Thursday, October 29, 2009

Photos of Andrea Deer's Class

I now have photos of the Birthday Bash album class that Andrea Deer, from Creative Imaginations, will be teaching on Thurs 11/6! This is an adorable accordian album, packed with style & embellishment! There are still seats available at $40, but it's already coming up next week so act fast to save a spot! For more info and additional photos, you'll find the complete class description at

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Donna Downey Class Update

We are getting closer to Donna's visit, so I thought I'd post an update for those still considering taking one or more of her classes. This is a rare opportunity for you to learn from a scrapbooking icon. There are still seats available in Donna's classes. Friday night (11/6) she's teaching an amazing mixed media album I think you'll all love! Saturday (11/7) she'll be teaching a layout class in the morning, then her super-cool Fabric Scrapbooking class in the evening (a no-sew class). She'll also be available for photo opportunities between classes - let us print a picture of you and Donna out while you shop! On Sunday (11/8) she'll be teaching her Swatches, which I'm told is a great compliment to the Fabric Album class.

I'm so excited that we have students coming from all over the place - other states, even other countries! Ok, I know Canada's close, but how cool is that?! Remember, if you sign up for more than one class, you'll receive a $10 store gift card! For more information, visit the calendar section of our website at, or call the store at (248) 426-9020. You can sign up for any classes in person or by phone with a credit card. We can also make local hotel suggestions if you're traveling to our area for the classes.

New Bo Bunny's in the House!

I just felt like saying that... We have Bo Bunny's three new lines, Snowy Serenade (a limited edition glitter series), Persuasion (think Valentine's Day already), and Love Bandit. These are great papers and stickers, once again, from Bo Bunny.

Basic Grey Page of the Month Kits available!

We have some assorted Basic Grey Page of the Month Class Kits available for a discounted price of $20 each! These are 2-page layout kits with complete instructions and all the pieces you need. Just add your tools and you're ready to go! But these are in limited quantities, so get 'em while they're here! Each month's kit features a different new line of Basic Grey paper and embellishments, created by their amazing designers.

QuicKutz New Release Event 11/3!

Help us welcome the Santa's Workshop Limited Edition Gift Set on Tuesday, November 3rd at 7pm. This is the first set to come with optional accessory dies! The set is perfect for those who like to make quick gifts, tuck & hide things on their pages or cards, and has many interactive elements. It even comes with an adorable alphabet! Santa's Workshop will definitely become your go-to set to use year-round. Don't let the name fool you - this set has nothing to do with Santa at all, and is totally our store's style! The set retails for $89.99, but we have some great release day only specials for you!
  • Save 20% on an Accesssory die
  • Save 30% on a bundle of Accessory Dies!
  • Win free QK product just for participating (we're even giving away a $89.99 Gift Set!)
  • Take 40% off a QK Epic Machine with the purchase of a Santa's Workshop gift set!

This is the lowest price you'll see on these dies this season, as they're being made in limited quantities (and some are even sold out from the manufacturer already). When they're gone, they're gone! You may pre-order your Santa's Workshop Gift Set witha $25 deposit. If you change your mind when you see the set, your deposit will be refunded to a gift card. But we're confident you WON'T be disappointed! Hope to see you then!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

New Riff Raff in stock!

You saw the pointing finger on Staci's layout, and wanted to know what it was. In fact, many people all over the country wanted to know what that was... it was a die cut from Riff Raff! We just received another shipment with some new shapes we think you'll love! They should make their way onto the shelf tomorrow!

The Gypsy is on its way... with $100 back?!

Actually, we have one for sale already! The new Gypsy for the Cricut is all the buzz these days, and we're all anxiously awaiting their arrival. We had a small batch arrive, and have one left in stock for $299.99. This amazing small machine holds the Design Studio software, as well as some pre-loaded exclusive cartridges. Plus, Provo Craft is offering a $100 credit on for customers who send in their proof of purchase information from purchasing Gypsy - yes, $100 to spend on! This offer is only valid on store purchases (not valid on Gypsy units purchased on HSN). For more information about the promotion, visit

The Gypsy will start shipping between the end of next week to stores and we've got 'em on order for you! If you decide to purchase a Gypsy, you can pre-pay in person or over the phone (but see my note below). Those who call early will be at the front of the line when they arrive (after the one left in stock is gone). PLUS - each customer who purchases their Gypsy from Scrappy Chic will be able to take a Cricut class of their choice for FREE ($18 value)! You will also earn Loyalty Rewards on your purchase ($12 value). Don't forget about the manufacturer offer you'll get for buying it from our store ($100 value). Add up the value and you'll see the savings. I have another option that may be of interest to you... you can put your Gypsy on layaway! Contact the store for more details if you're intersted in this option.

By the way, our Cricut Club members pay $20 less for the Gypsy, and still get the benefits above. It's easy to join the Cricut Club (and worth the savings). Find more info about the Cricut Club at

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

More from the Weekend Crop

Here is a photo of our Weekend Crop winners at the store. I thought I'd also share a couple photos from our trip to Scraptoberfest this past weekend in Gaylord, MI.

K & Co Evergreen is here

It's beautiful! This new holiday line from Brenda Walton is amazing. I'm impressed by the embellishments - high quality and unlike any others. This is definitely one holiday line worth checking out.

Karen Foster in 9 New Themes

Yes, 9 themes! We have new Karen Foster paper and embellishments in brothers, sisters, military, princess, St. Patrick's Day, Valentine's Day, twins and winter. They even have new themed albums, which we're hoping will arrive soon.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Weekend Crop Wrap-Up

We had a great turnout for our weekend crop this past weekend! There was some great food and tons of prizes to be won, including a Pink Making Memories Slice Machine! Here are the names of some lucky croppers who won prizes at the crop:

Amy Gassman – Little Yellow Bicycle T-Shirt
Jeri Grover – Wendy Vecchi Stamps & Inkpad
Julie Heasley – MM Vintage Findings Assortment
Emily Ferreira – MM Vintage Findings Large Baby Kit, MM Halloween 5 piece Assortment
Kim Mackneish – MM Halloween 3 piece Assortment, Wedding Assortment
Terri Katlein -Assorted Accessories, MM Tag Maker & Rims, MM Grommet Tool Kit, Vintage Findings Large Girl Kit, Handmade Nation Book (wow, Terri cleaned house!)
Sher Walker – Acrylic Stamp Sets
Deborah Adair – QuicKutz Central Park Alpha
Meghan Hanley – MM Vintage Findings Large Travel Kit and the coveted MM Pink Slice with a Pink Spatula!

Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to everyone else who participated. Plan on another fun Weekend Crop in January!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Basic Grey Nook & Pantry and more...

It's here, and I love it. This line is yummy - it's full of adorable foods perfect for recipe books, pages about food, or anything fun!

We also just received a new line of Jolee's and Sticko embellishments & stickers from EK Success. These things cover the whole range of subjects. Be sure to keep an eye out for them next time you're in.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Computer Upgrades

We've spent most of yesterday and today dealing with 'issues' that come with upgrading software. Imagine spending 8-10 hours straight dealing with tech support, reassuring you that they know much more than you. Ugh! After a lot of headaches and waiting, loggin in and out, we can assure you we now have state of the art credit card security! Your personal information has always been safe with us, but now your information is even safer! We are actually ahead of deadlines to be compliant with new regulations. I know this may be a boring post, but I'm just happy to be done with the upgrade.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

New tools from EK Success

Do you take your scrapbook supplies by plane? Many tools are prohibited from carry-ons, including scissors. EK Success has a new pair of travel scissors that are airplane approved! There's also a new Circle Scissor tool - a simple no frills cutting and drawing tool for circles of all sizes.

Friday, October 9, 2009

It's getting spooky in here!

I just have to post this picture because I was totally surprised (pleasantly) when I came into the store today. Mary created the most adorable Halloween display in the foyer! If there were ever a shabby chic Halloween display, this is it! Be sure to stop in so you can admire it in person (and get some cool Halloween decorating ideas). She and her daughters even made spiders from beads! While you're there, you can check out the miniature Basic Grey dress I made with the Eerie paper line.

Lucky you...

It's a good week for deliveries. It's raining nonstop anyway, you may as well scrapbook! Here's what we've received (and I'm totally excited)!

The new lines from Webster's Pages are finally here! The embellishments are gorgeous, and include self-adhesive cameos! The trim packages are to die for, and the paper is divine. We also received some new Christmas papers from KaiserCraft, as well as a slew of new food papers.
I'm so happy to have the new Nutmeg Fall line from Cosmo Cricket - and right on time! We'll try to get this one on the shelf Saturday - it's absolutely adorable! Hope you can check it out soon.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

More Pink Paislee?

The new Mistletoe & Co. line arrived today, and it's gorgeous! I really loved the new products we saw at CHA from Pink Paislee, so I'm glad to finally see them in the store. I think we ordered everything, who knows. When I see stuff this cute, I just go cross-eyed and quickly place an order.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New Little Yellow Bicycle Christmas is in!

The newest Christmas line from LYB, 25 Days of Christmas, is in and on the shelf! They've done it again with another amazing line of papers (with tons of coordinating embellishments). As usual, the releases from LYB are in limited edition so when they're gone, they're gone. I have a feeling the mini book and matching die cut paper won't last long - they make mini books a snap!

New QuicKutz Release!

We kicked off the new QK die release with a visit from our QK Ambassador, Sandy, tonight! The new line is a series of paper dolls and accessories! Just wait and see what you can create with these versatile dies! There are tons of theme/character sets, like firefighter, ballerina, sports uniforms and more. In addition to the traditional paper doll sets (in both 2x2 and 4x4 sizes), there's also a fashion doll set that's amazing as well as an adorable new 4x8 alphabet set! Be sure to stop in and check out the new dies while they're in stock!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

COC Fundraiser a huge success!

Vikki Thomas hosted a fundraiser at the store today for Community Outreach Centers, a network of non-profit housing corporations that provide services for persons with developmental disabilities. She filled both crop rooms, and gave away over $2,000 in prizes! The food was amazing, the participants had fun, and they raised a ton for their organization! Great job, Vikki and friends, congratulations on a successful event!

Friday, October 2, 2009

7G Printer's Trays are here

These awesome printer's trays from 7 Gypsies are amazing - you can use them for so many different purposes! My favorite is the collaged wall art, using each tray for a different memoir or collage. They come in a dark, rich color wood with a sturdy metal handle (perfect for hanging on the wall if you choose).

QuicKutz New Release Party Planned!

Would you like to know what the next new series of dies will be from QuicKutz? We're going to show you at our QuicKutz New Release Party on Tues 10/6 from 6pm to 9pm! Sandy (our QuicKutz Ambassador) will be at the store to demo the new dies, which are adorable. We'll have a giveaway, refreshments and maybe even a little contest thrown in! Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

More new Creative Imaginations & Maya Road

We received a couple shipments yesterday including more new products from Maya Rd (acrylic/chipboard flip calendars, some cute canvas covered mini albums, etc). We also have new papers from Creative Imaginations, like a birthday line (very whimsy & bright) as well as the Love & Adore line (and some miscellaneous papers and embellishments I think you'll love). Be sure to check them out this week if you're in!