Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pardon Our Dust

We're doing a little construction at the store (it seems I do this when I run out of space). We've decided to recreate our checkout area to make it more efficient. The girls are excited because it means no more bumping into each other, and no more 'too many cooks in the kitchen' incidents. With this change, we'll only have one direction when you're entering and leaving the store instead of two. But we think this change will create a better work flow, which means better service for you! By the way, I swear I'm not trying to change things up right before the Freedom Grab, I didn't pick the date to build... it's merely a coincidence. :)

Monday, June 29, 2009

May the Force Be With You!

Star Wars paper and embellishments are here from Creative Imaginations! This is a much anticipated line that we welcomed today, and should have on the shelf by this afternoon... very cool (and dark, of course).

Under the Sea...

...is what we have from Reminisce. This new sea-themed collection covers every ocean topic you can think of! There are stickers and papers that would be great for Sea World, the beach, the pool, even Summer and travel in general!

Tons of Cartridges Arrived Today!

First of all, we received three new Slice cartridges I wasn't expecting... surprise! We have Studio Essentials, Calendar and Fonts Essentials. These are adorable and have tons of options.

We also received the four new Cricut cartridges, Stand and Salute (just in time for 4th of July), Jubilee font, Simply Sweet font, and Home Decor (Solutions). We have them all available for rent and for purchase. Did you know you can even use our store coupons on Cricut cartridges? That's 20% off the regular price PLUS you earn loyalty rewards which gets you another 4% back on your purchases!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Livonia puts on a show!

We just got back from the Livonia Spree fireworks a little while ago, and I thought it would be fun to share a little video I took of them. The city does a great job putting on an amazing fireworks display, and the kids really enjoyed it. We managed to find the perfect spot by accident... enjoy!
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New October Afternoon line and Albums from Pioneer

We finally received the Road Map line from October Afternoon, and boy - was it worth the wait! This is an adorable travel line in true October Afternoon style.

We also received a selection of new (gorgeous) albums from Pioneer. There are post-bound and D-ring albums in 12x12 size. They're definitely worth checking out.

Friday, June 26, 2009

New Fancy Pants Papers Arrived!

I didn't think they'd arrive so fast; we just ordered the new release last week! The new line of Kraft Kuts is absolutely adorable! There are boy and girl colors, but several could work with anything... very versatile! Cute owls, cars, stars, and more! They're on display for you to check out next time you're in!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Want to be Famous?

If yes, then Cosmo Cricket needs your help! If you're into Cosmo Cricket, you've probably seen their past releases unfold in interesting ways. Their blog hosts a series of videos - very comical - eluding to sneak peeks of the new lines. Well, now they want your ideas! You can even win their new Summer '09 releases! Click here to link to their blog and find out more!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Time to Vote 4 the Best!

It's that time of year again - the WDIV Vote 4 the Best contest has begun! Scrappy Chic was voted the Best Arts & Crafts store in Detroit last summer, and we need your help to defend our title. Please visit www.wdiv.cityvoter.com/scrappy-chic/biz/50320, login or sign up (only takes a minute), and vote! Then, tell your friends and family you'd like them to support your favorite scrapbooking store, too! Please vote and spread the word - we appreciate your support.

Basic Grey Goodness

The Basic Grey is out on the shelf (for real)! In addition to the two new lines, Basic Grey now offers Designer Cardstock Stacks in 6 assortments. Imagine - all of your favorite Basic Grey solids in a pack! We also have their new assortments of stamps, bling and pearls - all only $1.79 each! These won't last long...

Spongebob is here!

The Spongebob cartridge for the Cricut arrived, and we have it available for rent and for sale! This cartridge has everything Spongebob you could ever think of - even the Krusty Krab!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Need Your Input

Scrappy Chic has added QuicKutz to our inventory (arriving soon), and I'd like to get your feedback on the Epic Six die-cutting machine. This is a manual machine, similar to their Revolution and the Cuttlebug from ProvoCraft. The machine is a standard format, and cuts and embosses using both QuicKutz and other brands of templates. The machine will normally retail for $89.99, but we have the opportunity to offer it at a pre-order promotional price similar to that at other stores who are taking pre-orders. What do you think? Would you be an Epic purchaser?

Monday, June 22, 2009

New American Crafts Minis

Albums and ribbon spools, that is. American Crafts always has cute ribbons and mini albums, and the latest are no exception. The mini albums are Everyday patterns, and I think they're the best yet - 6x6 (non-refillable) minis make great gifts or special event albums. The Summer ribbon spools are so sweet - lots of polka dots this time around!

Oops... Basic Grey Delay!

Just FYI, if you were expecting to pick up your Basic Grey goodies (June Bug & Lemonade), there is a delay in delivery. We are now anticipating the delivery on Wed 6/24. Sorry about the delay (we're just as disappointed as you, trust me). See you soon!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

New Clip it Up Products!

For those of us who love Clip it Up, it's exciting to finally see their newer products available. We just received the Clip it Up Jumbo units, as well as the Wall Arms. The jumbo unit allows for more storage space, including 12x12 pages! This (with some Clip Grips for protection) would be a wonderful way to display your pages before putting them into albums! The Wall Arm attaches to any wall and collapses to save space. You can hang any size item from them, even 12x12 pages! Stop in and check them out for yourself...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Basic Grey Class Date Change

For those who are interested in taking the Basic Grey Page of the Month class (a great class, by the way), we have changed the date on our calendar. The class was previously scheduled for the 25th, but June's class will now be held on Thurs 6/18 at 6:30pm. If you'd like to attend, please call the store to sign up.

Who wants to win a FREE 60-Second Shopping Spree?!

I do! Oh, wait... I can't win it. But you can! Here's what you do: shop at Scrappy Chic between now and July 3rd. For every $25 you spend on merchandise, you'll receive an entry in the drawing. There's no purchase necessary, though - you can stop in on Tues 6/23 and ask for a free entry! Here's what you could win:

One person will have 60 seconds to run around the store and collect whatever they'd like in their arms - a whole minute! Everyone watches cheers you on as you run from section to section to grab your winnings. You make it to the register in time, and it's all yours to keep! But wait... I've been known to give up a little more (you'll just have to be there to see for yourself). Join us on Sun 7/5 at 1pm for the drawing and Spree. You must be present to win, because we'll all be waiting to watch you win! Good luck!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Epson Printers are back in stock!

Finally, they're here! If you've been wanting to get your hands on a PictureMate Zoom printer, you'll be happy to know we have a couple in stock. These amazing printers turn out professional-quality 4x6 and smaller prints from USB drives, camera with USB cable, most camera cards and even CDs - it will even burn your images to a CD! The printer is $229.99 (sorry, no coupons or loyalty points on these). If you'd like one, give us a call and we can set it aside for you.

We added Piggy Tales!

We thought their two new lines were so cute, we just had to pick up this manufacturer. We now have Row, Row, Row Your Boat and Yankee Doodle Dandee papers, stickers, rub-ons and more. These are great for summer, 4th of July, etc.

New Basic Grey Update

You'll be excited to know that I just received our shipping confirmation from Basic Grey, and our order is arriving Monday!!! We ordered all of the new June Bug and Lemonade products for you to enjoy and drool over!

K & Co's Actopus to Zelephant is here!

This is an adorable new line from K & Co. that I just loved at the show in January! Well, it's finally here and it's a winner! Perfect for baby, children and fun pages in general, this is on display now.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Red Wings Fans...

We just received new Red Wings die cut papers and titles - just in time for your playoff or fan pages! I don't see them lasting long, so get your scrapbook gear and get ready for game 7!

Only 3 Days left in the Store-Wide Sale!

Did you see the mega list of things we have on sale this week? We're trying to make some extra room for the overabundance of (gorgeous) new stuff arriving every week. In the past, we made most of our ordering decisions two or three times each year, with the products arriving in clusters. Now, many manufacturers have switched to rolling out new products every couple months, which means more new stuff is spread out throughout the year. This is great for keeping things fresh, but means there is so much to choose from it's hard for me to say no. See the list below for the savings we have in store for you. The store-wide sale ends Sunday, so be sure to make the trip if you are able to!

Flair is Fresh & Fabulous

Flair's new line, Fresh & Fabulous, just arrived this week. This is an adorable line, perfect for those girl pages! There are six double-sided papers and two coordinating sticker sheets to choose from.

Chatterbox Album Stands are in!

We had the new Chatterbox mini albums, but were still waiting for the adorable Bronze Album Stand. Well, it's finally here! This decorative album stand would make a great addition to any room, showcasing your favorite mini creations! Stop in and check it out for yourself...

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Hannah Montana Cricut Cartridge is in!

Even for those who aren't fans, I think this is a cute cartridge! There are several adorable fonts and shapes which are very relevant. One feature even offers a music scale font! We only kept one copy for the store as a rental, but can order one if you'd like.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Store-Wide Sale starts Monday!!!

In the newsletter, I promised you a huge sale, and you'll see I kept my word! The sale runs 6/8 through 6/14 on the following items (you can print it and bring it in for reference if you'd like).

Drum roll, please...
Branded Area
SEI papers – buy 2 get 1 FREE
KI Lace die-cut cardstock and Sheers – buy 2 get 1 FREE
Hambly rub-ons – 30% off
Cosmo Cricket Blackboard albums – 30% off
Making Memories Paperie Spiral Journaling books – 35% off
American Crafts Minimarks rub-on books – 35% off
Fancy Pants Mixed Media books – 25% off

From Bazzill wall to front of store
Doodlebug solid and damask flocked cardstock – buy 2 get 1 FREE
Core’dinations All in the Family paper packs – 30% off
Me & My Big Ideas Value Pack paper pads – 30% off
All Valentine’s paper and embellishments – buy 3 get 1 FREE
All Halloween paper and embellishments – buy 3 get 1 FREE
All Christmas & Hanukkah embellishments – buy 3 get 1 FREE
American Crafts Thickers – buy 2 packages get an Accent pack (shapes) FREE
American Crafts 4’ ribbon spools – buy 2 get 1 FREE
Doodlebug Chunky Glitter – 20% off
Making Memories Acrylic Paint – buy 2 get 1 FREE
Making Memories Rub-on alphabet packs – 35% off
All Jolee’s baby embellishments – buy 2 get 1 FREE
All Cricut Vinyl – 30% off
All patterned Grungeboard – 25% off
Bo Bunny Chunky Charms (chipboard) – 30% off
Making Memories Slice 12x12 Specialty Paper packs – 30% off
Technique Tuesday acrylic stamps – 30% off
7 Gypsies acrylic stamps – 30% off
American Crafts acrylic stamps – 20% off
All wood-mounted stamps – 25% off
EK Herma Vario dispensers – 35% off
Scotch ATG glue gun – 35% off
Darice Heat Tool – 35% off
Cropper Hopper Ribbon and Fiber cards – 35% off
All open stock ribbon – buy 2 yards get 1 FREE (mix & match)
Karen Foster mini License Plates – buy 2 get 1 FREE
My Minds Eye Transfer Titles and acrylic titles – buy 2 get 1 FREE
American Crafts Elements embellishments (brads, eyelets, buttons) – buy 2 get 1 FREE
Rusty Pickle button jars – 30% off
Making Memories Velvet and Pebble Brads – 35% off
All Heidi Swapp Bling – buy 2 get 1 FREE
Heidi Swapp Felt Flowers or Butterflies – 30% off
Fancy Pants 12x12 Felt die-cut sheets – buy 2 get 1 FREE
Making Memories Flower Shop Tins – 30% off
Heidi Swapp Florals – 35% off
EK Metallic Writers – buy 2 get 1 FREE

South Room
All books – 25% off
All magazines dated March ’09 or earlier – 35% off
Making Memories storage jars – 25% off
Making Memories Embellishment Center drawers – 35% off
Clip it Up 18” Ribbon Organizer – 25% off
Clip it Up Mini Organizer – 25% off
Art Bin Deluxe or Double-Deep satchels – 20% off
K & Co albums – 30% off
Making Memories pre-made 8x8 albums – 20% off
7 Gypsies Photo Carousel – 25% off
Cropper Hopper Stamp Station or Triangle Tool bin – 35% off
Heidi Swapp calendars – 30% off
Making Memories calendars – 25% off
Cropper Hopper Embellishment Essentials (squares or rectangles) or Photo protectors – buy 2 get 1 FREE (mix & match)
All Cricut storage – 20% off
All MiMi storage – 30% off
Maude Asbury albums – 25% off
Chatterbox Albums – 35% off
EK Maple Lane Press albums – 35% off
About a Girl scrapbook for girls – 35% off
Cloud 9 Book in a Box albums – 35% off

Tools
Making Memories Instant Setter or Stapler – 30% off
Making Memories – buy a Foam Brush kit and get a Refill FREE
7 Gypsies Wax Pot – 35% off
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper Case – 35% off
Cricut Deep Cut Replacement Blades – 35% off

***On all buy a quantity get one free items – free item must be of equal or lesser value. % off discounts are off regular price.

Hope to see you all next week for some amazing deals!!!

New Anna Griffin Riley Line is in!

It is a wonderfuly, whimsy, classic Anna Griffin line for little girls & boys! I would love to post pictures, but can't get them from their website, so you can check it out here: http://annagriffin.com/project/riley.html.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My Favorite Line is Here!

The new Traveler line from Little Yellow Bicycle was my favorite line from CHA back in January. Well, over four months later, it's finally here! I got it all in the computer today (mostly so I could take it all home - just kidding). Hopefully the girls will be able to get in on the shelves tomorrow morning. The color combinations in this line are amazing, as is the array of stickers and embellishments to go with it (lots of transparencies).

We also received their Say What line of journaling stacks, clear stickers and more. I hope you'll love it as much as I do!