Thursday, March 25, 2010

Follow Up...

Wow - that was fast, ladies! I don't think I've seen a group of women this excited about a product in a while! Needless to say, the rest of the Sizzix dies from Tim Holtz are going quickly. A couple are already sold out, but most of the rest are still in stock in limited quantities. The embossing folders should be arriving in April, so hold on for that part.

We received several deliveries today. I need to sort it all out, but I love what I see so far! One is a Spring/Summer collection (available at independent retailers only) from We R Memory Keepers. This line has amazing bright colors, complete with page kits, card kits (I'm buying one of these!), stitched papers, $1 stamps, die cuts and more! A couple more of the Tim Holtz embellishments popped up in a box, like the clock faces and charms from his Idea-ology line. But there are only a few, and they'll be gone in a flash!

Linda is working hard on our open stock bead display, which should be ready soon. You'll continue to see the bead section transform, much like our store has. Stay tuned!

Tim Holtz Sizzix Dies are Here!

Enough said... :) See you all soon!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Two new Basic Grey kits are available!

I'm excited to offer, in addition to the Page of the Month kits, two brand new Basic Grey kits! The first is a mini album kit featuring Kioshi, oh so cute, for $22 - includes all of the supplies and complete instructions with photos.

Next is a double-page layout featuring Green at Heart (my favorite) for $20 - also with complete instructions and images. All Basic Grey kits come with all the supplies you need to complete them, as well as a little extra. These kits are only available while supplies last, so pick yours up while they're here!

The Good Stuff

That's what we got today... the newest stamps from Stamper's Anonymous! We have a huge assortment of Tim Holtz stamps, both cling- and wood-mount, as well as the latest from Wendy Vecchi. Hey - we even picked up some Darcie's stamps that we think you'll just love!

We also have new products from Creative Imaginations (new Star Wars, cowboy/cowgirl, calendar pages) including their new real wood paper sheets! This stuff is so cool, you can stamp on it, emboss and/or cut it in your manual die-cut machine, and it's gorgeous!

There's a new line from Piggy Tales - it's all about the pets! Dog- and cat-lovers rejoice; there are new papers and embellishments to choose from now. I can't forget the new, affordable line of baby papers and stickers from Colorbok - very cute!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Little Yellow Bicycle Contest

LYB is sponsoring a contest for their Generation Z line (in store, of course). Click here for the flyer with full contest details. First prize is $250 in LYB Product! Check it out!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Win a Scraptabulous Weekend!!!

Would you like to win an amazing weekend of scrapbooking fun at the Scraptabulous event 4/23-4/25 in Gaylord, MI? This weekend getaway includes 2 nights lodging at the Otsego Club, meals from Fri night to Sun morning and some serious cropping, a value of at least $250!

It's easy to enter! Here's how: Let us know you want to win! All you have to do is shop at Scrappy Chic between Mon 3/15 and Tues 3/23/10, and for every $25 you spend on merchandise, we'll give you an entry - if you ask for it. We want to make sure that our prize winner will be able to use it, as it's non-transferable.

How cool is that?! What will you do if you win? Go alone to get away? Ask a friend to join you? Meet up with someone already signed up? Whatever you choose, you'll love it. Just remember - if you want to win, ask for an entry. Good luck!

Bead Progress...

is moving slow. This is truly a monumental task. I know some of you have come in a couple times over the last week or so to see the changes, and you may be wondering why there are only a few more things out there each day. I have to admit being challenged by the beads, but not for long. It took us a few days to get it all in the computer (after all, Rome wasn't built in a day, right?). Now that much of it is, we will be working on getting it displayed. I have a couple more orders to place, now that we really know what kind of space we have left, and we'll be on our way.

I'm putting together a few classes to teach, and hope we can draw out some crafty beaders to join my teaching team. One of the classes I have planned is an Easy Earrings class, designed to teach some basic techniques while completing several pieces. In the meantime, if you have any beading products you'd like to see in the store, please let us know.

Slice, Bazzill, Studio Calico, woo hoo!

Before I get into what's new, I must say - my husband baked some butter pecan cookies (using cake mix), and they are fantastic! Eating them as I blog...

I forgot to mention that, with the new Making Memories order we received the other day, there were a few new Slice design cards! We now have Words & Expressions (Family), Baby, Nursery Rhymes, and the Sock Hop font. Did you know we carry almost every Slice card available? Slice owners - check them out next time you're in!

We just received a ton of new products from Bazzill, including 50 new cardstock colors (which are now mixed into the wall o'color). We also have some adorable mini die-cut cardstock shapes (scallops, circles, etc.), fancy buttons, new decorative edge strips designed for cards & smaller projects (soooo adorable, called Half the Edge!), and a whole slew of new flowers! We're still working on this stuff, but it's worth the wait!
Studio Calico fans - you'll be happy to know that Anthology is in stock! We also have tons of new stamps from this cool company, hand-picked by Staci, Julie and I (ok, I'll admit it - I think we just ordered all of them). As soon as we find room for it (yes, we're running out of room again - already!) we'll get it up on the wall.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

New Cardstock Colors and Bo Bunny...

We have over 40 new colors of cardstock from Bazzill today! Linda's working hard at rearranging the colors (again) so we can fit them all in - beautiful! We are almost done with putting out Basic Grey Kioshi & Green at Heart (too many interruptions to an important task, I tell ya'). The beads have been a huge task to get situated, but we're getting there. They are now actually starting to appear on the wall!

Tonight is one of our League parties, as well as my son's 6th birthday! It's been a busy day so far, and will continue to be as I bounce from one thing to another. While I do that, Cindy is working on putting in the new Bo Bunny that arrived today! I think I can speak for many of you when I say the Mama-razzi line is a favorite! We ordered the whole thing, so I hope we can get it out before the weekend for everyone to enjoy.

Monday, March 8, 2010

What's New This Week?

The answer is a lot! So far, we've received (and put on the shelf) the newest from Making Memories and American Crafts! I know you'll all be excited about what's going on this week...

Making Memories newest line, Pitter Patter, is an adorable assortment of papers and embellishments for babies - both boy & girl. This stuff is so cute, it makes me want to have another one just so I can use it for myself. :)

American Crafts came in recently, but we were waiting for some delayed Dear Lizzy items. For those of you anxiously awaiting their arrival, you can come and get 'em! We have the rest of the Thickers, including the one with the bicycle on it, the fabric self-adhesive papers and more albums.

Also, we just received the newest release from Little Yellow Bicycle - this is one of my favorites to date from them! Fresh Print Clothesline is so adorable, I hope you'll love it, too. This one's still waiting to be put in the computer, but we plan on getting to that tomorrow. We also received confirmation that we're getting Kioshi and Green at Heart from Basic Grey on Wednesday (be patient, grasshopper). If we don't answer the phone tomorrow, it's because we're getting the majority of our beads in, and will be pre-occupied with that for the next several days... just kidding - we'll still answer the phone, I promise!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

QuicKutz on Clearance!

We have just clearanced a ton of QK dies... we need to make room for the new ones, of course! If you're a manual die-cutting machine user (QK, Cuttlebug, Sizzix, etc.), you'll want to check out these deals before they're gone.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Basic Grey Page of the Month Kits are ready!

For those who haven't already been called by the store, the new Basic Grey POTM program is here, and is ready for pickup! When you participate in all 12 months, you'll get an adorable D-Ring album from BG absolutely FREE! There are a limited quantity of kits available, so be sure to get yours while they last. You can purchase March and April, which are both ready, and have the option of joining the meet-up group on the last Sunday of each month to work on your kits together. You may pre-pay for as many of the kits in advance as you'd like in order to guarantee your kit. Please call the store with any questions... this is a great opportunity to work on some guided BG goodness!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Little Tim Holtz, Girls' Paperie and more!

We received a ton of boxes from Advantus, which we're still working on getting in the computer. Of those, we've received some of the new Tim Holtz Idea-ology products, like his new book, the set of feet and some pins. We also received the papers and some stamps from Margie Romney-Aslett's newest venture... the Girls' Paperie. These are adorable! I wish I could say we have all of Tim & Margie's products, but as history repeats itself, it looks like we'll be getting these lines delivered to us in bits & pieces. That's ok... we'll enjoy it over time!

I noticed we also received some cool new stuff from Cropper Hopper, but for now it's hanging out in boxes. We'll do our best to get as much in as we can by the weekend.

Tim Holtz Distress and More have arrived!

Here's what we've received over the last couple days... tons of new inks and goodies from Ranger! We have all the new Distress Ink colors, as well as a whole assortment of Adirondack pigment ink pads! We also have the rest of the new and fun Ranger products, including Extra Time from Claudine Hellmuth - now extend the life of your paints!

The new Nestabilities dies from Spellbinders arrived as well, and these things are so cool! Look for them on the wall behind the counter next time you're in!

There were still more arrivals, including some long-backordered items for the Cricut (woo hoo) and tons of new papers and embellishments from The Paper Company! Hope to see you soon...