Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to you and your family!  We closed early today, and will be closed tomorrow, 12/25/11.  We will reopen Monday 12/26 with a Crazy Coupon Day to celebrate!

New From K & Company

Edamame (aside from being one of my favorite snacks) is the latest line from K & Co.!  This collection has a soft color palette and comes with some amazing embellishments!  Check it out when you stop in next!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Fall in Love with New Crate Paper

Crate's newest line, the Paper Heart Collection, is in stock and ready to ooh and ahh over.  It's hard for me to imagine what I'm going to do for Valentine's Day since it's not even the end of the year yet.  But seeing all of these adorable papers gives me inspiration!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Hero Arts Debut!

We held our Hero Arts Debut this past weekend, and the stamps in this release are amazing!  We had demos using the new stamps, and their on display for you to check out!  If you don't see one of the new stamps you want from this release (or if it sold out quickly), please let us know so we can order it for you.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

It's Official!

Those who stopped in today already know, but I can spill the beans now.  Scrappy Chic has expanded!  We have moved up into the unit closest to 8 Mile, and are working hard to get most of it done by the weekend.  We've spent the past two days (with a crew of almost 20 each day) packing, stacking, moving and then doing just the opposite again.  Aside from a couple snags with shelving and building, we're moving along nicely.  We can't wait to share our finished product with you!  So, as I mentioned before, if you stop in before next week, please excuse our dust.  We think you'll like what's in store.  See you soon!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Last Sneak Peek...

Here's a little video with a final hint.  If you can't tell what's going on from the video, you'll just have to stop in and see for yourself!  Now, I have one word of caution for those of you who plan on stopping in tomorrow (Wednesday)...  We're not done yet!  So please excuse our dust and disorganization while we finish our surprise.  We plan on wrapping up the remainder of the work we have going on by the end of the weekend.  So exciting!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Another Sneak Peek

We love building the suspense!  Here are a couple photos of the store.  See if you can figure out what you're looking at...

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Updates on Our Progress...

Are you reeling with anticipation?  We've got quite a crew here tonight... almost 20 of us, I think.  We're making great progress on our transition/surprise, and can't wait to share it with you!  In the meantime, here's another sneak peek.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Something's Going on Around Here...

It's true... And the girls and I have had a heck of a time keeping it a secret.  Some of our customers are sneakier than others, and have had lots of questions for us.  What's going in next door?  Is it a restaurant?  Are you expanding?  Well, we're getting close to revealing what's going on.  Here's a little video for you...

New Line from Graphic 45!

Tropical Travelogue is the latest from Graphic 45, and it's gorgeous (what else did we expect?).  It's all out on the shelf for you to discover...

Sunday, December 4, 2011

We're Carrying a New Line of Markers!

Are you a fan of Copic markers, but don't want to shell out the big bucks?  How about those of you who want to learn about coloring with stamping, but don't want to get in too deep?  We are now carrying the Le Plume series of markers from Uchida.  These are brush-tip, permanent alcohol markers that cost just $2.99 each!  Copics are great, too, but the Le Plume markers are a great way to practice and get started with this fun part of paper crafting.  There are about 60 colors in stock... Enjoy!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

New Cricut Cartridges

We've received a few new Cricut cartridges recently, so I thought I should share!  We have the latest, Ribbons & Rosettes in stock, as well as New Testament, the Stencil Project cartridge, as well as several other seasonal cartridges (a few we didn't previously have access to).  I can't wait to see what our customers make with the Ribbons & Rosettes cartridge!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Brand New from Maya Road

We love Maya Rd., and this latest release doesn't disappoint!  There are new trinket pins, kraft die-cuts (including clocks and tickets), chipboard shapes, and more!  There's even a Baker's Dozen 12-month calendar kit using the Mega Bottlecaps!  Plus, you won't want to miss out on the new tulle trim in hot pink and gray.  It's all out and ready to share.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What's New This Week?

I feel like I've been a bit lax in my blogging, but the Black Friday weekend just kept us busy.  We were so happy to see so many customers showing their support for Small Business Saturday - what a great turnout!  But on to important business... what's new?!  We have the long-awaited Christmas line from October Afternoon, as well as their Farmhouse collection.  I love them both! 

We have a new themed series of papers and stickers from Reminisce (a little bit of this, a little bit of that).  There are also some additional new dies and embossing folders from Tim Holtz and Sizzix! 

On another note, we received some of our Black Friday promo items late (this always happens with something, right?) and they are on sale.  We have about 20 Cricut cartridges available at $19.99 each, some of which we've never carried before.  We also have an assortment of American Crafts patterned D-Ring 12x12 albums on sale for $13.99 (regularly $24.99).  There are a few of the promotional items left over from the weekend as well that we left out for our bargain-hunters (adhesives, Tim Holtz Configurations boxes, albums, trimmers, etc.). 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Black Friday Flyer

Just in case you hadn't heard already, we're having an amazing Black Friday and Small Business Saturday sale!  In fact, it's so good that much of it lasts until Monday!  Be sure to check out our flyer so you can see what's in store at amazingly low prices.  There will be even more deals in the store that we just couldn't fit into the flyer!  See you there...

By the way, did you know about what American Express is offering for Small Business Saturday?  If you have an AMEX, be sure to register your card at  Then, on Sat 11/26, spend at least $25 at a small, independently-owned business (like Scrappy Chic), and AMEX will give you a credit of $25 on your statement!  It's that easy (I'll be doing my part; $25 free is good).

We've Adopted a Family for Christmas

Each year, Scrappy Chic adopts a local family who needs a little help.  This year is no exception, and we're excited to be able to make another family's Christmas a bright one.  If you'd like to donate any new, unwrapped gifts for this family with 4 children, you can take 20% off an item in-store.  See complete details here.  Our cutomers rock, and we'd love any help you can offer.  Thanks in advance!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Golden Ticket Winners Announced!

Congratulations are in order for our Golden Ticket Winners!  We had so much fun celebrating our 5th Anniversary!  We thank everyone who stopped in and participated... We couldn't be here without your support, and we appreciate you all.  Without further ado, here are our Golden Ticket Winners...

Grand Prize: Free Scrapbooking for a Year - Cathy Esbrook!
Runners-Up: $100 toward Crops & Classes - Georgia Harris & Shelly Sherman!

We also gave away a Scrapbooking Getaway weekend at Otsego Club in Gaylord, MI.  Raven Schroeder was the lucky winner of that trip!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sew Stamper is In!

Remember the Sew Easy tool, and how hard it was for us to keep them in stock?  Well, We R has done it again!  Introducing... the Sew Stamper Tool!  The stamping heads are interchangeable with the Sew Easy tool, but they stamp your sewn lines!  This tool makes faux sew (my fave) even easier! 

Have a Gathering!

Authentique's latest line, called Gathering, is just the right colors!  I love this Fall/Winter-inspired line, and can't wait to take some home for myself!  It's on the Authentique spinner for you to ogle next time you're in.

Monday, November 14, 2011

New Winter Twig from LYB!

Did you love the Twig line from Little Yellow Bicycle earlier this year?  It was one of our best-sellers!  Well, they must have received some great feedback on it, because they released Winter Twig!  Similar great colors, but with a winter twist!  I can't wait to get mine!

Friday, November 11, 2011

New Trend - Washi Tape

Sometimes new products or trends are introduced and they are just not my style (woodland animals?).... other times I catch on a go overboard (banners - you can never have enough!)... but this time I am just late to catch on. Washi tape seems to be everywhere I look these days!!

A about a month ago I was scrapping at the store and Angela talked me into some of the new Hanbly washi tape - and I am so glad she did!

I used jut a little of the brown wood grain tape here....

Then I layered the wood grain with the turquoise words under the title here...
Here I used to to add a pop of color behind a bunch of layering (pink pattern on the left)...

And again here to affix my photos to the page...
I am totally addicted and need ALL of them now!!! I will be stopping by the store tomorrow to pick some up before its all gone! Be sure to check out Angela's blog ( for lots more great washi tape use as well!!!

Have a great weekend,

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fun class added this month!

Did you see the fun Busy Boy 8x8 Album class Chris is teaching on the 15th?  You get tons of supplies, even the album, for only $26!  Seats are limited so sign up soon. For complete class info, go to

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tim Holtz Boxes are In!

Have you seen the Trinket Case and Toolbox from Tim Holtz?  These cases are wonderful for either trinkets (hence the name) and inks & tools (fit in the larger size).  We have both sizes in stock.  These would make great holiday gifts, too (hint, hint!). 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Golden Ticket Giveaway is Underway

We had an amazing turnout yesterday for our Golden Ticket Giveaway!  There was a line of wonderful people before we even opened.  When I checked in last night, there were a few candy bars left, but not sure if there will be any left this morning.  We heard lots of hooting as people opened their treats to find the magical golden tickets.  Everyone got a deal and had fun saving some bucks. 

Did you happen to see the drawing for the FREE weekend to Otsego Club for a scrapbook getaway?  Customers can enter once per day until 11/13 for a chance to win an all-inclusive weekend to Scraptabulous 2012 or Encore 2012 in Gaylord, MI (love this place).  We'll draw the winner for this the same day as our Golden Ticket winners.  Stay tuned!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

FabScraps is Shabby Chic!

FabScraps' newest collection is Shabby Chic, and it's right up our alley!  The muted blues and browns will go with any vintage project!  There are, again, die-cut paper flower pages, tags, papers, laser cut chipboard and more.

My Favorite is Here!

There were so many cool collections at CHA this past Summer.  But one stood out as a favorite for me, and it's finally here!  Part of We R Memory Keepers' exclusive independent retailer program, Vintage T is just what I need.  The papers remind me of the clothes my son wears... Think jeans, plaid shirts, tags, a little sporty and very faded.  I can't wait to take it home and use it (not just save it). :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New from My Mind's Eye!

We have the new Funday Kraft collection from MME!  This amazing line is better than any patterned kraft line I've seen!  Fun, fun, fun!  It's all checked in; we just need to make room for it on the shelves.  Soon, I promise!

Openings at Otsego Club's Encore Weekend

Otsego Club in Gaylord, MI is the host of three annual crops.  The Croptoberfest I went to last month took place here.  I just got word that they had a few cancellations, which is great news for those looking for a great scrapbooking getaway!  If you're interseted in reserving a spot, here are the details...

All Inclusive Scrapbooking Weekend, November 11-13, 2011
Northern Michigan’s Premiere Scrapbooking Destination.  Please join us for the addition of a 3rd Event
of our 2011 Schedule!
Weekend Package Includes:
• 2 Nights Lodging
• Dinner on Friday (I can tell you the food is delicious)
• Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on Saturday
• Saturday Night Surprise Snack Bar
• Breakfast on Sunday
• Snacks & Non-Alcoholic Drinks
• Amazing Gifts and Prizes
• 8 foot Personal Cropping Space
• Individual Lighting
Single Occupancy $309.00, Double Occupancy* $239.00, 3 or 4 Guests per room* $209.00

• On Site Vendors with Great Products Available to Purchase including Inspiration Station, Close to My Heart, Creative Memories and More! 
• Unlimited Cropping from Friday 12pm until Sunday 4pm
• Optional Cricut, Gypsy and Design Studio classes offered by Create Your Heart Out
• Meals prepared by our Award Winning Chefs
• Drink Specials in our Duck Blind Bar
• Mani/Pedi/Massage Appointments Available
• Contest - Raffles - Prizes


696 M-32 East • Gaylord, MI,  Call to make reservations: 800.752.5510
$50 deposit due at time of reservation to reserve spot.  Subject to availability. Restrictions apply. 
Package rates are based on standard rooms.  Taxes & Gratuity included. *Per person.  One Nighter and Local Scrapbooking Available - Call for more information!  For more information please email Denise at

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

We Have Flower Soft

Many of you have asked, and I finally decided to add Flower Soft to our product selection.  There are a variety of colors - both solids and blends.  There are some amazing holiday colors that would be great on cards, too!

Cricut Cartridges are In Stock!

We finally have the new Chic & Scary Cricut cartridge designed by Teresa Collins!  We also have Simply Scarecrow.  Both are seasonal cartridges, and are $24.99 while supplies last (sorry, no discounts).  Get yours while they're here!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Basic Grey, it's Basic Grey!

We finally have Picadilly and Little Black Dress from Basic Grey!  We wondered when they'd arrive, but the wait is over.  We'll be working on getting the products in the computer throughout the day so you can get to them ASAP.  See you soon!

What's rolling in?

We've got some great new products for you this week! Bo Bunny has three new lines, all gorgeous. There are several new dies and embossing folders from Tim Holtz and Sizzix. We also have the latest from Lily Bee Design. I am excited about all of it!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New from Prima

We finally got all of the new Prima flowers and embellishments out! There are tons of beautifully designed flowers - so many I want to take them all! There are also new metal embellishments in their Shabby Chic Treasures line (how appropriate), designed by Ingrid Bolme. Be sure to check them out (and take them in) while you're here.

District Market by Tim Holtz

Have you seen Tim's finished product line, called District Market? We received a sampling of the products already (the finished canvases), but we now have the rest! The tote bags are my favorite, and there are matchbook notebooks, journals, notecards, etc. We also have a couple new Idea-ology products, like the tissue wrap and birdcages. This stuff is not only fun, but would make great gifts as well!

New Collection from American Crafts

We have the latest from American Crafts, a masculine line named Chap! I know once this goes out on the shelf, I'll be picking some up for my son's pages. Of course, there are some great embellishments and new Thickers to go with it!

Backordered Items Finally In!!!

We finally have (drumroll, please) ALL of the SmashBooks! Woo hoo! Get yours while they're here! We've called on everyone who was on our wish list, and the rest are up for grabs.

Secondly, we received a second shipment of Tim Holtz Fall Seasonal ink pad sets! There are a few sets left over, but they are a limited edition item and will no longer be available after the manufacturer is sold out.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Peppermint Twist is Here

We R Memory Keeper's next retailer-exclusive line is in stock, Peppermint Twist. This is a great, classic red & green line just in time to get a head-start on those Christmas cards! Of course, there are adorable pages for your memories of Christmases past and future.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Melissa Frances Christmas, Anyone?

We have Melissa Frances' Christmas line in stock! This beautiful, retro paper is just what the Dr. ordered! Check it out, along with the many other new holiday papers and embellishments we now have in stock.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Echo park, We R & More!

We have a few new products in from last week...

Echo Park's new line, Times & Seasons, is a hit! This amazing, rich-colored line is perfect for adult pages or cards. We also have a new collection from Jenni Bowlin - it's an extension of her black & white line, with a new, heavier-weight cardstock! There are also some cool cigar box vintage kits.

We R's newest products are in stock! Do you love the Sew Easy tool? Now they have the Sew Ribbon tools! These make perfect cut-outs to thread some adorable ribbons across your projects! The ribbon packs are adorable, too, to use with or without the tools. We also have their new designer leather albums - adorable!

There's also a very cute new collection from Reminisce called Family Pride. Think pride of lions...

We have a couple more boxes to open just today, so stay tuned for more new products!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

7G Artist Advent Kit: Limited Edition

Hey mixed media enthusiasts (and those who want to be)... 7 Gypsies is offering a limited edition blog kit! This very cool kit includes everything you need to create a unique project. They'll be publishing complete instructions on their blog on October 10th, and we have the kits in stock. Be sure to pick yours up before they're gone... Read the official blog post here. No coupons, please.