Thursday, July 28, 2011

Shoppers, Start your Engines!

It's official - we've already started receiving our CHA orders! Here are a few things that have arrived this week:

October Afternoon's Boarding Pass collection is an adorable grouping of international travel icons, all in their own style. The three newest lines from Authentique just arrived, and they're amazing! There's a new color theme as well as a Christmas and Halloween line. We think you'll love them (and you can check them out on their very own new display). We have a new coordinating album, paper and stickers from Grant Studios, designed by Grace Taylor - so cute (from a new company). The new Fran-tage products from Stampendous are in, as is the verdict - these things look so cool! I'm curious to see what you ladies are going to do with these new Mica Fragments, Shaved Ice, Aged Embossing Enamel and the like. There are tons of new books and magazines in this week (some flying off the shelves), like Cricut Magazine and Cricut Cards, Mini Albums, some Paper Crafts books, as well as some new Tweety Jill publications. There are tons of scrapbooking and stamping ideas to be had! We also have some new stamp sets from Tweety Jill. This is a new brand for us, and these sets look amazing! There are some new styles of punches from EK Success - these layering and garland punches are so cool! Plus, this just in - new Jolee's and Martha Stewart Halloween embellishments - love them!

You'll notice some changes in the store over the next couple weeks (I know, when don't we change things up). We like to keep it fresh! As we move out the beading inventory, we'll be moving products over to that area, and have already begun doing so. We are expanding our stamp supply area to accomodate the massive amount of new stamps coming in. Don't worry - we haven't moved things too far. We'll be happy to point you in the right direction. In the meantime, please pardon our clutter.

Shoppe Hop Winner Announced

The winner from the Summer Shoppe Hop was Debbie Wiseman, from the Scrapbook Emporium Group. She won a Tim Holtz Vagabond machine by Sizzix! Congrats, Debbie! Thanks, again, to everyone who participated in this fun event.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pretty Little Studio

Calling all vintage lovers... This newer company has the goods! We just received their latest lines, and they are absolutely vintage goodness. The papers come in 8x8, both loose and in stacks. You'll definitely want to check this out next time you're in!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Since We Got Back...

We've received even more new products last week! We have the new Victoria Gardens line form Echo Park (hello, beautiful). We have the full collection, which includes 6x6 pads with smaller versions of the line. There are at least four new lines in from Reminisce - a vintage Christmas line (this one really looks like old school wrapping paper), two Halloween lines and a Fall collection.

The new holiday clings and clear stamps are in from Stampendous, as well as those from Hero Arts! We also have the new QuicKutz/Lifestyles Summer release - think tropical thoughts! New Fall & Halloween stickers and papers arrived from Jolee's. We also have a shipment here from K & Company - it includes Fall & Halloween products, but something special as well... More Smash products! Woo hoo! We'll get to this as quickly as we can and call on our 'wish listers' to get their requests filled. Whatever's left will go out on the floor for everyone else to drool over. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day 2 of CHA

Today was very productive and fun. Rush, rush, rush is sometimes the norm, and that I did. But we ordered tons (and I mean tons) more than I had planned. We went nuts at the Prima booth, American Crafts and October Afternoon (among others), but those had some of our favorite things. The girls were excited to meet some of their favorite scrapbook celebrities, and I got to meet some fun people on the show floor.

We unwound tonight at a show-sponsored event called Divas! We got there just in time for a wonderful buffet dinner, dessert and live music. There was a top 40 cover band as well as an Abba cover band! We danced and had fun with the photo opportunities for hours. What a fun way to wrap up the day.

Tonight we're preparing our final orders for the show so we can pack up and head back over in the morning. There's also a craft supershow in the same building (also part of CHA) that we hope to have time to visit. We ordered many new products that will ship as early as next week, so don't be surprised if you start seeing new product posts right after we get back!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

CHA Day 1 of the Trade Show

Today was our first day on the show floor, and we literally hit the ground running (when don't we?!). Katie ran off to find Pink Paislee, but they moved... oh no! Angela made a b-line to Studio Calico (missed out on the freebies, but got to meet Kelly Purkey). I headed over to Bo Bunny to meet with our sales rep, and began placing a series of orders that would soon lead us to about 16 different orders completed. Whew! We have so much more to do tomorrow, but saw some very cool products and project ideas today throughout the show floor. Tim Holtz chatted with us about his new totes (I think you'll love these), and we ran into many CHA friends throughout the day. Katie and Angela are diggin' Dyan Reaveley from Ranger and her new stamps. Amy Tangerine is a great new line from American Crafts that the girls are excited about, and Teresa Collins' new releases are wonderful. We all love Echo Park, October Afternoon and Pink Paislee (and ordered pretty much everything). My favorite of the day was Et Cetera from Bo Bunny (I know you guys will love this one).

We each took a class tonight... Katie & I learned more about Copic markers, and Angela got Tube-a-Licious (wait 'till you see these adorable project ideas)! Want to see some product pictures? You an also check out Angela's blog at Stay tuned...

Monday, July 18, 2011

CHA Here We Come!

Well folks, we made it to Chicago, and we're getting ready to get some rest before a big day on the show floor tomorrow. We had fun taking in a couple events tonight, including munching samples from local restaurants (I always try something new) and visiting Oompa Loompas (while eating delicious desserts). Tomorrow we start our ordering frenzy, and we won't hold back. We look forward to sharing our day with you, so stay tuned for more. Keep in mind, we stay up late sometimes and posts are available when we can keep our eyes open long enough. :)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bead sale increased to 40% off!

We are now selling all of our jewelry-making/beading supplies at 40% off! That's right - strands, individual beads, components, sterling silver, Swarovskis, you name it! But when they're gone, they're gone, so stop in soon. We even have new arrivals that we ordered months ago but just came in this week!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New Product Update

We're getting ready to head to CHA in Chicago on Monday, but I thought I'd offer a couple updates before we hit the road. We have a couple SmashBook products in stock this week, but they won't last long (book bands, clips, some smashmarks, etc.). The last update I had from the manufacturer indicated we may not see the books again until August or September (I know, crazy, right?). But we'll keep everyone updated as we get products in.

We have, sitting in our foyer, an amazing new brand of paper. I have only seen glimpses of it, and I bought the entire collection without even seeing it all. Here's the scoop... Margie Romney-Aslett left her previous line (Girls' Paperie from Advantus) and started a new gig with 4 others. Authentique is the result and, so far, we think it's awesome! Hopefully we'll be able to get it out for everyone to see this weekend. We are anxiously awaiting the full view!

We also received a huge shipment of custom school (and local venue) papers and embellishments. We'll be adding them to our new & improved custom paper section! Be sure to look through them next time you're in!

As always, we'll attempt to offer updates from CHA (although we are often too tired to blog after a long day, but we do love sharing). We look forward to seeing all the new products we'll be able to share with you! Until then...

Novi Stamp Show Tickets

Scrappy Chic now has advance tickets available for the Heirloom's Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival on August 6th & 7th at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Tickets are $6 each and include admission to both days (tickets are $8 at the door). Pick up your tickets next time you're in... available now while supplies last. For more information about the show, visit

JJ in Germany: the Blog

For those of you who know Julie (former Scrappy Chic employee, regular visitor to the store), she started a blog about her adventures in Germany!

JJ in Germany: market day: "Yesterday was raining and hot and humid. Much cooler today and I'm glad for it! Thursday is one of the market days here in Heilbronn along ..."

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Weekend Crop Update

We are getting closer to one of our craziest, busiest weekends! Join us 7/22 for the beginning of our Weekend Crop! We have just opened up the remaining seats to individual days and full tables. You can crop for the entire weekend for $65 including food, snacks, prizes, etc. You can also crop Friday only for $20, Saturday only for $35, Sunday only for $10, or any combination of those days! If you'd like a full 8-foot table, you can upgrade for an additional $10 per person.

We will also be participating in a Shoppe Hop that weekend, and will be welcoming some new visitors to the store. Plus, Jen Starr will be at Scrappy Chic on Sat 7/23 to teach some Ranger classes! Tim Holtz fans and those who want to learn all about ink will not want to miss this opportunity to take classes from one of Ranger's own educators!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New Cricut Cartridges Are Here

It's been a while, but ProvoCraft has released a few new Cricut cartridges. These include some project-based cartridges, like Flower Shoppe (love this one) and Word Collage (I can think of so many places around the house to use this one or as a page background). We also have Phrases, Summer Celebrations and Autumn Celebrations. Just in time for our next Cricut Club Crop!

KaiserCraft has arrived!

Two new KaiserCraft lines slipped past me... Not sure how that happened! We have Little Toot (adorable little boy line) and Blae & Ivy (beautiful by any standards). Check these out next time you're in!