Thursday, September 29, 2011

When it Rains, it Pours!

I have some blogging to catch up on. Because we've received so many new products in the last week, I'm going to keep it simple (it may not be short, though). Here's what's new...

  • Art-C: Ephemera packs (great for ATCs and mixed media projects)

  • Scrapbook Customs: Tons of new custom school & travel papers, as well as more sports

  • KaiserCraft: Their new Bonjour line - gorgeous!

  • Hambly: New screenprints, transparencies and, yes, Washi Tape!

  • Echo Park: Holly Jolly Christmas (whimsy) and Season's Greetings (traditional)... both great!

  • Webster's Pages: A Botanical Christmas, Fairy Tales, Let's Celebrate and Western Romance. There are also some awesome new trims!

  • LilyBee Designs: Two new collections - Harvest Market and Stationery

  • Sizzix/Hero Arts: Some of the new Stamp & Die Cut sets are in - we'd be happy to order any other styles you're interested in!

  • Doodlebug: Doodle Twine alphabet stickers - so cute!

  • October Afternoon: Sidewalks collection... classic!

  • Studio Calico: Three new collections (Autumn Press, Classic Calico and Memoir) as well as new Studio Calico designed stamps from Hero Arts (love these)!

  • Martha Stewart: New Punch all over the Page and Edge punches as well as new Party Crafting Template tools (these are very cool)!

  • Sizzix: New Basic Grey holiday dies are in stock, embossing folders, along with some Tim Holtz Fall dies

  • Fancy Pants: Saint Nick and Summer's End (one of my favorites) are both in stock!

  • Little Yellow Bicycle: Wonder & Wishes (holiday line) and Hello Fall

Ok, I kept it as short as possible, but this post is loaded with goodies! See you soon...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Welcome Fall!

Don't you just love Fall? Ah, it's my very favorite time of the year. Cool, crisp days. Yummy apple cider. Pumpkins to carve and bake. Kids back in school. And fabulous new scrapbook paper like this Forever Fall line by Bo Bunny. There are 10 wonderful, double sided designs that lend themselves perfectly to off-the-page creations. Using only 4 pieces of paper, some leftover buttons, and a bit of baker's twine, I made this wreath - in under two hours! Tim Holtz's Sizzlit Paper Rosette dies cut and score the rosettes in minutes so that all you have to do is glue them together, add a few buttons, and adhere them to a styrofoam wreath. Quick and easy - just the type of project I love! Can't wait to make another. For Christmas this time? The toughest part is deciding which paper to use: Bo Bunny's Father Christmas line or maybe Little Yellow Bicycle's Wonder and Wishes or how about Crate Paper's Peppermint collection? Decisions, decisions.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Bonus Blog Coupon!

What's better on a rainy day than a special blog coupon?! We know things are busy this time of year, between Homecoming, sports, back-to-school routines, etc. So here's a little incentive to make a pit-stop at Scrappy Chic this week.

Bring this blog post with you, either printed or on your phone, and receive 40% off a regular price item on Tues, 9/27 or Wed 9/28 only! Same restrictions apply to our competitor coupon days. But other than that, have at it! Hope to see you soon!

Vote 4 Scrappy Chic!

I just found out some interesting news about the WDIV Vote 4 the Best contest! You can vote once per week for your favorite businesses! Voting week runs from Monday to Sunday. So please remember to vote for Scrappy Chic as your favorite Scrapbooking Store, as we're in a tight run with one of our competitors... So exciting! Click here to vote. No user ID set up yet? That's ok... It only takes a minute.

Thanks for your support!

Friday, September 23, 2011

More News about Tim Holtz Ink Pads...

There is word that Ranger is making more of the Limited Edition Fall Ink Pads that Tim Introduced last week. We have, of course, requested a boatload of them, but time will tell whether or not we are able to get them. We had stopped taking waitlist names for the inks because we were told 'that's all she wrote'. But there is now hope that there will be more! If you'd like your name on the list, please call us back (maybe some of you made contact with Ranger and helped get the ball rolling). Again, no promises, but we like to be optimistic. :)

Just FYI, we already have the Winter series pads on pre-order, even though we don't know what they'll look like. It'll be a surprise for everyone!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Copic Marker Update

I just wanted to remind everyone that we now carry over 100 colors of Copic Markers. We carry the Ciao series, which have the same tips as the Sketch series, but are less expensive. On that note, Copic has increased their cost on the markers due to manufacturing increases accross the board. The increase took effect on August 1st, but we have held off on raising our marker prices in the store. We will be changing the price on our markers this weekend, but the Ciao markers are still a reasonable price for their quality at $4.79 each. Have questions about Copics? Katie and I are good ones to ask, as we both have been through some basic Copic training.

Ranger News

Some of you may have heard about the limited edition stamp pads that Tim Holtz released this past week. It was news to everyone (including retailers) on Thursday. Within an hour of hearing about them, our distributor, as well as Ranger themselves, were sold out. We were lucky enough to get a few on order for the store, but I think that will be all she wrote. We have several people on our wish list who would like them, so if you think you might, please call us soon to let us know. Once they're spoken for, we don't see being able to get any more.

On a brighter note, we have the three new colors of Jenni Bowlin for Ranger products! Speckled Egg, Weather Vane and Lavender Sachet are the three new colors. They are available in an ink pad, re-inker and paint dabber. We also received the Picket Fence Distress Stain, and may even have some in stock after today. We will continue to reorder this product, so don't worry if you didn't get one in the first round.

Playing Catch-Up

We have even more new products in this week. Yes, the list just keeps going and going and, well, you get the idea. We now have the fabric flowers from Basic Grey (happy to finally see these). These would work awesome as an accessory in addition to an embellishment. Some of the Tim Holtz District Market products are in... we have the 12x12 finished burlap panels. We also have his new 12x12 kraft pads and some embellishments.

There's a new Cricut magazine as well as a new Holiday idea book from Northridge Media. The newest Studio AE stamp is in from Technique Tuesday, called 'Family Is'. A box from Creative Imaginations came in with a bunch of new themed products, like Harry Potter goodies and the like, but I still haven't seen all of what's in there. There are also new themed papers and stickers from Paper House.

What else? Glad you asked! The new collections, as well as Hero-Arts-produced stamps, are in from Studio Calico. These stamps are moving fast! We also have (drum roll, please) about 2/3 of our order from Prima! We had to hide this stuff while we were putting it in the computer, because we knew the customers there would tear the box apart to see what was inside. But it's all out on the wall for everyone to enjoy!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Little Yellow Bicycle is In!

The two newest collections from Little Yellow Bicycle have arrived! Celebrate the arrival of Head of the Class and Get Your Game On! These two collections are beautiful (of course)! Mary's working on getting them into the computer as I type.

To honor their arrival, we have a special offer for you! They sent us some extra products we'd like to give to you. For every $5 you spend on LYB products, you'll receive a free pack of die-cuts! They're only available while supplies last, so act quickly to get yours.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

More Glitz!

I keep forgetting to tell you what else we received this week that was new. How could I forget Gitz Design?! These three new lines, Beautiful Dreamer, Vintage Blue and Dance in Sunshine, are absolutely gorgeous! I brought some home for myself today. In three completely different color themes, one of these is bound to catch your eye.

Tim Holtz Dies & Folders

Here's an update... We just received some of the new Tim Holtz dies and embossing folders from Sizzix! These are great Fall/Halloween sets I'm sure he'll be demonstrating on his blog soon. Get them while they're here... These things go quickly!

Simple Stories is New

We have two new collections from Simple Stories, including their 25 Days of Christmas collection! They're out on the shelf for you to shop through next time you're in. Simple Stories is known for making your page assembly easy... Different size shapes, cards, borders and more are ready to go.

Friday, September 9, 2011

New Cosmo Cricket is Here!

We have the latest from Cosmo Cricket in the house. Clementine is subtle, yet with the classic Cosmo flair. Dear Mr. Santa is an adorable vintage twist on the Cosmo Cricket style. We hope you'll like these new lines as much as everyone did at the trade show! There is also a new set of Tiny Type... Words! Love 'em.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day!

Well, today is usually a day off for most people. For me, it's a catch-up day as well as a get-ready-for-school-day here at our house. Before I forget, we have some more new products to tell you about! 7 Gypsies new line, Global, just came in this week. This is an awesome travel-inspired line with 7G flair. They also have some new realistic rub-ons - very cool!

We R Memories also sent us the new Fall line... I love their owl-inspired 6x6 album (I think our customers will love it, too). We had a box in the foyer from Spellbinders, but I haven't had a chance to peek into that one, yet. Stay tuned!