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