Tuesday, January 31, 2012

CHA Day 4

We had a great time tonight at the show event - the Craft Carnival. It focused on charitable organizations in the craft industry, so we got to make cards for Operation Write Home. Fawn even sewed a pillow case for ConKerr Cancer. We ate, we had charicatures drawn, palms read, dishes spun, feathers balanced, and we danced. Yes, it was an interesting night.

We're packing up our bags tonight full of samples, giveaways (and dirty laundry) and planning out our last day at CHA. Tomorrow we'll be placing last-minute orders and getting a few more samples (if we're lucky). Today was a whirlwind of order-placing, make & takes and searching for lost (expensive) cameras. The orders were plentiful, the make & takes were cool, and the camera was found (phew). We're spending more than we planned, so we think you'll really like what we have coming in. We'll post again after we head back home. Katie has plans to put together a mini book highlighting our trip. If you're in this weekend, maybe you can catch a glimpse!

Monday, January 30, 2012

CHA Day 3

Hi Everyone! Today was a busy day at CHA. Here are our hightlights of the day...

Fawn: Anna Griffin - she is so happy that I decided to carry this line again (she would like you to buy some so she doesn't feel like she led me astray).

Katie: Photo op with Donna Downey (she practically ran to Donna down the aisle).

Chris: We R Memory Keepers Album assortment - just wait 'till you see how many albums we'll have in stock now!

I'm in the process of downloading Fawn's 821 pictures off her camera since she filled her card and wants to take more photos. So I'm going to use a few of her amazing photos to share some of our day with you. We'll post again tomorrow. 

In the meantime, here are some photos of other highlights from our day, including: bumping into Suze Weinberg on our way into the show (never mind that my eyes are closed - aside from that it's a good pic, right?), David Tutera (the wedding guy - Fawn saw him in the Darice booth), Fawn with Ali Edwards (haven't seen her at a CHA show in a while), the girls from G45 (not the most flattering photo, but you get an idea of how cool their booth is - they all dress in clothing matching their new lines), Fawn & Katie with Tim Holtz, and again with Amy Tan (in her American Crafts booth setup), the girls with Donna Downey, Katie with Elizabeth Kartchner (for Liz M., we're thinking of you), a group shot in the Creating Keepsakes booth, and me - negotiating with the guys at My Mind's Eye (we're working hard for you).  Enjoy!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

CHA Day 2

Our day started out much more relaxed than yesterday (with a couple more hours of sleep, as well).  Our hotel has a great free breakfast, by the way, which I love.  Anyway, when we got the convention center this morning, we heard screaming from a crowd inside (which reminded us that we forgot to look up the info for a flash mob going on this morning).  We headed in to see the flash mob, and caught half of it - set to She's Crafty by the Beastie Boys! 

When the doors opened (after bagpipers played, which always kicks off the show), we headed to our self-assigned areas to do make & takes, turn in orders and meet with sales reps.  The three of us hardly saw each other all day, but we all got to see and experience different things (which we're all sharing right now).  Now, after our Chinese food finally arrived, we have a few catalogs to pour over, then it's time to hit the hay.  We'll hopefully have more news tomorrow!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

First Day of CHA

Our trip to CHA started out early this morning.  We headed to the airport at 5:30am, and had a layover in Denver (brrr).  We finally arrived in California to sun and palm trees (gotta love the change of scenery).  We hiked over the Downtown Disney for a little shopping and sightseeing before attending a couple pre-show events tonight.  We always run into some great people each time we come out... Some good friends and some new ones. 

We cleaned up at one of the events we attended tonight, and will be shipping home our winnings since they're too large for our bags (and the show hasn't even started yet).  We are exhausted, so we're going to save our show floor planning for the morning, and we'll fill you in more then.  Stay tuned!

Friday, January 27, 2012

And So it Begins...

Well, Fawn beat us out to California.  She went out a couple days early to take advantage of some classes Prima was offering.  Here's a picture she sent of the hat she made there... pretty blossomed out, right?!  It only makes me more excited about the show.  We'll keep you posted when we find cool new products and let you know what our show experience is like live from CA!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

We're Getting Ready for CHA

It's almost that time... We're off to CHA this weekend for a few days of ordering madness.  If you don't already know, this is the trade show at which we place our orders that'll arrive over the next few months.  It's a ton of input,and a little bit of fun.  We can't wait to share with you what's new when we return!

Scrap'n Easel is Here!

Several of you have been asking about the Scrap'n Easel, a new tool designed to help you better scrapbook.  Well, it's here!  This easel makes your pages easier to view while you're working on them - on an angle.  It comes with strong magnets (and a ruler), and folds flat when not in use.  Not only do we have them available in the store, we're going to be giving one away at our Weekend Crop this weekend!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Smoochable Boxes

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and that means it's time to start thinking about how you can make this holiday unique. Gather a few special goodies (some sugary, sweet cookies for your Sweetie perhaps?) and then join me for a quick class where we'll make cutest little boxes around. Using just 5 pieces of paper we'll make two paper boxes (3 1/2" and 4") in a Valentine's theme. Tuesday, February 7 from 6-7 pm. - hope to see you then. This is a great idea that you'll use over and over!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

New from Sandylion

We've been looking for new vendors who carry licensed products, and we've recently filled that gap with Sandylion products.  We have some adorable new stickers for characters from Hello Kitty, Pinkalicious, and Disney to WWE, Transformers, Angry Birds and everything in between!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

New Echo Park and We R!

We have the latest line from Echo Park - Boy's Life.  I love this one!  I think I have a thing for denim lately, which is why I like this collection.  It's also why I like the new line we just received from We R Memory Keepers.  It's not a boy line, but Good Day Sunshine is a mix of blues, greens and orange.  It's the perfect pallette for Spring (yes, it's around the corner).

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Bead Inventory Available for Sale in Lots Now

Those of you who were asking about the bead inventory, we now have it available in lots at wholesale prices.  We are no longer carrying beads and jewelry-making supplies, and we're closing them out in bulk lots. Some of the products we're selling include Jolee's Jewels Swarovski crystals and findings, Beadalon findings, tools and wire, Blue Moon collections, findings and tools, strands of beads, pandora-style beads, loose stone beads, sterling silver components and more.  Prices of the lots range from about $30 to over $800, and vary in quantity. You can view the bead lots during business hours at the store.

Friday, January 13, 2012

It's Never Too Early...

For St. Patrick's Day paper, that is!  When I place orders, I have to plan ahead for the upcoming seasons.  But what's cool is, if you're like me, you're a couple years behind in your scrapbooking (that's normal, so don't panic if you are), and you can find paper and stickers for any season!  We just received new papers from Reminisce for Valentine's Day and St. Pat's.  We've already got quite a few new lines for Valentine's day, so you can get working on those lovely cards of yours.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Try the Kissing Booth!

Basic Grey's newest Valentine's line, Kissing Booth, is in stock.  It's adorable, and I'm a bit partial to the colors (pink, brown & red).  We think you'll like it, too, including the card kit - 12 cards for $13.99 - what a deal!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Thank You!

Wow, wow, wow!  That's all I can say about today.  I could not have imagined that many people coming out for our Grand Re-Opening Celebration today!  Between the full house of croppers, Power Scrappers, shoppers and people who just stopped in (and weren't sure what they walked into), we were busier than ever.  The huge Costco cake was gone in under an hour, and the Smash photos were a hit!  I just want to thank everyone who stopped in today.  We truly appreciate your support, and we're so happy you like the new digs!  Be sure to spread the word, as we know there are so many who haven't seen the remodel yet.  Here are some photos from earlier today... Enjoy!

Friday, January 6, 2012

It's a Celebration!

Please join us at Scrappy Chic on Saturday, 1/7, from 2-4PM for a Grand Re-Opening Celebration!  We'll have snacks, prizes and more!  We hope you can stop in and check out the new digs.  We've added 3,000 square feet, and updated our new crop rooms.  It's a whole new Scrappy Chic!  Hope to see you there...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year with New Products!

Wow!  I guess I took a little time off from blogging.  But don't fret, I have new products to tell you about!  We have the newest Valentine's Day line from Echo Park!  Yours Truly is a versatile pink, red & black line that you must see.

We also have the latest from Imaginisce, Hippity Hop.  This line covers both Spring (yes, thinking far ahead) and Easter.  It's super adorable, to boot!