Monday, December 24, 2007

OK, so Felix did win that Battle card game. But we'll be having a rematch soon enough.

We got in some REALLY cool RIBBON PURSES. The Pull EZ Ribbon Purse comes in purple, blue, and pink. It can hold more than 200 ribbons at a time in a small compact space and is intended for 1- to 3-yard lengths of ribbon. It takes up just 10" of space and is flexible enough to squeeze into a tight space. The best part...the ribbons do not tangle when you pull one out! Very nice for those ribbon-lovers!

We also got in a restock of all of the colors of the Doodlebug Sugar Paper, as well as all of the coordinating Sugar Coated Brads, Sugar Coated Chipboard Alphabets, and now also have the Sugar Coating Glitter so you can make ANYthing "Sugar-Coated"!!!

More Chatterbox Tag-Alongs!!!

We will be having a fantastic FELIX NAVIDAD (yes, it's spelled correctly) SALE on Wednesday, December 26th. ALL Regularly-Priced items in the store will be 40% OFF!!! This includes the Cricut Expression!!! We need to clear the store out to make space for the new products that will be released soon, and the more we empty now, the more NEW stuff we can bring to you then!!! And YOU benefit from it!!! Come in and pick up those items that you've been holding off on. Tools, paper, embellishments, totes, EVERYTHING will be on sale!!!

We wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and hope you all enjoy yourselves tonight and tomorrow. Where ever you may be, whatever you may be doing, and whomever you may be with, we wish you peace, light, and above all, LOVE. We love each and every one of you and thank you for making our first year back in business such a wonderful success. That's OUR present FROM YOU!

Be safe as you go out and spread Christmas cheer, and please REMEMBER TO HAVE A DESIGNATED DRIVER. PLEASE DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE!!!

Many blessings,

Dee, Felix, and Emery

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Greetings, folks! No long post tonight. Felix thinks he's going to whup my butt in a game of Battle! HAH!

The free workshop was wonderful. Felix will have pics up soon, if not already.

I hope everybody is staying warm and finishing up their holiday chores. Have a great week!

Until next time, happy scrapping!


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

How's It Going? Really?

So, how's it going? I mean, really? Are you a nervous wreck rushing around trying to get holiday shopping completed? Or are you sitting back, happy as can be, totally finished with the craziness? What have you done for YOURSELF lately? Have you done any papercrafting (I mean other than making dozens of Christmas cards!) lately? It is important, especially at this time of year when there's so much going on, to take time to BREATHE and relax even if it's just a little bit. MAKE time for yourself. You deserve it just as much as the next person, so don't deny yourself a little bit of fun amidst all the holiday goings-on. Feel free to come to the store to crop, anytime the store is open, from 10AM until 7PM Monday through Saturday, and Noon to 4PM on Sundays. And remember, we crop until Midnight on Fridays, and cropping is always FREE here at Scrappersaurus. Escape for a little while. Come visit and just chat if that's all you feel you're up to. Remember to bring us some of your creations, because we love seeing what you make with the products you purchase from us (as well as from others). Sharing is a big part of scrapbooking, and we love to share with you.

So, I'll try to bring everybody up to date on what's new at the store. We got more of the Snap and Scrap Paper Keepers from Karen Foster Design. Excellent vertical storage for your papers that fit nicely on your shelves and desktops.

The Chatterbox Tag-Alongs are in again, and are selling quickly, just like before. We love these cupholder/scrap bag holders. They are the perfect size for holding water bottles, soft drink bottles, coffee mugs, and they even hold a 32 ounce size cup or mug. There is a slot in the side where the handle to your mug fits, and it's great. The scrap bag holder attachment is just the right size for leftovers from your crafting, not too big, and not too small. These would make excellent gifts for anybody, actually, not just crafters. We have ladies purchasing them for their husbands for out in the garage and in their office at their desk. Very useful product.

We have a darling little Christmas button assortment from Dress It Up. Pine trees, reindeer, snowflakes, mittens, stockings, and gingerbread men. I believe there are 4 or 6 of each one in the pack, so it's really a lot of buttons. For a most excellent price, too. We also have the Doodlebug Christmas button assortment, which has the regular round buttons in varying sizes in red, lime green, and dark green. Excellent price on these, as well.

I need to let you know I made a mistake when I last posted about the new Holly Jolly line of Christmas papers. This one is from Fancy Pants, NOT Autumn Leaves, like I thought. Sorry for the error! The rub-ons to match finally arrived, too. I think there are over 20 different images on the rub-on sheet, which is 8"x8" in size. Adorable.

We have the large Making Memories chipboard shapes in a candy cane, Christmas tree, ornament, and the word "JOY", and I'm sure I'm forgetting a couple other ones. These are nice to make for home decor projects, and would make really cool "To and From" tags! Imagine someone's face when they see THAT attached to their gift! Or, you could use them as ornaments for your tree or to hang on your mantle. Lots of things you can do with these. You can stamp on them, ink them, chalk them, or cover them with paper. And don't forget the ribbons, buttons, Fastenator staples, brads, and eyelets you can put on there, too! If you work with wire, you can create your own garland with beads for the tree. I'm sure you can think of lots more to do with them.

We're on our third order of Speakin' Ups. These are alterable voice recorders that are acid-free and safe for your scrapbooks. You can paint them, ink them, stamp them, and adorn them with paper and embellishments, as you would any part of your page or project. You can even alter it to match your page so well it's virtually invisible on the page. It is a 30-second digital recorder that has a lock so it doesn't accidentally get recorded over, and an extremely easy-to-replace watch-type battery that slides out the bottom so you don't have to remove it from your page to change it. The recording is saved on a chip digitally so when the battery dies, the recording is still there, safe and as perfect as when you first recorded it. Here's a link to more info on it: Be sure to go to the Gallery and click on the Kids & Babies section. Scroll down to the Hearts as One page. You will see what I mean about being virtually invisible on the page. This marvellous little wonder is available at Scrappersaurus for only $12.99.

We have more of the Kokuyo Tape N Roller Plus permanent refills in! People love these Kokuyos so much they are purchasing the refills by the case (10). And, remember, if you buy a case of them at a time, you get 20% off, which works out to really purchasing 8 refills but getting 10 of them (like 2 free).

Speaking of Kokuyos, our Adhesive Challenge is going strong. The Kokuyo Dot N Roller is winning 2:1 against the new Tombow adhesive runner. The Tombow may have twice the amount of adhesive in it, but it's also twice the price, and people just love these Kokuyos. Come stop in and take the Challenge. See for yourself what all the fuss is about. You might just fall in love with them, like we did.

The alcohol ink-altered bottles came out really cute. We colored the bottles with the alcohol inks first, then adorned them with paper, stickers, ribbon, and Stickles, and filled them with lots of great candy. Apparently the most favorite was the dark chocolate M&Ms one, because there are hardly any left in it! Of course, you could put whatever you like in it. Bath salts is also a nice filler for these. Oh, the possibilities!

The Christmas file folder that we had a class for last week has everybody making them to give as Christmas cards, brag books, money holders, etc. We already had several scout leaders purchase the materials to make them for their troops, one for each scout. They're so easy to make. Stop in and I'll show you how. We even have extra folders on hand, so you can get everything you need to make them right here at the store.

I read most of the papercrafting magazines as they come out, and yesterday I received a Crafts 'n Things issue that had some tips in it. One of them was from a lady who said instead of using alcohol inks on the regular glossy paper, she used it on the glossy photo papers, and it came out really beautifully. In her words, it "produces an ultra-shiny, gleaming, 'polished stone' look." She went on to say that she now saves all of her photo paper scraps to use with the alcohol inks. It sounds really beautiful, and I'm going to try some for myself. If you try it, e-mail me with your results and what you think of it. Don't forget to send me a pic of your finished project.

Until next time, happy scrapping!


Tuesday, December 4, 2007

The winner of our Thanksgiving Page Contest is Ann Holm. Congratulations, Ann! You may pick up your $50 Gift Certificate whenever you're ready. It was beautifully done, and very heartwarming. I especially loved the series of photos showing your husband and son. We'll have your layouts on display in the store until January 1st, at which time you can come pick them up. I'm sure you'll want to keep these for your album!

Our Christmas File Folder Pocket Book is tomorrow, Wednesday, December 5th at 6:30 PM. The cost is only $10, and it will only take about an hour to make (if that long). Please call us if you want to sign up, it's not too late. We still have a few spots open.

This Sunday we are open Noon to 4:00 PM, and we will be having a free Designer Frame Workshop, hosted by Felix! This workshop has limited space, so make sure you come in as early as possible so you'll get to do one. It is based on the frame that our designer Charlotte M. made for us. You can see a sample of hers on our website Design Team gallery ( - scroll down, it's the 2nd entry in her gallery after her bio).

We are currently running a SPECIAL ON GIFT CERTIFICATES. If you purchase $50 in gift certificates (combined or just one), you will receive a FREE $10 Gift Certificate for yourself or to give away to someone else. Although we have several signs posted in the store, it appears that a lot of people do not read signs, and miss this information! So far, we've had a very good response to this program, and encourage you to join in and get yours. Remember, sometimes its really hard to get a person EXACTLY what they want for Christmas, but if you know they like to do papercrafting or stamping, a Gift Certificate for Scrappersaurus ensures that they get precisely what they can use and will love! People are even purchasing Gift Certificates for themselves to use at upcoming events (ScrapFest! in February 2008), and receiving free Gift Certificates to boot! That's an excellent way to plan ahead and be sure you have enough cash for shopping for all your goodies at the show.

We received in more Christmas papers and embellishments. Die Cuts With a View embellishments, and Autumn Leaves Holly Jolly paper collection. The papers are double-sided, cardstock weight, and are perfect for cards and other papercrafting projects, as well as layouts. We also got in a couple more Retro Christmas papers and embellishments from Karen Foster to go with the line we already had in stock. More options!

Have you worked with Diamond Glaze yet? It is considered a "dimensional adhesive" because while it is a regular adhesive that you can use (with excellent results!) with glitters and microbeads, you can also apply it in a thicker coating, or in layers, to achieve an epoxy-like finish on your stickers, diecuts, or whatever you're using it with. It dries crystal clear, and you can mix it with pigment powders and acrylic paints and "paint" it on. Emery has used it extensively, and his specialty Halloween brads (jack-o-lanterns and witches) were made using the Diamond Glaze. If you haven't had the chance to work with it yet, stop in and we'll give you a free sample to try out. When you decide just how versatile and useful this one simple product is, you can come back and purchase a larger bottle. We even carry a jumbo size bottle for those of you who use it on EVERYthing! MY favorite use for it is sealing in glitter so it doesn't come off your project.

Until next time, happy scrapping!