Monday, April 28, 2008

Have you seen all the new Jolee's dimensional embellishments they just released? We got A LOT of them in today. To name a few: Tennis, Parasailing, Billiards, Wedding Dress, Groom's Tuxedo, Playground (too adorable!), 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, Rock & Roll, Aquarium, Carnival, Park Fun, Gymnastics. If some of these sound like ones you've seen before, come in and get another look--these are NEW ones in similar themes.

We finally got in our Moxxie TEA PARTY paper and embellishment collection. For all you tea-drinkers out there, you have GOT to come get some of this! Very beautifully done in cream and pastels. This would also work perfectly for Mother/Daughter teas, as well as your visits to the Tea Rooms or for your daughters' My Little Tea Party events.

Moxxie's new Cruise collection is in, as well, different from most cruise papers. There are two papers with cruise wording on them, a beautiful blue paper with line drawings of cruise ships, and another red paper with nautical designs on it.

For you Disney Princess fans, we also got in a beautiful Princess Cameo Silhouette punch from Plaid.

Petaloo flowers are in, as well, in many different colors. We have the Double Daisy Layers in white, cream, orange, fuchsia, pink, pink with white polka dots, blue with white polka dots, black, red, and blue with white stars. There are even some Mickey flower collections, with black, red, white, and polka dots. The price on these is very affordable, and they are self-adhesive. They even include centers that are self-adhesive that you can use if you don't want to use a brad or button in the center.

We now have Duncan Enterprise's Liquid Fusion that works with paper, plastic, wood, and stone. This is a clear urethane glue.

K&Co.'s Chipboard Grand Adhesions are also in, in themes like Baby Boy, Baby Girl, Boy, Girl, Wedding, Rock Star, School Days, 4th of July, Summer Picnic, Sweet Birthday, Halloween, and Graduation. The Graduation set has a class ring with a HUGE rhinestone gem. It is REALLY cool-looking. Definitely an eye-catcher!

Magic Mesh in 19 different colors in the Fine Weave and Dottie Ann. This mesh is self-adhesive and very easy to work with. It is also repositionable!

Army, Navy, and Marine leather albums from K&Co. are also in.

Karen Foster Hunting, and In Loving Memory papers.

LOTS more metal and brass stencils from DreamWeaver Stencils, and a re-stock of the pastes and books. We also now have the mesh screen to use for the Faux Cross Stitch technique.

May Arts lace ribbon in 9 colors, and little Black Bats, Orange Pumpkins, White Ghosts, and Ivory Daisies. These are too cute to pass up, and VERY reasonably priced. You know, lace is the rage right now, and we have it in a rainbow of colors.

Scenic Route Self-Adhesive Cardstock Alphabets in 6 colors, Upper, Lower, and Mixed.

I completed one of those hybrid Chipboard/Acrylic Albums from Tinkering Ink. It is in the Mandeville store if you want to come check it out. We have 4 different styles of these albums, and what I LOVE about them is the fact that you can switch around the pages to put them in any order you desire, and then flip them over if you want the window at the top instead of the bottom, or vice versa. PLUS, ALL FOUR STYLES will work with each other, so you can mix and match different styles of these albums. You can make a truly unique album, with endless possibilities of ways to combine and rearrange these. Stop in today to see them. I'm sure you'll want a couple for yourself and to make as gift albums for friends or family.

I don't recall if I mentioned that we also got in Fancy Pants' Celebrate and Daydreams collections, including the 12" chipboard and transparencies.

We have restocked the Daisy D's Bambino sock monkey collection in both stores. Apparently EVERYBODY has had sock monkeys and had to have this collection! These papers are double-sided, cardstock weight, and absolutely adorable. We even have the chipboard embellishments and 8x8 paper packs to go with it. If you missed out on the first round, now's your chance to get some.

Of course, lots more great stuff is on the way. I'll let you know as it comes in.

Until next time, happy scrapping!


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Time Flies!!!

Time flies, doesn't it? Here it is, almost National Scrapbook Day already. Are you prepared? The first Saturday of May is always National Scrapbook Day. We have crops planned at both stores. Felix will be hosting the Mandeville crop, and Emery and I will be hosting the Metairie crop. Felix tells me he will be enjoying a nice, quiet crop up there, but do you really see Felix QUIET??? Yeah, right! Wonder what he's got up his sleeve!

For the Metairie NSD crop, our theme is Good Old Fashioned Southern BBQ. We are having a recipe swap and making a 6x6 chipboard mini album with our recipes. We will have games, prizes, and giveaways, and TONS of fun!!! I'll be sure to upload lots of pics afterward so you can see all the craziness that goes on here during our crops!!!

Today we received several orders, some new, some re-stock. Of note, the Scor-Pals are in again for those of you who missed out the first time. Be watching for a class on using the Scor-Pal to be posted soon on the website calendar.

We also have the brand-new Peekaboo chipboard and acrylic albums in!!! Felix said they are fantastic (I wasn't there when they arrived), and I can't wait to get in tomorrow to make a sample with one! I'll see if we can get pics of it up real soon, too.

If you're in Metairie tomorrow (Wednesday), drop in on Felix and make sure he's behaving. I never know what to expect when he's down there alone!

The Embossing Paste classes are filling up, so if you've been thinking of signing up for it, NOW is the time! The classes are Tuesday May 6 @ 6PM in Metairie and Thursday May 8 @ 6PM in Mandeville. Cost is $25 and all supplies are included. You only need to bring your basic tools and adhesive (paper trimmer, scissors, ruler). If you have a favorite metal or brass stencil you want to try with the pastes, be sure and bring that too, but it's not a necessity. You do need to call and prepay to reserve your spot so we know how many kits to prepare.

Until next time, happy scrapping!


Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sample Extravaganza

Felix and I had a blast today at the Sample Extravaganza! We made books, tags, cards, pages, and pails. I have to say that I think I had more fun today and learned more today in this one day than I ever did in a week at CHA! We ordered so many new things that we are sure you are going to adore, and we've already begun planning incredible classes with them, so stay tuned to the website calendar for updates.

One of the companies we worked with and ordered from was Tinkering Ink. We have all four styles of their fabulous Peekaboo Albums on the way! These albums are a mix of clear acrylic and chipboard, with windows and tabs. The pages can be flipped and mixed and matched between the styles, and basically put together the way YOU want them to be. One of my personal favorites is the chipboard page with the window in the tab itself, which is just fantastic, and oh-so-adorable!!! Wait 'til you see them!!!

There are a variety of flowers coming from Petaloo, along with magnetic chipboard tag cards, fairy paper dolls, butterfly cards, and Princess crowns. My favorite with this was It's Magic Mickey flowers that are black, red, and black and red with white polka dots to match our favorite Disney character. These will make your vacation pictures really stand out. Not too frilly, but still dressy and elegant. I loved them.

Clear pails in both the quart and gallon sizes from Stampendous are on the way!!! We found them very easy to work with, and I know we've had requests to get them in. You asked for them, you're going to get them!!!

Lots of other new items are on the way too, but I'm not sure exactly what they are. Felix had his own set of order forms and I have no clue what great stuff he ordered, but I know he ordered a bunch. I do know that everything we worked with today was not only fun and fantastic, but of excellent quality, as well. In all, we had a most wonderful day.

We will be driving home Monday, so the Mandeville store will be closed, but the Metairie store will be open as usual. We will see you on Tuesday.

Until next time, happy scrapping!


Saturday, April 12, 2008

WHAT???!!! MORE STUFF???!!!

We have so many new lines and new items, it is overwhelming to try to begin listing them, but I'll try to give you an idea of what we just got in this past week or so.

Glitz - New designs of the Frosting and Icing, which are their lines of decorative rhinestones. Tiny round rhinestones in 12" strips, a large round rhinestone 12" strip paired with a tiny round rhinestone 12" strip, round "buttons" of rhinestones in several colors, arrows, words, etc. I think you get the idea. The main difference with this line is that these are MOLDABLE around different shapes, so you could outline just about anything with these rhinestone strips. AND, they pop apart so you don't have to worry about having to use up the entire strip at once. Just pop off what you need and save the rest or use elsewhere. Colors include clear, black, amber, pink, dark pink, red, light blue, dark blue, green, and pearl. A number of these sold while we were trying to put them into inventory and get them out on display, so hurry in to get yours before they're all gone!

Ranger - Complete line of Crackle Distress Paints, Dabber Acrylic Paints, and Stickles! (LOTS and LOTS of Stickles, in EVERY color!!!) Non-stick Craft sheets and Scrapers.

StazOn Inks - Several new colors, and refill bottles.

Queen and Co. - Felt fusion which is one-yard lengths of self-adhesive felt that is die-cut into different styles such as flowers, leaves, vines, butterflies/dragonflies, cars/trucks/planes, Easter eggs, trains, and baby blocks.

K and Co. - Wild Saffron line papers including flat printed papers, foil papers, glitter papers, and gorgeous matching embellishments. Berry Sweet line papers and matching embellishments. Happy Trails embellishments. Birthday, Boy Scouts, Military, Police, and Fireman papers and matching embellishments, including those gorgeous matching 3-D Grand Adhesions.

Sugartree - Tons of different themed papers, including lots of sports-themed papers and travel papers. Some include New York, England, China, Alaska, Italy, and France.

ProvoCraft - More Cricut Expressions and accessories.

Tonic Studios - Border strip tool for paper punches.

Creative Imaginations - New SeaWorld line of papers and matching embellishments, including the MOST adorable little penguin, shark, dolphin, and whale brads I have ever seen!!!

MyPagesTalk - More Speakin' Up! voice recorders.

Jolee's - There are so many new Jolee's dimensional stickers that I can't list them all. Wedding, travel, baby, BBQ, etc., etc., etc. You HAVE to see these new releases from Jolee's!!!

Doodlebug - More Sugar Paper that everybody's been waiting for!

LOTS of fantastic new brads. One is even an adorable little sign that says "Leprechaun Crossing"!!! Red ants, black ants, dog bones, etc.

DreamWeaver Stencils - Lots more of the Embossing Pastes in the metallics and colors, including new Matte Orange. New stencil designs, including a number of background stencils as well as vertical border stencils. We even got more of that really hot fleur-de-lis background stencil everybody is craving!!! Stencilling brushes in two sizes. More palette knives, and screens for the faux cross-stitching. More of the Silver and Gold Metallic Memories Mists.

Disney brass stencils - Mickey, Minnie, Winnie the Pooh, and Tinkerbell.

FiberMark specialty papers in many different textures. You can use either side of these pages (they are different textures), sew or stitch on them, die cut them, tear them, emboss them, and stamp on them. They are very versatile and will really dress up your papercrafting projects. They are like nothing you've ever seen before!!!

Metallic and Pearlescent Specialty Papers in many different colors and styles. Pink, lavender, white, cream, ivory, platinum, silver, etc. Styles include pinstripes, waves, swirls, and frames.

Handmade papers in different colors and textures. Some printed ones from Nature's Garden.

More of the Coffee Collection, including the page that has the half-cup of coffee on it with the fleur-de-lis background, and matching ribbon.

Sock Monkey collection of double-sided, cardstock-weight printed papers and matching stickers and chipboard embellishments. We also have the 8x8 paper pads.

BasicGrey 6x6 paper pads (sorry, forgot the collections, but it's the new ones!!!). We're waiting on the rest of the line to come in (matching rub-ons and other embellishements).

Karen Foster - LOTS of new themes, with papers and matching embellishments. Destination stickers including Mexico, Canada, New York, and Las Vegas. Mother's Day stickers and papers.

I could go on and on, but I don't think I could ever remember everything. Let's just say we have totally new cool stuff that you more than likely have not seen here before. Just come in and browse and take it all in, and take some home to play with!!!

Felix and I will be in Birmingham this weekend for a Sample Extravaganza where we are introduced to new products and techniques. This will be a hands-on weekend where we will learn lots of new things and can order even MORE fantastic new products for you! The Mandeville store will close early on Saturday, April 12th (around 5PM or so) and will be closed all day Monday, April 14th, but the Metairie store will be open the usual hours of 10AM to 7PM Saturday and Monday. The Mandeville store will reopen at its usual time of 10AM on Tuesday.

NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY - SATURDAY, MAY 3rd: The Metairie store National Scrapbook Day Crop is full, but there may be a couple openings left for the crop at the Mandeville store. Call now to reserve your spot; the number is 985-624-3338.

I hope you have an absolutely wonderful weekend, filled with lots of joy, laughter, happiness, and appreciation for those little things in life that are so often overlooked, but which make our lives so much brighter. Thank you all for making MY life brighter. I truly enjoy meeting and getting to know each and every one of you.

Until next time, happy scrapping!!!


Thursday, April 3, 2008

Awesome Opening Day at Scrappersaurus Mandeville


All I can say about today is "AWESOME!!!" I truly am so appreciative of everyone's support and good wishes for our 2nd store, in Mandeville. So many people came in today, some that can't make it for Saturday's Grand Opening (April 5th--sorry I had the date wrong in the previous post), and some that wanted to see us on our first day and who will return again for all the festivities on Saturday. We had lots of visitors who have shopped with us before, some even coming in from the Warehouse District in New Orleans, and some who live on the Northshore but had made the trek across the bridge to shop with us in our Metairie store. Plus, we had lots of new customers that just wanted to check us out or had heard we were opening. We even had two croppers today, who were there even before we opened. Talk about scrapbook enthusiasts! We loved seeing each and every one of you today. Thanks for making our first day an absolutely fantastic one!

On this coming Saturday, April 5th, we will have our official Grand Opening celebration in our Mandeville store, from 10AM until Midnight. Yep, Midnight. Well, I actually hadn't planned on cropping on Saturday, being that I figured we'd be so busy with everything else, but SOME PEOPLE just HAD to come crop on that day!!! So, my arm was twisted and we are having a few people crop that day. If you don't mind squeezing in with the others, we probably can fit a few more people, so if you want to crop with us on this Saturday, CALL NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!!! If you want, you can call and leave a message if we aren't open yet, and I'll put you down in the order of calling. Please tell me how many people will be with you, and leave me a contact phone number. The number to the Mandeville store is 985-624-3338.

On that same day, Saturday, April 5th, Emery will have great stuff for visitors in the Metairie store, too. He will have a raffle and some giveaways, and you will be able to come to both stores (if you don't mind the drive) and enter both raffles (for different prizes). Who knows, one person could win both raffles! You never know. But he won't be having a crop to Midnight on Saturday. Crops in Metairie are most Fridays, 10 AM to Midnight, and crops in Mandeville are most Saturdays, 10 AM to Midnight. If you're really a scrapaholic, sign up for both!

Have you seen the pics of the Mandeville store yet? Felix put them up late last night (like 1:30 AM or so!) and you can see me waving at him through the crop room window, on the right. Yes, that's a TREE behind me. The walls of this store were handpainted with all sorts of lovely things, and a papier mache tree was made in the middle of the scene, in the crop room. I don't know if you can see it in any of the pics, but the closet door in the crop room has the classic lion's head fountain scene. Very pretty. While I wanted it to be purple like my other stores have been, I simply couldn't paint over this great scenery. Even the floor is painted in the restroom. You'll have to come see it for yourself.

I look forward to seeing you all on Saturday to join in the fun. The food will arrive at 11 AM if that makes a difference to you. :) If you can't make it Saturday, come when you can.

Thank you all, again, for making today fabulous.

Until next time, happy scrapping!