Monday, July 28, 2008

Vita Bella / Crafter's Workshop / Reminisce / Creative Imaginations / ProvoCraft

The new VITA BELLA collection from My Little Yellow Bicycle is IN!!! And guess what...? We have it ALL!!! The ENTIRE collection, with ALL the embellies that go with it!!!

New Alphabet Doodle templates by Crafter's Workshop are IN!!! Sporty Letters, Basic Letters, Rachel's Letters, Marquee Letters, SchoolDays Letters, and Alphadoodles!!!

We also got Softball paper, embellies, and rub-ons from Reminisce! Swim Team paper and embellies from Creative Imaginations! ProvoCraft Vinyl for the Cricut in LOTS of colors, and the Transfer Tape! WooHoo!!!

Scrap-N-On the River was MOST EXCELLENT!!! We had a BLAST!!! And it was so much fun having a table of some of our favorite scrappers and two of our Design Team members right in front of our booth! We saw so many old friends, and made LOTS of new ones! We were so busy that I didn't get a chance to scrap at all for myself. I did demonstrations of the Embossing Paste with brass stencils, and sold tons of it! I actually ended up selling my class supplies because people didn't want to wait for it to come in, in my next order, after I had run out of stock! Wow! Due to the overwhelming response at this last crop, I will be doing a 2-hour class at ScrapFest! with these pastes, and show you how you can make cards and embellishments and lots of other great things with these pastes. Be sure to sign up for it early!

Natchez was so beautiful, and the people were so nice. The new hotel was fantastic, and Felix and I both agreed it was definitely a place we'd like to go back and visit as a vacation spot. So calm and peaceful....ahhhh....

Guess what Felix ordered already for the Cricut? Shhhhhh.... don't tell, or everybody will want one...! It's the GoBe, which is a portable Cricut battery pack that is rechargeable and lasts 4-6 hours! Whoa! Lookout! I see a wave of Cricuts lined up on our crop tables pretty soon! He also ordered the Cricut Deep Cut Blade and Housing which is supposed to be a replacement for the conventional blades that cuts deeper and is much stronger. It is meant to go through chipboard and wood veneers, magnet sheets, vinyl, and much more, with ease. And it also works with the Stamp Kit, which allows you to cut and create custom stamps from any Cricut design! Of course, he HAD to order that, too! We'll keep you updated on it's arrival!

Okay, before I sign off, I want to remind you all that Scrappersaurus is now having monthly Card Workshops that are for stampers AND non-stampers! So EVERYBODY gets to make great cards! And, we also now have a monthly layout club which will include the latest and greatest product used to make a 2-page layout. Watch the calendar for the dates of these Workshops!

Until next time, happy scrapping and stamping!


Friday, July 18, 2008

Monthly Card Workshops Begin in August!!!

We had a most excellent time with our Stamping/Card workshop this week in Mandeville, taught by Melissa F. Someone brought some wine, there were chips and dip, most delicious brownies, and we had all sorts of fun! We created 4 cards, and Melissa demonstrated different uses for the same stamp. A lot of people think you can only do one thing with a stamp, but stamps are so versatile and there are so many creations you can come up with, with only one stamp!

Beginning in August, we will have a monthly card workshop demonstrating different techniques, and creating different cards. Stay tuned and keep checking the website calendar for the dates. We will still be having the Basic Stamping classes, in addition to these card workshops, so if you're unsure of your stamping and card-making skills but want to come to the workshops, sign up for the Basic Stamping class. I will show you how to stamp properly and get a great, crisp impression EVERY time you stamp, as well as teach you about the different uses for all 5 different types of inks (makes a BIG difference!), and the proper care of your stamps so they will last a long time.

Tonight we will be at Pelican Park, and Melissa F. will be hosting a workshop in which you create a single page layout, and it is superb! Actually, Felix designed it, and I LOVE it because you can turn it sideways and upside down and the page will still work, in any orientation! It begins at 6:00 PM.

Every Friday, beginning tonight through September 19th, we will be having a workshop at Pelican Park. You can find out more about their crop on their webite, We will have a limited amount of supplies available for purchase at the beginning of each of the crops.

We are very excited about our upcoming attendance at the Natchez Scrap-N On The River next week!!! We have been getting phone calls and e-mails every day from people who will be attending, making requests for products they would like us to bring. If you have a special request, please call or e-mail ASAP so we can make sure to have it in, in time to bring with us.

Until next time, happy scrapping!


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Cosmo Cricket, Black Market Paper Society, October Afternoon, Best Creation

SO MANY new things are in right now!!!

Black Market Paper Society Let It Bloom and Lucky 'N Love
Cosmo Cricket Cogsmo
October Afternoon Detours and Country Fairs
Die Cuts With A View Chip Chatter in lots of really cool colors
Best Creation: Christmas, Halloween, 4th of July, Birthday, Travel

We also FINALLY got in the Acrylic Dress Albums!!! They are SO ADORABLE!!! You just have to come in and see these. They are perfect for little girls' books.

We would like to welcome Heather and Melissa to our Scrappersaurus family as new Design Team members and teachers for us. They both bring some awesome talent and fresh ideas to our fantastic team. Please check out their bios and some samples of their fabulous work on the website under the Design Team. We'd also like to welcome Kerry to our Design Team. She does beautiful, very fru-fru crafting. Maybe one day we will be able to talk her into teaching for us here! (Hint, hint, Kerry!!!)

Scrappersaurus has been invited to teach at a series of Friday crops in Mandeville's Pelican Park, beginning on Friday, July 18th through Friday, September 19th. Please stay tuned for a calendar listing the classes that we'll be doing there.

Also, please note that the Mandeville store (only) will be closed from Wednesday, July 23rd through Sunday, July 27th, in order to attend Scrap 'N On The River in Natchez, MS. The Mandeville store will open as usual on Monday, July 28th at 10:00 AM. The Metairie store will be unaffected, and will remain open that entire week.

We are having a potluck crop this Friday night in the Metairie store. Please call Emery if you have not yet signed up to attend. Space is limited!!! I look forward to seeing you all there!

Until next time, happy scrapping!