Thursday, August 7, 2008

NEW RELEASE: Black Market Paper Society / Ranger/Tim Holtz

Okay, Felix did it again! He's placed beaucoup orders without me even knowing about them! One of them was the newest release of Black Market Paper Society, which has been HOT, HOT, HOT!!! We have not been able to keep it on the shelves for very long, and now the new ones are on the way! We have LOTS of samples using this gorgeous line of papers, layouts and cards, so if you need inspiration, come into the stores and see what our Design Team have cooked up.

Plenty of newly-released products are on the way! OF COURSE all the new Distress Stickles and Crackle Paint, as well as a reorder for the original ones, which we can't seem to keep in stock, either! Apparently, we've hit upon several VERY hot items! Keep checking our website calendar for updates on classes that will be using these new products. Heather, one of our DT members and teachers, already has a 2-part class in the works using the distress products and chipboard. More info will be available when this class description is posted on the calendar.

We have classes scheduled at ScrapFest! by both myself and Heather. Heather will be creating the most adorable paper bag mini book you've ever seen! She will be using the About A Boy collection from Fancy Pants, and it is just absolutely precious! The sample of the book is in Mandeville at the moment. I will be doing a class using the embossing pastes! I will demonstrate use of the paste that I have not taught in any of my classes on it before, and it will include a stencil for you to keep. Which of course, you will definitely want after learning a couple of different, REALLY cool ways to use it!

We are also going to be vendors for a new crop that is coming in October in Hammond. We have flyers for it in both stores, so if you stop by, you can pick up a flyer on it. It will be October 10th and 11th at Immanuel Baptist Church on Pecan Street. Stay tuned for more info on that as the day gets closer. It is called Crop Celebration.

We are now accepting members for our Card of the Month Club and Layout of the Month Club. Each one is $24.99 a month, and if you cannot make it to the workshop where we put them together, we can either hold your kit for your, or mail your kit Priority to you for $29.99. The Card Club will include one new stamp and one new inkpad every month, along with at least 3 (three) different card designs made using that one stamp. Of course, the paper and anything else the cards are made with will be included. Everything, that is, except the adhesive to hold it all together! This way you can build up your collection of stamps and inks, at a very affordable price, and learn new techniques and have fun along the way. The Layout Club will be a double-page layout designed by one of our wonderful Design Team members, using the newest product in. It will include all the product that goes into making the layout, and of course you will have a bunch of stuff left over, like embellishments or ribbon, that you could use for another layout or cards. This way you can keep up with the Joneses on the new products, and have fabulously designed pages to preserve and showcase your memories. Oh, yeah, and don't forget the fun you'll have playing with all the new stuff as it comes out, and the new techniques we will present with the new layouts.

We also have a new series of layouts coming up that will compose a "Book of Me" by Heather L., one of our DT Members. It is not only a layout class on a specific theme, but it will also be a different "techniques class" with each topic. Stay tuned for the exact schedule to be posted, either here or on the website calendar, within the next few days. If you want to check out what sort of style Heather has, go to our website and look her up under the Design Team section. You will see a link to her blog, and she puts up pics or scans of her latest creations.

Melissa F. will be in charge of the Card Club, and if you want to check out some of her designs, go to our website and look her up under the Design Team section. You will see a link to her blog where she presents her latest and greatest creations. She also does other papercrafting, and is working on a REALLY neat minibook right now. More info when that's finished and the date is scheduled.

Metairie's crops have been phenomenal, and this Friday we have 13 1/2 people scheduled for the crop! Uh, don't ask about the 1/2 cropper--I'm just going on the numbers Emery gave me for how many croppers we have! We are beginning to do mini-workshops on Friday nights during the crop since some of the regulars have convinced me that they absolutely HAVE to start learning some new stuff. Uh huh. Right! I've SEEN y'all's pages, and they are GREAT, but whatever! So this Friday I will teach how to use even your smallest, narrowest scraps of paper that you probably wouldn't have otherwise thought of keeping. Recycle, reuse, repurpose... it's all about going green at Scrappersaurus!

Well, I've got a Basic Scrapbooking class Thursday night (8/7/08) in Mandeville. I do have several people already signed up, but if you'd like to join us, please call ASAP as I'll be cutting down the kits as soon as I get in the store in the morning.

Also, I've got plenty of other classes scheduled, taught by myself, Melissa F., and Heather L., and I hope to add to that shortly. I'm in the process of interviewing another teacher and waiting on her finished project to schedule a class for her.

We are now going to be doing DAY CLASSES whenever possible, due to high demand. Lots of people don't want to drive at night, and a lot of people come to the stores from far away, like Avondale, Belle Chasse, Destrehan, LaPlace, Norco, Houma, Hammond, Pearl River, etc. Thank you, scrampers for making the trek! (BTW, a "scramper" is a scrapbooker/stamper!). We truly appreciate your business, and enjoy your company!

Until next time,

Happy Scrapping and Stamping!