Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Cricut Class, Stamping Workshops & Other Calendar Updates for November

Greetings, folks!

I hope all of you are enjoying this wonderful weather! I know I am! Tonight when I was driving home, I looked at my dashboard and it said it was 49 degrees outside! Wooo Hooo!!! I'm SOOOO ready for winter!

Time seems to be just flying by lately, and there simply aren't enough hours in the day for all I want to do. There's so much that I WANT to make with all the cool new stamps we got in, but I don't have the time... :( We have a wonderful flourish with poinsettias on it, a beautiful Christian-themed stamp, and a MOST adorable coffee-bean Christmas tree standing in a coffee cup!!! How cool are those?! The coffee-bean one, alone, has me itching to just sit and play, and make really neat Christmas cards for all my coffee-fanatic friends and family members. And the poinsettia flourish is gorgeous and I can already see it done with heat embossing and combined with other images, as well as on its own. The Christian-themed one is so sweet, and a very, very detailed image that I know will make a beautiful card, either stamped in a single color or colored in. It, too, would be gorgeous if it were done with heat embossing. We are having a workshop in Mandeville on Saturday, November 8 from 1PM to 5PM using these three stamps. Of course, I'm certain I'll have others in by then that we can use. We are not charging for this workshop, we are simply asking you to purchase your cardstock bases and other embellishments here with us at the time of the Workshop. Please do call ahead and make reservations as soon as you know you'll be able to join us. We're planning on having a great time, and refreshments will be served. Stamps used during the Workshop will be available for purchase afterwards at a discount, so when you fall in love with them (as I know you will), you'll be able to actually take them home and make MORE!!!

We had a wonderful basic Cricut class last Saturday, and so many more people asked us to repeat it because they hadn't heard about it in time to sign up. We will be repeating the Basic Cricut Class in Mandeville THIS SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1st at 11AM. The class will last about 1 1/2 hours or so, and Heather (the instructor) will take you from first turning on the Cricut to actually basic use of the Cricut Design Studio software. We have the Cricut Expression connected to our computer with a huge monitor, all set up in the crop room in Mandeville. If you already own a Cricut (either the original one or the Expression), you may bring it if you wish (but you don't have to) and work along with Heather on your own machine. If you already have the Design Studio Software on your laptop, you can bring that, as well. If you do not yet own a Cricut, or the Design Studio software, but are considering investing in either one, then I highly recommend you take this class to see the wonderful versatility of this machine and software, alone and combined, before you make that kind of an investment. Should you choose to purchase a Cricut, you can speak to Felix and see what kind of special he has going at that time. We sell ALL of the Cricut products, and offer VERY competitive pricing on all of them. There are so many accessories available for it now, and so many cool things that you can do with them. One of them is the Jukebox, which holds up to 6 cartridges, and you don't have to swap them out to use them. It connects directly to your Cricut. You can even link up to 3 Jukeboxes, and have up to 18 cartridges available at one time. Think of the possibilities!!! There's a Cricut cartridge storage binder available now, that stores up to 8 cartridges and overlays, and you can label it so you'll know which ones it holds. There's also Stencil material that is 12x24 inches, so you can cut your own stencils. With the Design Studio software, the possibilities are almost limitless!!! There SOOOO much more that Cricut has available now, ALL of which we sell. Please contact us and let us know what we can get for you. If you prepay you can be sure you will get what you want, as we will hold it just for you when it comes in. We do not charge you for shipping, and if we can verify a competitor's price, we will do our best to meet or beat that price, AND save you shipping!

Also, remember that Scrappersaurus stands behind every product we sell, and we support it 100%. We are here to not only sell you products, but to instruct you in how to use them and enjoy them to their utmost. We love what we do, and we love sharing our passion with you. When we find great products, we bring them to you and offer you many different ways to use them. I feel like I'm a pretty adventurous person, and I love to "experiment" with things, and see what different uses I can come up with, for everything I come across. This is why you learn so much when you purchase from us. We do our best to pass on our knowledge and experiences to you, to help you have even more fun doing what you already enjoy. And, I know I am repeating myself, but people, PLEASE support your Local Scrapbook Store, and purchase from US instead of surfing the net or ordering through catalogs. Whatever they offer, WE can get for you, and you don't pay shipping, AND we teach you what to do with it. How can you lose? I am saying this again because, again, another Local Scrapbook Store has closed.

We have Basic Scrapbooking and Basic Stamping classes coming up in both locations, and the Layout of the Month Club and Card of the Month Club are just growing phenomenally!!! I'm trying to twist Felix's arm to get him to put up pics of the previous Layouts and Cards we've done, so stay tuned and watch for his post of when he finally gets them on the website. You know, you don't have to attend the Workshop for the Layout of the Month Club or the Card of the Month Club to be a member. You get all the materials to make the layout or the cards, along with a full color picture of the completed project, and written, step-by-step instructions on how to create them. We can mail them to you, or you can stop by the store (either location) and pick up the kit. We do our best to use new or different techniques every month, so that you can continue to add to your knowledge base of techniques. Please call and sign up as soon as you can so you will be able to participate in the next one(s). We need to know in advance how many people to order product for, so the sooner, the better!

If you have any requests, please contact us and let us know what you need. In addition to ordering directly from the manufacturers, we order from a couple of different distributors quite often and can usually get what you want within 3-7 business days. If you have any suggestions of lines of product or types of product that you would like to see us offer in our stores, please let us know. We welcome suggestions, and a lot of times that is how we come across great products. We obviously cannot read EVERY catalog, meet with EVERY sales rep out there, or go to EVERY website for ALL of the crafting companies, so we depend on YOU to tell us what you want!!!

Also, if there is a class (technique or project) that you would like us to do, please let us know. You may not be the only one, and others might enjoy it as well. We offer individual instruction in scrapbooking and stamping, and just about EVERY class or workshop that we offer is available one-on-one, usually for the same price. We also teach different techniques one-on-one, as well. Just let us know what you need, and it's merely a matter of coordinating our schedule with yours.

Have a wonderful rest of your week and, until next time, happy scrapping and stamping!


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