Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Happy New Year's Eve, Everyone!

First, an announcement: 
Things simply didn't work out as anticipated; therefore, I am no longer an employee of nor associated with Michaels Arts and Crafts stores in any way, shape, or form

That said, I want to wish everyone a Happy and Safe New Year, filled with endless possibilities, and boundless joy and fulfillment!

Felix and I are still looking for a house to purchase.  I feel like we've been searching for just under a year now, and haven't been able to find anything that really works for us.  It gets kind of frustrating, after so long.  We aren't able to reopen the webstore fully until we get settled into a house, and I am just itching to get things started up again!  I so much miss having a storefront!

If you know of anyone selling a home - Southshore or Northshore - please let us know!

Also, I've been considering sharing a small storefront with another business, so if any of you know of or have a space to share, please contact me!

Until next time, Happy Scrapping and Stamping!


Thursday, December 12, 2013

January Crop in N.Y. / FREE Cricut Create cuts this week!

Season's Greetings, and all that mushy stuff! LOL!

We received the following special request; you know Scrappersaurus is always happy to help out, particularly when it is for something near and dear to our heart!

PS37 is a self-contained Special Education School for Children with Disabilities (such as Autism, Congenital Heart Disease, Down Syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy).
On January 18, 2014, the PTA of PS37R is planning to hold their 3rd Annual Crop for Our Kids Scrapbook Event to raise money for much-needed equipment, which the Department of Education cannot pay for.  Approximately 150 scrappers, mainly from around the New York area, will be attending.
Any, and all, donations made to help achieve the goal will be greatly appreciated!  Items are needed specifically to raffle off to raise funds needed for equipment purchase, as well as for inclusion in the goody bags for croppers.  All proceeds go directly to the children, and are tax deductible.
Please mail donations directly to:
PTA of PS37R
Attn: Katy Shelkowitz
Scrapbook Event Chairperson
15 Fairfield Street
Staten Island NY 10308
Thank you, in advance, for any support you can provide!

Please consider donating items for Goody Bags, Door Prizes, Raffles, or Auctions!  What better way to pare down, and make room for what Santa will be bringing you?!

I believe the Raffle/Auction items could be anything (not just craft-related) that someone would want to bid on or buy a ticket for a chance to win.

If you will be in the New York area, or just want to get away for some "me" time after the holiday madness, you could even attend the crop, yourself! Their Registration Flyer is included at the bottom of this post, with all the info.

If you are unable to mail donations directly to the school, please contact me to find out when and where you can drop it off, and we will mail them with our donations.  Scrappersaurus will mail all donations Saturday, December 21st, so the organizers will have enough time to prepare.

Thank you in advance, Scrappersaurusonians, for all your caring support and assistance with this very worthwhile endeavor!

And . . .   in other news . . .

Do you own a Cricut machine, or want to? The following brief video shows how easy it is to use: http://www.cricut.com/home/learn/machines/expression-2.  However, there's nothing better than a hands-on trial, and the next Cricut Expression 2 Test Drive at Michaels is Friday, 12/20/13 from 6-8pm - just in time to let Santa know you want one!  The cost is only $10.00, to come try it out for yourself!

In case you haven't heard about the Cricut Craft Room - where you can now go online to design your Cricut project, using their software - you can see what it is all about here:  http://www.cricut.com/home/craftroom.  Be sure to check out the FREE cuts they have available for you this week - 12/11-18 - http://www.cricut.com/home/free-images.

Y'all be safe driving around out there in that crazy holiday traffic! 

REMEMBERHolidays are a time of giving and forgiving, so let's please avoid the road rage!!!

If someone cuts you off, or steals that parking spot you've been circling 10 minutes to get, instead of cursing them out, BLESS them and move on.  Yes, that may be difficult to do, but trust me, God / Karma / The Universe will take care of any real injustices.  One can truly never know what another person is dealing with that could blind them to realizing they even did anything wrong.  Just let it go, and go on about your day.  You will be repaid in kind!
Until next time, happy Scrapping, Stamping, and SHOPPING!!!



Attention Scrappers!

 PS 37

 Crop For Our Kids 2014

Saturday, January 18, 2014
10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

PS 37
15 Fairfield Street
Staten Island, NY 10308
$35 for 11 hours of scrapbooking!!!

You will receive scrap space, a goody bag, breakfast, lunch, dinner, & snacks!  There will be vendors on site, and make-and-takes!  Lots of raffles & give-aways!  We will also be scrapping the day away to the music of Raymel Productions again this year! 

Come scrap the day away and help support the children of 
America’s Favorite School” PS 37




E-Mail Address:________________________________________________

Phone #:______________________________________________________
Sit Me With:___________________________________________________
I will donate:___________________________________________________
*Special raffle ticket for each donation you bring with you to the crop!
Please make checks payable to: PS 37 PTA   and mail to:

PS 37
15 Fairfield Street
Staten Island, NY 10308

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

$5.00 CROP - 3-9pm - Sat. Dec. 7, 2013 - Michaels on Veterans

Michaels' December Scrap-IN
Come to the $5.00 Crop this Saturday (12/07/13)!!!

TIME:  3-9PM (come later/leave earlier, if you choose)

PLACE:  Scrap-IN Classroom at Michaels Craft Store
                 8851 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA 70003

(The December Calendar is not displaying in List mode; click on "Calendar View" to see everything.)
  • Discount Coupon valid day of Crop
  • Printed Calendar of  Classes and FREE Demos
  • Sneak Peek at upcoming Class creations
  • Table space to craft while you socialize, forge new friendships, share ideas, and draw inspiration from the surrounding creativity!
  • Free Beverages: fresh, hot Coffee/Tea/Cocoa; cool, refreshing Iced Tea  
  • Also, there is always something EXTRA; why should this Crop be any different?!  Come join us, to find out!
  • Several nearby restaurants/fast-food places for snacks/dinner, such as:
    • LA Purchase Kitchen at front of shopping center (you have to pass it to get to Michaels)
    • Starbucks Coffee across the street (Veterans)
    • Casa Garcia on Veterans, close to David Drive.
    • Ground Pat'i on David Drive, close to Veterans.
    • CafĂ© du Monde, French Press Coffee House, Popeye's, Taco Bell, Rally's, etc. are all on Williams Blvd.
  • Two ATM machines at Chase bank (West side of strip mall)
  • Cricut Expression 2*
  • Cuttlebug / BigShot*
  • Rubber Stamps*
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Decorative Edge Scissors
*  Limited collections of  cartridges, dies, embossing folders, and rubber stamps are available for shared use during the Crop. 

Please mark all personal tools, dies, embossing folders, rubber stamps, etc. with your full name and email address or phone number! (Address labels work fine.)

 Until next time, happy scrapping and stamping!