October 23, 2008

Stamp Class

Today was our Stamp of the month class. We hold this class 4 times each month to accommodate all the people that sign up. I think next month we will have to add a fifth class. It becomes utter chaos during checkout with everyone trying to make sure that they grab all the stamps and accessories that they want to buy. We also got the Sharon Ann Christmas Magic collection in and everybody wanted that as well. Unfortunately there are no embellishments left for tomorrows class :(

These were the three cards we made this month.

Aren't these cards beautiful? I love using the non traditional colors. We have another two classes for this tomorrow and then we will post the pictures for next months class.

Well I had better go get some sleep,I have a long drive to visit my mother tomorrow.

Old Friends & Chaos

Uli my friend from Germany finally tracked me down. She has been trying to get my attention for months but I have been too busy to respond. So Uli thanks for perservering and I look forward to seeing you in a couple of months.

I love owning a scrapbook store but it is a lot of work and I sometimes neglect my friends and family. It is my Mothers Birthday tomorrow so I will be taking the day off to go and visit her. Talking about being neglectful, my scrapbook room has suffered. Those of you that have read my blog from the begining know how organized my scrapbook room used to be. Well here are the frightful photos of it now. Warning. These photos are quite graphic and those of you with weak hearts may not want to look :)

Well I must go, we have two stamp classes today with a total of 48 people participating so there are bound to be some mishaps and lots of giggles.

So as Uli would say Auf Wiedersehen! Well she would really say "goodbye" as she speaks great english except for the word glue!!!!!

October 21, 2008

Florida Coastal Holiday Shop Hop

Everything Scrapbook and Stamps
is a participating store in the
Florida Coastal Holiday Shop Hop

There are 17 stores participating. You will need to buy a Passport and Passport Lanyard to participate. The cost is $10. (we should have these in the store by friday but you can preorder now) Each store that you visit between November 7 and November 22 will give you a collectible button and some stores (including us) are doing a free Make & Take. We have some samples from the other stores and we will be posting photos this week. When you visit our store and present your passport you will receive a 15% discount on your purchases that day.
You can also be entered to win prizes. Here are some more details.

Prizes and Guidelines

Everyone has a chance to win!

Visit the all of the participating stores on your home coast and submit your Passport to your Home Store to be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate and a Home Coast Prize! All 17 stores will be awarding a $25 gift certificate so there will be 17 winners!


You must visit all the participating stores on your Home Coast. One of each of the following prizes will be awarded to a Gulf Coast participant and an East Coast participant through a random drawing for visiting all the stores on your Home Coast.

PRIZE #1 - a $100 gift basket from American Crafts (www.americancrafts.com)

PRIZE #2 - a $100 gift certificate to a Scrapbook Weekend event (www.scrapbookweekend.com)

PRIZE #3 - a $95 gift certificate towards an All Seasons Scrapbook Resort weekend (www.scrapbookseason.com)

PRIZE #4 - a $75 gift basket from Tinkering Ink


PRIZE # 5 - a $50 gift certificate towards a Cruise

& Crop (www.cruiseandcrop.com) - 1 winner per cabin

PRIZE #6 - a $50 gift certificate from Old Town Crafts, valid for in-store redemption at Betty's Stamp Pad



You must visit all 17 participating stores. The winner will be selected through a random drawing of those that visited all participating stores:

GRAND PRIZE #1 - a $25 gift certificate from each store, value $425.

GRAND PRIZE #2 - a weekend retreat at All Seasons Scrapbook Resort (www.scrapbookseason.com), value $200


SHOP HOPPER TOUR CONTEST - Take a photo of you with your Passport in front of 7 of the participating stores during the Shop Hop and post it in the Scrapbooking Roads Gallery for your chance to win a $50 gift basket from Tinkering Ink through a random drawing.

WHO LOVES Q? PROJECT CONTEST - Create a project using a Quick Quotes vellum quote purchased during the Florida Coastal Holiday Shop Hop and post the project in the Scrapbooking Roads Gallery for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Quick Quotes.

Here's How it Works:

Purchase your Passport and Passport Holder at your Home Store. Visit participating stores from Friday, November 7th through Saturday, November 22nd, 2008.

Have your Passport stamped by each of the stores that you visit*. (*no purchase necessary.) One passport per person.

Passport owner must be present to receive the stamp from the store.

At time of Passport stamp, present your Passport at register and receive a 15% discount* off your total purchase.

(*certain items are excluded, please see store for details)

If you bring your Passport Holder, you will receive a collectible button from the store, while supplies last.

Once you have completed your Shop Hop, take your Passport to your Home Store by close of business on Tuesday, December 2, 2008. The store will verify your name, contact information and how many stores you visited and then detach the Contest Entry Form for you to be eligible to win prizes.

It is that simple! Drawings will be held on or before December 12, 2008.

October 17, 2008

Tim Holtz is here

Well not the man Tim Holtz but his products :) I wish it was Tim himself, anyway we received all the new Tim Holtz products from the summer CHA show. His new masks are shown below. I can't wait to start playing with these.

Maybe I will get some spare time over the weekend to play with these and Glimmer Mists.
We also got his new metals and Grungeboard. The new stickles, Metallic Crackle and Claudine products will start shipping next week.

Look for a Tim Holtz Product demonstration day coming soon :)

October 15, 2008

New arrivals

We just received these wonderful papers from Creative Imaginations. The wintery ones are absolutely loaded with glitter! The red papers are an old fashioned red color perfect for older photos. I can't wait to use these papers to make a class for our 12 days of Christmas.

We also received the new Tim Holtz products. These are something I am going to have fun playing with. Fun new grungeboard and metals. Yippee!

New Pulp albums finally arrived, these are my personal favorite. I love the feel and quality of these albums.

Yesterday we had a little bird in the store. A few of the customers were scared with it flying around. I thought it was sweet, it was a little brown bird with a lovely yellow chest. It flew into the window and was stunned. I was afraid to put him outside while he was dazed in case a predator got him so I scooped him up and placed a shopping basket over him and he joined our morning class. It took a good 30 minutes for him to revive and then we set him free. I wanted to take a photo as he was lovely but I did not want to scare him with the flash. Something exciting happens in the store every day!!!


We are making this adorable book today. This book can be used for winter/holiday photos, as a journal, as a holiday card list or anything else you can think of. It really glimmers and glistens when you see it up close. I love to do projects like this as they are quick, easy and make a great hostess gift. I think we will have to do a autumn themed one as well :)

October 10, 2008

SEI Oasis & Creative Imaginations

SEI Oasis was also delivered yesterday. This collection is all foiled and is absolutely breathtaking. Perfect for fall or travel themes or anything you need a touch of sophistication for.

Next we have to enter all the new Creative Imaginations products which include some wonderful glittered Snowflake papers. I am currently making a beautiful Christmas Angel with this collection for an upcoming 12 days of Christmas class. I will try to post some photos tomorrow of some of the recent projects I made last weekend.

October 9, 2008

BasicGrey and SEI has arrived :)

Yesterday we got in the new collection packs from BasicGrey: Granola and Urban Prairie. We only have a couple of each left so let us know if you want us to hold one for you.

We also received Glitzmas and Alpine Frost papers and embellishments from SEI. Hopefully we will have time to get these boxes open tomorrow. :)

These are just so pretty.

October 8, 2008

Meeting Cheryl

I don't know what was wrong with Blogger yesterday but it labeled my Monday night post as Fridays???? Strange!

Anyway on to today's post.

At the Convention I attended this weekend, I got to take a class from the very talented Cheryl Mezzetti. I have admired her work for a long time so it was great to meet her. She works for Creative Imaginations and lives in Boston. Cheryl speaks just like Rosemary but funnier. It was great to tease her and get her to say certain words so I could laugh. I know, I know it is the small silly things that amuse me.

Here are some samples of her work. The photos don't do them justice. She has lots of cute details throughout.

She also is a strong believer in the CI Super Seal that we have at the store. She covers all her work with it to protect it. She even tells a story of one of her projects being left in a snow bank under her car overnight and when her husband found it the next day there was no damage. I am definately going to be using it on my projects from now on.

hmmm I just noticed I use the word "great" way too much. Gonna have to get out my thesaurus.

October 3, 2008

Coming this month

We have a lot of classes lined up this month and we are working hard to finish the samples.

This unique Seahorse album was designed by Dejuan. She used the Tide Pool Collection from Creative Imaginations. We only have a couple of openings left in this limited edition class.

The Stamp of the Month class features Snowmen cards, you have to see the sample board to see how lovely these cards are. (classes are October 23rd and 24th)

Fantastic class from BoBunny coming soon.

This is the Halloween Cricut Layout taught by Mary. We decided to repeat this class as we had a waiting list so check the calendar for dates.

Both the morning and evening Cricut Design Studio Classes for October have sold out. Don't worry we have scheduled more classes in November. This is a great way to learn from the Master Cricuteer Mary. She knows so much about the Cricut that Provocraft should hire her!
I have just returned from a four day mini convention in Orlando. It was a great show and I have many samples to show you over the next few days. Right now I have to go to bed as I am exhausted :)

October 1, 2008

Sold in a Flash

Tuesday we received this delivery, checked it in and one of our croppers said "can you do a class showing us how to use this" we said "these won't last long enough to do a class" and so to prove it we took a photo with the clock. Even I was suprised at the result.

because not even one hour later this is what was left !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't worry, more are on their way and yes eventually there will be enough in stock to do a class :)