Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Confession time girls!

All those who have purchased something for crafting that later made you ask "WHAT WAS I THINKING?" please raise your hands......

I thought so!  Thanks for being honest - you can put your hands down now. I'll have to put mine down too to continue typing...LOL!

I am relatively new to card making and when I started I was clueless as to what I needed and what to buy. So, I took a lot of advice (much of it not so good), bought a lot of poor quality paper, weird stamps and even weirder tools. I bought "what was I thinking?" punches and really bad inks and products that to this day I have never used.  Then one day I wandered into Skribbles and Scraps and I have to say, I am quite a bit wiser now for having done so. 

When I look back at some of my first cards, I see how far I have come from those first attempts. I realize what a difference quality paper, proper tools, the right inks and  products make. I will always be grateful for Bob's guidance in the store and Jennie's patience in her classes.  

So, being a more mature card maker now, I make wise choices about my stamps, punches, products and tools etc........ 

Oh my, how I wish that were true! 

While my purchases are quality ones now, I have those cute little stamps that I still haven't used after 2 years  - or all the die cuts I thought I couldn't live without, the embossing folder I was sure would be used on any number of cards and hasn't been used at all.......well, you know where this is going..... 

Sometimes, I am ashamed to say, I buy something only to find a couple of months later when I decide to get organized, that I already had it - so now I have two of the same thing!

So, where is all this leading you ask? Well, it's time to get rid of all those "What was a thinking?" (WWIT?) items.

Skribbles and Scraps is having an Anniversary Sale on August 27. They are also hosting a Garage Sale that day as well.  Here's how it works:

1. Gather up all those WWIT? items. Be ruthless girls -  if you haven't used them by now, you probably won't!

2. Call the store and tell them that you want to sell your stuff at the Garage sale. You can sell as much as you can fit in a computer paper box (store will supply).

3. They will give you a code for the sale.

4. Label your items with your code and price them to sell (It is helpful to make a list of what you are selling).

5. Drop them off at the store - staff will take care of your items the day of the sale.

6. At the end of the day, any sales you have will be paid to you in the form of gift certificates redeemable at Skribbles and Scraps. 

So - this is your chance to get rid of the evidence of those WWIT? purchases and maybe even get a great deal on someone else's craft room treasures! You can use your gift certificates to buy new items for your fall paper crafting. It's a win - win situation!

Stay tuned to the blog for more details of the Anniversary sale and start cleaning out that craft room!

Have an amazing day!


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The ancient art of quilling

Hey - you know those cute accents that you have seen on cards and scrapbook pages, that look very intricate and complicated? It's called quilling, and it is actually easy! With a couple of simple tools and supplies, you too can be creating your own accents. Your friends will think you are so talented!

Come out to a Beginner's quilling class at the store on September 17th from 10:30-1:30.  The cost is $30 for supplies and you receive a $5 coupon for the store. In this class you will learn all the basic shapes needed to create beautiful patterns. 

This class sold out in June, so don't put off calling Bob to reserve your spot. I heard this class had a ball quilling! Who would have thought that rolling paper would be so much fun!

While you're at it, sign up for the Intermediate class scheduled for October 1st. Same price, same $5 coupon for the store. 


Monday, July 25, 2011

What Jennie and Bob were up to last week

Well - Riley and Chassie have already let everyone know that Jennie and Bob were away for Langdan's birth - but they had a good reason.....

They were attending the CHA convention in Chicago. I hear they had a great details yet....only "what happens in Chicago stays in Chicago!" I will see what I can find out for you about all the fun!

For those of you who don't know - CHA stands for Craft and Hobby Association and is pronounced 
"C" "H" "A"  not in cha cha!  

It's where the industry struts it stuff, showcases the best they have to offer and previews the new products that will be hitting the shelves once CHA is over. It is held twice a year, the larger of the two shows happens in January in Anaheim California. 

There were 200 + companies represented there, and you will see a lot of their products showing up in the store over the next few months. 

Stay tuned to the blog for sneak peaks - this year your Christmas paper crafting is going to be your best ever!  


A new addition to the family!

Apparently I am being upstaged by the store mascots for this post......

Uncle Riley and Aunt Chassie are howling the announcement of the birth of their nephew, Langdan on July 21. Here's what they had to say:

"It's a good thing we were here, because Bob and Jennie were on a train coming back from CHA in Chicago when Langdan was born!  

Humans have it so easy, there was only one in the litter.  He weighed 8 lbs though - so we guess it is a good thing there was only one. He belongs to Jordan and Gillian who should be great parents because they have already had practice training their dog Kya.

He's a cute pup - (see pic below)  and apparently he has lots of hair.....which is always a good thing in our opinion.  We haven't had a chance to lick him yet - but we are betting that he tastes mighty good!  We can't wait to play with him.  

We also can't wait until he is old enough to come and visit, and drop food on the floor for us!

Oh, by the way - this means Jennie and Bob are now the "g" word......... you know what we mean....."

Riley and Chassie 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Is anybody still out there? 

Well......I wouldn't blame you if you wandered off somewhere. After all, the last post on this blog was March 22 - not 2011 but 2010!   Welcome back!   I promise to update more often than every 16 months!   LOL!

Jennie and Bob have been very busy lately, finding new and exciting things to play with.  If you haven't been in the store lately, come on in!  You will find a  lot of new stuff to fall in love with, new paper you can't live without - and more exciting products to inspire you to new heights of creativity.

It's a great way to beat the heat - spend a couple of hours exploring at Skribbles and Scraps!

Talk to you soon!