Monday, March 31, 2008

Happy Spring!

Where has the time gone??? Easter has come and gone and we didn't even send out an Easter newsletter. We do apologize for that mishap; we didn't mean for it to slip by so quick. Anyway, Spring is here now. We can almost feel it by the melting snow, the grass beginning to show, and the weather getting a bit warmer. But, if you really want to see spring, be sure to check out all the new products at the Studio. Spring is definitely in the air with all the cute new spring lines coming in. We have a ton of things going on at the Studio in the next few months that we are really excited about. We are starting with a slam-bang spring clearance sale, our semi-annual Trash 2 Treasure Sale, Our Class Kick-Off, National Scrapbook Day, an extra Special Guest Apprearance, and it just goes on and on from there. Read on to find out what is happening at the Studio.

Spring Cleaning Sale - or SALE OF THE YEAR

OK Ladies - this is the SALE OF THE YEAR for Scrapbook Studio. We are cleaning out the Studio to make room for all the new products arriving. If you have been in the Studio lately, you know we need more space. We have gone through the paper racks and cleaned out everything that is over abundant or had less than 5 sheets of paper. We scoured the racks to eliminate the stickers and embellishment that are stragglers and putting them in the clearance section (but they are so darn cute I keep telling my employees - they tell me to get rid of it). Not to mention the foam stamps, paints, tools, etc. that are taking up room. The time has come for us to clean up, clear up and tidy up the Studio. Even my loyal customers tell me it is getting too crowded and I should find a bigger space. That tells me that I am a pack rat and things must GO.So, starting Tuesday, April 1 (no fooling) through Sunday, April 6, you will find many items on the work area tables at a reduction of at least 30% to 40% off. All items on the sale table (in the back area) will be reduced to 50% to 70% off. Now is the time to stock up big.
As an added bonus, anyone spending at least $25 (pre-tax of course) will receive a 6x12 album free. These albums retail for $12.99. Supplies are limited so hurry in soon to get your free gift.

Trash 2 Treasure Sale

We still have room for more participants in our semi annual Trash 2 Treasure Sale scheduled for Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20.This is the perfect opportunity for you to sell your gentle used scrapbook or stamping items that you no longer use, need, or want. The procedure is pretty simple, we charge a $10 fee for you to rent space in our Studio to sell those items you want to sell. In exchange for this fee, we take care of everything - advertising, manning the tables, collecting the money, distributing the money and we do not hackle with customers on the price you marked. You don't have to be here to do a thing. Just drop off your items and leave the rest to us. Whatever you sell, you will receive a Scrapbook Studio Gift Certificate in the amount of your sales to be used to buy new items in the Studio. What more could you ask for!!! You are respsonsible for marking your items with the specific price and your initials on each item. You must pre-register in order to have your initials validated and you must have your items into the Studio by Wednesday or Thursday before the sale. Everyday we have customers tell us they have enough stuff to open their own scrapbook store and we kinda laugh and ask...are you using it all??? Of course not - so get rid of it to someone who can use it. There are many beginner scrapbookers and stampers out there that would love to have the stuff you no longer use. Let them buy it at a bargain price and you can get new stuff.If you would like to participate in the spring Trash 2 Treasure Sale, call the Studio at 845-8859 or stop by with your registration fee. Not interested in selling, but would like to buy some gentle used stuff. Be sure to be at the Studio bright and early Saturday, April 19, to get the first look at all the great items. Remember, ALL SALES ARE CASH ONLY. We can't run checks or credit cards for rummage sale items, so be sure to bring your cash. The parking is tight, the lines are long, but it is well worth it for the bargains. We are working on ways to separate the tables and putting them in different locations, so it isn't so congested in the one area. We also request that no strollers be brought into the Studio on Saturday. We hope we can find a way...if the weather would cooperate, we could even have it outside in the side parking lot, which is an option. Let's hope for good weather.

Easter Charity Card Contest
Congratulations to Joy - her card was the winning card in our Easter Charity Card Contest. What a fun time this was. We had 16 cards entered into the contest and collected over $46.00 to donate to The Women's Community in Wausau. Together with a matching donation from Sandy and Jeanne, we will send a check to The Women's Community for $92.00. Way to go.We are now making a call for Father's Day Cards for our Charity Card contest. Start working on your cards now...we will have more details soon. Again, thanks to everyone who participated in this worthwhile event.

National Scrapbook Day
It is that time of year when we need to step up to the plate and get your scrap on (or stamp on, or papercrafting on) for National Scrapbook Day on May 3rd. We actually plan on celebrating for 3 days this year. Check out what we have going on and come on in!!On Friday, May 2nd we will host a crop from 5pm til midnight. Work away in our great studio space and get lots done! You will receive a fantastic (if I do say so myself) goodie bag, there will be food, beverages, and of course lots of raffles. Would it be National Scrapbook Day without raffles? Cost for this fun evening is $15.00The festivities continue on Saturday, May 3rd with a crop from 9am til 9pm. This day also includes a wonderful goodie bag (different if you also come on Friday), a free make ‘ take project and more raffles. Continental breakfast and dinner is included, lunch is on your own. Remember the tables will be full of chocolate at all times. Cost for this day away is $30.00
On Sunday, May 4th, we will continue to crop from 10am until 4pm. We will include another great goodie bag, more raffles, and lunch will be included. The Cost for this day away is $15.00. You can sign up for all three days and leave your supplies set up over night, how nice! Or sign up for just one day or two days; – whatever fits your schedule.
As always when you crop in our Studio you have the availability to use all non consumable items; punches, die cut systems, cutters, templates, etc. and you can shop as you work, you have a store full of inspiration at your disposal. Remember, space is limited so be sure to grab a friend and sign up soon. Call the Studio at 845-8859 if you need more information.

QuicKutz Amazing Sale

Do you have a portable cutting machine? A QuicKutz, Sizzix, Big Shot, Cuttlebug? If you do own one of these machines, you may want to take advantage of this sale. The new April Quickutz release will be available for purchase on Tuesday, April 1! We're told that this release is truly a "limited edition" – Around the World in 80 dies. Between April 1 and April 7, if you buy one of the new 2x2 releases, you can purchase a retired die at 50% off - must be of equal or lesser value. We also have another "special offer"---the brand new Quickutz "Rock Star” Alphabet set, which sells for $69.99, is available at Scrapbook Studio for $39.99. We will also have the “Sophisticate” Alphabet and stamp set on sale for $49.99 that normally retails for $119.99. Be sure to pick up one of each, because when they are gone, they are gone.
Remember, as an added bonus, anyone spending at least $25 (pre-tax of course) will receive a 6x12 album free. These albums retail for $12.99. Supplies are limited so hurry in soon to get your free gift.

FREE Scrapbooking 101 Classes in April
Do you know someone interested in learning how to scrapbook but is afraid to start? Are you ready to get going, but you're a little nervous to dig in? Do you make cards, or have you done some projects---and you think you might want to begin preserving your memories?Join us for a "Scrapbooking 101” class in April. We have two scheduled; one on April 9th and one on April 30th. These classes begin at 6p and end around 8p. These classes are FREE, but you must register in advance to participate. Give us a call at 845-8859, if you are interested in learning how to safely preserve your past, present or future memories. What a great gift to give your family and friends...memories of their life.

May and June Class Kick Off
Mark your calendars for our exciting May and June Class Kick-Off. We will be hosting this event on Tuesday, April 28, beginning at 6p. Come in anytime between 6p and 8p to sign up for the classes of your choice. For every class you sign up for, you will receive 10% off the class fee.We have plenty of great new classes coming up, inluding a Special Guest Designer who will be teaching four classes in May and June. Our class kick-off promises to be a good time, with food, beverages and fun for all. This month, we wll also have a free make n' take for you to participate in when you arrive.

Special Guest Appearance

Scrapbook Designer and Instructor Lisa Falduto is coming to Scrapbook Studio! Lisa has worked with scrapbooking manufacturers across the country teaching classes at large events and designing projects for marketing purposes. Now she has agreed to drop in Scrapbook Studio to spread the love of Papercrafting and offer us some very special Cosmo Cricket classes in May and June! You can see Lisa’s work in various scrapbooking magazines and idea books and her written work appears in Chicken Soup for the Scrapbooker’s Soul. Watch for more information coming soon about her special classes. You will want to sign up right away because only a limited amount of seats will be available to spend some time learning from Lisa! For more information about Lisa you can visit her online resume at

Guess What Arrived This Week?
We are unloading boxes everyday with new products from CHA. It is like Christmas for us...some of the wonderful releases are:Cosmo CricketNestibilities (brass dies to use with any cutting system that emboss also)The Enveloper (make your own envelopes, boxes, cards)Making Memories, Pinecone Press, SEITechnique TuesdayTonic's new Craft-Mate cutting systemPaper Salon (a new vendor for us)Brownlow's Gifts (a new vendor for us)Still waiting on Basic Grey - go figure, Hampton Arts, Creative Imaginations, K& Co., and several others.

Cruise Give Away
Details are still being worked on and more information should be here soon, but look forward to an Alaskan Cruise Give-a-way in May...this will only be happening at paticiating Crafter's Home stores like ours.We are proud to be a Crafter's Home Membership Store.

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