Tuesday, April 29, 2008

NEWS ALERT! - Note from Lisa

A big Cosmo Cricket wave!

I am getting so excited to visit the Scrapbook Studio and teach some very special classes for all of you! I have been very busy creating two fun and memorable classes. You won't want to miss either of them! The last time I taught for Cosmo Cricket was in Minneapolis and our classes sold out 10 minutes after registration opened. Can you tell how popular Cosmo Cricket is?

I want to share a very special sneak peek link for you below to my blog which will give you a sneak peek of each class I am offering at the Studio. The mini vacation album has pieces that pull out and flip inside! (actually if you look at the front cover there is a pocket that holds an arrow piece that pulls out)! The layout class also has some moving features on the pages and will feature your home.

I am honored to be asked to come and teach at the Scrapbook Studio and look forward to sharing Cosmo Cricket product with you! The neat thing about both items is that they can be remade over and over again using different papers. Once you have the techniques down you can repeat them in so many ways!

I look forward to seeing and teaching all of you very soon!



Sunday, April 27, 2008

April/May Newsletter

New Summer Hours

We just want to remind you that beginning Sunday, May 25 (Memorial Weekend), Scrapbook Studio will be closed on Sundays throughout the summer months.

We will continue to be closed on Mondays as usual.

We will also be closed on Sunday, May 11, in honor of Mother's Day. We hope all you Mother's have a wonderful day with your loved ones.

Celebrity Guest Designer

OK ladies she's coming to Scrapbook Studio…Lisa Falduto, celebrity designer for many companies including Cosmo Cricket (one of our favorite companies) is coming to teach at Scrapbook Studio.

Lisa will be here on Saturday, May 10, teaching two classes, back to back, showcasing the new Cosmo Cricket lines.

The first class begins at 10a until noon, and will be Home Sweet Home layouts and cards using Cosmo Cricket's new Fleuriste collection. At 1:30a until 3:30p she will be teaching a mini Vacation Album using the Get Happy collection from Cosmo Cricket. Not only will she teach you these projects, she will showcase many different techniques to help you use the tools and products you may already have, but don't know how to use, or have never used.
Lisa will also return on Tuesday, June 3, from 6p - 8p teaching the Home Sweet Home class, and again on Wednesday, June 10, from 6p to 8p, to teach the mini Vacation Album, for those of you who can’t make it on a Saturday.

We are so excited to have a celebrity teach at our Studio. This is quite an honor and I just hope we can show our support for Lisa so she will return again. Lisa is a very talented instructor and designer and has a great following. You can see some of her work at:
Scrapbook Resumes
Her Blog
As you know, seats are limited in the Studio, so be sure to sign up quickly before these classes are sold out.

PS - If you sign up for one of Lisa's classes, and can tell us how Cosmo Cricket got its name when you sign up, you will receive a free gift from the Studio...a very nice gift I might add that totals more than the class fee.

Don't delay, call or stop in to sign up for these very great classes, by a fantastic designer from Cosmo Cricket.

May/June Class Kick-Off

Don't forget, this Tuesday, April 29, we will be hosting our May/June Class Kick-Off. These events are always a great time, with food, drinks, discounts, and more.
Stop by the Studio anytime between 6p and 8p to preview the classes that will be held in May and June. Our teachers will be available to answer questions, help you with your supply list and showcase their classes.

Remember, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Graduation, and end of school are always the perfect time to make gifts for your loved ones and of course, the favorite teacher. We have all of these covered in our classes and what could be a better gift than a homemade gift.

For every class you sign up for at the Class Kick-Off, you will receive a 10% discount off that class.

New Cardstock Company - Core d'nations is here We made the decision to bring in a new cardstock company that is better than Bazzill. It is called Core d'nations and it is fantastic. This versatile cardstock gives you at least three or more ways to use it. The texture is very similar to Bazzill, but it has a core color that allows you to sand, tear, emboss or distress it to give you another color in the core of the paper (the middle).

For those of you who liked Die Cuts with a View, that has a white core middle, you will love this new cardstock. It is the same price as Bazzill, but has triple the value.


With the addition of the new Core d'nations cardstock, we must get rid of all the Bazzill. We are selling it off at a special price, just to get rid of it. Stop by and get your favorite colors before it is gone. At 10 sheets for $4.00 it is sure to go fast - that is 40 cents a sheet. However, you must purchase in increments of at least 10 sheets for that special price.

Now is the time to stock up if you are a Bazzill fanatic. Not only will we not sell it anymore, but they announced a price increase as of June 1.

National Scrapbook DayWe still have a few spots left for our Friday Night National Scrapbook Day Crop on May 2.

If you are interested in having a great time, getting great deals, freebies, food, drinks, fun, games and more, be sure to sign up for our Friday night crop in honor of National Scrapbook Day. This promises to be a ball, with all sorts of free stuff from our vendors.

Not to mention the great company you will be in with all the fun ladies that attend these crops. Space is limited so be sure to sign up soon. This crop is only a week away.

In honor of National Scrapbook Day, Saturday, May 3, Scrapbook Studio will be having several make 'n takes for you to participate in. We will have hourly raffles, give-a-ways and of course lots of stuff on sale. Be sure to stop by the Studio on National Scrapbook Day to get great deals, lots of fun and plenty of sales.

We can't wait to celebrate the most famous day of the year for Scrapbookers.

Alaskan Cruise Give-A-Way Is Here You Could WIN an Alaskan Cruise!

May Cruise Giveaway

Promotion Dates: May 1, 2008-May 31, 2008

Entry Rules: Contest is open to adults 18 or older in the United States or Canada. No purchase necessary to enter. One entry per person, per daily visit. Void where prohibited.

Winning:The drawing will be held, and winner announced on June 5, 2008.

Prize Package:Airfare for two from anywhere in the continental U.S. to Seattle, Washington. One night pre-cruise hotel stay at the Sheraton Seattle Downtown. A Veranda Stateroom for two, including classes, on the Celebrity Alaska 7 night Hubbard Glacier Cruise August 22-29, 2008, and all applicable taxes. Prize includes 4 classes per person.

Here is the fine print from the poster:This May, one lucky customer from 50 select Crafter's Home stores in the U.S. and Canada will win an all expense paid trip for 2 aboard the Celebrity Cruise Ship Infinity to the Hubbard Glacier August 22-29th. We will have the entry forms in the store starting May 1st.

QuicKutz News QuicKutz 12" Platform Coming Soon

We heard from QK and they are getting ready to ship the new 12" Platform everyone has been waiting for. If you haven't pre-ordered, now is the time to do so. Only those that pre-ordered will receive the free 12" die (a $24.99 value). Once the Platforms are in the store, this offer will be void.

New May Release from QK

We have received the new May Gift Sets from QuicKutz and let me tell you, they are adorable. Four fabulous alphabets each in their own unique packaging. They are part of the "Around the World" dies and are a Limited Edition. Quickutz sold out of them in two days, so we can't order anymore.

These are not to be released until May 3, but if you are in the Studio before then, be sure to ask for a Sneak Peek. I only received 4 of each, so if you want one, you better stop by quick and pre-order. They are each priced at $99.99 and are calledChopsticksExotic IslandFiestaMademoiselleCall or stop by if you would like a set or two.

Revolution Sale

QuicKutz has done it again. They put their Revolution on sale and that is a good thing - you can now purchase the Revolution for $89.99 - it retails for $149.99.

We still have a few Rockstar Cookie Cutter Alphabets available for $39.99, and the Limited Edition of Sophisticate for $49.99.

Father's Day Charity Card Contest OK all you card makers...now is the time to concentrate your efforts on making the best Father's Day card ever. We will begin taking entries for the Charity Card Contest on May 1. All cards must be related to Father's Day and judging will begin May 10, ending on June 10, so you can get your cards back before Father's Day.

This Charity Card Contest has been so much fun the past two times we have done it...more importantly we have raised money for two different Charities in the Wausau area. What a great thing you ladies have done to help our community. You should be very proud of yourselves. I know we are proud of you for all your support of this great event.

Remember, turn in your cards before May 10, vote on your favorite card for a penny a vote (feel free to throw in a nickel, dime or quarter) and the rest is history. The card with the most money will be the winning card.

Even though we do have a grand prize winner, everyone of you is a winner and gets a small token of appreciation from Scrapbook Studio.

Please help us out again, and bring in your cards for our Charity Card Contest. Let us know if you have a favorite local charity you would like the money to go to from this contest.

Monday, April 7, 2008

April Update

Trash 2 Treasure Update

As it stands now, we do not have enough participation to hold our semi-annual Trash 2 Treasure Sale, so it looks like we might have to cancel this event for the weekend of April 19 and 20. If you have been thinking about selling some of your slightly used items, but still haven't made up your mind, now is the time to decide. If we don't get at least 6 more people to participate by Friday, we will have to cancel. We will keep you posted if it is going to take place or not.

Sale Continues This Week

Due to the flu bug that really hit me hard, I had to close the Studio at 3:15 on Sunday. I got home at 3:30, had a temp of 102.4 and went right to bed, sleeping until 6:00am today. I feel better today, but still have low grade temp...thank goodness I have the day off. To make up for the early closing, we will extend the sale going on at the Studio for the rest of this week. Remember, 30% - 70% OFF all items on the side tables and back tables.In addition, you will still receive a free album for every $25 or more (pre-tax of course) you spend. These albums are just adorable and are such a great size for individual events. Again, I do apologize for closing early on Sunday, but sometimes it can't be helped.

Revolution 12" Platform Tool

It's a brand new Revolution... Get a FREE 12" border die!

QuicKutz has designed a 12" platform for the Revolution Tool that enables you to cut several dies at once... as well as brand new Border Dies that are 12 inches long!Prepay for your 12" Platform set, only $39.99 at Scrapbook Studio, and get a FREE hearts border die--an incredible $24.99 value!With an interchangeable 12" platform in the Revolution, you can die cut the new collection of 12" Border Dies, up to three standard 4" dies, as many as ten standard 2" dies, several Cookie Cutter dies, or longer strings of typeset Cookie Cutter Alphabet Dies. The choice is yours--you have a linear FOOT with which to play, create and cut!The 12-inch Platform set includes a 12" platform, 12" cutting mat, and easy instructions for changing the platform (no tools necessary). All for only $39.99!PREPAY for your platform today and get your first border die for FREE! Supplies for this hot new item are extremely limited--don't delay! QuicKutz starts shipping the 12" platforms in May. This offer expires April 29, 2008. Cannot be combined with any other offer. While supplies last.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

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,
Technique Tuesday
Tonic's new Craft-Mate cutting system
Paper 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!