Friday, June 20, 2008

We are gearing up for the Passport to Summer by stocking the store with all kinds of new products. The girls have been working non-stop to check in and price all of the the goodies that have come in this week and there are lots more scheduled for next week.

I have received shipping notices for the Twinkling H2O's, Basic Grey Euphoria, loads of Travel themed papers & embellishments and lots more.

I know that gas prices have been hitting everyone hard and I understand if you are not able to visit as often as before. We are finding that a lot of people are planning their shopping around classes or events. If you are coming to a class, plan to arrive early to do your shopping, that way you'll have plenty of time to see everything. Also, consider carpooling - It's always more fun to shop with a friend! When you do stop in, pick up a few extra of the basic items like adhesive or solid cardstock, that way you don't run the risk of running out in the middle of a project. Even if you don't need it that day, you will eventually and it could save you a trip.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Loads of new stuff

What a week! I didn't make it in to the store much last week due to some family stuff, but man the UPS & Fed Ex guys sure did. I cannot believe how much stuff came in. Tons of new papers & page kits, new stamps, new magazines, and more.

Oh, by the way, lately a lot of people have come in saying they can't find the 12 x12 cutting mat for the Cricut Expression... Well people, that's because your looking in the wrong places! Stop going to the big box stores!!!! We have them here.

The sign ups for the Passport to Summer are now underway. You can sign up at any participating store until June 30. We had a great turn out on Sunday, sold out of all our Bo Bunny albums, but we expect more in today or tomorrow. People seem quite excited that they have all summer to gather the passport stamps.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Passport to Summer

Get Excited for a Summer of Fun in Connecticut!

Some of your favorite scrapbook stores have joined together to offer you a Summer Passport event!

With summer just around the corner we know that your travels are just about to begin. Whether you journey near or far, a great scrapbook store could be on the way to one of your events. Stop in and visit a store in Connecticut and check out all their great products and services. There are wonderful stores all around our state and each one has different things to offer you! Can you say “Road Trip”?!

Here’s how the program works:

Stop into one of the 7 participating stores to register for the program between June 15th and June 30th. Your $15 Registration gets you a 6x6 BoBunny Album, coupons to all of the participating stores and your “Passport”. Take your coupons and passport to the participating stores anytime this Summer between July 1st and September 2nd . Each store will stamp your passport and at the last store you can leave your completed passport for entry into a raffle to win a prize package filled with $75 of Scrapbooking & Paper Crafting Supplies! At each store you’ll also receive a 20% discount off of your purchase and a summer themed two page layout kit complete with instructions. By the end of the summer you could have a jump-start on scrapping your summer trips and activities.

Participating Stores:

  • Inspiration Station, Stafford Springs
  • Memory Lane, Marlborough
  • Momento, Milford
  • New England Scrapbook Co., Canton
  • Scrapbook Clubhouse, Westbrook
  • Stamp and Scrap Nest, Simsbury
  • Wiggles & Giggles, Wethersfield
  • Wednesday, June 11, 2008


    This past weekend was the Rubberstamp show at the Big E and Donna, Dawn & I went up on Sunday. We saw lots of our customers there including almost all of our Card Club members. The show was much smaller than in years past, but for Dawn it was her first year so she was like a kid in a candy shoppe!

    What I like is being able to see all of the fantastic samples that the vendors have displayed. It is so much more inspiring than just seeing the stamp. We get to go to trade shows and see things like that all the time, but for the consumer it's hard to visualize sometimes. We were able to pick out several upcoming card club stamps so we are now set through November.

    Donna has finally decided on a focus for her Christmas in July classes. The morning class will be card making and the afternoon class will be a stamped gift box, an ornament topper, and an ornament. The second class is called "Deck the Halls" and will include a Holly Berry House stamp in the price of the class.

    Also, we have had MANY requests to carry Twinkling H2o's and we are finally able to bring them in. They will be the featured product in the August Card Club Classes and Donna will be using them in the Chrismas in July classes as well.

    Monday, June 02, 2008

    Holy Cow, that was a lot of stuff!

    We had our 2nd Tag Sale on Sunday and, Oh my Goodness, we moved a TON of stuff. When the ladies (and one very tall police officer husband) started bring their boxes in on Friday the classroom quickly filled up and we could not move! We frantically began praying for good weather so we could move some stuff outside. As soon as the rain stopped on Saturday afternoon my son & I set up a couple of tents and started pulling tables out of the basement.

    On Sunday morning, my son & I got to the store at 8:30 and started carrying boxes of rubber stamps out to the parking lot. We filled 6 eight foot tables with just STAMPS! I couldn't believe the deals! There were so many brand new sets of stamps from CTMH & SU and they were priced $2, $4, $5......

    Inside we had 3 tables of just ALBUMS. Most were priced $3!!! Holy Guacamole - I could have restocked my store! All of the folks who came and patiently manuvered through the chaos got some AWESOME DEALS.

    We had a lot of people ask about the next one and we are working on a date for the fall- so stay tuned!

    Store Calendar

    Class sample slideshow