Wednesday, June 10, 2009

What line of NEW paper
would you like to see in the store?

Leave a comment,
and you could win a
$10 Gift Certificate.

Monday, June 8, 2009

June Happenings

With summer just around the corner,
the kids will be out of school and hanging around the house all day long.
After a long deserve a break.

Every Saturday we have
Crop Night - A Ladies Night Out.
It's a great time to relax, enjoy friends,
and getting all your scrapping caught up.

Saturday - June 6
4:00pm - Midnight

Saturday - June 13
4:00pm - Midnight

Saturday - June 20
4:00pm - Midnight

Saturday - June 27
4:00 - Midnight

All crops are $10.00
Purchase 5 crops for $50.00
and get the 6th crop FREE.

SoCal Shop Hop

August 7th - 23rd!

Scrapbook stores may be fewer and farther between these days, but they're still out there! From August 7-23, shop hoppers will be tracking 40 stores as they host fierce make 'n takes and offer untamed discounts. So grab your canteen, a bottle of sunscreen, and your sharpest pair of scissors ... it's time to get hopping. And don't forget to pick up your Passport—it's a jungle out there!

Sign up for the Safari today:

Do you have your Passport yet? Head to Scrapper's Cafe to sign up and pick up important shop hop materials. A Passport (required) can be purchased for $5, and during the event you'll receive a 15% discount* at each participating store. Or, you can buy the Safari Package, which includes a SoCal shop hop commemorative lapel pin and lanyard in addition to a Passport. If you wear your lanyard and your pin during the shop hop, you'll receive a 20% discount* at each participating store!Take advantage of the Early Bird discount: Purchase the Safari Package before June 12th, and only pay $9.99 (after June 12th the price goes up to $14.99).*Some exclusions apply. See stores for details.

Make 'n Takes:

This year each store will be hosting a 6x6 page make 'n take. By the end of the hop you'll have a completed album that shows off your scrapbooking prowess and wild adventures—certainly a stunning trophy that will earn its spot above the fireplace! Because the SoCal shop hop has become so popular, stores will require a nominal fee to participate in make 'n takes. The cost will be $2.50 per make 'n take, per store, or free for any store in which you spend $10 or more. Stores adore your participation—the fee simply allows them to provide materials to all of their shop hoppers, offering each person a make 'n take to be remembered and adored.

Buy the Safari Package and save:

Because we know you're hunting for good deals all year long, we've cut through the underbrush to bring you a ferocious deal: Pin Pals. In addition to the SoCal Shop Hop pin you'll receive with your lanyard when you sign up for the Safari Package, each store will be offering their very own pins! For each one you collect, you can return to that store throughout the year to take advantage of special offers and exclusive discounts. Each store will be charging $8.99 for their Pin Pal, unless you spend $20 in their shop—in which case you'll receive your Pin Pal free of charge. Sounds like quite the bargain to us!

Cards, Cards, Cards w/Verna

Come create a collection of cards and have them ready to go for any occasion. You don't have to be 'crafty' to enjoy these fun classes. Verna will teach you all you need to know to create fantastic cards that will "wow" your friends and family.

Tuesday, June 16

Thursday, June 25

Class: $15.00

Be sure to bring in all the necessities:
adhesive of choice, scissors, craft knife, paper trimmer, etc..

Space is limited, so call and reserve your spot.


2 new Card classes at Scrapper's Cafe
$24 EACH or 2 for $39
must sign up for both at same time to get the discount.

Christmas in July
Friday July 3rd
1:00 pm
Miss Jennifer from
Auntie Amy's Embossing Arts Stamp Co.

4 easy to make cards. You will use some easy techniques on: stamping, coloring, watercolor blending, inks, glitter, glueing, layering and more. All the cutting and most of the stamping done, you will be learning and assembling and best of all having a great time! Bring a runner type adhesive.

In the Jungle the Mighty Jungle
Friday July 3
4:00 pm
Miss Jennifer from
Auntie Amy's Embossing Arts Stamp Co

To coincide with the SHOP HOP in AUGUST we are doing 4 African themed cards; Giraffes, Zebras, Ethnic images and more.

4 easy to make cards. You will use some easy techniques on: stamping, coloring, watercolor blending, inks, glitter, glueing, layering and more. All the cutting and most of the stamping done, you will be learning and assembling and best of all having a great time! Bring a runner type adhesive.

Note: Board samples are of the stamps you will be using, however papers may change due to availability.

Cricut Class

This is a hands-on, limited-seating class, providing you with an in depth overview of your Cricut. You will need to bring your own Cricut Expression, Cricut Create or original Cricut machine as we will take you through a step-by-step process of the phycial operation of your Cricut and more.

Some of the features that we will be covering are:

*Load last
*Set paper size
*Reset all
*Paper saver feature
*The Mystery of Real dial size

We will also be covering features using the cartridges that came with your machine

You will need to bring with you:
*Cricut Machine
*Cricut mat
*Cartridges that came with the machine
*Basic supply kit (adhesive of choice, craft knife, paper trimmer, scissors, etc.)

Saturday, June 20
12:00pm - 2:00pm

There is a 'SWARM' crop afterwards, so plan on attending.

Cricut Layout Classes
Have you ever wanted to make that 2-pager layout using just your Cricut?

Want no more!! Here at the Cafe, we have classes geared for the Cricut user.

You will be making beautiful 2-page layouts using all kinds of cartridges. Each class, we will be featuring one cartridge. You will also be learning how more and more of your features work and a few 'hidden' surprises on your Cricut.

Wednesday, June 24
7:00pm - 9:00pm


Cartridge - Life is a Beach
((if you don't have this one yet, you are missing out on some FANTASTIC die-cuts.))

You will need to bring to class:
*Cricut Machine
*Cutting Mat
*Life is a Beach cartridge
*Paper trimmer
*Adhesive of Choice
*Other basic supplies

The 3/50 Project

I have had 3 other scrapbook store owners email me this, and another one call me. I read this, and thought, Hmm, this is a FANTASTIC idea. Not too many know about this project and I thought I would do my best to help my fellow store owner keep their store. We are ALL facing low sales, some are even on the brink of shutting their doors. Read what the 3/50 project is all about, and then think....

Think about which 3 independently owned stores you would miss if they disappeared? Stop in. Say hello. Pick up a little something that will make someone smile. Your contribution is what keeps those businesses around.

If just half the employed U.S. population spent $50 each month in independently owned businesses, their purchases would generate more than $42.6 billion in revenue. Imagine the positive impact if 3/4 of the employed population did that.

For every $100 spent in independently owned stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and NOTHING COMES HOME.

The number of people it takes to start this trend...ONE...YOU!!

Pick 3 stores. Spend $50. Save your local economy.

They are not asking you to spend $50 in each of the 3 stores, they are asking that you spend $50 at a combination of the 3 stores.