Thursday, July 31

Get to know...

Each month we will showcase one of our wonderful Simply Scrapbooks employees so you can get to know a bit about them and their scrapbook style.


Wilda's beautiful Family:

I was born in Maguez, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is a beautiful Caribbean island with a lot to offer. It is rich in kindness, hospitality and warmth of our people…small in diameter and big in heart.

I grew up like a regular girl, lots of childhood memories, surrounded by family, and having fun during my summers with cousins and friends. I went to college and decided to be an Elementary Teacher, because of my love for kids. I learned a lot and I worked for a year teaching 1st graders in an Adventist Academy back in my hometown

While I was studying, I worked as a switchboard operator in a local hospital in PR to help myself with school and living expenses and I had the pleasure and honor to meet a lady whose name is Noris. She introduced me to the world of scrapbooking Oh and I got hooked pretty much from the get go. I Love the art of collecting memories and moments for others in the future. I Love the freedom that everyone can do the same in different ways.

So what made me leave Puerto Rico to go to California, that’s a whole different story. To make it short and sweet…I met my husband online through a friend. Things happened and I decided to move to Phoenix, AZ with a hometown bff. Before I got settled in my new life, I decided to come to Bakersfield and meet Patrick for just “a week”. Little did I know…I ended staying in Bakersfield and going back to AZ 2 months after to pick up my stuff. Patrick stole my heart and after 7 ½ years of knowing each other, 5 years of marriage and 2 sons, I believe that God had all this very well planned.

I love working at Simply Scrapbooks, because it is like coming to my personal oasis. I feel everyday like a kid in a candy store. I love, and I mean really love, to help each one of our costumers and it has been a blessing to me given the pleasure of serving new costumers and familiar faces, as well as working with such a group of quality and unique, creative staff. It has been an awesome experience. I love what I do

A few of Wilda's beautiful designs:

Feeling very proud...

Hello friends! Yes, I am feeling very proud of myself.
I recently got some digital inspiration from a friend and decided to try my at it. After quite a bit of trial and error, I just completed my very first digital (soon to be hybrid) scrapbook pages. To my surprise it was
a lot of work. I think I will definitely see some of you in Candra's next Photoshop class!
Regardless of my very lacking Adobe skills, I think it came out pretty good and thought I would share my success. :)

Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, July 30

Summer CHA 2008

Hello fellow scrappers! Laurie and I had a blast at this summer's CHA in Chicago. More importantly we couldn't believe all the beautiful new lines and exciting new designers to order from. This stuff is way to cute to keep to ourselves. Here is just a little preview of some of the gorgeous things to come!


Elegant new embellishments and Grungebooks from Tim Holtz:

Did someone say Heidi Swapp?

A few samples from the two enchanting new lines from Graphic 45:

A few of the fun and adorable new lines from Cosmo Cricket:

Here are two lives from one of our favorite new designers Glitz Designs:

Some of the new Basic Grey lines:

Here is a page sample made with the Basic Gray collection above:

We wish we could share it all with you! Look for your favorite releases in the store very soon!

Tuesday, July 29

Calling all you scrapbook Divas!!!

Do you have and eye for design?

We are always looking for fresh new designs to inspire us and our fellow scrappers. If you are interested in joining our talented team of Class Instructors we would love for you to stop by and show us some of your work.

Sunday, July 27

Our New PrimaDonna Releases her First Class!!!

For those of you who don't know it yet. Our own class instructor Candra George is now working with Prima as one of their PrimaDonnas! We can't wait for all the beautiful Prima inspired classes Candra is going to have in store for us. Check out her July Class, The Pretty in Pink Memo Board and let us tell you a bit more about this talented PrimaDonna.

A bit about Candra:

Born in Moss Point, MS, Candra grew up in the family business of event design and planning. Her love of all things creative started at an early age. Art had always been a part of her life, in everything from comic strips for the sixth grade newspaper, to oil painting at 12, to becoming a floral designer at 17. Scrapbooking has been her passion since 2000 when her and her husband Wes married. In 2001 the relocated to Houston, TX where Candra started holding weekly scrapbook classes out of her home for friends. Since then, the love for digital and hybrid art has consumed her life. Currently Candra is finishing her Bachelor's degree in Consumer Science and teaching Photography and Digital/Hybrid Scrapbooking Classes. Candra resides in Bakersfield, CA with her husband and three Miniature Dachsunds.

Candra's New PrimaDonna Class!

-The Pretty in Pink Memo Board-
Saturday, August 2nd @ 10am-2pm
This pretty pink memo board measures 1ft. x 3ft. and includes paper that is hand painted with glimmer mist, three great photofilters, gorgeous Ioron Orchid clear tape and ribbons, two journaling/note cards, beautiful embellishments, and of course the phenomenal Prima flowers. This all taught by our own PrimaDonna, Candra George.....(one lucky student will receive a special Prima gift!!!)
Click here to sign up now!

A Crop with Candra will follow immediately after her class. Price of Crop is $5.00 and will be from 2pm-11pm. Customers can come meet and crop with Candra and partake in a fun, Prima inspired make-n-take. Cookies and lemonade will be provided. Hope to see you there!!!

Thursday, July 17

Print your coupon now!!!

Simply Scrapbooks Blog coupon

40% off all die cut Accessories (excluding die cut machines)

Redeemable at Simply Scrapbooks
Offer good July 20, 2008
One per household, per day

To print: Copy then paste coupon into Microsoft Word. Print from there. :)

Christmas in July Sale and more!!!

Why a Christmas in July sale you ask? Well why not! In this heat, nothing sounds better than Christmas. Sale runs Thursday the 17th through Sunday the 20th. Stock up on Christmas goodies, all your favorite patterned paper and more!

25 sheets of single-sided patterned paper for $10.99!
50 sheets of single-sided patterned paper for $22.99!
*regularly priced at .69 cents each

It get's better...

25 sheets of double-sided patterned paper for $15.99!
50 sheets of double-sided patterned paper for $29.99!
*regularly priced at .89 cents each

And better...
60% off all Christmas!!!
paper, embellishments and more!

Don't forget...
Don't forget to check out our 50% off sale area. Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday you will receive and additional 20% the 50% off price!!! We are always restocking our sale area. Don't pass up these great deals!

Last but not least...
Everyday of the sale we will have a special printable coupon posted. Check daily to see what the new coupon will be! Please remember only 1 coupon per household per day.

Wednesday, July 2

Announcing our 2008 Design Team!!!

Congratulations and thank you for all of your beautiful entries!
We can't wait to share all of your beautiful designs!

New Members:

Heather Berry
April Sherman
Holly Ocampo
Anna Tremblay
Sharon Camorlinga
Cathy Bishop
Carrie Martin
Vicki Barnhart
Pam Alten
Eve Hill

Returning Members:

Tracie Hulson
Laura Lepke
Kerri Stephenson
Kristi Casselman
Aubri Henry
Simply Scrapbook's Employees

Our first Design Team Meeting
will be held on

Thursday, July 10th @ 6:00pm