Monday, December 28
Wednesday, December 23
Tuesday, December 22
Monday, December 21
Sunday, December 20
Saturday, December 19
Friday, December 18
Thursday, December 17
Wednesday, December 16
Tuesday, December 15
Sunday, December 13
Saturday, December 12
FIRST 50 CUSTOMERS IN THE DOOR RECEIVE A FREE GIFT AND 20% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE!*
*excludes Cricut & Expression, Pink Slice, and Silhouette
NEXT 50 CUSTOMERS WILL RECEIVE A FREE GIFT WITH ANY PURCHASE!
EVERY CUSTOMER WHO VISITS US FOR OUR OPEN HOUSE WILL RECEIVE "BOUNCE-BACK" COUPONS THAT CAN BE REDEEMED THROUGH JANUARY!
11am-1pm Gypsy with Kristi
12pm-2pm Slice with Jana
1pm-3pm Sizzix Embossing Folders with Tara and Make & Take with Jessica
2pm-4pm Silhouette with Tracy and Scor-Pal with Ann
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU HERE!
Friday, December 11
Thursday, December 10
Wednesday, December 9
Tuesday, December 8
Monday, December 7
Sunday, December 6
Saturday, December 5
It's Class Kickoff day at Simply Scrapbooks! Starting at 12 noon until 2pm we will be showcasing the classes we have to offer for December. There are holiday greeting cards, holiday home decor, and seasonal layouts as well as everyday events. There is even a cookie exchange with two really cute recipe books suitable for gift giving. Don't forget the special discounts available only during this event:
- Register for one class and get 10% off your entire purchase
- Register for two classes and get 15% off your entire purchase
- Register for three or more classes and get 20% off your entire purchase
One ticket will be awarded for each purchase over $30, with additional tickets earned in $30 increments. Spend $90 and receive 3 tickets. Qualifying purchases are calculated after any discounts and coupons have been subtracted and before taxes are added. Payments on layaway accounts DO qualify as well as down payments for special orders.
Santa's elves will be drawing the winning ticket on Christmas Eve. Winner need not be present to win.
Friday, December 4
Thursday, December 3
Wednesday, December 2
Tuesday, December 1
Friday, November 27
Sunday, November 22
Sunday, November 15
Tuesday, November 10
Tuesday, November 3
Special discount pricing is available during this two hour event...
- register for one class and take a 10% discount off your entire purchase
- sign up for two classes and take 15% off everything in your basket
- purchase three or more classes and you will enjoy a 20% discount off your total purchase price!
Monday, September 28
FALL FESTIVAL is this weekend, there are a few seats still available, if you are interested. Call or come in for details!
Friday, September 11
Monday, September 7
Tuesday, September 1
Monday, August 31
Wednesday, August 26
Thursday, August 20
Monday, August 17
Friday, August 14
Saturday, August 8
The Gypsy is a small, portable, hand held design studio that is intended to hold all of the data contained on your many Cricut cartridges in one convenient easy to access battery powered device. Data is copied from the Cricut cartridges you already own via a supplied cable to the Gypsy. Your cartridge is NOT erased-the serial number of your Gypsy is copied onto the cartridge. The cartridge still works the same as it always has, but you will not be able to copy the cartridge to any other Gypsy. Say goodbye to paging through manuals and setting up key pads, everything you need is displayed right on the screen. You can truly design on the fly with the Gypsy, saving your projects as you go. When you are ready to cut just connect the Gypsy to your Cricut via the supplied USB cable and finish your project. Your new Gypsy comes with two complete cartridges already installed. Provo Craft has future plans for additional software applications that work on your Gypsy, a new Photo App that allows you to view your digital photos on the Gypsy will be available when you register your unit on the internet. The Gypsy is both MAC OSX and PC Windows XP and Vista compatable. Once your Gypsy is registered with Provo Craft if something happens to it you will be able to contact customer service and they can provide a replacement Gypsy bearing the same serial number. For more information and to take a virtual tour of the new Gypsy please visit www.provocraft.com/gypsy/
Now for the most important information about the new Gypsy by Provo Craft. This item will be selling at our local craft mega-mart for $299.99, no coupons. From now through October 1 Simply Scrapbooks is offering you a special pre-sale price of just $259.00, no coupons! You can pick up your new Gypsy at Simply Scrapbooks on November 1, just in time for holiday gift giving!
Friday, August 7
- The Your Story machine and all of the associated supplies are on sale at 50% off this week.
- All Cricut cartridges in stock are 60% off while they last.
Tuesday, July 28
Monday, July 27
Saturday, July 25
Friday, July 17
Tuesday, July 14
Patterned paper regularly priced at 69 cents per sheet, you pick 15 sheets and pay only $7.99 (that's less than 54 cents a sheet!) or stock up and select 25 sheets, you'll get them for $10.99 (under 44 cents per sheet!)
Patterned paper regularly priced at 89 cents will fly out the door at 15 sheets for $9.99, or 25 sheets for $14.99 (thats less than 67 cents and 60 cents for you math junkies)!
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE...
Embellishments 30% OFF!
Totes 40% OFF!
Ribbon 40% OFF!
Tools 40% OFF! (excludes Slice, Cricut, Silhouette, Epic6, etc.)
AND THAT'S NOT ALL!
Bazzill Cardstock Packages 60% (yes that is sixty percent) off while supplies last!
Now we can't do this all week, so these prices are only good now through Sunday July 19th, hurry in for the best selection!
www.simply-scrapbooks.net click on the "Crops and Classes" tag at the top of the screen to access our event calendar. Click on "Midnight Crop-Sizzlin' Summer Fiesta" on July 25th to view the event description, then click on the word "HERE" to access our online store. Follow the simple directions to reserve your seat and pay online with your PayPal account. It is so quick and easy!
Thursday, July 2
Tuesday, June 30
Thursday, June 11
Jenni's Class is "Simply the Best..."
How would you finish that statement? Would your thoughts wander to your favorite desert? Your favorite music? Maybe your best vacation ever? Gather your photos and ideas and join me as we create a 4" Scalloped Mini Album using all of the latest and greatest Jenni Bowlin Studio products! You will learn new techniques (such as working with crepe paper and German Glass Glitter and altering pre-fab products). Best yet, you will have enough materials left over to make a layout or two later! Everything is provided. Just bring your basic tool box (trimmer, scissors, craft knife and mat, decorative scissors ((mini pinking shears in particular)) and various glues including a dry tape runner, glue dots and liquid glue or Glossy Accents.
Wednesday, June 17th, 6:00pm - 9:00pm Price: $40.00
Monday, June 8
- Purchase any stamp or stamp set valued at $5.99 or higher and you will receive a FREE Cat's Eye Chalk or Pigment Ink pad
- All Adhesives 25% Off
- Tools 25% Off (excludes all die cutting tools-Cricut, Silhouette, Slice, etc.)
- All Ribbon 40% Off
- All Prima Products 30% Off
- All Patterned Paper 40% Off (Even the stuff we just got in TODAY!)
- Cricut and Silhouette Cartridges 30% Off
Sale prices limited to stock on hand and we can't combine any coupons with these offers, but with discounts this deep who needs a coupon?
Thursday, June 4
Phi Beta Scrappa-Saturday, June 6th @ 9-10am
Class Kick Off- Saturday, June 6th @ Noon-2pm
Stamping Make-n-Take with Kristi- Saturday, June 6th @10am-2pm
Mark Your Calendars:
Class with Jenni Bowlin- June 17th @ 6pm, $40
Join us to create an amazing album with the extremely sweet and talented Jenni Bowlin!
Vegas Night Crop- June 27 @ 10am-Midnight, $20
Join us for a night of cropping, games, food, giveaways and more!!! Crop will be featuring a fabulous "buffet" style theme dinner, dessert, scrap bingo, and a Vegas decor!!! Don't miss out on this one!!! It may just be your lucky night!!!
Kids Camp in July
Bring those kiddies down for some summer fun and crafts! Your child will join Jessica to create an adorable project over the week. Jessica is a 1st grade teacher at Stockdale Christian School. She loves working with children and will be sure to show your guys and gals a wonderful time.
Jessica has two original projects and sessions to choose from so feel free to sign your child up for both weeks. Kids Camp sessions are for children ages 6-17. You will also need to provide your child with a sack lunch.
Week 1: July 13th-16th
Week 2: July 20th-23rd
Price for the sessions are:
$50 for the week or $15 day.
***Feel free to call the store with any questions at 661-325-2767.
Monday, May 4
Sunday, April 26
Page 2: You will be creating a 4 1/2 x 4 inch Photo Mat with the blue and white floral paper.
Page 3: You will be creating a 4 1/2 x 4 inch photo mat of white cardstock.
Page 4: You will apply a 6 x 3 1/2 photo on completion. No mat required.
Page 5: You will be applying a 6 x 3 1/2 inch photo upon comletion. No mat required.
Page 6: You will be creating a 6 x 4 1/2 mat of white carstock.
Pages 7: You will be applying a 6 x 4 1/2 photo upon completion. No mat required.
Page 8: You will be applying a 4x4 inch photo. No mat required.
Page 9: You will be applying a 4x4 inch photo. No mat required.
Page 10: You will be applying a 6x4 inch photo. No mat required.
Back of Album
Wednesday, April 22
Just for fun...
A friend had mentioned that her and her son had a plan to spend the summer baking cookies together. A new cookie recipe every week. The idea being to spend quality time together, make an adorable mini album to record and remember their creations...and to eat cookies!!! I thought this was an amazing idea and would love to hear and share your all time favorite cookie recipes. Spill those secrets ladies!!! A prize will be awarded to one randomly chosen recipe poster. Winner will be announced on Mothers day! We promise this will be a sweet one!
Simply Scrapbook Staff
1. For baby books and layouts the truth is usually the funniest and sentimental way to go. Kid are full of countless sayings and questions. Keep a journal hand in your purse to capture these precious lines along with journaling tidbits such as first words, favorite songs, ect.
2. Who, What, Where. Simply rule that can apply to any layout. Simply record the details of your photo and any highlights that apply. Basically add facts you would like to remember.
3. The age old "Once Upon a Time". Really is there any better way to start a story?
4. Favorite recipes can be a great journaling aspect to cooking and holiday type layouts.
5. Songs. Songs contain some of the most heartfelt quotes of all time. Use that to your advantage! Some photos might even take you back to that high school rock song. Finding a unique way to incorporate this into a layout will make it that much more meaningful.
6. Poems and Quotes. Favorite poem, movie line, bible verse...even dictionary meanings. The internet is your unlimited source for all things quotable. Take advantage! Here are some quote sites we love.
Enjoy...and happy scrappin!
Famous Quotes: http://www.quotationspage.com/
Historical Quotes: http://www.brainyquote.com/
Inspirational Quotes: http://www.great-inspirational-quotes.com/scrapbooking-quotes.html
Song Lyrics: http://www.songlyrics.com/
Tuesday, April 21
Friday, April 25th, store will be closed until 4pm
Friday, April 17
Simply Scrapbooks Team
Sunday, April 12
Tuesday, April 7
Wednesday April 8th-Friday April 10th
Wednesdays are Wonderful at Simply Scrapbooks!
25- sheets of single sided, patterned paper $12.99
50- sheets of single sided, patterned paper $24.99
*regularly priced at 69 cents
25- sheets of double sided, patterned paper $17.99
50- sheets of double sided, patterned paper $29.99
*regularly priced at 89 cents
***Excludes new 7Gypsies and Chatterbox Papers
Don't forget to check out our Sale Paper Area for some fabulous deals!!!
Terrific Thursday at Simply Scrapbooks
25% off tools
***excludes already discounted merchandise as well as the Cricut, Cricut Expression, Silhouette SD, and Your Story. Limited to stock on hand. Cannot be combined with another coupon or special offer.
30% off stamps
30% off ribbon
50% off totes
***excluding Neatnix, All My Memories and Creative Options
Fabulous Friday at Simply Scrapbooks
25% off albums
30% off embellishments
***excluding new 7Gypsies and Chatterbox
Saturday, April 4
The Menu's will be as follows:
Chicken Breasts stuffed with Prosciutto and Pesto Rice
Romaine and Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing
Frozen Berries with White Hot Chocolate
White Grape Juice
Butternut Squash Lasagna
Pear and Walnut Salad
Brownies with Mint Ice Cream and Hot Fudge
May's National Scrapbook Weekend
Steak and Chicken Kabobs
Fruit Basket Salad
Peach Grape Juice
Assortment of Cream Pies
Friday, April 3
After much deliberation, we would like to announce the winner of the March Blog Challenge...
Congratulations to Laura Leppke for her beautiful entry!!! Laura will be recieving a prize package chocked full of goodies including a $20.00, Simply Scrapbooks shopping spree!!!
Thank you for all who participated. Tomorrow we will showcase Laura's entry along with a few of our other faves. We will also announce and begin the April Blog Challenge.
Again congratulations and good luck in April!!!
Thursday, April 2
Winner of the March Blog Challenge will be announce tomorrow! Look for the winners post featuring a bit about the designer herself and the lucky design! Good luck to all!!
Tuesday, March 24
Is your scrapbooking area organized?
Or do you sometimes avoid scrapbooking because you know you won’t be able to find something when you need it? Or better yet, you can’t even find a clear space on your desk to scrap?
My organizational level seems to rise and fall. At times, everything is a huge mess with no hope of finding what I need. Other times, my scrap area is neat and tidy, allowing me to create freely and stress-free.
In hopes of getting you to the second condition, I thought I’d share some general organizational tips I’ve picked up over the years:
1. Use Online Resources
There are so many great resources to help you become organized the online ones are the fastest, cheapest and easiest to find.
Just type “scrapbook organization” into Google and you will find a huge list of references. One of my favorites is Organized Scrapbooks (www.organizedscrapbooks.com). They have been around for awhile and have tons of ideas, free printable forms, and photos of organized spaces.
Another favorite is the Yahoo group called Scrappers Challenge (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ScrappersChallenge/). If you sign up for the e-mail list, the moderator routinely sends out reminders and little challenges to help you achieve or maintain scrapbook space organization. Members of the list (there are over 8,700!) submit specific questions and members help each other with suggestions or success stories. They also have a photo gallery you can peek into for ideas.
Another favorite place of mine is the Gallery at 2 Peas (http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/). Many “Peas” have posted their organized scrapbook spaces and they usually include several photos, with detailed descriptions of how or why they organized as they did.
So when looking for ways to organize your scrap area, the internet is a wonderful place to start.
2. Divide and Conquer
Once you’ve checked your resources and have some great ideas in mind, I think the next step is to divide and conquer.
By that I mean to spend some time separating your stuff into categories, so you can get a fair idea of how much you have of each item, and how much space it takes up. For instance, gather all of your 12×12 paper and cardstock and, at least as a starting point, get it into stacks, pizza boxes, vertical holders, or some kind of grouping.
Put all your ribbon into one pile or shoebox (okay, 3 shoeboxes!). Gather your photos from all over your house and place them into one large Rubbermaid bin. The point of all this is to get a visual of what you have and how much of each type of item.
If you sort your scrapbook items by type (or whatever categories you choose), it will be so much easier to find things when it’s time to scrap.
3. How Do You Scrap?
I think this is one of the most important questions you can ask yourself.
Think about your own individual process (NOT the way Becky or Ali or Lisa B. does it, but YOURS). Do you design your layouts based on the colors? Then your supplies should be organized by color, so when you need blue and white embellishments for a page, you go to the blue section and the white section.
Do you tend to scrap by sticking to all one designer’s paper, embellishments and letters? Then organize your stash by designer. I noticed this was the “method to my madness,” so why did I have Basic Grey baby paper with baby stuff and Basic Grey letters with letter stickers? Now I keep everything I have by Basic Grey in one container.
If you sort your stuff the way you scrap, it will be so much easier to find things, and so much more intuitive to put things away when you buy them.
4. Purge…Then Buy Containers
As you sort your things into piles that make sense for YOU, purge as you go along.
I’m sure you have some paper that is no longer your style, stickers representing a sport or hobby your family no longer participates in, etc.
While you’re organizing is the perfect time to purge. Why bother taking time and making space for something you’re never going to use? I recently purged my scrapbook supplies and ended up with a box of stickers and papers for kids crafts, and a bag I donated to a grateful friend who was just starting to scrap.
Does your local scrapbook store hold “garage sales”? What better way to get rid of your unwanted items and earn a little money…perhaps to buy new supplies that inspire and excite you.
Once you’ve cleared out unwanted supplies, and you have a visual of how much stuff you need to store, start gathering containers or utilizing more effectively the ones you already have.
5. Go Vertical!
Nothing has changed my scrapbook space organization more than “going vertical” with my paper storage.
Before, I had my 12×12 papers stored in a horizontal paper rack I bought, used, when an LSS closed, combined with accordian style folders with handles. When I saw these Vertical Paper Holders by Cropper Hopper, a light dawned in my head.
I said to myself, “If you change your paper over to those vertical holders, you can save so much room, cut down on the dust, and flip through your papers much more easily.”
So I switched all of my papers and cardstock over - I “went vertical” - and it was the best thing I ever did. They only cost about $5 to $7 each and are well worth the investment.
6. Go Big!
One thing I’ve learned the hard way is: When buying scrapbook storage items, always buy bigger or more than you think you’ll need. You WILL outgrow it if you buy too small.
Here is an example: When I first started scrapping, I bought a Creative Memories Journaling Mate Case to hold my often-used pens and tools. These are my “right hand items” which literally sit to the right of my desk within easy reach because I use them on every layout or project. Well, as time went on, I collected more pens, another pair of scissors, and added a second pen case. Needless to say, as my expertise in the craft grew, and my collection of craft knives, paper piercers, mini-staplers, erasers, file sets, etc. continued to expand, every small storage item I added to the mix was outgrown.
I’ve now finally settled on a Cropper Hopper Flat Pack, which holds all my adhesives, erasers, staples, etc. and a mini ToteAlly Cool Mini Tote for my pointy tools and pens.
If I had just “gone big” in the first place, I could have saved myself a lot of time in reorganizing, shopping and adding small caddies not to mention the money I would have saved. Just cut to the chase and buy the larger storage item from the beginning because I guarantee you’ll fill it up someday.
7. Purge Your Packaging
Depending on how you store your supplies, one great space saver may be to unpackage your supplies like I have. I keep my themed embellishments in the ScrapRack (this photo is from the Scraprack website):
I know many people use similar systems that utilize page protectors of some sort, whether Crop In Style binders with 12×12 slotted pages, or a regular office binder with 8.5 x 11 page protectors.
When it dawned on me that my stickers and embellishments were being shielded inside the plastic protector anyway, I asked myself, “Why not take them out of the packaging they came in?” I now have them filed in their protectors without the packaging and, wow, what a space-saver that has been.
Take one look at your full trash can after you purge all the packaging, and you’ll see how much room you were wasting just to “store” packaging.
I’ve heard one objection to removing items from their packaging is that, if you submit pages for publication, you need the packaging for your materials lists. A solution would be, before you toss the packaging, to use a Slickwriter or similar marker to write the pertinent information on the plastic sheet, back of the sticker sheet, or on a sticky note that you file in the sleeve with the item.
Well, there are 7 of my organizing tips and tricks. I hope you are able to put them to use, and organize your scrapbook space for maximum creativity!
Erika writes the Scrapbook Obsession Blog where she shares more scrapbook organization ideas as well as her great scrapbook layouts and other scrapbooking tips.
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Friday, March 20
Here is a quick rundown of all the upcoming events you don't want to miss!!!
- Scrap Therapy Crop, Saturday, March 28th, 10am-Midnight
- Blog Challenge Entries Due, March 31st by Midnight
- Simply Scrapbooks Yard Sale-Saturday, April 4th @ 11am-5pm
- Class Kick Off- Saturday, April 4th @ Noon-3pm (during Yard Sale!)
Wednesday, March 18
Saturday, March 14
Here is the exciting story we got from Candra herself:
I met Anna Griffin in the parking lot of the Anneheim Hilton at CHA 2009 while with the Simply Scrapbooks crew. As you can imagine I was completely STARSTRUCK! I have loved Anna Griffins designs since I was little...way before scrapbooking even. I spoke with her at her booth the next day and she took my card mentioning she had been looking for someone like me. (I nearly fainted but figured she probably meets thousands of people at these events.) Four days later I got an email from her team asking me to forward some of my work...the next day they called and asked me to be apart of the team! As if that wasn't enough, Anna Griffin thought I would be great to try out designing for her QVC show, "Elegant Scrapbooking with Anna Griffin". She loved what I created and used it immediately on the show!!! I admit I cried while watching it on QVC at 3 in the morning. It felt very surreal and yet validating to see the work I had created in her own hands on TV. I am now official apart of the Anna Griffin design team of 9 and 3 designers for the show (including myself!). The next show airs on Tuesday, March 24th at 3pm pacific time. I am looking forward to a future with Anna Griffin and hoping to soon be teaching "as seen on QVC" classes at Simply Scrapbooks! :)
We are so excited for Candra and happy to share her wonderful news. She is extremely talented and a huge asset to our store. Congratulations! You deserve it!
You can check out Candra's Blog: My Creative Reality here.
Monday, March 9
Glass etching is now a breeze with Cricut! Cut unique designs using your Cricut machine and Cricut Vinyls...then permanently etch them onto a glass surface with the new glass etching cream. You'll have the ability to create beautiful etched designs in just minutes.
- Kitchen/Bath Solutions-In this Cricut Solutions cartridge, all the ingredients come together to help you create a beautiful kitchen or bath. Created to add a bit of sophistication to your life, this cartridge is filled with images, words, and borders specifically designed for the kitchen and bathroom. Cut shapes in vinyl or use as a stencil for painting easily to redecorate your home.
- European Decor Solutions-This Cricut Solutions cartridge recreates the art and style of old world Europe. Its beautiful designs bring to mind the antique textiles and furniture found in grand estates and museums. Designed to bring elegance into your home, its borders, icons, and phrases can be combined to add a bit of timeless beauty to any room.
These inks will allow users to not only cut with Cricut machines, but also draw the shapes, letters, and phrases found on the designer Cricut cartridges.
The Cricut Color inks are small 3" markers. Users can remove the blade assembly of any Cricut machine (such as the Cricut Expression™ and the original Cricut™ Personal Electronic Cutter™) and easily insert the ink. Users can then load the paper and cutting mat, make a selection from the keypad, and press the cut button. The Cricut machine will then draw the selection with the inserted ink color. This technique is convenient for card making and other crafts, and looks fantastic when combined with Cricut cutouts.
The inventive Cricut Color inks will be available in four sets with five inks (markers) each. The Primary set will include one each of red, orange, yellow, green, and blue inks. The Basic set will include three black and two brown inks. The Fashion set will include brown, green, purple, blue, and pink inks. The Sophisticated set will include silver, brown, maroon, navy blue, and teal inks.
Cricut Embossing Folders
Sunday, March 8
Basic Grey has created it's gorgeous new Page of the Month classes using the latest and greatest of everything Basic Grey. This is your time to create beautiful "All about Me" pages. We are sometimes so busy recording the events of our children and friends that we forget to step in the lime light ourselves. Basic Grey wants to put you in front of the camera for once and spotlight the wonderful things about you and your life on your pages.
Every month the layout subject will change. Basic Grey will cover themes such as, "My Favorite Things" to "And This I Believe", to even "A Letter to Myself" at the end of the year. These are sure to be creative, thought provoking, honest pages about the most important person in your life...you! This is a creative adventure you don't want to miss.
Basic Grey Classes will be taught by Carrie Martin who will be happy to humour you along your creative journey. Carrie will be sure to feature fun techniques with an interesting use of your favorite Basic Grey product.
Tuesday, March 24th at 6pm-9pm
Click here to sign up now!
Keep your eye out for the April class!!!