Monday, December 28

New Year's Sale!

50% OFF
all Gift items and Jewelry
50% OFF
all Christmas and Ornaments
60% OFF
all Halloween
50% OFF
selected paper, embellishments and ribbon
Sale limited to stock on hand, stop by today for best selection!

Wednesday, December 23

On the twenty-fourth day of Christmas Simply Scrapbooks has on sale...

***50% OFF!***
***50% OFF!***
***40% OFF!***
PINK SLICE $139.99
Offers available Thursday, December 24, 10am-3pm
No holds, no coupons, limited to stock on hand.
We will be closing at 3:00 Thursday so we may enjoy Christmas Eve with our families. We hope that you are doing the same! We reopen at 10am Saturday December 26 with a free crop all day!
We wish you all the merriest Christmas ever!
Don't forget to take lots of pictures!!
*Offer excludes Cricut, Silhouette, and Slice machines

On the twenty-third day of Christmas Simply Scrapbooks has on sale...

***40% OFF!***
Wednesday, December 23, 10am-9pm
No holds, no coupons, limited to stock on hand.
If it looks like Christmas, it's on sale!
*Excludes gift items

Tuesday, December 22

On the twenty-second day of Christmas Simply Scrapbooks has on sale...

***40% OFF***
Tuesday, December 22, 10am-9pm
No holds, no coupons, limited to stock on hand.
You know you have been waiting for this one...

Monday, December 21

On the twenty-first day of Christmas Simply Scrapbooks has on sale...

***40% OFF***
Monday, December 21, 10am-9pm
No holds, no coupons, limited to stock on hand.

Sunday, December 20

On the twentieth day of Christmas Simply Scrapbooks has on sale...

***40% OFF!***
Sunday, December 20, 11am-5pm
No holds, no coupons, limited to stock on hand.
Is there anything you use more frequently than cardstock?
Stock up today!

Saturday, December 19

On the nineteenth day of Christmas Simply Scrapbooks has on sale...

***40% OFF***
Saturday, December 19, 10am-11pm
No holds, no coupons, limited to stock on hand.
You know you love it, now come and get it!

Friday, December 18

On the eighteenth day of Christmas Simply Scrapbooks has on sale...


***40% OFF***

Friday, December 18, 10am-11pm

No holds, no coupons, limited to stock on hand!

This is the coolest new tool! You use it to make custom brads!

Come down and check it out!

Thursday, December 17

On the seventeenth day of Christmas Simply Scrapbooks has on sale...

***40% OFF***
Thursday, December 17, 10am-9pm
No holds, no coupons, limited to stock on hand.

Wednesday, December 16

On the sixteenth day of Christmas Simply Scrapbooks has on sale...

***40% OFF!***
Wednesday, December 16, 10am-9pm
No holds, no coupons, limited to stock on hand

Tuesday, December 15

On the fifteenth day of Christmas Simply Scrapbooks has on sale...

***40% OFF***
Tuesday, December 15, 10am-9pm
No Holds, No coupons, Limited to stock on hand.

Sunday, December 13

On the Thirteenth Day of Chirstmas Simply Scrapbooks has on Sale...

***40% OFF***
Sunday, December 13, 11am-5pm
No holds, no coupons, limited to stock on hand.

Saturday, December 12

Holiday Open House TODAY!

Come celebrate the holiday season with us! We will be showering our customers with free gifts, special coupons, drawings for amazing giveaways, make & takes, and free demonstrations on some of your favorite paper crafting machines!

*excludes Cricut & Expression, Pink Slice, and Silhouette



Demonstration Schedule
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


On the Twelfth Day of Chirstmas Simply Scrapbooks has on Sale...

***40% OFF!***
Saturday, December 12, 10am-11pm
No holds, no coupons, limited to stock on hand.

Friday, December 11

On the Eleventh Day of Chirstmas Simply Scrapbooks has on Sale...

***40% OFF!***
Friday, December 11, 10am-11pm
No holds, no coupons, limited to stock on hand.

Thursday, December 10

On the Tenth Day of Chirstmas Simply Scrapbooks has on Sale...

***40% OFF!***
Thursday, December 10, 10am-9pm
No holds, no coupons, limited to stock on hand.

Wednesday, December 9

On the Ninth Day of Chirstmas Simply Scrapbooks has on Sale...

***40 % OFF!***
Wednesday, December 9, 10am-9pm
Come in early for the best selection!
No holds, no coupons, limited to stock on hand.

Tuesday, December 8

On the Eighth Day of Chirstmas Simply Scrapbooks has on Sale...

***40% OFF!***
Tuesday, December 8, 10am-9pm
We have some really cute bags in stock right now, come down and check them out!
No holds, No coupons, Limited to stock on hand

Monday, December 7

On the Seventh Day of Chirstmas Simply Scrapbooks has on Sale...

***40% OFF***
Monday, December 7th, 10am-9pm
No holds, no coupons, limited to stock on hand.
You'll need extra to tie on those beautiful gift tags!

Sunday, December 6

On the Sixth Day of Chirstmas Simply Scrapbooks has on Sale...

***40% OFF***
Sunday, December 6, 11am-5pm
You know you will need it, stock up at this great price!
No holds, no coupons, limited to stock on hand.

Saturday, December 5

Class Kickoff Today!

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

AND..for every $30 you spend between now and Christmas Eve you will get a chance ticket to win this tote stuffed full of scrapbooking supplies!

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.


On the Fifth Day of Chirstmas Simply Scrapbooks has on Sale...

***40% OFF***
Saturday December 5, 10am - 11pm
No holds, no coupons, limited to stock on hand

Friday, December 4

On the Fourth Day of Chirstmas Simply Scrapbooks has on Sale...

40% OFF!
All day Friday, Dec. 4, 10am-11pm
No holds, no coupons.

Thursday, December 3

On the Third Day of Chirstmas Simply Scrapbooks has on Sale...

...all kinds of STAMPS!
***40% OFF***
All day Thursday Dec. 3 10am-9pm
No holds, no coupons.

Wednesday, December 2

On the second day of Christmas Simply Scrapbooks has on sale...

...all things CHIPBOARD!
***40% Off!***
All day Wednesday December 2 10am-9pm
No holds, no coupons

Tuesday, December 1

On the first day of Christmas Simply Scrapbooks has on sale...

***40% OFF!***
All day Tuesday December 1, 10am-9pm
No holds, no coupons.

Friday, November 27

WOO HOO It's Black Friday!

The biggest shopping day of the year is here at last! With so many different sales at various times, and some highly sought after items on sale only during specific hours you really need to have your shopping strategy mapped out! We at Simply Scrapbooks think that shopping should be fun, not stressful so we are having a
Simple Sale!
All day Friday 10am -11pm
*This offer excludes die cutting systems (Silhouette, Cricut, Slice, etc.)

Sunday, November 22

We're Having a Love-In

The theme for next Saturday's Midnight crop is Woodstock so break out your tie-dye and join us for a fun day of flower-power-scrapbooking! Guests are urged to bring an old pair of jeans or a t-shirt to participate in a make-n-take that will blow your mind and the catered dinner will be pizza from Tony's and salad and breadsticks from Olive Garden (NO TURKEY!), all included in the $25 fee. Plus you will have a front row seat for whatever crazy sales the girls come up with to kick off the holiday season! This crop qualifies for a stamp on your Passport to Fun moving you one step closer to the 12 stamps you need to earn a free crop! Call or stop by today to reserve your seat!

Sunday, November 15

They're Here!

Thanks to all of you who submitted your beautiful creations for consideration to become a member of the Simply Scrapbooks Design Team! We have the projects on display in the store for everyone to oooooh and aaaaaaah over, then everyone is invited to vote for their favorite! One vote per person, per day please. Stop by any day the month of November let us know what you think!

Tuesday, November 10

Veterans Day Discount!

We are celebrating Veterans Day by giving you a 15% discount off your total purchase over $30.00 (before taxes, excluding tools)
This discount is only available
Wednesday November 11th, 2009

Tuesday, November 3

Class Kick Off This Saturday!

Stop by the store this Saturday between 12:00 noon and 2:00pm to get the first peek at our classes for November! Our instructors have created some wonderful projects to celebrate the changing of the seasons and help you record those special moments that are unique to your family!
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

Spooktacular Newsflash-HURRY!

I just got news that ONE seat has become available for our three day cropping extravaganza SPOOKTACULAR! This event has been sold out for weeks, so if you missed out or you know someone who was disappointed here is your chance! This seat won't last long, the first customer who calls or comes in and asks for it wins! Spooktacular takes place October 16, 17 and 18, $125 buys the whole weekend. Catered dinner available for Friday and Saturday at $10 per meal.

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

Class Kick Off This Saturday!

Our Class Kick Off for September is tomorrow 9-12 from 12:00noon till 2:00pm. We have some really beautiful end of summer/early fall creations for you to look at, plus the instructors will be here to answer your questions. We also have a special discount for any classes purchased during this event! Purchase one class and receive 10% off your entire purchase, sign up for two classes and your discount jumps to 15%, buy three or more classes take a whopping 20% off!

Monday, September 7

Introducing Cafe Club featuring Mid-Week Technique!

Our newest club is unveiling this Wednesday with the first of eleven
Mid-Week Technique sessions.
Cafe Club
Membership Benefits include participation in one Mid-Week Technique session each week where you can learn hands-on techniques using an ever changing array of materials from leading scrapbooking product manufacturers. Mid-Week Technique is offered each Wednesday from 10:00am-1:00pm with Tracy and 5:00pm-7:00pm with Kristi starting September 9th and ending November 18th. Cafe Club members also enjoy access to the exclusive Creative Cafe die collection. Purchase your Cafe Club Card for $15.00 by Wednesday September 9th in order to enjoy all 11 of the Mid-Week Technique sessions being offered!
These are the materials you will be using to create your first Mid-Week Technique on Wednesday September 9. Can you guess how you will be using them?

Tuesday, September 1

Air Conditioned Sidewalk Sale Continues

Have you come in and shopped at our indoor sidewalk sale? There are some dynamite deals that you won't beleive, all marked down 50% to 70% off! We are continuously re-stocking our sales tables with products, so stop by and see what we've added today! Sale will continue through the Labor Day weekend, limited to stock on hand.

Monday, August 31

Pre-Registration for Autumn Events Closes Tomorrow!

Spooktacular has sold out and September 1st is the last day to pre-register for one of the few remaining seats at Fall Festival! These three day long scrapbooking extravaganzas are the must-do events of the season! With overflowing goodie bags, valuable give-aways, spontaneous sales, contests and competitions with fabulous prizes, imaginative make-n-takes, gourmet menus and inspiring decor you don't want to miss this opportunity! Fall Festival is October 2, 3 and 4, call or come in today to reserve your seat! If you have already reserved your spot the deadline to make final payment for both events is Tuesday, September 1!

Wednesday, August 26

Help Wanted!

Now that summer is winding down and the little ones are back in class do you have a bit of spare time on your hands? Would you be interested in spending some of that spare time in a creatively stimulating atmosphere, getting paid to share your paper crafting knowledge and talents with others? Simply Scrapbooks is now accepting applications for Customer Service Representatives! We have day shift openings available, also evenings and weekends. Come by and fill out an application today!

Thursday, August 20

Autumn Events Update

The September 1 deadline to pre-register for Fall Festival is right around the corner. Fall Festival is our harvest themed 3 day crop taking place on October 2, 3 and 4 featuring inspiring decor, gourmet meals, freebies, contests, prizes, sales, make-n-takes and more! Call 325-CROP for details . If you haven't signed up yet please do so today, there are only a few seats left! Sorry, Spooktacular has sold out!

Monday, August 17

Inside-walk Blowout Sale Extended!

We are extending our Inside-walk Blowout sale through the remainder of this week! Fabulous sale prices will be available all week long, we've gotta make room for the flood of new product coming in from CHA!

Friday, August 14

Inside-walk Blowout Sale!

We are having a giant Sidewalk Blowout Sale, only we would never make you bake outside while you shop so it is an Inside-Sidewalk Blowout Sale, an Inside-walk Blowout Sale? Whatever you want to call it, you will save BIG! We have select patterned paper, cardstock, stamps, tools, totes, ribbon, embellishments, rub-ons, everything you need marked down at least 50%! Sale on Friday August 14 through Sunday August 16, get here early for the best selection!

Saturday, August 8

The Gypsy Jive

We have heard a lot of talk about the new Gypsy from Provo Craft, what it does, how it does it. It is time to dispell all of the myths and see what this great little tool is all about!
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
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

Special Deals This Week!

We have a couple of great sales for you this week
  • 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.
Limited to stock on hand, no coupons or other discounts apply.

August Class Kickoff

Our Class Kickoff for August is tomorrow, August 8th from 12 noon till 2 pm. Drop by and see what our wonderful Instructor/Designers have dreamed up for you this month. We have a great special for you during the event. Sign up for one class and you will get a 10% discount off of your entire purchase, sign up for two classes and take 15% off your purchase, sign up for three or more classes and receive a whopping 20% off everything you purchase. These discounts cannot be combined with coupons or other discounts and are only available between 12 noon and 2 pm on Saturday August 8th in our store or over the phone. See you there...

Tuesday, July 28

News from CHA!

The girls were on the showroom floor early this morning excited about appearing with Suze Weinberg in a video demonstrating some wonderful new way to create art using UTEE. Suze, among other things, is a Signature Artist with Ranger Industries and is well know for her fabulous Melt Art projects using UTEE and a Melting Pot. If you want to check out some of Suze's work you can learn all about her and watch her videos at or type suze weinberg into the search box at Stay tuned to find out when and where to view the video debut of our homegirls!

Monday, July 27

SHHHHH! Giant Secret Sale!

Laurie, Pam and Tracy are at CHA in Orlando this week wearing down the numbers on the credit card ordering the latest and greatest in paper crafting supplies for us! In the spirit of cooperation we are helping out by clearing space on the sales floor for the new stock. In other words...
WE ARE HAVING A GIANT (not exactly authorized) SALE!
ALL Patterned Paper 40% off
ALL Cardstock 30% off
ALL Embellishments, Stamps and Inks 30% off
ALL Books and Magazines 30% off
ALL Albums 40% off
ALL Tools and Totes 40% off
ALL Cricut Cartridges 60% off
ALL QuicKutz 30% off
Slice on sale for $119.00
Epic6 on sale for $59.00
Cricut Expression on sale for $319.99
Cricut on sale for $199.99
Silhouette SD on sale for $259.99
These sale prices are good now until the girls get back late Friday, July 31, limited to stock on hand, no coupons accepted. Share this information with your friends, neighbors and family, but after Friday it is our little secret!

Saturday, July 25

Autumn Event Pre-Sale Deadline Extended

The summer has just been slip-sliding away and with school and vacations we lost track of the time! The August 1st deadline to pre-register for Fall Festival and Spooktacular is already upon us, but don't fret! We are extending the deadline to September 1st! Fall Festival is our harvest themed event scheduled for October 2, 3 and 4, Spooktacular is the Halloween themed crop scheduled for October 16, 17, and 18. Both events feature 3 days full of great give aways, fabulous food, magnificent make-n-takes, special sale prices, creative contests and lots and lots of crop time!There are still a few seats available for both events, but only a few so if you haven't already reserved your space please do so today! The pre-sale discount price is $125.00 for each 3 day event, a $25.00 deposit will hold your reservation until September 1st when full payment must be made.

Friday, July 17

Insane In-store Sale!

Since Laurie has been out of town Pam has become insane with power! Every time she steps onto the sales floor she marks something down to a ridiculously low price. I just saw her point at a product and demand that it be sold at a 70% discount until it was all gone! (I can't tell you what the product was, I'll just say that it is a paper crafting staple that you use on every project.) There is no way to predict what she will mark down next, you have to get down here to find out! This insanity can only last until Laurie gets back on Monday and calls the authorities to take Pam away for a long rest! We are open 10am - 11pm Friday and Saturday, 11am - 5pm Sunday.

Tuesday, July 14

Super Summer Sale!

Laurie has escaped the Bakersfield heat to visit some of our nation's historical monuments in DC with her family. While she is too far away to do anything about it we have some monumental savings for you!

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)!


Embellishments 30% OFF!
Totes 40% OFF!
Ribbon 40% OFF!
Tools 40% OFF! (excludes Slice, Cricut, Silhouette, Epic6, etc.)


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!

Sizzlin' Summer Fiesta!

Our Midnight Crop for July takes place on Saturday, July 25 from 10:00 AM till midnight. We will be serving up all of the fun and games that our themed crops are known for along with a mouth watering Mexicali dinner. Seats are filling up fast so make the call or come by the store today, 325-CROP(2767). You can also sign up in our online store available 24/7! 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

We'll be closed July 4th and 5th

We will be closed Saturday July 4th and Sunday July 5th so that our staff can celebrate Independence Day with their loved ones. We hope that you are planning on doing the same! Don't forget to take pictures of your activities this weekend. Fireworks displays pose a unique challenge to photographers. Whether it be a gala aerial display or simply the neighborhood kids setting off their safe and sanes in the street this is a great opportunity to experiment with some rarely used settings on your digital camera. Have fun, be safe and enjoy recording your tribes adventures! P.S. Please, get into at least a few pictures yourself! Explore the timer function on your camera.

Tuesday, June 30

4th of July SALE!

In honor of Independence Day we at Simply Scrapbooks offer you this fabulous freedom sale!
Wed. July 1st through Friday July 3rd YOU decide what is on sale!
Spend $30.00 or more and we will give you a $5.00 discount!
Spend $50.00 or more and we will give you a $10.00 discount!
YES, you CAN use your coupons!
Your $5 or $10 discount is based on your purchase total after any other discounts have been calculated!

Thursday, June 11

Simply Scrapbooks Proudly Presents Guest Instructor and renowned Designer Jenni Bowlin

Jenni Bowlin resides in Nashville, TN with her husband and two young sons. She is the owner and the creative force behind Jenni Bowlin Studio - a web-based company offering monthly papercrafting kits and inspiration and most recently an exclusive product line that can be found in Paper Arts stores across the country and on the web. Everything she creates has a vintage edge and a general "re-invention" theme. She is a published designer, having landed on the pages of Creating Keepsakes, Autumn Leaves Publications, Family Circle and Mary Engelbreit Home Companion. Jenni is also an accomplished teacher, offering classes at stores and conventions across the country.

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

Register in our store, by Phone at 325-CROP or on our Website Check out Jenni's blog

Monday, June 8

The boss is away...

Laurie has gone on a much deserved vacation and you know what that means...
We're having a Sale-A-Bration! These specials and discounts are good from Monday June 8th through Sunday June 14th so hurry in before Laurie gets back and catches us....
  • 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

Quickutz Sale!!!

Traditional Quickutz 4x4 dies,
for the price of 2x2 dies!!!

Doubles are on sale for $12.99 instead of $24.99

Singles are on sale for $6.99 instead of $12.99

***Hurry by as sale is limited to stock on hand. :)

Upcoming Events at Simply Scrapbooks!!!

Events this Weekend:

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

Sign-Ups for NSBD 2010!!!

NSBD is over and wow did we have a blast!!! Just a little note to let you know that Sign-ups for NSBD Weekend 2010 are on sale now. Weekend 1 has already sold out but there is a waiting list if you would like to sign up. Weekend 2 is filling up quick so grab your spot now!
Below are the dates for both events.

Weekend #1
April 23rd, 24th, & 25th
Weekend #2
April 30th, May 1st, & 2nd

NSBD #2 Make-N-Take...

Sunday, April 26

NSBD Acrylic Album Make-n-Take:

***double-click on the pictures to blow up to full size!

Album Cover: To best apply your parasol sticker do not remove from backing. Apply adhesive directly to the back of sticker and glue to album.

Page 1
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

Blog Buddies...

Please check out our newest blog groupies! Their sites are adorable and we just love these girls.

***We are still taking new members! Just post your blog link and your in the club!

Online Cookie Swap!!!

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

Simply Scrapbooks Tip of the Month...

Quotes & Journaling...

Journaling can be a fabulous way to add elegance and sentiment to your pages. A lot of folks go a bit blank in this department. Here are some gathered tips for getting the perfect quote to compliment that photo or memory.

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:
Historical Quotes:
Inspirational Quotes:
Song Lyrics:

Tuesday, April 21

NSBD Store Hours Notice!!!

Due to this weekends National Scrapbook event, Simply Scrapbooks will be closing a bit early for preparations. The closing time for this weekend only will be as follows:

Thursday, April 24th store will be closing at 6pm
Friday, April 25th, store will be closed until 4pm

Friday, April 17

March Blog Challenge Winning Layout...

Laura Leppke was the lucky winner of the March, Simply Scrapbooks blog Challenge. Laura created this bright and beautiful layout using a few pieces of the Bisous Zoo PDQ paper line. Great work Laura!!! Hope you enjoyed your prize package and shopping spree! Be sure to check out Laura's many beautiful designs at her blog!

Simply Scrapbooks Team

Sunday, April 12

Simply Scrapbook Groupies...

We would love to link all of our fan's blogs from our site. Leave us a comment with your name and blog link and we will post your site under Simply Scrapbook Groupies!!!

Tuesday, April 7

Laurie is out of town and we are having a Major Spring Sale!!!

Make and Takes with Tracy this week!

Each day this week there will be a different make. Join us each of those days.

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 National Scrapbook Weekend Dinner Menu...

Hello ladies! Just wanted to let you know about the fabulous dinner option that will be available during this years National Scrapbook Weekends. The dinners are $15.00 each and will need to be purchased in advance a week before each event. ***No dinners will be available the night of the events. You can purchase your dinner tickets by phone or in store.

The Menu's will be as follows:

April's National Scrapbook Weekend

Friday Evening:

Chicken Breasts stuffed with Prosciutto and Pesto Rice
Romaine and Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Frozen Berries with White Hot Chocolate

White Grape Juice

Saturday Evening

Butternut Squash Lasagna
Pear and Walnut Salad
French Bread

Brownies with Mint Ice Cream and Hot Fudge

Strawberry Lemonade

May's National Scrapbook Weekend

Friday Evening

Steak and Chicken Kabobs
Fruit Basket Salad

Strawberry Shortcake

Peach Grape Juice

Saturday Evening

Green Salad

Assortment of Cream Pies

Strawberry Lemonade

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

March Blog Challenge Update...

Thank you for all of your beautiful submissions! We appreciate you making this such a hard decision! :)

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

Simply Scrapbooks Tip of the Month...

1, 2, 3...get Organized!!! What better way to start your Spring that to get your scrapbook area fresh and organized? Check out these amazing tips from!

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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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.

Cropper HopperBefore, 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.

Cropper Hopper

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):

scrap rack

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

Upcoming Events Reminder...

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!)
For more information on any of these events browse the previous posts. This is going to be an exciting month!!!

Wednesday, March 18

March Blog Challenge Coming to and End...

Don't forget that March Blog Challenge entries are due March 31st by Midnight. We can't wait to see all your incredible talent!

Saturday, March 14

Exciting News...

We at Simply Scrapbooks would like to toot the horn of our own Candra George. Not only is Candra a much loved class instructor at Simply Scrapbooks...she is also practically famous! If you didn't know, Candra has been apart of the Prima Marketing Design team for quite some time now. Candra also creates and teaches classes for Tattered Angels. We have some very exciting new news that Candra has also joined the Anna Griffin design team and has even had some of her beautiful designs featured on Anna Griffins QVC show "Elegant Crafting with Anna Griffin".

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

Hot new Provo Craft from CHA!!!

We are going Provo Craft Crazy this month! Check out our newest arrivals...

Your Story
Create personalized books, albums, and journals with ease. Your Story is a thermal book binder with unlimited versatility. Create you own scrapbook books that are sealed and protected from damage. Produces a beautiful, professional completed product. You just have to see it yourself!

Glass Etching products for your Cricut!

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.

Brand New Machine from Cricut! Cricut Create Personal Electronic Cutter!!!
The Cricut Create™ Personal Electronic Cutter combines the portability of the original Cricut® machine with the functionality of the Cricut Expression™ machine. The Cricut Create machine is the same size as the original Cricut machine, yet it allows cuts from 0.25" up to 11.5" on a 6" x 12" cutting mat. The machine also includes an eight-way directional blade, Portrait mode (to cut taller images), Fit to Page mode (to cut the largest cut possible), Auto Fill mode (to mass produce cuts), Center Point function, and Flip function. An improved display screen and sleek design add greater style and convenience. (available now on special order!)

Cricut Stamping Solutions Shape Cartridge with Stamp Kit
The Cricut Cuttables Deluxe Stamp Kit has everything you need to create stamps with your Cricut machine. The kit contains the Stamping Solutions cartridge and keypad overlay, 1 sheet of stamp material, and 4 acrylic blocks: 1" x 1", 2" x 2", 3" x 3" and 6.5" x 6.5". The blocks are transparent so you can perfectly place your stamps.

New Cricut Solution Cartridges! Use these cartridges with the Cricut Vinyl to create beautiful custom wall decor for your home!
solutions images

  • 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.
Cricut Color Inks

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

Cricut Embossing: Now you can create personalized embossing folders using any Cricut design!

1. Cut design from plastic sheet using Cricut machine.

2. Adhere design inside blank embossing folder.

3. Use embossing folder in Cuttlebug Die Cutter and Embosser.

Sunday, March 8

Basic Grey all year long!!!

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! 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.

Carries next class titled, "A Day in the Life" is scheduled for
Tuesday, March 24th at 6pm-9pm
Click here to sign up now!

Keep your eye out for the April class!!!