Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Day

Hi everyone,

I hope that everyone had a wonderful christmas eve and christmas day. I know that I got to spend it with my hubby and kids and we had a great time.
I hope that santa visited you all and everyone got just what they asked for for christmas.
On a business note, I hope that everyone read our e-mail and saw that everything in the store is on sale at 30% off!!! Also, clearance is at 70% off all week and starting Monday I will be adding new stuff daily to the clearance section as it is inventory time and I don't want to count it all!!!

New Basic Grey papers, kits and bling, New Greeting Farm stamps( I LOVE coloring these!!), new Best Creations Glitter Valentine's line, New baking/cooking collection(great for recipe books or christmas baking photos) Fancy Pants Vintage Valentine collection packs and many Martha Stewart punches.

Hope to see you all soon.
Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

12 Days of Christmas Sale - Day 12 - December 16th

On the 12th day of christmas Scrapbook Centrale is offering you:
On Wednesday , December 16th
Everything is on Sale!!!!!
Come in and get 15% off all your purchases one day only!!!
(Excludes Big Shot Promo and Gypsy)
Loyalty Cards will be stamped for this sale!
Cornish Heritage Farm stamps have arrived!
Come in and get your last minute shopping done.

Monday, December 14, 2009

12 Days of Christmas Sale-Day 11- December 15th

On the eleventh day of christmas Scrapbook Centrale is offering you:
Tuesday, December 15th
40% off our entire ribbon wall.
This ribbon is sold by the yard.
This sale is not to be combined with other offers. Loyalty cards will not be stamped for these purchases.

I just saw that the new Basic Grey has shipped to us and will hopefully arrive this Friday!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

12 Days of Christmas Sale - Day 10, Monday December 14th

On the tenth day of Christmas Scrapbook Centrale is offering you:
On Monday December 14th
25% off all in stock SpellBinders and Quickutz products
Not to be combined with any other offer, no loyalty card stamps will be given on these sale products.
We just received more stock of Martha Stewart punches and they are fantastic! If you haven't seen them yet, you should come have a look. They are quite special. Also we restocked our Bazzill and Coredinations cardstock, our Glitter Paper(except white), our albums,adhesive etc....
Don't forget to remind your family and friends that we have gift cards available, and that no amount is too small!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

12 Days of Christmas Sale - Day 9(Sunday December 13th)

On the 9th day of Christmas Scrapbook Centrale is offering you:
Sunday, December 13th
25% off all Ranger Products
this includes:
Stickles, alcohol inks and accessories, distress stickles,paint,inks and powder,paint daubers,liquid pearls, dimensional pearls and the list goes on.....
Also come and take advantage of our last day of
70% off our liquidation section
Once again these offers are not to be combined with any other offers and loyalty cards will not be stamped for these Christmas Sale specials.
Please note that we will be closed both Christmas and New Years' Day.
Also keep a close eye out for our annual boxing day special!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

12 days of Christmas Sale - Day 8

On the 8th day of Christmas Scrapbook Centrale is offering you:
25% off ALL stamps
70% off all liquidation items
These offers are not to be combined with other offers, no stamps will be given on these sale items.
New products received: Pink Paislee Cupid Line, American Crafts Letterbox line, restock of Martha Stewart punches,re stock of Calendars (no Basic Grey left) and we have received the latest addition of Scrapbook and Cards Today, which we offer for free with a $25(before taxes) purchase.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

12 Days of Christmas sale - Day 7

On the seventh day of christmas Scrapbook Centrale is offering you:
70% off all clearance items
(all halloween has been added to clearance section as well as many magazines , idea books, thickers and more!)
No other discounts may be combined with this offer, no loyalty cards will be stamped.
Thanks for checking! Still more to come.
By the way, the olympic torch was run by our store this afternoon, I missed it, but some of the staff and customers got to witness this exciting event. How cool is that!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

12 Days of Christmas - Day 6

On the 6th(Dec 10th) day of christmas Scrapbook Centrale is offering you:

25% off of all punches
30% off all Sizzix and Cuttlebug dies and embossing folders
Hope to see everyone soon

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

12 Days of Christmas Sale - Day 5

On the 5th day of christmas Scrapbook Centrale is offering you:

25% off all sizzix products
(loyalty cards will not be stamped for this sale)

We understand that a snowstorm is expected. Should the weather be that bad we will adjust our sale accordingly.

Stay tuned for any updates.

Monday, December 7, 2009

12 Days of Christmas - Day 4

On the fourth day of Christmas Scrapbook Centrale is offering you:

35% off all Stamping Bella products (stamps and Baubles)
30% off all Peel Offs
(no stamps on loyalty cards will be given on these specials)
Remember Tuesdays are still double stamp days for your regularly priced purchases.
Time to start thinking about Wednesday's sale..........

Sunday, December 6, 2009

12 Days of Christmas - Day 3

On the third day of christmas Scrapbook Centrale is offering you:

40% off all Basic Grey Products
(we will not be stamping loyalty cards with this offer)

By the way have you heard that Basic Grey is releasing 2 new lines before CHA winter.
I'd love to have some feedback on these lines. They can be seen at
Thanks, I look forward to your opinions.

More tomorrow.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

12 Days of Christmas- Day 2

On the second day of christmas (Dec 6th) Scrapbook Centrale offers you:

30% off all Prima and Kaisercraft products

not only does this include paper, stickers, rub ons and flowers but it also includes lots of beautiful, shiny bling!!!!

More Tomorrow

Friday, December 4, 2009

12 days of Christmas at SC

On the first day of christmas Scrapbook Centrale is offering you:

25% off all American Craft products !!!

This includes all their great thickers, paper lines, stickers, ribbons, embossing powders, stamps and embellishments.
These products can be found all over the store so please don't hesitate to ask someone to point them out so you are sure not to miss any.

See you tomorrow when we will announce Day 2 of this sale.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hi everyone,
the busy season is upon us and everyone is rushing around doing christmas shopping, planning dinners, going to christmas parties, etc..... Well we are going to celebrate with you by offering our 12 days of christmas sale. Starting Saturday Dec. 5th, i will announce an item(or group of items) on sale each day. This item(s) will be on sale all day, that day only. This will only be announced here, no emails will be sent! so get ready and I hope that you enjoy!

Also we keep receiving new lines. Frosted by Fancy pants just arrived along with another valentines line "Sweet Cheri" by imaginisce. This joins our 3 other valentines lines, Bo Bunny's Persuasion and Love Bandit, and American Crafts' "I Heart You" collection. Many Martha stewart punches keep arriving. People are really loving these!! Also we just received new Stampscapes stamps as well as new Tina Wenke and Mo Manning from Stampavie.
There is so much more arriving I will keep you up to dat here.

Talk to you soon.

Monday, November 23, 2009

A big thank you to Sherrie Siemens ( an awesome copic weekend. Also I need to thank Nicky Manel and Tema for all their help as well. There was just so much Copic excitement all weekend long, it even makes me want to color!!
Also we found time to put out some new products. We received Bo Bunny "Snowy Serenade", "Persuasion", &"Love Bandit". We got Winter Blues ( a shimmery snowflake line) by The Paper Company, Very Merry collection from October Afternoon and tons of BLING from Making Memories. Also the new Canadian Scrapbooker is in as well as their Basics 5 edition. Then today we received the newest Rose Moka paper and alphabet stickers. It just never ends. It keeps coming!!
Coming soon.....Fancy Pants Frosted!
We still have room for the all day crop on Saturday but the pajama crop is just about full.
Gotta go order more stuff!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Well I'm sorry I haven't had a chance to post, between the kids being sick and then me, who had time! Anyways lots happening at the store. Firstly there is the Copic Certification next weekend. Copic just informed me that they have 10 spots still available on the Sunday. If anyone is interested give me a call at the store or dend me an e-mail and I'll give you the contact information. Should be a lot of fun.
This week there are 2 ped days and if you are wondering what to do with your kids, why not sign them up for our kids classes. We have Holiday Card Making on Thursday and 3 page layouts on Friday. Call the store to register!!
The Gypsy has arrived!!! If you have a cricut then you may be interested in this little gadget. It's like a handheld computer that you can upload your cartridges on, do your "playing"and then hook up to your cricut and cut. The gypsy comes with 2 built in cartridges not available any other way. Also if you buy and register your gypsy before November 30th, I was told you get a $100 credit to be used on their site. We have 1 left and more on order so reserve yours now!
New Bella Blvd arrived and I am hopeful that Bo Bunny will be arriving this week.
More soon.

Monday, November 2, 2009

ZVA Creations. Wow. If you love bling then this is the company for you!! they have arrived and are going fast. You can visit their site to see. We have some great classes coming up this month. We also have the Copic classes coming up and thee is a lot of hype around that too.
We had some fun at the halloween crop, then this week we have our all day crop and then soon we will have our annual christmas pj crop.
We have also brought out our newest cool tool ,the Texture Boutique, which we are leaving at the front for people to try. We have also put out some of the core'dinations whitewash cardstock for you to use. This is great cardstock to texturize! After it is texturized you take a little bit of sandpaper to it and watch the "core color" magically appear. This looks beautiful on any card and/or scrapbook page. Whitewash is only one of the finishes made by core'dinations, there is also chocolate box, black magic and the vintage line. All of these react to the sanding in the same way. Try and stop by to see for yourself.

Friday, October 30, 2009

just a little note to say hi. Halloween is here and I can't believe it!! Where is the time going??? It's almost christmas. Speaking of Christmas, those of you hoping for a silhouette for christmas should tell santaabout the site They are selling the silhouette in an infomercial and you really get a lot of great stuff. I won't even try to compete. This is all because quickutz sold the silhouette and now the new owners are trying to market this in their own special way. Anyways anyone looking for this product... get it now as I heard that some of the bonuses may change.
Good luck.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Well more boxes arrived today!!! We are busy emptying them. As usual Kaisercraft has a great assortment of new papers. We got a few collection packs of websters pages and I have to say that their sticker sheets are great 1 large alpha and 3 small ones all on the same sheet!!! These will fly fast so I am already ordering more. We also received so more new Martha Stewart punches.
We just announced our annual Halloween Crop. Friday October 30th from 6:30pm - 11:30pm. Potluck, so everyone brings a little something, $5 and wear a costume to get 10% off all night.
WE have a big weekend this weekend. Kelley Grace is in town and will be offering to great card making classes. There is still a little room since she informed me she brought a few extra kits. We still hav a few spots in this weeks christmas card classes. Also on Sunday JJ will be teaching an acrylic album class and due to popular demand we are opening up another class or 2. She will also be offering a mixed media class album class as well.
If you've been by the store then you may have seen the 5 adorable "kids " cards that we are displaying behind the ash. These will be taught in an adults card class on how to make cute jids cards. As wll, we have the samples of next months 3 page layout class. So as you can see there is a lot happening at the store so stop on by and have a look for yourself.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

so, the Greeting Farm stamps have arrived!!! They are very cute. They look like they will be a lot of fun to color. New sizzix pop-up dies have arrived as well. These make some real great cards. Today we received some October Afternoon. The farm animals paper is absoloutely adorable. Companies are releasing new lines again. We got the new Kaisercraft, the new Bo-Bunny is shipping soon. American Crafts has also released a new line. WE should be preview that any day now.
we are sending out the announcement for our annual Halloween Crop by tomorrow. This usually fills up fast. Don't forget our liquidation items are still 50% off.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Guess what just arrived today!!! OK I'll tell you.......Basic Grey's Nook and Pantry line and it is very yummy. Cupcakes,strawberries and chocolate oh my. Come see for yourself how delicious this line is!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

So the coloring with Copic classes are full and have wait lists. The Copic Certification has also been confirmed to be full. Montreal is going Copic Crazy. We are planning to be well stocked on copics for these classes. It should be a fun (and tiring) weekend.
Have you had a chance to look at how full our class schedule is for this month. We have so many wonderful classes that you may as well just bring a sleeping bag and camp out with us for the month. Our christmas card classes have been filling up very quickly. Then we have a great mail organizer and noteblock holder class in the project field. We have a stamp class all about background stamps, a 3 page layout class using The Crafters' Workshop templates. We have a guest designer coming to teach 2 stamping classes,embossing boot camp and creative coloring, and then we have a gorgeous acrylic album done in very earthy, natural tones. with all of this we also have an all day crop, friday night crops and I will soon be opening our annual Halloween crop. Phew!!! what a month!!
By the way we are expecting crate paper at the end of the week. We have the collection packs, rub ons, stickers, chipboard. Limited quantities so get yours early. New Bell Stamps arrived today. I have to say that the journaling stamps are some of my favorites.
Wow I am tired already and it's only the beginning of the month. I need a vacation!
See you all soon!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

So today was the day we opened up registration for the Copic Coloring Class. Wow we got quite a response. We still have some room, but spots are going fast.
Our October calendar is full of great classes. We have our usual card classes and 3 page layout class but we have so much more, like our mail organizer class, our note block class, recipe book class, stamping classes ( with special guest teacher Kelley Grace) and our newest teacher to join us is JJ and she will be offering a very beautiful acrylic album class. Our month is full of classes!!!
If you'd like to find out more about our guest teacher please feel free to visit her website at She will be offering 2 classes on Saturday October 24th. One will be Embossing Boot Camp and the other will be The Joy of Confident Colouring. This class will be using coloured pencils and chalks.
We have had a chance to catch up on some of the new stock and we have Bella Blvd out on the shelves as of 5:30pm today. We got some beautiful Stampendous velvet scroll stickers and diamond dots are back in stock.
Scrapbook and Cards today has arrived and we've been handing them out. I love this magazine, it's full of ideas and it;s free with a purchase of $25 before taxes.
Well I hope to see everyone soon.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

So Suzy's classes were fabulous today!!! The lady is just so fantastic and she can keep a class hopping. A half hour doesn't go by that she's not standing on a table. Her last class is tomorrow morning at 10:00 am there are still some spots left for any of you procrastinators.

Tonight we headed to old Montreal. Suzy loved what she saw of our beautiful city. We took a bunch of pictures which I will post when she sends them to me. Well we have an early class so 'night.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

ok, so I just got home from a full day spent with Suzy. All I can say is "what a genuinely nice and good person she is! and so much fun to be with too." I think that all the ladies who took her class tonight will agree with me when I say that she gives a great class and she can liven up a room without any difficulty.
If you have a chance to come by and meet her you should. She's just one of those people that it's a delight to get to know.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Suzy is here

So, I picked Suzy up at the airport today and all I can say is WOW!! She is just a remarkable lady. So talented and full of energy and great ideas. I got to see all her samples for the classes and they are awesome!!!! I may have to attend each of the classes as a student. Each page is nicer than the next. This lady is a very highly demanded, well respected , very popular woman in the scrapbooking industry. She started her scrapbook business in her garage and in her time there had the likes of Becky Higgins, Cathy Z., Lisa B., Ali Edwards, etc...all scrapbook there.
I am thinking that this Friday's crop is going to be like none we've had before. And it could be a start of a new fashion of crops at Scrapbook Centrale. Suzy's loaded with great ideas and suggestions, I hope to learn as much from her as a previous store owner as her students do from her as a teacher.
Make sure to come by the store Thursday and/or Friday between 11:30 and 1:30 and say hello to her, you can see for yourself what a wonderful lady she is.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

I hope everyone got our e-mail about the Truckload Sale we are hosting this weekend.

One of our distributors is bringing a truckload of products to sell at ridiculously reduced prices.This will be starting Sunday at noon and continuing all the way to Tuesday at closing.

Even I am curious what's going to be there.

Lots more Prima has arrived. The packs of hydrangeas are really nice. The colors are beautiful.

For those of you that have been wanting a big shot, have I got a deal for you! I received 6 (2 sold already) big shots that I will be offering on promo at a rate of $89.95. The last time I had them in stock they were 129.95. That's quite a savings. This offer is while supplies last only.

Also the new Texture Boutique mchine also just arrived. This is an embossing machine. It will not cut but it embosses using all those wondeful embossing folders we all love. This is perfect for the person who loves the look of embossing but can't justify buying a die cutting machine as they won't use it, then this is the perfect solution. Best news it is only $35.95 How great is that, oh and did I mention how cute it is.

With this came about 10 new sets of embossing folders. They are really nice. We do have one texture boutique that will be available for demonstrations and will be left in the crop room for croppers.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

ok, so boxes keep arriving daily. our shelves are full!!!!
Today we put out Graphic 45, Making Memories Mistletoe(gorgeous embellishments)
and Jillibean Soup. They have a great basics line with a grid like pattern on one side and a polkadot pattern on the other!! Prima is looking beautiful on all the racks. Oh yeah did I forget to mention that we also got the new Sarah Kay christmas stamps, and some of the other new designers as well. If you like doodling templates then you really need to see the wonderful new 12x12 and 6x6 crafters workshop templates that came in!!
There are so many exciting things happening at the store, guest designers copic certification and colouring classes, Kelley Grace will be coming to teach some classes in October. If you'd like to see some of her work you can have a peek at her website www.kelleygracedesigns.comkeep an eye out for our e-mails and future posts for more information.

Friday, September 11, 2009

OMG!!! The prima and Basic Grey have made it to the shelves and they are just beautiful. you won't know where to look first!! We have been sooooo busy putting out stock, we've done almost nothing else.
I've had a lot of contact with Suzy West lately. today she sent me this
"I'm so excited to be teaching at Scrapbook Centrale.We are going to have so much fun playing with all the My Little Shoebox products plus all the other little goodies I am bringing with me.
I hope you can make it and get ready for some fun!!!!!!!"

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Prima and Basic Grey

Some of Prima was put on the shelves today and I have to say, I think I'm in love. The mixed crystal and pearls are just gorgeous. The new e-line flowers are really nice and very affordable.
The pearl and crystal centers can be used as flower centers or on their own, they are that nice.

Now as for Basic Grey, it is in the boxes. We are trying to get it out tomorrow. Also more prima! Cosmo Cricket is also in the store and it's a very fun line. Making memories halloween line seems to be all accounted for now and their christmas line is on it's way.

Also we have had so many new page samples done by our very own Gen. She has been having fun playing with the new products (and my pictures) the 2 come together very nicely so please take a good look at the samples next time you're in the store, they offer some very original ideas and great uses for the new products.
Thanks Gen!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

exciting news

so much happening at SC!!
besides all the new products coming in we have guest designers coming to teach classes. And yes we are having a copic certification class!!!!!!! Mark November 21st on your calendars because that's the date.
But before that we have Suzy West coming and she has confirmed that we will have 2 different mini album classes and 2 different layout classes. Above are 3 of the layouts from the little ladies class. I don't know about any of you but I'm signing up for this one!! I've also included some pictures from the mini album classes. Now is the time to sign up.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

So, I just hung up with Suzy West and she is very excited about coming to Montreal. She just told me about her classes and they sound like so much fun that I think I will take them all myself. We will offer 2 different layout classes, one chipboard/acrylic album and one chipboard binder album that she has some fun techniques planned for. She talked about sewing on a layout, inking, painting, layering , pop dotting(if that can be used as a verb) covering an album with glossy accents etc..... she seemed to know what she was doing. She will also be bringing samples of other projects to the friday night crop. She also mentioned giveaways and lots of fun. So if you want to have a great time, learn lots of techniques, and get lots of product then you must give these classes a try!!!

Now as for an update of new products. Dream Street Papers Sam line is in stock, these have the cutest little owls. American crafts papers and new glitter buttons, pearl brads , thickers etc... are all out for sale. The newest SEI lines are beautiful!!! Reminisce's new safari, christmas, halloween and fall lines are all in stock. They have some of the cutest little reindeer in the christmas line and squirrels and deer in the fall line, one look and you may fall in love. They also have a very glittery christmas line. Speaking of glitter have you tried the best creations glitter papers... they are a little pricey but those who have splurged have come back for more. The glitter stay on the paper!!!! how original is that. Now this week we will be putting the newest cosmo cricket lines out and Prima is showing up slowly but surely. They have amazing pearl centers and say it in pearls swirls as well as the Prima e-line, a very reasonably priced line of flowers, pearls and crystals. Their newest art stitches papers are in too. I was not a big fam of these until I used them in my acrylic album(sample at the store). I cut one up and used only a part of the sheet and the stitching just looked so exceptional on the acrylic. Prima's paintable overlays are great too, especially when colored with the very popular copic markers.

Did I mention Copics, then this would also be a good time to mention that we will be hosting a Copic Certification Class in November. The talented Sherrie Siemens, designer with Copic Markers, will be joining us to teach this class. For more info you need to send an e-mail to narianne at requesting an application as soon as it comes available.

Last but certainly not least....Basic Grey will be arriving this coming week. Don't miss out, it's like christmas already at the store. Start your gift making and card making early this year so that you are not stressed as the holidays approach.

See everyone soon!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

So what's been going on at the store you ask? Well, American Crafts has arrived!!!It is Hot, Hot, Hot!!!! Reminisce is in too. They have the cutest little squirrels and deer you ever did see. Impression Obsession, Hero Arts and Hanna Stamps are all in and ready to help you get a start on your christmas cards or even catch up on last years christmas pictures. So much more is on it's way. I need room!! That's why we have the sale happening for a second weekend in a row.
Speaking of the sale, today during our rush, 3 gentlemen dressed in suits and ties, on their way to a wedding reception, stopped in to have a look around. "How can we help you?" , we asked. "we are on our way to a wedding and we need a card, and we'd like to make it ourselves" they said. So in exchange for a little adhesive we got permission to take pictures and put them on the blog. So here you go..... proof positive that men can and do scrapbook. Remember you heard (and seen) it here first!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

SEI has arrived and it is on the shelves and looks beautiful!!!! We received Core'dinations cardstock too but we haven't put it on the shelves yet. Hero Arts stamps have also arrived. Some really nice christmas stamps, and they have even made some french stamps. Ask any one of us to point these out to you.American Crafts is still due in tomorrow but it will take a day or so to get it out. Graphic 45 is on it's way!! So are the new Bazzill Just the Edge strips, Queen and company felt and Jewels, Marvy Punches, Reminisce, and the list goes on.......

On another note.....I tried to scrapbook today and I have to tell you that I am just pathetic, I can buy "the stuff", I can sell "the stuff", I can show people what to do with "the stuff", I can even make page suggestions on where to place"the stuff", but I can't use "the stuff"!!!! How frustrating. I just didn't even know where to start. I just stared at my adorable pictures and didn't know what to do with them.

Please send all your inspiration vibes my way?

Saturday, August 22, 2009

ok everyone, another crazy week ahead. So much coming in!!!!! SEI will be in on Monday and on the shelves probably by Tuesday. American Crafts will be in on Wednesday! Reminisce is on it's way as is Hero Arts and sooo much more. It feels like christmas in the store every day!!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I hope that everyone got our sale e-mail. Everything will be 20% off.
Clearance becomes 50%. There are so many new items in the store, imagine
new items and a sale what was I thinking!!!!!
My Little Shoebox looks soooo good, especially the where all the bright colored alphas are hanging. Then there is the Best Creations paper. As usual people are loving them.
Also we got our display of letters in acrylic and chipboard, you can now create any word album you'd like. It's a great concept.
We also got a whole new batch of $1.95 glitter glue, clear stamps, Inks and chalks in Halloween, Christmas and Everyday styles. The everyday stamps are my favorites.
Tons of items were put into the clearance section this week. It's definitely worth having a look.
Well long three days coming up so I should try and get my rest.

Monday, August 17, 2009

So what went on at the store today hmmmmm..........let's see, we received Best Creations and something else hmmmmmm........what was it again??????????????? oh yeah, My Little Shoebox came in. They have not made it to the shelves as I have been making room first. LOTS of paper and other items have just been put into clearance. I need room for all the new products!!!!!!

And there is still sooo much more coming. Bo Bunny will be here in the next day or two, Hero Arts (gorgeous) stamps are on route, and soooo much more!!!!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

another beautiful day, wow we are finally getting summer. We also finally got to open all the mountains od boxes from the back. We have albums again!!! We also just received some of our favorite Prima Say it in Crystals, 6 new Kaiser Craft Lines,re-stock of Doodlebug, Karen Foster themed stickers and paper, etc..... We got about 8-10 styles of Martha Stewart punches, people (including staff) are just loving them. Get them before they are all gone!

So I got to "organize" today thanks to a staff member who shall remain nameless as she knows who she is. What a stickler she is, I spent half the day avoiding her. Gotta love her though cause she does know how to get the job done!!

Expecting lots more "stuff" this week. My Little Shoebox, Best Creations and let's not forget.......Bo Bunny!!
Time to sleep!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Well it's official!! Suzy West from My Little Shoebox will be coming to Scrapbook Centrale to teach classes, have demo/make n' takes and join a Friday night crop. I took a class with Suzy at CHA summer and boy is she a lot of fun. If you visit you can see the wonderful products we will be working with for those classes and I hear she will also have some great giveaways! She is really very inspiring. I hope that you get a chance to take at least one of her classes while she's here, you won't be sorry.

For those of you who can't wait, My Little Shoebox will be in the store by next Monday or Tuesday. Squeezed in with all the other new stuff that arrives daily. More boxes coming tomorrow and di I mention that these boxes have Martha Stewart punches in them! OOPS did I say that out loud!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Well boxes have been arriving daily. We have received Polar Expressions Line by imaginisce, this line is so cute and as usual their small acrylic stamps are just adorable. They have a little bundled up polar bear that is just the sweetest thing.
Glimmer Mist is back in stock in MANY colors.
My Little Yellow Bicycle's Autumn Bliss line is not to be missed. The shaped and die cut papers are spectacular.The colors are so beautiful.
Today we got a large selection of clear scraps chipboard and acrylic albums. Both are great for gifts of any kind. If you haven't worked with an acrylic album yet, come give one a try, it is a great way to challenge yourself.
If you like Peel Off stickers then you should have a look at Hot of the Press Dazzles stickers.
The new designs are so nice. They have stacked ones as well (like 3D peel off's)
Next time you are at the store take a minute to look at the beautiful card samples loaned to us by some of our talented customers. Thanks to Josee and Nathalie. what they have done with Bella stamps, Sarah Kay, Copic markers and spellbinders is not to be believed and definitely not to be missed!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

well, the all day crop has come and gone for August. Everyone had a great time,ate well and won lots of prizes. The ladies were really enjoying the new products in the store. Abbey Road by My Mind's Eye is such a fabulous line, you can't buy just one line. Their christmas, halloween and ooh la la lines are proving to be quite popular as well. Stampendous winter and christmas stamps have arrived. The shapeshifting snowman is back in stock and he has some friends with him. Changito the monkey has also returned decked out for the holidays! There will be many more great products arriving weekly!!! I will try and keep everyone up to date.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

CHA starts tomorrow!!!

hi again,
All you stamp lovers better start saving your pennies especially if you love christmas stamps as I have just ordered many of the cutest christmas and winter stamps!!! Tons!!!! Sizzix has just brought out the cutest little embossing machine. If you are always admiring the cuttlebug but find it a little costly for just embossing then The Texture Boutique is for you! It's very affordable and adorable too!! Then for you die hard die cutters, the BIG SHOT PRO is the way to go. It cuts full 12x12 sheets. At the moment the majority of the dies are for bags and boxes but they will be devemoping many more for CHA winter. I took a class today where I made a waterfall clear album. I loved working with the acrylic. I hadfun with the copics, prima bling, and many other things, so I suggest you look at clear acrylic through new eyes, I know that I will.
I saw Tim Holtz and we talked about his new distress stickles. 17 new colors!!!!!!
I took a class with Hero Arts and I think that the white opaque Staz-on has just become my new best friend.
There is so much more to tell you, I will be bringing as many samples home as possible and you know how I love to show those off!!!!
I will try to post more news tomorrow.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Hi from hot and humid Florida.

Well I just spent the day in a pre show and I got to see a lot of fun stuff.
My Mind's eye has given me samples, what great lines these are. I saw Reminisce and some of their lines are so cool. The safari line has textured animal papers that are really neat. There are 2 halloween lines and 2 Christmas lines and then their autumn bliss line has the cutest little animals.
Fancy Pants rocks as usual. American crafts has a huge great line, but I haven't seen it up close yet.
Making Memories has a beautiful Christmas Line and their glitter embellishments are sooooo nice. They also re-did the slice. It's now pink(for breast cancer), 50% faster and their new design cards have 2400-3500 images per card and you can do mirror and shadow images. We hope to demo this at our demo bar very soon.
Sei has 3 great new lines which will be available soon. Crafter's workshop has some real awesome templates for doodling and making your own backgrounds. These work well with glimmer mist, chalks, uniballs, inks, etc.......
Well there is still more work to do and much more to see so I will continue to keep you posted on our progress.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

July 12, 2009

Well we finally finished emptying the boxes we received Thursday and Friday. We have restocked our flowers and Doodlebug. We have good stock of our Copics....lots of great colors. The Stamp-a-vie stamps are disappearing quickly, we are waiting for our order of the newest Bella stamps. I have re-ordered all the distress ink colors, if anyone is missing any. Also today we put out the ****NEW***** 3 Bugs in a Rug!!!!! They are soooo cute. The christmas ones are so adorable, even though we haven't truly had a summer, I still don't mind looking at these christmas papers. The "to the rescue" line is a great little boy line with fire trucks, helicopters, cars etc...
By the way I hope that you have all been seeing some of the sneek peeks. Some of them are really wonderful. I especially like My Mind's Eye and Bo-Bunny, American crafts looks like it's going to be great too. I saw Best Creations but that is usually better up close.I will try and keep you up to date as I have more information. Remeber send your wish lists early to be sure I know what you want from CHA!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

July 3, 2009

Basic grey has arrived!!!!! it's out and ready for purchasing. CHA pre-orders are showing up in my mailbox everyday. What to buy, what to buy......oooooohhhh the dilemmas. I just ordered
3 bugs in a rug, I think it's adorable. You can see it on their site . Now I am working on my Stamping Bella order. Those stamps are soooo cute. I can't wait to have the new ones in the store and then I need my fix of KETTO's (especially Tatiana, my personal favorite) Next I think I will order the My Mind's Eye, also looking pretty nice. At this rate I won't even have to go to CHA, like that's ever going to happen!!!!
Off to do family stuff and then back to work. By the way I will be accepting any and all wish list's for new companies to carry.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

June 30,2009

well, it's been a while since i wrote but last weeks inventory took a lot more energy than expected. yesterday we started receiving our boxes and we have some new items in store, as for the older items on re-order, they may take another week or so, then we should be all caught up.

so what's new????
Stampavie stamps (absolutely adorable)
Hero Arts stamps
Heidi Grace Forever Yours
Making Memories new travel line
Penny Black(not too many left of these)
and more I'm sure, the brain is just not back to full power yet.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

June 23RD,2009

Just a quick update......... we have been here many,many ,many hours. we've drank many,many,many coffees and we've counted many many,many products!!! This feels like this is never going to end. Thanks goodness for my helpers....they always come inwith smiles on their faces (o.k sometimes the smiles fade throught the day but really, who can smile for 15 hours straight)
time to make the donuts!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

June 20,2009

Well, I just got back from seeing Chicago, the play with my dear hubby. It was really entertaining!! As far as store news, the ribbon wall is getting emptier and emptier.The real counting starts tomorrow. I have been finding little hidden products all over the store. So for those of you who have already come by, it may pay to come again as more items are added to clearance as I find them. 75% off......who can resist.

By the way for all you Stamping Bella lovers, I have it from a reliable source that there will be a new release on Thursday June 25th. I will be placing an order at that point. For those of you who are not familiar with these stamps, you should definately have a look. Also on blogabella, there is a friday challenge every week and then the previous challenge cards are posted. I have come across soooo many great ideas there, they make me want more of her stamps!!! Josee, I always love seeing your cards there!!!

June 19,2009

Whew, what a day!! 10:00am - midnight!! and inventory hasn't really started! Although we have taken down half the ribbon wall and counted it, there is still another half to go. I really hope that this system works out as wonderful as we hope it will. It will mean information will be readily available at our fingertips and less lineups and waiting for our customers(my main focus).

The sale went well today, although our Copic Marker selection is down at a bare minimum once again as well as our Ketto Stamp collection. Both of these are hard to keep in stock even on a non sale weekend so you can only imagine how crazy they are now.

Back to work for me............need to re-order the staples or when we re-open we won't have any glue left!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

June 17,2009

Well, no one could complain about the weather today. The sun was so warm and inviting. It as beautiful. We have been very busy tidying up around the store for our inventory count next week. Also we have just announced a huge sale for this weekend. Everything is on sale!!! We received a new Creative Imaginations line today called South Seas, definitely a beachy line.
For those who haven't stopped by recently, the 2 new Fancy Pants lines are gorgeous. They are disappearing fast, so is the new October Afternoon!! Anyone who was short on Copic colors can come by and pick some up as we have re-stocked our collections.
Well it's getting late and I have another training session for the new POS tomorrow. So much to do soooooo little time.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

June 10, 2009

Well, I don't know about anyone else but I am ready for the warm summer weather to arrive. I think we have had enough cold damp days to last us a while. Nothing new arrived at the store today but we are waiting for Fancy Pants and October Afternoon. Hopefully we can have these before the weekend!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

June 9.2009

Hi Everyone,

So,I have finally joined the world of blogging. I am hoping that through this blog I can keep all of you very up-to-date on the going ons at the store. This way you can check with me daily as to what has come in, gone on sale, or any other news we may have for you.
The first bit of information I need to share with you all is that we are getting a new POS system for the store. This is good news, the bad news is that we have to close for a few days to count all our inventory. We will be closed June 22,23 & 24(St. Jean Baptiste). We will re-open, hopefully in grand fashion, on June 25th!

Well that is the news for today, check back tomorrow to see how things are going.