Monday, December 28, 2009

Copic Instructor is Coming!

Sally Lynn MacDonald from Copic is coming!

Save the Date Friday January 8th!

We are very excited about the coming of Certified Copic Instructor Sally MacDonald! She will be here to teach 2 classes using the Copic Markers!

Class 1 will be on Friday from 1:30pm-3:30pm

What, How, WOW- What is so special about Copic Markers? These markers go way beyond coloring stamped images to multi-surface applications on cardstock, transparencies, fabric and more surfaces than you can imagine. Learn about the different styles of markers, and how the markers work, without the revealing brushstrokes so often associated with marker coloring. Unlock the secrets to choosing from the incredible 334 colors for blending and shading. Hands on practice using four blending techniques that build upon each other and culiminate with a three page handout that is yours to keep for reference and practice. An airbrushing demonstration will also be included as time allows.

What to bring: All materials supplied by instructor, A writing instrument for note taking is suggested.

Class fee is $40.00

Class #2 will be on Friday evening from 5pm-7pm and space is limited to 12 people!
Clear Acrylic Products are all the rage and this class will show you how to not only cope with the design challenges of a clear surface but how to make it SHINE. We'll expose the clear surface and show you how to maximize your supplies along with ways to embellish and enhance the surface with epoxys, ink and getting double-duty from your embellishments. Sally Lynn will make it clear and complete in simply no time at all with technique that you can use on all your clear projects. This technique-packed workshop will focus on Copic Marker ink and airbrushng as well as Glimmer Mist and the many surfaces and techniques used to color with them. From layering colors on transparencies, to airbrushing on acrylic as well as coloring "bling" , epoxy stickers, flowers and chipboard. Sally Lynn will guide you through every surface to go way above and beyond stamped images to altering everything.

What to bring: Timmer, scissors, fabritac or Zip Dry adhesive and your favorite dry adhesive. A cropadile tool or hole punch is helpful.
This class fee is $40.00

Storewide Moving Sale!

As you guys know we are moving the store just down the street! We plan to be in the new store by January 5th 2010!

We are trying to clear out the inventory for the move! The less I have to move makes me very happy!

Stop in this week Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am-5pm and Thursday 10am-2pm for special savings! The entire store is 50% off and we need the stuff gone!

CHA is right around the corner so we will be re-stocking up our inventory during CHA!

See you soon,


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

We are MOVING.........

Rumor Control!
Yes, it is finally time to let the cat out of the bag!
We are MOVING! We will be moving just down the street (towards the beach) and we are very excited!
Our new address will be:
Scrapbooks Etc
3725 Bonita Beach Rd. #7
Bonita Springs, Fl. 34134
We are excited about the new location, and hope to be all moved in by January 1st 2010!
I hope you will stop in and see it!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

You get what you ask for

Today is the day that I wind down my vacation. I have to say it has been a very relaxing one! Although it seems like FOREVER since I have seen all of you! We did alot of visiting with family while we were here! It's been a very fun vacation, and I have a feeling Hayden is going to throw a royal fight tomorrow when we have to leave his grammy and papa behind, but it won't be long and I am sure we will see them again soon!

So, I bet your wondering where I came up with my title: You get what you ask for!
When we booked our flight home I told my husband, and my in-laws that if we are going to come up this late in the year, and enjoy the "cooler" I mean FREEZING weather that I had to see snow! They laughed at me and said for your sake I hope we see it to, but it can go away after you've seen it! So, I told them it didn't have to be alot it could spit snow at me and I would be happy, and it did just that today! It's in the 30's and it did spit a little snow amongst the rain! How excited am I!

So I am here to tell you more often than you may think you get what you ask for!

See you guys soon,


Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday Sale

It is the most wonderful time of the year!

I have to admit, I love getting out there with all the crazy people on black friday! I was at walmart at 4am this morning, and got some good deals! It is hard doing my shopping away from home, but UPS will be loving me later today when I stop by with all my bargains to ship home! I hope that you got some good deals today as well, if you were adventrous like me and got out in the hussle and bustle!

Don't forget our FREE crop tomorrow, Saturday Nov. 28th! Mom will be at the store with the doors open, and tables up ready for you to crop the day away with her and get some of those more personel Christmas Projects started, and hopefully completed! The FREE crop tomorrow starts at 10am and ends at 6pm! We hope you will join!

If you can't stay to crop make sure that you stop by and enjoy some of the savings, that she will have for you!

Here is a sneak peak of some of the savings:

  • First 10 People who spend $100.00 or more will recieve a $50.00 Gift Certificate!
  • Free gift for anyone who spends $20.00 or more **pre-tax**
  • Door-prize drawings all day!
  • Free make and takes with purchases!

We hope you will come crop with us on Saturday for FREE, and take advantage of all our great specials!



Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bang bang deer papa!

Well, we finally made it to Missouri ! We arrived to our inlaws bright and early Tuesday morning! We left home about 3am monday morning! It took about 22 hours for us to get here, considering the fact that we have the boys with us, and that Hayden is now potty trained that isn't to bad of timing! The boys were for the most part very good for the drive. Clayton was very anxious to get to his grammy and papas home!

It happens to be hunting season, which makes my husband Jason very excited! Hayden was very excited also to learn that he was going to be able to bang bang a deer. He talked about it the entire time we drove. Everytime we stopped to eat or get gas, he got very upset because he wanted to get to papas so he could bang bang his deer.

So, today happened to be the day that papa bang banged a deer. Yes, papa shot a deer today, and hayden was SO excited to see this deer! Papa happened to buy Hayden a bb gun at Walmart so, Hayden took his gun up the hill (after papa alread shot it) and we snuck up on the sleeping deer, and hayden got to bang bang the deer! I have the best photos and I will upload them later.....I forgot my cord to upload, so I will have to get them put on a CD and upload them that way! Stay tuned! I promise before I leave here I will get them uploaded.

Well, I have talked to my mom and she has been busy around the shop getting things ready for Black Friday and the Santa's workshop that will be Saturday December 5th! Make sure to stop in and see what she is up to! Who knows maybe she will be giving some deals away like I do when shes on vacation....shhhhh don't tell her I said that!

Well, I hope everyone is doing good! We are having a blast! We are going to go visit Jason's grandparents today, and have dinner with his mom tonight! Busy Busy here! Hope you all have a great rest of your week, and a fun weekend!


Friday, November 13, 2009

Holiday Savings Coupons

Holiday Coupon Savings
It's that time of year, and we are looking for whatever savings we can find! Me included!
I have worked very hard to put together a coupon book that will give you 6 months of savings! In this coupon book you will find FREE offers, along with free products with purchases!
In this book you will find over $350.00 worth of savings! Each month you will have 2 different offers to take advantage of!
Stop in and find out what all the excitement with this book is about, or give me a call!
Talk to you soon!


Fall Savings for Friday the 13th.

Friday November 13th's savings........
The more you spend, the more you $ave!!
$pend up to $19.00 and receive a 10% discount
$pend $20.00-$49.00 and save 15%
$pend $50.00-$59.00 and save 20%
$pend $60.00- to $79.00 save 25%
$pend $80.00-$99.00 save 35%
$pend $100-$149.00 and save 40%
$pend $150.00 or more and save 50% off your complete purchase
(offer not valid on classes or crop fees)
All discounts are taken before sales tax!
Hope you will stop in and $$ save money with us!
Sale ends Saturday November 14th!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fall Savings for Wednesday November 11th

Fall Savings Continues......

All Punches are 50%off

Free Make and Takes

Free gift with $10.00 purchase

All class a' peels stickers 50% off

All Reminisce Papers 50% off

Stop in to save $$$$ on these products!

See you in the morning!!!

Fall Savings Week Continues

The savings continues.......

Tuesday November 10th
My Little Yellow Bicycle papers 25% off
Free Gift with purchase of $10.00 or more
Free Make and Take
All Stamps are Buy one Get one FREE!!
Stop in for all the great savings!
****Remember all purchases this week are 20% off*******(does not include sale items)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fall Savings

Fall Savings Week

Starting November 6th- November 14th

Stop in each day for make and takes, and special savings on select items. We will offer different discounts each day on select products, and we will also be offering a 20% discount the entire Week! Make sure to stop in and save!

Savings start Friday November 6th- 20% discount on select products.

Friday November 6th
all Bazzill Cardstock will be offered at
25 sheets for $10.00
What a deal!
Saturday November 7th
All Halloween Products will be 40% off
and select Thickers will be Buy one get one FREE
We will have special discounts like this for the entire next week as well, so make sure to check the blog daily, and see what's going on!
We will see you soon for all the great storewide savings!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

November Newsletter and Class Schedule

I cannot believe we are in the month November already. This year has completely flown by. Clayton will be ONE next month, oh my gosh how they grow so fast!

We are excited about bringing you lots of fun projects over the next few months. If you are anything like us we have lots of handmade gift ideas for the holiday season. I know my family members LOVE getting handmade gifts for the holidays, and in fact anytime during the year!

So, with that being said we have lots of fun workshops over the next few months, and our Santa's Workshop which will be a day filled with mini projects, and make and takes for those you love! We are getting all the details now, but save the date for December 5th, so you can get your holiday crafts complete before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season begins!

I also have other exciting news to tell you, but FIRST we have get everything set in stone before we let the word out so stay tuned for some other exciting news.....

Make sure you are reading our blog as well! Visit us at

We also, have changed our hours again, Due to my crazy two children we are going to definately be closing on Monday's. Our store hours will be as follows:

Monday- Closed
Tuesday- 10am-7pm
Wednesday- 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-5pm
Friday- 10am-5pm (except for crop nights we will be open till midnight!)
Saturday- 10am-3pm (except all day crop days we will be open till 10pm)

November Class Schedule

Wednesday November 4th- Paper Bag and Card Class
Time: 11am-1pm
Cost: $25.00
Join Coleen for another great class! We will be using the Polar Express Line from Imaganisce. In this class we complete 6 Christmas Cards, 3 bags, and several gift tags! Make sure to sign up fast because space is limited!

Tuesday November 10th- Gratitude Cards
Time: 11am-1pm
Cost: $20.00
Janet will be teaching a great card class using My Little Yellow Bicycles Fall Line. In the class you will complete a set of 6 cards. Make sure to get your fall cards out in time, by taking this class!

Thursday November 12th- Fall Memories Mini Album
Time: 11am-1pm
Cost: $45.00
This album is perfect for a holiday gift, or a perfect mini album for your cocktail table at home! We will be using the fall line by My Little Yellow Bicycle for this class. We complete a 14 page mini album in a matter of hours. Make sure to sign up fast while supplies last. You won't want to miss this great project!

Friday November 13th- Midnight Crop
Time: 4pm-Midnight
Cost: $7.00
Yup, that's right this crop is on Friday the 13th. Get in here and get a head start on all your Christmas Projects! Or, just come in and scrap all your favorite memories! Bring a friend.......Make a friend or two!

Tuesday November 17th- Christmas Cards with Janet
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: $20.00
Join Janet again for another Christmas Card Class. In this class you will complete 6 adorable cards to send to your loved ones this season!

Wednesday November 18th- Book of Me
Time: 6pm-8pm
Cost: $20.00
Join Janet for another great book of me series class. We will be winding this "club" down, and getting ready for the next great series that Basic Grey will be bringing us!
This month's theme is "Who inspires Me" You will be using the new Nook and Pantry release. Absolutely goregous! If you haven't been in to sweep this line up yet, you better hurry! We only have 2 packs left!

Satruday September 21st- All day Crop
Time: 10am-10pm
Cost: $10.00
Join us for another 12 hour long crop. We get so much done in these 12 hours, and the fun we have is unexplainable. Join us and get some scrappin' done!

Thursday November 26th- Thanksgiving Holiday
We will be closed to celebrate the holiday with our family. We hope you to have a great holiday weekend.

Friday November 27th- Black Friday
We will be closed on this day so we can join you and all the other crazys for the Black Friday Sales!

Satruday November 28th-
We will be open for you this day! Who knows maybe even a sale! Stop in and see whats happening!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Check this out!

Check this out!

This is a layout that Kelly Goree designed! She took these pictures while she was here visiting in Florida last month!

Make sure to read her journaling! She was a true wedding crasher! Thanks Kelly for sharing! We can't wait to have you back!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Busy Busy Busy!

I can't believe how busy we have been here lately!

This blogging can get away from you. Sorry I haven't been on for awhile! Well, today my mom kept Clayton all day for me and Hayden went to school so, I was here at the store all by myself.......So the question is did I get anything creative done? and the answer is NO.

See, yesterday was my day off, so I took Clayton to his re-check ear appointment at 10am., and then decided that I wanted to run to Old Time Pottery to look for some fall decorations for the store! So we headed to Ft. Myers, and I had a great time picking stuff up at Old Time Pottery (one of my most favorite stores!)

My intentions today were to take down all of the Halloween decorations, and to put up fall decorations, well that started a HUGE mess. I then decided that before I even attempted to decorate I needed to re-arrange some of the products in the store! So, I started re-arranging, and made a huge mess of the store. ( I knew I had till midnight to clean up) so after I had my mess cleaned up I could then start to decorate for fall!

So, long story short, I got the store cleaned up, and decorated before my croppers came in tonight!

You guys all know me well enough to know that when I clean out and re-arrange, I always find good stuff to put on sale and boy have I done a good job this time!

I have marked LOTS of papers down 50% plus added more papers to the 25 cent rack so, make sure to stop in and check out some of your favorite brands all at a discounted price! All thickers are still on sale to! Buy one get one FREE!

Stop in soon!


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Computer Virus


I just wanted to appoligize for not posting in a few days! We had a virus on our computer so we have been without it for a few days! All is better now! We have it all taken care of and are virus free!

Mom is out of town so you know that means I have something up my sleeve :) So, make sure to check back for details!

We are currently working on the October Calendar so I will post it to the blog as soon as I have it all typed up! That is the game plan for today!

I am also working on getting the Kelly Goree Event pictures uploaded to a slide as well, so lots happening here!

Stay Tuned!


Monday, September 21, 2009

I'm just Sayin'

OMG, What a super FUN weekend! Kelly Goree was absolutely amazing! Thanks so much Kelly for visiting us in Florida! We hope that you had as much fun on your visit as we had with you!

Ok so some of you may be wondering why I named my title "I'm just Sayin'"......If I picked up one thing from Kelly from the weekend it would be her phrase "Im just Sayin'" and "Rock On". Our weekend started out great, Mom picked Kelly up from the airport and ran her by the shop, so I could meet her! The first thing she did was say hi Coleen, and acknowledged Clayton right away. He got TONS of lovin' from Kelly! What a lucky boy! after she was done lovin' on my little baby boy, she gave me a hug! I wouldn't have wanted the weekend to start out any other way!

Mom went and checked Kelly into her hotel, and then we freshened up and met Pam from Strawberry Fields in Cape Coral at Gulf Harbor CC for dinner.......It was absolutely amazing! (I'll post picts later) Pam's husband is an outstanding Chef! Thank you Pam and Norbert for such a wonderful dinner! The company was great, the sunset was perfect, and it started out the weekend just wonderfully!

Saturday was the "Fall" mini album at SF. It was crowded in there with 18 wonderful women who stayed on track, and worked very hard on thier adorable project! Thanks Pam for having us up for the day!

Sunday was the mini album "Boo to you" at Scrapbooks Etc! What an adorable project. It too was a very busy day with 20 women attending the class.

Kelly and mom started out the day with a walk on Bonita Beach, and then came in for a fun and exciting day of classes! Kelly was absolutely amazing!

For those of you who missed out on Kelly's unbelievable classes, there is nothing to fret about! We are in the process of getting another event scheduled with Kelly and some of here close scrapbooking friends! Stay tuned to the blog and emails about what is in the works!

For those of you who were able to come hang out for the day did you have fun? I sure did! It was quite spooky in here wouldn't you say? Kelly did an awesome job teaching her class! I promise to have all the photos posted soon!

Did I forget to mention that Kelly signed our wall??? Very Very Cool!

Have a creative day!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lovin' me some Basic Grey

Basic Grey's Kelly Goree arrives tomorrow Friday September 18th.

Oh My Gosh I cannot believe how close we are to having Kelly in the store. We are super excited about having her here! She arrives in town tomorrow, and boy do we have a weekend of fun planned for her, you , and us!

Mom picks her up from the airport and then they will be off for some lunch! Then we have dinner reservations with Pam at Strawberry Fields, Pams magnificant husband will be cooking a wonderfully prepared dinner.....I cannot even wait. My mouth is watering as I type this. Then its off to Strawberry Fields in Cape Coral bright and early on Saturday, for a fun day of classes using the newest CHA release Indian Summer.....I can hardly wait to see how the album turned out! I'm even more excited to see all of Pam's customers totally excited about Kelly being in the house! Sunday is Scrapbooks Etc's Day! I cannot wait! Kelly has put together an album full of spooky ideas just for US!

Let me tell you the product you are getting in these kits is just unbeliveable. Kelly has used TONS of product. If she only used one thing from the package that's ok, you get the whole thing. You will walk away with tons of product left over that you can use on your layouts!

For those of you class takers make sure you are here about 12:45pm. Class will start promptly at 1:00 so we can finish up, and be able to start the October Book of Me layout by 3:30ish. We can't wait, and we hope you are as excited as we are!
Happy Scrapping,