Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Spring Distress Inks- Pre-Order

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They have Been ordered an will be shipping in April! We are taking preorders on these, so make sure you call in to get yours ordered today! We have 24 sets coming.... Make sure you get one!!!

We have also ordered the re-inkers as well! Get them before they are gone!!
Call today: 239-495-9199

Monday, April 23, 2012

Guest Designer!!

We are very excited to welcome:

Stacye DeWid

Tattered Angels Endorsed Teacher

Wednesday May 16th 2012

About Stayce:

I was born and raised in California. I'v been married to my sweetheart for 15 years and together for 20. We live in Surf City USA, which is also know as Huntington Beach, CA. We have 5 children ranging from 11-26 and 1 gorgeous little granddaughter named Bella.

I LOVE cats and currently have 4, we have one sweet loving Rottweiler named Tripper. I am active in my church, and we are total River Rats.

LOVES: tea (hot and cold), water, tapatio, mexican food, monster energy drink, gadgets, and taking pictures!

I am a techie junkie...I could probably have worse addictions.

MAJOR DISLIKES: drama, mean people, the cold, going other places to crop, and not being conected in some form.

I have been scrapbooking for over 11 years now. I have been educating for 7 of those 11. I worked with Creative Imaginations for 5 years and have been with Tattered Angels now for 2. My job has taken me to some incredile places and I am hoping for many more! I'v been fortunate enough to have been published in several publications such as Memory Makers, Scrapbooking and Beyond, and Gift Maker Magazine.

I am blessed to have been given so many great opportunities, I truly love what I do!

Class #1: Creative Canvas Layouts

Time: 3pm-5pm.

Cost: $40.00

In this 2 layout mixed media class you will play with Tattered Angels Products, Canvas Corp Products, and several other mediums. You will walk away with 2 different and unique layouts to adorn you wall or help you fill your scrapbooks!

Class 2: Springtime Mini Album

Time: 5:30-8:30

Cost: $45.00

In this technique filled class you will mist, glam, glaze, and use several other mediums to create a unique album to share with your family and friends!

We are sure that classes will fill quickly. We will limit the seating, so make sure you call ASAP. to sign up for these fun classes!!!




Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Magenta Classes........AWESOME!

We had an amazing time last weekend with Nathalie from Magenta Rubber Stamps!

We learned so much, and I know our customers walked away on an info overload high! We are very excited about the donations that we received from Magenta for our National Scrapbook Day, and are looking forward to introducing some exciting news to you involving Magenta Rubber Stamps and Scrapbooks Etc!! Stay tuned to your emails about this exciting event!!

I want to share with you a few photos of our packed house of students! We had 3 separate SOLD OUT classes, with Magenta! Everyone had an amazing time!

Nathalie is a very hands on teacher, trying best to explain her techniques with her broken english, because she mainly speaks French!

Look at everyone working so hard, and intrigued in what they are doing!

As all of our designers do, we asked Nathalie to sign our wall of FAME!

I cannot believe that she free hand drew this flower! I guess this just goes to show that MY talent is in scrapbooking NOT in stamping! lol.


And of course, mom and I with Nathalie! What a SWEET lady! We cannot wait to have her back! Whoohoo!

Thanks to all who attended for this LONG day of classes, but totally worth every piece of knowledge that we learned! Thanks Nathalie! xoxo. Coleen

Thursday, April 5, 2012

On the Road Show with Verses Rubber Stamps.

On the Road Show with Verses Rubber Stamps!

Join us for a fun little trunk show! Verses Rubber Stamps has sent us thier most popular saying stamps!

We have had them in stock for a few weeks now, and we invite you to come check them out, and shop knowing you will receive 30% off each stamp you purchase from VERSES RUBBER STAMPS!

We also have the catalog available for browsing, so that you can choose other sayings that we may not have in stock! You will receive a 30% off discount on these special orders as well!

Stop in and let us help you stock up on a few more sayings!

Hurry in, this sale will only last untill Thursday April 19th, then we will send whats left back to Verses! Come scoop up the savings!

See you soon! xoxo,

Janet and Coleen

Friday, March 23, 2012

Product is STILL arriving!

I just wanted to let you know that our Whimsy Stamps have arrived! You have been waiting for these!

I have them priced and on the shelves! Super Cute Copic Coloring Stamps!

Our Certified Copic Instructor will be teaching some classes coming up with these fun stamps!

Stay Tuned for all the Details!

I am expecting a few more companies to arrive today! Make sure to stop in and see it HERE FIRST!

The clearance bin is FULL and we are offering 40% off all Fall, Halloween and Christmas Papers, and Stamps!

Get in and shop the amazing deals, and NEW products!


Thursday, March 15, 2012

It's like Christmas around here!

The Big Brown Truck has been visiting every day this week and last! We have been receiving new product, and its been very exciting!
Come shop the new stuff! It's stocked and on the shelves! Some of the new product includes:
Bo Bunny: Serinity, Weekend Market, Ambrosia, On the Go!, Country Garden, and Alora!
Graphic 45: Curiosity Shoppe, Little Darlings, and Kraft Reflections
Canvas Corp: All types of fun new goodies! Canvas flowers, Burlap flowers, and mini albums.
Authentique Paper: Loyal, and Curiosity
Jillibbean Soup: Several new cute lines including EASTER!!
3 Bugs in a rug: Pet, Easter
Reminisce: Easter, Travel
Glitz Designs:
Prima: Flowers, and Paper lines.
Copic: Re-Orders are in stock NOW!
Bling, Ribbons, and SO MUCH MORE! Stop in and get it here first!!!
All Fall, Christmas, and Halloween Papers, Embellishments, and STAMPS are now 40% off!
Make sure to stop in and get a bargain, while shopping the NEW stuff! Clearance Bin has been refreshed to, as I made room on our shelves for NEW product!!!
We are patiently awaiting more orders as well! The goods just keep coming!!!
See you soon,
Coleen and Janet

Monday, March 5, 2012

What's Happening this week........

We wanted to remind everyone of the fun things happening this week at Scrapbooks Etc!

Tuesday March 6th- Copic Club
Time: 6pm-8pm
JoAnn is in charge this week and you will be coloring a cute image from Impression Obssession!

Wednesday March 7th- Genuine Layout!
Time: 11am-1pm and 6pm-8pm

Thursday March 8th- Get Well Cards SOLD OUT!
Time: 11am-1pm and 6pm-8pm

WE have been receiving NEW arrivals every day to!

  • Prima: Flowers, Bling, Papers, Wood Buttons, wood sayings and more!

  • Impression Obssession- New Stamps!

  • I Brake for Stamps: Senior Stamp Collections- THESE ARE SO Funny!

  • Zva: Lots of new CHEAP Bling!

My Little Yellow Bicycle is in the HOUSE!

  • Paper House Productions: lots of new travel!

  • Authentique Paper- Both new releases!

Make sure to stop in and see all the goodies! We are expecting Graphic 45 and Bo Bunny THIS week! WhooHoo!



Monday, February 27, 2012

Suzanne Dean.....a little LOVE left behind!

Suzanne Dean left us a little Love on our wall of "fame" here at the shop before she left! This is her with the image she stamped and colored on our wall. She was sure to let us know that the wall didn't do justice for her blending! lol. All is good! We love it anyway!

This next picture is of her in action! We had a great day of classes, and when it was all done, we went to the Pewter Mug, where my father-in-law is working part time during his visit here in Florida with us! I am sure he heard things at the dinner table he didn't want to walk into! lol. It was a giggly night! Fun was had by all who attended.......I wonder if they put us out on the patio for a reason!?!?!!

Suzanne froze out on the lanai! Thankfully mom had her Thirty-One blanket in the car, to save the It was shared at the dinner table by those who froze!

Here are a few photos of us with Ms. Suzanne herself after class!

What a fun day we all had playing with Copic Markers! Thanks for coming Suzanne! We look forward to having you back in the future!


Coleen Peters

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Suzanne Dean.....Success!

We had a great day of classes with Suzanne Dean. We had a sold out class for both sessions, and everyone loved learning new techniques!
This first picture that I share is the a.m. class!Suzanne was so great giving us a background on herself before she started! It was very interesting to me at what motivated her to start her Online Classroom! I also found it interesting to learn all of her hurdles that she had along the way! What a great start to the day!

The above photo is some one on one attention that Suzanne gave t EVERY SINGLE Student! She gave great instruction on how to color, and then made sure that everyone was able to ask questions, and she was there to show, and help!

We even had a visit from the Girl Scouts! Cookies were the refresher of the afternoon!

I will leave you with a few photos from the advanced course that was offered in the afternoon! This class was a little more intense, and was more detailed with reds, blacks, and shading! I would have to say it was a super LONG day, but very productive!

Thanks Suzanne for visiting Florida! We cannot wait to have you back!



Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Guest Designer Nathalie Metivier!

Guest Designer Nathalie Metivier

from Magenta Rubber Stamps!

Save the Date of

Saturday April 14th!

We are very excited to welcome Nathalie from Magenta Rubber Stamps for the fist time! Nathalie is an amazing artist and business owner!

Class 1: 3 techniques Magenta Style!


Cost: $35.00

These cards are showing a perfect mix between funny and interesting, easy and beautiful techniques. You will create with Copic Markers, Cork, Peel Off's, Alchohol inks, Distress inks, and of course Magenta Stamps!

Class 2: Charming Cards Magenta Style!

Time: 1pm-4pm

Cost: $35.00

Pearlescent Watercolor, Distress Inks, Black Cardstock, Glossy Cardstock, Chipboards and Peel Off's are some of the products and accessories used here to create 3 lovely and romantic cards!

Class #3: Dancing Butterflies-Magenta Style!
Cost: $35.00
Do you know Ghost Technique? It was invented about 12 years ago by Magenta. It is a lovely combination of pigment used as a variation of Direct-to-Paper technique. With these 3 cards, you will learn the tips to achieve Ghost and Resist techniques!

In each class you will create 3 cards. Each class is put together using different techniques. You will learn something in every class! Store discounts will apply to those who take all THREE classes!

Reserve your spot quickly. Spots are filling up fast, and they will sell out. Space is limited! You can reserve your spot by calling 239-495-9199 or emailing:,
A 50% deposit will be required to hold your spot!

Coleen Peters

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Just a Thought......

We have been very busy meeting with our reps these past few days! This means lots of NEW goodies are on the way!

One of our reps broght this article in that they had received, and rang so true to us here at Scrapbooks Etc. that I thought I would share it. I hope you enjoy. I really did!

Too Bad Everyone Deosn't Have to Own a Buisness at Some Point.

By Kim Guymon (Scrap Bizness)

A local plant nursery near me just announced they were closing. It's too bad because the were the place you could get really cool plants for your yard- not just the standard stuff you can get at any big box store. They will be missed.

But, the article in the paper had a comment from the owner that made me have flashbacks to the scrapbook industry. The owner said that they were losing money because consumers were buying ther plants at the big box stores and then coming to this nursery for advice on planting and caring for them. The consumers knew the big box store employees didn't know what kind of fertilizer worked best for a Japanese Maple, but they knew that this independent nursery did. They dragged all thier plant issues and dying plants into the ursery for advice but left without spending a dime.
Shame on consumers. I really wish that peple would put themselves in the shoes of business owners. If you don't want to shop there and pay a little more for the local retailers fine products and experience, that's your choice. But, SHAME on you for buying "cheap" and then using the expertise of the independent for FREE. I have yet to run across a business who can exist by giving out free advice.
I can't tell you how many times this was an issue in the scrapbook industry-and probably still is. Consumers would come into thier LSS and demo every tool they could get thier hands on and then run to the big box store with a 40% off coupon and buy the one they wanted. Those same people then act shocked when thier LSS's started closing all over the country.

I have often said that a retail business is not a charity. They can't afford to give you free crop space, free advice, free demonstrations, etc. so you can go spend your money at a store that doesen't really offer any of that.

I know everyone is looking to save a buck these days, however, it's unfair to use a small retailer for information you know you can't get where you purchased your products. Coming in to ask advice for a $200.00 cutter you bought somewhere else and then feeling "justified" because you walked out with $7.00 in paper just isn't nice.
Put yourself in the shoes of that owner who has invested about everything they can give into thier Local Scrapbook Shop before you spend half an hour playing with thier tools with a 40% coupon in your purse.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Save the Date for:

Guest Designer, Nathalie Metivier

Saturday April 14th
Nathalie Métivier started in her childhood to draw and exhibit her work. With her sister Hélène and Daniel, her brother-in-law, she helped, 20 years ago, to create Magenta Rubber Stamps. One of her many tasks is to be part of the creative team. She drew many of the images as well as she invented the "direct-to-paper" and the “Ghost” coloring techniques. She appears several times on Carol Duvall Show as well as on Magenta's own videos. She is co-author with Leslie Conron Carola of the books Magenta Style Paper Magic and Magenta Style Paper Enchantments. Most of all, she likes to share ideas and techniques with others.

We are very excited to welcome Nathalie, owner of Magenta Rubber Stamps!
This will be our first time having Nathalie in the shop! Nathalie is a very known rubber stamper! She has been requested by many of you, so here we are bringing her to you, and we do so with excitement!

We are still working out class details with Nathalie, but assure you that her classes will fill up quickly. She has many different stamping techniques under her belt, and we plan to draw lots of traffic in from her.
She will be teaching 3 classes which will consit of 3 cards in each class. Each class will contain different techniques. Her samples should be in the shop soon, so you will be able to stop in and see her talent first hand and sign up for classes! Each class will be $35.00.
Call the shop to reserve your spot, before space is full! Classes will SELL OUT as they have with Suzzanne Dean, call today!
239-495-9199 a 50% deposit will be needed to hold your spot!


Friday, February 10, 2012


It's been awhile since I have acknowledged this blog! Ooops.....

We have been busy bees! We met with 2 of our favorite reps this past week, who brought us amazing product to check out! We are excited to bring you the best scrapbooking and stamping products out there!

We have several classes this month, a few are SOLD OUT already! Make sure to stop in and check them out!

Classes this week:

  • Wednesday February 15th- Creating Texture with Copic. 11am-1pm and 6pm-8pm $15.00

  • Thursday February 16th- Family Layout using Authentique's new line. 11am-1pm and 6pm-8pm

  • Friday February 17th- Midnight Crop 5pm-Midnight

  • Monday February 20th- All Day Crop (Presidents Day)

We are very excited to welcome Suzzanne Dean to Bonita Springs! Her 2 classes are SOLD OUT! We are so excited that you are so excited about these copic classes! Whoohoo! You should have received a confirmation email from her this week on your balance due, and the Copic Markers you will need for class! Please make sure your pens are labeled with your name, so it goes home with YOU!

We are also offering a TEN PERECENT discount to all class takers who purchase thier pens through us before or during the class!

Be watching your emails for all the National Scrapbook Day Excitement!