Monday, February 27, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
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!
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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: firstname.lastname@example.org,
A 50% deposit will be required to hold your spot!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Too Bad Everyone Deosn't Have to Own a Buisness at Some Point.
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
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
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!