Wednesday, March 31, 2010

All Day Crop Photos

We had a great time at our Spring All Day Crop. There were lots of prizes, free gifts, fun vendors, plenty of make 'n take, great food, and lots of fun. We do this twice a year so if you missed out this time, be sure to check for our fall one, usually in August. Here are the photos from the Crop:

Mary Engelbreit!

Everyone is set up


Cute shirts, girls


Denise, Barbara, and Chanele in our cute aprons Barbara got us

Patty with Creative Memories

Album Embossing

Pampered Chef

Adeline from Close to My Heart

Make 'n Takes



Karen's Class

Dessert - Everything is better with a cherry on top


And for those of you dying for Barbara's lemon bar recipe, here it is. They were amazing!

Lemon Bars
Preheat oven to 350

Blend together:
2 cups flour
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
Press into a 9x13 pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly browned on edges.

While crust is baking, mix well:
4 eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Pour over baked crust as soon as it comes out of the oven. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until set.
Cool completely. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar and cut into approximately 24 bars.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Basic Grey Page of the Month Club

We are proud to introduce the Basic Grey Page of the Month Club! This exclusive club will be held at Scraporium the second Monday of every month for an entire year. On that Monday, we will have a new kit by Basic Grey featuring one of the newest paper lines with more than enough product to make a beautiful 2-page 12x12 layout. You will also receive color instructions so you may do your layout at home or make it at the store where we will have a full sample and someone there to help you. Each month the page will feature a new technique and a new line so you will always be learning something new and playing with new product at the same time. Each month the cost is $20.00 for the kit and at the end of the year, if you complete all 12 layouts, you will receive an exclusive Basic Grey album that is not sold in stores. The album is yours free for completing the year. The paper in the monthly kit alone is worth more than $20 plus you will receive embellishments and will have plenty left over to do other projects. It is really a great deal and a fun way to check out new product.

Our first class will be Monday, April 12th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. You may just pick up the kit and take it home if you would like or you can come between 6:00 and 8:0pm and someone will help you with the page layout. We do have a very limited amount of space available and this is an exclusive club so you must sign up to take part and I suggest you act fast because I know the space will fill up quickly. Please call the shop at 813-26-7946 if you have any additional questions or would like to sign up.

This month's Layout:

Details of the layout:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

All Day Crop

Just Added

We just added some exciting classes to April's calendar, here's an overview:

Adhesive Layout - Saturday, April 10th
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Cost: $20.00
Instructor: Kelly

Tattered Angels Travel Book - Sunday, April 11th
Time: 1:00 - 4:00
Instructor: Bonnie
Cost: $45 supplies included
Due to overwhelming demand, Bonnie is teaching a class on her Travel Book.  This book is made with Glimmer Mist and Tim Holtz embellishments, learn new techniques and make a gorgeous book! DSC00601 DSC00605 DSC00602 DSC00603

Teresa Collins Documented Mini Book - Saturday, April 17th
Time: 2:00 - 5:00
Instructor: Kelly
Cost: $25 supplies included

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Girly Bind it All Book - Sunday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 - 4:00
Beautiful Bind it All book made with Fancy Pants Dancing Girl line.  Lots and lots of fun techniques thrown into this beautiful girly book.

Cost: $35 supplies included
Instructor: Kelly 

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Scrabble Board Class - Monday, April 26th
Time: 6:00 - 8:00

Cost: $25 supplies included
Make this actual Scrabble board display piece choosing a Dog Lovers, Best Mom, or Teacher theme.

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Tons of New Product

This all came in this past week and there's even more coming!

New St. Patrick's Day paper and embellishments too

Tons of new Reminisce product

I love this new sports line by Reminisce

Pretty Easter paper

New Graphic 45 paper, looks amazing with Tweety Jill collage packs!

Lots of fun Maya Road


PLUS tons of new Moxxie and loads of Karen Foster that you will just have to come in to see!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Three Days in Wonderland

The movie is out:

......and we're celebrating with Tweety Jill and her Alice in Wonderland collage packs

Jill Haglund from Tweety Jill designs will be in our store teaching a wonderful Alice in Wonderland class complete with ATC cards, greeting cards, and a crown book for three days. This was so much fun last month that we just had to do it again. See all the photos from the last event here:

The dates are Friday, March 19th through Sunday, March 21st (please ignore the dates on the brochure, this has the old dates). The cost is $125 for the entire weekend or $50 a class. All the attendees at the last event said it was well worth the money, you get a lot of product and learn some great new techniques. Jill is a wonderful teacher and we hope you all get a chance to do at least one of her classes. We promise you will have a blast!

If you cannot attend the event, check out her beautiful stamps, collage packs, and card kits in Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter


Secret Blog Sale

This is a secret sale for all our Blog readers. During the week of Monday, March 7th through Saturday, March 13th mention this Blog post and receive 25% off your total purchase. This sale is a secret so we will not remind you of it at the register, you must mention the 25% off at the time of purchase. This sale includes all regular priced and Outlet merchandise so take advantage of it!

Treasure Hunt Week in Review

We started out with a decorated room and a great photo op, thanks to Bonnie, Sheila, and Sue




We put out our beautiful sign made by Karen to welcome the Treasure Hunters

.....added some fun dress-up clothes

.....we put out a few samples

And the Treasure Hunt began

We invited Jill Haglund from Tweety Jill who was kind enough to do an ATC make 'n take for all the visitors


and also the Scrapbook Guild
Check out this new guild with monthly meetings and fantastic speakers

plus we had Brenda from Scrapendipity Retreats promoting her Spring Fling in April at the Westshore Marriott
Check out her great events

All the Treasure Hunters got to make their 6x6 page

and, of course, have their photo taken with the infamous Captain Jack


When Captain Jack was not there, they still had fun with our Treasure Chest

It was an incredible week! We are all exhausted and ready to actually rest but it has been so great meeting new people, having fun with Captain Jack and Tweety Jill, and stamping passports. We hope that all of the Treasure Hunters will be able to come visit us again soon for a class, crop, or just to shop and hang out.

We have to thank everyone who helped out, this was a lot of work and takes a whole team to get our store ready! Thanks so much to Bonnie, Karen, Terry, Sheila, Kelly, Sue, Barbara, Brenda, and the Scrapbook Guild.