Wednesday, March 26, 2008

season of change

Spring is here. Time for new beginnings and a fresh outlook.
Our move has been relatively sane. Only a handful of mini-dramas to handle.
(still waiting for the ceiling guy to fix the leak caused by the sign guy that
ruined the lighting and table top. Didn’t think I wanted a fountain in the
classroom….but it’s kind of a nice touch!)

We are right on target with our move in/move out dates.
Remember that our final day at the original location is this Saturday.
We will be closed Sunday and Monday, then open our new doors
Our April workshop schedule is set and classes are filling fast.
Check out our new calendar feature here on the blog for dates, times
and descriptions.
Grand Re-Opening details are in the works. Please join us for some super fun
projects, prizes and hoopla! (Saturday April 19th).
We can’t wait to get started in our fresh surroundings!

Happy Spring!

Monday, March 24, 2008

main entry: moving
function: adjective
date: 14th century
1a: marked by or capable of movement. b: of or relating to a change of residence c: used for transferring furnishings from one residence to another
d: involving a motor vehicle that is in motion <> 2a: producing or transferring motion or action b: stirring deeply in a way that evokes a strong emotional response.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Our Spring Cleaning/Garage/Moving Sale is coming to an end. If you haven't made it in yet to view all the great treasure to be found...drop by soon!

We have some super fixtures, displays (great for your own craft room storage!) and store samples still available. Fresh items are added daily as we pack.

Stay tuned for moving and grand opening details.

Friday, March 21, 2008

moving out, moving in

oh my the deconstruction has begun! of course you all know we are not afraid of power tools...however Lynette seemed just a bit too enthusiastic with the drill last Saturday!!

We got our counter was then just a matter of getting it out the door.

The check mark theory worked! We got it out (in only 3 pieces!) ... on the road and into the new store. whew! We had a huge day Saturday, moving mostly all the "big stuff". It's really all coming together beautifully and we can't wait to open and share the NEW arts & scraps!!

Thanks to the entire Saturday moving crew. If you can believe it, we only had 1 fatality! (our poor, poor ribbon rack).
oh I forgot...maybe 2 fatalities....Jim's knee is also gone. (not move related the day before the move. Geez Jim if you didn't want to help us move all you had to do was say so!!)

Seriously, I hope Jim gets better soon, our crew was amazing, I am thrilled with our progress, the support from everyone out there has been phenomenal...I can't say thank you enough..thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Progress is being made.....

First an important update about the change in hours of our current store. I mistakenly wrote 10-5 as the new temporary hours but actually it is supposed to be 11-5. Again, this change is temporary as we continue to work hard to get the new store ready. Our store hours will be back to normal before you know it.

In the meantime, we are having an AWESOME super sale at the Parkway Drive location. This is your chance to plan ahead for teacher's gifts, classroom stock, kids' scrapbooking and so much more. There are deals around every corner including an entire wall of 12x12 paper priced at only 4 for a $1.00. There are more .25 cent tables, dollar sections, storage displays, and bargains galore. You won't want to miss out! New items added daily including store samples! You read samples. Now is your chance to buy some of your favorite arts & scraps creations.

The best news is that we are moving along so quickly that the new location may be ready to unveil early! Isn't that great? We are beside ourselves with excitement not only to show you the new store but also the new product that has been coming in. We have exciting new prodctfrom Cosmo Cricket, Crate Paper, Boxer Scrapbooks, Fancy Pants, 7 gypsies, Scenic Route and Karen Foster. These new goodies will all be available once the new store is open.

Monday, March 17, 2008

an important update......

We are busy getting the new location ready. The time for the big reveal is drawing near and we hope you are as excited as we are. In the meantime, please note that we have shortened our store hours slightly in order to allow us a little extra time for last minute preparations.

Our new store hours are Monday through Saturday from 11-5. This is a temporary change as we complete our move.

Thanks for your understanding.

Friday, March 14, 2008

We are packing boxes.......

The big move is fast approaching! Only 18 days until we are in the new store. We hope you are getting as excited as we are!

In the meantime we are busy packing boxes and adding more and more items to the sale tables. The goodies on sale increase in number with each passing day, don't let these bargains pass you by! This is your chance to get gently used class supplies, storage items and store displays at super low prices.

Just some of the deals you'll find include gently used glass mats, open stock albums, Paper Bright paper protectant (protect your treasures for only .50 a bottle!!!), CD racks (great for stamp cases), magazine racks, storage buckets, 12-inch trimmers and so much more! There are also some great handouts and idea flyers from some of our favorite scrapbook lines that are free for the taking.

We sure don't want to pack it all up! Shop early for the best selection.

Monday, March 10, 2008

important updates and news.....

Thanks to everyone for making our first year at the Creating Keepsakes Convention a big success. We had a wonderful time!

We met hundreds of new friends and had a total blast with all our friends we see at arts & scraps all the time! Our booth and make and take projects were rumored to be the best in show! (we're a bit verklempt).

(come by the NEW store in April for kitted versions of the make and take projects from the show!!)
Everyone's kind words and support leave us feeling energized as we face our next big venture.....moving the store!!!!

We are busy packing boxes and cleaning house here, painting and bedecking over there! whew! what an undertaking!! We are however finding unique treasures and finds that you won't want to miss out on.
Clearance items abound!!
We have all kinds of items on sale.....overstock items, gently used class supplies, store samples, store fixtures, misc. opened-yet-still-fantastic tools and supplies, paper, paper and more paper!!

we're calling it our.... Spring Cleaning/Moving/Garage Sale!!
items added daily. . . drop by today for the best selection!