Scrappers' Anonymous

Scrappers' Anonymous
Victoria, BC's Premier Scrapbooking Store #2-50 Burnside Road West, Victoria, BC 250-590-1266

Thursday, December 24, 2009

T'is the Night Before Christmas...

...and all through the store
Not a creature is stirring and I've locked the door.

I'm sipping on eggnog & nibbling snacks
The papers' all nestled all snug in the racks.

Susan & Stacey at home with their kin
Unaware that price slashing is about to begin.

Layne's loose in the store, all on her own
She's cutting prices, close to the bone.
She's got the price gun, it's loaded, there's rum
Come Boxing Day morning let customers come!

Let's keep it a secret, keep it under your toque
My job will be safe, no fear of rebuke.

This, my Holiday thank you to you
For all that you give and all that you do.

40%!! - that number feels right
Merry Christmas to all & to all a good night.
Sale on starting Boxing Day Dec 26th until further notice!

Friday, December 11, 2009

LOTS of product just arrived!

A huge order was filled for us.

We have a fabulous assortment of Cuttlebug embossing folders (tons more of the Christmas folders), Cuttlebug combo kits (die cut and embossing folders all in one), more Scor-tape, the NEW Pink Cat Studio mini sets, more Spellbinders... LOTS of Fleur de Lis!, Scor-Pals and lots of other goodies!
Happy Creating!

COPICs are instock!

This is just a follow-up post to let you know that the COPIC markers are in the store in full force once again. We had a special "COPIC member" night to give the customers who pre-ordered COPICs, those who have taken our COPIC classes or who have purchased COPICs in the past from us first dibs. It was a HUGE success! ***if you were not contacted but should have been, please contact us with your e-mail address and we will add you to our COPIC distribution list.***

There are still plenty of markers left as we did order 681! Plus we did have some still in stock. The last time I checked we were down to roughly 500 but that was 4 days ago. That's a lot of markers sold in such a short period of time. With so many sold, it shows you just how wonderful these markers are. If you have not given them a try, why not start with just one marker. Susan and I can show you how with just one marker, you can achieve a great colour blend. If you would like to learn more ways to use these markers, our COPIC beginners class is fabulous way to start! The next classes is scheduled for Thursday January 28th from 6:00-8:30pm.

HAPPY Blending!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Another Mini X

Tomorrow I will be teaching again at Glanford Middle School. Being sick the last two days and a 12 hour crop this past Sunday, left me with tonight to complete and prep my projects. I am normally not a procrastinator, but I do work well under pressure!

Here are some pictures of the project that the 20 students will be doing tomorrow!

An ornament packaged in a coordinating box.

Happy Christmas Creating!


Friday, November 20, 2009

Canadian Scrapbooker & Basics and...

a famous Customer!!!
Melissa Ferguson stopped by our store today looking for the Winter Volumes of the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine! (Yeah we have them!!) To our delight she was published on page 136 of the Canadian Scrapbooker Winter 2009-2010 Issue. Check out her scrapbook layout "Embrace Your Inner Clone".


Why not challenge yourself to enter your work to be published? You never know, you might be our next "famous customer!"

Here is information on entering submissions for publication to Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine:

Canadian Scrapbooker wants to see and publish your work. If you have an unpublished, original layout that you want to share with others across Canada, please send it to us! It’s simple. Below you’ll find a quick guide on how to submit your work. Call For SPRING – Deadline November 15, 2009 (this date has past, but check out the other entries that you may submit)

We are currently looking for pages in the below themes:

Layouts that use the colour VIOLET
Layouts using tissue paper
Layouts inspired by Ukrainian Easter eggs
Spring is in the air
Layouts using vintage tags
Layouts inspired by nursery rhymes

We are also looking for that perfect photo for our Spring 2010 cover. If you have a photo that you have taken and you feel it would look fantastic on our magazine cover, please send it to us!
Deadline for the Spring 2010 page call: November 15, 2009

Call for paper crafts (including children’s paper crafts) – ongoing

Call for unpublished Canadian layouts – ongoing

Call for unpublished original Canadian layouts – ongoing

Call for amazing photos – ongoing

Call for seasonal photos for our website – ongoing

Call for “Walking Away” photos – ongoing

How To Submit Your Work
Fill out the online submission form on Canadian Scrapbooker's website, or
E-mail a scanned image or digital picture of your work to Please limit file size to 200K and attach only one image per submission.

Please be sure to include the following information in your email:



Phone number

E-mail address

Title of layout

Size of layout

In the subject line of your e-mail, please indicate the Page Call you are submitting for. For example: “Spring 2010”.

Have an idea for an article? Send it to us! The sky’s the limit! We are continually looking for fresh ideas to share with our readers. E-mail your article to: Please include any images that you would like to include. We look forward to hearing from you.

GO AHEAD, GIVE IT A TRY....but let us know here at Scrappers' Anonymous!

Happy Scrapping!


New Product Arrivals!

  • Many NEW product arrivals have made it to the store!

  • Glue Glider Pro and refills

  • Transfer Foils

  • Replenishment of Flower Soft Polar White

  • Flower Soft Autumn Mix

  • NEW products that arrived this week and are going quick!

    Cuttlebug Winter/Christmas Embossing Folders (some already sold out! We are hoping to get more in!)

  • Cricut Limited Edition Winter Cartridges!

    Sizzix Christmas Set #2 Textured Impressions

Still waiting for the arrival of the much anticipated COPIC markers! We will keep you informed and let you know when they do arrive!

Happy Crafting!


Thursday, November 12, 2009

COPICs are on the way!!!

This is a quick post to let you know that if you have been waiting for COPIC Sketch markers, the wait is soon over!!! YEAH!

There are 122 different colours on the way! I can't wait to have a good stock back in. If you have requested any colours, all requests will be filled!

I will post again once they have arrived!

We are also compiling a separate e-mail distribution list of our customers who are interested in COPICs. If you have purchased COPICs through us or have taken a class, I have added your name to the distribution list if we have your e-mail. If you have not given us your e-mail address in the past and would like to be added to this distribution list, please let us know. You can e-mail us at or call 250-590-1266.

Let the colouring begin!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pink Cat Studio - NEW Small Stamp sets!

I don't know if you had the chance to look at Pink Cat Studio's digi stamps? There are so many of them that I adore. But as a "rubber stamp" enthusiast, of course I would have preferred them as rubber stamps rather than digi.

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to talk some business talk with Melissa, owner of Pink Cat Studio. She was tossing the idea around about smaller stamp sets. I LOVED the idea, and discussed my suggestions with her.

Well, she has just announced that she is going ahead with the "smaller stamp set" idea and they will soon be on their way! These 3 main stamp images were amoung my top picks!

Check them out! Would you like to be one of the first to have these fabulous stamp sets? Just call or e-mail the store (250-590-1266 or, leave all of your contact info, and we will put your requested sets aside for you.



Consignment Stamps!

Wow! Our consignment area has been doing fantastic! We recently had new/gently used stamps brought in for consignment, so be sure to come in and check them out.

Here is a picture of the consignment area. Some stamps have been sold since this picture was taken only 2 days ago.
There is still room for many more stamps. If you have some stamps that need to be dusted off, consider bringing them in. The process is very easy: bring your stamps in, fill out the consignment forms and leave everything else for us to take care of! It can't get more simplistic then that! reap the rewards after your stamps sell (cash or product!).
Hope to see you consigning soon!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Mini X!

Tomorrow I will be at Glanford Middle School teaching at their Mini X! I had not heard about Mini X's until this year. They are extra-curricular mini classes.

I have been busy this evening prepping for this special day tomorrow. Cutting, Cutting and more Cutting.....for 20 students. Here is a picture of what my table looked like once I organized all of the pieces.

I will be helping the students make a chipboard tag that they can use as a bookmark, turn into a magnet, make it into a door sign for their room, or something special that they would like to use it for.

The kids will be sanding, sponging ink on their project, using the Cuttlebug machine to die cut their cardstock, as well as using ribbon. All this in a 1 hour limit....Wish me luck!

Here are the pieces finalized in their individual envelops and the project is shown on top. As you know, I have to be organized for my classes!

Stacey Rumsby
UPDATE!!!! The Mini X class went quite well....and believe it or not, some of the students were done 15 minutes ahead of schedule and some took the hour. All-in-all, every student completed their project, so I would say that was successful.

Classes, Classes and More Classes!

Have you had the chance to come in to see our class wall!? Well it is looking wonderful!

I LOVE the creativity our staff is showing in their work. Here is a picture of our 'class samples' wall.

We have the following classes on display. Go to our website and check under classes for more details.

Fun, Fast and Fabulous: Layouts are on display and one is on it's way! This class is scheduled for November 28th from 10:00am - 6:00pm.

Fun, Fast and Frugal: This class is scheduled for Friday November 6th from 5:00pm-9:00pm

AMuse Cards - Technique Talent Class: This class is scheduled for this Saturday November 7th from 1:00pm-3:00pm. This class is designed and taught by Certified AMuse Instructor Glenda Wyatt.

Box & 8 cards/tags: This class is scheduled for Tuesday November 10th from 6:30pm-9:00pm

Beginner Photo Class 1 &2: Instructed by photographer Kristin. Come in and see pictures that she has taken that are on display. Class 1 is scheduled for Saturday November 14th from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Class 2 (a field trip to use your camera!) is scheduled for Friday November 20th from 1:00-3:00pm.

We also have the following crops/classes that are coming up:

MIDNIGHT CROPs: Friday November 13th & Friday November 27th

CATCH THE BUG (cuttlebug/big shot classes): Tuesday November 17th or Thursday November 26th

FREE Beginner Class: Thursday November 12th

ATC Social: Our ATC social for this month is on Thursday November 5th....and it is FULL! If you are interested in the joy of trading ATCs and socializing amongst others who love this art form, let us know. We can add you onto the next social or start a new date if there are more people than our workshop can hold.

Classes that will be scheduled soon:

Get a handle on the Holidays Card Class and a Baby Card class.


Sunday, November 1, 2009

New Pink Cat Studio Stamps

We will be receiving the new Pink Cat Studio "Itty Bitty Christmas" stamps next week, hopefully by Wednesday so stay tuned!

New Staff

Has everyone had a chance to meet our new staff members, Teresa and Layne? They are both awesome women and bring amazing talent and personality to our shop.

Layne created a gorgeous fundraising card for Breast Cancer Awareness month which was featured at our one-year anniversary, thanx Layne!

Teresa has created two of the three layouts for our Fun, Fast & Frugal class this Friday, November 6. Her work is beautiful!

Make sure you check out the card contest entries on our web site, wonderful cards by everyone who entered. Look for another card contest to be announced soon.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sales Sections!

Come on in to see (and take advantage) of our Sales Sections!

We have expanded our 35% off shelves! Some of the items is this section are: heating tools, paint, stamps, self-healing mats, embellishments, Sizzix texturz starter kit

There are also now 3 tiers of racks that have both Single-Sided and Double-Sided papers on sale. Sale is on selected items only: Single-sided now 70 cents/sheet, Double-sided now 90 cents/sheet. Some of the brands on these racks are: BoBunny, Upsy Daisy Designs, Basic Grey, Scenic Route and more.
Happy Saving!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September's Contest Kit!

September's Scrapbook Contest Kit is ready for purchase. The paper featured in this month's kit is from Basic Grey. There are also Gold Jumbo Brads and Art Glitter. Also in the kit is a list of rules, a photo waiver form as well as a prize entry form. Please fill out these forms and hand them in to staff when you return your completed layout.

Many thanks and Happy Scrapping!


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Solid Cardstock Collection!

We have a fabulous assortment of solid cardstock.
More stock has just arrived and many colours have been replenished as well as the cardstock for use with COPICs!

Note the full compliment of Black Magic, Chocolate Box, Vintage and White Wash lines from Core'dinations.
Let the colour re-arranging begin! You will notice many colours out of place, but we just HAD to get them out! Would you believe that some of the cardstock has not made it to the shelves yet! We will begin rearranging the colours over the next few days to help you better find the colours that you need.
Hope you had a colourful weekend!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Basic Grey - Wisteria Line replenished!

Basic Grey's Wisteria paper line was so popular (and fantastic!) that we decided to replenish it!
A few of the papers are new to our store as well!
I especially love the Violet, Tea Lights and Gazebo!

Christmas Paperlines are in!

Many of the NEW paperlines for Christmas are now in stock! Come in and check them out. Great papers for cardmakers and scrapbookers alike. There are fantastic papers for Vintage layouts, ones that lend well to ATCs as well as papers that are great for mini books. Check out more of the pictures of these papers on our website under New Product Arrivals.
If you get as excited as I do over paper, you will know it was just like Christmas morning!
Happy Holidays(even if it is a little early!),

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Garage Sale is ready to go tomorrow
Sunday August 9th from noon-4pm.
  • Lots of goodies
  • incredible prices
  • and as always a smile on our face just for you!

See you tomorrow. Bring your cha-ching, cha-ching, but just don't raid your kid's piggy banks! If you remember, please bring a bag to put all of your new found treasures in!


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Summer Savings Spectacular!

These Summer Savings Spectacular Specials are for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!

This Sale STILL ON!!! 35% off selected Items:
Shown here is a sampling of some of the items that are on the 35% OFF Shelf! Come on in and find some fabulous papercrafting treasures at fabulous prices!

THIS SALE NOW OVER: ALL SPELLBINDERS DIES $23.95 for a limited time! They are going fast! We sold

out of 12 different ones yesterday!

NOW at an EVERYDAY Low Price! BIG SHOT machine $109.95 + tax. Our sale went so well on the Big Shot, that we have lowered our regular price, to give you an everyday low price! We carry many products that work with the Big Shot machine....come check out the many possibilities.

Happy Saving while papercrafting!


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Fun, Fast and Fabulous!

Fun, Fast and Fabulous has been a great success! I thought that I would post a few pictures from our last event. Our next Fun, Fast and Fabulous day is Saturday July 25, 2009. Check out our website to find out how to register.

We had a fabulous group of ladies attend our June 20th class. They each made 10-12X12 page layouts. Here are some sneak peaks of some of the layouts that the scrappers did during the last class:

Many happy Scrap Moments to you ALL!

OMG I did it!

Well, I've finally bit the bullet and started a blog for the shop. I've never had one of these, heck I've barely looked at one before!! I figure it's time to stop procrastinating and get it started. Now what do I do???... Here's a pic of me, Kimberly, Kelsey and my Granma Rose at Christmas in North Van.