Scrappers' Anonymous

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

Friday, December 31, 2010

BasicGrey Page of the Month 2011


DEC 31st: I have been in discussions with BasicGrey staff this week, and they have not yet finalized the details about this upcoming year's POTM program.

As we would not want to give you any information prematurely, we have not released any details about the upcoming year, as Basic Grey has not yet released any information.

If you are interested in being on our list for the upcoming year's POTM program, please let us know. Those who get their names into us will get the first chance! IF you would like to know about this past year's program, you can see what it included from our past post on Jan 25, 2010
(just click on the date which has a link to the post).

This past year was a great success, and it will be interesting to see if there are any changes to the 2011 program. I can't wait to get the FREE album in Feb from this past year's program!
Hope you will join us for another successful year!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

BOXING Day Specials!

We hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas full of warm memories! I know that my belly is certainly full!

We have:
  • FTI;
  • Daisy Bucket;
  • Chipboard;
  • Pink Cat Studio
  • & Cornish Heritage Farm products at 30% off.
  • Basic Grey Card & Page kits are $20.00 each
  • and new items added to the 60% off section.

We are now open our usual hours. Our Boxing Day Specials will continued throughout the week. Come on in, say Hi!, and find a bargain or two!

Over the past week we have had 4 shipments arrive with many NEW to our Store items! UPDATe: ANOTHER NEW shipment just arrived TODAY (Tuesday Dec 28th)

Also we are filling up the January class calendar some oldie but goodies are:

  • ATC social;
  • Club Scrap;
  • Basic Grey Page & Card of the Month;
  • Fun, Fast & Fabulous - winter-holiday theme;
  • Big Shot-Cuttlebug Manual ;
  • Stamp-a-Stack;
  • and 2 Mid-Nite Crops.

We are striving to have all classes available during the day and in the evenings or weekends so nobody misses out.

  • Teresa & Susan are working on some fabulous Altered Art Projects (well hers are fabulous, and Susan notes that her's are yet to be seen!).
  • Teresa is working on some card classes featuring Pink Cat Studio stamps & Copic markers;
  • Teresa will also be doing more stencil & embossing paste classes (we can`t wait to see her creations!).
  • There aren`t enough hours in the day for all the classes she would like to do!
  • Stacey is starting a new class called Monthly Memories, you will be making 2-12X12 themed pages.
  • Keep an eye out for more classes from Robin, Nancy, Laurie, & one more new designer whose name I won`t mention (it starts with an A and ends with nita)...

We hope everyone has a safe and relaxing holiday. Our sincerest thanx to all of you for supporting our little local business. It`s not easy competing with the big box stores & on-line sales, but we think we have them beat with our product knowledge, customer service & extremely charming personalities! Anytime we can bring a product in for you, we would love to do so. It means so much to us to be able to fulfill your crafting needs as well as you giving us the opportunity to do business with you!

We`re looking forward to having a very Crafty 2011!!



Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Still time for Christmas Creating!

We are bringing you the opportunity to complete some last minute Christmas creations. Our designers have a few Holiday classes to get you in the spirit or keep you in the spirit!

Embossed Forest Card class Wednesday Dec 8th 10:30am-12:30(1)pm: Teresa's Embossed Forest cards have been very popular. By request we are running a 4th class. Come to this class for the pure pleasure of making these stunning cards or to learn how to incorporate other products into the embossing paste for a whole new look.

Altered Art Tags: As this is a longer class we have broken it down giving you 2 class options.

Option 1: A 2-night class

Part I Thursday Dec 9th from 7-8:30pm and Part II Tuesday Dec 14th from 7-8:30pm

Option 2: take both sessions on the same day

(Part I & II) Sunday Dec 12 from 12:30-3:30pm
This class is more about learning altered art techniques than it is about the tags…You will be taught the secret to how Tim Holtz, the Altered Art Guru, creates vintage / shabby chic projects….
The class will include:
An introductory course to Ranger's product lines and one of a kind tools for Altered Art which can be used for making cards, scrapbooking and altered art projects and much more…. Learn how to use the following Ranger products: “distress ink pads”, embossing powders, alcohol inks , Adirondack dabbers, Perfect Pearls, Ink Essentials Adhesives, Distress Stickles, Distress Crackle Paint. And the list goes on…………

Christmas Box, 6 Tags AND a card! Tuesday December 14th 10am-12:30pm (*note: only 4 of the 6 tags are pictured)

This is the 2nd time we are running this class! This class will give you some fantastic tags for your special gifts that you give over the holidays!
In this class you will be making 6 beautiful chipboard tags and you will learn how to do a transfer technique with Sticky Back Canvas!
All of the tags and the card fit into the box.
The box is adorned with some great details: cricut die cuts, embossing technique using embossing folders with the Cuttlebug/Big Shot and more!
A class that you will not want to miss out on to help you decorate you gifts for the holidays!
Please bring your basic kit to class, foam dimensionals, liquid adhesive, glue stick, scissors and a scoring tool for the box.

Holiday Paper Wreath and tag Wednesday December 15th 10:00am-12:30pm

Join us today to make a Christmas Gift and and coordinating tag/mini card! Don't fret if you are not quite ready for the holidays. Just leave all of the worries to us, and you will have one more gift done. And it will be made with love.
Today's class features hand-made paper pointsettias to create a wreath as well as a matching tag/mini card.
Please bring your basic kit to class.
We hope that these classes are of interest to you and that you will join us.
Give us a call or e-mail to request a spot to be held in one of these classes. Check out our website under classes for some fantastic upcoming classes in the New Year! link to our website

Monday, November 22, 2010

Stamp-A-Stack Friday Nov 26th Registration deadline is TODAY!


Come join us on Friday Nov 26th and get your card collection underway!

My home studio Stamp-A-Stacks were a great hit, therefore, I am going to start them here at the store. Here are the details:

  • Do you enjoy making cards?

  • Want to get together with a bunch of fabulous people and create cards?

  • Want a little choice in what you make?

  • Want a class that is self-paced?

Here's how it works:

  • I design a number of cards.

  • All of the supplies for each card will be organized in a plastic bin.

  • The bins will be lined up on the workshop workstation table.

  • You just go pick a bin, and start creating!

  • All that you have to bring is your Basic Kit and you're ready!

Members fee: $18.00, Non-Members fee: $20.00. These fees will cover 6 cards. You may choose to create additional cards for $2 each. There will be at least 8 different cards for you to choose from. (only 3 of the 8 cards are shown in the picture).

This class is self-paced. You should have some card-making experience as minimal instruction will be provided, but I will be there to guide you along the way and help as needed.
You can work on your cards on your own but sometimes a group of people like to work together. So you choose what works best for you. When you are done making a card, just return the bin with all of the supplies to the main table and pick up another bin, and so on. You can make as few as 6 cards or choose to make extras during a 3 hour period.

Registration is on a first-come first-serve basis. So please register as early as possible. Registration cut off is TODAY Monday November 22nd (or when class is full-10 SPACES Available) in order to allow for preparation. A lot of time is needed for staff to prepare the materials for this class. So registering ASAP is preferable. Many thanks!

Note: Cards may be designed using a variety of mediums: stamps, die cuts, paints, etc. They are not necessarily all "stamped" cards. Variety is the spice of life!

Class Time: 6-9pm
Course Length: 3 hrs
Location: 2-50 Burnside Road West
Non-Member Cost : $20.00 + tax
Member's Cost: $ 18.00+ tax

Instructor: Stacey
Please call 250-590-1266 to register as space is limited.

Hope to see you on Friday!


Friday, November 19, 2010

New product arrivals Nov 19th!

LOOK at what is NEW!!!

Our store is just about fully stocked....but we are expecting even MORE today! I will be making calls today to all of the customers who had requested products. Many of them have arrived!

Tim Holtz: 12X12 paper pad full of 36 papers!

New product and replenishment product over our table....and that is only some of it!

Martha Stewart punches.....are there others that you like, just let us know!

Awesome cut and emboss button punch!

Graphic45: Steampunk. A LOT of you have been asking for is now here.

2 paper racks full of Christmas papers. Some brand new, and a few replenishment papers from the BG JOVIAL line!

Our class wall: Have you checked out all of the classes coming up!? There is still space in many of them. Fun, Fast and Fabulous is tomorrow. Fantastic layouts and techniques too in this month's FF and Fab!

BasicGrey: CURIO & MARJOLAINE lines! Fully stocked. 12 papers from the CURIO line and 11 papers from the MARJOLAINE line. Check out all of the coordinating product to go with these lines! Even card kits!

That's all for now, but check back. There is more new product arriving today, so I will do my best to get that up and blogged for you too!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

NEW product Nov 17-18th

The following are some of the NEW products that have arrived at the store. The BASIC GREY products go out on the floor Thursday Nov 18th for all customers. They were previewed on the 17th for Basic Grey POTM and COTM members ONLY. BEAUTIFUL lines! Come in and get these products while they are in stock! Stacey

Basic Grey: CURIO & MARJOLAINE lines. 12 papers/11 papers respectively of each line, 6X6 paper pads, office tabs, paper pieces, chipboard alphabet, card kits, and more!

TIM HOLTZ: NEW embossing folder kits(2 folder sets).

CUTTLEBUG: embossing folder set GIVE A HOOT!

Spellbinders: Magnetic Mat, only a few left!

DREAMWEAVER: Embossing paste: different varieties (Silver metallic, translucent, pearlescent, white)

Elizabeth Craft Designs: Silver peel-offs in trees and poinsettias

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sizzix Christmas BIG SHOT Bundle!

  • We have a fabulous Big Shot Christmas Bundle for you!

  • Come in and pre-order/pre-pay for
    this bundle for the special price of $169.95!

(Regular retail is $247.95. That's a $77.60 savings!)

Here's what's included:

  • 1 x Big Shot Machine (Pink) (SIZ-65-5268)
  • 1 x Multi-purpose platform
  • 2 acrylic cutting plates
  • 1 x Cutting Pad, Extended, 1Pr (For Xl) (SIZ-65-5267)
  • 1 x Texturz Impressions Pad (SIZ-65-5120)
  • 1 x Texturz Silicone Rubber (SIZ-65-5121)
  • 1 x Texturz Texture Plates Kit #5 Wintr (SIZ-65-4968)
  • 1 x Bigz Xl M&S Card, 4 Window Panes (SIZ-65-4780)
  • 1 x Tex Imp 4Pk Ornate Flowers & Frame (SIZ-65-6152)
  • 1 x Tex Imp 5Pk Christmas Set #2 (SIZ-65-5848)
  • 1 x Die Set/4 Winter Set #3 (SIZ-65-5319)
  • 1 x Bigz M&S Window, Peek-A-Boo (SIZ-65-4948)

This special is only available for a limited time. Order yours ASAP!


Friday, November 5, 2010

Teresa's Embossing Paste class!

What a great group for Teresa's Embossing Paste class featuring the Dreamweaver Bare Tree Stencil! This is a picture from her 1st class. Her 2nd class is scheduled for November 16th from 6-8:30pm.
Teresa is a VERY talented person and we are VERY lucky to have her. If you have taken any of her classes, you will know what I am talking about. It is the little details that Teresa adds to her cards and projects that give her work a special touch.
Did you know that Teresa is an incredible artist, and by artist I mean painter! You should see her watercolour paintings! We're not talking colour by number. She has a true gift. We are hoping to highlight more about Teresa in the weeks ahead. But we want you to know that you don't need to go far to learn incredible techniques, or how to create that extra special card or project. The talented designers that we have are amazing. We also have some NEW designers joining us and we can't wait to tell you more! We just feel that you need to know more about them. Look for special designer highlights and profiles in the weeks ahead!

Monday, November 1, 2010

NEW products! Nov 1st

The following products are not lasting long! Come in and get yours while you can.

Boxes of products have been arriving! Some VERY late on Friday Oct 29th as well as more product today(Monday Nov 1st)! Here's a bit of a list, but it does not include everything!

BoBunny's Christmas line: Midnight Frost is absolutely GORGEOUS! Double-sided papers, 6X6 paper pads, sticker combo sheets as well as co-ordinating Jewels.

Bazzill Cardstock: Lots of new colours in stock as well as replenishment colours. LOTS of dark browns! As well as Basic White, Ivory and Cream in BULK!

Tsukineko: StazOn Cotton White and Shimmer Spritz in all of the tones.

Dreamweaver: The coveted Bare Trees stencil! and LOTS of other stencils. Also, embossing pastes in regular white, irridescent white as well as transparent.
Enjoy your crafting and creating!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

2011 Classes!!! POLL please!

Our designers are getting ready to line up the 2011 class schedule and we would like your input.
We can design whatever classes that appeal to us, but what appeals to you? Let us know your ideas and let us do the rest. WE want YOUR wish list!

Do you want to see:

  • more card classes,
  • or is it scrapbooking classes that you desire?
  • Are you a mini album fanatic or
  • do 3D items catch your eye? or....
  • something else!?.....

We are up for whatever your heart desires and with some fabulous NEW talented designers coming your way we will do our best to fill all of your needs and wants! Are you looking to bring out the Artist in you?....hummmmm

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sizzix Super Special! Limited Quantities!

Do we ever have some amazing Sizzix Specials to offer you! After talking with our representative at one of our distributors on Friday October 22nd, she put together an amazing special for us! we are going to bring on the savings for you, our customer!

Here is the 1st FABULOUS deal! It is on the Sizzix Sizzlet Mango Tango alphabet set! There are 35 Dies in this set! Special Price $75.00!!!!!! (Regular retail price is $149.95).

Here are some details about the MANGO TANGO Alphabet set:

Measuring 2 3/8" x 2 5/8", each die in this 35-die Mango Tango Alphabet Set showcases the lovely signature style of Scrappy Cat. This set comes complete with uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers 0-9, plus select punctuation marks and more - all neatly organized in a specially designed storage case. On each die are one to two unique shapes, measuring approximately 1 1/8" tall. This alphabet works in the original Sizzix Machine as well as the BIGkick, Big Shot, Cuttlebug, Vagabond and the Sidekick Machines.

Our 2nd special is on the Sizzix Decorative Die Strips shown here. We are offering them for $15.95 each. Save even more if you purchase ALL 6 Decorative Strips! Purchase ALL 6 for $90.00 (regular retail would have been $161.70 for all 6). Individually these dies are $26.95 each.

The final absolutely AMAZING deal for you is on the Sizzix BigZ Dies shown here! These 6 BigZ Dies are being offered at over a 60% savings at $14.95 each (regular retail is $24.95). OR Purchase ALL 6 for $85.00 for even more savings.

All of these featured dies are in limited quantity, first-come, first-serve basis only. Sales are final as these are super savings! Pre-payment is required. Call us at 250-590-1266 or come in to place your order. Once they are gone, they are gone!