Scrappers' Anonymous

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

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Garage Sale!!

Today is the day to get a deal!

We are holding the garage sale over for one more day (Sunday August 29th)! There is are so many crafting goodies left over!

There are so many goodies on our tables...the most we've had so far! There is sure to be something for everyone. If you were not able to make it on Saturday, Sunday may be your lucky day!

Come into the store Sunday August 29th between noon - 4pm for the additional day for the garage sale. You will also be able to check out all of the new products in the store too.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

NEW product arriving!

UPDATE: Our shipment arrived!!! It has all been entered in our system and is on the shelves! Come in to check it out!

Some of the NEW Products in this shipment:

  • Imaginisce (Apple Cider, Cottage Christmas)

  • Graphic 45 (Halloween in Wonderland and Christmas Past)

  • LOTS of new Ribbon is also on the way,

  • Kaisercraft: Duchess collection (retired, but we bought what we could before it was gone forever!) Fabulous papers for Vintage!

  • plus lots of other goodies!

As you can see, there will soon be lots in store! Keep checking back to find out when it is on our shelves!


Saturday, August 21, 2010

It's Garage Sale time again at SCRAPPERS' ANONYMOUS one week from today!

Saturday, August 28th

Clean out your scrap rooms . . . make space in your drawers & closets . . . find the top of your desks! Now's the time to sell those embellishments you'll never use, the paper that's taking up space & tools you don't need. Other craft-related items are welcome too!

Here are the details:

  • You won't need to "man/woman" your items {You don't even need to be there...but you'll want to be there for shopping purposes!}

  • Scrappers' Anonymous takes care of all the monetary transactions for you. Sell your items & earn Scrappers' Anonymous store credit equal to the amount you sell.

  • Please label all of items clearly with your initials and the price that you want (ie: SLR $2.00). PLEASE use a label that won't fall off.

  • Price items to sell: Scrappers' Anonymous will not barter for you!

  • All small items should be bagged but still visible (ie: ziplock bag)

  • No item shall be priced below 25 cents. Only price items in 25 cent increments.

  • Packaging a series of items together especially if small is OK. (ie: patterned papers, glitter jars, pens, coordinating stamps, etc)

  • Drop off is in Progress!

  • Please drop off your items no later than 5pm on Friday August 27th.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Scrappers' Anonymous can not be held responsible for lost, stolen, damaged or any other unforeseen occurrence to your items. All items not picked up 1 week after the sale will be donated to charity.
This is the perfect opportunity to make space in your scrap and craft rooms & earn the Scrappers' Anonymous store credit that you deserve and can use on new products!

Come in & shop this one-of-the-kind sale
Saturday, August 28th
from 10am-4pm
& stretch those scrapbooking/cardmaking/crafting dollars!

Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine has arrived!

The Magazine has arrived earlier than expected!!!

Come in to get your copy of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine Fall 2010 edition. LIMITED QUANTITIES in stock!
The ideas are absolutely fantastic in this magazine. As I expected, I LOVE the layering article. The layouts shown in this article remind me of our designer Sandi's work! For the Love of Pink article touched me more than I thought....not only is the colour "pink" a part of the layouts, they are all about scrapbookers or friends expressions, journeys and thoughts about Breast Cancer. With my Mom and Aunt having gone through and going through the stages associated with Breast Cancer, it was an article dear to my heart!
There are so many ideas jammed-packed into this edition that you don't want to wait too long to get your copy.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Products arriving to re-stock our shelves!

Many products are continually arriving so we can re-stock our shelves.
Amoung the products that have arrived this week are:

August 12th: SCOR-BUDDY!

The Scor-Buddy is a mini portable scoring tool provided by Scor-Pal. It is great for making Folds to make homemade cards. The Scor-Buddy is a mini version of the very popular Scor-Pal. This little buddy will surely be your best pal. With its smaller size it is a card makers dream. It has grooves every 1/4" across the board, plus 1/8" for the first and last inch of the board. It measures approximately 9 x 7.5". It is ideal for invitations, cards, small gift boxes and so much more. It comes with a free Scor-Tool in a snap-in holder and its own faux suede storage tote. It is lightweight and portable, great for taking to your crops. That reminds me: Have you signed up for our up-coming CROP FOR KIDs crops? (Sept 18th and Oct 3rd) Hope to see you there!
**Look for some up-coming classes with Robin specifically using the Scor-Buddy.


Pink Cat Studio stamp sets have arrived. Many NEW small sets, Christmas sets 1 & 4, as well as a few popular sets (ie: Enchanted Lily!)

August 17th....lots of items!~READ MORE:
  • Glue Glider Pro
  • Glue Glider refills in High Tac, Perma Tac and Square!
  • Kool Tac (Canadian!) Mini Glue Dots:rolls and sheets, Micro dot sheets, Dimensional foam squares
  • Flower Soft - Polar White, ultra fine in a variety of colours as well as sticker border sheets and Postage/envelop pages(great for ATCs!).

  • Crafts Too Embossing Folders (yes, you can use them in the Cuttlebug and Big Shot machines!).....

    ....and this is only the beginning! Keep coming back for the announcement of more products arriving in the next short while!

Some of these items are selling quicking ...or disappearing shall we say!~


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine Fall 2010

Just a quick notice to let you know that the Fall 2010 Issue of the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine will be shipping out around August 23rd. I don't know about you, but the sub-title "Layers of Luscious Design" catches my attention! I LOVE putting layers on my cards and layouts, so I can't wait to see what they have done. My first thought is colours and texture. How close will I be? OK...., I confess, I LOVE pink as well, so I am interested to read "For the Love of Pink" by Sue Skyes.

If you would like to be the first in line to have a copy of this issue, please let us know ASAP. Pre-payment will hold your issue!

Happy Crafting!


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Blackberry vandals.....

OK, for those of you who I might be offending, I will apologize right up front.....But there are some things that I just don't either agree with or understand in life: stealing, lack of respect or vandalism to name a few.

Today as I was leaving my house, there were about 10-15 people in front of my house picking blackberries. Buckets in hand and some were the LARGE Wine buckets!

Yummy I understand, nature is free (I get it!), sharing the wealth that nature brings....These are all thing that I don't get is the fact that when some people are taking advantage of what nature brings to us and don't clean up after themselves, why did they start in the first place?

So just before I left my house, I just had to pull out my camera and snap a picture! I think it was to bring it all to reality for me. Yes, I have a picture with the people in it, but I am not posting that one just so I don't expose who some of the people are. To put this into a bigger perspective, there was even a lady with garden sheers. (Did she just happen to have them in her car?!) When there was a bramble in the way, she cut it down; Blackberries not quite in reach....cut some more! My initial thought was "I'm sure they will clean it up when they are done...blackberry bushes do grow back". But when I arrived home, my thoughts were proved incorrect. Brambles lay over the ground and some were even tossed ontop of the brambles. Is this me ranting....Yep! But I guess this is therapy for me. The pictures here don't do it justice. I know what I will be doing up the neighbourhood and doing my part!

So to bring some light to this, I found some projects completed by other talented ladies that I would like to share. Hopefully all of the blackberries picked today will be enjoyed to the maximum.....since there were Wine buckets, I thought that I would show you some projects from Crafty Secrets using the Wine Lovers set.

The card on the left was completed by Crafty Secrets designer Marisa and the series of wine projects on the right was completed by Lisa Zappa, another Crafty Secrets designer.

For more inspiration I am adding some links to their galleries. Here is a link to Lisa's Crafty Secrets gallery:

Here is a link to Marisa's Crafty Secrets gallery:

Finding FORGIVENESS & LOVE through crafting!


ATC trading night!

This past Thursday was our ATC social where a group of talented ladies gathered and the trading began!

Our ATC social is for EVERYONE. If you are interested in joining in on the fun, chatter, and trading, please let us know and sign up! We would love to have you.

The theme from August 5th was MOVIE STARS and here are some samples of the ATC's that were traded. Fabulous job ladies! And the credits go to the following artists! (from top left to right)

Marilyn McIldoon: "Clara Bow" & "Claudette Colbert"

Angie Miller: "Paris"

Marlene LeTendre: "Snow White" & "Viva Las Vegas"

Terry Logue: "Star Struck"

The next ATC Social is scheduled for September 2nd. Bling is the theme.....come-on, you know you love bling!


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Donating Blood

So I go to donate blood last night and I am talking to the man putting in the needle & I say I hear there are 10,000 needed to have enough blood for this summer, and he says yes it's a difficult time of year to get donors in. However, he tells me that 25% of all blood donated in BC comes from the Island! So way to go Islanders, just one more reason to be proud of living here.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

V.I.S.A. Member!!!!

Become a V.I.S.A. Member!

(Very Important Scrappers' Anonymous Member!)

You might have discovered some new pricing for classes on our class calendar. Have you been wondering how you can receive the dicounted prices on classes? Well, by becoming a V.I.S.A. Member, you will not only save on class fees....there is so much more in store for you!
  • Everyday savings,
  • bonus points,
  • special coupons,
  • special V.I.S.A. member only nights,
  • special additional savings for our POTM and COTM program members!
  • and MORE!

Come into the store to inquire for more details!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Basic Grey - Card of the Month Program!

Fans of Basic Grey! Card-makers! You don’t want to miss out on this!

With the success of the POTM program, we are bringing you....

Basic Grey’s exclusive CARD OF THE MONTH Program for 2010-2011!

You will be the 1st to use the Newest lines from Basic Grey by signing up for this year-long program. Each month you will make 12 cards designed especially for you by Basic Grey’s personal designers. Only the newest lines and embellishments will be used. By the end of the program you will have completed 144 cards! No excuses for not having a card handy! The cards each month will have a variety of greetings: some generic and some seasonal.

Each month there will be different complimentary class dates offered for you to choose from. Don’t worry if you can’t make it to either date, as you will receive printed instructions with FULL-COLOUR images of each of the cards and easy step-by-step instructions to create each card. Class dates are complimentary, not mandatory!

Samples are shown of a few of the cards for the 1st two classes (October 2010-Wander collection & November 2010 - Pyrus collection)!

PYRUS collection shown 1st (flowers), WANDER collection shown second(candles/car).

This program has so much to offer! Here are some reasons to sign up:

-sample a variety of the latest BG products from paper to embellishments
-complete 12 cards each month for a total of 144 for the year!
-learn a fun technique every month
-have cards handy to give to others!
-EVERY kit contains: 12X12 solid papers as card bases, 6X6 paper pads, Element Stickers, and coordinating embellishments!
-program members will be the first to purchase the newest BG lines each time they come out unless we have a customer-wide discount….if so, you will receive a further discount!

If this wasn’t enough, we are personally including additional reasons to join!

-we have been known to give out a special “bonus bag of goodies” for those who attend these complimentary BG classes.
-for those who sign up for the year-long program, you will be entitled to receive an exclusive Scrappers’ Anonymous BG discount card. This card is only to be used by the cardholder. The card entitles you to receive a 10% discount all-year long on regular-priced BG products! There will be no need to wait for a promotion any longer. You will always know that you will get a discount on the newest arrivals! This offer is brought to you by Scrappers’ Anonymous!

If any BG products go on sale, receive a further 5% discount (unless otherwise specified).

COST: $29.95 plus taxes per month for a 12 month duration.
This fee will be due one month in advance on the 1st business day of the month until the end of the 2010-2011 program. First charge will be applied on date of initial registration. Subsequent charges will be applied starting October 1st, 2010.
We sold out quickly on the Page of the Month Program, so register ASAP to confirm your spot! Register by calling the store at 250-590-1266 or stopping by the store at #2-50 Burnside Road West. Having made quite a few of Basic Grey's past card kits, I'm REALLY excited to make these! Stacey :)