Hurry! Register for TRUE SCRAP 4 Before the Price Goes Up!

All the details are HERE. If you’re in a hurry, just click on the cute red superhero graphic in my right sidebar ->>>

The price goes up $20 at midnight* on 09/30/12 (tonight!).
*Correction: That’s midnight Mountain Time, not Pacific.

If you’re a Pea, CHECK THIS OUT! You can save $30 by signing up by the 09/30 deadline.

Please note that even if you can’t commit to the entire 2 days {October 19-20}, the event will be available to you forever and ever. And the True Scrap 4 classes will eventually go on sale separately but from what I hear, that won’t be until December.

Basic Grey Sneak Peeks: “Fact & Fiction” … Which One or Both?

On the way from BASIC GREY . . .

“FACT”

and “FICTION”

LOVE! They’re very STUDIO CALICO to me, which is another company whose stuff I almost always love. I like how BG has been releasing 2 collections together that are different but complement each other so well.

I also like these departures from “matchy-matchy” papers. Somehow they manage to make totally different designs and colors look like they go together. When I see lines like this on layouts, they’re always eye catching.

I’ll be getting these Basic Grey collections for sure. I love them both . . . but “Fact” slightly more. You put a composition notebook and chevrons on something, and I’m SO there.

What do you think of these 2 new collections so far?

ETA 09/29/12: Welllll . . . I found some more images for “Fact” and “Fiction”, and it appears that it’s not TWO new lines but ONE new line called “Fact & Fiction” with 2 paper pads and shared embellishments. Wait ’til you see!

So should I be thrilled or scared that I absolutely ADORE this entire “Fact & Fiction” line?!?!? Yikes. Must have about 90% of this. Word on the street is that it will be exclusively sold at Joann craft stores and be part of a Studio Calico kit. I haven’t confirmed that yet . . . just hearing the rumors.

If so, I’ll be BEGGIN’ someone near a Joann’s to pick up all these goodies for me! Gotta’ have it.

Okay, so NOW what do you think of “Fact & Fiction”? A must have or a no go?

Scrapbook Warehouse Sale: October Afternoon 2012

Around this time last year, I was lamenting the October Afternoon Warehouse Sale 2011 . . . in Minnesota. {I live in Cali}.

Well, it’s that time again. I don’t see it on their website or blog yet, but the following ad has been posted to Craigslist:

Mark your calendars for October Afternoon’s annual Warehouse Sale … Featuring amazing deals on scrapbooking paper and accessories in our warehouse located at 5708 Upper 147th Street West in Apple Valley, MN. Parking in the rear of the building. Watch for the signs! Visit our Facebook page for further details!

Thursday, Oct. 25: 6-9 pm
Friday, Oct. 26: 10 am-6 pm
Saturday, Oct. 27: 10 am-6 pm
Sunday, Oct. 28: 12 noon-5 pm

(Admission for early-bird shoppers on Thursday night only: Bring a bag of non-perishable food/household items to be donated to the Shepherd of the Valley/Our Daily Bread Food Shelf. Free admission on all other days.)

So there ya’ go, Minne-soot-ans! Advanced notice of the upcoming October Afternoon Warehouse Sale 2012! Wish I could hop a plane and join you, dontcha’ know . . .

Simple Stories “Sn@p!” … NOW Taking Pre-Orders!

As I mentioned HERE, I just needed to confirm with MEMORY WORKS home office that we’re still expected to receive all the new Simple Stories “Sn@p!” lines the first week of October. As of yesterday, that was confirmed so I’m going to start taking pre-orders, yippee!

HERE is a cool blog entry I did that shows big pictures of ALL the “Sn@p!” items from all 3 lines – Core, Life, and Color Vibe. One big advantage to ordering Simple Stories products from me @ Memory Works – the company who started SIMPLE STORIES – is that we always have textured American Crafts cardstock and ribbon packs to match each line!

HERE is where you can see all of the Sn@p! items on my site with prices. {Other than the page protectors which are already available, Sn@p! items will show Out of Stock until around 10/05/12}.

If you place a pre-order now, please understand that I can’t promise when these items will be available; I can only go by the estimate the Memory Works gives me :) But when they ARE available, I’ll be posting here on my blog to let you know (so please Subscribe to my blog, and you’ll get an automatic e-mail). If you pay for a pre-order, that’s when you came back HERE to place your actual order. Sound good?

Here is how the pre-orders will work:

I’ll collect and process payments until the release date. When the kits and additional items become available, I’ll e-mail you with instructions on what to do then.

{Which will be to log into my Memory Works WEBSITE, place the pre-paid for items in your shopping cart, enter your shipping address, and submit your order. I will automatically be notified that your order has been placed and, instead of having to wait for your payment to be received, I’ll be able to approve your order for processing immediately … assuming your payment has been received and processed already}.

{But don’t worry about that part right now, LOL}.

To place your pre-order now, e-mail me at scrapbookobsession(at)gmail(dot)com. Please include:

1. Item(s) requested and cost
2. Shipping name/address including zip code
3. Total due including items, tax*, and shipping/handling**
4. Payment method – check, money order, or Paypal
~ I prefer Paypal, and will e-mail a Paypal invoice to you ASAP
~ If paying by check or money order, I’ll e-mail you back with my address. Please be aware that I can’t approve your order until the check/MO have been received and cleared.

* Sales tax amount is based on the tax rate for the address you’re shipping to. There is a really cool sales tax rate lookup and calculator HERE.

** Please see THIS post for information on Memory Works shipping costs.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns :) If you know of anyone who plans to order Simple Stories “Sn@p!” please send them my way!

Online Scrapbook Class: Free October Scrapinar and Practice for True Scrap 4!

Lain Ehmann over at Layout a Day.com just announced her next FREE SCRAPINAR for October and I think you’re going to love it!

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Hmmm … You know that little voice in your head that talks to you but no one else can hear … yet *I* know what it’s saying right now? It’s saying, “What in Blue Cherry Hill is a ‘scrapinar’???” And since I heard your little voice alllll the way from here, I’m going to answer: A scrapinar is an online event where everyone meets up at the same bat time on the same bat channel (e.g., same website – which will be provided to you when you sign up). Lain speaks to us live, then she introduces a pre-recorded mini-scrapbook class or seminar. While all of us “students” are listening to Lain and watching the video, in another box on our computer screen, we are having an ongoing “live” (real time) chat with Lain and each other about the topic. We ask questions, make comments, share our own ideas, make jokes, whatever.

And the beauty part is that if you get interrupted or miss it altogether, you will have a certain window of time AFTER the scrapinar to log in, watch Lain, watch the video, and read the chat transcript. Lain also shares any links, worksheets, etc. that were discussed during the scrapinar. BUT – aint’t there always a but? – you MUST register before the event to have access to it afterward (i.e., you can’t see if after the fact if you didn’t sign up to attend originally). You don’t need Skype or anything. Lain sends you instructions on how to access the “classroom” and they’re really super easy. Hey, I’m about the biggest techno-boob out there and I managed to figure it out. Just sayin’ …

The REAL beauty part is … this is all FREE if you can flippin’ believe it! I know, right?

So here are the Top 5 Reasons You Should Sign Up:

1. On Tuesday, 10/02/12, she is having Jennifer Woodbury, a creative team member for Becky Higgins’ Project Life! She will share “Project Life Step-by-Step.”

2. As soon as you sign up, you’ll be offered a special deal that you can only get by signing up for this particular scrapinar. {Hint: It involves Becky Higgins, it’s a great deal, and you won’t want to miss it}.

3. If you already love Lain, you get to spend more time with her. And if you’ve never “met” Lain, what are you waiting for guuurrrrll? She’s fun, upbeat, and always hooks us scrappers up with cool stuff.

4. The October scrapinar uses the same “live chat” and video technology that Lain uses for the TRUE SCRAP events. So this is the perfect test drive to see how it works, get any bugs out, etc. before True Scrap later in October*

5. Um, *I* will be there! DUH!

*TRUE SCRAP 4 is an amazing 2-day, all-inclusive, online scrapbooking event taking place October 21-22, 2012. You get:

Inspiration and Education from 15 A-list instructors…
Five virtual project make-and-takes…
Pre-Event PJ Party…
Virtual goodie bag…
All for one low price…
All from YOUR computer!

I’ll be attending a True Scrap event for the first time. You can probably tell how excited I am because I keep blogging about it, LOL. I just think it’s a super cool thing and I wish I would’ve found True Scrap earlier. The class I took from True Scrap 3 was the best of ANY online scrapbooking classes I’ve ever taken, and that’s what brought TS4 to my full attention. Please think about joining me. Srsly.

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I also hope to see you at the free October scrapinar. Do you think you’ll attend either event?

Simple Stories “Sn@p!” … Almost Here and Taking Pre-Orders Soon

HERE is the new Simple Stories “Sn@p!” line in all it’s gorgeous colorful Project 365-ish December Daily fun glory ;)

And HERE it is on my Memory Works website. It’s not quite available yet so it’s showing Out of Stock. But they usually don’t put items on the website until we’re almost there! Good sign, good sign.

In the meantime, you can take a look at my site and start putting your wish list together. You can see the prices, what’s included, and get a close-up picture. Like window shopping, scrappy style!

I’m waiting for a response from Home Office about the exact date I will have the “Sn@p!” items available on my website, and then I’ll decide when to start taking pre-orders. I originally heard “the first week of October” but I know they had some of the binders at Scrapfest this weekend, so I’m thinking (hoping!) we’re going to get it sooner.

I will keep you updated :)

Scrapbook Shopping: Elle’s Studio Kit – Update & Referral

I just wanted to quickly update THIS POST about the kit I got such a great deal on from ELLE’s STUDIO.

I ordered it Wednesday 9/12/12.
I got a shipping notice Thursday 9/13/12.
It arrived Monday 9/17/12.

5 days. BLADOW!!

It was packaged beautifully, wrapped in colored tissue, and secured in a paper bag with a sticker closure. In addition to all the kit contents (adorable, btw!), there was the invoice signed by Elle, a free journaling card, and a “Refer a Friend” card.

Well, you are my friend so I’m referring you! Here’s what it says:

Refer*A*Friend!

Refer your friends all September and October long {thru 10-31-12}! When they make a purchase at our website and mention your email address in the “Customer Notes” during checkout, we’ll send you a $5 gift certificate code that you can use on your next order!

So if you do end up buying from ELLE’s STUDIO, feel free to enter my e-mail in the Customer Notes at checkout: scrapbookobsession(at)gmail(dot)com. If not, no worries! Either way, I wholeheartedly recommend shopping at Elle’s Studio. It’s a classy site and I like how they do business :)

Thanks Elle!

Scrapbook Sale: Retired Items at Elle’s Studio

Okay, you NEED to sign up for the mailing list at ELLE’s STUDIO! That’s a fact.

I just got another steal from there. I got the “Here and Now” $30 kit from THIS post … for $12. Yep, TWELVE DOLLARS.

… it features 7 12 x 12 patterned papers, 4 12 x 12 sheets of colored cardstock, a transparency, alphas and stickers, a cute bag and a ton of Elle’s Studio goodies! 15 exclusive tags from us, that match and coordinate with all the kits contents. There is also an Elle’s Studio stamp and a set of 4 badges …

Even with the $8 shipping, I’m still getting all this goodness for $20.

The one below it in that blog entry, “Everyday Moments”, is on the same sale, along with all the retiring Elle’s Studio tags and a few other things. But their items go fast so get to shoppin’, lady!

I’m not going to just share the discount code because that wouldn’t be nice. Please go HERE and sign up for Elle’s e-mail newsletter to get it. I mean, 60% off??? You’d be crazy NOT to, am I right?

This is the second major sale I’ve gotten in on since I signed up for the newsletter. Last time I got a bunch of journaling tags for next to nuthin’. And they don’t bombard you with e-mails … they’re pretty infrequent.

Happy shopping!

Online Scrapbook Classes: True Scrap 4 … Discount for Two Peas Members!!

I’ve been talking about TRUE SCRAP 4 ever since I took and loved SHIMELLE’s CLASS from True Scrap 3.

Now it’s time to sign up for the next event: October 19-20, 2012!!

I’m a member, as many of you are, of the TWO PEAS IN A BUCKET scrapbook message board. I just found out that Lain Ehmann at True Scrap 4 is offering a discount on the event fee JUST for 2 Peas members. If you sign up by 09/30/12, you can save $30!

You’re going to recognize most if not all of the True Scrap 4 Instructors including:
– Heidi Swapp
– Jen Gallacher
– Jessica Sprague
– Nicole Magouirk
and many more!

Two Peas is the headline sponsor of True Scrap 4 and Lain even made a quick video just for 2 Peas community members. {And she’s stinkin’ adorable … I heart that girl!}

So just CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE OR SIGN UP!

Hope to see some fellow Peas in class! Maybe we can get desks together ;)

Simple Stories “Sn@p” Collections: Core, Life, and Color Vibe

Simple Stories has a HUGE new collection coming out in October 2012. It’s amazingly fun and ~ I’m totally serial, it’s FEE-YOU-JUS! So grab your beverage of choice, make yourself comfy, and get ready to scroll!!

I’m putting ALLLLL of the sure-to-be-popular “Sn@p!” collections by SIMPLE STORIES in one place so you can see it all together … and decide which pieces you “need”. Of if you’re like me, this is going to put into perspective how much money we need to put aside to buy, well, most if not all of the “Sn@p!” collections. Yeah, it’s kinda’ scary :P

As always, I’ll be selling the entire “Sn@p!” line as a MEMORY WORKS CONSULTANT. And here . . . drumroll please . . . is the “Sn@p!” line in its entirety:

“Core Collection”

This part of the Sn@p! line contains:
– Sn@p! Binders: 6×8 albums like those in the “Mix and Match” line but in 6 fun colors {red, teal, orange, green, pink, and brown} $17.00
– Sn@p! Pocket Pages, again like the Mix & Match pages; they come in 6 configurations {10} per pack $4.00
– Sn@p! 3×4 cards “Snappy Sayings” {24} with quotes and page titles $4.00
– Sn@p! 3×4 cards “Snappy Thoughts” {24} with more room for journaling $4.00
– Sn@p! 3×4 cards “Snappy Days” {24} to track your days of the week $4.00
– Sn@p! 4×6 cards “Snappy Sayings” {24} with quotes and page titles $5.00
– Sn@p! 4×6 cards “Snappy Thoughts” {24} with more room for journaling $5.00
– Sn@p! 4×6 cards “Snappy Days” {24} to track your months $5.00
– Sn@p! Pages “Color Fusion” which are {8} 6×8 chipboard pages with colorful basic patterns $5.00
– Sn@p! Pages “Just the Basics”, {8} 6×8 chipboard pages but these have graph and ledger designs $5.00
– Sn@p! Pages “So Random”, {8} 6×8 chipboard pages with more intricate designs than Color Fusion $5.00
– Sn@p! Stickers “Icons” which contain {8} 4×6 sticker sheets fun shapes, sayings, and journal spots $5.00
– Sn@p! Stickers “Labels” with {8} 4×6 sheets of labels $5.00
– Sn@p! Stickers “Letters” with {8} 4×6 sheets of alpha stickers $5.00
– Sn@p! Stickers “Typeset” with {8} 4×6 sheets of mini alphas $5.00
– Sn@p! Pockets “3×4 Pockets” containing {6} bright basics pockets $5.00
– Sn@p! Pockets “Just the Basics Assortment” with {6} graph/ledger pockets in 3 sizes $6.00
– Sn@p! Pockets “Color Fusion Assortment” with {6} colorful pockets in 3 sizes $6.00

*ETA 10/01/12: When I originally posted the prices here, they were taken from the wholesale catalog and reflected retail prices ending in “.99″. Now that the items are listed on my Memory Works website, I see that MW rounded the prices up a penny to end in “.00″ and I’ve updated them here accordingly – a minor change but I wanted to explain the edits I made to this blog entry. Thanks!

Without further adieu, here are pictures of the … SN@P! CORE COLLECTION … that I just listed above.

See what I mean? There’s A LOT! And that’s only the first of THREE “Sn@p!” collections arriving in October 2012.

“Wait. There’s more!”

Next we have the Sn@p! “Life” Collection, which consists of:

– Sn@p! Life Collection Kit, a 12×12 pack similar to all existing Simple Stories lines $21.00
– Sn@p! Life 6×6 Paper Pad $6.00
– Sn@p! Life Fundamental Cardstock Stickers, cute design icons $3.00
– Sn@p! Life Calendar Cardstock Stickers with months, days, and numbers $3.00
– Sn@p! Life Simple Basics Pack with {6} sheets of 12×12 double-sided cardstock in basic designs w/bingo cards $5.50
– Sn@p! Life Basics 6×6 Paper Pad $6.00
– Sn@p! Life Cardstock with {6} sheets of 12×12 double-sided designer cardstock $5.50
– Sn@p! Life Signature Elements, {6} sheets of cut-apart elements $6.00
– Sn@p! Life Flash Cards, {1} sheet of cut-apart 3×4 cards $1.00

Now it’s time for pictures of all the Sn@p! “Life” Collection just listed:

Last but not least, we have the Sn@p! “Color Vibe” Collection. It contains:

– Sn@p! “Color Vibe” Collection Kit including {18} sheets of 12×12 double-sided cardstock and journaling elements $16.00
– Sn@p! “Color Vibe” 6×6 Paper Pad, {36} sheets of 6×6 papers $6.00

Here is what the Sn@p! “Color Vibe” Collection looks like …


* I noticed that 2838 above is mislabeled. It says “Brown Dot/Stripe” but should be “Grey Dot/Stripe”.

Soooo … those are all 3 of the new Sn@p! collections that are coming your way in October 2012. See what I mean? It’s a HUGE line!

I was trying to think how to differentiate the 3 collections in my mind and here is what I came up with:

Sn@p! “Core” Collection: 6×8 album album and all the accessories
Sn@p! “Life” Collection: 12×12/divided protector scrapping; what Simple Stories lines traditionally contain
Sn@p! “Color Vibe” Collection: 6×6 and 12×12 papers in basic colors and patterns to support the other 2 lines

I’m so in love with this line and hope that you are too! I’ll be taking pre-orders; details on how to place your pre-order will be in another post.

What do you think of “Sn@p!”?

ETA 10/01/12: Okay, I updated a few other things above so that now this blog entry matches the descriptions and prices of what’s actually on my Memory Works shopping site. And here are 2 things that are exclusive to Memory Works consultants like me:

American Crafts Coordinating Cardstock Pack, {7} sheets of textured 12×12 cardstock pack in colors to match the “Sn@p!” line $3.75

Coordinating Ribbon Bundle, {5} color-coordinated polka dot ribbons $4.00

I’m now taking PRE-ORDERS until the line is in stock. Once you see it in stock HERE, no pre-order necessary. Just put it in your cart and order away :)

Memory Works: More NEW Lines Have Arrived from CHA!

As new products arrive @ the MEMORY WORKS warehouse from the most recent CHA, we consultants are e-mailed .pdf files of the catalog pages to go with them. That way, we can show our customers what we have right away, even in advance of the next catalog {which in this case is due later this month ~ September 14, 2012}.

HERE I showed you the catalog pages for the 3 new Simple Stories lines, and HERE I shared what we have of the new Echo Park.

Now it’s time to show you a bunch more ~ yay! Clicking on the brand names below gives you the .pdf file of the catalog pages. They’re loaded with graphics and may take a sec … but so worth it! I’m also sharing my favorite items from each line :)

AMY TANGERINE‘s newest line, “Ready, Set, Go” and her popular “Day Book” album.

Love these papers in the Theme Set – they make me happy!

{Buy Amy Tangerine here}

BASIC GREY “Soleil”, “Lucille”, “Serenade” and Christmas theme “Aspen Frost”. Love the VW van and surfboards from Basic Grey “Soleil” Chip Stickers …

{Buy Basic Grey here}

JENNI BOWLIN including “Wren”, “Christmas 2012″, and this awesome Chevron Stamp:

{Buy Jenni Bowlin here}

LILY BEE including “Persnickety”, “All Spice” and “Christmas Cheer” – here is the cute Christmas Cheer Theme Set …

{Buy Lily Bee here}

PEBBLES INC. “Walnut Grove”, “Seen and Noted”,and “Tricks and Treats” … including these adorable Walnut Grove Masking Tape Stickers:

{Buy Pebbles Inc here}

STUDIO CALICO with the “Yearbook” and “Wonderland” lines including Mr. Huey’s mists and the super popular wood veneer shapes like these.

{Buy Studio Calico here}

You can also order NEW items below from:

AUTHENTIQUE “Curiosity”, “Enchanted”, “Festive” and “Peaceful”
BELLA BLVD “Thankful”, “Birthday Girl”, “Birthday Boy” and lots of designer tapes aka washi tapes
BO BUNNY “Apple Cider”, “Detour”, “Serenade”, “Mistletoe”, and “Rejoice”
CARTA BELLA “Alphabet Junction”
FANCY PANTS “Little Sport”, “The Good Life”, “Hopscotch”, and “Home for Christmas”
MY MINDS EYE “Tangerine”, “Honey”, “Bluebell”, “Lavender”, “Lost and Found Halloween”, and “All is Bright”
TERESA COLLINS “Tell Your Story”, “Vintage Finds”, and “Christmas Cottage”

See anything you likee? Even if you aren’t planning a purchase, what are your favorite things from above. Hey, we can window shop, right?

Scrapbook Sketches … and Super Scrapbook Scissors

I got an e-mail today from Joann.com saying they had a 1-Day Only sale with up to 50% off some scrapbook supplies. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular but somehow came across “Sketches for Scrapbooking, Volume 8″ by SCRAPBOOK GENERATION and remembered I want it!

As you know, I love me some SKETCHES FOR SCRAPBOOKING books.

I have “Sketches for Scrapbooking”, volumes 1-7 and one of the cardmaking ones. The 2 that I currently want are Volume 8 and the Travel one. I couldn’t find the travel one at JOANN.COM, though :)

Before I pulled the trigger, I did a little bit of price comparing because I had seen recently on a 2Peas post that these books were found for a good price on OVERSTOCK.COM. However, the 2 volumes I want were listed for almost full price there.

Then I looked on Scrapbook Generations’ own site to see what it would cost to get Volume 8 from them.

Scrapbook Generation: $16 plus $2 for shipping (if added to my monthly kit shipment) = $18

Joann.com: $16 at 50% off = $8 plus $6 shipping = $14

So I went with the Joann.com deal. Plus I got some scissors I’ve been needing to replace (because my lovely husband used them for something outside and never brought them back … love that man!)

I’ve had these scissors since I started scrapbooking 11 years ago and love them. They are the BEST for fussy cutting. The Fiskars scissors were $16 on sale for $11 and added $1 to the shipping.

So I got both items for $27 total.

Me = Happy Camper

What is your favorite scrapbook-related purchase or best deal lately?

Online Scrapbook Classes: “True Scrap 4″ is Open for Registration!

Yippie kie YAYYYY!!

As I talked about HERE, a wonderful online scrapbooking event ~ TRUE SCRAP 4 ~ is now open for registration!!

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I was on the Pre-Sale e-mail list so I was able to register a couple of days ago. Now registration is open for all, so get your cute bottom over there and join me, wouldya’?

Just CLICK HERE to learn about about “True Scrap 4″ and then register. {You can also get there by clicking on the cute little superhero True Scrap logo above ^^^ or on the upper right of my blog}. Let me know if you have any questions, and I’ll get them answered :)

In addition to all the amazing classes, there will be a message board, pajama party, prizes, and other cool stuff.

Inspiration and Education from 15 A-list instructors…
Five virtual project make-and-takes…
Pre-Event PJ Party…
Virtual goodie bag…
All for one low price…
All from YOUR computer!

The theme is superheroes and all the instructors have superhero names, LOL. There is Early Bird Registration through 09/30/12 for $20 off. Hope to see you there!

So …. did you sign up?