October 2012 archive

Scrapbook Shopping: Scrapbook Items on Clearance at Target

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I was at Target again recently and found some pretty good stuff from the scrapbook section was on Clearance. A favorite word of mine, “Clearance.” Here is what I picked up:

Yellow “International” Smash book
reg. $12.99 for $3.88 (retails in other stores for $14.99)

Blue Smash Stick
reg. $2.99 for $0.88

Smash Sticky Notes
reg. $1.99 for $0.58

Smash Captions
reg. $3.99 for $1.18

So about $22 worth of stuff for about $6.50, or 77% off! Sometimes Target’s so-called clearance prices are so flippin’ lame but I really felt like I got a screamin’ deal this time.

They had some other scrappy things on clearance like albums, stickers, etc. They were on an endcap near the scrapbook stuff and office supplies. There were notebooks and other office supplies mixed in so I really had to dig through stuff . . . just to let you know in case you go looking :)

Happy Shopping!

Scrapbook Shopping: LSS, Target, Scrapbook Generation, and Simple Stories “Sn@p!”

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Just wanted to share some recent scrappy shopping I’ve done :)

Here are 2 little finds from an LSS when I was traveling:

I’ll admit I don’t keep up with PINK PAISLEE releases lately so I don’t know how recent these “Old School” metal badges are … but they sure are cute. Flair on scrapbook pages seems to be all the rage lately. And since “OCTOBER AFTERNOON” and “washi tape” are 2 of my favorite terms lately, I couldn’t pass up this “photo taken:” tape from the “Midway” line. I plan to use it in my Project Life album next year with all my SIMPLE STORIES “SN@P!” GOODIES.

Remember how I told you that TARGET HAS NEW SCRAPBOOK SUPPLIES?

Bladow!

Mine had many of the new items mentioned in that entry and then some. I picked up a few things ;) I’ve never heard of this ’til now but apparently WRMK has something called “Albums Made Easy Memory System”. Along with the WRMK 12×12 albums and divided page protectors, they had a variety of these little pads for really good prices … I think about $1.50 to $2.50. I thought these were really cute. I’ll use them for Project Life too. The color way is a bit different than the Sn@p! line but will coordinate nicely I think and be a nice change when the time comes.

I had to break open that little pack of AMERICAN CRAFTS “Everyday” die cut chipboard shapes to show the cuteness in full effect.

I’m going to be totally obnoxious here and say the dreaded word: ADORBS!!! I’m sorry, but could these BE any more precious!??! I love the hearts, clouds, and Polaroid shapes. And the little jars of hearts remind me one of my favorite songs, Christina Perri’s “JAR OF HEARTS.” Hee.

Here is my latest “SUPER SKETCH CLUB” kit from SCRAPBOOK GENERATION.

{Opps, ignore the sheet of Simple Stories “Fabulous” on the left. That was on the desk when I took the photo but didn’t come with this kit}.

I’ve been receiving this kit for about 6 months now and adore it every month. I’m getting so many pages done. Those 2 turquoise/black flowery papers at the top are not my favorite at face value but I’m sure they’ll make them look good somehow, LOL. All the Simple Stories “HARVEST LANE” and kraft paper will be fun to work with.

Lastly, here is some Simple Stories “FABULOUS” and “Sn@p!” that I already had but I wanted to take a photo of the 2 lines together. Someone on Two Peas had asked how well they coordinated. What do you think?

As I told her ~ while Fabulous is definitely grungier and Sn@p! has cleaner, brighter colors ~ I think they look great together. I would hesitate to mix ‘em.

Happy scrappy shopping and have a great week!

Scrapbook Shopping: New Scrapbook Supplies at Target!

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Psst! Yeah, YOU. C’mere.

Word on the street is that TARGET has some cool new scrapbook supplies!

Yeah, I’m sure it’s Target.

Yeah, the same store that has been phasing out scrappy stuff over the last few years.

Yeah, the same Target that hasn’t gotten anything new and trendy since 2006 except for the K&Co. SMASH BOOK STUFF.

I understand why you’re skeptical. I am too. But I’m going to check it out for myself soon and see if it’s fuh-real or just a cruel joke.

SUPPOSUBLY . . . Target now has NEW:

- THICKERS (!!! my favorite addiction)

- WRMK 8×8 and 12×12 albums in 5 colors, a variety of page protectors, and small paper pads

- AMERICAN CRAFTS ribbon

- 6×6 paper pads by CRATE PAPER and American Crafts DEAR LIZZY “Neapolitan”

As of this writing, sightings have been made in Texas and Tennessee. {Oh snap! I’m in California}.

Huggy Bear also told me that Target is getting HERO ARTS stamps. I’m not allowed to buy stamps anymore but, hey, good news for those of you who can! It’s called DECORATE IT!

None of this stuff is on the Target WEBSITE so I’ll believe it when I see it . . . in person. If you can verify this rumor, please submit a report below IMMEDIATELY! Your fellow scrappers are depending on you.

ETA 10/24/12: According to SCRAPBOOK UPDATE:

The [DECORATE IT!] products are gradually being stocked in Target stores across the country all this week, so keep your eye out for them in a store near you! (If you are an online shopper, the new line will be available at Target.com in a few weeks.)

So . . . YAY!! Even if my lame Target doesn’t carry the line, I’ll be able to get it online.

Online Scrapbook Classes: “True Scrap 4″ Starts Tonight!!

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It’s a great day in Scrapbook Land!

Not only did my SIMPLE STORIES SN@P ORDER arrive, but tonight the True Scrap 4 event kicks off with an online Pajama Party. TS4 attendees will gather in the web classroom to chat, get to know each other, ask questions, and make sure all the technical stuff works before class starts.

Lain {our fearless leader} also promises a BIG PRIZE tonight! She just sent out a list of all the prizes to be offered throughout the True Scrap 4 event and it’s amazing. Hope I win something!

If you haven’t signed up yet to join us and would like more info on True Scrap 4 – please CLICK HERE. Or if you’re ready to sign up, you can just click on that cute red superhero icon in my right sidebar … over there —>

Hope to see you in class! I’ll be posting class and event reviews here as much as I can. They will mostly be next week though as I have a busy weekend with family stuff. Every spare moment, I’ll either be taking TS4 classes . . . or fondling my Sn@p goodies ;)

One awesome thing about True Scrap 4 is that I’ll have “forever access” to the classes and can easily watch them whenever I have time . . . as many times as I want.

Another cool thing is that, if I’m not totally happy with the event, I can get a full refund if I notify Lain before the last class is over on Saturday. That makes me feel better – that I can get my $$ back if needed.

Except I’m pretty dang sure I’m gonna’ love it <3 Yay!!! Happy Scrappy Weekend!!!

Memory Works: Simple Stories “Sn@p!” . . . I Have Something to Show Yoooooo!!!

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SIMPLE STORIES “SN@P!’ IS IN DA HAY-OWSE!!!!

Here’s what I saw when I opened up my lovely box from MEMORY WORKS:

And here is everything spread out on my desk:

I know the photo is so big it’s probably hanging over into the right sidebar. But I don’t care, LOL! I wanted to share a big photo of all this Snap goodness.

If you’d like to see a closer look at anything, please let me know :)

I’m going to use all of this for my Project Life in 2013. Seeing the colors in person has convinced me that it’s perfect and I made the right choice. It’s vibrant but not overly bright, a great mix of everyday colors that I know will look great with all my random photos, receipts, memorabilia, and journaling.

I’ve got a busy day working and full weekend. I can’t wait until I have some “me” time to just sit down and go through every stinkin’ sheet of this. Yummmmmmm!

Memory Works: Update on Simple Stories “Sn@p!” 6×8 Albums

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OH SN@P!

Yesterday I inquired with Memory Works home office about when we could expect to get the Sn@p 6×8 albums in stock. Since Friday, I’ve had everything from the Sn@p! line EXCEPT the albums available on MY SITE. Here is the response I got, which they passed on from Simple Stories:

{SN@P! BINDER UPDATE}
From Simple Stories –

We wanted to inform our valued customers and retailers that unfortunately, upon our initial shipments we have found some quality issues in a batch of our albums and we are currently working on resolving the issue as soon as possible.

Please know that quality products are our highest priority, as we want only the best product represented for our stores, customers and Simple Stories. We are conducting quality checks on all our albums and once this is done we will resume shipping albums to our retailers.

We know you’re anticipating these new beautiful, colorful binders and we apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. We appreciate your support for our Simple Stories and SN@P! products – it gives us great pride to help play a role in documenting your important memories. A role we take very seriously – we thank you for your understanding and patience in this matter.

Thank you,
The Simple Stories Team

So it’s disappointing to have to wait longer but I’d rather wait and have a good quality product. It seems like these quality issues are happening in our industry lately – I wonder why?

Well, bummer!

Last Friday when all the other Sn@p! items appeared on my MW site, I went ahead and ordered most of it . . . except the albums and protectors. I have a big box of Sn@p goodness due to arrive today or tomorrow. I’ll post photos when it gets here!!

As for the Sn@p! albums, I don’t mind waiting a bit but I really hope I have at least 1 red one in time to start my first attempt at a DECEMBER DAILY. {{{Fingers crossed!}}} I’m using the Simple Stories “Sn@p!” line (with a WRMK 12×12 album and protectors) for my first recent attempt at Project Life/Project 365. At least I’ll have that stuff well in advance so I can get organized.

To my customers, I’m very sorry for the delay. I hope you’ll come back and order the albums through me when they become available :) Make sure you’re subscribed to my blog for updates. As soon as I have any news on the arrival of the Sn@p albums, I’ll post about it and you’ll get the news right away in your e-mail!

In the meantime . . . get some other Sn@p goodies to tide you over ;)


*Image courtesy of Simple Stories Blog

Memory Works: I’ve Ordered My Simple Stories “SN@P!” . . . Have You?

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I saw this photo posted on the SIMPLE STORIES BLOG and had to share it.

simple stories snap
*Photo courtesy of Kim at the Simple Stories blog

On Friday, the Simple Stories “Sn@p!” line finally showed up on my MEMORY WORKS SITE ~ Yahoo! Been waiting for this gorgeousness since I saw the sneeks for CHA months ago. It’s been torture to wait, I tell ya’!

But I placed my order right way. I’m always afraid with new product releases that they’re going to sell out of stuff, lol. Would be just my luck. So I got almost the entire line and cantwaitcantwaitcantwait for it to get here.

Memory Works always ships pretty quickly – within 1 to 2 business days – so I’m expecting to receive it by Wednesday or so. Gonna’ get a box that looks a lot like that one above … squeeeeee!

{Okay, I know some of you really really hate that whole “squee!” expression but I truly try to reserve it for times I’m about to pee my pants . . . and this is one of those times, mmm kay???}

What Sn@p have you bought so far or what other recent scrappy purchases have you stalking the UPS dude?

Memory Works: Simple Stories “Sn@p!” Collection . . . IT’S HERE, IT’S HERE, IT’S HERE!!!

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Um, yeah.

To say I’m excited is an understatement. I’ve been waiting for this line to be available for MONTHS!

If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, I’ve posted a few images in this post. But ya’ GOTTA’ go see it all HERE. You’re going to fall in love. It’s pure happiness, my friend.

So get on over to MY SITE and order some Sn@p! for yourself!

If you placed a pre-order, please go to my website (http://erika.memory-works.com) and place your order. I will get an automatic e-mail and will immediately approve your order since you’ve already paid. All your Sn@p-py goodness will ship straight to you from our home office in Utah within 1-2 business days. Thanks!

I just ordered almost the entire line. I’ll post pics when it gets here next week.

Gah, it’s like waiting for Christmas. Tick tock tick tock … HURRY YAP ALREADY!!

Whether you get it from me or somewhere else, will you get any of the amazing Sn@p! line?

Memory Works: Fun Video for the New Simple Stories “Sn@p!” Line . . . Get Ready to Smile

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This video made by Simple Stories to show off their new “Sn@p!” line is super cute. The fun music will have your toes tappin’. If you aren’t already planning to buy this entire line, watch out! This may just convert you over to the dark side … and make sure to watch ’til the end. There is a very special and funny person* having a good time ;)

Simple Stories "Sn@p!" Video {links to YouTube}

*Kevin Crowell, part of the husband/wife team who owns MEMORY WORKS and SIMPLE STORIES.

What do you think?

If you’d like to get your hands on summa’ this cute “Sn@p!” line, I’m taking PRE-ORDERS! It will be on my MEMORY WORKS SITE soon . . . so easy to get, just like any other online store :)

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