Monday, July 21, 2014

SAD NEWS

It is with great sadness that I have made the decision to close Scrapbooker's Paradise effective Saturday August 16th, 2014 at the end of the business day. As many of you are aware, two years ago I signed a lease for the south store. This was a five year deal with two years of lease extension and an option for an additional three years. Our current two year lease expires at the end of August and after 17 years of being in business I have made the difficult decision not to renew the option for the additional three years.
This has been a very difficult decision and I have spent long hours and many tears making it. I also explored with several people the option of having them purchase the store but that did not work out. The scrapbooking industry has been in a steep decline for the last four years as people no longer print out their photos. Recently big chains such as Archivers have gone out of business due to lack of sales. In the last few weeks Two Peas in a Bucket (a huge US online retailer and one of the pioneers of scrapbooking) announced that they will be shutting down and Shutterfly (who print photos and photo books) announced they are going into receivership and putting themselves up for sale.

I sincerely appreciate all our loyal customers and I am personally so sad that I cannot continue to keep the store open as I know there have been many life-long friendships made between our amazing staff and customers. I have enjoyed bringing you the latest and greatest scrapbooking supplies and having our talented staff and teachers show you the newest techniques for almost two decades. It has been such a pleasure working with these talented ladies over the last seventeen years. I have put my heart and soul into the store and appreciate all of you that have supported our classes and events over the years. I know that everyone will greatly miss the store, and our amazing staff and teachers as well as our weekly emails done by our webmaster and our blog team, and all of us will miss each of you!

Should you have any questions or comments you can reach me at comments@scrapbookersparadise.com

Sincerely,
Leslie Lee
Owner



Effective Monday, July 21st we will offer 15% off your total purchase, including sale items, of scrapbooking and card making Items (20% off for Scrapbook Club Members).

In addition we will have 12x12 paper racks on sale for $40 each while supplies last and many other display items, shelves, baskets, work shop machines and more on sale. Please note that these are priced to sell and there is no further discount on them.

Also note that all sales are FINAL and there are no returns or exchanges during this closing out sale and this sale replaces all other sales, specials and coupons. We are unable to hold items for you during this sale.

If you have Monday Night Class kits please pick those up right away.
Please make sure to use your gift cards before closing.
Our final day of business will be Saturday August 16th, 2014.





NEW HOURS: EFFECTIVE MONDAY July 21st, 2014
Monday - Friday
10 am - 7 pm 


Saturday 
10 am - 5 pm. 

Note that we will be closed on Monday, August 4th for the long weekend to allow our staff to spend time with their families.

SALE

valid July 21st-26th 2014

*20% off total purchase 
including sale items-{Members Only}
15% off for {non members}


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

TAKE AN ADDITIONAL

25% off the already marked down
25%, 50% and  70% items
off sales items - valid July 16th-31st, 2014

* Limit one discount per customer. {excludes paper}

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Beach Day's


Valid July 15th  & 16th, 2014
*10% off total regular price total purchase {before GST}
{15% for members}

*Not valid with other coupons or discounts. Excludes all personal cutting and binding machines, rolling bags & totes, All Marker & Paint sets, We R Tools and Storage Items and Envelopments. Limit one discount per customer. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Graphic 45

Did you know that Graphic 45 is now including a versatile template in their paper packs?

Templates are in the paper pad covers! 
This means that the front and back cover will have tag, folder,
 and journaling templates for your papercrafting.
Drop by the store and pick up a pack today!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Member Monday Early YEE HAW

Hurry on down to the store
YeeHaw Day's Coupon for members only
Valid July 7th, 2014
Come in and say; 
"YEEHAW I Love Scrapbooker's Paradise"
and receive 35% off one regular priced item over $10.00
*{you must be a member to use this }

*Not valid with other coupons or discounts. Excludes all personal cutting and binding machines, rolling bags & totes, All Marker & Paint sets, We R Tools and Storage Items and Envelopments. Limit one discount per customer. 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Quick Card with Chalkboard Paint


The girls at the store tell me that the black chalkboard paint is the best seller and that makes perfect sense except that black is black and can't easily be changed. I prefer something that I can get far more use out of. The 'Yellow' on the other hand happens to be the slowest seller but has far more other color possibilities. It is the color that you have least or never encountered as a chalkboard but I was able to turn yellow into black with so little effort so why would I get black???

Here are a few color experiments that I want to share with you. With each color, I pretty much used a 4 parts yellow to one part acrylic heavy body color. For the black (not shown), I just repeated the process to get a pure black look.

The 'Dina Wakely' paints are great for this and for any other color projects. The heavy body means that very little is needed to effectively play with color. Chalkboard paint works because of the grit and in all of my color experiments.....it still had not lost it's chalkboard properties.



Now, the possibilities are endless.........
I used the burnt orange color above and just covered a piece of paper and a die to cut it out.

***Use this for idea for wedding signs and they can be customized. Use paper & your costs will be low***


Here's a quick card that can easily be customized for any purpose:


1.Mix color and block off area for chalkboard paint.


2.Block off chalkboard painted area.


3.Use Distress ink to finish outer edges.


4.Use a decorative stamp to finish outer edges as desired.


 Check out my Blog on Monday to see how I turned my old outdated knobs into something far more updated using my 'Scrap' stash.


I'll be back in a couple of weeks with a project that was inspired by my recent travels to Italy.





Products Used:
American Crafts Chalkboard Paint
Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint
Simple Stories 'Design it yourself' clear stamps
Ranger Distress Inks
Paintbrush
White chalk