Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Scrapping Nook News

Two years ago, I had an opportunity to fulfill my dream of opening my own scrapbooking store. The past 2 years have been an exciting journey. I was able to keep the Nook name that was started by Patti & Elia, meet some wonderful people – both through the store and the message board – and as a result, I now have an amazing group of friends that share my passion for scrapbooking.

However, I am saddened to say that due to things beyond my control, I will be closing the retail store of Scrapping Nook Ltd, effective April 30th, 2012.

It’s not all bad news though! I will still have the online store and be carrying all the same great products that I do today! The message board will not be going away, either. Also, for the time being, the Design Team will remain the same.

In order to make the transition from the retail store to being strictly an online business, I will need to reduce my current inventory. Starting in early February, I will be reducing the prices of almost all of the products by 20%, with gradual increases in the weeks to follow.

I want to take this time to thank Tara for the amazing job she did managing the store for me. Her dedication to her job is outstanding and I could not have been able to do it all without her. Margo’s wonderful personality made the customers feel happy about shopping – and her willingness to always help out when needed is always greatly appreciated. I also owe a great deal of thanks to Judy, who although is not an employee, she was always there to help Tara with product placement and filling the ‘holes’ when pegs became empty. She too, was always available to help when needed. I also can’t forget Jeff, who provided all the IT support – and I hope I can still continue to rely on his services for the online business.

I also want to thank the Design Team. Although they aren’t going anywhere, they are still key to the operation of the Nook with their fabulous designs hanging in the store as well as online. They also do a fantastic job with the message board – organizing crops and other fun activities. They are the BEST!!!

Anyways, stay tuned for more announcements about sales, classes beyond April, Design Team and the online store.

Thank YOU for being a part of this experience with me and I hope you will continue on with me in the next phase of the journey!



Sunday, January 22, 2012

Design Team Layouts for January - Jennifer Hottinger-Sloan

Jennifer did some fantastic layouts this month using the Lilybee "Head Over Heels" line.... love what she created!!!

Be sure to get some of your own online or in store soon!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

January 2012 Design Team Layouts - Jillian Anger

Jillian had the fantastic line from Fancy Pants - Winterland! It's so pretty!! Check out the fabulous layouts that she has created this month!

This line has gone so incredibly fast - be sure to check the store for what's left!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Scrapping Nook 2nd Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday, January 7th, we will be celebrating our 2nd anniversary and what is a celebration with out sale? So tomorrow, EVERYTHING in the store will be 40% off! The only exceptions are classes and gift certificates.

In store, the sale is from 10am - 5pm.
Online, the sale is from 12:01am - 11:59pm EST. Use coupon code YEAR2 to receive the discount.

Also, Vicki Boutin will also be there with her new book Creative Foundations! Come by and say hi to Vicki! You can purchase her book or bring your own and get her to sign it.

We will also have a door prize, so be sure to stop by and fill out a ballot for your chance to win. No purchase necessary! :-)

We look forward to seeing you!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!!!
Tara, Margo and I would like to wish all of you good health and happiness in 2012!

We're Turning Two!!
The Scrapping Nook will be turning 2 years old next week. Come join us on Saturday, January 7th to celebrate with us. We'll have some sweet treats and fabulous door prizes. The wonderful Vicki Boutin will also be joining us. She'll have copies of her fantastic new book Creative Foundations on hand for you to purchase or bring your own copy and get her to sign it for you.

CHA 2012 - Winter
With a new year brings CHA 2012 - Winter -- where there will be LOTS of fabulous new products to inspire our creativity this year. Be sure to check out our message board in the weeks to come, where we will have links to all the manufacturer's blogs showcasing their new products. Provide your comments on what you like/don't like. Customer feedback is always important to me when I'm getting ready to place orders!

Upcoming Events and Classes
Friday, January 6th - Pizza, Pop & Crop 5-midnight
Saturday, January 7th - Scrapping Nook's 2nd Anniversary Celebration
Tuesday, January 10th - Niagara Scrappers 7-9
Wednesday, January 18th - Copic Club 7-9

More classes will be added soon. To keep up to date on the happenings here at the Nook, check our Class Calendar on our website.