Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year.....Almost

Hey everyone, Happy New Year.  I want to thank everyone for a great year at Precious Scraps.  The business continues to grow and prosper but more importantly my friendships continue to grow.  I so enjoy getting to meet everyone and chat when you come in.  I am a "people" person and love having the opportunity to talk with customers from all over as well as locally.  I want to again, thank you for your support and encouragement as the business continues to grow.

Don't forget we will be having an all night crop tonight to ring in the new year.  We will get started around 5 pm and stop when the last person leaves.  The admission is a snack.  Since I will be up all night the store will be closed tomorrow so I can get a little rest and then start inventory.

I had previously mentioned that we might start closing on Sunday's but for right now we will remain open so be sure to stop in.

As I mentioned, I will be doing inventory over the weekend so that means BIG SALES next week.  We need to clear out in order to make room for new merchandise arriving in February from the CHA show.  If you happen to see a line that you are interested in seeing us carry be sure to let me know.

We are receiving monthly shipment from We Are Memory Keepers so be sure to stop in and see the new Winter, Valentine and Family lines that will be put out next week. 

Again Thank you and everyone have a Happy, Safe and Prosperous New Year.  As always, thanks for stopping by Precious Scraps

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.......

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I spent the day with my family which was terrific.  With everyone's busy lifestyles it is so difficult to get everyone together at once. Thank goodness for Holiday's.  Here is a pic of our family along with the new additions of step-siblings, and the exclusion of my oldest brother and his family (they were in St. Louis for the Holidays.  My mom remarried April of 2009 after my father passed in 2000.  She met a wonderful man named Ron and it has been such a pleasure getting to know his children.  It was truly a Thankful time to be together.

My husband Larry, Son Kyle and I
Meeting my Great-Niece Teagan Grace for the first time.  She is 6 weeks old in this picture.  
Over Larry's Fall Break he worked on a flower bed for me at the store.  He enclosed our sign so we could add lighting as well as some beautiful flowers (in the Spring).  I love the way it turned out and it really lights the way for everyone to find the store in the evenings. I can't wait to plant some beautiful petunias in the spring to spill over the sides.  These photos were taken just before it's completion but I think you get the idea.  Thank you Larry, you are the best!

view of the back as you are leaving the store
From the entrance to the store. It looks so pretty all lit up at night. 

Here are a few projects we've been working on around the store.  Some are from classes and some are product samples, hope you enjoy.  Be sure to check out the December calendar to the left.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Precious Scraps will open at 8 am this Friday for the best 
Black Friday Sales, unbelievable savings!

Silhouette SD Electronic Die Cutting Machines
Reg. $299    TODAY ONLY  $ 229

All Northridge Publishing Books
CARDS, Scrapbook Trends and Special Releases
30% OFF

Hampton Art DITTO Photo Clutch's
Reg. $5.99 on Sale $4.50

All Embossing Folders
(Cuttlebug, Sizzix, Quickutz)
20% OFF

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads
Buy 3 Get 1 FREE

WRMK Crop III Main Squeeze and Accessories
20% OFF

All Fancy Pants and Embellishments
25% OFF

Pine Cone Press Kits
Buy 1 get 1 at 1/2 price

Kaiser Craft Beyond the Page Kits
25% OFF

Select Paper Kits On Sale

Long Sleeve T-Shirts
Reg. $22 on Sale $18
Sweat Shirts
Reg. $32 on Sale $25

COPIC Markers
Buy 4 get one (1) Free

Additional 20% OFF All Clearance Items

Precious Scraps T-Shirts  $9 all sizes
Reg. $12 and $14

If that's not enough to entice you in, I'm not sure what it will take.  Again, the store will be open special hours on Friday, 8am until 10 pm, so be sure to stop in and save.  These discounts are for ONE DAY ONLY !
Due to substantially marked down prices we will not be able to accept discount cards
for purchases on Black Friday Specials.

I would also like to take this time to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.
I am so blessed with the friends and acquaintances that I have made through this journey. 
Enjoy your day and we will see you on Friday......

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Basic Grey has arrived...

Basic Grey's new beautiful Curio and Marjolaine has arrived.  Both of these lines carry paper that is absolutely stunning.  You have to come in the store and check it out.  We even have page kits available to purchase.


 We have also received the 2011 Basic Grey Calendar Kit.  We have a limited number of these so be sure to come in soon to get yours.  These make wonderful Christmas Gifts.
Also new this week, Creative Imaginations Lullaby line, in both Boy and Girl.  It is another one of those "must see to appreciate" lines.  The embossed solids look and feel quilted.  This is by far my favorite baby line.

See, I told you so....

Well, that's it for now.  I will be back on Friday with a listing and pics of all of our Christmas Lines as well as a few cards we made recently in class.  I have decided that we will have one more Christmas Card Class in December since so many have ask.  It will be Sunday, December 5th and our Christmas Open House will be Sunday December 12th.  I will be posting our entire December Calendar shortly.  As always, thanks for stopping by Precious Scraps.  Bev

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

We R Memory Keepers is in the house!!

When we attended CHA this past July I had my eye on We R Memory Keepers.  I had seen their product (I have always carried some of their tools, but I am talking papers, etc) and wanted to check it out up close and personal, to touch it, you know what I am talking about LOL.  I fell in love at first sight.  I HAD to have it!  So we are know members of the We R Memory Keepers automatic shipment club.  What this means is that every month we will receive a new line from them.  We currently have three lines in.  The lines are composed of Embossed papers, Sewn paper (the prettiest I have ever seen), double-sided pattern paper, embossed tags, chipboard stickers and titles, embossed stickers, brads, stamps, 4x6 journaling tags, collection kits, card kits, paper stacks, coordinating cardstock stacks and double-page layouts already completed, just waiting for your pictures.  The prices on their line is wonderful, the double-page layouts that are truly embellished like none I have seen before are only $5.99.  You just HAVE to stop in and check We R Memory Keepers products out as well as the other million items we carry. (I think I went a little overboard shopping for Christmas, lol).

Here is just a tease of the lines that we currently have in stock (but hurry in because they are going fast):

Maple Grove

White Christmas

White Christmas (Sample of Sewn Cardstock)

Merry January

We are also carrying a full line of Embossed gift tags from WRMK for all occasions.  These make great additions to your gift bags or packages as well as great for adding to the front of a card.  You can see the full line of WRMK here (but I would rather you stop in the store to see it "up close and personal").

Other new items in the store include a full line of Spellbinders (thanks Claire at Waltzingmouse for my new addiction to nesties), Sizzix Dies from Tim Holtz, new Sizzix and Cuttlebug Embossing folders, an increasing selection of Quickutz....and that is just one corner of the store. Oh, I almost forgot, in this same corner we now have the Big Shot machine and accessories.  Our Flower Soft has been restocked to include the new tinsel and gold, great for decorating Christmas Tree cards and more.  

We also have a large variety of Vintage Groove from Making Memories.  This is for all of you jewelry enthusiast that keeps coming in asking if we have beads or chains.  Now the answer is YES.  We have the Vintage Groove line as well as single beads that you can purchase, and an array of Bottle Cap jewelry.

Vintage Groove

Be sure to check out the class schedule in the sidebar to the left, we have all of our sales and specials listed there.  We will be having a Black Friday sale the day after Thanksgiving so be sure to keep a watch on the blog as I will be announcing the specials.

This and That:  Here is a few pictures that I had on my camera that I thought I would share.....

This is a 2-page layout that I "helped" my friend Susie with.  In the picture is her daughter Jessie and her fiance' at her Senior Prom.   This is with Prima's Floral Fairies Paper. (there is a space on the left hand paper in the green cardstock that she will add some journaling later)  

My friend Tammey created this card with an Embossing Folder from Sizzix, Copic Markers and Flower Soft

Here is Ms. Betty (aka Mom, not mine but I claim her, she is my friend Shari's mom).  She is modeling the Vintage Groove necklace she made at the Trace Creek Crop in Mayfield, KY we attended as vendors.  Great job MOM.
That's it for now, back tomorrow with another corner of the store.  Thanks for stopping by Precious Scraps!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New Items in the store...Just in time for the Holidays!

Look at all of this new merchandise for the store. It is amazing all of the Fall, Holloween and Christmas paper and embellishment we have. You HAVE to stop in and check it out. We also have received a new Core'dinations line that is so stunning....seeing is believing. We have numerous other new lines fron Upsy Daisey, October Afternoon, Grandma's Attic, Sassafrass Lass and much much more. We have a lot of new tools and embellishment, new dies and embossing folders, flower soft has been completely restocked with the new silver and gold on the way. It is way too much to try to tell you about. You just HAVE to come by.

Don't forget, if you are interested in signing up for the Christmas Card Marathon to send me your email to so that I can forward the five selections that you must choose one from to make in class. You will be making 25 cards of that one card. Just imagine the jump you will have on your cards this might actually get the out on time....LOL (wait, I think I was talking to myself). I will be posting the entire October schedule this evening. We will have a Mellisa Frances Class this month making a cookbook mini album as well as much more.
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Thursday, September 16, 2010


Just a reminder that the store will be CLOSED Thursday after 3 pm, Friday and Saturday.  We will re-open on Sunday at 1:00 and have our regular business hours.  We will be attending Trace Creek Crop as a Vendor over the weekend and have packed the whole store....  We will look forward to seeing you when we return.  Thanks

Friday, August 6, 2010


We are back from Chicago and have so much to share.  I will be posting pictures as we receive's a LOT !  We shopped until we dropped.  Denise, Wanda, Elaine and myself had an awesome time in Chicago and truly enjoyed all the new paper lines and tools coming out over the next few months.  We took some GREAT workshops and returned with lots of samples.  Be sure to stop in and check them out.  We have so much coming our way...papers for the holidays, tools for cutting, punching, binding, brad setting, and so much more, jewelry (you are going to love this line from making memories, very vintage), real wood to die cut and craft with, journals, photo albums, stamps........ We listened to what you were asking for and I think we will deliver and make everyone happy with our purchases.

First up...QUICKUTZ has arrived in the store.  We finally have the Special Delivery Gift Sets and the "Spring/Summer" Birds and Bees release.  Be sure to stop in and get your quickly or call the store to reserve as these are "limited edition" sets and won't last for long.

Border Dies

Cookie Cutter Dies

4 x 4 Dies

2 x 2 Dies

Raindrop 4 x 8 Alphabet

Classes: I've updated the August class schedule.  Sorry for the delay.  I did this in a post before I left for Chicago but forgot to hit "Publish" .  Please notice that from now until November we will be having our Christmas Card classes as well as our Everyday Card Class.  Also be sure to take note of the special buy don't want to miss these.  Remember to wear your "Precious Scraps" t-shirts in on the 2nd Tuesday of each month to receive 10% off your purchase.  We will be adding some kit classes soon for the holidays (a great cookbook class kit) and look forward to seeing you in class.  In September we will be adding two new classes:  "Book Club" (with Pine Cone Press) and "New Discoveries with Denise".  Stop in and see samples of upcoming classes and be sure to reserve your spot.


September 11, 2010
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
(location next door - address to be announced)

Bring all of your gently loved scrapbook items and sell them to purchase newer and exciting items.  Call the store for additional information or stop in to sign up.  We will start accepting merchandise on Friday, August 27th at the store.  You will be required to package and price your own sale items.  We will provide you with price tags.  We will not accept items later than 5:00 pm on Friday, September 10th.  All unsold items will have to be picked up no later that Friday, October 1st. any remaining items will be donated to a charity.

SEPTEMBER CLOSINGS:  The store will be closed Friday, and Saturday September 17th and 18th. We will close at 2:00 on Thursday the 16th.   We will be attending an out-of-town crop as vendors on Friday and Saturday.  We will re-open our regular hours on Sunday September 19th.  This means there will be no crop on Friday the 17th. 

We are still working out a few glitches for our email newsletter but hope to have everything up and running very soon.  Please continue to check the blog or our facebook page for updates until then.  As always, we appreciate your support and patience as our store continues to grow and improve.  Thanks for stopping by Precious Scraps.

Edited to addThank you for all of your concerns and prayers following my previous post.  I had a health scare (a mini stroke) but I am fine now. I debated on keeping this private but begin to think that there may be other people out there with some of my same issues.  I am overweight, have high cholesterol, not exercise, don't eat healthy (fast food a lot) and a stressful lifestyle.  Since my scare, I have begun to change my life.  I eat healthier, no more 8-10 soda's a day. I don't "diet", I am changing the way I choose what I eat and how much of it I eat.  This is for the rest of my life so "quick" diet fixes are not going to work.  I exercise now, 30 minutes in the morning and evening.  I feel so much better.  I am taking medication to lower my cholesterol until I can get it down and then will control it with diet.  I am on an aspirin regimen and most importantly, I try not to get stressed. As of today, I have lost 10 pounds over a month.  I know that may not seem like a lot to some but to me it is a lot to be excited about.  This will be a slow process, I have a long way to go and I may share more about my changing lifestyle along the way.   My final thought to you is to enjoy your life, love those that are in it and appreciate each day and most importantly take time to take care of yourself.