Saturday, October 29, 2011


Silhouette CAMEO is here!  15 Cameo's were waiting just inside my back door when I came in Monday evening.  It was like Santa Clause had arrived early....I wasn't, just Richard our UPS Delivery guy. I have had so much fun playing with the new version of the silhouette, I can't stop myself.  This new edition has a wider 12" cutting area, is quieter, and has a new blade system as well as much more.  I love being able to cut my own die cut designs out of scrapbook paper of my choosing, and border options are endless.  We have already sold over 1/2 of our initial shipment.  Hurry in and get yours before they are gone or give us a call and we will be happy to reserve yours with a credit card account.

Yes, that's right.  For all of you who keep up with the latest and greatest from Tim Holtz and Ranger, we still have a few sets of this limited edition Fall Series set of Distress Inks from Tim.  This will not be released again, once this last production is all sold out, there will be no more.  We will be receiving the limited Winter Series as well.  Be sure to call and reserve your set today.  These are even limited to Retail stores.

This is a class you don't want to miss.  Coming Saturday, November 4 at 4:00 pm is Basically Bare.  An instructor from Basically Bare will be here to teach a class creating this beautiful album using Graphic 45 papers. This album has everything from corrugated cardboard, chipboard, acrylic, and canvas.  To sign up be sure to call the store right away, class registration is limited to 30.  Basically Bare will also be having a Trunk Show while here, so any of their products that you absolutely love and can't live without (which for me is all of them) you will have the opportunity to purchase from them.  Call the store for further details and a supply list as well as to sign up.

We have so much more in the store that it is too much to detail so I am going to give you a list and them will share some photos.  I hope to be back later with more details.  Oh, and be sure to checkout the sidebar for the November Schedule.

Christmas Lines; Webster's Pages "Sweet Season", SEI "Silver Valley", Kaiser Craft "December 25th", Bo Bunny "Blitzen", Echo Park "Season's Greetings", Making Memories "Twinkle", WRMK "Peppermint Twist", Fancy Pants "Saint Nick", Melissa Frances "Deck the Halls", Creative Imaginations "Winter Song", My Little Yellow Bicycle "Wonder and Wishes"  and  Simple Stories "25 Days of Christmas", .

Other Simple Stories: Year-O-Graphy, Generations, Baby Steps, and Happy Day.

We have started carrying several Webster's Pages lines of paper and embellishments.  There are also so incredible Fall lines from SEI, Fancy Pants, Imaginisce, WRMK and Little Yellow Bicycle, which has a beautiful mini album kit.

We've just receive 2 new lines from Basic Grey, "Little Black Dress" and Piccadilly".  Both of these are beautiful lines.  We have almost sold out of Little Black Dress with 5 days.  We have another beautiful Black and White line from Doodlebug.  Many, Many paper lines cover the walls in the store and sit there waiting for you to stop in for a visit. 

We have several new "tools" in the store as well.  The new Ribbon Punch from We R Memory Keepers has arrived and is going fast.  We have recently restocked out Luminarte Line, Radiant Rain, Daubers and H2O's,  from Creative Imaginations.  We are now carrying Tattered Angels Glitter Glaze and Glitter Glam.  These products are so much fun to play with, you just HAVE to stop in and join us for some fun.  We love showing customers how to use these latest additions to the store.  We now have "Devine Twine" by the yard and the colors are endless.

New stamps are arriving Weekly from your favorite companies, Hero Arts, Heartfelt Creations, Memory Box, Tim Holtz, Darice, My Favorite Things, Penny Black and Impression Obsession and much more. 

Wait until you see the new glitter and peel offs coming from Elizabeth Craft, you will flip.  We are planning a workshop with Sabrina in January to showcase these products.  It's one of those "you have to see it, to believe it" products.  It is NOT just your ordinary glitter.

New Sizzix dies, and Die/Stamp combinations are here and still arriving.  We are receiving Spellbinds as they are released as well as new Cuttlebug Embossing Folders.

Oh, I am exhausted..... but here are a few photos of some of the items mentioned above.  Sit back, relax and enjoy.  And, as always, thank you for stopping by Precious Scraps.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

WORLD CARD MAKING DAY at Precious Scraps

Good Morning everyone and Happy World Card Making Day!  Don't forget to come out today for out FREE Luminarte Demonstration featuring Radiant Rain Mist, Daubers and H2O's.  Stop in between 10:30 and 1:00 for a free demo and get your hands on the latest products to adorn the shelves at Precious Scraps.  You can make a card or tag using Creative Imaginations Luminarte Products.  Sabrina from the Collins Group will be giving away prizes and having make-in-takes and more.  This is something you will not want to miss.  I absolutely love these products and can't get enough of them.

Be sure to stop by the blog tomorrow for more information on more new products. 
Hint **  Fall and Christmas

Saturday, August 27, 2011

We're Back....

Thank you to everyone for your kind thoughts and comforting words during the hospitalization and passing of my sister-in-law.  We continue to pray for my brother and his daughters for peace and understanding. 

With illnesses and life in general I have been absent from the blog for way too long.  Larry and I have finally finished the renovations on our home.  What started out as simply replacing the carpet with hardwood floors turned into a complete house reno.  We completely gutted the kitchen and both bathrooms, replaced all light fixtures, painted the entire house and much much more.  I hope to show photos soon.  I am waiting for my son Kyle to come home and see it first before I spoil the suprise.  We live very simply but our house is our HOME and we are very proud of it.

Now on to greater things.  We recently returned from the CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) Trade Show. We were lucky enough to be able to participate in some amazing workshops and events. There was not much time to site see or even relax,  four days of nonstop action. We got to meet some amazing people in the industry and speak with other retail store owners and enjoy a special dinner at Harry Carey's with our great hostess, Kristen from Notions Marketing.  Below is only a small sampling of what is coming to Precious Scraps.  Hope you enjoy our selections and stop in to get your favorites, some are going quickly and have already been re-ordered.

In the store now:






These amazing stamps are coordinated to work with Spellbinders or Heatfelt Creations own designed diecuts to make to most flowers, birds, snowflakes and much more.  You have to see them to truly enjoy their beauty.

Here are a couple of card samples taken from Authentics Gallery (with permission) showing some of the flower stamps and dies in use.


We have the sntire line from the Button Studio Collection, including charms.
Stop in and check out some of the samples in the store


I was fortunate enough to take a workshop with this group and had an amazing time creating the cutest acrytic scrapbook.  I have the album on display in the store and would be happy to show you what you need to make your own.




Actual Uniforms are used to fashion these 12x12 Scrapbooks.  We have Army, Navy, Marines,
Airforce, Fire Department and  Emergency Medical Technicians

Just one of the paper kits from Uniform Scrapbooks that coordinate with all of the scrapbooks on hand

This line is already going fast and has been re-ordered, so hurry in.

I will leave off here and return on Tuesday evening with more new, in store now, previews.  At the end of the week I will be posting what is "coming soon" which will include a preview of the 6 Christmas Lines.  Be sure to check back because you won't want to miss anything.

Thanks again for stopping by Precious Scraps and for your patience
with me as life revolves around in circles at times. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

CROP FOR A CURE at Precious Scraps has been canceled for Saturday May 21st and will be rescheduled for June or July. Watch the blog for a updated schedule.  There is so much activity going on right now with graduation, school activities, ballgames, etc that we feel we would have a better turn out during the summer.  I hope that everyone will watch for the rescheduled time and call and sign up for this important event.  This is a fund raiser for Ashlee Nemeth, a local young mother who is undergoing treatment for cancer. 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Off the couch and ready to go....

Sorry for the delay in undating this blog and schedule this month.  This is my first day off the couch in a while.  Last week on Tuesday I started feeling like I had a sinus infection going coming on and tried to treat it with over the counter medications and such.  Needless to say, that didn't work by Sunday evening I was flat on my back on the couch.  I had no voice, couldn't hear anything and absolutely no energy.  Went to the Doctor Monday morning and got an injection of steriods.  I tried to work Tuesday but that didn't go so well and back on the couch I went until today.  I had to get more meds yesterday and today I am finally starting to feel a little bit of life creep back in. 

Be sure to check out April and May's schedule to the left in the side bar.  We have as lot of exciting things going on.  We have an Advanced Silhouette Class, Copic Class, National Scrapbook Day, A Scrapbook Yard Sale and much more over the next two months.

First things first...... SEW EASY hand tools are back on stock !!
If you have not treied the Sew Easy from We Are Memory Keepers you have to stop in and give it a spin.  I looks great on your scrapbook pages, cards, accent pieces and more.  It makes hand sewing SEW easy !  We will have a full line of new piercing wheels available soon.  I cannot wait to get my hands on the vine stitch. Until then come in and try out some of the other available piercing wheels, the possibilities are endless.

Speaking of We Are Memory Keepers we have our more recent line Tres Elegant avaialble.  This is a beautiful Spring Wedding line.  It would also be just as for Easter.  Don't forget we also have PEEP from WRMK if you want the more traditional bright and fun papers and accents for your pages. I have truly enjoyed working with the WRMK papers and kits each month.  I love how simple it is to coordinate your pages and the 6x6 blocks included in the lines are great for small books or cards.  The ideas just keep coming every time I pick up a piece of their paper.  The PEEP paper line is simply adorable for the kids Egg Hunt photos.  I love the bright colors along with the tiny rabbits and chicks. Stop in and take a peep...I mean peek...LOL.

We just received our latest shipment from Echo Park which has some great Spring and Summer papers to scrap those wonderful pictures of the kids.

I am having so much fun with Echo Parks lastest releases.  You have to plan a trip to stop in and see the in person and let your imaginatuion run wild.

Now lets talk a little about some of the exciting events happening in the next couple of months.

We have oour second Silhouette Class coming up on Tuesday, April 26th at 6:30.  If you missed the first class you certainly don't want to miss this one.  We will be going over intermedate to advanced techniques that will help bring your designs to life.  If you have your program on your laptaop feel free to bring it.  Be sure to call and sign up for this class.

We are now taking items for our SCRAPBOOK YARDSALE.  You can stop in and register to sell your gently loved items in our yardsale.  We will be accepting items until May 10th and the Yard Sale will be Saturday, May 14th.  Even if you don't want to part with any of your items be sure to stop by the yard sale for some great bargans.  Call the store for details on registering as a seller.

We will be having a COPIC class on Sunday, May 15th.  This is a class we have had so many request for.  Be sure to not miss this one.   We will also be having a Crop for a Cure on May (the 21st) for a local community member Ashlee Nemeth.  More details on the crop will be coming soon.

Let's not forget National Scrapbook Day!!!  May7th is National Scrapbook Day at Precious Scraps and around the world.  We have a special day planned for all participants.  We will have special Crop Time with a couple of predesigned pages, a project or two, lots of prizes and give aways and plenty of food.  The fee is $30 and will run from 10:00 am to 8 pm.  Hope you can join us.  Please call the store to reserve your spot today!

Until later, thanks for stopping by Precious Scraps.  I think it is time for my nap...still working on getting my energy level back up.  Hope to see ya soon.  Bev

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Reminders, Announcements and New Stuff......

Beginners Silhouette Class this Thursday at 
6:30 pm at Precious Scraps
You don't want to miss this class.  If you own or are considering purchasing a Slihouette Die Cut Machine  you need to attend this class.  Wanda will be teaching a beginners to intermediate class with hands on demonstrations.  We plain to follow up with another class for Intermediate to Advanced in April or May.  The class fee is $10 and you haven't yet purchased a Silhouette do so after class and your class fee is waived.  We are running a special on the machines Regularly $299 for $249 until the end of March.  Hurry in and get yours!

2011 Basic Grey Page of the Month
Don't forget if you signed up for the new Basic Grey Page of the Month out first class will be meeting Sunday, March the 27th at 2:30 pm.  If you signed up for KIT only participation you may call or email and we will begin shipping out the kits immediately.  You will need to have your credit card information ready.

One last thing and then on to the new stuff....
We have some exciting events coming your way over the next few months.  Just to name a few, to wet your appetite per say.... more Silhouette Classes, COPIC class coming in April or May, Precious Scraps Spring Yard Sale, CROP for a Cure in May to benefit Ashley Neemeth, and of course National Scrapbook Day. Be sure to pay close attention to our calendar.  

Now on to what you are waiting for.....what's new to the store....

Kaiser Craft's Nan's Favorite (Notice the page layout at the top left hand corner)
October Afternoon Modern Homemaker
Jilli Bean Chilled Strawberry Soup
Echo Park Springtime Accessory Sheets and Tag and Border Pages

Echo Parks Springtime Collection (Double-Sided shown)

Basic Grey Life of the Party      

Basic Grey Life of the Party Collection Kit and Accessories
Basic Grey Hello Luscious
Basic Grey Hello Luscious Collection Kit and Accessories
BoBunny Gabrielle Collection
Gabrielle pages with 6x6 blocks and journal blocks

Gabrielle Accessories
Found this great little book cover from 7 Gypsies that goes beautiful with this line
BoBunny Timepiece
Timepiece Accessories
Stewart County Senior Albums with 24 sheets of coordinating Black and Gold Paper, 3 Sticker Sheets with one custom printed for Stewart County High School Rebels and a 5x7 SCHS Rebels frame
New Disney Section
Well I think that is enough for today.  I will be updating the schedule in the next couple of days so be sure to check back often.  We are receiving new shipments weekly so stay in touch.  As always, thank you for stopping by Precious Scraps.