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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Happy Fall Y'All!

It is beginning to cool down outside and another holiday season is quickly approaching.  It seems like it keeps coming faster than the year before!  I have been busy adding new merchandise to our always growing inventory, adding classes to our calendar and adding great merchandise to our clearance! Stop in to see what I've been up to!  Wanna see a few sneak peeks?  No Problem!


Refurbish your Silhouette and Cricut Mats!

New embossing folders for the E-bosser and More!

New Spellbinders!

NEW! Graphic 45


Join us for the Girlfriend Tags Punch Art Class!

Home Decor Pumpkin Class!

Advent Calendar Class!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

She's Baaaaack!!!!

For those that stopped by this Summer and did not get to see Ivy; she’s now back in the store.  She got some projects done at home this Summer, is fully recovered after an unexpected surgery, and the kiddos are off to school and boot camp.  So if you have missed seeing her at the store, stop in, because she’s baaaack!   Here’s some of what is happening at Scrappin' Happily Ever After

The Not Project Life Classes Have Been a Success

I saw a note posted on the S.H.E.A Facebook page today.  The Not Project Life classes have been such a hit, that Ivy is considering adding a second class group.  For those that have been curious about Project Life, or have not jumped in thinking it seemed a bit is your chance to get involved in a fun recurring class that is based on project life, but just like everything Ivy does – has more bling and embellishment.  The ladies that have been doing the class since the beginning of the year rave about it.  They even have make and share embellishments with each other for each of the monthly themed classes.  They have been having too much fun, and we have been missing it!  Now is the time to let Ivy know if you are interested in joining in the class.  For those that cannot make the classes, she also carries extra kits each month.  That way you can still create the beautiful projects, but let her know if you are interested in this option, so she is sure to make enough.   

Here is more from Ivy:  “This is just a little snapshot of what we do at our "not project life" classes. We stamp, make our own transparencies, paint, sew on pages, and more (but on a smaller scale than a full page). The really nice thing we have started noticing is that we (the actual scrapbooker) make it into this album! I know right?! In addition to that more moments that are still important make it into a book even if it isn't worthy of a 12x12 page. It is nice to record special mini moments. It's more cool than any of us imagined initially! We have a GREAT group #1, but would love to start a group #2!”


Call or come in to sign up and get your consignor number beginning Tuesday, Sept. 10!  This is a great time to go through your stash and purge the things you know you won’t use.  You know, those pads of paper you had to buy, used a few sheets, and will never use again; the 42 sets of holiday paper you have that keep collecting dust, because you always want the new holiday paper that comes out each year; the Cricut cartridges you don’t use; the Copic markers you bought because you were sure you were going to tap into your graphic artist and use all the time; the duplicate items; the storage solutions you have purchased, used, and replaced; and so on and so forth.  Big things, little things, they are all welcome at the yard sale.   Call Ivy if you have any questions on items you want to bring in and/or how to bundle smaller items.

Coming Attractions

Keep an eye on the calendar.  More things will be added soon for the Fall season.  We are heading into the holiday season, so we are sure to see some great classes and projects coming up.  Already on the calendar are the following:

Saturday, September 21 –- 12 hour crop
Sunday, September 22 –- Free Cameo/Cricut crop
Sunday, September 29th –- Not Project Life Class
September 29th – October 4th -– Yard Sale Consignor Check In

Fall is just around the corner and there is bound to be lot’s happening at S.H.E.A.  Hopefully all of you have been enjoying your Summer (and capturing all those great memories to scrapbook!).  I know for some reason, I always think the Summer will be less busy or more relaxed…but it never seems to work out that way.  Summer has flown by and Fall is right on its heels.  No need to dwell on the quickness of Summer, when there is fun stuff coming up at S.H.E.A. to keep us all distracted. Don’t forget to leave a comment below --- What sort of classes and projects do you hope to see at S.H.E.A this Fall?

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Oh Goodness!

I know. I know this is the first post in many months!  It's not that we haven't had anything gong fact it's just the opposite.  I'll try to bring everyone up to speed again! I hope you didn't miss out on our Spring Yard Sale that was held in May, but if you did then make sure you keep an eye out for our FALL SALE!  It seems like the months are just flying by, so you won't have long to wait.  Here is a recap of our SUPER FABULOUS SPRING SALE!

There were lots more photos, but I figured we better get to some of the OTHER goodies, too!  We have been having a great time at our Card Salad Classes!  It's great because you have an opportunity to make the cards that YOU choose to make from the featured cards of the month!  Change the papers or embellishments if you prefer or make them just the way they's your buffet day!

I don't want to make this post too long, so remember to friend us on Facebook!  we have a ton of new merchandise in and I just sent out coupons, so be sure to check you e-mail! See you soon!!!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Spring Has Sprung! Lots of New Product at S.H.E.A!!!

So it seems the night before the monthly crop is a good time to get a sneak peek of what is new at S.H.E.A.  Here are some things that are newly out and ready to become part of your crafting collections.

New Bazzill Basics patterned papers and embellishments including:



Lucy's Crab Shack 


The Bazzill pattern lines are fantastic for many reasons. They are definitely on trend and have great patterns.  Beyond that they are textured patterned papers, so the texture you love in your Bazzill solids is in the patterns as well.  If that was not enough, the colors coordinate perfectly back to Bazzill solids.

There are some great new products from Elle's Studio including:

Day to Day 12X12 double sided pattered papers


There are also lots of Elle's Studio's great additional journaling, embellishing, and stamping items. 

If you have not fallen in love with the Sn@p Life line, stop in and see all the fabulous cards, add on items, and embellishments Ivy has stocked from this line.  It is perfect for so many things.

For project lifers, there are wonderful new products and lines that will fit right into this mode of scrapbooking.  For the not so project lifers, there are things for you as well.  

Bo Bunny embellishments that coordinate back with the new lines are in stock.  Do not forget to take a peek at the beeeeeyooouutiful double dot ribbon packs and crocheted lace ribbon packs from Bo Bunny while you are there.  Yes, I said crocheted lace ribbon packs.  They are fabulous.

As always take a look around the entire store, many things are replenished and new including embossing folders, embellishments galore, and the ever popular 6X6 paper pads.

Stop by soon! 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Check Out All the New Stuff!!!!

Hi Everyone -
I was at the store today, and Ivy has a ton of new stuff out.  You MUST stop by to see for yourself.  Check out all the new paper and embellishment lines that were put out Friday:

Bowties - Basic Grey
Kneehighs - Basic Grey
Boy Crazy - My Mind's Eye
My Girl - My Mind's Eye
Mamarazzi - Bo Bunny
Family Is - Bo Bunny
Surpise - Bo Bunny
Carnival King - Bella

There is a bunch of new things out that would be perfect for Project Lifers or for Not Project Lifers....including Studio Calico, Sn@p, and Bella's Kinda Krafty.

New Fabscraps are in.  There are also the most fantastic wooden embellishments that are flat enough for scrapbooking and card making.  They come in a bunch of shapes - rulers, flowers, clocks, cameras, and more.   You have to see them in person.  They are beyond cool.

Other newer things on the floor: Several packs of Sn@p patterns like polkadots and graph papers in super bright colors, Graphic 45,  Echo Park Oh Snap, and if you have not seen it yet the My Mind's Eye Collectable collection it is fantastic.  The 6X6 pad basket is overflowing with a little bit of everything. 

Phew....I know I missed something.   Stop by this weekend and see all the new stuff for yourself!  Happy Crafting Y'all!

Friday, January 18, 2013

What's Up With All the Washi?

Did you know that this week was the official Washi Tape Awareness Week?  Okay, maybe I just made that up, but why not?  Shouldn't we all be aware of the awesome things we can do with washi tape?  This week while watching all the new products companies were giving while at CHA, I noticed that everyone seems to be adding more washi tape products to the lines.  Just like rhinestone, decorative brads, twine, and chipboard embellishments have become part of many of our favorite lines, now more and more companies will be releasing coordinating washi tape with their lines.   
Check out this bike covered in washi tape that My Mind's Eye had at CHA this past week! So cool...

So what's up with all the washi?  Washi tape is like a masking tape made from paper, only prettier, and comes in many different patterns.  There are many different kinds of washi products at Scrappin' Happily Ever After, including great patterns from Tim Holtz, Smash, Queen and Company, and both tape and sheets of washi from We R Memory Keepers.  Ivy says she has also ordered some new washi, including the new collections from My Minds Eye.  Here is one collection below, but they are going to have many different color families. You don't have to pick which pattern you want, because all of them come in one pack! 
I have liked the idea of washi tape since I first saw it.  I started buying it, but did not really know what to do with it.  I would put pieces here and there to embellish a page, but I thought, "I know I can do more!"   So off I went to S.H.E.A. to get some washi tape and some of the very awesome 12X12 sheets of washi paper that Ivy carries.  The washi paper is made from the same material, only it is huge.  It is like a giant sticker sheet that you can cut, tear, or even use in your favorite die cutting machine! 

So I challenged myself to use washi tape a bit differently than I had in the past, and think of some new ways that we could try to use this very versatile product.

First, I thought of the great way that Dedra showed us how to use washi tape to make a hinge in our mini albums.  Take two pieces of paper and put a piece of washi on the outside as a partial binding, then open up your two sheets, and make a "+" sign with the washi on the inside. instant hinge!

Then I thought, washi is so great at embellishing a page with all the little colorful strips, what if I tried to make a background out of washi?  So I took a plain piece of white cardstock and started layering on pieces of washi in many different patterns and colors.  I was a little worried at first, but the more I added, the better it started to look.  This will make a great background for a photo.  I envision finishing off this page by spritzing on some Mister Huey mist in grays and yellow to add some texture to the white space, then adding a photo, creating some nice big chunky letters for a title, and layering on some finishing touch kind of embellishments. 

Do you have stuff in your crafting supplies that you don't really like?  Perhaps you got a kit of product, or you have some items left over that you don't know how to use.  I had these big chipboard tags and shapes that were not really my style.  They came in a big kit that I got as a gift, but I knew I would never use them.   

Ugly embellishments + washi tape = something you can actually use! 

You can also use washi on smaller pieces of paper, then run it through your die cutting machine to cut out shapes.  You can then use the shapes or use the negative space in your projects!

I was able to use some chalk ink on the Tim Holtz newspaper looking washi tag above, which gave it a nice look.  Then I thought...can I stamp on it?  I tried some Adirondack ink, but that would not set because of the texture.  A quick call to Ivy and she said...use the Archival or Staz On ink.  Voila!  I got some great stamped images on the washi paper! 

  Even More Ideas....
- Write on it!  You can write on it with a pen, so you can use strips or pieces as backgrounds for journaling or fun photo captions.  Outside of crafting you can use it like you would post it flgas and make your calendar very pretty with all the washi tape options. 
- Use it to wrap gifts with plain kraft paper, and instead of ribbon use the washi tape as your color.  Put a piece as a "seal" for cards you send in the mail.
- Decorate with it.  Find some old books and cover them in washi tape to make a cute stack of colorful books on a shelf.  You can make some super cute office supplies by covering pencils and binder clips with washi tape.  Use it as your labels on file folders, or as a way to create squares on a white board or chalk board.   

The possibilities are endless.  If you need more ideas, go to Pinterest and type in "washi."  It is amazing what people come up with!  So in observance of the official Washi Tape Awareness Week, get on over to S.H.E.A., get yourself some washi tape and paper, and go out there and get crazy with the washi!  What would you do with some washi tape right now? 
Anyone want to washi their car? - Joanna