Friday, December 31, 2010


We Do!!!!!  We just got in a ton of buttons, and they're all a little different, and super cute!  You'll find them on our color wall!  Look how beautiful!!

We are now selling Tim Holtz paper by the sheet - by your request!!  Come in and check out our selection - and we will be announcing the winners of our 12 Tags of Christmas Contest soon!!!  They turned our so cute!!
We also have the 7 Gypsies Painter Trays.  Here is a sample displaying Bay's First Year.
Many of you have requested to bring back our "Kit of the Week".  We will be re-starting this beginning next week.  Every Thursday we will have a new kit, all prepared, just waiting to be assembled.  We will start off with single 12x12 layouts, and later we will add double pages and mini books, so keep watching your emails and checking the blog!

We hope everyone has a very Happy and Healthy New Year!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sweet Love...and a coupon!!

We have so many new "Love" lines here are The Scrapbook Store.  Just look at this cute new Doodlebug line called Sweet Love.  The picture just doesn't do it justice!!
On another note, Stephanie, from Bella Blvd, did a great segment on Real Milwaukee this morning.  You can view the segment by clicking here.  She did a fabulous job and we are so proud of her.  If you go onto the Real Milwaukee website, you can download a coupon for 25% off all Bella Blvd. products in the store.  Just bring it in by the end of the month!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Real Milwaukee visits The Scrapbook Store!!!!

We were so excited to hear that Fox 6 wanted to come visit us to feature the store and our free Breakfast Krops on Real Milwaukee!  It was so much fun!  Watch us here.  We had such a good turn out and hope to see many more of you at our Breakfast Krops, Kroppin' Times, and All Day Krops.  Visit our site here to get a complete schedule!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

News and New Stuff!!

We had a great time yesterday at our All Day Krop!  It's so much fun and we want you to join us!!!!  Every second Saturday of the month we have an All Day Krop.  Hours are from 9am until midnight.  $45.00 includes 15 hours of kropping time, lunch, dinner, snacks, make and takes, door prizes and a grand prize!  Call and reserve your spot!!!!

The Scrapbook Store is focusing on MAJOR events this coming new year!!  We plan on having owners and/or designers of some of your favorite paper lines each and every quarter in 2011 beginning on January 15th.  We will be announcing our schedule of these events very soon and are sooooo excited!  Keep checking for details!!

The new product continues to pour in and this stuff is super cute!!  Take a look at the LOVE line from American Crafts, and Cupcake Love by My Little Yellow Bicycle...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

We Have BIG News...

...but we can't tell you yet!   All I can say is, you need to sign up for our FREE breakfast krop on Wednesday, December 15th!!!  That's right. Did you know that every Monday and Wednesday you can come and krop for free from 9am until 3 pm?  And we even throw in a free continental breakfast! Come join us on the 15th and you will get an added bonus of 20% off your entire purchases for the day!!!!  What a deal!  Oh yeah...and there will be another surprise too...wink, wink!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Santa Claus is coming to Town!!!!!!!!

Come to The Scrapbook Store on Friday, December 10th from 5:30-7pm and let your child, grandchildren, nieces and nephews meet Santa and sit on his lap while you get that perfect picture!!!!  It's totally free!  Your child will even be proud to make Santa a cookie to set out on Christmas Eve!!!  Don't forget to bring your camera!!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of Christmas!! And...A Contest!!!!

This is something you've got to do!  Beginning today, The Tim Holtz annual 12 Tags of Christmas begins! Don't miss out on this creative journey that begins with an inspiring 60 second video. Crank up your speakers and enjoy. Go to Tim's blog at .   Many customers have asked for a list of supplies that Tim will be using. This was Tim's response;

here's the deal - i use so many different products on the tags, that it's hard to suggest a specific product or color. for example, if i said i was using crackle paint, then the questions would be what colors, how many tags will it be used on, etc? if the stores order up on crackle and i only end up using a bit of it on a grungeboard snowflake - then what? stores will be overstocked on products and i don't think anyone wants that. i also don't want anyone to feel that the 12 tags are marketing motivated because they've never been. the 12 tags started out as a way to give back to the people who have supported me all year and more importantly, a way for me to share my love for the holidays. i know this has turned into a frenzy all it's own and i'm blessed for that - we all are, but it's still important that i don't lose sight of why i'm doing them in the first place. i enjoy challenging myself creatively by doing the tags each night before i post them (which i've done the past 3 years since they started). i love the excitement i feel when i have to finish each tag by midnight as eager people from all over the world wait to see it the moment it goes live. half of the fun is getting people inspired and challenge themselves to use what supplies they have. it's also wonderful that stores are just as excited each day trying to gather up products in their stores and plan workshops and make & takes to share with their customers. i understand that every once in a while there is that odd product that nobody expects me to use - even me, but it is what it is. i feel that by committing to products now, i'm not only limiting myself creatively on what i would actually want to use and design, but it takes the magic out of this and i don't want to give that magic up. honestly, i have no idea what i'm going to create this year, and i don't know exactly what products i'll be using, but i do know this - that in the end everyone will have enjoyed the 12 tags of christmas again - including me...
i hope you understand...tim

uhhh...WE LOVE HIM!!!!

Check out his blog each day, and stop on in for a few TH supplies to complete your tags.  We'd love to see some tags done by our very own customers!  In fact, bring your completed tag/s into The Scrapbook Store anytime before December 22nd and we will have a little contest.  We'll have judges from our store choose the top two tags and those lucky winners will receive a $25.00 (first prize) and $15.00 (second prize) gift certificate!  We will also feature the winning tags on our blog and website!  You may use any product, but at least 25% of the pruduct has to be Tim Holtz.  We're so excited to see what you come up with!

Monday, November 29, 2010

NEW-NEW-NEW!!! and sooooo CUTE-CUTE-CUTE!!!!

We were so excited to get the Be My Valentine line in from WeR Memory Keepers!  It's so cute... and we have it all!!  There is so much to choose from!  There's paper, stamps, brads, die cuts, and tons more!!!!  And, don't let the name fool you - you can use this line for much more than just Vanentines.

We are also expecting a bunch of Unity Stamps featuring Bella Blvd this week!!!!!   We Can't Wait!!!!  Just look at these wonderful masterpieces!!  And, you guessed it, we're getting them all!!!   We'll keep you posted cuz these are sure to fly out the door quickly!!

And here are a few projects done with the stamps:

Monday, November 22, 2010

What A Weekend it will be....

We're soooooo excited and are anxiously awaiting a fun-filled weekend!!  To kick off the weekend, we have our "Black Friday" specials;  7-9am take 25% off entire purchases, 9-1pm take 20% off entire purchases, 1-close take 15% off entire purchases ( must be in line prior to end time to receive discount.  Gift Certificates and Die Cutting systems excluded).

Also, join us for our Black Friday Krop from 9am until 11pm - $10.00 includes 14 hours of krop time!  Snacks will be served!

On Saturday you can drop off your child/children for a few hours where they can make a few projects to benefit Toys for Tots!  Check out Kids for a Cause details here!

Then on one of the first 50 people to enter the store and be a part of our 5 for $5.00 make and take Sunday.  You will make 5 unique and awesome make and takes!!  No need to pre-register! 
Whew...that's a busy weekend!  We hope you can join us!

I leave you tonight with a few layouts to inspire you!  We have awesome designers here at The Scrapbook Store.  Thank you Quinn, Mary, Elizabeth, and Helene!

Monday, November 15, 2010

5 for $5.00 Make and Take Sunday!!

Join us on the 28th of November for our 5 for 5 make and take Sunday.  Be one of the first 50 people to enter the store, and for $5.00, you can make 5 super cute make and takes!!!  There is no pre-sign up.  We're excited to see you there!

And...Guess what?????  You got it....MORE new product!!  The cutest line was released from Echo Park (one of my personal favorite companies)!  Little Boy is super dooper adorable!  Come on in and take a look:
We also got a bunch of Unity stamps in and are expecting many more stamps within the next 2 weeks!  Keep reading your emails for an exciting new announcement regarding our stamps...and yours!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

More New Product!!

It seems like we are receiveing new product every day! Be sure to check back to see the latest and greatest!  Get a load of these new collections at The Scrapbook Store!
"Noel" by Making Memories...
"Tradition" by Fancy Pants Designs...
"Modern Home" by October Afternoon...

And here are a few sneaks of Merry & Bright Christmas - a class by Sheri Feypel

Class Dates--
December 7th, 6-8:30pm
January 29th- 10am-12pm

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sneaky Peeks of class projects!

So, our Class Kick-Off was last night.  We had a great turn out.   Come visit us on November 20th and you will be able to preview the classes.  There is still room available in most classes.  Below are a couple of sneak peaks of some of the classes we have to offer!  Our website has a complete calendar and descriptions of all classes and krops!

Bella Artistas Present...December class

Our all new kids classes!

 Bella Artistas Present...January class
 Flowers and Flags
The Gift Closet

Thursday, November 4, 2010

What's New?!?

We've been trying to keep up with new collections...and it's so much fun!!  We just got in October Afternoon's Schoolhouse collection...
We will have Holly Jolly by My Little Shoebox on the shelves by Monday!
And...the Harry Potter Collection by Creative Imaginations will be here by next week!

And so many more to come!!  We'll keep you posted as they arrive!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Coming Soon!

We've been working on re-doing our website lately.  Within a couple weeks, you should be able to shop from our online store for all those items that are hard to find!  Also, if you get stumped and can't think of an idea for that special page, we will be featuring our inspiration gallery.   Simply click on the Inspiration button and you will be directed to some super cute page ideas, using the product in our store!  Below is an example of what you will find!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Long Journey...HUGE Success!!!!

If someone would have told me three months ago that I would be a business partner with Angie Krohn and we would be owners of The Scrapbook Store, the oldest scrapbook store (and the best) in the midwest, I would have said they were crazy. 
But here we are...after a lot of hard work by so many people, tons of sweat and a few tears, but no blood (that I'm aware of at least), our store is finished!  Of course, to us it will always be a work in progress, since we will continue to change things up a bit to keep things fresh and new.  We will continuously be adding the latest and greatest ideas, techniques, classes and inventory to our creation.
When I stand back and look the store, I still can't believe where we are from where we started.  Bob Krohn and his crew, did a fabulous job as you can see...just look at the transformation:

Our retro kitchen!

And the crowd went wild!!
Debbie thought it appropriate to have a ribbon cutting ceremony, so that's just what we did.  At 10am, Saturday the 23rd of October, Angie and I cut the ribbon, unlocked the doors, and got out of the way!  Here are some pictures of the line outside the doors, the ribbon cutting and the opening of the doors;
Since we had such a great staff at the previous store, we decided to keep them on.  Here are a couple of ole' timers at The Scrapbook Store;
The day was filled with food, shopping, make and takes and door prizes!
And while the ladies did all that, the guys hung out watching the game in the man cave for hours...
...or six, like this guy!  What a trooper!
The cake was beautiful, even thought it was gone before Angie and I got a piece.  We got it from here.  She makes any cake with any decoration you'd like!
We do appologize for the loooonngg lines!  We thought we would be busy on our opening, but we never could have prepared for this and we truly appreciate your understanding;
If you did not have time to stand in line, please come back and visit again!  And if you did make it through, we thank you and invite you to come back and check out our new arrivals!!  New packages are arriving almost daily!!  Here's a peak of new Webster's Pages;
AND...Here's something fun;

The first reactions to our Scrapbook Store were very welcomed from you, our loyal customers, and we are forever greatful!

Just go ahead and read some of the awesome comments we found on facebook;

Flo Mielcarek What a Grand Grand Opening! Had a blast on Saturday - the make and take's were great and the food was so appreciated since I spent over 3 hours there! Can't wait to use the wonderful classroom facilities! Thanks!

Katie Wilinski Dynek Had an amazing time to cropping in all the excitment! To Angie & Beth, as well as everyone that helped today YOU GUYS DID GREAT! Can't wait to take so classes!!

SueAnne Beecher Love the new store. Beth and Angie and everyone that helped with all the work getting ready for today did such a fabulous job. The colors and aches make it so inviting. The crop room is so big and roomie. Had a great time there today scrapp'n and enjoying all the fun. The layout makes it so easy to find just the righ...t paper with matching embellishments. Everyone wearing the same shirt with the store logo was a great idea. Wish I could just move in and stay. Thanks ladies.

Luanne Heil Congrats on the Grand Opening! I was there and the store looks awesome and had some great fun stuff in it.

Olga H. Ludena Congratulations, everything was wonderful, proof of that... I was in the shop 6 hours, cozy and elegant decor, I liked the idea of the cave man, my father enjoyed the corner, a lovely service and all the girls who work in the store were willing to help and if I needed anything they were always there, I loved the they looked so pretty please you need to sale the t-shirts, even enjoy waiting in line an hour to pay, gave me a chance to meet several very nice ladies I got stamping techniques. the draw was very charming, the microphone was perfect so we could hear from all areas, it was like being among friends, I was part of their history ... I was the first to enter after they cut the ribbons, the most amusing part... After all the hours at the shop I was trying to go home and turned on the car, we left the keys inside and the doors locked,and Angie ( one of the shop owners) solved the problem, with all the personal attention I received I will return again and again. ready to attend classes, thank you, God always bless you for offering a place to relieve the stresses of work.