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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Lilo Balls and Hippos

Just thought you might want some clarification on that topic.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Doodlebug Posies and Buttons and RubOns, Oh My!

Just over a dozen new Doodlebug papers, including a few from the Christmas line just arrived, along with coordinating embellishments in several colors. We also restocked the Lily White Party Mix Rub-ons and added some Large Mixed-up Rub-ons, and both the Beetle Black and Lily White Sew Easy (stitches) Rub-ons. Wowza fun from Doodlebug!

As If

More albums in stock, including Pulp 12x12 AND the elusive 8.5x11 sizes, both in D-ring binder style. Groovy colors and hip patterns are the highlight of this wonderful line. And AS IF that was not cool enough, We R Memory Keepers finally sent the back order of Hippo and Lilo Balls 12x12 albums. Sounds dangerous, but they are bright and fun, plus they coordinate perfectly with the We R paper line. Also from We R: epoxy sticker sets. Yes, I am using the dreaded "s" word, but when you see the utter cuteness of these coordinating embellies, you too will be on the "s" wagon!

What's New Display

Live life surrounded by a white picket fence. On our picket fence display, you can find just arrived new products. Easy to spot, right by the register convenient, and created by Susan and Lindsay, it's your new one-stop place to get your shopping party started.

Expo News

Annalis Scraptique will have a booth at the Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce Expo on Oct 1 from 10-3 at the Pointe South Mountain. Come by and check out all the booths, as this business expo is open to the public. Come to our booth and create a mini-magnet board make 'n take. Mention this blog and make yours at a special discount rate! If we get really crowded, we could be on Channel 3, so please come by and say hello!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Melissa Frances Vintage Enamel Storage

From the Heart and Home Collection, darling enamel tins, pots, and ribbon storage. If you love to decorate your scrap area using shabby chic items, these are perfect for your favorite tools and embellishments.


Staples are a quick, fun way to attach all kinds of things to your pages. Step it up a notch with the Fastenator and use the long-reach arm and embellished wide staples to add different textures to your pages.

Antique Armoire For Sale

Stately and solid, this antique armoire is on the move. We need the space for more products so we are letting it go to the quickest bidder. Elegant, yet charming piece adds warmth and beauty to any space. $1100.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Classes This Week

Get started in scrapbooking with this introductory class. Learn scrapbook terms, test out some fun tools, and leave with a stylish 12x12 layout. Wed 9/28 6-8pm.

I "RUFF" U Coin Book:
Create a unique album for the pooch in your life with this coin book album. Mon 9/26 6-8pm.

Call today to hold your spot!

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Undressed and Ready for Lunch

Basic Grey undressed monograms and Basic Grey lunchbox kits have arrived! Unique and Charming & Simply Delightful (as stated on the packaging) and perfect for gift-giving! These are likely to fly out of the store, so stop by and do lunch!

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Susan Rocks the CK House

Congrats to Susan, keeping her streak alive at two in a row for the ScrapWorks contest at the AZ CK Convention. That's right, once again, Susan has come home with the top prize in the ScrapWorks page layout contest. We'd let you sneak a peek, but the page is under wraps until ScrapWorks does their official reveal!

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Thursday Findings

Rusty Pickle Halloween paper and stickers just in! Cute and rustic papers with lots of charm for your little charmers...come in and see the great selection! Also, Aloha rubons in cream, black, and pink are now in stock, along with the Whippersnapper rubons. We have also restocked other favorite RP lines, including the Anuenue papers in palm trees, coconuts, and other beach themes. Stencils in large and junior sizes, along with chipboard alphas, are in too! In open stock, you will find key tags and manila tags already walnut-inked and distressed for you.

Sports Paper from RP

New cheer paper and lacrosse definition paper, along with sports stickers, have also beefed up the sports theme area. We have added tennis words paper and new swim words paper. Fun and funky paper and a lot of it is double-sided so you can flip for the black and white version.

Cropper Hopper Page Files

Store your paper in these cute paper files, and keep it dust-free in cool, striped, stylish storage! Available now in stripes, as well as lime green or aqua blue solids. Yummy!

Silent Auction Update

Katherine Brooks' work of gorgeousness is leading the silent auction with a current bid of $100 for her one-of-a-kind canvas wall art. There are many cute and spectacular items donated by some incredibly talented people, including Joni Ellis, Jana Hickman, Elle Harper, Gail Kronick, Mindy Park, Carlene Federer. All proceeds to benefit Katrina survivors.

Katherine's Wall Art:

Joni's Altered Box:

Mindy's Altered Comp Book:

Jana's Foldout Mini Album:

Carlene's Treat Bag:

Elle's Altered Magnet Board:

Everyone's Chair in progress. Please come add a word! We need a word from you!!


Wednesday, September 14, 2005

What time is it?

Time to check out today's new stuff:

  • more Rob and Bob as the clip refills are here; clip dispensers, sadly enough, did not arrive :(
  • Rob and Bob stitched tags in those wild and wonderful colors
  • ScrapWorks Ethan Kate and the BayBox in brown and black leather, floral rubz
  • tons of 7 Gypsies, including new tags, clipboards, and other funky embellishments
  • beaucoup gorgeous ribbon, including some very wide stripey stuff that is nifty

Project Katrina

Please stop by and bid on some amazing art donated by scrapbook artists:

  • magnet boards
  • altered box
  • altered journals
  • wall art
  • page kits
  • handmade cards
  • Chatterbox product
  • Birthday Party
  • soldered art
  • mini albums

and our chair in progress!


Monday, September 12, 2005

American Tag Arrivals

Bulk tags arrived today: jewelry tags, large black tags, gang-of-four tags, kraft medium sized tags.

Along with tags, heart clips in pewter are back in stock, and we have added the silver version. We also added clear tags with hearts and clear tags with "friends" verbiage. Lots of little things to add pizzazz to your pages, all available in open stock.


We have spaces available at 2pm and 4pm for our Friday RP classes. We are excited to have the owner of RP, Lance Anderson, here to teach both classes. At just $20 per class, these are both wonderful classes!


Friday, September 09, 2005

Coliseum Crop

So you're stuck in Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, trying to move forward from a horrific disaster. You've managed to make a camp of about 4 cots worth of spaces on the floor of the Coliseum, and you're trying to think about your next steps in creating some sense of normalcy for your family. Dealing with boredom is ongoing, and you just want to keep your kids safe while you stay somewhat sane.

Maybe scrapbooking would be a great change of pace. Thanks to Connie, one of our Bazzill-obsessed customers, we can clean out our old scrapbook supplies and send them over to the Coliseum to our neighbors "living" there. Connie has volunteered to collect old paper, stickers, adhesives, etc and bring them to the Red Cross for distribution at the Coliseum. We are helping by donating product and by serving as a drop-off point for customers who want to get rid of some of their supplies. Connie has checked with the folks at the Red Cross, and they would be delighted to receive this type of donation.

You know, I don't think I have ever seen a crop with 2,000 people...


Thursday, September 08, 2005

This Just In....

Basic Grey is back in stock. We have added more patterns and now carry the full line of Skate Shoppe, Lucky, and Fusion. Matchbook Kits are also in but are (again) going fast.

Soup for You!
KI Soup and Gloo is back in stock. This time, flavors include blueberry bisque, chowder, tomato, gumbo, and black bean. We also have KI varsity letters, mega alphas, die cuts, and new quotes in, along with some new birthday, fire, and water papers.

Pebbles in my Pocket
New market tags, stickers, and paper in Halloween and girl and boy themes arrived and are very cute!

Creating Keepsakes magazine
The October issue is here. Check out Lindsay's gorgeous layout on page 115. Man that gal is talented!!

Scrapworks and Rusty Pickle Classes are filling!
Call now for reservations. Rusty Pickle is here next Friday and ScrapWorks is here Wednesday evening. Only $20 for an RP class taught by Rusty Pickle owner lance Anderson. ScrapWorks class is free; however a deposit (refundable) and reservation is required.


Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Free ScrapWorks Class Wed Sept 14 7:30pm

ScrapWorks is coming to town!

Come see the demonstration of the ScrapWorks BayBox and make a 2-page layout free of charge. Use a variety of ScrapWorks products and make a page layout using the Ethan Kate designer line. Learn how to speed-scrap your pictures using the BayBox system of unique page protectors.

Seating is limited. Here is how to hold your spot:
-Come into the store to make a reservation. Reservations will not be taken over the phone.
-Provide a credit card # or cash deposit of $10. This will be refunded when you arrive at the class Wednesday evening. The only reason for the deposit is to reduce the chance of no-shows, so that people who really want to take the class will have a space to do so.

To accommodate the class time, we will be open until 9pm on Wed Sept 14.


Monday, September 05, 2005

Rusty Pickle Class 4pm Sept 16

Alphabet Soup is the name of this class, taught by Lance Anderson, owner of Rusty Pickle. The project is designed by Margo Rogers. Bring 26 (or more) of your favorite photos and leave with this fun ABC album.


Rusty Pickle Class 2pm Sept 16

Make this project-seats are limited so sign up soon! Class taught by Lance Anderson, owner of Rusty Pickle. Project designed by Teresa Collins for Rusty Pickle.


Saturday, September 03, 2005

Picture This!

Welcome to our store!

I thought I would have some fun playing with my new camera so here are some images of our store. Whether you are on the other side of Phoenix, or in town just for the convention in Sept, we hope you will drop in and say "hi!" Help us raise funds for Katrina relief efforts during our silent auction from Sept 11-Sept 17. And help us create a masterpiece by adding an embellishment or applying a technique to our chair-in-progress. I will also post pictures of the chair as it progresses. Paint goes on today!

Friday, September 02, 2005

Rusty Pickle Comes to Town!

Rusty Pickle will be in town and teaching at Annalis Friday Sept 16 at 2pm and again at 4pm. come meet Lance, Rusty Pickle's owner, and take a class or two from the owner of one of the most popular paper companies in scrapbooking. Signups are limited to 15 people per class, and these classes are sure to fill quickly!

Call us at 480 704 2327 to hold your space.

Prima flowers in assorted bright and vintage colors, medium and large sizes, are back in stock. New Prima varieties pf packaged silk and paper flowers are also in stock.

Need to stock up and save? We have added a clearance center to the store, to ensure we are always making new room for new stock. Come in and browse the bargains!

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Thursday Findings

YOWZA! Our long awaited Rob and Bob Studio stuff has started to arrive. Cute clipboards and luggage tags (with vellum envelopes), coasters, and fun papers are all here. We also received the clip dispenser and clips, although it appears they will not be in stock for long.

ProvoCraft 12x12 metal sheets in diamond pattern and corrugated pattern also arrived today. Can't wait to see the projects that are created with these! Also from PC are metal tags, perfect for rub-ons, a photo tag, or a bit of journaling. Several colors and shapes are available, and they are just 50 cents each!

Disney stuff also arrived: bottle caps, clips, buttons, papers. It's all red, black, and white in here! Color-blocked pages and embossed designs highlight your favorite characters.

SEI rhinestone brads are also back in stock. It only takes a couple to really light up a layout. Available in 4 color sets.


Join our Friday night crop from 6-11:3o. There are still a few spaces left. Start up your long weekend by getting some pages done. Call for a reservation.


Monday hours are 12-4 due to the Labor Day holiday.


I admit it. I have a hard time watching the coverage of rescue and recovery efforts from Katrina. Like I have heard from many, it is hard to know what to do to help, other than send buckets of money to assist the Red Cross and other human services agencies. And like many, I do not have access to nearly as many buckets of money as I would like. So I am taking a cue from the October issue of Creating Keepsakes. As the Phoenix CK Convention approaches, Annalis Scraptique will host a silent auction to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. You can help, too!
  1. Donate a scrapbook or altered art project for the silent auction. This could be a completed scrapbook page, where the winning bidder would simply add his or her own photos. Or a mini-book. Or altered box. Or decorated frame. Or paint can. You get the idea!
  2. Help decorate our Annalis signature item, an IKEA chair. The chair will be available starting this Sunday, Sept 4 for our customers to start decorating, as a group project. Add an embellishment, a quote, or staple on a ribbon. It will then be the centerpiece of our silent auction. We have so many amazingly talented customers, I feel confident we can create a masterpiece in just a week's time.
  3. Bid on items, on display, at Annalis the week of the CK Convention, Sept 11-17. I will also try to post auction items here for our blog readers to see. If blog readers are not local and really want to participate, we will make some items available for online readers and provide for shipping to the winner.

All funds raised will go directly to Katrina victims, via the Red Cross. In addition 10% of all sales from Saturday, Sept 17 will be donated to the Red Cross. I hope you will support our small effort to make a difference.