Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Newest TEAM Member!

Please join me in welcoming our newest team member Andrea Cloutier.

Hi there! I'm Andrea living in South Florida, originally from Massachusetts. I escaped the cold northeast for the comforts of the sun, beach and surf!
I am a Mechanical Engineer by schooling and a devoted stamper and scrapbooker by choice. The love of my life is Phil and we live with our 2 cats in an old Florida home. I love to rubberstamp and scrapbook whenever I can. I love weekend scrap getaways so that I can stay up all night cropping!
I have been stamping since 1997 and scrapbooking since 1998. I found my groove around 2000 and haven't looked back! I love to learn new techniques and play with texture and altering. I really can not find a specific word to describe my style - I just love to work with any product to see what I can come up with! I gain inspiration from magazines, idea books and educational DVD's. There is nothing that a rubber stamp, ink or fiber can't fix on any layout, in my opinion! I've been "freestylin'" lately and really have fun with it!

Published Experience:
The Rubber Stamper Magazine, May/June 2007, p. 86

Creative Concepts Magazine, 2nd Quarter Issue 2007, p. 27

The Rubber Stamper Magazine, January/February 2007, p. 105

Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine, Fall 06 Issue, p. 30 K

rylon Paper Arts Designer Challenge 3rd Place Greeting Cards/Tags Category, July 2006

The Rubber Stamper Magazine, July/August 2006, p. 60

Scrapbook Answers Magazine, Feature Article, February/March 2006, p. 73

Projects for Leave Memories Stamps displayed at CHA January/February 2006

Scrapbook Answers Magazine, New & Reviewed Column, November 2005 & December 2005 Creative Concepts, Scrapbooking Beyond Your Imagination Idea Book, November 2005, p. 21 & 57

Stamper's Sampler Take Ten Vol V, October 2005, p. 20

Projects for Adhesive Tech and Z Becky Brown displayed at Memory Trends October 2005 Projects for Leave Memories Stamps displayed at CHA February 2005

Design Team Experience:
123-Scrap! Faculty Member February 2004 to present

ScrapFriends Review Team Manager May 2005 to present

My Paper Moon Designer October 2005 to present

Lasting Impressions with Panache Creative Crew June 2006 to present

Faerie Song Art Stamps Design Team May 2007 to present

Starving Artistamps Design Team September 2007

ScrapFriends Guest Artist in March and April 2005

Scrap Forums Featured Artist of the Month February 2005

Crop Shop, Lighthouse Point, FL June 2004 to January 2005

Teaching Experience:
123-Scrap! Scrap Rallies and Make n' Takes March 2004 to present

ScrapFriends "How-To" articles February 2005 to present

Crop Shop, Lighthouse Point, FL April 2004 to January 2005

If you are interested in joining the team of teachers please contact the store and you will be put in touch with Andrea. There will be an informational meeting to discuss teaching opportunities scheduled in the near future.

New Product.......

Check out all the new goodies that we just got in....and new stuff that was ordered and will be in soon!
We have received in so much new product I will probably forget some:
You can find a complete list at in the forums under new product.

Piggy Tales-barndoor books are backordered due to a defect.
BasicGrey- all new lines-chipboard still backordered
Fancy Pants- We already have much of the paper on reorder but we received all the felt, buttons and pins just the other day
Upsy Daisy Designs

SEI-Park Buddies, Kitty's Place and Ally's Wonderland- Holly Lane Coming Soon

Cloud 9 & Heidi Grace-Travel, Hannah's Story, Paradise Point, Jeepers Creepers, Sorbet Villa, Chocolate Chalet, Moonlight Meadow, It's My Party and more

Creative Imaginations-Animal Mania, Homespun Harvest, Aubrey and more
Ek Success- Christmas and Hannukah
Ek Success-Pink Harley
Ek Success-Disney Papers(have to reorder some princess still available)
Junkitz School Dayz and Halloween
American Crafts-Thickers and Rubons
Heritage Maker- Pink Pig Heat Tool
Ranger- All NEW Stickles Colors(we are selling these in a 5 pack and will be sold open stock in the store the next shipment)
Me and My Big Ideas-bling, bling and more bling and more on reorder
Tinkering Ink- Neglected Tshirts(these are hysterical - definitly need to invest in one of these for all those neglected hubbies!)
My Minds Eye - Bohemia and Confetti-Blossom, Bling and Ribbons(this is nearly sold out so check in soon)4 new lines should be arriving by the end of the month
Memory Blocks
Hampton Arts $1 stamps
Rusty Pickle-Pirate Princess and Captain Jack
All new My Minds Eye-should arrive by months end
BasicGrey Figgy Pudding-shipping October
DejaViews- Christmas and Timeless
Heidi Grace and Cloud 9 Christmas-ships October 4th
Creative Imaginations all new sports lines
Karen Foster- Ballet, Memory Planners, game night and more-next week
Hampton Art Stamps
Hero Art StampsMaking Memories- Noteworthy
Doodlebug- all new collections
All New Autumn Leaves Stamps
Scenic Route Ashville Collections and all new rubons- arrives 7-24
Technique TuesdayMuch more!!

Introducing our newest member.......

Introducing our newest Scrapbook Central member....the oh so beautiful checkout/register counter.....Isn't she lovely! We have been chomping at the bit to get this new counter in. Just another way for us to help better serve our favorite people...our customers!

Nothing like a little back breaking work to improve our store!
She even fit in the elevator...piece by piece!

Our trip to Scrapper's Dream Vacation - SDV

As most of you know we vendored the Scrapper's Dream Vacation (SDV) in Orlando at the Contemporary Hotel in Disney at the beginning of September. It was a fun-filled, over-worked, exhausting trip...but we did it - and we survived (except for Michelle who was a little under the weather - but she was a TROOPER!)

For those of you who are not familiar with SDV - this is an event put on by Dream Events. You go for 4 days of straight 24 hour a day croppin'! Nothing like sitting in a chair for 4 days, croppin', eating everything you want (chocolate), croppin', eating, mingling, croppin', eating....did I mention Croppin'! It rocked! These woman had such a BLAST! They had raffles, drawings, auctions and of course the best part of the weekend was they had us - Scrapbook Central vendoring it. Oh and there were a few other vendors there too.... LOL!
There were over 500 woman at their little hearts out!

We had such a great time being a part of this weekend. The woman were so friendly and great. And they really seemed to welcome our booth. It will be nice to see some of these people again next year at SDV. So here are some pics from our fabulously exhausting trip...And for those of you who didnt attend - here's a head's up......You need to look into this for next year. It was WELL worth it! You can get all the info you need at
And all while this was going on we did keep the store open.....But next year we will actually be closing the store for the week. Which means that all of customers will have to come to Orlando with us! LOL
As you can see we had a little navigator with us. Elephante' gave great directions!

We were wondering why it took Michelle & Tawni 4+ hours to get to Orlando - they let Elephante' drive.....LOL

Needless to say, it only took Tammy F. 2.5 hours to get there...except for the 25 minute pitstop with Officer Johnson....He didn't like her making such great time to Orlando...He was even kind enough to give her a wonderful $215.00 gift....A lovely speeding ticket that she will cherish forever!
Now we are finally back and finally near unpacked.
The store is starting to resemble it's old self again...