Monday, September 22, 2008

A few new things...

Here are a few new things that have entered the shoppe that you might like to feast your eyes on! The most adorable clear stamps...

yes, Christmas things are slowly arriving...i'm planning on ordering lots of Christmas things come if you would like anything special...let me know!!

Little Blossoms...these are going very fast!

Chipboard books...very goal is to put one together to show off...
we'll see if i get it done!!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

a few things shared...

Here is a scrapbook i've been working on...not quite done yet!
Photos from Door County, Wisconsin (where Brandon and i went for our honeymoon!).
A cute little 8 1/2 X 8 1/2 album...all the pages are completely different and have an array of scrapbooking "stuff" all over! Not sure where i have found the paper, embellishments, stickers and more...yes i shop at more places than just my store!!

hope you enjoy looking at a few of these pages...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

"Baby Journey"

The new Cosmo Cricket paper {Honey Pie} inspired me to create a little baby book! "Baby Journey"...a little 8x8 book to write down everything during your 9 months of pregnancy! The paper, in beautiful soft tones, reminded me of baby paper. Of course, you don't have to use it only as baby can blend with lots of different themes!

adorable sayings too!

and the new blackboard chipboard numbers (and letters).


Little Robots and Gears and Stripes and little hearts that go Whirrrr!!

Fun little boy paper

and 3 different rub-on styles

Basic Grey

Lots of new stuff has arrived at the store! Three different lines of Basic Grey paper and lots of different rub-ons! Cupcake...Sugared...Two Scoops!

lots of cuteness!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Photos from NSD

Finally...i am posting photos from National Scrapbook Day weekend!

Thank you to everyone that came and put together a make-n-take and sampled Nichole's Tastefully Simple foods!!

Megan put together this make-n-take...very creative...she had a photo of her two girls in her purse and used the Cosmo Cricket Black-board as the frame! i love it!! So i had to share!

Miss Nichole...working hard at putting together a Mother's Day card! During our lulls between customers we were putting cards together! i should have taken a photo of the card Nichole did for her was really cute!

Thank you, Nichole for coming over to Blue Earth and helping with NSD!!

Miss Liz...putting together a make-n-take. She did a really cute one too...she turned her tag into a Father's Day card! i had *very* creative girls coming in putting together little tags!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Scrapbook Club

Well, look at what we are going to be trying...

"Scrapbooking Club for Teenagers"
If you are in grades 8-12 and want to learn how to preserve your memories using the latest techniques and hottest new trends...Check out the informational meeting and meeting and make a project that night!

(Parents Welcome!)

Informational Meeting
Thursday, May 22nd

Questions contact:
Paula Nuessmeier
Boy Scout Representative


Ana Ankeny

Friday, May 16, 2008

"eighth street framing"

So sorry i have not posted anything new for awhile...i've been so busy with the new business Brandon and i bought! Barb Pearson is retiring from framing, so Brandon and i bought out Crimson Maple!! So exciting...yet so much to do!! i have been neglecting the scrapbook store... so i had to share why it has been awhile since i have posted anything on the blog. We named the custom frame shoppe...{eighth street framing}...although i am sure it will always be known as "Ankeny's"!! But we had fun choosing a name for the shoppe! We began the "big move" back in the middle of went very well...and since then we have been busy little bees setting everything up, painting, organizing, cleaning, installing new track lights, and preparing for an Open House! Our Open house for the frame shoppe was last went very nicely...well attended!

Here are a couple photos from our new "custom frame shoppe"...enjoy!

Quite literally..."TONS"...of frame mouldings to choose from!
(i've already chosen my favourites!!)

The work area...a little messy...but if it stayed clean that might mean i'm not working hard!!

An "overall" view of the frame shoppe...

Our Open House...
So silly...Rob Hammond wanted to have a ribbon cutting, so we all staged this one! Well, the ribbon was actually cut, so i guess it turned out to be real!!
(Rob Hammond, Wayne, Barb Pearson, me and Brandon)

Friday, May 2, 2008

Cosmo Cricket...

They've arrived...they've arrived!!

Two new lines from Cosmo Cricket are at the shoppe!!

Honey Pie is the cute little girl line....
Cogsmo is the adorable little boy line!

Stop by and check them out...i have a few samples made already (i couldn't keep my fingers off the adorable new papers and dies!!). A "baby journey" book and a few tags and a few cards...

i will have photos posted tomorrow (hopefully!!)


Tomorrow is National Scrapbook Day!! i hope you are all planning on coming to the shoppe tomorrow to join in on the free little make-n-take we are doing! And also Tastefully Simple is going to have samples of their new good little munchies!!

Here is a preview of the make-n-take...

An adorable little tag made with the new Cosmo Cricket black board and die-cuts...

Hope you can join us!!

Tomorrow...May 3rd from 9a-4p


Thursday, April 24, 2008

a few things to mention

i have extended the "One Day Sale"...So you can still come in and take advantage of these sale items! It will go through May 3rd.

Which brings me to National Scrapbook Day!! Make sure you all mark your calendars for May 3rd...we are going to be having a make-n-take...featuring the new Cosmo Cricket line!!

Birthday Party **Madness**

Little miss Bailey celebrated her 10th birthday here at Scrappy's! She and her cousin love coming to the Kid's Classes every month, and Bailey wanted to have her party here and do a little project. So the scrapbook area was all decorated with Hawaiian theme {everything}!

All 6 of the kids enjoying their "after-school" snacks before the projects began!

For the project, Megan (Bailey's mom) took photos of all of the kids and ran to the store to have them printed in wallet size. Meanwhile, the kids and i began working on the photo frames. We used the new Cosmo Cricket black chipboard and die-cut sheets. (yes, it does take quite awhile to punch out all the little die-cuts, but it's worth it...they are adorable!!)

All the girls busy at work...gluing the chipboard together, gluing them onto their frames, arranging their photos on coloured mats...they were actually quiet for a short time!!

So much fun!! The girls enjoyed the craft and being able to put their own creative taste on it.
After only an hour and a half of "partying" they were off to go enjoy pizza as the last part of the birthday party!!

**thanks for having your birthday party at Scrappy's!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

3 days

Only 3 more days until the big

**{One day Sale}**

I'm busy getting sale tickets placed all around...

April 12th

a sea of fishies

It certainly is a Sea of Fishies...Fish Brads that is! Aren't these just the most adorable little brads?? i set up the entire package of fish brads for this photo...there are a lot of brads in one package!! and BOLD colours!! Great for little kids pages!

Just thought i would share this with you all!

swirls, twirls and more

Finally...they are here! In Stitchz'. i know there are quite a few of you that were waiting for more of the templates to come in...well, they are here now!

and *Granny Stitches

Along with all the embroidery floss kits and hole piercers and soft piercing mat...the whole kit-n-caboodle!

Next time you are in the shoppe, try these cool little tools out! i have the Flourish Templates open and sitting out with embroidery floss just waiting to be testing!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Open House and {SALES}

Remember to put this date in your day planner, blackberry, sticky-note...taped to the fridge and bathroom get the idea!!

April 12th
Saturday...(this one coming up!)

The Main Street Retreat is having their Open House from 10a-6p just down the street from us!
Things to do:
* Sample their delicious catered meal options
* Take a tour through the house
* Make something special and take it home
* Sign up for door prizes

Retreat Specials:
* Book 2 weekends, Get 1 weekend FREE
* Book 1 weekend, Get 1 weeknight or catering FREE

Products at a discount from:
* Scrappy's (that's me!)
* Artistic Interests (right next door to me!)
* Creative Memories
* Stampin' up
* Close to My Heart

So make sure you swing on in to this new Retreat and check it out!

and...if you get something additional for here at Scrappy's!!!
i have cute little "Special Coupons" i made that will be handed out at the Retreat for great savings for at Scrappy's!!! and the only way to get these additional savings is to go to the Retreat House and pick one up...of course there has to be a catch!!

i am having lots of SALES on the 12th!! Tons of PATTERN PAPER is going to be 40-50% off... lots of EMBELLISHMENTS will be 20-40 % off...and more stuff added to the CLEARANCE table!

here's the kit

i tried my hardest to create a cute little recipe card box...i failed miserably! i worked on it for a few days and decided it was just not going to happen! So, instead i created a little book for the Kit of the Month. Here it is...

i put together 11 pages from the Cosmo Cricket Little Boy paper pack. This paper is so absolutely adorable! i used photos of my hubby when he was a little tike...the paper matched perfectly! In the paper pack there are 12 sheets of pattern paper...i only used 11. i decided to use on the papers to "cut-up" and use that way. Every page has a different "sketch" to i will show you how to put together 11 different pages. i have the pages on display in the Cosmo Cricket 8X8 album...unfortunately it's not included in the "kit"...and i only have 2 left here at the store.

Here is a list of everything that is included in the Kit:

* 8X8 Little Boy or Little Girl paper pack
* green polka-dot brads
* red polka-dot brads
* 4 yards rick-rack (you choose the colour)
* chip-chop ribbon holders
* small brads
* one sheet monogram letters
* "how-to" sheet
************only $30.00 per Kit

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Kit for April

i'm still making photos will be coming soon! We are having a "Recipe Card Kit" for April. Keep your eyes on the watch for these adorable cards to pop into plain sight soon!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

keep posted...

Coming up on April 12th...there is going to be lots of "scrapbooking-madness" going on!

"The Main Street Retreat" the new little scrapbooking house here in Blue Earth is going to have an OPEN HOUSE!! They recently opened...and have already had a group of scrapbookers book them for a weekend!!

SO...make sure you all keep your calendar open for the 12th. They are going to be having make-n-takes, tours through the house, and i'm sure there will be snacks there too!! And in conjunction to the Retreat's Open House, i am going to be having some sales here at the store (and of course snacks!!).

i'll keep you posted on times and all the little details that will be sorted out soon!!

**have a great wednesday!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Scrap Night Schedule

Here are the dates for the Scrap Nights for March...

*March 4th (Tuesday) 5p-10p

*March 14th (Friday) 5p-10p
*March 15th (Saturday) 10a-5p

*March 27th (Thursday) 5p-10p

*Open Scrap Night* Means: You come in with your friends and scrapbook whatever you would like at your own pace! Bring all your own stuff and set up at one of the tables i have here at the store. For your use, i have at the shoppe: idea books and magazines, computer access, wireless internet if you bring your laptop, printing (this one does cost a little!), and access to the entire shoppe while you scrap! (Plus...we can always open the coffee shoppe up for you if you need a little caffeine to get through the night!)

**There is no cost for a Scrap Night.
**Plus...when you sign up and come to a Scrap receive 10% off your entire purchase!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

more than a "peek"'s close enough to March, so i thought you could see it now!! Here is the little book that will be the March Kit!!
{to see all of the pages in the book go Here}

Lots of adorable papers, rub-ons, little clips, coloured ribbon...oh, so sweet!!
Included in the kit...
30 rhubarb & rum raisin buttons
24 cheeky board clips in 6 colours and 3 styles
6 different ribbons 1/2 yard each
24 "romance" brads
"Springtime" rub-ons from Cosmo Cricket
41 Kraft paper stickers
3 sheets Decorative Edge pattern paper
2 sheets pattern paper
(1 double sided and 1 double sided embossed and glittered)

**and when you are creating this book, it does not have to have "baby" photos...this paper is very versatile and almost any theme can be created!!


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Spring is coming...

Perhaps these last couple of days (weeks!) haven't left us with the feeling that spring is on its way...but it really is! And hopefully soon! Easter is arriving fast and for me that always means "spring"! So make sure you take lots of photos during Easter to add those to your scrapbook...

Here are a few new papers... "For Peeps Sake".
Gorgeous double sided and embossed with glitter!

And hope you took photos during Valentine's are a few cute "lovey-dovey" papers!!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Just a Peek...

This just might be the March Kit...guess you'll have to wait and see!

more coming soon...

decorative paper...

I've been waiting for a box from Making Memories...and the nice little UPS man brought the box a couple days ago!! And inside the box amongst new scrapbooks (asphalt and meadow in colour) was this adorable paper!! Take a look and see what you think...

it just might show up for the March Kit....keep a close never know!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

What to do when it's COLD outside...

hmmm...well, what i would suggest to do in a nice warm house on a COLD blustery day would be to ORGANIZE all your scrapbooking stuff!! We all know how easy it can be to accumulate *tons* of cute little items and oodles and oodles of paper...and also just how easy it is for it all to "get-out-of-hand" and just keep pilling up!'s starting to look very chilly outside now is the time to get "ORGANIZED"!!

Here are a few things to help you in the process...

Adorable Ribbon bags...with tons of little "holes" in the bag to pull the ribbon through!

and...lots of these little "embellishment jars" for almost anything you can think of...
your choice!

And coming soon...Making Memories 12x12 paper storage!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Love, *Elsie

While on the Scrapbook Retreat in Bemidji...i tried out the fabric pattern paper from the
"Love, *Elsie" collection. There are actually two different fabric papers, this polka-dot one and one with little "homes" all over it. I loved the way it worked...i was able to cut through it with just my paper trimmer, the adhesive was already on the back of it, so i didn't need anymore!! Plus, it added so much "charm" to the page! (and the little embossed sticker on the top left corner is from the same collection!)

(just thought i would share!)