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So we sent out an email notice last night, hopefully you all got it already. if not, here's the gist:

Come in this Saturday and Sunday to participate in our pre-order weekend! Here’s how it works.

This weekend (11/1/2008 & 11/2/2008) come by Scrapbook Heaven and put in your pre-order of Sizzix Dies and Cricut Catridges! When you pre-order 1 item, you save 15%; when you pre-order 2 items, you save 20%; and if you pre-order 3 or more items, you save 25%!

If for some reason you cannot make it in to Scrapbook Heaven, never fear, you can participate too! Give us a call at 680-9000 and we’ll take your Visa or MasterCard information over the phone along with your pre-order!

**These are for existing products; payment will be taken upon order placement.

Doesnt that sound exciting? The promotion includes the Cricut machine too, so if you've been meaning to get one, now is the time to do so! If you have any questions feel free to give us a call: 680-9000. also, if you'd like to take a look at the cartridges available here's a link: Cricut Cartridges. Here is the link for the Sizzix dies: Sizzix.

A couple weeks ago, i went to a baby shower for one of my high school girlfriends and about an hour before the party, i totally forgot about a CARD!!! now usually i have a hard time with cards. i honestly think that i cant make a card to save my life, but miracle beyond all miracles, i made a decent one! here it is:
I couldnt decide which photo was better, so i put both! I used Bazzill cardstock, Heidi Grace baby paper, and distress ink. i can't remember where i got the stamp from or the ribbon. i was so glad that it came out okay, because how embarrassing would it be if i went to a baby shower and handed over the worlds ugliest handmade card? I DONT THINK SO!!! hahaha!

ok, i think i have harrassed you enough, talk to you soon!

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Alrighty now.... treasure hunt winners. lets see.... here they are!
in First Place, we have Jade Lau
in Second Place, we have Rendy Chow
in Third Place, we have Charleen Nishimura!

And here we have a list of the grab bag winners!

BJ Higashi
Bobbie Hanlon
Brenda Freitas Obregon
Carla Simao
Cassie Toyofuku
Cathy Young
Cheryl Maldonado
Claire Shirota
Claudia Morikawa
Coleen Morgan
Cori Kaneshiro
Corinne Toyama
Davilyn Koa
Dianne Sykes
Donna Tajiri
Elsielyn Singson
Glenda Uyehara
Grace Winchester
Helen Repolio
Irene Gerkewicz
Jamie Yashiki
Joanne Martin
Kalei Damon
Karen Bryant
Kathy Ikeda
Kelly Hauser
Leta Wakamatsu
Lia Carlos
Lisa Salazar
Lori Ohira
Mae Kuriyama
Maria Maurez
Melanie Bonite
Mona Tamayose
Nicole McLaws
Nielle Koa
Olivia Camara
Pat Liu
Pat Matsumoto
Pixie Castro
Roberta Mau
Senchal Chai
Sharon Fujimori
Shelly Christopher
Stephanie Nishimura
Tammy Tajiri
Tenney Ribellia
Tiare Lando
Toni Takahashi
Val Kobayashi
Zeny Lucey
Cersi Hanlon
Nicole Gray
Charlotte Nakagawa
Almarie Teruya
Diane Lam
Nancy Gowen
Carole Locquiao
Cherilyn Lai-Kadooka
Pamela Batt

Congratulations everyone!

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Hot and cold

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo k. time for an update!

This past weekend was the treasure hunt! How was it? did you enjoy yourself? I did! It was great to see so many new faces!!! Today is monday, so that means we close at 3pm. After i close up shop, i am heading to Ala Moana to hang out with some friends and then at 7pm, we have a meeting with PhotoCraft and A Place in Time, and we'll be pulling a winner! along with another winner! and one more winner! with a few more winners! for a total of 63 winners, granted its not the same "first place" prize. i see no first place, you guys are all winners in my book! As soon as we pull a name, I can go ahead and post it on here. i'm sure we'll be announcing it in the newsletters as well, so be sure to check for that!

We are working on the class schedule right now, looks like we'll be having 4 classes in November, along with 2 Star Light Star Bright Crops. We haven't worked out the dates yet, so hold your horses please! We'll send out dates in the newsletter, and i will post it on here when i can.

not sure if any of you noticed, but on the last page, i changed it to our "Stuff" page. i'm going to be posting our class schedule there, along with the crop dates. at the top of the stuff page, i changed the links up so that you can take a look at the stuff that tends to occupy my free time. The first link is PrincessLasertron. She is the coolest chick ever! She hand makes these custom felt bouquets (mostly for brides) and they are so beautiful! I loved them so much, i made an attempt at creating them myself! so if you ever see me working on them, she is the one who inspired me!

The next link is 2peas in a bucket. its the most unique site i have ever seen. It is an online scrapbook store, that has a message board to talk to other scrappers, a gallery to see other's work, and i think they have classes too. I mostly go there to chat on the message boards to see whats up in the scrapping world. i also roam the gallery to get ideas for projects and whatnot. if you have a spare moment, you should really check it out, its cool.

Then there is postsecret. i first heard about it when i was a senior in high school. my sociology teacher (by far the awesomest teacher ever) worked it into her lesson plan and i thought it was neat. i eventually forgot what the site was, but really wanted to find it again. about a year ago, when i first started working at borders, i was reshelving these books and happened to open one up. it turned out that the book was composed by the same guy that runs the site! so i found the site again and was content! the site is basically a display of postcards that anonymous people from around the world mail to the guy. each postcard is usually hand made and displays a secret of its creator. its basically a way to let out your deepest darkest secrets without anyone knowing who you are. i've thought about sending one myself. they only display a handful at a time and they change the postcards every sunday, so its become a "Start of my week" tradition. You really should take a look, it may change your life.

And the last link is to Big Picture Scrapbooking. They are the hosts of that onling class i'm taking. i've looked around at some of the other classes, and some are really awesome looking! some of them look really cool, but i cant really do them because they involve using more pictures than i have! i think they have a gallery there too.

alright, i must hele!

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one step

we just got our shipment of Bazzill, and it included lots of bling!!! it really does amaze me how much the bling papers add to a page. i was working on a page for the online class i'm taking, and i needed a certain shade of yellow. i draped all kinds of flat bazzill cardstock, but none of those seemed to make it pop the way i wanted it to. so i tried using bazzill's metallics...and BINGO! it was the absolute most perfect shade of yellow! its metallic just enough to make my page shimmer, and its the perfect shade to compliment both the photo and the printed paper! sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect shade in a flat paper, but when you turn to Bazzill Bling, it can end up being the perfect color that you never would have expected!

we also got in our american crafts order, with TONS of absolutely adorable stuff! i cant wait to sink my teeth into some of this stuff! it looks so delicious! (jeez, with the way im going on its sounds like we're talkin food here!) but really...we got the everyday collection, christmas and romance. we got the matching embellishments too, so be on the look out for those! oh yeah, remember thosse ribbon boxes we have the register? those ribbons are actually made to match with the paper and embellishments that go with each line! i dont know about you folks, but i loooooooooove ribbon! like, to the point where its scary. seriously. i have tons of ribbon. hooray!

we got a few corner punches, so if punches are your thing, be sure to stop by and check um out! we have a charming little tree where our corner punches hang out.

you know, sometimes i wish there were more hours in the day. i love scrapbooking, and i would love to do it all day long. even if its just touching my papers and looking at all my flowers and ribbon, i feel a little better. if there were more hours in the day, i could finish so many books! remember i told you about that online class im taking? well, it is starting to get away from me! i'm still doing pretty well with keeping up with it, so far i'm only a week behind, and i would love to keep on top of it. just by taking this class, my style has changed so much, and i like it! its like i scrap smarter. instead of printing out bunches of photos at once, i print out as needed (which spreads out the costs). i also select my papers better. i do color matching from photo to paper so that they compliment each other! by scrapping this way, it really opens my eyes to prints i never would have dreamed of falling in love with. i still do have "techniques" that are sort of my signature on the page, but my thought processes have morphed into a more productive being.

so far, i've gone through my stash and used up a bunch. i think i will always have a "reserve" of fabulous papers, but hey, thats what makes me a scrapbooker right? i will always love this hobby, no matter what. its fun, its fabulous, its mine!

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come on!

alright people! time to come to Scrapbook Heaven!

we are ready for you to come and check out the new goods! we have the imaginisce princess paper, its sooooooooo cute! i swear i love it to pieces, so those of you with little girls, get it while the gettins good! for right now, we just have the paper, we are awaiting the arrival of a few rubons, stamps and brads.

isn't that paper just darling? i love it! i was telling a few customers that one day, i would love to play Belle at the Disneyland theme park. i mean, come on, who wouldn't want to be a princess for a living?

you know, i really do enjoy seeing all your smiling faces. i don't see as many now days, so please, come to me! make my day, and smile for me!

what do you guys think of day time crops? 11am-5pm! we have enough room for three people and you could come and crop all day! its just like our night time crops so one would call to reserve the seat, it would be FREE and get use of our tool selection, and don't for 10% off! for the day time crops, we will not be providing refreshments, but you are more than welcome to bring some from home! From Monday 10/20/2008 to Thursday 10/23/2008 we will be having our new Daytime Crops! So call today and reserve your seat! 680-9000

speaking of crops....Saturday 10/25/2008 -free crop!!! 6pm to 12am, 7 seats, call to reserve your seat, as usual, use of tools, refreshments, shop 10% off. call 680-9000 today!

Alright folks, pau hana time and i must hele on home! i hope to hear my phone ring off the hook tomorrow!


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***forgot to mention*** we are now selling a few of our stackable paper trays!

have you ever heard of sailor glue? it comes as a felt marker type dispenser and its blue when the glue comes out. its a bit more watery than regular liquid glue (because it comes out of the felt tip) but it's formulated so that if you let it dry a bit, its repositionable or if you tack it down right away its permanent! we've had it before a loooooooooong time ago, but we finally got it back in! we had one from martha the was similar, but i think i like this one better!

for me, lately i've really been into embossing. be it dry or wet, i love it! i even tried double embossing, that's where you dry emboss a piece of cardstock and then take a watermark pen and rub it over the design. before it dries, pour on the embossing powder and then heat! it comes out really cool. i also really dig the clear embossing powder. there is so much you can do with it! i could go on and on about that stuff, but i dont want to BORE you, so...NEW TOPIC!

i'm not too sure if told you, but a couple of weeks ago, i signed up for an online scrapbook class. lately i've felt unmotivated and useless when it comes to my favorite hobby. signing up for this class has helped me out a lot! so far, i finished more pages in two weeks than i have in the past six months and it feels really good. it feels like my style has improved and i'm using up my stash at home (so i have an excuse to buy more hehehe). it makes me feel so happy to finally have MY hobby back! for so long its felt like this hobby got me by the neck, but now i feel so much more in control! i know that sounds kind of weird, but that's kinda how it was for me. i love having creative freedom, it makes my scrapbook pages look so much better!

i've also found a new love for thickers! before, i was very much opposed to buying alphabet stickers for fear of wasting all those letters, not anymore! thickers are so much more than just alphabet stickers. they make the page come alive! most of the ones we carry are glitter, but we do have some foiled ones on order. WAIT TILL YOU SEE THOSE!!!

i'd also love to know... what kind of classes do you guys like to take? layouts? cards? digital? chipboard? let me know! -send us an email!

i must take off, so i will talk to you later!

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ok sorry sorry sorry! i havent updated i know! here you go:

alright now whats new with Scrapbook Heaven... we just got in a shipment of new stuff!

we got Basic Grey's Urban Prairie and Granola! we got most of the papers and a few embellishments, they are to die for!!! check out Basic Grey's website to see the images of them. so the Urban Prairie has pink, yellow, blue and a few browns with butterflies and flowers. Its really great for anything girly!

DCWV has this ADORABLE new line called "Sweet" i swear it is the cutest thing ever!!! this is my fave from the collection (i got two!)

i have no idea what i am going to use it for, but dang! that has to be the cutest ever! the first time i saw this sweet selection, i swear i had an aneurysm. its on a nice weight of paper. its not too flimsy so its great to use on a birthday card and its got some glitter that adds a perfect touch!

Scor-Pal! i've never gotten a chance to use one myself, but i have heard that its great for cardmakers. all you do is place your paper or cardstock onto the platform and there are guides at the top that help you score perfectly in half!

If you've ever been into our store, you would know how much we looooooove ribbon. well. we just got more! American Crafts sells ribbon on these cute little mini spools and they are only a dollar! this months theme is christmas! it is to die for with all the little snowflakes and christmas cheer! there's one that's white satin with green polka dots on them, i'm not sure why, but it reminds me of candy canes. then when i think of candy canes i think of peppermint hot cocoa. THATS what puts me in a christmas mood!

so right at this moment as we speak i am at our Krop-toberfest!!! we're about 2 hours in and so far pretty good! i havent gotten any work done yet, but i wanted to fill you all in with news of our goodies! i'm going to working on this online class project. this is the first class i've ever taken and so far i'm liking it! i just have to make sure i keep up!

also, i just got word that we have doodlebug stuff on the way! i'm not sure when we'll be getting it, but when we do, i'll be sure to shoot you an update! we also have more bazzill cardstock on the way!

alright, imust get back to our crop, but until we meet again!

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you just might get it

omg! its been soooo long, but never fear, for i am here!!!!

alright, here is the image of my halloween collage class project. I posted it earlier on twopeasinabucket and they seemed to looove it!

i'm not sure how many of you are in a funk right now. i know that stress really affects the creativity in our lives and hobbies tend to take a back seat, but hobbies make us happy, thats why we do them. i have been a funk for a bit, but i signed up for an online class and its only the first week, but i feel so much better. being in this class pushes me to get stuff done. its allowing me to dig deep and find a good inspiration. if any of you are stuck in a funk, you really should try signing up for a class. you'd be amazed at how one little class can effect your whole mood!

Scrapbook Heaven is going through some great changes! some of you may know, we are re-doing the layout of our store, thats why its been a little topsy-turvy in here! We are hoping to make your shopping experience even more pleasant by making our store better for your movment. we all move to the beat of our drummer you know! so if you havent been in in a while, expect the unexpected!!!

we have our free Krop-toberfest on the 11th which is this Saturday, if you havent signed up, do it now! remember... its free! if you'd like, talk to your girlfriends, get them to come. bring your stuff, do your thang! its all in fun! as usual, at our crops, you get use of all of our tools including paper trimmers and die cut machines. if you want to sign up, give us a call at 680-9000 or email us at

we just got in the making memories "Spellbound" collection. so far, i looooooove it! Halloween is by far my favorite holiday and these papers are so great! one is a lacey style paper, it has pumpkins on it with the teeth cut out.

another is black and COVERED in glitter *awesome*

then there is one with an orange word background and black glitter on the border and it has a glittered crow on it.

then the one with the zig zag cut and news print background. its really simple, but so far its my fav of this season! these arent all the papers we got! we got a few more from Spellbound and we got our Sweet Cakes from DCWV
of course i had to grab two each for myself. *gosh, i love paper*
anyhoo... speaking of Halloween, i have no idea of what i want to do that night. trick or treating is not my thing and scary movies dont scare me too much. call me boring but i think i may just stay home and scrapbook until the wee hours of the morning! come to think of it, it sounds way more fun than dressing up... jeez how can this be my fav holiday if i dont do "halloween" stuff. well, i really love it because of its origins. the term "Halloween" is actually derived from "A Hallowed E'en" which is short for "A Hallowed Evening." Hallowed is another term for "Holy" and the reason its considered a Holy evening is because its the evening of a 2-day celebration that takes place until November 1st, also known as "All Saints Day" where one would celebrate the Saints.
not my intentions to get "religious" on you, just sharing a little bit of history and insight to my mind! thats why i love you guys, you are great listeners! I find it interesting how traditions change over the years. dont you?
oh! also, a little known fact: Benjamin Franklin (yes the inventor) was a scrapbooker. yep! he was! i also recently discovered that Katie Holmes (the girl thats now married to Tom Cruise) is a scrapbooker too! apparently she has an entire room in her house just for her hobby and she spends an average $3000 a month on scrapbook materials! now, a non-scrapbooker would never understand how one could spend that much money, in one month, nontheless. i think that if i had a craft room and the funding, i totally see spending that much a month! i mean, i am such a paper hoarder. i love paper.
until we meet again!

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words are only words

Sooooooo this month we will be having 2 classes. A scrapbook layout class and a home decor class. We have a looooooot of stuff going on this month, so here goes nothing!

first, we have a mini class on Saturday October 11th. what the heck is a mini class? ok, well if a make & take got together with a class and had a baby, that what a mini class is! stay tuned for more info on that!

second, we have KROP-TOBERFEST!!! we will be having a free crop on Saturday, October 11th from 6pm to 12am. we will be hosting up to 8 people, so call and reserve your seat today!

third, we have Make&Take Sunday! October 12th from 11am to 4pm! Make&Takes will be $3 each or 2 for $5, no need to make reservations for Make&Takes, just stop by!

October 17th is our scrapbook layout class, it costs $20 and starts at 6:30pm. See store for class sample.

October 18-19 we have a special promotion starting, stay tuned for more on that!

Friday, October 24th, we have our home decor class, a Halloween Collage! It costs $20 and starts at 6:30pm, see store for class sample.

October 24th-26th, we are having a special promotion, stay tuned for more an that!

Wow! that is one busy month! We have a lot going on, don't miss a minute! We also have tons and tons of new stuff on the way, so look out for notices on that. If you haven't been by Scrapbook Heaven in a while, come on by! We moved around the furniture so come and check it out!

We are starting a Sizzix Sale tomorrow! Its called the 3-5-8 sale. here's how it works: when you buy 3 Sizzix dies, you save 15%; when you buy 5 Sizzix dies, you save 20%; when you buy 8 Sizzix dies, you save 25%! The sale includes the Big Shot and cutting pads as well. If you have any questions on this, feel free to give us a call at 680-9000 or shoot us an email at the promotion starts on Friday 10/3/2008 and ends on Friday 10/17/2008. *some restrictions apply

this month is just packed with action huh? we should make a Scrapbook Heaven action figure. that would be kinda lame though, cuz it would be like a store front action figure, it wouldnt do anything! but if we had a scrapbooker action figure, that would be awesome! it could come with kung fu grip and a pair of titanium scissors! omg! it would be like barbie for grown ups! that would be really cool if they came up with a scrapbook barbie....

alright, enough of me, talk to you later!

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