Thursday, February 26, 2009


Yee-haw! Tomorrow marks the start of the second annual Houston Area Scrapbook Round-up! All the area stores will have make-n-takes, take-n-makes, and other fun stuff! But the best ones will be at Novel Approach, of course! We can't wait to see everyone! I was assured by our American Craft rep this week that they are providing a GREAT grand prize for the Round-up! By the way, we won't be accepting competitors' coupons during the Round-up.

We have been typing as fast as our fingers will let us, putting in all the new merchandise as it comes in! Look for the latest from Die Cuts With a View, K&Co (Que Sera Sera line - beautiful!), Bo-Bunny, Unity Stamps, Prima, Jenny Bowlin, My Favorite Things, Sassafrass Lass....and so many more boxes to open this afternoon!!

Plans are getting underway for our visit from Melodee Langworthy in May. We are teaming up with Scrapbook Junkie for a fun weekend with this great designer!

Thanks to all who attended our belated ScrapPink crop on Valentines' Day! We sent a check for $200.00 to the Susan G. Komen foundation from the crop!

That's all I'm going to write today, because there is a pile of boxes calling my name! See you all soon!

Monday, February 16, 2009

OK, OK, we'll blog more!

It has come to my attention that we don't blog often enough. What, once a month isn't enough for you people? OK, here we go! The new CHA things are starting to roll in now! Basic Grey Marrakech is gorgeous! One of my all-time favorite companies, Graphic 45, has two incredible new lines - Communique and Fashionista. We got the invoice in the mail for Inkadinkadoo, so that should be here any day, and they had some great new stamps! A new stamp line, Hanna's Stamps, has arrived - with a cute paperdoll stamp! Moxxie has some cute new "everyday" paper - themes like potty training, martial arts, skateboarding, baby dolls...
We have all the new colors of Tattered Angels - wow. And come check out the Copic markers, along with some great idea books for using them!

We have expanded our "green" initiative - in addition to getting an eco-discount when you use our canvas bags, we have started donating 10 cents each time a customer chooses not to take a plastic bag (not counting using the canvas bag). Each month, the donations will be given to a different teacher for supplies for her classroom. This month, our "teacher of the month" is Theresa Kinzy, a special education teacher at Don Jeter Elementary in Alvin. Teachers are some of the unsung heroes of our community, and spend a lot of their own money to equip their students - this is our small way of saying "thank you"! Also, watch for green leaves throughout our store highlighting eco-friendly product lines and practices.

We are gearing up for the Houston Area Scrapbook Roundup, which begins Friday, February 27, and continues through Sunday, March 8. Bags and Passports are available to be picked up NOW! There are still a few left, so let your friends know it is not too late to sign up!

We have some great classes coming up in March and April - spring cardmaking on Saturday, March 21, spring paperbag book on Saturday, April 4, and March Breakfast Club on March 14 (the Great outdoors). Keep an eye on our website
for more classes as we schedule them!

I promise to be better about updating the blog! Looking forward to seeing you all soon!