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6 posts from September 2009

September 29, 2009

World Cardmaking Day is Saturday, October 3!!


We have a GREAT day planned for World Cardmaking Day on Saturday!!  It doesn't matter if you are located close enough to check out the activities in our physical storefront, or you join us online...we've got a bunch of great stuff planned for you!

For those of you who are within driving distance to northwest Iowa (like those of you in Sioux City, Iowa or Sioux Falls, South Dakota)


or around there...we have a full day of make & takes, as well as a FREE One-Sheet-Wonder class taught by our very own Samantha!  She'll be teaching you how to make 6 cards AND a matching card box with only ONE sheet of patterned paper and a few sheets of cardstock!!

The class starts at 11AM, and even though it's FREE, we would like to know how many class kits to make up, so PLEASE call the store at 712-476-3443 by Friday morning so we know how many class kits to prepare!!

If you are unable to make it to our store that day, please check out all of the fun activities the Design Team has planned for you at the Message Board & Gallery!

They have planned some great challenges for the day, and there will be some GREAT prizes to be given away as well, so check it out!

This is a GREAT way to kick-start that holiday card making or gift making season.  What better way to plan all of your card making early, and give yourself the gift of a stress-free holiday season.  :)

September 23, 2009

Need a good home!


We have some adorable 7 week puppies in our family!!  :)  And when I say some...I mean 11 adorable Golden Retriever puppies!  My brother's dog, Ginger is an APR registered Golden and the father is both AKC and APR registered Golden.

If you are looking for a new pet, these are great with kids (as you can see how comfy this little guy is with Hannah).  There were 8 females and 3 males in the litter.  They are $200 and we will ship via Northwest airlines.  You are responsible for a kennel and the transportation to your house.  :)

Email me if you'd like more information on the puppies!

September 09, 2009

Coupon alert!!!

In honor of today's date (9/9/09) we're having a really WACKY Wednesday sale!!

For TODAY ONLY, you can receive 99 cent shipping on all orders and free shipping after a $75 order.

You just need to use coupon code 99Ship when you check out.  That will credit your balance $5.56 so in the end, your shipping is just 99 cents!!!

The coupon is only good until 11:59 PM Eastern time on Wednesday 9/9/09 so don't delay!

Pass the word...tell your friends...and shop till ya drop!  :)

September 04, 2009

Heads up on October classes!!

Family-Album We are starting to book our October classes at the store!  Here is a sample of the Cricut Design Studio Family wordbook album that you will learn how to make during the Design Studio Class.  We will be holding this class at 6PM on October 7.

We are also teaching a new class with the Cricut.  It's all on the cool "different" stuff you can cut with your Cricut.  Things including fabrics, stamps materials, magnetic materials and more!!  Look for a picture of the project coming soon!

September 02, 2009

Wacky Wednesday special!

Over on our Design Team blog, we've been having some Wacky Wednesdays!  :)  Every Wednesday, Cards200810there is a new Super Secret Special that you can only hear about on our blogs.

Today's special is.....

 $5 for all past issues of Scrapbook Trends, Paper Trends, and Cards Magazines!!

Usually our idea books are 25% off their retail price, every day...which makes our everyday LOW price $14.99.  HOWEVER...we have them today for $5!SBTrends200809

September 01, 2009

Hello stranger!

Wow...a few weeks without a blog post, makes me a REALLY BAD poster huh?!

We have had a few busy weeks in August, getting used to the new store, getting the classroom all prepped and ready for classes, starting in September, training two new part-time employees, and we snuck off to Yankton to camp for the week.

Add to that the first days of school, and it's been CRAZY around here!  :)  But, I promise not to let hte blog get so dusty next time!  We've got LOTS of fun things planned for the store, both online and here at the Brick & Mortar store all month, so let's get right down to it, OK?

LittleYellowBicycle We are featuring a new manufacturer starting today...Little Yellow Bicycle is relatively new in the scrapbook world, but it has taken the hearts of scrapbookers worldwide!  With it's adorable Baby Safari lines, their Delightful collection, the colorful Zinnia collection, and their Traveler collection is awesome!  Even if you haven't traveled this summer, it is GREAT for those 'tween to teenage boys!

We are scheduling classes here at the B&M like crazy too! 

September 2 - Cricut 101 class at 6PM.  For $25 (or free if you purchase your Cricut machine from us) you'll get a 3-4 hour class with Betsy Veldman.  She is a Provo Craft Design team member, and knows the ins and outs of your machine.  You'll make 2 projects.

September 10-12 is our annual fall City-Wide Garage Sales.  We'll be having a garage sale here at the store as well.  In our classroom, you'll find all kinds of tools, papers, embellishments, etc. from fellow scrapbookers who outgrew these items.

September 16 - Stamping class at 5:30.  For $10 you'll make 3 Sympathy cards, while learning how to use acrylic or cling mounted rubber stamps.  You'll also get a chance to play with the BRAND NEW i-Top tool from Imaginisce!!

September 18 - Workshop from 6-midnight.  For $10 you can come crop the night away with your friends in our classroom!

Sepember 21 - Stamping class at 2pm.  For $10 you'll make 3 Sympathy cards, while learning how to use acrylic or cling mounted rubber stamps.  You'll also get a chance to play with the BRAND NEW i-Top tool from Imaginisce!!

September 21 - Basic Grey layout class at 6pm.  For $20 you'll make a 2 page layout, and have extras for at least 2 cards.  We'll learn how to combine various patterned papers as well as how to view a layout and turn it into a card.

September 23 - Bring in your card swap cards!  For September, the theme for your cards is Fall or Halloween cards.  Bring in 5 cards along with matching envelopes, that are all the same.  On the 23rd, we will swap out the cards and you can pick up your swapped out cards.  You'll get 5 totally different cards back!

September 26 - Workshop from 5-11.  For $10 you can come crop the night away with your friends in our classroom!

Also, during the week of September 19-26 is our We've MOVED Celebration!  On the Saturdays, we'll have our Open House with time for you to come on over and see our new location, new classroom/workshop area, and do some make & takes.  Every day that week, will have another make & take project, and we'll also feature something on sale every day!