Tuesday, December 4, 2012

All Good Things...

This is the newsletter I sent out yesterday...

This is the hardest news I have had to announce in the last 5 years of The Scrapbox. But here goes...

Effective Wed Dec 5th, at 12pm noon, The Scrapbox will be holding a "Going Out Of Business" Sale of all in-stock products at a discounted rate of 40% off regular price items until Sat Dec 8th at 6pm.

Next week the discount increases to 50%.  

The week after that, everything will be 60% off and then the final week of December, everything will be 70% off the regular price.
Fixtures and select studio equipment/tools etc will also be for sale. If you are interested in anything from this category, please come to the studio to view and purchase these items- Cash only.

Unless however someone or someones wants to purchase The Scrapbox from me, lock, stock and buttons. That is also an option that I am willing to explore. Please forward this on to any interested persons you know.  

I will state for the record the following; I am not dying, nor am I pregnant. I am not getting a divorce nor am I experiencing any familial calamities. I am choosing this to happen at this time, because it is time.  

I have other reasons, more personal, for closing the store but please don't ask me what they are. I'm fairly certain I am going to be very emotional during this last chapter of my LSS Owner career, so let's please try to enjoy as much as we can, the time the store has left open before I hand back my keys.  

Anyways - I know I have a lot more explaining to do, so that is what the rest of this newsletter is about. Please read it carefully, and then read it again. If you still have questions, please reply to this email and I will do my best to clarify how we are going to handle things.  

I will likely have more newsletters to follow with updates. As I think of things that need to be passed along, I will send one out.

Thank you for 5 years of patronage, your company, creativity and unforgettable memories. It has been a life enriching and interesting journey.  

...and thank you for Coming to Play.  

The Scrapbox Studio Membership - I just renewed it!!!

I know - sucks right? I get it - in fact it was the first issue I had to address in my head or I wouldn't be able to sleep at night. You are my faithful Studio Members, returning year after year to support the store, so I want to do right by you.  

Therefore every month beyond December 2012 that you would have been missing out on your membership will turn into a onetime credit on a purchase at the store. I will pro-rate by the number of months that did not get enjoyed and apply it at the time of purchase in December - yes even against sale merchandise.  

You will need to present your current membership card, which will be punched one last time with a very special punch and the credit will be applied at that time. You will be able to come and use the studio in its entirety until December 20th when all studio items that are being purchased will then need to be picked up by their new owners.

I will not be able to refund you your membership outright, nor will I send cheques in the mail. I will only be able to refund as a credit against purchases of new product during the month of December. If you want to figure out what credit you would be entitled to, please click on the link at the side of the newsletter with the PDF chart and see for yourself.  

If you are still unhappy about this policy, I apologize. Asking for your money back in person will not change anything unfortunately. If you are truly upset, please don't take this out on my staff, who are doing everything they possibly can to help me through this transition.  
Thank you.  
About Buying New Product from The Store...

The sales and discounts will occur as stated above. Please note the following:

1. I will not hold anything in the store for anyone at "Clear out Prices". I will not be taking orders by phone, so please don't ask. If you can't make it in, have a friend come in and have them equipped with a cell phone.  

2. For obvious reasons, all sales are final, no matter what it is, and what price you paid for it. HST needs to be charged on all new goods sold, regardless of the price it is sold at. I will still take all the previous forms of payment for new goods (cash, visa, mastercard, amex and debit).

3. I will be open during normal business hours, and will be until the end of the year (or I run out of things to sell). If you need to be reminded what normal business hours are - look down at the bottom of this newsletter.  

This Wed will be Stephanie's last 2 Page Layout Class - the Christmas All About Me at 6pm. We still have room if you are interested. It will be the last class we have at The Scrapbox. 
What about My Birthday Discount!?! !

...but I wanted to buy a Cameo! (or a Vagabond, or another big ticket item...) 
     If you were waiting for your birthday to come so you could order a big ticket item (like a Cameo) that I do not normally carry in stock, then I will honour the Birthday Discount for these items until Dec 31st 2012.  

If you wish to do this, I will place a one
-time order on your behalf and bring it in at 25% off the regular price.  

I will NOT order in something specifically for someone and immediately discount it to 40% off or more. Therefore, I will need to have all of these special items paid for in advance. Please inquire further for details and pricing on big ticket items.

And yet more things to know...

Credits from previous events

If you have a credit on your account, it must be used up by the end of the month. I am not in a position to refund any credit at this time. This was the agreement in which I accepted the funds in the first place to be placed on your account.
Please reply to this email with any questions.
Personal Information

The information I have received over the years - names, addresses, phone #'s etc, will not be traded or sold unless in the fortunate event that a person or persons purchases The Scrapbox as a business in its entirety from me.  

Once all business is completed and my taxes filed, I will then destroy all personal information files - likely with a baseball bat out in the soccer field.

Special Orders  

I have held on to items for people in good faith. If you no longer want these items, please let me know via email or by phone and I will put them on the shelf to sell to the next interested party. I will not hold them longer than December 8th.  

If you decide you still want to purchase these items, please understand that they will only have the 15% discount on them, as this was the understanding when you asked me to hold them for you.

I will be receiving in the Free Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine this week - available first come first served. I will also be getting in the 2013 SCT Sketch Calendar. If you want one of these calendars, please let me know. I will be offering them at 25% off, fresh out of the box.  

Here are the normal business hours for this week.  

Wed Dec 6th: 12pm - 9pm :
@6pm All About Me with Stephanie - Christmas Theme. 6pm - 9pm  

Thurs Dec 7th: 10am - 9pm : @10am -5pm Seniors/Retirees Crop  

Friday Dec 8th: 12pm - 9pm: Crop time!

Sat Dec 9th : 9am - 6pm : Crop Time!

With thanks from

Jenn, The Diva's, and Angels


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

5th Anniversary of The Scrapbox!

Each Day I am open this week, starting on Wednesday Nov 7th until Saturday Nov 10th I will be giving away a Prize Package a Day! During the week, the Prize Package will be a retail value of over $50 for each day. Then the Grand Prize that will be drawn and given away is worth $340!!! That's a total of $500 I am giving away this week so make sure you get involved! (Can you tell I have been inspired by the number 5?!?) 
You may win prizes by getting tickets, and you can get tickets in lots of different ways!

Shop for tickets!

-The first $20 you spend (Before taxes, and after your Member Discount) you will receive one ticket for the daily prizes and Grand Prize Draw. Every $5 spent beyond the first $20 that is purchased (after discounts and before taxes) will get you another ticket! For example, spend $40 (after discounts and before taxes) will net you 5 Tickets into each Daily Prize Draw Including the Grand Prize!   

Daily Prize Pack #1 to be won on Wednesday Nov 7th - This Prize Package is over $50 of Embellishments from Maya Road for those of you who have more paper than you can shake your scissors at. Chipboard, Kraft Paper, wood shapes, ribbon and more, this will help add that special touch to your projects! Check it out!

Daily Prize Pack #2 to be won on Thursday Nov 8th - Over $50 of Card Making supplies to kick start your Christmas Card projects - 6x6 paper pads from Bo Bunny and Studio Calico, Stamps from Impression Obsession and Liquid Applique in our fave Christmas Colours! Let's get card-making!

Daily Prize Pack #3 to be won on Friday Nov 9th!
This prize pack includes all you need to build an exclusive Mini-Album designed by Teresa Collins herself, with her latest and hottest product line "Now & Then" (available only at retailers such as The Scrapbox) along with a few extra goodies thrown in "Just because!". Stamps, paper flowers and a lovely 3D flower will crown your album and give it that WOW! Could be yours if you have tickets in the draw!

The Grand Prize - the BIG ONE!
Drawn precisely at    
6pm Sat Nov 10th  

Did you guess it from the picture I slipped into the newsletter today? I didn't give you much of a hint, but for those who magnified it would have known that this year I am giving away my ALL TIME FAVE Die Cutting Machine...

The Silhouette Cameo!
This is the latest in die cutting technology that does more than just paper - it does fabric interfacing, sticky back vinyl, magnet sheets, tattoo paper and so much more! Cost effective, superior cutting ability and FUN. Retail Value $339.95 and I want to give it away to some luck customer - could be you! All it takes is ONE TICKET!!! 

Bonus Tickets! More ways to get tickets for these fab prizes! 

-Every Class and Event you sign up and pay for (including ones you have already paid for November) will get you One Bonus Ticket per Class or Event!

-Bonus Items! Every day there will be 'Bonus Ticket' Items in the store. You will need to come in to the store to see what they are or check The Scrapbox Facebook Page! 

-November Sketch Challenges - Submit a Layout or a Card based on the November Sketch and receive a Bonus Ticket into the draws! Pick up a Copy of the sketches at the store!

-Do you have a Membership Card to pick up from the store? Come pick it up and we will give you a Bonus Ticket into the draw - I must have hundreds of Membership Cards waiting for their Members!

-Are you on Facebook? If you are, or join us this week, that is worth a Bonus Ticket! Just look for "The Scrapbox" Group on Facebook and ask to join! I'll see you there and put a ballot in for you!

-Haven't been in to pick up your "Special Order" or "Class Kit" that you asked us for? This is a good time to do so because it will get you a bonus ticket into the draw! (check out the article below on special orders - very important!)
Once entered, each ticket is valid to win any prize throughout the week, however only valid for ONE Weekday Prize and then the Grand Prize.  

Yes - one person could conceivably win a Weekday Prize AND the Grand Prize. Are you feeling lucky?!? =)

  Any questions? Give us a call at the store at 613-745-2215!


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Doodling at The Scrapbox!

I just sent out my weekly newsletter and in my hurry-hurry-hurry I didn't get in an article about a new class we are trying at The Scrapbox - Intro to Doodling! with Tammy Menard! Check out this great technique based class that will show you how to get funky and eclectic with your pens!

So with this class you get a notebook, as well as a 4 piece set of black Pitt Pens from Faber Castell! It's an awesome value and you will learn so much!

Can you join us? Call us at 613-745-2215 for this class on the following date:

Wed Sept 26 at 6pm - 9pm
Cost : $28/$25

Come Play!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Crop & Create Ottawa 2012!!!!

Crop & Create Ottawa registration opens tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST!

Join Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine on September 28th and 29th at the beautiful Minto Suites Hotel in Ottawa, ON for two days of inspiration, education and pure fun!  Come crop and create with some of the best teachers in paper crafting.  Starting at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, join experts Kelly Goree, Vicki Boutin, and Kelly Purkey for fabulous classes that are full of tips, tricks and techniques for every level. With 24 hours of cropping time, delicious dessert buffets, a gourmet soup/salad/sandwich lunch, AMAZING prizes, special make n’ takes, challenges and a goody bag you will be talking about for a while, this exclusive event promises to be a weekend all about creating with their closest friends…YOU...and one that is not to be missed!

Crop & Create will also have two onsite stores...and we are one of them!  For more information be sure to visit the Crop & Create website at



Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Scrapbox Yard Sale this Saturday May 26th!!!


Anything that can be used to make handmade crafts can be on sale here and you never know what treasures you will find and at such an amazing deal!

Stamps, papers, stickers, chipboard, inks, sprays, paints, stencils, dies, embossing folders, totes, die cutting machines, storage - I've seen it all go at incredible prices at our Scrapbooking Yard Sale. Be sure to show up early to get first pick!

This Saturday May 26th at 9am - 12pm!!! No Admission Cost!!!
     Interested to be a vender at The Scrapbooking Yard Sale? It's easy! Call the store to reserve your spot now - you will get a half of an 8' table to sell your items! Anything you sell will become instant credit at The Scrapbox for any future products or services (i.e. classes, crops, membership renewals) that you want! Start now to go through all of your crafting area to purge out the unused, unwanted but perfectly good supplies that you just don't see a need for! If you have any questions, please call me at 613-745-2215 for more info or to sign up!
Hope to see you there!!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

So here we go! Let's get right down to the good stuff shall we? The Prizes!

This is the "Grand Prize" that is worth Retail $250 in product!!! and it just needs a picture to do it justice.

Curious about the tower? This is a new product to The Scrapbox called a 'PortaInk' and you can see more about it on this video!

As you can see I have stocked it with lots of fun product that you can take home and have fun with if you win it this Saturday. How can you get into this fab draw?! Easy! Tickets! You can get tickets by just doing the following:
  1. Signing up for and paying for classes & crops in May & June (1 ticket per class or crop)
  2. Every $20 spent at The Scrapbox after discount and before taxes get you a ballot into the draw as well!
  3. Bonus tickets given to Special Products - you just have to come into the store to see what they are - they will be tagged (quite literally)
  4. If you enter the May Sketch Challenge for either a Layout or Card and hand it in by Saturday May 5th at 6pm!
  5. If you come and complete the FREE Make & Take this Thursday May 3rd from 5pm - 8pm.
  6. Renewing your Membership - gets you a bonus ticket!!  
The Scavenger Hunt!
     This is a new event that we are happy to organize for you! Basically we have put together a list of things to check out in the store and you have to answer 13 out of the 15 silly questions and then submit to a staff member before Sat May 5th at 6pm.  

     To get all the details for the Scavenger Hunt- come to the store to pick up your copy!

The Prize for the Scavenger Hunt is a $50 Gift Certificate to The Scrapbox that can be used exactly like cash for any product or service! This will be drawn at 7pm on Sat May 5th. You do not have to be present to win!
Daily Savings!
Each day this week that we are open will have its own awesome Sale! Here are the specifics:

Wed May 2nd (courtesy of Luce) is : Cling-Mount Stamps! 

Thurs May 3rd (courtesy of Stephanie) is : All Prima Paper and Products!

Fri May 4th (courtesy of Tammy) is: All Embossing Folders - Any Brand!

Sat May 5th (Courtesy of Jenn) : 25% off your item of choice - choose any one item of anything in stock and you get it at this Special Discount! (items on special order or being held are not included).
FREE Make & Take with Vintaj and Tim!  
Thursday May 3rd from 5pm - 8pm
Come and make this Lovely tag using the new Spring Seasonal Ink Set and learn how to emboss Brass Jewellery Blanks from Vintaj and alter them with their patinas! Please understand that you may get a different shape of brass blank than the one shown. The possibilities are endless! Get a Bonus ticket into the Grand Prize Draw! 

So lots to choose from to celebrate our favorite hobby! I hope you can join us in the fun! If nothing else, join us for the Cake at 1pm on Sat May 5th. Free to anyone who comes into the store!

Thank you and Come Play!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bust a Move Charity Silent Auction!!!

So I am doing a Silent Auction to help raise fund for the Bust a Move Event I am trying so very hard to attend at the end of April. If you want to make a donation and get me there - please do so at my personal page on the Bust A Move Site.

Back to the Silent Auction - here are the items that have been so generously donated to help my team and I reach our goal. Starting in no particular order...
Handcrafted Oil Painting in Frame donated by Helene Seguin!

"Never Give Up" Altered Canvas Donated by Heather Millar

Purple & Green Hand-Knitted Designer Scarf Donated by Donna Brown
Teal and Blue Hand-Knitted Designer Scarf Donated by Donna Brown
Hand Crocheted Lap Blanket in Ottawa Sen's colours! Perfect for the Hockey Game! Donated by Helene Seguin
Hand Crocheted Lap Blanket - perfect for cool cottage nights! Donated by Helene Seguin!
Hand Crafted Blanket - approximately 4.5' x 7' - made and donated by Suzane Richmond!
Last minute donation - A Big Shot Machine from Sizzix donated by Multicrafts!!! Whoa! Retail Value $115!!!
Hand crafted Designer Earrings Created and Donated by 9 year old Victoria M.! They are beautiful!

Hand Crafted Designer Earrings Created and Donated by Anne Miller!
Also up for Auction are 2 Gift Certificates:

$50 Gift Ceretificate from Perkins Restaurant and Bakery on St. Laurent


$45 Gift Certificate towards your first Massage with Vikki Taylor at Hampton Massage Therapy.

These items are really beautiful and I want to put out a huge thank you to those who donated - it really means alot to my team and to Breast Cancer Research. Thank you!

If you want to place a bid, please come to the store or call us at 613-745-2215. We can tell you what the bid is that you have to beat and write down your bid for you. The Auction will be closing Sat March 31st at 7pm.  For full rules on how the Silent Auction is being conducted please email