By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2011
Elyssa Kaufman, Jerri Ann Currey, Jordan Hendrickson, and Aimee Cressman are ready to assist you at The Scrapbook Store.
For those who enjoy scrapbooking and all the fun crafty projects that go along with it, there is an event coming up worthy of your attention. The Green Country Scrap Run will be held Friday, April 29 through Saturday, May 7. This year, there will be over a week to visit the eight scrapbook stores in the Tulsa metro area taking part, and it’s sure to be a great time for all who participate.
Jerri Ann Currey, owner of The Scrapbook Store in Owasso, is happy to explain the concept behind this fun and fulfilling road trip. “We want to encourage our customers to visit all the stores on the passport and support the independent stores in our area.”
As crafters start their journey, they will receive a “passport” at the first store they visit, and get their passport stamped or signed at each store. After visiting all eight stores, turn in the passport to be entered into a drawing to win baskets filled with special scrapbooking supplies. For every $25 spent in each store, an additional entry ticket is earned. “It’s a lot of fun, each location has a greeting card to make and take for the first 400 customers, and many of the individual stores have additional discounts and giveaways,” explains Jerri Ann. “There will also be many elaborate scrapbook displays to inspire your creativity.”
Stores taking part in this year’s Green Country Scrap Run include A Memory to Scrap (Broken Arrow), Croppinsville (Collinsville), The Scrapbook Bug (Pryor), The Scrapbook Store (Owasso), Simply Scrapbooks (Claremore), Sooner Scrapbooks (Tulsa), SparksFly Studio (Skiatook), and Tops & Crops (Sand Springs). Details are available at participating stores.
In addition to the drawings from the Scrap Run, Jerri Ann is giving away a special gift with every $30 purchase, while supplies last. “We are just in a celebratory mood! National Scrapbook Day is May 7 and we’re going to have special giveaways all day then as well.”
Scrappers can bring their new purchases to The Scrapbook Store on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 and try everything out during the Mega Crops that will be held in honor of National Scrapbook Day. If you are just getting started scrapbooking, don’t feel intimidated. Crops are a great time to pick up techniques and catch the enthusiasm of those who have caught the scrapbooking fever. Long time Scrapbook Store employee Elyssa Kaufman expresses the feelings of many: “What else can you do that is so much fun and preserves your family history for generations?”
The Scrapbook Store provides classes for beginners, advanced and specialty projects. The beginner’s class is held once a month, and the cost is only $10. Participants walk away with a completed two-page seasonal layout and a $10 store credit, so it’s a win-win for the student. Many high schoolers have scrapbook projects due in May, and The Scrapbook Store offers a 15 percent discount on purchases with a student ID from an area school. “We know the kids are busy this time of year – we have so many things that help out, from tools to great papers and embellishments with themes from sports, clubs and school activities,” shared Lee Ann Hixson. “We even have new custom Rose Bowl items for the band kids.”
Tish Busking has been teaching paper-piecing classes since the store opened and has shared her artistic abilities with many over the past seven years. Donna Adams will be teaching a new class on how to make amazing and elaborate paper flowers starting April 30, and participants will take home a variety of six flowers that evening.
It’s also easy to create your own cards, photo frames and personalized gifts for weddings, births, anniversaries and special memory pages for events like prom and graduation and vacations. Even the most craft-challenged will be inspired to create something wonderful as you wander the aisles filled with hundreds of beautiful papers, stickers, and embellishments, and visit the workroom that customers can use free of charge. Twelve different alphabet die cutters and wide selection of shapes, borders and frames are available. There are two Cricut machines, one which will accommodate 12” x 12” paper, and offers hundreds of dies and various fonts.
The staff at The Scrapbook Store is very friendly and helpful, and the store is organized in sections to make your shopping easy. Store hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can visit their website at www.OwassoScrapbookStore.com to see a schedule of upcoming classes and sign up for emails to get schedules of upcoming classes and specials.