By: Sarah Mitschke | Category: Consumer News | Issue: May 2007
Melissa Goodman, owner of ScrapHappy’s, shows off her store’s home décor display.
Melissa Goodman, owner of ScrapHappy’s in Tulsa, began scrapbooking shortly after her son was born. She wanted to document his life through creative displays of pictures, something she was not given as a child. Melissa says, “I wanted to leave a legacy and a story for my kids.”
Melissa’s scrapbooking hobby turned into a career shortly after ScrapHappy’s previous owner wanted to close the store’s doors. With an experienced staff, Melissa took over the store, expanding it to include more than just the rubber stamp collection it originally carried. ScrapHappy’s has since offered a large supply of basic scrapbooking supplies and more, including decorative paper, stickers for every occasion, albums and diecuts.
Scrapbookers are encouraged to enhance their scrapbooking expertise and take on new projects in the classes offered at ScrapHappy’s. Several classes are held each week, with themes changing each class to teach participants a variety of new skills, techniques and ideas for scrapbooking. Melissa and her expert staff teach the classes, including Janna Wilson, a designer for Junkitz and Better Homes and Gardens’ Scrapbook Etc. magazine, and Dianne Hudson, a scrapbooker who has been published in many scrapbooking magazines.
Aside from the classes and scrapbooking supplies, ScrapHappy’s sells shadow boxes, canvases, large wooden letters and a variety of other decorative and functional items to bring creativity into home décor. With the help of the store’s interactive classes, even the least creative people can find ways to inspire their homes. A sample home office is setup in the store to provide customers with additional ideas for incorporating photos and memories into mundane, daily tasks.
A popular feature of ScrapHappy’s is the Epson Scrapbook Central. A machine not found many places, it was released last summer to scan and make archive-quality copies of 12” x 12” scrapbook pages. Customers can reproduce their favorite scrapbook pages to save digital copies, make digital slideshows or CD’s of the pages or even make smaller 8” x 8” or 6” x 6” books to give as gifts. For its reproductions, the Epson Scrapbook Central uses waterproof paper that is guaranteed to last 100 to 200 years. The kiosk can also restore faded photos back to their original conditions.
The month of May brings several special deals at ScrapHappy’s. On May 4 and 5, the store will celebrate National Scrapbook Day. Stop by for special deals and discounts all weekend and enjoy Saturday’s extended hours from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Also during May, customers can enjoy a free goody kit by purchasing 10 pieces of American Crafts paper, one can of House Collection embellishments or two sheets of cardstock Remarks stickers or Thickers. The free goody kit is packed with 12 buttons and 12 brads in spring colors, two designer ribbon spools, one canister of spring House Collection shapes, one custom mini-mark rub-on booklet and one pink Precision Pen. Do not miss out on the fun at ScrapHappy’s this month.
Enhance your photos with the creative ideas and supplies at ScrapHappy’s. The variety of classes and products are sure to inspire new ways to archive old memories. Visit the store online at www.scraphappys.com or call (918) 250-0472 for more information.