By: Kim Thornhill | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2008
(L to R) Lee Ann Hixson, Karla Prather, Pam Sewell and owner Jerri Ann Currey can help you create the perfect, personalized gifts at The Scrapbook Store.
With less than two months until Christmas, now is a great time to stop by The Scrapbook Store at 8751 North 117th East Avenue in Owasso for one-of-a-kind gift ideas and personalized keepsake calendars, albums and scrapbooks.
School is back in full swing and you probably have plenty of action photos from this fall’s best football, volleyball, cheer and band performances. Come into the store and crop, and if you need extra supplies you can run a tab! While you are here, be sure to see the latest embellishments, custom paper cutouts and albums. “We have a large Owasso Rams section with custom cuts,” said Karla Prather. “Our crop room is open to be used during the day for people to crop while the kids are in school. Feel free to shop while you crop.”
If you are new to scrapbooking, have no fear. The staff at The Scrapbook Store has combined experience of more than 50 years. “We are here to help and offer suggestions,” said owner Jerri Ann Currey. “We can give suggestions on supplies, stickers and photos,” added Prather. If shoeboxes full of more than a decade’s worth of photos seem too daunting, start with something recent.
“Begin with your summer family vacation or a recent event from church,” said Currey. “Your completed pages will help you get excited and motivated to do more.” Gone are the days of being required to do scrapbooking in chronological order – the latest albums let you arrange pages in the order you choose.
The store offers a complete selection of albums, cutters, papers and embellishments, as well as classes for scrapbooking techniques. New merchandise is arriving each week. The experienced staff has plenty of tips and suggestions to help you preserve memories and learn the best methods for success.
New scrapbookers can sign up for the beginner’s class on November 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For $10, the staff will help you get started, and your class fee can be applied to $10 worth of merchandise.
On Friday nights, the store offers crop events from 6 p.m. to midnight. For only $5, you can crop until your heart’s content. It’s all about providing an environment for creative cropping – you’ll be motivated by seeing the work of fellow scrapbookers and you may meet some new friends. You’ll also receive snacks throughout the evening and have the opportunity to win door prizes. Reservations are required.
While it’s fun to scrapbook at the store, you will want to have a set of supplies at home. “It’s good to have the tools at home,” said Prather. “You’ll do the majority of cropping at home, at church or with a group of friends.”
From November 28 to December 24, the store will offer Double Punches. You’ll get punches when purchasing a gift certificate from Thanksgiving to Christmas, and you’ll also get punches when redeeming gift certificates.
“We encourage customers to come by and set up wish lists for Christmas and birthdays,” said Currey. “Then they get what they want. Holidays are an excellent time to build your at-home supplies.”
A new item to The Scrapbook Store is custom window clings. Stick-people figures in white, black or red can be arranged with or without names for your personalized family window cling. You can also order window clings with player numbers, names and team graphics. Allow three to five business days for your custom cling.
Check the website for class schedules and special promotions. The Scrapbook Store is open Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m. and is closed on Sunday.