By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: January 2010
Jerri Ann Currey and Lee Ann Hixson invite you to view the wonderful selection available at The Scrapbook Store in Owasso.
The winter holidays are behind us and the last of the pine needles have been vacuumed up. Now is the time to get those holiday photos out of the digital camera and into a scrapbook.
Jerri Ann Currey, owner of The Scrapbook Store in Owasso, is here to help. “We see a lot of customers this time of year who have made a New Year’s resolution to preserve their memories by scrapbooking, some who are experienced and some who are beginners.” Classes are offered each month for those wishing to learn the basics; the cost is $10, but participants earn a $10 store credit for use during the class. “You can’t beat a deal like that,” smiles Jerri Ann. Advance reservations are necessary, so call the store for class information and to sign up.
Classes are also held for special techniques including card-making, and local designers come in to share their talent at paper piecing layout techniques, lending inspiration with a variety of projects on display in the store. Mini-books make wonderful gifts and can feature an assortment of pictures or be specific to a certain theme or event, such as a wedding, new baby or vacation.
Scrapbooking is a very affordable family activity and when you are finished, you have something beautiful to show for your effort, as well as the memories you’ve made in the process. Lee Ann Hixson, who helped open the store five years ago, says they work very hard to find the best items while keeping the price points as low as possible. “Our customers control the costs, whether they want to go back to basics and keep it simple, or really dress it up and go all out. We want our friends and neighbors to shop here in Owasso and help our local economy. We are a locally-owned independent retailer, and we offer a great selection with very reasonable prices.”
The Scrapbook Store also offers a workroom that customers can use free of charge, which includes 12 different alphabet die cutters and a wide selection of shapes, borders and frames. Jerri Ann shares that they have two Cricut machines, including the Cricut Expression, accommodating 12” x 12” paper and offering hundreds of dies and various fonts.
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and close behind will come Easter, Mother’s Day, proms and graduations. The Scrapbook Store has plenty of tips and a complete selection of albums, cutters, stickers, papers and embellishments to help you celebrate and preserve these special moments.
High school seniors will be working throughout the spring to create their senior scrapbooks, and a 15 percent discount is offered with school identification. “We have a large school section with custom cuts and papers featuring many of the activities and sports the kids participate in. It makes it very easy to create an album that not only earns a great grade, but becomes a treasured keepsake as well,” says Jerri Ann. The Scrapbook Store can make custom titles with rub-on transfers for that extra touch.
As spring sports and activities get under way, consider supporting your child with a custom vinyl cling personalized with their team name or activity. Available in thousands of designs, they are easily removable when you change vehicles. And starting at only $3, they are much more affordable than you might think.
The Scrapbook Store is organized in sections to make your shopping easy. With individual displays featuring family, Disney, collegiate sports, holidays, patriotic and military, outdoors, and many more subjects, you are sure to find just what you need. “We had a customer come in looking for something with a laundry room theme, and she left with two sets of stickers and embellishments to put the finishing touch on a gift,” says Jerri Ann. “We are happy to help you find what you need.”
The Scrapbook Store is open 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.