By: Susan Erler | Category: Other | Issue: July 2011
Jerri Ann Currey, Elyssa Kaufman, and Lee Ann Hixson are celebrating The Scrapbook Store’s seven years in business.
The Scrapbook Store is celebrating seven years in business, and it looks as if they will have many more years to come of serving their customers. With a flair for knowing what their customers seek and always taking care to help each of them, The Scrapbook Store is a small business beating all odds. “We are so appreciative of those who shop with us,” says owner Jerri Ann Currey. “With the recent downturn in the economy, we understand that discretionary dollars are harder and harder to come by. We really strive to give our customers the very most for their money.”
Going the extra mile can mean many different things, and The Scrapbook Store does all of them. Whether it means purchasing items that are specific to local groups and organizations or taking time to help someone design the perfect page for their own book, they do it all. And, if you don’t find exactly what you are looking for, don’t despair – just ask. They do a large number of custom die cuts too. It is all about exceptional customer service, and they are one of the best at delivering it.
For those of you who still haven’t taken the plunge into the scrapbooking world, what are you waiting for? Gone are the days of complicated, exacting design work. Today’s scrapbookers are encouraged to make everything they do uniquely theirs, and there is no wrong way to do things. It is easier now than ever before. One of the hottest selling items at the store is called a “smash book.” This new craze is specifically created to make scrapbooking easy for everyone, including children. Smash books are a journal and scrapbook all in one, designed for people on the go. The books come with a pen and glue so you can immediately put items in them. If you go see a movie, simply whip out your smash book, place a little glue on the back of your ticket stub and put it in the book. Presto! You are on your way to being a scrapbooker.
Teacher, designer, and consultant for the store, Deborah Kaufman, thinks these helpful books are a great way to get started. “It isn’t scrapbooking in the traditional sense, but it is a wonderful way to begin memory making.”
For the youngsters, The Scrapbook Store is excited to offer a Kids Club again this year. Classes are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Wednesdays at 3 p.m. for children 6 to 12 years. “This is a terrific way to keep kids occupied and to help stimulate their creativity during the summer,” says Deborah. “Some come in and start by just copying what we are doing, but by the end of the class, we have encouraged them to do something that is truly their own. It is fun to see what they create!”
Parents can go online to The Scrapbook Store’s Facebook page (search The Scrapbook Store of Owasso) to see the upcoming projects and to register for the class. This is also a great way to keep up with all the fun activities going on at the store.
Another popular class is Thirsty Thursdays. This is held from 3 to 5 p.m. every other Thursday. Those attending are served a refreshing beverage and will complete a fabulous project. This class is for adults only and you must register for this class.
As always, The Scrapbook Store offers discounts to students and teachers, and they still offer a frequent buyer card.
Probably the best part of shopping at The Scrapbook Store is that you will always be treated as someone special. It is just how the staff feels about everyone that steps inside their store. “We love being able to take someone who may think they have no creativity, but with a little encouragement, even they are amazed at what they can do,” says Jerri Ann. “Just give us a little time and we will help you create a lifelong memory.”
The Scrapbook Store is located at 8751 N. 117th E. Ave. in the Mingo Valley Shopping Center. 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.