By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2009
Lee Ann Hixson and Jerri Ann Currey are celebrating the 5th anniversary of The Scrapbook Store.
It’s hot outside, the kids are home and everyone needs something fun and productive to do. Why not give scrapbooking a try? Jerri Ann Currey and Lee Ann Hixson invite you to join them as they celebrate the 5th anniversary of The Scrapbook Store during the month of July.
Jerri Ann likes to say that scrapbooking is a way of preserving memories “one page at a time.” If you are like many of us, you have at least one box or drawer stuffed with precious family photographs that you just haven’t gotten into an album. Maybe you need a little inspiration or you are a bit intimidated because you’ve seen how creative the latest scrapbooks can be and you aren’t sure where to start. Not to worry.
The experts at The Scrapbook Store in Owasso can help you every step of the way, and you’ll find inspiration waiting in this bright, colorful space that is brimming with a complete line of scrapbooking and craft supplies. Lee Ann explains that scrapbooking is their passion, and the success of the store has allowed them to reinvest and make improvements to the crop room and product lines. “We are doing some remodeling, and have added eight additional alphabet dies for a total of 11 different alphabets of various sizes and styles.”
From the basics such as paper, pens, albums, stickers, scissors, paper cutters, adhesives and card stock to specialty items such as custom die cuts, paper and albums representing area schools. The Scrapbook Store has everything you need and more. One of their customizable items is vinyl die cuts for auto windows. They can be done in thousands of designs and personalized for your family, high school team or favorite activity. Best of all, they are easily removable when you change vehicles.
If you need a great summer activity for the kids, check out the Summer Kids’ Club, specifically designed for ages 6 through 12 and fun for both boys and girls. There are four different projects available during the month of July, one each week. Each class will last approximately 45 to 60 minutes and cost $7.00 each. There are three different days and classes available to allow you to pick the perfect time for your family schedule.
If Mom is the one who needs a night out, there are classes available for beginners to advanced for only $10 and open crop nights each Friday night for the price of $5. Crop nights at the store are a fun time for crafters to bring their pictures and supplies and work on projects in the store’s crop room. The benefit is the wide variety of tools and supplies on hand to use, the convenience of the work environment and the sharing of ideas with other crafters. You can run a tab during the evening, and have the convenience of grabbing what you need as you work. It’s a great way to meet new people or get together with old friends and have something wonderful to show for it.
Jerri Ann and Lee Ann are excited about attending the Craft and Hobby Association trade show later this month in Orlando, Florida. Jerri Ann says they will be shopping for the latest products and supplies including Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas items. “It’s always inspiring to see the new items and decide what to bring back to the store. We are like kids at Christmas.”
The upcoming Creating Keepsakes (CK) Scrapbook Convention will be held at Tulsa’s Renaissance Convention Center August 21 and 22. The CK Convention is an opportunity for scrapbookers to learn new techniques, take classes, enter contests and swap ideas. Before heading to the convention, be sure to stop by The Scrapbook Store to pick up your class supplies. They have a display board set up so that you can easily see what the products are that area needed for various classes.
As always, they will have special late night crops and super sales going on during convention. As a courtesy to shoppers, they also provide free shuttle service to and from the Renaissance. Jerri Ann says, "Our shuttle service has been very popular with convention goers. It saves them gas and time. We drop them off right at the front door and save them from the hassle of finding parking and the hike from the parking in the hot August sun."
More information and reservations can be made by visiting the store. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The store is closed on Sundays.