Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy Memorial Day..........and some business

We would like to wish all of our customers a very Happy and safe Memorial Day.  We hope that you are having a great time with your friends and family while remembering the real reason for the day.  We thank our military, past and present, for their sacrifice and service.........we salute you!

Now, on to some business.  Registration for the garage sale is currently taking place and we already have some sweet goodies, I don't want to say too much, but I hear a cricut will be part of the sale!  I have also seen some albums, stickers and LOTS more.  I am so excited, can't wait to shop!!!!   If you are interested in signing up to sell you still have time, we are taking registration up to June 12th, but we will need your items, marked with price and your unique number, by store close on June 12th to be ready for sale first thing Monday (June 13th) morning!  For all the specifics, check out this link

Our calendar has been updated and uploaded with ALL the classes for the month of June, as well as the Free Friday crops and special Saturday crops to celebrate our upcoming Birthday on June 6th!  You can sign up on our website or at the store, but is important  not to procrastinate, many fill up quickly, especially our special pop-up card classes with Karen Burniston.  They are both half full so if you are interested don't delay in signing up. The first 20 people to sign up will also receive a free Sizzix embossing folder valued at $10.99!!!!!

Don't forget our Shop for a Cause promotion.  Donate $5 to the local charity of your choice and get a coupon for 40% off your purchase at Scrap Happy valid on July 9th & 10th!  See store for more details.

Lastly, in the months of June, July, & August we will be featuring a product (a different one each month) that we have deemed a "MUST HAVE"   We will have demos at the store, samples, and special pricing while supplies last.  A great opportunity to see the items that we, the girls of Scrap Happy, LOVE and can't live without, as well as seeing how a product works and all the fabulous things you can do with it before you buy! More information to follow to so stay tuned!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Shop for a Cause

Just a quick note.........

Beginning in June, Scrap Happy will be participating in our local "Shop for a Cause".  From June 1st through July 10th when shopping at Scrap Happy you can purchase a $5 voucher and choose a charity from a list of local organizations to which you would like your $5 to go.  In turn Scrap Happy will give you coupon for 40% off your total purchase valid on July 9th & 10th!

What a super way to get your scrap on while helping someone out.

More info to come.......stay tuned........

Monday, May 23, 2011


This is going to be a Summer to remember at Scrap Happy.  There is just SO much going on.  You have already been let in on the news of the bi-annual garage sale as well as the fantastic Karen Burniston coming to us allllllllll the way from Texas to give us a sneak peek of the new Ellison/Sizzix pop-up dies with her absolutely gorgeous and inspired pop-up cards.  Both of those classes ARE filling up quickly, they are already 1/3 full, so if you are interested, do not delay!  For more information on those classes, go here 

NOW, for the new news!  Beginning Friday, June 10th, throughout the Summer, EVERY* Friday (with the exception of 6/24 & 8/5) from 10am-10pm is a FREE CROP FRIDAY!  Whether you will be working on  the traditional scrapbook, mini album or even making some cards come in and enjoy the air conditioning and the inspiration and creativity of others.  Registration is still required to guarantee your space, and you can do so by going to the website or come in and see one of our sparkling "scrap happy" girls in store.! Hope to see you there!!

Wait!  There's even MORE!  Beginning Saturday, July 9th, the 2nd Saturday of every month, through the end of the year....YES, you heard correctly, THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR you can come in and see us for an all day Saturday crop for $25!  Yes, there is even more, on those weekends, you can make a WHOLE weekend of it and come in Friday until 10pm for even MORE FREE FRIDAY CROPS!!!  But only if you register and pay for Saturday's crop.  You will get lunch on Saturday, 4-6 feet of crop space, cropper's only specials at the store, and door prizes all day long!  What a great deal, I cannot wait, I bet you can't either!  For more information visit our website .  If you are from out of town, never fear, the Hampton Inn & Holiday Inn offer a GREAT Scrap Happy discount, and it is made even greater if you share the room with your friends!!!!  Again, be sure to sign up early for BOTH Friday & Saturday to guarantee your space.  It is also important to book your hotel early, as well.  They will take a credit card guarantee and generally offer a 24 hr cancellation!!

I know this is a lot of information and believe it or not there is more to come, stay tuned and pass it along to your friends.  Remember to subscribe and follow our blog, sign up for our emails and/or friend us on facebook to stay abreast of ALL the upcoming fun and surprises in store!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Garage Sale Days!!!!!! June 13 to June 30!

Scrap Happy Garage Sale Days are upon us!!!!
Beginning Monday, June 13th through Thursday, June 30th, we will be having our bi-annual Garage Sale, so mark your calendars, June is a FANTASTIC time to visit Scrap Happy.

For those of you who may be unfamiliar with out Garage Sale Days, individuals, even you, can drop off their unwanted scrap & craft items, in good and usable condition, of course, and they are sold, garage sale style at the store.  At the end of the garage sale we will tally up your sales and you will receive a Scrap Happy gift card worth the amount you made!  

So, beginning tomorrow, May 23rd, come into the store to register, pay the small $5 fee for your table space, receive a number then go home and label all your goodies with your given number and the price you choose, then bring them into the store on or before close Sunday, June 12th.  After that, you don't have to do anything else, just wait until the end to see how much you made!  It's that easy, but this is a very popular event and space IS limited so act fast.  Tell your friends and family, not only is it fun to sell but very fun to shop!!!!

Let the fun begin!!!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is finally official, Suzanne Dean's  Color Me Creative Classroom On the Road is booked at Scrap Happy Ohio!  Mark your calendars NOW.............................are you ready......................?

Beginner/Intermediate Class:  9 am til 2:30 pm with 40 break

Advanced Class :
 3:15 pm til 7:15 pm with 40 min break

Did ya'll get that???  Please do not delay in registering, this will fill quickly!  However, if you miss out on the pre-registration, you can be added to a waiting list for a possible 2nd day!!!!  This is the ONLY class like this in this area, heck in this whole portion of the country!  Make sure you spread the word to all your friends, ALL over!!  More info will be given, but two (NICE) area hotels give a Scrap Happy discount so make a weekend out of it!  Remember, make sure you are signed up for our email list, this blog and/or facebook  and TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT US!!!!

To register and for more specifics go HERE !

For more information on Suzanne Dean go HERE

Until the next time........... HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

2011 Great Lakes Mega Meet-FINALLY

Banner Susie whipped up with doilies, GORGEOUS & everyone LOVED it!
I know, I know, we have been back from the 2011 Mega Meet for well over a week, now.  Blame it on me, the new girl (Candy) and my new camera and my new photo editing program......not to mention my utter exhaustion from partaking in the fun that was Mega Meet.  In fact, not sure that I, or any of us for that matter, have completely recovered.........however, my exhaustion is NOT the excuse for leaving out photos of myself ;)

If you don't know what Great Lakes Mega Meet is, it is a huge, annual, convention held in Novi, MI and it's full of pure, unadulterated  scrapbooking Heaven!  Regional and local shops, national vendors, lots of super door prizes, crops, classes, and 1000's of ideas & inspiration from all over.  Everyone who has a passion for scrapbooking, card making or just about any paper craft just HAS to attend Mega Meet at least once!  The good news is, if you missed Mega Meet, never fear, this year the organizers of Mega are planning a Mini Meet in Toledo, OH on November 18th & 19th at the Seagate Centre downtown!  The even better news.......Scrap Happy is going to be a vendor at the 1st annual convention!!!!!  We will keep you updated on registration information as we get it, we want you ALL to come see us.

We spent the first day setting up and for all our hard work we had a beautiful booth.

Susie, taught 3 classes each day with the exception of the last..........there just wasn't enough time.  Of course, all her students loved her and her kits, I mean, seriously, who wouldn't?  Sharon & Cathy worked on make~n~takes,

 I manned the register,

and the infamous & faithful Ron,

husband of Susie, tamed the colony of ladies swarming the t-shirts that just so happened to be THE talk of Mega Meet.  Young & old alike were buzzing about our t-shirts, so many ladies came back two or three times to get more or get another as gift for her lucky friend!  It was so fun.....well, until we got back to the hotel at night and had to make more and more and more t-shirts.............
This was our room, ohhhhhhh, about 2am.......=D  Yes, that is our Susie hiding back there..........=D

It was a fabulous, albeit, exhausting weekend, we met so many nice people, got lots of new people signed up for store info, saw gorgeous works of creativity, networked with other vendors and most importantly got lots of fabulous ideas running through our heads.  So many awesome things are coming up in the months ahead at Scrap Happy, classes, product, crops, and SO much more, a lot of it is inspired by our annual trip to Mega Meet.  We hope you are signed up for our email list or have friended us on facebook.  There will be lots of important info coming to you in the days weeks ahead.  Spread the word, get your friends to sign up for the blog, email and/or facebook.......there may just be something in it for you!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Summer fun & Special Guest Teacher for JUNE!


 Hard to believe I am currently working on Summer calendar....where in the world does time go?

   Did you know Scrap Happy will be celebrating 5 years in business on June 6, 2011! Wow! that time has flown by in a blink of an eye!

  We have MANY events in the works for a great summer!

  We will be hosting a "Birthday" crop every month this summer....I know how busy everyone is so hopefully you all will be able to make at least one!
Details will be released in a separate email!

   It is also my pleasure to announce a guest teacher for Scrap Happy....Karen Burniston will be visiting us Saturday June 11 for 2 classes! Yes....2!  You have the option of partaking in one or BOTH!

   If you love cards this is a must! Ever wonder how they make those cute adorable pop up cards? This is just for you! Karen is coming to us all the way from Texas, so sign up today! The first 20 to sign up receive a FREE embossing folder set form Ellison value $10.99 that makes the class only $14.99!!!!  Go HERE to sign up and get more information on both classes!

  Take some time read over Karen's information below and forward to a friend and make a date to come visit us!

Hope to see you soon!


store hours
Mon-Wed 10-6 Thurs/Fri 107
Sat 10-4 Sun 12-6

Karen Burniston
Saturday June 11, 2011 
head shotFirst...a word from Karen:
I love pop-ups! I love the feeling of accomplishment I get when I create something interactive out of paper. I love the look of surprise on a person's face when he or she opens up a card and something unexpected happens. I love creating and teaching pop-ups more than I love Agatha Christie mysteries, malted milk balls and reality TV! (And that says a lot!)
My background is in civil engineering, and I am grateful for my CAD skills every time I design a new pop-up template or mechanism. In 2009 I licensed my designs to Sizzix to be made into dies to fit in their Big Shot die cutting machines. The dies are a fabulous way to make pop-ups - no more cutting and scoring by hand!
Besides being a pop-up enthusiast, I'm also a wife to John and a mother to twins Karl and Emma. We have a high-maintenance Puggle named Lucy who likes to eat paper piercers. After a decade of living in beautiful Colorado we moved in June 2010 to Katy, Texas. Yes, I did say June. Yes, it really IS hot in the summer!
I've taught scrapbooking classes all over the world and it's such a rewarding feeling when a student starts the class saying "I can't make that!" and ends the class saying "I just made that!"
I've got a passion for pop-ups. Watch out . . . it's contagious!
Find out more about me on my

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Time for some new layouts!

Happy Sunday evening, everyone.  Our illustrious leader & the heart and soul behind Scrap Happy, Susie, FINALLY took some "me" time for herself and cropped her little heart out, albeit alone and without her cherished Chestnut Roan chalk ink (do I hear the collective "awwwwwwwwww"?), but the results are nonetheless gorgeous and inspired.  She, of course, used her favorite muses & two of the super fun new Summer lines from Echo Park and Simple Stories.  Both are now available at the store and honestly, couldn't be more darling and different from each other.  Echo Park's Summer Days collection is full of bright, vivid, fun colors and icons like ferris wheels & popsicles that are so traditionally associated with Summer, while Simple Stories' 100 Days of Summer line has much more muted and soft vintage colors that take one back to a more fond and nostalgic time.  Both are equally gorgeous and and OH-SO-FUN to play with, come check them out!  Not only are they great for their intended season, Summer, but they are both very versatile and can be used year 'round!
Echo Park
 Echo Park
 Echo Park
 Simple Stories
 Simple Stories

Monday, May 9, 2011

New t-shirts are in! Get them while they're hot!

All our brand new t-shirts are in and listed on the website and come in ALL sizes.  Here is a preview of what we have!