Sunday, September 12, 2010

Hello...Anyone still out there?

I helped out my friends at The Red Bee last night at a Back to School Crop and was inspired in many ways.

First, I must say that I am very sad that two more of our LSS stores Srappin' in the Hills and The Red Bee are closing their doors. It just hurts all over again. Part of me wishes I could have fought harder for The Table but still I know that the environment of this economy would not allow me to make it. Just not enough able buyers. The hobby is strong but the ability to purchase is just not there as it once was. So I wish my friends all the best in their future endeavors. You will be missed!!
So I was thinking that this little blog has been so neglected and sad lately and I don't want to let it go. I thought about some of the things I wanted to do on here before the store closed. Fun challenges, scrap room fun, braggin' about what my scrappin'  and craftin' friends have been up to.

Maybe I should go first and post pictures of the craziness that is my scrappin' table and room! hmmm...

Football kicks off today, which means lots of Sundays at home with the family. I don't watch football so I will just get crafty instead!
Will you join me?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hi there friends!
How is everyone doing? Are you getting ready for National Scrapbooking Day? What do you have planned? Can you believe I won't be doing anything for the day!!! I know, I am so bummed. I guess I will just be blaring my music in my art room at home and scrappin' away! Please post all of your plans here!

I wanted to let you know that our friends over at The Red Bee have invited us to come check out their store. If you go make sure to let them know you are a former Scrappin' Table customer. They have a great craft store, it's so much more than just scrapbooking.

I hope to be doing a Friday night crop there soon. I will certainly post it so if anyone wants to meet me there!

Happy NSD!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I am down to the last day at the store and wanted to let everyone know what fixtures we have left.

  • chairs: rolling chairs with the pink/brown covers $30 each
  • crop tables: butcher block top with 4 metal removable legs. $65

*All of the following are in the slatwall style and include hooks and/or trays depending on the fixture.
  • tall spinning fixture $135
  • double sided rolling ribbon fixture with under storage $145
  • 14x14 display 4 sided small enough for an at home scrap/sewing/craft space $145
  • 4 way fixture (we had these up front near the display table) on wheels $165
  • large 6 foot gondolas with tops and on wheels $240.
  • slat wall shelves, acrylic trays, acrylic shelves, 12x12 paper trays all priced low to sell!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Autism Speaks Crop and FUNdraiser

Hi there I am passing on this information to an event my friend Christine puts on every year. I will be attending I would love to see you there too!

Hi friends in blog land, as many of you know, I have a son with Autism. My son, Adam, has Asperger's syndrome, a high funcitioning form of autism. Evey year my team, We Can, and I walk for Autism Speaks. I hold many fundraisers to raise money towards my walk. My most successful fundraiser is my annual crop. This year my crop will again be held at The Scrapbook Oasis in Irvine CA. on Sat. April 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is only $30, which includes 8 hours of cropping, lunch, snacks, a generous goody bag for every cropper, raffle prizes and a silent auction. Thank you Karen for continuing to open your store to me!!!!

We have many sponsors including :
Thermoweb,Quick Quotes, Kiki Art, The Robin's Nest, Prima, Nikki Sivils,Bella Blvd.,The Scrappin Table, Sticky Thumb, CherryArte,Scrapbook Business Magazine, Best Creation,Scrapbook Adhesives and many many more! The emails and shipments keep coming in!

Now that you have been enticed by so many scrapbook can you say "no" to this face.... Adam wants you to come to our crop and help support our team. Here is a link to our walk page. If you can't make it,but want to join our team or sponsor us, feel free to visit this link....

Walk for Autism Speaks

To sign up for this crop please contact me at or go to the facebook event page here for more info

Okay tell your is limted to 25 croppers! So hurry and sign up. Not one person will leave without a prize! Thanks to all the sponsors and friends who are supporting this cause that is very near and dear to my heart. It is people like you who make all the difference in the world!

(((Big Hugs)))


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Scrapbooking Boutique Flea Market

Hi all,
I still have 12x12 paper trays and some small perfect for your scrappin space fixtures that are for sale here at the store. I must have everything gone by March 30th. So give me a call and leave a message at the store if interested in anything.
714 961-8011

My friend Cindy F. is having a fun event this weekend that a ton of my scrappy friends are participating in. I wanted to pass on the fun info here!

Scrapbooking Boutique Flea Market!

Mark your calendars because me and some of my crafty friends are having a SALE you won't want to miss! As you might know I've been teaching scrapbooking and papercraft classes for four years now (wow! I can't believe it's been that long!) Being a teacher means I buy and use stuff in BULK QUANTITY. I usually try to cull the inventory a few times a year, but it's been awhile since I've given it a good thinning so I decided to host a flea market!

I've got some other crafty peeps & teachers selling at this event, so I'm expecting a good variety of stuff. Some of it will be new in package, some nearly new or gently used. There will be kits, tools, alterables, and who knows what else. There may be some newer releases in the mix along with older lines (who knows, we may just have that now hard-to-find item you've been searching for!) You can be sure, though, that everything we sell will be in good, usable condition.

So, here are the deets...
What Scrapbooking & Papercraft Boutique Flea Market
where one crafter's trash is another crafter's treasure
When Friday 3/26 and Saturday 3/27 - 9am until 1pm
(Come early for the best selection!)

Where My Covina home
S. Heathdale Ave. (just south of Badillo), 91722
Convenient to 10 fwy - exit Azusa Ave. travel north to Badillo then
make a right - when you get to Heathdale Ave. make another right
Look for the balloons!)
Hope to see you there and be sure to tell your crafty friends!
PS this is a CASH only sale. All items sold as is and all sales final.

Friday, March 12, 2010

We also have 12x12 paper trays @2.00 each
and slat wall hooks at .75 cents each

$65 holds 12x12 paper trays or hooks

cute cabinet has hooks for embellishments as well as 12x12 paper storage
great cabinet for all your scrappin needs-embellishments, paper, tools etc!

2 of these @ $60 each
I will throw in hooks with these as well.
these roll also!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thank you to everyone for the wonderful emails, calls, notes, flowers and visits to me over the past few weeks. I am so grateful to all of that took that time to connect with me and the wonderful ladies at The Table.

I wanted to let you know that due to how fast everything has sold we will be moving up our final day to March 13th.

I do have a few events that are still happening here.

*Friday Fun Crops:
Friday March 5 and March 12
Come anytime and stay until we can't scrap anymore! Call the store to sign up. No one will be turned away! I am taking regular sign ups for the first 16 and after that you may bring your own table and chair! There is plenty of room to set up! I will be cropping too!

*Copic Cafe: Wednesday March 10th
7-9 PM 4$ Call 714 961-8011 to sign up. This is for Copic experienced crafters.

*Chelle's Card Class Thursday March 11th
7-9PM 18$ Make four beautiful baby cards! Click here for more information

The Scrappin' Table
Store Hours:
Friday March 5 10:00-Midnight
Saturday March 6 10:00-3:00
Sunday March 7 10:00-2:00
Tuesday March 9 10:00-2:00
Wednesday March 10 10:00-9:00
Thursday March 11 10:00-9:00
Friday March 12 12:00-Midnight
Saturday March 13 10:00-3:00

Please NOTE: There is a closing sale of 30% off . There are a few exceptions Copic, It's In The Bag and Unity Stamps. Please note that fixtures and display items are also for sale.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Card Class, Upcoming Crop & other stuff!

Chelle's Copic Class
Second date:
 Tuesday  March 2, 2010
a few spots left!!
7-9 pm
Have you been playing with the markers and now want to do more?Here is the next level of Copic fun with Chelle! You will color several images and make two cards in class. Supplies: basic tools, vintage photo distress ink, copic multiliner .3 or smaller (optional). Call store to sign up and pre-order your Copic markers for class!

Upcoming Crop:
March 5th
Friday Funnest Crop
*No can even bring your own table and chair if you want! 3:00- Midnight or beyond :) We may not have much left in the store but let's have some FUN and crop!  
Bring snacks to share if you want!
Call to sign up @ 714 961-8011

Monday, February 22, 2010

Special Orders and Classes

I just wanted to let everyone know that all of the special orders (Copic Markers etc) are all due to arrive any day now. All classes will continue as planned. Our scheduled closing date is on or arround March 30. I encourage you to come in and use all store credits and gift cards. I will be emailing all customers with credit and those who have outstanding gift cards in the next week.

My Little Shoebox new product will be arriving on the 24th. Yay!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thank You!

The decision I am about to announce is one that will make me sad for the rest of my life but it has to be made. I am closing The Scrappin' Table. This week has been a whirlwind. I'm still in shock over so many of the events. I am not sure how long it will take me to recover. I'm sorry to those customers who walked in on me in the past few days and saw the tears. You were so kind.

My life has been so blessed. I've been such a lucky girl! I've had so many people around that have given so much to me. The most important things you have given me is your love, friendship and support. Some have done so without ever wavering. To you that have stuck by me even when it wasn't easy, THANK YOU! To those that couldn't, I still appreciate you and the times we spent together. The Scrappin' Table has brought you into my life, I am so glad our paths have crossed. Everyday I walked through that door with a smile and happiness in my heart because of you. When I opened the store I was advised not to make it personal. If you know me, you know that really wasn't an option for me. Every customer that I helped, every other store owner who passed on their wisdom, every designer that came here to teach or who did wonderful layouts, every friend I worked with, you all made an impact on my heart. I will never forget those moments we shared. I'll remember the Friday Fun Crops, the group crops, Book Club, ATC Club, the many fun classes...and overall just the fun you brought into my life.
When my husband and I met with my landlord I never expected the options he would give us. He has offered us something that we really can't pass on.

The store opened to fantastic growth, but when the fires hit our area and the economy fell, we were hit so hard. I am just now seeing some improvement, but it just hasn't come in time for The Scrappin' Table. We are still looking at a future of economic recovery that I just don't think I can wait out and I know my family can't.
My family is of course the most important thing to me. My girls love the store and they honestly haven't suffered (actually quite the opposite). However, I can't take a chance on their future by continuing with my dream. My time devoted to the store has taken so much from my husband. He is a wonderful man but it isn't fair to keep taking so much.

A Special Message to some special people!

Tiffany: I remember the trip to Ikea with Brooke and Tyler helping us load up all the tables, legs, and chairs for the store. That was such a fun day. I remember sitting on the wood floor of the empty store and dreaming all the possibilities together. We had big plans didn't we!! Thanks for being my right hand for so long and keeping me focused at CHA! Thank you!

Heather: I could always count on you, not only for your help but for the perfect sarcasm you could bring to every situation. If you know how Heather and I used to banter you know that I mean that as the biggest compliment!!! You above anyone were able to make me laugh. And not to mention you can pick out the perfect Bazzill color cardstock from across the room! Thank You!

Jhoana: You always said yes to me. I don't think I ever heard a no. You were so good to my girls in the early days when they had to be at the store with me. You are such a wonderful talented designer and you have always been a customer favorite! I am the luckiest owner to have you working at my store. And someday I hope to get that dancing lesson you always talk about. {wink wink} Thank You!

Cindy: Another person who has been with me since the beginning. What would I have done without you all this time? You could always talk my ear off even when I had to hurry about. I could count on you for updates on all the activities of the scrapbooking world and you always had a new idea for me to try! Even after moving all the way to Corona you still stuck with the store!! Thank You!

Lorella: My display/merchandising guru! You came in running and never stopped! You make the store look fabulous. I always knew that if I was coming in after your shift I would have to take a tour of the floor to know where everything was. You always kept the store looking fresh. Your level head and ongoing support means the world to me! Thank You!

Autumn: You weren't with us for very long but you continue to come in and support me in any way I ask! You are such a busy woman with 5 kiddos but you're always are able to sneak in for a quick hello and smile! Thank You!

JennK: I had to write it like that just for old time sake. You were so happy to finally get to drop the "K". It's hard though, I think we all still call you "JennK". I remember unpacking adhesive with you with our first shipment. How funny that was!!! Thanks for the help in the beginning and all of the DT help. Thank You!

To each of the Design Team Members over the years: Luanne, Tiffany, Michelle, Anne, Tammy, Shari, Dianna, Jenn K, Erika, Jhoana, Lola, and most recently Chelle. Thank you for all of the support and the beautiful layouts and projects you have brought to The Scrappin' Table! It has been wonderful being inspired by each of you. I have had so much fun at our group crops. Thanks for making it great! You all are more to me then just part of a Design Team...Many of you are now people I call good friends!! You are awesome and I Thank You!

To so many of the Guest Designers and Instructors who came to teach and create, I say Thank You!!! Jennifer P, Jessica G, Traci G, PJ, Tina, Terry, Kathy E and so many more.
To all my friends and family that have supported me through thick and thin: My husband Mike, my daughters Jessa and Lauren I love you with all my heart!! Big special thanks to Jennifer and Christy you have stuck by me all this time but especially over the past few days with all my tears!! To Autumn B., Catherine, Christine, Elizabeth, Illyse, Kristen, Nissa and Raquel for always checking in with me over the past few years I love ya guys!!! Thanks for letting me shed the tears and share the laughter.
To some "customers" that became such good friends: I have had so much fun with you all! Thank You Thank You!: Gina, Tori, Jennifer L, Leslie, Patty, Doris, Jennifer D., Debi, Angela, To all my Friday Fun Croppers: Gosh thanks for the laughs and late night silliness, & the Starbucks and Del Taco runs!! J
Thank you so much for your support over the past few years.