Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year's Eve & New Year's Day Hours

There have been some questions about our hours this weekend. Here's the breakdown:

New Year's Eve (Friday, December 31st): Holiday hours 10 am - 4 pm
New Year's Day (Saturday, January 1st): Regular store hours 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday, January 2nd: Regular Sunday hours 1 - 6 pm

I'm not your regular blog poster, so I may get in trouble for saying this, BUT... there will also be an awesome sale this weekend. I didn't tell you that, though ;)

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you a safe, healthy and happy holiday season!

With love, 
The Eclectica Scrapbooks and Stamps Team

Friday, December 3, 2010

Annual Holiday Open House

We hope that you will join us for fun and frolic on 
Saturday, December 4 
from 10:00 until 1:00 for our 
Annual Holiday Open House!

You can create any or all of 4 adorable make-n-takes
2 will be free (a holiday card and a Holly Berry ornament)
2 will cost $5 each (a mini book and a paint can with an ornament)
The last make-n-takes will begin at 12:30 as our 
elves will have to return to Santa's Workshop at 1:00

Hot Apple Cider and Cookies will be served
and there will be a variety of promotions

*Silhouette Vinyl (reg. $7.99)   $5.99
*Silhouette Heat Transfer (reg $14.99)   $11.99
*Cottage Cutz Dies  25% off
*Copic Markers (reg $6.49)   $4.99
*All Christmas Paper  25% off
* Thickers from American Crafts   25% off
*All Albums   25% off

We will be having a drawing for a Christmas stocking 
stuffed full of paper crafting goodies
One ticket will be given for participating in any or all of the 
make-n-takes and one ticket for each $20 (pre-tax) purchase

Discounts apply to in-stock, regular price merchandise only. 
Discounts can not be combined with other offers. 
Frequent shopper stamps are given on regular price merchandise only

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The 12 Tags of Christmas

They say giving is better than receiving,... and we tend to agree!
Especially when the gifts are dressed with beautiful one-of-a-kind gift tags,... 
like these:


Join Liz for the 12 Tags of Christmas class and make gift tags that will be the perfect finishing touch for all of your beautifully wrapped gifts this holiday season. Trust us, these are not your everyday store-bought gift tags.

Not only will you leave class with 12 unique tags (that can also double up as ornaments), but you will get to check out plenty of fun and creative techniques in the process. 

Join us:
Thursday, December 9
10:30 am & 6:30 pm
Instructor: Liz

In addition to your basic tool kit, please bring your favorite glue dots, 
pop dots and a crop-a-dile or hole punch if you have one.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December SNL Sneak Peek

Baby, it's cold outside! 
But you don't have to stay all cooped up inside. 

Join us this coming Saturday for the last Saturday Night Layouts class of 2010. 

With themes like Winter Wonderland, Christmas, Party, Jack Frost, Me & Santa and Happy Holidays, there's sure to be something to satisfy everyone's crafty cravings!

Stop by the store or call us at 901-377-0730 to sign up today!

Saturday Night Layouts
Saturday, December 4, 2010
4-8 pm

See you Saturday!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Save the Date

Our annual Holiday Open House
will be held Saturday, December 4th, and
We'll be offering great deals throughout the store and the
opportunity to create some fabulous make-n-takes.
Make sure to save the date! 
This is one event you won't want to miss!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Stumped on ideas for holiday presents?

Well, stress no more!

We have gift ideas galore! Stop by and take a look at some of the amazing samples our very talented employees have put together just for you.

Have questions? No problem! We're here to help you plan out every little detail of your crafty gift.

Nothing says thinking of you quite like a handmade gift.

But I must warn you, while you're shopping, you might want to get two of each. It might be hard to part with it once it's completed.

Trust me, I've been there!

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all of our wonderful customers and friends, 
we wish you a very blessed and bountiful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Arrivals

If you haven't stopped by the store lately, 
please allow us to show you just a taste of what you've been missing:

Beautiful, fun and colorful new paper lines:
Fancy Pants
Making Memories
Melissa Frances
We R Memory Keepers

Stunning new rubber stamps by Holly Berry:

New Vinyl and Flocked Colors for the Silhouette:

 Just to name a few.

So come by and take a look. 
And while you're here, why not drop off a homemade ornament to help us decorate our little Christmas tree?
See you soon!

"Merry Christmas" Mini Book

You asked for it, and we've delivered!

After a few months without offering a mini book kit, we're thrilled to announce that we finally have one!

And we're pretty sure you will LOVE it!
Our new Christmas Mini Book is an adorable and interactive flap book decorated with the whimsical White Christmas paper collection by We R Memory Keepers. The flaps are a great way to add more photos, journaling and/or quotes to your pages.
The kits will be available for purchase starting Friday, November 26th. So whether you're thinking of getting the perfect gift for someone special, or a cute little treat for yourself, you have to act fast ~ we have a limited number of kits available and they won't last long!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Free Silhouette event this coming Friday

Are you intrigued by the Silhouette die cutting system?
Have you wondered how exactly you can incorporate it into your crafting?
Do you own a Silhouette, but wonder how you can get more out of it?

If any of these apply to you, then please join us this coming Friday, November 19 at 10:30 AM as we get a visit from our Silhouette rep, Kris Morris. Kris will be doing demonstrations using the Silhouette as well as a free make-n-take for our customers.

Simply bring in a tote bag, t-shirt or apron of your choice and Kris will help you design a heat transfer that you can iron on to decorate your item. If you are unsure of what you would like to decorate, you can use the Silhouette to cut your design, then take it home and iron it on when your decision is made. It's really that easy!

Kris will also be available to answer any questions you have concerning the Silhouette. So whether you already own a Silhouette or are thinking about purchasing one, come in to see all the ways you can enjoy using the Silhouette.

See you on Friday!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Everything Tim and More Sale

Don't miss out on our
Everything Tim and More Sale
on Saturday, November 6th and Sunday, November 7th

* ALL Tim Holtz Products 25% off
* ALL Print Paper 20% off
* Flower Soft 20% off
* ALL Disney Products 20% off
* ALL EK Success Punches 30% off
* Pewter Charms 30% off
* ALL Hero Ats Clear Stamp Sets 40% off
* Cards and Envelopes ALL Brands 40% off
* ALL Stampendous Clear Stamps 50% off

Shop Early for the Best Selection

 Prices good on in-stock merchandise only and cannot be combined with other offers.
 Frequent buyer stamps given on regular priced merchandise only.

Friday, October 22, 2010


Join us on Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24 as we celebrate Halloween with our Spooktacular Halloween Sale. Get your supplies to complete your Halloween cards, treat bags or home decor projects and get a jump-start on your Halloween pages for your scrapbook. 
All Quickutz Halloween Dies 75% off
Entire Quickutz Paper Doll Line 75% off
All CottageCutz Halloween Dies 25% off
All Halloween Stamps 40% off
All Halloween Paper 30% off
All Halloween Embellishments 30% off

This is one spooky sale you won't want to miss!

Friday, October 8, 2010

GIGANTIC QuicKutz Sale this Weekend!

What a great opportunity to stock up on some great QuicKutz products at rock bottom prices:

*All 2x2 dies,  50% off
*All 4x4 dies, Buy 1 Get 1 Free
*Nesting Shape dies, 60% off
*All alphabets (including 4x8, cookie cutters and 2x2 alpabets included), 50% off
*Pink Binders, 60% off
*Embossing Folders, 30% off
*12" Border dies, 60% off
*Letterpress Starter Kits, 60% off
*Quickutz Adhesive Backed Media ( including double sided adhesive sheets, double   sided adhesive chipboard, cork, vellum, white chipboard and clear plastic), 40% off
*Red Tag 2x2 dies $.50
*Free 4x8 alphabet (Bouquet valued at 39.99) with the purchae of an Epic Six cutting machine

Discounts apply to in stock merchandise only. Sale prices can not be combined with other offers. Frequent buyers stamps given on regular priced merchandise only.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Christmas Cheer

OK, so I realize it's not quite Christmas time yet, and we've barely had a week of nice fall weather, but I can't help myself. All the fun new Christmas merchandise that's come in lately have me thinking of colorful lights, hanging stockings and beautifully wrapped presents.

So, since it's a tad bit early for me to start the arduous process of decorating my house, one thing I can do is start planning my Christmas cards. And these beautiful rubber stamps by Inky Antics and Great Impressions are exactly what I had in mind.

These Santa, snowman and reindeer stamps are absolutely adorable. 
 Here, have a closer look at a couple of them:
So cute!

And if you're after a bit more detail, then look at these 
wonderful Great Impressions stamps:
Is it just me, or are their display boards a work of art?

This one is definitely one of my favorites:
 Oh, and this one too!
I'm really liking the snow globe/glass ornament technique.

And if scrapbooking is more your style, just imagine the Christmas layouts you'll be able to create with the new joyful collection from We R Memory Keepers, appropriately named White Christmas:
Doesn't it just scream Holidays? 

Come on by and take a closer look.
I for one can't wait to start creating with all these new products.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

October SNL Sneak Peek

Brought to you live from Eclectica Scrapbooks & Stamps, it's 
Saturday Night Layouts!

For this special night we bring you two of our very talented scrapbook instructors, Chelsea and Liz.  They are ready to lead you through eight (8) 12 x 12 page layouts. No holding back here, these girls have got talent and you will be amazed at the new techniques and ideas you leave class with. You will be taking a small break, so be sure and bring yourself a snack to keep your energy level going!   

Themes this month include:  
Halloween (one from each instructor)
You are my Sunshine
Moments in Time (Heritage)
Lights Camera Action

And here's a peek of some of the layouts you'll be creating: 

Join us:
Saturday, October 2nd
4-8 PM

Remember, early worm gets the ... spot?
So don't delay!
Stop by or call us at (901) 377-0730 and reserve your spot today!

Can't make it to class? Don't worry!
You can order a class kit which will contain everything you need
to create these awesome pages at home.

See you Saturday!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Join us during our Taste of Copic Weekend!

A Taste Of Copic Weekend
Saturday 9/25 and Sunday 9/26

Come join us for a fun-filled weekend with Copic Marker activities

Saturday, September 25
* 10 AM - 12 Noon Free Copic Make-n-Take: Your choice of either a cute pumpkin or a darling ladybug card
* 2 PM - 4PM Copic Demos:  Join Kimm for open demos of Copic coloring techniques
* 5 PM - 6 PM Free Copic Consultations: Bring in a sample of your Copic work in progress for individual help with troubleshooting specific areas for improving the overall look of your project.

Sunday, September 26
* 2 PM - 4 PM Open Demos: Join Kimm as she demos even more Copic marker techniques including airbrushing, creating backgrounds and fun multimedia techniques

Copic Gallery
During this weekend we would like to set up a gallery to display all of the wonderful things that our customers have created  using Copic markers. Please help us to create this gallery by bringing some of your creations to the store to be displayed no later than Thursday evening, September 23. Please remember to put your name on the back.

Copic Refill Station
Need a refill? Bring in the Copic markers you use most frequently for a touch up! Refills only $1.50 per marker!

See you this weekend!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Little Golden (Mini) Book Class

For over 60 years children have read and collected those adorable little books with the distinct golden binding! In this class, you will learn how to take this icon and turn it into a family treasure!
Chelsea will show you how to use the books graphics to enhance your photos! Each stunning book will vary slightly while showcasing some of the newest products. 

So, put away your Legos, grab a juice box and get ready to return to your childhood!  

Thursday, September 16
6:30 PM
Instructor: Chelsea

Stop by or call us at (901) 377-0730 and reserve your spot today!      

Please note:  In addition to your class kit, please bring a strong dry adhesive, a Xyron if you have one, and pop-dots.

September SNL Sneak Peek

Brought to you live from Eclectica Scrapbooks & Stamps, it's 
Saturday Night Layouts!

For this special night we bring you two of our very talented scrapbook instructors, Liz and Chelsea. They are ready to lead you through eight (8) 12 x 12 pages, which consist of 4 single 12x12 page layouts & 2 double 12x12 page layouts. No holding back here, these girls have got talent and you will be amazed at the new techniques and ideas you leave class with. You will be taking a small break, so be sure and bring yourself a snack to keep your energy level going!

Themes this month include: Fall, Who Loves You?, Everyday Moments, Live Love Laugh, Disney and Our Story. And for the first time ever, we are pleased to share with you sneak peeks from both of our instructors:

Join us:
Saturday, September 11th
4-8 PM

Can't make it to class? Don't worry!
You can order a class kit which will contain everything you need
to create these awesome pages at home.

Don't delay!
Seats are going FAST!
So stop by or call us at (901) 377-0730 and reserve your spot today!

See you Saturday!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Do you rock?

Cause let me tell you,... i-rock!
And you too can rock with Imaginisce's hot new crafting tool: the i-rock.

This new tool will rock your world. The i-rock will permanently affix rhinestones, jewels, pearls, or mirrors to paper, fabric, or even furniture to create a dazzling masterpiece. It's so easy! Say so long to messy glue.
courtesy of Imaginisce

Check out Imaginisce's website or blog for instructional videos, tips and ideas.

And then come by and pick up your very own i-rock tool!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It's like Christmas morning around here...

CAUTION: Photo-heavy post!

If you haven't stopped by the store in the last week or so, then you have no idea what you're missing. Let me give you a little hint: it's A WHOLE LOT!

We've received so much new merchandise, it's been like Christmas morning around here. Or like the morning of your birthday. Or like sleeping in on a Saturday. Or like cuddling on the sofa with a wonderful book on a cold rainy day. I guess what I'm trying to say is that our new arrivals are nothing short of AWESOME!

And just in case I haven't managed to pique your curiosity quite yet, sit back and enjoy our complimentary sneak peeks:

My Mind's Eye:
Their new Halloween line, Haunted, features an eerie haunted house complete with candelabras, chandeliers, spiders, black birds and a spooky witch on double sided flocked Kraft paper, printed in rich blacks and distressed with white!
 If they weren't so darn cute, they would be down right spooky!

SEI's new Monsterville line is full of happy patterns in beautiful bright colors. Seriously, the possibilities are endless: layouts, cards, party invitations/decorations, you name it! And just in case you can't tell from the previous photo, the Monsterville line is perfect for every little monster in your life: boy or girl:
This line just screams FUN!

Bella BLVD:
They've managed to do it again,.... and I think I'm in love! They consistently put out beautiful paper collections and their new ones are no exception. Come in and check them all out!
Their One Fall Day collection has me yearning for cool crisp days spent sipping hot apple cider while searching for the perfect pumpkin and enjoying hayrides at the pumpkin patch. Wow, I didn't realize how much I miss Fall until just now.
And their Midterm collection is SO fun. While it's geared toward high school and college life, it's versatile enough to cater to all ages! I'm thinking a back to school layout is in my not too distant future.
Ooh, or maybe one about how much I rely on texting for my day-to-day communication. I so love it when one collection offers limitless possibilities.

In keeping with the "student" theme, what do you think about this new collection from Jillibean Soup?
This is so fun! I even love the name: Atomic Soup.

And if student life is not on your mind right now, then how about a serving of some yummy Pasta Fagioli?
It's totally fabulous! This collection is right up my alley due to my obsession love of everything cameras. The combo of colors is divine and the patterns are oh so adorable and funky. And yes, this too is a double sided collection.

Graphic 45:
Graphic 45 has come out with a beautiful Alice in Wonderland inspired Halloween line called, well,... Hallowe'en in Wonderland.
It is whimsical and magical and everything else that Alice in Wonderland is.

And now, moving on to my most favorite time of the year:

If you love Christmas and everything else that comes with such a magical season, then hold on tight. We have so many different collections to choose from:

SEI Kris Kringle
Quirky, whimsical, festive. 
Your favorite holiday memories will surely sparkle and shine when displayed on these beautiful golden foil and glitter papers.

Crate Paper
Snow Day Collection
Another gorgeous collection by Crate Paper. Talk about the perfect line for all your winter wonderland projects.

My Mind's Eye:
i believe
The colors and patterns are so fun that they've made a believer out of me!

Holly Jolly
I so LOVE this collection ~ traditional reds, greens and whites enhanced with rich browns and light blues.  It features elegant damasks, reindeer, candy canes and the Jolly Old Elf himself. This one is definitely my favorite!

Lost & Found
And although in all honestly, I could probably do an entire post on this INCREDIBLE new collection from My Mind's Eye, I will contain myself and practice a little self control. The new Lost and Found collection is  unlike any I have ever seen before ~ the colors, the stamps, the detailed dimensional embellishments, the double-sided glittered papers!

In my own humble opinion, this collection is exactly why "OMG!" was created! 

Can I let you in a little secret? I may have exercised some self-control in not posting a picture of every single sheet in the collection, but that doesn't mean I didn't personally purchase them,... just sayin'!

And so there you have it. Now grab your purse and RUN, don't walk, on over to get your hands on all the new goodies.

Remember, early bird gets their pick of pretty paper and embellishments!