Happy President's B-day to all!!! But better yet Happy Anniversary/Birthday to AtoZ Scrapbooking. This past Saturday we celebrated our 12th Anniversary!!!! We made some make and takes, had some cake, gave away some goodies away and enjoyed a nice discount. I want to thank all of you who came by to support us and celebrate with us. I can't believe it has been 12 years. It has truly been an adventure. We have seen it all in the last 12 years. From not even having 12X12 paper-we actually had to cut strips of 81/2X11 to spread the strips out to make a 12X12 page, to then we finally getting 12X12 papers, but as a store owner not having racks to display them. Steve had to build me units that I put glass shelves on that we just layed the papers on. Then the adventure of scrapbooking started. We hammered these metal pieces-eyelets, those noisy days, then brads, then buttons, then fiber, then ribbon and gosh who remembers the zippers we actually put on our pages. If you have been scrapbooking a long time your books well definately represent all that we have been through in this scrapbooking world. It has come a long way with all the creative media we were introuduced to take make our pages a work of art. I do think we kind of went a little further than we should of and actually forgot why we do these special scrapbooks. Its for us to preserve and showcase our memories to our kids, grandkids and the other generations to come. We still love to make those beautiful pages, but definately went away from one picture on a page, at least here at AtoZ.
In the past 12 years AtoZ has moved 3 times, but luckly we have stayed within a few mile radius. I do love our new store it is totally different then the last 2, but I think it is a nice change. I would love for those of you who haven't come by to come and see it, we would love to show it off. We have a beautiful crop room with great tools and ideas to help your creative minds. We continued with our A thru Z wall and our wonderful selections of our local schools and our travel section. We also have a wonderful die cutting center with a variety of dies for party favors and invitation ideas. We are here to help you plan that special event in your life.
We introduced our 3rd "Such A Deal" item, this week we knew there was love in the air. Kayleigh designed a creative page for that special Valentine or just that special person in your life. Make sure to check your email or the website. This Wednesday is the 1st class of our 6-week series "Scrap Therapy". We hope you will join us for this wonderful class. Learn techniques, use the paper theme that you are working on and leave with a done page. If you are not sure and don't want to commit to the 6-weeks. Just join us for one day and pay a minimal fee.
Creative Affair is around the corner. We are so excited to be having our 3rd event and to learn some new techniques from the manufacturers. If you can get away and join us, there is still time, just call the store to give us the great news that your in for the weekend.
Our next Back to Back Crop is March 7th and 8th. Crop, have some dinner and have a chance to win a paper pak/kit. All for just $15/night if you do both you can join us during the day for free so extra cropping for you.