Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

Hello faithful followers! It's been awhile, I know! The ole blog here has been sadly neglected as we have been working hard on many other things. We are still making changes all the time to make the store "our own" and are happy with the way it's coming along. With that said, we still have LOTS of ideas and exciting stuff on the horizon for the New Year! We've been researching a lot of new product and paper lines and putting together some great classes as well!

Due to the snowstorm before Christmas, our Customer Appreciation Day with One Little Spark has been rescheduled for January 24th. Look for the details coming soon!

Our Playing in the Snow class this Wednesday is just in time to scrapbook all of those snow pictures you took last week! There's still time left to register! Email us at

So, what are your resolutions? Organizing? Getting in shape? Eating Healthier? Whatever they may be, best of luck that you stick to them and have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

xx, Nora Anne

Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday Sale!!!

Don't you just love Thanksgiving?! Cozy family time, yummy food, perusing Black Friday flyers! and don't forget DESSERT! YUM!!
We are thankful to you, our loyal customers, and we wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving and a happy holiday season!
We will be closing at 3:00 on Wednesday to prepare for our big meal and of course, closed on Thanksgiving! We will resume normal business hours on Friday and will be offering 50% off on all Disney embellishments and papers and 35% off on other select items.
New in stock today....Dream Street Papers Sam Line!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Entries for Layout Contest

Hello Friends! It's been a long time and we've been super busy (which is no excuse for neglecting our little blog!!!) tsk tsk! We are hanging our heads in shame. But we are BACK! With some fun stuff to share with you. We have photos for you of all of the talented designers that entered our very first layout contest! Deadline for voting in the store is Wednesday, November 11th. The winners will be announced that evening!
So, without any further ado, here are the awesome entries we received! I know, I know, how are you supposed to pick JUST ONE?!?!?! I asked myself the same thing when I saw all of these layouts coming in to the store!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated and everyone who voted! There's still time left. The pictures are not the greatest and do NOT do the layouts any justice, so make sure to stop in and see them in person and cast YOUR vote!!!!

Have a great weekend :)

xx, Nora Anne

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Yummy New Paper at the Scrapbook Cafe

Hi Everyone. Just a quick note to let everyone know that the new Basic Grey Nook and Pantry line has arrived! It is so cute. We also have a fun new display to match so drop on by and check out the changes. Happy thoughts to you all! -Colleen

Monday, October 19, 2009

New Product, New Display!

Hi All. We were so excited today when Nora Anne found this great table to display all of our cool new colors of Smooch, Stickles and Glimmer Mist and we really enjoyed putting the display together. We also have Glimmer Mist Screens from Tattered Angels and their beautiful new Bingo Cards! They are so pretty. Hope you are all as excited as we are. Wishing you a happy fall- XO Colleen

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Are You On Flickr?!

We are! We just set up a group and a flickr photostream. Come and join our group!
Scrapbook Cafe Flickr Group

Add your photos and join the fun! See you over there :)
xx, Nora Anne & Colleen

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Happy October!
Just a reminder today is the last day to sign up for our first Layout Contest. Entry fee is $5.00 and we will have 3 winners: 1st place-$15.00 gift certificate, 2nd place-$10.00 gift certificate, 3rd place-$5.00 gift certificate.

If you are planning on attending any of our upcoming classes or events, please call the Shop to register at 609.296.3032 or email us at
Upcoming classes include:**
October 4th-Layout of the Month (pre-registration not required).
October 4th-Halloween Shaker Box/Home Decor Project with Kim Bent.
October 11th-Cauldron Mini Pocketbook Album with Zandra.
October 18th-Mini Fall Acrylic Album with Nora Anne.
October 24th-Free All Day Crop.
October 25th-Double Layout with Debbie (two classes).

And now on to the new goodies that arrived in the shop today!

Reminisce Autumn Forest Papers and Stickers

Reminisce Making The Grade Papers (Pre-School, K, 1st and 2nd Grade)

Tim Holtz Masks and Tiny Attacher Refills

Happy Scrapping! Hope to see you all soon!
Nora Anne & Colleen
Scrapbook Cafe

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Register Soon for Halloween Shaker Box Class!

Hey, you don't want to miss this class, TRUST ME! Kim Bent will be instructing you on this Halloween Shaker Box project that can be used as a Home Decor item for Halloween, then later on add it to your scrapbook layout as a title! How cool is that?!?! The class is this Sunday at 2:00 and the cost is $20.00. Call or email the store now to register so we can give Kim a final count!

Thanks! Nora Anne :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Layout Contest

Now that the children are back to school and all of the summer activities are coming to a halt, it's time to get your creative juices FLOWING!

Thanks to an idea presented to us by one of our favorite customers, we are starting a Layout Contest! So come and join us for our first one! Here is how it will work:

**Deadline to sign up for the contest is October 1st. Cost to participate is $5.00
**Pick up your kit by October 10th.
**Return your completed DOUBLE LAYOUT by October 23rd (please write your name on the back of your layout). Layouts must include ALL products provided to you in the kit. You may use additional supplies from your own stash.
**All layouts will be numbered on display in the shop and customers will vote for their favorite layout.
**Winners will be announced on November 11th.
**First prize will receive a $15.00 gift certificate
Second prize will receive a $10.00 gift certificate
Third prize will receive a $5.00 gift certificate

I hope to see some of you at the Ocean Acres crop in Manahawkin this Saturday! Stop by and say hi to us at our first official crop! I will be teaching these two layout classes with some of our new paper lines we recently got in the shop.

xx, Nora Anne

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Busy Busy Busy!

Hi All. Things have been really hectic here since Flat Pat decided to take up residence at the Village Shoppes! First, Pat decided to stow away in Miss Pat's bag (our pal from One Little Spark), and ride to airport to pick up her daughter Heather. You see, Pat got wind that Heather works for Amuse stamp company and was hoping to get to know her and hopefully learn some new techniques and get the downlow on the new products coming out! He is always looking for the inside scoop into the craft world. Anyway, so here is Pat, sneaking around in the car when Miss Pat discovers him. After a brief explaination, she agrees to let him tag along. While they were together, Pat got her to give him all the information about the Stamp and Scrap Spooktacular that we are hosting on October 30th 2009.

It's a good thing we are having 2 sessions that day because Pat got on the phone and invited all his friends. So now space is filling up fast. Two great projects, a meal, dessert, raffles, and many other things all for only $30!! Pat could not imagine another way of spending 5 hours on a Friday night. Along with all the craft talk, Miss Pat let him tag along to Wal-Mart, Wawa, and a few other interesting places. Be sure to check back for exciting photos of Flat Pat at all these destinations. He sure is a busy little guy!! Tune in next time for another update on where he pops up next and call us to register for the 30th of October before Flat Pat and his friends take all our spots. Happy Sunday. The Scrapbook Cafe Girls!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Move over FLAT PAT!

Sorry to steal your thunder, Your Royal Flatness, but have I got some exciting news to share today!!!!!!
In addition to the new Indian Summer line from Basic Grey, we received two more shipments of goodies today!!!

Jillibean Soup Cream of Mushroom is HERE!

Unity Journaling Stamps are HERE!

Little Yellow Bicycle Trick or Treat line is HERE!

Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it?!?! I know, but it is true, TRUST ME! Stop by and see for yourself!

Have a great Thursday!
Nora Anne

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Adventure Begins!

Hi all! Let me first start by introducing myself. I am the uncrafty yet dedicated partner (and sister) to Nora Anne. Sorry it's taken so long to introduce myself but until this point, I haven't had anything to add. So where should I begin. I suppose most of you here in web land have heard of Flat Stanley. For those of you who have not, please visit Anyway, Nora Anne and I were having a somewhat productive day here at the Cafe. She was feeling blocked on a layout project and I was, well, no help at all. Just then, Pat, from One Little Spark came by to drop money off for her lunch and gave me too much. She refused to take it back and so an idea that would become legend was created. Through the help of the world wide web, imagination, and good old crafting, Flat Pat was born. Pat is a fun loving person with a yen for crafting and a love of sparkly bow ties. The mission- to be a muse to crafters and spread the love of stamping/scrapping etc. throughout the land! So bloggers, start your engines and get ready to follow the ink fueled, stickle covered adventures of Flat Pat!!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Layout of the Month & Some Blog Updates

Tomorrow is another Layout of the Month, this time using chipboard elements on your page. The naked chipboard by Fancy Pants can be altered any way you choose, whether it be Glimmer Mist, Distress Paint, Ink or Markers. So break out all of those distressing and altering paints and inks you've bought in the past and dress up that chipboard!!!!! The paper we are using this month is none other than the Breaking Free collection from My Mind's Eye, a new favorite among our customers!!!!!
Hope to see you all here tomorrow!

We are slowly making some changes around the shop and in the "online world"! One of those changes includes adding our DT members to the sidebar of our blog. We currently have two members up and will be adding the rest in the near future.

We will also be offering classes taught by our DT members later this fall and winter, so be sure to watch for those on our calendar!

Have a safe and Happy Labor Day weekend!

xx, Nora Anne & Colleen

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Rainy Day Blues

There is no such thing as feeling blue at the Scrapbook Cafe!!!! Why, you ask?!?! There's just too much fun to be had and today that fun begins with the Breaking Free Collection from My Mind's Eye! It's HERE and ready to be played with! So, break out all of your summer, beach, surfing, camping pictures and get ready to dive in :)
The entire line arrived yesterday and I honestly cannot decide which is my favorite, it's all so yummy!

Stop in and decide for yourself which is YOUR favorite!
And for all of you brave scrappers that decided to take on Mother Nature to go to the Scrapbook Expo in Somerset, I hope you are having an AWESOME time!

See you soon!
Nora Anne

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Annie B. Where Are You?!?!

You are one of the ticket winners but we haven't heard from you!!!! If you would still like to go to the show, you can pick your ticket up at the Scrapbook Cafe! We are open today and Friday from 10-6!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Scrapbook Expo Ticket Winners!!!

The winners were picked by and the two lucky numbers were #2 and #5.

jen t. said...
my fav. is basic grey!!! i love ther new idian summer papers!! thanks for a chance! jen t.

Annie B. said...
I love Basic Grey and Anna Griffin.

Congratulations to jen t. and Annie B.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please email us at and let us know if you would like to come in to the store to pick up your tickets or if you'd like us to put them in the mail. Please respond soon with your address if you would like them mailed since the show is just a few days away!

Thanks to everyone who played along and for visiting our blog!

xx, Nora Anne & Colleen

Friday, August 21, 2009

Scrapbook Expo Ticket Giveaway

So, who's going to the Scrapbook Expo in Somerset next week?! Would you like a FREE ticket?!?!

Just leave a comment here telling us what your favorite line of scrapbook paper is and we will pick TWO winners on Tuesday, August 25th to win a ticket for free entry into the Scrapbook Expo.

Thanks for stopping by!!!
Nora Anne & Colleen

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

All of you Twilight Fans (and NON-Twilight fans too) are going to LOVE the new Pink Paislee Twilight collection that arrived in the store this morning!!!!!!

Along with that we received the Amber Road collection-it makes me want to put on a cozy turtleneck sweater and sip some hot cocoa (or an Irish Coffee) whatever your preference may be *haha*! Regardless of your beverage of choice, you will absolutely CRAVE both of these collections, they are irresistable! Stop by and see for yourself, you won't be disappointed, I promise ;)

In addition to these sweet new paper and embellishment lines, we also have laser cuts back in stock. Some of which include: Long Beach Island, Down The Shore, Disney World, Long Branch, Ocean City, and many more!

xx, Nora Anne

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Just Arrived in the Shop Today!

We were so excited today when the UPS man came and delivered a package full of goodies to the Shop today! There's nothing better than HAPPY MAIL to start your day off right!

Stop by and check out the new Sassafras Lass Me Likey line, so bright and fun and colorful! I can't wait to dig into this and make some layouts. Until then, I will just keep staring at it....LOL!

We also received some goodies from Crate Paper, one of my favorites. Their papers are just so soft looking and pretty. Even the new Orbit Line somehow makes aliens look "pretty"!!!!! If that is possible.

Last but not least, back by popular demand, some K & Co. Girl Scout papers and embellishments.

So, stop in and see us soon to check out all of the great new stuff!
Until then, Happy Scrapping!
Hugs, Nora Anne & Colleen

Friday, August 7, 2009

Breaking Free!

When I saw the Breaking Free Collection from My Mind's Eye, I fell in love with it! Growing up at the beach and being crazy for the summer and the ocean, there was no doubt that I was head over heels for this line! A lot of our customers have recently been asking for it too, which made it a NO BRAINER! We had to have it!

With that said, The Breaking Free Collection is ordered and will be on it's way to the Scrapbook Cafe in the next couple of weeks. I don't know about YOU but I can't WAIT!!!!!

We will send out an
to let you know as soon
as it arrives!
Until then, Happy Scrapping
and get your beach pictures
ready for
the arrival of this
awesome line!
Hugs, Nora Anne & Colleen

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Rainy Day and Some Out of Town Guests

I woke up this morning to a RAINY day and I am not upset about it in the least. Colleen is running the shop today, Luke is at daycare until noon which leaves me with a precious little thing called "free time"....AAAAaaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!! Free time to put a dent in my to do list :) So, what are you doing on this rainy day?!

Yesterday we had some customers that came in speaking another language. I didn't recognize it and when I asked them they said they were from Switzerland. It turns out they are here vacationing in the U.S. for three weeks, staying in Atlantic City. I asked them how they wound up in Tuckerton and they said they found us on the internet! WOW! I was pretty surprised to have out of town guests that found us online all the way from SWITZERLAND! Pretty cool :) After visiting with us, they headed next door to One Little Spark to check out the Copics! Those markers are addictive to me :) and if you've never been in there, it's a stamper's dream!!!!

If you're looking for something to do on this rainy day, remember we are running a sale 30-50% off almost everything in the store!!!! We are busy making room for new arrivals! FUN STUFF!

As a reminder, our next all day crop is scheduled for August 15th from 10am-10pm. We still have a few spots left, so call to register if you'd like to attend (609) 296-3032.

Look for some new classes being added to our calendar SOON and.......

We also have some exciting news to announce soon in regards to our Design Team so......STAY TUNED!!!!!

I'll leave you with a photo of the new print we will be hanging in the shop soon! I am a huge fan of Elsie Flanagan's and when I saw this in the Red Velvet Art Shop, I just had to have it!!!! Going from a career in the health insurance industry, to being partners with my sister in our own scrapbooking store is definitely a NEW START! An awesome new beginning for which I am so grateful!

Have a Happy Thursday
xo, Nora Anne

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A Day At the "Beach".....

Well not exactly, let me explain in further detail. Colleen and I are here at the shop today painting. Well, she is painting and I am doing other things, such as updating our blog and website, moving things around and placing orders.
So, I got off track for a minute, let me get back to the title "A Day at the Beach". When we took over the Scrapbook Cafe, we decided one of the first things we wanted to do was paint just to give the walls a fresh new look. The colors we decided on were "Sand Dune" for the walls and "Swimming Pool" for the accents. The look we are going for is tranquil, peaceful and beachy. From the looks of it so far, I think we are achieving that, but it's hard to envision with paper racks, ladders, tables, chairs and all kinds of other stuff in the way! I have a feeling it is going to be a long night here since we need to finish painting and then get everything back in place to re-open tomorrow morning.
Speaking of which, when we open tomorrow morning, (Wednesday August 5th) we are having an inventory reduction sale to make room for some great new products we have coming in! Some of which include: Pink Paislee Amber Road and Twilight lines! Brand new CHA Summer releases are currently on order and we are (im)patiently waiting for them.

Stop by and see us soon, check out our new look (a work in progress as I'm sure we will not finish everything in one day)! and take advantage of our sale 30%-50% off select items! You don't want to miss it :)

xo, Nora Anne