Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas from Scrapbook Connection

The retail store will be closed from Friday, December 23 until Wednesday, December 28

We will be open at 11 am on Thursday, December 29


- Friday, December 30 at 5:45 pm- December Album Layout Class - $10
- Saturday, January 7 10 am - Winter Layout using LYB Winter Twig $10
- Saturday, January 7 1pm - Winter Calendar Set - Calendar, post it note frame, bookmark and card $12

Sunday, January 8 11-5pm 
Friday, January 13 11-11pm

Must have at least 4 people to hold crop - call to make your reservation.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Authentique anyone?

This is a new company with some great products.

I have samples in the store and would like your input so I can decide if I will bring any into the store.

Stop by to see and touch :) 

or check them out online

and LET ME KNOW what you think. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Happy Thanksgiving!

Our retail store will be closed through Sunday so that we can spend time with our families.


the website is open 24/7 and there are some great 

Black Friday - Cyber Monday sales 

that you can take advantage of NOW -

including tacky red tape for only .99!

Enjoy your weekend

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Birthday Cards

Here are a couple of quick and easy birthday cards! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Holiday Open House

Sunday, November 20

Scrapbook Connection's Holiday Open House
"AKA - Black Friday Sales"

Please join us for some holiday sales, cookies and beverages

This year I am pleased to announce that Cassie Williams will be there with her handmade jewelry (men/women), cell phone charms, pins, earrings, pot scrubbers and more.

Monday, November 7, 2011

All this week
Dollar Days at Scrapbook Connection
come in and see all the goodies you can get for a dollar!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Little Yellow Bicycle Winter Twig

Be the first one to have the New Little Yellow Bicycle Winter Twig Papers, stickers and embellishments!
Shop in the store or online for this beautiful new line.
Look for our chipboard album class using Winter Twig!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Thank You -

I'm so glad we did not get any big snowstorm on Saturday and were able to spend the day cropping! 

Earlier this month Alicia made her confirmation and when I looked at the photos we took, I knew exactly how I wanted to make the Thank you notes.  We had an individual picture of her and our family members and the church sign was in the background.  I knew I was going to make picture cards.

I used WRMK Family Keepsakes paper that has crosses on them.  I added a little stickles to make the crosses pop.  On the inside I used my spellbinders die and stamped Thank You, added a little ribbon and my card was done.

Next crop I will work on my sister's wedding album!

Have a Happy Halloween

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Layout

Ready or Not Halloween is coming!  Don't worry, we are ready and we got you covered!

Join us for our Halloween Layout Class.  You will complete this fun double page & more Halloween themed layout.  Just add your pictures - and you will be able to add tons of photos!

Class will be this Friday, October 28 at 5:45pm and Saturday, November 5 at 12:30 pm.  Can't make either of those?  You can reserve a kit and complete it at your leisure. 

Call the store to make your class/kit reservation - 607-204-0611

Monday, October 24, 2011

Baby Card

Here is a simple but sweet baby card

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Upcoming Crops

Sign up for our upcoming crops:
Friday, October 14

Sunday, October 23

Saturday, October 29

email - or call 607-204-0611  to make your reservation

Sneak Peek

Our next 12x12 Album layout class will be Friday October 28 - register today for this class -
Here is a sneak peek part of a page....

Fall Birthday Card

I love Fall and all the rich fall colors.  I'm fortunate to have a sister-in-law with a fall birthday so that I can make fun cards.  Here is the card I sent her this year.

September Album Club Layout

September 28th was our first class for our 12x12 album club.  Here is the layout we completed during class.  There are a couple of extra kits available in the store for purchase.  

Handmade pumpkins are also available for purchase

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hours, Crops and Events

Fall Hours, Classes, Crops and Events 
have been posted on the website

There are a couple of new classes this year including:
Swap meets
Album Club
Monthly Raffles
and more
Check back for more classes and class photos

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

CHA recap

I'm finally back from Chicago after attending the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) Trade show.  It's been two years since I attended and it's nice to be able to see and touch the products.  I really enjoy talking with the designers and the various staff members of the companies that I order from.

Today I will give you a brief overview of the show, but I will begin to individually go through the companies and what they are offering, what I liked, impressed me, did nothing for me, etc.

For those of you not familiar with CHA, it occurs twice a year, Jan & July, where the manufactures reveal their new products.  Typically the summer show features back to school, fall, halloween, Christmas and winter lines.  Also showing are the electronic and manually die cut companies, stamping, adhesives, etc. companies.  There other craft vendors that attend also, but I usually do not spend much time on their booths because I really do not carry much of those items.

The main difference I found between 2011 and 2009 was the size of the show.  As you all know, the economy has hit the craft industry and it was reflected at CHA.  However, I must say that both the manufactures that were there and the buyers (store owners like me) were happy to be there and had a great opportunity to interact.  I was able to actually sit down and have conversations with some of the staff members of several companies.  This is the major advantage of the show being smaller.

I came home with 3 bags of catalogs!  I place several orders and will be going through the catalogs and placing orders in the near future.

My overall favorite booth, for their displays, customer service, excitement and products was. . . . . .

Graphic 45!

Their design team is very creative and their booth was so inspiring.  More on G45 next post!

For those of you who know me, you know I am not a fan of flying (I drove to Chicago - only 10 hours from Buffalo!)  Well, we stayed with my sister, who is a flight attendant and her fiance, who is a pilot.  Alicia, my daughter, was so excited to be able to go up in his plane that somehow, God only knows how, they convinced me to go for a ride!  Here is the proof

I can cross this off my bucket list- ha ha  I didn't even know it was on it!

Copic markers

Wow,  I can't believe July is already ending.  It's been a fast month. 

My copic class early in July gave me the the tools I need to purchase the right markers and how to teach using them.  Practice will be the key but once you master that, these markers are awesome.  Time to develop and schedule classes

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Just a reminder that I will be out of town attending a copic marker certification class on Friday, July 8th. 

The store will be closed Friday, but I will be open Saturday, July 9 from 10am-2pm.

Stop in on Saturday and I will show you what I learned!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer Hours

Summer Hours begin today.  Over the years I have noticed that our scrappers, stampers and card makers like to enjoy our warm weather and take vacation out of the area. 

Therefore, this year I have changed my summer hours:
Thursday & Friday 11:30 am - 6:30 pm

Even though the days are limited, if you need to shop at a different time, I am happy to set an appointment time with you and open up.  Please email or call me to set up an appointment. 

Also,   I have scheduled several crops during the summer, which the store will be open during crops.  The next crop is Friday, July 1 from 11am-11pm. 

Stop by to see us.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Birthday and Graduation Cards

Here are a few cards I made this week - don't want to get caught without - haha

Friday, June 24, 2011

I can't believe I did this!!!!

Me - of all the people did this! 
What is this grievous act you ask? 


Alicia had a graduation party to attend and she didn't make one nor did she let me know that I needed to make one for her.  Do you know how hard it was to hand over $5 for one store bought card???

Do you know how many cards I can make for $5?????  That got me really wondering.  So I thought - let's make this fun and have a challenge -

Here it is...  Make as many cards as you can with $5 in supplies! 

Challenge rules:
-use $5 (or less) in supplies (keep in mind that a package of brads/stickers/yard of ribbon, etc. goes a long way)
-use as many tools as you want (embossing folders, die cut/die cut machines, etc)
-supplies must be purchased/have been purchased from Scrapbook Connection
-must send photos of cards via email, post pictures to blog or Scrapbook Connection facebook page, or bring cards to the store.
-Challenge ends July 31

-winner will receive $5 Scrapbook Connection gift certificate.

To make it fun - mention this $5 challenge at checkout and your cardstock purchase will be 50% off!   For on-line purchases add $5 challenge in the comments section and your total will be adjusted prior to shipping.

Have fun and I can't wait to see all the cards!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

I'm still here! Summer at SBConnection!

Hi all, I know it's been awhile between posts - so sorry.  I'm certainly glad summer and the warm weather is finally here! 

This summer I will be traveling to two educational events.

On Friday, July 8 I will be attending a copic marker certification class.  I will learn how to use and teach you how to use their products.

A little bit about copics:  They are low-odor, so they won’t overwhelm you when using them in small rooms. Body markings are embossed onto the pen so they won’t rub off. Copic markers are environmentally friendly- you never throw them away, you just keep refilling them and replacing the tips. Markers can be airbrushed with and are blendable. 

Alcohol inks do not harm the paper surface. They can be layered and blended on surfaces other than paper as well. Alcohol inks are waterproof and will not wash away.

Copic Markers and inking pens will not dry out if they are not used and the caps are securely closed. This is guaranteed for at least 3 years.

I'm happy to say that I will be attending the Craft and Hobby Association Trade show this July.  It's been a few years since I last went and it will be good to see,  touch and hopefully play with all the new products being released.  

If there is a certain company or product you would like me to take a look at, please let me know!  

July is turning out to be a busy month!  But that just means that this fall will be exciting around here with new products arriving and new classes!

I have also set a crop schedule for the summer months.  I'm hoping that these summer dates will allow people who can't attend during the winter to get here during the next few months. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Making Memories 40-70% off Sale This Week

Looking for some great embellishments, ribbons, albums, & papers at great prices?

Stop in the store all this week and enjoy 40-70% off retail prices.

Wednesday, May 18 - 
I will be open until 6pm to allow extra time to take advantage of this sale.

Sale ends this Saturday!

Monday, May 9, 2011

This Week's Sale

Graphic 45 Papers
This week only  $.79 each

Graphic 45 Tags
This week only  $1.29 each 

Shop in the store or online -

National Scrapbooking Day Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our NSD Drawings:

Door Prize - Crop for up to 12
Diane K.

Scavenger Hunt: Scrapbook Connection Gift Certificate: 
Mary P.

Progressive Page Challenge: - Scrapbook Connection Gift Certificate
Peg O
Mary P

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate with us.  I had enjoyed your company.

Friday, May 6, 2011

NSD this Saturday

The last additions to the Progressive Page Challenge 
have been added to the website!

for putting this challenge together - it was so much fun!

I can't wait to see everyone's page!  
Be sure to bring them to the store on Saturday

Another fun game planned for Saturday is a SCAVENGER HUNT!

See you Saturday!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Day 2 of National Scrapbook Progressive Page Challenge

Today is the second day for our NSD Page Challenge

New instructions have  been added to the website:

Monday, May 2, 2011

National Scrapbook Day Progressive Page Challenge

National Scrapbooking Day Progressive Challenge

Each day add the new items to your page and bring your finished page to the store on Sat. May 7 
and you will be entered into a drawing for a Scrapbook Connection Gift Card.

Day 1 has been added to the website

Online submissions:  
go to our Facebook Page  ( add your photo in the National Scrapbook Day Folder.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011









Dance Competition Time

From now until June I will get my fill of dance competition and dance recitals!  I must enjoy it now because there are only 2 more years of it.

I will be out of town this weekend with Alicia for a dance competition.  Therefore, the store will be closed on Saturday.  I will be open Friday until 6pm if  you need any last minute supplies or your weekly fix!

New arrivals today and Friday - come see what goodies are here

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Weekend Hours

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.  My dear Father-in-law passed away this past Saturday morning. 

I am back in Binghamton and the store will be open Good Friday from 11-3pm and Saturday from 10-3pm

There are a few frames with the adorable Graphic 45 paper still available. 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Saturday, April 15
Emergency in Buffalo - store is closed until further notice

Easter Card & Bunny Tube

Hop on over to Scrapbook Connection and create this adorable bunny tube and Easter Card.

Saturday, April 16 at Noon
Monday, April 18 at 5pm
Wednesday, April 20 at Noon
Thursday, April 21 at Noon

Class Fee: $7 - bring your basic tool kit:  adhesives, trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, inks (optional)
Contact me to make your reservation

Graphic 45 Shadowbox

While supplies last - purchase our 12x12 shadowbox and receive this adorable Graphic 45 page. 

Tip:  purchase coordinating paper and cut out flowers, bunnies or fairies and pop them on the page or frame!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Closed today, April 4

The store is closed today.  
My father-in-law is ill and I need to leave town and see him.  
My plan is to be back in town and open as scheduled on Wednesday.  
If anything changes I will post it here, on the website and facebook.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

There's still time to participate

There are a couple of people that just let me know that they can not participate in the garage sale on Sat. 

If you want to participate (or know someone who would), 
please contact me asap and I can fill you in on the info.  

Note:  you do not have to be here on Sat to participate, you just need to get your things here by Sat am.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Customer Garage Sale This Saturday

1st Annual Customer Garage Sale
Saturday, April 2 10-2pm

Some our our customers have gone through their scrapbooking, cardmaking and stamping supplies and decided they could part with some of them!  

That's good news for you because this Saturday you will be able to get some great deals on these gently used, and even new products.

Note:  Garage sale items will be checked out separately from store purchases and cash only for garage sale items.

See you Saturday.

This Saturday please help us welcome Sugar Sugar Cupcakes to our family.  Meg will be holding her Grand Opening from 10-7pm - Come say Hi and sample a cupcake.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Open Late Today - Saturday March 26

We are having a crop today and the store will be open until 6pm.

Stop by and see all the new things that arrived this week.

Monday, March 14, 2011

FREE This Week - Shamrock Die Cuts

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Stop in this week and receive 

a FREE Shamrock die cut

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Crop - This weekend and more

 Crop to you drop

There are multiple opportunities to scrap this month beginning with Saturday

March 12 - from 10-5 pm

Sunday, March 20 - Noon-5pm

March 25-26 - Friday - Saturday
Friday - 11-11pm
Saturday -  10-6pm

Reserve your spot today - call or email
204-0611 or

New Arrivals

New Arrivals:
-Easter papers and stickers including some beautiful vintage papers from Graphic 45
-St. Patrick's Day
-cuttlebug embossing folders
-glitter flowers

Cuttlebug update:  Cuttlebug V2 does not come with the C Adapter - thin die adapter.  If you need one, please let me know as they are selling out as soon as they are in stock from the distributor, 

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday, Feb 25th

The store is closed today due to the weather.

The card class for tonight will be rescheduled.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sale Extended - Crops & Classes

 12x12 Pattern Paper Sale Extended 
until Friday, Feb 25th

Over 140 papers now .25 each!

Friday, 2/25 -5pm
Card class $12.00- see class samples
Create four cards and one tag with extras to complete at home

Learn to Scrap - Free class
This class is for those who have not scrap booked but want to learn how.
Thursday, March 17 at 11 am

Call to make your reservations

Newly added Crops:
Saturday, Feb. 26 10-5 pm - Free with $10 purchase that day

Saturday, March 12 10-5 pm $10

Sunday, March 20 - Noon - 5pm $10

Back by Popular Demand! - 2 day crop
Friday & Saturday March 25 & 26
Crop one day for $15 or Two Days for $25
Includes meals, snacks & beverages

Call to make your reservations.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

SALE - SALE - SALE - Only until Monday Feb, 21st

Sale - Sale - Sale

Friday, Feb 18th Open until 8pm
Saturday, Feb 19th Open 10-3pm

**OPEN SUNDAY - Noon - 5pm**
Crop space still available - call to make your reservation

Last day of Sale Monday, Feb. 21 - Open 11-6pm

12x12  PAPER - Over 140 designs - 
.25 each.

Card Class Saturday, Feb. 19th

Call today to join us for a card class this Saturday.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Open Late Friday & Saturday

Open late this Friday & Saturday
Feb 11 & 12

Stop by to say hi or to shop
(Crop is full 
- be sure to register early for next time)

we will be here until 11 pm on Friday and
6 pm on Saturday

Don't Meet These Unbeatable Sales
Going on Right Now:

Quick Quotes Canvas Kits - 50% off
- Now $12.50

Buy One Get One 25% off Kits
-Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket,
We R Memory Keepers

8x8 Pattern and Solid Papers
50% off -
now .15 each  - while supplies last

25% off adhesives
- includes new Glue Dots Selection

Spend $25 & receive a
FREE 12x12 premade page
of your choice

Saturday, 2/19
Card class

Sunday, 2/20 Crop   Noon-5
Free with $10 purchase

Friday, 2/25
Card Class -see picture above

Call to make your reservations

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thursday, Feb 3 - Store Closed

My daughter has to have some minor foot surgery today
therefore the retail store will be closed.  The website is open 24//7 :)  

I will reopen on Friday and will be open until 6pm.

Sorry for any inconvenience

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Store Closed Today Due to Snow

Please be safe if you have to drive in this weather

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tube Contest

Not The Tubes - the 70's rock Band

Not Ear Tubes

Not the Tube Top - some of you may remember wearing this lovely fashion piece in the late 70's

What Tube Contest I'm I talking about.....

SRM Stickers Tubes!

-Purchase your tube from SBConnection online or in the store.
-Upload photo of tube to Facebook, This Blog, email me the picture and I can upload for you or bring to the store for display.

TaDa you are entered into a random drawing from all entries for a "tube prize"

Hurry contest ends Feb. 28th

Here is a sample tube to get your creative juices going

Friday, January 14, 2011

Monday, Jan 17th - MLK Holiday

The retail store will be closed on Monday, January 17th.

NOTE:  We will be open until 6pm on Saturday, January 15th for your shopping pleasure.

If you would like to join us on Saturday to crop - we would love to have you here for the day.