Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
September 13 - Day Crop, 12noon - 6:00pm, $10 (free with $10 in store purchase)
September 21 - Washi Card class with Arlyn! 1:00pm - 3:00pm, $20
September 26, 27, 28 - 777 Event (details to follow)
September 27 - Day Crop, 12noon - 6:00pm, $10 (free with $10 in store purchase)
September 28 - Halloween Box Class, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, $20
We have new Carte Bella, Moxxie, WeR, Anna Griffin, Kaisercraft in stock now and Bella Blvd, Glitz and Echo Park are coming soon!
Stamping Corner is growing and we are please to have Lawn Fawn, Avery Elle, Julie Nutting, Hero Arts, La La Land Crafts and more for your stamping fun!
SCSRA stores are hosting an event on September 26, 27, 28. The 777 event will include 20% off all weekend long, 70% off clearance items, 70 cent items, a beautiful make n take featuring Julie Nutting doll stamps, extended hours and more! Details will be posted as we get more information. Please mark your calendars and join us for this exciting event!
Have a Perfect Day!
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The store will be open special days and hours for the 17 days of Shop Hop: Monday thru Saturday from 11:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm
The theme this year is books and Perfect Day has chosen: "Breakfast at Tiffany's"!
The store is being transformed, displays are going up, make n takes being assembled and charms delivered for this exciting event.
So what is Shop Hop?
During the designated days of July 18 to August 3, its a chance for you to shop the best Scrapbooking and Stamping stores in Southern California! You receive great discounts, enjoy specialty themed Make n' Takes, collect charms for your new charm bracelet, take fantastic photos and have a ton of fun! As you "hop" to all of the stores, be sure to have your passport stamped at each location and you will be entered into a drawing for great prizes!
With over 30 stores participating in Shop Hop you will have fun for the whole event, hopping all over Southern California, shopping for some of your favorite things: paper crafting supplies!!!
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Have you seen our facebook page yet? Be sure to visit and Like us for fast information, specials and news! Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/perfectdayscrapbooking
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Have you seen our Instagram posts? Be sure to visit and follow us at: perfectdayscrapbooking to see the great photos and fun happening at Perfect Day!
Please look for our August calendar of events to post next soon! We will start card classes, scrapbook classes, crops and more!
We have lots of new product all over the store including:
Avery Elle stamps, dies and stamp pads, Chickaniddy paper collections, Kaisercraft paper collections, Doodlebug paper, pop-ups, bakers twine and stickers, We R Memory Keepers just to name a few!!!
Have a Perfect Day!
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
We wouldn't be here without all of the love and support of our customers. Thank you for your continued support as we learn and grow in the scrapping industry to bring you not only the latest and greatest products but also wonderful ideas and projects for you to make your own!
New product in the shop: Chickaniddy Crafts, Kaisercraft, Bo Bunny, and Doodlebug to name a few! Stop in and check them out!
Shop Hop 2014 is just 10 days away and we are busy making the shop look perfect for this fun & exciting event! We still have a few Passports left, if you need one for yourself or a friend, call us and we will hold one for you!
Have a Perfect Day!
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
We love love love the Mini Distress Ink pads from Tim Holtz!! The new sets are in this week and the colors are amazing! We will now have all sets 1-9 in stock! Stamps from Memory Box, La La Land Crafts and more are on the way!
We would like to know what you want in the store! Let us know what we can bring in to help your scrapbooking, card making and crafting needs. We are open to all suggestions and special orders will remain a priority for Perfect Day Scrapbooking.
Classes and Crops will start in August as planned. A calendar will be available some time in July so you can plan your August calendar.
Let's talk Shop Hop! We are so happy to be a part of the 2014 So Cal Shop Hop!!!! If you are not familiar with Shop Hop - This is a once a year event when during the designated days you have a chance to shop at the best Scrapbooking and Stamping stores in Southern California. Hoppers get a great discount, lovely photo ops in each store, collect charms for your new charm bracelet, get your 'passport' stamped at each location and if you hop to enough stores you will be entered in drawings for great prizes! Passport purchase includes: a charm bracelet, So Cal Shop Hop charm and a Shop Hop Passport. Passports are on sale now for $14.00 until sold out. The passport also entitles you to a 20% discount at all official participating stores during the Shop Hop. Shop Hop begins July 18 thru August 3. All of the stores are working so hard to get ready for this event and we think you are going to love our theme this year!!!
Come on over to Perfect Day and celebrate the 1st week of summer with a cool 10% off your entire purchase this week, beginning Wednesday 6/25 to Sunday 6/29!
Have a Perfect Day!
Monday, June 9, 2014
Wednesday -Saturday 11:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday 11:00am to 4:00pm. Stop by and say hello!
I love Scrapbooking, Card making and Paper crafting! I share Rachel's passion for paper...you may even call it a paper obsession. The shelves are stocked and racks are filled with wonderful card-stock!
We have Father's Day, Travel, Summer and Red, White & Blue themed papers and stickers in stock!
I will continue to place special orders as you need them, so please let me know if you need an item you don't find in the shop!
We will be participating in Shop Hop 2014!! The theme this year is 'books' and I'm excited to announce that Perfect Days book is: Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote. Shop Hop passports are $12 until June 15 and $14 after June 16 until sold out. This includes a charm bracelet, passport and themed charms. More information is available at socalshophop.com
Classes and Crops will start in August! Evening and weekend classes and will be posted on the calendar, so watch for fun stuff to come!
I want to say thank you to everyone who came out for Opening Weekend and our Grand Opening Celebration on Sunday! It was great to meet so many of you and I look forward to meeting so many more of you in the next weeks and months to come. I cannot express enough my appreciation for the love and support as we start this new venture, thank you.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
As of now, we were liquidating and closing. For the record, we were not closing because of bad sales although the big box stores have really cut into business and I'd like to urge you to shop small as much as possible. My life is changing so dramatically and I had a really hard time finding stable, responsible, loyal employees that I had to choose something in my life that had to go and it was the store. I can't cut my job or my childs' activities you know? The second to last weekend my landlord came to me with an offer that I couldn't refuse. The offer is a three-way deal and we're just waiting on the third party to make a decision. Should they choose my space, I'll be taking their space, which was my 2nd store :) We'll be downsizing and consolidating and offering something totally cool for my DIY'ers. Special orders will remain our backbone (even in light of all the screwy G45 stuff!) and I'm just thrilled to have this possibly not be the end. Should we move back to 9608, we will reopen mid-May to very early June as your Four Day Scrapbook Store - schedule TBD. The walls are hot pink - ohmigosh!
Sorry for the ramble - I'll be in touch through this blog and through Facebook.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
You at Six - Hand stitching speech bubbles. I used a misting template to sketch them out. Some are filled with paper where I journaling inside and others hold random bits of flair buttons.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
I'm going to share those ideas with you here on the blog over the next few weeks.
Hand Stitching is tutorial #1.
I recently got back from the February Just Crop Retreat in Fullerton. If you haven't joined us, you need to plan on it. Its a nice, relaxing weekend that Beth and Rachel run.
I have people come up to me all the time and ask how I do this. So here is your 'how-to'.
I'm inspired by two women in the scrapbook world. Kinsey Wilson and Sasha Farina. Bookmark their blogs. These two inspire me. There is something hand stitching brings to the project that machine sewing just doesn't. A lot of people say 'oh, you can do that with a machine.' Yes, you can, but the detail I like can only be achieved by hand.
Lets get started.
First, you need to know the basic back stitch. I learned from Kinseys Hand Stitch blog. She has a lot of great information on there about products and how-to's. She talks about the different kinds of threads you can use but I stick with DMC Embroidery floss. It comes in hundreds of colors, its cheap and easy to work with.
After you practice the basic back stitch, you're ready to sew on your layout.
Step 2 - find a template, pattern or font you want to work with.
Templates can be anything from a purchased pattern or template that some manufacturers are releasing. They can also be something you download or print from the internet. Fonts are the easiest because every computer comes with them. Lets take a look at how to use each one.
You can resize these shapes to meet your needs. Position the template over the area of your layout that you want to stitch on. Poke holes with your paper piercer. Make sure you're using a foam mat (like a mouse pad). It makes poking holes easier. You can use a self healing mat but you may find your hand cramps up because you have to push harder to make a decent hole.
Here are samples of actual layouts that I've completed:
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Zig Zag - link to original post
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Anchor and woody- link to original post (heavy stitching post - be warned, this was a lot of stitching and I think it came out cool. I don't normally go overboard like this but it was a sample for the store. I wanted to bring out the details of that cool car. I believe there is still some of this paper line in the store.)
You can a nice mix of fonts and templates. One thing I tend to use a lot would be misting templates. The sunburst layout uses the Studio Calico starburst 12x12 misting template. This is something that can be created using any diecut machine.
Here is a layout that was completed at last weekend's crop.
Leave a comment here if you have any questions on this technique. I will be posting a few more examples on my personal blog over the next week.