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Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Thank you to everyone who attended the Crop & Consignment last Saturday... it  was sooooo much fun!!!!!  And a special thank you to all our volunteers who helped setup the night before and helped us during the day to make the event such a great success.  We hope everyone had a great time and look forward to another consignment sale in September... because one is never enough!!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Crop Giveaway Contest Again... because once is never enough!

It's official...
... we can now call the upcoming Consignment Sale & Crop on March 24 our biggest crop yet!  We have received the most registrations ever, and we are sooooooo excited to have everyone join us for this exciting and scrap-tacular event.

So... with so many croppers attending on Saturday, if you have any visitors coming to see you in the crop areas for a little scrap-chat, we are asking that you please move to the eating area or the lobby if it exceeds about 5 minutes out of courtesy for the other croppers.  THANKS!

Only 9 seats remain for those last few croppers who want to join us.
Register Now! 

Crop Giveaway CONTEST!!!... 
Did you know that March marks our 3rd anniversary!  It has been a great journey and we appreciate all the wonderful scrappy-friends we have met along the way.  We look forward to scraping again... and again with all of you! 

In celebration of our 3rd anniversary, we are having a crop giveaway contest!  E-mail us at, post on our Facebook page, or add a post to our blog telling us what you love most about our crops and you will be entered to win a FREE CROP to our April 21, 2012 crop. Two winners will be chosen... because one is never enough!  Contest ends on 3/30/2012 8:00p EST.

Fun Facts About Scrap Again:
  • 30 crops
  • 360 hours of scrapbooking
  • 4 consignment sales
  • 3 different logos 
  • 7 SA design team members
  • 4 Cricut machines
  • Over 70 Cricut cartridges
  • Over 120 Scrap Again giveaways
  • Over 180 vendor giveaways
  • 1 Signature bag design
  • 2 hard working scrappy gals who love to Scrap Again!   

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Consignor Tip: #5

O.K. consignor's... it time to get packing!

All items (with the exception of large items) must be packaged in clear bags.  You can use any size clear bags, including sandwich size bags for smaller items.  At Walmart or Target you can buy 2.5 gal sized hefty Zip Loc bags that will fit 12x12 paper in it, and they work great for packs of cardstock, pattern paper, or larger items like albums. 

If you plan on selling a single item, and your item is in it's original packaging, for example; a pack of Thickers or stickers, you do not need to put them inside another bag.  Use the original packaging as long as it is not torn. 

When putting your items in the bag, it is a good idea to have contents visible from both side, so the buyer has a good feel for what it is they are purchasing.  This also means that small items should be placed in front and not hidden between two sheets of 12x12 paper.  

It's important that labels are taped to the inside of the package to keep them in one place.  Why you ask?... this is because we are looking for the label when checking customers out, and if you have discounted your item, and the label moves, it's likely that we will not see the discounted price marked on top of the original price.  For larger items, please be sure to securely tape your label to your item. 

Lastly, all packages need to be sealed shut to prevent damage and theft.  Yes... even if you are using flap sealed bags or bags with a Zip Loc seal, you will still need to seal the packaging!  Clear packing tape works great.  For larger items that may be in boxes, please be sure to seal them shut to prevent pieces from falling out or pieces getting separated.

Check out pictures on our web page to show how to package your product.
Happy Packaging!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Consignor Tip: #4

Keep those groups laid out and grab a bunch of index cards and a sharpie... it's time to label and price.  You can use scrap pieces of paper, or cut 8 1/2" x 11" into smaller index card sizes... or I went to the Dollar Store and bought a 100 pcs. pack of 3x5 index cards for ... well you guessed it $1.00.

The labels must include the following information:
1.  Consignor #
2.  Price (in increments of 50 cents)
3.  Description (optional)

Although the description is optional, the buyer appreciates knowing the contents.  The description doesn't need to be long, but it should include information if the item is partially used or if there are known missing pieces to kits.  If anyone is selling Cricut cartridges, we do ask that you disclose if the cartridge has been downloaded on a Gypsy.

We get a lot of questions about how to price items.  The best advice we can give is... price it for what you would be willing to buy it for... not what you wish you could sell it for.  For example, you saw a jar of flowers and you had that moment... the 'OMG... I HAVE TO HAVE THEM!' moment.  If the cost was $4.99... and you made 3 beautiful layouts, and you only used half of them, you might reason and want to sell the remaining flowers for $2.50.  But, is someone willing to pay $2.50 for them... would you?  Items that are priced to sell, tend to sell.  We have given the bench mark that, 10 - 20 sheets of single sided pattern paper sell for around $1.00.  But, if you have very current product, and we all know that one sheet of quality, name brands, double sided paper, now goes for $0.89 or more.. you should definitely make the appropriate price adjustments and price accordingly.   

We've identified two different pricing strategies.  The first one we will call it the 'I have to have it' price strategy.  It's much easier for shoppers to have the 'OMG... I HAVE TO HAVE IT' moment, when the product is reasonably priced.  You may choose this strategy and keep your prices lower in order to sell more items all together.  Keep this in mind when you are making your groups too... so if you have 50 sheets of single sided pattern paper, you may consider making 5 groups at $1.00 each or 2 groups for $2.50 each.

The second pricing strategy we will call it the 'starting price' price strategy.  This is when maybe your not quite sure what price you want to mark your item, so you choose a starting price, knowing that you will have the opportunity to reduce the price if it has not sold.  At around 5:30p, when there is about 1.5 hours left in the sale, we will make an announcement letting the consignors know that if they would like to reduce prices on items that have not yet sold, they may do so at that time.  

Lastly we will be having the 'fire bin' sale at the very end of the sale.  This is when we will ask the consignors to determine a final price for all the contents in their bin, as is.  

Please note that lowering pricing on your items, and participating in the 'fire bin' sale are optional.  For any consignors who are not staying for the crop, we will have volunteers to help reduce prices on items not yet sold for you at a rate of 50%, and determine a fire bin sale price by taking an additional 50% off.  For example let's say you had $20.00 worth of product still left in your bin.  The volunteers would reduce each item by 50% and your bin would now have $10.00 worth of product in it.  Let's say $2.00 worth of product sold and your bin now contains $8.00.  The volunteers would determine your 'fire bin' price to be $4.00.

You will be amazed at how quickly $1.00 + $2.00 + $3.00 will add up! 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail us at
You can also find more information by reading the FAQ

Monday, March 19, 2012

Consignor Tip: #3

Deciding how to group your product is much easier than deciding what to sell... so congratulate yourself on getting to this point in the process!!

There are a several different ways to group your product.  Consider the following:
1. By Theme: Baby Girl, Holiday, Birthday, etc.
2. By Type: Cardstock, Pattern Paper, Ribbon, Embellishments, Thickers, Stickers, etc.
3. By Condition: New Product, Used Product, Scraps of paper
4. By Color: All shades of one color grouped together- this works well for cardstock and pattern paper.
4. By Kits: All remaining product and embellishments from a kit or paper line.

Find a good amount of space, like your kitchen table or counters, and begin sorting through your stash and grouping them in piles.  You may decided to group them in a combination of ways... like your cardstock and pattern paper by color an your embellishments by type.  You may even decide to make up your own themed kits by putting together a few pieces of cardstock, pattern paper, and adding a few embellishments that coordinate.  If you have a lot of one product, consider making smaller groups.  For example, if you have a lot of Halloween product, make up 2 or 3 kits.  The idea is to present your product in a way that would appeal to the buyer.

Lastly... as you sort and group your product DO NOT create a 'return to scrap-stash' pile!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Consignor Tip #2

Deciding what to sell may not be as easy as you think once you start to go through your scrap-stash.  This is because we are reasoning with ourselves on why we should keep the item.  Let's admit, we've all heard those voices inside our heads!  

So, decide on a reasonable time frame like 6 mos, 1 year, or even 2 years.  Then, as you go through your scrap-stash, keep only those items you purchased within that time frame.  Items purchased beyond the time frame should be added to your designated bin, box, or drawer (and keep it their!).  If you haven't used it by now, chances are you not going to use it... and you most likely already bought something more current to use in it's place.

Also consider smaller quantities of one product.  For example, if you bought a jar of flowers and there are 175 pieces in the jar.... ask your self are you really going to use all of them?  If not, keep only what you think you will use and sell the rest.  The same goes with brads, buttons, and ribbon.  If you bought a spool of ribbon with 3 or 10 yards on it... keep for example 1 yard instead.

Be sure to go through your stash of 'used' product too.  If you are holding onto stickers, thickers, paper, and other product with hopes that you might use them again one day, you should consider selling these items.  Again, decide on a time frame.  If you haven't used the remaining items in the last 6 mos or 1 year, then add them to your designated bin. 

More tips to come on packaging, labeling, and pricing.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

See what the consignment sale is all about!

It's the event you don't want to miss!
The Scrap Again Consignment Sale is back and bigger than ever. Bins will be overflowing with great bargain prices on scrapbook and paper crafting products, tools, organizational items, and much much MORE!!  There will even be new product available from American Craft, Pebbles, and other brand name companies.   
Consignment Sale Bin #20 
 This is the event you don't want to miss... 
Become a Signature Shopper and start shopping when doors open at 12:30p  
 Consignment Sale Bin MultipleConsignment Sale Large Items 
What's more fun than scrapbooking for 12 hours with your creative crew, shopping the consignment sale... shopping the vendors, ... and winning prizes too!  Don't miss this scrap-tacular event taking place on Saturday, March 24.  Register Now!

Become a Signature Shopper!
Scrap Again With Tag Lin - Black Background

Become a Signature Shopper and start shopping the consignment sale when the doors open at 12:30p... we know you want to get to those bargain items first!  Get your Signature Bag for only $5.00 and take advantage of this special offer to become a Signature Shopper.  It's your stylish, show-off-my-goodies-I-bought-at-the-SA-consignment-sale, must have scrap bag!

Only $5.00
Pre-Order yours today!
(will be available for purchase on March 24)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Going to Expo!!!

Scrap Again is going to be at Expo tomorrow!!... be one of the first 4 to spot us and we have something special for you!... come find us!!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sneak Peek... of The New SA Signature Bag!

It's finally here!.... The new SA Signature Bag!  It's your stylish, must have, show-off-my-goodies-I-bought-at-the-SA-consignment-sale scrap bag!

Get yours for $5.00 and take advantage of this special offer to become a 'SA Signature Shopper' and start shopping the sale when the doors open at 12:30p.  We know you want to get to those
bargain items first!! 

Become a 'Signature Shopper' 

    ...your sneak peak!  
Scrap Again With Tag Lin - Black Background

Purchase your bag at the door on March 24 or
pre-order yours now click here
Quantities are limited.    

Every little bit helps, and we want to do our part too!

Monday, March 12, 2012

one for one

hi, guys!  mandie here to share a layout using some of the brand new dear lizzy Neapolitan line.  it is super scrumptious.  the colors are awesome.  randi & amy have limited quantities of the kits that the design team used this month available at the crop!

i decided to go with a simple layout about my love of TOMS shoes.  i am a wee bit obsessed with these shoes & may or may not have more than what is in this layout.  (where is a blushing emoticon when you need it!?)
 i used the "one" on the pattern paper & a "one" button to make the title.  i then stitched around it make it stand out a little more.  this is a super simple layout.  but, i like it.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Consignors... Tip Series is Back!

Consignor Tip: #1

We are so excited for the upcoming scrapbook sale (Sat., March 24)!  It's going to be bigger and better then the last!  And, with the sale taking place in just about two weeks, we are back sharing our series of tips for all consignors to help you get ready for the sale.  So here is the first tip...
Tip #1: Designate a box, bin, or drawer, and as you start to go through your scrap-stash keep all the items you are going to sell in one spot.  (And here is the hard part)...  Once it has made it's way to this designated box... it should remain in the box and not come back out to join your scrap-stash again!!
If you have a creative crew member who is interested in selling their scrap-stash, we are still accepting consignor registrations!! You can register online at

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Earn cash for your scrap-stash!

Money Money Money
Money in envelope
Do have scrap-stash you want to sell?...  consider being a consignor at the SCRAPBOOK SALE on Saturday, March 24... it's fun and easy.  Register online to receive your consignment number, then package and price your product.  After you drop it off in the morning, we will do all the work of selling it for you!  You can always pick up any product that doesn't sell, and we will send you a check in the mail.   

For more information about how to be a consignor, please refer to our 

 Register Now to get started!

   Receive a discount on your consignor registration fee when you sign up to crop too!  

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Scrap-Stash... do you have it?

Scrap-Stash (skrap stash) n. 1. New or partially used paper crafting products that have been hoarded past a crafters desirability date.  Often feels like a woobie, but once sold, allows the crafter to buy more to replace it. 

Sell your scrap-stash!

Do you have scrap-stash in your scrapbook room, closet, or bag, and would like to earn money for it?  Become a consignor for the SCRAPBOOK SALE on March 24.

We are accepting scrapbook and paper crafting supplies, tools, bags, and organizational items.  Register now to be a consignor and earn VIP shopping status... and be one of the first to shop the sale!  For more information see our  Frequently Asked Questions  

Being a consignor is fun and easy... here's how!
1.  Register online and receive a consignor number  
2.  Package and price product
3.  Drop-off product
4.  Pick up product
5.  Get your check in the mail!

Register Now to get started!

 Receive a discount on your consignor registration fee when you sign up to crop too!
Saturday, March 24
Hampton Inn & Suites
800 Mason Street
Vacaville, CA 95688

Sale Hours
1:00p - 2:00p VIP Shopping
2:00p - 3:00p Registered Croppers
3:00p - 7:00p Open to Public

Register now for the crop  
Consignors earn VIP shopping status
Consignment Sale, Crop & Shop Presented by: Scrap Again, LLC

Monday, March 5, 2012

Project Life, weeks 6- 9

hi, guys!  mandie here with another project life installment.  how is everyone doing?  keeping up?  questions?  anyone?  beuller?  lol.  when do you work on project life?  i like to work on it on saturdays & sundays.  i know i've mentioned before that i make my pages "flat."  i use a little chipboard, sewing & my tiny attacher and that's here.  here is the reason why:
that's only weeks 1-8!  look at that already!  i anticipate using 2 albums this year, like i did last year.  hoping with all of the extra inserts i've been using this year, it doesn't up to 3!  yikes!  lol.

ANYHOO...  here are the spreads for weeks 6-9.

week 6:

week 7:
this week i added an insert.  (i seem to do that more often than not.  i finally got my hands on some of the "g" size pages from becky higgins.  love the size!)

week 8:
Lots of Dear Lizzy in this week...)

week 9:

thanks for hanging in there with me!  have a great week!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

All Smiles

Hi everyone, this is Rachel with my first blog post for Scrap Again! :) 
Today I am sharing a layout that I made with the October Afternoon Farmhouse line, with a “vintage” picture of my sister and I riding our bikes. I recently stole borrowed several boxes of photos from my mom’s house and am in the process of scanning them into my computer. It is kind of time consuming but so worth the work! I am doing them in small batches. I have found a few fun Polaroid shots that I can’t wait to scrap. :)

A lot of the photos from my childhood are small 3x5 photos and there are not negatives for most of them, so the only copy of them was in a photo box. Scanning them in makes a permanent copy on my computer and anytime I want to scrap with one, I can just print it out and I’m not worried about damaging the original or using the only copy of a photo. Then all the photos are there if anyone else in the family wants a copy. 
I just have a regular HP Photosmart printer that is several years old, but the scanned images are turning out great –in some cases, better than the original photos. I just wanted to share that because it is not a fancy or expensive scanner. If you have older photos and a scanner at home, I encourage you to give it a try. I also back up the photos on my computer onto an external hard drive, so if my computer crashes, all those memories are safe! I just set my computer to auto back up every Sunday night. Super easy.  

Almost everything on the page is from the October Afternoon Farmhouse Miscellany package, which has a lot of fun die cuts, chipboard pieces, and buttons in it. The pink doily shape behind the photo was cut out with my Silhouette. I used the clothespin to clip my journaling behind the card with the flowers on it, just some little details about the photo and our bikes, which we loved when we were little.

Thanks for stopping by!