Monday, November 30, 2009

Webster's Pages...

I just received word that our Webster's Pages shipment should be here this week... are you ready for some beautiful holiday paper and more?? I'm giddy with anticipation!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Cropping During the Day - Free with $5 Purchase

We've changed our policy on cropping during the day. One of the great things about Remember When is its fantastic crop space. It is a shared studio for all of us to use and get messy and creative in. We encourage you to come and spread out and have fun being creative!  For us to be able to continue to offer this space at no charge, we are going to have to ask for a $5 purchase when utilizing the cropping area. There is no time limit on this, so you can crop all day. If you choose not to make a purchase, it will simply be $5 to utilize the space. Thank you for understanding and continuing to support Remember When!!


Coming in December...







Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Black Friday Frenzy!! Sale ANNOUNCED!!

We've pulled out the black carpet and prepared an awesome day of savings just for you!

Shop at Remember When from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. this Friday and save big! Check it out:

Glue Glider Pro - $8  (Retail: $14.99)
Glue Glider Pro Refill - $6.99 (Retail: $8.99)
Basic Grey - 25% off (does not include Eskimo Kisses, Indian Summer or Nook & Pantry)
Quickutz - 25% off
Kaiser Craft - $2.49 Felt Assortment (Retail $4.99)
Colorbox Large Chalk Pads - $3.25 (Retail $6.49)
Bo Bunny Paper Kits - $10 (Retail $20+)
Scrapbooking With Kits - Two Page Layout - $6 (Retail $10)
Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly Accordion Album Kit - $10 (Retail $20)
Scalloped Cardstock Paper - 50% Off

It's Only $1 !!!!!

Queen & Company Assorted Embellies!
Kaiser Craft Assorted BLING!
Bo Bunny Sticker Sets (Christmas, Halloween and more!)

Quantities are very limited on most of these Black Friday items, so be sure to stop in early on Friday! We do have just a few of the spots remaining on the Black Friday crop. So, if you decide between now and Friday to join us, make sure to call us first thing Friday (or be here first thing Friday!!) so we can add you to the roster. We've got great fun in store for you and you will love the exclusive crop-only sales and Make & Takes. I'll see you then!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Join us for the Black Friday Crop...
Everyone's been curiously asking what we are making on Black Friday.... so here's a little sneak peek, just for you! Have you seen Bo Bunny's Snowy Serenade paper yet? Simply gorgeous... and definitely part of our Friday fun! We also have a Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly kit that is exclusive to Remember When... and you get first dibs on it! Just a small taste of what is to come if you join us this Friday for our Black Friday Crop. It is from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday and is $15. All of our Black Friday croppers will enjoy exclusive sales every hour of the day reserved just for you!

Come get inspired! Call us at 661-254-7802 today to reserve your spot... I look forward to cropping with you!

Want to see a picture of one of the Make & Takes? To the left is a picture of a gorgeous Prima ornament that you can make at the crop on Friday.... a couple of Prima flowers and pure magic!



NEWS FLASH: Black Friday SALE and CROP

Black Friday All Day Crop - Reserve Now - Space Limited!
Join us this Friday, November 27th, as we have our Black Friday Crop and Sale. We're opening our doors at 8 a.m. on Friday and the crop will last until 5 p.m. Not only will you have first dibs on our Black Friday specials, but we'll have different sales every hour EXCLUSIVELY for our croppers!  You don't want to miss this! If you have been waiting for sales on things like Basic Grey or Quickutz, this is your opportunity for big savings! There will also be two make-n-take projects just for you and fun drawings with great prizes. I just received the make-n-take from Prima today and it is absolutely fun and gorgeous!!  The cost for this crop is $15. Seats are filling up fast! Make sure you call the store today at 661-254-7802 to reserve your spot while there is still space available.

Black Friday Sale!
Wondering what the Black Friday specials will be? Look for my email Thanksgiving Day which will detail all the wonderful savings that we have in store for all of our shoppers on Black Friday. Hint: Get ready for some beautiful BLING at jaw-dropping prices!!  I could tell you what it is now, but isn't the suspense so much more fun?

New product arriving daily!!  Also... New Store Hours
We are adding new product almost every single day to the shelves. New things this week include: Crafty Secrets stamps and stickers (these are just awesome for those of you that LOVE vintage!), Melissa Frances keyholes and frames (think antinque white... simply beautiful!), a whole range of items from Tim Holtz's tool-belt (staplers, distressers, scratchers, rulers, etc... all of my favorite things from this line!), brand new Petaloo releases and more beautiful Prima flowers and new letters!  There is even more that I can't list here. We have also set out Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses and the newest release, Nook & Pantry. The word on the street is that everyone is loving the value they are finding at Remember When... You can get beautiful BLING
for less than $2.00 in a huge assortment of colors!  Things are changing rapidly everyday, so be sure to stop in and say hello and check out what is new!

New this week....


We are now open at 10 a.m. EVERY DAY during the
week!! We're still open until 5:00 pm. except for crop nights.  Also, starting with January 9th, we will be having a Fever Crop EVERY Friday night.... you've been asking for it and we agree it's time to bring back the weekly crop...

Thank you for continuing to support Remember When. It is customers like you that have been so encouraging my very first week of business. I'm looking forward to creating with you! Have a beautiful Thanksgiving and I hope to see you on Friday!

Happy Scrappin!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Prima

New Bo Bunny

New Basic Grey

New Graphics45

I am happy to share with all of you that have been buzzing about patiently that new product is in and on the shelves. Store ownership officially transitioned Sunday. With that came the joy of opening the boxes of new papers and embellies and putting them all out for you.  I don't know about you, but I LOVE beautiful papers and love to touch them and "oooh" and "ahhhh".  Even more, I love to tear into them and turn them into beautiful pages. Well, if you "oooh" and "ahhhh", we have a treat in store for you.We're putting out new proudct everyday. Please check out below for some new stuff and details on our BLACK FRIDAY specials and crop!!

New Hours:
Effective November 23rd, 2009, our hours are:
M-F 10:a.m. - 6 p.m.*
Sat: 9:00 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sun: 12:00 p.m. - 4 p.m.
(*open until midnight on Friday crop nights)

Scrappy Highlights:

  • New products are being added to the shelves daily! We've put out over 15 new lines just this week with more coming! Check out two new lines from Bo Bunny, three new lines from Basic Grey, some beautiful papers from Prima and my new favorite paper company Graphics45 (if you love vintage or are love doing altered art, this paper is for you!).  Not to mention new lines from Cosmo Cricket, Creative Imaginations and more. Everything from travel to just beautiful is here! 

  • BLING! If you love things that sparkle, I personally invite you to check out the new bling from Prima. It's from their new "e" line, which stands for "Economical". You can get a card of beautiful bling for less than $2!

  • Tim Holtz, Smooch, Tattered Angels & more.... coming soon! I just put out the Smooch tonight. If you haven't tried this metallic ink for highlighting, coloring or painting, you are in for a treat. If you a stamper, this ink is perfect for coloring in small areas like lettering. If you are a Quickutz lover, Smooch has such a fine point on it, it is perfect for adding small metallic accents to your die cuts. Super fun! Keep your eye out for new products from all of these and more coming in the weeks ahead...
Black Friday...Special Deals!
We're cooking up something special for all of you on Black Friday... look out for a special Black Friday email next week Wednesday which will detail our Black Friday specials.  I've got some awesome product tucked away upstairs just for this special day.

Black Friday All Day Crop - Reserve Now - Space Limited!
Take a break away from the food, football and avoid the crowds by joining us at our special Black Friday Crop. We're opening our doors at 8 a.m. on Friday and the crop will last until 5 p.m. We'll have different sales every hour EXCLUSIVELY for our croppers! There will also be two make-n-take projects just for you and fun drawings with great prizes. The cost for this crop is $15. Call the store today to reserve your spot while there is still space available.

Finally, I just wanted to THANK all of you for being so supportive with the transition of ownership. I'm so excited about the next phase of Remember When and I want you to buckle your seatbelts and be ready to GET EXCITED about cropping and crafting! If you have suggestions and things that you would like to see at Remember When, drop me a line and let me know! We are in the process of redoing the website and adding Facebook, Twitter & more! We will keep you abreast of these changes. I also want to invite you to stop by the store Friday night or come and crop with us. I'll be hanging around to meet as many of you as possible during our regular Friday night crop.

Go get creative!!

Tonya Brooks

Monday, November 9, 2009

Excited for the journey ahead...

I am super excited : this Sunday is when I officially take over ownership of Remember When. I've been ordering new product like a madwoman!! :) Can't wait to stock the shelves with all the beautiful papers and embellies. I'll be posting a list soon to announce all the product that we have in stock! Also working on the website and class schedule.... can't wait to share it all with you! ♥

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Welcome to the "new" Remember When...

Welcome to the new Remember When... Scrapbooking! My name is Tonya, and I am the new owner of this cool cropping spot. I, like many of you, have shopped and cropped at Remember When... for several years. It is such a great place for all of us to come together and share stories, laughs and layouts. I'm looking forward to going on this journey with all of you. Check back here often, or visit us on Facebook or Twitter. We'll be keeping you abreast of all the new products and classes and they happen! Also, please be sure to drop me a line if you have any products or classes that you would like to see at Remember When.


Cropping Studio

Crop to Your Heart's Delight
Professionally Equipped Cropping Center

Free Crop
  • FREE Day Time Cropping with $5 Purchase
  • Monday thru Thursday: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Friday 10:00am-3pm, Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm.
  • $5 Purchase must be made that day.
  • There are many fantastic tools available for your use in the Cropping Studio. The store and staff are available to satisfy any of your cropping needs.
  • You may bring your own scrapbooking supplies.
  • If you wish to crop a few days in a row, feel free to leave your things and return the next day. (if room allows)
  • The Cropping Studio is closed during classes, private functions, or special events please (see calendar)
  • Only $5.00 for a Friday night out! 
  • Every Friday: 3:00pm - Midnight (* starting January 1st, 2013!)
  • An inexpensive night out that is an absolute blast! Have the staff and store available for any needs that may arise.
  • Raffles every week for prizes!
  • Reservations required for Fever Crop —we fill up fast. It's THE happening place to be on Friday nights!
  • You may bring your own scrapbooking supplies from home.
  • Menus available to order food in.
  • Frequent cropper card, 7th crop is free.
  • Children under 8 are not allowed in the Cropping Studio
  • 10% off your purchases!
  • The die cut center is at your disposal.
Die Cut Center
  • Die Cut Center is open to the public with a Die Cut Center Membership. 
  • Membership is $25 for the year.
  • You must take one of our Die Cut Center classes. They are held every Friday at 7 p.m. and are complimentary!
  • Children over the age of 8 only.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Our Location

Finding Remember When... Scrapbooking is Easy!
We're located in Valencia, CA, right in the heart of Santa Clarita.
Business Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - midnight (starting Jan 1, 2010!)

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Our Contact Information:
24922 Anza Drive, Unit B
Valencia, CA 91355

Tel: 661-254-7802
Fax: 661-254-8132

Directions from Los Angeles:
Take the I-5 (Golden State Freeway) North, Take Magic Mountain exit (L), go to The Old Road (R), Go to Rye Cyn Rd (R), go to Ave Scott (R), go to Anza (L). We are located in the second building on the right.

Directions within the Santa Clarita Valley:
McBean Parkway to Avenue Scott.  Turn on Avenue Scott either right or left depending the direction you are headed.  Go to Anza Drive and turn right.  We are located in the second building on the right.

Meet the Remember When Team

We are all here to help you arrive at your peak of scrappy delicious fun! Ask any of our team members for help when designing your layouts or technique ideas and questions! We love to share with you...

Tonya Wade Brooks, Owner

I am so excited to be the new owner of Remember When (as of November 15, 2009). I love, love, love scrapbooking, fiber arts and mixed media! I'm a technique junkie and get excited like a little girl at Christmas when I touch new papers and fabrics. I've been married for 13 years and my husband, Adam, and I have two dogs; Jake, a dauchshund of love, and Elvis, a Jack Russell puppy that we have nicknamed "Terrorist" (If you know any Jack Russells, you know why!!). :) I am also super passionate about retail; I love meeting all of you, so make sure you say hello the next time you are in Remember When.  Thank you for enjoying this journey with me and please don't hesitate to email me with any suggestions or comments that you have.  

Patty Kelly, Assistant Manager
In July my husband and I will celebrate our 13th anniversary.  We have a blended family of 5 kids.  The youngest is 17 and the oldest is 23.  I am also a proud grandmother of 3 (one boy and two girls).  I moved to Santa Clarita 3 years ago from Tracy California.

It is a fun experience to be able to work at Remember When... Scrapbooking.  I am like a kid in a candy store.  It is great to see all the new gadgets coming into the store.  My husband and sons call it a cult.  But, my daughters love it!  I love the idea that my scrapbooking will be a legacy for my family to treasure and share through the years to come.  I have been scrapbooking since 1991.


Emma Sargent, Team Member
My name is Emma and I'm one of the newbies at Remember When...  The experience working here thus far has been incredible.  I've enjoyed everyone that I've worked with and the customers are the best!

Surprise, surprise, I do love to scrapbook and I have been doing it since I was in middle school.  It is great because it is something my mom and I share together when we can get free time.

A little more about myself...I graduated from Valencia High School in 2005 where I was a big time choir nerd.  I am currently a student at Cal State Northridge working toward my degree in Biology.  I am a graduate of the Girl Scout program. I was a member for 11 years and darn proud of it!  I am now a co-leader for you younger sister's troop that consists of five high school seniors.  The view is definitely different being on the adult side of the program but it makes me appreciate what my leaders did for me.

Mellany Carver, Team Member
Papers, Stickers and Ribbons . . . Oh My!  Working at Remember When is so much fun for me!  I love our customers and I love to help them shop for just the right thing.  It is fun to spend all day amongst all the goodies that inspire me to get 'scrappin'.  I am addicted to paper, I am learning how to incorporate ribbon and have issues with throwing out the 'not so focused' pictures that I take.

Scrapbooking is the art of commemorating a life well lived . . . I am so all about that!  I love reminiscing through my creations and I love to look at the work our customers are creating and share in their lives . . . even if it is only a 12x12 peek into their lives.  You can see the joy in their faces and just exactly how much they want to archive these moments.

A bit about me . . . I am a mom and a wife and a sister!  Mom for 4 years, Wife for 7 years and Sister for 38 years.  I am learning how to juggle all of that and keep the smile on my face.  Sometimes, I like being at the store just to hear how all of you handle the burdens of life.  One of the reasons that I applied at the store was to get more time with my creative side.

I have lived a few different places but I call the Santa Clarita Valley home.  I love the mountain vistas and the pleasant people that live here.  I love that there are so many things to see and do in Los Angeles.  Makes for lots of scrapbooking material.  I hope you come in the store and visit us, we have so much to share with you to help you with your projects.  I look forward to meeting all of you!

Teri Dorowsky, Team Member

My name is Teri, and I recently moved to Santa Clarita from Lancaster. My husband Andy and I have been together for 28 years, and married for 22. We have 2 boys - Chris, 25 and Steven, 22. My husband and both sons work in the film industry as electricians.

I started scrapbooking in 1997 when my brother in law passed away, and I wanted to make a special album of just him to be able to look back on. The scrapbooking industry was new and small then, and I started out scrapping with Creative Memories. My style evolved when I visited the first scrapbook store to open in Lancaster, in 1998. I've been addicted ever since. Photography was a natural transition from scrapbooking, and I love all aspects of it. I worked at a scrapbook store in Lancaster and loved being able to help other avid paper crafters, from those just starting out, to those more experienced, providing help with new ideas and techniques. My favorite tool is the exacto knife, I find it very relaxing to cut very delicate things to use on my pages. I'm really excited to be working for Remember When and look forward to meeting you in the future.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Class Basic Toolkit

Class Policies
As all of you know, our teachers spend oodles of hours cutting, glueing, inking, stamping and just being mad creative to put everything into kits and bring these awesome classes to you.  They all have busy lives, like you and I, squeezing in a million things into the little bit of sanity time we have leftover at the end of the day.  One thing they all have in common is that they all love to teach. Most of the teachers prepare their kits weeks in advance, so when someone cancells at the last minute, it is likely they will not have an opportunity to fill that spot and will have a kit left. That is not fair to the teacher.

All cancellations must be made one week in advance. If the cancellation is made on time you will receive a store credit in the amount of the class. If the cancellation is not made on time you will receive a kit for the class.

Basic Tools....

Class kits will be held for 30 days. We will make one phone call to remind you it is here. After that your kit will be donated to charity and no refunds will be issued.

Thank you for your understanding.

When taking a class at Remember When, we encourage you to bring the following items for a well stocked class tool kit:

12" paper trimmer
Fine Tipped Scissors
Liquid Adhesive (Zip Dry, PVA, Tombow Multi Glue or Scotch Quick-Dry )
Tape Runner of your choice

Paper Piercer
Journaling Pens in Various Colors (Black/Brown/etc)
Glue Dots
Mini Glue Dots
3D Dots or Foam Tape
1/4" Hole punch
Scallop Border Punch
Ink Pads for Chalking (Catseye Chestnut Roan or Quickquotes Amaretto and other colors as desired)
StazOn Ink in Black

Additional Recommended Items:
Glossy and Crackle Accents
Signo White Uniball Pen
Sakura Stardust Glitter Pen