Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Yes! It's true! Save the dates...

A "Scrapbook, Stamp, and Paper Crafting Yard Sale" at CROP GIRLS...(to clear out items from our own personal collections, etc.) It's actually inside the mall, just outside of our new store in Peoria, Arizona.

If you love bargains, then you won't want to miss this! Be sure to bring cash to this yard sale! (we don't have a credit card machine yet...remember, we aren't officially open yet for a few more weeks)....

What will be available? LOTS of Scrapbook paper, albums, chipboard, embellishments, ribbons, stickers, die-cuts, CTMH stuff, gently used rubber stamps, books, Scrapbook magazines, and tons more! Find lots of fabulous stuff for CHEAP!!!


Plus, when you are done shopping and grabbing up all the great bargains, you'll want to hang out in our new classroom area for our "Card Gathering...for Hospice of the Valley"...we have all of the supplies for card making--you can bring your own adhesive and paper trimmer if you like.

Coffee and cookies will be served...yummy!

Q-Is there a fee to participate in the Card Gathering?
A-No fee, just show up! It's fun! Make a card for charity! Make as many cards as you like! We are thrilled to accept any extra cards that you brought from home too!

Q-Do I get to keep the card I created?
A-All card creations are donated to Hospice of the Valley.


DATE: Friday January 9th, 10am-3pm & Saturday, January 10th, 9am-2pm
PLACE: CROP GIRLS Paper Crafting Marketplace Store--9720 W. Peoria Ave, Ste 108, next to Mercer's Restaurant at the NE corner of 99th Ave/Peoria.

See you there!


Sunday, December 28, 2008


Today, the brown paper in the windows have come down and you can see into the store now. Come take a peek in the windows, if you are ever in the area of 99th Avenue & Peoria.

The displays are currently empty...but, soon to be filled with all sorts of fabulous merchandise within the next few weeks....(this is the fun part!)

Hey, is that Bazzill Cardstock over there in the corner??!

We even have time to pose for a photo while moving around heavy furniture.

Here we are hanging up pegs into the slatwall...working up a sweat!

Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to our opening date....sometime in January.

We're also working on the class schedule for February and March that you will just love, love, LOVE! We will also have Scrapbook Crops every Friday & Saturday night, you'll want to sign up for these! Mark your calendars...

-The Crop Girls

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

HaPPY HoLiDaYs from the CRoP GiRLS

Wishing you a joyous holiday season & a New Year filled with love and laughter...-- from the CROP GIRLS.

Monday, December 22, 2008

CROP GIRLS visit to the BAZZILL warehouse

Embossed Bazzill "Dotted Swiss" 12 x 12 Cardstock-available in 20 colors...so pretty, you'll want to use them for everything! CROP GIRLS carries these "paper pretties"...but, you'll have to wait until we open next month! We'll have many wonderful items available just in time for your Valentine's Day projects...plus many terrific classes too!

We went to visit the Bazzill warehouse to pick-up a LOAD of cardstock...we probably looked like a bunch of crazy Tourists taking photos of the Bazzill building.

WOW! Look at ALL of that cardstock!!
The warehouse was HUGE!

Here is a photo of the Bazzill loading dock--so HUGE, there is even a BIG Fed-Ex trailor truck docked in the back to get all of that wonderful cardstock shipped out.

Friday, December 19, 2008

WEEK TWO-Crop Girls Store

This week, we're busy painting the store. It will look so fantastic when we're done.

See the clock on the wall?
Christa brought this clock in--it is from England and it is a fabulous clock.
It'll really add to the ambiance of the store.

Friday, December 12, 2008

What will I find at CROP GIRLS?

Here is a photo of a past "Card Gathering"....do you recognize anyone you know in the photos?

What type of store will CROP GIRLS be?

Are you curious about WHAT YOU will find at CROP GIRLS when the store opens?

  • Scrapbooking
  • Stamping (both wood mounted rubber & clear stamps)
  • Home Decor...no, not furniture, but Paper Crafting for your HOME!
  • Classes
  • Scrapbook Crops (of course, it would be silly not to offer Crops if we are called "Crop Girls"...)
  • Card Making...
Speaking of Card Making, "Crop Girl-Donna" has been offering "Hospice Card Gatherings" in the past, which will be NOW offered at the CROP GIRLS store!

What is a "Hospice Card Gathering"? --this is when anyone shows up and helps create handmade cards for Hospice of the Valley! The items are provided by "Crop Girl-Donna"...just bring your basic tools. There is no charge for this---it's a nice way to donate your time, creativity, and love for making cards! And best of all, the recipients truly appreciate & cherish each handmade card! No experience necessary!

It's so much fun! Be on the watch for this & other fantastic classes & crops when we roll out our Class Calendar next month!

Have a great weekend! We'll be painting the store next week!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

DAY 4..CROP GIRLS hard at work!

Here we are (yesterday, actually) just making ourselves at home in the mall area...just outside of our store....having a meeting.

There is a fantastic little restaurant right across the way called "Mercer's"(which you can see in the background)...and they have some delicious coffee for a $1.00 a cup! Mmmm! Mercer's serves diner type food--really yummy & inexpensive! It's so convenient when you get hungry...you don't need to go far after a busy day of shopping or cropping!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

DAY 3...progress is movin' along!

Look at the fabulous new sign hanging above the entrance pointing to the store. Now you'll be able to find us (when we open next month). *** In case you were wondering if the sign was in the shape of a Christmas Tree turned on its side, it's supposed to be an "arrowhead", thus the name of the mall (not to be confused with "Arrowhead Towne Center" at 75th Ave/Bell).

Progress behind the brown paper in the window...Hey, is that a "Recollections" sign in the background? I wonder where that came from....

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


We don't have any photos from Day 2 to share, since we didn't snap any photos...so, we'll share a group photo taken on Day 1 (in case you thought we were wearing the same clothes from the day before)....Here we are in the empty store, not to worry, this store will soon be FULL of all sorts of wonderful merchandise, you'll think we've been there for years!

If you are in the area and want to see where we are located for a future visit...step inside the Mall door and you'll see some sample projects that we've hung in the windows...just outside the brown paper in the window. Enjoy!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Day One..."we've GOT keys!"

No peeking yet!

Working hard to get the store ready for customers....and merchandise!

The fabulous Gals from Recollections...Christa, Donna, & Chris.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

COMING SOON!! January 2009....

Finally, a NEW Scrapbook, Stamping, and Paper crafting store is coming to the West Valley in Peoria, AZ in January 2009....check back for updates!