Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Moving Updates

Tuesday, December 29th
Today our sign was hung, the sales counter was constructed and we continued to work on organizing the product. Donna worked all day on the chipboard section and Christa worked on the rubber stamp section. Sue, Pretz (Chris' mom) and Rita (Christa's mom) worked on making sure all the products were close to where they needed to be displayed, ironed table clothes and organized the classroom area. Stacey (Donna's daughter) put up the Alphabet and Pets sections, while Chris worked on the Sports and Easter/Spring sections.

Monday, December 28th
We had a great time looking for store fixtures, we did a field trip to Qcumberz, Finders Keepers and Everything Goes! We found several fun pieces to add to our store collection. It's been a year since we were all able to go out shopping together. John waited at the store for Qwest to install the phone lines but due to technical difficulties we still don't have phone service.

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We've Moved! Sunday, December 27th

With the help of family and friends we had everything moved over to the new store in just a few hours on Sunday. Then we started working on placing everything in its new home. The store is going to be fabulous!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

WE'RE MOVING! Same Addess just larger Suite!

It's official we signed the new lease on December 3rd! We will be moving into Suite 130 the week between Christmas & New Years. Watch for updates on the move...

Our Holiday Hours:

December 24th 10AM-3PM

December 25th Closed

December 26th 10AM-5PM - All Day Crop just $5

Closed for move December 27th - 30th

December 31st - finish up moving, open 10AM-5PM

January 1st - Grand Re-Opening 10AM-5PM

January 2nd - regular hours with Crop from 5-11PM

Monday, October 5, 2009

New Classes Posted on CropGirls.com

Our October classes have been posted! We have three new guest instructors added to the schedule this month. With these instructors we can now offer Friday and Saturday classes!

Amy has created the Vintage Mini Book with classes scheduled for October 17th and 24th!

Linda has created a Envelope Mini Book using the Smirk Christmas with classes scheduled for Ocotber 9th and 23rd.

Holly has created a Holiday Planner using a composition notebook with her class scheduled for October 31st.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

October Classes

Class samples are starting to show up at Crop Girls! They will be posted on the website soon.

Join Amy for this featured class on Saturday, Oct. 17th, noon-3PM or on October 24th, noon-3PM.

Scrap Pink Crops - Sept. 25th & 26th

Join us for Friday evening's crop will be from 5 - 11 PM and will include dinner, door prizes and goody bags. The cost is just $25 with all proceeds from the crop going to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Saturday's crop will be 11 AM - 11 PM - 12 hours of creative FUN! This crop will include an auction (bring extra cash for bidding on some great items), door prizes, goody bags, snacks, dinner, and drinks!

For those who can't crop with us - Join us from 2 to 4 PM for $2 Make & Take projects with all the proceeds going to Breast Cancer Research. We will have 3 different projects - choose one, two or all three!

Along with all this great fun, we will be having hourly door prize drawings from 12:30-7:30 PM on Saturday for just stopping in the store (you do need to be present to win). Or join us at 7:00 PM for the auction!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Card Gathering for Hospice

Join us Wednesday, September 9th to create cards for hospice patients. All supplies are furnished, we just ask that you bring yourself and donate your time to this worthy cause.

Never made cards before? That's alright we have samples for you to copy or will give you guidance. With 3000+ new patients a month, hospice is always in need for handmade cards. We always take donations of handmade birthday, thinking of you and thank you cards (no "get well soon cards", please).

Scrap Pink - Sign up now!

Join us for Scrap Pink crops September 25th & 26th. All procedes to go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Friday's crop will include dinner, dessert, door prizes and goody bags for all for just $25! Crop from 5 -11 pm.

Saturday's crop will be from 11 am - 11 pm - 12 hours of creative FUN! This crop will include snacks, dinner, door prizes and goody bags for just $45. We will be doing an auction so be sure to bring extra cash - for some great products.

Can't join us for cropping? Join us for $2 make and takes from 2 - 4pm on Saturday the 26th with all procedes going breast cancer research. We will have 3 projects to choose from, choose one or all three!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Closing Early - Tuesday, August 18th!

We are going to the Southwest mini show (in other words- buying new product for the store) tomorrow! We will be closing at 2:00 pm in order for ALL of us to have a chance to view new products, learn a new technique or two and shop for new FUN products for you.

Christa will be doing the Make and Take Project tomorrow from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm - it's a cute accordian fold mini book. You won't want to miss it - for just $2!

Monday, August 10, 2009

New - Halloween has ARRIVED!

American Crafts Halloween is on the shelves and ready for your projects! Stop in and see the adorable sample Donna made! Spider webs, skulls, and haunted houses, stripes and treat bags....Stickers and ribbons are also available.

My Minds Eye- Boo 2 You! has also made its debut in the Crop Girls store. To match the cute papers there are brads, glitter chipboard pieces and a die cut sheet.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

August Classes and Crops

Our class calendar has been posted on the website (www.cropgirls.com) and we have some fun classes planned this month. From cards to mini books you won't want to miss out on these great ideas and fun projects.

Our Crop Special for the months of August and September is: $10 for Friday or Saturday evening crops. Crops are every Friday or Saturday evening unless noted on the calendar, we serve coffee and dessert, everyone receives a goody bag and we even do a door prize or two. So, grab a friend or two and join us for a fun evening out!

More NEW Products Arriving

It's that time of the year when manufacturers are releasing their new designs and we have to make those decisions as which ones to buy for Crop Girls' shelves!

New lines that have arrived are: Three Bugs in a Rug - To the Rescue, Spread Your Wings, Let it Snow and Butterfly Kisses; Imaginisce - Polar Expressions; Flower Soft Christmas - Polar White, card toppers, borders and more! Come in today for the best selection.

Lines that will be arriving in the next few weeks: My Minds Eye - Abbey Road, Colorful Christmas and Boo to You; Trim Craft - Christmas Smirk; Scribble Scrabble - Lullaby of Birdland, Party Time and some Jeepers Creepers; Graphic 45 - Christmas Past & Domestic Goddess; and many more!

In order for us to see and order more new product we will be going to the Southwest Mini Show held by our manufacturers reps on August 18th. We will be closing at 2:00 PM in order for all of us to go!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Flower Soft order arrived!

Glue, stamps, card toppers, flower wires and pots of Flower Soft have arrived! Kits available for those who would like to try without buying everything seperately. Come in soon for the best selection!
Next week - watch for the New Christmas line of Flower Soft products!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy 4th of July

Crop Girls will be closed on Saturday, July 4th to celebrate with our families! We will re-open on Monday, July 6th at 10:00 AM.

Monday, June 29, 2009

July Classes

We have started posting our July classes. We are sure to have something for everyone, from adorable cards to fun mini books. Check the website for the calendar and specific dates and times for the classes.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Summer Kid's Camp

Crop Girls will be hosting Kid's Camp, Monday through Thursday, July 6th through 9th from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Everyday we will create a project and five 6x6 scrapbook pages, so by the end of camp your child will have completed a 20 page album and four fun projects. Projects include a picture frame, mailbox, bookmark and clothespin doll. Included in the fee of $75 is all class supplies including a 6x6 album for all of the finished pages. Ages 7 and up, but some exceptions may apply.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

June Classes At Crop Girls

You won't want to miss the great classes the Crop Girls have come up for you this month! Cards and Mini Books have been very popular so with have created some fun classes around those categories.

We have cards using the Happy Bird-Day line from 3 Bugs in a Rug, masculine cards made with paper bags, and a gift set using My Mind's Eye's Andrea Victoria line. For those who like the Shabby/Vintage feel we have a box and card set. Mini books with themes like Aliens from Crate Paper, Disney using Happy from Pinecone Press, Summer House book using Karen Foster's new Summer Picnic line and A Day at the Beach using Imaginisce papers. Stop in to see the samples in person - so much better in real life!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Stuff about the Crop Girls

Hey Bloggers...it's the weekly "411" blog update from the Crop Girls....golly, we've been getting in so much new merchandise, that we haven't been able to take photos of it all. Of course, this is a PERFECT reason to c'mon in to see it all in person...

~~DID YOU KNOW????~~~

  • Crop Girls has one of the LARGEST selections of KAISERCRAFT scrapbook products in the Valley!!
  • Crop Girls has EVERYDAY low prices...we've been told (many times) that our prices are even lower than the chain stores (without a coupon) and LOWER many online sites too!!
  • Crop Girls has very friendly and knowledgeable staff!!
  • Crop Girls has a LARGE selection of ribbons and a very FAST growing selection of Acrylic stamps!!!
  • Come use the CROP GIRLS work room during the weekday for ONLY $5 bucks...or FREE with any $5 purchase or more!! (check store for availability)
  • Crop Girls has THOUSANDS of items for SCRAPBOOKING, STAMPING, CARD MAKING, ALTERED ARTS, COLLAGE, and general PAPER CRAFTING all in one store!!! Many are VERY UNIQUE & hard to find items!!!
  • Crop Girls offers "Intro to Scrapbooking" & "Intro to Cardmaking/Stamping" monthly for ONLY $5 dollars!!! See the Crop Girls website for current class schedule.
  • Stop by in person to see what the current late night "CROP & SHOP SPECIAL" is (hint: buy a CROP and your friend CROPS for FREE on the same night...) and then "shop" after the store closes to the general public during that evening...ask a store associate for details...hurry! this offer ends soon!
STORE HOURS: 10am-5pm (MAY 23rd ONLY)

The CROP GIRLS store is located in PEORIA, AZ....just WEST of the Loop 101. Located on the NE Corner of 99th Ave/Peoria Avenue...in the very far East end of the Mall...(next to Mercer's Restaurant). Open everyday, except for Sunday.

See you soon!


Monday, May 4, 2009

{L@@K what's NeW aT tHe CRoP GiRLs...}

WOW!!! Look at this GIANT palette of boxes that arrived today...it was so tall, that the delivery guy had to leave it right outside the door! What could it be? Paper? Flowers? Embellishments?

It's way better...it's MORE paper racks! Do you know what that means?
MORE paper! Lots and LOTS of them!!! Yippee!

Here are some pretty floral papers by Scribble Scrabble...

NEW A MUSE STAMPS!!!! (and a CUPCAKE Make & Take in the corner of the photo...)

Check out these papers that have just arrived from My Mind's Eye...
from the "Andrea Victoria" collection.

Fab adorable stamps from "My Favorite Things"...
you won't find these cuties at your local chain box store.

More "Bella" stamps have arrived!!!

If you LOVE stamps, be sure to visit the CROP GIRLS store...our STAMP selection is GROWING and GROWING!!! We have both RUBBER & CLEAR stamps at GREAT everyday LOW prices!!!

See you soon!


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

{WHat's NeW at the CRoP GiRLs?...}

"Love" Word Book
$40 April 29th & May 6th
Can you guess HOW many different colors of Stickles are used in this album?

Mother's Day & Father's Day papers by Karen Foster

Prima "Mommy & Me glitter paperie, rub-ons, and stitched papers...

"Girlfriend Humor Paper Bag Book
$35 - April 30th & May 21st

Do you need to make a card or scrapbook for that "special" graduate???
Check out our selection of graduation papers and embellishments!
We even have die-cuts of the local high schools and state universities!!!

Our Rubber Stamp section is just GROWING like crazy!!!

And finally...the **NEW" "Lime Rickey" collection from BASICGREY is NOW available!

Please stop by to visit the CROP GIRLS store this Friday & Saturday in celebration of "National Scrapbook Day" May 1st & 2nd....we have hourly giveaways on Saturday, make & take projects, demos, great merchandise, friendly service, and a 12-hour CROP on Saturday (be sure to sign up, ONLY a few seats are left! This CROP is: $45 and includes Lunch & Dinner...)

CROP GIRLS: (623) 972-0600

See you soon!

Friday, April 10, 2009

SPeCiaL THaNKs to tHe SCoTTsDaLe LaDieS...


to the ladies from Scottsdale who donated
306 handmade cards,
plus a GIANT box of envelopes!!!

65 cards were created at the Card Gathering for Hospice on Wednesday.
371 Total !!! WOW!!!

A million thank-you*s!!!

See you soon!

Monday, March 30, 2009

{BeFoRe & aFTeR....}

December 2008

March 2009

Can you believe that the CROP GIRLS store is TWO MONTHS old today???
The store OPENED January 30th and what a terrific OPENING day it was!!!

Stay tuned for MORE updates and photos this week!

See you soon!


Sunday, March 22, 2009

This WEEK at the CROP GIRLS....

A few upcoming classes at the Crop Girls...
Call the store at: (623) 972-0600 or stop by in person to sign-up!

"Gypsy Market" (photo above) Friday, March 27th, 1:30pm-4pm


Cuttlebug Card Class: 3/25 11am-1pm $20

Tin Box & Cards: $30...available for two dates: 4/2 10:30am-1pm & 4/23 5:30pm-8pm

Our UPS guy is way cool! What did he bring us this week?

More glittery paper lovelies from "Best Creations"...

Hurry in to get your paper for your Easter projects...these sell out FAST!

Now available at the Crop Girls... "October Afternoon".
This is just a small sample of what is available....of course, you'll find more October Afternoon papers, clear stamps, and rub-ons at the store that you'll want to see in person!

Shabby, soft-pastel paper lovelies just arrived from Melissa Frances!!!


Monday, March 16, 2009

This WEEK at the CROP GIRLS....

Be sure to stop by Tuesday, March 17th for a wood tag "Make & Take".
No need to sign up or call ahead, just show up anytime from 11am-2pm!
This adorable creation (not shown) uses many Kaisercraft products.
You'll be painting, stamping, adhering paper, rubbing on a "rub-on", plus a few other creative things for ONLY $2 bucks...with "CROP GIRL CHRISTA".

If you can't make it on Tuesday, then stop by on Thursday (3/19) from 11am-1pm to paint on a
12 x 12 Prima paintables with shimmer watercolors for ONLY $2!!!
(Opt'l) Bring a skinny paint brush or an Aqua-flo water pen.
Be sure to check out the selection of new shimmery watercolor paints that just arrived!!!

I spy NEW RUBBER STAMPS!! New Whipper Snapper stamps just arrived!!!

Be sure to check out the NEW GOODIES that arrive every week at the Crop Girls store.
Great prices, friendly service, fun & unique selection!!!
We have items for Scrapbooking, Stamping,
Card Making, Altered Arts, Mixed Media, and all things Paper Crafting!

See you soon!


Thursday, March 5, 2009

NeW STuFF at the CRoP GiRLS....

Lots of NEW albums in several sizes....

For all of you Stampers and Card Makers out there...
here's a peek at the adorable A MUSE stamps that have just arrived!

Perfect for Spring and Easter...

More "I Love Lucy" stamps...by popular demand!
Everyone "loves" Lucy stamps! They're so much fun!

Some new Penny Black stamps have arrived too!

Fun Goth stamps from Stampotique....

More Rubber Stamps!!!

Now for all the Scrapbookers out there...how about these delicious food-themed papers from Flair Designs...think of all the really awesome layouts or handmade recipe books you can create from these!

Adorable papers and matching embellishments from Heidi Grace...
lots of cute ladybugs!

Fab new Vintage-themed papers and "embellies" from Jenni Bowlin...how cute are those mini Bingo cards?!

Can you believe that this is just a "small sampling" of what is new at the CROP GIRLS??? If you want to see all of the new paper "eye-candy", then you'll want to stop by in person....you'll be so glad you did!

See you soon!


Thursday, February 12, 2009

MORE PaPeR "eye-candy" at the CROP GIRLS...

Today is our lucky day!
Two UPS Guys showed up!
Wow, that must mean LOADS of boxes! They even let us take a picture...

Here are "Crop Girl Christa" & "Crop Girl Chris" taking out all of the empty boxes
to the recycle bin.
That's a lot of boxes...what was in them???

Look at these pastel "paper lovelies", perfect for Spring and/or Easter...these papers are Glittered and look FAB in person!

Ooooo! Look at these lovely NEW embossing powders! These colors are so happy & fun!

More tools have arrived!
These Tonic paper trimmers are so fantastic, we SOLD out in the 1st week!

More wood-mounted stamps just arrived...

The 3rd issue of "Where Women Create"...these issues are so much fun to read and look at if you need inspiration for your "creative work space"...

Fabulous new papers, paper kits, and embellishments by Bisous.

"Tear-Bear" animals, prefect for Easter or Spring projects...only $2.99 each!

More Tim Holtz Distress Stickles have arrived!

A HUGE box of fabulous dimensional stickers from Sticker King...lots of them!

Masculine papers from Glitz Designs, perfect for your "guy projects"...

Bazzill chips...various shaped chipboard pieces.
Chipboard is terrific to paint, stamp on, adhere your favorite papers to, add Stickles, or anything you can think up...chipboard pieces make a nice addition to any project!

Be sure to stop by to see all of the wonderful paper "eye-candy".
We're open Friday & Saturday from 10am-8pm.

See you soon!