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Winner Winner!

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for…

…the announcement of the winner of the First Ever Blog Giveaway!

Drum roll please…

Congratulations Stacey D!  You’re our winner!

Please send us an email at with your contact information (and please put “Blog Winner” in the subject line).

Here’s the random number randomizer so you know how we got our winner:

Thank you everyone for all of your comments and great ideas on how you’d use the mini album!  It was such an overwhelmingly wonderful response!  Thank you thank you thank you!

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Happy Friday!

It’s time for another Pick of the Week.

My pick this week is pretty small…but is so dang cute!

Tiny Type stickers from Cosmo Cricket!

These are some of the cutest little letters and numbers out there.  They come in a bunch of fun colors and some really adorable fonts.  I have these in just about every color I could find and I love to use them to add titles and little journaling spots on my layouts.

And it gets better…

Now through March 11th, if you spend $25 or more on select items on the Annex (including these adorable letter stickers!) Archiver’s will email you the workshop instructions for the brand new So Simple mini album workshop FOR FREE!  Click HERE for the details.

And just you you wait…it gets even better…

Leave a comment on my blog post from yesterday (click HERE to check that out) and you’ll be entered to win everything you need to make the project featured in our So Simple workshop!  SO EXCITING!  You can read all official rules HERE.

Happy Friday and Happy Crafting!

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This is pretty exciting.  I can’t even stand it.

For the first time ever, we’re having a BLOG GIVEAWAY!  That’s right.  Archiver’s will be giving one lucky reader everything you need to make the project featured in our next workshop.  Get the fun workshop experience of Archiver’s, even if you don’t have a store nearby!

One winner will receive a 6×6 binder, 6×6 paper pad, stickers, and other supplies needed to create this fantastic album.  To enter the contest, please leave a comment below about your inspiration for this mini album.  The winner will be selected randomly and announced on Monday, March 12, 2012! Click here for official rules.

Don’t live near a store?  You’re in luck!  We also have a special offer at our online store, Archivers Annex!  Spend $25 on any of the items needed to create this workshop project at (between now and March 11th) and we’ll email you the instructions for free!  This is perfect for anyone who doesn’t live near an Archiver’s store, but still wants to make this project.  Click here for the details and to start shopping!

Good luck!

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This has been a very exciting week at Archiver’s.  All of our Store Managers, District Managers and the Archiver’s Home Office came together in Minnesota for an annual meeting of the minds. I can’t even tell you how cool it was to be surrounded by such smart, thoughtful, dedicated, creative and all around FUN people. It was an invaluable experience I will not soon forget.

Tuesday morning was all about warm greetings, sharing stories and catching up. It was like this big wonderful family reunion. As everyone settled in, the focus turned more towards the business side of things. Time to review, evaluate and strategize. The long day ended with some relaxing fun as everyone enjoyed some really yummy food and  a little “card making”. 

Things fired up again early Wednesday morning. The day was filled with training sessions, group discussions and more strategizing. As I basked in the creative energy that surrounded me, I was inspired to capture and “preserve” these moments just as I would a birthday or holiday so I grabbed my camera and off I went.

After dinner, everyone gathered for a short recap of the day. Our CEO stood before the group and began speaking of the “history” of scrapbooking. (seemed a little random) As the group respectfully listened, the double doors at the back of the meeting hall suddenly swung open and in walked  (are you ready for this?)  TIM HOLTZ!!!

There are no words to describe the reaction of those in attendance…..maybe this will help…    

I seriously thought we might have to bring in oxygen! It was a fabulous surprise that got even better. He showed up prepared to teach a workshop.  WooHoo!  Tim is an amazing person and an outstanding instructor. We learned tons of new techniques and got to use a bunch of his new products.  (before you even ask……yes, his delicious new creative goodness  is landing in our stores over the next few weeks)  :)

The results speak for themselves….

The best thing about the last three days was the feeling we came away with. Tim is SO inspiring. It was the same excitement I felt upon completion of my very first scrapbook page years ago.  He left us feeling confident, knowledgeable and just plain giddy!  Now, we want to pay it forward. We want you to experience that same feeling.

Our managers left yesterday  to go back to their respective stores. They are  super excited to share what they learned.

Let us INSPIRE YOU!  It’s a great time to go to Archiver’s.

Oh, and Tim…..thank you so much. You’re the best! 

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We’ve been hard at work for months getting ready for ScrapFest and finally the time has come that we get to share all of this year’s details with you! ScrapFest is planned for September 17 – 19 at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.  It’s an annual event that brings scrapbookers, cardmakers and papercrafters together from all over the world; literally, we’ve had people travel from Australia, Brazil, Canada, and all over the US, that’s how much fun this event is! Read the rest of this entry »

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