Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Spotlight on Shiisa Quilts

In 2007, Janet Mease flew home from Okinawa, Japan to Bloomington, Indiana to visit her mother. While she was there, Janet and her mother went fabric shopping for a quilt that her mother was making. After leaving the store, Janet remarked to her mother, “Maybe I should move back to Bloomington and open a quilt shop.” Well, as you can imagine, that was music to her mother’s ears. Within forty-eight hours of making that innocent comment to her mother, Janet was well on her way to becoming the owner of Shiisa Quilts! After a lot of hard work and planning, Shiisa Quilts opened its doors in January of 2008.

Shiisa Quilts has a lot to offer both the master quilter, as well as the novice. They are a full-service Bernina Sewing Machine dealer, and carry the entire line of machines. Not only do they have such a wonderful selection of machines, they also carry the newest Bernina embroidery software and accessories. You will also find an extensive line of Horn of America furniture, as well as a large selection of books, patterns, notions and over 1000 bolts of high quality fabric. At Shiisa Quilts, if you can’t find what you’re looking for in the store they will order it for you!

“Our goal is to exceed your expectations in customer service and product knowledge.”

If you are looking for a great quilting class, Shiisa has them in abundance. It doesn’t matter what your level of experience is, they have classes ranging from “how do you turn this thing on?” to advanced classes for experienced quilters and embroiderers. Check out their events calendar. It is overflowing with different events and classes! There is something for everyone.

Shiisa Quilts uses Email Contact to let their customers know about what’s new in the store, class schedules and sales. “I love being able to allow our customers to choose what they want to hear about. The emails are attractive, easy to format… and I also love the fact that people can share the emails with their friends.”

To learn more about this fascinating business, visit Shiisa Quilt's website, or go to their store.
2536 W. Industrial Park Drive
Bloomington, IN.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Spotlight on Scrap Happy Sisters


Two sisters, Kris and Kit, had a love for scrapbooking. They saw a need for a scrapbooking store in their area, and decided to go into the scrapbooking business together. In September of 2004 Scrap Happy Sisters was born!

Scrap Happy Sisters is a locally owned business in Glendale, Arizona. The store carries all of the popular lines in scrapbooking, stamping and crafting, as well as items that are not carried in the big box stores. Some of the lines they carry are Tim Holtz, Creative Imaginations , Bo Bunny, Basic Grey, Graphic 45, 7 gypsies, We R Memory Keepers, EK Success, Reminisce, Fancy Pants, American Crafts, May Arts Ribbons, Leaky Shed, Martha Stewart and Kaiser Crafts.

Along with all of the great scrapbooking, stamping and crafting supplies that you will find in Kris and Kit’s store, they also provide a multitude of classes. Their calendar is so jam packed with an assortment of different classes, there is bound to be something for everyone. They offer everything from holiday themed projects, to mini books and basic to advanced operations of your cricut machine. Also, the store offers many all day, or late late night crops. Check out their calendar of events to find something for you!

Scrap Happy Sisters uses Email Contact twice a week to let their customers know what is new in the store, what classes are being offered, and what they are doing. Ardelle, an employee of Scrap Happy Sisters, says, “I recently took over handling the promotional emails, and love using your program. It is easy, and always accurate! Thank you.” Well, Ardelle, we are glad you like it!

If you would like to learn more about Scrap Happy Sisters, visit their webpage or 'like' them on Facebook. Better yet, go to their store at 6525 W. Happy Valley Rd. Glendale, AZ 85310 and mention that you saw them on the Email Contact Spotlight, and you will receive $5.00 off your purchase of $20.00 or more!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Spotlight on Scrap n' Art


When we become passionate about something, we want to share it with the world. That is exactly what Angela Pruitt decided to do! She created Scrap n’ Art Online Magazine as a way of sharing her love of crafting and scrapbooking.

Scrap n’ Art made its debut in February of 2008. What began as a print quality downloadable publication with only 50 pages, soon began to grow quickly! In 2009, Angela brought Candy Rosenberg on board as a designer, and in January of 2010, Candy took over the publication of Scrap n’ Art. In November of the same year, the magazine had grown to over 150 pages, and decisions had to be made about either reducing the size of the magazine or taking it completely online where there would be no boundaries. Thankfully they decided to grow!


Scrap n’ Art is all about information, inspiration and education. They are a traditional and digital scrapbooking, mixed media and paper crafting magazine. The publication is in an easy to read, print and PDF format that is published monthly. Each month they provide full editorials on different companies. Their goal is to balance the issue with new and upcoming companies as well as the older more established companies. They also give tutorials and digital downloads that are educational, and exclusive to their subscribers. Scrap n’ Art wants to make sure they give their customers all the information that they can on products, companies and techniques. Content and education is their number one priority! Plus they provide the convenience of the CLICK N’ SHOP feature that allows the customer to shop right from the article. Now that’s what I call user friendly!

Scrap n’ Art has utilized Email Contact for quite some time, and uses it to reach out to their subscribers and non subscribers. Scrap n’ Art notifies them of when the upcoming issue will be ready, and all the great things they will be able to expect. Recently, they have added a mid month newsletter to let their subscribers know about giveaways and special offers that their featured companies are offering only to Scrap n’ Art’s mailing list. Candy says “Email Contact is so easy to use, and our subscribers tell us how much they love our newsletters all the time! This makes us very happy.” Well, Candy, this makes us happy too!

Scrap n’ Art has generously offered to extend an exclusive offer to the customers of Email Contact. Follow this link to www.ScrapnArt.com and register for three FREE months of this wonderful magazine! It’s really easy to do! When you get to the payment screen, enter the promotional code: emailcontact. There are no strings attached, and no payment information is required!

To learn more about this awesome magazine, visit their webpage.