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Friday, July 8, 2011

The Studio's new website is almost ready!

Good Friday morning my dear friends, family and customers!  I have great news and many thanks to extend this morning!    Warning:  you will find many exclamation points in this blog because I am so excited about the new website!!

First, let me say a special Thank You to Joe and Tom at Clear Choice Creative in Warren!  While the new website is not quite ready for public viewing, they are working hard to get the site up to Studio Standards!  They've created a new look, a new feel and totally trendy, kicky designs to the site and menus!  I will go into Site Details below...but I wanted to say THANKS for a job WELL DONE!  Releasing this new site to all of you is going to give me great pleasure and excitement and I will anxiously await your comments on it!!  When will it be ready?  Well, I'm shooting for a week or so, barring any unforeseen circumstances.  Stay tuned to Facebook for updates.

The Site will feature so many cool things...when it's available, PLEASE take a few minutes to peruse each and every nook & cranny to take in all the new "cool-ness!"

First the HOME PAGE is going to look completely different!  I won't divulge any of the new colors or design of site...that's a SURPRISE!!  But, you will find a ticker at the top of the page that will highlight sales, current news and announcements and special events!  Also on the home page is a direct link to Facebook, and you can see all my Facebook posts and "LIKE" right on the home page!  No more signing into Facebook!  Soon, The Studio will also be on Twitter!

Next, the GALLERY will be kicking with SO MANY photos!  Easy to see, easy to click on!  Organized by Event so you can navigate and know exactly what you're looking at!

The EVENTS & CLASSES page is FABULOUS!  You can easily see all our events in different views!  Weekly, daily, monthly...this will blow our old calendar AWAY!  You can simply "scroll" over the event to get the information, then click on it and all the juicy class details pop up!  You can print the calendar at any given point and there are options throughout the site to print and email what you're looking at!

The CONTACT US page will allow you to EASILY email us right from the page!  No more logging into your email to send us a message!  Do it right from our site!

In Process:  I'm working on getting the programming in place so you can REGISTER AND PAY FOR OUR CLASSES ONLINE!  Our class calendars are increasing exponentially and we want you to have the convenience of registering online! 

Also, for our Scrap Pack Club Members...a special sign-in "Members Only" portion of the site where you (as a member) can login and have access to class projects, templates, instructions and video'd classes when they're available!

We're also working on providing a plethora of links to all your favorite sites like:  Ranger Inks, Tim Holtz, Bo Bunny and more!  We will have up-to-date information on our Breast Cancer Fundraiser in October...the list goes on!

Have a wonderful and safe weekend everyone and I thank you for your continued support as The Scrapbook Studio continues to grow and serve our community by bringing scrapbooking back to the Mahoning Valley in a whole NEW WAY!   God Bless!  See you soon!!