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Sunday, December 31, 2006

Shipping & Handling Charges

My fellow scrapbookers,

Ah finally, internet services a bit better...but still slow.....

Anyway, on to the subject above. I have had questions being asked about the high cost of shipping within Malaysia. We do our very best to charge ACTUAL shipping plus a few bucks extra for insurance (charged by the local postal service) + cost of packing materials to ensure you receive your products in perfect condition. Also, I tend to use Pos Laju within Malaysia because I have had so many items missing when I use the normal postal service, don't know why the postal people want to "hold on" to scrapbook stuff when they don't know what scrapbooking is....If upon checkout the postal service turns up too high, do see if I am online (valerie.gan@gmail.com) and I will see if the actual turns up lower, so I can send you an adjusted invoice. Alternatively, if you have paid, I would be more than willing to give store credit for future purchases if postage ends up lower.

If you prefer to pick up your packages, I am located in Sg. Long which is a suburb close to Kajang town. Do email me privately for that bc obviously we don't want kidnappers or thieves hounding me..ha ha...but then these days nothing is 100% safe....

So I hope I have answered everyone....sorry if there is a slight delay in emails lately, I am nearly always on BUT for the earthquake....so until then, adios...


Thursday, December 28, 2006

Picking Up Purchases


Having problems on the blog after the Taiwan earthquake. I have had enquiries on local purchasers collecting items direct from us. Do email me privately at valerie.gan@gmail.com.

Thank you.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


Tim Holtz fans, I have brought in a whole range of distressing products!!! Its all up for viewing, so let me know if you want something but still dont see it!!! And yes, I would love to see those samples comin in...

Monday, November 20, 2006

American Crafts IS IN!

The American Crafts lovely lovely stuff came in last night...so look out for them when I list them this week.....we have got lovely ribbons, GIANT alpha charms.....so come on in to www.scrap-n-crop.com!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


Hi Guys

Do any of you wish to see your project or layouts proudly on display??? I am seriously looking for gallery contributions....in fact there is a special prize for the best contribution as voted by our store co-owners!!! However, all layouts/projects will still be published...Closing date - 31/12/06 for the contest, no closing date for contribtions!!!! So guys, put on your creative hats and go one - CREATE!!!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

My Logo

Oh, forgot to mention...do get aquainted with our logo!!!


Yei...store is finally up and cutting live! Check it out...specials for all new customers, including a booklet on What Scrapbooking is from Creating Keepsakes, just for you, so come one, come all!!! www.scrap-n-crop.com

Make sure you take a peek often cuz I am always, let me say it again ALWAYS, adding new stuff...yeah, i spend all my days in the computer doing this....

As for our marketing effort...woa, there is really really so much to do....will call the mags up tomorrow....so have fun, and dont forget to ask if you dont see what you are looking for, k.?


Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Birthday Wish

Hi guys....

My website is CLOSE....to being ready..still have half of the Bazzill and Basic Grey stuff which I have not put in yet....was supposed to get it ready by today 1st Nov my birthday....ah well...

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The Long Break

It is the long break here....Saturday to Wednesday....It is now Tuesday, I spent the last few days putting in stuff into the new website!!! I am almost ready, have to go pick up another parcel by Basic Grey shortly!!!! It has been stuck in customs....wish me luck ;)

So right now, we have Making Memories, S.E.I. and Basic Grey in addition to the housebrand of course...I am gonna put in Bazzill later and then I will be ordering Ranger inks....and embossing powders, ooh I love the Tim Holtz range....Acrylic stamps? Well I am thinking of Paper Salon, I have submitted my wholesaler application, yet to hear from them....

So guys, check out www.Scrap-N-Crop.com. Tell me what you like, what you don't, what you wish to see.....I have brought down prices as low as I can as an opening offer, so tell your friends and lets get scrappin babe!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

A Short Trip

The haze over in Malaysia had been so bad, so we decided to pack Bryant up for a trip to the highlands! It was awesome, Bryant stayed from Tuesday to Sunday with his grandma, the first time he was away from me for more than a day!! 5000 feet up and no more haze!

On the website, the integration is finally complete! But I have got to still figure out how to upload stuff...so we will schedule an appointment for training sometime this week! If you go to www.scrap-n-crop.com, its up but nothing loaded yet!!!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Making Memories

Making Memories came in today!!!! 3 boxes of wholesome goodies...I am gonna take a while just to list them, so keep a look out!!!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Gypsy Look

I searched for the Gypsy look online..this is what I got from Wikepedia

The Roma People (singular Rom; sometimes Rroma, Rrom), sometimes "Romany Folk" in the British Isles, often referred to as Gypsies (or Gipsies), are a heterogeneous ethnic group who live primarily in Southern and Eastern Europe, Western Asia, Latin America, the southern part of the United States and the Middle East. They are believed to have originated mostly from the Punjab and Rajasthan regions of India. They began their migration to Europe and North Africa via the Iranian plateau around 1050[17].
Traditionally most Roma spoke
Romani (Romany), an Indo-Aryan language. Today, however, most Roma speak the dominant language of their region of residence.

The Gypsy Look is in!!! Its all the rage now in scrapbooking so go ahead...adorn your pages with our newly brought in sequins and butterfly trims!!!

Monday, October 02, 2006

Grosgrain Sale

Hi guys!!! I am making way for my new Grosgrain ETA sometime next month!!! Therefore, there will be a clearance of all my current grosgrain on http://stores.ebay.com.au/Scrap-n-Crop
Expect to see discounts up to 70%, so hurry, before its all gone!!!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Hi guys,

We just wanted to let you know, we are going to channel some proceeds to underpriviledged families who may be in the same boat as us. So if you know of anyone who fits this bill and can contribute to the sucess of our new website, do give us a shout!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Eyelets and Brads

Eyelets and Brads are here...but I have so much headache seperating them!!! You can be sure I will not buy mixed packs any more!!!I will be gradually listing them on Ebay first, so do check out my store http://stores.ebay.com/Scrap-n-Crop

Friday, September 22, 2006

Bryant Meets Mahathir!

We bumped into someone today while shopping for groceries! Fancy meeting our dear ol' ex-prime minister, Tun Mahathir! Of course we couldn't resist the urge to say hi and captured that special moment on my handphone!!!

On the website, do browse in again...http://www.ericanfly.com/scrapncrop/index.asp
THe menu is "clickable" now but still some stuff to add in the shipping policies, and a credit note to all the wonderful contributions on photos...We look forward for more!!!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Down and Out

Sorry for the disappearance in the past few days.... I have been so ill!!! I was meaning to take more photos over the weekend and try out all the software Joanne has been suggesting but I guess I just passed out...I am still on medication, stemetil for nausea, meteospasmyl for my stomach spasms and some other unidentified pills!!! Gosh I hope I will be better soon, all I gave to the web designers were colour combis for the new websites...there is still my logo to be sent to him!!!!

We have completed the shipping policies and the about us column, now I need to take more pictures for the web designs...in the mean time, we have ordered from Basic Grey, and American Crafts...will get down to Sei soon...have yet to register as a retailer on a whole lot of other websites....what brands would you guys want to see besides the Scrap-N-Crop stuff??? Do let me know!!!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Taking Photos

Goodness, I am rather hopeless in taking photos. My sister Penny is helping me take photos of our ribbons and now my hubby is trying too!!! Lets see if this gets your seal of approval. Thanks for all the comments and for helping me make this blog fun!!!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Being Grateful

Cally thought me something today! Bryant is here to teach us to be grateful for what we have...so if we ever feel unhappy about our weight, or that nose or that flab....at least we should be grateful for what we have!!!

Anyway, I am planning to also put up some of Bryant pages that I made....I have not however figured how to photograph a 12x12...so if anyone can help....

And as to progress on the website, we are finalising some items with the designer this Saturday...imagine, having to explain to the designers and the web-shaper guys what scrapbooking is all about!!! Wait till I get the wives addicted!!!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

First Draft

Tuesday September 12, 2006

We giut our first draft from the web designer today....ooooh...how exciting. If you really want a peek, check out...http://www.ericanfly.com/scrapncrop/

Any suggestions and ideas will be most definitely welcomed!!!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Monday Blues

September 11, 2006

Monday Blues. Bryant must have got the blues earlier!!! He slept the whole weekend!

A new special edition from Simple Scrapbooks is out - Slice of Life, idea book. Can't wait to get my hands on it! Let's see if I can get a copy of EBAY first!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

My First Blog

Saturday, September 9 2006

Never really thought I was the "blogging" kind, though everyone seems to be doing this and what better way to journal everything here...its really cool!

Here goes, started out with my first major order for my soon to be online scrapbook store. www.scrap-n-crop.com. Went through the ground work with the web designer last Wednesday and I cant wait to see what his samples will be like!!! Of course in Malaysia no one knows what scrapbooking is all about so I dutifully lugged a big paper bag of what scrapbooking stuff in a nutshell is!

Anyway, it took me one whole afternoon to browse the catalogues of 2 major scrapbooking brands, I ordered from one and paid, saved another in the cart (have got to decide what I really need for starters as I went overboard!)

I started scrapbooking right after my son Bryant was born, 3 years ago on May the 12th 2003. He was born with severe brain injury and I was told by doctors that he would not live long. So I created this journals of him with poems and photos for keepsakes. Of course then I didnt know what acid free was and used gift wrapping papers for my first scrapbook! I found out what scrapbooking was later by chance and from then needless to say I was addicted!

Anyway, here is a photo of Bryant!

Bryant is cortically blind, deaf and can't swallow. He is spastic quadripelgic and feeds via a tube through his stomach! He us a darling and I have learnt so much from him! Well, its time to feed him, so until I write again tomorrow!

Your addicted Scrapper!