Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Check back often, our list will grow. And don't forget to wipe your drool off your desk when you're finished looking.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Stories by Everyone is a new online photo book program by Scrapbooks Etc. Each quarter Stories by Everyone will produce an exclusive book that is only available through Ekcetera. This is in addition to the 8 different various sized themed photo books that are currently available. We love the pre-designed templates, but you also have the option to create your own design as well and upload an entire page as a jpg.
Stories by Everyone has a large variety of sizes, which we think is better than most other online photo book companies. They also have a "swatchbook" which is a set of pages bound together by a single post. It's something unique and fun!
For those of you who like to see before buying, stop in and see the book that is available now. You can also pickup a card with our Access Code on it to receive access to the quarterly book as well as FREE SHIPPING to the store with any book purchase. Just enter the code: 43NS5R4K7B when you checkout to receive the offer.
This Quarter's Book: We Are Family
What's in a name? Define what family means to you in the We Are Family photo book - a scrapbook Retailer Exclusive offering. When you order this limited time title and have it shipped back to Ekcetera for pickup, Scrapbooks, etc. will pay for shipping. So order now!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
We are proud to introduce our new line of eco-friendly paper, now available at Ekcetera!
Green Paper Company is based out of Chicago and is made from the very same paper millions of people throw away every day. All of their papers contain at least 30% post-consumer waste and many colors contain 100%, offering vibrant colors, and an assortment of textures, including metallics.
This is very exciting for us because it now means that Ekcetera is the only retailer in Minnesota selling the Green Paper Company line, not to mention that we also have the largest selection of paper in the Twin Cities!
For more info, check out their website, or stop in the store to see the colors and textures up close.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
...available at Ekcetera!
These personalized baby onesies are truly one-of-a-kind. Custom from start to finish, names, pictures, expressions, etc. are hand embroidered onto durable, American-made, quality 100% cotton. The colors will not bleed and the thread will not tear out, and they can easily be thrown in the washer and dryer. (Mommies love that!)
So how do you get a hold of them? There are 3 easy ways:
:: stop in the store
:: call the store 651.552.6077
:: or email the store firstname.lastname@example.org
We'll ask you some questions about what you're looking for and in 2 business days, you'll be emailed some drawings to choose from for final approval. In 1-2 weeks, your very own, personalized, handmade baby onesie will be ready for the one-of-a-kind baby in your life.
Colors to choose from are white, green, light blue, yellow, pink (as shown), and lavender. Sizes vary by color. (Please allow more time for colors/sizes that aren't in stock)
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
My daughter Adelyn inspires me to be creative. I look at her tiny nose, tiny fingers, tiny toes, and hear her tiny coos and I'm filled with creativity. She gives me a reason for doing what I'm good at. She puts the world in perspective.
What gives you inspiration? What makes your world go round? I've discovered motherhood. Those that want to get it but don't...you will. It will be an epiphany. I had one when I had my daughter.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Summers in Minnesota means that it's wedding season. Let Ekcetera help you create your save the dates, wedding invitations, or wedding programs! We have been working on quite a few recently, and we are here to help you create your dream invitations. Here's to the happy couple!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Do your most recent family photos look something like this?
If so, Ekcetera can help!
Now is a great time to check out our DIY studio, when the lazy days of summer are approaching and the kids are home from school.
:: Do Grandma and Grandpa have a birthday coming up? Use the studio and our professional lighting and backdrops to show them how much the kids have grown. Pets welcome! So bring in the family dog/cat/turtle...
:: Parents of Seniors: Use our studio to take your child's grad photos. It's much cheaper and way more fun than most other places. Use Photoshop on our computers to doctor them up and add effects. Wanna print them? Use our state-of-the-art printers. Need help? Our staff is happy to help you along to make your Senior photos fabulous.
:: Expecting or already arrived? Announce to the world that your bundle of joy is here by using our DIY studio. Use those photos and place them in our *new* baby announcement cards. Our amazing graphic designers have been working for months on these cute announcements. Shoot, print, send - it's that easy (not to mention, fun.)
Here's what you need to know:
:: $24.99 for 1 hour in the photo studio
-we require a minimun of 30 min. of use-
:: $14.99 for the use of our SLR camera
-this includes a free disc with all your photos-
:: You're welcome to bring in your own camera, however, we do recommend that it's an SLR
:: and call to reserve a time/date 651.552.6077
We hope to see you soon!
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Could Winter finally be gone? Spring brings new life in nature and in the Garrett family as well! My husband, Dan, and I are so blessed to be expecting our first child on May 21. My pregnancy thus far has been going well. Over the last several months we have prepared for the coming of our daughter and we couldn't be more excited for her arrival in a few short weeks.
What does this mean for Ekcetera? Only a few (hopefully) minor inconveniences. I am not taking a formal maternity leave, but rather, will recover at home for a short while and be available on a limited basis. I am confident that my staff will do a fantastic job in helping you, our cherished customers, with your needs. We sincerely appreciate your patience while I recover physically and get acquainted with our new little one.
I would also like to take this opportunity to let you know about some exciting things happening at Ekcetera. As you may have noticed, we have not been sending out a workshop calendar in the last few months. I have been the primary instructor for classes and have been using the time to rest. We have some fantastic ideas for new workshops and classes. We hope to try some of our ideas in the Fall. In the meantime, feel free to schedule a one-on-one session with myself or one of our staff to learn more about your topic of interest.
The Design Studio ~ Coming Soon!
Many of you may not be aware of our commercial graphic and web design services. For the past two years, we offered these services from our design office in St. Paul. Now, our design studio is moving to Inver Grove Heights! Watch for the studio to open inside the Inver Grove Heights store. We will continue to offer all of our commercial and personal design services such as small business design, as well as wedding invitations, baby announcements, etc.!
In addition to the exciting move, there are several other things happening in the near future:
- New merchandise arriving all summer
- Expansion of paper and stationery offerings
- A new website featuring community message boards
- New Ekcetera-designed products
We are very excited to see how these changes unfold over the next several months. We ask for your patience with my pregnancy and the other items. We'll continue to do our best to provide high quality service to you however we can.
Thank you so much for your business! Your support means so much to us.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
"Well," the rabbit said, "I'm westing."
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
For each item you bring in, you'll receive 25% off one item at Ekcetera. So, if you bring 3 cans, you will receive 25% off three items. Not valid on photo studio rental, classes, computer lab, software titles, or special orders. Now through March 31!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
©2008, Ekcetera Productions, LLC.
Designer: Vanessa Kimball
Amanda and I go way back. Our families have been friends forever and we grew up across the street from each other. We used to play in our driveways performing little plays and dances for our parents. What patience they had to watch us and put up with all of the little girl drama we had!
I was excited to help when Amanda came to us for Save the Dates. She and Josh had their engagement photos done at Milestones Photography in Fargo, ND. They are fantastic! They did my wedding photos there as well. I highly recommend them.
Here's the magnet (on the left) mounted on the postcard that will be mailed in a matching pink envelope. They were pleased with the result, as were we. Congratulations Amanda & Josh!
Posted by Kelly (even though it says Vanessa at the bottom!)
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
- Fresh, re-designed websites for both the main site and the shopping site
- Ekcetera branded stationery (notecards, announcements, invites, etc) fresh from our creative brains!
- A merchandise refresh in the store
- Some great new tools for use in the DIY computer lab - we're hoping to make lots of stationery DIYers very excited!
We don't have specific timelines for these things, but we'll be sure to keep you posted as they happen.
Until then...keep being creative!