It all began on 12th May 2003. Bryant was born with severe brain injury. Thereon began a life akin to hospitals and more hospitals. Doctors told us that Bryant would not live long. Typically a baby with so severe injuries hardly makes it much through childhood. We then started journaling everything about Bryant, his days spent in the hospitals and his journey to the world.
Our first scrapbook was nothing at all like the typical scrapbook. We didn't know what preservation was all about so we used colorful papers we found in gift shops! Of course those were not acid free at all! Scrapbooking was unheard of in Malaysia and so the typical scrapbook shops don't exist here!
We chanced upon Scrapbooking while browsing the web one day! We were looking for more colorful and patterned papers and saw that it was listed under the Scrapbooking section on ebay.
There we discovered that embellishments and ribbons were popular in scrapbooks. From then on, we became addicted to ribbons!!! We bought so much ribbons whenever we traveled to various countries and eventually had to sell some so that we could buy more!
Naturally ebay became our selling platform and the logo Scrap-n-Crop was coined as we thought of a name for our ebay store. Our ribbons quickly became an instant hit with the ebayers. As resources here are still scarce and our collection of scrapbook items continued to grow we then decided to set up an online store.
Scrap-n-Crop's goal is to provide a source of fairly priced scrapbook products and to provide gainful employment to friends and families of brain-injured children. As we continue to build working relationships with other international scrapbook suppliers, we also continue to build our Scrap-n-Crop brand.
We prefer to source from businesses that are actively involved in helping the under privileged and continue to create awareness for brain-injured children. We promote Scrapbooking as a therapeutic hobby, as a wonderful way to journal our lives, be it happy or sad moments. As well as ribbons, we hope to increase our product line gradually as and when the opportunity arises. We hope to one day be qualified and ready for conventions such as CHA and Memory Trends.
Thank you for stopping by and for shopping with us. We hope to continue to satisfy our customers with our premium brands. We would love to hear from you, as that will be the only way for us to know how best we can serve you.
A LITTLE UPDATE
On 1st November 2012, I hung up my hat and swapped (no pun intended) from selling interest bearing papers to acid free papers full time. I decided to spend a little more time wiht the family.
Bryant passed away on 21st May 2013, exactly 10 years 9 days after his birthday (on his Chinese birthday). We continue our journey in memory of Bryant. Bryant, we miss you sooo much! Love, Mum!