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Old 04-20-2012, 09:56 PM   #1
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Has anyone done business with Happy Scrappy before? They have a good deal on Cheery Lynn dies this weekend but I don't know how they got my name.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:11 PM   #2
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Yes and I had no issues. Happy Shopping.
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:49 AM   #3
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:56 AM   #4
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Just to make sure....this is the site I recommend. Is it the same?
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:38 AM   #5
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It is a wonderful company and great service.
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:43 PM   #6
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Hi, all - Happy Scrappin' Scrapbooking is not the same company. This one is Happy Scrappy- Online Boutique for all your Card Making, Scrap Booking and Paper Crafting Needs!

I've placed the order and will let you all know how it goes.
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Great service and fast free shipping!
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Hi, all - Happy Scrappin' Scrapbooking is not the same company. This one is Happy Scrappy- Online Boutique for all your Card Making, Scrap Booking and Paper Crafting Needs!

I've placed the order and will let you all know how it goes.
`HOW DID IT GO WITH HAPPY SCRAPPY?
Recently, I got an email from them giving 50% off for going out of business sale. I placed an order for CHEERY LYNN dies. I hope this company is not trying to rip me off. Please tell what your experience is with them. THANK YOU!
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I know Happy Scrappy and recommend them. I've ordered 2-3 times with nothing but ease and quick too! I received an email this week about 50% off, but don't remember anything about going out of business. I'll have to go back and re-read it. Can't say for you, but honestly, if it were me, I'd feel comfortable ordering from them either way. Based on my past experience, I wouldn't have any reason to feel that they wouldn't honor an order based on going out of business. Did I make sense, LOL?
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I checked it out and just had to come back to say that Darlene F is correct. They are going out of business, and they are offering 50% off.

I placed an order too. No worries.
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I GOT MY ORDER FROM HAAPYSCRAPPY AND I CAN'T WAIT TO PLAY WIYH THESE DIES!
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Glad to hear it, Darlene F. I got a shipping notice on mine too; should be here just after Labor Day.
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Is there a code to use for 50% off?

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Never mind! I emailed them for the code and then placed an order! They are out of several things I would have liked, but I found a few things left.

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Happy Scrappy sold Cheery Lynn dies CHEAP because they were stolen!! The owners are Russian nationalists here on work visas and have been arrested!! They were employees of Cheery Lynn and stole their customer lists...They opened up again as Crafty Ann. I wouldn't give them any more money
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Happy Scrappy sold Cheery Lynn dies CHEAP because they were stolen!! The owners are Russian nationalists here on work visas and have been arrested!! They were employees of Cheery Lynn and stole their customer lists...They opened up again as Crafty Ann. I wouldn't give them any more money

I just got this email today from Cheery Lynn Designs, the actual owners of Cheery Lynn Dies:

" Hello Valued Customers,

Michael and Bj Dywan, here, owners of Cheery Lynn Designs, with an important message that we hope you will take a moment to read. We hope this message will help you avoid becoming a victim.

Have you previously purchased dies from Happy Scrappy? Are you now buying dies from Crafty Ann? The owners of these companies are Viktor and Inna Shmylenko.

Attached is an arrest record on Viktor Shmyhlenko. Unfortunately, he is our former employee.

Viktor and his wife, Inna, are foreign nationals brought to the US by Michael to start their lives over in an atmosphere of opportunity. Michael met Viktor while traveling in the Ukraine. He hired Viktor as a tour guide and interpreter. Then and over the next three years they forged a friendship and Michael helped Viktor obtain a limited work Visa. This was an opportunity of a lifetime for Viktor and his wife to have a better life. Little did we know how much of an opportunist Viktor would turn out to be! The opportunity quickly became another opportunity to take advantage of trust in order to advance themselves to a luxurious life.

Oh, and by the way, when the paperwork was started to obtain a work visa, Viktor was married to another woman. He divorced her and married Inna within a few short weeks prior to coming to the US. Inna has not been allowed to work in the US because she did not obtain a work Visa.

We (Michael and Bj) supplied the couple with a furnished apartment and a vehicle, helped them find their bearings in the US, and treated them like family. They shared many meals at our table and were included in holiday family gatherings. Viktor was a trusted employee, who was given the keys to our shop and free reign to come and go at will.

Instead of being grateful, he utterly betrayed that trust. Within a short time, he moved from the apartment to a larger home, then later moved to a lavish home, but we never knew about it until his arrest. He had told us that he was sharing a home with another Russian couple to save on expenses.

Viktor set up a wholesale account with Cheery Lynn, under the name of Happy Scrappy, with a fake name and identity and fake resale license. He pretended to be Alex Domann, a deaf mute from Romania. The address he used for the business turned out to be a vacant building in Michigan. Then he proceeded to steal a staggering amount of dies over the course of the next two years and sold them on the Happy Scrappy site at huge discounts.

The value of goods stolen was over $300.000.00. Viktor stole Cheery Lynn's customer list and used email flyers to contact the customers with sales promotions. Before his arrest in Sept 2013, he sold $46,000 worth of Cheery Lynn dies in the month of August alone! Of course, he could offer huge discounts because he was selling stolen goods.

The police confiscated two computers from Viktor's home during his arrest, which revealed over 2,400 invoices, totaling $237,000 in sales of stolen Cheery Lynn dies! The detective told us that Viktor had 11 bank accounts!

When our employees saw all of the dies that we brought back from the police station that were confiscated from Viktor's home, they were astonished at the vastness of his greed. They were angry and bitter and overwhelmed with emotion to think that someone among them had done such a thing. And to realize that this was just a small portion of what he stole and sold, that was even harder to comprehend! Those same hard working employees had to forgo raises and bonuses because Viktor was stealing the profits.

In September of 2012, Viktor was arrested and charged with a Class II felony. He was held without bail. He was sentenced to one year in jail and ordered to pay restitution, starting in Oct 2013 of $2,000 a month for six years while being on 'intensive' probation. Given his history, we think it is highly unlikely we will ever receive any restitution.

This brings me to why we are writing you. We have learned that, in November, 2012, Viktorís wife, Inna, began another on-line business called Crafty-Ann. Crafty Ann We strongly suspect that Viktor is involved in this business.

They ordered dies from China and with the help of Cheery Lynn Designs mailing lists, they have contacted our customers over the last six months.

There is a lot more to this story but for the sake of not writing a whole book, we have just covered a few of the important points. Our goal is to warn our friends and customers who are already buying product from Crafty Ann or might be considering doing business with them.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please feel free to call us.

Sincerely,
Michael and Bj Dywan
Cheery Lynn Designs

877-897-7575"
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Bugga - I just now posted asking if anyone else got this email! I wasn't sure whether it was bona fide. It didn't look like an "official" company email, just a letter. So I guess it is the real deal. What a story!
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Now I feel awful that I bought from them!
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I got the message too and am so upset that I ordered from them and recommended them.
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Bugga - I just now posted asking if anyone else got this email! I wasn't sure whether it was bona fide. It didn't look like an "official" company email, just a letter. So I guess it is the real deal. What a story!
Rachel, for what it's worth, I just looked up Michael Dywan, who is listed as one of the owners of Cheery Lynn Dies in the email. Cheery Lynn dies is a division of PMA Photometals in Arizona, and I found this listing for the company with Dywan as president.

My email also had an attached "rap sheet" for the Russian thief who evidentally was charged and convicted.

I think the email is legit.

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You know, looking back at earlier posts in this thread about Happy Scrappy in 2012, it looks like they were having a "going out of business" sale. Guess that is because the crooks were going to jail.
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Hey guys, just to be sure that the email I posted was legit, I contacted the Cheery Lynn Design company. I just received this response:

Hi Annette,

Yes, it is indeed legit. We have all the documents to prove it.

Thank you for being cautious.


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Don't feel too bad. I had heard about "Crafty Ann" a while back and whoever had spoken to Michael & Bj about it were told (by them) that they had no hard feelings towards people that unknowingly bought these stolen goods. I am sure they also have no hard feelings towards people that also unwittingly bought from this new incarnation. I think that's why they sent the email out to their customer list. I'm sure they know that the vast majority of people out there that like their dies would not knowingly buy stolen goods.
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I received an email from them as well. Looks pretty legit to me.
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I emailed BJ, the owner of Cheery Lynn Designs, and she verified that the email is legitimate. If you are looking to buy things from Crafty Ann, be advised that you may not get your order if those folks are on their way to jail and/or deported back to Russia.

My advice? Buy directly from Cheery Lynn Designs or from any of their approved retailers. One that I know and trust is Classy Cards 'n Such. Never be afraid to email the owners of Cheery Lynn Designs to ask if such-and-such company is one of their legitimate retailers.
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This is awful!!
I know that Joan's Garden orders directly from Cheery Lynn and Mike has done a couple of Videos for Joan Fricker the owner. You can trust Joan
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