Sunday, September 24, 2006


I can hardly believe it!
WINK News just left and they were just wonderful. Lindsay is so sweet. She actually made me cry! She also spent a ton of money on supplies...seeing she is a month away from her wedding to Nick.

The funniest thing happened about a minute after the second taping...someone called to find out where we were and said, we would see them today. They made my day.

We are also trying to see if we can get Judd Cribbs to come out to our Pajama Crop next month...wouldn't that be hilarious. I hear he really loves all those fun little segments he does.

Well, the fancy pants finally made it here on Wednesday and although it was beautiful I am upset it took so long. It actually should have been here last week, if it wasn't for the fact that they didn't confirm the address and they sent it to another DEE Scrapbook Store in Kentucky. Can you believe it, there's another one.
Never would have "thunk it".

We also got the new stuff in from K and Company and that is gorgeous! We also got in the New Paper Salon. But my favorite is still the Huge Chipboard from Fancy Pants. I love the all stitched-up line from Paper Salon and the decorate it stamp from them...I also love the photo cube from K and Co. and their little jewel chipboard it's awfully cute...what am I talking about...I love it all. We also have a lot of stuff coming in next week...including more Queen & Co., the new cherryarte, new Pebbles, etc, and the CHA Released Colorbok albums. I'm in heaven.

Wow, since the last time I blogged, we also got the new Crate paper, Scenic Route, the MME stuff, and American Crafts. It's hard to believe it's now 7 weeks since we opened and we already had to buy more racks...10 more to be fit 300 more sheets of paper and 2 racks from MME that fit another 128 papers.

When did this all happen...I still can't believe it. Well, I better go, it's almost time to open the store for the day and I still have to clean up the mess.


Sunday, September 10, 2006

Hey everyone,

It's hard to believe that it's been a week since my last entry. That just lets you know how busy the store is and how many new goodies have been arriving on a daily basis. I have also gotten a few great comments about how unbelievable it is in here and "how they can't believe how much the store changes every time they come in". THANK YOU. But, their are still more changes in store! We have had such a huge reception that I went a little paper crazy and now I had to buy even more paper racks. Can you believe it? It's been only 5 weeks. Wow!

The lastest arrivals took me into Friday evening (11:53 p.m. to be exact) but, it's finally all in. The new MME lines came in and I can't decide which one I like better. The transparencies are beautiful (Bohemia Collection), all the little tags (Signature Collection) are incredible. My favorite is the one that says "if found please return to ..." tag. This has my son written all over it. As for the gems(Bohemia), wow, at 1.29 thats awesome. Their other two lines are great, too. The diecuts for Front Porch and the vintage colors are cool. Everyday tango also has these great looking papers for altering, including a teal colored page that has a huge circle pattern in it and a heritage feel. We also got the new Scenic Route in. Both the lines are gorgeous, but if you are into that graphic/altered look you will love their Capetown Line. They also changed the packaging on their chipboard. Cute. And anyone who knows me knows I am really into the chipboard now. So, I'm just drooling. And at double-sided a steal. But, I will have to state the truth, I am currently in love with the new doodle inspired rub-ons from American Crafts. And their new Play lines are HOT (more double-sided values). You know me always being thrifty. Got to, so I can have more to spend. OOPS, did I say that outloud...don't tell my husband...he thinks I have gone over the deep end. Well maybe just a little bit. LOL.
I also want to thank all of our customers who have been spreading the word. Your referrals are greatly appreciated. I really am grateful. Thank you for making our first month a great success....keep telling your friends.

I wanted to thank our three shoppers who have already gotten to their frquent buyer credit. Ellie H., Jennifer S. and Jennifer E. Ellie is actually approaching her 2nd $20.00 credit. One more strong visit should put her over the top. Good luck!

And to those of you who are thrifty shoppers, ask me about tips on getting more for your money. I have samples in the store on how to get more out of your stock and plan to put a flyer together on the subject...or maybe you want to share an idea with fellow customers...I'd be glad to add them in. As for the crops, we have a big one coming up on the's a 12 hour one and it is being catered by Jason's Deli. Great prizes and goody bags. So, don't forget to sign up atleast 48 hours in advance. You can also e-mail us to put you on the list, but we need your food order as well. Remember 48 hours in advance.

I am also looking for a part-time clerk/scrapbooker. For Wednesdays and Fridays. Okay pay but great benefits.

As for new stuff, I am expecting Fancy Pants this week, One-Heart...One Mind and a copule of other things I can't remember right now.

My pet peeve today has to be Crate paper...can you believe that I got an e-mail yesterday (saturday) that thier was a problem with the shipper and the product did not ship as per his conversation with Jen on Tuesday that it would ship out on Monday. Can you believe that? It's the second time they have changed the delivery date. Real cute! I don't know why they aren't just honest with customers. Their are just too many companies that are willing to ship on time to bother spending time and money on companies that lie about it. Oh well, at this point I just feel that some places I can't order from and only Crate paper comes through this week...I might never order from them again. Here's hoping, because their paper is gorgeous.

Well, I've got to finish my 2nd stoer sample today. My goal 5...yeah right.


Monday, September 04, 2006

Just thinking out loud.


I can barely wait till tomorrow. I can't wait to get my hands on the new MME stuff...from the gorgeous double sided paper to the chipboard titles and the bling bling (jem brads) that coordinates with their paper lines.

It was shipped UPS, so it should be in the building by 1:30 and Jen will be inputting the items as soon as she can, hopefully, by the time I come in, all the items should be ready to walk out the door. I can't wait to get my hands on them. They look beautiful.

And the technique tuesday stuff should be here any day this week as well as the crate paper. The scenic route paper should be in on Thursday, and it's gorgeous. I also got a whole bunch of their chipboard and their rub-ons. Your going to love it. American Crafts is also on the way.

My pet peeve this week...Fontwerks, I have e-mailed them various times (4 to be exact) and called them twice, I sent over my documents and I still haven't heard from them. I sent them a final notice of my order. I will not be contacting them here's hoping that they will acknowledge my order and get it out to me asap. Keep your fingers crossed.

I actually got 4 layouts done at Saturdays crop. Can you believe it? Two with the new Autumn leaves papers, I just couldn't resist it.

The wall is up and it looks good. I still need to get more hooks for the rest of the stuff coming in like the rub-ons and chipboard from Scenic Route. So, I'll be hitting home depot before make sure you get access as soon as possible.

Don't forget our crop this weekend is on Friday from 6 to midnight for 6.00 (half a table) or 10.00 (whole table). As always, 10% off your purchases when you are here for a paid crop.

Well, I've got to go, I'm e-mailing American craft to confirm delivery date...their new rub-ons are awesome.



Saturday, September 02, 2006

Labor Day Weekend

Hi, Can you believe it, we got their (Cosmo Cricket) chipboard yesterday and it's gorgeous. The naked cigar boxes are HOTTT!!!! I also got confirmation that Scenic Route will be here Thursday and that MME's 9 BOXES will be here on Tuesday...YIIIPPPEEEE. Technique Tuesday also billed me, but I haven't received the tracking number so I'm not able to confirm it's delivery. Fancy Pants is still claiming that I will receive it early the following week...let's hope that's true, because their large chipboard swirls are to die for. And their paper is absolutely gorgeous. My husband is in the store today adding more display space, we are running our of room for all our new "gizmos" and gadgets. We are also going to color code that area since we got such great review on our system. We have rearranged a whole bunch of other stuff as well. It looks great. Hopefully, I will get a chance to work on some of the new layouts for the store tonight, including those with the new scenic route chipboard. Unfortunately, I am going to have to wait for the paper to come to do to those.