Sunday, November 19, 2006

Heather is gone....

Hey everyone,

But,she will be back. I have asked her to come back out ...and she said yes, she would come back.

But, it loooks like we are going to get another Hall-of-Famer in our midst pretty soon. I am working on getting Angelia Wigginton here in February to help celebrate our 6 month anniversary. Heather said she is only 1 of 3 women who have been on the four major magazine design teams and she is one of them. WOOOOOOOWWWWWWW.

I am actually going to give her a call today and see if we can get this set-up today. Look out for the details. We will post them as soon as we can.

And for anyone who wasn't able to attend the classes we purchased additional kits from Heather that you can buy at the, come in and ask about them. They have pictures and detailed instructions and the little tin for the vintage class is so cute. Also, if anyone is interested in sending Heather a thank you card, I will be sending her a personal thank you in the coming week and I will be happy to send your also.

Also, I want to thank eveyone for all the wonderful birthday wishes. Can't wait till next year.

I also want to remind everyone that we are taking names for the Girlfriends Crop and the goodie bags are getting better by the minute. Their is something in there for everyone.

I also am taking names for the Mommy and Me Crop. This is not just for kids bring your teenager or your adult daughter it will be a great time for all. The goodies for this crop are also amazing and it includes an 8x8 album of your choice.

As for the Christmas Crop we are hoarding all the goodies so you will not have any of the items in your stash. So, shop away.

Anyone interested in a low-budget job with great perks? Then, Dee's could be the place for you. I am looking for a creative spirit that loves all things altered. If this could be you call me we are working on setting up an An All Things Altered Group and need a dedicated Designer for a monthly club class.

Oops, I almost forgot to mention that we are also having a FLEA Market at the store. Table rentals are $10.00 but you MUST MAN your own table on Saturday December 2nd. Come one come all. Great Stuff.

You must also check out our class calendar it is just brimming with stuff to do.

Also, we got some gorgeous glitter paper from Fiskars for Valentine's Day...a must see. We also got the cutest monkey paper and Vegas paper. Oh and some great Disney paper...a must see.

Also, Shannon's card class is filling up fast for Christmas Cards. You will complete 4 cards and the cost is $20.00. It's on December 1.

For those of you who think you are up to the challenge we also have a Designer's Challenge class coming up. It is for medium to advance scrappers only.

We are also offering a series of "What to do with...." classes for our seasoned scrappers who want to learn techniques and multiple uses for a variety of paint and chipboard...move from the basics to the hot, hot, hot.

I also wanted to remind everyone about the Thanksgiving Challenge/Contest. Don't forget to get your entries in by November 30th. We still have 3 kits available if you are interested. They are really cute and Jen did a great job putting them together.

I am very lucky to be surrounded by great people. Thank you all.


Saturday, November 11, 2006

Is someone out there?

I can't believe it. I actually got a response from someone on my last! That's 3 since we went online. I really thought I was just rambling on to myself, but it seems a lot more people are reading these and just haven't responded until now. Well, don't I feel special! I just wished they would have responded with an e-mail, I love to respond one to one it is so much more personal. As it turns out I had misspelled Quickutz (which has been corrected) but that's what happens when you are constantly on the go. Life is hectic. But a thanks go out to the person who showed me the error of my ways.

Onto some hot news, the card class was just wonderful. Shannon is such a nice lady.
We still have some spots left (3) in our doodling class tomorrow so if you can make it, call me tonight before midnight at the store (Crop Night). As for Heather Preckel Day, I only have 3 more spots left for the Flower Pot Memories Crop and I have 1 in the Creative Inspirations Class, 4 in the lets get vintage class, and 4 in the Fabrications class. I need to know by Monday night - I have to e-mail her with the final numbers. If you are interested and have not been able to stop by, respond to this blog or e-mail me at

We just got in all the KI Joyful Collection...cute as always.
We also got the Tool Taxi from Fiskars and their Christmas paper is on the way.
We also got some dance and travel papers and the bazzill blooms.

I want to thank all of our customers who just are so wonderful. I love to hear all the great things, but if their is anything that is a problem. Please let me know...customer service is very important to me.

On that note, I also want to tell everyone that we are having a Cricut Pre-season sale. We will order yours with a $50.00 deposit for the special price of $229.99 plus tax...and all cartridges at a cost of $70.00 per cartridge. So get your orders in before this sale is over on December 8th.

I also wanted to thank Jen for her great work with the contest kit for November.Their is a great picture on the website so check it out.

See ya,

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Hot News

Have you stopped by yet?

I am just so exited about all the new stuff going on. The excitement is just building. Only 8 more days until Heather's crash landing. I really don't know what to do with myself. She is such a terrific person...and getting to live the dream. I was just reading her blog and you can tell how nice she really is on it. That's what I want...that readers can feel it through my words...all the love, all the passion, all the jazz. We already got in the transparencies from Hambly Screen Prints and you wouldn't believe how gorgeous they are. I can't wait to use them myself. I think I am signing up for that class for myself. It's so right now. You can't help but be pulled in. And who called this trend, my designer Ellie, since the first day she walked into my store, she said that I had to get them and now I see why.

As for anyone who has been in the store and heard my ramblings on the know I have been dead on with all of them and this week I am making some more predictions. Read along and let me know which you agree with and which you think are just awful? Then, we'll sit back and laugh about it in 6 months.

For one I LOVE the CRICUT I think it is going to surpass the Quickutz.
Altered anything is hot, CI, Maya Roads and Imaginisce are proving that once again, wait to you see their new altered dress forms, tins and swirls....HOT, HOT, HOT. Oh and all the metals from Imaginisce ...anyone working on anything heritage must have them now. You'll see them in the store very soon BEAUTIFUL.
As for colors I predicted the black and whites, then turqouise and brown, followed by the pinks (which are the hot color right now), and my next color choice is a toss up between blue/green and very elegant colors like silver, grey, long as there is GLITTER, GLITTER, wil be all the rave...I have a great glitter line coming, can't wait to get my hands on it.

I also feel that we are going to extremes...I see a split between people who are about all things flat....hence the overlays from Hambly and those who are all about 3D....hence Maya Road's tins and swirls.

Let's see who wins out.
Only the future will tell.

As for the store, we are bursting at the seams. I don't even have one spare rack to put paper on. I'm working on that though, so look out for more changes. I have gotten great reviews on the ABC wall. Now, you need to come by and see the Class Samples, Crop Corner and Contest Corner. I just heard about this PUB CALLS and I posted a contest by Piggy Tales (which we currently have in the store...HOT). We also got the Pink Martini Designs and beautiful blossoms from Bazzill. Too much to tell.

Come by and don't forget to sign up for our big Heather Day as well as Shannon's card class on Friday night and Jen's doodling class on Sunday afternoon.
Oh, and we have just announced some great crops during the break... A Xmas Extravaganza , a Mommy and Me Crop, and A Girlfriends Crop that is going to leave you laughing till you cry. Stop by for details.

See ya,