Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Anniversary Crop Information

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to give you all the lowdown on our visiting Prima Donnas.

Read all the juicy details below:

Our 2nd Anniversary Crop is scheduled for August 8-10th. The first crop will begin on
Friday, August 8th and run from 5-11 pm. This crop is limited to 32 croppers. The fun continues on Saturday, August 9th at 9 am all the way till Sunday, August 10th ...until 9 pm - that's right the store will remain open for 34 consecutive hours. All together the 3 days offer 40 hours of open crop time.

The Guest Designers are Sharon and Brittany Laakonen.
The entire 3 day event is $175.00 and includes:

All of the following meals:
-2 breakfast- Saturday and Sunday
-2 lunch - Saturday and Sunday
-3 dinners - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
TWO Goodie Bags
-That's right - one from us and one from our many sponsors. Last year we had 11 sponsors and this year we are hoping to break that record. PRIMA has already confirmed their sponsorship!
But that's not all we are also combining our CHA Crop with our Anniversary Crop- so imagine the prizes, and goodies. Last CHA Crop we had over 100 prizes - we are hoping to break that record, too.
Two classes - one with each Prima Instructor
Various make n takes
-The Prima Donnas have created various make-n-takes to complete with you...that's right 4-1 time with each designer.
Can It Get Any Better?
Of course it can...if you sign up for all 3 days, additional classes will be $35 each ($10.00 off).
As a grand prize- someone will win a 50% off shopping spree for an entire hour.
Previous winners have loved it...you could be next!
Classes will be available at $45.00 each and are on a first come - first serve basis.
It's Clearly Summer! - Clear albums look amazing, but can be a bit intimidating. Join Sharon Laakkonen as she shows you a few tips and tricks to creating a fabulous, Prima-filled, Summer Time mini-album! Flowers, ribbon, clear patterned tape, flocked letters, Say It In Crystals and other gorgeous Prima products will be used to create your very own scalloped Build-A-Book!

Chalk It Up- Create a beautiful layout wall-hanging with Prima's embossed 12x12 chipboard sheets and other dazzling products. Sharon will show you a fast and easy chalking technique that creates the base, while additional Prima products finish this one-of-a-kind layout off with style! As a bonus an extra 12x12 chipboard sheet will be included for you!

It's In the Cards - Four cards...all filled with beautiful Prima products...Voila lace, flowers, die-cut felt, ribbon, crystals...they will all be a part of this amazing class! Join Brittany Laakkonen as she teaches you some of her favorite card designs made from her favorite products! If you have never tried card-making before then this is the time to jump in.

His, Hers and Ours - This three layout class will focus on a feminine layout, a masculine layout and a final layout that can be used for any theme! Each layout will be loaded up with Prima products hand-picked by Brittany! Join this talented, young scrapper for a technique-driven class that is HIP & FUN!!

Please note that each class is limited to 12 students!
Three day attendees will be given priority sign-up.

ALSO, since this event is being combined with our CHA Crop we will also have atleast 10 new lines available for you fresh from CHA-Summer and an onscene amount of prizes - including some of the greatest picks around.

Congratulations to Renee D. for correctly identifying our 2 Guest Designers! She won a FREE class.

Watch the blog for additional information!

I will also be updating the list of sponsors as they confirm.

We have 1 yes and 4 maybes already - YIPPEE!

Email me at dee@deescrapbookstore.com to sign up or for further details.

PLEASE NOTE THAT A $25.00 deposit is required to guarantee your spot and only 20 people will be able to sign for all 3 days. We already have 2 people signed up and 5 classes spoken for in just a few hours. Don't miss out - you will love them.

Check out their Prima blogs at
for Sharon
for Brittany

OR there two peas blogs at:
Sharon's 2 Peas in A Bucket Link:

Brittany's 2 Peas In A Bucket link:

Have fun taking a look.

Sneak peaks of our classes will be available soon. They are creating one of a kind projects for us never seen before. Yippee!

I hope to have a little more info tomorrow. I will post as I hear.


Thursday, June 12, 2008

June Challenge

Hi Everyone,
I know I have been lax in my updating of this page, but the end of the school year can do that to you. With the last day of school just a few days away...I am so glad to say that I will spend a lot more time in the store catering to your every need (okay, with more scrapbooking on the side, of course).
But I digress, I am here to tell you what our next challenge is, so read on....
As I sit here thinking about the end of the year, a smile crosses over my face as I think about all the progress my students and my own children have made this year. This has been an awesome year. My baby girl is finally reading well, my 4th grader is reading for pleasure, and my 2nd grader is finally in the honor roll. It has been a real battle this year, but darn it it was well worth it. I wouldn't change a thing. A few months ago my second oldest, Albert, asked me, if I could change anything what would it be. I thought about this for a few seconds and quickly blurted out "Nothing...I like who I am right now, this moment in my life. I am so lucky. Besides, if I changed something it might mean that I wouldn't have any of you and that would not be right with me."
At 38, I have to admit that I have weighed the pros and cons of my life and I am so sure that this is exactly where I want to be. I wouldn't change a thing. The good, the bad and the ugly have made me who I am. And who I am is pretty lucky...broke, exhausted, stretched thin, tired, cranky, oh but so LUCKY.
Darn it, it's been a good year.
So, where's the challenge, you might ask, keep on reading...
I challenge you to do the same, create a layout that tell me what makes you you...
the coffee before sunrise, to the sound of the ocean while you sleep, or just your love of chocolate ( this one is going on my list). What makes you YOU. My layout will be up by the 30th - so e-mail me a jpeg or bring it in for me to photograph. All entries will be posted on this page next month.
Have fun.
Winner will be picked at random from all entries made and will recieve an ADORABLE mini tote.
Talk soon,