Saturday, August 29, 2009

Yep, we are staying open to crop tonight...

I've got 4 ladies joining me tonight, so if you can make it or just want to pick up some things come on in we will be here till 11 pm. Plus, I actually got some layouts done with some of the brand new kaiser and have them with me if you want to take a peak. We also have a new double dee for the week from Sharon that is really adorable. Oh, and let's not forget the beautiful paper we just got in from CI - and the glitter alphabet is just so cute. Some this stuff is already limited. One more if you ordered any of the scrapbook trends or cards magazines they are here now - so come on in and pick them up. If not I still have one of each available and at 40% off you can't go wrong.

Write soon,


Friday, August 14, 2009

Crop tonight

hey ladies,

it looks like we are cropping tonight. I got four on the list - so we are staying open till 11. So, if you haven't gotten a chance to come and check out all the latest arrivals or my latest creations come in and check it out. I am gaga over all the new stuff. I have a million ideas in my head and just a few hours before I go back to work on Monday. Oh, boy! So, what I get done will probably be the only things I will get done for the next month. Don't miss out.

Also, don't forget our store hours are changing this week.
We will be open open monday - saturday 11 - 4 pm. Plus, we will be open on our crop nights till 11 pm. let us know what you think...

write soon,

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Important News...

1. I will be closing early today - some urgent business I have to take care of - so I am closing at 3:30 pm - today only. We will be open tomorrow until 5:30 or 11 if we get enough croppers.

2. We are updating our store hours next week to 11 am to 4 pm Monday - Saturday. Yep, we are going to try Mondays again - if it doesn't work out then we will go back to Tuesday through Saturday. Does it make better sense? Let us know what you think.
Nothing is written in stone!!! Plus, we will be open late, till 11 pm, on Crop Nights.

3. I just got confirmation that the craft mats shipped and they are scheduled to arrive on Monday. If you pre-ordered them please stop by this weekend and prepay them to guarantee that we hold it for you. We only have 7 that shipped - so don't miss out.

4. Our monthly kits will be available next weekend!

5. We still have room for our crop tomorrow - so if you are interested don't wait too long - if I don't have a group of 4 I will need to cancel.

6. We are working on a big all day workshop where you could get 3- 6 project done in one day. Save the dates November 13th and 14th. It will be awesome!!!

If I remember anything else I will update this post with it.

Write soon,


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

More new stuff

Yep, some more thickers just came in - the daydream font in several colors as well as the tiny alpha in black from my little shoe box. So, come check them out along with all the other new stuff we got in this week - the TC friendship, all the websters, and the cupcake bday from doodlebug have all been super popular!!!

My count:

I know it has been a long time since i updated my count but here it is:

LO 350 oh brother
LO 351 sci-fi night
LO 352 scary
LO 353 nails
lo 354 bathing beauties
lo 355 El beso de Judas
lo 356 everything that I need to know I learned from my dad
lo 357 the locks
lo 358 Remember this
lo 359 1st grade awards
lo 360 the new house
Book 7
lo 361 priceless - 10 tiny toes
lo 362 shine (webster's pages)
lo 363 little monkey
lo 364/365 all boy
lo 366/367 Spring fling
lo 368/369 spring
lo 370/371 egg hunt
lo 372 @11
lo 373 christmas day
lo 374/375 a friend
lo 376/377 time flies
lo 378/379 my mother's tree
lo 380/381 Beach Lovers
LO 382 the ice cream zone
Lo 383 the glow
LO 384 beauty
Lo 385 my girls

Yep, I hit my first goal and now I am just 120 layouts away from getting to my second goal. This will be a real challenge since I go back to school on Monday. Then, the first month is absolutely insane. oh my. So, let's see if I can make it - keep your fingers crossed. It's going to be one heck of a ride.

Write soon,

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Wow, amazing...

This weekend was absolutely incredible. I tried really hard to make this a great weekend and it's so awesome to have such a great turnout. You were all amazing. The laughs, singing, and prize giving went really well. I have to thank all of our sponsors for being so generous. I also have to congratulate Jennie on winning the BIG prize - the Bobunny couture bag and all the goodies. Also, to Patty for winning the card challenge - great card!!! Oh, and the classes were just amazing - Vicki was absolutely incredible and has just taken sw florida by storm. We actually filled every single class and more. We don't have a single extra kit lying around. The amount of techniques she can pack into one class was just incredible. I think every single person left learning a few new tricks. Just amazing how one person can be so knowledgeable and informative. But, that's not even all of it - she has a super great personality and just sucks you in - you can talk for hours and feel like you've known her all your life - like a long lost best friend. But, the best had to be listening to her sing I like big butts from Sir Mix-a-lot. Hilarious

So, what is a girl to do because once a year is not enough - well have I got a plan in mind. Keep checking our blog for the details but mark your calendar. This November 13th and 14th we are planning a HUGE BLOWOUT CROP to celebrate my 40th birthday but that's not all we are also planning a designer event like no other. MORE DETAILS COMING SOON. You don't want to miss this!!!

Write soon,

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Oops, class supply list sorry...

Yep, I am losing it - thanks Darla for reminding me - below is the materials list for the classes - I have many of these items available for sale at the store - so if you are missing something call me and I will set it aside for you (sorry the sale does not apply to these items - they are new for this event).

Saturday, August 8th
Vintage Class @ 10:30 am
Materials required: paper trimmer, pencil, ruler, craft knife, cutting mat, wet and dry adhesive, black pen, fine tip scissors, black and brown ink pad, baby wipes, acrylic blocks, foam squares, pencil crayons, chalk and or water colour pencils to color stamps.

7 Gypsies Class @ 4 pm
Tools used in class- Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Peeled Paint Distress Ink, Fired Brick Distress Ink, Broken China Distress Ink, black alcohol ink, Ink Blending tool, craft mat, Circle Punches- 2”, 1 ¾”, 1 ½”, 1”, ½”; stapler, baby wipes, sandpaper, Bindery Punch, Threading Water Border punch, Crop-a-dile, Cuttle Bug and script embossing folder. (if you have any of these items, please bring to class. I have limited numbers to share)

Sunday, August 9th
Beyond Flowers @ 11:30 am
Materials required: paper trimmer, pencil, ruler, craft knife, cutting mat, wet and dry adhesive, black pen, fine tip scissors, black and brown ink pad, baby wipes, acrylic blocks, foam squares.

favorite things class @ 4 pm
Materials required: paper trimmer, pencil, ruler, wet and dry adhesive, black pen, fine tip scissors, black ink pad, baby wipes, acrylic blocks, sandpaper, corner rounder, 1 ½” and 2” circle punch, foam squares, stapler.

Oh, and I wanted to say I got a goodie box from Sharon our sales rep full of goodies for our Anniversary Croppers - so we have now oficially beat last years sponsors.

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Yum, yum, yum

Okay, there are so many pretties back here - that I might not get anything done today - I want to sit and keep scrappin'. But, to work I must go - don't you all want it to look pretty in here??? I know that I am excited about it. I spent the night working on sketches for the store - so although we won't be able to move into the new space before tomorrow the old store is going to look very different - a minor face lift before we go. I guess I am a little ADHD - I get bored with the look and need to start all over again - so it should be interesting what I wind up with. Don't forget to come check it out.

Please note we have special hours this week:
Thursday - 9 am to 4 pm
Friday - 3 PM to 11 PM !!!
Saturday - 10 am to 10 pm
Sunday - 11 am to 6 pm

We still have room for Sunday's crop, so if you are interested - get back to me and I will make sure that I put your kit together. We are completely full for Friday and have 1 space for Saturday - last minute cancellation - so if you want in make sure that you call with cc info to reserve your spot.

Write soon,

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

CHA Sneaks

Hi Everyone,

With a little help from my friends (thanks Kellie) I was able to get one day of cha photos up for you guys to see the sneaks of whats in and coming in the next few weeks. More to come soon. Check the link out (cut and paste it into the web adress line):

Also, the box from Webster's came in with brand new paper and even a transparency. Oh yeah. We are at 13!!! We have tied last year and prima has 2 boxes in transport to us. One is scheduled to arrive tomorrow the other on Friday. Yummy!!!

Write soon,

P.S. Let me know which are your favorites!

Designer Mojo...

Yesterday afternoon was our very first designer crop event. All 7 ladies plus myself(unfortunately Sharon had a family emergency and couldn't make it after all) scheduled our very first sample palooza and that is what we got. I am so excited for everyone to see the incredible samples that they did. It was a marathon - the diehards left at almost 12:30. Can you believe that?

We got all of these done:
Jen E 2 + one that needs photo
Renee 3 + 2 pager she is finishing up tonight
Jen S 6 + one that needs photo
Ines 6
Kellie 6
Rebecca 7
Dee 8
that's over 40 layouts if you count the photoless. Plus, we shared some of the BRAND NEW THICKERS that are arriving today for Fridays crop and you would not believe how many titles the ladies made with the same alphabet pack. We even did layouts with each other's scraps. I did most of my layouts from scraps the girls had left from their samples. I love when I can get something done with the scraps. Athough all of the samples are not made from paper that we have right now for the crop - we do have most of it and all the thickers we used. The paper we don't have we expect within the next couple of weeks. So, be on the lookout for all the new stuff that will be arriving almost daily. Also, don't forget we are not opening till 3 pm on Friday - I have to pick up Vicki at the airport and we have some last minute details to finish up here.

Finally, I am expecting some more goodies to arrive today - I will update after ups man comes to vist - which is after 11 am. He is really not going to like me today - I think the box from American Crafts alone is 60 pounds!!! Oops, almost forgot I was told Prima sent a second goodie box - scheduled to arrive Friday - but with their crappy service I won't believe it until I see it. Keep your fingers crossed if it arrives it should be a good one.

Write soon,

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Another update...

Yep, it's time for an update. Here are the sponsors:
1. Cosmo Cricket - Arrived
2. Jenni Bowlin - Arrived
3. American Crafts - Arrived
4.Pink Paislee - Arrived
5. Fancy Pants - Arrived
6. Prima 1 bx shipped
7. Scenic Route - Arrived
8. Bo-bunny - Arrived
9. Dream Street Paper - Arrived
10. Creative Imaginations - Arrived
11. Sassafras ???
12. Moxxie - Arrived
13. Webster's Pages - shipped
14. Making Memories - arrived
15. Bo-bunny - arrived - something different for every single day!!!

We have received 12 of the goodies from sponsors so far. Unbelievable!!! We need one more to beat last year's number - and I was assured that the Webster's Pages shipped yesterday so we are neck and neck! Let's hope that Prima kept their promise ??? You all know how I feel about their customer service - if you haven't heard me complain -this is what I think ifrjiefjroejfrefrjwepfXXXXXXXXXXXX!!! I can't even type such filth. Let's see if they can redeem themselves!!!

Write soon,

P.S. Don't forget we are open till 6 pm tonight.

Saturday, August 01, 2009


Yep, my husband thinks I am dreaming.

I have a dream I scream have a fantasy my husband says...are you rich??? NO, i answer back...but I have you. My husband smiles and kisses me.

That was our discussion after he saw the "NEW SPACE" - he thinks like always that I am completely insane but I see it. I totally and completely see my new dream happening. Okay, the space is bigger but that's all it has going for it - it is a total mess - hence the address is still a secret because it would scare some of you away - but in my vision it is a whole different place with great shelves and lighting and awesome walls and displays - oh and so much more but apparently my husband thinks that this can only happen in my mind. But I disagree - so it might not be 100% what I want by Friday but it will still be a good solid beginning for our new space and it will be awesome for everyone else. And the dream continues - so as expected the sales will continue - I need to make money for all these changes so come in and check it out and help in your own way to make this dream come true - plus the deals are great - look out for the email. We REALLY don't want to carry anything over there...

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