Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Winner's are......

Our first winner goes to the random person who commented on the blog post.....

LangMan250 said...Just the thought of free paper puts a smile on my face! We had so much fun at the recent free make-it-take-it. Thank you for encouraging us to just start and try something new!
Thanks for commenting on July 23rds Blog Post! You are a winner of a FREE Bo Bunny Paper Line!
Email me for arrangements to get you your new line of papers!

Now for my loyal followers! The winner is........ mamascollections.

Email me: for your FREE pack of Bo Bunny Papers!

If you want a chance to win, become a follower, and comment on the blog posts' I love to know that you are all watching and following.....

Yea! Remember Facebook Friends......I will be watching to see if you share our blogpost links with your friends! I still have other fun stuff to giveaway! I'll be watching!

Thanks so much for playing along! We will do this again soon!


FREE Make and Take Today!

Yes, ladies today is another FREE make and take.....Stop in and visit Dalvonne to learn some new techniques, say hi, and make some chipboard buttons. Dalvonne will be excited to see you and show you this fun and easy way to use some of your old scraps, and that misc. chipboard you have laying around!

Stop in, after all its free!

I will be back later to post more about my FUN weekend away! Mom and I are actually enjoying ourseleves on the NON working weekend! I will post some picts later of what we have accomplished, and what we are going to be bringing back to you for some fun samples, and classes!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wednesday Inspiration!


I have a little inspiration this afternoon for you! I hope you will find inspiring!
We helped a friend out at her benefit crop a few months ago, by being the store on sight! We had a ton of fun with her, and all the ladies that attended the crop! She had given as their goody bags the 7 gypsies photo trays. It was a great idea, and seemed to be enjoyed by all. We had a few done at the crop for ideas, and we have had several request to get them back in stock by you our customers, so we have had them here, and are having a great time with them ourselves.......I have a few to show you for a little inspiration if you haven't gotten to yours yet, or if you are on the look out for one we have them in black and white!

This a black one that my mom did with the very popular Mamarazzi line by Bo Bunny! If you look really carefully you can see that she actually used a real film strip from some old film she had laying around. It turned out really cute! Take a look, and enjoy!

This next one is another creation of mom's! This is the white photo tray that we have in stock! In this one she scrapped her trip to Alaska, that she took several years ago! She used the new Pack your Bags line of papers by My Little Yellow Bicycle, that is flying out our door. This line of paper is so nice because it is versatile colors that anyone can use for just about any trip that you are wanting to preserve!

This next photo is of the 7 gypsies receipt holders. This was a creation of mine. I designed this by playing around with some my grandmas old pictures. With her just passing recently in April it was a little hard but was also and accomplishment as well. We sold out of these as soon as my sample was done. What a compliment! Also, make sure you visit the 7 gypsies blog to see all their fun new releases as well! Check out the new drawers from them! I gotta have them, so look out for those when they get here! I will spread the word when we get them in!

Since I just got the August Newsletter out yesterday, I thought that I would go ahead and expand the chance for you to win one of the 2 new Bo Bunny Lines of papers! In order to win the paper pack before I even receive it in my store all you have to do is post a comment in the blog post that talks about the FREE paper. NOT THIS POST. Make sure you post where everyone else is posting for a chance of the FREE papers! I have the samples in my store, and are ready to give them away to two lucky winners. One will go for the peeps that comment, and one will go to my followers! We will randomly draw a winner! Good Luck to you!

These next two photos are of the brand new lines of Bo Bunny, We have ordered all 6 new lines of the Bo Bunny release. You can check them all out over at their blog. Check out my sidebar for the link! We are super excited to get them in. We will have limited quantities of this product so stay tuned to your email, and this blog so you can be the first to get them!

Here's what the lucky winners will receive next week when I randomly draw a winner!

alright, these are just 2 of the 6 new lines! Im So excited!
We also place our order yesterday for the new Basic Grey stuff to! Check out their website to view all fun new releases. Their Christmas line is a MUST have, along with all the others to!

Hope you all have a great evening, and we will see you Basic Grey Page of the Month girls tonight!


Monday, July 26, 2010

Guest Designer Update!

Today I started my work day by reading our guest designer Jen Starr's updated blog (im so proud of you Jen! :) She is a hoot. You all need to go there and catch up on her adventures! She has had some fun traveling recently to Canada, and other areas, and has some great stories to tell about them! check out her blog You will fine some giggles there as you read along with her "moose adventure" and her "tick" adventure. So as mom and I were talking this am about some other orders that we must place, guess what: My phone rings, and I guess you cannot even believe who it is........It was Jen. We have had a lovely long conversation about all that we have in store for you and her classes she is teaching here at the shop on September 12th. Jen I am super excited about you coming in September, we are going to have SO much fun, and we will also have an adventure you will NEVER forget! See you soon!

To all my wonderful customers that follow this blog, you to will have so much fun with Jen! She is going to be teaching lots of fun new techniques using Glimmer Mist, Glam, and Glaze! We will be offering TWO separate classes. The first class will strictly be technique. Jen has been using this product ever since it came out, and has a ton of different techniques to show you with these 3 products. You will be practicing these techniques on the Tattered Angels Chip Tiles, and will be able to write down the different techniques on the back of it so you won't forget how you did it! The second class is a class that she has designed strictly for Scrapbooks Etc. This will be the first time this class will be taught! In the second class you will complete the gate album by Tattered Angels and you will then again in that book receive all the products you will need to glaze, glam, and mist the pages, chipboard, glass, and you will also use the stamps, and screens in this class. From what Jen tells me this class is LOADED with supplies! In this album you will be using all the awesome products from the TA Seaside Collection!

We are expecting our Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze and Mist this week! Yea, I'm so excited!

If you haven't signed up for these classes then you better get to it! September 12th 10am-6pm.
Classes are $50.00 or $100.00 for both classes which will include lunch!

Don't forget to post on the blog under the comment section for the FREE giveaway. Read the below blog post for all the details!

I hope you are all having a happy Monday!

Friday, July 23, 2010

FREE Make and Take Saturday

That's right here we go again! Tomorrow is Saturday and its time for more FREE make and takes! You guys have been awesome with your turn outs on Saturdays! I'm thinking you really like coming in on Saturdays and learning new techniques! I'm SO glad.

Last week we sold out of our glitter pen sets, and today has been very busy with our Copic Sale. Don't worry ladies our stand that holds 344 colors of Copic Markers is about to be re-filled. We are expecting our shipment any day! Yes, ladies I have ordered more glitter pens to! I will make sure that I update you here when we receive our order so you can stop in and stock up! If you haven't joined our Copic Club, and are addicted to these pens like we are then you really need to think about it! All Copic Club Members receive discounts on all Copic Merchandise. WOW. What a way to save. We are also sold out of our airbrushing systems but have more on the way! Don't worry. We will be all stocked back up soon! Make sure to check out next month calendar for more about Copic Classes, and the club!

FREE make and take is this Saturday July 24th! We will be showing you a little about paper flowers. Stop in for a fun cute little make and take featuring fun paper flowers. We will also be holding a class next month showing you several different styles of paper flowers, and how to make them! What a fun technique and extra dimension that you can add to your layouts, cards, and altered projects!

We have also been busy this week meeting with some of our favorite reps ordering that NEW CHA stuff, that we will be re-stocking our store with very soon! That's right, new stuff, means fun, fun, fun classes, crops, and projects! We cannot wait to share with you the new stuff that we have been busy purchasing for the shop! Stop in and see new samples of Bo Bunny Papers that have already been ordered, and sneaks from other companies that we have ordered from as well! Actually lets do this. If you are reading this blog, and want to comment on this post I will be watching! I will then pick one random winner from the comment section of this post, and have a drawling for one new set of the Bo Bunny Paper lines that I have in the store right now. All you have do is comment, and you will have a chance to win the paper line before I even receive it my store! Ok, so we will run this contest for a few days, so everyone has a chance to comment. We will close the contest on Wednesday July 28th. I will draw a name on Thursday. Start Commenting!

Enjoy your rainy weekend be safe stay dry, and I'll see quite a few of you on Saturday for our All Day Crop that is almost full. If you want to crop then you better hurry and call us. Seriously, we only have like 3 spots left! It will be a full house.

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Have a great weekend and stay dry!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Thank you for the prayers

I want to thank all of you for your postive thoughts and prayers. Clayton had his surgery this am at 7:30 and did great! They were done by 8:30 and we got to see him shortly after.

He did have to have a skin graph, and they did cast his leg.
He ended up getting a camo cast as you can see! I just love this little guy!
He seems to be doing great at this point! Thanks Again for everything!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Finally.....I'm Done!

Here's a little inspiration on this beautiful Tuesday Morning!

This is a bag and Card I made using my scraps from the page layout below!

I'v been working very hard on this layout! I am super excited to see the end result! Many of you have seen this layout half done, now here is the finished project.


Friday, July 16, 2010

Free Make and Take Satruday

Hey ladies,

Just wanted to remind you about the FREE make and take here tomorrow Satruday July 17th from 11am-3pm.

We will be using the Copic Glitter Pens in this Make and Take. We will show you how fun these pens are, and maybe even a little history about Copic Glitter Pens!

Also, I have been busy slashing prices on merchandise in the shop this week. I'v marked stuff down 25%, 30%, 50%, and even 75% off. (WOW) Come in and look for the "orange" price tag on merchandise for the sale prices! This stuff will be marked down till it's gone! Stop in and save while the pickin's good!

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Simply Sweet

This a simple layout that I created last night while waiting for my students to arrive here at the shop for their flower soft class.
This is a simple sketch that I took and incorporated it into my own layout. This is Clayton as a baby he is probably only about 8 weeks old here. My cousin Stacie took this awesome photo for me when she had her photography business up and running. It is a great photo.

I used the Basic Grey "Basics" line pattern paper as my background and some Basic Grey Chipboard letters in this layout and then everything else was from some of my old My Minds Eye papers and embellishments that I had in my stash that I told you earlier this week that I was cleaning out! It was very fun playing with circles on this layout. Something I don't do very often is use shapes, as most of you know I am usually a very straight line scrapbooker! I even hand stitched around some of the circles. This is a technique that I picked up from Kelly Goree from Basic Grey, as she does this very often when she designs for their POTM program! Paper Flowers are something else I have been experimenting with alot lately they are easy to do! We will be having a FREE make and take using paper flower techniques coming up soon! Stay tuned to the blog for those details!
Happy Thursday All!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


I am wore out!

I'v been going through all my scrap stuff this week because mom and I and a few girlfriends of ours are going to a crop out of town at the end of the month, and I needed to get myself organized. I found some OLD stuff! Stuff im never gonna use! So, I will be putting it in the garage sale that we are having at the beginning of August! Which brings me to remind you that if you want a space to sell you need to call me ASAP. Space is filling! We have alot of sellers, and I am super excited! Half Table only cost $5.00 and a whole table is $10.00. Call me to reserve your spot! If you don't have anything to sell in the garage sale then be sure to shop it on August 5th, 6th, and 7th, its going to be loaded with LOTS of stuff!

As you may remember awhile back I was telling you about the surgery that the little guy is going to have to have on his right heel because of that birthmark that so defines HIM. I could pick my child out of a crowd of 10 million people tomorrow if I needed to because of that mark. Isn't it great to have a signature point on you loved ones like that? I love it about him. Well, we went and saw another specialist about this on Monday, and they told me that I should have it removed in case it becomes cancerious, although at this point they don't think it is anything to be worried about, so I am in the works of setting up an operation for him to have this removed. The two specialist agree that it needs to be sking graphed and that it needs to be casted after the surgery so that he doesn't use his foot as much and it will have time to heal. ughhh. Oh the joys of KIDS! I wouldn't trade them for the world! I love my boys!

So, you probably remember me mentioning last week that my mom is going to be out of town this week, and I promised a sale! Yes, a sale! I love when she leaves town so we can just tear this shop apart and put what we want on sale! Well, today I will be slashing prices on merchandise to prepare myself for our new CHA arrivals that I am starting to expect soon. I will be marking merchandise from 30%, 50%, and even 75% off of thier regular prices. I need to move out this inventory so that we have room for more, more, MORE! Bring on CHA, and all that they have to share with us! Stay tuned to this blog for more information on when that sale will start and end, yes, all good things must come to an end!

If you aren't signed up for Friday nights crop then you better get to it because it is filling, and we only have a few spots left! If you aren't in a cropping mood then bring your stuff and file through it so you can put your "old" stuff in the garage sale, and buy NEW with the money you make from the "old"! Tonight is the flower soft class and we only have one opening left, if you are interested in taking the class then stop in or call me and let me know you will be here at 6pm!

Hope you all have a great Hump Day, and we will see you soon!


Don't forget about the FREE make and take this Saturday! More on that later this week!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Making my list......and a few reminders!

Well, I have been searching the web this am at some of the newest sneak peaks for CHA out there, and well....I think we are in trouble ladies. I have my eye on a few different lines, and well.....that's all I'm going to say about that..... Stay tuned for the details in your emails!

And well, I guess you know what that means to......When I have an itch to spend money on new stuff, well that means the old stuff has to get out of here, and when my moms out of town, well, that means "When the mouse is away the mice will play"

Yes, mom leaves on Saturday (tomorrow) to go check out the oil spill, and see my uncle and close friends of the family that are there helping out during this horrible disaster, so that leaves me to believe that a sale is in store for you ladies next week! Hmmm I will get my thinkin' caps on!

***Don't forget that tomorrow Saturday July 10th we will be offering a cute make and take using Flower Soft. Yes, as it was last week it will again be FREE this week! Yes, Free! No purchases necessary, although we would love for you to spend a few pennies with us, or sign up for a class! BUT not necessary, Come join us this Saturday for our adorable, cute, and fun make and take with Flower Soft!***

Also: don't forget that our garage sale is coming up! Don't forget to put your name down on the list if you are planning to sell items......Space is filling and I want you to be able to get rid of your old, and save for the NEW CHA arrivals that have already been ordered! Yes, We have already started to order! YIPEE!

So, check out a few of the blogs I follow (links are on the sidebar) just click on them and check them out, Maybe you will be as excited as I am for the new releases! Also, Click the FB Share this link and share our blog posts with your friends on FB! You never know who may have a creative side in them!

I hope that you all have a fun and safe weekend, and I'll see you on Saturday for that FREE make and take and SALE special!


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Adhesive Tuesday

Just a reminder on the ONE day sale on adhesive today!

Buy any 2 adhesives get one half off! Wow what a savings!

Stock up on all of it, Zip Dry, Glue Gliders, Dotto, Vario, Scrappy Glue, Modge Podge. Any adhesive we have in stock, stop in and stock up with this great deal!

Hoping you have a great dry Tuesday!


Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

I hope you all enjoyed your 4th of July! We did!

Hey I wanted to let you know that Saturday's FREE make and takes were a hit! Thanks to all of you who came out and did them with us! Mom said the shop was super busy! Don't forget we are doing that every Saturday in July! I will post later in the week what is up our sleeve for this weeks make and take!

Our weekend was super busy! Friday night mom and I enjoyed cropping with a few friends here at the shop! It was super fun, and I think all of us enjoyed ourselves! I got to play with the Donna Downey Canvas Bag, and apron! I airbrushed the bag using the Copic Marker System, and I did some free hand painting on my apron, glimmer mist, and more Copics of course. It turned out WAY cute. I love it! Thanks Gerri for bringing one for me, and thanks Sally Lynn MacDonald for the inspiration!

Saturday, Well.....I slept in because I didn't climb into bed till about 1 am. becuase of the fun I was having here at the shop working on a project for ME. My husband was a great sport about letting me sleep in so that was nice! We then got the kids out of the house for a little bit, and Hayden was adament about buying fireworks. I really hate buying fireworks because it's basically burning your money.....But my little guy wanted them so, I gave him and his dad a budget, and they went wild with fireworks, we then met up with some friends in a church parking lot in San Carlos Park and watched the Miromar Fireworks from was fun, kids had plenty of room to run, and we didn't have to worry about fighting that traffic on the way home! Sunday we got up went to church, and then went to some good friends of ours house for a BBQ and fireworks! That was alot of fun, and Hayden informed us that he wanted to do that again next time!

So, we had a really fun weekend, and a safe one to. I hope you all had a great weekend as well.

Stay tuned to the blog this week as I spill out some of the fun things I'v started purchasing from this years CHA tradeshow. Yes, the actual show isn't untill the end of the month, but we can start pre-ordering and you better bet, I have already started placing orders!

Hope you all have a great day!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

FREE Make and Takes.....

Hey guys!

Just wanted to remind you that this Saturday July 3rd we will be offering FREE Make and Takes. Stop in and learn new and fun techniques!

We will be using the new MUDD from Creative Imaginations! This stuff is way cool! Stop in and do a make and take, and see some great samples we have done with this fun stuff!

See you Saturday!