December 31, 2008
December 30, 2008
December 21, 2008
Usually the shipment sells out in a couple of days so this time we purchased even more including the latest Spring Colors. They have such cool names: Cherry Blossom, Garden Fairy, Dew Drop, Hydrangea, Mimosa and Sweet Pea. I can't wait to start using these on all the spring projects I have planned.
Our Customers have been bring baked goodies for us this week to munch on.
How sweet they are :)
today we got a lovely Italian Lunch brought in with cookies for dessert. (Thanks Pam) No picture of that as we ate it too fast. And we got a telephone call this morning that someone else made chocolate candies for us. . . . . . . . . . .
Guess I am going to have to postpone weighing in at Weight Loss Wednesday for a while as I don't want to be rude and not sample everything.
Got to go eat some cookies, more later . . . . . . . . . . . .
December 13, 2008
Here at the store we have been so busy for the last couple of weeks, it's a wonder we are still awake. This week we had numerous classes and also the Hero Arts Catalog Debut event. We are also completing an album that we have been commissioned to make for a "celebrity".
We are also working on numerous Make and Takes, classes and workshop samples. We have started doing the Tims 12 Tags of Christmas at the store and have made the first 3, next week we are doing the 2nd 3 tags but we have had to wait for the supplies to be restocked.
I really need to find more time in the day to get everything done. I have quit doing housework, cooking and talking to my husband (okay that part only saved me 30 seconds a day) but, there still does not appear to be enough hours in a day to get everything done.
So that is a long winded reason why this blog does not get updated more frequently.
Well onto some photos as I know you all like to see them. (either that or it is a reason to stop reading the prattle that I write).
Here is a photograph of the Hero Arts Party. We had some delicious cookies and lots of fun. I love the new Hero Arts Catalog, lots of great stamps and some wonderful inspiration. We did sell out of catalogs but we have more on the way.
Today (Saturday) we had one of our Stamp Of the Month classes. This months cards were all cooking/baking themed and were very cute.
December 12, 2008
The debut starts at 11:00am and ends at 7:00pm. Hurry in for the best selection on new stamps.
November 22, 2008
November 16, 2008
We had 129 customers come in to have some fun with us and we also had Liz fly down from New Jersey to help us out. Liz was the event co ordinator with EK and helped come up with the CSI themed event. So a big thanks to Liz and all the others from Wilton for making sure we had a great Customer Appreciation Day.
November 9, 2008
It is no secret that I am a big fan of Ranger Products especially the Tim Holtz distress products. I though it might be fun to demo another product that Ranger has, The Melting Pot. The Melting Pot is part of the Suze Weinberg range of products.
The Melting Pot can be used to melt and pour Ultra Thick Embossing Enamels also known as UTEE, you can also melt soap, wax, glue, candy, shrink "shrink plastic" and even bake your Polymer Clay pieces.
So Monday I will be demoing one use for the Melting Pot. Come to the store anytime between 11:00 and 1:00 tomorrow.
November 4, 2008
I am a compulsive list maker. I love them. I have a list for grocery stores, a list for chores, a list for things that I have to buy or make. You name it I have a list for it. I even have a list of items I need to make a list for :)
My Christmas lists are kind of interesting. I have a list of people I need to buy gifts for. Then behind that I have a list of items I think that that person might like. I have a list with the people names crossed off when I have bought their gifts and then I have a list of stores that have the best deals for that particular item. Then I make a list of the order in which I will visit those stores.
One thing I have a tendency to do: when I have a list of things that need to be done, if I do something that is not on the list I write it down on the list and then cross it off. I recently found out that my sister does that too. So there you have it, some insight into the mind of a crazy english woman.
I thought this year it would be nice to have a way to organize my lists and decided to share it with you. So if you love making lists like me or just like to make stuff then come on by the store this week.
This is a sweet little notebook that fits in your wallet. It has eight pages to record all your holiday shopping needs. You can make this slim little cutie anytime before Sunday. Just come on in, grab a kit and get started.
November 3, 2008
I thought I would take some time to show one of our customers creations. She is taking Mary's Cricut Design Studio classes at the store and after two lessons she created this with the new deep cut blade and her cricut. Isn't it fantastic?
I can't believe she was able to do this after only two classes. I will have to find some time and take a class myself :)
Check back as we will be posting a Make & Take that we will be offering this week.
October 23, 2008
These were the three cards we made this month.
Aren't these cards beautiful? I love using the non traditional colors. We have another two classes for this tomorrow and then we will post the pictures for next months class.
Well I had better go get some sleep,I have a long drive to visit my mother tomorrow.
I love owning a scrapbook store but it is a lot of work and I sometimes neglect my friends and family. It is my Mothers Birthday tomorrow so I will be taking the day off to go and visit her. Talking about being neglectful, my scrapbook room has suffered. Those of you that have read my blog from the begining know how organized my scrapbook room used to be. Well here are the frightful photos of it now. Warning. These photos are quite graphic and those of you with weak hearts may not want to look :)
Well I must go, we have two stamp classes today with a total of 48 people participating so there are bound to be some mishaps and lots of giggles.
So as Uli would say Auf Wiedersehen! Well she would really say "goodbye" as she speaks great english except for the word glue!!!!!
October 21, 2008
is a participating store in the
Florida Coastal Holiday Shop Hop
There are 17 stores participating. You will need to buy a Passport and Passport Lanyard to participate. The cost is $10. (we should have these in the store by friday but you can preorder now) Each store that you visit between November 7 and November 22 will give you a collectible button and some stores (including us) are doing a free Make & Take. We have some samples from the other stores and we will be posting photos this week. When you visit our store and present your passport you will receive a 15% discount on your purchases that day.
You can also be entered to win prizes. Here are some more details.
Everyone has a chance to win!
Visit the all of the participating stores on your home coast and submit your Passport to your Home Store to be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate and a Home Coast Prize! All 17 stores will be awarding a $25 gift certificate so there will be 17 winners!
HOME COAST PRIZES
You must visit all the participating stores on your Home Coast. One of each of the following prizes will be awarded to a Gulf Coast participant and an East Coast participant through a random drawing for visiting all the stores on your Home Coast.
• PRIZE #1 - a $100 gift basket from American Crafts (www.americancrafts.com)
• PRIZE #2 - a $100 gift certificate to a Scrapbook Weekend event (www.scrapbookweekend.com)
• PRIZE #3 - a $95 gift certificate towards an All Seasons Scrapbook Resort weekend (www.scrapbookseason.com)
• PRIZE #4 - a $75 gift basket from Tinkering Ink
• PRIZE # 5 - a $50 gift certificate towards a Cruise
& Crop (www.cruiseandcrop.com) - 1 winner per cabin
• PRIZE #6 - a $50 gift certificate from Old Town Crafts, valid for in-store redemption at Betty's Stamp Pad
You must visit all 17 participating stores. The winner will be selected through a random drawing of those that visited all participating stores:
GRAND PRIZE #1 - a $25 gift certificate from each store, value $425.
GRAND PRIZE #2 - a weekend retreat at All Seasons Scrapbook Resort (www.scrapbookseason.com), value $200
SHOP HOPPER TOUR CONTEST - Take a photo of you with your Passport in front of 7 of the participating stores during the Shop Hop and post it in the Scrapbooking Roads Gallery for your chance to win a $50 gift basket from Tinkering Ink through a random drawing.
WHO LOVES Q? PROJECT CONTEST - Create a project using a Quick Quotes vellum quote purchased during the Florida Coastal Holiday Shop Hop and post the project in the Scrapbooking Roads Gallery for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Quick Quotes.Here's How it Works:
Purchase your Passport and Passport Holder at your Home Store. Visit participating stores from Friday, November 7th through Saturday, November 22nd, 2008.
Have your Passport stamped by each of the stores that you visit*. (*no purchase necessary.) One passport per person.
Passport owner must be present to receive the stamp from the store.
At time of Passport stamp, present your Passport at register and receive a 15% discount* off your total purchase.
(*certain items are excluded, please see store for details)
If you bring your Passport Holder, you will receive a collectible button from the store, while supplies last.
Once you have completed your Shop Hop, take your Passport to your Home Store by close of business on Tuesday, December 2, 2008. The store will verify your name, contact information and how many stores you visited and then detach the Contest Entry Form for you to be eligible to win prizes.
It is that simple! Drawings will be held on or before December 12, 2008.
October 17, 2008
Maybe I will get some spare time over the weekend to play with these and Glimmer Mists.
We also got his new metals and Grungeboard. The new stickles, Metallic Crackle and Claudine products will start shipping next week.
Look for a Tim Holtz Product demonstration day coming soon :)
October 15, 2008
We also received the new Tim Holtz products. These are something I am going to have fun playing with. Fun new grungeboard and metals. Yippee!
New Pulp albums finally arrived, these are my personal favorite. I love the feel and quality of these albums.
Yesterday we had a little bird in the store. A few of the customers were scared with it flying around. I thought it was sweet, it was a little brown bird with a lovely yellow chest. It flew into the window and was stunned. I was afraid to put him outside while he was dazed in case a predator got him so I scooped him up and placed a shopping basket over him and he joined our morning class. It took a good 30 minutes for him to revive and then we set him free. I wanted to take a photo as he was lovely but I did not want to scare him with the flash. Something exciting happens in the store every day!!!
We are making this adorable book today. This book can be used for winter/holiday photos, as a journal, as a holiday card list or anything else you can think of. It really glimmers and glistens when you see it up close. I love to do projects like this as they are quick, easy and make a great hostess gift. I think we will have to do a autumn themed one as well :)
October 10, 2008
SEI Oasis was also delivered yesterday. This collection is all foiled and is absolutely breathtaking. Perfect for fall or travel themes or anything you need a touch of sophistication for.
Next we have to enter all the new Creative Imaginations products which include some wonderful glittered Snowflake papers. I am currently making a beautiful Christmas Angel with this collection for an upcoming 12 days of Christmas class. I will try to post some photos tomorrow of some of the recent projects I made last weekend.
October 9, 2008
We also received Glitzmas and Alpine Frost papers and embellishments from SEI. Hopefully we will have time to get these boxes open tomorrow. :)
October 8, 2008
Anyway on to today's post.
At the Convention I attended this weekend, I got to take a class from the very talented Cheryl Mezzetti. I have admired her work for a long time so it was great to meet her. She works for Creative Imaginations and lives in Boston. Cheryl speaks just like Rosemary but funnier. It was great to tease her and get her to say certain words so I could laugh. I know, I know it is the small silly things that amuse me.
Here are some samples of her work. The photos don't do them justice. She has lots of cute details throughout.
She also is a strong believer in the CI Super Seal that we have at the store. She covers all her work with it to protect it. She even tells a story of one of her projects being left in a snow bank under her car overnight and when her husband found it the next day there was no damage. I am definately going to be using it on my projects from now on.
hmmm I just noticed I use the word "great" way too much. Gonna have to get out my thesaurus.