Monday, December 29, 2008
The "Craft & Hobby Association" (CHA) is being held in the latter part of January so off we go. We made some crazy friends from Hershey, Pennsyvannia at the last event and we hope to hang out with them again. They actually gave Robin and I a "run for our money" in the antics department. No more fishbowl marguerita's for them!!!
Don't forget that our Anniversary Event is January 17 at the Canyon Meadows Community Hall. We are collecting payments to secure your spot. The waiting list grows longer every day.
By the way, no husband/boyfriends called me on Christmas Eve day to get emergency Gift Cards.
Our condolences Deb on your mothers passing.
Congratulations Kathy on becoming a grandma.
Thanks Lisa and Rayanne for the Christmas foliage and beautiful vase.
Thanks "Chicks" for always keeping us on the right track in our store. WWDD!!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Milo has made improvements with accepting the floor in the store. He walked on it all by himself the other night. There was hardly any fur flying in fright. I hope he will come back in the New Year and resume his "Store Greeter" duties.
We received some "Elle Studios" product in this week. www.shopellesstudio.com
We have commissioned several types of artists to help us do our "Canvas of the Month". We even have a man doing the February one. He wanted to know what kind of payment he would receive so I told him he could spend the night with a room full of adoring women. That's all the payment he should need - right gals!!! Don't let me down.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
We received a beautiful bouquet of flowers from the "Chicks With Blades" today. It even had a little chick strapped to the vase. Thanks very much gals - we love ya! Thanks JP for giving us the fab "bling" containers. I wonder why you thought of us when you saw them????? "You're too cute!"
We had a great day at the store today. 'Tis the season to be jolly. :-)
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
We received several of the Basic Grey Calendar Kits. Robin is putting one together so it should be displayed soon. It's a nice gift and easy to do because they include all of the product. We were not soooo lucky with the card kits. When I placed my order on Nov 19 they had 40 in stock for me. Much to my chagrin - we only received enough to fill the customer pre-orders. Sorry.
I just wish to thank you both for the information you so graciously provided to me when I was in your store on the weekend. I am looking forward to the opening of my store in Regina and after being in your store am even more excited and just wanted to pass on the thank you.
Adrienne @ Scrappin' Your Way, Regina
Monday, December 8, 2008
Tag 7 has some interesting snow. It requires protective hand gear and measuring spoons to make. It's kinda like cooking I think - I may have to draw the line!!!
Welcome to the real snow!! It looks so clean and fresh outside. I feel like I should do some shopping and card making now. Finally!!!
It was nice to see Lori, Sierra and Kennedy today. I have missed them. As soon as Sierra got in the store she informed me that the carpets were dirty and wanted to vacuum. No problem! Thanks Sierra. Hang in there Lori :)
My December canvas class is tomorrow. I still need a few more things to complete it. By the time I'm done you'll need a concrete wall to hang it on - ha, ha, ha.
Cheer - e - o
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
The techniques used in this tag are very user-friendly. Lots of textures. I'm so excited to get ALL of the products Tim uses to create these wonderful tags. I fill a "cart" every night - and you know I can!
I'm almost done creating our first edition of "Canvas of the Month". There are so many products to choose from at Christmas!! Heather Lancaster is working on the January edition to the 12 canvas set.
Sidebar: My oldest son is playing his first gig at Vern's Tavern tonight. His new band is called "Pretending To Be Trees". He is the bassist. Go Mitchie!!!!!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Thursday is the second edition 3D Advent Calendar Class. Lots of fun but a TON of prep work goes into this class. The first class taught me many lessons about a VERY FULL CLASS. The project looks fabulous in real life. Stop into the store to see it. We have ordered many more boxes but the manufacturer has told us that they won't be reproducing them until January. They are completely sold out.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
I want to share some photo's and comments from the 7 Gypsies Event. Read the second last paragraph on the Nov 24 blog. http://sevengypsies.com I always try to leave an impression - I guess I did - or was it Maureen????
More Teresa Collins product has arrived. We also re-stocked her existing lines. We love her stuff.
We met a new customer on Saturday. She was directed to our store by Terry who was chatting with her in the scrapbook aisle of Zellers. Thanks Terry!
We will be receiving 40 Basic Grey Wassail Card Kits. They are extremely hard to find. Basic Grey has already discontinued the Wassail card kits and the calendar kits. If you want one, call us. They are due to arrive Dec 8.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
The December class schedule should be posted by tomorrow.
"Wonder of the Week" is being displayed on the silver coil rack beside the cardstock. Keep an eye on it - there may be questions asked at events we hold. Of course there is always a story behind each "wonder" as well.
Our January 17th Anniversary Event has a waiting list now. Payment will secure your spot if you have already registered. Thanks
Check out the picture of Robin and I with Teresa Collins in the latest Canadian Scrapbooker magazine. Does that make us famous????? ha, ha, ha
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Maureen Williams and I attended the retailer "Gypsy Caravan" event put on by 7 Gypsies in Manhattan Beach, CA this past Friday. It was very intense but FABULOUS!! We made jewelry, a photo carousel (a must see at the store) taught by Sande Krieger, a Binderie punch mini album taught by Paula Cheney and a product/technique bookboard album showcasing many of their unique products taught by Janelle Smith. They are very good designers and teacher - but keep up! The theme was "Gypsy" so they encouraged participants to dress gypsy and be creative. Sooooooooooooo I packed up my best gypsy-wear and dressed up for the event. There were 97 women in attendance and I was the only one (other than Janelle Smith) who went "all out". Oh well, I usually leave an impression on people!!!! I had my picture taken several times that day. I had on 25 necklaces, rings on my fingers and toes, 7 scarves, a hoop earring and other dangly earrings in my ears, 7 bracelets on one arm and about 10 on the other, a babushka on my head, amulet/potions pouches around my waist, a blousey top and a jagged edge skirt, a big chunky belt and a scarf around my waist - I was surprised that I didn't have the perfect gypsy footwear but I made do with a little pair of wrap around sandals in a metallic color - very "magpie-ish".
We did a bit of shopping while in Manhattan Beach-I discovered the shop called "Anthologie". OMG it's my new favorite store!!!!! Of course I had to pay duty again at Customs and Immigration.
Lynn Thune (http://onelittleword.typepad.com/olw) had her group of gals at the store on Saturday for an extravaganza crop. She is amazing! They are amazing! Check out her stuff on the "One Little Word" typepad website listed above.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
We have some new alcohol inks in the store from Jacquard. They are called "Pinata Inks". They even have a white ink - how bizarre. The color palette they offer is very bright and vibrant. How are they Diane (the first purchaser of the whole line)?
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
-Swiss Dotted Cardstock by Bazzill - we are starting to acquire more colors
-Little Yellow Bicycle Christmas line and tons of co-ordinating embellishments
-Tim Holtz new Grungeboard , 5x7 Grungeboard book and Masks
-Cropper Hoppper "Easy Access Paper Holder"
-our Disney section has been re-stocked
-Our "Teresa Collins Shrine" has been erected. I think we have almost all of her products.
-more Pull-Ez ribbon purses are in
-the deep-cut Cricut blades (no blade housings yet)
-Mica flakes and small sheets
-Clip-it-ups (bases,top tiers, clips and pouches)
-Stampendous ultrafine glitter vials in fabulous colors
-Magic Mesh in 6" wide format
AND..............I still have tons of boxes to open.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I just opened the shipment with Making Memories "Slice" machines and accessories. Another great tool to work with.
We have set up a "Teresa Collins" shrine area in our store. Come in and check it out. We are very proud of our efforts.
The "Crop and Crawl" is this Saturday. Our store is on the bus stop list for 12:15 and then again about 6:00 pm. Hope the refreshments last!!! ha, ha, ha
Saturday, October 11, 2008
The Girls at the Yard.
Friday, October 10, 2008
So here'e the scoop:
- Make and Takes
- Goody Bags
- Lunch (provided by Robins Mom...Have you tried her egg salad?? mmmm) and Dinner
- Two AMAZING guest instructors, Heather Lancaster and Lynn Thune
- 12 hours of croppin' and lots of space
- And a WHOLE LOT OF FUN!!!!!
The cost is $100. It's taking place at the Canyon Medows Community Hall and runs from 10am to 10pm..that's right.....12 full hours!!!
There is only 80 spots and it's filling fast. So call up the girls and drop by the store or give us a call 403-271-2225 to register.
YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!!!