Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The latest from Basic Grey!

Basic Grey is releasing 4 new collections at CHA Summer 2009 that is taking place this week in Orlando. The new lines are called "Eerie", "Eskimo Kisses", "Indian Summer" and "Nook & Pantry". They are also offering a "Monthly Card Class" program much like the monthly "All About Me" program that we have been offering. Three of the lines will be released in August. "Nook & Pantry" is scheduled for October.

Lime, Aqua, Tangerine & ├žingene pembesi" (Gypsy pink) in Turkish.


What takes 500 hours, 3 adults, 2 teenagers, 2 irons, 35 meters of fabric, 100 yards of thread, 5000 pins, 3 sewing machines, 1 pair of safety glasses, 1 pair of Tim Holtz scissors, one husband to be out-of-town, several take-out meals........ to construct in less than a week?????

"A picture tells a thousand words!"

This photo is of the attendees of our scrapbook retreat on July 17-19 wearing the custom made aprons that just about did us in!!!

Fun eh!
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Monday, July 27, 2009

August stuff............

Hey Bloggerettes,

Here is an update on what we're planning for August at the store.

-2 classes (max 8 each) of Tim Holtz "Patchwork Pandemonium" 12x12 grungeboard patchwork technique class done on 2 consecutive Sundays towards the end of the month.

-Christmas Card frenzy (make at least 30 cards in one day - probably a Saturday)

-one Saturday Night Crop

-is anyone interested in doing a Disney word book???

-Basic Grey "All About Me" layout (already displayed in the store)

-Canvas of the Month (Robin's creation)

Also, the 5x7 pictures from the Retreat that Diana so generously offered to provide for all the participants are at the store - ready for pick-up. Just so you know, she had them downloaded, cropped, enhanced, printed, packaged and delivered to the store on Monday morning before I even got out of bed!!!! Who let morning people run the world???? A great big thanks to Diana for being so "on-the-ball". I just have to say one more thing about the sleeping thing - you don't age when you sleep, you rejuvenate. I think I'm just reaching puberty now!

Did I mention that we received the Star Wars Kits??? I know some people were asking about them.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

And the Oscar goes to......................

Hey Bloggerettes,
Our weekend retreat at the Stoney Nakoda Casino was a blast. The best thing about it was the group of ladies that attended. What a great bunch! I think everybody made some new friends, learned from each other and had quite a few laughs. The wine flowed, the chatter & laughter got louder, the scrapbooking jumped up a notch - what more could you ask for?

You can see by the pictures that everyone had on an apron (in the store colors of course). We have jumped on the latest trend of "Apron-ology". With some help from the multi-talented Maureen, we managed to custom make these aprons. The pockets were stuffed with goodies and game objects. They looked "maaaaarvelous"!

I would like to thank the following people for their assiduous efforts:
Robin (organizer extraodanaire), Brittany (worker-bee), Diane (eyes & ears of all things), Diana (early riser custodian-thank God), Maureen (on-call 24 hours/day person who can do anything) and Pat (quiet helper).

We had an Artist Trading Card (ATC) Contest over the weekend. We handed out blank cards and everyone submitted their work for independent judging on Saturday night. Congratulations to Jen who was the big winner of a custom made dangler bracelet by me. Second place was Nicolette (who doesn't even scrapbook) and third place was "Go-Getter" Sandy. Thanks to everyone who participated.


Saturday, July 11, 2009

There is news from Tim............

Hey Bloggerettes,

My "Main Man" Tim has posted pictures of 13 new stamp sets that he is releasing at Summer CHA 2009 in Orlando in late July. I feel the need to share them with you - I know he would want me to. Enjoy!


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Blog Arrears (say it fast - it sounds like something else)

Hey Bloggerettes,

Here's an update on what's happenin'.

The July 17 retreat at the Stoney Nakoda Casino is quickly approaching. We are going ahead with it. FYI: Payments are being processed this week.

Our Creative Imaginations order has been shipped. We ordered two different "Star Wars" kits (only 6 each) so if you want to put one on hold, please let us know. The metal cast brads are not in the shipment - they are probably not produced yet. We also ordered Western/Rodeo paper and embellishments. 'Tis the season!!

"Road Map" from October Afternoon came in. It should be on the floor tomorrow.

Robin is hooked on Artist Trading Cards (ATC) now. She set up an area in the store showcasing all of the product that she ordered to make them. Check it out!

Ten Second Studios is another vendor that we are now carrying. They have embossing templates and colored metals to work with. They have some "U-Tube" videos on their website (www.tensecondstudios.com) that are very good. We are going to use the Ellison "Big Shot" to emboss with.

We are also waiting for our stamp order from Paper Bag Studios. Their website is: www.paperbagstudioscom The stamps of the chairs are very unique.

Margo and Robin had a hay-day (western lingo) one day rearranging the store. Holy Cow - I can't find anything. It all looks new again.

Well that's all for now folks.