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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Are You Up for a CHALLENGE? Yep, I said it!

I've wanted to start challenges for a long time now, but many of you know my life has been a whirlwind this last year! Well...I think it's time! We had so much fun with our Christmas in July Cropping Challenge that we will certainly keep those going at our crops!  Beginning Sunday, August 1 we will begin our online challenges! Woo Hoo! What's a challenge without a prize? Not a good one! LOL! I love giving prizes and hearing from you all. It's so fun to see everyones' creative talents as well! So get your creative caps on & think outside the box! Stay tuned for more info & the first challenge details...hmmmm :-)

On to other news and updates... We are nearing our Birthday...Anniversary or whatever you would like to call it.  I'm just going to say it's a reason to celebrate...and of course...another reason to play dress up & don  your tiara! Over the past year we have had visitors from near and far.  I thank each and every one of you for your continued love and support! You all have been my friends and so many of you have become an extended part of my family.  Nope...I'm not crying (you all know me sooooo well! - LOL!).  Anyway, I just wanted to take a moment to simply say " Thank You".

Today we had a visitor all the way from Australia! Her name was Tracey and she found our store from one of YOUR blogs! How cool is that?! Thank you :-).  We have extended our arms as far as Germany, Britain, Afghanistan, Canada, & now Australia! I know there's more (please forgive me if I didn't post), it's just exciting and wonderful to share and connect with so many around our beautiful world!  Tracey allowed me to take a photo with her so I just wanted to say "Thank you for coming in Tracey & Welcome to our Family!".
Tracey is our newest family member all the way from Australia!
I will be updating our calendar and sending out e-mails by next week! CHA is this week and I'm SURE you would rather I use my late night hours to place NEW ORDERS...RIGHT?! ;-)  I've already started and the fun is only just beginning! My hubby is even getting in on the action.  He's ready to start teaching so ladies get your glue sticks out! LOL! ;-)  I really enjoy having him home. :-)

We have a few classes listed on our calendar so be sure to check them out! There is a beautiful Christmas in July Card Class this Thursday! Intro to Tear Bears & Our Teen/Tween Crop are also scheduled and filling fast!  The Lovely Lavender Flower Soft Class is making an encore presentation by popular demand on Sunday, Aug.8! Call or stop in to reserve your spot(s)!  Spaces are limited and I promise you will have a wonderful time and certainly get your $$$ worth!

Christmas In July Card Class 7/29

Lovely Lavender Flower Soft Class 8/8
Sample Peek A Boo Tear Bear

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

July Updates!

We had so much fun at our Christmas in July crop! It was a fun filled day with games, food, prizes, food, family, food, cropping...and did I mention...FOOD? LOL! Follow us on facebook to see all of the pics!

We gave away a ton of prizes and would like to thank Geri of "Geri's Bazaar" for donating a personalized Cricut Expression Tote! If you are interested in ordering one of these spacious totes visit her on the web at . Geri normally makes custom Miata luggage, but she makes a killer Cricut bag as well! LOL! She ships anywhere in the U.S.  and to some overseas markets as well!
We would also like to thank Katie G., our independent "Scentsy" representative for donating a wonderfully aromatic gift basket! Visit Katie on the web at We love our scentsy! :-)

We gave away stamps, paper packs, Jolee's, Card kits, Scrapbooking Kits & MORE! Ms.Marsha won the coveted Cricut Gypsy! It was loads of fun! We are already filling up for our August 21st crop, so reserve your spot soon!

Our new crop space was fabulous & you can now reserve an entire 5 ft. table if you prefer a little more room than our normal 3-4ft. Those spots are extremely limited so if you prefer more space call or stop in really soon!

We had a 12 Days of Christmas Challenge and had some amazing entries! The participation and "Creativity" were fun all on their own! We had a very close race between two of the entries although there were so many more that deserve a prize...even if some of them were for very "special" reasons! LOL! It was all in FUN!  Our top two entries were made by Shelly B. & Debbie P.  Both of their entries are absolutely AMAZING! Each of the ladies were kind enough to allow us to "borrow" their entries so that you can come by & check them out! They both agreed that if you would like to "scraplift" their items, they would feel honored...just give em' some credit when you might be asked where you got the idea ;-).  Debbie is a BRAND NEW scrapbooker & did far beyond a fabulous job. This is her very first scrapbook page she has ever done by herself!!! WOW!  I see DESIGNER in her! :-)  All of us who know and love Shelly know she has some magic little fingers, but she really outdid herself this time! This box is made completely of Bazzill & Graphic 45's new Halloween line! No template...all done here while cropping! KUDOS ladies! That's talent!  Our winner of the challenge was Debbie P. and none of us could be happier for her :-).  We look forward to many more challenges and fun with friends. If you think you're up to're welcome to join us anytime!

What's new you ask? Well...We just had a new order of Bazzill come in today! 11 boxes weighing 33 lbs. was a small order. LOL! The new Graphic 45 "Halloween in Wonderland" is here! It's absolutely gorgeous! Imaginisce Splash Dance line is here. Tim Holtz embossing folders, dies & Grungepaper are back in stock. New Spellbinders 12" borderabilities are here. October 31, Pumpin Carving & the H2O Cricut Cartridges are in stock. New Glimmer Mist, embellishments & custom cutz are all here. "Little Yellow Bicycle's" Boardwalk & Pack your Bags Lines are BOTH here! Moxxie's new T-Ball Line & Off to the Parks (Disney & Amusement Parks) are here. Karen Foster's ATV papers are here. Bo Bunny's Roughing it (Camping paper) is also here! Punches, Inks, Albums & more! As always, I have things coming in daily...stop in to see our goodies while they last! CHA is next week and I'll be ordering MORE so stay tuned for updates...ok...I have a confession. Some of the companies have already started releasing their new product lines and are allowing pre-orders...I already started ordering. I just cant help myself.
Don't forget to check our calendar for upcoming classes and crops! We will be updating it soon, but check back often because we are always adding more! See you soon :-).

Friday, July 9, 2010

Basic Grey Cappella Card & Layout Class!

I'm still trying to figure out how to get the pictures loaded on our calendar, but I figured in the mean time I would post a quick pic here! These cards are just beautiful! If you follow us on facebook you can see more there, too! See you soon!

Happy Summer!

It's been a HOT HOT summer so far! We had a great time at our last crop, but the heat was unbearable! Well, no fear! I ran out and bought a 23,500 BTU Heating & AC unit, 10 New Tables, an upgraded Wi-Fi Super router & chairs! ask what do the tables, wi-fi & chairs have to do with the heat??? Absolutely NOTHING! It's just when I get on a shopping kick...I can shop online, home depot, best buy or anywhere to curb my insatiable appetite for shopping! SO...WHY NOT??? It's all about comfort & style :-).

We've updated our July calendar and we're hoping to get August out before August actually begins! LOL! So make sure you click the link to the right to check it out! Our bag day this month is scheduled for Friday, July 16th & we have a SUPER DUPER Christmas in July Crop on Saturday, July 17th! I'm giving away a CRICUT GYPSY!!! That's right! A BRAND NEW $249.99 CRICUT GYPSY!!! That's just one of the many goodies in store for our July Croppers! There's also a FREE mini class, a challenge bag filled with FREE merchandise, games, MORE PRIZES, GREAT FRIENDS & FOOD! Call or stop in today to sign up! There are just a few spaces remaining.

We have lots of new goodies in stock & I can't wait to order more. CHA is just around the corner and you know I can't resist gettin' the new stuff! ;-) I think my hubby is even having fun checking out all of the goodies! His favorite line is the My Mind's Eye "Quite Contrary". He's become quite attached to the owls in the line so I guess I'll have to pull a sheet or two to make a page for him ;-). He's been so sweet since he's been home. He has helped me so much that I think I'm getting a little spoiled. I could really get used to this!