Monday, March 31, 2008

The Queen is sick

Oh no, its happened someone poisoned the Queen, they sneezed, coughed and breathed a little too much. Now she has caught a cold, in her nose and throat......she is wrapped up in a blankie, with hot tea and tissues....

So we're having a sale!
There is a 30% off table
All sports 20% off
Stop by and see Savannah today

Sunday, March 30, 2008


Whatcha doin'?
Quick - tell me a few things you are doing right now.
I am:
Listening to the little dog eat
Listening to Savannah sing at the other computer and Law & Order in the background
Wondering if anyone is going to change the laundry or if I am going to have too
Thinking about why my FSA didn't fund tonight
Happy that its Spring Break for the kids
Looking at a dusty piano and Sugar sleeping in the chair
Debating if I want to call back Kelly or go to bed
Wondering if its going to be sunny tomorrow and warm
Thinking, why is Jake going to be okay going to him mom's. I am so worried about him
Drinking Diet coke
Realizing that the alligator skin on my legs means I need moisturizer and need it ASAP
Thinking that I am really thankul that Savan is able to work tomorrow since Mom is sick!
Your turn. Nothing spectacular - just whatever you are doing on this Sunday (or whenever you are reading).

Thursday, March 27, 2008


I have decided that everyone should have a chance at taking spring break.
A girl on my work team is flying to Ft Lauderdale to take a Carribean cruise for a week
My kids are embarking on their annual "get out of school for a week trek"
People all around us are going to try to enjoy some R&R and play.
Moi? I will be working 8-5 and then trying to be creative at the store in the evenings.

With that in mind, watch out we have tons of activities planned.
Saturday 3-midnite, SMART GIRLS CROP, dinner will be served, let's kick this vacation off with a bang!
Sunday 20% off all ribbon
Monday MANY paper lines will be on sale 20-50%!
*** EASTER layouts are due
Tuesday Studio open for free all day, grab a coffee and a friend and spend the day!
Wednesday bring a friend and you both get 10% off of your purchase
Thursday sign up for a class and get 10% off your purchase
Friday, our 2nd Annual LUAU! Gary will be cooking on the bbq and there will be Hawaiian music all around!
Saturday any embellishment 25% off

How is that for a SPRING BREAK?

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Why Scrapbook?
Scrapbooking is extremely personal and we all have our own reasons for our interest in this rewarding hobby. What does scrapbooking mean to you? Are you thinking about starting your first scrapbook? Or do you remember why you started to scrapbook in the first place? Either way take a look at this list. Let it be a help, an encouragement or a reminder…
Why do we scrapbook? We do it to:

TELL THE STORY: to create a record, relive our experiences, commemorate various events in our families lives, build a record of our lives , allow the story behind our photos to be told, and to enjoy and share our memories with our family and friends.

CREATE A LASTING LEGACY: a place for memories to last forever, to be enjoyed for generations to come and to give our memories the treatment they deserve.

FEEL THE ACCOMPLISHMENT: As we complete a page or an album we feel empowered and encouraged - we can finish something! Our accomplishments come in small doses. We get to see, hold, and touch the completed page or project. And that is so important for a mom who is surrounded by the ever messy home or never ending pile of dirty laundry.

KEEP CONNECTED: Scrapbooking keeps us connected to people, events, places and experiences that happen so fast as our lives speed by. We go through so many things in our lives. As we scrap we do not miss out on recording these memories and seeing the progress of our journey.

BE PART OF A COMMUNITY: Expanding our social circle by joining crops or a club, or joining an online community. We make new friends who share our interests. Besides having fun, we learn new tips and techniques from our new scrapbooking friends!

START A LIFETIME HOBBY- we can scrap anyway along our life journey… before we have children, as we start our new family, as our children grow up before our eyes and as our children leave the nest. We can encourage our children to start as early as elementary school and we can continue to scrap with them all the way into seniorhood!

PROTECT OUR FAMILY PHOTOS: provide archival safety of our most cherished pictures and to begin a family history preservation mission project.

EXPLORE OUR CREATIVE SIDE (and shopping!): all of those beautiful scrapbook supplies. We love to find just the right embellishment, paper, sticker or digital element that helps us to explore our creative side (Did you even know you were creative before starting to scrap?) and our albums reflect our own special and unique style.

HONOR TO GOD AND FAMILY : to not forget the blessings that come from the Lord and to remember the lessons we have learned along the way. We can teach our children and their children all about our family history. We pass on God’s love through our scrapbooking legacy from this generation to the next.

Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them. ~Deuteronomy 4:9 (NIV)

Be encouraged dear scrapbooker! Did you see yourself on this list? Did one of these reasons touch your heart? Did you see a new reason to love the hobby you already like so much? Let us remember these reasons that we are choosing to scrapbook our memories. Be inspired! Be motivated! Scrap!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Being Grateful on a Monday

I can't believe EASTER came and went so quickly. What an amazing holiday.

Today I am thankful for.....
* A Risen Savior, a Friend I didn't know I needed and whom I can't live without
* Mom's relaxed and yummy Easter Dinner (Ham and potato's)
* Women of Faith and the opportunity to hostess again in April
* Shauna is coming to the store Wed nite (many of you read her blog, Up in the nite)
* New paper coming this week, the UPS guy thinks we are stalkers
* Mike's second infection at his surgical site is healing
* DIET COKE and more DIET COKE ( I need my own machine)
* JR Miss is over, it was amazing and I can't wait to scrapbook it, but it was tiring
* James and her hilarious comments throughout JR Miss, she kept us in stitches
*Tami's rockin' camera, I am such a paparazzi when I have it in my hand. holy cow!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Check out my Slide Show!

What an amazing experience!

This week was Savannah's Jr. Miss week. It was filled with endless practice sessions, a Luncheon, an interview, Tech and dress rehearsal, many late nites without dinner or sleep and finally a really wonderful evening for the competition. Although she didn't place or win a scholarship she was amazing. So many people commented on her presence, her poise, her bright smile and how natural she looked. She had fun, made some new friends and really stretched herself just to compete. The program is based on grades, an interview, a 90 second talent, fitness and self expression, Savannah drew a question on time travel and she answered very well! We were so proud of her.

Thanks to so many people for this week. Thanks for Tami and Ashlyn for coming and cheering and loaning us your amazing camera, Thanks for Traci for the bracelet and rides, to Holly, Debbie and Liv for cheering her on, Thanks for Jackie, Abby and Aly for being so encouraging and for her bath and body gift! Thanks to my mom for more than you ever will know and to Marge for her love and support. There are so many more to thank.... we are so loved, Savannah is so blessed to have such amazing people in her life!

May you know the meaning to today

Happy Easter

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Getting dolled up for the big nite!

Quotes for today.

My 8-5 job this week is a bit overwhelming. I am typically a very "my cup is overflowing person" but this week is a bit off.... I found some quotes that I liked.

I was reminded my word for 2008 is H-O-P-E

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good

then I found these....

*You put the body on autopilot and let the emotional part of the performance guide you.
*Sara Paddison - The Hidden Power of the HeartStress is inner biofeedback, signaling you that frequencies are fighting within your system. The purpose of stress isn't to hurt you, but to let you know it's time to go back to the heart and start loving.
*Hans Selye - Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.

I hope you are inspired and I am trying to keep my head above water, Enjoy the week!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Being Grateful on a Monday

I was gone last week working out of town and attending a wedding, its nice to be home and I thought it was a good idea to be Thankful today.....
-Savannah got to try on her dress for Jr. Miss last nite and it is so beautiful and she loves it!
-I have amazing parents, people who love me despite my short comings
-I have avoided this flu that is going around (thank GOD)
-It was sunny yesterday
-I am half way thru my diet coke
-Tami and Cori are home from their retreat and they had fun!
-Amanda helped me in the store on Saturday price a ton of new product!
-I met a new friend or two Saturday nite, Heather and Hilary were a RIOT!
-God is good, ALWAYS!

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Here it is! Wild Aspargus! Shimmery and fun! Hurry in... here are a few samples.

Friday, March 14, 2008


We received Out & About.... you have to come in and see it.
More to come!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Memories..... and Hapiness

"Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply,
to think freely, to risk life, to be needed."
Are you excited when you see your kids play soccer or baseball?
Do you get that warm feeling when you celebrate a loved one's birthday?
How about those milestones like weddings and anniversaries?
What about the everyday things like hot cocoa while it rains or snows?
A campfire in the summer near the river, or swim lessons?
This is what scrapbooking is..... its taking time to remember that which makes us smile
its taking time to write your thoughts and document just what happened on a day...
come in, we can inspire you, get you started and take a walk down memory lane.

Monday, March 10, 2008


Okay, this time change is kicking my hinny....

I decided that I needed to write down some grateful things today...
2) The sun is shining!
3) Mike thinks his back is feeling better (thank GOD)
4) Mike and Jake folded all the laundry in the downstairs
5) I got to hang out and have a fun dinner with James Friday nite
6) Savannah rocked her mock interview for Jr Miss on Saturday
7) We have new outdoor paper in the store, its GREAT! hunting, bear, Motorcross, basketball and baseball and more.
8) I think I have our taxes ready for the accountant (that is a good thing)

Sunday, March 9, 2008

What a weekend

What a weekend. It was full of friends, JR Miss activities, mom and dad coming home, and more. Friday nite Brenda and James hung out and visited, Jacob finished up his housesitting. Saturday was full of JR. Miss. Practice from 9-noon, a mock interview from 2-3:30 and then choreography with Shelleigh. We made decisions on costuming, and outfits. Saturday nite we shopped for an IPOD home and found a bargain at Walgreens.

Here is the costume for her ballet piece she decided upon
Today while I run the store Savannah is meeting with Courtney to finish the ballet piece. This week is full of Jr Miss again, work, pictures, dance, me working out of town and more!

Thursday, March 6, 2008


After work I went to the store so Miss 'Manda could go put her feet up and rest, she is going to have that baby any week now. teehee. I had a package waiting for me. Amanda said she almost opened it for me. HA! well it was my swap from Gusto Girls blog that I mentioned last week. I had the nicest gift ever from Erin in Utah. (funny thing her mom was in my store last week) I love this whole blogging world. I will post a picutre tomorrow, but I am sure you will be jealous to know that I got.... A egg full of the most yummy truffles ever, a egg shaped soap, a darling altered journal with a hand written note, a fun spring wind chime and the most precious Easter hanging that says "He is risen" They were all perfect, and it made me feel so special. It was a perfect ending to my day. It was like a smile that came in the mail. I am mailing off my present tonight, I have been working on making something and its taking freakin... opps sorry... forever said with a smile.

Thanks Gusto girl for organizing this fun!

NEW and Fun

We rec'd 24 designs of Daisy D's paper this week
and 12 more outdoor lines, included in that are some fun motorcross papers!

Queenie is still having a ball in Hawaii! She went to the one and only scrapbook store on the Island and dropped a "gripe" as James would say and my dad wouldn't want to know how much... hahah!!!

All travel items 20% off
All baby 20% off (in honor of Amanda and hew new baby that is coming soon Jaxon)
All Disney 20%

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Wednesday Surprise!

Quote for today: In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
Albert Schweitzer, 1875 - 1965

Today zip dry is on sale for $5.00
Double sided cardstock .75

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Sneak Peak!

you asked for it, its on the way! 20 different themes!

New My Minds Eye

Monday, March 3, 2008

The Queen is gone...let's play

Here are a few shots from Queenie's vacation
Now that we are all "hating her" for being in paradise, let's have a sale!!!
*All ribbon will be buy a yard get a yard free on Tuesday
*All items that can be altered such as wood, chipboard etc will be 20% of Tuesday.
Watch out for Wednesdays sale!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Queenie is gone! Let's have a sale

Tami and Cori are having a crop tomorrow. Its a great time to get organized and ready for Spring.

Sunday Best Creations will be 20% off all day. This is beautiful glitter paper