Friday, December 28, 2007

Good evening!!! I am going to be getting an email together in the AM (probably after 10AM) regarding the weight loss wiki.......so be watching for that!!!

just an fyi!!!

have a great weekend!!!

steff

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Hello my scrapbooking friends!! How is your SHORT week going?? We've been faBulAS dahhling!!!! I (personally) have my Christmas decorations ALL DOWN!! AND PUT AWAY!!! YEAH!!! Now - they're still up at the store - but hopefully will come down before the 1st of the year!!!!


On a personal note - does anyone know where the holy heck summer summa time is?!??! Its not like her to go for FIVE days without updating her blog!! I ALWAYS can count on her to update her blog daily!! WHATS UP!!? Is she out of town?!?! HUH! !?? Anyone?!?!?!


Okay - so we've got the new My Minds Eye Valentines line in the store!! This is the FIRST time for My Minds Eye to be at the attic!! And I'm SOOOOO excited!! I've wanted to carry it forevA!!!! It's gorgeous - if I do say so myself!!! AND - the new For Peeps Sake from Imaginisce - SUPER SUPER CUTE!!! SERIOUSLY CUTE!!! annnnnd.......I'll letcha in on a little secret - I ordered the new DOODLEBUG paper out - Krusty is doing a belly dance as we speak she's so excited!!! ha ha!!!

Did you see how much longer till ganza?!?! PANIC!!! HOLY MOSES!!! But, my job is going to be a little easier this time.......we're not doing our traditional "goodie bags" this time - for several reasons - but we are going to have a SUPER surprise for you all instead!!! I hope everyone likes it!! Christie and I are working hard on it as we speak - so I'll give you a little sneakie peakie later on!!!!

What else - oh - the New Year is quickly approaching!!! And we are SO excited about 2008!! We're sure it will be our best year YET!! We are going to have some changes around the attic - so be watching for those - I'll be sending out a newsletter before the 1st - we will be open on new years eve until 4:00 so come see us!! But we'll be closed on the 1st.......................................beginning on the 2nd - we're opening at 10:00 AM instead of 9:00AM - except for Saturday - we'll still open early on Saturday morning for you EARLY shoppers!!! AND. effective the 2nd - we will no longer be accepting competitors coupons. BUT, have NO FEAR - we will be offering MORE of our own personal coupons!! We're sure you understand. It was A VERY tough decision to make -but it has to be done if we're gonna continue to carry the latest greatest most fabulous products out there!!! So, thank you for your understanding!!!!

On a (very) personal note........I (steff) no longer have a blog - two was just TWO (!) much!! Soooo, I was wanting to start a weight loss wiki..........if you're interested (and yes, I've received several emails from those of you that are interested already) please email me at scrapfunattic@cox.net BEFORE SATURDAY MORNING.......I'm going to get an email together and sent out to you about this in more detail but I want to do it by SATURDAY MORNING!!! So, let me know if you wanna hear more info!!!

On a VERY VERY VERY sad note. A while back we posted an entry asking for prayers and thoughts for our good friend Joyce McIntosh. Her son was ill and needing your prayers. Unfortunately on Christmas Day - he passed away. He was 21. Joyce could use your kind words, prayers and support. If you'd like to send a kind word her way, please email me and I'll get her email address sent to you. Joyce - if you're reading this - we are SO greatly sorry for your loss and can't even begin to understand what you're going through. My heart has been aching for you every since I heard. I hope that if you need ANYTHING - anything at all - you would let us know - there are TONS of us here to help you!! Whether you need a place to escape to- or a shoulder to cry on - we're here for you.

Monday, December 24, 2007

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Wish YOU a Merry Christmas.........................
WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Wish YOU a Merry Christmas.........................
WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Wish YOU a Merry Christmas and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Well, the casseroles are ready for cooking, the desserts are all made - all but THREE of the gifts are wrapped - and Santa is bringing those - the cards are mailed out - the house is cleaned - the cookies are baked - everything is READ-I to go!!!!!! Now, we get to sit back and grab a hot cup of cider/hot chocolate, start the fireplace, and watch "It's a Wonderful Life"!!! I LOVE THIS SEASON!!!! This is the MOST I've been prepared EVA!!! I've seriously got time to SIT AND WATCH THIS MOVIE!!! Usually I'm frantically finishing up last minute items that I forgot or wrapping just HOURS before we rip all the paper to shreds!!! I hope you are able to enjoy the season in YOUR own way as well!!!

I, for some reason, feel as though the "new year" begins the day after Christmas......not sure why - but I do!!! So, we're (the girls at the attic and myself) gearing up for some new years resolutions in the new year. We've launched whats called a "weight loss wiki"!!! It's a website that we've set up to track and encourage our weight loss goals. We're also going to make a friendly competition out of it!!! If you're interested, give it some thought and email me at scrapfunattic@cox.net .......... I'll get back with you in the next week about the specifics of it all - but we'd like to launch it officially on the 1st of January.

We hope you that you are enjoying time spent with friends and family on this wonderful Christmas eve - and that you take a minute to remember the "reason for the season"........ and thank CHRIST for all that he has done for you and your life!!

Merry Christmas from all of your friends at the attic - we love ya!!!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Well, WHEW!!! What a FRIDAY!!! IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE!!!!!! I hope you are ALL DONE WITH YOUR SHOPPING!!! SERIOUSLY - I've NEVER seen as many people out on ONE day ALL OVER THE PLACE as I had yesterday!!! My brave scrubby took the kiddos to the MALL!! BOTH OF THE KIDS!!! I went to meet him and he looked like he was going to JUMP over the railing!! It was AWFUL out!!! And with today's weather - YUCK!! NOT!! I LOVE THIS WEATHER!!! BRING IT ON!!!!

So, our 12 days of Christmas sales event has come to a close!!! And what a success it was!!! Thank you ALL for your participation in all of it!! I really enjoyed getting a feel for how many of you out there are ACTUALLY reading our blog!!! I'll keep the posts coming - cuz I know how much SOME of you enjoy reading them!!!

Speaking of peeps - Liz S. ........ are you out there?!?!?! I haven't heard from you!!!!!

We got another shipment of stickles in yesterday AND some other new stuff - but I don't wanna speak to soon - cuz I'm not sure how fast mom/I will get it processed to get it out on the floor today or tomorrow I'm sure - but it's some new stuff that we've never had in the store before!!!! I'm SO excited!!!

Okay - I've GOT to get my house cleaned before the HOLIDAY is here!!! We made our FIRST ever GINGERBREAD house last night with the kiddos........I'll have to post the pictures later on!!! I'm hoping to make some SUGAR cookies later on tonight!! BUT, both kiddos seem to be coming down with something!!!!

We ARE going to continue our "ATTIC BUX" throughout the weekend!!! So, for every $50.00 purchase you make - we will be giving you back $5.00 in ATTIC BUX!!!! AND we're going to continue our additional 10% off all clearance merchandise through the weekend as well!! BUT, after Christmas - it all goes back to 40% off!!!!!

Don't forget - we ARE GOING TO BE CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY!!!! We wanted to give US and all of our employees an additional day to celebrate the "reason for the season" with their families!! SOOOOO, get in before Monday!!! Remind your scrubbies to get in too!!!!!

On a personal note - how many of you out there are making new years resolutions????? How many of them are "weight loss" related?????? LMK!!

Friday, December 21, 2007

GOOD FRIDAY MORNING TO YOU!!

How is your "FOUR MORE DAYS TILL SANTA COMES" day going?????!!!

Okay - so we FINALLY have the VOTES IN AND I'M READY TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS!!!!

THE layout challenge that we issued last week, where you lift an advertisement......Heather Carrier is our WINNER!!!

This was her advertisement that she lifted........

and this was her layout!! I AM LOVING THE COLORS!!!
Good job Heather!! I have a little somethin for you next time you're in!!!

The blog quiz challenge from Tuesday!!! We didn't get ANYONE that had ALL the correct answers......so we took the quiz's - and compared them to see who had the MOST correct answers!!!! Our winner is.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................I'm doing this because she is DYING to know if she won........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................she's been calling and emailing and texting DAILY to see if she was the winner........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................she was a little sneaky about asking to one of the answers to the quiz and I KNEW that and answered accordingly...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................BRYNN!!!!! Congratulations!!!! Brynn has been around the attic since we opened our doors!!! She was one of our very first "Divas" and is extremely talented!!! You can see a sprinkling of her layouts in our store - but most of her work is out in Derby at "Scrappin Time"!!!!! Congratulations Brynn!! I have a little something for you too!!

Here are the answers to the quiz:
1. What MONTH did Scrap*Funattic OPEN her doors? June 2006
2. What is the name of the "Band" that Sarah and Steffanie's brother is in? Moving Rushmore
3. What is Steffanie's FAVORITE brand of Scrapbooking products? HEIDI SWAPP DUH!!!
4. What is the key word "transmission" stand for!!?? The Nintendo Wii!!
5. Whats Sarah's favorite color? PURPLE!!! (her Christmas tree was a PERFECT clue!)
6. There is a post for A WHILE ago - a picture of a fellow attic friend - in a pink Princess crop a lot shirt - who is this? Melissa Kelly!!!
7. What are our nicknames?? ALL of us: Renee, (MY Renee, Drama Llama, Babs) Kristy (Krusty) Kelli (Smelli Kelli....she loves candles she doesn't STINK!) Debbie (mom, nazi mom - or DL) Sarah (smyers) and Steff (stove top.....I don't LIKE that name!)
8. What do we like to drink when pulling an all nighter at a crop (there are a few of these that will work?) Bux, Monster, Presto
9. Finish this quote: "I'm not a princess, my needs are more like a QUEEN"
10. How old was Jana on her last birthday? 40
11. When is Steffanie's Birthday? October 8 - a NATIONAL holiday!
12. Who was the FIRST person in line for Crop*A*Ganza registration on Monday October 1st? Vicki Beeman
12. What object took the place of our CHIEF CHEF Keri during the crop*a*ganza registration? an oven MIT!
13. What was the date of our ribbon cutting? April 26, 2007
14. What color did Rocky and Renee paint our Fridge? HOT PINK
15. Where is MOM right now? Mexico


Now the sugar cookie recipe challenge...........................we have a couple of winners!! First I DID say the SUPER EASIEST recipe........................so, Sam Stueven wins for being a smart A**......she sent me and EASY BAKE OVEN recipe!!! AMY MAY wins for being the FIRST ONE to send a REAL RECIPE THAT WORKS!!! And Alicia wins for sending this funny email to me: here it is are you ready? This is the Alicia Day version..

Go to the grocery store and there is this hot little man called the Pillsbury
dough boy and you can buy his dough in a roll, and roll and cut and bake :)
So, the three of you will have a little something for you!! Same, Amy and Alicia!!! Thank you for participating!! I AM GOING TO TRY SOME OF THESE RECIPES THIS WEEKEND!!!
Today is our last 12 days of Christmas sale!! I'm a little sad!! I've enjoyed having SOMETHING every day that we focus on!!!
ALL Fiskars Hand Punches Buy ONE get ONE free!!
These Fiskars punches are SO nice - they cut very clean and smooth and are very easy for your hands!!! BUY ONE GET ONE!! HOW COOL iS THAT!!!!
Today's challenge is: whoever can find a Wii for Renee and a Barbie Party bus for Krusty..........ha!! just kidding!!! NO!!! The first person to COME IN TO THE STORE AND SING A CHRiSTMAS CAROL TO THE GIRLS WINS!!!! COME ON GET IN HERE AND SING TO US!! Tis the season!!!
I was sent this "funny" this morning - thought it would bring a smile to your face!!!
The Mommy Test I was out walking with my 3 year old daughter. She picked up something off the ground and started to put it in her mouth. I took the item away from her and I asked her not to do that. 'Why?' my daughter asked. 'Because it's been on the ground, you don't know where it's been, it's dirty and probably has germs' I replied. At this point, my daughter looked at me with total admiration and asked, 'Mommy, how do you know all this stuff? You are so smart.' I was thinking quickly. 'All moms know this stuff. It's on the Mommy Test. You have to know it, or they don't let you be a Mommy.' We walked along in silence for 2 or 3 minutes, but she was evidently pondering this new information. 'OH...I get it!' she beamed, 'So if you don't pass the test you have To be the daddy.' 'Exactly' I replied back with a big smile on my face.
Okay - Sarah and I are out to get some more shopping done, hopefully will be DONE when we come back!!! I had to include this cute picture of my son, Hayden and Kristys daughter, Ella - at their Christmas program earlier this week!! Aren't they adorable!!

k.......i'll be back later on with some SALES that we're having this weekend......come back!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

CONGRATULATIONS to SHANNON FISHER!!!! (our ever so very lucky Shannon Fisher!) She is our winner for Wednesdays Christmas Song Trivia!!! I was SO excited to see all the submissions to the challenge when I got here this morning!!!! I didn't realize that ALL of you read the blog!!! I thought it was just the FIVE of us!! ha ha!!! So, Shannon - congratulations!!! I will have a special somethin' for you next time you're in!!!!! I don't know a WHOLE lot about Shannon - but what I do know is that she always has a SMILE on her face, she is extremely talented and she is looking MOST HOT as of lately!! (wink wink, she knows what I'm talkin' about!)

Here are the answers for the quiz!!
1. The 12 Days of Christmas
2. Jingle Bells
3. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
4. Away in a Manger
5. Silent Night
6. Do You Hear What I Hear?
7. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
8. O Christmas Tree
9. Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
10. Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer
11. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
12. Frosty The Snowman
13. Oh Holy Night
14. Walking In a Winter Wonderland
15. Baby It’s Cold Outside
16. Joy To The World

So, what else is going on today????? I'm finishing up my Christmas cards - they are printing as I type!!!! Smyers and I went out last night and got stocking stuffers - that was fun - just a little more last minute items to pick up tomorrow and I'm DONE!!!

Mom gets back tomorrow.....I can't WAIT!!! I have missed her SOOOOO much!!!! I didn't realize just HOW much I rely on her!!! I MISS MY MOMMY!!!!

Okay - so todays challenge - RECIPES!!!! Who can email me the EASIEST and BESTEST Sugar Cookie Recipe?!?!?! HURRY!! I'm making them this weekend and I need a GOOD NEW recipe!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

BUSY!

That's all I'm gonna say!!

DID get my Christmas cards (1/2 of them) mailed out today - I ended up having to go out and buy more cuz my "little" list became a "oh yeah - what about them, and her, and oh yeah I forgot about them!" list!!! So, the rest will be finished tomorrow!! I even did a digi layout of my favorite pics of the boys from this year in the card! ! Maybe I'll post that later!!

Okay - so STILL no winner for yesterdays challenge - so I'm gonna post the answers TOMORROW giving you ONE MORE NIGHT to try and get the answers to me - Man - I guess these were harder than I thought!!!!

Here's your Wednesday Challenge - it should be easier!!! ANYONE can win - so if you won last week - you're eligible again!!!! GOOD LUCK!!: (thank you CW - you're the bomb!)

Tell me the TITLES of these Christmas songs!!! (i'm gonna give you the first one to help you out!)
1. TTDOC....The Twelve Days Of Christmas
2. JB
3. ICUAMC
4. AIAM
5. SN
6. DYHWIH
7. ISMKSC
8. OCT
9. CROAOF
10. GGROBAR
11. RTRNR
12. FTS
13. OHN
14. WIAWW
15. BICO
16. JTTW

Here is our ELEVENTH day of Christmas Sale!!
Thursday December 20th
Crop A Dile….
Buy the PINK CropADile and get the case ½ off
Or
Take $5.00 off the Green CropADile!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

just to let you know - we still have not had a "weiner"!! LOtS and lOtS of submissions - but not ONE has answered them ALL correctly yet!!!! HURRY HURRY!!!

Tomorrow (Wednesday) our 10th day of Christmas sale ALL Apparel 30% off! (this is the perfect opportunity to get some FUN and UNIQUE scrapbooking appareal for that hard to buy for scrapper!!!)

And - I think we should have a VOTE!! Since Summer, Renee and Kristy ALL have the new Making Memories Carousel........WHO do you think will have it "bling-ed" and "decorated" first?!?!!

Read previous post for your challenge!! I will give it until tomorrow early afternoon to post Wednesday's challenge!!!!

This post is gonna be a little long - you might wanna grab a warm or cold beverage of choice and enjoy!!! Or a snack - oooohhhh what about some chips and salsa - or mmmmmmm some peanut brittle....that sounds nice!!! Ummmmm popcorn too!! And a diet d.p!!! Okay- you get the idea!!!
FINALLY!! We have a WINNER!!! We had a few (few meaning not MANY!) submissions- but they were not ALL correct - until we received SUMMA-TIMES!!! Summer Crook - our lovely winner for our MONDAY challenge!!! I like to say a lil' somethin' about the winner each time they win!! Summer - talented, beautiful, NICE, and NEVER has a BAD thing to say about ANYONE!! She's definitely someone to LOVE!! So refreshing and so talented - that's always a nice compliment isn't it!! Congratulations Summer!!!! (oh and she teaches our aweso{ME} class too!!)




So, here are the anwers for the Frosty Quiz!!



1. What were Frosty's last words?.........."I'll be back again someday!!"
2. What did the traffic cop holler to Frosty?............."STOP"
3. Who brought Frosty back to life?............Santa
4. What is the fabric of Frosty's hat?...........silk
5. Who trapped Frosty in the greenhouse?........the magician
6. Where are Karen and Frosty going?............to the North Pole
7. How do Karen and Frosty get around (or travel)?......by train
8. What riding toy does Frosty behave like?..........a sled
9. In "Frosty the Snowman" the movie (1969), who's voice is that of the narrator?....Jimmy Durante
10. The greedy magician is really after what?...........Frosty's magic hat

NOW - it's TUESDAY - which usually means DOUBLE PUNCH TUESDAY around here - but it's also our 9th day of our 12 days of Christmas sale!!! So, today is the day to get your albums and/or refills bought!! Take $5.00 off all Albums and/or buy ONE pkg of page refills - get ONE for 1/2 off!!!!

NEW STUFF!! We now have THREE colors of Glitter Mist!!! If you haven't tried this stuff - it's really cool!! Renee has made a couple of gorgeous layouts with this glitter mist - you have to come see them! We have the Alcohol Ink Tins in - yes, these are the larger tins that you can "house" your STICKLES in!!!! (YES Liz - I am holding one for you!!!) We have more band-aid tins in - both decorated and just plain ol' tins!!! We have the Making Memories Desk Carousels in!! WE ARE SO EXCITED about these - Renee, mom and I have been waiting on these FOREVER!!

OH - and these EVER SO POPULAR Pull EZ Ribbon Purse !!! We've only got the PINK now - but more are on the way!!!!



AND the new Imaginisce EASTER paper!! You HAVE to be thinking about these things AHEAD of time people!!!! :)




Saturday we had a WONDERFUL SURPRISE!!! Jana made us these GORGEOUS BUX CUP WARMERS!!!! Aren't the BEAUTIFUL!!! AND they're made out of Amy Butler Fabric!! LOVE THEM!! Thank you Jana - did you get my gift to you?????AND, we just got these cool KOOZIES in last week!! From 2chicks - these are FUN!! And would make PERFECT stocking stuffers!!! We also have some CUTE keychains that would be perfect!!! ( i apologize - i don't have time to crop my photos and digi-tize them for you!!)


Other NEW books we have in!!!!



Okay - so we also have a winner for the SNOW ANGEL challenge on Sunday!!! Michelle BFBF is our WINNER!!! Yes, she DID win on Saturday - HOWEVER she was the ONLY ELIGIBLE submission!! SO SHE WINS THE TAG-ALONG cup holder!!!! We love M-BFBFBF!!!!



Your challenge for TUESDAY is for all of YOU - our LOYAL BLOG STALKERS/READERS!!! (CW - thank you for this!) and NO it's not Christmas related!!!! Maybe this will get you all back into PARTICPATING!!! COME ON!!! Answer these questions correctly and we'll have a lil somethin' somethin' for you!!


NOW - some of these are PERSONAL and some of them are scrapbooking/store related........good luck!!!

1. What MONTH did Scrap*Funattic OPEN her doors?

2. What is the name of the "Band" that Sarah and Steffanie's brother is in?

3. What is Steffanie's FAVORITE brand of Scrapbooking products?

4. What is the key word "transmission" stand for!!??

5. Whats Sarah's favorite color?

6. There is a post for A WHILE ago - a picture of a fellow attic friend - in a pink Princess crop alot shirt - who is this?

7. What are our nicknames?? ALL of us: Renee, Kristy, Kelli, Debbie, Sarah and Steff

8. What do we like to drink when pulling an all nighter at a crop (there are a few of these that will work?)

9. Finish this quote: "I'm not a princess, my needs are more like a ________________"

10. How old was Jana on her last birthday?

11. When is Steffanie's Birthday?

12. Who was the FIRST person in line for Crop*A*Ganza registration on Monday October 1st?

12. What object took the place of our CHIEF CHEF Keri during the crop*a*ganza registration?

13. What was the date of our ribbon cutting?

14. What color did Rocky and Renee paint our Fridge?

15. Where is MOM right now?

16. What was the deal with Steffanie's hair in May?? Just kidding - that's not really a question - keep your comments to yourself!!!

email them to me/us at scrapfunattic@cox.net

Monday, December 17, 2007

So, for most of us - the snow is MELTING!!! I HATE this, the aftermath of the gorgeous snow!!! Sooooo, in honor of the snow - I thought it only appropriate to have a Frosty the Snowman quiz!!! (thank you so much to Michielle Doll for her help with this!) Feel free to ask your kiddos for some help!!! Please EMAIL (scrapfunattic@cox.net) your answers to me!! I will pick the FIRST CORRECT email that we receive!!!! Good luck!! Have a great day!!!


1. What were Frosty's last words?
2. What did the traffic cop holler to Frosty?
3. Who brought Frosty back to life?
4. What is the fabric of Frosty's hat?
5. Who trapped Frosty in the greenhouse?
6. Where are Karen and Frosty going?
7. How do Karen and Frosty get around (or travel)?
8. What riding toy does Frosty behave like?
9. In "Frosty the Snowman" the movie (1969), who's voice is that of the narrator?
10. The greedy magician is really after what?

Sunday, December 16, 2007


OKAY - so maybe Kristy and I were the ONLY ones that thought this challenge was TOO FUN!! OR, maybe you haven't had time to upload your photos YET - so get them to me - cuz as it is RIGHT NOW on Sunday evening - there is NO WINNER!!! We're talkin' a tag-along here peeps!!!




Okay - so,,,,,,,,,,how was your Sunday?? Ours was BUSY BUSY!!! We had our SECOND family Christmas gathering - presents and TONS of food - TONS!! TOO MUCH FOOD to be exact!! We watched "The Polar Express" - my PERSONAL FAVORITE CHRISTMAS MOVIE!! If you haven't seen it - I HIGHLY recommend it - we're probably watch it three more times before Christmas!! I JUST LOVE THAT MOVIE!!!




So, tomorrow is the EIGHTH day of Christmas in our sale!!!

You can take 40% off ANY ONE item of your choice!

(excluding all Epson, Cricut and Wishblade Products!)

We are moving our Clearance stuff out so SUPA fast that we're adding more each day!! So, come in and check it out!!




I wanted to share this with you!! Summer sent this email to the store and I thought it was PERFECT for so many of you mom's out there!! It's always nice to know that you're NOT alone in this world!!!




Dear Santa, I've been a good mom all year. I've fed, cleaned and cuddled my children on demand, visited the doctor's office more than my doctor, sold sixty-two cases of candy bars to raise money to plant a shade tree on the school playground.




I was hoping you could spread my list out over several Christmases, since I had to write this letter with my son's red crayon, on the back of a receipt in the laundry room between cycles, and who knows when I'll find anymore free time in the next 18 years. Here are my Christmas wishes:




I'd like a pair of legs that don't ache (in any color, except purple,which I already have) and arms that don't hurt or flap in the breeze; but are strong enough to pull my screaming child out of the candy aisle in the grocery store.


I'd also like a waist, since I lost mine somewhere in the seventh month of my last pregnancy.


If you're hauling big ticket items this year I'd like fingerprint resistant windows and a radio that only plays adult music; a television that doesn't broadcast any programs containing talking animals; and a refrigerator with a secret compartment behind the crisper where I can hide to talk on the phone.


On the practical side, I could use a talking doll that says, 'Yes,Mommy' to boost my parental confidence, along with two kids who don't fight and three pairs of jeans that will zip all the way up without the use of power tools.


I could also use a recording of Tibetan monks chanting 'Don't eat in the living room' and 'Take your hands off your brother,' because my voice seems to be just out of my children's hearing range and can only be heard by the dog.


If it's too late to find any of these products, I'd settle for enough time to brush my teeth and comb my hair in the same morning , or the luxury of eating food warmer than room temperature without it being served in a Styrofoam container.


If you don't mind, I could also use a few Christmas miracles to brighten the holiday season. Would it be too much trouble to declare ketchup a vegetable? It will clear my conscience immensely.


It would be helpful if you could coerce my children to help around the house without demanding payment as if they were the bosses of an organized crime family.


Well, Santa, the buzzer on the dryer is ringing and my son saw my feet under the laundry room door. I think he wants his crayon back. Have a safe trip and remember to leave your wet boots by the door and come in and dry off so you don't catch cold.


Help yourself to cookies on the table but don't eat too many or leave crumbs on the carpet.


Yours Always,MOM...!


P.S. One more thing... you can cancel all my requests if you can keep my children young enough to believe in Santa.

Good morning!!!!


Here is my CHALLENGE photo collage!! I'm so proud of myself!! It's very simple - but I could NEVER have done this in twenty minutes before Jana's Digi class!!!! THANKYOU Jana!!!! Chase and I went outside and made snow angels this morning - the older boys only wanted to throw snowballs!!!


We had a blast!!!


YOU HAVE TO GET OUT THERE AND DO IT!!! Get bundled up in your warmest clothes - like my Snowman flannel jammies and my polka dot snow boots!!! It really helped to put things into perspective for me!!!


Don't forget to get your pictures to me - I want to post them!!!!


Todays 12 Days of Christmas sale is buy TWO brads and/or eyelets - get ONE free!!!!! Also 1-% additional off Clearance Merchandise - and 50% off ALL Design Runner cartridges!!!


Have a great Sunday - I'll be back later!!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Happy Happy Sunday!! How many days until Santa comes!?!??!

NINE!!!

My kiddos (and me!) are counting down EVERY SINGLE day!! Sometimes we have to remind each other several times throughout the day!!!!

It's definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!!! The Family Christmas get-togethers have already begun and the kiddos are getting a taste of present-itis!!! I hope EVERYONE is finding time to remember the reason for the season, and reflect on the things that we all have to be thankful for!! I am so happy that we have done this 12 days of Christmas!! It has been SO fun!! Not only to remember back to our childhood days and Christmas songs, but it has also been nice to escape from all the holiday stress and drama of it all and focus on something SIMPLE!!! So, thank you ONCE again for participating in this with us!!! Now, with that being said - GET TO PARTICIPATIN'!!!!!
Our winner for today's challenge (Saturday!) was Tammy Greiving!!! Congratulations!! I loved the CARDS that you made for us - and your kind comments were JUST what I needed!!! Tammy has been a part of this attic dream for a long time!! I, and mom and sarah, have really enjoyed the relationships that we have built through this venture!!! Thank you Tammy for thinking of us!!! Happy Holidays!
Here's your challenge for SUNDAY!! The FIRST person to take a picture of THEMSELVES (not your kiddos- YOU!!) making a snow angel - we have a TAG ALONG cup holder for you!!! YEP - you heard me right - a Chatterbox CUP HOLDER that attaches to your crop table for YOU!!
Get those photos taken!!!! Get out with your kiddos - OR BY YOURSELF!!! - Or with your pets - JUST GET OUT THERE!!
And email them to me at scrapfunattic@cox.net!!!!!
Also - please allow me to have permission to post them on the blog! How fun would that be to have TONS and TONS of photos of ADULT SNOW ANGELS!?!?! OH MY GOODNESSSS how fun!!! Okay- go make an angel - BE FREE!!!! Be a kid again!!!

Let it snow, let it snow, let it SNOW!!! It's really coming down out there!!!! I hope we get TONS of snow - I LOVE the snow - my kiddos love the snow and it's just so pretty!!

Okay - your challenge for Saturday....be the first person to bring us in a Christmas card!!! We love Christmas cards, and wan to add more to our window collection - so bring them in!! The first one in, wins!! BUT, we'd love to have as many as we can get!!!

Saturday - all Adhesive is on sale - buy the dispenser - get the refill 1/2 off or all of our adhesive is 25% off!!! including Xyron!!!

Have a great weekend, be careful out there - and treat yourself to a snow angel!!!

Friday, December 14, 2007

CONGRATULATIONS TO MICHELLE BABCOCK FLETCHAL BABCOCK FLETCHALL BABCOCK FLETCHALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

She was the FIRST person to cal this morning, after we opened, and sing to us the 12 days of Christmas song!! And she was FULL of Christmas cheer!!!

Yes, yes, yes, I know there were some phone calls BEFORE 9........blame me - NOT Krusty - she didn't realize that when there's a contest we don't open the "phone lines" (once again Dancin' don hall is coming to mind!) until we open the store!!! So, keep trying my friends!! There will be more challenges coming your way!!

Have a great weekend, and don't forget - tomorrow is ADHESIVE day!! So, now's the time to get stocked up on your adhesive!! We even have the NEW adhesive from EKsuccesssssss!!!!!

MORE LATER!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like FRIDAY!!!! We made it through the week!!! I hope you're enjoying this 12 days of Christmas "stuff" as much as we are!! We've had SUCH a positive response from everyone, and we're hoping that it's helping to de-stress your holiday planning and to bring a smile to your face!!!

So, for Friday's Challenge.....the FIRST person to CALL the store 316-733-0029 (yes, we wanna hear your beautiful voice!) and recite OR SING to Renee or Kristy in the morning the 12 days of Christmas beginning with TWELVE!!! so,,,,,on the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me.............................

Good luck!!

Have a great Friday!

OH!! On the 5th day of Christmas Sale - we're giving to you - 40% off ALL Magazines and Idea Books!!! This includes ALLLLLLLL books and magazines - great Christmas gifts!!

Mom - have a WONDERFUL week in Mexico - we'll miss you - enjoy and RELAX and forget all about KANSAS for ONE week!!! love ya!

GOOD MORNIN' to ya!!!

How are ya?!?!?! How's your Thursday goin'?!!!


First, before I announce our winner, I wanted to say a big THANKYOU to Lan, I LOVE your Christmas card!! Did you do it yourself!?!? It's ADORABLE!!! We LOOOOVVVVEEEE getting Christmas cards (hint hint, wink wink!!) Seriously, we are honored that you included us in your holiday card giving!!!


Okay - our winner of the Reindeer "games" this morning is DANA KLAASSEN!!! She was here bright and early with her new jingle bell tennie's on and sung us a ditty!!! (i've had some SERIOUS bux this mornin' can you tell!?!?) Congrats to Dana!! We are SO thrilled to have met miss Dana - she has become an important part of our week!! We look forward to visits from Dana, both AT crop and in the store!!! She's a refreshing BURST of energy!!! We love ya Dana!





TAG A LONGS ARE BACK IN DA HOUSE!!!!
YEP, you read that correctly - the tag alongs are BACK!! And lemme tell ya - we have PLENTY!!! These are the cup holders that hook on to your crop table with the trash bag attachment!!! Get yours now, before they back order for a year again!!! haha! These are PERFECT for those of you that will be attending Crop*A*Ganza!!



Anyone have a chance to work on their "ad challenge"!!!?????? come on - it's been THIRTEEN HOURS since I posted this challenge!! :)



We hope you all have a great day!! Don't forget to include us in your shop to stop spot this weekend while you're out and about!!!

ps - there is now only ONE spot remaining available for the digi class!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007




Goooooood evening!! As I promised - here is the Layout challenge that I promised for the 12 days of Christmas sale!! Your challenge is to find an "ad" while out doing your Christmas shopping - either on line, in the paper or at the store - and "lift" it!!! Click on this link: http://www.gap.com/ and check out this ad that renee fell in love with and lifted to create this layout!!! We'll also have this layout in the store for you to see in "real life"!! She crystal lacquered the heidi swapp ghost letters!! I personally am LOVING the white space!! So,,,,,,good luck!! Have your layouts returned to me by Friday the 21st to be eligible to win!!!




Tomorrow is Thursday December 13th...................buy TWO yards of ANY of our ribbon and get ONE yard for FREE!! This includes ALLLLLL ribbon!! Even the new Queen and Company felt ribbon!!!! This is a great time to stock up if you're working on tins for the holidays!! (speaking of tins - Kristy brought in TEN more tins today and we only have FOUR left!) she really has done an awesome job on these - if you don't have the time to complete these for yourself - come in and let us do it for you!!!


We've been receiving phone calls and visits from those wonderful scrubby's of yours.....they seem SO surprised that we are willing to do SO much to help them out!! Trust US to get your scrapbooking gifts RIGHT!! Have your scrubby give us a call - we'll get just what you want, wrap it and have it ALL ready for him to pick up - complete with your punch card punched for him!!!!


So, we got the new Making Memories Embellishment Centers in today....renee will be SO excited when she comes in tomorrow morning!!! Not sure what else came in today - but there were SEVERAL boxes back there!! So, I'll update you on that more later!!!


Now, your challenge for Thursday.............................this is going to get you IN to the store today!! The FIRST person to stop by the store and recite the names of the NINE reindeer for us WINS!!! Not too hard is it???? YES, you CAN sing it if you INSIST!!! Bring a smile to our face!!!


Okay - so now for some "DL" (not to be confused with the REAL "DL" aka: Debbie Largen!) But for the DOWNLOW on the DIGI class that we're offering in January - the first Saturday and Sunday in January....GettinDigi With it!

Requirements: Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 or 6.0 (NO EXCEPTIONS)
Laptop
Internet Access (we do have wireless at the store)!
Basic to intermediate knowledge of computer operation


Description:

This class is designed to enhance your traditional scrapbook techniques.We will incorporate digital tricks and techniques with our paper and scissors to become “hybrid” scrapbookers.

What to Expect:

We’ll learn basic PSE techniques such as cropping and resizing photos, converting to black and white and/or sepia tones and basic photo restoration/touch up. We’ll discuss digital photo storage options. We’ll explore the tools and palettes of PSE and expand our skills into the world of grunge masks, overlays, text and titles, layers, embellishments, templates and much more.

What’s included: CK Computer Tricks and Techniques
Jana’s sparkling personality and winning smile!
Bonus PSD files created by Jana for YOU!




THERE ARE ONLY TWO SPOTS OPEN FOR THIS CLASS!!! If you're THINKING about it - you'd better HURRY!! IT WILL FILL!!!!
Have a great day!! Can't wait to hear those REINDEER NAMES!!!

Okay - WOWWEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! There were TONS and TONS of emails this morning when I woke up!! GOOD JOB you guys!! Now - for those of you that have NOT seen this movie - it is a MUST see!! It's nice to watch an old movie and just stop and reflect on the important SIMPLE things - at least for me anyway!!!



Okay - so, drum roll PLEASE!?!?! The winner of Wednesdays' Challenge is....................................
KIM BROWN!!!!!!!



Now, there were LOTS AND LOTS of submissions - but Kim is the WINNER!!! Congratulations Kim!!! Kim has become a fond friend of the attic - we've really enjoyed getting to hang out with her at our Friday night Crops -AND she was lucky enough to join us at Scrap*Pink and got to share a crop spot with JR!!! That was a BLAST!!



So, here are the answers.............................................

In "It's a Wonderful Life",

1. what did George dream of becoming?...an architect!!!!

2. who starred as George Bailey?....Jimmy Stewart

3. what two friends share their names with two Sesame Street Characters?....Bert and Ernie

4. what part of George's house is always broken?......the ball on the top of the banister!

5. what kind of spirit is Clarence?.....an angel!

6. what did Clarence receive for accomplishing his mission?......his wings

7. how did Clarence cleverly save George's life? (this one is tricky - saved his life the FIRST time!!).....jumped in the river

8. who lost $8000.00?......uncle billy!!

I'm happy to say that my MIL was thrilled to hear that we were having a challenge in her honor - AND she knew ALL the answers - DUH!! I thought it was the least we could do to make her week brighter - after all - my FIL and DH (father in law and hubby!) picked up some new furniture yesterday at Slumberland for her and LOST IT OUT THE BACK OF THE TRUCK ON THE HIGHWAY!! That's ANOTHER story for ANOTHER day!!!

Okay - I have Renee's Challenge LO at the store - and I'm at home right now - finishing up some gift wrapping and now I'm out to finish up a few more gifts!! SOoooooo, I will get that posted later on today - don't forget to get in today and get your cats eyes, stickles and dabbers!!

Congrats KIM!!! I'll have a lil' something special for you at the store!!

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Good evening fellow loyal blog stalkers!! How was your Tuesday!?

We had a FABULOUS Tuesday here at the attic.....lots and lots of bazzill gone!! Krusty - you're gonna have to get a bazzill order together before the holidays sneak up on us!!! :)

Soooooo, our winners so far have been JR (roeder style) and Michielle DOLL FACE!~!!! Who will be next?!! hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.........well, this challenge is ANOTHER quiz - HOWEVER - we will be taking the 12th correct entry!! YES, that means you could enter TWELVE times - but the 12th person to correctly answer these questions will be a winner!! (i'm feeling a little like a radio d.j.!!! Just call me Dancin' Don Hall....does that take anyone back to the KKRD days?!!) okay - so, this one is for my MIL - she LOVES and I MEAN ABSOLUTELY LOVES "It's a Wonderful Life".....we have to watch it AT LEAST FIVE times each year IN ADDITION to each time it's on during the month of December!! I knew ALL of these answers withOUT cheating or google-ing them!! So, good luck!!!!


In "It's a Wonderful Life",

1. what did George dream of becoming?

2. who starred as George Bailey?

3. what two friends share their names with two Sesame Street Characters?

4. what part of George's house is always broken?

5. what kind of spirit is Clarence?

6. what did Clarence receive for accomplishing his mission?

7. how did Clarence cleverly save George's life? (this one is tricky - saved his life the FIRST time!!)

8. who lost $8000.00 ?

okay - now I know that these are not the EASIEST questions - HOWEVER - this is helping to get you in the Christmas spirit - correct? AND it' PROBABLY helping to take your mind off whatever could possibly be stressing you out at this point - correct?? SOOOOOO, good luck!!!

We'll also have a SCRAPBOOKING challenge that will be occurring tomorrow as well, My Renee is working on it right now as we speak for us to post for you tomorrow - so be watching for that!!! This challenge will be due by the end of the 12 days of Christmas sale - so you'll have time to complete it!!

OOOOOOOOOOOHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeah - tomorrows SALE is:

Wednesday December 12th
ALL Cats Eye, Stickles and Paint Dabbers
Buy TWO get ONE FREE!!!
this is SURE to be a great day right!! Those of you that haven't tried the cats eyes, stickles or dabbers don't know WHAT you're missin'!!! Nows the time to try them out!!! We've got our selection FILLED to the brim for this sale - so get em while you can!!!
don't forget ALL of our clearance merchandise is an ADDITIONAL 10% off during the sale as well!!!!
We received the new Scrapbookers Almanac in today - and restocked the Organized and Inspired Scrapbooker. Also got the new Koozies and keychains from Two Chicks!! AND the Basic Grey Sanding kit is back too - ALL of these would make PERFECT stocking stuffers!!!!
Have a great day - and I'll be back in the AM with Renee's lo challenge for you!!

HOLY MOLY - GUACAMOLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You guys LOVE QUIZES!!!! I'm SOSOOOOSOOOSOOSOOOSOOOOOOO excited to announce our winner!! This person has just recently entered our "attic lives" this past Crop*A*Ganza!! The Crop Camp girls introduced us to her, and we've been IN LOVE (!!) every since!!! If you haven't had the chance to meet her, you should make a point to in February!! Michielle Doll!!! She responded within MINUTES of the posting of our quiz with ALL of the correct answers!!!! For those of you that submitted your answers, and there were MANY of you!! Thank you so much for participating!! Okay - since we had such a HUGE success with that quiz - I'm going to give you aNOTHER one!!!!!......but not till later on today - here's a hint for those of you home today with kids out of school due to the weather, so you can get a head start - "It's a Wonderful Life"!!!!!!

Michielle - I've got a lil somethin' somethin' for you at the store!
(I personally think one of our challenges this week should be the first person to bring us HOME BAKED sugar cookies with ICING!!!!.....mom said that would NEVER happen!!!) :)
So, yes we're open today - don't really understand why ALL of the schools are closed - it must be worse out there than it is in Andover!! We're just wet and cold!! So, come in today and get ALL of our BAZZILL cardstock buy ten get FIVE free - that includes regular cardstock, bling cardstock and shaped cardstock!!!!

On a more personal note - I'm SO thankful and appreciative to all of you that have inquired about my father in law!!! Since I'm no longer keeping up with my personal blog - I know that many of you are curious! He's doing FABULOUS!!! He came home last Friday afternoon, and my mother in law has been taking excellent care of him - she even took him CHRISTMAS and FURNITURE shopping yesterday!!! He walked the mall and is feeling "better than he should be"!! I did get the "transmission" over to him and he should be playing it right now as we speak!! IF he enjoys it - he might be getting the Tiger Woods game from Santa!! DH played it for SIXTEEN hours this weekend - and STILL has a sore shoulder from all the bowling and baseball!!! :)


Summer's aweso{ME} class was a blast on Saturday!! She really is a lucky lady!!! Her Birthday was Friday, and her class (led by Alicia) decided to surprise her with a birthday cake (made by Amy!- YUMMY!) and gifts during her class!! She was SUPA surprised!!! I will post a picture here of her face when the cake came out - she really was surprised!! I love that her class took it upon themselves to throw her a nice surprise - that just goes to show the HEART and LOVE of this wonderful hobby!!!

We also had our employee Christmas party - not too much to comment here - we got to finally scrap - the entire crop room to ourselves!! mom and i "shut the place down" around 1:00am!! I do have to say that I really enjoy cropping with my momma - this is something that I always wanted to do when I first began scrapbookin but she didn't have the time then - so it's nice to share this with her!!! We were to all bring a "snack" since we catered in Olive Garden (yummy!), and this was the "snack" that I SLAVED over ALL DAY LONG!! Yes, you MIGHT have seen one similar at Target!!!! Renee made these cute little eye-less snowmen!!!

The boys and I FINALLY made our Advent Calendar a week or so ago!! Thanks to the help of Summer for the idea!! EVERY morning - that is the FIRST thing that they want to do!!! It's made out of matchboxes - there are little gifts tucked inside!! (kord took this photo! not to shabby!)


Hows your holiday coming along?? Gifts bought - wrapped - projects completed?!?! Me neither!!! But, it's GONNA happen!!! I'm off now to get some more purchases made for my MIL (mother in law) - since its hard for her to get away - I'll be doing the rest of her shopping and wrapping - darn!!!! Have a great day and I'll be back with the next Challenge!!!

Monday, December 10, 2007

WOW!! What a GREAT start to our 12 Days of Christmas Sale!! MANY of you took advantage of some early shopping with our CRICUT cartridge sale today!! THANK YOU!!! (for those of you that came by the store and made a PURCHASE of $50.00 or more - you will have your "attic BUX" waiting for you at the store next time you're in!!) It is for the ENTIRE purchase - not just for our Gift Certificates!! So, keep that in mind while you're doing your shopping!!

Okay - so tomorrow is Tuesday December 11th.....which means ALL of our Bazzill Cardstock – Buy TEN sheets – get FIVE free!!!! This is always a BIG day - so get in while you can!!! Stock up now on those upcoming projects!!!

Congratulations to JR (roeder!) for her WONDERFUL version of Dominic the Donkey (which happens to be Renee's FAVORITE Christmas song btw!)!! I think its AWESOME that Jennifer MUSTERED (is that how you spell that!? Or is it like "mustard"!?!?) up the enthusiasm to sing us a CHRISTMAS SONG!! Since she HATES Christmas music!! So, that was a BONUS in my book!! Jennifer won the new Cosmo Cricut paper pack!! It will be waiting for you next time you're in my dear!!!

So, here's your next challenge!! I'm giving you a head start on this one - cuz we might all have a SLOW START to our morning tomorrow with the weather!!! This is a Christmas Trivia quiz. You must answer ALL of the questions correctly!!!! You can either call or come by or email us with your answers.....the first correct winner wins!! We will post the winner as soon as they have won so that you don't have to STRESS over it!! (cuz you know you will be....those competitive ones of you out there hmmmhmmm....dana!!!)

These are all from the "Twas the Night Before Christmas song/story"!! So, get to singin it in your heads!!! GOOD LUCK!


1.What is the name of the first reindeer Santa calls in The Night Before Christmas?

2.Where did Santa land his sleigh in "The Night Before Christmas"?

3.What one reindeer is never mentioned in "The Night Before Christmas"?

4.In The Night Before Christmas, where were the stockings hung?

5.In The Night Before Christmas I sprang from my bed to see what?
call 733-0029 email scrapfunattic@cox.net or come by!

ROEDER

CONGRATULATIONS to Jennifer Roeder - She was the first person to call this morning and sing us a ditty! LOL - You should try to do that Professionally!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Okay - here it is.........................we're kicking off our 12 days of Christmas sale TOMORROW !!!!! December 10th!!!

12 Days of Christmas Sale!
Our 12 days of Christmas sale kicks off on MONDAY December 10th! Make sure to mark your calendars for these special sales going on EACH day for TWELVE days!!!

Monday December 10th
ALL CRICUT CARTRIDGES - $50.00!!!
DISNEY CRICUT CARTRIDGES - $55.00!!!
(no punches are given on your Scrap*Funattic punch card!)

Tuesday December 11th
Bazzill Cardstock – Buy TEN sheets – get FIVE free!!

Wednesday December 12th
ALL Cats Eye, Stickles and Paint Dabbers
Buy TWO get ONE FREE!!!

Thursday December 13th
Ribbon by the yard – Buy TWO yards get ONE yard FREE!!

Friday December 14th
ALL Magazines and Idea Books 40% off!!

Saturday December 15th
Adhesive……Buy a Refillable Dispenser – get the refill for ½ off!!
OR all other Adhesives 25% off!
(this includes Xyron!!)

Sunday December 16th
ALL Brads and Eyelets – Buy TWO get ONE free!
Monday December 17th
40% off ANY ONE item of your choice!
(excluding all Epson, Cricut and Wishblade Products!)

Tuesday December 18th
$5.00 off ANY Album of your choice!
Or
Buy ONE pkg of Page Refills and get ONE ½ off!

Wednesday December 19th
ALL Apparel 30% off!

Thursday December 20th
Crop A Dile….Buy the PINK CropADile and get the case ½ off
Or
Take $5.00 off the Green CropADile!!

Friday December 21
ALL Fiskars Hand Punches Buy ONE get ONE free!!


Every Day of the 12days of Christmas – take an ADDITIONAL 10% off of all CLEARANCE merchandise!!
(we will be adding items to our clearance section daily!)

Also during the week of 12 days of Christmas…..for every $50.00 purchase you make (including Gift Certificates!) you will receive $5.00 in “Attic Bux”!!!
For those of you with Design Runners - ALL WEEK LONG - Buy ONE Design Runner Disc - get one 1/2 OFF!!!


NOW - for you loyal blog readers - we had such a HUGE success with our "Boggle boggle boggle" on black friday - each day of our 12 days of christmas sale - we'll be having special giveaways for you guys too!! (only one winner per day - AND the same person cannot win more than once this week!!) - i hope that made sense, cuz it's late and my mind isn't working like it should!! NO COMMENTS!!!!

The first person to call or come in to the store and sing a PORTION (you don't have to sing the entire song!) but sing a PORTION of DOMINIC THE DONKEY to Renee will win a FABULOUS gift from the attic!!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!






Thursday, December 6, 2007

Baby it's COLD outside.......(singalong with me - you too Jennifer - come on - LOUDER!!).....the evening has been.....baby it's BAD out there.....(sing it BARRY!).......I've got to go home.....it's up to your KNeEs out there!!!......... I LOVE this time of year!! LOVE this weather!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! I know - not ALL of you like this weather - like Sarah - she HATES being this cold. but BRING ON THE SNOW!!!!!

So, hows your week going? Ours is never dull, as usual!!! Personally - thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and concerns for my father in law!! He is recovering, still in the hospital - had a few complications - collapsed lung, low blood pressure, etc. - but HOPEFULLY will get to go home tomorrow (cross your fingers!)....I'm hoping he gets to come home, cuz I need someone to break in the "transmission" that Santa is bringing for Christmas!!! (it's really a Wii - but we're calling it a transmission so we can freely talk about it in front of the chillin!!!).....but I'm wanting him to learn how to play all the games so we can bust that thing out on Christmas day and start to play it without having to read through tons of manuals?!!?! So pray for "us" that he gets out soon!!!!

Mom is gearing up for her vacation to MEHICO (yes, I know it's meXico - but you have to say it "meHico"!!!)....she and my dad are going to celebrate his retirement!! FUN FUN!! Sarah and I are SO wishing we were able to go - unfortunately for us - our budget did NOT allow for that right now!!! So, we'll be thinking of her while shes gone - they leave next weekish!

Okay - now - some of you have mentioned the "Dare" challenges that we started a few WEEKS ago.....we're going to RE-START them in January - with the holidays and the rushle, bustle and custle (HHAAAA!!!) we're gonna NOT have challenges for you right now!! So, take a break - but GET READY in January - I've been setting aside some GOOD prizes for that!!! We'll be starting over with the first three we had in the beginning.....

I've updated the January class calendar online - so check it out. I'm REALLY excited about the new year - fresh NEW start - NEW classes - FUN FUN!! Space is limited so check it out asap!!!

Kristy has made some more tins - she is SO talented!!! I just love her tins!!! You'll have to come in and see them - they're only 5.99 - you pay that much for gift wrap, or a sack and bow - so get one and re-use it over and over!!!

Fancy Pants arrived today - we're already restocking the Holly Jolly line - and this time we got the Stick Pins and the Felt and GIANT chipboard shapes - they are SOOOOOO cute!!!

Oh - and the new Reminise Candy Cane Lane Line - Renee"whipped" up a very cute layout - I'll post it later on - when I have my camera here!!!

I had so much more to say - but for some reason I'm hitting a wall right now - so I'm going to close and come back later!!!

Monday, December 3, 2007

HaPpY DeCeMbEr to all of you!!!!

Long time no post!! Things have just been FLYING by.....not real sure WHATs been accomplished just feeling like a "hamster on a wheel" (to quote Jana!).........I personally can use lots and lots of prayers sent my way.......my father in law is in the hospital - had open heart surgery (double bi-pass) Friday and is recovering!! So, a wild weekend, we had!!!

But, I have been blogging to you in my HEAD?!! Does that count? Does it count that I'm adding it to my to do list EVERY DAY!?!? I think that should count for something!!!

First, I want to update you on the donations that Scrap*Funattic has made on YOUR behalf!!!
***From Crop*A*Ganza, we donated $200.00 to BOTH the Leukemia and Lymphoma society and the Children's Miracle Network.

***From Scrap*Pink we donated $265.00 to Susan G. Komen and we have donated $300.00 to date to the Victory in the Valley for the Fight Like a Girl shirts. We will continue to donate each month for the proceeds from the shirts!!!

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!! There's no greater feeling than donating time and/or money to a great cause!!!

Next up - the Ganza T-Shirt Contest - WE FINALLY ARE READY TO ANNOUNCE OUR WINNERS!!!

Yep, I said winnerS....we had a TIE!! THEY don't even know they won yet.........For the FRONT of the shirt Design - Heather Carrier!!!! WE LOVED THE "Slippery when wet" idea that you submitted!!! CONGRATULATIONS HEATHER!!!

And for the "lingo" on the back of the shirt - the winner is: Dawn Hungate!!!! We LOVED the verbage that you and your SCRUBBY worked on and thought it was PERFECT!! You are all going to LOVE the shirts this year!! BOTH of these ladies will receive a FREE CROP*A*GANZA T-Shirt!!! Thank you!!!!

I'm getting with Two Chicks this week to finalize the decisions that we made - as well as the goodie bags - we're doing things a tad bit different this year!!!!

THANK YOU SO MUCH LADIES (ALL OF YOU!) FOR YOUR SUBMISSIONS, we had TONS of them and are VERY APPRECIATIVE for all of your ideas!!!! (My favorite "illustration" HAD to be the fax I received from SHANDRA!! YOU CRACK ME UP SISTER!!!!!)

I have to get the website updated - there are several crops coming up in the new year that I'm SURE you're going to enjoy!! So, thats a task for tomorrow after JAZZERCISE!! (yep - I joined back - I just HAD to go back to something that was CONSTANT and FAMILIAR in my life!! - does that make any sense?!?!)

I hope you ALL had a wonderful Thanksgiving.......are your holiday decorations up yet??? Who's done with their holiday shopping??????? (Dana - you don't count!! HA)

I'm also working on the January calendar this week - so hopefully that will start to get published via our website!!!

We have our FINAL Digi class tomorrow night - and I'm looking forward to the next one - so that I can take it and feel like I KNOW WHATS going on!!!! jana really has done a great job!!

I'm feeling SO overwhelmed lately - I hope that you aren't - stop and take a minute for yourself and remember the small details!!! More later!!! Have a great day!!!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Is anyone out there?

This is a very busy time of year for all of us, so just remember to enjoy each and every day! Try not to let the stress of the season ruin the season!

The sale in our crop room has been going on since Wednesday and a lot of stuff is gone! BUT........anything that is left, will be 40% off thru Sunday! and all of the paper in the sale will be

10 sheets for $1.00 ! WOW !! can't beat that!


Are you wanting scrapbook supplies for Christmas? We can do a "wish list" for you so that your friends and family can come in and shop for you.........or, we all like Gift Certificates of all kinds....they always "fit" !


Hope to see you soon !

Debbie

Friday, November 23, 2007

Well, we survived Black Friday!!
both the store and those of us that braved the WILD shopping!!!
What a wild ride!!!
But this post is to inform you that we have decided to continue our awesome sales throughout the weekend!!! Come by and see us at our normal business hours - 9:00am-6:00pm on Saturday and 1:00-5:00pm on Sunday!!! Everything but the 30% off and the double punches will continue through the weekend!!! Come see us!!
Also - we'll be closed on Monday for inventory control!!! BUT, to thank you for a wonderful year - we're going to have a mini sale in our crop shop beginning on Wednesday morning and running through Sunday December 2nd!!!
AND, we are excited for you to meet the newest member to join the attic family!! Come by this weekend and meet Gloria!!! You will most likely be seeing her on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and most weekends!!!!
Have a great weekend!!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Okay - R U ALL READY!?!?! As I type this there are LINES of people outside!!
JUST KIDDING!! Made you smile though didn't I!?!
I'm NOT EVEN READY FOR TOMORROW!! I haven't had a chance to REALLY look through my ads like I'd like to....so still have to to that and get my game plan!! Looking for a Wii....what are the chances of THAT happening?!?! NONE!!!
So, the store is ready for YOU!!!
Don't forget, you loyal bloggers, to come in and give an EXTRA SPECIAL BLOGGLE BLOGGLE BLOGGLE to the ladies at the front and their gonna have a little somethin special for you!! I've pulled some fabulous gifts for you!! This is my way of thanking YOU for making OUR BLOG a part of your daily activities!!!
We've added a few more special sales to the list - so come in and see what it's all about!!!
The bundles are as follows:
Cricut Expression - purchase the Cricut Expression for $399.99 and receive ONE FREE cartridge of your choice (excluding Disney!) ($70.00 value!)
Wishblade - purchase the Wishblade for $449.99 and receive a FREE mat and blade replacement kit!! ($63.00 value!)
Cuttlebug - purchase the Cuttlebug for $89.99 and receive FOUR FREE dies of your choice! (in stock dies only!)
ALL CUTTLEBUG dies will be buy TWO - get ONE free!
Design Runner - purchase the Design Runner for $149.99 and the Discmaker for $99.99 and receive ONE free Design Disc (in stock only) and one FREE accessory kit!!!
come in and see us!!! Sarah's bringing her FAMOUS Toffee Bars and HOT APPLE CIDER for you as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
ps - big thanks to my sistA - love ya man!

STEFFANIE

Ok, it is very rare that I blog on our Store site, but I think today it is a MUST!!! Steffanie is usually the one that does the blogging, and keeps you all in the "loop"! Today, we have to give a shout out to HER! Without her, we wouldnt have all the great products, newsletters, blogging and most of all.....PINK!! Steffanie, through all of US helping YOU... you have been the biggest asset! Thank YOU for doing what you do..... Happy SPANKSgiving Sista!!!!!

Sarah B.

Okay - so it's just a LITTLE after 4:00 (wink wink - joke joke!) and I'm just now getting to sit and post!! I know, I know - excuses excuses, and more excuses!! It's nearly 1:00 AM and I'm NOT GONNA LET DOWN MY LOYAL BLOGGERS!!!! I have wrapped all of the gifts that I can at this point - no wrapping paper left!! The store is in TIP TOP shape for BLACK FRIDAY!! I'm SO proud of ALL OF US!! We are SO much more prepared than last year.....had a few hiccups today - but no worries - everything will be fine!! What would the "attic" be if there was NO drama?!?!?!
So, I'm sitting here at my desk - uploading some of my FAVORITE Christmas music for the upcoming weeks......listening to Sarah McLaughlin's' "Wintersong"!!! LOVE that cd!! AND, of course my ALL TIME FAVORITE Christmas song......Dolly Partons' "Hard Candy Christmas"!! I LOVE THAT SONG!! (I don't know why but it always makes me think of my grandpa!!) Also - did ya'll know that Colbie Callet also has a Christmas song out?!?! It's pretty good! And uploading all the pics from this week.....I'm not cropping or editing them - it's 1:00AM folks!!!

So, I'll have DEFINITE pricing and SPECIFIC SALES tomorrow afternoon - have to converse with the other two attic ladies.......but for you LOYAL BLOGGERS out there - to show our appreciation to you for checking in each week - we're gonna have a lil' somethin for you!!! First - IF you come in and while checking out - give us your best "BLOGGGGLLLLEEE BLOOOGGGGLLLLEEEE BLLLOGGGLEEE!!!" (gobble gobble gobble!!!!) we'll have a little something for you!! Not only that - but everyone else around you will wonder if you're talking in code!!! Let's get MORE folks to join our bloggin' buddies!! You can WHISPER your bloggle bloggle bloggle or you can shout it from the top of your lungs!! BLOOGGGGLLLLLEEEEE!!!!



LOVE THIS!! The girls made this for our "Bazzill Brad Section"......HIlARioUssss!!!
Bazzill FINALLY arrived this afternoon - so we're FULL and ready for the big BUY TEN GET FIVE FREE SALE!! Special thanks to Kord and Rocky for helping me get it all out!! They had a TON OF FUN matching the colors!! Took them over an hour!!! FUNNY!!!

Okay - so, we've got some great things happenin' for the holidays......we've got gifts that are PRE-WRAPPED for you already!!!! Just pull the wrapped gift off and pay for it - and you're good to go!!!........we've also been working hard on making HOMEMADE gift tins for you!! You might have seen some similar to these on ebay - these tins are going for anywhere from $10.00 to $30.00!!!! There are gift card tins, and open tins to display your gift of choice!! Those are also ready for you to purchase when you're in the store between now and Christmas!!! Don't see one you like - we'll custom make one for you!!! This is a "first" for us - so we're anxious to see how they go!!!
The girls also have been working on getting some "starter" sets together for you - that way you can just purchase it as a bundle and be done with the "thinking" part of it!!! I love the idea of loading a tool tote full of goodies for a gift!!! The wrapping is all done!!! You could even put non-scrapbooking related items in them, such as video games, makeup, movies and pop corn........the possibilities are endless!!

Okay - so now here are the photos I was talking about .....

I was SO excited to see these FINALLY go on sale at Michaels - had my eye on them for a MONTH now!!! Aren't they GORGEOUS!!!?!?!


Does this make ANYONE else HAPPY!?!?! A PINK FOREST OF TREE'S!!!!!! AHHHHH!!!


Sarah's FAVORITE thing to do - get the trees put together and FLUFFED!! She looks THRILLED doesn't she?!?!

Ummmm. yessss, you DO see a PURPLE tree in the mix......I bought that for my sweet sistA....it's only fair that she have ONE purple tree.....in our mountain of PINKNESS!!!
Here is the "mess" before we get it all out - LOVE all the PINK!?!?! I was actually told that I should LAY OFF the pink-ness next year!?!? WHAT !?!?! HUH!?!?!

Of course - it's always a family affair - Kord LOVES to help decorate - EVEN the pink stuff!!

Here's the "gift center"......


Here are SOME of the ADORABLE tins that the girls have made - they're bringing more in on Friday!! I can't wait to see them all!!

And Finally - THIS is what HAPPINESS means to Steffanie
.......when my carts are EMPTY - then "my work here is done!""!!! I really do owe SO much to mom, sarah, renee, krusty and kelli........this last week - we've REALLY worked hard to make-over the store FOR YOU!! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!!!! Thank you ladies - you're one in a million!!!
I hope everyone has a FABULOUS Thanksgiving with friends and family!! I'll be back tomorrow with more BLACK FRIDAY details and I'm sure some funny stories!!! I've gotta get some sleep - gotta get up EARLY to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - I LOVE it!!! EVERY YEAR!! Watch it with the kiddos!!!