Friday, June 29, 2007

Happy FRIDAY!!! Just wanted to take a minute to "blog" and vent a little!! This is the safest place to do that!! We've had a couple of "special situations" over the last couple of weeks, and I don't really "want" to go into that with all of you (WAY TOO MUCH DRAMMMMMAA!).....but I think sometimes the preconceived notion that owning your own business is "AWESOME"'s NOT!!! There are moments, and yes, it's very liberating, but at the same time, there are some DIFFICULT people that come with that!! So, without digging up all of that "high school" drama, just know that those of you out there that believe in US and share our dream, passion and love of this wonderful hobby.....WE LOVE YOU!!! Thank you for standing by us, and for supporting us!!!
While it's difficult owning your own business, it's also very rewarding as well!! We have met some WONDERFUL women, who have and will continue to change our lives!! We have some WONDERFUL women that work for us here at the store, whom we also now consider family!! We have some fabulous instructors who we call friends, and we value them as well!!! So, I just wanted to take a minute to share that with all of you!!!
Here's an email that we received this morning from a friend, thought you would enjoy it!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!!
Eleven people were hanging on a rope under a helicopter, ten men and one woman. The rope was not strong enough to carry them all, so they decided that one had to leave, because otherwise they were all going to fall. They weren't able to name that person, until the woman gave a very touching speech. She said that she would voluntarily let go of the rope, because, as a woman, she was used to giving up everything for her husband and kids or for men in general, and was used to always making sacrifices with little in return. As soon as she finished her speech, all the men started clapping.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Good Morning!!! How is YOUR Thursday going??? Ours is a little CRAZY here at the "attic"!! We've rearranged our office, and mom is having a hard time getting all of her "stuff" back together (and she has a LOT of stuff)!!! We aren't able to get our computers to print, and that's just the beginning!!! But, enough of that STUFF!!!

Here's the picture I promised, two days ago (!!), of the "Fight Like a Girl" shirt that Jana U. is selling. If you're interested, you can email her at: these shirts are made by "bella"...GREAT quality!!! They are $12.00 and benefit the "Relay for Life"!! You can order directly from her and she will bring them to Scrap*Funattic for you to pick up. As of right now, she only has Medium and Large available....but is expecting other sizes soon!!! I'm also adding Jana's blog as a link on our blogspot - she's got some of her layouts on there you might enjoy!!
MAYA ROAD IS FINALLY IN "da" HOUSE!!! FINALLY!! Our HUGE Maya Road order has arrived!!! Come check it out!!! We've also got in, a new order from 7Gypsies, and some backordered Heidi Swapp "stuff"!! We're getting some fun new summer papers and 4th of July stuff by Monday as well!!!
Okay - that's enough for now, I'll check back in at 'cha later!!!
~peace out! :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

TODAY, is the BEST DAY EVER!!!! My husbands home, I spent the day scrapbooking with my friend "Jill from the Newsletter"...or Jill FTN as we call her (!!).....and HEIDI SWAPP SENT US AN EMAIL!!! OH MY GOODNESS did that EVER make my day!!!! Read below to see what she sent!!!

Dear Debbie, Sarah and Steffanie!!

i have heard from one of your many happy customers (brynn thronburgh)
that this month you were celebrating in your store! she said that
you have much planned for july to celebrate! she has said such nice
things about you and your store! she says that you have an awesome
'heidi swapp' section!
i am just writing to wish you all the best w/ your festivities! and
thank you for supporting my brand!
i know that it's just a crazy amount of work to run a scrapbook
store! so many tough decisions as well as the requirement just to be
super business savvy! good luck ladies... and here's wishing you all
the best w/ your next year!!
take good care,

I AM SOOOOOOOO printing this out on PINK paper and scrapbooking it - AND then framing it!!! Renee, you're gonna have to help me with this!!! Brynn, thank you so much for sending her this nice email!! That really does mean a lot to us!! We appreciate your support and friendship!!!

Also - a few other things to note: I'm going to post a picture of this shirt tomorrow - but Jana U. (one of our WONDERFUL instructors!) is selling the cutest Brown T-Shirt - with Pink writing that say's "Fight like a girl" with the breast cancer ribbon on it!! It's $12.00 and the money raised is going to benefit Relay for life. So, I'll post that tomorrow and get you all the information if you'd like to purchase one!!!

Our sale is going VERY well, but there's still quite a bit of stuff left - I don't want to have to FIND storage for this stuff - so get in and take it off our hands!! We've marked most of it down to 40% off and some of it's down to 70% off!!!! Hurry - only until the end of business on Thursday!!!

So, all is well at the attic!! We're busy planning some great things for our July celebration - more to be announced VERY soon!!! And we're gearing up for Crop*A*Ganza!!!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

HOLY smokes....ONE month.....that's how long its been!!! ONE MONTH!!! Man, time REALLY is just RUSHING by!!! The three of us have been SO involved in our personal lives, that we have let blogging take a back seat!!! Mom had Sydney stay for about a week, so that was nice!!! Rocky is still gone.......the kids are in New Mexico with my in-laws on vacation!!!! And Sarah has been moving.....and moving some more!!!! BUT, I have a TO DO LIST and am in the "checking off mood"!! So, the blog is being updated, the website is being cleaned up and our photo site gallery is being updated as well!!! Renee and I took down ALL the LAYOUTS in the store.....scanned them in and are re-arranging them in the store on our new clipboards and frames!!!! You have to come see them, Kristy and Renee have done such a good job!!! KELLY - when you get back - you gotta get started on some too!!! We figured since we've been open for ONE YEAR THIS MONTH!!! (yahhooo!) that we should probably take down those layouts that have been up for so long and move some stuff around!!!! (big surprise!) So, take some time, next time you're in, to check them out!!! I had mom bring in her albums and I've selected some layouts of hers to display in the store....she is VERY talented, and I want to share them with all of you!!!!

Last month, we said goodbye to Kelli Martin!! :( And its been a little harder than I thought it would be!!! Maybe that's also because my kids haven't been here for a couple of weeks, so I haven't seen her at all, but MAN, do I miss her humor and energy in the store!!!!

I've talked to Alicia, and we're on for the JULY Cropper Hopper "Get Organized" challenge!! It'll be an entire day (Saturday July 21st)! $25.00 - and you WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!! I cannot BEGIN to tell you how much that class has CHANGED my scrapbooking!!! I think of Alicia EVERY TIME I ATTEND A CROP!!! SERIOUSLY!!! I have become so much more efficient with my cropping time and more organized with my really changed my life Alicia!!! THANK YOU!!! If there are more of you out there that have taken one of her Organizational classes - post a comment for her to read!!! "Share the love"!!!!

I'm in Cheyenne, Wyoming for a few's been over 40 days that Rocky's been gone - and we just decided that it'd been LONG ENOUGH!! So, since the kiddos are gone, I just drove up here yesterday and will head back on Wednesday!!! We ate dinner last night at this quaint little rest. in an old style Victorian house (I think it's called Louie's?!?!), anyway - the food was PHENOMENAL!!! I had the first piece of RED MEAT in over six weeks!!! And now, I've FINALLY found Barnes & Noble and am enjoying my STARBUX and getting some things checked off my list!!!

OH my goodness, did you know that we now have the ENTIRE BAZZILL LINE OF CARDSTOCK!??! ALL OF IT, EVERY LAST COLOR!!! It's so BEAUTIFUL.....I'll have to post the photos that I took of the "wall" for your viewing pleasure!
Okay - so, most of you read this blog to see whats come in NEW to the store, so you don't have to come in EVERY DAY...although we'd love to see you EVERYDAY!!! So, here are some things that I can recall that have made it in...over the past week or so!!!

Moxxie ~ 4th of july
ENTIRE LINE of Bazzil!!
New Rusty Pickle
Daisy D's
DCWV Albums and Paper
AL Stamps
New Ribbons
New Wedding
Ranger Dabbers!
Heidi Swapp - RESTOCKED!
Prima Flowers!
Flair~Family, Beach
ALL the Chip Chatter Alphas!!!
New Fancy Pants!
Colorbok Albums
EK Punches
New 12x12 Specialty Albums
I know that I am forgetting some stuff - but my mind is WANDERING towards the other items on my check list!!! But, I also wanted to share with this months issue of Scrapbooks Etc. magazine....check out page 122!!! We are SO excited!!!!

Here's the latest layout mom has completed - and I LOVE it, because it's of photos of my little brother - and these are RARE, because he hardly ever takes a SERIOUS photo!!! Isn't it sweet!

Jana U. was working on this layout at the crop on Friday, and I asked if we could display it in the store for awhile, but I LOVE it!!! Thougt you'd enjoy it as well!!!

The "SIX" layout was also done by Jana, using the CHIP CHATTER (that we now have!)

This is the Layout of the month for JUNE (by Kelli Martin!)...there are only like one or two of these kits left, so if you're wanting it - you'd better hurry!!!

This is the LOTM for July - just a preview, since Kristy finished it so soon!!!

Mom and I leave in next month to head for Chicago for CHA!! Can't wait!!! I've seen some of the pre-releases, and there are some pretty neat things coming out!!! And that means that Crop*A*Ganza is only two months away!!!! (dun*dun*DUN!) Panic mode!!!!

okay - that's all for now......but I PROMISE I will update this blog again VERY SOON!!!! I've got 56 layouts that I've brought with me to complete my journaling on - then I'm going to check out the local scrapbook stores!!! I'm excited!!! There is a woman Rocky works with, Melissa (hi Melissa!) and she told him that there was ANOTHER scrapbook store here in Cheyenne!!! I only thought there was one - the Croppers Coral, so I'm VERY excited to check it out!!! I kinda wished I were staying for an entire week, I could get used to hangin' out at B&N, shopping the local shops and having someone else do my laundry!!!!