Wednesday, January 30, 2008


(as I type this - those of you that read it later probably are saying NO - EIGHT MORE DAYS!!) OH MY GOODNESS!!!! OH MY GOOODDNNNEEESSS!!!

So, I'm asking those of you that have BEEN to Ganza before - to share some of your comments, ideas and thoughts on the blog for those people that have never been before and even BETTER - never been to a weekend crop before!!! What should they expect!?! What are some things that you remember thinking your first time that you wished someone would have told you!?!? What is your FAVORITE memory of Ganza!?!? Let's get on here and share some of those with these ladies!!!

Also - Cara Leeds (soon to be mommy for the FIRST time!) is going to be at Ganza to vendor!! She wanted to pass this message on to you guys that are attending!!!:

**Scrappin Boot Camp will have three new designs available at Cropaganza! Be on the lookout!

If you email me with your preorder before February 6th, I will bring it to you at the crop, packaged just for you and you will receive 25% off!

You can also add anything to your order at the event and receive 25% off that as well!

We have also added another product line to Scrappin Boot Camp- Snap Totes.

Snap Totes are custom photo bags that are absolutely perfect for scrapbookers!

At Cropaganza, receive 10% off Snap Totes and Free shipping! See you soon!

Cara Leeds--

We received our RESTOCKing order of Doodlebug back in!!! That stuff FLEW out the door so fast the first time!! We also received a new order from Rusty Pickle - although I'm a little grumpy with RP b/c they backordered ALL the NEW St. Patty's day paper that we ordered - but we have all the embellishments!?! AHHHH!!!!

Okay - Sarah is off tomorrow - getting the SNACKS and SODA for Ganza......say a prayer for her - she HATES shopping!!

ps - did you check out all the music that i've added!?!? some of my FAVS!! What favs am i missing of yours!??! WHO ELSE LOVED PRETTY IN PINK!!! I STILL WATCH THAT MOVIE!! LOVED ME SOME DUCKY!!!! And the Fresh Prince - don't lie - you know that you know ALL the words to that show as well!!!! Foot loose......WHO HAS NEVER SEEN THAT?!?!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Don't forget - click on the tunes and enjoy!!!
Okay - so for those of you ganza goers......Brynn will be there ONCE again to help you RELAX and ENJOY your weekend away even more!!!! She is bringing someone to help her out this time - since she was OVERBOOKED last time!!
Soooo, she'll be able to take TWO clients at ONCE!!! NOT in the same room - only if you want!!!! Seriously - if you wanna go with your BFF and get a massage - that's doable too!!!!
Soooo, if you're wanting to get your time LOCKED in NOW!!!
You can do one of the following things:
Call Brynn on her cell and she'll set up an appointment for you!! 316-806-2082
Call the store and we'll secure your spot 316-733-0029
Email her at to book it!!!
Here is her pricing: $30.00 for 1/2 hour and $55.00 for 50 minutes........most massages you receive say ONE HOUR - but they aren't TRULY ONE FULL HOUR!! So, Brynn is PROMISING to have her HANDS on your BOD for a SOLID 50 minutes!!! Seriously ladies, and gents....these massages book up FAST!!! Don't regret not getting yours!!! Feel free to book yours now!!! If you'd rather wait until check in - there will be a sign up sheet held AT BRYNN'S MASSAGE ROOM!!!!

(did anyone else LOVE BOY GEORGE as much as I did!?!? WHO knew he'd be SO BIZARRE now?!!?)

Don't you just LOVE that he's wearing a GENERAL HOSPITAL SHIRT!! ohhhh my!!

So, today we found out our "goodie bags" are on their way and should arrive JUST in TIME!!! I hate being under pressure - but it seems there's no other way to be!!!! Christie is bustin out the shirts and we should have those back in PLENTY of time for ganza too!!! Everything is purchased and good to go for food and table markers!! Our original idea didn't turn out as planned - so we put our heads together and came up with some FUN things we think you'll LOVE!!! I hope to have some sneaks for you later this week!!!

Some new things that have arrived at the store so far this week:

The NEW Imagincse Summer Line "A SHORE thing"!! CUTE LIL Penguins!!!


Sugar Coated Cardstock from Doodlebug.....not NEW - but NEW to the attic!! We finally have it!!

We've restocked our organizational area just in time for ganza!! As well as lots of new organizational tins from Tim Holtz....AND NEW Grungeboard!


*****update from Joyce's family....we got word today that her daughter is doing better and will be alright...thank GOD!! I will post more info. as I hear it!

PRAYER request.....on a sad note - please pray for our friend Joyce McIntosh. Many of you may remember that Joyce's' son recently passed away (21 yrs old) from Cancer...on Christmas she is in the hospital with her oldest daughter, they've discovered a blood clot in her lungs. Please pray for her and her family.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Hover your mouse over the "Robot-o " and press play - are you diggin' the tunes?!? Is it gettin you in the MOOD!?!!?! THIS song is a CLUE to your make-n-take with your name tags when you check in!!!! TEEEE HEEEE!!!! (thanks to renee for this one!)

Less than TWO weeks away!!!


Okay - so, vendors - I'm sending out an email to ya'll tonight - if for some reason - you DO NOT receive it - EMAIL ME ASAP!!!!

Here's a tip from Jennifer Y.....(yami) for all of you that are going to ganza and packing your page kits!!!!:

Since I use the cricut for just about ALL my titles, I've discovered that if I cut them, then put them through one of my Xyrons, I can stick that in the bag with the page kit, and that's yet another part already done (I usually have a title in mind as I'm coming up with a page! And, if I'm working with small letters or something, NOTHING gets lost!!!

WOW!! Thanks to Jennifer - that will ALSO cut down on how much JUNK, err I mean STUFF that you take with you to Ganza!!!!

I'm challenging myself to take VERY LITTLE with me to ganza this time....we'll see!! But, I swear I take MORE stuff and NEVER even OPEN some of the bags I bring!!! So,,,,,,come by my crop table and see if I've achieved my goal!!!!

That's your ganza tip for the day.....get to packin'!!!!!

Also - tomorrow (Tuesday) is our FIRST "BOB" class!! Boy Oh Boy!! You've been asking for MORE boy page layouts - and Jana is going to be bringin ya some every OTHER month!!!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Before you read ANY FURTHER - click the "Mickey" tab to the right and select the PLAY button to the RIGHT.....listen and enjoy - helpin to get you in the mood for ganza!! A NEW song each POST!!!!

Are there ANY of you LEFT out there that are even CHECKING this blog anymore?!?!?!

I have NO excuses as to why I've not blogged - well, I do - but none that you care to hear!!!! Lots of stuff goin on!!! The ONLY bad thing about Ganza being TWELVE days away is that the WINTER CHA show is the SAME week of GANZA weekend, so since we're unable to go - cuz we'd "like totally" rather be here with ya'll....i'm busy with the gals doing my homework and researching the latest new releases!! So, that's been takin up some time!!!

We had our FIRST digi crop on Friday - I think it went pretty well!! A LOT QUIETER than a usual crop, but still tons of fun - I got FOUR layouts done....not completely done - but printed and ready to add my REAL BELLIES to them!!! I'll post them in the next few weeks!!!

Classes have been awesome for 2008!!! Our crops have been fillin' up and classes are FULL to the MAX, like totally dude!!!

Okay - for those of you that are attending Ganza, here is your FIRST reminder email of things to bring that you may not have thought of!!!! Of course, our ever so awesome LAURIE TURNER sent this to me - she is SO good at these.......if any of you think of random things to bring - just email me at and i'll start to send out blogs and newsletters throughout this week and next week!!!

80’s Style!
O.K. all of you bodacious gal pals, it’s time to get psyched for Crop-a-Ganza! It’s like only a couple of weeks away, February 8th – 10th. I know this is like such a rush, but don’t spaz out already!!! This radical scrap-o-rama is going to be totally tubular. Once again, you need to schmooze your couch potato, boy-toy, into being Mr. Mom for the weekend. They might think that is bogus, but we deserve some time to chill…for sure! The theme this time is totally awesome…the 80’s. So we’ll all get like a blast from the past…to the max. We can party hardy to Van Halen, Duran Duran, Madonna, Boy George and more. Don’t forget to get your hair permed and wear your big earrings. It is time to get stoked and start packing, so you will be ready to take off to the Great White North (a.k.a. Park City).

Don’t be a dweeb and wait till the last minute, get like totally organized now, so you can get lots of gnarly pages done. And pack early, so you wannabe’s will be relaxed and ready for a wicked time. There will be no stress allowed…not even! There will be a massage therapist there, if you just want to veg. You can sign up when you check-in. Below, there is a list of like major stuff you may want to pack. If you are an airhead and forget something or need something fresh, don’t have a cow! There will be vendors selling some radical scrapbooking and stamp supplies, apparel and more. Like totally mark your tools with permanent marker, to avoid confusion with your ditsy neighbors.

Word-up, check-in begins at 4:00 p.m. on Friday.

Scrapbook Supplies: Lots of rad Photos, Page Kits, Paper, Cardstock, Vellum, Trimmers, Scissors, X-Acto, Cutting Mat, Punches, Adhesives w/refills, Vellum Spray w/Spray Box, Ruler, Undu, Burnisher, Die Cuts or Personal Cutting System, Extension Cord, Stamps, Inks, Cleaner, Wet Wipes, Chalks, Paint, Idea Books, Stickers, Embellishments, Eyelet Setter, Paper, Templates, Markers, Ribbons/Fibers

Lamp – For awesome task lighting (i.e. Ott Light) – if the the UV’s ceilings lights are too cheezy

Bed Sheet/Table Cloth – fer shur dude…to cover your table & supplies when you hit the sack

Cushion or Pillow – In case your bum or your back is bad to the bone (o.k. that is BAD!)

Boom Box - (i.e. your I-pod or MP-3) If you think the house music is lame or networking isn’t your thing!

Favorite Snacks and Drinks – Stop spazzing -- there will be some drinks and snacks provided

Overnight bag - Comfy clothes, PJ’s, your homeboy’s jersey or your stud muffin’s letter jacket, a sweatshirt or sweater, slippers or socks, swim suit

Toiletries - Make-up (if you feel like being butt ugly while the boys aren’t around – that’s o.k. too). Bring a toothbrush & paste, shower supplies, & antiperspirant (or just gag me with a spoon), and lots of hairspray for your BIG HAIR!

Just Say NO to Drugs! – In your dreams! These things are important at our age -- Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Antacids, Inhalers, Allergy Meds, RX, Vitamins, Bio Freeze, etc….

Cup Holder & Cup with Lid - If you spill, someone will have a cow!

Camera - “What choo talkin’ ‘bout?” You are major scrapbooker now, you take

pictures of anything, anywhere!

T.V. Tray/Shelf Dividers – to sit next to you or on your table -- so you posers have more room

Money - All of you mall chicks bring your Cash, Checkbook & Credit Cards (to the max!) for shopping, raffles, etc.

okay - now to answer a few of those questions from her post - yes we have OTT lamps at the store and will bring some with us to the crop.....Yes, we do have Cup Holders (also called tag-a-longs), and we will bring them to ganza!!.........

some more random thoughts that are coming to mind.....

* We will have a mini make and take when you check in with your name tags - but only while supplies last - so get there early!!!

* We do take CC's and Checks as well as cash in our booth (I'm sure that the other vendors do as well!!),.....most will let you run a tab with them as well!!! Scrap*Funattic WILL accept FULL punch cards as well as punching our cards too!!!

* You will have power hooked up to your tables........but I would suggest bringing a THREE prong adapter or power strip for yourself.....there are only TWO outlets per TABLE!!! So, if you could bring a strip - then that would allow you to hook up your cricut, wishblade, laptop, printer, sewing machine AND your lamp!!! (yes, I've brought ALL of that to a crop before!!!)

* If there are things that you'd like to ENSURE that we bring to the crop for sale in our booth - email us and remind us!!! We will be making runs back and forth to the store as well, so if you're needing something NO PROBLEM MAN!!!

* We will not be having the "traditional" goodie bags this time!!! HOWEVER we have another surprise in store for you - CAN'T WAIT to give you a SNEAKIE PEEKIE!!!

* We WILL have SOME occasional music playing in the large atrium........80's music to get you in the mood - but it will NOT be playing all the time - so feel free to bring your tunes for your table!!!

* If you were lucky enough to get in AFTER we sold out and opened up the Regency room - you'll be CROPPin like a ROCK star with me (STEFFANO!)......we won't have music or a sound system - but NO WORRIES - we're gonna PART-A like it's 1999!!! or 1989 since it's 80's themed!!!

* Feel free to "get all dolled up" for our 80's event - there will be SECRET SPYS that will be keeping their eyes out for the BEST DRESSED cropper!!!!

* Don't forget your jammies or footies - if you're like me - you like to be COMFY!! I have croppin' slipper and jammies that I usually wear ALL weekend long!!!!

* I know that Laurie mentioned this earlier -but BRING A SHEET!!! That way when you're done for the night - you can just cover up your table and hit the hay - we can't GUARANTEE that someone will be IN THE CROP ROOM at all times watching your stuff - this is the best way to "protect" your NOT leave your valuables unattended at your wallet, computer, etc. And YES, you can stay up and crop all night long if ya wanna - just be conscience of your sleeping neighbors!!

okay - that's all my mind can spit out right now!!! I PROMISE TO BE A BETTER BLOGGER - PROMISE!!! REALLY!! thanks to those of you that have sent emails checking up on us!!! it's nice to know we're missed!!! on a different note - for those of you that are attending SPRING CROP CAMP......if you haven't received an email - you probably don't know that they've changed the LOCATION!! Check out their website for further details!! It's gonna be IN WICHITA!! YEAH!!! We're gonna be there - are you!?!?

Saturday, January 19, 2008

No excuses - will post info soon - BUSY!!!
Just a reminder that THIS WEEKEND IS YOUR FINAL CALL TO ORDER CROP*A*GANZA SHIRTS!!!! Give us a call and reserve yours TODAY!!!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

okay - tonight's our BIG employee meeting to hash and share some ideas about ganza!!! GETTING EXCITED!!!! Those of you that are wanting to come to our next one, no worries - registration will open on MARCH 3rd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, several of you have bribed, errr I mean asked to see SOME PART of the shirt!!! So, here's your sneekie peekie!!!
Keep in mind - these are going to be BROWN with GOLD METALLIC FOIL!! They are SO awesoME!!!
The back of the shirt is supA fun too!!!!
Okay - I'll be back with more information regarding our ganza meeting!!! So, join me back on the blog tomorrow!! And YES, i'm working on a newsletter too!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


I'm going to just "SPOUT" these things off as they come to me - so apologies in advance for the RANDOMNESS!!!

**Our crop for this Friday is FULL!!!! IF you have signed up and haven't paid - please call and get that done to secure your spot!!! We had a five person waiting list - but are going to bring in some extra tables to accommodate - so those of you on the waiting list SHOULD be getting a call soon telling you so!

**WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A DIGI CROP!!! YEAH!!! Friday January 25th will be our FIRST ever digi crop!!!! Jana WILL be on hand to HELP us out if we need it......please know that if you are NOT a digi cropper, please don't mistake this crop for a CLASS......we are all learning and experimenting and will not be able to sit and help/teach for the entire evening!!! If you have taken either of our TWO digi classes here at the attic - we'd like to invite you to take the digi crop for FREE your first time!! If you're already a digi cropper - the fee will be the normal $5.00 crop fee!!! We'll see how well this first one goes to determine how often we'll be doing these crops!!!! I'm SUPA excited as I've been playing with the digi stuff and can't WAIT to print them out and get the REAL BELLIES on them!!! You will have access to use our 12x12 printer while you're here - and we'll have pricing on those set up for you when you arrive!!!!.......CALL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!!!!

**CROP*A*GANZA T-SHIRTS!!! ........ if you're wanting a crop*a*ganza t-shirt YOU MUST ORDER ONE BEFORE a matter of fact - you MUST HAVE THEM ORDERED BY THIS FRIDAY - the 18th of January!!! We have to have our final count to Christie by give us a call to order yours!!!! They will NOT be available at Crop*A*Ganza!!!!!

**We have ordered the PageMaps Book
and the New Computer Tricks #2 book that should be arriving very soon - if you'd like to reserve one - give us a call at the store!!!!

**Classes - seriously folks - our classes/crops have been SELLING out!!! IF you're interested - you need to call and pay to reserve your spot!! Remember we aren't going to be making any EXTRA kits for upsell!!!!

On a personal note - I have really been feeling "depressed" lately as to HOW FAR BEHIND I am with my scrapbooking......add to that the fact that I lost ALL of my pictures on my External I've been feeling a little over the weekend, I pulled out ALL OF MY ALBUMS - ALL OF THEM - there are roughly 25 of them!!!! Went through all of them and cataloged them, making notes of what I had scrapbooked........I WAS NOT AS FAR BEHIND AS I'D THOUGHT!!!! Thanks to the crops here, Ganza and Crop Camp - I have actually been scrapbooking MORE than I was giving myself credit.....just not four times a week like I had been in the past!!!! ALso found more pictures on Shutterfly that I had downloaded and forgot - so I haven't lost AS MANY pictures as I'd feared!!!!! So, the moral to my story - if you're feeling like I did.......go back and CLARIFY that you're reallllllly as behind....if you are - NO MORE EXCUSES - get busy wit it!!! (meant to spell that wrong!)........I'm going to make TEN page kits for Ganza.....that's not a lot - but not too many!!! So, look out ladies - I am getting some scrapbookin done - even if I'm up at 5AM so be it!!!!

I'm starting to get excited about ganza and will be working on daily REMINDERS for ya'll - if you think of some random things as you go through your day - drop me an email and I'll pass it on to the others!!!! Have a great day!!!! (and a shout out to Karen down in derby at Scrappin Time - great article in the Eagle!!!!! Congrats!)

Sunday, January 13, 2008


Can that ticker be true??!
How'd that happen!??!?!

We're busy getting all the preparations going for ganza - no worries - even though the blog is getting neglected - ganza is NOT!!! I've been busy working on your GOODIES....and the shirts are under way as well!!! I'm working on posting a "sneak" without giveing away the WHOLE shirt!!! They're going to be BROWN - with NO PINK ON THEM!! You heard me right!! Sarah is DANCING as I type - Kandice - you should be too!!! NO PINK!! The seating chart is completed, the tables and chairs are FINALLY all spoken for, now we're working on the "decor"!!! We're having a meeting on Wednesday with the girls to finalize who will be doing WHAT for sure, so that will be good to get all of our juices flowing together!!!

I just wanted to stop by and let you all know that we've not forgotten about you loyal blog stalkers out there - hang tight - we'll be getting back to regular postings VERY soon!!! And, if you're wondering when the Ganza posts and newsletters will start arriving - VERY SOON as well!!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

We wanted to stop and wish Renee a SPEEDY recovery!! She had her wisdom teeth removed today!!!
HAPPY THOUGHTS are coming your way Renee!! We miss you and wish you a relaxed and LIQUID week!!!

Friday, January 4, 2008

How ya'll been?!?!
Were ya wonderin' what the hey had happened the attic?!?!
We have been BUSY getting all of our Christmas stuff put away - new stuff ordered and the borrowing end of year paper work all wrapped up!!!
But, never fear - we're HERE!!!

Here is a PREVIEW of the LOTM!! Goes out tomorrow morning!!!
Renee used the URBAN LILY "CoLOr" line!!! I LOVE THIS LO!!

AND, it's interactive!! I tried to capture it - but you have to see it in person!!! The little squares open for journaling!!!

The DIGI class begins tomorrow!! So that means NO MAKE N TAKE tomorrow morning!!! We will be here ALL DAY LONG learning how to DIGITALLY SCRAP!!! I'm excited!! I took Jana's previous class and this time I feel a LITTLE more knowledgeable about whats going on - so I'm really hoping to PAY CLOSER ATTENTION!!! We should have a date for the next digi class VERY SOON!!

AND - just ARRIVED - AS WE SPEAK OUR FRIENDLY UPS man just DROPPED off the NEW DOODLEBUG and a KI MEMORIES ORDER!!! ! Gotta run - more later!!!