Monday, March 31, 2008

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I hate NEWSLETTERS!!! This newsletter CRUD (pardon my french!) is torkin me off!!! If you received our first newsletter - the link (for some unknown reason) isn't working - so here it is via our website : hopefully that will work!!! It was a lot easier to do this calendar than the one we were previously using - but if it's not gonna work - that ain't NO GOOD!!!! :)

Soooooo, just sent a correction newsletter out and it's not showing that it went successfully - AHHHHH!! I'm gonna give it some more time before i go nutty!!

Also - the garage sale - BEGINS Sunday APRIL 20th - Friday APRL 25th - ONLY FIVE DAYS!!!! You need to have your stuff up to us by the end of business on SATURDAY the can begin dropping off your stuff for the sale the week of the 14th!!! I hope this clears everything up!! I HATE clogging up your email boxes - and hate EVEN more when I screw something up and have to send out TWO !!!!! sorry!!! :)

We got some new BAZZILL albums today!! Can't wait to see them!!! I know we're expecting a pretty big order from two different companies this week - but not gonna tell you WHAT and WHO until it's IN THE BUILDING!!!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Happy Friday to everyone!!! The girls have been working DILIGENTLY to get all of the new stuff out and ready for you!! It has been an OVERWHELMING response to all the new Fancy Pants!!! It's SO hard to pick your favorite!!!
Just wanted to put a quick post on here that we just received the NEW SPRING GLIMMER MIST COLORS IN!!! They are GORGEOUS!!
No worries Crop Campers - we'll be bringing some of the new goodies with us (if there's any of it left by next weekend!! ;) )
Also - don't forget about our upcoming garage sale April 20-25th!!! If you've got some stuff you wanna get rid of - this is the place to do it!!! Be looking for a newsletter from us very soon with more information on that as well!!!
Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

OKay - here I am again!!! Whew - what a DAY!! No kidding, from the time the last post was completed I have been ON THE RUN!!! Our wonderful UPS man, Brian, delivered THIRTEEN boxes to us!! I think Renee JUST about had a heart attack!! I SO wish I'd had my camera up here for that!! She was screaming and jumping - Brian was just LAUGHING and quickly heading for the door!!!! :)

So, here's what we got in....NOW - you must know - as with ALL scrapbooking companies - NOT ALL OF IT ARRIVES AT ONCE!!! So, when I say we got "these" collections in, please know that not ALL of it may be here!!!!

FANCY PANTS is in DA house!! I'm SO stoked about this!! I cannot tell you how many calls a WEEK we have received about these new lines!!!! Here are the lines that we received.....we did receive ALL these collections in FULL.....the Glitter Cuts and Albums will be here shortly!!!

CELEBRATE!!! (to my cupcakes.....there is an ADORABLE cupcake die cut on this sheet!!)


About a Boy

(I TOTALLY CANNOT WAIT TO SEE WHAT JANA IS GONNA DO WITH THIS LINE FOR BOB!!!)Simplicity (I think this was Renee's fav!)Daydreams (this line just SCREAMS spring to me!!...Brynn, was this the line you were excited about?!?!)Each of the lines has (with the exception of Papa) 12x12 overlays, Ribbon and Rub Ons!Fashion Sense.....I AM SO IN LOVE WITH FELT!!! I'm hoping that more and more companies start to come out with HS!! (we've ordered her's already!) those of us with boys - this is a MUST have - it's so nice to see companies starting to make some SUPA cute BOY stuff!!!

Okay - hold onto your hats's the NEW GLITTER CUTS from Fancy Pants!! OH MY GOSH!!! (you have to say that just like what's her name from me out here Heather...what was that obnoxious girls name that was Chandlers girlfriend!??!) - oh - sorry I got sidetracked - where was i?!?! OH- yeah these giltter cuts - are GORGEOUS!!! There are several different sizes, and range in price from .89 to $1.99 ....... I CAN'T wait to play with these!

OKAY - that was Fancy Pants ................................. After I finished THAT order - it was time to process the NEW HEIDI SWAPP STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now - we did NOT get all of her stuff in - but it IS Heidi - so we are a little more accepting of her!!! But we did get some of the "Carefree" paper line..........these are cool cuz (some of the double sided sheets) have a die cut attached to them to compliment the paper. (no worries - we have ordered ALL of her paper lines, and we'll let you know AS SOON as they arrive!

Then, we received the CHANDELIER charms!! I'm SO loving these!! (here's a little hint - we are working on ordering something similar to this in the upcoming weeks for you to "scrapbook outside the box" with!!) We got ALL of the colors of these in!

Now - this picture doesn't do these ANY justice - I shouldn't even use it - but i took the time to upload them - so owell!!! These are BRADS - JEWEL brads - in random sizes!! GORGEOUS!

THEN - we also received THESE in!!! (I'm using mine as a lunch tote!) I just love Heidi - leave it to her to design something SO cute for everyday life! They come in TWO colors - and they are in TWO styles - there is the small one and a Shoulder bag (renee is thinking of using one for her laptop bag!)Here is the rolling tote!! I love the small petite look of this bag!

And of course, new masks!!!

From All My Memories...........the NEW CHOCOLATE Brown Purse and Wallet!!! LOVE it!!! (also got the black ones back in stock!)

The NEW Tote-Ally Cool totes!! I am SO loving the VIBRANT blue that this comes in!!
This also came today!! NEW from We R Memory Keepers, The Ultimate Cutting Kit!!!
And we also received MORE ribbon purses....NOW IN RED!!
Renee was SUPA excited that she received two NEW Stickles displays- so we can display ALL of our stickles, in COLOR of the RAINBOW order!!!

Earlier in the week, we received the "Score-Pal" - we've been flooded with requests for this! We received some fun new stuff from Maya Road too!!!! (I am running out of time to post pictures!)

So, after all the processing of the orders, and the excitement from that - I finally ate lunch at 2:00 - then had a 3:00 meeting with our EKSuccess Rep (i just love her, she's so stinkin cute!) We ordered some FUN NEW stuff from EK - some new Jolee's stickers and some great new Sesame Street and Disney stuff!!! (and for my cupcakes - a little somethin somethin for you too!)

Oh - we got MORE PAGE MAPS BOOKS IN!!!! So, call and reserve your copy ASAP!! Before their gone AGAIN!!

AND - we STILL have TWO OPENINGS available for the mini crop this weekend!!! The stores open until 8:00 tonight - call!!!! 733-0029

Are you still with me?!?! This is a long one!!! Here's your challenge!!! I want to see what you can do with Transparencies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This includes the NEW Fancy Pants Transparencies, the NEW Glitter Cuts or Transparencies you already own!!! If you can submit a layout, card or other project using a transparency of some sort to me you are eligible to win some goodies from Scrap*Funattic!!! You can email it to me at - or bring it in to the store!!! I would LOVE to see who all is ready and up for the challenges!!!! I will take as many entries as possible until NEXT Friday (April 4th) !!! Get at it!! Good luck!

OKay - I'm beat - gotta get home and fix dinner and work on the upcoming newsletter!! Come and visit us and see the GIRLS IN ACTION this weekend - getting all the new stuff out!!!!


Oh my gosh - did you see the ticker for ganza?? Exactly THREE months away!! Sarah - start to panic!! :)

This is a quick/short post (I WILL be back later on this afternoon with more goodies!) But we have TWO openings for our MINI WEEKEND NO FRILLS CROP this weekend!! We had two cancellations yesterday and are ready for TWO more to fill the spots!!! This is the weekend crop - with NO FRILLS!! Just time for you to CROP till you DROP!!! It begins tomorrow night (friday) at 5:00 and runs until midnight - then starts again at 9:00am - till midnight Saturday!!! That's 22 HOURS of cropping!! I'm SO wishing I could sign up!!! :) All for $20.00

Give us a call at the store to reserve your spot!!! 316-733-0029

I'll be back soon with pictures and gossip and A CHALLENGE (thanks to Heather!) for ya!!!! We are getting SOME MORE NEW STUFF IN TODAY....I wanna make sure it arrives before I tell you!!!! More later! peace out!

Saturday, March 22, 2008


The new My Minds Eye is in the house!!!! It is gorgeous! We have the 29th Street Market line as well as the Just Dreamy lines, and all the "accessories" that compliment each paper line!! It has taken Renee, Kristy and myself the last 2 days to get it all entered into the computer and put out in the "puzzle" of a display................but ohhhhhhh it was SO worth the work!!

We also have new colors in the Bo Bunny "dots" cardstock as well as 2 new lines from
Bo Bunny. "Star Struck-Sweet Baby Boy" and " Teen Chic" ........they are darn cute too!!

New American Crafts paper has arrived and we have a STORE FULL of Prima Flowers !!(Hey Steff, whats up with that? We are swimming in flowers!)

The new Amy Butler Bag is here and I HAVE TO HAVE IT !! It is called "dancing mums" and is a gorgeous combination of blue/brown/green/white !!

We have new American Crafts leather D'Ring albums that are great and so user friendly!!

The American Crafts Thickers are restocked! some are new too! felt and glitter!

OK......I might not be as "flamboyant" a blogger as Steff is, but I get the job done huh?

We at the "Attic" hope you all enjoy your Easter with your family and friends.......we will be closed so that we too can enjoy!!


DL (aka MOM)

Thursday, March 20, 2008


UN-DU IS BACK IN THE HOUSE!!!!! (or in this case back at The Attic!!) Come and get yours today!


hello blog stalkers, this is Renee and I am HIJACKING the Attic Blog!! HAHA! Just wanted to update you all on what is happenin' this week here at the Attic! New arrivals from CHA have begun to stream in! We have the new Teen Chic and Star Struck lines from Bo Bunny, new Bo Bunny rub-ons, The My Mind's Eye (yes! You read that right!!) display is up and anxiously awaiting 29th Street Market! WOO HOO! Lots of stuff has been restocked this week as well! The new American Crafts Thickers are here! As well as the Spring/Summer paper line! There are several more HUGE boxes in the back waiting to be unpacked... as I see new stuff I will update and fill you in!

Are you having a FABULOUS Spring Break!!?!?!? The weather here is AWESOME!!!! Couldn't ask for better weather -well,,,,,,if I HAD to be picky I guess I'd say less wind!!!
We miss you KRUSTY MULLINS!! We hope you're having a great time in KC!! (renee's been whining about how much she misses you!!!!!) Can't wait to have you back!!!
Okay - this is a short post, as I too - am out enjoying my spring break with my BFF from St. Louis!!! But I realized that someone special called the store Tuesday and asked me to post a picture of the LOTM for APril and I PROMISED to do it - and FORGOT!! So, here I am coming through to deliver!!
This is the LOTM for April....made by Renee!!! It's ADORABLE!! Titled "Easter Hoppenings!!"
Here's the "DL" on the Lotm....the first Saturday of the month we release a limited supply of our Layout of the month!! We almost ALWAYS sell out of these!! They are first come first serve and are $12.00 ........ we've been asked to "reserve" lotm for loyal customers - so answering that request - we now have available to you - a SIX month SUBSCRIPTION to the LOTM club!!! You receive 6 layouts, prepaid for $11.00 each!!! This reserves your LO without having to worry about being there on the day it is released!! So, next time you're in the store - you can sign up for that!!!!
Lots and LOTS of new stuff has been arriving at the store - I don't have time right now to post pictures, but here's a lil list of some of the things that arrived monday and tuesday of this week!!! NEW Bobunny, NEW WeR albums, the NEW K&Co. Amy Butler "Dancing Mums" bag (this is GORGEOUS!), New BOXED ribbon albums....i know there is more but I'm drawing a blank!!!
On another note - I came into work on Tuesday to find THIS waiting for me on my desk!!!

(this is the front!)

this is the back!

I LOVE YOU JANA!! Thank you so much for my BEAUTIFUL necklace - THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I LOVE YOU!! Did I mention she made it!??! MADE THE NECKLACE!?!?

Oh, and jana - thanks also for COMPLETING my Toddle Time layouts - love you again! Okay - I'm off to the ZOO!!!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Hello everyone!! Wanted to post this "THOUGHT" while I was having it......I have been contacted through a good friend - Christy Freeman - regarding a fabulous foundation that is just taking off and wanted some more support........... ..... visit this site if you have's a great cause - AND scrapbookers are involved!! Rhonna Farrer has designed their shirt!! yeah!!

So, check it out!!

GOOD MORNING!!! How is everyone on this GORGEOUS "early" spring day!!??! Things are starting to turn green and smell wonderful, the birds are chirping - ahhhhh, spring is coming!! Get outside and take some BEAUTIFUL photos!!!

Okay - got all of that out of my system!! I've been busy "SPRING" cleaning - getting my crop area at home cleaned out and ready for Crop Camp, in THREE short weeks!!!, while doing that I realized that it's time for SOME of my stuff to JUST GO!! I have stuff that I just "had to have" at the time, and it's all still sitting in the package or even the SACK!! So, I'm getting BOXES and BOXES of stuff ready for our Garage Sale that we're having at the Attic in APRIL!!! Check out our class calendar online for the exact dates - i believe it's the 20th - 25th this pay $10.00 to sign up and then we print you price labels to identify your "stuff" with - you price it and leave it for us and we get it all out and track it all for you!!! You get 100% store credit for all of you goods sold!.....for more information - call the store for further details!!!! We've already got about 5 peeps signed up - so it's gonna ROCK!!! I can't wait!!! I banked last time - and have managed to spend ALL of it already!!! :) tee hee!!!

Also - tomorrow nights FRIDAY NIGHT CROP - is NOT full YET!! Come crop with ME!!! We're gonna have a BLAST!!! I can't wait to pick back up where I left off from LAST weekend!!! Give us a call at the store and get signed up to come $5.00 - 733-0029

Okay - so, on a sad note - (it seems that there's lots of that lately) we need your prayers and support and thoughts for two of our fellow scrapbookers.

Missy Surmeier (I really hope I'm spelling Missy's name right - I haTE it when I mess that up!).....her father is ill and is not doing well - the doctors have all but said - it's going to be a higher power to pull him through - can you all please STOP what you're doing RIGHT NOW and say a little prayer for him - I don't know the exact details of his illness (has to do with his pancreas), so I don't want to mis-inform.....but please pray for him AND his family.

Shandra Hatfields mother passed away last night in Tulsa. (Shandra started Crop Camp years ago, for those of you that don't know WHO Shandra is) Shandra and her family are in Tulsa now, making please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. On that same note - please be patient with Crop Camp at this time - Shandra is in charge of SO much that goes on with Crop Camp - so Kathy and Alicia will fill in as much as they can - but if you're trying to contact or make arrangements or get questions answered regarding Crop Camp - you can check out Alicia's blog HERE - or just be patient and give Shandra some time to get back to "reality".

We love and care for both of these ladies, and just REALLY believe in the power of prayer - so please pray for them.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

okay- this is going to be a quick post - it's late and i have to get to bed - but promise to get back up on here later on! so, no pictures - just info!

NEW stuff that's arrived.....the PAGE MAPS BOOKS CAME YESTERDAY!! HHOOORRRRAYYYY!! I wasn't in the store today - so not sure HOW many Krusty sold, but we were down to like 12 left when I left last night!! I LOVE IT!! Have looked at it and renee had a FABuLOUS idea of what to do with the lil' cards in the back - she's gonna put them on a "ring" and carry them on her tool tote, so she'll have a "mobile" set of sketches with her at ALL times!! This is a MUST have if you're a sketch lover - especially a Page Maps sketch lover!!!

Also (thanks to JR for this one) .... we have the new Crackle Paints in !! These are SO fun!! Krusty was playing with some today - LOVE them!!!!

Like I mentioned before - I wasn't there today - so not sure what all else arrived, but will keep you updated!!!

Crop*A*Ganza, last head count - we only had like 30 spots available!!! I still have two vendor spots available as well!!! AND we have found a PEDICURE PERSON!!! So, bring on the pedi-s!!!! I'll fill you in on the details for that after I've had a chance to work it all out with HER - but it's someone you KNOW and TRUST!! :)

Ta-Ta for now!! :)

Friday, March 7, 2008

Good Friday evening to everyone!!! How was your week?!?! Are you looking forward to some WONDERFUL SPRING weather this next week!?!? I SURE AM!!!

We got some NEW stuff in today, and wanted to come on here and share it with you!!! Sarah is even MOVING STUFF around the store right now - getting it out for the weekend!! (i'm seriously having anxiety about her moving stuff around, but that's okay - i'll get through it!)

Here are some items that have arrived!!!

ALL of our new BAZZILL stuff is here!! (although SOME of it back ordered, but it will be here soon!).....i can't decide what I'm more excited about...that they have their floss now available to sell by the yard....or the new paper flowers.....or oh yeah, the cardstock edge those! (these are photos that I pulled from their website for you to view!) much better in person!

The new Doodling templates from Crafters Workshop....these are AWESOME!!!
The new Bambino line from Daisy D's is in da house!!! CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!!

Ohhh, also wanted to let you all know - this past Crop*A*Ganza, we DOUBLED the amount of money that we raised for our RAFFLES!!! We donated $300.00 the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation!!! YEAH!!! Thanks to all of you that donated to the raffle!!! That's AWESOME!!!

Happy Birthday on Saturday to Miss ALICIA!!! We hope you have a SPLENDID day and get to do WHATEVER your heart desires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Good Mornin' ya'll!!!
TODAY is Kristy Mullins BIRTHDAY!!!!
Post a comment and leave her a special birthday message!!!!
Happy Birthday to YOU, Krusty, we LOVE you bunches!!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Tammy Greiving AND Heather Carrier!!!
We hope you guys have a SPLENDID birthday!!!
(and if no -one has told you this yet - you are SO AWESOME!)

How are you today!??!

I'm FEELING good!! The birds are chirpin'.....the sun is shinin.....the wind isn't blowing 100 miles an hour!!! Things are GREAT!! The air is CRISP and COLD!!! (like I like it!)....I KNOW - spring is RIGHT AROUND the corner!!! Enjoy the cold while you can folks, cuz in three short months you'll be BEGGING for WINTER!!!!

Okay - some new stuff that's been going on........we FINALLY got Computer Tricks 2 in...FINALLY!!! Photo Freedom as well!!! If you pre-ordered those - we're holding them for you!!! We are expecting Page Maps THIS WEEK!! Have TWENTY of those babies coming in !!! Kristy has had her NOSE in the Computer Tricks 2 for hours and gives it a BIG thumbs UP!!! So, that's great!!! Speaking of Computer Tricks.....the Digi class that starts this week.....we need to have a MIN. of FIVE participants to hold this class....if you are wanting to do so - you NEED to call and reserve your spot by TOMORROW (Wednesday)...otherwise we will have to cancel it and reschedule...I KNOW - late notice and the dates are not consecutive....but we wanted to put it together as soon as we could, b/c so many of you were asking!!!! So, let us know!!!

Photography class - there are still THREE spots remaining for that class as well!!
Ganza - JUNE 2008.....we still have spots open for that also!!!

We GOT THE BIG BITE!!!!! Limited number of these bad boys - so get em while you can!

ALSO - today - the Amazing Grace line from Flair came!! I just love this line - so sweet and graceful!!!

ALSO - Bazzill Cardstock - they are discontinuing their WEAVE texture.....SO....we've added all of THAT to our Clearance section!!! Come in and get it while you can!!!

We're excited for CROP CAMP!!! Coming up in APRIL!!! CanNOT wait for that!!!!

STILL LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO DO PEDICURES at Crop*A*Ganza SUMMER!?!!? ANYONE know of anyone interested in earning some DOUGH and doin some TOES?!?!?!

PS)....Dana called today from Old Navy - they have FLAMINGO tanks.....think SUMMER Ganza!!!!

Okay - I have to run for now - phones ringing!!! Peace out!

*****Also - guess what - thanks to KATHY JOHNSON....we found out that you can NOW GET UN-DU again!!! Yeah Jana!!!! Aren't you happy!!!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

DIGI Class - new dates!!
Okay - we've had LOTS and LOTS of people asking about the Digi Class......we have the dates, but it starts THIS COMING THURSDAY!!!
Each class (there are 4 of them) will be 3 hours in length.....from 6:00pm-9:00pm
The cost is $120.00 and includes four separate printed projects/layouts as well as a copy of Computer Tricks Magazine!
Thursday March 6th
Monday March 10th
Wednesday March 19th
Wednesday March 26th
Please call the store to reserve your spot!!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Good afternoon ladies!! Information on the Photography class.....talked with Kate - we are going to have the FIRST class on the 12th of April (cuz SOME of us will be at CROP CAMP and don't wanna miss out!)....still waiting to hear about the rest of the classes - but it will be from 10:00 AM - till noon - and will run for 5/6 weeks.........$120.00 (does not include the field trip at the end!)

Here's another photo tip for you!!!:

The perfect photograph is not captured by the photographer who spends endless hours preparing for the moment but rather by the photographer who has camera in hand and is ready to capture EVERY moment. The inspired moment comes and goes in the blink of an eye, and the photographer who is prepared and observant will naturally only need to expend a little effort to let the shutter capture that special moment, that smile, that look, that sunset or sunrise, that first step, that moment when the bride kisses the groom and is so enthused that she overwhelms him and he falls to the floor creating that unforgettable moment in time.

Good Morning Ganza GO-er's!!!
So, I don't have photo's uploaded YET - but at 7:15 AM this morning - we had peeps waiting to register for June Ganza!! It was AWESOME!! LOTS of fun!!!
So, it's now 10:00AM and we only have SIXTY spots available for the summer crop!!!
Call or come in TODAY and get signed up!!
More to come later!!!
Have a great spring day!!