Thursday, October 30, 2008

okay - this is gonna be a SUPA quick post (2 in one day - man!!) so - we have THESE back in stock!! they go super fast!!! here's the Layout of the Month - available on SATURDAY!!! (the tree is a childs handprint!)
this is the gorgeous dotted velvet cardstock!!

I am on THIS book!! AND IN LOVE!

THIS book arrived today check it out when you're in the store again!!

OMG!! we got this email from a good friend of ours (!) - thought it was SOOOO cute and could NOT ignore sharing it with ya'll!! SoOOOoooo true when you think about it! I'm working on the newsletter that will HOPEFULLY go out today!! cross your fingers!! thanks to all of you that emailed me about the shirt - i LOVE it too!! And you KNOW there will be PINK CUPCAKES at ganza too! :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It's herrreee!! :)

okay - here it is - your first sneek at the Sweet Escape Ganza shirt logo!!

Heres the logo up close

the {2009} will be on the BACK at the top TAG area!!

Heres what it will look like on the actual shirt

Keep in mind we will offer Long Sleeve "raglan" (christie i hope i spelled that right)! The sleeves will be PINK and the body will be white (kinda like a "baseball" T!) - - - Short Sleeve T's - - - - Sweatshirts with a hoodie and pocket in the front - as well as yoga pants with a cute lil cupcake on the hip!! :) I will have pricing on all of this by tomorrow!! AND - we will be wearing a sampling of the shirts at registration for you to see - so if you're registering in person you'll get to see them!! Remember - you have until 2 weeks prior to ganza to order these!!!
Also - Saturday the November Layout of the month will be available!! I will have pictures tomorrow

I hope you're ready!!

Monday, October 27, 2008



Here it is - it's up and ready for you!! The Crop*A*Ganza February 2009 registration form!!!

(when you CLICK on the registration link - make sure you click on the OPEN box to view and print the form!)

the "Sweet Escape!"

Also - please note - the APPAREL portion of the registration is NOT ATTACHED to this file YET!! I will let you all know when it's ready!! We're going to offer you T-Shirts, Long Sleeve T's, Sweatshirts and Yoga Pants!!! They're going to be AWESOME!!! You can order these up to 2 weeks before ganza!!!

You can call/mail/fax or come in on NOVEMBER 1st to register!!

We are NOT going to offer AS MANY seats as we have in the past.....we felt this last ganza was the BEST one yet - roomier and easier to get just know that!

On a personal note: OMG!! I'm 3/4 of the way through THIS ONE!!!

i canNOT stop reading this book!! I love it!! ALMOST as much as the first - although it IS MISSING ONE ENORMOUS CHARACTER!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

OMG - i almost forgot!

we also got the NEW cup holder's in....Scrap-ma-bob!!! These are even CHEAPER!! :) we have them BACK in stock again!!

Happy Happy Friday!!! Okay - here's a run down of some of the new (and old, new again!) items that have arrived this week......Imaginisce HALLOWHIMSY line - LOVE THIS!! (roeder - the spider blingy thingys (!) did NOT arrive yet - i will call you when they do!) But - our halloween section is GROWING!! Kinda like gremlins.....(mom says we have WAY TOO MUCH halloween - WHAT?!?! - you can NEVER have TOO much halloween...can you?? Kelli - can you!?!) :) Some ADORABLE new Doodlebug brads - these things are SO SUPER CUTE and LIL bitty!!!

So - come in and check all of THAT schtuff out, BEFORE you head off to the PATCH or TRICK OR TREATING...cuz it's GONNA GO FAST!!! (speaking of patch....sarah and i were GONNA head out on monday to take the kiddos - guess what - they close at THREE pm!?!?! so - we're going THIS Sunday - once again - just like in the years past - i wait until it's COLD, MUDDY AND WINDY!! :( .... you'd think i'd learn?!?!)
John Deere - YEP!! We've restocked our John Deere kits - PLUS these CUTE LIL ADORABLE BRADS!!! (we get asked for john Deere MONTHLY - so it's back in stock!) aren't these brads CUUUUUUUTE!!??

Okay - so for those of you that are IN LOVE with the Sugar Coated, Velvet Crushed and Paper Potpourri from Doodlebug......we now have the assorted packs!! So you can have ALL the colors that you're yearning for in the different various kinds!! :) they are SOOOO beautiful!!!

AND OH MY GOODNESS!!! The new Amy Butler (K&CO.) tool caddy's.....LOVE these!!! (no worries - the shoulder totes are also on their way soon!)

I don't have a photo of this....but we have the NEW Viola! felt ribbon strips from Prima - JUST THE CHRISTMAS ones for now....wanna see how well they go.....also have the 12x12 black and white SWIRLY/GLITTERY transparencies from Prima as well....gorgeous!!
And lastly - our newest Christmas line from My Little Yellow Bicycle.....OMG! you HAVE to see this to appreciate it - it's the TRADITIONAL Christmas paper.....with foil and flocking....gorgeous!!For those of you heading to Ark City for Crop Camp....only TWO WEEKS LEFT!! WOW!! That came reallllly fast!! We are excited to be heading there again for our THIRD year!! MOM is coming with me this time - this is her FIRST CROP CAMP experience......i can't wait!! We are gonna have a blast - as always - those of you heading to CC in November - call or email us and we'll bring along your special requests!!!
CROP*A*GANZA registration is ONE WEEK FROM TOMORROW!! ONE WEEK!! Are you ready!?!? I PROMISE to have the registration form up on the blog and website before the end of the weekend!!! It may only be in EXCEL, but it WILL be there!! I'm waiting on our WONDERFUL SHIRT images to include in your forms!!! So - be on the lookout for those!! I'll have a complete list of vendors up to!!
Soldering class THIS SUNDAY - if you're interested in learning this new TREND, come on in!! For only $30.00 - jana and renee are gonna teach you how to do it!! PLUS - you leave with a 1.5 x 1.5 charm necklace!! There are still open seats! 2:00-4:00pm
Another Christmas idea that you need to start working books from SCRAPBOOKS, ETC!!! The code at the top right of the blog will get you free shipping of your book to our store!! Get to work on those books for gma and gpa BEFORE the Christmas rush hits!!!
Renee busted out TWO new kits yesterday.....TRICK OR TREAT and give Thanks!!! They are adorable!! AND WILL GO FAST!!! Mom's working on two that i think are FABULOUS!!! So be checking out the kit wall (in the crop shop) next time you're in the store!
okay - now, more personally related - i am IN LOVE, INFATUATED with Twilight!! OMG!! I rode EIGHT MILES on the bike this morning reading that book and don't remember ANY OF THE RIDE!!! :) I am ALMOST finished with it.....for those of you that have read it...i'm at the part where she goes to watch them play "baseball" .... OMG!! i canNOT wait to read the next one!! I WILL finish it this weekend...i haven't braved the website yet - don't know if I WANT to know how he (edward) looks - i have a PERFECT GREEK GOD image in my mind and i don't wanna be let down if they don't have him as PERFECT as he is in my mind!!! :) :) :)
*****did ya'll download your song this past monday from ??!?! LOVE this one too!!!
*****super congrats to my cousin, pregnant with TWIN...GIRLS!! :) love you!!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

LOONNNNGG POST!! - grab a drink!! :)

FINALLY!! FINALLY!! FINE-ALLLY!! i have a little time to sit down and update ya'll on whats been happenin' around here!!! WHERE DO I BEGIN!?!?! Let's see - the last update that i remember was the Kyrie Krop.....want to send out a HUGE THANK YOU to MOM for filling in for me as a vendor out there......(kord was sick and i was SUPA worried that he was getting strep - but turns out to be allergies!) mom went out there at the last minute to vendor in my place and KRISTY STEPPED UP AND CAME INTO WORK WITH RENEE!!

I appreciate you!!!
THEN, last week - we got some new schtuff in....lets see - what all did we receive in?? Oh - the Simply Swank order finally arrived!! We have the complete sets back in stock, and i also got some of the bubbles - to see how they would do!! We also got a couple of the Christmas Ornament kits to try out as well!! Speaking of Soldering.....we are having our SECOND Basics to Soldering class.....if you're interested in learning how to solder some great charms, come and try it out!! For $30.00 you get HANDS ON instruction and leave with a charm of you own!! Complete with the silk necklace!! :) This class will be held THIS SUNDAY at 2:00pm - 4:00pm After you take that class, if you're interested in making some Christmas gifts - then join Jana and Renee in November for the CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT class!!!
The NEW AMM totes are here - i like them!! I "downsized" and bought one of them, to carry my laptop in !! i love it!!! Also - got some LARGE and SLIM OPTIONS organizational totes in - IN PINK AND PURPLE!! LOVE THEM!! :)

Some fun new Queen & Co. felt snowflakes and leaves for fall. Also got the Making Memories Halloween paper and bellies in!!

Jana brought in a TON of her tool caddies for your cup holders - in NEW AND FUN COLORS!! These would make FABULOUS gifts for your girlfriends!!! These little tool caddies fit on your tag-a-long metal cup holder!! I absolutely love mine!! I NEVER HAVE TO SEARCH FOR MY SCISSORS, RUB ON ROLLER, PEN, PAPER PIERCER OR PHOTO CLOTH! It's in my tool caddie!! LOVE IT!!! So - be thinking about those for the holidays!! (i will post photos of these later on this week!)

Have you checked out Renee's Halloween book? This is ADORABLE!! And such a FUN and NEW way to display your halloween photos, year after year!!! I think it would be cute to have it sitting out year after year!!

New kits on the kit wall!! Kristy's been BUSY at it again!! Have to come in and see what's new!

We (Sarah, Renee, Kristy and I) went to Starbucks out West last Thursday for PINK HAIR extensions!! They were $10.00 each and all the proceeds went to the Susan G. Komen foundation.....GREAT CAUSE!! So - here are some photos for your enjoyment!!! We had a BLAST!! Afterwards we went to Pei Wei to eat dinner - YUMMM-O!!!

you can BARELY see my two extensions...see em'??Renee - you NEED to wear your hair down more!
This past weekend was our Maple Memories weekend!! In case you don't know what Maple Memories is - click HERE to read more about it!! We LOVE LOVE LOVE this house!! It's more than just the house - it's the EXPERIENCE, the TOWN, the COMPANY, all of it!! From the minute i pull into McPherson, i just immediately RELAX!! it's bizarre!! I LOVE IT!!! So - there were only 10 of us this time.......2 of our gals had to stay back for family emergencies and we hope that things are well for them this week ;) ...... we had such a great time!! I am always so bummed when i come back and have NO PICTURES to show - but i am just so relaxed when there that it doesn't even occur to me to take pictures!! i know - WEIRD!!! But Danelle sat with mom, sarah and I - and OMG did we have a great time!!! This is her, just so you can put a face with a name!! (cuz we also have a Danielle, our attic digi princess!) Danica, Sam (who brought her sewing machine and was making a halloween costume for her daughter!), Monica, Dana, Joyce and Lindsey (sister in law!) - we all had SOOOO much fun!! Thank you for joining us and we hope to do this again soon!!!

Usually when Sarah and I would go to crops together we would have "ism's" that we would keep track of for journaling purposes......when we crop with Krusty - we have TONS of krusty-ism's!!! (which i greatly missed you this weekend, krusty has been to MM with me every time and it was very weird not having her there - several times i went to laugh at myself about something, and you weren't there to laugh at me with me!!) Anyway - back to ism's!!! Here are some that COULD make some good Scrapbookin' Shirts!!! Thought you might enjoy them as well!!

"A page without Stickles, is like a day without Sunshine!"
"I'm saving the planet - one glue dot at a time!" (this is funny cuz i was trying to explain to them how i was "thrifty" by using the negative of my foam pop dots"!!)

"Walk softly and carry a big STICKLE"!!! (this one made me cry we laughed so hard!)

And this one - only we can understand - it's one of those - ya had to be there - "it's the sipmle things!!" (i meant to spell that wrong!)

Ohhh, that's some funny stuff there - i know - you had to be there - but you all know (i hope!) what it's like to be at a crop with your girlfriends and have a great time - laughing, makin' memories and then come back and recall the weekend.....ahhhhh, we had so much fun!!! You MUST make that a MUST DO for 2009 - head up to McPherson and spend a weekend!! We walked up to the Main Street Deli as we always do and have the Birds Eye and the Meadowlark - yummy!! They have great lattes too!! Then to the Cooks Nook....then i headed over to the Book Shelf - Danelle was telling me about a book series that she had been reading and was in LOVE with.............she is only the 100th person to mention this series of books to me - so i bought the ENORMOUS book - and i'm HOOKED!! (and i don't read!!) as a matter of fact - Kord came downstairs this morning before school (i got up early to read!) and he says - GASPS "MOMMY - i didn't know you READ"!!!! :) wth!?!? What am i teaching my children!?! That the only thing to life is scrapbooking?!?! DUH!!! :) So - i am enjoying this book!! Thank you Danelle!!

As i usually do, here are our layouts we completed (mom, sarah and i) we were the last to leave and didn't have everyone else do it before they left!! Here are mine!! (21 total layouts!!)

Mom's - she did 19 layouts!!
Sarah's - she did 13 total layouts - for smyers - that's A LOT!! She really enjoyed herself!!

Oh, and if you're heading up to Maple Memories, check out the MINI Scrap*Funattic store in the basement!! We are "trying" this out to see if it's even of any interest to croppers, but we have some basics and some fun stuff down there!!!


So - we have Halloween coming up!! Are you READY!?!? Have you been to the Pumpkin Patch yet?? We went with the KDG class last week - taking the kiddos TONIGHT!! Before the rain hits!! What about Costumes...what are your kiddos gonna be?? Speaking of SPOOKY Halloween schtuff........

(she's gonna KILL me for this one!)
Okay - so we have Scrapbook 101 coming up this Thursday - if you're new to scrapbooking -- or know someone that would like to get started - this is the PERFECT class!! And we only have 2 spots left - so call the store if you're interested 316-733-0029

Crop night this friday night is FULL!! So - if you're signed up, don't forget, we have a waiting list!!
My Little Yellow Bicycle CHRISTMAS is on it's way!! Shipped last week!! YEAH!! This line is just GORGEOUS!! OH - we also have the Imaginisce Fairest of them All line - OH MY it's so gorgeous!!
Ohhh, and Kaiser - we REstocked all that we previously had AND ordered some NEW stuff!! We HAD the princess castle albums and some fun clocks - i'll be re-ordering those again soon!!!

ohhhh (i say that a lot!) had lunch today with Christie (2 chicks) and we (with the help of RENEE, our creative genius!) we have completed the t-shirt design AS WELL as your "gift" that you will receive AT ganza!! HOW FREAKIN COOL IS THAT!!??! We haven't even had registration yet!! We will be WEARING the shirtS that you can purchase AT registration on November 1st.....yes, you read that right - SHIRTS!! I will be back with more teasers on that later!! We are giving YOU more options with this ganza!!!
BTW - there is only TWELVE days until Crop*A*Ganza February 2009 registration opens up!! I will be back THIS week with what vendors you can expect to see at our February Ganza!!! :) Have a great week! Thanks for waiting for us!!