Thursday, July 29, 2010

Scrapbook Garage Sale...coming up!

***this is an organized garage sale that is organized by Jennifer Huelsman each year!!  She works super hard to bring this to all of US, who LOVE to craft!!!  Mark your calendars now to attend....and if you're interested in selling your own items, please contact her ASAP - she DOES sell out of tables each time!!! Any questions regarding this sale, can be directed to her as well!!!  :)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Attic Wednesday Sketch Challenge #19

Happy Happy Wednesday...hows it goin' with the sketches?? Are you loving them?!?! Even if you're not USING them now, are you saving them for later!?! Is it inspiring you to STOP what you're doin' and scrapbook!?!? (that's easier said than done isn't it!!)

Okay - this one is from (my favorite site of all!!) PageMaps!!

Title/Quote: Swinging Good Time! (

**don't forget...sidebar...past attic wednesday challenge posts for faq's, and past sketches!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Area Crop!

Two full days of Scrapbooking!
When:  July 31 and August 1, 2010
Saturday 9:00 AM  to 8:00 PM  and Sunday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Where:  Haysville Learning Center 
150 Stewart, Haysville, Kansas

Cost:  $40 for 2 days with a full 8 foot table space 
or $25 if you can only attend one day.

What’s Included:  
Eight feet of table space
*  Gift pack for all participants
*  Door prize drawings
*  Two Make-It Take-It’s each day
*  Meatballs to to with carry-in salads on Saturday
Sunday lunch
*  Good lighting and Fun!

For more information or to register, please call Margo Walker at 316-522-8478 or e-mail  HYPERLINK ""

Please bring a salad to share for Saturday carry-in lunch.  
Barbeque meatballs will be provided to go with salads.
Sunday mid-afternoon lunch will be provided. 
Coffee, tea, soft drinks and water will be provided. 

Facility has large paved parking lot and disability access.  
Haysville Express Inn is close by with reasonable rates for those who wish to stay over-night in Haysville.


Name_________________________________________ Phone ________________  

Address _____________________________________________________________

Email _______________________________________________________________ 
____ I want to attend Both Days. $40.00 is enclosed   
____ I want to attend Saturday Only. $25.00 is enclosed   
____ I want to attend Sunday Only. $25.00 is enclosed 
Please mail your check or money order and a copy of this form to: 
Margo Walker at 635 Christine Court, Haysville, KS 67060 to reserve your spot! 

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Attic Wednesday Sketch Challenge #18

It's WEDNESDAY!! Around these parts...that means its time for an Attic Wednesday Sketch Challenge!! :) This one comes to us from Pencil Lines!!
Title/Quote/Idea: S'more of What?!! ( (love this one for summer/campin'!)
Remember - NO RULES......You can always read/scan/peruse through older posts for inspiration, frequently asked questions and ideas!!! I've labeled them AWSC on the side bar!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Attic Wednesday Sketch Challenge #17

This one is for those of you that love your double page spreads!!! Compliments of Inspired Blueprints!

Here's your Title/Quote...starter....: On the Outside Looking In (

Don't forget - midnight on Tuesday's when you need to have them submitted to us!! Either via facebook, in store or email them to me!! !!! You can always read back over the original post about these challenges....look on the sidebar under Wednesday Sketch Challenge!! Have fun!! :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Copic Club Meeting(s)!!! COMING SOON!! Check it out!

We are SOO SOOO SOOOOOO very excited about this new little "avenue" that we are traveling!!  We have had such a GREAT response to our Copic Markers!!  Not only the classes that we've offered, but as well as the marker(s) themselves!!  Angela is FIRED UP and READY ...FULL of great ideas - not only for CARD MAKERS and STAMPERS...but ALSO for SCRAPBOOKERS!!! ; )    Here's the NEWEST idea that we're going to get goin on beginning in AUGUST!!!  Make sure and check out the information below, look at your calendars and get signed up!!  You won't be sorry!!  The ideas and projects she's been working on are AWESOME!!  **plus - did you know that we also have a Copic Sketch punch card now??  make sure and ask about that next time you're in the store!!!


* The enrollment period is for 6 months and the group will meet once a month!

* Your credit card will automatically be charged the $25.00 meeting fee each month. (If you prefer to pay cash, your class fee must be paid a month in advance.)

* Each meeting, you will get 2 Copic Sketch Markers, a stamp and supplies to make a card with all the assistance and knowledge of Angie Lentz, our certified Copic Instructor. At each meeting, we will learn a new technique using the Copic Markers or other Scrapbooking tools, and the opportunity to share ideas with each other.

* The 2 markers will be predetermined by the instructor. If you find at the meeting that you already have one or both of the colors to be used in the meeting, you may trade the color for any we have in stock at the time.

* All members who attend and/or pay for all 6 meetings will receive 3 free Copic Sketch markers at the end!!

* WHAT TO BRING: Trimmer, scissors, ink stamp pad, clear acrylic block, any other Copics you might have, your adhesive and a Scor Pal (or equivalent) if you have one.

At the 6 months, you will have:

15 Copic Sketch Markers
6 Stamp (sets)
6 Completed beautiful cards
Various hand outs and valuable information available only from a Copic Certified Instructor.....and a WEALTH of KNOWLEDGE!!!!


***if you're interested in MORE information OR to sign up and reserve your seat in any of our classes, please contact the store 316-733-0029.  OR you can view our CLASS CALENDAR by clicking HERE!!

**ANNND - for those of you that are familiar with Copic Markers...we now carry the *hard to find* "Neenah" paper that works wonderfully WITH the Copic's!!! can purchase it by the PACKAGE or the SHEET!!!

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder!

I picked this up from a scrapbook store while traveling sometime last year...loved it - and keep meaning to share it with ya'll....see I'm not the ONLY one...there are OTHERS out there that do this!!  ~~ENJOY your day!!

The scrapbook store
calls to me;
"We have things that are new!" 
So i grab my purse
 and credit card;
An obsession i
must do.

I buy this pretty
 Not one, but i
buy two.
  I get the one that
They say it's quite
 brand new. 

In a blissful frenzy
 I buy what suits
 my taste.
  But when i go back
 to my house
 I find that in
 my haste,

I have 4 of this one....
i bought it twice 
I've fallen victim
 once again
 to my beloved
scrapbook store!
~Patsy Gaut

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A NEW crop coming to OUR area!!

As i'm posting this, i know that i don't have a LOT of information to give you YET, but wanted you to SAVE the date anyway!!!

i, WE...are SOOOO excited to be ASSISTING in something that is going to be SO AWeSOmE!!!!  If you've been to any of our Crop*A*Ganza events, you know how much we LOVE to bring your FABULOUS large crops!!  And we've listened to your comments and suggestions about offering MORE crops in the Wichita area!!!.....So, we were OVER JOYED when our friends with the Love Chloe Foundation came to us asking for advice and HELP with a crop that they would like to bring to our area!!!!

(this is chloe, by the way!)
Michelle and her team have had two large crops in the Salina area and would like to take their crop on the road!!  They are hoping to start with Wichita, and where they'll go from there.......only the CROPPERS know!!!!  I *steff* first heard about this foundation when they contacted Scrap*Funattic for a donation for their event last year.   I was SO touched and MOVED by this story that i had this enormous DESIRE to do MORE to help them!!  When Michelle came to Andover to pick up the donation that we were giving to their event, we got to chattin' and before you knew it, we were making plans to try and hold an event here in Wichita!!!!!

You can check out their website and learn ALLLL about Chloe, and the Monkey in my Chair Program....i'm gonna warn you pulls on your heartstrings, especially because of the children!!!  

Soooo, like i said earlier - i don't have ALLLL the important information for you YET - we are scheduled to meet in the next few weeks and get all of those details ironed out, but we are SOO excited to be ASSISTING them with their NEW journey!!!!  

Here's what i DO KNOW:  
there will be a CROP!!!  
The dates are November 5-6.  
The event will be held at the Homewood Suites in NorthEast Wichita.  

That is all i know as of NOW!!  BUT, i PROMISE YOU will be the FIRST place that i come to announce the rest of the details AS SOON AS I HAVE THEM!!!  Soooo, SAVE THE DATE!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

FREE make n take THIS Saturday!!!

Well friends, here's your sneak peak at our FREE make n take that we're having on SATURDAY JULY 10th!!!  We'll start at 9:00am - and keep on at it until the supplies RUN OUT! :) 

We're going to be making a VERSION of this Elizabeth Kartchners MINI ALBUM, using her Adhesive backed Fabric Paper!!!


You can add more of your own embellishing to it after the make n take!!  We're gonna teach you how to make one of these beauties, a little bit about the fabric paper and then SET you off on your own to beautify it! :)
Hope to see you there!

Attic Wednesday Sketch Challenge #16

Here's your Wednesday Sketch Challenge!!! If you're wondering what all this hub bub is can read this EARLIER post and get all the info!! Have fun!! This sketch is brought to you compliments of Inspired Blueprints!

And your Title/Quote/Etc......: Explosion of Fun!! (

Have FUN!! :)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


THIS Saturday is our
JULY Super Scrappin' Saturday!!!

Come out for a FREE make n be announced and previewed to you THURSDAY!!! 

 AND we'll have SOME sort of sale goin' on !!! 

 ANNNDD our PJ Crop is Saturday night as well!!!  5:00pm - 5:00am - YEP, you read that right.....12 hours of unstoppable croppin' FUN times!!  (for only $10.00!)....BUTTTTTT (and you KNOW there's ALWAYS one of those!)....we HAVE to have a minimum of 10 croppers signed up/paid to attend!!!  SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, if you thinkin' you might wanna join us - give the store a call and get signed up!!!!! 


Stacy Julian...back at it! :)

you’re not just a 
 scrapbooker anymore! 
 —digital workflow with stacy julian (part one) 
Have photos? Check. Love scrapbooking? Check. No time? 
Check. What to do? Read on—Stacy Julian has the solution 
we’ve all been looking for.

Have you read the latest issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today??  It's a good one!!  I am a Stacy Julian LOVER!!  Love her no nonsense way of keeping things SIMPLE and FOCUSED!!!  So, naturally, when i received my email for Scrapbook & Cards Today, i immediately was drawn to her article!!  Check it out, there's some realllly good schtuff in there!!!  Great lunchtime reading for ya! :)

Monday, July 5, 2010

History in the Making Craft House - AWESOME DEAL!!!

Hello friends!!  Are you sitting down?!?  You're gonna wanna take a minute to check THIS OUT!!  Our friend, Becky Groom, who OWNS the History House here in WICHITA is running an AMAZING deal!! Check out the website.....on the left hand side, you'll see "COUPONS & SPECIALS"  click there and print out your COUPON for $400 off the weekly rental price of $1200 in the month of October!!!!

That brings your total per person price WAY DOWN!!!  

The History in the Making House will hold UP TO 12 people!!  You can call your girlfriends, aunts, sisters, family....anyone!!  Set up a relaxing SIX days to chill out and do WHATEVER your little heart desires!!!  Scrapbook, quilt, read, hang out and watch movies, just get away - WHATEVER you choose to do, all in the relaxing atmosphere of this GORGEOUS Midtown Historic District of Wichita!!

Go to the website - check it out, and give Becky a call to set up your stay!!  You won't be disappointed!!

(we're going to be staying there for a couple of days with a great group of ladies at the end of THIS week!!!)

not sure if any of you are like this, but i normally don't READ forwards that are sent to me, nor do i forward them on......not that i don't WANT to read them all, but time doesn't allow me to anymore. So, when i opened our email this morning and saw this, my first reaction was to delete....(i don't have time, i thought to myself....have tooooo many UNread's in my email box!!!)...but for SOME reason (and i'm CERTAIN as to WHO that some reason might be!)...i read it....i wanted to share it here with all of you this morning....thought it was the PERFECT time!! We have LOTS of ladies who shop in our store, that we have built personal relationships with, and have got to know them and their families....lots of them have husbands, sons/daughters/son in laws/daughter in laws, brothers/sisters (inlaws), grandsons/granddaughters, cousins that are over there fighting for US........ Take a minute.....not asking you to "pass it on"...just read it, and maybe even say a prayer!!
***thank you linda for sending this to me!!

The Sack Lunches

I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight. 'I'm glad I have a good book to read. Perhaps I will get a short nap,' I thought.

Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the aisle and filled all the vacant seats, totally surrounding me. I decided to start a conversation.

'Where are you headed?' I asked the soldier seated nearest to me. 'Petawawa. We'll be there for two weeks for special training, and then we're being deployed to Afghanistan.
After flying for about an hour, an announcement was made that sack lunches were available for five dollars. It would be several hours before we reached the east, and I quickly decided a lunch would help pass the time...

As I reached for my wallet, I overheard a soldier ask his buddy if he planned to buy lunch. 'No, that seems like a lot of money for just a sack lunch. Probably wouldn't be worth five bucks. I'll wait till we get to base.'
His friend agreed.

I looked around at the other soldiers. None were buying lunch. I walked to the back of the plane and handed the flight attendant a fifty dollar bill. 'Take a lunch to all those soldiers.' She grabbed my arms and squeezed tightly. Her eyes wet with tears, she thanked me. 'My son was a soldier in Iraq ; it's almost like you are doing it for him.'

Picking up ten sacks, she headed up the aisle to where the soldiers were seated. She stopped at my seat and asked, 'Which do you like best - beef or chicken?' 'Chicken,' I replied, wondering why she asked. She turned and went to the front of plane, returning a minute later with a dinner plate from first class.
'This is your thanks..'

After we finished eating, I went again to the back of the plane, heading for the rest room. A man stopped me. 'I saw what you did. I want to be part of it. Here, take this.' He handed me twenty-five dollars.

Soon after I returned to my seat, I saw the Flight Captain coming down the aisle, looking at the aisle numbers as he walked, I hoped he was not looking for me, but noticed he was looking at the numbers only on my side of the plane. When he got to my row he stopped, smiled, held out his hand and said, 'I want to shake your hand.' Quickly unfastening my seatbelt I stood and took the Captain's hand. With a booming voice he said, 'I was a soldier and I was a military pilot. Once, someone bought me a lunch. It was an act of kindness I never forgot.' I was embarrassed when applause was heard from all of the passengers.
Later I walked to the front of the plane so I could stretch my legs. A man who was seated about six rows in front of me reached out his hand, wanting to shake mine. He left another twenty-five dollars in my palm.
When we landed I gathered my belongings and started to deplane. Waiting just inside the airplane door was a man who stopped me, put something in my shirt pocket, turned, and walked away without saying a word. Another twenty-five dollars!
Upon entering the terminal, I saw the soldiers gathering for their trip to the base. I walked over to them and handed them seventy-five dollars. 'It will take you some time to reach the base.. It will be about time for a sandwich. God Bless You.'
Ten young men left that flight feeling the love and respect of their fellow travelers.
As I walked briskly to my car, I whispered a prayer for their safe return. These soldiers were giving their all for our country. I could only give them a couple of meals. It seemed so little...
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.'
That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.'

'Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen.'

Prayer Request: When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our troops around the world. Of all the gifts you could give a Marine, Soldier, Sailor, Airman, & others deployed in harm's way, prayer is the very best one.