Thursday, October 17, 2013

All Treats, No Tricks Blog HOP starts ToDay!!!

Welcome to our first LOCAL Blog Hop! Cat's is excited to be a part of this great group of crafting businesses. From retreat venues to scrapbook stores we have it all together for you in one local Blog HoP. Grab your hot chocolate, curl up in your favorite chair and have FUN!
Cat's Creations Scrapbooks is located in Mineral Wells. It is about 45 minutes from downtown Ft. Worth. Take a scenic drive out of the traffic and through the country to our 3600 square feet of scrapbook deliciousness. We have everything you need whether you are a beginner, avid scrapper, over the top and out of the box scrapper, altered artist or mixed media mamma.

Cat's offers classes from our extremely talented local artists who will take you to a world that you never knew you could do with ink and paper and chipboard and all kind of crazy things found in the strangest spots. Cat's has crops that are 12 hours long and free with a minimum purchase of $15. The ladies asked for longer crops so we gave it to them. We are here to make your scrapbooking experience the BEST!
Cat's also has 5 retreats a year. We host these in a quiet country setting where each cropper gets their own table, plenty of aisle space, an adorable cottage for them and their roommate that is complete with fridge, microwave, coffee pot, your own bed and your own bathroom. We crop in a HUGE building that holds all of us and our hoards of bags, products, and all the NEW product that we bring to you at the retreat. That new product has not yet made it to the store so the retreaters get first chance at it and they have lovingly dubbed it Elephant Dung because they say I could put Elephant Dung out, tell them it is new and they would buy it! Our next retreat is November 7th-10th and we can still accommodate more ladies. Laughter is always at the forefront at Cat's. Everyone gathers together, whether at the store or at the retreat, and we are one big happy family that laughs all the time. One of the ladies says, "It is funny until someone gets hurt and then it is hysterical.
We refuse to grow up and we will continue to have fun and not act our age as long as we can. I opened the store in 2004 wanting a place for ladies to hang out, learn about scrapbooking and just have an all out great time. I wanted it to be their Creative Escape where they could escape the real world into a world of creativity and fun. The last 9 years have been the most wonderful for me. I have made so many wonderful new friends and feel so blessed to have them in my life. We have laughed together, cried together in times of tragedy, pulled ourselves up and moved on when times were tough while creating some outstanding projects along the way. I am always amazed at the amount of super talent we have in this small store in the middle of nowhere. The ladies always inspire me with their creativity. I love showcasing the ladies work, scraplifting from them and being inspired by them to create more projects for them. One thing that is for certain is that you will always find chocolate at Cat's. We just seem to create much better with chocolate on the tables. Our fave chocolate treat is Snickers and we can't seem to keep enough!
“Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! Be sure to follow our blog, sign up for our newsletter and find our "Treat". You will need the "Treat" when you send your email to alltreatsnotricks2013@gmail.com when you complete the HoP. To collect your next treat, HoP on over to Craft Coach at craftcoachshop.blogspot.com

24 comments:

  1. Thanks I hop one day to be able to come for a retreat. I surely need the get away and fun is my middle name.. lol.. in my little world .. Happy Halloween

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    1. Would love to have you Hop on out here! We are crazy fun to say the least!

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  2. I'm hopping! And I'm already a follower and get the newsletter. :)

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  3. Cat's is the BEST!!! Always has the latest products, and always the best service. I live about 45 minutes away from Mineral Wells, but if my sister or I ever need anything quickly, Cat gets it to the post office immediately and ships it to us. Can't beat that kind of service! ;) She goes above and beyond to keep her customers happy and to create an awesome environment for creativity. We love you, Cat!

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  4. I visited your store for the first time two weeks ago on my way to the Very Vintage retreat and just loved your store. I have never seen so many locals just drop in to say hi. A very friendly store.

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    1. Thanks! It is our local "coffee shop" for the ladies. Some even come in with their lunch, sit & eat & visit, then shop before going back to work.

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  5. I've started the HOP! I didn't know about the newsletter and will sign up for it!

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    1. Silly girl! Good thing you are in here a lot and on FB with me!1

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  6. Yep me too follow the blog and I think I get the newsletter! My most FAVORITE place in the entire WORLD to shop, crop and hangout!

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  7. Thanks for participating in this HoP Local Event Cat!

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    1. It think it was a great idea you had Tracy! Thank for all your work!

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  8. Cute, cute, cute projects! I can't wait for our Mothers Day Out group to come crop at your store again!

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  9. So far, I am hopping thru the Blogs!!! No "slip and fall" accident yet!! Love, love, love my Cat-family!!!

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  10. Hop a long here reporting in! Counting down 'till next retreat! We shall see if I can get this done correctly.....snickers..... We all think this is the best lil big cat house around! I really thought I was a follower, but Google says I wasn't! I suppose you being bookmarked in my favorites didn't count!

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  11. Love the Christmas tags and projects :)

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    1. Thanks Carolyn. Nanci is our tag guru.

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  12. I love your store was there last month. hmmm retreat in November...hmmm...lol

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  13. It's been many years since I've visited your store. MUST COME OUT TO VISIT. Soon. Thanks for participating in this hop!

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