Monday, November 12, 2012


The November retreat came to a close Sunday afternoon.  This is what Allison Graves had to say about it:

"Oh my, what a fun time we all had at Cat's November retreat! If you haven't been to one, you must go! Don't have the inclination or time for a 3 or 4 day retreat? Why not stop into the store for a Saturday crop - after all, they are FREE! November is a month when we give thanks, and I must say that I'm thankful to have a Local Scrapbook Store (LSS) as awesome as Cat's Creations!!! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us and providing a location for awesome "girl time" where we can also find the latest and greatest scrapbooking products!"

I think we can all agree that the retreats are so much fun and we are VERY blessed to have such a great scrapbook store in our town.

Nanci used the Authentique "Lovely" collection to make one of those cute fold-out albums.  This album is bigger than the ones we have made in the past and will accomodate 4 x 6 photos nicely.
Love these pages with the keys on them and the dry embossed photo mats.
Love how these albums fold out...fold out some more...and then again!
LOVE IT!!!!  If you love it and want to take the class, it is on Saturday, January 12th at 1:30 p.m.
Cat took the same collection and made a 6 x 6 pocket album.  I love how they took the same paper collection and made albums that look nothing alike!
Love how all of the pages are pockets and hold tags.
Yes, it is very "lovely"!
Love those polka dots and the cute images.  If you love this album too, you can take the class on Thursday, January 24th at 6:00 p.m.
Another fabulously creative album by Cat.  If you would like to take this class, it will be on Saturday, December 8th, at 1:00 p.m.
Yes, Allison, we are very blessed to have a scrapbook store in Mineral Wells.  The bonus is that we have Cat and Nanci and their fabulous talents!


  1. It's always scary when Nanci & I can work together for a length of time. Our creations go over the top!

    1. I love it when you guys are together! Tremendous ideas abound!

    2. Not only that, but we learn new words as well.


    3. Yes, Nanci had us all in side splitting laughter with her latest addition to her medical vocabulary. Allison was laughing so hard she could not breathe! Poor Kevin left in a hurry when Nanci tried to inform him of her new word and definition.

  2. I would be lost without this store! I have learned so much and have developed some amazing friendships! Thank you Cathy for taking a risk and buying the store! Thank you for the sacrifices you have made to keep your customers happy! You are an incredible woman!

    1. Thanks so much! The friendships that have developed here are ones to last a lifetime for sure. So many great people with so much talent make all the sacrifices worth it!

  3. Beautiful albums! So much creative ideas from those two!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  4. I agree that the friendships are the icing on the cake. I cannot imagine my life without the store and everyone associated with it. Very dear people in my life.

  5. Looks like a wonderful time was had by all. I so enjoy being inspired by Cat & Nanci. Their creations are absolutely over the top crazy wild wonderful!! So happy to have the best little.. (was getting movies quotes confused in my head) SCRAPBOOK Store in TEXAS!