Saturday, August 31, 2013


It is time for the end of summer sale today and Monday.
Patriotic, Summer, Beach, & BBQ Collections, and All Stamps*
30% Off on Saturday, August 31
40% off on Monday, September 2
*Excludes all of the new product that has just arrived in these categories.
Brand new baskets of sale paper & Tschotzkies
are on sale for
50% off on Saturday, August 31 
and 75% off on Monday, September 2.

It is time to 
not walk
to the store!!!  
Don't miss out 
on this fantastic sale!


Our first Designer of the Month Kit uses the Bazzill Basics Lucy's Crab Shack. It is available now for purchase.  There are only twelve kits available for purchase)

Each participant must create the following projects while following these guidelines: 
     A. 2-pg Layout
     B. Card
     C. Project of your choice with remaining product
     D. You must use some of all all products from the kit on each project.
     E. Ribbons, buttons, etc are not included in the kit but may be added from your stash.
     F.Each project will be graded for creativity, neatness, & originality. The cumulative score will determine the winner.

Your completed projects must be submitted by September 18th.

Judges for this first one will be the September Retreaters (unless they have submissions)

The entrant who is awarded the most points by the judges wins the title "Designer of the Month", a $35 Gift Card and a feature on the blog.

Come by the store and take advantage of the sales.  REMINDER:  We will be open on Monday and the discounts are even bigger on Monday!  Come spend the day Monday cropping and shopping.

Friday, August 30, 2013


Do you have your Christmas cards made for this year?  If not, call the store and see if there is still room this Saturday for you to come spend the day getting those cards ready to mail out. If you don't want to work on Christmas cards, you can spend the day scrapbooking.
 Check out these humorous Christmas stamps that arrived in the store yesterday.  They will definitely put a smile on the recipients' faces!
These snowman are absolutely adorable.  You just want to pinch their fat little cheeks!
This Santa "shake your booty" stamp will make you laugh out loud!  Hilarious!
Check out these beautiful faith papers that arrived Thursday.
Be prepared for all of those scouting photos with this wonderful Boy and Cub Scout paper.
I don't know about you, but a sale always puts a smile on my face!  
It is time for the end of summer sale on Saturday and Monday.
Patriotic, Summer, Beach, & BBQ Collections, and All Stamps*
30% Off on Saturday, August 31
40% off on Monday, September 2
*Excludes all of the new product that has just arrived in these categories.
Brand new baskets of sale paper & Tschotzkies
are on sale for
50% off on Saturday, August 31 
and 75% off on Monday, September 2.

It is time to 
not walk
to the store!!!  
Don't miss out 
on this fantastic sale!

Thursday, August 29, 2013


Guess what day it is.....come on, guess what day it is.  Yep, it's 
The store is full of fabulous new merchandise, so come by and pick up your favorites
and get.....
fill up that punch card for $10 off of your next purchase.
September is packed with fantastic classes, crops, and retreats.

We kick the month off this Saturday with the first Saturday crop.  So call the store, reserve your spot, and crop the day away.

Then, September 14th we get to spend the day at the store creating miniature works of art. 
 At 10:30 a.m. we are making Sandy's bitty books.  These are small albums PACKED with cuteness and make great gifts.
Check out all of the cuteness on this page.  You will make 3 books in class; Fall/Halloween, General & Christmas.  The cost of the class is $17.
At 1:00 p.m. on the 14th is Nanci's tag class.  Check out this AMAZING tag.  We learn such great things during her tag classes.  Join us for lots of fun!
Join us on Tuesday, September 17th for a fabulous day of mixed media with Jen Starr.  There are three classes:  a tag class at 10:00 a.m.; butterfly pennant class at 1:30 p.m.; and the memory journaling class at 6:00 p.m.  These classes are technique packed and I can't wait to take them!  Pick the one(s) you want to take, call the store and reserve your spot now.

September 19-22 is the September retreat.  Join us for a weekend full of fun, relaxation, and cropping.
BoBunny is coming to Cat's on September 25th.  The girls from BoBunny will be here teaching two classes, beginning at 6:00 p.m. with this adorable Elf Magic mini album.  
When you finish your Elf Magic album, for an additional $15 you can make this beautiful layout featuring the very popular collection "The Avenues"  Both Elf Magic and The Avenues were EXTREMELY popular at the Anniversary retreat.  I have a feeling that both of these classes will be popular as well.
Saturday, September 28th from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., is the amazing Hunting Album class.  This album was dreamed up by Cat while walking through a sporting goods store with her brother.  She and Ray created this amazing album and I know many of you cannot wait to create your own Hunting Album.  Call the store now to reserve your spot in this class so that your kit can be made.

What an amazing lineup of events.  September is going to be a fantastic month!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Congratulations to our WOW Wednesday winner:  LUCKY #10, Sandy on Valerie's blog.   Just a reminder that I am not counted when counting for the winning #.  Congratulations, Sandy, contact Cat at the store (940-327-0713) for your prize.

If it's the second or fourth Wednesday of the month, then it is time for our WOW Wednesday linky party. We made a few changes to WOW Wednesday a few weeks ago:
  • It is the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.
  • You have TWO WEEKS to participate.  I will be reminding you along the way that there is still time to participate.
  • The winner will be announced on the next WOW Wednesday post.
Other than that, it is the same:
  • To be considered for the blog candy, you must post a project that you have created. WOW Wednesday must also be mentioned in your post and be sure to let your blog readers know that there is blog candy being given away to a random participant or commenter.  Would you like to participate, but do not have a blog?You do not have to have a blog to participate. You can find the directions on how to link up your creations that you have in a gallery here.

I hope you will share your fabulous creations with us. If you didn't have time to create anything, I hope you will share some love on everyone else's creations--we all love that positive reinforcement
Just a reminder that I am not considered for the blog candy, but anyone who comments on my blog IS in the running. Thank you to everyone who participates, either by posting some work or commenting on the blogs.\
Just a reminder:  If for some reason the link-up tool doesn't work, add your link in a comment.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Grab a cup of coffee and be prepared to drool......We have lots of yummy new products for you to drool over today.
If you love Graphic 45 then today is your day!  Just an FYI....If you intend to buy the whole collection, the paper pads are a great buy.  You get a few sheets free in the paper pad.  So grab them while you can!
Bohemian Bazaar has been a much-requested line and is NOW in the store!
Check out the brighter than usual colors for Graphic 45, yet it still has that vintage feel.
I have a feeling that this adorable Mother Goose line will FLY off of the shelves!
Check out the stickers and flowers for this fabulous line.
There are 8" x 8" pads and 6" x 6" pads in this line in addition to the 12" x 12" pad.  The 6" pad has simpler prints and solid colors.
Steampunk Spells is Graphic 45's Halloween line this year.  It has a cute sheet of paper that has pumpkin hot air balloons.  LOVE that one.  
Beautiful flowers and stickers to coordinate with the wonderful papers.
There are also the three sizes of paper pads for this line as well.
Check out these cute stamps.  I love that clock with wings....hmmmm....might "NEED" that one LOL!
Getting ready for Christmas?  Graphic 45's Christmas collection is "Twelve Days of Christmas" and is so elegant!  Each sheet of paper features two days.
Great stickers, flowers and stamps to embellish your layouts.
The three different sizes of paper pads are available in this collection. 
Check out the Typography paper pads and stickers.....LOVE this line of papers!
Check out these beautiful papers....yummmy!
Are you more of a Tim Holtz girl?  His new stamps arrived at the store today.  More of his popular "blueprint" stamps and vintage images.  The Christmas stamps are scheduled to start shipping this week.  
Check out his new stencils.  These are so popular that Cat has already had to reorder some of them...YIKES!
I'm loving that eye chart stencil!
Just look at these lovely stencils.  Think of all of the fun you can have with them and some of your new Dylusions sprays.
Yep...I think we will all be

Monday, August 26, 2013


Saturday, the store was filled with women making the endless folder album.
This is the album opened up and it has 4 mini albums inside.  It was inspired by an album created by Kathy Orta, aka Paper Phenomenon.
Even though it seemed like we were going to cut, score, fold, and glue everything at times, everyone persevered and made it through with smiles on their faces.
Vickie was concerned about the "embrace imperfection" part of the class, but she survived!
Joyce learned a lot and we helped her fall in love with her cutter again (it was missing a vital part and we fixed it for her).
Sandy had her serious teacher look on and was ready to come to my rescue if the class got out of hand.  However, everyone behaved and she was able to just be the student this time.
Several needed assistance with measuring eighths of inches on their cutters.
Malenda brought her friend Kathy (who is also an old friend of mine) to the class and they had a great time.  
Ann and Carol even had time to clown around.
Everyone was so excited as their albums became more and more recognizable.
At the end of class, even though they weren't  COMPLETELY finished, everyone had learned the techniques needed to complete their albums on their own.  However, several said they might come visit on one of the Mondays when I'm working so they can have help if they need it.

Thank you everyone for making my first teaching experience a great one.