Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Ethan!

Well, this has nothing to do with scrapbooks...My youngest grandson just turned 1 on Sunday! Happy BD Ethan. He had a grand time. His Grandmother Angela (dad's mom) from San Antonio got to see him for the first time on Friday. Aunt Sharon came with her. They couldn't take their eyes off him.
And he fell in love with Grandma immediatly. Life is grand.

Friday, September 12, 2008


Well, the way I talk, you'd think I had a rough week! Since I quit my parttime at Arby's last week, I had Monday nite home with the family, Tuesday nite home with the family, went to Bible study Wednesday, and Thursday nite home with family! AND I got to see all my grandsons, more than once. Pretty easy and enjoyable week.

So why do I look forward to Friday? Because tonight is Stamping Up! Club at the store. And then crop afterwards. So I not only get to see my friends, I get to be a guest and do a project at club, order stamps (did you know I'm a stamp slut? can't get enough!), and then crop the evening away. My store isn't like most, our crop isn't over at midnight. Some Fridays we crop until 2 or 3 in the morning!! And we really have some fun. soooooo.......
The Pink Retreat is really growing. I think this will be my largest retreat ever! I can't wait, cause I love to be a hostess. I did grow up in the south, I have a southern reputation to uphold! If you haven't gotten your registration packet, stop by the store soon.
Happy Friday and Keep Dreamin

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I Love Fall

Okay, not that September is fall, but have you stepped outside lately? Everything just feels and smells clean, fresh. Awwww, in love with life.
I'm greatly enjoying having Slick (my daughter) and the baby with us. She makes me laugh sooo much. Her dad is loving it too. Last night, we just watched tv and talked about nothing. I have missed those days. (For new readers, my daughter has been gone in the Navy for 5 years and has just returned home. She and baby will live with us for a year while her hubby is stationed in Bahran)
And I got to scrapbook the last couple of days, in between customers. I'm working up the "Great Flood of 86" pictures. They aren't pretty pics, but it gives me an opportunity to really dig in and journal. Those were some really emotional times, and I have lots to say. My kids can read it later in life, and know about another time in their lives.
Isn't that what scrapbooking is about? Leaving part of you on paper...preserving your memories for future generation. I'm so blessed to have had a Grandma who told me sooo much about my past.
If you have a Grandma still alive, call her today and ask about her story.

Keep Dreamin

Monday, September 08, 2008

Dreaming of a Cure

I'm so excited about some events that are going on at the store that I've forgotten to let all of you know (to those who come to the store on a frequent basis, I apologize for the repetition). Most of you have heard about ScrapPink, a crop sponsored by Scrapbooks, etc. and the Susan G Komen for the Cure. I am a participating store this year. I really wanted to do it last year, but the birth of a grandson made me very distractable! This year we are having 2 events...October 3,4,&5th I'm offering a Pink Weekend at Dwight Mission in Vian. We will be Dreaming of a Cure from Friday to Sunday in our all inclusive scrapbooking heaven! I love to host retreats. You will definately get your money's worth this weekend. For $150 you get: 30+ hours of cropping, all meals, lodging, goodie bags, games, t-shirt, and prize drawings. And a store of new goodies purchased just for the retreat. I've got a couple of classes planned (at additional cost) and some make-n-takes.
And I know some of you can't join us for an entire weekend we are going to continue to Dream of a Cure right here at home with an all day crop on October 24. It will include cropping from 9 til midnight, lunch & supper, optional classes, in store specials and drawings. T-shirts will be available to purchase at $15 each (pre-orders would be appreciated!) And of the $30 cost, $10 will be sent to Susan G. Komen.
So you can retreat with us all weekend or just for 15 hours, and all to raise money for a Cure. Please call or come by the store for more information.

And Keep Dreamin