Friday, October 24, 2008

What a Blessing

Girls, it pays to answer your phone! Mine rang about 4:25 yesterday afternoon. Pastor Greg here...are you free tonight? He had 2 FREE tickets to the Michael W. Smith/Steven Curtis Chapman concert...and could I use them!!! Smitty is my friend Lisa's absolute favorite and because of finances, we didn't have tickets. A quick phone call was all needed to start our journey! It as at the Spirit Bank Arena (or whatever they call it). Traffic was a dead stop on Memorial, so, geniuses that we are, we went back to Mingo and up. Here's a little word to the wise..when you can see the Spirit Bank on 101st St...don't be tempted to pull into that parking lot by the movie theater. There was a giant ditch (flood control) and as you walked closer, a 7 or 8 foot drop-off, with a 2 rail fence. I don't know who found it, but there was a step, through the fence and down the ladder we went. Some of us will do anything to get a free concert.
But the concert was fabulous, Steven talked about the death of his daughter, Maria, last May. And about how God has started healing their entire families hearts. I sobbed. But listening to his music, I saw a pattern in his words. God had been preparing him through his music for this one moment in his life. It was such an uplifting and encouraging evening. I wish you all would've shared it with us. Thanks Pastor Greg.

Monday, October 20, 2008

new products

Hey dreamers!

I went on a church retreat this weekend, and you can't imagine how renewed I feel! I love being able to slow down and listen to what God has to say to me. I was really blessed. Hope you all get to experience His love this week.

Because of my birthday last week, the church retreat, & my son's housewarming party, the store was closed last week for too many days. But..I'm open this week and have NEW PRODUCTS for you to see. And classes also. I'd love to meet some of my new followers.

Just about 2 more weeks and the Slice Die Cutter from Making Memories will be released! They are small, portable, run on batteries (no more having to get a table by a plug-in at crop!), and are affordable! Jump over to the Making Memories Site and watch a video of them. They are THE must have this holiday season! I've pre-ordered 4 of them, so if you want to be one of the first to play with this new toy..a deposit of half down will save you one.

I've got to work on my bores even me! Wish I was more of a techy...this is my punishment for making fun of nerds in high school! so 3 days later I will have a new front page...but that's just if I'm lucky!
Keep Dreamin

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sorry For Not Writing Sooner

OK, I'll admit it...not not a good blogger. My life is very full-I have lots of fun things to share-I could add a picture of my latest layout-tell about the retreat-tell about my birthday- - - but the reality is, I've had my grandson Ethan (and he brought his mom) move in with me, and all I want to do is play with him all morning! Slick's hubby is stationed in Bahrain, so they will be with us till August. Our little distractions! He is so adorable, that all I want to do is love on him!

So, let me tell you about the retreat..F U N !!
Six of us went to Dwight Mission, outside of Vian, to crop all weekend. We cropped in a log cabin and slept in a former Cherokee Indian girls dormitory that was built in 1923! I'll have to admit, we all expected to see ghosts in the windows of some of the older buildings, but were greatly disappointed! Sally & Crystal led the group in number of pages done...I think they had between 23 - 27 each! A whole lot of scrapping going on.
My next weekend retreat will be in February. What a wonderful Christmas gift this will be....
Just a reminder-I still have a few spaces left for The Dreaming of a Cure all day crop. It's on October 25, beginning a 9 am & going until midnight...if any of you is strong enough to go all day. Goodie Bags, drawings, lunch, supper...all included in your $30 fee. ($10 goes to Susan G Komen Foundation for breast cancer research). Cut off to register is Wednesday, Oct 22. Please let me know.
If you haven't been in to see the new are missing out...
HallowWhimsey by Imaginisce
Fall line by Scrappin Sports
Believe by BoBunny
Holiday Cheer by BoBunny
Birthday Paper by Scenic Route
I keep ordering...I'm really trying to keep you from having to drive to Tulsa, to get your supplies. Come by and visit today.
And Keep Dreamin

Friday, October 03, 2008

Dreaming of a Cure Weekend

Good morning Dreamers,
I just wanted to drop a quick line before my day got's going to be a fun one! Today we leave for our Scrap Pink Retreat. Laurie came from Dallas yesterday to retreat with us. She and I spent the early evening packing up the new paper and the "store" for the retreat. I've ordered in the new Fall and Christmas lines from BoBunny, and I'll debut them this weekend. And of course, Crystal will be seeing the Halloween line from Imaginese for the first time.
I'm not only excited for them to see the new product lines, but for them to do my 2 free make-n-takes (I'll take pics to show you on Monday!). I'm also teaching a Fall Layout Class and Krista is going to lead us in making a darling Trick-or-Treat Bag and card. (I think spooky is the word she would've liked me to use, but they don't scare me!)
On top of fun classes and scrapbooking for 30+ hours...we're raising money for a cause near to my heart...Breast Cancer. My mother, Steve's Grandma ( she was a 14 year survivor), Adeline's mom & aunt, my friend Kim, ...saddly the list goes on with your loved ones. So many of us are touched by this disease, and I just have faith that a Cure is so near... if you are reading this and know someone touched, stop by the store and give a donation in my jar...or grab up some Cancer Awareness Paper & stickers and make a memory page or mini album. And definately call them, give them a hug, love them, pray for them....this month is about being aware. But this disease doesn't last just a month. Never forget.