Saturday, September 27, 2008

New Poll!

There is a new poll at the bottom of the page check it out and vote!


What a fun and exhausting day. It is so fun to do events at the store, but very exhausting. Linda K summed it up today when she said it's like company coming! When I have an event at the store I put my all into it. I like to have the store neat and tidy, brimming with new product and I agonize what to bring in new to surprise all of you! It's so much fun to entertain at the store it almost feels like when I have a gathering at my house. Isn't that strange?

I have to do a shout out to my fantastic friends (how many times have I said that word today Marge Brown?) Speaking of Marge Brown! Hey girl you rock! We make a pretty good team, thanks for all of your late, late nights. I love our pep talks, you have great insight! Kris my neighbor from across the street from the hardware store! You knocked my socks off! You helped me so much I could never repay your kindness. Lynn B my new Sis! Wow the fabulous cookies, that awesome dip, and did you see how cute the front of the store looked today? Ya that was all Lynn's decorations from outside her house! She loaned the entire thing to me! Linda R thanks for your patience on the balloon run today! You are so good with our customers helping them find product, teaching them how to do projects, demoing... Linda K, you have so much patience. Thanks for your help on the countless make and takes. You my dear are one in a million! Mr Glenn K and Nathan, thanks for the nourishment! You gave us the steam we needed to help the crowds! Mom, thanks for all the time you donate with my children. If it weren't for you I would not be doing my life's dream! My girls will have the fondest memories when they are my age of their Grandma. Thanks for your time, love and patience! Oh my dear husband Ron. You deserve a medal for putting up with crazy me. I know some days you have to wonder what planet I'm from. Thanks for believing in me, I could have never done any of this without your help, support and time!

I couldn't run this store with out the help of all of you and many more people that help me out.

So it is time to look forward to getting in new products for the upcoming classes, ordering for CKC and the Crop in Duluth!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Just a Reminder

Just a reminder about classes. Make sure you sign up early for your favorite class coming up in October. We are going to accompany as many people we can so be the first to sign up to assure you have a seat or a kit!

Crops are filling fast. Make sure you get your friends together and pick your Friday soon! Keep your eye on the website for notification of Saturday 10-10 crops. We are now able to accommodate larger groups up to 16 for crops so if you have a large group that wants to come in for a Friday or Saturday crop just give us a call. 320-629-9960

Check Out The Website

Make sure you check out the website I've been adding events to the calendar that you won't want to miss!

I was very busy today getting clearance items out. We have pattern paper, rubberstamps, embellishments, cardstock and stickers. We have savings of 50% - 75% off. Make sure you stop in for the deals on Saturday!

We got in new Somerset Studio magazines. That is always a happy day for me, they are my favorite publications. The artwork is amazing!

The Fed-Ex guy brought new Fiskars product. I kind of dug through the box and found a lot of Cloud 9 super cute rain dot titles!

Stop in and see us this weekend!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

I Forgot To Tell You

Did I forget to tell you that we will be doing a booth at the River Center for the CKC event? I'm pretty excited for it and I've started ordering for the event. I'm bringing hot new products that most people are unaware of., so stop in and check out the event, I'm sure you'll have a blast.

Cupcake Crop

Did I tell you we're doing a Saturday Cupcake Crop? It will be so much fun. Of course we'll have cupcakes, a free make and take and a fluffy drawing! You'll be on your own for lunch, but we'll have Pizza Pub for supper! The cost of the crop will be $15.00. We're planning on doing it November 15, 2008 from 10-10. email me at if you are interested in signing up. Space is limited so sign up quick.

Retreat Center

Not only was the book club great fun but we had an awesome group of ladies in the retreat center too. It is so fun to get to know the people who stay with us! They sure kept us laughing and joking. Thanks girls for the fun!

The store was just buzzing with people this weekend, it sure makes work more fun! I'll be honest I had myself a little pity party this week, but leave it to great friends and awesome customers to turn it around!

Remember to stop in the store on Saturday for the free make and take and sale. While you are in check out the class samples they are pretty great. If you can't attend a class you will be able to purchase a class kit after the date of the class.

What Fun!

We had book club on Saturday and what fun we had! Not all of accomplished something but we sure had fun laughing and talking! We really do have a great bunch of ladies. We had two more sign up this weekend so now we are up to 12 of us.

Our kits were super cute. One is a holiday planner and the other a 6x6 mini book with the cutest snowman paper. We'll see what creations the girls come up with next month.

It is so fun to share our finished projects and to see what other people are up to. Donna did a fantastic Halloween mini book that takes your breath away. Watch out Tim Holtz this girl is good! Thanks again Donna for that awesome vintage scrapbook, that was so thoughtful of you! How did you know I would just love it?!?!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Halloween Crop

Won't you join us for a spooktacular crop on October 24, 2008? We will crop from 5 - Midnight as well as do a make and take and a spooky drawing! How does Pizza Pub pizza sound with beverages and ghoulish treats? Call 320-629-9960 to reserve your spot. Space is limited to 10 ghouls so sign up soon! Cost of crop will be $15.00 .

Another New Class!

I begged Jessica to do another class, and she is! These 5 cards are so cute, you are just going to love them. She has 3 birthday cards, 1 Thanksgiving card, 1 Halloween card and 1 thinking of you card. Oh and I almost forgot the bonus treat holder! The colors and stamping techniques are beautiful. You'll get to use the new border punches from Fiskars, and the super cute circle scallop punch as well as Unity stamps!

The class will be October 4, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. the cost will be $15.00. If you can not attend the class kits will be available.

Sign up fast Jessica's class was sold out last time. Call us at 320-629-9960 to sign up, classes must be prepaid.

Please bring a basic tool kit to class that includes: Adhesive, glue dots, scissor and a pencil.

Friday, September 12, 2008

I have a computer!

Oh man, I've been with out my computer for at least a week. It caught some funny bug, but Travis fixed it! Yipee!
Where to begin!
We've been crazy busy at the store checking in new cool stuff. Just last night I checked in Making Memories Fa La La Line. I got in a ton of new Karen Foster, things like Sate Fair, Zoo, fall, Halloween, motorcycle, diy, marathon. Reminisce grade papers and stickers too.

The best new thing at the store are the Paper Dolls. Do not form an opinion until you see them, because I guarantee you are going to flip over these! Kris, whom is super cool and my neighbor down the street from the store, started making paper dolls. I kept bugging her to bring them in and show me. So she did, and I fell in love with them! I begged her to make me a bunch so I could sell them at the store, and she said yes! So make sure you stop in and check them out because I know you are just going to go crazy when you see them! The next thing I want her to do for us is titles because I know they will be just as fantastic. So stop in and check them out, Linda was selling them off the counter before we even had them in the computer!

Newsflash! New Classes! I have 3 new teachers! Can you believe it!? They are all from the Twin Cities area, and have been teaching various places for years. They each have their own awesome style and I can't wait for you all to meet them!

Here is the class listing I'll be putting on my website (with Troy's help!):

October 11,2008 10:00-Noon
“Tis The Season Card Class
5 cards for $25.00
Tami Wood is a new instructor for us. She has been teaching classes in the Twin Cities at various stores for years. She has agreed to teach us fabulous new techniques at The Pine City Scrapbooking Co Inc
Tami is a certified instructor for Copic Markers as well as Amuse stamps. Both of these products are new to our store so it will be wonderful to be taught just how to use these two great new products.
During the class you will learn to use Copic markers, glitter, liquid applique, as well as an interesting fold. These adorable cards will give you the jump start you need on getting your holiday greetings in order!
Please bring your basic tool kit with you to class.

October 11,2008 2:00-4:00
Transparency Techniques
4 cards for $17.00
Wendy Jannusch is a new teacher for us at the Pine City Scrapbooking Co Inc. Wendy has been teaching rubber stamping classes for five years. She graduated from Minneapolis Technical Institute in the Commercial Art Program with her emphasis on Design. She lives in White Bear Lake with her husband, Len and daughter, Emily. Wendy and Len own a small business called Alchemystic Arts, LLC. Wendy collects vintage photos and designs photo sheets for artists to use for card making and collage. Wendy loves to share her ideas with others and works to bring you her very best in her classes.
Silhouettes are very popular right now, especially when cut and placed on the many beautiful papers you will find in the store. Not every person wants to do all that tedious cutting, but many want the “look” of a silhouette. Now you can achieve that look with transparencies! In this class, you will make four beautiful cards featuring bird designs. You will learn how to use transparencies in your card making, as well as many secrets on how to attach them to papers and how to alter them. You will also receive a free handout detailing the class so you can remember how to do all the techniques you learned here. Please bring your basic tool kit.

October 12,2008 10:00-Noon
Harvest & Halloween
5 cards $25.00
Teacher: Tami Wood
This class will also be with Amuse stamps and Copic markers.

October 12, 2008 2:00-4:00
Vintage Photo Card Class
Teacher: Wendi Jannusch
If you are a fan of the many magazines sold here in the store, you may have noticed that a number of the creations are made using vintage photos. Now you can purchase your “instant relative” photos for use in your own art! You will learn how to select the right papers for the look you want. We will make four cards from the Vintage Cut Ups photo sheets being sold here. There will be samples of cards made with every single photo on the Vintage Cut Ups photo sheets on display in the store as well. Please bring your basic tool kit.

October 18,2008 1:00-3:00
Card Keeper
Don Waalen Is a new teacher for us as well. He has been teaching class around the Twin Cities as well as Duluth for years. He has a fantastic sense of style, from scrapbook pages, mini books to elegant cards. He does it all.
His first class for us is a card keeper which is bound by rings and holds 12 pockets for holding greeting cards by the month in which you’ll need them. Wow what a fantastic gift for someone, or keep yourself organized! The colors he has put together for us are just fantastic! I know that you will love this book, and probably make many more. Please bring your basic tool kit.

All classes must be prepaid.

Basic Tool Kit

Every student should have a basic tool kit. It should include a good scissors, adhesive such as double stick tape, single stick tape, mini Glue Dots, paper piercer, paper trimmer, a pencil, and a bone folder. If you do not bring these items to class, you may purchase them in the store before class.

So if you are interested in taking one of these classes just give the store a call at: