Wednesday, April 29, 2009


We went to the zoo today for Ella's birthday. Oh what fun we had! If you haven't gone to the Minnesota Zoo lately I highly recommend it. They have this awesome new exhibit called Russia's Grizzly Coast and it is amazing. I loved it and got great pictures of the bears! I think I thought it was more fun than the kids!

The cake we got for Ella's birthday from the Rush City Bakery was FANTASTIC! Ella was very impressed with the light up Princess! Cake not so much it couldn't have been the pancakes she ate beforehand?!

I still can't believe it has been 4 years already since my Dad passed away. I did much better at the birthday thing this year than others. I still find myself on the brink of a nervous break down though. Don't push me!

Friday, April 24, 2009

New Class For May

I just added a new class for May check out the website for details.

I am also working on my open house. It's been over a year since we opened! Can you believe it? It seems like only yesterday that Pat the builder guy was on my case to make decisions about one thing or another!

The plan right now is May 29th and 30th. We'll be doing a huge sale, a make and take, a chick flick crop starting May 29th anytime after 10:00 a.m. going until May 30th 5:00 p.m. We're thinking if you would like to stay overnight at the retreat we will be doing a special price for the overnight. So start talking it over with your cropping friends. We will be holding this crop in the retreat so we will be able to accommodate 24! I'll let you know food details and prices soon.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

We are not...

I know that there has been a little rumor going around that the Pine City store is closing. The store that is closing IS NOT THE PINE CITY SCRAPBOOKING CO INC!
I've had a few anxious phone calls wondering if it was our store and I can assure you it is not us. We have NO plans of closing! So make sure to pass that along for me if you happen to hear that rumor.

Monday, April 20, 2009

We're Back!

Whew, we made it back! What a great time we had! We have met some of the nicest people up in Bayfield.

We had 20 croppers at the retreat and everyone seemed to have a great time. I almost finished my Disney pages, I was very excited about that. I don't usually scrapbook much away from home unless I'm doing a project so this was a bit challenging for me to use what I had. I longed for purple buttons all weekend, but I made due without them and used the dew drops from Robin's nest and that worked out just fine! I also missed my sewing machine. The one tool I almost didn't bring I used the most and that was my Slice. Okay at first I thought why do I need this, I don't scrapbook that way. If I need a title I invent something, or there are always letter stickers. But I used that little machine like crazy. It helped that Lisa B had two of the greatest cartridges, teen and noteworthy! So do you need a Slice? No probably not, but they sure are fun, compact, CORDLESS and they have great fonts! Do I recommend a Slice? YES!

So I'll be back to work tomorrow putting everything away and paying bills!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

We are packing...

I am all packed up for the retreat in Bayfield WI! Ron just has to load the trailer and then we are all set to go.
We are doing two cute make and takes, decorating our own name tags, a page contest, chocolate fountain, ice cream sundae bar, and TONS of drawings, besides food, drinks and snacks!
We are bringing a mini store with about $8000.00 worth of merchandise with tons of new products! It's going to be a super fun weekend!
So if you get the notion you can come and just crop for the day on Saturday if you would like!
If I get a few free moments I'm going to finish my Disney album. I am so close, I only have about 25 pages to complete. And if I happen to get those done I just got 180 pictures in the mail today from Walgreens!
Have a great weekend!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

I hope you are all enjoying your beautiful Easter! We can actually hunt for eggs outside this year we are very excited!
I've been busy updating the web adding crops and a new Cuttlebug class with Jessica make sure you check it out.
Watch for our 1 year celebration coming up mid May. We are going to do a super huge sale as well as a 10-10 chick flick crop in the retreat center. Keep your eyes peeled for details...