Friday, October 23, 2009

Become a fan...

Become a fan of our facebook and you will get all the updates on the new goodies at the store!

Watch for a new class in November! I'll be teaching an altered file folder class with BoBunny's Christmas line of paper.

Jessica's card class will be November 19th and 21st! She does such a fantastic job, if you haven't taken one of her classes you must you will be amazed at the details!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I don't even know if I should be writing this but...

When Ron and I built the new store and retreat center we put our all into it. We built it thinking of what we would love to see if we were to stay at a place like this. We take care of it just as well if not better than we take care of our home.

We have met soooo many wonderful people with unique stories through our adventure. Heck I've made some of the best friends I've ever had in my entire life.

I do what I do at the retreat and store because I love it to my core, it is what keeps me going! I love to meet new people who have my same interests.

But it's always those few people that like to drag you down. We have had a few incidences lately with rude guests who just can't seem to get along with others, and excessive drinking.

Here is what MY thought was on coming to our retreat:

1. I can leave my troubles at home and enjoy my craft.

2. No kids and grown ups with like interests.

3. Scrapbookers are friendly, I'll meet new friends.

4. I'll treat the others like I want to be treated and we should get along fine because we are all grown ups!

5. Think and act happy and you will be happy.

Maybe I'm crazy and live in a fantasy world but I do live by numbers 4 & 5. It is what gets me out of bed each day.

So here is the scoop...

When coming to the retreat:

Leave your crap at the door and enter with an open mind, it will be freeing!

Let others into your world by being friendly you just never know when you are about to meet a life long friend.

This is a quote that I like to live by: "Drinking makes you loud and foolish it is stupid to get drunk." I like to enjoy a glass of wine or two myself, but when you are in mixed company moderation is the key.

Treat others how you would like to be treated. It always comes back to you tenfold!

Remember we are all human and make mistakes.

I have never met a mind reader. If you would like to change the channel, use the computer etc...speak up and let the others know. If you are having issues with others or there are things going on that shouldn't be don't be afraid to call the number on the board or let whomever is working know. We can't fix anything after the weekend is over.

Basically just be nice.

I have met some people in my life that are just unable to live by these rules so I do know that they exist. If you can not follow any of these guidelines then maybe our retreat is not for you.

From this day on excessive drinking will not be allowed at the retreat. You will be asked to leave, and you will not be able to come back. You will also not be eligible for a refund.

From this day on rudeness will not be tolerated. We will give you a warning if we need to speak with you on the same matter again you will be asked to leave and you will not be able to come back. You will also not be eligible for a refund.

We have such a few people who fall into the category above, but we do not want to ruin the stays of the many, many of you who have been just a joy to have at the retreat.

Thank you to all of you who are such good guests we love when you come and return! You are why we do this day after day. To those of you who have encountered those few bad eggs, I am so sorry and by changing our policy I will try and weed out those bad eggs for you so you never have to encounter them again!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Velma aka Ella

Velma wearing her glasses because she can't see without them! Lauren and Ella are totally into Scooby Doo and have been for months. Lauren is Daphne and Ella is Velma! We have to ask Ella who she is so we know what to call her! You should see Ella's version of the Velma walk, she cracks me up!

Holiday Open House

We are working on final details for the Holiday Open House November 6-8 and November 13-15! Watch the website for details to be posted soon!

If you haven't seen the new Sizzix Impression machine stop in the store for a demo. It is super cute! We also have new embossing folders as well.

I've been busy ordering again! I ordered a ton of Whipper Snapper stamps and all the new and not so new Webster's Pages! I used to order Webster's Pages years back but it was a little before it's time in the scrapbooking industry. But now it fits in just perfect!

I got the call that the new t-shirts are ready to be picked up at Lee's Pro Shop! You're going to love these! I can't wait to go pick them up tomorrow.

I've been wearing the new Creative Escape t-shirts to work everyday. Last night Lauren asked why I keep wearing the same shirts. I explained that I was promoting the Creative Escape tour, blah, blah, blah...And she looks at me and says, you mean like a uniform? Exactly Lauren, exactly! Just another example of too much info for a 7 year old!