Tuesday, February 28, 2006

No time to blog

Wow, can it really be a month since I last posted? I really don't know how people manage to update theirs on a daily basis- I barely have time to get through all of my emails! Of course, If I didn't spend so much time lurking on the boards and reading other people's blogs(My favorite is: http://www.kellicrowe.typepad.com/), I would have more time to do it myself:)

I did get to wander around Borders Books for an hour or so yesterday. I needed time to let the Novacaine from the dentist wear off before I went back to work. Anyway, I went in for one book - Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Rosenthal, because the girls over at Big Picture Scrapbooking recommended it. An hour later I came out with 4 books and $70 less in my wallet - I really need to use the library more...

In addition to "Ordinary Life" I also came across the infamous "Bitch" book and had to grab it. I plan to tear it apart and use its pages in my Book of Me. The other books I picked up were, The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child and The Bipolar Child. I figure since my son is pretty stable right now (knock on wood), I could get some reasearch done and maybe be better prepared for the next "event". As a plus, my daughter is doing her Health class research paper on Bipolar Disorder, so she can use the books for reference. (Yes, honey, that bill was for school supplies for your daughter....)

We had our ATC group meeting last night. Some of the cards the ladies made were just fabulous - made mine look like crap compared to their's. Oh well, there's always next month.

We've had a ton of new papers arrive at the store in the last week. Yesterday was the new Scenic Route, which I love. We really have way too much inventory at the store but I can't seem to stop buying! We ran a paper sale over the weekend and on Saturday alone we sold 609 sheets of paper! It didn't even make a dent. The March EK stuff should arrive any day - who knows where that's gonna go. We packed up most of the beads to free up a display to put all of the Heidi Swapp stuff on; it looks good.

We managed to get all 275 class kits for the CK Convention packed up, now we have to ship them to Utah. We are doing a lot more with the convention this year and man, it's a lot of work! I sure hope it's worth it in the end. Only time will tell. So...who's going? I'm talking about the CK Convention in Manchester, NH May 18-20. Anyone?

Friday, January 20, 2006

New EK Stuff

OK I think I finally figured out how to add photos to this blog so here is a layout I created using some of the new EK Success products that we were given at EK Stravaganza. The epoxy title matched perfectly with the Baby Face line of papers.

Friday, January 06, 2006

I Feel Important

Today I was interviewed for a trade magazine, CraftTrends. They are doing an article in the February issue about stickers and how many independant stores are moving away from them. I know the author had interviewed other store owners so who knows how much of the article will include my thoughts but I think it's kinda cool. The guy writing the article was quite nice and we had a great time chatting.

Last year I had a bit part in an article about album merchandising that was in Scrapbook Retailer magazine but it was so small I almost missed it. I'm looking forward to seeing this one. It should be out around CHA (end of January).

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Learned something new

Today I learned something New. I was playing around with my HP Image zone and I was able to resize all of my pictures to custom size and print them on a sheet like a contact sheet/index print. Nothing exciting , right? Well, I have been trying to figure our a way to do it so all of the pictures will be 2" x 2" and I finally got it! OK, maybe it's not earth shattering to you but to me- It makes me happy. I plan to use it for a Year in review page a la Ali Edwards. I also liked Jennifer McGuires 2"x 4" version on Designing with 2006. But I think I like the square format better. I'll try both and see what happens.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Off to a good start

Well the first day of our sale went great; we were mobbed and sold tons of stuff! :) Of course, today is is snowing to beat heck with wind and rain and all sorts of nastiness so it will probably dead.

I finally did a scrapbook page last night using some of the old pictures of me & my brother with Santa. I'm not thrilled with it, but it will go in the album I'm doing for my brother. He turned forty this year and I was supposed to make a scrapbook for his birthday (in May) but since I wasn't going to see him I haven't been good about working on it. Now I'm in trouble. He's flying out from Colorado in 3 days and expects me to have it done!!! I better get busy!

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