Sunday, September 28, 2008

Operation Successful!

I just wanted to let you know that I was able to trap both feral kittens on Thursday and took them to the vet on Friday. They both did well, although the female took a while to come completely out of the anesthesia, and I released them this morning. I was pleased that they did not run off although they did hide out for a bit. After a few hours I went out looking for them and they came out when I called them and followed me back to their "home" under the porch where they could be fed.

I want the thank Our Companions for helping me with these kitties and for the great services they provide. For more information about the Sterile Feral Program or any of the other services they offer please visit their website.

I hope to have more photos up soon.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Some new cards for your "Inspiration"

I Love this Cuttlebug Snowflake Dots folder and check out the cool snowflake border punch along the bottom!

More coming when I finish playing...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

We survived

The Tag Sale was amazing. We were swamped for the first couple of hours- lots of people walked away with tremendous deals. The people who brought their stuff in to sell earned a ton of store credit that they can use for brand new goodies.
This was our last Tag Sale for this year. Watch our newsletter for a date in the spring. One the weather warms up enough for us to set up the tents again we will plan another.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Good Golly that's a lot of stuff!

Ok for the past 2 day people have been dropping off their stuff for the Tag Sale tomorrow (Sunday 9/21). I cannot believe how much BRAND NEW stuff people are bringing in that they have never opened!!! C'mon people you have got to use the stuff you buy - otherwise you are not scrapbooking or stamping - you are collecting!

The sheer volume of paper is mind-boggling. Many package appear to be from conventions and places like QVC where you get 1 or 2 sheets of every paper in the line. I wanted to cry when I saw so many Basic Grey collections for only $5. I would buy them all myself except I already have them! And yes, I HAVE opened them and used some. Life is too short to save all the paper- use it - enjoy it. (Then you can buy more!)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

It must be Thursday

'cause we got slammed with boxes of product today!

The new Fall $1 clear stamps from Studio G arrived (series 20); some stinkin' cute designs in there.

A huge box of new Fiskars products including Holiday Squeeze Punches.

Some new stickers and things from EK Success.

A restock order of the things we completely sold out of last weekend when we were demoing for the Autumn Passport- The Stamp Press, Non-stick Craft Mat, Perfect Pearls, and Versamark. We alos have been getting small batches of Cuttlebug folders in almost daily.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Our Companions Sterile Feral Program

For those of you who have been following my “Kitty” capers, I’d like to update you on Sasha and Tut. Unfortunately, I think I found them a little too late to be able to tame them. They come running each time I go out to feed them but they are still so jumpy. Every little noise or movement sends them scurrying. They love to pose for the camera though and after their bellies are full they like to relax and play close by. They are growing quite fast now that they are getting regular meals.

I called my vet to see about what programs they have for feral cats and they put me in touch with an organization called Our Companions. One of the many services they have to offer is called the Sterile Feral Program where they teach people how to trap feral cats and then provide a vet check up, vaccinations, treat for parasites and spay or neuter them. Then the cats are released back where they came from. All of this is coordinated by volunteers and the vet services are at a reduced fee. They have been very helpful and I will be meeting with someone from the organization very soon and hopefully Tut and Sasha will be able to get to the vet in the next week or two.

I know that many of you are animal lovers and so I wanted to tell you a little about this organization that has a plan to build an animal sanctuary in Ashford for companion animals. They have a 43 acre site that they are working on and plan to build a unique facility to rescue and rehabilitate. I have provided a link here for you to learn more about it.

Monday, September 08, 2008

September card club

I just wanted to share a couple of the cards that Donna is doing in this months card club classes:

Saturday, September 06, 2008


I just realized that I never posted the name of the winner of our $75 prize from the Passport to Summer. Our winner was Pamela Archangeli! Congratulations, Pam.

By popular demand-
I have added another date for the "Crafting with Cricut" Class. The new date is Wednesday, October 29th at 6pm. Class fee is $20. We already have some spots filled so if you want to get in to this one please call ASAP.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

more updates

It never fails.
As soon as I hit send on the email, I have more information to share.
I hate that!

Anyway, a couple of more updates:

Sunday's Cricut class is completely SOLD OUT. If you are interested in taking this class on a Sunday, please email me and I will see if I can schedule a date.

The Cricut class for the 24th had only 1 spot left this morning. Again, if you areinterested in taking this class on a weeknight, please email me and I will see if I can schedule a date.

The September Store Page Kits are ready and in the store. They are first come, first served so get yours soon.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Autumn Passport Program (formerly the Shop Hop)

Interested in the Shop Hop, but just can't make it on the 13th?
Well, read on ...
When you sign up for the Autumn Passport event,
you'll have one month to visit all five stores.

Here are the highlights:

Receive 20% off at each store. Visit all five stores and you'll be entered into a drawing to win a Cricut Expressions (retail value $499). Plus, each store will be raffling a prize package filled with $75 in scrapbooking supplies.

Your $25 registration gets you coupons, your passport and tag album. Register anytime!

Take your passport, coupons and album to the participating stores anytime between Saturday, September 13th and Monday, October 13th.

Each store will stamp your passport and at the last store you visit leave your completed passport for entry into the drawing for a Cricut Expression.

A Time for Memories - North Grafton, MA
Inspiration Station - Stafford Springs, CT
Life's Memories & More - Palmer, MA
Sturbridge Scrapping Corner - Sturbridge, MA
Times To Treasure - West Boylston, MA

At each store, receive 20% off your purchase with your coupon.

Receive a raffle ticket for every $10 purchased. Each store will be raffling a prize package filled with $75 in scrapbooking supplies.

Learn two techniques at each location! Each store will have make-and-takes throughout the month.

If you have previously registered for the Shop Hop, you are welcome to visit all five stores on Saturday, September 13th or spread your shopping out over the next four weeks.

Stop in the store and pick up your passport, coupons and tag book anytime.

Is it too early to decorate

for Halloween?

Donna says it's never too early for Halloween and we just got the greatest cling vinyl black silhouettes from Martha Stewart for the windows.... I really want to put them up! They are so cool I had to buy extra because I knew people would want them for their homes. Oh, and her Halloween punches are great too; there has been a lot of buzz on the internet about the "Drippy Goo" border punch. Get in early to get it beacuse it won't last!

Store Calendar

Class sample slideshow