Sunday, December 28, 2008

It's Girl!

Congratulations are in order for our Saturday girl, Michelle. She and her husband Eric and their son Cole welcomed a new baby girl into their family on Dec. 26th!

Ava Marie was 7 lbs 11 oz and we are told has a head full of hair! Both mom and baby are doing well and expected to come home today. Our best wishes to the whole family!

Sunday, December 21, 2008


The snow has really showed us down this weekend. Yes, it looks pretty; but being the last weekend before Christmas it has really taken its toll on our sales. We only have 3 more shopping days until Christmas (we are closed Christmas Eve)- so I hope you all have a chance to get in at the beginning of the week. Lots of men have been in for gift certificates but only a few have come in to fill Wish Lists; today would be a good time to remind them!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Holiday fun

The ladies in our ATC Group had a great time making these adorable snow people. These imaginative beings are recycled bottles!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

As seen on TV

I was flipping through the channels on TV this morning while drinking my morning cup of tea and came across an infomercial for a product I recognized; the Top Score & Enveloper tools from Crafter's Companion. We have been carrying this product for months and I have been meaning to set up a demo day for it, but as usual I haven't had time. Anyway, it is a very cool tool and would make a great gift. Save yourself the shipping and handling and get it at The Inspiration Station.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

More cats?

I have had a number of people asking about the kitties that I took in a few months ago, so I thought I would follow up.
Sasha & Tut are doing great. Tut is a big love- and when I say big, I mean it. He is at least twice the size of Sasha. He loves to be snuggled and tries to come in the house whenever he can. Sasha is so stinkin' cute but only allows me to hold her for a minute at most. She is an aerialist and loves to climb and jump. She is still quite tiny, especially in contrast to Tut.


Here's the problem... apparently - Tut has spread the word among the feral cat community that I can be trusted and have invited several friends over to dinner! A few days ago I found Sasha & Tut hanging out with another kitty on the porch. The new kitty (I'm calling #3) looked a lot like Sasha but has a white chest and white feet. It appears to be the same age. I'm thinking it may be a sibling.

Last night when I went out to feed them, I met #4.
We have an enclosed greenhouse like room over our in ground pool and that is the new home to Sasha & Tut. It is cold, but out of the wind, rain and snow- so I made a nice warm bed for them and I can go out and feed them without having to go outside. There is a loose panel in one wall that allows the cats to come in and go out whenever they want. So when I went to feed them (in the dark) they were swirling around my legs and I heard another cat crying from the other end of the room. I turned on some lights and saw a different cat in the room. It was crying and obviously hungry and I am a sucker and couldn't shoo it away. It immediately came to the bowls and started eating. Sasha & Tut did not seem to mind. In fact, Tut walked away from the food and wanted me to pick him up.

This morning when I went to feed them, Sasha & Tut were curled up (yin - yan style) on the bed I made and #4 was not around. Of course, as soon as I poured the food in the dish, #4 popped in through the wall and came running. Again, Tut walked away to let it eat. I went in and got my camera to grab these shots.

So there are at least 2 more ferals in the yard, my husband says he's seen three- so it looks like I'll need too call Our Companions once again. I don't know whether these 2 are male or female and if I don't trap them I could be over run with kittens by spring...

Monday, December 08, 2008

2009 Bus Tour

Plans are underway for the 2009 Scrapbook Store Bus Tour. We had to make some changes to our initial plan due to scheduling conflicts, so as it stands right now the bus tour will be Sunday, March 15th. Mark your calendars! We will only have one tour in 2009 so you don't want to miss out. Details about registration and itinerary will be available sometime in January, but I wanted to give you a heads up so you can plan your schedules.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Tim's Tags

Donna and I spent some time playing on Wednesday trying to keep up with Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas. Here's what I've done so far.

I hope you have a chance to play along as well!

Store Calendar

Class sample slideshow