Sunday, August 28, 2011

Remodelling- day one

The plan was simple enough. Close the store from Sunday to Wednesday to re-arrange all of the fuxtures. We would have all the men come on Sunday to do the heavy lifting and finish everything else over the next three days.

Unfortunatley, Irene had other plans. Hurricane Irene, that is. forecasters predicted a direct hit on us for Sunday so plans had to change. Saturday night would be the time to start. We began moving things into the classroom and emptying fixtures during the afternoon hours and by the time the store closed at five O'clock the guys were taking things apart.

By the time we left later that night the major pieces were in place but every thing else was shoved to the center of the store creating a chaotic mess. We will be back first thing Monday morning- if we have power to start re-building the store. Hopefully I will get a few pictures up to show you then.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Memory Box Classes

It was a dreary, rainy day outside but inside we were enjoying the talents of Dave Brethauer from Memory Box Stamps.

Dave came all the way from Seattle (I think the rain followed him) and brought loads of fun stamps & dies and showed a very full classroom of ladies how to use colored pencils and watercolors. There was no room in the class for me, but I enjoyed listening to his soothing voice and fun stories from the road while working behind the counter. He was sweet, gracious and very well organized even after being on the road with two teenagers and two dogs for the past eight weeks! As I told him, I would not have lasted eight hours on the road with my crew!

I look forward to having him visit again, perhaps next summer.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Fall Classes

Just a quick post to show off some class samples:

Christmas cards: Aug 25thCard Club August 23rdAugust Layout Club - Aug. 17th
Christmas Configurations- October

Dog Days of Summer

It's been a hot one this year and August is traditionally known as the "Dog Days of Summer"; so we'd like to play with that idea.

Go to our Facebook Page and post your favorite photo of your canine companion. Make it cute, funny, charming - whatever- just get it up there. Then share the link with your family and friends and ask them to "like" it. The photo with the most "likes" will be our winner and the person who posted it will win a great prize basket from the Inspiration Station!

Details: Post your photo on OUR Facebook page by August 20th- voting will begin from the time you post and be open until August 27th. The photo with the most "Likes" at 9:00pm on August 27th will be the winner. If there is a tie- we will post the pics with the most votes and have a tie breaker round on Saturday, August 28th for 12 hours.

Only "likes" that appear on OUR page will be counted.

The winner will be announced on Sunday, August 28th at 9:00pm. Prize basket will be available for pick up when we re-open on Thursday, Sept 1st following our remodel.

Good Luck!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Rolling along

We are inching closer to our planned renovation of the store and many of my CHA purchases are starting to arrive. It really has us itching to start moving things NOW! So forgive us if we are rearranging things on any given day, we are just so impatient.

Store Calendar

Class sample slideshow