Thursday, August 31, 2006

September Classes

Okay....I finally got a moment to post the samples for September's classes. I hope I can get these pictures to go in order!

Remember, if you would like to sign up for a class, you can call the store, come on in, or e-mail at If you e-mail, remember to tell me the size of pages you do (81/2 x11 or 12 x12) and give me your phone number.

Please bring the following to class:
Glue/adhesive of choice
Paper trimmer
Black Pen

Tuesday, September 12th from 12 noon until 2p.m. and again from 6p.m. -8p.m.
and on Saturday, September 16th from 10a.m. until 12 noon will be our
"Back to School" pages. For $10.00 you will create these three pages.

Ugghhh...of course it didn't work. Well, the two pages above, and this one here (A+ Kid) are included in the class.

Tuesday, September 19th from 12 noon until 2p.m. and again 6p.m until 8p.m. will be our "Personalized Journal" class. The cost of this class is $6.00 and the great part is that you get to choose the paper you want to decorate your journal with! These journals are really fun, whether you are actually keeping a journal, or using it for your to-do lists. They also make great gifts!

Well, that's it for now. I've got to get ready for the Extension Homemakers Scrapbook Club to come over. We'll be finishing up our projects to sell at the County Fair.

Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, August 26, 2006


Okay....I know you all think I have been teasing, and that this whole store thing wasn't going to happen...but it is! Yep. Starting Tuesday, September 12th, the store will be open from 10a.m. until 6p.m. Saturday's are by appointment. Of course, if you give me a call on Monday or Saturday, and I'm here, I'll be happy to open up for you.

I really wish the whole "portable" store had worked, but this is a good set-up here at the store, and I think you are really going to like it. Isn't it nice to see all the paper laid out on the shelves like this? These were designed by my hubby and built by my hubby, my dad, and my mom. Mom, Rachel, and I painted them, and then I got the privelage of putting out all of the lovely papers. Some of our printed papers are still in the upright files, and all of our cardstock is, but we have plans for those too.

Did anyone read the weekend edition of the Carroll County News? My friend Mandy and I are on the front page. How cool is that?! (Well, except for my pic...). Anyway, they did a great article about the Extension Homemakers Scrapbook Club of which Mandy and I are Co-chairpersons. We are earning money for a great service project by selling hand-crafted cards and recipe boxes at the Carroll County Fair to be held Sept. 4th - the 9th. We'll be selling them from the Mimi's Trunk booth.

Speaking of having a booth at the fair...Sherry and I will be selling some really cute journals and possibly some other things at the booth along with showing what the classes will be for the next 4 months. We've got some neat ones planned, including Christmas in October....most of the month of October, we will be doing Christmas Cards and great Christmas gifts. Oh, and the coolest Christmas/holiday planner. I'm going to list the classes tomorrow, and I will be posting the pictures of the projects as soon as I get them done...I promise! Don't forget that you can sign up for classes by posting a comment on this blog, or by e-mailing me at

Okay, there's supposed to be a picture of my new favorite tool on here, but I don't know where it went. Anyway, we've got in the Cropodile! It is just the neatest way to punch holes and set eyelets and snaps in just about anything...I mean chipboard, metal, cd' name it. One of the best qualities about this tool is that all of the parts are attached. No more searching for attachments! The only bad part is that you can't punch everywhere with it. It has about the same reach as a traditional hole punch. This tool is really easy though...even if you have arthritis. It is that easy to punch.

Hope to see you at the store!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Time for a Detour

In an effort to make it easier for our customers to find us, I've created a new blog. Yes, I know it has the same name. (I can't seem to think of anything clever for my personal blog.) I just thought it would be easier to find me if Mimi's Trunk was part of the address.

Things are getting all spruced up at Mimi's Trunk. Sherry has been hard at work hanging mouldings and we are getting ready to move onto some rolling paper/supply racks. Our paper shelves are up and stocked, and we've got more paper on order, along with eyelets, brads, and the ever popular Cropodile from We R Memory Keepers....I am sooo excited to get this in. According to everyone it punches through just about anything "just like butta"! Oh, and I forgot to mention...we've go Deluxe Designs Plain Jane chipboard shapes. Gotta love 'em. They are so much fun to work with.

I'd like to post some pics of how the store is progressing...hopefully tomorrow. I'm wiped out today, and have a ton of work to do tomorrow. Until then.........