Friday, July 27, 2007

Those Summer Nights.....

Yes, I am up at 2a.m. writing on my blog. I should be sleeping, but our air conditioning unit isn't working right so I have the windows open and the fans going. All in all, it is a fairly cool evening, so it isn't too bad...but those tree frogs! I think they're all laughing at me! Most nights they wouldn't even phase me...I actually like all of the noises of the countryside (Except when the cows get to doin' that weird mooin'...I'm not sure what that's all about, but they can sure sound creepy.) For some reason, they are getting to me tonight.

Just a quick update with what's going on at the store...we just received a shipment of really great rub-ons from American Crafts and to top it off, when you purchase $5.00 of American Craft products (rub-ons, slick writers, or gel pens) you get a cute sample packet and tool for free. This sample comes with a $.50 coupon for your next purchase of rub-ons from American Crafts.

Next week we are expecting shipments from Daisy D's and Bo Bunny Press. Our Daisy D's order will be bringing in some yummy, rich fall papers, and the Bo Bunny order will contain some new Christmas papers for use in this year's Christmas Mini album which has become a fast tradition. This is our 3rd year making them and Sherry's designs get more beautiful every time!

We are working on our new class schedule so be ready for a few changes. We will no longer be offering the same classes on Tuesday that we do on Friday because Tuesdays we will be offering an entirely different class. Don't worry though, if you want it all, but can't make it to all of the classes, we can provide you with a kit, color pictures, and instructions for you to complete the project at home. You can also come in any time that we aren't having class and we will help you put it together. We don't mind at all.

I just found out that Saturday, August 11th, there will be another "Circle the Square". These are so much fun. You really ought to come out and support this wonderful community activity. It will truly make you feel nostalgic and like your a part of the community. In honor of "Circle the Square" we are going to have a Crop from 1p.m. until 10p.m. (stay as long as you can, or stick it out until the end!) If you can't join us for the Crop, stop in, visit, and take advantage of the 15% storewide sale.

Tuesday, August 14th, at 1p.m. The Extention Homemaker's Happy Scrapper's club will have a guest speaker, David Bell. He will be teaching us how to take better pictures, so bring your cameras and join us. You don't have to be a member of the club, but we do welcome any new members. We meet every 3rd Tuesday at 1p.m. (August will be the 2nd Tuesday).

If you missed our 80's crop, you missed a good time. We've got to give it up to Joan for actually scrapping some 80's photos. While cropping, I got a little lost in thought about how wonderful it is to have a hobby...especially this one. Without it, I would have never met the wonderful women that I have met or made such wonderful friends so quickly. I feel so blessed whenever any of you come into the store. Not because you are bringing me business, but because you have brought me friendship. There is just something about Scrapbooking that brings an instant bond of sisterhood. (Or brotherhood...really guys, you can do this too!) I think that is one of the things that I love most about this hobby.

I have a challenge for you all this weekend. Find a little time, and make a layout about why you love to scrapbook. Make something that tells people why you go to all of the effort to put so much creativity and love into preserving your memories. I promise that this will be a good cure for burnout, and a good place to start if you haven't scrapped in awhile. Just to make the challenge a little more tempting, I will give you 15% off of your entire sale if you bring this page in to share with me! (You know you can't resist it!)

Just a couple more quick notes...we are accepting the coupon for 10% off of Daisy D's products that has been printed in Creating Keepsakes August , and Friday and Saturday, September 28th and 29th, we will be participating in the Scrappink program. More information is on it's way, but if you would like to know more now, go to There you will get all the information about the Scrappink Program and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Have a great weekend, and if you come in to see me Friday or Saturday, the secret word is "treefrog". That lovely word will get you a 15% discount. (Who's laughing now??)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Circle the Square

This weekend will be the first "Circle the Square" of the summer and I am really excited about it! Saturday, July 14th, the folks at Ozarts have completed the first phase of the restoration at the Grand View Hotel and will be having a ribbon cutting at 3p.m. and then offering tours of the first floor renovation. The rest of the evening will include live bands and dancing in front of the old court house and the downtown Merchants will be open until 10p.m. and offering great sales. Of course I will be open! I don't know if I'm nuts, but there is something really nostalgic about this event. Last year when we attended, I felt like I was living in some old movie, where the people of some small town all know each other and are so proud of the town that they live in. I remember sitting there, breathing in the warm summer air and thinking..."This is it! This is why we moved to a small town." I get downright giddy when I think about it sometimes, and this weekend is no exception. I am really excited about participating as a merchant this year, so of course the Trunk will be open until 10p.m. and we will be offering a 15% storewide discount, and don't forget that everything with a yellow or pink sticker is 50% off.

I love living in Berryville, and I really want to get to know more of you, so if you've got a minute to spare, stop by the store and let me share my special project with you. *Be prepared to have your picture taken!!

I really hope to see you this weekend. I promise, you will want to make "Circle the Square" a tradition!

Make some great Memories!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Checking In

Just wanted to check in with everybody. I hope that you are all having a great summer. I know that I am. Things are getting busier around the store all of the time. I have truly enjoyed meeting all of the new customers that have stopped into the store. What wonderful ladies you are!

I want to post some pictures soon, (hopefully tomorrow) of what has been going on around the store, and of course Our Customer of the Month.

Last blog, I mentioned a contest. I hope that you will all get excited about this. I mean really get those creative juices going. Here's the rules:

*Make an album or home decorating project out of a found object.

*The "Found Object" must come from one of the downtown merchants in Berryville.

*You must show your receipt from the merchant item was purchased from.

*The project must be altered using scrapbook supplies from our store. (You can use other products too, but papers from our store must be a part of the project.)

*The last day to enter is August 15th.

*The winners will be judged by a vote from the Downtown Merchants Association members.

*The 1st place winner will be awarded a $50.00 gift certificate from Mimi's Trunk. 2nd place will get a $25.00 gift certificate, and 3rd will get a $10.00 gift certificate.

I think that this will be a lot of fun. I can't wait to see what you creative ladies come up with!

Friday's Class is
"The Book of ME"
This is really a cute little paper bag book that is all about you! Face it, we just don't scrap about ourselves often enough. It's a difficult thing to do, but this little book will make it fun and easy. Plus, it features the new Pashmina product line from Rusty Pickle. If you've never seen Rusty Pickle paper before, you are going to love it! I know we do!
The class is only $15.00. Sign up by Thursday to reserve your kit!
Saturday, July 14th we have a crop from 10a.m. until 6p.m.
Saturday, July 21st we will be having our 1st annual 80's crop in honor of my 20th class reunion.
Come dressed in your totally awesome 80's clothes and scrap some 80's pictures and you could win a prize or two! The fun starts at 1p.m. and goes until we're tired. Cost is $10.00, but of course that is going to go towards feeding you a great dinner! Hope to see you there! Like, totally, for sure!
Well, I hope to see you all soon! Thanks again for all of your support!