Wednesday, April 30, 2008

ZACHEUS' PRECIOUS TREASURES DAILY REPORT

Today Zacheus (my 9 year old son) was at the store again as he was still wheezing quite a bit and not feeling well. He played on the computer quite a bit at the digital workstation. He said he made me a sign for the crop room and brought it to me. You HAVE to see this. It is the cutest thing! I thought it was so funny as some days I do feel like I live at the store. :) I am not complaining though as I love my job and all of the wonderful people I get to meet every day.


GRETNA SCHOOL CARNIVAL HERE FRIDAY EVENING

The Gretna School Crnival will be here in the bay next to our store Friday evening. Come out and join in on the fun!

THANK YOU TO KAREN SMITH FROM CLOSE TO MY HEART

A BIG thank to Karen Smith from Close to my Heart who donated stamp sets for door prizes on Saturday and also rub ons for the goody bags. Close to my Heart has wonderful clear acrylic stamps. Karen has a Scrapbook club if you are interested in joining email her at love2scrapnstamp@cox.net

Below is a picture of Karens grand-daughter Lexie who loves to come in and play with the puppies. Isn't she the sweetest little angel?



MORE NEW ITEMS IN TODAY! scrapping sports papers

BRAND NEW LINE, JUST RELEASED

  • trampoline
  • homecoming
  • prom
  • trap shooting
  • boating
  • recital
  • wrestling
  • ski slope

REORDERS

  • wrestling 3 styles
  • volleyball
  • beach sand

RUB ONS

  • jazz dance
  • red cheerleading
  • gold dance
  • soccer red and also black

MORE NEW ITEMS IN TODAY teresa collins

I love the Teresa Collins line. Click here to see a video on how to make a quick tag book using one of her papers with the dream kitz machine. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aieUSqqTXKI

We got in all of her journalling papers and the parenthesis papers and the calendar . Have more items on order (backordered)

NEED MOVING BOXES?

I am still unloading freight. I have a bunch of moving boxes again if anyone needs them, come and get them. We will be working late tonight. 763-9675

MORE NEW ITEMS IN TODAY design originals books

  • Iris Folding
  • Altered trading cards for scrapbooks
  • Altered Trading Card Techniques
  • Clear albums
  • Clear Cards
  • Digi Scrappin 1,2,3 (reorders)

MORE NEW ITEMS IN TODAY tim holtz / ranger

  • Tim Holtz papers: train caboose, stamps, old cars and the movies papers
  • shrink plastic in white
  • shrink plastic in clear
  • paint dabber (reorders)
  • embossing powders (reorders)
  • distress pads

MORE NEW ITEMS IN TODAY zutter bind it all

  • bind it all by zutter (special order plus 4 extras)
  • Dream Kutter (special orders plus 2 extras)
  • wires, all colors
  • zutter bind it all idea books 4

MORE NEW ITEMS IN TODAY heidi swapp

HEIDI SWAPP CLEAR ACRYLIC STAMPS

  • chandalier
  • crowns
  • heart
  • thanks
  • thank you corners
  • all 12 months
  • happy birthday
  • family
  • journalling boxes
  • damask
  • family
  • remember

JEWELS

  • jewel borders
  • crowns

JOURNALLING ARROWS

  • orange arrows

JUMBO BRAD

  • black
  • green'
  • brown
  • orange

MULTI PACK BRADS

  • red/light blue/dark blue
  • khaki/orange/brown
  • brown/pink/beige

CHIPBOARD LETTERS

  • pink

MORE NEW ITEMS TODAY bo bunny

  • PINK cutting mats
  • extreme teen clear acrylic stamps
  • chalk eraser
  • BABY chipboard books
  • FAMILY chipboard books
  • TRAVEL cipboard books
  • barb wire paper
  • flex rulers
  • chalking tools
  • She's Smitten pink tote bags (limited edition bo bunny)

CARD STOCK STICKERS

  • prom
  • wedding
  • teen diva
  • posh pet
  • grandparents

NEW ITEMS IN TODAY paper house die cuts

Paper House die cuts are the ones that look like photographs.

  • Vegas license plate
  • pb & jelly sandwich
  • yellow floral tea cup
  • foral tea pot
  • cheeseburger, fries
  • hot dog
  • pizza slice
  • cookies on a baking sheet
  • hot fudge sundae
  • ice cream cone
  • movie popcorn
  • Oz- Dorothy
  • Oz- wicked witch
  • I love Lucy- candy factory
  • I love Lucy- California Here we come
  • I love Lucy- vitameatavegimin
  • elvis solid gold
  • elvis rock and roll
  • Jackson Dinky with flames (guitar)
  • Martin guitar
  • Firemans hat
  • rooster
  • cow
  • pig

COUPON ON ALL DIGITAL SOFTWARE ENDS TOMORROW

COUPONS ON WWW.PTDIVA.COM
You do not need to completely do digital to use the digital software. Sometimes I will just print the papers for accents, create mats with the look of brads for my pictures, do journalling boxes and more. You can take letters and with "control G" and paint bucket change the letters to any pattern paper on your computer.



NEW ITEMS TODAY plastic sleeves

We got in all those plastic sleeves today. They are the hard plastic that make great key chains, memory books, books for toddlers, wallet photo exchange books and more. We ordered them by the case this time and got better pricing and passing the savings on to our awesome customers!



These make great gifts!

GRETNA, BENNINGTON, PAPILLION AND BELLEVUE

Lb1166 is already on the ballot which they want to allow cities (Omaha) to be able to cross county ines to annex a city. Gretna, Bennington, Papillion and Bellevue are the ones that were on Faheys list. They have been hush, hush about lb1166 for a reason.

We want to pass a law that allows any city to vote before they can be annexed. Nebraska is the ONLY state without this law and the reason Millard and Elkhorn were taken over and denied their constitutional right to vote.

We have the petitions at Precious Treasures Scrapbook Store at the Nebraska Crossing Mall in Gretna, just minutes from Omaha. We urge anyone who is a registered voter in Nebraska to come sign the petitions. If you would like to help us an volunteer we need all the help we can get.
Go to our web site www.freenebraska.net for more information.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

MORE NEW ITEMS TODAY FROM FLAIR DESIGNS

THESE ARE ALL NEW VELLUM QUOTE BOOKS WE GOT IN TODAY:

  • over the hill
  • sports
  • baby
  • boy
  • girl
  • lifes lessons
  • mother
  • father
  • grandparents
  • scripture
  • friendship
  • christmas
  • summertime

BRAND NEW LINE JUST RELEASED LAST WEEEK OF RECIPE PAPERS AND EMBELLISHMENTS (we got the whole line. Other papers for recipe/cooking books were moved to the drawers) Things like spices, pizza, pastas, baking and much more.

OTHER PAPERS

  • swimsuits
  • swim trunks
  • pink hawaiin paper
  • crab/boardwals paper
  • black and white love
  • wedding script paper
  • white rose petals
  • 2 different ones that look like fabric and both stripes. Great for cards
  • Islands (cruise paper)

BRAND NEW JUST RELEASED GUARDIAN ANGEL LINE

  • beautiful angel paper
  • angel cardstock stickers

NEW ITEMS IN TODAY basic grey special order

  • bracket chipboard album (special order plus ordered extras)
  • Color me Silly collection packs. (these are now retired, this is the one with the frogs) I think this is one of their cutest lines, great for boys.
  • bowling billabong
  • gold stars SWELL
  • yellow texture CREATE
  • orange texture PLAY
  • purple texture IMAGINE

NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY SHIRTS ARE IN


If you pre-ordered your shirt, they are in. I ordered an extra 50 in assorted sizes while they last. If you wear it Saturday May 3 you get 10% off your total purchase.* On Saturday Wear last years P.T.'s 2007 National Scrapbook Days shirt and get 25% off your total purchase.* I will add a photot here in a bit. I just wanted to get this posted if you were running errands today and wanted to get yours picked up.

BACK OF SHIRTFRONT OF SHIRT

*normal exclusions apply

CRICUT UPDATE AND A BONUS!

Home Accents cartridges will ship today. Also the Home Accents cartridges were a better price and we are passing that on to you so everyone who ordered and paid the $59.99 will be getting a $25.00 gift certificate also!

NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK EVENT UPDATE

As always there is tons of food! Of course we will have the special crop dip for you! Jackie is bringing the famous lasagna and Amy will make her enchilada's and Margarita's! There will also be all the chocolate you can stand!

Friday: Mexican Night
Saturday: Italian Night
Sunday: All American

Monday, April 28, 2008

DON't FORGET TO POST TO ENTER THE DRAWING FOR THE ACRYLIC ALBUM KIT

Comment here http://ptdiva.blogspot.com/2008/04/contest-respond-by-commenting-on-this.html to be entered into the drawing. Drawing is for the Clear acrylic cupcake album kit. Value $40.00! If you are not local we will ship it to you in the USA.

Also the easter page layout contest ends at the end of April. If you have not emailed your layout yet, there is still time. Email a picture of it to ptdiva@ptdiva.com

LONGABERGER, PAMPERED CHEF, CLOSE TO MY HEART, STAMPIN' UP, CREATIVE MEMORIES, UPPERCASE LIVING, TUPPERWARE

If you want to donate to the goody bags or for door prizes please drop off the items by Thursday at noon. You can advertise for the weekend by putting your fliers, cards etc in the goody bags and we will also stuff them in peoples bags that check out through the weekend. It is a great way to get your name out there.

NEW ITEMS IN TODAY papers

  • glitter fall with birds
  • happy anniversary
  • baby food jars
  • pink ribbon'
  • yellow ribbon
  • re/white/blue ribbon
  • wrestling (new)
  • CUPCAKES!
  • first communion

LETS GET THIS PARTY STARTED

All this week for every $10.00 purchase you will get an entry into the drawing for Saturday. We will giving prizes away every hour all day on Saturday. You do not need to be present to win.

CLEANING DAY AT THE STORE

I have a ton of imprinting to do and want to clean the store really good before our BIG National Scrapbook Day event!!! Just 4 more days! The hotel in the parking lot opened up more rooms so we are getting more people registering. We still have more spots and if needed can put more people in the new atrium at the mall (It is beautiful) Call the store to sign up 402-763-9675.

3 days of cropping, goody bags you will not believe, shirts for NSD, meals, snacks, all the chocolate you can stand, and LOTS of fun!!! You will also go home with pictures from the weekend. We KNOW how to party at Precious Treasures! Also wear your shirt from last years Precious Treasures NSD party and get 25% off your total purchase Saturday!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

P.T. SCRAPBOOK DIVA'S ROAD TRIP JUNE 6-8

Time for another Precious Treasures Scrapbooking Road Trip. June 6-8th. Trip to Fremont at Camp Calvin Crest for a scrapbooking weekend! Registration forms are at the store. Price includes cropping, meals and lodging. These are the rooms the staff stays in so they are nice and you have your won bathroom in your room. Very good lighting for scrapbooking. More details at the store and a class list also. There will be massages and also a crop swap. We can all car pool there. Sign up soon as space is limited.

Crop Friday at 4 until Sunday at 5

$99.00 for three in a room
$109.00 for 2 in a room
$119.00 for your own room

NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY SHIRTS AND BONUS

The National Scrapbook Day Shirts will be in Wednesday if you want to pick yours up to wear for the NSD weekend. If you are not local and pre-ordered a shirt and we are mailing you yours they will go out on Wednesday also. We will put a photo of them as soon as they are here.

If you did not pre-order one I ordered 50 extra ones in mixed sizes. There will not be more printed of this design as our NSD shirts change every year.

BONUS! Wear your Precious Treasures NSD shirt from last years NSD event and get 20% off your total purchase on Saturday May 3rd! *

*The normal exclusions apply and you must be registered on www.ptdiva.com You have to replay to the email sent back for your registration to activate.

BOO-YAH! THE CRICUT CARTRIDGES FROM CHA ARE IN!

These are all the new ones from CHA that we pre-sold at a 40% discount. The Home Accent Essentials are still coming.

  • pooh and friends
  • pooh font
  • stone script
  • indie art
  • baseball
  • soccer
  • wedding
  • street signs

Saturday, April 26, 2008

SUNDAY OPEN 1-6 BUT YOU CAN CROP UNTIL 9

I will be working late tomorrow getting things ready for our AWESOM National Scrapbook Day event. If anyone wants longer to crop on Sunday you can crop until at least 9.

CHECK YOUR E-MAIL

There is a 40% off coupon for this weekend in theemail newsletter sent out this week. If you are not registered, register at www.ptdiva.com and you have to reply to the email it automatically sends back for it to activate. We send out crop information and also a weekly bonus in the newsletter.

DIVA'S LOVE SATURDAYS AT PRECIOUS TREASURES SCRAPBOOK STORE!

We are having such a FUN day at the store. You should stop by as we are open late tonight and have cropping until midnight. Saturday are "Diva Days" at the store. Ruth and Liz love dressing up for Saturdays. We also play FUN music and today we got a new mix with songs like "Super Freak", "Funky Town", "Brick House", "Car Wash" etc and the customers have been dancing and singing around the store since we opened the doors this morning. I LOVE music and LOVE to see people enjoying it!

MAKE YOUR OWN RUB-ONS AND OVERLAYS

We carry papers to make your own overlays and also ones to make your own rub-ons. Since we have extra help on weekends it gave me some time to play. I am hooked! They work wonderful! You could even print your photographs on them.




JENNI BOWLIN BINGO CARD IDEA

We also carry vintage bingo card, wooden markers and bingo callers This is a picture of my "little" boy who is 6 foot 4 and wears a size 16 shoes. This layout is a mixture of digital and regular scrapbooking.




Friday, April 25, 2008

LAST Wii DRAWING WILL BE FRIDAY

Don'r forget to sign up for the Wii drawing for April. This will be the last one given away. For March the winner was Sue Schraeder of Beatrice! Also do not forget to check your email for an awesome coupon only good Saturday and Sunday. There are also some bonus coupons on the web site www.ptdiva.com

OPEN CROPPING TONIGHT AND TOMORROW UNTIL MIDNIGHT

Great weather to stay inside and get caught up on your scrapbooks! Pre-registration is not required. Bargain at only $1 per hour! All crop funds go right back into buying more tools for you to use while cropping at Precious Treasures. We are in the Omaha Nebraska area. Come check us out! :)

CRICUT UPDATE

The only thing that did not ship was the Home Accent Essential cartridges. They never called back either. I did get a hold of someone today and threw a royal fit! hee hee This has just been crazy. Needless to say they said they told me they are not getting them in until June. I was not happy so now they are searching the warehouse etc and she thinks she will be able to find the 16 we had ordered. I told her to call back when they were on the way and if I had not heard back I will call her back Monday. I am working hard trying to get these in for you. Keep checking back for updates.

FEMININE GRADUATION PAGE IDEA


PURCHASE YOUR HEARTLAND SHOP HOP PASSPORTS

We had our first conference call today for the Heartland Shop Hop. I am so excited about it! The 2008 Heartland Hop will be July 25 - August 3, 2008 . If you did not participate last year you do not want to miss it. It is so much fun. You come to Precious Treasures and you buy your passport for $5.00 and during the dates of the hop you take it to each store on the list and you do a make and take, and get 15% off your purchases. You can also buy a tote bag and you get an extra 5% off for carrying it to each store. After you get your card stamped at each store then bring it back to Precious Treasures and we will have a drawing for a $50.00 gift certificate and the rest get mailed in for the grand prize drawings. BIG companies donate AWESOME prizes so you do not want to miss it.


If you want to be sure to get your passport as they are limited you can pre-buy them at Precious Treasures for only $5.00. We will mail them to you when they come in. If you want to pre-purchase a bag also they are $15.00. The stores ran out fast last year. If we pre-sell them we would be able to order more. If you pre purchase at Precious Treasures we will also give you a 25% off coupon at Precious Treasures as we appreciate your business! :o)

WEATHER

I have loved the rain so far as everything is getting so nice and green and the flowers are starting to come up. BUT.....tonight is the twins school carnival and they were so bummed this morning that it was raining. It rained one other year and they had everything in the school but it was so crowded and hot! Pray the rain stops today for the kids.


MORE NEW ITEMS IN TODAY

  • graduation vellum
  • water vellum
  • sunshine vellum
  • my artwork vellum
  • daisy vellum
  • graduation multi color vellum
  • sheet music vellum (great for altered projects)
  • grandpa vellum
  • grandma vellum
  • cousin vellum
  • brother vellum
  • sister vellum
  • grandchildren vellum
  • baseball vellum
  • soccer vellum
  • RUN vellum
  • 2 new red hat ladies papers
  • big cruise ship right and left
  • tubing
  • hats and mittens
  • easter eggs
  • primary stars
  • confetti
  • water with sea gulls (BEAUTiFUL! looks like a painting)
  • jet ski

NEW ITEMS TODAY wallets / purses / tote

  • Oatmeal and black Vituri handbags and wallets. (These are the best colors I think they have done. They are very classy and are a light oatmeal color with black trim but the inside is a red and pink print fabric)
  • Heidi Swapp Playing Cards
  • Items for the goody bags for NSDweekend came in. You are going to love them!
  • The CUTEST rolling bag I have ever seen! It is a Heidi Swapp AMM rolling bag in paink and black. I already called and ordered a bunch more.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

DONT FORGET TO COMMENT TO ENTER THE DRAWING

Comment here http://ptdiva.blogspot.com/2008/04/contest-respond-by-commenting-on-this.html to be entered into the drawing.

Also the easter page layout contest ends at the end of April. If you have not emailed your layout yet, there is still time. Email a picture of it to ptdiva@ptdiva.com

IDEA: PHOTO BOOKS 4 x 6 and wallet HEAVY plastic sleeves found

I bought some very heavy duty sleeves that you slide the pictures into when we were at an antique store in Kansas City. I bought a bunch from them as I have never seen ones that heavy before. They make great key chains. wallet photo books and the bigger ones make excellent books for teething toddlers. They also make an 8x10 size which I did not get. We have sold almost all I bought in KC so my hunt has been getting more urgent as people are using the small ones for teacher, Sunday school, babysitter and graduation gifts.

See photo below for one of the ideas for them. You unhook the book ring at the top to slide in photos.

I have been hunting since February for a place I could get them and FINALLY found a distributor. They should be here by the end of next week. I am ordering tomorrow the wallet and 4x6 size. If you can think of a use for the 8x10 size let me know before I order as the minimum is high and since they really do not have anything else scrapbooking I will not be ordering very often from them.




AMERICAN IDOL! and The Gong Show

One of our customers "Jean" was in from the time we opened until about 9 last night. What a trooper! She is working on graduation books. I finally got to go back went back and scrapbooked with her about 6:30 and got quite a bit done on Paul's graduation album. If you are working on albums or projects, feel free to use the work room any time there is nothing else on the www.ptdiva.com calendar.

Of course I watched American Idol last night. I thought for sure Brooke would be the one who got kicked off. What a surprise! I was just shocked! I have been rooting for David Cook since the first show of the season. Not that cute of a guy but boy he has a voice. I loved when he remade the "Hello" song by Lionel Richie. He also remade a Beatles song too. Check them out on www.youtube.com I am not much of a TV watcher but love American Idol. I watched Star Search, America's Got Tallent and the Gong Show too! hee hee ( I think I am showing my age with "The Gong Show". For you youngin's it was like American Idol but they only got one chance and the audience could "boo" you and once the judges hit the big gong you were out. I think it was like in the 60's or 70's?

White and Navy An-thol-o-gie scrapworks scrap smart albums (ON SALE 50% OFF)

12 white An-thol-o-gie scrapworks scrap smart 8x12 albums (ON SALE 50% OFF)

I got in 25 each of the blue and of the white. I worked out a good deal with the company and passing the savings on to you! Take 50% off of them while they last. The white ones make wonderful wedding gifts so stock up. We carry refill pages for these.

EVEN MORE NEW ITEMS IN TODAY

  • Heartland albums and I REALLY like them. It is a grograin fabric and two toned by , I ordered some in purple and some in brown and now that I have seen them will order more colors. Very inexpensive at only $24.99 which is a bargain for the quality.
  • Tim Holtz paint dabber metal case
  • jolee horse
  • jolee white roses (special order)
  • jolee red roses (special order)
  • all adhesives (reorders)
  • paint dabbers (reorders, all colors are again in stock)
  • jolees sadles
  • paint dabber clear zipper cases (holds 6) fill it and the case is free
  • 25 8x12 white An-thol-o-gie scrapworks scrap smart albums (ON SALE 50% OFF)
  • 25 8x12 blueAn-thol-o-gie scrapworks scrap smart albums (ON SALE 50% OFF)
  • black 12x12 An-thol-o-gie scrapworks scrap smart black leather albums (special order and extras, these are not on sale )
  • whale of a punch giant corner punches
  • rub on "FARM LIFE"
  • rub on "DANCE WORDS"
  • rub on "BABY'S FIRSTS"
  • rub on "YOU BUG ME" matches bug paper
  • rub on "BOYS GONE WILD"
  • PHOTO SIGNATURE PENS
  • Easy stitches templates
  • horses card stock stickers
  • 8x8 HEARTLAND denim pocket album
  • 8x8 cherish album 8x8

MORE NEW ITEMS IN TODAY

  • DIGI-Scrappin 101
  • Make your own rub on papers
  • Make your own transparency papers
  • Make your own clear stickers papers

MORE NEW ITEMS IN TODAY clear acrylic sheets 12x12 and 9 x 12

NEW ITEMS TODAY mat stacks and papers from Die Cuts With a View

4.5*6.5 PHOTO MATS

  • black and white
  • rock star
  • wedding
  • retro
  • rock queen
  • teen
  • text
  • color block

CHIP CHATTER

  • red foil
  • blue foil
  • green foil
  • gellie pink stripe

8*8 PAPER STACKS

  • wedding
  • color block
  • teen
  • retro
  • black and white
  • text
  • flora

12x12 SCRAPBOOK KITS IN A STACK

  • graduation
  • black and white
  • baby
  • wedding
  • travel
  • love
  • retro
  • prints
  • flowers

12x12 PAPERS

  • airport
  • designer zebra print
  • foil electric guitar
  • scroll (great for pirate pages)
  • bachelorette party
  • bridal shower
  • graduation
  • graduation red and black color block (great for UNL and Elkhorn)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

NEW COUPONS ON WWW.PTDIVA.COM

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY OPEN CROPPING UNTIL MIDNIGHT THIS WEEKEND

Registration is not required but we do accept them. Open crop from 10 am to midnight Friday and Saturday. $1 per hour and money goes into fund to buy more tools for the crop room. It is the best crop room around!

CRICUT UPDATE

I called again today. Good and bad news.

Good News: The order has left the building and on the way here.

Bad News: Home Accent Essentials was not in the order and still backordered. I do not know why that one is so hard to get. If you find it somewhere else feel free to cancel the order. They did not have a date and she was going to do some checking and call me back. I will call them again tomorrow if I do not hear back.

MORE NEW ITEMS TODAY ancestry.com order and other items



  • Signo White Pens are back in (these are the best white pens you will find, they even write on acrylic)

  • Signo black pens

  • Herma Tab Dispensers (look for coupon on www,ptdiva.com coming tomorrow)

  • Glimmer Mist in moss green, scarab beetle, solar gold, denim blue, honey amber, chestnut brown.

  • Stickles (reorder, we have all colors in again)

  • Zutter Bind it all wires

  • Doodlebug paper, iron gate

  • zots glue dots (reorders)

  • versa mark stamp pads

  • versamark stamping pens

  • versa mark 1 inch pads

  • versamark ink refills

  • jolee quilled reindeer (great for Elkhorn Antlers)

  • Doodlebug green pinstripe paper

  • Doodlebug red grid paper

  • Doodlebug girl talk paper

ANCESTRY.COM The following is all the ancestry.com line. I ordered some of the line and it flew out the door so we ordered the complete line. The are beautiful products! We will be moving a lot of the heritage paper to the drawers and it will be under HERITAGE in the files



  • 14x12 The most beautiful album I will add a photo.

  • personalized ancestry.com album

  • journalling tag pad

  • family history guide book

  • grand adhesions family labels

  • questions to ask journalling page pads

  • grand adhesion jeweled flowers

  • embossed frames

  • rub ons spencerian

  • rub ons words and quotes

  • flowers and shapes chipboard

  • words and swirls chipboard

  • labels

  • journalling stickers

  • embossed leather 12x12 album

  • scrap kits

  • 12x12 designer paper pads

  • pedigree chart 12x12 paper

  • family group paper

  • family record paper

  • family tree record paper

  • family story paper





CONTEST, RESPOND BY COMMENTING ON THIS POST TO BE IN THE DRAWING

We are giving away a clear acrylic cupcake album class kit on May 2 for National Scrapbook Day $40.00 value. We will ship the item in the USA to you if you are not local. Just comment on this post and we will put you in the drawing!

MORE RECIPES FROM STEPH

Steph is on of our PT Diva's and is an awesome cook and she added more recipes to her blog. I am getting hooked on all these recipe blogs as I get in cooking "ruts" where I cannot think of things to make anymore. I am getting old. hee hee

http://www.simplyliving.blogspot.com/

The kids love the granola recipe!

NEW ITEMS IN TODAY cricut covers

We got in more of the Cricut Machine covers for the regular and the expressions. These are the embroidered ones that say Scrapbook Diva on them.

Special Order: Black cover with Scrapbook Diva's in light sage green cam in but it is for the expressions so I had to reorder.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

SAVE MONEY ON YOUR VACATION BY PLANNING NOW

This really does not have to do with scrapbooking. Well I take that back you are going on vacation to take pictures to scrapbook. :) I love to travel a lot and am very cheap! Money is tighter than ever for everyone with these wonderful gas prices. Every dollar saved is money you can spend on a tour, excursion, dinner or souvenirs. Here are some tips friends have taught me over the years. If you have any travel tips to share please comment on this blog post.

Priceline. Start EARLY. You go to http://www.priceline.com/ and do name your own price on hotels and car rentals. I start at 20.00 on car rentals and full size car and for hotels I go from 4 star to 1 star and then start at 30.00 a night. After trying each star and each car type it will lock you out for 72 hours. Then go in and try again raising your price like $5. If you plan early you will get great deals. My last trip to California we stayed in a 4 star hotel and paid $36.00 per night. Car rental we got a mid sized for $23.00. OK so you are saying what is the catch? Here are some words of caution, you do not get to pick where you stay, you can pick the number of stars the hotel is and a general area only. They are non-refundable. You can buy trip insurance but you need a doctors note etc to get refunded. You also do not get to pick your room type except they are non-smoking which is good. If I am taking two kids I call the hotel and see if it is two double beds. If it is not I pack sleeping bags. If I have to take 3-4 kids, I pick the option on price line to get two rooms. With their prices you can afford to get two rooms usually much lower than one room would have cost you.

Southwest: Go to book your flight and then you will get to the pick our times page. On the left side there will be a place you can click that says shortcut to low fares. There it will give you a months view of flight prices. If you are flexible with your dates you can save lots.

Shipping: I always pack shipping tape and a marker in my suitcase. The maids will usually find you a box or you can find one at stores you visit. I then ship items home that will not fit in my suitcase so I do not have extra luggage when travelling home. Also if you have an alternate address to ship it to the hubby will never even know you bought things on your trip! hee hee Like the sign in the store says "My husband lets me have all the scrapbook supplies I can hide".

Packing: Ok this one may crack you up but if you shop while you are on your trip you might like it. When I pack, I pack all those clothes I was going to donate to Goodwill or toss out as they had a stain or a hole etc. Then wear them for lounging around the hotel, sleeping etc. When I leave, I leave the clothes and have more room in my suitcase to pack items I bought on the trip or for me it is usually paperwork and catalogs from trade shows.

Restaurants.com: You can buy vouchers/gift certificates through this web site for meals at bargain prices. It is a good way when you travel to try new restaurants. Also do a google search on the city you are visiting and coupons. For example do a search on "Omaha Coupon" as there may be coupons for a place you want to visit.

Travelocity: Do you have a 4 day weekend next weekend? Want to just get away? Go to http://www.travelocity.com/ and click on last minute deals. You have to be ready to go within a two week period but the prices are unbelievable! These are last minute deals from airlines and hotels that have empty seats/rooms and just need to fill them. I have done many of these and sometimes hubby and I do not get to sit together on the plane as the seats are usually individual seats. I have found that a $20.00 bill gets people to trade so you can sit together. hee hee

BLOGGERS BONUS: SCRAPONIZERS 25% OFF

Bonus for bloggers only. 25% off all scraponizers. We just got in 3 more cases of them as so many people are organizing their craft supplies with them. They look very nice on a book shelf and can be decorated to match your decor.

If you need them shipped they are very light. Call the store if you want to order 402-763-9675.

No other discounts apply and sale expires 4/30/2008

GRADUATION ALBUMS FOR ELKHORN HIGH SCHOOL OR GRETNA HIGH SCHOOL

If you have kids in Gretna High School or Elkhorn High School we specialize in all the papers, albums and embellishments for those schools. We got in all the custom Millard School Sports papers also and will be expanding the Millard schools and Ashland Schools this year.

Come in and work on your albums any time there is not anything else scheduled on www.ptdiva.com calendar it is just open cropping.

CRICUT UPDATE

I call Provo Craft DAILY and drive them crazy. I was given wrong information from the sales rep (Shari Valeti) who worked the CHA show we attended. She told me if I ordered we would get the first shipment. Needless to say when I seen other places having them online I was very upset. So I called to find out she was no longer working there. We have a new sales rep that I call oer and over and she never calls me back. I end up just getting through to customer service.

I have since started calling once a week and now up to calling daily. The first shipment went to those places that ordered 100 or more of each of the new ones which should have been stated when I ordered them. So we are in the next shipment. And todays update finally had GOOD NEWS! We are in shipping which they should go out today or latest tomorrow.

When I special order Cricut I do not order through Provo Craft. I order through distributors which is the reason shipping is so quick. But new products I have to go through the manufacturer as they are the first to get them. Needless to say I am not happy with the way Provo Craft has handled this. At our other store I ordered the Cricut machines and it was 2 YEARS later they finally became available. For the CHA summer I will let you know what the new ones are via email but will not be taking any pre-orders and will just order when our distributors get them as this has been a nightmare. I am so...... sorry.

MORE NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY INFORMATION

There are still a few spots left for the National Scrapbook Day weekend May 2-4th. Three full days of scrapbooking. prizes, goody bags valued over $150.00 and all your meals, snacks and drinks. You cannot go wrong even if you come just one day. I had one lady sign up on the early bird event that has to work that weekend but signed up just for the goody bag and to get in on prize drawings.

May, 2, 3 and 4th. Cost is $150.00 Call the store to sign up 402-763-9675.


There will be optional classes that weekend and some make and takes to teach you some new techniques. This is what we have so far and will be adding more classes. If you are already signed up we have enough kits for everyone so you can just let us know that weekend if you want to take them. Remaining kits can be purchased on Sunday.

CLASSES:
1. Acrylic Cupcake Album Class
2. Bo Bunny Purse Album
3. Jenni Bowlin Book

DEMONSTRATIONS:
1. Zutter Bind it All Machines
2. Cricut by our Cricut Teacher Veronica Rosman
3. Cropadile

SMALL WORLD

I had a customer come in and was from Virginia Beach, I was telling her we had lived there until my 2nd year of Junior High and then we moved to Washington DC. Well come to find out her and I went to the same Jr. High. What a small world. I REALLY miss the east coast. I went back a couple summers ago and would love to go back again this summer. I miss the ocean and all the beautiful flowers.

CHECK OUT OUR NEW SASSY SIGN KITS

These are so inexpensive and come with spring loaded sign poles with pinwheels on top. You can put custom lettering on them. Great for craft shows, yard sales, graduations, pool parties, new baby and so much more!





PUPPIES ON LEASHES!

The weather yesterday was wonderful!!! I was going to walk the puppies up to school to pick up the twins after school. Daisys neck is so skinny she kept getting out of her collar. She got loose and I chased her around the big tree out front 4 times before I caught her! I bet it cracked up my neighbors! hee hee I took Daisy back in the house and thought I would just take Diva. Diva does not like the leash and would lay down with all four legs straight out. It was the funniest things. I think we need to work more on the leash.

Monday, April 21, 2008

LOVE THE BUG PAPER!


LET US HELP YOU WITH YOUR WEDDING OR GRADUATION PARTY ON A BUDGET

Are you planning a wedding or graduation party. Let us help. We can order from a variety of vendors who carry just about anything you can think of for your party. You can come in and go online and search through the online catalog. Best yet we give you 25% off for ordering through us as a bonus! Must be registered on www.ptdiva.com for discount.

We can help you with ideas for invitations, favors, decoration and so much more. We also have the party store at the mall which carries a full line of balloons and paper products. Pick out your napkins and bring them to Precious Treasures to imprint.

OFF TO ENJOY THE DAY!

The blog is updated, todays order put into the computer and blog updated so I am headed home to enjoy the wonderful weather. I am so ready to plant flowers and work in the yard. This is the first year in the last 12 years I get to plant flowers in the back yard. Our old dog would eat them or dig them up and eat the roots. She was a basset hound and the sweetest dog. We had to put her to put to sleep in November as a neighbor kept turning her in for barking. :( After we put her to sleep the barking has not quit as it was not even our dog that was doing the barking. The only time Lucy barked was is squirrels were teasing her. hee hee With the new puppies I think the squirrels are bigger than they are.

FUNNY MOVIE

I go to a scrapbook club once a month and this month Anne had shared a movie they had watched call "Better off Dead". She said it was so funny. So off to Blockbuster I went to rent it. We watched it and it looks like it was an 80's movie and it was hilarious.

RUTH CAME TO WORK WITH ME SUNDAY

Ruth is my daughter who if you have visited our famous bathroom there is a huge photo of her hanging in there. She loved being back at the store. She came to work all last summer with me and loved every minute of it. I also took her to the crop in Kansas City with me in February and she scrapbooked the whole time! We had a wonderful day and record sales for a Sunday.

We are trying to get sales up as rent is going up quite a bit starting in July. As the mall gets fuller, the rent will keep going up each July. fun fun! This is why the life expectancy of a scrapbook store is 2 years as paper is so inexpensive and it is hard to make it. We started our business in 1997 and have to sell on the internet and doing special orders for people all across the USA to survive in the scrapbook market. We love our location in Gretna and the love of scrapbooking has kept us going . We also have met so many wonderful people! Where we were in Elkhorn by the high school we did not get as much foot traffic although we had lots of great customers in Elkhorn who have followed us to Gretna. Thank you all for making our move a success. You all are blessings!

LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES SCRAPBOOKING FUNDRAISER

We will keep taking the donations of supplies for the Lutheran Family Services Fremont. It is a geat cause so keep those scraps of papers, stickers that you did not use the whole sheet, those paper pads you bought that you did not use them all etc. They are very thankful for the supplies as these moms would not be able to afford to scrapbook. Share the blessing of scrapbooking with others.

I sent home a box with my mom Saturday completely full of supplies and we have already started another box at the store. When I told my mom about what we were doing and that Vicki had volunteered to teach them each month. She said she was going to ask Vicki if she wanted help in the classes. That was so nice of her.

Thanks to everyone these moms will get to scrapbook their childrens memories!

NEW ITEMS IN TODAY misc and special order

  • Basic Gray dinosaur collecion packs
  • 2 differenct dinosaur scrapbook papers
  • Dinosaur stickers
  • Dinosaur metal signs
  • Adornaments (we have all the colors again)
  • Heidi Swapp Stamps: wings. happy birthday, crowns. smile, damask, thanks and family.
  • Wrestling woven labels (new item)

SPECIAL ORDERS:

  • 12x12 white Anthologie album (special order)
  • Big Shot (special order)
  • red yarn (special order)
  • pink yarn (special order)
  • bolt of pink nebraska cornhuker fabric (special order)
  • rose candy molds (special order)
  • paper mint cups (special order)

FROM VICKI

A BIG thankyou from me on this also!!! This is a wonderful cause, and trust me.. all of these supplies WILL GO TO GOOD USE! Thanks to everyone for helping out. I'll take some photo at our next class, to share!!HUGE thanks to Amy and Precious Treasures also, for hosting this!!!

www.vickichrisman.blogspot.com

Sunday, April 20, 2008

GRADUATION SQUASH BOOK

New class added to the calendar on www.ptdiva.com These can be made for other events also. They make great gifts! Class is only $10.00!



Saturday, April 19, 2008

QUESTION AND ANSWER: What is my favorite color of stickles?

Someone emailed in this question and this was a hard one as I LOVE stickles. When I go cropping though I like to pack as light as possible so I carry star dust in my bag. (at home I have them all) If I color something with my slick writers markers, I can go over it with the clear star dust and still get the colored glittered look.

HELP WANTED / CHA SHOW

A BIG Thank You to Connie came in for a couple hours today to help with the die cut wall. She is going to come back another day and work on it again. That is a project that has needed done since we moved from Elkhorn. I REALLY appreciate it! I always have lots of projects around here and never have time to get to them. Even dusting helps me out. I give $10.00 an hour in gift certificates for helping. Just keeping up on book work and ordering I clock in over 100 hours every week. So any time I am not working I want to be spending with my kids. If you want to work to support your habit contact me.

I would love to be open on Mondays this summer if I can find someone wanting to work on or two days a week and help out on Saturdays sometimes. If you are interested, contact me. I need someone, male or female who is outgoing, dependable, honest, knowledgable about how to use products, and is a self motivated person.

I am also looking for someone interested in going to CHA to do the make and takes at the booths for samples for the store. I never get time to do them. We would pay for you to get in the show. It is July 17-20 in Chicago. We fly as I hate to drive. :) We will probably be staying through the weekend as there is also a gift trade show going also. Plus I have to go to Nordstrom's Rack while I am there. :)

THANK YOU TAWNYA LIABRAATEN

A BIG Thank You to Tawnya for donating scrapbook Supplies to the women at Lutheran Family Services in Fremont. I filled up the rest of the box with more stuff from my crop room and it is packed completely full. I will be sending it back to Fremont with my mom tonight for them to pick up. We are going to start a new box. Thank you also for all the people cropping who saved all their scraps for them also. You all are AWESOME!!! Huge *HUGZ*

IDEA: FOR BIRTHDAYS, WEDDINGS, ANNIVERSARIES AND GRADUATIONS

For parties you can just use scrapbook paper for guests to sign in. It will give you a book of lots of great memories and it is archival safe. It is a lot easier to put these sheets in you scrapbook with all the pictures instead of wondering what to do with a guest book that is usually an odd size.

You can even do a theme like...

  • "The best thing about being married is..."
  • "The thing I like about you best is..."
  • "My advice for marriages is..."
  • "Favorite bible verse..."
  • "How you have blessed my life...."




Above: Customers wrote birthday wishes for Trevor at the store.

THANK YOU FROM TREVOR

We have never been so busy on a Friday. We had non-stop customers from the time we opened the doors. Everyone was celebrating with Trevor as he turned the big FOUR-O! Trevor came in about 5pm and worked the crop last night and they had a lot of fun. He even bought all the ladies pizza and we had cupcakes and cookies.

He is off to the Nebraska Cornhusker Football Spring Game today with our son Paul. Trevor knows everything about Football. He is a UNL alumni. In bed at night he sits with his laptop reading message boards etc on Nebrakska Football and I am with my laptop looking at scrapbook supplies. hee hee :o)

Friday, April 18, 2008

JENNI BOWLIN ORDER CAME

  • Bingo Card HOME
  • Bingo Card FAITH
  • Bingo Card LUCKY
  • Bingo Card ADORE
  • Bingo Card LIVE
  • Bingo Card GROW
  • Red journalling card pack
  • Green Varsity journalling card pack
  • Blue dot paper (this blue line is a light turquoise blue and gorgeous!)
  • Blue wallpaper paper
  • ticket paper
  • soda pop paper
  • red ledger paper
  • blue love song music paper
  • mini die cut papers (LOVE THESE)
  • definitions rub ons
  • journalling squares
  • crown rub ons

THE SCRAP DADDY TURNS 40!

Trevor our Scrap Daddy turned 40 today!!!!! To celebrate stop by the store Friday from 10 am to midnight and you can take 40% off any one regular price item if you mention "Trevor Turns 40 Sale". If you stop by after 6pm you can even wish him happy birthday as he is working the crop tonight!

Normal Exclusions apply and cannot be used with any other discount.

THANK YOU SHARRON BRENNER FOR DONATING TO LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES

A HUGE thank you to Sharron Brenner for donating a baby album , papers, stickers and more to the moms at Lutheran Family Services in Fremont. My family lives in Fremont and they will be in Omaha tomorrow night for my husbands birthday so I am going to send the donations we have so far home with her for Vicki to pick up. We will keep taking donations each month. It is a great cause and you can bless someones life with the love of scrapbooking.

Vicki Chrisman is generously teaching scrapbooking classes to moms through Lutheran Family Services in Fremont. This is all free of charge to the moms. If you have half used sticker sheets, papers, albums. tools etc. They are VERY thankful for the donation. I will write you a receipt when you come in for the donation and also give you a coupon for a free crop night as a gift from us for your generosity.


NEW ITEMS TODAY my minds eye order plus misc

  • Bohemia Jewels in turquoise, pink and gold (reorders) I also negotiated a better price on these so the new ones that came in are 50cents cheaper!
  • Creative Lettering CD's by Creating Keepsakes (special order plus extras)
  • heart paperkins punch (special order plus extras)
  • Fiskars corrugator
  • The new 7 GYPSIES black and white tag assortments
  • 7 Gypsies "Its a girl " 97% complete tags (special order plus extras)
  • Making Memories die cut frames
  • The Art of Architecture book (special order plus extras)
  • ABC tracers letter templates (special order plus extras)
  • Sew Crafty Book (special order plus extras) (I already bought one of these for myself, great book about sewing on your pages and other paper craft projects)
  • Doo Dads buttons embellishments several styles
  • Button Ups, self adhesive buttins that are pretied so it looks like you sewed them on your page.
  • Tiny Tales by My Minds Eye Vellum Poem Sticker sheets: Little boy, Spring, Easter,Brothers, Sisters, Little Girl, Halloween, Wedding, Swimming, Valentines, Love, Winter, School, Graduation, Christmas, Babies, Beach, Friends, Summer, Fall, Thanksgiving, Birthday, Family, Camping and Hiking.
  • Daily Dose Metal Signs in OUTDOORS, BOY, DINOSAUR, GETTING AROUND, ADVENTURE and FAIRYTALE.
  • We also got in more product for the goody bags for National Scrapbook Day. ) It's a secret shhhhhhhh....) They will be the best goody bags you ever received!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

NEW LARGE GRETNA DRAGONS AND ELKHORN ANTLERS ALBUMS ARE IN

We just got in the large chipboard albums yesterday afternoon. I love them! We also have in the smaller ones. I am going to try to get photos in this one today. We got in one that says DRAGONS and one that says ELKHORN. We will do other schools if we get enough requests as we have to order 20 at a time to have them custom laser cut.

I painted it with the Tom Holtz dabbers which dry so quick on chipboard, then sprayed it with Memories Mist in sparkling silver and sealed it all with Carolyns's Scrapbook Protectant Spray. I like sealing the acrylic paints as it gives it more of a sheen and Carolyn's spray is acid free. Then I just tied ribbons on the book rings.



FREE MOVING BOXES

I have about 10 moving boxes today. If you want them come get them before 4 tomorrow as they are in the crop room and we have a crop to be ready for at 5.

NEW ITEMS: FREE SHIPPING BONUS! I LOVE THESE NEW BAGS WE GOT IN, THEY ARE HUGE! THEY ALSO ZIP.


I am so excited about these new bags! These are HUGE! We have had other Scrapbook Diva bags in but I kept asking them to do something larger and I wanted them to have a zipper closure in case you took it to a crop and it was raining or snowing which happens once in awhile in Nebraska. ;) Look at the photo to compare the size to a large scrap carry all.

It has one pocket inside and a full zipper top, lays flat on the bottom. Best yet, the smaller size totes without a zipper are $39.99 and they gave us these for only $49.99!


As a bonus to all of our online buyers , shipping is free on these if you want one shipped to you.
If you want us to mail you one call 402-763-9675

TIP: HOW TO CARRY LESS COLORS OF PAPER TO A CROP USING VERSAMARK

Do you love the monochromatic look? I love to do a background of one color and then mat or border with a color just a shade darker or vice-versa. As you know I like to carry as little as possible to a crop so I carry basic colors and then to make them a shade darker just rub the paper with a versa mark ink pad. It will make it a shade darker.. Versa Mark is a watermark ink that comes in full size stamp pads, 1 inch and in a pen/brush form. Stop by and I will show you how it works.

  • This technique works great with the cricut when you are doing layers, shadows etc.
  • Don't like the antique/vintage look? Like those bright bold colors? Try antiquing the edges with a versa mark pad instead of the brown/black ones...you will love the look!

NEW ITEMS IN TODAY misc and special orders



  • BASKETBALL/RED-PEP RALLY JOLEE

  • HER 1ST COMMUNION -JOLEES

  • HIS 1ST COMMUNION -JOLEES

  • SM NON-STICK-ZISION SCISSORS

  • MD NON-STICK-ZISION SCISSORS

  • 2 PK-BLADE-TRIPLE TRACK FISKARS REFILL

  • 2 PK-BLADE-TRIPLE TRACK WITH SCROING BLADE REFILLS

  • SCRAPONIZER ORGANIZERS

  • 8x8 SCHOOL ALBUMS

  • REFILLS ON SCALLOPED PAPER bazzill

  • MULBERRY PAPER

  • ANCESTRY.COM PAPER PACKS 12x12 (special order and extras) THESE ARE AWESOME!

  • STARDUST -STICKLES GLITTER GLUE

  • BLACK -BIGSHOT MACHINE BLACK (special orders)

  • GREAT YEAR-GRADUATION FOIL PAPER 12X12

  • COLLEGE BOUND PAPER -FOIL 12X12

  • HIP HOP -SHIMMER DANCE STUDIO PAPER

  • RIBBON -HAND PUNCH (great for announcements and invitations)

  • 12x12 RED ALBUMS

  • RED -URBAN ALBUM 12"X12" (special order plus extras)

  • ZISION PAPER TRIMMER

  • CUTTING -ZISION REPLACEMENT BLADES

DONATE YOUR SCRAPS OF PAPER TO A GOOD CAUSE

I had put this in a posting awhile ago but have not heard anything back from anyone so I am hoping people are just contacting Vicki directly. vickichrisman@hotmail.com Vicki is a scrapbook designer for many companies and has generously volunteered her time to do scrapbooking with women at the Lutheran Family Services in Fremont. These women may be abused, unemployed etc. They cannot afford to scrapbook their childrens memories. They are looking for all kinds of scrapbook supplies, and they do not need to be new. So I urge you to clean out your crop room and get rid of all those half used sheets of stickers, all those scraps of papers etc. You will feel better about cleaning out your crop room and also feel great sharing your love of scrapbooking with people who cannot afford it. I am sure if you even wanted to help Vicki with the classes she would take the help. You can drop them off in Fremont or drop them off at the store. If you want me to write you a receipt for the donation I can write up a list of what you gave them.

LESSON OF THE DAY

Lesson of the day: If it is going to rain....shut your sun-roof.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

TREVOR TURNS 40 SO LETS HAVE A SALE!

April 18th Trevor the Scrap Daddy will be 40! To celebrate stop by the store Friday and you can take 40% off any one regular price item if you mention "Trevor Turns 40 Sale". If you stop by after 6pm you can even wish him happy birthday!

JENNI BOWLIN CLASS AND KITS FOR SALE while supplies last


Please check the calendar on http://www.ptdiva.com/ for the Jenni Bowlin Classes. We also have kits for those of you who are not local. If you call the store to order, please specify if you want a boy or a girl kit. Class fee is $20.00 and the class kits are $20.00 which includes the shipping shipping.














THE GIRLS MADE CUPCAKES

Our sewer backed up into the basement and flooded the basement Sunday night and today was the first day I was feeling better and went back to work. I came home and now the house still smells like the sewer so we have opened the windows, hubby went down to try a different disinfectant on the basement floors and us girls started baking. We had bought these cupcake mixes at World Market. There was a lemon, strawberry and chocolate mix and pack of frosting. So Liz, Ruth and I each made a pack. We put them in the oven and for some reason Ruthies did not rise....we finally figured out she had made hers with the frosting packet. hee hee



IDEA: TODDLER PHOTO AND ABC BOOKS, ALSO GREAT SCHOOL PHOTO ALBUMS

When my kids were little I made ABC books and Family photo books for them but used the old Creative Memories 5x7 albums and I went through a lot of page protectors from the kids tearing them. I found these photo sleeves that are HARD plastic and you can slide in a 4X6 photo in them. These would be great for those teething toddlers. Kid LOVE to look at pictures. On the ABC book I put pictures of cousins, aunts etc. who's name started with that letter of the alphabet and filled in with stickers of things starting with that letter also. It will be a childs favorite thing to play with.

We also have them in wallet size which would be great for kids school pictures of their friends or very inexpensive gifts.

Just get the book the way you and it and then you can bring it to the store and we can bind it for you or you can use book rings which we carry them in colors now.

FREE MOVING BOXES

I had so much company at the store today. It is just a cold I have but everyone worries as my lungs are not very strong. Two friends came to the store this morning and then Karen and Lexie came to see the puppies, and THEN my mom showed up at the store clear from Fremont (she brought me tea and chocolate.) I did not even know she knew I was sick. Tea or chocolate are the cure for everything! The my friend Rosemary and Sherry came by the store as Sherry just got back from Israel and her photos were beautiful I would love to travel there someday. I do not know what I would do without my friends and family. They take such good care of me. *hugs*

NEW CLASSES AVAILABLE see www.ptdiva.com CRICUT, JENNI BOWLIN AND A 4 WEEK BEGINNER CLASS

Lots of new classes on http://www.ptdiva.com/. There is a 4 week class for beginner scrapbooking and also a Cricut class added. Veronica Rosman will be teaching these classes.






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NEW ITEMS IN TODAY bind it all zutter bind it all and dream kutz machines special orders

A friend came in today and we figured out the zutter bind it all and the dream kutz machines. I am hooked. It makes books so quick and the dream kutz makes them so accurate. She liked it so much when she was here she bought the dream kutz. I will order more of them as I think this is going to be a product we want to keep on hand. I know I want one! :)

  • Bind it all idea book (special order plus extras)
  • bind it all machines (special order plus extras)
  • Heidi Swapp Playing cards (reorder)
  • metallic mists in copper, gold and silver (reorders)
  • 100 pack of wired in black (special order)
  • 100 pack zutter wires in white (special order)
  • 50 pack black wires
  • 5/8 in brown wire
  • 5/8" red wires
  • 5/8 in white wire
  • 3/4" black wires
  • 1" black wires
  • 1 1/4 white wires
  • DreamKutz cutting machine

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

EXTENDING EARLY BIRD SPECIAL TO THE END OF THE WEEK

Since I am n ot at the store still we are going to extent the early bird special of $50.00 off until Friday April 18. After that it is the full price of $150.00 and we cannot guarantee a shirt size.
Goody bags are valued at ove $150.. so you cannot go wrong with this crop. All the meals are included and there will be prizes and lots of fun!!!!! Email ptdiva@ptdiva.com to sign up.

ANNA GRIFFIN ROLLING TOTES SALE

Normally $169.99 on sale for $129.99 through April 30, 2008

Sunday, April 13, 2008

TIP: HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN JEWELS /GEMS

Love stickles to make jewels on your page but hate waiting for them to dry at a crop? Take a sticker backing sheet or even wax paper and put drops of stickles on there the size you want your jewels to be. I do a bunch of different sizes. Let them dry and then put them into a container to take to your crop. There are over 40 colors of stickles now! If you have not used stickles before stop by Precious Treasures and we will demonstrate them for you.

NEW ITEMS TODAY motorcycle punch etc

PUNCHES, WE CARRY OVER 300 DIFFERENT PUNCHES

  • motorcycle
  • crab
  • 'kite
  • lady bug
  • cupcake
  • party hat
  • sunglasses

ROB AND BOB 3-d embellishments (12 different styles)

  • tiny tales (20 different poem sheets)

MORE OF THE MY MINDS EYE BONUS PACKS

These are the ones we did for the easter bonus special They let us buy more of them as we sold all 100 packs of the ones we got before in one weekend. You get more than enough supplies to do 4 of the 2-page spreads.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

LOOKING FOR DESIGNERS FOR OUR NEW ONLINE KITS

You do not have to be local for this job. We are trying to find several designers as we are working on monthly scrapbook kits. We would like to have a few designers with different styles to design. If interested email ptdiva@ptdiva.com or call 402-763-9675

3 MORE DAYS LEFT FOR THE NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY $50.00 OFF EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

We are trying to get people to sign up early so you can pick your shirt size as we have to get these ordered so they make it in time. Sign up for the three day National Scrapbook Day Event by April 15 and save $50.00! Register on http://www.ptdiva.com/ and get in on all the details. You do not want to miss this event as goody bags are going to be the best ever! They are already valued over $150.00! 3 days of scrapbooking, goody bags meals, prizes, snacks, shirt, drinks all included! If you did not get the email with all the information email ptdiva@ptdiva.com and put NSD in the subject and he will mail it to you.

*****I spoke with Vicki today and if we get enough people signed up Vicki Chrisman and her sister Jan will come teach classes! Vicki called today to check on sign ups. We need 12 more to sign up to book Vicki so sign up soon. Just getting the goody bag is worth coming for! As soon as we get enough people signed up for the NSD weekend we will call everyone and let them know the class offererings. :) Check Vicki out on her blog www.ptdiva.blogspot.com or her online resume. http://www.scrapbookresumes.com/VickiChrisman/ She designs for many different companies, Fancy Pants, Crafty Secrets, Glimmer Mist, Page Frames and more.

PRECIOUS TREASURES WELCOMES A NEW TEACHER VERONICA ROSMAN

We hired another teacher today to so more classes at the store. She was formerly the head teacher at the Michaels Store. Michaels has cut out all of the scrapbooking classes now. Veronica even taught the Cricut classes there which will be wonderful to have them at our store with the high volume of Cricut we sell with our 40% off. Veronica will also do a 4 week beginner class that will go through different levels of scrapbooking.

Keep checking the schedule on www.ptdiva.com for more classes.

QUESTION AND ANSWER: : What is the best tool for rub ons?

Questions: I had a question from a customer asking if I recommended a tool for rub ons?

Answer: I have tried every tool out there and even the new Basic Gray roller tool. I still keep going back to the Little Chizlers. They are made for lifting stickers you want to move but I use it for rub ons. I lay the rub on down and then I lay my palm over it and press straight down. Then I sweep over it with the little chizzler. It works well as it is so wide. It also has rounded corners if you need to do a tiny rub on. Stop by and I will show you one.

COME CROP FOR FREE TODAY 10-MIDNIGHT

We are just going to have an open crop Friday and Saturday, April 11-12. 10:00am - Midnight! Since we had a very last minute cancellation for a 2 day booking we are going to have a crop Friday and Saturday from 10-midnight and it will be free to try to fill the crop room back up. (meals not included) Crops are normally only $1.00 an hour and that goes to buying more supplies for the crop room for you to use. :)

It just keeps getting better! We had a group booking for this weekend that I just called them to see if they needed anything for their weekend crop which starts tomorrow and they just told me they were not having it now. We have never had this happen before so you can see how frustrating it is for us. We have had the whole crop room reserved for them and hired extra staff as it was suppose to be at least 12 people. They had been debating and when I talked with her on the phone last week she was still offered full credit if they did not want to book it but said they were still discussing it and would get back to me which they did not so we assumed they were still having it. Please be courteous and call us if you do book the room and change your plans as this costs us quite a bit to hire staff for birthday parties and events. We count on the sales from those events to make up for the costs. We do give credit on your deposit if given ample notice so if you have a change of plans please let us know so we can open the room for other groups.

If you sell Creative Memories or CTMH etc we are more than happy to have you hold your classes or crops here and best yet if you would like to hold your swap here as I would love to be in more of them too. :) I have lots of friends who sell Creative Memories and a few who sell CTMH and Stampin Up. I love many of their products also. :) I just love to see people scrapbooking and preserving their pictures for generations to come.

NEW ITEMS IN TODAY lots of brads including the new Class of 2008 brads

You would not think we could find any brads or eyelets we do not already carry but we found some new ones!

BRADS:

  • Class of 2008
  • Class of 2007
  • BIG breast cancer pink ribbons
  • mom
  • dad
  • family
  • thanksgiving words
  • big colored arrows
  • word love
  • big candy corn
  • rocket ships
  • kiddy looking airplanes
  • train
  • tractor
  • mickey mouse balloons

RIBBON SLIDERS

  • big pumpkin

Friday, April 11, 2008

RECIPE BOX PROJECT

We got in the best recipe idea book by Pine Cone Press. It is a must have for anyone making recipe projects. I am making recipe books for all my kids for when they get married. I have a lot of my grandmas recipe and treasure them. I especially like them as they are in her handwriting.





Come visit Precious Treasures, your Omaha area full service scrapbook store and the best cropping room around.

FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE TONIGHT AT WESTSIDE CHURCH




MY FRIDAY NIGHT DATE WITH THE MOST HANDSOME GUY

Tonight Trevor took the girls to a father daughter dance at our church. After the dance Trevor came over and worked the crop until Midnight and I went out with the most handsome guy as you can see in the photo! We went out to dinner at Famous Daves and we had the whole place to ourselves. Must be no one wanted to go out in this lovely Nebraska weather. My date wanted to go see a movie but I had worked from 8am-10pm at the store and I did not think I would stay awake. It was a very nice night with Zacheus. With 4 kids we try to have individual time with them as they all fight for attention at home, even the dogs fight for attention. hee hee

MORE NEW ITEMS IN TODAY photo cell phone cases

We got in more of the photo cell phone cases. The larger ones we carry fir a digital camera or larger cell phone. We now have a smaller size that will fir the slimmer cell phones. They also come with the shoulder strap. We got in more of the photo wristlets also.

FREE! CROP ON FRIDAY (today) & SATURDAY 10-MIDNIGHT AS WE HAD A VERY LAST MINUTE CANCELATION

We are just going to have an open crop Friday and Saturday, April 11-12. 10:00am - Midnight! Since we had a very last minute cancellation for a 2 day booking we are going to have a crop Friday and Saturday from 10-midnight and it will be free to try to fill the crop room back up. (meals not included) Crops are normally only $1.00 an hour and that goes to buying more supplies for the crop room for you to use. :) It just keeps getting better!

We had a group booking for this weekend that I just called them to see if they needed anything for their weekend crop which starts tomorrow and they just told me they were not having it now. We have never had this happen before so you can see how frustrating it is for us. We have had the whole crop room reserved for them and hired extra staff as it was suppose to be at least 12 people. They had been debating and when I talked with her last week she was still offered full credit if they did not want to book it but said they were still discussing it and would get back to me which they did not so we assumed they were still having it. Please be courteous and call us if you do book the room and change your plans as this costs us quite a bit to hire staff for birthday parties and events. We count on the sales from those events to make up for the costs. We do give credit on your deposit if given ample notice so if you have a change of plans please let us know so we can open the room for other groups.

If you sell Creative Memories or CTMH etc we are more than happy to have you hold your classes or crops here and best yet if you would like to hold your swap here as I would love to be in more of them too. :) I have lots of friends who sell Creative Memories and a few who sell CTMH and Stampin Up. I love many of their products also. :) I just love to see people scrapbooking and preserving their pictures for generations to come.

YOU KNOW YOU ARE A SCRAPBOOKER IF... (this is a hoot!)

If you buy an RV so you can travel all over the USA to go to weekend crops! This customer was here as soon as we opened this morning. They have an RV and they go to scrapbook stores all over and crop on weekends. They are retired. Oh that would be my dream retirement!!!!

NEW ITEMS IN TODAY cricut special orders

  • 3 cricut machines (special order)
  • printing press cartridge (special order plus extras)
  • cricut blades (special order plus extras)
  • 7 cricut software (special order plus extras)
  • 50 states cartridge (special order)
  • 1 cricut expressions (special order)
  • cricut mickey and friends (special order plus extras)
  • cricut mini monograms (special order)

As always 40 % off cricut cartridges, software and machines if you are registered on www.ptdiva.com They just take a few days to come in if in stock.

PUPPIES!! DIVA AND DAISY

Diva is so weird about eating. If she gets a treat or a bone she will sit in her bed and eat it and growl the whole time she is eating it. Poor little Daisy gets kicked out of the bed and has to sit and watch her and wait for her to finish before she can get back into her bed. We tried seperating them but then Diva whines as she misses Daisy. My son said she is a typical woman that no matter what you do you can't please her. hmmm...wonder what he meant by that?








              Look how much darker Daisy is getting. Diva weighs 4.5 lb and Daisy weighs almost 4 lb. Daisy is the happiest dog I have ever seen. Her tail is always wagging. Diva is a moody. hee hee

            Thursday, April 10, 2008

            YOU KNOW YOU ARE A SCRAPBOOKER IF......

            You play Christmas music in April for mood music while working on your Christmas page layouts.

            FIVE MORE DAYS TO SAVE $50.00 ON THE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

            Sign up for the three day National Scrapbook Day Event by April 15 and save $50.00! Register on http://www.ptdiva.com/ and get in on all the details. You do not want to miss this event as goody bags are going to be the best ever! They are already valued over $150.00! 3 days of scrapbooking, goody bags meals, prizes, snacks, shirt, drinks all included! If you did not get the email with all the information email ptdiva@ptdiva.com and put NSD in the subject and he will mail it to you.

            DO YOU SELL MARY KAY, TUPPERWARE, PAMPERED CHEF, SILPADA, UPPERCASE LIVING, CTMH, STAMPING UP, CREATIVE MEMORIES, ETC?

            We are having a three day scrap May 2-3-4 and looking for donations for more prizes. If you want to donate a prize we will put your cards in all the goody bags. It is a great way to advertise.

            PINK RIBBON QUILT...THANKS MUM!

            My mum is going to make a quilt for the Scrap Pink Event this fall. That is so nice of her as quilts are a lot of work. ~Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!~ We are going to raffle it and 100% of the funds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. So I am on the hunt for pink ribbon fabrics. If you find any pink ribbon fabrics let me know as I never get to shop but would like to have as many different pink ribbon fabrics as I can find.

            SIZZIX 35% OFF SALE THROUGH TOMORROW AT NOON CENTRAL

            I have a customer that wants a Sizzix Big Shot and I have a pretty big minimum so if there is anything you want from them I will give you 35% off. It comes quick if it is in stock. The Big Shots are in stock. I have to place the order by noon tomorrow as the customer needs the item by next Wednesday. We can ship. Call the store at 402-763-9675.

            CLASS KITS FOR SALE

            We have a lot of class kits left that we do not have enough to do clases with anymore and are putting them out for sale. There are even some Bo Bunny and 7 Gypsies class kits as well as ones our teachers have taught at the store.

            97% COMPLETE TAGS LIST

            I have gotten about a dozen phone calls from people to order the 97% complete tags so I am just going to sit down and list them all to make it easier. :)

            • this belongs to
            • wishes
            • claim check
            • profile
            • celebration
            • a gift for you
            • you are invited'
            • its a boy
            • its a girl
            • universal tag
            • found
            • gift for you
            • permission slip
            • specimen
            • pro con list
            • general instructions
            • wanted
            • graph
            • receipt
            • post card
            • gallery
            • prescription
            • report card
            • thank you
            • congratulations
            • thinking of you
            • lets celebrate
            • with love
            • announcing
            • best wishes
            • a shower
            • passport
            • fragile
            • news flash
            • top secret
            • receipt
            • special delivery
            • ticket
            • memo
            • confidential
            • list
            • graph
            • quote
            • story of...
            • happy everything
            • evidence

            HOTEL INFORMATION FOR OUR NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY EVENT

            THE SUPER 8 IN THE PARKING LOT IS NOW FULL FOR THE MAY 2-3-4 WEEKEND. WE SUGGEST THE NEXT CLOSEST HOTEL AT ABOUT 180TH AND CENTER WHICH IS A HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 1-877-863-4780 AND THERE IS ALSO THE HILTON GARDEN INN AT ABOUT THE SAME LOCATION 1-402-289-9696.

            NEW PRODUCTS IN 7 GYPSIES AND SPECIAL ORDERS


            • ALL THE SPECIAL ORDER 7 GYPSIES PRODUCTS ARE IN

            • ARTIST TRADING CARD HAND PUNCH

            • NOTTINGHILL RUB ONS

            • ZANZIBAR RUB ONS
            • SKETCHIE RUB ON LETTERS

            • 97% COMPLETE FAMILY TAG SETS (FULL COLOR)

            • 97% COMPLETE BLACK AND WHITE TAGS

            • TAG PACK FAMILY QUOTES (COLOR)

            • METAL LARGE NUMBERS (GREAT FOR GRADUATION)

            • FAMILY FLASH CARDS

            • ALL OF THE 97% COMPLETE CARDS LARGE AND THE SMALL, SOLD INDIVIDUALLY TOO MANY TO LIST. THESE ARE GOING TO BE RETIRED SO WE BOUGHT THEM ALL. IF YOU USE THESE FOR PROJECTS STOCK UP.
            • GAFFER TAPE, HARLEQUIN, DOTS, MONTHS AND ALPHABET PHONIQUE, MEASUREMENT
            • LABEL STICKER BOOKS IN: RED, GYPSIES, FRANCAIS, ROMANCE, CARTE POSTALE
            • JOURNEY 12X12 PAPER
            • PURSE BUCKLE
            • BELT BUCKLE
            • ROLLED STICKERS ALL STYLES (LOVE THE TRAVEL ONE!)
            • A LA CARD STICKERS, FRIEND, LIFE, 9 MONTHS, PHOTOGRAPH, CELEBRATE, BIRTHDAY, ENCOURAGE, LOVE, BABY, CONGRATS, TRAVEL VOYAGE
            • METAL INDEX TABS, RED, BEIGE, BRASS, BLACK
            • MEDIUM PORTFOLIOS
            • ARROW PHOTO TURNS
            • RIBBON SPIRAL CLIPS (BRASS AND SILVER) DROP SPIRALS
            • HEART SPIRAL CLIPS
            • CAMEO SPIRALE
            • ELEMENTS GRAPH RUB ONS
            • BABY PINK QUADRANT 12X12 PAPER
            • ENFANT ROSE 12X12 PAPER

            NEW ITEMS IN 7 Gypsies special orders

            We just got all the new stuff from 7 Gypsies, I will list it later today as there were a LOT of special orders which I need to pull out first.

            VERY INTERESTING ...PLEASE READ


            I bought an old Bingo game and it came today and I found a letter inside of the instruction sheets. It made me cry when I read it as all I could think of is my grandma as she had congestive heart failure and a stroke at the end and we had to put her in a nursing home and I know she had to very lonely there. Not a day goes by I do not think of her. If you grandma is alive today, call her and tell her you love her.
            Above is a photo of the letter. I laminated it as the paper was so thin and fragile. I emailed the guy I bought the game from but have not heard back from him yet.
            This is what it said.....
            1950

            Last year if you remember well. A rhyme I wrote my age to tell- advise was good, hope you will admit-Since then I do now after sit and dream the weary hours away. For alone I must after stay. Another truth then comes to mind, the older you get the more you will find. Strength is not what it used to be-hearing is poor, you cannot see-heart grows weak-steps are slow. Can not go where you wish to go. Sit by the window day by day watch traffic go by your way. Cars a plenty, both old and new. Trucks, buses, bicycles too. Each on a mission I suppose. But what it is no one knows. Am just wondering as I sit here where will I be in another year. It may be here or spirit home. Wherever it is I will not be alone. Perhaps will be eternal sleep. If that is true no cause to weep. When loved ones leave us here alone, just get ready to follow them home. Will not be long at any note before I know my earthly fate. Sooner or later whatever it be my loving thoughts are still with thee. Friends of my youth, friends of today all must much the same way. So here it is to greet you year by year. May health and happiness be your deal is the wish of your friend…..Cora Steele

            APRIL AND MAY SCRAPBOOK AND CARD CHALLENGE

            There is still time to get in on the April Challenge. ForApril it is a two page spread in an easter theme. All entries must be turned in by April 31.

            Mays challenge will be a 2 page spread using Magic Mesh.

            We are also going to do a card challenge starting in may as we have had so many requests. So for May it will be a card using Magic Mesh.







            Send your photos of your layout to ptdiva@ptdiva.com an put April or May challenge in the subject. Winner of the scrapbook challenge wins a $25.00 gift certificate and the card challenge wins a $10.00 gift certificate. You must bring in the original pages or card when you win to be photographed at the store. Winners items will be in our P.T. Diva's Idea book when it gets published.






            NEW ITEMS IN TODAY bingo cards, magic mesh

            • Vintage Bingo Cards
            • Vintage Bingo Markers
            • Magic Mesh in all 58 colors (hint: check coupon this Saturday on http://www.ptdiva.com/)
            • acylic stamps, vacations and baby
            • glitter pens
            • paper punches foot, hot pepper, holly, flower, wedding bells, corner designs, scalloped oval, cupid and palm tree
            • twinkling H2o's, we again have all the colors of twinkling H20's in stock
            • wedding ribbon by the roll

            Wednesday, April 9, 2008

            MORE GRADUATION PARTY IDEAS if you have ideas comment or email them to me to share with the group

            1. A customer from Kansas was in today and she made quilts out of all of her kids sports/dance/school t-shirts. That is such a great idea.

            2. I got another idea from a customer that she hangs up all their kids t-shirts from sports etc on a clothes line for the graduation party.

            We get a lot of quilters in the scrapbook store as there is a nice quilting store in Gretna, Nebraska called "The Quilted Moose". If you quilt you have to check it out as they have such a huge selection of fabrics. We have the accucut dies you can use to cut your fabric to make quilts at the store if you want to come use them. Omaha Nebraska Scrapbook Supply Store

            VICKI AND DEB CAME TO VISIT

            Vicki Chrisman just stopped by with her friend Deb. It was so nice to see them. They were in town visiting the Venice Antique store. They came to shop at Precious Treasures and Vicki even went home with a purse. It was very Vicki! I could never have a store and not sell purses too as I think purses and scrapbooking are pretty much an even addiction for me. I just love when Vicki comes for a visit! My daughter Ruth sid she soes not want to go to school any more and wants me to home school her so she does not miss Vicki coming. hee hee

            Vicki is working on a holder for school papers that we will have on display at the store soon. She is so creative! I am going to be hiring more people to make diplays for the store as we are getting busier in our new location that I am just not finding time. If you are very creative stop by and dicuss some projects.

            MORE NEW ITEMS TODAY glue gliders and new tabbed refills

            We just got in more glue gliders but we also just got the new tabbed refills. These put out a square like the herma tabs runner. You can have different types of adhesives for the glue glider as the cartridges are self contained so they just pop in and out to change the ype of glue you want to use. They also come in a heavy zippered bag for storage. I LOVE my glue glider! I get frustrated if I get to a crop and run out of adhesive. I also like that you can decorate them!

            Oh we also got more adhesives from the crop and glue company: vellum, dots, glue lines and glue rings.

            GRADUATION COOKIES

            My friend Steph had done some cookies for Christmas that I had seen on her blog http://www.simplyliving.blogspotcom/
            With Elkhorns mascot being the deer I thought these would be perfect for graduation at the open house. (without the red nose) and they would be less messy than cake. She could do other mascots also. If you are looking for cakes or cookies for a party check her out. Steph does the cookies and cakes for a living out of her home. Her blog is FULL of wonderful recipes and gardening tips, I have made many of the recipes. Warning looking at her blog makes you hungry.