Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I got sent this for posting about the great items I found at Gordmans so thought I would share it with you all. It is a 20% off coupon at Gordmans. I love Gordmans decorating department.
To find your kids in a big group photo stick a clear epoxy sticker over your child to magnify them. You can also use diamond glaze or glossy accents but wait for it to dry completely.
- stickles all colors (reorder and glitz stickles)
- Teresa Colling Bling Rings all sizes and lower price!
- Teresa Collins papers (reorders as we carry them all!)
- 4x6 Photo carousels from 7 gypsies
- clear acrylic stamp carousels from 7gypsies
- craft lockers
- ATC spinners from 7 gypsies
- refills for 4x6 photo spinner including office, transparencies and calendar.
- cuttin up cartridge for cricut
- Vala's Punpkin Patch laser cut (new design) (You will only find Vala's scrapbook items at Precious Treasures!)
- Pumpkin Eating Dragon laser cut
- WICKED laser cut
- Scrap Pink at Camp Kitaki laser cut
- vintage glass shard glitters (reorders and a couple new colors)
- 16 new Jolee's designs
- Croppin Around the Clock laser cut
- NEW Henry Doorly Zoo laser cut
- Tim Holtz fragments acrylic tags (special order and extras)
- Teresa Colling rubber stamps (all designs)
I have had about 30 emails from people, yes, I am ok. We just had a very busy weekend!
Saturday: Scrap Pink was Saturday and had a lot of fun. A few of us just spent a lot of time organizing which I was one of them organizing for next weekends crop at Camp Kitaki Tawnya had to leave at 7:00 to go to a Romance Party at her neighbors. She asked if anyone wanted to go and to our surprise all but two ended up going. So we carpooled and I had never been to one of those parties and lets just say it was VERY interesting. LOL After we all came back and scrapbooked. The person that had the party had cats and I am highly allergic so when we got back I went home as I was feeling terrible and Veronica closed out the crop at ??? I am not sure what time they finished up.
Sunday: We had out HUGE garage sale. The weather was wonderful and we got rid of so much stuff. I used to be a pack rat and a few years ago I helped my pastors wife clean her house and she has so much stuff that it made a big change in me that I just want to get rid of everything. So I have been cleaning out the attic and storage room. I even got rid of about 15 purses which for me is VERY hard. I have a ways to go but I made a huge dent in it and what was left from the sale got donated.
Monday: My kids did not have school so we went to the zoo in the morning and left there about 7:15 that night. It is amazing to go to the zoo after it closes at 5:00 as there is hardly anyone there and the animals are hungry! The lions and tigers were all roaring and Zach thought that was pretty cool. We could not have had a better day for weather. Trev took the bus over to the zoo after work and he got to walk around with us also for a couple hours. After we went to Spaghetti works as I had a buy one get one free coupon. But when we went to pay I gave her the coupon she said they could not take it on Mondays as kids eat free that day. Zach piped up and said "We can eat here every Monday!". I had no idea they did that there and we may eat there more and all of us at for under $20 and I cannot even cook for that.
Tuesday: Went to Walgreens before work and dropped off my pictures from the zoo all 373 of them! I took my good camera and lenses and got some great shots. I will share some with you when I get them back. Walgreens has prints for only 10 cents a print this week!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Is this a Diva Cricut bag or what? You can get them in giraffe or zebra print with different colored trim and handles. They are $40.00. There are a lot of colors in stock and others can be ordered. Call or stop by to get yours today.
My friend Anne showed up at the store today. What a nice surprise. She missed girls night last night as she had to attend her husband work function. Those darn husbands! hee hee
She always has a project going. She is working on acrylic tags for a swap and needed to cut a bunch out and was looking for ideas for her grandson's birthday. I told her about the ABC books I made for my kids with things like "A is for Aunt Trudy" and a photo of trudy and then I put used up lots of stickers with things starting with each letter on the pages. My kids loved to look at them and still do. Anne bought the the HARD plastic sleeves to make books out of and I have made several for toddlers as they can chew the heck out of them and not hurt them. LOL I have one on display at the store.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
There is nothing better than a night with all of your girlfriends. I think one of God's greatest blessings is friends. I cannot imagine life without them. We ended up with 9 of us that came to the Chick Market. We loved looking at all the new Christmas things. It got me in the mood for the holidays. The girls do such a good job of displaying everything and have the most wonderful items for sale. My friend Jana who is doing a whole scrapbook line for the store I told you about was working tonight and she said it is almost ready. I am so excited to see it all. She leaves for vacation Monday for a week and should have it set up at the store the first week in October.
While waiting I went outside and met John Hoich. He owns owns the strip mall where Chick Market is and he was trying to talk to me about moving to a bay next to Chick Market and even offered to put slat wall up on the whole thing. He was telling me about all the places he owns and all he has done and I was very impressed and he is a very interesting guy.
Karen and Lexie came to Chick Market but could not join us for dinner. Then the rest of us, Rosemary, Kaylee, Tawnya, Liz, Betty, Jackie and I all went to Hectors after a couple HOURS of the Chick Market. We got our margaritas and had lots of wonderful conversation!
Many people say, sure I’d love to scrapbook if I had nothing to do all day but cut and paste things. The real waste of time is not creating a scrapbook, but rather taking pictures, dropping them off at the store, picking them up, putting them in a box, and then wasting numerous hours trying to find a specific picture months later. Why take pictures if you’re just going to coral them in the closet like cattle? Making a scrapbook is about preserving memories for future generations. With scrapbooks, people organize their pictures, souvenirs and mementos into themes and create mini-histories using safe materials to ensure the photos will last ages. Simply put, scrapbooks are more than fun times with friends, or that fulfilling feeling you get when you create something. Scrapbooks are is also an investment in your family and future generations.
Find Time to Scrapbook
Alright, so how do you make time? Don’t think you have to belt out a scrapbook in one sitting. Most people are short on time with a tall list of things to do, so their goal is to create a page here and there which will eventually complete a themed album. Like with anything else you want to accomplish, you must schedule time and break your project into little steps. You can sort through photos while the kids nap or are out to play. Think up themes and come up with design ideas when you are out and about and bombarded with color combinations. If you have a small child or children you may find it difficult to schedule time to breathe, let alone scrapbook, but there is always time, even if all you can spare is fifteen minutes here or ten minutes there, at least you can get a little done, like sorting pictures or placing one on a page. Once you have experienced the rewards from scrapbooks, you’ll find that time for it magically appears.
We got 8 new die cut papers in today and only .99 per sheet! (They normally are 1.99) We work hard trying to get prices down and just keep lowering them. The more we buy the more we can negotiate so just keep shopping at Precious Treasures!
CLEAN OUT YOUR CRAFT ROOM!! GARAGE SALE: CRAFT SUPPLY SCRAPBOOK SUPPLY SALE OCTOBER 25 get your number
Clean out those craft rooms and get money to buy new products!!! Call the store 763-9675 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and put number in the subject line. Include your name and phone number. Bring your stuff the week before the sale. Everything must be marked with a price and your number. You will get 100% of your sales in a Precious Treasures Gift Card. So you will have money to buy new supplies and getting organized at the same time. Don't miss this fun event! You can bring any craft supplies, scrapbook suppies, stamps etc. Items that are not sold can be picked up after 6pm or the day after.
After Sunday any remaining items left will be donated between Make a Wish and Lutheran Family Services. NOT LOCAL??? If you are not local and want to mail your items to sale you are more than welcome as I know we have a lot of customers who are not local. We will call you after the sale and you can let us know what you want to purchase with your gift card and we will ship it back to you. So join in on the fun!
If you want to join us email me at email@example.com There is nothing like a girls night! We are going to the Chick Market at 5:00 and will be there at least an hour or more. And then to Hectors for dinner and Margarita's. (This day cannot go fast enough) We are having so much FUN today with the awesome music and just keep dancing around the store.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
We added a juke box to the store. Hannah loaded the music on it tonight and it is all set to go. It is a lot of fun! There are even bubbles that move through the light around it once it heats up. It reminds me of the old bubble lights on the Christmas tree ornaments. I cannot wait to get to work to play with it. :)
Hannah showed up at work today with 6 cans of spray paint as I decided to paint all the pipes and concrete block by the NEW back door as it was so ugly back there. People can start parking out back to crop and it will be easy to unload starting at this weekends crops.
NOTE: You should spray paint in a well ventilated area, not inside. I think I have been inhaling too many paint fumes. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.................... Tawnya came by tonight to help me fill goody bags and she walks in and says, "do you know your lips are black?" I had black paint even in m hair. LOL
We use all of the funds from the crop room for buying more tools for you to use while you are here. This month we added a bind it all machine. We sell the wires individually and in packages for it. Make books for Christmas gifts quickly and they look professional.
We got in a bunch of purses, wallets and bags. We will be getting a lot more gift items in the next month so please think of us when you are Christmas Shopping. Hard to believe it is almost October already.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Well I broke down and got an ipod but I have no idea how to work it. LOL It came in the mail from Apple today and I did not even find time to get time to get it opened today at work. I am going to have Hannah come work tomorrow night and pay her to figure it out and put music on it. I am so not into electronics. I made it clear through the VCR age without even learning to record anything.
Someone asked for Coke Embellishments and I ordered 7 different things. They all came in today.
Also from Ranger we got in all the inks pads we already ran out of colors. I love Ranger products as they all coordinate from paint dabbers, embossing powders, ink pads and more. I keep telling them they just need the papers now to match. :)
I did not tell you about this until I got my order as it seemed too good to be true. I ordered all the free stuff including playing cards, photos, calendars etc. It was all free but shipping was $71.00. I got a ton of stuff though.
Now I just went in and did another order and when I took off all the non-print stuff (like watches, calendars etc) shipping was a LOT less. I got $126.00 worth of prints for free and shipping cost me only $28.00. Most of the order was enlargements. On this order I just placed I had 50- 4*6 photos, 50- 5*7 photos, 10- 8*10's and 10- 12*18's all for free and shipping was only $28.00.
Ship Time: Excellent as they come clear from Hong Kong
Packaging: Excellent as the enlargements all come in tubes. Stop by the store and I can show you the first things I received.
Customer Service: They have a phone number and email right on the web site.
Go here to sign up and once you are signed up on the left side of your screen about half way down click on discounts and credits and you will see all the free stuff in your account. I do not get anything for you signing up. I just like to pass on good deals to my friends. If you know any good deals email them to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Link to sign up for artscow.com, try them and let me know what you think.
We are working on getting the rights for many more places since we are on the interstate we get a lot of travellers stopping in.
Today we got in the following laser cuts and they are BRAND NEW DESIGNS and will only be found at Precious Treasures!!!
- Vala's Pumpkin Patch
- Omaha Childrens Museum
- Air and Space Museum
- Henry Doorly Zoo
We also got in clip it ups and extenders. We had a couple also that did not have enough clips in them and they sent replacement hooks for those.
We got in reorders of bingo cards, mini bingo cards, journalling tags, scallopped die cuts, mini scallopped papers, mini printed papers in the yellows, blacks and red and navy. Also got in the die cut letters.
October 3-4-5 at Camp Kitaki: We have one open spot left and one person that is coming but does not hink she will crop so we may be able to fit 2 in. No one has to have a top bunk (unless you want one) We made sure we have enough beds so no one gets forced to the top. LOL
Liz has volunteered to come work with the girls that are coming doing some dance classes, cheer classes and some other activities. I went and got a BUNCH of prizes and a BUNCH of chocolate this morning before work so no one will go home without a prize and have enough chocolate to keep them croppin! I am so excited
September 27th: We still have a few openings for Saturday September 27th. It is a 12 hour crop from noon to midnight and only $25.00 which includes dinner and snacks. I KNOW it is a game night. Doesn't Scrap Pink know football is more important in Nebraska? LOL
Monday, September 22, 2008
Veronica, again! My Cricut classes have very popular, so I've added another Thursday night class in October, on the 9th, and put dates for November on the calendar, too.
And after some discussion with my students and Amy, I've also designed some more advanced Cricut classes and put them on the calendar for November. I am going to do a "Christmas with Cricut" class, which will show you how to use your Cricut to make very unique Christmas cards. Not only will we cut designs and words to put on cards, I'll also show you how to cut cards and coordinating envelopes.
Please note that this is a class for those who are fairly experienced with their machines. And please see the calendar for dates and information on what to bring!
Hope to see you there!
P.S. I also plan to do Cricut classes that focus on creating Disney characters in December or January.
Hi, Veronica here! I just had to share about the amazing weekend the kids and I had going down to the Applejack Festival in Nebraska City. The weather was gorgeous, the orchards had a bumper crop of apples and my kids had a absolute blast! We went to Pumpkin Ridge Farms and then to the Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure, ending with a visit to the Arbor Farms' U-Pick apple orchard. If you ever get a chance to go, it is well worth the drive! Enjoy my pictures! ~ Veronica
That's my daughter, Mackenzie, in the doggie hat.
And this is my daughter, Mackenzie, doing her favorite thing -- climbing trees like a monkey!
Mackenzie finally finds an apple she thinks looks good enough to eat!
It's a good thing she likes sour stuff!
"See mom, I ate the skin and all!"
This is my son, Bob. I think this was the first time he's ever eaten an apple that wasn't peeled and cut up for him.
Jen is a customer and friend who has a business selling purses and adorable girls items. She even has a space at the Chick Market (my favorite store) http://harborfarmchickmarket.com/
Their prices on handbags etc are the best around. She is the one who sells those train cases I showed you that perfectly fit the CTMH stamp envelopes which you can buy seperately to organize your non CTMA stamps also. (And look cute to boot!)
I was at Jens house today and awhile back I had told her about the wallet Tawnya got me for birthdays with red zebra print and she surprised me as she got in the matching purse and gave it to me for a gift today! What a sweetie! Now I just need Husker tickets to go show it off.
I was just sent this and checked it out and *77 is correct and could save your life/
I knew about the red light on cars, but not the *77 It was about 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon, and Lauren was driving to visit a friend. An UNMARKED police car pulled up behind her and put his lights on. Lauren's parents have always told her never to pull over for an unmarked car on the side of the road, but rather to wait until they get to a gas station, etc.. Lauren had actually listened to her parents advice, and promptly called *77 on her cell phone to tell the police dispatcher that she would not pull over right away. She proceeded to tell the dispatcher that there was an unmarked police car with a flashing red light on his rooftop behind her. The dispatcher checked to see if there were police cars where she was and there weren't, and he told her to keep driving, remain calm and that he had back up already on the way. Ten minutes later 4 cop cars surrounded her and the unmarked car behind her. One policeman went to her side and the others surrounded the car behind. They pulled the guy from the car and tackled him to the ground. The man was a convicted rapist and wanted for other crimes. I never knew about the *77 Cell Phone Feature, but especially for a woman alone in a car, you should not pull over for an unmarked car. Apparently police have to respect your right to keep going to a safe place. *Speaking to a service representative at ** Bell ** Mobility confirmed that *77 was a direct link to State trooper info. So, now it's your turn to let your friends know about *77. Send this to every woman (and person) you know; it may save a life. This applies to ALL 50 states.
Well no sale today due to pouring rain so I am up in the attic pulling out more stuff and going to try a sale next Sunday. I have a ton more stuff to get out so maybe it was for the best as we got rid of so much stuff yesterday which gave me room to pull out more. If you need costumes I am getting rid of all of them and have quite a collection. Also tons of holiday decorations for all holidays. I am cleaning out everything until my house is clean. :)
3 blocks south of Dodge off skyline drive We got rained out but that is ok as we have moved it to Sunday September 28th from 9-4 and after that it is all being donated.
We pulled out a TON more stuff. LOTS of Halloween Costumes and Christmas Decorations added and lots more kids clothes. 95% of them are a DOLLAR or less! Sale is located 3 blocks south of Dodge off Skyline Drive. Look for signs. Skyline Drive is about 218th and Dodge. Boya and Girls, Gap, Oilily, baby lulu, Polo, Justice, Boutique, Abercrombie and more. Anything left is going to Goodwill. Only baby thing we have is a fold up portable Graco Playpen. Lots of furniture, designer handbags, toys, holiday decorations, store displays, stuffed animals, bikes, excercise equiptment, HUGE video/cd rack (like 4 feet long) store fixture, (if you have a big video DVD collection or a store this is an awesome deal as we paid $499.99 for it and selling it for only $50.00. There are 3 desks, long dresser, Halloween Costumes, Plus size clothes, weekenders clothes, 2 televisions, A cabinet for big screen tv or it also holds three 4 drawer file cabinets perfectly, Mens large-2x clothing, shoes, Playmobile / brio train table, brio workbench, Little Tikes, Precious Moments, Rubber stamps, cherished teddies, tool boxes, Dodge and Mack truck stuff, Fishing items, Tents, LOTS of Amish items, Pennsylvania House like new couch, craft items, Longaberger, tupperware, pictures, lots of cookbooks, pheasantz forever items, religious books, pampered chef, tupperwares, board games, jewelry, make up, purses Lious Vuitton, Coach, Dooney and Bourke, Burberry, Vera Bradley, Brighton and more. LOTS of bedding all sizes , waverlyy, Company store, pottery barn and simply shabby chic. (NICE) . Sunday, September 28st from 9-4 after that it is all off to Goodwill
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I do a garage sale about every three years and it is exhausting! From the pictures you will see why. I have HUGE sales. With 4 growing kids there is always a lot of clothes and we do a buck each so they sell fast. It was such a beautiful day today. I am having it tomorrow also. Then I will be so relieved to get back to work. Paul sleeps days so I am sure he will love having a quiet house again too. I will be putting more stuff out tomorrow as I am in the mood to purge. We are hoping to earn enough to get carpet in the dining room since the gallon of dark green paint spilled on it. :(
Paul is used to sleeping days and here we caught him asleep on the sectional we had in the garage sale.
Posted by Precious Treasures at Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I have been getting ready for a garage sale at my house in Elkhorn which is tomorrow and Monday. I am exhausted. I don't ever just have a tiny garage sale, you will have to see it to believe it. I only do it every few years so there is TONS! Whatever does not sell is going to Goodwill Monday night as it is not coming back into my house. LOL (I will take photos tomorrow)
Here are the details http://omaha.craigslist.org/fuo/848240689.html
Posted by Precious Treasures at Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
We give 30% off the Bind-it-all machines, dreamkutz and Cricut machines and cartridges all the time. We do ship.
- HUGE brads some up to almost 3" across
- Dog charms
- In Memory album kit (for remembering someone who has passed away)
- clippers and clips
- phrase makers, refills and inks
- chic rolling totes which we got free clutches for ordering at CHA and we are giving them to you when you purchase the rolling bag ($14.99 value)
- tiny embossing trays (LOVE these)
- video game epoxy stickers
- CUTE gumdrop paper
We got in the all the new Karen Foster Halloween papers. We had a customer requesting the Halloween Costume paper and it is here! :)
The new Fiskars Trimmers and blade refills
Cuttlebug Halloween embossing folders
Staz On ink pads (reorders) State license plates (reorders)13x13 cutting mats in pink
wooden tag alphabets (cute)
Tawnya gave me this idea. When she scrapbooks a layout she takes all the scraps and embellishments she has left and right away uses them up and makes a card or two out of them. There is nothing left to pack away and organize and she has cards on hand for any ocasion that may pop up.
The nest three in the Nebraska papers came and they are unbelievable. One even has the man selling brooms on it. These will be a limited edition and only sold at Precious Treasures Scrapbook Store just outside Omaha Nebraska at the Nebraska Crossing Mall in Gretna.
Here are all my finds from the Chick Market last night. I love to stamp and I have several CTMH stamp set but what I love from them is their clear snap envelopes. These are the ones their stamps come in. They sell them empty and I use them to organize all my acrylic stamps from other companies. If you look below at the train cases, I found that these fit the envelopes perfectly and are adorable too. They have all different colors at the Chick Market. (180th pacific) The smaller train cases they sell fit 4x6 photos.
The ladder I had to have as it was PINK! There is another one at the store that is taller. They are great at home for towel racks. The white shelf behind it was a garage sale find on the way to work this morning. Only $7.50! I should not be going to garage sales as Iam having one at my house this Sunday. It will be HUGE!
These fit the CTMH stamp envelopes perfectly.
Yes, they do have other colors than pink and black. LOL
I actually have to go get two more as I did not have enough room.
I think I have too many stamps? nah..
I could not sleep last night at all. I was up for infomercials. So I got up and made pancakes this morning. Fresh blueberries are so good right now. I put granola and blueberries in them and they are so delicious. I am suppose to be dieting but I ate only one of them, I could not resist. :)
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Today Tawnya a friend of mine and I hit the Chick Market before Scrapbook Club and I got some great finds! Tawnya had not been there and she said I might as well leave her there as she was in heaven! She even bought a purse and a whole lot of other things. I have been hunting for some funky store fixtures. Stay tuned as I will post photos tomorrow. If you have never been to the Chick Market it is a MUST SEE!!! It is my favorite store. It is located on 180th and Pacific in the strip mall. They have everything from purses to antiques, jewelry, holiday decorations, baby clothes and toys, womens clothes and so much more. You just have to see it for yourself. Tell them Amy from Precious Treasures sent you. I want to give them as much business as possible as I want them to stay in business as long as possible. :) I just wish they were out at the Nebraska Crossing Mall with us.
I will just keep adding to this post as I unload as there is better stuff in these boxes.
- art bin 12x12 locking clear containers witht he pink ribbon on them and they come with file dividers and labels
- Heidi Swapp Clocks
- cricut mats both sizes
- red apple cut out lace paper
- green apple cut out lace paper
- tricycle paper (special request)
- Heidi Swapp clock overlays
- hannah montana stamps (clear acrylic)
- In Stitches templates, piercers, threads, mats and templates
- cropper hopper plastic photo envelopes
- ALL staz on ink pads and also the reinkers (I always buy a reinker when you get a stamp pad)
- wrestling jollees
- high school musical clear acrylic stamps
- hannah montana scrapbook paper
- ruby slippers
ALL ADIRONDACK EMBOSSING POWDERS (match the ink pads, paint dabbers, pens colors)
- locker talk
- graphically speaking
- pooh and friends
- making the grade
- printing press
They have quit making the albums and protectors from this company. So many people use them and it was bad how the company did it as they should have given a years notice as once you start an album style you usually want to keep using the same style.
I want to get rid of everything in one big lot and you could make a fortune selling them on ebay as there are none out there. I wil give you 50% off to take it all as one big lot. If sold individually we are not giving any discounts on any of the 12x12 as they are in such high demand right now. It all comes to 1323.23 -50%= 661.16. It could all be shipped but shipping charges would apply.
Muti-Packs I have 15
Style F I have 2
Style D I have 11
ligh blue 12x12 albums 3
green albums 6 coming
8*12 ivory albums: I have 8
8x12 protectors I have 58
We have sold hundreds of the Digi -Scrappin books since they came out as it is the BEST way to learn photoshop. Even if you do not want to digitally scrapbook and just take digital photos this book is a MUST HAVE! Some community colleges are even using it for their class book.
Now they have come up with a DVD of it!! How cool is that? We just got them in today. Amanda Dykan the author is an excellent teacher as my husband and I both have taken many of her classes at trade shows and conventions. She makes it easy for anyone to learn photoshop. and learn all it can do without getting overwhelmed as she teaches it in steps. She has three books in the series now and I have liked them as once I get the first book down then I practice with all of that and move on to the next book. If I can learn it anyone can!
My friend Betty brought this too me last night just because. She is such a sweetheart! It smells soooooo... goooood! It just smells like fall. I love to burn candles and I have a tray in my living room on the coffee table that has about 25 candles and I light them all at once and turn the lights off and it is so relaxing. There is just something about candlelight.
Teresa Collins is having a contest for the best display for her retailers that carry all of her line. If we win she will come teach classes free of charge for a day. We could also win a huge gift certificate or a ton of products which we will split with everyone who helps. So.... If you are creative and want to take part call me or email me. We need to come up with something spectacular! My friend Ti in Sioux City dreamed about it last night. I sure wish she lived closer as she is so creative. I need someone who can cut wood as I am not a tool person. When we put our addition on our house I tried to help and shot a nail from a nail gin through my finger. So unless it is unscrewing post from a scrapbook or using a cropadile I do not do tools. LOL
I am going to the Chick Market after work today with a friend and I am going to see what I can find there too for diplays.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
What have you done?
( X ) Gone on a blind date
( X ) Skipped school
( x ) Watched someone die
( ) Been to Canada
( x ) Been to Mexico
( x ) Been to Florida
( X ) Been on a plane
( X ) Been lost
( X ) Been on the opposite side of the country
(X ) Gone to Washington , DC
( X ) Swam in the ocean
( X ) Cried yourself to sleep
( ) Played cops and robbers
( x ) Recently colored with crayons
( ) Sang Karaoke
( x ) Paid for a meal with coins only?
( X ) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't?
( ) Made prank phone calls (before caller ID and *69)
( X ) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
( X ) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
( X) Danced in the rain
( ) Written a letter to Santa Claus
( X ) Been kissed under the mistletoe
( X ) Watched the sunrise with someone you care about
( X ) Blown bubbles
( X ) Gone ice-skating
(X ) Been skinny dipping outdoors
( X ) Gone to the movies
1. Any nickname? "Kid" (had it sonce I was a kid, I wonder if it is because I have never grown up???) LOL My dad and uncle Frank still call me it
2. Mother's name? Phyllis
3. Favorite drink? Iced tea
4. Tattoo? 3 decorative, kids names, a crab and angel wings on other areas and 4 cosmetic eyebrows and eyeliner (YES it hurts)
5. Body Piercing? Ears 3 times
6. How much do you love your job? LOVE IT!!!
7. Birthplace? Iowa
8. Favorite vacation spot? Chicago
9. Ever been to Africa? no
10. Ever eaten cookies for dinner? Yes
11. Ever been on TV? yes
12. Ever steal any traffic sign? no
13. Ever been in a car accident? yes but never one that was my fault, knock on wood.
14. Drive a 2-door or 4-door vehicle? 4
15. Favorite salad dressing? blue cheese
16. Father's name? Mike
17. Favorite number? 3
18. Favorite movie? The Notebook
24. Favorite toothpaste? pearl drops
25 Favorite smell? my grandma and grandpas house when grandpa was cooking breakfast
26. Favorite hobbies? Scrapbooking, Decorating, Photography, Music
27. Birth date? 7-11
28. How do you see yourself in 10 years? Still working at Precious Treasures, hopefully starting on turning our 8 bedroom house into the retreat center as the twins will be out of school by then. Hopefully skinny too.
29. Furthest place you will send this message? ???
30. Who will respond to this the fastest? Vicki and my mom
Diva loved all the attention tonight when we were playing bunko at the store. I think she loved all the food also. If you are interested in being on our sub list email email@example.com and put "bunko" as the subject. We may start a second bunko group to meet at the store if we get enough people. Our first group is full.
I can post this joke as I am a blonde and trust me I have lots of blonde moments. :)
It's fun to cook for Tom. Today I made angel food cake. The recipe said beat 12 eggs separately. The neighbors were nice enough to loan me some extra bowls.
MONDAY: Tom wanted fruit salad for supper. The recipe said serve without dressing. So I didn't dress. What a surprise when Tom brought a friend home for supper
TUESDAY: A good day for rice. The recipe said wash thoroughly before steaming the rice. It seemed kind of silly but I took a bath anyway. I can't say it improved the rice any.
WEDNESDAY: Today Tom asked for salad again I tried a new recipe. It said prepare ingredients; lay on a bed of lettuce one hour before serving. Tom asked me why I was rolling around in the garden..
THURSDAY: I found an easy recipe for cookies. It said put the ingredients in a bowl and beat it. There must have been something wrong with this recipe. When I got back, everything was the same as when I left.
FRIDAY: Tom did the shopping today and brought home a chicken. He asked me to dress it for Sunday. I don't have any clothes that fit it, and for some reason Tom keeps counting to ten.
SATURDAY: Tom's folks came to dinner. I wanted to serve roast but all I had was hamburger. Suddenly I had a flash of genius.. I put the hamburger in the oven and set the controls for roast. It still came out hamburger, much to my disappointment.
GOOD NIGHT DEAR DIARY. This has been a very exciting week! I am eager for tomorrow to come so I can try out a new recipe on Tom. If I can talk Tom into buying a bigger oven, I would like to surprise him with a chocolate moose.
Monday the kids were off school. I took them out to the Wildlife Safari and we had so much fun. We decided to hike it and got off the trails and a little lost. I found out the GPS on my blackberry phone works. :) I brought my good camera and took pictures all day only to find when I went to download them the camera card was not in there. I was just sick. I guess we will have to go back.
After we were through we headed out to Camp Kitaki to measure as we have had so many more people wanting to go to Scrap Pink. They opened another room to us so we can set up the Cricuts and all the tools in that room so we are able to get more people in to crop. We are down to only three more openings after I emailed everyone on the waiting list. If you are interested do not wait as it will go out in the email blast tomorrow. It is so beautiful at the camp and there is a HUGE Adirondack red chair there that we are hoping will fit our whole group for the group picture. (I am planning scrapbook pages already) LOL We are cropping from 5 on Friday to 5 on Sunday and the cost is only $100.00 which includes lodging and meals. Any profits will be going to breast cancer research.
When we were through there I went out to Bakers Candy to pick up my order only to find they closed at 4:30 and it was only 4:35. The kids were bummed as they had never been out there. So on the way back we drove through Ashland. I have so many great customers from there
I thought we would drive to the town. It was AWESOME!! I cannot wait to go back when all the cute little shops are open. We did a lot of window shopping and went to the variety store which was open. It was like stepping back in time as the store had a little bit of everything. After we went to a pizza shop in the old downtown and had dinner. It was delicious and Zacheus was more thrilled with their mechanical trash cans. LOL It had a sensor on it so as soon as you got near it, it would open. (he is all boy)
- We got in scalloped velvets in multiple colors which are georgeous!
- There are velvets with ruffled edges
- Ribbon that has a zig zag stitch down the middle to look like you sewed it on your page or card.
- One that says the word "smile" all over it
- One that says "Thanks"
- pepermint stripes as shown above in the photo
We will soon be offering Copic Marker Classes. Anita will be going down to Copic to get trained to be a certified teacher for Copic and we will start classes when she gets back. She is scheduled to go in October then check the calendar on www.ptdiva.com for class times.
Copic markers are like non-other, You can replace the tips, you can refill them. They are different as they are alcohol based and blend so well. You can even use them on your metals just as you would alcohol inks.
- ALL the genuine silk ribbons from Creative Impressions (try stamping on these for a breathtaking look) Also use them as a necklace adding a charm to them or better yet a brown dog art piece. You will get so many compliments.
- ALL the new glitter / glimmer twill ribbons from Creative Impressions 15 colors
Well we are sad to hear Daisy D's is for sale. We orders ALL of their vintage Christma papers they had left as they are not reprinting as she said if it does not sell they will close. Their vintage Christmas papers are my all time favorites.
We got them all in today but they will be in the drawers until after Halloween so check them out in the drawers in the front of the store. Stock up as this could be all their is as they are not reprinting either.
We also got in rub on tapes from them that look like stitching all 5 styles
6x6 paper pads for Christmas
8x8 paper pads that are adorable and called "Girlfriends"
full of wonder rub ons
birthday rub on packs
gymnastics 12x12 clear overlays
gymnastics ticket embellishments
wrestling 12x12 clear overlays
wrestling ticket embellishments
basketball 12x12 clear overlays
lots of other artistic 12x12 papers too many to list
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I am in love with the crepe paper ribbons as there are so many uses for them and they are a totally different look. Here are some other ideas from Jenni Bowlin. We are a full line Jenni Bowlin Retailer. (We just love their products) :)
10% of sales of the pink ribbon items goes to breast cancer research
- Pink Ribbon Rubber Ducks
- Pink Ribbon rubber bracelets
- Pink Ribbon silver bracelets
- Pink Ribbon antena toppers
- pink ribbon scrapbooks
We have pink ribbon brown bag art jewelry coming soon!
We also made up some pink ladybug tags and they are FREE for a $2.00 donation to Susan G. Komen.
A lady was just in from Yutan and she said she is completing her bucket list and scrapbooking it. I LOVED the idea. If you have not seen the movie "Bucket List" the list is everything you want to do before you kick the bucket. What an awesome thing to scrapbook and hand down to generations to come.
If you have not seen Dimensional Pearls Paints stop by and we will show you samples. They are wonderful.
We also got in lots of new colors of embossing powders! Just in time for Christmas card making. And we got in a new product called embossing puffs. It is embossing powder that puffs up. Great for snow!!!
We got in every design of Teresa Collins new 8x8 papers. We are a full line Teresa Collins retilers and YES we do ship. :)
Also leave it to Teresa to come up with PINK paper display racks. Love em!
- puffy reindeer
- puffy trees
- puffy hearts white and ivory
- puffy pumpkins
- puffy ghosts
- puffy stars gold and silver
- puffy baby boy and baby girl
- red ribbon with white stars (greta for sports pages)
- green ribbon with white stars
- blue ribbon with white stars
- silver metallic ribbon
- gold metallic ribbon
Lots and Lots of idea books in today. Things from card making, altered board books, mini albums, party favors and invitations, all kids scrapbook pages, greeting cards and gift wrap, floral punch craft,fiber idea books and many many more.
Monday, September 15, 2008
After lots of blood tests and x-rays we found out she has a back injury. She is our little dare devil that jumps off the bed and Daisy will not jump. So needless to say we are getting steps for our bed. She go a prescription to help the inflamation and we check her again in a week. I am so relieved she is ok. I sure love that dog.
Posted by Precious Treasures at Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I had such an awesome day yesterday, first my friend Judy came for a visit to the store, then Stephanie and to top it off Miss Vicki showed up! The day could not get any better! Check her blog for all the details. http://vickichrisman.blogspot.com/2008/09/flea-market-saturday.html The photo was taken by Vicki and there are more photos on her AWESOME blog! The wonderful day just kept going as my friend Rosemary came to crop for the first time.
I cropped the pictures I took at the party at Vicki's last night and today and it ended up being a whole album! I think I got a little picture happy at her house. hee hee It will be an album of a very special day that I will cherish forever!
Rosemary's ears must have been burning yesterday when I was telling you about her never scrapbooking. I was thrilled she came to Diva Night last night and made a card and then had nothing else to work on. I teased her and said I have tons of pictures if she wanted to scrapbook them. To my surprise she said "Sure". So of course she picked the most adorable pictures, the ones of Diva and Daisy. She did a GREAT job!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Hannah works at the store part time and her mom is Rosemary who is our imprinting manager and worked at our Elkhorn store. We always tried to get Rosemary to scrapbook (and she is VERY artistic) but we never got her to start. We got Hannah though and she did a GREAT job! I am just trying to figure out who Zachary is? *wink* It is cute as she said all of the things on the page have meaning in their relationship.
Posted by Precious Treasures at Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
My GREAT friend Tawnya said she would help me next weekend paint the walls etc by the back door. I painted the door today, of course it HAD to be pink! We are hoping to have it all done in time for Scrap Pink so people can pull right up to the back door and unload their stuff which will be so nice!
A new back door is not a big deal to some people but in my life it is HUGE as we have over 20 trash cans in the crop room and receive boxes every day and we have had to take trash to our car and drive it around to the back and I also pay Paul to come get the weekend trash after crops once a week so he can load it all in his pick up. I LOVE that door! LOL
We have had a lot of interest in the Scrap Pink Weekend and at this point we are full and everyone has paid. We have a lot of people disapointed they are not getting to go. So here is the deal.
If we rented another area for scrapbooking we need to know how mnay would be interested. So if you are seriously interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org or Karen at email@example.com Karen and I are going to drive out there on Monday and discuss it with them so let us know by then please.
They are finally here!!! They are a light and dark pink HUGE scrapbook bag and a matching tool totes all with the embroidered pink ribbon. 10% goes to Susan G. Komen! I LOVE the black swirl bag as it is adorable!! We also got some black with a gray trim for those guys who scrapbook.
WOuld be great for organizing your kids color books and crayons, college students, for organizing bath supplies and so much more.
Mention "Bloggers Special" and take 20% off any of their bags. No toher discounts apply. Stock up for Christmas gifts.