Saturday, March 28, 2009


Sign up today for a weekend of classes. Vicki Chrisman is our special guest teacher the weekend of May 2-3. She is in almost any magazine you pick up and even had a magazine cover this month. If you did not get a list of the classes register at and another list will come out Tuesday. There is an email you have to reply to in order for you to be added to the list.
Since I will not get to take the classes that weekend I got a sneak peek at one of Vicki's classes as I went to the Day at theLoft in Fremont today. Becky just got a new loft downtown for her photography studio and it is awesome! Vicki taught the most wonderful shadowbox class. It is a MUST! Sign up asap at Precious Treasures as you do not want to miss it. Also Becky Novacek taught a mini album class, we had a great lunch and lots of fun. And you know what a big Tilly and the Wall music group fan I am, well Neely was there! It was great seeing her. She came to surprise her mom Jan (vicki's sister). Check out her new video.

Click here for more class info:

I love this idea of strips. It would be great on a scrapbook page and a wonderful way to use up scraps. I think I will use the idea on next round of page swaps.

I love the brick wall. It has always been a dream to live in a loft downtown as I love the brick look and looking out over the city.

Steps to the loft.

Friday, March 27, 2009


There was a father daughter dance at our church tonight and my dad went with Ruth and they had a great time!


I heard about this on K-Love yesterday. This girl won $25,000 for this sandwich recipe. Sounds gross but it must be good. Let me know if you try it.


-By Jordyn Boyer, 10, of Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Sauce mix:

• 3 Tbsps. Jif creamy peanut butter
• 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
• 2 tsps. honey
• 1 tsp. honey mustard
• 1/2 cup water

Chicken mixture:

• 2 Tbsps. olive oil
• 1 small onion
• 1/2 red pepper
• 1/2 yellow pepper
• 1/2 apple
• 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
• 4 chicken breast slices
• hoagie/sub roll

Cut peppers into strips, cut onions
into rings and slice apples in strips. Put into sauce pan with olive oil and cook on medium heat until soft. Cook chicken breast slices and add to the pepper-onion-apple mix. Cut chicken into strips and add it to the pepper-onion-apple mix.

For the sauce: In a sauce pan on medium heat, add Jif creamy peanut butter, worcestershire sauce, honey mustard, honey, and water. Cook until creamy and soft.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Looking for Klo's number as I have a customer with questions on Pazzles. If you have her number or email send to please.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


We got in a ton of new stuff! Stop by and check it out as we are putting it away right now.

The glossy cardstock is back in also as I know a lot of you were waiting for it.


Do not miss the classes on National Scrapbook Day Weekend. You have to pre-register so please do so quickly so they get enough kits made. Vicki is a famous designer and works for many companies designing and in about every magazine you pick up. She will be teaching all day Saturday. Check her web site at I will be going to Fremont to take classes from her all day next Saturday so I will take lots of photos for you. Sign up on to see them instantly that day. (under Amy Holman-Stewart)

Sunday we will have a whole day of Cricut classes! Veronica and Ashley are both wonderful Cricut teachers! Veronica teaches Cricut and Ashley teaches Sure Cuts a Lot for Cricut AKA SCAL.

There will be awesome food, entertainment etc. It will be a PARTY!


I am finally feeling better and thought I better get my butt in gear with work and the blog. Thank you all for your patience during one of he most difficult times in my life. I am getting back into the swing of things and working hard on National Scrapbook Day which will be a BLAST! Don't miss out! We will be having a huge Diva Party! If you did not get your forms, email and put forms in the subject and they will email them to you. Better yet register on as once you reply to the registration email you will get, you can take 20% off your regular price purchases at the store. (normal exclusions apply, see store for details)

Liz got her prom dress. She found it online for over $300 and we found the same one on ebay for $200. (nuts huh?) She has been dieting with me and she lost a little too much as it was a little big. I told her just not to diet any more before prom. LOL (funny she could not stop texting her boyfriend long enough for a photo) Young love..... If you were at the Make a Wish crop when Liz went to homecoming and Karen had nail polish in her purse and painted her nails, someone swapped shoes with her as she game in argyle print flats etc. It was the funniest thing!!! That was before the boyfriend and she will have it all together I am sure for this dance. Stay tuned for prom photo's.


Paul was working for FCC in Fremont and they did lay offs just like a lot of companies are doing right now. He started working for Monarch Fencing yesterday which is one of the best companies in Omaha for fencing so he was pretty excited. He is still in college and almost done with the first degree and going to start a business degree next. I told him I would pay for his college as long as he was not married or kids. (motivation) I love kaela his fiance but we all know how it goes once you get married, school gets put on the back burner. LOL They are young so have plenty of time.

Paul looking cool on the way to work! Kaela packed him a lunch, what a sweetie!


Daisy had her first trip to the beuty shop and she is just beautiful! She has been prancing around to show us how pretty she looks. LOL She also gained a pound and is up to 5 pounds. She does not have Diva taking her food any more. hee hee

I am back to work! yipee!!!

I have been home the last couple days with a cold and feeling a bit better today. Whatever is going around is pretty yucky! It did give me time to finish up all my scrapbook pages for page swap this month. They turned out really cute. I am working on making an art room at the condo but it is going slow so I took over the dining room. hee hee

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Tim has a LOT of new items out. I love the new tiny attacher as it uses mini staples. There are mini safety pins, metal flowers, metal corners and frames and TONS more.

Seven Gypsies also has a LOT new. They have not had new stuff for a long time that I was really impressed with until this January's CHA and we ordered it all. Come in and check out the new stuff!

Also just got in a huge shipment of the clamp onto you table cup and trash bag holders.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

IDEA / TIP organizing

Ok everyone who knows me KNOWS I am a purse addict! I spent last night organizing my closet. I incorporated photos into my organization taking photos of each item in the boxes. This could be easily done with your scrapbook supplies also. Just snap a quick digital picture of contents of boxes so you do not pull out box after box looking for something.

I just discovered Costco's photo printing. I like matte photos and they do them there in under an hour. Great price also!

TIP / IDEA Organizing

One of my favorite things to organize with is a Pampered Chef tool turn about. They now come in black also. I use them as shown below in my crop room. I also have them in the kids rooms for markers, crayons etc and have one on my dressing table for make up brushes, eye pencils etc. Could also be used in the garage for screw drivers etc. WONDERFUL PRODUCT!


National Scrapbook weekend at Precious Treasures and the Scrappin Studio. It is a Friday through Sunday crop the first weekend in May. Vicki Chrisman and Jan Jenkins will be teaching classes all day on Saturday! You do not want to miss this opportunity as Vicki's work is in about every magazine you pick up. You can take classes even if you are not attending the crop.

Sunday Veronica and Ashley are teachng Cricut classes all day Sunday

If you did not get your forms, stop by the store or register on as we will send them once a week with the newsletter until the crop is full.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


It was either food poisoning or a virus, they never did pinpoint but none of my kids were ever sick so long and I was very scared. I am glad to see them up and running around again. It was even a blessing to see them fighting with each other again LOL.

NEW CUSTOM OVERLAYS AND CUTS (we also custom order)

Lots of new ones, here is some of the new ones that came today. We have a huge selection of local attractions and also can take custom orders for your events, children etc.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Hi Everyone, Veronica again. I just wanted you to know that I posted my April scrapbooking classes at I am doing the usual Cricut beginner, as well as a Scrapbook 101, a Tools of the Trade, a Mom & Me and a Cricut Advanced featuring the Disney characters.
Take a look at the calendar. If you are interested in taking a class, just call the store and let them know. If you have any questions for me, email me at ~Veronica


Hi Everyone, it's Veronica! I just wanted to share a few pictures from last week when I filled in for Amy. I grabbed the kids from school and we went out to run the store until 6 p.m. The kids had a blast because they felt like they were running the store. My son, Robert, is 6 and Mackenzie is 8. Of course, Mackenzie had to dress up! ~ Veronica

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


The twins have not kept anything down since last wednesday and I had them to the doctor on Monday and they ran tests and just found the white count up and proteins in their urine. Since Monday they have not been any better and I took them to the hospital this morning as they were dehydrated. They ran tests all day and we still do not have a cause. I worried it may be carbon monoxide as we just moved to a condo and thats when the sickness started.

Please pray they find out what is causing Ruth and Zacheus to be so sick and they get to feeling better.

Huge thanks to Toyja and Veronica for working the store.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


We ended up at the Melting Pot Friday Night. We all had a lot of fun and ended up back at my place after. I think they had fun looking through my scrapbooks and old yearbooks. LOL


The twins had fun playing their new video game for birthday. We were not completely unpacked from the move but the kids had a blast and all the family was there for dinner. It was a wonderful day!

Saturday, March 7, 2009


What a fun group!!! They had a lot of fun! Come back anytime girls!!!

Friday, March 6, 2009


If you get on facebook I am under Amy Holman and I have had a lot of fun catching up with old friends from school. One friend posted a photo of me in SECOND GRADE last night!!! What a hoot! I have never even seen that picture before. I am in the top photograph and third one from the left. You can click on photo to make it larger.


Leave it to my mom to get a pink cast and have her nails painted to match. She is the queen Diva!!!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Come Crop Friday night

Don't you just love this weather? I just want to go outside and plant flowers and am so ready for spring!!!

OK sweeties, we have openings or Friday nights crop 6-12 but have a private rental of the crop room Saturday. I am looking forward to it as it is a Red Hat group and those are ALWAYS A HOOT! I will try to get pitctures of them to share with you.


Tons of boxes came yesterday. Lots of custom papers and embellishments. We got the Durham Western Heritage Museum paper in also which a lot of people have been waiting for. Wait till you see the new custom football paper! AWESOME!!!

Also in is a new cook book line from the "cookbookin' company" . ADORABLE!!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Bring in your fabric, school t-shirts etc. We now make custom albums! HIGH quality album! Come in and see a sample. Great for graduation, dance, sports etc. We can make 12x12 and x8 sizes.

NEW ITEMS IN TODAY crafty secrets new Jan CHA products

We got in all the new products from Crafty Secrets January CHA. Their new stamps are ADORABLE!!!!! Come see!


Thank you everyone for your patience and help during this VERY difficult time. Thank you to Veronica and Tawnya for holding Friday and Saturday nights crops and for Lindsay and Hannah working the whole weekend by themselves. Also for everyone else for your prayers and well wishes during the move.

The kids and I got moved to an apartment over the weekend and the twins are doing well. It hs been very hard as we have lived in our home since Liz was born and she is going on 18 now. Liz cries a lot as she has to share a room with her sister. But so far no fighting has happened between them. (knock on wood) It is just getting used to sharing your space. We all are getting used to getting up a lot earlier to make the drive to school *yawn* But other than that we are all hanging in there and taking one day at a time and all getting a lot closer to God which is wonderful. :)

The song "Whatever You're Doing" by Sanctus Real has become the kids and I "theme song" and it has helped us through the struggle of all we are going through right now. Video:

Here are the Lyrics.....

It's time for healing time to move on
It's time to fix what's been broken too long
Time make right what has been wrong
It's time to find my way to where I belong
There's a wave that's crashing over me
All I can do is surrender

Whatever you're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos somehow there's peace
It's hard to surrender to what I can't see
but I'm giving in to something heavenly

Time for a milestone
Time to begin again
Revaluate who I really am
Am I doing everything to follow your will
or just climbing aimlessly over these hills
So show me what it is you want from me
I give everything I surrender...


Time to face up
Clean this old house
Time to breathe in and let everything out
That I've wanted to say for so many years
Time to to release all my held back tears

Whatever you're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but I believe
You're up to something bigger than me
Larger than life something heavenly

Whatever you're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but now I can see
This something bigger than me
Larger than life something heavenly
Something heavenly

It's time to face up
Clean this old house
Time breathe in and let everything out