Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What have I done??????

Oh my, what have I done? I just got off the phone with Niki and was telling her I wanted to open the store, buy pretty stuff and pass along some good bargains to my wonderful friends. It was that simple in my head. Boy who was I kidding. There is so much "other" stuff that has to be done that I can't seem to ever catch up. I am sure working full time still has a lot to do with that. Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining because I would not change a thing, I love my store. I guess I am just trying to explain my absence and inconsistency in updating the blog. I have great intentions and sit and imagine all the projects and photos and the new merchandise and how I am going to lay it out in the blog and every thing looks so nice.......in my head! Getting the time to make it happen is my problem. I have some wonderful friends who help me out so much....Tammey, Wanda, Jordan, Kelsey, thank you....but there just doesn't seem to be enough time. I am one of those people that has a hard time letting someone else do something for me. I feel I have to have my hand in everything. I absolutely drive Tammey crazy when she puts merchandise up and I go behind her and move it, ever so slightly, but move it just the same. One of these days I just know that I am going to get my hand slapped. lol.

Before I go any further, I want to say a huge THANK YOU to my design team. You ladies are the BEST. I appreciate you putting up with me and my scatter brain. You do amazing work and I am so blessed to have you in my life and associated with my business. Now, speaking of business......

Did you notice that schedule over to the left, WOW. I am so busy planning for classes, preparing kits and samples and stressing over "are they gonna like it". Below is a class we just completed making a paper bag album. It was so much fun. I hope everyone will see the sample and want to sign up for another class. I thought it turned out so cute.
















Not that I am looking for complements...but, isn't it cute?

I have been getting in a lot of merchandise lately, you saw a little preview in the previous post. If you have questions about pricing please feel free to send me an email.



This is a baby line from Reminisce. The papers are all double sided and have a sheen. Suggested retail is $1.49 but at Precious Scraps it is only $ .99 per sheet. The stickers and embellishments are adorable. We also have the scrapbooks to match.....very cute.


This line is from Cookbookin'. Be sure to click on the photo to enlarge so you can get a good look. I absolutely love this stuff...the retro set, Mom's Diner is to die for. The other line is from Gooseberry patch. We have embellishments for both of these sets as well as some small flip books to decorate.


This line is from Heidi Grace. Stunning papers that are embossed, flocked, and plain, the plain (meaning not flocked or embossed) is double-sided. The chipboard alpha's could go with so many of your scrapbook pages or cards. The rub-on's and stickers are adorable.



This is our Armed Forces line, again from Reminisce. Wonderful double-sided papers. I will be shopping for a more expanded line when I attend CHA in July. We currently have a small selection of Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force.





This is our sports and activities section. We have Football, Basketball, Softball, Baseball, Soccer, Golf and Cheerleading. In the Activities section we have Dance, Hunting, Fishing, and Harley Davidson.

I know, I know, this is a long post.....but I have to show you one more thing. There has been so much discussion and use of the small crocheted flowers that I had a friend on mine, that can do EVERYTHING, make some for me. I will be having these available in the store for sale as well as they can be special ordered to your color selection. Here they are.....



I started this post yesterday (Tuesday) and just finished so I am going to stop for now. I have a lot more pics to show you of some of the new merchandise but will be back this afternoon to add them. Have a great day and as always, thanks for you patience with me and I journey along this new venture and thanks for stoping by Precious Scraps. Bev

5 comments:

Niki Estes said...

Those paper bags albums are so cute, Bev!! I love the colors, patterned papers, and design. I bet that was a fun class. Wish I lived closer. :( I love the crocheted flowers, too! Your friend crochets beautifully! It was great talking to you!

Claire Brennan said...

The paper bag album is stunning Beverly!!!I loved the antiqued colours and the layouts inside are fabulous! The store is filling up so well, I hope you are able to go full time at the store someday and not have to worry about the other job.Big hugs.

whoistracy said...

Bev, you are one busy woman!! I love the new merch, the paper bag album, too. Everything looks wonderful!

Davis Family said...

Take a deep breath! You are doing a great job. Your shop is great looking, in time, things will settle... the good news is you are never bored.

Hugs & Blessings,
em

Sandy in Epping said...

Beverly, You took your idea and ran with it. This is what matters; allow yourself to take a couple of breaths now and again, pat yourself on the back for making a dream come true, and don't look back. We all love success stories. Great work.
Go BEV!!!