Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Introducing...new classes, new lines and new hours

Edited to add:  Don't forget registration for National Scrapbook Day begins April 1st

Precious Scraps is introducing a new lineup of classes called TECH 101.  These classes will be held monthly and will feature a different techniques each month for only $10 per class. We will begin the first class on April 20 with Chipboard.  You will discover over 20 ways to use and or alter chipboard.  I am really looking forward to this new series and hope that those than can get to the store will.  Please check the sidebar to the left  for a listing of dates and topics under the heading of  TECH 101.

I always want to take a minute to update you on some of the new merchandise coming in tomorrow.  We will be adding more Fancy Pants to the store.  The following lines are arriving and will be put out my the end of the week.

We also received more of Tim Holtz Distress Ink's new colors.  Class samples are being prepared for April and are on display in the store.  Stop in and check out all the new papers and classes.  We will be giving you more opportunity to stop in and visit with our new store hours.  Beginning May 11th, Precious Scraps will be open weekdays.  The new hours will be as follows:

Tuesday 10 am - 8 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday 10 am - 8 pm
Friday 10 am - 8 pm
Saturday 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday 1pm - 5 pm

No, I've not left my "other" job, Denise will be at the store Tues, Wed and Thur from 10 am - 6 pm and I will be there the rest of the time.  We will be trying these hours for the summer while school is out until August, if all goes well we will continue them once school starts back up. We hope to start up out Youth and Teen classses while school is out if there is an interest.
The store will be CLOSED this Sunday, April 4th in observance of Easter.
Thanks for stopping in Precious Scraps.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Life is good.....

Plans are being finalized for National Scrapbook Day.  We are going to have a blast on Saturday , May 1st at Precious Scraps.  The day will be full of mini workshops featuring heat embossing, resist embossing, glass etching, candles, cards, scrap pages, air brushing with copics,  crop time and more.  We will break for lunch and you can go out or call in a pizza.  There will be door prizes, contest and EVERYONE will receive a special gift bag from Precious Scraps.  The price will be announced very soon so be sure to check back to the blog or check us out on Facebook at Precious Scraps.  Be sure to mark your calendars to call and sign up.  Space will be limited.  Registration begins on Thursday April 1st. (Cost will be announced prior to opening registration)

Things have been hopping around Precious Scraps.  We have been receiving boxes almost daily.  We now have the new Lush line from My Minds Eye.  It is stunning.  I am having trouble deciding which one is my favorite color scheme.  Check it out......
Is this not simply wonderful.  The top two papers and the all the books are flocked.  We are receiving the brads and rhinestone brads today (they are not in the photos above but you can get a peek below)

I am in the process of unpacking the Quite Contrary line from My Minds Eye as well so be sure to stop in and check it out.  You can see a preview of it here.   It will be out by the weekend.

I've also added a new line to the store, Paper Loft.  I love the simplicity of this line and all the muted colors.
Here is a partial display of some of the beautiful papers in the Grandmas House line currently in the store.

We also have the Alpha stickers and Giant Tags that accompany the line.....

We've also added new Sports, Hunting, Fishing, Camping,  Travel, 4-H, Carvival, Cooking, Cowboy, Four-Wheeling, and Muddin' papers.  Here in Dover a lot of summer fun is enjoyed at the local Mud Bogs.

We have the some of the NEW colors from Tim Holtz distress ink pads from Ranger. We have Barn Door, Bundled Sage, Chipped Sapphire, Wild Honey, Stormy Sky, Crushed Olive, Forrest Moss, as well as adding a couple of old favorites, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed.  We've also restocked our embossing pads with several different brand options.

We've enlarged our scrapbook selections with  more 12x12 Scrapbooks as well as 8x8 books. We have some beautifully embossed leather 12 x 12 albums in an array of colors. We also have added some Pre-Designed 8x8 Books for babies, mother, father, friend, and travel, all just waiting for you to simply add your photos.  Here is a sample of the Friends Album:

We have also restocked our custom school papers for the Stewart County Area. We have ordered more Senior Year Albums.  If you have not seen these you really should stop in and check them out.  They make an excellent graduation gift and are custom designed with SCHS colors and Rebel papers.  We will be adding Henry County to the selection this fall.  If you would like for us to consider adding your are schools please contact us.

Our 2010 Graduation Papers and stickers are starting to arrive as well as our Easter selections.  We have added a few "tools" to choose from as well such as chalk, flock, glitter and much more.  We've also restocked our Kaiser Craft kits and have more coming in.  We've added the packs of rings that accompany these projects. Here is a peek at one of the Easter sets we've received.

We have been busy outside of Precious Scraps as well.  Larry and I went shopping at Lowe's on Friday after having our taxes done (we needed a little pick me up...).  Anyway, they were having a great sale and we have a 70ft x 4 ft planter bed to fill up.  We selected Firepower Nandina, Golden Euonymus, Sunny Knockout Roses, Dward Burford Holly, Gardinia (I know they probably will not make it here but I had to try, the scent is worth it), Fashion Orange Azalea, Crimson Red Azalea, Mountain Fire Pieris and Swarf Cavatine Pieris as well as 5 rose bushes, Oklahoma, Medallion Tea Rose, Kordes Perfecta, Sun Flare Floribunda, and Oregold Hybrid Tea Rose.  I know,  we have our work cut out for use.  I also have some Hostas to transplant there until everything starts to fill in as well as planting some flowers with the weather gets a little warmer.    Here are a few pictures for your enjoyment.

 We have a total of 18 shrubs and 3 rose bushes in the planter and then we planted a yellow rose bush in each corner of the fence in the parking lot.  I cannot wait to see all of these in bloom. I don't have a green thumb at all but my friend Denise does and she has agreed to look after the plants this summer while she is at the store.  She will be opening the store during the weekdays beginning sometime after May 7th.  We will post the days and hours as soon as they are available.  Here is a quick pic of Larry and Denise (it's a good thing neither of them get on here because they would kill me...hehehe)

Almost forgot...look what my friend Judy Key made.  Is it not stunning!

Well I guess that is about enough for today.  I may not update often but when I do......  Thanks for stopping by Precious Scraps.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Best Birthday Ever...

Thank you for all the beautiful birthday wishes today.  I feel so blesses to have such wonderful friends.  I had the best borthday ever.  My friends at the store surprised me last night with cakes, cards, gifts and balloons.  It was amazing.  My wonderful son Kyle surprised me today by coming to my office and taking me to lunch.  I was totally surprised and shocked.  I cried for 20 minutes from pure excitement.  I haven't seen him since Christmas and seeing him was all I could ever want. 

 Kyle is in college at NOSSI College of the Arts studying Photo Journalism and Graphic Arts.  He takes some of the most amazing photos.  If you want you can check out some of his work at A Shared Prospective.

To top off my day my mom cooked dinner for Larry and I and I was again surprised by some of the rest of my family being there.  My sister Peggy made the cutest gift bag (I will have to take a picture to share) and my nephew and his wife were there with their son Trent.  Trent presented me with a beautiful bunch of hand-picked buttercups and better yet a hand-written note.  He is only in pre-K so I will frame and cherish this note forever. The girls at the dental office took me to lunch yesterday and my darling husband is taking me to lunch tomorrow.  WOW, that is a lot of eating.   This evening before leaving for dinner at my moms my neighbor and sister-in-law stopped by with cards and gifts as well.  I feel so loved.

On the store front, We received 5 boxes today with 5 more coming first of the week and more at the end of next week.  Our new Easter should be in  the boxes from today and the New Lush Line as well as Quite Contrary from My Minds Eye will be arrive within the next few days.  We have the new colors from Tim Holtz Distressed Inks coming in and oh so much more.  I will try to update as we unpack things.  It is like Christmas at Precious Scraps. 

Flower Soft has been restocked as well.  We also received the new Ultra Fine Flower Soft and a few new stamps and card fronts.  Be sure to stop in and see all the new stuff.  Here is a little teaser of the flower soft.

Well, after "partying like a rock star" as one of my dear friends put it (actually I don't really party but I did eat alot) I am exhausted.  I think I wil fore go my usual 1 or 2 am bedtime and hit the sack a little early tonight.  Again thank you so much for all the kind words for my birthday left on my facebook and forums.  I love each and everyone of you and could not, again, feel more blessed.  Night all, and thanks for stopping by Precious Scraps.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Cards, Pages and Updates

  I hope you enjoyed your Valentine's  day with those you love.

We've been having a great time here at Precious Scraps celebrating our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY.  I cannot believe it has been a year since we opened the doors.  Sunday, February 21, 2010 we celebrated by giving away a Epic Six Machine from Quickutz to one lucky winner, Christa Blaine (she said to tell you how super excited she is).  We had a great make-n-take using heat embossing.  We  even had a few refreshments for those who stopped in.  I cannot begin to tell you what it means to me the love and support shown by my family, friends and customers during the past year.  I could not have done it without you.

On to a few projects:

As many of you know my son Kyle is 21, and like many young men his age, he does like having me scrapbook him all the time.  So, what's a girl to do?  I borrow everyone else's children.  I recently saw a picture on my friend Christy's photography website ( http://christysstudio.blogspot.com/ ) of Evie.  Evie is one of two beautiful children of Tanya and Bobby.  I could not resist and immediately called Tanya and begged her to let me scrapbook Evie.  I love how this page turned out.  (Be sure to check out other beautiful photographs of Evie and others on Christy's blog)

Here is another page for my "borrowing" someone else's child.  This is Hayden.  I know his family and love this photo that his grandmother took.  It was begging to be placed on a page. 

Here is a simple project I recently complete with items from Tim Holtz. I created the tag when I had a customer come in looking for antique tags for a project.  I told her I didn't have anything but I had some white tags  that she could easily make them appear vintage.  After she left, with ink and tags in her bag, I sat and played with the sample tag and created this beautiful tag with stamps and embossing powder and a few embellishments.

I have enjoyed sitting down and playing with these tags so much.  I created a few more that may be held over for National Scrapbook Day activities.

This is a page my dear friend Denise created using paper from the My Mind's Eye collection
I love the how the snow looks on the tractor.  This has truly been a beautiful winter here in middle Tennessee.  We don't usually see this much snow.

Here is a baby shower invite that my dear friend Tammey created for her son and daughter in law.  They hare having twin boys this summer.  She took Becky Oehlers beautiful design here and changed it up ever so slightly incorporating Winnie the Pooh since the baby's room will be decorated  in Pooh.

Here is a another Kaiser Craft project from Tammey

Here is another Kaiser Craft Kit from Wanda featuring her grandson Jacob.


Wasn't that just TOO cute.  Here is another one of the Kaiser Craft desk top caddy purses.  Jordan, our resident teen, made this one for her mom for Christmas.  (She forgot to give it to her until a month later when I ask her how her mom liked it.  She had put it in her closet to hide it and forgot all about it.  Kim didn't mind receiving it late.  Jenni Bowlin is her favorite paper line.


I am sorry that is is so long between post, time just flies by and before I know it it's been a month. 
I will try to do better.

I want to give a shout out  to the LBL Crop ladies that were here this past weekend.  Thanks so much for visiting us at Precious Scraps.  I met some wonderful ladies and look forward to building some lasting friendships.  See you in September if not before.  Thanks again to everyone who has made this past year so special for us.