has been an eventful week, one filled with
sadness as well as blessings. I just told a
friend that I have to keep reminding myself that
the sorrows, problems, and stresses in my
life.... are not everyone else's... and that the
store needs to remain a "Happy Place" so that
others can escape the stress in their own lives,
for a few brief moments of pleasure!
My problem is two-fold... the very nature of our
business is to share with one another in both
good times as well as bad and that I wear my
heart on my sleeve! When you hurt, I hurt,
and when you're joyous, I'm joyous. It's just
the nature of my being. I am thankful that I'm
in a business that embraces emotions, and feel
blessed to be surrounded by so many people that
care. Be careful when entertaining strangers,
because you never know when you might be
entertaining angels in disguise.
I lost my biggest fan, supporter, mentor and
surrogate mother, to brain cancer last Friday
and the void will be impossible to fill. If
you've ever met anyone who lights up a room,
fills the air with true joy and happiness and
has a cup that is so full it spills over onto
anyone she comes in contact with... then you've
met JiJi. For almost 30 years she has been the
worlds greatest cheerleader. She was the
definition of HAPPINESS, and her
enthusiasm for life was contagious. I loved her
very much and the ache in my heart will be
filled with the sound of her laughter, the
memory of her smile as well as her mantra "Have
a Happy Day!"
Jenny had minor surgery on Wednesday and has
been home recuperating. We are happy to report
that all went well and she'll be back on her
feet soon. Thanks for all the calls, emails and
encouragement. She should be back to work on
We're all feeling the effects of the economy and
no one knows better than we do how tight money
is... so we're trying to come up with ways that
will keep our customers "happy" without worrying
about spending money they don't have! We think
we've come up with the perfect solution. We have
project ideas, kits and samples of lots of
different things you can copy... using products
you already have, or maybe supplement with only
a few new papers or embellishments. During July
and August we'll have project days. They won't
be formal classes but instead, we'll have
samples of projects and directions for them
available, as well as staff who can lend
assistance when needed. Each day we'll offer a
different project, some old, some new. Here's
your chance to copy some of our incredible
projects without the burden of expense. Watch
your E-mails and the calendar for these events
and stop in to get a supply list. Bring your own
tools and supplies and crop away! Remember
his is your "Happy Place" and quiet respite from
the worries of everyday life!
This weeks new products:
2008 Magazine, This new idea book is filled with
ideas to help you show off all those fun
vacation memories. This little idea book will
help you turn that pile of photos on your desk
into a lasting keepsake.
Rouge De Garance:
ou fleurs collection. Absolutely the most
beautiful blues and browns together with Bits
and Pieces chipboard that are absolutely
It Adhesive Transfers in Love and Friends. These
are way cool, 6x12 two sided adhesive sheet.
Very cool. Something new to try out!
Up Brads and Flowers in lots of different
i am in
love with this companies papers. They are so
gorgeous and the texture of the paper is
awesome! Three new collections Summer Cottage,
Under the Boardwalk and Love You. Check these
out before they are gone...
the best wood stamps out there, these are too
cute! Buy two get one free. You can't beat that
deal and these NEVER last long around here!
More stickers from the New Collections, Holiday,
New Year, School, Party etc...
12x12 Sewn Ivory Wedding Album Box. These are
such popular albums, they do not stay in stock
long and also come in blue, pink and black.
Overlays in all kinds of different styles.
stitch Flower buttons. Too cute! These match all
the adorable collections in stock.
lots of stamps, Rubber stamps you can put on
clear blocks. These stamps are awesome and the
quality definitely proves it too.
Crackle Paint by Ranger. Be sure to check out
Becky's class this Saturday using Chipboard.
Great techniques to learn using the crackle
That's it so far this week. Be sure to pop in
and see us! Lots of great new products and
bargains around the store to be had. Be sure to
check out the calendar page of the website, lots
of great classes coming!
Ade and Jenny