Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Sommer was an Army helicopter pilot who served in several war zones.....hard to believe! I wonder if she thought about scrapbooking while she was zooming along in her helicopter? Here is a picture of her in Iraq....
Sommer's husband, Deniz....also served in Iraq and is still "on call". Sommer has gone from being in charge of an entire "crew" on board her helicopter to making cards and sorting paper at the store!! The next time you're in the store, stop and chat with Sommer at the "bar" and she'll tell you all her war stories....
We are also fortunate to have Lisa at Scrap-N-Stamp. Lisa's husband, Sean is an active duty Naval helicopter pilot. Lisa and her family had the opportunity to get up and close to the Blue Angels at the Capitol Air Show. Her daughter's Flat Stanley got to even go for a ride in the lead jet.....how many Flat Stanley's have had their picture taken with the Blue Angels?! We know of at least one!!
Let's try to take a moment out of each day to thank those that serve. We are honored to have Sommer and Lisa, and their families, as part of our Scrap-N-Stamp family. We hope all the men and women overseas will have the opportunity to come home and continue on with their dreams....if it should be working at a Scrapbook shop or hangin' with the Angels, we wish them good health and a happy, peaceful life.....
Friday, April 25, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
After a long week of very bad allergies and sinus infections, I am back and blogging again. I went to the store today...it seemed like I was away forever. So many new things and such cute, cute paper. As I was there, one of the newest release for this month came in...Little Yellow Bicycle by Deja Views. Check out some of the new spring 12x12 papers that we have in. The decorative edges are so cute!
In her newest collection, Sharon Ann brings to you the very essence of Spring in a fresh and clean palette of pinks, greens, blues and orange, against a crisp and clean white backdrop. Featuring a sophisticated mix of watercolor art, classic graphic elements, playful patterns and beautiful glitter accents, this well-rounded collection of papers, embellishments and more is perfectly suited for Mother's Day and other springtime celebrations.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I know this picture below looks familiar to some of you....this was my first album that I used Stazon ink to distress the edges and for stamping too. I had a blast teaching this class! I do have another Mickey Acrylic Mini Album class coming up next week (sorry, it's full)...but we are having this class again, check out our schedule for upcoming classes. Or, another option is...if you have a group of friends that are interested in taking any of our classes, just let us know and we'll hold a private class just for your group and find a day that works for everyone in your party! Call us and let us know! Have a great day and smile...
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
For those that are reading our blog...you know that it's not always me (Renee) writing and showcasing all our cool designs! "The Girls @ Scrap -n- Stamp" always have a few things to say too :-) (Ms Becky, or Ms. Sommer and maybe one day we'll even get Ms. Debbie to write a blog or two) You'll notice at the end of each blog, it will tell you if it's me (Renee) or one of the girls at Scrap -n- Stamp. We'll keep it fun!
Last week was a bit of a mess for me. I didn't blog one bit nor did I get a chance to update our website with our new class schedule. So sorry for the delay!
My latest book that I'm dipping into (and know this about me...I typically do not read), is called "Rich Dads Raising Your Financial IQ" by: Robert T. Kiyosaki (The same guy that wrote Rich Dad, Poor Dad...ya gotta read his books, he keeps it real!). It was just published in March 2008. So over the weekend...my husband and I got to sneak away to the bookstore (how romantic huh!). I was down and not feeling very motivated after a long and busy week. So as I typically do, I go to the "small business" section hoping to find the inspirational book on how to be successful in my business. I fiddle through some books and see this section that had about a dozen of these books...all brand spankin' new. I read the first few pages and couldn't stop. The BIG question..."What's the difference between having "Financial IQ" versus having "Financial Intelligence?" Of course, I thought..."What is he talking about?" I'll leave it at that for now but lets put it this way, after reading up to chapter 4, I want to be "Financially Intelligent" :-) If you need to get a better understanding of why the economy is the way it is today...check out this book. He puts it plane and simple, easy to understand! I did! It's not about the "quantity" of money you have to make you "rich" but really, it's what you do with the money you do have...is what makes you rich!
Sorry, I know it's not scrapbooking or stamping...but it's really what was on my mind. Talk to you soon!