Friday, February 27, 2009

Bad Blogger!

Yes . . . that's right. . . bad, bad, bad.

I know it's been W-A-Y too long between posts. Here are my sad, sorry excuses . . .
We've had LOTS of social-ness (is that a real word?) going on here at The Shoppe and it's been soooooooo much fun!

Valentine's Day here hosted 2 new group meetings. We began another CookBook Club with 16 ladies forming 3 different recipe swap groups.

They'll be scrapping their favorite recipes each month to exchange and the best part? They'll be bringing along their dishes for each other to taste-test!

Here's a peek at some pages from a similar group I was in in Kentucky . . . these make cooking so much more fun!

After that, more of us got together and we exchanged names for a Secret Scrappin' Sister Society.

No . . . we're not some creepy cult thing ~ just a bunch of scrap-lovin' girls! There are 18 of us in this group and we remember our sister secretly on brithdays, special occasions, or "just because" with little trinkets of scrapping goodness through-out the year.

We're planning a Secret Sister Tea Party at Christmas when we'll reveal ourselves to each other. So until then, we'll just be showering each other with unexpected gifts like these . . .

All right . . .my gift from "Edible Arrangements" doesn't really qualify as scrappin' but that's OK . . .it involves chocolate and chocolate is ALWAYS good!

OK . . .so if that wasn't enough to all get going, last weekend was our 3rd Annual 20 hour Pajama Crop! OH MY GOSH ! 30 pajama-clad ladies . . . WAY too much fun!

Super fun and crazy games . . .I tell ya, these ladies will do anything for a prize! Poor Amanda F. took a face-dive into the carpet and tore up her knee cuz she was determined to crown the
winner for her team!

Combine all the scrapping & fun stuff with TONS of yummylicious food (might I mention the chocolate fountain at 2am?) and I'm happy to report it was another successful crop!
So now that things are a little less hectic, maybe I can get back to putting some more projects on here. I've got some cute stuff to show you all!
TaTa for now!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Quick & Easy

Yep ~ You're seeing that correctly . . .

This Valentine's page is so simple & fast, it has earned the "Easy Button" status!

If you'd like all the details, click here & take the quick tour.
That's it for today . . .Please stop by again!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to The Scrapbook Shoppe!
We are 3 years old today . . . WooHoo!

We'd like to thank all of our loyal, faithful customers who keep supporting us, especially through these uncertain times.

We know that you all will keep snapping photos of those moments you want to remember, so we'll be here to help you scrap them!
These flowers are from one of our dear customers who remembers our anniversary every year with a bouquet . . . Thank You, Betty!
Sccot over to Amanda's Blog & take a look-see at what she made us!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Poem to Make You Think!

Today we're gonna share a poem we came across.

This certainly makes me want to kick my butt in gear with my scrapping . . .I don't want this happening to me & my family.

Strangers in the Box

Come look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen.
At the pictures black & white
Faces proud, still, serene.

I wish I knew the people
These strangers in the box,
Their names & all their memories
Are lost among my socks.

I wonder what their lives were like?
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.

If only someone had taken the time,
To tell who, what, or when,
These faces of my heritage
Would come to life again.

Could this become the fate
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces & the memories
Someday be passed away?

Make time to save your pictures,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks.
Or someday you & yours could be
The Stangers in the Box.

For everyone who uses the excuse "I don't have the time" . . . You might want to start MAKING the time!

Commit yourself, even if just for an hour a week . . . Or sign up & join us on Friday nights . . .You'll be glad you did!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sweetie Pie Page

Hello Scrappers!

This post will be short & sweet . . .
Just wanted to share a layout I made yesterday using the new BoBunny "Sweetie Pie" papers that we got in at The Shoppe last week.

If you'd like to see more details, you can view them here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Valentine's Treats

We're back with a few more ideas for presenting sweets to your sweeties this holiday . . .

Now, what would Valentine's Day be without the chocolates?

Yes, you can give the little Conversation Hearts or decorate cupcakes, but chocolate is always best. To give, but especially to receive!

So, today let's dress up those plain chocolate bars . . .

These are a few examples we found while we were blogging out and about:

And here are the ones we've created here at The Shoppe . . .
These are the giant~sized Hershey Bars . . . the ones every scrapper secretly wishes for!

This 1st one was covered in solid cardstock with chocolate & pink paper from Basic Grey's Sultry line. We added a dove chipbird & stamped a tag with some fuzzy fibres.

The next one is made using BoBunny's Sweetie Pie papers, an embossed heart, Prima flowers, and a monogram using Cricut's Storybook Cart, all mounted on a chipboard scallopped circle.

This one would be perfect for a teacher. Or your best friend!

And last, but not least, are good ol' M&M's in an empty flower jar.

We've added lace around the rim and topped it off with layers & layers of die-cut flowers. Add a metal rimmed tag with a cute butterfly from Cricut perched on top!

Super-Simple projects, once again.
We hope that we've inspired you to make this Valentine's Day a little more special.

Thanks for stopping by . . .TaTa till next time