Saturday, December 27, 2008

2008 just some things from it.....

First layout tearing paper for it. Changed the journaling but now can't find the right picture. But journaled the story of infertility and the dreams we had and accomplished.

Had fun trying the strips of papers with journaling on it for my sons sweet picture.

Started a family tree album, okay so the coffee machine blew up and spilled all over all the other pages to this book so now all I have is the cover. Some day I plan to get a new book and start over. Don't you love October Afternoon?

Using my cricket to cut things for this page. Also just adding things to see how much I could put on this page.

So simple. I still just love these pictures.

Stress reducing card making. I am now addicted to house mouse stamps! Plan to see lots more of these stamped cards from me in 2009.

An Random book I made. Just took pictures that I liked, did not go in a theme or anything. So each page is it's own story. There is my father inlaw in the one page with the two little ones. He passed this summer. We all still miss him so much. A couple weeks ago without thinking I called his house and got the this number is no longer in service. Broke my heart all over again. Kinda wild you can dial a phone number without thinking about it.

My going to be 20 yr old daughter many years ago. She is now living back in the same town as us and is doing fantastic.

My son doing what he loves best! He is so musical and plays so many instruments.

A watercolor stamped card. Used a mini mister to spray the stamp before I stamped it on the paper. Tim Holtz stamps and tech I learned from him.

Birthday Explosion box I made for a friend. Have not made one since, I might have to work on one again.

WOW I finally got to meet Tim Holtz! He is even wicked cool in person! I admire his talent. He posted on my blog once this past year and sent me over the moon. Amazing person.

From Left to right..... Julie, Heather, Me and Jenn...
Finally got to meet Heather in person after almost a year of talking on the phone, emailing, and working together on kits and crops for my website. It was a dream come true. Jenn was one of my DT girls and I so enjoyed meeting her too. Both girls made me laugh so much and made my whole cha trip a blast. Julie is a dt for Clear Scraps and also a member on my message board. Got to meet her and hang out a tiny bit. I hope we get to hang out a lot more next time and get to know each other. Julie is a very sweet person and I am glad I got the chance to meet her.

You wont believe this... This and 5 carts was a gift from my message board. They all chipped in and sent me a beautiful Cricket as a gift just because they love me. I was so touched and still every time I use it think of all of them. Amazing ladies to do something like this for a person they have never met. I have been blessed with the sweetest most caring girls on my message board. They do things for each other too that bring tears to my eyes. Very loving group!!

Became friends with this super sweet lady, Leslie. Leslie survived one cancer and now is fighting 8 brain tumors. I pray many times a day for her and ask anyone reading this if you pray please pray for her to be healed. Pray for her loving family to have strength to help her through all of this. Pray that Leslie's veins hold up for the chemo treatments. I appreciate any prayers or well wishes you send her way.

Got to have a message board girl stay at my house. Grammy b other wise known as Brenda. Okay so it was the flat version on her but she was here. I made her coffee and coffee cake her first morning with us. Doesn't she look fantastic? You can not see it in this picture but this woman is sporting some BLING!!!
Hey Brenda, need some ramen? :)

Got to meet Ali Edwards and Stacy Julian on my first trip to CHA. All these years I thought I was tall... Ran into both of them at the next CHA and they remembered me or at least humored me! Ali is one of the coolest people out there. The second time i met her we got to talk more and I think she is so real and so awesome. No airs about that lady. She is pregnant right now and looking so cute. What a year!!

This is my friend Rita. She was my " Driver" from the airport. LOL Long story but when she held up that sign welcoming me Ali thought it was for Stacy Julian at the airport. I busted through and said NOPE sorry it's MY DRIVER. Rita was a real sport playing it off for me. :) Rita was the best taking me to my hotel and around town. We giggled a ton and just had a great time. Rita has had a surgery this year that took it's toll on her. I hope 2009 brings her happiness and good heatlh.
I hope to post more things I loved about 2008 in the next few days. The economy might have been horrible but I can say my account is full of the best friends ever from my MB!! 2008 has been so much fun.
Started a kit club that was always sold out and ended it in the years time. Boy how come no one told me how hard kit clubs are? It was fun while it lasted. We did have some of the most beautiful kits thanks to Heather Prins. We had fun crops, great scrap chats and just a wonderful time.
Thanks to everyone who has made AMR the success it is! I could not do it without you..
OHHHHH did I mention I opened a store front? Yep two months ago I did it. Loving having people to talk to in person sometimes. I am so blessed to be living my dreams.
How was your 2008?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas to all....

I want to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and the most wonderful new year!!

I want to thank everyone for their amazing support over the past year at All Moments Remembered. There have been many changes and more changes happening now at AMR. I am always hopeful they will be good changes and we are always pushing forward to more wonderful things. I can say with all my heart that I feel I have one of the sweetest groups of ladies on my message board. I could not have asked for anything better for my message board. I am so proud to call them all my friends.

As many know we just mailed out our last kit from the kit club. It was a fun year with it and Heather did a beautiful job designing it each month. We sold it out each month which was more then I ever hoped for. But the nightmare of trying to get everything in on time and sent out on time became just to much. So with great sadness we decided to shut the kit club down. I will always be thankful to Heather for all she did for me over the past year. Some company will be so lucky to get her on their DT or get her to design kits for them. She has an amazing eye for putting everything together. See her layouts and you will see that talent is dripping off this girl. I often wondered how I got so lucky to have found her and for her to have joined me on this venture. Thank you Heather!
Then there is the design team girls. Our first group with Linda and Tracy was so much fun. They had such talent and kept things hopping around here. I hope they have done wonderful things since then. The latest DT's Deb and Jenn are going to be missed so much. I met Jenn in person at cha and wow is she a doll. I am so fortunate to have met her. We had many nights of giggling at CHA. OHHH wait Heather and I were giggling all night long while Jenn slept through it. LOL!! ARRRGGHHHH Mattey!! (inside joke there) What a time we had. Jenn is a very talented lady and I know she will be on a new design team soon. We will see her work in more books and magazines. This girl is going to be known in the scrapbook world, mark my words. Deb has started designing a kit club for a friend of hers near where she lives. I wish her tons of luck with it and huge successes. Debbie's style of scrapbooking has always been a favorite of mine. I hope to create projects as beautiful as hers some day. Debbie is one of the sweetest ladys to talk to and was wonderful to me always. I wish all these girls the best life has to offer!!! I will miss them as they move on. I sure hope they do not become strangers to the board and still post with us. May all your dreams in the world of scrapbooking come true.

So no kit club for 2009! :( But we are in the works for some amazing talented designers to come here and teach classes in the store front and online for us. Anne Marie who is loved by so many is back to run the online crops! Our first one is Jan 9th and will run all weekend. More info coming soon on that. We have many more things up our sleeves but will let you all in on it soon. If you love challenges, raks and fun times then stay tuned!!

Thank you to all who have supported me through the lose of my father In law this summer. Watching someone you love die for a year is not easy. But I sure can say I had an amazing amount of love and support here. I then opened a store front scrapbook store two months ago. It has gone fantastic. Thank you to all of you who shop in there! I am so enjoying it and love being able to meet and talk with people that come in. Opening the store has not come without problems. Trying to balance my time between both stores and my family has been a challenge. A challenge I am learning and trying all the time to improve. I think I am learning lots of new things and will be able to bring my customer service both online and in store back to the best it always was! No kits and learning more and more all the time is going to make things flow easier! I am very excited about the new year ahead. I hope you will join us in the venture!

I want to close this post with a request for prayer for a dear friend Leslie. She has 8 brain tumors and is going through treatments right now. I believe with all my heart and soul that miracles happen and in the power of prayer. So if you have a moment during this busy time of year please say a prayer for her to be cured and to make it through the treatments with as little pain as possible. If you don't know Leslie you are missing out, she is one fantastic lady. Love you Leslie!! We should expect miracles!!!

So again have a Merry Christmas and the most wonderful new year possible!
Hugs to all,

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Coming soon to All Moments Remembered..... Basic Grey Bittersweet

These layouts were created by Kelly Goree with the new Basic Grey Bittersweet line. This is a decadent line of papers. I can hardly wait for them to come in. My mind spins with ideas for each paper.

Bittersweet paper collection pack.....
Includes 18 sheets of 12"x12" papers, one sheet coordinating alphabet stickers and one sheet coordinating element stickers • Acid & lignin free

Things I have seen over the week that have stuck in my thoughts...
7 ways to have a good day
Talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.
Look at the sunny side of everything.
Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best.
Be as enthusiastic about success of others as you are about your own.
Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
Give everyone a smile.
Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others.
Christian D Larsen

As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person.
Paul Shane Spear
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.
Forget mistakes. Forget failure. Forget everything except what you are going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day.
Will Durant
Don't drag yesterday problems into this brand new day. Give yourself, and those around you, a break and start fresh.
Lucy MacDonald

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

October Afternoon Papers in stock are on sale today 20% off

I just simply adore October Afternoon papers. Get some yummy ones now at 20% off all day today. This is just a sample of OA papers. Be sure to see in the All Moments Remembered store for the whole selection.

The holiday season is here and wow does life get hectic. Be sure to remember to take some time for you and your family!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Guess who is back by popular demand? and a daily deal.....

I am so excited to announce that.....
ANNE MARIE is back at AMR and going to be our new hostess for Crops for the new year 2009!!! We all know she will do a fantastic job. I hope you all will welcome her back and let her know how happy you are that she will be a part of the AMR crew again. I know Heather and I are so excited and look forward to the fun things Anne Marie comes up with for all of us.

For anyone new to the message board that may have missed when Anne Marie was our mb moderator here is some info about her.....

From Anne Marie...

I'm married to a great guy and have 2 beautiful teenagers and precocious soon-to-be 5 year old. I've been creative and crafty all my life, and I started scrapbooking in 1997. I was a CM consultant for 8 years, and one of my favorite things about that job was meeting other women and getting to know them and their families through their photos and stories. Right now my biggest scrapbooking project is my family history. I've always been entranced by the stories of my Italian and Irish ancestors, and I was honored to pick up the role of family historian from my brother who died eight years ago. I've spent the last few years fact-checking, documenting,and compiling all the photos, certificates, and loose notes into a book that I hope will be finished -- printed and bound -- in time for my father's 92nd birthday in February. I've had the pleasure of being a member of the All Moments Remembered message board from the beginning, and I feel like I know most of the gals there as well as I know my own family. In fact, many of them ARE like my family! I'm really excited to help Stacey plan and organize the monthly online crops, and I'm even more excited to be part of the fun at AMR again. I've been super busy with family issues, but I've really missed everyone here!

Here is her blog also...

Now for the daily deal......... Today only ALL stamps in stock are 20% off. I did not go into the store and change all the stamp prices. But if you order any please just put in the message box 20% off stamps.

Friday, November 7, 2008

All Moments Remembered online and brick and mortar come together....

living my dream has never been so much fun.....

So when you open a scrapbook brick and mortar store there is sooo much to buy. Not just your wonderful fun products. You have all the display raks, hooks, shelves, cash register, register counter top and on and on. So I have been trying to save money on many items so I can put more into the products for the store. I bought this counter site unseen off of craigslist. I still remember my hubby calling me saying before I load this 600 lb thing do you want to know what it looks like? I said NAH for the price I will make it work. Well he showed up with it and it is bright turquoise sides and peach/pink top. Okay so not fancy by no means but hey there are locking drawers and lots of shelves on the back side. The colors are growing on me and more people then not that walk in say WOW I love it. SO here is the best part..... My online message board girls had a challenge to make a layout about what they loved about AMR. Another member put this on. So after they made these layouts they sent them to me to display. I proudly display them on my counter side.... When you walk into the store they are the first thing you see. Everyone loves checking them out. I hope to get more to add to my collection. I just love how my online girls and my in store girls are all such a great part of my life!! I appreciate them all. Thanks to the girls who sent these to me!! They are beautiful.

Classes have been going super at the store. I am find I have way more interest in card making them layouts right now. We did beautiful Noel cards last week with stamps by Rubber Stamp Tapestry. Then this week we did four cards for everyday reasons. My favorite was a technique I learned on Tim Holtz blog. We did the inking of stamps and then used our mini misters for a water color effect. I loved it! The ladies all loved it. We also used some gorgeous dragonfly stamps and did them the same way. We had a lot of fun creating 4 different cards and getting to know new friends.

Quilling..... Anyone still do this? I had always thought it was beautiful but would be way to hard. I had a customer and new friend come into the store and show me some of her work. She is now teaching a class for me on quilling. I think it will be so much fun and gorgeous for all of us card makers. She makes it look so easy too. I will let you know how it goes. I am excited to try this new paper adventure. This class is Dec. 9th at 6:00 and filling up fast so come in and sign up soon.

If you would love to chat with other scrapbookers and have been looking for a friendly place to land, we have a great message board for you to check out. Come sign up and join in on the fun.
Have a fun and beautiful weekend!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Class Schedule for November

For those of you who are in Central Oregon, come join us for some fun classes.

November Classes

* Sign up is required and 1/2 class dues must be paid in advanced to save spot.

**All classes please bring adhesive and personal cutter. Anything extra will be noted in the class area.

*** Example of projects will be displayed in the store at 779 N. Main, Prineville

Nov. 5th.... (Wed.) 4 detailed cards. 1birthday, 1 get well, 1 thank you, 1 thinking of you.
Class is at 6:00 and $15

Nov. 11th ( Tues.).... Double page fall layout. class is at 6:00 and $15

Nov. 15th (Sat.) .... Girls night out!! Come work on your projects with other scrappers.
5:30 meet at Mazatlan for dinner.
Or just come for the get together at the store at 7:00 until ??? Free bring all your own supplies or buy products you need here. Please bring a what you would like to drink and a small goodie to share with everyone.

Nov. 19th (Wed.) .... Mini album class you can bring pictures to work with if time permits. Class is at 6:00 and is $20

Nov. 22nd (sat.)... 4 card class, 1 thinking of you, 1 thank you, 1 get well, 1 birthday.
Class at 6:00 and $15

Classes fill quickly so sign up soon. Look forward to getting to know you.
Stacey :)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Dreams do come true.....

Starting All Moments Remembered online was such an incredible time for me. I loved each and every moment of it. I still love it. My message board is filled with girls that are now like family and dear friends. But recently I opened a brick and mortar store in my town. WOW WOW WOW!! The fun I am having being able to help people in person. It is just so much fun. The store is more busy then I ever dreamt it would be in this short of a time. Dreams do come true! How fun it is to go to work everyday and LOVE what you are doing??!!! I hope if you are in Central Oregon you come by to see us. We are located at 779 N Main st. Prineville.....
Sign up for a fun class and meet some really great ladies who have the same passions.

Here are some new items you can find in the store and in my online store.... I am going stamp crazy lately!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

All New Crate Paper kits now in stock......

Prudence kit....

Mia Kit...

Lemon Grass Kit....

So loving all 3 lines. We now have them in stock ready to go. Order your's today!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pictures of the All Moments Remembered Brick and Mortar store

So I opened a brick and mortar store..... Three weeks later I found the place I opened in was way to small. I had lots of customers coming in but the feel and size of the store was not working for them or myself. So we had our grand opening there since we had advertised it on a Sat. Packed it all up on Sunday and went and bought new displays too. Moved in on Monday to the new bright cheery store. Opened for biz in Tuesday and had a small first class on Tue night. Now I just need to figure out how to skip sleep!! LOL!!

I have tons of new product coming so I can fill up the store with yummy goodness. I will also have it all stocked on my online. Yippppeeee!

This is the entry when you walk it. Kinda like a little mud room as you come through the front door of the old house.

My stamp area I am using my MIL's Hutch (she passed away and gave it to me). Plus the table that goes with it is set up at all times in the store. Makes me feel like she is with me! She would be so happy.

Another view....

My demo table or scrap table is someone comes in to scrap. For classes I push displays back and bring out all the folding tables. Works fantastic. I still need to decorate like crazy!! But I think it is pretty good for doing it so quick. Don't you love the pergo floors in there?

Here is my first class. Only had 6 but was booked with 10 so need to work that out so I do not have that happen often. On the far left is Peewee24 and the middle is Marinn from the message board. Total riot these two are.

Two more sweeties working hard! The one in the red and black is a teacher I worked with last year.

This is one of the ladies finished boot albums. They all did a beautiful job and were so much fun to hang out with.

So I finally have all my scrapbook stuff in one place. I can do all my online and kits in the store. No more working at the shop and from home. I can only say this is such a dream come true for me!! I thank all my girls on my Message board most of all for the incredible support they have given me in love and purchases!! This was all made possible thanks to my online customers! THANK YOU!!!!