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.