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!!!
Stacey






18 comments:

Trishamaus2005 said...

Stacey, those cards are gorgeous. Wish I could take a class with you :). Also, the LO's on the wall look fantastic. It's coming together quite nicely :)

Cindy said...

Oh man I'm lovin' that counter! Great find. Keep up the good work.

ScRaPbOoKfReNzY said...

All the LOs look great! I love the quilling! The butterfly and poinsetta (sp?) are awesome! TFS!

PattiM said...

I love your counter. And you've got some beautiful LO's displayed on the side. All that inspiration to see when you walk in your door. Cool.
When I do quilling, mine are just flowers. Really tiny and tighter. I'm going to try doing it like you show.
Love those cards. Glad the classes are going good.

Hugs,

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!!

luvzenkm2 (Leea) said...

Way to go girl! Wished I lived closer so I could come and hang out at the store!

Sandy/tx-nana-scraps said...

Wow! It's so exciting to see my LO hanging right there in your B&M store in Oregon! How neat is that! The cards are awesome and Timmy's watercolor stamping looks great. The quilling is beautiful too. Things are coming together for you.
That counter is really taking me back in time. LOL
Have fun!

GLOANN said...

Love seeing those LOs on the wall! The cards are gorgeous and I love the quilling. It is hard for me to believe that it is not difficult.LOL Have to give it a try sometime.

~Me~ said...

Love seeing my LO on the counter that's pretty cool.

I love the cards!!! I wish I lived closer those cards look like a lot of fun to create!!!

Have a wonderful day!!! :)

Debbie said...

Love seeing the AMR MB girls on your counter!! Awesome job w/the quilling!! Love the cards too!

NancyJones said...

oh i love the counter when you said tourquise i was thinking BRIGHT BLUE slap yo mama turqouise not that pretty colors that are there. niceee! I need to make you a page to put on there. I got to pass this rock baby so I can scrap! LOVE YOUR CARDS that poinsettia quill thingy do you did rocks love it chicklit!! rock on with ya scrappy self!

Anne Marie said...

What fun! I love that counter too. They say that every good design needs to start with an inspiration piece, and well, I guess that counter is going to be your inspiration piece whether you like it or not, LOL! So happy for you.

scrappin{jewlz} said...

beautiful cards! and the quilling is great!

destiny1 said...

Wow! I am loving that counter, & not just because my LO is on it! LOL! All of the LOs look great! I hope they inspire you customers! The cards & quilling projects are fantastic!

Elizabeth said...

everything looks amazing. I wish I lived closer to see it in person.

jessicamae3 said...

So cool! Love the quilling!!!!

Anonymous said...

Stacey, Everything looks great! Wish I lived closer.
Tiffanybrat

Jingle said...

These look fantastic, Stacey!

-rebecca said...

ohmygosh stacey, i am so happy for you and your new store! it looks wonderful! next time we head south, i will be stopping in to see you! way to go! woohoo!

-rebecca