Saturday, December 16, 2006
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Our Sonoran Living episode aired last week. Jennifer Wagner did a great job! She's a natural. If anyone got a chance to tape it we would love a copy to play in the store. It's amazing how the camera made the store look. Not that it doesn't look good in person, but somehow that cameraman made it look even better.
We had our last class for 2006 in the store today. All of our teachers are busy working on ideas for next year. We have decided that February will be all about romance. Think Valentine's Day, Paris (oh so romantic)....
Don't forget ATC's are due on the 15th. This month's theme is Winter. We can sure get in the mood for that with the cold weather we've been having. Aren't we spoiled. My daughter calls every day to update me on how much snow has fallen at her house. I feel warmer already just thinking about how cold it must be there. Her husband is in Iraq right now and she is doing all of the shoveling. Yuk!
So, that's my update for now. I will be better I promise. And just so you know, I tried to get Jennifer over here to blog and she said she would do it tomorrow! Hold her to it Chia!!!
Friday, November 10, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
What's that? Not something that we seem to be able find! We are trying to put the final touches on our Fa la la la la Fest that's coming up mid November. Teachers have come up with so many adorable ideas for decorations, cards, and gifts. They are all (for the most part) up on the web site so take a peek.
We had News Channel 5 here last night filming for a Halloween broadcast about our little ghost. They spent almost 2 hours taping and I think we got a 3 second blurb at the very end of the 10 o'clock news. I would have rather been home watching all of those cute trick or treaters. Since this is a new neighborhood to us we had no idea what to expect. I have never seen so many kids out. Luckily we were prepared with giant sized bags of candy from Costco!
Next week we will have the honor of having Terri O here to film a segment for Sonoran Living. We don't know when it will air, but we'll keep you posted. How did we get so lucky? Three television spots in 3 weeks! How cool is that!! We can't wait to see what she thinks of the store. She hasn't been here yet and is coming to film sight unseen. Once we figure out what project we will do it'll be time to start cleaning, dusting, straightening...can't wait!
I have been a lazy blogger and a picture taker so I haven't got the ITF's posted yet. Tomorrow may just be the day to do that. Does better late than never apply here? Hope so.
Don't forget to check the web site for class pictures and dates. Jennifer worked hard on that today!
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
This last picture is for you Carol! It's black & cream...I thought you'd love 'em.
Erika in the classroom with Chris Herrmann
The whole gang after the LIVE show!!! A huge thanks to everyone that got out of bed at that awful hour to be here with us and especially to Chris Herrmann who was prepared with two demos that never got aired. We love you guys!!
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
More Beautiful Examples of Upcoming Classes
I'm back, just as promised to bring you more pictures of upcoming classes. Both of these are coming up in November and will be on the web site soon. So, here's your sneak preview!
On Wednesday, November 8 you can join Judy Bidwell to make this gorgeous Autumn book. Don't you just love the fall colors in the new Daisy D paper? So inspiring!!
On Saturday November, 11 you can join Jennifer Wagner to continue with the Fall theme and create a journal for Thanksgiving that will not only allow you to have everyone write what they are thankful for, it also leaves room to add that perfect Thanksgiving photo of the special people you share the day with. What more could you ask for!So, what do you think of getting to see upcoming class on the blog before they go to the web site. I know it's helpful for us since Jennifer has such limited time to spend doing the technical work that I cannot do. But this will at least get you started.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
So, the blog is going to change which is good right? I know that I will definitely be better about posting because I am going to use the blog to let everyone know about upcoming classes and events in the store. I am also going to post pictures of our class samples just to entice you! Let's get started!
On Thursday October 19th Jennifer Wagner is teaching her Goulish Greetings Class.
And if you know Jennifer, you'll be learning techniques not just making cards!
There's one more super cute card, but again, picture issues. But you will be making
four items. Three cards and the little goodie bag full of candy corn is a perfect little gift!
Have you seen the bags of Forgotten Treasures that Ellen puts together and wondered what you would do with all of those cute little things? Well, on Saturday, October 21, she will help you create your own vintage book using all of them and more. She is actually setting up a Flea Market where you can pick items to go with your pictures. No two books will be alike which makes it even better! They will be as unique as you and your family! There are only a couple of spots left for this one.
Here's a hint...if you want to take this next class you better be quick to call. This is Jennifer Wagner's second A 2 Z class. You will learn 26 more ways to dress up your pages, monograms, books...whatever it is she has a faux technique that will make it even better! For those of you that took the first class we have made a few changes. Each class is limited to 8 students and the class will be held in 2 segments a week apart.
This is the ULTIMATE Technique class!!!
Well, I think this is enough for one blog. Tomorrow I'll be adding our upcoming November classes and a preview of our Fa la la la la Fest!
Let me know what you think and call if you have any questions about the classes!
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Our son-in-law is definitely on his way to Iraq. I guess you always hold on to that last shred of hope that maybe someone can bring this war to an end. Didn't happen. It was good to spend time with them, but sad knowing that for at least one year he will be in constant danger and Cristine will be at home by herself raising two boys. I think that means that Grandma will have to make lots of trips to Colorado don't you?
We had a blast junking our way around Nebraska. Needless to say we came home looking like a bunch of hillbillies. The chicken coops were tied to the top because the entire van was completely full! Boy did we get some looks on the way home. Plus, we were driving a rental van that had New Jersey plates on it. Jersey hillbillies, somehow that just doesn't sound right! Needless to say, Rick is very happy with his found treasures!
The scenery and weather was fantastic except for the freezing rain we had the first day. Did I have on the right clothes to be junking in a freezing rain? Heck no! How can you leave 100 degree weather and be prepared for freezing. Cold yes, freezing no! I am way too acclimated to the desert. I know this doesn't look like freezing rain, but it was!
Besides this one day it was gorgeous. From what I saw of Nebraska it's a beautiful state.
So, all in all it was a nice vacation. And here's the best part...
Dylan and Mason all snuggled up with Grandpa!