Monday, March 30, 2009


it has been an emotional aunt died a couple of weeks ago which was hard on my parents...yesterday my brother let me know my dad was critically ill and in icu....
an hour later i was called by my nephew to let me know that my mom was admitted and receiving blood transfusion...and they are in separate hospitals 120 miles apart. My mom is better and will be released. My dad if he makes it will never live at home again. Sad times. i will need to fly to texas Apr. 16 - 20th to help with things and i just really need to see my mom. we will be open some of apr. 17th, 18th and 20th i will post the hours as soon as i know them. * the store will NOT be open on Sun. April 19 as i won't be here.
*tim's tags will be cancelled for april
I am sorry for any inconveneince this may cause but i need to take this time for my family. and amy and kathy will do a wonderful job filling in.
garage sale--i decided to leave the items out for a few more days. so come and check them out.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

quickutz sale

MOMS store special
there is a section of dies that are buy one get one free of equal or less value...includes some 4x8 alphabets and border dies....come on in and check them out!

Easter closure

We will be closed for Easter Saturday April 11 and Monday April 13th.
Sorry for any inconvenience …We will be open as usual Friday April 10--11-11 and Sunday April 19th 1-5pm.
GARAGE SALE is this weekend Friday 11-11, Saturday 10-5,
Sunday 1-5… for those needing to drop off I will be here tonight
setting up so you can drop off.
Store hours:
the world changes seasons—winter, spring, summer and fall… we spring ahead and fall back…
our favorite TV show changes times or days… Change is part of our world. I know that at times it is frustrating. Please know that I take a lot of things into consideration when I make a decision that involves the store. I am still learning what works best for the majority of our customers and tourists. Thank you so much for your patience with my crankiness as I try to make decisions and with the changes that sometimes result.

Sunday open 1 a month—
Mar 29, Apr 19, May 17, June 14, July 12—1-5pm
Monday 11-7
Tuesday 11-7
Wednesday 11-5
Friday 11am-11pm late night shopping and cropping….
Saturday 10-5

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

quickutz club!

the quickutz delima....most of you know about them having to change manufactures...causing alot of shipping and manufacturing struggles which are now resolved. Dan left to go back to school full time and our store order was lost in the system... which means no "cracked egg die".
In talking the matter over with Hayden our new rep you will get the Exclusive club heart speech bubble die for March plus a second 2x2- 3 line speech bubble die for the inconvience.
They are at the store NOW! Quickutz is provideing a 4x8 alphabet give away and the store is giving away 8 easter egg 2x2 dies. we will do the drawing on monday mar 30. stop by to make a tag between 6-7:30pm.
Hayden our new rep is working on getting our stores club orders in time for the April release...helping us get on track with the rest of the quickutz world....Many of you are up for Renewal in April. Cost is $25 for six months....for that you get 1 club die per month $6.99 value and 20% off quickutz dies.

more projects

right is heather and then the other two are amy's
good job girls...


i wanted to share some projects that some great customers time remind me to get names ...thank you so much for sharing...

Saturday, March 21, 2009

My Mind's Eye winner

We were lucky enough to have Kathy doing the chocolate crop make and take and alot of fun was had by everyone!!! WONDERFul project Kathy--thank you very much. Amy and her daughter Kyra were able to be at the store today (Saturday) to help...thank you so much Kyra drew the winning name from the container at 4pm.....and the winner is........................
Malessa Thompson! I had a couple of projects shared with me and i will post those tomorrow.
This was alot of fun and i think we will do something similar in April.

Layout class is Mar. 24, 7-9pm $20. 3 double page layouts...

Please remember the garage sale is Mar 27 fri. 11-11, 28 sat. 10-4 & 29 sun 1-5pm.
those participating can drop your stuff (marked with your garage sale number and the price) off on Thursday Mar 26 between 11am-6pm.

workspace is full for Mar. 27's crop.

some of tim holtz new products are in.
some new Teresa Collins papers are in along with her new envelope book kit.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My Mind's Eye give away

All of My Mind's Eye-- bloom and grow, bella bella and penny lane are out!!!
remember jeanie's doing a door prize....a My Mind's Eye packet of dreamy 2 items valued at $90 Rules--
1.come in between March 16 and March 21. My Mind's Eye merchandise new or old
and/or me your projects made with My Mind's Eye Merchandise
and you will be entered in a drawing. DO BOTH AND ENTER will be drawn Saturday at closing.

hope to see you soon....

Chocolate crop

Kathy has done the make and take for the chocolate crop and posted it on her blog. i love what she did....

there are 2 spots left if everyone comes that signed up..... so please call ahead to reserve your space OR if you need to cancel let me know. those that have signed up: Aline, Heather, Carrie, Deana, Nikki, Barbara, Cynthia, Becky, Kathy, me, & Amy. how about you....cost is $5 plus chocolate to share. THANK YOU! =o)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

tim tag class list

supplies for tim's tags march class--(some are available for use in class.)
alcohol inks whatever colors you have.
distress applicator, distress ink, a blue, peeled paint, walnut stain, brushed cord. or frayed burlap, black stazon, black archival
canned air (like you use to clean computers...i have some for 3.50 a can)
tim holtz stamps--urban tapestry, eclectic palette, mini muse

hey out there

well our first silhouette support group went well...because Dawn is an awesome teacher!!!! thank you so very much.
some weeks are just emotional and frustrating i have had 2 of those recently...jeanie day dreams of sleeping...i guess that is enough about me.
guess what finally came this afternoon...yes the feb. club dies and the rest of the order !!! yea.
i have to teach this weekend at the college so i will work on getting them in the computer around the teaching schedule. now if we can get the march club dies life will be on even ground again....
Also the new My Mind's Eye order has come-- it will take till Monday to get that order in and out...but well worth it --wonderful papers!!!! and i think any one who comes by this next week (Monday Mar. 16 Dave's birthday thru Saturday Mar 21) and buys my minds eye products or shows me (Jeanie) a project done with any My Minds Eye products will be put in for a drawing to win a My Mind's Eye packet of goodies!!!
??oh my jeanie's giving away stuff?
Rules--come in between March 16 and March 21 ....
1. buy My Mind's Eye merchandise new or old
2. show me your projects made with My Mind's Eye Merchandise
and you will be entered in a drawing for a packet of My Mind's Eye NEW products.

hope to see you soon....

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

no phone

bresnan is experiencing phone difficulties in this area...and i can not receive or make any phone calls. they assure me they are working on the problem. you can email me at we are open til 6pm today.

Donna and Heather your craft mats are here.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


i am ever grateful for the good people i have met here in Montana. how kind and helpful so many people are to me...THAnk goodness for those that came into my life as strangers and stayed to become friends...

Friday, March 6, 2009

reminders and corrections....

Hello everyone ….
One box got here from Quickutz…new spring dies YEA=o )….still no 3-d ones or club dies. =o I will call them Monday To find out the latest info.

Little Yellow Bicycle has started coming….some of the baby line --girl and boy. Special paper that would also work for spring. Fun stuff.

MY MIND's Eye new lines have been ordered and will come in approximately 2 weeks.

New Tim Holtz has been ordered! let's hope for fast delivery....

Bazzill has been reset and now we know what to order!!! yea.... =o)

* shilhourette focus group no charge Wed. Mar 11 6-8pm

*Cricut University has been moved to April 25th.

*Layout class is Mar. 24, 7-9pm $20.00

* Special Chocolate crop on Mar. 20 $5.00 + your favorite chocolate to share.We are having our regular late night shopping and cropping but with a theme! Let’s celebrate National Chocolate Week…everyone brings something with chocolate to share…and we will have a door prize … please let us know if you are coming

*Tim’s Technique tags! $20 Mar 17th 7-9pm OR Mar 21st 10-12Come and learn fun techniques inspired/created by Tim Holtz. This class will run all year with new tags every month…come to one or all! We will have a Tim Holtz punch card—for every 3 classes you come to the 4th is free. Class attendees receive 15% discount on Tim Holtz’ products the day of the class

*Quickutz club—Mar.26 Thursday 11-7:30

*Garage sale March 27 &28 & 29th…Sign up now…you must mark your items with your price and assigned number and drop off on Thursday Mar. 26. You earn store credit for the items you sale that you don’t want any more. The days of the event you can come and shop and get some good deals.

* mini Album $30 (no sample yet) April (11th was a misprint no class that day as it is Easter weekend) ++Mini album date to be announced….

Monday, March 2, 2009

card camp

We had so much fun! Everyone was awesome....we got to know a few new people and enjoyed some of the regulars. I have met so many wonderful people here and am grateful every day to know you. We made a card organizer, 14 cards, and had lots of laughs...I want to THANK each of you that came. A HUGH thank you needs to go to Barbara Murfield who designed and taught 6 of the cards that were done....You are awesome Barbara!