Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Off to CHA

Two days and we'll be off to CHA in sunny Anaheim!!! Yipee!!! I can't wait to see the new products that are coming out. I can't wait to put together new kits for the summer. I also can't wait for a few days of relaxation. Don't get me wrong, this is a business trip. But for me, it's some time off.

I guess I'm really excited because of how many kits we'll be purchasing!! Our company is growing by leaps and bounds and it's so exciting to see my dreams coming true.

I'm also excited that I will be attending CKC Portland... as a student. BUT, keep your eye out for our pink t-shirts. If you spot us, you'll get a prize... and that prize may be your own Scrappy Girl Designs t-shirts. We're busy designing some fun t-shirts. Stay tuned for some sneak peeks!

Sunday, January 21, 2007


I'm beyond exited! Two months in a row of selling out! And a promising February ahead.

It's been a busy week getting the kits ready to send out. Quite the process!! I had kit boxes lined up on every avaiable surface! I made sure to put some chocolate on top for the mailman when he came to pick them up!

Friday night I actually got to do some scrapbooking!!! Yeah! We had quite the crowd at my house. I think I need more tables! We all had a ball putting our kits together. I did a cute box for my daughter. She LOVES it!! I did her name and the pinwheel with glitter. It matches her room, so she's going to put it on her shelf. I'm sure she's only doing it to keep it away from her sister! LOL Anyway, everyone had fun at the crop and it was really fun to see how everyone designs with the kit.
Tonight I worked on setting up my new scrap space. I've never been able to take my scrapbooking supplies out and LEAVE them out. It's an odd feeling. I'm trying to figure out how to set everything up and keep down the "visual clutter". So far, I love it. I can't wait to actually create something there! I hope to do some layouts tomorrow. We'll see.

Monday, January 15, 2007

My new scrap space...

It was a busy weekend to say the least. We've been in our new house for almost 4 months now. Can't believe it's been that long! We're slowly checking off our home to-do list. My hubby is almost finished putting tile in our bathroom. It's looking awesome. We've been organizing the garage. We've done a lot of purging which equals a lot of trips to Goodwill. We're slowly getting settled. Our goal is to get our house the way we want it NOW rather than right before we sell. Which tends to happen to a lot of people. They put off chores until they're ready to move. Then they finally get their house where they want it and then they sell it! Only to start over at a new house. I see it all the time on the design to sell shows.

This weekend, we worked on my scrap area. I've been scrapbooking for 12 years and have never had my own space. I finally used a gift card to Lowes and bought a cabinet to use as the base to my scrap table. I was just going to go for a simple table. My wonderful husband had other ideas. He built me a VERY sturdy table and is putting granite tiles on the top. It's looking fabulous so far! He was up until the wee hours of the morning working on it. I feel so blessed to have a husband that goes out of his way to do nice things for me.

I can't wait until it's done. Finally I'll be able to have my stuff out where I can see it and use it. My main problem is that all of my stuff is in scrapbook totes where I can't see it. Or when I want something I can't FIND it! We've been having a great discussion on my message board about organization. Come join us and share what you've done to stay organized! My Message Board

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Starting the New Year Out Right!

Ahhhh.... New Years resolutions. Have you written yours down? Me? Not yet. But I think it's important. If you write it down it somehow forces you to commit to them. Ummm... especially if you do it on the internet where lots of people read them!!

Well... here are a few of mine:

1. Finish decorating my house
2. Organize every room of my house
3. Lose weight
4. Plan out my dinners each week
5. Plan out my week
6. Finish our yard
7. Grow my business

I'll keep you updated on how I'm doing!