Friday, November 30, 2007

The Angel Tree

The Angel Tree is Decorated!

I am so excited to be participating in the Angel Tree Program! The tags are now on the tree . . . stop by and choose a tag to help a local military family!

Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell . . .


Yep . . . it's still a go!

Tomorrow from 12:00 - 3:00, Grand Ave. will be lined with classic cars and I'll be strolling along the Avenue with treats!

See you there!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

It's a Magazine Day!

Holy Canoli! Check out these fabu publications that Mr. Brown brought to me today:

Somerset Gallery:

Winter Take Ten (which has a GREAT card by Teresa A. using justjohanna stamps!):

AND the latest issues of:

Stamper's Sampler
Australian PaperCrafts
Australian Stamping & Paper Crafts

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A Turkey Day Story

Okay . . .here's the Thanksgiving card I made that I was supposed to post earlier . . . along with the story that goes with it.

I received an email from a lovely gal asking if she ordered something from the website could I ship it to someone else without giving away who ordered the goods.

Of course I can! How fun!

Sooooooo . . . I made this card (well, not exactly like this, but pretty close) and wrapped up the package and off it went to the lucky recipient.

Wouldn't that be a lovely surprise to receive in the mail? A few goodies and an anonymous card?

I'll do it for Christmas, too . . .heck . . . I'll do it for whatever the occasion may be! Gives me a good reason to stamp . . . not that I really need a reason to stamp, but you know what I mean.

So . . . if you need a gift, just send me an email before ordering and I'll get to making a card! I include candy in the packages, too.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Happy Turkey Day!

Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!

As a reminder, our retail location will be closed Wed., 11/21 and Thurs., 11/22 for the holiday. Shipment of on-line orders will also be delayed two days due to the holiday.

Now on to a bunch of blah blah blah . . .

I thought I took a picture of a card that I made for Thanksgiving and was going to post it here, but I didn't take the picture for whatever reason . . . ***sigh***

And about that Shadow Box . . .I'm stuck . . .collage is difficult for me . . .I think it must take four times as long for me to complete something than others . . . oh to have that talent! But, I'm sure I'll find just the "right" thing and finish it up sooner or later. . . .

. . .and I must admit that part of that delay has to do with the fact that I've been a bit distracted over the past week or so . . . I've got some pretty cool events coming up in December so my poor brain hasbeenworkingthisfastwithoutabreakyesevenat3:00inthemorningfordaysnow. Whew!

So much to do and prepare for and just not enough hours in the day!

So with that being said, mark your calendar for December 8th! We're having our very first Holiday Open House at our retail location! We'll be open our regular hours that day, then close for three hours to set up . . .and then re-open at 5:00 for all the festivites . . .

Wait! Back up . . . Jingle Bell Cruise will be happening in Downtown Escondido on Sat., Dec. 1st (lots of other events, too! Visits with Santa, FREE Horse and Carriage rides, SNOW! Click here for the whole schedule) . . . and I'm gonna have some surprises for you . . .keep an eye out for the December Newsletter . . .it is going to be jam-packed with lots of information . . . which brings me to . . .

there will probably be an extra email or two during December . . . see?? I told you I've got lots of things happening! (theregoesmybrainagainintomaximumoverdrivebecausei'msoexcitedaboutallthefuneventsthatareplanned!)

You don't receive our newsletters? Click here to sign up! (the little box is at the bottom of the homepage.) They include what new products have arrived . . .what new products are available for pre-order (here's hint for one that's coming: "Two Scoops!") . . . savings at both our retail location AND online . . .just for a brief overview. . . .

Okay . . .enough blah blah blah for now . . . thanks for visiting!

YIKES! Almost forgot! Ta-da! Rosie's Roadshow is almost completely loaded on the website! Still have a few more categories to add . . .but I'm working on it . . .hmmmm, maybeicantalkmysonintoupdatingthewebsiteforme . . .(sorry, that's the brain in overdrive again.)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

2 Bucks 2 Bucks 2 Bucks

Don't forget! We're having a Splendiferous Red Tag Sale this Saturday at our retail location!

Anything with a Red Tag will be just $2.00!

Yep . . . you read that right! Two bucks! Lots o' stockings can be stuffed to rim with these deals . . . some items will be up to 90% off!

But it's one day only . . .so don't miss it! Doors open at 10:00 am.

Keep an eye out for some fantabulous events happening here in Downtown Escondido during the month of December . . .more details to follow soon!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


All you Rosie's Roadshow fans . . .get ready! You can now purchase them online!

Okay . . .wait, give me a few days to get it all loaded . . .and then you can get them online!


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

My Husband is a Genius!

Okay . . .I know . . .I've not been blogging much lately . . .I've kinda had my head in the clouds . . . and I can't seem to remember anything lately.

I'm working on this project (actually, I'm working on two projects). . . and I must interject here that I am much more of an "instant gratification" type of gal than a "paint and wait for it to dry before moving on to the next step" type of gal . . .that being said:

When I got those Blank Board Shadow Boxes in at the store, I immediately thought of the Distress Crackle Paint. Helllloooooo . . . .they go together! Like peanut butter and bananas (or jelly, if you prefer).

So, I brought a shadow box home and painted it. And there it sat, all painted and crackled and waiting for the next step . . . for 4 days, I sat and stared at it. I surfed the web for some inspiration . . .and then stared at the box some more. Finally, I told my DH what I had in mind, but wasn't sure how to execute it.

This is why he's a genius: "Use that sheet you have . . .the one that cleans up really easy."

duh! Why didn't I think of that?? . . . He's speaking of my Non-Stick Craft Sheet . . . and guess what?? It worked! See! I told you he's a genius.

Sorry . . no pics yet, but I've been very good at taking step by step pictures so that when this project is done, I can post it all at once with somewhat of a tutorial . .. should be ready by this time next year. .. just kidding . . .I'm on a roll now . .. . shouldn't be much longer . . .

Off to see if that paint is dry yet . . .

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

New Mags!

Yippee!! The latest issue of Paper Cloth Scissors has arrived! And . . .the latest issues of Australian Paper Crafts and Australian Stamping & Papercraft have also arrived!

Got some good reading to do!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

10% Savings!

With all the new goods coming in . . .and the holidays approaching, I just couldn't resist!

Save 10% on your entire on-line order of $40.00 or more! Just enter Coupon Code "CATSNOV10" during checkout. Click here to start saving.

The Fine Print: Valid on-line only. May not be combined with any other offer or special. Not valid on Class Fees or Gift Certificates. Coupon expires 11/24/07.