Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Wonderful Weekend

I didn't get to enter in the Scrapping the Music Challenge this week because I was so busy. It is the first week in a long time that I have not entered. This week, I am making it a goal to enter. The weekend was crazy for me. But I LOVED IT! Friday night was Find Your Style Class (awesome class by the way) at my store. We had 7 ladies and my sister-in-law was teacher. I took the class. I found out that my style is Shabby/Old World. What that style includes is a lot of distressing and ink. I INK EVERYTHING...LOL! The joke of the night is that I am Shabby...LOL! We made 8 layouts in this class, one of each of the different styles. The class started at 6:30 and did not end until 10pm. Knowing that my Open House was the next day, I was a little tired and unprepared. Thanks to Jenn, Jenny, Buffy and my mom, by 11pm we had the store ready for the next day. I love you guys! I was so wired when I got home that it was after midnight before I fell asleep.

Saturday was the Open House. I was up by 7:30am needing toothpicks for my eyelids and a majorly large cup of iced coffee from McDonalds. I got my vanilla iced coffee and went to work. We had balloons, lots of food, a Chinese Auction, classes all day, store-wide sale, a tent outside with our layout team and more. Buffy showed up with an a beautiful arrangement of flowers for me...thank you! The day was amazing. I met so many new people....wonderful people. The classes filled up even more so as the day went on. I sold a lot of retail and a lot of tickets! I also had Hanah there, who is the coordinator of the event Crop for a Cure which will be held on July 25th. You can come and scrapbook for 12 hours and all the proceeds will go to the 3-day Breast Cancer Walk. I gave away lots of Thermo Web products as well as BoBunny. Most of my Stampin Up! Demonstrators gave away baskets and bags filled with their ink, stamps and cardstock. I am so blessed to have so many people who came to see me and the store. And I am even more blessed to have so many wonderful people come to help me, give donations, bake, teach classes and promote my business. A HUGE hug to all of you for your kindness and support and mostly your friendship. I asked to be surrounded by only positive, inspirational people, and I am getting what I asked for. THANK YOU! Also, I need to thank my bestest friend in the entire world, Jamie, for taking me out for a pedicure and dinner after the open house. We do not get to spend time together much due to busy schedules and distance. It was definitely an awesome end to a very busy day...topped off with a Raspberry Sour and My Best Friend's Wedding.

Today was SOOOOO CRAZY! I had a joint birthday party for 2 sisters, Hope and Claire. There ended up being 19 children and at least 15 adults. The birthday girls chose to decorate quart sized paint cans. These can be used for markers, money, craft supplies and so on. The kids had a blast. I am so thankful for my mom and Jenny who helped me today. I could not have done it without them. I had a lot of fun!

It was a wonderful weekend. I always used to say I was going to get a bumper sticker that said People Suck. I am sure there are times you thought that as well. I am so glad that I never did that. People are really not that bad as long as WE have the right attitude. Remember that when we have an issue with someone, it is actually an issue with ourselves. It is something that WE do not like about that person and it is not the persons fault that we do not like whatever it is that is angering us. Yes there are angry, mean people in the world but we have the choice to let them bother us or not. Whenever I see someone angry, that is taking it out on me...I usually just say to them, "I really hope your day gets better." And, I walk away. I say it with meaning...I am honestly hoping their day gets better. Sometimes people do not even realize that they are acting a certain way. Sometimes, all they need is someone to make a simple statement to make them wake up. It isn't people who suck, it is OUR attitude.

What I am thankful for today:
a very successful open house
my teachers
my layout team
my mom
my sister-in-law Jenn
Jenny (what would I do without you?)
Buffy and the beautiful flowers
all those who took a class, baked, volunteered their time, etc.
Jamie...I love you with every inch of my soul!
Diane, for taking my niece and nephew so that Jenn could teach all day at the store.
My mother-in-law for taking Makenna so that Jamie and I could have time together.
Leah for booking her girl's party at my store!
Jenny and my mom for all their help today and yesterday!!!!!!!
pedicures and painted toes
massage chairs
cheese fries and raspberry sours
My Best Friend's Wedding...."I say a little prayer for you....."
Dermont cute!
Diane and Rudy for the drink tonight and working in the yard together!! (Thanks for the Iris's!)I hope you enjoy your Loosestrife..LOL!
my classes filling up
the July classes which ROCK!
being able to work my dream job
Crop for a Cure
positive people
my gardens (thanks for the compliments Rudy!)
the sunshine
my family
my friends
my pets
my children
more weekends like this past one


  1. You definately sound very busy Amy. Thanks for playing along with us at STM. Love all the colour on your page.

  2. I love your rainbow of colors on your layout - beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping The Music!

  3. I am so glad I was able to attend your Open House. I loved the store and everyone was soooo friendly. I will def. be back and will be signing up for classes!!
    Sarah L