Friday, July 31, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Speaking of The Pink House, be sure to come by and give Brandy a big welcome. She is wonderful and you'll love her instantly. Thanks to Jeni for helping out with Brandy's Zoie while Brandy watches the store. And thanks to Amber for keeping Brandy company. She may work her way back up to The Mom's favorite yet! And a big thank you to Sheila and Tina for making our Christmas in July weekend fun Saturday and Sunday. I'll let Michelle tell you all about our Pajama crop antics from Friday night when she blogs. No sleep for that crew, I can tell you!
Michelle and I are going to hit the CHA floor running tomorrow at 9am and not stop until we have all the goodies for you that will keep coming through December. The hardest part is not to order just everything! Today Michelle is at the Rosen learning all about the fabulous COPIC markers. She'll have an official certification on the products when I pick her up at 4 today. Sounds real serious, but we all know how much fun she's having. When she gets back, she'll pass on the skills to you so you get the most out of these marvelous tools. That's right, I said tools 'cause they are way beyond just markers.
To keep you guys happy until the CHA stuff starts rolling off the UPS truck, we have been ordering like crazy this month. Come in and check out the Just Rite Stamper products, the beautiful Bazzill flowers, Marvy punches, Cricut supplies, and of course the newest new toy on the block the i-top brad maker from Imaginisce! Those are just a few of the deliveries we received over the last 2 weeks, so don't miss out.
And be sure and not miss Donna Downey and the Prima fabric flowers, and embellishments. Prima called Brandy today to say they are on the way! The flowers will be here this week and Donna is coming to The Pink House on August 7th. Give Brandy a call to get your name on the list for Donna Downey's visit.
See you soon.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Package A - $54.99
i-top Tool, Small & Medium Brads, Small & Medium Punches, Topper Template
Package B - $84.99
i-top Tool, Small & Medium Brads, Small & Medium Punches, Topper Template, Large Die Carriage (adapter), Large Brads, Large Punch
Package C - $99.99
i-top Tool, Small & Medium Brads, Small & Medium Punches, Topper Template, Large Die Carriage (adapter), Large Brads, Large Punch, Cute Storage Tote
(Welcome to the Cricut Swarm, De!)
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
In case you didn't get a chance to reserve your new i-top Tool from Imaginisce, give us a call right away. Our order is being shipped this week. I just checked their web site and the next shipment isn't going out until September. No worries for those of you who reserved yours with us already. When I saw the web site, I immediately called Imaginisce and was assured that our order is being pulled at the warehouse as we speak. It should be here next week.
Give me a call with your credit card info and we'll hold one for you when they come in. But, hurry, 'cause there are only a few not already spoken for. This awesome new tool will be a must have to create custom brads to match your layouts and projects.
See you soon.
Friday - 7/24
10am - Gift Wrap 101 (free) - Have trouble achieving tight corners, can't get your tissue fluffed just right? Come watch The Mom demonstrate one of her many talents... She is the ULTIMATE gift wrapper!
11am - Custom Wrapping Paper ($5.00) - Come learn how to stretch your supplies and create decorative packaging customized for your special gifts. Fun class for our young crafters as well.
1pm - Christmas Cards ($15.00) - Michelle has designed 3 unique cards to help you get ahead of the holiday season. It's never too early to start working on your Christmas Cards!
3pm - Ornament Make-N-Take (free) - Take off work early to swing by and play for an hour. You'll get to make 4 or more sweet holiday ornaments. These are perfect for decorating your Christmas tree, hanging from the center of a wreath, or more.
6pm - All Night PJ Crop ($15.00) - Come dressed in your PJ's. We'll have dinner prepared for your 6pm arrival. Then Michelle will teach a mini-class @ 7pm. Mom will keep us entertained with games, challenges & prizes throughout the night. At midnight we'll have a White Elephant gift swap. Cropping will continue until Saturday at 6am.
Saturday - 7/25
10am - Sweet Treats ($25.00) - Our favorite new instructor TINA is teaching us to wrap chocolate bars, cover cocoa packets & create a "sour cream" candy container. Price includes all the candy. This is a must attend class for beginners and advanced like. So Much Fun!
1pm - Poinsettias & Greeting Card basket ($18.00) - How super cute is this Poinsettia card!! And the handled card box is a great gift or decorative keepsake. This class is full of techniques... stamping, scoring, diecut layering, & more.
3:30pm - Star Tree Topper ($15.00) - Shere is showing us how to recycle last year's holiday cards and create a tres cool star perfect for topping the tree, decorating the foyer table or giving as a gift.
Sunday - 7/26
1pm - Post-it Desktop Set ($25.00) - What great ideas!! This note pad set can be customized to fit any theme, any style. You won't believe how many clever cost-efficient tricks Tina has packed into one class.
3:30pm - Holiday Pocket Folder ($25.00) - Have a box full of file folders needing to be put to use? Come learn how to score, fold & decorate those bland office supplies and turn 'em into creative works of art. These folders can be given as greeting cards, kept as a place to record special information or placed on a bookshelf for decoration. They are that cute. :)
As always, thank you for your continued support. Michelle I are very excited about the direction we are headed. Please be sure to call ahead to reserve your class seats.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
More trip news...We got back really late Saturday night and I have been in and out of the store and talked to some of you. The last post left off the night before our visit to the inside of the new Cowboys Stadium. What a rush that was! Not only did I get to be part of the inaugural tour day, but American Idol was holding auditions there. They told us we couldn't take pictures, but as you know I am not great at doing what I'm told. And if you ever want me to do something, just tell me I can't. So, I'll post the pics soon.
After Dallas, we went to Tennessee. We made the obligatory trip to Graceland and headed straight home after that. As wonderful as the trip was, it was good to see the "Welcome to South Carolina" sign. I spent time while we were gone really thinking about what it is that I want in life and how the store fits into the picture. I have come to the conclusion that The Pink House is a big part of the life plan. I am excited and anxious about the future and am very grateful for your support. I took steps this week to get new product and keep in touch with the new landlord across the street. I have other opportunities for location and am keeping those options open, but I feel like this is the way to go. We are firm believers in things happening for a reason, so whichever site we are supposed to be in will be. But, know that we will remain open in our current location -- 136A Red Bank Road in Goose Creek -- until the new place is up and running. Stay tuned for details.
I know this is a long post, but I have to tell you the really BIG news. We are going to CHA!!! Since it's in Orlando, I'll have my ears on the whole time. I have Mickey, Minnie, and even Fiona ears. The trip will be for business purposes, of course. (Yeah, right!) I'll tell you all about it during our Christmas in July celebration. Don't forget to sign up for the classes and the all night crop, July 24th and 25th.
Thanks to you all for your kind words of encouragement and your friendship. We will have great fun and adventure during July and in the years to come. Come see me and we'll chat.