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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Shocked and Suprised!

Well I have returned from the land of estates, wills, personally property and family deaths - at least for a little while! Thank you all so very much for you well wishes and prayers as my family has had to deal with this!

I have to say I came back to a HUGE to do list! There is just so much to get finished up before the grand opening of the scrapbooking division of Beloved Keepsakes. Speaking of that - I was quite shocked that not many people commented on the grand opening of my new store!!! So now I am wondering is that because you are all cutter machine owners? Do you not think it is going to go over well?? Or is it just because you haven't seen the final product yet? Come on - give me a shout I really would like to hear what you think!!!

I was very surprised when I got home to see that my Design Team Member Bec had been HARD at work even when I wasn't around!!! (I am glad someone was!!!) As always I can count on her to think outside the box and pull off not one but two layouts from the same file!!! I thought I would share these with you today!!!

Both of these layouts were made using my "Sometimes you have to kiss" file. I think it is soo awesome how she mixed up the words on each layout and it became a totally different title!!!!

Thanks BEC!!!!! As always they are AWESOME!!!!

I also was surprised to see this layout in my in-box! It was created by Jen using a file that I had designed as a free give away here on my blog a few months ago!!!! I love how she used rhinestones to give the layout a little bling!!! (I sooo love bling!!!)

I think this turned out awesome as well! And I am so grateful to Jen for sharing it with me!!!

Ok - I have got to head out - I still have about 40 products to enter into the new store! Once again I would love to get your feedback on that!

Until Next Time!


PS - Don't forget the Grand Opening of Beloved Keepsakes Scrapbooking and the Paperthreads 40% off sale is approaching fast!!! Mark your calenders now for Saturday April 26th!!!


Mom April 23, 2008 at 11:24 AM  

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!! On the opening of your new store.

We are so very proud of you and all you have accomplished.

Love you more!


scrappinmama April 23, 2008 at 12:13 PM  

Sorry! I'm one of the guilty ones that didn't comment. I've been an extremely busy girl. :) My kitchen is spotless and now has a fresh coat of paint (Or should I say several) :) This is my first experience at color washing and it turned out great. I'm ready to tackle the dining room now. Also, I have spent the last few days trying to get retreat ready. I'm heading out this afternoon for Ky. The retreat starts Friday and ends Sunday afternoon. See ya Sunday evening! I am so excited!!!!!!
I think the store is a great idea! Although I have a cutter, I have several friends that don't. I'll be sure and pass the word along. Good Luck on your new adventure!

Anonymous,  April 23, 2008 at 12:38 PM  

Congrats!!! I too am a guilty for reading and not commenting...I think it's a great idea! And it's always encouraging to hear of fellow business owners growing their business :)

Lori McDonald April 23, 2008 at 12:44 PM  

Oh - please don't feel guilty!! That was not what I was trying to make happen at all!!! I just value all of your feedback and advice!

Some of my best ideas and some of closest calls of disasters where found, achieved or avoided from my blog readers feedback!!!

I trust and value what you guys think!!!


Anonymous,  April 23, 2008 at 2:33 PM  

I think the store will be a HUGE hit. There are many scrappers out there who don't own cutters and would love to be able to purchase the cut files. I know more and more people who are shopping on the internet, especially with the price of gas!

Joyce April 23, 2008 at 4:29 PM  

I love your idea of the store and had even toyed with the idea of doing something similar but my 2nd job has picked up more work and I barely have time to think let alone craft. Honestly I think there are more non-computer scrappers than those with a computer or that even want to go that route. I purchased my wishblade because I wanted unique diecuts and couldn't find any to purchase. I should have waited a 1 more year and I could have just shopped at your store! Since I have lots of crafting buddies, I will be sure to tell them to come look at and buy all your amazing files! Joyce H

Lucky Charm Crafts by Lynn Barwald April 24, 2008 at 12:12 AM  

Hey Lori! I'm getting back in commission after being so out of it for the last month! Yay! I'm glad to get back!

I think your picture was wonderful and was a great challenge to ask us to notice what was wrong with the picture. I did NOT notice the tie until I read your answer. There used to be an online Tide game where you had to find the differences between 2 pictures and you were timed. Somehow, this reminded me of that!

I think your new store is an AWESOME idea and I'm really proud of you and can't wait to visit it to see what you've done. You go girl!

I'm jealous that your Mom signed her comment Love you more! That's what MY Mom used to say too. Kewl.

I'm sorry to hear about your uncle and did they ever figure out what happened to him? Death is always so stressful and uncomfortable.:( My thoughts and prayers are with you.

CONGRATS on being a new G-d mother! How fun and fabulous!


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