Wednesday, November 26, 2008

SJ Designers..

Last night was so cool. All of our "2009 Junkie Designers" met at the store for a group meeting. None of them knew what we were going to do, and guess what? They made the ornaments for our Christmas tree this year! Our own Junked Up version! They are awesome ladies that will just inspire you to death! They will be added to the website in the next few days. You'll be able to finally click on the Design Team little thing and visit their blogs!
Hope to see you Friday a.m. @ 7:30 for lots of savings!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Little Reminder

Don't forget that we will be closed Tues, Wed & Thursday due to inventory and Thanksgiving... Be ready for the "Day After Thanksgiving Sale!" Have a safe holiday.
Design team - you rock!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Not Enough I'm Told...

Customers have told me that I don't blog enough. Here's one for you, Faith! I know I don't yall, and I apologize. I hope to blog more here soon. I'm getting ready for a long week. We gotta do inventory... Yuck... We are open today, Monday, Nov. 24th, but then closed on Tues, Wed & Thursday. But hey, it'll be worth your wait to be the first ones there on the "Day after Thanksgiving!" Our 50% rack will be jam packed, our tables will be up to 40% off, and then we are going to do a sale that you have tremendously loved before, Buy 1 printed paper, get the exact paper for FREE!) It all starts @ 7:30a.m. The Christmas spirit will be on! Are you even ready for Christmas? It's freaking me out that it's so close. I have alot to do!
We had fun with Vicki Boutin this weekend. She taught tremendous techniques. I have some ordering to do now with her having taught all this stuff. I will just have to slip in the office during inventory. (Escaping for a little bit!) Yeah, Vicki said that she will be back next year. She's another cool one. We didn't have enough time to visit. We must have talked without taking a breath all the way to the airport. So we have some more to learn about each other. Martha Lawlar took some good pictures for us. So as soon as she forwards them to me, I'll send them out here on the blog. I can't wait to see you on Friday... Have a happy, a great, a thankful Thanksgiving! We are thankful for your continued support!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Hey ladies!
I was overwhelmed at the response I got when I put out the call for a "Junkie" design team. We are honored that so many of you tried out. Thanks to everyone that put so much time into designing your pages. To mix black & white pictures together with colored pictures was surely a challenge. You totally out did yourselves! Thank the Lord in heaven that I did not have to judge. The prior Memory Maker Master that judged spent a ton of time at the store taking notes on each layout and on all the details and criteria. My photographer judge was glad to see each layout and the way her kids pictures were designed on the pages. The third judge had many details on her clipboard as she also studied the layouts. When tallying up the results (in no particular order) here are the names of the "2009 Junkie Designers!"

Lizzie Oakley
Deanna Middleton
Heidi Mansion
Robin Emswiler &
Laura Sexton
Congratulations ladies! We are so excited to spend the year working with you.

The Honorable Mentions are:
Rhonda Davis
Lisa Maxwell &
Rene Nowalk
(I will call each of you personally tomorrow with the details.)

All of the winning layouts will be displayed at the store through the end of the year. Come by and take a look at them. Our designers will be working on the first group project this Monday and we'll be ready to display these on the "Day after Thanksgiving."
To hear the excitement over the phone today as I called the winners was priceless. Thank you!

To all of the other sweet ladies, your entry pages are for you to keep. All you have to do, is switch the photos with the ones that you love. We appreciate you too! Your pages were all incredible.
I cannot thank you enough!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Karen Russell is one "Cool" chick...

We had a great time with Karen last weekend. That woman wore me out! I picked her up from the airport early on Thursday and spent the day with her cruisin' around. We had dinner and she was able to spend time with the kids, fiona-(dog), us & her camera. On Friday morning it became a whirlwind. So much fun and excitement. I was able to sit in on the "Photography Class" and I was so glad that I did. I learned so much... Like, see below...

Why were my pictures coming out blue? Still don't know...I forgot everything that I learned. All I could do the next day was fumble with my camera. BUT, now I am not scared of my manual or with the buttons on the camera. That's a HUGE accomplishment for me! So, here are just a couple of more photos...

The only thing, no pictures of us together. Just had to burn these memories in my brain! Thank you ladies for coming out and taking the classes @ our store. (Karen, just call me Beehive.) Ha...

Next weekend we have another great artist visiting from Canada. These ladies don't come around often. Hope to have you join us. See post below...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It’s a Hoot Workshop
Owl motifs are all the rage in scrapbooking and no one does it better than the folks at Sassafras Lass. Vicki is going to be pulling out all the stops to make this layout workshop a real hoot. Techniques will include stamping, using a few hot products from Ranger, paper piecing and more. Join in on fun and have an owl of a good time!
Skill level: Suitable for all
Materials required: paper trimmer, black pen, ruler, wet and dry adhesive, adhesive foam squares, fine tip scissors, black ink pad, sandpaper.
Friday November 21, 6-9pm

All in the Family 6x6 Album Workshop
Come and spend a day with Vicki creating a fabulous American Crafts 6x6 D-ring album that spotlights family. Students will complete an entire album in a day featuring a ton of products from Scenic Route Paper co, American crafts, Prism Papers, Gel-A-Tins stamps, Making Memories and more. Along with all of those fantastic products Vicki will also be focusing on using Distress Inks and techniques learned at Ranger University. This is a full day workshop where students can work at their own pace, play with fun products and learn a few new tricks sure to make your paper projects come to life. Give aways and good times are guaranteed! Sign up today to get in on the fun. This project is so cool. The example is at the store. Come by!
Skill level: Suitable for all
Materials required: paper trimmer, black pen, ruler, wet and dry adhesive, adhesive foam squares, fine tip scissors, black ink pad, sandpaper, baby wipes.
Saturday November 22, 10am-5pm
This class will be set up into different work stations to teach each technique.
There will be only 22 spaces available.

Pearls and Best Wishes
Rangers Perfect Pearls Pigments provide the ultimate in luminescent effects. In this technique driven class come and explore a variety of uses for these little pots of magic. Think painting, doodling, spritzing, stamping and more. To sweeten the deal, Vicki has added a bunch of fun product from Scenic Route’s Surprise line to the class kits, along with a few other special goodies. Students will complete a variety of Birthday themed projects including layouts, a card and more. Don’t miss out on all the glittery fun!
Materials required: paper trimmer, pencil, ruler, wet and dry adhesive, black pen, fine tip scissors, black ink pad, baby wipes.
Saturday November 22 6-9pm
Cost: $45

By combining her love for paper and products and photography Vicki has been able to create a fresh and approachable scrapping style. In 2006, she was honored to be added to the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame. In 2008, Vicki became a member of the Creative Team for Better Homes and Gardens Scrapbooks, Etc, which she is excited to report will extend into 2009 when she will be added to their 10th Anniversary All Star team. Her designs have been published in numerous industry magazines and idea books and Vicki loves to share her passion for scrapbooking through teaching and workshops.
With a love for life and laughter, Vicki enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends and in her spare time she can be found shopping or taking in a good movie. She resides in St. Catharines, ON with her husband and two, sweet children.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Happenings @ the Junkie... SALE

Looking at how far scrapbooking has come since the days of adhesive back photo albums and glue on photo corners, we felt that some of the leading lady designers should be recognized for their contributions.
We have been truly blessed at The Junkie to have had the privilege to host these incredible women at our store. We want to say thanks to them for taking time out to teach our customers and thanks to you for supporting them.
Teresa Collins
Glitz Girls
Karen Russell
We also want to say thanks to these talented designers for their awesome product lines.
Heidi Swapp
Jenni Bowlin
Karen Foster
Let’s enjoy some savings on all of their products with:
25% off!
This sale will be from Nov. 10th-Nov. 14th.
(Sorry,No reward stamps on these products.)
Just a way to say, thanks to the designers and our faithful supporters!