Thursday, July 31, 2008

Just a quickie today......

Yes I'm tired and drained so I'll make this short and sweet. Let's see we got zipdry and fabric tack in today, I know nothing exciting, but we did get about 8 spools of Silk ribbon on the ribbon wall that sell for $0.90-$1.30 a yard, now who can beat that??? Now keep an eye out on our blogs for something didferent to show up in the next day or so, things around here are growing, we are taking baby steps, but have big ideas so you don't want to miss anything, (and no Kate is NOT having a baby, that's not what I mean). I know we have added more stuff to the clearance table and if you see empty end caps don't worry we are just making room for the new stuff that has shipped, and yes it has started shipping. So keep an eye out for the goings ons, because contrary to popular believe what happens at Paper Tales doesn't always have to stay at Paper Tales. Hey wouldn't that make a cool T-shirt???? or have I said too much. :0

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

What a mess!!!!!!!!!

Ok I decided once again I needed so organization in my life, hey it sounds good anyway. we'll see if I actually stick to it. LOL!

Well my youngest Tim is away for two weeks at his grandparents, it's sooo quiet around hear I miss him and the dogs are going crazy without him. But I sent him this picture of his room the other day and told him he could never leave again if this is the way he was going to leave his room.

He told me I needed to get ALL of my crap out of his room before he gets back home, and I better not leave a "craft smell" in it. Sad to say that is only about 1/3rd of my stuff, and most of it is out of his room now. I'm not sure what a "craft smell" is, but I'm sure the zipdry smell is in there somewhere. I told him maybe he should think twice about leaving me again, next time I could fill his room with all my smelly candles that he hates. I suppose I should go get the rest of the stuff out of his room, he does come home on Sunday. :)

By the way here is Tim at his grandpaprents.

Yup that's my pride and joy.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Prayers please.......

Some of you might know this but I think most of you don't, today is one of the big days for my Mother, she is sick and they are trying to rule out cancer. She does have swollen ducts in her pancerase and they are scoping those today before they do a bi-opsy. She probably will have to have her thyroid nucked before this is all over with, no big deal I have learned that seems to be in the family history. If you know my Mother or have heard stories about her this one is different she is actually scared, so I'm asking for prayers that she finds the peace she needs.

Thank you.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

A day of play.........

Shhhhhh....... don't tell the boss I've been playing, I went out to lunch with the girls on friday, totally didn't plan on that it just happened had a good time and Grayson totally thinks I'm a freak, and according to Morgan we sure eat weird food here LOL!!!! gotta love kids. Saturday Jon and I took Drew and Katy shooting, can I just say Drew doesn't want to tick her off, but then again he knew that already her dad was a snipper in the military.

I did get two layouts done today, yes I seem to be a very slow scrapper lately. One is for the vintage LO class and the other I was just playing with the new Basic Grey Eva line, it doesn't ship until late Sept. but I got my hands on a few sheets to play with. It's a great line, it can be fresh and funky or my favorite can be used to scrap dead poeple, their Ambrosha line is the same way, I'll be playing with that later.

The Eva LO I used Maya Road alphas with Tim Holtz distressing powder on them then dusted them with pearlex powder it gave them a wonderful soft shimmer, it's hard to tell but I have pearls all over the page, and used a prima flower. I love the way the one paper matches the wall paper in the photo, just a side note the painting in the photo is of my 5th great-grandfather in the Netherlands.

This is the one for the vintage class, I used mostly paper, just to show what you can do with all the punches and die machines out there, they aren't just for cutesie stuff.

I know some new stuff has shipped already so you might want to start stalking the store to see what all is coming, there's some good stuff on it's way, but please save some for me, the Graphic 45 didn't make it thru the weekend, but that's ok we ordered more so if you missed out it too is on it's way back in stock.

Well I think I want to go back and play some more.

Until next time.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Back to reallity........

I guess it's time I turn back to earth, I've been on a winning high lately. Today I went and got my monthly shot, picked up my new glasses, and sad to say had to send my son's new glasses to him. My husband decided to send him up north to his grandparent's house while I was in Chicago, so he will be gone for two weeks. Now granted his is having a great time and doesn't need me at all, but I miss him. :( The house is quiet, no friends over now guitar music, and he's not dancing around asking me for things. So I guess I better put this quiet time to use and get some class samples done, so here is what I did today.

It's a star book I think the class is Tues. Aug. 5th. Please call the store if you want to take it or need a kit.

Here are two of the three Vintage Layout's you will do Sat. Aug. 9th. once again reserve your spot soon it tend to fill up quickly.

Well I guess I need to get back to work, more samples to make.

Monday, July 21, 2008

WOOOO!!!!!.......WHOOOO!!!!!!!...... doesn't quite cut it today!!!!!!!!!

You can't see me jumping up and down in excitement, but let's just say, or as Cass would say "You're on a roll girl" Maybe this picture would help.

Yes I WON!!!!!!!!!!

Melissa Frances did a wonderful thing and had a alter a bra contest for all the store attending CHA. It was to raise awareness to Breast Cancer and other Cancers. The bras then would be voted on by everyone at the show, and I won!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now you need to go to Melissa's blog and let her know what a wonderful job she is doing, there is a link to the left. Let me tell you she has some beautiful stuff coming out and yes you will be able to get at Paper Tales, so keep your eyes open for it to come in, and yes I will be doing a book class with her new Christmas line, it is just beautiful. Well now I'm rambling so I'mm going to get more coffee, but I will leave you with a little better look at the bra.

Sunday, July 20, 2008


I'm still very tired but tonight I'm very happy I won a grand prize from Making Memories....which includes a lavendar rolling tote full of Making Memories product who doesn't love that not only did I win a tote but I also won a Slice and a complete starter kit. Now that is fun, two girls come running up to me screaming rolling a cart full of stuff. I can't wait to get home and start playing.

Sorry no pictures tonight too busy working tonight, just finished the tattered angels order must sleep now.

Good night.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Exhausted about covers how I feel......

It is the end of day one and my feet hurt, my legs hurt. I didn't take as many pictures as I thought I would. I did spend a lot of time talking to old friends and making new. Teresa is doing great and is so sweet when she runs over to me from across the room to give me a hug, G45 wants me to move to Utha to work for them, Carolyn and I have decide we need to go antiquing together sometime. And of course we had a wonderful time spending the afternoon with the girls from Maya Road helping them setting up the booth. Speaking of booths I know you guys came by the blog to see all the new stuff I did take pictures of, so here are some.

Now I need to get back to helping Cass and Kate filling out order forms, maybe more pictures tomorrow we have a very early class at 6:30.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Well I'm not ready

But CHA is this week and as my mail box keeps filling with new stuff to see, my mind is swimming with ideas. Some of the stuff I love, some of the stuff not so much. Keep tabs on my blog this week I will posting pictures from the show floor so let me know what you see that you really like.

Friday, July 11, 2008

This one is for Kelly's Tag

I had to come up with 7 random/wierd things about me, well let me just say I had to narrow it down to 7 things. So here goes, please don't think any less of me, I tried not to put any real gross wierd ones in there. ;)

1. Never close drawers or cabinets behind me.
2. I love to sit and eat anchovies right out of the can/jar could eat those little critters all day.
3. Don't think you should ever cook a piece of fruit, don't eat don't like it. Yes that means I don't eat apple pie. Give me a piece of fruit fresh and I'll eat just about any kind, just don't cook it.
4. Yes I have to admit it I grew up in the mountains of Ky. so I have eaten squirrel. :o
5. Don't wear short, not even if it's 100 degrees outside, no one wants to see my white legs anyway, besides it means I'd have shave them.
6. Never sleep without blankets on me, just doesn't seem right to have them on the bed and not use them.
7. I do sleep with my eyes open, sometime all the way open, but most of the time it's just my left eye, I can't close it all the way without thinking about it so it is always slightly open anyway, it has something to do with the nerve in my brain that acts up that causes my headaches.

Well there you have it, I don't know if or how many people I'm suppose to tag so lets see I'll tag people on the left. Deb, Heather, Brandy, Kate and Caroline

Sunday, July 06, 2008

I know it's late, sorry.....

Here are a few pictures of the Graduation party, we had a wonerful time. I found out that I'm pretty good at making cotton candy the size of your head.

Sorry it has taken so long to get these up it has been crazy around here.