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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

I Love Disneyland!

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California Adventures

Where did the sun go?  It's a little overcast today, but I hear it's snowing in Flagstaff, so I'll take the clouds here!


We have found so many beautiful things that will be showing up at the
store!  There are entire lines from Heidi Grace & Cloud 9 to
make you scrapbooking effortless.  And the new Making Memories is
very fun!  They have lots of fun Easter & Spring.  Here
are some others that will be showing up soon:  Anna Griffin, Deja
Views, Heidi Swapp, Cosmo Cricket, Scenic Route, Fancy Pants, Font
Werks, K & Company, Sugar Tree, Carol Wilson, Creative Imaginations,
O'Scrap, Autumn Leaves and MORE! 


The show has been fun, but it's lots of hard work.  It's not
physical labor, well, unless you count the miles & miles you walk
everyday lugging huge catalogs, but it's mentally draining. 
Imagine a shopping trip to the mall where you wanted everything but only
had so much in your budget.  And then you over spent your budget
by 1/3.  No returns here!  It really is fun though. 
We've met Heidi Swapp (she remembered me from her store visit), Tim
Holtz, Elsie Flannigan (she's adorable), saw Donna Downey...she's very
fun!  Actually, lots of the artists were here but they are so
unassuming, that you don't realize your in the presence of
greatness! 


Oh, and I musn't forget, Martha Stewart.  She was funny, 
down to earth, and poked fun at herself.  She has a new line coming
out from EK Success in the next year or so.  I happen to love her
stuff.  My dear friend Audra and I are addicted to her magazines
and website.  We've ordered her Martha by Mail craft kits & I
have a storage cabinet of hers that I LOVE!  So to see her whole
new planned line...and her...was amazing!  I think that she will
broaden the scrapbooking and crafting industry as a whole.  I'm not
supposed to talk about her products yet...but an 18x18
scrapbook...AMAZING!


I started getting sick on Sunday and Rachel started getting sick on
Tuesday.  Now it's Wednesday & we're a wreck.  So we're
going to skip the show today & go back to Disneyland.  Cannot
wait!  I'll post a picture of Disneyland soon.  We are going
to order the disk that they sell at the park.  it's wildly
expensive ($100) but their photographers are WONDERFUL! 


Let me back track a bit.  We went to Disneyland and California
Adventure on Friday.  It was SO   FUN!  Lyn &
Rachel hadn't been there since Rachel was a kid & since Lyn's kids
were little.  I was there a few years ago so it was all
familiar.  First we went on Indiana Jones...LOVE IT!  I love
it when it looks like you're going to get run over by a huge boulder and
then the jeep backs up and you go UNDER the boulder.  LOVE
that!  Then we did the Enchanted Tiki Room.  Very 196o's but
so very cute to have the little birdies singing...in the tiki
room...  Then we did Pirates of the Carribean.  I like that
ride, but I thought that when they re did it that it would be
better.  There were 3 Johnny Depps in it that I saw.  Will
have to go back today & see if there are more.  Then we did Big
Tunder Mountain.  Rachel & I screamed & threw our hands up
in the air.  LOVE that!  And Space Mountain to the Red Hot
Chili Peppers?  AMAZING!  That was our longest wait...45
minutes.  Everything else was 5-10 minutes. 


Now for California Adventure..when I came with my family I rode the
Hollywood Tower of Terror.  Scared me so bad I almost peed my
pants.  So when it came time for Soarin Over California I said no
way.  Well, this time I went on it.  There are signs up along
the way that say this ride is not for you if you're scared of
heights.  I am deathly afraid of heights...it's no wonder the tower
ride scared me.  But I ignored the signs.   Well, the
ride is amazing.  It's an IMAX kind of thing but it SCARED THE
LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF ME...which Lyn & Rachel found
hysterical.  Now, I cannot walk into Sam's Club and look at the
ceiling without getting woozy.  OH MY GOSH was I scared.  On a
KIDDIE RIDE! 


Ok, then we got to see the High School Musical Pep Rally.  Now
that's fun.  I have to tell you I'm almost 40 years old & I am a
teenage movie freak.  Love them.  And my daughter is 12 so I
have all sorts of reasons to watch High School Musical over and
over.  I know all the songs by heart.  The pep rally was so
fun!  What a geek I am!


It's time to get ready for another adventure!

Monday, January 29, 2007

CHA Update

Sorry for the delay, but unfortunately here, the internet either cost
money or the wireless signal we do get is almost non-existent. SO...we
finally just broke down and paid the price. Had to update with the
pretty things we are seeing!


My favorite of course was Elsie!Cha2007_021 Cha2007_029


We also saw a few celebs including Heidi Swapp and Tim Holtz.Cha2007_069 Cha2007_070


Kirsten has ordered some really cool stuff that you all are going to love and she isn't finished yet!


Stay tuned for more!


:) Rachel

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

hi from WAAAY up north!

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So, I just want to say that I am too, very excited to be going to CHA
with Kirsten. I miss her so much! Lots to do to get ready in the
meantime, but stay tuned for photos of our adventures!!!


This is a shot from last year's CHA in Vegas...Agnes is ready to go to class.


And the photo below is one of my favorites...Ali Edwards! Hope to meet more celebs this year!


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Be sure to check back!

Just two more days until we leave for CHA.  I'm so
excited!  Can't wait to see Rachel.  We'll try to post some
photos while we're gone so check back often!  Friday we're going to
Disneyland.  Saturday, we have vendor events from 9:00 am until
9:00 pm.  Then the show opens on Sunday.  Trade shows are
serious work but they are sooo much fun!  You learn lots, see lots
of great new products, and sometimes you get to meet celebrities. 
I've met Tim Holtz, Heidi Swapp,  Ali Edwards, Faye Morrow-Bell,
Cathy Zieskle, Susan Branch and lots of others.  You get a little
star struck, that's for sure!


Check out the pictures on the left side of the blog.  For the
February Classes, I've made a header for them with the date, time &
cost.  You can see them on our website www.aboutmemoriesandmore.com , too.  We've been having so much fun creating all of these ideas!  Hope you enjoy them too!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Well, I'm back to the blog.  Finally.  Just uploaded the
February classes.  We've been on a tear making projects for the
February classes before I leave for CHA.  Cannot wait to go to the
trade show!  I'll be going with Rachel & Lyn (my friend that
volunteers at the store).  On Friday 1/26 we're going to
Disneyland.  I'm wondering if I'll let Rachel talk me into doing
the Tower of Terror.  I dunno.  The first time I did it I
thought I was going to pee my pants I was so scared.  Dare I try it
again? 



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this page with me & my hubby.  We were at Sea World in 2005
and some nice passers by took this picture of us.  Our daughter was
at Sea World camp and we had the WHOLE WEEK to ourselves! 
 We're trying to talk her into doing it again this summer. 
Love her bunches, but a WHOLE WEEK  to ourselves?  It's a
dream come true!  (did I mention that she's 12?  need further
explanation?)


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mom has been making these amazing 12x12 scrapbook pages using the 8"
Making Memories chipboard letters.  Here's the Tickled by Elmo
page.  There are a couple of others that I need to post...you'll
just love them!

Friday, January 5, 2007

Welcome to our blog!

Let me tell you a little about About Memories and More.  We are a
scrapbook store located in Flagstaff, AZ.  Our store sells
scrapbook supplies but that is jst the tip of the iceberg.  We have
all sorts of things for card makers & paper crafters, too. 
 And we have an amazing staff of talented gals.


My name is Kirsten and I'm the owner.  I was thinking the other
day that it would be fun to start a blog.  I have so many things to
share and frankly,  I didn't want to inundate your email boxes
with emails everytime I thought of something.  So I'm hoping to use
this blog to share all the stuff floating around in my head.  And
in the heads of my very talented staff.


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This is me (in the green dress), with my best friend Audra.  We
were at her step daughters wedding...we don't just go around posing for
beautiful pictures.  Usually, we look pretty bad.  When you
get up at 4:45 am to go for a walk in 15 degree snowy weather, you don't
look so pretty.  The people at Starbucks are generally shocked by
our uncombed hair and make up running down our faces.  And we
usually smell like dogs.  Quite a sight!


I am hopeful that my dear friend Rachel will help me make this a
truly killer looking blog.  I know just enough to get hurt. 
So check back often.  We'll have pictures, links, classes, and
general rants enough to entertain you!