Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Jodie has informed me that she and Jeanne have great classes planned for us. I am so excited I can't wait. Just the thought of having so many hours to crop till we crash! To eat, drink, learn, win gifts and most all enjoy each others company. Wow! Who wouldn't want to do that.
Jodie has also informed me that she will have a picture of the layout kit she has prepared so hopefully I can get it posted for you all to see. Jodie does fine work. Thanks girl!
I too will try and get the card kits posted hopefully next week.
I have all the gifts ready and waiting. Remember you must be in attendance to recieve your gifts. They will be given out during the 3 days. You will never know when your name will be called.
Things to remember if your participating in the home cricut layout contest.
You must remember to have your cricut layout that you made from home put on the contest table right when you arrive. Please ask AK or Bonnie for a special ticket for you to win a special gift. This gift will be given to you after the announcement of the winner.
This ticket is seperate from the ticket you will recieve when you enter which will be for the grand prize on Sunday.
If you do not have it available right after you come in, you will not be eligible for that special ticket but you still will be eligible to enter the contest for first and second place winners.
I myself can't wait to see everyone's work.
Don't forget to call Scrapnstamp at 904/725/1253 to register there still is time. Because of the holiday, if you think you need an extention on paying for registration please speak to Jodie, she will be the only one who would be able to accommodate your request. Or you can email me A.K. at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will take care of it for you.
See you girls soon! Chirp! chirp!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
I myself had a very nice one, enjoying our grandchildren opening presents and getting so excited. My grandson Hunter who is 4 was upset with his dad as he left twigs in the fireplace and Santa had to land on them and then he ripped his pants as Hunter found a piece of Santa's red pants on the metal rack the wood sits on. The rack was even knocked out of the fireplace. Hunter got excited when he saw the Cookie crumbs that were left in the fireplace. He also told his dad not to start a fire Christmas eve as he didn't want Santa to get burned. We all laughed.
On Christmas Eve Santa drop in my home for a visit while we had company. All the grandchildren were screaming and so excited to see him thru the window and then Santa knocked on the door. We let him in and he threw snow all over everyone. It was so much fun. Santa had a gift for everyone that was there even me. I got to sit on his lap too.
One of my friends we'll she was not being so good as I think she was flirting with Santa. I was watching her and she didn't take her eyes off of him. She grinned from ear to ear. Then when it was her turn to sit on his lap boy she was really smiling and Santa was blushing. Mmm! I was getting a little worried as I know Santa left poor Mrs. Clause home. Mmm! I also know it gets pretty cold outside for him and only flying with his Reindeers all night long I am sure it gets pretty lonely. But between you and me I think my friend talked Santa in going home with her. Watch out Mrs. Clause think you might have some competion. Santa was sure doing a lot of Ho Ho-ing.
Well just wanted to drop in and let everyone know the time is coming, it's right around the corner and we can leave all that hustle and bustle behind us.
We can concentrate on having a great time at the retreat. Is everyone ready? I guess I should be saying am I ready for everyone!
Well I still have lots of work to do and will be getting started on it in a couple of days once again.
So I will say so long for now and hope to see all of you soon. Don't forget to call Scrapnstamp and get signed up.
Happy Holidays Everyone!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Those that don't want anything to do with the cricut but would like to attend I will make sure we have contests for you to participate in. You won't have to use the cricut. I want this to fair for all scrapbookers. Just want a fun and relaxing weekend.
If you don't want to stay but a few hours each day that is fine. What ever is comfortable for you. But remember to at least be back for the food, games and prizes. Thats the fun part!
This is just a getaway for those who want to be with other cricut and scrapbook sisters. This would be a great time to work on a project you have been trying to get done for awhile and haven't been able to for some reason or another. It is also a great way to relax after the holidays. So come and relax and have a great time.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Please make sure you hold onto it as there will be a drawing on Sunday at noon. Keep it in a safe place. You must be present to win.
GOOD LUCK ALL YOU CRICUTEERS!
Even if you don't use the cricut of course you are in the drawing and GOOD LUCK TO YOU TOO!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
There will be a table set up for all entries.
You DO NOT HAVE TO USE YOUR CRICUT TO MAKE THIS 2 pg. LAYOUT. This must be done on site and must have it turned in on Sat. at ONE O'CLOCK.
There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner. Winners will be announced around 1:30 pm Saturday.
You must be on site to collect your prize.
HOME LAYOUT CONTEST
1st & 2nd prize only goes to the layout that is most creative using the most cricut cuts items.
This one is done at home and the entry must be put on the table Friday when you enter. You will then ask for a special ticket so you will have a chance to win another prize beside tring to win the 1st and 2nd place. The winners will be announce after dinner.
VALENTINE CARD CONTEST
There will be only one winner for this contest. You must use the cricut to create your card and must be done on site.
Entries must be turned in on Friday by 7:00 pm Winner will be announced about 7:30
5 PRODUCT CARD
okay ladies let's get the creative juices going. You can enter a card using 5 different products of any kind. Must list the product used and if you win please explain how you used each product. Entry must be in on Sunday at noon. Winner will be announced at 1:00 pm
There will be one winner only!
So let's get creative chirpettes. Chirp!chirp!
WHEN YOU LEAVE YOU WILL BE GIVEN A 4X6 PICTURE OF OUR GROUP SO YOU CAN HAVE A REMINDER OF THE FUN YOU HAD.
I WILL HAVE AVAILABLE FOR SALE A VIDEO OF OUR WONDERFUL FUN 3 DAY EVENT WHICH WILL BE SOLD AT $7.00. $5.00 OF THE PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO M. S. SOCIETY.
THEY WILL BE HOLDING SPECIAL SALES JUST FOR US. THEY WILL ALSO GIVE US 15 PERCENT OFF OUR TOTAL SALES minimum of 10.00 purchase. They have also offered us a 25% discount off any one item but is not included in the 15% offer.
They have prepared 3 different 2 page layout kits for our swarm days which can be purchased for $12.99. Minus the 15% if you put it in your total. Shh! we won't tell them. If they say something, just say AK said we could.
They will also have some products on hand for us at the lodge. Go Scrapnstamp! Chirp!chirp!chirp!
Also there is no lodging at solomon but if you wanted to bring a blow up mattress, blanket, and your pillow you are welcome to put upstairs in the meeting room. So you can rest when ever you needed too. But remember there are no showers there.
If you wanted to save on a hotel night then you could bring the mattress and spend Friday night and then go to your hotel room for Sat.
This is just a suggestion to those who are traveling from out of town.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Please bring in what ever items you do not use anymore and want to get rid of. This way you can have room for the new stuff. Good thinking uh! I have a few friends that would tell me to take my own advise. Hey I try to get rid of my stuff at times. But it sure is hard!
Anyways please put your name and price on your items. You will recieve the profit minus 10 percent which is going to be donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
So hurry start now, as the holidays are coming up so quickly and by the time they are over, you will need room I am sure in your craft rooms.
Friday, October 24, 2008
- Congratulations Ching! I heard someone bought you a $50.00 gift certicificate toward the swarm for your Birthday. That is wonderful! Happy Birthday to you! Chirp! chrip!
- Hey now you need to tell them to buy a certificate for you for Christmas too for the swarm. Wow! wouldn't that be cool!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Take this opportunity to think about what you are going to buy for that special friend or special loved one in your life for their Birthday.
Maybe you need a gift for that special person who has everything. Maybe you just don't know what to get them anymore.
Maybe you just need a special gift Just Because.
Maybe you know someone you needs their spirits lifted. This 3 day retreat can help them make all their cares go away. At least for 55 hours!
Let's also not forget Christmas! Yes it's that time of year again Folks! Hate to say this but it is just a few months away. Wouldn't it be great to have this special cricut retreat certificate hanging on their tree when they wake up on Christmas morning. I can see those big smiles right now and it isn't from the reflection of those Christmas lights.
Or maybe you just want to get yourself one. No reason not to treat yourself. Sometimes we forget that we are special too.
So just give SCRAPNSTAMP a call at (904)725-1253 and they will make those special arrangements for that someone special in your life. Or you may contact me at email@example.com Remember there are only about 30 seats.
JUST TO LET YOU KNOW SCRAPNSTAMP ALSO HAS GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR ALL KINDS OF STAMPING AND SCRAPBOOKING SUPPLIES AND CAN BE PURCHASED AT ANY AMOUNT. GREAT GIFT! I LOVE WHEN MY HUSBAND GETS THEM FOR ME AT CHRISTMAS! HINT!HINT DEAR! REMEMBER ITS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!
MAYBE YOU HAVE A LOVED ONE THAT HAS EVERYTHING OR YOU KNOW SOMEONE THAT IS SPECIAL TO YOU AND WANT TO GIVE THEM SOMETHING THEY WOULD NEVER SUSPECT. WOW! WOULDN'T THAT BE A SCRAPBOOKERS OR CARDMAKERS DELIGHT!
Breakfast– 9:30 Pancakes & fresh fruit, coffee and tea
Lunch – 1:00 Chef’s salad, homemade chicken noodle soup, potato cheese soup and Bread & butter
Dinner – 6:00 Spaghetti with fresh parmesan cheese, tossed salad, rolls, and desert 10:00 snacks - Assorted Homemade cookies coffee and tea
Breakfast – 9:30 Fresh Donuts, fresh fruit, coffee, tea
Lunch – 1:00 variety of cold cuts, cheeses, lettuce, tomato, rolls, pickles & chips & salsa
Dinner – 6:00 Baked chicken, baked potato’s, green beans, corn, poncett, lumpia, and desert
Midnight snack – funnel cake and ice cream
Breakfast – 9:30 Sausage, omelets, scrabbled eggs and English muffins, coffee, tea, OJ
Lunch – 1:00 pizza, salad and brownies
Soft drinks and water will also be available
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
SO IF YOUR ONE OF THOSE EARLY BIRDS WHO LIKE THE EARLY MORNINGS THEN I WOULD SUGGEST YOU TO GET TO THAT DOOR WHEN IT OPENS AT 9:30AM TO SEE WHAT YOU WILL BE GETTING. THERE ARE ONLY 5 GIFTS TO GIVE AWAY.
ALSO REMEMBER THAT THE FIRST 10 PEOPLE WHO SIGN UP WITH THEIR $40.00 DEPOSIT. WILL HAVE A CHOICE OF A FREE LAYOUT KIT OR A 5 CARD KIT AND WHEN THE FINAL PAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE THE KIT WILL BE GIVEN TO THEM AT THE LODGE.
YES I DID SAY FREE!
I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS SWARM AND HOPE YOU WILL BE TOO.
KEEP AN EYE ON THE NEXT UPDATE. THERE IS ALOT HAPPENING.
Monday, October 20, 2008
IN JANUARY 2009...
A Swarm?? Yes!!.. a swarm is a gathering of fun people who like to crop, learn new ideas on how to use their cricut machines and to check out everyones ideas. If you don't own a cricut Don't let that stop you from joining. There will be cricuts to use on site.
PLEASE COME JOIN ME AND MEET SOME NEW CRICUT SISTERS.
My name is AK and I am hosting this wonderful Event and want to thank SCRAPNSTAMP for being a sponsor. The are located at 7211 Atlantic Blvd. Jacksonville, Fl. 32211 (904) 725-1253.
Believe me you won't want to miss it.
YOU WILL HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO GET READY
This SWARM RETREAT is being held at Solomon Lodge #20
25 East First Street Jacksonville, Fl. 32206
Directions if coming from scrapnstamp you would go over Matthews Bride. Make a right hand turn on the 3rd light. You will pass a huge scottishrite building on right. Pass that and go to the trafic light and take a left turn. Solomon lodge is on the right up on a little hill. Gate will be open please drive up the driveway on left side of building and park on left side of driveway.
The doors will open at 9:30am Friday the 23rd and they will close their doors at 4:30 pm on Sunday the 25th for 55 hours of cropping & meeting new Cricut friends.
Included in the 3 day Fee: Are 8 Meals, 6 Classes, Make-n-Takes, Snacks, Drinks, Contests for good size Prizes, Great Grab Bag Gifts, Chance to WIN a $50.oo Gift Certificate, and much more.
Scrap n Stamp will also hold special swarm attendee only sales. They will also have some product on hand for us to purchase at the lodge while cropping. This will be a swarm you will never forget! Loads of fun! Come join me and other cricut sisters for this 55 hours RETREAT!! The fee is 165.00 for 6 classes, makentakes,cropping, 8 meals, prizes, gifts, etc. Breaking it down it comes out to 55.00 for each day of great fun.
Payment in full is due by Jan. 10th. You can pay as you go if you would like by calling the store at 904-725-1253.
Let's cricut chirp together everyone!
Space and seating is limited, and is available on a 1st come basis, upon reciept of your deposit of $40.00 (non-refundable) due to rental of hall.
First 10 to register recieve a choice of a FREE 2-page layout kit or A FREE 5 Card kit.
READY FOR FUN? Join me
AT SOLOMON LODGE #20
JANUARY 23rd thru 25th!
PLEASE CONTACT AK AT firstname.lastname@example.org and IN SUBJECT BOX, put SEND A REGISTRATION FORM. You also may stop in the store and ask them for a form.
Scrapnstamp has agreed to sponsor my retreat in Jacksonville, Florida, which I am so excited about. I will try to post monthly to keep you updated on what will be happening in Jan.
I'm new to blogging... and am looking forward to meeting all of you. I will make sure I post pictures from January's retreat and all the ones that follow. It's great to make new friends and hope you keep checking back.