WOW!!! What an awesome Saturday crop we had!!! To start off with, when we arrived (late, due to Felix's addiction to Starbucks), there were at least 10 people waiting at the door, ready to shop, crop, and have an absolutely fantastic day of fun. The day was jam-packed with nonstop action, and I personally didn't get the opportunity to sit down at all until 2:30 PM!!! In addition to an all-day crop, we had a Cricut I workshop, and the Layout of the Month Workshop using Fancy Pants' Arctic Chill collection.
We had our wonderful, ever-loyal Dino Divas from the Southshore, which included (in no particular order, just my memory): Liz, Michelle, Yvonne, Nina, Joan, Tammy, and Rahema. Nina's friend, Annette, came by a little later in the day to join in the fun. We had some wonderful Northshore customers come also: Toby, Harriet, Jennifer, Lindsey, Patsy, Betty Jo, Laura, Ashley, Kyleigh, Tanya, and Jenny. I think that's all of them (if I forgot somebody, please forgive me, it was REALLY a hectic day!). So, that made 18 people cropping. We had to put several of them in the Digital area, and then had to boot them over to the Sale Table once the Cricut class began in the Digital area! It was quite the party! But in all the melee, I think everybody had a fantastic time and lots of fun.
On a very disappointing note, we had to turn away at least 8 people who called throughout the day wanting to come crop... :( I cannot stress enough the importance of calling ahead and reserving your spot... We already have people scheduled for crops through the middle of March. Yes, we DO still have spots left, but we are already scheduling, so it's never too early to call and reserve your spot. We really hate to turn anybody away. Also, PLEASE call ASAP if you're wanting to take workshops, too, because those are filling up quickly, as well. Now that we only have the Mandeville store, we're trying to take care of people from as far away as Luling, Avondale, Belle Chasse, Houma, Slidell, Pearl River, Folsom.... you get the idea... We limit our workshops to ensure all participants have some one-on-one instruction if necessary during the workshop. We don't lecture, we have hands-on funtime. No one will walk away from a Scrappersarus Workshop with any doubt that they did not get their money's worth and more!
We also had tons of customers, many new and many who had already shopped with us before. We had several who had initially purchased from us online, and were in town visiting relatives and decided to look us up. We were so honored that they thought so highly of the store, and found our items to be unique. We work really hard for all of you to bring you the best we can find. Including bringing in big-name designers, like MARAH JOHNSON of Creative Imaginations! We still have a few spots left for the workshops she's doing for us on February 27th, so if you want to join us, please call ASAP to reserve your spot. The actual samples of what you'll be making are on the counter at the shop (as well as on our website), so come by and see them, or visit www.Scrappersaurus.com. Check out Marah's blog at http://marah_johnson.typepad.com/ where you will see US listed in the upper right column under her upcoming workshops. If you wish to see some of her current collections being offered by Creative Imaginations, visit their website: http://www.creativeimaginations.us/store/CI_MarahJohnson_startpage.php.
We have some other REALLY fantastic workshops coming up, so check them out on our website calendar at http://www.scrappersaurus.com/February09.html. Right now I'm twisting Felix's arm to complete the March calendar, because I've got stuff scheduled that he doesn't have on there yet.... Feeeelixxxxx!!!!
And, last but most definitely NOT least, I wanted to tell my wonderful friend Tanya happy 40th birthday!!! Of course, she probably won't even know about it because she doesn't "do computers", so if you see her, let her know I posted it in the blog!
Until next time, Happy Scrapping and Stamping!