Thursday, November 17, 2011

Surgery Date Finally Set!!!

Well... Hello, everyone!

It has been a very long time since I last blogged and, hopefully, you didn't give up on us here at Scrappersaurus!  We are still alive and kicking, however, we've been through quite a lot over the past couple of years since we closed the storefronts.

We closed the stores because I was experiencing a lot of pain and problems with my back, and the intention was to close the stores and then have surgery.  However, as they say, "the road to hell is paved with good intentions!"  LOL.  Shortly after closing the stores, we had the opportunity to move to be closer to family in Texas, so we did.

However, I basically had to begin at 'square-one' with my back/health issues, and go through numerous diagnostic tests and therapies before I could get back to the point I was at when we moved from Louisiana. 

I am happy to say that I finally have my surgery date scheduled: Tuesday, December 13th!!!

I am really looking forward to my surgery, because once I recover from this, I will be able to bring you all the latest-and-greatest, hard-to-find treasures like we originally began the business with, back in 2004!

I'm not going to lie, though... It is going to require a lot of dedication and hard work on my part in able to rehab myself back into walking again, but I am determined to do it.  I like to think that I generally accomplish whatever I set out to do, letting nothing stand in my way.  I may have to walk through fire, but if that is what it takes, that is what I will do.

I will do my best to keep you posted on how things are going.  I'm not certain when I will be able to blog again, but please know that you are all in my thoughts, every day.  I remember all of you; your families, your goals; your joys and sorrows; your worries; your loves and your pet peeves.  And I still continue to pray for all of you. Every one of you will forever be in my heart.

You, however, are the heart of Scrappersaurus!

My love and blessings to all, and

Until next time, happy scrapping and stamping!


Monday, April 25, 2011

Just wanted to share...!

Greetings, y'all!

I hope this Easter holiday was a most wonderful and blessed one for all, and you were able to enjoy fun times with family and friends (and even yourself), making great memories to scrapbook! LOL 

Here are some of the greeting cards my best friend in New York has sent me over the past few weeks; I am so proud of her crafting evolution!  She is just pumping out those greeting cards, and doing such a lovely job at it.  Of course, I'm the lucky recipient, and I've decided to begin sharing them with you.  I'm hoping it will inspire you, and give you more ideas for your own cards and layouts (a/k/a "scraplifting").

As you can see, Donna LOVES creating 3-D effects, and it just tickles me every time she figures out a new way to do it.  Don't you just adore that little piece of cotton she used on the bunny rabbit on the Easter card?! How PERFECT!

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Until next time, happy scrapping and stamping!


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Uh-Oh! Website & Webstore links had to be fixed!

Greetings, folks!

As you know, we've been working diligently on getting our main website and webstore updated, and its a constant process.  Well, during that process, the links to the webstore and this blog were (temporarily) accidentally "lost"; if you weren't able to access the webstore or my blog earlier, they should both work properly now!

Also, the "About Us" button was incorrectly linked to the information page on the ORIGINAL, pre-Katrina store at 3501 Severn (which has been closed since 2006)!

Whoooopsie!!!  Okay, so I messed up on a few things!!!

The "About Us" button has been removed temporarily until the proper link can be reworked, and we should have that back up again very soon.

And, yes, we are aware that the Tips & Techniques "Un-Du" page still has to be separated out, and buttons put up for each individual tip (among other things!). 

PLEASE let us know if you see anything else that doesn't work properly on either the main website or the webstore so it can be corrected appropriately!

Thanks so much for your understanding and patience while we try to bring everything up-to-date!

Until next time, happy scrapping and stamping!


Friday, March 25, 2011

More Themed Brads/Eyelets; Creatively Using Excess Energy

Felix has put up more themed brads and eyelets on the webstore, so go check it out!  And he's not even finished yet--we have tons more that's he's still working on adding. 

Also, you can now simply type NewOrleansScrapbookSupplies into your browser (no spaces!), hit the CTRL+ENTER key, and be brought straight to our webstore!  (It will take you to

And, of course, I'm still working on updating the Tips & Techniques section, so you may wish to check that out on our main website (

Our website and webstore are a constant work-in-progress and a definite labor of love!  Please let us know if there's anything in particular you'd like to see on either one.

On a personal note, I subscribe to the DailyOM ( They send me inspiring updates throughout the day with musical reviews, my personalized horoscope, and just plain good advice and news. The funny thing is that it is ALWAYS eerily relevant to whatever is going on in my life at that time, so I often find peace and understanding of my situation in the words of their articles.  I know this sort of website isn’t for everybody, but I sincerely believe a lot of what they speak about has much logic and reasoning behind it.

Today, I received an article discussing how everyone needs to channel their excess or unsettled energies into constructive creativity. In essence, the excess and/or unsettled energy has potential to cause unnecessary anxiety and apprehension, which we all know is detrimental to both our physical and emotional well-being. And this is exactly one of the many reasons why *I* do crafting!

Stressors sometimes get blown out of proportion if I just sit idly and worry about "what to do". But I find when I engage myself in something constructive, I discover myself thinking more clearly and objectively about the issue, sometimes even from different perspectives than I originally had. Once I get to this point, more options seem to suddenly be available than what I originally thought, and I can then make a clear-headed decision or determination of what the next step is supposed to be. I usually also feel satisfied with myself, knowing I took control of my stressors, and didn’t allow them to wear me down or prevent me from enjoying the REAL life I have been so richly blessed with.

If you wish to visit the DailyOM website to see if it is something you enjoy or find interesting, click here:

Even though it is Lent for many of you, you can still Laissez le bon temps roulez, cher!

Until next time, happy scrapping and stamping!


Sunday, March 20, 2011

New Fleur de Lis stickers & Musical Brads

Wow--it's been far too long since I blogged!  Let me catch you up...

We have added some new Fleur de Lis stickers and bling, and the bling is even safe to use on electronics!  Also, Felix found some fantastic new Musical Instrument Brads, which are a mix of trumpet, drum, guitar, and cello brads. The sizes are 18mm for the trumpet, and 25mm for the drum, guitar, and cello. 

I've stumbled upon a cache of brads and eyelets (I had never unpacked) in many different themes, and Felix is in the process of adding them to the webstore.

Tonight, our Design Team Member, Charlotte, called so we could talk on the phone while looking through new products on manufacturer's websites, trying to decide which products to get.  And it's really a tough decision with an online store, because there isn't daily face-to-face feedback regarding which are the most desired.  There are so many wonderful products out there right now!

Would you believe I have actually been doing some crafting for myself lately?  Also, I'm co-organizer of a local MeetUp craft group here in Corpus Christi, called the Corpus Christi Crafters.  And, of course, Scrappersaurus is the Sponsor of this MeetUp group!  If you want to visit our site, here's the link:  You can sign in to see more details if you are already a MeetUp member.  If you're not a member yet, you may want to consider joining and find a group near you.  MeetUp is a great way to meet new people who are interested in the same things YOU are interested in--whatever it may be.

Have y'all decided on what you're going to do for National Scrapbook Day (May 7th)?  I'm not sure if Mother's Day being the next day (May 8th) is a good thing or not!  I plan on having an NSD event here at my house, and we will also be having a Project Linus event at the same time, for the needleworkers in the group.  I'll have something for everybody to do--regardless of their craft--and am really looking forward to this.  I'll be sure to have Felix take pics and post them on the website afterwards.

You know, I miss you all so much!  Please take care of yourselves, stay in touch with us, and tell us which products you want us to stock.  You know we do our best to get you the lowest pricing, and are happy to meet or beat any advertised price, if at all possible.

Until next time, happy scrapping and stamping!