Monday, September 27, 2010

More than just a Scrapbook Store

Phase one of Scrapp'n Savvy is up and running. Come check it out . . . Our new address is 22830 Fritz Lane in Spring TX 77389. Att&t is having a problem getting phone service to me. When they do our new number is 281-288-(savy)7289. Until then you can reach me at karrie@scrappnsavvy.com. Our new hours are from 10:00AM to 7:00PM Monday - Saturday

Weekly Layout will be posted later this evening.

Thanks to all who came to our Sampler. We enjoyed having you. My "playhouse" is your "playhouse"! Congrats to all who won door prizes at each session and a special congratulation to Joyce R. and Pat C. who were our Grand prize winners winning the Creative Escape 2010 kits!

Happy Scrapp'n

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Down to the nitty gritty of Scrapp'n Savvy phase one!

The trailer is going today! Oh happy day!
New product arriving daily . . . Yeah!!!! It's as good as Christmas . . .
The new bathroom has everything but the sink! hehehe so close . .

Finishing touches - Dad adding the base boards. . .
Have you ever watched Extreme Makeover Home Edition with Ty Pennington? He gets so excited and dramatic as he attempts to convey the reality of the show. There always seems to be a little drama with the time crunch as the show is drawing to an end and the family is due back from their well deserved vacation. Let me tell you girls, the drama is real. There has been a few set backs that made us all wonder will we really be ready for the Sampler? ? ? Besides not having enough hours in a day, the sink will be a day late, the parking lot will not be finished, some of the new product will not arrive in time and my parents truck was broken into while at their daily run to Lowe's. Someone felt the need to have my mom's cell phone and dad's GPS system and radio. It is rough when you see bad things happening to wonderful people. I am so sorry mom and dad. I would be ungrateful if I didn't express my gratitude to all who have works so many long hours to make this happen. Thanks mom and dad for believing in me and sacrificing so much to make my dreams come true. Thanks to Leslie and Susan for the many hours of kitting. Thanks Uncle Jim and Aunt Paula for stepping in with an eager helping hand. Thanks Rigo and Michelle for your endless hours of computer help. Thanks to my husband and children for picking up the slack where I have fallen short on my household chores. Thanks to a fantastic teaching staff your creativity and ideas are amazing. This list is endless because there have been so many helping hands. However I want to thank you, my students, consumers and friends! For wanting a store bad enough that you are willing to jam into one parking driveway, walk past our garbage cans into our back yard where you are greeted by two barking dogs only to be called back out again to move your car. Thanks for your support and understanding. Together we will build Scrapp'n Savvy to become your personal studio where you can learn the latest trend and have the newest products at your fingertips. Phase one is just a day away from being complete and phase two has already begun. I am so excited to have you come to the Sampler.

Until then
Happy Scrapp'n

Monday, September 20, 2010

Weekly Layout!



I designed this layout after celebrating my parents 51st wedding anniversary. I think they are so charming. I am so gratefully for all they do for me. Not only have they been great examples of how to live and travel in this earthly journey but they are my friends and their faith in me helps me strive to be the best daughter, wife, mother and friend I can be. I hope you enjoy the layout. You can purchase this two page 12x12 kit for $14.00 at scrappnsavvy.com

I look forward to seeing you this weekend at the Scrapp'n Sampler.

Until then . . . Happy Scrapp'n

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Calling all painters!

I love this land. It has that quiet peaceful feeling that allows you to feel you are out in the wilderness away from every care and concern of the world yet you are only right around the corner. As for Scrapp'n Savvy's new home, it is coming right along. The leaking water pipe is fixed, all the mold infested walls have been replaced and the new bathroom fixtures are being installed.
These are the new bathroom walls. Dad got them up and mom is coming around with the mud to fill in the seams.

Dad moves on to the next wall requiring mending. Say good by to the Aztec cut out
Next step to get rid of the trailer that the house seem to be built around. From the front of the house you would never know but taking a little walk around to the back and UGH!


I will share more pictures next Wednesday.

So my friends who love to paint (hehehehe) It is just about time to put paint on these new walls. Starting at 8:00 am Monday morning September 20th we will be painting and you know what they say, "Many hands, or brushes, makes light work. Lunch will be on us!

Happy Scrapp'n

Monday, September 13, 2010

Weekly layout!

Sorry for the delay in this post. Life is crazy here at Scrapp'n Savvy. We are so excited about our new location. Because so many man hours are required to get us in by the Sampler on September 24 and 25th we need to make Millies Memories a kit only class this month. Her class was scheduled for this week. Here is a sneek peek of one of the three layouts that will be included in this kit only class. We know how Millie loves punches so we will be punching all the pieces in the kits that needs to be punched. You can still reserve you kits by signing up on line or giving us a call here a Scrapp'n Savvy



Thank you for your understanding and patients.

As for the weekly layout this week. It was designed by me. I teach two different classes here at Scrapp'n Savvy. Lickety Slip and Razzill Dazzill Bazzill. My RDB class this month will be 9-29-30 You will be able to get a peek of those layouts if you are coming to the Sampler. I will be once again teaching three different interactive layouts. You can sign up for the sampler right here on my blog.
This weekly layout has a vacation theme. The quote on the layout is by David Brenner. It says, "It isn't how much time you spend somewhere that makes it memoreable; it's how you spend your time". Times are hard for most of us these days and it doesn't matter if you were able to take an exotic vacation or you ended up using your vacation days on a "stay-cation" the point is you take time to make memories with those you love. Some of my favorite memories where of vacations spent at home just bonding as a family as we took an imaginary trip to some foreign country, learning some key words of their native tongue and eating dishes from their land. You can purchase this layout at scrappnsavvy.com. It is $14.00 for both 12x12 layouts. For a better deal you can pre-pay for the month and get all layouts for just $12.50 each!


Happy Scrapp'n

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Savvy Swap

This was our calendar swap. Each person was assigned a month to design a 8x8 page for the Karen Foster magnetic calendar board and a month title strip. They turned out so adorable. I love mine and I can't wait to hang my in the new Scrapp'n Savvy crop room. It seems that a couple of gals sneaked away before we could get their picture. Not pictured is Sherri Mc Spadden who designed January and Cindy Wisemore who created October.



Next month we will be doing treat containers. Come join the fun . . . Treat Swap - October 9th 2-5pm

I hope you enjoy

Happy Scrapp'n

P.J. Crop plus alittle bit more!

My friday started with a day crop with all of my Creative Escape Savvy Scrappers. These gals came to Creative Escape with me this year. The day was planned so we could gather after Creative Escape to share pictures and finish projects.
The day took an turn of events when my mom called from the new location asking me to come take a picture of their new findings. It seems the ceiling was being held up by a coke can. Crazy!




Well they all wanted to see the making of Scrapp'n Savvy (mom wasn't to thrilled -hehehehe-)
So they had a taste of our version of Extreme Makeover. I is still a big mess yet I think they all could see our vision. Kurtis took a picture of us out on the walk way dad built so you all could have and easier time getting you stuff to the door.




The P.J. Crop was a delight. We had a visitor from England and friends reconnected after several months of no contact. I love how the common intrest in paper crafting can and does create life long friendships. For dinner we had. . .




Chicken Parmesan with Linguine and Broccoli, modified from a Kraft Foods Recipe
prep time 10 min
total time 38 min
makes 4 servings

Ingredients


4 small Boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
2 Tbsp. Fat-free milk
1/2 cup KRAFT Reduced Fat Parmesan Style Grated Topping
2 Tbsp. Olive oil
1 Bell Pepper, chopped
3 cloves Garlic, minced
1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
1 can rotel tomatoes
1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2 tsp. Black pepper
1 Tbls dried oregano and parsley
1/4 lb. Linguine, uncooked
1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen broccoli cuts, thawed
1 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese



Make It
© DIP chicken in milk then in grated topping, turning to evenly coat both sides of each breast.
© HEAT oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add peppers and garlic; cook and stir 3 min. Add chicken; cook 3 min. on each side. Add tomato sauce, mushrooms and pepper; cover. Simmer 15 min. or until chicken is done (165ºF).
© MEANWHILE, cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, adding broccoli to boiling water for the last 2 min.
© SPRINKLE mozzarella over chicken; cook 2 to 3 min. or until mozzarella is melted. Drain pasta mixture. Serve with chicken.

Make-n-take pictures will be posted later today!
Happy Scrapp'n my good friends!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Scrapp'n Savvy - more than just a paper craft store!

Finding a home for Scrapp'n Savvy has been on the back of our minds for the past several months. We tried so many rental locations but none of them would lead us to our ultimate goal to have a place where we could host retreats. Well my parents bought a beautiful five acre wooded property with a very ugly house. My parents are known for buying eyesores. They have a gift for making a neighborhood eyesore into a coveted masterpiece. I watched them create these miracles all my life but I also saw the amount of work and sacrifice that went into each project. I was so happy for them when they bought their Houston home. It didn't have any major work requirements to just be able to move in and start living. But out of habit or now I think this is what they do for fun, they still spent the first few months painting, wallpapering, changing flooring and building a beautiful wood shop(hehehehe). I know they are getting older and I thought their major remodeling days were over. Not my mom though, that girl is a fighter! She saw from the very beginning how that ugly shack they called a house could become a beautiful Retreat center for crafters and families.

So the work has begun. We broke it up into three phases. Phase one would get a crop room, bathroom, small store, and kitchen. Phase two will give us a bigger crop room, better kitchen, and a dorm that will house 14 overnight guest with a nice large bathroom, a laundry room, and office. In phase three we will add the full size store and change the current store into a private room for special quests.

The house smelt like mold from day one and we found the source. It seems there was a broken pipe leaking into one of the bathrooms. The moldy walls are down and the pipe is fixed.



22830 Fritz Lane Spring Tx will be our new home. Phase one will be done September 23 just in time for the SCRAPP'N SAMPLER. So sign up to day.

Happy scrapp'n

Monday, September 6, 2010

Weekly layout!



This layout was designed by Danae Jones. She is a talented young lady who has a great eye for color and design. She teaches our young artists. At our next Sampler (September 24 and 25) she will be releasing her plan to help your young scrapper grow and develope their artistic ablilities.

Speaking of the Scrapp'n Sampler, for those who are new to Scrapp'n Savvy, it is a fun event where you will meet five teachers, make five make-n-takes for only $5.00. I am really excited about this one because it will be held in our new location. To celebrate I will be giving two complete set of Creative Escape 2010 kits with the idea book. There are still a few seats available. For your convenence you can sign up right on my blog or give me a call here at Scrapp'n Savvy 281-257-0434.

Check back on Wednesday I will be bloging about our new location.

Happy Scrapp'n

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Boys of Bazzill

video
My son and my two brothers are in this silly skit. They thought that the women of the Creative Escape event this year needed a bit more umph of entertainment. They rehearsed several times and Geoff, my brother, put together their "under water routine". I couldn't stop laughing, so I had my wonderful son upload the copy he had of the video so I could post it to the blog. Enjoy!

Happy Scrappn'

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Creative Escape 2010

My Sweet brother Doug "Mr Bazzill" and Marti have made it possible for me to attend Creative Escape all five years. The first three I attended as a student and loved the royal treatment of being an attendee. The last two years I chose to work as a volunteer. I love it both ways. As an attendee there is quite a bit of pampering and I get to sit more but I tend to stay within my own circle of friends. As a volunteer I not only get to see my grandson Mr Linken twice a year but I get to meet and know so many more people. This year it was fun for me to have some of the same people as last year and to have so many of my wonderful Texas fiends in my Pink Paisley group. Each year as I reflect on the great experience of every moment, I wonder how will Lisa, Mona, Frannie, Carol, Heidi, Marti and Doug come up with another group of fabulous teacher, amazing projects, fun goodies, and a key note speaker that will top this year. Yet they seem to do it every year. Wow! Hats off to you! Being able to visit as family behind the scenes I know that a ton of work goes into this event and the return for them is not monetary. They have a genuine love for this industry and a passion that drives them to insurer the best!

Too all my Family, "Pink Paisley" friends and my "Savvy Scrappers" . . . May we meet again next year at CE 2011

Happy Scrapp'n