Tuesday, August 16, 2011

new blog

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

our last week open

well it is here! our last week open.

we will be open from monday-saturday. monday-friday we will be open 12pm-6pm. on saturday, we will be open 12pm-3pm. come by and pick up some goodies.

everything is 50% off. i am also selling a stampmaker from teresa collins and a cricut expressions.

come by the store and get it while the gettins good.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


hey guys.

posting today to let you know that the store will be closing permanently. this is a decision that has been tough to make. however, it is one that had to be made.

i know that this is a shock to most of you. it has not yet sunk in for me either, as the store was not supposed to be so temporary.

i want to let you all know that it is not a financial problem or problems causing us to close the store. the decision was one that shane and i made based on personal reasons. i will not be answering any questions involving the reasons why we are closing the store. i hope that you will respect shane and i's privacy and understand.

right now, the store is closed. we will re-open on monday, june 27th. from monday, june 27th to saturday, july 2nd the entire store will be 50% off. we will also have some furniture and paper racks for sale.

don't worry all of you girls gone crafty attendees. we are still attending girls gone crafty. we will bring anything that we have left and it will all still be 50% off. we will also bring a few new lines and goodies ordered especially for the event.

i hope that you all can understand that life changes each day and we have to adjust our careers and plans based on what is best for our families. i am sad that this chapter will soon be over. however, i am trusting the amazing god that i serve and i am hoping that better things are to come.

thank you all for your love and support and i hope to see you all spending tons of moneys at the end of the month.

much of my love,

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Hello peeps!!!

Just posting to remind you of a few things.

I head out for New Orleans tomorrow morning. I will be there all weekend for one of my besties' weddings. My mom will be here to greet you guys tomorrow but we WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY the 21st.

I hitch a plane very very early Monday morning and head out for Jamaica with my amazing, crazy family. I am leaving my phone and coputer at home. Determined to actually make this a vacation. So, if you e-mail I will not be responding until I get home.

We WILL BE CLOSED ON TUESDAY the 24th. Taylor graduates that day so if you come into the store next week be sure to congratulate her. She will be here all next week. We will have our regular business hours Wednesday-Saturday.

Looking forward to getting away and clearing my head. Looking forward to seeing my husband for the first time since we got married. Looking forward to seeing what my crazy family will get themselves into in Jamaica.

Hope you guys have a blessed weekend!


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Look what the Fedex man brought...

hello all.

the fedex man showed up this morning.

that means rocketage from october afternoon is finally here.

here's what we got.












specialty paper with cool pull tabs:


miscellany bag:

buttons bag:

tin pins:

rubber charms:

come in and get yours now!!!

happy tuesday.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

mini album love

hello. happy hump day. not much to report today store wise. it has been pretty quiet around here lately. we have received almost all of our winter cha shipments. we are just waiting for rocketage from october afternoon. it should arrive within the next couple of weeks, but, you know how that goes. i have been busy, at the store, working on customer books that are to be given as senior gifts, so, that's about all that's been happening at Inspire.

anyways, i have been dying to create a new mini album. i prepped an old book a while back in order to use it for a mini. lately, it has been calling my name. sadly, i have way too much going on right now to sit down and scrap just for fun. every single day on my calendar is filled to the brim and i am definately looking forward to hitting the beaches of jamaica in a couple of weeks. i am leaving my phone and computer at home and plan to, hopefully, just sleep on the beach all week.

since i have been dreaming of mini albums lately, here are a few to inspire you.

please don't forget that we will be closed saturday, the 21st and tuesday, the 24th. i am sorry if this inconveniences any of you in any way. on the 21st i will be out of town for a wedding, taylor is celebrating class day, and everyone else who helps out around inspire is busy. also on the tuesday, i will be in jamaica, taylor is graduating, and all of our other helpers were unavailable. hope you understand.

see you all soon (hopefully).


Sunday, May 8, 2011

happy mom day!!!

(warning: the photos of the projects in this post are terrible. the lighting at the store is horrible for pictures. please excuse them and know that the projects look much better in person. :)

good morning everyone.

happy mother's day to all of the fab moms out there. even if you're not so fab, happy mother's day. lol. joke.

anyways, my cousin, Candice, and i have been some busy little bees here at the store the past few nights. we have been so delirious working into the wee morning hours working on lots of mother's day goodies for the ones we love.

here are a few of our projects.

first up, a frame that i spruced up for my mom. i made her a frame full of some of her favorite pics of us as children when i was about 15. she cried and loved it so much when i gave it to her. i made it at the beginning of my creative life so as the years went by i thought it was absolutely hideous. it hangs in my parents' room and everytime i go in there it drives me nuts. so, i decided to kidnap it this year and fix it up. my mom didn't want me to take it because it was full of her favorite pictures. i found a way to use lots of them though.

here's the frame.

for the background, i ripped and crumpled lots of old ledger paper.

so since i only used three pics in the frame, i decided to make my mom a tray from 7gypsies. i was going to do a mini album but after seeing my cuz's tray and much coaxing from her, i decided on the tray.

here's a looksie

the last project that i did was a tray for my cuz kasi. (to learn more about her read the post below) i really hope she likes it.

my cuz candice or candy as i like to call her is just breaking into the creative world. she used to come to the store and just watch me scrap for hours. most of you may have met her at scrapfest. anyways, she wanted to make something special for her mom this year. she bought the printer's drawer by 7gypsies from the store and started collecting lots of little things to make her project. with a little help from me, she made this bomb diggity gift.

hope you enjoyed our projects. hope you all were able to put a personal touch on your gifts this year too. i must admit i LOVED making those trays. hope my moms and kasi love them. hope aunt corinthia loves candy's one too.

and now i must say happy mother's day to the one that holds my heart. the one that wipes my tears, picks me up, forces me to face myself and the world, knows my soul, puts me back together, fixes all the wrong, shows me the way, and lets me be me.

i have no idea how i would have lasted had you not been around. you are the MOST selfess person i know. which, makes you the BEST mom. you'll absolutely never ever know how much i love and adore you. thank you. happy mother's day momma.

be back later with more moms that inspire posts.

enjoy your day.