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Fun Bits for the week… August 25, 2008

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Fun Bits for the week of August18th…

  • Leah, while eating her McDonaldland cookies and explaining what each one of the characters looked like, suggested that the hamburglar looks like Grandpa wearing a cowboy hat.¬†

FYI…Grandpa is on the left ūüėȬ† In case you’re really young and you don’t know who the hamburglar is, he’s the one in the¬†stripped outfit in the picture on the right.¬† I don’t really see the resemblance.¬† Really, I don’t make this stuff up!

  • Kami has decided to potty train herself.¬† She’s gone several times and really enjoys her “teets” (treats) afterwards.¬†
  • Brooke is really steady on her feet now!

  • I was wrestling with our dog Lily (Lily has been down and out lately due to surgery on her back leg) today and Kami yelled at me saying “Stop it right now”.¬† Who’s that sound like?
  • Brooke (who’s 13 months old) was immitating Mom burping.
  • Kami is a little stinker…everytime she gets yelled at, she¬†tries to turn things around and says¬†“Hi Mommy“.
  • After eating chicken for dinner last night, Leah asked her Dad – “Dad, how does the farmer get the legs off the chicken?”¬†
  • Leah calls the UPS man, the PUS man.
  • Leah will start Kindergarten tomorrow!
  • Did I mention that Scrapbook Art in Lewis Center will be carrying the entire line of Jillibean Soup! ūüôā

Scrapbook Art Newsletter…

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In case you’re not in Central Ohio and didn’t receive the newsletter from Scrapbook Art, here it is…


Scrapbook Art Newsletter
August 2008 


Hello from the new Owners of Scrapbook Art!  We are very excited to announce that Scrapbook Art Will be re-opening Saturday, September 6th!  We are so excited to start this new venture together!  We want to be known as the Scrapbook Store that offers you the most Scrapbook layout ideas, a pleasant atmosphere, and great Customer Service.  Your Home away from Home.   

We are also excited to share with you that we have a NEW LOCATION.¬† We are now located off Polaris Parkway at 1190 E. Powell Road, Lewis Center, Ohio¬† 43035.¬†¬†We are in the same spot where Stampland used to be.¬† Right next to Wholly Joe’s and Cookie Cutters Haircuts.¬†¬†We are excited to be in our new location as we will have a bit more room in the store, more ample parking, and¬†several¬†restaurants nearby for your convenience.¬† Our phone number will change.¬† We will let you know the number in our next email.¬†Caron Toftner and AmyWiff




GRAND OPENING DATES – Saturday, September 6th, and Sunday, September 7th


Saturdays hours will be 10a Р8p.  Sundays hours will be 12n Р5p. 

Regular store hours will be Monday РSaturday, 10a- 8p.  Sundays 12n-5p

We are very pleased to announce that Scrapbook Art will proudly debut a NEW Scrapbooking Line by Jill Yeger, Owner of Jillibean Soup.¬† Jill is not only the designer of the products, but also the Owner of Jillibean Soup.¬† The Company is located right here in Central Ohio.¬† You will LOVE her paper and alphabet line just as much as we do!¬†¬† Her products are not available anywhere else right now.¬† We will be the first store to offer her product.¬† You can see a sneak peek here.¬† Jill will also be providing a make-n-take card using her paper line on Saturday.¬† Times to be announced.¬† You will want to make sure you get to the store on the opening weekend to get her papers, as we’re sure they will fly off the shelves!¬†

Kimberly Collins from the Collins Group will be providing a make-n-take for our Grand Opening on Saturday.¬† Kimberly is our Rep for such Companies as Autumn Leaves, Scrappin’ Sports, Daisy Bucket Designs, (which we ordered the entire line and it is adorable!), and Hero Arts.

We will have lots of prize drawings throughout the weekend.  Be sure to sign up for them when you check out! 

We will also be serving Sugardaddys Scrumptuous Brownies. 




Save the Dates…Upcoming Classes and Events¬†



* Friday the 12th, 19th, and 26th РFriday Night Crops, 6p Р12midnight

* Saturday the 13th – Grand Opening Celebration Crop, 10a – 10p

* Wednesday the 17th – Card Class with Caron

* Saturday, August 20th РCharity Crop for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, 10a Р12midnight (hosted by Caron)

* Back to School Pages, Fall Pages, and an adorable 8×8 School mini-album class.¬† These classes will be taught by Amy.¬† Dates to follow.¬†


* October 3rd, 17th, 24th, and 31st (halloween) РFriday Night Crops, 6p Р12midnight

* October 7th – Cricut Class with Reikk, our Bazzill Coordinator.
* October 10-12 РWeekend Retreat

* Wednesday the 15th – Christmas Cards with Caron

* Saturday the 18th РBuckeyes Tailgate Crop, 10a Р10p

* Saturday the 25th – Charity Crop for Breast Cancer, 10a – 10p
* Buckeyes Pages, Disney Pages, Halloween Classes and more.  Details to follow.


* November 7-9 – Weekend Retreat

** Cost and descriptions of Classes, Crops, and Retreats will be announced in an upcoming newsletter.

** Additional classes for October and November will be announced in an upcoming newsletter.

*** Look for an announcement in our next newsletter on when you can sign up for the above classes and events.

We look forward to meeting everyone during our Grand Opening event!  Caron and Amy




Thanks Scrapbook Art!  My blog is thrilled to have so much traffic!


Some fun cards from my 5 year old… August 24, 2008

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Leah loves to sit and make cards and/or scrapbook pages with Mom.  She often inspires me.  Here are a couple of cards from Leah.

Butterflies are everywhere right now!  We had fun with our Martha Stewart butterfly punches. 

Ah, check out those hearts Рof course we had to throw in some Jillibean Soup products!  Heart and star punches from Fiskars (sorry, gave you Target because Fiskars website did not have a product picture).

This is my favorite.  She picked out these colors on her own and I love them together!  Pink, b/w, orange Рfun!  Again, we used the Fiskars star punch. 

Thanks for looking.  Leah was excited to share them!


Busy Brooke August 23, 2008

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All before breakfast this morning…

and this…

and this…

and this…

and this…

and this…

and this…

and finally we stop to take a break with blankie…

OK, so I don’t let her play in the toilet or eat dog food – I usually stop her before we get to that point!¬† ūüôā

Have a great weekend!


Thank You! August 22, 2008

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I just wanted to say “Thank You” to everyone for all your support!¬† I really appreciate the comments, e-mails and phone calls.¬† Your enthusiasm and positive reinforcement has really kept me going!¬† I can’t express my gratitude enough.¬† You guys are the best!¬†

Thanks again!



Jillibean Soup Products August 20, 2008

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I’ve had alot of traffic on this blog lately.¬† Thanks everyone for your interest and for taking a peek.¬† I can see that several of you are looking for JBS products.¬† I have a couple of sneak peeks here and some cards here and here¬†and here.¬† My website is in the process of being built (unfortunately it’s taking a little longer than expected).¬†¬†

The first store to offer JBS products will be Scrapbook Art in Lewis Center.¬† I’m excited to say that they will carry our entire line!!¬† Thank you Scrapbook Art!!!¬† They recently changed ownership and the new address is 1190 E. Powell Rd, Lewis Center OH 43035 (beside Wholly Joe’s).¬† Their Grand Opening is scheduled for the weekend of Sept 6th and 7th!¬† Please stop by and check out the new store and all the new goodies!¬† I know they plan to send out a newsletter with more information soon!

In the meantime, I thought I would share with you my favorite line…Cream of Mushroom (get it – soup names). ūüėȬ† In addition to this line there are 5 other lines.¬† As you can see from the cards, several are printed on kraft paper.¬† This particular line will be sold in both white and kraft.¬† I also have some other goodies coming out as well.¬† Check out our Alphabeans below.

Alphabeans…there’s a total of 12 different Alphabean colors and designs.¬† Here are 4 to share…

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at

Thanks for looking and please stop by soon!! 



Procrastination August 19, 2008

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Much to do about nothing…

Uggghhh!¬† I have so much to do right now and here I sit on the couch (with sweet Lily beside me) just lurking on the internet and catching glimpses of the Olympics.¬† Why would I want to get up and put some laundry in the dryer?¬† Why would I want to go downstairs and organize my office?¬† Why would I want to wipe up my incredibly messy crumb¬†loving wood floor in the kitchen?¬† Why would I want to pay some bills?¬† I don’t know either – it’s so comfy sitting on my couch (with sweet¬†Lily beside me).¬† I admit it, some things have gone by the wayside with my incredibly busy schedule.¬† I’ve had to give in to some of my OCD tendencies and just let things go.¬† I used to be so organized!¬† My house used to be so clean!¬† I look in my cupboards and go “yuck” at the dirt and grime lurking below my sink cupboard.¬†¬† I dream of the days when things¬†won’t be¬†so cluttered.¬†¬† It seems like my schedule is getting more cluttered too.¬† I need to take charge now or it’s going to get even more out of control!¬† I need 10 more hours in a day!¬†

Dont’ get me wrong¬†– I love my life.¬† OK, most of it.¬† I could do without diets, alarm clocks and ants.¬† God has blessed me with 3 little girls that make me smile everyday.¬† I was changing Brooke’s poopie diaper today and Kami looked over my shoulder and said “is it big?”¬† Who wouldn’t love to hang out with 3 funny little peeps?¬† They don’t care that there are crumbs on my floor.¬† They don’t care if I procrastinate – ok, I take that back.¬† When Leah wants things, she wants them now!¬† They don’t care about clutter – they seem to embrace it!¬† ūüôā¬† I know this post is much ado about nothing¬†and I’m just rambling.¬† I’ve been feeling extra emotional lately.¬† I’ve got lots going on right now…Leah starting kindergarten, Brooke going to milk from formula, Lily requiring extra attention, Jillibean Soup moving forward.¬† Did I mention that Scrapbook Art in Lewis Center is going to carry my entire line?¬† ūüėȬ†

OK, off to bed – sweet dreams.

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