Tuesday, May 30, 2006
From the excitement to finally come to a head... I can't wait to hear the reaction of this incredible team we have chosen.. Everyone has been so supportive and wonderful and I know that we are going to be so successful with the new additions... Our team without the new ones are fantastic, wonderful, dedicated and soooooo much fun... All the new gals will love working with them and I can't wait to see what they all come up with... I can tell you this, you are in for some hysterical laughing, great challenges and awesome chats with these wonderful gals!!!
From the bottom of my heart I want to thank all of you that applied and tell you that you are all amazingly talented and would love to have you continue to be a part of TTS...
The store is progressing so well... Chris and Wendi are amazing partners and such great friends and they work so hard with me. The site will be getting a new face lift, and can I just say it is FANTASTIC!!!!! I love the new look and can't wait to share it. I know it will be a great hit.
We worked so hard over the weekend and I think by the end of Saturday night Wendi and I both realized how much work it is going to be to get everything uploaded.. but, so well worth it in the end and exciting as ever!!! Thanks Wendi for being such an awesome friend and the bestest in partners!!
I went to the zoo today with my little ones first grade classes.. and I am soooo glad that I am not a teacher... Hats off to those gals!!! The excitement and NOISE was incredible, but, I had a great time and got some fun pictures of Kassi and her friends. What a great group of kids they are.
Joshua was content to hang out with his friends and didn't want to join us "girls" so I didn't get as many pictures of him as I would have liked but, got a couple...
Well, I will post the exciting news in the morning for everyone to read and then also let you in on our eventful weekend to "Bear World"
Friday, May 26, 2006
Do you ever feel like you are running around and never getting anything done!!!!
I have really felt like this the last couple of days, but, now that I look back on them, I guess I am accomplishing things.. just things that I am not finishing are piling up.
We are doing the online store tonight and tomorrow (the uploading the pics and descriptions) and even my dh is going to help!!! should be a crazy couple of days.. wanna come and help? hehe
Looks like we finally have the team figured out of who we want to add for TTS and I am soooo excited to share the news.. Next week will definately be an exciting time. The applicants are all so darn talented and it really has been the hardest one to choose. I hope and pray that they all stick around as they will all have a chance at it sooner or later, there are way too many things that change for people in lives and we are always adding to the team.. hopefully everyone will remember that, we just couldn't fit everyone in.. There were over 30 applicants and wow all of them were awesome!!!! I am thrilled with the choices that we have made though and can't wait to have them start sharing with the site.
The numbers to TTS are awesome, the gallery had over 4 pages of submissions in just 1 day and it honestly took me over an hour to go through them all..I love it!!!!! what an inspiration the gallery is becoming... My most thrilling one today was from my foreign exchange dd Ria, she did an awesome digi layout check it out!!! and please please give her some love.. She lives in Germany and I miss her so much, it is unreal to me how fast you grow attached to a person. Ria and Minori lived with us for 9 months and they are and always will be my daughters forever more...
I spent the day on the phone with a couple of sponsors today for TTS as well and can't wait to have one of them aboard.. she is a new company called Dreamstreetpapers... they are a fun new company and I bought their whole line to carry in the store. I also added Crate paper and some more Junkitz, Ranger inks and MM to my collection for the week and can't wait to open them up and add them to the store..
I also spent a couple of hours with Provo Craft today and finally worked out the problem with my cricit machine.. I ordered it at memory trends last October and still have not recieved it. Finally, they are sending it to me after talking with one of the supervisors and venting my frustration.. They are sending it on Tuesday.. I will be excited to see what happens and have it as part of my tool collection!!!
Sunday Kacee is getting put into her new calling at church and will be the Laurels President, she has to talk in Sacrament meeting this Sunday and I can't wait to see what she says. Afterwards we are going to take off for the rest of the holiday weekend and do some much needed vacation from life. I of course, will be taking my laptop to work though.. hehehe Got to get some digi layouts done for the newsletter upload. I think we need a few more. We are going to go to Bear World and we always love it.. It will be some great photo ops too.
ONly one more week of school!!!! whhohoooo.. I can't wait to have the kids home for summer, it is so much fun to have them around and I love the warm weather and excitement summer brings. Kassi and Joshua are going to the zoo for a field trip on Tuesday and I am going with them. It will be a great photo op and can't wait to have fun with them for the day. Carole took some awesome photos of the zoo this week and shared with us at TTS... got me all excited to go~~ thanks Carole...
well, better get to work.. lots to do tonight!!
have a fun weekend everyone!
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
It has been so much fun to browse through galleries, look and watch the growth of the site through these talented women and get to know each of them a bit more.
I really do struggle with this part of the job... Trying to narrow it down to what I think will help the site the most is truely a hard decision as there are so many that would do fantastic.
This is our first year anniversary coming up next month and wow.. the site has completely blown me away.. It is so much fun to be a part of something that I love so much.
We went through applicants for about 2 hours last night and sorted into piles of the ones that are for sure and those that we are still watching.. The next few days we will watch the site for activity from everyone, see how they show off their work and more importantly their desire to be here with us and then hopefully make the right decisions. I am so excited to have a full team again and be able to really enjoy all the challenges and events coming up.
June will be the big BIRTHDAY party with a online crop, tons of challenges, an unreal amount of prizes and give aways, chats and more. And of course the debut of our online store!!!!
The online store is really close, we downloaded the data to the store front last night and now are starting to take pictures and add descriptions and catagorize all the product. This will take a couple of weeks I think, and then wala!!! I can't wait!!!!
My store here at home is really kicking off too... I had my first month not in the red, since I opened this month!!! I am so proud. After 6 years, finally a profit.. not much of one but, not in the red!!!! whhohooooo!! Starting a business from scratch is such a gamble but, I really do enjoy it and am having hope that it will take off now.
Kids are almost done with school!!! I can't wait to have them home for the summer... It is so much fun to have them around, most of the time,, hehehe.. Next week on Tuesday the littlest ones are going to the zoo for field trip and I am going to go with them.. they just don't stay little very long and I really need to grasp the opportunities when they come up.. I am learning that now that my oldest is married and a mommy of her own.
Well, enough rambling, bragging and what nots, I have a class at the senior center in an hour and want to get more work done on the store front... so chat agan tomorrow!!
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
where do I go to change the template, add the cool pictures, design etc!!!!
Sunday, May 21, 2006
CKU came by and went and I had a ton of fun seeing some old friends, meeting new ones and scrap scrap scrapping!!!!
I was able to get caught up on all of next months uploads for TTS and also just have some fun with some of the sponsor products.
SEI and Junkitz is sponsoring TTS for our June Bday month and I love both of their products. Made some fun layouts using them and can't wait to see what the DT will do with their products as well. I am so lucky to have such a great team, they are all soooooo talented and such an inspiration.
It is getting harder and harder to narrow down the few new DT members we will be adding, I am really going to have a hard time just choosing the few we need as everyone is so talented and there are some great new gals getting involved on the site. But, as we have seen it is an ongoing position and always need more to help us out, so hopefully those not chosen this time will stick with the site and try out again when we need another group or even one or two.
I am excited to get the store online and we are almost there!!! whoohooooo!!!! I can't wait to have that part of the site going, it is so exciting!
Kacee's 17th bday was on Friday and we went to see the DaVince Code for her bday.. It was a good show.. I really enjoyed it and thought they did a good job with the casting from the book. Loved that they followed the book so closely to and really makes me ask questions and do research so that is a good thing for me in a religous aspect of my life as well.
We are having a BBQ today and Savana and Trevor and the kiddos are coming, it will be so much fun, I really love it when they come to play!!
well, off to get ready for more fun on TTS and go through the gallery.. you really should check it out as there are some amazing things to see there!!!
Monday, May 01, 2006
Well another month has come and gone and wow have we had some fun here at TTS… It is so amazing to me to see all the talent and fun that everyone here has to share with us. We as a design team are wowed each and every day!!! More challenges and fun will be available again this month to help you keep motivated and hopefully inspire you a bit to get some scrapping done.. Did you know that you can try out to be a Guest Design Team Member at TTS… Check out the forums and let’s see what you all are made of, we can’t wait to add you to our team for the month.
We here at TTS have been really busy trying to make this site the best place on the web and are so excited to announce that we are adding to our DESIGN TEAM. If you are interested in joining our team send us at least 3 layouts sharing your work along with your TTS user name and “real” name. Send your layouts to firstname.lastname@example.org We will then send you out a questionnaire and the requirements our design team needs and you can wait in anticipation while we do the grueling work of choosing out of the many talented gals that send us their application. We will be adding to both our digital team and paper teams. If you are interested in both teams please send the required amount in both paper and digital and specify that you are interested in joining both sides. If it is just digital that interests you or just paper you are interested in then please specify that as well.
We will take all applications until the 25th of May midnight MST. The new members of our team will be announced in the June newsletter!! Thanks and can’t wait to have you join our team!!! Watch for all the excitement building to our big birthday celebration in June this next month. We will hopefully entice you with more challenges, games and fun again this month.. We want to thank you for your dedication to the site and hope that new members will join in on the fun as well.
check out the website at www.treasurestoscrap.com