Thursday, July 30, 2009

what a nice thing...

We are having Owen's photos done by Shelley Anderson. I recently posted a link to her blog showing Owen's photo shoot scheduled! Today I looked at her blog (I'm still trying to figure out what we should all wear) and noticed she posted this....can you nominate anyone?

You know someone who has recently experienced a tragedy, that is financially struggling to stay afloat, who is working three jobs to pay the bills, or who is volunteering selflessly despite his/her own personal circumstances.

You know someone that can’t afford professional photography, but who would cherish it this holiday season. You know someone, i guarantee it.

I want to know who they are and i am willing to donate a sitting with digital images worth $250. It’s in your power to give them the artwork they deserve this year. Also, the person that nominates the winner receives a $50 portrait credit as well. +

The rules: You cannot nominate yourself and the person nominated must SINCERELY be incapable of purchasing my services. The nominee must live in the Minneapolis/St Paul area. Tell me who you know, what they’re experiencing and why they deserve this. Please include a way to contact both the nominee and yourself as well.

Please comment on this blog entry to let me now you’ve entered and send me the full story @ The winner will be announced on Thanksgiving. Get nominating… I cannot wait to read your entries. Please spread the word amongst your family and friends that I am doing this, as this is my first year of doing this as well. I know that there have been so many foreclosures, etc this year with the whole economy and i read about this idea on another photographers blog and thought WHAT A GREAT IDEA!
I know turkey day seems so far away…but it really isn’t. i have SOOOOOO much to be thankful for and i honestly need to pinch myself sometimes:) Please open up your heart to someone this holiday season…and thanks for giving me the opportunity to open mine…as i LOVE what i do, i honestly do!

Monday, July 13, 2009

deal of the week!

Please contact me for more information!

{ribbon shares}

The new Stampin' Up colors are here!

Melon Mambo

Bermuda Bay

Crushed Curry

Rich Razzleberry

Dusty Durango

Soft Suede

For one share, you will get 3 yards of all 6 colors for $15! Email me if you are interested...

Thursday, June 4, 2009

{Stampin' 6}

Do you have a long wish list of Scrapbooking and stamping items? Do you want to earn FREE merchandise? Stampin’ 6 is a great way to add to your Scrapbooking collection while getting some great hostess benefits along the way!

We’ll meet once per month. This can be at my home or yours or we can do an email order only. If we do meet, we will make two or three projects, browse supplies, place monthly orders, snack and visit with others who love stamping and scrapbooking.


*Each club is a group of 6 people who commit to placing a $25 order (before tax and shipping) each month for 6 months.

*Each club member gets to be the hostess one of the 6 months and will earn hostess benefits.

*You are guaranteed a minimum of $15.00 in catalog merchandise and one free hostess stamp set during your month (These are the minimum benefits of a $150 sales total – if the order is more, you earn more rewards!)

*You will receive the free Stampin’ Up Idea Book and Catalog (A $10 value) when you join the club, and also free seasonal mini catalogs when released.

EXTRA OPPORTUNTIES: In addition to the club’s monthly spending, you have the opportunity to collect outside orders from friends/family/co-workers or host a party at your own home (or mine) to boost your monthly sales total during your hostess month. This is totally optional.

PLACING YOUR CLUB ORDERS: If you are unable to attend on club night, that’s ok!! Please send your order via email. I do ask that you be courteous to your fellow club members by ordering and sending payment by club nights.

1) Email me the list of 6 names if you already have a group of 6 ready to begin! Congrats! You are now a Stamp Club!!
2) Email me your name and I’ll put you on a “club list”. Once this list has 6 names, you are officially a group. We can have many groups going at the same time.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Laurie Strey

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

BrauHaus Crop Night

Please join us for a SCRAPBOOKING PARTY!

Are you ready for a Girls’ Night? Come to a Scrapbooking Party hosted by ScrapBee at the BrauHaus on Saturday, May 16th from 5pm-12am for 7 hours of crop time!

Enjoy pizza, snacks, door prizes, and a FREE kit to make two adorable cards!

There will be tools available for your use, including a Cricut with several cartridges and a QuicKutz Squeeze with dies. We will gladly demonstrate any tool that you would like to learn how to use!

You don’t want to miss out on this fun event!
Sign up today ~ space is limited!
The cost for this event is only $25 per person.

There are several ways to sign up!

1) Sign up at the BrauHaus (You may ask your server for the sign up sheet. Payment via cash or check)

2) Email (You may pay by mailing us a check)

3) You can email us that you would like to attend and then pay using the link at the right to pay via credit card!

We hope to see you there!!!

{This event will be held in the private dining room, and is not associated with or sponsored by the BrauHaus.}