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Thursday, July 26, 2007

I made it...

I'm in Valley Forge, PA at the Creating Keepsakes show!! The flights were uneventful, long but uneventful. I did get some reading done. Flying gives me the only opportunity I have to read. I told someone I feel like an adult again, I actually read a book for the first time early this summer on a flight. Hadn't read a book in over 5 years, since Emma was born. I LOVE Mary Higgins Clark books and usually read one on the flight out and one on the return flight. Gotta love feeling like an adult!!

Can't wait to get back home Sunday, I've got some upcomming class projects I want to share with you.

Have a fun weekend!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Good news/ bad news....

Bad News: Sorry for not posting, I've been having computer issues and no way to access the internet! My computer has blown it's third, yes I said 3rd modem and we all know no modem means no internet.... waaahhh!! I live in the sticks and can't get wireless so I'm just stuck!!

Good News: I'm leaving tonight after VBS for Kansas City. I'll be catching a few hours sleep at my sister's and then off to the airport at 4:30am. I'm headed to the Creating Keepsakes show in Valley Forge, PA and you ask what's the good news???? I'll have INTERNET!!! YEAH!! WIRELESS INTERNET!!! Isn't it terrible I have to fly across the country to get wireless interenet, LOL!!

So, you all be good, I'll be checking in tomorrow while I'm waiting in the airports.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Drum roll please........It's time........ (think crop theme)

The theme for this years K.I.S.S. Crop-n-Shop Scrapook Event to be held November 9th and 10th, 2007 at Fairview Christian Church in Carthage, MO is............................................




"Lights, Camera, Scrapbook!!"



Think broadway, television, movies, theatre, etc. Anything that would be done on a stage (well, almost anything, ha!) Remember, we love to have it related to scrapbooking in some way. You can sing, dance, create costumes, perform a skit, comedy act, etc. whatever you hearts desire!! The prizes are going to be awesome this year!! So scrappers, get busy!! Let's see what you can do!

*First time scrappers with K.I.S.S. Crop-n-Shop this is an optional contest that you can participate in. You do NOT have to participate to have a fantastic time, heck it's a blast watching those that put on the show and it will not take away from our scrapping time!!

I've got lots more information about the crop that I'll post very soon so stay tuned, until then call your friends, your neighbors, your family and get your teams together!!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Stalk your mailman....

Not really, but be watching your boxes!! I finally got all the prizes from our Friday the 13th challenges mailed so winners be checking those boxes. For those that weren't able to play, no worries! There will be plenty of opportunities for you to play with us.

I'm still waiting to hear from Andrea L. and Jeana K. so I can mail your packages.

Thanks to everyone for playing, enjoy your goodies!!

New Poll

Hi all, I'm trying to decide what type of welcome gift to get you girls this year for the November crop and well, I decided the best way to know what you all wanted would be to just ask. Last year we had those awesome Lazy Scrapper Totes so what would you like to have this year? Take the poll and share ideas here, now's the time to get what you want, LOL!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Welcome our newest members

Here are the adorable baby girls of fellow scrapper, Kimberly. Those that attended the November crop last year will remember her, she taught one of our make-n-takes and participated in the costume challenge. Kimberly, I'm afraid these girls may steal the show this year!!! Thanks for sharing them with us.


K.I.S.S. Bus Trip to Creating Keepsakes

Time is nearing for the 2nd annual K.I.S.S. Crop-n-Shop Bus trip to the Creating Keepsakes Show!! This time we will be attending the Tulsa, Oklahoma show on August 25th. We will leave Joplin, MO at 7:00am from the Crossroads Travel Center stopping for breakfast along the way. We will enjoy a full day of shopping at the Creating Keepsakes show, no need to rush through the show. You'll even have plenty of time to take classes if you chose to. You may have lunch from the concession area of the show or you are welcome to bring along a sack lunch. We will leave the show at 5:30 and stop for dinner traveling to Simply Scrapbooks in Claremore for even more shopping!! We will return to the Joplin area around 11:00pm.

As a participant of the K.I.S.S. Bus trip you will recieve special discounts and goodies from vendors of the show that are exclusive to our group! Our travel fee of only $55.00 includes a FREE K.I.S.S. T-shirt, FREE entrance to the Creating Keepsakes show and the famous K.I.S.S. Bucks auction on the return ride home. This is something you don't want to miss, we have tons of fun and you leave with lots of FREE new goodies to go with all those purchases you make during the day!

Want to join us for a fun day of shopping, no rushing and lots of laughter? Visit us at http://www.kisscropnshop.com/ and click on August Bus trip!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Friday the 13th Game Winners

Please be sure to send me your address so I can get your goodies in the mail.

Wanna see my latest project?

Copyrighted by K.I.S.S. Scrapbooks, 2007

This is a fun little 5 x 5 board book that I'm making into a kit for Lickety Split Scrapooks.
Here's the cover and a couple of the pages. They should be available at the end of the month.
I've had a blast making this one, what do you think?

Saturday, July 14, 2007

And the winner is... I mean was.....

Okay, so here's the winning group from our challenge last year.
They took home the first place prize and put on a great show.
(I had to add two pictures of them, you just have to see their backsides!!!)


I am very thankful for the judges as all the acts were amazing and there is NO way I'd have been able to choose...of course there is no way I can provide prizes for all of them either, LOL!



I will be announcing the theme of this years crop this week so stay tuned!!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Lucky 13 Games

Wow!! You ladies are fast!! I didn't expect this quick of a response, guess I had better get those packages ready!! The winners of our first Lucky 13 contest are:

Karen Burgess
Carol
Myra Shaw
Jeana Killman
Glenys Hewitt
Linda Moore
Amy Longenecker
Andrea Lewis
Saundra Pierce
Angela
Lacie Green
Dianne
Nancy Mitchell

If you ladies would please email me your mailing address at info@kisscropnshop.com I'll get your packages in the mail on Monday. Thanks for playing.

WE STILL HAVE TWO CONTESTS GOING! CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR THE DETAILS!! THERE ARE 10 MORE $13.00 GOODIE BAGS LEFT AND THERE IS STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR A K.I.S.S. EVENT AND GET EVEN MORE!!

Be sure to sign up for the newsletter so you can get information on more fun and exciting things to come from K.I.S.S. Crop-n-Shop Scrapbook Events!!

For your viewing pleasure.....


Hope you're enjoying all these photos from last years event as much as I am. It's been fun laughing all over again and it's really getting me more and more excited for this years big event on November 9th and 10th!! Happy Friday the 13th!!!


Thursday, July 12, 2007

Crop for the Cure - Greenfield Registration Now Open

Looking for some time to scrap, a day of fun with friends and a way to help in the fight against cancer? Join us at the Greenfield Elementary on October 13th from 9am to 9pm as we crop and raise money for the American Cancer Society and the Greenfield Relay for Life Team. There will be door prizes, the K.I.S.S. on-site store, specials and some surprises!! Your crop fee of only $35.00 will include lunch and supper!! **All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society!
Registration is now open at http://www.kisscropnshop.com. Call your friends and join us!!

Scrapper Entertainment


Here's more pictures of the crazy and amazing talent we had at last years K.I.S.S. Crop-n-Shop. Isn't that baby adorable??? I truly wished I could somehow get the words to these acts on here for you, you would be blown away!! They change the words to the songs to fit scrapping! When the evening was over there wasn't a dry eye in the house from our hysterical laughter and my sides hurt for days after!!



This year we will have a true auditorium complete with theatre seating, stage, lights and sound for the acts!! The best part, your family members can come in and watch if they like!! (Of course, they don't need to knowif you don't want them to!!! LOL!!!)

No worries, it won't take away from your scrapping time either!! Details coming soon!


**Just a side note, Kimberly I'm waiting to hear the baby report girl!! We need picutres!!

More pictures to come, keep checking!! Sign up for the newsletter and never miss an update!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

More pics of last years crop

Okay, so for those of you that have never attended a K.I.S.S. Crop-n-Shop Event you may think we are a bit crazy and well, I'll admit we are!! We have a BLAST!!! Each year, we have a contest where participants compete for great prizes. The contest is pretty open, they can dress in costume, dance, sing, recite poems, do skits, whatever they want to do to!! Last year had to be one of the best yet. Here are just a couple of the acts, I'll be posting more in the next few days. Enjoy and if you think the costumes are great, I wish there was a way to share some of the skits and songs that were performed!!




**NO, you do not have to be crazy like the girls in the pictures to attend and have fun at a K.I.S.S. event!! The contest is optional and it's great fun to watch!!!


We will be having this contest again this year so get busy scrappers!! I know what the prizes are and let's just say they are even bigger and better this year than last!! Approx. value for each team. $500.00!!

Crop for the Cure - Granby


Here's the group picture from our Crop for the Cure in Granby. With the help of all those pictured we were able to raise over $800.00 for the American Cancer Society and Mosley's Miracles Relay team!!
The beautiful girl kneeling on the front row is Tina Mosley. She has more strength than any grown adult I've ever met!! Tina has been fighting a very long battle with cancer and it's so wonderful to report that her last report was great!!
Thanks to all who helped us and be sure to check out our Crop for the Cure in Greenfield on October 13th. Registration is now open at http://www.kisscropnshop.com/.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Just wanted to share some fun photos from last years K.I.S.S. Crop-n-Shop Scrapbook Event.
I'll be adding more pictures this week and for a bit more fun, if you spot yourself in any of the pictures and leave a comment I'm going to send you some goodies!!

Right: Croppers are showing off their purses they created for our Survivor Scrap Challenge.








Left: Can you say Blue Light? This is sooo not the ordinary Blue Lights of the past, this is the K.I.S.S. Crop-n-Shop Blue Lights!! FUN!! FUN!! FUN!!




Enjoy the pictures, I'll be posting more this week.

Shannon

Monday, July 9, 2007

It's Official - November Crop

Okay, ladies here's the info you've been waiting on!! The November Crop will be held at the Fairview Christian Church in Carthage, MO on November 9th and 10th. Our host hotel will be the Best Western Precious Moments hotel in Carthage. They've given us a fantastic rate of only $63.99 per double queen or single king room!! You can have up to four adults per room at this rate, how awesome is that? Here's their website so you can checkout the hotel!! http://hotel.preciousmoments.com/

To reserve your room you may call 417-359-5900 or 1-800-511-7676 and be sure to tell them you are with K.I.S.S. Crop-n-Shop to ensure your special room rate. Continental breakfast is included as well as wireless internet, heated indoor swimming pool, fitness room and in room coffee. They also have a Precious Moments Gift shop for all you collectors out there!! Reserve early to get your reserved room rate, we have a block of 50 rooms available at this time!

Crop details will be added soon, I will give you a hint: We have longer cropping hours, lower crop fees and two meals are included!!!

Until next time,
Shannon

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Meet our "Chunky Monkey"


Meet my great nephew, Keyton. We babysat him yesterday for the first time, he's the perfect baby!! Never cried all day, whimpered a few times when he was hungry, that's it! Now why couldn't my kiddos have been like that? He LOVES to coo, babble and blow bubbles, just gotta love 'em!! Of course I'm loving on him and tell hubby, "maybe it wouldn't be sooo bad having another" and he says, "listen to that" and it's my teenager dishing out some major attitude. I quickly decided I'd just borrow when I need a fix, LOL!!!


Hope you had a great 7-7-07!! We spent it with friends at the guys 2nd annual fish fry. Good times!!


Shannon

Thursday, July 5, 2007

New kits at Lickety Split Scrapbooks!!

The new kits have been released this month at http://licketysplitscrapbooks.com/. They are so fun!! Wendy and Lisa were busy, busy this month!! Hopefully all will go well for our family this month and I'll have some new ones to add in August!!



Here's Wendy's Fairytale Princess Board Book. Lots of glittery paper, rhinestones and bling make this perfect for your little princess!! Wendy included lots of pull out tags and places for autographs for all those favorite princesses!!




Lisa created another one of her famous File Folder albums. This one is available in either boy or girl and is perfect for any proud Grandma!! Isn't this adorable?


These are just two of the new kits added this month, to see all of them and the other fantastic kits available visit http:www.licketysplitscrapbooks.com!!

Excuse me!!

Did you get several emails from me yesterday, say 11 - 17? Sorry!! The mailing list provider I used sent me an email shortly after I sent mine out that they had a slight "burb" in the system and that anyone I sent an email to would likely get 11-17 copies of the email!! YIKES!!

I guess this means you all know about the Ribbon-Sale-a-Bration now, the August bus trip to Creating Keepsakes and my new blog site!!

Again, excuse me for the burb and have a great day!
Shannon

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Ribbon Sale-a-bration



I'm having such a great time celebrating the 4th with all of my family that I want to Sale-a-brate with you!! From now until July 20th grab your bag of assorted ribbons for only $15.00!! That's right, 30 yds of ribbon for only $15.00 plus shipping!!


*Ribbons will vary in color and width, will be at least one yard in length, are May Arts or Maya Road and will vary from those shown in the picture.


To order, email info@kisscropnshop.com with Ribbon Sale-a-bration in the subject line. Shipping charges will be actual shipping and will be mailed first class.
Happy Sale-a-bration!!!
Shannon

Happy 4th of July!!!


Happy 4th of July!! Thought I'd share one of my favorite pictures from 4th of July, this was a few years ago but I love that even the big kids have fun on the 4th!! This is Papa Ronnie checking out fireworks while wearing some 3D glasses the kids gave him.
I'll add some photos from this years celebrations later, until then have a safe and fun 4th!!
Shannon

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Frustration!!

Okay, so this is silly but still frustrating!! I posted on the CK message board about the bus trip to Tulsa. I was sent a "warning" email that I am not allowed to advertise on their message board. HELLO? I'm taking a bus of 54 ladies to their show, to spend money at their show and I can't even mention the trip? From past experience the amount of money that you crazy (meant in a nice way) shoppers leave at their show is way, way, way more than the $55.00 I charge to take you all there, LOL!!! Now that's some crazy stuff!!

Thanks for letting me vent,
Shannon

Monday, July 2, 2007

Deal of the day!

Just passing along a great deal, http://www.onecreativebug.com/ is having a summer special with shipping only $1.00 on your entire purchase!! Can't beat that and they have the coolest titles, paper piecings and the much talked about clear albums. You know the ones being talked about on twopeas and creating keepsakes message boards. Happy shopping and if you try the albums, be sure to post them when completed!!

You've got to see this, http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/pg.asp?gallery=1&cmd=display&layout_id=1186948. It's one of the clear albums I mentioned above, truly amazing!!! Made by Suzy of Monday Morning Memories, it makes me crazy that mine hasn't arrived yet!! Stalking the mailman begins now!!!


Loving life,
Shannon

Look what I found today






I was clearing out my card for my digital camera today and found some really cute pictures taken by my five year old. I have no idea when she got my camera but the pictures are pretty cool!! The one of Blue's Clues was a picture of our tv while the show was on, the Dora was a picture of her blanket and the bottom one is a self picture. Pretty clever, huh? I didn't edit these at all, they are the way she took them, LOL!! I've got to get some photo paper and will print these out to make a page from her point of view.



Loving life,

Shannon