Monday, November 23, 2009


Friday night Melinda, Susan, Wendy and I got to have a ladies night! Thanks hubbies! We went to Scrap Mania at Archiver's.

I would have recommended for you to attend at the beginning of the year but not so much anymore.
  • Service has gone down - We used to have a dedicated sales associate to host the crop, not anymore
  • Giveaways have diminished - They used to have at least three with the last one of the night being bigger ($15 range), not anymore
  • Food is getting worse - Super Smokers, Pizza Hut Pasta to cheap grocery store sub sandwich, boooo
  • No more lettering for the Free Scrap Pack - The host always set up the die cutting machines so you could do your lettering, not anymore (not even a mention)
  • They did make sure to get in some demonstrations (so they could sell more stuff)
I get that they are a company trying to make money, but they charge us $15 to attend and then make money off our purchases which for me is always around $25 each time I attend. There were at least 30 people there which is at least $450 in receipts and they can't afford to spend more than $20 on our dinner :(

For Keeps Sake my local scrapbook store is going to be getting more of my business now. Which I should have been doing from the beginning (supporting my locally owned business).
Love this layout even though it was a scraplift of Lynn Ghahary (pretty much copied it off her layout I saw on Studio Calico).

I also stated on some cards for Ashley to give her teachers for Christmas presents, you will have to wait til I'm all finished before I share.


  1. Yup I think FKS will get our 5 bucks and we will either order local to them or we can bring some dinner along. Totally see the scrap mania in a different light now as compared to a year ago.

  2. Great LO's. Love the rainbow:)