Lisa and I try to have a variety of kits available in the shop throughout the year. I like this part of my work. I especially like it when I am working with papers I love and a subject that means something to me.
This kit includes four 1page layouts (we call them mix it ups). I themed it around family because with Mother's Day just past and Father's Day around the corner it seemed to fit.
Like all our kits this one comes complete with all the parts and pieces precut and ready to assemble. It features lots of owls - we seem to be unable to have enough of them! The cost for the kit is $37.50. If you want one I suggest you let us know by calling the shop at 734-8592. They are available now but the number of kits is limited and they will not be repeated.
Almost 8 years ago two best friends opened a cute little scrapbook shop on a shady little street in the very heart of downtown Twin Falls, Idaho.
We have worked hard and made sacrifices. We work every day to make our little shop inviting.
We welcomed people with a smile and often a hug...answered questions...taught them to create a beautiful history of their families, to create additions to their homes and all the things that go into a business like this.
Through the years we have made hundreds of friends. We have shared smiles as well as tears. We have kept our doors open through our own hard work and the support of our customers and friends. That is the best part...being here day after day ready to see who comes through the door next.
So earlier today a gal comes into the show whom I have not seen in a long time. She picked out some odds and ends she wanted to finish up some of the beautiful cards she makes. As we were visiting I asked about her friend. They always came in together and I hadn't seen the friend either. She told me they were no longer friends and that the last time they had come into the shop her friend had "robbed us blind".
She went on to say after leaving the shop they had gone to her car and her friend had shown her all the things she had stolen from the shop. Hundreds of dollars all stashed away in a giant purse. She said she was embarassed and didn't know what to do. These two had been in the shop dozens of times. I cannot begin to imagine how much was stolen.
I was speechless...shock and anger always makes me tongue tied. After she left with her purchases and the shock began to wear off I became angry...really angry! I had taken the time to teach these two to make cards...cards they would later sell. I don't know how many times they would come in looking for new ideas and asking for help. Help I freely gave...and this is how I am repaid.
Why the first friend did not gather up all the stolen goods, bring them back into the shop and tell us her friend had stolen the goods but she was returning them is a question I will never have an answer to. Truth is I don't care. I don't care what she may have stolen from her friend or how injured she is. Don't care.
I AM MAD!
I AM WARNING ANYONE WHO MAY THINK IT IS OK TO TAKE WHAT YOU WANT FROM MY SHOP OR ANY SHOP...
STEAL FROM ME AND I CATCH YOU---YOU ARE GOING TO JAIL!
STEAL FROM SOMEONE ELSE & I WITNESS IT---YOU GO TO JAIL!
I am watching...more carefully than ever. You may not think I am watching but I am. Don't come into GIRLFRIENDS to steal. I'll catch you and I won't be moved by tears or excuses. If you are with a friend who is stealing, you are an accessory and I will call the police to pick you both up.
I know this doesn't apply to 99.9% of the wonderful women and men who come in and out of the shop. Most of the people we are blessed to see every day would no more steal from us than flap their arms and fly. We love and appreciate the loyalty and friendship we enjoy with each of you. This is about the few that think it is OK...it isn't. It isn't and I am not about to let the few ruin it for everyone else.
There were three Girlfriends who started this adventure but one of us went on to find her own adventure.
Who was the third girlfriends and what is she doing now?
We started out with a blue and yellow building and pink and black insides...
We grew to our new size in 2007
Our first guest instructor was LINDSAY MOORE from Cosmo Cricket and we held our event at the marvelous Crowley Soda Fountain!
Our first retreat was to Fairfield Lodge and it was the first time we met our dear friend Audrey!
One of the girls that joined us on that trip has an amazing business in Kimberly Idaho. Do you know who she is and what her business is?
Lisa and I have been friends for 30 years and counting
In almost 8 years of business we have met and embraced hundreds of girlfriends. This weekend in National Scrapbook Day and I can honestly say I have met the dearest friends of my life within the walls of Girlfriends!
ps. Candy Andrus was our other girlfriend and she is the best nail designer in Twin Falls!
pss. Heather Cartwright was at our first retreat. She now owns the Quilt Barn in Kimberly and she is AMAZ-BALLS!