Thursday, April 30, 2009

Altered Journal using Lime Rickey

Linsey e-mailed me this picture of an altered journal she made. Super cute! Thanks for sharing. If you've got a picture of something you've created using supplies from the Haus, send it to me. I'd love to post it on the blog.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wash your hands!

I woke up this morning still in disbelief that they had canceled school until May 11th. They've also canceled all the baseball practices and games for my boys and are discouraging any "public gatherings" which I take to mean NO PARK! What in the world are we supposed to do? I am trying to stay positive and believe that this is for the best, but it is going to be a LLOOONNNNGGGGG 12 days around the Fleming house!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

National Scrapbook Week-End... soon approaching! If you don't have any plans to scrapbook, MAKE THEM!!! Friday, the Haus is having an all day crop (10am - midnight) for just $30, and that includes supper! I'll try to find out what's on the menu. I am going to attend that day. Then Saturday is the Scrappin for Arthristis crop. Another all day event (9am - midnight) for just $75, and that includes breakfast, lunch, supper, snacks, drinks, and some GREAT prizes. (check out to see what I'm talking about) And finally to wrap up the week-end, two very talented ladies, Michelle and Susan Casto, will be teaching classes at the Haus. So, make your plans now to attend at least 1, if not 2 or 3 of these fun filled events. After all, you can't call yourself a scrapper if you don't atttend a "National Scrapbook Week-End" event, RIGHT?!?! ;-)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

It's a GREAT day... be alive and live in the hill country! I wake up every morning thankful for another day, but there are times I wake up and I am so thankful to be living here in New Braunfels. Today was one of those days. What a beautiful day we were blessed with. So, the DH and I decided to take the boys out to the river. They had a BLAST! Luckily my new lens arrived just in time so I took advantage of the great photo ops the river offered today. (I only snapped 131 pictures in the 5 hours we were there....Hey, I REALLY missed having my camera!)

Now we are back at home, the boys are camped in front of the TV watching a movie, and I am about to start scrapbooking. I can't wait to play with the new Lime Rickey paper. I didn't get to Friday afternoon :-( However, I did do a LO using the Zinnia paper, but it is already at the Haus on display. So, I don't have a picture to show you. I guess you will just have to go visit Susan at the store to see it! When you're there, tell her I said, "Hello!"

Friday, April 24, 2009


I'm about to load the boys up and head to the Haus to pick up some Lime Rickey. I can hardly wait! When I get home, it will be nap time for them and play time for me! WHOOOHOOO! I am still without a camera, but my new lens should be arriving either today or tomorrow. When it does I will post a picture of my LO or maybe LOs I did using this new Basic Grey paper. I might pick up some of the new Zinnia paper as well. Although it is a tad "girly" it is really pretty paper. Surely I can find some way to use it! ;-) If I don't post again before Monday....HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! Do something fun and exciting. Make a memory!

Don't forget....the search is on for a Design team. Be sure to visit the store's web-site for details.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Scrappin' for Arthritis

Sara Tate, a fellow scrapbooker, is organizing the 1st Annual Scrappin' for Arthritis Benefit Crop. Sara was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia (a chronic pain condition) almost 6 years ago. She is very passionate about the Arthritis Foundation and enjoys finding new ways to raise money for them. She picked up her scrapbooking hobby about 2 years ago when her son was born, and has loved it ever since.

The crop will be held at the Scrapbook Haus on May 2nd from 9am - midnight. The cost is $75 and includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinks, and the chance to win lots and lots of FABULOUS prizes! Call the store and reserve your spot today. 627-2767

More information regarding the crop can be found at:

(BTW...Both the "Zinnia" from LYB and "Lime Rickey" from BG and on the shelves. I will try to post a picture later today. )

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Rumor confirmed...

The Lime Rickey paper is at the Haus. It was flying off the front counter before Susan could even get it out on the shelves. So, if you want some you better stop by the store quickly. Because when it's gone, it's gone. :-( boohoo I'm not sure about the new LYB paper, but I'm betting it arrived today. I will let you know for sure tomorrow.

Don't forget to sign up for the crop this Friday evening. If the husband will allow it, (heehee...he never says no) I'm going to go crop. An evening away is just what I need.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The 14 year old daughter of a friend of mine (Candi) from high school has recently been diagnosed with cancer. This is a quote from Candi: "Without a doubt this is the worst day of my life. My "little" girl Karly did not receive the results we wanted. The mass is cancer and she will begin chemo a week from Monday. The doctor said possible Ewing's Sarcoma but will not be sure on the type until the rest of the results from the biopsy come back. We are crushed and very worried about Karly. Her dad and I had already come to an agreement that if it was cancer we were staying here at MD Anderson, so that is what we will do."

I want to put together a "care package" to send to them. If you would like to make a card, a mini-album, a donation, or anything else, please send me an e-mail. (Candi also has a 5 year old daughter, Lexie) They will be relocating their family to Houston so they can be close to top notch treatment and doctors. And above all, please pray for healing for Karly and great strength for her mom and my friend, Candi.

A little birdie told me...

...that the new Little Yellow Bicycle collection "Zinnia" and the new Basic Grey collection, "Lime Rickey" are scheduled to arrive at the Haus today! I'm so excited and I just can't hide it. I'm about to lose control and I think I like it. I'm so excited and I just can't hide it. And I know I know....(so sorry! sometimes the song in me just takes over.) I will confirm this little rumor when I find out it is a for sure thing. So, get your pages planned, your pictures printed up, and your check cards ready!

And BTW, all the information you need to know about becoming a Design Team Member is now on the Scrapbook Haus web-site home page. Take a looksey.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Hope you didn't miss out....

The garage sale was GREAT! Sellers thinned out their stash (just to be able to fatten it again!) and buyers got some REALLY great deals. If you missed out on the sale this time, don't worry, there will be another one soon.

While at the store on Saturday, Susan was pricing a new line of "Texas" themed rubber stamps. I think she sold 1/3 of them before she could even get them out on the shelves! You need to stop by and check them out. There are bluebonnets, cowboy hats, horses, the state of Texas, a LONGHORN, and many more. I will snap a picture to post the next time I am in the store.

Information regarding the Design Team should be posted on both the blog and web-site early this week. If you are interested, check back often. Here is a sneak peek of the submission guidelines. It will be available on the web-site on Monday to print out. REMEMBER: the majority of materials used in creating your submitted projects must be purchased from Scrapbook Haus.

Friday, April 17, 2009

A few reminders...

Don't forget to come to the Crafter's Garage Sale tomorrow. Doors open at 9. Bring your CASH. No checks or credit cards accepted on garage sale items.

There are 2 great classes scheduled for Sunday. A card class by Lisa. (see photos below) and a kid's class by Kara. Your kiddos are sure to have a great time AND you get a little break. It's a win win situation! : -) Call the store and reserve your spot today. 627-2767

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Not Scrapbook Haus related

But, I've got to vent. So here it goes....

Children are one of God's greatest blessings. Wouldn't you agree? So, why is it that when you have more than 1 or 2 kids there are people that look at you and treat you like you are some sort of diseased and helpless animal? BUT, if you have a closet full of designer clothes, drive nice new vehicles, or live in a big house filled with new "stuff" then you are something to be envied? It just completely blows my mind. This world is so screwed up.

I am so unbelievably blessed. I can not remember the last time I purchased an article of clothing with a designer label. I proudly drive around in my moldly, oldly expedition that has over 112, 000 miles on it. I've got a roof over my head and some furniture in my house to sit and sleep on. But most importantly I have a husband who loves me even though he REALLY knows me! I have a Mamaw, mom, 2 sisters, and a brother (and lots of great friends) that would do ANYTHING for me. I have 5 healthy, handsome, charming, loud, silly boys that call me momma. And to top all that off, God has decided to bless our family with another boy that I know will be just as wonderful and special as the 5 we already have.

That's what being blessed is all about. I'm not saying everybody should have more than 2 kids. All I am trying to say is: children ARE a blessing. If one or two is the right number for you, great. If you want to have 15....go for it. I just wish people would lose the mentality that those of us who decide to have more than 2 children are doing such a disservice to society and to ourselves. It is very hurtful and completely WRONG!
My guys sitting on the steps at the state capital. (Ross, Grant, Rhett, Reid, & Garrett)

Baby Boy Fleming #6 (We are taking names suggestions! Preferably names that begin with a G or R!)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New Collection from Little Yellow Bicycle

"Zinna", the newest collection from LYB ships out today! I will let you know when it arrives.

Monday, April 13, 2009


Check back soon for more details.

And the winners are...

The Easter basket was filled and the egg winners drawn. Congratulations to the following ladies:
Debbie Baty - $5.00 gift card
Bertha Hererra - $5.00 gift card
Patti Denmark - $5.00 gift card
Cheryl Chaney - $10.00 gift card
Ann Hannan - $10.00 gift card
Mary Robinson - $15.00 gift card
Hannah Wuest - $15.00 gift card
Heather Gardner - $20.00 gift card
Adriana Avila - $25.00 gift card
Kathy Caron - $10.00 class money
Julie Bera - $10.00 class money
Lorna Dressler - $10.00 class money
Becky Denmark - $10.00 class money
Pamela Neuse - $15.00 class money
Julie Roberts - $15.00 class money
Pat Vanlandingham - $15.00 class money
Leslie Patterson - free Friday or Saturday crop
Brenda Cain - free Friday or Saturday crop
Wendy Kaiser - free Friday or Saturday crop
Kim Wallace - free Friday or Saturday crop
Nicole Kuhlman - free Friday or Saturday crop

Visit Susan at the Haus to redeem your prize.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Happy (early) Easter!

I hope everyone has a very blessed Easter. Remember Scrapbook Haus will be open tomorrow and Saturday but closed on Sunday. If you haven't made it in to get your name put in an've still got a little time. Susan will draw the winners names on Saturday. I will post them here on Monday.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

LO using "Alissa" paper

Here's an example LO using the new Bo Bunny "Alissa" paper. Pretty, pretty paper! My LO using the birthday paper is at the store and even has pictures on it now! Go in and see how precious my little Rhett is!
Stay tuned! Scrapbook Haus is in the process of forming a "DESIGN TEAM". More details coming VERY soon.

For all you Bazzill lovers out there (myself included)

Susan has gotten in a lot of new Bazzill products including cardstock, brads, and blossoms. WhooHoo! Come take a look for yourself!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Pretty new paper!

The new collection from Bo Bunny, Alissa, arrived at the Haus yesterday. It is soooooo pretty. I am going to try to get to the store and pick some up so I can make a sample LO. Anybody have a pretty little girl picture I can borrow? ;) I completed my LO with the "It's My Party" paper. The lens on my camera is messed up, so the picture is very messed up. I haven't put my photos on it yet. When I do, I will either post a new picture or take it up to Susan.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Thanks to the Glitz Girls!

A good time was had by all last Friday at the Scrapbook Haus. Congratulations to Patti Denmark. She was the winner of the basket of goodies give away that evening.
Here's a picture of our favorite Haus girl, Susan, with the Glitz Girls.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Have you seen....

the newest paper collections from Bo Bunny that the Haus has? Yes, they've been in the store for a little bit, but if you haven't gotten a chance to pick some up, you'd better hurry in!
The first collection pictured is Abbey Road and the second is It's My Party.I am going to try my hardest to get a LO made with the birthday paper tomorrow. I am pretty tired after a fun, busy family day today. (we went to Austin to watch the Longhorns play the Orange/White scrimmage. It was so fun. I am sooooo pumped up for football season! (sorry Susan, but I gotta say it) HOOK 'EM HORNS!) Plus, Mondays are supposed to be laundry day for me. I guess you will just have to check back and see! BTW, my LO for the Abbey Road collection is already at the Haus. Don't forget to check out the calendar on the web-site ( ) for daily specials and up-coming events.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

SWEET DEAL - Basic Grey on SALE!

I just got off the phone with Susan. She just placed an order for the entire new Basic Grey line: "Lime Rickey"! This paper is super delicious! And the embellishments...YUMMY! Here is just a sample:

In order to help make room for all the NEW stuff, the remaining Marrakech and Porcelain from Basic Grey is now 20% off! I told you it was a sweet deal. You better get into the Haus before it's all gone! (To see the entire Lime Rickey line you can visit

Come and spend a "Glitzy evening @ Scrapbook Haus"

The Glitz Girls of Glitz Designs will be here from
4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 3rd.

Here are the details:
2 classes!!
8 x 8 Acrylic Audrey Book
We’ll make 3 acrylic pages and 3 paper pages to go in your Fabulously Glitzy new 8 x 8 book! All you need to bring are your 4 x 6 pictures.
4:30 – 6:00

Three 12 x 12 Glitzy Pages
Spend an hour and a half with the Glitz Girls
making some gorgeous 12 x 12 pages with either the super cute Audrey line or the super cool Rebel and Basics line!! Come prepared to whiz through these layouts. Again, all you need to bring are your 4 x 6 pictures!!
6:30 – 8:00

AND, the girls are giving away a $200 GIFT BASKET of Glitz Design products!!
You get one entry in the basket drawing for each class you take. Isn’t that so generous of the Glitz Girls??!!??
To show appreciation to the Glitz Girls for coming all this way to teach these classes, Susan is sweetening the offer a bit…
If you take a class and bring a small baked goodie, you will get one entry into a drawing for a $25.00 Scrapbook Haus gift card!! Who knows, there may be more than one drawing!
If you take a class and would like to make an entire evening of it, you can stay and crop for FREE!
This crop will begin immediately after the second class concludes and last until midnight!