Monday, February 13, 2012

Oh my Goodness! It's been a long time!

Today is February 13Th already!  Time surely does FLY!! 

Had the Valentines Day Crop yesterday at the went GREAT, I was worried, cause it is so cozy...but  I think 10 at a time is a good number.  I have decided to do a Sunday Crop every month.  I liked it! 

Well let's see...Bunko....check, scrapbook club...check, Valentines Day crop...check, next we have the introduction of our newest club!  It is the "challenge club"  I have already sold 2 kits, and I only made up 6 kits to sell to start with!  Here's the deal....we, (Cassie and I) have pulled paper and coordinating card stock and added lots of fun ribbon and embellishments into a kit, you buy for $20 and you can create anything you want to.  It can be layouts, cards, wall hangings, frames, ANYTHING!  Then we meet in a month and we all share what we have made!  We get new ideas, and get re-inspired...Cassie already has her samples in the store!  And they are beautiful!

We also started the "Project Life my Way" group in January and it was very cool!  We had about 9 ladies I think in the store.  This club is FREE, just come in and bring your stuff, and let's get all your photos into albums, I have filled the store with lots and lots of varieties of page protectors and we just meet after 6 on the 4Th Friday of the month from 6 to 9 or so!  This club is open to anyone, and there is not a sign up...just come!

The next big thing coming up is the Northwest paper Chase....March 2ND thru the 18TH.....check it out!!
MARCH 2 - 18, 2012
Sharin Memories
is now pre-selling passports for the 2012 Northwest Paper Chase
(I only have 2 left) 
DETAILS: Passports are $10.00 which will entitle you to a 20% discount off your entire purchase (pre-tax) at all participating stores. You will also receive a passport booklet and a NWPC Pin. For every $10 spent you will receive a raffle ticket for a prize valued at $50! You can also preorder a 6x6 SEI album for $7 to complete your 6x6 recipe cookbook.

MAKE & TAKE: This year's make & take will be a recipe page, unique to each store. The make & take is free with any $10 purchase (post-discount, pre-tax) or may be purchase for $2.50.
COLLECTIBLE: The 2012 Northwest Paper Chase collectIble pin is a must have item and is available ONLY with your passport purchase!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Happy New Years to everyone! 

So much has been going on at Sharin Memories and in my personal life too.  I am looking forward to a slower pace for a couple of weeks before the BIG retreat!  What Retreat you ask...we here are all the details:

Check it out, it is going to be a blast!  Lots of time to scrap or make cards, or sew, or whatever craft you want to do...just get away and read UN-INTERRUPTED for 3 days

We have a couple of new things on the docket for January.  We have a really really cute Album with a Winter theme, using the Echo Park papers called WINTER PARK...This is Jan  21st

Also there will be a cool new ARTSY heart box class ...super cute treasure box using the Echo Park papers called YOURS TRULY...This is Jan 28Th

then as always I teach the SCRAPBOOK club that is the 2ND Friday of each month

and we also have the BUNCO group that meets the first Wednesday of each month...we are "Bunco for Boobies"  most of our monies collected go to fight Breast Cancer!

We are going to start a NEW club called "Project Life"  this is a non-paying is a group of us that want to get together and create, get all our photos into albums without a lot of fuss, we are working on details so stay tuned...I will leave you with a couple of family photos from the holiday!  These are from when we went to the Nut Cracker at the Washington Center and some of the ginger bread house making!

Love Jodie

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Merry Christmas to all!

WOW..time DOES go by so so quickly!  My kids make a list of things they would like to do while they are on Christmas Break!  Here it is:

Visit cousins    Check
Gingerbread houses   check
Nut Cracker   check
Zoo light/or Spanaway lights
painted plate
ugly sweater shopping  check

Make cookies...check check check check check!  Hilary made so many FABULOUS cookies this year,a nd then to top it off...invented a new kink that is AMAZING!!!  There were 3 trays like this and 5 gallon size zip lock bags and 2 shoeboxes full!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

It is almost sale time!

Sharin Memories 12 days of Christmas sale is about to begin!!!

Check the face book each day to find out what is on sale!

Each day starting on Tuesday, there will be an AMAZING sale, it will last for only (1) one day!  then the next day there will be something ELSE on sale!

Stay tuned!  Each and every day check on Face book to find out WHAT IS ON SALE!!!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Almost December

Sorry sorry sorry.....I know it has been so long since I have written.  So much has happened!  A brief summary:

Carole and I lost our lease and were basically kicked out of the old house (store)

Carole is on a new adventure and I have re-located and am on my own  (at a new store)

The old store is now a marijuana store and giving the landlord more money for rent!

The old store got shut down by the feds for distributing marijuana!

Hunter (my youngest son)  and I just returned last week from Anaheim California where he competed in his Irish dance and is now going on to Nationals next Summer in Chicago (in July) (yuck) He is super excited about this!

We just returned from our family yearly trip to Pacific Beach for Thanksgiving !  I do the bazaar at Ocean Shores and the family plays Risk, watches movies and plays on the beach!  It is always a great time!

At this moment, doing laundry from the beach, and emptying out the coolers from the beach trip.

And that should bring you all up to date.  I will try to be better!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011


I just read the last entry to my blog, It was kind of sad...but hopeful.  And here I am 2 weeks later on my second week in business, so excited about the "new store"  My husband and 2 boys have been so instrumental in the opening of this new adventure, I could not have done it without them and am so grateful for all their love and support! 

I just had the GRAND OPENING this last weekend !  I would have to say it was GRAND alright!  It was so busy at one point on Saturday I thought...I wonder how many people CAN be in here at one time?  I had a couple of GREAT demos and make and takes too!  Thank you thank you thank you to Cheri, Tangie, Sherry and Becky for all their dedication and the giving of their time so we could had a great opening!!!!!

Now onto NEW things going on!  The FALL SUPER CROP date has been set and the ladies are signing up so do not delay!  Here are the details:
Where:  VFW in Olympia
Why:  To have Great fun and socialize and get projects done or started!
Cost:  $40.00
Time:  10 am to 10 pm

I have already set the menu....Taco salad bar for lunch and Mike (my husband)is making home-made pasta for supper!!! 

Come by  and see what s new, say hello, or bring a project in and work on it here at the NEW store!  See you soon.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Closing Doors!

I have heard it said...that where one door closes, another opens!

This is what has happened recently at Sharin Memories.  Two weeks ago, I was a sad, hurt crazy lady who had just been told that our lease had expired and that they would NOT be renewing it!  We had 16 days to vacate the premises, liquidate all of the product in our store, and split the assets. say goodbye to all my friends, look for a NEW place (hmmm, maybe)...What a day that was.

Well lots of worrying and tears and sadness was going on in my heart.  Thanks to all of  you, my friends and loyal customers, I have decided to re-open!  And I have found a wonderful place.  It is a bit smaller, but we will make do.  I love it!  I have been working hard and fast for a week and and  hoping to re-open on September 1st. 

I have some beautiful paper lines in already.  Take a look!  Let me know what you think, and what you would like me to get into the store!

I cannot express how lucky and blessed I am to have such GREAT customers that I call my friends...thank you so much for all your help and love and support!