Saturday, December 4, 2010

Come See the Store. . . it's Lookin' Fab and Festive!

Hi all!

I worked yesterday, but it was not a normal day in the floral department. It was year-end inventory day. Not my favorite thing to do (all that counting) but I finished a bit early so took some photos of the decorations around the store.

I'll start with where I spend most of my days. Here's a shot (just like the one I took at Halloween time) as you walk toward the floral dept.

And here are a few photos of the department. This first one is of my bouquet case.

This is where I place most of the 6-inch plants.

And of course we have all sorts of Poinsettias! Even purple for those non-traditional-loving shoppers!

This one is my favorite this year. White poinsettia, painted with a gold shimmer. . .so elegant!

Gotta love the glitter!

A few fun things we sell this time of year.

And now for the decorations around the rest of the store. You may have seen this tree in the Flickr discussion thread.

Here's another sort of tree!

These next photos are of cute decorations, placed up high in the various departments. Excuse the weird angles. . .tough to get a good shot from down below.

This is how we decorate the signs down each isle. I'll have to let my boss know that the Bar Soap/Cleaners sign is a bit crooked! :)

And here is what hangs over the cashiers. Remind you of a certain Hero Arts Snowflake?

I will have to take a couple more photos at the end of this week. We are having an open house with lots of food demos, an ice sculpture and remember the big haunted house that our fabulous cake decorator made out of graham crackers? (See it here.) Well, she is in the process of making a big huge church! Can't wait to show you!

Hope you enjoyed the tour of the store! Have a wonderful week! :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Jolly Holly!

Happy Friday!

I've been playing around with my blog header. Love this one with the falling snow, but may change it again before Christmas.

I've also been playing around with the Hero Arts Classic Holly stamp. I love it because there are so many different ways to use it! This first card was done in all silver and white. I found the ribbon wrapped around some ornaments that came in with an order for the floral department where I work. I was not going to let it get thrown away!

On the next card, I stamped the holly on a piece of vellum and colored the image with markers. The card base is Hero Hues and is stamped with the Graph Background, using Fired Brick distress ink. I added some Xmas Red Stickles for the berries and also added some red gems here and there. The little green trees are metal accents from The Paper Company with some tiny gems added. I noticed after taking a photo of the card that a gem has fallen off the tree on the left. Why is it that I don't see those things until AFTER everything is uploaded and posted?! :)

I have one last card, using the holly stamp. I used another Hero Hues note card, stamped the holly with VersaMark and white embossed. I gave each leaf some shading with a dark green marker and dotted the berries with a red one. Then I overstamped the Friend Definition using Peeled Paint distress ink, leaving the area clean where the holly is. The red ribbon is also Hero Hues with some added little green gems.

There is some shine on each card, from embossing, to gems to shiny ribbon, so I'll be entering these into this month's Hero Arts challenge.

Thanks for stopping by! I'm hoping to share some photos of the store where I work soon. It's all decorated for the holidays with lots of fun stuff so stay tuned! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, filled with lots of creative time! :)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Hi everyone!

Just a short post today about an amazing giveaway that I found out about from Arlene. If you play your cards right, you could win a $250.00 Best Buy gift card! Click HERE for the giveaway from The Graphics Fairy! You can also click HERE for a second chance to win! YAY! Good luck!

Click here to see my November CCC post.