Saturday, April 24, 2010

We'll be open soon!

We're almost ready to open our store! Product has been arriving and we're cleaning all of the display areas so everything will be fresh and new when you come in. Carpet cleaners have been here, and ALL of the chairs in the crop room are cleaned, too.

The Bazzill cardstock has been arranged and is ready. What a gorgeous sight that is! Core'dinations is ready, too, and now we're working on specialty papers. Karren and Leslie have done a fabulous job of organizing all of the cardstock.

The whole team has been working on ordering new products, many things you haven't seen in this market! You'll love them all, I'm sure!

Eileen is working like crazy getting everything into the computer; Sue, Marilyn, Carol and LeAnne are washing THOUSANDS of paper trays. Carol has ordered fabulous stamps and they're starting to come in.

Sue has the job of checking every item in every box to make sure our records are correct. LeAnne is working hard at making some great sample pages from some of our new products, and Carol is doing the same with some of our newest stamps. Wait 'til you see the classes they are already planning! You'll LOVE them!

I've ordered a new telephone system and a new computer system so we can serve you more effectively and more quickly. They should be installed this week, hopefully....

The crop room is newly painted and ALL of the lighting has been cleaned and new lamps put in EVERY fixture.

As you enter the store, you'll be greeted by a lovely seasonal display of all the newest things, and our opening display will be RED, WHITE AND BLUE!!! Our "new" corporate colors celebrate our American flag and remind us of how blessed we are to live in this great country.

Every couple of weeks we'll have a new "feature", and coming soon will be "Bugs 'n Butterflies". We'll also be doing a feature in purple and white, celebrating the Downers Grove North Highschool Band. More about that in another post.

THE BIG QUESTION - - - When Will You Open????? We'll have our "sneak peek" opening just as soon as I get the Occupancy Permit finalized from the Village of Downers Grove. A couple of weeks after that will be our big, fancy "Grand Opening" - that's when we'll have things like cookies and such! But, for those of you who would like to see all the yummy stuff as soon as possible, keep an eye on your email or follow us on FaceBook - we are at Memories and Beyond on that site. THAT is where you'll see the first notice of the date the doors will open!

Check back often, and the moment I have the "OK" from the Village, I'll let you know.

Thanks for your patience, and we'll see you soon!

Karen Bushy, Owner

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