Thursday, September 1, 2011

Exciting News to share...

Here is a quote this week that definitely applies to my life in this moment!
"look for the dream that keeps coming back. it is your destiny."
I love what I do, and I truly hope it shows, I find such reward in discussing your projects, your triumphs, your struggles, your goals whether they are scrapbooking or many great things, sharing ideas, sharing inspiration....I am truly living my dream:-) and I want to thank you all for that! 
I believe in God and Jesus is Lord of my life, and I believe so strongly that he is in control of my life and has blessed me with a great opportunity to serve you all while I serve him...this being said he has provided an AMAZING Opportunity for the store that I want to share with you tonight!!!
Yep, this is me holding the key to the NEW Scrapbook Cottage store!!!!
The store will have a new home with our Grand Opening being Oct 1, 2011.
We have purchased a building for the store and will be moving to 363 Main Street in Steinbach:-)
So here is the deal, we currently lease a space, the lease is up on Sept 30th, even though we moved to this current space back in Dec, I still found the size challenging - ESPECIALLY when we offer classes. The classes are full, and when there is a class, it is quite difficult for the regular customer to wander around the store and enjoy their shopping experience.
So we (my wonderful and supportive hubby Mark & I) looked at this space back in June, and then just discussed it and prayed about it for the summer, we just really wanted to make sure it was the right thing to do.
We took possession of the store today, and I FEEL WONDERFUL about the decision, and I am sooo excited to share this next phase of this journey with you all!!
Here are some pics of the outside, as of today -  

 ugly right:-)
the painter will take care of that starting tomorrow!!
Here are some pics of the inside as of today - 

 I checked in at the end of the day and it already looked different (KP Projects got to working as soon as I showed up with that key!!)...I am so excited to share these pictures with you and I will post more as the month goes on...
Thanks to you, all my loyal Scrapbooking friends & Customers, because of you, the great things you say about the store, the awesome way to tell others about The Scrapbook Cottage, we can take the store from where it is now to this whole new place! I will share more with you in the weeks to come!
I am so inspired by you all - Thank you!!


  1. YAY!! Congrats to you!!! I can't wait to visit you in the new space :)

  2. Wow Sharon, congratulations!! I know it will be a great success, am looking forward to seeing it! Good move!

  3. This is amazing, I'm so happy for you! Let me know if you need any help with the move, painting or anything! Praise God for this wonderful gift and the timing of it.

  4. Congrats Sharon...lookin good...definitely will have to make a trip

  5. Awesome Sharon! That will be a great space for you and your cottage girls and for us as shoppers for our shopping experience. Can't wait to take more classes in the new space. From the pics it looks like it'll be a lot roomier. :o) You are an inspiration to us all!

  6. Wow!! Congrats!!!!
    If you need any extra hands moving in, please call me...I'd love to help out. Seriously.

  7. Sharon,
    Congratulations!!! This is VERY exciting news! I am so very happy for you (and your store girls)
    I can't wait to see your new space! Huggs.

  8. What a great idea! I can hardly wait to see all the great things you will do with this space! It is so nice to see someone doing well at something they love!!! and sharing it with us too! Have fun!!

  9. sharon sharon sharon..just heard when i was in the store today..i couldn't be happier my dear..o wow..wish i cud give you my famous hug right now..but you will get a double bigaroonie one when i see dear earned it all..lvoes ya

  10. I am so super thrilled for you my friend, you totally deserve this! The space looks huge. I can't wait to see it irl. I can only imagine the traffic you'll get now as people drive by it every day. That would be dangerous for me :)