Friday, August 10, 2012

Long Overdue Post

Where did July go? 

I can't believe it is August and I also can't believe that in one week I will be opening the doors of The Scrap Heap store!
Who knew waaayyyy back in 2008 when I started this blog, that I would be making a real Scrap Heap. One that you can go inside of LOL

I have been sooo busy. Building, sanding, painting, carpeting ... soo many things I never ever thought I would do. And with only a week to go before I open the door to the public I am somewhat in panic mode!! I still have building and painting to do. I still have organising and sorting to do! And then there is unpacking ALL the wonderful goodies I have to sell!
I have had a few pull my hair out frustrations happen this last week to do with lovely goodies. Firstly an order was placed wrong and instead of getting 3 of everything, like I ordered, I only got one. So I have re-ordered but because it's coming from the USA  I am really not sure that they will arrive by the weekend! Frustrating!! My big stamp order has pretty much been back ordered except for one stamp! Thankfully the company has assured me that my order should be here this week, fingers crossed. Plus another BIG order which has all my inks plus a heap of other stuff has been held back because of an issue at the bank. Four times I have put the money through three times it has bounced back into my account. I have spent quite a bit of time on the phone to the bank and no one can find a reason why this is happening. Problem is my order won't be sent until it has been paid, and well it seems the bank isn't letting me pay it!! aaarrrrggghhh!!! Fingers crossed this 4th time finally works and my order gets here in time! But yes the frustrations of opening a shop!!

But even if that stuff doesn't arrive on time I still have loads of wonderful products which I am DYING to unpack onto all my shelves!! That is the part of setting up that I am looking forward to the most!

So one more week to go!! I will do a big post after the opening with lots of photos and stuff but I figured I better check in just to let you know I am still here!
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Wish me luck and I look forward to sharing my Grand Opening soon!!


Jennie said...


Anonymous said...

How absolutely exciting for you. Can't wait to join your group - I love your work. All the best of luck with your new venture - I am so jealous, my friend Karen and I would love to have a scrapbooking shop - doing all day everyday what you love to do - magic.
Best of luck Tracey - kia kaha all will work out.

Jenny said...

Good luck Tracy - you will manage it all!

mandyb said...

so so excited for you
wish i loved closer so i could help in some way!!!