Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thank You for the Adventure!

Hello everyone! Claudia and Company is now officially closed. I can't believe that day is here. I wanted to share a couple of things with you before I officially sign off from this blog as well.

First, a little something I found on the internet; I just had to share it with you because it is so fitting.

(Disney's Movie Up)

Yes, thank you all for the adventure; I could not have done it without you! And yes, I added the "we will" because that is what we are looking forward to: our new family adventure. God is leading the way, so I know it will be great.
Thank you for your wonderful support, prayers, and words of encouragement.

I also wanted to share a new place I created for me; my new personal blog. It is named after my three favorite things! I hope you will join me there. I look forward to sharing future creations and little updates of my family.

And last, but certainly not least...

Merry Christmas!

God bless you!


Friday, December 16, 2011

Store Closing Announcement

I am here today to deliver some very important news.

Claudia and Company is closing its cyber doors.

I struggled with this decision for many months; going back and forth, trying to find a way to make it all work. In the end, after much prayer, I felt a sense of peace. A peace I have felt before with other struggles in life; a peace that meant that God was getting ready to deliver something much bigger; that He was preparing my heart (and schedule) for something bigger. As most of you know, our youngest son, Sammy had an appointment with a neurologist on December 5th; Sammy was diagnosed with autism. We are optimistic because he seems to be afflicted with a fairly mild case, although we are very early in the process. We are confident that speech and occupational therapy should correct the majority of his issues.  There will be further testing (to rule out any other possible causes for his speech delay) and further refinement of the diagnosis and treatment. We don't yet know what type of schedule he will have, but it will more than likely be 3-4 days a week. It is time for me to be a full time mom (again) and I couldn't be more excited.

I can't tell you how grateful I am for all the support you have given me throughout the last 2.5 years; from the very beginning of Die Cuts R Us to what my little store is today... Claudia and Company. Emails, blog comments, Facebook page comments, letting me know how happy you were with your order always... always... made my day! A very special thank you to my store admin Margie! Margie helped me run the store when I needed it the most and I am blessed to call her friend.

The store will be closing on December 23rd at 11:59PM. Starting today, you can purchase many items at 50-60% off regular price; some are discounted even more. Here are just a few examples:

Because our sale prices are so low, free shipping over $75 and flat rate shipping is no longer available; I honestly cannot afford to offer them at this point. Shipping costs will be based on weight and location; if your order fits in a USPS flat rate box, we will refund the difference. As always, each and every order will be filled and shipped as quickly as possible.

Once again, thank you all so very much for your kind words, your encouragement and your unyielding support.

Hugs and many blessings,

Friday, December 2, 2011

25% Off ALL Bottle Caps!!! ...and New My Minds Eye

Have you heard the latest news?!?!
BOTTLE CAPS are all the rage right now!!! 

Have you seen these amazing Bottle Caps by Maya Road?!?! 
For this weekend only, starting today until Sunday night, 
ALL Bottle Caps are 25% OFF!!! 
 They come in THREE different sizes: 2, 3 and 4 inch round!!! 

The 4inch Bottle Caps are large enough to be made into coasters, picture frames, magnets, calendars, etc... I chose to create a set of ornaments to add to my tree this year :)  

The first two are pictures of my boys... 

The next two, I decided to use some of The Greeting Farm's holiday stamps... 
you can find Holiday Anya in the Claudia and Company store too!!! 

AND!!! For a limited time ONLY!!! 
Maya Road is offering a FREE Holiday printout with every Bottle Cap purchase!!!

The printouts are sized for either the 2, 3 or 4 inches!
Claudia will email them to you once you place your order.

Happy Shopping!!! 
and don't forget to come back here or visit us on Facebook 
and share your bottle cap creations with us too!!! 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday at Claudia and Company!!!

Happy Monday to everyone!!! 

We hope that you all had a wonderful weekend! and that those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving had a beautiful time with family, friends and good food :)


is have a CYBER MONDAY SALE!!! 

Here are the items that have been marked-down:

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thankful for YOU!

 Oh yes, Charlie Brown is big at our house this year!

I had to share one of the many things I am most thankful for this year: Our trip to Disney World! As I mentioned before, God blessed us with the wonderful opportunity to take my parents, who had never been there, and it is the BEST trip we've ever had. One, I will not soon forget.

I made this layout using the My Memories software. I can't tell you how much I love this program! So quick and easy. I just had to share my absolute favorite photo from the trip; we have close to 1000 pictures from three cameras combined, and this one was easy to pick out... I promise not to make the next 50 posts of Disney pics. Heehee.
This is when my parents met the characters for the first time. It was so cute to see their reaction; Mickey even kissed my mom's hand.

Because Margie and I will be busy this weekend with family, we will not be having a Black Friday sale, but stay tuned... we will be having a super duper Cyber Monday sale! See you then.

THANK YOU ALL for your wonderful support and friendships. You are a huge part of what I am thankful for this year.
God Bless!

Hugs and happy eating!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Giveaway Winner

Hi everyone! Happy Friday!

I am a bit late with this post; I apologize for that.
My family and I flew to Florida last Friday and returned Wednesday night. It was a quick and very busy trip. We had lots to celebrate, and what better place to celebrate than at Disney World; the only thing that topped that was being there to witness their Christmas festivities. They were nothing short of spectacular. What were we celebrating, you ask? Well, we celebrated Sammy's birthday, our wedding anniversary, and my mom's birthday. My husband and I gifted my parents the trip to Disney for their own wedding anniversary back in July. We've been saving for months and just couldn't wait!
It was well worth the wait! See, we've visited Disney World before, but my parents hadn't been there. Their excitement and amazement led to many happy tears. This time together was very much needed, and now we have so many great memories.

To announce the winner of the My Memories Suite software, I thought I'd show you another layout I made when I created the others I showed you in the original post. Of course, in honor of a previous trip to Disney World; I have yet to upload all the pictures from my camera. I can't wait to create layouts for this trip. I am thinking a photo book created with the My Memories software is going to be our Christmas gift to my parents this year!

For this layout, I used one of My Memories' photo layouts; just added the photos, a few papers as backgrounds, and embellishments... and just like that, I was done!

Anyway... super fun! This digital scrapbooking software is so great! My Memories offers freebies all the time, discount coupons, and a fun Speed Scrap challenge on Sunday nights; I hope to start participating on those soon.

So on to our winner...

Congratulations Sarabeth! Please contact me so I can email your special My Memories software and store purchase codes.

Have a happy {and crafty} weekend!


Monday, November 14, 2011

New Sampler Packs and a Super Sale!

Good Monday Morning to You!!! 
It's Margie! and I am popping in with a surprise SALE!!! 

Shhh, the boss is away, so the newbie wants to play ;) 

The sale starts NOW, November 14th 
and will end on Wednesday, November 16th.

We have some new 6x6 sampler packs in the store: 

BasicGrey's Picadilly 

BasicGrey's Little Black Dress

And here are some oldies but definitely goodies to play with:

Echo Park's Everybody Loves Christmas 

Cosmo Cricket's Togetherness 

Also, since Claudia is away on vacation, shipping is on hold and will resume on the 17th! 

Please feel free to email me if you have any problems or questions! 

Happy Shopping :)