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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Tis the season to be jolly....

Fa la la la la.... la la la la......

And jolly we are!  'Ol Saint Nick is proud of us this month... we're giving away FIVE (5) $100 Shopping Sprees!  Between now and December 23rd, every day you drop by you can register to win, and NO PURCHASE is necessary!

Also, be sure to check out our calender this month, we've got several new & exciting events taking place... like FREE delicious coffee tastings and Christmas themed craft classes!  Go to and click on the "What's Happening" page link for details and dates.

Merry Christmas everyone.  May the Spirit of the season touch your hearts and homes.

Santa's Little Helper.... ~Rosa

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Blessed Thanksgivings!

As you know, in three weeks we'll be celebrating Thanksgiving Day with feasts abounding our tables, shared with the ones we love.  It's good to celebrate such an occasion, it allows us the opportunity to count our blessings, create new and cherished memories, and pledge to offer our best in humble recognition of our Creator's generous blessings.  Have a blessed Thanksgiving Y'all.  ~Rosa  

Btw, don't eat too much turkey & tamales , save room for some of that pecan & pumpkin pie (and maybe a small bite for me ~ I LOVE roasted turkey)!

 Lastly, be sure keep your radar on for a VERY special event later this month!  I promise you're going to have a ball participating in this one!  If you've got a curiosity streak as bad as mine, you can find out more about it between now and then by asking mom & dad or, visit our website calender. ;^)


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Happy Fall Ya'll!

Mmmm... I love this time of year!  The cooler mornings, the recent rains, and all the wonderful items Vendors are bringing in to celebrate the arrival of Fall.  Add in the delightful scents of the candles burning and the delicious aromas of the Autumn potpourri, and I'm in kitty heaven!

Oh yeah, you should see all the amazing Halloween items in stock... Oh My... it's all too Spooky Cute!  Here's a little looksy into my Halloween wardrobe... I'll post the rest of it next time!

Until then, Happy Fall Ya'll!


Monday, September 5, 2011

September Is Tailgate Party Time!

I love Fall, and it's just around the corner in a couple of weeks!  And since the first day of Autumn "falls" on the 23rd of September each year, we'll be hosting our Annual Tailgate Party "Sale-ebration" that evening!

Grab a friend and join us from 6:30pm ~ 8:30pm, we'll be serving up your favorite "Fun-To-Eat" tailgate party foods and offering a STORE WIDE SALE on every purchase throughout the evening!

Plus... the "Vase" is back out this month!  Each time you check out, you get to pull a marble out of the vase.  A green marble wins you an Instant 10% Discount, and the blue marble wins you a $25 Gift Certificate!  Now that's "Fun-To-Shop"!  You should hear the "I WON!" shouts every time a customer pulls a winning marble out ~ it's too cute!

Lastly, here's a photo of my little brother at home... "Stinker".  He's not much of a "Cat In The Hat" guy, but he sure knows how to wear a bag!  Silly boy...

Until next time... have a "purrrrfect" day!


Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Woo Whoo!  August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day!  And what better way is there to beat this mid-summer heat than to drop by San Antonio's most "Fun-To-Shop" Craft Mall and enjoy a FREE rich & creamy root beer float while you relax after your adventurous shopping adventure!  We'll be serving 'em up all day long.... so pick up a friend on your way over and enjoy the good times together.

See you on Saturday!  ~Rosa

BTW ~ Thank you San Antonio, for supporting us 7 wonderful years ~ we love you!  We had an absolutely wonderful turnout and a grand time last Saturday, July 30th, during our Anniversary Celebration Party!  Hundreds attended, dozens won lovely door prizes, and twenty lucky winners each won $25 "Fun-To-Shoppping" Spree Gift Certificates!
Happy Anniversary Alamo Craft Company!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Happy 7th Anniversary Alamo Craft Company!

Can you believe it?  It's been seven amazing years since we opened our doors!  My, how time flies when you're having fun!

In honor of this special occasion we're celebrating each day, every day, ALL MONTH LONG!  Now, through July 30th we'll be giving away the most "Fun-To-Shop" INSTANT DAILY DISCOUNTS and $25 GIFT CERTIFICATES to countless instant winners!  Each time you check out you get to pick out a marble from our special Daily Discount Vase ~ pick a Green or Blue marble, and you WIN BIG! 

Plus, between now and the 30th you get to register EVERY DAY for the chance to win any of the TWENTY ~ $25 Gift Certificates we'll be giving away during our 7th Anniversary Funtastic Celebration Party! 

So, join in on the fun this month and celebrate along with us, you'll have a "Fun-To-Shop" BLAST!


PS:  Be sure to view our calender of this month's events & classes, and to find out how to participate in our "Funtastic Anniversary Party" ~ complete with Cake, Refreshments, and the most awesome DOOR PRIZES!  You can check it all out at WHAT'S HAPPENING at Alamo Craft Company!



Dateline:  Saturday, June 25, 2011

Alamo Craft Company's "Cards-4-R-Troops ~ Operation Write Home Card Making Bee" was a HUGE success! Many wonderful people, both customers & vendors alike, dropped by all day Saturday and hand crafted the most beautiful greeting cards that will be sent to our troops overseas for them to use to write home with.  In all, over 250 greeting cards were made!  Thanks to all who participated, we truly appreciate your work and time, it will bless those who we miss and cherish the most!  

To learn more about the Operation Write Home organization, drop by their website at: www.OperationWriteHome.Org 

Friday, June 24, 2011

Summertime Is Rock'in Hot At San Antonio's "Fun-To-Shop" Craft Mall!

Golly gee whiz, what a smoke'n hot summer we've had so far!  Yep, that's true, the weather has been unseasonably hot this month, but the events, classes, and shopping has been something to really write home about!  Everyone has been having a ball here these past 3 weeks, enjoying all the new items coming in and the COOL get-togethers!  This past Saturday, long time customer, vendor, and friend Pat Ausloss held her first crafting class ~ Basket Weaving!  It was amazing watching her work with those simple materials and how easily the crafters picked up the techniques.  Here she is showing them how to begin attaching the final trim...

 Although Joann has never weaved a basket before, she got into the rhythm in no time!

If you haven't taken one of our classes yet, you're missing out BIG TIME!  You'll not only have a load of fun, you'll get to learn something new and make new friends in the process.  Do check out the class schedule each month via our email Newsletter (subscribe via:, or, our website:

Speaking about something to write home about.... we're hosting our first Operation Write Home "Card Making Bee"!  These beautifully hand crafted cards that YOU make are sent to bases overseas for our troops to use to write home with!  This all day event is an open schedule, so you can drop by at your convenience and stay as long as you like, and make as many or few cards as you like.  We are providing all the materials, samples, and guidance, so don't worry about your "skill level", your cards will be beautiful and our troops will love getting them (FREE!) to write home to loved ones (which could be you!).  Do drop by this Saturday, June 25th, we'd love to have you.  And bring someone with you, they'll have a wonderful time too!  For more information about OWH and how they bless our troops while they're away from home, check them out at:

Well, until next time, be richly blessed!


Thursday, June 2, 2011

TOO COOL of a Lemonade Social!

Wow, have we got a full schedule set for this month!  On Saturday the 11th, we're hosting our annual "TOO COOL of a Lemonade Social", where you'll have the best Fun-To-Shop experience in San Antonio!  Drop in to the Yellow Rose patio room while you shop and tickle your tongue on the tastiest & tartiest treats this summer!  Mmmm.... lemon cake, lemon cookies, lemon pie, lemon drops, and all the freshly made iced lemonade to wash it down with!  Do join us, it'll be TOO COOL!  Pssst.... we'll be DOUBLE PUNCHING your Frequent Buyers card that day to boot!

Then, there's shopping to do for Father's Day (we've got some new and truly beautiful handcrafted items in for him), plus a full schedule of classes to check out, and a NEW & exciting event we're organizing and hosting ~ "Operation Write Home ~ Card Making Bee" on the 25th!  During this all day "open schedule" event, you'll be able to drop by at your convenience and hand make greeting cards for our troops overseas, isn't that awesome!  Don't fret about your card making skills, we're providing the teachers, samples, & materials for guidance.  Whether you only make one card, or a dozen, our troops will love using them to use to write home with.  This is a worthy cause, and we would truly love to have you join in, it'll be a blessing to our troops, so please join us!

Well, that's it for now.  See you soon, OK?


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lest We Not Forget...

Have a blessed and safe Memorial Day as you celebrate and honor those who've sacrificed their all to secure our precious Liberty.

~Rosa, Mom & Dad

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Thank God for mothers!  Without them, we would not only NOT be here, we wouldn't be who we are!  Mothers are the most important persons on earth ~ they gave us life, cared for us, fed us, protected us, played with us, taught us, and shaped us in to confident, happy, and productive people!  Thank you mother, I love you!

If I could give my mom a big hug and a kiss this Sunday, I would.  I'd also take her out to lunch after church to the finest Kitty Kafe in town, and ask the matradi to serve her a purrfectly grilled fillet of fresh Atlantic King Salmon, topped with a creamy shrimp sauce!  Mmm....

Then afterwards, we'd relax and spend the afternoon in the cool shade of the garden and revisit times past.  She'd love that.

I hope you'll do the same. 

Well, until next time, be richly blessed!


Monday, April 11, 2011

Now THAT was a Fun-To-Shop Fiesta Sale-ebration!

Wow, did we have a load of fun on Saturday!  Our Fiesta Sale-abration was a huge success, and everybody had a great time shopping & saving on all the new selections for Fiesta, Spring, and Easter.  We had customers come from throughout the city, the far corners of our great state, and even from other countries while they were in town visiting family!  Our customers are simply the best there is, and we love you dearly, "Thank you"!

You should have seen Mom, she looked too cute strutting around in her Fiesta head band with the Minnie Pearl price tag hanging down off of it.  I didn't quite know what to think when I first laid eyes on it Saturday morning ~ what in the world is THAT!  It was so cute and fun to wear that Oliver (Flores) just had to buy it off her head!

Oliver giggling at Mom's Fiesta hair "do"...

And... there were 4 lucky winners of the $25 Gift Certificates too!  Dad had fun calling them this morning to let them know they each had won... 
  1. J.D. Davenport
  2. Beatrice Gonzalez
  3. Jesse Rios Jr.
  4. Yilsa de los Santos
Congratulations y'all, enjoy your "Fun-To-Shop" shopping sprees!

Lastly, looked who dropped by to see me Saturday afternoon.  I'm never too busy (napping) to be loved on by Christa, she's sooooo sweet to me!

Well, until next time ~ be richly blessed!


Thursday, March 31, 2011

Viva La Fiesta ~ It's Time To Celebrate "Fun-To-shop" Style!

I love April!  It's a special month this year filled with celebration.... beginning with two fun filled and colorful weeks of Fiesta, and ending with the worshipful observance of the greatest event of God's expression of Love for mankind ~ Easter!  We hope you get out and enjoy Fiesta this year, and are richly blessed with Easter.

The latest news here at Alamo Craft Company includes our first annual Midnight Madness Crafts & Crops Night event tomorrow night, April 1st.  From 6pm ~ Midnight a whole gang of ladies will be dinning, crafting and cropping the night away in a half dozen + classes!  I hope you are able to join them, they're going to have a blast! 

Also, dad put the Spring garden in last week.  It looks beautiful with all the colors and new flowers.  While I was having my morning go around yesterday a pretty Ruby-Throated hummingbird dropped in next to me and filled up on nectar.  I was so well hidden, it didn't see me!  It was so cute, and so small.  I don't pick on anyone smaller than me, so it was safe. ;^)

Well, until next time, I hope to see you in the store checking out all the wonderful new items and seasonal merchandise that's coming in.  Don't be surprised to find me snoozing after lunch, I love my naps!


Saturday, March 5, 2011

I'm looking over... a four leaf clover!

My goodness, is the year flying by or what!  It's March already, and there's so much going on this month!  Daylight Savings Time, St. Patrick's Day, and the official start of SPRING!  I love spring... the refreshing rains it brings and greens up the garden, the birdies (that dad feeds for me) begin to get all flirty, and all the ladies get to wear their new clothes they bought on sale!  Speaking of which, be sure to drop by and check out all the new accessories and jewelry that's coming in for Spring, Easter, and Fiesta ~ it's beautiful!

If you haven't participated in one of our classes yet, please give mom a call and see if she can place you in one that'll make your heart smile.  Shouldn't be a challenge, given there's six classes this month, each with their own venue and teacher.

BTW, we're having our first annual Midnight Madness Crafts & Crops Night on April 1st, from 6PM ~ Midnight.  And that's no joke!  Here's your chance to craft the night away, with over 6 classes & teachers offering... card making, paper crafts, brag books, tote bags, painting on wood, cookie decorating, decorative canvas wall hangings, and more!  Jane will also be offering a Crop & "Make & Takes" in her Scrapbooking Factory as well!  $10 gets you dinner plus the first class of your choice.  Multiple classes of each venue will be offered throughout the evening, and you're welcome to take as many as you like ~ each at their own individual low cost.  Bring your basic supplies, but most classes will come with a kit.  There will also be several Cricut, die-cut, and sewing machines available, plus irons and ironing boards, etc.  * Seats are limited, and reservations are required.  Drop by the front desk or call mom for details.  509-6007

Lastly, I have one request... When ever you come in to shop and visit with the gang, please deodorize your purses.  There's nothing more frustrating than digging around in one looking for that snack and it's not in there!

XXX's & OOO's  


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Valentine's!

Wow!  Did February make an entrance or what!  Brrrrrrr.........  it's so cold out there, I can't even enjoy the garden in the mornings when dad opens.  My little paws just can't take it!  And those poor little birdies out there that he feeds every morning sure apprecaite the breakfast AND afternoon snack he gives them!  I love watching them bounce around on the sidewalk, each trying to get that sunflower seed before the other one does outside of the window... best show in town. ;^)

Well, it looks like we've got quite the month set out before us.  There's going to be a total of NINE classes, including two new teachers!  I hear that Adriana is going to teach a class on baking cookies.  I sure hope she includes one of my favorites... "Chicken Pralines"... mmmm.

Anyway, to see what classes are taking place, when, the cost, and sign-up info, just check out the calender on our website.  Click this link here >>>------> Our Cool Calender of Events

Also, if you're looking for something really special to get your Valentine, drop by and browse all the wonderful new Valentine's gifts that vendors are bringing in.... they're just too cute!

Pssst.... we're having a  Store Wide Sale  on Valentine's Day!  Do drop by and shop for your sweetheart.  It's "Fun-To-Shop" at its best!  

Until next time.... be richly blessed.  ~Rosa

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy New Year!


From all of us... to all of you... we wish you a most prosperous and healthy New Year!

As we closed out 2010 and began the New Year, Rhonda, Zan & I reflected on all that was both wonderful & challenging about 2010.  With this insight, we have put together a program for 2011 that will include the best of last years events and sale-abrations, and meld them into a new year brimming with new & exciting "Fun-To-Shop" excursions.

We invite you to join us this year for each and every event, for we wouldn't want you to miss out on any of the fun and friend-making times!  

Of course, our doors are always open to you for whenever you want to spend some time browsing through all the new & unique finds our Vendor's provide.  And, naturally, you're welcome to drop by and see me.  I'm great at being petted, and promise to respond with a loving purrrrrrrr.....  ;^)  

Until next time, be richly blessed.