Thursday, January 31, 2013

Big Leap of Faith

A couple months ago, it was placed on my heart to open my own scrap store.  I have thought about, prayed about and determined it was totally crazy- since I have no experience with running a store at all.
I finally stopped debating with God and decided to jump in!

My best friend, Heather, helped me figure out a name.  We brainstormed for hours.  I had the phrase ". . . because life does not wait" - it's a motto that I love.  She came up with Scrappy Diem and I refined the spelling to Scrappe Diem! :)  We make a great team.

Then yesterday, it was announced that Divine Digitals is closing. :( I am very saddened by this news. I love what Royanna inspired through her "challenges" and passion for her faith. But it was that moment I realized why God placed it on my heart to open a store; He wants me to fill that gap! I got goosebumps! Now I have a new sense of urgency to get the store open because DD closes doors the end of February!

I am currently setting up the site by myself.  I have been elbow deep in web code for a couple weeks now.  But I have the forum almost completely finished!  whoo hoo!  And I will be moving on to the store front and gallery next. 

Here's where I could use some help.  To get the store ready for designers to join, I need some special codes to make the site run correctly.  Unfortunately, I am unable to fund this by myself (I am a SAHM).  I am asking for donations.  I do not want to do this blindly, though.  I want to thank those who help make this possible!  I don't want to take advantage of anyone!  So, I have come up with an offer. 

Anyone who donates $15+ will get a 6 month membership to a Priority Club.
Anyone who donates $25+ will get a year membership to a Priority Club.
And anyone who donates $40+ will get a lifetime membership to a Priority Club!

What is a Priority Club?  Glad you asked. . .
I will be honest, it will be slow going at first.  And I will offset the 6 month and year to accommodate for that. . . but it will be a chance to get an exclusive FREE gift each month. 
It will either be a grab bag, kit, or add on - that will be determined after I talk with the designers I am blessed to have at the store :)
The name is also being considered.  But for now, it's being referred to as a Priority Club.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

I have a goal of $300 - that will be enough to get the codes I need for the store!  And I know many hands make light work. . . and I am trusting God in this venture. :)

Also, if you have any experience with zen cart or setting up a store, or even know css/php coding, I would appreciate any help I can get! :)  Thanks again!



  1. Sairi,
    This Patricia Graham you can find me on facebook. My husband said he will try to help with php programming. I will see what I can do financially. This month I just spent $$ to get ready for my weekend away with my sister to scrapbook. (1 st time in 3-4 years that I'm getting away. Just me and my sis no kids).

  2. Please send a message with the specs of what you need programmed. It more than likely won't happen this weekend as my husband Randy is on Super Dad duty this weekend but should be able to start helping by next week if you have clear direction for him.

    1. oh my gosh! Thank you!!
      I'll message you on facebook :)

  3. I'm totally computer code illiterate, but just wanted to comment and lend support in the way of a "Good Luck" to you on your huge endeavor.

  4. Just wanted to drop a note and wish you the best! You can be assured that if God has placed it in your heart to do this, He will supply everything you need. =)

  5. Well, bless you for giving this a go! I'll be watching for a designer call!