Monday, October 30, 2006

For the love of FRUITCAKE

It's hard to imagine... but if anyone can make the world love fruitcake, it's the folks at Basic Grey! Their new Christmas lines, Fruitcake & Dasher are just so wonderful... I've set aside a variety of Fruitcake papers (which are double sided!) for our upcoming Scrap & Cards Kit-- we've got some fun ingredients that will make it a kit you won't want to miss!

Mom & I spent several hours today making room for the 73 new patterned papers that arrived today... *whew* Of course, part of that process means adding a bunch more papers to our bargain bin... which is on 3 for $1 for one more day! All in all, there's a diverse mix of papers which you should have a fun time checking out!

If you're not ready for Christmas yet (did I mention there's just 55 days until Christmas?) you might enjoy this card I made the other day which celebrates Autumn... all the stamps are Hero Arts (mostly their new Clear Design images) and the papers are Daisy D's. It's a pretty simple design, but I had fun with the large monogram, the pretty ribbons and the great brown flower :)

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Ravishing Ribbons!

Here's a snapshot of some of the ravishing new ribbons we now have in stock! I love the wide polkadot images for a punch of colour on a card or layout (they're a full inch wide!) and the stripes are a nice classic touch! The leafy green ribbon is one I've been wanting for a long time... it comes in white, too, and I can't wait to use it with some prima flowers! We also have a variety of new charms, buckles, bookplates, etc. which are such a nice touch on projects! We've got a good variety of brads back in stock as well (including snowflakes for your winter projects!) and some fun new shaped buttons & eyelets! Hopefully some of this will inspire you to create!
Oooh... one more thing! VIXEN from QuicKutz is on it's way and will be in the store by the end of next week! Quantities are limited, so put your requests in now!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Who doesn't love a good sale...

Don't you love a good sale!? I was enjoying one at a local gift shop the other day and it occurred to me that it was time we had another good sale! So... here's what we came up with! We've got this shelf unit of stamps (this picture doesn't show it all!) on Buy 1 Get 1 Free until the end of the Month! We're also taking our reduced item shelf (and sale magazines) and making it buy 1 get 1 50% off (off the reduced price!) plus our bargain papers are now 3 for $1.00! We hope you'll enjoy the savings while you shop and help us to make room for all the great new products that will be arriving in the coming days!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Quick, Creative Christmas Cards

I had a great group of ladies at the store tonight for my first Christmas card class of the season... and we managed to complete the 4 cards I had planned in 2 hours! Here's a taste of the cards we made! The Snow card uses some QuicKutz dies (by the way... we got in the new PURPLE tool today!) and patterned paper with a touch of blue bling (and distress ink, of course). The other card features a background of Twinkling H20's-- which makes for a beautiful sky behind this scenic Stamp by Stampendous! I also added some fun loopy ribbon which we carry in several colors, it's so pretty layered with another ribbon! Both these cards are easy to create in 'bulk' and don't use alot of expensive supplies.

We'll have 3 or 4 different cards for our next Christmas card class on Nov. 8-- hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Mini Book Mondays

Here's a sneak peek at the upcoming "Mini book Monday" class! This envelope book, in shades of pink & brown, will be taught Oct 16 at 10am and Oct 23 at 7pm. It's an open themed book you can use for many aspects of life!

We've got several other great classes coming up... hopefully they'll give you the kickstart you need to work on Christmas cards & gifts :)

Friday, October 13, 2006

New Clear Designs for Stamping!

We've got a brand new rack of stamps set up in the store... and it's so fun! Hero Arts Clear Designs for stamping is a series of stamp sets with coordinating words & images for each letter of the alphabet. I've picked several sets out that I'm hoping to play with a bit this weekend (or maybe tonight at our THINK PINK Midnight Crop!). There's a great variety of words, images & letters which can be used for monograms on your cards or scrapbook pages. The Hero Arts website has at least one sample for each set up on their website, which is great for some inspiration! We also got in some more Christmas images, stamp sets & some fun Christmas *bling* to add some glitz to your Christmas projects.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Vixen Holiday Gift Set!

QuicKutz had big news at Memory Trends... this adorable Holiday Gift Set, "Vixen" will be available soon and is a perfect item for your Christmas wish list! The gift set includes a classic sized unicase alphabet, reindeer & mistletoe shape dies, rub ons plus a cute peppermint lip gloss & a red change purse, all packaged in a fun elf hat box! Besides this adorable gift set... QuicKutz also had some other BIG news, the new Revolution die cutting tool, which holds their new 4" dies! There's lots of great new shapes & 5 new alphabets that fit in this tool, which also holds standard QuicKutz dies. Very cool! It looks like it's as easy to use as the Squeeze, which is great news!

We've been starting to see fun new releases from a variety of other companies and will update everyone as soon as we start seeing more... a favourite so far, is Basic Grey's new Christmas lines-- I think there are a lot of people who will be loving fruitcake this year! Their other new Christmas line, Dasher, is beautiful also... we're going to have some fun with our ordering for the next little while here :) Well, I've got a class to finish getting ready for... so have fun making up your wish list and have a creative day!

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Dream Big!

I absolutely love our SOTM for October, this gorgeous giraffe by Artful Stamper! I've got a few giraffe stamps and they add some great variety to a stamp collection-- it's nice to have images that can be used for feminine & masculine cards and this one does the trick! We've got a bunch of other new images from Artful Stamper (a Canadian company that is new to our store), especially Christmas images. We also have these fun 1.5" blossoms in a variety of colours in stock as well-- you can get them by the jar or individually. I love playing with new goodies!