Monday, April 30, 2007

May SOTM

Some of you might recognize our May SOTM from a post about a month ago, back when I fell in love with these new images by Hero Arts! Our SOTM is a fab little set of 6 polymer bird stamps with sentiments (each is approx 1x2"), which we've been having fun with as we've prepared our samples for you! In addition to cardstock and brown ink (Artprint brown Memories & Sepia Versafine), we've used fun new patterned paper by Scenic Route, which we thought was a perfect complement for these images! Enjoy!

If you're one of our mail order SOTM customers-- we'd be happy to put together a package for you with some of the papers & ribbons we used on these cards! This stamp set won't take up much room in your expresspost envelope :)

Fiesta prep

We are full-on in "Fiesta prep" mode here at Creative Accents... our back table goes from clean to covered in less than 60 seconds (roughly. heehee!) as we pack goodie bags, finish up project samples, cut paper & bag embellishments for class kits! This photo is a sneak peek at the mini book class project Rena designed (and the bags of class kits underneath it!) for the day! Our remaining tickets are selling quickly, so if you are wanting to come and haven't bought yours yet, you'll want to do so quickly! Excitement is building... it's gonna be fabulous! Tickets are just $50 (which includes a donation to the Relay for Life). Click on the label button at the bottom of this message for more details!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

April Showers- Storewide Savings!

Since we're experiencing typical "April Showers" right now, we thought
we'd celebrate the coming of spring with a storewide sale at Creative
Accents! Stop by before the end of April to enjoy savings on EVERYTHING
in the store of at least 15% off! Everything in the store is on sale--
including QuicKutz tools & alphabets (yes, even the Silhouette Digital
Cutter!) and brand new products from Heidi Swapp, Crate Paper, My Mind's
Eye, Making Memories & 7 gypsies.

Stop by soon and see what's new for spring while you enjoy this special
storewide sale! {Watch for details next week on our "May Flowers" sale}

Monday, April 23, 2007

"Sophisticate" creations

It's been a while since I've updated, sorry! There are new products on the shelves (and on their way to the shelves...), tickets are now avaiable for our Scrapbook & Cards FIESTA (while supplies last-- there is limited space available!) and we've been busy planning classes, food, projects & fun activities for the day!
More on all that later... today I just wanted to share a couple projects I've made recently with the new QuicKutz Sophisticate alphabet and the layout of my new kitten {isn't he cute?} uses an awesome vine cut with my Silhouette! Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Scrapbook & Cards Fiesta- Register Today!

Join us for 12 hours of scrapbooking or card making on Saturday, May 5 (National Scrapbooking Day & Cinco de Mayo)!

Cost: Just $50 includes $5 donated to Relay for Life
Location: Across the street from the store (beside Krazy Joe's Grill)
Our Fiesta Includes:
- Goodie bags (with class supplies & more) for everyone
- Three classes & 3 Make n Take projects
- Yummy food & drinks - Taco Salad bar for lunch
- Lots of door prizes and a HUGE Grand Prize worth over $300
- Exclusive Store Specials for participants
- Opportunity to support the Relay for Life at our Silent Auction
- Lots of space to work on your projects (2 people per table)
- Take a whack at our paper-crafting Pinata!
- Try to Win our 50/50 Draw (Relay for Life/ Store gift certificate)
- Participate in our Layout & Card Contest
- Enjoy a surprise evening snack

Bonus Tickets for the Grand Prize can be earned by:
- bringing an appetizer to share (2 tickets)
- entering a layout or card in our contest (1 ticket, or 2 if you bring in your item by May3) Two categories: Quick and Simple, or Embellished and Enhanced
- bringing an item for the silent auction (1 ticket)
- 1 ticket for every $10 (before taxes) spent at the store May 5

Space is Limited, Reserve your spot soon!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Creative Rearranging...

We've kept busy at the store this past week doing some creative rearranging... the trick will be to see if we remember where we've put certain items! LOTS of new papers are on the shelves, and our clearance section gets more goodies on it every day! I'll post some photos of the new stuff early next week!

Details are coming together for our Scrapbook & Cards Fiesta- we'll have a flier you can take home about it ready next week! Spaces are filling up already though, it's going to be a fun day! I mean, when was the last time you took a whack at a pinata that had paper-crafting goodies in it? We hope you'll join us for this celebration!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Imagination Project

Just wanted to share these fun new papers we got in from Imagination Project: As You Wish & Playlist- aren't they great? As you wish has a very classic feel to it (ooh, it'll look just lovely with the new Sophisticate alpha from QK!) and Playlist is gonna be fab for teens (and people like me who got an iPod for Christmas!) There's fun coasterboard embellishments to match both of them AND they've got a new iPoints program on all their products-- you clip the little 'points' barcode and save em up to get free stuff! Details will be posted on their website soon, but it's nice to have a fun promo like that from a scrapbooking company, eh?

April SOTM- Stamping Bella


Meet FlowahBella- our new Stamp of the Month for April! We're sorry about the delay getting it out this month (we were waiting on the shipment of acrylic blocks to go with her), but I assure you, she's worth the wait! She's alot of fun to color & perfect for spring :) You'll notice on the bottom right of our sample board is the card Cindy entered (and won 3rd place) in our Stamping Bella card contest! Isn't it lovely? The rest were created by me (Tara) but I'm still playing and used her on several Easter projects! (You may also notice the title on the sample board... I created it using the alpha from the new "Sophisticate" QuicKutz gift set! So fun!)

Friday, April 06, 2007

{May 5} Scrapbook & Cards Fiesta!


Plans are coming together for our National Scrapbooking Day (which happens to fall on Cinco de Mayo this year) "Scrapbook & Cards Fiesta"!

This will be an all day event on Saturday, May 5 from 10am-10pm. We'll celebrate 'fiesta' style with a taco salad buffet for lunch, hourly door prizes, classes and make & take projects, goodie bags for everyone and a chance to win a huge grand prize worth over $300! {We'll also be raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life! More details on how you can help later!}

Space is limited (participants will be 2 per table, so you'll get lots of room to create!), so please reserve your space with us soon! Location & cost will be announced soon (we're expecting it to cost between $35-$50 per person).

{Aren't these cards using stamps from the new Cinco de Mayo release by A Muse adorable? We're planning to have them in stock in time for our Fiesta!}

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Happy Easter {meet our new SOTM}


Happy Easter to all of you- I hope it is a restful weekend that leaves you feeling blessed! Next time you're in, come meet Bella- she's our new Stamp of the Month for April! I'm still working on a sample board (for now she's just on our Easter sign!), and we are waiting on the acryllic blocks to arrive which are included in your SOTM purchase price this month! She's adorable though, & I'm convinced she comes bringing SPRING!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Pretty!

OOooh... our new display rack from My Mind's Eye arrived today and filled up with papers & embellishments it's just so pretty! We've got 30 new papers from their Tres Jolie & Signature Life lines, and they're really just... lovely! Here's a layout & card by Helki using products from the Signature Life collection and a card I put together with some Tres Jolie papers and the new embossed chipboard they released with this line! Wow, it's so cool.. texture on your chipboard that pops when you ink it up like I did on this card! (stamp by Hero Arts) There is embossed chipboard in a set of assorted tags & shapes and two different monogram sets. It's all just fabulous! I look forward to exploring the possibilites! Come check out out new display & all the coordinating die cuts (titles, tags, quotes, frames & more!).

I wanted to share another layout from the QK design team (a new release means LOTS of great new ideas in their project gallery!) I loved the use of the alphabet & flourish (and alphabet) stamps (all of which is included!) from the Spring Gift set on this Easter layout celebrating chocolate!

April QuicKutz


Wow, I've been dying to share with y'all the new Spring release from QuicKutz and today I finally can! Visit their websiteand see the beautiful new Sophisticate spring gift set-- it really is a lovely set with a new font and (I'm so excited!) clear stamps! I'll post more later, but would love to hear what you think... it'll be in the store next week!

If you pre-order & pay before it arrives, you can save some money! {This set will sell for $149 regularly- get it for $139 if you order this week!}

Monday, April 02, 2007

New Hero Arts!


Well it's about time... the Hero Arts website has been down for quite a while now, and I noticed today that it is BACK! There's some great new stamps (adorable birds- looks like we'll be placing another order soon! I'm just in love with the clear set featured on this card!) and lots of samples, as well as old favorites like old contest winners in the community center (am I dwelling in the past to say I still like to see my winning entries? 2004 "Lots of Dots" & "Love & Hearts" were good ones for me!) Visit their website today and let me know what you think, and if you'd like to order anything, of course! You can also download the new spring catty if you like!

April Page Maps


With a new month, comes another selection of great new Page Maps from Becky! This month their are two new PDF downloads- one is 12x12 and another is 8.5x11 landscape maps. You can link to both of them from their homepage (both are marked "NEW"). There's always some fabulous ideas to be found here! As always, there's lots of great samples to get you going on how you can use these sketches in your scrapping! Enjoy!