Thursday, October 30, 2008

"Bundles" of savings on QuicKutz products!

We're loving the new Holly & Jolly gift sets by QuicKutz and are super excited that Jolly has arrived and is in stock here at Creative Accents! Holly should be arriving early in December (can't wait!). The theme for the sets is "Deck the Halls" with a focus on inspiration for holiday home decor and gift giving!

Jolly is designed for use with your Revolution tool & the 12" platform.
It includes a fantastic 4x8 alphabet, an assortment (14!) of holiday
cookie cutter shapes (nesting ornaments, phrases, borders, frames &
more) plus 3 exclusive clear stamps, a QuickStampz rocker, a 4x8
magnetic storage book and some bonus gift tags. This gift set is valued
at over $140 and sells for just $99! Jolly is expected to arrive in our
store by the end of this week.

Holly is designed for use with the Silhouette digital cutting tool! It
includes a Silhouette Digital Design CD, rolls of red & green vinyl
(exclusive colours!), 1 roll of silhouette transfer paper, a hook tool
and a scraper tool. This gift set is valued at over $90 and sells for
just $59! Holly should be arriving the first week in December.

We do have samples of both gift sets & projects created with them in the
store NOW- feel free to stop by and see them! Both gift sets are a fantastic value and QK club discounts will not be applied to these items. However, we do have some additional promotional savings available when you package a BUNDLE of QK products! Check out these amazing deals we're able to offer you (prices valid until
Christmas or while quantities last):

Bundle #1 $165 SAVE $101.96
- 12” platform
- Two 4x8 alphabets
- 12” border die
- FREE Revolution tool

Bundle #2 $99 SAVE $129
- Squeeze Tool
- Vixen Gift Set (discontinued) alphabet with shapes

Bundle #3 $299 SAVE $154
- Silhouette Tool
- Holly Gift Set
- $25 Download Card

Bundle #4 $179 SAVE $64.99 ($104.99)
- 12” platform
- Revolution Tool
- Jolly Gift Set

Bundle #5 $79 SAVE $106.94
- Sophisticate alpha (discontinued 2" alphabet- for the Squeeze) & excl. shapes
- Asst. Christmas Shapes
- Polkadot QK Tote

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Snapshots from Utah...

Here's a few snapshots from our retailers retreat with QuicKutz in Utah! I didn't take nearly as many photos as a 'good scrapbooker' should... ;)

Here's mom with Amy, one of the QuicKutz designers who taught a couple of our project classes (watch for this 'Christmas countdown' project coming up in a class here!)

Just a few of the Fab projects on display created with the Jolly gift set (and funky 'offbeat' papers by Basic Grey!).

Mom & I with Mandy, the 2008 "Scrapbooker of the Year"! Mandy taught us a class for these projects by American Crafts, who co-sponsered the event with QuicKutz.

More fab projects, including some etching and vinyl art created with the Holly gift set! Love it!

Here we are with our fabulous QuicKutz sales reps, Chris & Gary! These guys take good care of us and all our QK issues- it was great to meet them!

Cookies for Santa (but I ate them) glass etching project using the Holly gift set! Another class project you'll be seeing here soon...

There was alot of candy hanging around throughout the event... which was not so good for my diet (ie. my self control was lacking) but it's hard to resist a blue tootsie pop, don'tcha think?

... and that's all for now! Hope that gives you a taste of the fun we had with the QK gang in Utah!

QK Holiday Gift Sets!

QuicKutz has posted images of the new Holiday Gift Sets on their website today- check out the link to see what is included and some of the fantastic sample projects made using them! Holly & Jolly are available for pre-order NOW and Jolly will be arriving in the store by the end of this week (Holly should follow the first week of November). Happy browsing!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Familiar faces on the bella blog

Take a little hop over to the Stamping Bella Blog and see if you recognize anyone from Williams Lake in her post about the cruise... I'm super jealous of the batch of girls who went crusing and I can't wait to hear all about it! Maybe next time I can join y'all!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Scrap Pink Class

There's still room to join us for our Scrap Pink "Top 10" mini album class on either Mon. Oct. 27 at 7pm or Saturday, Nov. 1 at 2pm.

You'll create an adorable scalloped chipboard mini book designed by Kelly Goree of Basic Grey, which will feature seven 3x3 photos of people/animals/things you love! (Photos & journaling can be added at home). This class is $39 and includes lots of great Basic Grey product plus a $5 charitable donation.

Please bring a class kit (paper trimmer, scissors, dry adhesive, mini glue dots, 3D dots, brown distress ink, pencil, black fine tip pen) PLUS: a pink chalk ink cats eye. Optional supplies (if you have them): 1/8" hole punch (crop-a-dile), 1 1/4 circle punch, cutting mat & straight edge.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Autumn Inspiration

Purchase a September or October issue of Scrapbook Trends, Cards or Paper Trends magazine and get your choice from a selection of back issues FREE!

Printing Calendars

Someone asked me the other day about a mini calendar featured on a card we have display in the store, so I thought I'd share with you a program I came across a few years ago which allows you to customize and print calendars in whatever size you need. This is a freeware program from Red Castle which is extremely user friendly- enjoy! I'd love to see project created with your mini calendars if you come up with anything inventive ;)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

QK Show & Tell night + a midnight crop!

You're invited to join us on Saturday from 7-8pm for a special Show & Tell from our
'Deck the Halls' event with QuicKutz in Utah & a Sneak Peek of the new
Holiday Gift Sets (arriving soon...hopefully next week!) We'll show you
projects we made, photos we took & let you get a "hands on" look at the
new 'Deck the Halls' gift sets- Holly & Jolly! Of course, there will be
perks for those who attend, like...
- free make & take project using one of the new gift sets
- chance to win $25 worth of QK bucks & 3 free months of QK Club
- opportunity to pre-buy a gift set (QK club members can order at a reduced price- Saturday only!)
- QK Club members will get a coupon for FREE QK product
PLUS you can get one month FREE when you join (or renew) our QuicKutz Club for 6 months (just $50/ $10 a month- must be paid in advance).

Please RSVP to let us know if you will be joining us on Saturday for the
sneak peek or for the 'midnight crop' also happening that evening!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

We're "decking the halls"...

... in UTAH with QuicKutz! Mom & I are off to Utah on Tuesday to take part in a retailers retreat with QK and we can't wait to tell you all about it when we get back! Join us as we 'show & tell' all about it at our Saturday night crop on October 25.

While we're away... the girls will play! Stop by and visit Tanya & Rena this week and enjoy some sweet savings (in addition to the 'think pink' specials ongoing through the month of October!)
- Each day will feature a deal of the day for 25% off
- Spend $25 or more and get a free "nature" chipboard keychain by Maya Road!
- Take an extra 25% off already reduced Clearance products (or 50% off if it isn't marked down)

Upcoming Classes

FOR THE BIRDS- Tuesday, October 21 at 7pm... create these adorable cards!

ANYONE CAN STAMP!- Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 7pm... create THREE Christmas cards using Hero Arts stamps, just $12 per person or 2 for $20. This is a perfect class for beginners or anyone looking for some simple card ideas! Come with your daughter or a girlfriend!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

introducing Heritage Makers

Creative Accents is proud to bring an opportunity for you to create your very own hardcover, stitch bound STORYBOOKS, just in time for the holiday season! Stop by and check out the display in our store and see what sort of products you could create using the digital scrapbooking program available online through Heritage Makers.

We're still playing with it all ourselves to create our own storybook, but we'd love to talk with you about how easy it is to create beautiful books as well as share with you some special sale packages available exclusively through our store! You can also get more info online at Heritage Makers website.

Check out the link below to see what Oprah thinks of the book someone made for her!

Oprah Called, click here to find out why!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Something to Crow About (Oct. SOTM)

Our October Stamp of the Month really is something to crow about... we've had so much fun playing with these great stamps (you get the crow & the saying PLUS papers- 8 half sheets-in your package) from A-muse!