Thursday, September 29, 2011

Petticoat Parlour

Love laser cuts and the detail that they add to your scrapbook pages? Then you're going to adore Petticoat Parlous products! We just added an impressive line up of Petticoat's laser cuts to our shelves! We have state names, your favorite sports team names (Go Red Sox!), school names, oodles of theme park titles, this beautiful tree, and more! Stop by this weekend and check out the selection!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Stamping Palooza

Don't Miss the Stamping Palooza Event

Just a few more days until Stamping Palooza...have you signed up yet? If not, what are you waiting for??!! This festive evening will be filled with...

Make 'n Take Projects
Store Sales
Discounts on stamps from many manufacturers...and more!

Our event will take place on this Friday, September 30 from 6-8:00 pm. Space is still available so contact the store today to sign up!!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

What's New

New Tim Holtz Dies!

Sizzix Movers and Shapers are creativity in motion! With these movable magnetic dies, now you can create a card or envelope with a window anywhere you want for a truly customized shape-cutting experience. This Movers and Shapers window die showcases the bold and edgy style of Tim Holtz.

This die-cut shape is cutest when paired with Movers and Shapers Magnetic Die Sets - Mini Scary Jack-o-Lantern or Mini Silly Jack-o-Lantern.

Darling, sparkly embellishments from Kaiser Craft! Love 'em! Each package includes 16 jewels in two sizes that measure 8mm and 15mm. Textured Impressions Embossing Folders from Sizzix offer the deepest and boldest embossing experience. You can turn ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This set of Embossing Folders contains two large A2 folders, measuring 5 3/4" x 4 1/2" x 1/8" and includes these two folder designs: Ornate Swirls and Winter Words.

Brand new Dew Drops from The Robin's Nest and Dew Drop glue, which is a must have! Dew Drops retail for $1.49 and the glue dots are $1.99.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Board Books

Have you ever tried our board books? Board books are hard covered, fully-bound blank books that contain 12 blank pages. All books are constructed with quality white paper and are suitable for crayons, watercolor markers, colored pencils and other writing and coloring materials and....designer paper!

Check out this darling sea-inspired book that Donna-Marie created using a 8x8 board book, cardstock, designer paper from Websters Pages, ribbon, journaling cards from October Afternoon, buttons from Tim Holtz, and glitter letters from Pink Paislee!

These boards are so easy to create and customize! You only need to glue paper to the bare pages and add your photos and embellishments! We have lots of sizes in stock so come on in and get your own book and supplies! (This is a great project for kids too!!)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Stamping Palooza

We're super excited about our Fall Stamping Palooza event and we'd be honored to have you join us on Friday, September 30th for our event! This is an amazing opportunity for you to help us select new stamps for the store, while enjoying big savings and a night out with friends!
We have a fabulous stamping evening planned for you!

Check it out…

The party: Friday, September 30, 2011
Party time - 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Event details: Catalog shopping, make ‘n take projects, snacks, store sales, & raffles

We’ll have the catalogs from the following companies available in the store for viewing and ordering:

Just Rite Stamps -
Outlines -
Hero Arts -
Sweet ‘n Sassy –
Stampendous -
My Favorite Things –
Paper Smooches –

Did we miss anyone? If you have a favorite stamp company that we haven’t listed, let us know and we’ll bring their catalog in as well! And feel free to check out these companies online, bring in your order, and we’ll get the stamps ordered for you asap!

The most exciting news? The more you order, the more you save!

Spend up to $20 – Save 15%
Spend up to $35 - Save 20%
Spend up to and over $50 - Save 25%

RSVP for the event is a must so please let us know if you'll be attending no later than close of business on Wednesday, September 28.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Design Team Highlights

Two more darling scrapbook pages from design team member Anne Hall! Who says that stunning scrapbook pages have to have a million layers? Aren't these darling?! I love the addition of the plain cardstock that coordinates with the star-themed designer paper from Kaiser Craft. And I love how Anne cut out the stars from decorative paper and used them as embellishments to frame her photo and showcase the sweet title.

Come on down to the store this week to check out these pages in person and grab some paper!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

What's New!

Brand new Picture Keeper Pro! Now it's a snap to save up to 250,000* pictures! And because there's no software to install, it's that much easier. Just insert the USB cable for the Picture Keeper Pro drive into any USB port on your PC, click "Start Backup" and Picture Keeper automatically finds and saves all your pictures. That’s it!

We're offering a pre-order special of 30% off of the retail price of $189.99! Pre-order now and pay only $132.99!!

Seriously cute paper from Cosmo Cricket! Love it, adore it, need to have all of it!! (Matching stickers too!!)
Loving the new release from QuicKutz (Lifestyle Crafts) that includes a darling Mayflower boat, turkey leg, menu and placesetting, pilgram hat, turkey, and more dies!! Come check 'em out!

Beautiful vintage Christmas paper from KaiserCraft...The December 25th Collection. Matching sparklers, sticker sheets, die cuts, and stamps included!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

One More Spot!

I have one more spot available in tomorrow night's Die-Namics card class! Cost for the class is $27.00 and includes all the supplies needed to make four cards. This class also includes a pizza dinner! Contact the store no later than noon tomorrow (9/9) to register!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tag Box - Take Two

I know I should stop gushing but really...I can hardly stand how creative this girl is! It's another stunning piece by Donna-Marie! She created this beauty with the wooden box and tags from Kaiser Kraft and paper from Graphic 45.

I finally broke down and purchased the box and tags because...well...I need to try my hand at this type of project! The tags are stock full of beautiful vintage images from the paper and loads of metal objects (Tim Holtz) and flowers. An amazing project...stop by and check it out in person at the store! You can see more photos on Donna-Marie's blog.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Distress Stains

Have you tried Distress Stains yet? Want to know more about them? Distress Stains are fluid water-based dyes for papers and other porous surfaces.

You can use Distress Stains for:
Quick and easy ink coverage for backgrounds and larger areas
Mist with water to lighten color and create mottled effects
Apply layers of stain to achieve more saturated color

Distress Stains are available in all of the Distress Ink colors and we have a hefty supply of these fabulous stains in stock!

Want to see the stains in action? Check out Tim's informative video! This is a great video, well worth the watching time as Tim showcases the wonderful qualities and versatility of the 'em!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

What's New!

Designer Paper and Sticker Sheets from Best Creation

This may be my favorite cooking line ever! An amazing design, stunning colors, and the best sticker sheets ever! You won't be able to get enough of this paper...stop in and get yours before it's gone!

Ribbon from American Crafts

New ribbon in stock, including darling a white pom pom, pink and kraft lace designs! These are sold by the dandy!

Fall Harvest Designer Paper from Reminisce

I feels far too soon to be thinking about Thanksgiving but it's not too soon to grab some great papers so that you're prepared for scrapbooking those precious family photos the day after Thanksgiving. I mean we all need something to occupy our time while we digest all that turkey, right? :-)

Omni-Stick Adhesive-2.8 Ounce

Use Omni-Stick on ceramics concrete cork felt fiberglass glass leather metal most plastics most rubbers paper porcelain textiles and wood. It dries fast and clear and is washable and dishwasher safe...and I'm thinking that this would be an amazing glue to hold all those little nick-nacks in the Tim Holtz Configurations!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Class Reminder

Next Friday is out Die-namics card class...don't miss out on this class on using custom shaped dies (like the clouds and banner on my class sample...don't you love those clouds!!)

This class will be held on Friday, September 9 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Cost is $27.00 and includes all the supplied needed to make four cards and a pizza dinner! Call or email the store to register!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Design Team Projects

Ready for some more design team projects? Today I'm sharing two pages from our DT member, Tara. Tara's first page, shown above, was created using sweet little boy-themed paper from Carolees. The best part of this page, besides that silly photo of Tara's son, that amazing clown! Tara hand drew the entire clown and use orange twill ribbon to create the clowns hair and the designer paper to create the clothing embellishments...Truly Amazing!! You need to stop in and see this great page in person!
Our next project was created using shell paper from Karen Foster (one of my favorite beach papers in the store!) Tara created a sandy beach by disressing a piece of cardstock and then added the Hampton Beach title. Instead of using the shell designer paper as a background design, Tara opted to cut out the shell and scatter them along her paper beach. Lovely! I also really like how she used ribbon to frame her photo...what a great use of this product!

All products used on Tara's project can be found at the store!