Friday, February 27, 2009

Bo Bunny is spilling over...

It's taken over an entire endcap, a basket on the floor and then some! The new Bo Bunny lines are adorable (and plentiful). There are a limited number of Bo Bunny kits available. We have a Heart & Home album kit featuring the Abbey Road collection, and the Friends to the End kit, which features Alissa (very girly). I'm trying to post images, but apparently the computer is moving a bit too slow for me tonight. You can find images at

You may find that what we have in one place may not be there the next time you're in (or even the next day for that matter). When it rains, it pours. This week has been no exception. There are so many new products, they only get to sit in the spotlight for a day or two (some not at all), then move to their new home throughout the store. Some of the new Bo Bunny lines are already in their themed sections due to space limitations, so hunt away!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Brown Boxes are Everywhere!!!

Help! I'm buried in boxes! No, really - I want to open them, but there are so many this week! When I got there tonight, I priced the new 7 Gypsies - the rest of their Gypsy Market line. I see this stuff gone before it's all out on the shelves; the ephemera is to die for!

We also have new stamps from Art Declassified, which are rubber cling-mount in amazing designs! These are on the shelf already. We've been waiting for the new lines from Bo Bunny, and they finally arrived! There are three large boxes waiting to be opened. Hopefully the girls will have time to get to them early in the day!

We have a busy weekend planned, between our Friday crop and our much-anticipated Overnight Crop. You all amazed me... I didn't think there would be as much interest as there has been, and the crop has been hovering around 'sold out' for the last few days. I even made some modifications to the small crop room, involving my husband and a hammer, which allowed us to add a couple more tables and chairs comfortably. I know I wouldn't be able to stay up as late as 6am, but I'm curious as to who will (I hope at least Marrisa, since she volunteered to work our 'midnight shift'). Participants can look forward to progressive prizes, late night snacks and plenty of coffee!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A New Company...

Scrap Within Reach is one of the new manufacturers we picked up at the show. They have some really cute papers in a variety of styles! Their new lines, Afternoon Tea and Industrial Park, are so opposite each other, they're amazing!

Pink Paislee, too!

Yes, it also came today... Pink Paislee arrived, and it's also gorgeous! There are four new lines in the Winsome Collection. Here are some images of what you can find... they look even better in person. I especially love the new Fabric Flowers!

Oh my Sassafras!

Sassafras Lass is here!!! This is one of my favorites, and we couldn't help but order almost every single piece of it! These three new lines, Anthem, Vintage Yummy (really) and Bungle Jungle are beyond creative. You'll have to see all the new pieces that can only come from Sassafras.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Baby Safari Lines from Little Yellow Bicycle Arrived

These two lines are absolutely adorable! They're all in the computer, and going out on the shelf. There is both a baby girl and baby boy lines, both in rich pastels with sweet animals. We have the entire lines designed by Sharon Ann, including page kits, which is enough to complete an entire album and keep it interesting.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

New Products from Bazzill

They arrived last week - I'm just catching up after a busy weekend. We have the new releases from Bazzill including new colors and styles of 'Just the Edge' borders, all new 1.75" paper flowers and leaves, even self-adhesive jewels! There are also several new colors of Dotted Swiss cardstock!

There are a few new lines arriving this week, so I'm looking foward to what the next few days bring! Stay tuned...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New Product Update

The new Fiskars border punches are out on the shelf - hooray! As are 2 new lines by Heidi Grace (Love Bug) and Kimberly Poloson (Nature's Flora - beautiful for you gardeners!). I thought I'd post an image of each of these, along with one of the new Crafty Secrets stamps, since it's more fun to see them than read about them!

The last couple days brought with them more goodies (yes, it just keeps on coming). Most of the new Prima release arrived. For those who love bling and swirls, you'll be in heaven. Their paper is also adorable this time - you'll have to check it out to see what I mean. Signs of Spring is just what the Dr. ordered, and the laundry line in felt is adorable! The Mommy and Me papers are also totally adorable (now I need to find a baby to scrapbook). Prima's new $1.99 collage stamps are also too cool - a must-have. They're definitely not just flowers these days!
We also have new Spring mini albums from American Crafts - only $2.99 each! Our Maya Road order arrived today, and will hopefully be out on the shelf tomorrow afternoon.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

More New Products

We have several boxes waiting to be put out, including new adorable 8x8 page kits from Me & My Big Ideas (great for teens). We also have the new Construction, Monkey & more lines from Reminisce! New Heidi Grace, Cloud 9 and new Fiskars punches are waiting patiently to go out, and the new stamps from Crafty Secrets just arrived! There's so much to drool over!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

American Crafts Free Offer

We're offering a FREE goodie box (worth over $10) from American Crafts when you purchase 10 of their papers and two packages of Thickers, but only while supplies last. By the way, have you seen the new Thickers?! They are adorable - there's a puffy script, small and large foam letters, more chipboard - I love them all (really, I took home one of each). There new papers are also adorable; perfect for Spring and beyond.

Happy Valentine's Day

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day! We don't exchange anything on Valentine's Day any more, so my husband thought it was funny when I wrapped up a package of silverware I bought for the house and gave it to him. He said, "but I didn't get you anything". I told him he did - it was the package of Ferrero Rochers I picked up at the store (my favorite)!

On another note, we held our first pajama crop last night, and it was awesome! We had a full house (and a lot of pjs). I decided to give away some prizes for the best pajamas - way to go Elizabeth & Lynn! I'll tell you... if I weren't working, cropping sure would be comfy in jammies!

I finally got the Tattered Angels order in tonight. We're still waiting for all of the awesome new screens and stamps, but we did get a bunch of new colors, including the limited edition colors for Spring '09. The two new SEI lines are out, and they're all shimmery and glossy - very cool. I'm glad tomorrow's Sunday, which means no deliveries. Those can wait until next week while we're still sorting out everything we got this week. We have new Dream Street and Fiskars (including Heidi Grace and Cloud 9) to get unpacked, so look for those early in the week on the shelves!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Early Deliveries Today

It's still early, and we received a bunch of new orders already today! Here's what we got... New storage totes and boxes from Creative Options (new company for us), Moxxie (double-sided scalloped paper and some new themes), SEI - you have got to see this beautiful paper!!! - and Stampington. What's inside some of them is a mystery until we open 'em up, but you can bet we're working as quickly as we can to find out!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Check out Elle's Studio

We added a new company a customer suggested called Elle's Studio. She has cute tags and embellishments, which are out on the shelf. Be sure to check them out next time you're in! Her website is, where you can find product images and more information about the company.

Lots of Boxes today!

As I was leaving the store, I saw the delivery trucks pulling in, and they were loaded with boxes for us! We received the new My Mind's Eye lines, Penny Lane (my favorite), Bella Bella (beautiful) and Bloom & Grow (perfect for Spring/Summer). Because there are so many components to these lines, they may take a bit to get out on the shelf, but we'll work hard to get it done as quickly as possible.
We also received the first two new lines from Basic Grey! How exciting! We have Porcelain and Marrakech. There are papers and embellishments you just have to see. Some of you got to see samples of their new papers at the Preview Party, but now you own them for yourself!

There are new rub-ons as well from My Sentiments Exactly, as well as new books from F&W Publications... who knows what they will be (well, we all will later). See you all soon!

Friday, February 6, 2009

American Crafts and Karen Foster are here!

But I'll admit... we're still working on getting them in the computer. The new Am Crafts lines are absolutely adorable! There's Baby, Backyard (spring & summer brights) and Craft Fair - this one is my favorite - all about crafting, but in true American Crafts style! There are new rubons, bling, and - of course - a ton of Thickers! I kind of went a little nuts on the Thickers because they are some of the best yet!

The new Karen Foster lines are themed (as usual) and cover so many topics I can't name them all here (actually, I can't remember them all, but probably because it's so late at night). I just know you'll find topics you haven't seen before, even for Mechanics! I hope you'll be able to check it all out soon!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

CHA Preview Party was a Success!

I was so happy to see so many of you turn out for our preview party tonight! We gave away a bunch of stuff, got to play with the Slice, new Basic Grey papers and new Tim Holtz stamps, munch away at some delicious dips, and ooh and ahh over the new products coming out. Thank you for telling us about which things were your favorites! Debbie Amrhein won the Creative Options case! Her favorite was the new Wisteria line from Basic Grey.

Thank you to all who showed up and had fun - we'll keep you posted as the new products arrive!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

2009 Design Team Announcement

Well, it was a very difficult decision. If you got your newsletter tonight you already have heard... our new Design Team for 2009 is:

Staci Compher
Kim Galea
Beckie Thompson
Michelle Leaf-Racelis

Congratulations, ladies! I think the new members' styles will all work well to create a variety of layouts as inspiration for all different types of scrapbookers. You may also see some guest DT members showcased throughout the year who applied for the DT (like I mentioned - tough decisions). Everyone who entered worked hard on their submissions, I could tell. Keep an eye out in the store and in our online gallery for layouts and projects from our new team toward the middle to end of February!

Jenni Bowlin Arrived!

We just received the new line from Jenni Bowlin, and it's one of her cutest yet! My favorite are the vintage chipboard buttons (pictured). The girls are working on getting it out on the shelf today for you to enjoy!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Design Team Call Closed

The design team entries are in (there were more applicants than I anticipated - thank you!), and we're making our decisions. I had a chance to go through all of them today, and I'm very excited! We need to think things through a little bit more to get the right combination, and we should have the new members chosen by Wednesday! Keep an eye on the blog and newsletter to see who our new DT will be!

Graphic 45 Arrived Today

... and it's beautiful! If you're into vintage papers, you can't afford to miss these. Ever since we started ordering from this company, the papers have been flying out the door. I don't see these new lines being any exception.