Sunday, October 31, 2010

Want to Win FREE Scrapbooking for a Year?!

One of our customers will! And a few more will win $100 toward crops and classes... Our Golden Ticket Giveaway is almost here! This upcoming Saturday, 11/6, we'll be giving out specially wrapped treats - some of which will contain Golden Tickets! Read all about it here on our website.

Imagine... All the free crops and classes you can handle - for an entire year! See you Saturday!

A few more new products

I'm finally playing catch-up from some arrivals that missed the blog. We have October Afternoon's new line, Schoolhouse. For those who love the last school line (there were a ton of you), this one's just as good. A little vintage goes a long way!

We are now a Studio AE exclusive store! This is a new program from Technique Tuesday and Ali Edwards. Each month, we'll be carrying a new Studio AE stamp set featuring Ali's designs. The two we have so far are very cool! But they are available in limited quantities, so get yours while they're in!

There's a new machine on the block!

We're so excited about this new machine... We've been waiting paitently for it ever since it was revealed at CHA. The new Spellbinders Grand Calibur is in stock!

The Grand Calibur accepts 8.5"x11"paper without trimming, as well as cuts or embosses up to 8.125" wide. Cut or emboss multiple shapes in a single pass*. It's Compatible with Sizzlets, Cuttlebug and QuicKutz dies as well as Cuttlebug embossing folders and Fiskars texture plates.

Grand Nestabilities are designed for use in the Grand Calibur Machine. Cut, emboss and stencil perfect shapes that mix and match with regular Nestabilities. Grand Nestabilities increase in size from the original sets and maintain the same increments between die templates of 1/2", which becomes a 1/4" border when layering.

Imagine... now a machine that can cut shapes small enough for cards, and large enough for your pages and other projects, cutting and embossing! And from personally trying it at the trade show, we know how well it grips to your work surface so it doesn't slip while you're working. We love it!

Note: As of 11/1/10, these are now out of stock with the manufacturer until December. If you're thinking of getting it, we only have a couple in stock right now.

*In each pass, you can either cut multiple shapes or emboss multiple shapes. Requires rubber mat to emboss.

New Basic Grey Dies from Sizzix!

I'm so excited to see that Sizzix has partnered with other companies like Basic Grey to come up with some amazing new dies. We have a whole series of holiday dies designed by the crew at Basic Grey - all adorable! They come in large and small and large sizes - something for everyone.

Monday, October 25, 2010

More Tim Holtz Dies and Folders are Here!

If I haven't already mentioned it on here, we finally received the winter Tim Holtz Sizzix dies and embossing folders. They are amazing! The embossing folders are in 2-packs, and are only $10.99 - imagine what you could do with these! I noticed they also match some of Tim's new stamps.

A Peek at What's New...

We are still getting tons of new products, like the American Girl Craft line. This is a super-fun line of girls' scrapbooking products including stickers, albums, projects and more!

We also have what I think might be my favorite winter line... the new Merry January collection from We R Memory Keepers! The colors on this are just gorgeous - soft blues and browns. Plus, there is a fun little snowman throughout the collection who reminds me of Frosty from the old movie!

Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet Class offered again...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Make a gorgeous awareness bracelet using Swarovski crystals, Cat's Eye beads, sterling silver components and a ribbon charm. Help raise awareness and learn basic jewelry beading techniques with Denise Socia, a radiation therapist who helps women fight breast cancer on a daily basis.

This class will be offered again on Satuday 10/30 at noon. The $35 fee includes all materials to make the bracelet. Some basic tools are needed, but the store also has some to borrow. Call to reserve your spot!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What's New?

I think I forgot to blog about the new Cricut cartridges! We have Nifty Fifties (so cute!), Birthday Bash, as well as the new Seasonals (Christmas Village, Christmas Cards and Thanksgiving).

We just received the newest from Glitz yesterday, and this is like no Glitz you've seen before! They are vintage, they are cool, they are amazing papers and embellishments we know you'll love!

For those who are into Copics, I hear that One Sheet Wonder is a great paper match for your markers! We are now able to get this cardstock in 25-sheet packs.

We just got some more of our Maya Road order from CHA. There are some cute products in there that were previously backordered. There's a new trimmer in town... Making Memories released their Precision Paper Trimmer (the one I use) in pink! This thing is so cool... all of the power of a self-sharpening, magnetic, full-size cutting board in a cute package!

As always, we've added some new albums to the album wall. Look for some updates in that section this weekend. There are several new publications just in from Somerset... beautiful! We also have the new personal photo printer in stock from Epson, the PictureMate Show (love it).

We just got in a bunch of new papers and embellishments from Jenni Bowlin as well. There is a line extension to her Red & Black line, which is very vintage. There are also a bunch of new embellishments - we all love these!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Stamper's Anonymous Arrived!

It's here, it's here! We're working on that, among the other few new orders, that just arrived today! We have Wendy & Tim's stamps - both cling and wood mount. Woohoo!

Friday, October 15, 2010

New Tim Holtz & More!

We have so many more new products I want to tell you about, but it's late and I forgot to jot down the details. So I'll try to post more tomorrow afternoon, but couldn't wait to tell you about the new Tim Holtz products that arrived today! We have the Seasonal 12x12 Paper Pad, two new Salvage Sticker packs (Seasonal and Lost & Found), new ribbon packs and the new Configurations boxes - so cool and in 4 sizes! Stay tuned tomorrow for more new product listings!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Children Delight...

We finally are able to get stickers for many kids' themes, which we're very excited about! We now have, in addition to many new Disney items, new SpongeBob, Dora, Diego, Wonder Pets, Backyardigans, Toy Story 3, Blues Clues, Nihao Kai-Lan, even new Princess and the Frog!

There are tons of new Disney princess papers to check out next time you're in as well. Enjoy!

Monday, October 11, 2010

New from The Paper Company

They arrived late to the party, but we finally received our order from The Paper Company. The brand name may sound average, but they are churning out gorgeous papers! Check out Grandma's Attic, a beautiful vintage line with papers and fun embellishments. There's also Rustic Garden, perfect for Fall! Gotta love 'em...

Tim Holtz Sizzix, Anyone?

Ok, before you jump the gun, we're still getting them into the computer. We received a ton of Fall dies, including Tim's. There are also some super cute pop-up Halloween dies, but all you may have heard was Tim. :) There's more! So far, it looks like we have tons of embossing folders as well. There are some Winter as well as Fall folders, and at least one of Tim's Winter dies. We're still getting the products in, and should have them all out by late Tuesday or early Wednesday. Those who were on the wish list for them will get a call first, and the rest are up for grabs!

I Need to Tell You...

What's new! I've been meaning to tell you all about this, but just haven't gotten around to it! We have so much more cool stuff that came in last week.

We have new flowers in our Embellishment Bar - many colors, only $0.15 each! There are new stamps in from Pink Persimmon (a new company for us). These little beauties are adorable!

We also have the new Christmas line from Melissa Frances. There are papers, stickers and more, all in Melissa's traditional style.

On the House of Three note, the boxes from Pink Paislee were just that! The new Parisian Anthology line has been flying out the door. I've already placed a reorder for many of the items, so you'll still be able to get yours if you missed the first round. We also have a little Hocus Pocus and Old School from Pink Paislee... nice!

Making Memories' new line, Reverie, has been tempting us since we first saw sneak peeks of it before CHA. It's finally here, and it's gorgeous! The papers in brown, red, black, silver and gold are to die for. There are, of course, tons of amazing embellishments to match, and some snazzy ribbons as well. Be sure to check those out in the Making Memories aisle when you stop in.

Little Yellow Bicycle is cranking the lines out lately. Their newest cooking-themed line, Savor, just came in. There are tons of cute embellishments to go with the papers (I love the color theme), even an affordable kit for you to assemble! While this line hasn't quite made it to the shelves yet, we're working on making room for it. If you don't see it, just ask and we'll point the way. :)

We have some new Cricut cartridges as well, but I want to send a little email to our Cricut Club to let them know. Look for more information tomorrow (or you could just stop in to see for yourself).

Hopefully you'll get a chance to make it to our Crazy Clearance Sale! Tomorrow is the last day of the sale, which currently occupies the ENTIRE crop room! Lots of deals, ladies, lots of deals. :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Wait, there's even more!

I forgot about a few other things (I don't know how)! We have all new holiday and seasonal punches from Martha Stewart and EK Success... borders, shapes, corners, oh my! We also have new adhesive from American Crafts. I know some of you have been asking about This to That adhesive, and we now have it in stock for you to try out.

Plus, for those who have been looking for QuicKutz All-In-One Storage Binders, we finally have them in stock... nice!

New Hambly, LYB and more!

We just received the new Hambly acetate sheets, papers and rub-ons. I don't use these enough personally, but think I might have to after seeing what they had this time. I love the apothecary jar rub-ons! Image what you could do with these... you could 'fill' them with any technique!

We also received a box from Little Yellow Bicycle! It's full of Christmas Delight (the name of the line as well as what it is). Super cute!

Last week, we finally received all of the new Tim Holtz Distress Stickles colors. They match the new ink colors. Ranger also now makes a full line of ink pads and reinkers from Jenni Bowlin! Not only are these little pads adorable, the names are, too, like Chicken Feed and Soap Powder! She has new paint dabbers coming out soon... I can't wait for those!

There are tons of new die cuts and custom papers for schools and sports, including local school Pom Pon papers! Check them out throughout the store next time you're in.

Hot off the press: We just received three boxes from Pink Paislee. Yes, this is supposed to be the new House of 3 items, Parisian Anthology, etc. I'll post again as soon as we've confirmed the contents!