Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lawn Fawn Stamps

We've had a few requests for Lawn Fawn stamps, so we've brought them into the store.  The order just arrived today, and I already saw Angela and Katie digging through it to pick out their favorites!  They really are adorable, and they should be on the shelf by tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

We R Loaded Up with Albums

I made a large purchase of albums while we were at CHA, and I'm very excited the order is here.  I ordered one of every 12x12 and 8.5x11 album (and refills) that We R Memory Keepers makes!  That includes post-bound and D-ring.  We plan on setting up an eye-catching display once we get them all in the computer, and it's going to be quite a selection.  We can't wait to share it with you.

Monday, February 27, 2012

They're not just for cards anymore...

Have you noticed all the fabulous little 6"x6" paper packs in the store lately? Nearly every manufacturer is making them. The packs were created for cardmakers, but have you tried them for scrapbooking? They're terrific; they offer such variety - up to 24 different patterns in a pack! That inspired me to start thinking... How many pages could I design from just one of these packs? Well, I easily got four (4!) 12"x12" pages out of one. I even made all the embellishments from the same pack! If you'd like to try your hand at using a 6"x6" paper pack, join me for a class on Wednessday March 28 from 6-9pm. In three hours, we'll create four 12"x12" pages for just $24. And, best of all, you get to choose the paper pack you like best! When you register for the class, select one of the My Mind's Eye 6"x6" paper packs (24 double sided pages). I'll pull the coordinating cardstock and get you started. It's so easy you'll want to keep going (and to help you, I'll give you a bunch of other quick, simple page plans to use for future pages). Hope to see you in class soon!

What's New This Week?!

Well, to start with, the foyer is FULL of boxes just from today alone.  We have yet to get through a few of them, so be patient (although we're having a hard time with that one).  We have new stamps from Hero Arts... so cool!  There are new papers from Canvas Corp (I like the coffee papers).  We also have new papers from Creative Imaginations - think Raggedy Ann & Andy (now that's old school).  We also have a couple new lines from Ruby Rock-It that we love - One is Nostalgia, the other is Vintedge (but England-themed).
Once we get through the boxes (I know much of it is new from We R Memory Keepers) we'll blog again.  Until then...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

It Does Exist!

We've been waiting for Sasparilla from October Afternoon for some time now, and it's finally arrived!  Sasparilla is an adorable western-themed lined from one of our favorite brands.  Give us a little time to get it in the computer, and it should be out by tomorrow!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

American Crafts and More

Did you know American Crafts now owns not only Pebbles, but also Crate Paper and Studio Calico? This crafting giant sent us our first order from CHA. It includes the newest Dear Lizzy line, Neopolitan. We also have Country Picnic by Pebbles. There's also an American Crafts line called Gardenia that arrived with the others, not to mention tons of new Thickers to coordinate with all of them!

We received a shipment from Little Yellow Bicycle, containing two new lines. Paradise is a great mix of colors in papers and embellishments. Saturdays is a collection dedicated to denim - I love it! There are great coordinating colors, and can be used for masculine or feminine layouts.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New From My Mind's Eye

Many of you have asked, "Where's the new My Mind's Eye?" Ladies - it's finaly here! The girls are working tonight on getting it in the computer (these orders always take a while because there are so many cool things that go with it). Talk about gorgeous... My favorite is Follow Your Heart. There's also Miss Caroline and On the Bright Side (great basics). Look for these papers on the shelf this week!

Ranger is IN!

 We just received our first Ranger shipment from CHA! This order has the brand new Tim Holtz Distress Markers! You can buy them as a complete set in a container, choose your own colors open stock, even buy an empty container to store your own selections in! The colors are great, and they have two different tips for versatility. We also have the new Ice Stickles in larger bottles, as well as all of the new Liquid Pearls colors (gorgeous). The new brushes and ink palettes from Tim are in stock, too.
Plus, we received all of the new unmounted stamp sets from Tim Holtz/Stamper's Anonymous, as well as Wendy Vecchi's sets.  This should all be on the shelf by the end of the day.

Where do I Begin?

Let's start with what was put out up to this morning... We have the new exclusive Studio AE by Ali Edwards acrylic stamp set from Technique Tuesday. We also have some cool new ribbons in from May Arts, including more twine! There is a new pet line (very versatile) from Glimpses, and some new birthday-themed glitter papers from Best Creation. Did you know we have the Expression 2 machine in stock?

I can't forget - we have the new This & That line from Echo Park... And we LOVE it! There is a girl and boy collection, and we must have them (that's what Katie, Mary and I said when we saw them all pretty on the shelf). We think you'll like them, too.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Anna Griffin is Back

We may not have carried Anna Griffin products for a while, but she's back, thanks to your requests.  Her new collections, Fleur Rouge and Fifi & Fido are in stock!  While these lines aren't similar, they're both wonderful.  Fleur Rouge is a beautiful, rich floral collection.  Fifi & Fido is a unique twist on the pet theme - in pink & lime.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

What's the i-magicut Ribbon Cutter?

Have you seen the cool new tool from Imaginisce?  The i-magicut is a ribbon cutter and sealer.  Don't you hate when you cut a beautiful ribbon for a project, only to have it unravel at the ends?  This little battery-operated tool accurately cuts and seals ribbons up to 3" wide...  No more fraying!  It's safe, portable and easy to use (I've tried it myself).  It heats up in a few seconds, so it's always ready to use.  You can see more images at  Best of all, they're in stock now!

Authentique is Here

... And we love it!  There are two new collections, Genuine and Celebration.  Genuine is great for teen or boy pages, but could really be used for anything!  Celebrate has a unique color combination that I just love.  We should have it all out on the display today!

New Design Team Meets

We had a Design Team meeting to get to know the new group, and it was a success!  You'll be seeing layouts and projects in the store beginning this month from our new DT members.  Congrats to the new team, and thank you to the past team, who gave us so much inspiration!
(L to R) Angela, LaQuette, Karen, Lanette and Lisa

Saturday, February 4, 2012

2012 Design Team Announced

We're very excited to announce our 2012 Design Team!  Here they are, with pictures of some of their entries for the team.  We look forward to getting to know the new crew, and can't wait to see what they create!

Karen Jones

Lisa Watson

Lanette Erickson
LaQuette Akins

Angela will also be staying on as Design Team Coordinator, so we'll be able to enjoy more of her unique 8.5x11 layouts!  We hope you're as excited as we are, and are looking forward to meeting with the new team soon.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Cricut Cartridges and More

We have a few new Cricut cartridges - project cartridges, a new Imagine cartridge...  Giant Flowers and more!  We also have new themed papers from Best Creations and Paper House!  It's starting to show up by the boxload... Stay tuned!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The New Products are Here!

It's already beginning! We have the newest series from Northridge Media - Signature Series, featuring Teresa Collins. We also have the latest collections from Karen Foster... Tons of themes! The newest release from 3 Bugs in a Rug arrived as well, and we think you'll love the pet line. Moxxie also released several new themes, just in. We anticipate tons of new arrivals over the next week, most of which we ordered at the trade show. Don't be surprised if you see blog posts full of goodies often. But they're best in person... Hope to see you soon!