Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Imaginisce ~ Twitterpated

BasicGrey Bittersweet is Here!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tooting Cindy's Horn!

Check out January's issue of Scrapbook Trends! Cindy Liebel has two layouts published featuring her adorable Corinne (pages 57 & 86).

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

January Card Creations Class

I know everyone is busy getting ready for Christmas (how did it sneak up on me so fast!) but I thought I'd post about my class in January! Hopefully by then you'll be rested and ready to craft again!!

We will be making some great cards for Valentine's day! We'll be practicing some great techniques including basic stamping, heat embossing (with flavored embossing powder even!) and working with chipboard. We'll also learn some great ways to add texture to your cards. Here are the samples:

The Group Shot:

My favorite:

Shabby Heart card:

Funky Valentine card- Thanks Sarah for doodle on this!

And, one not too Valentinesy one...

The class will be held on Saturday, January 17th, 2009. Class starts at 1:30pm and costs $16.00. Please bring your basic supplies (adhesive, trimmer, scissors, pencil) with you to class. Call the store at 540-548-3788 to sign up!

Hope to see you there!!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

New Elegant Essential Shapes from QuicKutz!

New Elegant Essential Shapes from QuicKutz!
Get these chic new shapes designed to add style, class and a more sophisticated look to all of your favorite crafts. They're particularly great for wedding projects including invitations, guest books, shower or thank you cards, place settings and of course for scrapbooking the pictures from the entire day! The elegant essential shapes also look chic on birthday cards and signs, princess-themed layouts or any general project that deserves some extra glamour and style!

QuicKutz Club
DieThis month's exclusive shape is six different chess pieces on a 2x2 DoubleKutz die�a perfect adornment to any card or layout!

Jacqueline Mini Complete Alphabet is sleek and classy, designed to flatter all of your pictures and compliment the elegant essential shapes beautifully. Jacqueline also looks great together with other QuicKutz alphabets to create a dynamic multi-word title.

Digital Designs for the Silhouette
Add some sophistication to your projects with these timeless digital designs you can cut out with your Silhouette! Try cutting the frames and flourishes out in vinyl for beautiful wall decorations.

Unfortunately, all of the release (except the Digital Designs) have been held up in Customs. QuicKutz expects to have them in their warehouse this week and will ship them to us as soon as they receive them.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Cards from the swap!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the card swap yesterday! I LOVE the cards I got! To everyone who couldn't make it- you missed out!! Hee!

I hope we can plan another swap soon!


Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Joy!

Maya Rd. Album & chipboard. Pink Paislee Tinseltown & Glitter, rub-ons, ribbon & stamps. Making Memories tags & letter stickers. American Crafts Thickers. Hambly Studio.

I used a glue pad to stamp the tree and apply glitter (Green Apple Pixie Stix)

Blog Contest

I'm going to switch it up a little bit! Since our shipments are slowing down a little with inventory & the Trade Show next month I won't have as much to post about new product. I am going to try to make sure that we have lot's more new and creative ideas to post. So...with that said, send me a scrapping technique and if I post it I will put your name in a drawing for a Pink Paislee Pixie Stick (I absolutely love their glitter!) Name will be announced next week Wednesday.

All About Me! by BasicGrey

Coming in January is a 12 month series by BasicGrey "All About Me"
This year-long class is designed so that when you complete the series, you will round out '09 with an album filled with twelve beautiful, double-page layouts that are all about you! Every month’s subject is different, in a variety of themes ranging from "My Favorite Things" to "This I Believe. These are interesting, fun, sometimes thought-provoking pages, and all of them together provide an honest, humorous look at your authentic self.
More details and the fine print to follow in next week's newsletter.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Lot's of new product in!

October Afternoon ~ Restock of Good Cheer (the first order sold out in 2 days!) backorder of punch outs & journaling cards
Maya Rd. ~ Clear Acrylic Keys, Clock Stamp Set, Cupcake Stamp Set
American Crafts ~ Christmas Ribbon Box
Making Memories ~ Slice Adhesive, Slice Blades
Copic ~ Ciao Pens
CK Media ~ Holiday Home Cards, Gifts
Scrapbooks Etc. ~ Jan 09
Martha Stewart Crafts ~ New Punches & Borders, Gemstones, Glitter, Baby, Glue Pad, Stamps
EK Success ~ Restock on your favorite Punches, Sports, Water Brushes, Rolling Stamps, Glue Pens, Disney
Ranger Industries ~ Restock on your favorite colors of Stickles, Van Dyke Brown Ink, Claudine Helmuth Brushes, Inkassentials White Ink Pen, Pitch Black Ink
Croppin' Companion ~ Restock
American Crafts ~ Teen Line

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

K&Company and Paper Crafts Gourmet

Cut 'N Paste by K&Company

Bright and whimsical flea market ephemera bunny-hops its way onto the iconic papers and kitschy embellishments of this happy new line from K&Company. From babies to butterflies, Cut ‘N Paste gives you all the pieces you need to make your story a colorful collection of cheerful memories.

Brenda Walton's Sweet Talk

Give ‘em something to talk about! Brenda Walton’s Sweet Talk Valentine’s Day collection is a cheerful combination of sassy words and patterns sure to spark your heart’s craft desires. Cute & cheeky, it’s the perfect way to tell that special someone I love you.

Paper Crafts Gourmet

The perfect gift for the holidays and every day! If you love food and paper crafting, we've got the perfect recipe book for you – Paper Crafts Gourmet! In this mouth-watering sequel, we’re bringing you over 50 original recipes from designers you know and love. From the kitchen to the craft table, our busy chefs have whipped up over 110 projects to complement their savory recipes. Projects include: • Clever containers • Gorgeous tags and wraps • Fun food markers • And much more! And with chapters like “Soups & Stews”, “Breads”, “Appetizers”, “Main Dishes”, “Beverages”, “Desserts”, and “Snacks & Tasty Treats”, the variety of recipes is sure to impress even the pickiest of eaters! With stunning photography and comprehensive supply lists and instructions, re-creating projects and recipes is simple and fun. Whether you’re looking for a creative gift for the holidays or simply want to splurge on yourself, this enticing book serves up dozens of impressive ideas.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Black Friday Specials!

Early Bird Special ~ 8am-10am
Unbelievable Savings available only from 8am until 10am(be sure to get your ticket when you enter the door to ensure your early bird pricing!)

Our Price: $150.00
List Price: $369.99

QuicKutz Silhouette Digital Design Portfolios 50% off list price
QuicKutz Grand Alphabets 50% off list price
Cookie Cutter Fonts 50% off list Price
Here is a taste of some other special deals that last all day Friday only! The rest are posted in the newsletter and in the store!
Fiskars Rock Paper Trimmer
Our Price: $ 59.99List Price: $ 110.00
Clip It Up Ribbon Organizer
Our Price: $ 34.99List Price: $ 59.99
Receive a a free Kaiser Craft Idea Book and Maya Rd. Idea Card with every Purchase
Spend $50 or more and receive a Bazzill Discontinued Cardstock Pack Free! (retail value $10)
Spend $100 or more and choose Snowday, Merry & Bright or Sophisticate for $25! That's a huge savings!
Spend $200 or more and receive a Purple Cow Digital Photo Trimmer or Laminator-Trimmer Kit for free (retail value $19.95-$24.95)
After discounts and while supplies last. No rainchecks.
Special QuicKutz Sale Black Friday & Weekend Only!
4x4 single kutz dies $6.99 (reg. $12.99)*
4x4 double kutz dies $10.99 (reg. 16.99)*
2x2 dies $3.99 (reg. $6.99)*
2x2 doublekutz dies $6.99 (reg. $12.99)*
2x2 Fonts 40% off
Excludes Woodland and September Holiday Release. Applies to in stock product only.
Tinkering Ink 40% off (excluding Peek-A-Boo Books, Yuletide, Beau Jardin, Retro Metro, Provincial Fare)
Daisy D's 40% off
Luxe 40% off
American Crafts Play & Ala Carte 40% off
Martha Stewart Crafts Wrapping Paper & Gift Cards 40% off
Cloud 9 Rain Dots 40% off
Cloud 9 & Heidi Grace Stickers 30% off
Bound Paper Pads 30% off
Take an additional 50% off clearance
Sale ends Sunday

Friday, November 21, 2008

New Fancy Pants!

They are already flying out the door. Speaking of which, we completely sold through October Afternoon's Good Cheer. I usually do not reorder the trendy or holiday lines, since we always need to keep making room for more new lines, but since we sold out in two days I did place a reorder for the papers in Good Cheer. October Afternoon said they would be here after Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Claudine Helmuth Studio Paints

I've been blog surfing again and I found Claudine Helmuth's blog and this really great video about beginning color mixing techniques with her beautiful Studio Paints. We have them all in stock as of this moment. Can't promise how long that will last now that you will see how cool her paints and gel mediums are! We have a few sticky back canvases and brushes in stock, too. Just imagine all the beautiful holiday projects we can create! For more info. here is a link to Claudine's blog

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

CSI Crop

Very hard at work...

The desserts were excellent!

Having too much fun!

Designed by our new Design Team Member Natasha and soon to be in a store near you! hehe

Natasha hard at work!

Hmm, think Starbucks will give us a discount?

Sassafras Lass & Blog Winner!

Sassafras Lass "Life at the Pole" is here and on the floor! It is adorable!
Also in is Anna Griffin's Christmas Collection, very pretty and traditional. The re-order of Revolutions and Platforms arrived today, too! Yay! Lot's of new ink will be out tomorrow...
Life has been crazy the last couple of days and I didn't post the blog winner yesterday so I'm playing catch up! Monday's winner of MSC's Punch is Tammi! This week's prize is a butterfly Kaiser Craft book so make sure you posting while you are cruzing the blog.
I still need to post from Saturday's CSI event! It was a blast!!! The crop was completely full and then some! We had friends in from South of Richmond, Charlottesville and Alexandria!
Pictures are coming...
What a great Gift!
This Holiday Explosion box is so fun to create and even more fun to give or diplay.

Recap all of 2008 with space for 15 photos and it's all protected by an acrylic outer box!
Weds. Dec. 3rd 2008
6-8:00 pm
class fee: $18.00
Bring your class kit, pop dots and a white gel pen (if you have one)
See you then!

NEW CLASS - Countdown to Christmas Calendar

Join me Saturday afternoon November 29th and create this darling

Countdown to Christmas Calendar

just in time for Christmas.

Time: 1-2:30pm Class fee $28.00

Please bring your class kit including a strong glue stick, pop dots, foam based (to get into all the corners) brown distressing ink (the cats eyes are perfect) and a 5/8" circle punch if you happen to have one.

Sign up now because we only have enough for 10
See you then!

New Woodland Creature Shapes from QuicKutz!

Introducing a gang of woodland creatures from Quickutz. They've made it over the hedge and now they're available on 2x2, 4x4 and border dies. These little critters are perfect for embellishing projects featuring camping, picnics and hiking, and a re cute enough to decorate any generic card or layout you're working on. Try using the tree border die as both a tree and a branch by turning it on its side to create the perfect perch or home for these animals. Collect them all and create your very own fairytale forest!

Compliment these shapes with the perfect title! There's not better way to tell your story than with the 4x8 All-on-One Storybook Alphabet. It's sure to look enchanting from your "Once upon a time" all the way to your "Happily ever after".

This month's exclusive die is a butterfly on a 2x2 die-a perfect adornment to any card or layout! (not shown).

Digital Designs for the Silhouette

Expand your fairytale magic with digital designs you can cut out with your Silhouette! Create an entire enchanted forest complete with trees, animals, a cottage and the perfect title to begin any good story.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Lot's of new product in...

Scenic Route's Holiday Line
Cosmo Cricket's Chemistry

Four new Clear Acrylic Albums from Bo-Bunny