Thursday, October 30, 2008

Freebie Friday or Almost!

Post on anything you like this week & you will be entered into a drawing for a free Inkadinkadoo Stamp! Guidelines ~ Must post by midnight on Halloween, all posts from Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008 through Friday, October 31 count! Winner will be announced on Monday! This will be a weekly challenge! May be changed up a bit now and then so pay attention! The more posts we get the freebies I get to give away so get your friends involved, too. This is a great way for me to get info out to you.

Hope to see you on the blog!

P.S. Check out Donna's blog. We are on there!

Heidi Grace Winter & Cloud 9 Christmas Joy

Here is a card sketch courtesy of Fiskars to get your creative juices flowing for those beautiful Holiday cards you will want to create with all of the beautiful Holiday and Winter paper that we are getting in. Here is just a sample of the new Heidi Grace Winter and Cloud 9 Christmas Joy!

Cloud 9 Christmas Joy

Heidi Grace Winter

New Heidi Grace Christmas

We have the new Heidi Grace Christmas line in stock and on the floor.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy Hour Hump Day!

It's Happy Hour Hump Day All Day Long! and wait until you see the adorable Halloween layout that Cindy designed for you today! Cindy is our Design Team Coordinator check out her blog at

Remember all you need to bring is $5 and you! We supply all the rest!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Making Memories Slice & Accessories Are In!

Making Memories Slice and accessories arrived yesterday! We received all the download cards, tools, different storage items an totes! The Slice themselves barely made it on the floor before they sold! We have another shipment of 4 due to arrive in Nomveber. We will accept pre-orders on the machines to insure that you get yours. We do have plenty of the accessories at this time.

Deck the Halls with the new QuicKutz Holiday Gift Sets

Introducing this winter's QuicKutz Limited Edition Gift Sets!
Jolly, made specifically for the Revolution, will be arriving today and is $89.99. It comes with a 4x8 alphabet, 14 cookie cutter shapes, a magnetic binder to put them all in, 4 stamps with a rocker, 2 gift tags and 2 pockets.

Holly, made for the Silhouette, will arrive next week and is only $49.99. Not only does it come with a CD full of beautiful Christmas images, it also contains a scraper, a hook tool, 2 rolls of vinyl (red and green) and a roll of transfer paper.

If you are a QK Club member, you get 20% off both gift sets!
These are adorabale acrylic stamps and will also be priced at $1 ! (And will be arriving next week.)

The following Cookie Cutter Dies will be offered for only $1 ! (These will be arriving next week.)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Photos from Donna Downey's Amazing Visit!

I have so much more to post about the fantastic weekend we had with Donna and Bill! Here is our photo album. I will be posting the highlights later tonight but Blogger is giving me issues! The classes were so much more than we expected! Donna is warm, generous and incredibly funny! None of us wanted the weekend to end! We are truly inspired by this incredibly talented artist!

"I’m kicking myself for not signing up for more of Donna Downey’s classes. Donna’s dynamic personality and motivating teaching style made the paint.watercolor.doodle class so much fun (and just what I needed after a stressful week at work.) I LOVED that she didn’t force you to do everything “her way” but encouraged all of us Type A’s to move outside our comfort zone…not to mention embracing (or covering) our mistakes. Although she has less than an hour between classes, she spent time taking pictures, signing books and even let me interrupt her lunch to sign my backpack…which I love.

Thanks for hosting this fabulous series of classes,

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New Product!

First off...coming soon...
Woo hoo! Stampers are raving about these incredible markers. They blend, paint and draw. Expected arrival date: beginning of November.

Inkadinkadoo ~ Fall & Halloween Stamps out this week, Christmas & Winter out next week

Colorbox ~ Ink Stacks

EK Success ~ Hannah Montana, High School Musical & new Disney Stickers, Punches and more

Stampington ~ Somerset Life, Home, Art Blog

Making Memories ~ Paints, Tag Maker & Punch

All Product for Donna's Classes now in stock (except Chartreuse which is coming w/Donna)

Hump Day Happy Hour!

It's Hump Day Happy Hour! All Day! Come complete a 12 x 12 layout, pre-designed just for you! This is one is all about fall! All you need to bring is you and $5!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Just 3 more days!

and Donna Downey will be here with her new never seen before exclusive product hot off the press! Two days of her amazing classes, book signings and dinner for two lucky guests...I will be calling you tomorrow! A few spots can still be filled just call the store for info. 540.548.3788

Christmas Magic!

The long anticipated My Little Bicycle's Christmas Magic has arrived! Beautiful diecut papers, glittered & foiled papers and stickers, overlays, brads and more!

Monday, October 20, 2008

A Halloween Mini Book...

Hi! Happy Monday! I thought I'd do a quick post to show off a little mini album I did last week. I am totally getting into the Halloween spirit, talking with my girls about their costumes, shopping for Trick-or-Treat candy, and picking out our Jack-o-Lantern designs! It seems like I never get around to scrapping the pictures from the current Halloween until the year later so this year I decided to make my book first and add the pictures after I get them printed so I can show it off right away. Hee! Finally a step ahead!! Anyways, here it is:


Zoey and Natalie are the Z&N! This page will show off their costumes:

Too Cute to Spook pages:

I love candy, I love you pages:

Trick or Treat pages:

Pumpkins Party pages:

Mini Blackboard album by Cosmo Cricket (so fun to work with!) Patterned paper, stickers, rub-ons, and Chipboard pieces by Heidi Grace Designs- some are from this years Halloween line and some are from last years. Card stock is by Bazzill and the ribbon is a hodgepodge I got at the store. I also used a White Uniball Signo marker to doodle around in some areas.

Anyways, hope you are all having as much fun preparing for Halloween as I am!


Friday, October 17, 2008

American Craft's Teen Line!

We got to meet with American Crafts this week and they debuted their brand new teen line. It is amazing! Funky designs, cool colors and a variety of products are just a few of the things that make this line irresistible. Whether you're a teen or a teen at heart, they've got the whole spectrum covered. 24 double-sided patterned papers focused on all things teen will match your photos perfectly.
Tiara Glitter Thickers and Tiara Accents Glitter Thickers are available in four popular colors (black, pink, gold and aqua). They make the perfect title stickers and accent embellishments.
There are four new books of teen themed MiniMarks rub ons, including one font book, one phrase book, and two different accents books. They will add the perfect finishing touch to every project!

Today only, receive 25% off your American Crafts purchase by mentioning the new teen line. The teen line expects to ship in November.

QuicKutz Cuties

Check out the video from QuicKutz' opening act Wednesday morning! Honestly, we weren't drinking, the video is shaking because we were laughing so hard! The trip has been a blast and I will have some great things to share with you, some will have to wait until the release date(s) but you will be thrilled with what is coming! I also have some great class and make and take ideas that we will be preparing for you in the next couple of months. Anyone up for glass etching???

I want to thank Jen & Janice at Beach Scrapbooks in VA Beach for sharing their photos and the video below! I will have more to post when I have time to catch up.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Here are the QuicKutz Cuties!

Today's Code word!

Get a any QuicKutz idea book today with any $5 purchase, just mention "Quickutz Cuties". Have fun!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Happy Holidays!

BasicGrey Wassail is on the floor and I hear it is gorgeous! I just ask that you leave me some for when I get back! We got the double sided papers and embellishments!
We also got in Cosmo Cricket's Oh Joy! line...all of it! Don't know why it says ships Sept. as it jsut shipped now. We are one of the first in line to get their products. Anyway, it too, is beautiful. Happy shopping!

I know a little secret and you will want some beautiful Holiday papers to go with some really great _____ _____ that will be out Tue., Oct. 28!

New in store this week!

Pink Bind It All!

The V2.0 incorporates enhancements that make punching and binding easier than ever!

It's the only dual action machine that will punch and bind chipboard, acrylic, clipboard wood, canvas artboard and more. The BIA allows endless applications and creativity.
In stock!

Hello from Park City, Utah!

I'm in beautiful Park City with QuicKutz for a Retailer's Event titled "Deck the Hall's" (hmm wonder what they will be unveiling later this month on October 28th!) Now, if you are a Doodle Kutz Klub member we have a special preview party for you on October 27th at 7pm, sign-up is recommended.

If you read this blog, mention "Deck the Halls" and get an extra 10% off your QuicKutz purchase this week now through Friday, October 17th. (That is in addition to any discount's you are entitled to, Members get 20% off everyday). Post on any post I make this week and be entered into a drawing for a Holiday QuicKutz die!
More to come later...have to eat breakfast and get to class...

Friday, October 10, 2008

Halloween Inspiration Courtesy of Cosmo Cricket

By now you have all realized that I am an all at once kind of poster. Nothing for a couple of days than BAM! here it all is! lol Anyway, I am playing catch up getting everything posted and know I have plenty more I should be posting but as I was checking out everyone else's blogs I found some great inspiration over at Cosmo Cricket's bog. (check our sidebar for the link) This candle was made using their rub-ons! Julie's tip "is just to start at one end and go all the way to the other. Don't start in the middle and work out because it's a little tricky to hold the rub-on onto the candle since it has to curve. If you start on one end, you only have to hold down that part until you see the color change letting you know it's adhered to the candle."
Julie will be teaching this box, too. Here are her instructions:
If you'd like to make a Keep Out! Box of your own, here's what to do:
1. Cover lid of box. The top piece is 2" x 4.5". The Sides are 4.5" 1". After you adhere the paper, tie with matching ribbon.
2. Cover body of box. The side pieces measure 5.5" x 1.75". The front and back measure 5.5" x 4.5". For the front of the box, use double-stick adhesive around the perimeter of the paper. Before placing the paper down, run a bead of glue around the window of the box. Then place paper.
3. Use a craft knife to make two perpendicular (+) slits in the window of the box. Then tear and roll paper outward.
4. Cover Grumpy Ol' Bear with matching diecut. Cut paper for belly and hand write "Keep Out".
5. Use a liquid adhesive on the legs of the bear, then with lid removed, place the bear's legs down through the window, using other hand inside box to press it into place.
6. Make up some cute cards using these examples from Debbie Olson and myself, or invent your own. Or, forget the cards and fill with chocolate or other important belongings!

Also from Julie "Now, for a slick trick. Jenni Bowlin sent us this fabulous project using our Haunted Diecuts and matching Blackboard. I think these would be perfect for party favors, stuck in cupcakes. Hmmmmm, did I just mention cupcakes?"
Enjoy your three day weekend!

QuicKutz Tool Special!!!

Just in time for the Holidays! (Think gifts!) Speaking of gifts...The QuicKutz October Release is Tuesday, Oct. 28th, we will be hosting a Pre-Release Event for all QuicKutz Doodle Kutz Klub Members on Monday, Oct. 27! Call the store to reserve your spot! 540.548.3788

Revolutions ~ $59.99 (regularly $99.99)
Silhouettes ~ $229.99 (regularly $369.99)
Squeeze $29.99 (regularly $89.99)
12"Platform ~ $29.99 (regularly $39.99)

Select Borders on Sale this Week!
Comtemporary $14.99 (regularly $24.99)
Dots $14.99
Flowers $14.99
Hearts $14.99
Leafy Vine $14.99
Scallops $14.99
Vine $14.99
Waves $14.99
Flourish $17.99 (regularly $29.99)
Grass ~ $17.99 (regularly $29.99)

October Dies on Special ~ Select Dies on sale. For more details go to
4x4 Grands $129 (regularly $199)
Blossom $$99.99 (regularly $149.99)
Snowday Gift Set $53.99 (regularly $89.99)
Merry & Bright Gift Set $101.99 (regularly $169.99)
QuickStampz $15.99 (regularly $29.99)

Holiday Dies are Limited Edition ~ when they are gone, they are gone. QuicKutz has informed us that the warehouse is already very low on inventory.