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.