Thursday, December 13, 2007
I don't even want to THINK about St.Valentines day..... well, this stuff is pretty cute! Amazing how much in advance we retailers must think, the Valentines stuff is arriving already! Ok, so you're in the Christmas Spirit (so am I) but this stuff is so cute. I mean, really cute, I love it. Put it on your wishlist & you'll be ahead of the game.
Monday, December 3, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
I think this is the best issue ever. I really do. I loved the cover (great layout) and the inside just got better. It's also nice to see layouts from some of the scrapbookers I see in our store (Check out Lynn Thune's layout on page 71, beautiful). How nice to see that a local magazine is kicking some butt. If you only buy one magazine a month (there are so many to choose from) give this one a try.
Bonus: Supporting a Canadian company will only make our dollar stronger!
(It was nice to see the cover price as: $11.99 CDN/US).
...from s.e.i. is the Holly Lane collection. Beautiful foiled papers, velvet papers, die-cuts, stickers, ribbons, buttons (yay!) and embellishments are now available in-store.
If you haven't done your Christmas cards, the deadline is looming (December 1st, but it's pretty much an "unwritten rule".) We still have one more card class available (Nov.28th) or come and get creative with this new Christmas line.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
When I found out I was pregnant I started to keep a journal. The reason for this page is because I LOVE re-reading the first couple entries. This one is my favorite. It is ALL over the place. And I start off by saying how much more focused I am! Love it. Sometimes I forget that I can do pages like this and use pictures that I have laying around. Brian took these pictures of me that week. ( He's getting pretty good eh?). I was surprised when I downloaded my card and saw them.
Materials: Paper: Scenic Route, My Minds Eye, K&Co.; Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Buttons: My Minds Eye; Die Cuts: Cricut font Plantin; Pen: Ek Success; Punch: Stampin' Up
Materials: Patterned Paper: Elsie for KI Memories, making memories; Ribbon, Flower, Epoxy Buttons & Photo Corner: making memories; Staples: EK Success; Decorative Snap: We R Memory Keepers; Pen: EK Success
I realized that the Hambly products that I posted online DID NOT do them any justice. This stuff is fabulous! So I'm posting the mini album I made yesterday (a gift to my girlfriend Jules) on here to show you just how wonderful these papers/acetates/rub ons are.
The cover and every second page are made with the Clearly Heavy Overlays. Love them. Sturdy & crystal clear. There are some complimenting acetates mixed in there (I was instantly in love with the chandeliers the minute I saw them!)
I thought it might be a little hard working with exposed backgrounds (I am a little picky) but it wasn't at all. The key is having great "croppable" pictures.
I'm so happy with it. In fact, I might not give it to her because I like it so much. It only took a couple hours to make, so I see another one in my future!
Materials: Pages: Hambly Studios Clearly Heave Overlays, screen & shimmer papers; Rub Ons: Hambly Studios; Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Ribbon: May Arts; Chipboard & Paints: Heidi Swapp; Rhinestones: My Minds Eye; Binder Ring: Office Supply
Get to Shoppers Drug Mart & develop those Halloween pictures! The Salem line from Scenic Route is here and soooo stinkin' cute. Of course there are the signature chipboard (in black & orange), the die-cut arrows and great stickers, but it is the PAPER, the fabulous paper, that makes this line so great. Double-sided, not too "Halloweenie" & all matchy-matchy. Right now I am wishing I had my own little trick-or-treaters.
The new products from Sweetwater are great. The mini clip albums (pictured above) make great a brag book (a good Christmas gift!) there are four different styles & matching In The Loop die-cuts! Check these out, they are packaged in CD cases (so smart!) and you get a bunch of great loopy die-cuts which would be great as frames or just on their own as embellishments.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Vellum, Transparency & rub-ons that are super trendy & cutting edge.
I love love love the Christmas rub-ons, the Chandelier rub-ons & the Gold Brick Paper (so perfect for the 80's). Also there are music rub ons that I know my sister-in-law Heather (a teenager in every sense of the word) will LOVE.
Come see this stuff. Worth the trip. Pinky Swear!
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Come check out this new DreamKuts from Zutter. It is available in our workshop & is perfect for those of you who are considering mass producing Christmas cards or calendars this year! It works perfectly with the new Zutter Bind-It-All. Available in the workshop or for sale in our store.
Plus come check out the great accessories to accompany these new tools; Book pages & covers, owires to bind, carrying cases & tools sets!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
I HAD to have this. HAD to. Because when I saw it, I instantly thought of a million things I could put in it. The new embellishment box from Making Memories is so awesome. So awesome. It is improved (Big Time!) with 32 compartments and they WILL NOT spill over into each other as they are each a single mould. I fully intend to decorate the box with all of those stickers I have been hoarding & a tonne of cute stamps. This thing is worth EVERY penny.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
I am thinking it may just be this years Christmas Card! And there are great
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Thanks to JoAnn Gilbert and Sobeys for lending us their shopping baskets for the evening. Becuase of them everyone could walk around and shop freely with empty hands.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Also look for the new
paper line. 20 themes, 40 papers & great matching embellishments. The canvas flowers are the best things since sliced bread! Also watch for transparency strips, gems & journaling cards. Love it!
Friday, October 19, 2007
The winners? I love the 6x9 albums. (Pictured above in red.) They are a perfect gift size, and would be fabulous for a mini vacation album. Plus, they match all of the new goodies. And, they are flocked, so they feel wonderful. They are available in 6 different styles for $14.99ea.
I also like these journaling tags from the Travel & Tropical (pictured above) lines. Smart! I never did scrapbook our trip to Hawaii a couple years ago, because I didn't like the selection of tropical papers available then. These toned down tags (papers, stickers, flowers, & more) will be perfect. Can't wait!
Monday, October 15, 2007
Also watch for a great Crown image which would be totally cute for birthday invites or scrapbooking! And is a perfect size for ATC's. And a fancy little flourish!