Saturday, August 30, 2008

New Cuttlebug, My Mind's Eye, Adornit, Best Creations, Basic Grey & Piggy Tales

Hi Everyone,
If you have been at the store this week, you have seen how many boxes we have received. It's been crazy and everyone has been working long hours to get all the products in the computer and on the floor. We received a large new order of the Cuttlebug folders and dies and we had people shopping out of the box. It's so much fun to see customers so excited about the new goodies. Since the Cuttlebug's and Spellbinders have been so popular, we have even more on order and are planning demos and classes in the future.

We are having a Labor Day Sale! All My Mind's Eye Spring Collections are on Sale for 25% off. The all the products on sales are on the 2 round racks right next to the front door. There are Confetti papers, Wild Asparagas & 29th Street Market papers and embellishements available. Once these collections sell out, they are gone.

Fortuneatley we just received the entire new collection from My Mind's Eye. There are 2 Halloween, 2 Christmas and fabulous Glitter papers in the new collections.

We received a large shippment of Cuttlebug folders, dies and borders. I have a couple of staff members who can't wait to start demoing these fun tools.

Adornit is here and all over the store. We received Halloween, Christmas and those great mini albums that we showed on demo day.

Doesn't this paper just scream Grinch.

Best Creations keeps outdoing themselves with gorgeous glitter papers and now beautiful transparencies. Piggy Tales is here with some fun boy papers and new guitar papers. I LOVE there new draw bridge album and I'll be playing with it on vacation. Can't wait.
Scenic Route shipped us all three of their new lines. Appleton, Surprise and Sonoma. I even got some of their other lines that we didn't have before. I can't resist their fun patterns.
Great Impressions stamp of the Month board for September.

All the new Basic Grey papers are on display now. Eva, Ambrosia and Offbeat.

We have the Alphabet sticker for your every need. Lots of new Thickers, Tiny Alphas and even some rub ons. Also, new Giant punches from Paper Shapers.

Lisa ordered some fabulous new albums from Colorbok. Great colors for everyone.

Here are some happy customers who are just finishing up the Album in a box class. This was Tina's first complete scrapbook. Gina A. popped in because she was such a help with the class.

I'm so lucky to have such talented card makers at this store. I'm card impaired so I could never think of this. Linda Mckinnon took Lisa's card class the other day, took home her left over class supplies, added a few flowers and Viola! 8 more cards from one class kit. She really sees the possibilities in the papers.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

September Calendar and Class Schedule

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Creative CafĂ©’ is here with new layouts weekly.
Fee $3 all packed and ready to go.

TGIF & Ladies Night Crops – We’ll be cropping every Friday and Saturday night from 6-midnight. Dinner and dessert will be served. You are welcome to come to the crops early. Please call ahead if we have a class so we can be sure to have space for you. Fee $15

Special Crops:

Saturday September 13, 2008 6PM to 2 AM
Pajama Crop - Wear your jammies and get a special gift. Since we are cropping until the wee hours of the morning, extra chocolate (fondue) will be served along with lots of goodies to dip in it. Fee $15

Sunday September 28th 9AM to 6 PM
Scrap Pink All Day Crop - Help us support the Susan G Komen for the Cure Foundation. $10 of every scrappers fee will go directly to the cause. We will also be having a silent auction of premade cards and scrap goodies. Please bring cash or checks so that you can write your donation check directly to the Fund and get a tax dedution at the same time.

We will be serving continental breakfast and a hot Italian buffet lunch. Beverages will be served all day long along with snack items. The location is still up in the air and I will post it as soon as we have a firm answer.

Tuesday September 2nd 6-8 PM
Make 8 scrapbook pages using Scenic Route’s Grafton line. Join Gina as she shows you how to create 8 bright cheery pages and still have embellishments left over. Fee $26

Thursday September 4th 6-8 PM
Doodlebug Memories using KaiserCraft Tabbed Wood Album – Join Gina as she helps you create this bright happy mini book ready for your summer memories. Fee $24

Sunday September 7th 2-4 PM
Travel Accordion Album with Box – Gina will show you how to make this adorable coffee table album with a matching storage box to show off your vacation photos. Fee $26

Monday September 8th and Monday the 29th 6-8 PM
Scrapping 101- Join Gina for this beginners class & learn the basics to page design and color selection. Bring 5-8 photos & make 2 great pages. Fee $12

Tuesday September 9th 12-2PM

Quick Quotes Friends Canvas Flip Book class – Join Tracy as she makes this beautiful mini book. Strong Adhesive needed. Fee $20

Tuesday September 9th 6-8 PM

Sand Bucket Chipboard Album Class featuring Totally Tropical papers. Gina made another mini book masterpiece. Fee $26

Wednesday September 10th 12-2 PM

Aloha Stamping Techniques class – You will make 4 pages and 3 cards in this fast paced Bo Bunny class. Fee includes stamp set. Fee $33

Wednesday September 10th 6-8 PM

Flip-Flop-Folio class – Lisa Hetrick will show you how to make one of the newest designs in mini books. Fee $19

Thursday September 11th 6-8 PM

Beau Jardin Layouts class with Tracy – These beautiful flower garden inspired layouts class are sure to get attention. Fee $24

Friday September 12th 1-3 PM & Tuesday September 23rd 12-2 PM
Intro to PhotoShop Elements 5 - 1 page – This class will teach you the basic steps involved with creating your first digital layout. Please bring at least one digital photo with you on disc or memory card. You will leave with your first 12 x 12 digital layout. Fee $20

Sunday September 14th 2-4 PM

Basic Grey Recess Vacation Album - You will make a fun 6x12 vacation chipboard album Fee $28

Make 8 scrapbook pages using the Grafton or the Appleton line. Join Gina as she shows you how to create 8 cheery pages and still have embellishments left over.

Inkadinkadoo Stamp of the Month card class – Join Susan as she makes 4 of this months’ stamp of the month cards. You will learn wonderful coloring techniques. Fee $20

Basic Grey Obscure Travel Album - You will make a fun 6x12 graduated chipboard album using Basic Grey’s Obscure line. Fee $27

Basic Grey Recess Vacation Album - You will make a fun 6x12 chipboard album Fee $28

Quick Quotes Live, Laugh & Love Canvas Mini Book class – Join Tracy as she makes this beautiful mini book with canvas and ribbons. Strong Adhesive needed. Fee $25

Beau Jardin Layouts class with Tracy – These beautiful flower garden inspired layouts class are sure to get attention. Fee $24

Pajama Crop-Crop til you drop and chocolate too. $15

Haunted House mini Album class with Gina A. Learn how to get the most from your blackboard albums and rub-ons using the newest Cosmo Cricket mini book. $ $19

DISNEY – Word Book class – What is red, white, black and yellow? This fun Mini book for your Disney memories.
Fee $26

SEI Poppy mega kit class – Make 6 12 x12 layouts and an 8 page mini book with a display box. There is enough paper and embellishments left for 4 more layouts. $35

Cosmo Cricket Abby album – Lisa Hetrick will help you create a fun bracket mini book. $$19

SEI Windsor 4 x 6 - 20 page mini album. This class features a precut kit that just needs ink and adhesive. Fee $19

Luxe Designs 10 x 6 – mini album class using overlays rub-ons and ribbons. $23

Confetti mini book classes - $31

Amuse 12 Mini Christmas cards & gift box - $20

Piggy Tales Draw bridge album using Scenic Route papers – Do you love an album with a surprise? This is the class for you. $26

Bo Bunny Recipe Album class – Perfect for your family recipes or a great Christmas gift. $ 29

Monday, August 25, 2008

Layout of the week for 8-24-2008


I know a few people picked up the layout of the week before I had a chance to get the instructions finished. So here are the instructions and the photo.

Cut the Elanor paper into a 3 x12 inch strip and a 1/2 x 12 inch strip. Then, punch or cut two - 1 1/2 inch circles and two - 2 inch circles from Elanor.Cut Vicotoria into an 8 1/2 x 12 piece and corner round. Then, cut the piece at 3 1/2 x 8 inches for the right side of the page as shown. From the scrap piece cut a 7 x 1 3/4 inch piece and corner round bottom left corner.Cut a 1 x12 inch strip with the stripes going horozontal. Cut a 5 x 12 piece and then cut the piece into a 5 x7 and a 5 x5 inch blocks.Cut a 5 7 inch block from the scrap.Punch 2 1 1/2 inch circle from the scraps.Ink edges and corner round where shown.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

So much new product, we have run out of racks (again)

Hi Everyone,

I'm back from a fun vacation to St. Michaels. We go every year with the Biddinger clan. It's so nice to go back to the same beautiful bed and breakfast every year. We basically take over the place. They have a great covered pier that we crab off of with chicken necks. The kids were loving it this year since the crabs were biting so well. Dave (Sandy the painting instructors husband) brought 100 crabs that they caught off Solomon's Island and we caught more. The crab feast was amazing. Actually, too many crabs to eat in one sitting. I'm getting hungry thinking about it so I'll move on.

The store was bombarded with boxes of product while I was gone. I can't believe how many new lines are in.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Creative Cafe and new Pink Paisley, Inkadinkadoo & $1 stamps

Hi Everyone,

We had a fun Demo Day today. I have to say the layouts and cards were very unique today. I'm so lucky to have such a talented group working for the store.

I'm off for a few days and we are heading to St. Michaels. We go down every summer with good friends and have a nice relaxing few days. Hopefully, we will be lucky catching crabs. yummy...

We will have this new Creative Cafe layout available on Monday. I found some Two Scoops and mixed it with some Spirit notebook paper and Viola. Just $3 all packed and ready to go.
Our first batch of $1 stamps arrived. There is a great selection of alphabets, months, baby sentiments and summery stamps. This time, we even got $1 ink pads.
I had a customer tell us about Pink Paisley and we got our first shipment in on Friday. I LOVE the die cut papers. The orange one has a great pattern and when you punch out the paper you are left with a frame.
Our Inkadinkadoo stamp of the month board is here. Halloween stamps abound and when you buy two of these stamps you get a third stamp for free.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

New class sample

Hi Everyone,
I wanted to share the class sample for the SEI ClaraBelle Scrapbook on August 23rd from 12-2. This is a complete 20 page 12 x 12 album that includes the postbound album and a keepsake box. I just love their kits. They are so easy to do (it took me 1 1/2 hours) and look so good. The sample is on the front sample table if you would like to see it in person.

Here is this week's Creative Cafe layout that Kirstin designed. Just $3