Thursday, August 23, 2012

Join us tonight for The Next Iron Crafter

Hi Everyone,

I am so excited about our Next Iron Crafter Event tonight.   We have all the prizes ready to give out, the challenges are all planned out and the microphone is ready for Gina Adolph.  You still have time today to earn tickets for tonight's craft games.  For every $10 in purchases, you get a ticket for a chance to play in our Iron Crafter event.  I know there are a few people that we forgot to give tickets to.  When you come in to watch tonight's event, just tell us and we will get your tickets in the bin in time for the drawing.  We will have about 30 chairs for our audience and I will have some sweet treats to snack on.   We also have 20 goodie bags for our audience.  

New Echo Park Everyday Eclectic

As we were getting the store ready for tonight's Iron Crafter, we discovered lots of single sheets of paper filling our paper racks.  So we have a new bin at the front counter for all our last chance papers.

We have moved around a lot of sections of the store including our Copics.

Our Design Team paper and projects.

New My Mind's Eye moved too.
New section for our Halloween and Fall.

Acrylic Stamps or Cling Stamps
We've had a lot of discussion in the store lately on which is better - acrylic stamps or cling stamps (red rubber)?   Obviously the advantage in the acrylic (clear) stamps is you can see right through them but we also love the crisp images you get from the red rubber cling stamps! Many people assume acrylic stamps deteriorate quickly - they become white, dusty, hard or brittle. Some of the older or cheaper acrylic stamps and those you find "mass market" - at Michael's, Jo-Ann's, Hobby Lobby - can and DO have this problem! Much of the acrylic is made overseas and is indeed, inferior!

We are proud to say that our stamp lines are made in the USA!
Avocado Arts - Minnesota
Inky Antics - Cleveland, Ohio
Art Gone Wild - Cleveland, Ohio
Just Rite - Falls Church, Virginia
Impression Obsession, Williamsburg, VA
Penny Black - Berkeley, California
Memory Box - Washington State
Northwoods Rubber Stamps - Minnesota
Paper Smooches - Arizona

We recommend you store ALL your stamps (wood mounted, cling and acrylic) in a place that does not receive direct sunlight and where they will not be exposed to extreme heat or cold.

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