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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

News for OCTOBER 1st !!!

Wow, I love typing "OCTOBER". It is , hands down, my favourite month ... coloured leaves, pumpkins, apples, soups & stews, crisp air, my birthday, Thanksgiving, Hallowe'en ... simply the best !!
Lots of new things this week ... and a challenge !

BEADS:
* UNICORN BEADS ARE HERE !!!
These are the fabulous borosilicate beads made in California that seem to almost glow with an inner light. They are gorgeous. And , yes, they are a bit pricier than other beads ( not too bad though, ranging from .60-2.80 per bead) but they are show stoppers !! Buy just a few, add a few crystals, some other glass beads, and you have an amazing piece of jewelry !
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This is the bracelet I made last year with Unicorn yo-yos and drops. The photo doesn't really do it justice.
Here are a few examples of the new styles & colours.
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* SNOWMEN & TREE EARRINGS
I have many more Christmas Tree Earring & Pendant kits in even more colours. And, thank you for your patience ..., SNOWMAN EARRINGS in several styles and sizes including all crystal or a mix of pearl and crystals. I have quite a few but sold out in 2 days last week so you should probably hurry . ( or call or leave a comment with contact info ...)

PAPER :
* More new Christmas stock ...
Making Memories Mistletoe Series - I have more of this beautiful paper, acetate flocked 12x12 sheets, stickers, keys, rub-ons, journaling stickers, button flowers, masking tape, ... so much !!
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And it is still on sale - if you buy 5 sheets of the paper, you can get 25% off all the accessories you buy. Great deal for Christmas projects !
I also have a few more things from the same company from their Spooky Alley Hallowe'en series - velvet acetate frames, metal Hallowe'en charms, stamps, clear tape.
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* Basic Grey - cute little 6x6 paper pads from "Eerie" and "Eskimo Kisses" as well as some rub-ons.By the way, the Basic Grey Bling-It are all just $2.50 each now.
* Tim Holtz - Word Sticks - wonderful word charms ... great for scrappers and beaders !!
* Webster's Pages - 6x6 paper pad from "Postcards from Paris" and "Sweet as Cherry Pie"
* Tattered Angels - Embossed Chipboards - Hallowe'en
* Prima - awesome leaves, flowers, pearl borders & swirls, and YES !! a SOCK MONKEY !! (If you know me, you know that one of those has already come home with me !!)
* American Crafts - D-Ring binders in 12x12, 6x6, and 8x8. These are great albums as you can easily add and remove pages as well as purchase photo-only pages to add.
* Maya Road - Bird Coaster books, restocked on the 5 ring Tab Books
* And the new Cosmo Cricket Christmas paper is still on sale. Buy 10 sheets at $1 each and get a sheet of Elements or Borders FREE !!!

So as you can see ... lots to look at !

Now for THE CHALLENGE !!!
I seem to be NOT accomplishing very much these days so I have decided to challenge myself. For the month of October I am going to challenge myself to make SOMETHING everyday !! Big or small, card, tag, bracelet, scrapbook page, WHATEVER ... just SOMETHING EVERY DAY. That way I will get back in the CREATIVE GROOVE .. I can't wait. I will post photos of what I do and hope that you will join me. Challenge yourself and then leave comments on this blog to tell everyone how you are doing. maybe I can even get photos from some of you. It should be fun ... and productive !!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Thursday September 24th ... lots of new things !

Well here it is another week passed and there is a ton more stuff to show you !!
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Here is a little fold up album or display piece I made with the Making Memories Mistletoe papers & accessories - just add photos !! And the banner is a kit from My Little Yellow Bicycle. It is only $4.99 and comes with EVERYTHING - punch out pendants, ribbon, adhesive, diecuts, ...all of it ! It would be a great project for kids. Simple , fun, inexpensive, and a great end result !!
PAPER :
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Bling It from Basic Grey. This is a beautiful line of products. The "blinged-up" images are all adhesive so they can easily be added to pages, cards, etc... The other part of the line is a combination rub on AND bling crystals. Isn't that an amazing idea ?? Love them !Photobucket
Bling Its are $2.99 each but buy 4 and get them for $10 this week !!!


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Making Memories MISTLETOE series. Wow. This paper is unbelievable. the top row is glittered or foiled ... and are they ever beautiful. The dots for instance are gorgeous RED GLITTER !!! And the music paper is done in green glitter. And the plainer paper is also very beautiful. I think you have to see it in person to get the full effect. This would make the most amazing cards.
** SPECIAL *** Buy 5 sheets of the Making Memoreis Mistletoe Paper and get 25% off any of the accessories you buy from that same line.


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And then there is this paper from Cosmo Cricket. Doesn't Cosmo Cricket always make you smile ? Anyway, this is cute, cute, cute. And I'll give you a deal on this too ! Buy 10 sheets at $1 each and get a sheet of borders or elements
FREE !!! How's that ?!


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Maya Road - new mini chipboard scrolls & snowflakes, Kraft envelopes, Kraft journalling tags, Gingham Point Blossoms, square scroll coaster book, snowflake coaster book, and a vertical recipe stand with pages. The envelopes & tags are available in packs or by the each if you just want to try a few!


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Bella Blvd. This is a cute new line of product. I got in this super cute robot paper & stamp for all those of you who are looking for little boy things ... or just really fun things. ( i love robots ...)


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New twine & ribbon ...


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More stamps ....


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And a few more Hallowe'en things - some cute little stamps, a fun banner kit (only $4.99 !! Great project for kids !!), fabric tags, more stamps, and a really fun haunted house album ($5.99). Inexpensive & really fun !



Now ... BEAD PEOPLE ... more metal beads & findings this week. But NEXT WEEK ... UNICORN BEADS are coming ! They are those beautiful borisilicate glass beads that I brought back from Toronto last winter.I will have them in many colours & shapes ... can't wait !! I have a couple of the earring kits left but will also have more of those next week as well as some other colours and SNOWMEN !!Check in next Thursday for more information and photos.
See you at the store !

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thursday Sept 17th ... and CHRISTMAS TREE EARRINGS!!!

BEADS :

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Good news !! I have some of the Swarovski Christmas Tree Earrings kits done up !!


I have the following :

Emerald - earrings ... 8 kits

- pendants ... 3 kits

- extra large pendants ... 3 kits

Peridot - earrings ... 3 kits

- pendants ... 2 kits

Crystal - earrings ...4 kits

- pendants ... 2 kits

Crystal AB - earrings ... 3 kits

- pendants ... 3 kits

I am still waiting for more supplies . There will be Erinite and Vitrail kits as well as more of the above when I get my next order. I will also have kits for Crystal Snowmen, Swarovski Pearl & Crystal Snowmen, and Pearl Snowmen Earrings. But ... still waiting for some of their parts ...



PRICES :

Tree Earring kits ... $6.50 except Vitrail $7.75

Tree Pendant kits ... $5.00

X Large Tree Pendant kits ... $7.50



I am also unpacking more metal beads & findings.


ALSO ... I have left the same sales on for another week !! So you can save more this week on new paper & accessories as well as watch faces.
See you soon !

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Thursday Update ... September 10th

SPECIALS !!!! THIS WEEK ONLY !!!
* Watch faces ... buy 2 of the same price and get a 3rd free !!!
* SEI Winter Song paper ... there are 9 sheets in the collection ... buy one of each and get 20% off of them !! You will also qualify for 20% off the accessories too !!
* Pink Paislee Amber Road & Twilight ... buy 5 sheets of paper and get 20% off any of the accessories !!!

So ... what have we got this week ? SO MUCH !!

BEADS :
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* Crystal pendants in glorious colours
* bookmarks - mermaids, dolphins, dragons, sports, ...
* a dozen new charms
* ball headpins in 5 metals
* beautiful vintage style beads in strands & individually
* heavy copper jump rings in several sizes
* metalized beads in many styles & colours $1.49 - $3.99 per 100
* restocked with Art Wire
* bails
* chain,cards of small chain
* 8/0 seed bead, travertine
* gold soldered jump rings
* Beadalon Pinch bails
* TUBES galore !!
* metal beads & findings
* AND I have the components for the Swarovski Christmas earrings but will not have time to get them unpacked & packaged up until next week. So for those of you who have been waiting ... Sept.17th !!!
(I meant to get a photo of the bookmarks but forgot the camera ... I'll try later this week !)

PAPER :
Winter Song by SEI ... this paper is flocked & glittered and gorgeous !
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Here is a close up of this beautiful page ... glittered snow & snowflakes...
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Some more inexpensive & fun little stamps for the upcoming holidays .
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And another bunch of paper from Graphic 45 ... their papers from all their collections go together so nicely. I love that about them !!
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And from Pink Paislee ... ( you knew this would be a favourite for me) ... a wonderful Hallowe'en theme "Twilight". I love the poison labels !!
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But here is my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE ... maybe EVER ... AMBER ROAD from Pink Paislee ... I can tell you that the photos don't do it justice. It is rich & gorgeous. I can't wait to make something with it !!
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And there will be even more in the next few weeks !!

And don't forget ... Melissa Frances paper is 2/$1 ...
Lots to choose from : Christmas * Bright & Lively * Classic Florals & Vintage Style * Wonderful Vintage Neutrals* There really is something for everyone but I need the room for other paper !!
Check out her Rub-ons too. I won't be carrying them anymore because they now have to come from the US but they really are some of the best rub-ons I have ever used. I would suggest you buy them now before they are gone !! Many different themes & styles in stock.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Thursday September 2nd

******ALL MELISSA FRANCES PAPER 2/$1******
I will no longer be carrying Melissa Frances products so I am clearing them out to make room for other products ... so stock up now on paper at 2/$1 !!
This will be the last chance to get her rub-ons, diecuts,etc... Once they are gone ... well ... they are gone !

Well it is September ! And that usually means a return to "normal' schedules and making plans for new projects. We also start to think about Christmas - decorations & gifts - so I have been busy ordering so that I will have lots & lots of stock for all those plans !!

Some of it has rolled in and I expect quite a bit more in the next week or two.

BEADS : an order of chain has arrived ( hooray !) although they didn't have much in stock. But I do have the most frequently used styles now. YIPPEE !! With that chain I also received ball headpins, fancy headpins, shorter earring hooks, watch buckles, double strand watch faces, glass beads, silver foil lined beads, gold foil lined beads, bead caps, and metallic beads. I also have a bit of semi precious : labradorite chips, blue goldstone faceted beads (wow), and red flower agate faceted beads ( again wow) . There are also pendants : fluorite, synthetic moonstone, carnelian, and chocolate jasper. LOVELY !!!
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(Bead pictures never come out great but you get the idea !!)

* There will be more beads arriving soon ! *

PAPER : oh, some really nice new things. I have the new Tim Holtz Distress Stickles (6 new colours - brushed pewter, pine needles, tarnished brass, picket fence, black soot, and antique bronze) as well as the new Walnut Ink Spritzers in colours like lilac, willow, cherry blossom, and eucalyptus. Can't wait to try those !!
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And then the rest of the box is mostly STAMPS !! Lots of little ones under $2.99 ... Hallowe'en, butterflies, hummingbirds, cupcakes (all the good things in life !!) as well as bigger sets for Christmas. Most of them are from Inkadinkado and they are lovely !! Perfect for making Christmas cards & tags !
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And lastly, there were some Tim Holtz masks ( to use with those sprays), book covers from 7 Gypsies, Christmas flowers & leaves from Bazzill, and new seasonal "Just the Edge" paper strips from Bazzill. They are really cute - I have the Swiss Dot embossed edges in various colours as well as the Christmas & Hallowe'en paper strips. Great fun to add to projects !!

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Come in & check it all out !!
Ooohhh my !! I just received 4 ... count 'em ... FOUR ... boxes of beads & paper to unpack . Expect LOTS of news next week !!!