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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New this last week of January ...

Hi out there !!
I have been madly unpacking beads and have made some headway ...
Here's a list ...
* crazy glass pendants - they'll make you laugh !! - frogs, turtles, penguins
* marbled glass beads in many colours
* acrylic "jade-like" beads. Really nice ... light too !
* acrylic polka dotted 50's style beads in red/white and black/white
* felted wool beads
* lots of new hemp
* new glass pendants
* headpins, eyepins, jumprings in antique bronze and pewter colour
* lots of new metal beads ... small spacer styles
* metal pendants & links ... add beads & you've got a masterpiece
* new premade chains

Now, I have to get this box done because I have another BIG order coming at the end of the week !!! So many beads ... so little time ...

And in paper ... not much new since last week but there are some beautiful papers, ribbons, and accessories here. And the new hemp that I unpacked in the bead order would be AMAZING for cardmakers & scrapbookers. It comes in several thicknesses and many, many colours. I plan to use it on my cards & tags ... and anything else I can think of !! Good prices too !
This week is the big trade show so there will be lots of new lines coming out soon ... Can't wait !!
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These are your choices this month ... Morning Glory Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing or Chocolate Buttermilk Sheet Cake with Fudgy Pecan Icing...

This week kicks off the Cookie that Cares campaign ... Cookies for C.A.P.S. ... come have a yummy cookie and coffee/tea for $2 and help out those people who work so hard helping all those cats & dogs who need homes, food, and love.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

And here's another Thursday !

Wow ! They are flying by !!
I have a project to show you and news.
The news is that I have just received a HUGE box of beading supplies ... but it will take several days to unpack it all. So far I have some beautiful glass & porcelain pendants unpacked ... more to come as the days go by ! It should be all unpacked by next week.
And here's the project ... a paper bag album using the Cupid paper from Pink Paislee ... quick, inexpensive, and fun ! ( the photos aren't the best ... poor photographer today ... that's me !)
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Used my sewing machine and the stamp set from Pink Paislee.
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The bag makes a nice pocket for a tag. Add photos & journalling to the tag.
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I got to try out my Smooch spray, Glimmer Mist and some masks...
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Tim Holtz Film Ribbon ... love that stuff !!
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The back page ...
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Here are a few of the tags in the book ... I used Distress Ink to antique them and the one on the right is using Distress Embossing Powder ... LOVE IT !!! It looks old and rusty !
Anyway ... that's all the news for this week. There will be lots of new scrapbook things in the next few months as all the companies have just released their new lines ... can't wait !!
Remember ... next week is the fundraiser for CAPS ... for a $2 donation you can have a GIANT Morning Glory Cookie with Cream Cheese Icing and a cup of coffee.All the little kittens and puppies will love you for it !!
See you !!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

oops ...

OOPS !
This IS Thursday, isn't it ?! And no update from me ... time flies !
There isn't much new to tell you but I have been working on a few REALLY big bead orders as well as some fun samples ... some of it may be here next week !!
So drop in if you are in town. And check here next week ... I'm sure I will have news then !!

OH! And the last week of the month will be "The Cookie that Cares" treat time. I am debating between Giant Morning Glory Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing and Red Velvet Whoopie Pies ... a test bake this weekend ... so remember ... you can have a giant cookie & and a cup of coffee for a $2 donation to CAPS. All the money will go to them to help all those little kittens and dogs. ( I will also have containers here if you want to take your treats home.)

Check back next week !!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

And ... back to NOrMaL !!!

Phew ! The holidays are over ... and I, for one, am glad. Too much confusion ... what day is it ? Do I work today ? Are my suppliers open ? Are there deliveries today ? Anyway ... we are back to a regular schedule and it's time to start CRAFTING !!!!
And even though I haven't been here much in the last 2 weeks, I Do have some new products for you !!

BEADS ...
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* new charms ... these are the greatest charms . They are based on old school tattoo art ... swallows, cherries, hearts, skulls, ... Classics !! And the pear ... not a tattoo, but a new charm from a different company !
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* new semi-precious ... I have more of the Blue Crazy Lace Agate, Teal Paisley Jasper, and Snake Skin Jasper ... even BIG pendant size pieces !! And I am working on an order right now to get some more of those little skinny metal tube beads to make the cuff bracelets with so these beads will be PERFECT for those !!
I had some time this week to work on some jewelry so there may even be some new samples in a few weeks ... !!!
As I cleaned up the other side of the store, I found MANY MANY beads ... some in large quantities, some in limited numbers , so keep checking the little bins by the door for great deals as I get them packaged up !!

PAPER ...
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* New from PINK PAISLEE ... "CUPID" . Now I know that a lot of people aren't crazy about Valentines Day stuff ... I don't like all that frilly pink heart stuff ... but this paper line is beautiful !! It isn't overly "Valentiney" but it is fresh and cheerful. The colours are pinks, browns, robin egg blue, turkey red, ivory. The designs are dots, flowers, scrolls, stripes, gingham. It is really fresh & fun !! There are some Valentine images but they are great ... some are a bit on the tattoo side and some are iconic symbols like the Eiffel Tower, fleur-de-lis, crowns, and classic cupids (not diaper wearing babies !!). I am using the paper right now to make a paperbag album ... works great with the brown kraft colour ... I might even have pictures next week !!(I am trying to get my sewing machine working ... the paper reminds me so much of fabric that it is calling out for stitching ...)
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* new stamps ... from American Crafts ... large and small sets that would be great for cards and other gifts. Useful !!
* Nestabilities Labels One ... a great shape ... and Cuttlebug Folder "Textile".
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* and it's all about STICKING !!! Lots of new adhesives ... the Glue Glider Pro tape gun and refills, ribbon adhesive, foam dots, and other tapes & adhesives.

So now that the holidays are over, start planning your craft projects ... nice long cozy evenings spent beading or scrapbooking and a cup of tea ... HEAVENLY !!!