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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Last post for February !!!

Wow ... I have so much new product ... boxes and boxes with more to come ... that I had to decide what to unpack first !!! That means you can certainly expect new things every week for the next while !

Still have lots of new strands as well as those beautiful Preciosa strands. I also add metal spacer beads almost every day ... will I ever get all those little devils bagged ??? Anyway, next week I will have MORE COLOURS of the Preciosa crystal strands as well as MORE COLOURS of the Swarovski pearls ... among other things !!

Lots !!
First are these super cute fresh lines from My Mind's Eye ...LITTLE BOY BLUE and JACK AND JILL as well as all the great titles, journaling cards, and accessories that come with them.
Here is Little Boy Blue ... owls, trees and beautiful blues and greens.
And Jack & Jill ... birds, umbrellas and lovely cherry red, yellows, and soft greens.
Here is another view of some of the many accessories...priced from 60 cents to $1.99 - can't beat that !!
And new colours from Tattered Angels in the Glimmer Mists ...Dazzling Diamonds and new from Heidi Swapp - SWAK (pink), Electric Blue, Hula Hoop (green). There are some really nice new sets - sets of 3 colours along with a glimmer screen as well as sets of smaller bottles based on colour themes. Fun stuff !!
Prima ... new flowers ( love these !!) and new stamps. The chicken wire stamp is really fun !!

There are still 4 boxes so stay tuned ... next week I will have My Mind's Eye new line LUSH which is ... well, just that ... lush !! Gorgeous ! And so much more !
And today and tomorrow (Thurs/Fri) are CUPCAKE DAYS for C.A.P.S. ... my niece has baked and decorated DOZENS of cupcakes ... so drop in. For a $2 donation you too can have a super cute cupcake !!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Another Thursday ... more stuff !!

Hi everyone !
( first things first ... no photos as I forgot the camera ...) I do now !!!!
Another Thursday and there is more "STUFF".
I still haven't received my scrapbook parcels but there are no Purolator deliveries in the Valley today because of the snow ... maybe tomorrow ! But I do have a bunch of kits done up for those who like a whole bunch of co-ordinated product. You can make your own quick & easy Paper Bag Album ... I have 2 different style kits done up. One is vintage style using mostly Melissa Francis products ... pinks, creams, cocoas, soft greens. The other is bolder, more ethnic style design using Basic Grays beautiful Marrakesh ... blues, greens, corals... beautiful. Each kit comes with pre-folded, pre-punched bags and makes a 12 page book. Included are pre-cut papers to cover the pages as well as extra pieces to embellish with. Then comes the fun stuff !! Diecut shapes, tags, embossed cardstock, stamped pieces, flowers, ribbons, brads, clips ... sooooo much. Even the rings to put the finished album together with ! All you need is a glue stick and your photos & words. You don't even need a big block of time because everything is cut and co-ordinated for you !!! I would suggest an ink pad would be another good tool but that's optional !!
Here are the kits ... they are STUFFED with , well, STUFF !! They are $10 each and are going quickly !!Let me know if you want one saved !!

And for beads ... I put things out all week last week so there are plenty of new "sparklies" to tempt our "Inner Crows". I LOVE the Preciosa strands of 3mm and 6mm crystals ... gorgeous !!
There are lots of new strands of beads ... many in that vintage style that is so popular right now. I have replenished the glass pearls section ... many are under $2 a strand ... what a deal !! The seed bead rack has been refilled ... finally ... I always drag my heels on that job !! And I will continue to put product out this week as I get it weighed and bagged.
So take advantage of the snowy weather ... stay cozy and warm and start a new project !!!
Here's a little something I am working on for next week ...
C.A.P.S Update ... next week (25th) will be Treat Week again ... this time my niece will be baking the goodies ... decorated cupcakes ... "an assortment" she told me ... but she did say there would probably be puppy and kitten cupcakes in the mix !! How fun !! So come buy a cupcake, treat yourself and those who are special to you, AND support a good cause !
We are also building a pile of supplies here for C.A.P.S. ... let's see how big we can make the pile !! They need the following and you can drop any of it off here if you like ... paper towels, bleach, laundry detergent, dry or canned cat food, baby & crib blankets, dog toys and chews, disposable rubber gloves (size small), business envelopes & copier paper. If you have any of those things to get rid of or want to buy something to add to the pile, please do !!

Hope to see you this week !!! Have a good one !

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

February 11th ...

My updates get skimpier every week ... I must work on that !! I have been working really hard on some projects that should start to materialize in March or April so the time flies by ...

BEADS ... lots more beads ... gorgeous strands, findings, great textured little metallic colour glass beads in antique colours, tiny little silver star spacers , sparkle sparkle sparkle !!!
ooh ... I just unpacked some strands of Preciosa crystal ... they are a 8" strand of 22 6mm bicones separated by 3mm bicones ... for $5.99 ... and they are sooo beautiful !!

PAPER ... still waiting for an order but I have PRE-ORDERED all kinds of wonderful things !! Pink Paislee, October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket, Tim Holtz, Maya Road, Tattered Angels, My Mind's Eye - LUSH, Spellbinders, Cuttlebug, Sizzix, 7 Gypsies, ... and more ... it will start to roll in over the next month. Watch for updates !!
Next week (hopefully) watch for binder mechanisms ... you can turn a beautiful old hardcover book into an album or a cookbook or a journal or ... you get the idea !!

Coming soon ... here are some of my projects ...
KITS : cards, mini albums, recipe books, altered framed words ... working very hard on these !!
JEWELRY : kits
FINISHED PRODUCTS ... I will be selling jewelry (the problem now is that each piece gets purchased before I have a chance to get enough together ...), finished cards and mini albums, framed pieces, my samples, etc ... OR ... there will be kits for most of the items if you would prefer to make them yourselves !! This is a long process but I am hoping by April that I will be rolling along !!

>>> FEBRUARY 25th >>>> Cupcakes for C.A.P.S. ... with my niece as "Guest Baker" ... the cupcakes will be UBER CUTE !!! She has promised a variety with , of course, puppies & kittens !!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Okay ... now it's February ..? Really ?

Wow ! I can't believe it is already February ... but the calendar says it is so it must be !!
So what's new ?
BEADS ... I have a huge box to unpack ( they always seem to arrive Wednesday afternoon so I don't have enough time until the next week ... but I do have some done.)
* wire
* chain
* lots of glass pearls in 4mm, 6mm, 8mm, shapes
* round glass beads in 4mm, 6mm, 8mm
* FABULOUS round glass 8mm beads in the most beautiful vintage colours. I can just see them mixed with crystals and silver spacers ... mmmmmm ....
* metal spacers

PAPER ... nothing much right now but all the new release info is pouring in from the big CHA trade show. I have pre-ordered the entire collection ( 3 lines) from Pink Paislee ... it is AMAZING !! I also pre-ordered some of Cosmo Crickets new lines - Material Girl and Garden Variety. I should have some of the new 7 Gypsies products in the next few weeks. And I am just waiting for the pictures of all the new Tim Holtz products ... drool worthy I am sure !! He has a line of dies for Sixxix as well as all kinds of stamps, chipboard, papers, a book, and more ... can't wait !!!
Here's a canvas I made this past week ... a lot of fun !! I used Claudine Helmuth paints as well as Glimmer Mists, Walnut Inks, Distress Inks, metal bits from Tim Holtz, and a bunch of stamps. I will soon have the canvases available for sale if you want to try one !!
And now on the Cookie Campaign for C.A.P.S. ... thanks to all those who bought a treat ... it went well even though two of the three days were absolute storm days. This month will be extra special as I have had a request from a "Guest Baker" !!! My niece has embarked on a cake/cupcake adventure and is making the cutest things. She has volunteered on her college break to bake for us ( Feb 25th) ... I can't wait to see what she does ... I am thinking kitten cupcakes ... maybe ... ( Her birthday cake this past week was an amazing garden full of handmade candy vegetables ... peas in pod, carrots, radishes, lettuce ... ADORABLE !!)

Anyway, hope to see you this week !!