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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The end of October ???!!!

YIKES !! It's hard to believe that it is almost the end of October - where did it go ??
This week the post will be QUICK (you've heard that too often lately !!) because I would rather get more STUFF unpacked !! So here's a quick overview ...

BEADS : The crystal tree kits are ready !!! I have Erinite, Emerald, Vitrail, Peridot, and Fern ( a new colour !!). I think you will really like the Fern trees - it is just a really nice green. I have tree earrings and pendants. I am also picking up little crystal snowmen tonight . They are also super cute. Still to come are : pearl snowmen (small & large), clear and clear AB trees, funky trees, and beautiful angels.Update : the pearl snowmen are also ready !!! They will be done in the next week or two. There will be lots to choose from but they also sell quickly so get in soon or call !! (I just placed two more orders for more parts so I will have more materials to replenish the kits with !!) And here's a piece of good news ... the prices are the same as last year !! And , actually, if you buy 10 or more, I'll give you 10% off !! Just remind me !!

I have bookmarks in stock again as well as wire & Wildfire in green. There is lots more to come too ... just need to get it unpacked !!

PAPER :
* TONS of new Christmas stamps ... many of them under $3 ... and oh, so cute !!
* INCHIE stamps by Inkadinkadoo ... these are a great deal ... 9 little stamps and a stamp block for $6.99. Try stamping 3 designs, cutting the squares out , and mounting them on a card. Fab !
* Fancy Pants "Happy Together" paper & accessories
* Basic Grey "Jovial" Christmas Paper & Accessories
* lots of new impression plates - Sizzix, Cuttlebug, Tim Holtz ...
* adhesives, Glimmer Mists, Glim Glam, Inks, punches, so much ... and more as I unpack !!

Week 8 - The Twelve Weeks of Christmas
Another card kit ... $5 for 3 cards.
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Challenge ... The winner is Annette S. Congratulations !!! Come & collect your gift certificate !!
New challenge in 2 weeks !

This week is Cookies for C.A.P.S ... not sure but I think there may be bags of chocolate brickle and something else ... need to decide tonight !!!
So have a happy week, stop in for your kits, and have a Happy Hallowe'en !!
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Another crazy week , Another kit !!

Hi !
Another crazy week, trying to get it all done !! Getting there !
Anyway, I have Week 7 in the Twelve Weeks of Christmas all kitted up and ready to go ... this week it is all about tags ... 8 tags and all the punched pieces, crystals, stamped bits, and ribbon to make them. And I will have blank tags for sale as well if you decide to make more .
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I have put out new products ... Martha Stewart glitter ($1.99 per vial) , punches, stickers, as well as more ribbon ( scrunchy hand died beauties !!) and more paper from My Mind's Eye ... that gorgeous red & black glittery vintage Parisian style loveliness. And all sorts of little odds'n'ends.
Next week I am expecting Stickles (oodles of them !!), Distress Ink, Sizzix, Cuttlebug, Glimmer Mist and Glim Glam, Stazon Inks, Prima, and Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology (this stuff is pretty exciting ... watch for it !!) and new Tim Holtz.
And then the following week Kaiser Craft, Sizzix, Inkadinkadoo Christmas Stamps, Queen & Co felt borders and bling, The Paperie Girls Tinsel & Twig, Cuttlebug, Prima, WE R Memory Keepers, Tattered Angels, punches, and Hero Arts. Deep breath. That's a lot !!

And, on the bead front ... the crystals just arrived today so I am getting them ready to go off tonight to a HELPER (YAY!!) to be kitted up so the Christmas Swarovski kits will definitely be ready NEXT WEEK. And then I am going to ask this wonderful person to help me weigh and bag the POUNDS of metal beads I have in many boxes ... and I see a light at the end of the bead tunnel !!! I will also be unpacking a BIG box of beads & supplies this afternoon ... who knows what could be in there ?! I say that because I have completely forgotten what I ordered ...!)
I made a sample crystal & chain necklace last night and am working on another so I will work on getting those supplies out as well.
All in all, it will be a busy next few weeks and there should be lots more eye candy !!
Remember ... this Saturday is the card challenge deadline !
And next Thursday & Friday is Cookies for C.A.P.S.
Have a good week !!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Another Wonderful Fall Week !!

Hello ! Another beautiful day out there ... The evenings are getting really short now so that means MORE CRAFTING TIME !!!! Here are a few things to tempt you !
The Twelve Weeks of Christmas - Week 6 !!
Here is the kit ... a trio of cards made using the new paper from Little Yellow Bicycle "Christmas Delight" .
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(not the greatest photo ... every time I try to take a picture , my cat Earl jumps up and bumps his head on my arm !! I will have to try to sneak into my craft room to take the pictures...!)
This paper is super cute ... reindeer, presents, trees, snowmen ... everything you could possibly want !! AND the accessories and kits ... WOW !! Here is a little list of some of the items you can get to go with this boatload of cuteness ...
* Christmas Project pack - over 167 diecut pieces. Makes gift card holders, banners, money envelopes, gift tags, and gift bags. All for only $18.75 ! ADORABLE !!
* Countdown Calendar - includes the peek-a-boo window sheet and all the supplies to make this wonderful advent calendar. Only $12.49.
* Journal Tablet - great for scrapbooking or adding to cards.
* 3 pack of Christmas banners - ready to use !!
* Beautiful felt stickers ... cardinals, snowflakes, stars, tree ornaments
* Really cute epoxy buttons
* Cardmaking Clear Stickers ... 27 pieces - ready to use as greetings on your cards !
* 68 piece Cardstock Stickers
* 120 piece jewel stickers - in beautiful Christmas colours and assorted sizes.
* Little pockets with 10 Things I Love about Christmas
(also the same little pockets for Hallowe'en )
* How about a chipboard slider with an arrow to indicate Nice, (Fairly) Good, (Not so) Great, or Naughty ... so cute for a scrapbook page !!
* Cute Cute Cute Envelope Album Kit with all the supplies for only $9.99.
To see these items go to http://www.mylyb.com/

There are also new felties, stickers, and stamps from Dear Lizzie + American Crafts. I can just see the little felt cup of hot chocolate on a card now ...

CARDSTOCK - I have 2 cartons of cardstock. I haven't had time to put it away so I have just opened the boxes and left them out so you can pick out whatever you choose. There is one box of 12x12 ... great for scrapbookers and another of 8.5x11 ... perfect for cardmakers.
Let's have a little deal on it actually ... maybe there will be less for me to put away !
12x12 is regularly 65 cents a sheet . Buy 20 and get it for $11 ... that's only 55 cents.
8.5x11 is regularly 50 cents ... buy 20 for $8.50 ... that's less than 43 cents per sheet.

Hmm ... what else ... glitter by the vial, more embossing powders, new Cuttlebug & Sizzix plates, adhesives, ... and more.

RIBBON ... oh this will appeal to the cardmakers, quilters, jewelry makers or hoarders like myself !! It is GORGEOUS !!! It is hand dyed and scrunched up to be antique looking ... & beautiful. The bundles contain 5 yards and sell for $3.99. Limited quantities so get yours quickly !!! This ties beautifully and just a little piece tied on a card or tag makes it special !! I will also have some other solid colours by the yard. This stuff is ... yummy !

BEADS ... oh my, the most beautiful crystals - cubes, shapes, colours, ... I am practically drooling !! Watch faces. How about lockets ? I have those in several sizes. Also, I have more antique bronze findings and chain.
And ... I ordered the crystals for the Christmas Tree Earrings last week. They are due to arrive by week's end and should be all kitted up for next week. I will also have the snowmen and some tiny little sparkly angels ( yes ! NEW!!) . I also have a few sample snowflakes to play around with ... see what they look like !!
And there are tons of little tiny things in the boxes out back ... I am plugging away at getting them packaged up.
BRACELET KITS ... my, these have been popular !! I have sold out quickly every week so I am on an ordering binge right now to get a big box of supplies ... then it will be a kit making party at my place !! Watch for more kits and new designs in the next few weeks !!

Next Saturday is the deadline for the October Card Challenge ... don't forget !!

There is more coming ... I unpack stuff every day . AND , my head is PACKED with ideas ... its just to find the time to get those ideas out !!
Thanks and hope to see you this week !!

( and L.G. ... I have your 5 saved for you !)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Here it is ... the first full week of October !!

HI !

This has been a busy week ... full of awesome stuff !! I spent Sunday & Monday unpacking boxes of paper & beads ... felt like Christmas !! Then Tuesday brought packages of ribbon and boxes of tags, boxes, and packaging. FUN !!

I spent Tuesday creating the next project in the Twelve Weeks of Christmas and then I measured, cut, folded, scored, stamped, and printed. Tonight I package !!!

Here is the Week 5 Project ... a handy dandy little Holiday Planner. This would be useful thrown in your purse or be a great little gift for friends. It is made with the new Fancy Pants "Traditions" paper.
(I am still working on the previous weeks kits for those who missed out ... probably later this week !!)
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I have heard some great stories about the kits so far ... some people are buying (and making) all the cards and *voila* - their Christmas cards will be done for this year, no two the same !! Some are buying multiple kits and making LOTS of cards. A friend made the Christmas Card Holder for a family member in a seniors home ... a nice useful decoration for her room. Great ideas !!

I have already started next week's kit (a big step forward for me !!) and it will be 3 cards. That seems to be really popular so I will be mixing in card kits about every other week. By the way, thanks for all your enthusiastic support of the kits ... I am astounded every week how many I sell and how quickly they sell out !!! This leads me to believe that I need to make kits of some kind all year !

I do have some Hallowe'en Kits this week too. They are cards for your *spooky* loved ones.

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The first set are elegant more adult style cards with gorgeous flocked paper , antiqued ribbon, and glittery accents. The kit is $4 and makes 2 cards. I also have this paper in a great kit from My Mind's Eye if you want to make a whole album.

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The next kit is for all those cute "little monsters" in your family !! These are super quick, super cute, and fun to give . The kit makes 4 cards and is only $5. Can't beat that !! The paper is from BoBunny "Hooligans" and I have more of it by the sheet.

I have lots more new things ... Fancy Pants "Traditions" holiday paper & accessories, adorable new "Togetherness" paper & accessories from Cosmo Cricket, new adhesives, new Christmas Stamps, WOW flowers from Prima ... and sooooo much more. I have so much stuff, so little room, never enough time to finish it all up ... I am thinking I should just dump it out in a big pile in the middle of the floor ... what do you think ?!!!

And now ... beads ... more more more.
I am hoping to get the bracelet kits done up tonight as well ... there is lots to do but I am optimistic !!
I have lots of new chain Hallelujah !! ... and a fun idea to use some it ... watch hopefully next week for a picture !! I also have new watch faces, antique bronze jump rings, pearls, crystals, and spacers. So many pretty things !!
And a SALE !!! I got a great deal on strands of various beads so I am passing the sale on to you !! I have 16" strands of the following glass beads in various colours:
bicones $2
swirled $3.99
spotted $2.99
sugar coated $4.50
STOCK UP !!!
And this long weekend I am going to sit down and order all the parts for the Swarovski Christmas Earrings ... the time has come !!
But for now, I am off to unpack & put out the new items. Please stop in and have a look !!! ... oh, and Happy Thanksgiving !!!