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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Manly Cards", Spring Scrapping Supplies ... and soon Beads !

Hello !
NEWS!! I will be opening at 10:30am on Thursday instead of 10am because of an appointment. Sorry for the inconvenience but I couldn't get it at any other time. I will be back as quickly as possible but definitely by 10:30.

Let's get right to it !
KIT : This week's kit is "Manly Cards" ... I have a lot of people asking for cards for dads, brothers, sons, husbands , ... well, men. So this week I have 3 cards that will fill that bill but I also think they would be fine for anyone. The kit includes all the supplies for the 3 cards for $5.
PAPER :If you are wishing spring was here (not me !! I love this weather !) I have some floral paper that is just bursting with spring flavour. They are 12x12 and 6x6 pads from K&Co and they are FABULOUS !! There is also a really nice selection of accessories ... lots more flowers, birds, plants ... lovely !!
ALBUMS : Piles of albums ... 12x12, 8x8, 6x6, ... all colours and finishes.
BEADS : ... and I am waiting for my order. I have a big order of beads on its way ... hopefully I can update you soon on Facebook !! But I have a great selection of new vintage looking beads and wonderful large beads in stock . Coming soon ... new fancy chain !!!
That's just a quick update ... there are many new things to look at. Drop in !!
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Have a great week !!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Life IS a Circus !!

That's one of the rubber stamps I received this week ... no kidding !! I have been tearing around today trying to finish kits, get stock unpacked, do the updates, pay bills, ... and so on. The flu payed me a visit this week so I lost a day ... that really messes up my work plans !! But I am happy to say that I will finish the kits tonight, I have unpacked some new papers and stamps, and am doing a quick update here !! But ... I haven't unpacked other boxes, I didn't finish my bead order, and I did not get any jewelry samples made. Next week hopefully !! Maybe I'll catch up ... and then get ahead ... well, I can dream !!

So ... here is this week's kit.
It makes 3 cards and all the supplies are included for $5.

It uses the new paper line from Imaginisce "Animal Crackers".
This is such a bright cheerful colourful line ... great for birthdays, fun events and people, kids, or just plain crazy exuberant life. It is also a varnished paper so it has an awesome shine to it.
Along with the papers are some great stacked stickers and a half dozen really fun little stamps. Koalas, alligators, elephants, monkeys, tickets, and that "Life is a Circus" ... all only $1.49 each. Perfect !!!
I also have a few new stamps from Hero Arts and Hot Off the Press including a great retro typewriter with various messages. Great fun !

Well hope to see you this week ... I am germ free so don't be scared ... Drop in !!
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Here's another use for your paper cutter ... apparently they are very comfy beds ...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sunny Day !

Hello !
As I write this, the sun is streaming in the window - this is what winter is all about !! I love these white frosty sunny winter days !
This week I have TWO Kits of the Week ...
Kit #1 : Valentine Treat Packaging. This kit includes all you need for Valentine treats ... supplies to make 2 decorated red Chinese take-out boxes (perfect for a few chocolates), 2 glassine bags (great for a cookie or two) , and one clear bag with a cute topper (fill with cinnamon hearts maybe !!). You will get all the supplies for all five projects - all you need to do is make a trip to the bulk store to fill them up ! $5
Kit #2 : Valentines OR Birthday Cards ... I know some people are not Valentines fans so I have made these kits so they could also be Birthday cards. There are multiple tags and some are reversible... you choose !! You will get all the supplies for the three cards . $5
*NOTE : here's a little tip ... the letters on the XO card are just random letters from my stash. I buy boxes of assorted chipboard letters regardless of the colour or pattern. When I need them I simply spray them with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. In this case I used SWAK, a dark pink. Then I cover the tops with Stickles ... there is no trace of what they used to be !!
I have some new stamps in this week as well as some Cuttlebug Embossing Folders (including Swiss Dot which some of you have been asking for). The stamps are from Hot Off the Press and are called Stamp & Punch. They are greetings & sentiments for cards and include borders but most importantly they are made to fit specific round, scalloped , and oval punches. Stamp the border, add the sentiment, then punch the whole thing out ... very professional looking ! I also have some cute blingy heart stickers, music note bling, and more Valentine themed paper.
In Bead World ... more findings & charms as well as more strands of beads. LOVE charms in case anyone is looking for a Valentines charm. I also have a few of the beautiful charm bracelet kits from Making Memories left ... these bracelets are beautiful , all pink and pretty !!
I also have some GORGEOUS big donut beads ... they come in various colours and would look amazing in a long chain necklace ... maybe with a few of the smaller donut beads and some crystals ... hmmm ... maybe I should make one ...

Next week ... out with the Valentines ... in with some fun new stuff !!! Have a great week !!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Here it is February Already !!

February ... wow ... where did January go ?? As I type this we are waiting for another big storm ... the usual Thursday event it seems !! So hopefully everyone will be plowed out tomorrow and able to get out !
I have 2 kits this week ... Valentine Kits. The first is a simple colourful kit that would be great for kids, teachers, family, and friends. Actually, I'm sure the kids could put them together with a little help ... maybe a fun project on a snowy afternoon.
The images vary from kit to kit but they are all really cute. Each kit includes all the precut supplies to make 3 cards for $5. All you need is adhesive !
The second kit are more traditional Valentines ... pink and pretty. But not mushy so they would still be fine for friends or family as well as your sweetheart !!
Again, everything precut, all the supplies you need to make the three cards shown for $5. If you don't want Valentines cards, I think these could easily be changed to birthday or thank you cards.
The second card kit uses the new paper from Making Memories "Je T'Adore" ... it is really pretty. Perfect for Valentines but also for a baby girl's album, a little princess, or a romantic shabby chic album. It would also be beautiful for a bridal shower layout or a birthday. There are some wonderful glittered shapes available as well as banners, labels, and muslin ribbon. Oh-la-la !!
Oh ! And for the beaders ... they have a Valentine Charm bracelet kit ... complete with rose, hearts, and cherub charms. Really nice !!
Bind-it-Alls : the special order Bind-it-Alls are here !!!
Well, that's all for now ... I have a lot to move around this afternoon so I'm out carefully & stay snug as a bug tonight !!

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