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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

End of march !

EDIT ... Just unpacked 17 brand new just released sets of embossing folders from Sizzix ... and they are cuter than cute !!! Birds, flowers, swirls ... and more !! This month has flown by ... and I still haven't dug out all the sale items like I was planning to . So ! I just brought out more new product and kits ... next week maybe. LOL ! So here goes ... BEADS ... here's a new kit for this week. It is "Deep Blue Sea Bracelet" ... a mixture of crystals, cathedral beads, fire polished beads, rhinestone studded rondelles, and sparkly little spacers. I think it's quite pretty (if I do say so myself !!). The kit with all supplies is $8.50. Photobucket And I have more kits made like last weeks ... just slight variations. One kit is matte glass like last week - looks like sea glass - and the other kit is shiny glass - bright and summery. I will have more of the matte pink beads in next week if you prefer the original version. Photobucket There will be a big order of beads arriving in the next few weeks as well as a visit from my semi-precious supplier ... exciting !! I also have 2 kits ... more coming ... of this older favourite. The Olive Green Bracelet and earrings set. $12 for all the supplies. Photobucket PAPER ... The card kit this week has something for all ages ! Airplanes & flowers, buttons & brads ! Get all the supplies for all 3 cards for $5. Photobucket And what's new ? Well, * Graphic 45 ... "Once Upon a Springtime" ... fairies & bunnies ... really cute ! Photobucket *Panorama : sepia coloured paper with all modes of transportation ... everything from balloons to cars ... great for masculine projects. Photobucket *WeR Memory Keepers : "Peep" Easter Bunny ... adorable pink bunnies with FLOCKED TAILS !! A bit pricier than most paper because of the flocking but so worth a sheet for Easter cards & layouts. Photobucket * Echo Park : "Little Girl" Betty Bird with cute little birds in happy colours ... great for spring. *My Mind's Eye : Alphabet Soup kits in boy and girl versions. Really cute ... animals and fun bright themes. Each kit is $9.99 and contains 9 sheets of double sided paper and a sheet of accessories. Great for kids !! Photobucket * Luminarte : Twinkling H2O ...shimmering watercolour sets ... apply with a brush or sponge to paper, clay, canvas, papier mache, chipboard, stone, wood ... even EASTER EGGS !!! Hmmm ... So ... that's what's on tap this week . Drop in and check it out ! See you soon !!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Out with the Old ... in with the new !!

Hello !
I am thinking spring cleaning ... time to clear stuff out ... and get more !! So in the next few weeks I will be going through the store , gathering things that have been here too long ... so watch for a sale !! Then when that stuff is gone ... NEW STUFF !!! I have lots of new product & no room for it as well as lots of pre-orders on their way ... so time to make room.
So what's new this week ?

Well ... in Beads ... how about a kit for a summer bracelet ?
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This is the Easy Breezy Summer Bracelet ... the kit is $6.99 and includes everything you need - everything - beads, spacers, wire, crimps, findings, crimp covers, and instructions. An easy way to kick off your summer jewelry collection !!
And ... I will have some new strands of multi-size pearls as well as new metal spacer beads.
I also have a new line of metalized beads. That means they are acrylic coated with metal. Now why would this be good ? Well, the beads are actually coated with sterling silver ... excellent for people with allergies. They give you the look of sterling but are affordable . They are also light - very important as some of the beads are quite chunky- solid sterling silver would be very heavy and extremely expensive. They come in 2 finishes - bright silver and antique silver. The antique has a very good long lasting coating on them as well. They are really attractive beads and it is a line I will be expanding. Now to get something made with them !!

And in Paper ...
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new stamps from Technique Tuesday, Impression Obsession , Maya Road, and We R Memory Keepers. Chipboard binders from Maya Road as well as ribbon, trinkets, zipper trim, and chipboard cameos. Punches. New Spellbinders Nestabilities. Ribbon - crepe, lace, roses, dotted ... More packages of staple colours of 8.5 x 11 Bazzill smooth cardstock - white, cream, kraft ... only $6.99 for packages of 25 sheets.
And TAPE !!! You know how you make a beautiful card only to see it a few days later ... and the front has fallen off ?!! So much of the scrapbooking tape is not sticky enough. Well I have a solution !!! ATG tape. Two sided tape that is VERY sticky !! I have it in 1/2 wide rolls in two sizes ... 36yards for $3.99 and 60 yards for $5.99. Good value, great tape !!
And here is this week's kit ... $5 for 3 cards ...
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Well, that's it for me this week. Stop in !!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy St. Paddy's !!

Hello !
More new stuff ...
Paper : Little Boy from Echo Park - really cute cheerful paper. Airplanes, cars, buttons, sailboats and stars. All in great primary colours. There are even sheets of solid colours to match !! Stickers too !!
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Family Keepsake from We R Memory Keepers. This paper is all about family and home. The colours are wonderful - olives, salmon/rust, yellow. The series includes 12 x 12 paper and some of that is divided in 6x6 squares. There are also stickers & stamps. The stamps are a great deal ... only $1.50 each.
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Beads : more strands being unpacked, new cord, wire, tools.
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Here is a bracelet & earrings that I made this past week. The bracelet is a memory wire bracelet but I used mostly lampwork beads , pearls, and crystals. The earrings are lampwork and crystals.
KIT OF THE WEEK : a card kit ... 3 cards ... 2 birthday and one any occasion. The prestamped, precut pieces are all there for all three cards for $5. This kit uses the shabby chic papers of Stella & Rose from My Mind's Eye .
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Here it is March ...

Hello !!
Here it is March ... already !!
So ... what's new this week ?? Only the most beautiful sparkly stuff on earth !!
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New Stickles ... 9 new amazing colours .
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And GORGEOUS sparkly paper from Best Creations. This paper is wonderful - it is super heavy, beautiful colours, and the glitter DOES NOT COME OFF !!! I used some in this week's kit - I couldn't resist. I'll be ordering more colours soon ...
And speaking of this week's kit - here it is !
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A "Medley of Cards" ... a Thank You card, A Birthday card, and a Good Luck card. I wanted to do something for St. Patrick's day but that seemed quite limiting so I decided to use the sparkly green paper, the new FRINGE SCISSORS, and the sparkly shamrocks for a Good Luck card appropriate for any occasion calling for a little extra luck !! You get the pre-cut, hand stamped pieces to make all three cards for just $5.
I also have a whole stack of 8.5x11 cardstock in beautiful spring brights. Perfect for cards.
Ooohhh ... almost forgot ... little Easter stamps as well !!
In Bead World I am filling a tray with large metalized beads. These beads are great ... they are coated with sterling silver but are light ... perfect for long necklaces. They come in great shapes & sizes and would be beautiful mixed with chain sections and a few links of beads. Super project !!
And speaking of chain ... there's new chain ... great fancy designs.
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Hope to see you this week !!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March is National Craft Month ??? Who Needs It ?!!

Seriously !! The month of March is National Craft Month in the US and Canada ... but I say who needs it ??!! A month for crafting ?? HA ! We are all hardcore crafters here ... a month will never do !! We celebrate the "art of craft" and the plain old joy that comes from it EVERY month. Heck. Every week. Every day !! I can't just celebrate crafting for one month - it's a part of who I am and what makes me happy ... every week !!! So let' s just go to it ... and craft !!
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I have the Kit of the Week for you ... three lovely floral birthday cards. And I am sure you realize that you can replace the birthday tags with any occasion tags you want. You can flip the paper over, mix up the colours, whatever ... as long as it makes you happy !! SO you get all the materials precut for three cards for $5.
And I am actually getting ahead on the weekly kits ... I have ideas stacked up for several weeks ... so that means more samples, more projects, and jewelry kits in the month ahead !!
I am also planning a kit that involves a little experimenting ... and setting up a table with lots of inks, sprays, etc in the store on a Saturday morning so that you can come and experiment. More on that in the next few weeks.
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(The papers are actually NOT blurry in real life ...!!)
This week I have a beautiful line of papers form My Mind's Eye called Stella and Rose. It has several different "families" so the papers are feminine, some are masculine, the colours are varied and gorgeous. The paper is very thick and good quality. There is something for everyone !! And there are some great add-ons - labels, tags, titles, journalling cards, etc... I can see lots of fun projects from this line !!
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New stamps from Stampavie, Inkadinkadoo, and Stampendous ... birthday & sympathy sentiments, teddy bears, lighthouses, ...
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Beads ... well I have 2 boxes of beads to open and price this week !! Exciting !!
So far there has been lots of vials of new beads, metalized beads, wire, findings galore, fire polished strands, and ... somewhere ... new chain !!
So I am going back to unpacking ... there are lots more new things to come out of the boxes. Drop in !!