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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

CANADA !!! We love you ... !

Hello everyone !!
This Friday is Canada Day and I will be closed ... which makes this a very short week ... and I say "thank goodness" as we just got back from a very intense weekend in Toronto going 20 hours a day at 100 miles an hour !! I am pooped !! But since it is such a short week, I'm not going to have a lot of new stuff out this week ... I'll wait til next week.
But I do have a kit ... Baby Cards !
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These cards are perfect for new little people and their parents. The princess castle card also has a Birthday tag so it can be a birthday card for a little girl as well. The other two cards would work for a baby of either gender. Once again, the kits contain all the materials needed to make all three cards for $5. Leave a comment here or on the Facebook page if you want kits saved. And remember, you can still have them set aside if you can't get in for a few weeks ... I just put them in my file box.
And speaking of cards ... I am thinking about doing a card workshop later in July using the Lawn Fawn stamps ...you know, those super cute stamps that I love !! ... I will have more details soon but please let me know if any of you would be interested !!
Anyway, that's all I've got for you this week ... I'll try to get some things unpacked and put out ... a few fresh items.
Have a happy Canada Day !!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

First Week of Summer !

Hi everyone !
A nice sunny day ... and the first week of summer.
Here's what's new this week ...
KIT of the WEEK : The theme for this week's kit is Up Up and Away.
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The paper is from the Lime Twist collection from My Mind's Eye. I'll have the rest of it out for sale next week ... really fun stuff !! Anyway, there are 2 birthday cards and one multi purpose card ... all precut, stamped tags, ready to roll ... supplies for all three cards for $5. These cards would work for children. men, or women. Multi-multi purpose !! Leave a comment here or on Facebook if you want kits saved.
PAPER :
In celebration of summer ... summer paper !! Beautiful glittered sand castle paper, bright happy glittery sea life, beachballs, and soccer paper.
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* new Sizzix cutting dies, new Cuttlebug Embossing FOlders, gel pens, edge punches, Chalk Inks.
I have some of the paper left that was used in the kits the last few weeks ... lace patterned, fishing lures, cupcakes, ... just a few sheets of each so grab it now !!
BEADS : New beads called TILA beads from Miyuki, makers of delicas. These beads are flat and have 2 holes through them. I just played around a bit and put together (almost ... no clasps on it ...lol) this bracelet.
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I used three strands, Tila beads, and Delicas. Pretty easy !
I also strung them on a 3 strand necklace, just randomly with delicas and crystals, as a floating necklace. They worked well there too but I couldn't get a photo without blurring. :(

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Short & Sweet !

Hi everyone !!
This is going to be short & sweet this week ... I am soon heading out to the feedstore to box up 2000+ chicks so not as much will get done here this week !! But I am trying !!
KIT OF THE WEEK : This week's kit is birthday cards ... fun, bright, and cheerful !!
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I used some of the new Lime Twist line from My Mind's Eye ... paper & diecuts as well as an older paper from Pink Paislee that I thought was really pretty and vintage looking . (I just see that I mushed the cards in my bag this morning ... grrrr...) Anyway, the Cupcake card just shouts out birthday - good for anyone !! The Happy Day card is very simple but I think it is beautiful - I love the combination of the diecut, bright colours, and embossed paper. And last but not least, the lacy vintage style card ... flowers, lace, and a wavy banner ... soft & pretty. You get all the supplies for all 3 cards for $5. Leave a comment here or on the Facebook page if you want any kits saved !!
PAPER : I have more of the fishing lure paper that I used in last weeks cards. And also some other fishing and Dad paper if you are looking for some for Father's Day or just for the guys in your life !! A few of the Father's Day/ Masculine Birthday card kits are left too.
I have started making a few kits with the Fine & Dandy paper that I showed you last week ... soooo cute. The colours in that paper are great. And someone pointed out how great the BACKS of the paper were for scrapbooking ... and she is right !! Nice small patterns and great background designs !!
I also still have some Grad paper & accessories left ... soon be time for those !!
I also unpacked some new ribbon, a few mini albums, some Maya Road stuff, and Kaiser.
BEADS : Still have some of those great Father's Day bookmark kits ... easy for the kids to make. If Dad isn't a reader or uses an e-reader, you could always make the charm into a zipper pull or cellphone charm.
I unpacked some strands of beads ... really pretty ... as well as a bunch of replenished findings - swirly earrings, clasps, etc... The swirly earrings are selling fast again !!
Hope to see you this week ... and I'll be back on track next week ...*peep peep* ...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fine & Dandy ... "boy" cards ... magnets ... specials

Hello !!
Lots to talk about !!

BEADS :
* more magnetic clasps - the nice strong ones everyone likes !!
* replenished on the beautiful Chinese crystal rondelles in the new colours - they sold out quickly the first time !
* and more of the beautiful silver swirly pinch earrings as well as the Beadalon pinch earrings. The "silver swirlys" sold out in one day the first time !!

PAPER :
* Fine & Dandy by My Mind's Eye. This paper is C.U.T.E. !!! It hits all the fun themes ... flags, banners, birds, hearts, stars, numbers, sun & fluffy clouds, cherries (love!!), flowers ... oh so adorable !! The colours are great too - pinks, blues, greens, aquas, yellows ... Sweet !!! The paper is $1 sheet and also has matching stamps and diecuts. There is also some new twine from the Lime Twist line that would match beautifully ... white/pink, white/lime , etc ... Fresh & Adorable !!
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Kit of the Week ...
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This week the kit is for the boys !! There are 5 cards and 2 different combination kits ... every kit has a fishing themed card that has a reversible tag so it can be Father's Day OR birthday - you choose which way you want the tag to go !!
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Then there is a wildlife themed birthday card . Those cards are in every kit. The last card is crossword puzzle themed and some of them are for Dad's Day and some are birthday ... it's all marked on the kits. You choose whatever works best for you !! And of course, you can always add whatever tags you want to your cards ... they are yours !! Anyway, all the supplies for all 3 cards for $5.
* There's even a real fishing fly on the card ... barb & hook removed !!
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And now a bookmark kit for Dad ... with a choice of charms ... fishing Dad, goalie dad, hockey dad, motorcycle Dad, golf Dad, curling Dad ... your choice ... bookmark, jumpring, charm all for $1.75 !!!
SPECIALS !!!!! This week only ...
25% off all regular priced stamps
50% off all Frippery Jewelry Kits
wowzas !!!
So drop in, see some great stuff, save some money, have fun !! See you !!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

New Month, New Stuff !!

Hello !
Here it is another month ... and there is lots of new stuff to talk about !!
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First, here is the Kit of the Week ... wedding cards this week. All the pieces precut & hand stamped for 3 cards ... all for $5.
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And there's more for weddings ... great new embellishments from Making Memories ... charms & glittered tags. The tags come in packs of 50, perfect for invitations or thank yous. Photobucket
I also have some beautiful Bazzill cardstock that would make beautiful wedding cards . It is white embossed 12x12 cardstock in 3 different designs as well as a pearlized 8.5x11 cardstock embossed with butterflies. Beautiful !!
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Also paper from Fancy pants ... "Happy Together" ... beautiful blues, greens, aquas, and browns. Perfect for a wedding or anniversary album.
And then there is Graduation ... paper, tags, stickers, diecuts... lots to choose from !!
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Here is a little sample card using Stamping Bella's Sposabella stamp ... I think she's so cute !!
New stamps from Inkadinkadoo .
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Watercolour pencils ... I LOVE THESE !!! I have never liked colouring stamped images ... but I am coming around thanks to these gems !! You stamp your image, colour with the pencils (easy peasy !!) and then using a small paintbrush, you apply a little water ... it looks like you PAINTED the images. Crazy about them !!


And my new favourite item ...
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Craft Scrubbie from Ranger Ink ... this thing is amazing !! When I was stamping the tags for this week's cards, I managed to get my hands COVERED in black ink. I didn't want smudgy fingerprints on the white paper so i went to wash up. Ink doesn't always come off that well ... and it didn't this time. Then I remembered I had a craft Scrubbie so I opened up and tried it. INK WAS GONE IMMEDIATELY !! I was amazed !!! You will love this product !!

BEADS :
* 3.5mm suede lace in various colours ... even pink !!
* new cathedral beads, also in AB colours - so pretty !!
* more tiny peacock flats ... beautiful !!
* tricuts & pear shapes
* new bracelets & bezels - fill with whatever you wish !!
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* coloured Beadalon
* restocked : non-tarnish silver wire, magnetic clasps, memory wire, tools
* Pinch Bail Pliers ... easily close those pinch bails.
* Beadalon earrings ... these are so easy !! Simply take drops that are drilled through the top, squeeze the bail, and VOILA !! A beautiful earring !!
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(sorry the picture is so blurry ... you get the idea !!)
NOTE : there has been a BIG increase in sterling silver prices. The last bags of leverback earrings I unpacked were $10 more per bag !! So I have a few bags left at the old price ... if you use them often, this would be the time to snatch them up !!

And that's just some of the new stuff !!! Drop in !!