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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Changes !!

Hi everyone !!
Well it has been a busy and loooooong month !! But I am starting to see the "fruits of my labours" ... and no I don't mean the bruises, cuts, hives, and bumps I seem to have accumulated !!! I am a bad mover and it seems every shelf I move, every box I carry , I end up with a bruise, a smashed knuckle, whatever !! Klutz !! But the changes are now starting to be visible and I am thrilled !!
So here is a quick peek and a preview of what is to come.
All the patterned paper is now in the first room ... cardstock will soon be moved in there too. Here are the racks ... waiting for NEW paper ! Yes, over 150 new papers will be put in today & tonight. I am also hoping to get the accessories out as well but I am not sure .. we'll see !!
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Stamps ... new Christmas stamps ... wood mounted & cling stamps. Really beautiful !! Adorable little $1.99 stamps from Inkadinkadoo ... dogs, deer, kittens, birds ... sooooo cute !!PhotobucketPhotobucket
Sizzix & Cuttlebug ... now finally all on display !! The "Wall of Embossing & Die Cutting" !!! I am just waiting for a delivery this afternoon of peg hooks so I can finish !! And there are plenty of new ones too ... lots of embossing plates for Christmas !
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6x6 Paper Pads ... lots of new ones ... My Mind's Eye, Jilli Bean Soup, Simple Stories, and We R Memeory Keepers. Themes ? Christmas, baby, Hallowe'en, pets, everyday !!
The back area of the store will have a new enlarged section for Tim Holtz/7 Gypsies/Maya Road/ and Heidi Swapp. There will also be an adhesives section, a tool section, and then a lot of fun embellishments, available in pkgs and individually flea market style. There will also be a paint & ink section with all the products you need to GET MESSY !!!
And then the beads ... they will be rearranged with an area for all chain/cord/wire as well as ribbon. The bead area will be revamped & rearranged as well as added to ... I have BOXES of beads & findings to get packaged and put out. The crystal Christmas earrings & pendants will soon be out for sale as well. All this should happen by the end of October !!!
But ... the one thing I could not squeeze in this week was a kit ... there was no time. Next week I will still have more renovating to do (it's a bit never ending now that I have started!!) but I will have a day to make kits - so back on schedule next week !! And I hope to be able to come up with another workshop soon ...
But in the meantime, drop in to see ALL THE NEW product !!
*** Just unpacked Simple Stories "25 Days of Christmas" ... it is amazing !!! You will wan tthis paper ... in a bad way !! (I am trying so hard not to take it all home ...lol!!)

Monday, September 26, 2011

What was I thinking ????

here is a picture Monday afternoon of the boxes I have unpacked so far ...
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More boxes to go !!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

And Progress is being Made !!

Hi!
I have been moving, lugging, dumpster-ing, unpacking ... all week & weekend ... and I am getting there !! You won't see much change this week ... it's all "behind the scenes" but hopefully next week there will be an expanded room and a new wall display of Cuttlebug & Spellbinders. "All in the fullness of time" ... as an old friend used to say !! Anyway, I am excited to be this close to change happening !
So ... I haven't had much time for samples or putting out new product but I will see what I can do today. Fingers crossed !! But I do have this for you ...
KIT OF THE WEEK !
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Christmas Cards II ... more cards using that wonderful Graphic 45 paper (I can't get away from it !!). So the usual ... supplies for 3 cards for $5. Last week I sold out in a day so let me know if you want a kit saved. Check out the cute little vintage style jingle bells !!
PAPER :
* Stamps from Hampton House to match the Graphic 45 paper ... both Christmas Emporium & ABC Primer.
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These stamp sets are a great deal ... Only $9.99 a set and each package contains between 6 and 8 stamps ... see, a deal !! The designs are really cute and offer lots of opportunity for colouring or not. They can be combined or used singly. Really great sets !!
Here are a few cards I made with the Christmas sets ...
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* Spellbinders ... Nestabilities (butterfly circles, picot edge circles, star circles, tear drop circles, flower pots, postage stamp)... Shapeabilities (nested butterflies, spiral blossom 1 and 2, create a flake, holiday tags, daisy flower topper, holly motifs & accents, ironworks motifs & accents, lace doily motifs & accents) ... Edgeabilities (petal, ric rac, scallop, triple scallop) ... Labels 22 & 23 ... Boxes (square bracket). There is also a big box of embossing plates and more dies on its way in the next few days !! I don't have room to put them out until next week but you are welcome to rummage in the box !!
* Stampavie Christmas Stamps ... super cute !! (Tina Wenke & Penny Johnson)
* more Hallowe'en paper being put out today
* and possibly more Christmas paper ... hopefully !!
BEADS :
* Still unpacking the boxes from last week. As the week goes on I should have more weighed & bagged up ... there are lots of new metal beads, some new clasps, more cellphone charms, and more wire. Did you see the great colours of aluminum wire that I put out last week ?! Lots of possibilities there.
* I came upon a stash of odds'n'ends when I was rearranging shelves ... I will do up some bargain bags this week. Also, there seems to be a bunch of wooden beads in the box ... I'll let you know what I dig out !!

I have a stack of CAPS Cookbooks for sale ... they are a great little recipe books of submitted ( tried & true) recipes and they are selling for only $5 !!! All proceeds go to the Companion Animal Protection Society. I am adding them to Christmas gifts this year !! Pick yours up here.

Hope to see you all this week !!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fresh Start !!

Hi everybody !!
Well my groove is back (yay !!) & I am ready for a wonderful fall season !! There are going to be changes here ... starting this week ... more new product, better organization, different displays, and hopefully lots of new samples !! Some of my new shelving has arrived and I have started the L-O-N-G process of rearranging the store ... (chanting to myself "A voyage of 1000 miles starts with a single step" - I think it translates roughly to " A complete renovation starts with moving one shelf ..." ). So many boxes of great things have arrived ... I am working like crazy to get it all out for you !! So let's get started !!!
KIT OF THE WEEK : Yes ! It's Photobucketback ! And this time it is Christmas cards.
The cards are made with Graphic 45's Christmas Emporium paper ... the cards are really simple because I couldn't bring myself to cover up much of the paper - it's too nice !! One of the cards is absolutely plain - just the paper on the front, so I decorated the inside with a liner & trim.
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You'll get all that in your kit. The images in the kits vary but they are all wonderful ! Kit makes 3 cards and includes all the supplies for $5.
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While I was using the paper for the cards, I decided to use it to make one of the Graphic 45 Kraftboard Alterable Art Boxes ... this was a really fun project and actually quite simple ... just measure a flap, cut the paper, adhere, and move on to the next part. I am already planning my next one - the smaller square version - using ABC Primer also from Graphic 45. Then something Hallowe'en ... hmmm ...
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Here's the outside of the box ...
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... open the flap ...
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... and inside is a mini accordian album ...
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... take the album out ...
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... lots of room for photos & journalling . But what's that behind the album ??

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Why, Santa of course !!
Oh ! And I was able to get more of the Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium paper as well as their ABC Primer. It sold out the first time in 2 days !! Don't wait too long !!
* also new ...
Bo Bunny - Father Christmas, Blitzen, and etcetera
Teresa Collins - Christmas Home
Authentique - Wonder
Basic Grey - Nordic Holiday
... and I am still unpacking !!

BEADS :
* Beautiful new aluminum wire in 16 fun colours. 30' of 18 gauge for $1.99.
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* New hemp - also in great colours - 10lb, 20lb, all the way up to 48lb. Available in cones as well as in mini tri-packs and carded assortments. Also some amazing variegated hemp.
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* new tools ... collapsible eye needles, beeswax, needle cases, threaders ... all at great prices. (Think "stocking stuffers" !!)
* Nymo Thread in various sizes and in big & small spools.
* Lots more beautiful Delica beads.
* Swarovski Astral Pink crystals ... a gorgeous pinky orange ... or is it orangey pink ...??
* Swarovski pearls in packages in sizes from 3mm to 10mm.
* Sterling Silver findings ... lobster claws, long shepherd hooks, ballhead pins, bails in lots of sizes and styles, jumprings.
* Jingle bells ... silver, gold, vintage.
* a whole other box yet to be unpacked !!!
RIBBON :
oodles of satin double faced ribbon ... by the yard & by the spool.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Where is my groove ??? And when will I get it back ???

Hi folks !!
Boy, another week of falling behind ... what is going on ?? Last week was a disaster, this week had a "holiday" that is actually a wood piling day (wahoo !! ) , and then I'm not sure what happened ... but I am waaaaaay behind and looking at a stack of boxes that could reach the moon. So here goes ...
PAPER :
This week I am featuring the Christmas paper from Imaginisce again as I was hardly open last week !! It is really cute & comes with some really sweet accessories and mini stamps.
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I also have a mini album made from the paper ... and did get some kitted !! The kit is $14.95 .
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Good news about Graphic 45 ... next week I will have a whole bunch more of the Christmas Emporium & ABC Primer paper lines ... the first order sold out in less than 3 days !! And it may be featured in an upcoming kit ... just sayin' ...

I also have 5 boxes to unpack so you can be sure there will be "new stuff" this week !!

KITS : ... like I said, I have a few of the Imaginisce Christmas Mini Albums kits ... $14.95.
BEADS : ... not sure what I have !! I have a BIG box to unpack this afternoon and then a "mega-order" on the way !! Exciting !!

And I am working on the next workshop as well as a redo of the store ... so many things, so little time ... that's life I guess !! Better embrace it !
Have a great week & hope to see you !!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Helloooooo !!

I'm back & open for business !!! See you !