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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Hello !!!

Hi everyone !
I am finishing the last of the scrapbook/paper renovation and am happy to see the end. In November I will start re-organizing the beads & supplies . Looking forward to that too !

SALE !!! So in the process of rearranging & sorting, I have found "stuff" ... "stuff" that needs to find a new home so I have a 40% off table.
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There are Melissa Frances chipboard books starting at $2.50 (so that would be only $1.50 ... do them up to make great little gifts !!) , stickers, rub ons, chipboard shapes & letters, flowers, kits, ... and whatever else gets added before Thursday !!! A 7 Gypsies Binderie Punch ... I love mine !! And remember, chipboard letters can be inked, sprayed, painted, glittered, or covered to be whatever colours you wish, so if they are cheap enough - buy them !!

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So now all the rub ons, stickers, die cuts, etc... are sorted into bins. I could not stand those spinners !!! They always bumped into things on the table so they are gone !! I think it is easier to leaf through bins. I hope you think so too !! There are just too many to peg and hang.

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All the 12x12 cardstock is now in boxes in the first room by the patterned paper so you can match it up. It is all in boxes and sorted by colour. And it is still 65 cents a sheet or 50 cents if you purchase 20+. I would love to have it all in racks but racks are sooooo expensive and I would rather buy more paper ...;) !!! ( the 8.5 x 11 is also sorted in a rack in that room ... 50 cents a sheet or 40 cents if you purchase 20+) And yes, the 20+ price can be assorted colours.
Photobucket All the mini albums are together, all the albums are together, and the refill pages have all congregated on a shelf too !!
Photobucket Brads, Bling, and Buttons all in cozy little baskets, hanging out together in one spot !!!
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All the little odds'n'ends ... bits'n'bobs ... that make projects so fun are stretched out flea market style at the back. Browse the little bowls, tins, and trays, picking up lots of little treasures !! No need to buy a whole package if you just want a few !!



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All the packaging products together in one spot ... tags, jewelry boxes, gift bags, Chinese boxes, Pouches ...
Photobucket Ribbon, wire, cords, hemp ... in the same spot. Soon all the stringing supplies will also be in that same area. Soon !
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KIT OF THE WEEK !! I didn't think I would have time to get one done this week ... but I really wanted one so I put together a fairly easy Christmas kit this week ... 3 cards with everything pre-cut , pre-stamped, and ready to assemble ... and this time it includes as a BONUS the dimensionals needed to assemble the cards. Just in case some of you don't use them ... I really want you to see the difference. Yes, it's true ... I dimensionals ... !!!



BEADS : I am in the process of getting all the parts for the Christmas earrings & pendants ... watch for them in the next few weeks. Swarovski Crystal Christmas trees, pearl snowmen, crystal angels ... and maybe something else (I am trying !!) . They all make great gifts !! And all well under $10 per kit !!

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I have some great little organizational containers for beaders.


SILVER PLATED EAR WIRES : I am out of stock and so is my supplier !! YIKES !! But they are expecting more at the end of this week and will ship them out to me first thing next week. So sorry for the delay !!
PAPER :

* organizational items ... ribbon holders, and unmounted stamp baskets with refills. (love these !)

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* Photobucket Echo park "Season's Greetings" .... I used it in this week's kits. The photo doesn't do it justice ... the colours are rich and very vintage. Gorgeous !!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

More Hallowe'en Goodies ... have to get them out of my system !!

Hi everyone !!
I have more Hallowe'en goodies ... I just love Hallowe'en so much and I can't stop !!! But next week I promise I will be on to Christmas projects ... and I have some super cute ones lined up !!
So ... let's get started !!
KIT OF THE WEEK ... okay, there are 4 !!! I told you I love Hallowe'en !
1. Candy Tubes ... $5 ... supplies (except candy !!) to make 3 candy tubes ... paper, labels, ribbon, and tubes. I think this has potential as a Christmas project too !
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*** Candy Tubes are SOLD OUT ***
2. Treat Bags ... I put mine out from last year & had lots of requests so .... here they are !! Every kit will be different - I raided my stash of Hallowe'en goodies ! So you will get paper, stamped tags, tag backers, and bags for 6 little treat bags for $5. You supply the candy corn !
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3. Gift Bag/Treat bags ... $5 ... you will get all the supplies to make a big gift bag as well as a large treat bag. And as a bonus, you'll get 2 small embossed treat bags, ready to fill !!
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4. NO FRILLS CARD KIT ... this is a quick project that is quick for me to assemble, quick for you to make, and inexpensive ! You get all the supplies but no photo or directions BUT they are super easy cards. AND you get SIX cards for $6 !! You'll get 6 cards, 6 background papers, 6 cardstock mats, and 6 stamped focal images. Just mat the images, adhere the background paper to the card, and attach the focal image ... I would suggest you use dimensionals for the best effect !! Ta Da !
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Some of the kits are in limited supply so let me know if you want any saved !!
And now for other news ...
BEADS : I have been unpacking a BIG box of beads and just received another today. So far I have lots of beautiful Dragon's Blood Jasper, Red Creek Jasper, African Map Jasper, and Labradorite in varying shapes and sizes ... small beads to pendant size !!
I am restocked on non-tarnish silver wire as well as stringing wire.
Lots of 8"strands of new firepolished and glass beads ... beautiful !!
And here are a few more things ... wire guardians, crimp covers, crimp tubes, neckchains, freshwater pearls, glass letter beads, containers. And more to come !!
PAPER : Today I re-do the ribbon section and the "Let's Get Messy" section !! Look for new Ranger products and fun glitters, embossing powders, and more.
And speaking of Ranger products ... here's a quick little project I did using the large Ranger manilla tags , Distress Inks, a few stamps, and some torn fabric strips. It was a lot of fun !!
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I made up a few tags of the fabric strips as well as a beautiful brad, a Tim Holtz paper clip, and glass letters to spell BOO ... all to embellish your Hallowe'en projects !! $2.50 per card.
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And I have a few of the embossed black tags left over from the kits. These are the Ranger black tags run through an embossing folder ... make your own or buy them already made. $1.99 for a bundle of 4.
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I am also constantly adding new products to the paper/scrapping sections ... and I think a box of Tim Holtz products just arrived .... hopefully I will have time to get it unpacked !! oooohhh ... I just peeked ... Grunge Books, more Adornments (good since I sold out of the Hallowe'en ones), Tissue Wrap and more. I also know that a box of his District Market product has also been shipped !!!! That means tote bags, note cards, journals ... yay !!
Well ... that's it for now ... I'll add as I get things unpacked & finished up. Stop in this week and see all the fun stuff !!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Almost there .....

UPDATE : Just unpacked 12x12 Christmas paper pads form DCWV ... special price $19.99 ... cost per sheet ? Depending on which pad you choose anywhere from 11 cents per sheet for the lighter paper to 38 cents for the heavy foiled paper. A great bargain. Excellent for Christmas cards & crafts.
Also Christmas cameos from Webster's ... only $1 each. Pretty !!!
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Hi !
Hope everyone had a good long weekend and enjoyed a little turkey or pie ... or whatever makes you say "yum".

I spent the weekend working on the store and I am pleased ... a lot was accomplished !! I have added 6 sheets of pegboard and 5oo peg hooks in the last two weeks !! And I have now officially run out of peg hooks so that's all I can do until I get more !! (But ... don't tell anyone ... I also ran out of energy so I wasn't all that sad to reach the bottom of the box !!)
So ... there is still a week or two of work left and then the scrapbooking part will be done !! I'll start the beads in November ... I need a weekend in between !!

I have finished the following sections ...
1. Sizziz & Cuttlebug wall
2. 8.5x11 paper rack
3. all patterned paper in the same room
4. stamp wall ... all stamps together except for a few baskets of little ones.
5. Christmas stamp wall ... and the counter below is where you will find all the inks,Photobucket markers, cleaners, and stamp blocks.
6. "Creativity Wall" ... this is where you will find all the products from 7 Gypsies, Tim Holtz, Pink Paislee/House of Three, Maya Road, Canvas Corp, Ranger, and Heidi Swapp. There is also a "Mistables" section with all the new Pink Paislee products that can be inked and misted. Next week I will have a shelving unit of all the Ranger, Tattered Angels, and other products that you need to get messy, right beside all the Ranger papers, tags, foils, and canvas.
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The Canvas Corp products are new ... actually the company is new to me anyway. They carry wonderful Chalkstock ... yep, chalkboard paper !! ... in sheets as well as tags. I also have their cork, corrugated products, tags, tissuestock, mini envelopes, mini bags, clothespins, and hemp & twine. Lots of fun products !!
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7. Adhesives and Punches ... all organized and together !
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So I am pretty happy ! I have an embellishment area to do as well as the "Flea Market" of goodies and a scrapbooking/jewelry cross over section. And organizing the 12x12 cardstock. Then a big sigh of relief and I will start revamping the beads. Exciting !!


BEADS : the silver non tarnish wire has arrived ... I'll dig it out this afternoon. And I promise I'll be back on "bead track" in a week or so. New products and projects then. In the meantime, don't forget to pick up a few skull beads for some Hallowe'en earrings !!

PAPER : I also have some new paper products this week ... actually quite a few ! There are new items from Tim Holtz, 7 Gypsies, Maya Road, Pink Paislee Mistables, Tim Holtz Kraftcore cardstock, and new stamps. New embellishments in the paper room. New Sizzix. hmmm .... I can't even remember it all.

I just put out Jillibean Soup's new Christmas Eve Chowder line. This is a really fun whimsical Christmas series ... pinks, reds, greens ... penguins, flowers, trees, words ... loads of giggles !! Unity Stamp Co even has a matching penguin stamp.
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More Hallowe'en paper ...Retro style paper from Karen Foster as well as gorgeous flocked black on kraft from My Mind's Eye.
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KIT OF THE WEEK : And , speaking of flocked Hallowe'en paper .. that's what I used in this week's kit. The kit is 3 cards ... all the materials precut, stamped, and ready to use ... for $5. I know some of you are not fans of Hallowe'en ... bear with me ... there will probably be a few more kits and then back to Christmas !! I just can't resist ... Hallowe'en is my FAVOURITE !!!
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( I just realized that one of the cards is like the one I did last year ... OOPS ... just give it to someone else this year !! )
And here are a few banners for you before I go ... the top banner is made with a Pink Paislee kit ... just $5.99 ... and I added black cardstock, tulle, and a few crystals and sparkly bits. The second is a kit I designed last year and I have a few kits left. Banner Kits are SOLD OUT.

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Well, that's it ... I must go clean up the boxes and debris ... have a good week and hope to see you !!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Another Week & More Changes ...

Hi !! Well here we are at the Thanksgiving weekend ... hard to believe it's here already !!
So by then end of today ... whenever that happens !! ... I will have filled a wall in the first room with accessories to the paper that is in the racks ... stickers, brads, die cuts, embellishments. So you can choose your paper & then see what is available to go with it. The stamps are being moved - all of them - to a bigger space at the back of the store . They will all be in one place ... and by next weekend the ink & all the stamping supplies will be there too. For this week , there will be boxes in the back ... Maya Road ... waiting to move to a new spot. Sorry ... can only get so much done each week. I am looking forward to an extra day this weekend to borrow someone a little stronger than I am to help me move the shelves and tables. Next week it should all come together !!!
Here is the Kit of the Week !! It's a gift bag and 4 gift tags.
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There are 4 different gift bags ... if you want a kit saved, let me know which one you would prefer.
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The supplies - precut & prestamped- for the bag & tags are the usual $5. Maybe you should collect all four ? !!

And here's a few quick Hallowe'en projects ... they are made using the Tim Holtz Hallowe'en Words stamp (he also has a Christmas one) . The first is on a decorated gift bag while the second is stamped right on a plain paper lunch bag. Both would be pretty great filled with treats !!
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I am working on a Hallowe'en banner and will post pictures as soon as I finish it ... it's really cute and quick. The basis of it is a Pink Paislee kit for $5.99 and I just added some black cardstock, tulle, and a few crystals. I like it !!
Well ... that's it for this week . I need to get those two walls done and package up this week's kit. By next week the paper renos will be done and I will start on renovating the bead area. I also have a few great projects up my sleeve for the beaders !!!
Hope you all have a good long weekend and a great turkey dinner ... enjoy a piece of pumpkin pie too !!!