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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lots to See !!

Hi everyone !!
Blogger has changed their format ... let's see how I make out with this post !! I am not much of an eager "changer" !! (OOOOH ... but I see I can "strike out" words now ... always wanted to be able to do that !!)
There are lots of photos this week ... so I apologize if you are on dial up ... I was going to post some pictures from my almost complete work space at home but will wait til next week (or whenever there are fewer photos). And that leads me to this ... CARD KITS ARE BACK !!! (yay ... I am so happy to be back in that groove !!)
So let's see what's new !
BEADS :
* Stainless steel wire. This is exciting because :
1. it never changes colour.
2. it is great for people with allergies.
3. it comes in round, half round, and square as well as many sizes.
4. it has a bit of an industrial or vintage colour.
* BULK crimp TUBES. In the past, I could only get the small packs from Beadalon. Now I have bags of 1000 for only $12.99 !!
* Antique Brass findings ... headpins, earwires, extenders, jump rings, etc.
 JEWELRY KIT OF THE WEEK ...
I love these earrings , mainly because of the beads. They are Unicorn Beads. The beads are handmade from borosilicate glass and are gorgeous. They are almost luminous. So the kits this week include the Unicorn dice beads and all the other necessary supplies as well as a picture for $5. This is actually a bargain as the beads alone are $4.50 !! But when they are gone, they are gone ! I will not be stocking them as the price has increased significantly.
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* Prima ...
... lovely chipboard embellishements. I used them in the card kits and love them ! You can buy packages of them for $5.99 or buy individual pieces ... whichever you choose !
gorgeous butterflies. ... mini stamps. Only $2.29 pkg. I think these little stamps are great ! Look at the beautiful ship as well as all the other designs.
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* more stamps from Unity Stamp Company ( love the sheep & monkey !!), Imaginisce minis, Ranger Dylusions from artist Diane Reaveley ( I love these stamps and can just imagine them coloured in or paper pieced !!)
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* more HoneyPOP honeycomb paper in rainbow (sold out last week !) as well as magenta.
* more Smash accessories
* more hand dyed crinkle ribbon. I did some in pinks & roses.
* Words to the Rescue stamps ... perfect for Birthday cards & Sympathy cards ... and check out those beautiful Prima butterflies !!
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* and I found a few card kits from past weeks when I was going through boxes ... so check the green basket in the first room.
Here are a few samples I made this week ...
- using She Art by Christi Tomlinson for Pink Paislee ... I used the 6x6 paper, rubons, and the diecuts to make some really quick cards ! Photobucket
- using the new Inkadinkado Stamps ... peacock done in chalk inks and also embellished with Stickles as wellas the leaf stamp as a background using chalk inks on one and Versamark Watermark ink on the other for a tone on tone look ... Photobucket Photobucket

CARD KIT OF THE WEEK !!
This week's card kit is all about adding collage pieces and embellishments. Sometimes a little "somethin' somethin' " just adds so much ! The kit uses paper from Graphic 45 Little Darlings  and Pink Paislee London Market as well as embellishments from Prima, Maya Road, and Pink Paislee. You get the supplies and instructions, precut & ready to assembled, for all three cards for $5.

work So there is something for everyone ... hopefully ! Hope to see you all !!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fun Fun !!

Hi everyone !
I have been busy unpacking boxes and I am expecting several more by next week ... let's see what's new so far !
JUST IN !!!
* Honey pops RAINBOW honeycomb paper !!
* K&Co beautiful Travel dimensional stickers ... think shells, seahorses, lighthouses ...
* A beautiful set of sentiments for Sympathy Cards
* mini stamps
*Unity Stamp Co. stamps
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* new paper from Amy Tangerine for American Crafts ... this is such fun paper ! The colours are gorgeous and full of life . Pinks, oranges, aquas, greens with a nice dose of black & white. It is lively and joyful. There are all also 6x6 pads of these papers and some great diecuts.
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This one reminds me so much of Zentangle. Do you know Zentangle ? It is a new doodling craze. Google it ! Anyway, think Doodle Art. This would be fun to colour in with Copics or other markers !
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* Inkadinkado stamps ... more fo the green stamps that we all underestimated last Christmas. remember those ? They look chunky and ... well, weird and cheap, I guess if I am being honest ... BUT when you stamp with them you get a TERRIFIC image with lots of details. Once I made samples with the Christmas ones, they sold out in a day. So I am excited to take these home & experiment. I really love the peacock ( already thinking STICKLES !!), the leaf silhouettes are amazing, and the Old Coins hold some intersting possibilities . AND the sets are only $3.50 each !! B.A.R.G.A.I.N.
* Ranger ...
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new Collage Glue Sticks , Craft Nib Holder, Specialty Stamping Paper as well as some new-to-me/replenished products ... more Distress Stains, more Distress Crackle paint, more Alcohol Inks, more Archival ink pads, Cut'n'Dry Foam, Mister Bottles, ... Why all this Ranger stuff ???? Well, I just finished an on line class and I am PUMPED to make some fun samples using the techniques I learned and the Ranger products. And I think when you see them, you'll want them too !!
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* Tim Holtz ... new Waterbrushes as well as a new Sizzix Decorative Strip Die "Tattered Flower Garland". I also ordered in some of his older classic stamp sets.
* Bazzill Honeycomb cardstock ... new colour.
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* great punch ... love the shape & the scalloped edge !
* 8.5x11 photo sleeve holders
* X-Press It Blending paper (for Copic) ... packages of 10 sheets for $6.49.
BEADS :
**** By the way ... did anyone buy a Butterfly Dreams necklace kit and NOT get instructions ??? I have discovered that I completely forgot to add instructions to some of them . So sorry ! let me know & I will get you the instructions . Duh. ****
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* still unpacking ... new seedbead mixes, metal beads, cords, strands of beads, crystals...
* expecting another big order next week !
JEWELRY KIT OF THE WEEK :
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Fun Swingy Earrings !
These earrings are nice and long (to give you a nice long neck !!) and feature lovely lampwork beads. get the supplies & a picture for $3.
I also have these longer ear wires in sterling silver for those of you who have metal allergies. They are $5.99 a pair but the really nice thing about these earwires is that the beaded piece can be slid on & off ... you'll only need one pair and can change the dangles !!

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So ... that's it for now ! Stop in ... I hope to see you !
P.S. I have extened the sale on the TimHoltz Giftware & Cases ... 40% off ... the purses are all gone...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Hello !

Well a little snow & that was Easter ! A bit of a surprise from the bunny !
Last week was a funny week ... split into two. This week will be more like I'm used to !
So let's see ... what did I want to tell you this week ?
PAPER : There was lots of great new things last week ... and more this week !

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*I have a bit of Easter paper left ... 50 cents per sheet ! Get your Easter pages done for your albums. Embellishments are 40% off. (Does not apply to lay-aways)
* see the sales at the bottom of this post ... Tim Holtz ...
* and speaking of Tim Holtz ... I just finished an on line course with him. It was wonderful !! I learned so much and have ordered in a whole bunch of Ranger product as a result. I can't wait to start doing some projects and demos with the products .... you will love them and all the things they can do !!
* this week I am unpacking Glitter Ritz, October Afternoon, 7 Gypsies, Prima ...
BEADS:
* $5 Bead Mix bags ! These bags are great for memory wire bracelets, floating necklaces, ChaCha bracelets, ... anything really ! Each bag contains a mix of seed beads , filler beads, and larger beads all in a colour theme. Themes include Cotton Candy, Steel Town, Twilight, Citrus Mix, Candy Apple, Mermaid Mix, and many more !!
* more of the Crystal Drop Earring Kits ... sweet little earrings for $2.50 pair. Many colours !
* more Butterfly earrings ... and I am working on more of the kits for the Butterfly Dreams necklace.
Jewelry Kit of the Week :

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* A "kind-of" kit ... I have bagged up the pearls & crystals in various colour combinations for this bracelet. If you want all the supplies , I can add a bag for that too ! The bracelet is made with nice big 10mm Swarovski pearls and tiny little 2.5 Swarovski crystal bicones in between. It is very glamourous and lovely ! But it would still look "stylin'" with a pair of jeans. The crystals & pearls are $9.50 . To get all the supplies would be $12. It would be a gorgeous Mother's day gift . Maybe it would be the perfect bridal jewelry ... or you could just wear it to a wedding !! I have several colour combinations ... this one is lavender. I have bronze, almond, powder rose, light blue, cream, white, platinum, light grey , etc ... all soft, elegant colours.

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* A REAL Kit ! Earrings ... a Swarovski bronze pearl combined with Swarovski golden shadow bicones and antique copper ... simple but elegant ! Supplies + photo $2.50 !

SALE : 40% off Tim Holtz purses, note card sets, journals, and wall canvases.
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I have only one purse left ... the beautiful ticket one ... will only be $20.99 (reg $34.99) grab it before it's gone !!

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I've decided to apply the 40% discount to his Cargo Cases as well ... only a few left so don't wait too long !!
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(Sale is this week only.)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easter Weekend !

Hi all !
Hope your day is going well ! Mine has been busy, unpacking boxes of glorious things !!
First up though ... no kits this week as it is a super short week. I am closed for Good Friday but open Thursday & Saturday as usual. Beading kit next week and (hopefully) a bead kit and a card kit the next week !! Yes, my workroom is almost done !! I'll share photos when it is finished !
So here goes ...
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* Queen & Co. ... lovely twine (only $2.50 per spool), Trendy tapes (including paw print tape), Goosebumps (gorgeous bumpy sparkly crystals), Twinkle Princess Cut (diamond shaped crystals).
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* Spellbinders ... Wonderful Wings Rhinestone butterflies ... so pretty !
* Crafter's Workshop 6x6 Templates ... great new designs including old ledgers, script, damask, etc...
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* Glitter ... Black Crushed Glass from Stampendous ... wow, this stuff is decadent ! Love it !
* Jillibean Soup ... sticker labels including a cute Easter set ... they would make great tags or quick cards ! Only $1.15 per sheet. Also, super soft twine.
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* Flutterbys from American Crafts ... 60" of garland, presewn. Simply pull it off the sheet and cut the length you want. You could make at least 10 cards with one package. Themes : butterflies, cupcake banners, stars.
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* Cosmo Cricket 6x6 pads and now the "Element Decks" (tag books), chipboard, and Tiny Text to match.
* We R Memory Keepers baby items ... adorable onesie stamp set as well as super cute ( or stinkin' cute !!) diecuts. The stamps are only $1.50 and the tags are 65 cents ... great for cards !!
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* Cropper Hopper ... Sticker Clipper - a rack to hold your sheets of stickers and rub ons ... a great idea !! Also Ink Away Craft Cleaning Wipes ... clean your hands and your stamps !
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* Mother stamps and a cute foxglove from la Blanche stamps
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* SPARK! Glitter ... tinsel glitter for super duper sparkle ... red, silver, iridescent.
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* 7 Gypsies Library Drawers ... they come with 12 calendar index cards. Great to make a card style memory file to jot down special memories each year.
* 81/2 x11 albums from American Crafts
BEADS :
* more seedbead mixes in size 8, size 10 seedbeads, Miyuki Square beads
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* Metalized beads - these are the greatest ! They are acrylic so they are lightweight and inexpensive BUT they are coated with sterling silver ! So you get a great look for a great price ! Super on elastic bracelets or earrings because of their weight but great anywhere really !!
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* RESIN !! Just in ! I am really excited about this - I haven't had a chance to try it but I will be ! There are so many things you can do with resin and I will be sharing them in the next while as I try them !
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* Wooden beads 5mm - perfect for wrapped bracelets ! Light weight, great colours, good for guys or gals !
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So ... that's all folks !! HOPPY EASTER !!!!