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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fun Kits !!

Hi everyone !
This has been a busy week , wow. Lots of boxes  to unpack, kits to make, turkeys (ick , and just a never ending list of catch ups. Make life interesting !!
So here goes ... let's see what's new !!
* CAKEWALK from October Afternoon ... maybe the cutest birthday paper I have ever seen ! It is so reminiscent of birthday stuff from when I was a kid from the invitation journalling cards to the pin the tail on the donkey diecuts. I love it !! There are several papers, die cuts, journalling cards, label stickers, and "Doodads" !
I made a mini album with it ... it just was begging to be made into a treasured little album to share someone's early childhood birthday party. It would look great with current pictures or maybe black & whites from 'back in the day' ! I plan to make this album into a kit - just waiting for more of the albums to come in.

* new PENNY BLACK stamps
* MAYA ROAD : mask sets (butterflies) - great for inking over, pearl butterfly pins, brown stacked pearl pins, kraft flag pins, 3" box & coaster album sets.
Look at those pins ! The kraft pins are great ... I stamped one and then wrote on one and added Stickles. I am sure that the butterflies could be coloured with Copics or alcohol inks ... I'm going to try it !
  * Canvas Corp GREETING CARDS ... 50 5x7 cards in kraft + envelopes for $11.99

* Tsukineko SHEET METAL pieces ... postcard size & dog tags ... these can be run through your Cuttlebug or other embossing machine in REGULAR folders ... post cards .75 and dog tags .35 ... WOW !! Bargain !! They would make great embellishments or jewelry. The post cards could be book covers. And I am sure they can easily be cut with heavy duty scissors ... oh the possibilities !!
* Sizzix Textured Impressions and Texture Fades ... Tim Holtz Book Covers plates, Birds & Garden Gate sets, Flourish & Postcard, Tim Holtz Woodgrain & Brick


work This week's card kit is perfect for kids ... especially boys ! Aliens, monkeys, and rockets ! You get all the supplies - precut, prescored, pre-stamped - for all 3 cards for $5. All you have to do is colour a bit ( if you want) , trim out a few pieces, and adhere .
I finished bagging these kits up at 1am last night ... but because I like you all so much, I decided to wait to do the instructions in the morning. lol. Can you imagine what they might have been like otherwise ??

* Quick Grip Glue *NEW*
* Twin Hole Beads in beautiful colours !
* Feather end crimps
* new chain in silver plated
* new colourful hemp
* Soft Flex craft wire
* great new colours in wire
* Swarovski rose peach & jade pearls
* 7 new 6/0 seed beads ... just need to get them bottled up !
* lots of new Delicas
* also the Tsukineko Metal Sheets pictured above ... RESTOCKED :
* crimping pliers
* #26 and #28 wire for the new wire wrappers
* more Wire Wrappers
* Dandy line ... and with a price DECREASE !! Was $9.99 now $6.99.
* Baltic Amber
* more coloured wire
* wire guards
* various earwires
* Swarovski lavendar & mauve pearls
* needle tip hypo cement
* more ORI chinese crystals


1. Memory wire bracelet kits ... Mermaid Mist or Peach Raspberry Cobbler ...$6.99 includes all the beads you need & the memory wire. This is a great starter project if you've never beaded before !!

2. Silver Leaf earrings :
Super simple !! $1.50 will get you a bag with all the supplies for a pair !

I have been remaking some of the sold out kits so there are now more of the Crystal & Glass Rectangle Bracelet & Earrings from a few weeks ago, one more of the Purple & Olive bracelet from last week, and more of the various earring kits.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Sneak Peek at Next Week's Kit !

Here is a peek at the jewelry kit for next week ... available next Thursday (just waiting for a few supplies to arrive !!).
Memory wire bracelets that just say "summer" ! You get all the beads you need + memory wire for either "Mermaid's Mist" or "Peach Raspberry Cobbler" for $6.99. Photobucket

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Some Pretty Things !!

Hi everyone !
A lovely week and some lovely stuff to share ! Let's go !!
* "Spring Fling" from Teresa Collins ... such pretty paper ! Lovely pinks, cranberry, greens ... so cheerful ! Buy the paper & receive a free print out for a card using the paper. I used this paper & the print outs for this week's kit ... get all the supplies you need to make 2 of the free projects featured on . I have the sheets printed off for you as well.
* did you check out the paper last week ? I put out more than 80 new papers ... some of them have already sold out !! Don't miss out !
* more 8.5x11 cardstock
* several orders arriving for next week .... (yay)

* semi-precious trays are FULL !! New ones, old favourites, and just plain refilled !
* lots of new strands.
* some fun new kits !
* an order arriving for next week ... a big one !!

Card Kit :
This week's kit isn't my design ... it's from the free projects on the Teresa Collins website. I just gathered up the materials you will need, precut them, and bagged them up. You will get everything you need for 2 big cards in the kit for $5. (limited number)

Earring Kit :
The kit this week features gorgeous Fire Agate. This is a lovely warm stone ... makes a classic pair of earrings. All the materials + picture for $2.75. (this is the last of my fire agate beads in that size so there is a limited number of kits)

Bracelet Kit :
This is a bracelet that I made using the same beads that I had in the Patina necklace from a few weeks ago. For some reason, it seems very Russian to me ... ? .... I love the purples & olive greens. Strong. Anyway, I have kits for the bracelet that include everything you need ( beads, wire, crimps & covers, clasps...) as well as a colour photo to work from ... $9.50.

And I have 2 memory wire bracelet kits that I am working on ... you'll see them next week !!

In the meantime, try some of the fun products I have in stock, try something new or do something that you have always loved doing ... just create !!

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Quick Kit Update !

Hi everyone !
Just thought I would leave a quick post ... I reworked the beads form the patina necklace from a few weeks ago, added a few beads, and came up with this bracelet. I have done up some kits with the beads I have left ... I have 4 kits only... include all the supplies & a colour photo to work from (beads, caps, wire, crimps, clasp, crimp covers) ... for $9.50.
Leave me note (here or on Facebook) if you want a kit saved !

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Hi everyone !
I have put out so much new stuff, I had to keep putting up posts so this one wouldn't be 7 miles long !! So there are actually 2 posts prior to this one with more photos of new papers & products. Check them out - I'm sure you'll see something you would like !
So let's get started ...
PAPER : I put out 80 new papers so far ... LOTS of new designs !! Some of them have been featured in the last 2 posts from Monday but here are a few more ...
* "For the Record" ... this is quite interesting ... for the genealogy folks out there or just those who would like to a family tree or family album ... you buy 2 of the same sheet, flip one over & you have family tree chart. There are 5 or 6 ( can't remember ...) different charts. very nice !! They also have some nice vintage florals to go with these papers as well as some beautiful book paper for those who would like to do a reading journal perhaps ...

* Graphic 45 - A Ladies Diary ... very elegant & romantic. I also have the 8x8 pads. Stamps are still to come.

* Graphic 45 "Happy Haunting" .... you know I love this one :) ! Many many papers in this series as well as stickers, 8x8 pads, chipboard tags, and (still to come) stamps. The paper is fantastic ... old retro style Hallowe'en with Victorian style little girls and happy pumpkins. Wonderful !! The reverse sides have great small patterns. Even if you don't like Hallowe'en (really ??!) , there are some nice prints of sunflowers as well as a gorgeous starry sky paper.

* Simple Stories ... Documented, Fabulous, and Awesome Photobucket Photobucket

* the Peacock & leaver stamps are back in stock ... only $3.49.
* 8.5x11 cardstock ... Bazzill Card Shoppe ... this is excellent paper for cards - super thick !!
* more Distress Ink
* cute teeny stamps from Imaginisce ... see earlier post for pictures. Only $1.25 each.

* We R Memory Keepers washi tape - so fun !

* restocked with the Tim Holtz Diamond Plate & Riveted Metal Texture Folders

* Do you know these scissors ? They are Fiskars and are fabulous ! I love them for fussy cutting and ribbon . Because I buy them bulk without packaging they are only $2.99 a pair !!

* We R Memory Keepers DOODLE STAMPERS ... I ♥ these !! You may have seen the Sew Stampers that punched the holes and then you added stitching. I liked the idea but ... didn't want to do the sewing ! These ones stamp with ink !! You simply buy the tool (that comes with a double dashed line head) and then roll it along your paper ! You can buy other heads ($4.75 each) and each one will do over 1000 impressions. I tried several and really really like them !! I have quite a few different ones to choose from. Fun and easy way to add doodling to your cards or pages. great for collage work too !

* Vintage seam binding in  packages of assorted colours ...6 colours , 1 yard each for $4.50.
* Pooh Bear paper, stickers, die cuts ... see previous posts for photo.
* "Hello Cupcake" from Imaginisce - stamps, paper, 6x6 pads, diecuts.
* Dad paper from Echo Park.
* Spellbinders Cut, Fold, Tuck dies.
* Tim Holtz faucet knobs, wire pins, word bands (♥), and cash keys. In packages and by the each !!
* Crafters 6x6 templates.
* Amy Tan ribbon ... 75 cents per spool.
* Basically Bare albums.
* Brushes, pallet knives, etc ... to use with glue& seal or podge, resins, etc.

* more Vintaj/Sizzix DecoEmboss folders : steampunk parts, fern fronds, butterfly swirls
* restocked (and added more) Vintaj Patinas from Ranger. Love the colours !!
* brushes for Resin work.
* I have many more strands of beads ... I will be unpacking them this afternoon.

Card Kit of the Week :
This week's card kit is nostalgic in style. The cards could be used for many occasions - birthday, thank you, thinking of you ... almost anything. Get the supplies, all ready to assemble, for all three cards for $5.

Jewelry Kit :
Dragonflies ... ( I just remembered that last week's was too ... sorry ! But these are different !!) These dragonflies are made of sparkly Swarovski crystals ... perfect for reflecting & refracting that lovely summer sun !! Get the materials and a photo for $3.

Anyway, that's about it right now ! I am off to unpack some more ...
Drop in !! Get creative !

Monday, June 11, 2012

And Here are Some More Peeks !

My second post of the day ! I have so much new paper to put out this week, I am putting up mini-posts !! Hope you see something you like !!
Something for the music lover from Echo Park.
How awesome is this ??!! I may just frame it !
More of that wonderful romantic series from Prima. The ballerina paper is from Echo Park. So dainty !

No foul balls here !! Love this baseball paper - modern and retro style !! Photobucket
Can't forget about the dogs !!
And some more great birthday paper well as Live Love Laugh ... great advice !!
Watch for more peeks !!

Just a few Photos While You are waiting for the Blog Post ...

Great "Dad" paper ... motorcycles on one side, tags on the other. Who can resist a paper that says "Just like bacon - you make everything better"...??!!! Photobucket Photobucket Such cute birthday paper from Imaginisce ...complete with stamps, 6x6 pads, and diecuts. If you look closely at the balloon paper , you'll see the happy little smiling balloon that is also a stamp !! So cheerful !!Oh, and the stamps are only $1.25 !!
Photobucket This paper is amazing !! I am not really a big Disney fan, but I have to give them props here!! This 12x12 pad has 24 sheets and is Classic Pooh as well as the Dimensional Stickers and Diecuts. they are beautiful !! The paper has various patterns - some are pink on one side, blue on the other - , some are glittered, some are just plain lovely images. It would make a wonderful scrapbook for a new baby. Classic. The diecuts & stickers would be perfect for baby cards. I have a feeling that the suppliers will sell out of this one quickly ... don't wait too long if you are interested !!
Graphic 45 Kraft Reflections ... really handsome paper ! Love the quote sheet. Photobucket
More stickers to go with the October Afternoon Sarsaparilla line that I put out last week. Photobucket
Beautiful paper by Prima ... Nature Garden. I used some of it in this week's card kit. Check out the sweet dancing fairies ...
Also from Prima ... "Sun Kiss Collection" ... the colours are beautiful in person. Sunflowers & sunshine.
"Be You" by Fancy Pants. This paper is great !! Wonderful colours & great sentiments. I framed the 12x12 Subway sheet ...
Anyway ... just a quick peek until I get the blog post done for this week ... Enjoy !!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Darn Books !!

Well ... I don't have much to share this week. As much as I didn't want to, I felt obligated to get my books done for 2011 and off to the accountant , so that's what the bulk of my week consisted of (and the week before and every night .... *sigh*). So I have just a few quick things to share this week but I promise I will do better next week ... (or I will try, as rumour has it that there are several thousand baby chicks arriving next week so I will be quite busy with that .... ) But I will do my absolute best !!
So here goes ...
Wrappers from Artistic Wire are the new thing this week ... and they are really fun and super easy !! Scan0003 They come in 3 colours ( silver, gunmetal, antique brass) and nine different shapes. You simply wrap wire around the shapes, using the notches, adding beads. And VOILA ! A pendant or earrings. They would also be nice hanging of a mini album or a card. And they are a great price too ... anywhere from 70 cents each up to $1.00 !!
Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket And can you guess what the Jewelry Kit of the Week is ?
Yes ! the horseshoe earrings. You will get all the materials, written AND verbal instructions, everything you need for $2.50 !! Supplies are limited so get yours quickly !
I will also have the other shapes and precut wire so that you can choose a pendant instead ... you pick the beads !!
Oh ! Here'a another kit ... the "Butterfly Dreams" necklace ... I found enough materials to make 5 more kits ... after that ... no more. I can't get the butterfly connectors anymore :( . So there are only 5 ... they sell for $10 and that includes all the materials as well as instructions (this time ... I forgot them last time ... sorry !!)
I am working on getting Heidi Swapp's new products out for next week as well using them in some samples and projects. She has some great new stuff ... papers, folders, trims, resist papers, .... and more.
AND I have plenty of kits in the making as well as a new video ...  all hopefully next week.
In the meantime, there are lots of great new stamps, new graduation papers, more "man papers", fun Dad stickers and Grad stickers, a few pkgs of the Tim Holtz Seasonal Distress inks left, some grad kits, and the prepared materials for Washi tape. I also bagged up more of the white seam binding for dying - it sold out really quickly last week !! I only have a bit more so i wouldn't wait too long if you are wanting some.
And, as a final tidbit ... I have taught many people to do needlework as well as a few other things. But I do have a favourite student and I thought I would share ...
That's my wonderful Diamond Jubilee memory !! I have more pictures at the store if you too are a monarchy fan.
Take care, drop in, and get some fun stuff so you can CREATE !!!