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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Almost August ...

Hi everyone !
Time is surely flying by - and I am rushing it by focusing on Christmas & Hallowe'en ! This is the time of the year when all of that product needs to be ordered and there is plenty to choose from ! I will try in the next week to give you some peeks at what will be coming in so you can get ready for it. Feel free to let me know if there is anything you would like set aside for you as well. I already have a fairly long list !
But for now, let's deal with what is here this week !
I have been putting out new things all last week whenever I had a chance so there are new stamps, inks, sprays, stamp blocks, tags, embossing folders, etc ...
Here is a new line of paper that I just put in the racks - really pretty !!

"So Happy" by Echo Park. Look at that cute bird paper ! And those journaling tags would make a whole bunch of quick cards ...
And there is lots more to see !
And ... how about a sale ?  I have a lot of new Sizzix & Spellbinders pre-ordered so let's have a sale on those products in order to start making room ... 25% off regular priced Sizzix & Spellbinders. Does not include special orders or layaways.

Kit of the Week :
This week's kit is called "Baby You Can Drive My Car" and includes all the materials for all 3 cards for $5. Leave a comment if you want one saved - they have been selling out really quickly !!

This has been a busy busy bead week ! I have spent the last 3 days unpacking a big box ( and still have more to go !) . Here's an idea of what's new ...
* Filigree cones, large heavy rings
* blue crazy lace agate, rhodonite beads, snakeskin jasper, paisley jasper, mixed

* 25 new colours of 8mm round glass beads ... most are $2.99 strand.
* miyuki findings for flat bracelets

* metalized beads
* new colours in Delica & Tila beads
* Dragonfly wings by the package
* Turquoise - beautiful large pressed ovals and wrapped nuggets.
* new chain in silver plated & hematite
* more Swarovski crystals
* spools of cotton cord & rattail
* shell beads
* beautiful Terra Cast hammered links

Well folks, I have just finished tying off & tagging 200 strands of beads & I have lots more to go ... so I better go ! No bead kit this week or new samples  - sorry ! - too busy unpacking beads but I will be back on track next week ! Drop in and see all the new stuff  !!
Take time to create !!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

This Week's News ...

Hi everyone !
As usual, I am rushing ... I have a 40lb box of beads arriving this afternoon so I need to get these other things done so I can dive in !! Be prepared though, it will be next week before it gets fully unpacked & put out - it is a slow process !! (Here's a little update ... It's not arriving until almost 5 and it is too darn hot to come back tonight so it will be next week before we discover what's in the next box !!)
But there is lots of new product to talk about anyway ! Let's go !!
I had a lovely box arrive right from China on Tuesday and I am thrilled with the products. Here is a quick look ... I have the beads all out in the trays but will be packaging up bulk bags that will be even more economical . Look for those next week. in the meantime, the individual beads are available ... and featured in this week's kit !!
                             How about some fun beads ? Skulls and polka dotted glass beads !
                                               Available individually or by the strand.

Imagine these in a fun summery necklace ?
Sparkly or rubberized !

These are some really fun little acrylic beads... flowers & leaves.
They range in price from 5 cents to 25 cents and are used in this week's kit.
I will be doing them up in bulk bags for next week, as well.
They come in various colours or plain - you add the colour !! Alcohol ink works really well ... I will have samples next week.
Watch for a fun summer bracelet next week too !!

Bags ... 25 cents each. Necklaces ... $1 each.

The first Christmas paper of the season has arrived !! Authentique's "Festive" is here ! Lovely heavy paper, very vintage ... really nice ! Classic. There are also matching elements and 6x6 mini decks. Time to start your projects !!

Stamps : new stamps from Stampendous, Inky Antics, and Stampers Anonymous (Tim Holtz & Wendi Vecchi). Some of the stamps are old favourites for Christmas but I re-ordered them because they were on sale - and who doesn't like a good deal ?!

Here are a few videos showing you how to use the new Honeypops stamps .. Enjoy !

Card Kit of the Week .... as posted in the previous little "quickie" post yesterday ... SOLD OUT ! If you would like one though, I am ordering more supplies later this month. Just leave your name with me !
Here's the kit ...

Jewelry kit of the Week ...
This is a very vintage style earring - and so pretty ! They are quite small & very dainty. The picture makes them look bigger as it is a really close up !! You will get all the supplies + a photo + instructions for $3.25.

So I am off to greet the courier ... hope to see you this week !

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Quick kit update !

Hi everyone !
I thought I would quickly post this week's kit as they are very limited in number and I wanted the blog readers to have the same chance to get a kit as the Facebookers have. ;)
The theme of this week's kit is diecuts. I love when a company puts out a sheet of diecuts (especially 2 sided) with a paper collection. I see INSTANT CARDS !! This week I took a sheet of diecuts from Teresa Collins, flipped it over, and stamped on the backs of the diecuts. The backs are all patterned but don't have the printed sentiments - perfect for adding my own. The kit includes all the supplies to make FOUR cards and you will still have some tags left over. It is $6.50.
(If you miss out this time, I have ordered more of the diecut sheets, and will make more kits at a later date.)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

On the Run ... !

Hi everyone !
This is a super quick post ... I need to get unpacking boxes !! This has been a busy week ( 2000 chicks yesterday in that awful heat ... ugh and now 4 boxes to unpack ...yay.) So I am trying to squeeze as much in as I can !
Here's a quick update !
Don't know ! I haven't opened the boxes yet ! LOL !
I do know that the new Tim Holtz Distress Ink for Summer is in. "Picked Raspberry", "Mowed Lawn", and "Salty Ocean" are the new colours. Limited supply !!

Same thing ... still unpacking and waiting for another couple parcels!

Paper ... this week`s kit is "Little Books". I love these little notebooks - perfect for in a purse or school bag, beside the computer or the bed, grocery lists or notes of any kind ... love them !! You will get 3 little books, precut papers, 4 stamped labels, ribbon, and a diecut. All for $5. Perfect for a wee gift or to keep ! And I have to say, the one stamped "Websites & Blogs" is genius ! I had loads of great sights bookmarked last year when *POOF* , they were gone when my computer crashed. It's a great idea to jot them down as you bookmark them ! Same with all those darn passwords. Can anyone seriously remember them all ?!

Beads ...
Abalone Earrings ... very simple earrings but really pretty. These are perfect for summer and are very light. You get all the materials for $2.50 !

So ... I could chat more but then I won't get anything new unpacked ... let's take a vote ... "Unpack" was a clear winner !! Okay, I'm off to unpack . Come see what's new !!
P.S. I just pre-ordered this whole collection ... it is GORGEOUS !! Coming in August !
Simple Stories Handmade Holidays

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Hello !

Hi everyone !
Hope you all had a great long weekend ! My husband & I had TWO days off in a row (Sunday & Monday) - hardly ever happens- and it was wonderful !! I even promised myself I wouldn't work - 'cause I usually do. And I didn't. Anyway, I enjoyed it so much, I want more !! LOL !!
But it's back to work now & that's okay ! there's lots of new things to share.


* Summer Fresh from Simple Stories. This paper is fun and fresh. Lots of denim blue, flowers, bright happy colours !! Perfect for summer scrapbooking , mini albums, picnic decorations, or cards. Also available in 6x6 pads. It is selling fast - I started unpacking it last week & a lot of it didn't even make it to the shelf - so act quickly !!

* ♥2Craft from We R Memory Keepers - a really cute line for all the crafters out there. Fun paper & tags would be perfect for a mini album or cards. A page about your love of crafting would be beautiful on this paper.

* Bo Bunny mini album ... The Camper !! How cute is that !!
* lots of lovely bling & pearls. Love the raindrop bling from Yellow Bicycle.
* Fun pocket .... "The Five Things I Love About ..." you choose from a variety of titles.
* great tags

* more semi precious beads in stock

* love the imitation Cinnabar - this red looks amazing with black !!

* I have some exciting stuff coming in the next few weeks ... cupcake charms, dog & cat charms, flowers, lovely Union Jack beads ( I loved seeing that sea of them at the Queen's Jubilee) .... I can't wait !!
* more bags of bead mixes.
* Card kit of the Week : Let's call it "Three Shades of Black ... " !
All these cards are built on a black card base but they are all very different. One card uses SEI and Simple Stories paper, one uses Graphic 45 & bookpaper , and one uses Amy Tangerine paper. The stamps are all by Paper Tray Ink and are used under their angel policy. You get the pre-cut, pre-stamped pieces to assemble for all 3 cards for $5.

I also still have card kits from last week.

* Jewelry ... a rainbow!!! I love how the crystals make such lovely rainbows (child of the 70s ...) and I had these wonderful Kati-Dids that seemed to call out for something fun. So I added crystals to them and made a pendant. You could add any variety of colours ... all one colour, a few, or a virtual rainbow ! I added a create charm at the bottom but you could add anything - a bird, a heart, any word ... My pendant has a total cost of $3.92. You could do one in blues & greens and add a seashell charm - or in team colours and add a sports charm, ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES !!

Hope to see you this week !!