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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

GLOR-I-OUS DAY !! And I'll See You in September !!

Hi everyone !
What a glorious day ! The air has changed and it is fabulous !! And we are approaching a long weekend ... perfection ! And then it will be September excited !! That means lots of new products, new projects, videos, demos, ... soooo fun !!
This is a brief post - I have been very busy kitting this week and digging all sorts of things out so I am going to use the rest of the day to finish up the kits and cleaning up my mess !
So here goes ... a few kits !


This week's card kit is Christmas themed. These are nice bright cheerful cards using diecuts, stickers, and punches. You will get all the supplies for all three cards - precut, prescored, prefolded - for $5. Please note that the diecuts & stickers vary from kit to kit but are all similar in style.


I was cleaning out trays and saw all these cheerful beads ... I decided to show them some love ! These bracelets are all very simple randomly strung pieces based on colours. (Watch for more ... I'm just getting warmed up !) Each package contains all the glass beads you need ( + a few extra for varying sizes), metal spacer beads, lobster claw & tab, crimps & crimps covers, and the stringing wire. You will not need any other supplies - just pliers to crimp with and something to trim off the wire. All you need to do is put them together - in any way you like ! - and then add the clasps & crimp ... done !! So fun and cheerful !!! AND ... the packages are only $5.99 !!!!!!!!!!!
So far, I have pink/red, blue, aqua/blue/yellow, black & white, and black and clear/frosted.

And for what's new ... lots of odds and ends. I have been pulling all sorts of things out of the backroom. And trying to make room for what is coming in the next few weeks ... wow. LOADS of Christmas papers, Hallowe'en, dies, stamps, etc .... Simple Stories Handmade Holiday, Dee's Dies, Echo Park, Prima, Carta Bella, Art Gone Wild stamps & honeycomb, Ranger , and more !! And then there are the new beads & beading products ... so much !!

So ... let's have a sale on a few things to clear out some space ...
 25% off Sizzix and Spellbinders 
 40% off 12x12 albums.
 20% off  balls of hemp
20% off strands of semi-precious beads.
(That's off regular prices and doesn't include layaways or special orders.)
So , drop in , pick up a few kits ( the bracelets would make great gifts !!), check out the sales , and then have a WONDERFUL LONG WEEKEND !!!!
See you in September !!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

ANOTHER update !

Thses just came in & I wanted to share ...
BIGZ dies from Sizzix ... $19.99 each.

My Second Post This Week !

Hello !
I had posted photos of some of the new papers I unpacked ... and now I have more !!
Here are a few new papers from the earlier post
* My Mind's Eye ..  The Sweetest Thing
* specialty paper - firefighter, soccer, football
* Carta Bella "Paris Girl" - ooh-la-la ! So cute ! Poodles, pink, Paris , dress forms, ... girly !
* Teresa Collins "Vintage Finds" ... lovely vintage style, soft sepia colours, bingo cards, words, text, damask ... also includes flash cards, diecuts (make great cards !!), stickers.
* Stencils/masks from Dyan Reavley
* Dies from Sizzix .. including a Santa & reindeer die on sale for only $15.99 !

And here's what I unpacked after ...
* Teresa Collins "Christmas Cottage" ... beautiful Christmas paper ! Super thick and only $1 sheet. I also have 6x6 pads, borders, stickers, diecuts, stamps, flowers, gems , washi tape. Here's a link so you can see for yourself ... ( her photos are much better than mine ...!)

And I have also unpacked more Sizzix, Tim Holtz, Maya Road, Dyelusions Spray Ink, Alcohol Inks, and more ... the racks are full of new papers ... come see !!

* silver plated beads
* more wire
* firepolished beads
* pendants, semi precious
* new feather crimps
* more cords & chain

The kit this week is all about simplicity and a beautiful piece of paper - and sometimes, I think that's all you need ! The cards feature some wonderful papers that I have been hoarding  saving for a special day ! Flocked cardstock, flocked transparencies, and embossed vellum ... crystals & beaded sprigs ... elegant !
You get all the supplies - precut, prefolded, ready-to-roll - for $5. Let me know if you want one saved !

I have a bunch of bead mix bags to do up for an order so I am running out of time ... I won't have a bead kit this week but I will have one next week ... I promise !
 In the meantime ... why not make a simple elastic bracelet ? Just buy a yard of elastofloss & a handful of light beads - acrylic, metallized, or wooden ... and 5 minutes later ... a bracelet !! Easy Peasy ! here's a quick one I did ... still have to add a drop of nail polish to the knot ... but aside from that , a 10 minute project !!

Monday, August 20, 2012

A Few Pictures to Start the Week ...

Hi !
lots of new things this week ... here are a few peeks ...
Music !
For your firefighters ...

Maritime theme ...
My Mind's Eye ... "The Sweetest Things" ... so pretty !
"Vintage Finds" from Teresa Collins

PARIS GIRL from Carta Bella ... Ooh-la-la !!

Stencils from Dyan Reaveley

SPECIAL ... Sizzix die only $15.99 !!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

2nd Post Today !!

Hi everyone !
Just a quick update of the treasures I unpacked this afternoon !! I am super excited about these !!

Paper  from Imaginisce...
Monster Mash
Monster Mash stamps ... $1.20
Christmas Cheer
.. and the stamps $1.20
(and a sweet reindeer that I missed somehow ...)
Stamps ...

Christmas Stamps
Verses for Inside Cards

Hallowe'en, Art stamps, Unity Stamp Co.

A Little Bit of Hallowe'en ... a Little Bit of Christmas ...

Hi everyone !
Busy days ! The pre-orders are starting to come in so that means lots of new stuff in the weeks to come !! Let's see what's new this week ...
* Imaginisce ... Monster Mash and Christmas Cheer has arrived ! ( well one box is still coming this afternoon so it has semi-arrived !!). I am trying to link to some pictures ... hope it works !!

Each collection includes papers, stamps (only $1.20 each !!), diecuts, and layered diecut stickers.

As I was unpacking it, I saw the packages of die cuts . They were so cute that I HAD to open the package and sneak a peek. I took pictures so you could see what you get ... I cannot believe it ! You get 30 GORGEOUS diecuts - glossy & adorable - for just $4.80. They would be great on layouts, cards , gift bags, or as party decorations ! Great value !!


* lots more inks, embossing powders, Dylusion sprays, alcohol inks, & Stickles.
** There is more coming but I am still waiting for Mr. UPS to arrive .... so come in & check it out !!
* clearing out some of the Christmas paper from last year ... 50 cents per sheet ! Everything form Graphic 45 to BoBunny. On the table at the back. Look for the pink line through the barcode or on the back of the sheet !
* I also have this paper back in stock ... I have had many requests for it. Leave me a comment if you want any saved !!


This week's kit is .... Christmas !! I loved this paper from October Afternoon . It inspired me to make a series of nostalgic cards ... the images remind me of Christmas when I was a kid. The large stickers will vary form kit to kit but they are all really cute & similar in style. You may notice one of the card bases is a bit different ... I really wanted an aged cream colour and couldn't find anything that was just right .... until .... I saw a file folder . So that's what one of your card bases is made of !! It is perfect !! You get all the materials - precut, prefolded, prestamped - for all 3 cards for $5. Leave a comment if you want a kit saved.

* just more, more , more ! More wire, more crystals, more metal beads ... I am unpacking everyday !


How about a nice simple pair of chandelier earrings ? These are quick to make and not too big. I have them in several colours but supplies are limited ... let me know if you want any saved ! Available in purple (as shown), spring green, mixed green, matte turquoise, red (FAB !!), orange, and dark topaz.

So that's a quick update for this week. I will be busy this afternoon unpacking, so there will be more I'm sure !! Stop in ! And keep watching ... exciting new products will be arriving weekly !!

Before I go, how about some specials ? Hmmm ... let me see ...

25% off packages of Swarovski crystals ... stock up !!
25% off 6x6 paper pads
And a stack of Christmas paper for 50 cents per sheet !!!
This week only ... off regular prices ... does not include special orders & layaways ... ( you know, the usual !! lol )

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

New Stuff ! New Stuff !

Hi everyone ! Have you melted yet ? I know I have ... craving a few cool rainy days to recharge.
Let's get down to business ...

* lots more Tim Holtz Kraft core

* more Bazzill Candy Shoppe cardstock. This is great paper - it is extra thick for sturdy cards. And the colours are delicious ... Juicy Pear, Candy Necklace, Buttermint, Jawbreaker ... And I have kept them the same price as all the other 8.5x11 - 50 cents each or 20 for $8.

* stamps

* more Dylusions Spray inks ... sold out last week !! These are the few colours I have been missing but I will have another order of them next week too.

* I have more of the Bo Bunny Camper Mini Albums. I know several of you wanted them ... but now I can't remember who. (I was sure I had made notes ... eeek) I know Shelley K, you wanted one. Leave a comment if you want one saved !

* more HONEYPOPS paper ... lots more colours !


* beautiful semi precious ovals - perfect for bracelets or earrings. Kambaba, Canadian Jade, Carnelian, Dog Tooth Amethyst, and more.

* more 2.5mm and 3mm Swarovski crystals ... I am addicted to these little sparkly bits !!
* necklace caps
* more wire

* great new Japanese tools ... round nose & bent nose pliers and cutters ... just $6.99 each.

* Wire Jigs, Spiral Makers, Nylon Jaw Pliers
* antique copper eye pins
* lots more chain !!
* ball chain !

* BELLS GALORE !! Large & small. Shiny or vintage. From 10 cents to $1.25.


CARD KIT : this week's card kit takes advantage of the lovely pre-embossed paper that is available form Coredinations. You don't need any equipment - they've done the work for you ! Simply sand the paper & discover the pattern. I've also used an embossed canvas piece in the kits - just add ink to see the lovely design !! You get the supplies - precut, prefolded, prestamped - for all 3 cards for $5.

JEWELRY KIT: earrings this week ! I loved the oval Carnelian beads so much, I knew I had to use them. And ,of course, I had to add those tiny 3mm crystals in astro pink. So you get the materials and a photo for these earrings for $4.25. And ... I know I always say it (but many of you do too when you come in ...) "They look better in person." LOL !!

And how about a few specials ?
Paper : 25% off any stamps over $10. (regular price, does not include layaways or special orders)
Beads : Buy 5 gift boxes of the same price, get a 6th free !

Stop in - it's air conditioned !! LOL !!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August Has Arrived !

It's August , my friends. Already !
Lots to talk about this week ... let's go !

* new paper from Crate Paper ... "Little Bo Peep" ... really cute baby paper - vintage style. There are 2 different 12x12 sheets of tags & journalling cards that would make really quick & easy cards. Also available - stickers & 6x6 pads.

* YEE HA !! Get your inner cowgirl/boy on ... CowGIRL and CowBOY themed paper from Creative Imaginations and Best creations ( western glittered journalling cards perfect for 12 cards !!) Just in time for Exhibition scrapping !

* Maya Road - hexagons & leaves

* a few more papers ... for the beach lovers & animal lovers out there ...

* some of the pre-orders are starting to be shipped ... that means exciting stuff in the weeks to come ...

I have just discovered a stash of metal - beads, findings, bookmarks, etc ... - that I will be unpacking today. Watch for those this week.

* lovely necklaces featuring Swarovski Crystal facetted pear drops. The drops are $3.50 and come in jet, olivine, and ruby. The Tierra Cast pinch bails are $1.25 and the necklaces are $1.99. Add a 6 cent jumpring and you have a gorgeous necklace for under $7.00. And in less than 5 minutes !!

* I have bagged up some of the acrylic flowers. bags of 50 pieces for $3.50.

* new charms ... wiener dogs, elephants, cats, and cupcakes. Too cute !!
* and another 26lbs of beads has just been shipped to me ... so more next week !!

**note : Last week's flower earring kits sold out quickly so please note that I have made up another couple dozen kits ... various colours and various metals (antique copper, antique bronze, and silver).
(No changes to kits.)**

Remember these bracelets ?
Well, they're back in many different colours !!

This week's kit is really just the materials (beads & spacers) . I have found that when I include the clasp, wire, and crimps , it is sometimes difficult. Some people want a different clasp, some don't want the wire ... etc ... So in order to try to keep everyone happy, I am just packaging up the beads & spacers. You supply the wire, crimps, and clasp. But don't worry - if you are just starting - a roll of wire is only $3.99, crimps $1.99, and clasps start at 39 cents. The wire will make at least 30 bracelets ... because you won't be able to stop at one !!
The kits are available in MANY colour combinations. Great gifts too !! Only $4.00.

Card Kit : Sorry but there is no card kit this week. I just had too much to do & didn't feel all that well. Next week !

REMINDER : The Nova Scotia Breast Screening Van is at Soldier`s Memorial starting August 20th. Remember to phone for your mammogram appointment ... 1-800-565-0548. A little squish for a whole lot of peace of mind !!  They do a wonderful job !!