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Friday, September 28, 2012


Well ... they caused a huge sensation and then were gone ! No, not the Back Street Boys ... the lovely dies from DEE'S DIES ! And now they are back !!! I have a selection of candles, bells, snowy trees (large), stacker trees, greenery, and cottages. But they are already going so let me know f you want any saved !! here's a few photos to remind you ...


These beautiful samples are all made by the company owner of Dee's Dies , Deanna Parnell.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lots of Ideas !!

Hello !
Here we are approaching the end of September ... already !!! Lots of boxes have been pouring in with lots of new things to try ... such an exciting time of year !!
Just added a bunch more paper to the Christmas 50 cents per sheet pile. Also I found another 8x8 Graphic 45 Hallowe'en pad as well as a few more sheets of the vintage label paper ...
* Graphic 45 Staples ... oh my ! There are so many projects that can be done with these !!!

 The Matchboxes come in 3 sizes all with a sliding drawer ... 3x5 (imagine a tiny little scene inside) , 8x8, and then an amazing 12x12. A full sheet of paper & all sorts of embellishments would fit in the large box !! Or add an album to the box !!

And then there are the Easel Albums ... what a great idea !! They come in 2 sizes (8x8, 12x12). So you could make large or small layouts on the cardstock pages and then stand the whole thing on the mantel or table and *flip* the page to change the display. Imagine how happy a grandparent would be to get one of these for Christmas ? There are even 6 pages so if you did front and back you would have a ... CALENDAR !!!! Imagine a personalized calendar as a gift for family or friends !! So no longer do your beautiful albums have to be stuck on a shelf ... they can be part of your decor !!

* American Crafts (Amy Tangerine) ... spools of fun Hallowe'en ribbon as well as jute & twine. And each spool is only 75 cents !!

* My Favourite Thing Dies - more dies !! a layered rose, a bookmark duo ( hmmm, great little gifts !!), snowflake, mini doilies.

* Jillibean Soup ... beautiful Christmas paper . More beautiful than the name ... it is called Stewed Tomatoes ... yep, how pretty ! But it is actually lovely cardinals and snowy branches ... can't judge a paper by its name apparently !

**COMING SOON ** ... more Ranger products, Inkadinkado stamps, Pink Paislee Artisan products, Sizzix, Hampton Arts & Hot Off the Press stamps, Graphic 45 Bird Song, Basic Grey Aspen, and We R Memory Keepers hallowe'en stamps.

GOOD NEWS !!! I have an order on its way with MORE of the Dee's Dies ... so I will have these dies again ... candles, bells & overlays, stacker tree, large snowy tree, cottage large & small, and the wreath builder. Let me know if you want any saved !!

CARD KIT of the WEEK :
This week's card is made with Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage paper and diecuts... a lovely line ! So you get all the materials - precut, prefolded, ready to go - for the three cards for $5. Leave a comment if you want any saved !!

* more fire polished
* magnetic clasps
* more charms

And don't forget, the metal beads, spacers, and caps with a red line through the price are 50% off !! Stock up !!

**COMING SOON** (not sure where my order is ... but soon !! May have to make some calls ... hmmm) ) hemp, Katiedids, bezels (really cool ones !!), rotating bezels, sodalite, smoky quartz, cat's eye, ceramic & wood beads, stardust metal beads, suede cuffs, leather & cotton cord, 1/0 rocailles, 2/0 seed beads, 8/0 delicas, swarovski, sterling silver bails & chains, more ORI crystals, and beautiful Unicorn lampwork shells, dolphins, and seahorses !!

OH ! A box just arrived ... have to go !! Kits to finish and boxes to unpack !! Drop in this week and see all the great new stuff !!

Monday, September 24, 2012

December Daily Albums ..

Here is a great product for those of you who make December Daily Albums ... or if you just want a nice project to document your family's Christmas !
Teresa Collins Christmas Countdown Memory Album Kit ... you get a lovely red ring binder, tabbed dividers, 10 pages, 3 die cut sheets, alpha stickers, memorabilia envelope, 21 tags & diecuts. All for $19.99. And in the nicest reds, greens, and creams !!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What's New ?

Hi there ! This will be quick because I want to get everything unpacked for you !! I will add pictures as I unpack and try to get a few samples done in the next few nights . So, hold on ... Let's go !!!

* It's here !! Graphic 45 "Nutcracker Sweet" has arrived !! 12x12 papers, 8x8 pads, chipboard & stamps. Come see !!

* Spellbinders ...
M-Bossiblities in the most wonderful designs ... "Winter Wonders" is just plain gorgeous as is "Holiday Magic". Then there are the non-seasonal ones ... Tweets & Twigs, Bricks and Bark, Kickin' Rubber (tire treads & shoe prints), Asian, Awesome Blossoms, Framed Labels. You get 2 designs per folder for $9.99 !!
Shapeabilities, Nestabilites, Card Creator ... all amazing ! New labels, leaf & flower sets, tags, folk art, edges, and so much more !! $24.99 and $28.99 per set.

* Tim Holtz - paper stash, reflective material, twine, tinsel, trees, lanterns, chit chat stickers
Loads of new Tim Holtz stuff !!! And it is all awesome AND unpacked !!!!!
* Ranger ...STICKLES DRY FINE GLITTER !!!!!! Yes, all the amazing colours of Stickles in GLITTER !!! As well as the Sticky Embossing Powder to use with it. And that`s not all ... Dylusions stamps, pipettes, Vintaj metallics ....

* Crafter's Workshop ... more great stencils/masks as well as some from Prima by Donna Downey (love her stuff !!)

* Penny Black ... stamps

* and still to be unpacked ... Cosmo Cricket, Prima, Bazzill ... and more ...


BEADS : It was like an archaeological dig ... sifting through all the boxes that I have never quite finished unpacking ... treasures were found ...
* Glass pearls ... 2 sizes per strand, various colours ... $1.99 strand. These are no longer available from my supplier so grab them now !!

* "Egg" beads ... these are the loveliest shade of green ... much lovelier than my picture (lol) ... a soft green speckle ... they make perfect eggs in the wire wrapped bird nests ! You may have seen them in several samples . Available in 4mm strands, 6mm strands & by the each, 8mm strands.

* MORE gorgeous Chinese crystals in larger pieces ... great focals ! Also strands of the smaller beads and more colours !!
* more magnet clasps, more of the large leaves ... and now in various colours ! More metal beads, more caps, more spacers.
* more strands of fabulous glass beads !!!

SALE ON METAL BEADS !!!  Spacers, caps, tubes, etc ... silver, antique silver, antique brass, gunmetal, copper, and antique copper. Check the bagged metal beads on the wall ... many of them have a red line through the price ... that means they are 50% off !!! Stock up !!

This Week's Card Kit :

Hallowe'en ... all the supplies for all 3 cards for $5.
Soooo ... as you can tell ... lots of things coming in !! Stop in & see all the new lovelies !!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

What's New ?

Here is this week's kit ... I'll add more to the post tomorrow !
All the supplies for all 3 cards for $5.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

quick update !!!

Second post today ... third this week ... keep reading !

Hi ... just a quickie !! ... I unpacked these stamps today as well as more from Art Gone Wild ... lots of great background & texture stamps too.
Lovely Christmas stamps from Penny Black
Tim Holtz Blueprint stamps ... 12 seasonal stamps ... 4 Fall, 4 Hallowe'en, 4 Christmas.

Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'

Yes, ROLLIN' ... that's what the boxes are doing ... rollin' in !! I have had so many pre-orders arrive that I am just about buried in boxes !! I had a huge to-do list for today and I spent the morning taping off flames on a soapbox car instead ... somethings just need to get done !! ;)
So ... let's get started !!

*Dee's Dies ... these are great !! These new dies are perfect for exquisite Christmas designs .... imagine them on cards, as tree ornaments, on layouts, as home decor ... wowzas !  They are pretty good price wise as well ... from $7.99. Here are a few samples ...

Some of the new dies ...

Look at this gorgeous bell !!
The bell dies ... a basic bell and lovely overlays.

Love this snowy tree !!
Tree dies ...
Fun stocking !!
Basic stocking & overlays.
Basic tree shape and BEAUTIFUL overlays !!
* Echo Park : Very Merry Christmas & Chillingsworth Manor ... paper & stickers ! And, speaking of stickers ... I used a 12x12 sheet - partial sheet - of stickers to make ALL the card kits this week. A large sheet of stickers (usually between $3-$4) is such a great value ... you can churn out dozens of cards from one sheet !


*Carta Bella : All Hallow's Eve. Another great line of Hallowe'en paper & stickers. Lots of journalling cards & tag sheets that can be cut up for goody bags or cards.

* HONEYPOPS !!! New stamps to use with the Honeypops honeycomb paper including this one ... ornaments !! Just stamp two, cut out, and adhere back to back. AND , the newest paper is Peppermint Striped !!!! How fun is that ?!!

* Fun new Chipboard Albums from Want 2 Scrap ... a baby bib and a big corsette ... wow !!

* more new things ... Maya Road, Crafter's Workshop, and more ... not sure how much I'll get out but I am working on it !!

* coming soon next week (for sure) or soon as I can get them all unpacked ...  Ranger, Graphic 45, Spellbinders, Crafter's Workshop, Penny Black stamps, Cosmo Cricket, Tim Holtz ... to name a FEW !!!!

I posted in earlier this week but here it is again !! Materials for 3 cards for $5.

This week I unpacked some lovely crystal... strands & larger pieces, magnetic clasps, more large & small leaf charms, great spacers, metal beads, charms ... and still not at the bottom of the box. And I have found a great source for bulk spacers & findings so watch for great prices on large packages ... coming soon !!
This week's jewelry kit reminds me of those lovely Moroccan style lanterns that you put outside in the summer . lol. They are a bit steampunk and a bit Victorian .. like Victorian with an edge. the black crystal studded spacers and black earwires make them a bit different, a bit more fun !!
They are all crystal and you can get all the supplies + a photo for $4. There are several different colour combinations available ... from left to right ... Clear/Black, Opal/Pink Opal, Turquoise, Clear/Rose, Garnet Opal.

So, I am heading back to unpacking & putting out products ... please stop in !!

Monday, September 10, 2012

This week's kit ...

Burlap, twine, ribbons, and buttons ... this week's card kit is for a lovely homespun holiday ! You get all the supplies to make 3 cards for $5. Please note that the stickers & tags vary in each kit but they are all really cute and all from the new Simple Stories line "Homemade Holiday". Whip up a few quick cards to get your Christmas craft mojo started !! $5 per kit. Leave a comment if you want any saved ! Thanks !!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Exciting Stuff !!

Hi everyone !
It's September and time to start projects !! My pre-orders are starting to roll in and I ma unpacking as fast as I can ! Christmas & Hallowe'en are on my mind and I am planning lots of projects to share !
Let's see what's new this week, shall we ?

* The new Christmas line from Simple Stories is here ! "Handmade Holidays" is gorgeous ! Lovely country style reds & greens, burlap design, fabric prints ... all combine to make a line that begs to be used in your Christmas cards, albums, and home decor projects !
The line includes 14 double sided papers including sheets of journalling cards & 4x6 pieces, 6x6 pads, sheets of amazing stickers, 4x6 cards, 3x4 cards, journal pages, and pockets. Lovely !
here are a few pictures and a link to go to the website & view the products ... their pictures are much better than mine !! I am sure that I will also have to use it in an upcoming kit ... ;). I have no doubts that this will sell out quickly with the suppliers so don't wait too long !

Go here to see more !!

* Prima ... clips, stamps, metal charms, flowers, lovely flatback crystals ... so many fun add-ons !
* Zva adhesive backed crystals & rhinestones

This week's kit is a bit different ... it makes 2 cards & a treat bag ... and includes a stamp to keep ! See the last post for information and a picture ! They have sold out once but I made more so there are some left ...

I have new beads on order ... but my order hasn't arrived yet ! But I am still finding lots to put out ... firepolished, crystals, charms ...
I have also purchased a video camera and am setting up a spot in which to film tutorials ... really looking forward to that ! So keep watching ... I will update when I get my parcels and when I have some videos up & ready to watch !

So ... send the kiddos off to school, hop in the car , and come see what's new !!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

This Week's Kit !

Hi !
Just a quick post to let you know what the kit is for this week ! It is a bit different in that the cute little Hallowe'en people are not stamped for you - instead you will find a stamp INCLUDED in your kit ! So you get the materials for 2 cards, a treat bag, AND a stamp to keep ... all for $5.
Leave a comment if you want a kit saved ... and let me know your 1st and 2nd choice for stamps ... the stamps are : Dracula, Mummy, Ms. Frankenstein, Ghostie, or Pumpkin with crow.