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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Some new paper ... added quickly tonight to fill the holes !!

I just realized how empty the paper racks are ... Graphic 45s new lines are almost completely gone ! Time for some more paper ...
Authentique ... such pretty worn blues .

Fun paper for April showers !

"Well Travelled" by Carta Bella ... very nice !

A close up ... great for masculine projects.

And these are the stickers that go with the paper ... great for a travel album or masculine cards.

And keep reading ... the next post is new today too !!

CLEAN UP !!!!!!!

Okay ... I don't think it is Spring Cleaning really ... mainly because I don't really like Spring, nor do I care much for cleaning ... but I am CLEARING THE DECKS !!! I have gone through lots of stock and weeded stuff out ... and then slashed the prices !! I am trying to make room for some new things and ideas ... so stuff has got to go ! So there are bargains to be had !!  I have been in here since Sunday and have managed to fill a long table with sale items. This week I concentrated on paper crafting but next week I will be doing the same thing with beading ... so more to come !!


EMBOSSING FOLDERS ... do you ever look at those multi packs and think "I really only want that one ... I don't want to buy all 4 (or 2) ?" Well, you are in luck. I opened most of them up this week !! So you can buy whichever ones you want ! Prices range from $1.99 to $5.99 each. Don't miss out on this chance !!

This week you will find : stamps (almost 200 of them !!), dies, embossing folders, stickers, rubons, flowers, paints & inks, albums, mini albums, kits, scor pal boards & bag, Smootch, tools, ribbon, Mod Podge, and more . Most of it is 50% and the rest is pretty close !! But don't wait too long ... the sale won't last forever. At some point I will get sick of seeing the stuff and it will be gone !! lol. That's how I roll ... (All sales final.)

In the process of purging, I have revamped and tidied up sections ...
Buttons, Bling, Eyelets & Brads ... all happily displayed !

Stamps tidied up !

Adhesives ALL IN ONE SPOT !!!

Dies & Embossing nicely re-arranged !

I am unpacking a beading order this afternoon ... magnetic closures, chain, head pins, spacer beads, and more. And then next week I will start sorting the beading inventory so watch for sales and mixed bags !!

So I am spending the rest of the day returning the store to a presentable state. That make take a while ...  There is no kit this week - a short week with the Good Friday holiday and also, I have been too busy sorting stuff like a lunatic, I just couldn't get it done. A fun one next week !!

Closed Good Friday. Have a happy Easter !!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A few more photos for this week ... 3rd post !

Great "instagram" filters to put over photos (left) ... how fun !!
Also Hero stickers, Birthday party diecuts, and kitten buttons !

Amazing stuff from Prima ( that I may have misplaced until today ...)

More Prima products (cool doors !), Debbie Mumm  chipboard & diecuts ( birds & spring), and some great little icon stickers from Amy Tangerine.
Stickers ... these and more ... dogs, moms, dads, sisters, super hero kids ...

Dylusions Creative Journal ... just waiting for your creativity !!

Unpacking !!

Hi !

A few photos of what I am unpacking this afternoon ... and that is just the top layer !! I have products from : Prima, Bo Bunny, Jesse James, Pebbles, Spellbinders, Art Gone Wild, Studio Calico, Hot off the Press, Kaiser, and more !!!!

Prima wooden pieces !

Stamps !

Washi tape & Pretty bags from Pebbles.

 Oh ... the masks & stencils ... how to choose ?!!
 Glitter tools ! And lovely ones . Bottles, spoons to scoop it back up with, and funnels to get it in the bottle. So glam !! Perfect for a Glitter Girl !

And there is more ... but I have to get it unpacked !!!
Kits are in yesterdays post ... I still have a *few* of the Easter tag kits ... card kits are sold out.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

On the Eve of Snow ...

Hi everyone ! As I type this, I am listening to the weather warnings about tonight's snow storm ... and I'm excited. I'm not ready for winter to be done so a good blast of snow will be nice. I may be the only one happy but at least someone appreciates it

Two kits this week ...
the card kit is SOLD OUT - thank you !!
This kit uses the beautiful "Secret Garden" from Graphic 45. You will get all the materials for 2 cards, a lovely gift bag, a tiny tag , and a wee little clothes pin to attach the tag to the bag. The purple card is lined this week and has the birthday sentiment stamped inside. The diecuts vary in the kits but they are all luscious lovely florals. You get all the materials you need - prestamped, prescored, precut, prefolded - for all the items for $5. Leave a comment if you want any saved.

Kit #2 ...

The second kit is a quick little project that makes 9 tags. You get 9 spring coloured tags , ribbon, patterned paper and adorable stickers. You can quickly make tags for little bags of Easter treats !! Also $5. This would be a great project for kids too !!
If you live too far away to pick up the kits but still want them - no problem !! Just add $2 for postage & handling !! You can leave a comment with an email address and we can work out the arrangements. I can take a credit card # on the phone or put up a private listing on Etsy so you can use Paypal. On line store is in the works ... but it is a lot of work , so it will be a while. This should work in the meantime !

Thursday, March 14, 2013

a little bonus ...

10% off any of this week's new stamps ... for this week only !!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A Sample ...

Here's a sample of the new Dylusions Cherry Pie ...

Please don't ask for samples of the other colours ...LOL !!!
And remind me to wear gloves the next time I get a leaky bottle ... looked like a slaughter by the time I finished ... No paper was harmed in this exercise !!

NEW !!!

Unpacking several boxes of exciting new products ... so I just thought I would share some quick photos and then get back to work. Stop in to see more.
New Penny Black, Kaiser, and Basic Grey stamps.

Just a wee bit of the new Ranger product ... still unpacking ... new colours of Dylusions and Tim Holtz Distress PAINT !!

Dylusions stencils ... exciting !!

Tim Holtz stamps ... oh my !

Beautiful Penny Black background stamps.
Here's a close up of that Basic Grey background stamp ... vehicles !! How cool !

Dies from Impression Obsession & Lawn Fawn.

Stencils & stamps from Dylusions and Claudine Helmuth. Fun !!
Okay ... I am going back to unpacking !! Be sure you stop in to see these great new items as well as whatever else I pull out of the box !!
* Kits are in the last post ...

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

This Week's Kits ! Yes, Kits with an "s" !!!

Hi !
Just a quick post to let you know what the kits are this week. I'll post about new products tomorrow.

Easter is the theme this week ... and there are 2 card kits. Choose one or both !
sold out ...Here is the first ... comes complete with a fluffy bunny tail !!

sold out ... And here is the second ... it comes with a stamp set. Bonus ! I did stamp the EASTER image in pink ink for you just in case you didn't have pink ink but you get to keep the stamp set. That means you can make more ... or add bunnies ... or jelly beans !!

As usual, the kits come with all the materials for all 3 cards , ready to assemble, and are $5 each. Leave a comment if you want any saved ... I have very limited quantities this week !

Friday, March 8, 2013

Vintage Book Paper

Have you ever wanted some vintage book paper for a project ? Images look great stamped on it, it makes wonderful backgrounds, cute diecuts .... and so much more. Well, I happen to have a *stash* of it !! Paper booklets from 1948 actually ! Each booklet is 20 pages + and has a lovely creamy patina. Love love love old book paper !! $5 each.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

More New STUFF ...

This is the second post this week ... scroll down to see all the lovely new Graphic 45 and more.
More new CHA products ...

* Authentique ... paper from "Renew", "Hope" , and "Summer Seasons" collections including some really nice Easter paper !!

* Easter tags & mini stamps sets
Tags are just 75 cents and stamps are $1.49. Perfect for fun Easter cards , treat bags, and tags !!

Special Orders & Lay Aways
Last week I checked out my layaway & special order shelves ... and YIKES !! Oh my ... there were items that people had special ordered way back in October ... Christmas special orders and lay aways that are no longer of interest to anyone ... items that I easily could have sold a few months ago when they were all the rage ... and more. So I put most of it back into inventory. From now on, I will only be able to hold items for a certain length of time. I have many customers who travel several hours to shop and come every few months - no problem - I can hold items for them. And I am so grateful that they do come here to shop !! The same with card kits ... I have a whole list of you who pick your kits up every month or even every 3 months - again no problem, I know that you come on that regular basis. I appreciate it. But holding seasonal items or special orders for 4 or 5 months and not having them picked up at all just means lost revenue ... and that's bad.  So I am going to have to try hard to keep on top of it. Not trying to be a meany ... really, I'm not . LOL.

I was planning on an Easter kit and even came up with 2 kit designs last night after midnight ... I fell asleep watching Jeopardy at 11:30pm and woke up with a vision !!! But when I checked my mail this morning I had a new die & stamp set for Easter and new that I had to revamp the designs to include them ! So the Easter kit will be next week. I promise !!
Meanwhile, I have this kit ready ...

ABC Primer Cards ... makes one large card and 2 regular sized cards. Two Happy Birthday and a Thanks so Much card. Cute ! You get everything you need for all 3 cards for just $5. Leave a comment if you want any kits saved.
* You may notice that the last few kits have had prescored cards that were not folded ... welllllll, I often will make upwards of 200 cards at a time. I have really troublesome hands and folding makes them really sore ... so I am being a bit lazy and just scoring them for you ... I am hoping you don't mind folding them yourselves. I would really appreciate it !! That way I can make more kits !!

So I am off now to bag up leaves ... lol ... I dyed about 1000 of the little darlings yesterday so I must get them packaged as well as more of that beautiful seam binding .

Then those delicate little flower earring kits are the next on the list and then hopefully time for a pendant ...

Now keep scrolling down for yesterday's post ...