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Monday, April 29, 2013

TWO Kits this Week !!

Hi !
 Two card kits this week ... Mother's Day & Graduation. I had originally planned to make the Mother's Day cards so they could also be birthday cards but it seemed then that they were just general multi purpose cards with a mother's day tag on them ... I decided to make them solely for mom ! So this week I have a set of 3 cards for mom - ready to assemble - for $5 and also 3 graduation cards also for $5. Leave a comment if you want any saved !!

More blog updates later this week !

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Summery Earrings !

My friend Crystal made these lovely light summery earrings ... and then told me I was welcome to kit them ! Yay !! So you get all the materials, a colour photo, and instructions to make them for $3.
The earwires shown have butterflies on them but there are a few other styles as well.  They really are lovely !!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Shimmer Sheets !!!

Shimmer Sheets are here and they are beautiful !!
Shimmer sheets are 5x12 sheets of mylar ... they come in iridescent and metallic colours. They can be embossed, sanded, inked, or used as is. I made a few samples ... take a look !

Here's the first piece of shimmer sheet after I ran it through an embossing folder ... I can use it like this ... and I did. But there are other things you can do .

You can send the embossed design ... it will remove the colour , leaving a white pattern and making the design pop !!

Now get ready to ink ... another option. You must use a solvent based ink like Stazon or Archival ink. After all, mylar is plastic !

Inked ... a whole 'nother look !!
The finished card ... I used the plain embossed sheet and flipped it over to have the opposite design.
Just a note ... the butterfly is cut with an Elizabeth's Die ... cute !!

Another colour ... another embossing folder.

Love this colour ! Left to right ... embossed, sanded, inked.

Love this one too !! Same thing ... l-r ... embossed, sanded, inked.

sanded, inked.

embossed, sanded.

Lots of beautiful colours.

More colours ...

And more ...

And even more ... actually I tried to take individual pictures of these ones but they are so reflective that I had pictures of myself taking the pictures ... not good ...

So the Shimmer Sheets come in a package of 3 sheets ( 5x12) for $7.35. You can make 9 full cards or many many with just strips or pieces.
But ... what if you just want to try a few pieces ?  I have a sample pack of 2 4x5 pieces for $1.99.
Or you can get a sampler of 6 different colour 4x5 pieces for $5. Great way to try it !!
Stop in & see the samples and pick up a package to try !!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

This Week's Card Kit ...

Hi !
Guess what just arrived ? Tim Holtz's Distress Paints in the Metallics !!

I also unpacked a few more stamps - big and little, as well as more paper.
I am holding off on adding anymore as I am hoping to spend time tonight using some exciting new products and having pictures and samples to add tomorrow night !! Keep watching !

Here is this week's card kit ... sympathy cards. You get all the materials - precut, prefolded, stamped, and eyelets set - for all three cards for just $5. Leave a comment if you want any saved !

And ... remember the owl card kit that came with the stamp set ? Well, I found 7 more stamp sets so I was able to make another small batch ! Let me know if you want any ... this really will be the last of them !!  SOLD OUT AGAIN !!

It's almost Mother's Day so I did up a bunch of new earring kits ... very simple but so pretty ! These are like the kits I sold out of in the fall but new colour combinations and a smaller more delicate crystal spacer. The kits feature glass beads, Swarovski crystals, and crystal studded spacers ... all for just $2.50 !! Great little gifts !
13 new colour combinations !

Love the vintage pink as well as the bright pink.

How about a ruby pair ??

Perfect greens & blues ... calm seas & mermaids !!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Bracelet ...

Remember this bracelet ?

Well I finally got more of the spacer beads so I now have kits. In the kit you will receive the resin beads, spacer beads, elastofloss stretchy cord, a collapsible eye needle, instructions, and a photo. The only other thing you need ( if you want) is some nail polish to dab on the knot. All for $3.25. There is a limited supply so let me know if you want any ! Makes a great summery bracelet.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Another little update ...

SALE SALE SALE ... I finally have a sale table set up JUST for beading ... tools, needles, chain, hemp, wire, tiger tail, findings, beads - semi precious, glass, metal, shell, wooden ... ALL ON SALE !!! Most things are half price, some are even more !!!

I have a few more pictures of unpacked products ...
More embossing folders added to the baskets ...
More brads ... maybe the cutest yet !!! 40 cents each or available in pkgs of 12 for $3.99.

Some fun new stamps from Cosmo Cricket & Amy Tangerine
More brads ... dragonflies
Rubber ducky brads and adorable monsters too !!
Tiny little leaf brads.
Cosmo Cricket TV DINNER paper ... fun papers, great stickers, and cute stamps !
Here's a close up of the Cosmo Cricket TV DINNER paper ... it speaks to my inner child of the 70s.
Hey ! Can you hear the Partridge Family singing ???

Tim Holtz Paper Stash ... 8x8 Collage and 12x12 French Industrial

And now I am loading up a table of SALE SALE SALE bead items !!!!!!!



Tuesday, April 16, 2013

New Tim Holtz Ideology, Elizabeth's Dies, Earring & Card Kits !!

Hello !
Let's go !!

The card kit is in the post below ... scroll down for the details !

 How about some very lovely, very dainty, and very sparkly Swarovski crystal earrings ?
There are several shapes to choose from ... oval, round, square small, square large. There are also various colours and ear wires to choose from. The colours are all shown in the photo.
Round : jet, crystal copper, turquoise, red magma
Oval : emerald, red magma, clear
Small Square : clear AB, bronze shadow
Large Square : Bronze Shadow
Here are the prices for the supply packages for the regular earwires. Just add 40 cents if you want the longer earwires instead.
Ovals : $3.80
Round : $2.60
Square (small) : $3.40
Square (large) : $4.60
The package includes all the materials needed. There is no photo/instructions included ... mainly because there really isn't any other way to put them together ! You can use this photo as a reference.
Let me know if you want any saved !!

* Tim Holtz's ideology ... so much new stuff !! And such great stuff too ! I'm unpacking it right now but I am posting some pictures for sneak peeks !
I spy ...

Assemblage Clocks ...

Configurations Books ...

Ruler Binding, Remnant Rubs, Pocket Watches, Compass Coins ...

Collage Keys ...

Burlap Panels, Tag labels, Worn Covers ...

In that pile is :
burlap panels, configurations book, assemblage clocks, pocket watch, compass coins, collage keys, tag labels, enamelled tags, wishbones, buckles, hinges, ring fasteners, ruler binding, ring binders, worn covers, cabinet card frames, label letters, remnant rubs, salvage stickers, industrious stickers, paper stash 8x8 and 12x12 ... phew ! So much !!
* Elizabeth's Dies ... great new dies including butterflies, bees, dragonflies, cupcakes, words. nice price too !! All under $12 ... many under $10.

* stencils ...

* and there is more in the boxes but I haven't reached the bottom yet !

I am still adding to the $1 bins ... lots more glass beads as well as metal beads.
And ... whatever else I can get unpacked tomorrow !! ;)

So ... lots of fun new things to see. Stop in & get yours before it`s gone . Have a great week !! I`ll post again this week when I have more news to share ...

Monday, April 15, 2013

This Week's card Kit and a Reminder about Items on Hold ...

Hi !
Here is this week's card kit ... as usual you get all the supplies -ready to assemble - for all 3 cards for just $5.

If you want a kit mailed, add $2 for postage & handling for the first one and $1 for each one thereafter. I am set up for email money transfers.

And now ... I am still finding my shelves & bins are filled with lay aways and items on hold. I don`t mind holding items but I really need them to be picked up ... So , if you have items that have been on layaway for quite a while, please come get them. I can arrange to mail them if you can`t get in. I hold automatic weekly card kits for people and that is no problem. I also hold card kits to be mailed monthly - again no problem. Other items will be held for 3 weeks unless other arrangements are made. Thank you for your help with this.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Hello !

Hi everyone !
This has been a hard week ... sorting, kitting, unpacking ... I started Sunday morning & I hope to finish tonight ... well, I guess I have to since I'm open tomorrow ! LOL !

I have been up to my eyeballs in beads ... wow. I had such a great response about the $1 packages of metal beads that I am doing the same thing with the smaller glass beads. And they are a mess !!! So many mixed up beads ... eek. So I have spent the last 4 days ... just me and 1200 bags ... bagging up small glass filler beads. So many of the beads that are under 25 cents each are now bagged up . And they are $1 per bag. But you get more bang for your buck ... there are more beads in the bags than you could have purchased individually for $1. If I don't have to account for lost beads -"vacuum food" - I can make them an even better price ! I also took the opportunity to bag up some of the more expensive discontinued beads ... many are 50 cents each but you will get 3 or 4 in your $1 bag !! So I have cleaned trays, sorted beads, bagged, and put out new beads in the empty spots ... yay !!

While I was sorting, I made some more of the bead mix bags ... and because I just wanted to BE DONE ... I STUFFED those bags !! So lots of great mixes available ! Super for memory wire bracelets, cha cha bracelets, multi strand necklaces, or just plain ANYTHING !!

I also did up some $1.99 bags of 8mm round assortments ... perfect for a quick bracelet !

And new ...
* longer ear wires with a rhinestone insert ... gunmetal. These are not as long as the plain ones . Very cute !!

* new semi-precious : dog teeth amethyst ( I have no clue about the name !!), crazy lace agate in pink and blue, coral, multi colour agate, turquoise.

How cute are these ?!!

* rosemontees in several sizes
* 4mm NAVY fire polished beads. Yes, actually navy !! And I am restocked on the jet, crystal, silver lined crystal.
* new slim tools ... from $6.99 to $7.99. Side cutters and pliers ...round nose, bent nose, chain nose.
* cathedral beads & glass lady bugs !

 * new from Tim Holtz & Sizzix ... great dies & embossing folders.

* restocked on Tim Holtz stamps
including MY FAVOURITE !
* fun new rub ons and embellishments.

* She Art supplies from Pink Paislee & Christy Tomlinson ... scroll down 2 posts to see the details !

* adorable little bags ... imagine these on a card or a layout. Available in packages and also by the piece !


Kit of the Week ...
scroll down to see it ... it was posted on Monday ... but all you can do is look - it's sold out. Sorry ! I guess I better get the kits assembled now ... lol. That's what I'm off to do now ... have a great day & hope to see you this week !