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Thursday, November 27, 2014


Hello everyone !
Well it has been quite a week ! I have boxes and boxes of things to share . And it turned out that my arm is broken so I am now in a cast until New Year's. Talk about bad timing. How will everyone feel about Christmas kits and classes in February .... :(
But, anyway , I have unpacked 3 boxes this week and will be diving into 30lbs of beads this afternoon so let's take a look !
First ... great new papers ...

And then there are all the new dies ... I am blown away by the variety. There is always something new !

 And stamps !!! Again, LOVE THEM !!

 And last but not least , some fun new paper products from Taylored Expressions ... the calendar looks so fun ! (it was going to be a class ... but ... hmmm )

So that's it for today ... I hope you'll stop in this week and see all the lovely things in person. And remember, there are still 2 weeks to fill out prize ballots ! 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Extended Deadline for Ballots/Prize Draws

Hello !
Because of my silly arm, I haven't been able to take pictures of the prizes or prepare the smaller prize bags for the month's end.  I really want this to be a fun & festive event so I have decided to postpone it until the 12th of December. That will give you even more time to fill out your ballot/survey and more chances to win. Thank you for your understanding.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hello !

Hi everyone !!
I have some wonderful new things to share this week as well as some great products for your holiday decorating and packaging. Aaaannnd ... I worked really hard last week and all weekend so I would have time to make the pearl bracelet kits I have been promising as well as some great samples and Christmas kits ... and I fell and now have my arm splinted for a week with more follow up xrays after that. Some plans just don't work out, do they ? lol.
So let's get started !
I saw something like this on Tim Holtz's blog and decided to give it a go ... too easy !!
These ones are done with Tim Holtz rub ons.
They work beautifully on fabric !

NEW DIES, STAMPS, PRODUCTS ... click on the blue highlighted link to see the photos.


So that's it for now ... I am expecting more parcels this week so I may be back with another post. 
Here's the splinted wing ... sheesh. 

oh ... almost forgot ... I'm open this Wednesday night ... 6:30-8pm. Hope to see you then !

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mid November

Hello !
This weekend marks the middle of November .. where has the time gone ?? Wow.
This week I have lots of new dies, stamps, papers, and embellishments to share with you as well as beads, charms, and jewelry kits. And I have restocked some very popular items as well. But let's start with this week's kits ...

Christmas Card Kit :
This week's kit is all about snowflakes ... the kit has wooden flakes, glittered flakes, kraft flakes, flocked flakes (say that 3 times fast !!) , and blinged up flakes . You get all the materials you need to make all three cards for just $5.

Christmas Wish List Organizer : This little kit will go together in less than 30 minutes and save you lots of time this holiday season. The little book has 12 wishlist pages - all you do is add the name of your family and friends to each of the pages and keep a current list of their wishes and your purchases !

Now ... on to what's new !! I have new dies & stamps from Penny Black, new dies & stamps from Taylored Expressions, new dies from Couture Creations, lots of new embellishments from Tim Holtz Idea-ology, twine, stickers, paper from Doodlebug & Authentique and more.
Click on the blue highlighted "Mid November" link to see all the photos. Be sure to leave a comment or email if you want anything saved ... things are going quickly these days !!

And now ... paper. I have been selling out of paper so I went back to the vault ... lol. I ordered some of last years releases in order to have a bit more in  stock. And it has been selling quickly - sometimes  you have picked up every last sheet of a design . Some papers are just classics !!

And did you know ? Some paper manufacturers include a strip along the bottom of their papers that shows what is on the back. This makes it much easier to scan the paper racks !!

Now ... let's talk BEADS.
I have a bunch of new beading supplies .. chain, hemp, smaller beads (2, 3, and 4mm) as well as pearls in those sizes, coloured chain and findings ... and more to come !  
Still to be unpacked ... new Swarovski items, new beads, 10/0 seed beads, wire, and that's just a few items. 
I also have some of the Christmas Swarovski kits ready ... tree earrings & pendants as well as a few snowmen earring kits. I hope to get more done tomorrow and over the weekend. 

And don't forget the snowflakes !! It's time to start making them . They look beautiful hanging in the window, on the tree, or on parcels. They are super simple to make and would be a fun family activity. And did I mention that they are very inexpensive ? The forms come in 3 sizes and all you need are some beads . I have bulk bags of beads but I also have lots of bags done up in $1 bags ... and you cna make many of them with just a few of the $1 bags. You can bend or glue the ends but I prefer using rubber earring backs at the end of each arm. A bag of 100 is just $2.99 and you won't regret buying them - so much easier than messing around with glue !! 

 And charms ... I have filled the bins with Christmas charms . They are great for earrings, on chains or bracelets, hanging off ornaments, on cards ... so many uses !! (The number listed by each charm is the order # and the other number is the price.)

And LAST but not LEAST ... a ballot. Each week you will get one instore survey ballot with your purchase. Fill it out and bring it in by 5pm on November 28th. I'll be drawing for some wonderful prizes at the end of the month ! More details soon ...

So I think that's it for now. Hope to see you this Friday !!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

November !

Hello !!
Well November is here ( already ??) and it is time to hunker down to some serious crafting. I have been buried under boxes and boxes of lovely new things and am trying to find the bottom of the pile. I will share with you what I have unpacked so far and then get back to unpacking the rest. I have 2 HUGE boxes of beading supplies and they always take a long time to unpack. Do you know how many beads are in a 35lb box ? No, neither do I but I would guess a lot !! lol. But I am hoping to get through them and then start assembling Christmas kits. If I don't get that done this week I will have to do it this weekend ... I know everyone has been looking for them. And on that list are also the pearl + crystal bracelet kits ... so fingers crossed ! I am also reallllllly hoping to get a few samples made. I will do my best.
So without further ado ... click on the blue title link to see all the new dies, stamps, tools , inks, twines ... you name it !!

And as usual, if you want anything saved or ordered, let me know by commenting here on the blog post or send me an email (link in the sidebar). I am open this Wednesday night 6:30 to 8pm and then again Friday from 10am to 5pm. Hope to see you !!!!