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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Quick Link .

here's a quick link to another album of new arrivals this week. lawn Fawn papers, stamps & dies, Tim Holtz stencils, Ranger inks.

Click the highlighted date to go to the album. There are so many nice new things !!

Great new stamps, dies, inks, stencils, and BEAUTIFUL plaid papers !!
Posted by Classic Hobbies on Thursday, February 25, 2016

Also .. quick notes ...
* 2 more weeks to get your cards in for the card swap. I have received some really lovely ones so don't miss out !!
* there will be a price increase on Mini Distress Inks ... next week I will have all the 2015 Monthly Distress colours in mini form as well as a big box of restock and the price has gone up because of that dollar (ugh) so the price will have to go up. So this week is your chance to stock up at $3.99. The new price will be $4.50. SAVE THIS WEEK. 
* don't forget the BIG SALE on Tim Holtz IDEA-OLOGY. 25% to 40% off all items. Most of them I will not be restocking so it may be your last chance to get some of these items. And on sale too !

* And here's a great video for making bangle bracelets. Did you know I have everything you need to make these ? I brought the wire jigs in before Christmas and I also stock the metal bracelets already made so you can just add the charms if you prefer not to make the metal part. They are easy & fun !! There are hundreds of charms to choose from too !

Making Personalized Wire Bangles, Beads Baubles and Jewels 2310Here's another Beads, Baubles and Jewels segment for your enjoyment. In this one Katie demonstrates how to make charm bangles with Beadalon's Wire Bracelet Jig!
Posted by TierraCast on Thursday, February 25, 2016

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Papers for St Paddy's, Easter, and Spring. And the WEEKLY SALE !!

Hello !
I have some pretty papers for the upcoming holidays and season ... St Paddy's, Easter, and Spring ...

Lots of stamps & dies. 

glass pearls  40% off

semi precious strands   40% off

Tim Holtz Idea-ology
40% off selected  items (green X on tag)
25% off the remaining items. 
Wondering what is on sale with the Tim Holtz Idea-ology ?? 
All of it !! *EDIT* I added some photos and info in the comments because I found more !! 
There is a minimum of 25% off but I have marked many items at 40% off. 
Here's a quick list of what is 40% off ... corners, tinsel twine, cabinet card frames, the tiny attacher (love mine !), boxwood twine, pine twine, tissue tape dispenser (cool little tool !), sanding grip, refills, decorative burlap canvases, selected paper pads, woodlands - wreaths/tree lot sets of large trees/assortment sets, ball chain, lock/keys, key holes, countdown coins, mini lanterns, pulley wheels, numerals, trophy antlers, muse tokens - Christmas, fragments, fragment charms, tag labels, label clips, corked domes, reinforcers, pocket watches, locket books, alpha chips, boneyard skulls, screw eyes, trophy cups, Christmas flash cards, customs fastners(brads), carousel clips, apothecary vials, Christmas ephemera packs, adornments - charms, wreaths, crossbones, ice skates.
Limited quantities of some items.
Don't miss this sale !!! I will not be restocking many of these items so get them this week !! If you can't make it in, message me with an order & we'll arrange payment. Thanks !!

So that's it for today ... thanks & hope to see you on Friday !
Scroll down to the previous post to see a card kit and 8 cards that I made with a single sheet of stickers !!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Stickers + paper + 45 minutes = 8 cards !! Oh, and a card kit.

Hi there !
I decided to see how many cards I could make with these cute Easter stickers. Now, to be honest, I didn't want to spend a lot of time or use a lot of materials ... I wanted something quick and fun ! So I got to work and it made me feel like I was a kid again playing with a sticker book, lol !!
So here are the stickers ...
And here's what I came up with ...

The stickers are just $2.39. Sold separately . 
I will be making up packages of precut supplies if anyone is interested ( by request). The package won't be a kit but it will contain the precut/scored card bases, precut patterned papers & cardstock, twine, and some Happy Easter sentiment stickers so you can make very similar cards. No instructions but the photos will be here to use as inspiration or reference. 
OR ... I will have the new Easter papers that I used for sale and you can buy a few sheets and make your own versions ! 
Here are close ups ... in case you want to make some. 
Look at that cute little chick paper !!

These two are harvesting carrots for Easter dinner. 

This little guy just flew in ...

Frolicking in a field of jelly beans ...

This was like "Build-a-Scene". 

For this one, I just put the stickers right on the card front .
I scratched around and found a spring stamp .

Stacks of Easter eggs ...

And this guy just makes me smile. :)
And here is this Week's Card Kit ... all the cards this week have some sort of sparkle ! Gold paper, gold threads, sequins, metallic trim ... sparkle, sparkle ! And one of the cards is even a SIMPLE SHAKER CARD !!
You get all the materials , ready to assemble , for all three cards for just $6. 

These are the diecuts for the shaker card. Please note that the diecuts vary from kit to kit.

So, that's it for today !! I'll be back later this week with a What's New post  ... stay tuned. 
REMINDER ... there are just 2 weeks left to get your cards in for the Card Swap . March 4th is the last day. Thanks. 

Monday, February 22, 2016

Pre-orders, Orders, Holds, etc.

Good morning ! 
Here's some info on new products ... you can leave your name for new items but all those of you who have prepaid for the items will be the first on the list when they arrive. Because suppliers are not bringing in much extra, if any, there is less chance for me to reorder. So if you really want a new product, the best bet is to prepay and get your name on the list. Don't miss out. smile emoticon
And I just want to remind people with items on hold that I only hold for 2 weeks. After that I put them back out for sale. You can EMT (email money transfer) if you can't get in . Just message me for a total . 
Thanks so much !

Wednesday, February 17, 2016


Hello !!
Today it's all about paper ... Paper prices have been climbing ... up. lol. Between the weak Canadian dollar, regular price increases, and crazy shipping costs, paper prices have been rising every week. Each time I order, the prices have gone up. Each new collection has a bigger price tag on it. Ugh. I am now finding that some of the paper costs me as much as I charged selling it a few months ago.  I am also seeing a big discrepancy between companies ... the prices vary quite a bit . Add some foil or glitter and the paper costs more. I always charged the same price for all the papers & absorbed the difference but with all the increases I have had to raise my prices several times over the last few months as well as be very selective about which lines I bring in. So ... I am giving you a chance to stock up and me a chance to make room for some new papers so that I can put them out for sale.
This week only ...
Patterned paper
75 cents per sheet !!!!

(that's the 'regular' paper ... doesn't include specialty foils, glitters, vellums, etc)
So stock up !!!!
The usual ... no holds or layaways. 

And there are also deals on 12x12 cardstock !! I am not going to be carrying 12x12 cardstock by the sheet in the future. I will order packages for people - either 25 sheet packs of one colour or assorted packs - but I won't be carrying it by the individual sheet. I will however, continue to carry the 8.5 x11 paper by the sheet. I find I have a much greater percentage of card makers than I do scrapbookers, and even the scrapbookers I have are moving to smaller albums. But don't worry, if you need 12x12, just let me know and we can set up a special order ! 
So this week I will be doing up packages of 12x12 cardstock ...

12 x 12 cardstock
20 sheet packs 
A great chance to stock up for future projects !!!

So that's the sale this week !!! Great opportunity to fill up your supply cabinets. 

I just sent off  a big order to my bead supplier ... I'll soon be restocked with tools & findings and will also have some fun new products to share ... fabric cording, pellet beads, and more. 

Watch next week for some great new products like the Tim Holtz Distress Crayons . 

Also ... my supplier is now carrying Paper Smooches stamps & dies. I will be ordering in some but won't be stocking the entire line - there are so many ! But I am posting the links to their blogs so you can see what they have. If you want any special ordered, just let me know !!

Paper Smooches  - education blog
Paper Smooches  - lots of inspiration on this blog !!
Have a good week & hjope to see you on Friday !!

Thursday, February 11, 2016


Okay .. I'm back as promised ! Here is a link to the album of new products as well as a few sneak peeks to make you want to click and see more. Lots of cute dies and stamps.
(click on the blue highlighted date in the link below)

Tim Holtz MINI Crazy Birds !! And the matching dies. 

Paper Angel

Embroidery hoops & stitched designs. 

Great chicken wire embossing folder. 

Bunnies !

I love these sweet little Birthday Bunnies. 

The shims are back !!
And they fit the CUTTLEBUG !!

Stick It is back in stock !!

Next week ... Easter & St Paddy's paper. Stay tuned.
Be sure to scroll down to see this week's card kit as well as the SALES for this week ! ( psst ... there are some good ones ...)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Weekly Card Kit & Sale.

Hello !
I have a card kit this week as well as the weekly sale.
Back tomorrow with new items.
This week's kit is Sympathy Cards. No one wants to use them but sadly, we usually do need one once in a while. And it is much easier to make them ahead and have them on hand ... and if you never have to use them, that's great !
Because they are sympathy cards, I have made them very simple. I don't think this the time for glitter & loads of embellishment. The kit makes 3 cards and contains everything you need + directions with a photo for $6.

And if you like the paper ... I still have some that I will be putting out for purchase.
That floral is lovely !

And now for the SALE !! I have held over some of the sales from last week because of the weather .. and added more !
As usual ... discount is on regular prices, does not include layways or special orders, no holds, all sales final.
OMBRE Ink by Hero Arts ... 40% off !!

Hemp - 40% off

PUNCHES - 40% off !!

50% off these mini ink pads. 

Lots of great markdowns on the sale table !!!
 And remember ...

So if the sale price is circled in green, you will get an extra 25% off the sale price !!!
For example, this die set will be marked down from $18.99 to just $7.49 !!

These Distress Paints & assorted sprays are now 50% off !!

These beautiful paper decorations are 25% off. 

Just one of the sets ... lots of colours to choose from !!

Great clear out price on these markers !!
So there you go ... a card kit & a sale !
I am open this Friday 10am to 5pm and this Saturday from 10am to noon.
I'll be stopping at the post office tomorrow to pick up an order so I should have another post this week with some new things !!