Did you receive our email about our Black Friday Specials?
From now until Monday November 28 take advantage of the following in store deals: Spellbinders only $22.00 (some exceptions) 25% off mists and distress stains 25% off smash books 30% off Tim Holtz District Market Designer Bags Flowers Buy 1 Get 1 Free
PLUS: When you spend $100 or more before taxes, receive a grab bag of pre selected Bobunny Items valued at over $70 for FREE. (exceptions may apply, see store for details)
2012 Coupon books are now available. If you pre-bought one, you can pick it up now. If you didn't, that is ok, but come in quickly. Last year we sold out FAST! We will continue to hold books if you call in with your payment. No books will be held without payment. The books are $25 plus tax.
The book contains 15 coupons. Here is what is in the book this year.
4 x 40% off (this alone can more than pay for your book) Spellbinders or Sizzix buy 1 get one half price 15% off your entire purchase $20 off your purchase of $100 or more 20% off stamp or ink pad .50 cent cardstock Stamps buy one get one half price Flowers buy one get one half price 15% off a book or magazine 2 x earlybird ticket for our garage sale (A VERY Popular coupon) Free Crop
We are taking pre-orders for the 2012 Coupon Books. Last year many people who wanted one missed out, and we would not like to see that happen again. All pre-orders must be pre-paid. We expact to have the coupon books ready by the end of next week. The coupon books are $25, but well worth it.
Smash journals are finally back in stock. These have been such a huge hit that K and Company has had a hard time keeping up with the demand. They would make a great Christmas gift, especially for teens.... but lots of adults love them too. If you have not heard of them yet, check out the video by K and Company
We have in stock the Tim Holtz Limited edition distress ink set. This set comes with three brand new colours: Seedless Preserves, Gathered Twigs and Ripe Persimmon. No re-inkers are being manufactured for these colours. Limited quantities available. You can order on line or pick up in the store. Click here to view on line.
A peek a two new lines. Lost and found by My Mind's Eye is deliciously glittery and the embellishments are oh so lovely. There are stickers and embellishments to go with the fall line from We R Memory keepers as well.
At CHA I walked by a counter that was covered in lovely flowers. Well, who doesn't stop to look at pretty flowers? Upon taking a closer look at the flowers, and the lady behind the counter who was in the middle of making another one, I realized that they were sewn.
Sometimes when you think you are keeping your thoughts in your head, they actually pop out of your mouth (or am I the only one who experiences that?). So, aloud I said (probably with a scrunched up nose) "Oh, that's sewing". The lady behind the counter replied, "No it isn't, it is connect the dots." So I paused a little longer and watched her make a petal with a Kanzashi template. Sure enough, it was connect the dots using a needle and thread. It looked so easy. When I got home I ordered the templates to try it for myself. My creations are pictured below. They are a bit chunky for a layout, but so cute for a card.
At CHA there were a number of people pushing the idea of adding to cards something that the receiver could remove from the card and use, such as a pin, or a hair accessory. The Kanzashi flowers would be perfect for that. So fun!
This week a new copic rack arrived, along with lots of copics to stock it with. It is HUGE and I love it. It overpowers the store a bit, but boy oh boy will it look great at Scrapfest in the fall don't you think.
I took some tubes home last night and had some fun creating. Take a peek. (inspired of course by the SRM blog) The butterfly tube has scotch mints inside and the back to school tube has crayons inside.
I took a fun class at CHA with SRM stickers. Stickers! Really? Yes, it even surprised me. We made favours using assorted sizes of tubes that SRM sells. Their blog is really worth taking a look at, and if you think you need some of the tubes, or calendar stickers that you see on the project, we've got them. Click here to view their blog (make sure you look through older posts on their site. There are some great ideas. Below are a couple of samples from their blog.
This week's summer of savings special is on copic markers. Sketch markers are $5. Ciao markers are $3.50
We also have a pre-order special on Spellbinders Grand Calibur dies. You can view them here.
Finally, have you visited the Spellbinders blog party yet? Each day Spellbinders is introducing two to four new dies. On their blog you can link to projects that have been created with the new dies. We are taking preorder on all of the new spellbinders at a discounted price. You can view the dies by clicking here. Note: the new releases will not be shipping until September and October.
Do you have a 2011 coupon book? Did you use up the two 40% off coupons that expired at the end of the June? If not, don't fret. I am extending the coupon until June 9th. Don't delay, get in and use it today!
Week 4 Summer of Savings is 40% off on all instock Spellbinders dies.
Don't forget that today is also the last day to get 40% off of Basic Grey. Oh, and by the way, the new Basic Grey Oxford and Out of Print lines are here and included in the sale. Yes I'm crazy offering you 40% off on a brand new line, but at 8pm today the offer ends and so my sanity will return. :>)
It's ok. Just smash it in. There's always room, just like the junk drawer. Nothing's right, Nothing's wrong. It's all yours. We say glue in the gladness. A note, a quote. Athought to jot. A snipping, a clipping, the ideas that's caught. A card, a regard, a tidbit, a smidgen. A doodle of a poodle or the feather of a pigeon. It's the smatterings of ordinary, extraordinary life. Messy and Beautiful It's a Smash Journal and we have them. Check out the K and Company video on Smash Journals.
On the weekend I drove to Kitchener and picked up some more stamps and card samples from Karen at Your Next Stamp. They are so adorable and Karen has been so gracious to allow me to display her samples in the store. Here are a couple of close ups on the new ones.
I must admit that when the pennant craze first hit, my first reaction to them was that they were very "American". Why I would think that, I'm not certain, except perhaps because there were so many Fourth of July themed pages and cards that they were used on.
My next thought was that they would be good for Birthday pages, and I just couldn't get myself out of that mind set.
Then I was sent a photo of a project that really made me think differently. Take a look at the projects I used my pennant dies to create. The first one is a scraplift of the project that was sent to me. The other two came from playing around.
If you are interested in picking up the Pennant dies, you can get both the straight set and the lacey set together at a great price on our website. Just click here.
This pocket was made with the Spellbinders nested lacey pennants and nested pennants. I only taped the edges, and folded the top part of the straight edge pennant down to make a pocket opening. The pinwheels are stuck on rolled up cardstock (as I didn't have any sticks) and then tucked inside the pocket. Very easy and fun to copy. Stamp a sentiment on one of that banners that comes with the pennant dies and attach it to a pinwheel. Mine won't fit in an envelopes very well, but I think I'm keeping this one for myself for a while anyway. :>)
My New Years resolution this year was to deplete the old stickers off the sticker wall. They just aren't as popular as they used to be. So, I've been making lots of cards and layouts with stickers. The bird on the card below is a PSX sticker....old but great. PSX stickers lent themselves so well to card making and they have been fun to use up....plus I can't tell you how many people ask me if I colour my cards .....nope, it's a sticker!
On this card I used the spellbinders pennants again, as well as one of my Nellies die sets. I just had to add some stitching to the inside pennant and some glitter to the sticker. I made 20 of these cards, and they are for sale at the store.
This layout was so fun. I just kept adding more and more pennants. The critters are made with the Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge. This layout will be going up as a class, so keep an eye on the schedule.
Hey Bloggers! It is June and that means it is time to begin our Summer of Savings! It actually even felt like Summer earlier this week.
I will be sending out an email soon to announce the beginning of Summer of Savings on Monday, but my Facebook and Blog followers can start taking advantage of it right away! From now until June 13th all Petaloo flowers are buy 1 get one FREE.