Tuesday, February 26, 2008

More new goodies!

Yesterday the Big Bite Crop-a-Dile from We R Memory Keepers came in and this morning we received the four new lines from Dream Street Papers. All are double sided card stock weight and two are bright, fun and very colorful (perfect for kid pages!), while the other two are more classic in soothing color palettes. I can see these two working perfectly into vintage, classic and traditional genealogy style albums.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Reciprocal Links

We would love to help you share your art in exchange for a little link to us on your page- blog or webpage! Email me at Brandy@EclecticaMemphis.com to get on the list!


New Arrivals

As promised, I've got some photos of some new goodies! Yesterday Flair Easter paper came in, Rubber Stamp Tapestry new stamp sets arrived and earlier this week Bo Bunny came in.

We also ordered from two more companies- Paper Loft and Clearsnap (they have really neat tools that I personally can't wait to play with!)

Bo Bunny has two lines that are single sided (to the left- 6 papers each) and two double sided lines (to the right, obviously :) ) They have nice, easy to work with rub-ons for the lines as well. (you can kind of see them in the photo)
Flair's Easter paper is single sided and is perfect for cards! Several of the patterns are generic and would work well for Spring also.


Monday, February 18, 2008

New Product Coming in From A to Z :)

Just to give you a little tease....

7Gypsies, Accucut, Amuse, Art Gone Wild, Autumn Leaves, Basic Grey, Bazzill, Bo-Bunny, Chatterbox, Cloud 9, Cosmo Cricket, Crate Paper, Creative Imaginations, Creative Impressions, Daisy D's, Die Cuts with a View, Doodlebug, Dream Street, EK Success, Fancy Pants, Flair, Fiskars, Heidi Grace, Hero Arts, Imaginisce, Inkadinkadoo, Inque Boutique, Kaiser Craft, K& Company, Karen Foster, KI Memories, Little Yellow Bicycle, Making Memories, May Arts, Maya Road, Me & My Big Ideas, Moxxie, My Mind's Eye, One Heart One Mind, Paper Trunk, Paper Wizard, Pebbles, Penny Black, PineCone Press, Pink Paislee, Prima, Printworks, QuicKutz, Ranger, Reminisce, RubberStamp Tapestry, Rusty Pickle, Sandylion, Scenic Route, Scrapworks, SEI, Sparkle & Sprinkle, Stampendous, Tombow, Tsukineko, We R Memory Keepers, and last but not least, Zutter.

Photos will follow as product begins arriving. :)
Brandy & Ellen

What is an ATC (Artist Trading Card)?

We figured since we were hosting an ATC swap at the Store, we should give people the run down of all the pertinent information regarding those lovable little things known as ATC- Artist Trading Cards. So, welcome to our little primer of all things ATC.

Thankfully there are few rules about ATC's- the really important one, and the one that makes an ATC an ATC has to do with size.

ATC's are ALWAYS 2 1/2" by 3 1/2". They're supposed to be swapped/traded. Never sold (if an ATC is offered for sale it is known as an ACEO (Art Card Editions and Originals). They can be made of ANYTHING! I've seen some really amazing fabric ATC's, some made of glass, metal, etc. A note about thickness-- many people like to store their ATCs in Baseball Card Sleeves, either the individual ones or the pages, so most people take that into consideration when they add embellishments.

The other rule is that ATCs should be signed and numbered. Like for our Spring Swap, I will write the following information on the back of my cards:

Brandy Boyd
Spring Swap 08
1 of 10 (etc for each of my cards)

Many companies make stamps specially sized and all that for ATCs that has lines for your name, date, etc. I have one from The Cat's Pajamas, one from Hampton Arts, and one from Invoke that are very lovely. (All can be special ordered through the store if we're out of them!)

This swap's theme is very loose- Spring - and can be interpreted in so many ways. Which is one of the wonderful things about ATCs- they are little portable works of art that can also inspire in so many ways. Put them in a book and look through them when you're needing a jump start. Use them on cards and pages for special embellishments. Take an ATC design and blow it up to card or even layout size. They're excellent starting points and they're easy to make, as quick as you want them to be and their small size keeps them from being overwhelming.

The Wikipedia entry for ATC's gives a considerable amount of info regarding the history of the art form and is a nice read if you're thinking this might be something that you could get addicted to. :) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artist_trading_cards

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Hey everyone! thanks for stopping by! Hopefully soon you'll be here oohing and ahhing over all the new stuff we're getting in!

I'll be posting a list of companies we ordered from soon, so bookmark the blog and check it regularly!