Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New Products - April 29th

New Art Blanche from EK- the birthday book is too cute- and would make a very special gift for a birthday boy or girl in your life, no matter how many candles are on their cake!

New Chatterbox- as always, that lovely silken paper with the subtle linen texture that makes it oh-so-wonderful for card making. There are a few papers here that are a diversion from their traditional look. (the brown, aqua and green is my personal favorite and features the very 'now' tree and leaf motifs) I think I'll be using it for my Earth Day pages- it should coordinate nicely with the Girl Scout's uniforms :)

New from Little Yellow Bicycle- If Zach's Life was all about the boys, then this line is definitely all about the girls! Floral and frilly with butterflies and birds, this line exudes the joys of spring with an invigorating color palette.

Rusty Pickle - Pop Star is complete doodly goodness in everyone's favorite versatile black and while color scheme. (No worries about your photos clashing with this one!)
This is a fun and funky line that just makes me smile! Lines like "Dare to Dream", "Create" and "Be True to Yourself" make this paper ideal for inspirational mini-books or journals, cards and layouts documenting life's achievements (big and small).

New pigment inks from Ranger- match the alcohol inks, pens and colorwashes they have. What is also nice about these is they are PIGMENT- which means you can emboss with them! Double up the color with these inks and the matching Ranger embossing powder for a super saturated color!

Friday, April 18, 2008

New goodies in this week!

I'm back from my vacation and finally caught up! Tricia and Ellen did an amazing job with the blog while I was gone, and I hope everyone enjoyed the neat stuff they had to share!

We've got some more neat stuff coming up- National Scrapbook Day is May 3rd and we have a great weekend planned for that. Our Garage Sale is next weekend- I hope everyone is able to come out and enjoy the great deals on stuff. Last year, it totally blew me away the awesome stuff people found in their stashes and the great prices on hard to find things!

Also, we're going to be doing special orders on Copic Marker sets. If you are unfamiliar with Copic Markers, they're the gold standard of markers for professional illustrators and graphic designers. (you can check out most of their offerings at www.copicmarker.com) They had created three color sets for the scrapbooker/stamper that aren't currently on their website - Basic Brights, Soft Pastels and Earthy Elements. These are all sets of 12 double ended markers and are $71.49. They also offer sets of 36 and 72. We will only be accepting orders for sets- no open stock at this time. If you are interested, please check out their website or stop by the store and we'll be happy to assist you. There is a 4 to 6 week delivery time after we place the order, so it gives you an opportunity to break up the payments (deposits are required on these) and save up!

We did get some new product in this week- Sandylion, Pink Paislee, Inkadinkado, Cloud 9 and Heidi Grace.

Sandylion's newest release is a very cute baby/toddler line. The boy paper is bright and fun with space ships, trucks, cars, trains and planes, zoo animals and coordinating stripes and words. The girl line is more subtle with flowers, bunnies and tone on tone patterns. (click image for a closer look)

Pink Paislee is a new company that debuted at CHA this year. It was hard to get a good photo of this, and unfortunately I've cut out the great letter stickers and adorable clear stamp set. They have some great shaped papers, coordinating transparencies and die cut sheets.

Inkadinkado's new stamp board is out and there are some really stunning stamps. They all have swirls and flourishes and are really elegant. The sentiments are very nice as well. What's nice about them is that you buy 2 and get one free and they have an idea sheet to inspire you when you need a last minute card!

Heidi Grace's new baby line is absolutely PRECIOUS! It is glittered, embossed and flocked and has the cutest little storks, clouds and more! Cloud 9 Design's paper is perfect for summer with bright, warm colors and a kick-up-your heels and enjoy the day kind of feel to it.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

what do you to do with your paint dabbers?

While I was surfing on the net I found this video using the Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers in a new technique. I love finding different ways to use my Ranger products. If you know of any new techniques please share.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Extra !! Extra!! Read all about it!!

Good News !
Have you been patiently waiting to get Donna Downey’s new books.
They have arrived.
We have also received the new Big Bite cases with gromlets and
7 Gypsies photo carousel and 7 Gypsies ATC punch.
Come on in and enjoy these new goodies!

Even if you don't sew, Fabric Scrapbooking will show you 25 ways to combine photos and fabric to create beautiful home d├ęcor pieces, wearable art and albums. Step-by-step instructions will guide you through each project and help you create projects you'll cherish.

In A Photos-First Approach to Designing Layouts, Donna teaches you how to create layouts where your photos take center stage by using 25 photos-only sketches to make over 100 reusable page designs. These multi-photo sketches also get more of your photos on each page, allowing you to scrap even more memories.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Tips For Clear Stamps

Brandy is away and left Ellen & I in charge of the blog. We both are still learning about blogging but we hope to learn something and have fun. Unfortunately we didn't receive any product today. Hopefully tomorrow will be a big day.

We found this tutorial by Jennifer McGuire that we really enjoyed so we thought we would share it with you:

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

We're on MySpace now, too!

If you're a MySpace person, check us out at our spanking new page and add us as a friend!

I'll be offering special coupons, sales and pre-shops for MySpace friends only!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

New in April 1st, 2008

No April Fool's Jokes here- we received some neat stuff today! New stamps from Penny Black, Great Impressions and Printworks, new ribbon and alphabet stickers from American Craft, and after an oppressive wait, the Ranger Memory Glass and Frames (including the 1 inch by 1 inch ones in CLEAR!)

I will add the close up pictures of the Penny Black Boards tomorrow, but here's the peek at what came in today!

April Page Contest

It's that time again! Our Page Contest- and what a perfect way to get those Easter and Spring Break pictures on a page!

The kits go on sale April 1st, and are only $5! They will be available for purchase until April 18th or while supplies last. Remember, the over-all winner will receive a $25 Eclectica Gift Card. All entries will be returned after the contest, so it is very important that names and other required information be listed on the back. Limited to one entry per person, supply limited, so don't delay!

Official Rules:

1. We ask that you use *only* what is included in the kit, with the exception of journaling and titles. Those may be done with stickers, die cuts, computer printing, handwritten, etc. You are more than welcome to use your QuicKutz or other die cutting system to cut your titles/words using the paper *in* the kit. You may also use ink, paint, stamps, and doodling. Just remember, *NO* other paper or embellishments.

2. Return your completed 12x12 layout to the store by April 21sth. NO ENTRIES will be accepted for judging after this date.

3. Layouts will be judged by a random panel of judges who are not employees of the store. (Please be sure to put your name and phone number on the *back* of your layout!)

Our kit contains My Mind's Eye papers, Bazzill cardstock, Making Memories brads, Quickutz die cut elements, and ribbon.

Winner of our Doodlebug Tote!

Congratulations to the owner of this comment:
Blogger Cari said...

What a cute bag! I want it, please please please

March 15, 2008 1:20 AM

Cari- please stop by the store to pick up your tote bag!