Thursday, May 22, 2008

When it rains...

It POURS! We've been inundated with new product over the past few days. Today the friendly guys from UPS and FedEx brought us boxes from Cosmo Cricuit, Black Market Paper Society, K&Company, Memory Box, My Sentiments Exactly, Tim Holtz (Ranger) and the new publications from Stampington & Company.
Here's a peek at what came in today:

Black Market Paper Society is a new company for us. Their paper is VERY nice- think the luxe feel of old Chatterbox. Double sided and lightly textured. There are 6x6 paper pads that match also.

Cosmo Circuit's new Hello Sunshine line is BRIGHT! And the patterns are fun and retro. The Paper Pad has a shaped edge that makes a nice visual impact on cards and pages. I've just shown the top paper, but the rest of this line is really great- looks like summer to me!

K& Company's two newest lines, Blue Awning and Sea Glass, are very lovely. They remind me of some of their older lines- you know, the ones that made us all want to scrapbook? :)We have all the goodies to coordinate with these gorgeous papers, including the 12x12 and 8.5x8.5 albums.

The newest coolness from Tim Holtz has arrived- metal gizmos and goodies to embellish all your paper projects and altered arts! His unmounted stamp binder is really cool too in an embossed faux leather with zipper closure.

Memory Box's new board is just filled with lovely, fresh and frilly stamps that are simple and sophisticated! I've provided a close up of the board and i'll let them speak for themselves- i just don't think i can do them justice!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Album Craziness! Plus other new goodies :)

Apparently we thought we needed more albums.. ALOT more! I think it is safe to say we have the largest assortment of albums around! Tons of new 12x12, 8.5x8.5, 8x8, even some 11x8.5! We brought in all sorts of K& Company albums, Colorbok, Pioneer, Cloud 9, Making Memories and more... I have never seen so many albums in my life. :) Since we have so many, we've decided that we're going to celebrate by having a sale! (makes sense to me!) Come by Memorial Day weekend May24th-26th (we're open 10am-4pm on Monday) and enjoy a 20% savings on any in-stock, regular priced album! We're also going to have other specials, so keep an eye on your inbox if you're on our newsletter or check here Friday to see what else is on sale!

In other news- we got in Heidi Grace's family line and, as always, it is absolutely too cute! Love the lady bugs! There are coordinating chipboard packs, clear stickers and 3-D stickers that round out this line.

Imaginisce's new lines also arrived and there are clear stamps that coordinate with the lines. The birthday paper is very nice, and the baby boy and baby girl lines are adorable! The embellishments are very cute too.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

New product - May 14th

We got some really amazing paper in from a company that we've never carried before- Graphic 45. Their vintage fashion papers are really something different! And, to top it all off, they're double sided. (you've really got to click in the picture and see some of these up close! The clocks and vintage ads are really neat!)

We also got in about a dozen papers from another new company- Image Connection. Think old 7Gypsies style with vintage love letters, post cards and Old World maps. We got in several maps, love letters, Persian prints and a few more!

Also in today- new Tinkering Ink! This is a really great line that makes me think of Dutch stuff for some reason, but I adore it! I can't wait to use it for a 'guy' book- the blue and white just makes it so versatile! And there are plenty of patterns that aren't floral!

May Mini Book Kit

Here's a sneak peek at Danielle's amazing mini book for our May kit (goes on sale at 10am on the 15th!) If you're on the pre-order list, we'll give you a call tomorrow. If not, and you want to make sure one of these belongs to you, give us a call and pay by phone . They're only $19.99 and have all the materials you need to complete this adorable mini album!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

New Goodies!

If you haven't seen the new QuicKutz Limited Edition Spring Gift sets, here's a peek! They are part of QuicKutz current Around the World in 80 Dies line and have destination themes. Fiesta (the colorful pi├▒ata) has a distinctive Old World Spanish feel, Mademoiselle (the Chanel style black purse) has a definite French Art Nouveau look, Chopsticks (the take out box) is a very stylish, slightly distressed Asian style, and Exotic Island (the coconut) is a double font with a Surf's Up! look to it. Fiesta, Mademoiselle and Exotic Island are Cookie Cutter dies and Chopsticks is a 2x2 that can be used in the Squeeze or the Revolution.

Doodlebug's new awesomeness is great monochrome paper with coordinating flocking. Not only is it perfect for wonderfully coordinated cards with velvety tone-on-tone designs, but it makes great layouts too. Imagine how sharp and stylish it will look with black and white photos! There are velvet brads that also match, and these new papers go with all the existing Doodlebug papers (including the Sugar Coated glitter papers and the Bazzill Criss Cross cardstock)

KI Memories has several new Elsie lines out- we got in the Daisy line (super cute puppy paper) and the Forest line (outdoorsy- has MANY uses!) Daisy also has coordinating rub ons and those really cool rubber 3-d embellishments that are great for pages because they aren't too thick.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Projects from our NSD Crop

We had a couple of contests for our croppers and wanted to share the great work they came up with! We really loved the way everyone had such different work and great ideas.

First, we had a paper doll contest, using QuicKutz 4x4 paper doll die.

We also had a layout contest where croppers were given a sketch and they interpreted it as they wanted.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Cool new stuff

Two new books on the rack- Lisa Bernson's 50 Moments- Scrapbooks Pages that Matter Most and Layout Blueprints 2.

Great Impressions' May release has several upcoming holidays covered. Graduation, Father's Day, Fourth of July, Summer parties and even a festive birthday!

Making Memories' newest release is absolutely lovely.. Their ribbons are always amazing and these papers are so great. Vintage without being grungy- they have a feminine sophistication that is very now. All the coordinating accessories make this a wonderful line to create a Mother's Day album, a Why I Love you mini book, home decor items or just a few really great layouts.

Monday, May 5, 2008

April Page Contest Winner

Congrats to Beth B for her winning page!

Entries can be picked up at any time. We appreciate everyone's participation and thought all the entries were exceptional!

National Scrapbook Day Baskets

Today is the last day to get your tickets in for the baskets we are giving away for NSD. Each $20 spent pre-tax and after discounts gets you a ticket to win one of four amazing Gift Baskets! (Purchasing one of the QuicKutz Spring Gift sets will get your **5** tickets!)

Here are photos of the baskets- get in by 8pm tonight to get your entry in! We will announce the winners first thing Tuesday morning! (remember - click to see them better!)

Mother's Day Gift Card Bonus

Attention all moms! Send your family in this week (May 5th-10th) to get you a gift card for Mother's Day and you'll get 10% more to spend! That's right- say they buy a $100 gift card- you actually get $110 to spend! Tell them you don't want flowers that wilt! Scrapbooks preserve memories forever!

Also, on Mother's Day (Sunday May11th), the first 25 customers that spend $10 or more will receive a goody bag of product! Adults only please, limited to one per person.