Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Upcoming Classes you don't want to miss!

Look what Danielle has come up with this time! In her Irresistible Valentine Mini Album class on Saturday January 3rd at 10:30 am, you will create this mini book using My Mind's Eye coordinating papers. How cool is that- to leave class with a completely finished mini book ready for photos or to be given as a *wonderful* gift to someone you love? Below is a peek inside the book too so you can see just how totally wonderful it is!

And don't forget, that evening from 4-8pm, Saturday Night Layouts is going on! The pages from this class have been phenomenal! I look at them, and even though i don't have kids, there are a million ways i can change the papers or the titles to make them work for all kinds of stuff for my book. The ideas that Kathy and Danielle come up with are just great. There's just so much you get out of this class beyond the 8 pages you make.

If you've been needing some 'grown-up' time or maybe just a break from being in the house, grab a friend and make a day of it. Come to the mini album class in the morning, go have a leisurely lunch at one of the many area restaurants, and come back for layouts in the afternoon! It's a one-day retreat!

New We R Memory Keepers!

Look what arrived today! It is super cute and great colors! And what's wonderful about it, most of it doesn't have to be just for Valentine's Day! There's sunny yellows, bright blues and that ADORABLE bunny rabbit on the paper that says "Some Bunny Loves You!" The backs of many of the papers are divided up into 6x6 squares that are shrunken versions of the prints on the fronts! Instant Mini Book!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

BasicGrey Bittersweet & Imaginisce Twitterpated

we've been anxiously awaiting both these lines and apparently Santa heard our pleas! They both arrived today- bringing smiles to all our faces despite the cold, grey and rainy yuckiness that is outside.

BasicGrey's Bittersweet line is just luscious with rich browns and beautiful pinks. I got a serious craving for chocolate while i was entering it all into the system! Click on the image to see a larger photo.
Imaginisce's Twitterpated is absolutely adorable! The little foxes, rabbits, deer and birds are just TOO CUTE! we all went AWWW! when we saw it. The line also has 4 Snag 'em Stamps that are a steal at only $1 and there are matching rub-ons and chipboard. It's embossed with some slick shine that really makes it pop too!

Monday, December 22, 2008

The Winner of our Blog Post Contest....

Is Joanne/tojoco! We chose her by numbering the comments from 1 - 14 and pulling a number. Joanne- please come by the store and ask for your prize! :)

Watch for our next blog give away to begin soon after the Holiday! It's a *signed* copy of Stacy Julian's book "The Big Picture".

And, in case you're one of those last minute shoppers (I finished my shopping this morning!) and you're a little stressed, here's something that should make you at least smile. (we all laughed out loud and got funny looks)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

New Goodies- Heidi Grace Valentines and MORE!

It has been an interesting week here- with all the expected inclement weather and such, but we have gotten in some great new stuff. The Monogram Stamp sets have all kinds of brand new expansion options- such as dual color ink pads, new fonts, specialty rings and a smaller monogram stamper for even more options (think of how great it would be on the back of your handmade cards!)We got in some really great deals from Imaginisce- a Glitter Paper Pad with 300 pieces for only $9.99, a card stack that uses their hottest papers for $9.99 and an amazing pack with stamps, stamp pads, papers, cards and envelopes also for only $9.99! You have to see these to believe them!
Heidi Grace's Valentine's line has arrived and, of course, being the Heidi Grace fan that i am, i squeed in delight! It is SO CUTE! And the flocked and foiled papers are just gorgeous. It's hard to get a good photo of paper that shimmers so wonderfully, but i tried my best to make sure you could see just how precious this line is! Be sure to come in and see it in person- i promise it's even better!

Revolution Love Update

You may have heard through the grapevine that the Love is gone... yep, that's right- QuicKutz has switched gears due to the feedback of many users and retailers and has gone in the direction that most of you have requested- BIGGER!

As a result of this, they will be launching a machine with a 12 inch wide platform! We don't have all the details yet, but it is to be priced the same, if not less than the Love Machine. The idea now is that it will be a manual machine with the option to upgrade to an electric motor.

For those of you that have placed deposits on the Love Machine, we are offering two options-
1. You can roll your deposit over to the new machine (which is currently un-named) or
2. You may receive store credit for the amount of your deposit.

It's wonderful that QuicKutz has responded to the overwhelming demand for a larger die cut area. We can't wait to see what kind of options this opens up for the types of dies they will be able to create and we are very excited about what we've heard about the new machine. As more details become available, we will pass them along.

Thank you for your continued support of QuicKutz and Eclectica. :)

Eclectica Winter Garage Sale

Eclectica will be having a garage sale, Saturday and Sunday, January 24th & 25th. Any paper craft item or storage of paper craft items will be accepted. If you are selling multiple items together, they must be packaged together in a clear bag. (2.5 gallon Ziploc’s work great for 12x12 paper-one bag counts as one item). All items not sold on Saturday, will go half-price on Sunday, unless otherwise noted.

The number of items submitted is limited to 30 items per person, and you are limited to 2 spaces. Only the first 50 people who pay the $5.00 fee to participate will be allowed to enter items for sale. Everyone is welcomed to come and shop! You will NOT receive stamps on your Eclectica Stamp Card for Garage Sale purchases. In accordance with Tennessee State Law, Tennessee sales tax will be collected on items purchased at the Garage Sale.

Eclectica will accept items starting January 19th through January 23rd. NO ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER JANUARY 23RD. All items not sold on Sunday, January 25th, must be picked up by February 8th or they will be donated to March of Dimes. As a seller you will receive a store credit to Eclectica equal to the selling price of your items that sold. Gift Cards (Store Credit) will be available for pick-up on Monday, February 2nd.

In order to participate as a seller, please pickup, sign and return the terms and conditions of participating at the Eclectica Garage Sale. We can not allow telephone sign ups because we do require a signature. We will begin taking sign ups on December 17th and sign ups will close on January 22nd or when spots run out.

Eclectica reserves the right to refuse to sell any items. Items not meeting our packaging guidelines will not be put out for sale.

All items must have a label with the following information:
*Item description and quantity
*NOT half-price must be written on the label if you do not wish your items to be sold for half-off on Sunday.

We will provide you with a sheet of 30 bar code labels that MUST BE on your items. Failure to use the bar codes will result in your item(s) not being put out for sale. Please do not write anything other than the price on the bar code stickers. Any additional information must be provided on another label.

Eclectica is not responsible for the items sold at the garage sale. All sales are final. No returns or exchanges.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Scenic Route's newest line- Garland just in!

Scenic Route's holiday line- Garland- has just arrived and is all the wonderfulness we expect from Scenic Route. The colors are cozy and warm, just what we all need when it's in the 30's outside! As always, the papers are double sided, cardstock weight and there are six in the line, plus the Scrap Strip. The collection pack is a great deal at $18.99 because you get all the print papers, coordinating papers, arrows, letters, plus the Scrap Strip and accent stickers. Below is a shot of the whole line.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Upcoming Free with Purchase Goodies!

We're doing TWO free gift with purchase days in December to help you stuff your stocking during this tight economic time!

Come in on Saturday, December 13th and with your $25 or more purchase, you'll receive a free 13 piece Scrapworks paper pack! Please limit one per household, adults only. $25 must be pre-tax and after discounts (including stampcards)
Also, don't forget Guy's Night Out on Monday, December 15th-

Send your loved one in to purchase a gift card for you and you get a 10% bonus! That means a $50 gift card becomes a $55 gift card, a $100 gift card becomes a $110, etc!

Also, enjoy free gift wrap for any purchases made on this day! Shop your friends' and family members' wish lists and don't worry about the surprise being spoiled by them spying the goodies in your bag!

Come in on Saturday, December 20th and with your $20 or more purchase, you'll receive a free American Craft "Details" embellishment! Please limit one per household, adults only. $20 must be pre-tax and after discounts (including stampcards)

Blog Give Away! My wish for this season is....

We're feeling the spirit of the season and as such, we'd like to give something to our loyal readers. :)

Comment on this blog between now and December 21st with what your wish for this season is and one lucky commenter, chosen at random, will win this awesome scrapbook kit! (please excuse the photo- it's so hard to take pictures of things that have shiny clear wrapping and i didn't want to open it and risk wanting to keep it for myself anymore than i already want to!)

The album has velvety flocking on the covers and there are tons of papers, embellishments and letters inside!

The back of the package shows what all comes in the box. click on the photo to enlarge it to a readable size. :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

New Goodies in this week

So, we have been getting in all sorts of great new Valentine's papers - Cosmo Cricket, K&Co, American Craft, Doodlebug, My Mind's Eye.... doesn't seem like it should be time for all that yet, but it'll be here before you know it! And these great papers will be gone.

We also got in a reorder of the immensely popular "Good Cheer' line by October Afternoon. It FLEW off our shelves and we're actually getting low on this order too, so if you want it, better get it soon.

American Craft also came out with a "Teen" line that is very 80's inspired from the designs to the colors. The 80's seems to be all the rage these days- I still remember what they were like the first time around! As long as huge bangs don't come back, I think we'll all be safe.

The Great Impressions stamp board this month is a cooking/friendship theme. If i can get a decent photo that doesn't have crazy glare in it, I'll post a peek for everyone.

Don't forget our Holiday Open House tomorrow from 2-6pm. We'll have hot apple cider and cookies for you to enjoy why you make our adorable make-n-takes and shop.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Look what's coming up for SNL!

SNL (Saturday Night Layouts) has been wildly popular and with designers Kathy and Danielle at the helm, walking you though 8 - that's right, eight!- layouts, it's not a wonder everyone loves it!

This Saturday, our SNL has been pushed to 6 to 10pm because of our Holiday Open House, which is from 2-6pm and showcases 4 Make-n-Takes by Danielle (2 free, 2 paid). There are still spaces available for class though, so grab a friend, come for make-n-takes, Cider and cookies at 2 and stay all day with Saturday Night Layouts! What a fun escape from all the holiday bustle to just take time and be creative! (Plus, won't it be great to have photo ready pages for all those photos you take this time of year?)

Here's a sneak peek at one of the layouts you'll create in class this week.