Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Basic Grey New Release- On the Shelves!- Sugar Rush & Origins

Sugar Rush is their 'Valentine's' release, but many of the papers are non-specific and can easily be used in spring, baby and summer themed layouts. There are many smaller prints that will work wonderfully for our card makers. These are deliciously double sided cardstock weight papers and we have a lovely selection of embellishments to coordinate, including the luxe fabric covered brads, pops, and fabric tags.
Origins is their other new release and it has a very rich, earthy feel. These papers are also double sided cardstock weight and have a variety of pattern sizes (which we LOVE!) It's a hot palette for weddings right now too and the inclusion of black gives these prints a very classy, upscale feel that would make it wonderful for invitations, thank you notes and more. We've also brought in a nice selection of coordinating embellishments for this line. Additionally, Basic Grey released several new designs in their matching Bling and Opaline stickers. Some are designed to coordinate with the new lines while others are just nice, basic staples that can be worked into pretty much any project!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

New Tim Holtz Distress Inks- Coming Soon

Lookie here! Tim Holtz has come out with some NEW COLORS!!! of his wonderful Distress Inks. We are taking pre-orders for the new colors so you can be the first on the block to play with them.
He's released a sneak peek of his new Sizzix dies on his blog as well. We are waiting with bated breath to see what else he comes up with for CHA 2010! Here's a link to his blog.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Holiday Wreath Class: Saturday, Dec. 12

Festive Holiday Wreath Class
Saturday, December 12 @ 10:30 AM
Cost: $27
Instructor: Alissa
(note: this is a workshop length class)

You asked for it! Alissa’s Autumn Wreath class was a sellout hit, so she’s brought the class back bigger and better for Christmas! This time, we’ll make an even larger Holiday wreath using a beautiful mix of Graphic 45 papers in classic Christmas home decor colors. You’ll learn how to make not one, but FIVE different handcrafted paper flowers to cover a foam wreath form. This gorgeous wreath is sure to impress your guests and add festive holiday flair to your home! We also think it would make a great gift (if you can stand parting with it)!

In addition to your basic tool kit, please bring an assortment of glue dots (mini & medium/craft), a strong holding quick drying liquid adhesive (like Scrappy glue), chestnut roan chalk ink and an edge distresser if you have one (such as the one made by Heidi Swapp or Making Memories).

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

12 Tags of Christmas class is available morning or evening

If you are giving gifts this season, you will want to take this class. Tags are so useful and fun that we are offering this class in both a morning and evening slot for your convenience. Several of the tags you'll create are shown in the photo above, but you’ll actually go home with 12 unique tags perfect for that finishing touch on your packages. Not only will you create 12 beautiful tags, you’ll also get to sample many tools, techniques, and products. Give yourself a gift this season of some creative time at the “12 Tags of Christmas" class.
*Along with your basic tool kit, please bring mini glue dots.

Monday, December 7 at 10:30 AM

Monday, December 7 at 6:30 PM


Instructor: Skye

December SNL Sneak Peek

Christmas will be here before you know it, so why not get your holiday layouts ready so you can enjoy quality time with your loved ones and make some wonderful memories?

Brought to you live from Eclectica Scrapbooks & Stamps ~ it's Saturday Night Layouts! Fir this special night we bring you two of our talented scrapbook instructors, Danielle & Liz. They are ready to lead you through eight (8) 12 x 12 page layouts. No holding back here, these girls have talent and you will be amazed at the new techniques and ideas you leave class with. You will be taking a small break, so be sure and bring yourself a snack to keep your energy level going.

Join us:

Saturday Night Layouts (SNL)
Saturday, December 5th
4:00 - 8:00 pm

Call and reserve your spot today!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Holiday Open House Project

Here's a peek at our other $5 Holiday Make-n-Take. You'll decorate this adorable gable box and the matching magnet with Doodlebug's new Holiday papers. This makes a great gift for teachers and co-workers!

Mark your calendar today for Saturday, December 5th from 10am-1pm! Two free Make-n-Takes, and two great and easy gifts!

Monthly Calendar Kit- Available 12/8

Start 2010 off with something we all use, personalized with *your* photos, just for you! Then, after the year is over, you'll have a wonderful, complete scrapbook to remember the year!

Our Monthly Calendar Kit has two complete 12x12 layouts. One is displayed at the top in a slide in sleeve above the removable calendar page that is a nice matte card stock that you can write on, add appointment stickers, etc.

After the year is over, you remove the top layout from its sleeve, turn the calendar on its side like a regular scrapbook, slip the pages into the top loading sleeves, and you then have a completed scrapbook!

If you pre-pay for three month's worth of kits with your calendar, you save over $17.00! The three month package WITH the calendar is only $35.99. If you buy only the first month with the calendar it's still only $24.99.

Month to month the kits are $8.99, but you can save by purchasing the 3 month package for $20.99. These introductory prices won't last long! Pre-pay to lock in this special pricing.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Black Friday Specials

Don't forget Turkey Bucks are tomorrow- Wednesday the 25th! The SUPER deals start at **7am** on Friday the 27th.

Specials Include-

Sizzix Big Shot- Regularly $99.99, only $69.99- Save $30! Cuts all major brands' dies, including QuicKutz.

Glimmer Mist- Buy two, get one free

Options Project Boxes in assorted colors, Regularly $9.99- Only $5!

Stamp Factory Bundle - $75 value for only $25! (includes 4 stamp sets, 4 ink pads and the Stamp Factory tool)

Silhouette Bundle- $269.99- $369.99 value. Includes SilhouetteSD, $25 download card, 1 roll transfer paper, 2 rolls vinyl, scraper and hook.

Kaiser Fozz Felt - reg $4.49 only $1! Select Kaiser Rhinestones- reg $2.49, only $0.75!

Other great offers include:
  • Basic Grey class kits- Nook & Pantry Mini Book and Eskimo Kisses Page Kits- 40% off
  • Crafters Workshop Templates – 50% off
  • Slice Design Cards – 25% off
  • Maya Road Chipboard Keychains (regularly $.99) BOGO Free
  • Christmas Stamps -20% off
  • QuicKutz Holiday Gift Set- Jolly- reg $89.99- only $39.99
  • All Red Tag items- $1!
  • I-Top- 50% off (includes tool, punches and all accessories)
  • Corner Chomper – 1/3 off
  • EK Success Slim Punches – 40% off
  • Print Paper Grab Bags- $2 for 10 sheets, Card stock grab bags $2 for 15 sheets.
  • Double Stamps from 7am to 10am
  • Free Vivid ink pad with EVERY stamp purchase (excludes $1 and clearance)

All sales are limited to IN STOCK items only. Sale items cannot be put on hold. Discounts cannot be combined with any other specials or offers. Phone orders are only accepted AFTER 10am.

Monday, November 23, 2009

QK Black Friday Specials Available NOW!

Beat the rush! Get the QuicKutz special dies you want NOW! The QuicKutz Black Friday Special Dies are available today but when they're gone, they're gone!
The Santa Paperdoll outfit is only $9.99(MSRP $16.99), the Cupcake Wrapper is only $7.99 (MSRP $24.99), the Calendar Die set is only $39.99 and Special Edition Katie Grand is only $49.99 (the LOWEST price EVER for a grand alphabet! the MSRP on this is $199.99!) Each of these is an excellent value for the price!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Boutique Coasters- This Saturday

Great Gift Idea #178- handcrafted art coasters.

This set of handcrafted, durable stone coasters would make an absolutely lovely hostess gift! We all go to holiday parties and never quite know what to take. A bottle of wine is a stand-by, but isn't is nice to give something that will last after the holidays are over? In class, you'll create a pair of 6x6 tiles with the color options of red, blue, green or brown. Not only are they suitable for drinks, but the 6x6 size is perfect for candle-scaping, decorative trivets for decorating the holiday dinner table, and more!

Boutique Coasters

Saturday, November 21 at 1:30 PM -- $20 Instructor: Kimm

Bring the look of high-end boutique styling to your handcrafted gift giving this season! In this class Kimm will teach you how to stain and glaze chiaro stones to create beautiful, yet durable, coasters for hot or cold. The finished oversized coasters have the look of boutique shop artistry, perfect for your holiday giving. Each class participant will complete a pair of six inch coasters with a choice of rich color themes.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Embossed Gift Card Boxes class Nov. 18 at 10:30

Join Skye this Wednesday morning for the Embossed Gift Card Boxes class. Four great projects are planned - just the perfect size to hold any small gift, including a gift card to the recipient's favorite store. Call the store today to reserve your space for a morning of elegant crafting. the $14 class fee includes the easy directions to make this matchbox-style container in any size for other gifts and occasions.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Holiday Open House Preview

Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 5 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Needing Holiday inspiration? Then this is the place to be! Join us for our Holiday Open House for a huge celebration! We will be featuring two free make-n-takes and two mini projects for only $5 each. Each is sure to help you get those creative juices flowing. And if that doesn’t help, there will be sales throughout the store that are sure to keep you holiday budget on track! Be sure to mark your calendar and join us for this awesome event!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Winter Scene Art with Copics- 2 spaces left!

Winter Scene Art with Copics

Sunday, November 15 at 1:30 PM -- $20 Instructor: Kimm

Ready to learn more blending and coloring techniques with Copic Markers? Looking to complete beautiful projects for gifts or for your home? In this class with Kimm, participants will learn step by step how to stamp a full winter scene from multiple images and color the scene with Copic Markers. Participants will learn blending and coloring techniques specific for snow and winter scenes and receive individual guidance from Kimm with each step. You’ll finish off the whole project with a painted frame to complete a piece of beautiful seasonal art!

Copics used in class:

B0000, B000 (alt BG0000 & BG000), B60 or BV20, B63 or BV23, BV0000, C00 or C0, C3, G21 or G12, G28 or G17, E31, E35, E37, E79 or E49. Blender.

Also- Zig Multiliner (thin) in black, Spica pens in clear and turquoise.
Please bring your stamp positioner if you have one.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New Arrivals- Bo Bunny, Making Memories and more!

I was out of town for a week and I returned to practically a whole new store! We got a TON of new Making Memories embellishments in- including some themed 3-D embellishment stickers. Bo Bunny's Valentines lines are in. Bella Blvd Christmas, Doodlebug Christmas, TPC Christmas, American Craft, Doodlebug embellishments and storage jars, Impression Obsession winter stamps, Great Impressions' November Board, Smooch Spritz.... there is a lot of new stuff! We have gotten in new tools too- the Brad Designer by Chatterbox, the Santa's Workshop Mini Book Gift set from QuicKutz, Corner Chompers in all designs...

Here's the slide show so you can get those Wish Lists started!

Make-n-Takes & a Movie- This Saturday @ 5pm

Here's a peek at just one of the adorable projects you'll be making at Chelsea and DeEtta's new class - Make-n-Takes & a Movie!

Make-n-Takes and a Movie - Featuring “Elf” with Will Ferrell

Saturday, November 14 at 5:00 PM -- $20 Instructors: Chelsea & DeEtta

After crossing the seven levels of the candy cane forest and passing the sea of swirly twirly gumdrops, Buddy the Elf has arrived at Eclectica! He will join DeEtta and Chelsea for a Saturday night of merry make-n-takes all while watching one of the most popular Christmas movies! DeEtta and Chelsea have collected some of their favorite projects and techniques for a truly magical night of surprises and mischief. Don’t be caught on the naughty list and miss this holiday happening that is sure to be the talk of the season! Please note this is a workshop length class. Don’t forget your basic tool kit.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

SNL Sneak Peek

Brought to you live from Eclectica Scrapbooks & Stamps ~ it's Saturday Night Layouts! For this special night we bring you two of our very talented scrapbook instructors, Danielle and Liz. They are ready to lead you through eight (8) 12 x 12 page layouts. No holding back here, these girls have got talent and you will be amazed at the new techniques and ideas you will leave class with. You will be taking a small break, so be sure and bring yourself a snack to keep your energy level going.

And yes...those are feathers we'll be playing with.

Join us:

Saturday Night Layouts (SNL)
Saturday, November 7th
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Quickutz Event- Friday 11:30-1:30

Join us for an amazing QuicKutz Event! October 23rd from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Kris will be demoing the new Letterpress for the Epic6 and you'll get to play with it too!

We will have a make-n-take, cookies and refreshments, give aways and promos
AND ---
The Winter Gift Set will premiere! Be the first to see it and pre-order it!

Check out these Specials!

Join the QuicKutz Club on Oct 23 for 6 months for only $30!

Silhouette SD…………………………………….$229.99

QK Vinyl …………………………………Buy 2 get 1 Free

Red Tag Dies…………………… Lowest Prices Ever

· 2x2 dies – only $1

· 4x4 Dies – only $3

Place a $20 Deposit on Santa’s Workshop Gift Set and receive a $10 Gift Card when you pick up your Gift Set!

Each $20* spent on QuicKutz product gets you a ticket for our $100 QK Shopping Spree**!

* after all discounts

** Must be redeemed by 11/1, in stock only

Epic 6 Die Cutting Tool……………………..69.99*

*regular price $89.99

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New Arrivals- Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon and Reminisce

Reminisce has introduced two ADORABLE lines- Monsters and Barnyard Buddies. Both have three sticker sheets that coordinate, words/phrases, journaling spots, and a full 12x12 self-adhesive sheet. There are 6 double sided sheets in each line! The Barnyard Buddies line is perfect for those trips to the Petting Zoo or for 4-H projects.

October Afternoon also has a barnyard themed line- Farm Fresh. (it's the one on the right) Their school line has delightful vintage elements that make it perfect for scrapbooking grandma's 6th grade picture as well as your own little one's yearbook photo.

We were just complaining about the lack of good fall papers (not that we don't LOVE BasicGrey's Indian Summer) when Cosmo Cricket's 'Nutmeg' preview showed up in our inbox. The colors are rich and fresh- nothing less than you would expect from Cosmo. The patterns are also adorable! We are all big fans of the cute critters. :) There are Paper Crafting Packs, Ready-Set-Chip, stickers, Mini-decks and all 6 papers with the borders and elements here. The patterns are great for mini books and cards too because they're smaller.

Monday, October 19, 2009

All Occasion Cards - October 26th

All Occasion Cards - All New Projects!

Monday, October 26 at 10:30 AM -- $14

Instructor: Sue

Are you looking for ways to stretch your creativity as well as have fun? Then look no further. Join Sue and learn a few of her favorite stamping techniques as you make 4 stunning one-of-a-kind cards perfect to give for any occasion. And of course, you will be using some of the newest rubber stamps & embellishments on the market today. You'll love the attention to detail & creativity Sue has to offer when it comes to making cards for those special people in your life.

Holiday Pages Sneak Peek ~ October 22nd

The holidays will be here before you know it and it's never too early to get a head start on creating festive pages to record your family memories. Join Liz and create four 12x12 pages to help you capture family togetherness, annual traditions and everything else that makes Christmas the most wonderful time of the year. You will leave this class with picture-ready layouts and detailed instructions to help you re-create time and time again.

Date: Thursday, October 22

Time: 6:30 PM

Cost: $18

Instructor: Liz

Thankful Banner - October 24th

Thankful Banner

Saturday, October 24 at 10:30 AM -- $19

Instructor: Danielle

November brings us Thanksgiving full of thanks and gratitude for the many blessing in our lives. Join Danielle in making this beautiful Thankful Banner to display during the Thanksgiving season. The beautiful fall colors in this Thankful banner will bring warmth to your home and you will love the spirit of gratitude it displays. In addition to your basic tool kit, please bring a strong liquid adhesive such as Scrappy glue.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

"The Gift's Inside" Specialty Holiday Card Class - October 13

This specialty card class is coming up soon, this Tuesday, October 13. Choose the time that works best for you. Alissa is teaching this class in the morning beginning at 10:30 PM and in the evening at 6:30 PM.

Often we want to give a special someone more than just a card during the holidays, but don't have the budget to give a full-out gift. That's where these creatively made cards come in handy! Join Alissa as she teaches you how to make three speciality cards, complete with a variety of new car
d folds and techniques to hold mini-gifts, all of which we'll also make or alter in class. You'll walk away with three completed cards, each with its own gift inside, detailed instructions and a color photograph of the samples so you can easily recreate the cards.

The class is just $14.00. Where can you get three cards and three small gifts for only $14.00?!

In addition to your basic tool kit, please bring a fast drying liquid adhesive (such as Scrappy glue), an assortment of glue dots, and a scoring blade for your trimmer.

Autumn Harvest Wreath Class - October 17

Come make this high-end boutique inspired wreath next Saturday, October 17 at 10:30 AM. The class is a steal at only $14.00!

Dress up an interior door, the back of a chair or hang this beautifully paper crafted 10" Autumn wreath on the wall. It's sure to impress your guests and add a cozy Fall feeling to your home! Alissa will teach you how to perfectly cover the foam base in paper. Plus, she'll give step-by-step instructions on how to craft the paper flowers (you'll be hooked on these after you make one)!

In addition to your basic tool kit, please bring Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink (or equivalent), an assortment of glue dots (mini and craft or memory book size) and a strong holding, quick drying liquid adhesive (such as Scrappy Glue or Zip Dry).

Friday, October 9, 2009

St Jude Silent Auction Items

Take a look at what people have donated for our Silent Auction to benefit St Jude Children's Hospital. If you're not able to make it in the store this weekend, but want to bid, please give us a call. We'll be happy to submit your bid for you. The auction runs through Sunday and winners will be notified on Monday, October 12th. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the money raised will go DIRECTLY to St Jude!

Framed Watercolor. Matted and framed in a black wooden frame with white matting. The quote says "You never really lose until you quit trying - Mike Sitka". The Poppies are a lovely rich red.

Recipe box in green with adorable decorations. There are coordinating dividers inside the box. It is large- will hold oversize index cards and clipped recipes nicely.

Stamped Image organizer. Has a magnetic closure and is embellished with 3-D flowers and leaves. 7 divided pockets to hold commonly used stamped images.

Decorated stone tiles. These large tiles are colorfully decorated in metallic and iridescent pigments with non-skid rubber feet on the bottom. They have been sealed and would look gorgeous with decorative candles or ornamental glass displayed on them.

Set of three handcrafted cards. Assorted themes.
Acrylic painting on 11x14 canvas. Gallery wrapped edges with canvas stapled to the back of the wooden frame. Can be displayed as is, or framed.
Set of two gift-packaged note pads. One is all occasion floral, the other holiday themed.
Handstamped assorted gift packaging. there are 4 different shaped boxes, and three bags of assorted sizes that come with matching packing material, such as tissue paper or decorative shreds.