Wednesday, January 28, 2009

CHA Winter 2009 Update

Rhonda and Ellen will be back from CHA tomorrow and will hopefully have all sorts of goodies to share with us! They said the themes they saw alot of this year were animals (zoo animals and cutesy animals), aliens/monsters, birds, trees and houses. Ellen and Rhonda were VERY impressed with KI Memories, BasicGrey, Doodlebug and Maya Road.

Here's the preliminary list of companies Eclectica ordered from at the 2009 Winter CHA Show:

Amanda Blu, American Craft, Art Gone Wild, BasicGrey, Bazzill, Bella Blvd, Best Creations, Bo Bunny, Clearsnap, Cosmo Cricket, Creative Imaginations, Creative Impressions, Daisy Bucket, DCWV, Doodlebug, Dream Street, DRG, EK Success, F&W Publications, Far Flung, Fiskars, Flowersoft, Glitz, Graphic 45, Hampton Arts, Hanna Stamps, Heart & Home, Hero Arts, Imaginisce, Inkadinkado, Jenni Bowlin, Jillibean Soup, K & Company, Karen Foster, KI Memories, Little Yellow Bicycle, Magenta, Making Memories, Maya Road, Melissa Frances, My Little Shoebox, My Mind's Eye, Paper Wizard, Pebbles, Penny Black, Pink Paislee, Prima, Quickutz, Ribbon Ring, Sandylion, Sassafrass Lass, SEI, Sparkle and Sprinkle, Stampendous, Stamping Station, Tapestries, Tattered Angels, Wall Lenk (awesome embossing guns), and We R Memory Keepers.

Keep your eyes here to see new product as is arrives!

Best Creations already got here and their **NO MESS** glitter paper is to DIE FOR! Beautiful colors, jewel tones- and the glitter doesn't come off. We also received an Easter line, a St Patrick's day line, and two kids line (one girl/one boy) that are glitter embossed. (photos pending!)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Blog Give Away- Winner announced!

I am SO sorry- with all the excitement over getting the Garage Sale set up on Friday, I forgot to release the winner of the *signed* copy of Stacy Julian's "the Big Picture".

Drum roll please..... Carla - whose comment was-

I am like a lot of you. I have decided to eat healthier, lose a little weight, get organized and stay organized :), get more involved at my church, spend more time with family and to find more time to scrap. I also need to finish some of the projects that I started. :)

Please send us an email and give us your full name so we can have your book ready for you to pick up or if you aren't local, we can mail it to you.

Thank you everyone for participating! It was so interesting to read all the different (and similar!) resolutions.

Our next give away will be an autographed book from Donna Downey. Watch for the post to comment on!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Crazy QuicKutz Sale- Jan 26th thru Feb 1st

We are giving away *2* $500 QuicKutz Shopping Sprees!

Come in and get tickets to win a shopping spree of select QuicKutz merchandise. We have MANY ways for you to get tickets. Here are the varied ways:

  • Come in and do Monday's Make-n-Take with Danielle- get 1 ticket (limit one per person, and as always, MNT's are adults only)
  • QuicKutz club members can earn a ticket by attending one of the club meetings this month.
  • Receive one ticket for every $20 spent Monday Jan 26th through Sunday February 1st. (pre-tax and after all discounts. Excludes crops, classes and giftcards)
  • Purchase our item of the day- (one ticket per day- not per item)
  1. Monday- any QK Alphabet
  2. Tuesday- any 4x4 die
  3. Wednesday - any QK cutting tool
  4. Thursday - any QK storage
  5. Friday - any flower QK die
  6. Saturday - any Cookie Cutter Die
  7. Sunday - any animal QK die

Specials for the week

  • Blue Dot alphabets - 30% off
  • Nesting Shapes – 30% off
  • Goosebumps – 2x2 - $3 4x4 - $5
  • Revolution -$49.99
  • Silhouette- $149.99
  • Storage- 25% off
  • Vinyl- 20% off
  • Holly & Jolly- 30% off
  • Select Border Dies – 25% off
  • Select Basic Shapes - $3
  • Spotlight - $49.99
  • Lemonade - $29.99
  • We also have a huge selection of dies at 50% off MSRP.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Free Movie Passes for New In Town!

We have free passes for Renee Zellweger's new movie, New in Town! This is billed as the "it" movie of the year and the best thing is that the characters are crafty and scrapbookers!

Each pass will admit two on Monday January 26th. We are limiting the passes to one per person and when they're gone, they're gone. Just stop in and ask for one and we'll be happy to give you one.

Friday, January 16, 2009

We're making room for new stuff and you can save BIG- this weekend!

Rhonda and Ellen will be off at CHA next week, so we've got to hurry up and make some room for all the new stuff that will start arriving soon! So, in order to clear out as much space as possible, we've come up with some sales that are slashing prices like never before!

Because of the high percentages off on these items, we will NOT be stamping Eclectica Stamp Cards on sale merchandise! (regular price merchandise will still receive stamps!)

This sale is Saturday Jan 17th and Sunday Jan 18th, but shop early for best selection!

Save 25% off on: Coluzzle, Doodling Templates, and the Scrap-n-Stor Table

Save 40% off on: 12x12 Pads/Collections (exc Making Memories), 7Gypsies interchangable stamps and replacement stamp pads, Green Dot Albums, and Hero Arts Boxed sets of Wood Mount Stamps

Save 50% off on: Halloween & Fall paper and embellishments, Fastenator and Staple Bars, Christmas Paper & Embellishments, Holiday punches by Fiskars, Tinkering Ink Peek-a-Boo Books, Prima Build a Book, Bo Bunny Calendar Kit, Making Memories calendars, Wood mount & Clear Halloween and Christmas stamps, All Blue Dot stamps, Bohemia Open stock by MME, and Tres Jolie Open Stock by MME.

Save 60% off on: McGill Punches, Ultimate Cutting Tool set, Rock-Paper-Trimmer, 3-D Papercrafting Kit, Tag Maker Punch Cartridges by Making Memories, Tag Curler and Tags, Making Memories Grommet tool and Grommets, and Blue Dot Chipboard.

Save 75% off on all Heidi Swapp embellishments.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

CHA Bound!

On the 23rd, Rhonda and Ellen will be California bound and we will all be sitting here, eagerly awaiting the best and brightest new product from CHA's Winter 2009 show.

We know that companies advertise well in advance to help you all plan your dream layouts from the new goodies, so tell us- what have you seen sneak peeks of or ads for that has your heart thumping? What are you excited about that will be coming out at CHA 2009?

Comment on this blog post and we will choose a winner at random from all comments left to win a goody bag of *new* CHA 2009 products! Please only one comment per day!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Blog Give Away! Signed copy of The Big Picture!

The beginning of the year is a time for resolutions, renewals, and resignations. Around here, we've all resolved to eat healthier, exercise more, scrapbook more, spend time with our families more, and let go of bad habits. We want to know what your New Year is all about.

Leave a comment on this blog telling us your resolutions anytime between now and January 23rd for a chance to win an *autographed* copy of Stacy Julian's book The Big Picture.

Winner will be chosen at random from all comments left (one comment per day please!)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Love is in the Air- New Valentine's Papers & Stamps!

Wow- we are certainly in the season of love at Eclectica and the rubber stamps and paper selections arriving daily heartily attest to that! We have a HUGE selection of Valentine's papers, and most can be used for all sorts of non Valentine's things! We received in THREE stamp lines last week too- Memory Box, A Muse Art Stamps and Great Impressions.

We'll begin with all that paper though! Take for instance, SEI's new release, Love Birds. It smacks of spring and femininity. There are only a couple of papers in this line that I would say are very Valentine's and with the color palette of browns, blues, pinks and oranges, it certainly has some versatility to it!
Next in the list of to-die-for papers, Making Memories Love Notes. This line has several double sided card stocks, 3 single sided Kraft papers, and three specialty papers. The embellishments are wonderful- there are two alpha sticker sets, brads, a journaling notebook, looking glass pieces and ribbon slides. It's a very classic looking line with some really gorgeous papers.
Thirdly, Little Yellow Bicycle's line is just so gorgeous! It coordinates wonderfully with December's QuicKutz release, Elegant Essentials! Think of what gorgeous wedding invitations or prom pages this paper would make! The top left one is flocked and it is just too luxe! This line has 3 flocked papers and several embellishments.
Now, you've all waited so patiently and looked at all the pretty papers, let me wow you with the stamps! A Muse is just absolutely adorable! And Rhonda will be teaching an A Muse Card class using these stamps in February, so watch the calendar. The one she did for the July Christmas release was great and everyone loved it.
And, my favorite- Memory Box. They always manage to create the classiest cards that are simple enough that you can easily reproduce them. I *love* the 6x6 paper pack that was released with this line as well- they're just beautiful papers.