Thursday, May 28, 2009

Great Escape - Arrived yesterday!

Look what the UPS man brought us yesterday! I think we're one of the first stores to get it :)

The specialty papers are just yummy! Loving the embellishments too! (Making Memories always has great embellishments)

Come check them out for yourself and start planning those pages for all your summer adventures- whether you do a vacation or a staycation, these papers are sure to put pep in your pages. :)

Sketch Thursday - May 28th 2009

Welcome to our second Sketch Thursday. Hopefully, last week's sketch inspired you to dig out some photos and pop them on a no-brain-drain page. :) Remember, we'd love to see what you do with the sketches.

Here's the sketch-

And here's what Rhonda did with it. How's that for a page that's guaranteed to put a smile on your face?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New arrivals- Crate Paper

We've gotten in two of Crate Paper's newest- Lilian, an adorable girly line, and Orbit, an out of this world boy line. We have the papers in open stock and in kits and we have the glittered die cut embellishments to coordinate. Crate Paper has some of the most decadent texture of all the papers out there. It's almost velvety. :) Needless to say, this makes it wonderful for cards and papercrafting.

Take a peek below, but be sure to swing by and see it for yourself. Paper always looks better in person.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Copic Marker and Stamp Specials

Beginning Saturday, May 23rd and running *through* Memorial Day we're celebrating the roll out of our new Copic Collectors Club!

This Club is absolutely *free* and all you have to do is purchase the Copic Markers you already love and for every 12 you buy and get your card punched for, you receive one free!

For our celebration, we've got a few things going on-
  • Open stock Copic Markers are 10% off
  • All stamps are 20% off regular price! (BOGO board program discounts do not stack!)
  • We're having a Card Wallet contest! We have clear vinyl business card holders that are just BEGGING for some creative embellishment. For just $1, you get a wallet to decorate, embellish and call your own! Bring your Wallet back in by June 11th to be entered in our contest. The winner receives a $20 Gift Card and all Wallets will be returned as soon as they are photographed. The Card Wallet Contest is open to EVERYONE, not just stampers or Copic lovers! (see what Ellen did with hers... )
  • As a reminder- we will NOT be having our Monday Make-n-Take as the 25th is a Holiday.

Introducing Sketch Thursdays!

Welcome to the very first ever in what will hopefully be a long line of Sketch Thursdays.

What is Sketch Thursday, you ask? It's where we share a sketch with our wonderful Blog readers, show them a sample of what we did with it, and invite them to create their own interpretations of the sketch. We'll even share what other readers do, if they email us images.

So- Here's your challenge, should you choose to accept it. Create a brag worthy page using the sketch above. With so many companies jumping on the die-cut-paper bandwagon, there are a TON of options besides the pseudo-bracket looking paper.
Look at all the journaling room on this layout! If you're like me, journaling is a HUGE part of the scrapbooking experience. I know i won't remember all the important stuff 10 years from now. I can hardly remember my to-do list! If journaling isn't your thing, you can always put more photos there, embellishments or something. BE CREATIVE!!!

Here's what Rhonda did. :) Now- go forth in the name of Sketch Thursday and CREATE! :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Memory Box Stamps

Look at these adorable new stamps from Memory Box! Sue will be using some of these stamps in her upcoming classes, so if you love these as much as we do, you'll want to make sure you don't miss her classes!

We got in all the little pearls and rhinestones, the printed papers and the card bases too. we do what we can to make sure it's a snap to reproduce the samples or make similar ones. :)

QuicKutz New Release- Special Occasion Shapes

Quickutz' newest release is all about the special occasions that this time of year just seems to be full of. Formals, Weddings, engagements, and all that Jazz! Check out the images below and think of all the things you could do with these! We've been coming up will all sorts of ideas for ways these dies can be used after the Special Event for pages and cards. And we are just *thrilled* with the scalloped nesting squares and ovals!

2x2 Shapes

4x4 Shapes
Cookie Cutter Shapes
4x8 Alphabet

Memorial Day Hours & Make-n-Take info

Just a reminder that our Holiday hours are in effect for Monday, May 25th. We will be open from 10am to 4pm.

Also, we will not have Monday Make-n-takes on any holiday, including this Monday, Memorial Day. We appreciate your understanding. :) Make-n-Takes will resume on Monday, June 1st!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sunday Summer Hours

Beginning Sunday, May 24 our hours for Sundays will change to: 1pm to 6pm.

We hope this change will allow everyone more time and flexibility (and it doesn't hurt that the sun stays out until like 8pm!)

QuicKutz Epic 6

Many of you have been asking about the new tool from QuicKutz- the Epic 6 and we've been happy to answer all your questions in the store, but i don't want people who can't make it in to feel left out. SO- here's a run down of all that we know about this cool new tool from Quickutz.

  • The Epic Tool Cuts *and* embosses (like the Revolution, but bigger!)
  • It is compatible with all QuicKutz dies and all Leading Brand dies. (Cuts Sizzix, Cuttlebug, Sizzix Bigs, Accucut - additional cutting mat only required for steel rule dies)
  • Its size makes it ideal for home decor, general crafts, scrapbooking and card making. it's the most versatile QuicKutz cutter yet!
  • Backed by QuicKutz lifetime service commitment.
  • Six inch wide opening! With a 13 x 6" platform.
  • High quality metal parts.
  • Retails for only $89.99. BUT- if you pre-purchase by June 30th, you get an Instant Rebate of $20 *and* a Mail-In Rebate for an exclusive 6" die!
  • And- it's VERY PORTABLE, even with its larger platform. It only weighs 6.6 pounds. The Revolution weighs 5, the Cuttlebug 7.5 and the Cricut weighs 10!

Monday, May 11, 2009

May New Arrivals

Sorry for the delay in getting some of these images up. I hope some of these new goodies are worth the wait! The Doodlebug papers and embellishments are SO freaking cute! I adore the sea creatures and zoo lines. The Basic Grey Bling is different and very cool. There are square rhinestones as well as shapes that are just beautiful! And, they're so affordable at only $1.79!

Swing by and pick up some of these great new things. They're sure to bring a smile to your face and some inspiration to your worktable. :)

All Occasion Cards with Sue- New Instructor!

Help us welcome our newest instructor - Sue Sims! And just look at the wonderful work she does! Join us on Tuesday, May 26th at 10:30 am and make these 4 beautiful papercrafted cards. Learn some new techniques and play with some new materials and products. (that owl is stamped on CORK!)

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. Not only will your cards be beautiful on the outside, but the inside will be just as lovely.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

High School Memories- Thursday Night

It's not too late to sign up for Thursday evening's High School Memories class with Kathy! Call us today before 6pm and you can get in this great class.

Working on finishing your child's high school album? this time of year got you feeling nostalgic and you dug out all those photos of your high school or college glory days? Then these 4 layouts will get you on the road to putting those photos in a book! Any of these can be altered to fit your specific experiences.

Kathy says: "From high school graduation, playing sports, your first car, your first love, to your first job, your teen years are full of exciting milestones. In this class you will make four 12X12 scrapbook pages to get you started memorializing some of those momentous occasions. "

Only $18 for 4 12x12 layouts! Call 901-377-0730 to sign up!