Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas

Sue Card Class
It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas

Monday, July 6 at 10:30 AM & Tuesday July 7th at 6:30pm-- $16 Instructor: Sue

Join Sue in making four beautiful Christmas cards perfect to give to your family and friends. She will teach you a variety of techniques in stamping and embellishing to give your holiday cards that extra pop. You will leave the class with some awesome holiday cards in time to replicate for the holidays.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Basic Grey's Newest - June Bug & Lemonade

June Bug is Basic Grey's newest double sided release. Vintage style patterns combine with bright, fun, summery colors for a line that is versatile and sunny. (for some reason it just looks so *warm* to me... ) Many of the papers make me think of my grandmother's sewing chest. I think they'd be great for heritage type pages, all occasion cards, and scrapping those photos of our parents (or us) in embarrassing outfits from the 60's & 70's. :) Click on the paper rack image to see the patterns larger.

Lemonade is a single sided line that takes a different tone for summer- the cooler blues and softer reds dominate this line. It has a color palette similar to Urban Prarie, which was a favorite of pretty much everyone here at the store. Many of the patterns are small scale, which makes them perfect for card makers and keeps them from over whelming the photos on your pages. Click on the paper rack image to see these papers better too.

Star Wars Papers is HERE!

Long awaited and just arrived! The Star Wars Classic & Clone Wars paper from Creative Imaginations. As a HUGE Star Wars fan, I can say with authority that this paper is GREAT! It's bold, graphic and foiled! We also have a 12x12 scrapbook page pack (with double sided papers and stuff not in our open-stock) and matching rub ons. (the scrap pack pic is so small- sorry!)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

All Occasion Cards with Sue- Monday June 29th

Sue will be teaching how to make these four awesome cards in her All Occasion Card Class. Join us Monday, June 29 at 10:30 AM!

Have you needed a special card on the spur of the moment, but have nothing that really fits the bill? Then this month's card class is just what you need! Come and tantalize your creative taste buds and join us in stamping 4 one-of-a-kind cards. With these beautiful and unique hand-stamped cards you will be prepared for those unexpected moments.

Sketch Thursday - June 25th

This week's sketch may look simple, but just take a peek at Rhonda's layout and you see that it's a jumping off point for endless creativity. The scalloped background paper gives the illusion of multiple layers with its colored edge. The stripes running under the photo mat could be ribbons, distressed papers, even transparency strips. She's embellished the stripes with popped up die cuts, but you could add flowers, buckles, whatever strikes your fancy! She even broke up the 5x7 spot into 4 wallet size images, but you could just as easily put any size images there. This layout is perfect for front pages (imagine a family portrait there with your family name where 'graduation' is) or as a gift. It would look wonderful in a frame. Use the sketch as a jumping board for your creativity! Once you get started, the possibilities are endless!

Copic Class- Something Sweet

Copic Marker Class - Something Sweet

Tuesday, June 30 at 6:30 PM -- $15

Instructor: Kimm

Have a sweet tooth? Grab your Copic markers and let's color all things sweet enough to eat! In this Copic marker class Kimm will teach you step by step how to color those sugary sweets...chocolate, cupcakes and more! Class participants will work on their Copic marker techniques as they color "sweet" images and complete 3 fun and fabulous cards! Create something sweet with the ease and professional results of Copic makers.

Copic markers to be used in class : (bring if you have-markers will be available)

B00, B02, B05, C0, BG10, BG15, E0000, E51, E35, E37, E74&E79 or E27&E29, RV00, RV02, R22 or R32, R29, Y11, Y17, YG11, YG17, Colorless Blender and Clear Spica.

Copic Markers Intro Class

Copic Markers Introductory Class - Back by Special Request with New Projects

Saturday, June 27 at 1:30 PM -- $15

Instructor: Kimm

What's the buzz about the new Copic Markers at Eclectica? Copic Markers are high quality art markers with the ultimate in versatility, rich color and smooth blending ability for your coloring needs. Copic markers are waterproof, acid free when dry and environmentally friendly. Once you've tried them you'll fall in love with how easy they are to use and the professional results you can achieve! In this Copic marker class, Kimm will teach you the basics you need to know about how to care for and use your markers, understanding Copic color families, and selecting the best papers and inks to use with your markers. Class participants will work with basic Copic marker techniques to blend, shade, and layer color effortlessly as you complete 3 cards. Instruction sheets and color charts will be provided to take home. Whether you already own Copic markers or are still considering, this class will help you make the most of your Copics!

*** As a special bonus to the students taking this class, Eclectic will give you a 10% discount off the purchase of Copic Markers the day of the class only. This discount cannot be combined with any other offers.

Card Wallet Winner!

The winner, by popular vote is DeEtta's card wallet. It was a CLOSE contest! Everyone created such different and imaginative card holders. We want to thank everyone again for participating and hope that every one will take part in our next creative challenge!

QuicKutz Ambassador Program

I thought I would pass this info along to all our QK gurus out there. The deadline is July 1st!

Time is almost up to apply for the QuicKutz Ambassador Program and to submit your layouts! Applications are due next Wednesday, July 1st. The Ambassadors will be chosen and announced on Monday, August 17th.

QuicKutz Ambassador Program

The QuicKutz Ambassador Program is a new system meant to benefit both retailers and consumers alike as we endeavor to reach out and interact with them on a more personal level. Individuals chosen as Ambassadors will help stores promote the QuicKutz brand by doing demos, teaching classes, hosting crops and building QK clubs in their local craft stores. They will likewise support QuicKutz by providing vital information to the company in regards to industry trends as well as consumer questions and requests.

Ambassadors will be active on crafting message boards and other communication channels, posting regularly about the QuicKutz brand. There they will discuss and give reviews on new QK products, answer questions and provide feedback to consumer's projects and craft ideas.

If you think you or someone you know would make a great QuicKutz Ambassador, we encourage you to look over the following information and to complete the attached survey.

What will a Quickutz Ambassador receive?

  • $1000 credit towards Ambassador's choice of QK products
  • Recognition on Quickutz website & blog
  • Recognition in retail stores
  • Ability to earn points from doing events and other QK related projects. Points will then translate into a dollar amount to be used to get additional Quickutz products

Expectations of Quickutz Ambassadors:

  • Six month commitment (drop out fee may apply)
  • Minimum of two events per month
  • Create one class per month to be taught in stores across your area
  • Post frequently on message boards concerning QuicKutz
  • Give QuicKutz feedback on product releases
  • Post on the QuicKutz Blog
  • Attend a monthly conference call for training & information

How do I apply?

Complete the survey by following the link below. You will also need to submit a two-page layout that you've created and a photo of yourself by sending it to asmith@quickutz.com. Include your name, address and contact phone number with the email so we can match your application to your layout and photo. This Ambassador Program provides a fantastic way to share your passion of scrapbooking and paper crafting, earn QK products and get others excited about your favorite pastime. We look forward to working together to make it a success for you and for our customers.

For questions, email customerservice@quickutz.com or call 888.702.1146
©2009 QuicKutz, Inc., 7 S 1550 West, Ste. 600, Lindon, UT 84042

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Quickutz Summer of Fun Weeks 3 & 4

Week 3 dies, the Teddy Bear and Scotty dog arrived Friday. The dog is going quick, so if you want it you better act fast! Week 4's release is the Collectors Edition of Zelda. This font is on 7- that's right *seven* 4x8 dies and includes upper, lower, numbers and punctuation. The dies are gold colored too! it's a really amazing font and QuicKutz has told us that they only had as many dies made as stores ordered, so there will never be anymore. For 99.99, it's really an amazing deal too. We have half of our order remaining and they just went on sale Monday.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Join us on Facebook!

Become a Fan of Eclectica Scrapbooks & Stamps on Facebook! Fans will get info first as well as be eligible for Facebook Fan only prizes and coupons!

Click here to go to our new Facebook page

Home for the Holiday Pages- July 2nd

Sneek Peek of Kathy's Home for the Holiday Pages on Thursday, July 2 at 6:30 PM.

Let the wonder of Christmas fill your heart during this Christmas in July extravaganza. In this class Kathy will walk you through creating two 12X12 double page layouts. You will have plenty of room for photos, cards, and other holiday mementos. Whether you are getting an early start on 2009 or getting caught up past memories, these pages are sure to please.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sketch Thursday - June 18th

This week's sketch is for our card makers!

Think of how cute this could be with some ribbon, awesome new print papers from October Afternoon, etc .

Here's Rhonda's take
Ducks in a Row from October Afternoon and Yogurt from QuicKutz. :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Vote for your Favorite Card Wallet

Click here to go to the poll!

There are photos of all the entries there. Please feel free to share the link with your friends!

Voting will remain open until June 22nd! That should give everyone plenty of time to get there. :)

QuicKutz Summer of Fun Releases Delayed

QuicKutz has notified us that this week's releases have been delayed due to unforeseen shipping issues.

I assure you that as soon as we have them, they'll be up here!

Thanks for your patience. :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sketch Thursday - June 11th

Here's your sketch for Sketch Thursday! It may appear simple at first, but you can do SO much with it depending on your papers and how many mats you use, what embellishments... there's a lot of potential here!

I just love the column of wallets down the side- it totally reminds me of those old photo booth strip photos. (with the images cropped the right way, you could totally make it look like that too!)

Look at what Rhonda did with the sketch! She used several print papers together harmoniously by keeping them in relatively small doses. The horizontal stripes on the left and the vertical stripes on the right keep your eye moving around the page so you can take it all in!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Blog Password- save 20%

Come in anytime from today at 4pm til Friday at 4pm and whisper this word ( LAMPOON ) at check out and you will save 20% off your regular priced merchandise.

Limit one transaction per customer- adults only please. :) Cannot be used on classes, crops, kits, gift cards or previously purchased items.

Stamping Bella & Stampavie in the store!

Stamping Bella stamps have just exploded in popularity. Bella has style and sass and since the stamps are unmounted, they're much more affordable than comparably sized mounted stamps. They're easy to use, deeply etched and hand cut for perfect impressions. Come by and see our selection. We brought in a nice variety so there should be something for everyone.

Stampavie stamps are actually created by several designers and offer a wide range of images. All are absolutely wonderful for use with Copic Markers. Here's a small selection of what we currently have in the store.

Monday, June 8, 2009

QK Summer of Fun release - June 8th

Check out Chicken Noodle- the 2nd release in the Summer of Fun Limited Edition dies.

This little alphabet is all on a 4x4 die and is only $12.99! You won't find a less expensive font anywhere!

These are limited edition and we ordered 20, so get in and get yours! We sold out of String Bean in 4 days and I expect this one will go even quicker!

Friday, June 5, 2009

All Boy Pages- Monday June 8th

Check out what Kathy has cooked up for her All Boy Pages on Monday, June 8th. Join us at 6:30pm.

You have asked for it, so here you go. Do you feel like you can't find what you need for adorable little boy pages? Join Kathy as she takes you through four 12x12 rough and tumble boy layouts. From creepy crawlies to out of this world fun you will be inspired to make amazing little boy pages.

Only $18!

It's a "Brandy's Birthday" Sale!

My 30th is coming up, so Ellen and I thought it would be fun to have a sale on the things I like most in the store. My #1 weakness is PRINT PAPER!

So- this weekend, you can take 20% off ALL print paper in the store (regular priced of course).

The next thing I really like is a bargain- how does and extra 50% off all red tag merchandise sound? That includes red tag stamps and QuicKutz.

Which brings me to the last thing I really like- QuicKutz. We're still doing the 4x4 Promotion where most all 4x4 dies are $6.99 or $12.99. That's through June 9th. But for the weekend only, we're going to be giving 25% off the Spring Gift Sets.

Come by this weekend- June 6th - 7th and help me celebrate my birthday by getting some great deals on the things I love.


6 in 60 Summer Birthday Card Class this Thursday

You'll be ready for those summer birthdays when you create 6 cute cards in just an hour! Join Skye on Thursday, June 11 @ 10:30am, to paint, rip, stamp and generally have a blast. You'll learn a neat punch trick and create a quick 3-D element with your craft knife. One card even has a hidden bookmark.

Not only will you save money when you send off these cards, they'll have that personal touch that shows you really care. This class is just $14 for all 6 great ideas! Call today to reserve your spot.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sketch Thursday - June 4th

Here's your challenge- should you choose to accept it. June 4th's Sketch is simple, yet sweet and can be used for so many things! You could even turn this layout into a card front- just scale it down a bit!

Here's Rhonda's take on the sketch- she used Doodlebug print papers and the neat border stickers they have to match.

Let's see what you guys do with it!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Summer Mini Album- Saturday June 6th

Instructor: Danielle

School is out, the heat is on, and the summer activities have begun. Whether you wish to document your favorite vacation this summer or simply keep the memories those ordinary summer days alive, Danielle has just the fun summer time mini album in store for you. You will love all the cool colors & embellishments in this mini album. Please note: This is a workshop length class. Please bring a strong liquid adhesive and dimensional glue dots.

Only $27! Stop by and see how cute the sample is in person!

SNL Sneek Peek 2

Here's a peek at one of the pages Danielle will be doing in June's SNL on Saturday June 6th at 4pm.

Monday, June 1, 2009

SNL Sneek Peek

Here's a peek at one of the **8** layouts you'll be making in this Saturday's "Saturday Night Layouts". Join us, Saturday June 6th at 4pm and create 8 pages to help you get your photos out of the box and into a book!

QK Summer of Fun- Week 1!

Here's Week 1 of QuicKutz Summer of Fun! ~ Look how CUTE!~

Like before, these dies are VERY limited and when they're gone, they're gone. We only got in 20 so if you want it, better come in quick!