Friday, July 31, 2009

New Product this week

New goodies are already arriving! We received Imaginisce's Halloween and Christmas lines and OMG the polar bear is CUTE! Teresa Collins' newest two lines arrived Thursday and the Inkadinkado monthly stamp board is on the shelf. Great Impressions' will be available Saturday. QuicKutz July release is a super one with three new fonts at special introductory pricing of HALF OFF MSRP!

CHA Summer 09 peeks

Sorry i didn't get this up here yesterday. The crazy weather had us running for cover and the computers shut down. But- here's a peek from yesterday including some adorable paper from Jillibean Soup, a new company, Scrap within Reach and some Bella Blvd peeks.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sketch Thursday - July 30th

Here's what Rhonda started out with to create this week's page. You'll see that in her layout, she substituted the torn edge and layered paper for a clean edge with wide ribbon. (an excellent way to show off some of those beautiful and fun ribbons that are too bulky when tied into bows for a page) She opted to leave off the journaling spot, instead leaving the focus completely on her image. She also changed the proportions of the page just a little so that her title wasn't hanging off at the bottom. Her smaller photo allows her to show off that adorable SEI paper too!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Danielle's Home Sweet Home wall plaque

Home Sweet Home Wall Plaque

Saturday, August 8 at 10:30 AM -- $27

Instructor: Danielle

Danielle never fails to amaze us when she designs a home d├ęcor project. From her topiary trees to her Christmas cookie sheet calendar, she has amazed each & every time! This Home Sweet Home Wall Plaque is no different! You will love everything about this project. The three dimensional elements, the textures and inking techniques will simply amaze you! Mark your calendar for this class; it is not one you will want to miss! Please note: Bring a strong liquid adhesive such as Scrappy glue & dimensional glue dots. This is a workshop length class.

SNL Peek- This Saturday- August 1st

Here's a look at two of the FOUR pages Rhonda will be teaching in SNL. Don't forget that you make a total of *8* pages in this fun and inspiring class.

Join Rhonda and Danielle on Saturday, August 1st from 4pm to 8pm and leave with 8 pages, ready for pictures for your scrapbook! Call us at 901-377-0730 to register today!

CHA peeks!

Here are some more peeks at CHA 2009 in Orlando. Ellen said that Graphic 45's booth was totally awesome and the paper is certainly going to thrill a lot of people. :) The Doodlebug display was really cute- and i'm waiting on a resend of the product images from their booth. I should also have images from Scrap within Reach coming later today.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

CHA Peeks!

Ellen got a new phone with pretty decent camera capabilities and has been emailing me peeks of what they're seeing at the CHA Summer 2009 show in Orlando, FL. And of course, i can't keep it to myself, so i'm sharing here with you guys! I'll post here as she sends them to me, so check back often for new updates. This first update has several peeks since the computer hated me earlier today. :)

A*Muse Card Contest Winner

Our winner, by popular vote is Marguerite H! Congrats! Here's her winning card. (Those houses are popped up, BTW!)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Epic Launch Party- This Saturday! 5pm!

We are having some really amazing sales for our launch party! You won't want to miss the demos, games, make-n-take, or prizes either! We'll have refreshments for you to enjoy and for each $25 spent on QuicKutz product beginning 10am July 25th through 6pm July 26th, you'll receive a ticket to enter to win an Epic 6!

Launch Party only specials--
Epic 6 Die Cutting tool- $69.99
2x2 Alphabets- 50% off
Spring Gift sets- only $50 with purchase of an Epic (if you've already pre-purchased your Epic, you are still eligible for this awesome deal)
*ALL* 4x8 Alphabets - Regularly $39.99 - on sale for $19.99
Cookie Cutter dies- Regularly $24.99- on sale for $11.99
Border Dies - Regularly $24.99 & $29.99- on sale for $12.99
All red tag 2x2's - SingleKutz - only $1!!! DoubleKutz - only $2!!!
All red tag 4x4's - $5 for single or double!!!

Please note that with specials like these, we will not be able to give stamps on your Eclectica Frequent Shopper card for any sale items except for the Epic 6 tool.

Also- sign-up for our QuicKutz Club or add 6-months to an existing membership for only $30 if you do it by August 14th! This is an amazing deal- you get exclusive, member only dies each month, make-n-takes, previews, member only coupons, and a QK Club card that earns free dies.

The party starts promptly at 5pm, but the sales will be from 5pm til 8pm!

Secret Pal Reveal Party and next quarter sign-ups

We are having our reveal party on Monday, August 3rd at 11am. You'll bring your gift to the party and enjoy snacks and refreshments as you learn the identity of your Secret Pal! If you can't make it, you can drop off your gift ahead of time and put your real name on it. :)

Enrollment for the next 4 month session will be open until August 1st, with the new Pals' sheets available anytime after the 3rd. Your 1st month's gift will be due in-store by September 1st and will be available for pick-up September 3rd.

Click here to print off a copy of the form for Quarter 2. Please make sure it's back here by the 1st, or we won't be able to include you. You can fax it, email it, bring it in or mail it. :)

We've had a blast seeing all the great stuff everyone has created for their Pals. We can't wait to see what you creative ladies come up with next!

Sketch Thursday - July 23rd

This week's sketch has some fun possibilities and is perfect for creating a double page spread that flows wonderfully. It's also a great way to use those really neat die-cut papers and get alot of out them, because you can cut it in half and use on both pages (just mirror the 1st page for the matching one) or you can be like Rhonda, and only use a quarter of a page. You still get that impact and wonderful textural quality- a little does go a long way. She opted out of journaling, allowing more of the gorgeous Basic Grey paper to shine, but there's plenty of space for telling your story, or even adding some smaller images that reinforce the photo block on the right of the page.

Monday, July 20, 2009

A*muse Card Contest

Click HERE to vote for you favorite A*Muse Card!

The winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to Eclectica, so if one of your cards is in the contest, send them the link and have them vote for you!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sketch Thursday - July 16th

Think of all the scraps you could use up making this sketch! on the left side, where all the strips are, you could use coordinating papers from within a line, or slice up a larger scrap and do it like Rhonda did. She added more photos (smaller sized) and left off the journaling and the title, opting for an embellishment that carried her star motif throughout the entire layout.

Tell us what kind of sketches you want to see in the future- more cards? maybe an 8 1/2 x 11? we want to know what you think! We'll choose a random comment from all submitted and that person will win a prize package! Winner to be chosen and announced with our next Sketch Thursday.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Framed Art – Wildflower Basket -July 18th

Saturday, July 18 at 1:00 PM -- $20 Instructor: Kimm

Share the delicate beauty in nature any time of the year by creating your own artwork that you’ll be proud to give as a gift or display in your home. Achieving professional coloring results will be a breeze as Kimm shows you how to work with Copic markers to complete the beautiful wildflower image. Kimm will share blending tips along the way and offer individual assistance each step. Class participants will prepare and alter their own wood frame, color their main images, and assemble their project into a polished work of art!

A listing of Copic markers for class is below for those participants wishing to use their own markers during class.
BG000 or BG10, YG91, YG 63, YG67, E31, E35, E37, E51, E74, Y11, Y17, YR18, R29, W0. Spica pens in Clear and Lemon.

Epic 6 Launch Party

Saturday, July 25th. 5pm, sharp. Be there!

Taking Stamping Bella Special Orders now!

Ellen will be placing an order with Stamping Bella on Monday July 20th. We are currently accepting special orders for these adorable and fun unmounted stamps.

Click here to take a look at their website ( Be sure to provide Item Numbers and the names of the stamps you want to special order. We will be happy to accept special orders via phone, email and in person, but we have to have them by Monday morning!

Thanks and enjoy!

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Christmas Stash class is this Sunday!

The holidays are busy enough. Why not make your Christmas cards in July? In this class you’ll make two sets of 6 similar cards, complete with embellishments, holiday phrases, and matching envelopes. The poinsettia card is a matchbook style that can easily hold a holiday photo. You can even orient the card in either direction, based on the photo you'll place inside.

Flocked paper, sparkly ribbon, and an embossed greeting add an elegant feel to the stylish snowflake card. Go home with 12 finished cards and a great sense of satisfaction.

As an added bonus in helping you get your Christmas cards done in July we are offering you an additional class kit at a reduced price of $20. You must purchase and pay for the additional kit when signing up for the class. Just think, when you purchase an extra kit you will leave class with 24 Christmas cards ready for the holidays! Please note: This is a workshop length class.

Join us for
The Christmas Stash
Sunday, July 19
1:30 PM
$27 (extra kits $20)
Instructor: Skye

Friday, July 10, 2009

July Creative Cards - Sneak Peek!

This month's Creative Cards class with Alissa features four cards perfect for any occasion. The sneak peek on the top is a darling any occasion card made with Doodlebug papers. The sneak peek below it features new October Afternoon papers and is a "for you" card. You'll make these cards plus two more in class! Plus, Alissa will always teach you at least two techniques in each of her Creative Cards classes.

Our popular Creative Cards class is taught twice, so pick the day and time that works best for you. July's classes are Monday, July 20th at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday, July 21st at 6:30 p.m.

A*Muse has A*rrived!

Look at how ADORABLE these new A*Muse stamps are! There are *so*many options for beautiful, whimsical holiday cards! (and remember, for each one you buy, you get a ticket to win the Grand Prize A*Muse Goody Bag which is pictured below)
Come to our Open House Saturday, July 11th from 10am to 1pm and enjoy free make-n-takes, donuts, and a contest to win a prize package by guessing the number of jellybeans in the jar (there's a picture of both the jar and the prize so you can start thinking about it).

And the fun doesn't stop on Saturday! Monday & Friday we have a *FREE* DIY Make-n-Takes.
Wednesday, Sue is having her A*Muse card class at 10:30am and you'll create 5 adorable cards for only $16! Here's a peek at three of the cards.

More SNL Sneek Peeks!

Look at how beautiful these pages are! Join us this Saturday, July 11th at 4pm and these pages will be gracing YOUR scrapbook! Kathy and Danielle continually wow us and our SNL regulars with their innovation and creativity. Come join in the fun and make 8 12x12 layouts in one evening!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

A*Muse A*Palooza!

Join us for our A*Muse A*Palooza celebration!

Saturday, July 11th from 10am to 1pm, we will have our A*Muse Open House. There will be free make-n-takes, donuts, contests for free product and more!

We will be accepting cards for the A*Muse Card Contest from July 10 through the 19th. Voting will be online the 20th through the 26th. The only requirement for the contest is that A*Muse stamps must be used. (all cards will be returned after the contest)

July 10th through the 19th, each *new* A*Muse art stamp purchased will get you a ticket to enter into the Grand Prize drawing- an A*Muse tote bag filled with A*Muse goodies. The winner will be announced on Monday, July 20th.

Wednesday, July 15th, join Sue for her A*Muse card class. For only $16, you'll make 5 cards using these adorable stamps.

Monday, July 13th and Friday July 17th, drop in any time from 10am on and do our A*Muse DIY Make-n-Takes. They will be available as supplies last.

Sketch Thursday - July 9th

This week's sketch is super customizable. Rhonda took the motif from the intersecting papers and ran it down the side (imagine this with flowers for a girly layout!) You could even add additional photos running down where she has stars (like cropped photos or those small ones that no one ever knows what to do with!) Where she has her title, you could also add journaling if your title was smaller.

Let's see some of your work! What are you making from these sketches!?!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Danielle's Cookie Sheet Calendar- This Friday!

Danielle's Cookie Sheet Calendar 2009
Don't miss out on this adorable Advent Calendar! If you can't make the class, kits are available for purchase with full instructions and photos! Call 901-377-0730 to reserve your kit!

Cookie Sheet Advent Calendar

Friday, July 10 at 6:30 PM -- $25 Instructor: Danielle

Advent calendars are a favorite holiday tradition among families counting down the days until Christmas. Join Danielle as she helps you make a one of a kind family keepsake. The advent calendar will have lots of elements, pieces with dimension, and plenty of goodies to play with. Make it for yourself or as a great gift for others. Last year this class was so popular we offered it multiple times with a promise to offer it again this year. Don’t miss this opportunity to get an early start on Christmas traditions and holiday gift giving items. In addition to your basic kit, please bring dimensional glue dots.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New Arrival - SEI

SEI's newest line just arrived yesterday and it is perfect for those Zoo photos we'll all be taking soon of the newborn elephant (For those that don't know- the Memphis Zoo welcomed its first ever elephant baby yesterday- a lovely little girl!) There are glazed and flocked papers in this line that make it so much fun to work with! These papers are also great for baby books and boy pages.

Monday, July 6, 2009

SNL - July 11th Sneek Peek

Here's a peek at one of the 8 layouts you'll be making in Saturday Night Layouts on Saturday, July 11 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Kathy and Danielle come up with fresh new layouts each month that make it easy to get caught up, stay scrapping and always be prepared for new photos!

Brought to you live, from Eclectica Scrapbooks & Stamps-Saturday Night Layouts!! For this special night we bring you two of our very talented scrapbook instructors, Danielle and Kathy. 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 leave class with. You will be taking a small break, so be sure and bring yourself a snack to keep your energy level going!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

New Arrivals- October Afternoon

October Afternoon has been wildly popular for us, with their previous releases almost completely selling out in less than 2 weeks. This line has perfect timing! So many people are choosing to do road-trip vacations instead of pricey resort trips this summer and these papers are perfect for where ever your destination may be! Six double sided papers, stickers, embellishment cards, and rub-ons ensure that your layout will be perfectly coordinated. For our card makers, the 8x8 pack is a dream. The patterns are scaled down and are ideal for "wish you were here" creations.

We also got in a selection of Doodlebug's Just my Type letter stickers. These are great for pages especially since they are in upper and lower cases and there are LOTS of letters. The Mini Just my Type stickers (not pictured) are great for sub-titles and for cards.

Sketch Thursday - July 2nd

This week's sketch has lots of room for personalization! Just look at how Rhonda modified it to make it work for the photos she had. Her layout has a fresh, clean look because of her paper selections and her linear composition, but if you want something more vintage or whimsical, you could tear the layers, distress them by crumpling and/or inking, put your photos on angles, do a photo mosaic.... the possibilities are endless!