Friday, August 21, 2009

Bo Bunny is here!

The colors are SO pretty on these lines and the Halloween paper is too cute (we love the cupcake creatures!)

Remember- this weekend is our Birthday Weekend! Double Stamps on Saturday and Sunday Sampler at 1:30 & 2:30 on Sunday!

Sunday Sampler- final peeks

Here are peeks of what our last two instructors will be doing for their Sunday Sampler Mini-projects.

Cheryl is a new instructor with us and will be doing lots of technique classes and altered classes.

Skye's project showcases her paper crafting skills as well as her knack for using things in fun and unexpected ways!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Another Sunday Sampler Sneak Peek

Here's a peek of one of five of the projects you'll make if you come to our Sunday Sampler. Isn't this candy treat box adorable? Alissa will teach you how to make the box from scratch. It's the perfect little something to put on a co-worker's desk or in your daughter's lunch box to show you care! We bet you'll want to make more after crafting this one.

There are still spaces left for our Sunday Sampler this Sunday, August 23rd. There are two time slots to choose from: 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. It's only $17 and you'll walk away with five completed projects, all created by our talented instructors.

New Arrivals- SEI & Hampton Art & more

These are just two of the three SEI lines we got in this week. They are absolutely beautiful with foil and flock and glaze.

We also received in an order of Hampton Art stamps, including three sets of Studio G $1 clear stamps. There are some really beautiful clear sets too.

The Paper Company is a new company we've just started carrying too- the papers are very luxe with a pearlescent finish and foil touches.

The new Tattered Angels colors arrived today also. Many of them are limited edition colors that once they're gone, they're gone.

Come in and see what all is new! All these sparkly, shiny things look better in person anyway! :)

All Occasion Cards with Sue

All Occasion Cards - All New Projects!

Monday, August 24 at 6:30 PM and Tuesday, August 25 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.

Sunday Sampler

Take a peek at what 2 of the 5 instructors participating have come up with for Sunday Sampler this Sunday, August 23rd. There are two time slots available: 1:30pm and 2:30pm. It's only $17 and you'll get to see what different teachers' styles are like without having to take a full class from each.

Kathy's project is 2 6x6 layouts that could also be card fronts for our cardmakers out there.
Sue's project showcases stamping and is a lovely card with matching envelope.

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Butterfly Project

The Holocaust Museum in Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies for their "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" exhibit set to open in spring 2012.

We will be collecting butterflies to send in for this cause through the end of the year at least. They are requesting that the butterflies be submitted by June 30, 2011. We may wind up sending in multiple lots. :)

From their website:
Please facilitate the “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” activity and create as many handmade arts-and-crafts butterflies as possible. This project may be completed by all ages as individuals or groups.

* Butterflies should be no larger than 8 inches by 10 inches.
* Butterflies may be of any medium the artist chooses, but two-dimensional submissions are preferred.
* Glitter should not be used.
* Food products (cereal, macaroni, candy, marshmallows or other perishables) also should not be used.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Kathy's Princess Pages

I've already given you guys previews of some of the pages in Kathy's Princess Pages class, here's another one, just in case you were on the fence. :)

Here's all the info you need to sign up for the class- call 901-377-0730 or stop by!

Friday, August 21 at 6:30 PM -- $18

Instructor: Kathy

In this class you will make four 12x12 scrapbook pages sure to bring out your inner princess. If you love Cinderella, Belle, Ariel, Snow White, Jasmine, or Aurora we have got you covered. With tons of room for photos, these pages are perfect for your Disney vacation, party, dress up, Halloween, and girly girl pages.

New Product in this week!

We have been unloading boxes upon boxes of new product every day!

We have new stamps in from Penny Black, Crafty Secrets, Impression Obsession, The Greeting Farm, A*muse and American Craft

New papers from Karen Foster, Best Creation, & American Craft.

Embellishments from Craft Secrets and American Craft.

New Copic Marker colors- Check out the slide show for previews! But remember- the paper is best enjoyed *in person* :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Danielle's Magic Box

Magic Box

Thursday, August 20 at 6:30 PM -- $18

Instructor: Danielle

Join Danielle and learn the secret behind this magical box that unfolds to present four separate boxes. It is a wonderful way to gift your items for Birthdays, Holidays or when you wish to show thanks to someone special in our life. You will love the look of surprise as your recipient opens their magical box revealing 4 additional boxes. It's definitely a winner in the gift giving arena. Please note: Bring a strong adhesive such as red liner tape.

Friday, August 7, 2009

In honor of Tax Free Weekend....

We're offering 10% off your purchase on Saturday & Sunday!

Shop with us either day (or both!) and receive 10% off you're entire sale*! We figure you need to buy a little something for yourself after all the back-to-school shopping you'll be doing, and what better pick-me-up than new paper!

Discounts do not stack, so you can't use this offer with any other coupons or discounts. *not applicable on classes, crops, kits, gift cards, special orders or previous purchases.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sketch Thursday 8-6

This week's sketch is an 8.5 x11" page sketch that Rhonda has artfully turned into a lovely card. She has replaced the photo with a double matted stamped sentiment, and changed it from a portrait to landscape orientation.

Cards are an excellent way to use up those scraps from pages, and even the simplest hand crafted card lets the person you give it to know that you care! You can easily whip out several cards in a single sitting to have some on hand too. You can even leave the sentiments blank and add those on as needed.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New Arrivals- My Mind's Eye and More!

My Mind's Eye's newest arrived yesterday and man-oh-man is there a lot of new stuff from them! Two Christmas lines- one adorable and bright, the other vintage and muted, two Halloween lines- again- one bright and fun, the other vintage and spooky, and two all occasion lines- one for him and one for her! PLUS--- Abbey Road- their new rack program with matching titles, die cuts, chipboard and more! Their embellishments for all their new lines are really cool- the decorative brads are very nice, as are the ribbons. I only photographed a few papers from each of the lines- the regular lines also have kits, die cut sheets, sticker borders, brads and ribbon.

In addition to MME, we also received in a reorder of Stamping Bella and a TON of Ketto stamps (they're fun and funky fairies for those not in with the Ketto crowd). We also received several new Stampavie stamps (LOVE these clear stamps! Detailed and PERFECT for Copic markers!)

Also- QuicKutz newest release arrived Tuesday- and it is Halloween awesomeness! (i think it's pretty obvious i totally love Halloween) See the picture below the slideshow.

New stuff is arriving daily now- keep your eyes on the blog for more peeks!

Secret Pal - 2nd Session

Secret Pal forms are ready to be picked up!

Each month your Secret Pal gift is due on or before the 1st of the month.

The session will run for 4 months- the first due date is September 1st.

Exchange gifts should be handmade and have a minimum value of $10.

All gifts can be picked up at Eclectica Scrapbooks & Stamps after the 3rd of the month.

Please do not reveal who your Secret Pal is to anyone during the 4 months. If it’s not a secret, it takes some of the fun out of it! We will have Reveal Party at the end of the 4 month period where you will be able to present your final gift to your Secret Pal and officially introduce yourself.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Kathy's Princess Pages

Disney Princess Pages

Friday, August 21 at 6:30 PM -- $18

Instructor: Kathy

In this class you will make four 12x12 scrapbook pages sure to bring out your inner princess. If you love Cinderella, Belle, Ariel, Snow White, Jasmine, or Aurora we have got you covered. With tons of room for photos, these pages are perfect for your Disney vacation, party, dress up, Halloween, and girly girl pages.