Sunday, January 31, 2010

Garage Sale Update

We are going to be open Sunday, January 31st from 11am to 5pm. This will be considered Day 1 for our Garage Sale, with Monday, February 1st being the Half-Price Day 2.

Please note our SPECIAL HOURS!!! to allow ample shopping time for this event. We will resume normal business hours on Monday.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Garage Sale/Weather Update

We will be closed tomorrow- Saturday, Jan 30th- due to the weather.

We appreciate everyone's understanding in this matter- the safety of our employees and customers is our top priority. If the weather reports are correct, Sunday will be an improvement.

We will open at 11am **Weather permitting** and be open until 5pm for people to shop the Garage Sale on Sunday January 31st. Monday, Feb 1st will be considered day 2 for purposes of the half-price items.

Please check our Facebook and Blog for more updates.

Thank you,

Weather Update

We are CLOSED today due to this *wonderful* winter weather. Depending on how it is tomorrow, we may have shortened hours or be closed altogether. If we are unable to be open for the Garage Sale, we will hold it as planned, on the next open day with the second day being the half price day. Please watch our blog and FB status for updates.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Coming up - Mini Valentine Book

Mini Valentine Book

Thursday, February 11 at 6:30 PM -- $14

Instructor: Danielle

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, join Danielle in creating an adorable mini Valentine’s book just in time for Valentine’s Day. You’ll love the scalloped edges of this Maya Road mini book and be delighted with the LOVELY embellishments used in creating this fabulous Valentine mini book! Sign-up today and surprise someone special with a token of your LOVE. In addition to your basic class kit, please bring strong liquid glue & an assortment of glue & pop dots.

Coming up- Love Banner

Love Banner

Saturday, February 6 at 10:30 AM -- $14 Instructor: Danielle

It’s February and yes, LOVE is in the air! Looking for new ways to say I LOVE YOU? Then join Danielle in making this beautiful banner with plenty of embellishments and bling to display in your home with its simple message of LOVE! You can display it across the mantel or even a door, where ever you place it the message will be clear, I LOVE YOU! Please note: In addition to your basic tool kit, please bring a strong liquid adhesive, such as Scrappy glue.

New Arrivals- We R Memory Keepers & Imaginisce

We received in We R Memory Keepers new EXCLUSIVE to Independents Easter line and it is SUPER cute! Everything we love about We R is in this line- the great double sided papers (with the shrunk down 6x6 patterns on the back that make mini book making a snap!), matching stickers, die cuts, ribbons and cardstock packs, collection pads, layout kits and card kits! This line has IT ALL!
Also in- Imaginisce's newest- Scooter's Vacation. Fall in love with this adorable Vespa riding, picture-taking pup! Six high quality, double sided papers with spot UV Embossed coating, chipboard stickers, stacked stickers and a matching clear stamp mean you will get a lot of mileage out of this line! Especially since their specialty papers are still only $1!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Letterpress Starter Kits available NOW

The long awaited QuicKutz/Lifestyle Craft Letterpress Starter Kit has arrived! If you haven't seen how this works, we *do* have a demo unit in the store and would be more than happy to show you. The best thing that I've discovered while playing with it is that you don't have to use the slow drying Letterpress inks with it. It works beautifully with regular pigment inks! What's even better than the reduced drying time and the acid free aspect- if you're stamping as well as debossing on a project, your colors will match!

The ability to use other inks with this is what really makes it a great tool for any card maker! I've experimented with several ink types and each gives different results, but pigment inks mimic the Letterpress inks almost perfectly. We only received 4 of these, so if you want one, don't delay!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Join us Saturday & Sunday (Jan 16-17) for a GREAT SALE!

We're making room for new goodies! Take advantage of some great savings and help us clear out!

  • Slice Cartridges - 40% off
  • QuicKutz 4x4 Dies -40% off
  • Halloween Paper & Embellishments - 60% off
  • Christmas Paper & Embellishments - 50% off
  • Halloween & Christmas stamps - 60% off
  • KaiserCraft Large rhinestones & Fozz Felt - 75% off
  • Select Albums - 50% off
  • EK Slim Punches (exc Borders) 50% off
  • Calendar Products - 40% off
  • All Ink Pads - 25% off
  • Take an additional 50% off red tag clearance merchandise
  • Maya Road stamps - 25% off
  • Fiskars Stamp Factory Bundle - 50% off
  • Quickutz Holiday Gift Set - 30% off
  • Doodlebug Just my Type Alpha Stickers - 50% off

    There will be no stamps on Eclectica Frequent Shopper Cards and QuicKutz Rewards card for sale merchandise.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

NEW- Memory Box Stamps

Memory Box's newest release arrived yesterday and people loved it so much they couldn't even wait for it to hit the shelves! There is a lovely assortment of stamps that could really be used for any season, holiday or occasion. The 6x6 pack is called 'Gossamer' and has some really beautiful patterns. It coordinates perfectly with the assortment of Soiree note cards and envelopes that we have brought in from them. Also, new for us, 12x12 Memory Box print papers!

Click on the pic for a better view, but don't delay! These stamps won't be sticking around for long!

Cosmo Cricket Blog Contest

Cosmo Cricket (one of MY favorite companies) has a sneak peek of their CHA release on their blog now (click the title of this entry to go there). If you comment on that entry with your favorite store, it will enter both you and that store in to win the new product!

We hope that you'll want to list us as your fav but even if blog contests aren't your thing, you don't want to miss these three great lines - Material Girl, Garden Fresh, & Joy Ride.

Click on the image above to go to the Cosmo Cricket blog

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Copic Beyond the Basics – Winter Basket

Join Kimm on Sunday, January 17th at 2pm for her Copic Beyond the Basics Winter Basket class. You will have your choice of three frame colors and be able to personalize your image with one of two color themes.

The natural beauty that is decidedly winter will last all year when you complete this winter basket framed art project. Featuring a delicately drawn evergreen and basket image, this workshop with Kimm will focus on the multiple steps used to complete the intricate coloring with Copic markers. Class participants will work with blending, layering and shadowing techniques with Copic markers as well as a dreamy background to enhance the main image. This beautiful project will be a favorite as Kimm shows you techniques to truly pop your artwork to a whole new level!!

This Copic Beyond the Basics workshop is designed for intermediate copic users who already have beginner level skills with their markers. The workshop length class and limited class size allow for more individual instruction and personal tutoring throughout each step of the project. A listing of Copic marker colors to be used in class will be given when registering for the workshop. (Kimm highly recommends bringing your set of Copic makers for class). In addition to your basic tool kit, please bring your paper snip scissors. Please note: This is a workshop length class, limited to 8 people, please register early to reserve your spot!

Cricut Special Edition Cartridges- JUST IN!

The new Special Edition Cricut cartridges have arrived! The themes are Mother's Day, Easter and Lovestruck. At only $24.99, these are a phenomenal deal and once they're sold out, they're gone! They release different designs regularly, so you can build your collection of images affordably!

Updated Image for ‘Clearly Capable’ Acrylic Album with Sally Lynn

Sally Lynn MacDonald just sent me this image of the book we will be making in her March 6th Clearly Capable Acrylic Album class. Look at all the amazing new products you'll be getting to play with! Not to mention the techniques she'll be teaching - like airbrushing with Copic Markers!

Spots are still available but are filling up quickly. These classes are ones you won't want to miss!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Moving & Grooving Valentines - Sneak Peek!

Burr! The temperatures are still dropping, but we have a class coming up that's sure to melt your heart! Join us for our Moving and Grooving Valentines specialty card class and you’ll make three different cards with elements that move, groove or spin. These cards are so cool! We’ll make these cards with the new Valentine papers and embellishments in the store, but of course you don’t have to use them just for Valentine’s Day (they make great anniversary, wedding or just because cards, too)! Plus, the cards all use basic tools and supplies, so recreating them at home should be a breeze (they just look complicated)! In addition to your basic tool kit, please bring a scoring blade for your trimmer.

We have two days & times to fit with your schedule:

Moving & Grooving Valentines: A Specialty Card Class
Monday, February 11 @ 6:30 PM
Tuesday, February 12 @ 10:30 AM

The class is just $14.00! Call to reserve your spot today!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January SNL Sneak Peek

It's cold here in Memphis and with no warmer temperatures in sight, why not join us in creating fun Winter and Valentine's Day layouts that will surely warm your heart. Or better yet, bring a friend or two and make it a girl's night!

Brought to you live from Eclectica Scrapbooks & Stamps ~ it's Saturday Night Layouts! For this special night we bring you two of our talented scrapbook instructors, Danielle & Liz. They are ready to lead you through eight (8) 12 x 12 page layouts. No holding back here, these girls have 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.

Join us:

Saturday Night Layouts (SNL)
Saturday, January 9th
4:00 - 8:00 pm

Call and reserve your spot today!

Valentine's Arrivals

Love is in the air! It's that time already- crazy huh? Seems like we were all just getting ready for the holiday season to begin, thinking about Thanksgiving and the New Year seeming far away! Well, it's almost time for Valentine's Day and it will be here before you know it. Time to get started on those cards and gifts for the special people in your life.

We've gotten in quite a few new lines to help you out with that, too!

A lovely line from Little Yellow Bicycle, these are double sided shimmer papers, some accented with foil and glitter. There are several patterns that are just perfect for card makers and some that can be used for non-Valentine creations as well.
Both of the images above are Best Creations' newest line. The papers are double sided and on side is embellished with no flake glitter! They're great papers for both card makers and scrapbookers and are sure to go fast! (Best Creations always seems to fly!)
Probably my favorite so far, Making Memories' papers are a lovely deep chocolate, cream, pink and burgundy. The embellishments have a charming vintage feel to them, but accents like foil make sure they are snazzy and up to date! These papers are also double sided (except for the specialty papers) and there are many to choose from

The new arrival from Imaginisce isn't Valentines, but it's bright colors and fun patterns are sure to bring a smile to your face and remind you that spring is going to be here soon. (Hard to believe with it being in the 20's outside!) These papers are double sided and are cardstock weight.

Calendar Kit- available Friday

For those that have pre-paid for the Monthly Calendar Kit, February will be available for pick up on Friday, January 8th.

It's not too late to sign up for coming months! If you missed out on January and February, we can help you put something together and you can start getting the Calendar Kit with March (our monthly page kit is also a two-page layout. You could always use it as well!)

Copic Classes @ Eclectica with Sally Lynn MacDonald

Coming Saturday, March 6th, Sally Lynn MacDonald!

Copic Markers – What? How? & WOW!

10:00am – Noon $40

What is so special about Copic markers? These markers go way beyond coloring stamped images to multi-surface applications on cardstock, transparencies, fabric and more surfaces than you can imagine. Learn about the different styles of markers, and how the markers work, without the revealing brushstrokes so often associated with marker coloring. Unlock the secrets to choosing from the incredible 334 colors for blending and shading. Hands-on practice using four blending
techniques that build upon each other and culminate with a three page handout that is yours to keep for reference and practice. An airbrushing demonstration will also be included as time allows. Class taught by Sally Lynn MacDonald, Certification Trainer and Design Team member for Copic Marker / Imagination International.

What to bring: All Materials Supplied By Instructor. A writing instrument for note-taking is suggested.

‘Clearly Capable’ Acrylic Album, featuring Copic airbrushing (Tropical Theme – NOT pictured, picture is for illustration purposes only)

1:30pm – 3:30pm $40

Clear Acrylic products are all the rage and this class will show you how to not only cope with the design challenges of a clear surface - but how to make it SHINE. We'll expose the clear surface and show you how to maximize your supplies along with ways to embellish and enhance the surface with epoxies, ink and getting double-duty from your embellishments. Sally Lynn will make it clear and complete in simply no time at all with techniques that you can use on all your clear projects. This technique-packed workshop will focus on Copic Marker ink and airbrushing as well as Glimmer Mist and the many surfaces and techniques used to color with them. From layering colors on transparencies, to airbrushing on acrylic as well as coloring 'bling', epoxy stickers, flowers and chipboard, Sally Lynn will guide you through every surface to go way above and beyond stamped images to altering everything.

What to bring: Trimmer, scissors, Fabritac adhesive and your favorite dry adhesive. A Cropadile tool or hole punch is helpful.

Believe Enchanted Garden, Glimmer Mist Techniques

5:00pm-7:00pm $40

Do you believe in fairies? Enter an enchanted garden where all your wishes and dreams can be revealed and cherished. You will be using the new INDEED line from Prima and loads of gorgeous embellishments and trim. In this technique-packed workshop we are going to spritz, paint and glimmer like never before with the secrets of Glimmer Mist and techniques for its use revealed. We will explore ways to add depth to your project using the newest colors of coordinating Glimmer Mist, chipboard and stencils – including the new stamps! With these techniques you are sure to customize your project to exactly YOUR style. And as always, full chipboard alphabets are provided so you can title the album in any way you wish. Taught by Sally Lynn MacDonald, endorsed Artist-Educator for Prima, Tattered Angels and Copic Marker.

What to bring: Trimmer, scissors, Fabritac adhesive and your favorite dry adhesive as well as a brown and green chalk inkpads (Quick Quotes strongly preferred). An acrylic block and waterbrush would be immensely helpful.