Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New Arrivals- Tim Holtz Sizzix Dies, KI Memories and More!

I was on vacation last week, so I didn't get photos of some of the new stuff until this week, so I apologize for not getting this stuff on here bright and early Monday morning! Without further ado, here's what's new!
We R Memory Keepers newest that is *exclusively* for independent retailers! It is SO adorable with bright, fun summer colors. I'm not a fan of orange (U of M fan, and all) but I think this line is really cute!

Tim Holtz new Idea-ology and Sizzix dies are in! They are going to go QUICK too! We're still waiting on the embossing folders.
New from Somerset Studios this week- Take Ten and Somerset Memories.
We were given the opportunity to purchase some dies that had been exclusives for Crafter's Home and ScrappyLand. We're bringing them to you are excellent prices (regular die prices!) These are VERY limited, so get here ASAP!
KI Memories new lines invoke the feel of classic KI Memories with a fresh twist. These double sided papers coordinate with some of the cutest embellishments I've seen in a while. I love the Softies! They add nice dimension and texture to cards as well as pages.
Inky Antic's newest board is the cat's meow! Puppies and kitties make these stamps super cute and mix-and-match sentiments give them lots of bang for your stamping buck! Plus, they're perfect for use with Copic Markers

Fancy Pants' rich color palettes and whimsical designs are showcased in their newest lines.
Cosmo Cricket came in over a week ago, but Material Girl was missing from the original shipment. I'm happy to report that it arrived safely last week and now we have all three of Cosmos' newest for your shopping and hording enjoyment! :)
Bella Blvd's new release is awfully cute and I really like the coordinating chipboard! The letters are a great size and the accents have a nice variety for both scrapbookers and card makers.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Community Service- Easter Cards due Tuesday!

If you are participating in our Spring/Easter Cards for Millington Nursing Home, please be sure to drop those cards off at the store by 8pm Tuesday! They will be picked up that evening and taken to Millington Health Care Nursing Home Wednesday. We still need about 40 more cards!

Please help us make this a success and brighten the day of these seniors!

Literally Stamping with Lenore - CLASS APRIL 11th

April Showers bring....Babies!
Don't let the name fool you, these cards can be used for more than just an expecting family! We will be using several techniques including, COPIC markers, embossing, flowersoft, paper-piecing and an "inchie"-inspired design. Here are some sneak peaks below of the cards you will be able to walk out with and give to someone right away! Don't worry ALL LEVELS are encouraged to come, the COPICS will be basic coloring. All you need is yourself, a friend, scissors and glue of course!

Here are the COPICS needed for the class: Y35, Y21, Y26, E33, E35, E37, R81, R83, B41, V12, V15, V99, YG95, YG97

April 11th, (Sunday) @ 2pm, $14
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Special Orders for The Greeting Farm

Ellen is going to be placing an order with The Greeting Farm- they have SUPER cute stamps that are perfect for use with Copic Markers. We've carried them in the past and they've been popular- they have a different look from most other stamp companies.

Check out their website and place your special orders through us by Thursday, March 25th. We just need the stamp name when you place your order. We will give you a call when they come in, and you get stamps on your Eclectica Frequent Shopper card for them AND you don't have to pay shipping!

If you have trouble with the link above, here's the addy to cut and paste: (

Any questions- give us a buzz!

New product in our Altered Accents deparment

I'm sure you all have noticed that our Altered department has been expanding over the last couple of months. We've been searching high and low for awesome goodies for you to use on cards, pages, in jewelry and altered projects-- pretty much anything you want a special embellishment for!

We received in a few new charm styles, as well as a reorder of the very popular crowns and hammered hearts. AND- my favorite (and very requested) Wax Seals and sealing wax in a variety of colors.

We have watch bodies in three sizes, bottles and bags of watch bits, vintage enameled watch faces, an assortment of tags and postcards and we're still on the quest for more stuff!

March Page Kit- WOW!

Rhonda's monthly page kit this month is really WOW! There are so many neat elements and bright papers, this page will definitely inspire you to get out, enjoy the sun and have FUN!

Look at how many pictures you can get on your double page spread too! They are released on Monday, March 22nd, so if you aren't on the pre-order list, you want to call ASAP and get your name down to guarantee yourself one of these great kits.

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Arrivals - Mid March

We have three of Bo Bunny's new collections- Jazmyne, Sophie and Mama-Razzi. They are all SPLENDID! Rich colors, beautiful patterns, great additions to your arsenal of scrapbooking must haves!BasicGrey's latest- Kioshi and Green At Heart. In the words of BasicGrey's website-
"Kioshi is inspired by a stroll through a peaceful Japanese- garden. With its sophisticated beauty and delicate color palette, Kioshi is a refreshing experience, perfect for spring or any laid-back, relaxing pages. Trying to reach crafting Nirvana? Try a little Kioshi."

"Cultivate your imagination with BasicGrey's Green At Heart - a single-sided botanical collection of organic patterns, all in a fresh array of spring greens, hot pink, tomato red, posey purple and a punch of bright white. This earth-friendly collection is sure to look great on all of your layouts, cards, mini-albums, home decor projects and more!"
Little Yellow Bicycle's newest- Fresh Print Clothesline arrived and is so fresh and bright! It makes me wish these grey skies would go away even more than i already do! The die cut paper is pretty neat too (several people requested it!) with thermography and texture.

SEI's birthday line- Happy Day is fun, funky and BRIGHT! There are plenty of prints suitable for our card makers - the picture is just a small sampling.

Birthday seems to be a popular theme, as The Paper Company has a bold birthday line too. Other offerings from them are a snazzy hot pink, black and silver 'girl' line, a lush Mediterranean inspired summer line and a sweet spring/Easter collection.

Also from TPC- gorgeous handmade specality papers from India. These are heavy papers with glitter, embossing and interesting coatings. they really have to be seen to be appreciated!

Springtime Mini Album

Springtime Mini Album

Saturday, March 20 at 1:30 PM -- $27 Instructor: Danielle

Are you ready for Springtime? Then you will want to join Danielle as she guides you through constructing this beautiful Springtime mini album. It’s hard to refer to it as mini album because it is a full 8 X 8 SEI chipboard album with page protectors included. Danielle is packing this masterpiece with plenty of embellishments and bling! You will leave this workshop with an amazingly beautiful album ready for your springtime pictures. Please note: Along with your basic tool kit, please bring a strong liquid adhesive and a variety of glue dots and pop dots. This is a workshop length class.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Last Call for Wreathes!

If you came to Alissa's Flower Power class, she challenged you to create a wreath using the techniques taught in class and bring it in for display by the 10th of March.

Out of all entries brought in, one random person will be chosen to win a prize.

It's not too late! The winner will be selected on March 11th from all eligible entries. Photos will be posted after so everyone can enjoy the inspiration!

New Arrivals- Where Women Create Book and More!

Making Memories new line- Pitter Patter is adorable! There's a boy line and girl line each with their own coordinating embellishments and albums (not shown but really nice!)

Much anticipated and doesn't disappoint- Were Women Create - Book of Inspiration! Beautiful photos, inspiring spaces.. this is exactly what you need on this gray and rainy day!

Four new Slice Cartridges from Making Memories- Words & Expressions- Family, Baby, Sock Hop Fonts, and Nursery Rhymes.

Creative Imaginations Real Wood! Comes in three sizes, two thicknesses and two types of wood. You can cut it with your die cut systems and Silhouette, you can print on it, stamp on it, emboss it, ink it.... it's REALLY cool..

Two new selections from Memory Box Stamps. The Easter Egg tree is really pretty and the new tree stamps paired with the Spearmint paper are so calm and fresh. They make me long for spring even more!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Community Service Project- Thursday March 18th

Join the QuicKutz Klub in making Easter cards for the patients at Millington Health Care Nursing Home on Thursday, March 18th from 10AM - 1 PM.

We are in need of 85 cards, so please bring your paper-crafting supplies and join the fun. White card stock for the card base and envelopes will be provided, you just need to bring your paper scraps, tools and a desire to create for a worthy cause.

Not really a card maker? Not sure how to create a card? Don't stress, we will help you if you will help us! This is open to everyone, not just QuicKutz Club members. It's a great opportunity to meet other crafters, make friends, and brighten someone's day!

If you do not have time to join us, feel free to drop off Easter cards at the store no later than March 26th. Please be sure to personalize your cards with a short note to brighten their day!

Cross Over Book-

Check out this unique altered book by Cheryl! Using 7Gypsies Venice line along with tons of techniques, she will walk you step by step to create your own conversational art book.

Saturday, March 27 at 1:30 PM -- $14

You will love making this fun and easy book. Join Cheryl as she leads you through the construction of this unique cross over book. Cheryl will have you stamping, painting pages for backgrounds and even making your own paper beads for embellishing this beautiful cross over book. Please note: Along with your basic tool kit, please bring a paper piercer if you have one.

Literally Stamping with Lenore – Sensational Spring Stamps

Look at what Lenore is working on for her March 27th class. Learn some great techniques using Twinkling H2O's, FlowerSoft, Copic Markers and MORE!

Saturday, March 27 at 10:30 AM -- $14

Join us and make 4 fun cards for the upcoming springtime "holidays". St. Patty's, Mothers day, Easter, and more! Have these great reproduce-able cards on hand for the busiest time of year. All levels are welcome; we will be doing special techniques such as Braying, Emboss Resist, and even making our own patterned paper! You'll be sure to keep using these universal cards for the months to come. As always you will have a variety of sentiments to choose from, so the creativity is endless, all you need is paper snips and some glue!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

March SNL Sneak Peek

I love, love, love the month of March. To me it marks the beginning of Spring, one of my most favorite seasons. I love that this is a season of new growth and beautiful colors. And speaking of beautiful colors, I'm particularly excited about this month's SNL class.

Brought to you live, from Eclectica Scrapbooks & Stamps, it's Saturday Night Layouts!! For this special night we bring you two of our very talented scrapbook instructors, Liz and Danielle. They are ready to lead you through eight (8) 12 x 12 pages. 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!

Here's a little peak of what we'll be making:

This month's themes are: Easter, Spring, Lucky, A Day in the Life, and Laughter. Seriously! How can you possible go wrong with any of these themes?

Join us:
Saturday Night Layouts
Saturday, March 13th
4-8 PM

Don't delay!
Call Eclectica today at (901) 377-0730 and reserve your spot!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Copic Marker List for 3/21 Mini Barn Scene Class

Kimm just dropped off her list of markers for the Mini Barn Scene Class on March 21st at 2pm.

E11, E15, E19, R29
Y000, Y15, Y17
YR04, YR07, YR18
YG00, YG13, YG17
G99 or YG99
N0, N5 (N3 if possible)
W3, W5, W10 (alternate C0, C3, C7)
Blender, Multi-liner (Copic or Zig Pigment)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March is National Craft Month...

I keep seeing that all over the place- Celebrate National Craft Month, March is the month of Crafting... and I wonder what that means. I know it doesn't entail any recognized holidays where we are encouraged to take time off to be creative (I wish it did!)

When I began looking into it, I discovered that this is the 16th year that National Craft Month has been celebrated- which really surprised me since this was the first time I've really heard anything about it and I also found that there are 63 million! households that participate in some form of crafting each year.

Many people think of it as Spring Cleaning for their creativity. They gather up half-finished projects and complete them, take the time to learn a new craft or share their crafting skills in their community by teaching or donating crafted goods.

For me, it sounds like the perfect opportunity to get those Eclectica Project Bags out and put those pages together that I've been meaning to for months, get a head start on my Mother's Day gifts, and clean out my work area of things that I know I want to sell in this summer's Garage Sale. With an organized work area, the backlog of projects under control and a clear plan for my upcoming projects, I can enjoy shopping all the new product with a clear conscience. And maybe, just maybe, I'll be able to stay on top of my projects by carrying the spirit of National Craft Month into the rest of the year.

Tell me what your plans are for celebrating or recognizing National Craft Month. I'll choose a random comment at the end of the month from all listed and give away some goodies!

Monday, March 1, 2010

New Arrivals! Another Image intensive one!

I cannot even begin to tell you guys how busy we were last week getting all the new product entered into the system and put out. I've tried to get photos of most everything, but there's still a lot i didn't get. Somerset Studio, Take 10, new stamps from Unity Stamp company, a few stamps from Stampendous (adorable Easter stamps), some Impression Obsession Easter stamps, a new board from Inky Antics, new pens (packages of Spica and Glaze) and other little treasures throughout the store.

Here are the images so you can see what we're all excited about!

We R Memory Keepers has started this program exclusively for Independent scrapbook stores where they release a whole line of paper about once a month that has coordinating cardstock, pages, card kits and more. This is the March release and it is just beautiful!

Tim Holtz new Distress Ink pads as well as his new book are here. The Compendium of Curiosities is a great book with big, close up photos and a nifty lay flat spine and binding so it's also easy to work from while you're creating all those altered art masterpieces!
And speaking of altered arts, we've really been expanding our offerings. We have gotten in a ton of tags, vintage postcards, ephemera pieces and most recently, pewter accents, charms and watch pieces. This time, it's not just faces- we've got those highly coveted watch bodies that you see in the Steampunk inspired art. These assemblies are really cool too- gears, engravings, some even still will run a bit if you wind them.
On the left side is Imaginisce's new Live Out Loud collection with a retro robot look and on the right is Scrap Within Reach's 2 new lines- Cambridge and Urban Garden.

OMG- the PRIMA!!! It has almost been more than my little crow heart can bear- I want it all! The glitter, rhinestones, colors and textures-amazing! We have more on the way too! You really have to see this stuff in person to appreciate how absolutely gorgeous it is. I'm trying to figure out ways to use it all over my house because i don't want to just hide it away in my scrapbook.

Penny Black's newest two boards are take-your-breath-away gorgeous too! Just look at those images and colors!
Here we have 4 of KaiserCraft's newest with all sorts of neat embellishments in reusable zipper pouches.
New Stamps from Impression Obsession include a beautiful board with coordinating stamps and some really pretty realistic scene stamps that work great with Copic markers.