Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New Arrivals * My Little Shoebox

If you love unbelievably cute scrapbooking paper, then these brand new lines by My Little Shoebox are right up your alley. I know one thing for sure, I'm getting at least one of each and I can't wait to play!

Seriously, how cute are they?

 My Little Shoebox ~ Cute as a Button

 My Little Shoebox ~ Sunday Market
My Little Shoebox ~ Harmony

 My Little Shoebox ~ Simple Life

I could stand and stare at this paper rack ALL. DAY. LONG!

But then again, that would get in the way of all the playing I'm wanting to do with these.

Come by and check them out. 
You won't be disappointed!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

I'm not even sure where that phrase came from, but it's a catchy one, isn't it?

We've got some great news for 7 very lucky winners! 

Drum roll, please!

 According to Random Generator, the winner of the S*E*I Spook line blog giveaway is:
True Random Number Generator
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#33 is

Charity Donaldson

aka Scrapfaire,
who wrote:
Scrapfaire said...Got ya posted on the bloggy! Wish me luck!
August 11, 2010 1:17 PM
Congratulations, Charity!

 And the winners of the six fabulous birthday celebration drawings are:
Baby Package: Janice Traylor
Cosmo Cricket Package: Dawn Richardson
Graphic 45 Package: Pam Bray
Travel Package: Penny Owens
Stamp Package: Donna Cockrill
Stamp Package: Linda Busby

Congratulations, ladies!
 You can all come by the store and claim your prizes. 

And while you're there, make sure to shop some of our wonderful Birthday celebration sales that are still going on and are good through Sunday, August 15th. 

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thank You!

We'd like to thank all of our wonderful customers for coming by and making our 6th Birthday celebration such a special and enjoyable one! We had a wonderful day and sharing it with all of you was definitely an honor for us all.

Here are some snapshots of our celebration:

Yummy Cake!

Our fearless leaders:

Happy Decorations!

Our fabulous giveaways:
Rhonda will be in early this morning to pick our 6 lucky giveaway winners!
Good luck!

Here's Jennifer helping some customers with our free make and take:

Isn't it darling?

So, from us to you:
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Memory Box Special Event at Eclectica

Angela Finet, Memory Box Design Team Member, is coming to Eclectica Scrapbooks and Stamps to teach some amazing classes, and we are beyond honored to have her!

She will be teaching the following three classes on Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22:

WATERCOLOR CARD CLASS  Saturday, August 21 at 10:30 am     Cost $30
In this class you will use watercolor pencils and Twinkling H2Os. Learn the advantages of each medium and get tips for applying watercolor to cards with washes and blending techniques. Students will create 4 cards with the new Memory Box winter stamp collection.

COLORED PENCIL CLASS  Saturday, August 21 at  1:30     Cost $30
Learn about color, blending and shading while using the latest Memory Box images and papers. Students will make 4 cards using colored pencil techniques. Dimension will be added using Flower Soft.

BOOKBINDING BASICS  Sunday, August 22 at 2:00 pm     Cost $30
Whether you are a novice or a self-taught bookmaker, you are bound to learn something new in this class. Students will complete 2 books that you can decorate at home. We will incorporate 2 proper accordion fold techniques, basic sewing, hard and soft-bound covers and the terminology used in bookbinding. These books feature new papers from the Memory Box What's in the Box release.
Students should bring: awl, bone folder, scissors, glue stick, pencil, ruler and a mouse pad/cutting mat.

Come by or call us today to sign up for any or all of these great classes.
But act fast, we have limited spaces available and we'd hate for you to miss such a special event.

Happy Birthday to US!!!

It's Our 6th Birthday!!!
Come and Help Us Celebrate!

Thursday, August 12 is our 6th birthday. And since we're all about our wonderful customers, we'd like to invite you to our special celebration event!

Join us on Thursday for:
 * a piece of birthday cake from 11:00 until 1:00
 * a free birthday card make-n-take from 11:00 until 6:00 (while supplies last)
 * a drawing for 6 birthday gifts. That means 6 winners!  (A ticket will be given for participating in the free make-n-take and a ticket will be given for each $20 (pre-tax) spent. Winners will be announced Friday morning)

We will be celebrating with a HUGE BIRTHDAY SALE, beginning Thursday and lasting through Sunday.
So hurry on over. 

This is one birthday party you won't want to miss!

Scrapbook Basket Giveaway Winner

We are very excited to announce the winner of our amazing scrapbook basket!

Congratulations, Ashley Braddock! 

She is the lucky winner of our amazing scrapbooking basket filled with over $200 in product from companies like Tattered Angles, SEI, Cosmo Cricket, QuicKutz, and more!

Happy Scrapbooking, Ashley!

New Arrivals

This is definitely one of my most favorite times of the year ~ right after CHA, when new arrivals start coming into the store on a daily basis. If you haven't been by the store in the last few days, here's a taste of what you're missing:

I've been a big fan of the previous Best Creations lines we've carried, and their new Back 2 School line does not disappoint.
It is bright and colorful and glittery. But unlike some other lines, their glitter does not flake, rub or come off.

The best way to describe Imaginisce's new Autumn line, Apple Cider, is YUMMY!
With names like Apple Crisp and Cinnamon Sticks,  I'm not sure where to go ~ to my craft room or my kitchen. But I do know one thing,... it definitely makes me want to create! I know you'll be inspired to create amazing things with this fun collection and not just for fall,...the colors are perfect for home, family, or any other season.

And if Christmas is your favorite time of year, Imaginisce has also delivered a festive Christmas collection, Cottage Christmas, to jump start your Christmas spirit and satisfy all your holiday crafting needs.
Imaginisce has had some very popular holiday collections and this year's collection is no exception.
Stay tuned for more new arrivals from QuicKutz and Cottage Cutz coming soon!

Monday, August 9, 2010

S*E*I Giveaway!

ETA: This giveaway is now closed!

We're thinking it's about time for an awesome blog giveaway.

This one is perfect for all of you S*E*I fans out here.
And for all of you Halloween fans out there.
And for all you Autumn fans out there.

We are so excited about S*E*I's new Halloween line called Spooks.

Full of frights and delights, this line captures all your festive autumn moments perfectly!

Eye popping black and orange glitter, pearl, and silver foil accents will highlight your best layouts, cards and paper crafts.

And here's the best part, although it has not yet shipped to stores, you could be the proud owner of this very versatile line.

Here's a picture of what you'll get:

Want a closer look? Sure, why not!

And here's one of our favorites:

So this is how YOU can win:

1. ONE ENTRY: Leave a comment on this blog post telling us what you love about Autumn. You don't have to have your own personal blog to leave a comment. Just leave a comment with your name and last name on it and post it under Anonymous.

2. ONE ENTRY: Become a follower of our blog and tell us about it, or tell us if you already are a follower.

3. ONE ENTRY: Join our Facebook page, where you can learn more about what's going on in our store, and let us know about it here.

4. ONE ENTRY: Mention this giveaway on your Facebook profile and let us know about it here.

5. ONE ENTRY: Mention this giveaway on your blog and let us know with a link to your post here.

There are lots of ways to enter. 
So please leave us a comment for each thing you do so we can make sure you get the correct number of entries. 
Our winner will be picked by Friday afternoon.

Best of luck!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Copic Beyond the Basics – Summer Flowers

Copic Beyond the Basics – Summer Flowers

Saturday, August 14 at 1:00 PM
Instructor: Kimm

Love flowers? Know someone special who does? Capture the beauty that the height of summer brings in this class featuring the beautiful floral images of Serendipity Stamps! Participants will work with bright summer colors in the copic color palette. We’ll learn highlighting, shading and aura techniques to make these flowers pop to perfection! Participants will complete their images into two cards with two additional images to take home. 

Please note: This workshop length class is limited to 8 participants to offer more personal tutoring and assistance with Kimm. This class is suitable for any copic user who has attended the Intro to Copic class or equivalent. A list of Copic markers used will be available before class.

Markers for Class:
V12, V15, V17, BV17
Geranium- (red or pink, customer choice)
red R20, R24, R29, R39 -OR-
pink RV10, RV13, RV25, RV29
Also need-
YG00, YG13, YG17, YG63, YG67
Y11, Y000, Y0000
YR04, YR07, N7
B05, B02, B000, B0000, BV20
E35, E37

New Arrivals * Tattered Angels

We are SO excited to announce that
 the Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze and Glam are finally here 
and they are beautiful!
Definitely worth the wait! 

We also received 5 new Chalkboard mists:
And I personally cannot wait to start playing with these.
These new colors are right up my alley.
  Cards, altered arts, scrapbook pages,...
The possibilities are endless!

So come by and check them out.
You won't be disappointed!

Monday, August 2, 2010


This is a bit of a bittersweet moment for us,... our sweet and talented Megan is on her way to further developing herself by pursuing an exciting new opportunity. And although we're sad to see her leave us, we're very happy for her.

Her last day with us will be this coming Saturday, so please make sure to stop by the store and wish her well.

Best of luck, Megan! You will be missed!