Thursday, March 24, 2011

As promised ~ New MME Collection

Well, they've gone and done it again. My Mind's Eye has released a stunning new rack program called Stella and Rose.

Double-sided paper, journaling cards, stickers, brads, stamps, buttons, ribbon, trinkets. In short, everything you need to create stunning paper crafts.

It is perfect for girls and boys and friends and family and everything else that makes this craft of ours so fun.

Ladies and gentlemen, here's a little sneak peak of Stella and Rose:
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to photography every single item in this stunning collection, but you can go to MME's website (here) to view the entire collection, or just come in and see it for yourself.

New Arrivals

UPS has been very busy with all the fun deliveries they've made recently. And we've had the best time getting it all ready for you! Paper, flowers, embellishments,... you name it! All you have to do is sit back and enjoy!

OK, here we go...

Creative Imaginations has a SUPER fabulous double-sided line perfect for all the little superheroes in your life:
The POWs and the BAMs take me right back to the old Batman and Robin days.
Love it!

TPC Studio has a new colorful, bright, and bold birthday-themed line, called Party Hearty, which includes some beautiful foiled and embossed papers:

Crate Paper has two adorable new collections, complete with double-sided papers and chipboard stickers.
Emma's Shoppe Collection:
Doilies, makeup, flowers and dolls...
Can you say GIRLIE?!?!

Neighborhood Collection:
With visions of an April Showers layout, I just HAD to get some of this paper.
Now, will you please do the rain dance with me?
Pretty please?

OK, so moving on... Little Yellow Bicycle has a new collection called Elizabeth Park.
And look at these embellishments:

Are these not adorable?

Echo Park has a FABULOUS new line called Playground. I must admit, this is one of my favorites:
I love the patterns. I love the colors. I love the theme.
Yeah, I think I'm in love!

Penny Black has some beautiful new stamps, which partnered with Copic markers, are nothing short of AMAZING!

Following are some of our new flower embellishments and Vintage Trinkets. Unfortunately, not all of them are pictured here, but trust me when I say, there's something for everyone:
So what do you think? Yeah, I don't know about you, but I'm SO excited to get crafting with some of these new collections.

Oh and before I forget, I have one more collection to feature, but it is SO unbelievably amazing, it deserves it's own post. So stay tuned for the My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose post coming soon!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Creative Cards: Next Monday & Tuesday (March 21 & 22)

Creative Cards: Spring Has Sprung All Occasion
Monday, March 21 @ 10:30 am & Tuesday, March 22 @ 6:30 pm
Instructor: Alissa
Cost: $14

With the flowers beginning to show their faces, it's time to think spring in our monthly cards class. Alissa has created four adorable spring inspired cards to brighten your mood and to delight the friends you send them to! All four cards will be all-occasion appropriate, plus we'll have various sentiments on hand if you'd like to personalize them even further. Think flowers, think happy colors, think spring! Hoping to learn a new technique or two and pick up a couple trendy stamping tricks here and there? Want to use the new tools and products in the store fresh from CHA? Well, we’ll do that! You’ll leave class with four completed cards, detailed instructions and a color photograph of the samples. Intrigued but can't make it to the class? Sign up as usual and we'll make this class into a kit for you, available for pick-up after class has met.

Flower Power 1: This Sunday, March 20

Flower Power 1: A Paper Flower Technique Class
Sunday, March 20 @ 1:30 pm
Instructor: Alissa
Cost: $14

It's not too late to sign up! Did you miss our first Flower Power class last year? Here's your last chance to take it if you missed out. If you're at all crafty, you don't want to miss this fabulous technique class! Alissa will teach you how to create EIGHT different flowers, all from scratch, all from paper. There are so many uses for these beauties - from cards to scrapbook pages to home decor. You'll walk away from class with eight completed coordinating flowers, detailed instructions and color photographs of the flowers so you can recreate them at home whenever you want. In addition to your basic tool kit, please bring an assortment of glue dots (mini & medium/craft), a strong holding quick drying liquid adhesive (like Scrappy glue), chestnut roan chalk ink and an edge distresser if you have one (such as the one made by Heidi Swapp or Making Memories). Note: if you've taken any of Alissa's previous paper flower wreath classes, some of these flowers will be repeated in class, but others will be new to you.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lions, and Tigers, and Bears! Oh, My!

OK, so maybe this post has absolutely nothing to do with lions and tigers and bears.
But, it does have everything to do with all the amazing new arrivals coming into the store on a daily basis.
So, if you haven't stopped by recently, here's a peek of some of our new goodies:

Kicking off our sneak peek, Bo Bunny has not one, not two, not even three, but four new collections:

This stunning line brings back the feeling of days gone by. But it's also quite timeless and perfect for past, present and future photos of your loved ones.

This gorgeous line is filled with butterflies and beautiful pales teals and pinks and tans and browns. Lucious is probably the word that first comes to mind.

Ad Lib:
This fun and spunky line had bright colors and style with enough versatility you can use it for just about anything. It just screams FUN!

Blast Off:
5, 4, 3, 2, 1... Blast Off! This is a perfect line for boys, birthdays, journeys and much more!

We R Memory Keepers has a new collection called Fiesta ~ bright, colorful, flocked, embossed.... what's not to love!

SEI has just released two new collections:

White Elegance:
This is a lovely collection of elegant classic patterns. The soft pearl treatment is a timeless look for any special ocassion.

This line offers a chic and sophisticated look into a fashionista's wardrobe.The texture and patterns resemble those of some of your favorite fabrics.

American Crafts has also released a couple of new collections. And yes, they are fun, colorful, bright and playful.

This is a bright, iconic birthday line, filled with birthday cakes, candles and balloons, perfect for decorating and documenting everyone's special day.

Campy Trails:
This lines takes you over the mountains and through the woods to a world of forest animals, camping and fishing. Filled with other outdoor elements, such as wood grain, badges and park signage, this line is ideal for scrapbooking the boys and the men in your life, or your favorite outdoor/nature/hiking memories.

Cosmo Cricket has come out with two unique lines:
Salt Air:
With all it's water inspired designs and elements, Salt Air is sure to cure your wintertime blues. Think beach, mermaids, bubbles and simple summer days. Makes me want to book a last minute Spring Break beach getaway.

Social Club:
Think Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, a sweet tune and a dry martini!
I've got one word for you: Smooth!

And finally, these are some of our most recent Cottage cutz dies arrivals:
 Cute, aren't they?

OK, so there you have it. And really, that's just a peek. We have tons of new merchandise arriving daily, so make sure to stop by to check it all out!