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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy Sunday !!

Today is one of those stay at home kind of days, as it is pouring down rain, the wind is blowing, and it is just plain icky outside. We really have had some nice fall weather for the last couple of weeks, but as one of my friends said, well the rain is coming and now it will be here till July. Well that's just Washington State for ya!
I am going to be working on getting some cards made, thank you cards that we send out with our orders. I can not seem to keep up with them, which is a really good thing. I would really like to also get started on a few of my Christmas gifts too because there is only 61 days left before it is here. Yikes!!
Speaking of Christmas, we just got in a few of the Sizzix & Tim Holtz Christmas dies, reindeer,snowflakes, ornaments and a couple of the on the edge dies. There is also some of the Sizzix Christmas embossing folders too, that will make beautiful backgrounds for your Christmas cards. The K&Co Christmas papers are so beautiful as are the Kaiser Craft ones and the Cosmo Cricket and Memory Box..... oh so many to choose from !!! We have so many new things in the store and we also now have a clearance category where you can get some great prices on things.

If you are a follower of Following The Paper Trail, Laura has moved her show from last Friday to this Wednesday due to her daughter having been in the hospital. If you have not had the pleasure of watching Laura you should really check her out as she does some amazing things. We have a link to her Ustream channel on the blog and you can watch the older shows and then join her this Wednesday live!!!
Well, better get moving as the days go by so fast that I end up not getting done the things that I want to do.
Blessings to you all !! Carol & Barrie

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Great Gift Ideas !!

When we went to CHA last year, one of the make and take projects was this wood memo board.
We fell in love with it as there were so many possibilities for it. You can paint the wood frame, stain it, spray it, stamp it and more. The Insert is a write on wipe off board that is also magnetic !!
We put some kits together for a quick way for you to make a gift, or keep it for yourself. The kits include
The Memo Board, The Insert (12"x 12"), Several Petaloo Color Me Crazy Flowers of different sizes, Black and White Lace, Black and white sheer ribbon, 4 magnets, 4 white glitter dots, 4 black glitter dots, and a Vial of Glitter. You can decorate the insert with paper on part of it, or leave it all blank. The possibilities are endless. The board is double sided, so you can decorate both sides too !! The one on the left is the board I created to match my kitchen and I love having a place to write reminder notes to myself !!

We also have a few of the Lush Kits left and they are now on SALE!!  These kits are packed full of great things and The Flocked Mini Album is included !! You get papers, die cuts, rub on's, brads, flowers, crystals (real ones) lace, ribbon and so much more !!

Visit our website for these items and so much more.

Blessings Carol & Barrie

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Happy October !!

September is gone and I am not sure how it zipped by so quickly. We had such a busy month with the store and have been doing some rearranging and making more room for more product. Barrie continues to find the best things and I am always amazed at the beauty of the papers and products that arrive. We have so many new things in and some of my favorite things are: the new Punky Sprouts Books as they look like so much fun to create with. The Three new ones we have added are the Junk In my Trunk, Spunky Sprout & the Sweetie Sprout. These books are made in the USA and have so many fun pages. We love to support the smaller companies, and this one is a great one !! You can get some great ideas from their gallery at
Junk In My Trunk : 3 Cardboard Pages, 1 scalloped chipboard page, 1 double acrylic tag page, and 1 canvas page
Spunky Sprout : 2 cardboard covers, 2 canvas pages, 1 split chipboard tag page, 1 acrylic page

 Sweetie Sprout : 2 acrylic covers, 2 canvas pages, 1 chipboard pages.
These books are made so you can also add pages to them, and boy are they fun to use.

All the new punches are amazing. We have several new Martha Stewart Christmas Punches including snowflakes, holly, and a beautiful wreath, and lots of new EK Success punches, including Robots, Binding Edge, Butterfly Chain, Palm, Bat Flourish, Snowflake Edge Punch, Morocco Lace, Medallion Chain, and the Leaf Edge Punch,

We are also starting to see some of the New Tim Holtz Items come in and so far we have the Baubles and the Charm Clips. I must say I do love the Baubles and the charm clips are going to be great.

Sweet !!!

We are continually looking for some of you to submit your work to us so we can use it in our news letter for our customer spotlight. All you need to do is send us about 3 pictures of your creation, with a brief list of products used (the more you got from us the better) and we would love a short bio about you the artist!! Send your submissions to . We also want your tips and techniques and if you have a favorite recipe we have a place for that too!!! 
Hope you all have a great week and that you find time to get your scrap on !!!
Blessings Carol & Barrie