Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Boxing Week SALE is ON!

We're back from a Christmas break and our sale is ON! The deepest discounts are TODAY only...
* All QuicKutz is 30% off
* Patterned Paper is Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
* All Christmas items are 50% off
* Select items are 70% off
* EVERYTHING else is 40% off!

The sale continues Thurs. Dec. 28- Sat. Dec. 30 with savings...
* All QuicKutz is 20% off
* Patterned Paper is Buy 5 Get 5 FREE
* All Christmas Stamps are 50% off
* Select items are 50% off
* Everything else STOREWIDE is 30% off!

Happy Shopping & Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Merry Christmas!

We'd like to wish you and your family a very merry Christmas! We trust the times spent together with family & friends will bring many fabulous memories you'll enjoy in the coming year!

We're open till 8pm tonight (Friday) and close at 6:30pm on Saturday. We'll open again Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 9:30am and can promise you a fabulous Boxing Week Sale (with the very best deals Dec. 27!) If you're in town, this is a sale you won't want to miss!

Have a very merry Christmas!

p.s. I'd love to see some comments from y'all... so I'm having a give away and will draw from the names that post comments on this entry! I've got 2 sets of clear stamps from River City Rubber Works, the winner can have their choice! If I get over 20 postings, there will be two winners! (If there are 20+ by Dec. 27, I'll add in some Christmas goodies!)

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Goodies for Christmas week!

I never know what to expect in the week before Christmas, but sometimes our suppliers surprise us! A shipment arrived today with some fun stuff in it :) We have some new clear stamps by Fontwerks (fresh foliage and some great journalling type images for scrapbooking!) Lots of colors of bling from My Mind's Eye, new "Homemade" line of papers from We R Memory Keepers, assorted Disney & Las Vegas rub ons/stickers & some matching paper plus a few other random goodies. We also got the 'stuff' to go inside Sarah-binders (which are arriving soon), should be fun for creating our own custom day timers for the new year!

We're getting lots of ooh's & ahh's over the card contest entries... we have some very talented customers! Thanks to those of you who entered- we'll have a discount coupon AND a small gift for each of you for pick up in January :)

Monday, December 18, 2006

Hero Arts Special

We've decided to have another pre-Christmas special to help you with your Christmas gift giving (with a new years treat for you!). Purchase any HERO ARTS stamp set (wood mounted or Clear Design) and we'll give you a coupon for 40% off any Hero Arts item in January (including new 2007 releases or purchase of the 2007 catalog!). Hero Arts sets are some of my very favourite stamps-- if you've been thinking about one for a while, now is a great time to pick one up!

Cast your Vote & Take 10!

We got enough entries in to call it a contest... so come by the store and cast your vote for your favourite cards in our annual Christmas Card Contest! We have a total of 10 entries this year-- 8 by adults and 2 by school aged kids. This card is just one of the beautiful cards on display. Members of our yahoo group list can place a vote online in the POLLS section of the yahoo site!

Other exciting news... the winter issue of TAKE TEN magazine arrived today! Over 490 samples in one fantastic magazine, come get yours while we still have them!

Oooh... and a little "toot" for me! I (Tara) have been published on page 84 in the Jan/Feb issue of Rubber Stamper magazine! We're no longer selling new issues of Rubber Stamper in the store, but we'd be happy to show it off to ya when you stop by!

Well.... I've got some Christmas cards to finish up. This year I might even get them mailed before Christmas!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

New Products for Christmas (& Men's night)

We recieved another shipment yesterday with some new products and are expecting the arrival of more today! One item I'd like to highlight is this special limited edition pink Maple Lane tool bag-- it's packed full of products (alone they're worth over $100!) in a cute pink & brown bag... for just a hundred bucks! This is a perfect gift for someone starting out scrapbooking, or a great thing to add to your wish list!

Speaking of Wish lists... stop by the store and fill one out soon so it can be a help for everyone who may be shopping for you! On Wednesday we are hosting a Men's Night at the store, where we'll help the men with their shopping, offer free gift wrapping and will include a free stocking stuffer with any purchase over $30 (including gift certificates!). So, stop by and fill out your wish list and then take a business card with you so that you can pass it on to the man in your life :)

Also in stock again is some lovely mirrored gold & silver paper, some sparkly embossing powders & we've got a couple extras of the popular "African Queen" SOTM from November, which many of you were sorry you missed!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Card contest due date

We're extending the due date on our annual Christmas card contest!

I know many of you have been working hard to create Christmas cards this year, so we'd love to see more entries in our Christmas card contest! We're extending the due date to Friday, December 15 to give you lots of time to get your entries in!

Bring in your handmade cards to Creative Accents for a chance to win something wonderful! Cards can be Hand-stamped or Paper-crafted
*Kids card category for school aged kids!*
*NEW DATES* Submissions will be accepted until Dec. 15, 2006 All cards will be displayed in the store & Customer voting begins Dec. 18. Winners will be announced Jan.3.

Customers votes will be taken into consideration, so come in and cast your vote!

The small print:
- Everyone is welcome to submit one card with a winter/ Christmas theme.
- Cards must include products sold in our store (not a home party company) as their focal point.
- Include your name, phone number and address on the back of your card as well as stamp & material credits (which company makes the stamp, sticker, etc.). Kids: include your age!
- All entries become property of Creative Accents (we suggest you make one to keep!)

Depending on the number of entries, there will be three prize packages for each category, “goodie bags” filled with paper-crafting accessories:
1st place- worth $35.00+
2nd place- worth $25.00+
3rd place- worth $15.00+
Kids Prize- worth $15+
*All entrants will receive a ‘thank you’ discount coupon to use on a future purchase!*

So... let's see those Chrstmas cards!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Ultimate QK kit is here!

It arrived yesterday- the ultimate QuicKutz kit is now in stock and I'm excited to play about it! If QK is on your Christmas list, this is a fabulous way to get started as the kit includes a purple squeeze tool, "Blossom" mini alphabet, several shape dies, 8 sheets of rub ons, QuickStampz rockers in two sizes, QuickStampz foam and a purple binder! (Click the QK label at the bottom of this message to access our previous post about this set which includes a photo).

Monday, December 04, 2006

December Stamp of the Month

Our December SOTM has arrived and it's every bit as lovely as I hoped it would be! The silhouette spray is by Stampendous, and is a versatile image which can be used through several seasons (winter, fall, spring...) as well as being great as both a background & focal image! I love how it turned out on this simple card I made tonight, simply coloured with markers in shades of red & green (plus a few extra touches!). Our SOTM is always 35% off and this month we brought in several extras. If you're on our auto-ship list, your stamps are on their way :) If you're not on our list, you can still get one for yourself! I think this is going to be one of my favourites!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

writing on the wall

I'm brainstorming creative quotes and words to put on the wall with our new wall text alphabets! Short is good, but longer quotes can be mixed with some of our foam stamps. Soo.... let's see some ideas in our comments section! If we decide to use your idea, I'll send you a little giftie as our thanks! (I've already gone through a bunch of ideas from Ali Edwards & Donna Downey, so please don't send those!) Let the creativity begin!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Page & Card Maps

I've been meaning to share this link for a while now, and today is as good a time as any! There is nothing like a good sketch to give your creativity a little boost, and Page Maps is an awesome website with new sketches (or page maps) every month which you can download in pdf form for easy printing-- a full page of scrapbook layout ideas PLUS a full page of card layouts! There's several I'd really like to try this month, my current fave being the one pictured here (probably because I could use my new curvy cutter on it!). Sorry the quality is so lousy-- you'll have to visit their website, Page Maps, and print your own copy of it!

Goodies for December!

If you recieve our e-mails, you heard mention of the boxes we've been waiting for in the last message... well, today they arrived! Here's some photos to give you an idea of all the lovely ribbons & fun stickers that came, but there's more! I'm so excited about the new wall text alphabets from Making Memories! These easy to use alphabets are up to 5.5" tall and are easy to apply & remove! For under $30, you get 2 complete alphabets plus some extra vowels & most used letters. I'm dreaming up the words I'll add to the walls here in the store, but would love some for home as well!

We also have all the pieces to put together some more of our Christmas Scrap & Card Kits with Basic Grey Fruitcake papers, We've got silent setters in stock (this is a great item to add to your Christmas wish list!) new papers by SEI & Scenic Route, lots of new stickers, 3D foam dots that are .5" & 1" thick (WOW) and more... there's lots to see :)

And while quantities last... we've got the Winter issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today free with your purchase! Online customers can download a pdf of the magazine free on their website! This is a high quality Canadian magazine that we're proud to carry in our store!

Well, I'm off to find space to put out the new goodies... have a creative day!