Monday, July 30, 2007

a little inspiration for ya...

I just wanted to post a little bit of inspiration here! Here's a card Rena made last week using a variety of QuicKutz flower dies & some QK rub ons, isn't it bright and cheery? And here's another fun layout featuring my sis-- some candids from a girls night a few weeks ago, I had fun creating this layout & piling on the bling! I used a new paper by Junkitz together with one I've been wanting to use for a while by Carolee's Creations, don't they look fab together?

... and a side note! I recently lost all my bookmarks on my browser, including some of my favourite blogs to visit! I'm hoping some of you that visit me will post and share your blog addy as well as a some of your faves :) If I get a big response, there will be blog candy involved... more details to come!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

cloudy with a chance of rain

Just wanted to share some fresh inspiration here! I created this layout a couple days ago with these pictures of my sis, Joy. She cracked me up one day last night when she decided to go for a 'nice walk' to town... without checking the weather! When she arrived at the store it was pouring outside and she was sopping wet! Of course, I had to grab the camera and snap a few photos before letting her come in and dry off :)

(This layout features Scenic Route papers & QuicKutz alphas- Lucy, Metro SkinniMini & the new Cookie Cutter alpha, SPOTLIGHT with some extra bling.)

Postcard Savings!

We'd like to send out a special summer 'thanks' to our customers who have visited our blog by offering you 40% off any one item (excluding QuicKutz) in the store! Next time you're in the store (until the end of August) simply mention this online POSTCARD and sign up for our e-mail list or blog feed to receive your discount! If you're already receiving our e-updates, we just ask that you bring a friend with you-- when she signs up for our e-mail list you can BOTH enjoy a 40% off item! (This offer is only valid for in store purchases which are currently in stock).

Monday, July 23, 2007


So I'm back at the store after taking a week off and coming back I must say that I am overwhelmed! Maybe CHA time wasn't the best time to take a break, eh? We've got new products on the shelves (Ranger Alcohol inks- sold individually now, New colors of glitter glue, Dreamweaver stencils-still in a box at the back of the store, more about those later, New Basic Grey INFUSE papers which are YUMMY, Prima flowers in cute 'pixie' tins... and more I haven't even noticed yet, I'm sure!) and then there are all the CHA previews online, where do I start?

Basic Grey has their new product lines up on their site, and they're really unique! It's great to see some fun & masculine lines- but I'd love to hear from you what your favorites are!

QuicKutz has a new RETRO line of shapes and they're really funky! I went to see the new movie, Hairspray, yesterday and was totally inspired to get some of these shapes and make some retro cards & layouts! They've also released some new goosebumps shapes with text, which I think is fabulous! I know alot of people have loved the text goosebumps which have been part of the QK gift sets, so it's nice to see these standing alone!

Scenic Route has two new fabulous paper lines, Sumner & Ashville, they're perfect for autumn but totally not limited to that! SR has become one of my favorite paper lines & this release is no exception!

Okay, so there's lots more... like I said, I've been away and haven't even seen all the sneak peeks yet! I'd LOVE to hear from you what the most fabulous CHA releases you have seen so far are- there's a good chance it'll help us decide what to order!

Our Cool Savings SALE is on for a few more days, so stop by and enjoy 30% off on patterned paper & stickers, 25% off on books & magazines and clear stamps. In addition to the great deal, you'll help us make room for all the new products we'd like to order!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Curious Eyes

At our Fiesta Friday crop last night, I had a chance to play! I used the double-sided 'Toby' papers from the "Love, Elsie" line to create a set of pages for my new 6x9" album by Making Memories. It's such a fun size to work with, I found it perfect for these 2 photos I had left over after creating a 12x12 layout about my kitten, Seuss. I also added into the mix the Classic sized MOXIE alphabet by QuicKutz, which I LOVE! It's nice and chunky, really a huge alphabet, especialy considering it's on the 2x2 dies for the Squeeze tool!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Summer 6 Card Class

I've put together a '6 Card Class' designed for your summer schedule... because you get to pick the time & day! Get together with 2 or more friends (3 people minimum) and set a time to join us! This class will show you how to create at least 6 cards using one sheet of Bazzill 'Cardstock with an Edge'! This time round we're using it with one sheet of patterned paper, assorted cardstock, flowers, ribbon, bling and some new QK Cookie Cutter Phrases! Bring your adhesive & paper trimmer & we provide the rest. This 6 Card Class is just $15!

We've got a variety of other 'you schedule it' class kits available, as well! Each Mini book class is just $25!

- All About Me
- Girlfriends Zig Zag Folio
- Heart Throb CD Tin
- The Beach Book (holds up to 30 summer photos!)
- Awesome animal Bag Book

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Experience the Sweetness...

... of QuicKutz Cookie Cutter dies for the Revolution!
We're celebrating their arrival with huge savings on all in stock QuicKutz products!

FREE Nesting Shape Die ($33.99 value) with purchase of either
Revolution tool for just $149 (reg. $169)
NEW Spotlight Alpha $174
NEW Magnolia Alpha $189

Get 2 FREE 2x2 Dies with purchase of the Squeeze hand tool for just $89 (reg. $119) or with the purchase of the NEW Lemonade alpha for $94

2x2 Dies on SALE
$5.99 & $10.99

4x4 Dies on SALE
$14.99 & $21.99

*Limited Edition Summer of Fun dies do not qualify for any discounts

Die Sets on SALE 20% off

In Stock Alphabets on SALE
Moxie & Metro Classic Reg $169, SALE $129
Studio Classic Reg $195, SALE $145
Zoe Mini Unicase Reg $115, SALE $85
Metro & Moxie Skinni Mini Reg $79, SALE $59
Sophisticate Gift Set Reg $149, SALE $119
Washington Grand Alpha Reg $229, SALE $169

Silhouette Electronic Craft Cutter Reg $469, SALE $369

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Fiesta Friday!

Join us next Friday, July 13 for a bit of a FIESTA here at the store! We've got some Make & Take projects lined up using Amuse stamps & the new Cookie Cutter QuicKutz dies. We'll have margaritas (virgin, of course), chips & salsa and time to crop or stamp or just socialize with & be inspired by some friends!

The cost is just $5, please RSVP as soon as you are able (Thursday at the latest) and we'll FIESTA from 6pm till midnight!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Great Grabs & Cool Savings

We've put together 40+ fantastic bargains for ya with our GREAT GRABS! Bags of goodies for scrappin' & stampin' worth approx $30 each for just $10.99! These would be fantastic gifts for friends or the kids, fun to take on a holiday or just some goodies to give you a little creative boost! No two are the same, the selection
is very diverse! These really are an amazing deal (lower than cost!)and we're expecting them to go quickly, so come check 'em out while the gettin' is good!

Also... in honour of our new Air conditioner and the newly pleasant temperature in the store (hurrah!) we've got some cool savings for y'all! We've extended our QuicKutz sale (Just $99 for the Squeeze, all single dies are Buy 2 get 1 free) and we've got ALL our patterned paper & stickers on 30% off plus all clear stamps, books & magazines 25% off! Just a little something from us to you... to get your summer off to a great start!

Introducing Cookie Cutter Dies by QuicKutz!

I'm SO incredibly excited about this new release from QuicKutz, our first shipment will be in the store next week! Check out the QK website for more details on this fantastic new product-- I don't want to rant about how fabulous it is yet since I haven't actually tried it *sheepish grin* but everything I've seen makes it look simply amazing and I'm so excited about it! Here's a little blurb from QK about it (and check out the photo--look how they fit on the Revolution! So cool!):

Innovative, Interchangeable, Customizable

Taste the newest flavor of die-cutting freedom
for the Revolution Tool!

New Cookie Cutter™ Dies are trimmed to just around the cutting edge of each die, which opens up a whole new world of die-cutting options!

* You get maximum flexibility and quicker crafting
* Create the exact die cuts you want—without wasting paper
* Flex your creative muscles with interchangeable, rearrangeable dies
* Affordable pricing

Try combining Cookie Cutter™ Dies with each other and all other sizes of QuicKutz dies for truly endless die-cutting possibilities!

If you need more inspiration to convince you that you NEED these fabulous products, check out the Project Idea Sheets QK released, with ideas for each new product in this release! Enjoy all the eye candy and watch for details next week on a QuicKutz Revolution special!

July SOTM by Magenta

Presenting our July SOTM-- a gorgeous dogwood stamp by Magenta! We've got a variety of samples for you this month, including some gorgeous colouring from the artists at Magenta and a lovely sample by one of our designers, Tanya (I love how changing the colouring on it turns some of the petals into leaves!). I've had fun playing with this one (notice the leaf stamp on the tag-- it's one of the 'buy 2 get 1 free' stamps by Inkadinkado!) and love it's elegance and the variety of colors you can do it in. Included with your SOTM this month is a white chalk pencil crayon, which is nice for adding some subtle highlights to your stamped images! Enjoy the samples, let us know what you think-- we love to hear from you!

Monday, July 02, 2007

July Page Maps

July Page Maps are available for download today! You can find 12x12 page maps here and 8.5x11 landscape page maps here! I look forward to every new release, as they are a lifesaver for me when I'm stumped about a layout! If you blog or hang out on message boards, you can also download new banners & blinkies (like the one you see here) to spread the word about pagemaps.