Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Is this what HEAVEN would look like?

Seriously.  Guys.  I just had THE most amazing day.  A HUGE shipment of the latest My Mind's Eye product arrived and I was so excited to tear into the boxes.....yes, plural!  Have a look at what my counter looked like for most of the afternoon.....pure bliss.

Want to see the products close up?  Here they are.....heavy weight decorative paper and the majority with glitter ALL for $0.99 per sheet?  This reminds me of some of the vintage MME lines from the past.  I know....I have TOO much paper already on hand.  But hey, let me tempt you with this.....everything is priced at U.S NO shipping!  Yeah!

Now it is time to meet.....

Mischievous - such an adorable fall/halloween cute is this little scarecrow witchy girl?
Lost & Found Two - GORGEOUS....comes in four colour lines"  Sunshine, Rosy, Breeze & Blush

There are tons of great brads just like this now in store!

Couldn't you see using this one on a 12x12 canvas?  Add a picture and a few dimensional items and you're done!

Use this paper as is or cardmakers listen to this.....cut out these design elements for on the front of your cards and then use the rest for another thing, all papers are double sided.

Again, what a perfect paper for a canvas for that girly-girl.  A crafty gift done in a night?!?  Again, I say....pure bliss!
 Lost & Found Christmas - Beautiful and elegant Christmas paper
12 Days of Christmas - very fun and whimsical Christmas paper

I am so thrilled the new lines are starting to arrive...just in time for back to school.  Kids will be back and you will finally have a few moments to yourself....did I just jinx us?  Ha!


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

September Classes

Here I go with my SECOND post of the day!  Wow, I'm good....ha! 

We have two great card classes coming up.  Our classes are jam-packed with techniques that can be used over and over again on future projects.

Please call the store to reserve your spot today!  Please NOTE:  these cards are WAY more fabulous in person!  Come into the store if you don't believe me!

Cards by Debbie

Did I mention our cards are packed with technique?!?!  Ah, yes I did!  Debbie is the Queen of Technique these days.  There is no pre-made decorative paper here!  The bird card is a gorgeous double heat embossed card....the bird layer feels almost like it is laminated.  You will also be working with perfect pearls and mini misters and distress inks.  The "Wishing you happiness always" card is so cool....You will be using Glitter Ritz, creating an acetate window, using the bow-easy tool, embossing folders and more!

Dates:  Wednesday, September 7th @ 1pm OR Tuesday October 4 @ 6pm
Cost:  $17
Required Supplies:  scissors, adhesive
Suggested Supplies (bring if you have):  Bow-Easy

Cards by Pauline
Two gorgeous floral cards are perfect for any occasion.  The first card has a beautiful vintage feel using crocheted ribbon, glitter, distress inks, punches, Spellbinders dies and more.  Thee second card features Stampingbella's window box stamp complete with a dimensional awning.  You will learn some great Prismacolor Pencil techniques including ways to add depth to your images but using multiple colours. 

*  Please note that this is a pencil technique class and it is best to bring the pencil colours below to get the most out of the class.  Pencils can be purchased at the store at a cost of $1.95 each.  Please let me know if you need any of these colours and I can order them in for you.

Dates:  Wednesday September 14 @ 6pm OR Tuesday September 27 @ 6pm
Cost:  $17
Required Supplies:  scissors, adhesive, Prismacolor Pencils (Sky Blue light, sand, ginger root, light umber, dark umber, french grey 90%, cool grey 50%, lime peel, grass green, dark green, kelp green, peach, salmon pink, pale vermilion, carmine red, yellow ochre, pink rose, clay rose, Tuscan red, light aqua, canary yellow

Scrapbookers, please don't hate me! 
I am working on a mini album project that I KNOW you will love!  I will be posting at the end of the week so stay tuned!  It will be a great keepsake project that is well worth the wait.....♥Kim

August Week 4 SPECIAL....TAX FREE

So this is the final full week of August...yes, I too am amazed!  Each week in August we offered a unique special.  This week we will end the month off this a bang and offer TAX FREE shopping on ALL items in the store!  What a great time to pick up items to scrapbook your summer moments or even start on those Christmas cards....

Speaking of Christmas, the new Basic Grey line called Nordic Holiday is here!  We have also brought in the School line called Oxford.  You should see the great paper and stickers to scrapbook your kids first day of school!

PS....I will be posting the cards for the upcoming classes later this afternoon!

Monday, August 15, 2011

August Week 3 SPECIAL.....ALL Stamps!

Now this is a special you will just FLIP over!  Ha....This image reminded me of my highschool days....I would tease the heck out of my bangs, add EXACTLY 12 sprays of Aussie's firm hold spay and then hop on the bus HOPING and PRAYING the spray would hold for the day...otherwise it I would be utterly humiliated!  Yes, most days it was up for the challenge but not all.  Maybe that is why I hated gym class so much......truly, why did I ever do that to my hair?  Just wait 'til the post when I share my stories about my perm experiences.

Come on out for the deals (and laughs) THIS week!  I may even bring in a photo of my beloved bangs in action!

Monday, August 8, 2011

August Week 2 SPECIAL....Spellbinders!

Hey Guys.  I know you have been anxiously waiting to hear what this weeks special is going to be.  This week you can count on ALL SPELLBINDERS and LIFESTYLE CRAFTS dies to be 25% OFF!  Huge selection on dies from Spellbinders and some fun dies from Lifestyle Crafts including cupcake wrappers and favour pyramids!  Yummy....

Fun Fact #16:  We can order just about anything in for you!
Has anyone been checking out all the amazing CHA releases?  I have placed quite a few orders and new product should be rolling in any day now.  (The Tim Holtz Core'dinations cardtock is now in!).

So I wish I could carry it all in the store but I too have to watch my!  BUT if there is anything you are looking for, I have access through my various suppliers.  Just let me know and I would be happy to order it for you.  We have a great system now where I can check the availability of a product while we chat and you will know exactly when the product is expected to arrive!
Fourth Street Market

Did anyone make it out for Fourth Street's very first market last Saturday?  What a pleasant surprise!  Tons of people came out to check out the various vendors and service providers. 

A portion of Fourth Street will be closed each Saturday for the month of August.  Don't worry because there is still access to the parking across from The Royal Bank.

Here is a shot of the market in action.  Quite impressive for a first day!

Thank you to those regulars who stopped in to say hello to me and those who stopped in for the first time ever!  The store was hoppin'....What a nice day!  Can't wait til this Saturday.  I hear there will be fresh produce this week!  Got to love it when the shopping comes to me! 

There are still spots available in the upcoming classes (this Wednesday, August 10th and Wednesday August 31).  Don't miss out on these fun classes!  Call the store to register today!


Monday, August 1, 2011

August Week 1 SPECIAL....paper and envelopes

This heat got you feeling a little crabby? We can keep you cool and feelin' fine this August with a NEW special each week!  This weeks special.......dat dat dat da......

 25% off all paper and envelopes!!

Normally you have to buy in bulk to see discounts like this but not this week!  Sweet....

It's funny but there are so many things that we do here that I just assume people know.  Honestly, I am surprised when I hear regular customers ask certain questions.  That is totally my fault!  Over the course of the month, I hope to enlighten you with a few fun little facts.  Here is a little tidbit for ya....

Paper Pickle Fact #23:  Buying in BULK can save you money!

The Pickle offers 25% off on all paper or envelopes when buying in quanities of 100 or more of the same item. Many brides take advantage of this special pricing when buying items for their wedding invitations and stationery.  This is a great offer for those of you who sell your cards and need tons of envelopes or for those of you who make Christmas cards for your family and friends....I know you are THAT popular that you send out 100+ cards!   

This week though is a little different and you can enjoy amazing prices on quantities of 1 to 99.  Remember we have SPECIAL SUMMER HOURS!

Tuesday, Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-3pm

Hope to see you soon!