Wednesday, February 19, 2014

NEW!! Stencils, Pastes & Dies

Time to play!!  Simple, little projects that make me SO happy!
It's funny but I have often told people that when my house is a mess, my life is a mess.  That may sound dramatic and exaggerated but it is the truth.  I have this anxiety...this unsettled feeling.  Do you get that too?  It's a terrible feeling.

Well I can confidently say that after this weekend, I have NEVER felt more comfortable....or more at peace.  All because I spent the weekend cleaning and organizing my basement (aka the dumping ground for toys and crafting related products).  This was EXTREME organization worthy of a reality television show.  Oh my.  My husband would say the show already exists called "Hoarders". Ok.  Ok.  Whatever.  I will admit that we may have almost been on the brink winning gold in this event but we did not let that happen!

So now that the craft room is cleaned AND organized, I feel absolutely free of guilt and obligation!  It is time to make my way to MY space.   It is time to CREATE people!!!  The picture above is me fooling around last night with some of the new stencils that we have in the store.  We have over a dozen new styles from Memory Box and MFT and they are fabulous!  Use ink and a sponge dauber to create beautiful backgrounds.  You can also use the new embossing pastes that we have in store to add dimension to your projects.  Or use with the new marker spritzing tool or ink sprays.  The possibilities are endless.  These products have got me playing again....exactly what I have been wanting to do since attending CHA!!  Ok.  Why does "playing" with paper make me so darn happy??

Demo Days
Get ready for a little show and tell!  I will be in the store from 10-5 on Thursday showing you what can be achieved with these stencils.  The possibilities are truly endless.

New Product
So by now you will have gathered that there is some new product in the store and this is just the beginning!  A massive order of Memory Box dies and stencils arrived yesterday!  I will argue that we have one of the most impressive inventory of Memory Box dies in the area!  Not sure what a Memory Box die is and why I get so excited about them?  Stop in Thursday and I will show you what they are all about!

Embossing paste was all the rage at CHA!  White, translucent, gold and silver are now in stock!  Add it to a card or layout to achieve 3-D results.  This product is SO fun to play with!  Just google embossing paste and watch some of the videos out there.  Here is Jennifer McGuire's video.  It is long but it explores just about every possibility of what can be achieved with this product.

Can you feel the energy and excitement I am feeling right now??  Guess what I will be doing tonight after American Idol?!?!  Ha!  Have a good one!


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Jackie Plank said...

I am excited, did you get the Tim Holtz crocodile stencil??? I can't wait to get my fingers on that one LOL

Debbie said...

Great selection Kim. I stopped by to pickup my order just as the new stencils were being entered. So hard to decide on just one! Thanks for keeping us inspired with new product.

K1 said...

Hi Jackie! Unfortunately the Tim Holtz crocodile stencil is not being released until the end of April! It appears there is a staggered release for his line. You must check out some of the other company's stencils. I am in love!

K1 said...

Debbie, thank you for taking the time to comment on my post. I think you are going to love playing with the stencils as much as me!! You will have to bring in your creations for a little show and tell!