DOODLEBUG is IN THE HOUSE!!! We are swimming in sugar coated paper, chipboard and BRADS!!! We have the lily white, beetle black, swimming pool, cupcake, ... oh, what the heck, I think we have 'em all!!! Today I saw a rubber stamping blog entry that showed a most adorable card that had the beetle black sugar coated paper punched into snowflakes. Wicked! Here's the link to it: http://kraftinkimmieskorner.blogspot.com/2007/11/theres-no-people-like-snow-people.html. I guess there's just no limit to what you can do with this really beautiful paper. And the chipboard alphabets and brads take it a few steps further. Come get yours now before we run out!
Okay, we are now out of the Tag-Alongs! BUT, more is supposed to be shipping this week, so if you missed these first few, you can get it in the next batch. Pre-payment will assure you get one. Just call and tell us how many, and we'll take your pre-payment over the phone. When they come in, we'll call you and you can come get them. If you'd like them mailed to you, just let us know and we will add in the shipping charges with your pre-payment ($4.60 for Priority Mail).
NATURE'S GARDEN handmade paper. We got in such a big box of these papers that it literally took me all day to input! We have new, unique designs that we had custom-made, so you won't find them in any other store, anywhere. New designs include Beach/USA, Cabernet, Sweet Treats (candy canes!), Holiday (whimsical little Christmas trees), Snowflakes (left and right), Pink Paisleys, Baby Feet (boy and girl, left and right), and we also got in more of your favorites, like the Spa and Bubbles, and Pirate themes. We also now have paper packs of the handmade mulberry papers, in different color combinations--jewel tones, brights, and primary colors, as well as plain white, yellow, pink, and lilac. Handmade papers just seem to add a certain richness to whatever your project might be.
SALE - SALE - SALE !!!
* ALL Disney papers and embellishments are 30% OFF!!!
* ALL Halloween papers and embellishments are 40% OFF!!! Come stock up with these great prices, and don't forget to buy some for your scrapping buddies, too!
Our Design Team is coming along quite nicely. We have people in Texas, Washington, D.C., and Tennessee, and will have a new team member joining us from Florida. These designers are fabulous, and their work is displayed in the store, as well as on the website gallery for you to see. We're still adding to the gallery, so check back often to see what's been added. One, in particular, was fantastic because she worked with a line that a lot of people shy away from because they are unsure of how to use it. She jumped right in and made two layouts, a card, and a book from this line. You may have seen it, the Basic Grey Obscure and Mellow collections. We'll be adding these to the website by this weekend so you can see how creatively these were done. Amazing. These pieces have to be seen in person, though, to be truly appreciated.
Another designer also worked with Basic Grey, both the Stella Ruby and Scarlet's Letter collections, and created some fantastic layouts and the most beautiful frame I have ever seen. It would be a lovely piece as home decor, and it is proudly displayed in our front window. We are putting together a class on this one and will let you know when the date is set for it. These, also, are displayed in the store as well as on the gallery. Check them out!
Our Christmas Peek-A-Book workshop was fantastic! It involved A LOT of very PRECISE cutting, and although a couple of the ladies were pulling their hair out, I think everybody left with a great finished book. We have pics of the class on the website.
Our next class will be a Christmas File Folder Pocket Book. The date is December 5th, and the price is only $10. Come see what you can do with a simple manila file folder. Once you learn how to make this mini book, I'm sure you'll go home and make dozens more to give as gifts. They can be used as greeting cards, greeting card money-holders, brag books, etc. The class will take probably only about an hour to an hour and a half, and it is for 6:30 PM. Please call ahead to reserve your spot. The sample is already on the website.
We will also be having a class on Saturday, December 8th at 11:30 AM. This one is going to be altered glass bottles using the Tim Holtz alcohol inks, in a Christmas theme. These would be perfect to give as gifts to somebody you want to give "just a little something" to, or for those hard-to-get-for people who seem to already have everything. A sample will be on the website by this weekend. The class will be only $15. Please call ahead to reserve your spot.
TIP OF THE DAY
For those of you who have the paper trimmers with the diamond-shaped blade (not the rotary blade), you might want to hang onto your blade after it has worn down. Simply take it out and reverse the direction it was sitting in your trimmer, and you'll be cutting with the opposite side of the blade tip. It is always strongly recommended by most manufacturers to pull the blade down toward you to cut--not push it from the bottom up, which could cause warping of the arm and a crooked cut. By the way... do you know how to tell when your blade needs to be replaced? It's simple, if the paper you are cutting has little fringe edges and not a completely clean cut, then it's time to get a new blade, or reverse it to cut with the other side. This tip does not work with a rotary cutter because you use the entire blade every time you cut, as the blade rolls along the paper to cut it.
Until next time, happy scrapping!