Monday, November 19, 2007

We got in the new Mini Scor-It tools. These are ideal for scoring perfect lines in just about any type of papercrafting project you can come up with. Click on the following link to see it in action: You might think you don't need a scoring tool, but after you watch this 12 minute video, you may just feel differently about that. The Scor-It not only scores, but it embosses straight lines on your papers, and the video shows you options for what you can do with those. In any case, it's a really cool product. Check it out.

We got in the new poster for ScrapFest! 2008, and they have a totally different, very cool logo. The poster is on the wall when you walk through the front door. It gives all the info about it, including dates, times, etc.

We hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving this week, and invite you to join us for a potluck/leftover crop on this Friday. The Friday crop will begin at 10:00 AM and is free, but you must call ahead and reserve your spot. We want to make sure nobody is turned away for lack of seating! We already have a good number of people scheduled, and plan on having it kick off our Christmas special sales. We have more 99-cent grab bags, most with Christmas themes. You never know what Emery and Felix will cook up to put in those.

We now rent out Cricut cartridges, three days for $5.00. We're constantly adding to our library and already have a number of them in.

An old customer of mine came in today, Patty P., who was back in N.O. for the holidays. She showed me the most adorable little project she had done with her group of friends. I'm thinking of doing a class with it, and I think tomorrow I'll be working on it to see how I can get it to come out, myself. If you have any ideas for a class that you think others would be interested in, please e-mail me (privately if you like, to and send me a digital photo of the finished project. I'm always looking for new ideas, and always open to suggestions.

Let's talk about vellum. It's beautiful, elegant, and so darned difficult to work with sometimes that it makes you want to just pull your hair out. People come in all the time asking me what is the best adhesive to use with vellum and do you know what I tell them? Xyron. Xyron is the answer. Put your entire piece of vellum that you want to adhere to your mat or page through a Xyron sticker maker (they come in sizes from 1-1/2 inches to 9 inches wide) and that way there is no definition between where the adhesive begins and ends. The adhesive covers the entire back, and it comes out looking great. Of course, yes, you could always use a glue dot in an inconspicuous area of the vellum, behind writing or an image, but it doesn't always allow for you to place it where it will hold to the paper well. Plus, you could always use a brad or eyelet, or stitching, or even a photo corner. Don't let these issues keep you from using such a beautiful paper. Instead, try some of these options I've listed. If you know of any other methods, please e-mail me and let me know so I can try them out.

Until next time, happy scrapping, and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!


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