Monday, March 24, 2008

More New Orders In!!!

We received Queen & Co.'s Felt Fusion today. It is one yard of self-adhesive diecut felt each. There are Red Vehicles, Black Trains, Pink Baby Blocks, Blue Baby Blocks, Pink Easter Eggs, Green Vines, Pink Flowers, Lavender Flowers, Black Dragonflies, Black Scrolls, Orange Flowers, Purple Flowers, Red Flowers, Hot Pink Flowers, Yellow Flowers, Blue Flowers, Red Scrolls, Red Hearts, and Pink Hearts. These come in varying widths, and there are a couple different types of flowers.

We also have KI Memories Lace Cardstock in many different colors and styles. Hearts, flowers, etc. This is like diecut papers that you can layer or use as a background sheet or cut up and use in pieces. Very cool!

We also now have the entire collection of the Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paints and Paint Dabbers, and his texture hammer and grungeboard. He always comes up with the neatest stuff.

For those of you who are planning on attending our Grand Opening of our Mandeville store on Saturday, April 2nd, you are in for a TREAT!!! We have lots of great giveaways from fabulous companies like Creative Imaginations, Colorbok, and Crafter's Workshop, to name just a few. We will have a goodie bag for every person that comes in and shops that day, and I'm sure it will be well worth the trip. Remember, the store in Mandeville is a little over 1,000 square feet larger than our store in Metairie, so while it will have just about everything the Metairie store has, it will also have lots more!!! We are very excited, and can't wait to open!!!

Felix and I will be in Mandeville Tuesday, stocking the store with product and arranging things properly. If you need us, we're just a call away, at 985-624-3338. Emery will be in Metairie, and I'm sure he can help you as well as we can (he's an EXCELLENT papercrafter and extremely knowledgeable about craft products, tools, and techniques). The Metairie store number is 504-301-1081. Please don't ever hesitate to call if you get stuck on something or want to know more about a product or technique. THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HERE FOR!!!

Until next time, happy scrapping!


Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Stickles have finally arrived!!! And LOTS of them!!! We have all 32 colors of Stickles in stock now, so come on by and get them while they last. For those of you who have pre-paid and
requested them, they are already on hold for you.

Emery said we received four orders today, Ranger and SEI being two of them. I'm sure Felix will send out a post tomorrow letting you know specific items, but I DO know the Stickles came in!

I spent the ENTIRE day working on our Bazzill cardstock display in Mandeville. It got to the point where I couldn't tell one color from another, so I had to call it a day! But it looks really nice, and I'm sure you'll like it. The colors are arranged in ROYGBIV order (the colors of the rainbow) and you should have no problem matching things up. Tomorrow Felix and I will be in Metairie, and Felix will finish putting out the rest of the orders we got in today.

Emery said we got a lot of out-of-town callers today asking if we will be open on Good Friday (this coming Friday). And, YES, we will be open on Good Friday, regular hours of 10 AM to 7 PM. Actually, we'll be there cropping, too, until at least Midnight, so if you can't make it before 7 PM, at least try to make it before Midnight!

We have great plans for National Scrapbook Day already in the works. We will be wrapping up the details this week and I will post them Saturday, so stay tuned. Remember, National Scrapbook Day is the first Saturday in May, which is May 3rd this year. The theme will be Good, Old-Fashioned Barbecue!!! Contests and giveaways, and LOTS of food are planned!

Until next time, happy scrapping!


Monday, March 17, 2008

Mandeville Store Contact Info

The phone number for the Mandeville store is 985-624-3338. The address is 4350 Hwy. 22, Suite J, Mandeville, LA 70471. We will open on Wednesday, April 2nd, and the Grand Opening will be Saturday, April 5th.

The Mandeville store is coming along so well! Things are moving very swiftly, and we have even had a bunch of customers, even though they know we are not open yet! It's so great to know that so many of you are really looking forward to our opening up here. We are too!

We received 5 orders today! Whew!

Our Dreamweaver Stencils and Embossing Pastes are now back in stock!!! We have the following stencils: Heart Lock & Key, Small Fleur de Lis, Vertical Butterflies, Party Lanterns, Easter Eggs Border, Tulips, and Fleur de Lis Background. Embossing pastes are Silver, Glossy White, Metallic Gold, Pearlescent, Matte Yellow, Gloss Blue, and the Regular Embossing Paste. We also got in more of the Bright Gold Memories Mist and the Sterling Silver Memories Mist. This company has absolutely fabulous products that produce outstanding results. Stop in today to see samples and pick up some for yourself.

Lasercut Designs sent more overlays: Disney, Seaworld, Caribbean Cruise, Boys will be Boys.

Disney embellishments, birthday embellishments, Fleur de Lis diecuts from Paper House Productions. All kinds of great stuff!

Have a great week!

Until next time, happy scrapping!


Saturday, March 15, 2008

Mandeville Store Grand Opening Date Scheduled!!!

Well, it's official now!!! We will open the Mandeville store on Wednesday, April 2nd, and our Grand Opening will be Saturday, April 5th!!! Doors open at 10 AM!!! Felix and I have already begun arranging things in the new store, and our phones should be turned on this coming Monday. I'll post the phone number as soon as AT&T gives us the go-ahead on our new numbers. We are SO EXCITED!!! We even had a customer today while we were there, but we didn't have anything unpacked yet, so she said she'll be back on April 2nd!

In Metairie, we got in our new Karen Foster Design order. Paper and embellishment collections include Braces/Orthodontist/Dentist, Beach, Water Park, Family Ancestry, New Baby, Baby's First Year, Amusement Park.

From Croppin' Cutie we got in the Mama Scrap Cans, and now also have the Snack N Scraps, too. These contain a flip-down snack tray that conveniently turns your rolling craft tote into a mini dining table. The bottom cooler compartment holds 3 cans of your favorite beverage. It keeps food chilled while crafting on the go. The top compartment has mesh pockets inside to hold snacks. The inside loop holds beverages in place to keep from spilling. Velco flaps securely attach the Snack N Scrap to the handle of any rolling tote. There is also a handle for lunchbox-style carrying. It measures approximately 14" x 10". These are TOO cute!!!

We have more Cricut cutting mats in, in all 3 sizes (12x24, 12x12, and 6x12), along with Cricut replacement blades and Cricut Trimmer replacement blades.

We got more collections in from Best Creations, the line that has the glitter that doesn't come off the page. Fourth of July, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Birthday, Pirate, and a few others. We also have the most awesome adhesive ribbon in the shape of TULIPS!!! These would look fantastic as borders on a card or page. They are 12" long, and there are several different colors included in one package. These are perfect for your Easter or Spring layouts or cards, in bright colors and, of course, they match the Easter and Birthday collections.

Cricut cutting mats can be a pain in the neck, for exact opposite reasons. They are either too sticky and your paper is extremely difficult to get off the mat, or they wear out very easily and the paper doesn't stick to it enough to hold it in place while being cut. The solution to both problems is actually very simple. When the mat is new and very sticky, you can diminish the stickiness some by taking a clean soft cloth and blotting it gently on the mat. Some of the fibers from the cloth will adhere to the mat and it will be less sticky. Then, you can use the Cricut Spatula to slide your shapes off the mat with ease. When the mat has lost too much of it's stickiness, if it is still in good shape and does not have a lot of gouges or slices in it, you can still use it by adhering your paper to be cut to the mat with REPOSITIONABLE adhesive. The Kokuyo Dot N Roller works perfectly on this. You don't need to coat the entire back of it, just enough to adhere the edges down good. After you cut your images and remove everything, just use your finger and ROLL the adhesive dots off the paper. Simple, isn't it? If you have any questions while trying these tips, please feel free to give us a call and we'll help you out.

Until next time, happy scrapping!


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Glitz and Best Creations

Best Creations and Glitz orders arrived today!!! The Best Creations order was mainly paper, but what FANTASTIC papers they are! These papers have a light dusting of glitter in just the right spots, with a clear coating over the glittered areas so the glitter doesn't come off. Themes include billiards (of course!), Easter (too adorable!), love/sweetheart, winter, graduation (very classy), travel, beach, and a couple others I can't recall at this late hour. There were also very cute Easter stickers and Beach stickers.

The Glitz order included paper collections and Frosting. The Frosting is 12" long borders of square-shaped gems in 7 different colors. Although these can be used as borders, they can also be shaped around images and are moldable. They also break off at whatever point you need them to so you don't end up wasting anything and you don't have to worry about cutting through the sticker part of it. It just pops off. We also got swirly arrows in clear round gems, and these are really nice.

I've added more to the 50% off Sale Table, since I had to make space for the new papers and all. If you haven't made it by, you need to come check out the great stuff we have on sale.

We have scheduled another Cricut Class for Saturday March 29th at 1:00 PM. The cost is $35.00. I will show you how to operate your Cricut (original or Expression), and also go over the software available for it and the different things you can do with the software that you can't do with just the Cricut itself. I have had so many people tell me that they purchased a Cricut but have never even taken it out of the box because they feel intimidated by it. It really is easy to work with, and when you come to the class, I'll show you several exciting things you can do with it.

We are moving forward with the store in Mandeville, and hope to have a Grand Opening date for you soon. We are VERY excited!!!

Until next time, happy scrapping!


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

NEW!!! Fleur de Lis Wax Seals!!!

More BIG BITE CROP-A-DILES are in!!! Also, more large Store-N-Spins in plum and black, plum and silver (gorgeous!), and black and green. We also now have quite a large assortment of new Jolee's wedding stickers for all of you new brides, brides-to-be, and friends and family doing wedding layouts. Very creative and adorable, in just about every situation dealing with a wedding, including the Proposal!!! And by your special requests, we also now have Adoption embellishments for all of you who have asked for these.

Apple Pie Memories clear acrylic stamping blocks also came in, in many different sizes and styles. Round ones with finger grips, square and rectangular ones with finger grips, and also the long ones to use for borders and alphabets.

However, my favorite new item that came in today were the fleur de lis and comedy/tragedy mask wax seal impressions and wax in silver and gold!!! When I found these at CHA I was so excited!!! So many people come in looking for seals for their invitations, and I thought these would be PERFECT!!! If you haven't worked with wax seals, come in and I'll show you how to make them. They are very simple to do, yet so elegant. They can also be used on cards and layouts, and make unique embellishments, and you can use pigment ink to color in the impression and make it really sparkle. Beautiful!

The CASES for the Big Bite Crop-A-Dile should arrive tomorrow (according to the tracking information), and the Suzi Scrapper monkeys!!!

We will be vendors for Scrap'N On The River in Natchez, Mississippi July 24th, 25th, and 26th. We have registration forms in the store, or you can go to and register directly on their website. The entire weekend (3 days) is only $110, or a single day is $40. Right now we are the only listed vendor other than the food vendor, but there will be 3 more scrapbook store vendors and I believe a few independent reps. This crop, to me, is one of the ones you don't want to miss. It has maybe 300 attendants usually, and the door prizes and giveaways are always EXCELLENT!!! Pam Frank really does a great job of putting this show together, and she and her family work very hard to see to it EVERYone has a fantastic time (Just like all the events we attend!). We are taking pre-orders for the Kokuyo Dot'N'Roller and Tape'N'Roller adhesive refills to make sure we don't run out while at the show. Remember, we have the case special where you purchase 10 but only pay for 8!!! And, you can mix and match the permanent and repositionable in a case, as well as the Tape'N'Roller and Dot'N'Roller, so if you like to use both, you can still get the discount and not have to buy two (or four!) cases!!!

I placed a REALLY big Bazzill order today, and worked really hard to make sure the new papers we got in from CHA will have matching cardstock. I'll let you know as soon as it all comes in.

And, you should see what Felix and Emery put in the 50% off sale!!! We'll continue the sale as long as we are getting new products in and need to make more space to put new items out. Every day the selections change, so you'll want to stop in often to see what we've added.

Until next time, happy scrapping!