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!


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