Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Day Classes; Fancy Pants, Glitz, Prima Just In!!!

New orders this week include the Fancy Pants About A Boy collection, with matching rubons and transparencies. We also got lots of the Glitz 12" Frosting and a good variety of colors of the swirl arrow bling. Beautiful! Prima sent the Say It In Crystals and Say It In Studs. We have the Flower Centers in Black/Clear, Red/Pink/Lavender, Yellow/Gold/Brown, Pets, and Beach. The studs include a HUGE Fleur de Lis, and we have them in 5 different colors. We also have a Christmas Say It In Crystals set that is multicolored and so pretty. I can't wait to use these!

We also received the rest of the Baby 2 Bride and Times Nouveau papers that the company had left off our order. We were very pleased that they shipped it so quickly once we let them know they weren't in the shipment we initially received. These papers are selling FAST, and we only have a couple left of a few of the designs in the Times Nouveau collection.

We are expecting another Dreamweaver Stencils order to arrive any day now, with more fleur de lis stencils and embossing paste, along with other stencils. These products are flying out the door as fast as we put them out. The second class is already scheduled and on the calendar for June, and we will be creating cards using the shadowing technique and the piggyback technique. These are featured in the Dimensions in Cardmaking book that we are selling along with the rest of this company's products. But, of course, we will be using different stencils and making a different project from what is in the book. I think you'll love it! Sign up now, because these classes fill quickly. If you missed the first Embossing Paste class, I will be repeating it on Tuesday May 27th in Metairie at 6:00 PM. You have to call Emery to reserve your spot and prepay. You do NOT have to take the first Embossing Paste class in order to be able to take the second one, however, you would be missing out on really fun projects and different techniques if you do not attend the first one!

As always, if there is a product or technique that you wish to learn more about, please contact us to let us know and we can either try to put together a class with it or work one-on-one with you to help you, usually at no extra charge from what a class fee would be. We will do this in both stores. All you have to do is ASK!!!

I have had several people from Mississippi and the Pearl River area request that I do some day classes because they do not like driving so far to get home at night after the classes. If you are interested in DAY CLASSES, PLEASE e-mail me at to let me know which techniques or classes you are interested in and I will try to get some scheduled. These would have to be done on a Monday or Tuesday. Please send me some feedback on this, scrappers. I need to know what YOU want and need! Thanks!

We still have a couple openings in both stores for the Friday and Saturday night crops, so give us a call to reserve your spot if you'd like to come. If you bring someone new to scrapbooking to crop with you this weekend, you will BOTH receive 15% off your entire tab that night!!!

Until next time, happy scrapping!


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Graphic 45, DCWV, Marvy Uchida, Stampendous, Heritage Handcrafts, and More! DOUBLE STAMP DAY

We received the new Graphic 45 Papers. Of course, we got both complete collections, Times Nouveau and Baby 2 Bride. Check out their website to see what they look like by clicking the link above. These are gorgeous, double-sided, heavy cardstock-weight papers. We got them yesterday evening and people are scooping them up when they see them! Felix even made a sample layout, which is on display above the collection in the Mandeville store. It's beautiful!!!

Karen Foster's Father collection is in, papers and embellishments, just in time to make your Father's Day cards and to get in preparation for your layouts for your Father's Day pictures.

We also have the Karen Foster Outdoor Fun collection, with papers and embellishments. One of these papers is an adorable page with large ladybugs and a butterfly on it. So cute!

The Stampendous clear pails are in, in the quart and gallon sizes. Look for a class to be scheduled with these soon, even a kids' class!

The NEW Dot-n-Go Glue Dots dispensers are in!!! This was a Top Pick product at the CHA show recently. Glue Dots are wonderful for adhering embellishments, especially the heavier and bulkier ones, but can be annoying sometimes to try to get them onto your project without having to pick them off with your fingers. The problem with picking them off with your fingers is that the oils in your skin neutralizes the adhesive in the dots, and they end up not sticking as well as they should. Now, with this easy-to-use dispenser, you don't have to worry about that at all! And, they are priced just right so you can stick to your papercrafting budget!

Tim Holtz Grungeboard: Swirls and Harlequin, and Digits and Punctuation has also arrived, along with VersaFine inkpads and Big and Juicy inkpads. Re-stock of the StazOn Opaque Cotton White inkpad and re-inkers.

I found a NEW embossing paste and brass stencil company: Heritage Handcrafts. They call their paste "dimensional paints", but they are essentially the same. However, Paula, of Heritage Handcrafts, told me that these dimensional paints can be heated with a heat gun and the colors will stay irridescent and they become washable and stretchable, so you can use them on T-shirts!!! Isn't that fabulous?! I foresee a T-shirt class coming up soon!!! PLUS, they have these most excellent 4" round and 4"x4" Fleur de Lis stencils, and another large Fleur de Lis stencil that looks nothing like what we've had before. I'm working on having Felix put these on the website store. The 4"x4" square one is titled Fleur de Lis Tile, and I think would be fantastic on a tile as a coaster.

Felix placed an order for the NEW Marvy Uchida 3.5" Giga punches, which will be released in June. When I asked him which ones he got, he simply told me "All of them!" So, I'm pretty excited to get them, and I'm sure you will be too. It's hard to find a way to get larger shapes without using a Cricut or one of the other manual die-cutting machines. So much other stuff to buy, just to get the size shapes you need. Now you just buy the punch! Lots less to store or carry around.

Oh! I almost forgot--today we received the new Die Cuts With a View Nursery and Dog and Cat collections!!! These papers are heavy, cardstock-weight and most of them have glitter on them. The Nursery collection has a separate Boy and Girl sub-collection. One of the Nursery papers is a clothesline with tiny baby clothes hanging on it...TOO CUTE!!! The colors of the Nursery collection are, of course, pink and blue, but also purple, and these are in the lighter, more pastel shades. The Dog and Cat collections have all sorts of papers, lots of them with glitter, too, and there's one that's just glittered dog bones! There are also stripes, dots, and diagonals in all of these collections that will work for really ANY theme, if they match what you are working with. The stripes, dots and diagonals would make really nice cards, too, I think.

Well, I'm sure I'm forgetting something, so just stop by and check things out. Remember, Thursday, May 15, 2008 is DOUBLE STAMP day at both stores, so be sure to come by and stock up on the new stuff and receive DOUBLE STAMPS for it all!

Until next time, happy scrapping!