Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Crop Celebration a great success!!! Tim Holtz products in!!!


I'm THOROUGHLY exhausted!!! I had such fun at Crop Celebration, but I have to say, it was not the easiest thing to work the booth all by myself! I'm still feeling it!

I understand Felix and Emery's sale went very well. They had a phenomenal weekend with a huge turnout. Are you all waiting for me to be away so you can shop with Felix and Emery since they have sneaky sales??? HA! Apparently, I'll have to keep a closer eye on those two!

I am in the process of putting together another class for the Embossing Pastes (both Southshore and Northshore), and that long-awaited chipboard dress album. I'm waiting on new products to arrive so I can use them in both classes.

Remember to check the calendar frequently, and click on the description for the day. It may just go to another screen that shows an otherwise unadvertised special. We like to reward our loyal customers who check our site frequently with specials and printable coupons. So, it's always a good idea to check the website calendar if you're planning on coming in to shop that day. Sometimes we even have triple stamp day!!! But you only get the web special if you ask for it!!!

We have some kits left from the About A Boy paperbag album. The kit includes full sheets of papers, full sheets of rubons, and complete step-by-step printed instructions with full color photographs of each page so you can see how it should be put together. I have to tell you, though, these papers and rubons would work very well for a little girl, or actually anyone or anything. The rubons are fairly specific to children, in general, but the papers and some of the rubons are so generic that you could make this kit into an album of whatever you desire.

We have a couple kits left of the BOO Halloween mini album. Again, these kits contain all the papers, cardstock, embellishments, instructions, photographs, and even a container of Orange Peel Stickles! Heather (the designer who created this album) explains very clearly and shows in her photos of the pages how to do your journaling and faux stitching, and how to accent your pages and photo mats. This is an excellent mini book, both in its design as well as the techniques learned in creating it. The instructions are very straightforward and easy to follow.

By the end of this week I will have kits of Halloween Squash Books put together. Again, these were designed by Heather, a member of our wonderful Design Team. With this design, she puts a completely different twist on squash books, and her folds are totally different from the "usual" way of folding together a squash book. You have to see it in person to really get the true effects and see how awesome the book design and layout is.

Next week we are having our Card of the Month Club. Members will get a new rubber stamp and two new markers. We will be creating two completely different cards with the stamp you will be keeping, and then we will class-use a different stamp and make a different card with that one. The other stamp will be available for purchase at a discount if you take the class. If you have not signed up for the Card of the Month Club, we have no more of the stamps that we are using for this month, but are willing to substitute another stamp in place of it. Call IMMEDIATELY to sign up and pre-pay, as this class is fairly full already. And you definitely don't want to miss out on next month's Card of the Month. We have the stamps in already, and there are enough to add a few more people to the Club. Watch the calendar for a specially-designed New Orleans-themed card workshop. Melissa will again be the instructor for these classes, and will show you how much fun you can have with these very versatile crafting "tools".

We got in a rather large shipment today of NEW GRUNGEBOARD by Tim Holtz, as well as several of his leather acrylic-cling stamp binders. These binders are just out-the-box awesome! If you go to his blog, you can see him demo this binder and how to alter it. Of course, it is absolutely gorgeous all on its own, but if you alter it, it's just unreal. We have additional pages for it, so you can purchase more as you need them. We also got some fragments, and the mini-misters you've requested. Come get them now before they're all snatched up! You can use these mini-misters for your stamp cleaner when you travel and don't want to take a large bottle of stamp cleaner. Or you can create your own custom mists and washes (like Walnut Ink or Glimmer Mist). We got in more of the nonstick craft surface mats, and the newly redesigned heat guns. These heat guns are really beautiful. Silver with pink writing on it. I'm thinking *I* need a new heat gun... LOL!!! Oh, and we also got in several palettes of the Pearl-Ex powdered pigment collections. These can be used to make your own mists and to create your own custom colors in the embossing pastes.

Plus, LOTS more goodies!!! Come on by and check things out. It's all in the Mandeville store right now, but will be in the Metairie store by Wednesday or Thursday.

Until next time, happy scrapping and stamping!


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