Thursday, October 9, 2008

Crop Celebration in Hammond, LA / Queen & Co. / Suze Weinberg Stickles / Snapware Organizers / Stamping Bella / Impression Obsession


We are vendors at the very first Crop Celebration being held at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Hammond, Louisiana, on Pecan St. It is close to Southeastern Louisiana University. This is a charity event, and proceeds go to the Restoration House, which is an organization that assists young women with unplanned pregnancies. We believe this is a worthwhile cause in and of itself, and the fact that the price for cropping from 9:00 AM to 1:00 AM is DEFINITELY worth it! Felix and I set up this afternoon and had to come back to the store to process a very large order we received in. So, let's get on to some more news...

Queen & Co. Felt Fusion is in! The bats are absolutely adorable! There are also red poinsettias, pink and blue baby blocks, trains, fish, basketballs, soccer balls, and baseballs, and dogs/bones/fire hydrants. Too cute! These are self-adhesive felt images that are a yard in length. You can cut them apart and use the images individually or use them as borders on your pages or cards. Lots of possibilities!

The long-awaited Suze Weinberg Designer Stickles are in! Six new colors: Mermaid, Grape, Tiara, Sequin, Ruby Slippers, and Champagne. GOT to get these! They were delivered in Mandeville today, and Metairie will have them tomorrow (Friday) morning.

Just when you thought you had all the coolest organizers out there, along comes a new one! We just got in the new round Snapware Snap 'N Stack Craft Organizers. You can build towers of these little containers, and since they are clear, you can see exactly what you've got stored inside. Some of the ladies that come to our crops in Metairie have all their different types of flowers stored in them. And they have a tower of about a dozen of them, all connected! Two of the set of three are completely open on the inside, while the third one has a divider in the middle, so it has two sections to it. You really could store all sorts of different things in these. This is definitely a "buy it again" product!

Melissa just left after showing me two of the three cards for the Card of the Month Club. They are SOOOOO adorable! We're using Stamping Bella this month, and they are just TOO CUTE!!! Melissa is an instructor for our stamping workshops, and she loves to show people how they can use the same stamp in completely different ways. Obviously, she shares the passion that I have for rubber stamping!

Speaking of Stamping Bella, we now have Bella in the house! Both stores! These acrylic cling stamps are the loveliest little images I've seen in a long time. There is a Bella for just about every occasion you can think of. We've got a number of them in already, and plan to add to our collection of them as often as possible.

We also received some Impression Obsession wood-mounted stamps in. Right now we are only putting out the Halloween Boxes stamp, which is a collection of Halloween icons inside "boxes" made of bones. Very adorable! Melissa is making us a sample card to display in both stores, so look for it by next Monday. We have other Impression Obsession stamps in, but we are reserving those for the November Card of the Month Club, and then we have a special surprise that we are creating with the Christmas ones we got in. We think you'll really love these. I'll keep you updated on them.

Well, we're off to finish getting things together for Crop Celebration tomorrow and Saturday. Be sure to visit Emery in Metairie and Felix in Mandeville this weekend. I'm sure they'll miss me... NOT!!! They'll probably have sales while I'm not around to know about them!

Until next time, happy scrapping and stamping!


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