March 31, 2011

As most of you know

I {heart} Grey's Anatomy. Well specifically I love Derek Shepard on Grey's Anatomy. So much so, that I hired Derek at great expense to work at the store in between filming for Grey's Anatomy.

I love him that much. Seriously tho, who would not want to work with that!!


I usually don't teach at the store on Thursday nights during the show season so I can be home in plenty of time to watch the show.

Last night was the musical episode. I don't do musicals. If I wanted to watch a musical I would watch Glee or American Idol. Which I don't. As I said I don't like musicals.

Well I did like Phantom of the Opera. The one I saw at Her Majesty's Theatre in London not the one I saw in Orlando. But that is not a musical it is an Opera :)

So to recap: for the most part I don't like musical's or Opera's. But I love Grey's and I watched last night.

Now for some reason, friends and family think it is funny to text or call me during the show. I don't answer the phone but I will read and answer texts during commercials. only during commercials. Last night I texted Rosemary to see if she was watching . She has that Tivo thing so she starts watching it later than I do. She misses the commercials. I don't. Cos, I don't have that Tivo thing. but, I get to laugh at that Pig commercial the one where he goes "whee whee whee" all the way home. that commercial makes me giggle. poor Rosemary hasn't seen it.

the show was awful, just awful. I texted Rosemary that it was awful and I was just hoping that Derek was not going to sing cos if he was, I was turning it off. she thought the same thing.

A bit further into the show our text messages go like this:

Me. Oh, my gosh, I hate it, please shoot me, shoot me now.
Rosemary: I can't I'm too busy slitting my wrists.

Show comes back on I go back to watching it. Commercials, I can now text again.

Me. wtf they just ruined the best Grey's Anatomy song ever for me. It is dead to me now, dead!
Rosemary: what happened I paused it? (that Tivo thing again)
Me. Don't watch, save yourself, it's too late for me!
Rosemary: You are such a Drama Queen!

Now that's hurtful, just plain mean. I am already down and she just kicked me. Seriously!

ahh, that show just jumped the shark! ( i don't really know what that means but, it seems like an appropriate comment)

Guess tomorrow I will be in the mood to make Sympathy Card Samples for the store. Which will be easier because we have some nice stamps from Impression Obsession, Northwoods and Penny Black.

But now, I am going to bed to wallow in my misery!

P.S. I just googled "Jump the Shark"" and it means "Jumping the shark is a widely used idiom – first employed to describe a moment in the evolution of a television show, characterized by absurdity, when a particular show abandons its core premises and begins a decline in quality that is beyond recovery"

Good Night all.

March 30, 2011

Wanna do a cool Make n Take?

This is our Altered Tag Make n Take for April.
Join us on Saturday anytime between 2:00 and 4:00pm and make this very cool tag for just $2.00

We will be using one of the latest Tim Holtz Sizzix dies as well as his Distress Inks.

March 29, 2011

New Inky Antics Stamps

These stamps are cute and the cards are so darling!
My favorite is the Camel Stamp!

We also got all the Honeycomb Paper and Honey Pop Stamps back in stock.
(Ok I am done with all the exclamation points, I think)

March 28, 2011

Tim Holtz Sizzix Dies are here

We got a shipment of Tim Holtz Sizzix Dies, yeah
Our Shipment included the following:

Texture Fades - Clocks and Steampunk

Artful Muse Texture Trades

Weathered Clock

Umbrella Man

Tattered Banners
Mini Crown and Fleur Set

Mini Hearts

March 27, 2011

New Spellbinders arriving tomorrow.

The Spellbinders shipment is due to arrive tomorrow.
All the dies released at the Winter Trade Show will be in stock including those pictured below.

Looks like it will be a die cutting wonderful week as we are also expecting
Quickutz and new Tim Holtz Sizzix release

March 26, 2011

Beginning Scrapbooking

For those of you wanting to start Scrapbooking we have added a beginners class to the calendar. Plan on joining us on April 10th


Not sure how to get started with your scrapbook. Let Tamara show you how to unravel the mystery of this wonderful hobby. Learn how to use tools, match your photos to the paper and pick your embellishments. Leave with a completed layout and the confidence to continue on your own.

March 25, 2011

New from Tim Holtz

We received all the new Tim Holtz Ideaology product
including all the stuff pictured below

You see it at the show, you get excited and then
you have to wait :(
Well the wait is finally over and it is here!!!!

March 24, 2011

Save the Date

Save the Date - National Scrapbook Day

Make plans to join us for National Scrapbook Day. Saturday May 7th

We will have a number of activities including
Crop from 10:00am to Midnight on Saturday which will include dinner and Make n Takes.
Cost: $30

Can't crop with us don't worry we will have other activities going on including Games, Demos, Make n Takes, Free Gift with Purchase, Free Laughter and much more.
Our events are the best.
Details to follow

March 23, 2011

BasicGrey Page of the Month

This is the layout for the April BasicGrey Page of the Month. Using the Hello Luscious Collection it is bright and cheery. This is the BasicGrey way and I will show you sometime next week the ESS way. We will meet on the third Saturday of April.

If you are not sure what the BasicGrey Page of the month is here are the details.

Each month you will receive a kit filled with the latest BasicGrey supplies to create a double-page layout. and you have three options:

1. Get the kit with a full set of color instructions and photos of the completed layout for you to copy the Basic Grey Style.

2. Come to our class at no additional cost where we take the exact same kit and make a completely different layout for you to do it our way.

3. You can take the kit and do whatever you like with it.
You can create your own layout, make cards, altered art or even home decor items.
Whatever you can dream up.

Any of the options still make this the perfect way to catch up on your scrapbooking.
Give us a call and guarantee that you get a kit each month

March 22, 2011

Coming in April

Here are the samples for next months Stamp of the Month Class from Great Impressions,
Perfect Spring and Mothers Day Cards.

Plan on joining us on Friday April 8th

March 21, 2011

New Collection

We received the latest collection from We R Memory Keepers today.

Tres Elegant
Lots of papers and embellishments in Peach, soft Pinks and Browns

Here are a few of the pieces

Lovely vintage looking Cameos

An Easy Page Kit - ideal to catch up on your scrapbooking
Lovely 2 sided lace paper!
A sampling of the papers from this collection, some of them are flocked

Chipboard Words


March 20, 2011

More new stamps

but this time they are from Impression Obsession

These samples are perfect for those of us living in Florida and teal, this is the perfect color.

March 19, 2011

New from Penny Black

We got new stamps from Penny Black today.
The samples are so stunning up close.
Lovely deep jewel tones.

March 18, 2011

Flower Make n Take

Join us between 2:00-5:00pm tomorrow (Saturday) and make this shimmery flower tag
for just $2.00
We will be using Twinkling H2O's and the new Ranger Dabbers.
Add some shimmer to your life :)

March 17, 2011

You may have noticed

that Fred and Derek have been missing from the Blog lately.

Well there has been some friction between the two of them.

Friction of the alpha male variety.

The arguments were getting to be too frequent and quite frankly all that bickering was just, well plain annoying.

So Fred took a vacation and we have had Derek working in the back office filing, following up on deliveries, placing reorders etc. Anywhere and anything to keep him away from the customers.

I mean seriously we are a Scrapbook, Stamp and Paper Arts store not a testosterone factory.

Well on his vacation Fred met someone and he seems to be in a much better mood lately. He even came into work last week and apologized to Derek.

So Derek and Fred went out for drinks the other night and Fred introduced Derek to his girlfriend Francoise.

Derek was nice enough to take a photo of Fred and Francoise on the beach in the moonlight.

Fred asked Francoise to go steady.
Isn't that sweet, he sprinkled Rose Petals on the sand.
Bunny Love
It just makes your heart sing doesn't it.

Now the only problem is that Derek is in a bad mood cos apparently he hasn't been lucky with the ladies lately!!!

Can't live with them and you get into trouble if you shoot them

March 16, 2011

Cool Beans

Rosemary was making fun of me using the word "more" so the title of this post is now cool beans. Although the post has nothing to do with beans but Bazzill Vellum, Luminarte and other stuff (which was the more)

Look at this board we now have in the store. We took some of the Bazzill Vellum I mentioned on March 2nd and colored it with various mediums. This stuff takes inks, stains and Luminarte so well. Some make it a little crinkly but can be flattened quite easily and I like the effect.

My favorites are the Radiant Rain by Luminarte , the Liquid Metal and the Tim Holtz Distress Stains.

Next time you are in the store take a look at the board and get a little inspiration

March 15, 2011

Tim Holtz Distress Stains

We just received the new Distress Stains by Tim Holtz and Ranger

Distress Stains are available in 12 shades.

Distress Stains are fluid water-based dyes for papers and other porous surfaces. They come with a built-in spring-loaded dabber top, which makes them perfect for quick and easy ink coverage of backgrounds and larger areas.

Best of all, Distress Stains are so versatile: you can mist them with water to achieve mottled effects, or you can layer them for more vibrant, saturated areas of color!