June 30, 2010

BoBunny Layout

This is a cute layout by Erica B. from our design team.
She used the new BoBunny papers, embellishments are by Jenni Bowlin and Sandylion.
Stickers are from SRM

Very cute layout for the 4th of July

June 28, 2010

Dereks Vacation

I decided to head to Clearwater Beach for the weekend with my friends Lisa and Mark and I thought it would be cool to show you some of my photos

SCORE! Check out the view! I sweet talked my way at check in to a balcony room with a fantastic view. Mark was jealous, I felt kind of bad.

Lying in waiting for the Today show to start

Watching the Today show with Taylor Lautner
Who has better Abs? Me or Taylor?

Me and My Peeps
Do you think Matt Lauer will have me on the show soon?

Getting that first cup of coffee
Drinking my coffee. What a view from the Balcony.
I can just imagine Mark grumbling, they got an inside view :(
Be smart - use sun screen!

Catching some rays and working on my perfect tan

Collecting some shells for the store

I allowed a cute little toddler girl to bury me

..the not so sweet girl buried me and ditched me.
Leaving me with sand in my, well you get the picture!
I have decided to read the Twilight series before Michelle has her big Eclipse event on July 11th. So far so good!

Chillin on the beach. Hmm better check the weather the sky is not looking so great

Tracking the Storm

Updating the Facebook Page for Michelle
Mark has the corkscrew in the car and I am trying hard to get into the bottle!
Well I am heading back to work tomorrow.
Better get some sleep, see you soon, Derek!

P.S. If you want to see some more photos from my vacation check out the stores Facebook Page

June 27, 2010

Family Genealogy Classes

Monday July 5th is the third class in a series of classes about discovering your Family History also known as Genealogy.

Are you curious about your ancestors, who they are and where they came from?
Not sure how to get started?
Not sure what is fact and what is a family story?

These classes are being taught by an Accredited Genealogist, and they will show you how to start research into your own Family History.

You will gain valuable insight on how to conduct your research the correct way.

Even if you missed the first two classes it is not too late to learn how to find out about your Ancestors and where you came from. So make plans to join us Monday nights

June 26, 2010

Quilling made easy

Remember the way we used to do Quilling with the tiny paper strips and the tool? Well Provocraft has released some new dies that work in the cuttlebug (and Bigshot). Very cool. These dies make shaped strips of paper which you then use with the quilling pen.

Each Box includes a sample of the flower you will make.

Love Them



Rose / Carnation

Everything you need to cut and create a bouquet of flowers.
Kit includes 1 quilling pen, 4 cutting dies, and 10 floral wires.

June 25, 2010

Summer in July Class

Here is a Sneak Peek of a July Class

Summer in July
July 7 6:00-8:00pm

The lazy days of summer can be memorialized in this book made with red, white and blue papers and accents. This would be the perfect way to showcase that fun summer day you spent with friends.

June 24, 2010

BasicGrey Page of the Month

Here are the BasicGrey Layouts for the Page of the Month

July Layout

August Layout

Remember these are the BasicGrey way.
Soon I will show you the layout the ESS Way!

June 23, 2010

Radiant Rain Daubers are here

Creative Imaginations has teamed up with Luminarte to reconfigure Radiant Rain.

and Today we finally received the daubers.

The most gorgeous, sparkly and vibrant paint you have ever seen.

Easy, convenient dauber top lets you "paint" wherever you want.
Take off the cap and use a brush for smaller applications.
Use with regular paper, on gloss accented paper and even flocked paper. Use with masks and stencils to make your own patterned paper

This stuff rocks!!!

Cheryl Mezzetti made a sample for us when she was here and we have been impatiently waiting for them to arrive.

So come on in, have a look and grab a couple of bottles for yourself.

June 22, 2010

For all you Twilight Fans

Are you a big Twilight Fan also known as a Twihard?
The new movie Eclipse is being released June 30 and we thought it might be fun to memorialize the event.

Whether you are an Edward or a Jacob fan we have a treat for you on Sunday July 11.

But before I tell you about it I must ask: Is there anything other than an Edward Fan, I mean really. If you had to choose between the two, why would you choose Jacob? Edward is a gentleman, very loyal, a romantic, willing to die for you and well to be frank, just plain hot.
Whilst Jacob kinda smells like a wet dog.

Anyway, I digress. Come to the store on Sunday July 11th.
Have your picture taken with Edward, Jacob or all three main characters.
We will print your photo and you can make the two page layout below.

So be sure to take photos of you attending the movie Eclipse,
save your ticket stubs and memorialize it.

Choose Edward :)

All three main characters

or if you must Jacob.
(If you pick Jacob, we have stamps and letters appropriate for him)

Here is the layout you will make with the printed photo of you with your favorite character on the left, your ticket stubs will go on the right and you have spots for three movie premiere photos

I did try to get the real live characters for this event but they were booked that weekend so we had to get life sized cutouts instead.

so no drooling on them ladies, they are made of paper :)

Call the store for details or to make a reservation at 561 432-5201

June 21, 2010

New Ribbons

New beautiful Ribbon Roses from American Crafts

No words are necessary other than Yum!!!

June 20, 2010

Monkey Club Class

Join Rosemary on Tuesday night June 22 for Monkey Club.
Class is from 6:00-8:00pm

June 19, 2010

Stamp of the month

is on Friday June 25th from 2-4 or 6-8pm.
This class is perfect for either beginners or advanced stampers.
You get a free stamp as part of the class.

June 18, 2010

More Photos

from the Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Collection which is shipping this week

Love it!!

June 17, 2010

New BoBunny

is finally here!!

June 15, 2010

New from Little Yellow Bicycle

Two new collections from Little Yellow Bicycle

Pack your Bags

We’ve planned, prepared, and packed all of the best essentials for the perfect travel pages and albums. Rich in vintage style, classic travel icons, and infused with the LYB artistry you’ve come to expect,

Pack Your Bags is just the ticket!

Papers perfect for any trip

Diecut Papers

Diecut Borders
Pocket with tags


Stunning Samples!

Nothing says“summertime” like a stroll down the Boardwalk. Featuring fresh, clean colors with a splash of glitter and a kick-off-your-flipflops style, this cheerful collection has it all!

Canvas Borders
Chipboard Stickers

Diecut Borders

Diecut Paper

Wonderful Prints with a canvas texture

Some Samples for Inspiration