January 30, 2011

Some quick photos

I am leaving in five minutes to go back to the show but thought I would share some more photos

These three are from the Maya Road booth

They have the sewing chipboard embellishments in a medium size now as well as tiny wooden spools. Yeah
Basic Grey

I won $100 at the Quickutz booth.
(Probably cos I ordered lots of cool stuff)
P.S. Our Quickutz rep Hayden, is probably coming to do an event at our store later this year and Ladies he is so sweet!!!
Prima - they have new metals - Love them

Well, I have to run - Got more buying to do! See you later

January 29, 2011

Lots of Inspiration

Today was the first day of the Trade Show and everywhere I looked there was beautiful inspiration. I spent the day wandering the show and I got lots of photos, ordered lots of beautiful product and met with some of the wonderful manufacturers

Here are a few photos from my day.

The Ranger Booth

Look how this new Tim Die was used on this card.
It really looks like wood paneling
(yes we ordered all the dies)

Diecuts with a View had this Model Runway set up in their booth and these amazing dresses are all made from PAPER!

This one was my favorite.
Not only the design and detail but the colors just popped.

A photo of all three, these dresses were just stunning and the details were amazing.
I am going to have to find out who these artists are.
Some layouts that I thought were great.
It is a shame that you can't see all the glitter

Of course I ordered a whole bunch of fun stuff and I am going to order more tomorrow.

Sorry I could only upload a few photos. The miles I walked today, the freezing weather and all the orders I placed have left me exhausted and I need some sleep before I do it all again.

January 28, 2011

Guess what I did in LA

On Wednesday I spent the day with Tim Holtz taking a class that lasted from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
How lucky am I!

Here are all the techniques on tags

and yesterday I spend a private day with some of the vendors and have already placed 20 orders for some very cool and exciting stuff. The show does not even start till tomorrow.

I have no idea what the temperature is here in California but i can't seem to warm up. Good job on Wednesday I spent the day pounding, inking and stamping up a frenzy with some of the latest Tim Stamps, Tim Sizzix Diecuts and newest Ranger Stuff. It took my mind of the frostbite in my toes.

P.S. Did I mention that on Wednesday I spent the day with Tim?

January 27, 2011

I am in Los Angeles

I left the store Tuesday to fly to LA for an event that starts right before CHA (the trade show)
I had to get a connection in Atlanta and the flight was late getting in. Luckily I had my own personal satellite system directing me to what gate I was getting to and what gate I had to go to for the next flight.

I made it to the gate, my luggage did not

I arrived at 3:00am Florida time. My Luggage did not!

Good Times People
Good Times

January 25, 2011

Wanna see some very cool cards?

We have some new stamps and HoneyComb paper in stock.
The stamps are made to go with this amazing paper product,
(although you can use them separately as well)

Here is a photo of the board showing the front of the cards

and here are the insides of the cards
they are 3 dimensional, pop up and so easy to do.
In fact you won't believe how easy they are to do

Pretty amazing stuff!!!
Come on in and see them for yourself

January 24, 2011

Coming soon from Creative Imaginations

From Christine Adolph the new Sakura Collection

There is one word to describe this collection: Stunning!!!

January 21, 2011

Magnolia Class

This is the Paper Lantern that we will be making in the Magnolia Card Class on Sunday. Add a battery operated Tea Light and illuminate your life :)

January 20, 2011

Graphic 45 sneak peek

Graphic 45 - one of my favorite companies.
Time and time again they outdo themselves with their vintage eclectic designs.

Curtain Call
Take your seat center stage for the classiest show in town! Ladies and Gentleman, we are proud to introduce “Curtain Call,” an elegant paper collection that harkens back to the golden age of entertainment. Inspired by the birth of jazz, lavish stage shows, and the silent film era, this razzle-dazzle paper collection will have you swinging! Soft creams and striking black colors give this collection an authenticity of old Hollywood. Immerse your imagination in the glitz and glamour of times gone by. With “Curtain Call” all of your crafts will get top billing!

Le Cirque

Step right up and let the grandeur of the Big Top captivate you with child-like delight! Introducing “Le Cirque,” the newest and most fabulously fun paper collection around. It’s a dazzling showcase of vivid color and stunning imagery unlike any other! Inspired by classic circus images from the early 20th century, “Le Cirque” will inspire your imagination to take flight like a trapeze artist gliding through the air. This whimsical collection features a full spectrum of spectacular color including: cerulean blues, weathered reds, verdant greens, sunny yellows, supported by rich blacks and antique cream and ivory. Let “Le Cirque” turn all your creations into the greatest show on earth!

January 19, 2011

The last of the Spellbinders images

Ok, these are the last of the Spellbinders images from their new-to-be-released collection. Again there are a few on here I must have or I will die!!

January 18, 2011

Don't miss out ! the Quickutz Club is starting up again

The Quickutz Club Starts up again this Thursday January 20th from 11:00am to 12:00pm or 6:00-7:00pm. Although we have the class scheduled for an hour these classes are designed to be no longer than 30 minutes. A great way to fit in a quick class, catch up on your scrapbooking or cardmaking and get a die that can be used over and over again.

Don't forget that the Quickutz dies can be used in your Bigshot, Cuttlebug, Wizard or Epic 6
If the times don't work for you we can also put together a class kit and you can work on it at your convenience.

The cost for the layout is $20 and the card is $15 . (that price includes the die)
See below for a chance to save money

If you want to save money then take advantage of the six month membership

Basic Membership: As part of the membership each month you receive a free Quickutz die and will make a card, tag, or an ATC with it. Membership Cost $60

Scrapbook Membership: receive a free Quickutz die every month and we will make a Scrapbook page with the die. Membership Cost $90

Even more Spellbinders

omg, I am in love love love with all these dies and these are on my must have list :) What do you think? Let us know :)

January 17, 2011

Some more Spellbinders Images

Love these Pennant Dies. I can see quite a few different ideas for these dies.

Nested Pennants

Lacey Pennants

This one is a must have!

Blossoms 3

Manufacturers are starting to release details of their releases for CHA. For you huge Tim Holtz Fans please go and check his blog. http://www.timholtz.typepad.com. He is putting up previews everyday. We are of course ordering all the dies from Sizzix. Call or send us an email to let us know which ones you want so as soon as they arrive you will be one of the first in our area to get his dies

January 14, 2011

To die for...

Yep, the puns just get worse but luckily the quality of the new Spellbinders dies make up for it. Another sneak peek. I can see lots and lots and lots of uses for this lattice rectangle.

These are just a couple more of the legion that will be available after the CHA show in a couple of weeks.

I like the Victorian flavor of these elegant posts.  I think I can use these to add a baroque feel too.  Can't wait to get my hands on them!

January 13, 2011

Spellbinders: Are they here yet?

No,  but Spellbinders will be releasing a whole new line of dies at the CHA show in a couple of weeks. They are only just starting to reveal the details. I've already got a couple of great ideas for these.

So get your thinking caps on AND check back tomorrow for another advance viewing of the new line!

January 12, 2011


There are still places available in tomorrows Spellbinders class (6PM->8PM). Call or email for details and get a head start on a Valentine!

Also keep an eye on the blog as we will begin revealing the new line of spellbinders dies that are going to be released at the CHA show in a couple of weeks. We've had a sneak preview and as they say, some of them really are to die for (Too corny?).

January 9, 2011

The Earth Laughs in Flowers

So says Ralph Waldo Emerson anyway and I guess he has a point. Here at ESS we "laugh while making flowers". Which we prefer, we think you will too!

And to underline the point you can experience it for yourself by coming along to do your new $2 Flower Make 'n Take on January the 15th. They'll be out between 1PM and 4PM.

January 8, 2011

NEW Ketchup Club Sample

This beauty is what we'll be working on in the class on January 11th.

Don't forget your photographs!