June 30, 2011

We have a new company coming . . .

there is a new company to the Scrapbook Industry
and I mean really new!!

introducing . . . . . .

"After many long hours and the amazing efforts of some very talented people, the brand Authentique (French for authentic) is born. Simply put: we wanted a brand of paper-crafting products that looked and felt as authentic, real, and genuine as the people who use them. We admire the discipline it takes to paper-craft and respect the heartfelt nature of the retailers and consumers in this industry. We strive to be authentic in all we do and know you will sense that in our products.

Our designs combine color and emotion to create a powerful feeling when admiring and using them. We used words like Blissful, Uncommon, and Glowing to describe some of our very first themes. We feel the emotions and feelings that create “actual memories” are more important than the events themselves and Authentique products reflect this."

- Team Authentique

We are so excited to be carrying all 4 of their brand new released collections

They will be here next week!!!!!!



and the fourth line is called Splendid

We will of course, tweet, blog and facebook when it arrives.

June 29, 2011

Magnolia Club

It's time for our Monthly Magnolia Meeting.
Join us on Sunday July 3rd at 1:00pm to make this tag

There is no charge for the Magnolia Club but please bring adhesive, scissors and markers or pencils.

Also bring some cards/altered items you have made using the Magnolia Stamps
to show the rest of the group.

Hope to see you there.
If you can RSVP that you will be attending it will help with the Make n Take preparation

June 28, 2011

CHA Sneak Peeks #1

Can you believe it is almost time for me to head to the Summer CHA show.

It seems like I just got back from CHA in January.

June is almost over and I am still trying to figure out where December 2010 went :) Sigh . . .


Manufacturers are starting to put out some Sneak Peaks of new collections and I wanted to share with you a couple from Little Yellow Bicycle

They have a new Sports Collection

and a new School Collection

I have been looking for new School and Sport lines and
these look FABULOUS so we will be ordering them

Talking about new stuff.

There is BRAND NEW company to the Scrapbook Industry.

They have released FOUR collections,
we have already ORDERED them,
they have SHIPPED
they will be ARRIVING next week at the STORE.

Will let you know more later!

June 27, 2011

New from Fancy Pants

We have the new Beach Babe and Beach Bum from Fancy Pants in the store.

I love these lines, so perfect for us in Florida

June 26, 2011

New Stamps from Inky Antics

We got the cutest new stamps in from Inky Antics.

If you love Marshmallows these are for you.

Cute ideas for inexpensive gifts
Think Teachers, Hair Stylist, Nail Techs, your kids teams or friends. . . . .

Very cute designs. . . .
Think I will go make myself a Smore's!!!

June 25, 2011

New Pet Collection

We received the cutest pet collection called Friends Furever

Perfect for the furry cat or dog in your life

There are a lot of pieces in this line so here are a few of them

My sister has one of those hairless dogs.
I would do a layout to inspire you but I think it would frighten you instead
if I used those photos :)

June 24, 2011

Altered Tag Make n Take

Here is the Tag Make n Take for tomorrow.
Come in anytime between 11:00am - 1:00pm and we will make this tag for just $2

We will be using some Grunge board, Tim Holtz stamps and colorwash

June 23, 2011

Ingvild Bolme

We have the opportunity to have Ingvild Bolme come teach at our store at the end of July.

Ingvild is an accomplished artist who resides in Norway. She has had over 100 works published in several magazines across Europe and Canada. She has also been a featured artist on many blogs and design teams. She was the winner of the Norwegian Championship in Scrapbooking in 2007 and has been a member of Prima's Design Team since 2008. Her one of a kind style is so rich, detailed and romantic. It is just bursting with inspiration. She will be in the USA for the first time to attend CHA in Chicago and Prima have asked us if we would like to have her teach here Sunday July 31st. The kits for these classes are loaded with products.

Photo Frame and Journal $60
July 31st

In this class we will make a standing photo frame filled with layers, embellishments and techniques. Each student will borrow a brand new tool kit during the class to do several distressing techniques.

We will also get a start on a second project which is a Journal.

Memories Layout $55
July 31st
We will make a layout with several layers and lots of details and techniques. Each student will borrow a tool kit from her latest release, and you will do several distressing and embellishing techniques with these brand new tools.

Call the store and let us know if you are interested in taking these special classes as we have to get back to Prima to confirm.

June 22, 2011

Class for next week

I just got photos of Tamara's classes for next week.

omg, I love them!

First we have her June Paper Piecing class on Tuesday June 28th at 6:00pm
So darling for those July layouts

then we have her Season of Cards class on June 30th at 6:00pm
Love that bear card!!!

she is definitely very talented.
We will see if we can get her to teach more classes :)

June 21, 2011

We are so excited

to announce that Cheryl Mezzetti is coming back to teach at our store in August.

I wanted to give you a sneak peek at two of the classes she will be doing

Easel Album
Seaside Escape

I will be posting the third album soon . . .

Mark your calendars for August 20th and 21st

June 20, 2011

A revolutionary new tool

okay so I wanted to shout this from the rooftops.

During our Flower Tag Make n Take on Saturday we had an accident and made a discovery.

A discovery so revolutionary, so innovative that I could not wait to share it with you.

We have invented a new tool!!


One that you can use anywhere, in an airplane, in your car, in a class, on the beach, at a restaurant, in the shower, at work, in your pajamas, absolutely anywhere.

We took an action shot so you could see it working.

So without further ado . . .

I would like to introduce this revolutionary glue dispenser that we now have at the store. . . .

We will be filing a patent application tomorrow :)

June 19, 2011

Playing around

I had a few minutes to play on Friday night and I was experimenting with Ranger Color wash and a Crafters Workshop Template on some tags

Here is another batch

These two are my favorites.
I tried to get a close up of this one but the camera just can't get the depth in the details
there are about 6 layers in this one
Ask us to show them to you when you are next in the store.

. . . . . . . . tomorrow we will be debuting a revolutionary new tool
we invented at the store today.

You are going to love it and the price tag is unbelievable

June 18, 2011

BoBunny Mini Book

Today I wanted to show you this absolutely adorable mini album
made by one of our customers Carolyn H.

She used BoBunny papers and Prima Flowers
This is her FIRST mini album!!

Look at the way she has used ribbon as her pocket

Align CenterThe butterfly wings become the pocket on this page
A cute little mini book inside the pocket

Hidden tag inside a pocket

Stunning and so hard to believe this is her first mini album
Way to go Carolyn