Monday, August 31, 2009

Pandas In Love

Hi Everyone!
Can you believe its September already! Jeez, where did the summer go? Well, now that it's officially fall, its time for our spring/fall cleaning sale! Time to clean out all your craft items that you don't want or need anymore... remember your trash might be someone else's treasure! Who knows, you might find something at the sale yourself! For more information, contact the store.
Speaking of treasures... don't you just love this panda stamp? Its by Inkadinkado and comes in a set with other asian themed stamps. Jenny cut a heart using the Spellbinders set on Doodlebug glitter paper.
Speaking of Spellbinders... some of the new releases are in the store now! Quantities are very limited, so hurry in soon.
Supplies used:
Panda stamp- Inkadinkado
Love You sentiment- TPC
Heart die- Spellbinders
Glitter paper- Doodlebug Designs
Washi paper- Hanko designs

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Hero Arts Arrived!

Have you been waiting for the new Hero Arts releases? Your wait is over cause they're here! Look at all the new goodies that arrived! Perfect timing to get an early start on all those holiday projects!!
First up are these cute Snow Dolls (its the Japanese Dolls dressed in their winter attire!) and cute new angels sets. Also shown are more sentiments... Hooray!
Here we have clear stamps that are sold in sets of 4. Each stamp comes with crystals accents. I just love the Halloween set!
Pictured here are some of the other stamps that came in, including their new clings line. These new clings are the best of both worlds... they mount on an acrylic block so you know exactly where to position your stamp (similar to clear stamps), with the same great results you get from deep cut rubber!
Finally, we wanted to feature some of the new Christmas papers we got in.
We also received some re-orders of the more popular Hero Arts sets including cupcakes, Happy Birthday set and Sending Happy Thoughts. Come and visit us soon for best selection.

Going Green

Hi Everyone,
Hope you are having a good week so far! Today we have this gift bag made out of a plain old paper bag and a matching card. Donna decided to give some gifts to her friends and needed something to wrap them in, so she used these paper bags as her base.

For the card, Donna used the new Megan stamp by The Greeting Farm. Don't you just love her curly hair?

She also used the Fly Away stamp set to make her bag. The piggy is hiding behind the cloud. Speaking of the cloud.. Donna made the cloud by using the top half of the cupcake die! What a great idea, I'll have to remember that next time I make clouds.

Here the piggy is popping out from behind the clouds to say hi!

Have a great week!

Monday, August 24, 2009

New Arrivals!

Happy Monday Everyone!

We have been busy unpacking and stocking the store with new items that have arrived recently. Here are some of our new arrivals:

Check out the new Dew Drop colors!! Yes, we went a little Dew Drop crazy. The last shipment we received flew out the door so quickly, so if you've been waiting for new colors, you'd better come in soon for the best selection.

We also received some new flowers for your embellishment needs. Check out the pretty new colors!

Also in stock are Martha Stewart border punches.

We've added some new Cuttlebug Folders to our stock- these are great for holiday card makers!

We also brought in these popular paper bags, which are the perfect size for treat bag projects.

Not featured here are new clear stamp sets by Inkadinkado and TPC studio, papers by Reminisce, Bo-Bunny, Doodlebug, back in stock glitter paper and more! We also brought in some tools like sponge daubers, momento ink pads (large and small sized), tweezers, Spellbinders, and more COPICS!! There are much more items that we haven't listed here, so to see everything, you'll have to stop on in. Hope to see you soon!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hello Kitty Double Slider Invitation

Hi Everyone! Hope everyone is having a nice and relaxing long weekend! Just wanted to share a project that was made by one of our regular customers, Lee Ann. She took our Double Slider Card class and decided to make these cute invitations using that technique. The photo above shows the invitation when its closed.

Here is what it looks like when its opened!

What an awesome project! Thank you Lee Ann for sharing this with us!

Also, another shipment has arrived with lots of NEW stuff! We'll post more on this soon- if you can't wait... stop by the store soon for best selection.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Cool Stuff From Our Customer!

We just love getting stuff from our customers! Karen Inouye has been very busy! Look at all the stuff she dropped off at the store! Thank you Karen for sharing all of your creations with us.

This is actually a cover for a pack of gum!

Yum... Chocolate!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Are you expecting a bundle of joy anytime soon? Planning a baby shower for a special someone? Check out these cute ideas using the baby Sizzix XL dies! Here Michele and Donna made sets of the baby carriage, baby bottle and invitation fit for boys or girls!

Pink set supplies:
Invitation, baby carriage and bottle dies- Sizzix
DP- Doodlebug Designs
Cardstock- Bazzil
Flowers, crystals and pearls- Hero Arts
Blue set supplies:
Same as Pink set supplies except DP- Reminisce
Don't forget! All Sizzix dies are buy one get one free with your coupon this week! Hurry in for best selection!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

August Rockin Blog Candy Winner!

Bet you thought we forgot to post the winner of the August Rockin Blog Candy Winner! Well we didn't! Here it is......

Denise who wrote...
Thanks for giving us the chance to win this awesome blog candy! My favorite crafting thing would be my nesties & cuttlebaug.

Congratulations Denise! Please stop by the store or call/email us to make arrangements. (see sidebar for more info)

Thank you to all of you who left us comments. We appreciate all of you who took the time to enter. Check back soon for another opportunity to win!

Hello Kitty Mobile

These Summer Hello Kitty Sizzix dies are so sassy! Jenny made this mobile using all of the Hello Kitty summer dies, which feature her in her cutest bathing suits and beach accessories! To embellish the mobile, she used pink beads and black and white poka dot ribbon for accents. Come and see this for yourself at the store!

Remember, all Sizzix dies are buy 1 get 1 free with your coupon from 8/17-8/22. Don't miss out on this great deal! See coupon for more details.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Copic Shoes!

Look what else you can create with your Copics! Robert Bennett a Tattoo Artist at from our neighbor store, Sin City found out you can use Copic Markers on Canvas Shoes...look at his cool artwork and fantastic Copic color choices! (These Shoes were plain White)
Here's a closer look... Isn't it cool that the design carries over to the next shoe?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Hello-Go-Round Creamsicles

Ugh! It's been so hot since the storm that was supposed to come didn't! These creamsicle cards are the perfect way to get us to think cool thoughts. Debi used the Hello-Go-Round Greeting Farm stamp set to accent these cute creamsicle cards! Each one is a different color and holds a different corresponding greeting.

Don't forget to leave a comment on our blog candy post!

August Rockin Blog Candy!

It's been awhile since we gave away some candy just for the heck of it... So we decided to give away some ROCKIN Blog Candy! Here's all you have to do...
1. Become a follower if you are not already.
2. Post a comment on this post about what is your favorite paper crafting product and why- i.e. Sizzix dies, Spellbinders, Anya Stamps, etc.... Deadline to post is midnight Sunday, August 16th (i.e. Saturday night) H.S.T.
That's it! If your name is randomly selected... you will receive the following items:
- Rockstar Anya
- Pink Metallic Dew Drops
- Red Mizuhiki
- "You are the best" stamp
- Music themed brads
Good Luck! We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Fairy Enchanting!

Tracy used her favorite DCWV paper (hurry if you want this paper, cause once its gone- its gone!) for this card featuring Tink fairy from the Greeting Farm fairy collection. This green and peacock blue color combo is to die for. She also used the new paper shapers butterfly punch. I just love how it punches out the butterfly's antenna!

Supplies used:
Fairy Tink- The Greeting Farm
Scallop Oval dies- Spellbinders
Flowers and crystals- Hero Arts
Carstock- Bazzil
Butterfly punch- Paper shapers

Don't forget, the Greeting Farm stamps are on coupon this coming week! Coupon does not apply to new releases, but the rest of them are 40% off!

Speaking of new releases... we just received a new shipment in on Friday. Lookie at what arrived!
The new Miss Anyas Dressy set....

Hello Go Round- perfect to use with your Spellbinder dies!

The new Spooktacular Halloween set (can't wait to use this one!)
And new single Anyas just in... Birthday Anya, Wild Sprouts Megan, and Navajo Anya.
Hmmm... are you getting hungry for some candy? Stay tuned.. we'll be posting some ROCKIN blog candy soon!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Chinese Kids Thank You Card Gift Set

Ever consider giving your cards to someone as the actual gift? Many times we focus on making a card to accompany a gift, but why not make cards to give as the gift? People reallly appreciate handmade cards, so a box of cards would be a delight to anyone.

Here, Jenny used two sets of Hero Arts stamps featuring these cute Chinese kids! This is a great way to utilize ALL of the stamps in your sets! Because they are in a "set" they often coordinate well together and takes the guess work out of putting together a set of cards.

This set in particular are all thank you notes, but you could make them any type of card you want. The other great thing about making a set of cards is that you can keep the designs simple. The receiver will be "wow'd" anyway since they are getting so many cards!

Jenny used several of the Hero Arts clear sentiment stamp sets for all the "Thank Yous" found throughout the cards. These sets are great for adding the right sentiment to your cards. Plus they are clear, so you can position them precisely where you want it to go!

Can't forget the boy!

Finally, Jenny packaged all the cards in a box. She added the band so that the cover would not come off and to give it a decorative accent. You can't tell from the photo, but she also stamped on the box lid using the Versamark ink pad to create a watermark. Stop by the store to see this sample up close.

Supplies used:
Chinese kid stamp sets- Hero Arts
Thank You sentiments- Hero Arts
Markers- Copics
Crystals- Hero Arts
Flower, oval, and scallop oval dies- Spellbinders
Washi paper- Hanko
Cardstock- Bazzil

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New Arrivals and A2 Envelope Die Special!

Hi Everyone! Just wanted to let everyone know about some of the new stuff we got in recently, and to tell you about the A2 Envelope Die Special Coupon for members.
Donna made this adorable card with matching envelope using the Sizzix A2 XL Envelope die. This die allows you to create custom envelopes to match your card creations! The special coupon will allow you to purchase this die at an extra special price... Only $14.99 with your coupon! If you are not a member yet, please contact the store for more details. You will save more than enough on the die to pay for your membership- plus you will get other valuable coupons!

Here's a close up of the envelope... Do you see the butterflies? They are new punches in stock. Just love the fact that these butterflies include their antenna! Donna used this new double sided paper by SEI. I can't decide which side I like better! Good to know you can use both!
Donna also used the new Butterfly Wishes sentiment stamps by The Greeting Farm. It matches perfectly with these butterfly punches.

Also new in stock are DoubleMates cardstock. They are solid colored cardstock in different gradients of the same color. So when you buy the green pack, you get two different greens to choose from! Come in to see the selection of colors.

Also new in stock are Prisma White and Prisma Ivory paper packs. These papers are recommended for use with Copics.

There are so new papers in by Bo Bunny's new Mango Luau series papers. These are great for tropical type layouts and cards. You might recognize these papers from Tracy's pop up card in the Greeting Farm Anyaversary Blog Hop.

Shown here are a sampling of the newest double sided papers. Companies include- Best Creation Inc., ANW Crestwood, SEI, etc.

New 8 1/2 x 11" mulberry paper in off white, yellow, pink, red, blue, brown and dark gray. These are great for cardmakers! Also shown here the mulberry flowers in purple and white. The white set is useful with the sprays so you can customize the color of your flowers to match your project!

Here are the newest glitter papers by Best Creations that we got in a couple of weeks ago. They come in some new colors featured here AND the great news is that you won't see as much glitter all over your work area (or you for that matter).

New Copic colors are also in, and also some popular refills. Don't forget to ask for the syringe and extra nibs when buying the refills! They are going really fast, so come in soon if you have been waiting for them.
Finally, we have obtained permission to carry a custom volcano album which was only exclusive to Kona Scrapbooks in the past! Thank you to Kona Scrapbooks for allowing us to carry this exclusive album!

Come in and check out all this new stuff and some of our new samples in store! See you soon!