Sunday, September 27, 2009

Bo Bunny Sketch Challenge!

Good Afternoon dear friends!  I thought I would post a picture of the layout that I was working on last night at the crop.

This layout was inspired by the 2 page sketch challenge up on BoBunny's Blog.  You don't see 2 page sketches too often, so I had to take the opportunity to participate!  I just love BoBunny, and their creative team of designers.

I apologize for the color and clarity in this photo... the battery in my camera is about to give out, so the picture quality is terrible.  I think you get the idea.

These pictures were so fun and bright that "Popsicle" worked perfectly.  With so much color and action going on, I felt that "LESS" was "MORE" for this design.  I'm not sure that I will leave the journalling where it is... I only attached it with temporary adhesive.  Can you tell I'm "all about the circles" lately.  I'm still scrappin' with them.

That's it for now!  Thanks for stopping by.


"Mommy and Me" Crop - October 17

As promised, here is a picture of the designer layout created by Sandra that will be created by our "Mommy & Me" Croppers.

Our class is now full... but if you are still interested, you may still call the store to be placed on our "waiting list" in the event of a cancellation.

We had a great time at the crop tonight!  Some of our highlights:  Cheryl complete the most pages, again and Theresa listed the most words that you could make out of the word "scrapbook". 

Our area's Professional Photographer and Graphic Designer, owner of Simply J Designs ,was in to crop tonight.  Jackie was one of our first croppers when we opened our doors.  I know how busy she has been with portraits, so it was so nice to see her scrappin' this evening.  Jackie shared some great tips on digital photo enhancement and mentioned some great sites to shop for digital scrapbook downloads.  (I'm trying to get her to teach a digital scrapbooking class {wink} for us {waving to Jackie}.)  I must admit, I am now a fan of Sweet Shoppe Designs!  OMG, you've got to check out these amazing digital scapbook designers!  I gotta have the halloween and fall kits!  You can visit Jackie's website and blog by clicking her logo on the left.  Her photography is "simply" AMAZING!

Looks like Friday night crops are a go starting mid October.  We have more than enough people interested.  We will continue to host our Saturday Night Crops... 2 times a month. I'll be updating our schedule later this weekend.

That is all for this evening.
Thanks for visiting.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Mailing List sign up, and other tid bits...

First, I finally got our mailing list sign up form done and added it to the website.  Our email marketing solution is through iContact.  I'll tell ya, I *thought* I was computer savvy... but it took me hours to get it all figured out.  I'm sure I'll be tweeking it a bit.  You can sign up HERE to receive our emails.  I'll be sending out promotional codes, sales events info, coupons, tips, project ideas, you know the routine.  Of course, most of the promo codes and coupons will be exclusive to our mailing list subscribers, so you won't want to miss out on some great savings.  Don't worry, I won't flood your inbox with junk!  I promise.  I can bearly keep up with this blog, or even find the time to play with paper.  I DO hope to send out an email once a week... but I expect it will be more like every other week to start- just being honest... we know my time is consumed :).  I added a special feature so that I can filter our online shoppers and our local store shoppers... I doubt any of our customers in Canada or California would want to come in for a crop or class... but then again, you never know.

Second... Our October Mommy & Me Crop is almost filled.  The layout Sandra created for this event is simply adorable!  Call the store and reserve your spot soon.  I'll post a picture of the project tomorrow... my camera wasn't charged tonight to take a pic for you. 

Third... FINALLY got some new 3-ring Albums in stock. Not all of them, but we have a good color selection back. After being on back order for so long, I am VERY thankful some of them arrived.  I'm still waiting on page protector (over 6 weeks waiting!)  I'll post as soon as we get them.

Finally, our 1 year anniversary is fast approaching.  We officially opened our doors in October 2008!  I can't believe a year has gone by already!  WOW!  October is going to be full of fun surprises... and of course some great sales!  Find out what's going on by joining the mailing list.

That's it for tonight.  As always, thank you "beary" much for swinging by.

OH, I forgot to add... Copic Sketch Stamp Markers in!  Earth Tones & Pastels have arrived... Brights are on the way.  There are 12 markers per set.  I'll be playing with them this weekend at the Crop and I'll have them listed on the site too.  That reminds me that I have to post some cards I made too... I can sit and color with the kids ALL NIGHT!  Individuals sketch markers are on order, however I do not have an arrival date yet.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Spellbinder Nestablilites and Limited Edition Shapes

We just received another shipment of Nesties!!!  The last one's didn't even get a chance to make it on the website.

Here is what arrived.  We have Limited Quantities available...

Nested Pine Trees

Nesting Pumpkins

Create-A-Flake 1

Create-A-Flake 2 (already SOLD OUT) More coming Soon

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I'll be posting some more news here in a bit.

Thanks for visiting.

Scor-Pal Now in stock!

We have lots of fun stuff coming in, and so much going on.  I'll be making a few posts this evening, so I hope you will all "bear" with me here.

First is...

Some of you have been waiting and we finally have it in stock!  The NEW Scor-Pal.  We have limited quantities available.  This is a HOT item and I don't expect our first shipment to be instock very long.
Retail - $39.95


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Technique Tuesday - October 6th

Hi Everyone!
Don't forget that we are having our First Technique Tuesday Class on Tuesday (obviously), October 6th from 6pm to 8pm.  Susan just sent me photos of the techniques she will be teaching.  These look like they will be so much fun to create!

You will be creating both the card to give (or keep) and the technique card (ATG size) for future reference.

Scalloped Flower Card

Sponged Lanscapes

Swirled Glass

Faux Paper Lantern

Drop me an email or give us a call at the store to sign up.  We still have a few spots open.

Feel free to add your comments and as always, thanks for dropping by!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The "Beary Creative" Tool is Here

Now available on our website is The "Beary Creative" Tear Bear Multipurpose Tool!

Making Tear Bears just got easier with our EXCLUSIVE Multipurpose "Beary Creative" Tool. Created by my husband in his workshop, this tool will make help you make hundreds of tear bear and mulberry paper critters. Easy to use, light weight, and measures 4 1/2" from tip to end.

Gently trace around your pattern with this tool, wet and then tear. You'll have perfect shapes for your critters everytime!

Use the Beary Creative Tool to pull fibers from your mulberry paper to create additional fluff, or give your critter a scruffy look. Lots of uses, endless possibilies!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Technique Tuesday Class!

WHEN: TUESDAY, October 6, 2009
TIME: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
COST: $17.50

Ready to learn something new? Come join Sue for Technique Tuesday! You will be taught four different techniques during this class. You will be creating an ATC sized card sample with directions on the back of the technique along with a full sized to keep (ATC) and one to give or add to your card box.

These techniques can be used in all of your paper crafting projects including scrapbooking.

All supplies will be included except your choice of adhesive and bring along a pair of scissors (mark your items with your name please)

Register early by stopping by or calling the store. Space is limited.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

New Printables: Green Eyes!

Now available because you asked... Printable Green Eyes.

Download for FREE! Click on the image to take you to our website where you can download your printables.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wizard of Oz Tear Bears

When I was downloading the kids school photos, I came across pictures of some Wizard of Oz tear bears I made some time ago. Now, if I can only remember where I put them, I just might list them on eBay or Etsy. I'll keep you posted.

Thanks for stopping in!

Pre-School Orientation

Seems the more children you have, the more time you spend in the Hospital's Emergency Room. Yep, burned over 5 hours last night waiting, and waiting, and waiting. Can you guess which one of my little munchkins it was? It was Ms. Lindsay. She developed a pretty high fever Sunday night (well, 2am) that quickly went away with Motrin. Well, the following night she broke out with a rash all over her face and back. It seemed to come and go and didn't bother her at all. Last night, it looked worse. And to top it off, she hasn't been eating and her temp was running around 95.... so off the the ER we went.

Turns out to be Roseola... figured it was, but with all the YUCK going around these days, you can never be to cautious. Doc said it was okay for her to go to school today too... OH MY... my baby is starting school! It was only 30 minutes where she was able to meet 1/2 the class and the parents were able to talk with the teacher.

I thought I would have been crying over my youngest growing up. I'm sure that will be Monday when she attends her "real" first day. Nonetheless, there were tears alright... but not because of that. My old neighbor, best friend, whom I haven't seen in years was there with her little girl. I couldn't believe it! Our girls are in the same class!!! We have lots of catching up to do!

Well not to bore you all even more... here are some pics of the kids first day's of school.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

This Week's Featured Item

Hello fellow scrappers! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend.

If you have been to the website lately, you probably noticed that I have made lots of changes. I'm still not quite done yet, but I am pretty happy with it so far. Those aren't the only changes that are being made... there is much more "fun" in the works. (Only if there were more hours during the day - LOL)

One of the changes we are making is a weekly featured item. Each week, we will be featuring a different item(s) that will be on sale both online, and in our retail store. Our featured item will be changed every Monday.

To celebrate the upcoming season of beautiful colors and crisp air, we have selected "All Fall" by Fancy Pants to be our featured item of the week. You can pick this up at 20% off while supplies last.

Here is a quick peak at some of the papers... to view the full line, click here.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Scrappin'