Monday, November 30, 2009

Digi Stamps now available!

Another late night for me!  When I got home Saturday Night from our crop, I thought for sure I would be ready to crash.  Not quite.  I was so wound up that I was jotting down ideas and doodling images.  My mind just wouldn't slow down.  Boy, I sure wish mother nature would add a few more hours to the day just so I could get a full night's sleep.  28 hours would be nice - LOL.

After figuring out how to start loading our new digital stamps into the website, I got a little scrared that I might crash my entire system.  Pondering the idea for a while, I decided that I would feel safer being walked through the entire process to avoid any delays in ordering and shipping, and crashing the website.  Since I've had a few request for our Christmas Digis, I went ahead and reopend our Etsy Store!  I haven't listed over there in some time... and I like it much better than fee-bay!  I have an abundance of cards and some other embellishments that I've been making over the past few weeks too that I will be loading there as well.

So here are the first 2 digis that are now available...

I also got a little carried away making these twinkling snowflake embellishments!  I made a layered snowflake using some flower soft for a card I created at last nights crop, but after staring at it I decided I didn't like it.  Could have been the colors of the card that turned me off to it.  I'll see if I can use it on something else.  But for this card, I needed something with more sparkle.  I began walking around the shop looking for something that would give it "wow".  Finally, "blink"  the light bulb went on and I grabbed the bottle and began making a HUGE mess in my work area!  I haven't had this much fun in ages!  I had so much fun that I ended up with 2 dozen of them.  Needless to say, there are a few listed in our Etsy Store, and I have a few packs available at the shop too.

Aren't they cool?  I made some cute Christmas Tree embellishments inspired by Prima too, but I didn't get a chance to take any pictures of them yet.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Free Shipping & Mulberry Paper Sale!



Lots more on sale too!  Stop buy and stock up!


Check out...

Patty's First Tear Bear over on the Tear Bear Blog!


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Black Friday "In-Store" Sales Announcement

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone. I can hardly believe that tomorrow starts the official countdown to Christmas!

While most of you will be out and about early tomorrow morning taking advantage of all those great deals out there in the shopping world, I'll be sleeping in! Well, at least until we open the shop at 10am. We are offering some great saving for Black Friday too... but we'll give you time to shop early in the morning and make us one of your final stops so you can get home to your waiting families.
(Weekend online sales starts Saturday and will run 'til Cyber MONDAY.  Newsletters going out soon)
Includes Textures, Swiss Dot, Bling, & Metallics
Reg: $0.59 - $1.29 each

Buy 3 get one FREE on any Ranger STICKLES GLITTER GLUE
Reg.: $1.99 - $3.49

Reg.: $4.49
 American Crafts Slick Writers: 2 for 3.00
Reg.: $1.99 each


  • All Scrapbook Trends/Cards/Handmade/Idea Books 
  • All Brads by Bazzill, Doodlebug and Eyelet Outlet 
  • Bo Bunny All Stuck Up Embellishments & Bodacious Brads
  • We R Memory Keepers Gromets/Eyelets
  • Karen Foster Charms 
  • KaiserCraft Pearls and Rhinestones
40% off original price on the following:
  • All Scrapbook Paper Kits and Packs 
  • All Patterned Paper in our Sales Bins (we added another bin and packed the others FULL!)
  • ALL Embellishment Sale Bin Items Only, and they are FULL
  • ALL Sports Papers

40% off ALL My Minds Eye Paper and Coordinating Embellishments
  • Laundry Line
  • Just Dreamy 2
50% off All Simply Renee Storage Solutions: (remaining stock)

50% off ALL remaining Slice Machine accessories
(12x12 glass mat, Storage System and whatever else is left)

30% off Stamp/Ink Pads and Ink refills:
(Kaiser Paints, Chalk, Brilliance, ColorBox Queque sets, Fluid Chalk, Staz-on, Distress Inks, Alcohol Inks.)

30% off ALL Bo Bunny Coordinating Lines

30% off ALL Doodlebug Coordinating Lines

25% off All PRIMA Flowers, Embellishments, Say it in Crystals

25% off Zutter Bind-it-All and Bind-it-All Products

20% off Spellbinder’s Dies (in stock only)

SALE PRICE: $64.99
Regular: $77.88
(Friday, Saturday, and Sunday)

Other specials announced in our "IN-STORE" Sales event Newsletter with special coupons and promotions.

Hope to see you all Friday!

P.S.:  Cyber Monday will Begin on Saturday and run through, well... Monday.  Different sales events will be going on each day, depending on our stock items from our store.  Newsletters will be going out Friday announcing the events.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving and a Safe Black  Friday Super Shopping Day!


Monday, November 23, 2009

Copic Certified!

Hey Everyone!

I'm finally HOME!  Nearly 24 hours in the ole Yukon is for the birds!  But you know, it was soooo worth it, and in so many ways.

I spent 11.5 hours in the car with my dear hubby driving to South Carolina just so I could become a Copic Certified Designer and teach you all so many awesome things that you can do with these markers.  Sure, it was a long haul, but the benefits were above and beyond!

Sally Lynn was amazing.  What an honor to be in company of her talent, and the talent of so many other wonderful women! 

Not only did I get to make some new friends, and be in the company of so many talented women, but I finally got an opportunity to meet up with an old friend for the first time!  The pic below is me and my dear friend Ivy, who owns Scrappin' Happily Every After in SC just outsite of Charleston.  We didn't get much time to spend together, but we "gab" on the phone quite a bit.  Hey, us girls gotta keep up with the latest trends is scrapbooking and paper crafting, ya know. {wink}. 

I know this won't be our first time meeting up as we are planning on attending CHA in Chicago coming up in July!  OH Yeah, we are taking the hubbies too.

And yes, I was having a VERY bad, flat hair day!  It was raining ALL DAY! Not to mention, it rained all the way home too! 

Tuesday will be back to normal... well almost normal!  Black Friday is approaching pretty fast here and I've gotta finish up our class schedule for December.

Thanks for dropping by tonight.  See you all at the shop!


Friday, November 20, 2009

Flower Soft!!!

Hey Everyone.

I'm getting myself ready to leave for SC tomorrow morning.  Oh, the drive!!!  Not looking forward to it at all.  I know class will make it all worth the trip.  I'll have my computer with me, so I'll try to post a little "Hi!" while I am there.

Sandy will be at the store all day Saturday to assist you all with all the NEW goodies that arrived Friday.  As I was posting my last message in excitement... I didn't realize we received a HUGE box from Flower Soft!  OMG, this stuff is COOL!  It's stocked on the shelves already for you.  Sandy will be "playing" with some tomorrow testing it out.  There are samples already on the floor for you to look at.  I'll have it available online as soon as I return from SC.  We've got LOTS of polar white on hand to make "snow" on your stamped images and scrapbook pages too.... and these "snow globes"... they are just too cool. 

Eskimo Kisses is stocked and was already finding it's way out the door today. 

Stampavie Stamps are in and Kraftin' Kimmie stamps are stocked too.  Oh, these are too cute!  Yeah, I'm taking some to class with me {wink}.

We received a few Martha Stewart border/corner combo punch packs today too.... and we are restocked on page protectors, again.  Of course they won't last long, so don't wait to long.

We did get the new cuttlebug Christmas embossing folders too... they aren't many left, so if you are wanting these, you need to stop by and get your hands on them.  I'm not sure how the "re-order" status on these is looking right now... last I looked, if you didn't order them on pre-order, stores were going to be waiting for them.

December's Cards and Scrapbook Trends Magazines are also in as of today!

Not to mention all the mulberry paper that came today too!  Yeah, we had a very LONG, and busy day Friday... but it was all in fun!

Don't forget, we are CLOSED on Sunday... but we'll be back in operation Tuesday morning as usual.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  Thanks for visiting.


Back in Stock

White and Tan Mulberry Paper!!!!!  YEAH!

It's like Xmas in the store today... we've got shipments pouring in from everywhere!  Stamps galore, Basic Grey and lots more! 


Also coming in - Basic Grey Nook and Pantry.  This line should be in next week

Already on pre-order:  Both of the new Basic Grey Lines:  Sugar Rush and Origins!  These 2 lines are beautiful!  I'll try to get some pics up later tonight!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Special Orders being taken for Christmas...

Christmas is quickly approaching girls!  It's time to get your "wish lists" together. 

The following are just some of the items you may have on your Christmas list (you know, for your dear hubby's to fulfill {wink})

Gypsy for the Cricut Machine - $299.99

Gypsy is a handheld design studio for the Cricut machines. It lets you escape and design anywhere by storing your cartridges and offers a wealth of design features. Comes with an AC power adapter and one stylus. Battery life

- 4 hours continuous, 18 hours intermittently. Also comes with 2 full content cartridges already preloaded; Gypsy Font and Gypsy Wanderings.

Creatopia Machine - $149.99

All-in-one machine for craft, home and school projects. Components change quickly and easily to apply adhesive, emboss or cut craft paper and other thin materials without electricity.
  • Use Refillz to apply even edge-to-edge adhesive on items up to 12" wide and .5" thick; automatically adjusts to accommodate thickness. Also apply edge-to-edge adhesive on fabric and two-sided laminate on documents up to 12" wide.
  • Use Border Patternz Starter Kit & Cartridges to emboss edges along surfaces up to 12" wide
  • Use Full Patternz to emboss designs over an entire surface up to 12" wide.
  • Use Cutz Starter Kit & Blade Cartridges to cut surfaces up to 12.5" wide to size or into strips.
  • Use Shapez Kit to cut shapes and emboss designs into surfaces up to 6.5" wide.

Zutter  Bind it All Machine (in stock) - $74.99

This dual action machine will punch and bind chipboard, acrylic, chipboard wood, canvas art board and more for endless creativity. Create one of a kind albums, calendars, journals and recipe books. Numbered register marks allow for punching accuracy for projects up to 12.5". Left and right hand application. Weighs under 3 lbs.

Of Course, if it isn't in the store, all you need to do is ASK and we can get in for you.  Remember, or store is small, and these machines take up lots of space.  Most likely, if you are going to order it from "somewhere else", you can wait a few days for it to ship to us - and you don't have to pay those high shipping costs either!  So, why not support your local business and order it from us?  We all know that our local "big box" stores don't carry these!  And, if you find a "great deal", we will do what we can to "match the price you found" (with proof of price).


*50% deposit is required for all pre-orders.  Coupons/rewards cards may not be redeemed on special order items.


We also received more page protector packs (only 6 - and the last ones didn't make it 3 days), the NEW Christmas Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, 35 new shades of Bazzill Cardstock (and we are still WAY cheaper than AC Moore and Michaels!), plus some new Dew Drops by The Robin's Nest.  Stock is limited to don't wait too long to pick them up!


Arriving this week:  Eskimo Kisses by Basic Grey, Stampavie Stamps, and Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!


Soon to be arriving:  FLOWER SOFT!!!  Yippee!


We are packing December with Classes!  Even on our "off nights".  We are planning Gift Card Holders Class, Quick and Easy Handmade Gifts, Christmas Card Class with Bazzill In-Stitch'z (this one is going to be really cool!), Tear Bears, COPIC! and more.  We'll have a few "Make and Takes" scheduled for the weekends too.  Our full schedule should be posted by Thanksgiving weekend. 

Oh yes, we are OPEN on Black Friday - watch your email boxes for a newletter!  If you haven't signed up, you best be heading over to our website to do so.  In Store and web offers will be going out!


Sandy's Mommy and Me layout photos will be up soon... OMG, wait until you see this adorable layout she is finishing up!  My jaw hit the floor when I saw what she has done with it!  I can't wait for her to finish it - the suspense it getting to me!


Reminder:  We will be CLOSED this Sunday, November 22 since I will be in SC to attend the Copic Certification Class.  I can't wait to come home with all the neat things I'm going to learn!  11 hours in the car doesn't thrill me... but it's all about the sacrifice!  And I get to meet up with my dear friend!  Oh... I'm so excited!

{hugs to all}


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Teddy Bear Card

Oh, I forgot that I have a card to share with you too.  I originally did this card for a challenge, but I can't remember which one - LOL.  Even so, I'm pretty sure I missed the deadline for it.  I didn't add a sentiment because I wasn't sure what I wanted it to say.  Besides, I can't find my sentiment stamps at the moment.

So what do you think of the stamp?  Well, it is a digi stamp.  Do you know from what company?  How about The Beary Scrap.  Yep, I created this one.  How cool is that.  He looks familiar, now doesn't he?  He's gonna need a name so if you have any suggestions, please leave a comment.

Here is another view of the card.  I also finished the inside.

I've got one more for you... although I still need to complete the "card part".

Another Kimm Original!  I stickled this one up pretty good - LOL.

I know what you are all thinking... Could I possibly take on another project?  Some might think I have ADD - LOL. Could be possible, but not likely. I just like to dabble with all things related to paper!  Besides, I have created so many bear patterns and piecings over the years that most of the "hard work" is already behind me.  Since I've been having so much fun coloring, I figured I'd color some of my own "sketches" once I turned them into high quality images for digi stamps.  OH, what fun!

Once I figure out how to work the download system on the website shopping cart, you'll be seeing some Beary Sweet "Digi" Stamps by Kimm showing up :).  I have 2 more in the final stages of "production" right now too. ;)

I hope you like them.


In Coming....

Hi Everyone!

Wow, what a week I have had... make that 2 weeks.  Abby was home sick from school one day last week.  Then Ms. Lindsay took a tumble down 10 steps here at home.  She ended up taking a a trip to the hospital via Dallas Fire & Ambulance (Thanks guys, you did such a great job!  Although it's not like you are all strangers to her - LOL.  For those of you that don't know, my hubby is a member there).  She's doing just fine. No broken bones, or even bruises... just a little goose egg on the head that was gone by the time she got home.  And my poor little man... he started running a fever at school today.  The nurse called for me to pick him up.

Hubby has been sick too.  Although I have no sympathy for him at this point.  We are a week into this already and he won't take anything that might help his symptoms.  I started with symptoms... but I immediately went for the zycam for the next 24 hours!  Why is it that when men get sick, the world comes to a hault... but when we Mommy's get sick, the world MUST keep going?  Getting up with the kids every morning, packing lunches, sending them off to school, cleaning the house, doing the laundry, cooking dinner, and on and on.  And you all know that if we skip a beat, NO ONE picks up the pieces for us.  There is no time to take care of ourselves, but the men... that's a different story.  I don't get it.  Okay, off the soap box - LOL.

There's lots coming up this week!

First - THE MULBERRY PAPER IS COMING!  We've been out of Tan and White... and we are almost out of Caramel.  Mocha has been discontinued, and there are only a few (like 5) packs remaining.  We should be taking delivery next week.

Second - Kimmie from Kraftin Kimmie's Stamps confirmed that our order has shipped on Tuesday.  These adorable stamps will be arriving next week too.  Check them out on our website HERE.

Third - Stampavie Stamps were shipped today.  If you haven't already seen the website to see what's coming in... click HERE to check them out.

Fourth - Eskimo Kisses from Basic Grey is on the way too.  I expect that shipment to be here next week as well.  It's the FULL line, not just the paper packs.  This paper is stunning if you haven't seen it yet!

Fifth - We will be closed Sunday, November 22 so that I can attend a Copic Certification class in South Carolina!  And best of all I get to meet a dear friend of mine for the first time in person! 

Sixth - I have been working on some classes and make & take projects for the next few weeks up to Christmas.  I'm focusing on quick gifts, office and teacher gifts, etc.  I have 4 projects complete so far.  I want to get 2 more done.   I will be having 1 or 2 copic classes as soon as I come back.  Oh, and yes, we are getting copic singles in!

That's all I can remember for now. 

Okay, well it's off to bed.  I'm exhausted just from typing all that info.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Coming Soon...

Talented illustrators/artists Crissy Armstrong and Annie Rodrigue bring cute and whimiscal designs to Kraftin' Kimmie's Stamps.  I just love the sentiment sheets!  Visit our online STORE to see the designs we have coming in!  We are taking pre-order starting today.  I am so excited!!!.  Kimmie even hosts a challeng blog HERE.  See these adorable stamps in action!

Have a great night!


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Tear Bear Pattern NOW Available!

Hi Everyone!

I'm please to finally announce that I have released our first Tear Bear Pattern

It's about time, right?  This is the last tear bear pattern you will every buy!  It's cut from acrylic which means NO MORE printing, cutting and re-cutting patterns, nor more worn edges on chipboard!  No replacement is needed... unless you happen to misplace a part.  Click on the blog title to visit the product page.

Anyway, I've been working on the "All About The Tear Bear" Blog till the wee hours of the morning.  I'll be working on it again tonight.

I know many of you have been asking when we are going to be restocked on White and Tan Mulberry Paper.  Here is the scoop...  Our order has been in production for several weeks.  Problem is, it has been very rainy in Thailand.  Since the mulberry paper is sun-dried, production has been slow... because there has been no sun.  The last news I have heard is that our order is to be shipping NO LATER than November 11.  If there is any more news to report, I'll be sure to pass it along.  Gosh, I sure hope it gets here soon!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, November 5, 2009

New Coupon & Promotional Codes

Hi Everyone... Sorry not much to post this week.  My 2 girls have been sick, and my husband has been working VERY long days which doesn't give me anytime in the evening to "work".

I just wanted to let you all know that I've added new Coupon & Promotional Codes for November.  Click HERE to visit the page.

There is one more day left in our Halloween Sale!  You still have time to stock up and save.  I'll be adding some more store products tonight too.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, November 2, 2009

An New Blog for just TEAR BEARS!!!

Oh MY!!!  Yep, I finally pushed myself to do it.  I just started an new blog for "All things TEAR BEAR!"  Okay, I'll admint it (and most of you already know this)  I am pretty much tear-beared out.  (Not beared out... if you saw my colletion of teddy bears you'd think I was nuts - LOL.)  I'll be honest here for a moment... after 6 years of tear bears, I really need to focus on my artistic side a bit more... it's been feeling neglected lately - LOL.  I realized that the "tear bear" hasn't quite died out yet, even though I've out-grown it, the trend is still growing stronger than every.  So, to try and stream-line my crazy life and the dozens of emails that I answer everyday, I thought it would be useful to have a blog dedicated to "just the bear".  Believe it or not, I'm actually pretty excited about it.

I just finished up the design tonight and added a few quick access links.  I even designed a new blinkie for all of you tear bear lovers to proudly display on your blogs. :)

So, what will you find on this blog?  Anything and everything related to "The Bear", and other Critters of course.  Remember that CD I was working on?  Well, everything from that CD will be posted on the new blog.  I guess you can say this is the very beginning to the first set of patterns will be released in the upcoming days.  I decided that it was easier to provide you with instructions and tips that can be easily accessed, free of charge, without taking up precious space in to our "already too small" scrapping areas.  And it is also a way for me to express my gratitude to all of my loyal customers over the years.

Another great feature this blog will provide is a place for you ask me your questions and have quick access to all things "bear"and critter related.  I have a lot of great ideas for this new blog, so you will want to stay tuned.  Click HERE so that you can bookmark or follow... fun things are coming!  I just hope that I can keep up with both blogs - LOL

You will see posts starting sometime tomorrow since it is almost 2am.  I will announce a release date in the next day or too.  I hope that you will find this new site useful and fun.  I'll have some tear bear blog candy going up too.  I can't believe how excited I am about this again.. this is almost too fun... well not as fun as my Copics, but pretty close {wink}

As always, thank you for stopping by!