2012 Paper Collections have arrived!

March 7, 2012

NEW from Simple Stories are two collections one entitled Awesome is geared toward the large and small boys in your life and the other is called Documented and is vintage and in shades of brown.

ImageImageFrom Fancy Pants there is a cute collection called Be You and there are journals and stickers and other fun things in the collection.

We R Memory Keepers brings you the Baby Min collections for all those precious little ones, boys and girls!

From our favorite company, Bo-Bunny we have On the Go, Serenity, Weekend Market and Country Garden. On the Go is in bright orange, blue and green featuring a transportation theme perfect for pics of that little guy on the go!

Serenity is in tones of red, black, turquoise and green with an Asian theme featuring lanterns, blossoms, symbols etc.
Weekend Market has deep, rich brown, navy, burgandy and gold with vintage/travel elements like phonographs, books, phones and more!
Country Garden is a breath of spring in yellow, pale blue and pink with butterfly and garden elements!

Just arrived~Girlfriends and Garden stamps from Art Impressions

February 20, 2012

From Art Impressions~Girlfriends stamps are trickling in, they are so fun and cheeky! Also here are the Garden line featuring buildings and landscape elements. Plus the Spring Fling collection from Moxxie, too!


Moxxie paper and stickers are here

February 11, 2012

Moxxie’s paper and sticker collections for 2012 are here! Child’s Play features wagons bicycles, swings, kites and more in spring colors!

At the Beach is in truquoise blues, grey and oranges with surfing motifs.

Nautical features compasses and ships in blues and greys with red accents.

New Dance papers are here too!


Final Day at CHA 2012:(

February 1, 2012

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So here you have it, my final post from day “3” at the Craft & Hobby Association Show. Honestly, this show stuff is not for the faint of heart.  I was so exhausted by 1 today, with all the mixed media and such in front of me, my head was spinning!


I found bling from a really neat company that has partnered up with Spellbinders and it totally matches the dies! For those of you who really know me~ it is all about the adhesive.  Cause what’s the point if you peel off the bling, which is supposed to match up to say, labels “2” and the adhesive rips?!  Well this stuff is just pretty, darn good.  I will let you be the judge.  The rep says it will arrive within 2-3 weeks. So we won’t have long to wait!

We will be getting new kits from “Quick Quotes” which are lovely. Also interesting letterpress embossing folders.  The neat thing with these are they are to be used with at least 100 lb paper which has this beautiful feel of richness with texture.


I had a quick peek at my wonderful friends from the Netherlands booth.  They would love to take a trip to Chilliwack and come and teach.  Now how cool would that be???


Anyway with that, I sign off as I prepare for the trip home.  I am thinking about just having a “bag” viewing of the new catalogues at the store. There is just so much to see it’s overwhelming! So, stay tuned and I will keep you posted on our BLOG, FACEBOOK, and TWITTER. I am liking the whole “twitter” sounding thing.  We are twittering with maybe “12” followers so far, but just search for CHA show and I think you will be amazed at everything there is!


Another great motto from the show: “To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong”~See you soon,
B


CHA 2012~Day 2~Stamps and Stuff!

January 31, 2012

Day two at the Craft and Hobby Association show was totally about stamping and embellishments.

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Check out the 2 new boards with over 3 dozen new stamps from Penny Black. So pretty!

Coming soon from Impression Obsession~beautiful images of children and scenes perfect for Copic coloring.


Stampendous had adorable cow and country images plus  “Steam Punk” images of mythic, ships and rustic elements!


New Bling  ribbons, adhesive decorative tapes and so much more to coordinate with Spellbinder dies!

Fabulous scrapbook collections coming from Disney, Pink Paislee, October Afternoon, Little Yellow Bicycle, Fancy Pants, Simple Stories and so much more.

Stay tuned for more tomorrow!!!
B


CHA NEWS 2012

January 30, 2012

After day one at CHA I have a new motto~ “Be Calm and Carry On”! This wonderful new paper collection from Reminisce features these words. It’s always been one of my favorite collections for travel, and this year is no exception with their new collection of vintage travel papers and stickers.  A wonderful package of these samples just arrived on Friday before I left for the show so, we hope to have these in stock by early February.

Next on the list~ “bottle caps”.  Now what is that all about?  I think Bev and I bought these for the shop over 10 years ago when there wasn’t much to choose from.  This time around there seem to be more choices. Let me know what you think?  So many possibilities, so much fun!!!!Moving right along~NEW from Mr. Tim Holtz…. Distress Markers in all the 36 distress colors!!! So amazing!  I was thinking ” just another pen”?  Well not quite.  He also has new rubber stamps WOW!The Bella Blvd. Baby collections are truly adorable.  They come with mini flags, ribbons and other do-dads (for lack of a better description).  Who doesn’t love happy, little zoo animals?Basic Grey has an interesting collection called “What’s Up”.  Their papers feature hot air balloons, row houses and vibrant coral colors.  How Fun!Up next  are “brag books” from Fancy Pants.  For those of you that got hooked on “Smash Books” this past year, these are just as fun!  They remind me of my first trip to Disneyland, when I kept everything to put in an album as a souvenir once I got home.  Who would have thought they would eventually make something to put match books and sugar packets into?  The themes they have created are wonderful and you can’t help but smile when you think back to why you actually kept the things you did.

For those of you who like to stamp and color with Copic markers or others, I found an adorable girly stamp collection from a little company in Washington State called “Sparkle”.  They also have a few “guy” stamps that are adorable too! I am sure you will love these images that are so much fun to color!

Barb says she will send a pic of her “extra bed”, good thing no one else is there, where would they sleep? I think it’s probably full of brochures and catalogues?

Make sure to check us out tomorrow as we will have more updates from Barb at the 2012 CHA Show!


Winter Clearance~Daily Markdowns!

January 25, 2012

We are clearing out and marking down products daily to make room for new 2012  merchandise!

Selected ESPE Purses, cell phone holders, 30% OFF!

Scarves & Pashminas 50% OFF!

This week:  BUY 24 sheets of selected papers for $5.00 (That’s .20 cents a sheet!)

12  sheets for $3 (.25 cents each)

6 sheets for $2 (.33 cents each)

2 sheets for $1 ( .50 cents each)

Must be in equal groupings to get the best value.

Selected Baby and Boy stickers up to 50% OFF!