Friday, February 29, 2008

Leapin' Lizards!

It's a Leap Day!

This calls for a Leapin' Blog Special!

Just enter coupon code "LEAP DAY" during checkout.

the fine print: Valid on-line only. May not be combined with any other offer, special, coupon or Rewards Card. Offer valid Feb. 29, 2008 only.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

You Hoo!

How cute are these owls??

Yep . . .even MORE Sparkle Clear Sets have been added to the website!

Click here to see!

Oh, it's a . . .

. . .beautiful moooorrrrrnnnning . .. . .oh it's a beautiful dddaaayyyyy!

(see, this is why I love a blog! I can sing and you aren't tortured by having to hear me sing. Really . . . I won't even sing in my car . . . it's that bad.)

And I am singing this morning because . . .are you ready?


YAHOO! They should be in my hands within the next few days . . . I'll be posting when they arrive . . .stay tuned!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Mint Azalea Amethyst . ..

. . .and 20 other colors!

YAHOO! The NEW Prism colors have arrived! They are sooooooooo perfect for spring!

Click here to check 'em out!

Happy Easter Card

Bunny stamp by Eat Cake Graphics
Sentiment stamp by Penny Black

More details to follow . . .I'm running late (as usual!)

Friday, February 22, 2008


definition: BIG background stamp by Hero Arts measuring 4.5" x 5.75"

And the NEW Sparkle Clear sets, too. Stamps + Gemstones = One Happy Stamper!

Click here to check them out.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Happy Spring!

Here's one of the ten (10!) samples that were "In the Box" with all that Memory Box stuff.
The rest of the samples are over in the Gallery . . .and today, the Big Brown Truck stopped by and replenished my supply of Memory Box paper and stamps! Yippee!


Here's a picture of a sample I took at CHA in the Magenta booth.
How cute is this bunny? Yep . . .he is on the way . . . along with a bunch of other new images from Magenta . . .Peel Off's, too! (ooooh, just wait till you see the Birds!)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

hmmph! - ETA

**We're back online! Yahoo!**

It appears that the website's server is down.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing. My computer guy is working on the issue and hopefully we'll be back online soon.

I'll post again when things are fixed.

I think it has to do with the Lunar Eclipse!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

pssst . . .

this is one of tim holtz' new stamps:
you can see all of his new stamps over on his blog. . . .

guess what? i've got lots of the new images (including the "Components") on order . . .

stay tuned . . . i'll be posting here when they are available for ordering.

Friday, February 15, 2008

I am

t i r e d

I have been running on full throttle for two weeks now and have not had a chance to do much stamping lately. . . hence the reason for not posting a lot of pictures.

But it looks like I'm going to have some time to create this weekend, so hopefully I'll have some stuff to post next week.

In the meantime, here's one of the three projects from the Creation Station:
The layout is a Kickstand Card that was a challenge on SCS . . . and the colors and design were definitely influenced by two talented ladies over there (I can't remember who . . . aack! sorry ladies!)

The Creation Station is something new at the retail store and I've had a lot of fun with it. In a nutshell, three projects are available for anyone to stop by and create during regular business hours. . . and the projects change every month.

Speaking of the retail store . . . my goodness! We'll be celebrating our FOURTH anniversary on March 12 (which is also my daddy's birthday)! And we'll be having a party on March 15th to celebrate. . . goodie bags, door prize drawings, make-n-takes . . . I can't wait!

Four years . . . wow . . .time sure does fly when you're having fun!

Thanks to all for your continued support!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Love is in the Air!

This calls for a Lovely Blog Special!

Just enter coupon code "CUPID" during checkout.

the fine print: Valid on-line only. May not be combined with any other offer, special, coupon or Rewards Card. Offer valid Feb. 14, 2008 only.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Blop Quiz #2 - We Have a Winner!

Thank you all for playing along! The correct answer is Crabapple. Just wait till you see all the other 20 colors!

The Random Number Generator chose . . . drum roll please . . . .

"mary friederichsen said...
Well if it is a new color, I am going to guess crabapple. Have a great time at CHA this weekend!"

Congratulations Mary! Please email me your snail mail addy using the link at the top right so I can send you your cardstock!

Monday, February 11, 2008

I'm Home!

OH my! What a whirlwind of a day it was at CHA yesterday!

My sister and I woke up bright and early and hit the road right away. . .we got there, got our badges and we were off and running! (Apparently there are muscles in my legs that I forgot about . . .and boy oh boy are they reminding me today that they are there. . . soooooo sore!)

But, I did get bunches and bunches of catalogs of new stuff that really caught my eye! Today I'll have them spread out all over the floor and really start going through them.

Here's a brief rundown of some of the new stuff that I saw and anticipate ordering:

New images from Inkadinkado
New images from Impression Obsession
New images from Tim Holtz (ATC sized stamps!)
New images from Hero Arts (BIG background stamps!)
New images from Magenta
New Adirondack Pigment ink
And yes . . .all 23 new colors from Prism Papers is already on order! That was the first booth we went to. (pssst . . .still time to take part in Blop Quiz #2 -- see previous post below)

This is such a tiny little list . . .and as I go through all the new catalogs, I'll post again . . .

Next year . . .I'm going to CHA for all three days . . .one day just wasn't enough!

Friday, February 08, 2008

Blop Quiz #2

Here is a picture of one of the new Prismatic colors from Prism Paper.
Can you guess the name of the color from the following choices? Is it:

A) Rose
B) Crabapple
C) Blush Red

Guidelines to play along:

1. Answers must be posted as a comment here on the blog.
2. Answers must be posted by Mon., Feb. 11, 2008 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.
3. From the correct answers, one winner will be chosen at random.
4. The winner will be announced Tues., Feb. 12, 2008 and will receive three sheets each of the 3 shades.

Good Luck!

Three Boxes . . .

. . . of Memory Box Goodness have arrived! Click here to see everything that was "In the Box."

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


Check out these sparkly embellishments! AND, they come in round in lots of colors AND Pearls in two sizes!
Click here to get 'em! And the Jolie Chocolat paper . . .and even more Hero Arts Stamps!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

All I Can Say . . .

. . . about this paper is YUM!
Yep . . .it's on the way!

This is "In the Box"

just a little sneaky peeky :D

and . . .Prism is adding twenty-three (23!!) new colors to the oh-so-fabulous Prismatics line . . . and the new colors coordinate just lovely with the new papers from Memory Box. . . and i will most certainly be ordering them at CHA!

pssst . . .gotta make room for the new paper . . .did you see the current online specials? over there . . .to the right . . down a bit . . . you got it!

Friday, February 01, 2008

What's in the Box?

Have you ever had one of those days when you receive a catalog in the mail and you just have to have everything in it? Well . . .that happened to me yesterday! I had a very long "to do" list and once I got this catalog . . . let's just say that not too much got done around the store. Memory Box . . .that is the catalog I received . . .and can I just tell you that Mr. Brethauer has absolutely outdone himself! The new images are FANTASTIC! The new 6x6 paper packs are TO DIE FOR.

So . . .what's a store owner to do??

I have no choice . . .I must order everything! Yes, you read that right! I have all 50 of his new wood mounted stamps, all six of his new clear sets (which, btw are TOP NOTCH quality!), and all three of his new paper packs on the way!

You will love this new stuff . . .I'm sure of it!

Stay tuned . . . I'll post again when I've got the goods in the store and on the site!

Damask Floral Thank You

Quick post before I hit the hay (which I should've done about two hours ago! Guess I better tell the boss that I'm probably gonna be late for work tomorrow) . . .

Another TY card . . .
What I used:
Damask Floral set from Impression Obsession
Thank You Messages from Hero Arts
Sea Breeze & Tea Leaves Versamagic Ink
Onyx Black Versafine Ink
Cardstock from my stash . . . pretty sure it's Bazzill
Self Adhesive Pearls

How to:
Stamp Leaf from Damask Floral set using Sea Breeze and Tea Leaves ink onto white panel
Stamp one extra leaf using Tea Leaves ink on white scrap
Adhere white panel to green panel
Adhere green panel to blue card
Stamp Thank You with Onyx Black Ink
Cut out extra leaf and adhere to card
Add pearl embellies

BAM! All done! Thanks for stopping by!