New Products are filling up the store!

UPS and Fed Ex are coming just about everyday now
and bringing lots of boxes filled with fun things
to make for the store.  We have new 
papers from Teresa Collins that are perfect for family
books, Bo Bunny for moms and dads, Easter paper
and lots and lots of things to decorate and put up in 
your house.  And… there is lots more coming!!
This family mini album is the first in the series of
6 kits that we have to offer that come complete with
everything you need for only $20. (march kit)
 Here are a few layouts from their designers to show
off Teresa’s new papers and embellishments.

 Very pretty shades of blues and mellow
yellows that go with just about anything.
We are going to show you a few classes now
and then more photos of products…
Monica created this fun Easter book filled with lots
of little bits and pieces of papers for photos and
 Hopping good memories for Easter.  This classis Tues morn. 
Feb 28th at 10 am and the cost is only $10.99.
 Here is Michelle’s banner class for March 8th on a 
Thursday night from 6-9.  You will be using a brand
new Cricut Cartridge and papers from We R filled
with cute little bunnies and easter eggs. Cost is $18.
This is a fun book kit we bought from the show from
Little yellow Bicycle.  It’s a new park themed release
we are getting and is it ever cute!  The class is Tues.
March 13th at 10am and is $12.  Call the store to reserve
your space 626-967-9036.
Next up is quick peeks at the New Bo Bunny!

This collection is Mom Themed and is 
filled with bright cheerful flowers and
lots of things for spring pages and
cards too!  We got the 6×6 pads in this!
This Bo Bunny collection is for Dads
and all those rugged men and son’s you
need to do scrapbook pages for.  Some
of it would even be great for travel.
The colors are beautiful man shades on this…
Next up is part of the New products we are
getting to decorate your house with.  We have
little boxes and castles, frames, canvas, 
cupcake towers, and little elephant bookends
for a baby room.  They are so very cute!
We have word that Imaginesce, Prima,
and Graphic 45 is coming soon so be sure and 
check your emails !!  Yay!
Happy Creating to all of you,
and thanks for stopping by and hope
to see you in the store soon!

Cricut Tips with Tee

Come join Tee this Wednesday, February 22nd, between 10:30 and 1pm for another session of Cricut Tips with Tee. This week she will be showing you how to make this super cute shoe made with the Princess Party Cartridge. You will cut, ink, spray with Tattered Angels and top with Stickles.  

Class cost is $5.00 – no need to preregister – just come on in and join the fun.

Supplies Needed:
Cricut 12×12 Mat

Basic tool kit
Adhesive (Tee used Scotch Quick Dry for this project)

New from Tim Holtz and Cricut

Today we have some photos to share 
with you of the Ranger booth and Cricut
booths at the show.  There was so much
creativity in these 2 booths and so much
fun doing the demos and learning lots of 
fun things to do with the products they sell!
 Life around the Ranger Booth was
as busy as ever and as you can see Tim Holtz
is always happy and willing to pose for
a picture!!  Sooo cute don’t you think?
 There are lots of new colors in the 
distress inks and paints.  It’s going to 
be really fun!
We loved all the tags they had up
on display and the beautiful inking
techniques they used on each of them.

Ranger is releasing new markers that
work like the regular pads and you can
even use paint brushes with them!  
Sounds really fun to use don’t you think?
Next up is the Cricut Booth…
 There is so many things you can do with the cartridges
and the possibilites are really endless..  Here is a room
they did like Michelle’s idea to decorate.
 This page was just beautiful and we just wanted
to share how well the designs mix and what you 
can create by putting them together..
 You can even make paper lanterns for your next party!
Here are lots of party ideas that you can do.  Be sure 
and click on the photo so that you can see the ideas
better… We will have lots of samples in our 
Cricut corner coming up and if you ever have any 
questions be sure and ask us or make an appointment 
with Tee or Michelle for expert advise!
Thanks for taking the time to be inspired with
us this week and we will keep you posted on all 
the new things coming in the store this season!
Have a great week and
Happy Valentines to all of you!!

Teresa Collins and Carolees

We loved being in the Teresa Collins booth
and she had lots of gorgeous things as
always to share with us… Gorgeous papers
and even a mini book kit of the month that
we bought for the store…
 We even got Marilyn to pose with 
Teresa Collins—  So very cute don’t you think!

 We bought 2 collections from
her filled with lots of adorable prints
and embellishments..
 Our favorite buy from her is her mini book 
kit of the month.. Each month we are offering
a different book like the one above for only $20.
Space on these is very limited because they 
sold out really fast.  So be sure and call to get
your place saved for this.  Both Tee and Teresa
will be teaching these the 3rd week of each month.
Here are some cute pages she had in her booth
that we just had to share with you!!
 We are squeezing in these fun shots from the 
Petaloo flower booth.  We have lots of flowers
from them coming our way and wanted to 
share their designs with you so you could 
love it right along with us… Very cute.. Yes?

Carolee’s has always been a leader in crafting and
she started with Tole painting and fabrics and is 
bringing some of it back this season for everyone.
This season she has
 beautiful papers for Mother’s Day, Gardening
family, Race cars and a pretty spring floral print too.
We hope you liked all the new things we shared 
and we have 1 more day tomorrow to show
you some fun things from Tim Holtz and the
Cricut Booth for all you Cricut Fans… 
See you then… and hope you create
something fun today!

Canvas Corp and 7 gypsies day…

It’s day 4 of our fun preview of new things to come in
the store and today we have products to share
from Canvas Corp, 7 gypsies and Maya Road.
All these companies have some very fun products
to make to decorate your home and really get 
creative with.  We loved their booths and we’re 
very inspired by what they had to offer, we hope
that you will be too!!
There were lots and lots of banners everywhere this
time at the show… On walls, on pages, on projects, 
and for parties.  Canvas corp even had ideas
to use their burlap pieces for decorating…
 This was one of the busiest booths at the show 
and they had lots of canvas products that they decorated
with decorative paper, chalkboard paper and everything
under the sun to hang on a wall…
 We thought this was a great idea using just 
small canvas frames and putting them
together in a collage type style with photos!
These banners and mantle frames are new from
 7 gypsies.  You have to see them in person because they are
really cute!!  
 Here are some great examples of the 7 gypsies frames
to make up to decorate with..
 7 gypsies has a  real vintage style and they always
have lots of goodies to decorate projects with…
We thought this page was super cute because
they put photos on the tags and created a page 
with them and hung it from a string… very cute!!
 For all you Maya Roadies out there
we have some really cute things
coming in from them to create with.
Our favorites are these acrylic and
chipboard stands that you can create 
books with, calendars or even scrap
a favorite family event on… 
 We thought this was pretty neat.. They used
chipboard, papers, buttons and all kinds of 
Maya road product to make this decorative
banner for a wall.  I could see some cute 
pictures of kids and maybe use old scraps
of their clothes and buttons to create a fun
treasure to hang up somewhere!! What do you think?
 They have lots of chipboard pieces to put on things which
is the total rage now…  These look great on the canvas
boards and chipboard too!
We loved the details on this banner and thought we
we share the idea with you too… We loved the lace
around the edges and the way they used the flowers. 
Well that is all for today and hope you got more inspired
like we did… the products are coming in soon and we
will send out an email to let you know.  Be sure
and check back tomorrow for Sneak Peaks of 
Teresa Collins and Carolees New Products…
Until Then…..

Day 3 with Imaginesce and Clear Scraps

Here it is day 3 of our posts and I hope that you have seen
lots of great things so far to inspire you and maybe
find a few new things to start up as a hobby this year…
Today we are going to give you a couple glimpses
of Imaginesce products, Clear Scraps and Crate Paper.
 We bought 2 adorable Collections from
Imaginesce this time.. One is called Makin Waves
and you can see all the new papers by clicking on the 
words above.  The papers are bright and springy and
have lots of cute images on them.  This should be in
the store by the first of March.. and we also bought
another line called Hello Cupcake that is perfect
for Birthday celebrations!!

They still have lots of great New tools
like the I Rock and we bought this
New Cordless Glue Gun (takes batteries) and the 
Brand New Ribbon cutter that works
fantastic for cutting ribbons and not letting
them fray anymore.  You are going to love these
and if you are interested please call the store to
save one so that we can have enough of these
beauties on hand for all of you!!
If you like working with Acrylic, clear scraps has
some fantastic new products this year for us.  They have
lots of mantle frames and mini books and even
these fun letters like you see in the frame above
that you can use alchohol inks on and decorate!  
They also have acrylic cards and banners too!
Next up is a few things we saw from Crate Paper
that we loved.  They have 3 lines we are
thinking about called Sasparilla, 9-5 and 
Woodland Park.  They have lots of great
embellishments for each line like you can see
below and these cute little mini books
so that you can scrap fun adventures and
not have to make an entire book for them!

 This cowboy themed line is very cute!
 Here are a few pages from their Designers…

And last but not least today is a few cards
for all your card ladies out there.  We did
the Good Job on the top left for our make and 
take and it was really fun to do!  
Well that is all for today but be sure and check
back again tomorrow for Teresa Collins and
our New Mini Book Kit Class and sneak peeks
of Canvas Corp and 7 gypsies!
and one more thing….
We just got in New Birthday and Spring
from American Crafts and lots of bling from
Zva Creative and colored bias ribbons for cards.
Everyday is something new!!  Yay!!
Thanks for stopping by….

New Graphic 45 and Doodlebug…

Graphic 45 was one of the most 
busiest booths at the show and as
you can see is filled with amazing ideas
and products this year.  We bought 2
New lines that should be here in a couple
of weeks that you will love to create with.
The first collection is called 
little bit of everything in it.  The colors
and prints are perfect together and we will
have books and extra embellishments 
to go with all of it that you are going to love!

 Marilyn loved this book made with it so we
took a picture to share with all of you!
Their both is filled with old things that
they covered with paper and gave a new
life too.  Look around your house and
see what you have or maybe go shopping
at a flea market or antique store to create
something really fun this year!

Little Darlings is the next collection
we are getting and you will want some
of this just to put away for something 
really special.  It’s beautiful and their DT
made so many adorable things with it to show
us.  Below are some of their displays 
and the things they created…

Aren’t they just beautiful?
 Sorry about the lighting but at least
you get the idea of this first line for
babies to be released in March. It has
lots of cute animals and great colors
to create fun baby projects.
 They also have the same prints for
baby boys called Snips and Snails.
 The colors are so pretty and the stickers
are going to make great pages, invitations,
and baby room decorations with.
 Next up is their spring line and is perfect
for playing outside pages and fun trips
to the park.  It has lost of bright cheery 
colors and great stickers for this too.
 We just had to get these new dots from Doodlebug.
They come in all the matching shades to go with
all of their papers and they are perfect for creating
invitations and party favors…
Last up is their display case for some
cards and projects their Design Team 
came up with and we thought you would
love to see what they all do!!  Super cute!
That’s it for today… but check back tomorrow
for Little Yellow Bicycle and Imaginesce ideas,
Thanks for stopping by–

CHA Winter 2012

The show was really fun this year as always and exciting
for all those attending to get new ideas and inspiration!
We spent days walking the floors and checking out all
the new products from each of the companies and
found some amazing things to bring to you
to create with and for classes.  So our first up 
today is the Prima Booth.  We ordered 5 collections
from them with lots of bling and flowers and 
lots of jewels and embellishments.  

Meadowlark Collection
 Lots of New Flowers …
 Fairy Belle is a beautiful line filled 
with Fairies in beautiful shades of Aqua, pinks, 
creams and lavenders.  We also ordered flowers, 
bling and embellishments to match!
 We even ordered jewels to decorate with…
 This layout is one of many done by their Designer
Karola Witzak.  How would you like to create
works of art like this for your house?
 ( Be sure and click on the photos to get a closer look)
Here is another gorgeous layout done by Prima DT
to give your more great ideas to use flowers for
your pages and for something like this you can either
put it on canvas or a frame to hang it up on the wall.
Be sure and check back tomorrow for Graphic 45
and Doodlebug releases!
Thanks for stopping by….