Sunday, July 29, 2007


to show you this little mini album that I put together.

I wanted to show you a fun way to use your Love, Elsie fabric paper and other cute Elsie paper/embellishments. If you don't have any yet, stop by the store and grab some. This mini is there, too, if you want to see it in person!!


Ok...first I have to warn you. I took these pictures 2 days ago. Keep in mind that there have been 2 crops that have taken place, so the inventory may be slightly different today. Either may want to just swing by the store if you haven't been there in a while and see for yourself what's in the house!!

For now though, I want you to see Cosmo Cricket, all of the awesome Bay Box's (these are really cool albums) and what's left of INFUSE
(in case you have not seen it yet).

Friday, July 27, 2007

If you haven't tried this...then it's time!
Miss Kelli Crowe can totally rock a layout! She gets a lot of inspiration from magazines and catalogs. Just read her blog and you'll know that. If you haven't seen it or don't know who Kelli is, click HERE.
Kelli took this picture of a plate and turned it into a layout. I love it. She is so creative. But you know what? We can do that, too. I tried it a couple of weeks ago with the cover of a Nordstrom mailer. It wasn't that hard. It was really fun, actually. I encourage and challenge all of you to try this if you haven't already. When you feel like you're in a slump and have no mojo...flip thru a mag or catalog and watch out! You'd be surprised at all of the inspiration that is out there. You just have to LOOK for it. Thanks and have a great day.
** My first attempt at using magazine ads for inspiration **

** 1 more of mine **
I simply used the rug as my inspiration. Now come on...I want to see what you all can come up with. You can do it!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Hey there! How are you today? Have you all seen some cool pics from CHA? I've seen a lot of stuff floating around the net and it looked like a lot of fun. Some of the new stuff that'll be coming out is really great.

Elsie has some great pictures on her blog. You should all take a look if you haven't seen it yet. Click here. I can't wait for that Noel line to come out.

The CHA gang took pictures of some really cool layouts. Here are a few to share...

Pretty cool, huh? I wouldn't be able to tell you which booth these layouts were from. Just some random shots from around the show floor. I see some Heidi Grace in there...but these are just for fun and for inspiration.

Stay tuned to see which lines will be showing up in the next few months.

Friday, July 20, 2007


Sorry for the delay, but here is our sneak peak rak winner.

Sara said...
I am currently in love with all thing American Crafts. Their D ring binders are so easy to use and they have good quality page protectors. I also like the new stuff from Scenic Route and Rusty Pickle.

Congrats to you Sara. Please email me your info so I can make sure you get your surprise RAK from the store!!

Thanks to everyone for playing along. Won't be long before you start seeing some of the new product.

Enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

INFUSE is in the house!

Yes...that's the new line from Basic Grey.

Come on in and check it out. It is worth seeing in person!!
You still have until tomorrow to leave us your comments for the Sneak Peak RAK. Come on...tell us what you like.
Here's a couple of new sneak peaks...courtesy lifetimemoments.

And one more from Creative Imaginations:

Sunday, July 15, 2007

I was looking at some Heidi Swapp sneak peaks a few days ago and sure enough...I just couldn't help myself. I tell ya, she really does inspire me. As soon as I see her work or even her products, I feel the need to scrap a page! This is what I ended up with. Would you like to see some of those sneaks too? Ya...I didn't think so.

Ok so on to other things...



Take a look at what she is coming out with. LOVE IT ALL. You probably knew that already!


Have you all heard of Bam Pop? It's a fun and funky line that some people may not get...I sometimes wonder what I would do with some of the papers. But I saw a sneak peak of their new stuff coming out and it is worth looking at. Like I said, it is totally different than what you're used to seeing. I really love the unicorn paper. My daughter already approved that one! Take a look and tell me what you think...


So...what are you all doing this Tuesday? At 6:15 pm? There is a cool class going on at the store if you are looking for something to do. Take a look.

Pet Mini-Album (Dog or Cat)
Come make this adorable 12 page mini-album featuring your favorite
Doggie or Kitty Cat! It's loaded with fun embellishments including buttons,
sticker tabs, a pet poem, your pet’s name and tons of ribbon to top it off.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to make an album for this very important member of your family.
Also learn new techniques and see the latest scrap-booking tools including the new “Bind it All” machine put to use.
Tuesday July 17th (6:15-8:30) possibly 9:00
Instructor: Dimitra Becker
Class Fee: $25.00
Here's a peak at some of the album. SOOOOO CUTE! I wish I had a furry friend so I could make one of these!!

** UPDATE 7-16-07 **
The Pet Mini Album Class is * FULL *
If you were interested in taking this class, it will be offered again in September. Stay tuned for the exact date. Sorry for the inconvenience.