Friday, July 30, 2010


I'm back from CHA and oh my many cute things. I really loved the new releases and can't wait to get them in the shop. Keeping my fingers crossed that arrivals start coming during the Shop Hop. I ordered from Doodlebug, Bella Blvd, Jillibean, Graphic 45, Bo Bunny, Crate Paper, Cosmo Cricket...(taking a breath)....American Craft, Nikki Sivils, Elizabeth Craft(every color of glitter), and Basic Grey. Oh, and new Glimmer Mist colors from Tattered Angels and new Smooch Spray colors. Plus some Hero Arts stamps. I think that's all, but you never can tell. Stay tuned because I'll be announcing arrivals as they come.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

another stop...

Kathy was on the road in Chicago again - this time to the Science Museum. Learn some formulas for us!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

on the road again...

As you know, CHA is in full swing - for those of you that aren't familiar with these famous initials, it stands for Craft & Hobby Association. This name is synonomous with scrapbooking - every new product for scrapbooking, cardmaking, stamping and more is introduced here. For store owners, it is like the Taj Majal of Crafting.
Kathy is busy getting ready to ooh and aah over these new items and decide which will be the best for all of you! But we thought you might enjoy a few pics of where she went first during her journey to the windy needs no caption, the middle is all about "Transformers 3" and the last, well, a girl has to eat sometime!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Where in the world is Kathy NOW???

Okay, actually we all know she is in Chicago but can you guess where? Follow our blog over the next few days to see where Kathy is and what she's doing...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Scrappy Glue

Well, I'm busily getting ready to head to Chicago tomorrow for a little vacation time with my hubby and CHA. I've been getting lots of emails over the past week introducing new products and I can't wait to see them up close and personal! Things will start shipping in the first few of August so all you Shop Hoppers will be able to see them when you stop by. Non-Hoppers, make sure you make time to visit, because you don't want to miss out.

In the meantime....Scrappy Glue has arrived!! Yippee! I know many of you have been patiently waiting, so it's here and on the shelf!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Cottage Cutz Arrival

The latest summer Cottage Cutz release arrived today. As usual, they are "oh so cute"! Perfect for summer cards and layouts.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Shop Hop Fever

Have you caught the Shop Hop Fever? It's starts 3 weeks from tomorrow and we are kitting make n' takes, ordering new product and making everything Willy Wonka ready. Remember if you spend $10 before taxes you get a free make n' take. If you spend $20 before taxes you get a free charm (mine is sensational even if I do say so myself...hehe) and a free Wonka bar. 5 bars will contain a golden ticket redeemable for space at our Tater Tot Crop in October! There's lots to do, but I look forward to seeing you all soon!

Monday, July 12, 2010

New Arrival

The Taylored Expressions newest release has arrived. Drop everything, and hurry in to get yours while supplies last.

a Ticket to Win!

Our weekend Celebrate America Crop was once again "scraptacular"! Aside from lots of tempting food( fried chicken, raspberry jello salad(the best), watermelon and apple pie), there were lots of goodies to share.
The ladies each received a bag packed with scrap supplies upon arrival and extra raffle tickets for wearing red, white & blue. They scrambled for the items needed during the scavenger hunt and completed many layouts and projects over the two days.
We had several big winners at drawing time - Diane R. won her entire crop FREE (while rockin' out to her own kind of music)! Terri Q. won the Grand Prize of a black crop bag filled with supplies, Sara P. won Fridays raffle of an Options Tote filled with card making items and Donna N. won Saturdays raffle of an Options Tote filled with stamping supplies.
I think I can safely say everyone went home with a full heart, full hands and a full stomach!

Watch for details on our next two day TATER TOT CROP coming in October!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Taylored Expressions Release

Today is release day at Taylored Expressions and I've ordered all of them because I know they will be on your list of "must-haves"! This release includes 4 stamp sets, 3 ala carte stamp sets (shown in the picture) and 1 background stamp. I'm hoping to have them in the shop by the beginning of the week. You won't want to wait too long to get yours...they might be gone!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The countdown to our fireworks has started! Beginning today, there are only 2 more days until our CELEBRATE AMERICA CROP begins! We only have 4 spaces left, so hurry in or call to reserve your space. It's going to be a BLAST!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Hallowe'en in Wonderland

I'm just getting ready to put out Graphic 45's Hallowe'en in Wonderland papers. This collection has so many possibilities. It's Wonderland with a Halloween Twist!!