Friday, August 27, 2010

New Arrivals!

Wow, It's really Friday already? This week has flown right by. Can you believe we are at the end of August already? Schools back in, and I'm sure you have been running like crazy with your munchkins! Hayden goes to Pre-K3 on Sept 7th, and I can hardly wait, and either can he! He just doesn't understand why he can't go now. I keep telling him that his teacher is getting his classroom ready, and he still doesn't understand why it is taking her SO long! Nevertheless, I am glad he is excited!

As for the shop we have been busy all week, and I am so sorry I haven't had time to blog. I have been busy entering product, and stocking it on the shelves!

In one of my past post you can see alot of new product that we have already received.

This week we have received:
Copic Markers
Yes our Copic stand is full to the max. We have every Copic color your little heart could even want. We are completely restocked and have all 344 colors we have one air compressor ready, and have already sold out of all the air guns, but not to fret, we will order more!

My Little Yellow Bicycle- Halloween Collection! Here are a few photos from their website!

Prima Flowers-
Wow, lots and lots of flowers!

These are just a few of samples of papers, flowers, and screens that we have in stock. We also have some of the Donna Downey iron on's, and canvas albums now in stock! These albums will fly out of here as soon as Jen Starr shows us how to do photo transfers onto canvas! looking forward to that!

Hope you all have a great weekend, and we will see you tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Loyalty Counts!

I have been super busy around here marking product down, and entering new CHA arrivals into the computer here at the shop! Yes, everyday is like Christmas around here! We have a least one box to open everyday! Stop in and check out the new arrivals and some of the old stuff that keeps getting marked down!

So are you wondering what the title for this blog post means? I hope so! I hope I have your full attention! Many of you have been wanting to renew your customer loyalty programs, since they are beginning to expire, and I have kept you from doing so, because I have been thinking of a better way to serve you! So, I had a very good customer in here a few weeks back, and she and I were discussing how this program could benefit her more, and she threw a few ideas out to me, and I have thought about them to see if it would in fact be beneficial, and I think I have came up with a solution! So this is what I have done. I pulled up my top 50 customers, who have spent money in here since the beginning of the year, January.

So this is how our loyalty program will work from here on out. There will be four brackets of savings, and it is all determined on your loyalty to us, and how much you spend with us.....Costco has a similar program allowing money back at the end of the fiscal year. So here it goes, this is how it works.

Discount Chart:
The savings will start once you have spent $300.00 within the store each year.

Bronze: $300.00 up to $599.99 save 5% on all products
Silver: $600.00 up to $999.99 save 10% on all products
Gold: $1000.00 up to $1999.99 save 20% on all products
Loyal: $2000.00 and over. save 25% on all products

If you frequent our shop, and spend with us frequently then your savings will continue to grow. Our computer system takes care of this for us. We will pull a report each month, and only once a month, so your savings can be knocked up a percentage each month depending on your sales. The fun thing with this program is that you will be able to use these discounts with all products, classes, and monthly crops.

***The only thing that these discounts will not apply to is garage sales, guest designers/teachers that we may bring in, and 3 day weekend crop fees. We will also not accept the discount with gift certificate purchases of gift certificates.*** Page of the month students will not be able to use the discount on those specific class kits.

If you are a Copic Club member you will get the higher discount, not both.
example: Copic club members receive a 10% discount, but if you are a loyalty customer who receive as 20% discount you will receive the 20% discount over the 10% discount.

This program is brought to you all without a "membership fee". It is all determined on your monthly spending with us.

We will offer this program through the end of the year as a trial run. If it is a success we will continue this program starting January 1st, and we will start fresh with the year.

So with all of this being said this brings a program to many of you, that are well able to start receiving discounts. We will go ahead and apply your discounts to any future purchases.

I hope you are all as excited as I am!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New Arrivals.....

Hey Gang!

I just wanted to update you on a few of the new arrivals we now have in stock. It's only Wednesday and I feel like its the end of the week! Time has been flying by with all new stock we have received!

This is whats here!

Imaginisce Apple Cider Collection

This is just a sample of a layout that one of their awesome designers have done up! This gives you a little sneak of what the collection looks like! Stop in to see it, touch it , smell it! lol. Mom has 6 cards done with this line already, and I am working on a layout, as soon as I'm done with this blog update. Stop in to see it here!


We have a few of the new Reminisce lines here as well......
The moon shine crew- Halloween these are just a few samples that we have got in. Stop in to see the whole collection!

Reminisce-Making the Grade
Again, this is just a teaser of what we got in stock....We picked up this school line because it is geared towards the kindergarden to preschool age range. Stop in and check it out!

Reminisce- Disney
Yes, ladies (pat) I said disney! You have been asking for new disney, although it has been hard to find we have picked up pieces of Reminisces Disney. Here is just a teaser.
Stop in to see the complete collection!

We are expecting our HUGE Copic Marker Collection to come in this Friday August 20th.
Copic Club Members your meeting is this Saturday August 21st, and yes finally our Copic Stand will be filled to max! You will be able to get those colors you have been searching for!

Crate Paper called and is shipping today, so we should have that order by next week, we are also expecting Heart of Texas any day!
Bo Bunny will ship at the end of this week, so we should have it next week to! Yipee! So much to look forward to! It's like Christmas everyday! Stop in before it's picked over!


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Another Guest Designer in the works!

Alright, I am happy to let you know that we are in the works of bringing you another great designer! This designer is a fun guy! You will enjoy all of his fun techniques. He has ran his own scrapbooking company, and knows all the in's and out's of scrapbooking design and technique.

I look forward to bringing you all the fun details, dates, and times of when he will be in Bonita Springs to share his talent with you. Stay tuned here on the blog and to our newsletter! If you don't receive our newsletter and would like to please email us anytime to

Stay tuned for the details!

Meanwhile we are almost completely SOLD OUT with our fun designer JEN STARR who will be visiting our location on Sunday September 12th. She is ready to get inky and messy with all of you. If you are up for the challenge, and want to learn some of the fun things she has to share then call or email us to sign up! Special class rate ends this week, August 20th. So make sure you are signed up and have your deposit paid! You can read at the top of the blog for the fun classes that she is bringing you!

I hope you have all had a great weekend! We have!


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cardstock Sale Tomorrow

That's right we are targeting another item in the shop tomorrow, all of the Bazzill, and Core Cardstocks will be buy 10 sheets, and get 10 50% off!. Tomorrow will be the day to stock up!

We have also added to our storewide sale! We have items marked anywhere from 25%-75% off storewide! We even have papers as low as 15 cents.

Thursday we will be SLICE Thursday. Buy any 2 cartridges in the store, and get the 3rd 50% off! We are clearing out inventory to make room for more!
We have gotten a few of our CHA purchases in stock this week.
Now Available:

Tattered Angels Re-orders of Glimmer Mist, Gaze, and Glam.

Penny Black is a NEW stamp company for us:
We now have in stock a few of their stamps. Stop in and check them out. They are cute!

I just love that third stamp: "Just working on that piece of quiet you said you wanted"
That sounds like me with my kids half the time, and when they are being quiet you know they are into something!

These are just a few samples of what we have in stock. Stop in and check them out. They are way cool.

For you Copic Marker Lovers: I can assure you that your markers are going to be here soon. Copic called yesterday, and said that the order should ship this week, so I expect to see that package next week. As I was reciting them my form of payment, I about gasped when they told me the total, With that being said, I can let you know that we will have all 4 of our display cases filled to the max by the end of next week, along with some new airbrush machines, and a compressor for you serious addicts!

Adhesive is now back in stock as well. We have been told that there indeed has been issues with the glue glider high tac, and they sent us replacements that have been revamped, and have the new and improved cartridges in stock! along with refills for all you high tac lovers!

I expect the following from these companies within the next few weeks:

Bo Bunny- All 6 new collections.

Remember bloggers, these 6 collections will be limited, so watch your emails and here on the blog for the announcement of when they will be in! You will want to shop them early before they are gone, gone, gone!

Basic Grey Collections: Shipping Soon!

Crate Paper: Shipping Soon. All 3 new collections are on the way! YIPEE!

These are sample layouts that Crate Paper has on their website and a fun Christmas Card to. This Christmas line of papers was a little different than your normal red and green Christmas, so we decided to go along with it, we also have a few other Christmas lines coming in to!

This is enough uploading of pictures for me today! I will share other products that will be arriving as well!

The garage sale went VERY well last week, as well. If you haven't been in yet to pick up your leftovers, then please do, or if you want me to donate, then please let me know!

I will see some of you tonight for the SOLD out card class, and I will see others of you tomorrow for the cardstock sale! See you soon.

I hope you all have a great day.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Whew.......what a busy day! I just finished up meeting with a rep, and boy am I excited to tell you all about the new stuff that will be arriving soon!

FIRST, I want to remind you about the garage sale that starts tomorrow! Yes, Tomorrow at 10am our garage sale will begin.....there is a boat load of good stuff in here! We have a TON of great bargains in here!

Sale will start at 10am tomorrow Thursday August 5th. We will end the sale on Saturday August 7th at 3pm.

I hope you will all stop in and shop these great bargains. There is anything from STAMPS, to papers!

See you tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I have to say I had a great weekend away with some wonderful croppin' buddies. I met a few new faces, and hung out with some old, and it was absolutely amazing!
We cropped, ate (alot), and laughed until we cried! I had an awesome time doing what I love to do, and actually do it for ME. I have to say I loved being able to stay up till 2am, and not get up till 10am. It was definately nice, and I'm pretty sure it is going to become addictive!
I have uploaded a few picts in this post to show you some of my accomplishements for the weekend. This first one is a few pictures of the banner I made with the new halloween line by Graphic 45 that we now have in stock, and in limited quantaties, so if you like, you better get in here quickly!This first photo shows you the end of the banner, on the "N" panel, I used a transparency behind my frame and used the Tim Holtz Masks and the Copic Airbrushing System. I love the effect that I got here! I hope you enjoy it!
This next panel shows the beginning of my banner. On these few panels I used The same paper line, but on the "H" I used the graphite Glimmer Mist, It gave the "H" a little sparkle....The "A" panel I used a scrap of cardboard from our shipments we have already begun to receive from CHA. I peeled away a little of the cardboard giving the corrugated look. and then again sprayed a little Glimmer Mist and decorated. Enjoy.
This next photo that you see is an idea I found amongst the blogs that I daily read. The idea I saw was making your own flowers which seems to be such a hot idea right now. In the idea I saw they used felt to make their flower. .....I was using this craft paper to make a layout for a friend of mine Gerrianne for her kit club using just plain ol' craft paper. I inked the craft paper to give it a little color, and then thought how convienent this burlap would be on this layout of me holding Clayton as a baby with just my jeans being in color and the rest of the picture being in black and white. The burlap was an awesome accent and in my opinion made the page. I cut the burlap into strips to make my flower. Take a look below and let me know what you think. I have this layout in the store, so if you want to see a closeup, stop by!Below is the complete layout. I think this was my favorite accomplishment of the weekend! Thanks Gerri for sharing your stash! xoxo

I really have to say, this little boy is one of my most precious gifts of life. I absolutely love my two little boys.

Below are a few pictures of new product that will be joining us soon by Graphic 45!
We ordered these lines in limited quantities, so when I say it's here you better hurry and get yours while they last!

Now in stock!
Limited Quantities

I hope that you have a great Tuesday! Make sure to stop in this Thursday for our garage sale. Sale starts at 10am sharp, and I'v been peeking, and there is alot of good LOOT.