If you are like me, you need something to store your "gadgets" in. Since NESTIES come taped in a package, it makes it difficult to store and carry. Well, this is a simple and inexpensive way to store your NESTABILITIES dies.
I took an old CD case (the wider kind without the raised center that holds the CD's) and some magnet strips and adhered them to the inside walls of the CD case. I placed my NESTIES on the magnets and they are ready to go! Close the case and slip them in my cropping bag.
You could get creative and decorate the outside of the cases, but I like seeing what design is on the inside.....because I have more than one set......many more.....LOL
Ok, not delicious ham and cheese sandwiches, but a NESTABILITES sandwich.
We are just loving our NESTIES and CUTTLEBUGS and I thought I would share a "recipe" with you.
To make a gorgeous embossed image with the Cuttlebug and NESTABILITY you start with the "A" plate, then put the "B" plate on top of that followed by the NESTIE (cut side up), the paper you are embossing, a RUBBER PLUMBING GASKET (which can be purchased at Menards in the plumbing dept.), three pieces of cardstock (or in my case I found a chipboard piece that was the exact same depth) and topped off by the other "B" plate. Roll your "Sandwich" through and
you have a perfect embossed image of the cutting plate.
We have also had some success with embossing with our BRASS templates using a similar recipe. You might have to tweak the shims (cardstock or chipboard pieces) to fit your BRASS Template design.
Have you seen the NESTABILITIES we have in stock? These awesome die cutting tools work great in our CUTTLEBUG machines. This week I will be giving tips on things you can do with them and other great ideas.
If you haven't seen a DEMO of the CUTTLEBUG in action, stop by the store, we can show you what you've been missing.
We have lots of yummy MAKING MEMORIES NOTEWORTHY papers, chipboard, stickers and notebooks....did you miss them last time you were in...check them out net time you are in...and don't forget to check out the upcoming classes on the class board.
Tina Freeman, a PRIMA PRIMADONNA and published scrapbooker, will be joining us at PICTURE THIS to teach a class using the PRIMA Paintables and other PRIMA products. Tina also designs for Thermo-Web and Around the Block.
Space is limited, so call the store to reserve your spot.
The class is $25 and you will come away with 2 scrapbook pages (and all the extra materials), great techniques and a whole lot a fun!
Tina also has a ton of prizes to give away during class so you don't want to miss this one.
We are in the middle of our search for the next Picture This Customer Design Team.
Do you like to work with different products? Do you like a challenge? All we need from you is two layouts and one card or altered project that showcase your creative talents. Tenure for this team will be from August to January 2009. The projects you turn in for your application will be your first assignment. Deadline for consideration for our team is July 25th. We will announce the team on July 31st.
Projects must be made with current product that is available for purchase at Picture This.
What's in it for you? A 20% discount during your tenure as a Design Team member. Each month you will be given either a $10 store credit to work with or product to play with. For example: if you get a $2 set of stickers, you will get $8 in store credit. Each month we want two layouts or one layout and two cards or an altered project. We always want at least two projects with one being a layout. Your projects will be displayed on our Design Team board for one month and then it will be displayed in its appropriate spot in the store for two months (or until the product in project is gone). You get all your projects back.
Are you just chomping at the bit to see some of the new things that PROVO CRAFT will be releasing for the CUTTLEBUG? We have been too, and we got a sneak peak at the cool new designs that will be coming in. If you want a sneak peak, and get your name on the list for the first ones to come in, stop by the store and see the "LIST". We have pictures of the newest embossing folders and the new border sets....you have JUST GOT to see them!!! You will love them as much as we already do.
The big trade show is coming up fast....which means new things...yes more NEW THINGS...will be hitting the shelves. We have been trying hard to keep making room for the newest releases as the boxes arrive. We have tons of new things to enjoy...stop by and see what we have been unpacking this week!
You can see the progress on Greenhaven too....there are walls already!
Coming up in just a few short weeks we are having the A*MUSE A*PALOOSAstamp extravaganza. July 7-13th, 2008 will be packed with fun, stamps, crafting and all kinds of great opportunities to learn something new. Check out the A*MUSE A*PALOOSA website for details on participating stores (like US!!) and see what we have coming up!
Plus you should check out their BLOG for great contests that are going on already... who doesn't love to win stuff?
Mark your calendars...better yet, reserve your seat now for these dates. Paid reservations guarantee your spot.
Scrap 'til Midnight's
$9 includes snack and prize drawing
All Day Crops
$10...includes lunch and door prizes
Remember, if you sign up for a Friday STM and there is a All Day Crop the following day you can leave your things overnight and start where you left off the night before....think off all the crafting you can get done!!
We have tons going on in JUNE, don't miss a thing.
June 12th: Butterflies and Flowers 6-7:30pm with Barb E
Make some fabulous cards with our new INKADINKADOO stamps and some of the new lines of BASIC GREY papers. You will make 3 elegant cards. $8
June 17th: Monkey Love 1-3pm or 5:30-7:30 with Barb P
Make 3 cards with Monkey images that make you smile! You will be using embossing powders, colored pencils and mica paints in this class. $8
June 19th: Animal ATC cards from 1-3pm or 5:30-7:30 pm with Barb P
Kiddos (ages 7 and UP) can make 3 cards in class and one to take home to complete. This class is intended to include moms, Grandmas and kids and their friends (must be 7 or older)....oh, and Dad's are certainly welcome too! $5
June 23rd: "Creative Kids Camp" from 3-4pm with Leann
Kids can come and make a fun summer page and card. $5
June 26th: "Lunch and Learn" from noon to 1pm with Leann
Run over on a lunch break and get a light lunch and make two cards using different techniques. $6
Stop by the store or visit the STORE website for photos and more details.
Photo from June 3rd....the in-floor heating is all installed and the concrete pour is complete. Your toes will be toasty warm when you are crafting away on cold winter day/nights (that would be nice even on these cool Spring days!!)
Photo from June 5...the outside framing walls are up!
...nope, we are just busy at the store trying to find space for some of the new stuff....REMINISCE arrived...and we are still trying to find room for it....lol!
Restocks on INKADINKADOO.......and we sold out on some of those in less than 2 hours....go figure...the stuff is awesome!
THREE, count them 3 new page kits hit the floor and more are in the works.
Don't forget to keep your crafty bone busy with the DESIGN TEAM tryouts coming up. We will be looking for awesome designers to work with our products and make pages and cards and anything paper to be displayed throughout the store. Sound good to you? Well, a discount has GOT to sound really good. More details to come. Our current DESIGN team is working on their last assignment.....BASIC GREY and SCENIC ROUTE papers will be the highlight this time around.....wait for those pages ( or cards) to hit the DESIGN TEAM wall.
I will be posting some pictures of the progress on the retreat house, GREENHAVEN RETREAT, being built behind the store tomorrow...stay tuned!