Sunday, August 31, 2008

More photos or new things

We just got in these journaling cards from Pebbles Inc.  They are perfect for adding that extra touch to your pages or, if you just want to create a photo album, they are sized to fit right into the page protectors of a 4X6" album.  You will find these located in the ALBUM section, but we have several styles by themes.
SANDYLION goodies.  We have several new styles from the  makers at SANDYLION...and we are loving them.  Flowers, bugs and'll just have to stop by to see what all we have. 
And this last one seemed appropriate for the Labor Day weekend....a grill, with hotdog and mustard.

Saturday, August 30, 2008


This GORGEOUS tree is an Independent Retailer exclusive stamp....and isn't it BEAUTIFUL?

Friday, August 29, 2008

I have pictures...

...finally.  We have been so busy putting the tons and tons of product away, we just haven't had time to take pictures of all the cool stuff.

Here are pictures of the newsest HERO ARTS cute!  We have the FULL NEW LINE.  Look at all the cute BLING added to each stamp....what could be easier?

We have so much new stuff coming in that we have also been busy moving things around to make room for some sections that have gotten larger.  The next time you stop by the store you might need a map to find where your favorite product went!  Don't hesitate to ask....we can help find it.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Rainy Thursday

It's a perfect day to head to the store to see the items we have received in the last few days.  There is something new every day.

I know we have gotten in some new Sandylion papers and goodies, this company has really upped the "cool factor" in their lines and it is one of my current favs...can't wait to get to work today!!

I have been busy creating pages and cards with the new Basic Grey we got in, I just can't get enough of that one either.  Check out the "CRAFTY" link to the right to see projects I have been doing.  Of course, you will see a lot of CUTTLEBUG usage there too!!  More Hannah Montana items are in...papers!

Upcoming events and information:

Don't forget to sign up for the SCRAPPINK event on September 27th, a GOOD TIME for a GOOD CAUSE. 100% of your $10 for the crop goes to the Susan G Komen For a Cure Fund.  We will be providing you with a light lunch, snacks and, of course, prizes!!

Only a few days left to use the AUGUST coupon on the website.  Check that out to see if it might benefit you.

Check out our class board for upcoming classes.  We have the Make & Take Scrappages tomorrow from 1-3pm.  Fro $3.00 you will go home with a finished page you can just add your favorite photos to.

Hope to see you at the store!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tuesday Tuesday

Summer is ending and so is

  Tomorrow is our last WWW day.

We have had fun with our Summer Specials program
and we are going to let the WWW go out with a bang.

I don't normally reveal what the Wild Wacky Special is...but
I am going to let you know a few of our deals...just this once....shhh, don't tell Leann

We are having a PAPER clearance papers 4 for $1 (or 25c each)
The DOLLAR basket will be filled with goodies
Italian Charms will be 99 cents each!!
our best deal....DOUBLE PUNCHES on all regular price purchases....
(so no punches for sale or clearance items, CUTTLEBUG machine purchases, coupon purchases or other offers)

This WEDNESDAY is the LAST Wild Wacky Wednesday....don't miss it!

Sunday, August 24, 2008


It's official.  I have been waiting months to get into the CERTIFIED FISKARS DEMONSTRATOR program and I finally got the email that a class was going to be held in the FISKARS Headquarters, "would I be interested in driving to Madison for it?"  YOU BET!! After a few (about 10-12) emails were sent back and forth, I was able to get not only myself but two others from the Picture This staff into the class and we are now ALL official CFD's!
The photo below is (left to right) 
Nikki (CFD Coordinator), Dawn, Maya (our fabulous Teacher), Leann and Barb
In our 4 hour class we learned about a lot of cool FISKARS tools that Maya had brought along with her and Nikki (CFD coordinator and staffer at headquarters) even let us play with some new ones...since we were at the HQ, we were able to see a lot of cool things.
A little fun  with the big scissors...
And a little MORE fun.....

We all had a  really great day and we are excited to teach others how to use all the great FISKARS tools that you might already own and the ones you REALLY REALLY need to get!  I know I learned a bunch of new things and am excited about some new innovations in the tools we played with.  Who knew there were SO MANY cutting tools!!

Stop by the store and we can show you.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

A few new things that may interest you...

Bo Bunny papers.....the topside
The backside!....both are so pretty!!
Basic Grey BUTTON goodness
New stamps and bling

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Hannah Montana & High School Musical

Stamps and Stickers and Embellishments are HERE!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Too pretty not to share...

I am so in love with the "AMBROSIA" paper from Basic Grey, I just had to have a piece of everything.....and the "EVA" paper too.....and some of the "OFFBEAT".....


Look at the pretty fibers to go with AMBROSIA...have to get some of that too....

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Camps & Classes

We have had so many classes this month already and we still have a few left.  Need something to do before the craziness of school gets started (mine already has...).  Check out the list below for a fun evening getaway.

August 21st:
"Bo Bunny" Stamping Techniques Camp
You'll create 2 pages plus 3
more projects using one set of
"Bo Bunny" clear stamps.
(Included in class fee - stamp set)
Please bring scissors and adhesive.
(Leann) $22.oo
($15.75 stamp set included!)

August 28th:
10 for $10 Card Camp
Grab a friend or 2 and come
create 10 cards. You'll have fun
and stock up on your cards at
the same time.
(Please bring scissors and
adhesive.) Lacey $10.oo

August 29th:
We are having a SCRAPPAGES Make & Take 
Anytime between 1 and 3pm 
you can come in 
and create a page for $3
Anyone is welcome

September 4th
10 for $10 Card Camp
Grab a friend or 2 and come
create 10 cards. You'll have fun
and stock up on your cards at
the same time.
(Please bring scissors and
adhesive.) Lacey $10.oo
(Repeat of August 28th)

September 15th
The Cat's Meow Card Class
Join us to create 3 PURRRfectly adorable cards
Leann $8.00

Monday, August 18, 2008

Another page kit

Another awesome page has hit the floor at the store.  This one was designed by Leann and will be perfect for summer or fall pages, mom pages or whatever works for you!  A quick easy way to get a page done and in your book.

Check out the other great designs we have in the store.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

For a cause

Have you signed up for the SCRAP PINK event at the store?  Space is limited, so make sure you are signed up for the crop on September 27th and 100% of the $10 crop fee goes to the Susan G Komen for a Cure fund.  Food and prizes will be donated by Picture This...don't miss the fun and the chance to change someone's life.

We also have a member of our staff participating
 in a walk to benefit Multiple Sclerosis.

Challenge Walk 2008 Icon

Barb Eckes is trying to earn $1500 for the 
You can help by purchasing a candy bar at the store for just $1.
Or, click HERE to donate straight to the MS Society on Barb's behalf.
Click on "donate to Barbara" and follow the prompts.

Thank you

Saturday, August 16, 2008

It has arrived

We have the new REMINISCE papers in the store.  The new school themed line with everything you need from PRESCHOOL to SENIOR year.  Papers, rub-ons and stickers.

Friday, August 15, 2008


I think I have shared these with you before but I have to say, these little "gems" are awesome!  Pretty colors and great sizes, what is not to love?  There are even pearls in different colors.  The ones you see on the top (in the swirl design) are actually separate gems in graduated sizes.  On the bottom of the photo there are cute designs that can be laid out as is.

KaiserCraft also has some awesome paper sets that we have in store and some cool albums.  Check them out.

In other news:  we have gotten in several shipments from PROVO CRAFT...we are literally drowning CUTTLEBUG dies and embossers and more from PROVO CRAFT.  

Jennan Papers

We loved these textured papers from Jennan Enterprises at CHA.  I have mentioned these before in blog posts but there are some cool details I haven't mentioned
These papers, while very awesome in color and design, also have one more AWESOME detail....they are made from 100% RECYCLED paper in the good ole' USA.  With all the talk about people going green and BUYING AMERICAN MADE, this is a company after our own hearts.

Check out the other designs from JENNAN we have in store....this one was my favorite!

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Saturday September 27th is the official SCRAPPINK crop at PICTURE THIS

Scrap with us from 10-5pm and 100% of your $10 registration fee goes to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure fund.  Call today to save your seat.

Prizes, fun and food will be provided by Picture This.

More details to come....

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

One more thing...

These cool Halloween Stamps arrived yesterday from INKADINKADOO.  These are part of our Buy 2 get 1 FREE board.  Check out the great samples they sent along

And, if you want to see some card samples made with the new CUTTLEBUG embossers and die on my crafty blog link to the right---->
I am going to post a new one every day this week! pressure or anything.....LOL

Page kits and more

A quick photo of the Art Blanche chipboards we received a week or so cute would these be on a page?
And another page kit..... this one is titled "Stars of Blue".  A quick easy page you can put together and add a title of your choosing.

We put out 4 different page kits yesterday, all crafted by staff members.  Check them out next time you are in the store.

GREEN HAVEN RETREAT update: the building is nearing completion and most of the work is taking place inside.  If you want to see a photo gallery of the progress inside and out, click on the link to the right or click HERE to see more details.  An OPEN HOUSE at the retreat is scheduled for September 11th from 4-8pm and September 13th from 1-5pm.

Monday, August 11, 2008

New page kit

This "CAMPING" kit has hit the floor to help 
you complete your camping and vacation photos.  
A quick easy way to get a page done.

We have many other styles available too 
with a few more new ones hitting the floor this week.  
Check them out on your next stop into the store.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


One of our favorite products to use with our Cuttlebug...besides the Cuttlebug dies and embossers of course!  Spellbinders has a ton of cool new dies that were released at the Trade Show a few weeks ago....and a few are starting to arrive.  If you haven't seen these in action, have one of us show you a quick demo when you stop by the store.

Friday, August 8, 2008

More pictures....

It's 8-8-08 and it's time to celebrate.....the cool stuff we have in store!  
I have more photos to share with you today.
Hannah Montana Stamps in cool CD cases!
Inkadinkadoo stamps in cool Halloween these!
Kaiser Craft....such cool stuff, makes you want to buy it all.....the greatest bling ever!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

New things

Finally, some photos to back up all my talk!  Here are the Dream Street papers..the whole boxful was awesome, so it was hard to pick just one collection to photograph...and this is only three out of the six from that must come to the store to see the other the other collections..............
The photo does not do them justice!
The stamps!  Really cool stamps from Inkadinkadoo, Sandy Lion and more.....again, too hard to pick just one to photograph....but I picked these!
And, of course, the CUTTLEBUG goodness.  Look at all those embossing folders and dies!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Wild Wacky Wednesday

What will it be today?

Have you missed the "WWW" is the past?

Each Wednesday we have a might be a deal on stickers, rub-ons...or whatever

there might be a deal on some never know

we have even had a percent off purchase day on "WWW"

SO, what will it be today?  You have to stop by the stop and find out....

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

More new things

We have the newest CUTTLEBUG folders and dies...we literally buried in boxes on this shipment!!

We have new SPELLBINDERS in the stuff!!

We have ART BLANCHE chipboard

We have JENNAN PAPERS...a totally new company that uses RECYCLED papers!!!

And EK SUCCESS new goodies are here.....

I know there is more, but there is so much coming in I can't keep up.

Don't forget about our BLOGAVERSARY today....your one day to celebrate that fact that I have been sitting here typing for one year....LOL!!  Click on the link in a previous post for your's ONLY GOOD TODAY!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

They have arrived.....

CUTTLEBUGs have arrived!!!!!1

The shipment we have been waiting for is finally here....we received a few of the newest things a week ago, but this is the big one.....calls for pre-ordered stuff are going out now.  If you didn't get on the list, we still have plenty of the new ones for you too!!!


Don't forget about the BLOGAVERSARY coming up on TUESDAY August 5th, 2008

I have been bringing you updates, projects, news and more for almost a year, so we want to celebrate your readership.

Click this BLOGAVERSARY link to find your coupon, print and bring it in on Tuesday August 5th for your savings.

Sunday, August 3, 2008


You  may have noticed our sign has been updated behind the store to include the GREEN HAVEN RETREAT
Here is the latest picture of the new building.....see how close it is to the store?....that is our roofline on the left edge of the bottom photo.

Things are progressing nicely with the building.  Most of the work since June has been on the inside update photos just don't change!  Maybe I can get a sneak peek of the inside one of these days.