Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Happy Hump Day!

Hump Day Kits available today by the lovely Michelle! Only $5 while supplies last.

♫ ♪ Going to the Chapel ♫ ♪

For those of you who know Linda, you know that she's been planning her son's wedding for the past year and a half. Well, the wedding was last weekend, and it was simply BEAUTIFUL!! We thought you might want to see how it turned out:)

(For those that don't know Linda, she recently retired from our store...she's the one in the fabulous orange/pink dress!)

I see lots of scrappin' in Linda's future (wink, wink)...


*All images shown here are from Caties Photography.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Limited Edition Cricut Cartridges

We got these in last week, and they sold out before we could even post them on the blog! (The Thanksgiving cartridge is currently IN STOCK but almost gone!)

We'll be placing another order on Friday, so let us know if you'd like us to hold one for you. Your name will be put in "the book", and we'll call you when it arrives. All cartridges are $24.99.

And, by the way...all images and descriptions were taken directly from the Cricut website. I'm disclaiming. Is that even a word?!?

OH! One more thing...the first meeting of the Cricut Club meets THIS Sunday! If you're not already signed up for it, let us know if you'd like to attend. It's FREE :)


Show your gratitude for the good times this year with the Thanksgiving cartridge! This charming Thanksgiving themed cartridge is filled with images such as pilgrims, food, and phrases. You can create place settings, dinner invitations, and much more in no time at all!

Spread joy this holiday season with the Christmas Cards cartridge! You will love the variety of Christmas cards featured on this cartridge, including blank cards that you can design on your own. This cartridge also includes cuts for two different envelopes.

Create your very own wintertime town with the Christmas Village cartridge! Not only does the cartridge contain cuts for a more modern village, but it also includes cuts for a nativity setting. You can decorate like never before this holiday season!


The following two cartridges are ones we carried over the (end of) summer but still get asked about. Again, if you're interested, let us know by Friday :)

Put the scares back into Halloween with the October 31st seasonal cartridge! You will absolutely love the clean and classic designs, including haunted houses, gravestones, jack-o’-lanterns, and more. These images are a great addition to any scrapbook, party d├ęcor, or other project!

Quench the summer heat with the H2O cartridge! This seasonal cartridge is brimming with delightful water themed images like suntan lotion, a lifeguard, swim goggles, and more. Whether you’re looking for the perfect image for your summer pool party invitation or to reinvent your living space, this cartridge is sure to be a hit!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Welcome Lilly Bee Design!

Give a warm welcome to our newest paper maker...

Check out their two latest collections...Catching Fall and Domestic Bliss.

And...I think you'll love the rub-ons that coordinate with these lines...

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sunday, FUNday!

Reminder! Sally Lynn is coming THIS SUNDAY!

Do you have all your supplies ready? Double check by clicking here.

For those taking the Beach Album class, we're getting in a shipment (today) of water brushes and brown ink. Also, if you're looking for the Fabritac glue, we have the Helmar 450 in stock. You'll love the 450 :) We also have the quick stick tools in stock.

Have fun and enjoy the class(es)!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


A must have for all card makers...check out the new SCOR-BUDDY!

The Scor-Buddy was designed for card makers on the go and has grooves every 1/4" across the board, plus 1/8" grooves for the first and last inch of the board. It measures approx. 9" x 7.5" and has a fence down the left side. A Scor-Tool is included in the snap-in holder and it comes with its own FREE faux ultra suede carry tote.

Monday, September 20, 2010

New Fancy Pants

Happy Monday, bloggers!!

We have two new lines to share with you this beautiful morning...

It's Your Day (birthday, celebration) and Tradition (Christmas) by Fancy Pants. ( can click on the image for a bigger view.)


Saturday, September 18, 2010

New Collections by Bo-Bunny

Love me some Bo-Bunny!

Five new collections have arrived...Whoo-ligans (Halloween), Learning Curve (vintage school), Olivia (Fall, girly), Winter Joy (winter blues, greens, purples) and Noel (vintage Christmas).

Click here to check out some great samples on their blog using these collections.

Have a GREAT weekend :)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Autumn Splendor can't really FEEL Fall coming yet (what's up with these warm temperatures?!?!), but before we know it, we'll be pulling out the Halloween decorations and enjoying cool, crisp mornings. To help get you in the mood is a beautiful, new collection by The Paper Loft...Autumn Splendor. We have paper packs for both the pattern paper AND the cardstock :)

Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Happy Hump Day!

Woo hooo!! Hump Day kits are BACK!

Starting today and every Wednesday going forward, there will be a featured Hump Day kit available at the store for only $5!

We'll provide all the products you need plus a color copy of instructions...all you have to do is put it together and add the pictures :)

Here's the catch...our Hump Day kits don't stick around for too long. So...get your booty in the store OR pre-pay so that you are guaranteed a kit.

Today's kick-off layout is brought to you by MELISSA. Happy Hump Day to all!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

NEW Teresa Collins!

For those who know Teresa Collins, she is a BLING kinda gal :) Here are a few of her new embellishments from her BLINGAGE line...

I don't have a cute little image for her new FREESTYLE collection, but here is a picture that was taken at her booth at CHA. This is a great FRIENDS theme collection full of pinks and oranges. My daughter went crazy over the pink camo paper :)

My FAVORITE Christmas collection of the season...NOEL! Make sure you feel the paper used for this's heavy duty and beautiful.

Next up is GIVING THANKS. Many of you have seen the mini-album that Jody created...THIS is the paper she used...

CELEBRATE! Take a look at the transparencies in this line...cute, cute, cute!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Half Price, Baby!

We had an amazing Consignment Sale this past weekend!
Today is the LAST day! make it even more appealing... almost everything today in the Consignment Sale is HALF OFF*!

Shop 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for some amazing HALF PRICE deals :)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Be there or be square.

Today's the big day.

Our Consignment Sale starts at 11.

(Volunteers get to shop at 10 so don't freak out when you see people in the room early!)'s this for cool...

Monday will be HALF PRICE day for Consignment Sale items. That means whatever doesn't sell today or tomorrow, goes down to HALF PRICE on Monday. My advice would be DON'T WAIT though. There are some amazing deals in there. If you eye something you really like, it might not be there on Monday.

Again, sale starts today at 11 and ends Monday at 2.

Happy shopping!

Friday, September 10, 2010

A perfect weekend for scrapbook shopping!

Happy Friday Bloggers!!!

I hope you are all ready for our first Consignment Sale!!! We have a crop room FULL of all kinds of items marked at LOW, LOW prices. There are so many items, that we'll be spilling out of the crop room and putting tables out in the store to display some of them. Here's just a sampling of stuff: stamps (LOTS of Stampin' Up!), punches, embellishment, stickers, markers, ribbon, trimmers, scissors, totes, organizational items, Sizzix dies, QuicKutz dies, Cricut products, books, CHEAP magazines, templates, paper, little paper sewing machines, Creative Memories products, circle cutters and LOTS more.

Trust me when I say that you are going to be AMAZED by the amount of products and the INCREDIBLE prices!

It all starts tomorrow and goes until Monday at 2.

And, while you're there...check out the three newest lines by Basic Grey...Wander, Pyrus and Jovial.

Have a GREAT weekend!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Calling all Cricuteers!

Come join us for the first Tidewater Cricut Club meeting. The first meeting will be a very informal meet and greet to find out what area Cricut crafters would like to learn to make the best use of their Cricut machine.

Are there buttons on your machine that you do not understand and are afraid to push? Have you not even taken your machine out of the box? We can share information, ideas and techniques.

The meeting will be hosted by Barry and is expected to last about an hour and a half to two hours (depending on our discussions). This meeting is more of an information gathering session, so there will NOT be a class fee.

Please bring paper and pencil for notes.

Sunday, October 3rd
2 - 4 p.m.

Call 563.9009 to reserve your seat!

**Space is limited**

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wacky Wednesday - EXTENDED!

Good news! We're extending Wacky Wednesday through September!

****TODAY ONLY****

40% off any Fiskars Squeeze Punch

*May not be combined with other coupons or discounts. Applies to in-stock items only.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Magnet and Tattoo Paper by Silhouette

What's new from Silhouette, you ask?

First...have you tried the pens on your Silhouette? If not, you really should. To add to the color selection, Silhouette just released the Metallic Sketch Pen Pack. It contains four colors...silver, gold, copper and white. Silver, copper and white are great for use on dark papers. Gold, silver and copper have a metallic sheet that gets more shimmery with each pass of the pen. Try "double cutting" your sketch design for a more pronounced effect.

Magnet Paper - use the Silhouette's print and cut feature to make magnets out of your favorite Silhouette designs.

Temporary Tattoo Paper - print your favorite designs on this unique paper with your home inkjet printer. Then, with the included adhesive, use the Silhouette's print and cut feature to cut around each printed design. Silhouette temporary tattoos apply easily with water, generally last a day or two, and can be removed with a washcloth and warm water.

Here's a little photo of the Silhouette team using their temporary tattoos...or at least I THINK they are temporary! There's a couple people you might recognize...Kris (who many of you know from SCRAP-A-GANZA or his many store visits) is in the middle showing off his big guns...Brian (if you've ever called Silhouette and got amazing customer service, Brian may have been your man) is on the top row in the black shirt...and Derek (looking very "thug", on the bottom row with the white hat) may have also provided you with stellar customer service. The guy on the bottom right, in the blue shirt, is Chris...he's about to move to the Netherlands to open the Silhouette Europe office. I think I may need to find a reason to visit him :)

Happy creating!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

A few of my favorite things :)

We hope you're enjoying this beautiful holiday weekend :)

Please note that we are closing early at 5:00 p.m. on Monday in honor of Labor Day.

Here's a look at a few new things in the store that make me happy:

Adorable monsters and fun eyeballs by SEI! Perfect for that "lil monster" in your life :)

The amazingly popular Tool Box totes! There are a few reasons why I love these totes...they fit your Silhouette AND your trimmer...the colors are bright (pink, lime, navy)...and the hibiscus pattern is fun.

This Wave Crashers collection also carries the hibiscus theme :)

The new Fall collection by Moxxie reminds me of cooler days ahead...

And cooler days ahead means Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner!

The picture isn't the greatest (sun glare), but check out these fun alphabet chipboard stickers by Cosmo Cricket! (And, while you're at it, take note of the cute Halloween ones next to it.)

This week, we welcomed a new adhesive company to our store...Helmar. You will see products including tape runners, liquid glue dots (so that you can make glue dots whatever thickness you like), spray on adhesive (great for vellum and revitalizing Silhouette/Cricut mats), adhesive remover (perfect for removing any ahesive, including the gunk on your Silhouette/Cricut mats), liquid glue and 450 Quick Dry. 450 Quick Dry is a stainless, crystal clear, fast drying glue ideal for all kinds of crafting projects. You can even use it on clothes because it WON'T come off in the wash machine! (If you love Zip Dry, you'll love this too!)

Little stickers by Karen Foster! See the FAMILY one on the bottom right...the one with the family stick figures on the window?!? It makes me want to take a picture of my car and scrapbook it! Just think of how old your car will look to your kids when they are flipping through your scrapbook in 20 years :)

Glazed cardstock by Bazzill! Love, love, LOVE this line! This is perfect for both scrapbookers AND card makers. And...see the white? Well, you can't really see the patterns on it in this picture, but here's an idea...use your ink and your Ink Blending Tool (a la Tim Holtz)...rub the paper with any ink color(s) you want...and the glazed parts will actually RESIST the ink. This way, you can make the paper ANY color and still maintain the pattern!

Storage bins in 3 new colors! A friend gave me this non-scrapbooking idea...using your vinyl (or whatever else you want), label a storage bin with your child's name and use it to store all their school papers. What a GREAT idea! No more searching the house for that one certain form that has to be returned by Monday :)

I know it's early to start thinking about Christmas...but...check out these adorable brads by My Mind's Eye. If you haven't used these embellishments before, they make a beatiful addition to your page :)

We hope you have a SAFE and ENJOYABLE holiday weekend!