Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Kitschy Kitchen

Introducing KITSCHY KITCHEN by Melissa Frances. It's perfect for capturing some of those favorite family recipes or time spent in the kitchen this holiday season. Enjoy!

(click on an image to enlarge...this will help you see the paper better!)

Hot Chocolate

Check out the new line by Fancy Pants...HOT CHOCOLATE! I love that red bird with the Elvis hair-do...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Small Business Saturday

Happy Small Business Saturday!

Today is the day when we should escape the craziness of the big chain stores and support the small businesses in our area.

I absolutely love this quote taken from a USA Today article (read the entire article here):

Your community wins: For every $100 spent at a local store, $68 stays in your community (according to research firm Civic Economics). That compares with only $43 when you shop at a chain store. Your town gets healthier — and that means the value of your home, the quality of your schools, the response rate of your fire department — all benefit when you shop at a small, local store.

In honor of Small Business Saturday, we're keeping our Black Friday specials (including Silhouettes for $199.99 and Copic markers for 30% off!) going all day long.

On behalf of all the small businesses in our community, THANKS for supporting us. You really do make a difference :)

(Click here to see the Black Friday specials. Sorry, the coupons are no longer valid.)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Black Friday

Happy day-before-Turkey-Day, bloggers!

In case you didn't get our newsletter, click here for our Black Friday specials.

And...WOWZA...there are some sweet knock-your-socks-off, pee-in-your-pants kinda deals! Well, maybe not the pee-in-your-pants part, but you get the point.

All I have to say is make sure you're here on Friday morning...doors open at 10 a.m.!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It's a Sticky Situation...

You've seen these two products in our store, but do you know what they do?

Tracy, from Helmar, created this video to demonstrate how to clean your die cutting mats (Silhouette, Cricut) and re-adhere them using Helmar Remove Cleaner and V2 Vellum Adhesive.


Monday, November 22, 2010

Getting ready for Black Friday!

We are currently working on our Black Friday specials. Be sure keep an eye on your inbox for some AMAZING deals!

We'll be open regular hours on Black Friday - from 10 a.m. to midnight. We've only got a few seats open for the crop on that day...so...if you wanna crop for FREE all day, call us to reserve your spot!

(If you aren't already subscribed to our newsletter, click here.)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Punch Card Sale

Just a reminder that the Punch Card Sale ends TOMORROW! Click here for more info.

And, check out what's new...all kinds of goodies from Art-C and 7Gypsies! Some of the beads and glitter are shown below...

Have you ever made an ATC? ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) are miniature pieces of art that are traded locally and all around the world. The only official rule is that they must measure 2.5" x 3.5". The rest is entirely up to YOU, the artist! Come in and see what all the fuss is about :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

happy HUMP day!

What a wonderful Wednesday!
Hump Day Kits are available today for only $5, while supplies last. And...judging from the looks of it...this kit, designed by Melissa, isn't going to last long. (TRUST ME!!!!)
Have a FABULOUS day :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It's time to clean out your purse!

Dig out all those FULL punch cards and bring 'em in for BIG savings!
1 punch card = 10% off entire purchase
2 punch cards = 20% off entire purchase
3 punch cards = 30% off ONE item
4 punch cards = 40% off ONE item

Offer expires on Saturday, November 20th.

*Sorry, NOT valid on previous purchases, Hump Day Kits, classes or specially marked items. Offer good on regularly priced, in-stock items only. No other discounts or coupons apply. Other restrictions may apply, see store for details.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Attention Harry Potter Fans!!!

Look what's here :)

[UPDATE: We are sold out of the stickers and embellishments but expect more in soon.]

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day

Today, we are offering a 10% discount for everyone in honor of Veteran's Day!
(No coupon is needed...just mention this Blog post.)

And, speaking of Veterans...have you ever been to Washington DC to visit any of the memorials? If not, you should really go.

Last Christmas, we took my Grandfather to the WWII Memorial in DC. He was serving in Hawaii during the attack on Pearl Harbor. His brother was captured as a POW after his plane was shot down in Europe. And, his brother was eventually liberated by his cousin's unit, but this wasn't known until many years later. So...there is a lot of family history surrounding WWII.

Here is my Grandfather in front of the wall of stars. Each of the 4,048 gold stars represents 100 Americans who died during the war.

The design of the WWII Memorial is incredible. It really is a must see.

And...speaking of DC...two years ago on Veteran's Day, we took the kids to visit EVERY memorial. It was a CRAZY day, but an important history lesson for them. Here are some pictures from that trip.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier @ Arlington Cemetery

Korean Memorial

Iwo Jima

Washington Monument

WWII Memorial and Lincoln Memorial (taken from the Washington Monument)

The White House (taken from the Washington Monument)

(if you look closely, you can see Laura Bush and Michelle Obama!)

Vietnam Memorial

WWII Memorial

Roosevelt Memorial

While you're there, be sure to seek out the hidden Einstein statue...very cool :)

Thank you to all who have served and paved the way for our freedom. Have a GREAT day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Treat yourself to a class

**Class Reminder**

Jacque's debut will be THIS Sunday!

Jacque is our newest instructor and her cards using a VERY simple Copic technique are BEAUTIFUL.

There are a few spots left, so sign up today :)

Click here for more info :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New QuicKutz/Lifestyle Crafts Release and Gift Set!

It's that time of year again! Lifestyle Crafts (formerly QuicKutz) introduces a new Winter Wonderland release AND the Winter Wishes Limited Edition Gift Set. Both are in-stock now, and BOTH are limited edition dies. Once they're gone...well...they're gone :)

Click HERE to see the Winter Wishes Limited Edition Gift Set (inspired by Disney!).

Click HERE to see the new Winter Wonderland release.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

New Seasonal Cricut Cartridges

Look what's scheduled to arrive this week...NEW, seasonal Cricut Cartridges!

If you'd like to reserve a cartridge, call the store at 563.9009 and get your name on the list. We'll call you when it arrives :)

Celebrate the magic of Christmas tree decorations with the Trim the Tree cartridge! This cartridge offers a variety of ornament inspired cuts ranging from a candy cane to a wreath. You will absolutely love the sophisticated style and filigree look!

Recreate the look of your grandmother’s Christmas cookies with the Gingerbread cartridge! This seasonal cartridge is filled with gingerbread themed cuts, including snowmen, Christmas stockings, wreaths, and houses. You will adore the cute and whimsical look this cartridge has to offer.

Spread the magic of the winter season with the Winter Lace cartridge! This seasonal cartridge features unique and intricate snowflakes that can be used for any number of winter themed projects. There are also cuts for ten 3D snowflakes, which you can use to create Christmas tree ornaments, mobiles, and other winter d├ęcor!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Notice of Download Card Discontinuance

A Message From Silhouette:

It's been an entire year now since Silhouette America was born and separated from QuicKutz, Inc. We've been growing at a tremendous rate and are excited for some new upcoming products, partnerships, and promotions. As a natural part of our growth it's time to discontinue the Silhouette download cards created under the QuicKutz brand prior to October 2009.

If you have a download card with a QuicKutz logo on it, be sure to apply it to your account balance in the Silhouette Online Store by December 31, 2010. If not applied to an account, these cards will no longer be valid after December 31, 2010. Once your card is applied to your account the credits will remain there until you decide to use them and will NOT expire at the end of the year. All other Silhouette download cards will continue to be valid. Only those with the QuicKutz logo will be discontinued on this date.

How to Use a Download Card:

If you have a download card and you're not sure how to apply it to your account balance, follow these simple steps:
1. Run the Silhouette software (Silhouette Studio™ or ROBO Master)
2. With a new document open, click the Online Store (or Purchase Online) button in the toolbar on the left
3. Sign in to the Silhouette Online Store by creating a new free account, or using your existing username and password
4. Once you've signed in, click the My Account link displayed at the top of the window
5. Click the link to Apply a Download Card to my Balance and follow the instructions on that page
6. Once the download card has been applied to your balance, you may throw it away

You can use your download card to download new cuttable designs for your Silhouette. There's no cost or subscription to use your download card, so what are you waiting for? Create your free account and make good on those free shapes.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

New Tim Holtz

Tim Holtz is in the house! Well, not HIM...but rather his new products :)

Introducing one new Paper Stash (Seasonal) and two new Salvage Stickers (Seasonal and Lost and Found).

Get 'em now, because they're going fast!

For more info, click here and here to see more info about these products on Tim's blog.