Tuesday, January 31, 2012

What's coming our way...

Here is a listing of what I have coming to the shop (so far) over the next few months!

7 Gypsies - Postale Collection (papers & embellishments) FEB
7 Gypsies - Misc Unique Metal Embellishments APR

BoBunny - Serenity & Weekend Market (paper & accessories) FEB

Core'dinations - Tim Holtz Kraft Core & Distress Paper Packs (Sizzix Sizes) MAR

Glitz Design - French Kiss (paper & accessories) FEB

Graphic 45 - Old Curiosity Shoppe (paper & accessories) FEB
Graphic 45 - Little Darlings (paper & accessories) FEB
Graphic 45 - Stamps FEB
Graphic 45 - Metal Staples FEB

Jenni Bowlin - Magpie (paper & accessories) FEB

K & Company - SMASH! MAR/APR

Pink Paislee - Indigo Blue & London Market (paper & accessories) MAR

Prima Marketing - Almanac & Nature Garden (paper & accessories) FEB
Prima Marketing - misc Flowers & Trinkets FEB/MAR/APR
Prima Marketing - Mixed Media Album & Covers FEB

Queen & Co - Trendy Tape! FEB

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Pens (sets only) FEB

Simple Stories - Awesome, Documented & Fab-u-lous (papers) FEB
Simple Stories - Mix & Match Albums, This & That Inserts & Pockets MAR

Sizzix - Tim Holtz Alterations FEB/MAR/APR

Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Collections FEB
Stampers Anonymous - Dyan Reaveley 'Dylusions' Stamps & Stencils MAR

Tim Holtz - Idea-ology ( yes, that includes the book)! FEB

Teresa Collins - Everyday Moments & Fabrications (papers & accessories) FEB

I am sure there will be more...not to worry! If there are items that you want to be sure you get, please be sure to email me with your wish list, this is the only way you can be sure to get it and that I have ordered enough throughout my pre-orders with the companies!

Distress Pens & Ideal-ology!

I have had so many inquiries for more info on these pens, well everyone I have done some hunting and think I have found the best yet! Here is a video to Noell Hyman of PaperClipping.com exclusive look with Tim at his new markers - here!

Once again Noell Hyman of PaperClipping.com has an exclusive video with Tim showing all his new Idea-ology products. Great way of having a better idea on size and image! Check it out here!

Monday, January 23, 2012

More Updates....

A few more sneak peeks are up - let me know what you think!

Simple Stories - is showing us the way they taking their company, I am finding it very interesting!

7 Gypsies - images of the new releases are up (Postale & Trousseau) this isn't the 7G blog, but just as good!

okay, now that I shared some good news...allow me to vent a bit (please). I have been spending a lot of time on the net over the last two weeks looking at (and hearing about) all the new stuff that is due to be released at CHA - Winter (January 29), so what is there to complain about you ask? Well I am not sure if I should be complaining or am I just being unrealistic with expectations from CHA past(s)? Sneak Peeks are slow in coming out to the sites and the wires, the wholesalers seem to be bringing in less and less all the time. I try my best to buy from Canadian Wholesalers and Companies, but when wholesalers do not bring in a complete line - let's just say grrrrr! I am finding it very difficult to support my Canadian counterparts when then only bring in lets say 6 papers of an 12 paper collection! What gives? Or they bring in a Stamp and not the items that it is designed to go with? WTH? I am having to purchase broken lines via several different wholesalers just to get it complete!

On that note...I will continue to think happy thoughts and go about my way!

Friday, January 20, 2012

it's up!

maya road has the start of their release(s) up - head over there to see all the new stuff and be sure to leave a comment on their site and have the chance to win some of it!

Loads of new stuff for scrapbooking and crafting alike! I am sooooooo excited!


Simple Stories -has a small sneak peek posted today and are just teasing us with a few new images. Head over to their blog to see it now.

Tim Holtz - has posted his final Idea-ology sneak peek - 'my oh my' is about all I can say! I may have to go out and get a real job to afford to buy all this....'cause I want it ALL!'

Graphic 45 - hasn't shown it all yet on their site/blog, but I am privy to see that there are three new collections and more metal staples! You've seen on the blog Little Darlings and Olde Curiosity Shoppe - now I am seeing yet another collection...Kraft Reflections (and we all know how much I love kraft)!!! As for the Metal Staples - there are listed (so far) - Butterflies, Cloths Pins & Stamped Brads. There is also a Mini Antique Typewriter Wood Mount Stamp Set complete in a interesting tin box (both numbers and letters)!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

CHA Short cut Sneaks!

Well CHA Winter is just around the corner and the sneak peeks are coming out (way too) slowly!

Here are some of the ones I am following for the shop!

7 Gypsies - Gypsies Journal - as of today, no visuals but I know there are some interesting names of papers (looks like three new lines - Trousseau, Postale & Antiquaries) and loads of new embellishments (metal, rub ons, paper and more), 'Paint System' (by Tattered Angels) as well as some Photo Boxes...hmmmm!

BoBunny - BoBunny Blog - loads of images already on the blog. FYI, I am only bringing in Weekend Market and Serenity.

Teresa Collins - Teresa Collins Blog - pretty sure all her images are up now; I plan on bringing in all four new lines!

Glitz Design - Glitz It Now - loads of sneaks up here too. So far I am only bringing in French Kiss.

Tim Holtz - Tim Holz Blog - loads of images and pretty sure I will be bringing a good chunk of it in!

Graphic 45 - G45 Blog - olde curiosity shoppe... there is nothing old about this and I'll be shopping all right!

Prima - Prima Blog - usually I am not a huge fan, bring little bits and pieces in...this time I am VERY intrigued with their releases - loads due to come in!

Simple Stories - Simple Stories Blog - they are showing NOTHING until Friday January 20!

Maya Road - Maya Road Blog - I am sure there will be lots, images have been scarce and all they say is 'soon!'

Jenni Bowlin Merchentile - JB Blog - some of my favourite product ever comes from this talented lady! If there is one thing I hoard..it would be JB product - what if I can't find it again, what if?! If you like anything vintage - then this is the line for you. She never ceases to impress and amaze me - this release is no different! Check this post for some amazing product peaks!

My Mind's Eye - MME Blog or MME Site - once again a product that I love to hoard, use sparingly (just in case) as I am sure is what everyone else does! There are three new collections, I will be brings in bits and pieces of it all!

October Afternoon - OA Blog - just one peek so far, looks pretty cool to me, it is called 9 to 5! But as most of you who know me...know this is not one I hoard - I use it like crazy!

Studio Calico - SC Blog - this is a company that has been around for a while but find in this area has not really hit it off - which is too bad cause I think it is amazing! I really love the 'Classic Calico' line and will for sure be bringing more of it in to create some amazing projects!

So grab a coffee (large one) and have some fun! Don't forget to start your wish lists and be sure to let me know what you want!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


We did...with great pride I must say too! Finally getting back on track after the holidays and that dreaded inventory! Luck for me I had a visitor between Christmas and New Years...one of my besties from Drayton Valley - Holly! We had do much fun - stayed up way too late, but had a blast and worked on three (yes, THREE) projects (didn't finish them all, but they are started)! We used two Kathy Orta projects and one of Laura Denison's.

When I took photos (simple proof that we do exist, and do create every once in a while) I tried to be sure that Holly's side was taken cause mine was a total disaster (kind of embarrassing, but you know what they say about a messy desk)!

Holly's work space....

Wendy's....ugh!...I had a picture of the floor beside me, but decided to take it off as it was pretty nasty!

These are the three projects we worked on (Holly's are on top). Front left to right...Kathy Orta's : The Perfect Little Scrapbook - Plus Soft Spine II; Kathy Orta's Travel Tale's (both found here); and finally Laura Denison's Stack the Deck Mini Album (free tutorial found here). Oh, and the little green bow is a creation we did using Laura Denison's Fast Gift Card Holder (free, here).

K, here we go with a few photos and product....

Mine (on left) I used the My Mind's Eye Everyday Fun Kraft line (6x6 paper pack, sorry now out of stock, but loads of the 12x12 and accessories here)! Holly used the Simple Stories Baby Steps 6x6 (found here). You will note that the spines are different on each - I did the regular spine and she did the hard one (only because I am too impatient to do all that cutting and taping)! My album is made using Medium Weight Raw Chipboard and Holly used light weight which we just grabs out of my stash of chipboard from paper packs.

Here are a few more pictures of mine...
Dies and stamps used: Tim Holtz Alterations Scallops On the Edge Die; Tim Holtz Alteration Movers and Shapers Magnetic Dies Imagine and Dream; The Crafter's Workshop Template - Numbers; Tim Holtz Journey rubber Stamp (from my stash); Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot. Adhesives used were Scor-Tape and Terrifically Tacky Tape.

This next album was a blast to do, but trust me one should not be working on it on the second night of continued creative brain work...one has a hard time comprehending English some times (the operative word being one, and the one being ME)! Most of you who are familiar with this project will wonder what the heck did I do here?! I actually made it into a regular album verses the Gatefold it was supposed to be (sorry, I am just not a fan of them). We used the binding method from the first project. I am very happy with the results - will even be more happy one I finish it!

Hard to see in these photos, but we both used 7 Gypsies Camden 12x12 Paper Packs and any bits of coordinating cardstock we found in my stash (and store). The covers are once again made using the Medium Weight Raw Chipboard and the spine we used light weight. The cardstock was Bazzill Kraft and ink was Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs (found in the Fall Set). Once again, Scor-Tape and Terrifically Tacky Tapes were my choice of adhesive (or my good ol' ATG at the end of the night)!

In this Stack the Deck, we used 7 Gypsies Paddington 12x12 Paper Pack along with some white envelopes (measuring 5 3/4 x 4 3/8", I am thinking they are some old Stampin' Up ones). Ink used to distress was of course - Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot.

You can see that we took a bit of creative license and addes some stamped images and well as tore up the pages and inked and stapled all over the place!

Well, think that be enough for today, this post has been a few weeks in the works, get side tracked with the shop and of course all the buzz with CHA Winter just around the corner! Be sure to come back soon and I will share with you links for all the favorites so you don't have to go hunting!

Loads of new stuff still arriving at the shop, head over and see what's there and note that there is a new feature, let me know what you think....let's hope it works!

until next time...tootles all!