Sunday, November 30, 2008

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Friday, November 28, 2008

He's doing it again!

Tim Holtz will be doing his 12 days of Christmas tags again starting December 1st. Last year's were so amazing and we learned lots of new techniques. I can't wait to see what he comes up with this year! Plus, we got in his new Christmas Stamps last week and the new Metallic Crackle paints arrived today...

Monday, November 24, 2008

The people have spoken

Apparently there are a lot of people who do NOT watch football on New Year's Day so they would rather come to crop! That's great! I'm looking forward to spending the day cropping with friends. We will have a New Year's Crop from 11am-5pm. Cost will be $20 per person and will include a lunch of pasta, bread and salad. Sign up early - judging from the response we've gotten this will sell out early.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

New Tim Holtz stamps

Have you seen them? The new Christmas designs from Tim Holtz are awesome and we have them in stock! Check them out on his blog.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Good news- updated...

It looks like we are going to receive some of the the Lace Tree Cuttlebug folders. I got the invoice for them today so I should get the shipment in a day or so. We will fill requests in the order they were received. Thanks for your patience!

Updated 11/18 at 3:00pm
No- we did not get them. I re read the invoice and I was looking at the order column. It said, ordered 18, the next column said 0 shipped.... Sorry! I was really hoping they were coming.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Anyone interested?

Anyone interested in coming to a crop on New Year's Day?
We are normally closed that day but if there is enough interest in cropping/shopping I will come in and open the store. Email or comment here if you are interested so I can set up the January schedule. Thanks.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Quick update

No you didn't miss it; I did not send an email newsletter out this past week. Things were just too busy. Never fear, there will be one sent this Wednesday (or maybe Thursday:))-

Lots of stuff has been coming in each day, and we are trying to keep up with filling all of the special orders. We are having a very hard time getting the Cuttlebug Lace Tree back in stock, it is sold out through Provocraft and our distributor; so if you are waiting for that I'm sorry it is not in yet and honestly, I don't know if we will ever get it. The website that I usually access to find out availabilitly of PC products has been messed up for the last few days. The last tyime I checked they had some folder coming in on Nov 27th but I don't know if the Lace Tree was one of them.

The same is happening with the Martha Stewart Icicle punch. We had 12 on order and when the order came today the punches were not in it. I was told by my rep last week that they were out of stock and had no plans to re-order, but when I called Wilton to ask they would not confirm that. Keep your fingers crossed.

Everyone waiting for the Hero Arts stamps I used on my sample cards should have gotten a call today. That order came in this morning. Of course, by afternoon the extras I had ordered were also sold.

I think the problem this year is that many manufacturers were concerned that they may get stuck with products because of the economy so they cut back on production. Unfortunately, we are just starting into the holiday season and are already sold out of many seasonal items! My advice to you is if you see a product you want, don't wait! Once an item is out of production we can't get it again. That has never been a big problem in the past, but I think you will see it more now.

As for what HAS come in...
Cosmo Cricket Christmas line (it's gorgeous); Cloud 9 Finley's estate, Cat's Pajamas clear and wood stamps, Kaisercraft rhinestones and more. Come in and check it out.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Thank you for voting

No matter who you voted for, I thank you for doing your part for our country. We had a tremendous turnout for our Election Day special so I know many of you went to the polls. Now that the election is over we can focus on the fun stuff... The Holidays!!!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Moving right along

WOW! I can't believe how fast the new Tim Holtz stuff has moved through here. Over the weekend we had several people come in and buy one of everything from the new release! Don't worry, I have already reordered the Distress Stickles (we still have a few left but they will most certainly be gone after Donna's Cuttlebug Christmas class tomorrow). I also have already sent in a reorder for the Basic Grey Wassail - several of the papers and the 6x6 pads flew out of here over the weekend; oh the glazed brads too.

My fourth Cricut class has sold out (who woulda thought?) so I am looking at possible dates for another. Any interest is doing a morning class? Most of the evenings are pretty much booked between now and the end of the year.

Store Calendar

Class sample slideshow