Thursday, June 30, 2011
They are here!
Amazing as always.Somerset Studio.
Thumbing through it as I type.
Another wonderful issue.
Just out of the box and we've already sold one.
This is a fun issue, I just wanna go make little cute things!
We also have tons of restocked staple items: Ranger Distress Inks, Reinkers, Distress Stains, Tim Holtz Ideaology Tissue Tape, Paper Stash, Metals, Studio Paint Gel Medium, Ranger Beeswax, Ranger UTEE, UTEE Flux, Sizzix TH Tattered Flower Die Cut, Embossing Folders, Memento Ink Pad, Cat Eye Inks, 7 Gypsy Lille Papers, 7G Number & Train Tickets, Lille Paper Tape, and there's more to come in tomorrow...
Friday, June 24, 2011
Downtown Mesa has shopping for everyone with art, antiques, music, jewelry, clothing, beauty, books and many restaurants to satisfy a host of cravings.
Participating downtown retail businesses, salons, and restaurants are having special sales, discounts, and offers to celebrate America’s freedom & independence. Just ask for the “Celebration of Freedom” special.
Shoppers in downtown Mesa can win one of many raffle prizes including an iPad, iPod, guitar, gift certificates, downtown dollars and KOOL cash. For every $10 spent in a participating restaurant or $25 in other participating businesses you get one raffle ticket, no limit on raffle tickets!
come on down for your chance to WIN!
If you didn't come down last year for all the fun and the fireworks you should this year! With so much to do and see you'll have a BLAST!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Thursday, June 09, 2011
This is just about the coolest tools I have ever used. I have been trying to get a hold of these since I saw something similar at CHA a couple of years ago.
This is Tim Holtz' Idea-ology Drill Punch. It has 2 different size holes and it goes through metal like butter! It's the perfect tool for anyone who uses metal in their projects. These will work great on bottle caps and you can easily add a hole in a metal piece to add another jump ring.
You can try mine when you come into the shop, just ask and you can drill punch away!
Idea-ology Light Bulbs~
Perfect for your TH Idea-ology Configurations or shadow boxes and jewelry!
We also have reordered the Crowded Attic Paper Stash Pads.
Take a look at some of the papers that are included in this one!
All are double sided and gorgeous!
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
First we'll start with a little gardening! We are featuring Cavallini's NEW Floral Ephemera sheet with all things floral.
It's always fun to see what Kevynn & Wendy come up with when I give them a little project.
This is Kevynn's interpretation of a flower garden~so cute!
Throw in some flowers, ribbons, collection packs, floral ephemera, walnut stained tags with a vintage millinery flower, a little bit of Crafty Secrets and there you have it!
This is Wendy's latest endeavor, I have wanted to make these album baskets for at least 5 years and they're almost ready for use~ I'm just waiting to find the handles! Wendy really got into this little project and went crazy with some of my album covers that I've been collecting. They are really cute, I've been thinking that when we have huge crowds on special occasions it will be a great way to do some gift drawings. Clever eh? Whoever has the Frank Sinatra album...come on down~ you're the winner!
We have also been busy making one of a kind gift bags. These are really fun little unique bags that are perfect for gift giving.
We are in love with Jenni Bowlin's Haven paper line! They are all double-sided cover stock, so that means you'll have to decide which gorgeous side to use.
We are also continuing to carry her Black and Creme line of papers along with all the new additions that she keeps creating. I love this top paper with the school children~ some of them have such hysterical expressions on their faces and it's a fun paper to use too!
We now have the Metal Effects Iron Paint & Rust Activator~ YIPPEE!
The famous duet of Jack & Cat Curio use this product on many items, the metal bird collage is one of them.
Did you know that we have the largest selection of the Tim Holtz Ideology line of products?
So cool! I know I don't get out much to shop other stores, but we do have the largest selection that I have seen in any shop in the area. As I am typing this we just got a delivery of more of his items! I can see light bulbs, drill punch and even paper stashes.
This is a new company the Bottle Cap Company...catchy name...cool stuff.
The bottle caps that we have in are 1 inch and we also have the clear epoxy stickers to go over the tops. Super simple. Later we'll be getting in some of their other product that will fit right in the bottle caps and the best part is that they are vintage style!
We've also been putting together many NEW collection packs~
AND NEW Ephemera sheets!
Mermaid, Farm, & Baking.
and even Father's Day.
This is still my favorite display that has been in the front of the shop for awhile, I don't really want to change it any time soon.
That's it for now...more rambling later this week.
Our order of the newest Graphic 45 paper line is officially on it's way! We're hoping it will be here for the weekend, we'll keep you posted!
It looks like it won't be here until early next week, but we'll let you know when it gets here!
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Here are some random class photos, since my camera was at first missing and then when I did find it, I took three pictures and then the battery died. The first two were taken with my archaic cell phone.
Last Wednesday's Technique Class was Paints & Gel Mediums...
Love that cell phone quality, and Lisa and Mike's expressions! You can tell they were having fun!
Here are a couple of photos from Ellen's class.
While taking photos in Ellen's class, my battery died in my camera. This week I will be taking more photos and just posting random ones for your viewing pleasure.
These are now in the shop! You have got to come see them in person, they are incredible...REALLY!