Thursday, October 30, 2008

Basic Grey Urban Prairie

Basic Grey Urban Prairie's Collection is sooo sweet. The chip pieces are fabulous and who has enough of their solids???? Not I. The Basic Grey collections are large - 18 12x12 designs - but they include coordinating solids - a huge plus.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Basic Grey Essentials

Basic Grey Essentials-take a peek at these choclate chip albums and letters. The white letters will be perfect for the Cosmo Cricket black board albums too.

Monday, October 27, 2008


Simple games that are made from bamboo wood - a renewable resource - colorful and fun!

Wire mazes for little ones to twist and turn and just have a good time trying to figure it out.
Educo makes very unique mazes on tables, wheels, plain or colorful train designs! Starting at 6 months to 2+ years.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Calico Critters

Look at the bottom of the Calico Critter page at -we have the newest Halloween, Lion and Frog and 2 Limited Edition Sets. They are so cute I can't wait until Elsie can play with them.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

Toys for Boys

We look for boy toys to pass the smash test - can you bounce them off the pavement a couple of times without shattering or cracking. These toys passed the test. The Mighty World men and equipment are a favorite at our house.

Sprig trucks are 100% recycled and run on play power-what a fabulous gift. The kids really love pushing these around.

Solid wood can't be beat - Plan Toys vehicles.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Creative Bite

A layout using My Minds Eye glitter, heavy paper from the Natural Collection.

Coming the 1st of December, My Minds Eye has 2 Valentines collections-Irresistible and Quite Smitten. We have both full collections on order. Here's a little sample.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Kitchen Littles

Have you seen these adorable Kitchen Littles? Accessories for Barbie sized dolls. They are getting rave reviews.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Manhattan Toys Baby Faces

Baby faces, wow these baby gifts are sooo cool. Babies love faces more than anything and Manhattan Toys has brillantly added baby faces to products. Elsie absolutely loves them, soft, unique and happy! As a gift, this is a homerun.

Hard to see in this picture, but Elsie is sticking her tongue out like the baby.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


What a cutter/trimmer this baby has a MP3 player to listen to your favorite tunes while scrapping. This will make a great gift -maybe addressed to yourself.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Creative Bite

Just a little layout using little hands and feet as my subject.

Curious George and books

Who doesn't love this curious monkey? I have read these books milions of times and am ready for my next million with Elsie -plus we'll have fun playing with the toys!

By the way, all the books for sale at are marked 20% off. This is our standard policy on books.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Once Upon a Time....this is a sweet collection, perfect for the little girl layouts or projects. Of course, a sprinkling of glitter everywhere.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Making Memories

The Making Memories Paperie has everything, papers, brads, stickers, flowers, ribbon, journaling books, albums... Some of the products are still to come, but we will have them all. Plus of couse, the highly anticipated Slice and all the goodies to go with that.

Have you seen these Christmas cards -quick and easy for adding a message and photo. With little Elsie walking and no time for anything, I'm getting these!

I also like their calendars with 3 different sizes to choose from -oh my.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

7 Gypsies

The Savannah Collection is here. Take a look at this fabulous album -nice color and fun pages to embellish -a must have. The letter stamp is huge and just...awesome too. We have all the new 7 Gypsies items coming, for some items the wait will be until early November, but it will be here.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Melissa Francis

Oh, so many architectual pieces from Melissa Francis, they are great textural pieces for pages, album covers or craft projects. I like the boxes and small albums she has. They don't have protected pages which is nice to work with for a change. The paper is like old timey scrapbook pages, a very antique feel. The albums sizes also fit nicely on book shelves.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

KI Memories

The Festive Collection. Have you seen the sheer delights -way cool plastic paper? These would be prefect to cut and add as additional pages to a clear album. Nothing like this is out there -go KI.