Thursday, July 31, 2008

More Autumn Leaves

A few more things have sprinkled in from Heather Bailey and the Manhattan Collections.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Creative Bite

A pink layout - go figure -I've always liked pink and have only used it if their were girls in my layouts. So, now I'm going crazy with pink. Purple will come next I'm sure- probably fairies! I like the purples in Kelly Panacci's collection from Sandylion. We have her 12 x 12 album shown here on order.

Their items ship a little here and there, but it's all coming. We have a lot of new items coming from CHA. Keep an eye out. Chatterbox papers came in for their new collection- doodlies are shipping later -I wish they would ship them together! When they come in, we as usual will put them under "New" -even if it's just a few doodlies.

My creative bite was inspired by Emine Pala in the April/May issue of Sumerset Magazine page 6. I had never seen this magazine before (I need to get out more) and wow, love it! The funny thing is I can barely get a chance to read it, because Elsie loves to see my reading material and you guessed it-eat it!

Saturday, July 26, 2008


We love bats here! They really help control the flies. When we don't have bats our yard gets overwhelmed with flies-yuck! This guys just makes himself at home.... on our home.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Magnetic Poetry

Lots of Magnetic Poetry in our BlueCafe. WordPlay Boards for displaying spontaneous word play anytime. Plus lots more...Pink words, Green words, Dog lovers, Office... and of course The Artist which is in all of you scrappers.

My favorite is the Creativity Journal. A perfect gift for kids to spur imagination and writing.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Little Yellow Bicycle

The Vita Bella Collection. Love their die cut papers and the fabric products are a must have.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Snowy Jo Collection. On the package of Snow Flowers it reads:" Where do snowflowers come from? All I know is that these beauties are just perfect for my pages and cards! A gift from heaven!"
Imaginisce has the sweetest designs with just the right amount of sparkling glitter on all the papers and most of their products -they are a Bling company!

Monday, July 21, 2008


New collections in the store today including some Mickey, Pooh and Fairies.
The Kelly Panacci Collection video. The chipboard medley pieces are Hot!

The Rouge de Garance Collection video.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Nantaka Joy

In need of a special card? Nantaka Joy is a great option - the nature foil design is beautiful.

Saturday, July 19, 2008


These are the most awesome ribbon packs - from Prima.

How about... some clear pieces for your albums. Try using Ranger Alcohol Inks for color and some ribbon in the centers.

Build a swirl stamps - packed with stamps, flowers, Say it in Crystals, and felt strips -Voila!

Friday, July 18, 2008


The Hallowwhimsy Collection -papers, glitter brads, rub-ons, stickers, stamps, goosebump stickers and chipboard pieces.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Usually our cactus gets tons of these - huge, about 9" flowers. Maybe because of the lack of rain, the plant only had a few. The bees love them. The flower opens at night and closes in the morning.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wee Gallery

Is this a cool company or what. We have major allergies in our house so painting even with so called green paints creates problems. Now we can decorate the walls without paint! The best part is it's super easy and they peel right off if you don't like where you put them. If you think of all the time to paint images and this takes minutes-wow.
I don't want to forget to mention the greeting cards and flash cards. Perfect for babies eyes especially the littlest whom only see in black and white. They are designed to interest babies at different stages. At birth, the fascination with the details of the design, and as they grow older they point out the names of the animals. The cards are heavy enough to stand up to eating!

From the Wee Gallery site: "Wee Gallery was conceived by Surya and Dave, graphic designer and teacher.

When our son was born we read everything. We read about how to interpret babies' cries and change their diapers. We discovered that babies develop in so many ways during the first 5 years that it dwarfs everything they learn over the entire rest of their lives. That seemed pretty incredible considering how much we learned as parents during his first six weeks of life. We learned that newborns can only see 12 to 15 inches away and they are most taken with their parent's faces and black and white geometric figures. Experimenting with the latter idea, Wee Gallery was born.

So why couldn't we just get away with drawing black lines with a marker on a piece of paper? But as Sid got older the lines became very boring. The animals, on the other hand, continued to entertain. As his motor-skills developed he would grab the cards and look at them. When we told him stories for each animal he would listen and look, turn the card and turn it again. As he approached one he would carry them around and give them to us, asking for a story. He could even point out each animal as we named them. Now as he approaches two, he still loves them. He is a bit shy of the cat, as he is of real cats, but he always waves and says "Hi" to Emmy (the elephant). "

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

American Crafts

Instant excitement on a layout - Glitter Thickers are twinkling in their package just waiting for you to add to a page.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Creative Imaginations

The Parts & Parcels collection albums. We open them up to show you what a unique and creative album you can make. This would be a great coffee table album to show off.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Creative Bite

Layout using FancyPants overlay, Creative Imaginations, Prima, Bazzill & Heidi Swapp flowers. Creative Imaginations paper and chip pieces. Art Glitter's Shards glass in topaz and glitter.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Zoobie Pets

Have you watched our Zoobie pets video? Jake wanted to be in this one because he loves these animals. He knows all their names. They are the cutiest stuffed animal -toy, blanket, pillow absolutly great for traveling with kids or for in the house to play with. It goes where they go.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Lisa Kaus

We were drawn to Lisa's work not only because it's whimical but because of it's scrap feel. You can get one of her originals or a magnet for the fridge.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Fun, fun, fun you have to check out these puppets. The rabbit is super soft, everyone is in love with it.
My favorite is the bear, I'm not a bear collector, but boy I'd love this one!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Debbee Thibault

We are very excited about carrying Debbee's artwork. We've been big fans for a long time, take a look.

All pieces are numbered and signed.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Autumn Leaves

Heather Bailey and Manahattan Collections.

The Cute World Girl and Boy Collections.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

100 New Autumn Leaves Products!

I can't believe the great selection of new Autumn Leaves! I'll be taking pictures and making the video. Check back soon. Look at the gallery (not today) to see the products up close. I feel that the Autumn Leaves product shots are too light. I'll take a bunch of pictures so you can really see them.
The new albums are $17.95!

Baby Elsie update: she is crawling everywhere, pulling herself up on the sofa edge and walking along it, her favorite word is va va, and yesterday her first tooth cut through. Boy, she is busy growing at 7 months! Needless to say, I've been busy.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Heidi Swapp

A few items for Heidi Swapp arrived, check out the full list in the new section. I like her travel items mixed with Making Memories Passport Collection.

This top photo has Making Memories Passport Collection and Heidi Swapp's world overlay 12 x 12 pieces.