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Friday, January 27, 2012

Look Out French Lick...the Scrapbookers are in town!!

We are having such a great time at the French Lick Retreat!!! Our classes are almost full and the ladies here are bust'in pages out left and right!!!

 Here is the booth in all of its glory!!!  It is always so hard to tell what to bring or how much!! 

Here are a few of our Evansville gals....hard at work scrappin'!  If you look close you might just see the baby arms!  (that is totally an inside joke, but I knew a few of you would enjoy it!)

Here are a few of our more local gals...look at how organized MaryLou is!!!  Here table is so nice and neat- you can't even see mine when I work!

Don't let these sweet smiles fool you!!  :)  I can guarante that some AWESOME layouts will come out of these two tables!!   Maybe they will let me post some later.

These 3 are a hoot!!!  I love hearing all of the giggles coming from their table area...and they have the BEST snack selection...so I tend to go and visit them a lot!

Well that is all for tonight from French Lick...gotta run- we are going to go and hit the slots a little before we call it a night!
Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Even MORE Goodies are in!!

WOW- after all of the new stuff that we just got put out...even MORE new stuff came in yesterday!!!  Looks like we will have our work cut out for us today finding these new lines a new home in the store!!

As you can see, we have added even more great papers to our Sports Wall!! 

We FINALLY got the new Easter Line "Cotton Tail" checked in and ready to go!  The colors in this one are so bright and cheery- it just makes me ready for Spring!  It is an Easter line, but many of the pages do not have anything Easter on them, so you could use them for so many other pages and cards!

Yep- This ENTIRE rack is new!!!  Lots for great/random themes that we just got in.  Some examples are- pirate, baby boy and baby girl, golden gate bridge, travel....just to name a few.  I believe there are around 25 new ones on this display!!

And now last, but certainly not least....new TIM HOLTZ Sizzixx dies and embossing folders!  These are part of his spring line!  I just love the flowers die!  (one of those is so going on my tab...just don't tell Mel!)

Well- hopefully that is all for now, but UPS has not been here yet today, so who knows what else will come in!  Enjoy ladies!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Who doesn't love NEW STUFF!!!

I love a fresh new start to the year and we have lots of great new products, programs and promotions in store for you!!  During the past week we have done some rearranging and a lot of unpacking and checking in!  Here are a few of the newest things that have come in!

 I am just LUV'N this newest line from We R Memory Keepers.  We ordered it at show WAY back in JULY and I am so glad that it is finally here!!  The colors are great and they can be used for pretty much any photo!  I think black and white would look really cool too.


Next up are the new Cling Mount Stamps by Unity Stamps....LOVE THEM!  We have an entire spinner full, but be careful-it is hard to pick just one!  Below are a few of my favorites!

If you aren't a member of Bug Club...Here are a few things you are missing out on!

Jan Bug Club Kit
  Our Kit this month was from the new Basic Grey Kissing Booth line!  We also included lots of great goodies to go with it!  There are chipboad labels with matching bling, metal brad flowers from We R, mini flowers from Petaloo, bling ribbon buckels and crepe star embellies!!!  I for one cannot wait to play with this kit!  (Maybe at French Lick this weekend??)

We also do some sort of little demo/new technique each month. This month Melanie showed us how to use the SO COOL Art Part Molding Film. This stuff will just blow your mind! Make it cute...then heat it to shape it! Wait there is more- IF you don't like it, heat is again and it will go back to the original shape (flat) and you get to start all over again! On her video Wendy said that she molded and re-molded one piece over 200 times!

Left flower- alcohol ink  Center flower- stamped with metallic paint and cut out
Butterfly-stamped with staz-on and then puched with a Tim Holtz Sizzixx die.


And finally, I have saved the BEST FOR LAST!!!  Another new thing that we are going to do this year is GIVE AWAY...Yes-GIVE AWAY...one Sunday Crop for you and 9 of your friends each month!!!  To sign-up, just stop in the store and enter!  The winner will be announced on the first day of the next month.


Enjoy and be on the look out for even more new stuff later this week!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

...it's beginning to feel a lot like winter, or is it??

Hi everyone!  It's a nice drizzly afternoon here at the store, and that means it is a perfect time to share some of the new buzz, and update everyone on new product coming in. 

First things first.

Hannah and Mel have decided to begin a birthday club!  Pretty cool right?  This not only gets you a birthday greeting from the ladies here at the store, but also a coupon to help you celebrate it right!  If you would like to participate, just send us an email with your name, birthday, and address--That's it, and you're in.   (addresses are purely for the birthday club, and not distributed, sold, or shared in any manner).

Next...I know there is nothing that everyone loves more than a little blog candy.  We do too!  Keep a close eye out, because starting in early February we are going to start introducing monthly challenges, and of course a little random blog candy.  Both will yeild some lucky people some scrappy goodies--so be sure you're 'in the know'.

Next?  Needing some ideas for some great layouts??  We have some kits available here at the store, ready to be put together, and finished off with your personal flair. 

Tres Elegant page kit $8.75

Lilac house page kit $12.00

Simple Stories 'Happy Day'Card kit $12.00- make 5 cards, but you will have lots of stickers left to make more!!

12 Days of Christmas- MME $7.99

Geo-Hectic by We R Memory Keepers 2 page layout Kit.  Cost: $9.50

Lastly, Another new line is ready, and out.  The new WeR spring line "Good Day Sunshine".   I am really liking this one.  It has wonderful yellow/green/tangerine theme with a distressed edge.  Easily one of my favorite themes that has come out by this company. 

So there is a little info to help beat the edge off a dreary day.  Remember any rainy day is an awesome day to bring out the scrapbooking supplies and play!

Monday, January 16, 2012

sneak peeks here at the store

Hello there everyone!

  Well, it's a pretty busy afternoon today at the store, we have finally finished up with inventory, and I think everyone is heaving a huge sigh of relief.  ( Paper is fun to play with, not so much fun to count. )  Now it is time to get on with the fun stuff!  NEW PRODUCT!!   Hannah and Mel have already started to receive boxes, and what is there for Amanda and I to do, but to start opening them, and giving you some super sneaky peeks of what is soon to be out in the store!\

 First we have some of the awesome new easter line from WeR.  I like this one a lot, and it seems to me that it will be one of those lines that you can use far beyond just the easter holiday.  I have a new niece that has just been born, and I think this will be part of her new 'baby book' papers.

We also have a new line of 'unity stamps'.  I know all that celo wrap makes it difficult to tell what they look like, but trust me, there are some awesome stamps there, and some of my faves in the latest trend of stylised trees.   Very nice!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Crop for the Cure....Registration is OPEN!!!

Every year this Crop seems to get EVEN BETTER!!!  Amanda and her Crew and all of the AWESOME volunteers do such a great job and we are always so excieted and proud to be a part of it!


Bo-Bunny Classes!

You know how we just LOVE Bo-Bunny!!  Well, check it out- they are doing on-line classes!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

...just in today!

Good morning everyone! It's a great day here in the store, we are now
finishing up with our annual inventory, and you know what that means?? It means
time to start receiving new items!
..First on the list are two publications, the latest issue of
'Stamp it' for our stamping, and card making enthusiasts, and
'scrapbooking for every season.' A must have for anyone looking
for a few new ideas for seasonal scrapbooking.
Speaking of seasonal, is that a little SNOW I am spying
outside ladies?? Brrr..I think winter has finally caught up with us.

Now, to warm us up a little, is the new basic grey line 'kissing booth'. Perfect for those valentines day projects, and layouts which will be right around the corner.
Stop in and see us to view some of the newest items in, and when you do...don't forget to bring along your gloves. It's getting cold outside!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Welcome to the DoodleBlog!

A great big hello to everyone! It has been on our mind for quite some time to begin a store blog, and with the beginning of the new year, we have decided to get resolutions in force, and launch "The DoodleBLOG."

Our plans are simple. A place to share ideas, art, tips & tricks, and all the latest buzz on our newest products!! Please feel free to post any comments, or questions, and we will try to get them answered straight away. Also, do not forget to check out our website listed on the sidebar, and our facebook page!