Vacation News and Specials for YOU!

We will be out of town on August 12th through August 18th, so orders will not be processed during this time.  All current orders have been packed and will shipped when we return.

To ease the pain of waiting a few extra days, we’ve got two *specials* I hope you’ll enjoy!

*How about a $3.00 shipping discount on all orders, US and International!  Enter the coupon code VACATION when checking out to receive this discount.  You MUST enter the coupon code to receive the discount!

*All our original MFT sets are 25% off during this same time, through August 18th.  Including:
Time for the Bubbly
She’s Having a Baby
Let’s Go for a Walk
Say Charge
Winterblast
Farm Friends
Cat N Dog
Hare for the Holidays
Baby First
Goin’ to the Chapel
Princess Birthday
Dino-Mite

How’s that for some summer time fun??

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One of the perks…

of being in the biz, is receiving all kinds of handmade love.  So, starting now, I am going to post all the good stuff that finds its way into my mailbox!  I might even show you some oldies but goodies as well.  I don’t know why I am just thinking of this, I should have started long ago.

This was sent to me yesterday from Melanie Muenchinger featuring her new set from Gina K. Designs.  Isn’t it the cutest!  I love it!  It’s the sweetest thing ever!  

After meeting both Gina K. and Nichole at CHA (I’d already met and fell in love with Em…and Alma is my well publicized BSF), I have to say that I am in the best industry in the world! (Probably because it’s estrogen dominated)

There is such an open exchange of information, and a sense of being looked out after, that I am positive does not occur in other industries.  

I recently had a situation that I felt I needed some guidance with, and Nichole took some serious time out of her day to help me.  Like she has spare time!  I can’t begin to thank her enough, she is simply amazing!

Gina and I just feel like we’ve known each other for such a long time, we can be both serious and silly, and most often within seconds.  She’s always there to lend an ear and offer pearls of wisdom, and it is so appreciated!

Em has got the biggest personality!  She is just the coolest sistah! And my dear Alma…I just {heart} her!

I’m off to get a massage…it’s a rough life, huh??

But while I’m gone…about a little MFTREAT!!!  How about the new Monster Squad set AND What’s the Story? Flopsey?????

Leave a numbered post and I’ll pull a winner Tuesday morning!

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Get Spooked!

Hi all! I wanted to share one last project with you before tomorrow’s release party on SCS.  used all sorts of new products on this, all of which will be ready for tomorrow night.

I started creating this with a Flap Book, a series of pre-scored, pre-cut papers which easily assemble into a little flap book ready for you to customize.  There are two in each packet, one black and one white, which retail for $4.95!  

I also used some new paper we will be carrying, which has been hand selected and cut into 6 x 6 paper pads especially for My Favorite Things.  There will be limited quantities of the first two packs, Spooky 1 (single sided) and Spooky 2 (double sided).  This project features Spooky 2.  

We also are releasing a series of 5 ribbons, again coordinated to work with the Spooky paper collections, each of which offer 25 yards on a roll and retail for $6.95!  You can’t beat that with a broomstick!  (Just some Halloween fun…humor me)  All are superb quality and just adorable!  

We will soon be offering some Holiday papers and ribbons as well as some super cute *bling*!  I hope you enjoy!

We’d like to thank Christina Fisher for joining us this month as our favorite Guest, and her projects have been amazing!  What a joy!

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Ready for some new sets?

Hi all!  I made this for a friend’s birthday using the new Nature Calls set that will be released on Wed.  For deets, follow this link.  I thought it would be a fun set to make a masculine birthday card with, and I think I was right!  I love how this turned out!  My fox is a little overcolored, but things happen, ykwim??

This month there are all sorts of new fun stuff and a new Illustrator to share with you, you can see MFTeasers on SCS.

I just can’t wait to share these with you, as well as some other fun things coming this month as well!

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Hi all!  I created a little photo album, using a kit I picked up at Stampfest, for a dear friend who just turned 60! It came with lots of pieces and parts, which I carefully punched out and added to the inside pages, but I thought the front needed some bling so I added lots of flowers and crystals.  On the very back I stamped a little something and wrote our message, I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me to take a photo of the project while open, but it didn’t.

In the good news department, my Copic supplier called today to let me know he was receiving a ginormous delivery of markers so I could add them back to the site, at least for now until the next shortage arises.  The price is now $125, which is slightly higher, but still over $18 less than MSRP AND includes free US shipping!

Next Wed, Aug 6th marks our next release party and I can’t wait till you meet the Monster Squad!!

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Yikes…it's a birthday!

And a BIG one at that!  The glorious part of turning 40 this year is that alot of my oldest and dearest friends are also turning the big 4 – 0 so I get to taunt them as ruthlessly as they’ve taunted me.  This card is for my best friend of over 25 years as she turns 40 in a few days.  I followed the sketch challenge on SCS this week, Cindy always creates something new and clever!  I thought it would be funny to imagine the girl on the chair saying YIKES in response to her friends upcoming birthday, so I created a speech bubble!  I hope she finds it amusing!  

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Yikes…it’s a birthday!

And a BIG one at that!  The glorious part of turning 40 this year is that alot of my oldest and dearest friends are also turning the big 4 – 0 so I get to taunt them as ruthlessly as they’ve taunted me.  This card is for my best friend of over 25 years as she turns 40 in a few days.  I followed the sketch challenge on SCS this week, Cindy always creates something new and clever!  I thought it would be funny to imagine the girl on the chair saying YIKES in response to her friends upcoming birthday, so I created a speech bubble!  I hope she finds it amusing!  

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Let's try this again…

YAY!  I got my photo to look the way it’s supposed to!  I got this fancy ribbon from Jody’s ribbon share and couldn’t wait to use it!  It’s so sweet and fuzzy, I love it.

Also, I wanted to mention, if you ever wanted to stock up on TCP stuff, it’s a GREAT time as my BSF Alma is having a sale!

MFT is also having a paper sale as well, which will run until Aug 5th to make room for the new CHA stuff I can’t wait to get in!  See the post below (yeah, I know the pic is the same) for deets.

Lastly, this card was made for the 40th MFT Sketch Challenge…can you believe it’s that high??  CIndy is giving away an MFT set, so play along!

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Let’s try this again…

YAY!  I got my photo to look the way it’s supposed to!  I got this fancy ribbon from Jody’s ribbon share and couldn’t wait to use it!  It’s so sweet and fuzzy, I love it.

Also, I wanted to mention, if you ever wanted to stock up on TCP stuff, it’s a GREAT time as my BSF Alma is having a sale!

MFT is also having a paper sale as well, which will run until Aug 5th to make room for the new CHA stuff I can’t wait to get in!  See the post below (yeah, I know the pic is the same) for deets.

Lastly, this card was made for the 40th MFT Sketch Challenge…can you believe it’s that high??  CIndy is giving away an MFT set, so play along!

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Well, let’s pretend I know why my photo has a special *effect* and just move on, shall we?  See, some of my personal idols are also Mac lovers, and I  too have now joined the family.  Unfortunately, I had never touched a key on a mac prior to last week, and am still very much learning!  Let’s leave it at that.

I had THE most wonderful time at CHA, and per my usual, failed to take ONE single picture!  WHY????  Sigh…  Suffice it to say, I had a wonderful time meeting new friends and reuniting with beloved ones, and truly laughed so hard my abs still hurt!

I met Gina K. and Nichole Heady for the first time, and was completely star struck of course, and got to hang with Em and Nicky from Stamping Bella and my BSF Alma from The Cat’s Pajamas.  There were a million of us from the design team, and to them I say BLBLBLBLBLBLBLBL.  (Yeah, it’s an inside thing…)

 

BTW – I ordered some cool new paper at CHA so am clearing out the old to make room for the new!  From now until Aug 5th, all paper and goodies from Petaloo, Rubber Soul and Memory Box are 20% off!  You MUST enter the code CHASummer08 to receive the discount.  Enter the code and save 20%, that’s worth the typing, right?

 

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