Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Pre-New Year's Wishes

Hey Bloggerettes,

We received our "Basic Grey" order today. We now have the 2 new collections "Sugar Rush" and "Origins". Both collections are double-sided. We also re-stocked some of the other more popular collections. Check out their website and gallery.

The "Jewel Glitter" has also been re-stocked. We have the warm and cool transparent in abundance.

All of our sale merchandise is 75% off.

Remember we are closed Thurday and Friday. I presume Robin will be knocking them back and need a day to recover.


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry & Bright!

Hey Bloggerettes,

Just wanted to let you know we will be open on Boxing Day (regular Saturday hours). We are having a SALE to celebrate - 25% off your order (does not include pre-ordered/special ordered items, classes or memberships). We have cookies - hopefully there will be some left after today.

I saw on my boyfriend's website that he is releasing 12 new colors of Distress Inks. EXCELLENT. He has also teamed up with SIZZIX and they are producing steel rule dies of some of his popular Grungeboard shapes. MOST EXCELLENT.

We are having temporary lettering put up on our front facia signage - don't be alarmed at the color or font - it's only a temporary solution until we settle the situation with the management company.

Happy Holidays,

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

3 More Sleeps!

Okay, even though my son has given me the countdown til Christmas since the 1st of December I still felt like I was slapped in the face yesterday morning when I realized that CHRISTMAS IS THIS WEEK!!!! I am SOOO not ready! I have still got some shopping to do, baking and since I am hosting Christmas dinner this year, some grocery shopping.

Anyway, instead of actually getting anything done I thought I would post some long ago promised layouts that were either part of our Shabby Chic series or inspired by same. LOVING this class! Once this album is complete will be moving on to complete a 6X12 album. We already have a list of people interested so GET YOUR NAME ON IT if you want in! Four of the following layouts are from the classes and six were created at home. In case you don't recognize the adorable child in the photos that is me! (haven't changed a bit, right??!!

I also want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. You, our customers and friends are what keep Lori and I going everyday when stuff is hitting the fan! We are very grateful and you have all made this so worthwhile. Looking forward to seeing you all on Boxing Day.


Saturday, December 19, 2009

'Tis the Season To Be Merry

Hey Bloggerettes,

It's a beautiful day in the neighbourhood. The sun is shining, the temperature is acceptable, the roads are drivable - it's all good.

I have posted our January class schedule on the blog. Have a peek.

FYI: The 2 new lines of Basic Grey are on their way.

Friday night was a "cookiefest" with our BWB group. Not a crumb was left for either Robin or I on Saturday morning - "what up with that!"

We have been spoiled by our CWB group of scrapbookers. They are sooo good to us. Thanks gals.

I want to share some personal information with you because I am OVERJOYED. My brother was diagnosed "Cancer Free" last week. We have been through a tough year with his cancer and can now breathe a big sigh of cautious relief. Thankfully he will still be monitored very closely. Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers.

Merry Christmas


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Holy White Stuff!

Hey Bloggerettes,

I've dug out of my igloo and I'm ready to chat. Does it feel like Christmas now???????

Please take note of our holiday hours on the calendar - let your husbands know that we are closed all day Chrismas Eve so they must get their Gift Cards before that. Some times we only have the $500 ones left (ha, ha, ha).

Our order of "Rose Moka" arrived this week. Rose Moka is a Canadian company based in Quebec. We have the "Equinoxe", "Chic Grunge" and "Vintage Glam". They have a nice gallery of layouts to check out too.

We received a great assortment of "Jewel Glitter Ritz" that adheres beautifully to double sided tape and feels like burnished velvet.

"Doodlebug Craft Keepers" in all sizes are also on the shelves.

Have you been following my boyfriend's (Tim Holtz) blog??? He is doing the "12 Tags of Christmas" again. Love them!! Of course I will be doing a class on these tags in the new year. Class size is limited to 6 but I have a feeling I will be doing more than one class a month. We do 3 tags per class so it takes 4 months to complete all 12.

VK, if you made it to your desintation, please comment on the blog - you know how I worry!

"Basic Grey" has announced 2 new collections - "Sugar Rush" and "Origins". They will ship at the end of December.

You will notice something different outside our store. The management company of the mall decided to change all of the awnings. They tore down our lovely hot pink awning on Friday. The replacements will all look like the one outside "Weight Watchers". How boring. We haven't decided what we are going to do but we definitely want it to be unique fun like us!!! Any suggestions?????