Thursday, April 28, 2011

You're invited...

We all want to help the Royal Couple, William and Catherine, celebrate their special day. The Queen and her Court have been eagerly watching the mailbox for our invitation, but sadly, it was apparently lost. No worries...In true royal fashion, we will be hosting an evening soiree to toast the Royals, complete with wedding favors and door prizes and an appearance by our Queen (a.k.a. Patti with a new knee).

In honor of this momentous event, we are having our biggest sale EVER!!

Come dressed for the occasion, eat royal snacks, do a make-n-take project, and have a little retail therapy too! You will also have an opportunity to create your own tricked out tiara. Wear your favorite hat... prizes will be awarded for the best ascot appropriate hat!

Remember... the celebration begins at 5:00 p.m. (okay, so we're about 12 hours late, but Queens do NOT arise that early, so we've been told).

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New stuff...

The shoppe is hoppin' with lots of new products and cool classes that just say SPRING! Here's to hoping the cold weather is behind us for another 9 months or so.

We continue to chart the Queen's progress as she rehabs her new knee. She actually sneaked in last Sunday for a few minutes to say hello to guest artist Gail Russakov. We were all very glad to see her, especially knowing that it took every ounce of energy she possessed. She is making steady progress, but it will be another month before she's back in the shoppe for any length of time.

Next Friday night, April 29th, we're having our own wedding reception at the shoppe since our Royal invitations from Buckingham Palace seem to have gotten lost in the mail. The Queen herself will make an appearance for some food, fun, and a good sale to mark this auspicious occasion. So grab your tiaras and wallets and head for Savage Mill!

Look at what we've gotten since last week:

  • New "Dylusions" stamp sets by Dyan Reaveley from Stampers Anonymous
  • Restock of Studio 490 stamp sets from Stampers Anonymous  
  • Four wood stamps from Memory Box
  • New 12x12 and 6x6 patterned paper and embellishments from Webster's Pages
  • New Tim Holtz Grid Blox from Advantus
  • New 12x12 double-sided paper and flower embellishments from KaiserCraft 
  • Some of the new Sizzix dies from the Tim Holtz Collection: "Bigz" dies: umbrella man, the big clock; "On the Edge" Gear die, "Movers and Shapers" double heart, crown/fleur de lis, and "Texture Fades" Pocketwatches/Steampunk set and Muse set 
  • New MDF book forms and boxes, 12x12 and 6x6 patterned paper pads from KaiserCraft 
  • Somerset Studio (May/Jun 2011) 
  • Stampers' Sampler Catch Up Issue (Volume 15 - 2011)
  • Where Women Create (May/Jun/Jul 2011)
  • Artful Blogging (May/Jun/Jul 2011)
  • Art Doll Quarterly (May/Jun/Jul 2011)


Friday, April 1, 2011

March went out like a lion...

Well, not really a lion, but it sure is cold out there! We're keeping warm by reworking the displays and stocking our shelves with new stamps, paper, embellies, paints, and supplies.

Check out the new Sizzix dies from the Tim Holtz line and some cool embellishments from Advantus' Idea-ology line. The staggered release schedule is a little disappointing, but I'm sure we'll be seeing plenty of ideas using these products. We expect more in April and May.

One wall of our shoppe is decked out with the new 7 Gypsies products. Wow, such gorgeous papers and journaling tags from the new "Camden" collection! We would love to see what you are doing with these new products... send me a photo.

The Queen continues her grueling rehab, and it won't be long before that new knee is ready to run the marathon (or least walk up the steps into the shoppe). She thanks everyone who has sent well wishes and asked about her.
Stay tuned!