Thursday, July 22, 2010

What a difference a day makes...

okay - it was more like ten days.

A lot of hard work went into getting the store back in shape. We have been restocking old favorites and ordering new stamps, papers and embellishments for the holidays. We moved stuff all round the store.

A shout-out for their many hours of hard work goes to Jeanne, Nancy, Claudia, Laura, Terri, Chrissie and Patti's sister Kathi.

A shout-out to vendors Ten Seconds Studio, Outlines, Graphic Products and Alvin for rushing out new products to replace our damaged merchandise.

Our remnants table is overflowing with loads of stamps and embellishments that we even forgot we had! Because we need help to make way for new stuff from Tim Holtz, Ten Second Studio and Graphic 45 (just to name a few) that will be shipping starting the first week in August, all remnants table items will be 60% off until the end of July!

I was going to show more photos of the newly revamped store but you really need to come in and see it for yourself.

New issues of...

Where Women Create, The Stampers' Sampler, Art Doll Quarterly, Altered Couture, Artful Blogging and Somerset Home are now in the Store.

Friday, July 16, 2010

God save the Queen

Remember last year...

all the problems we had with leaks in the studio space. The roof would leak while it stormed - hours after and even days after a storm.

Well this time it wasn't the roof...
What you are looking at is what happened sometime before 8:30 a.m. last Friday morning. We heard some drip drip drip when we were leaving the store Thursday night. All the appropriate people were alerted and some even came running. We left a couple of hours later thinking things were stable.

The drip pan underneath the air conditioning unit was full of rust and water and the chains that held it in place failed.

Pretty, isn't it!

We are still cleaning. All the merchandise in this area has to be inspected, cleaned and either inventoried for damage, put on our sale table or relocated to a different area.

We have a load of stuff on sale as we continue to clean and move things around. Tim Holtz signature products and Jenni Bowlin paper goods are still on sale through Saturday.

Stay cool (yes, the air is on here!)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Spooky continued..

Okay, a stamp of a reindeer with Christmas lights (Lightbulb Reindeer) is not exactly spooky, but it does remind us all that before you know it we will be shopping and cooking and racing towards the end of 2010.

The whole idea behind Christmas in July (I believe) is to enjoy some of the things we never have time for in November and December - making wonderful crafty and artsy things for the people we love.

Fred P. Bear
Isn't this the most adorable bear! My college's mascot is a polar bear and I just need this bear!
Patridge in a Pear Tree, Peace Collage and Stick Tree

Plain Snowglobe, Decorating the Tree and Scripted Holly Bird

Snowy Branches, Poinsettia Outline and Candy Cane Bird

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


It's never too early to think about Halloween.

Memory Box has released it's newest addition to the "What's in the Box?" series.

Today - the Halloween stamps.

Old Fence, Spooky Collage and Night Cat

Sample cards from Memory Box featuring Distressed Crows, Vintage Scroll and Halloween Collage.