Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Melodee Langworthy comes to the Store!

We are delighted to be hosting Melodee Langworthy here over the November 10-11 weekend. She will be teaching three different classes; two on Saturday, and a third on Sunday. The Saturday Classes are, in the morning, the 12 Days of Christmas Mini Book, from 10 am to 12:30. That is followed by the 31 Days of December Card Deck Mini Book, from 2-4:30pm. Sunday's class runs from 12-5 and it is a beautiful family treasure called the Beloved Pop-up and Pull-Out Book. All three of these books are here in the store to view. I am including a few photos to whet your appetite.

So, we are ready and loaded for bear, or loaded and ready for bear, whatever that means in the context of having Creative Cafe set up. We are in the final stages of figuring out what goes into each project and we will definitely be operational by Friday afternoon, from 3-5 pm for the early birds. All the material behind the counter, on the walls, can be purchased. If you would like to sit and do a project, we will pull the items for that particular project and get you set up to create! The project will have its own cost. Bring your basic tools, I would say scissors, glue stick, tape runner, bone folder.

In the pictures you can see the wall full of wonderful treats, like a candy store with no calories (now there's a marketing concept...remember, you saw it here first!!) The polka dot items are 12 x 12 pieces of felt, and underneath them are 12 x 12 sheets of colored chipboard.

The "Creative Cafe at AbsolutelyEverything" Grand Opening is Saturday, November 3rd, with a follow-up day of fun on Sunday. We will post the hours for Open Cafe Time for the rest of the week and month and we will try to make some time each day, for those of you for whom it is difficult to get in for a class. In these mini project classes, you can go at your own pace and pick up new techniques in the process.

Here is a photo of the newest Daisy D kit that just arrived. It is a calendar kit, to make one page for each month. It includes 17 of their great 12 x 12 papers, 12 calendar grid pages, 3 large rub-on sets, one medium rub-on set, and 2 cardstock die-cut sets. The value of the kit is about $42, and we are offering it for $28. We will have one put together in the store, and it is a quick and easy project.

If you would like to put your calendar together here in the store, with the sample in front of you, you may sit in the classroom anytime we don't have a class going on.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Quickutz Monthly Release

Quickutz has just released two new limited edition sets, just in time for the Holidays. We will have both of these sets here any day. Pre-orders are accepted.

The first set is called Merry & Bright Holiday Gift Set, contains a complete upper & lower case alphabet, along with a second unicase alphabet (apparently that means there are elements of upper & lower in the set,) and both sets have all the numbers and symbols. There is a set of four nesting trees with trunks to match each one. It is packaged in a very holiday-ish box The suggested price for this large set is $169.99. Our price is $159.99 and you will save $8.50 in shipping costs.

The second set is called Snow Day Holiday Gift Set, contains a mini unicase alphabet, with numbers & symbols, along with a great snowman die set. It is packaged in a "snow-globe"-looking container, perfect for gifting. Suggested price for this set is $89.99. here at the store, our price will be $84.99, and once again you will save the additional shipping cost of $5.00 by getting it here.

To see pictures of these two sets, go to, and under the products heading, click on new products.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

OK, I said there would be pictures and amusing anecdotes as soon as the Creative Cafe comes in , I will show as much as I can. In the meantime, here are some shots of new papers from Deja Views. We did receive their whole new Christmas & Holiday line, and it is really colorful.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Creative Cafe Coming Soon

Here's a photo of the "Art Bar" that we are installing so you can come in, sit at the bar, order up a quick project to do, and relax with us. (That's not the Art Bar stuff behind there...we are in the process of moving the Tim Holtz stuff into the other side of the store.)

The Creativer Cafe concept is the brainchild of four companies that are banding together in this project. Creative Imaginations, Bazzill Basics Paper, Hampton Arts and Accu-cut are presenting this new concept. Basically, we will arange all their products, related to this endeavor, behind the art bar and you can go back and choose your elements. There will be recipe cards available each week or you can do your own thing. Different projects will have different prices. There are two color combos, called "Lucky" and "Spirit and we will be carrying both of them.

Some of the elements in the embellishment area will be borders made from die-cut felt, assorted button colors, die-cut chipboard, cardstock stickers, glass brads, velvet brads, new designs of "swatch books" (which are very cool assortments of coordinated rub-ons,) velvet ribbons, double-sided papers, cards & envelopes, felt borders, felt alphabets, felt words and felt shapes, 12 x 12 sheets of colored chipboard, to use in your die-cut machines, colored tags, and so much more. These new releases will only be available at the stores who have ordered the Creative Cafe. Only two hundred stores in the US were allowed to do so, and we are one of them, carrying the entire line. So, we are all looking forward to the grand arrival, which should occur around October 30th. We will have a Grand Opening of the Art Bar, once we are all set up. Watch the weekly e mails for announcements.

Patti Cards!!

So, now I am back from all my travels and ready to jump into the holiday season with both feet. Here are some very cool pics of Patti's upcoming Holiday cards class. Check out the details in the calendar section. This class will be offered twice. The second one is already full, but there are a few spots in the first one, next weekend, Saturday, October 13thdsucn.