Thursday, July 29, 2010

CHA Update

I am geting ready to head home from the buying trip in Chicago...saw tons of great items, bought most of them. I will post photos as soon as I get back to a computer where I know how to do on my laptop now.
I visited with Els, who runs the Elisabeth Crafts Co. that we get our micro-fine glitter from...lots of new ideas from them...which will all appear in classes soon!
So, stay tuned for photos...coming soon!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Brand New!! Online Shopping

We are very excited to introduce our new online store. Here is the correct site:
We are just getting the shop underway. Patti, my super tech person, is getting items up as fast as she can...One of these days I will let her get a few hours of sleep...but I am not quite there yet...sorry, Patti!
We have lots of items up there now, including lots of Tim Holtz items, other Ranger products, new papers and paper pads, stuff from Seven Gypsies, Maya Road, Viva Paints, Basic Grey paper packs and fabric packs, Melissa Frances, German scrap, stamps from Memory Box, Artistic Outpost, Crafty Secrets, Darkroom Door...We will soon be adding Hero Arts, and much, much more. We will also list a bunch of unique items that I dig up from an assortment of odd places. We are calling this category AbsolutelyEverything's "But the Kitchen Sink."
We invite you to check out the store, make suggestions, share your concerns with how the store works. We are just learning here and our goal is to create a place where you can get your supplies easily and quickly. Our intention is to get your orders into the mail within forty-eight hours.
There are a couple of "check out" options. You can use Google check out, paypal, or pay with a credit card through paypal without setting up an actual account. We are also going to watch the whole shiping cost area closely to be sure we are charging very close to actual post office charges.

Other items currently up on the site: Flower Soft, books, Inchie and ATC supplies, Prima flowers and bling, quilling items, and Tattered Angels products, Caudine Helmuth products. As all the new items come in from all of my orders at CHA, we will get them up onto the store site as quickly as we can.

In the "coming soon" department, we have Stampers Anonymous stamps, Unity stamps, exclusive mini-book and other project "kits," with instructions and photos, very cool items from Tinsel Trading, ribbon packages, Sizzix dies of all sorts, Embossing folders, Ten Seconds Studios products, art canvas in assorted sizes, blank cards and envelopes, and other assorted card-making paper sets, The Imaginisce brad maker tool and accompanying elements, Crop-o-dile tool, Corner Chomper tool, certain punches, especially the Martha Stewart ones, the new Radiant Rain shimmery mists, embossing powders, glitters and flocking.

You will always have the option of calling us at the store (978-887-6397) to add to your order, to ask about an item you do not see online, or to ask about shiping charges. We will also do special deals every now and then , through facebook or twitter, so you may want to follow us there.
We have, over time, had lots of requests to open a "branch" of the store somewhere else...well, this is the branch!! Please join us here, have fun with us, send e mails, requests, suggestions. You can e mail us at

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

As promised, here are the images from the newest Memory Box release...winter, christmas and halloween images and card samples. Terri already has two classes in the works, Tuesday evening, July 20, 6-8, to make 5 Halloween cards...and Tuesday evening, August 3, to make five Christmas/winter cards. Each class is $19. We are making some of the really great cards from the Memory Box, and we are also adding some of our own original ideas. The packaged items are those double-sided sticky shapes, that you can place on your cards, etc, and add glitter, flock, or foil to...and also, Flower Soft!

Here is something that I am working on these is a work-in-progress...with a bit more to do ...but I am having fun!! All the spools are made from scratch...we have sold out of the Collections Spool set...more are due in to the store any day...but I am now using the round grungeboard shapes from Tim Holtz, along with a bit of grunge paper. I could make spools forever, they are so cool. You can completely cover the spool with old tape measure, ribbon, string, fabric strips, and add pins, string, ...don't even get me started!