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Friday, October 31, 2008

Please Join Us For Friday Challenge #14!

Friday Challenge 14: October 31
Hostess: Bonnie
Challenge: Feeling Like a Hollow Weenie?
Details: Too many wrappers laying around from Hallowe'en? Reduce, Reuse and/or Recycle any type of craft packaging onto your creation! It's a Bonus if you use Hallowe'en packaging!!
Please remember to use keyword FC14 if you upload to the gallery so we can see your recycled goodness! Check out the challenge gallery here!
If you couldn't make it last night for the COPIC CHAT...pop on in to the forum, register and you can read through lots of tips and tricks that may be of help to you! ~michelle~

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares - IN STORE!

The 3D Foam Squares are ideal for adding dimension to your page. The squares are spaced for quick and easy removal of the sheet and the top liner is very easy to peel off. Great for all types of materials in scrapbooking. Acid-free Archival safe and PAT approval.

  • Adds Dimension
  • Great for Layering
  • High Density
  • Acid free and archival safe

126 foam squares 1/2 x 1/2 inch OR 308 foam squares 1/4 x 1/4 inch.

Also....if you couldn't make our COPIC CHAT tonight....feel free to bop in and read all the Copic goodness here. You may have to register for the forum..but it's free! There are lots of tips and basic information on Copic Markers. Keep your eye on our forums for another chat with Emily! ~michelle~

Copic Chat is tonight!

Join us tonight for a Copic Chat! Our Copic rep, Emily will be there to show us examples and give us tips! Tonight at 7 Mountain time, 8 Central, 9 Eastern and 6 Pacific time!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Teapot Tuesday #16 and a REMINDER!

Welcome to Teapot Tuesday!

Cindy here is addicted....to TEAPOTS of all things!! So....she is sharing them to the world one tea pot at a time and so far we've seen 16 of them!! Since she hasn't invited us all over for tea...we'll just have to settle for getting together to make cards inspired by teapots!!

The rules for this challenge are easy because there are none! Well, maybe just one! No COFFEE POTS allowed! This week's teapot is pictured above with her gorgeous creation. Now you make a card based on how YOU are inspired by that Teapot! No rules, no deadlines. Have Fun and thanks for joining us for Tea this Tuesday! (or whatever day you get around to making your card!)

Make sure you put TPT16 in the keywords section of your upload page!
And now for the reminder....don't forget the COPIC CHAT on Thursday, October 30 at 7:00 Mountain Standard Time. What a GREAT opportunity to get all your Copic Questions answered! Come one and come all.....the more the merrier!! More information here.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Bunches O' Buttons and an INVITATION!

Beautiful Buttons by BasicGrey....each package has 66 buttons with 6 different colors and featuring new clear buttons too! These coordinate with the paper lines....check them out!!!
We'd also like to invite you and ALL of your Copic-lovin' friends to join us for a Copic Chat with EmilyLaurel, our Copic Representative!
What: A Copic Chat.....come with all of your questions if you're a newbie or even a Copic wannabe!
When: Thursday, October 30, 7:00 MST (Mountain Standard Time)

Where: Right in our forum...c'mon in and join the fun....we're a friendly bunch!

RSVP: If you can join us, please be sure to let us know where you heard about this awesome opportunity...whether it is here, on a Design Team Member's blog or on a Customer's blog....we want to know! Let us know in this thread!

Don't forget....GLITTER is the magic word to get you 20% off of your entire order.....so though the Copics in the store are PREORDER....who can't use the magic of a sale to add these lovelies to your stash?! We look forward to meeting you!!! ~michelle~

Saturday, October 25, 2008

BasicGrey Wassail Rub-Ons - IN STORE!

Each book includes five 4.75x4.75 sheets. BasicGrey rub-ons are made of high-quality, durable material and are acid and lignin free. • Archival safe

These are splendiferous rub-ons....like butter! ~michelle~

Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday Challenge #13

It's time for Friday Challenge 13 with our Hostess: Heidi.
Challenge Details: Create a layout or card using cardboard. Stamp with it, cut it into shapes, paint it, distress it! Just have fun!
Be sure to use keyword FC13 when uploading your card so we can all find it!
To view the challenge cards in the gallery click here.
Have a great weekend! ~michelle~

Thursday, October 23, 2008

BasicGrey Glazed Brads - IN STORE!

These morsels are better than glazed doughnuts.....they are calorie free and oh so yummy! Check them out!!! 24 coordinating glazed brads. ~michelle

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tea Pot Challenge #15

It's Teapot Tuesday and this week we have a Pretty Polka Dot Tea Pot for inspiration.
No rules, no deadlines is Cindy's rule....and today she tricked us and didn't even make a card!! So....how does her teapot inspire YOU?! Make sure you put TPT15 in the keywords section of your upload page! Have fun and thank you for joining us!! ~michelle~

Monday, October 20, 2008

Imaginisce Fairest Of Them All Bling ~ IN STORE!

Have you ever seen such lovely jewels? How dazzling! These sparkling rhinestone brads framed in silver will make all your projects fit for a queen!
Close your eyes… Make a wish… Think of pretty flowers and hearts and a royal crown. Your most wonderful wishes may have just come true!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Princess Posies by Imaginisce ~ IN STORE!

Just outside the castle walls in an enchanted garden with magical blossoms in six pastel hues. Here’s a pretty posy for a pretty princess! Layering sheer flowers results in a darker color. It’s magical!

And if by any chance you can't get by with out each and every color.....there's a solution for you too! A variety pack of flowery goodness!! Check it out!

Don't forget the *magical* word....GLITTER will get you 20% off your entire purchase! ....so go forth and shop with joy! ~michelle~

Friday, October 17, 2008

Join Us for Friday Challenge #12!

Hostess: Daniela
Challenge: Supply Challenge
Details: Create a card using the following:
1. The color red
2. Buttons
3. At least one stamp

Please use keyword FC12 when you upload your projects to the gallery so we can all see your beautiful work! ~michelle~

Thursday, October 16, 2008

NEW Basic Grey Chipboard Albums IN STORE!

Check these out....Tabbed Milk-Chocolate Chip and Tabbed Dark Chocolate Albums by BasicGrey!

Each 6x6 album includes:
  • 3 tabbed chipboard pages
  • 1 chip back cover
  • 6 interior chip pages
  • grommet-reinforced holes on cover
  • 4 silver-plated key rings.

All chocolate chip album pages are interchangeable; mix and match styles and colors to create your own unique albums. ~michelle~

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

NEW BasicGrey Collections IN STORE!

With Granola, the outdoors comes alive in an organic infusion of all-natural ingredients. Contemporary, rustic details in a rich earth-tone palette are perfect for any nature-loving artistic endeavor.

Urban Prairie is a rich bounty of fanciful patterns bursting with folk appeal. Elaborate, whimsical designs partner with a bright kaleidoscope of colors, popping with accents of black.

Cozy up to your holiday memories with the warm, country-inspired patterns of Wassail.
Detail-rich in a palette of traditional colors, Wassail is the perfect choice for all that you treasure through the holidays and all year long.
Check out the store for coordinating goodies....I will spotlight them here in the coming days.....
Ooh....this stuff is so drool-worthy! Go grab yourself a cuppa Wassail and Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tiny Tea Pot Tuesday #14!

It's Teapot Tuesday and Cindy had a tiny teapot for us this week! This challenge is where we make cards inspired by teapots. The rules for this challenge are easy because there are none!
Check out the teapot she posted with her tiny sample card. Then you make a card based on how you were inspired by that Teapot! No rules, no deadlines. Have Fun and thanks for joining us for Tea this Tuesday! (or whatever day you get around to making your card!)
Make sure you put TPT14 in the keywords section of your upload page!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Project Ideas: Pink Paislee's Vintage Moon

Every once in a blue moon a collection comes along that will have you crafting into the wee hours of the night. The Vintage Moon collection will turn you into a night owl for sure!

I've been checking out the gallery and it seems it's been keeping a few of you up late too!! Lots of fun stuff with this paper line! Here is what you may have missed! Please leave the ladies some love in the gallery!!

Some of Julie's work:

Some of Ching's work:

Some of Melissab1872's work:
I will be showcasing more projects featuring items available in the EIS store on the blog....it's a fun way to be inspired by a product. Be sure to upload anything you make using our products....I'd love to showcase YOUR work! ~michelle~

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday Challenge #11

Join us for Friday Challenge #11!
Our Hostess: Suzy
The Challenge: Fall's Flourish
The Details: Create a fall card using flourishes of any kind- stamps, hand drawn, die cuts, chipboard - whateva! Bonus points if your card or layout is Halloween based!
The Bonus: Prize Alert!! - One challenge participant who makes a NEW card just for this challenge will win a small prize package featuring 2 Imaginisce Hallowhimsy stamps and samplers of Eye of Newt Brads, Bump in the Night Brads, new Prima Halloween flowers, and a few rub-ons! There will be a random draw next Friday so be sure to use the right keyword so Suzy can find your card to enter it!
Please use keyword FC11 when you upload your projects to the gallery so we can all see your beautiful work! To see everyone's submissions click *here*

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Imaginisce Snowy Jo Collection IN STORE!

Start singing the Hallelujah Chorus! These sparkling papers are cause for rejoicing with their double-sided cardstock, cozy winter colors and glittering accents. It’s the best Christmas ever!

The Snowy Jo Collection includes 1 Sheet of each of the 6 designs:
  • (1) Jo To The World
  • (1) Snow Soiree
  • (1) Jingle Baubles
  • (1) Cup O' Cheer
  • (1) Tinsel To The Top
  • (1) Santa's Secret Garden

The 65 lb. cardstock is double-sided. These little fellas will warm your heart! ~michelle~

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Teapot Tuesday #13

The rules for this challenge are easy because there are none! Just check out the teapot above and make a card with your inspiration! No rules, no deadlines, just have fun and thanks for joining us for Tea this Tuesday morning!
Check out the thread here for challenge chit chat!
If you choose to play along, make sure you put TPT13 in the keywords section of your gallery upload page! ~michelle~

Monday, October 6, 2008

More Prima Flowers IN STORE!!

Check out this Minnie Can of small polka dotted flowers by Prima Marketing. These lovely paper flowers come in a cute 4 1/2 x 3 3/4 inch re-useable container! Flower size is approx 2.5 inches.

Also available is this Minnie Can of large flowers. These come in a 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch re-useable container as well. You recieve 1 container filled with flowers and chipboard buttons. Flower size is approx 3 inches.

Last but not least check out the Essentials 5 Little Boo flowers. Each light weight tube has flowers in a variety of sizes and fall colors. Tube Size is 6x18 cm

So...pick yourself some fall flowers to beautify your creations and then upload your samples to the gallery so we can SEE what you've created!! ~michelle~

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Design Team Gallery Open: Halloween Monster Mash!

It's 5th of October and that means the Design Team's 3rd gallery is open for viewing!
This month design team member Ching chose the gallery theme.

The Details: Make Halloween projects that will make everyone feel at "tomb" by hosting a ghostly gala full of fun loving spooks and festive chills. Happy Haunts everyone!
PaperSquares joined the Design Team as our Guest Designer this month....check out her work above and in the gallery!

So Happy Haunting as you check out the gallery! There is a blog candy opportunity lurking in there in the event you feel an urge to go trick or treating! ENJOY! ~michelle~

Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday Challenge #10

Welcome to Friday Challenge #10!

The Hostess: Julie

The Challenge: Crisp and Clean Sketch Challenge

The Details: Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the rich colors and the crisp air. Create a layout or card based upon this sketch using your favorite fall colors. Make sure the layout is crisp and clean.

Please use keyword FC10 when you upload your projects to the gallery so we can all see your beautiful work! To see everyone's submissions click *here* ~michelle~

Thursday, October 2, 2008

October Design Team Gallery Sneek Peek!

Soooo.....if you're in the mood for some Hallowhimsy....stop on by on October 5th to check out the spooky creations in the Design Team Gallery!
This month we welcome PaperSquares
as our Guest Designer...and her creations are Spooky-cool!
See you in the gallery on the 5th! ~michelle~