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Sunday, November 30, 2008

December Design Team Gallery Peek!

December 5th is fast approaching...and here is a little peek of the goodness hiding out there waiting for the big day! Be sure to come on back and check out all of the beautiful creations....the design team has been busy and you won't want to miss it!
You'll also want to check this out!!! Sale through Cyber Monday!
We're having a great sale with many items already discounted and for the rest of the weekend we're giving 25% off everything, even sale items! Use the discount code: discount25 in the discount coupon box at checkout! Come join our group to get the most current sales info on our website!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Friday Challenge #18 - Leftovers!!

Welcome to Friday Challenge 18 with our Design Team Hostess, Suzy! She gave us a Leftovers Challenge.

Here are the challenge details: Thanksgiving is over and we are left wondering what to do with all those leftovers! Make a card or layout using scraps (paper, not fridge!) you would normally toss. Please use keyword FC18 when you upload your projects to the gallery so we can all see your beautiful work!

To see all submissions click *here*

Her sample uses leftovers from all seasons, including Imaginisce Snowflowers from the Snowy Joe Collection (the large glittery snowflake), Princess Posies from the Fairest of them All Collection (the sheer flower on top of the snowflake), May Arts ribbon scrap, Prima flowers just sitting on my desk, and dollar store crystals from last Christmas. ~michelle~

Friday, November 28, 2008

Blog Candy Winner!

Heather is the lucky winner of our blog candy prize! Congratulations Heather! I've emailed you so if you didn't get it, please email me!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Just Right Stampers - IN STORE!

  • Baking Ensembles & Harmony Classic Circle II Stampers
  • 2 5/16"
  • Just Rite Stampers

Perfect for creating tags or packaging for all your favorite homemade recipes.

Each Set Includes:

  • 6 Borders
  • 6 Centers
  • 2-5/16” Wood Stamper
Christmas Ensembles & Harmony Classic Circle III Stampers

  • 3 ¼”

These cheery holiday borders & centers can be used for making cards, personalized gift or festive packaging.

Each Set Includes:

  • 6 Borders
  • 6 Centers
  • 3-1/4” Wood Stamper Included

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! Be sure to scroll down and enter for the BLOG CANDY if you haven't already....Barb picks a winner tomorrow!! ~michelle~

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Teapot Tuesday Challenge #20!

Check this out!!! Mothermark aka Cindy has challenged us to be inspired by her teapot!
What a jolly old elf she's created with paper and stamps!

The challenge: Be inspired by her teapot and make a card! Upload it into our gallery so we can all check it out and leave you some love! Make sure you put TPT20 in the keywords section of your upload page so we can find it!!

If you haven't already...check out THIS post and get into the drawing for BLOG CANDY!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder - IN STORE!

Provo Craft Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Snowflakes

These 4.25" x 5.5" embossing folders are the perfect size for handmade cards and to add texture and style to scrapbook pages! Here is some inspiration from our gallery. If you haven't checked out our gallery....check it out and be INSPIRED! ~michelle~

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Catchin' Up with Challenges

Between being down with a dandy cold and tyring to keep up with the new stuff in the store, I've not kept up announcing our challenges on a timely fashion...but it's the beginning of a new week, and I'm going to catch you up! Here are last week's challenges!!

Teapot Tuesday #19, FIVE Days Late:

Join Cindy as she pulls a teapot from her gigantuous collection for inspiration and makes a card. We'd love to see your version....if you play, add TPT19 in the gallery keywords so we can see your work!

Friday Challenge 17, TWO days late:

Hostess: Debbie

Challenge: Color Challenge

Details: Create any project using these colors in any shades that you perceive as being orange, raspberry, & chocolate.

Please use keyword FC17 when you upload your projects to the gallery so we can all see your beautiful work! To see everyone's submissions click *here*


Be sure to read up on it here and see what you need to do to enter to win a pile of goodness! ~michelle~

Saturday, November 22, 2008

May Arts Ribbon - IN STORE!

Check out all this beautimous stuff in the store!!! May Arts Ribbon has arrived!!!
These ribbons sell by the yard.
Two Tone Grosgrain-Stripe-Stitch May Arts 3/8 wide

Satin Reversible Stitch Edge Ribbon May Arts Luxurious Reversible Satin Ribbon 3/8inch wide

Burgundy Organdy with White Dots May Arts 3/8 inch wide

Satin Ribbon 1 Inch May Arts Ribbon Luxurious Satin Ribbon with a Grosgrain edge

Satin Ribbon 1 Inch May Arts Ribbon Luxurious Satin Ribbon with a Grosgrain edge

Velvet Ric Rac May Arts Ribbon Luxurious Velvet Ric Rac Ribbon 3/8 Inch

Also....please see THIS POST to enter for some sweet BLOG CANDY!!


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Little Something Special *UPDATED*

***Edited to make things even easier!!***

Hi there! Barb and I have been talking...and have decided that it's time to offer up a drawing for some *B L O G C A N D Y* to those of you who are loyal followers of this blog! Check this out!!!!

The goodie kit will include the following:
  • 1 sheet of each of the Sweet Cakes sheets
  • 2 sheets of American Crafts Tropical Pink
  • 2 sheets of Tropical Orange
  • 2 sheets of Tropical Green
  • 2 yards of Maya Road ribbon
  • some MM chipboard
  • 1 package of giggle white thickers
  • some daisy flowers from prima
  • various buttons!

Here is what to do to be eligible to win:

1. Post a comment on this blog and/or become a follower. How simple is that?!

For an extra chance to win here is what you need to do:

1. Make a $30 purchase from our store. (before shipping and after discount) Just click on the link on our sidebar!!

2. Use the discount code GLITTER to get 20% off of all regular and sale priced merchandise.

3. Select BLOG from the drop down AND add EI BLOG in the referral box during checkout.


All eligible customers will be entered into the drawing on November 28, 2008 and one lucky winner will receive these sweet goods!

Good Luck Ladies...and thanks for stopping by!!! ~michelle & Barb~

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Making Memories Slice - Now Available!

Weighing less than two pounds, this 5" square wonder goes everywhere you go. And because it's cordless you can cut anywhere on any size media. Just insert a design card, select a shape from the friendly graphic interface and watch it work its magic. Enjoy Making Memories' top-notch designs including the popular styles of the Noteworthy and Animal Crackers programs. Cut your favorite designs in one-to four-inch increments to compliment projects both large and small.

For use with the Slice Cordless Design Cutter. Includes animal and baby shapes, words and letters. ~michelle

Saturday, November 15, 2008

At You Spica Glitter Pens - IN STORE!

Check these out!!! They are great for letters, cards, diaries and scrapbooking. The set comes in a wide color range with bright brilliant ink that is waterproof after drying. Unique pen tip draws smoothly with non-drip ink. They are archival, acid free and non-toxic. They come in a vinyl case for storage.

12 of the Spica Colors are included:
  • 01 Lavender
  • 02 Pink
  • 03 Red
  • 04 Orange
  • 05 Lemon
  • 06 Melon
  • 07 Olive
  • 08 Turquoise
  • 09 Sky Blue
  • 10 Black
  • 11 Gold
  • 12 Silver

These are also very fun to layer over images covered with Copics for a deeper color. The glitter is IN the ink...they are smooth glitter, not bumpy like ultrafine glitter or Stickles. ~michelle~

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday Challenge #16

Friday Challenge 16, and our Hostess is Ching!
Our Challenge: Fall is in the Air
The Details: Let's bring out fabrics, felts and anything "warm" as the main element for your project.

Please use keyword FC16 when you upload your projects to the gallery so we can all see your beautiful work! To see everyone's submissions click *here*

Happy Creating! ~michelle~

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Stewart Superior's Palette Hybrid Ink Pads - IN STORE!

We now are carrying Stewart Superior's new Palette Hybrid ink pad, which represents the latest innovation in stamping ink technology. It eliminates all the confusion over which ink to use for what surface - because it works on everything and is a non-solvent ink! This means it doesn’t smell bad and it’s nonflammable and it won’t immediately dry out. It dries instantly on paper and porous surfaces and requires a heat-set on glossy surfaces and fabrics. This ink is acid free, archival, and non-fading. It works on all surfaces, has a raised pad surface for inking any size stamp. It leaves a crisp, detailed, non-bleeding impression in brighter colors, is fast drying and waterproof. Dynamic new box design with lid snapping into base for easier grip of inkpad.

Remember GLITTER will get you 20% off of all purchases regular or sale price through the end of November.....check it out! ~michelle~

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Teapot Tuesday #18!

You're invited to Cindy's tea party...and this is her story!

In her own words:
1. This is a little teapot I got from my bosses wife. She knows I have a polka dotted stamp room and she saw this and thought it would be cute in there! And was she ever right! It's Mary Engelbreit! I have a picture that matches it perfectly in my stamp room! How cool is that!!
2. I shoulda made my card a little bigger and then they would be exactly the same size. It was pure luck that my card is not bigger than my teapot. I have a tendancy to GO BIG with my cards! Yike!
3. Honestly, this could be a watering can, maybe it's really not a teapot! But its my gallery and I say its a teapot! So there! Snort!

Here is her challenge:
Look at her teapot and make a card that is inspired by what you see! If you choose to play along (and we hope you do), make sure you put TPT18 in the keywords section of your upload page!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Pink Paislee's Pop Fashion Collection - IN STORE!

When fashion trends become pop culture icons we like to think of it as Pop Fashion! Hip Huggers and Pedal Pushers inspired this high style collection where accessories take center stage. Release your inner fashionista and start creating projects reminiscent of days gone by. Printed on 65# heavyweight paper. Acid and lignin free.
The8x8 collection packs include 12 sheets of paper in 6 designs:
  • Bell Bottoms
  • Parachute Pants
  • Leg Warmers
  • Pedal Pushers
  • Mary Janes
  • Bermuda Short


Friday, November 7, 2008

Happy FRIDAY! - Challenge #15

It's time for Friday Challenge 15! Our Hostess this week is Norma.

Her challenge to you is to make a card, layout or any type of project with distressing on it!

Please remember to use keyword FC15 when uploading your work to our gallery so we can leave you some love on your submission! Click *here* to see the gallery this week.

Have a GREAT weekend! ~michelle~

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fit For A Princess Gallery NOW OPEN!

This month's gallery features Imaginisce's Fairest Of Them All Collection. These papers are gorgeous and several patterns are glittered! The stamps and papers are fun to work with and perfect for your little princess! (or frog prince!)

Check out the Design Team's Divine Creations here. If you don't already have some of this girly goodness....here is a magic word.... GLITTER will give you 20% off of your entire order. To make it even more fun to order, all Cuttlebug Folders are 20% off....and COPIC Markers are IN STOCK! ~michelle~

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Teapot Tuesday Challenge #17

Here Cindy's teapot and matching card for your inspiration for challenge #17. If you choose to play along, make sure you put TPT17 in the keywords section of your upload page! No rules....just make a card inspired by what you see in the photo! We'd love to see what you make!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

NEW BasicGrey Stamp Sets - IN STORE!

Check out these new Acrylic Stamp Sets from BasicGrey! Made of high-quality, durable material, use with inkpads, paint or scrapbook-safe markers to add playful accents in any color.