Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Coming tomorrow: recap of 2008 and our Top 10 Gallery projects!
Happy New Year!
Check out Elle's Studio Blog for a cool giveaway. You can see a sneak peek of some of the new items she'll be releasing this weekend (hopefully). There are some website issues she's been dealing with so the release may be postponed. Fingers crossed! Look for all of her new items in the store as soon as I can get my hands on them.
Speaking of giveaways, make sure you post a comment on the post below for a chance to win something from us! Just a little way to say Happy New Year! Comments close on 1/3/09.
A few CHA sneaks:
Pink Paislee - and look at those cute hats and wine bottle holders! Gotta love Pink Paislee!
Can't wait to see more Sneaks as CHA inches closer!
December Birthday Girls - you have ONE day left! Didn't receive the email? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll make sure you get it! Make sure you check the Spam folders for emails from us.
January Girls - tomorrow is the big day! You should receive an email from us. If you don't, please send an email to the above address and we will make sure you get it!
Making Memories Fa La La is now on sale - well, whats left of it! Get it now for 25% off! Also, tomorrow is the last day for Free Shipping on orders over $30.00. We extended it for one day to give you time to shop on 1/1/09. After that, it goes back to orders over $50.00.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
I'll be responding to any emails tonight once the baby goes to bed. He won't let me play on the computer much when he's awake so thats a nighttime activity for me.
Other than that, I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday week. And you can leave a little comment here and maybe you'll win something. Wink wink!
ETA: You have a few more days to take advantage of the FREE shipping on orders over $30.00. This offer ends at midnight 12/31/08. After that, it goes back up to $50.00. (Sorry, this is only available for US customers. International customers can enjoy low shipping rates and free shipping - please see our shipping table for more information.)
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Here is your code for today - CANDYCANE10 - 10% off your entire order
Todays markdown is Basic Grey Ambrosia - 25% off the entire line.
Remember, combine that with your 10% discount and save 35% off this line.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Enter code ANGEL15 during checkout to save 15% off your entire order.
Todays markdown is all Collage Press new papers.
P.S. - don't forget to check out the mega inspiration post below.
Sassafras - A contest and the post below where you can post the store that you purchase Sass Lass products at. Go ahead and post YSS.com. :)
And some inspiration from the Design Team:
Wendy used the new Jenni Bowlin Red/Black line to make a mini album. LOVE these papers for Christmas.
And if you liked her November gallery, you should see her DECEMBER gallery. Lovely!
Mandy used a lot of the SEI holiday papers and American Crafts Tinsel Thickers in November.
June seems to be making goos use of all the products I sent her in November - looks like she's still using some of the papers and rubons! She has some tutorials on her blog showing you ways to cover chipboard and other fun things!
Emeline - have you seen the cute things she made using Graphic 45 Papers? And more delicious layouts from Em.
Carrie rocked the Pink Paislee Tinsel Town line! I adore that tree! And did you see her special holiday projects?
Beatriz used the Basic Grey Ambrosia line to make a cute little mini last month and this month, the new Sassafras Lass Life at the Pole papers - these papers make adorable cards as well as layouts.
Other inspiration from around Blogland:
Ali Edwards - are you caught up with your December Daily? I'm not! Stuck on day 8 but slowly working on it!
Bella Blvd. This girl is seriously talented and we can't wait to see what she comes up with at CHA. We still have a few of her products left in stock - get them while they're still here!
Christine Middlecamp - I admire this woman for her courage AND her creative abilities. Can't wait to take another class with her.
Nora Griffin - I wish I could be as organized (and creative) as this lady!
Martha - because she always posts the cutest pictures of her pugs and I wish Rascal would give me some cute pose. And the cute outfits she finds for her pugs.....
Inspired Blueprints - love this new Sketch Site.
I hope you enjoyed all of the inspiration here. I am taking a quick break to sleep and then will post the new discount and markdown for Monday. Its been a tough weekend with limited internet access. Darn wet weather keeps tripping the breakers in the house - the one my router is hooked up too! Try processing orders and printing shipping labels in these conditions! Right now, its dry and things have been up and running most of today. I'm back to filling orders and a good chunk should go out in the mail Monday. All I have to say is that I love my Blackberry!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I know we are. Empty space all over the storage area ready to be filled with the new stuff we order at CHA.
We've started to get small sneaks here and there. Make sure you check out the manufacturer blogs to see what they're showing. Some have giveaways too! I've got a pretty decent list made of manufacturers that we don't currently carry - and want to! So make sure you are stalking the blog in January as we reveal who we're looking at.
We may even have a few new arrivals in the coming weeks.
Todays discount code is WREATH25 - 25% off your entire order.
Todays markdown is Sassafras papers. All 4 of their last lines! Woodland Whimsy, Hog Heaven, Fawn'd of you too and Happy Place. All papers, stickers and chipboard is on sale!
Only 2 days left of the sale - what am I going to do with myself when its over?
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Todays markdown is Rusty Pickle Chipboard albums and American Crafts Thickers - now 25% off.
Combine that with the 15% off discount for today and save 40% off these items.
Code expires at midnight!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Check out the following items - all 25% off now:
Scenic Route Chipboard Albums
KI Memories Sheer Delights
AND todays discount code is SNOWBALL10 - 10% off your entire order.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Need last minute gift for a friend? Check out the new Stash Cash Gift Certificates for the holiday season. They come in Petal envelopes from Paper Source in pretty holiday colors like Red and Blue. We have some cute sticker accents that match them too!
Todays discount code is ELF25 - 25% off your entire purchase.
Todays markdown is Hambly. ALL Hambly products are now on sale.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Todays discount is 20% - code WINTER20
Todays markdown is 25% off all Rose Moka papers and stickers.
UPDATE: The new Ali Edwards Valentines Words (Loving Words) stamps are in stock. Restock on The Story and Peace, Joy, Love.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Todays discount is 25%. Enter code HOHOHO25 during checkout to save 25% off your entire order.
Todays markdown is Fancy Pants Glitter Cuts, All Fall and Daily Grind - all items now 25%.
(Combine those 2 discounts for a 50% discount on all FP items listed.)
And I had a chance to play with the new October Afternoon Diecuts last night. So much fun! Their new diecuts are so much better than the last ones. These have themed pieces to go with the paper lines. Snowflakes and snowmen for the Good Cheer line, cute houses and trees for Weathervane and the most adorable monsters for Night Light. The best part is, they have extra little pieces like more eyes for the monsters - so you can layer them with popdots. So cute! These are selling quickly so if you want to get them with a discount - hurry!
Monday, December 15, 2008
10% off and some new October Afternoon goo-oo-dies.
Coupon code for 12/15 is SNOW10 to save 10% off your entire order.
Sale items for today are Petaloo flower boxes. Yummy!
Some inspiration for today from Emeline (using the Graphic 45 papers)
Star Ornament and Box Ornament (See the Graphic 45 blog for more holiday ideas using their papers)
And in case you didn't catch it, our shipment of the new October Afternoon goodies is here! New DIECUTS! The new diecuts we've waited patiently for that match Weathervane, Good Cheer and Night Light. Also, a lot of irresistible sticker letters in the best colors. All loaded into the NEW section of the store and ready to ship to you!
Still to come:
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Code REINDEER20 during checkout.
And today, we marked down Maya Road Chipboard. This includes chipboard books, keychains and other chipboard products.
Friday, December 12, 2008
And todays code is DECEMBER20 - 20% off your entire order.
Code is valid until midnight 12/13.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
We still have one more room to post AND some really cool prejects from Emeline using Graphic 45 papers. You can see all of the tutorials on the G45 blog too! In fact, we have a TON of things to update but we're trying not to overload the Blog this week!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Hurry, they're going fast (again!)
We also have a restock of Autumn Leaves stamps, Elles Studio tags and Stickles.
Don't forget, for every order over $30 you receive free shipping.
And for orders over $50, you receive $5.00 in Stash Cash to use on your next order.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Prices dropping in the store - I love sale time. Its time to get rid of the old stuff and make room for all of the new stuff. It should be your favorite time as well - getting your favorite scrapbook products on sale! I'm just as excited as you are to see whats new in January.
Don't forget to purchase your gift certificates. For every one you purchase, you get a $5.00 card for yourself. You can use the code thats emailed to you OR request one of our fancy Holiday Gift Card envelopes. We'll post the samples soon, but we just stocked up on pretty red petal envelopes from Paper Source and cute little stickers to decorate them with. This option is available for free with any Gift Card purchase.
I'm finishing up the Holiday Banner for the blog and I added Christmas music the other day. I've been waiting to add that playlist since before Thanksgiving.
The October Afternoon gallery is now closed. Please give us a few days to look over everything and announce a winner!
We have more scrap rooms to post AND a gallery recap that you're going to love!
Friday, December 5, 2008
We'll pick a winner early next week.
New Arrivals and Restocks:
Autumn Leaves Stamps
Jenni Bowlin Valentines BINGO cards and Holiday cards
Elles Studio Tags and Stickers
Stickles by Ranger (new colors added)
Pink Paislee Sweet Cakes line
Pink Paislee Holly Doodle Sticker letters
Pink Paislee Tinsel Town Acrylic Stamps
Items added to SALE section:
KI Lace papers
Pink Paislee Press-Ons
Rusty Pickle Acrylic Albums
(Some items have been marked down from 25% to 40 or 50%. Low quantities remain.)
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
More rooms coming this week!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Save 25% off your order. Enter TURKEY25 during checkout.
All orders totalling $30.00 or more will receive free shipping this month.
All orders totalling $50.00 or more will receive a $5.00 Gift Certificate to use on their next order.
Buy any amount Gift Certificate (Stash Cash) and receive a $5.00 Gift Certificate for yourself! (hint HInt, you may want to email this blog link to your husbands and friends in case you want to find some Stash Cash under the tree for yourself this year.)
Special NOTE: Because we continue to sell out of the Ali Edwards 'Today You' stamp set, we are offering a special deal for those of you looking for it. We will extend the 25% off Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal on this stamp set only when they are in stock again. A reorder has been placed and should be here in the next 7-10 days. If you are interested in this set and want us to hold one for you, please send an email to email@example.com and we will let you know they are in stock before the blog is updated. We have tripled our order this time hoping that this will be sifficient stock.
Want to receive a special Birthday Surprise from the Stash? Sign up for our Birthday Club. If you have a December Birthday, now is the perfect time to sign up.
Make sure your name and email is on the list so when you're birthday comes around, you'll receive a special gift from us as well!
Sign up here!
Oh man, what a month! Did you see what the Design Team did? Check it out!
Upcoming on the blog this week.....
Pictures of the Design Teams Scrap Spaces and my pics for November Gallery Favorites!
Don't forget to upload your projects using ANY October Afternoon papers for a chance to win some OA Goodies. Deadline is now December 5th.
New on the sidebar: Check out the "Current Promotions and Contests" area. We'll be listing anything special going on in the store like coupon codes, shipping deals and contests.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I took a break from pictures this weekend. I sat back, relaxed and enjoyed life. This was difficult for me since I tend to try and capture my sons every 'first'. This year was his first Thanksgiving meal. Last year, he had his first few bites of baby food. This year, he used my miniature set of silverware to eat his first turkey and pumpkin pie. A miniature set of silverware that I used as a baby. 30 years ago.
I realized how much he's grown in the last 12 months. Just 365 short days. I'm afraid to blink only to find him heading off to college, getting married or celebrating his childs first holiday.
Today also marks the 10 year anniversary of our first date. Dinner and a movie along with a few games at Dave n' Busters. (Hows that for romance?) We laughed this morning as we looked back at the first scrapbooks. We saw at least one movie a week. We ate chinese food a lot. So you can imagine all of the ticket stubs and fortune cookie fortunes I have glued to pages.
10 years. Thats 1/3rd of my life.
I guess I'm reminiscing a little too much this weekend. I remember being the geeky girl in high school and it seems like it was yesterday. Now, I'm married, I have a son and a house. I have this wonderful business. This was NOT in my 10 year plan.
This leads me to my next project. Ali Edwards creates her amazing December Daily every year and Wendy created this cute 2009 mini book. I love both ideas, so I started another book similar to the December Daily. But its a book about goals for 2009. I'm working on a list of 12 goals for myself. 12 goals for 2009. One for each month. Call it what you want: goals, resolutions......
Okay, I think I'm done reminiscing tonight. I found some cute holiday projects on blogs this week so I'll be posting links this weekend.
Don't forget the sale. Also, anyone that wants the Ali Edwards 'Today You' stamp, it IS sold out. BUT, we will honor the sale price when they are back in stock. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to hold your set. We expect them to be in stock again within 10 days. Technique Tuesday is aware if our order and will be shipping soon. An email will be sent to you when they are back in.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Restock on the Today You set and the new Holiday sets are now in stock!
Jenni Bowlin has arrived. Restock on holiday Bingo Cards, Chipboard and the new Valentines Bingo cards.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Starting with the covers
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October Afternoon contest - Deadline is November 30th.
Awesome technique over on Wendys Blog
Design Team ideas are starting to pop up in the gallery!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I made my husband take me to see Twilight. He actually liked it. And he's reading the books now. Anyone else see it this weekend? It was our 10 year anniversary. 10 years since our first date. We went to see a movie at the same movie theater we went to on our first date. Dinner and a movie. Just like 10 years ago.
I took some pictures of us with his phone. Just need to upload them so I can scrapbook them. I found a new sketch site that I just *love* and can't wait to share. Next post though.
Monday, November 17, 2008
In fact, we should be seeing both of them regularly through the end of the year.
So what did he bring us today? A little bit of everything.....
Restocks on some of our popular items:
Glossy Accents (this sold out fast before!)
Making Memories Paperie Journaling Books - we were getting low so we ordered a few more
Making Memories Paperie Clips and Brads - also getting low
Fancy Pants Acrylic Stamp
I know this is the part you were waiting for. The NEW stuff. Here it is!
Making Memories Rouge Paperie - the rest of our order from CHAS. MM inadvertantly left out most of our Rouge order.
MM Paperie Alpha Stickers - in all 4 colors. Yes, these were left out as well
Kaisercraft Rhinestones - we've been drooling over these self-adhesive beauties for some time now. They have a better US Distributor now so they are easier to get.
Stickles by Ranger - who doesn't love a little glitter on their projects? Okay, I'm addicted to these little bottles of glitter glue. I find reasons to use them on anything.
Staz-on Ink Pads - for the stampers. We've recently bulked up the stamp section of the store (look for more new stamps coming soon!) and we know you need a decent ink pad.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I'll draw a winner tomorrow morning.
Today, I'm taking a day off. I'll be cropping at my friends store and then taking some classes designed by Christine Middlecamp.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
First - Pink Paislee. Their new holiday line - Tinsel Town and their Pixie Stix. Okay, I'm a glitter/bling freak and its all I can do to stay away from the stuff when I do pages and mini's about my little boy. I'm not into flowers or lace. Give me glitter and crystals ANY day. (This is a hint to some product that will be available in the store soon. hee hee) So when I opened the box and saw the Pixie Stix packages all wrapped up together, I squealed. I'm not a squealer. But when I SAW the tubes of glitter - well, I got excited. My husband thinks I'm crazy. We all are though - right?
Anyway, moving on.....
Cats Life Press.
I love this stamp company. Not only do they have some really cool stamps, their customer service is A-MAZ-ING. They had the order out the very next day. Thats unheard of in the scrapping world! AND they were awesome enough to let me order some of the brand NEW holiday stamps. The images aren't up on their site yet. At least they weren't when I ordered them. So, we have some of their latest release and then some of their very brand new release in stock. All are mounted. I got a mixed review so to be on the safe side, I ordered the mounted stamps. If there is enough people who want these designs unmounted, I will get them in. I can get them within a few days so there is no waiting. and then you can take advantage of the sales and free shipping or whatever promotion we have going on here.
Lastly, Elle's Studio. I regularly profess my love for her tags here on the blog. Well, she did it again. She released a few new designs that are just perfect for the holidays. We stocked more of her Holiday Journaling cards as well as some sold out favorites. So your basic journaling circles are back in stock.
And if you liked the mini album Mandy created with the Elle's Studio Mini Calendar book - I'll be posting a How-To this week. We still have a few of these books in stock so grab them while they're still here!
I'm still entering product into the store so as soon as I finish working, I'll upload some fab pictures so you can all squeal with me!
Don't forget this is the last week for the Online Shop Hop. We will not be participating in the Reindeer Roundup but we have some fantastic things planned for the rest of November and December. Make sure you check the blog weekly or sign up for our newsletter.
October Afternoon Contest - deadline to upload is 11/25. That way we don't have to stress out over Thanksgiving weekend. We'll pick a winner and we can all enjoy turkey. Use any of the October Afternoon lines to create a layout, card or mini album for a chance to win some OA goodies!
And the last giveaway of the Shop Hop ends Saturday. We will draw a winner Sunday to celebrate the last day of the Shop Hop. Post a comment here for a chance to win an Elle's Studio goodie pack. For those who haven't posted yet, think about it. We have a pack worth more than $25 to give away - Thats a lot of tags. AND, Elle sent a few extra samples with our order so guess what? We added those to the pack to make it worth close to $40.00 now. So go post a comment. You can't win if you don't!