Thursday, February 26, 2009


Thats what Pink Paislee should have called their new lines!

We've been digging through the many boxes of goodies from PP this afternoon and I'm ready to wall paper my scrap loft with some of them.

You can see a TON of pictures from the PP booth at CHA in the gallery as well as on their blog. They do a fantastic job of making sure its updated with projects and all kinds of information on their products.

So make sure you get some of the Winsome Collection which feature 4 mini lines: Fetching, Fascinating, Captivating and Enchanting.

Each mini line comes complete with chipboard embellishments, funky fabric flowers, rubons and anything else you need.

And then there was a nice box from Jenni Bowlin with her pearl flowers and rhinestone buttons. We didn't order these before the show like the rest of the items because we wanted to see them in person. They were impressive. If you love vintage, you'll want some of these! They also make cute flower centers.

Restock on Jenni Bowlin chipboard buttons.

Make sure you look for our Newsletter tomorrow. We have a lot of fun information about March and April and you won't want to miss it!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Man in Brown

made an appearance on my front porch today. He's so funny. I see him pull up in the truck, he dashes out with some boxes and then rushes back to the truck and off he goes!

Rascal goes crazy of course and now my son joins in - yelling at the guy and pointing.

So, what did he bring? Some Cosmo Cricket.

Everafter, Lil Man and Girl Friday. Such fun papers.

Really. Even better than the booth at CHA. I was running around like a mad person taking pictures of projects and layouts. So much to see in that awesome booth!

And a little warning to those of you who want the Spinner Cards - we have limited quantities on these. They were so popular that we barely got our order! Don't worry, we WILL get more in, but if you must get your hands on them, I wouldn't wait.

You can see the CHA recap HERE.

We have a few more things to update you on but that will have to wait for the Newsletter. Check your inboxes Saturday.

February Birthay people - if you haven't used your code - you only have a few more days. Didn't receive an email? Let me know by sending an email to

Have a March Birthday? Make sure you sign up here to receive your email on March 1st.

Basic Grey Contest - Deadline is March 5th. Get your Basic Grey Marrakech or Porcelain. If you haven't gotten your hands on either of these, we have them both in stock. You can win Lime Rickey or Wisteria.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Monday Markdown

New sale items this week:

Elle's Studio Tags
Jenni Bowlin Bingo Cards
Pink Paislee Sweet Cakes line

Happy Stashing!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Looky there.....

I see a familiar face.

Making Memories Blog

Friday, February 20, 2009

New winner and new product

So we have a new winner and some new product!

First, the new winner:

Kate said...
BG Lime Rickey has been a fave ever since i saw it.. it's just so fun with that burst of colors! i've already thought of LOs and projects for it once I get my hands on them!!
February 13, 2009 4:28 AM

Kate, send me your address - You won some of the new Basic Grey!

Don't forget about the Basic Grey contest we have running right now. Upload your layouts, cards or other projects to the Gallery for a chance to win some Lime Rickey or Wisteria BEFORE you can buy them! Deadline is March 5th.

And the new product. You've all been patiently waiting for the new Maya Road. Well, its here! We also reordered some of the really cute Valentines Day stamps - that can be used on any layout or card!

We're still unpacking the many boxes so give us about an hour to get it all loaded into the store.

ETA: Whew! That was a lot of stuff! Its all in and ready for you to buy! You can see more of the new stuff from their CHA Booth on the Maya Road Gallery. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Send me an email if you are the one who posted the winning comment on the blog during Valentines week. See the post below.

If I don't hear from you by Friday, I'll pick another winner.

Just wanted to update some of you on the order process and some shipping changes.

USPS is having problems with the Zip Code on my credit card - after 2 years. So I'm having to manually address and mail each of your boxes. This means several trips to the Post Office. So, until I get this resolved, please bear with me.

Also, the USPS recently raised rates (again) and they are due to be raised again in May. I'm as unhappy as you are about this and it effects me as much as you. I try to offer free shipping and discounted shipping costs, but as they continue to raise their prices, I have to make the necessary adjustment.

So, I'm looking at Fedex for my shipping services. Their rates are lower or comparable so I will be able to keep the low shipping costs available. To my US customers anyway.

For my international customers, things are going to change again. Because of some issues with the First Class shipping, we will no longer offer this option beginning in March. Several boxes have gone missing and the USPS claims they cannot track First Class once it leaves the US. I have had to issue refunds but am unable to claim the packages as missing to get a refund from USPS. So, its been hairy all the way around with them and the First Class packages. Therefore, I'm returning to the Priority Shipping only. Its more expensive but I can track and get a refund if need be. Until I find a better way to get packages mailed internationally, this is my only option at this point.

If anyone has any questions regarding the changes taking place March 1st, please email me at

Sunday, February 15, 2009

New Products {Winners at Bottom}

Just returned home from a brief vacation for Valentines Day to find some heavy boxes on my doorstep.
Basic Greys first 2 lines have arrived - Porcelain and Marrakech. As with all of their releases, we have their papers and a few embellishments. The rest of them will be released when the next 2 paper lines are released. So expect more from the Porcelain and Marrakech lines in 6-8 weeks when Lime Rickey and Wisteria ship.

For now, enjoy the soft tones of Porcelain and the bold flavors of Marrakech. See the CHA Gallery for more ideas.
Want to win some of the new BG papers before they are released? Check out our new Basic Grey contest. 3 winners will be drawn. There will be more details on this in the next Newsletter and an upcoming blog post this week.

And we have some Valentines business to take care of as well.
I still have to go through the Valentines Gallery and pick the final winner. Lots of great inspiration over there.
But I can pick the winner from the posts this week. picked post #
Congrats to Joyce!
Joyce said...
I'd never heard about Webster until seeing all the posts about CHA. Of course, I always love EVERYTHING Basic Grey!
February 11, 2009 9:26 PM
Joyce, send me an email
Joyce won the new BG Porcelain papers to add to her stash. So we still have 3 more lines from BG to give away. See the Contest mention above to win your own paper set!

We'll be back with the gallery winner later!
Okay, we're back with the winners of the Valentine's Contest.

And Renoa
Congrats ladies! And we couldn't help but post some of the other awesome ideas from the gallery:

Ladies, email me your addresses and I will get your prizes out this week!
Just a reminder that we have a new contest running - see the Gallery for more details. While we were looking through the Valentine's Gallery, we found some rogue files that were uploaded to a separate, personal gallery. Please use the contest galleries to make sure your items are considered for the contests.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentines Day to everyone!

Whether or not you celebrate the holiday, we want to wish you a day filled with love.

Today is the last day to save 15% off your entire order, to upload your layouts, cards or projects to the Valentine's Gallery or post a comment on my post below.

To save 15%, enter code LOVE09 during checkout.

The Valentine's Gallery will close tonight at midnight and 2 winners be drawn on Sunday.

Post a comment on my post HERE for a chance to win one of Basic Greys new lines - not even in stores yet!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Reuse ; Recycle

i have to remind you about

1, the GIVEAWAY > Leave a comment HERE (by Sun 13/2) please .
2. Valentines Gallery Contest ending 14/ 2 and winner will be drawn on 15/2.
(there's going to be 2 winners : one layout + one card). Let's get creative !

i think i am becoming a big fan of the R-word.
i am addicted to keeping packaging, cardboards, bubble wraps, cellophane bags after each scrapbook related purchases.
Do you?? really, i am not sure why i keep them for.
i just thought i may need it someday...i chuck them into a big brown bag ; waiting for the someday.

so appropriately, Erica send us some reusable items and challenged us to use them.
she send us some organza bags and cardboards (measuring 2.5" x 3").
Yes, i admit i was challenged ! =)

Carrie did a sweet job with the organza bags:
So pretty !
here's what I did with the cardboards
i thought enough of wall decorations/ banners. Time for some table decorations!

and did you see this in the gallery ? I thought it looks so realistic and delicious ! Wendy used utee and i LOVE the effect ! Yummy !

off-the-page papercrafting is fun ! it's a good break from creating layouts.
i think we've share quite abit with the projects ... now it's time for us to get to know you better !
Tell us please, since you are into this craft, do you prefer doing altered art, cards, layouts or ALL of the above ?
We love to hear from you !


Tuesday, February 10, 2009


We were so excited when the manufacturers told us stuff was shipping 'as soon as they got back from CHA'.
Well, we waited and waited and FINALLY - stuff is starting to trickle in.

We received a lot of boxes from SEI today that contained 2 of their new lines - Bridgeport and Mimosa.

I can't tell you how excited we are to get these 2 lines in. They are FABULOUS! I know people aren't big fans of SEI but you need to take a second look at these! The beautiful Spring colors and patterns will win you over. And the embellishments have only gotten better. They offer several different kinds of chipboard embellishments with glitter and foil accents, epoxy brads, rubons and even acrylic stamps to match the lines.
And the papers! Oh man the papers! Glitter, varnish and foil. Each paper is 12x12 and double-sided. The front has some sort of foil, varnish or glitter accent on it while the backs are plain paper.

The possibilities are endless with these lines.

You can see more of these lines in the CHA Gallery HERE.

And just when you thought that was all for today - American Crafts dropped off a nice big box for us too. New Thickers, Remarks stickers, rubons and a fresh stock of Slick Writers!

We found a few things in the store we could mark down further this week. There are just a few pieces remaining so if you're looking for any of these products - now is the time to get them! Don't forget you can save 15% off your entire order this week. Coupon code is LOVE09. Yes! Thats 15% additional off the sale prices!
7 Gypsies Albums - 50%
American Crafts Rubons and Thickers - 40-50%
Cosmo Cricket (Haunted, Jacks World and Mr. Campy) - 40% off
Creative Imaginations Harvest Moon - 40%
Fancy Pants Happy Holidays - 40% off
Fontwerks Stamps - 40% off
Hambly Transparencies - 40% off
Maya Road Chipboard and Acrylic Albums - 40% off

And a giveaway. Who wants to win one of the new lines from Basic Grey? Post a comment on this post. You have until Sunday. Tell us which new line from CHA is your surprise favorite. One you thought you wouldn't like but after seeing pictures - love it!

We'll pick a winner on Sunday. Comments close Saturday at Midnight at the end of Valentines Week.

Emeline will be back shortly with more V-day inspiration for you.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Onto the walls ...

I don't usually celebrate Valentine's day in a big way.
It is not a big thing on our calendar .
Don't get me wrong, we don't frown on anyone splurging to mark this special day.
That said, i'm one who prefers to take some time and make my own gift for that special somebody. Nothing elaborate, just something from the heart.
How about you, do you make, buy or not do anything for Valentine's ?

what else besides albums and cards do you make ?
We sure love to hear some ideas and get inspirations from you too!

here are some wall hanging decorations i spied in the gallery created by the designers:



Emeline's (That's me!) :

Using cardboard as a base, i covered it using pattern papers from Making Memorie.
The clips holds little stuffs.

here's another created - a wall hanging decoration.
I'll be back within the next 72 hours for a giveaway ....
so, Hang around , please... ! =)

PS : Do remember our Valentine's Week Special and Valentine's day contest
(ending 14/2) ! - check out the side bar ...

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Check it out ...

there were some ladies who were busy the last few weeks?
doing what ?
they were doing some crafts with Valentine's day theme in mind ...
just so that you could feel the Valentine's day mood and get busy creating too !

Check out the individual designer's gallery for some fabulous february projects here....
Let me bring your attention to some more eye candy.
By the way, please stay tune ... in the coming days, there's going to be a give away (?!)
AGAIN !! - to celebrate the month of LOVE !


Wendy's : A gift bag


Emeline's (that's me blogging ... ) :

please check out the previous post. Erica highlighted some (read: a tonne!) fabulous work by June and Mandy there...
Please come back for More soon !

You can see more inspiration on the Making Memories Blog, on the Maya Road DT blog and a few here and here. And there is a sale this week. Enter code LOVE09 during checkout to save 15% off your order. There is still time to get your Valentine's Day stuff before the big day. June's 10 cards for under $10 is perfect!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Design Team Gallery {picture heavy}

I think its been too long since I've really spent time going through the gallery and bringing you my favorites. This will become a monthly thing again real soon!
Not that January wasn't busy.....

So, without further ado, here are some of my favorites from January and February. You can see everything in the Design Team Gallery. Looking for a specific paper line? Use the search function to find layouts and ideas using that. And if you're looking for some Valentines ideas - some of these out!

Carrie - I love how she manages to use multiple pictures on her layouts - something I can never seen to accomplish. And you can still see the great papers and embellishments. KI Lace cardstock - a great touch to any layout or card. And by using little pieces, you can stretch out your dollar!

Another cute cupcake mini album. I think this cupcake mini was my favorite mini from Maya Road.
The Pink Paislee Sweet Cakes line is perfect for just about anything. The colors are so refreshing!

Emeline - her details always get me. The layers upon layers and the picture is still the focus.

Mandy - she loves to create cards, tags and minis so if you ever need that inspiration, see Mandy! How cute is this little felt purse for the mini tags and valentines!

A great use of the Maya Road keychains!

June - I think this girl uses every last scrap of paper and every embellishment I send her! I can't believe some of the things she comes up with! This is the new card kit thats going on sale today. 10 cards from 3 sheets of paper - just add cardstock. Look for a special discount in the store today.

The KI Sheers make great page embellishments! June layered them here to make little flowers.

And the KI Lace papers in the mini almbum as an extra page! The Maya Road keychain books are perfect for the small projects. Use up some of your scraps easily with one of these!

Those KI Lace papers again!
Maya Road cupcake rubons - who can resist the cupcakes??
Awesome Valentines banner made with the Cosmo Cricket Chemistry line!
Wendy - She's another one who uses everything I send her. I love this!

She put the MM Love Notes papers and embellishments and the Jenni Bowlin Heart Mini to good use here. And I love how they are using little pieces of the KI Sheer Delights. In these economic times, I know its hard to spend $2.50 or more on papers, but when you get the most out of them, then they don't seem so expensive. With the KI Sheer Delights, you can make a bunch of embellishments and for $2.50, thats not too shabby! Or you can use the entire sheet as a background!

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More fun papers - the KI Lace cardstock. They make your layouts and cards pop!I love all the fun details of this layout, but what caught my eye was the placement of the letters around the focal point of the photo - hands holding.

More Making Memories Love Notes - really have to admit that Making Memories just outdoes themselves with each new line. The new embellishments and papers they come out with make you think outside the box. Their latest sticker letters are so elegant. Wendy cut some of the lace patterned paper from this line and added some glitter to the edges to make the lace flowers pop from the page.

And a few weeks ago, we had our big Birthday Bash. Mandy ran the show for an entire week. Next up, Valentines week with Emeline! Yeah! She'll be sharing some of her favorites from the gallery, some of her February projects and a lot more! There will be a giveaway and there is currently a contest open. Make sure you have your layouts and cards uploaded by the 14th to win! We still have a huge pile of free stuff from CHA to give away!

Back to the Birthday Bash. Mandy asked everyone to find a layout in the Stash Gallery and lift it. We've been so busy with CHA and new products that we skipped over the announcement. Congrats to Adeline!