Friday, February 28, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Banner Kits

Dayle designed these St. Patrick's Day banner kits and cut them with her Silhouette Cameo tool.

All you have to do is assemble them for a custom made decoration!!!

Kits are sold at the store for $33.

Only 2 are available, so don't wait!

(If you miss out, and really want one, we will take your name and number
and see if she can get all of the supplies to make more).

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BRAND New Items In Stock!!!!!

*LOTS* of brand new items in stock
(and more coming!!!)

Julie Nutting Dies are here!!!
by Prima 
Please note that they only sent us 3 of each die, so hurry in!

We also received some "fun" from Petaloo,

A BRAND new company for us: Monte Paper Mill
This line is called "Patriots" (for obvious reasons), 
but LOTS of kids have school projects and east coast trips, 
plus if you are into history or independence day, this will be a GREAT line for you!!

This is the new wedding line by Teresa Collins
"Save The Date"

And, of course, My Mind's Eye's long awaited
Chalk Studio 2

Next week, we should receive:
• Therm-o-web - adhesives and glittery goodness

• Kaisercraft!!! A GINORMOUS order from Kaisercraft!


We have another opportunity
for you to win!!!

Comment on this post before Friday, 2/28/14 at midnight Pacific
for a chance to win
one sheet of each of  the Teresa Collins "Save The Date" line.

Winner will be randomly selected.
Winner will be announced Saturday, March 1st 
on this blog and on Facebook. 
Check back here to see if you've won!!!
If you post as "Anonymous", can you at least put your initials or something?

* Prize is one free sheet from each of the Teresa Collins "Save The Date" line.
Papers are not returnable or exchangeable.
Local pick up only.
Pickup must be made within 30 days of notice of winner or you forfeit your prize.
Winner will be randomly selected.
Winner will be announced Saturday, March 1, 2014 on this blog and on Facebook.
Check back to see if you've won!
Inappropriate comments will be deleted and are not eligible to win.

Monday, February 24, 2014

General update about "stuff"....

I just thought I should let you guys know that we are in the middle of a computer conversion.

Windows announced at the end of last year that they will stop supporting Windows XP (our operating system) in April and our computers are.... well.... a little dated, so we got new ones.

BUT, we are open EVERY DAY until Easter and we can't afford to wait so the conversion is going on during business hours. I'm sorry, but I'm just not a "night owl" and I'm the entire "IT Department" (well, when Dad is out of town!! :D ).

Why am I telling you this?

Because for a little while, we will only have one register. 

With our brandy new computers, one of our peripherals decided it was going to give up the ghost, so I need to buy a new pole display. I can't just run to Target to grab one and it's illegal to run a POS system without one, so.... only 1 for now. BUT, it's the new one and so should be fast and we are excited to have sound again! (We have been silent since we reopened)

Also, if you see computer equipment all over our counters and floors, or see me crawling around on the floor under the counters, or dust on my pants... that is why!!!

Thanks in advance for your understanding!! It should be done within maybe a week or two at the most...  All else is "Business as usual"

(PS - this is one of my LEAST FAVORITE "job duties", but is part of the "glamour" of owning your own business!! lol!)

Updated 2/27/14:
I found the part that we need for the other register on ebay for only $50. (YAY!)

Also, there seems to be some small bug in the system. We are trying to figure out if it is the computers or the program, but if the register sits idle for too long, the receipt won't print and the drawer won't open until we reboot the computer. We are trying to narrow down the issue.

Winner Winner! Chicken Dinner!!

The winner of our drawing for one sheet each from the Chalk Studio II line by My Mind's Eye is....

I love these papers. The chalkboard is fun and I love the colors! Thanks for the chance to win some :)

VanessaB, they are scheduled to arrive Tuesday, February 25th. Assuming they arrive on time, we'll have them available for you by the end of the day.

You have 30 days to collect your prize.

Thanks to every one who commented!!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

New Products In Stock Plus More Arriving This Week!!

Along with everything else we have already received this week,

We got in new SRM Vinyl!!

Dayle (Our resident Silhouette Expert) ♥LOVES♥ the SRM Vinyl!
We added new glitter colors, the Chalkboard Vinyl, Stencil sheets, and more.
And they aren't rolled up like Silhouette's so they don't curl when you try to use them!

We received more flowers, some vintage findings, and feathers

We-R Memory Keepers
Their super hot Punch Boards!!
• Envelope
• Gift Bag
• Gift Box
• Pillow Box
• Candy Box

A paper line by Fab Scraps
Glue Glider Refills
Travel Jolee's
Perfect Pearls Mists
Dog Embellishments
and more!

We will be receiving a LOT 
of new items this week!!

Here's a preview of a few of them:

My Mind's Eye's - Chalk Studio II line
It will be here on Tuesday!

(Don't forget to comment on our blog post for a chance to win some of it!)

We received a "love note" from Fed Ex that more is arriving Monday. It might be more Julie Nutting!!!

Teresa Collins
One of her brand new lines from CHA should be here Monday or Tuesday.

We have a BIG order of their adhesives coming!

Come in early for the best selection!!!

Friday, February 21, 2014

New Class Added!!!

We are sad to see our friends at Stamping Details close, but we are excited that Allison Beall has chosen CSS as her new local home for teaching!!

She has designed her first class for us and the samples are at the store.

Join her for her Kaisercraft Telegraph Road Card Class
Offered twice:
Saturday, March 22nd at 10am and again
Wednesday, March 26th at 10am
$25 per person

Any level student welcomed. 
Crafty kids 12 and over may attend along with a paying adult.
Don't forget to check the website for a list of what to bring
and our cancellation policy.
Kits available.
Space is limited, so sign up today at the store
or over the phone at (858) 679-9100

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Chalk Studio II by My Mind's Eye and a Contest!

Chalk Studio II by My Mind's Eye
is on it's way!!! 
It should arrive Tuesday 2/25, 
so get ready!!

Want to win it?
Leave a comment on this blog post 
before Sunday, February 23rd, 
by Midnight Pacific Time 
for a chance to win one sheet 
of every paper from this line.*

Winner will be randomly selected.
Winner will be announced Monday, February 24, 2014 
on this blog and on Facebook. 
Check back here to see if you've won!!!
If you post as "Anonymous", can you at least put your initials or something?

*The free sheets of paper will be from what we receive. 
Images above are of the complete line. It is not guaranteed that we will receive everything. 
One of each style received in the Chalk Studio II line.
Line is expected to be received the week of 2/24/14.
We are not responsible if My Mind's Eye doesn't send us the complete line. 
Papers are not returnable or exchangeable.
Local pick up only.
Pickup must be made within 30 days of notice of winner or you forfeit your prize.
Winner will be randomly selected.
Winner will be announced Monday, February 24, 2014 on this blog and on Facebook.
Check back to see if you've won!
Inappropriate comments will be deleted and are not eligible to win.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Upcoming Classes....

Technique-a-Palooza: Volume 1
Is THIS Saturday - February 22nd at 10am-1pm.
If you look at products at the store like mists and embossing powders 
and things that come in little jars and you think to yourself: 
"I wonder how you use this???"


Join Connie and learn over 20 techniques in about 3 hours for only $32!!!
Go home with sample tags made with these items that you can put 
on a ring and use over and over for reference.

Sign up at the store or over the phone at: (858) 679-9100.

See the list of items to bring with you on our online detail calendar.

Can't attend this one? Connie is also offering this class
on Friday, March 7th from 6pm-9pm.

Love Box With Lisa
Saturday, 22nd from 2pm to 6pm 
Make this adorable box with a mini book inside for fun photos that 
you have from Valentine's, or any event!!
Cute and versatile and only $28!

Silhouette Classes with Dayle!!!
Sunday, February 23rd.
Did you get a Silhouette Cameo or Portrait digital die cutting tool 
for Christmas this year and it's still in the box?
(Or maybe for LAST Christmas?)
Or you got it out and set it up but are unsure of where to start?
Or maybe you are thinking about getting one and 
you want to know if it's for you??!

Silhouette 101: A Beginner Class including Print & Cut
is for you!!
Sunday, 2/23 from 10am-1pm* for only $27
Dayle is our on-staff resident expert about all things Silhouette
and she will show you all of the basics in this 3 hour class.
In more of a lecture/show-and-tell class with discussion, 
you don't need to bring or even own a Silhouette in order to participate. 
She will show you all of the basics and offer 
lots of time for questions-and-answers.
You will receive a CD with a detailed tutorial of the class and 
sample Silhouette files, and a class outline for notes.

Silhouette 201 - Advanced Techniques and Projects
Sunday, 2/23 from 2pm-5:30pm* for only $33

Do you know all of the basics but want to learn more?
Or maybe you have a specific area you want to explore??
Join Dayle in the afternoon for advanced editing techniques and more!

If you are a newbie and attending 101 in the morning, 
you will have learned enough to also take 201 in the afternoon.

*The store will open early and stay open late to accommodate these classes.

Three Times The Design
By Linel Mehus from Classic Expressions

This is a take-home kit.
Pre-order yours today. Kits will be here by 3/1/14.
Kits include full color instructions and 
most items needed to make these 3 cards. 
Images are pre-stamped, although you will need the
Copic markers to go with this kit to complete it as shown.

Kits are $31 and can be completed at your home on your own time, 
or you can join others who have purchased this month's kit.
Monthly, we have one day set aside for you to get together with 
others who purchased this same kit and assemble your cards. 
Join in the camaraderie, and have others who can help to 
answer questions or bounce ideas off of.

For March's kit (shown above), the group assembly day is 
Sunday, March 9th at 10:30am and is included in the cost of the kit.
This is Group Assembly self-taught class is completely optional,
but does require an RSVP to ensure that we have space for you.

Quantities are limited, so call today!

Three Times The Design is a monthly event.
New boards come around the first of the month for you to 
preview and pre-order.
Kits arrive around the first of the following month.
Group Assembly days are the first or second Sunday 
after the kits arrive at 10:30am

Three Times The Design Kit quantities
in order to secure yours!
Don't get locked out of this month's kit:
Call or come in today!

Signing up for one kit does not obligate you to future kits.
Sign-up can be done at the store or over the phone at (858) 679-9100.
Sorry, no cancellations on the monthly kits.

More details on these 
and other classes and events
can be found on our website.

Sign up at the store or over the phone.
Remember to check your class for a list of supplies to bring with you.
Prepayment is required for all classes.
See the cancellation policy for each class.

Saturday, February 15, 2014


A New Line By Prima 
"Stationer's Desk"
These are the papers:

Bo Bunny
The new Primrose Line

Yes, we got the coordinating Double Dots and flourish papers to go with it!

Silhouette arrived!!!

These are various medias they make including the new Corrugated papers and vellum, plus reorders of other ones.

Printable Magnetic and Adhesive backed magnet are new also, I believe.
And we got in the gold, silver, clear, and canvas. Plus adhesive sheets. 
Basically almost everything!
Plus, more blades, more kits, 2 Cameos, pen holder and some vinyl.
AND, they lowered the MSRP on the Portrait, so we did too!

These are by Penny Black 
Cling Stamps:
(almost gone, btw)
Plus dies:

More from Prima
Alterable Metal Frames! So cute!

And Julie Nutting doll stamps and accessories. I didn't take a picture, but we have her chipboard doll book, two of her tag pads, and her chipboard accessories. Some of her stuff was backordered.

We also received SRM, which will get checked in today.
It includes their new "DIY Kits"
Want to make home-made party favors but don't have the time to design them? Or you just don't feel crafty enough? Or maybe you want to give it to a friend who needs to make party favors.
These are kits with EVERYTHING you need!!

More fun stuff arrives this next week!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Fire Next Door...

There was a fire at Bellus Beauty Academy next to us this morning.

We just wanted to let you all know that everything is fine. 

The academy is closed today, but thankfully the fire was confined to a small area and so they will be fine.

We did not have any damage.

And we are open and it is business as usual for us.

Impression Obsession!!!!

We received over 40 brand new stamps from them yesterday!!!

These are just a FEW of the images we received!!!!!

We have WAY more than just these on the way!

The dies weren't available yet, so they will arrive later. 

Also, did you know that we order from them monthly? 
If there is something that you want from them, 
let us know and we can get it for you!!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sunday, February 9, 2014

New stuff is arriving soon!!

So, I found out that Impression Obsession did NOT ship, like they said they had. It was supposed to ship like 2 weeks go, then 1 week ago... NOPE!!! It will now arrive on Wednesday, 2/12 {sigh}.

BUT!!! Bo Bunny shipped!!! It should be here Tuesday!!! YAY!!! 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

More BRAND NEW Queen & Company!!!

More brand new Trendy Tape (washi)
Three new Disney-esque tapes, plus the cameras and the pink chevron.
And a reorder of a previous tape.

"Stylish Stix"

Those cute paper straws that you see?
I have to take a picture of these still.

12" border stickers

Designer Tags:

And two new "Woodies"


Lots of cuteness and more to come!!!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

More New Items in Stock...

These are just a few of the products that arrived today....

If you were on our request list for any of these items, we will give you a call and put the item aside for you. We generally hold items for 3 days to give you a chance to come in. 

Can't make it in right away? Just give us a call back to arrange a date that you will be able to collect your item. We can always take a credit card over the phone and, if you need us to, we can ship it to you!