Thursday, October 15, 2009

It's the Great Pumpkin!

Nothing says Halloween to me like a lovingly carved Jack-O-Lantern! I fell completely in love with these new Pumpkin Faces the minute I saw them! Not only are there 10 fun designs to choose from, but they feature a wonderful combination of vibrant glittering orange paper, chipboard, and black cardstock! The best part is the new glitter paper, not only is the color beautiful with flawless coverage but the glitter actually stays on the paper! Whoo hoo! No more grocery shopping with glitter on my face! Okay, I'll admit that's happened more than once...and honestly it will probably happen again. Not only are they so cute you'll want a whole pumpkin patch full of these guys, you can put them together quicker than you can say "trick or treat"!One tip we found useful was to begin with the bottom cardstock layer, then put your dry adhesive (like a tape runner) on the back of the chipboard layer.
This will let you make sure you won't have adhesive showing through the openings. Lastly add the glittering layer in the same manner.
If you do happen to end up with sticky stuff showing through; I like to use a toothpick to clean out those tough to reach spots!
It should be pretty obvious that we've caught what I like to call the "Bling Bug"...add a little sparkle to something and watch it POP! Along with our glittering Pumpkin Faces we've also created a fan favorite for Halloween, the Black Cat, in glittering black paper as well as updating our Witch's Hat to include just a touch of purple sparkle.
Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

It's Finally Fall!

Even here in Arizona the signs of Fall's arrival are unmistakeable! Throughout the valley school is in full swing, fall sports are starting up and of course apples and pumpkins are showing up on every corner! From here it feels like a non-stop rush to the end of the year; with Back to School, Fall Festivals, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and of course Christmas right around the corner. Don't fear crafters...stick with us and we'll help you create projects and pages that will not only keep you ahead of schedule but even feeling like there's still time to enjoy it all! To start things off let's think about Back to School; each year our kids head to the classroom to meet new teachers, see old friends, share stories of "What I Did On My Summer Vacation", not to mention the shopping for new supplies and the ever important selection of the "First Day Outfit"! We hope you'll take a minute to check out all our latest School Products, everything from Elementary School basics to products to declare your School Pride or even to prepare you for Graduation. Remember what your teachers taught you and don't wait until the last minute to cram it all into your scrapbooks!

It's HALLOWEEN!! Anyone who knows me is well aware of my love for this fun and spooky seasonal celebration! So when new products are designed with Halloween in mind I can hardly wait to share them with you...the hardest part is deciding which ones to tell you about first! You see it all depends on what you love about Halloween the most; is it Pumpkins, Skeletons, Spooky Houses, Black Cats and Flying Bats, or how about Trick or Treating until the sugar coma sets in?! It actually doesn't matter because WE HAVE IT ALL!! So heed my warning my pretties, it's best to just start at the beginning and work your way through all the Halloween Products, I'd hate to have to drop a house on your sister but I would!

Stick with me guys, I know it's long but we're getting there!
Fall's arrival also reminds us that Summer is definitely over, but we've come up with a new album design to help you remember all the wonderful details of that summer road trip! You have got to check out the new Licence Plate Albums...SO CUTE!! So far we are offering them for Arizona, California, Nevada and New Mexico. As if they weren't cute enough we've added chipboard "Frame Names" to let you personalize your album with some of the most popular destinations in each state! Combine them with some of our Scenic Die cuts for a truly stunning display!

Think Pink!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness's time to THINK PINK ladies! It's a great time to remember the importance of your health. Each year lives are saved through awareness, early diagnosis and through improved treatment techniques. Throughout the world people unite in the fight against Breast Cancer and we'd like to salute each and every one of you who has been touched by Breast Cancer in one way or another and for all who hope for a cure! We've created a special Survivor Ribbon Card, as well as a Chipboard Survivor Ribbon, and a Pink Die Cut Ribbon to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness month, take care of yourselves know we love ya!

Okay, I hear you out there saying "Sarah...what about Christmas?" Well, here's the deal, we are going to knock your socks off, but I'm only going to give you a taste and then you'll just have to come back and see me me it's worth waiting for!