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2/25/10

New Nestabilities and More

Just in from Spellbinders:

Labels 12:

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Labels 13:

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Big Scalloped Ovals (large):

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Lotus Pendant:

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Nested Ice Cream Cone:

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Also:

  • Fourteen wonderful food and cooking utensil themed papers along with recipe cards from PJK Designs. Great for all those cookbook & recipe swaps, and making cookbooks for gifts.
  • Lovely cling stamps for Easter from Paper Inspirations
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad - back in stock

2/23/10

Stamps and boxes and stickers, oh my!

Clear plastic storage boxes from Stampendous -

Thick Box – 8-1/2 x 11 x 5/8” deep

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Thicker Box - 8-1/2 x 11 x 1” deep

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Perfect for storing stamps and accessories! (stamps and accessories not included)

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We also received some beautiful Easter and Spring stamps from Northwoods. Easter baskets, tulips, crosses, butterflies and flowers, all very pretty and perfect for your Easter and Spring cards.

Stickers from Mrs. Grossman. I know what you’re thinking, but these are not exactly what you expect in a sticker. They are laser cut, delicate and detailed – they don’t look like a sticker and would make a fabulous addition to any card.

JustRite – more sets and alphabets along with a few more of the grid stamps. We have an excellent variety, a little something for every occasion. Stop by and see for yourself soon!

We are waiting on another Hero Arts shipment (or two) as well as several from other favorite companies, so stay tuned for updates.

2/18/10

Operation Write Home

We were collecting cards for Operation Write Home last year and the donations started to dwindle, so we discontinued the program. Well, we have an OWH shipper right here in our area now and have decided to participate in the card drive once more but we need your help.

NOTE: Cards for Easter need to be at Stamper's Alley no later than February 26 in order to get there in time. General cards can be dropped off any time, and we will post the deadlines for future holidays as we receive them.

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What could be better than doing what we love—making beautiful cards—and helping our nation's brave heroes at the same time? Thousands of card makers across America are joining forces to share their gifts and talents to bless those deployed far from home, and in return are bringing smiles to families and friends across the country! There are no Hallmark stores in Baghdad! Operation Write Home's mission is to support our nation’s armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.

"What kind of cards do service members prefer?"
We're told that general cards are in greatest demand since they are not time-sensitive: miss you, love, birthday, thinking of you, hello, thank you. They send cards to husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, children and friends, so any of these themes directed to any of these audiences are fabulous!

"What kind of cards should I avoid?"
No glitter that will flake off the card—it is a safety hazard; it can make a mess on a uniform and make a hero visible to night-vision goggles! Please do not send suggestive or risqué cards; we do not wish to offend any of our service members. Funny cards are okay, but keep them positive and upbeat. Avoid odd holiday sentiments—like "congratulations on your new kitten" or "welcome to the neighborhood." All cards must be handmade, no store-bought cards are accepted, sorry. Also, envelopes are not necessary.

For more information, please go to OperationWriteHome.org, or their blog - OperationWriteHome Homefront Blog.

Your cards can make such a difference in their daily lives. It cheers them up to know that someone cares and it helps so much for them to have access to cards to write home, either for a special occasion or just a quick note. Please consider participating if you can – they don’t need to be fancy cards, they can be very simple, but they need to be your best work. They will be appreciated, I promise!

2/17/10

More Goodies!

  • 16 New 12 x 12 Patterned Papers from Three Bugs in a Rug, along with matching die cuts
  • To help with your St. Patrick’s Day cards - Seven New 12 x 12 Foil and Glitter Papers from Little Yellow Bicycle with matching Epoxy Stickers, Dimensional Stickers, Jewel Stickers, Ribbon, and Epoxy Chipboard Buttons
  • Back in Stock - The Bow Easy bow maker

JustRite Has Arrived

We have just received a large order from JustRite Stampers! For those of you who may not be familiar with Just Rite, here is a little information about their stamps.

Collecting JustRite Stamps and Stampers will allow you to become your own stamp designer. Mix and match borders and centers from sets of the same size to create your own images. Use our font and unique interlocking grid system to create your own custom messages in the center of the stamper or on the rim of the stamper.

Interchange borders and centers to create your own unique designs. The design possibilities are endless and our unique stamping system allows you to create your own sense of style. JustRite font gives you the ability to design the perfect sentiment for all your projects. Collect several sets and you multiply your design possibilities.

Gorgeous new sets – here are just a few:

Beautiful Blossoms Borders & Centers Oval 2-1/4”

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Breath of Spring Borders & Centers Oval 2-1/4”

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What’s Cookin’ Borders & Centers – 1-5/8”

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Just a Note Borders & Centers – 1-5/8”

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Just a Little Caffeine Borders & Centers – 2”

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We have many more sets, 3 alphabet sets, stampers in round, oval and square, and a Monogram Set for creating your own personalized stationery.

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Stop by and let us show you how versatile these stamps really are. Since the borders and centers are interchangeable there are endless possibilities for creating your own unique cards and projects!

See you soon!

2/15/10

Got the Winter Blues?

Have you had enough of the snowy, cold, windy winter weather? I know I have! Well, we may be able to help you with that.

What better cure for the winter blues than a little retail therapy? Some guilt free retail therapy. Yes, I’m talking about a SALE! See what I mean? You’re feeling better already!

The sale starts Wednesday, February 17 and will continue through the end of the month, Saturday, February 27. See the list below for sale items.

  • 50% - Marvy Christmas & Halloween punches (5 in 1)
  • 50% - All Magazines
  • 40% - All EK Success Corner Adorner Punches
  • 40% - Marvy Silhouette & Embossing Punches
  • 40% - Tonic Punches
  • 40% - Fiskars X-Large Squeeze Punches
  • 40% - Fiskars Border Punches
  • 40% - Fiskars Oval and Circle Punches
  • 40% - Impression Obsession Word Play Alphabet Clear Stamp Sets
  • 40% - Clearsnap Rollagraph Wheels
  • 40% - BoBunny Chunky Charms (Swirls & Brackets - GREAT for Scrapbookers)
  • 30% - Stampendous & Magenta Peel Off Stickers
  • 30% - 12 x 12 Daisy Bucket Patterned Papers
  • 30% - Stampendous Clear Stamp Sets
  • 30% - Tim Holtz Distress Inks
  • 30% - 6 x 6 Paper Pads (Memory Box, Basic Grey, etc.)
  • 30% - Spellbinders Create-A-Flake 1 Template
  • 30% - Spellbinders Poinsettia Template
  • 30% - Spellbinders Long Classic Rectangles (Sm)
  • 30% - Suede Papers (these punch nicely) 8-1/2 x 11
  • 30% - 8-1/2 x 11 Double Sided Cardstock by the Paper Cut
  • 30% - All Christmas Clear Stamp Sets
See you soon!

2/13/10

Hero Arts in is the house!

The special catalog order is here, along with other stamps from the 2010 catalog. Some things were still out of stock but we have a bunch of new cling sets, a lot of clear sets and some wood mounted stamps as well. The roads may still be icy in places, so be careful out there.

2/9/10

New Paper

Beautiful new 6 x 6 paper pads in glorious Spring colors from Memory Box:

Gossamer:

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Frond:

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Spearmint:

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We also received some new 65 lb cardstock from The Paper Cut in 24 delicious colors. It is smooth, not textured like Bazzill, so it’s perfect for stamping on and also for layering on your cards. With names like Cotton Candy, Banana Split, Hot Fudge, Bubblegum, Lemon Drop and Wild Cherry how can you resist?

We expect the Hero Arts order any day now, it may have been delayed a bit due to the weather but should be here soon. If you ordered during the catalog sale we will call you when it arrives.

Stop by and see us soon! Stay warm.

2/3/10

New stuff!!!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day cards we have some gorgeous new May Arts ribbons! Aren’t these adorable?

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Soft pastel colors of Flower Soft for those Spring projects, and I know we are ALL ready for some warm Spring weather!

Shamrock Green, Baby Blue, Ivory

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Lemon, Pale Green, Baby Pink

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Lilac

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New Pearls, Gemstones, and Metallic Decor from Hero Arts:

Heart Gemstones in Lavender, Red, and Pink

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Light Yellow and Lavender Pearls

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Orange and Pewter Metallic Decor

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Black and Gold Metallic Decor

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Brown Gemstones

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The Hero Arts 2010 Catalog is also here and available for purchase. They have lots and lots of great card ideas in the catalog to inspire you.

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The Hero Arts orders that were placed during the catalog party should be arriving soon. We will keep you posted. In the meantime, stop in and see what else might be new.

Hope to see you soon!

2/1/10

January Winner!

Becky Farr from Charleston - come on down (or up, in this case)! You have won the $50 Stamper's Alley Gift Certificate Drawing for January! Congratulations!!