10/27/10

Restocking and New Arrivals

We hope everyone is safe and sound after that round of big storms last night. Whew! Tornadoes and tornado warnings, strong thunderstorms, flood watches – very scary stuff!

The UPS man made it through the storms fine and dandy and he brought us a couple of boxes today.

The Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pens are back in stock! Be sure to come get your before they are gone again.

Nestabilities – some restocking of various Labels dies and a couple of new arrivals.

Poinsettia – would make beautiful Christmas cards

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Pine Trees – perfect for Christmas trees

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Maple Leaves – great for your Fall cards and projects

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We also have some replacement “B” plates for your Cuttlebug and the new larger (5” x 7”) tan embossing mats from Spellbinders. You can use these in the Cuttlebug, Big Shot, Wizard, or Epic die cutting machine to emboss the Nestabilities dies.

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Did you know that the Scor-Buddy has a cutting mat, just like it’s big brother, the Scor-Pal? Well, it does! We received these today, and also some more mats for the Scor-Pal. This is the Scor-Buddy mat, it measures 6” x 6” and fits into the top of the Scor-Buddy.

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Remember – the Halloween stamps and paper are 40% off through Saturday!

See you soon.

10/20/10

Correction

The date for the Spellbinders Workshop was incorrect in the previous post. The correct date is Saturday, November 6.

Spellbinders Workshop

We have a very special guest coming to teach at Stamper’s Alley in November – Janine Blackwelder.

SPELLBINDERS WORKSHOP

Saturday, November 4th
9am – 4pm (with a break for lunch)
$45 (includes a Spellbinders Impressability)

Instructor: Janine Blackwelder

Join Janine 2009-2010 Spellbinders Design Team member for a technique filled day featuring Spellbinders die templates and Impressabilities.  All techniques can be used with any personal die cutting machine. Some of the techniques covered will include Cutting, Stenciling, Reverse Stenciling, Embossing and Letterpress. Janine will also cover tips for organizing and cataloging your inventory, and will have many of her projects as a design team member for Spellbinders on display. Seating is limited, please register early!

Please bring your favorite adhesive, scissors, and personal die cutting machine (Wizard, Cuttlebug, or Big Shot) along with platforms, cutting plates, and tan embossing mats, Spellbinders die templates and Cuttlebug embossing folders. If you are able to bring fresh (uncut) cutting plates that will be very helpful, as I will discuss proper sandwiching for each machine.

Bio: My name is Janine Blackwelder and I live in central North Carolina with my husband, Hal and our son, Brandon.
I love all things related to paper crafting and enjoy sharing my expertise with other paper crafters. I love to spend time with my friends, stamping and scrapping. We take road trips looking for unique stores and products not found at our local stores, and then have fun creating special designs or cards, scrapbook pages, home decor, gift items and more.

I started rubber stamping in 1995, added scrapbooking in 1996 and have been hooked ever since. For 9 years, I owned and operated a scrapbooking and rubber stamping store in Greensboro, NC. called Memories in the Making. Since then, I've been on a number of design teams including Spellbinders Paper Arts 2009-2010, Mosaic Moments, Elemental Doodles, and Clearly Clever.  Currently I design for Just For Fun rubber stamps and McGill, Inc.

10/19/10

New Northwoods Board, Halloween Sale and website changes

A brand spankin’ new board from Northwoods arrived today and it is absolutely beautiful! Snowmen and snowflakes everywhere. Click on the photo for a closer look. It really is stunning in person! We have all of the stamps that are used on the board, but don’t wait too long – I think these will be going out the door pretty fast. We also received some new Penny Black Christmas stamps – very pretty!

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The Halloween sale just got better – all Halloween stamps and papers are now 40% off! Wow, it doesn’t get much better than that! There is still a good selection of both papers and stamps, so come on down and pick out a few!

When you go the Stamper’s Alley website and click on the Gallery link on the top menu, you will notice things are a little different. There are now categories in the gallery – Christmas, Halloween, Fall/Thanksgiving, etc. The card galleries were getting so large that we thought it was a good idea to separate the cards into categories. So, if you need ideas for Christmas cards, go to the Christmas Gallery. There are a lot of new cards in the galleries, too, so grab a cup of your favorite beverage, get comfortable, and browse a while. There are some new photos of the shop in the Shop Photos gallery, so be sure to check those out, too. Remember, when you go into one of the photo galleries you can click on the photos for a larger image.

That’s all we have for tonight. Enjoy this lovely Fall weather and we hope to see you very, very soon.

10/15/10

Perfect Pearls Mists, Memory Box and Halloween Sale

The Perfect Pearls Mists have arrived at last! 12 beautiful, pearly, shimmery colors!

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And they're so versatile, too!  Spray a little bit for a subtle look or a lot for a more intense shimmer.  The water-based formula was developed with a built-in binder which means that Perfect Pearls Mists will adhere to many different kinds of surfaces: paper, wood, fabric and more!  Try using them to create scrapbook backgrounds, use them with masks and stencils for amazing layered effects, or use them as that perfect "finishing touch" on a greeting card or tag.

Memory Box Tinsel Collection is back in stock. If you were waiting on some of the new stamps, stop in soon and get them before they are gone again!

Halloween stamps and papers are now 30% off! There’s still time to get Halloween cards and projects done. If you have already finished your Halloween projects, save some money on stamps for next year’s projects.

We hope you are enjoying this wonderful Autumn weather – stop in and see us soon.

10/7/10

New Flower Soft Colors, Heartfelt Creations Christmas Images, and Holly Berry House

Brand new colors of Flower Soft Ultra Fine – Burnt Sienna, Earth, Ocean and Pine.

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Gold and Silver, very shimmery!

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New Christmas images from Heartfelt Creations. Four sheets of gorgeous images for making beautiful Christmas cards and projects. These are sheets of unmounted rubber, so you will need to use EZ Mount foam to mount them on to acrylic blocks.

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Some of you have expressed an interest in Holly Berry House Original layered stamps, so here you go! The images are not shown actual size, of course.

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These will make gorgeous Christmas cards, or ornaments to give as gifts! Perfect for coloring with your Copic markers, too.

10/1/10

Stamper’s Alley Annual Open House

Tomorrow!! October 2 - 9am – 3pm. Be there! Demos, Make ‘n’ Takes, Prizes, Food, Sales…. FUN!!

We have a special request for the event this year. As you may know, we are collecting cards for the troops in cooperation with Operation Write Home and would love it if each of you could bring one card to donate. The cards can be for any occasion or a card for one of our Heroes. The only restriction is NO GLITTER, not even Stickles. For more information about this program, go to Operation Write Home. You are, of course, welcome to bring more than one card!

For those of who who missed out on the 12 x 12 paper sale on the porch last time, we’re doing it again. All paper on the porch is 25 cents a sheet! Now, that’s an offer you can’t refuse. We can only accept cash and checks for the porch sale, and if you can, please bring a bag to carry your paper purchases home. Shop the paper sale then come inside for the demos, Make ‘n’ Takes and even more sales! Karen Vandivier is doing two Make ‘n’ Takes – one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Gail Ellison from ArtLenz will demo in the morning and Melinda Doster will have another demo in the afternoon.

All Halloween stamps and paper are 20% off, Saturday only. There’s still plenty of time to get those Halloween cards done and save some money, too. Lots of markdowns on other items, as well – look for the round yellow stickers.

New Memory Box has arrived – their brand new Tinsel Collection. 12 x 12 and 6 x 6 paper pads. Gorgeous!

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Just look at theses adorable stamps!

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See you tomorrow!