Easily Amused

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Fancy Schmancy

Those 12x12 clear stamps from Fancy Pants that you've all been hankering for are here. Well, they were here earlier this week, but I know at least 3 sets have already found a home. And speaking of clear stamps, we also have the brand new Tim Holtz clear stamp sets in a few varieties of fun and altered art entertainment.

Also arrived: lots more Cosmo Cricket from those wacky DHPB people. Oh, you slay me, with your wit and style. I can only aspire to raise my level of subtle sly humor to your far superior manner of everyday chortledom. I know that sounds snarky, but I actually mean it here.

Memorial Day Observation

We will be closed Monday, May 28th, all day long, in observance of Memorial Day. Thank a veteran, thank a peace officer, thank a public servant, thank the founding fathers, thank those that are serving. Thank goodness we live in America.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

I Love New York

After a whirlwind five-day visit to the Apple in question with Mr. Fabulous, I am certain you are all just desperate for more details. I've got to review my notes to be sure all my stories are blog-appropriate, so check back for the downlow on the back East travel. Queens will never be the same, and Manhattan is actually a great place to ride a bike. In case you were wondering.

Creative Delivery and Clearly More Gypsies

Several boxes of stuff, all just for your perusal, in store now. Creative Imaginations, including Bare Elements for your alteration pleasure, came in full force today. Along with piles and miles of embellishments and supplies, just what you needed to get through the rest of May.

And if you've been hankering for more 7Gypsies, we've got the clear stamps out and ready for you to take on home. We're just not sure they will still be here tomorrow, based on the rush we've already seen from our psychic friends who stopped by on a hunch.

Sign of the Crop and Classes

Friday Night Crop with Jaime
How much fun can you have in one evening? Spend it with Jaime and your cup will runneth over with good times, good food, and our famous 15/30 special. It's $15 per person, but if you spend $30 or more (pre-tax), we'l waive that $15 fee right off your receipt. Sign up early to claim your spot.

Lucky Girl with Jaime
Tuesday, May 22 at 6:00 PM $15
Go on a treasure hunt in your supply stash! Jaime will show you how to turn your unused items into a cute 6x6 mini book. Shaped scissors are back "in" and you'll use them to jazz up the pages of this pint sized pearl. Class participants will choose their own papers and Bazzill Mono-mini. We'll hold it at the store for you until class day so you won't forget in all the excitement of your lucky treasure hunt at home prior to the class. Participants should bring the following supplies with them to class: basic supplies (adhesives, trimmers, scissors, etc.), background stamp of your choosing, embellishments from your stash to match your paper choices, black + one other color ink pad of your choice from your stash (to match your paper choices), black journaling pen, letter & number stickers, rub-ons or stamps from your stash (to spell 1 Lucky Girl, and numbers 1-16), 17 wallet sized photos (one for the cover, 16 to match your 16 reasons).

Anything-But-Dry Erase Board with Jaime
Wednesday, May 23 at 6:00 PM $25
We'll bet our Basic Grey paper stash you never thought being organized could be this stylish. Join Jaime in creating this fun and useful perpetual dry erase calendar. Pick your own patterned papers and create a customized organization tool for the whole family to use and enjoy.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Stand and Deliver: Last Chance to Sign Up and Make a Great Mom's Day Gift

M is for Mother with Jaime
11am-1pm Saturday May 5th
More TIN-spiration from Jaime. This altered book accordion-style foldout will be cherished for generations once you have added your own photos and journaling. Created with 7gypsies embellishments and YES! adhesive, it's a perfect Mother's Day reward.

Mom's Garden with Jaime
3pm-5pm Saturday May 5th
Make a blooming beautiful art display with Jaime. You won't have to spell out how much you love your M-O-M when she opens this one-of-a-kind work of art, personalized by you.

Magnetic Attraction with Elle
6-8pm Monday May 7th
Take notes in this class, then attach them (with magnets) to your heartfelt magnet board. Using Basic Grey paper and specialty glazing techniques, you will fall in love with this delightful and useful piece of art.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Easily Distracted

Yes, I know. I am not keeping pace with my posts and you are missing out on endless witty commentary. Plus, and this is really important, you are having a hard time keeping track of what is new in the store.

So let me oblige on both counts:

  • Rusty Pickle is in the house. The lovely and talented Karen Burniston came and performed her righteous brand of magic in the form of the Medivel (sic) line. Although I am thinking that part of my resistance to posting about this particular line of RP may somehow be related to the intentional misspellings of the line and its associated papers. My spelling issues are surfacing! Get thee to a dictionary, post haste, Lance and Tasha! I cannot continue under these conditions! Ummm, anyhoo, the class was great fun and I still have a couple of kits on hand. Or underfoot, as the case may be.
  • Autumn Leaves idea book Perfectly Clear also arrived earlier this week. Although I have somewhat of a dilemna in that the stamps that I just barely ordered and received are already gone, so you are going to be bombarded with fabulous ideas and kept in a holding patterns as I reorder the stamps required for your dreams to be realized. Think of it as an experience in anticipation.
  • Glitter that the likes of Mariah Carey has never experienced was unpacked from Making Memories. Sparkle up your pages with every kind of glitter you could want and bring some bling into your life.
  • Carolee's Creations in a smattering of fun patterns for Mother's Day and Father's Day are now available for your pleasure. We've really got a symphony of masculinity going on right now, and I cannot imagine why there is such a focus on boys at this moment. OK, I can imagine why, but that's another story. Also, dance. I mean dance paper arrived, not that you have to dance. Although that could be kind of entertaining. So go ahead, dance.
  • And basically, because it has been demanded repeatedly, we have Basic Grey paper packs. Get the entire line of Oh! Baby Boy or Oh! Baby Girl or Urban Couture all at once. And since I also ordered the matching ribbon, here's a swell blog deal: purchase any paper pack and get the coordinating ribbon for $4.99. That would be half price, in case you are keeping score. And I know you are. Just have us check the blog in case we don't remember that it is on special. Easily distracted, remember?

    I spent a weekend in the City by the Bay, hanging with Sister #4 and Sister #1. I brought my younger, cuter version with me and we tooled around the city just like the locals. She wanted to go to prison (like every other 13-year-old you know, right?) so we took the boat to The Rock and learned all about prison escapes. Really, out of all the activities one might pick in San Francisco, I thought Alcatraz was kind of an interesting choice. She was especially pleased with the cutesy mini bear in handcuffs and a ball and chain. Not sure where I went south in parenting, but it's all coming full circle and smacking me in the rear end. Oh, wait, that was someone else. Yes, people, there is someone else. And I think I'm keeping him for a while. Confused? Join the club, pass the salt, and more updates and anecdotes in a week. Plus endless promises to keep you all current, updated, and in the heart of conjecture. Go ahead, I don't mind.