Monday, June 30, 2008

Forgot to mention. . .
I have re-stocked several JBS products as well as the Blue Horse Notebooks (a small amount) and the Vintage Milk Cap Tins. I also found 6 June 07' Papercrafting Kits today so I put those back up for sale under Past Kits and discounted them 50%! I also discounted the January 08' PK's 50%! Get them while they last!!
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July 08 Kits!!
I'm back from Maryland with my tummy full of crabs and desperately trying to get caught up! I will post some photos this week of my visit and some new flea market finds. (and. . . CHA previews!)

But for now. . . here is a sneak peak at the July Papercrafting Kit. It includes some wonderfully muted papers from Anna Griffin, beautiful flocked silhouette stickers, gold wing rub-ons, and an antique perfume label (to name a few highlights)!

Here is the Project Kit for this month - when I went to Phoenix to teach at Melrose Vintage, Wendy, Diane's daughter, was sitting in the back of the class glittering the ledger alphas for much of the time. I was amazed at how accurate she was and I loved the technique so I incorporated it here (thanks for the inspiration Wendy)! I'm not sure how she did it, but I used a tiny paintbrush with clear glue to fill in the letter, sprinkled on the glitter, and then used a Q-tip cut off at an angle to clean up the edges so they were perfect (almost)! You get enough of everything to make two of these little accordion displays. It ties up on the long edge for easy storage. The pattern you see is FABULOUS old wallpaper I just found - rolls and rolls of it!!

And finally, this is the Add-On kit. Some vintage goodies, coordinating Anna Griffin products and the most fabulous Brown (yes Brown!) glass glitter. I little chunkier than usual!

So tonight at midnight, central time. See you there!

(P.S. - look for some mid-month vintage kit releases on the 15th)

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Where does the time go?

June 1st seems like yesterday. I feel like my life goes at warp speed (don't we all)? Summer just adds to that. Jared and I both had appointments today that we missed - not like us at all. It scares me a little when things get that out of control. I am headed to Maryland on Friday to celebrate my Dad's 60th birthday and I'm looking forward to some time to relax and think and eat crabs and Wah-Wah milkshakes and visit my friends at the Queen's Ink and lay by the pool. Ahhh- but to make it to Friday will be a rough road!

I so enjoyed AZ and seeing everyone involved with Creative Escape (this is going to be a good one!). I also got to go to Melrose Vintage and meet some wonderful ladies. And let's just say I came home with more than just some scrapbook paper (I found the PERFECT chandelier for my studio in the new house). I asked Diane to take a photo for me and send it over. I will post it soon! In the meantime, here is the old store counter I have moved into the center of my studio (not a great photo, but you get the idea).

And. . . a new tablescape just in time for summer. . .

And, speaking of summer, I have a few more of these (the June Project Kit) up for sale (while supplies last)!

Happy Tuesday!! (oh- and you will see Doris's gallery and some additions to Rita's by tomorrow night for this month's PCK- still available)!

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Gallery and Arizona!!

Just an FYI that I got most of the gallery already loaded (a little earlier due to our upcoming trip to AZ). Here is a little taste from my guest designer this month, the wonderfully "Simple" Celeste Smith:

And. . . there are still a few openings for my class this Saturday night at Melrose Vintage in Phoenix. Call the store at 602-636-0300 for more info.

I promise to post more when things calm down (I have so many cool photos and stories of recent finds to share)!
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Sunday, June 01, 2008

All better now. . .
I think sometime during the night or early morning orders started coming through. It seems as though the USPS website went down at midnight and since our cart is directly connected to theirs we were getting shipping errors, obviously making it impossible to check out.
All appears to be well now however so happy shopping! (and thanks for your patience)!
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