Wednesday, September 30, 2009

American Crafts Halloween

I just received my American Crafts order today and I cannot wait to begin creating fun Halloween projects with their new line of paper and embellishments. Since I have not yet had the chance to make anything cute to share, I went searching for some inspiration. Check out these adorable projects created by others.

Never before have I been interested in purchasing one of these ATC holders, but this has changed my mind! I MUST buy one of these! This halloween countdown spinner was created by NAKscrap over at TwoPeas.

I have a collection of unfinished birdhouses from various craft stores and I know that I want to find the time to make at least one spooky house this year. Look at this haunted house from snowballsmom also found at TwoPeas.

I LOVE the use of die cut bats for roof tiles! Genius.

This would make a perfect teacher's gift--these are individual brownies created by danni reid. Too cute!

P.s. All of that fabulous ribbon finally arrived and I'm working on getting it all uploaded to the store.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Thank You Basic Grey

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Basic Grey for this new 2010 Calendar Kit. Without it, I do not think I could guarantee that both my parents and my in-laws will receive a handmade Christmas gift this year. Because of it, I am 100% confident that I will FINALLY be able to complete handmade gifts for both of them in time for the holidays.

The kit is very similar to Basic Grey's wonderful card kits. It includes all of the die cut pieces, chipboard shapes, stickers and rub-ons that you need to complete a beautiful 12-month calendar. Each month's layout includes space for a photo.

I've almost completely sold out of the first round of calendars that I purchased and I'm off to immediately purchase more. Be sure to get your hands on one (or ten) of these as quickly as you can as I am almost positive that they will be hard to come by pretty soon.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Ribbon and LOTS of it!

I just placed an order for over 2,400 yards of ribbon. Yes, you read the correctly. Look for all of this yummy ribbon to show up in my online store in 1-2 weeks once it has arrived.

Thank goodness these are all 15-yard or 25-yard spools of ribbon. I find it particularly difficult to part with portions of those tiny 3-foot spools of ribbon I find at the local craft stores. Now I can set aside a few yards of each new ribbon for myself and still have plenty left over to share with the rest of the world.

Now I must come up with some creative ways to display all of these 25-yard spools of ribbon heading my way. Suggestions are welcome!