Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I'm gonna try this again!

Oh! How I have missed blogging!  I remember the quiet days in Bolingbrook....take a walk with the dog, create something in my studio, blog about it.  (deep sigh)  Those were the days!
    Now I get up, check email, pay bills,feed the dog (he's getting fat from lack of walks), shower, rush to store, rearrange product, help customers, visit with my new "neighbors", order products, make a display, price and put orders away........WAIT!!!

WHERE IS MY CREATING TIME!!!!!

   My husband will tell you that there is nothing worse to live with than an over scheduled artist!  He is so right.  It has been 2 years since we moved back to Oklahoma and I still don't have my studio space set up. Boxes and other stuff all over it.  That is on my spring to-do list...I'll keep you informed.


Enough nagging for one post!  
 NOW FOR SOME EXCITING NEWS FROM THE STORE!
Our new products are starting to flow, no flood in. Last week, I had orders arrive on Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday!  And yesterday I had 2 come in!!!  So just pictures today, and I will let you know what we are planning for you all in another post.  (Or you can check us out on our Facebook Page)  

Here we go!!

WOW!!!

 
We have WOW Embossing Powder. I ordered the new colors and the "best sellers".  Drop by next week to do a make-take using the Melt It Powder. 


 Copic Markers!

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What can I say?  It's Copic!  We got an initial order of 36 markers and their refills.  Watch for classes and a special ordering event (with savings!) coming in May.  Eugene was very well behaved and got to pose with teacher, Lori at the Collin's Group Spring Trade Show in Framingham, MA last month.  Everyone loves Eugene!

My Favorite Things (MFT)



I got to be some of the first to see the new Hybrid Ink from MFT.  The colors are amazing and these pigment based inks dry like dye inks and are permanent on paper surfaces. They are acid-free, archival, and fade resistant. Inks can be heat set on glass, fabric, wood, plastic, metal, and clay. As these inks are fast drying and  waterproof, they cannot be embossed with embossing powder.(that is the description from their page....but I will tell you that they stamp crisp and clear.  And using the Copics on them are amazing!    We also grabbed the stamp and die featured above.  I have Super Hero Paper that it will match wonderfully!

There's more that came in...Girlfriend stamps from Art Impression, Tim Holtz Mini Stamp pads, Beginner Quilling Kits, some quilling kits, and some basics.  

Come to the store and see how much we have grown!  I am Dreamin' of creating....you keep Dreamin' too.

Pammie Kay

     

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Prima goodness!

I love Prima paper, flowers & goodies.  While creeping on my FaceBook Page, I found an awesome project that I wanted to share with you.

You can see more pictures of this at http://www.lariscrap.typepad.com/ .  Such a cute idea.  Go to the Prima Blog  by clicking here and find out how you can have for a chance to win some goodies from their brand new line. 

I'm Dreamin' of making one of these..you keep Dreamin' too

Pammie Kay

Saturday, January 04, 2014

New Year brings hope of Change

  Happy New Year Dreamers!  I hope you have taken some time to reflect on 2013, because our past can shape our future.  Not all that happened in 2013 was memorable..rather mundane.  Dishes, carpool, work, laundry are not something we want to remember.  But they are a large part of our life. 
   So, do you document those times?  I do quite often in my Book of Me. I have pictures of the kids helping me cook or do laundry. (laundry help is rare at my house, so there are indeed few photos)  
   I have joined a Project 365 Challenge group where we are going to strive to take a picture every day for the new year.  Doesn't sound too hard, does it?  Where the challenge comes from "the list" that Stephanie is putting out there for us.  Today's word is Fresh....working on that one.  I have sheets in the wash.  They are always "fresh" when right out of the dryer.  
   Do any of you make New Year Resolutions?  I never have, until this year.  I need to challenge myself to scrapbook!  So my "crafting" resolutions are:

  1. Make a layout every week
  2. Organize my scrap room 
  3. Host 3 retreats
So between the Photo Challenge and my resolutions...I need to get off the computer! With perseverance I know that I will be able to reach my goals.

I'm Dreamin' of a fabulous, creative 2014...you keep Dreamin' too.


Pammie Kay