Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Decorated Frames.

If you are looking for a quick, easy craft or a fun way to add a little extra something to a photo display - why not pick up one of our unfinished frames and decorate it to match a particular photo or theme. With our huge selection of pattern paper and embellishments you could really create a frame to match just about anything you choose.

Below you will find some of the recent samples we created with just some paint, pattern paper, and a few embellishments:

Monday, July 30, 2012

New Scrapbooking Tools.

Today I wanted to share a few of the new tools/products we recently received in from We R Memory Keepers.

First, you're probably familiar with their 'Sew Stamper' product - but did you know they also now have a 'Doodle Stamper' attachment that you can use with the same tool? We have a few new designs in - which you can see below. These are perfect for creating quick, evenly spaced and consistent stamped images since they roll straight on your surface.

I love this new We R Memory Keepers Tool Kit and the tools that are included in it! This would be a perfect gift idea for both a new crafter or as a travel kit for the crafter who has it all.

The Corner Mounter Tool is something we have had a lot of customers looking for - you can use this tool to make notches in your paper for photos/inserts/gift cards. What we love about this product is the variety of shapes and sizes you can create with the template - and the fact that you can position and use this tool anywhere on your paper (versus having to be close to the edge with a standard punch).

And finally, we also have the new Crop-A-Dile Power Punch tool. A cross between the standard Crop-A-Dile and the Big Bite Punch, this is a standard hole puncher that would work great for some of those thicker/harder items to punch.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Christmas Kits.

We've had some customers inquiring about Christmas Kits - so I wanted to let you all know that we do now have a good selection of felt and embroidery Christmas Kits available in our Fabrics Department. However, they are already going fast, so for the best selection make it in soon!

You can find them on the middle endcaps between aisles 23 & 24.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Olympic Crafting.

The opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics are coming up this Friday!! Do you have any Olympic crafts or parties you are preparing for? Or are you like many people who utilize the time they spend watching the Olympics to work on crafting projects?

We recently saw this article and it got us thinking about how much crafting time watching the Olympics really does offer. I love the idea of working on specific types of projects during each of the Olympics (like a quilt or knitting project) but even if your working on day to day crafting projects it is still a great time to get things done!

I would love to know - do you craft while watching the Olympics? Do you work on something specific each time?

Also if you are looking for some Olympic themed crafts or ideas for your Olympic watching party be sure to check out the ideas I've pulled together on our Olympic Crafts Pinterest board.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Purse Samples.

Last month I shared this post with you about the new endcap of supplies to create your own purses in our Fabrics Department - today I want to share some of the project samples that our team has created using those supplies!

Again, since the pieces are sold separately and the fabric choices endless the possibilities of what you can do with these pieces are unlimited!

Do you have a favorite?
Have you created any purses using these pieces?

Monday, July 23, 2012

Craft, Stamp & Scrap.

Mark your calendars now for our next Craft, Stamp & Scrap event coming up this September 21st-23rd!! A perfect weekend retreat to work on all those summer projects you have yet to finish up - or to start some of the fall and holiday projects that you want to get done this year. We would love to have you join us at this very popular crafting event.

Registration for the Craft, Stamp & Scrap opens at 7pm on August 12th, and will take place online only.

You can read more about the event, and also find links to the FAQ, directions, and registration pages HERE.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Charity of the Week Update.

If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook you have probably seen our updates throughout the year on our various Charity of the Week recipients and the totals that have been donated to each of them. However, since we are a bit past the halfway point of 2012 I thought I would pull together all the photos and amounts for the year thus far and say THANK YOU once again to all of our customers who not only donate to these wonderful local charities, but also with us, embrace this program of giving back!

Our total amount donated (through July 6th) so far this year is an astonishing $82,425!! Below you can see each of the selected charities for the first half of the year and the total amount that was donated to each of them.

Thank you for your continued support of the Charity of the Week program! We are looking forward to finishing up the year strong with the rest of the Charities we have selected. You can take a peek at the Charities yet to come HERE.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Do you know we carry....Mini Spool Lights?

Here is something fun I found in our Fabrics Department that I didn't know we had....a string of Mini Spool Lights. Perfect for a fun way to decorate your craft or sewing room and would also be a great addition to either a craft themed or even a standard Christmas tree!

You can find them in aisle 26 of the store and the white tag price is $19.95.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Have you seen our Redneck Party Cups? What looks like a standard red drink cup is actually a Red Party Cup made from a hard durable plastic! On their own, or with a candlestick handle these party cups would be perfect for your next outdoor concert, family reunion or just a weekday BBQ. You will definitely have people asking where you found this unique and creative take on the Red Solo Cup. You can find them online or in-store!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sixlets Candy!

If you love Sixlets (those candy-coated chocolate candies from when you were a kid) then you'll really love the newest product to arrive in our store. We now carry single-color bags of Sixlets!

Combine your favorite colors for your next party, or pick your wedding colors and use them in your candy buffet.

Check out this endcap at the front of Aisle 3:

Thursday, July 5, 2012

New in Fabrics.

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July Holiday yesterday!

Today I wanted to take you on a quick visual tour of some of the fabric displays we have in our Quilt Shop right now. If you're starting to look ahead to fall and winter (Fall, Halloween, Back to School, and Christmas) projects we do have displays for those types of fabrics - but don't worry we still have plenty of summer prints and also a lot of cute general and kids/baby fabrics too!

Stop by our Quilt Shop soon to check out these fabrics (plus many more!) in person.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Towel of the Month - July.

Welcome to another month of our Towel of the Month kit!

For the month of July, we have this cute 'Sea Shells & Sandy Toes' summer themed towel available. As always, the kits include 1 towel, 1 instruction sheet, and floss in the color used for the sample. The only things you will have to supply (which you probably already have) is an embroidery hoop, tracing pens or Fabri-Solvy and a needle.

You can find the kits on the endcap of aisle 23 in the store and are available for only $6.99 each!

Monday, July 2, 2012

July Quilt Block.

Our Quilt Block of the Month for July is now available! You can read more about the story of this months block above. You can find all the supplies for this block (as well as see the completed quilt top) on the front endcap between aisles 25 & 26.

Information on the Quilt Block of the Month program (as well as links to ordering the blocks online) can be found HERE.
*Also don't forget to bring in your completed June block for a discounted price on July's block.