Friday, January 31, 2020

More New Simple Stories!

Happy Friday!

I know you all are looking forward to the retreat this weekend!  I wish I could be there - this is the first January retreat I am missing in a long time, but my littlest is just too little to leave for a weekend! 

I wanted to share the end of Simple Stories latest release - I feel like they have a TON of new lines.  There are new lines to share AND a new release of just the basics pieces an parts that I love!  They will be great staples for anything and everything you need to create!  Friendly reminder that all of this is PREORDER ONLY!  I don't have a shipping date or time frame yet, but if you get it in the order book, we will let you know when it lands in the store!

Okay, first up, Simple Vintage Great Escape!  This is a great vintage-y, outdoor-ish line!  I love that this has a lighter feel than a lot of Graphic 45, but all the fabulous vintage feel!




I am loving this travel line!  It reminds me of some classic Jillibean Soup with the bright colors and fun graphics!




Got a teen girl to scrapbook for?  Got a teen girl who loves to scrap?  This line is perfect for her!  Kate and Ash is a super line your teens and tweens with the bright colors, bold shapes, and some very FRIENDS like fonts (wink wink)!  I am loving this line and think it would be perfect for some girls night outs or even a weekend away with your besties!




And this is the brand new color set that I was talking about - COLOR VIBE!  It has lots of different letter sets and cardstocks in 24 colors.  They are set in color families - lights, brights, bolds, and neutrals.  You can see the alpha sets similar to Thickers and then the multisets that come in letter booklets with the bold font and the color block fonts! 





Which line (or lines) are you most excited to see in the store?  All of this is available for pre-order and I do not have a shipping date yet! 

Now, go get crafty this weekend!  I can't wait to see what you create!
Lesley

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Tim Holtz New Release!

Hi Friends!

I know I shared Tim's new tool cart on Monday, but I wanted to share his new stamp and dies that will be shipping throughout the Spring!  There are no definite dates for any of these, but sometime this spring.  If you are dying to have these, call the store and we will get them ordered for you!  Preorders help us know what you want to see in the store and we love to have them!

Okay!  So, here we go!



Which is your favorite?  I am loving those doodle background stencils!

Now, go get crafty (and call in your pre-orders)!
Lesley

Monday, January 27, 2020

Terrific New Tools!

Happy Monday!

Are you all ready for the retreat this weekend?  We can't wait to see you there!  If you missed our handy dandy packing list, hit older posts on the blog because it was published one before this one! 

I have an inbox full of more goodies to share with you all - new lines, new products, lots of GOOD STUFF!  But, today, I wanted to share some of my new releases - the new tools.  I always thing, there is nothing that I need... and then these bad boys hit the market and I want to throw all my money at the store :)

Everything here is pre-order.  Nothing is available yet and has rolling release dates, so it isn't in the store yet.  Okay, here we go! 

Tim Holtz is bringing the magic with this new rolling storage cart (see, just take my money)!  They retail for $159.99 AND if you pre-order by NOON today, you get a $25 gift card! Five drawers and all of them have a plastic liner piece at the bottom so your goodies don't fall out the bottom. 

Below are the official details size-wise so you can go ahead and clear out a spot in your craft space :)
*Assembled size is approx. 21.25 x 13.5 x 33.75 inches.
*Medium drawers are approx. 8 x 12 x 6inches.
*Large drawers are approx. 17.5 x 11.75 x 6 inches.
*Includes 4 caster, 2 are locking. Metal with faux wood top


Misti has added some slamming new features of their incredible stamping tool!  They have a few updates.  If you don't have one of these and are a stamper, you need a Misti in your life!  You can see Sara's video with the updates from Creativation here!

We R Memory Keepers has lots of new goodies!  I love this storage cart for projects!  I am thinking about the scrapbook pages that have wet pieces and parts or some mixed media projects that need drying space.  Or maybe when you are mass producing Christmas cards, this may be the place to do it!
I also loved this new glass Mixed Media mat!  It is great for all the new glosses and inks headed to the store (wink wink)!
They are also creating a button maker (!!) for creating your own campaign buttons!  Let's make them now - Scrap Time for All!

Tonic Studios, who makes the wonderful Tidy Bins that clip to your workspace, have a new product!  I can't wait for this - it is a cupholder and trash can that clips to your workspace.  All I can think about is how this is going to save me so much desktop space at crops and retreats!  We definitely have a long pre-order list for this one!


One of our fastest selling products is the Shammy Holder!  Sara got to see how they create their products and some sneak peeks at other products they make!  I love the clutter storage thing - again, I am going to have so much room on my workspace!  You can catch the video here!

So many tools, so little time!  These are all pre-order, so go ahead and call the store or send us a message!  We would love to jot all your wishes in the order book!

Now, go get crafty (and packing)!
Lesley

Friday, January 24, 2020

Retreat Packing List!

Happy Friday!

We are getting so close to the retreat!  I don't know about you all, but it is time to start packing so you don't leave anything important behind!  We will have all the basics and some goodies in the mini-store, but it is so frustrating to not have what you were wanting to have - like that 5 year old line from Crate Paper you have been waiting to use :)  So, without further ado, here is my tried and true packing list!

Retreat Packing List - Scrapbook Things
o Paper trimmer
o Scissors
o Adhesive tape AND liquid glue
o Journaling pens
o Project kits
o Thickers!
o Embellishments
o Paper lines (stored in class bags!)
o Stamps
o Dies and inks
o PICTURES!
o Cricut or Silhouette
o Cutting mat
o Ottlite or small table lamp
o Power strip
o Selphy printer
o Trash container
o Album and page protectors – a place for those finished layouts



Retreat Packing List - Non-Scrapbook Things
o Blanket or jacket
o PJ’s
o Flipflops or slide-on shoes
o Slippers

o Tissues
o Nail clippers or file
o A wide variety of snacks
o Checkbook
o Lunchbox to keep drinks cold
o iPad/Laptop/Tablet AND headphones
I highly recommend packing for a variety of weather!  Sometimes, ballrooms are really cold, sometimes they are super hot.  I don't know about you, but I have a hard time working if I am on either end of the temperature spectrum. So, plan ahead and tuck a jacket and a short sleeved tshirt in there.  Also, because it is such a large group, we do ask that you wear headphones while watching that Tim Holtz tutorial or latest season of This is Us (in which case pack a lot of other tissues)!


Now, go get packing!
Lesley

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Celebrate Your Birthday with Simple Stories!

Happy Hump Day!

It is a whirlwind week!  Sara is just getting back from Creativation and new products will be headed to the store soon.  Plus, we are in full prep mode getting ready for the Gatsby crop!  Please make sure that you are keeping your eyes on your email for more information about t-shirts, crop events, and more. 

I wanted to share two more Simple Stories lines that are here to celebrate your birthday!  These are great lines for big and little kids, girls and boys!  Before I get started sharing all the goodies, I want to let you know that these will not ship for a while.  This is PRE-ORDER ONLY!  There is no ship date yet for these, but if you are dying to get your paws on these, you can put your requests in the order book!

So, without further ado, Birthday Blast and Magical Birthday!



 I love the bright primary colors and the rainbow cake.  I wish this line was around years ago for my son's first birthday.  He had a 4 layer smash cake in a rainbow for his Uno themed birthday. 




 I love the colors and the balloons in this line!  The font is so cute and such a modern take on the script on scrapbook lines!

Which one is your favorite?  Are you ready to plan your next party for one of these?

Now, go get crafty (and get those preorders in!)
Lesley



Monday, January 20, 2020

Three New Lines from Simple Stories!

Happy Monday!

I hope you all stayed on top of Sara's adventures this past weekend!  She has been super busy at Creativation living everyone's dream life.  There are so many awesome new lines and products heading our way I can't wait to get my paws on them!

These are some of the new lines coming from Simple Stories!  There are more coming - not sure how many in total - but more are coming!  These are all pre-orders ONLY that will ship all Spring long and I don't know when they will arrive in the store.  If you can't wait, call the store and get your requests in the order book. 

I love this trave line!  The bright colors are perfect for summer travel and it gives me some old Jillibean vibes!



 And, loving this Vintage Coast line! 




And, a little summer fun too! 





 I love the bright red trucks and cherries!  That gingham is super cute too! 

I also love how fresh fruit has been a trend through lots of lines and companies.  I think it is super cute and fresh and fun.

Now, go get crafty (and call to place those pre-orders)!
Lesley

Friday, January 17, 2020

Brand New Carta Bella!

Happy Friday!

Have you all been keeping up with Sara's adventures at Creativation?  Be sure to follow along on our Facebook page for all the goodies and updates?  She took classes on Wednesday and there are so many cool new products - I am drooling over some of the new releases!  The new telescoping die from Lawn Fawn is AMAZING!

Today, I wanted to share some new releases with you from the new Carta Bella line!  I love the vintage feel of their new lines and I am already jotting a few on my wishlist.  Friendly reminder that none of these lines are shipping yet.  They are PREORDER ONLY!  You can always call the store and have it added to the order book and we will call you the moment in lands in the store!

I am loving this Family Night line! That dice paper is just too darn cute!







 This Farmhouse Market is giving me all the Magnolia and Joanna Gaines feels!  I love the wooden cubbies and soft pink florals!  How cute would this be for Easter or a little baby girl line?




And, this is a flower tastic spring line!  I am loving the flower letters that are in this line (and also available as Thickers)!  Oh Happy Day is going to be perfect for your anything goes for spring and summer.



I love the all the fruits in this line - lemons and strawberries, plus polka dots and plaids!  

Now, go get crafty (and stay tuned in to see all the new goodies!)
Lesley