Monday, January 21, 2008

Out & About Layout Update

Here are some of the layouts that will be done in the Out & About class on January 26th. Brook is doing a fabulous job designing these beautiful layouts, and Sarah will help teach the class. The colors will work well for photos of summer, fall, vacation, outside, kids playing, family reunions, you name it!!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Book of ME! Class

Check out this LO from the Book of ME! class. This is the first of 6. Share your story with future generations. Call to sign up NOW!

Name Badge Contest

Don't forget to make your own name badge for the birthday crop. Here is an example.

* Birthday Bash Specials *

Saturday, January 26th only
Celebrate our birthday in style. Spend just $45 at Chasing Rainbows and get this awesome Celebrate kit by American Crafts FREE (value over $25!). It includes 12 double sided cardstock papers, a book of Mini-mark rub-ons, and a box of 6 coordinating ribbons. WOW!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Celebrate with us!

Here is a rundown of some of the great new products we are bringing in just in time for our big PARTY: Paint dabbers, MORE Ice Stickles, Cats Eye inks, Alcohol inks, and THICKERS. Collectively, our designers all love Thickers so much, we brought them all to Chasing Rainbows.

THICKERS - Big and beautiful - they've embraced their thickness, and they're here to stay. Add dimension and sophistication to your projects with Thickers letter stickers. Thickers are made of archival-quality materials and feature a variety of cool new fonts and colors. Available in Foam, Felt, Chipboard, and Vinyl in many colors -- we have 84 different alphabets on the way!!! $3.99 per pack.

DABBERS - The perfect mess-free paint applicator for foam and rubber stamps, cards, scrapbook pages, altered books, canvas, frames and more. Dab them directly onto stamps or use direct-to-surface for stippling, creating dots or full coverage. Removable dauber if brush use is preferred. Acid free, non-toxic. $3.49

ICE STICKLES - Can we ever get enough of these? Ice Stickles Glitter Glue glides smoothly across craft surfaces including paper, wood, glass, metal and cloth. The easy squeeze bottle features an easy flow tip. Embellish paper crafts, rubber stamped projects, candles, memory album covers, party trimming, jewelry and more. Big sparkling chunks of crystallized color that creates cascades of icy colors with aurora borealis highlights. Water clean up, acid-free and non-toxic. $1.99 to $3.49

CAT'S EYE INKPADS - Rich, thick, ColorBox pigment inks are acid free, fade resistant and unsurpassed for stamping on absorbent papers where sharp detail is desired. Inks dry slowly and offer generous working time for embossing powders to adhere to. $1.99

ALCOHOL INK - Acid free, fast drying, transparent dye inks specially formulated to create a colorful, polished stone effect. Use on glossy paper, metal, shrink plastic, glass and other slick surfaces. $3.49

In Stitch'z restocked

We got another Bazzill box this week and we now have more of the awesome Stitch's! In Stitch'z Cardstock makes it easy to add floss, ribbon, or a background of color to your scrapbook layout or card making project. Bazzill has already pre-punched four clever designs: hears, stars, flowers, and scallops so you can spend your time designing! We have cardstock, templates, embroidery thread, the case and idea book. Check out Brook's layout using the template and embroidery floss.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Update - Out & About Layout Class

Due to situations beyond our control, we will be changing the papers in the layouts of the "Out & About" class. The layouts will be almost identical, but with a slightly different color scheme. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but we know you will still enjoy the class!!

If you haven't signed up for the big birthday crop, do it soon! We are looking forward to a great weekend!

Taking Pre-orders for the BIG BITE

We R Memory Keepers "Big Bite" Crop-A-Dile II All-In-OneTool

Punch, set and snap with the We R Memory Keepers "Big Bite" Crop-A-Dile II All-In-One Tool. Ideal for eyelets and grommets, this crafting tool can punch through paper, leather, fabric, plastic, thin tin, chipboard and much more! The amazing 6" punching reach allows you to punch and set the accents at the center of your 12" x 12" scrapbooking page. And you can also set and snap grommets of all sizes and set eyelets. So go ahead, take on that crafting project you have always been wanting to do!

Product Features:Easily sets grommets with a 1/3" centerSimply "snap" the grommets in place on the setting blocks and compress the Crop-A-DileRotating setting blocks and action setter - help you to do what you want to do without fumbling around for loose pieces2 removable feet - stand it upright on a tabletop for an easier angleAdjustable measuring guide - orange ruler with large, black numbers for accurate measurements and consistent patterns Silent and easy-to-use Design, decorate and embellish multiple craft projects.

Your price is $39.99 (MSRP $45)

**We have ordered a bunch of these tools because we love the Crop-a-dile, but this is even better because it goes to the middle of the page! This product will not ship to us until March, but if you want us to make sure we get one for YOU, let us know ASAP!!**

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

New Arrivals

Now that inventory counting is done, we can start putting out the new products. Here is a peek at what came in while we were counting.

Two Scoops
Treat yourself to this blissfully delicious collection, swirled with creamy yellow, bubblegum pink and soft-serve blue. Naturally fat free, the Two Scoops Collection from Basic Grey is another sweet treat sure to please.

Come in and get the Adore and Kiss & Tell Collections by Mind's Eye. These LOVE-ly papers will go fast.

Kiss & Tell And what so many of you have been waiting for . . . we have the Cricut Design Studio!

What You See Is What You Cut-with the simple click of a mouse!The Cricut DesignStudio™ software lets you take your Cricut™ creativity to a new exciting level! Use the software with your original Cricut or Cricut Expression machine and Cricut cartridges, and you'll open the door to untapped creative possibilities for virtually any project including: school projects, card making, home d├ęcor, scrapbooking, signage, and more! For more information, click here
We plan to demo this at our Birthday Party on January 26th.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Sarah's Visiting!

(Sarah here) I am thrilled to be coming to visit on the 26th and I am counting the days till I get to come (only 18 left). I can't say I am really missing the inventory count today, but the counting crew is in my thoughts. Jennie, I promise to count to 5,000 today. That should cover at least one rack of paper -- right?

The kids are all doing well, and Christmas was a blast with a bunch of rugrats keeping the paper flying. All 4 got presents this year, but Will is the only one who noticed. The triplets were so happy to throw pretty wrapping at each other. Jennie tell me its been cold there in Kansas, but today I think I could be comfortable outside in a t-shirt and shorts. The weather is nice, but mostly I love being close to family here -- both my Mom and Allen's Mom were here this week helping me with the kids.

I miss the you all so much, but the move has been good for our family. I don't feel completely separated from the shop since Jennie and I talk often and mail samples and products back and forth. I can't wait to see everyone when I come in a few weeks. The crop will be filled with exciting games, and we have three great classes that weekend, too. (I am excited to check out the "Book of ME" class series that is in the works!) If you can't take one of my classes, come by and say "Hi!". . . I mean "Howdy!"

Sunday, January 6, 2008

"I'm a Princess" Mini Album Class - Jan. 26

Sarah designed this album and is teaching this class on January 26th from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

Are you a princess?

You will LOVE this sparkly album for the princess in your life whether it’s for you or a loved one. This “grown-up album” is filled with BLING! – gems, glitter, ribbons, & flowers. Come learn some neat techniques and leave with an album you adore! $35
In addition to your basic tool kit, please bring corner rounder, pop dots, glue dots, and double-sided tape.

Photos don't do this album justice, you'll have to come to the store to see it in person.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Out & About Seven Layouts - Class Jan. 26

Out & About Seven Layouts

Sarah has designed seven layouts featuring the new Out & About line from My Mind’s Eye. These versatile single-page layouts have up to five photos on them, but you don’t have to have pictures with you to have a great time, learn some new techniques, and leave with a few extra pieces. $35

Sarah will teach this class on Saturday, January 26th from 10:00 am - 12:30pm

We have a blog!

Well, here it is! Watch for classes and ideas to be posted to this site.