Saturday, June 23, 2007

Eyelet Share Update

I have been having lots and lots of inquiries about the status of the eyelets.

I am still waiting word that they have shipped to me. Here is what I wrote in the original share information:

The manufacturer is quoting us (me and the wholesaler) 35 days to complete the manufacturing process. We then have to allow time to have the eyelets shipped from overseas, through customs, to the wholesaler, then to me. I also anticipate having to do some counting. So, my goal is to get the eyelets in your hands in 60 days. I need to have 1/2 of the money up front in order to start the process. As soon as I have 100 orders paid, I can pay the $$ up front to get things going.

I posted the share on May 7th and it took a couple of weeks to get enough paid orders to get the order sent in. I estimated 60 days, from the time I sent the order in, so that would be mid-July by my calculations. I will update in the thread and on my blog when I have news of shipment to me.

I will post as soon as I have any information. Believe me, I am as anxious to see these as you are! I can't wait and I'm bugging my wholesaler nearly every day to see if there is news. I'm expecting them to ship to the US any day now. They will then have to be repackaged at the wholesaler and shipped on to me, and then I have to count them into shares and send them on to all of you.

It will take me 40 hours of counting to get them all counted. I will make regular updates once I get them as so you'll know how far through the counting process I am.

It will also probably take me a couple of days just to address and mail them. I have a big list of people who have purchased shares.

I originally estimated mid-July as the date you would receive your eyelets, and I still expect that will be the case.

Thanks for waiting patiently with me to have these beautiful eyelets made!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

I'm a Dum-bella!!

Two of my SCS friends (squirrellyshirley and sf9erfan) came over a while back. I don't own any Bella's yet, even though they're the hot thing! Michelle brought some pre-stamped Bella's for us so we could play with my Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, and stumps. We did have a ball, but I showed my lack of Bella knowledge. Little did I know, that Bella arms are just lines. I thought she was wearing a shawl. Duh!!

For this card, I used my Crosshatch background and Sincere Salutations. I used Pixie Pink stamped with Pink Passion for the main color. The accents around the Bella gal are Pink Passion and Basic Black. I used both 1/4" and 1/8" ric rac.

This is the much awaited May Arts 3/16" stitched center grosgrain ribbon. This is a lighter weight nylon grosgrain than my other polyester grosgrain shares. These colors are amazing and I can't wait to get time to work with some of it! In this share, you'll get 5 yards each of 18 colors for a total of 90 yards for $23.00.

Ric Rac

Shown here is the 1/8" ric rac. I've been having fun cutting this stuff and I have lots of ideas what I can do with it. As you can see, it comes in some great colors. In this share, you get 5 yards of each of 11 colors for a total of 55 yards for $21.00.

Shown in this photo is 1/4" ric rac. I inadvertently left the cream color out of the photo, but it is included in the share. You'll get 5 yards each of 15 colors for a total of 75 yards for $25.00.

Burlap String

I've had a few requests for photos of the May Arts products, so here they are!

This is the burlap string. I can best describe it as a cross between jute, linen thread, and hemp. It's softer than jute, but not stiff like hemp, and much finer, more like SU's linen thread. These are great colors. In their listings, May Arts also listed white, gold, and silver. The gold and silver are exactly like SU's gold and silver cord. The white is exactly the same as the gold and silver, except it's an irridescent white. This stuff is great! In this share, you get 10 yards of the colors, 15 yards of white, gold, and silver for $12.

This is a covered 3"x 5" post-it and candle I made for a friend. I used some striped patterned paper I have around, plus the Looks Like Spring SU set. Also in the photo is my 3/8" organdy ribbon and 1/4" grosgrain.

Here's the girly version of the covered notebook. I used my Sizzix Bounce alphabet for the name. The colors are So Saffron and Cranberry Crisp. I added some gold Stickles to the center of the cut-out flower for a bit of bling!
Just a quick update. All May Arts shares that have been paid for have gone postal. If you ordered but didn't pay, I still have your shares if you want them. Please contact me.

On another note, I still have 6 shares of 1/4" ric rac and 6 of 1/8". I have lots of shares of burlap string left since I have to buy 400 yard spools. I also have a handful of stitched grosgrain spots left as well.

I'll post a photo in a bit of a card made with the ric rac and stitched grosgrain.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

May Arts Ribbons have arrived!!!

I had a nice surprise on my doorstep today!! The May Arts Ribbons are here. Can I just say they are amazing!!

I will post a picture later of each different kind. The one I'm most surprised by at the moment is the Burlap string. It's about the thickness of SU's linen thread, but very soft to the touch. It's a lot thinner than hemp cording, which I personally find refreshing because it's so easy to work with!

The gold, silver, and white are more similar to SU's gold and silver cord. The white is actually more of an iridescent white. I can't wait to use some of this stuff on my Christmas cards!

Monday, June 11, 2007

May Share Ribbons

I should be getting the May Arts ribbons in for my May shares this week. Anyone who has ordered and paid for their May shares should have their ribbons shipped by the end of the week.

I still have spots left in all of my May shares, here's a quick recap:

  • 1/8" Ric Rac
  • 1/4" Ric Rac
  • 3/16" Stitched Center Grosgrain
  • Burlap String
You can check my posts around the middle of May for pricing details if you're interested.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

It's Time for Teacher Gifts

Well, it's that time of year! My kids get out of school Friday and I realized I hadn't made anything for the teachers and staff at at the school. Time to get busy!

I spent the morning designing and stamping and here are the results:

Steve is our principal, and this is the only "male" gift I needed to make. The ones for the other teachers are still in the works and I'll post them later. More work, more flowery!

I used a sheet of striped paper from my multi-thousand sheet stash. I used Cranberry Crisp CS from SU and a long retired SU set called Have a Ball. The finished project measures approximately 5" x 8". Inside is a Jr. Legal size notepad. The cover is glued to the notepad and has a pocket inside. I got the pattern for this from SCS quite a long time ago and it's one of my favorite projects.

I love to give these to kids for birthdays with a $5 bill tucked into the pocket.