Thursday, October 18, 2007

Eyelets are in!!

The individual colors of eyelets are now in stock in our store! We also have color family sets as well.

Watch this weekend for grosgrain! We'll start with 1/4" and add more widths in the next month. At first we'll only have individual colors, but hopefully our final shipment will arrive at the end of the week or early next week. At that point, we'll be offering sets and we'll even have a sale!

Friday, October 12, 2007

I was designing a card today for the OR/WA SCS gathering. This was my first design, but I switched to more fall colors for the swap.

The stamp sets in this card are Heartfelt Thanks, Aida Cloth background, and Autumn (thanks). I used SU's Regal Rose, Rose Red, and Always Artichoke watercolor crayons on the bold image. I colored the outline stamp with my Handsome Hunter and Rose Red markers. From the photo, you can barely tell, but there are gold Stickles in the center of the flower.

The ribbons are Cranberry 3/8" organdy from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts. I also used a new satin edge organdy I will be carrying on my site in the next week or so. I must say, I love ribbons, and this one makes me particularly thrilled. The combination of organdy, satin edge, and gold stripe are just amazing!!

The paper colors used are Purely Pomegranate and Always Artichoke.

Shipping Update

All brads and eyelets have now shipped. I have 3 remaining participants who sent checks recently and they have not yet had a chance to clear the bank. I will be shipping those sets next week.

If you did not receive a notification e-mail from PayPal and you paid via PayPal, check your payment for tracking information.

Thanks everyone!!

Remember you can still purchase them on my site (link to the right). You can also purchase individual colors to replenish your sets or for special projects. I also have 48 colors of organdy ribbon in 3 widths. I'll have 86 colors of grosgrain coming soon as well!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

PayPal Shipping Issues

I was in the middle of printing shipping labels at PayPal tonight for the remainder of the brads when they suddenly lost the connection with the USPS. I'll try again tomorrow morning to print the rest of the labels. Just wanted to let all of my eager brad addicts know!

Brads Shipping Update

Just a quick note to let you all know that the remainder of the pre-paid brad shares will ship today or tomorrow. I'm just finishing up the counting on them and it remains to sort them into sets and package them for shipment. We presold over 100 shares, so it's been a huge undertaking getting them all counted!

I'm sure lots of you have already received your sets and I've heard great feedback from many of you!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Excuse our oversite...

We forgot to provide e-mail addresses for you to send your info to if you'd like to join our design contest. You can reach us at:

We can still take quite a few participants, so send your info and we'll send you the ribbon. We'll post here when the contest is full.

The link to our website can be found in the tool bar just to the right of our posts.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Grand Opening Excitment!!

We are finally open! The glitches that held us up yesterday are finally resolved and we are open for business. We'll be adding new products in the next couple of weeks.

Watch for a new Guest Artist Gallery coming in November! Each month, we will have a new artist featured in our gallery. We have already chosen our artists for November and December. If you would like to apply to be a guest artist, just send us an e-mail for the details.

Grand opening contest!!!

In celebration of our grand opening, we are holding a design contest. We have 16 colors of argyle ribbon and 14 colors of striped grosgrain, for a total of 30 colors. The first 30 participants to send an e-mail with name, address, and a request to participate will be included in the contest. We will send you, at random a yard of one of these 2 ribbons. The contest is this: Design a card or other 3-D project using your yard of ribbon and send it back to us. The entries will be judged by a group of fellow stampers and the winners will receive a nice gift in the mail from us. We will have one winner for each of the two types of ribbon. All of the entries will be posted in our gallery with the designer's name or SCS name, or both.

Please Bear With Us...

Our website is all up and you can all take a look. We're having a few technical glitches which is having an impact on opening the site for checkout. We'll make an announcement on our home page and here when things are ironed out. It should be sometime today. Meanwhile, enjoy taking a look at our fabulous prices and our friendly ribbons.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Today is the day!

Finally the day has come to open the website. Throughout the day today, we'll be opening our site at We do not yet have all of our products listed, but over the next couple of weeks we'll strive to get them all up. It's an enormous amount of work to complete these tasks and we're working as quickly as we can to get things up and running smoothly.

Watch for the following products in the next while:
  • Satin Edge Organdy
  • Satin Edge Organdy with metallic stripe
  • 86 colors of grosgrain sold in 4 color families and neutrals
  • 1/8" and 1/4" organdy spools and sets
  • Cello and recloseable bags for gift giving and gel/shaker cards
  • Individual colors of eyelets
  • Much, much more!!

The next 20 full sets and 20 1/2 sets of brads are ready to ship out and I'll be printing labels this morning, then working on the next 20 sets. It takes me a couple of days to count out 20 sets and prepare them for shipping.