Friday, July 19, 2013


The Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) show is less than a week away and the manufacturers are sharing sneak peeks of their new product.  So, I thought I would share some of these sneak peeks with you. Just a reminder:
I am sharing sneak peeks of what the
 manufacturers are offering, but this 
does not mean they are all going to be ordered for the store.  
The store is not big enough to hold EVERYTHING that
is offered, so Cat does her best to order what the majority
of her customers want.  
The items that Cat orders will be scheduled out and will
arrive over the next several months. 

 If it's show time, you know it is also time for a sale to make room for all the goodies Cat is ordering and scheduling out to arrive over the next 6 months.  We are having a Sliding Scale Sale where the more you spend, the more you save.  Here is how it works: Spend $25 and get a 10% discount.  Spend $45 and get a 15% discount. Spend $55 and get a 20% discount. Spend $75 and get a 25% discount.  Spend $100 or more and get a 30% discount.  Sale dates: July 18-July 24. It's a great time to stock up for any retreats you are heading to this summer. The sale is store wide too!!!

Today, we will take a peek at the new Graphic 45 products debuting at the show.  I will just show a photo or two and give you a link to their blog to see the rest of the product line if you would like to see it.
Graphic 45 has come out with a wonderful nursery rhyme themed paper this year.  It is called Mother Goose and would be great for baby and toddler albums.
This is my favorite sheet of paper in the collection.  Don't you love it?!
A sample of some of the other papers in the line.  It has such warm colors!
Graphic 45's other collection that will debut at the show is its Christmas collection, The Twelve Days of Christmas.
The pages that introduce the next two numbers in the song are absolutely gorgeous!
This is a sampling of some of the other sheets of paper.
Typography is absolutely my favorite since it can be used for anything.  You get the Graphic 45 vintage designs and colors with a generic print.  Of course, I love collections with writing on them, so this is right up my alley.
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This is a shadow box made with different parts of the Typography line.
This is one of the cut-apart sheets of paper.  So versatile!
Go HERE to leave a comment telling us which collections you want Cat to order for your chance to win a prize.
Everyone will be a winner with the envelope sale that is part of our 9th Anniversary fun.   We are bringing back the Envelope Sale in a new format.  From July 20th-Aug 10th each customer will receive ONE mini-bag that is sealed. Inside is a discount that will be revealed at checkout on Saturday, August 10th. If your bag is opened or tampered with in any way it will be void. You must keep your bag intact until the reveal date. Yes, it drives you crazy having that bag in your purse and not knowing what is in it. Discounts will range from 10%-40%. Everyone is a winner.


  1. Love the shadow box! That might be worth getting some of that line, and getting a class together to make it!

    And these envelopes...very intriguing!

  2. I Love Graphic 45. I have their 8x8 shadow box and I'm going to use Secret Garden on it. Love that paperline.