Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I know, I know ...

It's been quite awhile since we posted anything on the blog, but big things have been happening around here. We had a good turnout for our Haunted Mill crop on Halloween night. Not much went bump in the night ... and what a beautiful night it was for the ghouls who were out and about. Our crew of croppers left much earlier than we thought. By 2:30 everyone had had enough for the night.

Hannah shared her big news with us last week. Congratulations to Hannah and Bob on your anticipated turtle arrival in May!!

Here at the store we have gone from Halloween to Christmas in less than a week. Last weekend marked the annual Sparkles Event in St. Jacobs, where the whole village gets decked out for the upcoming season, stores are open late, great deals are to be had. We had terrific response to our adhesive sale. And the cardstock ... oh, my, there is quite a bit of that that needs to be replaced!!

Lori's QA class was a resounding success. The Countdown Calendar was definitely a hit and in the spirit of sharing, everyone cut out pieces for others in the class. Lori was without a voice at the end of the day, but the QA members left with a great project.

The QuicKutz Christmas Gift Sets have arrived in the store. This year's releases were for Revolution and Silhouette users.

Silhouette users have a beautiful set in "Holly". This set comes with a terrific collection of digital designs, along with adhesive vinyl and two tools - the scraper and the hook.
If you don't already have a Silhouette, we have a great deal for you. For the low, low price (lol) of $299.99, we have the Gift Set bundled with a Silhouette Digital Cutter and a $25 Download card. The machine alone would cost you $369.99. How can you miss with this deal?

For Revolution users, QuicKutz has come up with the Jolly set. This beautiful set has a little bit of something for everyone.
Now, you DO need the 12" platform but it is SOOOOO worth it. Hmmm, you don't have a Revolution yet? We can help you (or your favourite Santa) with that one. We have a Jolly bundle as well. This bundle includes the Revolution tool, the 12" platform and the Jolly Gift Set for $199.99.

But wait!! The new arrivals don't end there. We now have the Scenic Route Garland and Sonoma Lines. Lori is busy creating card classes with these, so watch for them on the calendar in the near future!

And just to make things even MORE Seasonal around here, we received the beautiful Christmas Magic Line from Little Yellow Bicycle. Some of the pages are double-sided, one is flocked, some have foil or varnish on them and there are some gorgeous die cut pages as well. Pictures, of course, do not do them justice!!

You REALLY NEED to come by and visit us at the store. Then you can take a look around at the stuff that has arrived since your last visit. You never know what you might find for your gift-giving projects.

Oh, I almost forgot (though how I could I have no idea) ... with Sparkles came the kick-off for our annual Auction Dollars. We know that people look forward to our auction each year and your time to start collecting for it has come. For those who don't know what I'm talking about, we hold a "receipt auction" each January for our store anniversary. Save your receipts between now and January 17. Every penny you spend in the store is converted to Auction Dollars for our Anniversary Auction. No cash can be used at that sale (though you are welcome to shop in the store that day). Only money spent and receipts presented count towards your Auction Dollars for bidding on the wonderful items. See, another reason to visit.

See you soon!