October 20, 2009

Epic Six Update

Westview market was super busy on Saturday (I think I was missed during all my travels!)
It was great to see a bunch of people I hadn't seen in some time too!

The Epic Six and Santa's Workshop Gift Sets were a huge hit and I am down to just 1 Epic Six left!! I am not sure when the next batch is shipping, so if you want it, you better call me ASAP!!

This week I am busy putting my store back together after being packed up for over 3 weeks (and quite a job that is proving to be), I am also trying to clean my workshop (even bigger job!) in preparation for Wednesday's Crop and All About Me Layout class. I am also teaching my first children's scrapbooking class at Keyano College Saturday morning and my Clock class is Saturday night! The clock class is FULL, but I am working on getting some additional kits put togther. If you want one, please let me know and I will add you to the list!

Okay, back to unpacking, cleaning and organizing...

October 16, 2009

Westview Market Saturday

Saturday October 17th
Inspired Designs will be at the
Westview Elementary School Fall Market
Signal Road & Wolverine Drive
10am - 4pm
I just finished unpacking a few shipments and then packing them back up to take with me for tomorrow's market. There are lots of new goodies worth checking out!

Webster's Pages 12x12 Paper Kits:

Also New:
New shipment from Tattered Angels including Bingo Cards and more Glimmer Mist
Two new paper lines from October AfternoonTim Holtz Film Strip Ribbon
American Crafts Glitter Buttons (I can not keep these in stock!)

October 15, 2009

Great Scrapbooking Demo Videos

I recently came across this great Canadian website that features actual videos on how to use various scrapbooking products and tools.

I have been receiving questions regarding the QuicKutz Embossing Folders since they are a part of the new QKClub offer and something I have not previously carried at Inspired Designs.

This video from Scrap Time should get you excited!

October 14, 2009

New Facebook Group

That was a lot of work!!
I just finished setting up the new Inspired Designs Scrapbooking Boutique Facebook Group (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=109980&id=141787732713&saved#/pages/Inspired-Designs-Scrapbooking-Boutique/141787732713)

I hope all 138 members rejoin the new group and start uploading their pages, projects, cards and other scrapbooking inspiration. The reason for the new group: easier to navigate, add photos and search for specific project inspiration. I hope it works!

Next on my "to-do" list:
Put my store back together for the first time in 3 weeks!
I have been on the road since the end of September, hitting both the Calgary and Edmonton Creative Stitches and Crafting Alive Tradeshows, the Breast Crop Ever in Red Deer (that raised over $6200 for Breast Cancer Research!!) and most recently to Park City, Utah where I attended a two day conference with QuicKutz!

So much to share...but first, back to putting my store back together for crop night (first one in weeks!!) and then off to find some batteries for my camera to start posting pictures of all the new stuff I have to share...if you were my rechargeable camera batteries and you weren't in my camera, where would you be? hmmm...

October 13, 2009

Wow what a week!

Last week Kelsy (of Live-Dream-Create) and I had the pleasure of attending the QuicKutz retailer event in Park City, Utah. Boy did we learn a lot!!! The best part was getting to be the first to use the upcoming Limited Edition Holiday Gift Set: Santa's Workshop.

Here are a few picture samples of what you can do with the gift set - but do not let the name fool you! There is nothing seasonal about this fabulous mini album gift set! The possibilities are endless...

Santa's Workshop Limited Edition Gift Set: $99.99

Pre-Order by November 1st:
Gift Set + 3 accessory dies for just $99.99!
(there are a selection of specialty-shaped pages, pocket pages and book spines available for purchase outside of the gift set)

This tree is apart of November's new release: a Family Tree die cut set that includes some photo frames and corners, silhouettes (for family members), banner and others. So cute!
Can you see the texture on the inside cover of the above book? That is using the QuicKutz Embossing Folders. Tier 1 of the new QuicKutz club will feature a new Embossing Folder each month, as well as a class putting the die to use. The tab and journal box are both standard shapes included in the gift set.

This little flip window is one of my favorite die sets in November's Release. It's a whole set of dies that create flip open, pop up and barn door windows. Great for mini albums, pages and cards. Here it was used in a cute mini album with zoo animals.

This mini album shows some of the accessory page dies available (label shaped pages, scalloped pages and window pages). I like how they mixed all the different sizes of album pages within one book.

The book spines are available in a set of three for each size album. The dark brown scallop and white bracket are two of the book spines in use. These spines are also great for paperbag albums and cards. The "holiday" font is a poplular new release called Harvest. "traditions" is the font included in the Santa's Workshop gift set.

This larger mini album was designed for the Epic Six and is available for purchase out side of the gift set. Here you can see a another book spine (top) and sample of a pocket page (above) and a few dies a part of the new Recipe Die Set also available in November.

More mixing of page sizes in another mini album.

Such a cute mini book idea! There is a tab for each child (the circle and font are included in the gift set) and each child wrote in their own answers to a series of questions. The label shape page is an accessory die.

The coolest thing about this album is that the cover is fabric! The Revolution and Epic Six will actually cut fabric! Place two sheets of cardstock on top of the fabric and die to create a bit more tension. We also used the QuicKutz Double Sided Adhesive Chipboard to adhere the fabric to the book cover (cut both pieces out of the same die).

An overview of many of the samples we were able to see while at the QuicKutz event.