Monthly Archives: March 2011

Kaiser New Releases

I am so excited about the new products coming out from Kaiser…..will definitely need a lot more space in the shop as there is an awful lot of CHA products already on its way….

Here are some images from Kaisers 2 new collections being released in May.

As well as the current great items in their range – Kaiser is now also introducing 12 x 12″ sticker sheets!!

And don’t you love the little elephant book ends?

Alcohol Inks

Have you used Alcohol Inks? Have you seen all the colours we have in store now? And at a very competitive price of only $5.25 per bottle!

Here is a short video by Tim Holtz using a spatter technique with alcohol inks. Enjoy!

And I just thought I’d share an e-mail I received from a friend…

Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven’t thought about it, don’t have it on their schedule, didn’t know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine.

I got to thinking one day about all those people on theTitanic who passed up dessert at dinner that fateful night in an effort to cut back.  From then on, I’ve tried to be a little more flexible.

How many women out there will eat at home because their husband didn’t suggest going out to dinner until after something had been thawed?  Does the word ‘refrigeration’ mean nothing to you?

How often have your kids dropped in to talk and sat in silence while you watched ‘Jeopardy’ on television?

I cannot count the times I called my sister and said, ‘How about going to lunch in a half hour?’  She would gas up and stammer, ‘I can’t. I have clothes on the line.  My hair is dirty.  I wish I had known yesterday. I had a late breakfast.  It looks like rain.’  And my personal favorite:  ‘It’s Monday.’    She died a few years ago. We never did have lunch together.

Because people cram so much into their lives, we tend to schedule our headaches.  We live on a sparse diet of promises we make to ourselves,  when all the conditions are perfect.

We’ll go back and visit the grandparents when we get little Kevin toilet-trained. We’ll entertain when we replace the living-room carpet. We’ll go on a second honeymoon when we get two more kids out of college.

Life has a way of accelerating as we get older. The days get shorter, and the list of promises to ourselves gets longer. One morning, we awaken, and all we have to show for our lives is a litany of ‘I’m going to,’ ‘I plan on,’ and ‘Someday, when things are settled down a bit.’

When anyone calls my ‘seize the moment’ friend, she is open to adventure and available for trips. She keeps an open mind on new ideas. Her enthusiasm for life is contagious. You talk with her for five minutes, and you’re ready to trade your bad feet for a pair of Rollerblades and skip an elevator for a bungee cord.

My lips have not touched ice cream in 10 years. I love ice cream. It’s just that I might as well apply it directly to my stomach with a spatula and eliminate the digestive process. The other day, I stopped the car and bought a triple-decker. If my car had hit an iceberg on the way home, I would have died happy.

Now…go on and have a nice day. Do something you WANT to…not something on your SHOULD DO list. If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say?

And why are you waiting?

Make sure you read this to the end.
You will understand why I sent this to you.

Do you run through each day on the fly?
When you ask ‘How are you?’  Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed with the next hundred chores running through your head?
Ever told your child, ‘We’ll do it tomorrow.’ And in your haste, not see his sorrow? Ever lost touch?

Let a good friendship die? Just call to say ‘Hi’?

When you worry and hurry through your day, it is like an unopened gift….Thrown away…. Life is not a race. Take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over.


Hello Again, I know I have been very slack with blogging, but I have been extremely busy! Will try and keep up to date….. (note the word TRY :D)

Last Sunday we held a Scrap-a-thon in Dongara. The lovely Kate from Coffee and Canvas hosted the day and fed us some really really yummy baguettes which reminded me so much of Europe.

This does of course mean our trips to Perth are going to take a lot longer as we will always have to stop in for a cup of coffee and snack.

Kate now also stocks our page kits and will soon have some of the essentials as well. And starting today there will be a Scrap Night every Thursday night in the cafe. (I so wished I lived closer!). Everyone can come, all levels are welcome. Just give Kate a call to book. ( 99271542).

New stock this week:

Lot of top up stock has also arrived.

Due next week – plenty of Alcohol inks, Webster papers, plenty of cuttlebug folders and cutters + lots more!

We will be introducing a Happy Hour once a week. This will be 1 item at a very special price valid only between the hours of 12.00 – 1.00pm every day that week. Special applies to in store sales only.

Wishing everyone a Happy Friday tomorrow!