Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tattered Angels' Feature Store of the Month

Sonja's Scrapbook Spot will be the Tattered Angels' Featured Store in October and I'm celebrating in a big way!

First, let's start with a SALE....there's no better time to stock up on Glimmer Mist than right now because I'm offering all Glimmer Mist at $6 a bottle starting October 1st - October 31st. Yep, that's right, $6 a bottle! That's for in stock colors and any colors that you special order and prepay! There's no limit...you can buy as much Glimmer as you want at this price!!!

Secondly, I'll be taking orders on anything from the Glimmer Mist catalog with no minimums. That means you can order anything through me, even if I've never carried it before. I'll be placing 2 orders in October...October 16th and October 30th. You must prepay for your order but you will still get discount pricing on the Glimmer Mist. Sorry, I will not be accepting any other discounts on pre-orders.

Thirdly, I've had the new Glimmer Mist Color Chart professionally printed on cardstock and laminated with 7mil and it's yours with any Tattered Angels order over $100.

Fourthly, during the entire month of October there will be an open Glimmer Bar set up at the shop. Come see what all the rage is about, test new techniques and just have a glimmery grand time!

Fifthly(...is that even a word?), I'm hosting 3 Tattered Angels/Glimmer Mist Contests...

1) Most Creative 12x12 Scrapbook Layout Project
2) Most Creative Beyond the Page (Kaisercraft) Project
3) Most Unique Use of Glimmer Mist

Please submit your project to the shop by October 20th.
More details TBA

And last but not least I have some great Glimmer Mist projects planned for you this month:

Glimmer Gals Project of the Month
featuring the Spiders Web by My Mind's Eye.
Thursday, October 15th, anytime all day, $25. Please call to reserve your kit!

Glimmer Gals Bonus Project
Spooky Garden Journal by Ms. Monika Thomas
Wednesday, October 28th; $45.
Please vote for your preferred class time with the poll on the left.
Then call to reserve your kit!

Have a glimmery good month!


Friday, September 25, 2009

Something New for My Yahoo! Users

Being a small business owner I have to wear a lot of hats. Yesterday I tried on the techie hat for while and explored some things. I was able to add a feature to this blog which will let you see my blog posts on your My Yahoo! Page. What does that mean? It means you can read my blog posts on My Yahoo without having to visit another site.

Here's what it looks like on my own My Yahoo! page.

Want to add this feature to your My Yahoo page? Just click on the button to the right of this page...the one that has the + sign and the My Yahoo logo and follow the steps from there.

Now back to the creative hat....

Here's a layout featuring the new Halloween Papers from Best Creations and the Bling It rhinestone spider from Basic Grey...love it!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Spookbooking Spot

October is nearly upon on us and I have some hauntingly creative projects for all you gouls and gooblins.

First, I just booked Ms. Monika Thomas for this boo-tiful book featuring Glimmer Mist and other Tattered Angels' producst. She's coming to the shop on Wednesday, October 28th. She's available to teach either a morning & afternoon class or an afternoon & evening class. Please vote for your preferred times. Class value is $45 and includes all of the materials and expertize to create this project.

Now for the classes, I'll be teaching...

Your memories will rest in peace in this funky coffin book from Pinecone Press featuring Papers from My Mind's Eye. I'll teach this project on October 8th and you can drop in anytime during the day. Please allow 2 hours to finish your project. Class value is $25.

Our regularly Glimmer Gals, Glimmer Mist class will be held on Thursday, October 15th and will feaure the newest Glimmer Mist Screens & Halloween colors in combination with My Mind's Eye's collection The Spider's Web. You'll learn how to alter paper with the Glimmer Mist and create an layout completely different from the original papers. Class value is $25.

Our Basic Grey Page-of-the-Month kit features the wildly popular Eerie Collection. Our class will meet on Sunday October 18th or Thursday, Ocotber 22nd. Class value is $25.

To reserve your spot at any of these class or for any questions, please call 310-410-7272

Friday, September 18, 2009

What Am I Supposed to Do With This?

One of my jobs is to answer the question what am I supposed to do with this? If I don't know...I figure it out. Here are some projects that I challenged myself with this week.

This accordion album features the new Glimmer Chip Tiles from Tattered Angels. They're a large format embossed chipboard (4"x7" I think). I glimmer misted them, punched holes on both sides and laced the pieces together with ribbon from American Crafts. These chips soak up Glimmer Mist wonderfully and can also be used in altered art projects like garlands and as mats or other embellishments on your scrapbook layout. Make sure you ink the surface of the chip tiles to bring out the embossed details!!!

Graphic 45 is known for their beautiful vintage inspired papers but leave alot of people stumped as to what to with them. "It's so beautiful, I don't want to cover it up" is the most common comment. So with this layout, I took the main paper from their Renaissance Faire collection and cut 3 strips that captured the essence of the paper. I cropped the paper, just like I would crop a photo. Then I created a layout with papers from the rest of the collection and used the cropped papers as the focal point. I also couldn't resist adding a locket from the Dove of the East Paris Vintage collection. Incidentally, the rest of the layout was created with the backside of papers from the Renaissance Faire collection...which are just as beautiful as the front~

Last but not least, I showed you a sneak peak last time of this layout featuring goodies from Melissa Frances. I challenged myself to find a way to use the vintage crepe paper that I've heard so much about. It's feaured on this layout as a gathered border (after a refresher course on the running stich from my mom) and in the rosettes on the left side. I want you to suspend reality for a moment and pretend that these roses will actually fit in your scrapbook...even if they are almost an inch high! Some of the flowers are also dusted with the vintage mica flakes from Melissa Frances. If you're wondering about the gorgeous paper, it's from her French Twist collection and it is fabulous!!!

If you're in town this Saturday, stop by the shop from 3-5pm for a raffle, secret sale and make n take...time to kick off the fall scrapbook season!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Miscellaneous Musings

Happy Tuesday....

here are some things on my mind this morning...or afternoon I suppose, now!

Glimmer Mist Color Chart

Tattered Angels, creator of the incomparable Glimmer Mist has added a printable color chart to their website, complete with boxes to check "have it" or "want it" Print that puppy out, take stock of your supply and then stop by and stock up. Also, do you need a hard to find color? Let me know and I will special order it for you, as long as it is still available.

Congrats to Bev

Congrats to Bev, one of our shop hoppers who won a Silhouette SD digital die cutting machine compliments of QuicKutz - value $299.99. Whaa Hoo....!!!

That makes 2 years in a row that one of our customers has won a Shop Hop prize.

Secret Shopping
So I visited a "big box" craft store yesterday and did some price comparisons and was really shocked! Sure they were lower on some things, but they were higher on a lot more than I thought they'd be. Here's some of what I found...

Vario Tab Dispener
...............their price $14.99..................my everyday price $12.00
Vario Tab Refills
...............their price $7.99....................my everyday price $7.00
ColorBox Metallic Cat Eyes
...............their price $2.99....................my everyday price $2.50
3L EZ Runner
...............their price $6.99....................my everyday price $6.50

Sneak Peek

I'm continuing to play with the new goodies that have been arriving. This layout featuring vintage treasures from Melissa Frances isn't done yet. I've just been working on the elements including crepe paper and mica. This and many more new samples will be on dispaly at the shop this Saturday for our big event!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

You'll Fall for these Ideas...

So a TON of new stuff arrived & I've been really busy stocking all the new products, creating samples and planning for classes. Here's a glimpse of it.

Back to School Photo Clip Board
Featuring Cosmo Cricket's Boy Friend Collection.
Join us for this class on September 22nd, any time all day for $15.
Please call for reservations so I can have a kit ready for you!

This page sample features the new collection from Glitz Design called Olivia. I paired it with an overlay from Hambly Studio. I practiced the destinctive Glitz technique of layering stickers...and finished it all off with a tulle accent.

I love, love, love the colors in the new Basic Grey Indian Summer. Here's a detailed look at this double page spread. I layered cardstock stickers and brads for extra dimension.

BG's Indian Summer is also feaured in the September Page of the Month. Stop by and make this layout on Sunday September 20th or Thursday September 24th, anytime, all day for $25. Please call to reserve your kits because they are limited editions!

And finally, I put together the Coffin Box Book with the Boo to You collection from My Mind's Eye. Join us for this class on October 8th, anytime, all day for $25. Again, please call to reserve your spot.
I'll play more this weekend!