Tuesday, August 11, 2015

BIG News!!!!


The Funkie Junkie Boutique to Acquire eclectic Paperie
Acquisition solidifies company’s position as a top tier online supplier
Gainesville, FL and Fremont, NH – August 11, 2015 – The Funkie Junkie Boutique, one of the industry’s leading online craft supply stores, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire eclectic Paperie, an ecommerce site selling supplies geared towards the mixed media market. The agreement further strengthens The Funkie Junkie’s market leadership position, and leverages additional resources in order to meet the needs of their expanded customer base.

“Kim has done a wonderful job of building a solid and successful operation that provides superior customer service and the industry’s most popular products to its audience,” said Linda Coughlin, owner of The Funkie Junkie Boutique. “With our common approach to business and product offerings, the acquisition of eclectic Paperie is the logical next step for the ongoing growth of The Funkie Junkie,” added Coughlin.

Based in New Hampshire, eclectic Paperie was one of the premier online stores to offer art supplies to the paper crafting industry. The store quickly became a well-known fixture in the paper arts community, with an outstanding reputation for carrying the industry’s top-selling products and partnering with top designers. Launched in 2007, the store has been owned and operated by Kim Schofield since 2012.

“Linda’s commitment to providing consumers with a personalized shopping experience, combined with her attention to detail and stellar customer service makes this a perfect fit for our client base,” said Kim Schofield, owner of eclectic Paperie.  “I’m confident that our customers will continue to receive the same high quality service and products that they have come to expect,” added Schofield.
Under the terms of the agreement, The Funkie Junkie Boutique will purchase the entire eclectic Paperie customer database plus access to the store’s Facebook page and blog. eclectic Paperie will continue to temporarily operate under that name until all assets have been transferred to The Funkie Junkie Boutique or liquidated. 

About The Funkie Junkie Boutique
The Funkie Junkie Boutique, a sole proprietorship owned by Linda Coughlin located in Gainesville, Florida, U. S. A. The Funkie Junkie is a boutique craft seller catering to the papercrafting and mixed media craft community, and offers name brand craft supplies such as Ranger/Tim Holtz, Wendy Vecchi, Graphic 45 and many other name brands at a discounted price. The store also offers many fun, funkie, and out-of-the-ordinary findings, which are unique to the market.
About eclectic Paperie
eclectic Paperie is a different breed of craft store, conceived as more than just a place where you can purchase supplies, it’s a place to collaborate, to come together and share with like-minded crafters. The store’s goal is to offer a mixed media marketplace where a generation of artists can congregate, explore, imagine, and inspire one another.

Contact:
Linda Coughlin, Owner
The Funkie Junkie Boutique
linda@thefunkiejunkie.com
P: 305-733-5384
http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com
Kim Schofield, Owner
eclectic Paperie
kim@eclecticpaperie.com
P: 603-234-4000
http://www.eclecticpaperie.com
FAQ

1.       How long will eclectic Paperie’s online store remain open?
a.       eclectic Paperie will be working to liquidate all assets not being purchased by The Funkie Junkie. The expected close date is no later than September 30, 2015. Upon closing, the eclectic Paperie domain name will be transferred to The Funkie Junkie.
2.       What if I have a pending order with eclectic Paperie?
a.       All pending orders will be fulfilled by eclectic Paperie before the closing date of September 30, 2015.
3.       What if I ordered a pre-order product that isn’t scheduled to arrive until after the acquisition announcement?
a.       Any pre-orders, specifically for Graphic 45, Ken Oliver Color Burst, or Tim Holtz Ground Espresso Distress bundle will be fulfilled by eclectic Paperie before the closing date of September 30, 2015.
4.       I place special orders for the new Distress colors each month. Can I still do this with The Funkie Junkie?
a.       All special order requests will be forwarded to The Funkie Junkie, who also offers a Distress Bundle for a 20% discount each month. You may now purchase your bundle with The Funkie Junkie.
5.       How do I subscribe to The Funkie Junkie Boutique’s newsletter service?
a.       Your email address is part of the acquisition and will be automatically entered into The Funkie Junkie newsletter system. You may also sign up here: http://www.thefunkiejunkie.com/ (Scroll to the bottom of the page)
6.       Will The Funkie Junkie Boutique offer the same products as eclectic Paperie?
a.       The Funkie Junkie already offers very similar products and will continue to do so in the future. Additional product requests or inquiries may be sent to linda@thefunkiejunkie.com.
7.       How do I get in touch with the owners of either store?
a.       You may contact Linda Coughlin, owner of The Funkie Junkie at linda@thefunkiejunkie.com

b.      You may contact Kim Schofield, owner of eclectic Paperie at kim@eclecticpaperie.com

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Bo Bunny Cards

Hi everyone,  Steph Ackerman here.  It's Wednesday and I'd love to show you my newest projects this week for Eclectic Paperie.

 
Supplies:

Bo Bunny Pattern paper - Gabrielle Collection
Bo Bunny Stickers - Gabrielle Collection
Tim Holtz Roses - Heirloom Roses
Dina Wakely Metallic Paint - Sterling
The Crafter's Workshop Stencil - Word Association
Ribbon
 

 
The Bo Bunny collection is lovely for creating a variety of projects
The dotted paper is double sided and I chose to use both sides for this card
I cut the dotted paper to fit a premade card
Using the reverse side, I matted it with brown cardstock and added it to the card
Using the Word Association stencil with Sterling paint, I stenciled DREAM on the panel
Using a tag sticker from the Gabrielle collection, I matted it to cardstock and added it to the card
A rose was stained with Coral distress stain and added to the tag


 
For a different twist, I tore this ornate pattern paper and edged it with cardstock
Using the reverse side of the pattern paper, I added the panel to the card
I created a tag and inserted it between the layers
To finish a 3D layered sticker was added to the tag
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Love Letters ensemble

Hi everyone,  Steph Ackerman here again.  It's Wednesday and I'd love to show you my newest projects this week for Eclectic Paperie.


 
Supplies:

Tim Holtz Stencil - Blossom
Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Abandoned Coral
Bo Bunny Stickers - Gabrielle Collection
Tim Holtz Roses - Heirloom Roses

 
 
I began by painting the gift bag with Coral Distress Stain.
Since I was covering the center, I left that area blank.

 
Cutting a panel of white cardstock to fit, I created the background with Blossom Stencil and Coral Distress Stain
After inking the edges with Coral Distress Stain, I matted it with cardstock and adhered it to the bag
The Bo Bunny chipboard stickers are lovely 3D stickers that were perfect for the focal element
Roses were inked with Distress Stain and then scattered around the bag
 
 


The coordinating card was inked with Coral Distress Stain
A panel of white was cut and the Blossom stencil was used again to create the background
Once matted with black cardstock, the panel was added to the card
Again the Bo Bunny stickers were perfect as the focal elements

I'm thinking this would be a great ensemble to give your loved one something special.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Happy Cards

Hi everyone,  Steph Ackerman here.  It's Wednesday and I'm so sorry for this late post.  Seems I scheduled it for PM and not AM!!!

But I'd love to show you my newest projects this week.


Supplies:

Tim Holtz Stencil - Blossom
Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Abandoned Coral
Tim Holtz Roses - Heirloom Roses
Dina Wakely Metallic Paint - Sterling
The Crafter's Workshop Stencil - Word Association
Bo Bunny Paper Pack - Gabrielle Collection
Bo Bunny Stickers - Gabrielle Collection

Create a 5 1/2" square card from Bo Bunny cardstock.
Cut striped paper slightly smaller and adhere.
Cut Bo Bunny cardstock slightly smaller, then cut watercolor paper to fit.
Place stencil on watercolor paper and paint with Sterling Paint.
Once dry, place Blossom Stencil on top and ink.
Adhere panel to card and embellish with a sticker matted with kraft cardstock.


My second card uses a premade card, and I cut Bo Bunny cardstock to fit.
Cut striped paper slightly smaller and adhere.
Embellish with a sticker matted with 2 layers of cardstock.
Tear a strip of brown to fit across card.
Adhere sticker.


 I inked the Roses with Clearsnap Ink, then dabbed Coral Stain on top for a little more color.

 
Adhere the roses to the card.  Since they are lightweight, they add very little weight to the card.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Stained and Stencilled Tags

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here and I am thrilled to be the Guest Designer this month for Eclectic Paperie.  Thanks so much Kim.

I received some wonderful products to work with this month and I used the same products to create 3 different tags.  I hate to waste ink, stain, or paint and I try to find ways to use up all the color on a stencil rather than wiping it off. 

Supplies:

Tim Holtz Stencil - Blossom
Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Abandoned Coral
Gelli Arts Rubber Brayer
Bo Bunny Stickers - Gabrielle Collection
Ribbon



 
Tag #1
Create a tag from watercolor paper
Place Blossom Stencil on top and ink with Abandoned Coral Stain
Ink edges of tag with Abandoned Coral Stain, then mat with cardstock
Wrap with ribbon
Adhere to Coral cardstock
Select stickers, mat with cardstock and add to tag
 
 
 
Tag #2
Flip stencil over onto another piece of watercolor paper
Using a brayer, roll over stencil to release the left over stain
Ink edges of tag with Abandoned Coral Stain, then mat with cardstock
Wrap with ribbon
Adhere to Coral cardstock
Select stickers, mat with cardstock and add to tag
 

 
Tag #3
Create a tag from watercolor paper
Place stencil on top and rub over it with a baby wipe releasing the remaining stain (you get a nice subtle design)
Ink edges of tag with Abandoned Coral Stain, then mat with cardstock
Wrap with ribbon
Adhere to coral cardstock
Select stickers, mat with cardstock and add to tag
 
 
 
 So what do you think?  Do you use all the color off your stencils?

Please stop by my blog to see more of my projects.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph


Monday, June 29, 2015

Create Your Own Sunshine

Howdy friends! For those of you who don't visit my personal blog, I'm sharing a project that I created last week, 
using embossing powders on a project. Here's my finished card and this is how I created it...

I started with a piece of Mixed Media cardstock, perfect for any kind of ink, spray, or paint. I used Distress 
Markers, a water brush and my non-stick craft sheet to add color to the background (and it appears that I'm still a 
bit obsessed with pink and grey).
I scribbled ink from the marker on the non-stick craft sheet and then picked up the ink with the water brush. 
Then I just swiped the brush over the cardstock.

Next I used some of Wendy's stencils to add some background design, using Watering Can Archival Ink
 (my favorite color ever!)
I also used the oval shape from the Spotlight Frames and Mask set to create a mask on my background, which I
 then traced with a black Fude Ball pen. I then used the oval shape frame to act as a mask for my background so 
that I could stencil the Sunburst shape and keep the burst within the border on my frame. I then stamped the 
sentiment and swirl from the Paper Doll Art stamp set.

My card features spot embossing, meaning that instead of embossing a large area I'm only embossing a portion 
of a larger piece. You can see my Watering Can embossed lines at the top and bottom of my card.
Next, I used the new Tiny Shapes Movers & Shakers dies (aren't they the tiniest, cutest dies ever!) to die cut a 
few embossed butterflies. For quick and easy die cut embossing, I first added some Distress Ink to a scrap piece 
of manila tag and then used clear embossing powder. Then I just die cut the shapes out of the already embossed 
tag!
Next, it was time to assemble! And here is my completed card...
You can see that I embossed the butterflies, my gal's apron, gloves, and lips. This was done by first stamping or 
coloring the image and then using a VersaMark pen to color over the area that was embossed, I used clear 
powder for these areas so that the colors would show through the powder.

Hope you enjoyed today's project!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Crazy Birds ATCs

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,

Today I would like to share with you my last post as a Guest Designer.
I've created ATCs with Tim Holtz Birds Crazy stamp set and Gelli Plate printing.


I love my Gelli plate... love to create prints with them. I use them in my Art Journals, to make mixed media canvas, cards...but today I wanted to use them to make ATCs.


Let's see the process..


I got prints on papers with Gelli plate, Acrylic Paints and Crafters Workshop Stencils.



Cut them into ATC size.
 For more layers in the background, I stamped on them with text and texture stamps.
Adhered butterflies,Tim's tissue tape and Trellis diecut pieces. Splattered distress stain colors.

Next I stamped Crazy Birds and colored them with Distress Inks. Fussy cut them and adhered on ATCs.



And here are my four ATCs .....aren't they cute?
Hope you liked them...


Thank you so much Kim for this opportunity to write at this wonderful blog.
I am grateful to you all readers as well for love and support.
You can see more posts at my blog - Neon Diary

Products used from Eclectic Paperie:
Gelli Plate
Acrylic Paints
 Crafters Workshop Stencils
Texture Stamps
Distress Inks
Archival Ink
Tim Holtz Birds Crazy Stamps