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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Intorducing Maya Road

Sorry it's been a little, too, long. We have been so busy getting in new product, trying to get it up on the website and then shipping out pre-orders and regular orders. A big THANKS! to a lot of girlfriends referring Eclectic Paperie to all their friends because we have been busy. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Wanted to share Maya Road and their fantastic alterable chipboard and tins. First, they are a great overall value. For example, something like the Paisely chipboard designs is great at $6.99; you get 36 shapes; then you get the 4"x6" clear topped storage tin that you can use for something else or alter into something fantastic.

Then there are the Lunch Box and Book Collections. The Lunch Break Tin is a tall alterable lunch box with removable handles to make it easy with papering or painting. Those cool alcohol inks(coming soon) would be great with these tins. There are naked chipboard books that can be purchased separately to fit inside, too. Wouldn't these be great for and spring project like Mother's Day or a fun alterable for those Easter memories and/or traditions? Come check out the Maya Road Collection and see what can inspire your creativity. There are a lot more chipboard shapes, tins, and books to see.

What kind of ideas do you have for these chipboard and tin items? Post here by March 3rd and we'll pull a name to receive a Lunch Break Tin and Lunch Break Book

Feed Your Creativity!
Daisy & Joy

Friday, February 16, 2007

Get your "Creative Imaginations" ready!

Woo-hoo! So excited about the new Bare Elements line from Creative Imaginations. It's basically all "naked chipboard" that comes in books, purses, containers and more.
You'll have to check out the cool projects online to get your creative juices going. We will be getting these in within 24 hours and will load them into the store so keep checking. Think about Easter, Mother's Day, Graduation and end of school year gifts. Start making your wish lists.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Dreamkutz & Bind-It-All

So on the last day of CHA, I remembered that we needed to go over to see what the buzz was about. Why were all these people rolling around cute and colorful suitcases? What did they buy to get it? Where did they get it? Well, the rolling suitcases were just a great way to talk about Zutter and their two new systems called Bind-It-All and DreamKuts.

The Bind-It-All is a portable binding maching that can go through chipboard, CDs, and even plastic credit cards. It needs no electricity and is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. When you are ready to bind, you simply choose your spirals and push the handle down to crimp. The gal at their booth showed me a very cute mini scrapbook that had a CD for it's covers. Oh the possibilities!

Now the DreamKuts machine is like the "workshop/swap helper" that you always wanted. First, it's also portable, needs no electricity, and is self-sharpening. You can insert a 12x12 piece of cardstock and cut it into perfect pieces. You can have all these combinations so that you can put one piece of cardstock in and come out with different size mats. So, it's great for workshop prepartion or swapping because you can create your mat sizes; keep inserting cardstock; and then you'll have the same, uniform size mats with every crank. For example, if you are big ATC fan, you can cut all the ATC mats all at once.

Bind-It-All = $59.99
DreamKuts = $89.99
Email to pre-order yours now.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Confessions of an Obsessive Crafter ....

Hi Everybody!

I'm Daisy. My friend Joy and I are the proprietors of Eclectic Paperie, an online paper crafting store. But maybe I should start out telling you about my journey. There is, after all, a story behind every confession.

I live in Orange County California where I, along with my husband David, raise our two beautiful daughters. (I am NOTHING like those ladies on that TV show). Before becoming a full-time Mom I was a manager at the Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. That was a fabulous experience for me. I spent most of my time in merchandise but I also worked in attractions. Would you believe I was the manager of and drove the Disneyland Monorail?

I have always been a paper crafter (even before there was such a word as "paper crafter") I bet some of you reading this can relate. Weren't you also the one always organizing photo albums in High School or the ones making such nice cards for friends with markers and stickers before any of us heard the term "acid free"? Anyway, my journey as a crafter took on a whole new level about 12 years ago when I was watching QVC in the middle of the night and ordered a "scrapbookers kit".

That was the begining of ... well .. an obsession. I'm now neck deep in stamps, paper crafts, scrapbooks, alterables and just about every other kind of paper craft you can think of. I love it so much my husband finally surrendered our living room and built a craft studio in it (David has his own crafting hobby ... woodworking ... which makes it very convenient when I want a new crafting tool "Hey what about $200 sander you bought?!")

Anyway, as a crafter for all these years I felt there was something missing from the online stores. I wanted a place that would find the truly unique and special products and keep them all in one place. My friend Joy and I were both complaining to each other one day about this problem and we decided ... "Why don't we do it?" And that is how Eclectic Paperie was born.

But enough about the business, this is my confession. The confession of an obsessive crafter...

1. Like some sort of junky, I spend entirely too much time browsing the internet learning the latest techniques and ideas.

2. With stealth and raw nerve, I have unscrupulously taken pictures of pillowcases in department stores with my phone because I thought the color combinations would be perfect for my next card while my husband hums the theme to James Bond and guards the aisle.

3. I have started a swap at 11:00 p.m. the night before it was due and completed it on time.

Yes friends .. I could go on and on but this litany should suffice. I am an obsessive crafter.