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Monday, March 30, 2009

eclectic Feed: Episode 2(Alcohol Inks)

Just finished a very quick video tutorial to show you a simple technique using Ranger Alcohol Inks. I'll have more details later this week so make sure to check that out, too. Here are several options when viewing our new video segment. You can choose the format that you prefer.

Friday, March 27, 2009

New Graphic 45 Collection: Transatlantique

We know you love Graphic 45 and their nostalgic designer papers. eP just received the newest collection called Transatlantique. The designs are reminiscent of days when traveling to Europe was done by ocean liners and crossing the USA was via trains and cars. Our last Graphic 45 Plus offering was very successful so eP is again offering the newest papers in a collection pack. It would be too hard to choose and you really want them all. We're also again including some additional coordinating items. We will include 2 Maya Road metal lunch boxes that also look like suitcases. We thought they would look great altered using the Transatlantique papers.

eclectic Paperie special Graphic 45 Transatlantique Collection Pack. Only available at eP.

Each design is double-sided. One side does have a smaller patter design that is perfect for card makers. The images below are of one single sheet with both the front and back view. There are 11 designs plus 1 tag sheet available with this collection.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

New Penny Black Stamps

eclectic Paperie just received some of the newest stamps from Penny Black. These are all wood mounted red rubber stamps. There are several new acrylic sets available, too. Here are some of my favorites:

Fanfare. How fun would these be to color with your Copic Markers.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Studio 490 Stamps Available

The newest Studio 490 stamps by Stampers Anonymous are now available. These were designed by artist Wendy Vecchi. We were lucky enough to meet up with Wendy and the Stampers Anonymous team at the Stamp in a Hand stamp show in Carson over the weekend. Check out these samples from Wendy.

The stamps are cling mounted and each set comes on 6.5" x 12.5" plastic sheet. You can store them in a binder or get some decorative D-Rings to keep together.

Each stamp set comes with a color copy sheet of Wendy's creative samples.

I love that there is one 4.75" x 4.75" stamp background in each set.

This large stamp is really versatile and really makes the stamp set a great value. You can stamp this print onto the smaller stamps for interest and texture. Check out the new Studio 490 Stamps HERE.

Friday, March 13, 2009

eclectic Paperie Video Tutorials

We are very excited about our latest addition that we are calling the eclectic Feed. This is a brand new series of video tutorials where we show some techniques using our favorite eP products. The eclectic Feed can be found in the iTunes store under podcasts. Currently you can download our episodes in iTunes (Hi Definition for watching on your computer) or Vimeo. If you subscribe in iTunes, each new episode will be delivered to you automatically. We are currently working on adding an iPod version to iTunes and YouTube but we are not quite there yet. Please go check it out. You can search us in the iTunes store under a podcast called "eclectic Feed." We put a lot of work into it and it is absolutely free. If you have any favorite products you'd like to see demonstrated, let us know! Check out the new eP's ECLECTIC!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

SCS Victorian Bushfire Appeal

The Victorian Brushfires in Australia last month was simply devastating. Wild brushfires are truly frightening and deadly. Our hearts were moved at the stories of heroism and community efforts that came together in the aftermath of such destruction.

The stamping world is a close community bonded through the web in international friendship and fellowship. You can view the stamp community hard at work to help our Austrailian friends affected by the Victoria Brushfire through an amazing collaboration of warm friendship at Splitcoaststampers. Please go check out the SCS Victorian Brushfire Appeal and see how you can help. Reffered to as a "non-raffle", all contributions will be made to the Australian Red Cross. Those who donate will be eligible to win some amazing prizes. You will have until March 25th to make your donation. You can view the non-prize raffle gallery to see the generous and creative donations by many in companies and individuals in the stamp community.

Spread the word. Thank you for opening your hearts!
Daisy & Joy

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Special Invitation

My sister-in-law, Alisa, is one of my heros! She's our family rock and "go to" gal. She's always the first one up at Christmas morning and gets everyone really excited. My kids usually stay with her when I have to go to a convention or trade show. She is very active in my girls' life. Alisa has two wonderful college-aged kids. Jeanelle and Michael are great cousins and role-models for my kids. Alisa was diagnosed with cancer last fall. She found out the cancer was Stage 4 so immediately went through chemo from Oct-Dec. Then late January she started radiation. She's been everyday since then and she has 4 more days of radiation to go. She decided to celebrate life with her lifelong friends who have helped her through all this. Alisa decided that there would be nothing more fun than inviting her girlfriends to a day at Disneyland and a special lunch at Club 33 to celebrate life. She asked me to make her some special invitations for this special occasion.

I really like the gate fold look and of course my Cuttlebug. I reached for the Textile Texture embossing folder to add dimension. I smeared some ink on top of the embossed cardstock for more texture. I went find some clip art and found the Club 33 logo that I printed on transparency sheets. I let the transparency sheets dry overnight just make sure it was not wet and would not smear. I used some Chatterbox paper that had a bit of an art deco feel to it. I just needed a little to back the logo. I also used the same paper on the backside to look like panels. I used the Basic Grey magnetic snaps to keep the card closed so that the recipient could just use the bit of ribbon like a tab to open and close the card. I love these snaps. They really come in handy, are small, and not bulky. I left it blank so that Alisa could create and print out the invite she wanted for her friends.

I knew that the invitation did not need to say much but wanted to create something elegant to capture the special occasion at a very special place. The gate fold card creates a door that opens up to a fun reveal.

Have a great time, Alisa! You deserve a special day with friends to celebrate life!


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Bind it All Machine Special Offer

For a limited time or while supplies last, eclectic Paperie is offering a free Bind it All bag with every purchase of a Bind It All($74.99) machine. The bag itself is a $29.99 value. It's yours free with a purchase of a Bind It All Machine. It's the perfect fit and storage solution for this useful machine. Use the Bind It All for school projects like reports and keeping school artwork together; Girl Scout projects; and binding all the Christmas cards/Birthday Cards that you receive every year. If you need some Bind It All project ideas, you can also visit, the Bind It All Blog. Please enter FREEBAG in the comments section of your order.