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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

T'was the Day Before Tim's 12 Tags

Been reading about all the excitement and buzz about the annual 12 Tags of Christmas by Tim Holtz. Can you believe this will be the 5th year? It gets bigger every year. Looks like there may be lots of new and interactive features for 2011. Here is poem that is reposted from 2009:

T'was the night before Tim's Tags of Christmas
When all through the Web
Every stamper was stirring in wake of this fun event!
With Distress Inks and Blending Tools ready to go,
Just a wondering which stamps Tim Holtz will show.
With #8 Tags and the Must Have Craft Sheet 
awaiting Day 1,
Every stamper in town is getting anxious for some 
Tim Holtz Christmas fun.
So Stamp away, stamp away, stamp away all,
For Tim Holtz Tags of Christmas
 will keep you from the busy mall.                
                                       -By Daisy Sparks (2009)

You never know what Tim will use to create his seasonal tags. Here are some basic supplies you might want to have on hand in preparation to stamp along with Tim and his 12 Tags of Christmas:

  • Craft Sheet
  • Distress Inks
  • Distress Stains
  • Blending Tools
  • Glossy Accents
  • Distress Stickles 
  • Alcohol Inks
  • Crackle Paint, especially Rock Candy. 
  • Paint Dabbers
  • Perfect Pearls & Perfect Pearls Mist
  • idea-ology embellishments & Paper Stash
  • Grungepaper & Core'dinations Cardstock
  • Alterations Dies
  • Your favorite Tim Holtz Stamps
  • And some tags to practice and create some artful tags

The tag pictured is one of my favorites from the Day 10 of the 2009 12 Days of Christmas. 

Get your friends together to pool your supplies and resources. Make a stamp date to enjoy some holiday cheer with friends during the 12 Tags of Christmas hosted by Tim Holtz.
Here's a coupon code to enjoy during a variety of 12 Days of Christmas events: madabout12. This coupon code (min $10 purchase) will be good until December 31st. You can use it as many times as you need between now and the end of the year to shop at eclectic Paperie. 

Get your Christmas on!


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Monday, November 28, 2011

Happy Shopping

Check out our newsletter, the eclectic Expose, to read about our year end inventory sale, some new products that arrived, and a coupon code for today.

Happy Monday!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Be Merry, Winners!

I think Santa's elves highjacked my schedule the last couple of days. They are so excited and busy getting ready for the season!

Congratulations to the following 3 winners of the E-Team Be Merry Blog hop:

From Sherry Cheever's Blog Blog: 

 From Linda Duke's Blog:

From Starla Nelson's Blog

Please email with your snail mail addy. You have until Nov 30th to claim your prize.

The E-Team and I are so thankful for the time you took to visit each of the E-Team blogs. The comments you left were filled with kindness and cheer. The feedback really helps to keep the E-Team pushing their creative limits and thinking out of the box with all the tools that they have.

I think from all the comments left on the eP Blog, Pumpkin Pie seems to be the hands down winner for favorite Thanksgiving dessert. Loved reading about the memories and people attached some of these favorite sweets, too.

The winner from the eP Blog is:

Hope your weekend is filled with lots of fun and excitement to lead up to a great Turkey Day. Nothing better than spending time cooking and eating with family and friends. Hope you also find some time to get a little inky. The E-Team sure provided lots of ideas and inspiration for some holiday paper crafts.

Be Merry!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Blog Hop: Part 3 - Be Merry!

Only 9 days until it's Turkey Day.
Only 40 sleeps until Santa arrives!
It's the most wonderful season of all!

Time for a fun new blog hop from The E-Team. This is Part 3 of our Seasonal Tag & ATC series we are calling BE MERRY! I asked the lovely E-Team ladies to create both a card and ATC using any of their favorite holiday stamp sets, papers, and embellishments. Wait until you see the variety in holiday creations that the E-Team came up with. There is sure to be something for everyone. I can't wait till you see each and every one of the Be Merry projects. You will want to get inky after you see some of them.

  • Visit each of the E-Team members and leave them some feedback about their Be Merry creation.
  • We will randomly choose 3 winners from 3 E-Team blog participant to win an eP box full of holiday themed goodies such as stamps, embellishments and papers. 
  • Then leave a comment here on the eP blog for a chance to win 1 of 2 $20 eclectic Paperie gift vouchers. Tell me what is your favorite Thanksgiving dessert. 
  • You have from today until Nov 17th to leave comments.
  • All winners will be posted on the eP blog on Friday, Nov 18th.

I love the winter holiday season and all the fun that comes with it. Paper crafters go into high gear and all kinds of creations are shared through the Web. Take a break, grab a hot cup of something delicious and a snack. Come see what the E-Team created. I hope you enjoy this Be Merry E-Team Blog Hop.

Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

For the Love of Starbucks Winners

So happy to see that you all enjoyed the fun E-Team Blog Hop featuring one of our favorite guilty pleasures (or daily must have)...Starbucks. The E-Team appreciated the time you took to visit their blogs and leave comments for them.

Before I get to some winners, thought I would show you a quick photo of the 1st Starbucks location which is located at Pike's Place Market in Seattle, Washington. My family and I went up to Seattle for a wedding last summer so I insisted we visit the iconic place where it all started. The Starbucks at Pike's Place is the only Starbucks that has the original brown logo with the original mermaid art. It's quite small but cozy and very historical. There are gift cards that are exclusive to this location as well as some other fun collectible mugs for the Starbucks collector. That's my youngest daughter taking a peak at the Barista's working away in the original location. Our visit made for some fun memories.

Congratulations to the following lucky readers. You've won a $20 gift voucher to shop at eclectic Paperie. Please email you name to to claim your fun prize.

From Micki's Blog

From Latrice's Blog

From Linda Ledbetter's Blog

You have until the next blog hop to claim your prize.

Don't forget that this blog hop was also an eclectic Challenge issued to you. You have to incorporate some of the new Seasonal Distress Ink Colors and get a little inspiration form Starbucks. The challenge winner will receive a $10 Starbucks gift card along with a box full of eclectic Paperie goodies.  You have until Nov 13th to upload your creation HERE.

Happy November!