Sunday, February 28, 2010

{New Bo Bunny Coming Soon}

As promised here is the slideshow for all the goodies coming from BoBunny. These are just beautiful and fun. An awesome new outdoor/camping line will be great for all the those Boy Scout and Girl Scout camping trips and more. Oh and then we have our all time favorite Mama-razzi we did some pre-sales on this one and OMG people were buying 2-4 sheets of each paper plus. Everyone has high hopes for projects with this line. My personal favorite is Jazmyne probably because I love purple. Just so feminine looking.


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Saturday, February 27, 2010

{New Basic Grey Coming Soon}

I am pretty proud of myself. I think I have gotten pretty good with this whole slide show thing. It seems to be the best way to showcase the new lines coming in. I will be putting up Bo Bunny tomorrow. I have put together all the Basic Grey pictures for Kioshi and Green at Heart. We are hoping it will ship the first of the week. It has already been delayed once. I will call first thing Monday and confirm shipment. I know many of you have visited the store and have already seen the papers in person and placed your pre-orders. I have to say it really helps knowing how much to order. Thanks!
We have just posted the Basic Grey Card Classes for Kioshi and Green at Heart. We will offer each class twice, once in March and once in April. man they are filling up fast. We may have to order more again. Last month we ended up with 48 people for Sugar Rush. It was pretty exciting.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

{Lush from My Minds Eye}

Coming to Cherry Blossom Studio next week is a beautiful new line from My Minds Eye called Lush. There are 6 beautiful color pallettes to choose from. There are papers, ribbon, bling, brads and more...

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

{Copic Color Club Coming Soon}

This is in the beginning planning stages. However, we have had a HUGE number of requests on how someone can start collecting the Copic's in a fashion that helps them decide the colors they should buy each time. Basically, each month we will provide a color list for that month. Then by the fifth of each month you will signup for the club and provide color changes if needed.( please understand all colors in the set will be used in the mini class so do not swap a color if you do not have one) You will need the colors in each monthly set. The club will meet the same day and time each month so you have the ability to plan. Each club meeting will be approximately an hour and a half.
We are still working out some of the details. You will get the mini class FREE each month when you pay for that months set of markers. The MSRP set by the manufacturer is $6.49. We will be offering a discount on the monthly set of markers by offering the 10 markers each month at $55.17 which is includes a 15% discount.

Watch for further details as we are hoping to start this program March 1st.
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Sunday, February 21, 2010

{Kokouyo in Stock}

We received our restock of Kokuyo last week and might I say it is flying out of the store. Although we received 300 of the orginal size we will have to place another order soon so we do not run out. That is just amazing. We just love this stuff. It sticks so well and with two sizes to choose from in the Dot Liner how can it get any better you ask...

Well effective wiith my next shipment Kokuyo has improved the long refill. It will begin coming in 36 meters vs. 26 meters. Which is a difference of 120 feet vs 85 feet. That is another 35 feet of adhesive. The fact they just raised prices last week does not make this new refill any higher. All those who love the ATG because it has 120 feet of adhesive and you hate running out so quickly and this can be your answer to the common complaint of the ATG is just so big and cumbersome.
As soon as we receive our next shipment we will begin shipping and stocking the new improved 120 foot refill. Tah dah it just got better.....

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

{Have to share+ Kokuyo Update}

This is totally off topic. I finally got my treadmill from Christmas and got it set up. I also got an I fit card for it as well. It changes the programming automatically for an 8 week workout. Then you can get different cards as you get stronger. So, I did my first workout tonight. Since it was doing much higher speeds than I normally would do I was dying by the first 5 minutes. I was determined to make it the whole 20 minutes. By golly I did it. Man, was I dragging and my legs were like jello when I got off but regardless I did it. It is only one day in a long journey. I am determined to buy an adorable cocktail dress for our Cruise on the Oasis in October.
Wish me Luck!!!

Also, Kokuyo is scheduled to arrive by Federal Express Friday. All orders that have the original refill will be mailed on Friday.

Don't forget to check out the Cruise aboard the Oasis with Donna Downey and Angela from Unity stamps. We are looking into adding 1 more celeb teacher. Pricing for this cruise is unbelievable.

If you are unable to join us for this cruise but are wanting to cruise anywhere else, please contact me as I am also a Travel Agent and can book any Cruise, All Inclusive and any other travel needs.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

{Kokuyo Price Increase}

This is the kind of post I hate to do. I was notified today that effective immediately the price of Kokuyo is increasing. Effective upon receipt of our next order the prices will be increased to represent the new cost we will be paying. We were advised this is being based on the weakening cost of the US dollar. Since this is a product that is manufactured and distributed from Japan it effects the pricing.
While I announced earlier we are sold out of the small refill it may be a good time to stock up on the Red Power and Dot Liner Long before the price increase goes into effect. Of course be assured when the US dollar strengthens and the decrease the price down that reduction will be passed back to you as well.

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{Paper Loft Collections in store and KOKUYO update and}

We have received our first show shipment today. 3 wonderful collections from The Paper Loft!

If you have been waiting for papers to do those great pics of your son as a teenager or your hubby now you have a beautiful selection of papers for some of your more masculine pages. The Morning Rain Collection is just so calming to look at with its blues, reds and yellows.

Samples of Old Town Tavern.





Few Samples Of Morning Rain





A few Samples of Dude



Stop in Soon and pickup this great Collection.

KOKUYO UPDATE and TIP
First I wanted to start with an update. We just sold out of the Kokuyo Original refills. We still have some machines and have tons and I do not mean 6 or 9 of the Red and Dot Liner Long. As of today we have 30-75 of each still, of the other models. We have been trying to make sure to order before we run out but we have just had a huge rush of purchases this last couple weeks.

We have a shipment of 300 of small refills alone arriving next week to hold us.
TIP: Kokuyo refills CANNOT be used without the proper dispenser!
Thanks to all those BLOG readers out there who have been ordering boat loads of the Kokuyo. We want to extend a special Thank You for supporting our store! You are as much a part of our Cherry Blossom family as our in store guests.
Michelle

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

{New Classes being added}

We have begun adding all new classes to the schedule.

This adorable box will make a perfect gift or beautiful box to hold cards all those cards you make or put a small gift in side. The sample box is at the store. This class has to be closed out on the 18th which is 10 days prior to the class so do not delay.

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We also have this adorable book to put all those Valentines Days pictures in. This class will also be closed out early in order to give time to receive the product in.
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Including a beginners class. This will be offered in the morning and the evening each month. We will continue to offer the one on one as requested.
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We have a wonderful 2 page layout along with 2 cards using all your extras. Never have a wasted piece of paper or embellishment again.

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We have also placed on the schedule Photography DSLR 103 and Photoshop 103.
The January Basic Grey classes were so popular that we have added 24 more spots/kits available in February on the schedule. Please make sure to click the correct button to tell us whether it is a Class spot or a Kit you are wanting when you register on the website.
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The Basic Grey new page of the month starts in March as well. This year it is not All about Me it will be random pages using new lines throughout the year. Here is a peak into the March one. Ashley will have some tricks up her sleeve each month to help you use some of your left overs we never know quite what to do with. That will be a surprise each month and will not be pictured.

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The March Great Impressions Stamp of the month is just beautiful.

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We are also taking preorders on the new Basic Grey coming in this month. I want to make sure we have enough. The last 2 lines we sold out of the paper, page kits so fast this will give me a chance to add more if needed so that everyone has a chance to to in on the new goodies. We also added the card kits for the new lines as well.
The preorders are located in the events area as well. Along with all the new Donna Downey Kits that are suppose to ship on the 15th. They are just beautiful in person. We have 12 of every kit coming and since there is only 200 being produced Nationwide once they are gone they are gone. Here is a pic of a one layout, ATC and banner. There are more on the website under events. These new kits even include necessary paints.

DONNA DOWNEY SAMPLES
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Thursday, February 4, 2010

{350 Project-Found this on Heidi Swapp's Facebook}

I found this on Heidi Swapp's Facebook page and tught it was pretty cool. I thought I would share it woth everyone. This can apply to any business not just scrapbooking.

Website:http://the350project.netCompany Overview:Welcome to the official Facebook home of The 350 Project!

The 3/50 Project supports independent, locally owned businesses by inspiring consumer loyalty to the storefronts that directly fund their communities.

Think of three businesses you'd miss if they went away. Stop in. Say hello. Pick up a little something that makes you smile. That's what keeps them around, after all.

Pick 3. Spend 50. Save your local economy.

For more information, please visit The350Project.net.

Mission:• To promote and strengthen brick and mortar businesses owned by people in the community

• To thank consumers for their patronage

• To expand local revenue streams by showing how a small dollar amount can translate into enormous financial stability

• To shine a light on the stark contrast between what a locally owned brick and mortar business contributes to the local economy and the paltry amount big boxes, franchises, chains, and internet purchases make

• To save the local economy...three stores at a timeProducts:***Note***
Please do not use The 3/50 Project Facebook page to advertise products/services OR to promote companies to our participants. Posts that do so will be removed at our discretion, since The 3/50 Project is not intended to be a vehicle for third party advertising. Thank you!

The 3/50 Project ® © Cinda Baxter, 2010. All rights reserved.



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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

{Basic Grey Designer Cardstock}

Since using some of the Basic grey Designer Cardstock in some of the card classes people have been asking about it. It seems Basic Grey is out of stock on more than half the packs and are not getting more in. However, we managed to order 3 different versions. Happy, Crude and Fresh. These will be available on a limited basis and will be offered for presale on the website under events later today. If you want to be guaranteed one of these packs jump on it.

FRESH

CRUDE


HAPPY


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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

{Pink Paislee at CHA}



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{Paper Loft and Beginner Classes Coming}

While at the show I had an opportunity to spend some time with Marsha from Paper Loft. It is like meeting up with an old friend. She is an amazing lady who is so uplifting and motivating.

We will begin our new Beginners classes using the amazing versatile new lines from Paper Loft. We will offer 2 classes per month and each class will offer a different layout option. If you or anyone you know are interested in beginning a scrapbookers journey, this is the place to start. We also offer one on one sessions as well. You can contact the store for details.

These lines will be available in the store mid next week.




The first 5 Cricut A to Z DVD's are spoken for and are at the store. We have 5 more coming. If you are interested call the store ASAP and reserve yours.



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{Cruise with Unity Stamp and Donna Downey}

Our rates are only locked in until March 26,2010. If you are seriously thinking of going get your deposits in. It only requires $250 per person or $500 per cabin. I have been told this cruise is expected to be full. The balance is not due until the end of July. This way you are guaranteed you have the stateroom of your choice.
Attendees will receive a Limited Edition stamp set designed by Donna and Angela. This is one of many goodies you will be receiving in your goody bags.







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