Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
This show had a lot of influence on our most recent launch. The recipe cards are something we have wanted to introduce for forever and with the show coming up we thought it was perfect timing!
We have been getting some questions about the show, so we thought we'd answer them here! We will be bringing everything from our web shop to the show! All the journaling tags, stamps, note flats, recipe cards, etc. If you are traveling, we will be offering to ship your purchase, for a flat rate, directly to your house on the date you specify so you won't have to pack it in your suitcase! My cousin will be helping me at the show and I will be there, too! Please make sure you introduce yourself, there will be a little extra something for our blog readers, plus I would be super thrilled to meet our blog readers and online customers!
It's going to be a crafty weekend :)
p.s. For those who can't make it to the show, no worries! All the tutorial handouts will be available for free download here in June + we'll have something special on the blog for you while we are gone!
p.p.s. the flower pots pictured above use our new Granny's Doily Journaling Tags - it was my mom's idea and she made them!!
Monday, April 20, 2009
We have two new lines: Whale of a Time and Pocket Full of Posies
The Pocket Full of Posies line even has larger note sheets to use around the house or for a lot of journaling.
We got a little crazy and added seven more sets of the vintage flashcards! There are some for spring, summer, babies, gardening, etc.!
A couple things not pictured above: The baby items now come in green and purple and all the baby circles have been redesigned to include more phrases! We have also added 8 more clear stamps and a couple more note flat designs!
There's lots to see and we hope you all enjoy the new designs - thank you so, so much for your super sweet compliments in the last post! We read every single one and they mean the world to us!!
Huge thank you to everyone who stopped by! Love you all!
ps. If you are looking for the items in our etsy shop, they will be there soon! We'll be adding the new items to our etsy shop over the next couple of days.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below or email us with the subject "Super Sneak Peek Giveaway Entry". We'll be picking four winners and each will get to choose four items from the shop on Monday, April 20th for their prize!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
We want to wish everyone a joyful one, filled with of lots of fun! We will be celebrating with family and friends… I can’t wait! We usually have a delicious dinner after church followed by an egg hunt. We are hoping the rain stops just in time for that :)
Sorry for the lack of posts lately! We have been knee deep in paper getting everything ready for the big launch! I am so excited to finally be able to announce a date…
We have some very exciting things going on with this launch on April 20th and we can’t wait to share and show it all! There will be two fun and full new lines with a ton of coordinating tags, stamps, note flats, etc. Plus, we have some new 365 tags that are perfect for your 365 project, TONS more stamps (including little ones that line up with a punch so they can be easily stamped and punched out) and MORE! We can’t spill all the beans in one post, but we will leave you with a sneak peek picture here:
Check back on the 13th for a fun project from our guest designer of the month, Martha Bonneau, and a super sneak peak giveaway on the 18th!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Paper Tales was a dream that became a reality for Michelle and a group of her friends. They all shared a similar frustration due to the lack of paper craft stores and crafty places to "hang out" in the central San Diego area. Michelle had been teaching scrapbooking and card making classes at two local stores until they closed down. Determined to open a store of her own, she bought their fixtures and stored them in her garage until she could find the right location to open a shop. It took about a year to find the right store front and put a business plan together, but finally she and her friends opened "their dream paper craft boutique" on May 1, 2008. Now, almost a year later, they can't imagine their lives before Paper Tales! They pack quite a bit into a 900 square foot space. Paper craft supplies, rubber stamps and inks, encaustic wax, needle felting supplies and more. Vintage finds are another specialty of theirs. Old flash cards, ribbon, seam binding, buttons, milk caps and much more! They are also lucky to have local artists offer their hand-embroidered clothing, jewelry, felt and canvas art to sell. Classes are an important element of the store. Customers love the relaxed, welcoming feel of the boutique. Paper Tales even has a "Shabby Chic" sofa and a small table and coloring books for the kids.
Every month we will be highlighting one of our retailers who has a store special just for you! If you are a retailer of Elle's Studio products and would like to be featured, please email us (we have one spot open for 2009).
Saturday, April 4, 2009
We love how they both used the My Dear Cut Outs on their layouts - so cute ladies! Each of you get to pick two items from the shop, email me your choices and we'll get them out asap!
Thanks to everyone who entered! Keep them coming, the next round starts now! And, if you need some inspiration make sure you browse the flickr gallery, too. It is full of awesome projects!
Sorry I haven't been updating much :( We have been super busy getting all the new items ready for our next launch! And, we have also been getting ready for the upcoming shows. There are so many decisions to make. The last two days we have been going back and forth between Slatwall and Gridwall... and now we just found out they make a Slat-Gridwall, LOL!
We'll be making the new launch date announcement in the next couple of days and even have a sneak peek to share with you! In the meantime, I've put together another "Sunday, Love It!" list! These are fun!! Please feel free to post links to items you love in the comment section!
And, last but not least! This little cutie needs a good home! Just look at that face! This little owl is from skunkboycreature!
I hope everyone has a happy Sunday!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Thank you so much, Martha - we love your work!!