Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy Year End Inventory Sale!

We are clearing out our shelves to make way for lots of new products. You can read our latest newsletter, HERE and check out all the details.

Wishing you all a safe and happy New Year's weekend! Happy 2011!

-Daisy

Friday, December 17, 2010

Twinery & Goodies go to....

  1. CuddlyBunny
  2. Sherry Goodloe
  3. OkieNurse - Vickie Doswell
Congratulations on winning some yummy Twinery.  You will also be receiving some fun "brown paper" goodies to decorate yourself along with some more eclectic Paperie surprises. Please email your snail mail address to info@eclecticpaperie.com


Thank you to everyone who blog hopped with The E-Team. Your comments are much appreciated and motivate us as we work on our next blog hop. 

Wishing you lots of Christmas Cheer!
-Daisy

PS. I am working on putting together some special eclectic Paperie offerings. Will send more info through our newsletter so make sure you are signed up to receive the sale news first.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New E-Team Blog Hop: Tied Up With String

"Brown paper packages, tied up with string...." this blog hop brings some of my favorite things. It's that time of year where wrapping up special gifts for special people is part of the holiday fun. We are always interested in finding new and creative ways to pack up our carefully chosen presents. I sent some of the yummy Twinery, and an assortment of kraft bags to the E-Team to challenge them to create some kind of wonderful packaging for gift giving. 


For more blog hop fun, eclectic Paperie is going to choose three (3) winners who will each receive several colors of Twinery, an assortment of kraft & glassine bags, plus some other paper craft surprises. To be eligible, simply visit a participating blog listed and publish a comment!  Each blog listed will accept comments for the next 48 hours, starting at 8am(EST) today! One comment per person per blog, please!  Three winners will be chosen and posted here on the eclectic Paperie blog on Friday, Dec 17th.

Wishing you lots of holiday magic this week!
-Daisy
www.eclecticpaperie.com

Friday, December 3, 2010

It's Box-a-licious! Blog Hop Winners are....

WWILLOWW  and  Mary Harris

Congratulations! Please email me your choice of which size Configurations you would like. I'm sending you some extra goodies to enjoy, too. Email your snail mail info and address to daisy@eclecticpaperie.com


WOW you all gave us great feedback for this awesome blog hop! The E-Team is overwhelmed and humbled by all the wonderful comments you left on their individual blogs. They are already preparing for another blog hop that we scheduled in the next couple weeks.

Happy December! Get your Christmas Spirit On!
-Daisy

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New E-Team Blog Hop: It's Box-a-licious!

 
We are excited to bring you a new blog hop that features little boxes. The E-Team has been creating some more art to share with the new Tim Holtz Configurations
 
Looking up the words configuration and box resulted in the following definitions:

con·fig·u·ra·tion n.
a. Arrangement of parts or elements.
b. The form, as of a figure, determined by the arrangement of its parts or elements.


box  n.
a. A container typically constructed with four sides perpendicular to the base and often having a lid or cover.
b. The amount or quantity that such a container can hold.
2. A square or rectangle:

Seems pretty self-explanatory and geometric, right? Well, I sent a variety of Tim Holtz Idea-ology Configurations to the E-Team and challenged them to literally think out of the box in order to create something with these fun boxes.  They have really outdone themselves and wait till you see what they have created!
 
To add to the blog hop fun, eclectic Paperie is going to choose two winners who will each receive a Configurations of his/her choice plus lots of paper crafting goodies to enjoy with it. To be eligible, simply visit a participating blog listed and publish a comment.  Each blog listed above will accept comments for the next 48 hours, starting at 8am(EST) today! One comment per person per blog, please!  Two winners will be chosen and posted on the eclectic Paperie blog on Friday, Dec 3rd.


   

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Turkey Weekend!

You can read the latest eclectic Expose' to view our Thanksgiving weekend sales, including a special offer on The Vagabond electric machine.


Wishing you lots of family, friends, food, & football this weekend!
-Daisy

Monday, November 22, 2010

Darcies Blog Hop Winner is...


Congratulations! Sylvia, email me your snail mail addy to daisy@eclecticpaperie.com. You will be receiving your own Cardinal Ornament stamp set plus some few other goodies for you to enjoy.

Happy Monday!
Daisy

Monday, November 15, 2010

A New E-Team Blog Hop with Darcie's



Happy Monday!


When I saw the new Darcie's designs at CHA this past summer, I knew that their updated and fabulous new look was going to be the right fit for the eclectic Paperie product mix. A little shabby, a little vintage and a whole lot of fun, Darcie's has some beautiful new designs to use for your paper crafts. 



Darcie was actually in town over the weekend and I got to visit with her at the Carson Stamp Show. It was great timing. The Darcie's booth was loaded with beautiful samples. Darcie has been in the crafting world for almost 25 years. She has continued to evolve and create some wonderful stamp lines for the paper crafting world. 

I challenged the E-Team to use these new Darcie's stamps and shadow boxes to create some special projects. Check out some artful projects the E-Team has created for this Darcie's Blog Hop. Leave them a little love for their finished project. Then come back here are leave a comment about some of your favorite projects from The E-Team. I'll pick a winner by Wednesday evening to win a Charming Darcie's stamp set.



Special Guest: Darcie Heater



Have a great week!
-Daisy









Monday, November 1, 2010

Winner of E-Team Meets Suzi Blu Blog Hop

Happy Day after Halloween! I have treat for Christine!


Congratulations, Christine! We are going to send you the Creative Girl Suzi Blu stamp plus some other fun goodies.  Christine, email info@eclecticpaperie.com with your snail mail address and information.

Thank you all for your comments about Suzi's stamp collection and The E-Team creations. Thank you for visiting the E-Team members individually and leaving them some love, too. It means a lot to all of us.

Wishing you all a great week!
-Daisy

Friday, October 29, 2010

THE E-Team Meets Suzi Blu

Happy Last Friday in October!  So excited to share a new Blog Hop today with The E-Team. We also have a Special Guest joining The E-Team and it's Suzi Blu!

When I saw these new Unity co-branded stamps at CHA this past summer, I knew they were something different, something oh-so-cool, and something exciting! I couldn't wait to get some into the hands of The E-Team and see what they could do with them. The Suzi Blu stamps are made by Unity and the come as a single stamp. The details are amazing and made possible by wonderful Unity rubber.

We all wanted to get to know Suzi Blu a little better so we asked her some questions.  Here is a sampling:


Question: What is favorite snack when you are creating?

Suzi Answered: Hot chocolate with marshmallows. (vegan marshmallows!)


You can read and learn more about Suzi by visiting The E-Team today. They each have a Suzi Q&A. The ladies also each have a creation to share that they created using a Suzi Blu stamp.


Suzi Blu, Special Guest










You can view the Suzi Blu stamp collection HERE. Come back to the eP Blog and leave a comment about which Suzi Blu stamp is your favorite and why. You have from today, October 29th until Halloween, Sunday Oct 31st at midnight to leave a comment. I'll pick a winner and you'll get a treat. Winner will receive the Suzi Blu stamp set she listed plus some other Unity stamp goodies.

Discover Suzi Blu and "feed your creativity"!
-Daisy

Monday, October 18, 2010

And the winner is....


Congratulations, Sandra! Please email me your snail mail addy to info@eclecticpaperie.com You will be receiving your own Paper Rosette die, the newest Distress Stickles colors and some other few surprises that my kids have picked out for you.

It was really wonderful to read all the comments in regards to how you all felt about paper rosette creations that The E-Team shared in this blog hop. They truly are a talented group and I appreciate you taking the time to peruse their blogs and giving them a little love.

Our next blog hop is going to a fun one. We are really excited. We have a surprise guest so it's gonna be filled with fun!

Happy Monday!
-Daisy
"feed your creativity" at www.eclecticpaperie.com

Friday, October 15, 2010

Operation Got Paper Rosette?

Happy October!

I challenged The E-Team a couple weeks ago after they all received one of the hottest new dies around, the Paper Rosette from the Tim Holtz Alterations collection by Sizzix/Ellison. This is a thin die and you may need some extra plates to help your get it through die cutting machine.  
 
Please visit The E-Team to see what they have created. Then come back to the eclectic Paperie blog and let me know about some of your favorites. Leave a post and I will be choosing a random winner who will receive the 12 newest Distress Stickles plus your own Paper Rosette Die. Plus, you never know what kind of surprise I may throw in the box. It's the eclectic Paperie way.




Wishing you a great weekend!

-Daisy 
www.eclecticpaperie.com
"feed your creativity"

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Stock for the Holidays Sale

Are you ready for some holiday paper crafting? Thought about your holidays cards? We have lots of categories on sale to help you save a little yet enjoy some new creative tools, stamps, and embellishments. Check out all of the sale items as featured in our current newsletter, the eclectic Expose.

Happy Shopping!
Daisy

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pre-orders & More new Product Announcements

Check out the latest eclectic Expose for detailed information about Pre-orders for the new Tim Holtz Vagabond machine, Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist and more. Crafty Secrets stamps and vintage postcard sets have also found their way into the eP product mix. You can read about it in our weekly newsletter HERE.

Operation Write Home Blog Hop Winners are....

#19 comment is NIKKA GEERS. Please email your mailing information to info@eclecticpaperie.com. You will be receiving Hero Arts Magical Background stamp.

Two winners were chosen from the eclectic Paperie Flickr group. There were some fantastic projects posted on the eP Flickr group for the Operation Write Home challenge. Congratulations to Sandy & Seongsook! You both will be receiving a fun surprise box form eclectic Paperie filled to brim with stamps, embellishments and more paper crafting goodies. Please email your mailing information to info@eclecticpaperie.com

Thanks to everyone for supporting Operation Write Home(OWH). Keep creating and sending your handmade cards to OWH!

Cheers to you & OWH!
Daisy

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The E-Team is hosting a Birthday Bash to Celebrate Operation Write Home


The E-Team is very excited to host a final birthday bash to celebrate Operation Write Home. 




THE CARD & STAMPS 

Here's my card for this birthday bash. Knowing I wanted to make multiple cards in one sitting, I went for plain white cardstock and decided to use one ink color. I needed simple and did not want to spend time coloring. I chose this outline Unity stamp design because it felt like the right one to use. I had to remember that I was making cards to send to our military overseas so that they would have a card to send back home to their loved ones. Can't you just picture a soldier using this card to write to his/her sweetheart? Instead of using colored cardstock or designer paper for a mat, I reached for a Hero Arts large cling mount stamp. The Hero Arts large cling mount stamps cover an entire A2 size cardfront. I chose a design that would go with the single Unity design and knew it would look good with one color.

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE RIGHT TOOLS

Having the right tools really does make a difference in being able to accomplish the task. The new Fiskars 9" trimmer is really made for cardmakers. It has a wire cut line to help guide you. I simply cut my cardstock in half so I could get two cards per 1 sheet of 8-1/2 x 11 cardstock.

The Scor-Buddy if the perfect size for cardmakers, too, and oh so cute. There are notches to help you with folds and also comes with it's bone folder which makes for perfect creases.

When inking up a large surface like the front of an entire card front, the best way I have found to do so is to ink the stamp, then place your cardstock on top of the stamp. Laying a piece of scrap paper on top of the cardstock will help prevent any smudges. Another big tip I've learned, use a brayer to get an even stamped image.




Next I reached for my Fiskars Stamp Press. It really helps you get that even stamped image. Two of its best features, 1) there are gridlines and 2) It has 4 corners sponged feet you can actually lay it over your cardstock to help figure out where to stamp your image....and press to stamp.



Another tip I have learned is to use specific Copic Colors for helping to "ground" your image...so it's not just floating.


Just to add some dimension without adding bulk, I reached for my Craft Pick and Tim Holtz Ruler. The paper piercing echoed the Magical Background Hero Arts stamp( this background stamp can be so versatile).



Having the right tools can really help with it comes to creating and assembling cards in mass production mode. I did add some red for some color. Some ribbon attached with mini staples from the Tiny Attacher and it was a simple card, easy to duplicate for multiples, and one that I am sending off to Operation Write Home.


Please join The E-Team in creating and sending cards to Operation Write Home. You can read about the Operation Write Home guidelines HERE.

Visit the E-Team to get more tips and tricks creating multiple cards. Everyone has a sample and some helpful hints when it comes to cardmaking.
Visit each blog, leave a comment and you'll get a chance to win some paper crafting goodies. Upload your card creation to eclectic Paperie Flickr Group by Sunday, Oct 3rd for a  chance to win 1 of 2 eclectic Paperie box of goodies. 

eclectic Paperie has a special coupon code to offer some savings in order to stock up on favorite tools, papers, stamps, and all things paper crafts. Use coupon code OWHCARDS and you will receive 10% off your entire order (min $10 order) at eclectic Paperie. The coupon code is good Saturday, September 25th thru Sunday October 3rd. Yes, the coupon code is good through World Card Making day!


Leave a comment here and you can win the Hero Arts Magical Background stamp plus some extra Hero Arts ribbons.


Happy Birthday, Operation Write Home!
-Daisy
"feed your creativity" at www.eclecticpaperie.com

Monday, September 20, 2010

New Tim Holtz Alterations(Sizzix) Seasonal Dies have Arrived

Lots of new products have arrived at eclectic Paperie. New Lawn Fawn & Unity stamp releases featured, too. You can read all about it in the eclectic Expose'.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Introducing the eclectic Paperie Blog Team





Are you ready to take a ride?  An E-Ticket Ride?  It’s eclectic and will be a fun journey. 





The following group of talented paper crafters make up the new eclectic Paperie Blog Team - AKA The E-Team:










Make sure you click on the Designers’ names so you can visit their blogs to see what favorite techniques they posted today.  It’s a small glimpse of what to expect from the E-Team including different styles, use of a variety of products and paper crafting skills .  


Join me in Congratulating the new E-Team. Are you ready for an adventure?


-Daisy
"feed your creativity"
at www.eclecticpaperie.com


Monday, August 23, 2010

Newsletter: My Favorite CHA finds, Part 2

New products available this week:
  • Viva Decor Pearl & Gloss Pens plus new product video
  • Hero Arts Holiday 2010: Jingle All the Way
  • New 6x6 paper pad designs from Imaginicsce and Cosmo Cricket
Read more about these products in this week's eclectic Expose'.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Come Stamp with me in Texas!

Ready to have some stamping fun...Texas style?

eclectic Paperie has always been an avid supporter and cheerleader of Stamping Around.  Kim and Julie are excited about finding a great location, Garret Creek Ranch which is located in Paradise, Texas. They asked me to come out to teach so I'll be there. I couldn't be more excited to actually get to attend a Stamping Around event. There are some other fabulous gals coming to teach, too. You can check out the Stamping Around site for all the details.

Looks like a great place to gather some stampin' friends and enjoy a weekend getaway in late September. Come stamp with me in Texas!

Giddy-up!
     - Daisy



Friday, August 20, 2010

Lots of New Products Rolling In!

Feels a little like Christmas around here. Helps me to think about cooler weather, too. Lots of new CHA products have arrived at eclectic Paperie. New yummy goodies are ready for you. Here is what is now available:


BACK IN STOCK: iRock Tool & Scor-Buddy are back in stock

Happy Shopping!
Daisy


Monday, August 16, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Everything Including a Kitschy Kitchen

Happy Friday!

Lots of new product information and sales featured in this week's newsletter. Meet our featured eclectic Friend, too. You can view the eclectic Expose' HERE.



Have a great weekend!
Daisy


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Pre-Orders for New Stampers Anonymous Stamp Collections

Happy July! Hope your summer is going great and you are getting some sun & fun in!




Just letting you know that we have pre-orders for the new Tim Holtz and Studio 490 (Wendy Vecchi) stamps. Both Tim and Wendy have pre-viewed their new collections on their blogs with some projects, too. Tim has holiday themed stamps plus he is debuting his 100th stamp set. Wendy has a great new collection that will inspire you to "make art."



These are all on pre-order. We anticipate that they will arrive late July. We will ship on arrival. As always, free goodies with every order over $40. We also have one special bundle since we received some request for this. There is an "I Want it All" bundle for the Studio 490 stamp release.



Have a great day!
-Daisy
"feed your creativity"

Saturday, July 3, 2010

eclectic Sale for Sparks Day

Happy Sparks Day!

We announced all of our product categories that are on sale through the weekly newsletter, eclectic Expose', yesterday. A great variety marked 20% to 50% off. We need to make way for new product. Wanted to offer some fun shopping to celebrate the big 4th of July weekend with you, too.

The Sparks family is off to start celebrating with the Mickey & Friends this evening.  Have a safe and festive 4th! God Bless America!

Cheers,
Daisy Sparks
www.eclecticpaperie.com




Monday, June 28, 2010

eclectic Expose': Imaginisce Rocks

This week's newsletter features many new products from Imaginisce. You can get view the details HERE.



Sunday, June 27, 2010

i-Rock, Do You?




Bling, bling, bling! From the company that brought you the i-Top, Imaginisce now brings you another cool new tool called i-Rock! It's a portable, battery-operated helper to bling your projects out. The tool, when turned on, omits heat to help you affix the special i-rock gems to your projects. The gems have like a hot-fix glue so no need for messy glues.


There are several Hot Rocks Compacts that contain lots of crystal gems in many colors and sizes.






There are cute Glam Rocks that come in "lipgloss tubes" that come in a variety of colors.



Then, there are also i-rock Stencil Kits that can help you create a design with bling and flowers. You can also use the i-rock tool to affix the flowers onto your projects.












The i-rock tool retails for $12.99. It does require 3AA batteries. The gems are offered in a variety of offerings that range from $3.99 to 12.99. Here's our interview with Jeff, owner of Imaginisce, as he talked to us about the i-rock tool at Winter CHA. 




Let's Get Rockin!
-Daisy

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Some kind of wonderful new things have arrived!

Just wanted to let you know that we have the following new products in the store:

Hero Arts - Summer 2010 Arts & Crafts: You can purchase the catalog which is loaded with lots of ideas and inspiration. Check out the new Summer 2010 Hero Arts offerings HERE.



Scor-Buddy by Scor-Pal has finally arrived. It's the perfect companion for all card makers. Small and portable. It fits all A2 cards perfectly.


Unity Stamp - June Store Kit  is now available in one sheet or can be purchased separately. There are also two new Unity Stamps designed by Donna Downey that are a fabulous addition to the Unity colleciton. You'll want to make some cards to share with these new Unity Stamp designs.





Feed Your Creativity!
-Daisy

Monday, June 14, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge Begins!

Please visit Studio L3 to see what awesome challenge Linda Ledbetter is hosting. 


You'll want to get out your copy of the new Tim Holtz book, Compendium of Curiosities and let your creative juice flow. 


This is the first week so be sure to check out what fun awaits you this week.


Happy Monday!
Daisy