Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March's Second Joy of Crafting Show

National Craft Month has been a fun creative mix of ideas and inspiration. On this second show, we have more fun ideas to share!

Joscie is back with another cool card design. It's really amazing to see her put everything together!

Then, we have Cheryl using the Sizzix eclips to cut out a box. But, the fun part is when she shares how to use the Sizzix stamp and die sets. Those dies really make it easy to cut those images out!

I cap off the show with one of my favorite new items...FANS! They are ready to decorate and the possibilities are limitless! You can use them for Grads, 1st birthdays, baby showers, wedding invites, just so many occasions. And don't forget about sports! We even have a die so that you can cut out printed papers or computer generated designs, perfectly centered!
Thanks for stopping by today...hope you get a chance to watch the show! Happy Spring Crafting!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

What are those things for?

Have you seen those clear shelving units, divided up into 8 individual cube spaces in the Ben Franklin Craft Stores? Are you wondering if we're going to start carrying pets for sale?

Well, no, their not for pets. These are our new, fun way for crafters to sell their handmade treasures. It's called "My Locker" and there are 8 spaces available per unit with the monthly rental fee ranging from $30 - $50, depending on the locker level.

You rent the locker, fill it up with your crafts (all price tagged) and we'll collect the sales for you. You get 100% of your sales. You can add more things as you sell down, change them out , rearrange your display,etc. This little locker is your little store. I think of it as Etsy in person, which is great for the customers who like to see the actual thing they are buying.

This particular locker is at the front of the Bead Shoppe in the Mapunapuna store. The owner of TheForbeadin  Collection was just setting up her display. Really cute nice stuff and a variety of jewelry styles.

So, for the people who like to make and sell, come and check it out this new program. It's a great way to sell between craft fairs. And for those who'd rather shop and buy, come and check out what these crafters are offering. Gorgeous stuff!

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you're having a fun weekend!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Crafters are so Sweet!

I just gotta share how sweet Jayne from Handmade Cuties is! She was one of the recent winners for the Valentine's Day contest and look what she sent me along with her Thank You card...

Jayne used this blank card she got from Shirl of Creations by Shirl for her Thank You card
She sent these 5 charms so I could share them with my lunch bunch. She remembered that my lunch bunch helped me pick the random winners.

If you don't know about Handmade Cuties, then you are definitely missing out! Jayne designs and beads the most cutest beaded charms and jewelry you can imagine!

The two girls from my lunch bunch adopted the bunnies.
Two of the IT guys took the bookworms!Let's just say that my IT guys are really, REALLY impressed. At first, they just couldn't fathom the idea that these are beaded by hand with such tiny, tiny beads!
My other IT guy said it was too tiny for him, he might lose it so I kept the music notes. And I'm going to attach it to my iPod.
So, I just wanted to THANK YOU, Jayne! It was a really nice surprise, talk about Happy Mail!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you all are having as wonderful a day as me and my lunch bunch is!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

March's First Joy of Crafting Show

March is National Craft Month and we are celebrating on the show with some special crafters! We start the show off with one of our favorite craft toys...Sizzix!
Cheryl shows us how to use the Pop'n Cuts line of dies. They are so cool! And, because they are interchangeable, the ideas are limitless!
This frame die is so much fun! Plus, the Sizzix dies are on sale at our Ben Franklin Crafts stores until Friday, March 8th!

Our next special guest is a national celebrity! Joscelyne Cutchens is the 2012 Paper Crafts magazine  Gallery Idol! After weeks of online voting, she came out on top! So, honored to have Joscie on our show!

Here, she shows us her creative style of cardmaking and gives us lots of tips, too! You should check out her blog, OHScrap!, so many creative ideas and really great photos!

And lastly, I show you how you can express yourself by making your own iron-ons with Ink Effects!I think I'm addicted to this stuff! It's so easy to use and perfect for the keiki, too!

Thank You for stopping by today and I hope you get a chance to watch the show! Happy Crafting!