Noteworthy | 4.27.2012

Another week has gone by of 2012 – and it was an inspiring one! Spring is starting to “sprung” for most of the country, and with it comes flowers and brighter colors…

The bright spring colors were definitely on show this week in Ranger’s big announcement: Limited Edition Spring Seasonal Tim Holtz Distress Inks!

The new colors include some trendy favorites Distress ink fans have been asking for: a bright teal (Peacock Feathers), a sunshine yellow (Squeezed Lemonade), and a light purple (Shaded Lilac). As with previous seasonal colors, the Spring Seasonal pads are being sold in a set of three. The pads are limited edition – only 60 sets may be ordered per retail store – and are expected to sell out fast.

But the announcement didn’t stop there! Ranger also announced that due to popular demand they are releasing re-inkers for the seasonal Distress colors! The re-inkers will be sold individually instead of in sets.

These items are shipping now to retailers, and are already shipping from Simon Says Stamp:

Kelly Purkey’s new Project Life stamps are finally available through the Studio Calico store today!

Adventure and Good Stuff each retail for $14.99. These sets are expected to sell out fast, so get them while you can!

Cosmo Cricket has some fabulous samples and tutorials up on their blog this week about working with sewing patterns! The first piece was an overview of the many possibilities of sewing patterns for paper projects – and made me want to run to my nearest thrift store and hunt some down to play with! As a follow-up they’ve promised to post step-by-step instructions for many of the sample projects in the first article. The first instructional piece, a how-to for a paper pieced wall art canvas, went up today.

Graphic45 started unveiling two mid-release collections this week. The first to be unveiled is very unusual for this time of year – it’s a Halloween collection called Happy Haunting:

To see the full collection, visit the Graphic45 blog.

Graphic45 has also peeked another line that won’t be fully revealed until next week – that one is called A Ladies Diary:

Both collections will begin shipping on May 14th.

7 Gypsies is also shipping some new products this week: Shadowboxes! The company’s new wood 12×12 and 8×8 shadowboxes, and inserts to put inside of them, are shipping now and already available in some online stores. Check out this beautiful sample project by Paula Cheney from the 7 Gypsies blog!

To see more samples or learn more about the new shadowboxes, visit the 7 Gypsies blog.

Fans of Lily Bee Design’s Buttercup collection who are looking to make Mother’s Day gifts should check out this beautiful bracelet!

The simple instructions on how to make this beautiful accessory for a gift (or for yourself!) using the Buttercup 6×6 paper pad  and a bracelet from Hobby Lobby are on the the Lily Bee blog.

Retailers, if you are in the Dallas area or will be attending the Dallas Total Home & Gift Mart…don’t miss retail consultants Kizer & Bender and their special event “Sheer Intensity! Retail Boot Camp“. On June 20th, you can spend all day at the Dallas Market Center learning from the best retail consultants in the industry all about consumer trends, working with employees, hosting in-store events and promotions, social media marketing, and planning your sales floor. It’s a great opportunity to step up your game and enhance your retail business!

Boot camp attendees get an extra bonus, too – free phone consultations with Kizer & Bender for an entire year!

Sheer Intensity Retail Boot Camp pre-registration is open now. The event takes place on Weds, June 20th, from 9:30am-4:30pm and the price is $99.


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4 Responses to Noteworthy | 4.27.2012

  1. Tammy D April 27, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    Oh, I can’t wait to get the spring distress colors. Teal??? Be still my heart! Happy to get the re-inkers too. Gathered twigs is one of my fave all time browns.

  2. MichelleGB April 28, 2012 at 7:17 am #

    Another great post! Thanks for the reminder about the KP stamps – I just ordered my set and can’t wait to play!

  3. Mary in IL April 28, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    I LOVE those projects on the Cosmo Cricket links…thank you!

  4. Susie Moore April 29, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    Awesome Awesome AWESOME!

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