Friday, September 25, 2009

So Many Samples, So Little Time

We are actively preparing for the Shop Hop which begins in two weeks. It's hard to believe it's finally here after so many months of planning. Fiskars is supporting the event and will be traveling to several of the stores doing make-n-take samples as well as giveaways and lots of tool demos. We are anticipating many new customers through the event, as well as seeing some of you that we don't get to see on a regular basis. We only have a few key chains and passports left to sell, so if you are interested, don't delay in stopping in to get yours today.

I have been playing with the new product that has been arriving. The above layout was made with the new Eskimo Kisses paper from Basic Grey. I'm glad I didn't follow my first instinct when I saw the paper and not get it in. At first I thought it was too kid oriented and cute for the customer base we have here, but I have found that the papers compliment each other wonderfully and there are several really pretty prints outside the couple of whimsical papers. I have also made several cards with the line and have fallen in love with the way Basic Grey has done it again with one of their releases.

Be sure to stop in and see all the new product arriving. This week we also got in some great paper with turtles and frogs from Boxer. We are anticipating receiving another Basic Grey line in the next couple weeks which was also a release at the national trade show. We are also still waiting on new product from Little Yellow Bicycle and Bazzill.

Enjoy your weekend and be sure to stop in and see us soon, and all the samples we've been making.


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Upcoming Buggies & Bon-Bons Shop Hop

Activities have been moving along rapidly for the planning stages of the Shop Hop we will be having in October with other stores in the area. The passports were finally going to the printer on Friday as well as the key chains. They told us they should have them ready this coming week. The keychains won't be here for a probably another week because they are being shipped. We have created our make and takes for the event and we are so excited about them. Those people participating the in the Shop Hop will be able to choose one of the layouts shown with a fall or winter theme. Some days you will be able to do the Make n Take at the store, other times because of classes, they may need to be taken with you and completed at home. Either way, I'm sure you will love the layouts and hopefully it will get your creative juices flowing.

We have sold over half of our available passports and key chains, so if you are still thinking about the event and trying to work out schedules - don't wait too much longer. they are going fast. between all the stores we have sold about 80 tickets so far to the event from as far south as North Carolina and as far west as Ohio. There will be all kinds of give-aways at the local stores as well as a list of national prizes to enter and try to win. Be sure to stop in the store to find out more about choosing us as your "home store" and how to get started.

As a special bonus, we will have Rebecca from Fiskars in our store on Friday, October 16th. She will be doing her own Make-n-Takes besides the one we are offering. There are also dorr prizes and give aways for this event. Why not take the day off work with your girlfriends and make this place the start of your tour day!

Have a great weekend everyone!