Meet Roxie!

I got a surprise visit from a furry little friend last week...meet Roxie! Isn't she a cutie? Look, she's totally smiling for the camera too...wonder if she gets that from Claudette or Miguel? =)

Thanks Claudie & Miguel for stopping by and letting me meet cute little/big Roxie! She's so adorable in her outfit - T-shirt & Khaki pants. I loved watching her run around the store in those pants.

Hope she can visit again!


New Arrivals

We received some new inventory at Pineapple Cove today!!

- Ghoul Friends - Bo Bunny
- Polar Expressions - Imaginisce
- Sakura Park - Kaiser Craft
- Halloween & X-Mas colors in Bazzill

Smooch Ink
New colors for fall arrived, as well as re-stock of basic colors.

- Brayers
- Bone Folder
- Centering Ruler
- Finger Knife
- Tim Holtz large handle scissors which are great for cutting your rubber stamps...and more!!

Explosion Box w/Fuji

Earlier this month, I was lucky enough to be able to participate in a fun class taught by Fuji Murakami to learn how to make an Explosion Box. Fuji took her Stampin' Club on a field trip to Pineapple Cove to teach them this cute box that when opened, explodes to reveal hidden goodies.

Photos from the class are available for viewing on the left-hand sidebar. The finished product is large sturdy box with a bottom and a lid. When you open the lid, the inside "explodes" to reveal hidden pockets where you can insert gift cards, tags, notes, stamped images, etc. The entire project uses 4 (four) 12x12 sheets of DP. We used Kaiser Kraft DP since they come with four coordinating colors, as well as it's double-sided, which made the box even more pretty and unique.

I'll be teaching this class in October - so look out for my newsletter, or check the Calender for updates. I had a dry run teaching this class today with a bunch of girlfriends from Blog-Land. They were so sweet, they brought the party to the store so that I could participate in the fun. So I taught them how to make this box...there were a few hiccups along the way (sorry girls!!), but in the end, we were able to figure it out. =) Thanks for a fun filled day!

Got some new inventory in that I'll be posting afterwards. Hope you are all have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Digi Know...PSEv7 Tip #2

You could zoom in and out of an image with your mouse scroll wheel in Photoshop Elements 7.0? To quickly zoom in and out on an image in the work area, set your mouse scroll wheel to zoom by going to Edit > Preferences > General (Ctrl + K) and check the Zoom with Scroll Wheel box. Click OK to exit the preferences dialog. Scroll the mouse wheel forward to zoom in and backward to zoom out.


Digi Know...PSEv7 Tip #1

Photoshop Elements v.7 allows you to change the darkness and brightness of your user interface..yay, finally!! Go to Edit > Preferences > General (Ctrl + K). You can either move the slider or type in a value in the percentage box to set the perfect brightness for your monitor. Clikc OK to exit the preferences dialog box.

Modified Hours - Sunday Sept 20

Happy Saturday everyone!! Tomorrow, Sept. 20, Pineapple Cove will be open from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Apologize for the inconvenience!!


Remember the 80's?

Taking you back...

- Snap on bracelets would get you in trouble at school.
- You read Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, The Babysitters Club or Sweet Valley High.
- You know what a Banana Clip is and used to own one.
- You owned a Trapper Keeper.
- Cerise pink, electric blue and banana yellow was featured in your wardrobe or make-up collection.
- You rocked to songs like Ice Ice Baby, Hangin' Tough & Can't Touch This.

I loved the 80's! That's why I was so excited to learn that The Greeting Farm released a Limited Edition 80's Anya stamp today! Her crimped hair, leg warmers and off the shoulder top truly represented the fashion trends of that time. There's only a limited supply available, so be sure to stop by Pineapple Cove to get your 80's Anya!!

P.S....remember the blue eyeshadow? At least that hasn't gone out of style!! =)

Card was designed by Anya Club Design Team Member Jacquie

New Greeting Farm Stamps Arrived!!

Happy Monday!! Hope you all had a fun and productive weekend!! I had a blast with Fuji's stamp group on Sunday - she taught us how to make an explosion box. Thanks Fuji!!! I'll be posting the photos from that fun day soon.

Just a quick post to let you know that the new Greeting Farm stamps arrived today! Introducing Savannah & Laundry.

We also got Edward and Spooktacular back in stock!! See you soon!


Modified Hours for Saturday 9/12/09

FYI - Pineapple Cove will be closing early at 5:30 on Saturday 9/12/09...I have a special date with Victor, we're going to go watch John Legend!! We apologize for the inconvenience!!

Ashlee & Her Cricut Creations

We were so fortunate to have Ashlee Mason come and teach our first Cricut Expressions Basics class last week Saturday. You can check out Ashlee's awesome blog HERE. A little about Ashlee...
  • She's married to an active Marine and has an adorable little boy named Logan.
  • She's a big Steeler's fan!
  • Started scrapbooking in 2006 when she was pregnant with Logan.
  • The Cricut is one of her most favorite tools..can't you tell?
I was so busy being blown away by all the things you can do with a Cricut..I totally forgot to take photos of the class. So instead, here's some of Ashlee's wonderful creations using that amazing little cutter!

This little guy has to be one of my favorites....I love how Ashlee used scalloped circles cut with the cricut to make the feathers. All the pieces were cut with the Cricut and then pieced together.

Here's an adorable little ticket book she created just for dad...awww how sweet! I love the shadowing of the letters.

And here's an ice cream cone and elephant that are just so sweet!

Lastly, here's an airplane that she cut and turned into a card. I love the black shadow around the plane and how she doodled the lines to outline the shape of the plane.

Thanks Ashlee for coming & teaching the class even after your long week of adventure with your sister *wink*! You are amazing and I can't wait to see what else you come up with!! I'll be updating the calendar with some revisions we are making to the Cricut Classes, so be sure to check back.


The Greeting Farm September Releases

Happy Labor Day Weekend everyone..hope you are enjoying your looong weekend!! Just an update: The Greeting Farm recently released a few new stamps from their Hope & Garce and Wild Sprouts Series.

Coming soon to Pineapple Cove! Stay tuned..I'll let you know as soon as these arrive! We also re-ordered Spooktackular, and Edward. I'll email & blog when the stamps arrive.


10% Off SCAL only until 9/8

Craft Edge, the makers of Sure Cuts A Lot is giving 10% off if you purchase or upgrade to v.2 by 9/8/09. Those of you who are not familiar with SCAL, you can use this software with your Circut machine to cut out True Type fonts already installed on your computer and other various shapes. No more expensive cartridges!! It's compatible with both Windows and Macintosh.

To purchase or learn more, I have links on my website that will take you directly to the site. www.PineappleCoveDesigns.com

You must use a coupon code before checkout to save 10%. Please email me for the coupon code.


Sale @ Pineapple Cove

We're having a Sale here at Pineapple Cove starting 9/2/09 until 9/9/09.

Clearance - 70% Off
All American Crafts products - 25% Off
Military Products - 40% Off
Baby, Sports & School Themed Products - 30% Off
All Soap & Soap Supplies - 40% Off

Club members receive a 40% Off coupon valid for one (1) item only between 9/2 and 9/9. Some exclusions apply...you should have received your coupon via email. If not, please let me know. Thanks and see you soon!