Hero Arts Sneak Peak + Technique Video

Hero Arts is releasing some amazing stamps for Summer 2010! Here is a Sneak Peak at two of my favorites that will be available at Pineapple Cove soon!

In this video, not only will you see two of the new stamps being released, you'll learn some amazing techniques on Masking and Distressing using Tim Holtz Distress Inks! Don't forget, these ink pads are available at Pineapple Cove now, either in-store or ONLINE. Enjoy the video! Can't wait to show you all the wonderful stamps that will be released on June 1st!


Copic Hair Coloring Class

This past Saturday, Claudette was here at Pineapple Cove teaching a Copic Class on coloring black hair. We had two sessions with a small class size so that everyone was able to see and follow along. We had so much fun, I forgot to grab my camera to take some photos. Sorry!

We used Stella from The Greeting Farm as our sample subject and I have to say, everyone on their 1st try colored amazingly! It was so much fun, we'll be repeating the Copic Hair class in June and adding a Flower & Foliage class for our next series.

Thanks to everyone who attended, hope you had as much fun as we did!

I wanted to share a project from Norma who attended the class. She doesn't have a blog...maybe we'll be able to convince her to start one *hint, hint*. Look at her amazing coloring! She went home right after the class and worked on this altered Easel Card.

Can you say AMAZING? I just LOVE the way she placed the highlights in the hair of the 3 TGF girls. You did an AWESOME job coloring Norma!!!

I'll keep you all posted of the upcoming Copic classes as we firm up dates & times.


New Arrivals!

Two new collections by Reminisce: Fairy Tales & The Wild

In addition - Max & Whiskers by Basic Grey!


Tim Holtz Design Ruler

This is THE BEST all-in-one ruler that I've come across - check out the video below and decide for yourself. Definatley a must tool for your stash.

New Arrivals!

We just got a shipment of goodies in! Too many to photograph, so I'll list some here and I'll be posting tutorials throughout the week.

  • New C.C. Design Stamps for May as well as re-stock of old favorites
  • Basic Gray Paper Pads
  • Cosmo Cricket Paper Pads
  • Lots of cool tools both new & re-stock (Tim Holtz Design Ruler, Precision Tweezers, Basic Grey File Set & More)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks
  • Martha Score Board back in stock
  • Cuttlebug Embossing folders back in stock
  • Grundgepaper!
and more....!

Next week, we've got new paper collections from Reminisce, Doodlebug & Basic Grey arriving.


Tea Lights & Mini Composition Books

I had a crafting play date today with Kim, Claudette & Leslie - we had a blast talking story, crafting & enjoying some lunch. It's been a while since I got to actually "play", so it was a very nice break from work.

Claudette taught us how to make the adorable tea light cakes she learned from one of Teri's tutorials. Thanks Teri for such an adorable and "outside of the box" project!! These cakes are so quick and easy to make. I can think of SO many possibilities for Bridal Showers, Birthday Parties, Anniversaries...really any occasion.

Leslie was so kind to give us these adorable plastic containers that fit the tea cakes perfectly!! Another option would be to create a cute little cake box to house the tea cake. If you are interested in the containers, they will be available for purchase from Pineapple Cove. We also have a few die cut options in the store for making boxes that would fit these cakes nicely.

Another project we worked on were mini composition books. Leslie made the one on the right and I made the one on the left. The cute labels are from Papertrey Inks' Take a Note stamp set. I fell in LOVE with this set and will have to go get me one now.

The books were super quick and easy to make. I'm going to use mine for my To Do list that I carry in my purse, so I didn't want to put too many embellishments on it that could fall off. As a sealer, I put a thin layer of mod podge so that it can withstand the wear & tear of going in and out of my black hole.

It was a very productive, fun and exciting day for me to be able to craft with the girls. Claudette made us all some delicious Black and White cookies! Leslie gave us all a bag of her Really Yummy Snack Mix. I can't wait to open my bag as I drive home tonight. And Kim brought along her adorable little guy Jonathan, who didn't make a peep the whole time we giggled & crafted. Best baby ever!!! Thanks girls for such a wonderful and fun day! I can't wait until next time!!


Monster Fun!

Hero Arts has an adorable stamp set called Monster Fun...look at this cute card we got from Claudette. That's a huge googlie eye!

She incorporated some Japanese Washi tape on the bottom of the card to add some color to the Kraft cardstock. This set is perfect for those little guys in your life. And it's on sale 25% off until May 11.

Hero Arts Sale!

Starting today until Tuesday May 11, all Hero Arts products will be on sale 25% Off.


New Additions Online...

We've just added an assortment of Hawaiian papers & embellishments from Island Heritage to the webstore. These are perfect for adding a bit of the Hawaii to your scrapbook page, card or other creative project. All products from this collection is lignin and acid free.


Industry News - Bazzill Launches iPhone App!

The new Bazzill iPhone app puts more than 500 Bazzill cardstock colors at your finger tips! Whether you are on-the-go shopping at your favorite scrapbook store, cropping with friends, or working on a project at home, this Bazzill app will be your new best friend. Use the color matching feature to pull Bazzill cardstock color suggestions from any photo you plan to scrapbook. Find important Bazzill cardstock information like part numbers, cardstock textures, and color names. When printing invitations or scrapbook page titles, you can refer to the Bazzill app for the closest color matches in RGB and CYMK code. The Bazzill app will help you find time to scrapbook your family’s memories, give you endless design options, and bring Bazzill color to all your paper crafting projects.


-Browse over 500 Bazzill cardstock colors alphabetically by name.
-Browse over 500 Bazzill cardstock colors visually by color family.
-Browse over 500 Bazzill cardstock colors grouped by texture family.
-Easy access to RGB and CMYK values for over 500 cardstock colors.
-Match your favorite photos to Bazzill cardstock.
-Create and save palettes based on colors picked from your photos.
-Create the perfect color palette with monochromatic, complementary, triadic, analogous and split-complementary color combinations for more than 500 Bazzill cardstock colors.
-Save your favorite color combinations as palettes to use later.



Exciting News!!

Not only is today National Scrapbooking Day, but it’s also our 1 year anniversary! Wow...I can’t believe it’s been a year already. Still feels like yesterday when Victor and I was painting, unpacking and inventorying the store.

What an amazing year filled with growth, new relationships, new experiences and memories. THANK YOU to all our customers for your support throughout our first year. Your relationship means a lot to us and we couldn’t have survied without you.

We'll be planning some blog candy, in-store events & store specials throughout the month to celebrate. To kick it off, we have some exciting news to share!

We are soft launching our online webstore, which will give you the convenience of:

  • 24/7 Online Secure Shopping
  • Permanent Cart - Any products added to your online cart remain there until you remove them, or check out.
  • Address Book - Have your products delivered to another address other than yours! This is perfect to send birthday gifts direct to the birthday-person themselves.
  • Order History - View your history of purchases that you have made with us.
  • Products Reviews - Share your opinions on products with our other customers.
So check it out and give us your feedback. We are still in the process of adding inventory into the webstore, so I apologize in advance for some pages that currently don't have listings yet. We've got some web only specials available for the launch, so be sure to check out the "Specials" tab.

In addition, stop by Pineapple Cove this weekend with the answer to the following question and receive 25% off a single item* (some exclusions apply, see store for details. Valid May 1-2, 2010) *.

Question: What is the name of our 11 yr. old male Akita?
The answer can be found hidden within the webstore product listings, as well as somewhere in our retail store.

Again, Victor and I thank you for your business and for your support. We look forward to another year of inspiration, design and friendships! Please celebrate with us throughout the month and check back for some blog candy, in-store specials and events.