Beautiful Card

Claudette made us another amazing sample using two new Nestabilities die: Curved Rectangles and Eyelet Circles.

The pretty DP is another Cosmo Cricket "Togetherness" paper. I just LOVE this collection...their DP is double-sided and very thick. BOTH sides of the patterns are gorgeous, the only problem you'll have with Cosmo's DP is choosing which side to use.

Thanks again Claudie for all your beautiful cards!!

Introducing...Chic & Sassy Miss Anya's

New Greeting Farm stamps are available at Pineapple Cove!!

Introducing...Miss Anya Lounge!

They are hip, they are sassy, and they are completely adorable! Claudette made this gorgeous card using the new TGF set with Cosmo Cricket's "Togetherness" DP that is so fresh and new. We love her coloring, and if you want to learn some of her techniques, join us for a Copic Hair coloring class on Saturday Oct. 3rd. We still have some seats available.

Here's another card she made with more of the Cosmo "Togetherness" DP. The curvy label used in this card is from Nestabilities new Labels Fourteen die. All of which is in-stock and available at Pineapple Cove. These items will be uploaded to the webstore soon.

Introducing....Oliver & Amelia "Just for You"!

Oliver is so cute here eating his chocolate chip cookie! I agree..Sharing is Caring!! This set is perfect for the holidays when we start baking all the sweet & salty goodies to share with our friends and family.

So come in and get your new TGF stamps at Pineapple Cove!!

Thanks Claudie for all your beautiful samples! We all admire your work and LOVE your beautiful coloring!!


Pretty Lace & Pearls

Kaisercraft recently released some beautiful new products...pearl brads & lace packs. We've been a fan of Kaisercraft products since the very beginning when they first launched into the papercrafting industry and we are proud to be able to say that we carry the most extensive line of their products here on the island. It has been fun watching their collections grow. So without further adu....


Kaisercraft Pearl Brads

These large, beautiful brads will add a touch of elegance to any project!! They make great centers for your flowers, or even use it as a clasp on a purse or tote bag!

Currently available in Pink, Pearl & Latte.

Kaisercraft Lace Packs

Another great addition that I am personally excited about is their lace packs! I love the look of lace, and the best part is that you get them in 5 different sizes. They currently come in three colors, Black, White & Natural. Look at the beautiful flower that you can create with the lace, pairing it nicely with a pearl brad.

Hope this inspires you to try out some of the new products from Kaisercraft!


Upcoming Classes!

Can you believe September is almost over!?! Pretty soon, we'll be in full swing with craft fairs and holiday projects. This season, let Pineapple Cove help you with your holiday gifts. We've got great classes lined up for October that will help inspire you with some great ideas.

For those of you who are off island or can't attend any of these dates, I will have class kits available on some of these projects for you to purchase. I'm hoping to get the class kits loaded onto the webstore by the end of the week.

Upcoming Classes

Copic Hair Coloring

Copic Certified Claudette San Pedro is BACK, teaching her technique on coloring black hair with Copic markers. We'll be using Geisha Anya as our coloring subject for these classes. Due to the individual attention in this class, we are limiting each session to 6 students per class.

You will need the following copic markers for this class: C3, C5, C7 & C9. If you don't have these colors, you can purchase them from Pineapple Cove at 15% off!

Saturday October 2
Instructor: Claudette San Pedro
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Saturday October 2
Instructor: Claudette San Pedro
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Little Louis Designer Bag

Wow your girlfriends with these little Louis Designer handbags. They make great gifts to hold gift cards, a pair of earrings, some lip gloss and more! You'll also learn how to make a matching card to go with the handbag.

Sunday October 3
Instructor: ManLe Hong
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sunday October 17
Instructor: ManLe Hong
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Hello Kitty Tea Box

This popular class is BACK, and perfect for the holidays as gifts for friends & co-workers.

Wednesday October 6
Instructor: ManLe Hong
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Card Holder with PURSEonality!

Sally's back with a project with PURSEonality that you won't want to miss!! You will create an adorable card holder in the shape a purse, with FOUR matching note cards. You will want to make lots of these for gift giving this year. While they are too cute for words, they are amazingly simple and fast to make -- once Sally shares all her tips and tricks with you!

*Please note: Cardstock, embellishments and colors will not be the same as the sample photo below.*

Saturday October 23
Instructor: Sally Pestana
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

To reserve your seat for any of these classes, give me a call at 735-3553 and I can take CC payment over the phone, or I can send you a PayPal request if that's easier for you.

More classes will be added, so make sure you check the calendar for the latest information. Happy Crafting!



Stamp Storage Panels

Oh, forgot to add. The stamp storage panels are back in stock! If you are not familiar with this item, they are great for storing your cling & acrylic stamps, simply place in any standard ring binder to organize.

New Arrivals!

Just arrived:
  • Doodlebug Halloween 12x12 DP
  • Copic Blending Paper
  • Copic 72 Pen Wallet
  • X-Press It Double Sided Tape
Those of you that pre-ordered the blending pen, wallet & adhesive, your orders will be shipping on Monday. Store pick-ups will be available tomorrow (Sunday).


Sweet November - Twisted Sisters!

We've recently added more of C.C. Designs Sweet November stamps to the store & webstore.

Introducing....Twisted Sisters! All card designs were made by Amy. Go and check out her blog...she does AMAZING work as you can see.

Storage Solutions for Twine

Now that you have all the pretty colors of Baker's Twine, I wanted to share some storage solutions that is both practical and affordable.

The 10yd spools of twine come wound on a sturdy plastic spool which can be strung on a metal "O" ring. Easy to see your colors and easy access. The other great thing about the plastic spools is that there is a slit where the ends of the twine can be slipped through so that they don't get tangled with each other. The "O" ring can easily be hung up or stored in your craft drawer.

Another storage option is to place the spools into these mini plastic organizers. There are a total of 7 compartments, more than enough room for all the different twine colors. You could also store ribbon, embellies and other small nick knacks in this organizer.

For those of you who purchased the larger 240 yd spools, you probably don't have any slatwall lying around in your craft room (*wink*). Instead, you could use pegboard with metal pegs, or even wooden dowels to replicate this idea. You'll need just a little handy work to put this together.

Hope this gives you some storage ideas for your twine.


The Many Uses of Twine...

I get asked a lot: "What do you do with Twine?"

A: There are so many different uses of twine, thought I'd share a few examples that my g/f's and I made at Scrapper's Jam.

Baker's Twine is perfect on tags! They add a nice pop of color to finish off your tags.

In the photo below, Claudette used the Dark Red twine as the tie off, as well as on the banner string to add some dimension and texture to her Cosmo Cricket tag.

In the next example, Leslie used both the Dark Green and Dark Red twine (which are perfect colors for X-mas tags) as the tie off and cute bow on the buttons.

These tags are adorable and you can get the Baker's Twine in both 240 yard spools as well as smaller 10 yard spools. That way, you can try every color without having to spend a fortune on such a large spool.

Another great use of twine is to use it on your packaging to add that cute little element to spruce up your gift.

Here I die cut a take-out box out of Kraft paper. I LOVE Kraft and the different colors of twine look so nice against the natural color. I used the Purple twine and wrapped it twice around the box, finishing it off with a bow. Then I added a butterfly diecut to the front of the box for decoration. Who knew something so simple could look so cute!!


Another great use of Twine is to use it on your favor boxes!!!

Instead of using ribbon, here I used the Baby Pink twine on a strawberry favor box I made for a customer.

Lastly, instead of using ribbon, I used the Dark Pink twine to tie off the ends of the candy favor box.

As you can see, Baker's twine is a very versatile fiber that you can use on any craft project. It adds a little cute element that just makes it perfect. Please stop by the store if you can to see these gorgeous projects in person. And you can visit the online store to view all the pretty colors!


TGF Back in Stock

We also got some TGF's back in stock...

  • Hula Anya
  • Flirty Anya
  • Geisha Anya
  • Fleur Anya
  • Miss Anya Dressy
  • Miss Anya Love
And don't forget what's coming 10.01.10...

Hello Kitty Stamps - Back in Stock

We got in another order of those adorable Hello Kitty Stamps!!! Hurry & get your's...Halloween is already sold out.


48-Hour Pre-Order Special - Copic 72 Slot Wallet

Pre-Order Copic Empty Wallet 72 Slots - Save 15% OFF!!

This is a *PRE-ORDER* for the Copic Empty Wallet - 72 Slots. Available September 30, 2010.

Store and protect your favorite colors! Folds to stand upright or lay flat, closes with velcro. Also has a zipper pouch for pencils and accessories.

* Holds 72 Copic, Sketch, Ciao or Other Various Markers or Pens
* Durable Black Nylon Material
* Sturdy Velcro Closure
* Carrying Handle and Removable Strap
* Will Stand Up By Itself
* Zippered Pocket for Notes, Photos or a Small Notebook
* Measures 10½” x 7½” x 3” when Closed

48-Hour Pre-Order Special - Copic X-Press It Products!!

New Copic X-Press It Products!

These were released from Copic at the summer 2010 CHA!! Pre-Order by Saturday 9/18/2010 to get 15% OFF the Blending Paper & 10% Off the Adhesives!!


This has us very excited! Marianne Walker mentioned a couple months ago that she recommended this paper to anyone living in Australia (because they can’t get Neenah over there), and now it's coming to Pineapple Cove!!

Why did we fall in love with this paper? Because it blends beautifully, it bleeds less than our old favorite, Neenah Classic Crest, and it has a nice, bright white color.

It will be available in a large pack with 125 sheets of 8.5"x11" OR a smaller pack of 25 sheets. It is about 92 lb. paper -- just a little heavier than the Neenah, but it is a much tighter grained paper, so it doesn't feel too thick.

Here’s an example Marianne colored for you:

If you look at this close up on the pink popsicle, you can see that the Neenah is a much softer paper, and it can feather if you don't let it dry a little between layering colors and/or color too closely to the stamped lines. This gets to be a big problem when you're working with intense reds and other dark colors.

The Blending Card, however, gives nice blends without bleeding and you don't have to wait or be careful! I love it! Because it is not as soft as the Neenah, it takes less ink to color so your marker lasts longer before needing to be refilled.

Here is a video from CHA of Marianne Walker talking about the new blending card on YouTube.


Another new product Copic is importing from our friends in Australia is something that has proven to be very popular, X-Press It High Tack, Double-Sided Tape:

This tape is extremely high tack, acid free, easy to use, and comes in 3 sizes: 1/8", 1/4", and 1/2". Originally developed for the picture framing industry in Australia, this tape is perfect for paper crafting. Rolls are very inexpensive, and there's a lot of tape on each roll as well -- 55 yards on rolls of 1/2" and 1/4", 27 yards on the 1/8" rolls.

X-Press It Tape is heat resistant (you can heat-emboss with it) and very strong. You can even use it for hemming pants and it will survive the washer and dryer!

High Tack tape is easy to use. It tears cleanly with your fingers and the liner/backing is easy to peel off.

Both the Blending Paper & Adhesives are expected to arrive at Pineapple Cove by September 30th. So Pre-Order your's today & SAVE!!!


Hello Kitty Calendar

I was lucky enough to receive not 1, but 2 of these cute Hello Kitty calendar's made by Lori Tanaka. Thanks so much Lori...I love them! They are the cutest!

The cute Hello Kitty image is from the "Play" set and the calendars are size Small & Medium that she purchased from Pineapple Cove. Come and see these in person - the bazzill bling paper she used is gorgeous!


Baker's Twine

Baker's Twine is popping up everywhere in the DIY world...you'll find them being used on cards, packaging, envelopes, banners, tags, invitations and more!! It add's a nice pop of color to any project!!

Here at Pineapple Cove, we just added 5 new colors of Baker's Twine to our collection!

* Purple
* Dark Pink
* Brown
* Dark Red
* Dark Green

Like our other colors, they are available in both 240 yd spools as well as 10 yd spools!

Baker's Twine is made right here in the USA out of 100% Cotton. You can find them in a variety of colors, click HERE to see them all!

Here are just a few other ways to use this versatile twine:

  • crocheting flowers, butterflies, etc.
  • tying bows in buttons
  • creating flower stems
  • making a looped border on layouts and cards
  • tying tags to layouts and cards
  • using it as a border on a card or layout
  • wrapping it around a part of a tag, card, or cardstock on a layout

Enjoy & Happy Crafting!


Hello Kitty Treats!

Look what Claudette made with the Halloween set of Hello Kitty stamps! Isn't this project SO cute!?!

We'll be holding this as a class soon...the Hello Kitty Halloween stamps are SOLD OUT! Thank you to everyone who made it out for our Labor Day Weekend Sale! There's 2 days left, so stock up on your supplies!

The Halloween stamps are on re-order...if you want to guarantee a set for yourself, simply place a pre-order on our webstore.

So many adorable possibilities for the holidays with these Hello Kitty stamps! Stay tuned for more...


Storewide Labor Day Weekend Sale @ The Cove!

We're celebrating the long Labor Day Weekend with BIG sale at Pineapple Cove!! Starting Friday, take advantage of 25% off all your favorite paper crafting supplies..paper, stickers, ink, stamps, adhesive..everything you need to get a jump start on all your holiday projects!!

Sampling of what's on sale...
  • Rubber Stamps (The Greeting Farm, Gorjuss Girls, C.C. Designs, Hero Arts, Kaisercraft)
  • Designer Paper (Basic Grey, American Craft, Bo Bunny, Imaginisce, Kaisercraft)
  • Tools (Trimmers, Scor-Buddy, Punches, Blades, Tweezers)
  • Adhesive (Tombow, Scor Tape, ATG Tape)
  • Albums & Re-fills
  • and much, much more!!
Please note, some items will be excluded, discount cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion, club discount or already clearanced items.

Supplies are limited, so shop early for the best selection!! AND...it gets better...get a FREE gift with a minimum $25 purchase!

We'll also be having $1 Make n' Takes daily while supplies last from 10am - 3pm using the new Hello Kitty stamps that are in-stock and available now!

So shop early at Pineapple Cove, your one stop creation shop this weekend from Friday - Monday for our storewide clearance sale!


Tag Swap

Last month, I joined Kyoko's Tag Swap to get a head start on my Christmas tags.

I loved it!! It was quick, simple & I get a set of 3 tags to keep for X-mas. Here are the 3 cards I made for my partner Linda.

Used the new Hello Kitty stamps that are in-stock NOW at Pineapple Cove! Love these cuties...the Christmas set is SO adorable!

Made the tag with my Nesties and used a new DP from Kaiser Craft called "Happy" from their Be Merry Collection. Tied it off with some red bakers twine - love this stuff!!

Look at the adorable tags I got from Linda. Love the sizzix die she used..I've been contemplating getting this die for a while now. Seeing it in person makes me want it even more! The silver cording just screams christmas and the stamp is so adorable. Thanks Linda, I love them!

Kyoko is taking sign-ups now until the 5th for September's swap, so jump on over to her blog to sign up. You'll love it!

Thanks so much Kyoko for coordinating such a fun and simple swap!!