7.31.2010

Baby Tricks of Treats

Here's a sneek peek at the new Sweet November stamps made by Amy Young that will be available for purchase on Monday August 2nd.

These cuties are called Baby Tricks or Treats and here are some samples made by Amy herself.

Aren't they just adorable? Limited quantities, so come in early for the best selection!

All cards below are designed by Amy Young. Visit her blog - she does amazing work and her coloring is totally gorgeous!!

Introducing Dragon...



















Introducing Hero...























Introducing Pumpkin...

























Introducing Kitty...

























Introducing Princess...

























Introducing Witch...
























There's also a Halloween Scene stamp with a broken fence & full moon stamp, along with Witch Brigitta and Honey Teacher not featured here.

Happy Crafting!
ManLe

Jingle all the Way!

Sharing one of my favorite stamps from the Hero Arts 2010 - Jingle all the Way catalog.

It's a simple, yet elegant wreath stamp that is available as either a cling or acrylic stamp.

Imagine the possibilities with embellies like pearls, rhinestones, glitter, copic atyou pens, etc! Also easy to mass produce for your Christmas cards!

Don't forget, this and all the 2010 Jingle all the Way stamps from Hero Arts are 10% off when you pre-order by August 6th. Simply visit the webstore to see the rest of the collection and to place your order. Shipping will be waived if you choose to pick up at Pineapple Cove.

7.30.2010

Pre-Order Hero Arts Holiday Stamps & Save 10%

The holidays are creeping up on us FAST....have you started your holiday projects? To help you get a head start on those holiday gifts and tags, Hero Arts has released their 2010 Holiday Catalog called "Jingle All the Way". We will be taking Pre-Orders for these Fall & Holiday stamps on our webstore. Pre-order by August 6th and save 10%! Discount has already been applied online. All pre-orders need to be paid for in advance, and placed online via our webstore.














For those of you living on Oahu, if you prefer to pick-up your order at the store, we will waive the shipping costs. Please comment that you will pick-up at Pineapple Cove during check-out. Once I get the order with the pick-up instructions, I will refund you back the shipping charges. These pre-orders are estimated to arrive 2nd-3rd week of August. All sales are final on pre-orders. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.

Happy Crafting!
ManLe

7.28.2010

Introducing...Cricut Imagine!

Provo Craft has done it again with another amazingly innovative machine called the Cricut Imagine. Here's the press release about this new machine...

Provo Craft unveiled Cricut® Imagine™, the world’s first tool that precisely prints and cuts with the touch of a button without requiring a computer or software. Cricut Imagine offers an easy-to-use, electronic print-and-cut system that adds a whole new level of texture, detail and dimension to a wide variety of creative projects. Cricut Imagine is the first in the lineup to feature printing as well as cutting, and features inkjet technology by HP. The new product is currently on display at the Craft & Hobby Association Summer Convention and Tradeshow in Chicago.

Cricut Imagine saves you time since you no longer have to use three different tools to get designs, print, and then cut projects. The new machine helps you add more personalization and creativity to projects with a new library of content including shapes, patterns and color. In addition, Cricut Imagine is easy to use and is built upon award-winning cutting and printing technology from Provo Craft and HP.

Cricut Imagine gives new life to all your original Cricut cartridges! Now you can add colors and patterns when pairing the original cartridges with NEW Cricut Imagine Colors and Patterns cartridges.

“Cricut Imagine is not only unique to the crafting industry, but to the world of technology. There is not another device that incorporates printing and cutting the way this machine does,” said Jim Thornton, CEO of Provo Craft. “The pairing of print and cut technology could only be done by the leaders in each category—HP and Provo Craft. We’re eager to see what our customers can now do with a simple sheet of white paper and Cricut Imagine print-and-cut technology.”

“HP is always expanding its personal publishing portfolio with new products and services that inspire and enable creativity among individuals and families,” said Kathy Tobin, Vice President and General Manager, Specialty Printing Systems Division, HP. “Cricut customers can benefit from high-quality Original HP ink to achieve unique and professional results.”

Cricut Imagine features include:

* Cricut Imagine cartridges are enhanced by Cricut Pattern and Cricut Color cartridges to add dimension and layering
* Cricut Imagine is fully compatible with all original Cricut cartridges
* Compatible with Gypsy by Cricut handheld design studio
* Easy-to-use LCD touch-screen navigation so that all information is right at your fingertips
* New detachable accents to be able to personalize your machine with colors and textures
* Access to a vast new library of content and artwork: Over 150 original Cricut cartridges (with several new cartridges introduced each month), 12 new Cricut Imagine Art cartridges specifically for this new machine, plus 12 new Cricut Imagine Colors & Patterns cartridges
* On-board color and pattern selector - choose your own colors, sizes and much more
* Works with paper sizes up to 12” x 12” and makes cuts from .25” to 11.5”, making large-format print and cutting possible
* Retractable paper tray
* No computer necessary
* Uses same blades and blade housing as current Cricut products
* Uses a separate mat than original Cricut machines

Suggested retail for Cricut Imagine is $599.99.

Here's a video of it in action!

7.15.2010

Basic Grey Magnetic Snaps

I have another video to share with you featuring the magnetic snaps by Basic Grey. These snaps just arrived at the store today...you might have heard me mention these when I featured Fuji's beautiful Hey Birdie card a few weeks ago. If you missed that post, you can see her card here.

These snaps are in-stock and uploaded to the webstore. So thought I'd share a video on how they are used, and a few tips & tricks from the experts! I love these magnets!!

New Arrivals @ the Cove!

We've got some gorgeous DP from
  • Imaginisce
  • Basic Grey
  • October Afternoon
In addition, goodies like Distress Ink, Cuttlebug Folders, Glitter Paper & More!! Photos & email will be sent out soon.

7.13.2010

Designer Bags

Get yourself a designer bag without breaking the bank....

Had a fun day with the girls today teaching them how to make these designer knock-offs! They look good in any color or pattern. These adorable bags were designed by Becky Roberts, she has a set of 3 designer bag tutorials for sale on her site, go check it out! She does amazing work!! Thanks so much Becky for all your inspiration, love your blog!!

We used the L.A.M.B. inspired handbag to make these "Louis". We will be offering this handbag, along with 2 others as classes in August. I will be updating the calendar soon for the dates & times.

7.07.2010

Make a wish...

Close your eyes and make a wish!

You can never have enough birthday cards in your stash. Here's an adorable cutie from C.C. Designs Fairytale collection called Birthday Belle.

Claudette used a technique called "masking" so that Belle is sitting on top of the tree trunk. Doesn't the cupcake look delicious..good enough to eat!



The designer paper is from Kaisercraft called Hey Birdie. You can get them as individual 12x12 sheets, or in a 6x6 paper pad.

Here's a side view of the card so you can see the 3D element she added for the cupcakes and mushrooms. This little detail adds a great dimension to your cards.

















Thanks Claudette for yet another beautiful creation!






7.06.2010

Butterfly Card with the i-rock!

The i-rock tool & accessories arrived today! We are currently SOLD OUT of the i-rock tool....thank you to those of you that placed your pre-orders! Another shipment is scheduled to arrive soon. To reserve one for yourself, simply order online or in-store.

I wanted to share another video by Imaginisce on a project using the i-rock. Enjoy!!

7.04.2010

A Little Birdie Told Me...

Kaisercrafts' Hey Birdie collection is so cheerful and bright! Check out this card designed by Fuji Murakami. She used the DP, rub-on and acrylic stamp from the set.

The one thing..and there's many... I LOVE about Kaisercraft is how they coordinate each collection with matching double-sided quality DP, rub-ons and embellies. This makes it so easy to just create and not have to fuss over trying to match your paper with the right embellishments.

You can't tell in the photo, but behind the scallop circles is a small thin magnet hidden behind the dp, allowing the scallops to clasp to the card. I just love this added touch. And the magnet is so thin, you don't even know it's there.
























Here is what the card looks like opened. Plenty of room for a special note, a gift card, or just the right sentiment.











7.03.2010

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! Wishing you all a safe & fun weekend with your friends and family.

We will be open on Sunday from 10am - 5pm and Monday from 10am - 5pm. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday July 6th.

Here's a card Claudette made using Kaisercraft DP and Cheeky Mate from TGF.

I'm always in awe of her amazing coloring...the colors just pop off the paper! And I love that it's a non-traditional scallop circle card. I will have to try one of these soon.

We're working out some copic coloring classes with Claudette for this month. Please comment or email me to let me know if you'd be interested in attending a weekday class on copic coloring techniques for the month of July.

Mermaids Invading the Cove!
















Mermaids have swam to the shores of Sweet November! Amy Young designed these beauties which premiered last month. There's a total of 8 mermaids, 3 of which are available for purchase right now! The remaining will be releasing on Monday July 5th. You can purchase them in-store or online.

New Fairytale Collection

Introducing Belle & Phillip from The Fairytale Collection by C.C. Designs. These cuties are in-stock and available in-store or online.

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