Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Years everyone!!!

Hi everyone! So hard to believe that another year has gone by and in a couple days, it will be 2010. Anyways, I haven't been posting much lately so I thought I'd put a couple samples on the blog.
This first box is called Box #3. It is a very big box and can hold a lot of goodies in it. Especially baked goods. I used a BAB die from Sizzix. The picture on the die shows a boy bear but you can easily make it into a girl by changing the colors on the papers you use. Here's a side view of the box so you can see how big it is.
This next box is called ornate box It is a smaller version of Box #3 but with a window cut out on the cover.
I used Hero Art's new girlie stamps to decorate the boxes. I have made quite a few to give away.
Here's a side view of this box so you can see the size in comparrison to Box #3.Also, a reminder that the store will be closed tomorrow and Friday. My husband will be having surgery tomorrow and I guess they scheduled it with the holiday so he can rest. The store will be open on Saurday.
Thanks for visiting today and we want to wish you all a very Happy New Years!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Final year end sale!

Hi everyone! This week's sale is the "final year end sale". You must print a copy of this post or if you're going green, show us this post on your cell phone. The entire store inventory will be 30% off the suggested retail prices. Please, no phone calls, holds or adjustments for prior purchases. Sale starts Monday December 28th through Wednesday December 30th. The store will be closed on Thursday and Friday. Enjoy and thanks for supporting J's!
May the new year bring blessings to you and your families. Happy New Year, Clifford and Cheryl.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sizzix shipment and extended yellow tag sale

Hi everyone! We received some new dies from Sizzix and also the carry all box is now in stock and the cute gingerbread man.We are extending our sale on all yellow tagged items until closing on Saturday December 26th. All yellow tagged items are 1/2 off the handwritten price. Some of these items were originally $20 and marked down to $9.50 and with the 1/2 off sale, it will be $4.75. I checked around the store and I saw items for $3 and less.
Here's a Christmas card that I made to send to a special friend. I used one of last years Dandelion holiday stamps, word stamp is from Hero Arts and snowflake border punch is from EK Success.Here's a sample of the new Sizzix popcorn box. It can hold quite a bit of treats. I decorated the top with a Sizzlit snowflake die and added stickles for the glitter on the snowflake.Here's the photo of the top of the box.And lastly, one of our customers made us his and hers snowman covered Hershey candy bars. Such a cute idea using punches.
Thank you for supporting us and shopping at J's!!! Wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

New punches are in

Hi everyone! Another shipment of Martha Stewart punches came in today. We have a very wide selection of punches now. And there's more coming in!
Have a great evening!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

This week's sale and new shipment

Hi everyone! This week we have our biggest yellow tag sale ever!!! You must bring a copy of this post or if you want to save on paper and ink, you can show us this post on your cell phone.
All yellow tagged items are 50% off the handwritten marked down price. Yes, you read correctly. All sales are FINAL and NO RETURNS!
Also, all Sizzix dies, Hero Arts stamps and Spellbinders dies are 20% off the suggested retail prices. Sale ends on 12/23/09.
We received a shipment of Martha Stewart punches on Saturday and also brand new CC Designs stamps.
Have a great evening and Happy Holidays!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Hero Arts shipment

Hi everyone! Here's some of the new Hero Arts stamps that came in today. We'll be having a make & take tomorrow and hope you can join us! Have a great evening!!!

Hero Arts preview party

Hi everyone! Just a reminder that tomorrow is our preview party for the new 2010 stamps from Hero Arts. Please don't forget to bring your scissors, tape runner, 2 way tape and glasses. We're going to have sweet treats and giveaways too!
See you tomorrow!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sizzix Pro dies

Hi everyone! For those of you who bought the new Pro machine, a shipment of 12x12 dies arrived at the store yesterday.
Also, these dies are on sale at 20% off the retail price.
Here's a photo of some of the 12x12 dies. We have more machines and dies on the way.
Have a great Thursday!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New punches in the store

Hi everyone! Here's the rest of the punches that came in on Saturday. I think there's still more coming in. Don't forget about the sale that we have for this week. And also the Hero Arts preview party this Saturday from 10-12 pm.
Have a great evening!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

New punches and this week's sale

Hi everyone! Here's a photo of the new punches that we received this past weekend. There are more coming in. Happy holidays!!! There are only 11 days till Christmas. Are you still looking for a gift for someone?
This week's special is 20% off the retail price on all clear and wood stamps. Plus 20% off the retail price on all Sizzix, Spellbinders and Cuttlebug dies and embossing folders.
And, we'll take off another 10 percent off your entire purchase if you provide a copy of this post.
One per customer per day. This excludes all yellow tagged items. There will be no adjustments to prior purchases, no holds and all sales are final.
Offer starts today, Monday (12/13/09) and ends on Wednesday (12/15/09).
Happy shopping at J's!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hero Arts 2010 preview party

Hi everyone! On Saturday December 19th, we'll be having a Hero Arts preview party on the new 2010 stamps. We'll start at 10 am and finish at noon. They'll be sweet treats as always and prizes too. Please bring a pair of scissors, glue runner tape, 2 way tape and your glasses. Hope you can join us for the party!

A few brand new punches but more coming in today

Hi everyone! We received a few brand new punches yesterday. We have more coming in today.
Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Stamp sale and last Saturday's make & take plus a pop-up card

Hi everyone! We just received a shipment of new items from Trimcraft. We have glitter papers and new wooden stamps from Smirk. Also, all stamps in the store are at 20% off the retail price. I actually finished making the Sizzix Santa sleigh pop-up card yesterday. It wasn't as hard as I thought it was. Santa looks like he has a suntan. The tree is a punch from EK Success. You can check the sample out in the store.
I didn't get a chance to post the photo's of our winners from Saturday's make & take. We had 7 lucky winners. In fact, no one won the last Sidekick machine. Everyone had a great time!I wasn't able to take a photo of the project we made but I will be posting it shortly.On Saturday December 19th, we'll be having a preview party of Hero Arts new stamps for 2010. We'll be doing several make & takes using stamps from the new line. As always, we will start at 10 am. Hope you will be able to join us!
Have a great weekend!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

This week's sale

Hi everyone! Starting tomorrow, Monday December 7th - Wednesday December 9th, all punches are on sale at 25% off the retail prices.Please, no adjustments to prior purchases, no holds and all sales are final.
Thanks and have a great Monday!!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sizzix special sale starts today

Hi everyone! We have a special sale on all Sizzix 3-D pop-up dies and Build A Bear dies. Prices that can't be beat! The sale starts today, Saturday 12/5 and ends on Wednesday, December 9th.
Don't forget about our make & take today from 10-12 pm. Hope you can make it! Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Sizzix new pillowbox die

Hi everyone! Here's a sample I made of the new XL pillowbox die from Sizzix. I textured the background using the winter set textured impressions folder. Attached is an ornament I made from the flower tag die and I cut it out of chipboard. This die comes with easy instructions to make the box.
Here is a side view of the box. Notice there is a pleat on the side of the box. This is a different version of the original pillowbox die.
This is the back of the box and the top where it looks like the pillowbox. The bottom of this box is flat so the box stands upright.
Don't forget about our make & take tomorrow from 10-12 pm. Hope to see you soon!
Have a great Friday!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Make & take this Saturday

Hi everyone! I know the weekends are becoming very busy with all the Christmas shopping going on. And to help you with some crafty gift ideas, we're having a make & take this Saturday, December 5th from 10-12 pm. They'll be sweet treats because you know my husband has a sweet tooth and lots of prizes!!! Please remember to bring scissors, a piercing tool or awl (you will definately need this tool) and your glasses (so you can see where you're poking). Hope to see you this Saturday and have a great humpday!

Monday, November 30, 2009

This weeks sale and additional shipments

Hi everyone!
This weeks special:
30% off the suggested retail prices on all Spellbinders dies and accessories from Monday, November 30th through Thursday, December 3rd.
Also, 20% off suggested retail prices on all Sizzix dies including all new arrivals!!
Please, all sales are final and no holds or adjustments on prior purchases.
And yes, there are new "in store yellow tag specials" no calls please.

Here's a photo of the EK Success punches that arrived at the store today and also new stamps from Imaginisce and couple embossing folders from Cuttlebug.

Have a great evening!!!

New Sizzix and long post

Hi everyone! These just arrived at the store today. All from Sizzix and brand new dies except a few. The long awaited gingerbread house bag die is finally back in stock. The new gingerbread man die will look great used together with that die. Hope you get a chance to stop by the store to see all the new dies. Don't forget, Sizzix dies are all at 20% off. Here's a new box that I made using the Sizzix carry all box die. I used a new Martha Stewart punch called flower bed to decorate the bottom of the box. Sorry, I didn't center the border and I didn't want to take it off and redo it. Bird stamp is from Dandelion Designs and the word is embossed with a Hero Arts word stamp.This next card was made to show you the new Martha Stewart thank you punch that we just got in last week. This is one punch to have if you make a lot of thank you cards. You don't have to do any stamping, just punch the word thank you out. Very easy!This is a gift tag that you can make in a couple minutes. I used a Sizzix embossing folder for the snowflake and added a blue gemstone in the middle of the snowflake. And that's it.This last gift tag was made to use the rest of the flower bed border scrap from the carry all box. Another quick and easy gift tag that takes only a few minutes to make.Hope you're all having a great Monday!!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Additional Black Friday specials!!!

Hi everyone! Starting tomorrow, Friday November 27th and Saturday November 28th, the entire store is on sale at 25% off the retail prices. This excludes all the Black Friday specially low priced items. Please, no holds or adjustments on prior purchases and all sales are final.Yesterday, we received a shipment of new Martha Stewart punches and a heating gun plus another funky scissors called a "fringe scissors". I love this new scissors! So many things that you can make with it.
Sorry about the picture, Cliff uses his phone to take it so it is harder to get a clearer photo.
Hope you're all having a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!!! See you soon and happy shopping!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Gingerbread man tag holder

Hi everyone! Here's a quick and fast project for you. This is last years Sizzix gingerbread man die. We have a lot of gingerbread man dies coming in a shipment the first week of December along with a bunch of new dies. For this project, I cut the tag out using the Ellison Prestige machine in the store. If you would like to have some tags cut out for you, just purchase the paper and Cliff will cut it for you. I added some large mint candy canes in the pocket but you can also put a package of stamps or gift card or treats. Edit: There is a minimum purchase of 20 sheets of paper to have this tag cut. You may have to leave it and come back to pick it up if the store is busy at the time of purchase. Thanks for understanding!
Hope you're having a great Wednesday and tomorrow is turkey day!!! The store will be closed for Thanksgiving and we want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

New arrivals

Hi everyone! We received quite a bit of product over the weekend. For Sizzix, we have a new XL die carry all box, Christmas girl Build a Bear die, Martha Stewart punches and bakers twine. This years MS snowflake punch is also in. We have a restock on those funky scissors from EK Success.Another shipment of CC Designs stamps just arrived today too.Have a great evening!!! Don't forget about our BF specials this week.

Black Friday specials

Hi everyone! To all you wonderful customers who have supported J's Knicknacks--HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
We are having Black Friday specials that will start from tomorrow, Tuesday November 24th, Wednesday November 25th and Friday November 27th.
Please, there will be no holding of items.
The specials are on the Sizzix Big Shot, Sizzix Express machine, all Sizzix pop-up dies, Sizzix Build-a-bear dies, Scor-Pal and Imaginisce's brad maker.
Also on Friday, there will be additional surprise specials--no phone calls please!
Have a great Thanksgiving!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A little late and a new CC Designs card

Hi everyone! I'm a little slow in posting this pop-up card that we did for a make & take a couple weeks ago. This is the snowman pop-up die card that we made. The snowflakes and Merry Christmas phrase are both Sizzlit sets. Here's the snowman. He pops up when you open the card.
Last week we had Jodie doing a make & take with copic markers. I took home the stamped image and colored it following her instructions. I need a lot of practice. The picture might be a little off since I took it kind of close up. Here's a card that I made yesterday using one of the new stamps from CC Designs that we just got in the store. I used the new Cuttlebug embossing folder called candy cane stripes to make the background for the card.The bench is a separate stamp from CC Designs. We also have a fence stamp.
The snowflake is from an old MS punch that I bought last year.
Hope you're having a great Thursday! See you soon!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New CC Designs and Sizzix XL die

Hi everyone! Yesterday we received a shipment of the new CC Designs Christmas stamps. It's a little hard to see in this photo but you can kind of see some of them. We have Coco Emma, Winter Emma, Ornament Trevor, Santa Emma, Christmas Emma, Christmas Trevor, Ski Bunny Trevor, Winter Trevor and Otis & Milo's Winter Wishes. We also reordered the stamps that sold out from last week's shipment.
And lastly, a new XL die from Sizzix called Card, A2 with circle. This die coordinates with some Sizzlit sets and circle stamps that are in the store.Don't forget about our sale this week! I'll be posting next week our Black Friday special.
Have a great Tuesday and keep warm!