Southwest Crafters was created by Janna and Kristan who are local manufacture reps supporting the independent retailers in the Southwest and helping to promote and educate crafters about the lines we represent

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Hope you are all having an amazing summer so far and figuring out how to keep those kids entertained while running your stores. We know it’s a challenge. There is a lot of good stuff to share with you. Lot’s of companies have done mid-season pre-show releases – Yeah !!!! Just want to make sure you don’t miss any of them.

{Adorn It by Carolee’s} – Check out the American Collection from Adorn It – click on the link to open the idea book/catalog, In addition I have put their new sports catalog in the mail today to each of you.

{Bo Bunny} – If you haven’t taken the time to look at the ENTIRE new spring collection from Bo Bunny. Click {HERE} to view the catalog. Let me know if you need an order form.

{Crafters Workshop} - PreShow Specials (I have attached a pdf file with the new templates)
#1. Purchase all 6 12x12 Designs(6 pcs each) Regular cost $108.00 PreShow cost $97.20 (10% Off)
#2. Get all 6- 6x6 (6 pcs each) Regular cost $63.00 PreShow cost $56.70 (10% Off)
#3. Take the leap & get both 12x12 & 6x6 Regular cost $171.00 Spectacular PreShow cost $145.00 (15% Off)

{Design Originals} – Clear Acrylic Albums are all the rage. Make sure these books are displayed right there with your albums.

{DCWV/Pressed Petals} – Make sure all your new DCWV products are full stocked – HOT SELLERS can’t sell if they are not in stock. The Glitter and embossed papers ordered in open stock and stacks are continuing to do well throughout the market.

{Doodlebug} - How does your garden grow? Warm summer days bring fresh blossoms full of color. Doodlebug has a bouquet of flocked products that will help you adorn any project. Create a garden of crafts with the Doodlebug Crushed Velvet line! Make your project is petal soft with a sprinkle of Crushed Velvet flock coating, embellish your cards & pages with our new Crushed Velvet brads or use our Crushed Velvet cardstock to add a touch of softness. Dig in and watch your imagination blossom!

{Flair Designs} – Flair’s new Seaside Collection is as light and sunny as an afternoon on the beach. The soft colors and coastal imagery featured in these papers and stickers will capture the breezy feel of all your seashore memories. The Seaside Collection is SHIPPING NOW.
NEW Seaside Sticker Sheets -The ocean imagery and phrases on these two sticker sheets allow you to easily embellish your beach-themed projects with tabs, arrows, brackets, quotes, and much more!

{Gary Burlin & Co} – remember that will can get you all your basics from one reliable source (inks, trimmers, adhesive, pens, tools, scissors, punches and the list goes on and on) – if you are need of a Gary Burlin catalog or supplements please just let me know.

{G-C-D Studios}- Don’t forget about this fabulous new line – they launched at CHA and if you haven’t had the chance to bring in their product yet – this is perfect time to give your customers something NEW !!!!

{Glitz Design} - EVERY ORDER OVER $300 WILL RECEIVE OVER $100 WORTH OF FREE PAPER! THEY WILL BE GIVING AWAY THE ENTIRE DOZER LINE! THIS PAPER LINE IS PERFECT FOR ALL THE BOYS IN YOUR LIFE! DOZER NUMBER PAPER IS BEING FEATURED IN AN UPCOMING ISSUE OF CK MAGAZINE! GET YOUR FREE DOZER PAPER TODAY! They are also having a very cool contest – check out the details {HERE} And if you want a sneak peak at their new CHA release GiGi click {HERE} ***Remember also that the GLITZ GIRLS are Arizona Locals and they would love to come and teach at your store. If you are interested let me know and I will get you more details.***

{Imaginisce}ALL KINDS OF HAPPY and BABY POWDER are NOW SHIPPING and IN-STOCK, if you did not get a chance to order these yet – they are a must. The hottest new collections in the industry. Also getting ready for CHA summer, imaginisce has launched two more NEW COLLECTIONS – HALLOWHIMSY & SNOWY JOPre- orders are being taken now and this product will begin to ship July 26. If you like it – buy it. Because this product will go fast. They have also introduced new products in the BLACK TIE OPTIONAL COLLECTION and GOTTA BUY BASICS. A SHORE THING continues to be a number one seller, if you need to re-order we need to do so NOW because this product won’t be available much longer. In addition Imaginisce has some of our favorite collections already marked down in order to make room for their new collections.
For Peeps Sake – 25% off
Loves Me – 75% off – get it today before it’s gone tomorrow
Then last but not least, check out the clearnace

CHECK OUT THEIR {IDEA GALLERY} lot’s of cool ideas !!!!

{Lasting Impressions} join our stores that have found incredible success with introducing dry embossing to their customers. Lasting Impressions has everything you need. Their templates go hand in hand with your sizzix machines and together make one of a kind cards and embellishments.

{Memory Mixer} Digital Scrapbooking continues to grow. If you are interested in bringing in Memory Mixer – I would be happy to come and teach classes. The one thing you may not know about Memory Mixer is that you can create your own Photo Books. Memory Mixers photo book pricing is the best kept secret.
MemoryMixer Photo Books are the very best. They are stitched and bound to provide a quality book that is custom just for you, yet at a very good price! Imagine quality, 26 page photobooks starting at $9.95 check it out {HERE}

{Piggy Tales} is all new to us since our last trade show – so it is all new and exciting to us. Traveling and teaching around the country I am finding that scrapbookers are falling in love with Piggy Tales, but have a hard time finding it in their local scrapbook stores. SO let’s make sure you are stocked with their super cute product. Piggy Tales Double-sided cardstock is printed on recycled, 12"x12", acid & lignin free, 65lb paper with organic ink. Sold in packs of 25 sheets. So check it out {HERE} and let’s order some today

{Rusty Pickle} – Bottle rockets collection is SUPER HOT – check it out {HERE} It is SHIPPING NOW !!!!!

{Sandylion} – Do you offer Disney Classes ? If not the time is NOW. Disney is HOT, HOT, HOT especially in the summer vaction months. Do something to draw attention to your disney classes and disney section. Make sure that Disney section is chalked full of good stuff. Check it out {HERE} or check out your Sandylion catalog for Disney’s Best.

Do you know that scrapbook blogs are buzzing with news of Rouge. Check out some of the amazing ideas – direct from FRANCE {HERE} Sandylion is the exclusive distributor of Rouge so now you can Bring the hottest look to your store (without going all the way to France) with this great incentive available on any orders written and shipped between June 1st and June 30th. Write a $500.00 order that includes either of these first two collections of Rouge de Garance (it’s that very elegant looking 5x7 catalog with rivet in the corner securing the pages) and receive free freight and 5% discount. Immediate shipping !!!!! Urbaine Collection Code: RSCBD1 $130.50 USDFleur de Tiare Collection Code: RSCBD2 $130.50 USD

Now that is what I call a deal. But that is not all – how about a FREE stamp offer – to use with demos in the store, door prizes and customer incentives, use this free stamp offer to drive foot traffic to your store. Purchase 18 stamp sets get 3 FREE stamp sets. Kelly Pannacci stamps from Sadnylion are so amazing and so fun to use. Check them out {HERE}

{Scenic Route} – Check out LIBERTY & APPLETON
LIBERTY - "Red, white, and blue-tiful" is how one scrapbooker recently described our new Liberty line!

Bold stars and stripes combined with vibrant blues, reds and a punch of golden yellow create the patriotic palette of Liberty. This 4th of July themed mini-line with coordinating stamps, buttons, die cuts, stickers and chipboard is just what you need for capturing those 'all American' memories this summer season.

Although Liberty is obviously a 4th of July themed line, the papers, die cuts, stamps and buttons do not carry the 4th of July theme. That means they're versatile enough to work great for TONS of other things besides the 4th. Think baseball, think military, think boys, think international flags - you name it!

As with our other themed mini lines, Liberty includes 5 double-sided papers, 1 Scrap Strip, 1 Sticker Embellishment, a 12x12 Die Cut Sheet, 1 Chipboard Embellishment, buttons and a NEW set of Stars Clear Stamps.

APPLETON - School's in session with Appleton! Animated letters and numbers combined with lively blues, yellows, reds and greens create the 'smart' palette of Appleton. This school themed mini-line with coordinating stamps, buttons, die cuts, stickers and chipboard is perfect for capturing those school memories. Appleton Rules!

Although Appleton is obviously a school themed line, the papers, die cuts, stamps and buttons do not carry the school theme. That means they're versatile enough to work great for TONS of other things besides school like boys, summer, sports - you name it!

As with our other themed mini lines, Appleton includes 5 double-sided papers, 1 Scrap Strip, 1 Sticker Embellishment, a 12x12 Die Cut Shapes Sheet, a NEW 12x12 Die Cut Alphabet Sheet, 1 Chipboard Embellishment, buttons and a NEW set of Elementary #'s Clear Stamps.

Click here to view the Appleton line as well as other existing Scenic Route products that coordinate beautifully.

Click here to see what scrapbookers are saying about Appleton, our newest mini line.

{Therm-o-Web / Mimi} – how is your adhesive ? Remember Therm-o-web has a fabulous Customer Loyalty Program and they are a 2 day ship. You'll find Therm O Web adhesives keeping your memories together. Therm O Web is a leader in adhesives for all your craft needs

{Tinkering Ink}-
The new 6” circle peek-a-boo album is now available and will start shipping June 16th. THAT’S TODAY FOLKS !!!!

BARCODE – 810123012831
DESCRIPTION – 6” Circle Peek-a-boo Album
Wholesale - $7.50
Retail - $14.99
Packed – 4 pieces

Free Freight on your order with the purchase of 12 circle Albums
40% off our 8” x 8” pads when you purchase 4 or more 8” x 8” peek-a-boo Albums
The 8” x 8” pads are available in the Botanical Bliss, Haberdasher and Yuletide Collections and have 24 single sided sheets of paper in each pad.
Wholesale - $4.00 / limited time discount $2.40
Retail $7.99
25% off all Phrase and Alphabet rub-on transfers – Pink, Blue or Green alphabets or Black and White phrase transfers from the Blur Collection
Wholesale - $2.50 / limited time discount $1.88
Retail $4.99

**** Also, I know many of you are doing Christmas in July events – check out the YULETIDE collection from Tinkering Ink – I am sure it will be new for many of you and they will be adding 6 new papers to the collections very soon.

{We Are Memory Keepers} – The “WHITE OUT COLLECTIONS” continues to be a best seller throughout the market – check it out {here} – How is your stock of Big Bites and crop a diles ? Here is a link to the crop a dile instructions you can print out and display for all those who are still wondering what it is and HOW they are supposed to use it click {HERE}. Also – get your customer’s hooked on the 4x6 six up photo pages that fit the 12x12 albums. I am addicted. Big time. I share a little bit about this concept on my blog {HERE} In fact I am going to be starting a series of classes focused on this concept.

**With the way the price of gas is soaring I just want to take this opportunity to remind you that our services are FREE to you. Remember, you do not pay ANYTHING extra to use a rep and get the perks that we provide (for example CHA POST SHOW PARTY and such) and we help to establish those relationships between you and our manufactures. Just as a reminder, we only get paid comission on orders that go through us. We do not get paid if you order direct. So in order to help us, help you please be sure that all orders are faxed or emailed directly to your rep.

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