Monday, August 31, 2009

It's kinda like Christmas......

Did you ever watch that package under the Christmas tree for weeks sort of knowing what was inside but not quite sure?

How about that wrapped birthday present up in the top of the closet that you weren't really supposed to see, but there it is....

We are entering the final stretch in getting the store ready to open and it is with mixed emotions that I must tell you that we have blocked out the windows and they will remain that way until October 2nd at 10 am when we open the doors for the first time.

We are about to lay the carpet and the fixtures are going up and we'll begin to put the product out. I think that you will all be very, very pleased. As Tom and I have unpacked product and checked it all in I grow more and more convinced that the selection and breadth of product line will be like none you have ever seen!

So, in order to keep as much as possible under wraps until the 'ta-da' moment in October, we are operating behind brown paper and closed doors - please allow us to surprise you just a little!

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Synchronize your watches. Mark your calendar. Take a vacation day from work on October 2, 2009. Anthologies is only a little over 5 weeks away and we can't wait!
See you soon!

Monday, August 24, 2009

What a great day!

We had our first Anthologies outing together on Saturday and it was so much fun! We participated in a local 12-hour Crop for the Cure to raise funds for breast cancer research. Anthologies donated several door prizes and two beautiful albums for a raffle.We also offered a make-and-take card (see below) for 70 or so participants which Susan designed for us.Isn't it wonderful?!?! It had to be relatively simple and quick and everything was precut. She used three beautiful patterned papers from Melissa Frances' Thankful line. Just to add to the fun...I provided a free 12x12 page lo kit for all of the croppers too! Many other vendors contributed to the door prizes and held M&T's for these lucky croppers and if you ever get the chance to eat at Sweet Tomatoes...take it! They provided lunch and it was oh so yummy!

My hat goes off to the coordinators of this 12-hour event! They did an amazing job! It was fabulous to be in a room full of 70+ croppers, many of whom are breast cancer survivors. Thank you for sharing your stories with us! Around $3500 in donations were raised as a result of the Crop for the Cure! All of us here at Anthologies are so thankful to have been a part of this incredible event!

Joyfully Yours,
Tracy :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

G'Day Mate!

Well, those of you subscribing to the newsletter know that I am on a roll about Kaiser Craft! An Australian company, they are so fun to talk to on the phone..... just to hear their accent.
As a retailer, I'm called a 'Stockist' - not sure what that means, but okay.
I am in love with all their surfaces and can't wait for all the goodies to get here. Here's a double whammy for you - the wood birdhouse surface using the new collection 'Loire Valley'.
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It's a beautiful day!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

jelly roll! jelly roll! jelly roll!

Look at what just arrived~!

Moda Fabrics 'Jelly Rolls' in beautiful fabrics just screaming to go on those surfaces!
Frames, boxes, books, even your beautiful pages!
Click on the picture to look at these beautiful patterns and colors up close - you'll love Moda Fabrics at Anthologies!
Yum, yum! Jelly Rolls!

Friday, August 7, 2009

And the winners are......

Thanks so much for all of your perseverance! The total number of times that our mascot appears in the videos is..... (drum roll please)...... 31. That's right!

And the winners are:

Day to Day
Art Angel

(Winners - please e-mail me your contact information at thanks!)
All of the above lucky and attentive guessers will win the following wonderful package of new products:

1 Bottle of NEW! Rock Candy Stickels
1 Bottle of Glimmer Mist
3 Sheets of the beautiful NEW! collection 'Indian Summer' by Basic Grey
2 Sheets of Core'dinations card stock

We can't wait to see what beautiful creations come out of these new items!

Thanks to all who submitted your guesses to the contest! It's great to have a little fun with it!
The first newsletter went out earlier this week and we are hearing allot about it too - be sure you are not missing out and click on the link at the left to sign up. You won't want to miss it!

It's a Beautiful Day!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Well, we’ve just about saturated the air waves with CHA video…. But don’t want you to miss any of the beautiful designs that we got to see.

This will be our last and final post from CHA this summer.

Enjoy…..’cause it’s a beautiful day!

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N-O-W you can start counting the dragonflies!