Three Things +1.

Introducing a new weekly Tuesday feature:
Three Things.

Three new products that have caught my attention this week:

1. American Crafts Detailed Layered Embellishments: can't seem to get enough felt + I love the simplicity of these little embellishments. They are available in three different color families - love these too.

2. Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Spills & Splatters Stamps: love them for the "embrace imperfection" sentiment + the purposeful mess.

3. The Designing With Recipe Book: this series of books have always been good going (check out the classic Designing with Textures) and the newest one is no exception.

And here's something I am really looking forward to seeing next week at CHA: new easel mini books from Karen Russell/Narratives that include scalloped paper + transparencies. They are not available yet but will be coming to a store near you soon:


You can see more of Karen's new release on her blog.

31 thoughts

  1. Cindy McDannold

    2008-02-06 00:58:37 -0500

    I have the first Designing with books and I believe that it's the first time I came in contact with Heidi Swapp's great talent. Thanks so much for sharing the information that you do. It's such a help to those of us in areas that do not have LSS and can't readily access new products. Hope you and yours are on the road to good health. Cindy

  2. sue

    2008-02-06 01:05:46 -0500

    Those stamps are so cool. Must order some. Also love that easel album. Sure wish I could go to CHA and I wish HGTV was still doing their special on it.

  3. Shannon

    2008-02-06 02:11:24 -0500

    Hope the guys get to feeling better.
    Love the felt and the Karen Russell book. Looking forward to CHA.

  4. junebug

    2008-02-06 02:21:53 -0500

    Thanks for sharing Ali. I cannot thank you enough for the constant inspiration. I came upon this blog today.
    It's a dad's daily documentation of his two daughters. The photos are pretty awesome. Just thought I'd share too. Hoping the boys are feeling better.

  5. ~SandyPea~

    2008-02-06 02:36:18 -0500

    Karen's stuff rocks! I'm fortunate enough to live in the same town and have taken many of her classes. She's a doll. I hope your family heals quickly...we've got the crud going around here too :(

  6. Mish Gasser

    2008-02-06 02:38:34 -0500

    Hope your family is feeling better soon Ali, and that you can stay healthy for CHA! Thanks for the cool new goodies...they look like fun!

  7. Deb Wisker

    2008-02-06 02:43:44 -0500

    Great stuff! Thanks for sharing! Linking up to you from my blog for my readers!! They'll love this stuff too!

  8. alexandra

    2008-02-06 02:51:55 -0500

    Love the Karen Russell goodies - thanks for the link.
    Hope everyone's health is improving over there. Take care.

  9. Michelle Shuman

    2008-02-06 03:23:47 -0500

    Hope your boys are feeling better! I know in my house, it's almost worse when the Daddy is sick than with my little guys! lol ;o)
    Those new products ROCK...I'm sooooooooo into the felt products that are coming out (and now I don't have to try to re-invent my own using my Cuttlebug anymore!) Thanks for sharing!

  10. Nicky Anderson

    2008-02-06 04:31:19 -0500

    Some exciting new stuff.
    Hope your boys are feeling better!!!

  11. Erica Hettwer

    2008-02-06 05:50:08 -0500

    I've been drooling over Karen's new albums, too! Yummers! :D

  12. Dawn McVey (dawnsing)

    2008-02-06 06:06:24 -0500

    Such cute goodies, Ali! Those books look darling! Hope your sickies are all better soon!

  13. cindy b

    2008-02-06 06:29:14 -0500

    Hi Ali. Hope the 'boys' are feeling better. I have those Tim Holtz stamps!!! One out of three ain't bad. Peace and blessings...

  14. Carrie D

    2008-02-06 07:32:43 -0500

    I am loving the easel books and Tim's stamps. How cool!! Hope Simon and Chris are on the mend and that you continue to stay healthy!

  15. sheri

    2008-02-06 07:41:28 -0500

    Hi Ali,
    I love the AC felt flowers - very pretty.
    Enjoy reading your blog -- I noticed the Green links on the left -- do you have any suggestions for buying scrapbooking supplies that are "green"? Has the industry started to make some e-friendly changes?

  16. Cathy D

    2008-02-06 07:57:22 -0500

    OMG those books are adorable, I can't wait to get my hands on one of those!

  17. Tara

    2008-02-06 08:11:38 -0500

    hope you all are feeling better, our house went through the flu at Christmas and now all of us have terrible colds!
    Love the new albums by Karen!

  18. suetreiber

    2008-02-06 08:20:31 -0500

    oooh yummy scrap goodness!

  19. Anilu Magloire

    2008-02-06 10:38:58 -0500

    I have those stamps and I thought of you when I found them :)

  20. krisfred

    2008-02-06 11:24:40 -0500

    Karen is brilliant...!! She'll be teaching at the Scrapbk Oasis on Saturday 2/9 starting at 9 come on down, ok?

  21. Dolly

    2008-02-06 11:31:33 -0500

    Hi Ali!
    Karen Russell's stuff is awesome and she is such a sweetheart. As the above poster said, she is teaching a couple of great classes at the Scrapbook Oasis on Saturday (the 6 hr Photography Class is incredible) so if you are coming to CHA come and visit, the owner Karen is one awesome's been too long since we've been able to connect.

  22. Debby

    2008-02-06 12:26:53 -0500

    I put Tim's stamp on my wish list at And I'll ask my LSS owner to order the Narratives book. Good looking.

  23. Charin

    2008-02-06 12:58:04 -0500

    Yummy stuff, Ali! :) I am so excited about those Karen Russell easel books to come out! :)

  24. Nicole

    2008-02-07 01:29:46 -0500

    Wow! I did a similar thing with all of my LOs last year, but I didn't have nearly the number you do. I had them in really bad, cheap albums that were falling apart and warping, so I bought some nice onces and extra page protectors. Now they're all nice and neat and I have more LOs per was such a good feeling when I was finished and now I enjoy looking at my albums so much more.

  25. Tif

    2008-02-08 04:48:57 -0500

    Fun stuff! Thank you for sharing.

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