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 13:58:37 +0800

    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

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  2. sue

    2008-02-06 14:05:46 +0800

    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.

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  3. Shannon

    2008-02-06 15:11:24 +0800

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

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  4. junebug

    2008-02-06 15:21:53 +0800

    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.

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  5. ~SandyPea~

    2008-02-06 15:36:18 +0800

    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 :(

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  6. Mish Gasser

    2008-02-06 15:38:34 +0800

    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!

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  7. Deb Wisker

    2008-02-06 15:43:44 +0800

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

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  8. alexandra

    2008-02-06 15:51:55 +0800

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

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  9. Michelle Shuman

    2008-02-06 16:23:47 +0800

    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!

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  10. Nicky Anderson

    2008-02-06 17:31:19 +0800

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

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  11. Erica Hettwer

    2008-02-06 18:50:08 +0800

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

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  12. Dawn McVey (dawnsing)

    2008-02-06 19:06:24 +0800

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

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  13. cindy b

    2008-02-06 19:29:14 +0800

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

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  14. Carrie D

    2008-02-06 20:32:43 +0800

    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!

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  15. sheri

    2008-02-06 20:41:28 +0800

    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?

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  16. Cathy D

    2008-02-06 20:57:22 +0800

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

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  17. Tara

    2008-02-06 21:11:38 +0800

    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!

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  18. suetreiber

    2008-02-06 21:20:31 +0800

    oooh yummy scrap goodness!

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  19. Anilu Magloire

    2008-02-06 23:38:58 +0800

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

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  20. krisfred

    2008-02-07 00:24:40 +0800

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

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  21. Dolly

    2008-02-07 00:31:33 +0800

    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.

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  22. Debby

    2008-02-07 01:26:53 +0800

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

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  23. Charin

    2008-02-07 01:58:04 +0800

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

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  24. Nicole

    2008-02-07 14:29:46 +0800

    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.

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  25. Tif

    2008-02-08 17:48:57 +0800

    Fun stuff! Thank you for sharing.

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