Monday, April 21, 2008

Celebrate Mother's Day and Get Free Shipping!

Here in the USA Mother's Day is May 11 - just 3 weeks away! Although Mother's Day is celebrated on different days throughout the world, in every country it is a time to honor and give thanks for mothers, to take time to reconnect with the woman who cared for us as a child, and perhaps to give her a sweet, handmade gift.

Let your mom know how much she means to you by giving her the gift of Technique Tuesday Clear Stamps. When you place an order from now through April 25 on our website and enter the code "Mom2008" at checkout, you'll receive free shipping within the USA on your order.

Click Here to learn more about the products used to make the Mom tag book.

Place your order soon - free shipping is only available for 1 week!

New Stamps!

Our newest flower stamp set is called Pocket Full of Posies. If you prefer a simple style, you can stamp these beautiful flowers and leaves directly onto cardstock. For a more embellished look, like the "Delight" layout, stamp the flowers and leaves onto a transparency using black ink. Then apply acrylic paint to the back side of the transparency to add color. To attach the flowers, we used pretty brads to mimic flower centers. To learn more about the products used to make this layout, click here.

The large flower in the Pocket Full of Posies stamp set is 3-inches across and makes a beautiful accent on a layout or card. The smaller flower is just under 1-inch wide and can be used to create a petite bouquet or fill in around the larger flower. Check out the card gallery on our website for additional projects made with this new stamp set.
As with all our stamp sets, a Pocket Full of Posies is made in the USA using environmentally friendly processes. For only $9.99, you can be confident that you are getting the best quality stamps in the world.
If you'd like to see more of our Spring 2008 new products, ask for them at your favorite store. Or go to the "New for Spring 2008" page on our website.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

World Autism Awareness Day

Today is World Autism Awareness Day.

Autism Speaks was our Tuesdays Child Foundation charity for 2007. We will be continuing to donate 50% of the proceeds to Autism Speaks from the sale of two of our products:

Pieces of the Puzzle Stamp Set

FUNdamental Pieces Technique Tiles

To Autism Speaks through the month of April 2008.

A note from our owner Bev Grey:

In 2007, our Tuesday’s Child efforts were focused on autism. I've seen our creative director, Eileen Collins, search for answers, challenge the status quo, and share quiet moments of joy with her son
who has autism. Through her, I learned that autism affects 1 in every 150 children. It is more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. There is no known cause or cure for autism. Based on these statistics and the impact that Eileen and her son have had on me, I decided to try to help change the future of children and families who are affected by autism by focusing our first Tuesday’s Child program on autism.

Pieces of the Puzzle Stamp Set

In April of 2007, we released two products—a stamp set called Pieces of the Puzzle, and a set of 12x12-inch Technique Tiles called FUNdamental Pieces—in support of autism awareness. Although we designed these products to include some images and words associated with autism, these products were also intended to appeal to those who may not even know what autism is.

We asked our customers to join us in this fight by sharing their stories about how autism had impacted their lives, by supporting a friend who has a child with autism, by raising awareness in their communities, by donating directly to a charity of their choice, or by purchasing these two Technique Tuesday products. We have been thrilled with the response.

FUNdamental Pieces 12x12 Technique Tiles Numerous scrapbookers sent layouts to us that we highlighted during 2007 in a gallery on our website. People from all over the world called us, wrote email, and tracked us down at scrapbook conventions to tell us about how autism has touched their lives. A number of our wholesale customers had fund raisers in their stores or events to promote autism awareness. The response has been astounding. We are also thrilled that we were able to donate thousands of dollars to Autism Speaks so far and we’re not done yet. We will continue our commitment to this cause through April (Autism Awareness Month) 2008.

New Products for Spring!

We hope that you had a very HOPPY Easter :)

These new stamps were released a few weeks ago and should be arriving in your favorite store now!

We are SO-Eggsited
about this little treasure. Perfect for capturing the joy of the Easter holiday at only $2.49 MSRP, this stamp set is sure to be a hip hoppity hit!

Most scrapbooker's and paper crafter's stories begin at home. Our new Home is Where Your Heart Is stamp set will help you celebrate your family, your stories, and your home.

Fresh off our victory for the
best journaling tool in Creating Keepsakes Magazine’s Ultimate Product Guide, we’ve added another journaling stamp to our collection. Today is a great little journaling spot is the perfect addition for just a dab of details.