Monday, June 18, 2012

Video: New Stacks at Jo-Anns!

Hey everyone! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was fab...we had lots of warm weather here in Utah so I did lots of swimming and tanning with the kiddos, yummy Mexican food, a fun baby shower for my cousin...just a good weekend of hanging out basically :) Love those kinds! I did work quite a bit this weekend too! Which is totally OK...when you work from home, it seems like you just work whenever you can including weekends. It works for me :) 

This weekend was FUN work too. Did you hear the big news?! No, I am not pregnant ;) 


We are looking for our very first design team!! Get all of the details HERE on how you can enter. The deadline is June 30th. We will be announcing the new team at CHA on July 16th which will be very fun :) But it makes for a tight deadline so get going on your submissions! I have already been getting lots of questions so I wanted to answer them here so everyone can see.

Do we have to have a blog to apply? 
We really want our design team to each have their own blogs that they maintain. You don't have to have a blog to apply but if you are chosen, we would like you to start one then.

I live overseas and would REALLY like to apply. Any way you can lift your international restriction? 
I talked to Bossman yesterday about this and after lots of discussion, we decided YES, we want our International Stack-a-holics to apply! The issue we were faced with is high costs of shipping products overseas. Our paper is HEAVY and I want to spoil our team which means high shipping costs that we will be paying. But this is something we will take on because we really want to keep this open to everyone!!! ***I have changed the original blog post to allow international submissions.

What is an "off the page" project? 
Basically it is anything that is not a layout or a card! Think altered items, home decor projects, gift items, holiday items, mini albums, party set ups....HERE is a link to Michaels website to their "Off the Page Idea" Category which may help :)

Can the projects we submit be projects we have already made?
Yes! Whatever you feel is your best work which represents you as a crafter the best way!

Will you compensate design team members that get their projects (using your products) published in print magazines?
This is something I will have to discuss with Bossman. There really are only a few print magazines left sadly :) If we decide to do this I will let the design team know once they are chosen.

I hope this helps clear up some confusion! I am already getting submissions and I am SOOO excited!!! This is going to be so much fun!


And if the excitement level wasn't high enough already... HERE is a new video showing you 4 new lines that will be new to Jo-Anns! Stardust, Homespun, A Type of Art & Guilded Orchard will be out as early as NEXT WEEK! I think I said in the video the end of July but I meant the end of June ;) Hey, I'm not perfect hee hee! 

Be sure and leave me a comment telling me what your favorites are!! I love reading your favorite picks!

Have a fabulous day, everyone!

66 comments:

  1. Oh they look awesome :)

    StefanieH

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  2. I'm LOVING Gilded Orchard & Stardust. The colors are a-maze-ing! Can't wait for my J's to get them!

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  3. My favorite would be the homespun but I like the stardust too.

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  4. I love A Type Art & Homespun!

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  5. My favorite is the homespun stack!! Love it!!!

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  6. I love them all! The Homespun one is cool with the stitching and the cute birds! I think that is my favorite.... :)

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  7. I am so glad I saw this today! I was about to scrap some pics from the Griffith Observatory and now I HAVE to wait until I can get that stardust stack!

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  8. The 'Stardust' stack is awesome! I'm suddenly planning a trip to Joann's... :-)

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  9. Love the video and can't wait to see them in person. Love them all, but my fave has to be the Gilded Orchard. Looking forward to adding them all to my stash!!

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  10. Got to get me some Gilded Orchard! And I might just pick up the Stardust stack...I could potentically see some boy pages with that (ie: Star Wars or some other space theme).

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  11. This day just get elevated to AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Wow love that video, now where is my credit card lol

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  12. Great new stacks! My favorites are A Type of Art and Homespun. Thanks for the sneaks!

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  13. I am in love with the stardust stack, now I just have to keep my patience til the end of july to see it..........thinking it would be great for graduation and journaling the aspirations my son sees in his future.

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  14. I love the Gilded Orchard. I can't wait to see the mat stacks to see what they look like in smaller form. Ideas are already spinning, thanks!

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  15. Those new stacks are so pretty! It's a toss up between Guilded Orchard and Stardust as far as my favorite. Really looking forward to seeing them in person!

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  16. These are awesome I love the Gilded Orchard then the stardust would be my next choice!!!

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  17. I want them all and I think it really sucks that I live in Canada...so no JoAnnes here. I can dream about them and hope we will have a future trip to the States.

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  18. My two favorites are A Type of Art and Guilded Orchard. Can't wait to get my hands on them.
    GloriaH

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  19. Oh good the new stacks are coming sooner. I wanted to use one for my design team submission.

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  20. I really like all these stacks but I have to say that A Type Art is my fave out of them all.

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  21. I love the TypeArt-it looks so versatile.And it's cherry and happy!

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  22. I so love all your collections but I have to admit that the Stardust and the Gilded Orchard are my cats meow and I can't wait to get my hands on them.

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  23. Hi, Erin! These look really cute. I think Stardust and Guilded Orchard are my favorites out of this release. If I may make a suggestion... there are tons of card makers out here in Papercraft Land and an 6" or 8" square stack with scaled down prints would be awesome. Many of us prefer making square cards and the mat stacks are too narrow to use for that unless I use multiple pages. Maybe that's by design but in this economy, we need to save a penny any way we can. The square stacks often work better for mini books and albums too. Thanks for reading this.

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  24. Okay, you were losing me until Stardust, but WOW! I love that stack. The nebulas, constellations, and the deep rich colors are awesome!

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  25. Stardust is tops on my list, as my husband's favorite hobby is astronomy! You guys did an awesome job on that one. I also love Gilded Orchard! Thanks for the peek.

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  26. I am in LOVE with the Stardust stack! I love anything celestial and this paper is just amazing! I love all of the foiling and the beautiful colors! I am so getting a stack (or maybe 2) of this one!

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  27. I am NOT watching that video because I will just want those stacks and Joann's needs to hurry up and open in Canada!

    Good luck to everyone who applies for the DT!

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  28. I think A Type of Art is so fun - love fonts and alphabets!
    Sounds like you'll be loads busy reviewing DT apps, Erin. :) Good luck to all - I know you'll end up with a great crew!

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  29. All the new stacks are great. I love A Type of Art. Thanks for sharing and good luck to all those applying for the DT.

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  30. All the new stacks look really neat! I really don't know which is my favorite.

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  31. Sooooooooo Exciting! Love the new papers. They look like so much fun and I can hardly wait for them to arrive. My favorite - I think is "A Type of Art" because I'm taking calligraphy lessons right now and fonts of all type are very interesting to me. But than again - Stardust just gets the imagination going and makes wishing upon a star a reality. Great papers.

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  32. Love the Home Spun and Stardust stacks, Erin! I totally agree with you about Stardust - there is definitely nothing like that out right now!

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  33. Awesome new stacks...can't wait to play with them when they come out...I think my fave out of the 4 is the Guilded Orchard..so many ideas floating around for all of them though..thanks for bringing us Stack-A-Holics some new goodies : )

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  34. I love the new stacks!!! These are definitely going on my wish list!

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  35. Love them all! The Guilded Orchard looks so cool. I will be stalking my JoAnns until I see them!

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  36. The new stacks are really nice, and it looks like a trip to the US is in order. I wish we had Joann's in Canada

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  37. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE The Stardust stack. There are several possibilities going through my head for it. My husband loves to look at stars and was also drooling over this stack.

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  38. Wow the stardust stack is stunning! I really really wanna apply for the DT! Sounds amazing!

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  39. The end of July seems so far away! I see so many possibilities with the Stardust stack. It give me time to my current projects and time to think of a new ones for the new release. Thanks so much for sharing them with us Erin!

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  40. It is so fun to see new paper. I love The Guilded Orchard!

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  41. STARDUST is going to be so fun!! I totally agree, it filled a niche that hadn't been filled yet.. LOVE

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  42. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Type of Art stacks. I've been looking for pages like these! I am so excited. Thank you, DCWV!

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  43. It's a tossup between the Gilded Orchard and the Stardust stacks. Love that bling. But that first stack with the prints and plain colors to match................love it, too!!!

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  44. A Type of Art looks like so much fun to use!

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  45. Love the "A Type of Art"!! Those numbers would make great cards for my niece's and nephew's bday cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  46. a trip to joann's is definitely in my future. i want to see them all in oerson, but i think stardust is gong to be a favorite.

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  47. New stacks!!! Woot! I'm going to get in line at Joann's now and be the first to get them! ;-) They are all so great.

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  48. My favorite would be the Homespun but the Stardust looks sooo interesting!

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  49. The new stacks are great. I love Guilded orchard!

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  50. The Gilded Orchard stack is my favorite. The colors are so rich! It is now on my "must have" list! But the Stardust stack is a close 2nd. It's so unique. Now to figure out a couple of projects for it...

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  51. You saved the best stack for last in this latest video! Being married to an astrophysicist, I am LOVING the Stardust Stack! I can't wait to get that one!!

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  52. A type of Art looks like me! Thanks for sharing

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  53. Great new stacks. I think I would use Homespun the most but all of them are unique.

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  54. love the new stacks. Wish I could get all of them.

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  55. Enjoyed seeing all the new stacks. My favourite is Homespun as the colours are close to what I generally veer towards!

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  56. So much fun! Love a Type of Art!!

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  57. I think the Guilded Orchard!! Can't wait to see them all!

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  58. These re some great stack Erin! Thy are very bright new an vivid in color. I love the stack with the numbers and the stitches. Thank you as always for shareing.

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  59. I love it how you guys at DCWV always come up with fresh ideas! A Type of Art and Stardust are my favourites.

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  60. Oh, Erin, these stacks are awesome!! I love A Type of Art and Homespun, too. I am thinking of the possibilities already!!

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  61. Love these! My favorite is A Type of Art!!

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  62. I really like A Type of Art and Homespun from this release, thanks for the video!

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  63. It's between the Gilded Orchard and A Type of Art... Love most of the sheets in both of these :) Love your paper!

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  64. Guilded Orchard is gorgeous!!! Can't wait to get my hands on it!!

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