Sunday, January 22, 2012

Working on a Notion or Two....

The new year has started off with a bang - and a whole lotta work! We've finished all of the final details on the new paper crafts line and are getting ready for the launch at CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) at the end of the month. CHA is a yearly show held in Anaheim, California that showcases all sorts of paper, fabric and jewelry crafts for the trade.
EK Success asked us to help make a short video featuring the inspiration behind the line, as well as some fun, creative ways to use the collection. Luckily, my brother-in-law, Ryan, happens to be a talented film and video master, so we were able to work together to create a snappy, fun video showing off the Jolee's Boutique French General line.
After working on the collection, for almost a year, I am excited to see if everyone out there will have as much fun with the line as we are having. The notions and embellishments are some of my favorite bits...and makes me remember (almost 15 years ago when we opened French General) my dad saying - "Are you really sure this notion idea is going to work?"
I'm hoping it does work! We'll have plenty of samples in the shop in the next few weeks, so please come by and see what we have been up to!

24 comments:

Michelle Magarian White said...

We are beyond excited about this collection and can't wait to carry it at Paper Tales!!!

Daisy said...

Kaari
It all looks divine. Hope we get to see it in the U.K. xx

cupcake studio said...

WOW! This collection looks so awesome...can't wait to be able to order it :)

Bertie said...

Fantastic, it's absolutely beautiful and cannot wait until it's in the shops!

Kathleen Sigg said...

Oh, my! The pages of the French General books coming to life! Thank you many times over!

Kerri said...

I CAN'T wait for this to come out! I had so much fun visiting your shop once again last monday on my trip out from PA. I'm so pleased with the beads I purchased, and I loved looking at the samples for the scrapbooking line. :) Always a big fan!

Kris Vogelsang said...

Swoon!You took my breath away!

Jillayne said...

They're beautiful Kaari! I love the detail and all the little bits - just exactly what I would have expected from you.
Love it!

Lorrie said...

What gorgeous cards! These are pretty just by themselves, never mind actually using them. I hope they come to Canada soon.

Grace said...

ooooooooooooh I can't wait to be able to purchase it. Now you have to keep us posted on how to get these fabulous traeasures. So beautiful even the packaging is perfect. Congratulations!! Grace

Mary said...

When will these be available and in what type of store? I want them!!!

becky up the hill said...

I swoon. Bring the smelling salts. Seriously, I'd buy this and stare at the pkging! Do we get to watch the video? Congrats~

Anonymous said...

Kaari, Hope you have some of these fabulous treasures at French General this weekend! I look forward to seeing you and your family! I have a small treat for you!

Julie B.

Babsarella said...

I'm so excited to see this new collection. It looks fabulous and I 'm sure I'll want it all!!

RobinfromCA said...

I hope our local scrapbook store orders a gazillion of these at the show!! Love them all!

Robin

Cathee said...

how wonderfully exciting for all of us out here in mixed media world!

Amy Jepson said...

So exciting, congratulations! They look wonderful, creative, and classy!

Karen B. said...

This is so exciting! Something I always wanted was papers and notions for scrapbooking and collage - a la French General, and here they are. They all look fabulous - French General coming to life and available near home. Can't wait to see them in person and use them this Spring.

Anonymous said...

WOW-SA! In every sense of 'French General'!
Exciting and as enticing as being in the environment of FG itself! Truly Outstanding!
Bravo, XO, Hol

Robin Thomas said...

Oh my Gawd.

mia said...

I love this collection. When will it be available for purchase???

Susan, PaperCrafter's Corner said...

I'd love to see the video about the collection. Is it available to see somewhere? I'd love to feature it at PaperCrafter's Corner. http://www.papercrafterscorner.com

kL said...

it's gorgeous kaari
can't wait to get some!
x0x

Ursula Schneider said...

OM Goodness! I have just been alerted to the fact that you have a papercrafting line and I couldn't be more excited. Can't wait to find some!