Wednesday, September 27, 2006

tag albums i made

What i discovered today ..............on the radio in Singapore ........

Josh Groban's new single "You are Loved" is definitely being played on our Singapore Radio airwaves !

Looking forward to the release of his 3rd Album "AWAKE " releasing on 7 th Nov 2006.

Monday, September 25, 2006

introducing Chad Rager Groove - drums . music

I think I will get to meet Chad Rager one of these days ! lol here's looking at you DrMom in Chicago ! lol

Maybe this will inspire my 11 & 8 year olds to play the Roland acoustic drums we have at home ! hmmmmm '...........& maybe real drum lessons frm the maestro himself when we MEET him one day ! lol .....thanks in advance CHAD ! you rock on !

Chad Rager Groove
21st Century Groove
1Sing, Sing, Sing
2Squib Cakes
3Pyramid of Pachyderms
4Straight, No Chaser
5St. Bernard
6Zomba Samba
9The Heat's On
10Whipping Post

By drawing from the rich big band heritage of the legends of jazz and updating the sound and instrumentation for today, Chad Rager creates a "21st Century Groove".
This instrumental release for Strokeland Records was recorded live and features a big band approach that celebrates the traditional musical catalog of the big band, and at the same time reaches beyond it to funk and rock, giving all the tracks the "Chad Rager Groove" treatment.
Chad Rager leads the group and anchors the band from the drum chair. The Chad Rager Groove uses a five piece horn section (two trumpets, tenor sax, bari sax, trombone), plus keyboards (piano, organ), bass and of course drums.
Tower of Power fans will find a unique cover of "Squib Cakes", and southern rock fans will be surprised to hear the Allman Brothers' classic "Whipping Post".
Strokeland Records is excited to welcome the Chad Rager Groove to Strokeland Jazz.

Introducing Chad Rager Groove

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Thursday, September 21, 2006

PRIma PAPERS , matches their new flowers

Prima Papers
12 x 12 papers2 sheets each(16 total) of premium cardstock with coordinated backs as beautiful as the fronts38 matching die cut extras1 sheet floral themed rubons

ON Silent Sales & online buying

Ooooh! Better in real life than the pic. fantastic!
Absolutely Fabulous!
great items, quick delivery, fantastic personality

ebay :

Buyer crafter3334( 211)
20-Sep-06 11:17

Very classy, well packed, will purchase again A+++
Buyer jeanpark( 240)
04-Sep-06 12:32

Worth waiting for, better in real life A+++
Buyer jeanpark( 240)
04-Sep-06 12:32

What is more gratifying than the reward of the satisfaction of a pleased customer in terms of silent sales?

More than 1786 transactions later & still counting , surely I have learnt enough lessons ? Well the learning journey never ends .
I can look back on my adventures in online selling with positiveness MOSTLY.
I first started selling on ebay US - no one told me how , why or what . I discovered what to sell profitably by instinct & by discovering the little niches of my own areas of interest ! & thats what makes ebay really work & it ROCKS !
My top customers worldwide are undoubtably Americans !They are the warmest !
Some have even become friends .
Especially those from Texas ! Hey hey you know who you are !
It's just too cool either way - in a small town in the US ( or anywhere in the world ! ) you can receive something special from the little streets of Singapore ! From the comforts of your chair - ok computer chair !
But then again , I had to go back to my original intentions on ebay - which is to buy papercrafting supplies cheaper than I can get them here ! Yupz retail prices are are just way too high ......
After all the US is the motherland of craft supplies !
After some happy acquisitions I realised I neednt be stuck with a whole load of stash that I cant ever finish using so why not share my finds with others who may have the same problem as me . And so I did - sharing my findings with happy customers in Europe !
And I can safely say language is absolutely no barrier in terms of that kind of sharing !
Certainly the most courteous customers I have the privilege of serving are my European ones beginning with those in the UK.
Many European customers make you feel so appreciated in terms of what you do for them !
Unfortunately the same can't be said back home , my saddest experiences with customers are totally Singaporeans . I have resisted selling locally for the longest time but then again I did try & have a go as opportunities arise.
We do have the reputation of being Ugly Singaporeans here sad to say. and we do bring out the worst in each other easily !
Singaporean customers expect discounts - the deeper the better & rarely give you the appreciation back after that. Excuse me ,but are online sellers here running charities ? non profit organisations ? They hardly realise it when sellers have bent over backwards for them. I have met other ebay sellers on official ebay events here & they all share the same experience ! Now if you walk into any retail scrapbooking store here , you can't expect to haggle with the store over every item & most scrappers gladly pay high prices for the latest & the greatest ! ( even after loyal customer discounts etc ) . Or if you buy from online stores here , you get free shipping only upon purchase of a sufficiently HIGH amount . I have yet to come to terms with the online habits of the average Singaporean customer is what I can say !
And especially to one Singapore customer :
yahoo id : songandsex
WHY ? kindly pay up .

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

OCtober Arrivals ! More CHA SUmmer Primas ! Sigh..............gotta have 'em all

Quick Picks - Petal Poetry Floral
This is a lovely blend of flowers in all sizes from 2 inches to 3/4 inch. You will receive approximately 100 to 115 flowers!

Minnie Can - Petal Poetry 3

This is a lovely blend of flowers in all sizes from 1 1/2" to 3 1/4" inches in a cute can. You will receive approximately 60 flowers plus 10 adorable matching chipboard buttons!
enquiries :
call sms : +65 9 1 474 057

September Product Wish List

I groan at the amount of creative & imaginative scrapbooking supplies out there !

So while the floral & chipboard fashion continues unabated - I discovered today - Go West Acrylic embellishments & albums !

Acrylic embellies - frame & monogram seen here : !

Acrylic Carnival Monogram 39 pc. Mini Letter Set

Go West etched acrylic is unlike anything you have ever seen or felt. 15 cream colored pages included just waiting to be decorated. The first sheet is an assorted color and may be removed.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Joy of Cardmaking - square card idea play

Square card - 5"x5" with flap - could be an envelope , book , mini scrapbook album ...etc

Looking at the recipes in the Joy of Cardmaking .... so many ideas ... so little time .... lol ..

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Velvet ric rac , Chatterbox papers , stitched tags

Loved Queen & Co first thru their Frill's range of self adhesive ribbons .
Long before PPs were in such abundance - cardmaking was all about using metallic, pearl sheen papers - then discovered DCWV stacks of PP in 4x7 & 12x12 stacks & never looked back ! A fave embellie then was brads ! Didnt lke the sound of eyelets until hammerless eyelets came along thanks to Eyelet outlet !
First discovered the use of double sided PP thru Chatterbox - loved their stitched tags etc Floral Velvet Ric racs rock ! ROund eyelets are hammerless ones - used them b4 using normal eyelets. Bazzill round mini brads - matches everything !

Asian inspired cards - one off designs

Some Asian inspired cards I made when I first discovered the use of eyelets & corner punches last year .

Next Grrlfriend purse card ! Interactive .

First time I tried using hinges correctly - lol ! What a great pop -up effect it turned out to have with the index tab ! Love how these die cuts make creating so much easier ....
way easier creating interactive elements in the design !
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