July 28, 2011

Surprises

In the July newletter, i let subscribers in on a little secret about a new collaboration and told everyone to keep their eyes peeled for new products this August at...


Yippee!! I'm so excited to be working with my fabulous partners at International Greetings to bring some colorful stationery and organization items to Michaels craft stores.

But guess what? I found out from one of my wonderful newsletter readers that they were already in her local store about two weeks ago! Maybe they're in your store too? If so, and if you want to roll your sleeves up and dig through the giant overflowing baskets of fun, you may come up with some of these goodies:
Notecards, magnetic notepads, pocket notepads, file folders, list pads, chunky pens, luggage tags and even emory boards! Great for back-to-school, party favors, or just to toss in your bag, keep by the phone, stick to the fridge...whatever!

And if there are any Fandango fabric lovers reading this..Michaels is also carrying these supercute desk items in the home office aisle:
Know what else shipped early? Precuts for Terrain! Exciting!
I found out from someone on Twitter. The bright side of not knowing when things are going to happen (exactly) is that it's a surprise for me too (and i love surprises)! So thank you for keeping me in the loop :)

24 comments:

  1. that's a whole lot of eye candy!!

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  2. Kate, I found your products in Michael's about 3 or 4 weeks ago! I bought a ton of products, especially the to-do list pads in the blue and orange floral pattern with the green background. And then found your blog! It's so funny, you look exactly like what I thought Kate Spain who designs these gorgeous patterns would look like!

    Anyway...my store seems to have all these goodies, except that I was wondering if you could tell me if the address book, not the fold-out planner, is available in the Seville pattern, the same one as the background of your Twitter. I can only find it in the fold out planner and I really want one in the address book.

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  3. Oh, I see a trip to Michaels in my immediate future!!! Your stuff is so pretty i'll be able to scatter it all over the house!!!

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  4. Can't wait for errand day this week - I will love seeing this and I hope my Michaels has it in already. Thanks for sharing. Judy C in NC

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  5. Guess I need to go to Michaels...thanks for the tips....

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  6. TakeCatLeaveSweater (btw, i would do the same!), I can't believe your store was stocked a whole month ago! Wow! So glad you liked everything. Alas, the address book only comes in the Allhambra pattern. You can always pick up the Allhambra one and cover it in Seville fabric? Hey, that would be fun! Maybe add a little batting under the front too and hot-glue it to the cover? I might have to try that! :)

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  7. Hi Kate ~ I won a giveaway about 2 weeks or so ago. Included in it was a magnetic shopping list, pen/notebook, and something else..can't remember. I didn't even know that it was Terrain!!! (Because I hadn't seen what Terrain looked like.) Then I saw a sample of the Terrain fabric line on a blog, and I couldn't believe that I had those items with Terrain on it! I immediately searched them out again, and sure enough, there's Kate Spain written on the back! I guess you could say i was MUCH MORE thankful for that part of the giveaway box than I was before! Love them all!

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  8. you da bomb kate. for reals.

    ps - i miss chatting with you.
    <3

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  9. Oooh! I love those kind of surprises!! Looks like the kids and I will be going to Michael's because Mama needs that Fandango set!!!

    Pet the kitties hello from CA. : )

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  10. Hi. Congratulations Kate :) I am so happy for your success!
    I will be sure to look for your designs when I get to a Michaels. My nearest store is an hour away :( but I am sure I will visit one before Christmas.

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  11. Congratulations on everything!!! Checking into the Michaels "goods" tomorrow!!

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  12. My Terrain fat quarters arrived a day early via UPS and I've been stroking them all day . . . just beautiful. I love the vivid colors and can't wait to get quilting with them. Lovely, lovely . . . you're amazing.

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  13. OH! Now I need to go to Michaels! And I LOVE what I can see of Terrain - YUMMY!!!!

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  14. Ooooh, how exciting! Congratulations Kate!!!

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  15. Wow, I wanna just sit there and stare at these beautiful pictures!
    Hildy

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  16. How exciting! I'll have to check that out. Congratulations!

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  17. I saw a few of your items in my Michaels the other day! (I live in San Diego.) I was in a hurry and couldn't decide so I'm going back for your lovely patterned stationary and now I'll look to see if they've got ALL of it! Yay!

    Very nice work! Congratulations!

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  18. Went to my local Michael's last night. Can you believe it? Some items were gone, gone, gone! I did get enough to do a blog giveaway soon.

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  19. Hey, thanks for the shout out! (I think??...) I kept one of the pads and gave one to a friend who LOVED it (we exchange $1-2 gifts "just because" often). Wish I were sewing -- I'm up to my eyeballs in CSA veggies, and my kids have been conducting mini-plots against me all day. Happy Friday!!

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  20. I generally hate going to the Michaels nearby, but if I get a chance to stop by it would be worth it for some Kate Spain goodies!!

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  21. I'm going to have to take a trip to Michaels soon I think...also ordered a layer cake in Terrain...I can't wait to get it!

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  22. I just got a new address book with the Fandango designs and I love that it is a binder style so I can add pages if needed!

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  23. This is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo freaking exciting, Kate! Catching up on so many exciting things happening with you. I've been super busy, but also having some fun time... like sewing something with darling little mini charms a dear friend of mine sent to me!!

    SOOOOOO happy for all your success - it couldn't be happening to nicer person! And now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to run to Michael's! XXXOOO!

    PS, I'm completely under Franny and Lou's spell!

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  24. I've been looking at Michaels every time I go and I can't seem to find your things. :( Does any one know where I can get them still? I'm in love with the Fandango address book!

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