Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year


JANUARY CLASS SCHEDULE


Let the fun and games begin again! Lisa has outdone herself yet another time. You're just going to love this new set of classes.


VALENTINE INCHIES - Jan 6, 8 & 9th: This class features a set of cards featuring the "inchie" craze. You will receive a set of clear stamps with this class.


GRUNGEBOARD CREATIONS - Jan 13, 15 & 16th: Have you wondered what else you can do with grungeboard? Take this class and find out. You will need a pair of good scissors such as the Tim Holtz by Tonic.


DEMO DAY - Saturday January 17th: All Day and FREE. Make-It-Take-It is back!


VALENTINE VARIETY: Jan 20, 22 & 23rd: As the title suggests, this is a variety class. Different styles, different techniques. A good class for learning or re-learning techniques you haven't used in a while.


Remember always to bring your Basic Class Kits with you to classes. A Basic Class Kit is a "traveling" tote, bucket, or caddy filled with basic paper crafting tools. If you need a list of must haves, call and we'll mail, email, or tell you what you should have. What you don't have lying around the house, we have available for purchase.


HOLIDAY VACATION

Every year at this time we take a short vacation. We are currently closed until Jan 6th. If you have questions, call and leave a message. I'll be checking messages from time to time and either Lisa or I will call you back as quickly as possible.


Have a safe and HAPPY NEW YEAR! Until next post.......Happy Stampin'!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Hero Arts Preview Celebration Party

GET READY, GET SET, GO!

Hero Arts Preview Celebration is Saturday.......TOMORROW! Lisa and I are so excited. The new catalog is amazing and filled full of fun, creative stamps you're going to want to own. The stamps we have to offer will get your creative juices flowing. You won't want to miss this early look at Hero's new products. So consider yourself......Invited!

YOU Are Invited
To: Hero's Preview Celebration
Where: My Heart's Fancy at 122nd & N May in Oklahoma City
Time: 10 am to 5 pm

No RSVP needed. Show up and be one of the cool ones to see it first! And remember, there is a 20% discount on all rubber stamp products and all prepaid special orders from the catalog.

P.S. Lisa's class schedule will be ready and you can sign up for classes too. We have missed the fun activity classes bring and classes will begin the week of January 6th!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Seasons Greetings

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

As Christian believers Lisa and I reflect on the meaning of the birth of our Saviour regularly. Many days I find I don't reflect the unconditional perfect love of God, but I know what it is. As John 3:16 says "God so loved the world that He sent His one and only Son"....which continues in 17 to say "to save the world through Him." (NIV) As the world debates whether there is life after death, I rest, knowing that God so loved me and you so much that He gave the greatest Gift - life for eternity. I can't do what He has done for us, I can only rejoice that He did it and praise Him for it. It is my Christmas wish that you will feel and know the true love of our God and our Saviour, Jesus, The Christ. And that in that knowledge will you find true joy and peace. If you don't know Jesus, and therefore don't know God, I pray you will see the true love of God, His Christ, our Peace in the joy of this Christmas season.

HERO ARTS PREVIEW PARTY
For those of you who are patiently waiting, the party is about to begin. As mentioned previously, we have set aside this Saturday for a very special unveiling of the 2009 Hero Arts Catalog and products. Party starts at 10 am and will continue through 5 pm. We purchased 3 different "Preview Packs" so we will have a good variety of the new stamps and products in stock, ready and waiting to go home with you. In keeping with our 2 day After-Christmas sale, all rubber stamp products will be 20% OFF and all PrePaid Hero Orders will be 20% OFF as well. We think we have plenty of catalogs to last the day, so don't get your knickers in a twist if you can't be here at 10 o'clock sharp. SPECIAL NOTE: There will be NO product or catalog available before Saturday. We cannot hold catalogs or merchandise.

Lisa's class schedule will be available at the Saturday Preview Party. Although I haven't had a peek at what she has planned.......it's always packed with fabulous projects so plan to sign up Saturday.

AFTER CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE
We will be closed from Sunday, December 28 through Monday, January 5th. We go back to our normal Tuesday through Saturday schedule at that time.


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

OOOPS!

Correction! Correction!

Hero Arts Preview Celebration Discount is 20% on all Prepaid Orders and all rubber stamp merchandise.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Seasons Greetings Blog Special

Seasons Greetings Again!



NEW BLOG SPECIAL


We have a large number of geriatric magazines which we are now offering for 50 cents per copy. All magazines are more than 6 months old and many are at least 1 year or more older. This is a great opportunity to get ahold of some back issues with some great ideas you may have forgotten. You can even alter them or cut them up for collage projects.

SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURS

Our normal hours will apply this week but next week is Christmas Week! I know......I can't believe Christmas is barely over a week away. Here is the schedule:

Week of December 15-20 - Normal hours 10 to 6 through Saturday

Week of December 21-27 Christmas Week

OPEN SUNDAY AND MONDAY in addition to the rest of the week.

Sunday, Dec 21 1pm to 5pm
Monday, Dec 22 10am to 6pm
Tuesday, Dec 23 10am to 6pm
Wed, Dec 24 - Christmas Eve 10am to 2pm
Thursday Dec 25 - Christmas Closed
Friday, Dec 26 10am to 6pm*
Saturday, Dec 27 10am to 5pm**

*After Christmas Sale begins
**HERO PREVIEW CELEBRATION DAY


GIFT CERTIFICATES


Don't forget to send friends and family for gift certificates. You can get gift certificates for the store in any dollar amount. Lisa's gift certificates are $10, but you can buy as many of them as you want.


HERO PREVIEW CELEBRATION DAY

Remember that Saturday, December 27 is our Preview Party with all the new Hero Arts introductions. We will have the new 2009 catalogs available for purchase and a good supply of the new stamps as well. As a Premiere Dealer for Hero we are given the opportunity to bring you these products and catalogs before they are released nationally. In addition you will be able to preorder any of the new stamps in the catalog. All prepaid orders will receive a 15% discount. Be sure to mark this event on your calendar and plan to attend!


That's the news for today.....until next post.....Happy Stampin'!

Friday, December 12, 2008

December Blog Specials

BLOG SPECIAL

That's Right! We promised you "Seasons Greetings" Blog specials and here is another one. Beginning Friday (uh, that would be today.....) Christmas mini clear sets are now 1/2 price. There is a good selection and there is NO limit to the number you can buy.


HERO ARTS "PREVIEW CELEBRATION" PARTY

As you know, part of being a Premiere Hero Arts dealer is the opportunity to bring you the NEW catalog before it is available nationwide. If you have been visiting their website and blogs you have noticed that they have been hinting that the new things will be available soon. We will be having our Preview Celebration party on Saturday, December 27th from 10 to 5. Be sure to check back next week for more details.


Until next week.........Happy Stampin'

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Another Season's Greetings Special

CRAFTY SECRETS SPECIAL

We have a limited supply of Crafty Secrets clear stamp sets which we are now offering at 1/2 price. No purchase required for this one. We will no longer be stocking Crafty Secrets, although we will still be able to get sets for you by special order anytime you need them.

As we mentioned earlier, we are planning a special stamp day on Saturday after Christmas. We will have Hero Arts Preview packs and the new 2009 catalog available. You won't want to miss this special day. Lisa will have a new class schedule available for January. Be watching for more details later this month.

Until we announce the next special......Happy Stampin'!


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Season's Special Greeting

Hero Arts Special

Yup, that's right....the first of the Christmas Season Specials is.....(drumroll, please)......

For a limited time get a 4x6 or 4x12 size Hero Arts Clear Designs set for 1/2 price with any regular priced rubber stamp purchase. Special is limited to sets in stock and supplies are limited so shop early for best selection. Offer expires December 20th or until supplies are gone, whichever comes first! I'm betting we'll run out before December 20th so don't delay!

That's it for now.......until next post.....Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Lisa Published in Somerset Gallery

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!

Oh Yess........someone we know and love has been published. Our very own Lisa Bruno has had two of her wonderful projects published in the Winter 2009 edition of Somerset Gallery. Both projects were classes that everyone loved. Those of you who pre-ordered a copy may come by and pick it up any time because THEY'RE HERE! If you did not order a copy and would like one, please let us know and we will make another order.


Also available is Take Ten, Stampers' Sampler, and a new publication called Artists' Cafe. Although we can reorder any magazine you want, if you want it now........well you know.....you better come get one before it's gone! (ooohh - scare tactics! Ha Ha)




GIFT CERTIFICATES
Christmas is on it's way. Gift certificates are always available for both Lisa's classes or store merchandise. Don't forget to let the ones who love you know you'd like one.

SPECIALS
We're going to have some really groovy specials over the next few weeks before Christmas. We have some things we want to move out before the new year comes around. Be watching for emails and blog specials.

AFTER CHRISTMAS SPECIAL EVENT
Since there are no classes or a Demo Day in December we will be having a special stamping event. Lisa's January class schedule will be available and we will have a Hero "PreBook" Party. Because we are a "Premiere" dealer and order their pre-packs we are able to offer you the opportunity to get a Hero 2009 catalog and some of the new merchandise before it is available nationally. Our "PreBook" Party will be Saturday, December 27 from 10 to 5.

THANKSGIVING WEEK HOURS

We'll be open regular hours Friday and Saturday. We'll be open Wednesday til 2pm and closed on Thursday.

That's about it for now.......Until next post.....Happy Stampin'

Friday, November 14, 2008

November Demo Day & the News

DEMO DAY IS HERE AGAIN



I can't believe how fast time flies when you're having a good time. Didn't we just have Demo Day last week??? Oh No! It was last month! Good news is November's is tomorrow!



Demo Day seems early, but it's never too early for Demo Day is it? We'll have the usual FREE Make-It-Take-It and this time we will have a special Catalog Order Party for B Line Designs. You may order anything you like out of their catalog. If you make a prepaid $20 order you will receive a specialty B Line Stamp Necklace. Lisa and I will be wearing one so you can see what it is like. This is a special gift from B Line Designs and can only be acquired during the Order Party.



CHRISTMAS TAG SWAP
Remember to pick up your Christmas Tag Swaps if you participated. That's Lisa's tag on the right. Of course, you know I think all the tags are wonderful. Talent abounds among our customers. You can see all the tags at the Christmas Tag Swap Web Album (click here). Enjoy!



CLASS SCHEDULE
There will be no classes in December. A January schedule will be available the day after Christmas. It will be posted on the blog before New Year's Eve.



HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
We will be hosting a Holiday Open House Saturday November 22. There will be refreshments, a goody bag for the 1st 50 guests, a free gift with $25 purchase and a 20% storewide discount for the day. Since we rarely offer the storewide discount, this would be a good time to do a little Christmas shopping. You can also register to win 1 of 2 Old World Christmas Baskets. If you've never shopped for gifts, you are in for a treat.



That's about it for now......until next post....Happy Stampin'



Friday, October 24, 2008

November 2008 Class Schedule

NOVEMBER CLASS SCHEDULE


A little late, but better than never....LOL. Seriously, getting ready to take a week long trip has put me behind. I'm sorry to be late with this post....please forgive me.


This will be the last schedule of the year due to the mass activity level of everyone during the month of December. Classes are filling fast, so be sure to let us know if you want to take one of these classes. You may sign up by phone if you can put a check into the mail the same or next day.


NOSTALGIC CHRISTMAS - Nov 4, 6 & 7 A card class with an old fashioned feel. You will create 5 cards using a variety of products and techniques.


QUICK & EASY XMAS - Nov 11, 13 & 14 Several of the cards in this class were samples that customers requested be put into a class. You will make 5 cards, one of which is a birthday card!


DEMO DAY - Saturday, Nov 15 10am to 4pm ALWAYS FREE - ALWAYS A MAKE-IT-TAKE-IT Also the last true Demo Day of the year (we always do something the day after Christmas along with the Day After Christmas sale).


LET IT SNOW - Nov 20 & 21 In this class you will make a decorative gift pail and 2 really cute cards. You won't want to miss out on this one.


Remember to guarantee your seat in class you must prepay class fees. If you find that you are unable to come to class your fees will be refunded or applied to another class when you give 48 hours notice by phone. Email cancellations are not accepted. Remember to bring your basic kit to all classes. All basic items are available for purchase if you forget to bring your kit.


That's about it for now......until next time......Happy Stampin'!

Friday, October 17, 2008

October Demo Day

SATURDAY IS DEMO DAY

Yup, it's here again, yes indeedy! Demo Day......a day we all love to enjoy. We've got a few new things on tap we want to let you know about so here goes......
InkaDinkaDo Buy 2 Get 1 Free........The new selection is here. There is a little how-to idea brochure that is free with purchase. The brochures are limited in number so please do not take one if you don't buy any of the stamps.....DO feel free to take any of the older brochures from past "buy 2 get 1 free" programs that are left over. As you can see from the picture, there are a few of the Halloween stamps left over so these are Buy 1 Get 1 Free on Demo Day only.

Demo Day Special.......Remember last month's Clear Mini Stamp special? We have just received a Christmas selection of these same stamps. On Demo Day only we will be offering these mini clear sets as a Buy 2 Get 1 Free. At $1.99 each they are already a bargain and they won't last long.

Halloween Swap......If you participated in the Halloween Swap, remember to pick up your bag of swaps. For those of you who did not participate, you can view the web album by clicking on this link......Halloween Swap.....and you can see pictures of all the altered jumbo playing cards that were created. Believe me when I say...."WoW!"

Christmas Tag Swap......Many of you who were unable to participate in the Halloween Swap have expressed an interest in a Christmas Tag Swap. If you are interested, pick up a packet at Demo Day which will include 10 tags and instructions. Your altered tags will be due on November 8th and will be returned to you on the 15th (November Demo Day). This will give you 3 weeks to create your fabulous works of Christmas art to share. Swaps have been popular here and we're happy to host them as long as everyone is interested.

Hope to see you tomorow......until then.....Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The New and the Old News at My Heart's Fancy

THE LATEST NEWS

Memento Ink Pads
We had a request from one of our favorite customers, Barb H, who uses Copic markers for a variety of projects. She loves them, but has found that there are very few ink pads that don't smear when she uses the markers. She searched around until she found just the right pad - Memento by Tsukineko. If you use Copics, this is the ink pad for you. We ordered Black and Brown for her and have stocked a few extras for those of you out there who are interested. If you want other colors, let us know....we can get them too.

Artgirlz Witch Kits
We still have a few black or lime green witch kits available. These are the cutest kits you've ever seen. They were an incredible hit last year and so far this year have been highly sought after as well. We also have an Elf kit available. Everything you need but the needle and thread is included.

New 12 x 12 Papers
We just got a new batch of beautiful 12 x 12 Christmas papers. These papers have just a bit of sparkly glitter and will be great used in collages or as backgrounds in a project or card.

Miracle Tape
For those of you who have enjoyed Increditape in the past, we now have a new, more dependable supplier. Their product is known as Miracle Tape and is a better value for money. You get about 33% more transfer tape for the same price. It is available in 4 widths, a small sheet and the cutter holder is back. This is a must have basic kit item and you won't want to live without it.

Halloween Swap
Don't forget to turn in your Halloween Swap by 5pm on Saturday. If you just can't get them here by Saturday, give me a call and we'll see what we can work out. I may have an alternate solution, but I need time to get them photographed so we can put them on a web album for everyone to see. We posted web albums with the Valentine Tag Swap and the Summer ATC Swap so everyone could see what they didn't get in their packs. It's always fun to see other people's work!

That's about it for now......until next post......Happy Stampin'

Monday, October 6, 2008

Cute Halloween Project

Halloween is in the Air!



Our friend Susie Watkins dropped by with a little show and tell. This is just the cutest variation of a box Lisa did a couple of years ago. Susie said she had thought about painting the box, but didn't. I think it looks great just the way it is. Lisa said she'd never thought of using "squares" of printed paper, but now she's got a whole new perspective. I love it when people share.......



Speaking of sharing......don't forget to turn in your Halloween Swaps by Saturday. We've already received a couple of really creative ones. If you haven't gotten a packet, come by and pick up one....there's still plenty of time to get one done! Remember, the only restriction is that you use the provided cards and use a Halloween theme. We want you to have fun and the name of the game here is sharing.....



If you are still interested in one of Lisa's classes, give us a call. There are still openings in some of them. The Bird Tag Shadow Box class is full, BUT there still seems to be a few who missed getting in so Lisa is taking names for an additional class. Call if you want to take this class and she'll throw it on the next schedule. This project makes a fabulous gift and several people have taken it more than one time for just this reason.



That's about it for now.......until next time.....Happy Stampin!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

October Classes


OCTOBER CLASS SCHEDULE


Oh, My........Lisa just keeps coming up with the best classes. You're just gonna have the best time making these cards!


TRICK OR TREAT: Oct. 9 & 10th This one last Halloween class includes a really cool pop-up card.


TOUCH OF NATURE: Oct 14, 16, & 17th A group of 5 beautiful general occasion cards that you could even use for a gift.


DEMO DAY: Saturday, Oct 19th Always FREE and always a Make-It-Take-It!


CHRISTMAS THE HERO ARTS WAY: Oct 23 & 24th You will learn how to use Hero's new 12" clear stamps to create a beautiful set of Christmas cards.


MORE FALL FUN: Oct 30th A fabulous set of cards using beautiful fall papers and stamps.


Remember to bring your basic class kit to every class. If you need a list of basic supplies, give us a call. Lisa emails a list of additional supplies that are helpful to bring with you so be sure we have your email address when you sign up for class. You must pay for class when you sign up in order to hold your seat. If you sign up by phone, you can mail a check or money order to Lisa in care of the store. As always, if you have any questions, be sure to call us at 405-751-2690.


More later, but until then.........Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What's New!

Demo Day and the Latest at My Heart's Fancy


My how time flies when you're having a good time and a good time is what we've been having here around My Heart's Fancy. Lisa's classes have been more popular than ever and we can hardly keep up with all the requests for new stamps and products. Lisa just returned from a special "Make-It-Take-It" and shopping extravaganza for stamp/scrapbook stores given by one of our "Reps of the Trade". She got some good ideas and saw some new stuff we hope to get in the near future.

DEMO DAY
Demo Day is Saturday so be prepared for another rip-roarin fabulous class schedule. As you know, Lisa is vey talented and creative and always has a great line-up of classes for you to choose. Remember you must pay for your classes when you sign up to guarantee your seat is saved.


Demo Day Special!
We just received a really cute assortment of mini Halloween and Thanksgiving clear sets. They are priced at just $2 each and on Demo Day you will get 1 set free if you purchase 2 sets. There is also a special priced group of ink pads for $1 each in an assortment of fall colors and they are just perfect for travel.

Halloween Swap!
That's right, we're sponsoring another swap. A couple of years ago I found Jumbo Playing cards on the $1 spot at Target. I bought 20 decks, but can only find one. Some time ago we decided we'd use those for an altered card swap, but I can only find 1 deck. Don't worry, we'll get cards ready for you anyway and we'll have the best Halloween swap ever! The rules are: Alter 10, bring them to us and we'll swap them with altered cards from 10 other people! It's always fun. Pick up your packet Saturday at the Demo. You have until Saturday, October 11 to get them altered. We'll make the swaps and return them to you on Demo Day, October 18! The only requirement is that you use a Halloween Theme.

That's all for now. Until next time......Happy Stampin!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

New Class Schedule

SEPTEMBER CLASS SCHEDULE


It's already time to sign up for September's classes. As usual, Lisa has outdone herself. Her classes get better and better as time passes. You'll be pleased with this assortment of Fall/Christmas cards and special projects you might want to give as gifts.





Boo to You! - Sept 2, 4 & 5th A delightful assortment of cards using Penny Black and Her stamps. One is a "Slide Pop-up" that is tooooooo cuuuuuute.



Metal Art Canvas - Sunday, Sept 7 This canvas will inspire you to "C"reate even more. A great gift idea for anyone.



Christmas with Penny Black - Sept 9, 11 & 12 It's time to start thinking about your Christmas cards and you'll come away with not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4.......that's right - 5 great Christmas card ideas!



Triptych Collage - Sept 16 & 19 Cool Collage....New Triptych Frame. Cool gift idea.



Demo Day - Saturday, Sept 20 Always Free - Always a Make-It-Take-It



Colors of Fall - Sept 23, 25 & 26 Four different techniques on four different cards. Great fall designs and colors.



Bird Tag Shadow Box - Sunday, Sept 28 This is a repeat class for those who haven't gotten to take it or those who want to make another. You supply the 9x20 shadow box and the rest is included in the cost of the class.



Tim Holtz Junque Jewelry - Sept 30 & Oct 3 Tim Holtz's new line of metal embellishments are used to create 2 unique necklaces. Another great gift idea!



Remember to bring your basic supply kit. If you need a list, contact us and we'll email or mail one. Tuesday and Thursday classes start promptly at 6 pm and Friday morning classes start at 10:30.



It's not too early to buy Class Gift Certificates. They are sold in $10 increments and make a wonderful Christmas or Birthday gift for your rubber stamp loving friends!



Until next time.........Happy Stampin!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

And We're Back

WHAT'S NEW

What's new you say? Just call me Rip Van Winkle! But, we're back now.......and here's what's new:


Holiday Collections Are Arriving!


The first Penny Black, Hero and Inkadinkado Fall and Christmas images have come in and will be on the shelves Thursday. Oh my gosh! You are just gonna love these collections.

Halloween 12x12 papers are now in stock.

We got the new Memory Box catalog supplement Saturday. You're gonna love the new 6x6 paper packs. Lisa gave them a call this morning and they are shipping them out so we can have them in time for Demo Day on Saturday.

ATC Swap Update
As I mentioned last time, I failed to get my ATC done for the swap and as punishment I have to make 50. The 1st 13 go to the participants and the rest are up for grabs. They will be available Saturday at the Demo.

Demo Day
Yup, it's Saturday. Lisa's class schedule will be available and you can sign up on the spot. As always, there is a FREE Make-It-Take-It. We hope to see you there!

Until next time.......Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

ATC Swap

ATC PHOTOS AVAILABLE

The ATC's were all stunning and you can see them at the ATC Web Album. We'll be doing another swap in October and information on that will be available in late August or early September. I didn't get mine done in time to participate, but plan to get it done by the end of next week. Since I missed the deadline, my "bad girl" punishment is to make 50. The 1st thirteen will go to the participants and the rest will be available to non-participants on a 1st come 1st served basis until they are gone. I'll let you know when they are available here on the blog.

Demo Day Make-It-Take-It
If you didn't make it to Demo Day, the Make-It-Take-It Card instructions will be available next week. Lisa always makes Demo Day so much fun. Everyone enjoyed making this really cute Halloween "JailBirds" card.

Until next post.......Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

August Class Schedule

August Classes

Lisa has done it again......Here's another schedule of fabulous classes!
  • PAPER BAG STUDIO - Aug 5, 7, & 8: A class filled with cards made from fresh, new images by Paper Bag Studio.
  • TECHNIQUE TAG BOOK - Sun Aug 10: This is a repeat class. Lisa will teach great techniques using many of the products you've seen in the store, but haven't yet used. There will be several tags with fabulous Ink Pad information.
  • FLOATING LEAF - Aug 12, 14, & 15: Lisa uses Hero's "Floating Leaf" Design Block stamp to create this group of wonderful cards. You will get the stamp as part of your class.
  • DEMO DAY - Aug 16: Seems a little early, but it is the 3rd Saturday of August! Remember, it's always FREE and there is always a Make-It-Take-It!
  • BOOKMARK CARDS - Aug 19, 21, & 22: This group of cards features a removeable bookmark making all these a card with a gift!
  • SAMPLER CLASS - Aug 26 & 29: As usual, this class is made up of cards that have been samples in the store.

Openings are available for every class. Remember you must prepay to hold your place. You may call to reserve, but class fees must be mailed or brought by before the class fills. Tuesday and Thursday night classes begin promptly at 6 pm and Friday morning classes begin at 10:30 am. Please remember to bring your basic kit to class. If you need a list of basic supplies, give us a call.

ATC Swap

ATC's will be ready to pick up on Thursday. A web album will be posted by then as well. Thanks to everyone who participated - the entries are fabulous! We'll have another swap this fall with a Halloween/Fall theme. Be watching for more information later in August or early in September!

Until next time.......Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

JUST ARRIVED

Just In Today!

PaperCut

We sold out of PaperCut's new scalloped cards and layers the week just after Demo Day. They are all back in stock along with a few new styles. Everyone liked the scalloped rectangular cards so we also ordered the scalloped rectangular layering cards to go with them. There are also smooth edged circles for layering.

Invoke Arts

New stamps, mounted and unmounted, arrived. The "Bird" girls are back as well as an assortment of unusual hearts and tags. Four unmounted sets include postmarks, the Birdcage Bird-girl in large, ATC signatures and funky house frames.



PaperBag Studios

Assortment of woodmounted stamps - some new images and some popular ones we've had before.



Demo Day
It's Saturday......Always FREE and always a Make-It-Take-It. Remember to bring your ATC Swap submission.

Hope to see you Saturday if not before. Until then......Happy Stampin'!






Saturday, July 12, 2008

Class added to Schedule


EXTRA CLASS Added to Schedule

Due to special interest, the "Beauty" Wall Hanging class will also be offered on Friday, July 25. Class starts at 10:30 and will finish up around 1:00 or so. If you're interested, come by to sign up. There are also spaces still available in the Sunday class if Friday won't work for you.


DEMO DAY
Demo Day is Saturday (the 19th). There is always a FREE Make-It-Take-It AND Lisa's August class schedule will be available.

ATC SWAP ATC's are due next Saturday. We've already received some really exciting entries. Remember, if you're not local, mail them and we'll return your set by mail. Just be sure to enclose a self-addressed mailing label (no postage needed) so we can send them to the right address.

That's it for today.......until next time......Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

What's Happenin' This Week

Welcome Back! We had a great Independence Day holiday weekend. It's been a bit crazy since we got back trying to catch up, but things are getting back to normal. I hope you enjoyed your share of fireworks and picnic food!

My Favorite Things

We got in a small batch of the very newest clear sets from My Favorite Things. You'll want to check them out. You can see a few cute samples on
Split Coast (select company samples and then My Favorite Things).


7 gypsies
New Photo Carousel - Just like
the ATC carousel only for 4x6 photos! You'll love this if you want to do a photo album without the book. The carousel comes with 10 clear sleeves. We also have black index tabs, color transparency frames and refill photo sleeves to fit this one. The ATC size carousel is also in stock with a variety and we have a variety of pockets, sleeves, and transparence frames for it also.

ATC Swap

Remember that we extended the deadline for entries to July 19 (Demo Day). We've already received a few and they are so cool. We still have packets if you want to use our precut ATC cards, but you can use any cards that are 2-1/2" x 3-1/2", roughly the size of a playing card (heck, use playing cards if you want!). Make 10 all the same or different.....you'll get 10 back from 10 other rubber stamp artists (and yes, I've been convinced to join in as well....Denis the Dcuk being my theme!). We still have a few copies of the Tweety Jill ATC book if you need one. Lots of inspiration and ideas fill this beautiful full color book.

Demo Day Reminder
Demo Day is Saturday, July 19th. Lisa accidently typed the 20th on her class schedule so we wanted to make sure you were aware of the correct date. For those of you who know Danica, she's promised to help us. Ask her to show you her engagement ring! It's beautiful.


That's about it for now.......until next post.....Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

New from Tweety Jill

Tweety Jill Rubber Stamps

Even though the ATC book has been delayed by a day, the first of the new
Tweety Jill Rubber Stamp Line came in today. There are 4 sets available now and 4 more to come later in the month. Themes include: Italian Artist, Journey to France, Song Birds, and Vintage Collage. Each set is made from deeply etched red rubber with cling mount cushion already attached. there are 13-15 stamps included and they are packaged in a sturdy 5x7 jewel case. Tweety Jill Rubber Stamp ATC Book: Due in tomorrow, this book is full of great ideas for your ATC's

Speaking of ATC's:

ATC SWAP UPDATE


Deadline for submitting your ATC's for the store swap has been extended. Your submissions for the ATC swap will be accepted as late as Demo Day, July 19th. After realizing the 4th of July holiday was keeping many from joining, we felt it was only fair to extend the deadline. For those of you who are intending to mail them, please mail them in time to arrive here by July 22. Remember to include your self-addressed return address label. Address is: 12314 N May, Oklahoma City, OK 73120.

INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY


We will close at 4:00 pm on Thursday and remain closed through the weekend. We'll be back to normal hours on Tuesday, July 8th! Have a very Happy 4th of July! Until next post.....Happy Stampin'!

Monday, June 30, 2008

July Stamp Class Schedule

ATC SWAP

If you were unable to make it by Saturday for Demo Day,
do come by any time this week to pick up a pack of blank ATC's. If you need us to mail a pack, let us know, but you can use any cardstock of your choice or alter a playing card. If you've never made an ATC and need some help, we a book on ATC's by Tweety Jill coming in later this week. Make 10, any theme, and bring or mail them to us by Demo Day, July 19 (ONE WEEK LATER THAN PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED). You'll receive 10 ATC's from different people in return. We'll photo all the ATC's and post them on a web album so you can see every one of them!

JULY CLASS SCHEDULE




My Favorite Things: Tues, July 1 - This is a requested repeat from May for those who were unable to take it. It features stamps from the My Favorite Things stamp company. There is still room, so don't hesitate to call if you think you can attend.

ATC Accordian Pocket Holder: Tues, July 8 - Come make this really cool ATC holder for the ATC's you're going to receive from the swap!

Bold and Bright: July 15, 17 & 18 - These cards use a great new collection of scalloped circle cards and layers from PaperCut. We will be using new stamps from Hero Arts and Impression Obsession.

DEMO DAY: July 19 Always a Free Make-It-Take-It. Deadline for ATC swap entries. Come and Go from 10:30 til 4:00

Summer Fun: July 22 & 24 - Wonderful "summer" themed cards using Impression Obsession stamps and scalloped circle cards and layers.

"Beauty" Wall Hanging: Sunday July 27 - A unique wall hanging using 4x4 canvas, 2x2 Memory Frame, silk flower. You'll learn how to color the canvas and flower using Color Washes, Radiant Rains and Paint Dabbers.

Artsy Fartsy Cards: July 29, 31 & Aug 1 - Using stamps from Paper Bag Studio, Inkadinkado, Memory Box and B Line Design, you'll create some really unique and artistic cards. Your friends will think you've been to art school when you send them one of these!


Tuesday and Thursday classes begin promptly at 6 pm. Friday morning classes begin at 10:30 am. You must prepay for your class to hold your space. Occasionally there are places available at the last minute, so don't hesitate to call. And if you have any questions, call us at 405-751-2690.


INDEPENDENCE HOLIDAY

SCHEDULE

We will be closing at 4pm on Thursday, July 3 and will remain closed through July 7th. We will reopen on Tuesday, July 8 for business as usual

Until Next Post......Happy Stampin!

Friday, June 27, 2008

MAGAZINES

NEW MAGAZINES ARRIVE IN TIME FOR DEMO DAY!

Yesterday we received another great batch of magazines. You'll want to check these out on your next visit.


Inspirations
Articles include "Stylish Storage" all about turning jars into delightful storage
containers, "The Ink Blot Experiment" showing stamps used with ink blots to make delightful playing card ATC's, and the complete Stampington & Co. rubber stamp catalog. Now an annual publication, it is $9.99

Somerset Studio
Articles of interest include "Brian Dettmer", a look at an amazing altered book artist,"With One Stamp: Provence" shows you Christine Adolph's "Elegant Poppies" 8 different ways. July/August issue is $7.99 and includes 4 pages of free paper and clip art.


Somerset Life
Difficult to describe, this magazine is filled with beautiful snippets of ways others have turned bits of everyday life into pieces of art. Articles include "Happiest of Birthday Boxes", Charming Baby Shoe "Pincushions", and "Whimsical Wands". Summer 2008 issue is $14.99



HandCrafted

Included here are 58 articles covering handcrafted items from scrapbooking, wearable art, stamping & papercrafts and gifts & home decor. You won't be bored with this publication at $14.99




Demo Day is tomorrow. Remember to pick up your ATC pack. We also have a free gift when you make a $25 or larger rubber stamp purchase.


Until next post......Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

DEMO DAY

Demo Day is Saturday.

Be sure to make plans to attend Demo Day on Saturday. We're making a really cute card with Hero Arts new alphabet series. We'll have swap packets for you to pick up and you will receive a free gift when you purchase $25 or more in rubber stamp merchandise.

ATC Swap
We had so much fun with the Valentine Tag Swap we decided to organize another swap. We'll be handing out a packet with 10 ATC cards which you can use on Demo Day. You create 10 ATC's (all the same or all different) to swap. You are not required to use our ATC cards. You can use any cardstock you wish.....the only requirement is that they be 2-1/2" x 3-1/2". In return, you'll receive 10 ATC's (1 each from 10 other people). The theme is open.....but a few suggestions are "Hot Time in the Summer Time", " My Favorite Day", "A Day in the Life of", "All About Me" or "My Vacation - Real or Imagined". Deadline for submissions is Saturday, July 12th. We'll mix 'em up and your packet will be ready to pick up on July 19th which is Demo Day in July. We'll photograph them and put up a Web Album so you can see all of them. If you're not local and wish to participate, feel free to mail your set of 10 ATC's to My Heart's Fancy, 12314 N May, Oklahoma City, OK 73120. Be sure to mail them in time for us to receive them by Tues, July 15. We'll add your submissions to the group and mail your set to you (be sure to include a
self-addressed mailing label). If you have any questions, please call us at 405-751-2690.

Monday, June 23, 2008

The Latest News

More on Last Weeks News

As you know, last week Lisa took off for Padre Island and I scrambled to keep up with her work and mine. What a challenge. I'll be soooo glad when I see her Thursday.


I mentioned a couple of things last Thursday and today I've got photos.


Tim Holtz Goodies....Yes, the last bit of Tim Holtz treasures finally arrived after being on back order forever and a day. We also got the earlier items restocked so the Tim Holtz display is full and waiting for you. Pictured are the newer items to hit the shelves. Of course you know he's got great ideas over on his blog site so be sure you get on over there if you want some inspiration for these neato keeno goodies.




Inkadinkado.....the Buy 2 Get 1 Free package arrived and the stamps are quite cute (as I mentioned previously) Here is a picture of the whole kit-n-kiboodle along with the how-to flyer. I'm as excited about this collection as I was about the last one. We shoulda ordered 2 sets, but we'll get right on that reorder as soon as Lisa gets back. In the mean time, be sure to check it out on Demo Day.




Oh....speaking of Demo Day.......Remember it's this Saturday. You come and go from 10:30 to 4 and we always have a FREE Make-it-Take-it for you. Lisa's full July schedule should be available and we'll hand out the new Hero Arts Summer Supplement.
Until next post......Happy Stampin'!




Wednesday, June 18, 2008

New Stamps and Such

Just a Quick Note to Let You Know........

With Lisa on vacation, I have little time to photo so you're just going to have to trust me here.....the NEW HERO ARTS arrived yesterday and is on the shelf. You're going to love these new extra large background stamps and the 12" clear border stamps (Well, they're not really 12 inches long, but they are to be used on 12" paper). We got the 12" (no, they're not 12 inches either) acrylic blocks for them too. Our new Summer 2008 supplements have been delayed, but I do think we'll have them by Demo Day.

Speaking of Demo Day.........REMEMBER it's being held Saturday the 28th this month.

Also Inkadinkado's Buy 2 Get 1 stamps are here. They should be on the shelf by tomorrow. It's a nice collection that will coordinate with the "Fancy That" collection from their Summer 2008 supplement of correspondence stamps. The "Fancy That" collection has been very popular.

Check back Friday and hopefully there will be pictures of the new stamps. Better yet, just come on by and see for yourself.

Until next post.......Happy Stampin'!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Quick & Easy Card

Really, it's quick AND easy!


You may have seen this card on the sample holder. It uses just a few supplies and really takes only a few moments to make.

Supplies:

  • Memory Box folded cards or cardstock in Robin's Egg
  • Stamps: G6968 Solid Cherry Blossom Branch & E6993 Large Solid Bird - both Alesa Baker for Impression Obsession
  • Versa Magic Ink Pads in Turquoise Gem and Jumbo Java
  • Frosted Crystal Embossing Powder - Embossing Atiquities by Ranger
  • Art Flowers from Hero Arts in Pastels
  • 5mm Pearls from Hero Arts
  • "Laugh Often Love Much Live Long" twill tape by Creative Impressions
  • Inksentials Pop It! pop shapes (circles or squares - your choice)
  • Adhesive of your choice (glue, glue dots...etc)
Directions:



Ink and stamp Cherry Blossom stamp with Turquoise Gem and stamp randomly around the edge of folded card.



Ink and stamp Solid Bird with Jumbo Java on white cardstock. Sprinkle with Frosted Crystals embossing powder and heat until set. Cut out.



Choose a small flower from Art Flowers and apply to bird with glue of choice over the flower on the bird. Attach pearl to center of flower. Apply 2 pop dots or squares to back of bird and attach to center of card. Cut piece of twill tape the width of card making sure one of the word phrases is centered. Glue to card just below the bird.


TaDa!!!!! Now, wasn't that quick AND easy?


BLOG SPECIAL: Color copy with directions free when you purchase both stamps - 10% off when you buy all supplies needed to make this card (color copy included). Offer good through Saturday, June 28
.

REMEMBER...DEMO DAY IS JUNE 28th

Until Next Post.....Happy Stampin'

Friday, June 13, 2008

Demo Day

Howdy!

Just wanted to let you know that Demo Day has been rescheduled this month due to Lisa's vacation. They're taking a family vacation to Padre and the rental was only available during the week of demo day soooooo....... Demo Day will be June 28 (the last Saturday of the month). You'll want to be here because we have something very special in the works just for you!

We got in a small order from Impression Obsession today and are expecting a small order from Inkadinkado later this afternoon.
We have lots of things coming in next week, so be sure to check back.

We are expecting a shipment of stamps on Tuesday or Wednesday from the brand new Hero Summer Supplement. If you've been on their website lately , you know what I'm talkin' about.
So until next week........Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New Memory Box



Memory Box just added a couple of new 6x6 paper packs and they arrived today. The Provence pack is full of really beautiful greys, beiges & blues while the Grove pack has pinks, browns and greens. The designs on these are absolutely gorgeous and very up-to-date. Each pack somes with 30 sheets (3 each of 10 designs) of single sided 6"x6" cardstock. As you can see, we also got a load of stamps.....some of which are new designs. Butterflies are beginning to be as popular as birds and there are 3 or 4 new butterfly designs and a few new branch stamps as well.











Until Next Post.......Happy Stampin'!