Monday, June 30, 2008

July Stamp Class Schedule


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!


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.



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



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

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


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 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.


  • 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)

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


Until Next Post.....Happy Stampin'

Friday, June 13, 2008

Demo Day


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'!

Friday, June 6, 2008

New Stuff You're Gonna Want

More About the Latest Arrivals

The Tweezer Scissors
You heard about these in the post about the Birdcage Bird card. Here's a photo. These are selling like hotcakes! We got in a dozen and they were gone in 1 day so we ordered another 15. Same deal - gone in a day. We just got another 15 in today. You will love these scissors for detailed cutting. It makes it possible to cut into those little places you tend to just pass over because it's just too much trouble. Well no more.......these are even easier than an exacto knife for many applications.

New Papers
Lisa found the
coolest papers. There is a batch of 2-sided papers from Creative Imaginations (right photo below) with fabulous swirls or geometric stylized flowers. Back side features ledger graph on the other side of 2 and swirls on the other paper. There are 3 new papers from Heidi Swapp (left photo above) in beautiful shades of tan and brown. One features antique maps and would be really cool used on some sort of travel card or project.

Other New Stuff
In the basket you can see some really great clear sets from Autumn Leaves (new for us), printed tags and colored transparencies from 7 Gypsies, Swirly Heart punch by Anna Griffin and the grass punch that is used to make one of the frog cards on the Hero website. There are a number of new stamps from B Line, Penny Black, and new clear sets from Character Constructions.

Zutter Binder Last week a sweet customer arrived to purchase the only Zutter binder we had. She had been looking all over for it and had found it only one other place. It is a great tool for wire binding all kinds of things together. You can make books, or bind tags or ATC's from a swap into little memory books. Let you imagination run wild...... Since then we received our last order, we were advised that there has been a price increase as of midnight last night. We got in an under the wire order and will be able to offer these at the old price of $59.95. There are 3 in stock currently. If you ever thought you'd want one of these, get it now. The increased price will be just under $70.

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

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Magazines & New Stuff

As you know, we offer quite a few of Stampington & Co's magazines. Latest to arrive are the Spring 2008 editions of Somerset Workshop, Somerset Life and Artful Blogging. The Summer 2008 edition of Somerset Studio Gallery has also arrived. If you are feeling a lull in your creativity, these publications can be really inspirational and can get your creative juices a flowin'.

Lots of boxes arrived today so there will be a ton of new stuff on the shelves tomorrow. We got boxes from Penny Black, Hero, Character Constructions, B Line and a couple of our distributors. Looks like there are some new embossing powders, punches, 7 gypsies, 3 new papers, and mini square canvases. Hopefully we'll get a list here by tomorrow morning. I know it'll be on the shelf by the end of today.

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

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Images & Journal Notes

As you know Crafty Secrets has been releasing a whole bunch of new stuff. All the new clear stamp sets have now been in store for a few weeks. We finally got the new "Images & Journal Notes" booklets and are they cute!!!!! Each one features wonderful vintage art in a notepad style with lines for journaling on most pages. Perforated, they can be torn out and placed in scrapbook pockets. Obviously you can cut and paste with them as well.

Nutshell Descriptions

Birds & Botanicals: Beautiful birds and flowers - Lisa's personal favorite

: Flowers, Veggies and Travel Art abound

: Lots of vintage book art featuring children and toys

: Really charming food and cooking images

These are so cute you're going to want one of each. Blog Special: Buy 1 of each design and the 4th one is FREE! Offer good through Saturday, June 7th (if we sell out, "rainchecks" available for prepaid orders). Be sure to say: "I saw it on the blog".

Until next time, Happy Stampin'!