Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Hope you had a great Memorial Day Weekend - I know we all did..... Anyway, Lisa created this really funky bird card and we just thought you might flap your wings for it. It's really simple and uses a minimum of supplies.

  • Black Versifine Ink Pad, Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pad
  • Versamark Pad
  • Brown, Cream & Blue Cardstock
  • CL140 Thinking of You Clear Design Set by Hero Arts
  • "Birdcage Bird" by Invoke Arts
  • "Tiny Mesh Border" by Alesa Baker for Impression Obsession
  • Giga Scallop Circle Punch
  • 1/4" peach silk ribbon
  • Pearls embellishments by Hero Arts
  • Colored Pencils
  • Blue Marvy marker
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Glue or double stick tape

Stamp Birdcage Bird in black on cream cardstock. Color bird's head and dress with colored pencils. Sponge "cage" skirt with Vintage Photo Distress ink using mini sponge dauber. Cut out and set aside. Ink mini birdcage area of Birdcage Bird in black, wiping away the ink on the birds. Ink birds with blue Marvy marker. Stamp on cream cardstock which has been sponged lightly with Vintage Photo Distress ink. Cover with Versamark ink and emboss in clear. Cut out and set aside. Punch blue cardstock with giga scallop circle punch. Set aside. Ink "tiny mesh border" stamp in black and stamp along left side of brown card. Sponge more black on the edges with dauber. Sponge edges of blue scalloped circle with black. Glue to brown card. Glue bird to card with head and shoulder area on top of bottom right part of blue scallop circle. Glue tiny birdcage cutout over corresponding cage of bird. Ink "there is no one like YOU" in black and stamp in upper left area of scallop circle. Make a tiny bow with the ribbon and glue to bird's neck. Attach 1 pearl (or more if you like) to the bird's blouse. Your card is now ready to be used!

Did you find the bird a bit difficult to cut out? We have just the tool for you.......TWEEZER SCISSORS! You won't want to be without these! We sold out of our first order in just 2 days and have another batch on the way. They should be in by Friday so call or come by to get yours. The cost is just $13.

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

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Quick & Easy - that's what this one is! Hero put out three new wood mounted sets called Playful Prints. We made the demo card using the "Lily Pad Greetings" exclusively. You'll like the other two called "Bird Greetings" and "School Animals" as well. If you would like a copy of Hero's new catalog supplement called "More Spring 2008", come by and we'll give you one. As one of Hero's premiere dealers we're priveledged to be able to give you these supplements for FREE!

Anyhoo....here's what you need to make this card:
  • Cardstock in cream, orange, lime green, and bright blue.
  • Green & cream striped cardstock
  • Keylime H2O
  • Y&C black permawriter (or black fine point pen)
  • Inkssentials Opaque White pen
  • clear embossing powder
  • Giga scallop circle punch
  • Mega circle punch
  • Black Versafine ink pad
  • Paper glue of your choice

Cut cream card stock 8-1/4 X 4-1/4 inches and fold in half making a 4-1/4 X 4-1/4 inch square. Cut 4 inch square out of striped cardstock. Punch scallop circle out of orange cardstock. Punch circle out of lime green and bright blue cardstocks. Cut blue circle into two pieces dividing it in thirds. Glue green circle to orange scalloped circle. Glue 1/3 piece of blue to the green circle. Glue to striped card. Stamp frog, thought bubble, and saying of your choice inside the bubble (we used "thinking of you"). Emboss all in clear. Paint frog with H2O and cut out. Cut out only the thought balloon. Glue frog and thought baloon onto card. Draw 2 or 3 circles with the black pen and fill with the white pen. Card can open from top to bottom or side to side - it's your choice!

Hope you enjoy making this cute card. Until next time.....Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Memorial Day Holiday

Just a quick note to let you know we will be closed this Saturday for the holiday weekend. We'll be back to normal business hours on Tuesday. Hope you have a fun weekend and play safe!!!

XOXOX.....Maura & Lisa
June/July Class Schedule

June's schedule is short due to Lisa's upcoming vacation but classes for the 1st part of July are included here. Demo Day has been rescheduled to June 28th so be sure you mark it on your calendar.

Bird Tag Shadow Box - June 3, 5 & 6 FULL (an additional class has been added to July's schedule.

Fancy Tag Cards: June 10, 12, & 13 - This class is really cute and uses Hero's new fancy tags.

Pretty Flowers: June 26, & 27th - This class includes a clear stamp set from Inkadinkado and the cards you create will be suitable for all occasions.

Demo Day: June 28 - 10:30 - 4 - Always Free - Always a Make-It-Take-It

My Favorite Things: 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.

ATC Accordian Pocket Holder: July 8 - If you like ATC's you'll love this classy holder made from mini envelopes.

Bird Tag Shadow Box: Sun, July 13 - This is a repeat of the class from May which "sold out" before some of you could sign up! This is an incredible piece of art and you'll want to find a prominent place in your house for it.

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

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Don't forget, Saturday is Demo Day.....New class list will be available in store only on Saturday and here on the blog by Tuesday.

New Arrivals:

  • Clear Sets from 7 Gypsies
  • New Invoke Arts
  • Penny Black restocked
  • New Inkadinkado
  • Stampers Anonymous restocked
  • Glue Dots in a roller dispenser
  • Dot'n Roller adhesive
  • 4 new Heidi Swapp 12 X 12 papers
  • 4 new Silk Ribbon colors
  • Crafty Secrets Sweet Chips Chipboard in Heart Album, House Album and Die Cut Shapes

Tim Holtz 9x9 papers are discontinued as well as his DooDad strips. These items are 1/2 price Saturday with any purchase. Get 'em before they're gone.


You are just gonna love this cute make-it-take-it. We'll be using a cute new set from Hero and you won't want to miss this. See ya Saturday! Until then Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


We got in some exciting and fun embellishments from Tim Holtz's new line called idea-ology. We've been waiting as patiently as we could and finally some of them have arrived! You're really gonna luv these items. The uses are endless. Some of the embellishments that arrived are: Swivel Clasps, Trinket Pins, Hitch Fasteners, Sprocket Gears, Jump Rings, Adage Tickets, and Journaling Tickets. Blog Special: Mention this blog update and receive one idea-ology item for 1/2 price when you purchase one idea-ology item. One offer per customer. Offer expires Tuesday, May 13.

We also stock a variety of other Tim Holtz items including the Tonic craft scratcher, craft knife & craft pick as well as the grunge board, and the 2 new Distressables CD's. The new CD's take the place of most of Tim's paper items such as the doodad strips and 9x9 papers (which will no longer be available in the very near future).

For those of you who really enjoy creating, exchanging and collecting ATC's, you may remember that a really cool ATC Card Holder by 7 Gypsies recently became available. We do stock them along with all the fun dividers, pocket holders, tabs and transparencies. Now we have the NEW 7 Gypsies Punch which punches the tab portion on your ATC's so you can insert them into the Card Holder. This is a Must Have item.

So much for today's post. Until next time, Happy Stampin!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Now At My Heart's Fancy
My Favorite Things

If you made it to Demo Day you made that really really cute birthday card with stamps from the new line of clear sets we are offering called My Favorite Things. We just got in a brand new shipment today with 3 new sets you're gonna want. Here's what they look like from left to right: Can Ya Dig It, Happy Mother's Day, and Say Charge!

Can Ya Dig It is a great set for Thinking of You, Here's the News, and other generally just fun cards. Happy Mother's Day is, of course, good for a last minute Mother's Day, but also Girlfriend or Thank You card. Say Charge is perfect for Thinking of You or any number of great Girlfriend themed cards. Imagine the possibilities! Go on.....you know you want to use that creative imagination for something!

Stop by for a visit and a look and until next time.....Happy Stampin'!