Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Product of the Week

Tim Holtz

One of the newest products from Tim Holtz and Ranger is the Distress Stain line.  We got it in the day before Demo Day and didn't really have time to play with it.  Lisa has had a chance to use it and if you are taking the Artsy Tag class you'll get a chance to try it out.  But why wait til then.....  take a look at this video of Tim at CHA showing how to use them.

How about that!  I know I'm jazzed and hope to be using them really soon.....  We have all the colors so come by and pick up a few (hey, you know you want them all!) 

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

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Demo Day Fun


Bottle caps are all the rage and we are so pleased to have them back after so long.  Bottle caps are versatile and fun.... Think bookmarks, canvases, jewelry, magnets, name tags, embellishments.....  They come in 4 sizes.  If you made it by for our Demo Day last week, you were able to make one that could be a magnet or lapel pin. Check out these really cute ideas.....

Demo Day Cuties
Three of 4 sizes..... Super Jumbo, Jumbo & Standard.  Not shown are Mini (1/2") and Flattened Standard.
Really cute stickers you can use inside the Standard size caps. You get 60 stickers in a package... AND we have punches for every size cap so you can punch paper to fit any of them.  Your only limitations are your very own imagination.  Once you get started making them, you will have a blast!  Drop by for inspiration and pick up a few of all the sizes.  Super Jumbo, Jumbo and standard are available by the piece.  Mini & flattened come packaged in 12's......

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

Monday, April 18, 2011

May 2011 Class Schedule

Class Schedule
May 2011

When Demo Day rolls around every month, I am so amazed at the truly creative card and project classes Lisa offers.  We arrive early and she starts to display them.  It is so much fun for me and I can hardly wait.  So here is the schedule.....  look it over and then come on down and sign up for your favorites.

Salt Box Shrine - Sunday May 1st

A very cool project, this class is being repeated by popular demand.  You'll use a round salt box to create this lovely project.  It is truly unique and one of a kind.

Fragmented Frame - Sunday May 1st

March's Make-it-Take-it inspired this project.  This 5x7 frame is fairly simple to make and a good way to learn how to attach paper to Tim Holtz's fragments (and fragment charms). 

Butterfly Box - May 3

This project was originally taught last year, but some of our newer friends have requested that we put it on the schedule again.  It is an elegant piece of art that will look great on the wall or sitting on the mantel.....

Nature's Chair - May 5 & 6

This is an updated version of a chair from several years ago.  You will paint, paper & stamp a plain chair, turning it into a work of art!  Limited to 20 due to limited availability of the chairs.... Don't miss out on this one! 

Man Cards - May 10 & 13

It's hard to find a good card for a man but Lisa has come up with 4 really great ones.... You will use a variety of Tim Holtz products for these including the Jalopy Die and the new glasseine paper.

Keepsake Canvas - May 17 & 20

This is a really cool canvas.  You know Lisa likes to use the back side of her canvases and this is no exception.  Soft and elegant, you will use your own photos to create a wonderful memory project.

Demo Day.....  Saturday May 21st from 10 - 4

Come and go all day.  It's free, there is always a make-it-take-it, and the class schedule for June will be available.

Artsy Tags - May 24, 26 & 27th

Tags X 4!  Lisa's tags are so artsy and fun.  Lisa will show you a new way to apply color using the new Distress Stains by Tim Holtz.  You'll make tags using the new Tim Holtz dies and there is also a really wonderful mermaid tag made from one of the Character Constructions new stamp sets.

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

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Easter Egg Swap

Altered Easter Egg Swap
Our Altered Easter Egg Swap was such a big success.  We are truly blessed to have such a circle of talented artists participating in our swaps.  We had 19 fabulous participants and you can see photos of all of them on our Facebook page here.  You don't have to be a Facebook user to see them.  Just click on the word "here" and it'll get you there.

Chalkboard Update
I think I may have misled you a bit about the Chalkboard being discontinued.  What I meant was that the two colors mentioned (Mint Chocolate Chip & Cotton Candy) are discontinued.  Chalkboard sprays are NOT being discontinued..... just a few colors.  We sold out on Saturday, but think we will be able to get a few more before they are totally gone.  Check with us later on next week if you want either of them. 

Class Schedule
I'm working on the photos, but expect to have the schedule complete with photos here on the blog by Tuesday as usual.  I am always blown away by Lisa's creativity and the beauty of what she has to share with all of us.  All the classes are on display at the store.  Come by for a look and to sign up for your favorites.  You must prepay for your class to guarantee your spot will be held and classes are limited to 12 students.

That's it for now..... Until next post..... Happy stampin'!

Thursday, April 14, 2011



Very popular and discontinued.....  we got one more shipment of Mint Chocolate Chip & Cotten Candy Chalkboard by Tattered Angels.  Won't last long.... Get yours before they're gone.

It's Saturday and do we have a load of new things that will be available on Saturday.  Along with the discontinued Chalkboard mist, we have new ribbon... we will have 7 Gypsies Tissue (ohhhhh.. so cool), tiny resin frames & silver crown pin from Melissa Frances, TIM HOLTZ stains, coordinating rubber cling stamps for the new Graphic 45 Curtain Call & Communique collection,  new Hero Cling stamps that coordinate with Basic Gray Sweet Threads collection (paper pads to follow by the end of the month), new Artful Illusions unmounted stamps, 6x6 BoBunny paper pad,that coordinate with the Timepiece & Gabrielle collection.... and so much more!

We are running a Big Shot Special..... When you purchase a Big Shot, you may have a Sizzix die or embossing folder FREE (up to a $21 value).  $121 value for only $99.99  Offer is limited to stock on hand (only 3 Big Shots available) for this special so act now. 

See Ya Saturday!

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