Thursday, September 29, 2011

Memory Box Cards

Memory Box

Love Memory Box cards and dies as much as we do?  We just received the Cardstock and Project of the Month.  Take a look at these two fabulous cards you can make with them!

 Project of the month uses 2 dies: the Catalina Wreath and the Nutty Acorn.  The cardstock is a lovely textured green soire called Celery.  A perfect card for fall! 

Cardstock of the month uses 2 dies: the Perched Reedbird and Woodland Branch.  The stamp is the Vintage Notes and the layered pattern paper is the Pool distressed dots.  Cardstock of the month is a limited edition cardstock and this stock is a lovely "eucalyptus" color. This card is a great all occasion card. 

Fabulous projects!  Simple and Easy!  All supplies are available now so come on down get yours today!  The limited edition Cardstock of the month will be available for only a short time.

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

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

October Class Schedule


Ready or not.....  here it is!

Colors of Fall
Oct 4 & 7

Wonderful cards for fall using Memory Box dies and stamps.  Lush backgrounds made using stains and crackle paint.  Haven't seen fall cards this beautiful in a long time.

Experiments in Beeswax
October 5th

This 3 hour workshop taught by Sherry Schoenfeldt of Studio Pashnada is designed to teach you how to apply beeswax and use it with mixed medium art projects.  You will create a 4x8 canvas (yours will not look like the one above).  It is fun and exciting. 

Memories Photo Box
Oct 9

This wonderful project was created a few years ago and has been in the shop as an example of what you can do with 7 gypsies 4x6 photo tray.  A number of new customers have requested that we teach it again and we think it is worthy of a return engagement.  Some of the embellishments are no longer available, so yours will have an updated look when you are finished.

Mini Christmas Boxes
Oct 11 & 14

Is this not the cutest project in the world?  Of course it is!  Cute Christmas decoration made using Graphic 45's new Christmas Emporium paper and a variety of embellishments.  It will bring you a lot of J-O-Y!

Demo Day
Saturday, October 15

This is the 3rd Saturday of the month and is our traditional event every month.  It is come and go from 10am to 4pm....It is always FREE.....  There is always a FREE Make-It-Take-It.....  and the NEW Class Schedule for the next month comes out.  Join in the fun.  You will be so glad you did!

Mixed Media Canvas
Oct 18 & 21st

You know Lisa..... she is all about canvases and this one is fabulous!  It's different from anything she has ever done and you will learn some exciting new ways to create a stunning piece of art.  You will use a lots of new products from 7 Gypsies, Studio Paint, tissue and rub-ons!

More Fun With Beeswax
Oct 22

This 3 hour workshop taught by Sherry Schoenfeldt of Studio Pashnada is a follow up to Experiments in Beeswax which you must take before you attempt this one.  You will learn even more techniques for using beeswax to create texture how beeswax interacts with a number of other art supplies.  Once again, you will not leave with art that looks anything like the samples you will see.

Christmas Card Class

Date and information to be posted next week.

New Feature
I added a new feature to our blog a week or two ago.  You can now subscribe by email.  Whenever there is a new post here Blogger will notify you by email.  Just fill in your email address in the "subscribe by email" box located just below our address and hours information on the sidebar to the left.  Do it and you won't ever have to check for new posts ever again!  Love it!

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

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Make-It-Take-It - Demo Day


I really had some fun on Demo Day.  It was not quite the same without Lisa.  She had been battling a respiratory virus which turned into a contagious infection so she gracefully bowed out.  That was really hard for me cuz I know how much fun you have with her and I am petrified that I won't do a good job.....  And on top of that, the supplies she ordered didn't come in....  EEK!  Now What!?! 

Our friend Mary found a really cute (and easy) card that was designed by Claudine Helmuth for Ranger that I could actually demo for everyone!  And we actually had all of the product for it already in stock.....  Thanks so much Mary!  I could not have done it without such a great idea!  This is the card we made.....
Really cute.....   For directions click on  Claudine's Bird Card.

And speaking of Studio Paints.....  You are gonna love how nice they are to use.  Ranger has made a really nice product here and the colors mix cleanly with no muddying. There are 15 wonderful colors and using the Color Mixing Chart you can create 51 other colors.  Very cool!  The chart is a PDF file (you just need Adobe reader to view it) so it is easy to print for reference.  And here is a video Claudine did showing you how to mix those colors.....

Hope you enjoyed learning about Studio Paints.....

Class schedule should be up by Tuesday evening.....

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

Friday, September 16, 2011

Demo Day & the Halloween Swap

Demo Day

Can it really be that time again?  Oh yeah.... it is.  Tomorrow (or is it today?..... depends on when you read this post) is Demo Day.  Love it.... it is so much fun.  You may or may not know that Lisa has really been sick so guess what?!  I'll be conducting the demo tomorrow.  Be kind..... I'm a novice.  Oh yes, and our friend Carol will be babysitting the register.  Be extra kind.  We'd like to keep her as a friend.

Lots of new stuff.....  Check out the front table for a few new Halloween goodies.  Check out the table just back of the register for a few new Christmas goodies.  Check out the tables in the classroom.... Swaps ready for pick-up, new templates, perfect pearls, TIM's new Halloween Resist Stash Pad and TIM's new Craft Coordinations paper along with the new Frantage Mica chips from Stampendous, new (for us) bright colored embossing powders and last, but not least the new Claudine Helmuth Studio foam/clear stamp sets and Studio paints.  I'll be helping you make a really sweet card using the Studio stamps and paints.  You're really gonna love it!  So cute and so easy (isn't it always?)


Yep..... they are ready for you to pick up!  And you can see the entire collection by clicking on this link:  2011 Halloween Tag Swap.....

That's it for now.....  See ya tomorrow (or today if you're reading this on Saturday).....

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Graphic 45 Collections

New Graphic 45 Collections

We recently received the newest Graphic 45 collections and may I say that they are really fabulous.  We (along with everyone else in the country) have been waiting for them as patiently as possible.  Take a look.....

 An ABC Primer is true to Graphic 45's vintage style and features beautiful graphics of children and school motifs.  We have 8x8 paper pads, rubber stamp sets, chipboard punch-puts & a few of the 12x12 papers. 

The Christmas Emporium is stunning.  We thought the past Christmas collection  was beautiful, but I think they have outdone themselves with this one.  We have 8x8 paper pads, rubber stamp sets, chipboard punch-outs and several of the 12x12 papers.

Spellbinder Catalog Icon

I worked and worked til I figured how to make the Spellbinder catalog picture on the sidebar into a link.  You can now click on the catalog and it will redirect you to the flip catalog.  You can view it anytime you want and when you find what you want, email or call us and we will order it for you.  We order from our supplier every week so we can have it for you as soon as the next week (provided it is in stock).....  Click it now!

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

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New Stuff

New Arrivals

7 Gypsies

The Gypsies have added yet another winner to their collection of incredible art supplies.  The theme ....  Global which features antique maps.  You will love the 8x8 & 6x6 paper pads and art tags.  New trims include circular hanger clips and really cute little wooden rulers.

Halloween is just around the corner.....  We have plenty of fun card/project making Halloween stamps, papers and embellishments for your creations.  And we have a plethora of paints, inks, ribbons, and glitters to get the job done!

If you picked up a Halloween Tag Swap bag at our last demo, the deadline for turning them in is Saturday at 5pm.  If you can see that you won't quite make it, but are oh-so close, give me a call and I'll see what I can do.  You will be able to pick up your traded swaps on Saturday, the 17th which is Demo Day.

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

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Labor Day Sale

After Labor Day Friday Sale

Well sorta.....  We had a really fun time Friday night before Labor Day at the "Labor Day Sale".  I gave out lots of goody bags and we moved out a whole lotta good stuff. 
Course, there is always a little bit left.....  so I have made a little area on the back wall of the classroom and you can find the "leftovers" there.


We now have a link available from one of our suppliers for the Spellbinders die catalog.  Anytime you want to look, you can click on the link to see what is available.  You don't have to come by, just click on the picture above.  If you find what you want, you can can call us and we can order it for you..... ANY day, EVERYday, ANYtime, ALL the time.  It's that simple.  Really!  Click on the catalog picture above now and see how simple it is!

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

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Friday Special







Closed Friday between 2 & 6pm to prepare for sale

Saturday - Closed

Join us for the fun Friday evening and have a safe Labor Day Weekend!