Thursday, May 31, 2012

New in the House - May 31, 2012


We've got a lot of new stuff in the House today.  Take a look!

New Stamp sets "Words to the Rescue" by Art gone Wild.  Fab clear stamp sets in the following themes:  Thank You, Encouragement, Friendship, Sympathy, Get Well, & Thinking of You.  Can't miss phrases you'll use over and over again.

New from Tim Holtz & Core-dinations... Your favorite Distress and Kraft Core Paper Pads.  2 new sizes:  2-1/4" x 12" (for those long skinny dies) and 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (quarter cuts for all your embossing folders). Distress collection has 2 each of 36 colors and Kraft-Core has 3 each of 24 colors.

   New Washi Tapes.... from My Minds Eye and Memory Keepers.  Queen & Co tapes are restocked as well!

Spectra Fix.... Donna Downey's favorite new product.  A fixative made for indoor use.  You are just gonna love this product.  All natural and safe for you and the environment!

Christy Tomlinson by Pink Paislee.  It's sold out and Pink Paislee isn't going to reprint.  We got the last little bit our distributor had.  When it's gone, it's gone.  Be sure you get yours before that happens!
Great selection of "How to" Art books.  There are some new ones you will want that will help you spread your artistic wings!  I know I need the help.....
Ok, so these things aren't new - they're old.  Old enough to be on sale that is!  Added a whole new batch of things to the sale area in the back part of the classroom.  If you are a bargain hunter, this is the place for you.
We got some more new stuff this morning.  I'll tell ya about all that tomorrow, but for now here's an update on...
Got the samples from Dina.  Ask me and I'll show ya!  They are so cool.  Dina will be teaching 4 fabulous classes....  "Dying for Dylusions", Encaustic Tag Book - "Dear Self", Introduction to Art Journaling, and Chunky Background Techniques Book.  Hope you will be taking advantage of this fab opportunity!
That's it for now.... Until next Post.... Happy Creatin'!

Friday, May 25, 2012



Lisa Cooper!  She correctly guessed that DINA WAKLEY is going to be our guest teacher at our July Artsy Weekend!  Congratulations Lisa!  You won a $10 gift certificate to My Heart's Fancy.  Email me your address and I will send it out right away!

And the Random Comment winner chosen by a random number picker 

is commenter #3 - Amy Vanderkooi!  You also win a $10 gift certificate to My Heart's Fancy.  Amy, I know how to find you so your's will be here waiting for you!

Thanks to all who participated in my little guessing game.  Details for the Artsy Weekend will follow next week.  Dina sent us real samples to show you and they will be out on display next week as well.  I am very excited...  Dina is lots of fun and loves to teach so get ready for some artsy, inky fun this summer!

Also a quick reminder that we will be closed at 2pm on Friday and will be closed through Monday.  We'll be back as usual on Tuesday so see ya then!

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

Sunday, May 20, 2012

June 2012 Class Schedule

Demo Day
the June 2012 Class Schedule

It was another day in Paradise Saturday when we held our monthly Demo Day.  We shared a lovely Make-It-Take-It which was provided to us by Impression Obsession.  As usual, I failed to take a picture of it, but it was a really cute card using some of their brand new dies.  I'll get a picture posted later this week. 

As you know, Lisa's class schedule for the following month debuts on Demo Day.  She has unleashed her creativity once again to provide you with a very nice selection of cards and projects for June.

Here is what she will be offering:

Tuesday June 5

Requested by popular demand and appropriately timed,  these 5 quick and easy cards can be used for Father's Day or any time. 

June 7th &  8th

This canvas celebrates the Timeless essence of art itself.  Using the backside of your canvas you will build a base using a piece of 12x12 paper from the new Timeless Collection by KaiserCraft. It is accented with tags, jewels, bottles and even some new clips from 7 gypsies.  Fun from the get-go!

Sunday, June 9

We had too much fun to just let it stop, so here's another "junk mail" art journal class.  If you didn't get to take the first one, jump on in.... the art is fine!  You bring the junk mail and we throw out all kinds of supplies.

June 14 & 15

You may have seen this little project sitting up front by the Perfect Pearl Sprays.  You will create a beautiful accordian book using a sheet of the ATC 12x12 paper from the Almanac collection by Prima.  You will also create the tiny box to hold it.

Saturday, June 14
10am to 4pm

If you've been shopping with us very long, you know this day is a treat.  We always have a FREE Make-It-Take-It and the class schedule for the following month debuts.  It is come and go so put it on your calendar and make plans to attend.  Aw heck!  Bring a friend and have twice as much fun!

Tuesday, June 19th

It's time to make your calendar pages for May and June 2013.  When the collection is finished you have a complete calendar to copy and share with your friends. 

June 21 & 22

Extravaganza!  Exactly!  Nine cards using one 6x6 pad of Kaiser Kraft Timeless Collection paper pad.  Two of these cards would be lovely framed and hung in your studio!

Tuesday, June 26

A number of people couldn't make the first offering so we are putting it on the schedule once again.  There is plenty of room for you even if you aren't on the list of people waiting for a new date!  You will need to purchase the Character Construction Paper Doll kit to make this project.

June 28 & 29

Last but certainly not least, we offer you a creative way to use Tim Holtz's new Matchbook Die.  Innards are made using the cutest cards and envelopes from 7 gypsies new "Postale" collection.  This is a very unique project.

There is something for everyone here.  Be sure to drop by to see this exciting collection of classes and sign up for your favorites.


If you have been keeping up with the blog, you know that we are going to have a fab Artsy Weekend in July.  The date is definately set for July 13-15.  I will announce the artist who is coming on Friday, May 25th.  Until then, you have the chance to win one of two $10 gift certificates.  Leave a guess on the ARTSY WEEKEND blog post
and you could win a $10 gift certificate.  Clues will be posted daily on our FACEBOOK page.  There are already 2  clues there now.  I can't wait to share who wins the certificates and who the artist is!  I am soooo excited!

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

Friday, May 18, 2012

Events Coming Up

Get  Ready!
Get Set!

What?  Get Ready, Get Set, Go?  I'm just thinkin' out loud.  And I'm thinkin' that I may just explode with excitement.  Demo Day is this Saturday (tomorrow).  You know how much fun that is....  and I am excited for it to get here.  BUT, what I'm really getting excited about is still a secret. Let me just say that there will be a very special event on the calender this summer.

It's very artsy and you won't want to miss it..... I'm still working out the details, but it's definately on the calendar for July 13-15. OOOH  I am soooo excited! 

Since I can't tell you what the Artsy Weekend is or Who will be a part it just yet, I will entertain guesses....  Leave a guess who you think will treat us to this Artsy Weekend in the comment section by midnight Thursday, May 24th and you could be the happy recipient of a $10 gift certificate.  Recipient will be chosen by the Random Integer Generator, SO you don't have to be correct to win.  You may guess as many times as you wish, but only your first guess will be used as your "random integer"
 AND the first person to guess correctly will also receive a $10 gift certificate.  I will leave a little hint on the Facebook page every day next week.  Artist will be revealed and winners announced on Facebook (and here, of course) on Friday, May 25th.... Good Luck and Happy guessin'!

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

Friday, May 11, 2012

What's New in the House on May 11


Yes! New stuff in the house TODAY! 

NEW stamp collection from DINA WAKELY.  Yup, absolutely new... absolutely cool.  Grungy garden images.  You will LUV these. 

These arrived last Friday and there are still some available.  If you reserved a set, they are here waiting for you.  Colors are lovely....of course.  And just in case you didn't see Tim's video about them, here it is.....

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

Thursday, May 10, 2012

New Products

Special Ordering

Every once in a while our suppliers do something very special that we get to share with you.  Today we were notified that we can share with you a "What's New" catalog of products that you can browse. 

See something you like?   Let us know and we can order it for you immediately.  We love this capability and used it with the  Fall 2011 Spellbinder catalog.  You have seen it on the sidebar.  You click on it and you are able to view the entire catalog (it's still an active link, so feel free to browse it as well).  The catalog will be available on the sidebar from now on, but you can click "What's New"  now to view it.  This catalog is filled with things that were released at the Spring CHA show.  You will notice a number of great product lines.  We may not stock it, but we can get it for you anytime!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

New in the House May 3, 2012



I've had quite a few questions about Tim Holtz's new Distress Markers.  What do you do with them?  Do they match the Distress pads or stains?  Can you use them on stamps?  Tim himself can answer these questions best so I will turn you over to the video.....

I'm glad I watched that video!  Answers all my questions.... now if I only had time to play with a few of them.

Oh yes.... we got the project of the month and the cardstock of the month in today.  The cards are very nice....  Take a look.....

Project of the Month

Love the new dragonfly die.  Hard to see the wings, but they were cut from acetate and then glittered on the back.  Very nice.  All supplies needed are available right here at My Heart's Fancy!

Limited Edition Cardstock of the Month

It's hard to tell but the cardstock is the most lucious shade of yellow/green called "lettuce".  You get 25 cards in a pack. Once it's gone, it's gone.....  And those dies!  Shut the Door Dave!  I'm always in awe of the dies Dave creates and the exciting ways he uses them.  All suppies available for this card as well.

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

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What's new Today

Just a Little News


Just want to update you on the new Spring Distress Pads from Tim Holtz.  Looks like they will be here and available for purchase on SATURDAY.    However, sometimes shipments don't arrive on time, so please call if you are coming out just to pick up a set.  And as I will be out of town, please be kind to my volunteer helper.  Of course they are limited edition, so don't let too much time go by before you get by to pick up a set.  Also, Distress Reinkers for all Limited Edition Pads will be available.  We ordered a limited quantity of those as well so if you need one or two, let me know which colors you want. 


One of the newest items we now have in stock are Mbossibilities by Spellbinders.   A few customers had expressed an interest in them so we took a look at them.  They are really nice and you get two embossible designs on one folder.  You simply turn it inside out for the second design.  If you are using them with the Vagabond or Sizzix machines you will need to use an embossing pad and a couple of pieces of cardstock in place of your top plate.  We will have the embossing pads in stock by the end of next week.


The new Tim Holtz dies are slowly beginning to trickle in.  This week we got the new WordPlay Alphabet, In the Bag and the Tag & Tie dies in.  The Wordplay alphabet is really fun and I can see a plethora of cute gifts made from the In the Bag die.  Love the new size tag the Tag & Tie die makes and who couldn't resist the little breadbag tie? 

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