Wednesday, February 29, 2012




I'm a little scared to post this cuz I'm sure a lot of people will be sad that they didn't get them.....  We got a limited number of Tim Holtz Distress markers and marker sets.  Lisa and I won't get any cuz the Customer Always Comes First!  LOL  Really, we take a back seat when things are this popular.  We already have them reordered, but Ranger says they are so sold out that they will only be able to ship limited numbers of orders every 10 days or so so we hope our reorder isn't too far back in line.

Some of you know how much I enjoy Dyan Reaveley's work.  It's is so lively and bright.  I am in awe that she can put out so much artwork and run a fantastic art shop and internet business called Art From the Heart.  You can visit her blog here.  So when I found out she had designed templates for art I was thrilled!  They are made by Crafter's Workshop for Ranger and they are a high quality product. 

And to make it even more exciting for me..... we finally are able to get the entire line of Dylusions stamp sets.  I think Dyan's stamp designs are so much fun.  I can't wait to get my hands on a few of these and start art journaling with them!  And just so you can get a feel for fun ways to use Dyan's stencils and stamps..... watch this video (if you receive the post by email, you will have to go to the blog to see the video.... sorry, I just found out that videos don't travel with the emails)

And just in case you're wondering....  we do have the Dylusions spray inks on order and hope to have them in the next 30 days.  In the mean time, Ranger's Color Washes substitute quite nicely!

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

Friday, February 24, 2012

New on Feb 24


New stuff in the House today..... take a look!

I have found all kinds of new Art Journaling and Collage guide books....  Be sure to check out the selection when you stop in

NEW Fran-tage Aged Embossing Powders AND Glass Glitters for spring.  You will love the new colors!

New Jumbo flower cling stamps from Stampendous....  I can see some fabulous Donna Downey art journal pages in these.....

Impression Obsession just came out with a new size Cover-A-Card..... for all of you who need card sized background stamps.  Great designs good not only for cards but great for those collage canvases we are creating these days.

Lovely new floral cling stamps just perfect for dreamy cards and word clings good for cards or canvases!

Last, but not least.....  NEW magazines....  Take Ten, Somerset Studio & Apprentice.  Get 'em quick!  Lots of fabulous ideas, projects, and how-tos....


Just got notification this morning of 3 huge Ranger shipments that will be here next week.  The Tim Holtz DISTRESS  MARKERS are in one of them and Dyan Reaveley's DYLUSIONS stamps & stencil/templates are in another!  Stay tuned.... I'll let you know as soon as they arrive!

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

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Donna Downey & Christy Tomlinson

Christy & Donna's Stamps

Oh Yes!  The new Donna Downey and Christy Tomlinson stamps by Unity Stamp Company have arrived.  After getting them out I have one thing to say.... WOWZA!  These stamps are so cool!

I am so happy to see these stamps.  Of course you know that I have been having a lot of fun with Christy's She-Art canvases and I love Donna's dreamy way of using stamps.  I can already tell that I have not ordered enough of these stamps.....  they are going to fly out the door in no time and I'm pretty sure I'll have to wait for mine.  Have no fear, I have already placed a back-up order so get on over here and get 'em if you can.... LOL....  Just kidding, but seriously, you will not be able to contain your joy when you see them....  AND I promise to leave no one out...  I'll order every day if I have to! 

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

P.S.  I ALSO have Christy's Pink Paislee line and Donna's Prima line on order so as soon as they arrive, I'll let you know..... 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Classes - March 2012


Ready?  Set......  GO!

Here are the classes for March 2012

March 6 & 9

BLine Designs new sewing collection is so vintage and Lisa has created a set of cards you will love.  Get ready to make your cards "sew" your love and affection!

March 15 and 16

Ah yes!  Lisa spent some quality time playing with the NEW Character Constructions stamps and just look!  You will have so much fun creating these 2 little plaques from the new Beekeepers Collection.


Ah!  It's St. Patty's Day and I can't think of a more exciting way to spend it than our monthly Make-It-Take-It day..... Always FREE and always fun.  New class schedule for April will debut and you can begin signing up for the classes of your choice.  And remember we always have a batch of new stamps and products for you to see.....

March 20 & 23

We just started offering Printworks stamps again and are we glad we did....  Lisa has created 4 great spring cards using 1 collage & 1 individual stamp.  Sweet and fast!

March 29 & 30

What would a class schedule be without one of Lisa's fab canvas projects?  Empty.... LOL   A truly mixed media canvas you will use paint, stencils, molding paste, paper, lace, colored pencils and stamps. 

A wonderful lineup, don't you think?  Run by, check out the projects in person, and sign up for your favorites (ok, all of them.... we'll let you!)

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

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Demo Day Recap

Demo  Day
A Fine Make-It-Take-It

We had a really fun day today.  Our Demo Day is a monthly treat for Lisa and me.  Lisa creates a really great Make-It-Take-It and there is usually a whole lot of new merchandise for you to see.  Here's a picture of the Make-it-Take-it Lisa created for us today.....

Today we featured PanPastels and one of our Crafter's Workshop templates.  We've been so inspired ever since Donna Downey taught her PanPastel Heart Canvas.  Lisa has been playing with PanPastel techniques and she taught us a really fun one today.  First you stamp your favorite image in a watermark ink or embossing ink (we used a really large swirl stamp from Hero Arts).  Then you gently apply PanPastels any way you like.  Add a few "background" stamps (we used Tim Holtz's new Mixed Media stamp set on the yellow & brown tag) OR take a stencil/template and apply more PanPastel (we used the Crafter's Workshop Punchinella template on  the turquoise/purple/magenta tag).  After using a workable fixative spray you add a saying and emboss it in black.  (We used one of the sayings from Tim Holtz's new "Words for Thought" set on the yellow/brown tag and one of the sayings from one of Wendy Vecchi's new Studio 490 sets).  Finish with a clear sealer to set the pastels.   It was so much fun to see all the different ways our artists applied the PanPastels.  If you couldn't make it by today, drop by and I'll show how it's done.  It's really a fun technique.

Valentine Tag Swaps

If you'd like to have a look at all the wonderful tags our artists created, you can go straight to our Facebook page.  Click HERE

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


Thursday, February 16, 2012

What's New on Demo Day

Saturday, February 18
Come & Go from 10am to 4pm

We have a lot of new and exciting things in store for you!

First .... Here's what's NEW in house....

Tim Holtz stamp sets
Wendy Vecchi stamp sets
Daniel Torrente stamps
Crafter's Workshop Templates
including new Balzer Designs
B Line's new Sewing collection
Catslife Press stamps
Memory Box Project of the Month
Memory Box Cardstock of the Month
Art Journaling "how-to" books
Collage "how to" books
Next.....  Lisa's March class schedule will be out.  Can't wait to see what she has created for you.  It's always exciting.
Third.... FREE  Make-It-Take-It....  It's always cool...
AND then there are New Additions to the closeout section of the classroom including Tombow & Marvy markers.  There are deeper markdowns on older closeout merchandise.
CHA releases are scheduled to arrive as ready and we have lots of new stuff coming for a variety of sources.  We'll keep you posted as they arrive!
That's it for now..... Until next post..... Happy Stampin'! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Memory Box Topiary Tree


Dave Brethauer's Topiary Tree Video
That is?!

Just watched this really cool video of Dave making a topiary tree using his Pinwheel and Posie dies....  Wow!  I am speechless......  Watch this.....

We have all the dies in stock right now..... 


Demo Day is Saturday.....  Remember that Lisa's new class schedule will be ready and you can sign up for the classes then.....  We will have a really great FREE Make-It-Take-It and lots of new things to make your trip worthwhile.....  It's come and go from 10am to 4pm so grab a friend and come have some fun!

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

Monday, February 13, 2012

Christy Tomlinson

Attention Christy Tomlinson Fans

If you are a Christy Tomlinson Fan (and I know quite a few of you are!), then you are gonna flip when I tell you that we have the NEW Christy Tomlinson rubber stamps ordered and on the way!  

That's right!  Christy Tomlinson rubber stamps are on the way!  Christy has partnered with Unity to produce quality red rubber cling stamps for you to use when you are creating those fabulous canvases you learned to make in Christy's online She Art classes!  I am so pumped!  I love her textures and love using red rubber cling stamps.  The stamps are absolutely out of this world cool!

Here are a few of the new designs

So Cool!  Hurry Up Unity!  Ship those stamps!

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

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Crafter's Workshop Update

They're Here

As promised, the first of the Crafter's Workshop templates arrived. There are so many goodies the new Balzer Designs!  I can't wait to see what everyone creates with them.

There are more to come......I hope it won't be long. 


Next Saturday is Demo Day.....  It'll be as much fun as ever.  Lisa will have a new class schedule for March and we will have a great Make-It-Take-It for everybody to do.  We should have a slew of new things in the house too so put it on your calendar and come out for all the fun!

Valentine Tag Swap

Didn't do a very good job advertising it, but we did sponsor a Valentine Tag Swap and the photos should be up on Facebook later in the week.  Tags were spectacular as usual!  Hoping to sponsor an Easter art swap as well....  watch for details later.....

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

Thursday, February 9, 2012



I have been following Kate Crane's blog for a little while.  She uses a lot of really great edgy images by Daniel Torrente in her work.  I discovered the stamps are produced by Stampotique Originals and went about acquiring an account.  We received a rather large shipment of them just today...... 

They are different and edgy.  They are not for everyone.....  but then, you're NOT everyone, are you?!

We will be stocking other images from Stampotique in the future.  They have many other designers and stamps that will appeal to all.  Don't hesitate to let us know of any other designs you would like us to order from them.

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

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What's New?

A Taste of What's to Come!

So Many new things came out this time from CHA and we have a slew of new and exciting things on the way.....  Some will arrive any day now and some will be find its way in the door over the next few months.

Here's a look at a something due to arrive on Friday.....

New Crafter's Workshop Templates

Lots of new templates.  You can't believe how many goodies they released.  Crafter's Workshop & Julie Fei-Fan Balzer has outdone herself......  Watch & Listen to Julie demo one of her new layering design templates.....

Quite a few of Julie's templates have shipped.  The star demo'd here is ordered but will arrive a little later.....
There are also a number of the new Crafter's Workshop own designs on the way..... including a reverse Chicken Wire, and a new Ringlets design which also comes in reverse. 

The order on the way is scheduled to arrive on Friday.  UPS usually comes in the early afternoon so hopefully I'll have them out and ready by about 4:00.  I know you're just going to love the selection!

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

Friday, February 3, 2012



I know everyone has been watching the blogs and updates from Winter CHA 2012.  We have a scad of goodies on order from all the new Tim Holtz to Prima to Dyan Reaveley to Crafters Workshop.....  I can't wait for everything to start coming in.


We've all been having a time with some of the very intricate dies from Memory Box.  Dave has heard plenty about it and went to work to find a fix for all of us.  Here is what he suggests....  give it a try!

I think you'll be happy with the results from all your Memory Box dies that have given you trouble in the past.

Tim Holtz Butterfly Tote in Color!

One of our customers saw this cool video by Simon Says Stamp using Adirondack Alcohol Inks to paint Tim's Butterfly Tote!  Oh how cool is this?

You can get a tote and all the supplies here at My Heart's Fancy!

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