Tuesday, December 18, 2012

January 2013 Classes


Can't believe it's time to show you the January classes.  Although it is not a complete list, I think you'll like what you see for the first part of the month.

Be My Valentine
January 3 &4

Can you say "lovely"?  Just what this collection of Valentine cards are....  AND they are made with the "Lovely" collection by Authentique, stamps from B Line, Hero Arts and the newest Impression Obsession Valentine collection.  

Love One Another Canvas
January 10 & 11

Lisa has returned to the backside of the canvas.  Whew!  Thought she'd reformed for good, but as you can see it is an awesome piece of art.  You will love making this canvas.

Watercolor Wonders
January 17 & 18

Scared to watercolor?  Fear not.....  Lisa walks you through some incredibly easy ways to "watercolor" your cards using ink pads and distress markers.

Demo Day
January 19

You know the drill (unless you're new to us).  It's always FREE.  It's the 3rd Saturday of the Month (most of the time). It's Come and Go from 10am to 4pm.  Always a FREE Make-It-Take-It AND the Class Schedule for the following month is ready.  We always have loads of new things for you to see and it's more fun than a barrel of monkeys!

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

Sunday, December 16, 2012

December 2012 Demo Day

December 2012

As December progresses, Lisa and I are truly thankful for your friendships and your patronage.

We had a wonderful Demo Day last Saturday.  Here is a picture of the really cute and inexpensive party favor we made.....

Seriously, it's so cute and so simple.  We used a toilet paper roll..... really, we did.  You paint the inside with acrylic paint (we used the Claudine Helmuth Studio paint we offer) and then you cover the outside with the paper of your choice.  Add ribbon and stamped embellishment and voila'.... cute party favor you fill with the small gift of your choice.....  If you came Saturday, you got a nail file (til we ran out) and a tiny bar of soap.  You can fill it with Hersheys kisses.....  whatever your sweet heart wants.  Darling!

Coming in 2013

As 2013 approaches we are planning so many new and wonderful things.  

Our friends, Donna Downey and Dina Wakley are returning to teach this spring - so excited by that.  

I'm looking into PayPal for odd transactions that you can't make in house.  

We are exploring more swap options.  I want to keep doing the 4 seasonal swaps we do and add in a "challenge" during the off times.  More about that later.

I'm thinking about a monthly newsletter.  Just found a wonderful email service that seems to be perfect for our needs.....  

If there is anything you would like to see us do, let me know.  This is really all about you.....  No matter what I want to do, it's fairly worthless if you aren't interested.  That's my 2013 resolution..... to be more sensitive to your needs.  So keep hammering me....  sometimes I'm a little dense, but I'll eventually get it.  

That's it for now..... Until next Post..... Happy Creatin'

oh, and

Merry Christmas!
May the one true God, the Great I AM, keep you and yours, and may you be blessed by the love He has for you!  

Wednesday, December 12, 2012



Demo Day comes around every month (usually on the 3rd Saturday of the month).  This month it's our Annual Preview Party featuring Hero Art's new release for 2013.

We will have advance copies of the 2013 Catalog.  They are available for purchase BUT you can get one FREE with a $100 purchase (anything in the store) or 1/2 price with a $50 purchase.  AND you can place special orders at the party.  All prepaid orders will be 15% OFF and we are offering 15% OFF all Hero products as well!

We will have a selection of their new 2013 Valentine release.....and on sale at 15% OFF  Can't wait to see what we get.  You know that they keep the contents a secret.  Only Preview Party stores get a jump on the rest of the world.  Other stores nationwide/worldwide have to wait until January of 2013.

We have a really cute make-it-take-it in store for you too and Lisa should have most of her January classes ready as well.  (Valentine goods are just making their way into the stores). 

So...... Make your way here Saturday from 10am to 4pm and get a jump on the rest of the crafting world!  And remember you will get 15% OFF all Hero purchases (including special orders)!

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

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

What's a happenin'?


oH eM gEE!  It's demo day again!  But not just ANY Demo Day.... no siree!  It's a Hero Arts Catalog Debut Party Demo Day!  now that's a mouthful!

Yup.... time for some Hero Arts fun.  We will have a load of Hero's fine 2013 Valentine goodies, a fun make-it-take-it, a give-away, AND a class schedule for January.  We will have catalogs for sale....  and 15% off all in stock Hero Arts merchandise.  All prepaid catalog orders will receive 15% off as well.  Hero catalogs are FREE with a $100 purchase and 1/2 price with a $50 purchase.

10am to 4pm
Be there or be square!
just be here....  you'll be glad you are

Thought it a good idea to share the holiday schedule.

Now until December 22
Tuesdays thru Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturdays: 10am to 5pm

December 23 thru Christmas Day

December 26 thru December 28
After Christmas Sale
10am to 6pm

December 29 thru January 1

Reopening for business as usual on January 2

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

Thursday, November 29, 2012

road construction

A Funny Thing Happened.....

on the way to the shop the other day.....  As I approached 164th and pennsylvania I noticed a long line of traffic.  what the hey?  at 9:30 am?  this is not right!

guess what!  the road construction is beginning.  yes.... little things have been going on, but now it looks like we will really see some activity.

the street lights at 164th & penn have been removed in preparation for the intersection improvement.  it is now a 4 way stop sign intersection.

that means.....  yes, you guessed it..... looooong lines of cars approaching our shopping center.  

if you have an evening class, you might want to plan a few extra minutes of travel time.

it's not unbearable, just a bit inconvenient.  and the inconvenience will be long forgotten when the new intersection is finished.

i'll keep you posted as new bits of construction begin.  after all, we will all be happy when pennsylvania itself is 4 lanes and smooooooooth.  won't we?  i will. 

that's it for now..... until next post..... happy creatin'!

Friday, November 23, 2012

December 2012 class schedule

and a little bit of nonsense
Whoa!  Did I promise to get this schedule online by Wednesday?  What was I thinking?  The Thanksgiving Holiday got in the way, so I apologetically ask forgiveness.
I hope your Thanksgiving Day left you feeling thankful.  I know mine did.  My husband and I have only our moms with us now, so it was a blessing to be able to share this day with both of them together.

Now!  On to the business of the day.... the class schedule for December!  As this is a busy time for all, 2 of the classes will be offered only once. 
Tuesday, December 4th
 Miss the October Stamp Carving Class?  Kelly Walker returns!  Took the first class but want more? Fear not!  You will carve an entirely different stamp and make an entirely different project!  New students will need the carving tools which are available at the store.
December 6 & 7
12?  Really?  Can you say BONUS?  Looks like Lisa couldn't leave a one of them out so you will make 15 wonderful gift tags to use on your Christmas packages.  Quick and Simple, you will be charged up to make more.....  Don't miss this opportunity to get started.
Sunday, December 9
Ah-mazing!  So detailed.  Uses a new box from Graphic 45, papers from the City Sidewalks collection by Pink Paislee and Tim's new Snowflake rosette die.  Tres Magnifique!  Sign up now.....  only one class available!
Dec 13th &14th
Unspoken idea in my head.  Lisa must have ESP.  Her vision? CUTER!  A must do for you! 
Saturday, December 15
It's tradition!  Hero Arts Catalog Preview Party!*
  *I borrowed this artwork from Hero..... you will have to go to their blog to see the sneak peeks!
Come and go from 10am to 4pm.  FREE!  FREE!  FREE!  Make-It-Take-It featuring new product from Hero Arts.   Order from the new catalog before it is officially released to the public.  All prepaid orders placed at this party will receive a 15% discount.  Free Catalog with a $100 order - 1/2 price with a $50 order. 
The Hero Catalog Preview Party is our Demo Day for December.  Lisa is planning to have her January class schedule ready - at least the first 1/2 of it anyway.  So be sure to attend.  Classes Debut and a Preview Party!  What a deal!
That's it for now..... Until next post..... Happy Creatin'!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

House News November 14, 2012

Thanksgiving Holiday
Here's a Heads Up ....  We are gonna take a 2 day break for Thanksgiving.  And EEK!  It's next week!  So here is our Thanksgiving holiday schedule:
Tuesday, Nov 20th  -  10am to 6pm
Wednesday, Nov 21  -  Closed
Thanksgiving Day  -  Closed
Friday, Nov 23  -  10am to 6pm
Saturday, Nov 24th  -  10am to 5pm
Thinking about doing a little something special on Friday and Saturday, but the idea isn't quite formulated just yet.  Check back for details.
You know Tim, he just can't help himself!  He has created another fun set of "blueprint" stamp sets.  There is one for Valentine's Day and Easter, as well as a patriotic set and of course the ever perfect "mini" set with all three designs in one fab set.  To see some cool artwork done with them, see TIM HOLTZ'S BLOG.  We have them ordered and they are beginning to ship next week, so if you want one, two, three or even all four of them, let us know and we will save the set(s) of your choice for you.
Some of our suppliers are so nice..... they just provided us with a link to several catalogs you can browse.  See anything you like and you can tell us to order it for you.  Simply click on the link below these pictures to shop from the convenience of your own computer while dressed in your comfy pjs and slippers.
Here is the complete Spring Catalog which includes many of the products you ask about on a regular basis.....
It is so cool to be able to give these tools to you.  I hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to see these catalogs.  Enjoy!
That's it for now..... Until next post..... Happy Creatin'!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

What's happening

MHF House News
MHF House?  What's THAT?  Well, you may have noticed lately I've been calling My Heart's Fancy the House.  That's cuz I feel that you are a guest in my House when you come to visit.   Most days I think I make you feel at home.  When I don't I hope you will forgive me.  Anyway, there are things going on in the House so here's the news.....

 The photo kinda says it all, but it's exciting and we have them coming.  All 12 seasonal distress inks now in Stains!  Should be here by demo day (oh yes..... this Saturday!).


That's right..... It's Saturday from 10am to 4pm.  Come and Go.... Always a FREE Make-it-Take-it.....  Class schedule for December will be ready.  Lisa has a bunch of great classes in mind and I think you will find them quite timely.


Speaking of classes, there are still a few openings in the two remaining November classes.....Winter Wonderland Box and Christmas Delight Cards. Remember to take a second look at them on Demo Day or look at the November Class Schedule for details! 


Be sure you pick up the swap materials when you come to Demo Day.  I think you're gonna like this one.   Instead of 1 option, you'll have several.  Plan to have some extra fun with this one!

That's about it for now.  Hope you will join us Saturday for all the fun of Demo Day.....

Until next post..... Happy Creatin'!


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

What's new October 31,2012

What's up with that?  Halloween today, Christmas tomorrow?  And lest we forget Thanksgiving falls somewhere right in the middle between them.....
Ready?  Set?  Here's what's new in the House on October 31st, 2012.  Christmas is in the House!  Check it out.....
New Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die.  There are others as well....  But this one is back in stock!
New Tim Holtz Texture Trades (otherwise known as embossing folders).... Oh so cool.
Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage washi tape.  We have other Christmas washi tapes too.....  this one is back in stock today!
6x6 Paper pads from BoBunny and Echo Park.  Bright and happy!
6x6 Paper pad and matching brads from Carta Bella.  Vintage patterns with great details.
Aspen Frost from Basic Gray.  6x6 paper pad and matching "buttons".  Very fun for you BG fans!
Something new for us.... Simple Stories.  6x6 paper pad and very nice matching library pockets in several sizes.
There is so much more to see.  Plenty of supplies for all your cardmaking and art project needs.  Stop by for a visit today.  You will be glad you did!
That's it for now.... Until next post.... Happy Creatin'!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

November 2012 classes

November 2012
Class Schedule
Didn't make it to Demo Day?  Need some quality art time?  Then get on by and sign up for one of these fabulous classes today!
Gelli Arts Print Making
Saturday, Nov 3
Ever heard of gelatin plate printing?  Neither had I until I saw the Gelli Arts Gel Print Plate and some of what you can create with it.  Our Good Friend, Kelley Walker returns with another "gotta take it" class.  She will walk you through the process of printing with the Gel Print Plate.  When you have finished, you will assemble the sweet shoji-style accordian book pictured above AND you will go home with your very own Gel Print Plate!
Christmas Wishes Clipboard & Box
Sunday, Nov 4
This class sold out very fast last month and the waiting list was too long to ignore.  If you were one of those who didn't get to take it, jump on over and get yourself in this class! 
All Is Bright
November 8 & 9
Oh yes!  All is Bright!  This card class is made using the My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pad called All Is Bright (duh!)....  AND some of the coordinating brads.  You will get the whole package of brads with this class.  Love this color palette!
Vintage Door Pendants
Sunday November 11
Lisa has a thing for old doors (well, so do I).  Her daughter took a trip to Guatamala and shot some very interesting doors.  A recent Somerset publication included an article featuring pendants with old doors sandwiched between mica tiles.  Put this all together and voila'..... class!  These are very cool.  You know you want to make them for yourself and all your friends!
Wise Men Still Seek Him
November 15 & 16
Yes, wise men do still seek Him!  I created this canvas last year and so many have asked us to teach it.  Lisa took it home and updated it with current papers.  I like it better than mine and you will enjoy making it.
Demo Day is Fun and it's FREE!  Always a FREE Make-It-Take-It.  December's class schedule will debut and you can start signing up for your favorite.  Bring a friend and share the fun!
Winter Wonder Land
November 20 & 27
Truly a fabulous decoration for winter.  Not shown is the cute Tim Holtz lighted lantern which will hang above the little house.  This project is so beautiful it leaves me speechless!
Christmas Delight Cards
November 28 & 30
It's not too late to make one more batch of cards.  These are so fun and filled with so many great elements.  You will get a chance to use two new dies from My Favorite Things and the fab new wreath die from Tim Holtz! 
That wraps it up for November....  It's a great line-up and there is something for everyone.
That's it for now..... Until next post..... Happy creatin'!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Demo Day

Demo Day Again?
Is it already that time?   Am I really so old that all my days now morph into one giant nano-second?
Well, be that as it may (oh yes, that's showing my age now, isn't it!)..... 
Saturday is Demo Day. 
We are gonna have some fun and do we ever have some great new stuff.
While I haven't seen what Lisa has for next month's classes, I know she's had creative juices flowing all over the place.  I haven't seen much of her cuz she can't stop playing in her studio!  Get ready for a great November line-up.
While you're roaming around the shop, be sure to take a look at all the new things that have arrived recently...
  • Dylusions Creative Journals
  • Glitz paper pads and washi tapes
  • Christmas dies and embossing folders from Tim Holtz
  • Gelli Arts gel printing plates
  • and yes, there is more.....  but you'll have to come by to see all of it!
See ya Saturday!
That's it for now..... Until next post..... Happy Creatin'!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

October 2012 Classes

October 2012
Class Schedule
We had a really great Demo Day on Saturday.  Lots of new goodies.  Great Make-It-Take-It....
Love making tags.  Best way to learn something new.  We used two wonderful stamps from Stampendous, Dylusions spray in London Blue and Vibrant Turquoise AND THE NEW Tim Holtz Metallic Distress Stains (Tarnished Brass, to be exact).  Ah-mazing!  The Distress Stains come in Silver, Gold and Brass.  We sold out, but expect more today.  You will LOVE them!
October?  Already?  Oh yeah.....  and this line-up of classes is stellar so pick your faves and enjoy some art time with Lisa!
Autumn Wishes
Oct 4 and 5th
Lucious colors!  Beautiful designs!  Play with Dylusions sprays, Tim Holtz stamps, Memory Box stamps & dies, and new stamp designs from My Favorite Things.
Cherished Memories Keepsakes
October 11 and 12
One of those projects everyone in your family will want.  Make this one for yourself and you'll have the expertise to make more for the fam!  Additional supplies needed:  family photos, 7 gypsies frame box and circle insert (circle insert optional).  All other supplies will be provided provided.
10 am to 4pm
I know..... it's a week early.  Lisa's second child is marrying his sweetheart on the 3rd Saturday and somehow, I just couldn't bear to make her miss that!  So.....  we moved Demo Day up a week.  It'll be just as much fun and November's classes will be ready to view a little earlier than usual.
Jolly Ole Christmas
Oct 25 and 26
Time to get those Christmas cards started!  Tim Holtz, Impression Obsession, Stampendous, and Memory Box stamps in this class...  New papers by Authentique...  AND a couple of new techniques for you to learn. 
Starry Starry Xmas Book
Sunday, October 28
Looks complicated... but NOT!  This star book has pockets for your wallet size holiday photos..  What a great keepsake! 
Xmas Wishes Clipboard & Box
October 30 and Nov 2
Clip board is quick and easy.... leaves you time to make the really cute gift box.  I gotta say.... this may be one of my all time faves.  Don't wait.... this class is filling fast!
Faboo schedule.... Faboo classes.... Can't lose out on these.  Call or come by to sign up.  You'll be glad you did...
That's it for now..... Until next post..... Happy Creatin'!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

New in the House September 8

Sometimes it rains goodies around here.  We got some really cool stuff this week. 
Yup, the new stuff is arriving.  You need this stuff!

So as not to bore you outta your gourd...  this is good stuff and you really will enjoy using all of it!
Dave is a release-a-holic...  We got a few of the most recent 100 new dies and the Cardstock of the Month, & Project of the Month yesterday.....  You die cutters are just gonna love these.

Stunning collection of goodies.  Oh, and I forgot..... we got some really nice stamps too.....
They are due today and may I say.... AhMaZinG! so far...  The day is not over people..... bring it on.  If you can't quite get them finished by 5 today, give me a call.  I have already been photo'ing so I'm ahead of schedule.  I can take more on Tuesday if a couple more days will help.  They will be ready for pick up next Saturday on DEMO DAY! 
Yeah....  it's next Saturday.  Seems kinda early, but it is the third Saturday of September.  It's from 10am to 4pm and we will have a great Make-It-Take-It for you.
That's it for now.... Until next post..... Happy Creatin'!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

What's Happening.....

What's the Buzz?
Did I get your attention?  Hope so.....  We've got a lot going on this month and I hope you will be joining us for as much of it as you can.....

Just a reminder about the Jen Starr classes on September 25th.  You will seriously enjoy Jen.  She has been trained by the great Sir Tim Holtz.  You won't need a thing for these classes (well, maybe one or two things).  She packs everything and these classes are gonna be swell!  Class information can be found on the Jen Starr Classes post.
Kelley Walker is teaching her first class in the House and I for one am really excited.  Her class, "Sweet and Easy Stamp Making", is scheduled for Saturday, Sept 22nd. If you have ever wanted to learn how to carve your own stamps, this is the class for you.  You will make 2 stamps and a project.   There are only a few openings left, so call to reserve your spot now. 


This class is next week and filled up so fast Lisa added another class to the schedule.....  Interested?  It's scheduled for next Tuesday (the 11th) at 6pm.  Call the store now if you want to take this one.  It is already half full!

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


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day
Weekend Sale
This is Labor Day weekend - Duh!  Well, I need an extra day off so here's the deal.....  I'm gonna have a special sale from 6pm to 10pm.  The store will be closed from 2pm to 6pm to get ready.  At 6 you can storm the door and grab your bargains.
Items previously marked down will be an additional 50% off.  There will be a scad of newly marked down items.  You can have 20% off all regularly marked items.

You can sign up for Jen's classes while you shop the sale.  Just let me know what classes you want.  Here is the tentative schedule.....
Class Date:  Tuesday, September 25
Life is Beautiful Gate Book - $45
10 am to 1 pm
Steampunk Montage - $45
2pm to 5pm
Imagine the Possibilities Mini Book - $45
6pm to 9pm
For more information concerning the classes, please see this blogpost.  Photos and descriptions can be found there.
That's it for now.....
Until Next Post.....  Happy Creatin'!