Wednesday, March 22, 2017

New from Concord and 9th plus a Video!

Greetings everyone.  We have new goodies from Concord and 9th that we think you are really going to love. 

First of all, they have new stencils, stamps, and patterned papers that are designed to work together in a new and innovative way.  The best way to show you how they work is to share their video with you:

You can also watch the video directly on YouTube here-

Here are some samples of other things you can make with the new stamp and dies that arrived:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Wednesday Free Make and Take

Fun card for our free Make and Take tomorrow (Wed, March 22).  It uses some of Tim Holtz's quirky stamps, MFT dies, and Copic markers.  Join us anytime between 10am-8:30pm to make your free card!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Embellish with Enamel Accents

This Tuesday, Angela will show you all kinds of tips and techniques for working with Enamel Accents - and she'll show you something she discovered that may actually have originated with her (gotta love happy accidents!)

You'll learn how to make good "round" dots, how to keep the paint from "exploding" when you squeeze it and how to keep the tip from clogging - and more!!!  Who knew there were so many things to discover?!?!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Dreaming of spring

We will be opening LATE on Wednesday, March 15 - at 11:30 am.  We will have our FREE make-and-take, as usual.  And it will have you thinking spring.  Join us and make one for yourself!

Closed Tuesday, March 14

We will be closed today. Angela's free Learn at Lunch will be postponed until next Tuesday. We hope that if you are able to stay inside today, you'll make some time to be creative. Also, visit our website to check out all the great classes we have coming up. Above all, stay safe.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Saturday MISTI demo and Upcoming Classes

A new Saturday in March means a new MISTI topic.  Stop by anytime Saturday for a free demo by Laura Speaking of Laura, she has an encore Distress Oxide class this Sunday.  If you have been curious about the pads and want a chance to play, this is the class for you.  Preregistration is required:

Have you ever found yourself intimidated by Kaisercraft's 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 paper pads and ephemera collection packs? Although all the elements coordinate perfectly, you struggle with creating a card. Come join Deb and unravel the mystery of creating with Kaisercraft's beautiful paper pads and ephemera. In class, you will make 4 cards using the Party Time collection and leave with ideas for several other cards. These cards make perfect gift sets and/or to have on hand for unexpected celebrations. 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Penny Black- New Goodies!

Penny Black has absolutely beautiful floral stamps that make for really elegant cards.  We have many of their brand new stamps and dies, so you will definitely want to give them a look.

One of the popular line of stamps from Penny Black is their Brushstroke floral images.  If you have ever been intimidated by them, definitely give this video a look.  It gives you ideas for using the MISTI and watercoloring the flowers:

Here are more ideas for using their stamps.  They pair well with sentiments for any occasion:

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

New My Favorite Things

The new release from My Favorite Things is here and loaded with goodies.  There are ninjas, pandas, lions, baby clothes, and so much more.  Don't forget to pick up their new paper packs!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Wednesday Free Make and Take

Wednesday's free card uses one of the Hero Arts city stamps, a MFT poodle, Copic markers for texture effects and shading, and some sequins to add some bling.  Join us anytime between 10am-8:30pm to make your free card. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Painting with Pens

Dyan Reaveley released two paint pens quite some time ago - white and black.  These fine tip pens are fabulous for journaling and doodling.  She has just released a 6-pack of colors, and Angela can't get enough!  The coverage of acrylic paint with the detail of a fine point pen - awesome!!!

Join Angela between 12 & 2 on Tuesday and try them for yourself.  She will teach you how to store them, prime them, and "unskin" them.  Intrigued???  See you there!