Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Wednesday Free Make and Take

We absolutely adore  @theprojectbin and are so pleased to be using their stamps with coordinating dies for tomorrow's free Make and Take card.  Their "Kinda Pawsome" set comes with two dog stamps, two dies, and seven sentiments.  It is an amazing deal and sure to appeal to all the dog lovers out there! 🐶 Join us Wednesday, February 22nd anytime between 10am-8:30pm to make your free card. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

I.O. Beautiful Backgrounds

Impression Obsession released a bunch of new Cover-a-Card backgrounds at the recent trade show.  We get lots of questions about ways to use them - so stop in Tuesday between 12 & 2 and try a couple of different ways (although, there are literally dozens of options).  Angela will be showing you techniques with Color Burst watercolor powders and Pan Pastels.  You'll get to try a background with both - and you can take your backgrounds home and create cards on your own!  See you there!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

New Distress Oxide Pads

We have been getting a lot of questions about the new Distress Oxide pads.  What are they?  How are they different from regular Distress pads?  Jennifer McGuire made an amazing video introducing you to the pads.  It is a really long video, but it provides a ton of information:



You can also watch the video directly on YouTube here- https://youtu.be/mhMUJA6V3Zk

We have all of the Distress Oxide pads in stock as well as the reinkers.  We always recommend getting the reinkers for the Distress line of products because you often use them for backgrounds and will go through the ink faster than you might other ink pads.

Want to try the Oxide pads in person to see if you like them?  Want someone to help you with the process of using them?  Laura has two upcoming Distress Oxide classes.  The Sunday class is full, but the Monday, February 27 class still has spaces available- http://ahappystamper.com/classes/distressoxide2.htm

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

New Ranger

The new Ranger products have arrived!  There are Distress Crayons, Distress Oxide Pads, new colors of Stickles/Liquid Pearls/Enamel Accents, journals, paints, stamps, and more. We worked hard at putting the Ranger wall together tonight. Of all the ink pad brands, we always recommend getting the reinkers for the Distress line. They are often used for backgrounds or direct to paper, so you tend to run through the ink faster than other pads.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Wednesday Free Make and Take

Free Make and Take for Wed, Feb 15 involves using the soft Copic colors to add hints of color for an icy Winter look.  Practice adding shadows in the correct locations and to add dimension such as kneecaps.  Join us anytime between 10am-8:30pm to make yours!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Versatile Vellum

Join Angela this Tuesday, February 14 for something sweet!  Between 12 & 2, Angela will be demonstrating a couple of different methods for staining vellum.  If you haven't tried vellum before because you think it's "fussy", you might just change your mind!  Angela will give you some different ideas of inks to use to achieve absolutely stunning looks.  And, you'll talk about the best ways to adhere your vellum to your final project.  See you there!


Sunday, February 12, 2017

New Neat and Tangled

This is going to be a long post because I was having a really hard editing what samples to share with you.  It was a lot easier to just go ahead and show them.

Look at all the things you can do with this background:






Need some ideas for St. Patrick's Day?




 Squirrels are not just for autumn!  Plus, they are so much fun to color





This heart stamp and die seem to go with everything.  They are great for making a frame or a cut out window.








Saturday, February 11, 2017

New Impression Obsession

The weather keeps saying "It's Spring!  Wait.  No.  It's Winter!  Sorry about that, it really is Spring!"  I don't know about you, but I am ready to at least stamping for Spring.  Bring on the bunnies and flowers....

A brand new shipment of Impression Obsession arrived that has their latest CHA release.  There are images for Spring, birthdays, fun sayings, new backgrounds, and so much more.  Here are some ideas for using the new goodies:







Here are some samples with the new backgrounds and sayings:





Friday, February 10, 2017

New My Favorite Things

There is new stuff from My Favorite Things at the store! An arrival from this company always makes us so happy. Here are some of the new goodies that have arrived:

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Terial Magic

We are so exited about a new product that we have at the store.  It is called Terial Magic, and it is going to be a great addition to your crafting supplies.

So, what is this product exactly?  It is a non-toxic stabilizer that when sprayed onto cloth will make the cloth similar to paper.  All you have to do is spray the fabric, let it dry, and then iron it.  It becomes stiff and you can run it through an ink jet printer, die cut it, run it through an electronic cutter, make 3-D products, etc..  Fun!

Here is a video introduction to the product:

Here is a video of how to run it through your printer. The gift giving possibilities are endless!