Sunday, September 21, 2014

Preparing for the Open House

Next Saturday (September 27) is our big anniversary Open House. There will be giveaways, prizes, free demos, food, stamp swaps, and an amazing paid make and take session. It is always so much fun, and we hope you can join us!

You probably already know we always introduce new companies at the Open House, but did you notice we stock up on some of your other favorites in anticipation of the party? Boxes have been arriving, and there is so much to see!

There is a new release of Art Impression characters:

Halloween papers from Echo Park:

Bo Bunny Bling:

Lawn Fawn paper packs and new wood grain notecards:


Memory Box notecard restock:

New WPlus9 stamps and dies:

New Penny Black Christmas release. There are stamps:


...and dies

We also have boxes at the store we will be putting out this week from Avery Elle and Elizabeth Crafts. Feel free to stop this week to see all the goodies!

So Happy

Our long anticipated restocking of Memory Box cards has finally arrived!  With them also came more dies and stamps!  Three boxes worth!  Yeah!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Open House Make It Take It

We hope you have blocked out the last Saturday of September so you can come to our Open House.  This is always a great time of fun and festivities.  We'll have some free demos in the morning, and in the afternoon there are four Make It Take It's done for one price.  Please don't wait until to the day of Open House to try to sign up.  There are only 24 spots, so call the store and reserve your spot.  This will be one of the projects you will be doing.  Fabulous!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Doodle Bug Fall Paper

The wait is over!  Our fall paper is here and killing my with how adorable it is.  Not only paper, but stickers and washi tape to boot!  You can tell I've been having fun with it already-there are more samples up.  Come soon, don't think this is going to stay around long. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Getting Perky!

Continuing the Impression Obsession WooWoo into the work week.....because it seems like the right thing to do!

Join us this Thursday anytime between 10 & 8 and play with some of the coffee stamps from Impression Obsession.  We'll do a reduction technique with the swirl to create the impression of steamy goodness.

I love how the inks match the ribbon.  Try different color ribbons and inks to completely change the look or customize the card for the recipient.  Easy and awesome!  Bottoms up!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cosmic Shimmer - Out of this World!

 I just got my hands on the new Cosmic Shimmer Texture Sparkle Paste from Ecstasy Crafts and WOW!  It dries to the consistency and shimmer of glitter glue, but it's thinner and super easy to spread over a metal or plastic stencil with a palette knife! 

It comes in a variety of luscious colors, and the Frosty Dawn takes on the color of whatever paper it's applied to.  That's right - I used the same color on the snowflake and the Christmas tree, but it looks quite different, especially in person. 

Join me this Tuesday between 12 & 2 and take a minute to give it a try.  I think you'll be as enamored as I am - so beware!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Getting ready for Saturday's Celebration

Here are some of the "stamping elves" who come out at night and make samples after the store is closed. It is so much fun to play with all the new Impression Obsession dies! We are working hard to make samples for the Impression Obsession release party tomorrow. Don't forget to stop by the store between 10am- 4:30pm to make two make and take projects using the latest dies. Laura will also be demoing the new cut-out dies between 12-2pm.
More samples of the new dies:
So much to see and so much fun you just gotta come!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Feeling Fallish?

We have another sample using this stamp here in the shop.  It is done in spring colors and looks completely different.  Marilynn changed the color scheme to reflect the change in season (quite frankly, I prefer her take on it - it's a lot more subtle) and the stamp has a whole new life.  The tones are soothing - just want you'd want as you are recuperating!

Join us this Thursday between 10 & 8 to make this card.  You'll be shading with Copic markers to create depth to the water can.  Pretty!

Remember, the make-and-takes are FREE and you don't need to register.  Can't wait to see you!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Impression Obsession Party Saturday!

I really hope you are free this Saturday, September 13th, to join us in celebration of Impression Obsession's new release of fall and winter dies. There are apples, leaves, pumpkins, witches, sayings, snowflakes, trees, Christmas tags, reindeer, and so much more! We ordered lots of dies, so there will be a huge selection and a little something for everyone.

Join us anytime between 10 am and 4:30pm to make a FREE pumpkin truck card (pictured above) as well as a FREE mini Christmas tag.

Laura will also be hosting a free demo from 12pm-2pm to show you the new cut-out dies and they differ from traditional dies. Come join the party and be inspired for fall and winter cardmaking!



IO in the house

While I was at the store today not one,not two, but three boxes of Impression Obsession showed up!  Whoo hoo!  We're getting ready for the IO frenzy on Saturday.  Lots of new dies, make it take it's, and demos to boot!  Here is a sample I made with one of the new dies and a stamp from one of IO's clear sets.  A fun and fast one.  Clear your schedule and come join the fun with us this Saturday.