Wednesday, August 20, 2014

India Ink and Markers

We love the Big Brush Markers from Faber-Castell.  They are filled with vibrant India Ink and are wonderfully easy to work with.  For this week's Free make-and-take card, we stamped our sentiment with black India Ink.  It's a nice, crisp, deep black that doesn't smear when you color over the top of it with more India Ink.  That's right - the Big Brush Markers contain fade-resistant india ink pigment inside.  We then created interest on the card by embossing a piece of red and placing it on top of a red card base (tone-on-tone doesn't distract from the sentiment, and you can really see the embossed panel because we popped it!)  Stop by Thursday between 10 & 8 to make one of these for yourself.  While you're here, check out the other Verses sentiments as well as HILARIOUS stamps from Riley & Co.  We guarantee you will laugh.  Seriously!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

So much new!

We have several large orders out with companies such as Impression Obsession and Art Impressions, but while you are waiting for those, check out what has arrived.

First, we have a brand NEW company to the store called Creative Vision. We have images for Fall as well some really humorous sayings. The news has been such a downer lately that we could all probably use a good laugh (or know someone who needs one).

Speaking of funny, do you remember Riley and Company (lots of moose stamps)? Well. They too have a ton of amusing sayings, and we have a whole bunch of them:

We have also been really pleased with the new releases from Prickly Pear. The have gorgeous Fall and wWinter clear stamps with coordinating dies. Sorry the picture is so horrible!

Finally, the Peerless watercolor paints are back in stock. Woohoo!


Monday, August 18, 2014

A Little Snow - Too Soon???

To be honest, I'm not entirely sure I'm over the snow-pocalypse that was last winter - but I'm forging ahead anyway :-)

For my weekly Learn at Lunch demos, I've been focusing on new products and techniques, while also trying to come up with cards that can be mass produced for Christmas.

This Tuesday, from 12 - 2, I'm focusing on creating an elegant snowstorm (that requires no shoveling).  We'll play with texture brushes, paint chips and acrylic paint.  Plan to join me!  The demos are FREE, and no registration is required.  Plus, I miss you :-)

Elizabeth Crafts

How adorable are these little guys?  What you may not notice as well in this picture, is that they were die cut on our velvet paper!  Talk about cute factor to the extreme.  Our own Deb also has a sample of the owl on a card she made out by the dies in the new section.  Our rep made these and showed them to us when she was in last week.  Spent the whole morning with Hare and me going over lots of new items.  We put in so many orders we kept her over into the afternoon.  We'll be posting some of our new goodies as they come in.  But be sure to come over and see what we have.  The early birds get the best pickn's!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

New Magazines

There are several new magazines in the store.  This one had several good articles I was interested in reading.  One of the comments in the front section under letters was by folks who are having a hard time finding their favorite stamp magazines.  Well, look no further!  But  come in soon, they are going fast.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Thursday Make and Take


We have a huge selection of the new Impression Obsession holiday release at the store, and this week's free make and take card uses one of the new holiday silhouette images as well as red mirror paper from the Paper Cut. Add a few rhinestones, and you have a stunning card that would be easy to mass-produce for the holidays. Stop in anytime Thursday, August 14 between 10:00 am and 8:30pm to make this free card.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

New House Mouse


So, just how cute are these new cards? We received a brand new holiday sample board featuring sweet little animals.

I like this sample because it reminds me how great it is when you take the time to decorate an envelope. We also happen to have the Christmas light ribbon/garland used at the top of the card.

Bunnies decorating the Christmas tree.

A little extra glitter sparkle for the angels.

The gingerbread house looks so yummy.

Love the off-center layout of this card.

Stampendous sent us info sheets on how to make the cards, so be sure to ask to see them the next time you are at the store.


Monday, August 11, 2014

Tuesday's Demo

Hi folks,

No picture-I'm just back from a trip and realized I needed to post about the Demo on Tuesday.  Angela is still away so I (Marilynn) am filling in for her.  I'll be showing the wonders of "Wow" embossing and how you can use it to make "glass" effects.  Come join the fun from 12-2.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

WPlus9 and Rosie's

Hi guys! Today I wanted to show you a couple amazing videos by WPlus9 that incorporate tons of techniques as well as highlight their brand new products we have at the store.

The first involves a watercolor background and the new Lucky Stars stamp set:


You can also view it directly on YouTube here-

I am obsessed with the second technique which involves creating a bokeh effect and uses the new Strictly Sentiments 5 set:

You can also view it directly on YouTube here-

I uploaded a ton of samples for the new WPlus9 stamps/dies on our Pinterest page. If you haven't started following us, you might want to give it a try.

We also received new Rosie's. There is a brand new chicken calendar sample with ideas for each month:

We also have some cute new card samples:



Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Thursday's Make It Take It

Hidey ho, to the pirates we go!  Come make this adorable pirate card!  It's double the treasure because you have stamps for the outside and the inside of the card.  This card is a birthday card, but there are lots of sets that will be perfect for Halloween as well.  Come join the fun anytime from 10-8:30 this Thursday. We arrrrr sure you'll love it!