Thursday, October 8, 2015

What are you doing this weekend?

Are you a lucky person who has a three day weekend this weekend? Have you thought about taking a class? We have several offerings. Be sure to check out the class link above to read more about the classes and for complete supply lists

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities Haunted House & Minibook

Date: Saturday, October 10

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Fee: $85.00

Come join Donna for this fun class combo! Just in time for Halloween, Donna is combining her fun mini-house classes with her always adorable minibooks in one, can't-miss project! You'll be building your own spooktacular haunted house, complete with bay window and spooky bits and bobs displayed inside, then you'll make the coordinating minibook that, once done, forms the roof of the house. So cute! Graphic 45's fun Rare Oddities collection will be used for both the house d'cor and for the minibook. A building instruction guide will come with the class, complete with cutting guide, so you can make more mini houses on your own using any theme you'd like! (Lots of holidays coming!) Spots will go fast, so don't miss this one!

Ten in Ten Christmas- Make 10 quick and easy holiday cards

Date: Sunday, October 11

Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Fee: $34.00

Ho! Ho! Ho! It is time to start thinking about holiday cards so that you can get ahead of seasonal craziness. Want the chance to make ten different quick and easy Christmas Cards? Join Laura for this fast-paced class that uses the latest holiday stamps and metal dies from companies such as Memory Box and Impression Obsession. Students will have the chance to work with Copic Markers, glitter, ribbons, colored pencils, and Distress inks and will leave with 10 completed cards with envelopes. Although the cards in this class are not hard, the class is designed for students with a basic understanding of stamping who are comfortable working at a fast pace. Students should bring: double sided adhesive, foam tape, glue stick, scissors and tweezers.

CSI Chantilly Scrapbook Workshop

Date: Monday, October 12

Time: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Fee: $20.00

Join us to create a unique Scrapbook layout using five colors, a selection of embellishments or techniques (i.e. birds, metal or sewing) and a special journaling technique (i.e. journal in multiple colors). We will use a weekly challenge created for the Colors, Inspiration, Stories website to create a layout. The instructor provides a variety of tools, inks and ideas for meeting the challenge. At recent classes, we have used stencils, Gelatos, modeling creme and stamps. It is a great opportunity to try new tools or techniques. Whether you are looking for new ideas for scrapbooking, an excuse to complete a layout or just to spend an afternoon with fellow scrapbookers, CSI Chantilly is for you. Participants will be given a list of the colors and the embellishments to be used two days in advance. Part of the fun is the surprise of what we will do. Students should bring: Basic supplies, photo and any desired embellishments. (Can purchase at store if prefer).


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Thermoweb Deco Foil

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

I Love FALL!

What else needs to be said?  It is a beautiful season when it's not raining!!!

Join us Wednesday any time between 10 & 8 to make this adorable card celebrating the "nuttiness" of fall.  I love all the little details of this card - the embossed frame, the little embellishment dots, the heart. 

And, check out all the other new stuff that has arrived.  So much to see and do!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Fabulous Duos!

So much "newness" and wonderfulness rolled into one card!  This card features the new stitched block dies from Memory Box as well as the Stamp & Die Block Duos from Impression Obsession!  Lining up your stamped images to die cut has never been easier.  Stop in Tuesday between 12 & 2 and let Angela show you how!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Let's Party!

We hope that you are planning on stopping by tomorrow (Saturday, October 3) sometime between 10am-5pm to help celebrate our 12th anniversary. Here are some of of the pertinent details:

FREE goodie bag just for stopping in (one per household, please).

Guest Author- Mollie Cox Bryan is back! She'll be joining us from 1:00-3:00 with her latest release, Scrapbook of the Dead. She'll have her other books from the Cumberland Creek Mystery series available as well for signing.

Free Demo Schedule:

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

ColorBursts with New Rubber Necker Stamps - Deb

Sizzix Inksheets - Paula

12:30 - 2:00 PM

All Kinds of Watercolor Markers - Cami

Dreamweaver Stencil Art - Marilynn

2:30 - 4:00 PM

Stamping with MFT Backgrounds - Deb

Sizzix Framelits - Paula

Free Make and Takes- one project in the morning from 10:30 - 1:00 and the second project available from 1:30 - 4:00.

Stamp Swap- 11:45 a.m. Simply bring a new or gently used stamp that you won't be using any more. Please bring it wrapped so that it will be a surprise! We will then play a fun swapping game, and everyone will get a new (to you) stamp!

Parking- If there is a possibility that Runnymeade Creek will overflow its banks (and flood our back parking lot), the police will come barricade the back lot. However, there are still plenty of parking options - many more than in our old location! DO NOT PARK in the Comfort Inn parking lot. They WILL TOW! Instead park on the near side of the Outback Shopping Center. There are TONS of spaces there, and it is actually a shorter walk than if you had parked in our back lot. That option is always available to you.

Reminder- For those of you who earned coupons in January, please understand that we cannot redeem them on Open House Day. We hope you will join us and partake of everything the day has to offer and then come back on another day in October to take advantage of your coupon savings. We also will not be able to do Copic marker refills during the Open House. You are welcome to drop of your makers though to be refilled later in the week.

Community Outreach - Embry Rucker Community Shelter in Reston

The Embry Rucker Community Shelter (ERCS) is a 70-bed residential shelter that provides healthy, safe, emergency housing for families and single men and women. They are dedicated to helping clients overcome the circumstances that led to their homelessness, and facilitate their transition to stable housing.

Donation Items Requested- you will receive extra door prize tickets for bringing in donations

Disposable razors


Foot powder (talc)

Shaving Cream

Feminine Products (pads)

Women's Socks: new

Women's Underwear: new

Men's Socks: new

Men's Underwear: new


Lip Balm


Bottled Water


Flip Flops (used in the shower)

Diapers (in larger sizes)

Baby wipes

We hope you will enjoy the party. We stocked up on favorites and new releases, so there is a lot to see. We also have a ton of new samples to inspire you.


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A Feet of Magic :-)

Join us Wednesday between 10 & 8 to make this fun and funky card featuring the Stamp & Cut set from Hero Arts.  I always love a new way to make use of my scrap papers!

As always, the FREE card make-and-take is one per family, please, and no reservation is required. 

Want more make-and-takes?  Join us this Saturday for 2 FREE cards - one in the morning and one in the afternoon - as we celebrate our 12th anniversary!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Simple Elegance

Angela is back with yet another way to make use of your dies!  (Don't you just LOVE options!).  Join her Tuesday anytime between 12 & 2 and learn how to foil your die cuts.  There is a lot of bang for the buck in this technique!  The foils come in a wide variety of colors, too!  Perfect for your holiday projects.  And, gold foil is more economical than actual gold leaf.  Gotta love it!

The Learn at Lunch demos are FREE, and no reservation is required.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Ken Oliver Craft Mat and Upcoming Party

We have had customers asking about how Ken Oliver's new craft mat compares to others. Here is a video that tells you more about it:

You can also view it directly on YouTube here-
Some of the highlights:
  • Nonstick surface
  • You can crumple up the mat without creasing or hurting it
  • Thicker than other mats
  • Heat resistant
  • Items don't roll around on the mat so you can use it with small embellishments
  • Lighter color of the mat allows you to see the inks you are using better
So, what are you doing next weekend? Are you attending our annual Anniversary Open House? It is Saturday, October 3rd from 10 am to 5 pm. It is loaded with free demos, free make and takes, a stamp swap, a book signing, prizes, and so much more. We are always thrilled and honored to celebrate another year in business, so we hope you can stop by next weekend and party with us. I will post a more detailed list of events on Wednesday, so be sure to check back then!

Here is a sneak peak of one of the free make and take cards:

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Oh Happy Day!

Have you ever wondered what to do with some of the fabulous frame dies we have in the store?  Have you ever even thought about combining dies to make a scene?  Honestly, I was stumped until I saw what the Happy Stamper elves did with this combination of Impression Obsession and My Favorite Things dies and stamps.  Brilliant!

Stop in Wednesday anytime between 10 & 8 to make one of these beauties!  And learn to think outside the box a little while you're at it.  It's like exercise for your brain!  Love it!

As always, the Make-and-Take is FREE - one per family, please.  No reservations are required.

Monday, September 21, 2015


Join Angela any time between 12 & 2 on Tuesday and learn more about working with Gelatos.  They are one of the most versatile coloring media on the market today.  They are entirely water-soluble, but once they are dry, they are permanent.  This means they apply easily and can be layered without smearing or smudging the work done before.  You are going to love these!  Stop in tomorrow and try them for yourself.  You don't need a reservation, and the demo is completely free!