Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Boo-tiful Card for Thursday!

The card for this Thursday's free make-and-take features the new Owl-oween clear set from Hero Arts. Owls are scary enough (with that whole rotating their head all the way around Exorcist thing) but when they put on a ghost sheet???? Hooo's scary now?
OK, it's clearly time to put down the candy corn. Anyway, the large matting circle is paper from Imaginisce that's been punched with the new Xtra Giga circle punch from Marvy. These punches come in 8 shapes and are super handy for framing those slightly larger images. They're a "hoot"!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I'm late, I'm late!

I've been so wrapped up in getting everything ready for Karen Lockhart's visit tomorrow and Saturday, that I completely lost track of time. This is TODAY'S make and take card - totally worth waiting for, which I can say since I didn't make it! The card features the stamp of the month from Great Impressions as well as the Limited Edition "tree" stamp by Hero Arts. This tree is only available through independent stamp shops - it's not available online or in the chain stores. So, come try it out and if you love it, grab one while supplies last!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Thursday Make and Take

Hooo's having a birthday? Owl bet this card will make their day! I could keep going, but I won't. You'll thank me later. Anyway, this week's FREE make-and-take features these adorable owls from Gina K.
Speaking of nesting (get it???), we received the new lever punches from Marvy - the XTRA Gigas. These are their largest nesting punches yet and work great for cards or scrapbook pages. They are available in 8 shapes. Come see!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Another Birthday Card

Isn't this card great? Look at all the little details - the scalloped edges of the layering card stock with the printed paper behind it, the pearls in the centers of the flowers... I just love it! And the Stamping Bellas are great, too. You can personalize their hair color to match the recipient, and I hadn't thought of putting the birthday number in the balloons...I'm totally stealing that idea. We just received a huge shipment of Bellas, including new images called trickortreatabella, hippychickabella, and daisybella. You may also want to check out our upcoming class featuring the Bellas for lots of ideas on working with them! We should have the card samples early next week.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A Real Pumpkin!

The FREE make-and-take card for Thursday features this floral background stamp by Great Impressions. Marilynn did a nice job creating a fall card by using warm colors. Just by changing the colors of ink you use, you can create a totally different effect. Come see the sample board with 6 other cards featuring this stamp to see how versatile it truly is!
We received the brand new Halloween stamps, paper and Card Samples from Memory Box today as well. Dave has done it again!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

First Birthday Card photo

What a great idea, Mahnaaz! I'll post one a day for the next few days (actually, I'll take a break on Wednesday to post the make and take card sample for Thursday). I received over 80 cards - wow - thank you so much! We have them all hanging up in the shop for your viewing pleasure, so feel free to come in with your camera and snap away! This first card features the brand new stamps we just received from Cat's Pajamas. I love the asymetrical side opening and the ribbon closure. Also, this is a nice use of shadow stamps. Very cool card!

And What a Party it Was...

On behalf of the entire Angela Fan Club, we would just like to thank all of you who braved the weather and came out to celebrate the birthday of our dear Angela. It was wonderful to see all of you. And so great of you to show your love and support for Angela, the store, and the community that has developed from having such a wonderful place for us all to retreat to. In the next few days, we'll be posting pictures of the incredible cards that you all brought in. There's no end to the talent in this place!

Friday, September 5, 2008

It's My Party....

...here's hoping I won't be crying. We are planning to celebrate my big 4-0 tomorrow (Sat. Sept. 6) at the shop all day, weather permitting. Rain doesn't bother us, but a lack of power would put a big damper on things. If the weather is rough, please give us a call first to be sure we're still open. 703-435-0051. Although, someone "gently" pointed out that there will be a few more candles on this cake than on the one in the picture from 1977, so who really needs electric lights???
Feel free to bring me a handmade birthday card tomorrow and take 40% off one item in the shop. This excludes class fees, special orders & items on hold and previously discounted items. And, there will be cake!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Thinking Ahead....

This Thursday's FREE make-and-take features a quick and easy holiday card - get started early with something quick and easy and avoid the holiday stress....well, at least that part of the holiday stress.

We are huge fans of the adorable Imaginisce seasonal papers with coordinating $1.00 stamps - what's not to love??? In fact, we love them so much that Donna's using them in her Advent Calendar class and I'm using them in my Kid's Coupon Book class. Better hurry and get some before we swipe 'em all!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Wall of Fame Revisited

I agree with Chrisi's comment that this is going to be a fun challenge. There are so many different things you can do! Margarethe Anderson submitted this card last year for a different Wall of Fame challenge, but look at how great it fits this theme! She stamped the web background on black cardstock with Versamark and embossed in clear. She then stamped the web background with gray ink on white cardstock and punched a circle to spotlight that portion of the card. Very well done! September is here, so let's see what you all can come up with! Game on!