Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Our FREE make-and-take card Thursday features stamps and paper from the Valentine's collection from Memory Box. The designs are so simple, yet elegant - perfect for friends or that significant other. The open design of this tree makes it perfect for shading with chalk, or coloring with pencils or Copic markers. So many options! Stop in any time between 10-8 and make a card to share!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Wanna see something new?

Oh WOOD I?!?! We are simply wild about the new wood paper from Creative Imaginations! It comes in two different varieties (cherry and birch) and in two different weights - super thin and thin. The super thin paper can be easily punched with virtually any punch! It can also be embossed with your Cuttlebug folders, cut with scissors - virtually anything you can do with paper. It also accepts ink and colored pencils beautifully! Fun, fun, fun! Come play with us on Tuesday from 12-2 and see for yourself!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Happy New Year!

February 14 is not only Valentine's Day - it's also Chinese New Year! Come celebrate the Year of the Tiger on Thursday with our FREE card make-and-take. This card features the Chinese Thank You unmounted background stamp from Hero Arts. Even though this is a large stamp, it's quite easy to get an even impression with the Mega Mount from Impression Obsession - and you'll get a chance to try it for yourself. Stop in any time between 10 AM and 8 PM. If you've had trouble with large stamps before, you'll thank us....a bunch :-)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Make your Own Embellishments

Did you ever play with Shrinky Dinks as a kid? There is some truth to that old saying "I learned everything I needed to know in kindergarten" - coloring inside the lines, sharing and shrinking plastic! Crafter's quality shrink plastic shrinks more uniformly, so you are sure to be pleased with the results. It comes in a variety of colors, but you can also ink it, color it with pencils or chalk, stamp it, cut it, punch it - even add texture while it's still warm. Join us Tuesday from 12-2 and give it a try. But be warned - it's addictive!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sparkle and Shine

Our FREE make-and-take Thursday will grab your attention! The snowflakes are embossed with powder we custom blended: opaque white and iridescent sparkle. We love the extra shimmer. We also used Bling paper from Bazzill and topped the whole thing off with glitter glue! Isn't this a great card for that special someone celebrating a winter birthday? Be careful, it just might melt their heart!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Make Your Own Stamps - like Magic!

Have you ever been working on a project and found you didn't have the right background image? Why not make your own? Magic Stamps are wonderful, moldable material that you can use over and over again. Simply heat and press into whatever image you'd like to create: coffee beans, pine branches, the treads of your shoes....the possibilities are endless. Stop in Tuesday for our FREE Learn at Lunch series and find out how easy it is to personalize your cards even more!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

An Extra Special Treat!

Thursday's FREE make-and-take will perk you up for sure! This pocket card is one of our new dies from Accu-Cut. It would be cute with just a note inside, but we've made it even better! Complementing the coffee-themed stamps by TPC Studios, we're including a Latte treat - just for you! Yum! And what could be better on these cold winter days!

Monday, January 4, 2010

First Learn at Lunch of 2010

Join us Tuesday from 12-2 for a new look at using embossing powders. Most of us think of using embossing powders in a traditional way - to raise stamped images. But have you ever thought about painting with them? Or how about creating a background with them and then stamping ON TOP!?!? Jenn has spent a portion of the week we were closed experimenting...and you will enjoy the results. Stop in tomorrow and see for yourself. You don't need to pre-register, and the demo is FREE.