Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Too Cute to Spook!

This Thursday's FREE make-and-take card is adorable! Featuring paper from Bo Bunny's Halloween collection, a bargain stamp from Imaginisce and a single piece of ribbon from May Arts, you'll create a card to please young and old alike! Stop in and make one for yourself before they disappear!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Curses - Foiled again!

Admit it - you've always wanted to quote Rocky and Bullwinkle in a blog post. While this isn't one of the most memorable lines ever from one of their shows, it does sort of relate to tomorrow's Learn at Lunch demo. Jenn will be showing us how to work with Design Adhesives - part sticker/part rub-on! We'll be working with designs created by Memory Box to coordinate with their stamps. Learn tips for applying Design Adhesives to your projects as well as all the different things you can use with them, like flocking and the new foil strips from Clearsnap! Foil gives you the look of Gold Leafing, but is much more economical and comes in a wide variety of colors! Plus, you can stamp over the top of it with StazOn for even more options! Stop in Tuesday between 12-2 to find out more!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Penguin Joy!

Gimme a "J"! Don't these little penguins look like they could be leading the "J-O-Y" cheer? They make me happy just looking at them! I love working with penguin stamps. Stamp in black on white paper, and you're almost done - EASY! Stop in Thursday between 10-8 for some penguin joy of your own.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fun with Claudine Hellmuth

We had a lot of fun over the weekend in Claudine Hellmuth's Spooky Village class (see the amazing village photo below). You really had to see it in person - you can't see the luminaries glowing inside the houses in a photo!

Claudine showed us some wonderful things she did with her brand new stamps, and we will be planning a class early next year featuring them. However, if you just can't wait, Jenn will be demonstrating the many uses of the stamps in tomorrow's Learn at Lunch from 12-2.

These stamps come in a variety of themes, and in two different forms. Each theme has a foam set and then a corresponding clear set. The foam set is great for stamping on walls, fabric or paper. Then stamp back over with the clear set to add definition! Because the set is clear, there is no need for a stamp positioner! Easy! But don't take my word for it - come in and give it a try for

yourself. And, if you can't make it in, take a look at Claudine's online demo! I'm telling you - you are gonna LOVE these stamps!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Snow Fun!

OK, I must admit that I am nowhere near ready for snow. However, these new stamps and papers from the Tinsel collection (Memory Box) were just too cute to wait! Doesn't the snowman have the cutest face? It's the same coal eyes and carrot nose as other snowmen, but somehow his expression is just sweet. And, as always, the new color palette of paper is spectacular! Stop in tomorrow and make one for yourself. Then wait patiently until it's time to send it!

Monday, October 11, 2010

A Stitch in Time

Many moons ago (before children) I used to cross stitch. Sadly, I don't have the spans of uninterrupted time like I used to, but I do have a huge collection of DMC thread. I was delighted to find these Punch & Stitch punches that make use of DMC thread (and other floss) but require a lot less time! Use the punch to create perfectly shaped holes. You can then decide how to stitch them - there are endless possibilities. Jenn created 2 different stitches on this card - both from the same punch! This is the circle punch, but there are several other shape options. Stop in and see for yourself just how much fun this is! Jenn will be demonstration the punches on Tuesday between 12-2.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cards for the Troops

We are working with America's Adopt a Soldier to send 1000 care packages to our troops stationed overseas. One of the items they have requested for the packages are Christmas cards that the troops can send back home to their families. Plan to join us anytime between 10-8 on Thursday, October 7 to help make a card. We always have a FREE card make-and-take on Thursdays, but for this event, you will be making two cards - one you may take home with you and the other you will leave for the care packages (although you are certainly welcome to leave both cards if you wish). We appreciate Memory Box for helping to provide supplies for this event, and we appreciate your help. And, we absolutely appreciate our service men and women! You are welcome to drop off other cards for them to send home to family as well. They specifically requested birthday/miss you/thinking of you (in addition to Christmas) cards, and envelopes would be especially helpful. If you are dropping off cards, remember that flat is best - try to restrain yourself from too many embellishments. Thanks and see you Thursday!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Dimensional Art!

We are now carrying the Viva Decor line of products, including the Pearl Pen and Glass Effects pen. These pens have very fine tips, so you have fantastic control! The Viva Decor Pearl Pens come in a variety of colors and have an incredible pearlescence. They are also fabric-safe and can be washed! The Glass Effects pens look stunning on papers (Jenn used it on the Inchie) but also dry beautifully on glass, acetate and more! Come try something completely new at our FREE Learn at Lunch demo on Tuesday - any time between 12 & 2.