Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Day at the Beach!

After all the rain we've had this fall, doesn't a day at the beach sound heavenly? Why not bring a little bit of the beach home with you? Stop in Tuesday between 12 & 2 and play with Muddpuddles - a unique product that suspends sand in an adhesive for an easy application that looks totally authentic! No messy mixing required, and we promise you won't get any between your toes either! Check out all of their different colors, because after all, not all sand is the same!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Inspiration for November

Each month, we wait with anticipation to see the newest Inky Antics idea board. Their cards usually feature whimsical animals and critters, so we were quite surprised and delighted with November's change of pace. Each of these cards features a scripture and a lovely image to compliment it. All of the stamps needed to recreate these cards are available in economical clear sets, paired up with images and scriptures. Easy! Stop in and see them up close, They really are stunning cards!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Details, details!

This week's FREE make-and-take card is very difficult to photograph well. The reflection of the Black Glossy paper (even with the flash off) hides the subtle metallic shimmer we created with Marvy Metallic pens. The accents we added with Distress Stickles so exactly match the notecard color that it almost appears we punched lacy holes - but this is much easier than that! And, notice how the Extra Giga Scalloped Oval punch is framed perfectly by the background stamp by Flourishes. It's like everyone just played nice together, even though there are 6 different companies represented in this card. I LOVE it when a plan comes together! Stop in Thursday anytime between 10 and 8 and make one for yourself!

Monday, October 24, 2011

May I Be Direct?

This week's demo focuses on different direct-to-paper techniques including resists and altering the color of printed paper. You will leave inspired to pull out your Cat's Eyes and start coloring everything in sight! Jenn will show you 3 completely different techniques - all on one fabulous tag. Yet another benefit of layering (and at this time of year, layering is a must, right?)! Join us Tuesday anytime between 12 and 2 to play! It's FREE and there's no need to pre-register.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Dazzling Colors of Fall!

This fabulous background stamp from Impression Obsession just screams for fall colors! We created this collage of color using Gelatos from Faber-Castell. These creamy watercolor crayons are super easy to work with and have a very vibrant finish. Come try them out for yourself at our FREE Thursday make-and-take. Simply stop in between 10 & 8. Finish this all-occasion card with the perfect sentiment from DRS stamps. Happy Fall to one and all!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Oooooh, Goosebumps!

We had a great time on a Tuesday back in February with the fabulous Goosebumps spray from Tsukineko. This product creates an interesting texture on any porous surface. Tsukineko has expanded the Goosebumps line with a new Shimmer Goosebumps (and Goosebumps Matte in in the works). Stop in Tuesday between 12 and 2 and let Jenn show you how much fun these sprays are, and how easy they are to use! (Sadly, it's very hard to capture the shimmer in a photo, so you really must stop by! If you can't make the Tuesday demo, we have the samples here for you to check out next time you're in the shop - please just ask)!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

No Tricks, Just Treats!

We just loves these Tubes from SRM! We used the larger size at the Anniversary Open House to make a fabulous organizer for beads, brads and buttons. But we also have them in mini sizes (see picture) and even in a Magic Wand size! They are the perfect way for packaging up little treats for your favorite ghosts and goblins! SRM also makes clear stickers that are perfect for decorating clear projects - tubes, acrylic minibooks, or even on mirrors! Come make this adorable project at our FREE Thursday make-and-take (while supplies last). Sadly, the project doesn't include the candy.

Monday, October 10, 2011

It's Metallic!

Hello everyone! Guest blogger Jenn here! It seems whenever there is a new ink out that really WOWs me, it is from the creative minds at Tsukineko. Delicata is no exception, and as far as metallic inks, this one is a grand slam! You're going to have to come in and try this for yourself, because there is just no way to describe the vibrancy this ink has! Come in and try it with both a solid image and a detailed image to see the fantastic coverage. I'll be leading the demo on Tuesday between 12 and 2. This ink is going to look incredible on your holiday cards and tags!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

And we're doing our part. Stop by the shop this month and pick up your free self-exam information. While you're here, check out the adorable "Fight Like A Girl" products we have available. We have notecards, bling, minibooks, lip balm and travel cups, mugs and cozies! These are fun for yourself or make great gifts, and with each purchase, we make a donation to breast cancer research!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Oh Happy Day!

Hooray! The sun came out! It was feeling much more like spring than like fall with all of this rain. So, to help get you in the proper fall mood, join us Thursday for our FREE card make-and-take. Marilynn used this adorable stamp set from American Crafts and lots of luscious fall colors to create this all-occasion card. Instead of using an extra green layer for the grass, she masked off part of the card stock and used a direct-to-paper technique. She added lots of elegant touches with a button and baker's twine. This card just makes me happy looking at it. Imagine how much fun it will be to make, send and receive! Oh happy day indeed!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Easy Embossing!

Last week's Technique Tag Tuesday featured the new Stamp and Cut sets from Hero Arts and Sizzix. This week, join Jenn to play with the Embossing collection. How fun to use a collage stamp with coordinating embossing folder to create these sophisticated designs in just a matter of minutes. Let Jenn show you how easy it is to line them up. People will not believe you made these "by hand"! Jenn is here each Tuesday from 12-2 showing you the latest techniques and products. Don't miss these FREE and fabulous opportunities to find out what's new and exciting! No registration is required.