Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
So much is going on at the store that I thought I should write a quick post to update everyone.
First, all Christmas products (paper, stamps, dies, and embellishments) are 50% off. It is never too early to start planning for next year!
For those of you who are already starting to think about Valentine's Day, we received brand new product from Penny Black. There are super-cute images perfect for coloring, elegant hearts and flourishes, and beautiful dies. The picture above shows you some of what just arrived.
Coming soon: We place HUGE orders with impression Obsession (new stamps and dies) as well as Memory Box and Poppystamps. We aren't supposed to share the new products just yet, but if you want a small sneak peek, Dave posted a couple pictures on the Memory Box home page. http://memoryboxco.com He will get you ready to "Think Spring!"
Holiday Hours: We are open for part of the holidays, so be sure to check the date and times listed below. There are no classes scheduled during that time, so if you have some time off and want to work on a project in our classroom, you are more than welcome. Pack a lunch, invite some friends, spread out, and enjoy some quality craft time!
Tuesday, December 24: 10-1
Wednesday, December 25-Thursday, December 26: CLOSED
Friday, December 27: 10-6
Saturday, December 28: 10-5
Sunday, December 29: 12-5
Monday, December 30-Tuesday, December 31: CLOSED
Wednesday, January 1: 12-5
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
I used to play with Shrinky Dinks as a kid - but WOW! It's even more fun now!!! Look at the ART you can create with your stamps and dies. Join me on Tuesday, December 10 between 12 & 2 and let me show you all the things you can do (and even more important, how easy it is!!!!).
We'll color the shrink plastic with chalk ink, Prismacolor pencils, alcohol inks and even Glitter Pens. The only problem is that you won't want to stop!
As always, the demos are completely free and you don't need to pre-register. Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
I haven't started my Christmas Cards yet.
I'm not going to offer a bunch of excuses - I'm just putting it out there. I haven't started. So, I was THRILLED with Marilynn's latest make-and-take project. This is a super quick card that looks very festive and elegant. I can knock these out in an evening. This card features a versatile poinsettia stamp from Great Impressions. You could spend some time coloring it beautifully, or you could make this simplified version - watercolored with a Dove Blender Pen. Join us Thursday any time between 10 & 8 and make one for yourself. And, wish me luck getting my done and sent. Sigh :-)
Friday, December 6, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Wednesday, Dec 4
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM OR 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Thursday, Dec 5
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM or 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Marilynn's mini lessons don't take a long time commitment, but you get to make some amazing projects
Saturday, Dec 7th:
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Sunday, Dec 8th
A Second Helping of Winter Tin Pins
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
If you have been wondering about using Inky Antics stamps and Tin Pin embellishments, this is the class for you.
Date: Sunday, December 8
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Don't forget that you can also give classes as a gift. Gift cards can be used for classes as well as products. Happy Holidays!
Monday, December 2, 2013
Stop in Tuesday anytime between 12 & 2 and give it a try. Then put all the colors on your Christmas wish list - because I really think you're gonna luv 'em!!!!
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Hi folks. I promised my class that I would post my next entry for Art Journaling today. I posted it on my blog, but thought I'd just go a head and post it here as well. We've been having a grand time exploring ways to mix media together in our journals. Each entry stands a lone, so you can come any time to do any of the pages that interest you. However, we have been having so much fun, lots of folks have been coming every time! All you need is a journal that can take mix media elements and a willingness to get a little messy! We will be using water color crayons, washi tape, gesso, acrylic paints, dies, stamps, and matte medium. All supplies are provided for you other than your journal. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up soon.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Hi everyone. Still need a little holiday inspiration? How about the new sample board from Sweet N'Sassy? We have all the stamps and dies to recreate their holiday/winter cards.
Are you a fan of Penny Black? We just restocked, so there is a lot to see:
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The appreciate the sentiment, but it could easily be replaced with something different as the occasion dictates. Join us Thursday between 10 & 8 to make one for yourself.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
our web site to find out more and to reserve your spot today!
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Ready or not, the holidays are fast approaching. We thought now would be a good time to share some ideas that will hopefully make your shopping a little easier.
First, if you are buying something as a gift, we would be happy to wrap it with some tissue paper, a cute holiday tag, and some bakers twine.
Not sure what to get someone? We offer gift cards in any denomination. We can even email giftcards to recipients if you choose.
How about a removable drink cup holder to use while crafting? It holds a 32oz cup and has a convenient trash bag to keep your space clean. Use it in your craft room or take it with you to classes or crops so that you don't spill on your projects!
Finally, how about something brand new? PanPastels just came out with METALLIC artist-quality chalks. If you have a crafty friend who has everything, they don't have these!
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
If you want to view the video directly on YouTube, you can see it here.
Need more inspiration? Check out all the samples on this WPlus9 blog post. I guarantee you are going to want the stamps and dies! Let us know if we need to hold them aside for you.......
Monday, November 11, 2013
I love the stunning glitters by Elizabeth Crafts. The colors are so yummy - I just want more! So, Els has created this fabulous recipe sheet to mix your own custom colors (and she even has the handy measuring spoon, so your colors will come out exact!). I love how, by mixing, you get a new shade that blends beautifully with the colors you are already using - to make shading and coordinating a breeze! And, don't be shy - you can come up with your own stunning color combinations, too!
Join me this Tuesday between 12-2 and create this coffee-themed glitter card. We'll be talking about blending, coloring with Copics and all kinds of other ways to use the glitter. Bring a notepad if you like. As always, this event is free and you don't need to pre-register! See you then!
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
The classroom is set up and ready for the Memento Luxe ink pad demo tomorrow (Saturday, Nov 2 10am- 12pm). Angela will tell you all about these amazing inkpads, and she has tons of samples to show you. In fact, she has new samples and techniques since she first held this demo, so if you saw it before, you might want to see it again!
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
Also, I will occasionally hold ENCORE Saturday demos (when the classroom is free and I'm in town). This Saturday, November 2 is the first one! Stop in between 10 - 12 and learn about the Memento Luxe inkpads. You will be amazed at what you can do with these inkpads! Like all of our demos, no registration is required. Hope to see you there!
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Paper Crafts magazine occasionally comes out with special editions that are loaded with ideas on a particular topic. The "Stamp It" issue just arrived, and it has tons of samples with stampers in mind. There are 66 stamping challenges in the publication such as "stamp on glitter" or "make a one layer card" followed by multiple samples of each technique. You are guaranteed to be inspired! Also, for those of you who have enjoyed our shipments of WPlus9 stamps, there are many card samples in the magazine highlighting that company in particular.