Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

For the first time ever, we will be open on New Years Day for a few hours. If you are not a big sports fan and want to start your year the right way (crafting), please stop by! We will be open 10am-3pm.

Laura will also be teaching a class called "Cheers through the Year" using various holiday margarita and martini glasses by Impression Obsession. She is using the same layout for the five cards, but each card will feature a different coloring technique (Copic markers, Distress markers, Peerless Watercolors, Prismacolor pencils, and watercolor pencils).

We want to wish you all a very happy new year, and we look forward to to sharing a creative new year with you!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Incredible IZinc!!!

We always want to be the first place you look for the latest and greatest products.  So we were excited to get our hands on the IZinc paints from Clearsnap.  They are part pigment, part acrylic and are a blast to play with.  You can paint with them, create washes, make sprays - the possibilities are endless.  They are incredibly reactive with water, but one they dry, they're permanent!  And, the colors are OH SO VIBRANT!

Join Angela Tuesday between 12 & 2 to give them a try.  But I warn you - they are incredibly addictive :-)  The demos are always FREE, and no reservations are required!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Huge Shipment of Brand New Impression Obsession!

Ho ho ho! There was an exciting shipment of boxes at the store today. We received the brand new Valentine's Day images from Impression Obsession! There are wood-mount stamps, cling stamps, a gorgeous Rose cover a card background, and new clear sets. Many of you have asked about a good breast cancer set, so be sure to check out IO's new "fight like a girl" clear set.

The new stamps are just in time to use up the gift certificates that you (hopefully) get for Christmas! Speaking of gift certificates, we are open from 10am-1pm on Christmas Eve for any last minute shopping. We can help loved ones over the phone or online if they need a last minute gift!

In past years, we have been closed between Christmas and New Years. We had lots of customers with time off who wanted to shop, so this year, we have some special store hours.

Wed, Dec 24 10am-1pm

Thurs, Dec 25- Fri, Dec 26 closed- happy holidays!

Sat, Dec 27th- 10am-5pm. Angela will be working, so stop in to have her show you the new store!

Sun, Dec 28th 12-5pm

Mon, Dec 29th 10am-3pm

Tue, Dec 30th 10am-9pm (don't forget the free demo from 12-2pm!)

Wed, Dec 31st 10am-3pm

Thur, Jan 1st 10am-3pm (Laura will be teaching a morning class where people are welcome to come in their jammies to start the New Year out right!)



Monday, December 22, 2014

A Heart-full of wishes!

When you see this die in the package, it's virtually impossible to know what it does.  So, join Angela this Tuesday between 12 & 2, and the secret will be revealed :-)  Use the die to create a woven heart, or double it up to make a woven heart POCKET!  I love anything that 1) is versatile and 2) helps me get rid of all of the scrap paper I've been saving!

See you Tuesday!  It's FREE and no reservations are required.  Come on in!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Saturday Sale!


Woohoo! How about a great deal in time for the holidays? This Saturday, December 20, all remaining Christmas stamps, paper, dies and embellishments will be 50% off. Gather up your last minute items at great prices, or get ready for next year's cards! Offer excludes special orders and items already on hold.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

It's Ornamental!

This card is stunning and quick!  Add shimmer with the Delicata Gold ink and richness with the Memento teal.  It's quick because you'll stamp multiple times without reinking to create depth.  Pop-up a couple of images (but not too much so that there won't be extra postage), and voila - a beautiful 3-D card.  Stop in Thursday between 10 & 8 to make one for yourself. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Make a Quck Escape :-)

Don't you love the detail in these intricate dies?  I do, but sometimes the challenge is getting all the little pieces out of the image.  The Spellbinder all-in-one tool really helps with this, but sometimes I want something even quicker.  That's why I'm so excited about this Quick Release die paper.  It comes in 2 convenient rolls, with a perforator right on the box.  Simply tear off the amount you need, place it between your die and the card stock and run it through your machine.  You'll get an incredibly clean cut, plus, you'll have a decorative piece of the release paper that you can use on another project!!!  And, this paper actually helps keep your dies sharp - one more thing to love about it!  Stop in this Tuesday between 12 & 2 and give it a try.  It's a "can't live without" product!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

New December Release from WPlus9

WPlus9 always has amazing products, and their December release is no exception. Here are some of their samples using the new stamps and dies. Of course, we have ALL of these fabulous products at the store so be sure to stop by!

WPlus9 has all the instructions for these cards on their blog as well as additional samples. Be sure to check it out!


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Icons of Christmas

So many images remind us of Christmas.  How can you choose just one?  These little holiday icon dies from Impression Obsession allow you to use multiple images without getting "carried away"!  The mirror paper provides just the right amount of shine and shimmer to make your card stand out on the mantle!

Join us Thursday between 10 & 8 to make one of these beauties for yourself.  Whomever receives this card will be filled with holiday cheer!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Versatile Tool for your collection!

Back in the spring, we played with the new Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer.  It turns virtually any marker into a light misting coloring surprise!  But, if you know me, you know I want to find lots of ways to use my tools (as if turning ANY marker into a spray is not versatile enough!)

Stop in Tuesday between 12 & 2, and let me show you another way to use this spritzer - you'll be filled with "wonder" :-)  As always, the demos are completely FREE and you don't need a reservation.  See you there!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Keep Calm and Merry On!

At this time of year, who doesn't need to be reminded to "relax"? This card is simply calming to look at - love the blue!  And how amazing did the Hero Arts Unicorn inkpad stamp on the dark card stock?!?! 

The card has an extra surprise on the inside (stop in not only to make one for a friend, but also to see the surprise) :-) 

Our Thursday FREE make-and-takes are available from 10 am to 8 pm.  Come see us!