Friday, January 30, 2015

Open House

Well, Saturday is the big day!  Hope you can come join us for a full day of fun!  Two free demos in the morning, two mid day, and two in the afternoon.  Also two free Make it Take its- one in the AM and one in the PM.  Hostess gifts while they last, and new product that is coming in daily!  It will also be the last day to get your coupon card that gives you a great special every month. (You can only get it in January with a purchase of $25 of merchandise &/or classes.)  What more do you need?  Oh yeah, Food!  Yep, we got that , too.   Come any time between 10 &5.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Elizabeth Crafts CHA Release and Party!

First, don't forget that our big Winter Open House is this Saturday, January 31st from 10am-5pm.  We have tons of demos as well as two free make and takes during the day.    You will receive a small gift just for walking in the door (while supplies last), and we will also be raffling off a couple of Happy Stamper gift cards.  You won't want to miss it!

Next, our Elizabeth Crafts CHA release arrived!  We have all of the new dies, so there is definitely something for everyone.  Want to be introduced to the new line of products and how to use them?  Be sure to check out Karen Burniston's video which is loaded with card samples as well as tons of tips and techniques for using the dies.   Karen's pop up cards are so much fun!  If you are a fan of the Elizabeth Craft's "Critter" dies, there are three new additions- a crab, a cat, and a dog.  The fun "props" dies fit all of the various critters to really personalize your creations.

If you want to see Karen's video directly on YouTube, you can view it here:

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Love This Card to Pieces!

This is my absolute favorite Valentine's sentiment!  (I love it so much, I use it other times of the year as well).  Stop in Thursday any time between 10 & 8 and make this card for yourself.  I love the vibrant embossing powders Marilynn chose - the extra texture makes the solid heart images just POP off the paper.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Good roads

Good news!  We seemed to have dodged the historic snow!  I was out early and the roads are fine.  So come on out for Angela's demo (from 12-2) and welcome her back from her big trip.  We've been getting lots of boxes in so there is good stuff to see!

Monday, January 26, 2015

I Can't Resist

Well, actually I CAN resist - quite easily, in fact.  With Faber-Castell Paper Crafting Crayons.  Stop in on Tuesday between 12 & 2, and let Angela show you a ton of different methods for creating a resist using these convenient wax sticks.  And, let Angela bore you with tales of her trip to Puerto Rico (an added bonus, for sure!)

See you there!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Free Make it Take it on Thursday

Have you tried Dina Wakely's paints?  Come tomorrow and you'll have a chance to use them, and Dina's stamps!  Dina has a distinct free flowing look.  You have to try it to realize how fun it is.  Come have see how you can use the paints to create a card and have a real experience that makes you feel like an artist.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Demo day

It's Tuesday Demo day and the weather is good!  Come support our guest, Eileen Hull, who will be demo-ing her very own invention, the "Blends".  She is coming with brand new colors just introduced at CHA.  Demo is from 12-2. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Learn at Lunch Guest Artist Tomorrow!

Don't forget that we are incredibly lucky to have the uber-talented Eileen Hull giving a free demo at the store tomorrow from 12-2pm. She will be demoing her brand new line of Colorbox Blends. Come learn about a new product directly from the designer herself!

ColorBox® Blends by Eileen Hull
ColorBox® Crafter’s ink in an easy-to-hold, innovative applicator!
Developed by popular artist Eileen Hull for Clearsnap®, ColorBox® Blends holds more than 10x the ink of a traditional inkpad. Convenient foam sponge applicator keeps hands clean while applying ink directly to fabric, paper, wood, clay and more. Heat set for permanence.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

New Memory Box

More and more goodies keep arriving. This time we are focusing on all the Valentine and Spring dies from Memory Box:


Want a chance to play with some of the new goodies from Memory Box? Laura will be teaching a Memory Box class at the store on Monday, January 19th from 6:30-8:30pm. This was a rescheduled class, so it is currently not listed on the website.



Friday, January 16, 2015

New Penny Black!

As the new product continues to arrive, I wanted to highlight one of them in particular.....Penny Black! There new Valentine release is out, and we have it all:


Want to see their new supplement? You can view it here:

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Guess What Day it Is- Mama Elephant Release Day!

Today is the 15th, so that means it is Mama Elephant release day! We have all their new products in stock. Here are some new samples to help inspire you:

So, when you are making your free card today, don't forget to check out the new goodies from Mama Elephant!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Free Make It Take It

We have some lovely vellum in the store that has little sparkles embedded in it. Here is a fun way to incorporate it into a card. We are using it over some of our new Doodlebug paper. We'll be stamping the words onto the card from a Paper Smooches set that I couldn't resist. The main word is "Welcome" but then it has every sort of occasion to go with the word. Loved it! And there is a die of the word "welcome" if you want to make it stand out even more! Come get out of the house and be welcomed at the store this Thursday!


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Lots of New at the Store!

We promised that January would be a month filled with new arrivals, and we didn't lie! The boxes are stacking up, and Harriett and I are frantically trying to get everything entered. I am going to share some of the goodies with you...

First, how about some papers from Joy! crafts-

This 6" x 6" owl paper is some of the cutest I have ever seen

Or, how about something for Valentine's Day?

My Favorite Things had a Valentine's release, and it is AMAZING! We loved their new line so much that we bought everything. When I started this post, I realized I had 25 pictures and 4 videos I wanted to show you using the latest stamps, dies, and stencils from My Favorite Things. Obviously, I am going to show you just a sample today with more to come.

Gorgeous, right?

Finally, don't forget to put Thursday, January 15 on your calendar. Besides it being our free Make and Take card day, it is the day of the new Mama Elephant release!

As we have mentioned before, Mama Elephant releases new products on the 15th each month, and we will always have the new goodies available THAT DAY. We would love to show you an early sneak peek, but we definitely don't want Mama Elephant mad at us.

Check the blog again soon. We will be posting pictures of all the new releases as they come in to the store.


Monday, January 12, 2015

Free Tuesday Demo

Greetings! This week, the very talented Deb will be handling the free Tuesday demo at the store.  She has a fantastic project in mind that you wont want to miss!  She starts with a scallop circle and then scores it using the brand new ScarPal to make this super cute treat box.  The size of the box might be deceptive in the picture, but it holds a single Ghirardelli chocolate square.

To make the box, she also used the awesome Henna stamp set from AltNew.

Why is the new Scor Pal so much better than the older version?  It has 1/8" score lines and has much deeper groves for easier scoring.  For more information as well as the opportunity to make your own box, stop by the store on Tuesday, January 13 anytime between 12-2pm.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

New Product and Free Demo

We have a brand new product from Clearsnap at the store. They are called Colorbox Blends, and they are available in 10 colors.

What are Blends you ask? Here is a short video to introduce you to the products:

You can also view the video directly on YouTube here:

Eileen Hull, the designer of the Colorbox Blends, is also a designer for Sizzix. We are extremely lucky that she is a local artist who has generously offered to give us a personal demo with her new Colorbox Blends. Trust me, there is nothing better than learning about a product by the actual designer. Nobody knows their products as well as they do!

Save the date:

Colorbox Blends with Eileen Hull
Tuesday, January 20th

Friday, January 9, 2015

New Distress

Ranger is unveiling a new Distress Color of the Month. January's color is Cracked Pistachio. Doesn't it look fantastic? Ranger hasn't shipped them yet, but we have them on order. Is there anything you want us to hold for you when it comes in?

Laura tip- if you are getting the pad, I really recommend getting the reinker. I use Distress inks primarily for backgrounds, so I go through a lot of ink.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

New Doodlebug Paper!

If this weather has had you down, come get a lift with the new adorable paper in by Doodlebug. Not only do we have Valentine paper, but get your first breath of spring with the St. Patrick's day and Easter paper that came as well. Did I mention how cute it is? As you can see, I've been having some fun with the "love" paper. Trust me, it will put a smile on your face!

We have the Lovebugs line in 6"x 6" packs as well as individual 12" x 12" sheets:

For the Happy Go Lucky Line, we have individual 12" x 12" sheets

For Easter Parade, we have individual 12" x 12" sheets: