Monday, August 31, 2015

Too early for snow?

If you're not thinking snow yet, how about some foam on your coffee or whipped cream on your cocoa?  Join Angela this Tuesday between 12 & 2 and play with the Snow Writers and Glistening Snow Writers.  These economical pens make adding dimension to your projects a breeze!

The demo is free and no reservation is required.  See you there.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

New Lawn Fawn and Store Updates

The new Lawn Fawn release is at the store and is super-cute! Here are some ideas with the new products:

We also wanted to remind you that guest artist and mixed media guru Dyan Reaveley will be at the store October 17 and 18. A couple of her classes are already full, so don't wait if you were thinking about signing up for any of them. We don't want anyone to be disappointed that they couldn't get into her classes while she is visiting the States.

Finally, we have been reorganizing the store to make things a bit more cohesive and easier to find. For example, we now have all the markers, pencils, and pens in one location. We also now have an entire mixed media wall of supplies! Be sure to come in and check it out. We really think you will like how things are organized. I will also post some pictures so you can see what is new and different.


Friday, August 28, 2015

Echo Park

Are you starting to think about Fall and Winter stamping? We have wonderful new products from Echo Park that you are going to love.

There are new papers:

And embossing folders:


And stencils:


Thursday, August 27, 2015

W Plus 9

The latest W Plus 9 release was absolutely amazing. There are new sayings as well as fun animals together. Be sure to stop by t sore and give them a look.

When I say their new leaves set, I thought "Fall," but I love the colors they used in their samples to make them practical year-round


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

New Ranger Color!

It is the end of the month, so you know what that means.....the new Ranger Distress Color has arrived!

It has been a while since a brown color was added to the line, and we think you are really going to like how this dark brown works with other Distress Colors.

Here is a Tim Holtz video that shows you what the color looks like and how wonderfully it blends with previous colors:

You can also view the video directly on Youtube here-

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Last Taste of Summer

This Wednesday's FREE make-and-take project is another amazing interactive card featuring Paper Cut notecards and Impression Obsession stamps.

And, once again, we have a kit available to make recreating these cards easy! The kit contains 4 cling-mounted stamps (including a cover-a-card background stamp) and all the pre-cut supplies to make 5 cards - plus printed instructions. Each kit sells for $32.25.

So, stop in and make one for yourself anytime between 10 and 8, and, if you like, purchase a kit to take home and make more!


Monday, August 24, 2015

Reverse Dies and iZincs!

It's a PARTY!  Join Angela this Tuesday between 12 & 2 for a FREE demo featuring "reverse dies".  Instead of cutting out images that are then adhered to a card, reverse dies cut pieces of the card away, revealing whatever is beneath.

We'll have some fun creating the "beneath" as well.  This background was made with iZincs (when you see it in person, it really shimmers).  Angela will also bring her Color Bursts, if you'd like to play with those as well.

And, adding extra texture, the card base is the fabulous Dot Paper from Bazzill. 

So, what are you waiting for?  Come and party with us!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hay There!

 Looking for a fabulous all-occasion card?  Then look no further!  This card features stamps and coordinating dies from one of our favorite companies - Lawn Fawn!  Stop in any time between 10 - 8 on Wednesday and make one absolutely FREE.  You will make someone's day with this card!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Graceful Drapes!

Some of you have been asking about what to do with the dies I call the "draping dies" from Memory Box.  These dies are meant to frame not only the birdcage die, but also the ornaments.  They make a lovely, intricate accent to the card.

The next question I hear is "What's the best way to adhere dies this intricate to the card?"  And the answer to that is Stick It adhesive.  It basically creates a repositionable sticker out of your diecuts - and once you have them in place, the adhesive becomes permanent.

Stop in this Tuesday between 12 & 2 and give it a try.  This card is so elegant, but much easier than it looks!  See you there!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Mama Elephant Release

It is the 15, so that means we have the new Mama Elephant release. This month is all about cute critters with a Halloween flair.

There are also classic sayings with gorgeous fonts.


Wednesday, August 12, 2015


Ken Oliver's Color Burst powders have been very popular with our customers, so we are thrilled to tell you he just released 6 new colors! You won't believe how perfect these colors are for autumn.

Want to have Ken give you a brief introduction to the new colors? Check out his recent video. He also shows you how to use the powders with stencils:

You can also watch the video directly on YouTube here-

Are you a fan of Taylored Expressions? Here are just two products from the huge new release we received. There are stamps, dies, sequins, and papers.

The "Grumplings in Costume" are my favorite. Here are some ideas of how to use them:

How about daisies? They work well with every occasion... Birthday, thinking of you, sympathy, get well, etc

Love this mailbox for Halloween:

How about the feathers and Southwest background?