Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A Feet of Magic :-)

Join us Wednesday between 10 & 8 to make this fun and funky card featuring the Stamp & Cut set from Hero Arts.  I always love a new way to make use of my scrap papers!

As always, the FREE card make-and-take is one per family, please, and no reservation is required. 

Want more make-and-takes?  Join us this Saturday for 2 FREE cards - one in the morning and one in the afternoon - as we celebrate our 12th anniversary!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Simple Elegance

Angela is back with yet another way to make use of your dies!  (Don't you just LOVE options!).  Join her Tuesday anytime between 12 & 2 and learn how to foil your die cuts.  There is a lot of bang for the buck in this technique!  The foils come in a wide variety of colors, too!  Perfect for your holiday projects.  And, gold foil is more economical than actual gold leaf.  Gotta love it!

The Learn at Lunch demos are FREE, and no reservation is required.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Ken Oliver Craft Mat and Upcoming Party

We have had customers asking about how Ken Oliver's new craft mat compares to others. Here is a video that tells you more about it:

You can also view it directly on YouTube here-https://youtu.be/ZsEuP5lNue0
Some of the highlights:
  • Nonstick surface
  • You can crumple up the mat without creasing or hurting it
  • Thicker than other mats
  • Heat resistant
  • Items don't roll around on the mat so you can use it with small embellishments
  • Lighter color of the mat allows you to see the inks you are using better
So, what are you doing next weekend? Are you attending our annual Anniversary Open House? It is Saturday, October 3rd from 10 am to 5 pm. It is loaded with free demos, free make and takes, a stamp swap, a book signing, prizes, and so much more. We are always thrilled and honored to celebrate another year in business, so we hope you can stop by next weekend and party with us. I will post a more detailed list of events on Wednesday, so be sure to check back then!

Here is a sneak peak of one of the free make and take cards:

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Oh Happy Day!

Have you ever wondered what to do with some of the fabulous frame dies we have in the store?  Have you ever even thought about combining dies to make a scene?  Honestly, I was stumped until I saw what the Happy Stamper elves did with this combination of Impression Obsession and My Favorite Things dies and stamps.  Brilliant!

Stop in Wednesday anytime between 10 & 8 to make one of these beauties!  And learn to think outside the box a little while you're at it.  It's like exercise for your brain!  Love it!

As always, the Make-and-Take is FREE - one per family, please.  No reservations are required.

Monday, September 21, 2015


Join Angela any time between 12 & 2 on Tuesday and learn more about working with Gelatos.  They are one of the most versatile coloring media on the market today.  They are entirely water-soluble, but once they are dry, they are permanent.  This means they apply easily and can be layered without smearing or smudging the work done before.  You are going to love these!  Stop in tomorrow and try them for yourself.  You don't need a reservation, and the demo is completely free!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

New Distress Color

The September Distress Color of the Month is here.....Wilted Violet.  Isn't it gorgeous?

Want to see Tim Holtz's introduction to the color?  Check out his new video:

You can also view the video directly on YouTube here- https://youtu.be/JGyQBATnuZM

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Ahhhh Fall!

Join us Wednesday anytime between 10 & 8 for our FREE card make-and-take.  This stunning card features the new falling leaves embossing folder from Echo Park.  We also used Distress Inks and the My Favorite Things background stamp to create the background.  (Special Note - join us for our FREE anniversary Open House on Saturday, October 3 for tons of other ideas for stamping with the My Favorite Things background stamps.  Deb will be demoing them from 2:30 - 4).

The little accent tag is created with the Taylored Expressions Mini Tag Die set and some Lawn Fawn twine. 

Super, duper cute!  Please join us!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Prismacolor Perfection!

Join Angela for another fun Learn-at-Lunch.  She'll be showing you some of the cool things you can do with Prisamacolor Pencils, including creating "texture" and "design" with a stylus tool.  You'll also learn some blending techniques and play with how beautifully they color on dark surfaces (by coloring this Inchie).  Here, we incorporated the Inchie into a card, but you could also make magnets or decorate frames or boxes.  So much fun!

The Learn-at-Lunch is FREE and available every Tuesday between 12 & 2 PM.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Oh What Fun!

This Wednesday's FREE make-and-take card is sure to make your day!  I love the happy colors!  You'll learn how to create texture onto your stamped image and embellish with dies and washi tape.  Of course, you may also leave hungry.  Sorry :-) 

The Wednesday make-and-take is free (one per family please) and available between 10 & 8.  See you then!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Translucent Beauty!

Join Angela this Tuesday between 12 & 2 and make your own Shrink Art embellishment.  This fabulous bird was cut from a die, colored with Gelatos and shrunk to fit perfectly with this background stamp.  Angela will show you some other coloring techniques, including alcohol inks and colored pencils.  She also show you how to create texture in your piece.  You can turn your projects into embellishments, jewelry, ornaments and more.  The Learn at Lunch is always FREE and no reservations are required.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Graphic 45

Three new collections of paper arrived that you are going to love. We have 6" x 6" packs, 8" x 8" packs, 12" x 12" packs, and individual sheets. We had paper come in from several companies at the same time, so we had to put the new Graphic 45 in the paper room rather than the new section. Be sure to look for it the next time you at the store


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Big Copic Refill Promotion this Saturday!


In order to say goodbye to Summer and welcome Fall, we are going to celebrate with a special Labor Day Copic refill promotion this Saturday, September 5th.

For every $10 you spend at the store on merchandise, classes, or gift certificates (special orders and items on hold are excluded from the promotion), you will receive a coupon for a free Copic pen refill (any size pen). Bring your pens with you on Saturday to have them refilled immediately or save your coupon to use at a later date.

Going away for the holiday weekend and can't visit us on Saturday? Why not call the store on Saturday and order a gift certificate? We will keep your gift certificate and Copic refill coupon(s) at the store for your next visit.

Want to learn more about our Copic refill program and how it works? You can read all about in the tab bar above.


MFT- Part 2

There is more from the new My Favorite Things release that we wanted to show you. Today the focus is on flowers. There are Fall flowers that can be used for much more than just autumn as well as gorgeous flowers.


Well, you might need some mice as well as flowers. How about these cute guys?


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

New MFT Release

It is that time again....the new My Favorite Things release is here. I am going to split it into two posts because there is just so much to see. There are new stamps, dies, and stencils.

New cityscape dies featuring Paris, NYC, and London

New 6" x 6" packs of paper

Sweet little girl images. On features Paris and the other is perfect for Fall. Both are so much fun to color.

How about a boutique window die? Don't forget the brick stencil!

Also....big heads up- look how much has come to the store that we will be entering in the next couple of days. It includes 4 boxes of Bo Bunny as well as 2 boxes of Graphic 45


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I miss you!

Needing to send a special card to a friend far away? How about a new college student?  Or someone serving on deployment?  There are dozens of people who would LOVE to know you're thinking of them - and this card is an adorable way to do that! 

Join us for our FREE make-and-take card this Wednesday between 10 & 8.  We're using our favorite LOCAL designer, Eileen Hull's embossing folder - created for Sizzix.  You don't need a reservation - just come on over.  We'll see you there!