Wednesday, April 27, 2016

MISTI is Back in Stock

If you have been waiting to get a MISTI stamp positioner, the good news is they are back in stock.  Yay!  We also ordered more of their super-strong magnets that work with the MISTI to keep your projects in place as you are working.  Each little box contains 3 of the really strong magnets.  How strong are they?  Here is a picture of the magnet sets.  They sort of stuck themselves together:

Funny story about the magnets....  I had a box in my pocket last night, and my pants stuck me to the metal railing of the stairs that lead to the back parking lot.  I can personally attest that those magnets are strong!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

All Occasion Card!

The  FREE make-and-take features stamps and dies from Neat & Tangled.  This intricate die creates a space for the sentiment to really "pop"!  We used the Happy Mother's Day stamp (because timing is everything), however this set has several other options for you to select to personalize your card for that special someone!

Join us any time between 10 & 8 on Wednesday and make one for yourself.  If you've noticed this die before and wondered how to use it - this is your chance to see how quick it is to make a stunning card!  See you soon!

Monday, April 25, 2016

A Shimmery Wash

It's a little hard to tell from this photo (shimmery stuff is soooo hard to capture "on film"), but these flowers are a yummy, shimmery wash.  Join Angela to learn a quick way to use Watercolor Pencils and Perfect Pearls to create beautiful background washes (with control).  The FREE Learn at Lunch demo is every Tuesday between 12 & 2, and features different techniques each week.  Be there or be square :-)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

In My Thoughts

Sometimes a "get well" card is just not quite right.  This card lets that special someone know you are thinking of them, an the colors are soothing, too!  This card could also make an excellent sympathy card - and when you need one of those, you don't always have the time to set about coming up with a design.

Join us Wednesday between 10 & 8 to make this card for yourself.  If you agree that it's a good one to have on hand, snag a kit.  It comes complete with all the stamps, ribbon and paper to recreate the card 5 times (and the stamps you can use again and again). 

As always, the Make-and-Take project is FREE, and you don't need a reservation.  See you there!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Bring on the Sun!

When the weather is chilly in the morning and warm in the afternoon, you have to layer!

These stamps are made for that!  It's hard to picture them all in black - but look at the lush color you can achieve!!!

Join Angela Tuesday any time between 12 & 2 for some tips and techniques for working with layering stamps - we'll also do some masking to achieve perspective.  After all - it's all about the layering!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Reverse Confetti

Continuing our theme of highlighting the new releases, how about a little Reverse Confetti?  First of all, Koalas?  Yes, please!

I can't tell you how many times we have had customers come in looking for teacher card/gift ideas.  Their new All Apples set is a must have.

Anyone here struggle for ideas for dad cards? 

Saturday, April 16, 2016


As I mentioned yesterday, there is so much to see at the store.  Today I want to focus on some of the new items from WPlus9. There are new floral images and dies as well greetings and pandas!  Some of the rose dies we have in the store are already backordered, so grab them if you want them because we are not sure when we will be able to get them back in stock.

Friday, April 15, 2016

New Memory Box

Greetings friends.  There is so much new to share with you.  There is new Impression Obsession, Taylored Expressions, WPlus9, and of course....Memory Box.  For today's post, I am just going to focus on Memory Box because they have a brand new Look Book with ideas for using their new plush floral dies.  The great thing about these dies is that they make great embellishments for cards, but they also are perfect for home decor, headbands or barettes, wedding favors, and so much more.  Flip their new book and be inspired!

If clicking on the picture doesn't work, you can also flip through the book here-

Want inspiration for some of the other dies?  How about these samples:

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Feeling grateful- Free Make and Take Card

This card is so lovely - it reminds me of a little wild flower poking up out of the mud.  And I'm thankful for those little, simple pleasures!

Stop in Wednesday between 10 & 8 and make yourself (and someone else) happy too!  This is our FREE make-and-take project - and it features stamps and dies from Paper Smooches and Concord & 9th.

If you haven't seen much Concord & 9th before, check out Deb's classes - both a day and an evening session.  You'll love them!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Watercolor on Glossy?

I have shown you different techniques to do with Gelatos several times - and here's yet another one!!!  (Isn't it great?  I LOVE versatility in my supplies!)

I never imagined you could use a water soluble coloring medium on Glossy cardstock, but the thing that's so cool about Gelatos is that once they dry, they are permanent!  

Stop in Tuesday between 12 & 2 and give it a try.  It's fun and creative (you don't really know how it will turn out .... other than it will be cool!)  You don't need a reservation, and it's free.  I can't wait to show you!  I'll bring other samples, too, of the dozens of other things I've done with Gelatos. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Free Wednesday Make and Take

Who doesn't need a spare birthday card?  You are going to love this card that combines embossing, vellum die cutting and sparkly sequin embellishments.  Gorgeous!

Here is a close up of the vellum balloon.  Isn't it wonderful how you can see the embossed words through the vellum?

We invite you to stop by the store Wednesday, April 6th anytime from 10am- 8:45pm to make your own free card.  See you then!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Let's Get Sticky!

You really need to come in on Tuesday, April 5 between 12 & 2, because it's very hard to get a good picture of these fabulous products!  Both Stick It and Stick 'Ems allow you to create your own stickers.  Stick it is a very thin adhesive that makes adhering even the most detailed die cut a breeze, and the Stick 'Ems are clear, double-sided shapes that hold glitter (and I mean it - no glitter escapes!!!), foil, gold leaf, flocking and more!

You simply must stop in to get the full effect of how easy these are to use, and how lovely the end result is!

Our Learn at Lunch demos are always FREE and always fun.  Come on in!

Saturday, April 2, 2016


Do you love ALTENEW as much as we do?  (Hmmm..  that rhymed.  I am a poet and didn't know it).  They have such elegant stamps and dies.  Here is a sample of some of their amazing products.

First, the Invisible Alpha set.  Isn't it beautiful?  It is an alphabet set that creates a drop-shadow look.  ALTENEW sold out of this set, but we have it in stock!  Grab it fast because we don't know when they will have it back in stock for us to reorder.

Another set that altenew ran out of is the very popular Labels set.  We also have these in the store (while they last).  Again, we don't know when we will be able to reorder them, so grab them quick.

How about the drop-shadow look with numbers?  The Invisible Numbers set allows you to personalize any date/event.  Need a 43rd anniversary card?  Happy 8th birthday card?  No problem.

I don't know about you, but I can never have too many balloons:

Or flowers....

Finally, don't forget that the Art Impressions catalog party runs though Monday, April 4th.  If you want to see their latest releases and get 10% off your catalog order, you have a limited time to act.  See you soon!