Friday, September 30, 2016

New Items

It has been rainy this week which makes for some really great crafting days.  Do you need new supplies?  Here are just some of the new goodies that have arrived:

Avery Elle:

Taylored Expressions:

New holiday papers from Photo Play.  The first one has a retro feel:

The second one has more religious inspiration.  We get lots of people who tell us they make cards for their churches at Christmas.  This paper will really work well for those projects!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

New From Sizzix

We are really excited about the new products from Sizzix.  There is a new caddy that attaches to your Big Shot as an easy way to store extra plates and washi tape, gorgeous decorative patterned papers that fit perfectly in your machine, faux leather for die cutting or embossing, a new embossing plate with the metal plate built in for detailed die cutting, cute "sandwich" directions for die cutting and embossing (I can never remember the plate order without looking), and a great new pad that can be used for stamping on one side and piercing on the other.  Whew!  There is so much to see!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

New from Memory Box and Poppystamps

Lots of new dies from Memory Box and Poppystamps to make your holidays bright!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wednesday Free MITI

Wednesday Free Make and Take

Need a little holiday inspirations?  Join us on Wednesday, September 28th anytime between 10:00am-8:30pm to make your own free card! Want to make more of this wonderful card from Impression Obsession?  We have kits available for sale.  Each kit comes with the two stamps as well the pre-cut paper, ribbon and envelopes to make 5 more cards:

Monday, September 26, 2016

Layered and Framed - oh my!

At first glance, it looks like 3 different dies were layered to achieve this look.  However, this is done with a single die.  Join Angela Tuesday between 12 & 2 to learn how to cut a frame with this die (keeping the word straight - there is a trick to that!) and then how to make layers.  We will also be working with the new Paper Cut Glitter Paper (don't worry - absolutely no glitter escapes from this paper - you will love the mess-free shimmer).  As always, demos are completely free and no reservation is required!  See you there!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Gorgeous new Bo Bunny Papers

Ready to work on cards for Fall and Halloween?  You won't want to miss the new Bo Bunny papers that arrived at the store.  The first is called Farmer's Market and has a wonderful color palette for Autumn:

The second collection is Wonderfully Wicked and is perfect for making "spooktacular" Halloween cards:

For each collection, we have the 12" x 12" individual sheets as well as 6" x 6" paper packs.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sale Items and Christmas Section

We are working hard at getting the store prepared for the big Open House.  Part of that preparation means making room for the new stamp company as well as getting the supplies for the demos and make and takes.  Therefore, we are moving more product to the 50% off sale section.  There are really great items there from companies such as My Favorite Things, Reverse Confetti, Taylored Expressions, Impression Obsession, Hero Arts, Paper Smooches, Memory Box and more!  We also moved a ton of paper to the 40 cent table.  For the best selection, be sure to stop by soon.  It won't last long!

Christmas Section: Many companies have released items for Christmas and we realized we had them all over the store in various places.  In order to help you find what you are looking for, we have created a new Christmas section that includes stamps, dies, embellishments and paper.  Stop by to check it out and plan your holiday cards!

Friday, September 23, 2016

We are in NorthernVirginia Magazine!

Greetings everyone.  We were thrilled to be mentioned in the September NorthernVirginia magazine issue!  There was an article about crafting and locally owned craft stores in the area, which made us very, very happy!  Here is a link to the online article if you are interested:

We have worked so hard at creating a local crafting community of our own as well as finding ways to give back to our community.  Therefore, we really appreciate their support of local crafting stores/classes!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Upcoming Fall Shaker Card Class

  Deb's upcoming Fall shaker card class.  Day class this Friday and evening class next Monday. So much fun!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Wednesday free Make and Take

The free MITI for Wednesday, September 21st uses the sweetest envelope from Little B as well as a cute "snail mail" sentiment on the inside from @rubbermoon Harriett says that she uses the snail mail saying on every envelope she sends.  Join us anytime between 10am-8:30pm to make your own free card. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

A Little Comparison, please

Join Kathy on Tuesday for our FREE Learn at Lunch between 12 & 2.  She will be showing you the differences between Ranger Enamel Accents vs. Nuvo Crystal Drops.  And, you'll get to practice your "technique" on this stunning holiday stamp from Stampendous.

Stop in and see what's new - it's always a good time!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Outside the Rectangle

Stop in any time between 10 & 8 on Wednesday to "think outside the rectangular box"!  This adorable card, featuring stamps from My Favorite Things, mimics the shape of the hula hoop.  So cute! You will learn how to take any shape die, score it correctly, and turn it into a special shaped card for extra interest. So many possibilities!

As always, our Wednesday make-and-take cards are FREE - on per family, please.  See you there!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

New from My Favorite Things

We have brand new items from My Favorite Things.  There are fall critters, dies, and beautiful papers.  Did anyone say hedgehogs?  So cute! First, you won't want to miss the channel dies to make quick and easy spinner cards:

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

It's All About the Journey

I definitely have back to school on my mind - oh, not for me, mind you.  I graduated in May :-)  But my oldest has left for college, so I only have one now getting on the bus. 

This card is a bittersweet reminder for me, but it's a fabulous reminder to all of us to enjoy the journey - even if we get stuck behind these lumbering buses :-)

Stop in Wednesday anytime between 10 & 8:30 and "enjoy".  The make-and-take is always FREE - one per customer.  See you there!


For about a minute there, it felt like fall. Join Kathy today and learn the ins and outs of working with the interlocking dies from Concord and 9th. She volunteered to lead the FREE demo today between 12 & 2 so that Angela could socialize and enjoy her birthday with you all. Stop in, make a card, and celebrate with Angela!