Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Holiday Gift Cards

Looking for the perfect gift for yourself or a papercrafting friend? Gift cards are available at the store in any amount and can be used for product or classes. If you know someone who would like to get a gift card but doesn't want to make the trip to the store, we can take orders over the phone with a credit card or PayPal orders sent to Giftcards can be physically mailed or sent electronically to print at home
Is is there anything in particular you want ordered in time for the holidays? Let us know soon so that can get you exactly what you desire. Heads up... the upcoming release from My Favorite Things is pretty darn amazing. You will save on shipping and support a local business in the process. Perfect!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Wednesday Free Make and Take

Join us Wednesday, November 30th anytime between 10am-8:30pm to make this cute belated birthday card using stamps from Avery Elle, dies from My Favorite Things and a great wood grain notecard from Lawn Fawn. You will have a chance to practice your Copic coloring and even use one of the new Impression Obsession mini pattern stamps in a new way. Unfortunately, I think all of us could use a belated birthday card in our stash!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Small Business Saturday


Join us Saturday, November 26 for the 6th Annual Small Business Saturday.  American Express sponsors this annual event - but you don't have to have an American Express Card to participate.

Stop in any time between 10 & 5 on Small Business Saturday and shop.  You can purchase anything - class registrations, Gift Cards, items on hold - anything!  For every $25 you spend, you will be entered into a drawing for one of 3 amazing goodie baskets of crafting awesomeness worth over $150 (pictured above). We will draw three lucky winners at 4:45 on that day.  You do not have to be present to win, but you do have to be able to pick up your prize before the end of the year.  There is brand new Penny Black, Reverse Confetti, and Concord and 9th for you to see, so there should be a little something for everyone.
If you do plan to shop here with your American Express, be sure to register your card first at their website:

Your registered card will earn you double the bonus points you normally receive from American Express any time you shop with a registered small business (like us) between now and the end of the year.

If you're ready to get out of the house and have some "you time", why not bring your stamping projects (can you say "holiday cards"?) and make use of our classroom space - FREE!  You can also use our paper trimmers and die cut machines.  One of the huge benefits of supporting small businesses is the personal attention you get.  Angela and Harriett will both be here on Saturday to offer ideas, tips & techniques and encouragement to get the job done!  Join us! It is often difficult for small businesses to compete in the retail market, but we are very proud of our store and our place in the stamping community.  We hope you can stop by Saturday and show your support!  

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Holiday Hours and New Goodies

Greetings friends.  I hope you have wonderful plans for Thanksgiving.  I am sure you want to spend time with your friends and family (as we do), so we have set special holiday hours so that we can all celebrate with loved ones.

Wednesday, November 23rd- 10am-3pm (closing early, but there is time for last minute holiday shopping!)

Thursday, November 24th-closed

Friday, November 25th- closed

Saturday we will reopen for our regular hours and to celebrate Small Business Saturday.  There will be another post soon with more information on that event, but we really hope that you will be able to stop by Saturday and help support your local craft store!

Need some new goodies?  How about some of our new arrivals:

Reverse Confetti

Concord and 9th


Monday, November 21, 2016

Tuesday Learn at Lunch

Join Angela at the Happy Stamper Tuesday, November 22 anytime from 12-2pm to learn a new coloring technique.  She will be showing you how to combine the MISTI stamp positioner along with Prismacolor pencils to achieve a vibrant colored card that gives the look of acrylic paints.  If you are looking for more ideas of ways use your MISTI as well as a chance to practice your coloring, this demo is for you!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Free Saturday Make and Take

Next week is Thanksgiving (can you believe it?) and we will be closing early the Wednesday before.  Because that will interrupt our normal make and take day, we decided to have the make and take this Saturday instead.  Please join us Saturday, November 19th anytime between 10 am and 4:30pm to make this free card using layering stamps from Impression Obsession.  You will even have a chance to play with the MISTI stamp positioner.  Card kits are also available.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Wed Free Make and Take and New Mama Elephant

Tomorrow's free make and take card is heavily technique driven.  You will learn how to combine Gelatos and baby wipes to create beautiful backgrounds that can be used for any occasion.  Stop in anytime Wednesday, November 16 from 10am-8:30pm to learn something new and to leave with a completed card to use as a thank you card or for Thanksgiving. Also, we have a new shipment from Mama Elephant.  Yippee!!!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Adapt a Background!

Join Angela this Tuesday between 12 & 2, and get your hands on something entirely new! These are the new Adapt a Background dies from Impression Obsession. They look like embossed backgrounds, except they can split apart to make totally unique frames and accents. Hard to explain with words, so stop in and see for yourself!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

New Paper!

We have new paper at the store that we think you are really going to like.  The first comes from Graphic 45 and is called Nature's Sketchbook.  It is definitely a "wow" line of paper:

We also have two new lines of paper from Blue Fern Studios.  The first is called Seaside Cottage:

The second collection is called Courtship Lane.  It is so feminine and lovely: