Thursday, September 30, 2010

it's been a while

Hi everyone,

sorry that I haven't posted lately but I have been away in Florida (no, not soaking up the sun), sitting in classes trying to learn even more about the wonderful products we all like to play with.
I took some great classes ( and a few not so great). Alot of these were stamping classes, for those who know me, I need all the help I can get. I really enjoyed creating the cards that I was taught and hope to be able to share this knowledge with you all. Also I got top take another fantastic class with Tim Holtz. His class featured the idea-ology line. All I can say is WOW. Next time you're by the store ask me to show you what I made.
While I was gone stock kept coming in. Today I have chosen to tell you about the new Dear Lizzy christmas line. Above is a picture of 3 cards made by our very own Melanie Louette. In case you didn't know, she is on the American Crafts Design Team and I found these on her blog. I loved them and wanted to share. Enjoy

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Snow Day is for the young at heart

Well Crate Paper has done it again, they have created some fun new lines. For those of you who love Crate, then you will love their new lines. For those not familiar with Crate, now is good time to get to know them. Snow Day and School Spirit are verry youthful lines but Restoration is definitely for those who like a more floral and vintage"ish" line.
These papers will appeal to everyone for different reasons. Let me know yours!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

More Christmas items

Echo Park has 2 new lines for Christmas
Fancy Pants has come in as well

Items are arriving so fast, I can barely keep track.

All in stock Core'dinations cardstock will be reduced 40% while supplies last.
We will no longer be carrying this brand of cardstock so all in stock sheets will be 40% off.
This includes,
Black Magic
Chocolate Box

Friday, September 17, 2010

Registration date announced!!!

Our e-mail just went out to announce registration for the Jennifer McGuire classes. This newsletter can be found on our website at
Registration starts Tuesday September 21st, 2010 at 10:00a.m.
Registration details are as follows:
registration can be done in person or by phone
a person can only register for one person
Class fees are to be paid in full at time of registration
classes are at a cost of $45 each or all 3 different classes for $115
cancellations received on or before October 30th will result in store credit only
cancellations received on or after October 31st will result in fees being lost.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Make 'n take Thursday is back!!!!

For those of you who remember our make'n take Thursdays' well they are back starting today September 16th. For those not familiar with it, we have a project planned and anyone can just show up between the hours of 6:30 and 8:30 pm and do one for free. Please note that the project usually takes about 15 minutes.
This week we will be making a fun dry erase board great for gift giving. We will be working with acrylic sheets, stamping with metallic staz-on and using glimmer mist as well.
Please feel free to come by the store and make one, on us!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Here are the descriptions for Jennifers classes.

Here are the descriptions for Jennifers classes. The cost per class is $45 or if you take all 3 it will be $115! The dates are November 13th and 14th. The e-mail will go out soon with these descriptions and watch for the registration date to be announced soon.

Join Jennifer McGuire from Hero Arts for a day full of inspiring classes. In each class, you will make cards - each showcasing new and exciting techniques. The classes are all very different and will each provide countless ideas and for making the most out of your inks, stamps and crafting tools. These classes are all fast-paced and fun - your crafting will never be the same.

One of the best ways to make an eye-catching
card is to use dynamite color. Join Hero Arts
artist Jennifer McGuire to
explore creative and colorful inking techniques with Hero
Arts stamps and Ranger inks. These fabulous new techniques
will certainly inspire your card making!
Please bring: scissors, dry adhesive,mini glue dots, foam adhesive and X-Acto knife.

Jennifer McGuire
The holidays are right around the corner! Join Hero Arts artist Jennifer McGuire for this fun class using the newest Hero Arts and Ranger products to create 6+ festive cards/tags while learning some addictive new techniques! You will learn MANY great ways to use stamps and inks and walk away feeling inspired! Please bring: scissors, dry adhesive,mini glue dots, foam adhesive and X-Acto knife.

Jennifer McGuire
Join Hero Arts artist Jennifer McGuire
for an all new class
full of unique card
designs (including cards that incorporate gifts), inking techniques and clever ideas will
be explored as we make 6+ cards/tags
using the newest Hero Arts and Ranger products.
Get ready to learn, feel inspired and have fun
in this fast- paced class.
Please bring: scissors, dry adhesive,mini glue dots, foam adhesive and X-Acto knife.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Vagabond!!!!!

I can't help but drool over this machine. It is just sooooo beautiful, and fun!! oh yeah it's very functional too, ooohhh but's it's soooooo nice. I have 6 on order , 1 for me and 5 more for those of you who feel the way I do for this machine.
In all seriousness though, it is an electric die cutiing machine that will cut and emboss through so many different products, obviously grungeboard and grungepaper being to of the favorites.

available September 24th

The next Scrapbook and Cards Today will be available in the store Friday, September 24th.

This magazine is free with a purchase of $25 before tax. Don't miss out on yours because when they are gone, they are gone.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Just a quick note

Hi, just a quick note for all you Spellbinders and Basic Grey lovers. They have arrived!!!!!
The spellbinders are as fun as usual and the Basic Grey is as Gorgeous as usual but it's going fast!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

so who's coming?

Well we know that I have taken classes with this person for many years.

we know that this person is female, well now I will tell you that she works with a very large stamp company called Hero Arts.

So......... If you haven't figured it out all ready.................................the person coming is..................



Just a wonderful person, with tons of talent and a huge heart!

to learn more about Jennifer please visit her blog at

and to find out more about the company she works with, Hero Arts, please visit their blog at and click on their blog link
We will be sending an e-mail this week with registration information as well as a description of all three classes being offered.
Jennifer will teach 3 different classes on Saturday and then those same 3 will be offered again on Sunday.
Keep an eye on your e-mail for more information.
I don't know about you but I am soooooooooooooo excited!!!!!!!!

OMG stampavie stamps are sooo cute

Well if you love stamps then you better get to the store quick because these adorable stamps will be grabbed up so quickly.
These are just soooo cute. and the samples are just perfect. So much coloring! So much color!
I love,love,love them
Stay tuned tomorrow for the big announcement...........

Thursday, September 9, 2010

christmas from Impression Obsession

Well these not only great cards but great stamps too!!! You will notice the beautiful design you. Thes have sold out before!!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Haunted is so stunning and Alphabet Soup is so cute!

By Anam Stubbington
By Jana Eubank
Alphabet Soup is a very cute kids line with some very adorable papers and the brads and diecuts are just too cute. Unfortunately all of the girls line has arrived and some of the boys' line is sitting at UPS waiting to be delivered on Tuesday.

By Amber Parker

By Trisha Ladouceur

This line is stunning, it is even more beautiful in person. All the black is velour. Some of the backsides are as beautiful as the fronts. There are also many patterns that could be used for much more than just halloween

Friday, September 3, 2010

My Mind's Eye is in the house

Well for all of you My Mind's Eye fans, it has arrived!!! Lost and Found is available in individual sheets and most of the embellishments. Haunted and Blackbird are available in kits. Haunted should arrive tomorrow in individual sheets. Holly Joll and I Believe are also available in kits. Alphabet Soup both boy and girl will be arriving tomorrow. We will try and get them on the shelves as quick as possible.
If you would like to preview these lines please visit

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Help Wanted

Are you looking to get your hands a little bit dirtier in your favorite hobby. Well I am looking for sample makers. Products keep arriving and we, the staff , are so busy trying to get the items out on the shelves that we never have time to make store samples. Samples show others what to do with the products and that's what we need to do.
I am looking for page makers, project makers, card makers as well as people who love to color stamped images.
So if you feel like you have a little extra time on your hands please contact me and we will sit down and talk. Please keep in mind that I will be looking for people with different styles to give us a hand for a while.