Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Black Friday

New merchandise is arriving every day.  I just opened a package with some back-ordered merchandise. This is such hard work this time of year.

Don't forget our Black Friday Specials this Friday, 11/28.  We have BoBunny packages that contain $70 worth of paper and embellishments for $20.95. There are two versions:  one contains papers from various holidays and one contains all-occasion non-holiday papers. 

All styles of Kaiser Craft Advent boxes are on sale also.  It's not too late to put one together for someone on your Christmas list.

Petaloo has sent us a nice selection of realistic paper and fabric flowers and we'll pass the savings on to you.

We have more bargains for you too.  Just stop in anytime beginning Friday.  We'll be opening early - - - - 9:59am.

     Just part of our Black Friday display.  We're ready for you!

Friday, November 21, 2014

December Schedule

It's that time of year again! The time when the holidays seem to run together and when we know we'd be ready for Christmas if only it came in February.  

Do you need a last-minute gift?  Would you like a special holiday card?  Could you use some hand-made gift tags?
If so, you might be interested in one of our December classes. Below is the schedule.

  • Dec. 4 - The Stockings are Hung - You will be using a plastic stencil and some Petaloo flowers to embellish a canvas stocking in time for Christmas.  The results are stunning.

  • Dec. 9 - Tag Class - Make 10 gift tags for your holiday gift-giving using a variety of techniques.  Your friends and family won't want to throw these tags away!
  • Dec. 11 - Glitter Class - 'Tis the season to twinkle.  For those of you who've been begging for a glitter class, this is it!  Make three all-occasion cards using glitter and glitter techniques.
  • Dec. 13 - "Bucket List" Photo Folio - Make this foto folio to keep track of your Bucket List and to document with pictures those items you've checked off. You'll make the entire folio, from chipboard to finished product, in about 4 hours, and you'll have a place to record those top items on your "must see and do" list.
  • Dec. 27 - Bonus Make 'N Take - We're throwing in an extra Make 'N Take for those of you looking for a post-holiday creative outlet. Bring along those out-of-town guests and join us as we supply the ingredients to make 4 cards.  Make as many as you'd like for only $2 a card. Drop in anytime between 10 and 4.

I Hate Inventory Sale - Stop in between Dec. 18th and 27th for our annual sale. There will be bargains that are sure to please, all in an effort to reduce our inventory before we have to count everything.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at the Stamp & Scrap Nest.                     
                                                        Susan, Sharon, Sydnie,
                                                        Carol, Pat, Jazzy, and

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

My Bad!

Somehow, through all the excitement of posting pictures yesterday, I forgot to post a new and improved photo of the candle ring.  So, if you can stand getting a new posting two days in a row, here is the project for the candle ring class.

We have samples for the Plastic Stencil class on November 20.  We will be using inks and a different type of stencil paste on various surfaces to create three projects which are pictured below. Since the morning class is almost full and we have a limited number of stencils, there will not be an evening class.


This is the project I made in my last class.  I hope you have as much fun in your class.    

Monday, November 10, 2014

Samples, samples, samples

We're ready to start our Christmas shopping.  How about you?  Have you made your cards yet?  We're having a little problem with the card making (that thumb thing again), but we're looking to buy our holiday treats. 

This Saturday is our "The Stockings are Hung" class. In this class you'll be making a gorgeous canvas stocking with silver and gold stenciled detail and floral embellishments from Petaloo.  The stocking is not hard to make and you'll have a keepsake that you can use for years. The class is at 10:30 am and costs only $20 for all supplies.  To register for the class, call the store (860-658-9023).

On Tuesday, November 18th, we will be holding a "Poinsetta Candle Ring" class.  I posted a photo on an earlier blog, but it turns out that Susan wasn't finished with it yet and now it looks even better.  We will be using Sizzix dies from Susan's Garden and Ranger to make red and white poinsettias and green foliage which will be attached to a ring.  All you need to add is your own candle and you have a great centerpiece for your holiday table.  You can sign up for the class at either 10:30 am or 6:30 pm.  All supplies will be provided for a fee of $20. Call the store (860-658-9023) to register.  Don't forget that if you pay for a class ahead of time, you will receive a 10% discount on anything you purchase on the day of the class.

We have been receiving all sorts of new papers and other merchandise lately.  Drop by to see the new Altitude collection from BoBunny, the Winterland line from Moxxie, and the Warm & Cozy collection from Carta Bella. All three of these paper lines feature winter themes and have been flying out of here. Stop and get yours before they're gone.

Don't forget our holiday open house on Sunday, November 23. Fun, games, food, and goodie bags for the first 25 people. It all happens at 1:30! Be there or be square!

Friday, October 31, 2014

New Photos

Happy Halloween from the Hot Dog and the reluctant Bumble Bee.

In our haste to publish the November calendar, we forgot to list the Double Page Scrapbook Layout Class.  It features a fall theme and will be held at 2:00 on Wednesday, November 12th. We don't want our scrapbook regulars to think we forgot you.

I promised you photos of the Plain Jane Christmas book, and here they are. The book is absolutely wonderful and the pictures don't do it justice.

Our November 18th Poinsettia Candle Ring class promises to be a lot of fun, and below is a picture of the finished product.  It would make a lovely centerpiece on any holiday table. (Candle not included.)

With Christmas coming up, many of you have expressed an interest in making an advent calendar.  We've got kits for several wooden advent "structures", including a tree shape, a square frame shape, and a small house.  Below are pictures of the "Advent House" as assembled by Susan using a Kaiser Craft kit and accompanying papers.  The roof can be made to lift up and the pieces in the attic are NOT part of the kit.

New merchandise has just come in and I know there will be more pictures to post. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

November Schedule

We've been pulling our hair out trying to get the November schedule ready!  We've finally all been here on the same day and can agree on a calendar to publish.  So, for those who have been patiently asking......here it is!

Plain Jane Christmas Book - 11/5 & 11/19 or 11/8, 11/22, and 12/13.  Jane has produced yet another spectacular hidden hinge book and will be teaching this book on two full-day Wednesday classes or three four-hour Saturday classes. There are still spots left for the Saturday classes. Stop in and see the book or call for details. (The book will be back in the store tomorrow and I will post photos then.)

Intro to Copic - 11/6.  For those of you who have never used Copic Markers before and want to know what all the fuss is about, join us for this introductory class.  You'll learn what the numbers and letters mean, how to refill them, and most importantly, how to color and blend with them.  The $40 fee covers your class as well as the 5 markers you will be using and will take home with you.

Christmas Card Class-  11/11, 11/12, 11/13  It doesn't seem possible, but we'll be holding our last Christmas Card Class of the season this month. Make 10 cards with the design below.

The Stockings Are Hung- 11/15.  In this class, you'll get a canvas stocking which you'll decorate with stencils, Petaloo flowers, and embellishments. Pictures will be available when the rest of the order arrives.

Susan's Garden Poinsettia Candle Ring -  11/18.  By sculpting die-cut poinsettias and die-cut greenery, you can create a gorgeous candle ring for a pillar candle.  This ring would make a beautiful centerpiece for your holiday table or a lovely gift.  Pictures will be posted when they become available (That means when Susan finishes making the sample.).

Plastic Stencils -  11/20.  They're the latest rage! See what everyone's doing with plastic stencils these days.  Learn new techniques for using inks and special pastes in order to create backgrounds for cards, scrapbook pages, and art journals.

All About Tags -  We will be having a special Make 'N Take on Saturday 11/29, and the focus will be on tags.  Join us any time between 10 and 4 and we will have all the makings for several holiday tags.  For those who have been asking, we will still have a tag class in December, but these tags will be different and can be done on a drop-in basis. Kill two birds with one stone and make some tags when you stop by to see our Black Friday bargains.

Black Friday - We have been able to take advantage of some specials from BoBunny and other vendors and will pass the savings on to you.  Starting on Friday 11/28, we will have some paper packs, 6x6 pads, card kits, and other merchandise at bargain prices. Items will remain on sale as long as they last, but judging from past experience, that won't be long. Stop in, stock up, and save big!

Holiday Open House - Our annual Holiday Open House will be on Sunday, November 23 this year. We'll show you lots of new merchandise and give you a chance to create a "Wish List". We'll have goodie bags, snacks, games and prizes. This event has been very well attended in the past and we know space is an issue, so PLEASE, while we look forward to sharing this time with you, our loyal customers, this is not the time to introduce your friends and family to our products.

This Saturday's Make 'N Take cards are pictured below.  Drop in any time between 10 and 4 and make any of these cards for only $2 a card.


Friday, October 3, 2014

A Sale Just for You

We don't have room for any more dies!


We are having a sale just for you, our faithful blog followers. This sale will not be advertised in the store but you will know about it from reading our posts.  All Memory Box foliage and flower dies will be 30% off for 12 days only, from October 4th through the 16th. Help us make room for new dies!!


We had a really great time at the Collins Show in Orlando! We took classes with some of the best in the business and we're just full of ideas and new techniques to share with you. Watch for future class listings as the merchandise we ordered starts to come in.

Susan and Pat with Kittie Caracciolo, designer with Impression Obsession and creator of the blog "Kittie Kraft", which showcases some of her beautiful cards using Impression Obsession dies.


Els and Karen Burniston from Elizabeth Craft Designs help show off large copies of  their five critter dies, including the two newest - Dutch the Fox and Honey the Bear.


The Stencil Class on October 25th featuring the elk stencil has filled so we have now opened up a 2:00 class for those who wish to join us then.


We have photos from more of the upcoming October classes.
The 4 cards below are from the "Copic Techniques with Fall Colors" class on October 23rd.



In the "Stampscapes" class on October 18th, we will be making the two cards below and you will then have an opportunity to try out different stamps and ink combinations.