Thursday, September 4, 2014

Make 'N Take

Don't forget Make 'N Take on Saturday, September 6th.  Drop in anytime between 10 and 4 and make as many of the following cards as you'd like.  The cost is just $2 per card.

Saturday's cards -


Don't forget the sidewalk sale starting Friday.  Come in and explore the bargains. 

"I don't get it Kelly.  Why are they selling the sidewalk?"

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sidewalk Sale

Don't forget our annual Sidewalk Sale!!  Beginning this Friday, September 5th, we will be selling many discontinued items, one-of-a-kind products, and some overstock.  Come in and get great bargains including:

  • single sheets of paper at 3 for 99 cents
  • all Jolee's at half price
  • many new and "experienced" stamps at huge discounts
  • discontinued embellishments at slashed prices
  • great deals on all Zutter products 
  • all Punch Bunch punches half off
  • much, much more
We have to make room for new merchandise, so we're pricing many items to sell.

We've been receiving new items almost daily, and we've just gotten one of the cutest paper lines we've seen in a while. It's called "Teddy Bears' Picnic" and it can be used for cards, scrapbooks and other projects.  

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

September Schedule

Here is our schedule for September.  It looks like we're going to be pretty busy.  We hope you can find some time to join us.

  • Thursday, 9/4: Join us as Nathalie Metivier from Magenta Style shows us how to make three absolutely beautiful cards using both plastic stencils and rubber stamps.


  • Friday, September 5:  We'll be starting our annual September Sidewalk Sale and will have lots of great deals available.  We have some discontinued items, some one-of-a-kind bargains, and fantastic savings on "experienced" stamps.  Stop in and add to your stash without spending a bundle.

"Do you think they'll have bones at the sidewalk sale?"

  • Plain Jane - An Eerie Tale : Wednesdays 9/10, 9/24 or Saturdays 8/23, 9/13, 9/27. Jane Jones will be teaching this haunting mini album using the Hidden Hinge system. She has included lots of flaps, pockets, and little hidden spaces.  There are still a few openings.  Scroll back through earlier blogs for photos, a list of supplies to bring, and more information.  

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - September 16, 17, 18: Christmas Card Class. Make 10 adorable cards with this whimsical diecut snowman.  There are five classes available, so one should fit into your schedule.  Wednesday class is 6:30 only.

  • Tuesday, September 23: We had so much interest in last month's stencil class that we couldn't fit everyone in.  We've decided to offer the same class again this month.  We'll be using a hot air balloon stencil to make (1) a hot air balloon (imagine that),  (2) a copper vase on black, and (3) a black vase on copper.  A very clever use of the stencil!

We have a fabulous guest artist coming! Susan Tierney Cockburn, a designer for Sizzix and the creator of the Susan's Garden line of dies, will be here on Saturday October 11th to offer two or three different classes using her dies in a variety of ways.  We will have more details soon concerning times, cost, and class content.  Plan now to spend at least part of the day with Susan.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Save the Date!

Lots of packages arriving daily!  Just got some stencils (and some dies we were out of) from Memory Box, lots of new dies from Elizabeth Craft, and some new brads from Eyelet Outlet.  

 There's been so much to share with you this week that this is my third post.  Hopefully you've seen this month's schedule of classes, you've seen photos of some of our new merchandise, and you know what tomorrow's Make 'N Take cards will look like.  Now I'd like to tell you about an opportunity you won't want to miss.  Nathalie Metivier is coming back again to do another class!!  She will be here on Thursday, September 4th to do a class at 10:30 am and again at 6:30 pm.  This time she will be making three cards using a combination of plastic stencils and stamps.  The cards are gorgeous and I'm sure you won't want to miss this.  The cost is $40 and you can either call or stop by the store to sign up.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Make 'N Take

Looking at all these new dies is hard work! I'm so tired I have to take a nap.      - Jazzy

We just got a new shipment of summer dies from Impression  Obsession, and we're really excited.  There are lots of beachy, nautical type dies and they're really cute.  They just came in yesterday and we've sold quite a few already.

Saturday is our monthly Make 'N Take and we have four great cards for you.  Drop in anytime between 10 and 4 and make as many or as few of these as you like.  Only $2 for each card you make.  (And while you're here, you can check out our new dies.)


Tuesday, July 29, 2014


It appears that although I posted information about some of the upcoming classes, I neglected to actually put the calendar on.  I will remedy that right now and even add some photos of samples from those classes.

SUSAN'S GARDEN - We will be making a beautiful, lifelike hydrangea and building a box to put it on.  This would make a lovely gift or just a place to keep your treasures.

STENCIL CLASS -  Who says you have to make a hot air balloon with a hot air balloon stencil?  Turn it upside down and - voila - a vase!  These are the cards for the August stencil class.


Guess who had a birthday?  Kelly was two years old on Friday (July 25) and celebrated with her friends here at the store.  

Thursday, July 24, 2014


(This picture is for Linda who says Jazzy needs more BLOG time.)

We have the August schedule ready for you and it looks like lots of great classes.  Now for the details.

  • Aug. 6 - Stencil class.  We will show you more than one way to use a stencil.  We will be using the hot air balloon stencil to make three cards, one of which is actually a hot air balloon.
  • Aug. 9 - Susan's Garden.  Come make three-dimensional flowers that seem to bloom before your eyes.  Using paper and some basic tools, you'll make flowers that look incredibly real.  They can be used in all sorts of ways including cards and scrapbook pages.
  • Aug. 16 - Plain Jane Travel Portfolio - This beautiful portfolio is a great place to keep all your trip photos and mementos, and it's fun to make. You'll be using the new "Come Away with Me" papers from Graphic 45 to construct all sorts of pages, pockets, and tags to enhance your Tim Holtz portfolio.  You'll need to bring your normal class kit (scissors, bone folder, lots of tape, ruler, pencil, etc.) as well as a paper cutter that will cut 12" paper, and 1/4" red line tape.  The class is from 10 to 5 with a short break for lunch, so you can bring a brown bag lunch or we can pick up an order of pizza, sandwiches, or salads for you.
  • Plain Jane Halloween Book - We are ready to start the next round of Hidden Hinge Book classes, and this one is a doozy.  Making this book is a complex process and takes quite a bit of time and patience, but as the former book class students can tell you, it is also very addictive.  This book uses the Graphic 45 "Eerie Tale" paper collection and looks like an antique book of magic spells.  It will be a lot of fun to make.  We are offering your choice of classes,  either three Saturday mornings, three Saturday afternoons or two all-day Wednesday classes.  The Saturday classes will be held on August 23, September 13, and September 27, either 9 to 1 or 2 to 6.  Wednesday classes will be from 10 am to 6 pm on September 10th and 24th. The cost for these classes includes a $75 class fee and $75 (plus tax) to cover all papers, hardware, and other materials for a total of $154.76.  You will need your usual class kit as well as your Martha Stewart Score Board, a paper cutter that will cut 12" paper, a ruler, pencil, LOTS of tape, 1/4 and 1/2" red line tape, foam ink blending tool, and a 3/4 to 1" soft bristle or foam brush for spreading Mod Podge.

  • August 26 - Z Fold Cards -In this class you'll be making cards using  three different shapes of precut Z fold cards from The Paper Cut.  These are really easy cards to make but they look as if you've worked all day.  The possibilities here are endless.