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.


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Make 'N Take for October

They didn't have a ghost of a chance of changing out the decorations without my help.

We just got back from the Collins Show, a large education and trade show in Orlando, where Susan, Sharon, and Pat took classes for three days from morning 'til night. The one day we weren't busy in classes, we bought and bought and bought.  The merchandise is already starting to come in, so we'll have lots of new items to show you.

Saturday is Make 'N Take and below are the four cards we will be making.  Stop in any time between 10 and 4 and make as many of these cards as you'd like for only $2 each.



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Change in Schedule!!

Kelly has been busy getting all the die cuts ready for the next Christmas card class. Her little paws are getting tired!

We have a change in schedule to announce regarding the October 11 class.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, Susan Tierney Cockburn will not be coming to teach on that day. We know several of you have already signed up and we're sorry for the inconvenience. 


Since we now have an open Saturday on October 11, we will be offering a class in making a "Photo Folio."  Using book board and the Norland series of papers from Farmhouse, we will construct a small Christmas-themed book to hold your photos.

For this class, you will need 1/2" and 1/4" red line tape, a paper cutter that will cut 12" paper (Don't worry, we'll have quite a bit already cut for you.), scissors, a bone folder, and a Martha Stewart Score Board if you have one.  If you don't have one, you may borrow one for the few scores you'll have to make. For those of you who have seen the Plain Jane Books, this is the same concept but is much less labor intensive since it has no pages and only has a 3/4" spine. Because of the popularity of this class, we will be offering two class times - 10:00 am sharp, and 2:30 pm. Please allow 4 hours. The cost will be $25.


Don't forget the elk stencil class on October 25. Here are samples of the cards we will be making.


We've gotten quite a few new papers in this week and there are some really exciting designs.  We have some new Christmas papers from Doodlebug.

We also have a new travel line from BoBunny.

Thursday, September 18, 2014


We've worked long and hard (It's difficult to write without those thumbs.), so we'd like to present the schedule for October.  We hope you'll come and take some classes with us.

  • October 7th - TAG BOX WITH COOKIES Make this cute Halloween box out of Graphic 45 tags, then decorate it and fill it with cookies you've stamped to match. You'll learn how to stamp on cookies with edible ink.

  • October 14th - 16th - CHRISTMAS CARD CLASS - Combine die cuts with stamping to make 10 of these beautiful cards to add to your Christmas card stash.  

  • October 18th - STAMPSCAPES - Although the cards aren't quite designed yet, we will be making outdoor scenes using stamps that are designed to work together seamlessly.  You'll create a couple of designs and then you'll have an opportunity to create your own scenes using our collection of stamps.

  • October 23 - COPIC TECHNIQUES WITH FALL COLORS - Bring your fall-colored Copics and learn to color pumpkins, leaves, and autumn scenery.  You'll have lots of opportunities to practice your coloring techniques with a variety of stamps.

  • October 25 - STENCIL CLASS - We'll be using an elk stencil to create three beautiful cards using a variety of stenciling techniques.  The cards haven't been born yet, but we know you won't be disappointed.

  • October 28 - HOLLY BERRY HOUSE CHRISTMAS BOX - You'll learn to use one stamp to create a 5-sided box which you will emboss and color to create this gorgeous holiday gift box or decoration.

  • October 11 - SUSAN'S GARDEN - Susan Tierney Cockburn, a designer with Sizzix and creator of the Susan's Garden line of dies, will be joining us to teach three classes. This is her first time at the store and we'd like to give her a big welcome.  We have all taken classes from her and have enjoyed them immensely.  Her creations look so real, you'll think you're using natural materials. She will be doing the following classes:
    • 10am - 12n  - Christmas Candle Wreath - You will make a beautiful holiday candle wreath using Susan's new poinsettia and holly dies along with her pinecone die. The cost is $40 and includes all supplies and a candle.
    • 1pm - 3pm - Flower Pendant - You will be making a mini flower, placing it on a necklace base, and covering it with ice resin to give it a porcelain-like finish. All materials are supplied and the cost is $30.
    • 4pm - 6pm - Fall Candle Wreath -  This candle wreath uses the fall leaf dies and will make a beautiful autumn accent piece.  The cost of $40 includes all supplies plus the candle.
Susan is sending samples and we will post photos of them as soon as we receive them. Each class is limited to 10 students.  You can take one, two, or all three classes but we expect they will fill quickly, so call the store to make your reservations. If you have any flower-making tools (various sizes of styluses, tweezers, loops, etc.), please bring them with you. 

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.