Wednesday, December 17, 2014


The children were nestled
All snug in their beds,
While visions of Milk Bones
Danced in their heads.

It's sale time!  It's time for our annual "I Hate Inventory Sale." Beginning the Sunday after Christmas, we have to count EVERYTHING in the store.  In an attempt to make our job easier, we are urging you to come in and take this merchandise off our hands. To make your job easier, we'll offer you a few incentives.  The following items will be featured:
  • 25% off all non-seasonal Peel-Offs
  • 30% off all Christmas and Fall/Thanksgiving Peel-Offs
  • 20% off all Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card 6x6 stamps
  • 1/2 off all Inky Antic clear stamps
  • 1/2 off all Honeycomb paper
  • 25% off all Marvy LePlume markers
  • 10% off Black Friday Packs from BoBunny (a $70 value now only $18.85)
  • 25% off all cling or clear stamps
  • DIES - Buy 2, get 1 of equal or lesser value at half off  (or buy 4, get 2 lesser dies at half off, etc.)


Remember that we have a Bonus Make 'N Take on Saturday, December 27th.  Below are three of the cards we'll be making that day. (The fourth card hasn't been born yet.)

Don't forget, we will be closed from Monday, December 29 through Friday, January 2 for inventory.  We will reopen on Saturday, January 3 with our January Make 'N Take.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Class Samples



Now that we've gotten through our Open House, we can concentrate on December's classes.  The Open House was a lot of fun and I think it's fair to say everyone had a great time, especially Sally Emerson, the winner of our $100 gift certificate.

This Saturday, December 6th, we will be having our normal Make 'N Take for December.  The four cards we'll be doing are below.



Back by popular demand, Tuesday December 9th is our Tag Class.  You will make 10 gift tags using some embellishments with Graphic 45 tags and papers.  These are sure to be a hit on all your packages this year.


We also have photos from the December 11th Glitter class. The projects are gorgeous, and even Pat (who is not a fan of glitter) would be excited to sign up for this class.



On Saturday, December 13, we'll be holding a Photo Folio class featuring our "Bucket List" Folio.  This would make a great Christmas present for someone who wants to keep track of those "must do" items on his or her life list.  Plan on about 4 hours for this class, but no experience is necessary. You will need 1/4" and 1/2" red line tape. All papers will be pre-cut and all other materials will be provided. If you have a bone folder, a Martha Stewart Score Board, a ruler, a pencil, or scissors, please bring them with you.  If you don't, we have some you can share.





A few words about merchandise:
  • For those who've requested it (and even for those who haven't), we've gotten in some Wink of Stella. This is a shimmer applicator in either pen or brush form.  Come in and see it in action.

  • We have gotten a shipment of clear A-2 card boxes. They can be decorated and if you fill them with an assortment of your hand-made cards, they make a wonderful gift.

  • Don't forget that we are your source for 18" doll clothing. We have clothing to fit the American Girl Dolls and Bitty Baby.

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!