Thursday, September 30, 2010

October 1

I ran across this idea and it seemed perfect to share with you all on the first day of the month! This gal challenged herself for one month, to do something creative every day.
So she made this this little binder and here are just a few peeks. Each day she used different supplies, and the theme might be completely different each day as well.....
Now I KNOW all of you have plenty of why not put together something like this??

Put those supplies to use and make something beautiful every day!!

If you are interested in seeing every one of her days here is the link...I don't know her but I am so in awe of this idea, just had to share!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Prima flowers

Remember this post from a few weeks back?? We love all this product from, butterflies, all kinds of beautiful embellishments to play with! You can click on picture to see it closer.... Well, here are a few truly amazing layouts using these products:

We just got in a shipment of black 12 x 12 frames which would be a perfect way to display works of art like this!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Page maps

Page Maps is one of the most popular books out there for layout inspiration. So we are very excited to have gotten the newly released Page Maps 2!! Just arrived today in the store and these will fly out the door. This one has all new sketches to help you design your pages + this time there is sketches for cards:

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Make & Take Saturday

We did this tag as a make and take yesterday and everyone seemed to like it so I thought I'd post it here AND we are going to do it again next Saturday (9/25) !! If you haven't ever tried heat embossing, this is a good chance to give it a try -- for free!
We started with this basic manila tag:

Next step was to stamp the leaf image with Versa Mark ink. We sprinkled the leaves in Zing clear embossing powder, tapped the excess off, and then heated it with the embossing gun.

This is what you are left with....almost looks wet after it is heat set.....

Next we used 3 different colors of Distress inks. These inks dry slowly so they are great for blending colors like this. We simply alternated colors around the edges of the tag, overlapping and blending into the middle.

As you blend the inks, you begin to get an almost watercolor effect.

Then we just stamped a sentiment.

These tags would look great on a gift bag, on the front of a card, or as a bookmark. This week we got in envelopes that fit them exactly so they can just be cards on their own! Give it a try at home or stop by the store and make one!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sign up for an awesome HERO ARTS creative card class! It's not too late to sign up for Cynthia's class on Monday, September 20th. You'll love these Christmas Card ideas.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Paper Blossoms

Mark you calendars and call to reserve your spot! Sue will be back teaching on October 2nd and you'll be creating cards with beautiful handmade flowers. It all starts with a flat punch outs using a McGill paper punch. You can take this from 9-11 or 11-1.



Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Great Impressions Stamps

The new stamps are in for the month and it's a Halloween theme. We like these 3 witches: Here's a sample of them on a card--don't you love their green faces?!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Let's hear it for the boys!

Nice to see some product in the store for the boys in our lives! First is this new Cricut cartridge: My Mind's Eye has sent us some gorgeous lines and I love the subtle color palette of this--isn't that little pennant cute. And the brads are awesome--they have all different designs, some that match the plaid paper.
And since it's football time, here's a cool paper for the big boys:

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Scrapadoodle EXTRA! EXTRA!!! READ ALL ABOUT IT!!!!
In order to accommodate all of our customers, we are offering 2 Scrapbook 101 classes this month. Join us on Sunday, Sept. 12 or Monday Sept. 13.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


We have new stamps in from Hero Arts. This flower stamp is one of our favs and here's a couple of examples of it in action:

With this shipment, we got a bunch of Christmas sets. This simple ornament stamp (at only $6.99!) is one you could use over and over--look at this beautiful card:

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Permanent Masking with Glossy Accents

Thought you guys might enjoy this video--lots of great tips in this one!