Thursday, September 29, 2011

Letter Stickers

Many paper lines come with coordinating letter sticker sheets. Here is an example of a new one from Bella Boulevard. This one comes with all kinds of tabs, stickers, borders PLUS a really cool alphabet.I saw this layout on their blog and just loved what Megan did with the alphabet. Just a simple strip of paper + the letter stickers makes for a really cool title treatment. Plus the font style is so fresh and fun, don't you think?

Stamp coupon!

Hope you've checked your there for 30% off any stamp, your choice!!
Lots of new ones in, these are 2 of my favorites....

Glittery trees

Wanted to share with you a card Carla made with these:Of course, looks much prettier in person--hard to capture the glitter here. Such a simple stamp with knock out results!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Back to School

So those pictures you took on the first day of school....did you get those scrapped yet?
Well good!
We have in TONS of new school don't worry, you can create those first day of school layouts with all new product.....

Saturday, September 24, 2011


A few weeks ago I posted this fabulous birthday frame that Christy made:Well we still have some of the frames so when I stumbled across this I figured I had to share!
Just paint the wooden frame any color and pull out all your scraps--what a quick easy way to
A. Welcome people to your house
B. Use up some of your paper scraps
C. Use up some of those leftover alphabet stickers
D. Make something really cute!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Hero + Sizzix

After I posted about our new arrivals from Hero Arts and Sizzix, I ran across this video on Jennifer McGuire's blog. It explains these much better than I did!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sizzix meets Hero Arts

This is a totally cool new idea by 2 or our favorite companies. Take Hero Arts stamps and team them with Sizzix and you get TWO new ways to create.With these sets, you get a stamp and a coordinating embossing folder. So once you've stamped the image, you can line it up with the matching embossing folder to get it some amazing texture.

With these sets, you get a stamp with coordinating dies. So for example on this one, once you've stamped the bike, you can then die cut it by running it through your Sizzix or Cuttlebug machine using the matching die. Sure beats hand cutting out those stamped images!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Altered Art Page

Want something gorgeous to display a special page? Carrie created this work of art with new Prima paper and lots of flowers. You must see this in person! Join her on September 27th to make your own. Perfect to hang on the wall of your office, scrapbook room or anywhere!

Shari Carroll: October 8

As I'm sure you've heard, we are THRILLED to have Shari Carroll coming to our store to teach 2 workshops. Shari is a designer for Hero Arts stamps and she's bringing her amazing style right here to Peoria! Spots are filling fast so call soon to get yours. If you are not familiar with Shari, check out her blog:

I make it a point to stop there regularly for inspiration. Plus she does some nice videos showing her techniques. Plus she makes fabulous cards like these:

Monday, September 12, 2011

Retreat Weekend

Another great Retreat weekend is over. Thanks to Carrie for all her time organizing this event again and thanks to all who attended. I love to walk around the tables and just watch what is being created---here's a peek at some of the things that were done all around the room this weekend:

Thursday, September 8, 2011

For the musicians out there.....

Queen and Co. arrived yesterday and this will be of interest to alot of you.
Music themed paper, ribbon, felt borders, bling stickers AND music note brads. So many opportunities for these:
Dance Recitals
Happy Birthday cards

Need to stock up on this stuff!!

Later Alligator

Our Carla makes some of the most amazing cards you'll ever see. Here's one I really wanted to share with you. Using this die:
She made this guy:
It is particularly amazing in person--she cut him out twice and used lots of pop dots to give his body some real dimension...hope you can tell from this close-up:
This is a card you'd keep forever that's for sure.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Great Impressions Stamps

New board is here and all the stamps to go with. Halloween is the name of the game this time (hard to believe but it will be here soon!)Here's a close-up of some of them. Witches, cute little owls, and a really cool grungy background stamp that you'll use for all kinds of projects. As always, but one stamp, get the Stamp of the Month HALF OFF !!

For the Glitter Lovers out there~

New kitchen line in from Best Creations. Really pretty papers that have a touch of glitter. I know many of you LOVE your glitter! These would be wonderful for pages of you and your kids baking or maybe of your grandma in the kitchen?