Sunday, January 29, 2012

Jewelry and Sizzix??

This is a REALLY exiting new offering here at the store. Come learn how to make jewelry using Vintaj metal and the Sizzix Big Shot machine. If you've embossed paper using embossing folders, this is the same idea. Instead of paper though, you'll use small pieces of metal. Throw in some alchohol inks and sanding and you'll leave with a beautiful necklace! Nice to get some extra use out of that Big Shot right?

Class is Thursday, February 23rd from 6-8. Call early to reserve your spot--we think this one is going to fill up fast!

Valentine's Day Gift

I posted this idea down below and liked it so much, I decided to make one. What a great gift to give to someone you love. Just a picture of you and your loved one, or maybe one of your family -- so nice to hang on the wall. We have the frames at the store and of course tons of letter stickers to make this your own style/colors.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What I'm excited about!

Today we start a new feature on the blog where members of our team tell what they excited about in the store.
Carrie kicks it off----- here she is with the We R Memory albums. Why does she love them??

First, look at all the colors they come in. So pretty sitting on your shelf....everyone will be attracted to them and want to look through them.
She also loves that you can buy all different refill configurations. Of course the typical 12 x 12 layout type, but also divided pocket pages. Some you can just slip in your 4 x 6 pictures and use it as a hybrid scrapbook/photo album.

Carrie will be showing exactly how to use these THIS SUNDAY with the first in her series of calendar classes. She'll use these albums and the Simple Stories line of paper. Make a 2 page layout each month and at the end of the year, you'll have a priceless record of what went on in 2012!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Spring Fling and Easter Things

I wanted to share a couple samples made using Bella Blvd's, Spring Fling and Easter Things papers.
This new line of Spring papers is bright, cheerful and so fun.  I snipped out 2 bunnies from the paper and layered with Pop Dots.

The cards are cut with the new Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies and the Big Shot.  These are wonderful dies
and cut like butter!  I did use a thin shim to cut through the double layer of the card.  Came out perfectly.

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So all ya need is the Spring Fling and Easter Things Papers, some cardstock, a little round punch,
the Square Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies in Scallop Squares and Lace Squares, the Big Shot and a few clear gems for your flower centers.

We have lots of Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies in many shapes.  All would make wonderful shaped cards for your A-2/Invitation size envelopes.  Stop in to see these cute samples. 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Valentine's Day Dress Form

Carrie and I have been long time fans of the Tim Holtz Sizzix dress form die. So I decided to revisit this cool die for the upcoming holiday:
I cut the dress form out of plain black cardstock and then embossed with an embossing folder it to give it some texture, then added a tulle skirt and a bit of ribbon for the sash.

The red hearts are a Hero Arts stamp that I heat embossed with black embossing powder and then just cut around the image.

This card will fit in a regular #10 business size envelope. I like that size because:
#10's are easy to find,
they require no extra postage, and they give you more room to play with!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Happy Faces from our Retreat

Thank you to all who came to last weekend's Retreat. Lots of fun, lots of creative talent going on here!
And even some 4 legged friends joined in:

Our best pajama, best slipper winners, Kayla & Tammy!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Test Post, to be deleted

Just testing picture sizes...

Monday, January 16, 2012


Christy is at it again with a cool little project that is perfect for the new year.....
She used the Simple Stories paper line to create this awesome birthday calendar.
We are big fans of this paper line!

Each month has a pull out tag so you can write each person's name/date/age, etc.

Here's a side view:

Her sample is on the front counter if you'd like to see in person and we've got a really great selection of the papers to choose from:

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A very simple gift

Valentine's Day is a month away and here's a simple but super cute idea to give someone you love.
Use alphabet stickers or cut letters from your Cricut/Silhouette.
In a matter of minutes, you've got it done and they will think you are brilliant!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Cards

Linda McBroom will be teaching a card class using Memory Box dies. The cards are just stunning:

Class is Tuesday Jan. 24 from 5:30 - 8.

Give us a call at 691-5152 to reserve your spot!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sew Easy Organization

Lots of you are collecting all the heads for the Sew Easy tool and I thought this was a great idea.
Save the back of the packaging!!
On the back of each, there are several ways to use each head and that comes in so handy! So keep them on a ring for easy reference--simple and smart!

A few updates for you…

We have the Customer Gallery all ready to go.  You will make your own album, titled with your name,  within each category.  Click on the Customer Gallery tab and follow the directions there.  Then when you are ready to upload later, you are all ready to go.  We can't wait to see your creations.

Some of our creations have been uploaded to our Gallery.  Click on the tab and then select your interest for inspiration.  Lots more photo's to come, past and present.

The Class calendar is on the blog, twice.  *smile*  Trying to determine which one to go with.  Leave me a comment with you choice.  Yesterday, I think Blogger was having some issues, so if it isn't loading today, I'll be trying to fix it.  I didn't have my copy of the calendar, so the cost of classes isn't on this one.  But, I promise they will be for February. 

While you're commenting, let me know what kind of tutorials, tips and techniques you'd like to see.  I have a few, I just need to proof read and touch up.  Remember to email me your blog or online gallery addy so we can add it to our Customers Blog Section.

Have an awesome day!!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


We have a new line in from Doodlebug--lots of pretty pinks and reds. Several different choices in matching baker's twine which is all the rage right now and LOTS of other embellishments.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Pen nibs

These Tim Holtz pen nibs have been in for awhile and needed to be shown off! I thought they really went well with this new line from My Mind's Eye. The line is called Kraft Fun Day and we've got a HUGE section of it.

I just used a couple of the nibs and adhered them with glossy accents. Easy! All the papers, buttons banners, etc. are from Kraft Fun Day. The only exception is the title. Real Life Documented is cut from a sheet of Simple Stories paper.