Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Store Hours

Just a quick heads up regarding the hours we'll be open over the Christmas holidays. We will close at 4 pm on Christmas Eve and open again on Monday December 28th at 10 am till 6 pm. Our very first year-end sale starts on the 28th and you'll find some great bargains with 30% off all Christmas paper and Christmas embellishments (stickers, ribbon, brads, rub-ons.) 25% off all kits, and 20% off all albums. The sale ends at 4 pm on Thursday December 31st when we close for New Year's Eve. We will be closed January 1st (of course!) Beginning on Saturday January 2nd 2010, the store will close each day at 5:00 instead of 6:00 p.m. The other big change for the new year will be a daytime class on Mondays! The store will remain closed on Mondays but I will be offering a class from 1 to 3 pm as there have been several requests for daytime classes. I hope to have the January class list posted by December 29th so stay tuned for more info to come. Classes will not begin until the second week of January, but there will be a Friday night crop on January 8th so be sure to sign up and start the new year off with a fun Friday night of cropping with friends. Don't forget you can also drop in anytime we're open to do some scrapbooking on your own (or with friends) for just $5 and you don't even need to book a spot (although it's a good idea to give a quick call before you head out with all your gear....just in case there is stampede of scrapbookers descending on the Cafe LOL)!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Cafe Treats

It's been a very busy week and believe it or not I bought my first Christmas gift today! I have no idea when I'll get the rest done but at least I've finally made a start! Here are a few goodies we've been making in classes lately. I made a few different types of teabag holders. They are also good for holding two of the after dinner mint - type chocolates. I really like the one with the golden ornament on the front. I used gold mirri cardstock with a Cuttlebug die/embossing folder. These would make lovely place settings at the Christmas dinner table don't you think? The tall brown/red striped one holds a package of hot chocolate mix or a chocolate bar which "magically" appears when you pull up on the bow. The origami tree card looks a little complicated but is actually quite simple to make. I used Christmas Magic paper from Fancy far my favourite Christmas paper this year. Finally, the little pocket card is great for a holiday party invitation or a gift card holder. It fits into a standard A2 envelope. I used more Eskimo Kisses paper for this one and one of the teabag holders and I think they look quite festive. Hope you're all way farther ahead with your Christmas preparations than I am. Thanks for stopping in and have a great week.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Here we go again...apologies for the lack of postings! I don't know where the time goes, but this week has certainly flown by in a hurry. Lots of people have been stocking up on adhesive to finish their Christmas cards! I wish I could say I was anywhere close to being done mine, but.......!
It's been a great week at the Cafe with people spending time in the store working on Christmas cards and our fabulous mini album class with Heather last Wednesday.
We had a great group of gals for the class, and everyone did a fine job with their album, even though we ran a bit overtime with all that inking!! Due to the popularity of the class, I will be offering it again this coming Monday evening, but it's already full, so if you are interested in taking the class, leave me your name, phone, e-mail etc. and we'll see about doing a repeat in the new year.
On Wednesday, we'll be making two special Christmas cards... an origami tree card and a pocket card, plus a treat holder and a teabag holder...all for $20 and you'll have some lovely stickers left over to add to your Christmas projects. Only 6 spaces are available so book your spot ASAP. In the meantime, here's a peek at a few Christmas cards I've found time to put together so I just need time to write them out and get them in the mail!!!!