Thursday, October 31, 2013

An "Apeeling" class

Yes I know I spelled appealing wrong in the title! It's my poor attempt at a play on words as we used "Peel-Off" stickers on all three cards this week. There are so many ways to use these stickers and  there is a good selection available in the store right now, with more arriving next week. On the first card, the stickers were simply adhered to Shimmer Sheetz and cut out. This is so much prettier than it looks in the photo. On the second card, we used stardust gel pens to colour the open spaces in the sticker, and on the last card the sticker is adhered to a scrap of Bazzil Bling cardstock and added a couple of rhinestones. The sentiment stickers make these cards so quick and easy to put together. Each sheet of stickers sells for $2.50 and there are 17 assorted Christmas trees, plus stars and dots on this sheet. The Shimmer Sheetz, which are mylar, come three in a pack for $7.50 and there are so many fabulous techniques to use with them. If you haven't seen the video link I posted on the store Facebook page, be sure to check it out on You Tube. Just type in Shimmer Sheetz and you'll find lots of great ideas.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

 Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving

Friday, October 11, 2013

Jingle all the way ...

Here we go with our first ALL Christmas card class of the year! It will be time to mail those cards before we know it, and there are only five new classes scheduled before Christmas!
I used chunky glitter, Sakura gelly roll pens and Washi Tape on the first card. The cute little "Magical Snowman" is from Stampendous and I have a couple on order, so let me know if you want to purchase the stamp. Please bring your own gel pens to class if you have them,
For the second card, I used the tree stamp from Tim Holtz "Just Believe" set and the "Frostyville Frame" and "Resting Birds" dies from Memory Box. Both these dies are in stock. On the last card, I've used an older Unity stamp but I still have one in stock also. I used Cosmo Cricket paper for the background and some gorgeous metallic cardstock for the mat and punched border. The little pointsettia was created using a Memory Box die. Hope you like the cards and that you enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Don't forget the store will close at 2 pm this Saturday, as we have a lot of driving to do this weekend. I wish my family wasn't spread out so far, but I'm thankful that they are within driving distance and that we can celebrate this holiday together.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours:)


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Introducing Sizzix Framelits as Flip-its for Cardmaking

I got a shipment of these dies in last week and I have only one set left! I'll be placing another order early next week so check in with me if you want to know when they arrive ...they probably won't be around for long!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

World Card-Making Day

Even though it was a small turn-out for the card-making portion of the day, the ladies who participated managed to fill the entire table with "stuff" so perhaps it's just as well we didn't have more people sign! That being said it was a super busy day in the store and lots of customers took advantage of the great deals being offered. If you were considering ordering the Heartfelt Creations Christmas Paper collection pictured below, but weren't sure about it, check out a few of the samples below. I think we were too busy having fun to be really productive, but you really don't need to be feeling creative to  get a lot of cards done in a short space of time with these papers. You can go as simple or elaborate as you like, and the best thing of all is you don't need any special tools like punches, dies or even stamps to make stunning cards with this collection. I can still order more pads, so if you are interested, please pop in the store this week and pre pay for yours. The mailing deadline for Christmas cards will be here before we know it, so let's get busy!