Saturday, December 14, 2013

'bye 'bye Main Street!

In just over three hours I'll put the closed sign up for the last time here at 25 Main Street West. My stamps punches and dies are all packed up and you can actually see the top of my white desk (that's a first!) The big table, however, is full of bargains waiting to be snapped up at 40% off! I'm here until 3 pm and then we start loading the truck, so bundle up, brush the snow off your vehicle and come for a last look around. If you're like me and haven't finished your Christmas cards yet, you may want to stock up on adhesive, 'cos I won't be open again until January 6th next year!
Thanks to everyone for all the well wishes. I'm looking forward to welcoming you to my "new place" and I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy new year.


Friday, December 6, 2013

Last class of 2013

Well folks, here are two of the cards we'll make for next week's class, which is the last one of the year and also the last in this building. The first class of 2014 will be on Wednesday January 8th, which sounds really far away, but considering everything I have to get done between now and then, will probably arrive a bit sooner than I want it to ... lol!
I had fun making the snow globe card and will have a few suggestions for improvement on my sample card when we do the class. We'll be using chalk pastels for this class, so if you happen to have any of your own, bring them along. You'll also need a white gel pen. I think you'll love the "glowing lights" technique I used for the Christmas lights ... it's so easy and the effect is very pretty. I haven't made a third card yet as I'm still playing around with a couple of ideas. It will be class card number 73 for this year so I'm having a hard time narrowing down the ideas that are bouncing around in my poor little brain:)
Only 6 more days here on Main St. I'll miss my little store but I'm very excited to be opening up at home.
As soon as the rooms start looking something like a store and a classroom - although maybe I should call it the "playroom" - I'll post some photos. Wish me luck with all the packing and moving ... I think I'm going to need it! If you have a chance to stop in next Friday or Saturday, there should be some good bargains on the table,  ( less to pack is good right?)
Hope to see you soon!