Monday, March 31, 2014

3 Butterfly cards

I made all 3 cards for this week's class with black peel off stickers. The first two are painted with Dylusions inks and the last one was made from the leftover pieces after the outline sticker is removed from the backing sheet. The easiest way to do this is with a sheet of transfer paper and a bone folder or something you can use to burnish with ...a table knife handle would work as long as you apply enough pressure. 
I wish it was warm enough to see a real butterfly today, but at least it's beautiful and sunny ... I even have the window open and I can hear the birds chirping! Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Shortest spring ever!

I hope everyone enjoyed the one day of spring like weather yesterday because we are back to snow-maggedon today ...YUCK! I suggested that everyone stay home this morning  rather than risk the roads coming to card class and I think everyone was happy to postpone till next Wednesday.
I've had a lovely few days with my daughter Andrea who drove from Kitchener on Saturday for a short visit. Thanks heavens she was driving back yesterday ... I would have been sick with worry if she had been driving on the 401 today! Anyway, my card samples are done, but I didn't get around to photographing them until this morning. The good thing is that now class has been postponed, everyone is seeing them a week ahead of time, so I'm actually early for a change!
Stay warm and safe today!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A sunny day and new goodies!

Just look at these fab newly arrived products ... this is just a peek!  I've been ordering like crazy since mid January and the shop is just bursting with gorgeous new product lines ... not to mention all the great deals in the bargain bins. So what are you waiting for? The sun is shining the birds are singing and spring is just around the corner, no matter what the weather man/woman is saying!
It's a perfect day for a drive out to 851 Lawndale and I'd love to see you .....

Monday, March 3, 2014

March mark-down madness!

This winter has had many of us going a little stir-crazy (especially me!) and so I thought I should shake things up a bit and clear out some of the patterned papers that have been around for a while. I've just finished emptying over 50 shelves and everything went into a sale bin on the counter. Some of the patterns have only one or two sheets of each, some have 10 or more. Here's the deal: Buy 10 sheets (or more) and they will be marked down to .50 cents each. Buy fewer than 10 and they will be .75 cents each. Most of them are double sided so there's a great variety of patterns. At this price, you can have a lot of fun with die-cutting, making flowers, mixed media and fussy-cutting elements from a page. Use your imagination ....$5 can go a long way. To make this deal even sweeter, anyone who buys 10 or more sheets will get a ballot for a chance to win a free card-making class. The draw will take place on March 31st. Shop early for the best selection!