Monday, July 28, 2014


I haven't ordered many so far but the new holiday dies from Memory Box are so beautiful, it was hard to resist pre-ordering a few. I have more on back order but these will probably disappear fast. More new designs from Memory Box and Impression Obsession are waiting for their new homes ... come and get 'em!

Monday, July 21, 2014

25% off sale.

It's time for another sale.How about 25% off all regular priced paper pads and kits, Spellbinder dies, Sizzix dies and all punches? You can also buy 3 Memento markers and get the fourth for free and/or buy three Sew Easy cartridges and get the fourth for free. While quantities last so shop early for best selection!

Sale ends at 6 pm on Friday July 25th!

Not my usual style!

This is NOT a class card ladies. I just wanted to share the card I made for friends who got married at their annual backyard party a couple of weeks ago, without letting any of their guests know ahead of time. Wouldn't you know, we missed it! Anyway here's the card I made for them. A record amount of die cutting and fussy cutting for me, but it was fun to do ...!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Cut it out!

In next week's class we'll be stamping an image and then cutting it apart. I'm still trying to decide whether to use the same technique for the third card. Hopefully get the third card uploaded before Wednesday for a change. Have a wonderful weekend:)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Open this Saturday!

The shop is open Saturday July 12th from Noon till 4 pm. There will be six people here (plus the instructor) for a mini album class, so please park on the street and watch out for little ones on bikes etc. It will also be the last day for our Christmas in July sale, so be sure to check it out today or tomorrow. 20% off Christmas paper, stamps, dies etc. Still a good selection available!

Tim Holtz & Stampers Anonymous

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Old friends, new friends.

As soon as I saw these stamps I knew I had to have them. I made cards using this set for three very special friends and then decided they would make a cute class card too!

  The pink card was inspired by a very similar one I saw on-line. I rarely copy cards but this one is pretty close to the original.
  I discovered a new technique for creating an interesting background recently. You simply scrunch a piece of waxed paper into a ball, dab it onto a Versamark ink pad and lightly "pounce" it over your cardstock. Then sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat emboss. Once the embossing has cooled, you can sponge inks over top and the embossing "resists" the ink, creating a very pretty background piece. I used Squeezed Lemonade and Ripe Persimmon distress inks here. The sentiment is a peel off sticker and the black pearls were made with a Viva pearl pen. I tried this "resist" technique with copper embossing powder on black cardstock which gives a very dramatic effect.

 We had fun making these cards this week in class. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Christmas in July!

Heads Up.  "Christmas in July" sale starts tomorrow featuring stamps, dies, embellishments and patterned paper at 20% off the marked price. If you buy a $50 gift card (to be used when all the new Christmas dies arrive) you can get 25% off any in stock Christmas products! I believe Memory Box will be showing sneak peeks of the new Christmas dies starting today .... I've already seen them and they are to "die" for!