Sunday, September 26, 2010

Spiderweb Die

In the mood for some Halloween fun yet? Well, this card is definitely fun- just wait till you see the inside! But before I show you the inside, let me introduce Halloween Birgitta from CC's August Release. She's so bewitching yah? For the sentiment, I cut out a pumpkin from my nesties and used my copics to add some shading for dimension. Then I stamped You're Bewitching using a stamp from the CC's designs Autumn Sentiments set. Framed it with my MS Web punch- I love that punch set!

OK- here's what you've been waiting for... Neat-o yah? The spiderweb was made using a Sizzix die and comes with the spider. All you have to do is attach one end with a brad, adhere the center of the web with a glue dot, close the card and wherever the center sticks to on the other side is where you attach the other brad! I added more spiderwebs to fill the space, but the focal point is definitely the 3-D web.

  • Spiderweb and spider die- Sizzix
  • Spiderweb punches- MS Crafts
  • Brads- Making Memories
  • Halloween Birgitta- CC's Designs
  • You're Bewitching- CC's Designs
  • Pumpkin Nesties- Spellbinders
  • Cardstock- Bazzil

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Boo Yah!

I couldn't resist using that title in this post... it makes me laugh everytime I see that ghost! Wanted to feature these cute images by Bo-Bunny that will make your Halloween crafting projects a breeze. They come 12 on one sheet that you can just cut out and they are ready to use! Perfect for Halloween treats to give to your kids friends, co-workers, or other ghosts and witches out there.

Used the mini tote bag and substituted the spiderweb punch for the handle again. Love this look for Halloween projects. After making the bags, just needed to trim down each character to fit the bag and then I was done! Made these three bags pretty quickly and the great news is you can stretch your dollars by just putting one image on each bag. I put one on the front and one on the back to feature more of the characters, but you could easily just use one per bag and the recipient would be happy.. Now I just gotta fill them up with treats!

Here's the bags up close...

  • DP- Bo Bunny
  • Cardstock- Bazzil
  • Spiderweb punch- MS Crafts
  • Brads- Making Memories

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

New Stuff!!

Wowee! What a weekend! The Fall Clearance Sale was a success and we got in a HUGE order! If you sold items at the sale, please stop by to collect your money and pick up your unsold items. Thanks!

Now for the good stuff....

New Spellbinders are here!!! Have you been waiting for these??? Love me some lacey circles and lacey squares!

And new EK Success punches! These are much larger than they look. Great if you need larger accents.

And the new pop up rose die is finally here! This die makes it oh so easy to make those 3-D roses.

And more BLING! We got in some more Kaisercraft gems in more colors than ever!

Here's some of the new CC's that have arrived. Lots of fall/Halloween themed items for your seasonal projects.

And lots and lots of paper! Too many to show you here. Gotta see all the new patterns that have arrived- including lots of Christmas/Winter papers! Oh yah, in case you have been waiting for more copics, we are well stocked now, so stop on in for best selection. Hmmm... what else? I know Scor-Tape refills came in, also some Diamond Glaze, Martha Stewart Halloween punches, and lots of cardstock colors are back in stock.

Phew! Now you know why Michele is so tired? hee hee. Hope to see you in the shop soon!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Forgot to add...

Just one more in store special to tell you about for the Fall Clearance Sale on Saturday... all red tagged items will be buy 1 get 1 free! More markdowns have been made, so you'll want to check out the new selection of red tagged items. Free item is of equal or lesser value, but that is still a steal of a deal! You won't want to miss out on all the savings. Sale is from 10:00am-2:00pm, so be sure to stop by.

Fall Clearance Sale Reminder and In Store Specials

Are you ready for tomorrow's Fall Clearance Sale? Well, make sure you bring enough cash and a shopping bag if you have one- oh yah, wear comfortable shoes too! You are bound to find some great deals including rubber stamps, stamp sets, paper, dies, tools, punches, and more!

Don't forget, we will also have some great in store specials for the sale day only...

  • All Paper Packs- Buy 2 get 1 free- Limited to stock on hand. Free paper pack of equal or lesser value. Limit 3 free.
  • Spellbinders- Buy one at regular price, get one free!!! Limited to stock on hand. Limit 2.
  • Embossing Folders- Buy one get one free! Mix and match Sizzix or Cuttlebug folders (including Tim Holtz folders!). Limited to stock on hand. Limit 2 free.
  • Dandelion Stamp- 50% off
  • Halloween Themed Items- 25% off- Limited to in stock quantities
See you then!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Merry Christmas

Played around with the Distress Inks again by Ranger. This time in Christmas colors- pine and red barn. Used the emboss resist technique but used gold embossing powder instead of clear or white. The Queen's Gold color comes out really nice and smooth. Accented the end using the double scallop border punch by MS Crafts. The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the CC's Designs Christmas kit and was stamped on a Tim Holtz labels die cut. Hope you like it!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Haunted Basket

Just got in the long awaited Sizzix shipment last week and bought one of the Haunted Mansion dies. This an old design but was brought back in for Halloween. Its almost gone, so hurry in if you still want one!

Decided that the Haunted Mansion would make a neat box, so added it to one side of the box.. but it looked a little plain, so I decorated it a bit more... Added some individual spiderwebs on each side... then I got inspired!!! I used the new MS spiderweb punch for the handle! Here's a side view so you can see what I'm talking about...

The Haunted Mansion looked a bit lonely, so I added this ghost to the window. I totally CASE'd the idea from Mr. Barnes, who made his own ghost using the MS ghost corner punch and hand cut the body out. Thanks Don!

  • Haunted Mansion die- Sizzix
  • Spiderweb border, spiderweb and ghost corner punch- MS Crafts
  • Cardstock- Bazzil
  • Brads

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New CC's Are Here!

In case you have been waiting for some of the new CC's Designs (including cute Halloween images), stop on in for best selection! Here's a sampling of what came in... we also got in some other popular images that sold out earlier (not shown here).

Just a reminder that the Fall Clearance Sale is this Saturday! Don't miss out on some great deals both at the sale and in-store specials. I'll be back later this week to let you know what will be on sale in the store. For clearance sale items, cash only please. It would be great if you could also bring your own shopping bag if you have one :).

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Haunted Mansion

Are you ready for Halloween yet? Well, since we got in the Halloween dies from Sizzix, Debi made this cute Halloween card with the haunted mansion die. She started by stamping Frightful sentiments using Versamark on the purple background. Then she layered the haunted mansion and then added the cute ghost from the Hero Arts Halloween set. Easy peasy!

  • Haunted Mansion die- Sizzix
  • Ghost and sentiment- Hero Arts
  • Glitter Cardstock- Doodlebug
  • Cardstock- Bazzil

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sizzix Shipment Arrived!

We've finally received our long awaited Sizzix order. It doesn't look like much, but we also got in a bunch of machines and accessories (cutting plates, etc.) The photo above features some older dies that will help you with your holiday projects. Some of them are already marked down too!

This next photo shows some of the new releases. The spiderweb die is actually for a pop up card and comes with the spider. The Holly can be removed from the flourish and can be used year round. Hurry in as we have limited quantities! Don't forget that today is also coupon day and the deadline to turn in your rummage sale items!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Farewell Donna...

With a heavy heart, we say goodbye to one of our DT members, Donna. Donna has helped out so much at the store throughout the years and will truly be missed. She was the unofficial welcoming committee and has made all of our customers feel right at home.

Just wanted to share some photos from last week's Craft Night where customers were able to come in and say goodbye to her. We wish her well on her new adventure in New Zealand! We'll miss you Donna!!!

The Island Scrapbooking Girls..

Donna and Akemi... BFF's!!

Me, Akemi and Donna...

Sorry- I only took photos at the end after everyone left!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Distress Butterfly

I've been playing around with this new technique using crystal glaze and glitter. I love this color combo and wanted to try out my distress inks using these colors. Grabbed my Hero Arts flourish and butterfly stamps for this one and stamped them onto acetate using Staz On. The flourish has a distressed look to it, so it matched my card.

Here's a close up of the butterfly...

  • Stamps- Hero Arts
  • Cardstock- Bazzil
  • Distress Inks- Ranger
  • Crystal Glaze
  • Glitter
  • Acetate
  • Staz On
  • Tissue paper

Monday, September 6, 2010

Add More Zing To Your Life

I'm pretty sure all of the pink Zing embossing powder is gone now that Debi brought in this sample. She embossed a Hero Arts stamp using the pink Zing powder on gray cardstock. This totally made the flower look Hawaiian somehow! She topped it off with an aloha sentiment and silver bow. Love it!

Here's a close up of the flower. She added stickles to this one so that it would pop out a bit.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Zing Embossing Powders

Earlier we showed you some sample pogs using our different embossing powders (Thanks Bill!). His work has inspired a lot of us to start using embossing powders again. Debi has been another embossing powder enthusiast and came up with this cute bee card using the new Zing embossing powders. These powders are brightly colored, so it looks awesome on black or dark colored papers.

Here's a close up of the bees..

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Bewitching Emma

If you are looking to make some Halloween projects, we have a bunch of new Halloween papers and stamps to assist you! This witch is by CC's designs from last year's Halloween collection. I placed her over the new Hero Arts Spiderweb cling stamp that just arrived and topped it off using another CC's Designs sentiment- You're Bewitching.

  • Witch Emma- CC's Designs
  • Spiderweb background- Hero Arts
  • Bewitching sentiment- CC's Designs
  • Acetate
  • Cardstock- Bazzil
  • Glitter
  • Distress Inks- Ranger
  • Crystal Glaze

Thursday, September 2, 2010

September 2010 Newsletter

Summer is coming to an end and Fall is just around the corner. Almost time for all the holidays and festivities to begin, which means it’s a good time to get a jump start on all those holiday projects! We’ve got some great new holiday items in the store now that can help you get started like new Hero Arts Christmas and Halloween stamps, new Autumn themed papers by Imaginisce, and new Christmas Papers for the holidays. There are more fun things that will be arriving soon too, so check the blog for up to date information on our new arrivals.

September Craft Night and Aloha to Donna

Our next Craft Night will be a very special one. Our friend Donna will be leaving us very soon to move to New Zealand and we wanted to give all of our customers a chance to say goodbye. Donna will be at the store for her last Craft Night and we invite you all to join us in bidding her Aloha. Light refreshments will be served and we also have a make ‘n take planned for that night. To participate in the make ‘n take, please sign up to reserve your spot since kits will be limited. The project we’ll be making is this owl treat bag (shown here).

Date: Friday, September 3, 2010

Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm

Supplies: Please bring scissor and double stick tape if you have.

We will also be hosting a card drawing again, so please bring in a handmade card if you would like to participate. Even if you didn’t sign up for the make ‘n take, please feel free to stop in to say goodbye to Donna.

New Arrivals:

We’ve recently received a lot of new stuff, including our long awaited Hero Arts order! Most of them are holiday stamps from the new holiday catalog, but we’ve also re-ordered some favorites from last year. Stop in soon for best selection.

We’ve also received a lot of Christmas and Halloween stuff including punches, stamps, paper, etc. to assist you with all your holiday projects. Some things have already sold out, but we will be placing an order soon, so if you had your eye on something, please inquire at the store if you are interested in a specific product.

Fall Clearance Sale!

You’ve been waiting for it! The Fall Clearance Sale is scheduled for Saturday, September 18th. If you are planning to sell items, you should contact the store soon to see if there are any more open slots. Participants should label all items with removable labels that have your initials, item price, and corresponding number to your master list. A master list should be provided with your items so that the store can confirm prices if needed and you can inventory your items after the sale is done.

Even if you don’t plan on selling anything, don’t miss our sale day for some great bargains! Please bring cash for all rummage sale purchases and come early for best selection. The store will also have some in-store specials for one day only, so take advantage of more great deals on the sale day. We would also appreciate it if you brought your own shopping bag for rummage sale items if possible. Thank you!

Permanent Saturday Hours
A couple of months ago we announced that we would be closing early on Saturdays for the summer. Effective immediately, we will continue to follow this schedule and close at 2:00pm. Please plan accordingly if you plan on shopping on Saturdays. Thank you for your understanding!

September 2010 Classes:

Gift Card Holders (Part 2):

Due to special request, another Gift Card Holder class (part 2) will be held for those of you who missed it. You will be making two gift card holders that were not taught in last year’s class.

Date: Friday, September 3, 2010

Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Instructor: Jenny

Cost: $15

Supplies: bring scissors, double stick tape, paper trimmer, scoreboard or trimmer with score blade.

Photo Explosion Box

Learn how to make this photo explosion box which creates a great conversation piece or a great gift! Box holds approximately 8 photos and great substitute for a mini album.

Date: Saturday, September 4, 2010

Time: 10:30am-12:30pm

Cost: $18

Instructor: Debi

Supplies: paper trimmer w/cutting & score blade, scissors and double stick tape.

Christmas Card Club: Gift Tags

Jenny’s Christmas Card Club has been very popular over the past two months, so we’re continuing on with this fun class that features simple Christmas themed projects. This month’s class focuses on Christmas Gift Tags to get you ready for the gift giving season. You will leave the class with 20 completed tags (5 each of 4 designs) and some great ideas to do more at home.

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2010

Time: 10:30-1:00pm

Cost: $20

Instructor: Jenny

Supplies: double stick tape, glue pen, copics or other coloring medium, and scissors.