Now that the Holidays are almost here...

I am happy to post my first non-Christmas card in a long time!
I love pink & brown together so I used them with the Cuttlebug "Leafy Branch" folder.

This butterfly punch is new too, I love the detail in it.
I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Mid - Winter Crop dates

I am sending out the dates for the next two crops...

Saturday, January 30th and Saturday, February 20th. Status update: Both Jan. & Feb 20th crops are full! I have opened another February date for 2/27/10, contact me if you would like to sign up.

We will be cropping all day from 10 am until 8 pm in the back party rooms of Hoss's Steakhouse.

The crops will be kept smaller in size to give everyone more table space to work.

Lunch is all you can eat soup, salad, and dessert bar.
Dinner is a choice of sirloin tips or chicken dinner. Soup, salad, and dessert bar.
Drinks of your choice all day!

There will be door prizes, a chinese auction, and a coupon to use at the store that day!
Gather yor friends and your crafting supplies and enjoy a day away!!

Cost is $30 or $55 for both crop dates.
You do not have to pay for both crops at the same time. Reservation payments are due 3 days prior to crop date. No refunds can be given 2 days prior to date of party.

Hope to see you there!

Out with the old...

Select Christmas stamps are on sale for 20% off, mostly wood stamps but some clear ones too. More new stamps are always arriving so its time to make room for them.

Lots of good ones like Changito and Fluffles to name a few! They wont last long!!
Be sure to sign up as a fan on FaceBook, I post samples and sales there too.

New stamps...

New clear stamps have been coming in from "Our Craft Lounge". Its hard to find a stamp set for inside Christmas cards...I like this one a lot!

Crunch time...

Its getting close to crunch time if you are still thinking of making your own Christmas cards this year. Here are a couple super easy ones that wouldn't take very much time to put together.

I used the new Cuttlebug winter borders set and applied some Stickles to make it look a little snowy.

On this one I embossed the snowflake with the Ice Crystals folder and added a red rhinestone gem to the center.

Dont forget about envelopes! I have packs of 100 for $9.99.

"Mark your Calendars" Class

In this class we will be making a 12 month desktop calendar! This calendar is approx. 8x11 and fits perfectly on a counter top or desk.
This class would be perfect for making a gift for the "hard to buy for" family member or friend. You can fill it with pictures or let them put in their own. After the year is over, you can remove the scrapbook pages from the calendar and place them in a 6x6 album!

This calendar is made by Karen Foster and comes as a kit with paper and stickers for the dates and holidays. I have designed the pages and added lots of embellishments to spruce it up a bit.
My calendar starts in January, but if you needed it for a gift later in the year it can start on any month and continue through the year.
We will be using lots of punches, brads, and ribbon. We will also be using the Cuttlebug and also Nestabilities. If you havent had a chance to cut & emboss with the Spellbinders Nestabilities, now is your chane to learn how to use them.

Class Dates:

Wednesday, Dec. 9th @ 6 pm. (FULL)

Thursday, Dec. 10th @ 6 pm (FULL)

Sunday, Dec. 13th @ 1 pm. (FULL)

Wednesday, Dec. 16th @ 6 pm (FULL)

Thursday, Dec. 17th @ 6 pm.

Saturday, Dec. 19th @ 11 am. (FULL)

Cost is $20, and a prepayment will hold your spot.

Please bring adhesive to the class.

House Mouse is here!

House Mouse stamps are starting to arrive!

Winter Trees

This was an easy card to make using one of the new Cuttlebug folders out this Christmas. The background is "Winter Trees" and I punched out the Santa from an older set of 4 called "Christmas". I put a little bit of red glitter on his nose to make him look a little more jolly!

New Flower Soft

Some new spring colors of Flower Soft have arrived.
New card toppers are in too. These penguin cards would be perfect with the black and polar white colors of Flower Soft on them.

Black Friday Specials

This Friday you can take 10% off your entire purchase! The shop will be open regular business hours (12:30-6:30) due to the fact I am stuck working at my other job until noon. After shopping you can make a free Make & Take Christmas card.

Gift Card Special this weekend only!

Friday and Saturday you can purchase a $30 giftcard for $25!

Offer good on November 27th and 28th only. Giftcard cannot be redeemed the same day of purchase.

Simple Snowflake

This was a very easy card I made with the "Ice Crystal" Cuttlebug die. My card is 3x6 in size but it would work for other sizes too. I added a little bling by putting a light blue gem in the center.

Cuttlebug ornaments

I was excited to try out the new punches I got in for the pine needles border. I thought it would go great with the hanging ornaments from the Cuttlebug folder. I only have a couple packs of the Cuttlebug set of 6 left in stock if anyone was still looking for them.

In case you missed it...

Here are a few of the cards from last weekend's Christmas card class.

This was a Sizzix set of folders that went perfectly with the inside verse reading "May the spirit of Christmas fill your heart with love and joy." Its hard to see but I put stickles on the heart buttons on his belly.
This card uses a Stampendous clear set, its hard to tell in the photo but the trees have glitter on them. The outside reads "May your Holiday season" and the inside says "... be bright and sparkly."
This card uses a Fern punch that I thought looked just like mistletoe too. I put some self adhesive red pearls for berries.

Christmas Cuttlebug 6 pack!

I was able to get a hold of some Provo Craft exclusive Cuttlebug sets!
There are 6 Christmas folders to a set, all new and never seen before. If you were able to buy these individually they would retail for $35.94.
As a 6 pack I have them for $29.99 (that includes tax in the price too.)

The quantities I have are limited so stop by soon!

New Christmas Cuttlebug Folders...

These are pictures of the new Christmas Cuttlebug folders.

Countdown to Christmas (5x7)

Seasons Greetings (A2 size)

Winter Trees (A2 size)

Candy Cane Striped (A2 size)

Borders for Winter (7" size)

Holly Ribbons (5x7 size)

... and the ever-popular Lace Tree, re released from last year for those of you who missed out.

These folders should be in some time on Thursday evening. Make sure to get yours!

Christmas Whites

This was Winter House from last years Cuttlebug release. It looks so pretty when you put Stickles on the rooftops. This was a discontinued folder, I only have a few left in stock.

On this card I used the For You ornament die (Cuttlebug) and Ribbon Tags Trio (Spellbinders) for the name plate.

This Holly folder was another dicontinued Cuttlebug from last year. I am impatiently waiting for the new Christmas Cuttlebug folders to get here!!

Halloween test tubes

My 2 oldest children dont go Trick or Treating anymore, so I thought I would still give them some candy. I found these candy filled test tube/beakers at Walmart and jazzed them up a bit with some cute tags.
Like my last Halloween post, I used the 2" JustRite stamp for the wording. The spider is from a Cuttlebug die.

I wanted to make the spider look hairy-scary so I used black glitter to make him look sparkly!

November Crop

Gather your scrapbook and card making supplies for the November crop!

Hoss's Steakhouse
3302 W. 26th Street

Saturday, November 21st. Crop all day from 10 am until 8 pm.

Enjoy lunch, dinner, and drinks all day!
Lunch includes soup, salad, and dessert bar.
Dinner is a choice of chicken or sirloin tips meal, with the soup & salad bar.

There will be door prizes, a Chinese auction, and a coupon for the store!
Cost is $30.00
Payments need to be received by November 18th to hold your reservation.

Hope to see you there!

Christmas Birds

I wanted to make a card that wasn't my usual style and I thought these Spellbinders "Nested Birds" would be great for that. I had a hard time getting a good photo where you could see the detail in the embossing. The background is Cuttlebugs "Leafy Branch" and the bird was embossed with "Devine Swirl". I used some gold cardstock, gold brads, and gold ribbon for an accent. The tag at the bottom rolled to give a little dimension.

Thanksgiving Leaves

There isn't much out there in the scrapbooking world for Thanksgiving, but fallish leaves are always a good choice. I used the Cuttlebug maple leaf to cut & emboss. Then tied some hemp string around them.

Tyler's Treats!

Tyler and I had a few people we wanted to make treat bags for this Halloween. I love the "Boo to You" Cuttlebug folder because its so easy just to punch out the circles.

The 2" JustRite stamper worked perfectly for the outer saying. This set has different saying starters so I just had to personalize it with Ty's name. We stamped & filled some cello bags with candy and tied them shut with matching ribbon. Too cute!!

Thanksgiving place cards

I finally finished up the place cards I was working on for my aunt. She always has the nicest table setting at Thanksgiving so I wanted to make her some pretty place cards. I needed to make about 17, now I just need to put the names in and they will be complete. I was going to use rub-ons but I think I will just print them out on the computer and punch them out... much easier! The stamp set I used was Autumn Foliage by Inkadinkado.

Spellbinders Poinsettias

I love these new Nested Poinsettias from Spellbinders. I think they make the prettiest Christmas flowers.
Its hard to tell, but the middle flower layer is popped up along with the Merry Christmas tag. The background has embossed poinsettias, contact me if you are looking for this folder.
For an added accent I put 3 red dew drops in the center.

Flower Soft is here!

Lots of single and mixed colors of Flower Soft have arrived! This product is wonderful for adding dimension to your cards or layouts.
If you have never worked with Flower Soft before, watch this YouTube video to see how its used:

YouTube - Flower Soft Demo Part 1
I wish the clarity was a bit better on the video, but you will get the concept.

Christmas Card Class

Get a jump on your Christmas cards this year by attending our Christmas Cardmaking Class!

In this workshop you will be making 8 different Holiday cards with envelopes.
All cards will include stamping, Cuttlebug, and lots of embellishments! Card making will be set up in stations so you can work at your own pace.

Saturday, Nov. 14th @ 11 am. (FULL)
Saturday, Nov. 14th @ 1 pm.
Sunday, Nov. 15th @ 1 pm. (FULL)

You will need adhesive, pop dots, scissors

We will be having the class at the Erie Humane Society in the back meeting room.
We are asking that everyone please bring the animals a donation.
Such as: cat/dog food (unexpired),Kitten food, Puppy food, bleach, paper towels, garbage bags, poly-fill fiber for handmade dog beds.

Class fee is $12 and will need to be paid in advance to hold your reservation.
Hope to see you there!

Love those Stickles... so much easier than glitter!