Little Loveosaurus

I was working at the shop today (Christmas Eve) for a few hours, and boy was I glad I was here! The mailman dropped off a package with a bunch of new MFT stamps. This "Little Loveosaurus" set is one of my new favorites!
The designer paper is from the new October Afternoon "Campfire" collection. I stamped the little boy on the polka dot paper for a masking technique. Added a few buttons and brads to embellish it up a bit too.

I always like to stamp on the inside and add a little bit of paper from the front of the card to coordinate.
*The bathtub girl and the Christmas tree girl are also back in stock if you missed out on them from the Copic class*

Cocoa and a Card!

Stop by this Thursday and Friday during regular store hours to make this 6x6 card. The card is perfect for tucking packets of cocoa and giving as a small gift to co-workers, friends, neighbors, teachers, etc.
Giving out gift cards? Use it to dress them up a bit.
Cost is $2.00 and the supplies are limited.
Stop in for a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows and make a card for holiday gift giving!

Copic Class Samples

We had 3 awesome classes today with Tammy Hershberger teaching her Copic marker techniques. These are the cards we made if you didnt see them posted on FaceBook.

This frog stamp is always so popular! I have some wood mounted ones and clear sets left over
if anyone is looking for some cute frog stamps.

This one was a tag card that you could attach to a Bath & Body product, very cute idea for gift giving.
Thanks again to Tammy for driving up from 2 1/2 hours away to teach us some new skills!

Snow kisses

This cute little stamp is from Penny Black called "Snow Kisses". The background was embossed with a Cuttlebug sowflake folder. I found a duo-corner punch that can do the tag corner or ticket corner punching, the one above is a ticket corner.

I used some white flocking to make her jacket and hat fuzzy around the edges, I like to add a little texture to my cards whan I can!

Christmas Card Samples

If you missed out on this years Christmas card making class, here are a few of the samples that weren't posted to the blog yet.

These little snowmen come in packs of 6 for making multiples of the same card.

We used the "core" paper on the trees so they could be sanded for a snowy effect.

The Cuttlebug and SRM clear stickers always make cards soooo easy!

This one used lavender and olive for non-traditional Christmas colors.

The navy and brown winter trees were very popular. This stamp could be used for other occasions besides Christmas.

Black Friday Sales!

Stop by Monkey Business on Friday, November 26th from 10 am until 6:30 pm for some great deals!
** Glue Glider Special**
Try the brand new "extreme tac" refills that have just been released. Stronger than the perma tac.
Buy 2 refills and get one FREE, thats a savings of $8.99
Dont have Glue Glider adhesive?
Buy a Glue Glider handle and get a FREE refill!

Also, save 20% on all in-stock Cuttlebug and Sizzix folders.

These will go fast so dont wait! Lots of other goodies on sale too... stop by to see whats deals you can find.

Copic 101 Class!

Many of you have asked for a Copic class so you can learn more about these great markers. I have asked Tammy Hershberger to come and teach a Copic 101 class. She will be coming in from Ohio to do this instructional class for us... so be sure not to miss out!

In her workshop you will learn all the ins and outs of the Copics. She will teach you the numbering system, how to refill them, how to blend with them, about the blender marker, all about the inks and papers to use, and more!

This is an "instructional" style class but you will also be making 3 fabulous cards too!
Cost is $30

Sunday, Dec. 12th @ 10 am.
Sunday, Dec. 12th @ 2 pm. (FULL)
Sunday, Dec. 12th @ 6 pm. (FULL)
You wont want to miss Tammy's class, she is a superb instructor and a wonderful paper crafter!
The class is totally worth the price... I took her class in Ohio over the summer and learned so many things I didnt know.

Please contact me if you have any questions 814-836-7510

Christmas Card Class

Its time again for our annual Christmas card making workshop!

You will be making 8 different Holiday cards with envelopes. The class will be set up into stations so you can work at your own pace to complete your projects.

This year the class will be held at:
Asbury Woods Nature Center
4105 Asbury Road
Erie, PA 16506

Class Dates:
Saturday, November 20th @ 11 am
Sunday, November 21st @ 12:30 pm

The class fee is $12.00 (cash or check only please.) Registration must be prepaid to hold your spot.
You will need to bring adhesive, pop dots, and scissors with you.

*We will still be doing this workshop as a benefit for the Humane Society. We just weren't able to use their facility with the over abundance of animals they have right now!
Just like years past, we are asking everyone to please bring donation items for the animals.

Examples include:
*Unexpired/unopened cat, dog, kitten, or puppy food
*paper towels
*large garbage bags
*old blanets/towels (no comforters)
*cash donations

Any questions please call the shop at 814-836-7510
Hope to see you there!

Copic Special!

I have a really cool promo going on while the supplies last...
Purchase 5 Copic markers (at the sale price of $5.99) and receive this Copic swatch book for FREE!
These books retail for $6.99 but I know how many of you could really use this! It fits perfectly in your purse you you can always have it on hand. Just think... Never buying the same marker twice!

Snow Day

More Christmas stamps have come in from "My Favorite Things", I really love the Pure Innocence line... they are so adorable!

Here is a close up view of how I added some Flower Soft to the snowballs and her hat. It adds a neat effect to the card.

Here are just a few of the new ones for the Holiday.

"Giving Thanks" Fall Card Class

Spread a little Autumn cheer with this fall themed card class!

You will be making 4 different cards with envelopes.

We will be using Cuttlebug/Sizzix embossing folders, die cuts, Flower Soft, rubber stamps, and more.

Class Dates:

Wednesday, Nov. 3rd @ 1 pm. (FULL)

Wednesday, Nov. 3rd @ 6 pm. (FULL)

Sunday, Nov. 7th @ 1 pm. (FULL)

Wednesday, Nov. 10th @ 6 pm. (FULL)

Saturday, Nov. 13th @ 11 am. (FULL)

Cost: $10 , Please bring adhesive and pop dots.

Class fee must be pre-paid to hold your spot!

Snoopy's Leaf Piles

This is one of my favorite stamps lately, I've been trying to find some time to make a card with it for a while now. I combined some new items that I thought would look good together.
The saying is from the SRM clear sticker sets for fall.
I used the brand new eyelet circle set of Nestabilities.
The inside verse says "Thanksgiving Blessings".
The card stock is Bazzill Kraft paper (another new item).

My favorite detail is adding some "autumn" Flower Soft to make the leaf pile more realistic!

Mini Notes

I needed a small giftcard to put on a gift for this weekend. I just got in these little owl stickers and just had to make something with them.

Some of them I stamped a greeting like "Guess whoo..." or "owl always love you". Soe I just left blank for another time.

The ivory background is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder for a little texture.
I also have more of these cute little stickers in snowmen, spiders, reindeer, zoo, and more...
Super easy!

6x6 Halloween Class

In this class we will be making a 6x6 Halloween album.
The book will have 20 pages... 10 pages back to back. It will have a spooky but cute Halloween theme.

All papers will be pre-cut and ready to assemble for class. You will only need to bring your adhesive and pop dots.

There will be lots of embellishments like ribbon, brads, spiral clips, stickers, and more.

Class Dates:
Sunday, Oct. 3rd @ 2 pm. (FULL)
Wednesday, Oct. 6th @ 1 pm. (FULL)
Wednesday, Oct. 13th @ 1 pm.(FULL)
Wednesday, Oct. 13th @ 6 pm. (FULL)
Saturday, Oct. 16th @ 11 am. (FULL)
Cost is $20, Please pre-pay to hold your spot.

Falling leaves

Fall cards are my favorite because I love all the browns and oranges. The paper I used is from the Basic Grey "Max & Whiskers" pet collection. I used the maple leaf from Cuttlebug, but the bad news is that I have very few of them left in stock! They were discontinued a while ago and don't think I can find anymore of them. I did order in some Spellbinders Nestabilities leaves which should be a close look a-like.
The word Thankful is from my favorite clear SRM stickers. They have a set of greetings just for fall!

This Halloween and last...

This is a copy of a card I made last year. This folder comes from a new Cuttlebug 4 pack called "Little Monsters". The other 3 folders in the pack are Halloween related too.

On a close up of the tag, I folded it to look like a flag.

Here is the card from last year (...or maybe the year before). I was able to dig up just a few of this folder because it was discontinued.

Halloween Treats

I am reposting this pail I made last year because it is such a cute and easy gift idea. I used BoBunny Halloween rub-ons to decorate the outside of the pail. I filled the inside with an apple, carmel candy, and an individual sized carmel apple dip.

You could also use Halloween candy or candy corn for the inside. This pail makes a nice teacher or co-worker gift!

Autumn Type

I was able to dig up just a few more of this discontinued Cuttlebug background folder called "Autumn Type". I really love how it adds a subtle hint of fall it to the card.

Pumpkin Spice is back!

The Cuttlebug pumpkin is one of my all time favorite cutting/embossing folders. They were discontinued last year but I was able to locate a few more of them!

SRM Stickers has a new "fall" set of their clear sentiment stickers that would go perfectly with the autumn Cuttlebug folders.

Thanksgiving stamps are starting to arrive too. More Halloween and Fall papers, stickers, and stamps are on their way. I used a folder from the "Cindy Loo" Cuttlebug set for the background on this one.