Paper sale!

 It's the end of the year which means that its inventory time...
Stop in this week Thursday through Saturday (December 29th - December 31st 2011)
for 20% off all decorative paper and card stock!

Sale is for loose paper only, sorry... no kits or paper pads are included in sale.

It's a "Buy it so we don't have to count it" sale!

Two more...

Even though I definitely don't need anymore,  I couldn't resist making 2 more Christmas cards before the Holidays get here.
The card above uses the Spellbinders Poinsettia set but I made it in white this time with grey paper and grey sheer ribbon.

This one uses the Sizzix reindeer die, there are two different deer so I put one inside too.
Merry Christmas!

January Card Class

In this workshop we will be making 5 hand stamped cards with envelopes.

We will be using different techniques and embellishments such as Nestabilities, Copic Markers, paper glaze, snow markers, stickles, paper flowers, and more.

Class Dates:
Wednesday, Jan. 4th @ 6pm. (full)
Saturday, Jan. 7th @ 11 am. (full)
Monday, Jan. 9th @ 1 pm. (full)
Tuesday, Jan. 10th @ 5:30 pm. (full)
Thursday, Jan. 12th @ 1 pm. (full)
Sunday, Jan. 15th @ 1 pm. (1 spot left)

Cost: $15.00, classes must be pre-paid to hold your reservation.
Supplies needed: adhesive, pop dots, and scissors.

Gift Card Sale

The gift card sale is running Monday, December 5th thru Saturday, December 10th.
Purchase a $30 gift card for just $25!
(Certificates can not be redeemed same day of purchase)

Cocoa & a Card is back!

Last year's cocoa & a card was a real hit so I am doing it again if you missed out!

Make this 6x6 card folio to put things like hot chocolate, gift cards, photos, candy, etc.
All supplies are cut and ready to assemble, all you need is your adhesive and a couple pop dots.

Cost is only $2.00 and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows while you make the card.

Stop by anytime during the week of December 5th - 10th on the hours posted below:
Monday, Dec. 5th from 10-4
Tuesday, Dec. 6th from 10-4
Wednesday, Dec. 7th from 12-5:30
Thursday, Dec. 8th from 12-6
Friday, Dec. 9th from 12:30-6
Saturday, Dec. 10th from 12-4

* I will have extra supplies to purchase more but they are limited and may run out.

All wrapped up

This is a new Changito monkey stamp for Christmas, I couldn't resist using him in our card class this year!

This stamp is perfect for adding embellishments to. I put the snow marker on his hat and glossy glaze on the light bulbs to make them shine. (Hard to tell in the photo...)

Of coarse, he needed the perfect sentiment to go inside!

Leanne made this very pretty Christmas card with one of the newer embossing folders in this year. If you use the "core" paper you can sand it to show the color underneath.
Just add some red gems to sparkle it up! The verse on the front is one of my favorite Penny Black stamp sayings for Christmas.


These are 2 more of the cards that Rose and I made at last Sunday's Christmas card class. I love the look of elegant snowflakes.

This one used a set of snowflake dies from My Favorite Things. Its hard to tell in the photo, but the colors are light blue and navy... (sort of looks like black).

We popped up the lighter ones and added some sparkly gems.

This one uses a stamp set with 3 jumbo snowflakes. Again, navy blue, light blue, and white. The top layer is popped up to look more dimensional.

One stamp, Two ways...

This is the reindeer card we are making at the card making class on November 20th. I just love this stamp because he is so whimsical looking without being too girly. The little red gem on his nose adds just the right touch.
Now for a totally different look, I changed it up by coloring him with a Copic marker (shade C3) for a silver card. I embossed the background with a Sizzix folder and added a clear gem to his nose this time.
Same stamp, two very different looks!

Gift card holders

I give quite a few gift cards around the holidays, but always feel like the presentation is a little lacking.
I found these cute mini envelopes that fit a gift card perfectly down inside! I just wrapped some twine around the envelope and added a festive brad.
If you already have cards made up, you can still use the envelopes and attach them on the inside to hold a gift card.
I also have the bags in the kraft (tan) color too.

Sizzix / Hero Arts Combo!

Sizzix and Hero Arts have come together to create one pack of really cool stamps with matching dies!
These are the 2 Christmas sets I have in stock right now.

Once you stamp your image, use the coordinating die to perfectly cut it out.
I made the tag below and even used the masking technique so the reindeer's sweater would be in red. Way to easy to whip up some holiday tags and cards.

Pastel Grass

I really love this background stamp and have wanted to make something with it for a long time. I pulled out my Versamark pad which was also collecting dust! The Versamark pad leaves a watermark effect if you arent using it to heat emboss with. In this case it makes it look like I stamped the grass in all 3 colors.
This stamp and the warmest wishes stamp make a nice Thanksgiving card in non-traditional colors.

Elfin' {Christmas} Magic

Learn how to make this 4x4 mini book for Christmas.
This small accordion style book is loaded with 9 pages to put photos and journaling for the holidays.

All the pages fold up to fit inside...

...but stretch open to be viewed.

There are lots of hidden tags, brads, ribbons, and sparkly gems added to this project! We will also be doing a little stamping and some die cutting for this too.
This would make a great present for a gift exchange or a stocking stuffer.

Supplies Needed: adhesive, and Scor Tape (or the red Terrifically Tacky tape). If you dont have Scor Tape, you need to try it... guarantee you will love it!

Cost: $12.00 (I can only hold your spot if it is pre-paid within a couple days of signing up.)

Class Dates:
Tuesday, November 29th @ 1 pm. (full)
Saturday, December 3rd @ 11 am. (full)
Wednesday, December 7th @ 6pm. (full)
Saturday, December 10th @ 11 am.
Monday, December 12th @ 1 pm. (full)

Theo thinks he's Santa

This Theo stamp from Stamping Bella is another card we will be making at the Christmas card class at my shop. He's such an adorable bear, and I love being able to use the masking technique. His sack (green polka dot) is the reverse side of the plaid paper used on the bottom of the card.

The fuzzy on his Santa suit is the new Ultra Fine Flower Soft. This product is perfect for anything Christmas or snowy.
If you havent signed up for either Christmas card classes, there are just a few spots left!

By the Numbers

I was so glad to see My Favorite Things come out with a Die-Namics set that had number dies!
I made this card for my friend Bob who happens to be in a band so thats why the guitar paper came in handy. 43 is no milestone birthday but I really wanted to use the numbers on a card.

This stamp/die set has 6 clear stamps with it that you can use to give your numbers a "print". The music notes were perfect for this specific card. There are also words that will let you spell out different phrases, such as "you're 2 cute", "Happy ___ Anniversary", "Look who's turning ___", "Class of ___", and more...

TWO Christmas Card Classes!

Card class #1 will be our annual benefit class for the Humane Society.

You will be making 8 cards with envelopes for $15
As like years in the past, you will be able to move from station to station and work at your own pace.These cards are more easily mass produced if you make and send out a lot of holiday cards.

When: Sunday, November 20th
Session 1 @ 11:00 am ( full)
Session 2 @ 2:30 pm (1 spot left)

Where: St. Vincent Hospital (in the McGarvey Learning Center room)
Enter through the main entrance, just pass the gift shop and billing.

Supplies Needed: adhesive, pop dots, scissors.

Please remember this is a benefit for the Erie Humane Society. They are in dire need of any of the following items...
Unexpired dog, cat, kitten, or puppy food
animal treats
paper towels
garbage bags
used towels & blankets (no comforters)

Call or email to reserve your spot for the workshop, all payments are due by November 16th.
(Cash or check only for this specific class)

Card class #2 is a regular style card class at my shop.
These cards are a bit more detailed and use more items like Nestabilities and other dies.

You will be making 5 cards with envelopes (different cards from the above class #1) for $15.
Supplies needed: adhesive, pop dots, and scissors.

Class Dates:
Wednesday, October 26th @ 1 pm. (1 spot left)
Wednesday, November 2nd @ 6pm. (full)
Monday, November 7th @ 1 pm. (full)
Monday, November 7th @ 6pm. ( full )
Wednesday, November 9th @ 1pm. (full)
Thursday, November 10th @ 6 pm. (full)
Saturday, November 12th @ 11 am. (full)
Monday, November 14th @ 5:30 (full)
Thursday, November 17th @ 6pm. (full)

Cost is $15 and needs to be prepaid to hold your spot.
Hope to see you at either Class #1 or Class #2!
Please call the shop if you have any questions.

Last of the Pumpkin Spice dies...

I know I've posted cards before using the Pumpkin Spice die cut, but its one of my all-time favorites. Not to mention that Cuttlebug quit making it years ago, but I was able to find a supplier that still had a few left.
This may be its last season around the shop though...
I embossed the Kraft cardstock and wrapped some brown sheer ribbon. I have the Thanksgiving Blessings stamp and I also have one that just says Happy Thanksgiving too.

Halloween Treats

After Tyler saw this Snoopy card he really wanted to give one to his 1st grade teacher. Besides Snoopy being on it, I think he liked the Flower Soft (autumn) on the leaf pile.

I also wanted to have him give her a little treat with the card for Halloween. I just got in a bunch of the SRM tubes and clear stickers. These stickers are see-through so you can decorate the tubes and still see what is inside.
I filled one of the shorter tubes with carmel kisses and added a little orange twine.

Just a note: I have some of the orange twine in bulk for .25 cents a yard!

The tubes come in 3 sizes...
The short are .75 cents
The regular size is .99 cents
The longer wand style is also .99 cents

These tubes make great little gifts for birthday favors, teacher gifts, or something small for co-workers.

More Rileys...

It seems Riley the Moose can do almost anything... they must have 200 different stamps of him doing anything you can think of. I've been getting more in each week to add a little variety.
I always need some kind of inspirational "pick me up" type of card and I loved this one of him hang gliding!

The background paper is from MME (Lime Twist 6x6 pad).
I like the Copic colors of E21, E33, and E25 for his body.
I used YR09, B60, T3, G14, and BG72 for the rest of the image.

The clouds are the My Favorite Things die cut.

Doodle Pops & Doodle Twine

I needed a couple of wedding cards for this weekend and found that these Doodle Pops from Doodlebug work great! Doodlebug has come out with some embellishments for card makers.
I just added some sparkly gems and an embossed border from the Sizzix wedding folder set.

These are just a few of their dimensional embellishments, so cute and easy!

Doodle Twine has been arriving too, there are single colors and assorted sets.

Riley's for Fall

I've been ordering in some cute Riley the Moose stamps for fall. I have been mixing them with some of the words from the Pure Innocence little girl stamps.
Here are a few of the Fall and Thanksgiving ones.