Wednesday, October 29, 2014

What's New Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!

We have a few new products to share today.

We received a new shipment from Mama Elephant.  Be sure to visit our Mama Elephant Pinterest Board for some fun ideas.

We finally received the Season's Greeting die from Avery Elle.  It's been so popular, it's been out of stock for a over a month.  Visit our Avery Elle Pinterest Board for some inspiration.

Another fun stamp and die from Hero Arts that has been out of stock for some time.

We still have quite a few stencil sets left for our Gift With Purchase promotion.  View those details HERE and be sure to get yours before they are gone.

Join us this Saturday for our FREE "Make and Take".  We'll be making the Fall treat box shown below.  Our "Make and Take" is available from 1PM to 3PM, while supplies last.

NOTE:  This will be our only "Make and Take" for the month of November.  Our Holiday Workshops and Thanksgiving have us super busy on Saturdays during November.  We'll be back with some fun Holiday "Make and Takes" in December.

Some fun stuff you may have missed this week:

1.  We have a cute Santa card using Mama Elephants, Cozy Christmas on our blog.  Take a look at it HERE.
2.  IF you missed Mary's poinsettia card on the blog, you can find it HERE.
3.  We have a fun winter card on the blog using Lawn Fawn's stitched snowflake dies.  View it HERE.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mama Elephant- Cozy Christmas

Today we're sharing a card Emily created with the Mama Elephant, Cozy Christmas set.  We're loving this adorable Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Santa and Mrs. Claus have been colored with Copic markers.  Stardust Stickles and Glossy Accents were used to add some dimension.  Here's a close up look.  Don't you love the Glossy Accents Emily added to the boots and glasses?

Here's a look at the entire set and all the fun elements that are included.  We're planning a fun "Make and Take" using that wonderful tree!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Gift With Purchase!

Happy Monday everyone!  We're starting off the week with a special "Gift with Purchase" for you, our wonderful customers.

So, stop in and purchase $35 or more (before tax) and we'll give you a set of FOUR Mr. Huey stencils.  Gift with Purchase is available while supplies last.

Here's some fun cards we created using these stencils.

For this card, we used some painters tape to mask off a tree shape on the stencil.  Then used some Distress Inks and an ink blending tool to add color.  The little stars and sentiment are from Mama Elephant's, Merry Greeting set.

We cut a circle from masking paper and applied the negative (open circle area) to the front of this card.  We then used the stencil, ink blending tool, and ink to apply the pattern to the open area of the stencil.   Remove the making paper, and you're left with a lovely patterned circle.  The ornament topper and string are from the Merry and Bright set from Avery Elle.

We used the same technique to create this card.

Hurry in, Gift with Purchase is only available while supplies last!

FREE Saturday "Make and Take"

Join us on Saturday for our FREE "Make and Take".  We'll be having fun, making the Fall treat box shown below.  Our "Make and Take" is available between 1PM and 3PM, while supplies last.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tim Holtz Christmas Blueprints Stamp Set

Look what Mary's been up to!  She's been making Christmas cards with the NEW Tim Holtz Christmas Blueprints stamp set.  Here's a look at one of the cards she created.

Here's a close up look at the card.

We're also sharing a wonderful video from Jennifer McGuire featuring this stamp set.  Watch her create a couple beautiful cards using some fun supplies.  (NOTE:  you can also use the Perfect Pearls Spray for this technique)  Watch that video HERE.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lawn Fawn- Stitched Snowflake Die

Today we're sharing a winter or Holiday card using the Stitched Snowflake Lawn Cuts from Lawn Fawn.  The card is super simple and incorporates one of our favorite techniques, watercolor.

To duplicate this sort of background, you'll need some watercolor or mixed media paper.  We used Tim Holtz Distress Inks selecting some blues and purples.  Once you've chosen your colors, apply the ink to a non-stick surface, spray liberally with water and then "smash" your paper into the ink.  I twist the paper from side to side, just a bit, before lifting it up from the ink.  Set it aside to dry, or use a heat tool to speed up the process.

Apply the die cut snowflake and stamp your sentiment.  Our sentiment came from a Mama Elephant stamp set, Merry Greetings.  We love the mix of fonts used for these sentiments.

We did add some Stardust Stickles to the snowflake, although it's hard to see in the above image.  We also added a small bow that we tied using the silver twine we have in our ribbon section.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What's New Wednesday

Happy Wednesday everyone.  We're hoping the morning brings us much better weather than what we experienced last night.  Wow!

Our biggest news this week...the Pinwheel Punch Board from WeRMemory Keepers (the makers of the Envelope Punch Board).  You'll love this awesome tool!   Be sure to visit our Pinwheel Pinterest Board for lots of inspiration and view the VIDEO demonstrating how easy it is to make these!

We also received boxes of our Holiday gifts and ornaments.  Be sure to stop in for a look at all the festive products.

Don't forget about downtown Sequim's Halloween, Trick or Treat event!

Be sure to join us this Saturday for our FREE "Make and Take".  We'll be making the cute Halloween card shown below.  Our FREE "Make and Take" is available between 1PM and 3PM, while supplies last.

A few things you may have missed this week: 

1.  Don't miss the beautiful card Emily made using the Memory Box, Poinsettia Corner die.  View that card HERE.
2.  Mary made an amazing Fall card using the Tim Holtz Layered Leaf die and embossing folder.  You can find the details for that card HERE.
3.  We posted a beautiful Fall watercolor card using the same technique used last Saturday for our "Make and Take".  You can view that card HERE.