Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Winter Paper Mache Box and Elizabeth Crafts Glitter

We've been playing with Elizabeth Crafts glitter this month.  If you haven't been to our Facebook Community page, your missing some fun projects shared by some very creative people!  You can find that page HERE.

So, for this project, I pulled out the silver micro fine glitter from Elizabeth Crafts to cover the top of my paper mache box.  Love it!

I also used Diamond Dust (a chunkier glitter) for the snow effect on the top of the box and the trees.  We found the adorable fawn at The Co-Op down the street.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Mama Elephant Polar Pals (Take Two)

We have another card today featuring Polar Pals stamp and die set from Mama Elephant.  Love this set.  It's perfect for your cards, and/or just the right size for your tags!

The background is embossed with the Falling Snow texture fade (embossing folder) from Tim Holtz.  After embossing, we used Distress Ink (Evergreen Bough) to cover the entire piece of the embossed paper.  Seems liked it needed a little shimmer after that, so we sprayed it with the Perfect Pearls spray.

The penguins were stamped and cut using the coordinating die.  They were colored with Copic Markers and embellished with Xmas Red Stickles.  We used foam dots to raise up the penguins and the star banner between them.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mama Elephant Polar Pals

Today we're posting a cute card we created using the Polar Pals stamp set from Mama Elephant. 

The cute snowmen were colored with Copic Markers and then "shimmered up" with the Wink of Stella pen in clear.  The heart was die cut from white paper, and colored with Copic Markers to match the snowman's hat.  It's popped up with a foam dot and glittered with Stardust Stickles.

Tomorrow we'll be featuring another card using the same stamp set.  So, don't forget to check back.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Quick and Easy Countdown Calendar

Looking for a quick and easy way to countdown to Christmas?  Mary came up with the wonderful idea!  (No, our countdown calendar is not accurate.  I believe as of today, there are 32 days until Christmas)

She die cut a piece of chalkboard paper.  Then, fixed it to a piece of red cardstock, die cut from a larger die.  Glued a mini clothespin to the top of a mini easel and clipped the chalkboard piece to the front with the clothespin.  She embellished it with some poinsettia die cuts from the Poinsettia Spellbinders die.

She even created a mini eraser!  She glued a Tim Holtz Curio Knob, to the top of a button, and then secured a foam piece from the Tim Holtz Mini Ink Applicator Tool.  Brilliant!

Have fun!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Memory Box Kensington Christmas Tree Die

Today we're sharing a fun technique! 

We die cut the Kensington Christmas Tree, from Memory Box, using white paper.  Then covered it with VersaMark ink, green embossing powder, and used our heat tool to melt the powder.  That gave the tree a shiny, enameled look.

After we secured the green tree to the front of our card, we cut the tree again in red.  Snipped off the flowers and adhered them to the top of the green tree.  Added some Stardust Stickles, a sentiment from Mama Elephant, and it'd done!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Black Friday/Small Business Saturday Sale and Event

We have something for everyone on your Holiday list.  Below, is a list of the special promotions available between 9AM and 12PM.

For the artist on your Holiday list.

For the young artist on your Holiday list.

For the scrapbooker on you Holiday list.  (These books work with Project Life page inserts)
 For the paper crafter or card maker on your Holiday list.  Watch a video demonstration on the Magnetic Platform HERE.

Our best selling paper trimmer!  Don't miss this GREAT deal!  Watch a video demonstration on the CutterPillar Pro HERE.

Don't miss our best deal of the year, on the Big Shot die cutting machine.  Watch a video demonstration on the Big Shot Machine HERE.

As always, we'll be giving away loads of products (more than $1000) at 12PM.  You must be present to win.  Below is a list of a few of the items we'll be giving away:

Private card making class for you and SEVEN of your friends.  (value $200)
Big Shot Machine with dies and accessories  (value over $400)
Assorted packages of paper and embellishments (each valued at over $15)
Assorted stamps
Assorted dies
Assorted albums (each valued at $20 or more)
Assorted party supplies
and much, much, more!

Don't miss it!