Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Altered Box

Mary has been busy again.  She decided it was time to create a new box using a recycled Flat Rate box from the Post Office.  The base of this box it covered in Sticky Back Canvas from Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Line, manufactured by Ranger Ink.  Of course, she used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to transform the canvas from a harsh white to a soft, inked, tone.  She used a resist paper from Creative Imaginations for the top of the box and inked it with the same Distress Inks she used on the bottom of the box.  The rose is made from vellum and is cut with Spellbinders Rose Creation Die.  Shimmer and color was added to the rose by using Perfect Pearls Sprays.  The metal accents are from Tim Holtz Idea-o-logy Collection and Vintaj.

Enjoy the images!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Make it Monday

Stop in today between 1PM and 3PM.  We're using the NEW Action Wobbles (springs) and Hero Arts/ Sizzix Stamp and Cut set, to create this fun, interactive card (the sun wiggles and wobbles).  This week's project is $3.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday's Creative Cafe

Join us this afternoon between 4:30PM and 6:30PM.  We'll be using the NEW Pop Up Dies from Sizzix along with Lifestyle Crafts Nautical dies and more Action Wobbles.  Who doesn't love a card that pops up and wiggles?  So, stop in and learn how to use the new Pop Up dies.  This week's project is $3.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

What's New Wednesday

New this week:

Nautical Dies from Lifestyle Crafts.  Have you noticed how popular the Nautical theme is?  I'm starting to see it everywhere...party, gift, home decor, and of course paper crafting.  Stop in for a peek at some of these great designs.

Sizzix has introduced some amazing Pop Up dies!  A simple image doesn't begin to explain all of the fun and creative projects you can make with these.  So, I've included some links to a couple of videos.  Click HERE and HERE for some great video demonstrations explaining how these dies work.

Finally, the Woodland Park collection from October Afternoon is here.  The collection includes several great papers, sticker sheets, and washi tape.  Don't miss it.  The peacock papers are sure to disappear quickly.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Scrabble Tile Charms

My niece has been visiting me the past couple of weeks.  We've been busy crafters, creating all sorts of fun things.  I thought I'd share the scrabble tile charms we've been working on.  This technique has been around for some time, so many of you may have seen this already.  For those of you that haven't, this is a fun, summer project for kids, teens and grown ups.  Stop by the store for the supplies.  We carry everything you'll need, including the scrabble tiles.

Scrabble Tile
Bale (loop for chain)
Patterned paper
Multi-Medium and/or Glossy Accents
Ball Chain

1. Choose an image from your patterned paper and cut to fit your scrabble tile.
2. Adhere the patterned paper to the scrabble tile with multi-medium or Glossy Accents.  Let dry over night.
3. Once dry, I sanded the edges of the paper smooth against the tile.  My paper was slightly larger than the tile.  However, if you measure better than I do, this step may not be necessary.
4.  Apply the multi-medium or glossy accents to the top of your scrabble tile.  If you like the raised epoxy look on the top of your tiles, you'll need to use Glossy Accents.
4.  Let dry overnight.  Glossy Accents may take longer to dry.
5.  Use Glossy Accents or multi-medium to adhere the bale to the back of the scrabble tile.
6.  Add ball chain and you're done!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Make it Monday Project

Stop in today, between 1PM and 3PM to make this beautiful card.  We'll be using the stamp and cut set from Hero Arts that we've been using all month and Lifestyle Crafts Label It Kit.   I love how versatile both of these sets are!  This week's project is $2.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Creative Cafe Friday

Stop in today, between 4:30 PM and 6:30 PM.  We'll be making a birthday card using the Lifestyle Crafts pennant die (one of my favorite dies).  This week's project is $3.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Make it Monday

Look what we're making today!  Stop in between 1PM and 3PM to make this card.  We'll be using one of our NEW stamp sets from Paper Smooches and some Copic Markers.  This week's project is only $2.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Creative Cafe Friday

Stop in today between 4:30 PM and 6:30 PM.   We'll be making these cute cards using Unity Stamps, Copic Markers, and some fun border punches!  Don't miss the fun.  This week's project is only $2.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What's New Wednesday

Happy Wednesday everyone.  We've got some fun, NEW, products to share with you today. 

For all of you Tim Holtz Distress Marker fans....we now have Archival Ink, from Ranger, in 12 colors.  Archival Inks™ provide lasting stamping results that are permanent on many surfaces. Get a crisp image that doesn't bleed over water-based inks and markers, acrylic paint, water colors, Adirondack® Alcohol Ink or Perfect Pearls™ pigment powders.

New Sizzix dies are hanging on the walls in the Die Cut room.  I love the Candy Jar boxes!

Finally, our biggest hit of the week...Action Wobble Springs are here.  You simply cannot explain these with a picture.  So, I've included a video link below.  These springs collapse flat for mailing, and spring back when removed from the envelope.  You've got to see them in action!!  Visit this link for a super quick look at the Action Wobbles "in action".

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Woohooo- From Paper Smooches

Here's a new card from Paper Smooches Chubby Chums stamp set.  Those chubby owls are colored with the following Copic markers:  Y00, YR16, Y17, E35, and E37.

For all of you owl lovers....here's another quick and easy card we featured on our blog last month.  This stamp is from Hero Arts.  We used Tim Holtz Distress Markers (we now have more in stock) to color and stamp the image.  Super quick and easy card!!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Make it Monday Project

Stop in today between 1PM and 3PM.  We'll be using some of the Sizzix Stamp and Cut sets to make this cute card.  This week's project is only $2.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Creative Cafe

Stop in today between 4:30 PM and 6:30 PM.  We're making a card similar to the one shown here.  This week's project is $2.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Lolly and Her Brolly

I have so much fun coloring these girls from Stamping Bella.  This one seemed appropriate as we are still waiting for summer here in the Pacific Northwest.  (please hurry)  I paired her with some paper from Basic Grey's PB&J collection and colored her with Copic markers.  Enjoy.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Make it Monday

It's Monday!  Look what we're making today.  Stop in between 1PM and 3PM and make this cute card.  We'll be using some fun embossing techniques with dies.  That's right, we'll use the cloud die to emboss the image instead of cutting the image.  This week's project is $3.