Monday, October 29, 2012

Make it Monday Project

Look what we're making today.  We're using the new Sizzix Snowmen #2 die to create this adorable snowman gift card/tag.  Stop in between 1PM and 3PM and make one.  This week's project is $3.

Additional supplies used:
Snow Marker from Uchida
Perfect Pearls- Perfect Pearl (color)
Distress Ink- Corduroy and Foam Applicator Tool
Stickles- Stardust
Sizzix Snomen #2 Die
Jollee's Snowflake Repeats
Orange Copic Marker
Ribbon, brown cardstock, white cardstock, and embossed dot cardstock

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday's Creative Cafe

Look what we're making today.  Another quick and easy Holiday card using Fancy Pants "Home for Christmas" papers and Martha Stewart Crafts "Cottage Christmas" embellishments.  Stop in between 4:30PM and 6:30PM to make one of these cards.  This week's project is $3.

Supplies used:
Fancy Pants' Home for Christmas papers
Martha Stewart's Cottage Christmas embellishments
Die-namics label die
Hero Arts' Miracle of the Holidays stamp set

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

What's New Wednesday

The Christmas goodies are starting to hit the shelves.  We just put out the Holly Berry Collage tableware from Creative Converting.  I love the table setting image from their website.  They've mixed the tableware with birch, pine cones, and green, for a wonderful rustic and cozy look.

Sizzix has some GREAT deals right now.  Both of the above dies come with FREE products.  The gable box includes TWO FREE EMBOSSING FOLDERS and the  Snowmen die includes a FREE SIZZLITS LET IT SNOW DIE.  I'm sure these won't last long.

Finally, our last image is from CR Gibson.  We have some beautiful boxed cards that sold out last year as soon as we put them out.  I ordered extra this year, but expect that they will disappear quickly.  They are dimensional and glittered and almost look hand made.  The box is as beautiful as the cards and the price is less than $1 per card.  We also just put out this cute Santa tableware.  It's fun for Christmas Eve,  Cookie Parties, or a fun Holiday lunch.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tutorial- Masked Christmas Card

We used "A Splash of Winter" from Penny Black Stamps to create this masked Christmas card.  We've added a link to the tutorial in case you missed our demonstration last weekend.

Download the tutorial by visiting the link below.
Tutorial - Masked Christmas Card

Monday, October 22, 2012

Make it Monday Project

We're making a quick and easy Holiday card using some of Doodlebug Design's North Pole paper and embellishments.  Stop in between 1PM and 3PM and create one for yourself.  This week's project is only $2.

Hero Arts Miracle of the Holiday Stamp Set
Die-Namics Tiny Dot border die
Spellbinders Labels 18 Nestabilities Set
Doodlebug Design's North Pole paper and embellishment

Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday's Creative Cafe

Don't miss this Halloween treat bag.  We'll be using some stamps and dies from My Favorite Things to dress up this glassine bag.  Just in time for your favorite trick or treaters.  Stop in between 4:30PM and 6:30PM.  This week's project is only $2.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What's New Wednesday

More Tim Holtz goodies have arrived.  I know many of you have been waiting for his Alterations Dies from Sizzix.   They have arrived.  We have the poinsettia, nutcracker, pillow box movers and shapers, cardinal and poinsettia movers and shapers, and the wreath movers and shapers.  We also have his poinsettia textured impressions.  It's beautiful.

For our Stamping Bella fans.  We have Quinn and her boots.  As you know, I love these stamps.  Watch for a colored sample....coming soon.

Finally, this die from Sizzix is GREAT.  It makes fun, interactive mini albums, wonderful centerpieces for your table or fireplace mantel, and unique cards.  Watch your emails for a fun Fall project we'll be creating on Monday with this die.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hero Arts and Sizzix Stamp and Cut Set

Happy Tuesday everyone.  Thought we'd share some Holiday cards we made with the Stamp and Cut Ornament set from Sizzix / Hero Arts.  These cards are wonderful, yet, quick and easy to recreate.

The background of this card was stamped with one of the Penny Black background stamps we have in stock and Espresso pigment ink from Ranger.  I used Pearlescent Ivy Brilliance ink from Tsukineko to stamp the ornaments.  Once the ink was dry on the ornaments, I sprayed them with Perfect Pearl Spray from Ranger Ink.  It's hard to see, but they do have a shimmer to them.  I added the ornaments to the front of the card with foam dimensional dots and stamped the sentiment in the same green as the ornaments.

I stamped and cut the second ornament in the set to create this card.  I used the same Espresso ink from Ranger Ink and the same background stamp from Penny Black.  I embossed the blue cardstock with one of the Sizzix embossing folder we have in stock and used Martha Stewarts Holly Punch for the holly accent on the ornament.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Make it Monday

Look what we're making today.  We're using Lifestyle Crafts / Quickutz treat box die to create this Fall treat.  Wouldn't this be perfect for your place settings at the Thanksgiving table?  Stop in between 1PM and 3PM to make one for yourself.  This week's project is only $3.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday's Creative Cafe

Look what's happening at the Creative Cafe tonight.  We're making Halloween cards using the Distressed Pumpkin stamp and die set from My Favorite Things.  Stop in between 4:30PM and 6:30PM.  This week's project is only $2.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Echo Park Very Merry Christmas Stickers

Looking for some quick and easy ideas for Christmas cards?  We used the sticker sheet from Echo Park's Very Merry Christmas collection to create some super quick cards.

Supplies we used:
Echo Park's Very Merry Christmas sticker sheet
Red cardstock
White cardstock
Embossing folder
A sentiment stamp (Technique Tuesday- Jingle All the Way) and red ink (Tree Card)
Action Wobble to make the tree "wobble" or you could use foam dimensional dots
Foam dimensional dots
Doily die cut (Noel Card)
Small piece of patterned paper (Wish Card)
Stickles- Stardust and Christmas Red

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What's New Wednesday

We finally received our Ranger shipment of Sticky Embossing Powder.  It's perfect for glitter, sparkly fluff, or, as shown in the picture, gold leafing.  I'm working on a Penny Black card using both of these products.  I hope to have it finished and show it to you next week.

The second image is also a long awaited shipment.  For all of you Tim Holtz fans....his Idea-o-logy collection has finally arrived.  I'm loving the little lantern.  It's battery operated!  Can't wait to see what shows up on his blog with this cute thing.  Also in stock, his NEW Seasonal Chit Chat stickers, and paper pads.

Visit this link for a look at some of the NEW Tim Holtz products used to create this beautiful Configuration Box.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Penny Black Holiday Stamps

We have some wonderful Christmas stamps this year from Penny Black.   I love their stamps.  They have such a great variety of styles.  You can create some adorable and cute cards with their hedgehogs and snowmen.  Choose a more traditional card with their Wise Men stamp, or opt for elegance and "wintery" (not sure that's a word) using some of their beautiful trees.

We have a few samples to share below.  Stop in for an up close and personal look, and some basic instructions on how you can create one of these for your Christmas cards.

Penny Black Stamp- "The Light Brigade"  Don't you love the Sparkly Fluff we glued on their bellies?

Penny Black- "Santa's Hat"
We colored the image with Copic markers, embossed the background with and embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts, and the sentiment is from Technique Tuesday's "Good Cheer" set.

Penny Black- "To Follow the Star"
We used the Sizzix Flip die to create this fun card at our Holiday workshop last week.

Penny Black- "A Splash of Winter"
Watch your emails this month for demo information on this card.  We'll be demonstrating how to make this beautiful card.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Make it Monday

Look what we're making today.  Stop in between 1PM and 3PM and make one of these adorable Halloween treat bags.  We'll be using Spellbinders label dies and embellishments from Doodlebug Designs.  This week's project is only $3.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Saturday Creative Cafe- FREE Tag

Stop in today between 11AM and 4PM.  We're playing with the NEW Sizzix/ Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Tag set.  So, stop by and make this tag, FREE, when you purchase $10 or more.  Project available while supplies last.

This is an adult only project.  Please, do not bring babies or small children if you plan on making the tag.  Space is limited, making it very difficult to accommodate strollers and children, as well as those attending the "make and take."

Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday's Creative Cafe

Look what we're making today at the Creative Cafe.  We're using my favorite Halloween / Fall stamp and die set from My Favorite Things to create this cute lollipop treat for Halloween.  Stop in between 4:30PM and 6:30PM and make one for yourself.  This week's project is $3.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

What's New Wednesday

 Wow!  It's Wednesday already.  Where does the time go?

Are you an owl fan?  If so, you'll love this new paper we have from Echo Parks Fall Fever mini collection.  Best of's made in the USA.

Pink Paislee has a wonderful collection of resist paper and chipboard, and a fabric album cover.  Ink or paint the resist papers any color you want and expose the beautiful varnished designs.  The fabric album cover is perfect for stamping, painting, inking and creating your own beautiful piece of art.  This one is going to be fun.  Can't wait to see what Mary does with it.

Finally we have the North Pole collection from Doodlebug Designs.  It's such a cute collection.  Their products are always so colorful, cheerful, and whimsical.  I'm in love with their holly berry paper this year.  It's got to be my favorite.

Stop in for a look.  The owl paper won't last long!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Darcie's Heart & Home Halloween Stamps

I thought these little guys were so cute.  This stamp, from Darcie's Heart and Home, came in a few weeks ago.  I couldn't resist taking them home.

The spider web stamp is from Impression Obsession.  I stamped  with embossing ink on white paper, and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I used Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink, and inked over the embossed spider webs.  I then sprayed it with Ranger's Perfect Pearls spray (color perfect pearl).  The mummy is colored with Copic markers.

I colored this guy with Copic markers and placed him on a background stamped with the NEW Hero Arts Neon Inks and a background from Impression Obsession.  The embossing folder is from Lifestyle Crafts.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Our Make it Monday Project is FREE Today!

Another FREE project today!  Stop in between 1PM and 3PM.  We'll be using some of the Impression Obsession stamps that just arrived to create this beautiful card.  Once again, it's FREE today.  So, stop in and play.