Saturday, June 29, 2013

Weekend Giveaway!!!

Paper Smooches- Crystal Clear Stamp Set

I've been busy making cards with the new Crystal Clear stamp set from Paper Smooches.  This particular one was inspired by a card I saw on Jennifer McGuire's Blog.  She is an amazing card maker and a great source of inspiration.

The die cut is from the "Happy Hellos" Die-namics set from MFT Stamps.  I cut it three times, and layered them on top of each other for some dimension.  The flower centers are embellished with Liquid Pearls from Ranger Ink.

Looking for more ideas?  Scroll down to the bottom for a link to this month's Quick and Easy Card Club.  We'll be using the same stamp set to create two quick and easy cards.  Don't miss the class!!

I'm also using this set for our New Quick and Easy Card Club this month.  Visit this LINK for class details.

Friday, June 28, 2013

MFT Peaceful Wildflowers Stamp and Die Sets

Today we are sharing three cards made with the Peaceful Wildflowers Stamps and Die-Namics set.  We currently have both the stamp set and the die set in stock.  Stop in for a look.

 I love the soft, water color look that seems so popular right now.  We used Tim Holtz Distress inks to create the soft background and banner for the sentiment.

This is a great set for creating, quick and easy cards.  The images and sentiments in this set are perfect for sympathy, thinking of you and friendship.

We used the "Happy Hellos" Die-namics set for the sentiment on this card.

Looking for more inspiration? 
Click on this LINK to visit our MFT Stamps Pinterest Board.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What's New Wednesday

Lots of new stamps and Die-namics dies from MFT Stamps arrived last week.  Visit our Pinterest Board for MFT Stamps. We've pinned some great ideas!!

 This has been the week for new stamps.  We also received a shipment of stamps from Penny Black  and Hero Arts.  Be sure to stop in for a peek at all the new goodies.

Things you may have missed this week:

1.  Our July Classes have been posted!  Head over to our website and click on the classes tab for information regarding each of our classes.
2.  Information regarding Make and Take Friday can be found HERE.
3.  We added an Alcohol Ink Pinterest Board.  Head over for a look at the cool things you can do with alcohol inks.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Art Journal Inspiration

We have another page from Ryan's art journal.  This is a background he's created using Dylusion Sprays from Dyan Reaveley and stencils.  Can't wait to see what he does with this creative and colorful background.

Monday, June 24, 2013

FREE Friday Make and Take

Be sure to stop in this Friday, between 5PM and 7PM for our FREE Friday "Make and Take".  Purchase 4 bottles of alcohol ink, and we'll give you the 5th bottle FREE!  "Make and Take" and "Gift with Purchase" are available only while supplies last.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

What's New Wednesday

Big NEWS this week!  Project Life has arrived.  We've been waiting since January for these kits and can't believe they are finally here!  Even better news, we are offering a FREE package of Photo Pocket Pages when you purchase one of the Project Life Core Kits.  Hurry in, I think these will sell fast.

New dies arrived from Sizzix.  The Antique Handles and Antique Labels include a FREE embossing folder.  It's great for adding texture to the die cuts.  The Instant Photo frame is showing up in projects everywhere.  It seems to have joined some of latest trends.

I'm in love with these papers!!  Great job October Afternoon.

Did you know the downtown merchants are celebrating Summer Solstice with a Moonlight Madness Sale?  Come downtown, this Friday, between 5PM and 8PM.  Participating merchants will be offering select merchandise 60% to 90%.

Fun stuff you may have missed this week:

1.  FREE Friday "Make and Take" and "Gift with Purchase"
2.  Art Journal Inspiration on our blog
3.  Mixed Media Inspiration post on our blog
4.  Video Tutorial for a fun Slider Card

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Art Journal Inspiration

This week we are sharing a page from my art journal.  I was inspired by a canvas I saw with large circles "dancing" across the page.  This is what it inspired me to create.

What will you create?

Monday, June 17, 2013

FREE Friday "Make and Take" and "Gift with Purchase"

Be sure to stop in this Friday, between 5PM and 7PM for our FREE Friday "Make and Take".  Purchase $25 or more, while you are there, and we'll give you the stamp used in the "Make and Take" for FREE.  "Make and Take" and "Gift with Purchase" are available only while supplies last.

Free stamp set shown below:

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Mixed Media Inspiration

Today I'm sharing one of my latest mixed media projects from my art journal. 

I used Tim Holtz Mixed Media stamps, a stencil from Prima, Claudine Hellmuth's Studio paints, and some old sewing patterns to create the background for this page.  The bird was a black and white photo image.  I "collage pauged" it onto my page and painted over it with Cluadine's Studio paints.

Want to learn how to create mixed media projects like this?  Visit our website for info on our Mixed Media Class

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What's New Wednesday

Happy Wednesday everyone!  We are 1/2 way to the weekend.  Hooray!

As usual, we have lots of new products and happenings this week. Too many to include them all. So, we strongly encourage you to follow our Facebook page.  You DON'T have to be a Facebook user to visit our page.  Visit our Facebook page by clicking this link and bookmark it.  Then, you can visit often, for the most up to date information!!

Back to what's new this week...

Planning a party or summer event?  We have some great party supplies!!

Lavender Festival is just around the corner!  Lavender stamps have arrived.

 I {HEART} Summer collection from Simple Stories is here.  You've got to see it!   

Back in stock, Inktense Pencils from Derwent.  Love these!

Inktense Pencils

Pencil to ink in just one wash.
Pen and ink offers strong, intense color combined with a translucent effect. Now you can enjoy these distinctive qualities in an easy to use pencil. Inktense has a highly blendable texture and comes in a range of 71 jewel-like colors, plus a non-soluble outliner which allows you to draw outlines that are permanent, even when water is applied. Apply pure, vibrant dry color then wash the pigment out completely to leave an ink-like effect. Once dry, the color is permanent and can be worked over with other media. The possibilities are endless, the results stunning. 

Inktense pencils can be used on fabric to create interesting silk paintings and unique quilting projects.

NEW Paper Smooches stamps!! 


We still have space available in several of our classes.   Visit the links below for additional information.

Copic Technique Class- Shading and Blending

Peaceful Wildflower Stamp ClassStamp set is included in the cost of the class.  It's yours to keep!

What Lovely Flowers Class- Learn to make beautiful paper flowers!

Mixed Media Workshop

Fun stuff and lots of inspiration!

1.  Great inspiration on our Summer Pinterest Board.
2.  Art Journal inspiration on our Blog.  More inspiration.
3.  FREE Friday "Make and Take" and "Gift With Purchase"!
4.  Alcohol Ink fun.
5.  Hipster Collection from Basic Grey.
6.  Fun Easel Card from Splitcoast Stampers.
7.  Beautfiul watercolor technique with Tim Holtz Distress Markers from Jenninfer McGuire.
8.  Coloring with Derwent Inktense Pencils.
9.  More color inspiration using Inktense Pencils.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Art Journal Inspiration

Thought we'd share more inspiration from Ryan's art journal today.  I think it's unanimous, we all love the sprays from Dyan Reaveley and stencils (any type of stencil).  We really can't get enough of them!

I love the "ghosting" effect Ryan created on these pages with stencils and sprays.  Stop in and we'll show you how to create a similar look in your art journal.

Do you love to "play" in your art journal?  If so, consider joining us for our monthly Art Journal Creative Play workshop.  All you need to bring is your art journal.  We'll provide inspiration and some fun products to play with.  Visit our website for more details.

Monday, June 10, 2013

FREE Friday "Make & Take" and "Gift with Purchase"!

Be sure to mark your calendar for this week's FREE Friday "Make & Take" and "Gift with Purchase".  See you on Friday!

FREE "Make and Take" and "Gift with Purchase" are available on Friday, June 14th only, between 5PM and 7PM, while supplies last.
Purchase $25 or more, and receive TWO FREE Chalk Ink Edgers from Prima Marketing!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Wicked Nautical from Paper Smooches

Just a couple of cards to share today.  I created these using the Wicked Nauticool stamp set from Paper Smooches.  Hope you're inspired to create something fun today.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Sweet Roses from MFT Stamps

Today we're sharing the cards we made in the "Sweet Roses" class last week.  If you wanted to come to the class, but just couldn't make it, we have four kits left.  Each kit comes complete with all pieces pre-cut, step by step directions with color images of each card, AND the "Sweet Roses" stamp set.  You'll need your own adhesive and inks.  If you're not interested in the kit, but want the stamp, we have that as well.  Give us a call or stop in before they disappear.  Kits are $25 and can be shipped.  If you are interested in the stamp set only, that is $17.99 and can be shipped as well.