Monday, May 30, 2016

More Party Animals from Avery Elle

A few weeks ago I cut and colored loads of these balloons from the More Party Animals set from Avery Elle.  I finally put them all on cards.  I shared one last week, another today, and one more coming next week.  Hope you don't get tired of them!

The balloons were stamped and cut from watercolor paper (I use this brand) and colored using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  The letters are from the Stitched Alphabet Die-namics set from MFT Stamps, and were also cut from the same watercolor paper.  I inked them using Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink and an Ink Blending Tool.

The background is also inked with Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Beneath the Sea by Graphic 45

We have another project from Mary using the Graphic 45 collection, Beneath the Sea.  She decided to paint and cover a shell creating a small dish.  It's perfect for holding your rings on a vanity or bathroom counter.  She also created a decorative frame to go with it.

The frame was cut using the Tim Holtz Ornate Frame 2 from Sizzix.  She painted it, and then covered it with the glaze she had left from the Mosaic Kit that was used in her project featured last week.  If you missed that project, you can find HERE.

We live near the ocean, so we always have random shells laying around.  She decided this collection would be the perfect product to re-purpose a shell, creating a dish for holding rings or small jewelry.  Here's a closer look at her shell.

We don't currently have these products listed in our online store.  However, we'd be happy to create a custom order and ship them to you.  Please contact Kayla at if you see something you'd like.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

What's New Wednesday

It's time for What's New Wednesday.  Hope you are all having a great week.

We have quite a few new product in stock.


We're loving the new release from Lawn Fawn.  Please use this LINK to see all the new Lawn Fawn products available.

We also have the stamp shammy back in stock.  Here's the LINK if you'd like to order it online.  Not sure what it does?  Check out this VIDEO or stop in the store and give it a try . I promise, you'll love it!


You'll love the new Bloom & Grow, and Sunshine & Happiness Collections from Simple Stories.  Both are now available.  You can find them online HERE.

Check out Simple Stories Blog for some fun, creative ideas using these product lines.  I love how they used the Sunshine & Happiness collection in their planners!


New Village Brownstone and accessory dies are now in stock.


The Minc Spray is now available as well as the Deco Art Foil pen.


Below are links to some FUN FINDS we came across while "surfing" social media sites and the internet.  There are so many amazing, talented people sharing their work and knowledge.  I love it!!  We thought we'd share a few of them here.

1.  Loved this video featuring a great tip for stamping the Altenew Peony Bouquet.  You can view that video HERE.
2.  Here's a LINK to a great video from Hero Arts showing you how to manipulate your ink colors by incorporating a white ink into your stamping process.  I think you'll like this!!
3.  Clean Color Real Brush Markers are my new obsession.  Debby Hughes is incredibly talented and her work is amazing.  Here's one of her VIDEOS featuring the Clean Color Real Brush Markers.
4.  Of course, we don't want you to miss our blog posts from this week. Be sure to check them our HERE and HERE.


We still have space in our June Card Club.  Be sure to stop in or give us a call if you'd like to register.  We'd love to have you.  All other classes are currently full.

If you don't live locally, remember, all online orders are FREE Shipping over $20 (US Only).

Monday, May 23, 2016

More Party Animals from Avery Elle

Last week we shared a peek on Instagram of all these fun party balloons colored and waiting for cards.  We finally turned them into fun party cards.  We're sharing this one today, and will share the others next week.

We used the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color the balloon images that were stamped and cut from watercolor paper.  The balloons and sentiment are from the More Party Animal set from Avery Elle.  The letters were cut using the Stitched Alphabet set from MFT Stamps.

You can find the products we used to create this card using the links below:

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
More Party Animals Stamp and Die set from Avery Elle
Stitched Alphabet Die-namics die set from MFT Stamps

Friday, May 20, 2016

Seaside Inspired Card using Memory Box Dies

Today we're sharing a seaside inspired card using some of the new Memory Box dies and Gansai Tambi watercolors.

The background and die cut pieces were colored using the Gansai Tambi and Starry Colors watercolors.  I love the intense shimmer you get when adding Starry Colors to your watercolors.

Here's a closer look at that shimmer effect from the Starry Colors.  It's hard to capture how beautiful it is in a photograph.

We still have the Starry Colors and Gansai Tambi watercolors in stock.  You'll find them both HERE.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

What's New Wednesday

Hello Wednesday!  We're half way to the weekend everyone.

Here's what's new around here, just in case you haven't been by the shop lately.


Stamp and Die for Memory Planning-  Great for Project Life.  View them all the new stamps and dies HERE.

Planner Stamps- Also great for Memory Keeping and Project Life


New stamps and dies are now in stock.  You can view them HERE.

More new stamps and dies from Hero Arts.  You can find them all HERE.

This amazing Safari Collection from G45 is now in stock.

 We also have a limited supply of their Deluxe Collector's Edition for Halloween in Wonderland available.


Congrats to Marie Jacobs.  Her name was randomly chosen from the April Card Challenge entries.  She won a set of 12 Clean Color Real Brush Markers!  Wahoo!!

It's not too late to participate in our May Challenge.  You can read all about it HERE.

Just a reminder, we offer FREE Shipping on all online orders over $20 (US only).

Monday, May 16, 2016

Graphic 45 Beneath the Sea

Wow!  Look at Mary's beautiful mixed media project she created with Graphic 45's Beneath the Sea collection and some of the new Idea-Ology pieces from Tim Holtz.  Most of this product is not currently available in our online store (only our Sequim, WA location).  However, if you'd like some of the products below, we'd be happy to add them to your order.  Simply email us at and let us know what products you're looking for.  If we have them in stock, we'd be happy to ship them to you.

Mary used the Tim Holtz Mosaic Kit to create a mosaic tile effect with Graphic 45's Beneath the Sea papers.   If you're not familiar with the Mosaic Tile Kit, you can watch this VIDEO from Tim Holtz demonstrating how it's used.

Here's a closer look at the tiles, and the embellishments she added to the top of the tiles once they were dry.  The Mini Gears and the Framed Panel are from the Tim Holtz Idea-Ology collection.  You really must see this in person.  My photography skills do not represent the amazing details and beauty of this piece.

Here's what that paper looks like once you've used the Mosaic Tile Kit to transform the paper into tiles!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

What's New Wednesday

Hello Wednesday.  Hope everyone is having a great week.

Look what's in stock?

The Color Crush planners from Webster's Pages are now in stock.  Don't you love these beautiful, new colors?  View them all HERE.

We have both the personal and A5 planners in stock.  We also have Webster's Pages new traveler's notebooks in all three colors and their inserts in stock.  You can view all these fun, new planners HERE.

We have new destination stamps from Hero Arts.  They are great for making cards but would also be wonderful for embellishing your scrapbooks and planners.  Of course these are our favorites, but you can view them all HERE.

New, May releases are now in stock.  Below are a few of our favorites, but you can find them all HERE.  You can also view some fun projects on our MFT Pinterest Board, HERE.


If you like participating in our Card Challenge you can find details for our May Challenge HERE.  We're still sorting through all the cards from last month's challenge.  We'll announce the winner for the May Challenge later this week.


Here are a few links to some fun projects we featured on the blog last week.  Be sure to use the links and take a look.

Watercolored Peony Bouquet

Spring Wreath from MFT Stamps

Hopes and Dreams from Technique Tuesday

PLEASE NOTE:  Our retail store in downtown Sequim, WA will be closed on Saturday, May 14, 2016 for the Irrigation Festival Parade.  You can find out more about the Irrigation Festival activities HERE.