Wednesday, March 30, 2011

We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Back In Stock!

The Sew Easy is back in stock along with the original Sew Easy inter changeaable heads.  The new heads are not shipping yet. These are the tools that allow you to add stitching to your project without having to drag out the sewing machine :)

The stitch piercer creates perfectly aligned holes that can easily be stitched up. A variety of interchangeable "heads" (designs) are available to achieve almost any look! We also have a variety of Sew Easy Floss!

Happy Hump Day!

Come and "Celebrate Today" with us! Colors are soft yellows, turquois, and greens.  $5.00 while supplies last.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Creative Sales Associate Position Open

Are you crafty? Do you love to scrapbook? Do you love to work with people? We are looking for a part-time sales associate who can work weeknights and weekends .

Must be willing to work evenings (starting 3:30pm-4pm), weekends and holidays. Retail experience a plus.  Please apply at the store.

Monday, March 28, 2011

NEW! We R Memory Keepers' Tres Elegant!

Tres Elegant; Perfect for Friends and Family, Weddings, Heritage and even Cherry Blossoms!  To see the entire collection click here.

NEW! From Silhouette!

Adhesive Cardstock

Silhouette adhesive cardstock makes it easier than ever to cut words and shapes in intricate detail without worrying about adhesive. You can even cut adhesive cardstock without a cutting mat for an easier and quicker project. All paper packs contain 16 sheets of grassclotch textured adhesive-backed cardstock. Use the pick-me-up tool with adhesive-backed cardstock for easier removal of cutout designs.

Premium Vinyl

Premium vinyl has a stronger adhesive for indoor and outdoor use. It's gentle enough for most indoor walls, but resilient enough to withstand the sun and weather. Premium vinyl comes in rolls 9 inches by 10 feet long (frosted vinyl is 9 inches by 4 feet).
Sewable Fabric Interfacing

Silhouette sewable interfacing has a thinner adhesive allowing you to temporarily iron your cutout designs to your project while you sew or stitch them. Contains 17" x 36" of interfacing.

Clean Cut Fabric Interfacing

Silhouette clean cut interfacing has a stronger adhesive for a cleaner cut and less fraying over time. Use clean cut interfacing for projects that don't need to be washed or that can be hand-stitched.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Design Team

Happy spring! Despite the snow we're expecting tonight, I've been really inspired recently by bright spring-y colors.

Products used: My Minds' Eye Fine & Dandy patterned paper and chipboard, Doodlebug brad and alpha stickers, Bazzill borders and cardstock, We R Memory Keepers sewn cardstock, Lifestyle Crafts label die, Making Memories Slice

I tried out some of the newest Mister Huey mists from Studio Calico on this next page, and I really love the great matte coverage they give. I'm a spray ink junkie, and these are a wonderful addition to the sparklier mists from Tattered Angels and Maya Road.

Products used: My Minds' Eye Stella and Rose patterned papers, American Crafts pin, Fancy Pants chipboard, Studio Calico Mister Huey mists (Clover and Sunshine)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

NEW! Pink Paislee!

NEW! Ranger Ink!

Tim Holtz® Distress Stains™

Distress Stains are fluid water-based dyes for papers and other porous surfaces. Use for quick and easy ink coverage for backgrounds and larger areas. Mist with water to lighten color and create mottled effects. Apply layers of stain to achieve more saturated color.

The brushed nylon dabber top has a built-in spring valve. This allows for controlling the release of Distress Stains from the bottle. By pressing the dabber top down onto surface, the valve opens and fluid releases. Lift dabber away from surface to stop fluid flow. Spread Distress Stains by swiping the dabber top lightly as a brush across the surface.

Note: If Distress Stain project will be used outdoors, first seal with a weatherproof sealer.

• Acid free, non-toxic
• Fade-resistant dyes
• Dabber top with spring valve control
• Available in 1 fluid ounce bottles

Perfect Pearls™ Pigment Kits

Create dazzling pearlescent effects with Perfect Pearls™! Specially developed with a built-in resin, Perfect Pearls™ Pigments are easy to use wet or dry.

Two NEW colors! Cafe and Confections!

We also received 9 NEW Stickles Glitter Glues! Restock of the 15 Liquid Pearls in the new formula and...

New Product by Tim Holtz; Paper Stacks, Tissue Tape & Gun, Kraft Glassine Stacks & Envelopes, Print Tray, Plaquettes, Accoutrements, so much fun stuff!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

NEW! My Little Yellow Bicycle Elizabeth Park

Elizabeth Park is a color-drenched collection reminiscent of a stroll through your favorite park or a garden concert, resplendent with flowers, birds, and music


Note: If you love this line, buy it now! The manufacturer is already out of the paper!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

NEW! Jenni Bowlin!

Jenni Bowlin's new release is here! We have her new papers, hodge podge books, stamps, flag banners, rhinestone charms, round tart tins, vintage style wooden spools, and all her new vintage embellishments!

Copic Classes

We have a couple of upcoming Copic classes that I wanted to remind you about!

Samples by Michele Fries

Cheryl will be holding a Copics Basics Workshop on Saturday, March 19th at 10:30am. The cost is $35.00 which includes 3 Copics that you'll use in class (store's choice). Come learn the basics of coloring with Copics and see why everyone loves these markers so much! Due to the next few months being very busy, this may be the only Basics class we hold this spring- get in while you can!

Michele will be teaching a Copic Clinic for intermediate students on Saturday, April 2nd. She will be focusing on the techniques and textures of coloring hair. For this class, you will bring your own markers to use. The cost is $12.00. Michele will be ready for any questions you may have about Copics and techniques using them.

Our Copics teachers are all certified by Copic and have vast knowledge about the markers and the techniques done with them.

Hope to see you at our next class!

Cards Class on Saturday!


I thought I'd pop on and share a few cards we will be making in Saturday's card class. We will be making four cards with a Springtime theme.

I'll show you heat embossing, emboss resist, and shadow stamping on this one:

You'll learn how to make your own stained wrinkle ribbon on this one:

And we'll be making paper pinwheels on this one:

There is one more using the Letterpress by Lifestyle Crafts but it is still a work in progress. You will learn the basics of this cool system though!

If you'd like to sign up, there is still spots available. Class is this Saturday, March 19th, at 1:30 pm and costs $16.00. Please call the store to sign up!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fresh Spring Layouts and Cute Gift Idea

Happy Wednesday!  It's Karen with a bit of crafty inspiration using the new (and gorgeous!) line "Springtime" from Echo Park and "Grandma's Featherbed" from Bazzill Papers.  These two layouts were so fun to create. They satisfied (for now) my yearning for spring. I love the fresh colors of the Echo Park "Springtime" line. The coordinating sticker sheet features the adorable yellow polka-dot bicycle. I hand-cut the tree trunk, but used a Maya Road chipboard shape for the foliage. First I inked up the chipboard with a bit of white, then sponged on green. I cut some simple leaves with my Cricut and inked them as well, randomly adhering them in bunches to the chipboard. It was easy and I think it's super cute! I love to take photos of the flowers and "creatures" around my house and I thought this layout would show some of these pics off. I printed the photos at home at 2 x 2.5 on a sheet of letter-size photo paper. I kept the white borders, and just had to trim a bit and cut the sheet in half to fit it long on my page. It's a great way to add a lot of photos, but still have room to play on the other side of the layout.
I wanted to use all the awesome patterns of "Grandma's Feather Bed" from Bazzill, so I decided to try out little squares.  I punched them from the paper and lined them up to create borders around my photos (don't you love these photos of my sisters and me?).  The title was a sticker from my stash - I think it's from Me & My Big Ideas.  

I found a photo of a cute notecard gift set in an old idea book and set about making my own.  It was a little bit of trial and error to measure/cut the main folder (there were no directions in the book), but luckily I had two sheets of purple cardstock :).  The folder has 6 blank cards in one pocket and an envelope containing 3 each of 3 different sentiments: Thanks, Thinking of You, and Happy Birthday.  The lucky recipient can then use the cards any way she desires by adhering the appropriate sentiment circle.  The folder itself is made from one 12x12 sheet.  I covered a Maya Road chipboard shape with the sunny yellow patterned paper for the front.  The whole thing is held closed with a magnet (tucked under the yellow paper and the paper strap and sticker).  I can't wait to make some more.  I think they'd be great gifts.  Happy Scrappin!

Happy Hump Day!!!

Happy Hump Day!!! Today's Hump Day brought to you by the lovely Dawn. $5 while supplies last.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

NEW! American Crafts

Peachy Keen features the tools and designs a blogger of the present would use were she to hitch a time-machine back to the 50s. The line’s vintage flair appeals to traditional and contemporary scrapbookers alike. Designs include cameras, typewriters, and floral motifs.

We've also received six new gorgeous Patterned Albums with stylish patterns and colors.

Happy Go Lucky is an everyday spring line inspired, in part, by the sweets found in a candy shop. Full of bright, vivid colors; stripes, flowers and birds, this line will have you skipping, jumping and signing to its carefree tune.

Monday, March 14, 2011

CD Restyling make-up class

We've rescheduled the cd restyling class for Wednesday, March 23rd at 10:30. There are still spots open. If you're interested in this class please call the store & put your name on the sign up sheet. For those of you who aren't familiar with the class we will be upcyling scratched cd's. In the class we'll be using various ephemera, buttons, gems, & flowers to create unique pieces of art to hang on a door knob, craft room, or that spot in your office that needs a little brightening up. It's a great way to use up all those odds & ends we don't want to throw away but don't know where to use them.

Class date: Wednesday, March 23rd at 10:30
Fee: $15
Please bring basic tool kit, adhesive, & favorite glue

Friday, March 11, 2011

NEW! from Cosmo Cricket!

Salt Air, for this one, think beach, mermaids, bubbles and simple summer days.

Here is Social Club! Social Club! Think Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, a sweet tune and a dry martini!

Think hip girl with a crafty knack for taking cast-offs and making them super fabulous!
I just love all three lines!!! We got all the accessories, above is just a sampling, you will have to come in to see everything :) The Glubers are on back order and I should know shortly when to expect them! Enjoy!