Friday, January 31, 2014

Cards With Dawn

Hi everyone, it's time for another card class.  This month we will be using stencils again and a couple different techniques.  I can't seem to stop playing with my stencils lately!  Anyway, as always we will be making 5 cards and you can sign up over the phone and hold your spot with a credit card and then pay by cash or check on the day of the class, or stop by the store and pay by cash or a personal check made out to me Dawn Schuster.  The number to the store is: 540 548-3788.

Dates:  Sunday February 9th @ 1.30pm
            Wednesday February 12th @ 10.30am
            Thursday February 13th @ 10.30am
Cost:    $18.00

Choose the date that works best for you!

Please bring your basic supplies along with glue dots, pop dots, 1/4" double sided tape, corner chomper if you have one, liquid glue or glossy accents and a scallop border punch if you have one.

I look forward to seeing you in class.


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Looking Forward to Spring- CHA Goodies and Trend Spotting!


Have you heard of CHA?  It stands for Craft and Hobby Association.  Twice each year they have a convention where many of our favorite companies show off what they have coming out for the season.  Cheryl travels there each time and picks out all the goodies for our store.  She also takes some great classes with some true scrapbooking masters.  Doesn't it sound fun?  :)

I bet you're wondering what goodies she picked out right?  Here is a peek of some of things we'll be getting in this spring.  The arrival dates are set by the companies so we can't tell you when they'll be here right now but be sure to like us on Facebook to keep up to date on what we get in!


Special Delivery- Girl

Special Delivery- Boy

New Core Kits

New Mini Kits

As you can see we have a lot to look forward to this spring!!  Some of these things have already started to arrive- we received our Taylored Expressions order along with a few of Tim Holtz's new stamps and stencils.  We also have new Instagram Albums in from We R Memory Keepers and an SRM Sticker shipment here this week!

While Cheryl was at CHA, she also spotted a few trends we think will be big this year.  Here are a few you can look for:

It seems like every company is coming out with their own stencils this year!  Teresa Collins has added embossing paste and tools to use with hers:

Heidi Swapp has her line of mists that work great with hers:

There were lots of 'hello' embellishments, diecuts, papers, and stamps to be seen!  Here is a favorite new die from Lawn Fawn (page by Melissa Mann):

There were a couple of really cute new lines with typewriters.  I love this one from Pink Paislee:

Instagram Related Products
Instagram is fun and of course we want to scrapbook our photostreams!  These new products make it easy to use square photos.  Take a peek at these mini albums from We R Memory Keepers:

And this fun banner kit by Teresa Collins:

Washi Tape In Various Sizes
We already love washi but now we can love it in narrow strips or bold wide strips!

Tiny Embellishments
Cute, little bits and pieces are everywhere!  Sequins, tiny wooden shapes, and epoxy dots are all the rage.  Here's a great example by Chic Tags:

Now this is not a complete list of what we saw or what we ordered.  We will be updating Facebook each time we put something new out onto the floor.  If you don't want to miss a thing, be sure to like our page. :)

Thanks and I hope you're all as excited as we are about the new products!!