Thursday, May 31, 2012

June Promotions Flyer!

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Promotions valid only during time period specified, no exceptions.
Promotions not to be combined with other offers, discounts or coupons.

Printed flyers are available for pick-up at the store.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Now online!

The fabulous new collection "Summer Fresh" from Simple Stories is now available online!

Check out the fabulous inspiration below and be sure to get yours today!  This collection is too fabulous to stay on the shelves for too long!

Created by Jill Cornell

Created by Kim Holmes

Monday, May 28, 2012

Kit of the Week!

A new week means a fabulous new "Quic-Kit".

Get yours today!!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Upcoming Card Class

Mo's Boys

You've created fabulous cards for the special girls in your life, now it's the boys' turn. Join Noel in creating a set of cards for the special boys in your life.

Date: Saturday June 2nd
Session 1: 10:30am - 1:30pm
Session 2: 2:30 - 5:30pm
Cost: $30.00

Supplies: Basic supplies plus Stickles, pop dots and liquid adhesive

Required Copic Colours: B0000, B91, B95, B97, BG70, BG72, BG75, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, E000, E00, E11, E30, E31, E33, E35, R00, R02, R05, R08, R20, R22, R24, W1, W3, Y15, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG91, YG93, YG95, YR00, YR12, YR15

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Kit of the Week!

Check out this week's fabulous new "Quic-Kit" featuring the gorgeous new Summer Fresh collection from Simple Stories.  The ladies from Fruit & Nut have created another beauty!

Get yours today!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Kit of the Week!

With the warm weather this week it is easy to believe summer is on its way!!

Here is a "Quic-Kit" from the fabulous ladies of Fruit & Nut that is perfect for preserving your memories of fun in the sun!!

Get yours today!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Inspiration from the Blogosphere!

I came across this Spider Rose tutorial over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog and it is too good not to share here!!

Spider Rose Tutorial

By Becky Fleck

To begin, you will need some basic supplies:
t-shirt, patterned paper, cardstock, chipboard, circle punch, baker’s twine, button, chipboard sticker, wet and dry adhesive, foam adhesive, tape

Before we create the flower, I wanted to mention a couple of things about the type of fabric you use. The t-shirt that I upcycled happened to be an interlocking weave, so it was quite stretchy in all directions. This technique will work great with 100% cotton, but you may need more thin strips of fabric to finish the rose. I liked the interlocking fabric because when you stretch out the strip, it crinkles and frays:

To start, punch out a circle from a piece of chipboard. For this example, my circle is 1¾”. Punch a small circle in the center. Mark five points around the perimeter of the circle with a pen.

Cut a 12” length of baker’s twine. Slip one end into the center hole and tape it off on the back. Wrap the twine in and out of the center hole, running the “spokes” up to each pen point, until you have five spokes. Tape off the opposite end onto the back of the chipboard circle.

This is what it will look like from the front side, where you will be working:

Cut several thin (1/4”) strips of your fabric. The tension you use while creating the flower will determine how many strips you need. I cut four, but ended up only needing three of them. Slip one end of a fabric strip into the center hole and tape or glue off on the back to secure.

Fold a thin piece of scrap cardstock over the other end and staple it in place. This will act as a sewing needle for your strip:

Begin winding the fabric strip around the spokes, going under one spoke, skipping the next, under the next spoke, and so on. Allow the strip to twist for added dimension. The looser your tension, the fuller the flower will be. Here’s what it will look like at the start:

Continue “sewing” the strip in and out of the spokes. When you reach the end of one strip, tuck it under the previous row with glue, then glue the end of a new strip in the same spot. Staple another piece of cardstock to the other end of the strip and continue on.

After two strips of fabric:

And the completed spider rose:

Top off the flower with a button and add to the front of a card. You’re done!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

More Maya Road Inspiration!

If, like me, you enjoyed the video tutorial for the Mini Zipper Trim Butterfly then I know you will also love this one!!

Check out this super adorable Zipper Trim Dragonfly created by Caroline Lau!!
(Shared from the Maya Road blog)

Click on the link below to watch the video with step-by-step instructions!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Upcoming classes.....

Check out the information below on upcoming card classes at the store. 
Call today to reserve your space!

Mo's Girls Card Class

Join Noel in creating a special set of 6 cards featuring cute girls and all they can do. Perfect for the little girls in your life, these beautiful cards are sure to put a smile on her face!

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2012
Time: 2:30-5:30pm
Cost: $30

Supplies: Basic tool kit, Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Stickles, Pop Dots and Liquid Adhesive

Required Copic Colours: B0000, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG72, BG75, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, E000, E00, E11, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, R20, R22, R24, R27, W0, W1, YG00, YG01, YG03, YR00

Celebrate with House Mouse (and Bunnies)

The requests for more House Mouse have been heard! Join Bev in creating 6 adorable and colourful cards featuring House Mouse and Bunnies too!

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2012
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Cost: $30

Supplies: Basic Tool Kit, Copic Markers, Liquid Adhesive, Smooch Glitz Frost, Soft Blue Ink for edging, Fine Cutting Scissors and Foam Dots.

Required Copic Colours: B0000, B000, B00, B02, B04, C0, C2, C4, C5, E00, E02, E21, E33, E42, E50, E51, G40, G43, R30, RV00, RV02, RV04, V12, V15, V17, Y00, Y02, Y21, Y23, YG01, YR00, YR02, YR04

Springtime with Bella Card Class

Join Bev in creating a set of 6 whimsical cards featuring Stamping Bella Stamps.

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2012
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Cost: $30

Supplies: Basic Tool Kit, Copic Markers, Liquid Adhesive, Foam Dots, Soft Brown Ink for edging and Stardust Stickles.

Required Copic Colours: BG0000, BG000, BG10, BG13, BG14, C0, C2, E000, E00, E01, E11, E15, E19, E31, E37, E42, E44, E47, E49, E50, E84, E87, G40, G43, G46, R32, R35, RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14, Y00, Y11, Y15, Y19, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG06, YG13, YG17, YG93, YG95, YG97

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Happy NSD!!!

Today is National Scrapbook Day!! 

We hope you are spending some time getting scrappy today!!

The next best thing to actually scrapping is of course shopping for new scrappy goodies!!!

Be sure to pop in the store today to take advantage of these fabulous deals.....

Buy 10, Get 10 (Buy 10 Sheets of regular priced patterned paper, and get 10 sheets of Bazzill cardstock for FREE!)

Tim Holtz District Market Bags & Canvases 30% OFF

ProvoCraft Terrifically Tacky Tape - 1/4" $1.99 and 1/2" $2.99

QuicKutz Revolution Tool $59.99 (regular $89.99)

QuicKutz Accessory Tool Kit $19.99 (regular $34.99)

QuicKutz Zip-Around Binder $14.99 (regular $29.99)

Quick Quotes Canvas Kits $19.99 (regular $34.99)

Fancy Pants Embellish Me Frames
Buy 1 Large Frame, Get 1 Small Frame FREE
- or -
Buy 2 Small Frames, Get 1 Small Frame FREE!

Friday, May 4, 2012

National Service Dog Card Crops

We're saving up cards for our World Card Day fundraiser!

This year, we would like to sponsor a National Service Dog puppy.   Help us create cards to raise enough money for this fantastic organization!   Our NSD Card Crops have a fee of 10 finished cards to donate to the fundraiser.   Create the cards at the crop or bring them from home, either way spend a day with cardmakers and have some fun!

National Service Dogs is committed to enriching the quality of life and enhancing the independence of children and families living with Autism and Special Needs by providing them with specially trained Labradors and Golden Retrievers.

Upcoming Dates:

Sunday, May 20, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012

Time: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
Cost: 10 Finished Cards

May Promotions Flyer!

Click on the flyer to see it bigger.

Promotions valid only during time period specified, no exceptions.

Promotions not to be combined with other offers, discounts or coupons.

Printed flyers are available for pick-up at the store.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

New product online....

More new products are now both in store and online for your shopping pleasure.

Created by Julianne McKenna

Created by Linda Auclair

Also available now online are the fantastic templates from Crafter's Workshop.

Creatd by Lisa Pace using the Damask template

Created by Ronda Pallazzari using the Star Shower template

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Maya Road Inspiration!

I fell in love with these gorgeous Mini Zipper Trim Butterflies when I saw them over on the Maya Road blog.  Definitely had to share the inspiration here.

Click on the link below to watch the video where Maya Road DT member, Ronda Palazzari , shows you how to make your own mini butterflies.