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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What a week THAT was !!

Last week was Cupcake Week and ... it didn't really go as planned ! It may have seemed okay to you but I wanted it to be spectacular ... and it didn't quite happen that way !! I started treatment for an ongoing problem with my hands and everything changed !! I had quite a severe allergic reaction and was really sick ... so my wonderful husband baked the cupcakes for me and helped me out. I didn't finished most of the projects I had planned, I totally lacked enthusiasm, and I wanted to claw my skin off ... so it didn't really end up being what I had hoped !! But *stuff* happens , doesn't it ?? Well today (Tuesday) I am finally feeling back on track and functioning like a human - that's pretty great !! Hopefully I can catch up a bit and get some things done !!

I still have some Valentine papers left, as well as the awesome cooking/domestic goddess type papers & accessories.
These papers are so fun - they would make great recipe books as well as cute cards & tags for food gifts. A parcel arrived today full of goodies so tomorrow I'll get unpacking !!

A recipe book made with the Yellow Bicycle "Savour".
There were lots of wonderful beads last week that I ... well, just plunked in a pile. Photobucket(sorry - it was the best I could do !!lol!) This week I will be filling a tray with some of the BIG beautiful beads that came in as well as all sorts of wonderful sparkly treasures. I'll sort the strands - what's left of them !! - and display them a little better. I may even get a sample done if time permits !
Update : 3 TRAYS of new beads as well as some beautiful new metal links in antique bronze & black ... check the spinner !!
The kit of the week is ready ... this week it's all about butterflies ! Three birthday cards, each one featuring butterflies ... who doesn't like a pretty butterfly ? There are 2 versions of the kit ... limited supplies for some of the designs. Choose Version A or Version B. All the supplies are included for the three cards for $5.

Photobucket Version "A"
Photobucket Version "B"

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


YAY ! It's Cupcake Week here at Classic Hobbies !
First ... come in and have a cupcake !! I am baking up a tray of treats tonight ... chocolate mini cupcakes I think. What's a cupcake party without cupcakes ?!
Okay now, Paper...
all things sweet, cupcakes, domestic goddess kind of thing !! I have "Modern Homemaker" from October Afternoon, "Domestic Bliss" from lilybee designs, Bon Appetit and Hometown from Doodlebug, "Kitschy Kitchen, from Melissa Frances, and various cupcake papers from My Yellow Bicycle among others. There are papers with cupcakes, papers with aprons, papers with retro mixers, fruit, houses, oven mitts ... it's all so cute !!! Not to mention the accessories ... stickers, canvas borders, recipe cards, brads in the shape of ...wait ... SPATULAS and OVEN MITTS (they are adorable !!) ... and so much more. I have wooden recipe boxes that can be covered with paper and Mod Podged. And check the sample recipe book ... not completed yet (busy week !!) ... you can buy the hardware & make one yourself or order a kit full of fun precut stuff for $25.

The Kit of the Week is a set of three cupcake themed Birthday Cards. Everything included (except glitter) ... $5. Cute felt cupcakes, glittery cupcakes, chipboard cupcakes. Cupcake heaven !!
Now beads ... oh, if you could see the beauties spread out in front of me. Strands and strands of gorgeous sparkling beads. BIG donut beads that would look fabulous in a long chain necklace. Strands of multicolour cathedral shaped beads ... on their own they would be a beautiful bracelet !!! Just imagine if you added other beads ! Anyway, I can't work on this post too long ... there are beads to be unpacked !!!

Hope to see you !!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


... That's the paper line I have for sale this week !! It is beautiful - lots of bluey greens, browns, mustard... gorgeous !
It is from We R Memory Keepers and includes some great stickers , dimensional titles & embellishments, as well as flocked adhesive ribbon, tags, mini stamps and glittered brads. It has fun themes - winter, family, skating ... but it's not overtly winter. It would work for any time of the year. That's what I used to make this weeks kit !! And it all seems appropriate today because as I type this, it is snowing to beat the band !!

The kit this week is a bigger kit than normal. I was going to make a card kit as well but when I saw the weather, thought it might be a bit of a slow week so I would hold off on that for another week !! This week's kit is a mini album - made from scratch by me . I cut & covered the cover, cut pages and tab sheets, added envelopes & tags, and then bound the whole thing together with my handy dandy Bind-it-All. The kit includes the album, printed paper, card stock pieces, ribbon, buttons, a brad, flocked adhesive lace, button twine, tags, journalling cards, We R Memory Keepers tags & embellishment cards. The album is assembled - you just have to decorate the pages, add embellishments, photos, and journalling. The kit is $15 and I only have a few so let me know if you want one !

EDIT : The kits are sold out but I can take your name if you want one. It will be a few weeks before I get them made but I will ... I promise !!!

So now you know what is new in paper ... how about beads ? Well, I am unpacking some new glass drops today . They are really pretty !!
And there are new spacer beads - including those tiny bright silver star beads that I use so often ! , and corrugated UFO style ( also one of my favourites !!). I also have a bunch of glass pendants - just add a chain or ribbon necklace ... voila ! Instant Jewelry !! But wait until (hopefully!!) next week ... I have ordered some amazing new beads !!! Big beautiful donuts that will make amazing bracelets. Lantern beads. Strands of gorgeous firepolished. So many donuts ... you'll think you're in a Tim Hortons !! I am really really excited about these beads ... the pictures look amazing so I am sure they will be even more beautiful in person !!

Now ... next week !!! Next week will be fun !! There will be lots of new beads and some amazing new paper lines . The beads are big and colourful. The paper is all along the lines of cupcakes & recipes/baking. It's fun , it's bright, it's cheerful !!! I will have some really fun recipe box kits as well as fun fun paper !! (Melissa Frances, Doodlebug, Lilly Bee, October Afternoon, Little Yellow Bicycle) I hope to get a recipe book made up as well ... a fun thing to make for yourself, as a gift, or for a child. So to celebrate ( and to help you love January !!) I am baking up a pile of little cupcakes, putting on the coffee, and throwing a little cupcake party !! Drop in , have a little sweet treat, see all the new sparkly pretty stuff, and get inspired !! Hope to see you all !!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Year ... New Products .. New FUN !!

Hello and welcome to 2011 ... this is going to be a great year !!
The Christmas stuff has been packed away to make room for new things ... and there will be lots in the next few weeks !!

KIT OF THE WEEK : Birthday Book
A friend gave me one of these last year and I love it. It is like a master list of birthdays, anniversaries, etc.. Simply write them all in this cute little folder and you'll never need to go searching through old calendars again !! Kit includes all the supplies, comes in 4 different paper patterns, and costs $5.

* Fancy Pants Love Birds Valentine paper - really cute papers, stickers, card kits. A great sheet of little valentines that kids could just cut apart and glue on folded cards. Really fun !!
* My Mind's Eye - State of the Heart valentine paper kit $9.99
* Damask Cardstock from American Crafts - beautiful colours with a softly embossed damask design. 65 cents per sheet.
* Teresa Collins - Celebrate - a great birthday line. Wonderful for an album about a special party or for making awesome birthday cards. There are even 12x12 sheets of invitations as well as banner letters to cut out. I also have some great Birthday party rubons from Kaiser Craft.
* Teresa Collins - Giving Thanks Calendar ... a 12x12 page with monthly mini pages - great for a scrapbook page or a mini journal.
* Bo Bunny - Valentines paper
* My Little Yellow Bicycle - Glitter cupcake paper as well as heart pins and doilies. REALLY cute !!
* We R Memory Keepers - stamps, stickers, tags for Valentines.
* FLOWERS ... so pretty from Prima.
* Inkadinkado Stamps - a great Inchie set for Valentines Day ... really retro style ... think of all the funny little valentines you got as kids ...
* Lots of new small stamps.
* Great glittered patterned paper.

Here are a few of the "themes" coming up in the next few weeks ..."Merry January", Cupcakes & Cookbooks, Resist Resist, Valentines ... lots to watch out for !!
Well, I don't have much new this week as my supplier has been closed but I am working on an order this afternoon ... lots of new stuff to come !!!
Here are a few hints ... large angel pendants, bracelet kits, steampunk style jewelry, make your own pendants, .... more ....

*** I have been cleaning up in my workroom at home and have found a few things I don't use ... there are several Stampin' Up stamp sets for sale this week at the store for $15 set or $12 for a large block stamp. No tax. There may be a Big Kick coming soon !***

Have a great week !!!

** photos by MB Photography **