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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Happy New Year !

Time to reflect, time to dream, time to plan ... it's New Years !
2012 brought with it lots of creativity, new friends, huge happiness and great sadness. New friends were made and wonderful ones were lost.
 So as we wind down this year, I would like to thank you all for your support each week. Every week I hear kind words and see happy faces ... and it makes work a pleasure. I have the best customers ... actually you all feel like friends ! I see some of you every week, some even every day, and some a few times a year ... and it is always like old friends dropping in for a visit. A lot of laughter is shared here at Classic Hobbies and even a few tears. We sometimes get loud & crazy ... and it is so darn fun !! lol ! I always think of joy when I think of the store. So thank you !
And what is in store for 2013 ? None of us really know but we can all dream, plan, hope, and wish. I always see New Years as a clean slate, an empty page ... ready to be drawn on ... a fresh start. I hope to expand the kit side of the business and concentrate on more videos & how tos. I want to add more mixed media products and invite others to explore that world. I am going to try to spend less time doing "business stuff" and more time being creative. I have big dreams ... and I hope to share them with you !
So, as this year slips away, I wish you all the best of health & happiness in 2013 and thank you for all you have been to me in 2012. Cheers !

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

BOXING WEEK SALE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

40% off * !!!
* Christmas patterned paper
* Christmas 6x6 pads
* Christmas Embossing folders
* Christmas stamps
* Christmas stickers , diecuts, & rubons
* Kaiser Craft Christmas wooden items
* Swarovski Christmas Earring & Pendant kits
* Tierra Cast Christmas Charms
 * off regular prices
* doesn not include layaways or special orders
Sale Thursday Dec 27th , Friday Dec 28th, and Saturday Dec 29th.

Friday, December 21, 2012

A reminder ....

Just wanted to remind you that I will be closing at 3:30 today to attend a friend's Celebration of Life Service. I will be open tomorrow from 10am to 1pm.
Take care.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Last Days Before Christmas ...

Hi everyone !
Well, we are in the last few days before Christmas ... and I am sure you are all busy making, wrapping, shopping, baking ... but I hope you have a chance to drop in this week !

And here's another reason to drop in ... The Orange Ukulele will be here on Saturday !!! That's right ! He will be set up beside us for perhaps his last day before winter . So this will be your last chance to have a melty yummy gourmet grilled cheese with a delicious soup dipper !!! I am so excited that he is going to be here and I hope that lots of hungry people show up !!!

** Just a reminder ... I will be closing early on Friday ( at 3:30) to attend a Celebration of Life Service for a much loved & much missed friend. Sorry for any inconvenience. I will be open Saturday morning as usual. **
Since Christmas is almost here , I decided I would share a list of ideas for gifts and stocking stuffers ... all under $10.

* Kumihimo Kits ... only $3.99

* Swarovski earring kits ... give as kits or assemble them in less than 15 minutes !

* lots of cord for crafts & Kumihimo

* memory wire &  Bead Mixes  ... I plan on making a bunch of bags up this afternoon for you to choose from !!
* metal beads ... from $1.99 to $2.99 pkg
* ring mandrel ... only $3.99
* various tools

* what are these ?

Snowflake forms ... only 50 cents each ! Just add beads !!

* Hemp ... cards of 4 colours ... only $2.99
* seed beads ... only $1.99 vial ... select a rainbow of colours ! ( and I refilled the rack !!)
* charms
* bead spinner ... only $2.99
* a ring necklace ... choose charms that suit the recipient.

* Miyuki bead kits ... only $4.99

* bracelet kits ... only $5.99
* earring kits ... under $5
* completed earrings
* chain charm bracelet ... $2.99 ... add charms (most are under $1 each)

* a little assortment of crystals ... so pretty !!

* a few strands of pretty beads !
* storage containers

* Erinite Swarovski Christmas Tree earring kits ... reg $6.50 ... this week only $3.99 !!!!

* scissors
* mini albums
* 6x6 paper pads
* lots of stamps under $10
* stamp block, mini ink pads
* adhesive roller
* stickers & tags
* ribbon
* Martha Glitter .... only $2.50 bottle
* some dies
* washi tape
* mini notebooks
* Peace wall hanging kit - as a kit or assembled !
* JOY Banner Kit
* Stand Up Photo Display kit

* 3 pack glitter ... any paper artists would love this little gem !

* pkgs of lovely seam binding ribbon
* 4 pk of shaped Christmas glitter !

* baker's twine ... by the spool or by the yard.

* Tim Holtz Match Book notepads

* embellishments & rubons

For Packaging those gifts ...

I have lots of ribbon & baker's twine ...

Christmas picks ... only 50 cents each

Bags & boxes for baking, jewelry, candy ... and tags of all sizes to finish them off. I have glassine bags, waxed bakery bags, gift bags, jewelry boxes, earring cards, tags, etc ...

And when all else fails ... GIFT CERTIFICATES !!!

Hopefully that gives you a few ideas of you are still searching.

I hope you all have a lovely holiday filled with joy & happiness. Enjoy !
See you next week !

Friday, December 14, 2012

** I will be closing early NEXT Friday (Dec 21st) at 3:30 to attend the Celebration of Life Service for a dear friend. Sorry for any inconvenience although I am sure I will see many of you there too. Lisa was a friend to many and much loved. Take care. **

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Quick Little Gift ... and so cute !

Tubes are $1 each ... just add candy , a tag, and a wee bow. Adorable !!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December 13-15.

Hi everyone.
Just a quick post this week.
Several kits this week ... all quick & easy projects for last minute little gifts or cards & tags.

#1. Card & Tag Kit :
This kit makes a card and 5 tags everything precut & ready to assemble. Just $5.

#2. Surprise Gifts/Cards ! :
These little cards contain a sweet surprise ... hot chocolate packets ! Your kit includes all the materials - precut, prescored, and prestamped - to make 4 gifts ... INCLUDING the hot chocolate !!
All for just $5.

#3. Stand Up Photo Display :
This is a great gift for grandparents, grown kids, or family. Or just as a decoration to bring out each year. Easy to display - no need to hang it up ! I added 2 photos but you can add many more than that, especially if you also put them on the other side. You get a foldable stand up form ( assembled with edges prepainted, ready to cover with paper) , 10pcs of precut paper to cover both sides, tags, twine, stickers, embellishments. All for just $8.99. This kit is a Christmas theme but watch for other themes after the holidays!

* new stamps ... great ones for detail colouring and a few old favourites back in stock.

* great deal on stamps ... regular price is $18.99 ... now only $12.99 and you get TWO sheets in each package. Love the designs !

* I was able to get more of this great Jenni Bowlin paper ...

* iridescent, very pretty but extremely hard to photograph paper !

* more inks, sprays, etc.
* Stickers ... I have lots of these at $2.49 a sheet. You can make a dozen cards or tags with a sheet.

* I am still working on box #2 and have just received box #3 ... come in & check it out !!
* I have a whole PILE of mandrels in stock for ring making !!!

And don't forget ... I have gift certificates ... any value !!!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Saturday's Sale & Make'n'Take !!!!

Here it is !
Come make a beautiful wire wrapped ring - or several ! Just $2 !!! (from 10 am to noon.)
And I have just decided what the sales will be (last minute, I am !) ... and here they are !!!
... off REGULAR prices only, does not include layaways & special orders. ...

25% off Sizzix & Spellbinders ( including Tim Holtz & machines )

25% off Stamps

25% off ink pads

40% off 6x6 paper pads !!

25% off bulk packages Swarovski crystals & pearls

25% off strands of Chinese & Preciosa crystals

25% off bulk packages of findings

25% off coloured  Artistic Wire  (not silver)

25% off pliers & cutters

40% off metal punch stamp sets

So ... come make a ring, drink some cider, and SAVE !!!!!

Critters !!

I just unpacked some "critter beads" ... so cute !

Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Quick Bead Update ...

I am still unpacking beads ( and may be until the new year ) so I thought I would post a few quick pictures ...
                                                                  Donuts galore !

A whole new tray FULL of new beads !! (Well, it will be full as soon as I get to that middle spot !)
                                    Christmas beads & charms ... from 15 cents to 75 cents !

Don't forget to check here after 5:30 Friday night (tomorrow) for an update on the super specials for Saturday's sale !!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

UPDATE !!! These Just In !!

Just unpacked these amazing dies & had to share right away !

From Impression Obsession ... wow. Love that wreath - it would work for any season !!

From Cottage Cuts ... another wow.

And Now it is December ...

Hi everyone !
The days 'til Christmas are ticking by ... hard to tell though by the warm rainy weather we are having .
But whether it looks like it or not, Christmas is on it's way ! Here are a few more products, projects, and ideas for the holidays ...
Don't forget ... Saturday will be a fun day here at Classic Hobbies ! You can make a lovely (and easy !!) wire wrapped ring for just $2 from 10am to 12 noon. Or make several ! And there will be Christmas shopping sales ... good ones ! I can't even give you a hint as I haven't decided yet but check back here after 5:30 on Friday for details ... I will have made up my mind by then !!
And hot cider ... if that helps seal the deal . lol.
* more lovely Christmas paper . Great backgrounds !

* "Winter Frost" from We R Memory Keepers ... adorable !! Such soft gentle colours !

I loved this paper so much, I went home & made a kit for this week with it !!

* more stamps

* restocked on Christmas Red Stickles, corner rounders, Ranger Multi Matte Medium ( oh, I love this stuff !!), red & green cardstock.
* some totally FAB peppermint  diecut sheets !! Love it !

* great crystals from Swarovski ... drops, top drilled bicones, rounds ... inspired me to play around a bit ... lots of samples. You can go full on sparkly wreath or just a few strung on a sterling silver hoop for a simple but elegant look. And look at those drops combined with a bow from Tierra Cast ... so pretty !

* I have TWO HUGE boxes that I am unpacking right now ... trust me there will be lots of new beads !!


* Card Kit : This week's card kit uses the "Winter Frost" line from We R Memory Keepers ... it is so pretty !! You will get the materials , ready for assembly, for all three of these easy cards for just $5. Leave a comment if you want any saved .SOlD OUT ! Sorry !

* a super cute decoration ... really quick & easy to assemble. It would make a nice little teacher, co-worker, or neighbour gift . Or a just because gift ! Get the supplies (everyhitng except the glue !) for only $3.99 ! Choose from PEACE, JOY, or JOLLY on your background.

Here it is all packaged up ... now that I see it, I think it would be a great gift as a KIT (unassembled) for a creative friend !! Size (without the hanger) is 5" wide by 8" high.

* Remember these ornaments ? I made them last year using some cute little stamps from Inkadinkado that were only $1.99. I stamped & coloured in a little bit on each one with coloured pencils or Stickles. Then I assembled them. Well, I found a few packages of the materials to make the ornaments .. precut & ready to assemble. Each package will make 3 double sided ornaments or 6 single sided for just $5. I have lots of stamps to choose from but only a few materials kits.

* Swarovski Crystal Christmas Earrings and Pendants ... okay, I am as fully stocked as I am going to be ! I have all the colours of trees now, including Vitrail (one of my favourites), Frosted Matte (snowy beauty), Clear AB & Clear , and all the lovely shades of green. I have a FEW snowmen, both pearl & crystal but not many. I was only able to get a few of the pieces to make the hats so the supply is very limited. There are also more angels ... the smaller angels sold out last week... but I put together more kits this week.

* Santa Hat Earrings ... another Swarovski Crystal combination. These earrings are made with the beautiful Artemis cones in Magma Red and are $6.99.