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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Hallowe'en !

Hi !
I thought I would quickly post this week's kit ...  I posted it on FB an hour ago and they are going really fast so I wanted to be sure my blog readers had a chance to get them too !
Leave a comment if you want one !
All materials for all 3 cards - papers & diecuts may differ but they are all from the same collection (Turtle Dove by Kaiser Craft) and are all really pretty !! All for only $5.

P.S. look carefully at my samples ... notice anything strange ????
My ornaments are UPSIDE DOWN !!! lol !
Okay ... and now I am back to quickly post a few more things ...

I have been unpacking a HUGE box and I have another arriving Friday ... so here's a QUICK PEEK ! And I will tell you that most of it will be in trays on a table ... I haven't found room yet to hang them but I figured it was better to get it out as soon as possible . I'll deal with the hooks later !
* over 250 strands of SPARKLY SPARKLY crystals ... 4mm and 6mm ... and only $2.99 strand !!! Great for all your Christmas gift projects & craft sale items. Sparkle AND save !!

* 20+ colours in Miyuki cube beads in 3mm and 4mm .. all but 2 colours are only $2.99 per vial.

* aluminum wire in 12 gauge in several colours including Christmas colours.
*  18 gauge aluminum coloured wire
* Artistic wire in 18g, 20g, 22g, 24g, 26g, and 28g. More arriving Friday.
* tube clasps for 3, 4, 5, and 7 strands in various metals.
* silk stretch beading cord.
* beautiful Preciosa crystal pendants ... only $7.99 each. Gorgeous !!

* waxed cotton
* smaller bobbins for Kumihimo ... 50 cents each !
* stardust crimp covers in various colours
* 8mm stardust beads ... so pretty !!
And more to come !!!

* 25% off Hallowe'en kits
* 40% off remaining Hallowe'en paper & embellishments
but only this week ... then they dis-a-ppear ... bwahaha !!! BOO!
And in transit I have ... Sizzix, Graphic 45, Ranger, Carta Bella, and more !!!

Okay, I am off to keep unpacking ... stop in !! Lots of fun stuff !

Friday, October 26, 2012

Today !!

Today is the party ... not a Hallowe'en party ( although I would love to see you in costume, not a birthday party, it is just a celebration of this great big glorious creative life we all live !!!
Today at Classic Hobbies :
10% off all Ranger products
10% of all wire
15% off Swarovski packages of crystals & pearls
20% of all stamps over $14.99
25% off all Hallowe'en product
CLASSIC HOBBIES BUCKS ... one for every $20 spent (before taxes) to spend from Nov 1 to Dec 24.
Make a free tag !
Buy a small try-me sample of Glitter Ritz for $1.
Try out a Big Shot embossing machine .. emboss paper, a tag, a bag, or buy a metal disc & emboss that !
Cake, Hallowe'en treats, prize draws !!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Party !

Come celebrate all that is wonderful this lovely fall ! Friday October 26th from 10am to 5pm at Classic Hobbies. There will be sales, specials, draws, Classic Hobbies bucks (lol), cake, treats, and , I'm sure, lots of laughter ! This is my favourite time of year and I am looking forward to seeing all of my favourite customers !! Please stop in !!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

25% off hallowe'en products !

Three posts this week !!!
This week ... 25% off  Hallowe'en products - including the box I just found (sheesh!) ! This is off regular price and does not include special orders & layways ... you know, the usual !

This week's Jewelry Kit !

The kit this week makes a beautiful swingy pair of black crystal earrings ... you get all the supplies + a photo + instructions. All for $4.50 !

A Quick Tour of a Winter Collage Project ...

A few days ago I diecut some grungeboard shapes ... not sure why ... and then I added a thick coat of Distress Rock Candy Clear Crackle paint. Last night I came home quite late and was passing through my work room on my way upstairs to get changed and settle in to read a bit . I saw the shapes ... they were dry and ready to be used ... I had no plans for them really ... it was late ... I grabbed a flannel shirt to cover up my work clothes ( I tend to be reallllllly messy !!) and got to it !

I had a canvas that I had already covered with Tim Holtz tissue paper. When I cover one canvas, I do a whole stack. Why not ? I have the stuff out and then I am ready whenever a late night crafting urge hits me ! So I added some torn scrapbooking paper, then layers of paint, then layers of stamping - with bubble wrap & paint, snowflake stamps & ink, crackle stamps & ink.
Then I pulled out a new template from Crafter's Workshop "The Kasbah" and a jar of texture paste. I trowelled it on and loved it !!

Look at that pattern !! It's my new favourite . You can use these beautiful templates with texture paste, ink, paint, or sprays. They are a great way to add design & texture.

Then I worked on the grungeboard pieces. I coloured them with Distress Stains. The colours looked great on the crackle. And the new Brushed Pewter was so pretty ! I added paint to the snowman and then ink & stains. The heart was done with stains & Distress inks.

I glued them all to the canvas and then added shading with my Pitt pens. A few ChitChat stickers from Tim Holtz, a little doodling, a little more texture paste, some India Ink, and a few more swipes of pewter distress stain, and I was done !

My favourite part is the heart ... love that crackle & colour !

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Let's Have a PARTY !!!!

Why not ? This is my favourite time of year ... I have a birthday coming up, Hallowe'en is on its way, it is glorious fall, and the 29th is International Cat Day ... do we need any more reasons ???
So Friday October 26th will be the day - from 10 to 5 . There will be cake & treats, specials, prize draws, Classic Hobbies Bucks, samples, and whatever else I can get together by then ! So I will quickly deal with this week's business and get back to unpacking, making kits, and preparing samples ...
Edit : Dee's Dies have just arrived - back in stock !! Trees & overlays, candles, snowy trees both large & small, tree stackers, greenery, stockings & overlays... and a hummingbird ! Don't miss out !!
Card Kit of the Week
This week's kit is a bit different ... these little cards have pockets inside for gift cards, money, or school pictures. Simply make the card & tuck your gift inside. You get all the materials for all 3 cards for just $5. Fun !!


Here are a few samples I have made ... stop in Friday & I will explain the techniques ...
                                    These tags are sooooo sparkly !! I love this technique !

And here are a few tags made with Tim Holtz Distress Stains - both the regular and the new metallic. Love the subtle shimmer !

                             Here are the stains on a scrap of black card stock - good shimmer !!!\

Anyway .... 3 boxes just arrived and I have earring kits to decide on, so I will run. Please stop in this week & be sure to come Friday !!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A 5 Minute Project ...

* a handful of tags ($1.99 bundle)
* a stamp or rubons
* $1.99 pkg of stickers 
* 5 minutes of free time

... voila ! Tags !!
Lots of different stickers in stock !!

More Beads & More Christmas ...

Hi everyone !
Lots more things were unpacked this week ... always some new products to share !
Kits !
Okay ... confession ... I went Hallowe'en crazy ! Every year there is so much great Hallowe'en stuff, and I have so many ideas, and time flies by ... I started to panic ... and just decided to make as many kits as I could !! lol. It was like I was possessed ... bwahahaha ... ( a little Hallowe'en humour ...) .
And then I found a box of kits from Hallowe'ens Past ... so here goes !
( And before you say " we don't have kids come to the house..." , these aren't for kids !!! Guess who loves to get a cute little bag filled with kisses and mini bars ?? ADULTS !! Give them to friends,family, co-workers, neighbours, or just random people as happy little surprises ... they will become happy little trick-or-treaters !!

Card kit #1
A vintage tag, a sparkly ghost and a shimmery spider's web ... all the materials + instructions for all 3 cards for $5. *oops ! Just found one extra kit !! last one !

Card Kit #2
This is a 2011 kit but I still love it !! The papers are decadent ... they are all flocked !!! All the materials for all 3 cards for $5. SOLD OUT

Treat Bag Kit #1
A large treat bag or gift bag, a medium size, and 3 small ... everything to make them for $5.
Only a half dozen left ...

Treat Bag Kit #2
Large bag + 4 small (papers & stickers vary) ... everything you need to make them ... $5.
only 2 kits left

Treat Bag Kit #3
A large gift/treat bag, a medium bag, and 2 smaller embossed bags ready to fill ! Get all the supplies for all the bags for $5. SOLD OUT

Treat Bag Kit #4
This kit makes 6 little treat bags just waiting to be filled with candy ! Every kit is different but they are all fun !! (these are just samples) Get all the materials for 6 bags for $5.
Only 2 kits left
And one more thing ...
I have been wanting to make a Hallowe'en box from the Tim Holtz Configurations boxes ... and finally did this weekend !! It was so easy and such fun ! So here is my creepy Hallowe'en box ...
There is still lots of time to make one ... I would estimate it was no more than an hour or two tops to complete it !! I have extra skulls, skeletons, and crows for sale if you decide to make one !! And here's the best part ... you know those annoying glue gun strands ? You make them ON PURPOSE !!! You can't go wrong on this one !!

Beads :
*more hemp - in delicious colours !!
* nylon thread
* more waxed cotton cords - various colours & sizes - by the yard or by the spool
* more #8 delicas
* bails - sterling silver & gunmetal
* sterling silver chains
* cat's eye ovals ... reg $7.99 strand , not now !! Only $5.99 !!!
* class chevron beads by the strand
* large LARGE rhinestone chain
* 1/0 beads
* large hole glass beads

Paper :
* loads of poinsettias, flowers, leaves, 3D stickers, sparkly embellishments

* cute dangles from Prima
* TWINE - Hallowe'en, Christmas, and Winter ... only $2.50 a spool
* more Resist*Ables including cute borders !
* Tim Holtz Custom Fasteners (brads)
* Technique Tuesday stamps - inspirational as well as great words for scrapbooking !

* Cosmo Cricket stamps ... "Smore Love" .. I don't know about you, but I can't resist a grinning marshmallow !
* 6x6 Christmas pads - Carta Bella and Echo park
* metallic ink pads
* sparkly glittery paper ... oohlala!
* Tim Holtz Kraft Core Seasonal Impressions paper .... 12x12 ... in a 20 sheet pad. I am also opening the pad up & selling individual sheets. this paper is lovely (my photos are bad - the colours are really nice & rich !) There is an allover design of seasonal words embossed on the page - would be a perfect background for a 12x12 layout ! Or cut it up for cards !

* 12x12 peonies mask by Donna Downey
* "This & That" Christmas paper from Echo park

* "Christmas Day" paper from Carta Bella

* Stickers galore from EK Success .... they would make great tags !!

* foam adhesive circles & squares
* Kaiser Craft Christmas lines 2012 ... "Twig & Berry' and "Turtledove" .... these papers are lovely ! Beautiful graphics, lovely vintage colours ... In stock ... 12x12 paper, diecuts, diecut stickers, diecut pages including laser cut designs, varnished papers, stamps. Super !!


Turtledove ... 6x6 pads, stamps, diecuts, wooden embellishments
Twig & Berry
Twig & Berry
Beautiful diecut/laser cut pages as well as perforated
tag pages.
Varnished pages , diecut stickers in 12x12 sheets

So please drop in ... lots to see, lots of kits, Hallowe'en & Christmas supplies ... Always a pleasure to see you !!



Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Look at the Goodies !!!

Hi everyone !
Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving And now ... hope you are ready to GET CREATIVE !!! Lots of great new products ... let's go !

* I am drooling over these beads !!! Lovely blue-green & speckles ... can't wait to use some !!

* more of these lovely ovals ... 2 sizes, many colours , 10 and 25 cents !

* Amazing Bezels ... look at these great bezels ! Ready to fill with resin and paper, crystals, small treasures ... anything ! Earrings, pendants, and various bracelets !

* Stardust beads ... from 4mm to 10 mm ... silver, gold , and GUNMETAL !!! Love them !! And check the prices ... 4mm - 100 pieces for only $2.99 ($3.99 for gold) and the largest are only 25 cents each ... perfect for Shamballa bracelets !

* Semi precious ... sodalite, smoky quartz, red poppy jasper, red jasper
* Gold magnetic clasps are back in stock.
* Beautiful ceramic cylinder beads from Greece .. lots of great colours ... round & square ... larger holes ... $3.49 for 100 pieces.

* Glass crow beads - so pretty ! Larger holes ... great for Shamballa , hemp, etc . Excellent price ... 36" strand for only $2.99 for most 6mm and $3.99 for most 10mm. Lovely !!

And I am still unpacking !!!!!!

* more add-ons for Basic Grey's "Aspen Frost" ... diecut banners, diecuts, stickers ... imagine how many cards you could make with a few 12x12 sheets and a package of diecuts or sheet of stickers ? Or cut up the banners and add a few pieces to each card ... oh, so many ideas !!

* INKADINKADO Stamps !! Last year their Christmas stamps sold out in a few days ... once I stamped a sample !! lol. Because the stamps are green, they seem a bit weird and throw everyone off ... but trust me ... they are FAB !! This is the same line that the gorgeous peacock stamp came from - remember him ? Anyway, these stamps are super cute and so very affordable ! The small sets are $1.99 , the medium are $4.99, the large are $6.99. Great deal, huh ?!

And then there is the JUMBO set !! This set contains 4 small Christmas icon stamps, a medium stamp, a border stamp, and a HUGE stamp that is meant for creating background papers ! So nice ... and only $14.99 for all the stamps !!! Wow ! And if you need a huge block , Inkadinkado also makes a ginormous gridded block for ONLY $7.99 !!! Yep, only $7.99. And I have loads of their little blocks to fit the small stamps for only $1.99 each.

* Jilli Bean Stickers ... these are a great product ! Stickers to add to cards ... 9 sentiments all ready to stick on your card for only $1.20 ! Various themes available ... watch for a Christmas card kit using them soon !

* RANGER ... Distress Stains in metallic colours ... so great ! Antique Bronze, Pewter, and Brass. And also metallic colours of Vintaj Patina. And , as if that isn't enough, Rock Candy Distress Stickles Dry Glitter in large jars ... that you can COLOUR WITH ALCOHOL INKS !!!!! Hmmm ... can you tell I am a bit excited about that possibility ?! Watch for a video coming soon !!

* Dazzles stickers ... use alone or with Glitter Ritz ... Penguins, Doilies, Snowflakes, and Christmas Cardinals.

* Pink Paislee - Artisan Collection ... Resist Ables. These chipboard pieces and papers are treated with an embossed resist design. Apply ink - either from an ink pad or a spray - and watch the pattern emerge ! So easily customized for your projects. 8x8 paper, photo corners, and chipboard diecuts - butterflies, arrows, hearts, and stars. Lots of fun !!

* Cricut ... a great folder for your Cuttlebug ... cute tree and a bonus border strip as well for $6.99.
Card Kit :
This week's card kit is in the post below ... scroll down !!