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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Mark Your Calendar !!!

Saturday December 8th ... we will be having a little bit of Christmas and a make&take at Classic Hobbies. My friend Terri will be here showing everyone how to make wire wrapped rings. You may remember them from last winter. There has been so much interest that we are doing it again !! So, for $2 you can make a lovely wire wrapped ring. You will be amazed at how easy it is !! Actually, you will want to make lots more for Christmas gifts !! So drop in, make a ring, have some hot cider, and check out the Christmas shopping specials. See you then !!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Last Week of November ...

Hi !
Lots of kits - cards, a Christmas Banner, and beautiful Swarovski Crystal Christmas earrings & pendants.
I have a huge box of beads that has just arrived and another coming for the weekend. Also, a box of lovely Impression Obsession Dies is on it's way to me ... I'll post pictures as soon as they arrive. I have more Christmas paper to put out and also some more of the 50 cent per sheet paper for the back table.
So, in order to get these things all done & the kits finished, I'm off !! Remember this is your last week to get your name in for the Ranger Apron draw ... buy a Ranger product & get a ballot.
Drop in this week & see all the great products ... Christmas paper is going qquickly but there is still a fairly good stock, with new arriving this week or next. Also, lots of embossing folders & dies for your machines ... and if you don't have a machine, I have those for you too !!
Just added more paper to the "50 cents per sheet" table as well as a pile of stickers & embellishments ... all MARKED DOWN !!!


Card Kit : SOLD OUT (edit)

This kit uses Kaiser Craft "Just believe" paper ... so pretty ! You get all the supplies - precut, prefolded, prestamped - for all 3 cards for just $5. Please note that each kit is a bit different but they are all of the same colour combination & style. Leave a comment if you want any saved !

Banner Kit :

 Here's a great project !! A Christmas Banner ! You get everything - ready to assemble- for just $5. I think this would be a great Christmas gift ... for teachers, neighbours, gift exchanges ... possibilities !! The assembly is very easy - 30 minutes would be a good guess - an hour at the very most .
Leave a comment if you want any kits saved !
(BTW, no sewing involved, just gluing !)

Christmas Jewelry Kits ...
By popular demand ... they're back !! The Swarovski crystal Christmas kits ! I have some out now and will be adding to them after my next order of materials arrives. But here's what I have for now ...

Christmas Tree Earring Kits :



Each kit contains all the Swarovski crystals and parts needed to make a pair of earrings or a larger pendant. The tree earring kits are available in Fern, Emerald, Erinite, Clear, Clear AB, Peridot, and Peridot AB ($6.50). There are also pendant kits in most of the colours. ($5 for large and $7.50 for XL). There will soon be kits in vitrail and frosted clear as well as more kits in the previous colours. I expect the rest of my supplies here by the weekend. If you want any saved, please comment or call.

 These tree earrings and pendants are lovely ! A little bit more modern & funky, but so gorgeous ! They are available in earring kits in fern (with olive & clear coming soon) and in pendants in fern and olive. (clear coming soon.) The earrings are $6.99 - a price decrease from last year !! - and the pendants are $5.99 - also a lower price !! The trees look wonderful on a simple chain !
Angel Earrings ... these are very pretty and make great gifts. The smaller winged angels are $3.50 a pair and the larger wings are $4. Their bodies are made of Preciosa crystal drops.

** There will be more tree earrings & pendants as well as some larger angel pendants, hopefully next week. As for the snowmen ... hmmm ... I'm working on that ... there is a shortage of hat brims and I have not been able to get any anywhere. I am working on a different idea and should have something next week.
 See you !!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Few Kits Left ...

Second post today ... actually just a little additional info !
I have a few kits for Christmas that I just unpacked ...
Chalkboard Advent Calendar ...
You get the frame, all the pieces of precut paper, precut chalkboard, directions, and a piece of chalk !! All for $15. Very quick & easy assembly ! There are 2 frame colours available ... dark mahogany and lovely platinum .

Stocking Kit
I have one left ... $5. The shape is wood from Kaiser Craft. Easy to cover !!! Comes with all the necessary materials.
And a December Daily kit ... just one ... $19.99.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November 22 to 24th ...

Hi !
Kit of the Week :
This week's kit is not cards .. it's wee little gifts ! These little sticky note pads & lined note pad make great little gifts for teachers, friends, neighbours, or just people you like ! A nice little "thinking of you" gift ! You will get the supplies, precut/prestamped/pre-scored, for 2 sticky note pads and one long lined notepad. All for just $5. Leave a comment if you want any saved ... they are already disappearing !
Now for what's new ...
* cut it, emboss it, punch it ... lots of new tools ! New Tim Holtz dies - pillow box, 3D star, Stacked words. Some 2 folder sets of Tim Holtz Texture Folders ... only $8.99. New Spellbinders Die D-Lites small dies for only $13.99 ... awesome designs ! Lots & lots !!
* The BIG SHOT ... a great machine !! Diecuts and embosses ... heavy duty & PINK !!! Only $99.99 ... a GREAT Christmas gift !!!
* Lots more *sparkle* ... more Rock Candy Stickles in stock for lovely sparkly backgrounds - large & small size bottles - as well as other great Christmas colours. Oh, and check out that paper in the background ... WOWZAS !!!
* more Archival inks in various colours.
* Dyelusions Christmas stencils.
* LOTS of 8.5x11 cardstock in Christmas colours !! Including 25 sheet packages of smooth white cardstock for ONLY $5.99 !!!! Great for stamping !!
* Scor Pal envelope template ... add it to your scoring board. Gives you sizes and easy directions to make envelopes for many cards - rectangular and square !
* Maya Road Twine ... love this twisty mix of red/green/white. I sell this twine and many other colours by the yard but this one is so great you may want a whole spool ... only $7.99 for a 100 yard spool !!
here are a few fun projects ..
* Quick Ornaments ... stamp the design on white cardstock, colour a few key bits, and add Stickles. Adhere to contrasting cardstock & patterned paper, then onto chipboard or matt board ... add ribbon ... Voila !! I have all these cute stamps ( and more ) in stock for just $1.99 each !!
* Advent Tree ... from Kaiser Craft , the package includes the tree and a set of tags for the numbers for only $9.99 (oops) actually they are $8.99 !!! Very easy to cover with paper & decorate !!
* NEW Swarovski shapes ... mini squares, mini ovals, mini rounds, MINI ADORABLE !!!
* NEW Swarovski colour ... light turquoise.
* NEW Swarovski Crystal Key Pendants ... designed by Yoko Ono.
* Swarovski Crystal Snowflakes in various sizes .... clear and new colour "blue shades".
* Bracelet display/storage ... great for craft sales or just storing & organizing your own bracelets ... only $7.99.

** You have until the end of the month to go to Facebook and ask Prima for your FREE PAPER !!
** You also have until the end of the month to buy a Ranger product & add your name to the draw for the Ranger Work Apron ... one ballot for each item purchased

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Yes really !!! Free paper from Prima ! All you have to do is go to Facebook and like Prima Marketing Flowers page and leave a comment with the name of your local scrapbooking store !! They are doing a give away in the US, mailing it directly to their Facebook fans. Internationally the shipping is way too high so they are sending it in a group parcel to the local scrapbooking store to be picked up. The only catch is they are only able to ship to a store if that store is given in 100 requests - in order to be economically feasible. So, if you LIKE their page, leave Classic Hobbies & Middleton, N.S. Canada ... we may get to 100 people & you will get 5 sheets of free paper !!! I see that someone commented that it will be impossible for enough people to comment to get the paper ... let's show them that's not true !! You deserve free paper !!!

Bead Update ... well, a partial bead update

Still unpacking my bead order ... restocked on wire, clasps, head/eye pins. ear wires, and more ! Also new beads appearing as I unpack !
Here is a special for this week ...
Save $1 on each 100 pack of ear wires !!
Great time to stock up for craft sales & gifts.

*ALSO ... I have Beadalon stringing wire in a 1000 foot roll. Yep, one thousand feet !!! And it is only $29.99 !!! That's less than 3 cents per foot !!! So, if you make bracelets or necklaces for craft sales, this is the way to but it !! You probably won't run ( or at least not as quickly and you will save save save !!!!

* Toggles ... I have bags of toggles (10 sets) for $1.99 ! They are nice little toggles to use as just that, toggles but they are also great as ornate secure loops with lobster claws. They will be $1.99 until supplies run out and they are available in silver plated, nickel colour, and antique bronze.

* Atlas Beads ... love the simple elongated shape of these beads. Only $2.99 strand !
Okay ... I am going back to unpacking !!

Monday, November 12, 2012

The week of November 12-17 ...

Hi everyone !
Here's a start on this week ...
Card Kit of the Week :

This week's kit uses  lovely nostalgic paper from Jenni Bowlin. All the materials, ready to assemble, for 3 cards for $5. Leave a comment if you want any saved.
Watch for more updates on Wednesday !

Paper :
* new  paper ... snowy wintery

* more stamps !

* lots of inks, embossing inks, glitters, etc...
* Sizzix Embossing Folders ... and each package comes with a BONUS die as well as a free Talking Tag !!

* Cropper Hopper Organizational Tools ... card box (now that's a handy thing !!), paper holders, embellishment boxes

* more stickers for quicky tags !

* Giant tags from Ranger in kraft & black ... 5.675 x 10.5" ... big !!

* Wooden Angel forms from Kaiser Craft. Simply cover with paper and embellish. Wings could be paper, chipboard, lace, fabric ... almost anything !!

Now to unpack beads ... back with an update later !!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Calendars ..

I have 2 different size ready-to-go calendars ... pages cut, bound, and marked with large blocks. All you need to do is add paper, embellishments, maybe photos. 12x12 or 8.5x11. They would make beautiful gifts !

The new paper from Graphic 45 "A Place in Time" would be great to use with this format. Graphic 45 also makes chipboard album/easels that would make great calendars. Available in 12x12 and 8x8. Hmmm ... convenient ... they make paper in both those sizes ! ;)

Also ... just in ! packages of American Crafts Cardstock ... 12x12 , 80lb, nice texture one side and smooth on the other, 60 sheets per package for $19.99. That's less than 34 cents per sheet !!
Available in : white, cream, Christmas mix, Pastel mix, black

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Talking Tags from Sizzix
There are FREE Talking Tags in the latest Sizzix products I received !

Some sale items ..

I just added a stack of Christmas paper to the 50 cents per sheet table ...
And yesterday I filled a bin with discounted stamps ... up to 40% off !!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Another Update Today !

I have unpacked soooo much, I wanted to add a bit more to the blog.
Here goes ...
* more Christmas paper from Carta Bella ... beautiful rich vintage colours.

* Random fun papers ... owls, old family photos, monkeys, campers, cowboys.

* Prima "Craftsman Collection" ... this is an awesome collection for more masculine projects. The designs are diagrams, blueprints, schematics, widgets ... cool stuff ! I think these papers would be fabulous with Tim Holtz products !

A few close ups ...

* "Art Angel" from Cosmo Cricket ... so darn pretty !!! The colours are so lovely and the papers look just like swatches of fabric. There are lovely stickers and chipboard pieces as well as stamps. Love it !!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Busy Week ... full of wonderful new things !

Good Morning !
On Monday I worked at home making the card kits for the next few weeks. On Tuesday I came in to see THIS ! Yikes !

So, as you can guess, there is a lot of new product . Here is just SOME of it. (lots of pictures !)
I am down to the last 2 1/2 boxes ... phew !

* Sizzix Tim Holtz Dies & Embossing Folders ... for Christmas.

 Beautiful designs. And, in case you celebrate a bit later than the rest of us - the Hallowe'en dies arrived too. :( A bit late. But the Christmas ones are so super, I am getting over it Most of these new products also come with a FREE Talking Tag. It is a new product that combines QR codes and cell phones ... and since I use neither, I will post a video link from Sizzix later explaining it. ;)
* More Sizzix holiday embossing folders ... also including a Free Talking Tag.

* Really fun stamps !!

Who doesn't need a Tutu Toad ??!  The vintage car and little boy are great for "man and boy cards" . I myself love the little mime. Inexpensive too !
* More Christmas stamps and a great mask from Studio Calico's Mister Huey line ... as well as the Mister Huey mists (not shown).

Just lay the mask on your card & give it a spritz or rub on ink and *voila !* - a beautiful starry background !
* Crate paper's "Sleigh Ride" ... love their Naughty & Nice list ... I wonder how poor Rupert & Penelope feel about it ? And look at that sweet retro deer paper !

* Kaiser Craft flocked paper on the left. The other 2 are American Crafts ... love the holly on kraft.

* Creative Imaginations ... bold, bright, graphic !

* Studio Calico, Fancy Pants, and Doodlebug

* Jenni Bowlin Christmas paper ... vintage & sweet.

* Pink Paislee's new line "City Sidewalks" ... a pretty pink frosty vintage style. Lots of great embellishments - ephemera, banners, glittery snowflakes, tags, pages and more.

* A cool die from Sizzix ... it cuts a door !!! Imagine that with a great wreath on the door ... open the door to see the holiday wish ! It could be used for any occasion though ... possibilities, possibilities !

* More stamps ... great verses for inside cards ! And much less blurry in real life ... lol. Also music & funny greetings .

* Tim Holtz Blueprint Stamps. I had sold out of these originally - never even got a set myself ! So they are back and I love them !!

The stamps on the right are larger and are all Christmas. the ones on the left are smaller and are Fall, Hallowe'en, and Christmas - 4 designs for each. And , while the set is $35.99, you are actually getting 12 stamps !! A great deal ! I love them stamped on little tags ... awesome !
* Here is a plain tag stamped with the small Blueprints stamp. I used black embossing powder ( in stock from American Crafts) for added impact. Then I inked the stamp and added some colouring and Stickles. Too cute !

* Stickers for card makers who don't want to stamp ...

* Masks, masks, and more masks ... love them !!

* Graphic 45 "A Place in Time" ... this is so beautiful ! I think we should make calendars !

I have all the 12x12 papers as well as the 12x12 Calendar Foundation pages, stickers, and 8x8 pads. You could use the Graphic 45 chipboard stand up albums with this paper to make fabulous calendars. If you are making a calendar, I have a special deal for you ! The paper is $1.15 per sheet but if you buy 1 of each of the 12 monthly Foundations and one of each of the monthly Cut Aparts (that's 24 sheets), I will sell them to you as a package for $22. That's less than 92 cents per sheet ! Let me know if you want the deal - I'll make up a package for you !
(As the months sell out, I probably won't re-order - or may not be able too - so it would be a good idea to get a package if you want the whole year.)
* A lot of the projects that I see on Pinterest (did you know I was a Pinja ??!) use wide burlap/jute banding with finished edges. I wanted some ! So I found a roll and I am sharing ... maybe because I had to buy a HUGE roll Anyway, it is 99 cents per yard if you need some !

* Tim Holtz Tote Bags ... big roomy tote bags made of canvas with pockets and a zippered closure. Also a flat bottom. They are only $19.99 but I only have a few !!

* And there is more but I think you need to come in and see for yourself !

I have a HUGE box that I am unpacking and will get as much of it out as possible.
Here is a quick list of what's inside ...
* head pins, eye pins, jump rings, toggles, bails, lobster claws, ear wires, chandelier earrings, lever back earwires, studs, bead caps, cones, crimps, stringing wire, neckchains
* lantern beads, fire polished beads, machine cut crystal beads, atlas beads
* fluorite, cape amethyst, aqua quartz, aventurine, jasper, bamboo coral
* beading books
* pliers, cutters, crimpers
* bracelet display racks, earring cards, earring racks
* wire
* apoxy sculpt
* Amazing Goop ! and other glues
* sterling silver chains
I will do my best to get as much unpacked as possible.
Christmas earrings & pendant kits are coming soon !

Card Kit :
This week's kit includes a die cut accent, an envelope & tag, and a tree made of fabric tape ... get all the materials & instructions for all 3 cards for just $5. Leave a comment if you want any saved ! Thanks !!
(die cuts & envelopes vary in each kit ... but are all cute !!)