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Friday, August 30, 2013

Calendar .... maybe ? hopefully ?

Hi ! It was brought to my attention that the last link I put up for a calendar could only be viewed by ... me. Not really what I was hoping for ! Luckily I am better at making cards than doing computer stuff ! A STEEP learning curve. So here's another attempt ... hope this works !! Okay, it didn't. Neither did the dozen more attempts ... I have no clue what I'm doing. I need a teenager . So I did what I know how to do ... took a picture of it ! *sheesh*
I will get the sidebar calendar figured out somehow before I add the class schedule ... even if I have to ask a 13 year old for help !!!!

Thursday, August 29, 2013


Just posted a calendar of the days that I am open through September and October. It is to the right ..............      over there .............. And yes, it is big ! You'll have to scroll sideways to see it all. Just click the blue arrow to see the next months. I will work on a smaller cuter one but for now, that is as techno as I could get !!! It was a struggle ... LOL ! Thanks everyone !

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Last Week Of August ...

Just posted a sale album on Facebook ... here's the link
So here it is ... the last week of August. Most of you are probably sad to see summer end while I am thinking "phew, made it through" It's no secret that I hate (seems strong) really really dislike summer. While I will never wish a day away, it seems like something I have to put my head down and plow through. And here it is almost done !
I love this time of year. The weather gets nicer, we all sleep better with cooler nights, and it seems like time for new starts and new projects. More of a regular routine and getting more accomplished. Fall is coming and I am thrilled !! I have been eying my sweater and just waiting for the day I can put it on.
The blog posts this week have come in spurts as I have unpacked boxes. So I had new stamps two posts ago and the last post is all the loveliness I unpacked on Sunday. Great Christmas & Hallowe'en paper and stickers. So just scroll down to see all the wonderful new things. I am also expecting a few big boxes at the end of this week so that means more great stuff next week ! Exciting !!
Cup-O-Twine ! 25 yards of baker's twine - 5yds of 5 colours - $2.99.

Seam Binding Soup ! 10 yds (10 colours x 1yd each) for $2.99.

Hallowe'en Trims - ribbon & twine - $3.99.

I have not made a kit this week ... I expect that most people are thinking about long weekends and getting ready for September so I'll wait until next week. And I  had a minor flood here ... ugh ... that took up an unexpected day ! Let's just say that a dishwasher can spew out quite a lot of water when none of it goes down the drain ... but I found it before any damage was done and the boxes of paper that I stored in the lunch area escaped getting wet ... thank goodness !! The rug and other things , not so lucky ! Oh well.
So since I have covered what's new in the last two posts , I thought I would share a little bit of what will be happening in the next few weeks ... As you know, my new hours take effect next week. So starting September 1st I will be open the first & third Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8pm and then all Fridays from 10am to 5pm. ( I will figure out how to make a calendar and add it to the blog this week.) It starts this weekend with the BIG PURGE of all the junk behind the walls ... stuff you don't see but I trip over every day. lol. I need space !! Then I will get down to it ... The first week I will be spending the off days unpacking new stock , gathering up MORE SALE items, and making kits. The next week I will start rearranging the store and making room for a workshop area. I am on my way to the army surplus store tomorrow at 7am to pick out tables & chairs. Exciting - especially since I love army surplus !! And the next few weeks I will be unpacking more new product, making kits, but even more important - making samples for workshops and "Drop In and Make Something" events. I'll have a class schedule by the end of September. Happy happy happy !!
There will be several types of "classes" ... some will be workshops where I will have definite numbers of people that can attend and these will have to be registered for in advance. They will be more detailed projects. And then there will be "Drop in and Make Something" events where you can do just that ! It will be a simpler project and you can come anytime that evening or morning and make one until supplies run out. If you want to be sure you'll be able to make one, you can pay in advance and I will put aside a set of supplies for you. It will be more casual and something you can easily finish and take home in a short period of time. There will also be demos from time to time as well as opportunities to try new products. I think it will be fun !! I'll have more about this next week.
So I'm off to finish up pricing some new stock and then make up some packets of ribbon & twine. Hope to see you this week and wish you all a happy long weekend !

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Some Sunday Treasures ...

Hi everyone ! Just in unpacking a box that I didn't get finished last week ... thought I would share a quick look with you. I honestly squealed when I saw the hallowe'en paper !!
Just leave a comment or email me if you want anything saved.
new masks/stencils. Love the little Balzer Bits !

Tape !! So pretty !

Christmas , Hallowe'en and Chalk board design tape !!

Mini File Folders from Teresa Collins "Masquerade" line.

Awesome stickers !

♥ these stickers !! A 12x12 sheet ... perfect fro cards, decorations, or treat bags !

Beautiful Christmas paper from Reminisce.

and more from Reminisce ... elegant !

okay ... here's where I got really happy !! Love the Hallowe'en paper form Reminisce ... lots of vintage Hallowe'en images. Check out the next few photos !!! 

look at all those images !!

and the traditional cat in pumpkin ... ♥♥♥ !!

And last, but certainly not least, gorgeous glittered paper from My Mind's Eye.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Quick Post ... NEW STAMPS !

I just unpacked these ... and they are heading out the door pretty quickly. Let me know if you want any saved ...
Cute little Christmas verses for inside cards.

Christmas & Hallowe'en sets.

Love the snowman & all the options to put between his twiggy hands !!

Great multi-purpose set ... trees, leaves, branches, a poem about trees ...

Wonderful little Hallowe'en goodies !

Cute Christmas stamps !

A great truck ... wonderful for Christmas cards !

I love this one ... it would be lovely done in silver on a dark background.

Santa !

A great wildlife set.

A little Christmas music !

I ♥ this !!

This is gorgeous !

And amazing ! Perfect for sepia stamping with Glitter Ritz !!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A Kit , New dies, Stamps , and more ... and more ... and more ...

Hello !
Busy this week ... lots to unpack, lots of beads being bagged up, kits assembled. All good !
Tons of pictures !

Card Kit of the Week :

This week's kit uses ice cream themed paper ... all lovely strawberry, chocolate chip, and moonmist colours ! The cards would be great birthday cards or note cards. And who doesn't like ice cream ?
You get all the materials - ready to assemble- for all 3 cards for just $5. The diecuts and journaling cards vary from kit to kit but they all come from the same co-ordinating line so they are all cute !! Leave a comment or email me if you want any saved.

Loads of new things ... I'll be unpacking & pricing this week but will hopefully have time to make samples for next week !!!
* lots of amazing new dies from Dee's Dies !! Yes !! The Christmas tree dies are here !!!

* Christmas paper from Bo Bunny ... "Elf Magic"


* Bella Blvd paper ... "Christmas Countdown"

  * and Hallowe'en too  ... "Trick or Treat " !

Samples :
I made some samples with some of the new stamps & dies that came in last week ... just so I could see how they looked ... here are a few !
I wanted to see how these Beatrix Potter stamps looked so I stamped one ... cute I would say !

See ? If you were a colourer they would really be cute !

Penny Black's new butterfly stamp. Love it !! I stamped it and then used my aqua brush & Distress markers to add colour. Then a little Stickles for good measure.

Here's a new embossing folder set from Sizzix ... bicycles. The pink one I made by wiping a pink chalk inkpad across the folder before embossing white paper.

I love this die from Penny Black. "Birds on Wire"

I used glossy paper for the background and inked it with Distress Inks - Rusty Hinge, Barn Door, and Dried Marigold.
I wanted  a sunset look. Then I just added the birds diecut from black cardstock.

Another simple card with black diecut birds.

This one is my favourite. I diecut the birds from white and then added colour with the aqua brush and Distress markers.
I love colourful birds !!

I like this flower too ! It can be used many ways.

I diecut this one from white and then added ink with the aqua brush & Distress Markers.

This one I die cut twice ... the stem from green and the flower from patterned paper. Quick & cheerful !!

* many many more bags of beads added to the $1 baskets ... hundreds of bags !!
* metal spacer beads
* more cords & chain
Here is a quick - and I mean QUICK , less than 10 minutes - bracelet that I made last week. All you need is elastic cord and 2 strands of beads. The materials cost less than $4.50 and you will have plenty left for another project ! Drop in ... I can explain it to you in minutes !