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Monday, December 30, 2013

2014 is on it's way !!!!

Hello !
Just wanted to stop in before this year ends & say hello. I would like to thank you all for your support in 2013 as well as all the laughter, creativity, and fun that you shared . I hope that 2014 is a happy , prosperous year filled with creativity ! The very best to you all !!

Happy 2014 everyone !!!

P.S. the sale from last week will continue this week ... then in with the new !!!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Post Christmas Sale !!

Friday December 27th ... SALE !!!!!!!!!
* 40% off 12x12 Christmas patterned papers 
* 25% off Christmas paper pads 6x6 and 12x12
* 25% off Christmas stamps
* 25% off Christmas dies
* 25% off packages of Christmas embellishments
* 25% off "Snowflake Central" snowflake forms & beads
** off regular prices. Must be paid for during sale. NO layaways. 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Hope you all have a lovely relaxing holiday !
Open again next Friday ... and *pssst* I hear there may be a sale ...

Friday, December 20, 2013

Last minute Delivery !

I couldn't wait to share these stamps & dies !! Here goes ...

awesome specs !!
 DIES ...
Birch Tree cutting plate
I have seen so many beautiful cards on Pinterest using this die !!

Hero Arts Heart String & Love Buds

TWO cat dies !!!

See next photo for details on dies ...

This set is pretty awesome ... make ladybugs AND hot air balloons !!

See next photo for die details !

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tiny Stamping Fun on a Snowy Day ...

The snow is piling up outside and I don't feel like working very hard ... so I decided to stamp and colour some of the new stamps I unpacked. Fun ! These stamps are all just $1.49 each and would be great for making some quick tags or as wee stocking stuffers.
P.S. I am not a good colourer and really need new glasses. Don't judge ... lol. But it was fun !

Sorry folks but I won't be open tonight (Wednesday) due to the weather . I think most people will just want to get home & not venture back out. But I will be open Friday & Saturday. Sorry for any inconvenience. Stay home, safe & cozy !

Please note : I will also be open this Saturday from 10am to noon . See previous post for more details. 
Snowflake stamp
Done in white ink on black, gold ink on black, as well as black ink on white. 

Hero Arts Shadow Ink in gold. I also have it in silver. 

Pretty !!

Ornaments !

Holly !

How about this cute guy ?? A wintery owl !!

Who doesn't love a festive hedgehog ??

Or a snazzy squirrel ??

An Extra Day !!

I will be open Friday 10-5 as usual this week but I will also be open Saturday from 10am to 12 noon. Just in case you need last minute supplies for a project . Or maybe you ( like me) haven't started shopping yet !! (seriously, I haven't .... yikes.) I have lots of great gifts items, gift certificates, stocking stuffers, and fun little projects to keep everyone busy over the holidays. Drop in !!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

How to Address Patterned or Dark Envelopes ...

Have you ever had that problem ? You use a lovely black or dark red envelope but then the address doesn't show up very well. Or perhaps you are using your new WRMK Envelope Pinch Board to make patterned envelopes. Well WRMK has a solution ! ENVELOPE WRAPS !! These adhesive labels wrap around the envelope giving you a lovely decorative label with a blank space to write on. They come in stylish black & white as well as festive Christmas. Just $4.99 a package.
Now ... in my cheap frugal mind, I am thinking that I would cut them in half and have them just "appear" to wrap around - giving me double the stickers ! heehee ...

Scroll down to see all the wonderful new Punch Boards from WRMK. They are selling quickly !!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday Punch !!!

The new punches from We R memory Keepers have arrived !!!

Many of you pre-ordered your punches but I have a few more of each type left in case you didn't !
They sell for $22.99 each and are sure to be lots of fun to use !!
Gift BAG Punch

Pillow Box Punch

Gift BOX Punch SOLD OUT !!

And a few more of the wonderful Envelope Punches !!

If you want any, let me know !!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Some more new products as well as a few more projects ...

Hello !
I have some new beading projects for you as well as some new stamps, dies, and brads.
Ohhh !! Just had an email that the We R Memory Keepers punches (bags, boxes, etc) have been shipped !! They will be here next week. I'll be contacting all of you who pre-ordered ! Yay - EXCITING !!! I will also have more of the envelope punch boards at that time !!!

Shall we look ?
I have a few more snowflake photos for you. I took some of the forms and some bowls of beads to a family Christmas party on the weekend and we made snowflakes. It is a very relaxing and simple craft !

This  photo isn't great . The beads are really really sparkly and no matter what I tried, it came out blurry. But at least it will give you an idea. This is another version of snowman earrings - maybe for someone who wants something a bit simpler. Just 3 graduated sparkly silvery beads. Quite nice !

And now for the new things ...

BRADS !!!!
New brads !! (And I have restocked the older ones too)
Funky Lady Bugs
Hands & Typewriters
Telephones & Fans
Figure Skates (I imagine these could be coloured to be hockey skates as well)

40 cents each or a 12 pk for $3.99 !!

Santa Hats
Light Bulbs
Candy Canes
Also 40 cents each or a 12 pk for $3.99 !!!!
Some new dies & stamps as well as restock on some favourites ....
Restocked Favourites !
 Dies - Sprigs, Sea Birds
Embossing folders - holly !
Magnetic Platforms. My supplier is sold out again so these will be the last ones I can get for a while !

Easter stamps .... yes, really !

Leafy Branch Die.
A few classic stamps.

Love these "Cover a Card" stamps. You can stamp the entire background.
Books and a Nordic design.

Detail - see the pretty images ?

And a few book related stamps as well as a simple sympathy sentiment.

So come on in this week & get stocked up on supplies so you can stay home Sunday during the storm and CREATE !!!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

An Update ... The White Rub Ons !!

Okay, I said I was going to try a few projects with the white Tim Holtz rub ons ... and here are a few ideas ! (Scroll down to the previous post to see the black rub ons on muslin bags)
On black Ranger tags . Pretty sharp !

And on glass votives from the grocery store.
The rub on will actually cling to the glass so you can easily rub it on.
I think they are really pretty. So 50 cent votive holders are now gift worthy !

So I hope this gives you a few ideas for other ways to use your rub ons !
Make sure you check out the muslin bags below - I ♥ them !!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

A Quick Little Project !! Little Gift Bags ...

Hi !
We interrupt the scheduled post to bring you this quick and oh-so fun Christmas crafting project !

STEP 1.  Gather your supplies. You will need muslin bags, Tim Holtz rub ons ... and , oh ! that's it !
Now, you may be able to use other rub ons but I just find that Tim's go on like butter. I have some other brands that I almost rub right through the table trying to apply them. With his, you give them a gentle rub with the magical popsicle stick and they are transferred !
STEP 2.  Cut out your rub on.
STEP 3. Place the rub on where you want it.
STEP 4. Give it a quick rub with the magic stick !
STEP 5. TA DA ! Stand back and admire your amazing crafting skills. You are truly a Craft Ninja ! Now all you need to do is buy some wrapped candies and plop them in. Add a little sprig of greenery or a bit of ribbon and you have a lovely little gift !

The Tim Holtz Rub Ons have 2 sheets per package - the black sheet that I chose form in this project (Still have lots left to make more !!) and a sheet of the same designs in white . Tonight I am going to try out a few ideas to use the white ones - hope to be back tomorrow with another follow up post !

Monday, December 9, 2013

LOADS of Lovely Things this Week !

Hello !
I have a stack of lovely things to show you this week. Among them are the last Christmas papers for Christmas. So if you are wanting anything for Christmas , it's all here now ! No more to come.
So let's get started ....
* Crate paper - "Bundled Up" .. this is so cute & joyful !!
Fronts & backs

Sooooo cute !!

Fronts & backs.

journaling cards & tags too !

And now for all the adorable embellishments !
72 pieces ... here let me show you ...

Journaling cards - 20 pcs. See back of package for details.

Layered embellishments - 10pcs.

* Studio Calico - "Magical"
Some great stickers!

Fun paper clips !!

Chalkboard diecuts.

Plastic arrow embellishments.

Plastic snowflakes in various colours & designs !

Wooden veneer shapes .
Top Left : Sunbursts 50pcs
Top Right : Hearts 124 pcs.
Bottom : Stars 28 pcs.

* October Afternoon - "Silent Night" and "Eggnog"
 Beautiful paper .

I also posted some washi tape from this line last week.

Journaling cards to match.

And some fun add ons ...

* Cosmo Cricket  : really cute wooden pieces. Paint them, glitter them, glue them on cards or layouts, use in jewelry, make mobiles ... endless !!
Clouds - 44 pcs
Stars - 68 pcs.

Snowflakes - 58 pcs.
* Sizzix - look at this lovely jar die set !! It cuts a large mason style jar as well as a smaller jelly type jar.

* American Crafts - lots of wonderful twines , hemp, and jute. A package of this would be a great gift !! Or put individual ones in presents or stockings. $16.99 for a 24 roll pkg or .85 per roll.
Baker's Twine

Hemp - top "brights" , bottom "basics"

Basics Hemp/Twine/Jute
* Heidi Swapp - I have 1 each of the Heidi Swapp Christmas paper pads 12x12 and 6x6 . Sold most of them before even posting the pictures !
as well as more of her Colorshine in Tinsel and Sweet Cherry.

AND ... a few Christmas Projects !!
This little deer was really easy to make. Simply buy the precut pieces ($15.99) , choose your paper, apply glue (Mod Podge)with a sponge brush and smooth the paper on. Trim and sand the edges with an emery board. Seal with another coat of Mod Podge and slide the pieces together.

There is also a stocking set that is super easy to do !
Stocking kits, Reindeer, and Santa's Sled !!
All very easy to make.

And here's a quick & simple little kit from last year ... back by request.
makes a great neighbour or teacher gift.
Just $3.99 and only a few minutes to assemble.

Watch for another post on Wednesday !!!