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Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Hello !
I have been pricing things for this weekend's sale ... this Saturday from 10am to noon ... last chance to get Christmas products . After Saturday ... *POOF* ... they will be gone.
So here's what's on sale ...

50% off ... Christmas 12x12 patterned paper 
                   Christmas stamps
                   Christmas stencils
                   Christmas dies
25% off Christmas Kits ... including
                   Swarovski Christmas earrings & pendant kits
                   Christmas card kits
                   Christmas decor kits
                   Beaded snowflake kits
50% off Minc Christmas Village kits & Number Kits
25% off all other Christmas Minc -ables

Remember ... you can also add foil with a regular laminator. Or ... you could use the houses as is and just embellishment however you choose. ONLY $8 !!!
Christmas Embellishments ... 
         many are  40% - 50% off (prices are marked)
         any not marked are 25% off

Kirarina Wink Markers ... regular $4.99 each
        NOW ... get a 4 pack for just $7.99 !! while supplies last.
Sale Table ... I have added items and marked others down again !
Ink sprays & Distress paint on the table are now 50% off.
Any items with a price circled in green are now an additional 25% off the already low sale price !!

And here's the usual ... lol ...
   * off regular prices
   * cannot be combined with other discounts
   * not valid on items on layaway or special orders
   * no holds or layaways - everything must be paid for on Saturday
   * all sales final
   * no returns accepted on Saturday

Hope to see you Saturday morning !!!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Here's to 2016 !!

Well that's a wrap ! Another year has passed ... hard to believe ! I would like to thank everyone for their support ... it's a challenge being a small business in a big business world and it wouldn't be possible without all my lovely customers . Thank you !!
I hope you have a wonderful holiday and I wish you all a new year filled with creativity , health, and happiness.
Because of the days that the holidays fall on, I will be closed this weekend and next Friday but will be open again on Saturday January 2 from 10am to noon. 
I will be working on year end paperwork, inventory, and planning for 2016 over the next week so I will be taking a break from Facebook and emails until next Saturday. Hope to see you then !!
Peace. smile emoticon

Day 12 !

Last day ... Day 12 !
Ornaments !
 Here's what you need ... tins, deer heads from Tim Holtz, glitter and (not shown) paper, ribbon, diecuts, and faux garland trim.
 Simply trace the tin , cut out a paper circle, and then glue it into the tin.
Glue a length of faux garland around the inner edge of the tin.
Now coat the deer head or even just the antlers with glue and add glitter. Let dry.
Using hot glue, add the deer head to the tin and glue ribbon on the back.
For the third ornament, I just added a chipboard diecut. Super easy !!

Well that;s the end of the 12 Days of Quick & Easy Christmas Projects ... I hope you enjoyed them and maybe found some inspiration.
Happy holidays !!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Don't forget the big sale on Wednesday !!!

Hello !
It's almost Christmas ... and here's your gift ...

I will be open Wednesday December 23 from 10am to 5pm ...
AND ...
ALL in stock Christmas 12x12 patterned paper, Christmas stencils, Christmas dies, and Christmas stamps will be 50% OFF !!!

AND ...Christmas Embellishments and Christmas MINC will be 25% off !!
* No layaways or holds
* Must be paid for on Wednesday
* Not valid on reduced or sale items , layways or special orders.
* Cannot be combined with other discounts.
* No returns
* All sales final.
(Any items purchased  to be mailed will be shipped on January 4th)

So, one day only ! Yep, just this Wednesday.
Don't miss out !
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DAY 11 !!

For Day 11, I decided to go for the gold !!

Here's the what & the how ... and a few adhesive tips !
Supplies ... gold papers, Tim Holtz rub ons, gold trims & ribbon, vellum, Stick It adhesive.
This is the star of the show ... metallic rub ons.
You get 2 sheets - one silver, one gold.
The rub ons work beautifully and add a luxurious touch to your projects. 

For this card, I added the rub on directly to black card stock.
I then cut a strip off the card edge and added foil inside so it would peek out the edge. Done !

Here I added the rub on onto white cardstock and used some beautiful gold starry paper.
A strip of gold ribbon finished off the simple card. 

I had to use the golden woodgrain paper !! It is so beautiful.
I added the rub on onto vellum this time so the sentiment would show up and the
woodgrain could still show through faintly.
A little bit of gold trim glued on added the finishing touch.
Now ... how did I adhere that vellum without any signs of adhesive ???

Such a beautiful vintage style sentiment. 

Here's my secret !!
'Stick It' adhesive is perfect for diecutting but it is also the perfect solution for adhering vellum. Apparently it also works well for transparencies. I haven't tried that yet but will.
I just cut a few little strips of the 'Stick It' and added it down the sides ... and no marks at all !!!
It may be a Christmas miracle.
Hallelujah !!

And here's one more tip ... 'Stick It' looks very much like regular typing paper or release paper.
It would be very easy to toss in the recycling bin by mistake !
So I just lightly labeled it with pencil .
Now I won't use it as scrap paper or toss it !
Now, don't forget that tomorrow (Wed Dec 23) is the BIG SALE !!! Scroll down to the previous post for details. It will be the biggest sale on Christmas items this season ... don't miss it !!!
And keep watching for Day 12, the last day of my Christmas projects.
Hope to see you tomorrow !

Monday, December 21, 2015

Your Christmas gift is here ...

Hello !
It's almost Christmas ... and here's your gift ...
I will be open Wednesday December 23 from 10am to 5pm ...
AND ...
ALL in stock Christmas 12x12 patterned paper, Christmas stencils, Christmas dies, and Christmas stamps will be 50% OFF !!!

AND ...
Christmas Embellishments and Christmas MINC will be 25% off !!
* No layaways or holds
* Must be paid for on Wednesday
* Not valid on reduced or sale items , layways or special orders.
* Cannot be combined with other discounts.
* No returns
* All sales final.

(Any items purchased  to be mailed will be shipped on January 4th)

So, one day only ! Yep, just this Wednesday.
Don't miss out !

DAY 10 !!

Day 10 ... a large beaded snowflake - perfect for hanging in the widow or on the tree top.

Here's what you need ... a package of 9" forms, beads (acrylic work best as they are the lightest), a sparkly centre piece, hot glue) .
I beaded 2 of the forms from the package, holding the beads in place with rubber earring backs. When I was finished, I removed the earring backs and glued the last bead on each wire with hot glue.
Then I glued one form on top of the other so the spokes were between the others. I glued on a sparkly cabochon in the centre and tied on a piece of silver thread for hanging. Done ! So easy ! Add in any colours of beads to match your decor .

Sunday, December 20, 2015

DAY 9 !!

A wee little vintage tree ornament for Day 9. I was inspired by a Tim Holtz project and decided to make my own version. It's really cute in real life and was a lot of fun to make !

Here's what you need ... a trophy cup and tree (mine are from Tim Holtz Idea-ology), paint ( I used Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint) , beads, alcohol inks, glitter, star, glue, memo pin, paper banner/sticker, and any other decorations ( I added a bird).

Mine is not particularly Christmas-y as I wanted to use it year round but you can use whatever colour ornaments you like.
The first step is to "grunge" up the trophy. I dabbed on the paint and then dabbed Mushroom Alcohol Ink over it. Instant vintage !

Now the tree ... you can spray it with Distress Stain if you wish to add colour. I decided I liked the natural but wanted to glitter it. I dabbed on glue and the rolled it in vintage glitter. Then I used hot glue to fasten it into the trophy.
The beads ... I used white pearls and dyed them with various alcohol inks. I put a few beads in a little ziplock bag, squirted in a few drops of the ink,  squished the pearls around, and then dumped them out on paper towels. I then dabbed the mushroom and silver alcohol inks over them to make them look even more vintage. You could easily use various coloured beads and skip this step. Now glue the beads to the tree. Glue the star to the top as well as the memo pin. Add any other decorations - I glued in a little bird.
Add a quote on a little paper strip to the memo pin . I also added a little Stickles along the edges of the banner. Done. You can add a cord to the loop on the memo pin to make it into a hanging ornament.
Imagine a pink tree, a pale blue tree, a green tree, a gold tree ... so many possibilities !
I've started Day 10 ... photos tomorrow !!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

DAY 7 & 8 !!

Day 8 ... Gift Tags !!

I was inspired by a post on One Lucky Day and decided to make tags ... but simpler and speedier ... I'm on a time limit, lol.
So I grabbed some tags, Tea Dye Distress ink, red & green Archival ink, black Staon ink, some Tim Holtz stamps, twine, and a few Stickles.

 I inked up the tags with the distress ink to make them look aged, stamped an image in a colour, then added the sentiment in black in. Then I added a touch of Stickles for some sparkle and looped twine through the tags. Done !

And I just realized that I forgot to post DAY 7 ! It was a MINC-ed village. It took a bit longer than an hour to foil all the pieces but the assembly was fairly quick. I like it !

Thursday, December 17, 2015


Day 6 ... and I MINC-ed !!
I broke out some of the new Heidi Swapp Christmas Minc products and ran them through the Minc. Remember, you can also use a laminator too.  It takes almost no time to Minc and the results are so pretty !
Here are a few of the tags and a handful of snowflakes ... all so easy !!
It's hard to see the shine in the photo but , trust me, there is plenty of shimmer and shine !

Now ... never throw away your foil pieces until they are completely used up ... I used my leftovers from the green tag on the left to make the tag on the right . Simply take the foil sheet after making the first tag and place it on a sheet of toner. The negative of the design will transfer to the sheet. Now, if you place another colour foil on the sheet and "MINC" it again, that colour will transfer to any uncovered toner ... the result is a two colour tag. Beautiful !!!

 Here's a better view of the 2nd tag made with the negative of the first tag. Very pretty !!
I also minc-ed the pieces for a village ... brought them home to assemble it tonight ... and forgot the main pieces ... mad at myself  ... guess it will have to wait for tomorrow.
So watch for that tomorrow and Day 7.

A Few Things Unpacked ...

Hi there !
I unpacked a few last minute things to share today ...
I was able to get a few more of these very popular sets of stamps + dies ... the cookies !!

A beautiful nativity set. 

This keeps selling out so I was happy to get a bit more ...
gorgeous sparkly paper from Tim Holtz. 

Metallic twine for hanging ornaments, attaching tags,
or making those very popular messy twine bundles on cards !

Also available in gold and multi. 

Holiday Letterpress blocks from Tim Holtz.
Great for decorating , displays, and projects. 

3 D Paper Effects ... this 3D paint comes with a medium tip
and a fine tip so you can write, doodle, add dots, anything you want !!
I have it in White Pearl, Black Pearl, and Vintage Gold.

These VERY popular metallic paper cards are back !!!
You get 12 gold, 12 silver, and 12 copper in the box as well as 36 envelopes.
This paper embosses beautifully.
I cut them in half and use them for card fronts and tags ...
and that gives me enough for 72 cards for just $12.69 !!
Don't wait ... I ordered 24 boxes and am down to just 6 already. 
So that's it for now. I'll be back tonight with the project from Day 6.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

DAY 5 !

Tonight I made some very quick and easy cards that require only cut apart sheets and embellishments - no cardstock required !!
 For a quick DIY, click on the blue highlighted date below to go to the photo album and see how easy they are to make !

Here's a little DIY for the DAY 5 cards. All you need is some cut apart sheets, stickers & embellishments, and adhesive. NO CARDSTOCK !! Super easy, super quick !
Posted by Classic Hobbies on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

See you tomorrow with Day 6 !

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

DAY 4 !

Today I made a couple very quick and simple Christmas cards using a beautiful die from Memory Box, The Corby Ornament.

For these cards you need : the die, cardstock, a sheet of 2 sided adhesive, and the outline stickers . I also used a bit of twine and a scrap of paper.

For this card , I cut the die out of green cardstock with the adhesive on the back. I then placed a scrap of red over the bird part of the die, and diecut that. I adhered them to the card but then wanted a little something to finish it off ... the outline stickers !!

That little gold scalloped line really frames the design !

There are so many of these lines in a package and they are very easy to use !!
For the second card, I cut the diecut out of white and used the "inner' pieces of the last one that was green. I cut the red bird the same way.

I adhered the white diecut, then just popped in all the green inner pieces from the last card. They went in very easily and surprisingly quickly ! I love how it fills it in !!
This is such a versatile die.  You can cut it out of just one colour for a very elegant look, out of metallic paper for a sparkle, or out of 2 or 3 colours for a more vibrant look. Endless possibilities !
So ... that's Day 4 ! Keep watching for Day 5.

Monday, December 14, 2015

TWELVE Days of QUICK & EASY Christmas Projects !

Hello !
I've decided to take an hour each evening, look around the store, grab a few things, and make something for the holidays. I'm aiming for 12 days ... we'll see how that goes, lol.
I am hoping you may find some inspiration and see that it doesn't always take a lot of time !

DAY 1: the pillow boxes and canvas bags that I shared last week. Grab a stack of boxes and bags, a few stamps, a stencil, ink, and paper scraps . In an hour , you'll have a whole pile of Christmas packaging. Add some candy, hot chocolate packets, or a pair of warm gloves, and you'll have a lovely gift .

DAY 2 : Plaid tags ... 

these go so well with the woodsy lumberjack kind of style we are seeing these days. But you could go for a totally different look with your choice of stamp. You will need a background stamp, ink, tags, and sentiment stickers. Stamp, add stickers, done. Easy peasy !!

DAY 3 : Holiday Home Decor

You will need a $3 photo collage frame from Walmart like this ...
... and some paper cut aparts with 4x6 pieces ( I used Simple Stories), some stickers (again Simple Stories chipboard stickers so they are nice and thick), and a floral pick with a bit of ribbon added.

 So here's the first one ... I just cut the pieces apart and placed them in the frame. Then I added the chipboard stickers on the glass. Minutes, I tell you, mere minutes !
 You can see here that I added 2 of the holly stickers, the foiled "Joy" sticker and a little tree in the bottom cubby. I attached it with a glue dot.

This frame can stand on a shelf or a mantle or be hung on the wall. 
For the next one, I did pretty much the same thing except I added a floral pick tied with a bit of ribbon. I glued it to the glass with Tacky Glue because my hot glue was at home, but either one would be perfect. I think if you used hot glue you could reheat it alter & remove the pick. 

I also added another of the chipboard stickers over the ends of the pick. Again, the whole project just took a few minutes and cost very little. 

So now I need to start thinking about Day 4 .... hmmmm