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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Another Quick Post !

Hello !
This is my third post this week. Be sure to scroll down to see the other new items I posted as well as an important announcement regarding a change in hours in May.
Today I have some wonderful new papers from Bo Bunny & Jillibean Soup as well as some spectacular specialty papers from Bazzill. The new Bazzill papers are shiny and fabulous AND made for diecutting !! I also have a few new embellishments, tapes, and fun hardware to share.
Click on the link below to see all the great new items.
Bazzill, JilliBean Soup, Bo Bunny, Echo Park, My Mind's Eye
Posted by Classic Hobbies on Thursday, April 30, 2015

And remember to stop in tomorrow to see all the great things in person !!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A Change of Schedule ...

Shhh ... what's this ??? Big plans ...

Please note ... I will be closed May 22 for renovations. Open again as usual on May 29th ... well, as usual, only better !!! 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Lots to Share this Week !!

Hello !
I expect to have several posts this week so keep checking back - or subscribe and you will get a notice via email whenever there is a new post !
I unpacked several boxes this weekend ... and I have some photos to share.

First is the new stamps, dies, embossing folders and stencils. There are some from Memory Box, Impression Obsession, Taylored Expressions, Spellbinders, and My Favourite Things. Click on the link below to see the album ...

Memory Box, Impression Obsession, My Favourite Things, Taylored Expressions.
Posted by Classic Hobbies on Monday, April 27, 2015

Next is the new Ranger products - Abandoned Coral Distress and the new paints from Dyan Reaveley as well as the new IDEAOLOGY from Tim Holtz !! Some great stuff !! Click on the link to see all that goodness !!

Paint from Dyan Reaveley, Abandoned Coral Distress,  some new Texture Paste from Tsukineko and great new items from Tim Holtz.
Posted by Classic Hobbies on Monday, April 27, 2015

And last , but certainly not least, is the new line of coloured pencils & markers from Spectrum Noir.
Click on this link to see them ...

New Coloured Pencils & Accessories as well as their new Aqua Markers !
Posted by Classic Hobbies on Monday, April 27, 2015

OOPS !!! I missed these. They are called Pocket Cards by Tim Holtz and they are an amazing box of treasure !!

They are $10.59 for 100 double sided cards. Click on the link below to see just what comes in this amazing box of goodness !!

I forgot to post these !! Pocket Cards from Tim Holtz. You will not believe what you get in one box !!! Treasure, I tell you, treasure !!
Posted by Classic Hobbies on Monday, April 27, 2015

So that's it for today but I'll be back with more ... !!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

New Products and a Whole Stack of Samples !

Hello !
I have been madly unpacking but more boxes keep arriving ... it's a bit like Lucy working the line in the chocolate factory, lol !
I have unpacked some great basics - paper, precut cards, etc as well as new embossing folders, dies, embellishments, and stamps. Be on the lookout next week for new paper including foil & mylar paper.
Here is a link to an album for the new products. The boxes of cards are great value. You get the cards AND envelopes ...anywhere between 36 each to 50 each (depending on the paper) for $10.99 and $11.99. So that's anywhere from 33 cents for a metallic card and envelope to just 22 cents for a white or kraft card and envelope ... DEAL !!

Because some of the embossing folders didn't photograph that well I decided to make a few samples. And then I got carried away. I embossed like a fiend ! I also pulled out the new chalk core papers because many of you have been asking me about them. So click on the link to see what designs the embossing folders make and how wonderfully they work with the chalk core paper as well as regular cardstock. Enjoy !!

I had a few embossing folders that didn't show up that well in a photo so I decided to make a few samples ... and then I...
Posted by Classic Hobbies on Thursday, April 23, 2015

 Hope to see you tomorrow !!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

THIRD Post this Week !!

I had to share this !! These are some new ink pads from Hero Arts that give an instant OMBRE effect. They are lovely !! I played around with them today and I really like them.
They are $11.99 each but I will have an introductory special on them for the next 2 weeks - buy 3 or more and get them for just $9.99. (not valid on layaways held for more than 2 weeks)

These are the five colours available ... for now ... ;)

"Pink to Red"

"Mint to Green"
* please note, I have the wrong ink pad in the photo ... oops. 

"Pool to Navy"
* and the other wrong ink pad ... lol. 

"Butter to Orange"
This one and the black really surprised me. I love them !!

"Grey to Black"

You can apply them to large background stamps to get a wonderful ombre design.

I stamped these images and embossed them with white embossing powder. Then I used a
dauber to apply the ink over the image - the great thing is that you get 3 colours in one pad - perfect for shading !!

You can also stamp solid images.

They are perfect for delicate designs and for adding interest to stamped sentiments.

This is two of the ink pads combined on one background stamp. I love these 2 colours together !!
They are the two colours shown below in the samples. 

Here is a link to the Facebook album if you would like to see all the samples close up ...

Exciting new ink pads from Hero Arts !! You can easily get beautiful ombre effects all from one ink pad.
Posted by Classic Hobbies on Thursday, April 16, 2015

And here is a wonderful video by Jennifer McGuire demonstrating how to use them Watch for the 'cha cha' !

Thanks & hope to see you Friday !!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Second Post Today !

Hi !
I just unpacked this paper from Kaiser Craft "Furry Friends" so I want to quickly post it ... scroll down to the previous post to see all the new dies & stamps !
Great pet papers. 

How real is this ??!

For the DOG people ...

For the CAT people ...

Great background papers. That last sheet on the left is a burlap design - great for any kind of layout. 

And the matching stamp !!

Lots of Lovelies !!

Hello !
I have so much to share today ... dies, stamps, paper pads, and more. I may be back with more later in the week but I thought I would get this all put away before I unpack more !
Oh ... and I have a great new product to try out ... keep an eye open for that too !
And I am open tonight - Wednesday April 15 from 6:30-8pm - so drop in ! And then again on Friday from 10am to 5pm.
So here we go ... click on the blue highlighted link to see the album ... 100 photos ... and the new things are FABULOUS !! Enjoy !

Hope to see you this week !!
Almost forgot ... I have kits for this Spring Banner. Just $15 will get you all the materials, instructions, and a photo . All you need to add is scissors and adhesive !!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

And the Boxes Just Keep Coming !

Wow, I have had so many boxes delivered this week - YIKES !! I have been slogging through but have just dented the surface. There's still lots more to come ! Let me show you what there is so far ... and then come back next week for more !
First ... lots of new Sizzix products. The new embossing folders are lovely and the stamp sets are very clever. They have new dies and some fun tools as well. I also have some new stamps from Graphic 45, Hero Arts, and Bo Bunny. Click on the link below to go to the album and click through the photos.

This is what I have unpacked today ... I still have piles of boxes so there will be lots more next week. The mother lode has truly arrived !! lol.
Posted by Classic Hobbies on Thursday, April 9, 2015

And now in BEAD NEWS !
I have some wonderful new Swarovski products ... pastel pearls, emerald cut beads, "love beads", drops, an amazing crystal Buddha pendant and more.
I made a few samples up and then packaged the materials in case anyone wanted to make one. You will get everything you need except the stringing wire in the package - and you'll save money ! The cost of buying the individual pieces is much more. In each package you get the beads/crystals, spacers, crimps, crimp covers, lobster claw, and chain extender.
This is the first bracelet . I used the new "love beads" in various pinks. It is such a dainty , sparkly piece. The materials are $15.99 . If you buy all the materials separately, it will cost you over $25. it's a deal !! lol.

The next bracelet uses the new Swarovski pastel pearls - they are so pretty !!!
Doesn't that say spring ? The materials for this one are just $5.99 ! Or you can buy the pearls by the each as well if you have another project in mind.
Click on the link below to see all the new loveliness from Swarovski !

There is no way to capture the beauty of Swarovski crystals in a photo - you really have to come in and see them ! But this will give you an idea of what has just arrived.
Posted by Classic Hobbies on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

And then I bagged up some bulk seed beads and bugle beads. This is a great way to buy them if you do bead looming or weaving, native bead art, or use them in sewing or knitting projects. Many of the bags are just $2 for 50g. Significant savings ! Click below to see them all.

This is the perfect way to buy seedbeads & bugle beads if you do loom work, woven beading, native beading, knitting with beads, etc. Many of the packs are just $2 !
Posted by Classic Hobbies on Thursday, April 9, 2015

And lastly, I cleaned out bead trays and bagged up beads. (yes, the heat sealer & I were best friends all week. ) These bags are all $2 and they are filled with everything from lampwork beads to firepolished to wooden ... and so on. Again, some great bargains !! Why not grab a few bags and make up some earrings or a fun bracelet ?

Cleaning out the trays ! I have bagged up beads in $2 bags ... you get more than if you bought them individually ......
Posted by Classic Hobbies on Thursday, April 9, 2015

Here are a few quick earrings that I put together as a donation to a local fundraiser ... it doesn't take much to make a fun pair of earrings !

So that's it for this week. Trust me there will be lots more next week. And the week after ...
Hope to see you Friday !!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

It's Wednesday & I'll Be Open !!

Hi out there !
It's Wednesday and I'll be open tonight . You really should come by and get stocked up because I won't be open again until NEXT Friday .. yes, you read that right !  I'll be closed this Friday because of Good Friday so that leaves a long looooooong stretch where you might be out of 2 sided tape or crimp beads or cardstock or glitter (heaven forbid you would be out of glitter !!) ... so be sure to come in tonight to get your fill !
And .. you can take advantage of a clearance sale I have on the Hazel & Ruby masks ...
40% off Hazel & Ruby masks ... 

Yes, get them while they are still here !!!

So stop in tonight & get your supplies and then get ready for a TON of new things !! I have a mini mountain of boxes to unpack so it may be a good thing that I'm not open again for a week and a half !!
There are so many wonderful new dies, stamps, papers, products, beading supplies, inks ... I could go on and on !! It will be exciting, I promise !! And watch for a few fun announcements coming soon !!