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Thursday, September 17, 2015

BIG Post !

Hello !
I have oodles of new things to share to let's get started. I will have to link you to the albums for all the pictures as I am doing this from home and don't have the photos on this computer ... here we go !
First ... lots of new paper. I put out almost 70 new papers today. Christmas, pets, flowers, family, steampunk, and more. The Graphic 45 Christmas paper is in the album too !Click on the blue highlighted date in the next phrase to go to the album.
By the way, the Authentique Tidings Christmas paper may very well be my favourite this year !
Over 75 new papers !
Posted by Classic Hobbies on Thursday, September 17, 2015

Now, I also unpacked a few boxes of stamps and dies. Oh, and paints and tools !I have Avery Elle, Stampendous, Sizzix, Tim Holtz, Prima, BoBunny, Art Anthology, Graphic 45, and more. Click on the date once again to go to the photos.
New from Avery Elle, Sizzix, Tim Holtz, Bo Bunny, Stampendous, Prima, Graphic 45, Art Anthology, tools
Posted by Classic Hobbies on Thursday, September 17, 2015

And the last, but certainly not the least, is the Kirarina Wink Glitter markers from Copic. I doodled on some black paper and maybe fell in love with them !
The markers are beautiful ! I have 15 colours in stock. They are $4.99 each but if you buy 6 or more, they are only $3.99 !

So that's what I unpacked this week. There are still several boxes that I never even got too - next week ! And don't forget, this Saturday you can drop in to make beaded snowflakes. Scroll down for photos and details. The Mega Flakes Foil card workshop for Friday has been postponed ( see previous post). Hope to see you this week ... I'm open Friday from 10 to 5 and Saturday from 10 to noon. See you !

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Hello !
Please note that this Mega Flakes Foiling class will be postponed. I will reschedule before Christmas.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Wonderful NEW Layering Stamps from Hero Arts ... and a bit more.

Hello again !
I have some really great stamp sets to share with you today. These stamps are from Hero Arts and are genius ! The set is made up of solid background images, detail or shading stamps, and then detail stamps. You simply stamp the layers and end up with a very detailed image that looks like you coloured for hours !
 Here is the first set ... Butterflies.

Great detail and cute sentiment stamps too !

And Hibiscus ...

Look at the shading you get !! Wow !
Bird & Branch ... I can't wait to try this set !

Such a realistic bird !
And you also get a great assortment of  flowers & leaves as well as a few sentiment stamps.
 All for just $19.99 !!
And Let Love Grow ... a collection of flowers, leaves, and sweet sentiments as well as lots of details ... endless combinations !!

And here are a few more stamps and dies in this week ...

I also have a selection of paper pads to add to the watercolour papers that I am now carrying. these pads are for a variety of uses ... markers, watercolours, pencils, charcoals etc.

So that's it for this week. Next week I will have a truckload of new things ! lol. Christmas paper & stamps will be arriving as well as all sorts of new things ! Fun days ahead !!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

September's MAKE-IT Projects & Workshops !

Hello !
I have several projects lined up for September and a whole list of them in the planning stages for October and November !
Let's start with September ...

This is a Make-It project so you can drop in any time between 10:15 and 11:30 am to make this project. It is a card using the MEGA FOIL FLAKES ! These flakes are amazing and make any stamped image into something quite spectacular.
** If you think you may be coming, maybe leave a comment or email me ... I never know for sure how many to prepare for and it would be a shame to run out. Thanks !! **

This is also a drop in project ... anytime between 10:15 and 11:30am. There will be a variety of beads and colours so you can customize your snowflakes. These decorations are so easy and fun to make, it's hard to stop ! They look great on the tree or hanging in the window. They are also lovely on parcels - make them in custom colours and the recipient can use them as a decoration after opening the gift  ! You will make 2 , a small and a medium.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25th ... 3 Birthday Cards . $10 + tx
WORKSHOP 10:15am. This is not a drop in project ... this is an actual sit down workshop, lol.
For this class, you will need to pre-register by September 22nd. All you have to do to register is prepay for your class. You can do it in person, by phone with a credit card, or by email with an EMT (email money transfer). The class will start at 10:15am and finish at about 11:30am. We will make 3 very different cards, all using the same stamp.

So that's it for this month's projects. Keep watching for Fall, Hallowe'en, and Christmas projects - coming soon !!!
** QUICK NOTE ... It makes me so sad watching the news about the Syrian Refugee Crisis. I wanted to do something but it really is hard to know what to do. A local group sent me the names of reputable organizations helping at the camps in Turkey as well as across Europe and here in Canada. So in order to raise money , I will be offering various sales & specials over the next few weeks, with all proceeds going to these organizations. So as you purchase, you can also know you are helping. Right now I have all the left over card kits on sale for $5 with NO TAX and all the money will go to help. Thanks !

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Ohh, So Many Great New Dies & Stamps

Hello !
Here it is September ! Perfect ! That means it's time to get back to a regular routine and that means finding time to create ! I love September ... time to get rid of the flaky summer brain and get my back-to-school brain working. I'm not going back to school but I always feel like September is a fresh start and a time to learn new things and start new projects. I am ready !
So ... first thing I did was post this month's schedule. I will be open every Saturday morning in September from 10am to noon. And I will be posting classes and Make-it Projects soon. I've put them on the schedule as TBA but will have details next week. Fun things coming !!
And now ... let's look at what's new !!
Here is a brief sampling. To see all the pictures click on the date in the link below the photos ... it will take you to the album that is full of product photos and sample photos !
Just a few of the great new stencils from Tim Holtz !

And amazing dies ... also from Tim Holtz.
Just a sampling. Be sure to check the album to see the Hallowe'en words,
skull, 3D coffin box and stamp sets. 

Lots of new stamps & dies from My Favorite Things.
Every release is cuter than the last ! 

Cheery Lynn has new fall and Hallowe'en dies.
This set of leaves is great !

So many new Memory Box dies ... Christmas, Hallowe'en, and more. 

I had a whole stack of these ... I have one left ! 

Elegance !

Here's a sample from the MFT blog using the Things with Wings stamp set,
just one of the many new MFT products this week.
Here is the link to the album ... click on the date "Wednesday September 2" to be taken to the album.
New Tim Holtz, My Favourite Things, Memory Box, new Distress colour ... lots of fun !
Posted by Classic Hobbies on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Well, that's it for this week ! I am open tonight (Wednesday) and then again Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10 to noon. Please drop in !