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Thursday, January 28, 2016


Just a reminder ... sale this Friday & Saturday ...
40% off ** Tim Holtz stamps & dies ...
And, hey ! That includes the Bird Crazy sets ... maybe you have been wanting that set, or the matching dies ... or the sentiments that go with them ... this would be the week to get them !!
No holds - I've had several emails but to be fair - first ones in get them !
If you aren't local , you can still get in on the sale ... just call any time after 11am with a credit card or to make an EMT. Thanks ! :)

25% off ** strands of crystals ...

** Off regular priced items, no layaways, not valid on special orders and holds, not to be combined with other discounts.
See you tomorrow !!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

New, Easter, Valentine's ... so much ! And a sale at the end ...

Hello again !
Today I have some great new stamps & dies to share as well as more products to use for your valentines and a start on some Easter products. Let's go !

New this week ... adorable stamps from Memory Box/Poppy Stamps ... they also have matching dies. I think they would be precious stamped and then watercoloured. So sweet !
(more to see in the album ... I'll give the link at the end.)

More great dies and stamps ...

and more in this album ... just click on the blue highlighter date to see all the photos !!

A great mix of stamps, dies, tools, paper, and more.
Posted by Classic Hobbies on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

And then there are the Easter things ... here's a sampling ...

Click here to see more ...

A collection of stamps, dies, stickers, and papers for all your Easter projects. More will be added over the next few weeks !
Posted by Classic Hobbies on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

And a few more Valentine products ...

More here ...

I also have some new product previews to share. Expected delivery is in February.
First up are Color Bursts. Here's a quick video to show you one use. You can also apply them dry over a stencil or on paper and then add water. Or mist water over a page and tap the powders on to create amazing watercolour look backgrounds. There are plenty of videos on YouTube if you search Ken Oliver (the creator) or Color Bursts. If you want to reserve any, email me & we can set it up. Thanks !

And the other product is this Best Ever Craft Mat ... I am taking pre-orders for these as well. One very interesting and unexpected use is for beading ... the beads will not roll around on them !

The mats are 15" x 16.5" and sell for $27.99. I won't be stocking them but I will happily special order them for you ! Send me a quick email if you are interested. :)

A reminder : I now require a deposit for special orders , preorders, and layaways. For more details click here to see to last week's post about the Customer Rewards Card .

And here are a few peeks from the previous posts this week ... just scroll down to see the actual posts ...

And 2 more Valentine card kits .

Just $6 per kit.

And now ... how about a sale ?? For just this week ...
40% off Tim Holtz Stamps & Dies
Strands of Crystals ... 25% off !!
(off regular prices, no layaways, ... all that stuff ! You know the drill, lol) 

Thanks & hope to see Friday or Saturday !

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


I have a few samples for you today . I used the "Carried Away" stamp & die set from Taylored Expressions. This is such a great set ... the sentiments make it perfect for Valentine's Day, weddings, anniversaries, a new home. a new job, graduation, or any great adventure. The set includes the sentiment stamps, the image stamps, balloon stamps, and a die to cut out balloons. That means you can stamp the balloons, use diecuts, or do a combination of both. The little balloon diecuts would also be great to put in shaker cards. So here is the stamp/die set.

These are the dies INCLUDED with the stamps. 
And here are the cards I made ...

Very simple card .... stamp the image and add some die cut balloons. 

I used Distress ink & a few flicks of water to make the background of this card,
then stamped the image
and added balloons diecut from colourful paper scraps. Again, very easy !
Hope that gives you a little inspiration ! I'll be back in a few days with some wonderful new stamps & dies ! (Off to unpack them now, lol.)

Monday, January 25, 2016

Valentine Card Kits II and III are ready !

Hello !
I have the last 2 Valentine card kits all ready to go ! Each kit makes 3 cards and is just $6. Kit II will also provide you with more stickers than you need so you'll have some left for other projects.
Valentine Cards III
Embellishments include acrylic diecuts, a brad, and a charm.

Valentine Cards II
Embellishments include a sticker sheet, 3D diecut, and a fun brad. 
I'll be back later this week with new things !!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Card Kits & a Sale !

Hello !
I have a few card kits to share ... there will be one each week for the next three weeks. Some of the kits will be limited in quantity as my supply of materials is also limited so reserve yours now !

Kit #1 ... available this week January 22 & 23.
This kit makes 3 cards and includes all the necessary materials as well as instructions.
There are a few fun embellishments in this one ... plastic arrows, wire paper clips, and laser cut chipboard.
Just $6.
Kit #2 ... available January 29 & 30 .
This kit allows you to personalize your card by adding the initials of YOUR valentine on the carved tree !
I've added some interesting embellishments to this kit too ... vellum/plastic diecuts, charms, and metallic brads.
Again, just $6 for everything you need + instructions.
Kit #3 ... available February 5 & 6.

This kit is designed around a sheet of stickers ... so you will get that sheet as well as all the materials
and the embellishments to make these three cards.
Again, the embellishments add some whimsy to the cards ...
a sweet 3D Doodlepop diecut, a wee clothespin, and a brad in the form of glasses !
Just $6 and you will have lots of stickers left over -
perfect for a scrapbooking layout, tags, more cards, or treat bags !
Here are all the left over stickers !! 
So that's the kits ... now the SALE !! January 22 & 23.
40% off  EMBOSSING FOLDERS (off regular prices)

AND 40% off STRANDS of SEMI PRECIOUS BEADS (off regular prices)

So that's it for this week ... unless you missed my earlier post about the all new Customer Rewards Card ! Scroll down to the previous post to get all the details & see how you can start working towards a shopping credit !
I will be unpacking beads tomorrow so be sure to check this week to see what's new in the trays !

Monday, January 18, 2016


Hello !
I am excited to share with you this ... a Customer Rewards Card !!

I have been wanting to find a way to reward & thank loyal customers ... to show my appreciation ... and this is it !
For every $20 before taxes, you will get a circle filled in. When the card is full, you will get $20 off your next purchase ! Easy as that !
Now, the $20 doesn't include taxes, shipping fees, sale items, or discounted items. Nor does it include items that have been on hold for more than 2 weeks. But for everything that is purchased at regular price and in a timely fashion, the dollar amounts count !! I'll keep the cards on file here at the store, so your card will always be where you need it. We'll just keep filling in those circles and then, one day, you will find a nice little $20 credit waiting for you to treat yourself !
I hope you enjoy this rewards program. :)

Now, in order to do this, I had to tighten up my sales policies. I've been wanting to give rewards to my wonderful customers but I wasn't able to do that with special orders & layaways piling up , not being picked up or items being on hold for months, so here are the new sale policies as well as the existing return policy. I have struggled with this in the past but am finding that it is of utmost importance now. Businesses have to be leaner and more careful. With the shrinking dollar and increased costs, I need to keep track of all these things but I think by doing so, it will be easy to reward my much appreciated loyal customers. Thank you so much for your support these past years and for your understanding of why I need to keep better track. 

* Special orders require a 50% deposit.
* New items on the blog or Facebook page will be held for pick up & payment for 2 weeks only and then they will be returned to stock. A quick email transfer will ensure that your items are kept for you. Not picking up items may result in no further holds without payment.
* Layaways and in-store holds will require a 25% nonrefundable deposit and then must be paid in full within 4 weeks.
* Items to be shipped can still be held to be shipped with other items to reduce shipping costs but they must be paid for at the time of the hold.

* returns MUST be accompanied by the receipt within 30 days of purchase.
* items must be in GOOD, UNOPENED condition .
* for store credit or exchange .

* NO RETURNS on the following ...

  - anything used for cutting - dies, punches, scissors, cutters, etc.
Please be sure that is the product you want before purchasing. If you want to see the die better 
and better understand how it cuts, please ask. I will be happy to help you with that. I cannot take     them back once they have been used. 
Also, please be aware that some of the very detailed dies are more difficult to use. They may require extra plates or metal shims. They may also need to be passed through the cutting machine multiple times as well as being rotated each time. Be sure your machine is up to the task. Some of the smaller machines struggle and may need a metal shim plate to work their best. If you have a die that doesn't cut well , it may just take a bit more time & patience. If you have trouble, I can certainly try it in my cutter and help you with advice on how to get it to work for you. 
If the die is defective, I will contact the company and we will get it resolved for you. 
- cut items
- kits
- opened packages
- EARRING findings of any kind because of health restrictions unless they are in a sealed package
- embossing folders unless they are in a still sealed package.
- stamps that have been used.
- layaways
- special orders
- clearance items
- rolls/spools of wire, ribbon, chain, cord etc unless in a sealed package
- vials of beads
- paint, stain, glue, ink, glitter, powders etc unless the package is still sealed.

Thanks again. I look forward to seeing you fill in your spots & get your rewards !

Thursday, January 14, 2016

New Stock, Card Kit, Bead Ideas , and more.

Hello !
I have a whole list of shares ... let's go !

*Here is the first card kit of 2016 ... this kit makes 4 cards and is $6.

You get everything you need to make the four cards except the adhesive and a piece of sanding paper or sanding block. Actually, that isn't necessary if you choose to use the paper as is but it is a lot of fun to sand it and expose the pattern. So in the kit you get the card bases, 4 colours of bakers twine, 4 pieces of embossed sandable cardstock, and a 12x12 sheet of embellishments. You will have enough embellishments to put some inside the cards as well as on the fronts and then you will still have a pile left over ... for more cards, tags, or whatever you wish !

* 12x12 cardstock. After reviewing my inventory & sales, I have decided to discontinue selling 12x12 plain cardstock. Please note that I will continue selling 8.5x11 cardstock. Also I  will special order 12x12 cardstock in packages and assortments on request. I will keep stocking the rack with what I have but once it is gone, I will no longer be selling it by the individual sheet. So ... now is a good time to stock up ! I sell it for 75 cents a sheet but if you buy 20 or more sheets , it is just 65 cents. Why not choose some of your favourite colours and have them on hand ?

* Now on to new ... I have lots of lovely new papers with a good variety of themes ... dog, cat, sports, nautical. farm market, florals, beachy, chickens, boho style designs, mandalas, and more. I have put out more Valentine papers & embellishments as well. There are new dies & stamps, cute DoodlePops, washi tape, and more. I'll give you a few teaser photos and then the link to the album so you can see all 66 photos !

Click on the blue highlighted date to go to the album and see it all !

* Here's a handy product !

I had these made for my own cards and had extras made to sell. They are post it notes that read ...
                                              Share the love and save a tree !
                             Remove this message and add your own to send this on to a friend. 

I put 2 or 3 in a card so that I can write on the first one, and then my friend can remove that note and use the card again. With 3 post its, the card will get 4 uses !! Your lovely work will travel to several people and bypass the recycling bin !
They are $3.99 for a pad of 50.

* Swarovski Crystal Hearts ... the little crystal heart beads are so pretty and are perfect for Valentine projects !

Why not make a few earrings ? So easy and quick ! Here are a few ideas ...

Or this Swarovski crystal bracelet ?
 I have the materials all packaged up except for the wire ... crystal hearts & bicones, spacers, crimps & covers, clasp and extender. All ready to go !

Well that's it for today ! I am open Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to noon.
Hope to see you !