Thursday, May 28, 2009

Expo Weekend

Come see all the wonderful new scrapbook papers, stamps and accessories listed below. We have a store coupon on the table as you walk into the Expo. Open Saturday and Sunday for your shopping pleasure. Hope to see you!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wednesday News!

Hello everyone!
We hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend-it was gorgeous weather and most importantly-it's safe to wear white-haha!
We've had many new products come into the shop:

Websters Pages including their newest release-Sweet As Cherry Pie
as well as Hello Beautiful and Magical Wishes--papers, trims, diecuts and alphabets.
All beautiful lines!

October Afternoon-Cherry Hill and Ducks In A Row-papers, stamps and diecuts!
I just love these lines!

Grungepaper is in!! Long awaited and here at last! We have so many amazing products to use with it too-crackle paints, acrylic paints, distress inks and matching stickles. Perfect for die cutting and making custom embellishments!

Penny Black stickers & stamps!

Great Impressions Stamp of the Month is in...under the sea/mermaid theme!

7 Gypsies Market Papers-gorgeous flocked designs!

Jenni Bowlin Chipboard buttons, vintage buttons and more!

Basic Grey Wisteria and Lime Rickey papers-amazing designs and colors-WOW!

And I am sure there is more that I am forgetting but this is a great start! Come on in to see all the goodies!

Garage Sale--there is still time to reserve a table to sell your stamps and scrap goodies! Call the shop to sign up! Sale is June 13th, 10am until 4pm.

Expo Info-be on the lookout for our flyer at the show! Make sure you pick one up to take advantage of a coupon we have included. We will be open normal hours during the weekend of the Expo. Stop by and see us this weekend!

Classes and Events:

Open Catalog Party:Featured Company- American Art Stamps: Come in the first Tuesday in June, create some cards and place an order straight from the catalog-any stamp you want and as many as you want! 5:00-7:00pmAnd-we are adding Spellbinders special orders!! Order dies that you've had your eye on. They work with any die machine you may already own or you can order a Spellbinder machine. They work with Cuttlebug, Sizzix, etc...

Birdhouse Template Fun with Lyn
Using Basic Grey Periphery papers, you will construct a lovely 3D birdhouse project that makes a fun home d├ęcor tablescape or a nifty gifty for candy or a gift card. Not only will you create the birdhouse from a simple template, you will decorate the little jewelry box that it sits on. Part of this class is fussy cutting, so bring your little pointy scissors.
Sunday, Jun. 7 – 1:00
Fee: $24

Let’s Here if for the Boys with Sherry -A Muse
Leave the bling & bows at home…it’s time to focus on the boys! Come learn some tips & tricks for taking the stress out of making masculine cards. We’ll create 5 cards specifically designed for the boys/men in your life.
June 14th 12:00-2:00
Fee: $20.00

Kards for Kids with Sherry-A Muse
Last minute birthday sleep overs, slumber parties, swim parties, you name it you'll be covered for summer kid kards after taking this class! Just add a bag of Doritos.
June 14th 2:00-4:00
Fee: $20.00

***Changes for Canvas Album Class with Cari
Due to product availability, I need to change the date of this class!

Canvas Album
The album is 8x8 in size with clear and canvas pages that we will adorn with pretty papers, flowers, glimmer mist, paints and more! Create it with any theme in mind! Limit 8
Sunday, June 28th 10:00-1:00
Fee: $65


Eye Candy! I wanted to share some gorgeous layouts made by Amy Harle featuring Basic Grey Porcelain Line. We have this entire line at the shop and it is so versatile. I just love the watercolor look the papers have and Amy has made them look even more outstanding on her layouts!







Thats all the news we have for today! We will keep you updated on more events and product news as often as we can!
Have a fabulous week!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

This week....

Hello!
Can you believe Memorial weekend is coming up so soon? This month seems to be flying by!
I wanted to remind you that we are closed on Sunday the 24th in observance of Memorial Day.
And in the meantime-we have an amazing mixed media class scheduled on the 23rd with Jen Matott. She is an art teacher for Liverpool High School. Jen blends sculpture and design with scrapbooking to create amazing layouts and projects. Her techniques and style are so fun-you'll love getting your hands dirty to create a whimsical masterpiece...


Flights of Fancy -Mixed Media Sculpture with Jen Matott
I will show you how to create a whimsical piece of art that you can display in your home using some unusual items. I will teach you how to gold leaf, emboss metal using a Cuttlebug and assemble items to create a personal statement in 3 dimensions! Creating assemblage art is fun and addictive! Bring an exacto blade, liquid adhesive, assorted acrylic paints, and any scraps or collage materials you want. I will supply the rest!
Saturday, May 23th 10:00-1:00
Fee:$ 35










New Items!!!
Basic Grey Wisteria and Lime Rickey papers and embellishments
Coming soon-October Afternoon and Webster's Pages papers-we'll let you know as soon as they arrive!

We are participating in Amuse A Palooza again this year! More news to come on that soon.
And we are ordering all of their new summer releases--Sherry said they are amazing!

Thats all for now! Be back soon with more store updates!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Hello! It's Friday!!

Hi everyone!
We have been very busy lately!
But we wanted to post a couple of quick reminders of what's to come
this weekend!

Tomorrow:
COPIC Marker Club with Sherry
Technique focused class on how to use Copic Markers, those of you in the club will receive the markers that day. Techniques only with A muse Stamps.
May 16th 11:00-12:00
Fee: $10.00

Purely Mechanical with Sherry
While this cards won’t get up and dance they will flip, fold, pull and pop! Please bring red line tape.
May 16th 12:00-2:00
Fee: $20.00

**Call by the end of today to reserve your spot for tommorrow's classes!

Sunday:
Altered Ribbon Spool: with Lyn
The theme of this paper art project is re-cycle, re-purpose and re-use. You’ll take an ordinary empty ribbon spool and turn it into a stunning little art piece with the help of Webster’s Pages papers and fun embellishments. A tiny little accordion book is tucked inside for special memories. Sunday, May 17 – 1:00Fee: $20

Next Weekend:
Flights of Fancy with Jen Matott -
Mixed Media Sculpture I will show you how to create a whimsical piece of art that you can display in your home using some unusual items. I will teach you how to gold leaf, emboss metal using a Cuttlebug and assemble items to create a personal statement in 3 dimensions! Creating assemblage art is fun and addictive! Bring an exacto blade, liquid adhesive, assorted acrylic paints, and any scraps or collage materials you want. I will supply the rest!Saturday, May 23th, 10:00-1:00Fee:$ 35

Open Catalog Party:
Featured Company- American Art Stamps: Come in the first Tuesday in June, create some cards and place an order straight from the catalog-any stamp you want and as many as you want! 5:00-7:00pm
And-we are adding Spellbinders special orders!! Order dies that you've had your eye on. They work with any die machine you may already own or you can order a Spellbinder machine. They work with Cuttlebug, Sizzix, etc...

Garage Sale:
Saturday, June 13th:
Great deals inside the store and vendors selling their bargains in the parking lot! If you are interested in reserving a space to sell your scrap and stamp supplies, please contact the store. Space is $10. You must supply your own tables, change and bags. Sale is for one day only during store hours, 10:00am-4:00 pm.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tuesday News!

Hello again!
We have a lot to talk about today!
First order of business:

Garage Sale!!!!
We are taking sign-ups for anyone interested in selling their stamp and scrap supplies.
We take reservations for 10 spots and four are already taken. If you wish to participate-don't wait too long-these spots fill up as we get closer to the date! Anything you make-you keep. No store credit-you keep the cash! And a lot people are looking for a good bargain these days!
Reservation fee is $10. Bring your own change, table and bags. It's a great way to clean out your space to make room for new goodies-LOL! Sale date is June 13th, 10am-4pm. Call the store to make your reservation!!!

New Items!!
Chatterbox Book In A Box and Star Mini Album Kit
Hero Arts-we have an order started from the Spring supplement. If there is anything
you wish to order-you may do so by the end of this week! A lot of the new stamps are already gone. A great way to make sure you get the ones you want, is by stopping in and placing a special order for yourself!
May Arts Specialty Ribbons--silk flowers, silk leaves, faux suede leaves-gorgeous!
A Muse Art Stamps-special edition 8th Anniversary label set!
Tim Holtz Masks-flourishes and crowns

A quick note about classes-- Please make sure you sign up ahead of time. Last minute is fine but not on the day of class. We need to give the instructors ample time to prepare their kits ( a lot of preperation goes into each and every one).
You may sign up the day before a class--just make sure you call before the store closes for the day. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding of this policy.


Classes:
Purely Mechanical: with Sherry
While this cards won’t get up and dance they will flip, fold, pull and pop! Please bring red line tape.
May 16th 12:00-2:00
Fee: $20.00

COPIC Marker Club: with Sherry
Technique focused class on how to use Copic Markers, those of you in the club will receive the markers that day. Techniques only with A muse Stamps.
May 16th 11:00-12:00
Fee: $10.00 if not signed up for club. Free for club members.

Altered Ribbon Spool: with Lyn
The theme of this paper art project is re-cycle, re-purpose and re-use. You’ll take an ordinary empty ribbon spool and turn it into a stunning little art piece with the help of Webster’s Pages papers and fun embellishments. A tiny little accordion book is tucked inside for special memories.
Sunday, May 17 – 1:00
Fee: $20

Flights of Fancy with Jen Matott -Mixed Media Sculpture I will show you how to create a whimsical piece of art that you can display in your home using some unusual items. I will teach you how to gold leaf, emboss metal using a Cuttlebug and assemble items to create a personal statement in 3 dimensions! Creating assemblage art is fun and addictive! Bring an exacto blade, liquid adhesive, assorted acrylic paints, and any scraps or collage materials you want. I will supply the rest!
Saturday, May 23th, 10:00-1:00
Fee:$ 35
*see class photos below!!! gorgeous project!







Glimmer Mist is so popular these days and it is so fun to use! It adds a gorgeous glimmery sheen to any card, layout or project. I love playing around with different colors and trying new techniques as I go. Did you know that you can use a brayer with it? Layer colors? Use it with masks or on grungeboard? The possibilities are endless! Once you try it-you'll be hooked!
We have Glimmer chips and screens in stock to use with them. And a beautiful assortment of colors are in stock now!
Here is an example of a layout using GM on the background. I sprinkled it with flowers and stars, then sprayed an array of colors over it. I removed the shapes after spraying and here's how it turned out! I added gems, flowers and chipboard elements (also sprayed with GM) to decorate my page. I had a blast experimenting with all of the colors!! Even my 7 year old got into it to create backgrounds of his own. It is very safe for anyone to use! I highly recommend anyone to try it!




Sunday, May 3, 2009

Happy Sunday!

Hello everyone!
The store has been buzzing with lots of classes, full crops and lots of visitors---we LOVE that!
Thanks for stopping by!
And for those of you that haven't been in--we hope to see you soon! The store looks amazing-we are brimming with new products and I wanted to mention a few more things that came in this week!
Cosmo Cricket Snorkel Papers
Prima--Wildwood Flowers, Juliette Collection, Back In Stock-Fluttering Butterflies, Center Kisses, Swirl Pearls, Artful Collage Leaves and Caboodles (Hydrangeas with leaves--they are going fast!)
Stacy Stamps
Punches, adhesives and tools in stock too!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Stay tuned for more class and product updates!

Cari