Saturday, January 30, 2010

Just wanted to clarify...

Hello friends!!
Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend! I just returned from CHA on Thursday night and boy am I tired! It is always a whirlwind of chaos and last minute projects to put together to get ready for opening day. I am so excited about all of the new products we will be getting from Prima and I will be sure to let you all know when it arrives.

I wanted to clarify that my amazing Mini Book class is scheduled for the end of February-on the 27th and not this weekend. I am preparing the album now so I will have photos up soon and the sample at the store for all to see. We will be working with the Donna Downey mini album in turquoise with the cute little scallops around the edge, her fabulous iron ons, Prima papers and of course.... flowers too. Oh and new lace too...there is so much packed into one little album.

Please stop by the store to see the fabulous new goodies we have already gotten in from CHA-everything is oh so fun!

And...I thought i would share some more amazing videos by Jen McGuire. This is all about alcohol inks-which we have a ton of at the store! These are fabulous techniques that make you want to get those a inks back out and play. So grab a cuppa and enjoy!

Be back soon with more updates and some videos!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Graphic 45 is in and $10 Scrapbook Page this Sunday

The entire New collection of Graphic 45 is in: A Proper Gentleman, Le' Romantique and On the Boardwalk. Also in are stamps by Hero Arts and Stamping Bella, May Arts Ribbon, lots of wide and shiny yards and Entire line of Basic Grey Origins and Sugar Rush. If you need an idea for Valentines we have lots of samples and stamps and papers to create with.

This weekend the classes at the store are Cari's mini book class on Saturday and Kathy's Friday Crop page on Sunday. This is the layout.

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Sunday, January 17, 2010


Photos of some of our upcoming classes!

Winter Wind Up-$20 with Sherry
Before putting all your winter images away, I’ll show you how to mask and omit to give your images staying power in your collection. Mix your sentiments up and you’ve got cards that you can use all year long!
Saturday February 20th 12:30 - 2:30

Sea of Love Valentine-$20 with Sherry
Using the brand new release of stamp images from A muse we will create an underwater “love” fest. One card will be an accordion fold out with a sea through window. All the little fish in your life will love to receive one of these valentines.
Saturday January 23rd 10:00-12:00

Hero Arts 2010 Debut $18 with Kathy Greenia
Create 6 cards (1 Valentine, 1 nature, 4 all occasion). Learn a new technique using pearlized paint to add shimmer to stamped images. We’ll be working with acrylic and cling rubber stamps. This is a great class for all levels of stampers.
Sunday, Jan. 24th 1-3pm

Birthday and Dates to Remember Book-$25 with Lyn
This darling book will be functional, creative and a cool tool for planning out each month's birthdays and special dates. Pockets will hold cards that are waiting to be mailed. We will incorporate mini book elements with a touch of vintage and cottage chic. Now there's no excuse to miss someone's special day!
Saturday, March 6th, 11-1 - $25

Stay tuned for more sneak peeks from Jen and Cari!

PS-We will be scheduling another round of Cricut beginner classes! We will let you know when they will take place ASAP!

Thanks for stopping by!

Store Updates and more!

Hello Friends!
We are excited to announce that we have new Claudine Helmuth Paints and products in the store. All 15 colors, brushes and sticky back canvas. I have added an informative video about her products. These paints are fabulous! And you can create 51 colors from just these 15 colors. She has a chart to help you create the unique color pallete this line offers!
Here is the pdf for the color charts!


and here is Jen McGiure's take on the paints and sticky back canvas!
This girl is pure gold when it comes to videos!

Hop you enjoyed these videos!

New At The Store:
Poppy Stamps-adorable little guys!
A Muse Valentine-very versatile-you can use these images for a ton of other cards!
On order:
New 2010 Prima release
May Arts ribbons

Copic Club-
Deadline for sign ups and payment are on Wednesday-no later!!
You will love these markers!!!

Jen has another video using Copics:

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Warmer and No Snow

Hello everyone. We want to let you know what is new this week. With it warming up the UPS folks have been visiting and brought us Basic Grey Sugar Rush and Origins. These papers are SOOOO very cool and will work for many different layouts or cards.
We also have a good supply of Scor-Tape in various sizes and some incredible class samples that have been dropped off.
The Cricut class for Sat. the 16th is full at 11 but there are still spots left for the 1:30 class. Now perhaps Cari will schedule Cricut 101 again!!
Printworks stamps with new words and expressions are arriving within the next few days. Please let us know what companies YOU, our valuable customers would like to see and we will try to accomodate your requests.

Last and not least is the Thrifty Time Consignment area. Many of you have been hoeing out your craft area and we now have an entire wall and baskets filled to the brim with great, gently used merchandise.
Enjoy the warm January thaw and we will see you all soon.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy New Year

Can you believe it's 2010! We have been in business for 11 years and it's all because of you our loyal customers! THANK YOU!

To kick off the new year, inventory will be complete by this week. UPS is already delivering new products to the store. In the last few days we have recieved a Prima order, Memory Box, Karen Foster, Making Memories, Claudine Hellmuth, Colorbox, A muse and more.

Our new Calendar of classes and newsletter is online and available at the shoppe. The line-up of classes this quarter is awe-inspiring. Our instructors have developed quite a few classes that offer creativity, technique and simplicity there is surely one for you on the schedule. Back by popular demand a Cricket class by Cari Fennell, so if you received one as a gift or your's is still in the box from LAST year, NOW is the time to sign up!

Since winter has finally arrived, if you are travelling from out of the area, call us at 633-5325 before you come. If Chittenango and North Syracuse Schools are closed we probably are too. Please call before you come.