Friday, March 26, 2010

Hello friends!!!
Hope you are all gearing up for a creative weekend...get out those papers and stamps you've been meaning to use to create something beautiful! And if you are stuck in a creative rut-stop by the store to see some awesome new products we just got in...
We have been very busy at the store getting ready for Spring Fling! Putting together the goodie bags, making name tags, putting the finishing touches on our event and we are getting excited to see everyone.
Not to mention-the girls are headed to Framingham Mass for a retailers show to order some new products for the store. Can't wait to hear what they get and as soon as I do-I'll pass it along!

In the meantime-I wanted to let you know what's new in the store this week!
Two Brand New Lines from Basic Grey-
Kioshi and Green at Heart-amazing papers with gorgeous colors, some embellishments to go with these lines too.

Also in-
Flower Soft-many more colors and metallic stickers that add an elegant touch to your creations. And also some stems too. There are some great Spring colors to choose from.
New Great Impressions Stamp of the Month
Glimmer Mist!!-tons of it in several colors-Olive Vine, Walnut Gold and Pearl to name a few...
not to mention-their amazing stamps, bingo cards and screens are also in stock.
Mizuhiki Paper Cords-amazing for cards to hang emphemera, etc..
May Arts-dotted ribbons are back-great color selection!
Martha Stewart Picket Fence border punch is back in stock!
We'll have more coming in next week and I will keep you all posted on product arrivals from your favorite companies.
Jen's gorgeous canvas class is tomorrow and you have until 3:00 today to call and sign up! See post below for details on this awesome class.
Hope to see you this weekend at the store!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring Song Altered Canvas this Saturday

Jen Matott will teach this class on Saturday, March 27 from 1 - 3 pm. Learn about adding rich texture, imagery and "Spring" into creativity! Jen will explain collage techniques, gold leafing, painting with masks and image transfer. What a lovely accent for your home or gift to be proud of.
$35 Call to reserve your canvas.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Just a reminder ......1 - 2 - 3

1. There are only 4 spaces left for Spring Fling. If you are planning to attend please let us know.

2. If you would like to receive our monthly newsletter please send your e-mail address to our mailbox at:

3. Remember...we have Gift Certificates that are wonderful for all occasions (birthday, thank you, holidays, anniversary's, showers and just because). We can send your gift certificate too.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Become a Stamping Bella

Come try out these whimsical "pink" unmounted rubber stamps by Stamping Bella.

Create 5 sweet all-occasion cards using Copic markers, water color pencils and paper piecing.

Sunday, March 21, 1:00-3:00pm $20

Instructor, Kathy Greenia

Monday, March 8, 2010

Spring Fling 2010, One Day Event Update!

Spaces are filling Fast! so call the store soon to Register & Pay at: (315) 633-5325.

Register a new friend for the event and receive 2 additional tickets to Win one of our 4 Grand Prizes worth $100 each! Click on "Spring Fling Blog" in the right column for details. Here is Kathy's "Sneak Peek" workspace for her creations.

Birthday Week, classes and new stuff!

This is our Birthday Celebration week! 12 years and going strong thanks to our loyal and valued customers--thank you! We appreciate your business and support!

For this entire week--with every $20 purchase-you can select a drawing of a percentage off your entire purchase!!
And don't forget our monthly sale-20% off all alphabets and 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock!

I have a few updates on new products and class photos for you! We have been getting new products in daily and I wanted to let you know what's in so far! And the instructors have been so busy creating amazing classes for you so I wanted to share some photos of their upcoming classes too!

Webster's Pages-Garden Gala and Lullaby Lane--gorgeous new papers that sing vintage! These papers have been in the store for two days and they are already flying off the shelves....

Also in:
Paper Loft Silouettes-sweet little images that add the perfect touch to any project!
Martha Stewart Punches-cupcakes and spring.
A Muse papers and Easter Stamps!
Bella Blvd Estate Sale Paper Line-adorable!

Resist technique class with Gretchen Pearson-$18
Scanning and photographing this technique does not do justice to all the layers and the subtlety of the stampings and inks. Using resist inks on glossy card stock, and then applying dye inks to make the resisted areas show is a technique that has been around a long time. I will show you how to apply those dye inks and additional stamping to give it depth and movement."
Saturday, March 13th, 10:30am – 12:00

Mica inks class with Gretchen Pearson-$20
From one piece of black glossy card stock with blobs of ink to three cards, using mica reinkers, a brayer, and a few stamps. This technique, developed by Judy Watanabe of Judi-Kins, and elaborated by me, produces a number of cards of varying designs from one ink palette, created with mica inks on glossy card stock. Learn which ones work best for different designs, and find a new use for the reinkers that you no longer use.
Saturday March 13th, 1:00pm – 3pm

Glass Pendant with Amber Blanding-$55
Learn the art of fusing glass to create one of a kind pendants, earrings, and pins. Each student will create four different pieces and learn to wire wrap and attach bindings to complete each piece. 4 students per class.
Sunday, Mar. 14. 12-3:30pm

My Love Mini Album with Jen Matott-$30
I love making shaped mini albums. This class with have us creating a mini album to feature the loves in your lives. This heart-shaped mini album is full of exciting techniques and sweet details. Using Prima papers, canvas screenprints, bling and flowers, you will create a sentimental gift or treasure of your memories. Bring a basic supply kit and photos that are an assortment of sizes from 1" to 5" in height.
Sat., March 20th 11:30-1:30

Spring Song Altered Canvas with Jen Matott-$35
This class is all about adding rich texture, imagery, and details that get you thinking about spring! This altered canvas will certainly brighten any grey winter day and summon Spring! Learn a variety of collage techniques using music papers, gold leafing, paints with masks, and image transfers while creating a unique accent for your home.
This is a rescheduled class from the winter: Winter Wonder canvas.
Sat., March 27th 1-3pm

I'll be back soon with more product arrivals and updates!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Just in and Class Reminders!

Hey everyone!
We have new orders coming in and we wanted to give you an update on all of the goods that have arrived!

New Cornish Farms Stamps-these stamps are produced in the USA made of deep finely etched red rubber. Gorgeous background stamps such as notebook paper, music sheets, outdoor scenes, Kim Hughes lines-her owl, trees and sweet sentiments. There are many more-too much to mention!

New A Muse Easter -images and cardstock colors-newly released fresh spring colors.

New Consignment goodies- a brand new assortment of gently used and some new items are ready for the bargain hunters out there! Tons of stuff to choose from-a few Stampin Up sets, Hero Stamps that have been retired, embelishments, etc...About 40 new bags of goods were brought in.

March is chock full of amazing classes and here is what we have coming up to kick off our birthday week!

Guest Instructor for Crop This Friday-Gretchen Pearson!
Create a gorgeous mosaic layout using beautiful papers and learn amazing techniques!
Starts at 9:30 sharp! Bring your tools!

Birthday and Dates to Remember Book-$25 with Lyn
Only 2 spots left!!!!
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! You will using the brand new Graphic 45 papers!
Saturday, March 6th, 11-1 - $25

A muse Ami (An Artful friend) with Sherry-$55
A new class to celebrate our Store birthday!
You will receive a bunch of A muse products in this class to use on your projects.
Frosted cupcake stamp
Cranberry pearls,Latte pearls,Pink pearls and Micro twinkle and more!
The projects are birthday themed. You will be making a portfolio of cards, a birthday magnet tin, and a mini perpetual calendar in a tin. That’s 3 handmade birthday gifts ready to give to your BFF’s.
Please bring micro tip scissors, 3 types of adhesive, liquid, glue dots and your favorite tape runner or double stick tape, 1/16” hole punch and your smile. Your sure to have a lively and fun time!
March 7th 11:00 -– 3:00
Don’t miss it, Limit 8.

Gretchen Pearson-Guest Instructor

Saturday, March 13th, 10:30am – 12:00
Resist Stamping Technique Class- using many mediums. If you have always wanted to learn this fun and fabulous technique-this is the class for you!
Fee: $18

Saturday March 13th, 1:00am – 3pm $20
Mica Reinkers Technique Class-ready for more amazing techniqus for your card creations?
This is another technique class you won't want to miss. Learn to create amazing looks on your cards using your stamps!

Glass Pendant with Amber Blanding-4 seats available in this class-$55
Learn the art of fusing glass to create one of a kind pendants, earrings, and pins. Each student will create four different pieces and learn to wire wrap and attach bindings to complete each piece.
Sunday, Mar. 14. 12-3:30pm