Everyone was in the holiday spirit as we created the great make and takes from Hero Arts - using all new stamps from 2010 Catalog. Even this old dog learned some new tricks -- did you know you could tint your Perfect Pearls and then paint with them? Ask for a demo next time your in!
Why are Cynthia and Sandra so happy? Could it be the fabulous new designs from Hero Arts that they're checking out? Did they find their favs from the Hero Arts Blog Hop? Or could be the delightful door prizes that they won?
BTW - Who ate all the shortbread? I didn't get any:(
Did you know we make custom stamps? Whether just a simple return address stamp, a personalized "Created by Sally" or your (or your child's) very own art work. Check out this great Martha link! Anything you can bring us in black and white we can turn into a stamp. Orders that are in Monday are back by Friday and pricing depends on size and whether you want self inking or regular. Looking for a great gift under $20 for a teacher or that person who has everything, how about a custom stamp that says "This book belongs to Zoey"
Just a post to let you know that our website www.imimpressed.ca is down. The tech guy said 'the server blew up'. I would have liked to have seen that, but I'm sure it wasn't as kewl as it sounds:) Anyway, they've run into some difficulties and he keeps saying a couple more days - I'll just keep my fingers crossed.
Just a reminder to mark your calendars for Dec 18th 6:30 to 9:30. Join us for a preview of all the new Hero Arts, there'll be some make and takes, a door prize, goodies bags and holiday treats, of course!
Santa looked at his list, he even check it twice and he found that you haven't been nice! Since coal's so expensive, here's the scoop .... he's filling your stocking with reindeer poop!!!
Our stamping Elf Eleonor has been busy in her workshop making POOP! She's used these great little spice jars that you can get at the dollar store and stuffed them with everybody's favourite - CHOCOLATE! It's a great idea for stockings and hosts gifts. If you've got no time to make it yourself this year --we do have them available at the store.
24 days until Christmas! It's official - my son opened the first drawer in his advent calendar today. Have you started your cards yet? If you're feeling the time crunch - here's a quick idea.
Simply stamped in black ink this holiday tree is ablaze with tiny button accents, easily attached with glue. You may wish, color is added to the tree with the use of a triangle make-up sponge and ink pad to create an airbrush look. A variegated effect can be achieved by dabbing small ink pads over the tree. The whimsical red heart is created from an ordinary paper clip and ribbon.
Just a reminder the last of the classes for this year are coming up.
An Elzybells Winter with Eleonor
Tuesday, Dec 1 6:30 - 8:30 PM Create 3 winter cards using the ever-popular Elzybells line of images from A Muse! Each card features a unique twist including a recessed glitter window and a reflection technique using acetate and glossy accents. Come and learn something new and and have fun while doing so! Cost $20
Christmas Album with Fleur Nov 30 2 6:30 - 8:30PM Join Fleur tonight as she takes you beyond the page. You’ll take this plain Christmas tree journal and turn it into something completely beautiful that you can keep yourself or give away for the holidays. Cost $28
It's official - less then a month before Christmas! Santa's favourite Elf Eleonor has been busy in our work shop and come up with two new card kits. As always the pictures never seem to do these cards justice. The kits are great only $19.99 and includes eveything you need (except back ink) to make 6 of the cards. The paper is embossed and everything! If you've already got everything, the stamps are availble seperately. Check out some of our other great kits click here to go to the website.
Hero Arts arrived today! Everything you need to make their card of the week and so much more! Those cute little Japanese Dolls, the large cloud back ground we can't seem to keep in stock and all sorts of new cling and bling! Check out their blog for some great new holiday ideas.
Also, Hero Arts is sending us their wonderful new stuff for 2010 so, we're having a party! Mark your calendars for Dec 18th 6:30 to 9:30. Join us for a preview of all the new Hero Arts, there'll be some make and takes, a door prize, goodies bags and holiday treats, of course!
Copic Sale This week only Copic markers are 25% OFF
For more updates and ideas check out the latest newsletter
Customer Appreciation Night
Friday, Dec 18th 6:30 - 9:30
If there is one thing the I'm Impressed ladies can all agree on, it is that our store has some of the most fantastic customers around. In fact we like you so much, we've planned to spend the whole evening showing you just how much we appreciate you! Please join us for a fun-filled night of make and takes, prizes, tasty treats and holiday cheer. All free of charge
Yes, it'll be here before you know it. We're so excited about the holidays at the store that we've already started to play the odd Christmas song now and then. The Christmas decorations are slowly going up as well. There are loads of Christmas ideas to get your holiday gift giving off to a good start. Here's a look at what we have in store!
Remember those colourful numbers we painted in bright colours a few posts back? Well, here is the final project. An advent calendar! This was created by our very own talented Ceci.
Next is this wonderful gift idea from Kaisercraft:
This chipboard Christmas tree book is easy to cover up and add your holiday photos to.
This is what it looks like finished. The actual book was designed by our talented Bind-it-All expert, Fleur Smith.........and don't worry about paper selection....we have that in the store, too!
Come and see all we have to offer for the coming holidays! We'll be happy to help you create gifts for all the people on your Christmas list.
How was everyone's Halloween? We hope everyone had a fun and safe night out with your little trick or treaters! We had fun at the store and enjoyed giving out candy to many little goblins, witches, spidermen, policemen, fairies, ladybugs, lions, monkeys......you name it, we saw them all. Cutie pies, all of them! Here are some highlights!
We haven't posted in over a week....but there's a good reason! We've had lots of new stock come in and we've been so excited opening boxes and checking out all the new toys! Before we get into that, are you ready for Halloween?? Fall is here and Halloween is coming up and if you haven't yet made those fall and Halloween cards, we have card kits to help you out. You can buy them at the store or online here. Check out our fall selection at the store!
We also have some fantastic new stamps that have arrived, including the Thomas Kincade and Friendly Kritter series of stamps from Cornish Heritage Stamps.
The Thomas Kincade stamps may look daunting and challenging to use, but they are beautiful to look at when done....and easier to handle than you think! An easy way to stamp these gorgeous stamps is by inking up the entire stamp in once colour then adding glitter over the entire surface. So elegant!
Come into the store and let us show you how!
We also have some new scrapbooking kits, Christmas 12X12 paper from Kaisercraft, Magenta and Imaginisce and paper pads as well. And with Christmas just around the corner, we worked on one of our Christmas kits yesterday -- here's a sneek peak at the cute project:
Can ya' guess what it is? Stay tuned....we'll post a pic of the finished project in a couple of days.
We've been hard at work creating more card kits in preparation for next weekend's fun filled event, the B.C. Creative Expo. You'll want to make sure you visit us at our booth. We will have demos and make n' takes, not to mention more card kits. Here's a sneak peek at what you'll see.
It promises to be a fantastic couple of days, full of creativity, fun and friends. Hope to see you all there!
For all of you who took Cathie Allen's classes at STAMP OUT BREAST CANCER --she's back. Cathie is teaching three fabulous Christmas classes at BC CREATIVE EXPO. Here's a special peak at the projects! I wish I had time to take the classes! Well worth a trip over the bridge for all you Vancouverites! For more info or to register go to BC Creative EXPO
Snowflake Wonder Wreath
So you really have to see this to appreciate it. It's a page and you can see thru the center and the little photo's flip and it's shimmers and ...
I think it's my favourite but then again check out ....
BE SPARKLY- BE JOYFUL
With a name like that you know it's going to be fun. Definitely sparkly, you open it up and there are windows of sugarbeads ......
So this is the class that you take if you want to take your projects to the next level - I think Cathie has forgotten more about stamping then I'll ever know. And though the other projects are stunning this is the one you'll learn the most.
We have just released 2 more Christmas card kits! These are so cute. Here are some pics, but you really do need to see these in real life to appreciate them! This kit really sparkles! We used one of the new Spellbinder snowflake dies to create a snowflake that you add glitter to -- it already comes cut with double sided tape and the glitter comes in the kit! No worry and no fuss! See the close up below.
And this is the second card that comes in kit form. Once again, the kit will include the glitter for the reindeer's nose and the circle scallops as well.
The kits are $19.99 each, and can be purchased here. All of the kits come complete to create between 6 - 8 cards. We are busy making more kits, so stay tuned!
Wow....there's lots going on in the store. First of all, we now have card kits available in the store as well as online here. If you are busy and cannot find the time to attend a class, these kits are your solution....they are like a class that you take home with you! Each kit contains instructions and enough supplies to create between 6 - 8 cards. Here is a picture of the Halloween Ghost kit. Next week the new classes start, beginning with Eleonor's Winter Wishes Class on Tuesday, Sept 29. Here is a close up picture of one of the cards. There is still time to register and you can do so in the store or by giving us a call at 604-684-4657. To see the class calender online, click here.
School's back in session and though judging by today's weather, summer has decided to linger a little bit longer, fall is definitely on its way. The ride to work in the morning is a bit busier as kids are back at school and once again the hour between 12 and 1 resonate with screams and laughter from every school playground in and around Metro Vancouver! So while the kiddos are at school learning their 3 R's, why not pop into the store and see all our fabulous fall stamps and get a head start on your card making and scrapbooking. Take a peek!