Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

From my home to yours, a little Christmas cheer

Friday, December 24, 2010

Biggest Sale Ever at I'm Impressed

We are renovating in the New Year and our store won't fit all this stock so....

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Card of the Week

Using the Contempo Trees Set from DeNami we've created this great looking modern Christmas card.  If the mixed Merry Christmas sentiment looks familiar, it was used a couple of weeks ago, I think I mentioned then it is one of my favourites. 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Coffee and a Card

Join us for coffee and a card Thursday morning from 11:00 AM to 1:00
PM.  This week Eleonor will be playing with a stamp from Harmoine and
the 1" square punch.  Stop by any time and we'll have the coffee
brewing and there is a $2 drop in fee.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

No Peeking

No Peeking! We've decorated this tree punch out with bling and fiber.
 Cut out a few presents and used the same fiber as ribbon.  We then
stamped a 'rug' using an oval shadow stamp adding details with a
stylus on a cream card.  Added the tree and presents on top using
foam tape to give them depth.  Stamped the sentiment from Memory Box
in the corner.  This idea is simple to reproduce and wound make a
great gift tags.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Customer Appreciation Night

It was so great to see everyone Friday night - it got a little crazy and we forgot to draw door prizes.  Sorry y'all.  Anyway, the door prize winners are

Carol H

Pat R


Susan B

Gay D


make sure to stop by the store and pick up your door prize.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Customer Appreciation Night

Join us, Friday Dec 3, from 7 to 9
for great make'n'takes,  great deals and great treats!

25% OFF your entire purchase and so much more...
The I'm Impressed elves have been busy designing make'n'takes, stuffing gift bags, wrapping door prizes and preparing the other goodies for customer appreciation night!  You'll be eliglible for a door prize if you pre-register, just call 604-684-4657 or email to let us know you're coming. Drop by I'm Impressed Friday night for free make and takes, plus 25% OFF everything in the store,  plus there's a gift with purchase over $40, plus you could win a cricut Jukebox  or another of our great door prizes! And of course there be CHOCOLATE! No, I'm Impressed event would be complete with out chocolate.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Tag Class

Don't forget to sign up for the next class!  Eleonor is teacing a tag class this Saturday, Dec 4 from 10 - 12.  You will make 4 different Christmas tags, 2 of each one for  a total of 8 tags.  Here are some pics!
Hope to see you in class!  To register just call the store at 604-684-4657.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Card of the Week

All my friends are flakes!  This little snowman has been stamped four times with Tuxedo Black Memento and coloured with Copic Markers.  We used a JOY stamp from A Muse but you can personalize it by using an Alphabet Set.  To finish it off a little Stickles  Frosted Lace glitter glue, a little sponging around the edge with Sky Blue Memento and some bling!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Saturday Class

There is still room in Eleonor's Winter Magic Class this Saturday, November 20 from 10 - 12 noon.  Here are some peeks at the cards you will be making in class.
This one is a spinner card.  Watch the snowman spin around along the top of the card.  So cool!
 In this card we will use Ranger's Enamel Accent to create 3 dimensional buttons on this cute snowman. 
 We love these new Hero Arts stamps.  Classic and elegant!
To register call the store at 604-684-4657 and book your spot.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Card of the Week

Here's a contemporary Christmas card for a change of pace. Using one of my favourite, a mixed font 'Merry Christmas' stamp from DeNami Design and a small single poinsettia stamp from Magenta.  Although we couldn't resist using a little bling, what really makes this card are the handmade embellishments.  Using a paper trimmer,  shave thin pieces of metallic gold cardstock and simply curl them around a pencil.  The paper curls are adhered to the card then the poinsettias are foam taped on top to give them dimension.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010


Winter Magic  $18   

Saturday Nov 20th 10:00AM - 12:00
Join Eleonor this Saturday morning for her Winter Magic Card Class.  She'll show you how to construct a spinner card for the holiday.  Plus, knowing Eleonor she has a couple of other things up her sleeve.  Ta-da!  

Advent Calendar $26  
Tuesday Nov 16th 6:30 - 8:30
Join Raya Tuesday night to make an altered mini muffin tin advent calender.  This class is very open ened and eveything is supplied. Call the store to register 604-684-4657

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Card of the Week

You know, Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen..... It only takes a few minutes to turn this adorable reindeer from Hero Arts into card.  We've stamped him with Memento's Rich Cocoa on cream card stock, coloured him in with Copics, and mounted him on chocolate cardstock. Add some ribbon and bling and you're done!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sizzix Big Shot Bundle

Want a Big Shot?  Now's the time. We are offering a fabulous BIG SHOT CHRISTMAS BUNDLE for $189.  Included is the BIG SHOT (pink) with a standard cutting mat and multipurpose platform that makes it compatible with all the dies and folders on the market.  PLUS----
Extended Cutting Pad
Texturz Impressions Pad
Texturz Silicone Rubber
Texturz  Plates Kit #5 Winter
Bigz XL Movers & Shapers Card, 4 Window Panes

Textured Impressions Christmas Set #2 (5 pack)
Textured Impressions Ornate Flowers & Frame (4 pack)
  Set of 4 Dies - Winter Set #3
Bigz Movers & Shakers Window - Peek-A-Boo
That's over a $300 value all yours for only $189.  Quanities are limited and it is a preorder item only. There is just no room in the store to stock them!  Give us a call 604-684-4657 or send us an email ( if you'd like one.

Friday, November 5, 2010


As a crafter Christmas will be here sooner then you know. Get you creative juices flowing with our holiday card classes...


Magical Christmas $18   

Saturday Nov 6th 

10:00AM - 12:00

Join Eleonor this Saturday morning for her Magical Christmas Card Class.  She'll show you how to construct a waterfall card for the holiday.  Plus, knowing Eleonor she has a couple of other things up her sleeve.  Ta-da! 

Snow Day $18     
Tuesday Nov 9th 
6:30 - 8:30

Join Raya Tuesday night for some Memorybox inspired cards.  We'll be using the latest design adhesives, creating a trifold shutter card, and step fold card.   

Call the store to register 604-684-4657

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Card of the Week

Ceci has done it again! The picture does not do justice to this card! She started with a beautiful tone aqua card, mounted a piece of the latest 'Crystalline' paper from Memorybox.  On a white panel she stamped the Peace Dove Collage, then used a Dreamweaver stencil and paste to add the swirl over top and covered it with Celedon glitter. The edges have been done with Distress Ink to echo the design of the paper.  Stunning!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Card of the Week

Tired of red and green or blue and silver for Christmas?  Then this is the holiday card for you! Stamped in black, colored with purple, turquoise and teal.  This 'elegant ornament' stamp from A Muse is so versatile, check out what the A Muse team have done with it Michelle, Cheiron, Lexi, and Jill.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Christmas Classes


We're adding more Christmas Classes! Eleonor is busy with the latest images from Hero Arts designing cards for you.  Classes will be Saturday morning from 10:00 to noon and cost $18. Christmas projects Nov 6, Nov 20, Dec 4 and a tag class for Dec 18th. Space is limited call to register 604-684-4657

Thursday, October 21, 2010

This Weeks Specials


Double Stamp Addicts Rewards

Double Stamp Addicts Rewards

This week only receive double stamp addicts rewards stamps on your qualifying purchases.  That's right for every $10 you spend you'll receive two stamps on your Stamp Addicts Card!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pre order savings


SAVE 25% on Spellbinders

*******deadline correction Oct 27****************

We are about to put in our Spellbinders order and that means savings for you!   If you'd like to preorder and pay by October 27 you'll receive 25% OFF your entire order.  Check their catalog out online and simply send us an email or give us a call with your list.  Out of town?  No problem we can pop it in the mail for you.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Card of the Week

Card of the Week
This week is cute and quick!  We've used this adorable little clear stamp from Imaginences and coloured it with Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust so it SPARKLES!  To finish it off we've topped it with Ranger's Glossy Accents. It's a simple technique with a big WOW factor. Now, if only I could find mitts with a maple leaf....

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Take it Up a Notch

Hi all!  It's Eleonor you all know, each Thursday from 11 -1 PM, you can come into the store for coffee and a card.  It only costs $2 to create a card and have a cup of java -- such a good deal for a wonderful cause.  The proceeds all go to the Canadian Mental Health Foundation.  The cards we make are fairly simple, but oh so elegant and wonderful -- but here I'll show you how you can take your card that you've made on Thursday and step it up a notch!  Here's the card we made last Thursday.
 We made this card using the direct to rubber technique.  You simply colour in the parts of your stamps with your choice of tombow markers.  Here I've used Memory Box paper and pulled colours from the pattern to create a flow that is pleasing to the eye.  Easy, peasy right??  But wait.....have a look below.
See what a little bit of distressing on the edges can do?  I also added some flat back pearls in pink and then I popped up both the image and the sentiment. Just a little bit, and you get a WOW!  Here's a close up.
It's easy to add to the simplest of cards and end up with something with that much more depth and detail.  Try it next time.  If you are free this coming Thursday, I'll be showing you how to make another wonderful card and this time, we'll be using the scorebug!  Hope to see you on Thursday. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Card of the Week

Masculine cards are so hard to make but Ceci has come up with this beautiful sample using gel pens and water colour technique.  The card pops even more because she's cut the hills out of cardstock and added frosted glitter.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Preorder Savings

We are about to put in our Hero Arts Christmas order and that means savings for you!   If you'd like to preorder anything from Hero Arts (doesn't have to be Christmas) check their catolog out online and simply send us an email or give us a call with your list and you'll recieve 25% OFF your entire order.  Out of town?  No problem we can pop it in the mail for you. Deadline Sunday Oct 17th.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Paper Racks for Sale

We have four wire paper racks for sale $40 each. They fit both 12x12 and 8.5 x 11 paper. The racks are sitting in storage if you would like one give us a call 604-684-4657.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Card of the Week

Are you starting to get ready for Halloween?  We LOVE to make special treats for this outrageous holiday. Fleur made our Spooky Halloween Card by stamping and embossing in black and then using Glimmer Mist to create the background. Check out her blog for more great ideas or stop by the store for some inspiration for fabulous Halloween favors and cards.  Can't make it to the store, here are links to some of my favorites ideas!  These would be fun to make for or with the kids.

Great idea's from A Muse:
Spooky S'mores Kit
Treat bag toppers
Adorable Pumpkin basket
What's Brewing - tea bag holder
Spooky Bubbles

Scary Ideas from Memory Box:
Behind you
Spooky Printers Tray

That's so cute from Hero arts:
Halloween Treat Bag
Paper Pumpkins

And of course ...Martha:
Glitter Pumpkins   (can't wait to try these in black)
Glitter Silhouettes
Paper Pumpkins (perfect for the kids)

Don't have time to do it yourself?
Check out this adorable kit from Denami

Monday, October 4, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Win What You Buy

This Weeks Specials


Double Stamp Addicts Rewards

Double Stamp Addicts Rewards

This week only receive double stamp addicts rewards stamps on your qualifing purchases.  That's right for every $10 you spend you'll receive two stamps on your Stamp Addicts Card!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Card of the Week

We've got butchers twine in the store - the fancy crafting kind that comes in lots of fun colours.  SO,we're looking for excuses to use it.  How did this card come about?  Fleur explained an idea to Ceci. Ceci then made this card and then Eleonor photographed so I could share it with you.  Funny how the creative process comes about.  For the balloons she used an oval punch and the bear is from A Muse.  Send us pictures of your cards and pages with butchers twine - we'd love to see them.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Don't forget Coffee & A Card!

Yes, it's almost that time of the week again.  Come by on Thursday (and every thursday!) between 11 and 1 PM and for $2 you get to make a card and have coffee with Eleonor!  Have a look at what we made last week!
We used this set from Stampendous, stamped in black memento, then coloured with Copics.  We particularly love this set because the flower comes with 2 differenct centers and it's up to you which center you want to use.  It's super cool.  We also embellished the flower centers -- can you see?

To make this cool effect, we used Ranger's Enamel Accents.  This versatile product comes in a duo-pack of black and white.....great for snowman buttons, googlie eyes, and to create faux brads.  

Come by and visit us this Thursday for coffee and a card!  You won't be disappointed. 

Friday, September 24, 2010

Stamp Club

Stamp Club

It's the last Saturday of the month - that means Stamp Club!  This month Elizabeth will be showing us how to make three different flower embellishments. Eleonor said that if there's time she'll show us how to do a flower embellishment, too! The Stamp Club  meets at the False Creek Community Centre on Granville Island, the last Saturday of every month from 9:00 to 11:00. We exchange cards and ideas, have demos and complete a few hands on projects. There is a card swap every meeting. It is not mandatory but if you'd like to participate in the swap please bring 10 similar stamped projects with you. Everyone is welcome and there is a $5 drop in fee.  

Supplies you need to bring --

bone folder
2 sided tape or fast drying glue 
ink pad, any type but in a shade that a rose would grow (to edge petals)
small piece of ribbon that coordinates with ink colour
a brad
a short candle and candle holder

If you want to mount the flowers on something, please bring a tag or small card otherwise you can just take your flower home. You might want to also bring a small plastic container to transport the damp flowers home.
If you don't have something on the list - it's okay we'll share.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


offer ends Sept 26, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Coffee and A Card

We had lots of fun at our first Coffee and a Card last week.  Due to feed back we are changing the time to 11:00 AM TO 1:00PM on Thursdays so that people can stop by on their lunch break.  This week Eleonor will be playing with Copics and two part flower stamps. We'll supply everything you need and there is a $2 drop in fee that is donated to a charity supporting to mental health.  Also, I need more coffee themed cards for my posts, if you've got an idea you'd like to share email it to us.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Card of the Week

This cute little card is made with a Stampendous clear set.  The browns and yellow are far from traditional but make it perfect for either gender.   Our 'Welcome Baby' card starts on a brown card with the back ground image stamped repetitively in Rich Cocoa Memento to cover 3/5 of the card.  We've used Memento Bamboo Leaves to create the frame on beige cardstock and mounted it on sunflower yellow. Stamp the 'giraffe' and 'welcome baby' on the same sunflower yellow cardstock in the Rich Cocoa - colour giraffe, cut and mount images as shown. Yes, that's a staple on the 'welcome baby'.  Add a piece of matching ribbon to the brown card before mounting the giraffe panel and you're done!  Much faster then knitting baby booties!