Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Stamp Club - July 31

It's that time again,  Stamp Club is this Saturday.  Heather will be demoing some paper engineering and some alcohol ink techniques. SHe's asked that you bring the following supplies:

Tech 1
2 half sheets c/s 51/2 x 81/2
exacto knife
Scoreboard or Fiskars paper cutter with scoring blade

Tech 2
Glossy White c/s  1/4 sheet size    41/4 x 51/2
Alcohol Inks 2 or 3 colours
1 Metallic Mixative
Blending Solution
Craft Sheet or acrylic folder
Paint Brush

Tech 3
Black Glossy c/s1/4 sheet size   41/4 x 51/2
Pearl Ex 2 colours - interferance green and gold if you have them, but
other colours will do
Alcohol Inks to co-ordinate with pearl ex colours
Blending Solution

Stamp club is the last Saturday of every month (July 31) and is held at the False Creek Community Center on Granville Island from 9:00 11:00 and every one is welcome (there is a $5 drop in fee).
If you have any questions email me at raya@imimpressed.ca

Monday, July 26, 2010

Don't touch that Mouse!

Don't touch that mouse! You are at I'm Impressed Blog. This morning when I logged on there was some problems with the layout.  I'm not sure if there Blogger or Cutest blog on the Block issues.  So as I try to resolve them I have added an image that makes me think, hot summer fun. What do you think? Too, in your face?  I'll be playing with it over the next week.  Would love your feed back.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Asian Stamps on the Way

Big news! Poppystamps is getting ready for their biggest release yet! 47 brand new rubber stamp images! So, all you Poppystamps fans, we are pleased to announce that they should arrive next week!
They're still getting things prepped and ready - so that the site will show all of the fun new things we have to offer. We'll be putting all of the new stamps up soon!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Some Card Inspiration

We're sorry that we won't be able to see you guys tomorrow night for our Amuse Auction and fun night.  But we still have our make n'takes tomorrow and Saturday, so drop by the store between 11 - 2 PM on those days and make yourself a card!  In the meantime here's some card inspiration for you.
This card features a fold out mini accordion that is all tied up neatly with polka dot ribbon.  Once open, it folds out to reveal the inside!

Hope this inspires you to make your own little accordion card.  We have lots of Amuse stamps and samples in the store to help get you started!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Name That Stamp, Day 6

Almost down to the last one now.....have you been guessing??  Here's the image for Thursday, July 15.

Okay, this should be an easy one.....we're practically giving this one away.  This should be an easy $500 in loot.  Get on the phone first thing in the morning and call us at 604-684-4657 and tell us the name of this stamp and you will have an extra $500 in loot to spend in Friday's auction!  We open at 10 and we expect to hear from you!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Name That Stamp, Day 5

Here's the image for Wednesday, July 14.
Good luck!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Name That Stamp, Day 4

This is the image for Tuesday, July 12.  And yes, we'll admit.....this is harder than yesterday's.  But we know you can figure it out.....think hard!

Also, please remember that if you are plannng on attending our auction and Surfin' Santa party on Friday, July 16 you need to phone the store and register.  It is free, but we do need to know how many people are coming!  Remember, there will be more make n' takes to do on this night!
Also, if you plan on joining the gift tag exchange, you also need to phone the store and let us know. 

Good luck guessing!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Name That Stamp, Day 3

Here's the image for Monday, July 12.  Do you know what it is?
This should be an easy one for you!  Hurry up....phone the store at 604-684-4657 with the correct answer and you'll get $500 in Amuse*a*Paloot!  More money for Friday night's auction!

Name That Stamp, Day 2

Are you ready for the second image?  Here goes.....
This should be an easy one!!  You guys should know this one.  Good luck.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Name That Stamp, Day 1 and Class Samples!

Finally, we can show you the class samples with the new A-Muse stamps released for Amuse*a*Palooza 2010!  We've had the stamps and samples hidden in the store for almost 2 weeks now....and couldn't show you.  Do you know how hard that was to do?????  But no more....today, you get to see for yourself.  First, the challenge.  Can you name this stamp?  If you can call the store and let them know to qualify to receive $500 in loot.  Be the first to come into the store to name the stamp and you get $1000 in loot!

Now the classes!  Here is Raya's A*Musing Holidays class scheduled for Tuesday, July 13 from 7 - 9 PM

In this class you will make 3 cards and a treat container with tag.

Below is Eleonor's A*Musing Winter class scheduled for July 18 from 11 - 1 PM.  This class will be taught in Richmond in Eleonor's studio.

And last but not the least, below is Eleonor's A*Musing Christmas class scheduled for Sunday, July 18 from 3 - 5 PM.  This class will be taught in Richmond in Eleonor's studio.

The red, white and brown card with the snowflake embellishment is interactive.  When the brown ribbon is untied, an accordon foldout opens up showing a christmas scene inside. The fourth card in this class is below.

The green card in the class is a magic card....it starts off black and white.....

...but when you pull the ribbon, the image magically appears in colour!!

Apologies for the blurry image......the actual card is fine....promise!

The pictures on our blog do not do the cards justice, so do try and come into the store to see them in person.  They will be appreciated more that way!

Please note* To enable us to provide quality classes, fees are payable upon registration  and are considered "Final Sale".  There will be no refunds or transfers.

(Classes will be cancelled and fees refunded prior to the class if there are not enough registrations.) Thank you for your understanding.  Please note that class size is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A*Muse Scavenger Hunt

Hi everyone!  Eleonor here.....I'm not supposed to show you this list till July 9, which is tomorrow...but it's almost midnight and I'm going to turn into a pumpkin soon so here it is!  If I don't do it now, I know I will forget.  Besides, with only 10 minutes left, it might as well be tomorrow.

The hunt is on!  Below is the list of 15 things for this year's Amuse*a*Palooza Scavenger Hunt.  Everyone joining the hunt can try their luck and bring in whatever they can find on or before July 16.  For each item you find, you will receive $100 in Amuse*a*paloot!  Be the first to bring in all 15 things and receive an extra $1000 in loot for a total of $2500!

Scavenger Hunt List

1. any A*Muse Christmas stamp
2. a candy cane (drawing will do!)
3. snowflake ornament
4. used christmas card
5. red bow
6. Backstreet Boys christmas CD
7. red and gold ribbon
8. poinsettia (plastic will do, drawing will do)
9. a bell (any kind)
10. rudolph's nose (carrot)
11. red and green ju jubes
12. santa hat
13. pkg of hot chocolate (extra $1000 loot if it's the kind with marshmallows in it!)
14. green yarn (any kind)
15. Hershey's kiss (bonus $1000 loot if you bring in a red one)

Get hunting!
Stay tuned for Saturday's post which will contain pics of Eleonor's and Raya's A*Muse classes. 
Also, you will get to see the first image in the name that stamp contest!

Don't forget to drop in the store anytime between 11 - 2 PM from July 10 - 17 to do your make n' takes.....and wear your A*Muse shirt.  You'll get more loot that way!
We're excited!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Amuse-a-Palooza Classes!

Have you signed up yet?  If not, better do so now to avoid disappointment.  We can't show you any of the images, but here's a sneek peak of one of the cards featured in Eleonor's A-Musing Christmas class on July 11 from 11 - 1 PM. 
We wanted you to see what you would make.....but the rest is a surprise and we blurred out the images on this one.  This cute card uses faux stitiching to create borders dividing the image and the greeting. 
Hope to see you in class!