Monday, August 30, 2010

Stamp Club

Stamp Club met Saturday. I took my camera but no one seemed keen on getting there picture taking Saturday morning! So,  above is a picture of the swaps that were traded.  Not only did I make it to stamp club,which I often miss because I have to work, but I got a swap made! I'm glad I didn't miss it,  Helen demoed these cute Calendar Easel projects (close up below) and then went over some Distress ink techniques with us.  At the store we often get asked about scrapping and stamping groups - if you belong to one we'd love to hear about it.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Just a Reminder

As I was working on my next swap, for the next Stamp Club, my cards weren't quite right, then it dawns on me! TIME TO REINK my pads! It's such a simple thing to do and make a huge difference.  Especially, if you're working with Halloween images. Black is one of those colours that needs to be done regularly. You'll love it, when you go to stamp with your freshly reinked pad and the image comes out perfect, every time!  Happy stamper!  If you don't have you're own reinkers, you can drop by the store and we'll reink you're pads for free.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Card of the Week

This week we have a 'A Warm Hello' using this stamp with an image of the Italian countryside .  I wish that I was sending you a warm hello from Tuscany!   This image from Stampendous has been stamped with black ink and painted in with Twinkling H20's.  The hill and olive branch has been stamped a second time and cut out and adhered with foam tape for some depth.  To finish it off, a little Glossy Accents on the olives.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Stamp Club

The last Saturday of every month a group of ladies meet at the False Creek Community Centre from 9AM to 11AM.  They do hands on demos, trade ideas and cards and have a good time.  You are welcome to join us - there is a $5 drop in fee.

If it's your first time just ask at the front desk of the community centre for directions to the room.  Come in and introduce yourself. Everyone is friendly!  E-mail me with any questions!! Hope to see you Saturday.

This month we'll be playing with distress inks and making a desktop easel calendar with a drawer.

Please bring your basic kit: at least 3 sheets of 8-1/2" x 11 card stock, paper trimmer, scoring tool, scissors, bone folder, stylus, exacto knife/cutting mat, strong adhesives (like Sookwang tape), pencil, pen, eraser, ruler.

Also bring:
- distress ink pads ~ 2 to 3 coordinating colours
- VersaMark Dazzle pad
- ink applicator: stipple brushes, Judikins color dusters, sponges, daubers (whatever you have on hand)
- craft sheet or newspapers to cover our work surface
- paper towel

Let me know if you have any questions.

Also, we do a card swap (it's completely optional) if you'd like to join bring 10 of the same card and you'll go home with 10 new cards!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Card of the Week

This poppy stamp is from Hero Arts and is a negative.  You can stamp and emboss it and you have these wonderful spaces to work direct to to paper.  Here we've added a little bling to finish it off .

Monday, August 16, 2010

Flip Flops

It's summer and that means it's time for some Flip Flop Fun!  Stop by the store and create a pair as unique as you are.  They're $5 a pair and you can make them at the store or take it home.  Great idea for birthday parties!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Card of the Week

Whether you are attending or throwing a shower this card is a great basic.  If you are giving the shower, it's versatile enough to turn into the invite.  Baby shower for a girl? Change the colours to pink and chocolate. For a wedding shower, this card can be customized with the brides colours.  Stamps used Small Umbrella, Large umbrella, Swiss dot and Shower Script from Denami Design.

Sunday, August 8, 2010


That's right 50% OFF all open cardstock.  Offer ends Thursday Aug 12/10.

Friday, August 6, 2010

120 Things to Stamp

Run out of ideas when it comes to your rubberstamping adventures? No worries, here are some ideas to keep you inspired.    
  1. School supplies (less then a month away)
  2. Fimo
  3. Christmas Ornaments
  4. Party Favors (hats, napkins, goodie bags, garlands)
  5. Air Dry Clay
  6. Birthday Cards
  7. Address Labels
  8. Earrings
  9. Baby and Wedding Announcements ( is that 2?)
  10. Awards
  11. Book Covers 
  13. Bookplates
  14. Boxes (for storage or gift wrap)
  15. Business Cards
  16. CD Case Inserts
  17. CDs (you can even emboss and they'll still play)
  18. Canada Day Card
  19. Thanksgiving Card
  20. Calendars (great gifts for grandma)
  21. Candles
  22. Candle Holders
  23. Ceramics
  24. Clothing (t shirts and jeans)
  25. Coffee Mugs
  26. Door Knob Hangers (KEEP OUT Sara's room)
  27. Easter Eggs
  28. Envelopes (put a smile on your posties face)
  29. Flash Cards
  30. Picture Frames (wood, acrylic, metal - just use the right ink)
  31. Gift Bags
  32. Gift Certificates
  33. Gift Tags
  34. Get Well Card
  35. Coupons ( Good for one back massage)
  36. Note Holder
  37. Hats
  38. I Love You Notes
  39. Jewelry
  40. Journals
  41. Lunch Bags
  42. Match Books
  43. Box Covers
  44. Memo Cubes
  45. Memory Pages
  46. Mirror
  47. Mouse Pad
  48. Soap
  49. Toilet Paper ( but it's better to wet it and do faux paper casts)
  50. Quilt
  51. Matchbooks
  52. Name Tags (great ice breaker for any event)
  53. Paper Napkins (make sure to use permanent ink)
  54. Newsletters
  55. Advent Calendar
  56. Paper Cups  (just like Arbutus Coffee, OZ Coffee and Argo Cafe)
  57. Paper Plates
  58. Photo Corners
  59. Fabric Napkins
  60. Placemats
  61. Skin (great faux tattoos for kids or for a costume)
  62. Photo Frame
  63. Sachets
  64. Plant Spikes
  65. Playing Cards
  66. Post Cards
  67. Recipe Cards
  68. Congrats Card
  69. Graduation Card
  70. Chore Lists ( great way to avoid doing actual chores:)
  71. Scrapbook Pages
  72. Stationary
  73. Stickers
  74. Snow Globe
  75. Table Cloths (stamp with ink or make velvet table runners)
  76. Garden Markers
  77. Wallet
  78. To Do List
  79. Terra Cotta Pots
  80. Tiles
  81. Time Capsule (great summer project for the kids)
  82. Thank You Card
  83. Altered Book
  84. Domino
  85. Tissue Paper
  86. Valentines
  87. DVD Cases
  88. Noise Maker
  89. Lampshade (perfect way to create a princess room)
  90. Fan Pull
  91. Wedding Favors
  92. Wind Chimes
  93. Wood Cut-outs
  94. Glass Bottle
  95. Ribbon
  96.  Post-Its
  97.  Wrapping Paper
  98. Glass
  99. Marshmallows
  100. Cast
  101. Canvas Shoes ( we put up a how to on the Kids Market Blog)
  102. Christmas Card
  103. Shipping Tag
  104. Hanukah Card
  105. Easter Card
  106. Mail Art
  107. Seating Card
  108. Backpack
  109. i-pod or MP3 player case
  110. Game Boards
  111. Candy Bar Wrapper
  112. Bingo Cards ( great for Shower games)
  113. Brooches and Pins
  114. Buttons
  115. Shrink It
  116. Tissue Paper
  117. Checks
  118. Checkbook Cover
  119. Stepping Stones
  120. Cell Phone Case
I think when we first published this list it was only 100 - so it's grown a bit.  If you have anything to add to the list we'd love to hear from you.  Easy challange - email or bring in something other then a card you've stamped for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate.  Here's a real challenge for you - many years ago in one of our newsletters we published how to stamp on marshmellows!  Bring in the newsletter for for 50% off your entire purchase (offer valid until Sept 1, 2010).

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Scor-Buddy has arrived

The SCOR-BUDDY is a mini portable scoring tool provided by Scor-Pal. It is great for making Folds to make homemade cards. The Scor-Buddy is a mini version of the very popular Scor-Pal. This little buddy will surely be your best pal. With its smaller size it is a card makers dream. It has grooves every 1/4" across the board, plus 1/8" for the first and last inch of the board. It measures approximately 9 x 7.5". It is ideal for invitations, cards, small gift boxes and so much more. It comes with a free Scor-Tool in a snap-in holder and its own faux suede storage tote. It is lightweight and portable, great for taking to your crops.