Thursday, September 30, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
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
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 --
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 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
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Need to colour your project? Want to add some bling and zing to your card or scrapbook page? It's easy with Glimmer mist!
You can use this wonderful mist on paper flowers and turn them any colour you want!
Or you can use glimmer mist to add colour and create wonderful backgrounds for your cards and scrapbook pages. Here we used it to add hues of orange and yellow to this card after embossing the stamped image in black. Try it and explore all the possibilities!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
gallery on our website for some more ideas using this stamp!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Today is the first full day of school, cause let's face it yesterday most kids only went for an hour or so, and we might as well not consider that the "real" first day of school! Today, school is back on for the entire day. Did you guys notice the difference in traffic at all? The summer went by fast!
Time to settle in the old fall routine again. Warmer clothes, scarves, possibly even the rain gear sooner or later. As September nears its halfway mark, don't forget that Halloween is coming. Come into the store and check out all our Halloween stamps. We have lots of ideas to share!
Friday, September 3, 2010
Summer is over for the kids, but don't tell that to the folks on the island.....because summer is still here in full bloom. The flowers are everywhere, the sun is shining and the water park is seeing lots of action.
The weather forecast for this labour day long weekend is calling for sun, so come on out and enjoy one last soak in the sun at Granville Island. And while you're at it, come and drop by the store and do our make n' take. We'll be playing with alcohol inks and glossy cardstock! FUN!