Friday, February 25, 2011


Watercolour Greetings (with Eleonor)
 Saturday April 9th from 10 - 12 or Saturday April 23rd from 1-3
We will use brand new stamps from Hero Arts as well as Distress Inks to make eye catching cards that have that watercolour look -- without ever having to pick up a paintbrush!  Don't believe it?  Join the class and see for yourself! Cost $20

Spring Has Sprung (with Eleonor)
Saturday April 23rd from 10 - 12 or  Saturday April 9th from 1 - 3
Goodbye snow and ice.  It's time for the flowers to bloom and for the sun to shine.  And even if Spring comes late this year, don't worry.....join this class and have Spring come to you, when you want it to!   We will make 3 spring themed cards that will chase away the winter blahs for sure.  One of our cards will be a one of a kind gift card holder. Cost $20

Birthday Bash (with Eleonor)
Monday April 4 from 7 - 9 PM or  Saturday April 30th from 1 - 3
You can never have enough birthday cards.  Why not have a stash of cards ready?  In this class you will make 3 unique birthday cards. A faux linen technique as well as  learning different ways to incorporate the scor-pal to create design elements for your card. Cost $20

 Springtime Symphony (with Raya)
Tuesday April 12 from 7 - 9
Celebrate the beauty of spring with fresh blooms, delightful butterflies and some gorgeous tree images from Memory Box.  We'll use a palate of bubblegum pink, pool blue and keylime papers along markers and a touch of glitter to create shimmering water.  Cost $20

 The Colour Purple (with Raya)
Tuesday March 15th from 7-9
I think I've mentioned a few times my affinity for purple.  As it turns out, when I'm making cards, it tends to be a colour I gravitate toward.  I figure why fight it!  Join me tonight and make three lovely cards all featuring the colour purple.  Cost $20

 One Stamp Three Ideas (with Raya)
Tuesday March 22 from 7 - 9
The title says it all. Use one stamp to create three very different cards. Raya will  INSPIRE you to make three great cards all featuring the same stamp. We'll play with a little resist, some paper piecing and do some great direct to paper techniques.   Cost $20

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

coffee and a card

Join us this week from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM for coffee and a card only $2.  Eleonor has her scissors out to show you a nifty paper cutting trick.  Stop by any time and we'll have the coffee brewing.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

card of the week

Cupcakes are the 'in' thing these days. Cupcake bakeries are popping up all over the place and they even have their own reality show!  Of course there are many designs of of cupcakes cast in rubber, which are the best kind because there are no calories!  If you'd like the kit so you can make you're own calorie free treats, give us a call 604-684-4657.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

save 20% on spellbinders

Spellbinders released 15 NEW designs at the Craft and Hobby Show in January.  Plus they released 25 NEW designs they during their winter blog hop means we are over due for an order.  So.... if you want to save some money,   preorder anything from Spellbinders and receive 20% OFF your  prepaid order.  Simply check their catalogs online and 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. Deadline Friday February 25th.  It should arrive by the first week in March. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

coffee and a card

  Join us this week from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM for coffee and a card only $2.  This week week the girls will be showing you a few new tricks with ribbon.  Stop by any time and we'll have the coffee brewing.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Purple Thoughts

Now that Valentine's is over we're busy making new samples to inspire you for spring.   I love PURPLE!  I guess many of us creative types do, so every once and awhile one of the ladies will make an all purple card to please or tease me, (I'm not sure which). This is a versatile collage stamp from Hero Arts inked in Memento Lulu Lavender. I like how Cecilia off set all that purple, with a little green.  I'd love to see your purple creations!

Friday, February 11, 2011

valentine's make and take

If you haven't stopped by the store since the renovation, here is your chance. Check out what Tannis called the new Porche version of the store. It small, sleek and elite! Stop by and have a visit with Eleonor,  Saturday Feb 12th, between 11 and 2,  for a free Valentines Make and Take.  Soooo, cute!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

what new this week

 The Score Pal and Score Buddy are in stock.  The Score Buddy is smaller with score lines every 1/4".  Designed with cardmakers in mind. The A2 card score lines now has an asterisk icon for easy reference.  There are gate fold dots at 2-1/8" and 6-3/8",  as well as,  brochure fold markings.  The tool snap closure is just like the big board. It's packaged with a zipper case  for protection when traveling.  Have a look at the Scor-Pal projects page to see over 160 projects with step by step instructions. It's a great resource!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

coffee and a card

 Join Ceci this Thursday, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
for coffee and a card.  This week week you'll
being doing paper piercing and molding.
Stop by any time and we'll have the
coffee brewing - there is a $2 drop in fee.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

card of the week

Valentine's is days away,  have you made a Valentine for your sweetie yet? Nothing shows how much you care like a handmade card.  Above, Ceci, created this masculine Valentine's card using paper scraps and and fiber.  Check out what you've got in your recycle bin.  If you need more inspiration stop by the store.

Monday, February 7, 2011

stamp club

I had a great time at stamp club last week! I love chatting with the ladies and learning new stuff.  Jeannie showed us this great chalk technique for back grounds and an alcohol ink technique that uses hairspray! Who thinks up this stuff?  Mark your calendars, next stamp club is February 27th 9 AM!   The next meeting is free and Heather will be show us Cuttlebug techniques that are sure to wow! Everyone is welcome, whether you're a beginner or an old pro, come join the fun!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

preorder savings

Not only has Hero Arts put out their new 2011 catalog, they've already launched a new spring supplement. We are about to put in our Hero Arts order and that means savings for you!   If you'd like to preorder anything from Hero Arts, check their catalog out online, and simply send us an email or give us a call (604) 684-INKS (4657)  with your list and you'll receive 20% OFF your  prepaid order.  Out of town?  No problem we can pop it in the mail for you. Deadline Friday February 11th.  It should arrive by the first week in March.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Card of the Week

With my son off to Quebec this week, for a school exchange, I needed a thank you card for his host family.  Et Volia!  The card is made using an elegant Old Island Stamp called Curly Frame and a fabulous 12x12 Memorybox paper.  If you're interested in the kit give us a call.