Monday, August 29, 2011

Like Crystals?

Our neighbour in the market, situated just outside the Kid's Market is the Crystal Ark.
This store is full of polished stones, crystals and jewelery. You can bag your own crystals  for about $5 per small baggie!  Inside the store is a cave full of stones and crystals that you can enter and choose your stones!

 The staff is knowledgeable and the jewellry is one of a kind and unique.  It's a really cool shop, but then again everything in Granville Island is cool!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cards and Envelopes!

We have a big selection of prescored and prefolded cards with matching envelopes.  There are many varieties to choose from, some are plain and some are patterned.

Having the pattern already on the card base makes cardmaking easier and faster.  Here we've created a Christmas card using the snowflake patterned card from the above picture.

Cool, huh?  No need to stamp the snowflakes, they are already on the card!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wild Roses Card of the Week

This is the card of the week.  It uses a delicate image of wild roses coloured in using tombow markers.  This card is perfect for pretty well any occassion....birthday, thank you, thinking of you ,get well....even for a sympathy card.

You can purchase the card of the week in kit form.  This kit will include everything you need to create the card 6 times.  The kit will include the prestamped greetings, 3 happy birthdays and 3 thinking of you.  A great deal at just $19.99.  Email us to order the kit or call the store at 604-684-4657.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Where are We?

Quite often, the store phone will ring and it's a customer wondering where on earth we are on Granville Island?!!?  Since the store underwent some changes and renovations, it's been a bit confusing for customers.  Most of you already know that we are inside the Kid's Market, right alongside the post office.  Contributing to the confusion was the fact there were no signs inside the market, in the hallway as you walk up to our store.  But not anymore.  Our wonderful Ceci has made us a sign so that as you walk up along the hall to our corner of the market, you see this:

So now, we should be easier to find.  Come and visit us soon

Friday, August 19, 2011


Need to spell something out?  No need to worry, cause we've got alphabets in many different fonts in stock!

And don't forget, school is just around the corner.  These handy tiny alphabets are perfect for school projects or for labeling the fronts of notebooks and textbooks.  Come and check out all the different fonts in the store!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Card of the Week

This weeks card of the week is a burst of colour!  Have a look.

You have to see the card in person to apprecaite how vibrant the colours are!  We used Copic markers to colour in the flowers which are by Hero Arts.  The flower centers were then embellished with glossy accents and a bit of glitter.   Here's a closeup:
Hope you like it!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Edible Canada

Edible Canada recently opened their doors right here on Granville Island.  This new location is complete with a retail store, a demonstration kitchen and a bistro and take out window.  Boasting tasty local cuisine from the hardworking producers and farmers of our province, this new spot is definitely worth a visit.  We couldn't resist and went to try their famous hash browns with bacon aoili and ketchup.   These sauces are all made on site and this ketchup may look like ketchup from a bottle, but being homemade, the flavours are not your typical Heinz variety.  You'll have to try it yourself.....and you'll know what we mean.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Have you heard about this product from Tsukineko?  We have this in stock in many different colours.

This new product creates sparkly and shimmery effects when sprayed on both dark and light papers.  The colours they come in complement the Memento inkpads.  When dry, the spray is permanent and won't rub off.  Best of all, they are water based, acid free and non toxic, so you can use them in your scrapbooks!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Echinacea Flower

We don't know about you, but for some reason we think this flower should have a prettier name than Echinacea.  Don't you agree?  But, that is indeed what it is supposed to be......or at least, it is the artist's rendition of what Echinacea looks like.  Don't you think this cute bloom should have a pretty name??  We do!  And that's why we're calling this card of the week the "Pretty Flower Card".  Sounds so much better than Echinacea Card, don't you agree?

The kit is available in the store and online.  Each kit will have all the supplies to create 4 of this card for $14.99.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Tea, Anyone?

One of the best places to have a hot or cold drink while on the island is the Granville Island Tea Company.
Their tea selection is vast and varied and you will have many reasons to come back and try them all!  One of our favourites is their matcha chai tea with a bit of fresh ginger.  Delicious!

They also serve a variety of black and green teas as well as South African Roobios.  The selection of cold teas have wonderful flavours like mango, lychee, market spice and hawaiian mango.  Next time you're on the island, give these wonderful drinks a try!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

New Stamps in Stock

New stamps are in the store from one of our long time suppliers, Old Island Stamp Co.  Old Island is located in Lions Bay, right here in beautiful British Columbia!  Being where they are, Old Island is situated perfectly where they have access to a wealth of local artists, as well as gorgeous scenery and nature at its best and this is all reflected in their high quality stamps.  We love Old Island and once you try their stamps, you will as well!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Birdie Love

This week's card is all about Birdie Love!  This whimsical bird image is from Old Island Stamp Co. and features original artwork from artist Emily Hull.  Aren't these birds adorable?

The edges of the card are softened with our Colorbox Cat's eye ink stacks.  We have these inkpads in stock in earth tones and at $9.95 for a stack of 6 different colours, who can complain?  What a deal! The detailed piercing lines are done using a scor-bug.

The card of the week will be availabl in a kit -- everything you need to creat 4 cards plus a scorbug for $19.99!