Friday, December 28, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12 Days of Christmas

Today's Special...
FREE 12 ounces of paper with any purchase!

Today's Inspiration...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

12 Days of Christmas

Today's Special...
Buy one yard of ribbon get another yard absolutely FREE 

 Today's Inspiration...

Monday, December 10, 2012

12 Days of Christmas

Today's Special...
Buy one yard of ribbon get another yard absolutely FREE

Today's Inspiration...

Sunday, December 9, 2012

12 Days of Christmas

Today's Special...
FREE Roll of 3mm Be Creative Sookwang Tape for the first 25 customers

Today's Inspiration...

Saturday, December 8, 2012

12 Days of Christmas

Today's Special... 

Receive a FREE box of cards and envelopes with any purchase over $20

Today's Inspiration...

Friday, December 7, 2012

12 Days of Christmas

Today's Special... 

Receive the 'Merry Merry Merry Merry Christmas' stamp on the sample FREE when you purchase any pack of MemoryBox 6x6 paper 

Today's Inspiration...


Thursday, December 6, 2012

12 Days of Christmas

Today's Special...
FREE sheet of honeycomb paper with the purchase of any Inky Antics clear stamp set.

Today's Inspiration...
Create these poinsettias in minutes using honeycomb paper. Make sure to ask for a demo next time you are in the store. Can't wait? Check out the Inky Antics website.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

12 Days of Christmas

Today's Special...

Get the Poppystamps Snowflake die FREE when you purchase the coordinating Anna snowflake stamp shown below.

Today's Inspiration...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

12 Days of Christmas

Today's Special...
Free Clear handle with purchase of any clear stamp set.

Today's inspiration...
Made with a clear set of Gingerbread Cookie Stamps

Monday, December 3, 2012

12 Days of Christmas

Today's Special... FREE Glitter Glue with any Hero Arts purchase. There are 8 great holiday colours to choose from.

Today's inspiration... Made with a Hero Arts Stamp and Die Set.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

12 Day of Christmas

Today's special...
FREE Christmas punch for every $20 spent! There is a Star, Snowflake, Christmas Tree, Snowman, and Stocking to choose from. Or collect them all!

Today's inspiration...

Saturday, December 1, 2012

12 Days of Christmas

Join us for 12 Days of Christmas...

Each day we will post a Christmas Card for inspiration and an exclusive offer. So whether you are shopping for the crafter on your list or treating yourself, there is something for everyone!

Today's special ...
A FREE ink pad with every Christmas stamp purchased.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Card of the Week

This week's card has been created with the Blooming Poinsettia die set from Poppystamps. On the left side of the card we've used a Savvy Stamp, dot background, in Memento Lady Bug on white card stock.   On the right, we've stamped a boarder in Memento Bamboo Leaves on the craft card stock. Our special for you this week is buy the die set and receive the filagree boarder stamp FREE!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Facebook Friday

It's facebook Friday! I betcha thought I forgot! Today's lucky winner is....

Juliette Cazaux

Please contact us to collect your $50 Gift Certificate.

Don't know what I'm talking about? It's easy, like us on facebook, for your chance to a $50 gift certificate to be drawn every Friday until the end of the year.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Card of the Week

I know with all this gorgeous weather it's hard to think about Christmas, so here's a little inspiration.
Another great die from Memory Box and a elegant stamp from DeNami Design

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Card of the Week

More Memory Box fun with our Santa Owl Card! We used  the following dies: 
Tall Birch
Santa Hat
Classic Alphabet
Lorelai Leaf
Clever Owl

This weeks special 
order any two of these dies on line and receive the Santa Hat absolutely FREE!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Card of the Week


A Little Halloween Fun

 Last week, Eleonor blogged about finding a spider in the bottom of a box of craft supplies, it was very amusing.  So in honor of her bravery, I created this as card of the week. The paper is from Memory Box stamped and distressed in black.  The glittered spider (a Martha punch) is dangling in a foam tape mounted window created with a Poppystamps' die. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Card of the Week

The first thing I did was cut out "MERRY" in red card and "CHRISTMAS" in white card using the Memory Box Classic Upper Alphabet.  Mount the "CHRISTMAS" on a strip of red card.  I recommend using something like Aleene's Tacky Glue, the drying time gives you a chance to finesse the letters.  I then positioned the red strip on the card, where I wanted it,  and drew a pencil line across the top before I set the red strip aside. I stamped the middle bear first with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then positioned the other bears accordingly at slightly varying heights. To finish, I glued the red letters and the red strip in place. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Card of the Week

Shimmer Sheetz Background

Love the back ground on the card of the week? Here's how it is done.  Emboss Blue Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz. This only works with the Iridescent colours. Place Be Creative tape on white card stock. Remove backing from the tape and put the embossed piece of Shimmer Sheetz on the tape with the embossed side up. Burnish the Shimmer Sheetz and   then remove it from the tape you will see that the 'shimmer' stays behind on the tape.  Sprinkle Clear Highlight glitter over the piece, brush it off and burnish it. I then adhered it to a turquoise mat and then a white card.  To finish it, I added a white die cut "Tivoli Snowflake" and stamped "Merriest Holiday Season" 
from Memory Box.

Friday, September 14, 2012

For the Birds!

Do you like birds?  If you do, then come on over and check out all the bird dies we have in stock from Memory Box.  Below is one of our favourites.

This is the Madelaine Bird.  We think she's just the perfect size for a card measuring 2 1/2" wide and 1  1/2 inches tall.  Below is a card we made using this die.

If you cut the bird die twice using 2 different coordinating patterned papers, you can create 2 birds using the pieces and combining the 2 patterns.  It makes for a more interesting look when you do this.
The main thing is to make sure the patterns complement each other.  It was easy enough to draw the bird's eye (all we did was a row of black dots!) and then we coloured in the bird nose with a marker!  There are many samples in the store to inspire you.  Come and check them out!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

SAVE 10% on Hero Arts

I'm about to put in in my 
Hero Arts Christmas order 
and that means savings for you!
Preorder and pay for your Hero Arts by 
September 9th and SAVE 10%

We've put together an order form for you click here
or you can check the catalog out online

Call: 604-684-4657
fax: 604-684-9869
your order today!

* orders should arrive the first week of October

Monday, September 3, 2012

Card of the Week

Well, it's September 3rd, school starts tomorrow and it's time to say goodbye to the hazy, lazy days of summer.  We hope you are enjoying this one last long weekend before fall sets in!

This week's card is a simple card using Memory Box's Chloe Stem Die.

We cut the image out using the Big Shot twice: first in cream and a second time in purple.  We then glued both pieces to a piece of Kraft cardstock, adding some hemp twine in the same purple as one of the stems.  Add a greeting and mount onto a cream base, and there you have it.  A simple and elegant card ready to give to that special someone!

Below is a closer look at the front panel of the card.

There are a lot of card samples using these wonderful Memory Box Dies in the store.  Come on in and visit us and check out our enormous selection!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Check out these great cards from Els! She's used glitter and Stazon ink for her background. Simple and sooooo stunning! The tree is Dee's Snow Covered Stacker Tree Die. Make sure to check out their FB pages for instructions and more ideas!

Stamp Club Creations

Stamp Club was last saturday for all of you who missed it. Don't these look wonderful! Susan did a great demo using beeswax and paper napkins to create  a background. Mark your calendars, next stamp club meeting September 29th

Monday, August 27, 2012

Make A Card Monday

We had another wonderful Monday morning making cards with our wonderful customers.  Everyone had a great time, as usual.
For this monday, we used the new Cuttlebug Wallpaper folder with matching border.  We embossed the border on yellow cardstock and then sanded it to allow some of the white core to show up.  This card is simple, but so elegant!

Mondays are always a good day to visit us in the morning for this fun activity.  We run this on Mondays (please check the store during holiday Mondays to see if this is running ) Hope to see you at one of our future Make a Card Mondays!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

We're playing with Memory Box stamps and dies and a new Tsukineko Memento colour. We started by inking the Memory Box stamp "Museum Tag" with Memento new Espresso Truffle, stamping it on cream coloured paper and using the matching die to cut it out. We then used our favourite Tuxedo Black and stamped 'Drift Flowers' and "Wishing you...' on the tag. Accented it with Copic Markers and added a pink ribbon.  Mounted the tag with foam tape on a Kraft card and a co-ordinating Memory Box paper

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Make a Card Monday!

Don't forget that we are still hosting Make A Card Mondays!  Contrary to what we thought, which was that we would have to put a halt to these Monday meetings for the summer, we are continuing with the fun!  The good news is that we will continue to have these Monday morning sessions -- so if you want a morning of fun and crafting, do try to stop in at the market to join us.  Every Monday morning from 10:30 - 12:30, join us in the atrium of the Kids Market for some creative fun.  For just $2, you can create a card -- each Monday will feature a different card, so come every Monday if you can!

Below is a sneek peak of what we will be creating this Monday, July 30.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Memories in Minutes 5

The  lovely and talented Fleur has this great project for all those loyalty cards that bulk up your wallet.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Card of the Week

New babies are always a special occasion and we've created a special card to help celebrate.   We started with a cream card and add a baby blue mat.  Then embossed the Cuttlebug Moroccan Screen on to cream card and highlighted it with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The next step is to use Spellbinders Labels 19 to cut a cream layer large enough to stamp the Memory Box Sock Monkey on. Colour the monkey, we used blues and greys.  Then use the largest Spellbinder from the set to cut out a baby blue label to mount the sock monkey on with foam tape. Cut Memory Box Charlotte Boarder die from cream card stock and embellish with pearls. Assemble layers and add bow as shown.


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Card of the Week

 Poppies are in season! There is nothing quite like them and I'm lucky enough to to pass a field of them on my walk to work. So, a little inspiration...

peel offs, copics and a little perspiration...

CAS (clean and simple). I tried to embellish with ribbon, pearls and peel offs but I liked it best this way.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Honeycomb Owl

I couldn't wait! Instead of receiving the Inky Antics order and putting it out on the shelf, I ripped open a packaged of Honeycomb Pop and started playing! What do You think? I used the 'Clever Owl' die from Poppy stamps and the 'Birch Tree' from Memory Box. This time I gave him fluffy little wings next time I want give him a fluffy body.


New Honeycomb paper

I'm so excited! The Inky Antics honeycomb paper arrived today and I can't wait to play with it. Where's a rainy day when you need it!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Memory Box Puffy Clouds and Modern Landscape

We have received loads of the Memory Box dies!  There are so many to choose from to show, but for today we are featuring the Puffy Clouds and Modern Landscape Dies.  Here's the card we made with these 2 dies.

We started with a base card in Kraft and then cut out patterned paper that entirely covered the front of the card.  For this project, we used Memory Box's Spearmint paper.

We then used the Modern Landscape Die and cut it out using Kraft cardstock.

Then we used the Puffy Clouds die and cut it out using white cardstock.  To create the illusion of depth, we glued the 2 smaller clouds flush to the card and then popped up the larger cloud on top of one of the smaller ones.

To make the layers stand out, we edged all sides of the Kraft cardstock with Shabby Shutters Distressed Ink and we edge the clouds with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

For more ideas on the many ways you can use these versatile dies, come and visit us at the store.  There's lots to choose from!


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Make a Card Monday

Here's a sneak peek at Monday's Make'n'Take. Drop by Monday between 10:30 to 12:30, sit with girls, and make a card.  Its all very informal and everyone is welcome.  The cards are different every week. We provide everything you need for a $2 drop in fee.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Take Ten for Dad

  Ten minutes, two sheets of card stock and three buttons are all you need to make this cute gift cardholder for dad.  Work backwards! Create a pocket that fits your gift card. Cut a 'shirt' that fits and adhere it all to a card made from co-ordinating card stock. We added buttons and stitching with a marker to finish it!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Make a Card Monday

Here's a sneek peek at what we're doing tomorrow!
Drop by Monday, any time between 10:30 to 12:30, sit with girls, and make a card.  Its all very informal and everyone is welcome.  The make  and takes are different every week. We provide everything you need for a $2 drop in fee.

Free Father's Day Make and Take

Join us 
with the kids on
Saturday June 16th 
11:00AM to 2:00PM 
make a card for dad.

Don't Forget DAD!

Stamp D-A-D on three different colours of card stock.  Line up the D-A-D as shown, then FLIP OVER and cut the green and beige pieces to match the brown. Set Aside.
Stamp D-A-D on three different pattern papers.
Cut out the D-A-D on the printed paper.  Cut the right side of the DAD on the green , beige and brown paper making sure to leave it attached (this step may be omitted for younger crafters). Glue the patterned D-A-D over the matching green, beige and brown D-A-D.
Line the D-A-D up so the ends match.  Punch two holes, use eyelets to reinforce them if desired and thread the brown ribbon through and tie.
Now the base of your card is finished and you can add photos, coupons and Father’s Day greetings.  HAVE FUN!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Card Of the Week

 This week we're back to basics!  With all the toys and tools that are available to us these days we forget how effective simple things like pencil crayons can be.  Here we've stamped   'Dogwood Branch' and 'Create Art' (one of my favourites) from Memorybox, on kraft cardstock using Tsukineko Rich Cocoa. Next, we dusted off the pencil crayons and coloured in the branch. Trim the cardstock, to the sizeof the word background, before mounting it on a chocolate covered mat. On another piece of kraft card stock, stampand colour 'Dogwood Branch' again as shown.  Mount the smaller mat on top and adhere the whole thing to a coral card.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Stamp Club This Saturday

Everyone is welcome!
Here's the supply list for the  May demo of watercolour background

  • Watercolours -  pans or tubes
  • Brushes - bring an assortment
  • Watercolour paper cut into practice sheets
  • Palette  or white plate or
    a couple of yogurt  lids
  • Water container
  • Heat gun or hair dryer
    Water spritzer
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Saran wrap or light plastic bags/dry
    cleaning bags
  • Pink, purple or red watercolour pencil
    Eye dropper, pipette,Q tip
  • Cellulose sponge cut into the size/shape of
    a white Staedler eraserBlack 
  • micron pen
  • pencil
  • Birthday candle or white wax crayon

If you don't have some of the "extras", don't sweat, we can share!

Saturday, May 26 from 9:30 - 11 AM at the False Creek Community
Centre.   You are welcome to drop by to trade stamping ideas and to
have a great   time!  The drop in fee is $5.  There is a card swap
every meeting if   you'd like to partake bring 10 cards with you.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Embossed Owls

Check out this cool card using Dreamweaver Stencils and Embossing paste!

This card was done using embossing paste which was coloured in using a stipple brush and some cat's eye ink pads.  The stencil we used is below.  Aren't these owls a hoot!

To finish the project, you will need some embossing paste, pigment ink (we used these cat's eye inkpads) and a metal spatula.

We have these items in stock so come on in and visit us to get started on your own dreamweaver projects!