Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sweet Stuff for your Sweetie

Who doesn't like chocolate?  We've decided that this is one thing that no one really can live without and we've made it easy for you to surprise your honey on Valentine's with a chocolate treat. We've done all the packaging for you, complete with a Valentine greeting.

Valentine's is just around the corner.....are you ready?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Valentine's Class!

Got a list of special people in your life who you need to remember on February 14?  Then come and join us for a class where you will create 4 cards to give to that special someone.  Show some love the handmade way and let your loved one how much they mean to you by giving them a gift from the heart! This class is scheduled for Wednesday, February 1 from 6:30 - 8:30.  Join Eleonor and create 4 greetings brimming with love!  Class fee is $20.  Below are sneek peaks of 2 of the cards.

To register, call the store at 604-684-4657.  Hope to see you in class!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Less is More

This week's card of the week is elegant in its simplicity -- a perfect example of less is more.

This simple card is not layered at all....rather the flower stamp is stamped in coordinating colours around the greeting.  The greeting itself is a beautiful sentiment written in 2 fonts, a script and a print.  The mix of script and print font makes for a very eye catching element in the card.   Below is a close up.

Next time you are in a rush to make a card, why not go for simple?  You'll be surprised just how fast an elegant card like this one can be created!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Shimmer Sheets

We have shimmer sheets in stock!  These ultra cool mylar sheets work wonderfully in the Big Shot or Cuttlebug with dies or with any embossing folder.  There are many colours to choose from.  The cool, irridescent quality of some of these sheets lends a vibrant sheen to any project!  Great for scrapbooking as well!  Next time you want a little bit of bling and zing in your project, add some shimmer.

Also, we want to let you know that classes will be starting again soon.  First up is a Valentine's class taught by Eleonor on Wednesday February 1, 2012 from 6:30 - 8:30.  The class will consist of 4 cards for $20.  Sample of the cards will be available in the store next week.  As well we will be posting sneak peeks of the cards on the blog.  Stay tuned!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Coffee and a Card

This week's coffee and a card project uses the Hero Arts Postage & Frame Stamp & Emboss set.

This set features a collage of international postmarks, with space for a message. Hero Arts and Sizzix are offering an embossing collection that perfectly coordinates with a new line of stamp designs. Each "Stamp & Emboss" pairs one Sizzix embossing folder with one premium Hero Arts cling background stamp. 
Coffee and a Card only costs $2 and you get to make a card and enjoy a cup of java!  Hope you can join us on Thursday from 10:30 - 12:30 for a fun couple of hours of creativity!

Monday, January 16, 2012

A Great Bunch of Ladies!

As many of you know, every thursday from 10:30 - 12:30, we have coffee and a card at the store.  For just $2 you get to make a card and enjoy some Starbucks coffee.  Each week we make a different card.  We have had so much fun doing this once a week and we have a fun bunch of ladies who have started to attend this every Thursday!

This was taken last week, just before the end of our session.  Each week promises to be a couple of hours of fun and creativity -- if you haven't yet stopped in to join us, please do!  You will be glad that you did.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Be My Valentine

Okay, have you put away your tree yet??  We sure hope so!!   January is almost half over and then of course, comes February.  And Valentine's day.  We have lots of Valentine stamps in the store so that you will be ready to create that special card for that special someone in your life.

Here is a sample of a quick and simple card using heart punches and glitter.  Simply punch out the hearts using different coloured cardstock and then add glitter on top of each one for that extra bling factor.   The cool thing about this card is it uses unconventional Valentine colours.  There's lots more samples in the store to inspire you so if you have a chance, do come in and say hello.

On another note, did you guys know that this year is a leap year??  Yes, if you were born on February 29, you will most definitely be celebrating a birthday on your actual birthdate this year!  Happy birthday to all the leap year babies!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Card of the Week

This week's card is bright and cheerful and features something we all cream!

The ice cream image is from a doodlebug stamp set.  The ruffled ribbon adds a nice touch and is very easy to do!
 It's very easy to do the ribbon.  Using sookwang double sided tape, start by placing a strip of tape on the edge of the card as per below.

Adhere your ribbon on the card where the double sided tape is and then add another small strip of tape on top of the tape as per below.

Pull the ribbon back over the double sided tape so it forms a ruffle then add more tape underneath the ribbon per below.

Adhere the ribbon to the tape on the bottom and then add more tape on top of the ribbon per below.

Continue this process by layering the ruffles using double sided tape.  You can add as many ruffles as you want!

Come and visit us at the store for more ideas.  There are lots of card samples to inspire you.

Coffee & a Card

Don't forget to join us this Thursday, Jan 12 from 10:30 - 12:30 for coffee and a card.  This week's card uses the cuttlebug embossing folder border set called Pop Culture.  The embossed designs for this set are below:

 And below is the sneak peek of what the card looks like.

Don't forget to pop in -- $2 gets you a coffee and all the supplies to make this card.  See you at the store!