Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Eleonor's Christmas Class in July

On July 18, Eleonor had the priviledge of teaching a class in Port Moody. Jessie from Cherish the Thought was kind enough to let us use her classroom for that day so that we could run an A-Muse class that featured some of the cards we offered our downtown customers during our A-Muse-a-Palooza event. The day consisted of a morning and afternoon class, with lunch in between. Here are some photos of the fun we had!

Here are some of our students showing off their projects.

Eleonor will continue to teach at different locations in the lower mainland, so stay tuned and keep checking our blog. We will be announcing a Coquitlam class location soon!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

3D Peel Offs Class

If you haven't yet signed up for our 3D Peel Off class, it's not too late! We still have room in this one of a kind class, featuring Peel off stickers. Here are some pictures of a couple of the wonderful cards you will make in this class, taught by the talented Yvonne Jackson.

This class is scheduled for Thursday, July 23 from 7 - 9 PM at our Granville Island location. See you at class!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A*Muse Fun!

A*Muse-a-Palooza was 2 days ago and it sure was fun. We had make n'takes, door prizes, chocolate, popcorn, strawberries, chocolate, cake, an auction, chocolate, lemonade, blueberries, chocolate, laughing, sharing....oh did we forget to mention chocolate?? Here are some pics of the fun filled event.

If you couldn't join us this year, make sure you don't miss out on a night of fun, fun and more fun next year!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Name that Stamp - Day 8

Are you ready for today's image?? Here it is!

This will be the last image for this contest because the auction happens on Friday, July 17. Did you remember to register? If not, call the store today! See you at the auction.....(along with the chocolate fountain! Yummy!!)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Name That Stamp - Day 7

First, as promised here are a couple of pics from the ever so fun card class taught last night -- Winter Fun. We all had a great time!

Here's Ava, Debra and Teresa showing off their creations.

And here's Lori, Leigh and Ann (all the way from the island!) showing off what they've made! A good time was had by all and some of these wonderful ladies came back the next day for another class!

For all you guess the stamp players....here's the image you need to guess for Day 7 of Name that Stamp.

Get guessing!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Name that Stamp - Day 6

We had a ball tonight with everyone who attended the Winter Fun class -- you guys are awesome! Everyone finished their cards with plenty of time to spare for the all important "shopping" time.... so many stamps to choose from! How can one choose? Well the answer is really pretty simple....when you can't decide, buy it all! We took some great pics of our students in action and they will be posted tomorrow.

In the meantime, here is the stamp image for Day 6.

As before, just send your guesses to info@imimpressed.ca -- remember if you are the first one at the store with your guess, you get extra loot!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Name that Stamp - Day 5

Here's the image for the 5th day of this contest.

Email your guesses to info@imimpressed.ca
Also, don't forget that on this 5th day, Tuesday, July 14th we are having a cardstock sale! All open cardstock is buy one, get one free! Also today is the day of our Winter Fun class -- if you haven't yet signed up, do it quick. The class is filling up fast.
See you at the store!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Name that Stamp - Day 4

Okay, here is the image for the 4th day.

You guys should know this one! Email your answer to info@imimpressed.ca

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Name That Stamp - Day 3

Congratulations to those of you who were able to name the stamp from yesterday. It was a tough one! Here is the image for Day 3 - Sunday, July 12.

Good luck everyone! And remember, for this 3rd day of A*Muse-a-Palooza we are having our ribbon sale. Buy any 6 yards of ribbon and get 6 free!

Scavenger Hunt

We've put together a list of 20 A Muse*ing things - the person who collects the most things from that list and turns it in before July 17th wins! Bring as many items or pictures of items as you can from our scavenger hunt to the store, durning regular business hours, for the staff to check in and return to you. All entries will receive AMuseapaloot. A grand prize will drawn from the entries with he most Items. Good luck!

AP Tshirt
A partially eaten candy cane
A nativity scene
Lump of coal
Christmas Ornament
Magazine article featuring A Muse
Ballon animal
Purple ink pad
Something from the city where A Muse is
Name one A Muse designer
Sherbet orange ribbon
Christmas KISS
An Elephant
Stamp Addicts Card
Hot pink AMusapaloot
Name of our auctioneer
AMuse card


Name That Stamp - Day 2

Are you ready for the second image for this challenge? Here goes.....

Do you guys know the name of this stamp???? We do! Unfortunately we can't join our own contest....so it's up to you guys to come up with the answer! Email your answer to info@imimpressed.ca to win! Congratulations to Treena, Teresa and Nancy who knew yesterday's image the lemonade stand.

Continuing today are the fabulous make n'takes -- today's make n' take is cooler than cool, so make sure you pop in and see us for sure! Oh....and we can't forget to remind you that our punches are on sale today as well! Buy 1 at 10% off, buy 2 and get 20% off, buy 3 and get 30% off and buy 4 and get 40% off. Wowza!

Friday, July 10, 2009

A*Muse-a-Palooza Starts Now!

Today is the first day of A*Muse-a-Palooza! Yes, it is finally here -- the official launch of A Muse Artstamps Christmas release. And boy, oh boy what a sensational line it is! We've been dying to share images with you and today is the day! Here are pictures of the cards we will be featuring in our card classes.

July 14, 2009 from 7 - 9 PM
Winter Fun Class $20

These cards are so adorable, you'll fall in love. We did! That little penguin fishing is so stinkin' cute!

July 15, 2009 from 7 - 9 PM
Classic Christmas Class $20

Ornaments, a cardinal, a wreath and a pinecone -- elegantly simple, these cards will be the ones your friends will want to show off on their fireplace mantle.

If you haven't yet signed up for these classes, do so quick as these classes will fill up quick! If you can't make it into our downtown store, dont' forget that Eleonor will be teaching these classes (with a 5th card thrown into each class!) in Port Moody on Saturday, July 18, 2009. For more info on this, call the store at 604-684-4657.

Today is also the first day of our "Name that Stamp" contest. Below is a partial image of an A Muse stamp. If you can name that stamp you'll win $500 in A*mus*a*paloot - or be the first to arrive at the store with it and win $1000 in A*mus*a*paloot. One person will be chosen from the correct entries for a weekly prize. Here is the first image:

Do you know what stamp this is????? Can ya' guess?? If you know the answer,email us at info@imimpressed.ca or come into the store and win even more loot! Oh, and dont' forget to wear your A*Muse-a-palooza t-shirt!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


....if you have been trying to email us in the last couple of days and have found your emails bouncing back....we apologize! We've run into some computer issues and have now fixed the problem. However, we realize that some of you may not have received the email we sent out regarding our 50% off Christmas stamps sale. So instead of this sale ending today, July 7, 2009 it has been extended and will continue up until the end of business on Thursday, July 9, 2009. HURRAY!

Again, we apologize -- but now everyone gets 2 more days of huge Christmas savings! That's the best silver lining we say!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Special Christmas Sale in the Summer!

Okay, we know it is July....and because of that we even created our own little "I'm Impressed" beach right in our little store. Check it out

It was last week that our wonderful Ceci came up with this idea to create a beach in one of our display islands in the store. At first we were going to set off to one of the local beaches to pilfer some authentic Vancouver beach sand....then thought better of that and decided to just buy a bag of sand! So off Eleonor went to the store to buy some sand! It was such fun to create this beach for all to see. Come and see it for yourself!

But amidst this tiny beach and in the middle of July, we decided to have a Christmas stamp sale! So for 2 more days (today and tomorrow, July 6 and 7) all our Christmas stamps are 50% off! Don't delay -- there are lots of wonderful stamps and stamp sets just waiting to be snatched up. You won't be disappointed. And while you're here, come and see our beach!

Before we sign off, here are some images captured from our very busy Canada Day celebration.

The parade!

Consuelo and Eleonor all decked out in Canada red.

These 2 cuties from Australia came and joined us for our postcard make n' take.

The Canadian Maple Leaf was everywhere to be seen! It was a wonderful day and if you couldn't attend, make sure you do next year!

One last remeinder -- don't forget to hurry up and sign up for the Amuse-a-palooza classes. If you cannot make it to our downtown store, check out Eleonor's Christmas party which features 2 Amuse classes. This event will run in Port Moody, B.C. For more info, call us at the store 604-684-4657.