Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sneek Peek from CHA

Here they are! All new designs from Hero Arts released at this years CHA! Aren't the flowers stunning! The detail is incredible!  I'm ordering them all! I can't wait to get them in the store!  I'm SOOOO excited! !!! Ohhh --  for those of you who don't know every year there are two HUGE shows for the crafting industry, sponsered by the CHA ( Craft and Hobby Association).  Did I mention the thing is huge - just the stamping and scrapping section is about the size of 5 football fields.  It's designed for wholesalers from around the world to come and show there wares to retail store owners, like me!   It's overwhelming and tiring and I love every minute of it!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Stamp Club Saturday

The last Saturday of every month a group of ladies meet at the False Creek Community Centre from 9AM to 11AM.  They trade stamping ideas and cards and have a good time.  You are welcome to join us - there is a $2 drop in fee.

This month we'll be doing a couple of background techniques.   Here's the supply list -

Waterproof craft sheet or plastic bag
Water mister
Soft paint brush
Dye Re-inkers ( 2 or 3)
Stamp pads to match re-inkers
Black stamp pad
Gold or silver stamp pad
A few small stamps

Worksheet ( Something you have used a as protective paper when stamping, spraying, etc.)
Stamp pads (1 or 2) which will co-ordinate with colours on worksheet
Med size stamp (flourish, script, etc.)
Clear Embossing Powder and Embossing Ink Pad
Heat Gun

There will be extras of everything so if you don't have any of these items don't worry - bring what you have.

If it's your first time just ask at the front desk of the community centre for directions to the room.  Come in and introduce yourself. Everyone is friendly!  E-mail me with any questions!!
Hope to see you Saturday.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Memory Box Valentine's Studio

It's arrived! Come in and see the beautiful new designs from Memory Box.  This tree is my favourite - the stamp is the trunk and the little heart cluster is mounted on the side.  Endless possibilities! Click here to go to the Memory Box blog and check out the project of the month.  Join us Saturday for a free make and take from 11 to 2 featuring
'The Lovey Dovey Tree'

Monday, January 11, 2010

Love is Sweet

Valentine's at last! So here it is - pink and red, hearts and bling, lace and love. What else to you need to say Happy Valentine's Day? Stamp 'cupcake' with black ink on white and kraft coloured card, then cut out the 'white icing' and colour as shown.  Glue the 'white icing' on top of the 'kraft cupcake' image and add bling.  Stamp 'lace' image with pink ink on white card cut out and then cut in half.  Stamp 'love is sweet' with black ink on pink card and trim to fit. Assemble all pieces on a pink card as shown.  The 'cupcake' and 'love is sweet' are mounted with foam tape. Come in to the store and check out this card and other great new valentines cling image from Hero Arts.

Stamps used by Hero Arts - CG157 Large Cupcake, S5317 Starburst Lace

Friday, January 8, 2010

Clearance, Clearance, Clearance

It's that time of year again - we're doing inventory!
It's good for you though as we go through our shelves and markdown 

select stamps at least 50% OFF! 
Also, I hate counting paper so, until January 14th, all the 
12x12 is 50%OFF! 
Coloured Envelopes 50% OFF! 
What else do I dread counting... magazines! Huge Selection of 
Magazines  50% OFF!
There are oodles of brads, eyelets, and bling that we've marked for clearance.

It really is mark down madness - more things will be added daily until we're done counting! 

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Happy Anniversary

Love is in the air! Once again, not quite Valentine's but quick and simple and on the right track. Stamp in brown, colour, tear, glue and voilia!  The Happy Anniversary could easily be masked out and replaced with Happy Valentine's!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Valentines Warm up

So we've packed up the Christmas decorations and Valentine's is right around the corner but I'm not quite there yet.  So, here's a quick card to get the creative 'Valentine/Spring' juices going. Simply stamp the image in Rouge Colorbox Chalk on white card and colour in with pencil crayons.  It's been offset layered with pinks and greens.

Stamp used by Magenta -  40280 Deco Bouquet

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Decade!

Here's to a year of fun and creativity!
A year of  new beginnings, new ideas and of course new stamps!
HAPPY 2010 Everyone!

Stamps used by Hero Arts - LP163 Paper Lanterns, LP162 Three Girls