Thursday, April 29, 2010

More Blog Candy, Please!

Hi's Eleonor here!  We love to give out blog candy here at I'm Impressed, so here's another blog candy giveaway!  In anticipation of this coming Mother's Day, we thought why not tell us about your mom? My mom always said such funny things as we grew up and to this day, my brothers and sisters and I always have a good laugh when we reminisce about her funny comments.  So for this challenge, we want you to leave a comment telling us the funniest thing your mom ever said.  We're sure you will have lots to share and we thought it would be fun for everyone to read!  I'll be's what my mom said that still makes me laugh. "If you keep pouting and stick your bottom lip out any further, a bird will come and  build a nest on it!"  She said so many other funny things here's another one, "You can't go out dressed like that!  What if someone I know, who knows you, who you don't know sees you??"  Hilarious.

So leave a comment and we will choose one winner at random.  The winner will be announced on Monday, May 24, 2010.

Free Tickets

The count down to Stamp Out Breast Cancer has begun!  14 more sleeps!  The first 10 people to email me will receive a pair of tickets for the show Saturday and Sunday!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Blog Candy Winner

A couple of weeks ago we announced a chance to win some blog candy.  Read the original post here.  
Thanks to everyone who left a comment and shared their crafting stories with us.  We had a lot of fun reading all about your introduction to this wonderful hobby.  The lucky winner of our contest is Susan King!  Congratulations, Susan.   Email us at to arrange pick up of your prize.  There will be more blog candy contests in the stay tuned!

Mother's Day is in 2 weeks!  This coming weekend, we will be offering mother's day make n'takes at the store.  Come on out an join us on May 1 and 2 from 12 -2 and make this card, featuring  Flower Soft. 

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Stamp Out Breast Cancer

We are very excited to be hosting  the second annual Stamp Out Breast Cancer weekend! It's less than a month to this very worthwhile event, so here's some information for those of you who have been wanting to know more about the classes, the instructors and all the fun!

The event will happen on May 15 & 16th in Vancouver, at the Granville Island Hotel.  For those of you that sign up, here's what you can look forward to:

  • a silent auction -- some fantastic items are going up for auction, you won't want to miss out!
  • super fantabulous make n' takes
  • a pajama crop that will go till midnight.....Oooohhhhh so much fun!
  • flip flop booth
  • pretty in pink contest (how much pink can you show off? we're talking pink nailpolish, pink clothes, pink hair, pink shoes, pink socks.....PINK, PINK, PINK!)  Just come to the event decked out in as much pink as you can humanly pile onto yourself!
  • Awesome doorprizes from Canadian Scrapbooker, In the Making, Be Creative & Treasuremart, to name a few
  • CLASSES!!!
Don't delay, register today!  Registration for the event is $5 or free if you join a class.  For more info, check out the Stamp Out Breast Cancer website here.  To register call the store at 604-684-4657.

Here's a sneek peak at some of our class samples.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New Memory Box

The new line of Memory Box stamps and paper are in the store.  This release is all about butterflies!  Here is a peek at the new and wonderful patterned paper line called Enchanted.
This papr pad is 8X8 and includes all 10 designs.  You will get 3 of each one in the pad.  The colours are definitely enchanting!  We will be posting some pictures of the stamps and card samples using this line in the next few days.  And since Mother's Day is just around the corner, stop by again tomorrow for info on our Mother's Day make n' take in May.

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Busy Weekend!

This past weekend we participated in the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival at the Abbotsford Tradex, hosted by Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.  We saw many of our wonderful customers there and made some fabulous new ones!  Here are some pictures of the event.

Here's Raya at our booth.

Deanna doing all day demos featuring the fabulous Glitter Ritz microfine and ultrafine glitter in all the colours of the rainbow!

The oh so talented Miss Yvonne Jackson showing off her creative prowess with the very popular Flower Soft line of products.

A good time was had by all -- we look forward to seeing everyone we met at the store -- come and visit us at Granville Island.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

All Packed Up!

Today was pack up and move in day.  Move in where??  Move into our booth at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival in Abbotsford.  Come and visit us there on Friday & Saturday, April 16 and 17 from 9 - 6 PM.  We will have demos and make n' takes and lots of goodies to show you!

The van full of rubber stamping and scrapbooking goodies!

Raya did a great job making sure everything fit into the van.  She's a magician, I tell you!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sneak Peek!

The Stamp Out Breast Cancer event is happening again this year.  This fun event for this worthwhile cause is scheduled for May 15 and 16, 2010.   Stay tuned for all the details like class schedules, instructor bios and other good stuff.  In the meantime, here's a sneak peek at Eleonor McGarry's class.  This class will feature the Fleur de Lis pendant dies and techniques using Tim Holtz distress inks.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Just a Sampling.....

....of what's in store! Today was the first day of our spring cleaning sale and it was a busy day! It was nice to see a lot of you today. 

The sale goes for 3 more days, till Sunday, April 11th. So if you can't come during the week, we hope to see you this weekend! Here's a sampling of what we have to offer.....

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Spring Cleaning Sale!

I'm Impressed Annual Spring Cleaning Sale 

April 8th to11th
30% to 50% OFF everything in the store

Open 10 to 6 everyday
Special Sale hours Thurs April 8th and Fri April 9th open 10AM to 9PM

Granville Island - the Kid's Market

Come and visit us and take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to stock up on all your stamping and scrapbooking supplies!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Do You Remember???? Blog Candy Alert.

Hi's Eleonor here!  Think you remember how you started cardmaking and scrapbooking?  Do you still remember the day you first saw rubber and your life was changed forever?  I do.  I was on vacation in Florida and I walked into a craft store that had a huge stamp section and watched a staff member doing a demo on embossing.  I was in awe.  I saw her whip out that heat gun and watched as the gold embossing powder melted slowly then rose up again as the heat embossed the stamped image.  I looked at my husband who happened to be there with me and he instantly knew that he was toast.   He could tell what my eyes were saying....."I WANT TO BUY ALL OF THIS STUFF!"   And thus the addiction started and it has grown slow but steady ever since......!

We all have our own stories, don't we?  It would be fun to share how we got started with this I invite all of you to share with us how you got the stamping bug.  Leave a comment telling us your story.  We will pick one comment randomly on Monday, April 26 for some stamping blog candy.

I can't wait to hear everyone's stories!


Friday, April 2, 2010

Mini Album Kits

No time to come to class?  No worries -- we have mini accordion album kits available at the store.  All the kits come complete with everything you need to complete the project.  All you need to do is add your photos!  We currently have 2 kits available, an Easter Kit and a Mother's Day Kit.

The Easter accordion album is so cute!  Take the photos of the egg hunt this Sunday, then pop on in and pick up your kit and have a lasting momento of this year's Easter!