Thursday, December 1, 2011

Dreamweaver Facebook Gallery

Have  You Checked us out on Facebook?
Here's a sample of our Dreamweaver Gallery

Thursday, November 24, 2011

2 for 1 sale

2 for 1 Cuttlebug Folders
2 for 1 Memories Ink Pads
2 for 1 Clear Stamps
2 for 1 Paper
2 for 1 Embossing Powder
2 for 1 Peel Offs

 2 for 1 Punches

That's right - from now until Sunday all these items are

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

the latest

It's that time of year again!  If you haven't started yet it's not to late to start your Christmas cards!

If you need a little motivation we have a couple options for you! First, the Elves at I'm Impressed having been working overtime to provide you beautiful samples to inspire you stop by any time.

Elf  Eleonor  has the eggnog out for Coffee and a Card  this Thursday.  She'll be creating a little Christmas magic from 10:30 to 12:30.  Drop by anytime, sit down have a coffee and make a card only $2.

Saturday is Stamp Club!  For a $5 drop in fee you can join the ladies at the False Creek Community Center from 9:30 to 11:30.  One of the members will be demoing simple background techniques.  Please bring the following if you wish to get "hands-on":
  • Cardstock
  • Glossy cardstock
  • Distress Ink pads or other dye ink pads (2 or 3)
  • Chalk ink pads (3 co-ordinating colours)
  • Metallic ink pad (complementary to chalk pad colours)
  • Clear drying glue
  • Blending tool or sponge
  • Rubbing alcohol in spray bottle
  • Cling film/plastic wrap (about a 6” long piece width of roll)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

new arrivals

With the holidays just around the corner we've been getting new shipments every week.  Yesterday Savvy Stamps arrived with oodles of their contemporary images for the season.  Last week we received embossing folders from Craft Concepts with funky Christmas designs.  Our Copic marker display over runnuth with Christmas colours.  Piles of PeelOff stickers - great with glitter or on there own. Speaking of glitter have you seen the new Vintage Christmas collection?

Monday, November 21, 2011

card of the week

How's  that  song start... It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go and  here I'm Impressed it's in full swing.  This weeks card features a contemporary tree and just a touch of bling.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

just arrived

If you haven't started your Christmas cards,  stop by the store, oodles of new stamps from Sunshine Designs have just arrived. In the last month, we've received over a hundred new holiday images from Stampabilities, Penny Black, Stampendous, and more.  Our card elves are so busy making samples to inspire you, we're almost run out of room.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

card of the week

An elegant navy and blue card with snowflakes stamped with White stazon is this week's card of the week. A touch of twine finishes it off quite nicely!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

coffee and card

 Join us Thursday mornings for coffee and a card.   Drop in between 10:30 to 12:30 Thursday,   pour yourself a coffee, sit with Eleonor and make a card.  The make  and takes will be different every week. We'll provide everything you  need for a $2 drop in fee. Tomorrow's coffee and a card is simple and clean. A classic design that can be used over and over again!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Up Go the Lights!

Halloween is over, so on the island that only means one's time to gear up for Santa!  This past week the crew on the island were hard at work putting up the christmas lights on the trees. 

At night, the island is all twinkly and bright.  The snowflake lights on the trees are so sparkly!  Come down and see it for yourself!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Card of the Week

This week's card of the week features another cute Stamp & Die set from Hero Arts called Snowman.

Isn't he an adorable snowman!  Below is a picture of the stamp set and all the images than come with it.

To order this kit or the stamp and die set, just give us a call at 604-684-4657. 

Monday, October 31, 2011

Did you win?

We had some technical issues but here are all the numbers -

Stop by the store to pick up your prize.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Stamp Club!

We want to remind you that the Stamp Club will be meeting again this month. For this month, it will be on Saturday, October 29 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.

This month Eleonor will be showing everyone some projects using goldleaf and the new design adhesives.  We'll also play with glitter and one of the new Hero Arts Stamp and Die sets.  The only thing you need to bring to class is a sponge dauber or what you have on hand to distress paper with ink.  Aside from that, we'll have everthing there for you!  However, Eleonor did say that if you want to bring her a cookie, you may!

See you on Saturday at 9:30!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Card of the Week

It's a rainy last Wednesday of October here.  It's wet and cold out, so we thought for the card of the week we'd send you some cheer in the way of this whimsical flower card!  This is done using Hero Art's Playful  Flowers & Butterflies Stamp and Die set.

To "ground" the flower, we simply took a paintbrush and did a swoosh of green colour underneath the flower using some Peeled Paint distress ink.  To order this kit with enough supplies to create the card 6 times, give us a call at 604-684-4657.   And don't forget to come by the store tomorrow, Thursday anytime between 10:30 and 12:30 for coffee and a card.  For just $2 you get to enjoy a cup of Starbucks coffee and make a card with us!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Guess what?

We have even more new stamps!  As if House Mouse and Stampendous wasn't about some Penny Black?  We've always loved Penny Black -- their images are perfect for colouring in with copics or tombows.   Below are a couple of examples.

Doesn't this snowman look fluffy enough to eat?  .....almost wants you to go out and get some chocolates and marshmallows!   Cute doesn't even begin to describe these images.   Come on down and see all the new stamps.....the store is full of them!

Friday, October 21, 2011


Guess what else is coming??  As if House Mouse isn't enough to get your creative juices flowing....we also have some new Stampendous stamps arriving!  We've always loved Stampendous images and we have some very cute, whimsical images for you to play with.

Ths image is called Top Hat and this gorgeous card was created by designer, Debi Hammons.

This  image is called Chickadee and this card was created by designer, Kimberly Crawford.   
For more card ideas, check out the Stampendous blog here.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Card of the Week

It's raining here in Vancouver today.....but we are sure our cheerful butterfly card will make you smile!  This is our card of the week, using one of Hero Arts stamp and die sets.

Who said butterflies don't come out in the rain?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Coffee & a Card

Don't forget to come by the store and join us tomorrow, Thursday from 10:30 till 12:30 for coffee and a card.  We will be making this card below using Hero Arts Floral Wreath textured impressions stamp and embossing folder set.

For just $2 you can make this card as well as have a cup of Starbucks coffee.  Hope to see you tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

House Mouse!

SQEEE.....EEEK!  Do you like mice?  If you do you will be in for a treat.  House Mouse is on its way!  This adorable mouse is a delight to stamp and colour in!  With many images featuring him (is he a guy? .....we're not really sure?!!) doing all his silly antics, you'll be sure to find a stamp that is just for you!

Isn't he just adorable.  So cute, we almost want him as a pet!  

Here is a trio of mice playing with mistletoe....uh-oh......looks like someone's gonna get a kiss!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Have you seen...

Have you seen these great new colours form Glitter Ritz?  They come in limited edition combo packs.  The Vintage Christmas is my favourite - stop by the store to see all the new samples we've made with them.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

coffee and a card

Tomorrow is Thursday and that means it's Coffee and a Card. Eleonor will be playing with vellum and the new  Layered Poinsettia die from Spellbinders.  Drop by from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM for coffee and a card, everyone is welcome - only $2.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

card of the week

Not quite ready to start thinking about Christmas.  Using a printed card from Hampton as her base, Eleonor has created this is the card of the week using Hero Arts Flowers & Butterflies stamp and die set.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Boo to You!

Halloween is just around the corner and we've got just the stamp you're looking for!  Come and check out the huge selection of Halloween themed stamps in the store!

While you're in the store, check out our Halloween card samples as well.  If you need ideas, we will be happy to help you out!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

coffee and a card

Reindeer games!  Can't resist the new stamp and die cuts set from Hero Arts - it makes cards so easy!  Did you know that Hero Arts now has it's own You Tube Channel?  Check it out here for great ideas.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Did you win?

Today's prize is a Cuttlebug Gift pack worth over $50.

Everyday in October we will be drawing a winner.
Your chances are 1 in 10!

October 4, 2011 winner is CK4 460194

Please stop by the store to claim your prize.

New Spellbinders Have Arrived!


A bunch of great new Spellbinders are now in stock. Including Iron Work Motifs, Spiral Blossom One, Snowflake Pendant,  Create a Flake Three  and Layered Poinsettia.

Build a holiday  flower arrangement with  embossed Layered Poinsettia leaves, bracts ( did you know that was the name for them?) and flowers. Stack and layer the bracts and flowers for stunning dimensional results.  Act quickly, this set is only available until the holiday, and will be sell out. I haven't had time to put them on the website yet so give us a call 604-684-INKS to order yours.  I haven't had time to play with them yet but check out what these ladies have done.   First, a link to Hopes and Chances  she has 10 ideas that have be published in this month's issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine.

Creating my Style

Amazing Paper Grace

Monday, October 3, 2011

Birthday Class

Have you signed up for the Birthday Class yet?  This class is scheduled for Saturday, October 15 from 9 - 10 in the morning.  You will make 3 cards (pictured below) for $15. 

To register call the store at 604-684-4657 and reserve your spot.  See you in class!

Did you win?

Did you win?

Today's prize is $50 Peel Off Gift Basket from the store.

Everyday in October we will be drawing a winner.
Your chances are 1 in 10!

October 3, 2011 winner is CK4 460176

Please stop by the store to claim your prize.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Did you win?

Today's prize is set of Design Adhesives from Clearsnap worth over $50

Everyday in October we will be drawing a winner.
Your chances are 1 in 10! 

October 2, 2011 winner is CK4 460333

Please stop by the store to claim your prize.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Did you win?

Today's prize is $100 Gift Certificate from the store.

Everyday in October we will be drawing a winner.
Your chances are 1 in 10!

October 1, 2011 winner is CK4 460349

Please stop by the store to claim your prize.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ready for a Class?

Many of you have asked, and so here they are!  New classes!  Here's a sneak peek at the Birthday Class taught by Eleonor in October.  This class will feature the new Hero Arts Stamp and Die Cut set called Flowers & Butterflies.

This will be a birthday themed class scheduled to run on Saturday, October 15th from 9 - 10 AM.  The classes will feature 3 cards and the registration fee is $15.  To register, call the store at 604-684-4657.  Spots are limited, so don't delay!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Look What Just Arrived!

Today we received a shipment of goodies from Hero Arts!  Have you seen these new stamps from them yet??  They are so cool.  Each set combines the stamps as well as the dies or the embossing folders.  So first you stamp, then cut or emboss!  Now if that isn't easy, we don't know what is!

Below is a sample of a card made by Tami Hartley from Hero Arts using one of the new stamps and embossing folder sets.
Isn't it beautiful!  Come and visit us and check out all the goodies.  But don't delay, these sets will go fast!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

coffee and a card

Join us Thursday mornings for coffee and a card.   Drop in between 10:30 to 12:30 Thursday,   pour yourself a coffee, sit with Eleonor and make a card.  The make  and takes will be different every week. We'll provide everything you  need for a $2 drop in fee, which is donated to mental health.

card of the week

Here's a sneak peek at one of the cards I'll teaching during my "Treemendous Christmas Cards" class at Crop for Kids October 2. Thanks to Hero Arts who donated the clear set of stamps for the class. The kit  for this card is available on line at I'm Impressed.  $5 from the sale of each kit will go to Crop 4 Kids.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Hero Arts Preorder Special

BUY 4 get 1 FREE
BUY 6 get 2 FREE
BUY 8 get 3 FREE

Hero Arts latest
'Stamp & Die-cut'  and 'Stamp & Emboss'
are due to arrive this week.  Now is time to  SAVEpreorder them on line, before the September 17th. The more you order the more you save.   

Order 4 and get a 5th one FREE!
Order 6 and you get 2 more at no charge!
Save BIG- order 8 and you'll receive 3 more kits of your choice FREE!

Simply order on line, pick your kits and when checking out, use the appropriate coupon code
to apply your discount!

FINE PRINT: This PREORDER special is only available on line until September 17th, 2011 or while supplies last.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

card of the week

This week's card features Fluffles the cat! Eleonor used this cute stamp from Stampendous to make a quick and easy birthday card.