Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring Has Sprung Class

Here are pics of three of the cards for this class.  The 4th card (not picured) is a gift card holder.

 This class runs on April 9 from 1 - 3 PM and again on April 23 from 10 - 12 noon.  Call the store to book your spot now!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

card of the week

The bunny is coming! We used our punches to create our fuzzy friend from white card stock, added a white pom pom for his tail and mounted on some great spring coloured papers.  Kits are available for our furry friend, they include a handmade sample and enough supplies to make 6 more cards, background paper varies.  Give us a call if you're interested 604-684-4657!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Yesterday's Stamp Club Creations

We have such a talented group of ladies at Stamp Cub please join us next month.

Friday, March 25, 2011

what's new

Hero Arts arrived this week.  Great new cling for spring. Plus, we finally have the Silhouette Grass back in stock that everyone loves. Check out this idea from Hero Arts.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

card of the week

Pretty in Pink! Isn't it amazing how one colour, that little touch of green, sets off this pink card.  The flower has been stamped in Tuxedo Black from Memento and then coloured with Copic markers.  Though it's hard to tell from this picture, the flower has been done twice and popped up.  Pink and white card stock have been layered, along with a little pink and white gingham ribbon for that finishing touch. 

copic preorder special

FABULOUS New Copic colors for Spring 2011! 
I'm excited about the NEW PURPLES!
Here's the official break down: BG53 Ice Mint, BG70 Ocean Mist, E23 Hazelnut, E81 Ivory, E87 Fig, RV55 Hollyhock, RV63 Begonia, RV66 Raspberry, V20 Wisteria, V25 Pale Blackberry, YG91 Pale Moss and YR30 Macadamia Nut

Preorder the new set now and save 25%.  
That's over a $20 savings!
You have until April 1/11 to place your order.

For those of you who don't know, the  COPIC Sketch Marker has a Super Brush tip and Medium Broad tip are the perfect tool for coloring in stamped images.  It “paints” as well as it draws. It's the Mercedes Benz of the marker world. Stop in and ask Eleonor all about them.

We are about to put in our Copic order and that means savings for you!   If you'd like to preorder any Copic products (markers, nibs, refills), check their catalog out online, and simply send us an email or give us a call (604)684-INKS(4657)  with your list and you'll receive 20% OFF your  prepaid order.  Out of town?  No problem we can pop it in the mail for you. Deadline Friday April 1/11.  It should arrive two weeks later.

Here's a quick Copic check list for your convenience.   Sorry, the new colors aren't on it yet - just write them in!  Here's the newest Copic Sketch Color Chart.

To summarize 25%OFF the new spring Copic Sketch Set and 20% OFF  all other Copic products preorder and prepaid by April 1/11. 

Monday, March 21, 2011

stamp club

It's the last Saturday of the month - that means Stamp Club!   The
Stamp Club  meets at the False Creek Community Centre on Granville
Island, the last Saturday of every month from 9:30 to 11:30. We
exchange cards and ideas, have demos and complete a few hands on
projects. There is a card swap every meeting. It is not mandatory but
if you'd like to participate in the swap please bring 10 similar
stamped projects with you. Everyone is welcome and there is a $5 drop
in fee.

This month Sonya is doing the demo this month and asks you to bring your basic kit and the following if you have it:

Perfect Pearls - three or four colours
Perfect Ink refresher - if you don't have don't worry, I apparently have a full bottle
Water mister
Brushes (for perfect pearls) and another for mixing/splattering/etc.
Card stock - white, black and coloured
Pigment ink - pick two or three colours that would match your perfect pearls
Black ink (should be part of your basic kit)
Versamark or other embossing pad - please make sure your pad is good and juicy
Scoring tool (ruler and bone folder/scor-pal/MS scoring tool/whatever turns your crank)
Craft sheet or newspaper

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

cuttlebug 'all in one' is here

Okay, so it's not that exciting to look at but wait till you see what you can do with it! It's time to take control of your creativity like never before with the Cuttlebug All-in-One system! Combine this folder with a variety of embossing plates to give you the freedom to emboss, deboss, and letterpress images the way you want. It’s easy to rearrange coordinating designs to create unique effects for your projects.

The 6x9 All-In-One Embossing Folder is for use with the All-In-One plates. It allows you to mix and arrange these plates freely and easily with its unique grid-like system. Place the positive and negative pieces of each plate design in the top and bottom of the 6x9 Embossing Folder. Then, let folder top drop down—the pieces will line up and be ready to go. Now open the folder and insert your paper, close it, add two B-plates and run through the Cuttlebug machine.

coffee and a card

Don't forget to join us for coffee and a card Thursday morning from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  It will be the last one this month - Eleonor will be cruising during spring break!  This week Eleonor will be playing with flowers from Hero Arts and showing you how make your own embellishment. Curious? Stop by any time and we'll have the coffee brewing, there is a $2 fee. There's a sneak peak of the card on our Facebook page.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy St Patricks Day

May the luck of the Irish be with you!  This simple shamrock from Memorybox has been stamped in Memento Bamboo ink, on white card. The back ground paper is a piece of matching card stock that has been embossed with the Cuttlebug folder, Moroccan screen, and then sponged with the Bamboo ink. A little foam tape, a few brads and a piece of ribbon and you're done.  If you need more instructions drop us a line.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

card of the week

Isn't this colour combination just fabulous?  We love the kraft cardstock combined with the bamboo green and red.  This simple card uses Amuse stamps and oozes with sleek style!  Don't you think?  The score lines were made using the Scor-pal -- such a cool tool that does so many wonderful things!

Don't forget coffee and a card on Thursday from 11 - 1 PM.  Ceci has designed a wonderful card using the same stamp as today's card of the week.  But for coffee and a card, you'll get to play with Flower Soft as well!  It's too darned cute, so come on out and join us.  $2 gets you all you need to complete your card, as well as your cup of java!