Saturday, October 17, 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015

Crafty Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at I'm Impressed!  We thought we’d share this quick and easy fall craft idea with you, great for place cards at your Thanksgiving table or a favour afterward.
Thanksgiving Favours
We simply cut out a pillbox from kraft card  and then used the leaves from Sizzix Thinlits Dies Fall Foliage by Tim Holtz to create windows. Covered the holes with piece of acetate using double back tape and assembled the pillbox.  We then embellished the box with twine and more leaves we cut out using the same set. We kept it clean and simple but this project has so much potential.  OH! I almost forgot the last step, we  filled it with E.T’s  favourite Reeses pieces! Did I just date myself there??

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Make and Take Monday

Make and Take
Thanksgiving Monday
10:30 AM to Noon

Join us Monday morning to create a card using Jen McGuire's Faux Metal Technique. It doesn't matter if you've been stamping for years or never picked up a stamp, everyone is welcome to join us, and bring a friend! Cost $2

Saturday, October 10, 2015


For the Birds
Weds Oct 14 10:30AM

Ceci has 3 great fall themed projects for you including a pop box card! Pop Box cards are great, all that 3D fun but the mail flat! She's also taken a lovely stamp from Memory Box a shadow box card. A simple technique that produces stunning results. Cost $24

To register for this class please 
call the store 604-684-4657

Friday, October 9, 2015


Have you heard? Memory Box has released almost 100 new stamps and dies. They are on the way and we need to make room! 

So this Saturday and Sunday all
Memory Box is 25% OFF

What else is there to say? See you this weekend!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

New Arrivials

Distress to impress! All new Tim Holtz Christmas Dies and Texture Fades Embossing Folders arrived this week. Texture Fades easily emboss in such a way that select areas of the image appear perfectly faded and distressed. You can turn ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Plan With Me September 2015

I hope you enjoy this quick Plan with me video I made using the July and August The Planner Society kits.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Make and Take Monday

Make and Take Monday
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.  
Join Noreen to start the week off right with a little crafty goodness. Whether you just want to drop in for 20 minutes to make this weeks project, or stay and socialize with other stampers.  It doesn't matter if you've been stamping for years or never picked up a stamp, everyone is welcome to join us, and bring a friend! $2 drop in fee

Friday, September 25, 2015

Mixed Media Class

Mixed Media Class
Weds Sept 30 10:30

Mixed media is all about adding variety and texture to art work. In this class we will begin on a small scale with techniques that can be translated into larger projects. In this class we will create three mixed media cards focusing on the textures and colour variations that can be created with texture pastes, glaze, stamps, and stencils. 
Class $24

To register for this class please call the store

Thursday, September 24, 2015

CRAZY Things

Crazy Things Dies 

Ready to dress up your 
Tim Holtz Bird Crazy  with seasonal and holiday-themed pieces? NO more fussy cutting. The die set has arrived and includes key pieces such as hats, glasses and ties to layer for many fun design options.
Don't have Crazy Things stamp set yet?  We have a few of thoses left in stock, also!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015

Tattered Lace #19

Well, here is Issue No. 19! Straight to your FREE die set, aren’t Scamp and Tiddles just the cutest? These lovely dies really make you smile and we have loved working with them.

Along with some great projects for using Scamp and Tiddles, there are another 24 projects that do not include doggies and kitties! Our designers have done a fabulous job. This issue has something for children with the Nursery Rhymes, something for the chaps with the Lorry and Dumper Truck and something for those that love a touch of magic (or horses!) with the Unicorn. You can Build an Arch, indulge yourself with the Broderie Collection, or try a bit of sticking, gluing and folding to create sweet little boxes. Or how about a little bit of Home D├ęcor?

In the centre of the magazine you will find 16 beautiful papers, ready for you to lift out and to get crafting with straight away.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Lawn Fawn

Expires July 4, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Card of the Week

Ceci has done a fabulous job 'shaking' things up with this adorable card. The hedgehog set from Penny Black that she used to make this is so cute it's called 
Critter Buddy 30-013 and the LOVE die from Savvy is number 10188

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015


Elegant Wishes
Weds June 24 10:30
Thursday June 25 6:00

Have you seen the new dies from Tonic UK? They are these fabulous interchangeable dies that make creating elegant cards easy. Ceci has come up with four cards to whet your appetite. They’ll be perfect for any summer weddings you might be attending. Cost $24
PLEASE CALL 604-684-4657

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Make and Take Monday

Make and Take Monday
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

There is a Make and Take
 every Monday at I'm Impressed.

Please join us upstairs to start the day off right with a little crafty goodness.

It doesn't matter if you've been stamping for years or never picked up a stamp, everyone is welcome to join us! COST $2

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015


Seaside Wishes Workshop
Weds June 17 10:30
Thursday June 18 6:00
Fri July 17 10:30

Time for a little summer fun! In this workshop, we will create a fun pop box card and great set of 4 mini cards featuring scene-building steel dies from Impression Obsession. Cost $24

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Italian Day

We're having a great time here at Italian days on Commercial Drive. Come by today and create a beautiful mixed media collage. We're here until 8:00

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Card of the Week

Ceci used this Hollyhock stamp from Penny Black to create a lovely side step card. She stamped it twice using Rich Cocoa Memento once on blue card and the other on white card stock which she coloured in with Copic Markers. Stop by the store, Ceci will be glad to give you a quick demo on how she made it.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

So we're doing a little market research to see just how many people actually read the blog!

your entire purchase

Just tell us you

"Saw it on the blog"

Ends May 31, 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Make and Take Mondays

Don't forget about Make'n'Take Mondays! 

Drop by Monday between 
10:30 - 12:00, 
stay for 15 minutes or the whole time - it's up to you! For just $2, you can create a card. The proceeds are donated to 
'Clean Water for Mlanga Families'

Here's a sneak peek at the inspiration for this weeks card...

Friday, May 22, 2015

New Arrivals


Or should I say her stuff is! I was lucky enough to take a class from the outrageous Dyan Reaveley about a month ago. It was fabulous! She totally inspired me and I've been art journalling almost daily. Needless to say I ordered all her products, and have been waiting (not so) patiently for their arrival. All the Dylusions paints, sprays, journals, stamps, and stencils are now in stock!!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2015


Farm Yard Fun Pop Up Card Class 
Weds June 3 10:30 AM 
Thursday June 4 6:00 PM 

Join Raya as she shows you how these clever animal dies can be used as flat embellishments OR by using the innovative Pop Stand dies, they are magically transformed into standing pop-up cards. Please bring scissors and a variety of adhesives. Cost $24 

Please call the store to register 

Sunday, May 17, 2015


dee class bird
For the Birds with Dee
May 20th 10:30

You asked for it you got it! We’ve got Dee coming back to teach you all about the birds and the bees.  Well, just birds but you know you’ll leave with your head reeling with all she shows you. The class samples are in the store and  they’re be fabulous! Cost $35

To register for this class please call the store 604-684-4657

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Make and Take

Monday MAY 18th 
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.  

YES, there is a Make and Take this holiday Monday.  Please join us upstairs, to start the week off right with a little crafty goodness. Whether you just want to drop in for 20 minutes to make this weeks project, or stay and socialize with other stampers.  It doesn't matter if you've been stamping for years or never picked up a stamp, everyone is welcome to join us, and bring a friend!  Cost $2

Friday, May 15, 2015

Card of the Week

Ceci used Memory Box dies to create this lovely card. The first step was to die cut 'Chloe Stem' and 'Delightful Peony' from baby blue and cream cardstock. She then stamped "thinking of you" on a 'Bistro Label' die cut with some Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. After assembling it she used a sheer blue ribbon to finish it off. ‪#‎memorybox‬

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Colour of the Month

And he did it again...another GREAT colour of the month. Give us a call at the store 604-684-4657 if you'd like us to hold one for you when they arrive!
Leave a guess, in the comments, for next month's colour for your chance to win!

Make and Take Mondays

Make and Take Monday
Monday MAY 11th 
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Flit by to Monday to make this card using the new Hero Arts layering stamps. It doesn't matter if you've been stamping for years or never picked up a stamp, everyone is welcome to join us, and bring a friend! There is a $2 drop in fee

Friday, May 8, 2015

Card of the Week

Card of the Week

With the arrival of PINK INK wooden stamps this week we have a whole lotta inspiration from the talented Peggy Jo Ackley.  She is amazing with pencil crayons. Come in and see the fabulous sample she sent us! Oh and the fabulous stamps!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

New Arrivals

Look what has arrived at I'm Impressed!

Stamper Anonymous'
 Tim Holtz Collection

Aren't they GREAT!
Six crazy birds with endless possibilities.
I can't wait to play with them!
Look for a class coming soon.

Make sure to check out 
for some creative inspiration.

You may want to call the store
and get us to put one aside for you.  They're going fast!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Make and Take Monday

Join us tomorrow for 
Make and Take Monday. 
We're making this adorable feel good card featuring Watson the puppy 
a new stamp and die set from 
Taylored Expressions. 

Stop by any time between 
10:30 and 12:00, 
there is a $2 drop in fee.

Friday, March 20, 2015

New Arrivals

Taylored Expressions
stamps, dies and papers have arrived!
They are soooooo cute and we are having so much fun playing with them. I couldn't resist using them for Monday's make and take!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Make and Take Monday

Monday March 16
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Come get crafty with us! 
Stop by for about 20 minutes between 10:30 and noon to make this Easter card to take home with you. 
We do this every Monday and everyone is welcome. 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Make and Take

Monday March 9
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Yes, we are card making over spring break! 
Join Noreen for Monday morning for a little crafty goodness. It doesn't matter if you've been stamping for years or never picked up a stamp, everyone is welcome! 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015

Chameleon Marker Special

Chameleon markers are on their way! 
Order now to save!
What are Chameleon Markers you ask? They are 20 vibrant colours that produce over 100 colour tones giving you the ability to create stunning effects such as 3D, smooth transitions, highlighting, shading, gradations and blending, all with one pen. Each pen goes from as light as a hint of a tint to rich tones, eliminating tonal gaps in your collection. One pen blends multiple tones. The Chameleon Markers allow you to do more with less!

PREORDER Special $99

Call the store 604-684-4657 or order online

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Make'n'Take Monday

Monday March 2
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM 
4:30 to 6:00 PM

Join us Monday for a little crafty goodness featuring this lovely Penny Black Stamp. Drop by for 20 minutes for our latest make and take.  It doesn't matter if you've been stamping for years or never picked up a stamp, everyone is welcome! You'll see we've added an evening time for all of you 9 to 5 types. COST $2 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Just Arrived...

Issue 14 

It's finally here but was worth the the wait. They've revamped the magazine (and you thought it couldn't get better!) It now has 16 pages of gorgeous paper and more 'steps' in their step by step projects. And as always a FREE die in every issue all for only $21.00

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Spring Classes

April 1  10:30 to 1:30

Come play and explore the versatility of Dee’s Distinctively Die’s. This is a wonderful workshop to dig into and cultivate your creative skills. It’s a technique based tag class. We will use many dies in unexpected ways to create glorious flowers. These tags will  then be a reference for you to recreate and inspire new ideas. Remember dies are just shapes and shapes are building blocks. Sometimes at first glance you don’t always see the possibilities.  The best way to learn is to play. Cost $30

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Happy New Year

Year of the Sheep
Gung Hay Fat Choy! 
Happy New Year! 
Check out this great card from 'A blog Called Wanda'.  
Great place to visit for some inspiration.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Make'n'Take Monday

It starts as white paper!
 Join us for 
Make and Take Monday 
at the store and learn how to create this fabulous background, a la HRR Julie Ebersole.  
Drop in any time between 
10:30 and noon or  4:30 and 6:00.  
There is a $2 fee

Thursday, February 12, 2015

All the glitters...

Sequins, sequins and more sequins!
Wether you are using them for bling or creating a shaker card we've got 'em! 
This week 5 packs for only $10