Studio is closed, due to fire.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year !

We hope you have a wonderful and Happy New Year!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas, After Sale...40%

We are only open tomorrow, (Tuesday 28th.), this week. It is for a 40% off SALE, on all in stock Christmas items.
We will be open from 10am to 7 pm. All of the Christmas items have been taken from retail and put out on tables in the studio, to make it easier to see all of the sale items.
40 % off all Christmas items !
Come early for best selection.

Remember, after tomorrow, we are closed the rest of the week and will re-open on Tuesday, Jan. 4th. We will still check messages through out the week.
If you want to e-mail us, please send it to
Leave message at 490 4790

May you have a wonderful and safe New Year !
Mary & Dolly

Monday, December 20, 2010

Upcoming classes......

Don't forget half price studio days on Wednesdays. Come in and get those "thank you" cards made. Oh my, February is coming up fast, so you can get started on any Valentine's cards you are doing too.

Friday, Jan. 7th. 6:00pm is our snowman globe.

Saturday, Jan. 8th. is Cricut classes, for beginners and advanced.

Monday, Jan. 10th. is Christmas album.

Saturday, Jan. 15th. is the Signature School Crop. Registration is still open.

Wednesday, Jan. 19th. is Beginner's Quilting

Friday, Jan. 21st. is a Valentine's mini Album. It is also Late Create Night until 11pm

Saturday, Jan. 22nd. is The Crop For Caring at Bethel UCC

Don't forget the Christmas sale on Tuesday, Dec. 28th. That is the only day we are open that week. 40% off all Christmas items in stock.

Is there a class you are wanting to take and don't see it listed here? Let us know.

As always, you must pre-register for a class. You may either call or come in and pay for it. 490 4790
Sometimes I have taken a registration via e-mail. But always make sure you hear back from us to complete the registration.
This is the only way to know how many are coming, so we may prepare.

Tuesday Take Away..

We are offering the same card this week for M&T, just for the break. We will be opened Tuesday through Thursday this week, from 10 am to 4pm. It is a very simple, yet lovely card.
Cost is $2.00
We hope you have a blessed, Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Gift Certificates available..

If you haven't finished your shopping for that crafty person in your life, we have gift certificates available. They are given in this beautiful card, (that I CASED from Sue Lis).

Christmas Album class

We have a wonderful Christmas Album class on Monday, Jan. 10th. Here is a "sneak peek" of some of the pages.
Kimmay will be teaching and her design is beautiful. It is in an 8 1/2 x 11 chipboard album, which you may cover or not, as you like. Cost is $28.00
Call now to register, as space is limited in this one.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Windmill Toys

We had a very nice gentleman stop in the studio today, (and we don't get many men in there). Donald Barnes came from Owensboro and saw our sign. So he thought he would stop in and show us what he creates, Wind Toys. He makes these by hand and they are very sturdy.
I immediately thought of my parents and how the grandkids would love to see this in action, every time they came for a visit. As the wind blows, it catches the fan windmill part that turns, and makes the horse look like he is trotting.
So although we can't sell them ( I did buy one), I can pass along his name if you would like to buy any for your house.
They do need to be up high, as the windmill parts are metal.
Merry Christmas Donald, and thanks for coming by today.
You can reach him at 270 683 5106

Snowmen cards by Sue

These adorable snowmen cards were brought in by Sue Lis to share.
We are sold out of the Stampavie stamp sets, but we do have the Dot Sparklers used as "bling".
Some of the ladies were referring to them as "fleas", as they kind of jump if you don't slip under them just right to pick up. Several fun colors are, red, gold, violet and green.
Very nice to decorate your Christmas tree, snowman or wreath card.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Snowman class in January

We have a snowman class scheduled for January. Here is a sneak peek of the cute little guy, (or could be girl if you use pink scarf.)
It is a light up, glass snowman.
Details to follow later in the month.

Don't forget our other classes & events this month.

December 8th. is Fabric Flowers Pin with Michelle Mathey.

Dec. 10th. is 8 Mini Christmas Cards, with Joy.

Dec. 11th. is Stamping Group Saturday.

Dec. 12th. is Dessert & Crop.

Dec. 13th. is COPIC Christmas cards with Helen.

Dec. 14th & 15th. is Candy Turtle making, with Mary. If you had one at the Open House, you will know this already..."they are delicious!"

Dec. 18th. is Scrap Booking Group Saturday

As always check our blog weekly and the calendar is listed on our web page. You can also pick up a calendar in the studio.

Take Away Tuesday, Dec.7th.

This next week's M&T will be made with a Flourishes stamp set, "Santa's Sleigh". Yes, I do love those stamps. This one does not have the coloring to it, but it is still very cute and easy to make.
Cost is $2.00

Tag M&T from Open House

We had a great turnout for the Open House yesterday. So many nice ladies came in to see us, browse, eat and some even stayed to work on Christmas cards. I heard through out the evening, "there are so many nice people who come in here. It is such a nice warm atmosphere".
Some words of kindness really do make your day. This time it made the few months of "start up struggles" worthwhile.
Thank you to all of you who were able to attend.
We really do appreciate you all!
This is the tag we had for our guests to make. We hope you will all come back soon and use the products you purchased.

Truffles for lunch.

I had a nice surprise when I got back to the studio last week, although I did miss seeing Kim when she delivered it. I had won the Where Women Cook magazine from her (Serendipity Vintage Studio), blog giveaway last week.
I had been to Jasper, (with a quick stop at Doodlebug..shhh..)
So there was the wonderful magazine with food in it for me. Then I had 2 friends come by the next day after going to Truffles, the new Eatery in Newburgh. They were talking about the wonderful breakfast they had there. So feeling a bit hungry by now, I wondered aloud about remembering me while they were there. "OH, I almost forgot", was the reply, "I brought you some truffles" .
Those wonderful, melt in your mouth truffles, were my lunch. The little box was cute too.
How special can a girl feel? Here's a peek.

COPIC Christmas card class added...

How often do you reach for the same colors when using paints, markers, pencils (or whatever medium you use), because those are "comfortable" ones to use? Well Helen decided to "take a walk on the wild side"...not exactly, but it did get your attention.
She has created a different color theme for one of the cards she will be teaching, using a Stampavie set & COPIC markers.
It was an "aha!" moment, when the colors came to life.
See how cute they turned out. Her class is Monday, Dec. 13th. at 6:30 pm . Call to register.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

SALE at Open House this Friday.....

I wanted to clarify some cards I had posted previously. Many of these are samples I make, so you can see what you can do with the paper or stamp used. These are not kits made up to sell, but samples for the studio. If I mention a certain item, it usually means we have it in, (at the time of posting).
When we have a M&T I usually name it as such, so you'll know what to expect when you come in to do it. However, I forgot to mention the Snowman cards as this week's M&T. That is the only one that is a M&T this week, until we have the Open House. That one is always a surprise, (even to me sometimes if I have a brain drain moment).
If you want help finding the items we use, just ask. But we can't offer classes in all the samples or make kits to sell for them either. These are ideas only. We want you to create something on your own too, and copying is a great way to get one made.
Hope to see you at the Open House, on Friday, December 3rd. and remember, it is 40% off everything, except the Laurel Burch and Peanut Brittle from Nana.

Iris Folding Class tonight..

We had a nice time at the Iris Folding Class tonight. I try to remember to take my camera, and then try to remember to use it. Tonight I finally remembered to take a photo after a few had already left. (Sorry to the ones who didn't make the press).
We are already looking into the new year at more Iris Folding classes. See how cute the cards are in an older post from November 20th.

Flourishes, Scor Buddies,COPIC's and Sparkles are in...

We are still trying to find some room for last order received. Maybe after Friday's sale we will have more. Wink, Wink....
We have Flourishes stamps, Scor Buddies, a few more COPIC Sketch colors and some fun Sparkles, just in time for the bling on your Christmas cards.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Santa's Sleigh, from Flourishes

Santa's Sleigh is another Flourishes stamp for Christmas. We have lots of stamps you might need for your cards. Have you started or finished yours? I must confess, I have not actually started mine. I had better "make time to create", or I won't get them finished.
We have some half price studio days again. Wednesday 8th and 22nd. So if you are like me and you need to get started on your cards, better make some time.

Stampavie is in...

We have Stampavie sets in. Just in time for those Christmas cards too. I colored the little girl in blue, in a COPIC class I took. Helen said we had to get those stamps, so we did! I also started coloring the snowmen, (and snow- woman), called Cuddles. See how cute the row of houses are and all you have to do is cut a row and attach to card front. Then you can have fun with the snowmen. Why are they just called snowmen, now that I think of it???

SALE at Open House this Friday.....

I love coloring in wreaths and this one is so simple. It is a Flourishes stamp of course.
You'll have to come in and see what's left on Friday, since we are having a 40% off sale for Open House. * Does not include Laurel Burch or Nana's Peanut Brittle.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Friday Sale...25 % off everything in store.

I guess I forgot to put in the sale last night. Details, details...
Our SALE is from 12 noon until 5:00 pm on Friday November 26th.
We will not open before noon and the studio area will be closed that day, so you may enter from retail door.
So go get all your deals early am and then come by and see us.
25% off EVERYTHING in store now.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Flourishes , "Best Christmas stamp ever"..

Sue had this stamp long before we opened and commented that it was "probably her all time favorite Christmas stamp." When we asked a few friends for any samples they would like to share, Sue brought this one over. So, we set up a class and she came back with even more samples. Then she also made an gorgeous ornament using the stamp.
Her class on November 30th. is with 2 cards and 1 ornament, using her favorite stamp. (We have ordered more in, as they keep selling out).
Cost for her class is $12.00 and it is at 10:00 am. Here is a closer look at her ornament. (Colors may vary, as we are getting metallic card stock in too).
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Kaisercraft , Noel

Whenever I buy a piece of paper I try to envision a page and a card with it. Although I have not gotten many pages completed since opening, I have made cards. This is done with the Kaisercraft, Noel collection.
It is not really a traditional Christmas paper, but I wanted to show what you could do with it.
So many ideas, so little time.......

Basic Grey Jovial Doilies

We had gotten these lovely Doilies in from Basic Grey and I know some thought I was crazy. But I could see several cards made with one 12x12 sheet. I cut out each bunch, making sure I had at least one poinsettia in each,(which gave me 7 to use).
3 are a smaller bunch and 4 are larger. This was done with one cut of the
12 x12 poinsettia bunch.
I used vellum over it and made a greeting, edged the card with gold and it was completed with Zva beads.
7 cards from one sheet. Nice...
The paper in the background is part of the Jovial collection.

Cross Stitch Card

Diane had made this wonderful cross stitch ornament, as a sample to keep at our studio. She admitted she was not a card maker and suggested I do something creative with it. I decided to do that yesterday, as I was making other samples, (that will follow). I hope Diane is pleased with my design, as her cross stitching is amazing.
Beginner cross stitching classes are available. Call for details.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Bo Bunny, Loralie and Jillibean...

The M&T from last week never made it on the site completed. It is made with Bo Bunny- Jasmyne paper. I just found out this particular one is sold out for the year. We hope it gets picked up again next year, as it is a gorgeous paper.
The middle card is made with a Loralie stamp & a new Spellbinder. Thanks Susan for letting me play with it. I'm still practicing with my COPICs.
The last card is made with Jillibean paper. Some of you might rmeember this one, as the "other side" of the "One Sheet Wonder" class in August. It also makes nice Christmas trees.

Tuesday Take Away , Thanksgiving week...

This week's M&T is a Thanksgiving card. We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and are blessed with family and friends near by. Sending prayers to our men and women in the Armed Forces too!

Cosmo Cricket's "Mitten Weather"...

We have the cutest Cosmo Cricket 6x6 packs, which are a really good size for card makers too.
I did these 2 cards from the pack.
The snowmen are a Sizzix die cut.

Another card sample was made with May Arts ribbon and Zva pearls.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Cricut Demo with Paulette

We all consider Paulette Bretz "the Cricut Guru". She did demos this morning for us, (and I was stuck at home). So, I ran over to click a photo (knowing my son and his friend had just gone outside to climb trees), and of course it's blurry. However, you can still see the dedication.
We are looking at future classes, so let us know what you need and when is good for you.
Look for our "black Friday" sales on Wednesday evening. I can tell you the sale will be from 12 noon until 5pm. That way you will have already hit all the early bird specials in all the other places and can relax in ours a bit.

Upcoming classes, events....

We have lots of things to do in the next month, as well as November, which is almost gone..can you believe it?!!
Last night we had our Late Create and a few different areas of crafting were "represented".
Some people think you have to be scrapbooking to come to these Late Create Nights. However, we had someone working on cross stitch, as well as card makers working on their Christmas cards.
Diane Payne teaches the Cross Stitching classes and brought a sample in of this cute Christmas bells image, for the beginners class. She started and completed it last night in a few hours, (of course it would have taken me several days), and she does an incredible job. I love watching someone who has a passion for what they do. Here is her completed Christmas bells, before adding to a card front.
Don't forget we also have Knitting & Crochet for beginners. We also met a new lady, Gloria, yesterday. She was wearing some fabulous pieces she made and we are talking about a class in the future. Anyone wanting to learn some beading?
Soon we will announce a Turtle making class....mmmmmm! Yes, it is time for some chocolate creating too.
Photo Frames as gift giving, coming soon too. Check the blog at least twice a week and if you are not on our e-mail list...git'r done!

Flourishes, Jillibean & Radiant Rain

Sue Lis made this beautiful card using her favorite Flourishes stamp. The shimmer is Radiant Rain, and the paper, (which is card stock heavy), is from Jillibean. The image piece tucks into the round greeting, as a folded card. She will be teaching a class with this stamp set, using Prisma Pencils on Tuesday, November 30th. at 10:00am. Once the samples are completed, I'll post those as well. The stamps are already sold out and we have reordered to get more before the class. Cost of class is $12.00

8 Mini Christmas Cards and Box Class

Joy Bates will be instructing these adorable mini Christmas cards, envelopes and matching box class. 2 each of 4 designs. Yes, you make the envelopes too. Cost is $18.00 and they are adorable.
The class will be on Friday, December 10th., at 6pm.
Call to book you place.

Children's Craft Class

Mary will be instructing this children's Christmas Bag & Tag class, on Saturday November 27th. from 10:00 to 11:30am. It's the weekend of Thanksgiving, so come in and let your children make a cute ornament, bag and tag to prepare for Christmas.
Cost is $6.00 Ages 9 and up are able to do this level. Parents are welcomed to stay and help.

Iris Folding Card Class

These 3 unique cards will be offered in a class on December 1st.
Rebecca will be instructing the Iris Fold technique in the cute snowman, tree and ornaments cards. (Paper colors may vary).
Cost is $12.00 and the class will start at 6:30pm.
You will need tape adhesive and scissors. Call to reserve your place.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Tuesday Take Away & Cricut Demo on Saturday

This week's M&T will be a "surprise", kind of...for 2 reasons. I decided to take a photo before it was finished and surprise everyone. I thought it would be a fun thing to do. Kind of like a challenge for you to imagine how it could be finished.
The second and real reason is... I did not get it finished. I spent almost the entire day unpacking from the Leavenworth weekend away. It has to be counted and put in the right places, so that is a little harder to do than when it's packed up.
They say that "variety is the spice of life", so I stopped at one point for a break and put away the Halloween paper. That too has to be counted.
When it was time to create, my left brain wanted to do something entirely opposite of my right brain. Opposites do not attract at a time like that. While the 2 brains were arguing, I took a photo and put it aside. I know it will come together first thing tomorrow, as I love this Bo Bunny paper and luscious plum colored Zva pearls.
I hope you'll come in and see what it looks like and make one too.

We also had our first Advanced Cricut Class tonight and they did some glass etching. How nice they all turned out. Hopefully I will get to do the 101 class someday soon. All the ladies love Paulette and she certainly has the passion for the Cricut. (I think Santa will bring ours right after Thanksgiving).
Paulette is going to do a Demo for the Cricut this Saturday, from 10am to 12 noon. So if you are out and about come by and see the Cricut and what it can do, with Paulette at the helm.
This Saturday is also the Scrapbooking Club Day. Our first gathering for the"Club". Bring your supplies and project and come to create!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The wreath card was a "challenge" idea for a few ladies who completed it. The wreath was the starting point and was made using a Martha Stewart leaf punch. I honestly forgot if this was Becky's, Nancy's, Grandy's or Angela's- but they were all wonderful.

I had hoped to get all the photos posted today, but some will have to wait. Let's leave with a great "snorting" laugh shot of Paula and Stacy in background.

Frames and more for Christmas

These frames & calendar were made by Paula and Denise. Imagine starting with a white canvas and have something so warm and beautiful created when you are finished.

Cards for Christmas

Each year the favorite thing to do is make Christmas cards, on our weekend away. A few ladies have completed all their cards for this year (and now have time to do baking).
Here are some samples of their work. Clara made the cute reindeer and snow scene. Becky and Nancy were making the lovely angel cards.

Advent Calendars & Gift Pails....

4 of the ladies were making these unique mini muffin tin Advent Calendars. Look how different and cute they all turned out. Kami, Paula, Stacy and Denise (shown here), made these.