Studio is closed, due to fire.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Designer Corner- Kimmay

Kim Seeber, affectionately known as "Kimmay", has designed 2 pages using the My Minds Eye series The Sweetest Thing. Yes, I have others obsessed with this paper too.

Her pages are always fun and the people in them are having fun! The MME collection has 40 different papers, and all of them are gorgeous. There are matching embellishments of pearls, tags, stamps and sticker words, and all are right in the display so you can coordinate the entire page at one stop. Look for Kimmay's upcoming classes using designer tape and more of My Minds Eye.

Die Cuts, Embossing, Wet & Dry, Oh MY!

Our 3 cards & 1 tag class is being repeated. Here is a preview of what we made (on Tuesday evening), and some of the dies we used. The papers used are My Minds Eye, The Sweetest Thing (can you say obsession?), & Paper Stories-Summer Fresh. Card stock is Flourishes. I used several Memory Box die cuts and My Favorite Things as well. There is also 1 Sizzix, flourish die, (which is for use in our studio.) We have a large collection of die cuts for use in our studio, most of them are from Sizzix.
 The other dies shown below are for sale in our retail.
Cost is $15.00.  Call 490 4790 for info

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

M&T for August 21 - 31st.

We have 4 new cards to make for the next 2 weeks. Bring your adhesive, scissors, glue and pop dots and get the kits for $10.00. You can make all 4 at the same time, or make 2 each week. It depends on your time and what you want to do. Can anyone tell I am obsessed with My Minds Eye, The Sweetest Thing?
We did get the MME, Halloween series in and will be putting it out as soon as it is all checked in. 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

CottageCutz Die Cuts

We carry a variety of die cuts and there are some cute ones. These dies are usually a solid die with each design included on that one piece. Mostly these are for building an image step by step. Entire scenes can be built with these. We can't wait to get the newest ones in.

Designer Corner- Teresa Meyer

Teresa makes such lovely delicate cards. In the first one she used Bo Bunny Petals, Jewels & paper cut outs. The greeting is an Our Daily Bread stamp. If you are wondering the sizes of her cards, they are 6x6, which allows for more elements to be included too.
The second card is also using Bo Bunny paper, Country Garden. The die cut pieces are from Noteworthy collection and the scallop punch was an EK Success.
All of her envelopes match her cards too. They are just as lovely. Go to her blog to check out more. She is listed below, right.

Our Daily Bread Stamps

We have new Our Daily Bread stamps, and they are going quickly. Look at the eyes on this dog. I teared up at CHA when I saw him, and I'm a cat person. (They do have a cat sympathy set as well.)
This is a great tribute to our pawed friends who become our family.
 Helen is working on some cards for a class in Sept., using Our Daily Bread stamps and die cuts.

Friday, August 10, 2012

M&T A Few

We are doing something a little different (and see how it goes). Instead of 1 M&T each week we have 4 to do. The kits are packaged together in one cello bag and you get all 4 for $10.00. We'll leave them out for this week and next, then change them up.
This week is The Sweetest Thing papers, from My Minds Eye.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

ATC Club

Our ATC Club meets once a month on the first Saturday, and every 3 months we get together for lunch. This last Saturday was our final gathering for the year, and a new year has begun.
Someone suggested we have a "pot luck ATC making", and that is what we did here. Each person brought in a piece for the cards and we all had 30 minutes to construct one-using all the ingredients.
A wire with pearls, stamps, paper pieces, flourishes etc. were brought. Here are some of the creations we had.  Kimmay is our leader and organizer. She keeps us all up to date and hosts the events. What more fun could you ask for !

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Coupon Code

We have a special "coupon code" for you to use once this week. Just say "Special 40" when checking out, and we will take 40% off one item for you. This is good until Saturday, August 11 (2012), at 4pm.
Just wanted to see who was checking our FACEBOOK page and our blog (here). Follow us on both.
Hope to see you soon!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Sweetest Thing- MME

Our favorite collection at CHA was from My Minds Eye. There are 4 series in this collection called, The Sweetest Thing. We loved it so much we got all 4 and have everything you need to make lovely pages, cards or 3D paper crafts.

Penny Black Christmas

At CHA we decided on 2 boards of ideas, from 2 companies. First is is from Penny Black. These colors are unique and different and that is why we liked them so much. We did buy extra stamps, because we were sure they would be "needed" by our stampers. I wish my photography was better, so you could see the colors clearer. We can use the samples for classes or inspiration. A sneak peek for you.

Northwoods Stamps- Coming Soon!

We will be carrying Northwoods Stamps soon. Although they are not new, they will be to us.
Several ladies have asked for them for awhile now, and we finally are getting them. Christmas/ Winter stamps will be here in October. Yes a bit of a wait, but we wanted to give you a preview of the board, so you can get planning too. We will get this board to use for classes or samples, or just ideas for you to follow. I know you can't tell, but there is glitter used on these cards and it looks wonderful. (Longing for some cooler weather).