Studio is closed, due to fire.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween 1 Day Sale

Happy Halloween! 
We have a one day sale for you, today, October 31st. All Halloween items are 50% off 
and all Spellbinders 25% off. The first 20 people will get a free M&T (not the one shown).
I had to use a card from last year, because I didn't get photo from this year taken.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Christmas Joy Mini Album

What are the things you like about Christmas? In this little mini you can list them. Jenny McGarvey is helping us get our favorite things into a mini to share on Thursday, Nov. 1st. at 1:00pm. Cost is $28.00
You can either bring some photos from past Christmases or make the pages for this year.

 Call to register 812 490 4790

Other classes left in October are:
Tuesday, October 23rd. is the Sunburst Mini Album with
 Mary Bass (created by Laura Denison). $18.00 and begins at 6:00pm.

Don't forget our QuicKutz demo on Wed. October 24th., with a $200. giveaway by Alan from QuicKutz.
He will be here from 12:30 to 3:00pm.

Crop for Compassion is Saturday, October 27th.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Northwoods Stamps Have Arrived

The big box came yesterday and we got them all in and on display today. These are so detailed, and remind you of every Christmas the way you dream it to be.  So much snow to brighten them. Maybe the snow reminds me of past Christmases, because I came here from the north where there really is snow in the winter. 
There is a display board to see samples of each of the stamps we received. The family run company is from Stillwater MN ( a lovely town), where snow is abundant. Pat colors them and they print off the copies. She used to color each card for each board, but it became too much as they grew.
We will be doing some M&Ts with these stamps over November and December, so you will have loads of ideas for your cards. Come by and get yours before they disappear.

Advent Calendar Class

Kimmay taught this heartwarming Advent Calendar last Saturday, and all of the participants were very pleased with how they turned out. They used Simple Stories- Handmade Holidays for these. We carry the entire line of that one.
In her next class she has chosen Winter Wonderland from My Minds Eye. That one is set for Friday, Nov. 9th. at 6:00pm. Cost is $40.00 Call to register by October 26th., so we can order enough of the calendars. 490 4790

Little Yellow Bicycle, Christmas

It's beginning to look allot like our studio. We have new Little Yellow Bike Christmas in. Paper, tags, embellishments and cut outs are all you need to make some wonderful pages or cards.
Kimmay is going to do another Ornament class this year and using this series. Stay tuned for that one.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Basic Cards with Mary

Mary is doing some cute Halloween cards for her class Wed. Oct. 17th. at 5:30pm
This is one sample. Cost is $12.00 Call to register. 812 490 4790

M&T Oct.16-26th

These are the M&Ts for the next 2 weeks. I might pull the tree one to do as a demo, as I had shown several ladies the Church Stained Glass card, and would like to do that one. So at least the other 3 will be part of the M&Ts starting tomorrow. October 16th.
 As always bring your adhesive, scissors, pop dots and glue dots. Any basic supply you would normally use to make cards will be good. All 4 of the cards will be in a kit. The 4 M&Ts are $10.00 and you may do them all at once, or 2 one week and finish the other 2 the next.
 The dress form is a Just Rite Stamp, and I got the idea from the gallery. So I would like to give Kathy Jones credit for "lifting" her idea.
The tree stamp and fence die are from Impression Obsession. The window, cat & banner die cuts are from Poppystamps. The papers are from My Minds Eye (The Sweetest Thing), if you didn't guess. Also some Simple Stories Fresh Breeze, and Tim Holtz Distress Coredination was used. The lovely pink is from Marks Finest Papers, and that die is a My Favorite Things.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Designer Corner- Melody Poff

Melody has an eye for detail, and designs some of the prettiest pages I have ever seen.
These 2 page layouts are made with My Minds Eye, The Sweetest Thing paper. She also uses die cuts from Spellbinders, Memory Box, Poppystamps and some Martha Stewart punches. All the pretty things that lead to another beautiful layout.

Friday, October 12, 2012

New Poppystamps Die Cuts

I just had to make a card using one of the new Poppystamp die, the stained glass window. There are a few different designs, but my favorite was this one. I used vellum and temporarily taped down the die cut image, so I could follow the lines. I colored it from the back (very important), with COPICs. I'm sure there are several other coloring tools that would work too, but my COPICs are always handy.
Then I added permanent adhesive to put down the first die cut shape of a copper card stock. I was originally going to leave it like that, but after die cutting black to go behind it (thanks Lee), I placed the black image just off center of the copper a bit. This effect made it look like a shadow and really popped the stained glass look.

Here are some other die cuts we received. Some are already gone, but we are ordering again. Let us know what you would like.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Watercoloring Basics-Repeat

Linda Brown had a great class a couple weeks ago and many have asked for a repeat. It will be this Tuesday, Oct. 9th. at 6:00pm Cost is $18.00 and you will be making 3 cards, from 4 images that you practice on.
This is for beginners and you will be learning to make a background area, then stamp the silhouette on.
Everyone enjoyed her class before, so you won't want to miss this. 490 4790 to register.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

M&T weeks of Oct. 2 - 12th.

We received our bicycle die cuts from Memory Box (for those who pre-ordered them), and I was able to use one on this card for our M&Ts. Getting into the Fall mode with crisper weather. Some of the papers used are from American Crafts, My Minds Eye, Simple Stories and Canvas Corp. The pumpkin image is from Our Daily Bread, and a matching die cut I used to cut out all the little curly vines. The leaf image is from Impression Obsession and there is also a matching die cut for it. 
Cost is $10. for all 4 cards and they are available this week and next (until kits run out). Bring your basic supplies to make them, adhesive, glue dots and pop dots, and scissors.

Simple Stories Christmas

We have some gorgeous Christmas paper in from Simple Stories. Kimmay will be using this series in her Christmas Countdown Calendar. (That class is filled now).
For anyone wanting to get a head start on their cards or pages, this is a really nice way to do that.