Tuesday, June 10, 2014

New Papers Arriving Soon

These 2 new collections from Kaiser are called "Dream Big" and "Heirloom" and are already in the store. 




These 2 collections (also from Kaiser) are called "Be-YOU-Tiful" and "Pitter Patter" but will not arrive until July. (Awwwwww.... I hate waiting!)



All of these card samples will be in the store so be sure to visit to get a close up look at them.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Pack Your Brown Paper Bags

Here are some recent samples that have been added to the store. 


This first sample is a trend that is making the rounds right now. Brown paper bags, lace and chalkboard. Not necessarily all on one card but I loved it so much that I went ahead and combined them anyways. 

Here is another set of samples that are sure to give you some inspiration for the 4th of July. (It will be here before you know it.) There is a whole collection of postage "stuff" as well as really cute red, white and blue papers so be sure to visit the store to take a look. OH Yeah.... I added brown paper bag colored paper to these too. I just love the vintage look it adds to these cards. 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

New Class Schedule Posted

Sorry that the schedule was a little late but I have been having major back problems and was unable to sit at my computer desk for very long. The good news is that I am feeling better and the new classes have been posted. (Some of the pictures are still to be taken and posted but they will be there soon.)

To view the classes just click on the tab at the top that says "class schedule" and you'll be taken to that page.




Here are few samples to inspire you.





Thursday, April 24, 2014

Just a reminder on "How to Become a Follower."....

If you have been to the store recently and given the news about our new blog (and you must have because why else would you be here?) Anyways..... If you want to continue to get the class schedule you must become a follower of the blog by one of 3 ways. (Or you need to check back every 3 months or so.) The way you become a follower is simple. Take a look at the right hand side of the page and you'll see a "sidebar" and at the top is 2 options to become a follower. (The third option is listed below.)

1. Become a follower with Google Friend Connect. This is very easy to do if you already have a Google account. Just sign in and follow the prompts.
2. Sign up by email and you'll be notified every time there is a new blog post.
3. Option 3 is if you happen to have a blog through Blogger. You can put this blog on your list of blogs that you follow in your preferences and whenever you go to post to your own blog it will show that there is a new blog post for this one.

In case you're curious as to why the newsletter will not be sent through the regular snail mail anymore is because it is costly for us to pay for all of that postage and it is hard to keep the list of mail recipients up to date.

More New Papers

I know that I posted on Facebook that we had already received these new papers at the store but I had a brain fart and forgot to post it here on the blog. Be sure and stop in to see the other new things we have gotten in. 



Thursday, April 10, 2014

Technique Tuesday

Yeah I know that many of you are thinking that I forgot about posting the Tuesday Technique on the right day but not really. You see many of you have seen the samples at the store and so many wanted to know if it was going to be a class that... well you have gotten your wish. It will not be posted as the Tuesday Technique because it will be a class in the next batch to be posted soon. It will be called "Faux Chalkboard" and here are some photos so you can take a peek if you haven't been in the store to see the samples. Both are stamping techniques that are done on black paper. If you want to know more about it then you'll have to take the class. (Sorry!)





OH..... and another little note. If anyone of you was on the waiting list to take the "Spring Has Sprung" card class then you're in luck.....another day has been added. It will be next Thursday April, 17th at 6pm. There are only 6 spots for the class and there was already people on the waiting list so you better call right away if you want to get in. 




Sunday, March 30, 2014

More Die Cut Cards

Sorry that I had these done a while ago and just forgot to post them. My husband is currently hosting a boys only game day in the living room which has our only TV so I had to find something else to do. 

These 2 little houses are both made from the 2 house sets from Impression Obssesion. You can build a house from either set or combine the 2 sets pieces and parts for even more options.  This house is colored with something called Pan Pastels on white card stock. Even though the "house" is pretty realistic you shouldn't be afraid to use something unconventional like yellow polka dots or blue flowers for the sky. 


This house was cut all out of white card stock and left uncolored unlike the top house. The tree was also cut from white and then colored with Copic markers. (Yes the corner die cut and the gingerbread on the roof are both pieces from the sets.) 




For this card I pop dotted a frame first and then built my scene on that. The tree is again cut from white card stock and colored with Copic markers. I then added some small flowers from a paper punch I have and cupped them on a foam mat with a felt tip marker in the center. (Color and shape all in one step.)  The tulips are also cupped on a foam mat with an embossing stylus and then glued to the long blades of grass.