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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tim Holtz Ltd Spring Distress Inks PRE-BUY

Hi Everyone! 

WAHOO! Tim Holtz announced his SPRING LIMITED EDITION DISTRESS INK COLLECTION today! And I must say....BEST EVER! They are BRIGHT! WAHOOOO! Can not wait to get my hands on Peacock Feathers!!! Teal!! (I'm thinking it is going to go fabulous with Heidi Swapp's Sugar Chic and Amy Tangerine's Sketchbook lines!)

I have 22 sets secured and shipping NOW!  I'm holding a PRE-SALE right now, so if you want to make sure you get your hands on this gorgeous set of inks, call the shop during regular hours or pop in, and pre-pay for your set.  $21+tax.  Once they come in, I will be hosting a FREE Make n' Take the first day they are in my shop!
Watch the video below to see the fabulous colors in action: and call the shop to hold your set!


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Heidi Swapp Memory File Tutorial

Heidi Swapp Memory File Tutorial
May 1, 6-8pm
Instructor Dawn
Hi All!
I am so excited to announce this class! First off let me start by saying this class is a TUTORIAL on HOW to make Heidi Swapp Memory Files into "albums"; the project is FULLY customizable and NOT complete.  Now I'm sure your wondering WHAT I mean by not complete; to sum it up in a nut shell, you will NOT be decorating your file with embellishments and layouts until you go home. Your "file album" will be assembled together, you will just  need to add pictures and embellishments later.
  In this tutorial you will learn how to decorate the outside of a file with Tim Holtz Distress Stains and Dylusions Stamps (this is WHERE you will customize to your own tastes, I will have a selection of stains and stamp sets out).  You will also learn how to bind a mini album, attach files together, and make a flippable mini. 
The pictures are of a completed file that will hold over 40, 4x6" photos! You will be able to take your album home to complete the process of adding pictures and embellishments.
Your Tutorial will include a Kit to make the  "file album":
1 Memory File- (random, first come first choose)
1 Manilla File
1 Clip
5 Sheets of Pattern Paper (mix of Amy Tangerine and Heidi Swapp)
1 12x12 Card Stock
1 8.5x11 Card Stock
1 Heidi Swapp "Foto Flipbook" (choose either the Sunglasses one in the last picture, or one with camera)
2 page protectors

Supply list: Standard Craft Kit with paper trimmer
*Additional Heidi Swapp  items you may wish to purchase: Day Glow Neon Tapes,Sugar Chic Banner Delights, Color Instaframes,Sugar Chic Stix; Amy Tangerine Bits


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Up Coming Classes

Hi Everyone! I just wanted to post some Mays upcoming classes. These are not all of them, as I'm in the process of designing a Heidi Swapp Memory File Class; and I'm hoping to have a Alcohol Ink Card Class up too. So check back soon for more postings.

Kid's Classes: Instructor Dawn
2 Dates
Mommy & Me: Saturday April 21, 11-12pm $20 firsts child, $17 Sibling
Kid's Drop off Class Ages 9+; Tuesday April 24, 4-5pm
You will be able to choose either a "girl" theme kit or "boy" theme kit for this cute class.  Each child will also get to choose their own package of Thickers to finish off a title on the layouts.  The kits are made from Simple Stories amazing lines "Fabulous" and "Awesome" and your children will be able to let their creativity shine by customizing the layouts with which ever elements they want from their tag sheet.
Supply List: Standard Tool Kit (trimmer, scissors, all adhesives)

Thickers Alteration:201
May 8 7-8:30pm
$32: Includes 2 packages of Thickers
Limited to 8 people
Instructor Nancy
To take class you will need to have taken Thickers 101; if you did not, it will be run at 6pm before this class for an additional $20 which will include a single layout and package of thickers.  In this class you will progress to the next step in Thickers Alteration! No more having to worry about finding that perfect color to match your layout, Nancy will teach you how to customize a regular pack of Thickers! 
Supply List: Standard Tool Kit, Glossy Accents, Stormy Sky Distress Ink (optional)

Note to Self Double Layout
May 14, 6:30-8:30 $30
Instructor Nancy
All I can say is this layout will WOW you! It is just stunning! Loads of layers and techniques and you'll go home with spare pieces of paper to make another project.   

Posy Perfect "Wall Sugar" Altered Wall Art
May 3 6:30-8:30
Instructor Nancy
In this beautiful class you will be decorating 3 gorgeous Wall Sugar Posies.  You can use them a plant picks, wall hanging, put them in a's you choice! You learn some fabulous crafty techniques in this class and go home supplies left over from your project.  
Supply List: Standard Tool Kit, sanding block or paper, Ink Blending Tool; Spun Sugar Distress Ink (optional)


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Heidi Swapp Memory Files: Be still my heart!

Hi All!
Again I find myself apologizing for my lack of web posts: I sure hope you've taken the time to follow me on my Facebook Store page; which I update daily, and frequently.
For those of you not following me on Facebook: this is a Heidi Swapp Memory File! If you have not heard of these yet, hold onto your socks cause they are simply AMAZING!  First off I will start by saying they are NOT supposed to replace scrapbooking, they are simply another medium for us to play with and express our creativity in a new way!  Plus you can use all the elements in your everyday scrappping.  I'll post two more posts this week with regular layouts I've made with these awesome new lines!
My Memory File sample is made with the AWESOME Color Magic Files.  They start off solid White: you ink them up any way you want; I used the FABULOUS new Dylusions Spray which BEYOND float my boat....the color magic is  a resist paper, everywhere the pattern part is glossy will resist the inks! Presto, you have a custom color project!  I also used Heidi's gorgeous new paper line Sugar Chic, and her amazing new Openable Embellishments, Stix, Neon Pens which are positively my FAVORITE (they write ON pictures!!!), her Banners and much much more!  
Please make sure you check out my FACEBOOK page and look through the photos, I explain them in more detail. And please check out Heidi's Blog for clearly the BEST explanations and pictures!  I DO ABSOLUTELY LOVE the entire collection which is WHY I CARRY the ENTIRE Collection!  Actually I sold out of most things by Day 1 of me stocking them! I had to re-ordered them that night. I have NEVER done that before! Good news for YOU...I restocked Friday! And still have MORE on the way!  Pop in to see the samples and ask any questions.  I'll be doing a class with a file VERY soon, so keep your eyes peeled!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by; your comments are always appreciated.


Thursday, April 5, 2012


Hi All! This is for all the local folks...SNOW DAY! The shop is going to be CLOSED! Since I am sure none of you can see across the street,  I'm calling it a SNOW DAY and not opening.  BUT the CROP IS TONIGHT and I NEED to hear from those who are registered if they would like me to still hold the crop  or cancel it to next Friday?
Please either leave a message on the shop phone (I can check it from home) or EMAIL me at
or leave a message on FACEBOOK
I have all the food, and we can have it if you would like! I just need to know!
Thank you

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April's Design Team

Nancy's Layout

Kari's Layout

Kari's Card (don't you just love the fold!!!)

Shannon's Layout 

Shannon's Card
Hi All
Well as usual, I am blown away with the Design Team's creations.  This month they we told to choose papers from the gorgeous Echo Park Line, This & That.  There is a Girl Collection and a Boy Collection to this line; and to be fair, they all had to choose from the girl line! But I find both the lines are very interchangeable.  Kari's layout is of her son!  I also asked the DT to make some card this month too, and I must say they did a bang up job!
Pop by the shop and grab some gorgeous Echo Park and see DT creations in real life...always better then my pictures!