Saturday, June 30, 2012

June 30th, 2012

The store will be closed on Sunday July 1st and Monday July 2nd.

June 30th, 2012

Hi Everyone, here is a sample I made with the Memory Box Twiggy Tree and Leaf Canopy. Easy yet elegant Sympathy Card.

Friday, June 29, 2012

June 29th, 2012

Hi Everyone, just thought I would give you a preview of the wonderful
class we have scheduled for next Saturday the 7th of July.  Mary did an amazing job as usual
Flowers and Butterflies  July 7th - 10:00 to 1:00 

Join us for this class where we’ll make two pretty summer cards for any occasion. We will be focusing on some sweet Memory Box stamps (so hard to choose!) and some interesting ways to incorporate them as the main images in these projects.
The first card features a hot trend in the paper craft world: Butterflies! I am sure you have seen stylized and botanical butterflies abounding in rubber this season. These sweet versions from Memory Box are very versatile and are the perfect size for use on cards. We will create this sumptuous, textured card using a mix of traditional methods and interesting new materials, including LaBlanche Specialty Paper and Distress Markers. The second card features a clean design using two lovely Memory Box stamps. A pretty pop of colour is added using a diffused watercolour technique that you can use on many paper craft projects.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

June 28, 2012

HI Everyone, we now have the new Tim Holtz Summer Limited Edition stamp pads in, and also more of the Distress Marker Sets.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June 27th, 2012

Hi Everyone, I have more Memory Box dies in, to replace the ones that
were out of stock and also a few new ones.  I made this card with 3 of their dies and one of my new stamps.  I am working on a second card with the new Calypso die and will post it when I am done.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

June 21, 2012

Hi Everyone "Happy Summer!"
I just recieved some new Dies and stamp sets from
My Favorite Things and they are  great.  Here are a few samples.
Come in the store and take a look. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

 Hi Everyone, two amazing and colourful classes on Saturday June 23rd.

Fresh and Vibrant Summer Hues 10:00-1:00
Make two fresh and lovely summer designs using some interesting media and materials. You will get the opportunity to put your Tim Holtz Distress Markers to use water-colouring this pretty and delicate flower card. In contrast, you will play with the opaque and transparent qualities of Caran D’Ache Watersoluable wax pastel crayons to create the bold, vibrant design on the second card.

Summer Fun  2:00-5:00
Join us for this class where we’ll make two summery cards suitable for any occasion. We’ll explore two very different ways to add colour and texture to our projects.  Our first card sets a soft and elegant tone and features Distress Markers and you will learn how to achieve superior blending techniques with a wonderful floral image.  We’ll also use a fun twist on embossing folders for an elegant accent panel.  The second card gets bright and splashy and features the new Dylusions Ink Sprays.  We’ll use these beautiful inks in a variety of ways, adding texture with a Crafter’s Workshop Template.  This card showcases one of the wonderful sea life images from Ryn Designs and you’ll learn some tricks for adding finishing touches to the design with some ordinary items in your stamp drawer.

Please call the store to register  613-726-0030

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

HI Everyone, we have a wonderful class this weekend with Monica.
Saturday 2:00-5:00
"Learn some new tricks for using some of Tim Holtz's newest products, to make this address booklet, that can be used as a "back-up" to your computer/phone device, or as a gift. You'll learn how to make stamps out of Tim Holtz dies, use distress markers with shrink plastic, as well as using alcohol inks to colour metal charms.

Fun class for those who want to learn the wonders of Shrink Plastic!

Call the store to register 613-726-0030

Saturday, June 9, 2012

June 9th, 2012

Hi Everyone, first of all I would like to say a big thank you to Krista Schneider for 5 wonderful  days of classes.  Also many thanks to all who participated and now, drum roll please...the winner of the painting by Krista is Janis Pratt! Janis picked up her painting today and was thrilled with it.  Thanks again and Krista will be back in the fall around the end of October, so be sure to check our calendar.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June 5th, 2012

Hi Everyone, two wonderful new products in the store this week. One creates straight perfect layering on your cards and the other crops photos beautifully. 
Take a look at the videos to see how they work.
"Perfect Layers"
"Perfect Squares"