Wednesday, October 30, 2013

October 30th, 2013

Hi Everyone, well an wonderful 6 days with Krista just ended.  We had lots of  fun, laughter, and tears and of course some beautiful art work was created.  I just wanted to say thank you to Krista for all the ideas, classes and support she has given to Heather's Stamping Haven over the years.  My customers and myself count our selves so lucky to have had the chance to work with her.
On a personal level,  I am looking forward to continuing our friendship in the years to come.
Thank you Krista!

Friday, October 25, 2013

October 25th, 2013

Hi Everyone, you all know how much I love glitter....well we just got in these amazing pens and I love them! They come in sets of 3 or the single clear pen.  Absolutely gorgeous.  Come in a see how they work.  

 Wink Of Stella Brush Tip Glitter Marker

Wink of Stella Brush Glitter Marker. The Wink of Stella Brush is perfect for writing and adding controlled glitter to your projects. The Nylon brush tip produces thick and thin lines allowing artistic freedom. And the water-based pigment ink is Archival Q

Monday, October 14, 2013

Time to Retire

Hi Everyone,

Confucius said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” 
Was he ever right!  More than seventeen years ago I chose a job I loved and haven’t worked a day since.  These have been wonderful years, building my own business, contributing to the community, making friends, and sharing the joy of creative endeavours with my customers.   It has been rewarding in so many more ways than I could have ever imagined. 
However, I am reminded of that famous passage from scripture, “To everything there is a season, and time to every purpose under heaven.”  The time has come to shift my focus and look towards a new purpose.  And so, it is with mixed emotions that I am announcing my retirement.  While I will miss the tremendous satisfaction of running my own business, but I am really looking forward to this new stage of life where new opportunities are waiting.
I know you will have a lot of questions, so I will do my best to answer the big ones here. 
1.        What will happen to the store?  I will be looking for a buyer for the store, so spread the word!  Let’s find another entrepreneur with a creative streak to take advantage of this opportunity.  I would be more than willing to work part time  and  continue to teach classes if that's what the new owner would like. I have a lot of ideas on how the business can grow (just not the energy to implement them).
2.       When will you be closing?  My lease ends in February, so if there isn't a transfer of ownership, that’s when I will close.
3.       Can I get my favourite stamps and supplies?  Yes!  If there are any stamps, or other special orders that you want, please let me know and I will do my best to get them to you.
4.       What will happen to my loyalty card?  You will have until I transfer ownership or if there is no new owner, until I close to redeem your completed loyalty card. 
5.       What will I ever do without Heather’s Stamping Haven????   Have you ever thought about owning your own business and being your own boss?  See Question #1!
This is a bittersweet moment for me, as I will miss the day to day interaction that I have with customers that have become friends.  You have allowed me to share in your lives and I am so very grateful for that gift. 
I am looking forward to the future, to spending more time with my family, to volunteering my time, to finding some time to relax. 
"Thank you" doesn't seem adequate to express my heartfelt appreciation for all you have shared with me over the years, but on Thanksgiving, I am indeed "Giving Thanks".
With love and appreciation, 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Krista's Classes

Hi Everyone, as you saw by my posts Krista is back October24th to October 28th.  She has been coming to the store for many years and her expertise is colouring.  She pre stamps and cuts your cards so you can spend the day learning her colouring methods.  I will have the "live" samples in the store by the middle of next week.  Come in and take a look.  Believe me the scans of her cards do not do them justice.  Don't wait to long as the classes are filling up quickly.

Krista's Classes

Inktense Pencils- October 27th 6:30-8:30 OR October 28th 9:00-11:00

This two hour class will focus on Inktense Watercolour Pencils. They really are like no other watercolour pencil you have ever used. They create a luscious, intense layer of colour, without the streakiness that can sometimes occur with a watercolour pencil. This course features a full lesson, exercises and two lovely projects.
As always, full instructions and colour guides will be provide, along with your pre-stamped, cut and assembled cards, paintbrush and water tray.
0400 Poppy Red, 0500 Chili Red, 2200 Ink Black, 1700 Mustard, 1560 Fern, 0720 Thistle, 0750 Dark Purple, 1930 Dark Chocolate, 0220 Sicilian Yellow, 0210 Cadmium Yellow, 1920 Madder Brown, 0900 Iris Blue, 2100 Charcoal Grey, 1200 Sea Blue, 1600 Leaf Green, 1310 Iron Green, 2020 Indian Ink

Krista's Classes

Distress Markers - October 24th 6:30pm- 8:30pm OR October 28th 12:00pm-2:00pm
This two hour class will show you the ins and outs of Tim Holtz Distress Markers. Don’t miss this great opportunity to incorporate something new into your colouring skill set and create two beautiful projects.
As always, full instructions and colour guides will be provide, along with your pre-stamped, cut and assembled cards, paintbrush and water tray.

Wild Honey, Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Gathered Twigs, Squeezed Lemonade, Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Seedless Preserves, Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain, Old Paper, Scattered Straws, Frayed Burlap, Crushed Olive, Forest Moss, Evergreen Bough, Iced Spruce, Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire

Krista's Classes

Time: October 25th 6:30pm - 8:30pm 
OR     October 28th 3:00pm - 5:00pm
In this two hour  course, you will create your very own, one-of-a-kind piece of multimedia art from start to finish!
We will be combining Copic markers, re-inkers and Multiliners along with Tombow watercolour tech-niques and even some Inktense!
If you really want to nourish your creative spirit, this class is for you!
You can do the Birch Tree with OR without Splatters
MULTIMEDIA (these Copics are required- I will have mine in class, but we use them so much that it is preferred that everyone have their own)

COPIC - R27, RV99, Y11, Y19, Y26, W5, W9, YR07, YR23, YR30

TOMBOW (I will have lots of these, but students are welcome to bring their own if they want)- 026, 373, 451, 515, 679, 847, N57


Krista's Watercolour Extravaganza
October 25th OR October 27thTime: 9:00am - 5:00pm eastern
This full day course will take you through the watercolour with markers process from a to z! We’ll do a bit of review and focus on technique along with some quick and easy beginner projects in the first segment and in the afternoon we’ll take the leap into some more advanced, detailed ideas. Along with plenty of watercolour inspiration, you’ll also get full instructions, colour guides, paint brushes, water tray and some excellent colour, mounting and background ideas! You will be making 11 projects in all. 

Krista's Classes

Krista's Copic October 24th OR October 26th
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm eastern
Whether you are a seasoned Copic marker aficionado or new to these gems, this full day course is for you.
We begin in the morning with a very comprehensive overview of Copic markers, combined with extensive exercises to really become familiar with this technique. The morning portion also includes the creation of one project.
The afternoon becomes more project-oriented, featuring six different and challenging creations.
We will use and enhance all the skills and techniques learned in the morning segment.
As always, full instructions and colour guides will be provide, along with your pre-stamped, cut and assembled cards.You’ll learn just how easy these markers are to use, and you’ll also learn how to blend some unconventional colour combinations. As always, you’ll receive full instructions and colour guides.

Copic Blender- B0000, BG0000, E81, R27, W2, Y0000, Y26, YG91, YG95, YR30,
*Also needed in Copic class: DISTRESS MARKERS- Pumice Stone, Festive Berries, Gathered Twigs, Shabby Shutters, Frayed Burlap