Saturday, April 30, 2011

How To Use It - Sizzix Big Shot

I received a question today about the correct sandwiching for the Big Shot and the various die cuts and embossing folders so I thought I'd give you a basic overview of the top three uses today!

Now I do things just a bit differently than Sizzix recommends because I prefer to layer my paper first and then my die on top of the paper. In order to do that, my sandwiching is slightly different than Sizzix's(following my directions or the directions that come with the Big Shot will both work.)

1) Sizzix and/or Tim Holtz dies (Thick dies) - Working from the bottom, up: Clear plastic plate, cardstock, die, clear plastic plate. Run through the Big Shot.

2) Nestibilities and/or QuicKutz - Working from the bottom, up: Thick white platform with Tab 1 and Tab 2 closed, clear plastic plate, cardstock, die, clear plastic plate. Run through the Big Shot.

3) Embossing Folder - Working from the bottom, up: Thick white platform with Tab 1 open, clear plastic plate, embossing folder with cardstock inserted, clear plastic plate. Run through the Big Shot.

Hopefully that answers some basic questions for you! Of course you'll always welcome to stop by the store with more questions or for more details. And we happen to have the Big Shot in stock...why not stop by this weekend, grab a Big Shot, and start practicing!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

You Are My Sunshine

Am I the only one who sings this song to their kids? Truth be told I used to sing it to my husband but then...those precious kids came along and they inherited the song! Well we now have a darling new paper line in the store from Lily Bee Design and it's called Hello Sunshine. Eight darling paper designs, coordinating die cut journaling designs, and this adorable sheet of run-ons. Love it and can't wait to find some photos to scrapbook using this paper!! (Maybe I'll even include one of my hubby...)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Did you know that Wholly Scrap! holds bi-monthly crop nights? Scrappy Hour provides you with a wonderful opportunity to work on your products from 3:00 - 11:00 pm, twice a month!! Nothing like uniterrupted scrap time!! This week we're having not one but two crop events:

April 29 - Scrappy Hour - 3:00 - 11:00 pm - Fee:$5.00
April 30 - Bare Bones Crop - 10:00 am - 10:00 pm - Fee: $10:00

Each of these events comes complete to access to our huge crop room, all of the store supplies (including lots of new papers and embellishments!), drinks, and light snacks. You bring any other food, snacks, or projects that you like...we have a full kitchen (microwave only) available for our crop guests.

Please call the store to register for least five people must be signed up for crops so bring your friends!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Album Kits

If you missed Mary-Ann's album class last week, I have good news...We have a limited supply of these amazing albums (oh yes, I bought one!) available in the store. Stop in today!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

New Tim Holtz Dies

New dies are in the house but they're going quick! Stop by today to pick up one of these amazing new dies!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Webster's Pages - Yacht Club

Brand new paper from Webster's Pages has hit the shelves and you're going to adore this new line full of boats, lighthouses, and other beach-inspired images. Webster's Page create amazing designer paper that has beautiful colors, a heavy weight, and great texture. We also have a number of new WP ribbon, buttons, and floral push pins. My beach photos are crying out for this's stunning!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Shipping Question

I had a comment from a blog reader asking if we could ship paper to her in another state and since since other readers might have the same question, I thought I'd answer Lucero in a blog post...YES! We'd be more than happy to ship products to anyone in the US! We can take your order over the phone, including the cost of shipping via Priority Mail. Just contact the store with your order!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Technique Tag Class Reminder

This Saturday (April 23) is our next Technique Tag class where we'll explore all those fabulous Tim Holtz products and techniques!

Please call the store, no later than Friday morning, to register for this class! Cost is $27.00 and will be held from 10:00 am - Noon on April 23.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

This Just In!

The We R Memory Keepers Stitch Handles are in stock at the store! We also have all of the stitch rollers and mats! Stop by today to check out this fabulous new sewing tool!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Refer a Friend!

With our new Refer a Friend program, beginning May 1st, you'll be able to receive a 20% coupon! If you refer a new customer to our store, who signs up to our email list, they'll receive 20% off of their first purchase and you'll receive 20% off of your next purchase! Please stop by the store for more information and to pick up your referral card, starting on May 1st.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Scrappy Hour

Take a load off from 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm on Friday, April 15. For only $5.00 we'll provide some snacks and drinks, you bring whatever you'd like - projects, crafts, cardmaking, scrapbooking and anything else you'd like to work on! This a great opportunity to get together with friends, enjoy a Friday night out, and get those craft projects completed! Scrappy Hours are held twice a month. Please contact the store to register!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Paper Line from Tada Creative Studios

We're excited to have two new paper lines in the store; both from a new vendor, Tada Creative Studios. The first is this darling girly paper called Goody Two Shoes, which features designs that are all things lacey and frilly, along with fabulous die cut journaling cards and titles such as "can a girl ever have too many shoes?" (Of course not!) Come check out this sweet new line, you'll love it!! Heck, I even bought the paper and I'm in a house surrounded by men!! **Smile**

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Design Team Highlight - Nicole Wise

I owe you guys many more design team pages but I had to quickly share this amazing layout done by Nicole Wise. OK, we confess...sometimes we like to really give our team a challenge and we did that this month with Nicole! We gave her this great clock paper from Teresa Collins (we also carry paper that coordinate with this clock) and asked her to create something. And we were so excited with what she came up with! She's a music instructor during the day and she created a layout that showcased her "keeping time" with the band. How fun is that! Stop by the store to see this beauty in person!

Monday, April 11, 2011

How to Use It - Crop-A-Dile

Ever seen this tool and wonder what it does? Well if you ever add eyelets to projects or need to punch a hole through a heavy cardstock or chipboard, then you need to consider purchasing a Crop-a-dile! The Crop-a-dile is an all-in-one tool that punches holes and silently sets eyelets (this is an especially nice feature if your family is tired of hearing you bang on your craft table to set eyelets!). The Crop-a-dile features 1/8" and 3/16" hole punching capabilities and is able to quickly set eyelets of both sizes with ease. But one of my favorite features of this tool is its ability to punch through a variety of materials, such as tin, cardstock, leather, fabric, chipboard, and other thick materials. Standard hole punches can't hold a candle to this tool's punching abilities!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Class Reminder

Love Just Rite stamps, Nestibilities, and Copic markers? Then be sure to sign up for Donna-Marie's next class, scheduled for April 16 from 1:00-4:00 pm. During this class you'll get to play with all of these industry-leading products as well as receive excellent instruction from Donna-Marie on using our beloved Copic markers and how to get the most out of your Just Rite stamps and die cuts! Please contact the store to register for this class.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Easter Basket Project

How about a homemade Easter basket this year? This quick and easy project is created by covering chipboard coasters with designer paper and "sewing" the coasters together with ribbon.
This sweet paper from Reminisce is available in the store, along with this darling stamp set. Stop in this weekend and grab some paper, stamps, and ribbon to make your own baskets!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Life is Good

Life is good, especially when you're surrounded by this whimsical paper line from Echo Park. This fun spring-inspired line is full of bright colors, floral patterns, family-themed images, and lots of goodness! Stop by to see the collection today!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Oh Tim, How I Love Your Products

That Tim Holtz, he knows how to make a crafting girl happy! And we have a few of the new products in the store, which I'm certain will make you happy as well! The first product are two new paper packs, a sample of my personal favorite is shown here. This is a kraft resist paper that is beauitful! The designs are printed on kraft cardstock in black ink and an accent image is printed on top in a clear raised enamel that will resist inks, paints, and sprays. This paper stash includes eight different designs, with three of each design. I can't even wait to create with this new paper!

We also have the corked bottles, light bulbs (very cool), large metal adornments, pen nibs, pocket watch, and kraft glassine paper. That is in addition to all the other Tim goodies that are adoring the store walls! Stop in a check out Tim's new amazing products this week!

You can view the entire Winter CHA 2011 release on Tim's blog here.