Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Technique Tuesday

Welcome back to Technique Tuesday! This week I'm presenting a video on the Faux Leather technique, which was used on the background of the card above. (Forgive the break at the end of my video, the batteries died but it was just seconds from the end!) Also shown on today's card is this darling kitty cat paper from We R Memory Keepers. This is a great line that comes with these sweet cards and a number of coordinated papers...come on in and check them out!

Friday, January 27, 2012

NEW CLUB!! Kit of the Month for MOMS!

We're excited to announce that we've added a new club to our class line up and this one is perfect for our stay-at-home Moms out there! Each month join our instructor Lorrie for a one hour class where she'll taught about some of the newest products in the store and then demonstrate how to use them to create your own scrapbook pages! Club members will receive a monthly kit of supplies and an opportunity to purchase items on sale during the special one-hour sale for club members only! Here's the best part...Bring your children with you, free babysitting will be provided for club members! We'll also be opening early just for this club!

Our first meeting will be held on Thursday, February 2 from 9:30-10:30 am. Please contact the store for more details and to register! Cost for six months is only $18.00!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Valentine's Day Card Class

Join instructor Mary-Ann Maldanado for her Valentine's Card Class! This class will consist of approximately 10 mini Valentine cards, tags, and a few coordinating envelopes. You'll be using Basic Grey's Kissing Booth paper line, paired with Maya Road embellishments and Canvas Corp. tags. Supplies needed: foam tape, adhesive, trimmer, scissors, ruler, glue dots, rub on tool (popsicle stick). And if you have a Corp-a-dile, bring that along too!

Date: Sunday, January 29
Time: 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Cost: $27

Contact the store to register for this class!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Spellbinders Club

Have you joined our Spellbinders Club yet? If not, why not join us this Saturday (1/28/12) for class? The cost of each class is only $9.00, lasts only an hour, and includes one or more projects! Club members are eligible for discounts on Spellbinders dies and other great products! Club class in held on the last Saturday of each month from 1:00-2:00 pm. Contact the store for more details!

Project shown is from last month's club meeting...

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Oh la la...Martha plus glass microbeads makes for fabulous crafting! These elegant and tiny glass beads add luster and texture to cards; chipboard shapes; and scrapbook pages. Use them with stamps and a glue pad or with glitter glue. We have a lovely array of colors available in the store now...come on in and check 'em out!

Friday, January 20, 2012

New Classes & New Instructors

We're excited to be bringing local artist Carol Whalen to the store! Carol is a watercolor artist with a studio in Hampton Falls, NH where she teaches classes for children and adults. Carol's class goals are to encourage her students to explore their creative side and we think that her watercolor card class is the perfect way to tap into your inner artist!

Stop by the store to see Carol's work and sign up for her class, which is being held on Friday, February 10 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Cost for this class is only $21.00!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tim is in the House

New Tim Holtz dies have hit the shelves along with a new set of embossing folders! Stop by this week and check out the new dies and all of our Tim products! (I also have my Tim tag cards on display at the store! This will be used for our upcoming Technique class, being held at the end of March! See our newsletter for all of the details!)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Technique Tuesday

Welcome to another Technique Tuesday! My apologizes for not having my own video up this week...I was 30 seconds from being finished with my video when the batteries gave out on my camera and, of course, I didn't have any more batteries in the house! Ugh! However, I plan to be back with a video next week and I do have a great technique to share with you today!

Today's technique is creating a faux herringbone design on card backgrounds. For my card I used our new We R Memories Keepers paper called Tres Elegant. This paper has a number of great patterns that all coordinate perfectly. The image on my card is from a new Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set, Together Silhouettes. (We can order any Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set for you!)

For a step-by-step tutorial and video, please visit this link on Splitcoaststampers.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Technique Tuesday

This week we have a little bit of a teaser for you! Today's video is of a book that Donna-Marie will be teaching at an upcoming class (check our latest newsletter for details). You will be amazed at the detail and design of this book...it's is fabulous!! Enjoy! (And be sure to register for this class asap!!)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Technique Tuesday

Happy New Year!! We're excited to be back at work in the store and hope that you have a prosperous 2012! And now we're on to a new technique video! This week Donna-Marie shares how she created a darling tag using Paper Smooches stamps (available in the store). She also includes a few Copic Marker tricks! Enjoy!