The VanRoboys' birds have heard that today will be filled with rain. We have also heard that they have decided to not close King Street for the Downtown Sidewalk Sales due to rain and high winds (I imagine sale are still taking place inside).
Since we know many of our customers are made of sugar, and going out in the rain is not good for your well being, we have decided to extend our sidewalk days into next week as well. We will have a sales table today but to be fair to all the sweeties out there, the sale will continue from Thursday-Saturday (Please note that the store will be closed Wednesday July 1st for Canada Day!).
Hey I am always one to look on the bright side. A full weekend of rain could mean some serious, guilt free paper crafting! Enjoy.
So Downtown Chatham is holding their Annual Sidewalk Sales THIS Saturday, June 27. You only have ONE DAY to to save so do not miss out. I am not doing a store wide sale but what I can tell you is that we are going to have LOTS and LOTS of great items on sale. These items are looking for good homes. I bet you could work wonders with them! Items include:
Copic Sketch Markers - 50% off all remaining!
Select Card stock - 50% off
Select designer 12x12 Papers - 50% off
Select Embossing Folders - 50% off
Etc., Etc., Etc.....
PS...it is not too late to stop in for great teacher gifts! How about a Paper Pickle or Homebaked Kitchen gift card? Fresh baked gourmet desserts? Beautiful foiled note books from Heidi Swapp? Mason jars with Show Toppers filled with candies? We've got you covered.
Who says things like washi tape or wood embellishments and meant for cards and page layouts only? Your next gift wrapping project can be creative and fun!
This was a graduation gift for my nephew who just graduated from college. I found the funniest book called "F" this Test that had real test question and student's real, funny responses. Our inscription read "Now you can finally say.... once and for all. Happy Graduation Day". He thought it was hilarious...or maybe he was just laughing to humour me. Either way, I was smiling.
The moral of the story is....use your paper crafting supplies in non traditional ways. This washi tape, twine and wooden stars added so much to a very simple and basic wrap. And don't be afraid to use it this way! Honestly you get like a million meters of washi on one roll. Go on. Share the love of your hobby.
Today, as I waited for a repair man, I decided to put my down time to good use. I thought the store needed a little cheer so I cut some beautiful coreopsis from my garden, grabbed a spare mason jar and headed to the craft room to make a little tag. This is a great little gift that does not have to cost a fortune and you can pull together in 20 minutes tops!
I started by cutting a square from the gorgeous Webster's Pages 12x12 sheet called What a Day. This sheet is filled with possibilities. What I think is smart, is to chop up the sheet and have these 2x2 squares ready for when you need it. Perfect for tags, cards or embellishments on pages. The colours are incredible! Here's a closer look....
The next step was to crack open a pack of Simple Stories Bits and Pieces from the "I AM" collection. You guys all know what I think of this line! Seriously there are tons and tons of fun in this pack. The colours are so vibrant and what you cannot see here is all the fabulous gold foil......lovvvvveee it.
Finally a little signature twine, some gorgeous burlap/lace combo from our local fabric store (RB Fabrics) and a MFT paper flower that I already had cut from another day (yay me!) and a little distress ink. That's it. Done.
Ok. We are back with THE cutest, "funnest" class ever. Have a look at the above photo. Are those birds not adorable? Debbie will show you how to create two original looking cards using the same stamp. You will be working with distress inks and stencils, watercolor pencils, stamps, enamel dots etc.
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Cost: $17+hst (includes a Homebaked cupcake...yum!)
Required Supplies: scissors, adhesive
Suggested Supplies: watercolor pencils
Kits - New!
Anyone interested in a kit and you are attending the class, please let us know and we would be happy to reserve a kit for you to prepare at home. The cost is $5.00 and you will get everything for the two cards above.
If you are interested in a kit but are not attending the class, we would be happy to set aside a kit for you. The cost is $10.
How to Register:
Please call the store to register (519.351.5220). You can leave a message after hours and we will fill the spots in order of messages received. Alternatively, you can stop into the store in person. The cards are in store now. Have a look at how vibrant and beautiful they are in person.
If we have enough interest, we would like to run an evening class this summer. Please let us know if you would like to us to make this happen!
In case you are wondering, this is the Bird Crazy stamp set from Tim Holtz that is ALL over the internet right now. In fact it is SO hot that it is near impossible to get your hands on these days. I do have some on back order and they should be in shortly. Please let me know if you are interested in a set.