Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Still Room in Classes


There are still spots available for the following classes:

Cards by Debbie - TONIGHT at 6PM (October 21)

Canvas Class - Saturday October 31 @ 10:30AM. Please note that if you are interested in this class but are unable to attend, we are selling kits for $35. Just give me a shout at the store if you would like one.

Cards by Pauline - ONE spot left on Wednesday November 4th @ 6PM

NEW Product

There are MORE new items in store. All of the items I listed in the last post have arrived.
  • Basic Grey's Nook & Pantry is here!
  • Unity Stamps are here!
  • EK border punches are here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October/November Classes

Hello Ladies!

Without further ado, here are the classes for the month. But I should say that if you are looking to pick up some new techniques, then anyone of these classes are for you! Each class is jam packed with tips and tricks on how to use some new product or just how to use some of the old classics in different ways to get the most out of them.

How to Sign up?

  1. Call the store as soon as you can! NOT email
  2. Reserve your spot by paying over the phone with a credit card or stop in within 48 hours of calling and pay in person.

  3. Notes...any spots not paid for within 48 hours will be released and offered to the first person on the waiting list. You are responsible for finding a replacement should you not be able to attend after paying.

Be Who you Want to Bee - by Kim





Recognize these two cuties? Attention scrapbookers (or anyone) looking for a super cute gift this Christmas! This canvas wall hanging is full of life and colour! The moment I took these photos I knew they had to be featured in a project and they had to be in colour not my usual sepia tones. Sometimes you just need a little colour to make you smile...

This project has three 6x6 canvases that connect using metal brackets. You will work with beautiful decorative papers, wire, glitter, glossy accents, peel offs, chipboard, Heidi Swapp's invisibles and so much more. Great for paper crafters of all levels!

Date: Saturday October 31st
Time: 10:30AM
Cost: $40
Required Supplies: 2-4x6 photos, scissors, adhesive, pencil
Suggested Supplies: Personal trimmer,


Cards by Linda
Christmas is here!! The first card features Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses paper line along with some paper you make your self using Adirondack inks. Other techniques include working with Tombow markers, Nestabilities, twine, bling, distressing and more. The second card also incorporates a spritzing technique while working with Cut & Dry Foam, Tombows, pearl ex powders and more. You will also work with liquid pearls, Versamark Shimmers pads, embossing powders, etc. Elegant cards sure to knock the socks off your family and friends!

Dates: Wednesday, October 28th OR Thursday November 5th
Time: 6:00PM
Cost: $15
Required Supplies: scissors, adhesive


Cards by Pauline

Hey, I didn't know you could do that with that product! This is what you will all be saying after Pauline's class.

The thank you card teaches you how to work with nestabilties in a whole different way. This card features a gorgeous Penny Black stamp coloured with Mementos and accented with Peel Offs, krylon pens and gorgeous cardstock. The second card also shows you how to use Sakura's Gellyroll pens in a way you are not use to. Techniques include watercolouring, shading with inks, working with Glitter sprays, nestabilities and ribbon.

Dates: Tuesday, October 20th OR Wednesday, November 4th
Time: 6:00PM
Cost: $15
Required Supplies: scissors, adhesive

Cards by Debbie

You asked for it, you got it! Some seasonal cards that are full of technique. Debbie's autumn card uses my favourite Indian Summer paper, peel off's, nestabilities, bling, ribbon, eyelets, acetate....and the list could go on and on.

The Crystalized wreath card also boasts of using many techniques and products. You will work with MANY Distress embossing powders, ribbon, bling, the stamp positioner and pop dots.

Dates: Wednesday, October 21st OR Tuesday, October 27th
Time: 6:00PM
Cost: $15
Required Supplies: scissor, adhesive
Suggested Supplies: piercing tool, self healing mat, Glaze pens (for autumn card)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Life is Good

It has been a while so I though I should touch base. So much has happened over the last couple of weeks! The BEST and most exciting news is that Kell IS BACK! I know, I know. Not for long (her due date is November 14th) but I will take what I can get! As you know, she was running The Pickle Station with our brother, Jeff. She returned last week and I was SO happy to have her back. She looks amazing. You will have to come in and check out the glow....

Time to Feather Her Nest - Peacock Theme Shower

On September 27th, we had Kell's baby shower at the store. I worked with our sister-in-law, Taera and Kell's best friend, Petra to host a very chic baby shower. Here is a picture of the hostesses and the mommy-to-be. Goodies and sweet treats replaced our ribbon jars, at least for one fine day. Notice the chocolate fountain? White chocolate from Eve Chocolatier was divine.....mmmmmmmmmmm...............................
As I mentioned, the party was at the store....yes, "the pickle". Who knew it could transform into the hottest party spot in town. The paper lanterns in the squash, robin's egg and latte were even cooler than I could have ever imagined. A bunch of the lanterns are still up...honestly, what a cool way to decorate your next event. I tried to buy local or at least Canadian but I could not find these lanterns anywhere. I was forced to order from a company in California.
The invites were imprintables from Urban Bark. They were so quick and easy...all you do is set up your information and run it through your ink jet or laser printer. The hardest part was deciding on which font to choose! I am such a font freak. You can see a picture of it in the window (here)or stop by the store to see it in person. I did embellish them with three little clear pearls from Hero Arts just to jazz it up a bit.

I made little booties for everyone that attended with our decorative papers and filled them with gourmet jelly beans. They were a huge hit! I first found this template when I attended a retailers event and just KNEW I had to use this for Kell's shower.

Keith Urban - The Concert of ALL Concerts
So on October 1st, I attended my very first Keith Urban concert with my partner in crime, Kell (I swear it was all her idea!). We has 5th row tickets but managed to move up to front row. Remember that pickle onesie that Kell posted a picture of to announce her new arrival? Well, we decided to pin it to a bright pink piece of bristol board with the words "Your youngest Fan. Rockin' in Mama's tummy for 8 months. Can Lil' Pickle have your autograph?" And yup, that's right....we got KEITH'S autograph as well at 3 of the 5 band mates. I don't think Lil' Pickle will EVER touch that onesie now!
I know a few of you were there and have some of your own amazing stories (Sheri *wink*). All I have to say, is that if you ever get the opportunity to see him.....YOU HAVE TO (even if you aren't a country fan). Worth every penny. I think all of this was a part of Kell's ultimate plan...convert me to a country fan so we can listen to CFCO at the store!
Lots of New Product....Yes, it is STILL Arriving!
For those of you who have not been in the store for a while, you may not recognize it. The paper nook is now sporting the latest and greatest that our companies have to offer. Looking for Christmas paper? Well you better get it soon because I think half of the city of Chatham is working on their Christmas cards already!
New arrivals include:
  • Crate Paper (Cottage, North Pole and Bliss)
  • My Mind's Eye (Abbey Road, Colourful Christmas, etc.)
  • GCD (too many to list....♥ this company!)
  • Art Glitter - Our glitter is FINALLY restocked and waiting to settle on the tip of your nose when you are least expecting it to.... (=
  • Penny Black - her Christmas line is the best I have see in years.
  • Many of our tried and true stamps are back in stock from companies like Verses, Hero Arts and many more.

Items arriving THIS week (Don't worry...I will post when they arrive):

  • Basic Grey's new Nook and Pantry (yey!)
  • EK Success' boarder punches
  • Unity Stamp Company!
  • And more...

Class Update

We are in the process of finalizing our line up of projects. We will be posting the schedule Wednesday morning (October 14th). Sorry for the delay ladies!