Thursday, February 26, 2009
Just wanted to let you know that there are still several spots left in Debbie's His & Her Birthday class on Monday, March 9th at 10AM. I forgot to mention, anyone signed up for that class, please bring a personal trimmer and a scor-pal if you have them.
There are also a bunch of spots in Kell's Wall Hanging Class on Saturday March 28th at 10AM. Please see the post below for details.
Unfortunately, the rest of the classes are full. Look for a new schedule posted towards the end of March.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Her first birthday invitation was awesome (if I do say so myself). Here is a little peak... I used Penny Black's animal party stamp. It was stamped using Versafine Olympia green ink and embossed using clear embossing powder. I then coloured the image with Souffle pens; they gave me the exact look I was going for. I tried Tombow markers first with the image stamped on white paper and the whole card was just wrong. The moment the image was stamped on the orange paper and the Souffles were used, it just all came together.
Numerous techniques will be demonstrated in this class including: embossing, working with Tombow markers, using ink to create gorgeous backgrounds, etc.
These cards are great for any occasion like birthdays, anniversaries or thank you cards.
The master of pencils (aka Linda) will show you how to bring your images to life using pencils and gamsol. Not much more can be said about these cards. Just look at them....they are beautiful! Grab a good girlfriend and come and have some fun.
Sheeeeee's baaaaack! Kell is back with another gorgeous wall hanging using Kaiser Crafts designs. You will turn these "raw" boards into a great gift or amazing art for your own wall. Great papers, chipboard, rub-ons and more will be used. Please note that you will be able to choose your own title (this was a concert that the girls went to last summer). The same papers will be used.
Date: Saturday, March 28
Monday, February 16, 2009
So I’ve been feeling a little guilty lately for not posting anything lately. We were so good in California (well for 4 days anyways!) and then we just went MIA. I think it was the sun or the drinks or maybe we just needed a nice break for a few days. Sorry for not saying much lately but here is a little of what has been going on....
New Product Update
We have been back for a few weeks now and all the new product is starting to arrive. We have seen new gorgeous paper from Scribble Scrabble (they were the first company to ship). My two favourites are their apple and tree papers. We have also received the new Penny Black and Inkadinkado stamps. Basic Grey’s three new lines, porcelain, Lime Rickety and Marrakech have made their way into the store last week and we must tell you that they have settled in quite nicely...but I know not for long! Some Stampingbella’s have also walked in through the door. I know a few other things have arrived. You will have to stop by to see for yourself!
I was quite busy last week preparing for Valentine’s Day. If you guys know me, you know that I LOVE to do paper crafts for my kids. I normally go over the top for things like their birth announcements or birthday invitations. I actually had a moment of panic last week, when I realized Julia’s birthday is one month away!!! I have no clue what I am going to do for her invite!! I would like to try to start something tonight!
Anyways, back to the valentines…here is a picture of all the valentines I made for Julia’s Montessori class. They are not too crazy...just fun!
I used Stampingbella’s Huggabug on cupcake stamp and coloured them with some pencils. I added a ton of glitter to the frosting. I used decorative paper for the cupcake wrapper. The best part was using the nestabilities to cut out the heart shape. I then found these adorable glittery pencils at Staples in the clearance bin (24 pencils for $2.50!!). I taped the pencil to the back of the heart valentine and they looked like these adorable suckers.
Bride&Joy Storefront Closing
Some of you may have seen the sad news posted on Bride&Joy’s window. We have decided to close our storefront. It is a sad time for us, but a great time for you to save on our amazing items….things like great cocktail napkins, stylish aprons, fine stationery, wedding accessories, party supplies and more! From February 17 to 21, enjoy 50% off all in stock items AND from February 24 to 28, enjoy 60% off!!!
We are basically consolidating the two stores. The invitation business will move back to The Pickle. We will also have catalogue sales from the store and our online store will continue to be up and running.
Our last day will be February 28th. So starting in March you will see a lot more of me and Kell. We are excited to get back to our true love, The Paper Pickle.
So you will have to bear with us over the next two weeks until we get Bride&Joy wrapped up. We may not have time to post much, but we promise that we will post regularly in the very near future!! Thanks for your understanding!