Thursday, October 20, 2011

What's new in October? Part 1 of 2

I am not sure what has been wrong with me lately.  I have been on this mission to get organized and de-clutter.  This is true at both home and at the store.  I mean I have totes of clothes that are too small for Jules and Colts....why?  As a side....anyone looking for girls or boys clothes from newborn-size 5 give me a call!  Ha!

And yes, I did mention that I am getting organized at the store as well.....and that can only mean some CRAZY sales.  I have over 20 different Stampingbella designs all priced at $2.00 or less.  Most of these retail at $10+.  Classics including some Stellas, bellas, kettos and more.   In fact, most of the items on the sales cart are priced at 75% off or better!  Honestly, when I get in the mood to clean.....I do it right. a side, the regular price Stampingbella BOGO 50% sale ends Saturday!

So all of this cleaning has a is to make room for NEW!  We have some fabulous NEW product in the store.  Anyone looking for Crate Paper's two latest collections:  Random & Farmhouse?  I have brought in the 12x12 collection packs and 6x6 pads.

Random:  I love the colours and girly-vintage feel of this line. 

Random:  Check out the die cuts you get in the collection pack!  
Farmhouse:  This collection is just too cozy and full of love.  Such warm colours.
Have a look at this project posted on Crate's website......I am SO in love with their design ideas.  I have to admit that their layouts have me inspired and ready to tackle a 12x12 layout.  As I have told many of you, I am more of a mini album, card or wall hanging kind of girl.
Random Collection layout from Crate:  SUPER cute!  I am in LOVE!

Farmhouse Layout from Crate....WOW!
Hmmmm.....what else can I show you?  Well, I think layouts like this deserve to go in a pretty special album. And I found them.....have you seen We R's new Designer Scrapbooks?
Called Gumball.....I think Jules NEEDS this album!

This one is called Submarine!

They are all make with a faux leather and suede (even the inside covers are suede).  They are all the d-ring binders with a non-snag closure.  The books are in store now and I have a bunch of the different page protectors on the know the ones that let you just add photos like a photo album and those hybrids (photo/scrapbook-y layouts).  Check out all the different designs!

If you are either:  a) afraid of 12x12 layouts.....b) have limited time these days....c)  need to complete an album in a hurry.....or d) all of the above....then these are the pages for you!  Seriously, look at the options here!  Too cool.

What else?  How about a little My Mind's Eye.  Now I have to tell you that these collections are not in store yet......however, my credit card has been charged and that can only mean that it is in transit.  I am SO in love with the kraft.....and check out the designs.  We have individual papers, collections (12x12 and 6x6) as well as embellishments coming in.  Here I introduce Kraft Funday to you.....

New Stamps?  Of course....but I may have to save this for tomorrow.  I just looked at the clock and realized that I am about to turn into a pumpkin......poof!
Here is a picture of my new favourite pumpkin.....I just found fairytale pumpkins at the little veggie stand at the corner of McNaughton and Prince Albert.  They made the most gorgeous display by my front door!  Seriously...I must go!  Goodnight......Kim

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Another Class? OK!

So I heard that you guys were looking for some more GREAT Christmas card classes full of technique!  Pauline has a dill-ightful new class....check it out

Date:  Tuesday, November 1st
Time:  6pm
Cost:  $17
Required Supplies:  scissors, adhesive, good scissors
Suggested Supplies (bring if you have):  craft knife and self-healing mat

This is a great class for students of all ages and levels.  You will be working with coloured pencils and learning shading techniques, using ink of shade, cutting with spellbinders, heat embossing, using pop-dots and multi-coloured card stocks to add dimension and intrigue to your cards, using water colour markers to shade, using stickles and other products to decorate your cards!

Seats are limited and filled up very quickly last time so give me a call (519.351.5220) or stop in to register!  Trust are going to LOVE these!  Can you just imagine what you friends will say when they get one of these babies in the mail from little ol' you?!?!

Monday, October 10, 2011

More Classes....and how about a sale?!?

First of all.....Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Can you believe how lucky we have been with our weather here in Chatham?  I spent the day tackling my garage and I didn't even complain once....maybe because the sun was shining and maybe because I had my two helpers keeping themselves busy and thus allowing me to be very productive!

And secondly.....Wow!  You guys REALLY loved the latest round of classes!  It is quite an eclectic mix of projects!  Thank you to those of you that signed up.....and for those of you that are on a waiting list, we have decided to add a new date for Linda's class as well as a great Christmas class by Debbie.

NEW Date for Mixed Media Canvas with Linda

The class on Tuesday November 2nd is full but we have added a NEW date.  If you are interested in this darling 6x6 canvas class, give me a call at the store.

As I mentioned, mixed media seems to be the hottest trend in paper crafting....why not check it out?  It is a great class for all levels!

NEW Date:  Tuesday November 8th at 6pm
Cost:  $25
Required supplies:  scissors

Christmas Paper Crafting with Debbie
Debbie has designed two projects that you may have to recreate a half dozen times (or more) this holiday season to wow all the people on your list!

  The stocking project is actually a gift card or money holder.

The gift bag show cases a really cool paper folding technique to create a Christmas tree.  You will also work with the ever popular peel off stickers, cuttlebug embossing folders, punches and more.  This is a great class for all levels and ages.

Date:  Tuesday October 18th
Time:  6pm
Cost:  $17
Required Supplies:  scissors, adhesive, pencil
Suggested Supplies(bring if you have):  bone folder, Scor-pal

Decorative Wall Hanging by Kim
There is still room in my class.  Now I know my pictures were not the best so I thought I should give you a better look.

The project is approximately 26" in length and 8" wide and is made out of Kaiser Craft's amazingly sturdy MDF board which is then decorated with paper, photos and embellishments.  You will be making the paper flowers using Spellbinder dies and learning a great technique using inks to "burn" your paper.  A perfect class for crafters of all levels and ages.

Date:  Monday October 25th
Time:  6PM
Cost:  $25
Required Supplies:  scissors, pencil, 3 photos (3"x3" size of inner measurement)

Sale - October 11-22
Oh....I almost forgot I mentioned something about a sale in my blog heading!  It has been a little while since my last sale so what the heck....I am celebrating the arrival of the long awaited Stampingbella stamps with a sale!  They should be arriving around 1pm tomorrow (Tuesday) for those of you who have been waiting for the Uptown girls and other stamps from the August release.

All Stampingbella stamps will be Buy ONE, get ONE 50% off for the next two weeks (October 11-22).  We have amazing selection (if I do say so myself).  Why not stop in and grab some stamps for Halloween or Christmas or even some of those great classics.

Hope to see you soon....Kim

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fall Classes

As promised here is the next round of paper crafting classes!  I am so excited to be offering some different classes this month including a mix media canvas project (a first for the store), a cool wall hanging and some great Christmas cards.  PLEASE call the store or drop in to reserve your spot!

Christmas Cards by Pauline
Pauline is working with some great new stamps from Artful Stamper.  I am so thrilled with these cards!  This is definitely a back to basics class perfect for a beginner or one looking for a refresher on some of those great  techniques you learned years ago.

The fall tree card is one you have to see in person to really appreciate it!  It is stamped and heat embossed and full of glitter and dimension galore!  On the red hat card, you will learn shading techniques using Tombow watercolour markers.  There is also great dimensional aspects to this card.  You will also be working with liquid applique and glitter.

Date:  Wednesday October 12th
Time:  6pm
Cost:  $17
Required Supplies:  scissors, adhesive
Suggested Supplies (bring is you have):  Tombow markers 26, 98, 177, 228, 837, 847, 969

Flourish Wall Hanging by Kim

I have had so many of you ask if I would ever consider doing this Kaiser Craft project as a class....well, I do like to please so here you go!  We just had my sister's wedding on the weekend so of course I HAD to work with some of the pictures from the big day!  Don't worry....I will be posting more from the event including all my stationery!

You will be learning how to distress the edges of the project using multiple colours of distress ink to give a "burnt" look.  You will also be making the paper flowers and learning tips on adding the right embellishments to dress your project.  Again, this is a great project for crafters of all ages and levels.  A perfect gift or keep it for yourself.

Date:  Monday, October 24th
Time:  6pm
Cost:  $25
Required Supplies:  good scissors, pencil, three photos (opening frame area measures 3"x3")

Mixed Media Canvas by Linda
This 6x6 canvas is cuter than cute.  A perfect started project for those of you interested in the latest crafting craze called mixed media.  You will work with acrylic paint, Adirondack sprays, stencils, rub-ons and more. This is a great project for crafters of all levels!  Keep it for yourself or (if you can possibly part with it) give it as a gift this year for Chirstmas!  I would love a wall hanging like this!!

Date:  Wednesday November 2
Time:  6pm
Cost:  $25
Required Supplies:  Good scissors, adhesive