December 31, 2011

Here is to 2012

Saw this photo on Facebook and had to share

For our special friends, customers and family
Wishing you a wonderful 2012!
See you next year!

December 30, 2011

MIdnight Crops

and come to

Do you need some uninterrupted Crafting Time?
Come to one of our Midnight Crops and get caught up on your cardmaking, ATC, altered art, scrapbooking or other projects. (You will be sharing a table so this is the perfect time to work on projects / kits that don't require you to bring the entire contents of your scrapbook room with you)
We will have snacks and soda available.

We have three Midnight Crops in January.

Saturday January 14th
Saturday January 21st
Friday January 27th

Call the store to sign up

December 29, 2011

An experiment with Tim Holtz

I decided to do a quick experiment today and realized that we did not have any glossy paper in stock. We ran out during the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas and it has not been restocked yet.

So instead I took one of our white tags which has a smoother surface and I pounced alcohol inks all over the background. It was harder to move and manipulate the inks as the surface was not as slick as the glossy paper.

When it was dry, I used Versamark and one of the 2012 Hero Arts stamps and stamped the Gear Images on the tag. I then took Perfect Pearls and mixed it with embossing powder to make my custom color which has a gleam to it. Using the heat tool I embossed the image.

Here is a close up view

The background is quite intriguing.
I had to stop at this point as a customer needed some help.
I hope to finish up this tag tomorrow.
Till then, Goodnight

December 28, 2011

December 27, 2011

Special Guest Teacher

Special Guest - ELI HARLAN; Paper Crafts Designer, Teacher and Blogger.

Eli has been working in the scrapbooking industry since she began writing for Memory Makers Magazine in 2000. She wrote numerous articles for the magazine and worked on several books for the Books Division.

In 2001 she was accepted as a Design Team member for Spellbinders Paper Arts. She served two, year-long terms. During her first year on the team, Spellbinders approached Eli with several writing projects. During her third year with the company, she transitioned into being their main copy writer.

Eli has been published in several craft magazines and currently writes a crafty blog called Frillions by eli. Recently Eli moved from Denver to Palm Beach and she is thrilled to be joining us for classes.

Her first class is a Paper Bag album

Boys will be Boys $20

Thursday January 12th 6:00-9:00PM

Let the boys have their day. Using brown lunch bags you will turn them into a 12 page mini scrapbook using the Authentique line of papers. You will ink, add buttons, buckles and more to make this quick and easily duplicated project.

December 26, 2011

Another Tag

Here is another tag that I made on Christmas Eve. This time I used a Hero Arts Stamp and the Spellbinder Bird Florishes die in addition to Distress Ink and the Tim Holtz Fanciful Flight Die.

I used the Spellbinders die for the Reindeer antlers and loved the effect.
A alcohol inked the pearls to make them red and the Deer was made using a French Dictionary Page.

December 25, 2011


Enjoy your day today.

We will be back with another tag tomorrow.

December 24, 2011

December 23, 2011

Finally the lamp post . . . .

You may remember that I was hoping Tim Holtz would use his Lamp Post die while making his 12 Tags of Christmas earlier this month.

Well I finally had a few minutes today at the store and I decided I would go ahead and make my version. I know it's not your typical Christmas colors but the colors I used remind me of Florida.

hmm, I used quite a few things in this tag including Distress Embossing Powder, Luminarte H2O's, Stamps, Ranger Colorwash, Stickers and of course Luminarte ICE!!!

Would anyone like to do this as a Make n Take next week???
Let me know and I will see if I can get it on our schedule.

December 22, 2011

Easter is here!!!

well not really, but the latest Easter collection called Cotton Tail from We R Memory Keepers is here.

Here is a really cute layout using the new collection

After Christmas if you want to get started on your Easter Projects you know where to come to get the latest!!!