November 22, 2008

Holiday Ornament Contest

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, as the radio says! Christmas carols have been playing constantly on our local station at the store and it has put us in the mood to have some more fun.

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanza or Hanukkah we have a contest for you.

Make a decoration to hang on our tree using items you would find in our store and be entered in to our contest. You can enter as many times as you wish. Customers will vote for their favourites and you could win prizes. On December 20th we will donate the tree and all the ornaments to a local charity and award gift certificates to the winners of the contest. We thought this would be a way to have some fun and also give back to the local community.
1st Prize: $50 gift certificate and free class of your choice
2nd Prize: $30 gift certificate
3rd Prize: $25 gift certificate
Get busy people!!!!
We are putting the final touches onto our December calendar and should have it completed by next week. Lots of fun classes are coming up. Now if I could just find the time to finish some of the samples for the classes I am doing. . . . . . .

November 16, 2008

Crop Scene Investigation Event

We had our big Customer Appreciation Event yesterday at the store. This event was sponsored by EK Success, K and Company, Martha Stewart Crafts & Inkadinkado. It was a day filled with Make and Takes and we even had a little game with clues to solve. We had quite a few winners, sadly I was not one of them. The clues were tested out on me a couple of days before the event and I only got one right!!!! I was not given the answers so that I could not be bribed to help, although I did see Rosemary, Amy & even Capella helping the customers with their clues.

We had 129 customers come in to have some fun with us and we also had Liz fly down from New Jersey to help us out. Liz was the event co ordinator with EK and helped come up with the CSI themed event. So a big thanks to Liz and all the others from Wilton for making sure we had a great Customer Appreciation Day.

Here are some photos from the event.

Searching for the answers to the clues

Looks like she solved a clue!

One of the Make & Takes with Kristie.

Here is a close up of the 4 cards we did as Make & Takes.

It was a wonderful day to show our customers how much we appreciate them. So a Big Thank You for coming to our event.

November 9, 2008

I love Ranger

It is no secret that I am a big fan of Ranger Products especially the Tim Holtz distress products. I though it might be fun to demo another product that Ranger has, The Melting Pot. The Melting Pot is part of the Suze Weinberg range of products.

The Melting Pot can be used to melt and pour Ultra Thick Embossing Enamels also known as UTEE, you can also melt soap, wax, glue, candy, shrink "shrink plastic" and even bake your Polymer Clay pieces.

So Monday I will be demoing one use for the Melting Pot. Come to the store anytime between 11:00 and 1:00 tomorrow.

November 4, 2008

Free Make & Take

I have a confession to make....

I am a compulsive list maker. I love them. I have a list for grocery stores, a list for chores, a list for things that I have to buy or make. You name it I have a list for it. I even have a list of items I need to make a list for :)

My Christmas lists are kind of interesting. I have a list of people I need to buy gifts for. Then behind that I have a list of items I think that that person might like. I have a list with the people names crossed off when I have bought their gifts and then I have a list of stores that have the best deals for that particular item. Then I make a list of the order in which I will visit those stores.

One thing I have a tendency to do: when I have a list of things that need to be done, if I do something that is not on the list I write it down on the list and then cross it off. I recently found out that my sister does that too. So there you have it, some insight into the mind of a crazy english woman.

I thought this year it would be nice to have a way to organize my lists and decided to share it with you. So if you love making lists like me or just like to make stuff then come on by the store this week.

This is a sweet little notebook that fits in your wallet. It has eight pages to record all your holiday shopping needs. You can make this slim little cutie anytime before Sunday. Just come on in, grab a kit and get started.

November 3, 2008

Cricut Design Studio

I thought I would take some time to show one of our customers creations. She is taking Mary's Cricut Design Studio classes at the store and after two lessons she created this with the new deep cut blade and her cricut. Isn't it fantastic?

I can't believe she was able to do this after only two classes. I will have to find some time and take a class myself :)

Check back as we will be posting a Make & Take that we will be offering this week.