Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Great card ideas

I needed to donate an item for a silent auction and I decided to create some original Christmas cards. I think they turned out cute. I used Dead Beat Design and Texana stamps. I created these from 5 sheets of American Crafts "Dear Lizzy Christmas" cardstock and two packages of embellishments. I still have lots of embellishments and paper left to make more cards. (If you receive one, act surprised and pretend you did not read this.) I wish the photos turned out better but lighting is hard to achieve at midnight.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

New DBD stamps

Another order of Dead Beat Designs rubber stamps has arrived at the store. I am enclosing some of my favorite card samples. Mark has again created a great armadillo Christmas concept. Be sure to look for the sample at the store. I bought this Texas ornament stamp myself. It looks great heat embossed in gold. The fireworks stamps we bought in July can be utilized for a great New Year's card like the sample below. These were heat embossed. Mark has also created some nice sympathy messages as shown in the last photo.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Gift Idea

I just finished a birthday gift for an 18 year-old male. I was looking for something manly. To save time, I bought a note card/envelope set in hunter green. I embossed his initials on the note card and the envelope flap in pewter. I used the Just-Rite Special Occasions stamp set. It comes with interchangeable alphabet letters and themed borders. Now, time to get to the post office to get them in the mail!

Friday, November 25, 2011

New Classes Announced

Get your calendar out now and start saving the dates for some exciting new classes at the store.

Tues, Nov 29 Photo Full with Tami 10 -12 noon $15
Tues, Nov 29 Money Saving Sketches 1-3 PM $15

Sat, Dec 3 10:30 -2 Free Make n Take with Jimmye Sue. Stop by for the trunk sale of her new designs.

Sat, Dec 3 2:30 - 4 Holiday Cone & Tags class $20
Sun, Dec 4 1:30-5:30 Pretty Paper Doll- Paris $35
Sun, Dec 4 1-4 Believe Tag Decor Class with Amy $25
This is a great class to take if you need a homemade gift this season. In just 3 hours, you'll have a beautiful gift!
Sat, Dec 10 1-4 Merry Ol' Christmas Altered ATC Tray $35
This is another great class if you need to create a gift.
Sun, Dec 11 Tim Techniques $17

Let the Sales begin...

Black Friday has arrived. The store is offering Black Friday Specials all weekend long. Stop by to take advantage of the savings! Normal store hours are in effect.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Last card swap for 2011

Gosh, the year has flown by. We are just beginning the last card swap of the year. Finished cards are due by noon on Dec 3. Here are some photos from the card swap we just completed. I love getting all these great card ideas!

Thanksgiving Week Store Hours

The store will be closed Thanksgiving Day. If you plan on crafting after your turkey dinner, plan ahead to get your supplies before Thursday. The store will be open regular hours beginning Friday morning. Black Friday specials will be in effect from Friday 9:30 AM through Sunday, Nov 27.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Upcoming class

There are just a couple seats left in the Nov 27 Gecko Galz Christmas ornament class. A photo of the project was posted on the Oct 30 blog post. Call or stop by the store to claim one of those seats.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

More New Product

The store is now carrying Sizzix embossing folders. For those of you already stocked up with Cuttlebug folders, there are some unusual designs available through Basic Grey. Also, the Tim Holtz products have a new home. They have moved into their own aisle so you have lots of room to look at the product.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

New Shipment has arrived!

The new Christmas rubber stamps from Dead Beat Designs have arrived at the store. There are a number of new holiday designs. The artist has created a series of Texas-themed tags to show how cute these can be. Be sure to stop by the store before they sell out!
I really love this design. It incorporates all the symbols of Texas in a perfect Christmas motif. This sample is inked in various colors. It also looks great heat embossed in a single color.

Card Swap News

The last two card swaps for 2011 have been announced. Details are available in the store. I thought you would enjoy seeing a few of the beautiful cards that have been swapped recently. (In case I forget, happy Thanksgiving to everyone.)