Sunday, December 23, 2007

Boxing Week Sale

We're officially closed for the Christmas holiday and Mom & I are both looking forward to a few days of relaxation & time spent with family, celebrating the birth of Christ! I pray your Christmas will be filled with wonder & joy! We look forward to seeing many of you in the store again Friday, Dec. 28 (we open at 10:30am) for our BOXING WEEK SALE!

On sale in the store Dec 28, 29 & 31...

All QuicKutz (tools, alphabets, shapes...) 20% off
Patterned paper buy 5 get 4 FREE or buy 10 get 10 FREE
Cardstock 35% off when you purchase 10 or more sheets
40% off Christmas Stamps
Selected items 70% off
Everything else* in the store 25% off

*Gift Certificates and Scrap & Card Kits are not included in this sale,
nor are new products not yet on the shelves.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas Card Contest!

Due to camera problems, I've been delayed posting these cards... so, we're extending voting until midnight December 27. Please email your votes to and include ONE choice for the adult cards (#1-#7) and one kids card vote (#1K or #2K). Votes will be tallied along with in store votes & winners will be announced sometime before Dec. 31!

My apologies for poor image quality, I was snapping photos quickly so I could get them posted. And now... the cards:

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Holiday Hours

Our Christmas hours are listed below... please note (pass it on to your
hubbies!) that Saturday, Dec. 22 is the LAST SHOPPING DAY before
Christmas. We are open until 8pm Mon-Friday this week to give people
lots of time to finish up their Christmas shopping & pick up the items
on your wish list ;)

December Shopping Hours
Dec 17-21 (Mon-Fri.): open till 8pm
Dec 22 (Sat): regular business hours
CLOSED Dec 23-27 for Christmas holidays!

Boxing Week Sale (Details to come)
Dec 28 (Fri.): OPEN 10:30am till 5pm
Dec 29-31: regular business hours

CLOSED Jan 1, 2008
January 2– Wrestling Day
12 Hour Crop, noon - midnight!

Please note, we will not be processing any exchanges between Christmas and New Years. If you need to exchange an item, you're welcome to do so starting January 3, 2008. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

"Wrestling Day" Crop

If you've been in Williams Lake very long, you've probably heard of our unique city holiday, "Wrestling Day" which falls on January 2 (Boxing Day comes after Christmas, so shouldn't there be a holiday after New Years?). Half the town closes that day, so in the past it's been a great day to host a crop!

If you're one of the lucky ones not working (or if you want to stop by after work) you're invited to join us from noon till midnight for a 12 hour crop! Bring any projects you want to work on and we'll provide space for you to do it. Your $20 registration fee includes dinner, a mini book make & take project and entry for door prizes. Bring a friend and some munchies to share and join us for a fun day kicking off the new year in a creative way! You'll get an extra entry into our door prize draw if you wear cozy jammies to the crop ;) Phone or email us at the store to sign up!

Monday, December 10, 2007

12 Deals of Christmas

I just realized I never posted these on the blog... Deals with a date beside them are valid ONE DAY only, the rest are deals you can take advantage of until closing time Dec. 22!

Deal 1.
QuicKutz Squeeze Bundle $99 (includes squeeze tool, 2 extra dies & QuickStripz of your choice!) Add on a tote or theme kit for 50% off!

Deal 2.
Free QK 2” tag die of your choice with any die purchase!

Deal 3.
Blank Calendars 40% off

Deal 4. (TUES Dec 11)
All Wooden Stamps & Sets Buy One Get One FREE

Deal 5.
Free Surprise gift with GC purchase over $25

Deal 6. (Thurs Dec 13)
Free (matching) refill pages with album purchase

Deal 7. (FRI Dec 14)
Free ink cube with purchase of any full sized ink pad

Deal 8. (*starts Sat Dec 15*while supplies last)
Spend $20 get a Free Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine

Deal 9. (MON Dec 17)
Hero Arts 2008 Catalog Debut
Get 10% off new stamps & a sneak peek at their new catalog!

Deal 10.
Free magazine (from select back issues) with $40 purchase

Deal 11. (Wed Dec 19)
Double Stamps on your INK (frequent buyer) card!

Deal 12.
Cards & Envelopes Set Buy One Get One Free

Scrap & Cards Kit- Holiday 2007

Here's the rest of the goods for our latest Scrap & Cards Kit, featuring the "Gingerbread" collection by Magenta! Get yours while they're still available...

These two cards Tanya made feature ornament stickers that coordinate with the kit:

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Sneak Peek...

... at our new Scrap & Cards Kit- available for purchase Tuesday, Dec 11! (Quantities are limited, but you can reserve yours today!)

p.s. did you notice the subtle sneak peek I posted a bit ago, too? Post a reply with what that was and you could win some embellishments that coordinate with this kit!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

2007 Christmas Card Contest

We're late getting details out this year, but we *know* many of you have
been creating Christmas cards this year & hope you'll take part in our
annual Christmas Card Contest!

Prizes will be awarded based on the number of entries but will
definately include a 1st prize package worth over $35 and a (school
aged) kids prize package worth over $15! All entrants will recieve a
thank you discount coupon worth $5 off a purchase over $20.

Cards are due in the store by Wed. December 19. (All adult entries
become the property of Creative Accents & will not be returned to you.
We suggest you make yourself a copy to keep!)
One card entry per person.

Cards must feature products purchased/available in our store.
Include on the BACK of your card your name, address & phone number as
well as credits for the products used (ie. which stamp company, etc.)
Kids– please include your age as well!

Customer voting is from Dec 20-22 (on the blog & in the store) and plays
an important role in the final decision. The winners will be contacted
privately and announced after Christmas. We look forward to seeing your

Stamp of the Month Dec. 2007

Here they are- the rest of our samples using the December SOTM! I love the simple elegance of this stamp, and the coordinating sentiment stamps are fabulous as well! We have a set of them available (which we used on these cards) as well as some other sentiments as individual stamps.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

SOTM- one crooked photo

I said I'd post tonight... and my camera batteries are dead, sorry! I did manage to get ONE crooked picture, so here it is (along with a stock image from Inkadinkado of the stamp itself). I'll go charge up tonight and post all the samples tomorrow! This one features the stamp embossed with simple-stick EP & flocked in red, so it's a fuzzy stocking!

December PageMaps!

Time is just whizzing by... I can't believe it's the 5th of December already! It's about time I shared with you the new December PageMaps! Check out the layouts HERE and get some great card ideas at THIS link! As always, there are some great maps and some great sample ideas to go with them! Here's a couple Christmas samples I picked from the variety posted on the PageMaps website- happy browsing!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Christmas Card Classes!

Mon. Dec. 3 6:30pm
Funky Folds for Christmas
Create at least 3 Christmas cards featuring unique folds created with
the ScorPal tool.

Sat. Dec. 8 2pm
Christmas Glitz!
Create a variety of Christmas cards with glitter, diamond glaze &
bling to add some Christmas Glitz!

December Crop- Friday Dec. 7 6:30-midnight
Bring $5, a friend and any projects you want to work on (and munchies
to share if ya wish)!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Looking Up!

I just wanted to share this adorable card created by one of our designers, Helki, using the Snow Day gift set by QuicKutz. Isn't he cute? I love how simple it is on a kraft colored square card (which, btw, we have matching envies for in the store right now! Just $1 for a matching square card/envie set)

(I photographed this card on some cute background paper by Doodlebug.)

Christmas Card Crazy {Cards}

I promised the gals who were at the Christmas Card Crazy Class Nov. 3 that I'd post the cards here and I've finally found some time to do it! Here they are, all 12 cards (plus a bonus card) in no particular order! If you are one of the ladies who had to leave early, please email me and I can send you the instructions- the cards you have left to do are simpler ones, so you can probably work out the instructions with the help of the photos you see here!

And here's Number 13- a Bonus card I created with some leftovers from my class kit!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Holiday Birds Class!

Yes, I've finally scheduled another Christmas Card Class! You'll create 4 cute cards and take home a set of 4 hero arts holiday bird stamps for just $25. The first date for this class is THIS WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21 at 6:30pm. We'll also be scheduling it for a Saturday afternoon (TBA- we're taking requests for Either Nov. 24 or Dec. 1). Let us know if you can make it, we're limiting each date to just 6 students!

Monday, November 12, 2007

November Stamp of the Month

Introducing the November SOTM! This month our stamp is actually a set of 6 vertical greetings by Impression Obsession. Each stamp is mounted on EZ mount & ready to cling to an acrylic block (or you can use the handy storage case as your block). I love having sentiments in a variety of shapes & sizes, and this set will be one you'll love to use year round! (a side note- the title for our sample board is "Merry" from the new "Merry & Bright" QuicKutz gift set!)
This 'happy holidays' card, created by Mom (Julie) uses new crushed velvet ribbon & shapes from the Merry & Bright QK gift set, plus a star & some goosebumpz by QuicKutz.
I had fun making the 'just a note' card, featuring one of the newest Bellas in our store, snowbunnybella. I think she looks great with this paper by My Minds Eye, some snowflakes from QuicKutz and glitter glue trimmings!
This is a simple card with an uneven score line, perfect for the vertical greetings! Paper by MME with some QK holly leaves and a bit of bling. (I'll be making more like this one, taking advantage of all the gorgeous new papers in the store!)
This is another simple card which Tanya & I worked together on. I love how the print of this Karen Foster 'thank you' paper houses the greeting so perfectly- what could be sweeter than cupcakeabell?

Monday, November 05, 2007

New papers & stamps!

Here's some eye candy... a taste of the fabulous new products in the store today! It just feels like Christmas (and there's so much more than you see here)!

As we make room for it all, we've added a pile of papers to our 2 for $1 section at the back of the store, check it out next time you're in! You can also enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 FREE savings on ALL autumn & halloween products right now as well as some great savings on QuicKutz tools in stock right now! Check it out, and have a creative day!