Wednesday, January 31, 2007

CHA sale & Deal of the Day

Our Deals of the day for Feb. 1 ....

7 gypsies products 20% off (deal of the day!) and in honor of CHA, we've got Basic Grey (except for the Blush line) on 30% off! This sale is one day only-- enjoy!

Oh yes, & we have 2 more tickets for the girl guides fundraiser crop this weekend, if you've got some spare time!

February SOTM- sky writer by a-muse

Here's the sample page we did of our cute 'sky writer' stamp of the month by a-muse! I had alot of fun with this little guy, and think he'd be fun on multi coloured tags, similar to what I did here, as a page border!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Impromptu CHA sale

We're featuring a different line on special 30% off each day this week in honor of CHA! (In addition to our deal of the day! WOW)

Tomorrow's special (Jan 31) is..... all Heidi Swapp items! The deal of the day is anything with stitching or faux stitching 20% off! Enjoy!

Monday, January 29, 2007

"HE is" class

We've got room for 3 more ladies in our "HE is" boardbook class tomorrow night at 6:30! This is a great little book, which would be perfect to give your honey for Valentine's Day OR to keep for yourself and celebrate all the things that "HE" is to you! Call us or e-mail to sign up!

February SOTM

I know, it's not February yet... but I just had to share with you this sweet little valentines card I made with the new SOTM (stamp of the month) for February! This "sky writer" is by a muse and it's just so easy to work with, and is a nice image to use for BOYS! I came up with several mini valentines cards in no time at all (perfect for my grade 2/3 students!) We got in several other adorable images and sayings, as well as some fun acryllic stamp sets which are also perfect for Valentine's Day! Stop by and check them out! (we'll be making a variation on this card as one of our make & takes at the Girl Guides Fundraiser Crop this weekend!)

Sunday, January 28, 2007

NEW QuicKutz Silhouette- digital craft cutter

WOW! QuicKutz has done it again... today at CHA they unveiled their amazing new tool, the Silhouette! I'm not sure all the details (price, when will it be available) but from what I've heard, the price will compare to the Wishblade tool, which we've been looking into lately. It does everything the Wishblade does and MORE as it also allows you to use QuicKutz alphabet fonts & shapes (it also uses ttf fonts already on your computer)! Check out the link above for a tour of this amazing product! I'm so excited about it and can't wait to get one in the store!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

{pretty paper coupon}

Our newsletter is going in the mail... with all the peeks of new papers we've been seeing, we thought we'd include an extra coupon with it! Here's one for those of you who visit the blog to print off! Enjoy the pretty paper!

more Basic Grey

Here it is... their fourth new paper line, coming soon! (How will we ever decide which papers to order!)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Basic Grey sneak peeks

Basic Grey has been posting sneak peeks on their website... here's a peek at three of their new lines! There should be one more new one tomorrow... check it out at their website. Enjoy! I'd love to hear your response to these... please leave a comment!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Upcoming Classes {schedule coming soon}

Here's a peek at some of the upcoming classes we'll be having in the store this winter!

- Post Christmas Marathon, Sat. Jan. 27
- Resolutions, Mon. Jan. 29
- He Is Boardbook, Tues. Jan. 30
- Heart Throb CD Tin Album, Mon. Feb. 5
- From the Heart {Valentines Cards}, Tues Feb 6
- Month in Review Mini Book, Thurs. Feb 8
- Valentines for the Single Gal, Sat. Feb 10

Our full calendar & newsletter (with class descriptions) will be out in the next couple of days... we hope you'll join us for some fun classes!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

new Prima flowers & Valentines goodies

Another fun shipment arrived yesterday, with some new prima flower collections (available as a jar or individually for just 10 cents a large blossom) and some fun new valentines embellishments! These new items from Making Memories are just the sweetest things, and will be fun additions to Valentines cards! We also got in some of the items for our next Scrap & Cards kit... no sneek peek today, but it's going to be fun, and the winter theme fits right in with the weather we've been having lately :)

Thursday, January 18, 2007

To be retired {QuicKutz}

QuicKutz is retiring the following dies-- so make a list of your 'must haves' and place your order with us before the end of February!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

QuicKutz Blitz!

Come celebrate with us our new "UpperKutz GOLD" status with QuicKutz! We're thrilled to be offering you more selection than ever before, and now we'll be getting new releases even sooner, as well! (Watch for new carnival shapes & Uptown Girl alphabet coming soon.) We've got a variety of bargains happening right now, while supplies last, and we hope you'll take advantage of them!

1. Pre-order (or pick up the last one we have in stock!) a QuicKutz Squeeze or *NEW* Revolution tool and save $20! (We require a min. $50 deposit) The Squeeze is on special for $99, The Revolution is just $149! If you haven't already seen why people are loving their QuicKutz, we'd be happy to demo both of these fabulous tools for you!

2. Purchase any two dies and get either the nesting heart or fancy nameplate free! These basic shapes are versatile enough to add flair to a variety of your projects!

3. All in stock alphabets (including our final in stock "Sunshine" & "Vixen" giftsets) are 20% off!

4. Special savings on the Diesel alphabet! If you purchase both the complete alphabet & the complete shadow, you can have them 40% off! (We have a limited number in stock.... when they're gone, they're gone!)

5. Purchase an Icing starter kit and get an icing (rub on) set of your choice FREE!

6. Purchase any in stock die set or theme kit and get a FREE QuickStampz trial kit! (or get a QuickStampz trial kit for just $5 with ANY QK purchase!)

7. New 4x8" QuickStripz adhesive cardstock 20% off!

All QuicKutz specials (except the Squeeze & Revolution) are limited while quanities last! Sale prices are valid through February 3-- we'll be featuring QuicKutz in our demos at the Girl Guides fundraiser crop Feb. 2 & 3!

more keys to a happy life

Here's the card set I created with the new SOTM and some of my favorite stamps... real flowers by Hero Arts, most of which have been discontinued this year! We do have a selection of them in stock, so get 'em while you can :)
I made the cards by stamping my 'keys' in black on ivory cardstock. I then stamped the title a second time and matted it on black to set it apart. I chose four different flowers and inked them in shades of orange & purple (my color kick this month, I guess!) using Clearsnap chalk ink cats eyes (I *love* these for blending colors) and stamped over the text. I trimmed & matted the image in black, adhered to a colored card and tied some fun fibres around for a bit of texture! Quick & simple cards, perfect for a variety of occasions!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Keys to a Happy Life... (Jan SOTM)

It's finally up in the store... our sample board for the January SOTM, "Key's to a Happy Life" by River City Rubber Works. I love the list of things on this stamp, and thought it fit in well with new years resolutions and all that! The photo I took is terrible, however, so I'll take another one soon! I'm also working on a set of cards featuring the SOTM ,which I'll take a picture of as soon as I put them together! Just wanted to share a little bit of what's new!

Monday, January 08, 2007

New Years Resolutions &

Did you resolve to learn or try something new in 2007? We're currently putting together our Winter class schedule here, brainstorming & trying to figure out what YOU would like to see! So, I have a favour to ask of you, our customers, please let us know what sort of classes you would like to see offered in our store this winter (or even for spring)! As an incentive & thanks for your input, if we use your class suggestion you can take the class for FREE (or up to $18 off). This should benefit us all :) We look forward to hearing from you! Either post your ideas here or e-mail us directly at Thanks!

There won't be a ton of classes in January, but we'll start off with a Resolutions class next Tuesday, January 16. Bring a photo of yourself (yes, of YOU! If you don't have one, we can take one!) and a list of your new years resolutions! This fun class is a great opportunity for you to try out the NEW QuicKutz Revolution dies (and hopefully the tool will have arrived by then, too!) I'm loving the 'Journal' alphabet, library pocket & tag :) This is actually the first time I have ever written down my resolutions (let alone post them online & in the store for the world to see!) and I'm convinced that creating a layout about them will help me be more accountable to them!

Friday, January 05, 2007

... and the give-away winner is....

BJ Sturman! Congrats BJ, and thanks for posting! I look forward to hearing which River City stamp set you'll choose ;)

To everyone else-- thanks for posting as well! I'm planning on doing more give-aways, so I hope you'll check back with us regularly! BTW... we have some NEW River City Rubber Works stamps & acryllic stamp sets in the store, they're great for some chuckles!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

eye candy

just some eye candy for you-- new Basic Grey & Hero Arts stamps!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Christmas Card Contest

The votes are in & these three lovely cards are our winners!
FIRST: Tanya Sarnowski (penguins)
SECOND: Dorothy Edgson (frosty)
THIRD: Simone Campbell (house mouse)

Congratulations ladies! Our kids card entries resulted in a tie between Seth Steward & Marissa Humm PLUS we have a thank you gift for everyone who brought in a card! We love seeing what our customers create :)

(this is your last chance to post comments for the stamp giveaway I mentioned before Christmas! Any comments since that date will be included in our drawing for a free set of stamps- the draw will be made on Friday!)p.s. I have changed the settings so that more people can leave comments-- even if you don't have a blogger account. I look forward to hearing from ya!

Happy New Year!

Wow... it's 2007! We're finished doing our inventory and are continuing the new years celebrations with even more items on our 70% off table for the next 7 days! Get these items at amazing savings until Thursday, January 11! You can't beat these prices, so stop by and see what you can find while helping us make room for all the wonderful products the new year will bring! Christmas stamps are also 50% off & all Christmas products are 20% off for the next 7 days!