Saturday, March 29, 2008

Spring 2008 Classes

Introducing our Spring 2008 Class Schedule! Several classes (including some not on this list) don't have a scheduled date as of yet as we're awaiting the arrival of brand new product for them. We hope you'll agree that they'll be worth the wait!

Also... mark your calendars & watch for more details on our National Scrapbooking Day 'Scrapbook & Cards Fiesta'- 12 hours of fun on Saturday, May 3!

Register for Classes in the store, by e-mailing us at or by calling 392-3829. Please pay in advance in the store or by phone with a credit card. Classes which have not met the minimum enrollment 24 hours in advance will be re-scheduled.

Please Bring the following Class Kit to all classes:
Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Dry Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, 3D Dots, Pencil, Black fine tip Pen.

Flower Pot Sentiments {stamping} $25 Wed. April 9, 7pm
Create a collection of floral cards with this fun set of interchangeable clear stamps (along with an acrylic block– both included in the class fee!)from Inkadinkado! With over 22 stamps the design options are endless. You’ll learn several simple stamping techniques perfect for this set. Bring: Class Kit. Class size limited.

Transparently Yours {layout} $20 Mon. April 14, 7pm
Have you been wondering how to use transparencies in your projects? In this class you will complete a two page layout which is perfect for spring photos and leave with a few fun ideas & tips for working with transparencies! Bring: Class kit. Class size limited.

Friday Night Crop
$5 April 25, 6:30pm until 12ish
It’s girls night out at Creative Accents– bring whatever projects you’re working on (scrapbooking or stamping) and take advantage of our studio space, tools & resources to spur your creativity! Shop while you crop for endless options! Bring: a friend, munchies to share and whatever materials you need to work with.

Distress Ink Techniques {paper} $20 Saturday, April19, 2pm
You already know that we love Distress Ink… this class will show you why! You’ll create a tag booklet of technique samples to take home (along with instructions) and will experiment with the many uses for Distress Ink on your stamping & scrapbooking projects… plus you’ll dabble a bit with a few other fabulous products by Ranger! Class fee includes your choice of one Distress Ink Pad. Bring: class kit, one or two small photos (they don’t have to be ‘nice’ photos!)

Happy Birthday, Cupcake! {stamping} $20 Tuesday, April 22, 7pm
They’re everywhere these days– on clothing, magazine covers & of course, on stamps! Catch the cupcake craze with this fun birthday card class! We’ll play with a variety of cupcake themed stamps & products as well as a ‘sparkle clear’ set of cupcake stamps from Hero Arts, which is included in your class fee! This class is guaranteed to be sweet! Bring: Class Kit. Class size limited.

Sweet Springtime Canvas {home decor} $30 Wed. May 7, 7pm
Create a beautiful piece of home d├ęcor which can be free standing or wall mounted in this fun class! You’ll love creating a seasonal item you can proudly display in your home (or give as a fantastic Mother’s Day gift!). We’ll play with color & texture as we create a work of art that is uniquely yours. Bring: class kit. Additional supplies TBA.

Spring Stitch’z {card & layout} $20 Date & Time TBA
Add an extra personal touch to your projects with some hand stitching using Bazzill’s new "In Stitch’z" line of products! You’ll create both a card & one page layout with stitched details and take home some piercing templates to use again & again! Join us and get some great tips to show that even you can sew a stitch or two! Bring: class kit Class Size Limited.

T.L.C. {Tag. Layout. Card} $15 Date & Time TBA
This class features a little bit of everything– create a one page layout as well as a coordinating tag & card! The theme will vary each month, but will feature new designs to inspire you in your paper crafting! Watch for samples in the store. Bring: class kit

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

FREE gift with $20 purchase!

It's that time again... the spring issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today has arrived and we've got a copy of it for you FREE with your purchase of at least $20! Get yours while they're still available!
As I promised in an email, here's a layout I've done which uses the brand new 'Archaic' line of papers by Basic Grey! The colors and textures are just perfect for these photos of my new pet frogs. The title, "my Princes" features QuicKutz Rockstar alphabet- love it! The arrows & crown are done with Grungeboard & Crackle paint, both by Tim Holtz. Enjoy... I can't wait to play with the other new lines!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Class & Crop

We'll be working on our spring class calendar over spring break- we've
got lots of fabulous ideas and new products coming we're excited to
share with you! For now, though, you can join us for...

Happy Birthday Class
- Wed. March 26 at 6:30pm $15
Create a 2 page 12x12 layout for up to 6 birthday photos! We'll use
papers & die cuts by My Mind's Eye together with chipboard from Maya
Road & assorted ribbons. You'll also use distress ink & try your hand
using the curvy cutter to create a large circle accent. We'll top off
this class by using some of our scraps to create a quick birthday card.
You can see the sample layout posted in the store! RSVP by Tuesday via
phone, email or in person.

Friday Night Crop
- Friday, March 28 from 6pm-midnight(ish) $5
Bring a friend and some munchies to share as well as whatever current
project you're working on. You can use our studio space & tools and the
inspiration from others stamping & scrapping the night away! RSVP to
let us know if you're coming by Thursday.

March Madness

Starting Saturday, March 22 through the end of the month....
March Madness SALE!

Chatterbox & Select Basic Grey papers- Buy 1 Get 1 Free!

Clearance papers- 3 for $1.00!

My Minds Eye die cut titles, frames & border stickers- Buy 1 Get 1 Free!

Select Hero Arts & Stampendous Clear Stamps 30% off!

At least 35% off Clearance Items!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New Stamps!

We've got a great assortment of new stamps in the store from Inkadinkado... they'll be on the shelves tomorrow! Lots of fabulous clear sets (and yes, they have improved the quality and 'stickiness' of them) including a variety of whimsical & humorous mini stamps for just $3! There's also some beautiful wood mounted stamps and a variety of great 'quotes by kids' which you're gonna love- there's lots to make you smile and a selection of samples from the company as well!

Come check them out while they're still fresh (did I mention there's new cupcake stamps, too? Gotta love the cupcakes... speaking of which, here's a pic of my St. Patrick's Day cupcakes I made for my friends birthday party yesterday! Don't ya love my new mini cupcake stand? Yum! And how cute is her new puppy with the little leprechon hat... aw.) Hope you enjoyed the holiday!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Pot o' Gold SALE!

Join us on Monday, March 17 and take advantage of our Pot o' Gold Sale... pick your savings from our pot o' gold. You'll save anywhere from 7% to 40% off your entire purchase OR win a free gift or class fee! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Photos from Edmonton

Presenting a small snapshot of some of the new products we saw (and ordered!) at our event in Edmonton last weekend- here they are in random order...

Chatterbox is back with 3 great lines of paper, here's two of them... we ordered them all! They'll arrive sometime in April.

The new Doodlebug lines are great, here's a sample of their new patterned sugar coated cardstock. Yummy!

Heidi Swapp has some fun new products, including embellishments like these that come in both shiny white and clear!

This is a photo of the new Scenic Route Collection, Grafton... which is actually already in stock at the store! I love it!

7 Gypsies sets up an amazing booth with the most fabulous projects on display... we loved the class we took with them and will be presenting something very similar for you next month, after the products arrive.

Around the Block always has cool stuff, this is their fun new collection of chalks, scheduled to arrive this month along with lots of other fabulous goodies!

Great new Bazzill products to coordinate with the cardstock we all love... ribbons, and 'just the edge' strips of paper!

Here's Becky Fleck! She taught our Basic Grey class and let us snap a photo of her with her new book based on her wonderful Page Maps. We've already ordered a bunch of copies, and she tells us it will probably arrive in April.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Edmonton Update

Just a quick post from Edmonton to tempt you... we've had a great time at our retailers event here and are bringing back some fabulous samples of projects & products you're going to love! We'll be having a 'show & tell' time at the store on Thursday evening from 6-8pm. Drop by anytime during that block of time and see the goodies!

One highlight for us was taking a Basic Grey class (using the new Boxer line!) taught by Becky Fleck (Page Maps designer & author of a new book which will be arriving in our store this spring- check out the Page Maps site for the new March maps!). The rest of the classes (we took 6) were fabulous as well... you'll hear more about it later! Have a creative day!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Free Font downloads!

I came across this blog where you can download some Free handwritten fonts- and create a font with your own handwriting for a small fee! Enjoy- and please post a link & show us your font if you decide to do one with your own handwriting!

Spring Making Memories Products

Many of the fabulous new spring products we got in this week are from Making Memories- I came across this picture of myself (taken many moons ago!) in a colourful outfit holding a baby bunny and had to match it with the new papers & embellishments! I love the variety of ribbons we can use with the papers & stickers and the touch of glitter already on the products... it's so quick & easy to put together a fun spring layout!

March Stamp of the Month!

Introducing our March SOTM- the "Shower Time" clear stamp set from My Favorite Things!

This versatile stamp set should carry you through a variety of occasions- especially this time of year! We've had a great time creating cards for baby & bridal showers (it comes with words & images perfect for these occasions!),as well as 'Get well' cards ('heard you're under the weather?' goes perfectly inside!) & thinking of you cards celebrating the coming of spring (I LOVE pairing it with the 'hope your day shines' stamp from last months SOTM set!)

Here's a couple extra cards that didn't fit on our display board- the first is a sample sent to us from My Favorite things, which I love! You can see more great samples using this set on their website in the 'mini set' gallery!