Monday, November 28, 2011

Totally Tim Christmas Card Class

Join Tara & create four Christmas cards built on base cards from Tim Holtz's District Market card collection, embellished with elements inspired by Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas from previous years.  Prepare to get inky... and play with the new set of Seasonal Distress Ink as well!  (Please bring your set if you have them!)

This class is happening tomorrow- Tuesday, November 29 @ 6:30pm.  You'll create 4 cards for less than $20 and play with lots of great Tim Holtz, Sizzix & Ranger products and use some fun techniques!  Call the store to sign up!  250.392.3829

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Peaceful Birds

We love taking 'everyday' stamps and using them to create a seasonal card.  Mom created this pretty little thing using the scalloped circle & birds on branches stamps from Memory Box- with a red & green colour scheme, a Christmas sentiment and a simple holly embellishment, it makes a lovely Christmas card!

These are some of the same stamps I used on this anniversary card last month, so they really are versatile images!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Customer Appreciation Night

Join us on Friday, November 25
for a Customer Appreciation Night!
Bring a friend and stop by to see us between 3 and 8pm!  
(Savings are valid all day, but the make & take and goodies will only be available between 3 & 8pm)
  • enjoy Sweet Savings- discounts on your entire regular priced purchase up to 40% (pick your discount- from 15 to 40% -from our 'sweet savings' cookie sheet!)
  • a FREE Christmas make & take project
  • enter to win a door prize/gift certificate bundle worth at least $50
  • complimentary hot beverages & goodies
  • great prices on some special purchase items! (Savings valid all day!  Sign up for our email list to learn about the savings, phone orders with payment will be accepted.)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Blue Christmas Cards

Join Tara & make some Christmas cards (2 each of 3 different cards) in shades of blue, each of which is featuring new Kraft Core cardstock for under $20!  Call or email the store by NOON on Wednesday to reserve your spot in this class.  I'll be back next week or later this week with full images of the cards!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Graphicat Sketch: Gotta love the Gingerbread Man!

I love the new Gingerbread Man set from Cheri at Graphicat Designs, so I knew I had to use Gingie for my sketch card this month!  I've paired him with these fabulous new BoBunny papers, mounted him on a simple silver 'cookie sheet' and embellished with a flourish from Lifestyle Crafts (cut from Fuzzy white vinyl), some May Arts ribbons & some bling from Prima.

Here's a peek at the rest of the sentiment, which is on the inside of my card:
Hope you like it and will join our Graphicat Sketch Challenge this month!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Merry! {Nov. Sketch Challenge Reminder}

Can you believe we're already more than half way through November?  It's time for a reminder that we'd love to have you play along with our November Challenge!  I'm just sharing one project with you today, but there are more over at our Challenge Blog!

I've used the sketch to create a 6x6 card featuring adorable "Holly Jolly" papers from Echo Park, Tim Holtz dies (pennant & new alpha) and an adorable image I got last year from Stamping Bella.  I really wanted to use red & white twine with him, but couldn't get my hands on any last year, so it was perfect that I could use the combo for this!  Nothing too elaborate about this card, I pretty much stuck to the sketch... but I had fun with my image, adding Liquid Applique, Stickles & Glossy Accents for fun textures & shine!

Hope you like it, and I hope you'll play along with us this month!  I'd love to see what you create with my sketch!

p.s. we are sooo close to getting 100 followers on our blog, if you're not already one, we'd love to have you join us as a follower! ;)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Basic Grey: Picadilly Cards

We've got Basic Grey POTM this week, and this month's kit, featuring Picadilly, seems perfect for cards (though our layouts were lovely too!), with so many great sticker designs! Here's what I've created with my leftover papers & stickers...
Isn't the row of apples sweet?  I just added some silk ribbon and a tiny tag (from the new Tag It kit from Lifestyle Crafts)
I used a simple but fun zig-zag fold for this card, featuring a berry sticker & letter stickers (I hand wrote the rest of the sentiment)
Aren't these chickens sweet?  I printed up the sentiment on white cardstock for everyone, and simply embellished it with black & white twine.
And here's another zig-zag fold, this one uses one of the die cut labels in our kit, embellished with a butterfly & letter stickers.  Inside is another "Tag It" kit tag.
These cards are great for using up scraps when you're finishing up a project... hope they inspire you to make some fun cards soon!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Introducing our new Kitchen Corner!

Introducing something completely different at Creative Accents... our new Kitchen Corner!  We've been looking for ways to expand our customer base, and with quality kitchen gadgets (many of them Swiss!) we're hoping this will be it!  So please, tell your friends who have kitchens (that should be all of them!) to stop by and check out our Kitchen Corner!  If we have a positive response, we'll be bringing in even more variety soon!

Here's a sampling of the products available in the store starting Monday:

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Holly Jolly Christmas Card Class

Join us on Wednesday night (tomorrow!) and make some Holly, Jolly Christmas Cards!  We're working with fun & colourful papers from Echo Park to create 3 each of these three cards for just $17.  Space is limited, so please call the store to sign up today if you'd like to come!

Class is at 6:30pm on Wednesday, but feel free to come a bit early if you'd like to get a head start on your colouring (there may be a bit of 'homework' with this class if you don't).

You will need your basic class kit (adhesives, distress ink, scissors...) as well as your favourite colouring supplies (Copics, pencil crayons...).  See you there!

Saturday, November 05, 2011

November Challenge: Sketch!

It's time for another challenge over at our Seriously Creative Challenge blog!  Today I'm sharing with you a scrapbook page that Mom (Julie) created inspired by the sketch. 
She's used papers & stickers from Kaiser Craft's "Hunt & Gather" collection... I love how perfect they are with this old photo of my Dad & my uncle when they were young boys.  She's kept things pretty simple here, with just the addition of some silk ribbon (new in the store!) and some bling.

Here's the sketch (by ME, Tara!) we're all playing with this month... hope you'll join us!  Visit the challenge blog and some of our DT members to see what they did with the sketch!

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Life loves the passionate

Just a quick post today to share a card I made for Mom & Dad's anniversary this year... It was a couple weeks ago, but they've been away this week to celebrate!

All the papers & flowers are from the Printery collection by Prima- it's gorgeous!  I've used stamps from Memory Box for my main image- many layers of ink & spray to create the fun texture you see!  The sentiment is from stickers by Cosmo Cricket.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

November Stamp of the Month

Wow- time is flying by, isn't it?  It's a new month and therefore time to share with you our new Stamp of the Month- a great set of 4 border stamps from Hero Arts & Basic Grey!  There are four distinct designs, all of which coordinate with the new Basic Grey collection, Little Black Dress.
Our Design Team member, Janet, worked with me on our samples this month- hope they inspire you!  There are so many possibilities when you're working with border stamps!  Here's a closer look at our cards!  These first two are by Janet, you can find out more about what she did on her blog (I'm not sure if they'll be on the blog too, but she brought me several other fun samples as well, so check them out when you're in the store next!)

 I (Tara) made these next two, using the LBD papers with the stamps.  This next one is my fave, featuring a new 'Snow Diva' stamp by Whipper Snapper.  I've used the leopard print border stamp on her paper pieced hat & bag as well as on the border of the card.  I stamped it simply in black, then added some shading with brown Copic Markers where the design had some natural shading.  I've also used a border die from the new Border "IT KIT" gift set from Lifestyle Crafts!  I love the punch of turquoise with the animal print- so fun!  Liquid Applique on her hat and the snow at her feet add additional texture to this card.
 This next one is really simple- I created a frame with the crosshatch design and added a simple embossed sentiment and paper flowers.  Again, I've used LBD papers for a bit of extra texture.
Hope you like our cards!  As always, this set of stamp is available for SOTM members for 35% off the regular price!  Pick up your stamps by the 15th of the month and you'll save on any other Hero Arts stamps you purchase as well!