Friday, December 28, 2012

Boxing Week Blowout

· NEW QuicKutz Knotty & Nice Gift Sets $39.99 (save $10)
· All Patterned Paper- Buy 10 Get 10 FREE!
· Christmas Stamps- 50% off!
· All QuicKutz dies & accessories with the OLD logo/packaging (including alphas)- 70% off
· Clearance Products- 70% off (SAVE 80% on Friday ONLY!)
· ALL stamps & stickers- Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
· Cardstock- 30% off when you buy 10 or more sheets
· All dies (Lifestyle Crafts, Sizzix, Spellbinders, Memory Box…) 25% off
· almost EVERYTHING else* 35% off
(*sorry, no discount on Coffee, Copic markers & Die Cut Machine Bundles, storage items and any new arrivals not yet on the shelves. Valid only on in stock items, not applicable to items on hold or pre-ordered items)

Monday, December 24, 2012

Joy to the World

I was inspired to make a Christmas version of this card that was featured on the Sizzix blog, and I love how it turned out!  I love taking everyday products and giving them a Christmas twist... and this song is a favourite of mine, celebrating the true meaning of Christmas!

Joy to the World , the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.

Joy to the World, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.

No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as, the curse is found.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.

Here's a great instrumental medley I'm loving this year (it's not exactly traditional!  LOL):

I hope you enjoy a wonderful Christmas holiday with family, friends and loved ones!  


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Distress Christmas

Probably my favourite class this holiday season was the Distress Christmas Card Class!  It's no secret that the Distress product line is an absolute favourite of mine- the possibilities are endless and the colours are amazing!  I used a lot of Tim Holtz products (Sizzix & Stampers Anonymous) as well as some Memory Box stamps & dies.  Here's a close up (in an alternate shade of green) of one of the cards:
This one went together quickly and has some great texture and shimmer (pearl white embossed background and Distress Stickles on the tree).

We at Creative Accents are officially CLOSED for the Christmas holidays!  We will be CLOSED through Thursday, Dec. 27 and will OPEN again on Friday, Dec. 28 @ 10:30am with some Boxing Week Savings! 

We look forward to spending time with family & friends, and wish the same and ALL the blessings of the season!  Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Simply Handmade Christmas

Here's a few cards from another recent class- this Simply Handmade collection by Simple Stories was VERY popular this year, and so fun to work with- it pairs perfectly with my fave kraft cardstock and wooden embellishments & twine! 

I didn't get around to taking close up photos of these cards... instead you get a glimpse of my messy workspace ;)

Friday, December 21, 2012

Jolly Cards

Here's a few fun & simple cards from a 'Holly Jolly Christmas' class we had a few weeks ago!  With all the great papers available, it doesn't take much to make a fabulous card- even at the last minute! 

These cards feature papers by BoBunny & Graphic 45, stamps from Hero Arts & Inkadinkado and dies from Sizzix & QuicKutz!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

December 12 Tags {x2}

I'm back with another quick post... today to share with you the tags I created following Tim Holtz's inspiration/instruction for the 12 Tags of 2012- our December tag and the bonus tag :)  Both these tags were fabulous and so much fun to make- I made several mini's that coordinated so I have some pretty gift tags to use as well!  Hope you enjoy my take on Tim's tags... I stuck pretty close to his examples!

Today we have Coffee & a Card at the store today... but there's no card, with Christmas just a few days away, we've got a variety of gift cards for you to create!  Stop by and see us- we're open until 8 tonight!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Aspen Frost {Take 2}

Here's a few more simple cards created with leftovers from our Aspen Frost POTM class... so many great bits to make cards with! Mom (Julie) made these three cuties (2 of them use tags from the bonus digital element that comes with POTM membership!):

If you are interested in Page of the Month- spots are available in class Tuesday & Wednesday night this week!  We are also taking sign ups for our next full year, starting in March!  Ask us for the details and the perks of committing to a full year!

Monday, December 17, 2012

All is Calm

In the midst of this very busy final week before Christmas, I thought I'd share some calm with you!  This card features a beautiful image by Sweet Pea Stamps that I coloured with my Copics.  My papers are by My Mind's Eye (LOVE this collection!) as is the washi tape.  I've finished it off with some wooden snowflakes by Crate Paper, paper twine by Tim Holtz and some of my fave Prima bling :) 

These papers were so easy to work with, I even did the inside of the card!  Just added a stamped sentiment and some bits of washi tape.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Simply Snowy

This is a great simple design from a recent Coffee & Card drop in featuring some pretty paper (Basic Grey), twine, a snowflake die cut and a simple sentiment (Hero Arts)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Aspen Frost Cards {take 1}

Just a quick post today to share 3 simple cards made with Basic Grey's Aspen Frost collection!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

More Spice Than Sugar {December 'tis the Season Challenge}

We've got a new challenge over at our Seriously Creative Challenge Blog and our goal was to make it an easy one for you to play along with! Check out all the details here.

My project has actually been a few years in the making... but it's finally ready to wear this Christmas season ;)  I cut the designs with my Silhouette (Cameo's are in stock NOW if you've got one on your Christmas wish list!) from their smooth Heat Transfer material, ironed it on to a long sleeve t-shirt and finally this year finished it off with some heat activated rhinestones.   I have a similar design done for my sister that says "more sugar than spice" ;)
With any luck, I'll be back soon with more projects... lots to share with you in the days coming up to Christmas!

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Dec 2012 SOTM

Can you believe that December is here already?  I opened up my first box from our Advent Exchange this morning (yay!) and am ready to listen to Christmas tunes almost 24/7!  I'm thrilled to be sharing with you our December Stamp Of The Month, a fabulous set of sentiments by Hero Arts!  These whimsical sayings are a perfect finishing touch for your Christmas cards & tags and I had fun working with a guest DT member, our fabulous friend Tanya!   We used the vintage chic City Sidewalks collection by Pink Paislee for our cards this month.

First up is a card I made- I kept it pretty simple with a beautiful Memory Box ornament die, and a sentiment double stamped in green & black.
Here's a quick tag I made as well with an inky Distressed background and a simple touch of bling and holly leaves.  I cut apart the sentiment & rearranged it to fit better in the space I had!  I love that you can do that with clear stamps :)
Tanya let the inspiration flow and created these next three fabulous cards!  This first features a snowman by Kraftin' Kimmie
This one features a Tim Holtz reindeer die cut from a coffee sleeve & glammed up :)
and lastly, the fabulous new Poinsettia die & embossing folder, also by Tim Holtz!
Aren't they pretty?  This sentiment set is bold & beautiful, I think it'll find it's way onto a lot of my projects this season!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Advent Season... hope December is full of wonderful, creative days!