Thursday, November 27, 2014

Let it snow

Oh there is snow in Southern Ontario! 
I took some time to make my Christmas cards last night. I used my 

Tim Holtz Texture Fades - Brick & Woodgrain Embossing Folders, to create the brick look. 


This has to be one of my favorite folders! I used odds and ends to create the star and banner. 


Don't forget to check out the 12 hour special


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

It's Hockey Time!!

We are now well into Hockey Season and my son Benny is playing for the first time.  I don't know where he gets it from because we have never exposed him to it.  I never aspired to be a Hockey Mom. He suited up for the first time and he said "Mama, I am gonna be famous!"....with conviction!  I had to capture the moment.  I used the Simple Stories collection "Say Cheese", along with the Bella Blvd collection "Halloween Magic", both collections are great for boy layouts!! 




Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Mixed Media Canvas

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!  

I wasn't able to attend Cari Fennell's Prima Canvas workshop in September so I purchased a kit.  At the Fall Retreat in Grand Bend, Kim and I were finally able to play with the kit!  If you can recall, it turned out quite different than Cari's, but only due to the colour choices I made.  That is the great thing about mixed media - you end up with a unique piece every time!! 

A Canvas such as this would make a great Christmas present!!!   Some of the supplies used:

Prima Color Bloom Sprays
Prima Modelling Paste
Prima Glass Beads
Prima Bottle Cap Embellishments

And don't forget that we have started our BLACK FRIDAY SALE!!!

Deals will be coming & going all week long, so be sure to check back every day, several times a day so you don't miss out!! Sold on a first come basis only while supplies last. The minute you see something you'd like, get your order in right away!! We cannot guarantee availability as shoppers will be shopping in-store and online at the same time. Ends Friday, November 28 at midnight. Online shoppers, take advantage of our Shop & Ship Option & save on shipping too! Remember to check back several times a day between now & Nov. 28!! Have fun!!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Black Friday Sale Starting NOW!!!!

 
Deals will be coming & going all week long, so be sure to check back every day, several times a day so you don't miss out!! Sold on a first come basis only while supplies last. The minute you see something you'd like, get your order in right away!! We cannot guarantee availability as shoppers will be shopping in-store and online at the same time. Ends Friday, November 28 at midnight. Online shoppers, take advantage of our Shop & Ship Option & save on shipping too! Remember to check back several times a day between now & Nov. 28!! Have fun!!

"December" Calendar Class

Good morning, all! Today, I wanted to share with you a layout that I created for the "December" Calendar Class using some of the papers from the Simple Stories "Cozy Christmas" line. Rather than go with the more traditional Christmas colours, I decided to focus on gold and cream. I thought that if you printed your photos in Sepia, this would be very dramatic.

 
I used some Memory Box Ornament dies, the small Blooming Poinsettia die, and the Wink of Stella Clear Brush. I love these Crystals from Prima as well. We will also be stamping and embossing using the Lindy's Gold Embossing Powder.


This class will be on December 14 at 1:30 p.m. Have a great week!
Karen

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Festive Collection Christmas Cards

Good Morning Everyone,

Next Sunday I will be teaching two more of Judy's amazing cards. The dies she used are from Creative Expression. We will be using "Joy" and the Holly Spray. I will be sharing some of Judy's tricks in making her gorgeous cards, so I hope you will join me next Sunday from 1-4. I have a couple of spots open. You can register on line or call the store at 519-473-5751.







Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Kim





Saturday, November 22, 2014

Blog Candy Winner!!!


It's time to announce our most recent blog candy winner!
Thank you for sharing your favourite crafty tools
The hands down most popular choice are die cutting machines
Big shot, Cuttlebug, Vagabond- you name it we love it
And the Misti is new to me- will look into it and see if it is something we can get!

All right now on to the winner.....

So very hard to choose, but I would have to say my Distress Ink pads and refills - use them each and every time I craft cause they are so versatile!
Congrats Paper Crazy Lady!!!
Please email me at ajmurdock@sympatico.ca by Nov 29th to claim your prize!

Stay tuned for our next Blog Candy giveaway!

Cheers, Andrea

Friday, November 21, 2014

Penny Black Christmas card!


Happy Friday! A Christmas card with Penny Black, in traditional colours and a bow, we haven't used bows in a while...This card is for DONATE AND CREATE, Wednesday, November 26 at 1 PM. Please come and join us, if you can, bring a donation ( for the month of December we are asking you to bring a toy) and a basic tool kit.....together we can make a difference!
                                                Happy Crafting, Anja

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Oh the weather outside is ...

Hello friends, 
As I write this post we just got hit with the white stuff. 
I am happy to report that I am sitting in front of my fireplace nice and cozy. 
So how can I not share this fabulous card from our very own Judy! 


Look at the stunning details of these beautiful cards. 



Take advantage fo the fabulous sale Sheila has put on for us this week. Save 20% off Memory Box and Spellbinders
Look at these fabulous products. 



Have a great day. 


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Our 7th ANNIVERSARY event is coming up fast!!!!

Wow ... It's so hard to believe it was seven years ago we turned our on-line store into a fabulous retail store!! All together we've been in business for 12 years!! Through these years we have met so many wonderful people and have formed many life-long friendships. For seven years we have been in our 3400 sq.ft. haven of crafting supplies. We have seen many changes in techniques and products used and are always excited to get the newest gadgets in our hands. We truly are as passionate about our hobby as you are and we plan to continue to grow & learn to be the best we can be!! Thanks for coming along for the ride ... now it's time to celebrate!! 

Join our talented Divas, Kim, Lori & Lynn, and create these gorgeous Prima Doll Tags!! You will be working with a variety of mediums, while learning helpful tips & techniques that can be applied for all of your crafting projects. All you need to bring are your fine-tipped scissors, liquid adhesive (such as Tombow) and 3D foam squares. If you have one, please bring a Craft Nib Holder (for your own personal use), otherwise some will be available for sharing. Everything else will be provided for you!! We have two class times available, click on the links to register online:
Afternoon Class: 1pm - 4pm

Each registered student will receive a FREE 6x6 paper pad. You will be using a few sheets from your paper pad to create your tags and then you can take your paper pad home to re-create even more tags & projects! As a registered participant, you will also receive a BONUS GIFT FROM US!! There will be yummy treats and in-store specials too!! Seats are going quickly, so get yourself registered and get ready for a fabulous crafting celebration with our Divas on our 7th Anniversary of having our retail store!!

Please still come and join us for cake & fabulous in-store specials
even if you are not registered for our Prima Doll tags!! 
TOY DRIVE RAFFLE TABLE! 
Bring an unwrapped toy(s) for our annual Toy Drive and receive a FREE raffle ticket for our raffle table where you could win FABULOUS prizes!! Let's see how many toys we can collect and make sure every child has a gift this Christmas! 
See you December 6th - Doors open at 9am!!