Thursday, September 25, 2008

new goodies...

I've got this nasty cold that's going around and it just seems to sap the life out of me, so I'm a bit remiss in sharing with y'all the new goodies that have been arriving in the store this week! Let's see what I can remember...
- coredinations cardstock packs back in stock (BIG 8.5x11 packs- yum!)
- QuicKutz new fall & winter shapes (including some fabulous 12" borders... okay, including LOTS of fabulous new designs, this is a great release!)
- storage sheets for the new 'all in one' storage binder from QK! Binders aren't here yet, but you can start with the sheets and have fun filling them ;)
- new colours of Adhesive Vinyl from QK! I can't wait to play with this stuff and make some new wall words!
- A-muse stamps- lots of great winter messages and a selection of other random designs (including our October SOTM, which I can't wait to reveal to you!)
- new 8.5x11 patterned cardstock by A-muse- awesome for card making!
- fabulous A-muse ribbons
- Halloween papers by Little Yellow Bicycle (plus stickers & embellishments! this has been really popular so far!)
- the 'round it all' tool by bind it all. Round anything up to 1/8" thick! Yay!
- bind it all binding coils
- shaped bling by Kaiser Krafts- too fun!
- and a bunch more... come check it out! Things are flying off the back table before they even get to the shelves these days!

Have a fantastic, creative day!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

new stamp companies!

By popular request, we've set up an account with HANNA STAMPS and will be placing an order in the next week or so!

Please check out their website and browse through their CLEAR stamp sets, featuring "Hanna" and their WOOD-mounted stamps, featuring "Riley the Moose".

Let us know what you think of these stamp designs & if there are any you would like to special order, as we will probably just order a small selection our first time through. If you already own some Hanna Stamps, we'd love to see the stamps themselves or anything you've created with them! We love samples ;)

Another stamp company we're thinking of ordering from in the near future can be found here please let us know what you think of "Clear Dollar Stamps" designs and let us know if there are any you'd like to order!

(please keep in mind that we can order only STAMPS, not accessories, from these companies, and that prices will be slightly higher due to shipping/brokerage fees, etc.)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

One of these cards...

... is not like the others! (Remember that Sesame Street song?) Here's the close ups of our Setpember SOTM cards plus a bonus card (by request again!) from one of the amazing artists at Magenta. Enjoy!

Cards, Cards, Cards!

Here's a smattering of cards to inspire you... some fabulous samples from Cheryl (whose cards I'm gonna *try* to post here regularly when they arrive in our store!). Cheryl mails us cards each month and there's always lots of oohs and ahs around the store when they arrive! Here's some of her latest, as well as a recent one we had a request for a photo of. Enjoy! (Check out the cool stuff she did with embossing on her cards- love it!)

{Check out the backdrop I photographed each of these cards on! They're from the fabulous new papers by Core'dinations- these ones from the Vintage collection. Love these papers, can't wait to play with them in an actual project!)

Monday, September 08, 2008

*Autumn Classes at Creative Accents*

Register for Classes in the store, by e-mailing us at or by calling 392-3829. Class sizes are limited.
Please pay at least 24 hrs. 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: 12” Paper Trimmer,
Scissors, Dry Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, 3D Dots, Brown Distress Ink,
Pencil, Black fine tip Pen.*

Midnight Crop Just $5
Saturday, September 20 & Saturday, October 25—starts at 6pm
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.

October’s crop will feature a ‘Show & Tell’ from our QuicKutz retreat in

5th Avenue Style {mini book} $20 Thurs. Sept.11 7pm , Sat. Oct.25 1:30pm
Join us to create a classy mini book with the “5th Avenue” collection by
Making Memories in shades of blue, green, black & cream. We’ll use a
variety of papers, stickers & embellishments together on a pocket fold
mini book with lots of room for photos & journaling. With all the
options available you’ll find this project is versatile enough to use
for a variety of occasions!

Masculine Motif {cards} $18 Monday, Sept 15, 7pm
Do you feel stuck when you set out to make masculine style cards? This
class will give you some ideas for classy cards with a masculine feel,
perfect for a variety of occasions. We’ll use several sheets of Basic
Grey patterned paper’s from the Boxer line to give you enough for extra
when the class is through! We'll create 5 cards using a variety of
stamps, ribbons & die cuts.

So Noted {cards/gift} $35 Tuesday, Sept 23, 7pm & Saturday, Oct. 4, 2pm
When you’re in a pinch for the perfect gift, we’ve got you covered with
this class! This beautiful folded card holder, filled with six 5x5
cards, is a gift anyone would be happy to receive! It features the
Mellow collection by Basic Grey and ties together with a long length of
ribbon. As usual, you’ll have lots of great products to take home & make
more! Ask us about additional supplies required.

Get Scrappin! {scrapbooking} $25 Wed, Oct. 1, 6:30pm
Join us to create THREE 12x12 double-paged layouts in one night! We’ll
use just the basics (Bazzill cardstock & Chatterbox papers) and set up
some layouts, each of which will be ready for multiple photos and final
embellishments when you get home! This class is good for all levels of
scrapbookers– from beginners just getting started to advanced scrappers
who want to get a bunch of photos in their albums! Just bring your class
kit and be ready to scrap!

For the Birds {cards/ stamping} $15 Tuesday, October 21, 7pm
I’m just loving all the birds you see in stamps, paper, home décor,
clothing and more… this class will celebrate birds while we create cards
for a variety of occasions. Song birds, owls & crows will join us and
add to the fun as we create at least 3 unique cards!

Scrap Pink “Top Ten”{mini book} $39 Mon. Oct. 27, 7pm & Sat.Nov. 1
Create a beautiful mini album celebrating the top ten things you love
about someone or something in Basic Grey’s Scrap Pink charity album.
Best of all, no fussy cutting around the scalloped edges of the
chipboard album! Class includes lots of fabulous Basic Grey products
(from the ’Perhaps’ paper line) and your fee includes a $5 charitable
donation. Bring: Class kit, Additional Supplies TBA

Canvas Decor {home decor} $25 Sat. Sept 20, 1:30pm, Mon. Oct.6 7pm
Create a beautiful piece of home décor for your walls in this fun class!
You’ll love creating a seasonal or colourful item you can proudly
display in your home (or give as a fantastic gift for any occasion!).
We’ll play with color & texture as we create a work of art that is
uniquely yours. Bring: class kit. 2 Paintbrushes (med. /Lg).

Please Bring the following Class Kit to ALL classes:
12” Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Dry Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots, 3D Dots,
Brown Distress Ink, Pencil, Black fine tip Pen.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

QuicKutz Revolution Love


Just wanted to share this new video I found of the new Revolution LOVE (aka the 'love machine') by QuicKutz- available at the end of October. Can't wait!

{if anyone can tell me how to actually encase this video on the blog without screwing up my formatting, please let me know... otherwise, just follow the link!}

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

September Stamp of the Month!

Introducing our September Stamp of the Month, "Prairie Flowers" by Old Island Stamp Company. It's been ages since we got a shipment from Old Island, and I'm impressed once again with the gorgeous images and fabulous quality of rubber stamps. I love the wispy, autumn feel of this image and both Mom & I enjoyed playing with the stamp (I especially enjoyed using the new "Ambrosia" collection by Basic Grey with it!)

I'll post close ups of the cards along with more details soon... here's a bonus project I made- a cute little note book (with coasters & my new Zutter Bind it All tool!) featuring some scholarly "Obscure" papers by Basic Grey- I love how the SOTM image blends right in with the patterned paper! Isn't the new dragonfly alpha by QK adorable? Love it!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

QK Class & September Savings

You are invited to join us for a QuicKutz Class on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 6:30pm or Saturday, Sept. 6 at 2pm. This class is FREE for members of our QuicKutz club or $7.50 for everyone else! This "T.L.C." class will include a tag, card & layout - celebrating our love for QuicKutz and featuring brand new products :) The class will also feature a demo of the Silhouette electronic die cutting tool. Please RSVP by phone, email or in the store to let us know if you can make it!

QuicKutz September Savings!
- Discontinued Alphabets 30% off (35% off for Club Members) while supplies last
- Clearance Dies 50% off (65% off for Club Members)
- Cookie Cutter Dies (sets of 6 sm. shapes) 25% off
- 4” Dies Buy 1- 20% off, Buy 2– 25% off, Buy 3– 30% off

QK Club Member Special: Cookie Cutter Alphabets 25% off