Saturday, January 26, 2008

we played today!

We took some time to play today... mom & I each managed to complete a layout between customers, something that almost never happens, so we're pretty pleased with ourselves!

Mom used new 'Around the Block' pet papers to scrap these sweet photos of a Christmas Cat Nap:

I finally took time to scrap my trip to Vancouver with some girlfriends this past August- a shopping trip is always an important part of any girls trip! I used papers from the "TRUE" collection by Fancy Pants:

We both had fun mixing QuicKutz alphabets for funky titles- Mom's features Moxie & Journal (soon to be retired- order yours soon!) and mine features Washington (also soon to be retired) and Paige mini (retired). We both also used Page Maps as a starting point... it really helps when you want to finish a project today (and takes so much guess work out of it). We looooove Page Maps!

Hope you like the layouts as much as we do! Have a creative weekend!

p.s. new $1.50 stamps have arrived from Hampton Arts (Studio G)- get 'em while they're hot!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

TLC class- every colour

This months TLC (tag layout card) class is themed 'every colour' and this is a sample of the layout you'll make if you join us on Wednesday night!

{photo is my cousin's daughter, Annabelle, with her colourful blankie!}

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

New QuicKutz

Don't these new spring shapes just take your mind to warmer places (something I'm always looking for this time of year)? They're brand new & in stock today from QuicKutz ! We also have in LOTS of new shapes in time for Valentine's Day projects, including these brand new shapes:

Feel the Love... and check out these & more great QK shapes, while you take advantage of fantastic savings on in stock QK tools & alphabets right now!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Two Scoops is here!

The new "Two Scoops" collection from Basic Grey is hear (the first shipment, at least!) and I've gotta say... I love it! In shades of pink, yellow, blue & green it's a very versatile line that I'm sure we'll find a hundred uses for! Basic Grey has released coordinating brads as well as new "chipstickers" and a full color rub on booklet! We also have in the new rub on tool, which works pretty slick!

First off, though, is the "Love Notes" class with a kit of products (paper, stickers, rub ons, ribbon) worth the cost of the class fee (just $25)! You'll have lots of extras to play with after creating 8 'sentimental' cards for Valentines Day, anniversaries, weddings and more. I created 3 more cards with the extra materials in less than an hour, not too bad! Classes are scheduled for Sat. Jan. 19 at 2pm and Tues. the 29th at 6:30pm. Space will fill quickly, so sign up soon! {By the way, this class will not take as long as the 'card crazy' class before Christmas... and the cards will all fit standard envelopes!}

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

January SOTM

Introducing our January Stamp of the Month- 'Glideabella' with 'warm hugs' greeting by Stamping Bella! I had fun creating some cards with a wintery theme, I think they'll be perfect for birthdays, skating parties, thank you cards and lots more. She's so fun with a touch of bling, stamped on a tag or embellished with a fluffy liquid applique collar!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Class Calendar

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.

Card Art {stamping} $25 Mon. Jan. 14, 6:30pm OR Sat. Feb. 23, 2pm
This class features the “Card Art” collection of stamps from the 2008 Hero Arts catalog! You’ll create 3 cards while learning three different techniques for creating beautiful cards using just one stamp. Your class fee includes a Card Art stamp package. (your choice from a selection) Bring: class kit

All About Me {Mini Book} $20 Thurs. Jan 17, 1pm
You scrapbook your family, your pets & your friends… but what about you? Create this adorable envelope mini album as a way to record your favourite things & the stuff that makes you unique! Make it for yourself to start 2008 off right, or do it as a keepsake for your kids to help them get to know you better. Bring: Class Kit. Class size limited.

Love Notes {cards} $25 Sat. Jan 19 2pm OR Tues. Jan 29 6:30pm
Get a jump start on Valentines and all purpose sentimental cards with this class featuring Two Scoops, the newest collection by Basic Grey! We’ll create up to 8 cards in a variety of formats & you’ll enjoy extra materials from your class kit (worth over $23) to take home and create some more! Bring: class kit, ruler, anywhere hole punch, craft knife with sharp blade, scoring tool, scalloped deco scissors. Class size is limited for each date. Class will not be longer than 3 hours :) A third class may be scheduled for another time if these dates don’t work for you– please let us know!

T.L.C. {Tag. Layout. Card} $15 Wed. Jan 23 6:30pm, Tues. Feb 12 6:30pm
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

Asian Elegance {cards} $15 Mon. Feb. 4, 6:30pm
You’ll create two Asian inspired cards using paper folding techniques! You’ll learn to fold a paper kimono & mount it on a lovely fan shaped card as well as trying your hand at iris folding. These cards are lovely and timeless and you’re sure to enjoy trying something new! Bring: class kit, craft knife with sharp blade, scotch tape, scoring tool.

Stamping 101 {stamping} $10 or 2/$15 Wed. Feb 6, 6:30pm
So you want to start stamping… this class will cover some of the basics to get you started making unique cards in a minimal amount of time! We’ll cover the tools of the trade (including ink types), simple ways to add color and heat embossing. No materials required– come with a friend for a price break on your class fee!

Heart Throb CD Tin {Mini Book} $20 Mon. Jan 28, 1pm
Create this adorable mini book in a CD tin for your sweetheart this Valentine’s day and tell them they make your heart sing! You’ll love creating this accordion folded mini book in a funky combination of red and turquoise & filling it with snapshots of you & your sweetie. Bring: Class kit, scoring tool. Class size limited.

Friday Night Crop $5 Jan. 25 & Feb 29, 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.

Need more time to crop? Pick up your ticket for the Girl Guides Fundraiser Scrapbooking weekend! This event takes place from 6pm - 12am Feb 8 & 9am - 12am Feb 9 at Glendale School Gym. Snacks & drinks are provided throughout the weekend as well as lunch & dinner on Saturday. The cost is $75 and tickets are available here at the store! There will be goodie bags, demos, layout contests & suprises throughout the two days!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Discount Postcard!

We've got a new discount postcard in the store- available while quantities last with your purchase! The coupon is worth 25% off any one item and is valid at the end of this month- get 'em while they're hot to warm up your winter days :)

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


We'll be busy over the next couple days (hopefully that's all it takes, after the hours we spent today!) doing inventory in the store, so please excuse the mess if you stop by to shop! You are welcome to come and shop- we've extended some of our boxing week sales while we continue to count :) You can still enjoy some great savings...
--> 40% off Christmas Stamps
--> 50% off the lowest price on Clearance items (papers are now 4 for $1! Come... shop... we don't want to count it!)
--> 20% off on all QuicKutz products

We've got lots of new items to go on the shelves as soon as inventory is finished with, and you can watch for new specials & some upcoming classes (including one featuring Basic Grey's newest line) announced this weekend or early next week! Our computer had to take a little trip to the repair shop in Kamloops (sigh) so we are 'borrowing' Mom's computer from home in the mean time. If you have sent us an email recently and haven't heard back from us, please send it again & we'll get back to you soon! We're feeling a bit out of sorts without our computer, but are doing the best we can to get back on track :) We're looking forward to sharing lots of creative ideas & products with you in 2008!