Thursday, February 28, 2008

Leap Day SALE

It's Leap Day- celebrate the rare occasion of February 29th with us by
enjoying the following one day specials:

Scor-Pal: reg $39.95 on SALE $29.95
QK Cookie Cutter Nesting shape dies: reg. $33.99 on SALE $29
QuicKutz Squeeze die cutting tool SAVE $29: reg $89, SALE just $60!
Stickers (reg. $1.50-$2.00) on SALE $1.29
CARDS magazine back issues 2 for $29 (reg. 24.95 each!)

Happy Leap Day! Hope it's a creative one!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Leap Day!

We're celebrating "Leap Day" this year (Feb 29) with a stamp & crop night this Friday night! Please give us a call to let us know you'd like to join us- we'll be stamping & scrapbooking and just generally enjoying this rare occassion :) Bring a friend & some munchies to share! We'll start at 6:30pm and go till 12ish. Cost is just $5 and includes studio space and use of our many tools & resources. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Products we Love Feb 25- March 1

This is our final week of our "Products we Love" sale- these items are on 14% off this week!

Scenic Route Papers We love these double sided papers in fresh colours and patterns! We love their scrap strips, which give you a variety of patterns (and words) on one sheet of paper. We love the variety of themes and styles. We love how so many of their designs cross over from feminine to masculine. We love the trendy touch they add to layouts and cards!

Tombow Markers
We love these dual tipped watercolor markers and the variety of colors they come in. We love their vibrant colors and how juicy & long lasting they are. We love that you can use them for a variety of techniques (regular coloring, watercolouring, direct to rubber...). We love that you can buy them buy the dozen or individually.

Stamping Bella
We just love the unmounted images from Stamping Bella! We love that it’s a Canadian company, with a variety of images from sassy to chic. We love the variety of occasions and ages we can use these stamps for. We just love how cute “Bella” is and how fun she is to colour and create with! We also love that there is always something new coming out from this fresh, funky, Canadian company!

Monday, February 18, 2008

this weeks Products we LOVE!

... on sale this week (Feb. 18-23) for 14% off are the following products that we love:

*MAYA ROAD* We love the great shapes you can get these die-cuts in and
how they are so alterable, making them coordinate with any paper line.
We love that they come in felt, chipboard and plastic.We love that they
can be inked, painted, crackled, distressed and covered with scrapbook
papers and then Diamond Glazed. They are also fun to use glitter glue on
for that Bling look.

*We R Memory Keepers Papers* We love these double sided papers with so many options for coordinating pages. We love how the "White Out" collection has great options for layouts with a masculine or feminine feel! We love that they are so easy to use and the ones with 4 designs on them are great for doing a quick 6 inch album. We also love the rubons and stickers that go with this line.

*Versa Color Ink Cubes* We love these pigment inks and use them for a lot of our small stamping projects. We love how there are so many colours to choose from and they are great for using with heat embossing. We love the small size because we can use a few colours together on one stamp. We love that they are
inexpensive so you can have a good selection in your collection.

Stop by this week and take advantage of the savings on these products we love :)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Just a quick note to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day! I hope it's filled with the things you love!

{by the way... I'm declaring it a guilt free chocolate eating day- enjoy!}

Monday, February 11, 2008

More things we LOVE...

... first of all, we love you, our wonderful customers! We're showing the love this week by offering you a free gift with any purchase over $20! While supplies last, you can choose from a free heart shaped QuicKutz die or a free sheet of Basic Grey 'love' themed rub ons! (one gift per customer) While you're in the store this week, you can also enter a draw for a fabulous collection of products by Imaginisce worth over $50!

Check out this weeks featured products we love- on sale 14% off until Saturday, Feb 16:

*My Minds Eye* We love the colors, textures & patterns of My Minds Eye
papers and we love that every line has coordinating titles & die cuts to
match with them! We love how quick it is to put together a layout with
all the elements complimenting each other perfectly! We love the variety
of colours & designs that work with so many different projects!

*Quickie Glue Pens* We love these little adhesive pens for all the fine
details on our projects. We love how easy it is to glue a variety of
things, just a dot at a time–- from die cut letters to strips of paper,
these quickie glue pens are a perfect fit.

*Distress Ink* We love these inks and use them on nearly every project
we make! We love that there are 24 different colors so they’ll match
everything - from neutral browns & earth tones to vibrant shades of
blue, pink, red & green. We love how easy it is to edge your papers with
them and we love all the other techniques you can use this versatile ink
for (watch for a class featuring Distress Ink sometime this spring!).

Thursday, February 07, 2008

My Favorite Things- coming soon

I'm excited about some new stamps we're bringing into the store, I hope you'll go check them out and let me know what you think about My Favorite Things! Please check out their clear stamps, their gallery (they have an incredible design team with fabulous sample cards) and post a comment on this message to let me know what your favorite stamp set is! I'm placing an order today or tomorrow... Can't wait to play with some new stamps!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

February Specials- Products we LOVE

PRODUCTS WE LOVE: This February we're featuring some of our favourite
products with 14% savings on a few different products each week!
This week you can save 14% on (until Feb 9):

- Hero Arts Card Art Stamps- We love these new 2008 designs which come
in a kit with some bling & 2 cards & envelopes. We love the variety of
designs and how quick & easy it is to put together a beautiful card with
just a few other materials. We also love all the samples Hero Arts has
on their website featuring these stamps (www.heroarts.com)!

- Chipboard Monograms (Making Memories & Pressed Petals)- We love these
8" tall letters because they are so much fun to personalize & they make
great gifts! We love to spell out a word or decorate a single
monogram. We love to load them up with patterned papers &
embellishments or simply cover them with paint or ink. We also love
that even kids can have a great time using monograms (check out the
samples in our store by Rena's kids!).

- Basic Grey papers- We love the unique designs, colours & textures of
Basic Grey papers! We love that their collections include a variety of
'solids' to coordinate beautifully with their unique patterned designs.
We love how versatile they are (there seems to be a Basic Grey paper to
go with every project). We love how easy it is to use a few patterns
together on one project.

We're really excited about our new QuicKutz Club, and hope you will be
too! February marks the beginning of our club- with special discounts
exclusively for members! Before I tell you what they are, let me update
you on one thing... you *don't* have to pay the full $60 sign up fee in
one shot- you can pay $30 at a time over a 2 month time frame. Club
members get 15% off QK regular prices every day, a free die each month
(February's will come later as we're waiting for a new release), a mini
class each month, plus exclusive specials like these...

QuicKutz Specials for February:
- Fabric binders (navy, pink & purple) Regular $28- SALE $18 for QK Club
Members
- Discontinued alphabets NEW in stock {special purchase- while
quantities last} just $75 or $60 for QK Club Members
- Paige classic uppercase
- Khaki mini uppercase
- CK Handprint mini uppercase & shadow ($150 for set or $120 for QK
Club Members)
- Marisa mini uppercase {arriving soon}
- Katie classic uppercase {arriving soon}
- 2x2 dies on SALE single kutz $7 (reg. $7.99) double kutz $14 (reg.
$15.49) QK Club Members get an *additional* 15% off these prices!

we LOVE cupcakes


Yes... I am a bit obsessed with cupcakes at the moment... they're just the cutest little things, and I love stuff that looks as good as it tastes! This past summer when I went to Vancouver with some girlfriends, we went out of our way to visit Cupcakes and got the yummiest variety of mini cupcakes... with the arrival of my Hero Arts cupcake stamps (sold out right now, but we'll be getting more!), I could finally scrapbook these photos. I used Two Scoops papers & alpha stickers, my QK heart cookie cutter dies, The QK Silhouette for my bold title, a felt border by Queen & Co. and lots of little flowers & bling!

February SOTM

Introducing our February Stamp(s) of the month! This month we're featuring a fun set of 3 messages by Hero Arts: You sparkle, you're a real gem, and hope your day shines. These messages are perfect for a variety of occassions that call for a bit of sparkle... so you'll want to stock up on some bling to coordinate with these babies!

I love this fun birthday card, featuring Two Scoops paper by Basic Grey and my new cupcakes stamps by Hero Arts. A touch of glitter glue finishes off this card!

Tanya made this card, which would be perfect for Valentine's Day, a wedding or an anniversary... I love the choice of neutral colors & how the brown image sets off the sparkles in the 'sky'!

This card was the first thing that came to mind when I saw this message- a bold 'thanks' card! I cut the letters (Moxie classic by QK) out of Sugar Coated Cardstock and then covered each letter with Diamond Glaze for some extra pizazz.

It's that time of year... there are lots of weddings being planned and the bride-to-be always has a certain sparkle about her! Congrats to my friend Elise, who'll be getting a card like this real soon :)

We've got a few extra sets of this months SOTM, so even if you're not on our list, you can enjoy the 35% discount on this great set of messages!