Thursday, February 28, 2013

Page Maps Challenge

My friend Tanya & I decided to challenge each other to actually USE the 2013 PageMaps calendar this year, instead of just looking at and being inspired by it :)

True to form, I got this layout done at the last minute, finishing at the end of January... not getting it posted until the end of February (this gives me a bit of play time to get the February page posted, right?).  I used the 'bonus' sketch at the beginning of the calendar with papers by BoBunny & Authentique, with some Pink Paislee & Crate Paper embellishments!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

12 Tags of 2013 {Jan & Feb}

Yikes... January became February and I didn't get my January tags blogged.  Today I realized that February is nearly over so I better get 'er done! 

So, to start off, I present to you my February 2013 Tag:
I had fun with this one, taking Tim's very Valentinesy (I'm gonna pretend that's a real word!) tag and tweaking it so it was still about LOVE but not so much about Valentine's Day :)  Shades of green & blue did the trick, and I used some fun (previously uninked) images from my Tim Holtz stamp stash together with a frame stamp by Hampton Art Stamps as my focal point.  We used a bottle cap & glossy accents for an embellishment, but mostly followed Tim's fabulous tutorial found here.

Here's the tag's Mom & I made in January:
 Mom's tag used some Basic Grey brads to add the date.  Mine (below) used some random embellishments from my stash...
both were inspired by Tim Holtz's January Tag you can find here.

I'm already looking forward to seeing Tim's March tag :)  We'll be hosting another 12 Tags Drop In on Saturday, March 16 at 1pm and we'd love to have you join us!  Those of us who can will stick around and CROP until late that night- should be a fun, creative day!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

 If you visit our store or blog with any sort of regularity, you know that we LOVE Distress Ink!  Today I wanted to share a Distress Ink heart with you as a special Valentine :)  Bonus- Distress Ink is one of the products we LOVE that is on sale this week 25% off! 

I used Distress Ink plus a few other fabulous products, to create a Valentine's Day card for my honey... it's simple, but inky and colourful :)  Hope it makes him smile!

While we're talking about Distress Ink- we'd love to have you join us this Saturday, Feb 16 at 11am for our next Technique Tags with Tara class- featuring Distress Ink!  All supplies are provided for $15, but you may want to bring your own Distress Ink pads & inking tools if you have them to cut down sharing time ;)

On Sale until Saturday are these 14 Products We LOVE:

Celebrating the products we LOVE!
14 of our favourite items, 25% off!
1.  BLING
2.  Alphabets (stickers, dies…)
3.  My Stik Adhesives
4.  Tim Holtz Distress Ink
5.  Glitter & Glitter Glue
6.  6x6 and 8x8 paper pads
7.  Kraft Core Cardstock
8.  Dylusions Sprays
9.  Spellbinders Dies
10.  Ribbon & Twine
11.  POTM page kits (from 2012-buy 2 or more to save)
12.  All Stamps
13.  District Market Products
14.  Stencils

PLUS- New BoBunny is now in stock (not included in this week's sale!)  Get it while it's HOT!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Class tonight!

Tuesday, February 12 @ 6:30pm
Join Tara & create a funky 5x5 frame as well as a card. We'll play with different inks, paints & textural details to create a one of kind home decor item or gift! We'll be working with Inka Gold, Glitter Glam, Distress Ink & more! Cost is just $20- call the store and sign up now!


Tuesday, February 05, 2013

February SOTM

Introducing our February Stamp of the Month- a beautiful set of LOVE themed sentiment stamps by Impression Obsession!  We've paired it with papers from American Crafts & Glitz and some great QuicKutz dies to make some simple samples for you, many of which are perfect for Valentine's Day, Weddings & Anniversaries!

First up is a card tweaked from a design by Impression Obsession!  This card is also our Coffee & Card project for this coming Thursday- hope you'll drop in and see us and make one for just $2!
A repeating design as a background and the addition of glitter glue are the finishing touches of this card:
This gorgeous sentiment was stamped twice for extra impact:
I love this 'Oh Happy Day' sentiment- pair it with a calendar cut out (found on many different patterned papers right now- this one from Simple Stories) and you can highlight an anniversary or birthday for the recipient!
Hope you like our simple cards!  We've got several other beautiful sentiment stamps and love themed images in the store from Impression Obsession, stop by and check them out!