Saturday, February 13, 2010

Card Swap

If you enjoy making cards, then this is the event for you! We are hosting a card swap at the store. Each participant is asked to make 6 cards to exchange with other cardmakers. The cards can be any size or shape. You need to use the American Crafts Abode collection paper and an embellishment from the collection. Sign up to participate by emailing your name & phone number to Then drop off your cards by closing on Sunday, Feb 21 and your new cards will be ready for pick up on Feb 22. (No envelopes needed.)

It is really amazing how unique all the submissions are even though the same materials are used. Samples from the first card swap are on display at the store. And they're really great!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

American Crafts is here!

Five collections from American Crafts have arrived at the store. This company is known for double-sided, cardstock-weight paper. One side is patterned with a coordinating solid on the back. The colors within a collection all match so your choices are versatile. Some patterns also have glossy elements. All the collections include matching embellishments.

Two of the collections offer an extra bonus feature. You know the little strip at the bottom of a sheet of paper that includes the company name and a UPC bar code? These collections include a printed border on the back of this strip. So something you would normally throw away can now be used as a border on your project. How cool is that?

We're so excited about the addition of American Crafts to the inventory that we're highlighting one of the collections for the current card swap. Stop by the store and check out the new items!

Valentine's Day Ideas

Valentine's Day is closing in on us. Here are some quick and easy card ideas. The card on the far right was created from a doily spritzed with Cherry red Smooch mounted on black cardstock. The middle card is similar but uses pink Glimmer Mist on the doily and a white card base. The card on the far left was created from Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses Christmas collection by using selected stripes on Fairy Tale pink Doublemates cardstock.

The card on the left was made from Imaginisce "Fancy Hearts" and "I Enjoy Being a Girl." The card on the right uses 1/4 of a sheet of GCD "Birdie Border." The border is already glitter flocked which saves alot of time. Note both envelopes were lined. This always makes a card seem more elegant.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Upcoming Events

The next crop will be this Friday, Feb 5 from 4-11 PM. This is a great time to complete all your holiday layouts or finish up those Valentines. Be sure to call the store to reserve your spot. This would also be the perfect chance to see the NEW collections Susan has ordered.

On Sunday, Feb 7, Toni is teaching an alcohol ink class. Using alcohol inks can expand the look of your paper crafts.

Sat, Feb 13 1-5 PM is a FREE make n' take with Texana Designs. Stop by the store anytime during this time period to see what is new with Texana.