Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Back in stock!!

Talk about flying out the door!  Art Bin's Magnetic Die Storage case is a fantastic way to store your thin metal dies, in a compact & portable fashion!

We've got them back in stock, including refill sheets!!  Come in while they're in stock... you don't want to wait for the next shipment, do you?  :)

National Scrapbook Day Event!
Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Ken Oliver with Uni-Bind

We've got some fantastically fun happenings coming up!  Ken Oliver from Uni-Bind will be here to share his enthusiasm for altered arts and mixed media... and he'll be doing a FREE mini-album make-n-take!  Also, Sarah, Liz & Brian from Pink by Design stamps will be showcasing their products with two FREE make-n-takes!

And don't forget about Vicki's class...
"It's All About Mini-Cards"
on Sunday, April 29th from 1:30-4:00pm:

Join Vicki and complete 10 3x3 mini's... perfect to tuck into a gift or treat, or just drop a thoughtful note to a friend.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Gettin' "sippy" with it...

Yeah, the title is supposed to be a play on that famous song verse about gettin' jiggy with it... did you pick up on that, or did I just date myself?  ;)

ANYWAY, the whole point to that little time warp was to let you know that we have these awesome retro paper straws in a rainbow of colors:

These are great for party favors, centerpieces, and more... PLUS you can actually use them as drink straws :)  You should come in and check out our mustache sippy straws... super cute & quick party decoration!  Hellooooo..... high school graduation parties are coming up soon, no?

And how about some upcoming classes for next week?  Our previous post caught you up through Sunday, so...

Cardology - "Mix & Match"
with Jan on Monday, April 23rd from 630-830pm:

Mix and match two stamp sets tome four fun cards PLUS a bonus gift tag!  You won't want to miss this inaugural class for Jan... feel free to heckle her as much as you want... she likes it :)

Copic 102 - "Cute Kids"
with Barb on Tuesday, April 24th from 630-830pm

ADORABLE, right?  Join our resident Copic expert while she shows you how to bring your stamped images to life with Copic markers!

Gift Card Set
with Jan on Wednesday, April 25th from 630-830pm

Join us and make six coordinated cards complete with a gift box & bow, ready for give to that special someone!

Copic Advanced
"All About the Girls"
with Barb on Thursday, April 26th from 630-830pm

Barb will be showing you how to color up some fun and fabulous cards perfect for sending to "your girls"!  Put it this way, one of the images is a bunch of "fluffy" workout girls... hmmm... I may resemble that remark  :)

What else is new?  Well, we are still getting new product streaming in all the time, so pop on by and check it out!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Upcoming classes!

 Copic 101
"Showers, Flowers & Friends"
with Barb Foster, Monday, April 19th from 11:00am-1:00pm AND 6:30-8:30pm:

  These are two of the four cards you'll create in this fun coloring-with-Copics class!  Come in and use our Copics, but please bring pop dots, glue dots, general adhesive of choice, small scissors & paper trimmer.
(Copic Intermediate Certified Instructor)

Detailing Your Diecuts
with Carolyn Gray, Sunday, April 22nd from 1:30-4:00pm:

Can't you just picture these adorable diecuts on your own page layouts... and this is just two of the SIX you will be creating!  Let Carolyn show you how to make your die-cuts come alive!  Chalking, inking, and doodling add depth, dimension & artistry to your die-cuts.
Please bring:  paper trimmer, scissors, wet/dry adhesives, brown ink pad, brown or black pen, chalks, black detailing pen (ZIG .005 Millennium), white Signo Pen & Sakura clear Stardust GellyRoll pen.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Melt art & the Melting Pot...

Have you seen these products from Ranger?  Yes, it is a blast from the past, renewed & revamped!

Here is  a little info about the Ranger Melting Pot:
Melt, dip and pour Ultra Thick Embossing Enamels (UTEE) and other embossing powders. Create 3-D embellishments for jewelry, paper crafting, fiber arts and home d├ęcor. Use with Project Pans for melting wax, glue, soap, candy, and for curing polymer clay.

• Melt - Dip - Pour!
• Optimum temperature control
• Non-stick surface for easy cleaning
• Large handles for easy lifting and pouring
• Built ergonomically for maximum comfort
• Three-footed base provides stability
• Rapid, even melting of many craft mediums

Here are a few projects we were able to make using several products in this line, such as the Ranger Melting Pot, Heat It Inks, UTEE, Mold-n-Pour and more:

Fabulous Vintaj heart filled with UTEE to which we added color with Heat It inks.

We took one of Tim's buttons and made a mold with Mold-n-Pour.  Now we can make these buttons in an endless rainbow of colors!

LOVE this one... simply take paper roses & dip into clear UTEE & let dry.  These were mounted onto a brooch made from some Tim Holtz hardware.

And finally, this small canvas is decorated with acrylic bits made from shrink plastic, Ranger Alcohol Inks, UTEE & some Tim Holtz stamp images.

Doesn't all of this look fun!  Come on in and get your hands on these fantastic Melt Art products and start playing!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tim's 12 Tags of 2012 - April...

My bad... I haven't been keeping y'all up-to-date with this year's tag project from Tim!  Well, April's tag is far too good to pass up:


The Distress Embossing Powders are fabulous over Grunge Paper... and the new Word Bands have some lovely sayings.

And you DID know that you can use Distress Stains to color ribbon right?!  Check it:

Perfectly color coordinated with the Distress Ink pads!

See all of the detailed step-by-step photos on Tim's blog!