Free Make ‘n’ Take on Saturday

We just wanted to send out a little reminder about the FREE Make ‘n’ Take on Saturday, June 30, starting at 10:30am. No need to bring any tools, just bring yourself!

See you there.


Summer Distress Inks and New Stamps

Yes, the new Ranger/Tim Holtz Summer Distress Inks are here! Really bold, bright summer colors – Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, and Salty Ocean.



Here is a link to a video from Tim Holtz featuring the new Distress Inks:

Summer Distress Ink Video

We also got in boxes of new stamps and dies from Impression Obsession and stamps from DRS Designs, too. Too many to list here, you will just have to stop in and see them for yourself.


Lots of News!

Just in from Memory Box:

Arboscello Tree


Deer Trio


Grand Madison Flower Box


Grand Madison Door


There is a Grand Madison Screen Door, too, which we will be ordering very soon!

Stamper’s Alley will have a special July 4th saleBuy 4 Copic Markers and get the 5th one FREE! This offer is good on Thursday, July 5 only.

Debbie Waldron is bringing back Iris Folding! Iris Folding 101 will take you step by step through the process of how to make a template, cut out the pattern, fold the strips, complete the card and embellish. Not only will you learn how to make the 3 cards in class, you will be able to look at any iris folding pattern and determine how many different colors/strips you will need as well as how to complete the card.  This class is for anyone that wants to learn how to do iris folding as well as anyone that needs to brush up on their technique and take it one step further.

You will need to bring to class: Small scissors, ZIG 2-way glue, X-acto knife, bone folder or small roller, self healing mat (if you have one), Red Line tape or Scor-tape, low tac (repositionable) tape, regular tape and a glue stick.

Saturday, July 21 at 9:30, and the class fee is only $18. Debbie’s classes always fill up quickly so call or stop in soon to reserve your spot. Just look at the beautiful cards you will be making in class:


Look what else is coming up - a couple of FREE Make ‘n’ Takes!

Saturday, June 30, 10:30am – 1:30pm. You will learn how to use the new Tim Holtz Distress Markers to make a lovely card.

Saturday, July 14, 10:30am – 1:30pm. This card features a reverse image stamp from Memory Box along with Hero Arts new stamp set #CG276. The combination of these stamps creates a nice masculine card, and we know those can be a challenge.

One more thing….and you will want to mark your calendar for this.

Saturday, July 21, 10am – 2pm (weather permitting) – our Second Annual Porch Paper Sale. Many of you have been asking when the next paper sale is, so here you go! More details will be announced soon, but you won’t want to miss out on some really good paper prices so be sure to mark your calendar, set a reminder in your smartphone, write a note and stick it on your fridge… just be there!


New My Favorite Things Die-namics and Stamps

A lovely shipment of new dies and stamps from My Favorite Things as well as a couple of restocked items arrived today.

New Stamps (click on the image for a closer look):




New Die-namics (click on the image for a closer look):


Restocked (click on the image for a closer look):


We have also restocked the Scor-Tape, rolls and sheets, so if you have been waiting to play with your Elizabeth Craft Designs stickers and the Glitter Ritz, stop in and pick up some Scor-Tape and you’ll be good to go!


A Winner and Some New Classes

Congratulations to Harriet Wood for being the May winner of the $50 gift certificate!

We have a couple of new classes for you and a Make n Take, too. The free Make n Take is scheduled for Saturday, June 30 from 10:30am – 1:30pm. No details on the theme, but I’m sure it will be wonderful!

Now for the new classes -

Saturday, June 23 at 1pm, an Inky Antics class featuring their new Nature’s Moments collection. In class you will make 5 cards and take home the supplies to make the 6th card on the board.

June 2012 Sample Board Photo
These stamps are so versatile, they could be used for many different occasions.

Donna has a new class using the Elizabeth Crafts Glitter Ritz on July 7 at 9:30am. We don’t have photos of the cards yet, but if you have seen the cards from the previous classes you know they will be gorgeous! Photos will be posted soon.

There are more details on both of these classes on the Classes page, which you can find on the tab at the top of the page.