Paper Sale Tomorrow!

Just in case you’ve forgotten, didn’t get the email, or forgot to add it to your calendar….tomorrow, Saturday, September 1 starting at 10am, on the porch. Bunches and bunches of 12 x 12 papers at bargain prices – you won’t want to miss it! Cash or check only, and please bring your own bag to carry home your paper purchases.


New Dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs

New dies by Dee’s Distinctively, and lots of them. I don’t have all of the photos but here are quite a few of them. Lovely holiday designs!



Brand New Hero Arts for the Holidays!

The mail brought us a great big box of goodies from Hero Arts! There are too many new ones to list them all here – lots and lots of Christmas stamps and sets, a couple of Halloween stamps, some special sets benefitting Operation Write Home, and some new ink pads, too. Have a look at a few of the new ones:

bejolly         snowywinternights 

           heavensrejioce              miracleofholidays

       joyandpeace                      stampatagred

merriestwishes        snowmuchjoy

scareme       pumpkintree

These stamps are very special - Hero Arts donates 25% of the profits from these stamp sets to Operation Write Home.      

A few new ink pads – Neon and some new Mid-Tones, too:


There are just too many new items to list here, so stop in soon before they are all gone and pick up your favorites. The holiday season will be here before you know it!

Note: The new Hero Arts Christmas stamps are excluded from the current 50% off sale on Christmas stamps.

Paper Sale Reminder

Just a little reminder that we are having our Second Annual Paper Sale this Saturday, September 1 at 10am on the porch (cash or check only). We will have a LOT of 12 x 12 papers at bargain prices, so mark your calendars, set a reminder on your phone, send yourself an email, but don't miss out on this sale!

The weather should cooperate now that Hurricane Isaac has headed away from us, but if something does come up we will let you know.


Spectrum Noir Pens

We now have the new Spectrum Noir pens – 4 sets of 24 markers. Pastels, Lights, Brights, and Darks.

Spectrum Noir is the new alcohol ink based marker pen designed specifically for crafters. Each pen is double-ended, with a broad chisel nib for large area fills and a fine bullet tip for detailed work. Spectrum Noir markers were created to be used long term. In other words, they are not disposable. Each marker can be refilled with the available 25ml refill bottles of ink and even the nibs can be replaced if they become dull or worn.


The new issue of Scrap and Stamp has also arrived along with the Autumn 2012 issue of Take Ten magazine.

There is still room in the classes this weekend – More Glitter Ritz in the morning and the Impression Obsession class in the afternoon. Click on the Class Schedule tab for more information on these classes.


Just In…

We have the new Scor-Pal project book, Score, Fold, Create! Lots of creative and beautiful projects to create with your Scor-Pal.


The Fall issue of Take Ten magazine is here, too, and we have a brand new batch of Elizabeth Crafts Peel Offs - Christmas Ornaments, Cardinals, Pumpkins, and also the Flower that everyone has been waiting on. It’s the one that was used on this card:

Purple Flowers

The Sizzix Honeycomb Embossing Folder that was used on this beautiful hummingbird card is now in stock, too! Get yours before they are all gone.


One more thing – mark your calendars… the Second Annual Paper Sale on the Porch is back on for Saturday, September 1! Lots and lots of 12 x 12 paper, at rock bottom prices. Remember, we can only accept cash or checks for the paper sale, because we don’t have a way to process credit cards on the porch.

We hope to see you all soon!


A New Class and Some New Paper

A brand new class featuring Inky Antics Honey Pop paper sand stamps.

Thanksgiving Honey Pops – Saturday, September 22 – 9:30am. The class fee is only $15 and you just need to bring your Basic Class Kit. You will be making 3 cards, the two shown below and the third one is a surprise.

DSCN3531DSCN3533    DSCN3532

Now for some gorgeous new paper from BoBunny!

Apple Cider, both 12 x 12 single sheets and 6 s 6 paper pads.


Rejoice – 12 x 12 single sheets and 6 x 6 paper pads:


Mistletoe – 12 x 12 single sheets and 6 x 6 paper pads:



Serenade – 12 x 12 single sheets and 6 x 6 paper pads:


We also have 6 x 6 paper pads in the Double Dots collection:

10017485BoldandBright6x6        10017487SoftShades6x6    naturalnecessities        veryvintage

Just one more thing….Laura Curran has volunteered to teach a class featuring the Ranger Alcohol Inks. She has perfected her technique and would love to share it with you. Here is just one sample of her work.


If you are interested in taking this class, please let us know and we will schedule a time and post more information and samples.