Friday, April 30, 2010

Shop News

Now Available in the store:

Stampers' Sampler Catch Up Issue. This magazine is PACKED with ideas. You will definitely be inspired by this issue!




Somerset Studio. Every time I look through a new issue of Somerset Studio I get excited. This issue is packed full of stunning artwork and beautifully photographed projects.




News from the Classroom:

I have a couple pics to share from Lori's A Muse Birthday Bonanza class. A Muse Artstamps is celebrating their 9th year. In Lori's class they used some images from 2 new clear sets. A Muse also has beautiful new images just being released in their Everything's Rosy collection. This new collection of botanicals and sentiments are simply stunning! All the new stamps should arrive sometime next week.

Look at that yummy stack of cupcakes that Joan stamped and colored.


Cathi is busy coloring party flags for her card. This card design uses images from the new "Happy" set.


Tomorrow is May 1st - National Scrapbook Day. I would love for you to stop by the shop and share what you are working on. It's always fun to see new ideas.


Happy Stamping,
Nic

Monday, April 26, 2010

Classroom News

This week in the classroom:

Thursday, April 29th
A Muse Birthday Bonanza with Lori Barnett
10:00-1:00 $25
At the A Muse Birthday Bonanza you’re going to have a blast making 5 birthday celebration cards. Using A Muse products we will play with fun folds, masking, Copic markers and more. There will also be a special surprise…because what would a party be without one! I hope you can come join the fun.




Happy Stamping,
Nic

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Shop News

Just Arrived

NEW Tim Holtz Alterations Dies!!!








NEW Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Punches:

Woodland Branch Edge and Bird & Branch Corner

Farm Animal Edge and Farm House Corner

Use these punches alone or pair them up for a continuous border around your cards and scrapbook pages.

NEW Northwoods Rubbers Stamps Blooming Bouquet Board and Rubber Stamps


These samples cards are gorgeous in person!
I wonder what other must have items will arrive this week
Keep checking back here on the blog to find out

Happy Stamping,
Nic

Sunday, April 18, 2010

20 on 20 and MORE!

DON'T FORGET...



Tuesday is the 20th...and that means you get a 20% Discount!*

I have a lot of new goodies in the store - click HERE to see previous post. I also stocked up on COPIC Markers.

YES...that's right! This sale includes the fabulous COPIC MARKERS!!!

If you are looking for a specific color (or other Copic products) and I don't happen to have it in stock, let me know. I am ordering again this week and will gladly add on for you. PLUS - if you order and pre-pay on the 20th - you get the discount! Blender Solution, Air Brushing Supplies, Storage Cases and more.

Looking for a Copic Class?
This Saturday (April 24th) from 1 - 4 is Copic Intro. taught by Lori Barnett. She is Copic Certified and has been teaching Copic classes since 2008. You will get to play with the markers PLUS make 2 cards. Lori's classes are always fantastic! Once you have completed the Intro. class, you can take some of the more advanced classes to improve your coloring skills. Copic Techniques and Copic Special Effects classes are on the May calendar. Click HERE to see these and other upcoming classes.

In Other News...

NEW
Lockhart stamps and sample cards are here!






MORE Our Craft Lounge sets are in stock
Were you able to stop by the shop Saturday and meet Kimberly McCausland from Our Craft Lounge? She brought a TON of goodies with her and had a beautiful make & take card for everyone to create. In case you missed it - I have some pictures to share :)



Make & Take card project:

Some of the the beautiful samples and stamp sets Kimberly brought with her:







While Kimberly was doing her stuff, Lori was in the classroom teaching Barnyard Banter with OCL stamps. It was a fantastic day!





This week's classes:

Thursday April 22nd:
Iris Folding with Carol Donasky
10am - noon $25

Thursday April 22nd:
Outlines Gift Card Holders with Carol Maguire
1pm - 4pm $25

In this class you will create great cards that also hold a gift. Who doesn’t love a gift card to our favorite store. You will create cards for men, women, kids, and teenagers.




Saturday, April 24th

Spring in Nature’s Garden with Kelly Wann
9:30-12:30 $25
These 5 springtime cards will take you on a journey through nature’s most spectacular garden settings. It’s the perfect time of year to bring the beauty of the outdoors into the classroom and start creating using fantastic color combinations and unique techniques. I can’t wait to share these cards with you!




Saturday April 24th
Copic Intro with Lori Barnett
1pm -4pm $30

This class covers basic coloring techniques using the marvelous Copic markers. You will learn how these markers work, what inks to use with them to achieve the best results – plus how these alcohol markers can be blended. These aren’t your usual markers – you will be amazed how they cover without any streaks. You will also put together 2 cards using A Muse Artstamps images and supplies. This is a fabulous opportunity to ‘play’ with these versatile markers. Additional supplies: If you have your own Copic markers, feel free to bring them. Make sure you have all your markers labeled with your name!



Happy Stamping,
Nic



*Some restrictions apply during sale. See store for details.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Special Event!

Come on over to the shop this Saturday!
Kimberly from Our Craft Lounge will be at Stamp Works this Saturday - April 20th from 10am - 1pm doing a Make & Take. She will also be having a mini-trunk sale as well. Don't miss out!

Happy Stamping,
Nic

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Shop News


Happy mail came today! Now the store is stocked up on a bunch of wonderful goodies.

Eclipse Masking Tape is used for masking when you are stamping. Great stuff!
Judi Kins Sticky Stuff Embossing Powder - An embossing powder that when heated becomes sticky before it dries giving you time to add glitter; micro beads; leafing; foil and more.
Ranger Antiquities Frosted Crystal Embossing Powder - Creates a faux finish on paper! Use it on paper mache images, wooded objects, clay pots, picture frames, and more!


A Muse Artstamps Black Dye Ink and Re-inkers. This ink works WONDERFUL with Copic Markers.


Copic Markers - More MUST HAVE colors have arrived!


Copic Marker storage containers for Sketch markers. These won't last long!!


DeNami Design Boutique Buttons. Buttons are VERY popular! They can be used on all sorts of paper crafting projects - scrapbook pages, cards, mini books, altered art projects, home d├ęcor items, the list goes on. Just wait till you see how colorful these are in person.


Yasutomo Pearlescent Cake Watercolors - This set offers a fun selection of 21 beautiful pearlescent colors. Comes in a portable hinged case with a lid that can be used as a palette. Great for painting, stamping, card making, and much more.


NEW StazOn Metallic - WOW! Amazing new ink colors that will stamp onto almost any surface! These new Metallic colors are sold in a pack with full size ink pad and a reinker bottle. Just like StazOn Cotton White, these pads must be refreshed with ink more often than a normal ink pad.


Tombow ABT Dual-Brush Pens - Ink is water based so they work great for watercoloring.


Pebbles Chalks - Pastel and Shimmer Pearlescent sets. Color in stamped images, add soft highlights to black & white photos; enhance the edges of cardstock; color in with a stencil or use freehand. The possibilities are endless!



Pebbles Chalk Eraser - Mechanical eraser advances with just a click. Broad and narrow edge. You can also use this eraser to create fun designs in your chalk!


Marvy Uchida Liquid Applique - Back in stock! White, Grey and Brown.


Sakura Quickie Glue Pens - The prefect glue pen for everything little. Great to adhere glitter and flock.


Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue - Restocked!


Ranger Distress Inks - ALL colors have been restocked including re-inkers. YES..even the new colors!!


Tim Holtz Idea-ology - LOOK LOOK LOOK at these wonderful goodies!!!


Un-Du - Yippee!! It's here! Sticker, Tape and label remover.


Sakura Applicator Pen Set - Great little applicator bottles for your 3D Glaze.


Carl Corner Punches


Darice Rubber Stamp Pad - The PERFECT stamping surface! Everyone is loving these so much I'm having a hard time keeping them in stock!


Did you get all that? ;)

Happy Stamping,
Nic