Saturday, April 30, 2011

Well Done!

I chatted with many of you Friday about the Royal Wedding. We all admitted to being somewhat tired but agreed it was worth getting up in the wee hours of the morning to enjoy that lovely ceremony. Congratulations to William and Catherine!

And here is just a bit of fun for you...

I'll be back tomorrow with a wrap up of the weekend's fabulous demos and classes...

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Arriving Tomorrow!

We are so excited to share with you the newest release from Lifestyle Crafts...
The Wildflower spring gift set.

This beautifully packaged set includes an 8 x 8 chipboard post-bound album, 24 double sided papers, 11 cutting dies and an alphabet set. Perfect for your spring projects. The completed album would make the perfect gift for mom!

This set will be available Friday, April 29, and this set is a limited edition. Once they're gone, they're gone. The best part? The price...only $59.99. Let us know if you'd like us to hold one for you.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Reasons to Celebrate

Thanks to you who took some time off from their Easter shopping, cooking, and basket making to spend some creative time with us. It is always fun to see familiar faces...

Ginny featured the 'Yearbook' release from Lifestyle Crafts and did she ever come up with cute and clever ways to use those dies.

Didn't we tell you how the paper bag and file folder were staff favorites...looks like they were your favorites too! How adorable made with Crate Paper 'Neighborhood' release. Ginny adds just the right touch, like a tiny button adorning a flower quickly made from a bit of ribbon.

And let's not forget to wish our dear Ginny a very special birthday today!

Good friends and yummy food, we all got a kick out of surprising Ginny on her 39th (?)

Easter blessings to all of you...

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Friday, April 22, 2011



Make the earth happy, today and everyday!


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cupcake Cuteness!

I just had to share the artwork from Beth's torn paper class on Sunday. These yummy cupcakes are made from torn paper. We think they look good enough to eat!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sharing A Family Favorite

Sometimes we have to take a little break from crafting and whip up a few yummy treats from our favorite recipes. If you have read this week's e-mail store newsletter, you'll know why I was inspired to share this one with you.

Aunt Bonnie's Deviled Eggs....These are always the first to disappear from the Easter dinner table! Super easy to make and always delicious...

6 hard boiled eggs, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
3- 4 tablespoons mayo
1 tablespoons each of finely chopped red pepper, celery, green onions
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
paprika for garnish

Mash eggs yolks with mayo, mustard. Add chopped veggies, salt and pepper.
Spoon mixture back into eggs whites and sprinkle with paprika.
Chill well...serve...Enjoy!

Do you have a favorite egg recipe....'deviled' or otherwise? Leave a comment to be eligible for an 'eggs'tra special prize. I'll draw a name at random and post the winner on Friday.

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

What We've Been Up To!

It was a busy weekend at the store...we created art for our walls, made gifts to give and cards to collect and trade.

In Saturday's workshop we created a spring themed wall hanging generously adorned with butterflies and bling....and a sweet berry basket trimmed with Easter and flowery are some of the results...

Thanks to Lisa, Nora, Pat, and Joan for showing off their work!

And later, another afternoon of of Artist Trading Cards making and trading...Michele features Red Lead stamps, and papers by October afternoon and Graphic 45. Perfect for your ATC art.

Here's what Michele created...

Check out the lovely layers and unexpected details on flowers, itty, bitty eggs, moss, and soft ribbons...

Aren't these just beautiful? Thanks to Michele for another wonderful day of ATC goodness!

Sunday's demo featured fun cardmaking with Hero Arts and Basic Grey. These are two of our favorites companies at Stamp Your Heart Out. They have collaborated on four paper/stamp releases, and yes we have them all!

The elegant and flowery "Hello Luscious" and "Sweet Threads" ...

The happy and festive "Life of the Party"...

And the bright and sassy "Lauderdale" ....

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

They're Here!

That's right, the newest release from Lifestyle Crafts was delivered today. We think these dies from the 'Yearbook' collection are very smart. We've given them a grade of A+ ! Take a look...

And the staff favorites are these adorable dies...a paper bag and file folder...just imagine the possibilities!

Don't be tardy to Ginny's demo on April 23. She will teach you how to take your crafting and card making skills to the head of the class with this great collection.

And just a is the perfect time to sign up for this year's...
You won't want to miss out on all the fun, 'Crafting Around The World'. We have all the details and sign up forms in the store.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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