Tuesday, June 5, 2007

What I've Been Working On Lately...

Lately I've been trying to get samples done for the shop and am loving this new line of stamps, Pink Cat Studio. Now just because they are a Canadian company, that doesn't mean that I'm giving them preferential treatment...
The images are clear and crisp, making coloring them in a breeze. They work wonderfully with the Copic Markers, which are selling like hotcakes by the way!
Now the Pink Cat Studio stamps are unmounted, but lately that also seems to be the craze. With owning so many stamps, and space at a premium, it just makes sense to buy unmounted. With so many available mounting systems out there, using these types of stamps is getting easier and easier!

Now, you can use the Copic Ciao markers with other stamp lines than Pink Cat Studio. Here is a sample using Penny Black stamps. Again, just because I have bunnies, doesn't mean I'm showing favoritism...OK maybe a little, but these stamps are just so darn cute, how could you not love them! But wait, I'm not done yet....

This cute dude, Max, from Sparkle & Sprinkle is so cool. I used Copic markers, Glossy Accents, plus the texture embossing plates from Cuttlebug. Now I actually haven't been using them in the Cuttlebug, but in my Wizard.
Now the Wizard may take a bit of time to practice using,
but I still feel that this is the superior and most versatile tool for doing die cuts out on the market. The nice thing about it is that you aren't limited to one die company, the Wizard will work with Sizzix, Sizzlets, Cuttlebug, Quickutz, brass templates, plus Spellbinders have their own amazing line of dies!

Finally I usually end my post with a statement that makes one go HHHMMM, well this time I'm going to end with a wonderful quote from Pierre Elliot Trudeau, one of Canada's greatest Prime Ministers, if not the greatest...

"We wish nothing more, but we will accept nothing less. Masters in our own house we must be, but our house is the whole of Canada."

Monday, May 7, 2007

All Nighter was a Success!!

It seems that even in my absence, SnS will forage on! Our All Night crop that started on Friday May 4th, and ended on Saturday May 5th was a resounding success.
I'm hoping to have pictures up on the website in a few days. I also wanted to thank everyone who was concerned that I wasn't there, don't worry folks, I just needed time to refuel. The creative juices have been a little dry lately, and I needed time to regroup.
June will be here before we know it, and I'd like to try to plan my classes out in advance. I've been surfing the web and there are so many wonderful craft ideas that in order to try them all I'd need to find a way to squeeze in 60 days into 30!LOL
Jeanne and I are heading to Maine on Thursday for 10 days and when we return, be prepared for the crafing watershed!
I'd like to leave you all with this thought...
Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor and dishwashing liquid made with real lemons? Kind of makes you go, hhhhhhmmmmmm....?

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Things I'm Working On

Lately life seems to be incredibly busy. If it's not one thing, it's another, but somehow I'm managing to sqeeze in time to create.

The samples are what I've been working on lately. Stampscapes is an amazing stamp line and incredibly versatile. I enjoy using them and creating different looks with the same stamp. Hope you like these!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Demo Night was Awesome

So, you'd think being part scrapbooker I'd always have my camera at the ready, but of course last night, Demo Night, I left it at home! But take my word for it, Demo Night was awesome. It was wonderful to see both new friends and old, to be able to catch up with everyone and hear about all the fantastic events going on in everyone's crafting universe.
We also did a few fun demonstrations using the Heidi Swapp masks, which are awesome! Plus having received in the new Paint Daubers from Ranger, I had to use those.
The new newsletter is at the store and the website should be updated this weekend. My tech support, aka my hubby Rob, will be doing his best to get it up and running asap!
We hope everyone had a good time and now the store is gearing up for Shop Hop. It will be a crazy time so be sure and stay tuned. Now I know it's early, but here is my thought for the day...why is chopsticks one of the easiest songs to play on the piano, but the hardest thing to eat with?

Friday, February 16, 2007

Boxes, Boxes and More Boxes

Thankfully Tess offered to work for me this week so I'd have a bit of a break. Of course I was at the shop 2 out of the 5 days! I simply can't stay away!LOL.
Good thing I was in there though since on Tuesday we received 10 boxes, Wednesday our lovely delivery men dropped off another 5 boxes and from what I heard from Jeanne today we received another 3 boxes. She was busy unpacking the new Quickutz order we received with a ton of new dies some of which are the new sized 4x4!
We're also gearing up for Shop Hop which is sure to be a blast. With 15 stores participating and the event lasting for a whole week it is sure to be an amazing time had by all.
With that, my ending thought is why do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in our driveway and our useless junk in the garage?

Saturday, February 10, 2007

My first official entry!

OK, since this is my first entry to my very first blog, I feel like I should say something momentous...unfortunately nothing is coming to mind. It's like when you're pressured to finish that album for your in-laws that they been waiting for since Christmas ( of '05) or your friend has just asked for a custom card they need, for tomorrow and it's now 4pm!
I look forward to talking with everyone and hearing comments. Keep a look out for posts of projects that either I've completed or ones that our creative clients have finished. I'll also share techniques that have grabbed my attention.
But, so as not to disappoint, here is my thought for today, why don’t you ever see the headline “Psychic Wins Lottery”? Kinda makes you go hhhhhmmmm.