Monday, November 30, 2009

Upcoming Classes This Week!

Holiday Cards in a Bag NEW!
Tuesday, December 1st  6:30 - 8:30pm
Instructor: Jenn Kaczynski
Class Fee: $15.00 Supply Fee: $5.00

Make an adorable Bag-style card holder and fill it with 4 holiday cards and envelopes. The perfect gift for a hostess, teacher, or other people in your life that deserves to be appreciated. All Supplies Included.

Whipper Snapper Christmas Cards II NEW!
Wednesday, December 2nd   6:30 - 8:30pm
Instructor: Jacquie Loiselle
Class Fee: $15.00 Supply fee: $5.00

This is the second class featuring the adorable Whipper Snapper stamp line. Come and make these four cute cards utilizing the amazing Copic markers. All supplies included.

Christmas Quick and Easy: 3rd Edition NEW! 
STAMPS Included!
Thursday, December 3rd  6:30 - 8:30pm
Instructor: Colleen Heidrich
Class Fee: $15.00 Supply Fee: $12.00

We're going to use the same idea as we do for our Quick and Easy cards, but use it for Christmas this time so that you can get ahead of the game! We'll be taking some patterned papers and matching cardstock to create a set of 6 Christmas cards. Also included in the class is a great set of Inkadinkado penguin acrylic sentiment stamps that you'll use in class and take home with you! All Supplies Included.

Two Great Gift Giving Ideas!

Bo Bunny Recipe Book NEW!
Saturday, December 5th  10:30 - 12:30
Instructor: Colleen Heidrich
Class Fee: $15.00 Supply Fee: $25.00

Feast your eyes on this 9 x 9" recipe book featuring BoBunny's Kitchen Spice collection. Recipe collections remind us of good times with good food made by good cooks. Each section divider of the recipe book serves up spots for favorite recipes and their creators. The beautifully decorated pages make this recipe book a treat to look at and a collection to cherish. What a wonderful gift though when you're done, you might not be able to give it away! All Supplies Included.

2010 Desk Calendar NEW!
Saturday, December 5th   2 - 4pm
Instructor: Colleen Heidrich
Class Fee: $15.00 Supply Fee: $7.00

This is a wonderful gift that you can come and make in a few hours with a few supplies and the Bind-It-All machine! Once you see how easy these are, you'll be wanting to make these gifts for everyone as well as one for yourself! All Supplies Included.

Call us today to register!! 

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Another Great Christmas Gift Idea!

We have some Cuttlebug machines in again and they make a wonderful Christmas gift for someone special! This machine cuts and embosses! Here's a little video about the versatility of the machine...

You can also use all of the fabulous Spellbinders dies in this machine!

Another product that we just recently got in again in lots of colours is the Coredinations cardstock and it works really well in the Cuttlebug too!!

Come on in and ask for a demo!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Power Hour Weekend!


In Store Coupons will be issued for each hourly Power Buy during the hour that the promotion is valid.
Come in for complete details and don't miss out on these fantastic deals!

Great Christmas Gift Ideas!
All Promotions are While Quantities Last, so get here early!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Handmade Christmas Bows!!

Have you got extra Christmas paper? Some scraps? Looking for a fun little project that you can do with kids? These Christmas bows are easy and lot of you no doubt have everything you need already!

I'm going to give you the easy step by step instructions on how to make these lovely bows that you can use on your gifts this year and all you need are some supplies you no doubt have in your stash right now! I'm sorry for the somewhat shadowy pictures, but the light wasn't great!

Your supply list is...
a 6X12 piece of double sided patterned paper
some glue dots
pop dots or foam tape

With your 6X12 piece of paper, you're going to cut 8 pieces of paper that are 1X6.
You're then going to cut a one inch strip off the end of the 4 inch wide piece.
You'll then take the remaining large piece (which is 4X5) and cut 4 more strips of 1X5.
Hopefully the photo will help make this clear.

Then you're going to take all but the one 1X4 piece and make little bows out of each one and I used a glue dot to adhere them. Someone referred to them as the 'Brest Cancer bow", but you're essentially just crossing the ends.
**The only thing to remember here is that with the 8 long strips, you want 4 of each pattern showing.

This is what they should all look like when they're done.

With the smallest 1X4 piece, you're just going to roll it.

Then, you're going to take the four bows of the same pattern and just layer them together again using glue dots.
**You could put a brad through all of them if you want, but the glue dots work just fine.

Layer the 2 larger bows together now with foam tabs or pop dots between the layers.

You can add the smaller one to the top making sure to alternate the patterns. The only thing you now have to add is the little roll into the middle and that's it! Bow Complete!

Here you go! An easy and beautiful bow to go on any special gift!

I found this idea at SplitCoastStampers where Jessica Crawford did a tutorial, but have seen it a few other places as well.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Great Christmas Gift!

Have you seen the fabulous pink Bind It All?
A fun tool for a million amazing projects! Check out this video for an introduction to the machine:

And watch this one for a demonstration of how to actually bind a project...

You can come and try the Bind It All in a current class as well if you like!

2010 Desk Calendar NEW!
Instructor: Colleen Heidrich
Class Fee: $15.00 Supply Fee: $7.00
This is a wonderful gift that you can come and make in a few hours with a few supplies and the Bind-It-All machine! Once you see how easy these are, you'll be wanting to make these gifts for everyone as well as one for yourself! All Supplies Included.

Check out the Bind It All website HERE or their blog HERE as well for tons of great project ideas!

Come on in and take a look and ask for a demo if you'd like to see the Bind It All in action!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Scratch and Save Event!

20-50% Off
Your Entire Purchase!

Scratch & Save Event
Thursday, Friday & Saturday!


Precious Memories

(November 19-21 2009)

Get your Scratch Card when You check out and save on your entire purchase!

May not be combined with Everyday Special Price Items & Other Promotions. Not valid on Gift Cards, Classes or Special Events. Must be scratched by Precious Memories' Sales Associate. Card may only be used on one purchase and becomes the property of Precious Memories once redeemed. Discount applies to before tax total. Valid on in-stock items only. Not valid on previous purchases. This card is VOID if scratched prior to checkout. One per customer.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bonus Class! By Popular Demand!

Monday, November 23rd

Polar Expressions Cards NEW!
Instructor: Colleen Heidrich

Come and join us in making a set of cards using the new Imaginisce Polar Expressions line and the matching stamps! We'll be creating a darling set of cards using some fun techniques and the paper already has that fabulous touch of glitter. There are a total of 10 cards in this class with 5 designs! All Supplies Included.
** See the Christmas tag class for matching tags!

New! Christmas Card Contest!

Welcome to our Christmas Card Contest!

Card kits can be picked up starting Thursday, November 12th and will be $4.00 each. Come on in and get one, complete 2 cards using the product in the kit and be eligible for a $30 gift card for the winning entries. Limited quantities.

The deadline for this is November 30th and your 2 cards must be in the store by close on the 30th.  There is a set of "rules" in your kit and feel free to post any questions here as well!

We hope you decide to join us and play along in our Christmas Card Contest and we can't wait to see what everyone creates with their kits!! You'll be able to see them all in the store after the deadline!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Special Guest Instructor This Weekend - Julie Ebersole!

We are thrilled to welcome our special guest and friend, Julie Ebersole for another action-packed weekend of fun!

Join Julie, Creative Teams Director for A Muse Artstamps, for a series of fantastic Holiday Card Design classes. Julie always showcases clever ideas for special touches and super simple techniques for maximum effect! We recommend that you bring a basic tool kit that includes your preferred adhesive, a pencil, and sharp detail scissors.

All Natural Christmas

We'll combine beautiful nature images from A Muse Artstamps and a subtle earth tone palette to create these stunning serene greeting cards for the holiday season!

Saturday, November 7th 9:30am
Sunday, November 8th 1:00pm

Snow Business

From snowflakes to snowmen, these whimsical, wintery greetings are "snow much fun!" We'll use a variety of techniques and stamps from A Muse to showcase that fluffy white stuff!

Saturday, November 7th 1:00pm
Sunday, November 8th 3:00pm

Marvelous Monograms

We'll use a combination of image and alphabet stamps from A Muse to create a personal, monogrammed correspondence kit, presented in a beautiful coordinating organizer. Elegant, but easy, this is a gift you may just want to keep for yourself!

Saturday, November 7th 3:00pm
Sunday, November 8th 9:30am
$40.00 each
or take all 3 for $100.00!*