Thursday, February 26, 2015

New Kaisercraft, New Gelatos

Hi Everyone,

There is lots of new crafty goodness in the store for you.  Two New Kaisercraft lines and New Gelatos.  

We have a fun weekend of crafting planned starting on Friday with Documented Life.   I just have to play with some of the new Viva Decor product.  If you want to try out some of the new paints, come to one of our Documented Life group meetings Friday.  


The New colors of Gelatos are here along with some of their new texture mediums.


























New Distress Abandoned Coral 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New Viva Decor, Crate Paper, Pebbles Inc, Wacky Wednesday & Documented Life

Hi Everyone,

We had a great day playing with Viva Decor with Jen Starr today.  There are lots of new Viva Decor Ferro pastes, Crackle paints, Glitter Pens, Colored Modeling Creams and Inka Gold.  I think we may have to play with a few things this Friday at Documented Life.








New Shimmer Sheets from Elizabeth Crafts


New Crate Paper & Pebbles


Wacky Wednesday & Thursday Cards
Lisa Halstead created some new cards for this week and we have a few Demo Day cards left (not Alice and Lee's, sorry)  Available all day Wednesday & Thursday, just $2 each.



Our next group meeting is on Friday February 27th 12-3 & 6-9 PM

Our next group meeting is on 
Friday February 27th 12-3 & 6-9 PM

You can join our group meetings at any time, but you do need to call us to get your name on the list.
 I want to be sure we have room for everyone.  

When you come to the group meetings, please bring your paper towels, heat guns, paint brushes, adhesives and color mediums of choice.


Click here to go to the Art to the Fifth Blog Post



February Theme

Layers You Will Love!

February 14
Art Challenge:  Cover Up Good Stuff
Journal Prompt:  Going Undercover

February 21
Art Challenge:  Repeating Elements
Journal Prompt:  It's Worth Repeating 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Copic Sketch Markers: Lost at Sea?

Copic Sketch Markers: Lost at Sea?

Port of Tacoma
There's a little-known story brewing out here on the West coast. It's got all the makings of a real page-turner. Good guys and villains, high-stakes and bluffing. Even high-seas...now all we need are some real buccaneers! Especially if they can capture our container loads of Copics! And that's the connection here. We can't get our shipments in from Japan!
We are caught in the middle of this labor dipute between the longshoreman's union and the agency in charge of West Coast ports. It has been playing out for months, but it's starting to heat up now. It's beginning to create real problems, especially in the retail industries. Imports are stuck in warehouses and on board shipping vessels. Loaded ships are anchored at port. Exports can't get off the docks. It's a mess!
You can hope along with us for a speedy resolution! Until then, we can't ship Sketch markers until some time in March. We know that's not what you want to hear—and neither do we! Stay tuned and we'll let you know how this situation plays out.
Please note—you can still browse the Sketch markers. You can choose the ones you want and save them into your "My Colors." First,set up an account. After you set up an account, you will see a heart icon with products and when you hover over colors. Click the heart icon to save the item to a "wishlist" for later. When you return you can place your saved products right into the cart for purchase. We hope this won't be long!

More information

Loaded containers on a ship
Top Photo: © Port of Tacoma
Lower photo: Flicker user Jim Bahn

Friday, February 20, 2015

Opening from 9:00-2:00 Saturday with Demos from 10-1PM

Hi Everyone,

Here's an update for our hours tomorrow.  Due to the weather predictions for later in the day tomorrow that contain that four-letter "s" word we are opening up early on Saturday at 9:00 AM . Demos will start at 10:00 AM and finish at 1:00.  Also, we will be closing early at 2:00 PM.  There is so much hard work and planning put into our Demo Days so please support us, even if Old Man Winter does not! We plan on being open on Sunday from 12-5 as planned.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Demo Day Saturday February 21 st 10-1 PM


Demo Day 

Saturday February 21 st 10-1 PM


Join us for all new projects just $2 each. We will have a variety of cards and layouts for you to create. We do the cutting and you do the gluing. Just drop in anytime after 11:00 and create as many Demos you want. Please remember to bring your own tape runner or other adhesive of choice to Demo Day. Thank you! 

If you complete 6 demos, you will receive a coupon for 10% off your regular priced purchases for the day(not including special orders,Demo Day tickets, Gift Certificates or other sale special offers).

If you order kits in advance, they will be pulled at the end of DemoDay. We can not guarantee kit availability since we are only making 50 of each design. If the kits are picked up on Demo Day, they are $2. Otherwise, cards are $2.50 and layouts are $3. 

Alice is back for Demo Day and she is brining a Special Guest! It's birds and butterflies this month for me and believe it or not, Lee will be joining in the fun! I created some "backup" cards in case I couldn't get my supplies in time and he has offered to demonstrate them! We are both very excited and hope that you'll consider joining us if you are local! Lee's cards feature Fluttering Corner Memory Box Die and my cards feature one of my favorite stamp companies,Heartfelt Creations. I fell in love with their Birds and Blooms Set...the birdies are just adorable and the coordinating dies make cutting super easy! Hope to see you this Saturday!




Ellen will be back with us this month making two fun cards.















Karen will be making a cute Easter Card and this Best Fishes card complete with google eyes.


















Robin designed this adorable gift card holder in two color palettes and a fun shaker card.


























































Gina Painter is back for Demo Day with all new layouts.






Wednesday, February 18, 2015

New Simple Stories, Impression Obsession, Kaisercraft & More, Demo Day Saturday

Hi Everyone,

I am so excited for Demo Day this month.  We have some amazing projects this month and Alice and Lee are teaming up for some amazing cards!

We got in lots of new goodies for you to shop this weekend when you come out for Demo Day.

New Simple Stories

























New Endless Creations





New Impression Obsession

























We restocked this Paper House line that sold out in two days.
New Kaisercraft travel line.

It only took a year, but we finally got in the butterfly stickers that go with this pretty purple line from Kaisercraft.
New Sheena Stencils


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

New Echo Park, Wacky Wednesday & Demo Day Saturday

Hi Everyone,

I can't believe how cold it has been and I am soooo ready for it to be over.   I am keeping my eyes on Spring by making flowery Heartfelt Creation cards. (Class coming soon)  You can come out on Saturday for Demo Day and make some great spring cards.  Alice and her special guest Lee are making some gorgeous cards.

We received a new baby line from Echo Park.


























New Wacky Wednesday Cards
Join us for this two great new cards.  Available All Day Wednesday and Thursday, just $2 each.