Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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New February Calendar

Tuesday February 28th  6-8 PM

Simple Stories Fancy Pants School Brag Book
Join Tracy for this adorable book that you can make a yearly journal or abook for just this year.  $28

Wacky Wednesday Cards, New Best Creations, Karen Foster & Elizabeth Crafts

Hi Everyone,

There is so much going on this week.  First off, if you are taking Laura's class, the class will get started around 11:15.  Please bring your own Copic markers, inks and stamps if you have them.  The class will run faster if you have some of the supplies.

We are closing at 6:00 PM on Friday for a private event.

This is our Top Secret Envelope Redemption weekend.   We have had lots of questions about the envelopes so hopefully I will answer all your questions.

*  Envelopes must be sealed until opened by a store employee.  Open envelopes will not be honored.
*  You may only redeem 1 envelope you earned.  They are not transferable to a friend.
*  Only 1 envelope can be redeemed per person during the redemption days.
*  If you earned more than 1 envelope, you may open all the envelopes with our staff and pick the prize you prefer.

It has been a crazy few days with lots of new deliveries.  Lisa and I have ordered lots of wonderful new products including Fancy Pants, Jillibean Soup, Memory Box (What's in the Box is shipping in 10 days!), Little Yellow Bicycle and many more!   Some of our early orders are now here and My Mind's Eye is arriving tomorrow.

Wacky Wednesday Cards
We will be getting a late start on our cards on Wednesday due to Laura's class.  The cards will be available after 1:00 PM thru Friday afternoon.  All just $2 each.

Lisa Halstead designed a card and a layout for you.

A giant order of Elizabeth Crafts arrived.  I can't believe all the stickers!

We have many Flopseys in stock including Truffles Flopsey.  He won't be here for long.

Lots of new Best Creations Glitter Papers.  The spring line is filled with delicate flowers and beautiful colors.

The travel papers have to be seen in person.  They only glittered the titles to make them stand out.

New Idea Book.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hi Everyone

We have some great classes lined up for you this weekend.  Cindy's class is sold out but Lisa Hetrick still has some space in her Copic 103 class on Sunday.  This class is all about coloring hair and skin tones.   You will need to bring your own markers for this class.  Most of the shades needed are all in the E range.

We have a sweet special for you this weekend!  A Free Valentines stamp with a $20 pre-tax purchase. Not valid on Crops, Classes or Gift Certificates.

Our new Stampendous order arrived.  Jill will be getting it all out first thing Saturday.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wacky Wednesday Cards & Our Customers have Dared to Share

Hi Everyone,

It's that time of the week for some card making.  Wacky Wednesday Cards will be available all day Wednesday and Thursday just $2 each.

We have had a great response to our Dare to Share Challenge.  We always knew that our customers were creative and now we get to show off some of their great work.  First up is Vanessa.  Many of you have met her on Demo Day and have seen first hand her fun projects.   I like how she used the French Pastry Doily Die for the base of the design and coiled up the rick rack to mimic a flower.

Gigi used border punches and pop dots to give her card some great depth.

Debra D. added a fun cupid's arrow and a bit of bling to her card.

Maria F. combined the challenge items with a fun Valentine paper.

Marsha D. added some hearts, nice music paper and stickles.  Everything is better with Stickles.

Paulette T. thought outside the card and created a pretty candle holder.  The Memory Box flourish die was a fun piece to layer with the hearts.  I love how she covered the heart with the ric rack.  Very Creative.

Trish B. added some buttons for shine and texture.

Laura added some great tone on tone stamping, faux stiches and pearls for her elegant card.  

New Hero Arts, My Favorite Things and Cat's Pajamas

Hi Everyone,

We have lots of new stamps in the store.  The Hero Arts reorder is here and we will be pulling all the special orders first thing in the morning.   Hopefully, we ordered enough of the Newsprint Tulip.

We got 5 new Flopseys in.

Cat's Pajamas has a cute bunny design too and some great spring designs.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Elizabeth Crafts Are Here & We are closing at 6:00 on Saturday

Hi Everyone,

We will be closing early at 6:00 PM on Saturday.  
We received our large Elizabeth Crafts order just in time for our class on Saturday.  Some of the new stickers are here too!  If you are taking one of our glitter classes on Satuday, be sure to bring supplies.  Everyone will need micro tip scissors, pointy tweezers, metal spoon, stencil brush, strong tape runner, foam squares, Quickie glue pen, sanding block.  If you are taking the Copic coloring class be sure to bring the following Copics - B05,B06, BG49,  RV55, G05, V25, Y13, Y38, YG09, YR04, Blender.

We got the Stamp It magazine back in stock that Avocado Arts is featured in and a New Just Cards!

Demo Day Rewind Continues

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to let you know that we are leaving out all the great projects thru Friday for you to come in and make.
Gina Painter even whipped up two new layouts for the occasion.  All projects are just $2 each.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hero Arts Cards with Cindy

Join me Saturday January 28th from 12 - 3 pm for an all new card class featuring Hero Arts stamps.  We will use a mix of new and older Hero Arts images to create 5 cards.  Get ready to ink, stamp, spritz, emboss, and do some Copic coloring!  Make sure to bring sharp scissors since we will be doing a little detail cutting.

This class will NOT be available as a kit due to techniques.

Please bring the following Copics with you if you own them:


I look forward to seeing you soon!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Demo Day Rewind

Join us all Day Wednesday for our Demo Day Rewind.  We have a selected number of projects that we will be revisiting from Demo Day along with some new cards and a new layout.  16 Projects in all!  Gina's layouts were so popular on Demo Day that she sold out of all of them.  Some of the projects have very limited quantities.  We will have all the inks and markers out for you to be able to leave with finished projects.  We have glue sticks available but if you prefer you can bring your own labeled tape runner.  Each Project is just $2 each, available while supplies last.

Our My Favorite Things order arrived.  Lots of Flopseys.

New Cheery Lynn and My Favorite Things dies.

Here are the Layout of the week instructions I forgot to do sooner.  We only have about ten of this layout left.  So hurry in and join our Layout Club for 2012.  It is free to join and if you buy 24 of the 26 layouts available in 2012, you will receive a $15 store gift certificate.