Wednesday, November 17, 2010

We Made the News!!!

Yes, we made it into the Sullivan County Democrat!!!
Yesterday's issue included the following article:

Well, I guess the whole county now knows that we don't just rubber stamp!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pretty Additions for your Thanksgiving Day Table

Here are two simple additions you can make for your Thanksgiving Day table. I used pre-printed Memory Box paper, an embossing folder and some Nestabilities and made a place setting card and a favor bag to hold chocolates. I just added stamped images from A Muse, colored them with Copics, used antique linen distress ink over them and put it all together.

Join us in class on Thursday, Nov. 18 and you can have these and a decorated candle for your "turkey" table. Won't your guests be surprised with these special touches waiting for them at their place setting.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

We Launched Our New Website

I was so very pleased that we launched our new, totally revamped website. Please check it out; the new calendar is easier to read, there is a link to press articles and there even is a new "Post it" on the home page for the latest reminder. Olga of Aglo Creations did a wonderful job and she is still working on a few more new things for us in the near future.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Day Card

I just love the "Pumpkin truck" from A Muse Stamps and today I got to complete a card with it.

I wanted to do a simple and quick card, so I stamped it and colored it with Copics. I cut it out with the Spellbinders Nestabilites. I then used some distress inks (antique linen) to make it look "old". I stamped the saying and then ran the card stock in an embossing folder.

Now, don't forget to decorate the inside.

I stamped the sayings from Stampendous and then wanted to add some color. So I took out my Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps (yes, haven't used them in a long time) and stamped around the sayings.

Think about how you can decorate the insides of your cards.

Thanks for stopping by,

Distressed X-mas Tag

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to post the picture of the distressed Christmas tag that the ladies got to make last Saturday. Barbara had them use the new distress ink colors, Stacy's sleigh stamp and pine tress, and they even colored the ribbon with the distress inks. it was quick and easy, but very dramatic.

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, November 8, 2010

Poinsettia Christmas Card

Here's a card we made in class using Stacy's poinsettias. Those poinsettias are so sweet.

I colored them with Copics and layered them on this very pretty, gold mirrored card stock. (This card stock is available at the shop, as well as mirrored silver paper with snowflakes.) I also used the Spellbinders Nestabilities in the classic circles and scalloped circles. And the border is also Spellbinders.

Hope you are finding some time to work on your Christmas cards.

Thanks and Happy Stamping,

There was NO STRESS in the Distress Class

This past Saturday Barbara and I taught the "To Distress or Not to Distress" class and we all had a blast laughing all the way through class! True, the ladies looked very serious here; concentrating on their work. But once we started rolling, we were even singing to the music that was playing and getting lots of cards and tags done. (Click here to see some of the cards they made.)

Here is one of the non-distressed tags. We used a beautiful snowy scene from Stampendous and lots and lots of glitter.

This tag was also non-distressed, with an A Muse saying and an A Muse tiny Santa hat. The tag was cut with the nesting European dies. The poinsettia was punched and then embossed with the special punch set.

Please check the blog tomorrow for the picture of the distressed tag. (Unfortunately, I forgot to bring the tag home to scan.)

Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow,

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Oh My Gosh, It's November Already!

This past Saturday, Sherry Czarnecki, A Muse Art Stamps Instructor, visited The Creative Corner again and held 2 classes.
Here, we have some of the ladies working on their fall cards. Most of the techniques were easy, but the results were stunning.

These are the completed cards; everyone was very pleased with their results.

And while we were working, there was a "Pet Halloween Parade" in town! Unfortunately, Maryanne couldn't be in two places, so she stopped by to show us her entry. And I just loved it --- Rich Witch with her Super Dog!!!

And no class is complete without the chocolate treats!!! This time, Hazel the Witch was used to decorate the treat bags !

Lastly, here are the completed cards from the Christmas class. Lots and lots of glitter was used!!! Believe me, it's still all over the store, and I love it. The table and the floor is just sparkling in the sunlight!

Thanks to all who came out and stamped the day away. It was lots of fun and great therapy for all!

And thanks Sherry for another fun day of stamping. Looking forward to seeing you again in the spring! (Oh my gosh --- did I say spring?!?)