Thursday, April 29, 2010

Saturday's Make and Take

Isn't this miniature purse just adorable? And it holds a Hershey Nugget inside! Great as little party favors at a Bridal Shower, or Mother's Day or a teen's birthday.
So, come by on Saturday and make one yourself!

Monday, April 26, 2010

A New Video of Stacy!

Last month I saw Stacy at the Collins Show in Boston. You read about the trip and saw some of the cards we made. (See the post from 4/5)
Now, you can watch Stacy show you how to use her new poppy stamp! You can also go to Stacy's blog and see Stacy demo her bleach technique!
Didn't Stacy do a wonderful job.....I can't get over the fact that she did each video in ONE take!
Don't forget, Stacy will be coming to Wurtsboro and teaching two classes on Sat, Sept 11. Call the store now to reserve your seat. We always have a great time when Stacy visits.
video

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

We're Back from Canada!

Soni and I were in Canada again this past weekend. It's a long trip but it was great....we got to see lots of new stuff and we made more cards! Here is just a sample of what we made. This first card is great for a wedding. It's called a "Pyramid 3-D" card and we also used these new flower punches that embossed the vellum. The edges of the card were pierced and embossed.

I just love this seaside scene.....it's so sweet and delicate.

The new punch that also embossed these flowers worked really well on cardstock.
For this card, we first cut out the window with the new die, used acetate for the window and decorated the card with fish peel offs that were colored with alcohol markers. The window is unique with the scalloped edge and tiny triangles. The tag below the card is what is also cut with the die......you get the window opening and the tag. These new dies are from Europe and they work like the Nestabilities. Check out some more pictures of these dies.

I will have a Show & Tell on Thursday, April 29, at 1PM, and on Saturday, May 1 at 11AM, so that you will be able to see all of the cards and new product from Canada. Hope you'll be able to come and join the fun. We'll also have a Make & Take that day!

Monday, April 12, 2010

"Special Gift Boxes" Class

Here's a picture of one of the boxes you can make in the "Special Gift Boxes" classes. It's very neat and you use card stock to make the box. A card is attached to the top of the box, and I used the latest flower stamps from Outlines.
This is what is called a "Pizza" box. I decorated it with card stock that was dry embossed through the Wizard, added some strips of card stock as well as a butterfly that was colored with Copic markers.

And this gift card fits inside. You'll be able to make both of these boxes in the class. They are perfect for your desk, or to give as a gift. Call The Creative Corner (845-888-5952) to reserve your seat.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to all! Hope you had a blessed holiday with your family and friends. I went to church in the beautiful, sunny & warm weather and then had a very peaceful and relaxing afternoon. I was looking forward to a quiet day after all of the traveling I did recently.

The Copic Certification class (back on Sunday, March 21) was very good and I learned so much. I got so many tips from Sally Lynn and was already able to share lots of them with you in our Copics class this past Thursday. And I'm so happy that your cards came out so nice in that class! You can tell that all of you are truly enjoying your Copic markers.

Then, Soni, Barbara and I were off to Boston for the Annual Spring Retailers Show put on by the Collins Group (3/25 - 3/28). Lots of classes, workshops, Make & Take night, and catching up with other shop owners. It was lots of work and very tiring, but oh so very worth it!

Here is just a small sample of what we made. The first card, was done with one of the new stamps from Outlines. Their new line includes several flowers that you can layer and a few large background stamps featuring swirls and leaves. You can stamp these flowers and color them with your Copics, pencils or chalks. Or, you can stamp the flowers on printed card stock and take it from there.

This and the next card were made in the Impression Obsession Workshop. We made 10 shaker cards! Even though Soni nor I didn't complete all of them, we'll have them all on a display board in the shop very soon!

Mitra, the owner of Impression Obsession came up with very creative ideas to fill the various pouches! We filled the coffee card with real coffee! And the card below was filled with these beads that looked like air bubbles in the fish bowl.
Other cards were filled with sand, confetti, and even sugar sprinkles that are used on baked goods! I am sure that you too, will have fun making shaker cards. (And they're so easy to make now with these plastic, self adhesive pouches.)
And this card was made with Stacy's new poppy stamp! So simple, yet very pretty. The poppy can be easily cut and layered with foam tape to give it dimension.

I also video taped Stacy (owner of Stacy Stamps) making this card. Check back in a day or two and I should have the video uploaded.
Now, this was just a fun picture of us! We're ready to pack up the car and you can see that our cart is full to the brim! We only took one suitcase each.......but then, .....each of us had a large knapsack of supplies that we needed for classes.......and then of course all the samples we made, catalogs, goodie bags and totes, our cooler and leave it to Barbara......she even brought a sewing machine so that she could work between classes!!!

All in all it was a great weekend! I'll post more samples, once I scan them. And I hope you'll get a chance to stop by the shop and see them up close and personal.....they always look better in real life.

Speak to you soon,
Anna