Monday, September 27, 2010

A New Meaning to "AA"


Thanks to Yvonne, there's a new meaning to AA at the Creative Corner. You see, one day when Yvonne was visiting, she said, "It's my day off, and here I am spending time and money at Anna's. It's an addiction. It's Anna's Anonymous!"

Well everyone in the store starting laughing and I knew at that time, I have to use Anna's Anonymous in some way. I thought of buttons! Yes, I thought it will have to say that "I joined AA, and I'm proud of it"!




I couldn't wait to get my idea to paper and so special thanks go out to my niece, Stephanie, who came up with the bold lettering and designed the wonderful button!

Stop by and pick yours up today! Let's show the community how much fun we have here!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

To Distress or Not to Distress, That is the Question

To distress............


or not to distress. That is the question.

Barbara and I are preparing for a fun day class of stamping in TWO, very different styles: distress or not to distress.
Here, is another sample of a distressed style card


and of course, this is one that is not distressed.

These are only 4 of the cards you will make.

We have scheduled this class for Saturday, November 6th, from 10:30 - 3:30 or so. You'll get to make 6 cards and 4 tags, see how the same stamps are used differently, and get lots of technique instruction as well as use a lot of different product. Then at the end...........you'll make a 3-D Birdhouse ornament and you'll decorate it any way YOU want...........you'll choose to distress, or not to distress!!!

Call your stamping buddy, pack your basic supplies and join your friends for a fantastic day of stamping.

For more details check our web site calendar and don't forget to call the store to reserve your seat today!

Thanks and
Happy Stamping,
Anna

Stacy's New Stamps!


Stacy's new bird stamps have arrived and they are simply gorgeous! Just take a look at all the detail. Again Stacy, you out did yourself!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Stacy's New Floral Minis


I just love Stacy Stamps' new floral minis! Just so cute and versatile. Here are the 4 cards that you can make plus a card holder in Thursday's class. They would make a great gift. Hope you can join us!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Watercoloring with Twinkling H2O's

I just love this watercolor technique I learned when Dave, from Memory Box was at the store in July. It's so easy, yet it gives you impressive results. Here's a quick demo to show you how to do it.....

video

And I'm happy to say that the really, nice and thick watercolor paper (140 lb) is in stock as well as the Twinkling H2O's.

Thanks so much for stopping by and
Happy Stamping,
Anna

Friday, September 10, 2010

Another Fabulous Card by Ginny Behrens!

As promised, here is the other card that Ginny made for me! Isn't it just spectacular!

Ginny used Stacy's Pumpkin patch stamp and Impression Obsession's large, cover-a-card background stamp, leaves. The pumpkins were colored with Copics.

These are the Spellbinders scalloped border dies that Ginny also used.

If you would like to reproduce this card, all of the supplies are presently in stock.

Don't forget, Stacy Rich will be at the store tomorrow! Here's your chance to meet the woman behind the wonderful flower and triangle stamps!

Hope to see you tomorrow!
Anna

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Gorgeous Christmas Card by Ginny Behrens!

While I was away, I asked Ginny to make a sample using the new European cutting and embossing die. And boy did she out do herself!!!!! Isn't it just gorgeous!!!! She used a Hero Arts set of "Christmas Balls", and our favorite Impression Obsesion background stamp. Ginny also used the "distressed lines" Cuttlebug embossing folder and the wreath die cutting and embossing set.
Here is a picture of the wreath die cutting/embossing set. As you can see, you also get the holly leaves and berries. This is now in stock as well as lots of new sets from Europe. They are very unique and everyone just loves them.

Check back, as I'll post a beautiful Thanksgiving Day card, also by Ginny. There she used the Spellbinders scalloped border die.

Thanks for stopping by,
Anna

I'm Back from Vacation!

Hi Everyone,
I'm back from a great vacation visiting my Dad in Ohio! Maria was also able to meet me there and so we had a nice family reunion which included my brother's family.

Here are a few pictures ...........
This is with my Dad....doesn't he look great! He's 84 and still living on his own!

And here I'm with Maria and my niece, Stephanie, nephew, Alex and my sister-in-law, Kristy. I always feel so short next to them!

I'm back now, refreshed, rested and ready for the busy fall season!!! I was able to recharge my batteries and thought of lots of new ideas for cards and classes; so keep a look out on the store's calendar for upcoming classes. I'll keep you posted.

Speak to you soon,
Anna