Thursday, December 23, 2010


Hi everyone,

I hope things are beginning to wind down for you.  It is always such a hectic time of year, but now it's time to BREATHE!

I wish you all a very Happy Holiday and a New Year of happiness and good health.

I'm including a few cards I did using the same stamp for my Christmas cards.  I used Stamp n Bond for all of them with either a black, gold or white base and they all look completely different.  In case you haven't tried this technique you stamp in a slow-drying ink such as color Box pigment, add the Stamp n Bond which is basically a powdered glue, heat until shiny, but don't overheat as it will dry out, add crystal glitter to allow the base colour to show through and quickly heat set again.  Nothing sparkles like this.

I hope to see you all in the New Year,


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Good afternoon

Hi everyone,

I've been quite absent from here for the past few weeks.  I ended up with a really bad cold or flu which kept me out of the store for 4-5 days.

We are excited to announce that Elizabeth Allen from Penny Black will be teaching here the last weekend of April.  I don't have all of the details yet as we don't know the stamps she will be using.  She is preparing for the CHA in Jan.  I'm sure she will come up with some wonderful samples.  The classes will be on Fri. afternoon and evening, Sat. all day and Sun. morning.  As soon as I have more details I'll let you know.

Magdalena from MercArt will also be coming here to teach.  She will be doing metal embossing, mostly using rubber stamps as her template.  I've seen and admired her for years.  I'll be taking the classes as well!  We have to finalize the dates and the projects.  Again, I'll keep you posted.

Here are a few ideas, but we are in the process of coming up with more:  ie. a journal cover, bookmark and card for starters.

Hero Arts has a new catalogue!  I'll be placing an order with them so if there is anything you would like, just give me the number and name of the stamp.  If you pre-pay you will get 20% off.  Just call the store and give us your credit card number and your phone number.  When the order comes in we'll give you a call.  The number here is:  514-697-1184

Here is the link: 

Have a good evening,


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Good afternoon!

Hi everyone,

We are having a sale this Saturday.  Everything in the store will be 25% off.  We still have Christmas stamps and paper for those of you, like myself, who have not started their Christmas cards yet.  After all, it isn't Dec. 24th. yet ;-)

We have a few beautiful classes left for the season.  On Dec. 11 we have both the explosion box which is a wonderful way to present and display your photos and the Fanciful Holiday Cuttlebug with 3 adorable cards.

See you on Saturday!