Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sneak Peek Day 6 - Prima, Spellbinders, Tim Holtz

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Sneak Peek Day 5, stamps, Amy Tan, Dear Lizzy

2 Days and Counting!!

Only 2 days until the HUGE PRE-LABOR DAY BLOW OUT SALE!!!! If you want craft supplies at or near cost then you better click the link below and join the store! This sale will start promptly at 10am CST on Friday Sept 2nd, and will end at midnight on Sept 3rd CST. All items must go!
Limited quantities! Come Early! Invite friends! Mark your calendars!

This sale will not be on our .com store, it will only be on the Facebook Sale Group!

Facebook Sale Group:

Do you want to see sneak peeks of some of the items that will be included in the sale? Click the link below and subscribe to our YouTube channel. A new video each day until Friday.


Monday, August 29, 2016

Day 4 Sneak Peek - Paper, Paper, Paper!

Only 3 Days Left!!

There are only 3 days left until the big sale! You do not want to miss out. If you are not already a member please click on the link below and ask to join. This sale will only be on our Facebook Sale group and will be a "flash sale". There will only be a certain amount of each item and then they are gone. It is first come first serve options. So if you say your "me" first then it is yours if not then you miss out. So come early and watch for the items. We will have a quick class on Wednesday on "how to shop our sales". All the information is linked on the site.

Also click on the Youtube link and become a subscriber to make sure you don't miss any of the previews. We are doing sneak peeks on the sale items all this week. Right up until Friday morning.

Facebook Sale group:


Thursday, August 25, 2016

New Colors!!

Add these beautiful new colors to your collection of the Tim Holtz crayons! They are beautiful! We have them on the way to the shop now. Can't wait to get mine! His crayons are so soft and easy to use, mix with any medium to make a beautiful color combo or just use straight from the crayon. Their color is very pigmented and the application is very soft and easy to apply. Use a baby wipe or damp cloth to move the color around, it is just so easy and so many things you can do with these. And they last forever! 

Here is a video I did a month or so ago on some ways to use them and we will be adding another today and then another when they come in to show the new colors and how you can blend and apply. 

Oh and they are also very beautiful used as watercolors! 

Get your orders in today, add these to your collection, I know these will go very fast. 

For direct links to these products click on the photo. 

Set #4

Set #5 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Christmas In August!

We Are Blown Away!!

Yes G45 just blew us away!!
This is the earliest we have every received shipments on the G45 Christmas collections!
So exciting this collection came in today!

G45 St Nicholas!

We just did a video showing the beauty of this collection and all the wonderful pieces you can get.
So get your orders in now if you haven't already, with it shipping this early, I don't think it will stay around long.

All preorders will be shipping out tomorrow!

Purchase by the bundle or by the piece!

Our direct links to purchase;

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Man Size Box!

 2 pieces of cardstock 8 1/4x 11 5/8"
on long side score at 3/4 and 3 3/4
turn with small score line at top and score at 3, 7 1/4, 7 3/4 inches

On first section back from 7 1/4" score line score at 5 3/4 just down to second score line. 
On 3 inch box next to 3/4" score line score down through the two score lines only

Designer paper to mat 2 pieces cut at 7 3/8x4 1/4"

2 small pieces of cardstock cut at 3/4x2 3/4" 
round corners, these will be used to hold the end flaps down. 

Hope you give it a try enjoy, E

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Back Pack Treat Bag Tutorial

Buying Crafts Supplies At Cost??

Yes that is what the title says! Would you like to buy brand new craft supplies at cost? Well mark your calendars for September 2nd and 3rd for our huge Pre-Labor day sale! We will be clearing out inventory getting ready for the end of year and new CHA items. We need to move at least 500 items and we will mark them down until they are all gone! Yep if they don't sell the first time around we are going to mark them down until they are all gone, every single item. What does this mean? Well to us it means room to bring in new items from January CHA. To you it means! Savings! Great products to add to your stash! And these are not old products, there are lots and lots of new products.

Again mark your calendars! Set your alarms! Tell your friends! Tell your family! Invite your enemies! We are rolling out the red carpet for all of you!

This sale will only be on our Facebook Boutique Group. So if you are not a member then now is the time to join. Just click the link below and ask to join. Quantities are limited!

Facebook Boutique: 

In the next few days we will start showing sneak peeks of items that will be included in the sale on our YouTube channel, so make sure to subscribe and hit that gear at the bottom to get notified when we put up a new video, so you don't miss a thing!


Join our members room so you can show off those hauls when they arrive and be entered for a gift certificate to the Boutique. We give away three every month.

Members Room:

Visit our online store if you haven't already. Lots of the items you see there will be in the sale. Oh and there is also a clearance album there too, it has lots of great items and we add more each week.

Online Store: 

Remember all quantities are limited so better arrive early for the sale! More information will be on our YouTube channel from now until the sale starts.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

New Techniques & Note Pad Holder Tutorial

This is a fun and easy project you need very few supplies and they are great for gifts. 

You will need a piece of cardstock 12"x10"
score on the 12" side at 1/2, 4 1/2, 5, 9 1/2, 10
turn and score at 1/2" and 9 1/2"
cut your shape on the end for the flap as shown in the video. 

Pocket you will need a piece 4 1/2x5 1/2
score at 1/2" on all 4 sides
decide which will be your top of the pocket and go ahead and tape that piece down
put score tape on the other sides and tape your pocket in.

Mat is 12x8 1/2
Put this on your project and recut the edge as shown in the video. 

SWME Kit Club

There are only 2 days left to get in on the SWME Kit Club and have your subscription start with the beautiful September kit. Make plans to join the kit club before the 20th of August. We have some exciting kits coming up for the months ahead. Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas...oh my these kits are gorgeous! Just go to the link below and sign up, all the information is there. The amount will be automatically taken from your account each month and your beautiful kit will arrive at your door with everything you need to do some awesome projects! Yes more than one project! And a little gift each month from us! And the best part is everything coordinates! No guess work, no hunting for products!! Here are some sneak peeks of the next few months. And remember the price includes US shipping! International shipping will be calculated and invoiced separately. You will receive $50 worth of products for $39.99 how exciting is that! So take a look and get your orders in now!

Kit Club Link:
Facebook Boutique:
Online Store: 
Members Room:

Sneak Peeks of just a few pieces from Sept, Oct, kits!! Shhhhhh don't tell Tammy or Beatriz.....

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Envelope Mini Album

This mini album is so fun and so easy to make. It took me maybe an hour all together to make the album and cover it with paper. This is one of my favorites because it has pockets all through to put your memorabilia and such. Below are the dimensions give it a try and share on our Facebook members room so you can be entered for the $15 gift certificate. 

For the Cover you will need 3 pieces of chipboard. 2 are cut at 5 1/8 x 6 1/2 inches and 1 that is cut
1 1/8 x 6 1/2 inches. The cover sheets for these are cut at 6 x 8 1/2 inches and the center cover sheet is 3 1/2 x 8 1/2

Cover all chipboard with the card stock as show in the video and then choose what paper you will be using for your album. I choose a beautiful paper from the Couture Creations 6x6 pack Vintage Roses Garden. 

The papers are cut to fit the envelopes so depending on what size your envelopes are will determine what size you cut your mats. You can cover completely or just leave a small boarder around them as I did. 

My mat pieces were cut as follows.
Full size 4 1/4x5 1/2"
Half size 1 3/4x5 1/2"
slot or flap 1 1/2x5 1/2"
Piece to slid down into envelope 1 3/4x5 1/2"

If you need any further help with this just go to my tutorial video I tell you all the measurements and how to put them together. 

Thanks for watching and subscribing.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Matchbook Gift Tutorial & 5K Giveaway Date Announced!

Matchbook Gift Box 

Card Stock at 9 1/2"x3 1/4"
Score on long side at 1 1/2, 3, 6 5/8, 8 1/8
Round the ends - all 4

Cut 7 pieces of cardstock 3 x 3 3/4" round tops

Cut 7 pieces of white cardstock for stamping 2 1/2x 2 1/2"
Cut 7 pieces of mat paper for these stamped sheets 2 3/4x2 3/4"

For front cover stamped sheet cut piece 3 1/2x 2 7/8"

Put foam tape or chipboard strips on the bottom of each of the 3x3 3/4 pieces, stick them together at the bottom. Place another piece of tape on the bottom of the one in front and the one in back and stick the sheets to the cover as shown in the video. Fold the little flap over the front piece of tape/foam and this will make the match cover. Decorate as desired. 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Tea Gift Box Tutorial

Today we created this lovely Tea gift box with some of the left over papers from the Wild Rose Studios paper pad Poet's Kitchen. I love this paper pad and it has such beautiful easy to match colors in it. The card stocks are from the shop as well in lilac and hot pink. 

Here is the measurements. Hope to see some of these on our members Facebook group. Join in on the challenge, the information and link to the challenge is below the video for this tutorial, as well as the links to the shops and the members room. 

Cardstock measuring 11 5/8"x3 1/8"
Score on long side at 1 1/2", 3", 6 5/8", 8 1/8"

2 pieces of cardstock for the accordion folds - 3 5/8"x4 1/2"
Score on the long side at 3/8", 3/4" 1 1/8", 1 1/2", 1 7/8", 2 1/4", 2 5/8", 3", 3 3/8", 3 3/4", 4 1/8"

5 pieces of cardstock 3"x3 5/8" to use for the dividers

All the other information is on the YouTube tutorial.


Enjoy! E