Friday, December 23, 2011

Brand New Memory Box Dies-Arrived December 23

We just received the newest release of dies from Dave Brethauer at Memory Box. These are Valentine and Spring oriented...there is a window box for each size window, with flowers and vines to go in well as a great assortment of hearts and borders...I have included as many pictures as I could get away with as I was leaning over my staff who were trying to get the items into the register. (I might need to go home now for the day.) Please enjoy. Feel free to call and place an order, we can hold it for you if it is prepaid. 978-887-6397. We will get them up onto the online store sometime next week.

One more thing...we have the neatest "letter to Santa' here...all it needs is a child who wants something....really badly. One side has room for the "list. The other side has an area to address and stamp...

Friday, December 16, 2011

Ten-Day Countdown to Christmas

We are having a crazy event now at the store. Every evening for the ten days leading up to Christmas, I send out an e mail with info about a super deep sale for the following day only. The next night, there is another e-mail. Today is day nine before the Day Eight notice is about to go out. If you sign up for the newsletter , you will receive all the notices. For example, today, we had Elisabeth Crafts glitter ritz on sale at 70% off. Again, it was a one-day deal. There is definitely an advantage to getting the newsletter!!
This is an in-store event..we are not able to run it with phone orders or online if you live nearby, there are people out there who are very jealous of you!
Tomorrow's announcement will be equally as astounding, so sign up for the newsletter by going to the link on this page, over in the left hand column, where it says "sign up for the newsletter."

Some new samples...

We have been busy making holiday samples here these last few weeks. I will post a few of them here, with some simple instructions. First up is the snowboarder, from MFT, colored with Copic markers. Also, the snow is from one of their border dies, cut out of felt.

These next six samples are all done with the Memory Box sets of dies and stamps. Cardstock is mostly Bazzill cardstock. Images are mostly colored using Copic marker techniques. The peace word is cut out using the Tim Holtz die, then an oval punch to give it an oval shape, and hand-trimmed for the red glitter edge. In the "deer" card, the background paper is Basic Grey Nordic line, with the frostyville border and deer trio from Memory Box. The wreath card has the Memory Box wreath embossed in Hero Arts white Ep, and die cut with the matching die.

This is the large memory Box window frame, with a silhouette stamp from Flourishes. Snowflakes are embossed with hero Arts white EP, and the snow comes from the very cool "Snow Writer." The snow globe and stamp are both from Memory Box. Gift tags are Ranger kraft small tags, trimmed to the height of an ATC, with Memory box matching stamps and dies, colored with Copics.

This frame is a set by Darcie. It includesd all the die cut pieces as well as a matching clear acrylic piece, in case you want to include shaker material. The reindeer are hand punches, flying over the pine tree background from Impression Obsession, and colored using the Ranger Perfect Pearls over VersaMark clear ink.

Here we have Melissa Frances' miniature houses, that come plain and unassembled. Using Ranger's Picket Fence Stain, it was quick and easy to paint. It is also super easy to add decorative paper. Just adhere to the paper, and trim around the edges. Everything went together with a glue gun.