CHA NEWS 2012

January 30, 2012

After day one at CHA I have a new motto~ “Be Calm and Carry On”! This wonderful new paper collection from Reminisce features these words. It’s always been one of my favorite collections for travel, and this year is no exception with their new collection of vintage travel papers and stickers.  A wonderful package of these samples just arrived on Friday before I left for the show so, we hope to have these in stock by early February.

Next on the list~ “bottle caps”.  Now what is that all about?  I think Bev and I bought these for the shop over 10 years ago when there wasn’t much to choose from.  This time around there seem to be more choices. Let me know what you think?  So many possibilities, so much fun!!!!Moving right along~NEW from Mr. Tim Holtz…. Distress Markers in all the 36 distress colors!!! So amazing!  I was thinking ” just another pen”?  Well not quite.  He also has new rubber stamps WOW!The Bella Blvd. Baby collections are truly adorable.  They come with mini flags, ribbons and other do-dads (for lack of a better description).  Who doesn’t love happy, little zoo animals?Basic Grey has an interesting collection called “What’s Up”.  Their papers feature hot air balloons, row houses and vibrant coral colors.  How Fun!Up next  are “brag books” from Fancy Pants.  For those of you that got hooked on “Smash Books” this past year, these are just as fun!  They remind me of my first trip to Disneyland, when I kept everything to put in an album as a souvenir once I got home.  Who would have thought they would eventually make something to put match books and sugar packets into?  The themes they have created are wonderful and you can’t help but smile when you think back to why you actually kept the things you did.

For those of you who like to stamp and color with Copic markers or others, I found an adorable girly stamp collection from a little company in Washington State called “Sparkle”.  They also have a few “guy” stamps that are adorable too! I am sure you will love these images that are so much fun to color!

Barb says she will send a pic of her “extra bed”, good thing no one else is there, where would they sleep? I think it’s probably full of brochures and catalogues?

Make sure to check us out tomorrow as we will have more updates from Barb at the 2012 CHA Show!


Copic Markers Rock!

August 6, 2010

If you like stamping, coloring and blending ~ Copics are perfect for you ! Penny Black , Stamping Bella, Stampavie and many other stamps that we stock are great for this.

There are many things that make Copic Markers so wonderful.

  • Refillable
  • Nibs are replaceable
  • Alcohol based and will not wash away
  • Can be used with many other mediums & on many surfaces
  • Blendable
  • Acid Free
  • Child proof

We carry Copic Ciao markers but can special order other types. There is still time to sign-up for:

Copic Basics Class ~ Wednesday, August 11th   10am-12:30pm   $25

Our Copic certified instructor, Spike will show you what Copics are all about.  You will make a card and learn basic blending techniques.  You will also receive other images to practice on and a Ciao blender pen.  Classes are small, so sign up fast.


Art Glitter Glass Beads

June 5, 2009

We just received Art Glitter Institute Glass Beads in the store and it was my job to create this butterfly to show you the new product.  It was a tad time consuming but worth it in the end. 

Quick instructions:  The underneath butterfly outline was glittered and the top was heat embossed.  Use “dries clear” glue with a fine tip.  To ensure that you have no white spaces showing after the glue dries, color your butterfly in with Tombow markers or Copic markers.  Start from the outside edge with the glue and beads.  Blend colors together as desired.  Sprinkle same color glitter over beads to cover excess glue (not shown).  Allow to dry, cut out butterfly and adhere to card.                 

Product used on card:  Magenta “Vintage Letter” Stamp, Bazzill Paper, Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder by Ranger, Ranger Arcival Ink ‘Coffee’, Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder, May Arts ribbon, Bo-Bunny Splendor Paisley paper, “Brown Paper Bag” paper.


Come on out!

April 18, 2009

If you haven’t already been to Classic on Alexander in Chilliwack, BC, I highly suggest you come to visit us!  If you’re passing through into the Lower Mainland or into the Okanagan, we’re the perfect place to take a rest stop!
Having trouble finding certain items? Unsure about how to do something?  Would you like to try something new?  Our helpful and knowledgeable team are more than willing to give you a hand with your scrap booking or paper crafting project!

With 4,000 sq. feet of space we carry specialty papers from Basic Grey, Bazzill, Bo-Bunny, Core’dinations, Heidi Grace, Kaisercraft, Pebbles, Reminisce, SEI and more!

All the fun tools for Cuttlebug and for the Sizzix Big Shot including embossing folders, dies, Spellbinders products including many Nestabilities and Boss Kuts.

Spellbinders Nestabilities

Spellbinders Nestabilities

Stamps boy do we ever have stamps from: Hero Arts, Penny Black, Cornish Heritage Farms including Thomas Kinkade to name a few!

stamps

Unmounted Stamps

We have so much glitter to add sparkle to your life such as Copic Spica, Glitter Ritz, Stickles, Shimmerz, Sakura Stardust Pens, VersaMark Dazzle, etc.  As well as stuff to make them stick!

glitter1

Glitter Ritz and Be Creative Tape Bar

Copic Spica

Copic Spica

New items from CHA 2009 such as the very popular Flower Soft and Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink from Clearsnap (which was voted one of the best new products of the CHA 2009 show).

flowersoft

Flower Soft and Accessories

Smooch

Smooch

Looking for Copic markers? We have those and Tombows too!

Copic Ciao

Copic Ciao

Need something basic as adhesives?  We’ve GOT adhesives for every job!  Just name it!

Adhesives

Adhesives

And to top it all off, there’s our wall of ribbon from many great companies such as May Arts!

Ribbon

Ribbon

Other fabulous things is our die-cut room with many so die-cuts to choose from!  From adding a little extra to your scrap book pages to make your own wedding invitations or favours!

Since we’re on the topic of bridal, we have a cozy bridal area where you can select from the many options for your wedding invitations.  As the store can get busy, I highly suggest to make an appointment with our wedding specialist.  She can help you decide which options are right for you.

Bridal Area

Bridal Area

But don’t take my word for it my paper crafting, scrapbooking friends, come see the store for yourself and bring a friend or two!

See you soon!