Monday, May 21, 2007

New Adorn Mag!

Hello there! Just thought I would let you know we just got the summer Adorn magazine in and I am so excited about the projects they have in there, if you get a chance definitely check out "Souvenir Style" scrapbooking ideas and also the Passport Wallet on page 70 (so cute in some of our new retro fabrics!). I was also inspired to share with you a great website that they recommended. Wardrobe Refashion is a blog that was started with the purpose of pledging not to buy new clothes for a period of time and instead refashioning your current wardrobe to fit your needs. Definitely check out the link to learn more about it and possibly even take the pledge yourself.
(I __________________ pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of "new" manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 2 / 4 / 6 months. I pledge that i shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovated, recycled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftiness brings! Signed__________________.)It is a great way to inspire your craftiness and also save some money!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Hokie Healing reminder

Hi everybody, I just wanted to remind you that the deadline for sending in your squares for Knit for a Cause/ Hokie Healing is coming up May 31st. Here are a few pictures of some of the squares that have already been collected at the Mosaic Yarn Shop in Virginia, hopefully they will inspire you. For more pictures of all of the squares coming in check out the Mosaic Yarn Shop's BLOG. Happy knitting/ crocheting!

Monday, May 14, 2007

IN STITCHES by Amy Butler

So I have a confession to make. I, like many others, LOVE Amy Butler. I can safely say everything that she has come out with has wowed me from her fabrics to scrapbooking supplies and now her book. Believe it or not I am not a big scrapbooker or quilter but being a designer I love the colors and patterns she uses. I could go as far as to say its brilliant. If you are like me, I don't really know what to do with the fabric once I buy it. This book has 175 pages of project ideas and patterns ranging from laundry totes to aprons. It has projects for every major room of the house starting with the living room and working its way through bedroom projects, kitchen projects, bathroom projects and office projects. Come visit us and check it out!

Monday, May 7, 2007

Mother's Day Cards

Mother's Day is this weekend already! Can you believe it? What would mom want more than something homemade from you. If you think about it your mom probably held on to all of those handcrafted gifts that you gave her when you were little, but as for the cards that were bought, they were probably thrown away through the years. This card is one that it is simple enough for everyone to do, (we have 1st and 2nd graders making them at our store this week).
You will need: • Blank card and envelope of your choice, you can also use a sheet of cardstock cut to the size of your envelope. • (2) 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of coordinating solid color cardstock. • coordinating scrap pieces of paper • flower stamp • 1" circle punch • corner rounding punch • Happy Mother's Day stamp (Optional) •Adhesive of your choice
1. First you will start by cutting out a 3 x 5" rectangle from one of the sheets of solid color cardstock (we used Light Totally Tan). Round the edges using your corner rounding punch. Adhere to the center of your card using your choice of adhesive (we used double sided tape).
2. Next punch out 15 circles from your scrap paper using a 1"punch, we used a variety of patterns to give it a quilted effect but you can also use all the same paper or even 2 or 3 coordinating patterns. Attach these to your card in even rows (glue dots work really well).
3. Out of your last sheet of solid cardstock you will need to cut a 2 x 2" square are round the edges using your corner punch. On this piece you can stamp your flower. letting the stamp run off of the page can add a nice counter balance to the symmetry of your background.
4. On the inside of your card you can either use a Mother's Day stamp or just write a personal message of your own!
I hope you have fun crafting and have a Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 4, 2007

Marvel Comics

For all of the Marvel Comic Fans I’m excited to tell you that we received our order of Super Hero’s today! Ek Success came out with a variety of Scrap booking supplies based on the Marvel comics. It is the perfect time to get the Spiderman album and embellishments with the release of the movie. You can Scrapbook your comic obsession.

Smooth Move!

Since National Scrapbooking Day is approaching I thought we could send a couple of fun ideas your way. The card that we designed today was created specifically for a house warming party but you can use the design for any occasion!
• 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of kraft paper or brown cardstock
• paper trimmer and scoring blade
• moving stamp of your choice
• Brown inkpad
• 2 sheets of coordinating 8 1/2 x 11 paper
• Adhesive
• Bone folder (optional)

1. Start by scoring your kraft paper or brown cardstock. We chose this color to resemble the color of a cardboard box. On the 8 1/2 inch side you will score a line on each end 2 1/8 inches in. Next, on the 11 inch side you will score a line on each end 2 3/4 inches in. (see diagram)
2. After you have scored each side you will cut out the four corners, previously scored, of your paper.
3. On the interior of your card you will be left with a square that measures 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. You will use this measurement to cut out a rectangle from one of your coordinating papers. This will serve as a border for the paper that will have the information regarding your housewarming party.
4. Print out the information for your party on your 2nd piece of coordinating paper making sure that it will fit in a rectangle measuring 5 1/4 x 4. After it has printing cut out the rectangle using this measurement. This allows you to have a 1/8” border.
5. You may now fold in the corners of your paper to give the look of a box. Using a bone folder will help to make a clean fold so that your paper will lay flat when folded.
6. On the outside of your folded card distress your edges using brown ink. In the bottom right hand corner use your moving stamp so your recipient knows what the card is going to be about.
7. You can use the back of your card to print out a map and directions to your new house. Now your friends have a moving box of their own to open!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

National Scrapbooking Day

We are celebrating National Scrapbooking Day for the whole weekend!! Make sure to stop in this weekend to check out the festivities. We have great deals on albums and Cricut supplies and have already started handing out the coupons (stop in to Customer Service to get one). I also wanted to let you know that we will be having a Cricut demonstration on Saturday from 11am - 1pm and right after we will be decorating paint cans to take home with you for FREE! Last but not least we are having a drawing to win this super cute suitcase full of scrapbooking supplies. We will be drawing the winner Sunday after the store closes so make sure you get your name in this weekend!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007


We are looking for a few teachers who are interested in part time teaching some of our kids classes. We teach a wide range of ages from Preschool to about 6th grade.

• Dates and times will vary according to demand. Summer teachers are
our immediate need!

• Some teaching experience is encouraged
- day-care - camp - school teachers - or those who are currently going to school for a related field.

• Requires basic crafts skills and lots of creativity!

• Pick up applications at Customer Service
(Please specify the teaching position on the application)