Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Join us for National Scrapbook Day, May 2nd!

Stop by the Paper Crafts demo counter on Saturday, May 2nd to make one of these fun
projects. The times are listed here along with all the other great classes we will be offering during the month of May.

You can also stop in on May 2nd and register for a chance to win all this American Crafts product.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mother's Day Gift Basket Giveaway!

Stop in today and register for a chance to win 1 of 5 Mother's Day gift baskets! Each basket includes the following: 2 gift certificates for the Mother's Day Brunch at the Holiday Inn, $20 Crafts Direct Gift Card, Passport to Creativity one year membership and $40 of merchandise for a total value of $100. Winners will be notified by May 5th.

Soft Cuddly Projects

We brought in 3 Cotton Ginnys patterns to go along with the cuddle fleece. The grandma in me is going nuts, Oh! which one do I make first and do I need to wait for a special occasion? What a dilemma. Any way enough of my craziness, stop in and get some really fun projects to work on today.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Welcome to Knit Wits!

Hello everyone, and thanks for taking the time to check in on our great site!

My name is Julie, and I am the knitting instructor at Crafts Direct! Wow, how lucky am I doing something I love as my job! I like to think of myself as the Crafts Direct 'knit wit' at Crafts Direct on a mission to convert others and bring them in to my 'knit wit' fold! I chose the moniker 'knit-wit' as a loving name to display our interest in knitting and our witty personalities as well! As I tell all my knitting newbies - I am an addict and I need more people to join me!

As this is my first blog entry, I wanted to tell you a bit about our knitting at Craft's Direct. We offer beginning classes that concentrate on learning the basics of the knit and purl stitch, as well as additional project classes including knitting socks, mittens, hats, cables... a little something for everyone to try!

In addition to our classes, we offer a great opportunity to mix and mingle, get a little help when your knitting is in knots, and meet other 'knit-wits' that share your interest! These free meeting sessions are a great place to relax, gather together to knit, and share with others:
  • Thursday evenings at Crafts Direct 6:00pm to 9:00pm in the store lounge and
  • Monday evenings at Caribou Coffee on 25th Ave North 6:00pm to 9:00

So, bookmark our website, check in regularly, watch for new class offerings, and feel free to drop in and meet the other wonderful 'knit-wits' at Craft's Direct! I assure you, you will love the people and the fun!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

- Julie the 'knit-wit'!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Advice From...

We got in these postcards a while back and I just think they are the neatest thing. You can send them, keep them, share them, & even frame them. Each postcard starts with "Advice from a ..." and relate to life. I made a couple of samples for the store that I thought I would share them with you. I picked a few of the postcards I liked, here are the post cards I picked.

I then picked out papers that coordinated well with each of the postcards. I then went through my photos to find ones that related to the postcards I had chosen. I cut them down to fit on the postcards and matted them. I went as far as cutting around the snowflakes on the snowman postcard and tucked the photo behind. I added some rhinestones to the centers of some of the snowflakes for some dimension. For the lake sample I cut around the Cattails on the paper using an X-acto knife and tucked the postcard behind it. Use your imagination to create a one of a kind gift for the friend, mother, father, or the graduate in your life.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Cosmo Cricket Project!

Isn't this project just adorable? Shannon & Sarah Lynn in the Paper Crafts Dept. made this cute little chest using the "Girl Friday" line from Cosmo Cricket, and the little chest we sell here at Crafts Direct for only $8.99. They were inspired by the one Cosmo Cricket did using their "Little Man" line. I am planning on making one for my daughter, to put all her little hair clips in, and I can't wait.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sit and Knit Tonight!

I just wanted to let you know that Julie, our Knitting Instructor, that sits in on the Sit & Knits will not be attending this evening due to a painful dentist visit. She looks forward to seeing you all next week. You are more than welcome to come and relax, sit & knit if you would like. Or spend a little time outdoors and enjoy this beautiful day.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Graduation Party Supplies!

We have a whole endcap devoted to Graduation Party supplies located by the floral counter. Choose from picture frames, confetti, napkins, plates, signs, and more... with many different styles and colors to choose from!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Mother's Day Gift Ideas!

If you need an idea for a Mother's Day gift , we can help you out.
Willow Tree has created some amazing figurines, plaques & boxes - just for this special day! There are many to choose from, pick one that best represents your family.

If your mom likes to craft, but you're not exactly sure what craft she likes - why not get her a Crafts Direct gift card. They are available in any amount - it's the perfect gift!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Mother's Day Gift Basket Giveaway!

Calling all Mother's! We have teamed up with Holiday Inn to giveaway 5 Mother's Day Gift Baskets. Each basket includes the following: 2 gift certificates for the Mother's Day Brunch at the Holiday Inn, $20 Crafts Direct Gift Card, Passport to Creativity one year membership and $40 of merchandise for a total value of $100. All you need to do is stop by Crafts Direct to register for a chance to win 1 of 5 great gift baskets. Winners will be notified by May 5th.

Classes, Classes, & More Classes!

I have been busy working on May's Calendar of Events, and I am pretty excited about what we are offering. (It will be posted once I have dates finalized.) Our classes have been going over extremely well, and are planing on offering classes on specific projects in the near future. Season, who works in the Beads & Basics Dept is going start teaching our beading classes this May. She is a very talented person and came up with some pretty amazing projects for the beading 101 & 201 classes. Here is a sneak peak...

The turquoise Tassel necklace is the Beading 101 class project and the copper pendant necklace and earrings are the beading 201 projects. We still have openings in some of our classes we are offering this month, such as Mini Book Club, Crochet 101, Rosemaling, Cricut 101, and Knitting 201. Every Tuesday we have Open Crochet Night and every Thursday Sit & Knit. Check the calendar for more information.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Yankee BOGO

Every month Yankee Candle Company picks three scents that will be featured in their BOGO (Buy One Get One) special. The scents for April are: Lilac Blossoms, Island Spa, Sun & Sand.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Wall of Mirrors

We have a wall of mirrors! There are so many styles and sizes, that it is truly hard to believe. There are many more through out the home decor area of the store. Take time to "reflect" on the endless possibilities of decorating with one of our many mirrors.

Wall of Clocks

The "time" is now to come in to Crafts Direct and view our wall of clocks. If you are looking for a clock make sure you put us on you shopping list to check out. There is a variety of styles and sizes, and those of you who have a passport don't forget about all those points that will add up by purchasing you clock here. (If you don't have a passport make sure and ask us about it when you stop in).

Signature Collection from Woodwick

Woodwick has done it again. They have come out with a Signature collection that is absolutely amazing! It is a beautiful 9 oz candle that comes in 5 heavenly fragrances. The come packaged in individual canisters that are the "cutest" ever. They are on special for a short time, at a really terrific price. A deal like this will not last forever!!

Yankee Candles

Yankee has decided to treat all of those who are buying Mother's Day gifts with an exceptional idea. They have put there 7oz. tumbler candle on sale at an exceptional price. We have 10 fragrances. It is sure to please Mom, not to mention it would help out "the last minute Easter Bunnies" fill all of the "adult" easter baskets.

Personnalized Pens

We have just gotten a new style of personnalized pens. They are quite stylish and come in an assortment of colors and are extremely durable. They are just the "write" size for all those easter baskets.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Crocheted Bath Mitts for Kids!

It just amazes me how many talented people work here, Gerri who actually works in the Floral Dept. made these samples for us. She did such a wonderful job and aren't they adorable? The patterns are in the Annie's Attic book "Fun Time Bath Mitts", stop in and pick up a copy today for a quick and easy project.