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Monday, September 29, 2014

Brother Scan N Cut Demonstration

During Shop Hop we will be giving free demonstrations on the new machine that we just started to carry called the Brother Scan N Cut.

With the Brother Scan N Cut you can scan virtually anything to create cut designs and save to your USB drive for future use so you will never have to buy a cartridge again. The machine also has 700 built in designs including quilt and applique patterns. It will also cut fabric for sewing, quilting, and applique.  

We will be demonstrating the following days:
Wednesday, October 1 from 10am-3pm
Friday, October 3 from 10am-3pm
Monday, October 6 from 10am-3pm
Thursday, October 9 from 10am-3pm

If you buy the Scan N Cut machine during Shop Hop (even if you are not participating in the Shop Hop and don't have a passport) you will be able to get 10% off the machine plus a free beginner class on how to use it.

Autumn & Christmas

 Good Morning!
Here are some new autumn cards that Rachel made.

 For the two cards above the leaves came from this fabric:
 the pumpkins came from this fabric:
 and the barn scene came from this fabric:

 Over the weekend we played with some of our new Christmas fabric!
Here is a bag decorated by Jewel who is here to help us during Shop Hop:
And a card made by Jewel: 
and the next 2 cards were made by myself: 

 Here are little bags that we embossed and decorated. 
You can use them as favors to put candy in or a gift card fits perfectly in it as well.
 The fabrics that were used look like this:

Have a great week! 

Monday, September 22, 2014


 Take a look at this adorable kitten fabric that is new. 

Karina made these cards with the above fabric. 

 And Rachel made these cute drawstring bags with the fabric. 
 Inside the bag is a notebook decorated with the same fabric. 
 And we also have a cloth bag made with the fabric. 

This week we are busy getting ready for Shop Hop which starts next week! Can't believe it's that time of year already but we are so excited! Hopefully we'll see a bunch of you then! 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Winter Forest

 Good Morning! 

Here are several gorgeous winter cards that Rachel made last week. They are made with new fabric that we have that is pictured below.

The front of the card looks like this: 

...and it opens up and looks like this:

Here is a closer look at some of that detail.
 ...and a closer look at the other side

 Here are two more similar ones:

The fabric she used to make the above cards looks like this: 

And this fabric she used as the background:

This fabric coordinates with the above two.

The die she used was one of our new Christmas Spellbinders called "Snowflakes View" and we do currently have that in stock for $24.99. It's absolutely gorgeous.

Also, just to let you all know a few weeks ago we counted the votes for our Card Swap contest and the winner of the bag of scrapbooking & card-making supplies was Tricia Casill. Her card was #8. Thank you to all of you who participated in the voting. 

Have a blessed week!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

2014 Fall Class Schedule

v  Buggies and Buds Shop Hop 2014: October 1 – 13, 2014
See bottom for details.

v  Card-Making with Fabric Class taught by Rachel Stoltzfus
Learn how to make fun and easy cards using fabric and your Cuttlebug machine and     Spellbinders Nestabilities dies. You will make and take home two cards
Saturday, November 8 - 9:30am - 11:30am   Cost: $15.00 per person

v  Christmas Cards with Outline Sticker Class taught by Rachel Stoltzfus
On the first card, we will be using outline stickers on clear plastic and coloring with Glaze 3-D markers to achieve the look of stained glass. You will also learn to use the innies of outline stickers. On the second card, we will make glitter paper, put the outline stickers on it, and color it with Copic markers. You will make and take home 2 cards.
Wednesday, November 12 – 9:30am – 11:30am   Cost: $20.00 per person

v  Christmas Copic Markers Class taught by Angie Ha
Take your Christmas card-making to a new level and use Copic markers to make your stamped images come alive. Angie is certified to teach and you can view her blog at You will make and take home 2 Christmas cards with one being a House Mouse card. You will need to have the Copic markers we use in the class. (The markers will be available for purchase at a discount on the day of the class.)
Saturday, November 22 - 9:30am - 11:30am   Cost: $20.00 per person

v  Christmas Pot Pie Crop  
Bring your photos and scrapbooking supplies and spend the day with us.  We provide donuts and coffee when you arrive and Mom’s homemade chicken pot pie meal for lunch, plus lots of inspiration and hands on help with your pages and/or card-making.  Age Limit: 12 years and older   Cost: $23.00 per person
Thursday, December 11 – 9:00am – 4:00pm   
Friday, December 12 – 9:00am – 4:00pm

v Calendar Club
Join the Calendar Club to make your own handmade 2014 calendar. Twelve ladies will sign up. Each lady will be assigned a month and will make 12 alike 12x12 pages for her month. Swap pages and finish the details on the calendar. Call for more information or ask for a flyer.

v  If you have a group of friends that would like to do a class together, call ahead and schedule your own personal class. We also rent out our upstairs cropping room for a fee of $8 per person, per day. Please call ahead to schedule your day.

*Your space for the classes will be reserved when we receive your payment. If you wish to cancel a space for a class we need to know 3 days in advance in order for you to receive a refund in store credit. We reserve the right to cancel a class in which case we would issue store credit.

Shop Hop Information:
The 2014 Buggies and Buds Shop Hop will be held from October 1 – 13, 2014. The Shop Hop is Pennsylvania’s scrapbooking and paper crafting store tour. Passports are sold for $15 but there are limited quantities left so get yours before we are sold out!
For more details visit

Participating Stores:

1.      Barbara's Stamping Delight Quarryville
2.      Country Cottage Creations Paradise
3.      Countryside Creations Gordonville
4.      Cozy Crop House Lititz
5.      Farmhouse Memories Paradise
6.      Forevermore Scrapbooking Gettysburg
7.      Joys of Life Scrapbooking Mechanicsburg
8.      L&L Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking Ephrata
9.      Pages in Time Brickerville
10.  Paper Place Mount Joy
11.  Stampin’ Station, Home of Purple Daisy Desgin Greencastle
12.  Treasures Old and New Dover

Monday, September 8, 2014

Autumn Cards & Club Sneak Peek

 Good Afternoon!

This morning when I woke up it definitely felt like fall weather outside so I thought it would be appropriate to show these cards that Rachel made over the weekend. 

The crocheted circles and ovals on these cards were cut out using the Spellbinders Lacey circles and ovals and then Rachel's mother crocheted around them. They make beautiful cards.
 And the fabric she used came from this fabric:

Here is a peek at what the Card-Making with Fabric club did last week...

Using this fabric....

 they did these cards...
Tricia Casill was the hostess and designed all these cards.

The background on the second card looks like this and it is paper by Authentique from the "Accomplished" line.

We are working hard today on planning our fall class schedule and September sale so hopefully we can share those details with you soon.