Chear & Dear

Monday, September 28, 2015

More Christmas...

 We have been so busy the last few days & weeks preparing for Shop Hop! Today we are finishing the final details and are so excited to be seeing some of you over the next 2 weeks. I'm taking a quick break here to show you what we have been up to! 

Here is our Christmas display upstairs.

Here is a closer view of some of those miniature quilts.

Rachel has been playing with this fabric recently....

 Here is the above fabric decorating a notebook.

And some more notebooks with that fabric. 

A gift box containing a mug mat. This would make an excellent Christmas gift! 

We would love to have you stop by during Shop Hop, even if you do not have a passport for this year's event. We will have our make & take available for a fee for those of you who do not have a passport. If you still would like to purchase a passport, a few of the stores still have some left. Give us a call and we'll try to get you information on where you can still purchase one. 
Have a good week! 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Christmas & Elizabeth Craft dies

 Good Afternoon! 
It's hard to believe but Christmas really is coming up! 
Take a look at this cute fabric for Christmas.

And here is a card that Karina made with the above fabric. 

And she also covered these small notebooks which 
would make great Christmas gifts. 

 Last week, we had a class on using Elizabeth Craft dies. 
Here are two of the cards from the class.

 The above card was made with the mouse and the Props die set.

 The horse was made with this horse die set.

Enjoy your week! 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Motorcycles & Copic Markers

Good Afternoon! 
Have you seen our new motorcycle fabric yet? 
Take a look...

Rachel used the fabric to make this card. 

 And she also made this gift item. 
It's a notecard holder to set on a desk made with a tiny picture frame.

Angie is preparing for our Christmas Copic Markers class on Saturday, October 24. 
Here are some of the things she has been making. 

She used these stamps & dies from Heartfelt Creations. 

If you're interested in taking this call, please call to sign up or for more information. 
Have a good week. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Autumn Sale

Announcing our 9th annual
Autumn Sale
September 12-19, 2015

40% off
Spellbinders Shapeabilities dies & M-Bossabilities

20% off
Fall Fabric
(Fat Quarters, Panels, & by the Yard)

25% off
Elizabeth Craft
Pop Up Dies

Assorted Stamps
(new & used)
will be sold at
discounted prices.

2015 Fall Class Schedule

v  Christmas Cards with Elizabeth Dies Class taught by Rachel Stoltzfus   
Learn how to use dies by Elizabeth Craft Designs and your Cuttlebug machine to make two Christmas cards. The first card will be a pop up card and the second will be a card using the new Karen Burniston dies with the accessories. These little animals will make you smile. J
Wednesday, September 16 - 9:30am – 11:30am   Cost: $20.00

v Paper Crafts for Gift-Giving Class taught by Rachel Stoltzfus
Learn how to use your scrapbooking tools and paper to make your own gifts for Christmas. You will make a favor and a gift item.
Wednesday, October 21 – 9:30am – 11:30am   Cost: $20.00

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 a Christmas 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, October 24 - 9:30am - 11:30am   Cost: $20.00

v  Nancy’s Napkin Folded Card Class taught by Nancy Salzman
Learn how to make a 6x6 napkin folded card using your Score Pal to make intricate folds. You will be amazed when you remove the belly band to reveal the pop up folds. You will make and take home one card.
Wednesday, October 28 - 9:30am - 12:00 noon   Cost: $20.00

v  Beginner Scan N Cut Class taught by Sylvia Field
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. In this beginner class you will learn the basic functions of the machine and make and take home one card. You will need to bring your own machine to this class. The machine will be available for purchase at a discount on the day of the class.
Wednesday, November 11 - 9:30am - 11:30am   Cost: $20.00

 Card-Making with Outline Stickers Class taught by Rachel Stoltzfus 
    On the 1st 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 2nd 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.
Saturday, November 14 – 9:30am – 11:30am   Cost: $20.00

v  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  
Thursday, November 19 – 9:00am – 4:00pm   Cost: $23.00

v  Brother Scan N Cut Project Class taught by Sylvia Field
Use your Brother Scan N Cut to make a card with motion. You’ll learn tips and techniques to make your design “slide” across your card. You will make and take home one card.
Saturday, November 21 - 9:30am - 11:30am   Cost: $20.00

v  Sewing Class taught by Sylvia Field
Want to perk up your bedroom? Join us to make a fast and easy pillowcase using French seams. Then start making them for everyone on your Christmas list. You will be making one pillowcase and when we’re finished, we’ll make a quick and easy fabric box. There are many uses for this box, depending on the size you make.
Friday, December 4 – 9:30am – 12:00noon   Cost: $20.00

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.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Skunks & Poinsettias

 Good Morning! 
Have you seen this new fabric yet? 
We just got it in a few weeks ago & discovered it makes the cutest/funniest cards!

Dora designed & made these cards for the ladies in our Card-Making with Fabric club last week. 

This is the card that Rachel made for the Card-Making with Fabric club ladies. 

The card was made with this fabric:

We are also annoucing the winner of Viewers choice for our 2015 Card Swap. The card with the most votes was this card which also happened to win "Rachel's favorite". Barb Tanner made this card.

The winner received this decorated folder with lots of fun things inside.

Barb Tanner

Enjoy your week! 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

New Class!

Christmas Cards with Elizabeth Dies Class

Learn how to use dies by Elizabeth Craft designs and your Cuttlebug machine to make 2 Christmas cards using the new dies that just came in. The first card will be a pop up card and the second will be a card using the new Karen Burniston dies with the accessories. These little animals will make you smile. :) 
Wednesday, September 16 - 9:30am-11:30pm  
Cost: $20.00 per person 

Please call to sign up. 
Attached is an photo of one of the new pop up dies.