Friday, August 29, 2008

New Products in Store

The Kodomo stamps are now here and they are gorgeous!
And some Hero Arts are in the store, including the new robots and Owl-ween stamps.
And if anyone else wanted to know...
Holiday stuff will be in the store starting September 15th.
We need to find a place to put it all.
But the good news, it's already here.
Here's a sneak peek.

Please bring in all your school contest samples by Tuesday, September 2nd.

Have a lovely holiday weekend.
And don't forget....We are closed on Monday, September 1st for Labor Day.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Class this week

Join me this week for this awesome class!
Card Creations
Thursday, August 28th
11a - 1p

And to the person who stole my folded magnetic October Afternoon card that I loved...karma will get ya my friend!
The September Newsletter will be hitting your email inboxes on Thursday.

Friday, August 22, 2008

When I got back from my mini vacation...

This little birdie was waiting to greet me!

It's the new Offbeat Collection from Basic Grey.
Wonderful colors and great prints that just make me so happy.
The embellishments are coming for this line as well, so get ready for even more colorful goodness.

And all the new Jenni Bowlin is in the store.
Her paper is just divine.

And the shapes are perfect for any project.

And if you haven't seen it, there is now Hambly in the store.
More is coming!
Including their new stickers.

And for all those Rockstars in your life, we now have the new Piggy Tales line.
This paper would be perfect for all those teens, Guitar Hero and Rockstar junkies.
There are some really cool embellishments for this line as well, like those barndoor stickers that open up to reveal journaling or another picture.
And the rubons are wonderful.
All our new product is featured at the front of the store, so you can't miss it.
See ya soon!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

A muse Card Class

Here are some samples for the A muse Card Class next week...

This class will be offered...

Monday, August 25th
11a - 1p


Monday, August 25th
5:30p - 7:30p

Call or stop by the store today to reserve a spot in this fun filled class!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Card Creations Class

New cards for Class this month!

Please join us for this great class where we will be creating these 5 cards!

Thursday, August 21st
5:30p - 7:30p


Thursday, August 28th
11a - 1p

Call or stop by the store to reserve your spot this month.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Vintage Chic!

Playtimes Past Collection from Graphic45 is now here.
There are some very versatile paper designs in this line that would be great for kid pages, cards galore, Christmas projects and even some kitchen novelties.

Pop Fashion arrived!

Pink Paislee's new Pop Fashion collection is in stock!
Great new letter stickers to coordinate with all your new projects...
And some cute rubons...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Here's Your Last Chance...

There are a couple spots left for Martha Bonneau's class on Saturday morning.
If you want to get a chance to make this incredible album, I suggest you call or stop by the store very soon.
Inspired Acrylic Album Class
Saturday, August 16th
11a - 1p
Class Fee: $30

This little album is simply amazing and if you need more proof, it is in our store right now, inspiring me every day!

Digital Photography Bootcamp

This weekend, instead of the Digital Photography II class we were offering, we are now offering a Digi Bootcamp which will cover all of Digital Photography I as well as most of Digital Photography II.
This is a great way to get real familiar with your camera at a GREAT PRICE as well as quickly.
Whether you have an SLR or just a point and shoot camera, there is a ton of information for everyone in this class.

If you would like to join us for this great opportunity, please call or stop by the store today to reserve your spot. Our instructor will be leaving for school this weekend, so we are not sure when these courses will be offered again, so sign up TODAY!

Digital Photography Bootcamp
Saturday, August 16th
1:30p - 3:30p
Class Fee: $15

Please bring your camera, manual and a few samples of your pictures to show what you like and dislike about your current photography.
See you then!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I Choo-Choo Choose Him!

This little guy is now smiling at me every morning...
Thomas and his friend, Sir Topham Hat, are now here and waiting to be used for great pages, cards and party invites. I imagine that little boys in the Arlington Heights area will be very happy.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Back to School Contest!

School is almost back in session!

To celebrate the upcoming educational endeavors, we are hosting our first store contest. We want to see your school themed pages, projects and cards. This can be scrapbook pages about your college days, a card for your son’s teacher or a mini album of your dog’s time in obedience school. Just pick a “school” idea and run with it.

You have until August 31st to bring in your school submission.

Only one entry per person.

We will display the entries in September for all our customers to view and vote for our winner.

The winning project designer will receive a $25 gift certificate.

Deadline for submissions is August 31st.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Classes This Week

Just an update on the classes we are offering at the store this week...

Tuesday, August 12th
11a - 1:30p Folded Flower Album with Margie Higuchi
6p - 7p Creative Cafe Happy Hour

Wednesday, August 13th
11a - 12:30p Kids Class Door Hangers

Friday, August 15th
Crop Night!

Saturday, August 16th
11a - 1p Inspired Acrylic Album with Martha Bonneau
1:30p - 3:30p Digital Photography BootCamp (We have revamped this class to be Digi I and most of Digi II so that you can get in as much info as possible before our instructor leaves! This is an awesome class and so far our most popular.)

Pictures of all the projects are in our online gallery.
Descriptions as well as our entire schedule can be found on our calendar.
All classes need a minimum of 4 people and crops a minimum of 5 in order for us to be able to offer it, so bring your friends! We hate to call people and have to cancel a class or crop, it breaks our hearts. So be sure to sign up for your classes early so that we don't cancel classes that people want. We have a 24 hour cutoff for classes and a 48 hour cutoff for crops. So if less than 5 people are signed up to crop by Wednesday, the crop is cancelled.
I hope this all makes sense.
Any questions, call or stop by the store.
Hope to see you soon!

Friday, August 8, 2008

This Just In...

American Craft Thickers Galore!
Including the new Puffy Chit Chat Thickers, Rubons and Foam Shapes!!
A closer look at those new cool thickers, in case you needed more convincing of their coolness.
And new American Craft Travel line with the Felt Accents too.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Didja Know?

In case you haven't heard...

When you take a class at CraftFancy, you get a 10% discount the day of class!
And the class fee counts towards your Rewards Points.
What, you don't know about Rewards Points?
Well, when you reach $250 spent in the store, you get a $25 store credit.
Yup, a 10% discount pretty much.

Perhaps that will motivate someone to come to a fabulous class?
I'm just sayin'...

In case you wanted to get some New Stuff that just came in.
American Craft New Puffy Chit Chat Thickers
American Craft Travel Paper Line
American Craft Rubons and Ribbons
Graphic 45 Papers

(pictures to follow)

Monday, August 4, 2008

Classes This Week!

We have a bunch of great classes this week with spots still open!
Join us

Tuesday, August 5th 11a - 1p
A muse Summer Cards Class

Thursday, August 7th 5:30p - 7:30p
"Inspired" Acrylic Album with Martha Bonneau

Saturday, August 9th 11a - 1:30p
Folded Flower Album with Margie Higuchi

Call or stop by the store to reserve your spot in these great classes!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

He's Back!

Penguin Dude is back in stock and waiting for all those beachy creative thoughts.
Once he finds a permanent home this time, he is gone for good, so get 'em while you can!