Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fly A Kite

The last card from my Elzy Belles sample board. I cute the kite out of coordinating paper and drew a line for it then pop-dotted it for added dimention. Of course its colored with Copic markers =) Then used the MS fench punch and added ribbon and a flower. Popped a pearl accent in's all about details. This is another unique template. Just folder however much smaller you want your card. But then hold next to your envelope size and see where your next piece needs to be attached in order to still fit into the envelope.

Beautiful day today so I hope my Wisconsin blog followers get to be outside to enjoy it.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


For a different twist.....I cut 1/3 of the front of the card off and then added the stamped image so it was extending past the cut off part.
Supplies: Elzy Belle stamp, Judith sentiment, My Minds Eye papers, Basic Grey flower, Copic markers.

Congrats to our winners. Lynn B. of Chippewa Falls won our $50 basket of goodies and Sarah S. of Osseo won our basket of goodies for guessing closest to how many days Picture This has been open. It originally opened April 7, 1997.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Just A Note

Another card from my sample board. I will try to post them all eventually. And don't forget....when the stamps are gone...they are gone.  
Supplies: Elzy Belle & Judith stamps, Copic markers, script embossing folder, Nesties, EK success border punches, My Minds Eye papers, CS.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Enjoy the Ride

This is one of the cards off my Stamp board. I couldn't find a stamp for the inside so I customized it using the 'Just Rite' stamps. Dawn has been hooked on them for quite awhile. I used Copics for the coloring.
Supplies: Elzy Belle and Just Rite stamps, May Arts ribbon, Prima Flowers, My Minds Eye papers, Fiskars border punch, Nesties, CS and pearl accent.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Door Prize

You'll want to stop in this week and sign up for this door prize valued over $50.  And take advantage of our specials going on this week for you...our customer. 

Monday, June 21, 2010

Simple Birthday

Goodmorning. Hope you got to enjoy the nice weekend. Here is a simple, quick birthday card for when you need one at the last minute. The dots is My Minds Eye and the mauve is the backside of the dots. I love MME for this reason. It is always color coordinated. And you can sand your embossed as well since it has the inner white core. I used a border punch and added ribbon. The circles were from Nestie dies.

Supplies: My Minds Eye paper, CS, EK Success candle punch, Nesties, Creative Impressions ribbon, Swiss Dots embossing folder, Hero Arts stamp and pop dot.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

We used this card for our make-n-take this past Thursday. I colored with Copic markers and used Spica on the computer part to give it shimmer.
Supplies: Stampendous Changito stamp, Copics, My Minds Eye paper, CS, brads, ribbon.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Stamp Board

Last weekend I hauled all my 'stuff' home and worked on a sample board. Most companies charge for theirs and why not create our own!? So this board is featuring the Elzy Belles stamps. You will have to stop in-store to check out the live samples. And we can not get the stamps any longer so when they are gone...they're gone. They are just adorable.   The stamps have arrived as well for the Amuse-A-Palooza so we are anxious to share those as well but we have to keep them top secret til July. So we're busy plotting and planning some fun for that week.  And we have been very busy behind the scenes planning and prepping for this comings weeks Customer Appreciation.

June Fab 5 Winner

Thank you to everyone who joined us this week for another fun Fab 5.  The blog poster winner is nellessonconcrete.    You can stop by the store to pick up this prize shown above.
Once agian, thanks to everyone and we hope you got a lot of ideas and we helped jump-start those creative juices.

Friday, June 18, 2010

June Fab 5...Day Five

Last day of yet another fun Fab 5. We hope you got a lot of ideas and were inspired. Todays product was a wide ribbon. I chose to make a card using my ribbon. I had been working on a sample board using all Elzy Bells stamps so I just whipped up another using my last Fab 5 product. This folds down flat then for mailing but otherwise props open so the recipiant can set out and enjoy.

Supplies: May Art ribbon, Copic markers, Amuse, Judith & Hero Arts stamps, Dreamstreet paper,CS, MS punch for grass and Nestibilities.

And my week ends with good news as well for you and on a personal note. Good news for you....we have our Customer Appreciation Week start Monday and lots of things going on to thank our great customers and friends.  On a personal mother has a inch size tumor in her lungs. But yesterday the specialist in cities saw her and he is 99% sure he can get it all with surgery. 

Have a great weekend. 
Be sure to post comment by midnight tonight on any of our blogs or drop comment in-store for us to post for you to get entered to win some free product!!! 

Thursday, June 17, 2010

June Fab 5 Day Four

I had to whip this one up real quick last night so pretty basic. I did throw in a popped up sentiment in the inside since I really cheated and let the paper do the work for me on the outside. I made it into a large card to show all the pattern that was on the paper. On the inside I cut 2 slots and folder that in the opposite direction of the card fold so it created a elevated sqaure. I adhered the sentiment to that. So when you open the card....that pops up at you. I finished if off by spritzing glimmer mist on the front. You can see it in store when we display our June Fab 5 next week.

Be sure to leave a comment on our blogs or in-store for us to post for you for chance to win $20 in product along with all 5 of featured products we used this week.   Then mark your calenders because next week is our Customer Appreciation Week and you will not want to miss any of it. Today is our free make-n-take so hop on out from 11-1 today for that as well.

Supplies: Dreamstreet Fiesty paper, CS, Hero Arts and Judith stamps, Nestibilie die, Tattered Angels.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

June Fab 5 Day Three

Goodmorning.....a day predicted with no rain today!! Whoo hoo. I think we surpassed out 2 inch deficit.

I have had a lot of people commenting in-store on the Fab 5 but do not have a blog account to comment. You can bring your comments in with your name and town and I will post your info for you and your name can then be entered in drawing as well. Be sure to write which Fab 5 post you want comment added to.

Todays challenge was with a paper that resembled waves to me. So I cut the designs out and multi-layered them to create waves.  This would be perfect for Fathers Day. (hint, hint)  Copics were used to color and I pop-dotted the fish.

Supplies: Judith stamps, Copic Markers, Scribble Scrabble paper, Cloud stencil, Atlantic Versacolor ink, CS and Spica pen on the lure to make it shimmer.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June Fab 5...Day Two

Welcome to day sure to leave a comment on any of our Fab 5's this week for chance to win over $20 worth of goodies. Don't forget all the papers you see featured are available at Picture This and you will have 25 ideas for those 5 products at the end of the week!!!
Todays challenge paper was a diamond delight. I turned mine into a birthday card.  I used the circle Nesties and pop-dotted one layer. I love those and we have an awesome storage class coming up for your Nesties as well so be sure to check out the class page for that.

Supplies: Amplified pattern paper, Pebbles Inc. sticker, Nesties, May Arts ribbon, Sandylion flower, CS.

Monday, June 14, 2010

June Fab 5...Day One

Welcome to another of our Fab 5's.  Be sure to leave a comment this week on any of our Fab 5 blogs to be entered into a drawing to win a sheet of each of our featured papers as well as more goodies!!

Our first challenge was a paper by TPC and I did a card with mine and cut the words right from the paper to spell out the message.

Supplies: TPC paper, Nestibilites, May Arts ribbon, Sandylion flowers, Doublemates CS.

Be sure to join us as a fan on Facebook and keep following the store blog because next week of our Customer Appreciation Week and we have lots of fun things to announce and specials. One lucky person got a brand nee TIM HOLTZ folder set at 40% off last Friday for responding quick to a Facebook announcement. You just never know what we PT gals are cooking up here.

Irvine Tigers!!

I finally got to get to Irvine Park yesterday to see the latest addition.....2 beautiful tigers!!!  I could stay and watch them all day. I took lots of photos so watch for an upcoming page in-store. Now off to post my first Fab 5 for the week.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Everybody Needs A Friend

Seems a lot of friends, customers and family have had a rough week this week so this card is appropriate for the week. I am thinking of all of you  and you all have been in my prayers.  I just added this card as the 3rd one for the Senior Scissors coming up this Tues. You will use Nestabilites in the Cuttlbug and Copic markers.

Supplies: Vellum, Copics, Judith stamps, gems, CS.


Goodmorning. A rainy day here in Eau Claire....but we really need the rain so we can not complain at all. Our feathery little friends here wouldn't mind the rain at all either. This was made for an upcoming class next week. I used all Copics to bring it to life. I am really loving them markers.

Supplies: Northwoods stamp, Copic markers, Cuttlebug embossing folder, CS and May Arts ribbon.

Our next Fab 5 starts next week so be sure to be checking out all of those ideas. Where do you get your inspriation from? If it is from our website/blogs/store.....then please leave a comment on Facebook or the blogs that you do. Advertising is sooo expensive and all of these venues are too, so let me know my investment is well worth it to you.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thursdays Make-n-Take

Hope everyones week is going well. I know several who are having a rough week so heres to hoping things brighten up.   I have been sporatic with the postings lately. I had my oldests graduation and then we have sooo many things upcoming here at the store that the details have taken a lot of my time. I actually tore my craft room apart at the store Tues. and have gotten several cards made since! It has been set up backwards for me the entire time due to wall outlets and such when we moved everything up here from my Eleva store. Well enough was enough and I rearranged so it is for a 'lefty' now. What a world of difference. Now I just need light above my work area. is our next Thursdays make-n-take. There will be one for free and this one is a step it up for a buck.

Supplies: Changito monkey, Amuse sentiment, Copic Markers, Spellbinder die, My Minds Eye paper and red twine.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Thursdays Make-n-Take

Join us this Thursday from 11-1 for another great make-n-take. This one I created using a Northwoods stamp and colored with Copic markers. You will get hands on with the Cuttlebug machine and see how to use the Nestabilites in your Cuttlebug.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Summer Rule #5

Here's a quic page I did yesterday for our pages-for-sale basket. You Can't read the cool tag but it has "Summer Rule #5" on it and then you journal your info on the tag. This is using all Scienc Route and My Minds Eye papers. Even the cream is the backside of a patterned paper.


We survived graduation over the weekend. So therefore no new posts all week long. The ceremony was very nice  and the weather was beautiful over the weekend for all the grad parties. Ryan had 62 in his graduating class. (which is actually a large class for our school) 
My next son is a freshman so I have a few years in between. whew.