Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Wednesday, November 26: We will be closing early (5:30PM) to get ready for Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 27: Shop Closed:
On this day, I wish you time with your family to make new memories and reflect on the ones from the past.
On this day, I wish you a beautiful dinner with loved ones be they family or friends.
On this day, I wish you extra time to not feel rushed and to look at the beautiful things in your life.
Give someone a hug and a kiss and let them know how much you love them.
These are all things to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day.

Friday, November 28: Shop Closed

For Saturday and Sunday only, everything in the shop is on sale at 25% off. Remember, that is Saturday Nov. 29 and Sunday Nov. 30. We also start our % off envelopes on Saturday.

Instructions for % off envelopes.
Each day you make a purchase you will receive an envelope. The envelopes will have a % on the inside from 10% all the way to 50%; there are also Instant Winner Envelopes and you may choose any stamp in the shop for free. On December 19, our Open House, you may use any one of the envelopes you have received--obviously you will use your highest percentage. If you cannot make Open House, the envelope will be good through the end of the year. If you have any questions, please post a note on this blog of email me at

The Wendy Poma class originally scheduled for November 30 has been rescheduled to December 6.

Have a wonderful shopping season. Hope to see you all in the shop during this season.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Wednesday, November 19: ATC Class and Swap Club, Kristy Williams, 6:30, $10. Everybody does their own ATC’s (usually 8-12) which you then exchange with the other members and Kristy the Teacher/Coordinator then has the supplies and plans a lesson for making another two (2) ATCs at the meeting, so you will go home with anywhere from 8-12 ATCs.
Thursday, November 20: Art from the Heart Club, 6:30-8:30. Are you looking for a way to make and share art well here it is. This club has been going for 7 years now and we are always looking for new artists both beginning and experienced. We meet once a month and have a theme each month and usually a hands-on demonstration each month. If you are interested, please email me or call the shop or drop on by. Come check us out

Friday, November 21: (Subject to approval with DeAnn and Class. Calligraphy Class #9, Designing Letters, DeAnn Singh, 10 weeks, 7-9PM $200. The classes will be held on either Wednesday or Thursday of each week. Read our note at the top of this newsletter about DeAnn. Friday has been approved.

Saturday, November 22: Christmas Cards, Gayle Smith, 10:30-2:00, $35. Beautiful Christmas Cards - both elegant and whimsical styles. Choose 5 cards from the 8-10 styles. If you would like to make any additional cards, each would be $5 more. Supply list: Scissors, ruler (or straight edge), x-acto knife, black waterproof ink, tape, glue, redline or La d'Ore tape.

Sunday, November 23: Hanko Card and Punch Class, Lori Lai, 12:30-4:30, $50. Lori’s classes are always fun. She is using Punch Bunch Punches, Hanko Paper and Stamps, Kodomo Stamps and a myriad of ideas and designs that she comes up with. It is a 5-card class and the cards are stunning. Check out and look for Lori’s samples. Supply list: same as Gayle's class on Saturday as well as any flower punches you might have.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


For those of you taking the Cuttlebug class on Saturday or those wanting to take the Cuttlebug class the following is your supply list:

Cuttlebug (if you have one, if not we will share the Big Kick that's in the shop)
All your dies
All your embossing folders
X-acto Blade
Permanent Black Ink Pad

We have 6 signed up for class and there is a maximum of 10 so sign up soon if you want to learn all about the Cuttlebug and end up with some really pretty Christmas cards. This class is being taught by Gayle Smith while the original teacher, Gloria Lusear, if packing to leave us (snif, snif).

Also, don't forget Kelly Kilmer's class on Sunday, "An Artist and her Tools".

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Hope you all had fun at convention. Looking forward to seeing you in the shop this week.

For this week only--11/10-11/16 all papers (excluding Hanko Papers) will be on sale. Buy one get one of equal or lesser value at 1/2 price.

Here are this week's upcoming classes:

Wednesday, November 12: Triple X Stitch Book, Kelly Kilmer, 6:30-8:30, $55.Yet another great stitch to add to your bookbinding repertoire! Assemble a unique book with three "X"s in a row on the spine (hence, triple X). Very cool and very fresh. Add some fun and funky paper and I think you'll walk out of here quite happy with your finished sample. This gorgeous book can be utilized as an art journal, photo album, memory book, and so much more. Supply list: Scissors, bone folder, cork back metal ruler, x-acto knife and cutting mat.

Thursday, November 13: Calligraphy Class #8, Designing Letters, DeAnn Singh, 10 weeks, 7-9PM $200. The classes will be held on either Wednesday or Thursday of each week. Read our note at the top of this newsletter about DeAnn.

Friday, November 14: Make-It and Take-It, Gayle Smith is tonight’s teacher, you won’t want to miss. 6:30-?, $5 per project.

Saturday, November 15: Christmas Card Class Featuring the Cuttlebug, Gayle Smith, 10:30-2:30, $45. Gayle will be steering you toward getting your holiday cards finished and you will be using that fun new tool “the Cuttlebug”. Class is limited to 10.

Sunday, November 16: An Artist & Her Symbols, Kelly Kilmer, 12:30-4:30, $70. Artists often turn to the same images to use in their artwork. These images are our symbols. They “speak” for us what can’t be said with words. Bring your journal to class and we will explore consciously and unconsciously what these symbols are and what they mean to us. For beginner to advanced, the techniques we will explore are fun, inspiring and inviting! A detailed handout, as always, accompanies the workshop. Please make sure to read the supply list! Supply list- Students should, please, bring to class: Journal (with paper “heavy” enough to use with acrylics, etc…), Scissors, bone folder, cork backed metal ruler, 3 1" bristle brushes to paint and glue with, container to hold water, small selection of collage ephemera to use, roll of waxed paper, roll of paper towels, and copies (black and white or color it is up to you) of several images-images that you have used in your artwork, images that call and inspire you. Please make multiple copies in different sizes of the images. I like to have at least one large image to use and then a few copies of the same image in a variety of sizes. I will also have images for you to use in class, but it is nice to have some of your own personal favorites on hand to make it a more meaningful experience. Questions? Please email Kelly at Egorey99@sbcgloba

Let me know how you all are enjoying the blog. Is it working for you?

Luv, Karen

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

There are still 7-8 signups left in the afternoon (1-4) Magenta Class with Beverly on Thursday. We are taking names for a waiting list for the 6-9 class with Helene. Give us a call.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Our first Pinecone Press Book Club was a lot of fun. Think about checking it out next month.


Here are this weeks classes. Give us a call.

Wednesday, November 5: Calligraphy Class #7, Designing Letters, DeAnn Singh, 10 weeks, 7-9PM $200. The classes will be held on either Wednesday or Thursday of each week. Read our note at the top of this newsletter about DeAnn.

Thursday, November 6: Magenta Class with Beverly from 1:00-4:00, $30. Class with Helene from 6-9, $30. Sign up early, these classes fill fast.

Friday, November 7: StampinCafĂ©, bring your projects we’ll put on the hot water and we’ll have a good time.

Saturday, November 8: The Original Rubber Stamp Convention at Carson Convention Center. Stop on by after the convention with your goody book with 15% off.

Sunday, November 9: The Original Rubber Stamp Convention at Carson Convention Center.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Don't forget Sunday, November 2 is our first Pinecone Press Book Club Meeting at 1PM. We will be doing a Holiday Calendar of Events that will go from 2008 to 2011. It will bring back memories from the year before and help you remember what you did, said and gave. All that in Kit A--Kit B is a little wallet that can hold an ATC size gift card and holders for teabag size gifts--i.e., teabags, bath salts, etc.

We will also be giving out next months kits which is called reflections.