Thursday, August 26, 2010

8/26-8/29 HOT DEALS AT SB2!

Thursday, August 26th through Sunday, August 29th - All Stickles are 20% off! These are fabulous for outlining titles, adding bling to scrap pages or cards and whatever else you can dream up! I hate to admit this but...I own one of EVERY color! How about you?


Make Your Own Stickles Sample Board on Sunday, August 29th!!!! For ONLY $2 you can make this sample board and start your own book of all the colors of stickles, paints and you can know what the colors already look like when you are creating your works of art!
The monies go to a good cause - VEAP - which is a local non-profit organization serving the communities of Edina, Burnsville and Minneapolis!!
- We do these sample boards every Tuesday and Sunday!!! Tuesday, August 31st will be Adirondack Paint Dabbers!!!!


Mark Your Calendars!!! Next Wednesday, September 1st and Thursday, September 2nd we are having a "Need More Space Sale"!!!! We will have boatloads of 25 cent paper and tables packed full of clearance merchandise!! We have not done a sale like this for YEARS!!! There will be something for EVERYONE!!!


Impression Obsession Trunk Show COMING AGAIN!!!! Please join us Wednesday, September 8th from 2pm-8pm with host Mary Lou and participate in a free make-n-take! Come check out the catalogs - with over 4,000 stamps I am sure you will find something you have just got to have! During this event all Impression Obsession stamps will be "Buy One ~ Get One Half"!! This includes special orders!!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

8/19-8/22 HOT DEAL AT SB2


All Tim Holtz DISTRESS INK PADS are 20% off! In Stock Only. Now's the time to try out a few new colors!
There are 36 colors for you to choose from so come on over and find a new favorite!

Monday, August 16, 2010

8/16-8/18 Hot Deals

ALL IN-STOCK SPELLBINDERS are "Buy one, get one HALF". (Valid until Wednesday, August 18th)

**We moved more items to the Dollar Bills section!

Zing Embossing Powder STILL BUY ONE ~ GET ONE FREE

Martha Stewart Glitter Jars STILL BUY ONE ~ GET ONE FREE

American Crafts Ink Pads STILL BUY ONE ~ GET ONE FREE

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Too Busy To Scrap?

I had grandiose ideas of getting a whole lot of scrapping done this past weekend. Well, due to an unexpected turn of didn't happen. So now I find myself getting stressed because I am way behind on my personal projects. There is no good reason for this's not like I'm on a deadline or anything...silly, isn't it?

So I found myself trying to streamline the process in order to possibly save myself some undue anxiety.

Here are some tips that hopefully will help you as well:

1) Don't journal - For me it can be really hard to come up with the perfect sentiment so I figure sometimes it's gotta be okay to let the photo tell the story.

2) Make your scrapbooking a gift - Sometimes if I can't get started I find it beneficial to do a quick little "something" for a friend. Most of the time this sparks my creativity and my pages and/or cards flow freely.

3) Use advertising for design inspiration - There was an ad for some sort of energy drink in my mailbox the other day and I loved the colors so much I made a card using them. So before you toss them see if you can get some inspiration for your next project.

4) Stick with your tried & true favorites - I have some friends who have the most gorgeous layouts and I would love to "scraplift" them. However, my experimenting needs to be put on hold until I have the time to try it. So for layouts that need to be completed...stick with your style and what you are familiar with.

5) Use ready-made embellishments - It takes time to make your own embellishments or even to cut titles or other designs, etc using a die-cutting machine and when I am busy...every second counts. So I often find myself grabbing stickers or even pre-made diecuts that we have at SB2 to save myself some time.

I would love to hear about more time-saving tips from all of my blog followers.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Altering Stickers!

Recently I have been playing around with stickers and have been having a whole lot of fun "dressing them up".

Have you thought about adding a little "something" to help your stickers attract more attention?

You can add texture, color, dimension or BLING (did someone say GLITTER?)!!!!!

Here are some fun things for you to try:

1) Give your stickers a distressed/antique look by sanding them with some fine grain sandpaper.

2) Paint them! Acrylic paint works best. Try experimenting with fun designs and patterns... maybe even stencils!

3) You can add some beautiful soft color to stickers using watercolor pencils or for more zing try those Twinkling H20's.

4) If you have a large solid sticker - add a rub-on to it for a little style.

5) Personalize those stickers with googly eyes, buttons, sequins - possibilities are endless!

6) You ink the edges of card stock and photo's - why not stickers?

7) Add stitching around your stickers...either with a gel pen or use your sewing machine if you feel adventurous.

8) Stamp small designs on your stickers or if you are feeling really creative, try doodling!

Specials This Week!


Ribbon by-the-yard STILL 75% OFF!!


American Crafts Pigment Ink Pads will be "Buy One - Get One FREE"!! WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!! This means that while we have them in stock this deal will be on-going!!!!!

American Crafts ZING Embossing Powder will be "Buy One - Get One FREE"!! WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!! This means that while we have them in stock this deal will be on-going!!!!!

Martha Stewart Glitter Jars will be "Buy One - Get One FREE"!! WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!! This means that while we have them in stock this deal will be on-going!!!!!