Crafty Kat Creations Craft Store Open in Sarnia

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With three scrapbook and craft stores closing in one year, Sarnia, Ontario, has long been in a need for a craft store.  Kathryne Knowles, owner of Crafty Kat Creations opened her store at 140 Christina Street North in the old Taylor’s Furniture Building, in September.  It can’t be missed as it is on the corner of Cromwell and Christina in a bright red building.

Please note that you have to walk through Costumes Canada to reach the back of the store where Crafty Kat Creations hangs out.

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There is a large range of products for scrapbookers, stampers and mixed media artists.  Just look at all the Ranger goodness.  They even carry Color Bursts, a much sought after product new in the market of mixed media.

They offer Kids Club Classes where ages 4 to 12 are invited to create one or two projects for $10.  It’s a great time to drop off your children to run errands.  Snacks are provided.  The next class will be held on Saturday, February 20th.  More details can be found on their Facebook Page; just search for Crafty Kat Creations and you’ll find it.

It’s child’s play time at the store too.  You can hold a birthday party, or a whatever party for children where crafts will be made.  Please see Kathryne, or Presley, for details.

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There is an abundance of awesome dies from Ranger, Impression Obsession, Lawn Fawn, Tim Holtz.  They also carry Dylusion sprays, and color bursts as mentioned previously.

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And, of course, I had to add my favourite products, Crazy Birds and accessories.  Crazy Cats are due in the store shortly.

Occasionally there are card classes, which will be posted to their Facebook Page.  3 cards are offered for $15.

And for you Stampin Up! fans, you’ll be pleased to know there are SU products in the store as well as a catalogue for ordering.

Local artists have their work on display, for free.  So if you are an artist and have something that you want to share, please speak to Kathryne or Presley.

At the present time the store accepts cash or credit only.  Debit has not been set up yet.

Go take a peak and tell them Beth sent you.

Posted on : Feb 05 2016
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You Go, Girl!

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Hang in There

Hi, folks, I’m here with a puuurfect new stamp from February’s Technique Junkies release called Hang in There, which was coloured with Prismacolor pencil crayons and OMS.

My background was stamped out using Random Circles background stamp, and the technique I used is called Distressed Rainbow Strips from the August 2013 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.   The sentiment I used came from the Simple Sentiments 2a set.

Don’t forget, February released stamps are on sale until February 8th.

Posted on : Feb 04 2016
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Technique Junkies February Blog Hop

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, New York Music

Hello friends and fellow Technique Junkies fans.  Welcome to our February blog hop where we are showcasing newly released stamps for the month of February.  Stamps from the February release are 15% off until February 8th.  You won’t want to miss a thing so you should go to the Design Junkies blog to start your journey.  If you came from Tonya Davidson’s blog then you are definitely on the right track.  Wasn’t her project awesome? 

My card uses New York Music and is decorated by using the Burnished Backgrounds technique which can be found on the Simple and Easy Inking Techniques Remix CD.  I think this is truly an awesome new stamp.

I used SU Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose, Pacific Point, and Adirondack’s Purple Twilight ink pads to create my colourful sky.

My next card uses Hats Off, from the Palettini Collection designed by Sally Lynn MacDonald.

As soon as I saw this regal new stamp, Hats Off, I knew right away that I wanted to keep the vintage feel that the hats seem to radiate so I used the Aged Tiles technique, also found on the Simple and Easy Inking Techniques Remix CD.

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Hats Off

I stamped out my image in SU’s Early Espresso, and distressed my edges with Old Paper Distress Ink. Cheers! comes from the Simple Sentiments 2a set and was stamped out in Early Espresso.  Finally, the top hat from the background stamp was restamped and cut out and pop dotted on an angle.  Please note that Simple Sentiments 2a is not a February release and therefore is not on sale.

Now it’s time for you to go and see our last designer, Pat Huntoon.  As always, you’re in for a real treat.

Thank you for hanging in there.  I know my post was long, but I wanted to cover all the details for the hop and the making of my cards.


Posted on : Feb 01 2016
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Happy 50th Birthday

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Happy 50th Birthday

Hi folks.  I can’t believe my baby sister is turning 50 this year.  I remember the day my mom brought her home from the hospital.  I started out by wanting to create a Tri-Shutter card with my Whimsical Birthday Cake stamp from Technique Junkies.  Because I needed to place something in the centre, I thought why not add an age, and 50 seemed to be a good number.

My image was coloured with Prismacolor Pencil Crayons and OMS.

Supplies:  Whimsical Birthday Cake stamp, Technique Junkies

Gold cardstock,

Designer Paper, Matt Stack from Craft Smith called Blush Glam (purchased at Michaels)

Punches, Martha Stewart

Congratulations Die:  Dees

Flower Die:  Memory Box

Posted on : Jan 29 2016
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Discounts, Eye Candy and RAK

Hello friends.  Along my travels this week I found some deals and eye candy to share.  Enjoy!


Owl RAK from Nancy Gibson

I have several “penpals” through my blogging and Technique Junkies, and my dear penpal, Nancy from Texas, sent me a “just because” package of the most delicious goodness.  She knows how I love owls and I’m itching to use them, and I know just the card I’m going to make.  Thank you, Nancy.  You made my day!

Cheers everyone!

Posted on : Jan 28 2016
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Best Wishes

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Get Well Card

Hi folks!  Today I used one of my favourite stamps from Technique Junkies called Flourished Floral, and if you scroll down on the link, you will see some more examples of cards using this stamp.  The sentiment comes from the set Simple Sentiments 2a.

Image was watercoloured with my Tombow markers on watercolour paper.

Posted on : Jan 26 2016
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Same yet Different

Happy Birthday Advice 1

Hello folks.  Today I have two cards that are the same, yet different.

First off, I stamped Technique Junkies Happy Birthday Advice in black VersaFine over top of my shaving cream technique.  Rather than using reinkers for my shaving cream technique, I used Dylusions spray.

All of my yummy paper is from Paper-Garden.  Don’t you just love the sheen on the green cardstock?

Happy Birthday Advice 2

In this card I used different coloured brads, different Washi tape and changed the direction of the sentiment.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Posted on : Jan 19 2016
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Eye Candy

Along my travels this week, I found some nice eye candy.


Posted on : Jan 14 2016
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Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines

Hello Folks, it’s been a while since I created a card full of layers and boy was it fun.  I couldn’t resist a sale on a paper stack from Michael’s at half price and was pleased to use them all on this card.

Don’t you just love this Happy Valentine’s Day stamp by the Technique Junkies?  It seems like circles are all the rage right now and this stamp fits nicely into my Spellbinder’s circle die and coordinating scallop circle.

I used polka dot Washi tape on my horizontal strip and added a coordinating flower.

Have a great week.  It’s half over for some of us (I have to work the weekend) but I do get Thursday off.

Thank you for stopping by.

Posted on : Jan 12 2016
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Contemporary Floral

Technique Junkies, Sunflowers and Dragonflies, Just a Note

Hi folks.  I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season.  There hasn’t been a lot of time to make cards, aside from the 50 handmade Christmas cards I made, but I managed to pump out this card while waiting for my daughter and son-in-law to arrive to celebrate Christmas on Saturday.

First off, I would like to say I cased Shirley’s card.  She always has such delightful backgrounds and full cards.  I encourage you to go and take a peak at her work.  Here you can see a beautiful arrangement of Christmas cards that are just so yummy.

I created my background by spraying with Dylusions and then sponging Marina Mist ink over top a stencil.  Next, I heat embossed white embossing powder over top, and then finished off my card.  I finished my card using Staming Bella’s sketch.  I incorporated Marina Mist in the mat and ink as well.

I found this post in draft.  Sorry it didn’t post when it was supposed to a couple of weeks ago, hence my speaking of Christmas.

Technique Junkies stamps used:  Contemporary Floral and Simple Sentiments 2a


Posted on : Jan 09 2016
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