Monday, September 26, 2011

This Week's Make N Takes

Hello bloggers! Today is a rainy day here in Green Bay. There's something about gloomy days like this that make me want to stay in my pjs, make some coffee and craft the day away. And that's exactly what I did as I made these three cards this morning! You can too -- 

Stop into Creations Galore between today, Monday, September 26th and Saturday, October 1st to create this week's Make N Takes. They're only $2 a card. All materials (except for adhesive) are included in the cost. For more details, visit us here.

A Muse Stamps & Papers

New Release Peachy Keen!

Practice your Copic blending!

Market Street Stamps

Enjoy the rest of your Monday, friends. Hope to see you this week!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Paper Of The Week

Happy First Day of Fall! To celebrate, today's Paper of the Week is full of gorgeous fall colors!

Not familiar with Paper of the Week? Here at Creations Galore, we have so much paper, we're not sure you'll ever see it all. Therefore, every Friday we showcase a store favorite, giving you the opportunity to say, "Wow. They have that!?!" 

Here is Cypress from the Maple Grove Collection by We R Memory Keepers. The 12x12 Die Cut is perfect for scrapbooking family pictures or the kids jumping in fall leaves!
And we can't go without showing you a coordinating paper... Take a look at Spruce from the same collection. It's hard to see the beautiful gold foil in this picture that adds a bit of elegance to this paper. 
 Enjoy the first day of fall, friends. And don't forget to use the colors and crisp air as inspiration today!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Class Spotlight: Interactive Stamping with Judith Stamps

Are you a fan of Stamps by Judith? If so, you're familiar with her fantastic collection of stamps that work with each other to create a wide variety of images. The Tree For All Seasons has endless possibilities, the animals can be decorated and dressed, the florals and containers create instant scenes, and the Sticks and Stubbies form backgrounds, embellishments and more! 

When you purchase a Judith stamp, you're not adding one stamp to your collection, you're adding a world of creativity! Turn the tulip stamp upside down and create a ghost. Fill the jar with flowers, fruit, bugs, money, or toilet paper rolls depending on the theme of the card. And the twigs and florals? Stamp multiples to create Christmas trees, wreaths, and more! 

During our Interactive Stamping Class, you'll learn all about the Stamps by Judith Collection and how they work with each other. Discover the art of masking and learn about card making tools and embellishments to take your cards to the next level!

This Interactive Stamping Class with Judith Stamps will be held this Saturday, September 24th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Creations Galore. For more information about this class or to register online, visit us here. You can also reserve your spot by calling us at (920) 983-0033. 

Here are a few more examples of card possibilities using Judith Stamps. In class, you'll create at least three cards and take home all the techniques you can in 2 hours!

To see our upcoming Classes and Crop Nights, visit our store calendar

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sizzix Alterations and Electric Vagabond Machine by Tim Holtz Now Available at Creations Galore!

If you're as crazy about all things Tim Holtz as we are at Creations Galore, you'll be jumping for joy at today's announcement! Creations Galore is now carrying the Tim Holtz Electric Vagabond Machine and his Sizzix Alterations dies! Woooooo Hooooooo! In today's blog post we're showing off the current dies we have in store. Want to see the wonderful motorized machine for yourself? Stop into Creations Galore and we'll be happy to show off this fantastic tool! 

All dies below are found in our online store and at 3164 Coronet Way in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Looking for a specific Tim Holtz Sizzix die? We can order it for you in a hurry! I just can't wait to use the Scaredy Cat die... Have you tried out any of the Tim Holtz dies yet? What are you creating?

Sizzlits Decorative Strips 
Known for taking papercrafting into bold and edgy new directions, Tim Holtz brings his flair for creativity to Sizzix. From Tim's own hands, these new Sizzix designs are as contemporary as they come and include some truly unique applications. Perfectly antiquated, yet perfectly modern. Sizzlits Decorative Strip Dies have undergone a Tim Holtz transformation, and the artful appeal is even more obvious! Each Decorative Strip die measures 12 5/8" and is compatible with the BIGkick and Big Shot machines (with the Extended Spacer Platform and a pair of 13" Cutting Pads) and the Sidekick Machine (with a pair of 13" Cutting Pads). All items sold separately.
Autumn Gatherings

Bigz Dies
A Bigz die from Sizzix cleanly cuts thick materials, including cardstock, chipboard, fabric, foam, magnet, leather, metallic foil, paper and sandpaper (in limited use). Its wider size offers you more design options. Measuring 5 1/2" x 6", this Bigz die showcases the bold and edgy style of Tim Holtz. This die is designed for use only with the BIGkick, Big Shot and Vagabond machines and requires the use of a pair of Cutting Pads. Each sold separately. 

Branch Tree

Raven & Scaredy Cat

Weathered Clock

Movers & Shapers
Movers and Shapers dies from Sizzix are creativity in motion. These Base Dies set the scene for some wonderful creations, working with the movable magnetic dies to create a truly customized shape-cutting experience. This die is designed for use only with the BIGkick, Big Shot and Vagabond machines and requires the use of a pair of Cutting Pads. All items sold separately. 

Carved Ornaments

Mini Butterflies Sets 

Vagabond Machine
Resembling a well-traveled suitcase on the outside, the Vagabond Machine easily opens up to reveal a portable, motorized machine that packs plenty of powerful cutting and embossing possibilities, including many different materials and thicknesses. Can you think of anything better to bring on your creative journey? Tim Holtz Electric Vagabond Machine includes pair of standard cutting pads, solo platform and shim, stickers and power cord adapter.

Tim Holtz Electric Vagabond Machine

Monday, September 19, 2011

This Week's Make N Takes

Hello bloggers! Creations Galore is offering three new cards this week for you to create. Stop in during store hours Monday, September 19th - Saturday, September 24th to make one, two or all three cards. For more details, visit us here.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

New Peachy Keen!

New Peachy Keen Stamps have arrived! Take a peek at the new stamps now available at Creations Galore. We're going crazy over how adorable they are! I'm not sure which ones I want to create with first. I'll need to make up some dogs with the Cricut for the Happy Go Lucky faces... and gift tags with the Faceless Elves.. and I can't wait to color in the Faceless Scarecrow Dolls! Do have any of the new release from Peachy Keen? What are you creating?

Faceless Scarecrow Dolls - Large

Scarecrow Accessories

Faceless Fall Fun

In Stitches Face Assortment

Lorie Loves Skip Faceless Elves

Snickerdoodle Happy Elf

Snickerdoodle Gift Elf

Snowmany Thanks Snowman and Bunny

Snow Much Love

Happy Go Lucky Dog Faces 1 1/8"

Friday, September 16, 2011

Paper of the Week

It's Friday! Which means we're back with another paper to show off! Here at Creations Galore, we have so much paper, we're not sure you'll ever see it all. Therefore, every Friday we showcase a store favorite, giving you the opportunity to say, "Wow. They have that!?!" 

It may be the large number of weddings and birthday parties I've attended recently, but I'm going crazy for all things cake! As a result, today's paper - Cupcake from Creative Imaginations - is FULL of cake! The pastel colors, the glitter... It's all so cute! I may need to invite a few girl friends over for a cupcake making party so I have a reason to use it! Do you ever create photo shoots, dress your kids in a certain color, or any other somewhat crazy thing just to use paper or embellishments that you couldn't live without?

Drumroll please...

Cupcake Glitter 12x12

If you're not craving sugar yet, just wait until you feast your eyes on this great coordinating paper - Party Time, also from Creative Imaginations. 

Party Time Glitter 12x12

Yum. Stop into Creations Galore to view the glittery, sugary goodness for yourself or click the paper's name to order online. 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at the Paper of the Week! Until next time,

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Scrapbook Tip O'Day

Hello bloggers! I shared this fun video on our Facebook page today and didn't want to leave you all out! If you've ever wondered how to punch a hole in the middle of 12x12 paper, this episode of Get Crafty with Cleetus will give you the answer. A big thanks to Deer Lizzy for making such entertainment! After viewing, it's official: I'm Cleetus' number one fan! 

Enjoy your Thursday, friends! 

Monday, September 12, 2011

This Week's Make N Takes

Happy Monday! We've begun a new week of Make N Takes! Stop into Creations Galore at 3164 Coronet Way in Green Bay, Wisconsin to make one, two or all three of these beautiful cards! For more information or a closer look on the tools used, visit us here.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Paper of the Week

Here at Creations Galore we have so much paper, we're not sure  you'll ever see it all! Therefore, every Friday we're showcasing a store favorite, giving you the opportunity to say, "Wow. They have that?!"

Today we're showing off Fall Harvest from the Harvest collection by Reminisce. This collection has beautiful fall papers that will coordinate perfectly with halloween, fall, and hunting season. I think it would be great for masculine cards as well! What do you think of this week's paper?

Fall Harvest by Reminisce

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Vintage Vogue

Hello bloggers! Nicole, here, super excited to share with you the newest paper company to enter through the doors of Creations Galore, Pink Paislee! Their line, Vintage Vogue, caught my eye immediately, and I could not wait to start creating! Here's a fun layout using some of the Vintage Vogue papers and embellishments to document the close bond between two of my beautiful friends, Amanda and Tiffany. 

Did you notice the the 'beautiful' located so perfectly in the paper?

Stop into our store in Green Bay, Wisconsin to see the layout for yourself, as well as get your hands on all the beautiful papers and embellishments from Pink Paislee! Or click on the name of each item below to shop our online store.

Beauty Parlor

Brad Mix

Chipboard Pops

Corner Boutique

Dress Shop

Eau De Parfume


Spool Buttons


Tailored Suit

Tin Tiles

Let's get back to the layout.. I've got a little confession to make. When layering large pieces of paper I usually cut out the middle with my Cutterpede Trimmer. Leave it to us scrappers to find crazy ways to save every scrap! I was able to use the square I cut out to create some of the embellishments you see in the layout... and even had enough left over to use for a card background! Do any of you share this 'secret'?



Thanks for stopping by and checking out what's new at Creations Galore. And don't forget!!! You receive a $5 gift certificate for every $25 purchased with this online coupon. Print it here. Offer expires September 30th.