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  • Goldfish clear set by Hero Arts

    Hero Arts came out with a great release at CHA this year.  This goldfish set is just one of several new clear sets. It's easy to layer the fish to create a depth with various colors.

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    This set is very detailed and even the eye can be stamped individually.

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    Thanks for stopping by!

  • Pretty Pink Posh Birdie Notes Clear Set

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    This little clear set is adorable and we love the tiny stars that she used for the belly of the bird!  Check back to see if we have these available in our store or online.  They are popular and go quickly! A card like this has so many details with coloring and layering.  Even to see the detail with the white pen on the umbrella and cheeks of the chick.

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  • Weekend Project: Stock up!

    We are working on several projects at Impress and are excited about our new release!  Our annual sale is also right around the corner as well!  All of this means, that we are busy working on new samples to put on the web and in the store.  However, it's amazing how many times I will have stuff around my desk that has been stamped from a previous project or just other ribbons, scraps, you name it and then it will get incorporated into a card that wasn't originally meant for that card.  To be honest, it's Friday and the kids just got out of school and our spring break has started.  I didn't get all of the things on my list completed today so I thought I would quick die cut several word dies and water color some background paper.  It seems like it might be a good plan to build up on some of those supplies so that I can have some good stuff laying around on my desk.  I might not have a plan for them right now but it's nice to have a reserve to pull from.  I love putting different combinations of watercolors together.

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    I used my handy Kuretake  Gansai Tambi, I like the bright colors.  I also use Tim Holtz watercolor paper.  It's a nice bright white and the watercolor stays true and doesn't fade once it's dry.

      When I'm making a stash of words, I'll die cut  gold mirror paper, black and dark slate.  These are pretty basic and seems to be what I end up using anyway.  They are pretty safe colors for my cards. Have a great weekend!

  • New Impress Coloring Set + Stamps

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    All of our new stamps are available on our website and in our stores! We have a couple new clear sets, some dies and several new stamps.  Be sure to stop by and see all of the new stuff in our store.  Our annual sale is right around the corner!  April 14 - 17

  • Sneak Peek - Impress Spring Release

    We have 2 new clear sets, several new stamps and even a couple new dies for our upcoming release.  We will have everything available in both stores by tomorrow!  Here are a few sneak peek's using our new nautical clear set!  Everything should also be up on our website by tomorrow as well.

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    We will be posting samples all week using images from our new release!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  • NEW MINI CLASS USING OMBRE INK PADS

    Here is the next mini-class being taught at our University Village location using Hero Arts Ombre ink pads. Last year they launched several colors of ombre ink pads and this year they have added neon ombre pads that are bright and colorful.

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    Call our store if you want to sign up for this class!  You'll make 3 cards for this mini-class at our University Village store on Friday's during the month of April.  12:00-1:00 for $15.00. Store phone number 206.526.5818.

  • WEEKEND PROJECT: Easter goodies

    If you are like me, you might be still needing to get a few little goodies for Easter!  Here is a cute carrot package that we have that is quick and easy!

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    Plus, we also will be posting on Facebook tomorrow for a flash sale!  You might want to stop back and pick up a few things!  Shhh....you guys are the first to know!

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    Have a great weekend!

  • New Class Schedule + Window Display!

    We love this time of year!  We have a new class schedule, new stamps will be arriving any day (check back on the web next Wednesday 3/30), new window display and card samples in the store, we are getting ready for our Annual Sale in April and the weather on some days gives us hope of the warm weather to come!  Spring is all around!

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    Be sure to check out our class schedule! Sign up with a friend and enjoy an evening or afternoon class at either of our locations. Don't forget about Stampers' Drop-In on selected Wednesday afternoons and evenings. Have a great day!

  • Weekend Project: Felt Plushies

    We are obsessed with all of these felt plush dies!  When you die cut the shape, it includes the holes so you know where to sew the pieces together.  The felt color combinations are endless.  This Easter egg die is perfect for the upcoming weekend.  You could make a few for your table setting or even attach a ribbon and hang from a tree.  Perfect to add to a Easter basket for someone special!IMG_2711 IMG_2893

    Look at all of these beautiful colors of felt!  We even have several more to choose from.  These look so nice together for spring.  Have a great weekend!

  • Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

    12661786_10208877635328742_1011373880191829209_nHello!  We were so excited when Amy at Coffee Loving Cardmakers invited us to be a sponsor and participate in the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  We recently got back in our Seattle clear stamp set and it has a couple coffee stamps that worked perfect for this hop.

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    I created this card stamping the coffee stamp and fussy cutting them out. For the cheers die, I used gold mirror paper and black paper.  I mounted them together slightly off-set so that you get a shadow look, this helped to make the word pop on the card.  The printed paper is from the On Trends 2 6x6 paper by My Minds Eye.  I love this paper pack!  There are so many good patterns and love the colors.  I also lined the folded card with a piece of the mirror paper along the fold.

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    Here is a quick bonus card that I did using a few more stamps from the set.  I love the look of white embossing powder on black paper, especially for sentiments.  A watercolor background is all you need and a little washi tape!  I did use glossy accents to create the coffee items to appear glossy on the card.  I took a close up picture so you could view it a little better.

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    Thanks for inviting us to participate!  It's a fun theme.  We are giving away a $25.00 gift certificate to Impress!  Thanks for stopping by!

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