Friday, April 29, 2011

New Products this week ...

Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden ...Prima flowers ... Creative Imaginations Splish Splash ... and Forest Critters ...Get yourself in the mood for summer with GDC's The Great Outdoors line ...Also in an 8x8 pad ... Add an 8x8 Making Memories felt album ...or Bazzill Naked Chipboard Album ...and the Glitz Teeny Woodgrain Alpha ...
Open tonight until 8pm!

March/April Contest

Just a quick reminder that any projects to be entered in this month's contest must be uploaded by midnight tomorrow night.
Visit the website for a list of the challenges and more information.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sale, New Product, All Day Crop

Up The Street
One Day Sale

Thursday, April 21st
open late … 10 am - 6pm
(store will be closed Friday—Monday
for Easter Weekend)

Buy 5 papers, receive one FREE
(includes ALL paper stock)

Save 15% on all Paper Pads & Packages

Save 10% on all Punches & Trimmers, Mists,
Inks & Stamps

Fudge & Chocolate Pizza … buy 2 receive one FREE


Lots of new product in the store …
Crate Paper ... Toy Box, Emma's Playhouse
& Portrait Collections

Basic Grey ... Hello Luscious
& Life of the Party Collections

Cosmo Cricket Glubers

Coredinations Ranger Distress Cardstock
(single sheets or packages)

Coredinations Ranger Adirondack Packs

Coredinations Glitter Silk Collection Packs

Bazzill Metallics Cardstock

Tim Holtz Configurations Print Trays,
Tissue Tape Dispensers, Journeyman Tissue Tape,
Salvage Stickers, Light Bulbs

Martha Stewart & EK Success Punches

Making Memories 8x8 Felt Albums

Bo Bunny Timepiece & Gabrielle
Mini Albums & Stamps

Best Creations Glittered Cardstock

Fancy Pants Artist Edition Brag Books
& Scallop Coffee Filter Flowers

Prima Mistables Canvas Sheets


March Kits still available
$31.50 each or both for $57.00
take an extra 10% off (April 21st only)
Visit the March Gallery to see everything the designers have done with these kits.


Upcoming All Day Spring Crop
Saturday, May 14th, 2011
10:00 am—10:00 pm
$40.00 plus tax
Includes lunch, dinner & snacks.
Book Friday night (5:00pm—Midnight) for an extra $5.00.
Space is very limited. Call (519) 245-7590
or e-mail to reserve your spot.
Payment is required to hold your spot.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New Challenge ... Misting

Super easy challenge this week ... use your mists. We loooove our mists here and the Resort Town kit has a bottle of Tattered Angels Chalkboard Glimmer Mist included this month. Such a pretty colour :) It almost makes you forget about the snow that so thoughtlessly ambushed us yesterday.
So pull out your Tattered Angels, Shimmerz or Studio Calico mists and get busy.
Use several colours to completely cover you background ...

Mask off a section to create a focal point for your photo ...
Give your white flower a quick spritz for a little added interest ...
Or completely saturate your white flower to create a unique embellishment that no longer resembles a flower ...
A new favorite around here ... the white Mister Huey from Studio Calico ...
Just splatter a few drops here and there ...
Spray a piece of sticky back canvas for the background of a card ...So many different ways to use this product.

Upload your finished project to the Up The Street Flicker Gallery by midnight April 30th EST for your chance at the monthly prize. Visit the website to see the other challenges for the month.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

This week's challenge ...

... Self Portrait. After seeing Mandy's layout last week, I thought we'd do a Self Portrait challenge. I'm rarely in photos because I'm the one behind the lens, but I'm always a huge fan of self portraiture (is that a word?). There are so many wonderful, creative ways to capture your own image that there really is no excuse not to. In a mirror ... in a window's reflection ... using a timer. Inevitably, when I think of self portraits, I always go back to one that an online "friend" posted on her blog literally one week before she was tragically taken from her family in a car accident.It still brings tears to my eyes. So don't overthink it ... just grab your camera and snap away. Here's Mandy's ...
... and mine ...Post your layouts to the Up The Street Flickr Gallery by midnight April 30th EST. Visit the website for the other challenges we've posted this month.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Gluber Tutorial from Mandy

Here's a quick little step-by-step from Mandy on one of the ways to use the Cosmo Cricket Glubers found in the Resort Town kit ... 1. Cut 1/4 inch by 2 inch strips of paper. Fold them in half (but don't crease them) and stick them to the outside edge of the gluber. 2. layer another set of folded strips to the middle(I stapled them down to be sure they wouldn't come un-stuck). 3. Add a 2 inch circle to the middle with pop dots. *You can use this same technique to make a flower as well. :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

New Crate Paper Collections ...

... arrived today!

Along with Webster's Pages embellishments ...

... KI Memories Puffies ...

... and a few new stamps ...
Look for sneak peeks for the May kits coming soon :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

New Challenge from Mandy

One of my favorite photo sizes to scrap is 8x12. I love that ginormous picture that takes up almost the whole page. This month, two of Mandy's layouts used these enlarged photos. This first one is just stunning.And this one is trimmed down to 6x12, which makes for a truly interesting compostion. I will definately be trying this size in the future.After seeing Mandy's layouts, I realized that it had been quite some time since I'd done an enlarged photo. I just had to do one with the new Studio Calico paper and rub-ons.Your newest challenge is create a layout using a photo larger than 5x7 ... go with an 8x10, 8x12 or come up with a custom size like Mandy did with her 6x12. Upload your project to the Up The Street Flickr Gallery and be sure to tag it with "MarchContest" before April 30th midnight EST for your chance at a $30.00 credit to the store (shipping not included). New projects only please :) Visit the website for the other challenges and enter as often as you like.