Friday, November 30, 2012

December Promotion at Up The Street

Shop at Up The Street before December 23rd for your chance to win a Silhouette Cameo!

Beginning November 30th, for every $20.00 spent (before taxes) at Up The Street, you will receive an entry to win a brand spankin' new Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine ...
The Silhouette CAMEO® is an electronic cutting tool for personal use. Like a home printer, it plugs into your PC or Mac® with a simple USB cable. However, instead of printing it uses a small blade to cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric and more up to 12" wide and 10 feet long. The machine also has the ability to register and cut printed materials.


The Silhouette CAMEO® ships with the following important items:

Silhouette electronic cutting tool

Silhouette Studio® software for Windows XP and higher, and Mac® OS X 10.6.8 and higher

51 exclusive cuttable designs

Power cable, USB cable

12" cutting mat

Cutting blade

$10 gift card to the Silhouette Online Store

Visit the Silhouette site for more information

The Silhouette is quickly becoming the new "must have" die cutting machine for scrapbooking and cardmaking. We love ours here and wanted to share our favourite machine with you. The drawing will be done on the 23rd so that you have time to pick it up on the 24th if you want to see it under your tree Christmas morning. I will be taking name, phone number and e-mail address when you make your purchase in order to contact you should you be the winner. The winner will also be announced on the website, blog and Facebook page after the drawing has been made. This machine retails for $299.99.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Upcoming Classes

Christmas Classes at ...

Time to get your craft on!

Canvas Class
Friday, November 30th at 7:00 pm.  $25.00 (taxes included) ... Class by Tara
A whimsical 8"x16" mixed media canvas suitable for your own Christmas decorating or as a heartfelt, handmade gift.
Features a variety of products and techniques.  You will go home with a few tools and more than a few ideas to use in your future projects.
Bring heat gun (if possible) to class.  All other supplies will be provided.
* Should this class sell out and there is enough interest, the class will be given again (date to be determined) *

Christmas Cards
Saturday, December 1st at 1:00 pm.  $20.00 per person (taxes included) ... Class by Laura
Create four lovely Christmas Cards using a traditional colour palette and some new techniques.
Bring adhesives, scissors and trimmer to class.

Monthly Card Series ... December
Wednesday, December 5th at 6:30 pm
or Thursday, December 6th at 1:00 pm ... Class by Laura & Tara
$30.00 per person, plus taxes
Assemble twelve, yes twelve, Christmas Cards in this three hour class.  Each one unique but less involved than the cards designed for the class on Saturday, December 1st.
Bring adhesives, scissors and trimmer to class.

Christmas Layout Class
Friday, December 14th at 1:00 pm or 7:00 pm.  $20.00 per person (taxes included) ... Class by Tara
A two-page Christmas Layout using papers from Graphic 45's "Place in Time" Collection.  Traditional colours and plenty of sparkle.
Bring adhesives, scissors and trimmer to class.

As with all Up The Street classes, any scrapbooking purchases made the day of the class will be discounted by 10%.
Space is limited.  Book today by calling (519) 245-7590 or e-mailing to reserve.  Class fee is required at time of booking.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Up The Street SALE!

It's that time of year again!  Strathroy's Downtown Dollars go on sale today at the Royal Bank beginning at 10:00 am. 
There will be cake, prizes and a live remote by myFM Radio (co-sponsored by Doug and Marion’s Bike Shop).
Pay $8.50 and get $10.00 to use at a participating BIA Merchant ($250.00 maximum per person).
All merchants participating in the Downtown Dollars program will display a “We accept Downtown Dollars Here!” sign.
Many businesses are also holding additional sales this weekend to stretch your buying dollar even further.
It's a great weekend to take advantage of all of the great shopping in the Downtown.

Up The Street is offering 15% off all scrapbooking & Born in a Barn purchases this weekend (10% off antiques) ... even if you don't use the Downtown Dollars.  This discount is in addition to discounts found in the Sale Bin (50% off) and on the Sale Table (40% off) and Sale Rack (25% off).
If you haven't had time to get into the store in the last few weeks, you'll find that there has been a lot of new stock added.  New paper lines arrived yesterday from Bo Bunny and Teresa Collins.  The hockey paper has been restocked with a few new patterns.  Very cool animal print papers as well.
I'm still waiting on the Fudge and Chocolate Pizza, but am hoping to see it in the next few days.  Great stocking stuffers, teacher gifts, hostess gifts or as a little boost of energy to get you through all that will be coming at you over the next month ;)

New this year to the Downtown is the "Community Teddy Bear Hunt".
Grab a ballot at any of the participating businesses, find ten teddy bears (and their names) and enter your ballot (by December 13th) to win the Grand Prize containing contributions from all of the participating businesses.

From 6:00 until 8:00 pm (Thursday evening), Libro Financial and Sydenham Community Credit Union have graciously sponsored the horse wagon rides around the downtown.  Rides are free!  The pick up area is the Shopper’s Drug Mart parking lot.

Up The Street will be open
from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm tonight (Thursday),
noon until 8:00 pm tomorrow
and 10:00 am until 4:00 pm on Saturday.

Hope to see you this weekend!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

"Life is Good Together" Layout

This is probably my favorite of Sarah's layouts this month.  I'm not sure if it's because there is so much colour going on in this kit that a background of kraft with a lot of white space provides such a wonderful backdrop for a photo with a fresh feel?
One of the items you will find in both this kit ("A Colourful Life") and "On My Mind", is a package of Hemptique Hemp Cord.  The red is included in this side and is similar to regular twine, but with a touch more body.  Nothing life changing, but just a bit different :)
With a full package of die cuts from American Crafts Soho Garden and the Heidi Swapp Epoxy Buzz Words, you can create many quick and easy titles without ever having to use the alphabet set included in the kit.
Additional items not included in the kit ... accent stickers (American Crafts Soho Garden), ink sprays (Heidi Swapp, Studio Calico), border punch (EK Success), sewing machine & thread.
Be sure to visit Sarah's blog in the coming weeks.  She's challenged herself to make 30 Christmas cards and has already made a great start!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

November Kits

Hey Folks!  November is already almost half done and I just realized that I hadn't posted the kits for the month on the blog!  We've been busy here at the store with our Christmas Card Class and lots of new product arriving on a regular basis so the ol' blog has been just a tad neglected. 
But finally, here are the November kits ...
"A Colourful Life" is a much brighter kit that I've done in awhile.  November ends up being so cold and dreary that I figured we needed some cheerful colours to perk us up.  The papers and embellishments are a combination of Pebbles "Seen & Noted", American Crafts "Soho Garden" and Glitz "Cashmere".  So fun.
"On My Mind" is definitely the softer side of the two this month with colours that will mix well with some of the past kits.  Dear Lizzy "Fifth & Frolic" and Heidi Swapp "Vintage Chic" make up the bulk of this kit. 
Visit the website for a list of the complete contents and to find some inspiration in this month's gallery.