Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Copic 101 Class

We had a great Copic 101 class at the store on Tuesday evening! Here are the cards we created!

This card uses the Wheelbarrow of Love stamp from Whipper Snapper, and papers from My Mind's Eye.

This sweet frog is from Penny Black, and the sentiment is Stampendous.

And here is Gracie Lollipop from Stamping Bella in her sweet pink dress, paired with papers from Cosmo Cricket!

If you didn't make it to this class, you missed the fun! I'd love to see you at the next Copic 101 class, sometime in April!

For those of you who are more advanced with the Copic markers, I'm going to plan a Copic 102 class for sometime in March! Keep watching for more details!

Have a great day!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cosmo Cricket sneak peeks

Dear Toyrifix customers, please take some time to go to the Cosmo Cricket blog and leave a comment saying Toyrifix is your favorite stamping store! (Click on those purple words to be taken directly to their blog!) They're going to draw three random winners from all the comments left! The store mentioned in the comment will win one of the new product lines (which could potentially turn in to customer freebies!) AND the person who left the comment will win one of each item in the line for themselves! So please, go leave those comments!


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Many New Arrivals!

We've been getting more and more new stuff in the stamp department everyday! There are a LOT of things to see in the following 7 posts! Be sure to check them all out!

Remember, there is a free make-and-take from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. this Friday and Saturday in conjunction with Hero Arts Special Order Days! Orders from the new Hero Arts catalog will be taken until Sunday, January 17th!

There is a Copic 101 class on Tuesday, January 19th at 6:00 p.m. If you've been curious about the fabulous Copic markers, or need a refresher course in using the ones you already own then come to this class and learn the basics of coloring with Copics! We'll complete 3 simple cards in this class with our colored images. Please bring your own scissors and preferred adhesive to class.

And the CARD BUFFET is back! There are still a few openings available on Saturday, January 30th and on Saturday, February 13th! We'll be completing 10 all-occasion cards in this class! Please bring your own general adhesive (and make sure you have enough for 10 cards!) and your own scissors. Special adhesives like glue dots or foam tape will be provided.

Stop in soon to reserve a spot in these classes! They fill up fast! You can also phone the store at 330-669-3737 and pay by credit card.

New Arrivals from Inkadinkado!

A few new lovely arrivals from Inkadinkado!

Hearts - $9.99

Gemstone Hearts - $9.99

Heart Wreath - $11.29

Mod Flower Flourish - $11.29

New Arrivals from Stampendous!

We have some great new stamps in stock for your Valentine-making from Stampendous!

Perfect for Valentines for boys (or your hubby!)
Here's Rooco.... looks like he's running away with someone's heart! Add the sentiment below for a sweet card!

And how about this Knight in shining armor to sweep you away to his castle?
Create a sweet treat bucket with this stamp set, and one of our Stampendous clear pails!

We also have a few new everyday stamps from Stampendous, great for birthday cards, a thank you, or to cheer someone up!

New from Basic Grey

The folks at Basic Grey have done it again! Here are two new lines of paper that are guaranteed to win you over! We'll have these both in the 6x6 pads for $6.99 each by Thursday, January 14th!

Sugar Rush
And of course, we've always got a great selection of other Basic Grey 6x6 pads in stock including June Bug, Lemonade, Indian Summer, Ambrosia, Granola, Marrakech, and Nook & Pantry!

New Arrivals from CC Designs!

We have a few new arrivals in stock from our most recent new company, CC Designs!

Here are Valentine Critters from the Cookie Crumbs collection! Aren't they adorable? If you have a little one that needs to make Valentines for his/her class at school, this set would be perfect for that! Help your child make their Valentines this year, and have fun!
And here is Miss Rosalie, bringing a bunch of pretty roses for her sweetheart!
Add your favorite "get well soon" stamp to this Nurse Nora image and you'll have a card guaranteed to cure anyone's boo-boo!

New Arrivals from Just Rite Stampers!

Just in time for Valentine's Day!

Loving Thoughts Centers - 4 round and 2 square centers for the 1 5/8" and 2" stampers - $15.49

Romantic Sentiment Centers - 9 centers for the 1 5/8" or 2" circle stampers - $15.49

Valentine Papers!

We have a wonderful selection of papers in stock, perfect for all your Valentine's Day projects!

Check out these beautiful designs from the My Mind's Eye "Be Loved" collection!

And how about these fun designs from the "Love Me Do" collection from My Mind's Eye? What a fun batch of Valentine cards you could create with these!

These pretty papers from the Making Memories "Lovestruck" collection are to die for!

And you can create some beautiful, Vintage designs with these papers from Fancy Pants "Vintage Valentine" collection!

New Arrivals from My Favorite Things!

We have some new stamps in stock from My Favorite Things! Many of you have asked and I am happy to be able to let you know that we now have some of the Pure Innocence stamp sets in stock! Each one is $9.99, and they're SO adorable I know you'll want one of each!
Heart Stripes
Flower Girl
Fairy Girl
An Apple for You

We also have two of the newly released sets shown below...

Who's that Chocoholic? - $9.99 (LOVE the "Here today...Gone today!" sentiment!)

Chick Flick - $17.99

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Hero Arts Special Order Days!

The new Hero Arts catalog is out, and full of many new stamps that will quickly become your favorites! At Toyrifix, we will be having Special Orders Days from the catalog! You can stop in anytime between now and Sunday, January 17th to look through the catalog and place your order. However, if you stop in between 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 15th or Saturday, January 16th you can participate in a free make-and-take project using a new stamp set from the catalog! (Adults and children age 12 and over, please.)

The order will be submitted to Hero Arts on Monday, January 18th, and will hopefully arrive by February 5th!

Any questions, just call or email!

Many New Arrivals!

We're continuing to receive new arrivals here at the store, and most of the new items are to help you create some wonderful Valentine cards and goodies! As you can see by the photo below, we've got a good supply of everything pink, red and heart-shaped!

The following stamps are all from Impression Obsession. This stamp isn't necessarily Valentine-themed but how cute would this be to make a "pamper yourself" gift for a friend?

Use this to create a Valentine for your favorite beach lover!

I thought this Morning Glory Heart stamp was just beautiful and can think of several customers that will love it, too!

How about a fountain, overflowing with love?

Or a bouquet of heart balloons for your Valentine!

Chandeliers seem to be very popular for Valentine's this year! This is one of two that we currently have in stock. (The other is included in the Great Impression Stamp of the Month program. Click here to see this month's board.)

A pretty sentiment for the front or inside of your Valentine!

And below are some other sweet new images we have in stock from Penny Black! How about this cute kitty, bringing you a mug full of love?

Who could punish a Hedgie for painting graffiti that is this cute?

This handsome froggie is fishing for some love!

This cute clear set could fulfill all of your needs for Valentine-making this year!

And finally, we have some Martha Stewart punches now in stock! Here is the Double Loop punch that you can use to punch just a border, or go entirely around the perimeter of a card front, or scrapbook page! Stop in and ask at the counter for a demonstration! If I'm working, I'll gladly come and show you how it's used! This is a 2-punch package and sells for $24.99.
And here is the Floral Vine border punch, which sells for $17.99.
And this is the Doily Lace punch, for $14.99.