Monday, August 30, 2010

Fargocat Shops Closed Tuesday and Wednesday, Back Thursday!

Please leave a message or email me and I will return your message on Thursday.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Flower Soft Christmas Class This Coming Week!

Class Times: Friday, September 3rd, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. or 6 p.m.
Saturday, September 4th, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
Sunday, September 5th, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
(Class times can be altered, please call me if you would like to come at a different time) If you have already purchased any or all of the items, please bring them and you just have to pay for anything you need.

This class is a 3D project. Very easy to do, the items we are layering for the 3D effect, just punch out, NO CUTTING!! (Yeah) We punch out and layer using dimensionals and then add the Polar White Flower Soft and Some Red to highlight!

Cost of Project:
Flower Soft Glue - $4.00
Polar White Flower Soft - $11.00
Package of Cute Xmas Window Shopping Toppers - $11.00 (makes 6 cards - 3 of 2 designs)
Layering Cardstock of your colour choice (I used White) - $1.00
Gold or Silver Peel Off's - Package $3.00
Total materials for 6 cards = 30.00
Class Charge - FREE!!!

(If you would like to add some Red accents, cost is $1.00 or you can purchase the Red Flower Soft for $10.00)

Please note: I only have 3 packages of 6 remaining - once they run out, I will subsitute - I Love Santa

If you would like to complete one card only, cost is $6.00 + 1.00 for red accents.
Have a friend, invite them along and 2 of you complete one package for $30.00
You each go home with 3 cards, 2 of each design + one extra
Remember, red accents are $1.00 extra for each card.

What you need to bring: Scissors, Adhesive, Dimensionals
Please email me at

or call 902-923-2835 to register!

Hope to see you at Class - it will be Flower Soft Fun!


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fargocat Shops Open Saturday/Sunday

Good Morning:
I am open Today, Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tomorrow, Sunday, I am open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Friday, August 27, 2010

Paper Craft Retreat Saturday, October 23!

But that is so far away, Deborah! I know, but it will be here before you know it.
Now why is this so exciting you ask? Scrapbookers have tons of crops and weekend events (I am hosting one myself in Truro on Oct.16th) but I have yet to see an all day devoted to rubberstamping.

Now I will be reminding you about this event in the coming weeks, but it is only limited to 30 and there is an awesome prize for early-bird entry. (The new Martha Stewart scoring board is just one of the items) Plus we have a fabulous teacher joining us to teach a class, and I will be bringing my shop to one of the most gorgeous places on earth....Stonehame Lodge in Pictou County.

If you are coming from out of Town, I have personally taken a tour of 3 styles of accommodations at the Lodge and I can highly recommend a Lodge Room (double occupancy is $115.00 a night) A one bedroom chalet ($170.00 a night) and so on. The larger chalets have a stove and fridge, the smaller ones have a fridge.
Please check the Lodge link on the Retreat page and take a tour yourself if you decide to stay, you book all accommodations directly at the Lodge. The Lodge has wireless internet access and TV's in each room.

Here is the link, just email me directly if you have any questions:

Or just click on the Paper Crafts page to your right!
Let's get stamping!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Yeah - Hero Arts Finally Arrived and Apple Pie Memories Too!

Hero Arts! Finally in the house! Apple Pie Memories is here too!
Today I am pricing and trying to get everything uploaded.

Apple Pie Memories are acrylic blocks that come with grid lines and without grid lines...........and for those with strength problems with their hands......they also come with a handle that mounts to the block for ease in holding the whole acrylic block and applying pressure to stamp.

I ordered in one handle and you can try it when you come out to play, I will be taking orders for the handles if you would like one. This item is so new the Company does not even have a picture of it, so I will take a picture and post it for you. But trying is believing. I have blocks with grid lines, blocks that are clear, packages of different sizes and different grips.

Tomorrow, I have GIGANTIC news! The date for the first, Paper Crafts Retreat! A one day retreat for rubber stamping enthusiasts! Finally, an event for us!
Stop by tomorrow for all the details!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What's New at Fargocat Shops!

Good Morning:
Fargocat Shops is now updated with all May Arts Ribbon and GlueArts!
I am waiting on my orders before I update so you know when you come to visit, I will have the products in stock.

I have created a new Page titled:
Stamps + Cardstock + Ink= Creativity where I will be posting card pictures that correspond to products I will be carrying in the shop so you can check out how they were used before you purchase.

I think I have been neglecting all of my scrapbook friends so here is a page taken at CHA I believe by Basic Gray. I have to get my pictures organized so I know how to identify the paper!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fargocat Shops Closed Today, Sunday - Open tomorrow on Monday!

Good Morning:
I am taking a break today to enjoy some sun. On Monday, I will be here from 12 a.m.-5 p.m. and the remainder of the week from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.,later on Thursday and Friday.

Above is a card with one of the images I have in stock here. The Big Santa from Flower Soft! The other is a card using the Just Rite stamps which should be on their way hopefully in a few days. (They are enjoying the sun in Texas right now! (LOL)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Busy Weekend at Fargocat Shops!

Today is Saturday but it feels more like Sunday! The shop has been busy yesterday and today with some new and familiar faces. Flower Soft continues to be a big seller and I am still looking for a date for my class.

I did manage to update something on my Fargocat Shops site that had been bugging me.
Now, if you click on blog,it takes you right to my current blog page! Now, it only took me about two days to figure this out. I felt like high-fiving someone when I fixed it, but only here by myself! (LOL) Computers are so frustrating sometimes!

Still waiting on Hero Arts, it has to be here on monday!!


Thursday, August 19, 2010

More Sneak Peeks From Hero Arts!

Here are a couple more of the stamps that are arriving in my order from Hero Arts which I am hoping will be here tomorrow, they promised Monday at the latest!
I love this tree and will be showing you a new technique with this class. The other acrylic set just has oodles of possibilities - so much to play with!

Lots of pearls and gemstones coming in to decorate and play with, also some perfect pearls. Wait until you see what we do with those!

Today was spent doing more spring/summer cleaning. Hubbie was in Amherst at a golf tournament so you know what happens when the husbands are away and you are cleaning - right!! A more thorough cleaning because someone is not there to say, no you can't throw out that 1999 issue of Golf Digest! Yeah, right!

You should see what happens when he goes to Florida! I once cleaned out an entire freezer and he did not miss a thing. Good thing it was in January as the bears were sleeping all through that meat festival in my recycling bin! Can you imagine, it would have been a bear fiesta in my back yard.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Busy Sorting and Creating!!

Gosh, the days go by quick when you are having so much fun!
New product is arriving and flying off the shelves as fast as I can put it up.
Please bear with me as I get everything loaded into Fargocat Shops. Or better still, give me a call or email and drop on by! Flower Soft for Xmas is in and going, I should have my classes finalized by Friday. Hero Arts should be here by Friday.The image above shows one of the wood block stamps I ordered in,the holly leaf. I think it is gorgeous and will be beautiful cut out and popped up, along with some background paper. I also ordered in lots of bling items from Hero Arts which are cool for adding some sparkle and shine. Remember I have only ordered in low quantities of items

Also working on a Paper Crafts Retreat - just finalizing a location and date.
This has me really excited. I always wanted to do just a retreat for Paper Crafts!
Yeah! And hopefully in Pictou County.
Stay tuned,

Thursday, August 12, 2010

JustRite Classes Friday, Sat and Sunday!

Just a reminder if you would like to come to the JustRite class on Saturday or Sunday, please let me know by Friday evening.

My Flower Soft order arrived today and I am just giving you a hint at the gorgeous cards we will be making in two weeks with this amazing product. And we get to use my new ribbon! Oh, the excitement! The Flower Soft card above use a globe and the image is behind, the Flower Soft snow is inside. I will be sending out a newsletter with all the Flower Soft Details next week!


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Third card for Classes this Week Using JustRite Stamps!

My ribbon arrived!!!! Oh, I am in heaven. This picture does not do this ribbon haul justice, let me tell you, they are gorgeous. I will be sending out a separate newsletter just with ribbon images!!

Here is the information on the JustRite Xmas classes this week. Picture above is the third card we will be completing.
Just Rite Stamps & Stampers
Christmas Class With Product Included!!

Christmas in August! CHA (Craft and Hobby Association Annual Summer Show for Vendors) was awesome! And now I get to share the excitement with you!

Remember, product is limited (orders can be placed).
Class Dates - Friday, August 13 - 10 a.m., 2 p.m. or 6 p.m.
- Saturday,August 14 - 10 a.m.
- Sunday, August 15 - 2 p.m.
(NOTE: Must Register for Classes two days prior to class date
(i.e. For Friday, please register by Wednesday) - if you can't attend the day of, the cards can be completed for you and you pay the class cost)
Projects - 3 cards (two shown below) + envelopes PLUS BONUS Flower Soft Project!!!
Cost - $25.00 (includes a Just Rite Stamp Set valued at $16.95)
Quantities are limited on the Stamp Sets, Reserve Yours Below!
Email me at or call 1-902-923-2835
(Just want to make cards without purchasing product - class is $15.00)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Preorder on New Spellbinders - Last Chance

Card by Debbie Olson for Spellbinders

I just sent out a newsletter with the newest nestabilities from Spellbinders that I have ordered. To receive newsletter, sign up on the right of this blog post.

Spellbinders New Nestabilities
Orders being Shipped starting on Friday from US

Spellbinders Pre-Order on New Nestabilities Dies!!
Plus a Give-Away!
These are the 6 dies that I have pre-ordered in but I have only ordered 5 in of each die and some are already spoken for. Beaded Circles, Beaded Ovals, Lacey Circles, Lacey Squares, Eyelet Circles and Eyelet Squares.

I have until Thursday morning to change my order and add more of each die. If you would like me to put your name on one of these dies, please email me no later than Wednesday evening so I can make sure you receive your choice when they arrive. (shipping from the US next week)

All dies are priced at $24.99 (no tax) plus we will be doing a free project with them when they arrive! (mail orders will receive the kit to create the card with them). For more information, go to
to check out the rest of their dies and if there is a particular die you would like me to order in for you, please let me know by Wednesday morning.

Email me at or call me at
1-902-923-2835. Be the first to receive the new dies!

Six Spellbinder Bags to Give-Away!!!
All those who purchase Spellbinder Dies will have their name entered for a handled bag with a little surprise inside.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Newsletter Sent - JustRite Stamps and Classes!

Hi, not receiving my newsletter, sign up to the right of this post and make sure you receive all the information regarding the newest products added to Fargocat Shops!

My customers receive information on the new products first before they are added to the Shop site. Newsletter contains all the images on the JustRite products now in stock.

Classes next week are:

Just Rite Stamps & Stampers
Christmas Class With Product Included!!

Christmas in August! CHA (Craft and Hobby Association Annual Summer Show for Vendors) was awesome! And now I get to share the excitement with you!

Remember, product is limited (orders can be placed).
Class Dates - Friday, August 13 - 10 a.m., 2 p.m. or 6 p.m.
- Saturday,August 14 - 10 a.m.
- Sunday, August 15 - 2 p.m.
(NOTE: Must Register for Classes two days prior to class date
(i.e. For Friday, please register by Wednesday) - if you can't attend the day of, the cards can be completed for you and you pay the class cost)
Projects - 3 cards (two shown below) + envelopes PLUS BONUS Flower Soft Project!!!
Cost - $25.00 (includes a Just Rite Stamp Set valued at $16.95)
Quantities are limited on the Stamp Sets, Reserve Yours Below!
Email me at or call 1-902-923-2835
(Just want to make cards without purchasing product - class is $15.00)

Can't come to Class but still want this great offer. The cost is the same for the kit to make all 3 cards (sorry, does not include Bonus Flower Soft Project due to issue with glue)
Choose your stamp set, cost is $25.00 plus postage.

To receive your copy of my newsletter, sign up

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Ribbon, Ribbon, Ribbon!!

Today my good intentions got away from me. I was dedicated to finishing my two cards and updating my online store with new products. The afternoon quickly flew by trying to relearn how to upload data. Why do they make computers so hard to work with? Then my husband came home from golf and we went out to supper! Perfect end to a day.

Tomorrow back to my agenda, and I promise I will have the newsletter out with the class dates,times and prices!

In the meantime, here are some of the gorgeous ribbons I ordered from May Arts, 28 spools in all which you can purchase by the yard. Believe me,this was no small feat choosing from a multitude of ribbons in all sizes, widths, fabrics and colours.
I could have spent my whole allowance on ribbon.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Just Rite Card for Next Weeks' Classes

Today I started working on my cards for next weeks' card class using the JustRite stamps. This is one of 3 cards we will be creating using the "Hearts Come Home Set"
I would have gotten a little further along on the other two but it just got way too hot inside to be cardmaking. Newsletter going out tomorrow with all the details and prices on the class and JustRite stamp sets and stampers.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Yvonne's Visit and Hero Arts Sneak Peek!

Last night was devoted to an evening of Show And Tell. Mostly I showed and we both chatted. Three hours flew by. Yvonne dropped off my new Just Rite stamps and wood blocks and some of her wonderful cards for design ideas and then we discussed everything I ordered at CHA and all the neat items I brought back with me.

Yvonne left with a great assortment of the new Basic Grey collection which I received for ordering, so she has some of the new line that I ordered in and some other items that she can juse in her papercrafting to blog about, like the new Copic Tearable Tape just out.

Oh now is when I wish we lived closer! The trouble we could get into.

Now a sneak peek of one of the stamp sets from Hero Arts that is on its way! This stamp is adorable, you can use it so many ways on a card and it actually is part of a clear acrylic set which contains a lot of wonderful images. I ordered in 10 sets and this will be part of a Hero Arts Xmas Class. I just have to wait for the bling and ribbon!!

Tune in tomorrow for another sneak peek!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

On Their way from Penny Black!

The booth at Penny Black was amazing. The Make n Take card we did was gorgeous. I will be having a special Hedgehog Christmas Class using the set above and I also ordered in something a little different like the girl pushing the wheelbarrow above. I thought they were just a little on the old-fashioned side and beautiful for Copics.

Speaking of Copics, they have a new double sided tape that you can actually tear with your fingers. I just placed an order for all shades of blue in Copics and some of their new tape!

Tomorrow - Hero Arts!

Monday, August 2, 2010

CHA - How can I describe it!

After a great direct flight to Chicago, I checked in at CHA at the Donald Stephens Covention Centre and got my registration goodies! The hotel was within walking distance and they also had a shuttle which came in very handy when your rolling bag weighed about 50 pounds. My friend Madeleine was staying with me so the Company made it all that more fun! Monday morning we had our first class, Flower Soft! We made 3 projects which turned out fabulous and left with very generous product samples to take home. The more I work with Flower Soft, the easier the learning curve is and the better my projects look. In the afternoon, I took a Hero Arts class which was fun, chance to see the new Xmas sets and they also give you lots of free product to take home. (But I must admit, the free make n take cards I did the next day in the Hero Arts booth, I liked more than the class cards)

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday were just a blur of seeing all of the newest products for Fall, Halloween and Christmas. I started walking at about 8:30 a.m.and was on my feet until 6 p.m. So much to see and do, you just can't take it all in. The most popular classes filled up within minutes,some of them I just did not get to participate in but the ones I did participate I loved.

Oh, and did I mention,that when you order at the show, your order ships first! So, I will be one of the shops with the newest products first!

Okay, who did I order from?

Hero Arts - their newest stamps for the Holidays, some Fall and lots of great trim embellishments for cards

Penny Black- Wait until you see the Christmas, Hedge Hog and seasonal stamps I ordered here. The card we created was adorable. You will love these card classes, I promise.

Heartfelt Creations is brand new and the card above I featured is from them.
This company has partnered with Spellbindes to create their own dies that match their stamps. I promise you will love these cards, we will be creating layered creations of flowers and more. These are stunning cards.

Anna Griffin - Scrapbooking Enthusiasts - I ordered in one complete line of Christmas papers, embellishments and some card kits. Anna Griffin is known for her detailed, exquisite papers. Gorgeous does not even cover it for a description.

Basic Gray - Could not resist, Basic Gray Lovers - I have you covered! Papers, embellishments from 2 new lines. You will love these!

Apple Pie Memories - Grid blocks for your clear stamps. At fantastic prices. Now you can see through and line up perfectly with these blocks! We will be using these in classes.

May Arts - Words cannot describe. Ribbon, oh the Ribbon - I did narrow it down to about 25 (maybe 30) different ribbons, sheers, organza's, wides, narrows. I promise you will just melt when you see these amazing ribbons and you can purchase by the yard! When I say I had a hard time deciding, the booth was huge and just filled with these spools of ribbons. Really, they made it extremely hardto choose!

Spellbinders- Ordered the newest spellbinders and some surprises! Great prices plus no tax,remember!

Impression Obsession - This is a company that has 3 distinct lines. Tim Holtz products where I ordered his latest Xmas stamps, plus Inky Antics where I ordered some cute Xmas stamps plus lots of neat boxes, templates for creative cards. Fun, fun, fun describes this order!

Magazines - I will now be carrying some of your favourite rubber stamp magazines and the first people to sign up to receive the upcoming monthly magazine, will receive wonderful new magazines and books. Watch for news on this!

Just Rite Stamps - Some Christmas but I also ordered in some others so we can do some all occasion cards - now have a catalog from them so can take direct orders for you!

Now I know there is at least one or two more, just can't remember at the moment.
Some of these are shipping this week, Hero Arts, ribbon, some are shipping at the end of the month, Basic Gray,etc.

And.......some are going directly to my designer, Yvonne, so she can get started on creating some wonderful cards and scrapbook pages for me!

Also, I received some wonderful prizes while I was there and came home with a suitcase full of products that I will be giving away with purchase in the months to come! It's a win-win situation!

Now on Friday, I attended the Consumer Craft Show for a couple of hours which was fun in its own way. Lots of free cards to make, give-aways, and you could purchase products from craft vendors at this event. Nice way to take a little vacation and do some serious crafting at the same time.

Well, I think that is the end of this post. Watch for more pictures to come tomorrow.

I took a little vacation this weekend as I was more than tired!