Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pre-Order on Coloring Techniques For Card Making

Coloring Techniques for Card Making features three of the most popular coloring techniques in card making today–water coloring, colored pencils and using alcohol-based ink markers. Each chapter showcases one particular technique and includes an introductions that will help you choose the products that are right for you, and will walk you through the steps to creating one of our featured projects. Easy-to-follow instructions, detailed materials lists and helpful coloring tips will make it easy for you to achieve stunning card-making results. As a bonus, enjoy a chapter that focuses on ways to highlight and accentuate your projects with products such as glitter and gel pens, shading techniques and methods for creating the look of texture with color.

For more information check out this link, a lot of talented artists who work with Copic markers are featured.
Price will be:  $14.00 
Jeanne Streiffs Website

I have 3 on order, makes a nice gift, email me if you would like one.

Clear Envelopes and Clear Boxes Available!

I have in the Crystal Clear Envelopes which are sized at 4 5/8 x 5 3/4 with the
seal flap  (Size A2 Envelope)  - Price is .08 cents each (I have 1000 in stock)

I also have the Soft Fold Clear Box which measures 4 1/2 x 5/8 x 5 7/8 which will hold up to 8 -  A2 cards and envelopes - I only have 200 so these will go fast!  Price is .62 cents each.  They come with a clear seal sticker to close.

I will be ordering Dust Jackets and some other clear envelopes in different sizes next year.

Email me at  or call me if you would like any put aside for you.

Thank you,

Thursday, October 28, 2010

If you are a Fan of Glue Rider - Watch for An Upcoming Awesome Sale!!

As soon as I find out what my shipping charges are..................
Watch for an Awesome Sale on the GlueRider Gun and Cartridges!
The Manufacturers sale started Today!  If you are low on adhesive, you
might want to wait until you see the savings!  I have ordered in 3 cases
of Permatac (one straight line) and 1 case of High Tac (the dots)
and 2 cases of the Pro Rider Gun!
Call it an early Christmas Present!
I will let you know as soon as I have the final cost!  It could be a BOGO!!
If my shipping costs are low enough!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Christmas Gift Boxes - Class Next Week!

The boxes look like this, already pre-printed, all you are doing is cutting and assembling with the help of scissors, double sided tape you use for your boxes - extra sticky, and dimensionals.  I will provide the ribbon accent and some ink for highlights!  Class is limited as I only have 9 of each style.  These will hold a fair amount of items, they are not teeny-tiny!  If you already purchased one and want to complete the others, come to class and!!  Or if you already purchased all 3, come to class.  Sit and relax for a couple of hours and get ahead of your gift wrapping.

When:  Monday, Nov. 1st, Wednesday - Nov. 3 or Friday, Nov. 5th 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Or Drop in during the day from Wednesday - Friday (Just let me know what time)
Saturday from 10 - 5 or Sunday from 10 - 4
Cost:   A very low $10.00 gets you all 3 boxes!!!
If you want me to put some aside, please let me know as supplies are limited!
Email me at: or call 902-923-2835

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My New Shop Sign!

I have to get him to add an "S", but now I can say,
"Just Watch For The Sign"!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday! A Penny Black Card For You!

Snow Dust Stamp

This little stamp is very assuming but can create a gorgeous card.  Marilyn
is working on this idea for our next card class!

Check out today's blog post!

And, not to be outdone, Yvonne posted an Adorable Just Rite Card
Hurry, go check it out and I have the stamps in Stock that both
of my Designers created with!


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fargocat Shops Open Today Saturday!

I am open today from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

On Sunday, we are hosting our Xmas Card Class in New Glasgow.
Please call if you would like to drop by after 3 p.m. to make sure I am back in Eureka.

Here are some latest Heartfelt Creations Cards!!  These are gorgeous!
To see all of these and more, go to:

Products Used on This Project
HCPC 3336 Ornament medallions PreCut Set
HCPC 3326 Holly Berry Filler PreCut Set
HCD 705 Holly-Ornament Die
I stamped the larger Ornament on white cardstock with the gluepad and then added silver glitter, set aside and then stamped the smaller ornament that matches on the dp pieces, add glitter and set aside to dry. Main panel, (with the branch stamped) I stamped the branch 2 times to give the look of a tree. I stamped in glue and then added a mixture of 3 different glitters for the tree. Now I ran the ornament with matching die through the diecut machine. Lastly I added bows,buttons and sewing to complete my card!

Products Used on This Project
HCPC 3340 Holly Leaves Precut Set
HCPC 3346 Joyous Noel Precut Set
It is really hard for me to create a CAS (Clean and Simple) card. I love to add dimension but decided this beautiful message should be CAS. The image was stamped with VersaMark ink and silver embossed. It was lined with a piece of silver card stock. A frame was punched with a Martha Stewart punch and also backed with silver card stock. A Spellbinder “Floral Accent” was cut out and added to the top. On the inside, the beautiful verse from the Joyous Noel Precut set was silver embossed.


 Products Used on This Project

HCPC 3353 Cardinal Family PreCut Set
HCPC 3339 Elegant Holly Swirls PreCut Set
HCPS 3352 Snowy Cardinal PreCut Set
HCD706 Cardinal Family Die
Other Products:
Labels Seventeen #3 & 4, Big Scalloped Border Grand Cardstock - Racy Raspberry DoubleMate, Suede Brown Dark Prismatic, Neenah Solar Crest WhiteAccessories - Vintage Lace, Zva Creative Pearl Flourish, Pop-Up Glue Dots & Glue Lines by Glue Dots Brand Adhesives, Copic Markers, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

For detailed instructions, please click on the link below and scroll to the project
Box Project

Products Used on This Project
HCPC 3345 Snowflake Medley Swirl PreCut Set
HCPC 3335 Elegant Snowflake Medallions PreCut Set
HCPC 3344 Single Snowflake PreCut Set
Snowflake Wonder Shapeabilities

Cut the white cardstock and velum into pieces as per Tutorial found in the resources section of SCS. Once the template is cut and ready, then stamp the Snowflake Medley Swirl randomly over the complete base using silver metallic ink (Encore ink used here). Add some light blue ink in the background using the Copic airbrush or sponging. Add darker blue ink on the edges using a sponge. Adhere the velum pieces to the base, and then put the luminary together as per the directions in the tutorial. Stamp snowflakes and medallions from Single Snowflake PreCut set and Elegant Snowfake Medallion PreCut set on to white card stock using black or blue ink. Spray with blue glimmer mist and dry using heat gun. Cut out using the Spellbinder Snowflake Wonder Shapeabilities. Add Rhinestones on to top as desired. Adhere to luminary using pop up adhesive.

Products Used on This Project
HCPC 3336 Ornament Medallion PreCut Set
HCPC 3349 Cardinal Holiday Mailbox
HCD 705 Holly/Ornament Die
Make top fold card from cardstock (PTI Scarlet Jewel) and fold.
Center large ornament die in center of cardstock and tape down.
Make following "sandwich" (for Cuttlebug): Spacer plate C plate
Cardbase positioned so that the die is face up
Cardstock shims & tan embossing mat B plate
Run "sandwich" through Cuttlebug. There is now an embossed image on the cardbase.  Ink stamp with metallic ink (Brilliance Galaxy Gold) and stamp centered in ornament.  Stamp sentiment centered below ornament.
Make bow from ribbon and adhere to top of ornament.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fargocat Shops Open Friday After Lunch!

Sorry, I have to run out tomorrow morning to get an X-ray on my foot.
Will be back by after 12,

Just Rite Christmas Blog Hop! 12 Weeks of Christmas Continues

Debbie Olson Xmas Blog Hop

For even more ideas, check out the other designers listed on Debbie's blog.
Fargocat Shops has many of the Just Rite Stamps in stock, ready for Christmas Stamping.
Happy Thursday Stamping,

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Christmas Card Class on Sunday! Register by Thursday evening!

Here is the link for the card class on Sunday.
Christmas Card Class + Spectacular Blue Card
 Marilyn has added another card in place of the tag. For those of you that did not want to complete the tag, this will be another choice.  I think it is gorgeous!!

If something comes up and you are suddenly free to attend on Sunday, drop me an email.  We can usually accommodate one more!

Fargocat Shops Open Today Wednesday!

Lots of boxes around, but I am open today from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday - 10 a.m.  - 5 p.m.
Friday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  (just call to come after 5 p.m.)
Saturday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday - Superstore in Morning for Class, home after 3 p.m.
Please just give me a call if there is a time more convenient for you.
902-923-2835 or email

Monday, October 18, 2010

New Designer Added for Fargocat Shops! Marilyn Mercer

I am very thrilled and excited to announce that Marilyn Mercer of
Crafts Beyond
has accepted a position of Designer for Fargocat Shops!  Marilyn is an extremely talented gal who has been teaching for quite a while now, in her home and for paper craft stores.  Marilyn has a stress-free, relaxed style to her teaching and her knowledge of Ranger products is enviable.   Check out her blog, like Yvonne (my other amazing designer), she posts regularly and her work has been recognized in contest awards.

Yvonne and Marilyn will be helping me design projects for my classes and test products that I am interested in carrying in my shop.  Together, all three of us will strive to bring you only the latest and greatest and of course, at the lowest prices!

Please drop by and visit Marilyn at her blog and say hi!  And watch for more additions to my Designer Team

Monday's Musings! New Stamps from Inky Antics

Inky Antics' images are protected which means I can't download them individually.
I have Framed Santa and Pals which is 9.00
Rudolph's Stocking is $8.00
Your're so deer to me is $8.00
It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year - $7.00
Friendship Makes the Season Bright - $7.00
and one more not pictured which is Santa holding a snowman whichis $9.00 and
a verse" Oh By Golly, have a holly, jolly Christmas! That one is $7.00

The next card class is coming up this Sunday!  You can see the details here:
Christmas Cards and More!

I have been busy doing some stamping and creating some 12 x 12 scrapbook pages from the Anna Griffin Line. Will share one tomorrow that I finished.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Announcing Darcies! Stamps and More!

At CHA, I found the Art Gone Wild booth which hosted Stampers Anonymous (Tim Holtz among others), Inky Antics and Darcies. I fell in love with Darcies "county feel" and the fact that she used a lot of Tim Holtz products in her stamping projects.
Today I am going to showcase what I have in my Shop (just arrived) from Darcies.

Here is a link to her blog where I am sure you will be inspired by the products and projects.

I have 10 each of the following project sheets, you cut out the project, score it,  and then you can use inks (if you like) to add some extra colour, or ribbon, etc.  But these are all colour printed and ready to go.

This is how the sheets look and the finished project is above. Cost is $2.99 each
Here is an Acrylic Shadowbox Frame

You can examples on her blog - Price $5.99
Each Frame includes 4 Clips,chipboard backing, 3 chipboard "shadowbox" shapes and an acrylic shape for the top of the frame. If you like to do small altered projects, you will love these.

The Way Sack (sorry picture is not clearer) $2.99 each

Peace Out Sack - $2.99
Check back tomorrow for more new items!

Fargocat Shops Hours This Weekend!

Friday, October 15 - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Call if you would like to drop by later)
Saturday, October 16 - 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 16 - 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Please just call if you would like to drop by at another time.  (902-923-2835)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tim Holtz "New" Images Have Arrived!

Just in - Tim Holtz Newest Xmas Line - Very Limited Quantities.
I have some Pre-orders that have first choice.  Please let me know if you would like any held for you.

Here we go!!
Winter Sketchbook - Suggested Price $21.95 - My Price $20.00 - Only 6

Mini Holidays 2 - Suggested Price $29.95 - My Price $28.00 (Only 6)

Holiday Wishes - Suggested Price $21.95 - My Price $20.00 (Only 6)

Odds & Ends - Suggested Price $29.95 - My Price $28.00 (Only 4)

Grungeflakes - Suggested Price $21.95 - My Price $20.00 (Only 6)

Falling Leaves - Suggested Price - $21.95 - My Price $20.00 - (Only 3)
After the Pre-orders are finished, I will take the orders as to who emails first.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Christmas Card Class - Sunday, October 24

You loved the last one that was taught by myself and Marilyn Mercer.  Here is the next one:

When:  Sunday, October 24 - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where:  New Glasgow Superstore Community Room
What:  Tim Holtz Tag, Heartfelt Creations Cards
Bring:  Tape, scissors, will update with anything else
Cost:  $5.00 per card or Tag

Here are the pictures of the Cards and Tag we will be creating!

Please email me at  to let  me know you would like to attend.  Deadline for registering is Thursday, October 21!  Because there is so much prep work for these cards, if you are unable to attend after registering, the fee will be charged and the cards will be completed for you.  Thanks for understanding.  Please let us know which cards you would like to complete.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Flower Soft Products Just Arrived!!

A new shipment of Flower Soft Just Arrived. I have sent out my newsletter with all the prices, I am just going to put in the pictures of the products on my blog. Just let me know if you would like anything put aside for you.

I have a link for some cards using gold and silver Flowersoft but I cannot post it. Please just email me if you would like the PDF file sent to you,

The new Flower Soft that arrived:
Snow Buddies - $11.00

Window Shopping - Back in Stock - $11.00

Hedgerow Friends - $6.00

Little Friends - $6.00

Sentiments - Hedgerow Friends $6.00

Available in 3 Different Colour Families
Rainbow, Floral Bouquet and Pastel - $30.00
(Contains 7 Flower Soft Jars)

Gold and Silver Flower Soft - $11.00

Heather Mix - $10.00

Nut Brown - $10.00

Summer Mix - $10.00

New Design Peel-Offs - Gold & Silver $3.00

New Peel Offs - Silver Only - $3.00

Peel Offs - Gold & Silver - $3.00 (Original Design I have been carrying)

Back Online!~ Whew!

Thanks everyone for being so patient.  A litle glitsch caused by not renewing my domain name.  My blog will be at blogspot for awhile so please just add to you saved blog name for me and I will let you know if I am changing it back.

I just sent out my newsletter with the latest Flower Soft Products, they should also be up on this site today!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Paper Crafts Retreat on October 23 Cancelled!

Good Morning:
Due to a lack of interest I am cancelling the October 23 Paper Crafts Event but stay tuned for a smaller event that will be happening.

Monday, October 4, 2010

One Day Crop - Saturday, October 16/10 - Added Bonus

Still on the Fence about Coming to the One-Day Crop!
Here is a little extra bonus that might change your mind!

You get to choose your $25.00 goodie bag contents!  Maybe you just want one of the new Fiskars Punches and some paper or a Martha Stewart Around The Page Punch.  Or Glue Arts Tape, Basic Grey Page Layouts and Accessories.  You Get To Choose whatever you like that adds up to $25.00 (No Tax)

Plus I have extended the Early-Bird Door Prize until October 8!  Don't miss out!  Even though the event will last until 11 p.m., you don't have to.  Come early, leave early!  You can plan your hours! 

Please let me know by Saturday if you would like to attend so I can start planning all of my give-aways, classes and order the treats!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Hours for this Coming Week!

Sunday (Today) - I am here from 10 - 4 (messy shop - just to warn you, (LOL)
Monday and Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday - Check blog to see if I may be out running an errand
Friday - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Please just email or call if you would like to drop by at another time or in the evening that is more convenient for you.

Cardmaking Day A Success!

Heartfelt Creations Designed by Linda
This is white, not showing up very well, but all done in white
We had fun!!  Everyone's cards turned out gorgeous, we had lots of room to move around!  I definitely think this will be a repeat performance in a few weeks time!

The Heartfelt Creations stamps were a huge hit!  And have started to fly off the shelves.
But, I just placed a big order today that should ship out on Wednesday with some new items that were not at my shop!  And.... I ordered in all the products to complete the cards I showcased.  Maybe this class will be strictly Heartfelt Creations!
Happy Cardmaking Weekend,