Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Day Of Classes

I started the day off with a Ranger Class taught by Tim Holtz, Claudine Hellmuth and 2 other talented Ranger Presenters.  We completed 4 projects and received a ton of free product.  Yvonne did a Tattered Angels Class which she enjoyed as well.  Next was Flower Soft for me, 4 card project using some new card fronts, cute.  Yvonne bedazzled her hand sanitizer container in a class by Jolenes, not a winner! (LOL)  She can definitely locate it in her purse, however.

I went to a wonderful Canadian Workshop in the afternoon for 2 hours and was thrilled to find so many Cdn products that I will be bringing into my Shop.  Yvonne took a mini album class  by Punky Sprouts and a couple of other companies.  Then we went to a new product room to see the newest hot items.

Mini burgers, pizza were on for the free reception food with brownies to die for.  It is now 6 p.m. and we have one last class.  Mine is Hero Arts which was 4 neat cards with lots of techniques.  Yvonnes was
a Sissix class.  Mine finished early and I waited for her.  Yvonne comes out of her class toting a fabulous
prize, a NEW BIGSHOT!!  Yeah Yvonne!  My turn next!

It is now 11:39 p.m,., time to turn in, big day ahead tomorrow!  Hopefully some pictures!
From warm Los Angeles,

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Officially Away on Vacation Starting Tomorrow!

Please keep watching the blog for product pre-orders.  The shop at my house
will be closed until I return early March.  Sorry, but my house sitters don't do rubberstamping! (LOL)

But I will be having a ton of fun and sharing it with you.  Please be patient and keep watching.  Heartfelt Creations, Tim Holtz and Spellbinders are pre-orders if you see something you would like!


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tim Holtz New Stamp Releases/Pre-Order

I did some snooping today and guess what I found, a link to Tim Holtz's newest stamps being unveiled the end of the month.

They are:
Adverts - Lg
Air Travel
Book Covers
Curiosities - Lg
Travel labels - Lg
Wild West
Stuff To Say - Lg
Grid Box - Set of 8

Okay, here is the link, take a look and tell me what you all want!! Prices will be $22.00  for smaller sets and $28.00 for the larger ones

Here is the link Sneak Peek of Tim Holtz Stamp Releases

My New Blog Banner!! Yeah!!

Later today you should see my new Blog Banners on both sites, Fargocat Designs and Fargocat Shops.  I am so excited.  Over the next few days, I will be tweaking both sites a bit, changing colours, etc, getting it centered.  I hope you like the new banner as much as I do.

It was designed by Yvonne Balmers, daughter, Kristen Balmer!  Who lives in Toronto with her own 2 cats and works as a graphic designer and illustrator.  If anyone would like her information for work, please contact Yvonne.  And, please leave a comment. I know both of them would love your comments.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Closed Friday, Jan.21

Sorry everyone, I will be closed today.  I should be home after
4:30 p.m. if anyone would like to come out this evening.
Thank you,

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Heartfelt Creations Clearance

Time to clear out the last one of Christmas Stamps and Older Flower Releases.

To view the Heartfelt Creation Clearance, just click here:

Fargocat Shops Heartfelt Creation Clearance!

And scroll through to find the great buys!  Some newer items have been added as well that just arrived before Xmas!
While you are there, check out the other items on the left hand sidebar that are on clearance!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Closed this Friday, Jan.21

Please not I will be closed during the daytime on Friday.  If you would like to come out after 4:30 p.m., please just give me a call or email me.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Spring Crop at Maritime Inn in Port Hawkesbury April 1 - 3

Spring Crop in Port Hawkesbury, NS - April 1 - 3, 2011
Crop Price - $50.00

Early Bird Registration ends March 1. (Win your registration fee by registering before March 1st - One free registration will be given away on Feb. 14th from those registered and one on March 1st!)

Friday 5 pm - 11 pm, Saturday 8 am - 11 pm, Sunday 8 am - 2 pm
Meals on your own, some refreshments will be provided.
Guaranteed 4 feet of crop space.

Please note: Space Limited to 48 participants

Join Deborah from Fargocat Shops, Marilyn Mercer, April MacCormack-Burns and Lisa MacLean for a Spring Crop! Marilyn will be teaching one card class and April and Lisa will be teaching one scrapbook layout which will be an additional charge.

Project pictures to follow. Scrapbooking tools, punches and accessories will be provided for your use along with scrapbook displays to spark your creativity! Prizes will be awarded daily! Make this your only Spring Crop so you don't miss out!

Register by sending a cheque for $50.00 to:
Deborah Lecreux
6133 Island East River
Eureka, NS B0K 1B0 (see form on Fargocat Shops website) or pay by paypal
or you can pay Lisa, Marilyn or April.  Super Easy!
or call me at 902-923-2835 before January 27th, after that date please email me if you
have any questions.

A block of 10 rooms has been set aside at the Maritime Inn in Port Hawkesibury, NS
Price quoted is $115.70 plus tax for 2 people

Name: ________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________

Phone: ________________________________________________

Email Address: __________________________________________

Please sit me with: _______________________________________


$50.00 _______________

Card Class With Marilyn Marcer $10.00 _______________

Page Layout with April & Lisa $10.00 _______________

Grand Total _______________

You will receive a Confirmation Email from us to hold your spot if you pay by paypal. No refunds after March 15, you must find someone to take your place or forfeit your registration fee, you will receive all handouts and be eligible for prizes if you are
unable to attend. Please Note: Include ALL tablemates when submitting information to ensure that you are seated together. All forms submitted will be processed in the order they are received. No children under the age of 12 will be allowed in the Crop Room. Attendees ages 12 -17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

You can send a cheque or money order to:
Deborah Lecreux
6133 Island East River
Eureka, NS B0K 1B0
(please include your registration information)
or pay by paypal (link is below post on Fargocat Shops)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tim Holtz New Dies

Click here to check out his blog!  Tim Holtz Blog

Tim has released some of his new dies!  Very cool!

New Spellbinders Blog Hop! Contest From Spellbinders Too!

Want to see the newest Spellbinders being released later this month.  They are releasing new ones each day and have a fantastic contest as well.

Check out their blog at;
Spellbinders Blog

It is a little confusing but on the first day  (Jan 10) Debbie Olson, go to her blog, and you will see Labels 18 and Ribbon Banners
Next hop is to Donna Salazar who is showing Grand Calibur dies.
Today is Kazan Clark and Judy Hayes, you will find all the links on the blog site.
To make it easier, go to Debbie Olson and then click on the links each day from her site.

Here are some others that were shown.  Once they are all out, I will put them in an easier format and start taking pre-porders!
Ribbon Banners

Elegant Posts

Names are below the dies

Labels 4 SM

Labels 18

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Ranger Releases New Stickles

Ranger has released 9 new stickle colours and is having a contest to name one of them.
Check out the contest here:
Ranger Ink Name That Stickle Contest and below you can see the new colours which I will be adding to the shop as soon as I can order them!



Glam Pink


Midnight Blue

Mystic Green


True Blue

Unnamed Stickle

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Shop Open Thursday - Sunday

Good Morning Everyone!
I took a day off from updating Fargocat Shops as I had a bit of a headache.  Back to work today.  I wanted to show you a picture of some of the new ribbons I have in stock.  This is a wrinkled silk and I have it in Lavender, White, Pink, Lt Blue and Moss.
It is only .30 cents a yard and you can check out the other new additions by
clicking here:  New May Arts Ribbon at Fargocat Shops

My shop will be open Thursday from 10 - 4
Friday afternoon 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday -10 - 4
Sunday 11 - 3
Hope to see you pop in!  Or call for a time more convenient for you!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Fargocat Shops

If you are looking for great deals on Christmas Items and more, check out
Fargocat Shops

Once the new banner is in place and I get to do some more fun things, it will look a little more exciting.  If you are planning on paying a visit to the shop, you have just until Monday, January 24th to shop in person or have anything mailed out to you.
I will be leaving for CHA on January 27th and will be placing all my orders in Los Angeles.  Product will start arriving early March.  I will be doing pre-orders on all Tim Holtz products.  Keep watching Fargocat Designs for all the latest updates from me and Yvonne at CHA. More about that to come before I leave.

Have you checked out Yvonne's Blog  yet today.  There is a gorgeous card up on her website and I have the paper she used in stock.  Watch for it later today to be loaded on the site.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Finally- Fargocat Shops

Fargocat Shops  Click on the blue letters to go to the new site.

I will be updating the site all weekend with some more Christmas Clearance Items
from Basic Grey, Martha Stewart, etc.  I am also doing my end of year inventory at the same time.  Please note that you may still find some items on sale under their current category, e.g. Spellbinders does not say clearance but there are items on sale in that category.

If you would like me to set aside something for you, just email me the item.  Please note that you will see everything I currently have in my shop for sale by Wednesday or sooner depending on how easy it goes.  It currently has about 60% of the merchandise loaded in.  I have printed paper, cardstock, accessories and punches left to load in.

I hope you will like the ease of my new Shop Site.  Let me know if you have any comments or concerns.

Techy Stuff - Bear With Me As We Get It Set Up

So far, have spent about 3 hours trying to get the Shop Site up.  Please bear with me
as I get everything configured!