Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Creativ You & Co.'s Holiday Celebration!

Happy Holidays To All...from Creativ You & Co.

Christmas & New Years Holiday Hours:

Closed Christmas Day thru December 27th

Reopening Friday, December 28th from 10am-9pm & December 29th from 10am-7pm

Come in and take advantage of our after Christmas sale, and save yourself upto 50% off some great paper crafting supplies!

**Plan to spend either day or both days enjoying our "Creativ Time" for only $10! During Creativ Time

you can work on projects and use our tools if you need too....stay the whole day or just a few


Closed Sunday, December 30th thru January 2nd.

Reopening Friday, January 3rd from 1-9pm to conclude the holiday celebration!

See ya there!!!

Creativ You & Co.

5858 E. Molloy Rd., Suite 156

(door #8 in the center parking lot)

Syracuse, NY 13211


Monday, November 26, 2012

Featured Kit: "Pickled Pear"

KaisarCrafts has introduced a beautiful collection called "Pickled Pear"
This kit is available; see the "BUY NOW"
and choose the tone of Embellishment ;Silver, Copper (shown) or Gold
Embellishments may vary.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Door Buster Specials

Door Buster Specials  
8am-11am on Black Friday!

*Today’s deals: Create-All-Day for only $10! From 11am-9pm, come and work on your projects or buy some new ones to do.....and you can use our tools, if you need too! (Food not included) Space fills up fast, so reserve your spot today!

*Bring in and use one competitor’s coupons valued at upto 50% off one regular priced item. (one coupon, per customer)

*Do-It-Yourself kits:
12x12- ($35 value) $19.99 ea.
6x6- ($25 value) $15.99 ea.
Card kits-($25 value) $10 & $11.99 ea.

*Dies 30% off!

*Select Scrapbook Paper 75-90% off

*SMASH accessory kits $10 & SMASH books $5

*Grab Bags $3 & $5 ea.

*Premade layouts, projects, cards & albums on sale!

*Consignment items and "previously loved items" for sale!

*Check out the New Arrivals, Clearance items and the Dollar Basket, too!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

No Tricks...Just Treats!!!

Come into Creativ You on Halloween Night Oct. 31st from 4-7pm to pick up your free Creativ You trick or treat bag, that's filled with treats and more!

While your here, "pick" your own special discount off of anything in the store, even the New Arrivals! Also, do our fun Fall make'n'take!

So don't miss out on the hauntingly fun treats and deals...stop in and grab yours

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

My Final Submission for the Heartfelt Creation's Design Team Call!

Please vote for is the last day!! Like all of you...I love Heartfelt's line of products and still have so many more ideas to share! Below are my final 2 projects I have submitted, using the Delicate Asters Collection!
I love comments and critiques, so please leave one. I hope you enjoy and visit again. Also, don't forget to stop by Heartfelt Creation's Blog to vote and see who will be added to the team!    May God Bless!
"It’s your Birthday!”- Doily Easel Card

*HCPC 3388 Spring Cardinals PreCut Set
Other Products Used:
*Spellbinders Nesting Circles
*LifeStyle Crafts Nesting Circle Doily Dies
*Zing & Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powders (pink opaque,
Lilac opaque, winter white, Transparent opalescence)
*Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Mardi Gras)
*Paper Blossoms Tool Kit & Molding Mat
*Ranger Stickles Dry Glitter (Rock Candy) & Glossy Accents
*Martha Stewart Butterfly punch; Handmade beaded Stickpin,
lace & tulle trim.
*3M Adhesive; Zots glue dots & dimensional dots (3-D foam)
*Crystal brads (smoked amethyst)
*Bazzil Cardstock (Plum, Cotton Candy, Ivory)
*Versa Mark pad and pen
*Close to my Heart Ink Pads (Smokey Plum, Garden Green,
Colonial white)
*Distress Marker (Black Soot)

Sentiment: using ivory or white cardstock, cut 1 – 2” nesting Doily Circle; then stamp the sentiment “It’s your Birthday” from the *HCPC 3388 Spring Cardinals with Smokey Plum ink.

Flowers, Leaves and Butterfly: Fussy cut a large Aster flower with a leaf from a page in the HCDP1 226 Delicate Asters Paper Pad. Using HCD 726 Delicate Asters Die cut 1 med-large flower, 2 small-med flowers, 2 small & 2 tiny flowers in Plum cardstock; cut 1 med-large flower, 2 small-med flowers, 2 small, 2 extra small & 2 tiny flowers in Cotton Candy cardstock and wet emboss the ends of the petals with Versa Mark and Zing Embossing powder (Winter White, then Transparent Opal); use Mardi Gras glimmer mist to alter color of a few flowers; and then use petal tools to form petals, before layering.  Now build flowers and set aside.
Cut 2 leaves using HCD 726 Delicate Asters Die and ivory cardstock. Unless you have a coordinating stamp to create a vine impression in the leaves, simulate by drawing them in with a fine tip marker. (Tip: use petal tools to help form leaves and create realistic vines.) Set aside.
Punch or use a die cut butterfly; wet emboss different colors using Zing and Lindy’s embossing powder, as shown.  Apply Glossy Accents over the embossed area, and then sprinkle Rock Candy Dry Glitter. Set aside while drying.

Card base: Cut 2 circles from the HCDP1 226 Delicate Asters Paper Collection, using the 5” Spellbinders circle die. Distress edges of circles first with Smokey Plum Ink, then lightly go over it with Colonial White to give a cloudy affect.
Part #1- Using Plum cardstock (5 ½ x 5 ½), place over 5” Circle Doily die; adhere one 5” print circles and decorate as shown. Set aside.
Part #2- Fold 5 ½ “x11” Plum cardstock in half (5 ½ x 5 ½); place over 5” Circle Doily die; leaving folded portion slightly inside the die, to insure that the folded portion of the card base is not cut completely. After die is removed, open card base and score top portion of card in half. Add 5” print circle to bottom portion and decorate as shown. Adhere Part #1 to top scored portion of part #2. Sit card up in easel form and enjoy!

“Cast your cares!”- 12 x12 Layout

Perfect Petals die
Other Products Used:
*Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy Framed Tag One
*Spellbinders Shapeabilities Jewel Flowers and Flourishes
*Paper Blossoms Tool Kit & Molding Mat
*Ranger Stickles & Dry Glitter (Rock Candy)
*3M Adhesive; Zots glue dots & dimensional dots (3-D foam)
*Crystal brads (rhinestone)
*sticky back gems & Gum drop flower centers
*May Arts green velvet ribbon
*Bazzil Cardstock (Floral embossed Plum)
*American Crafts (Sweet Leaf)
*Coor’dinations Cardstock (Pink smooth & texture)
*Close to my Heart Ink Pads (Smokey Plum, Garden Green)
*Distress Markers (Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Victorian

Velvet, Spun Sugar) used with fine water brush for blending.
*Tim Holtz’s paper distressing tool.
Page: Cut center out of the middle of the floral embossed plum paper, to create a frame. Cut 1/8” from each side of the Plum paper. Choose 3 -12 x 12 print papers from HCDP1 226 Delicate Asters Paper Pad;  1 sheet will be the background showing through the torn edges, 1- will be the main page which will be stamped on, and a portion of the last page will cover the exposed folded corner. Take 1” off each side of the background paper, and then adhere to the backside of the plum floral frame. Using 1 12x12 sheet of Sweet Leaf Cardstock as a mat, center and adhere plum paper to Sweet leaf cardstock. Cut main print paper slightly bigger than the frame created. Use edge distressing tool to rough up the edges. Tear the paper in certain areas…and in the center for a more distressed and worn look. Using blending tool and Smokey Plum Ink, add color to distressed edges. Adhere contrasting paper from the collection to the corner before folding and adhering in place. Add crystal brad, and secure fold to front of page. Before adhering to frame, brush Rock Candy Stickles to all areas that will be exposed; and then sprinkle Rock Candy Dry Glitter. Adhere to frame.
Stamp images in open areas with *HCPC 3496 Delicate Twining Asters PreCut Set. Fill in color using Distress Markers and blending the colors with the water brush. Cut flourishes from Spellbinders Shapeabilities Jewel Flowers and Flourishes using Sweet Leaf cardstock and brush with Rock Candy Stickles. Add to page under flower placement as shown. Cut 2 lattice flourish using HC Perfect Petals die in Plum and a coordinating paper from the collection to create a shadowing affect, and then place above flourishes, under flower placement as shown.


Cut 8 of each butterflies using Spellbinders Shapeabilities Jewel Flowers and Flourishes (cut 4 of each style: 2ea. in paper from collection and 2ea. in vellum); and then layer with glossy accents (only gluing the body, leaving wings free). Add to page as shown.




Using HCD 726 Delicate Asters Die cut 2 large flowers, 3 med-large flowers,
4 small-med flowers, 6 small, 12 tiny flowers in Pink cardstock & 4 tiny flowers in sweet leaf; Use 3 tiny pink petals and 1 Sweet Leaf petal to create dimensional bud. Use small petal tool with the molding mat; form each bud by moving the petal tool in a circular motion in the center of each petal; and then adhere the 3 pink and 1 green, squeezing the base of the buds tightly. Lightly separate and fluff petals. For larger flowers, use some petals on the textured side and some on the reverse. Distress textured petals with blending tool and Smokey Plum ink. Brush reversed petals with Rock Candy Stickles; after they are dry, then use petal tools to form petals, before layering. Now build flowers and add gum drop centers. Set aside. (Tip: I made my gum drop centers using the tops of brads, glue dots and Stickles Dry Glitter for a sugaring affect.)

Sentiment: using Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy Framed Tag One cut out journaling spot with oval shaped tag. Using a scrap piece of Sweet Leaf cardstock, trace the die to create a frame for the journaling spot. Adhere with pop dots and add sticky back gems, and enjoy!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Heartfelt Creation's Design Team Entries

I want to announce that I am a semi-finalist in the Design Team call for Heartfelt Creations!!!
I am so excited, and humbled to be in the counting!
Here is what I submitted:
Happy Birthday Card

supplies: 1- 4 1/2" x 5 1/4" White card base with envelope. I used 3 coordinating solid cardstock colors; each 1/8" smaller on all sides than it's previous color.
Using Heartfelt Creations (HC217C) Pre-cut Dragonfly Stamp, I dabbed a vareity of Distress Ink color in different spots on the stamp to create an uneven, more rainbow effect to the image; then stamped my image.

I added my Happy Birthday sentiment using (HC217D) in black ink.
I used Tim Holtz blending tool with foam to add graduated color to my edges. Working off a non-stick craft mat, moving my blending tool in a circular motion, inorder to control the amount of ink applied. 
I stamped the stand-alone Dragonfly (HC217C) on a separate piece of paper and cut out. I added 3D foam for dimension and add a few rhinestones in different spots of the card.

Treasured Friend Card
Supplies: Bazzill Hillary cardstock; BoBunny's Apple Cider paper pack; LifeStyle Crafts' Circle Doily nesting dies and scalloped border die;

Heartfelt Creations Flora Grande 2 (HCPC3374), the Perfect Petals die (HCD-704); Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing powder, Flower Soft (autumn); Close To My Heart's Treasured Friend clear Acrylic stamps; American Crafts cardstock (clay); and coordinating Chalks and Distress Inks.
12x12 layout Featuring Prima's Almanac paper collection; A large chipboard bird cage from Want to Scrap, that I distressed with Tim Holtz's Black Soot ink; pre-made roses;
Prima bling, black feathers and handmade stick pins.

I am honored that you've stopped by to checkout my blog, and I hope you've found some inspiration in what I've shared...
Please support Creativ You with your vote in becoming a Heartfelt Creation Design Team member; by visiting Heartfelt Creation's Website, click on the "blog" tab & following the directions on voting for your 5 favorite semi-finalist!
I would love it if you could leave a comment and I hope you stop by again in October (on Halloween) when the new team (s) member is chosen.
Be Bless and Happy Creating! Sta-C J. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Just in!!
6x6 paper pad

Rejoice 12x12 Journaling spot sheet

There are beautifully designed 12x12 papers in this collection! 

Rejoice 12x12 Chipboard

Rejoice clear arcylic stamp set

 Rejoice Brads

Rejoice Demensional stickers

Spellbinder's holiday embossing folders

BoBunny's Camp-a-lot collection
Available: 12x12 complete paper pack w/stickers; Noteworthy journaling spots; camper style chipboard album; Sticker sheets!

Halloween is right around the corner!

 Great embellishments from BoBunny's Detour Collection,
which is travel inspired.
Darcie's cute stamps
New Washi Tape designs and some really cute buttons!
Authentiques vintage holiday paper pack "Festive"

BoBunny's 6x6 paper pad "Apple Cider"
 A custom kit from Creativ You, featuring Webster's Pages...

So much more to see....stop in to the store and check everything out, including samples.
See ya soon and as always, Happy Creating!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Christmas in July!

It’s “Christmas in July!” Come take advantage of some awesome specials, grab bags, holiday ideas and products on Sat. July 21st & 22nd, from 10am-2pm

Also, choose to sell or just shop at our Garage Sale on Sunday, July 22nd from 10-2pm. (rain date: July 29th 10-2pm); rent your space for $10 (tables not incld) & sell those loved crafting tools, supplies and items you’ve been holding on to…keep the money you’ve earned or stop in the shop for some of those great specials offered during “Christmas in July!” For more details call the Crafting Emporium at 455-6041.
Tim Holtz introduces.....Metallic Distress Stains!
"today, i’m really happy to announce my new release for this show from ranger – metallic distress stains and more rock candy distress stickles. the new distress stains are simply incredible since not only are the metallic finishes so luminous, but the formulation of a semi-translucent metallic is amazing. these can be used on all of the surfaces you would use distress stains on including paper, fabric, and wood. they can also be used with the other translucent colors of distress stains for a layered effect. i think my favorite part of using these new metallic stains is the fact that in true distress style, they react with water so the blends and mottled effects are so cool. can’t wait to share a technique video on them." per Tim Holtz.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I'm so excited...CHA is vastly approaching! New releases are already surfacing...from Tim Holtz, and other signature designers with Ranger; beautiful collections from boBunny and Simple Stories; Sprectum Noir Markers, Gelatos...and so much more! Stay tuned...Creativ You will showcase some of these awesome products in some awesome projects!


Simple Stories

Spellbinders Embossing and Dies

Stay tuned....all coming soon!

If you are interested in anything you've seen...shoot me an email at

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Today's 411!

Have you ever checked out the site This is a pretty cool site for daily specials!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sharing the 411 - Join in!!!

A girlfriend of mine suggested we use my blog as a information station...for sharing our avenues for crafting and inspiration!!! Carla had her super smart thinking hat on today! I just thought the blog was a good way to get my class schedule posted, but you know.....she is on to something!

It's funny how there are so many places to shop, scraplift, get inspired etc....places that we are just not aware of, like Creating the Crafty Life...well I'm participating in a Swap hosted there by Misty...Hi Misty! Anyway..Carla never heard of the site...hence, the light bulb went off and she thought of this sharing forum!

Please join us!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Splash is here!

The "Splash" Collection from Little Yellow Bicycle!
So much fun!!! Stop in to the Crafting Emporium, and grab some of these goodies, before there gone!

Splash Canvas Stickers

Splash Transperencies

Splash Journaling spots
Splash Stickers

Splash 6x6 paper pad

Splash Demensional Stickers