Hey there craftin' bloggers!

This is going to be where I'll highlight contests, competitions, and their results! If you enter a card in our contest

I will put it on the website (with full credit to you) unless you would prefer me not to – in which case state that in your e-mail, please.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hi everyone!!
We’re doing this one for the holidays to keep you up-to-date with our holiday hours!

We are going to be open for two Sundays, December 11th and 18th, from 10:30am-2:30pm to help out your busy schedule!

Alas, due to the holidays, we will be closed December 24th-27th, December 31st and January 1st.

Now for the fun stuff! We have new embossing folders for all you addicts out there! We also have some of the Bo Bunny Christmas line J Don’t forget that our 50% off Stocking Stuffer Table is now filled with goodies especially for you!

Remember that December 28th-30th we will be having our Boxing Day Blitz! Hours will stay the same from 10am-5pm.

We here at Class Act would like to THANK YOU for all of your business and support since our opening. It has been a wonderful adventure so far, and with so many caring customers it makes it that much easier!

Merry Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hannukkah, and many more!

Class Act Staff

Monday, November 14, 2011

Scrapbook Pages

Happy Monday!
This girl got her creative juices flowing bright and early this morning!! Before any of you ask - NO, I don't have kids...so that made this incredibly difficult!! But considering the Karen Foster paper and stickers were made to coordinate, it made things easier than they would have been otherwise! Doesn't everyone have pictures of their boys playing with trucks? Thought this would be the perfect sample! Naturally, boys may feel emasculated if there's hearts on the page...thus there are hearts with mud splashes!

and I did some more in anticipation of the Christmas Season!! :D :D These are using our We R Memory Keepers Christmas Collection (Peppermint Twist)!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Challenge Winner!

Hi Everyone!!

First off - when I logged on I had a mild freakout!! BLOGGER CHANGED EVERYTHING!!! Gah!!! Hopefully it works better than the old one...I always have one heck of a time getting pictures to line up and it never wants to post my blogs (I didn't think my posts were THAT horrible...) Anyways...fingers crossed for me!!

So our Fall-themed challenge is over...and we had some AWESOME card entries!! I'm going to post them all on here for a change up :)

FULL of Fall Colours...love this card by Therese in Trenton! She used a Class Act stamp that can be found here!

Another lovely card by Pat Moore!! I wouldn't have even known this was stamped! She used a REALLY similar stamp to our "Harvest Time," which can be found here!

I love this little cutie made by Mandy! Her work can be found here! Her blog is always hoppin'!!

ANYWAYS...so far the posting hasn't been too bad! I do like it better! But I guess you don't want to keep reading about my hate-on for technology (especially when it changes!!)...........so the winner for this contest, by random draw, is Mandy! Congratulations Mandy!! If you send an e-mail to Carol at sales(at)classact.ca with your choice of Class Act stamp and mailing address, she will get it in the mail for you :)

Stay tuned for our next Challenge!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Hey everyone!
Just a quick reminder that there are only THREE days left before the contest closes! So get your creativity shakin' and send in your cards!

There is also a new, convenient link beside our posts (under "About Me") that will take you directly to our website. Thanks to Therese in Trenton for the suggestion :)

Last week we also got some new sets from Rubber Stamp Tapestry!!! Ohhhhh I'm in heaven! There's so much you can do with these cute little peg stamps!!! I'm not much of a stamper (that's Ma's department) but these make me want to stamp my little heart out...IN my scrapbooks!!

Ready for the killer? This is a sneak peak from my Scrapbook Embellishments class ;)

We also got some Viva Decor in! I haven't figured out how to use it yet - but Mom feels like she won the lottery playing with them!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall Contest

Well, now that we have things SOMEWHAT organized I guess it's time to get going on CONTESTS again!!

We're doing the general theme of FALL! So that means anything Halloween, Thanksgiving, Leafy looking or whatever else! Get creative with the red, yellow and orange!

You know, I made an awesome (I do say so myself!) anniversary card for my boyfriend that was totally fall with oak leaves and fall colours. THEN brilliant me LOST it before our anniversary this weekend? Didn't I feel dumb!! I didn't even take a picture of it to show you guys! Shame on me!!

Okay! So this contest is going to end at 7pm on Saturday October 29th!
The winner will receive their choice of a Class Act Stamp and it will be mailed directly to you!

Please e-mail me your card at raychel @ classact.ca (without the spaces) and we'll announce a winner shortly after, so keep your eyes peeled!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Anyone coming to Scrapfest in Oshawa this weekend?

We couldn't get a booth...but we will have a flyer running around for 10% off THIS WEEKEND ONLY (remember we're closed Sunday)

We will have extended hours this Saturday only (10-7) and we have all of our classes now available!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Catching Up!

Okay, well...the craziness is OFFICIALLY OVER!!! WOOO HOO!! Our grand opening was on Saturday...and all the preparation from that pretty much consumed our lives for the whole month of September. We had Colin Carrie(Member of Parliament for Oshawa) and Jerry Ouellette (MPP), as well as a representative from the Mayor's office, and SNAP Oshawa newspaper! It was crazytown - population US!! Thank you to all of you who help make our Grand Opening a very special day!

Here are some pictures from the big day...
Our store...

Everyone seeing what the buzz is about!

Cutting the ribbon!

And Sue warned us that things will be so crazy that day that the police would have to be called! Well, thanks for jynxing us, Sue!! I guess we were being too crazy...
(just kidding...they were doing something else...but it was hilarious :))

Saturday, September 24, 2011

September is for Sue!

Girl...is there anything you can't make look amazing?? Just throwing that out there.

Autumn is in the air and the new fall stamps are fabulous. This little wheelbarrow was a pleasure to colour. I used prisma pencils and OMS (my personal favourite) and Tim Holts distress ink to make the sponged frame around the main image and to shade the die-cut pumpkin which is popped up on a foam dimensional. The greeting is just the right size to fit into a smaller space without looking squashed.
Get out and enjoy the crisp fresh air before we really get frost on the pumpkin!


Thursday, September 22, 2011

More from Sue!

Our store grand opening is next Saturday - October the 1st!! EEEEEP!!!! We've been open for a few weeks...and the number of times we've changed things around, taken displays completely apart..and all the other things that go along with opening a new store...things have been CRAZY!!

Now, for some card gazing!

Really, can anyone ever get enough of Sue Allen's work?!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Store Opening

Hi Everyone!

Just letting you all know that we will be open on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd!
We will be open tomorrow, but we are still in the process of putting products up - so if you want best selection, come Friday or after!

Anyone planning on coming down this weekend? You'll meet yours truly on Friday for my first shift!!!

The address is 84 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa, Ontario :) 905-240-8400

Our hours as of right now are:
Monday-Wednesday 10-5
Thursday 10-6
Friday 10-7
Saturday 10-5
and Closed on Sunday :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hello Fellow Bloggers, Stamps, Scrapers and Friends:

First, let me say thank you to all that participated in our first every blog hop. I think it went over very well! So Thank You all once again!

I have a special treat for you, since the first hop was a success and without any glitches, I have decided to have two winners selected. See, we are always full of surprises!

The first winner is Jennifer we don’t have a last name, so please contact me and the second winner is Theresa, again no last name, just nice pictures of both of you.

Can you please contact Carol and let her know which of the Class Act line of stamp you would like. Please don’t forget your mailing address.

We will be having another challenge coming up shortly, so check the blog so you don’t miss it.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Blog Hop

Hello Fellow Bloggies!

Well, let me first say Thank you to all of our Design Team Members! Our first 6 month term is over at the end of this month, and I was very fortunate to work with this team. Their designs are an inspiration to all of us, and I can’t thank them enough for all the patience they had to give me for our first DT. So, sincere thanks to all of you!

- Carol

We are going to host our very first ever blog hop!!

Our blog hop will start on Friday August 18, 2011 and end on Thursday August 25, 2011 at 7:00 central time. The winner will be announced the following day. So, check back here to see who the winner is!

The theme will be bright colors, and everyone has done a fabulous job on their projects.

In the Class Act/Chapel Road Blog Hop...

You will see the newest releases from both of these lines on this hop.

Please leave a comment on every project of each design team member, and have your name entered into the draw to win a free rubber stamp from our Class Act line of stamps. If you leave a comment on each of the Design Team members project, that will give you 7 chances to win. A random winner will be chosen. Below is the order to hop around!

This is the order for the Hop, so have fun hopping around the blogs!! :)

Class Act – http://www.classactinsider.blogspot.com

Suzanne - http://www.suzzstampingspot.blogspot.com

Sheila - http://www.happyssightspectacle.blogspot.com

Holly - http://www.glitterstampsandink.blogspot.com

Gini - http://www.ginicagle.blogspot.com

Barbara - http://www.magicdelights.blogspot.com

Chelsea - http://www.cjpbcreations.blogspot.com

Sue Allen's Card Entry for Class Act! (start the hop here and leave a comment!)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Soooo we've been slacking putting pictures up of the store...but it's to the point now where we're setting up displays! Woo Woo!!!!
Here is a picture of the store in progress! This month is FLYING by with all this happening! Eep!!

Summer Drinks by Sue

I really can't believe we are almost half way through August! Where did the summer go? I haven't even had time to enjoy a cooling drink by the pool. The new designs for August may encourage everyone to stop what they are doing and take a relaxing break. The shape of this stamp and the intricate design needed a simple treatment and was just asking to be put on a step card. The stamp was coloured with OMS and coloured pencils then sponged on the outside with a light blue with a contrasting matt of black. A small touch of glitter makes the glassware sparkle. (if it was only that easy! ) LOL.

Enjoy the sunshine and the beautiful weather when you can.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Anddddd the winner for the Christmas Challenge issssssssssssssssss.......................

Lou Mac!! Great job on the card! Please e-mail Carol at sales(at)classact.ca with your choice of stamp from the Class Act line, as well as your address :)

Thanks to everyone for participating! A new challenge is coming up soon!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Time to play catch up

Well, here are updated photos of the new store!!! Things are getting better each and every day!

And some cards from the wonderful Sue!! (sorry I'm late posting them... :()
The new releases for July are the only cool things about this whole month. I love them because there are so many options. The card to-day is a box card. It's handy for holding a gift card..some snaps from a recent occasion.. or a bookmark for summer reading. Double sided paper/cardstock was used and folded into a box. A 'belly band' holds the card together and decorated with punches and layers of cardstock. The images were stamped in black and coloured with prisma pencils and OMS then cut out. The hat was popped on a foam dimensional and a tiny bow tied on the back. The strawberry inside was stamped on red and coloured with ink sponged on with make-up applicators.


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Chapel Road Challenge!

Ho, Ho, Ho, and an Early Merry Christmas to you all!

With this hot weather, I am sure you will appreciate the cool creations of our Desgin Team which are sampled below. Just click on their links to see how each of these have been made.

Well, as you can all guess, this week's Chapel Road challenge is all about Christmas.
Anything that is Christmas oriented is for this challenge.

Rules for the Challenge:
1. Have Fun
2. Use rubberstamps
3. One entry per person please
4. Deadline is July 28th at 7:00 p.m.
5. You do not need to use a Class Act or Chapel Road Stamp to play along, but if you do, it gets you two entries for the chance to win your choice of a Class Act line stamp.
6. Just add the link to your blog post, or project below by using the “Add Your Link button”

Now on for to the Design Team projects!
Barbara Washington

Chelsea Barnes

Gini Williams Cagle

Holly Brown

Suzanne Czosek

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Some Announcements!

Our winner for the Colour Challenge using Red, White and Green is Ewavemella!!! Wonderful job on your card!! Please e-mail Carol at sales(at)classact.ca with your address and choice of stamp from the Class Act stamp line!

EEEPPP!!! I thought I posted this...but apparently I didn't!!! Class Act is opening a Stamping and Scrapbooking store on September 1st, 2011 here in Oshawa! I must have been so wrapped up with all of this going on that I forgot to put it on here! Check out the Class Act website for a picture of the store as is right now (while renovations are going on). We will keep updating pictures to keep you just as excited as we are!

There are so many autumn birthdays in our family I am usually at a loss for ideas. (Crikey..those birthdays will be here soon enough!) But when I saw this stamp among the releases for July I knew where I would surely use it. The apple barrow was stamped on a piece of canvas fabric with staz-on solvent ink (I added a few dots and scratches for grass) then coloured with ink and make-up applicators to give it a soft painted look. Mounted on a piece of white card I stitched around the outside with some thread. The vertical birthday greeting came in handy again and works perfectly in that small space. The thread spools are die-cuts with some cotton yarn wound around and a large plastic needle was added. The sponged background uses a piece of mesh and dark brown ink.

If this hot, muggy weather continues we will really be looking forward the the cooler days of fall! Yikes it's coming fast as it is..I shouldn't be wishing the summer away like that!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Things are finally starting to slow down after a fabulous Dominion Day Celebration. Time to start to relax and enjoy the long hot summer days.

Hand sewing has been my life-long passion (since I was a girl ..which wasn't just yesterday either!) so when I saw this beautiful stamp among the new releases for this month I was chuffed to little mint balls! It has so many opportunities for embellishment that I ran out of time before I ran out of ideas. The main image is stamped in black then the 'stitches' are coloured with pen. The inside is sponged with ink using my favourite tool a make-up applicator. For the stamens on the flowers I used a yellow glaze pen. Black thread was used to stitch the spirelli at the corner and a lace border punch and a decal blade on my cutter added the trim. The greeting is also hand stitched. First pencil the greeting lightly on a piece of white card stock. Using a sewing needle pierce around the pencil lines to form the letters. Sew through the holes with fine black thread then punch and oval and mount using a foam dot. Of course a little touch of bling never hurts.

Enjoy the hot weather...it will be Autumn soon enough!


Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Canada Day to all you Crazy Canucks!!

First let me thank all those that participated in this challenge. There were SO MANY ENTRIES! They were all beautiful! Thanks so much for participating!! So without keeping you all in suspense any longer the winner of this challenge is......Betty Wright! Congratulations! Please forward your choice of a Class Act line of rubber stamp to Carol along with your address to sales(at)classact.ca

We are running another challenge, and how fitting for Canada day.
This is going to be a color challenge using Red, White and Green. That should give you many options for your creativity.

Rules for this Challenge:
Must be made using rubberstamps
You do not need to use a Class Act or Chapel Road Artstamp for the challenge, but if you do use one of our stamps, it gives you two entries for the draw instead of one. We know you love to stamp, but please....one entry per person. If you want to do more than one project, we would be happy to put them on our website. :) The winner receive a stamp of their choice from the Class Act Stamp Line.
Just add the link to your blog post or project below by using the “Add Your Link” button!
Project deadline is Thursday July 14, 2011 at 7:00p.m.

Leave a direct link to a new project, using any image..

Now to inspire your creativity are some of the Design Team creations.
To find out the “how to” on their projects, just click on their name above the project.

Sue Allen

Sheila Bartlett

Chelsea Barnes

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Double Dose of Sue

Hi everyone! We get another double dose of Sue today (mainly due to my slacking...sorry, Sue!) Good thing we can never get tired of her work :)

With the summer weather finally back it's time to think about sea and sand again...not sweaters and socks! When I looked at this Seahorse stamp it screamed Zentangle at me! (Sometimes my stamps do that) This one is perfect because a lot of the detail is already done..all you have to do is fill in some of the spaces and do a background. The coloured part is the actual stamp and I left the background uncoloured so the Seahorses would be more visible. Some cheesecloth (I love that stuff!) and some starfish stickers were all that was needed. I really like using the vertical greetings from the Class Act Stamps line. They fit into tiny awkward spaces perfectly.
Enjoy the sun as much as you can...the snow seems to last such a long, long time!



A woman's work is never done. I guess a Mermaid's isn't either. Time to wash the barnacles out of your dainties and delicates. This was a real 'brain-burner'..but loads of fun using all sorts of different techniques. The Mermaid was coloured with prisma pencils and OMS then carefully cut out. After the card was made she was popped up on foam dots, stuck on the rock and blinged beyond her wildest imagination. The rock is a piece of gray cardstock torn and crumbled and swiped with a gray ink pad. For the water I used alcohol inks on glossy cardstock then torn towards me to simulate white caps. The sky is sponged using a torn paper towel (rather than a piece of paper). I think it gives a nicer detail to the clouds making them more believable. The birds are tiny check marks using a black marker. Finally a dolphin sticker, pieces of scrap fabric and a starfish were added. Sure hope she gets her laundry finished before it rains!

Stay Cool

Friday, June 17, 2011

Here we are already the third week into June and it is time for another Chapel Road challenge.
First like always, we would like to thank all that participated in the Class Act Challenge. Now to announce the winner (drum roll please)
the winner is...............Christine. Please contact Carol at sales(at)classact.ca and let her know which stamp you would like from the Class Act Stamp line. We will get this out to you once Canada Post gets back to work. A little patience may be required LOL

So onto the new challenge.
This challenge is to have a vintage look to it. Some wonderful ideas from our Design Team have used our newest images and some older images. All are wonderful!!

Rules for the Challenge
Must be a vintage theme using rubberstamps.
You do not need to use a Class Act or Chapel Road Artstamp for the challenge, but if you do use one of our stamps, it gives you two entries for the draw instead of one. We know you love to stamp, but please...one entry per person. If you want to do more than one project, we would be happy to put them on our website. The winner will receive a stamp of their choice from the Class Act Stamp Line.

Just add the link to your blog post or project below by using the “Add Your Link” button!
Project deadline is Thursday June 30, 2011 at 7:00p.m.

Now onto the Beautiful Creations from our Awesome Design Team. To find out the “how to” on their projects, just click on their name above the project.

Barbara Washington

Gini Williams Cagle

Suzanne Czosek

Holly Brown

Chelsea Barnes

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


The new releases for June are all kinda 'fishie'! LOL I can't say that I have ever wanted to be a Mermaid (it must be awkward when you are on a girls day out and they all want to go shoe shopping) but this Mermaid was so much fun to colour and accessorize it wouldn't matter! I coloured her 'tail' with prisma pencils and then used perfect pearls to give the scales some iridescence. Her hair is done the same way. Peel-offs were used to accessorize her top and all that jewellery. The background was sponged with various blues on glossy paper then put through a cuttlebug folder. The ground is a piece of sandpaper (going into DH's workshop again!) with the edge torn and a piece of cheese cloth added. Various shells stuck on top and the seaweed is torn pits of tissue paper. A die-cut finishes the frame.

The weather is looking good this week so get outside.

Stay cool

Friday, June 3, 2011

Good Mornin' Bloggies!!

Well, another challenge is done, and we have another winner. First let me thank everyone that participated. ***“THANK YOUUUUUUUU”***
The winner of this challenge is Deb. Congratulations!!!! YAY!! Please contact Carol at sales(at)classact.ca and let her know which CLASS ACT stamp you would like, along with your address.

With all this great weather, we thought it was only fitting to bring out a new stamp release! Woo woo!! This release consists of gorgeous mermaids, some fun friends, and a something you don’t see everyday.............mermen.
Check out the new images here!
The next challenge will consist of a sketch challenge which is below. Let your imagination go WiLd for this and have some fun!! For this, see the picture below (pink) and follow that layout! See the DT creations to guide you further.

To enter, you do not need to use a Class Act stamp in order to play along, but like always, if you use one of our stamps in your entry, you will receive two entries for a chance to win a free Class Act rubberstamp of your choice. One entry per person please.

Just add the link to your blog post or project below by using the “Add Your Link” button!
Project deadline is Thursday June 16, 2011 at 7:00p.m.

Leave a direct link to a new project, using any image..

Now to inspire your creativity, here are some creations from our design team. For instructions, please click on their name above the project.
Have a great weekend, and get those entries in for your chance to win free rubbah!

Sue Allen

Sheila Bartlett

Claudine Poch

Chelsea Barnes

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


A friend gifted me with this fabulous label. She said when she saw it she thought of me! I am not sure whether I should be chuffed or miffed because when she saw garbage my name just popped into her head! I guess I will go with the first one. The Count stamp was an obvious choice to accompany it. There is also a wonderful Lady stamp that would make a great companion stamp for say an anniversary or wedding card. I stuck the label down on black card stock with double-sided tape and embedded it with an embossing folder. The Count was stamped in versamark and heat embossed with Class Act embossing powder, trimmed and distressed around the edge and mounted on a piece of red card stock. The ribbon treatment uses a piece of very sticky double-sided tape. The ribbon is ruffled as you lay it down. I like to use a bamboo skewer to keep the folds even. The greeting was made using my Dymo label maker.

Hope everyone is enjoying the first Canadian holiday long-weekend of the summer. Otherwise known as the 'two-four' weekend. Somehow I have a feeling that Queen Victoria would not be amused!

Enjoy your blessings.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Chapel Road Challenge

Shiver me timbers fellow Bloggers!

Let me first of all congratulate the winner of the last Challenge which is..................THERESE! Congratulations, and thank you all for participating. Would the winner please forward their address to Carol at sales(at)classact.ca along with your choice of Class Act stamp.

Now as you can probably tell from the opening statement, Class Act line of shttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.giftamps has new pirate stamps online and ready for their adventures in the stamping world! Check them out here! Seriously...is anyone as excited as I am to see the next Pirates of the Carribean movie? Okayyyy, so they should have ended it after the 2nd...or 3rd...movie...but if they're going to keep giving it to us I'm going to continue watching!!

Also online are the new stamps that make you move...........with gears that is. The DT has done a few samples using this line of stamps, and have done an awesome job as they always do! You can check the samples and stamps out here.

Now!! On to the Challenge:

This is an Male-oriented ANYTHING GOES challenge.
Whatever you want to make is fine with us, as long as it is using rubber stamps, of course, and appeals to the guys!
To enter you do not need to use a Class Act or Chapel Road stamp, BUT (like always) if you use one of our stamps for your project, you will have two entries for the draw to win a stamp of your choice.

One extra way to get an extra entry is to refer a friend to our blog to participate in the challenge but make sure the person lets us know that they heard it from you!
The winner will receive a Class Act stamp of their choice.

Just add the link to your blog post or project below by using the “Add Your Link” button!
Project deadline is Thursday June 02, 2011.

Now without further adieu, the DT’s wonderful creations to help inspire you!
For instructions on their projects, just click on their name and it will take you to their blog on how to create it.

Suzanne Czosek

Holly Brown

Gini Williams Cagle

Chelsea Barnes

Barbara Washington

Woo woo woo!!! Happy Long Weekend, Canucks!!