Our September Schedule has been posted online. We have one Friday and one Sunday crop scheduled respectively. Spaces fill up fast so call us at 847-670-6065 during store to reserve your space.


Check out all of the fun things going on this Month.

It’s time for our 6th annual Fall Garage Sale, September 19th – 21st! The perfect time for you to get a jump on purging your craft room and make some money in the process. Sign ups began at the store TODAY, Tuesday 8/23 and are continuing as long as we have space open.

Garage Sale sign up is $7 cash only. You will be assigned a unique id number which you will mark all of your items with as well as the price. Drop off for the Garage Sale will be Sunday, September 18th from 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The sale will run from September 19th – 21st, with Wednesday, the 21st being the 50% off day. All of the details including payment etc. will be included in the contract when you come in to sign up.

Space is limited so come in to sign up soon! We apologize, at this time we cannot take sign ups over the phone or online.

See you soon for the Garage Sale!

Wendy Vecchi’s classes are almost full! If you have been thinking about signing up for one of Wendy Vecchi’s fabulous classes in October, now is the time because we only have a few spaces left! Call or stop by today to sign up, you won’t want to miss out!

All of our stamping/altered arts/mixed media fans will be thrilled to learn that Wendy Vecchi is returning to Craft Fancy for 2 awesome classes on Friday Oct 14th and Saturday Oct 15th! Woot woot!!!

Wendy Vecchi is a full time artist/designer and owner of studio 490.
She is a signature designer for Ranger and Stampers Anonymous and Senior Educator for Ranger. Her Ranger product line includes Archival inks & coordinating embossing powders. She designs stamps, art parts, stencils & clearly for art for Stampers Anonymous and she has a studio 490 signature line of embossing pastes in 6 flavors. Wendy loves to demo and teach at stores and events across the country and has been published in numerous publications.
Her style is unique and eclectic with an exceptional attention to detail and a fresh approach to the creative spirit. She shares her love of techniques on her blog and reminds you that whatever you do each day just – “Make Art!”.

 You can find more inspiration on her blog at www.studio490art.blogspot.com and on the Ranger website at www.rangerink.com

Friday Class Information:

Friday, Oct 14th 9:00am – 5:00pm
Cost – $120.00 (8 hours, lunch will be included)

she loves to make art


Do you LOVE techniques? We’ll start with the new mat mini “fat little book” and use multiple techniques to create a book that is loaded with fun pages. These are techniques that can be used over & over again for cards, art journals & your mixed media art. We’ll  use multiple products and you’ll learn to use those products several different ways. We’ll create with lots of inks, stamps, stencils, distress crayons, embossing pastes, embossing powders & MORE. This FULL day class will have you declaring…

here’s just a very little peek of the fun that’s planned…

student supplies just 4 things…
craft sheet
scissors (tim’s tonic are the best!)
blending tools/foam pads

wet adhesive (multi medium or your fav)

Saturday Class Information:

Saturday, Oct 15th 9:00am – 5:00pm
Cost – $130.00 (8 hours, lunch will be included)

a box FULL of art
So, what’s actually IN the box? Well…it’s FULL of fun art that you’ll create, using lots of  products. We’ll focus on embossing pastes, distress crayons, rubber stamps, stencils, archival inks, embossing powders & multiple ways to use them. We’ll alter a REALLY cool box (with metal corners) & then load it up with your ART. There’s nothing more fun or useful than learning techniques & this BOX is FULL of them! It’s a FULL day class, so rest up! Get ready to learn, have fun & MAKE ART!
Box peek
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and here’s what’s in the box!
student supplies just 4 things…
craft sheet
scissors (tim’s tonic are the best!)
blending tools/foam pads
wet adhesive (multi medium or your fav)


A limited number of seats are available. Class must be signed up in advance and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You can reserve your class seat(s) with a $70.00 deposit on each class and balance due before/on September 1st, 2016. All class signups are non-refundable.


Registration begins on Tuesday July 19th at 10:00am, spaces are limited,
please CALL (847-670-6065) or STOP BY to signup.


The secret is out!!!

We’ll have the brand new Wendy Vecchi Stencils in our booth during the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo THIS WEEKEND at the Schaumburg Convention Center. You can only get the newest stencils from us this weekend as they are not avaiable for the general public yet.

Shout out to all mixed media fans, you will get a chance to meet the amazing and talented Wendy Vecchi in person as she’s demoing her signature products from Ranger and Stamper Anonymous.

You dont want to miss the opportunity to meet her in person, plus her style and techniques are simply electrifying.


We have discount tickets for sale and discounted coupons here at the store. The one day ticket is $7. Stop by the store today to get your tickets before they are gone. When you purchase your tickets at a local store, you will get a “I Support” button and it’s only available when you purchase your tickets at a local store.


The Expo is August 19-20 at the Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg and it’s something you won’t want to miss. Wendy Vecchi will be at our booth this year and we couldn’t be more excited! Here is your chance to meet Wendy in person. She’s a talented artist and loves to “Make Art”

See you at the show!!!

Sharna is back this month with some more fabulous cards to inspire us! Lots of fun water color techniques and cute Mama Elephant and Lawn Fawn stamp sets.

Stop by the store to see  even more of Sharna’s fabulous designs!

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Arlington Heights, IL 60004

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