Disappearing!

June 26th, 2015

Yep, products are disappearing very quickly

and we are sharpening our pencils!

 

So it is important that you get in ASAP

to take advantage of our sales while you can.

Stock up on supplies NOW!

From today until June 30th our sale will be

25% off magazines and

35% off regular priced merchandise

(some exceptions are in effect)

Happy shopping :)

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OPen House

Don’t forget we are having an open house on

Sunday 12-5pm

See ya there!

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From: Canadaka

July 1st the store will be closed

Happy Canada Day!

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Open to all…

June 22nd, 2015

Only 39 days to go for you to stock up on your treasures!

For the next four days until June 25th

everything will be 25% off.

 

Reminder we have our last class and Christmas Club on Thursday the 25th.

So if you are interested in getting some Christmas on,

or Daniza inspiration

call in asap to get your spot as they are definitely limited!

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SALE, SALE, SALE!

June 21st, 2015

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It’s time to get Bizzy!  The preview for our website / facebook peeps is just about up and we know how much you all enjoyed traveling last week as it was soooo warm in lots of places.  So we are going to re-visit that deal one last time! 

Come in, gather your goodies and pick your city.  We will check the weather there and that is the discount you get for Sunday.

We would also like you to save June 28th (next Sunday) for a little last hurrah!  Please join us and leave a memory, stamp or whatever you would like on our canvas tables.  We will have some light refreshments, our last make n take and, of course, a SALE!  The store will be open normal hours and we hope you get a chance to pop by and say Hi / Bye :)

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Back by popular demand…

June 19th, 2015

Yep, Saturday, June 20th is back by popular demand! 

Our pick a straw, any straw is back. 

It’s gonna be a great day at the Hive!  Pick a good one lol!

TGIF…

June 18th, 2015

 

 

So, Friday is upon us and we only have a few days left for our

website / facebook peeps preview of what awesome products are at Bizzy B’s still.

Friday’s riddle is:

Some months have 30 days, some have 31 and

some have 28 / 29 days! 

How many days does the month we are closing have?

(spoiler alert: July has 31 days!)

Discount for today only is 31% off everything except books / magazines!

Get it while you can.  Things are clearing out! 

It’s a definite get your cool schtuff while you can day!

Books and magazines are 15% off  – today only, very rare!

There are some awesome ideas in those mags!

:) :) :) :)  :) :) :) :) :) :)

Who are we?

June 17th, 2015

 

 

oohh, oohh…             oohh, oohh!!!!

 

You know the CSI signature song by The Who?  If not, just pretend and humour me today okay ?  :)

 

We are

Barb’s Bizzy B’s Stamp & Scrap

that’s who!

Still with me? Oh, good!!! 

So here’s is Thursday’s deal:

Add up how many letters are in our name – apostrophes do not count :)

(small print = no ink, adhesive, books / magazines)

See you at the hive!

 

 

 

Wacky Wednesday coming up…

June 16th, 2015

 

 

 

 

This Wacky Wednesday you may find the long and the short of our deal! 

Will you get the short straw?  You may want the short straw!

Pick a straw, any straw and see your discount for the day.

Happy picking!

(still no ink or adhesive sorry)

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Tuesday, June 16 Special

June 15th, 2015

 

A little birdie told me that

Tuesday’s special deal is Buy 3 get the 4th free!

Example:  buy 3 stamps, get the 4th of same or lower value free

buy 3 paints get the 4th free

You know the drill :)

Exceptions are ink and adhesive

:)  :)  :)  :)

 

June 15 Deal

June 14th, 2015

So, apparently Sunday’s skill testing question was quite challenging to everybody! 

Monday we will give your brain a rest!

Here it is:

Ribbon = 50% off

For everything else you get to pick your number from the hat for your discount!

Ok maybe not quite everything else!

Normal schtuff not included – cardstock, ink, adhesive, books / magazines!

See ya at the Hive!

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Skill Testing Question

June 14th, 2015

We had an awesome day on Saturday.  We went to California, Whistler, Paris, London and some actually got to Capri where it was lovely and hot! Some ended up with a staycation in Toronto but everybody had some fun anyway.

So, today we have a skill testing question for our daily deal.  Today is June 14, 2015.  Add those numerals together and what do you get? Gather your goodies, get them to the desk and give Beth the answer and you will get your discount. :) How hard can that be?  Easy Peasy!

As usual: on regular priced merchandise only, no cardstock, adhesive or ink book / magazines.

Have fun! :) :)

 

The Journey continues…

June 12th, 2015

As we go through this process we are thinking travel! So today we are going to pick a city out of the hat. 

Where will you go? Paris? London? Los Angeles?

Pick your city and we will check the temperature?

It could be hot, hot, hot with discounts in the Hive on Saturday!

Come on down!

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Freaky Friday Mix

June 11th, 2015

What are you into? Paper? Wax? Metal?

Whatever your  choice, it’s happening tomorrow (Friday)!

25% off paper, wax and metal!  Yep, all paper ( including cardstock), wax related products and metal  products.  That includes all patterned papers, cardstock (make the most of this, today only), metal tools, templates, metal sheets and all things waxy!

 

Have fun at the hive Friday!

 

Again. get it while you can!  Things are flying out of the Hive rather quickly!

 

Barb

 

Wild Weather Thursday

June 10th, 2015

Okay, so it should have been Wild Weather Wednesday for sure, but we are going for Thursday!!!

Here’s how Thursday’s Flash Sale will work…

Come on in to The Hive,  gather all the goodies you have had your eye on

(before they are gone forever) and head to the cash!

Once at the cash we will check our trusty weather channel on our little, very smart phones

and see what the temperature is in good old TO! 

Before you all get crazy it will be the celsius temperature NOT fahrenheit lol! 

FYI, a little birdie told me it is supposed to be around 23 degrees – just saying!!!

Whatever it says at cash out time is going to be your discount!

Thanks to everybody who has buzzed by already this week!

It has certainly been bizzy!

Housekeeping note:

Still the same as this pertains to regular priced merchandise.

Does not include cardstock, inks, adhesives or books / magazines.

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Wednesday, June 10 – Deal of the Day

June 9th, 2015

This Wonky Wednesday deal is

Buy 2 and get the 3rd FREE!

Example:  Buy 2 stamps and get the 3rd (same or lower value) FREE,

buy 2 sheets of patterned paper get the 3rd FREE and so on.

It’s time to get stocked up as it has been very,

very Bizzy the last couple of days.

Please note:  This pertains to regular priced merchandise.

Does not include cardstock, inks, adhesives or books / magazines.

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Tuesday, June 9th Special Deal of the Day

June 8th, 2015

Hello Everybody,

Tuesday’s deal of the day this week is

25% off all Christmas / Halloween products

It’s time you all got started on your holiday projects lol!

See ya at the Hive!

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Monday, June 8th Special!

June 7th, 2015

Here we go!  We are kicking this beginning of the end off with a roll of the dice! 

Come on in and visit with Lady Luck!

Monday only!

Check back tomorrow evening to see Tuesday’s deal of the day!

:-) :-)  :-)  :-)  :-)  :-)  :-)  :-)  :-)  :-)

JUNE BUZZ

June 7th, 2015

Hello, Queen B here!
 
Grab your beverage of choice and read on…

Can you believe Bizzy B’s has been around for very almost 10 years?

During that time the hive has become quite a lovely community gathering spot.  We have come together for some terrific events, classes and artsy group meetings.  The world’s problems have been solved within the bright, happy yellow walls (not that the powers that be have particularly listened but oh well).  There have been lots of chats about our lives as we go along our human journeys with joys and challenges.  People from all over the world have visited.  This has always been interesting as we all enjoy our love of art in many forms and are brought together by our similar interests despite our differences.  Yay for creativity!  Hopefully  a younger generation has been introduced to paper arts via the many birthday parties we have hosted over the years, or from their visits to the hive after haircuts down the block!  We have wished we had a dollar for every time somebody has fallen in off of Bloor street wondering what goes on in the hive and the look of wonder on their faces when we explain!  It has been awesome to see people’s happiness as they leave the Hive with a bag full of goodies and can’t wait to get home to start using them! Yes, I said the word use!  I also realize there has been a lot of collecting going on too but that is also fun.  There is much more that has happened but you are probably a good way through that beverage by now so I won’t go on!!

Now having said all that this next part is particularly difficult to say.  A perfect storm has been brewing around our little Hive of goodness lately and with sadness we have decided that it is time for us to close our doors and move on.  Our lease is up July 31st and we will not be renewing it.

At this point I would like to thank my worker bees that have kept things afloat when I have not been in the store and for all the extra curricular help.  Thank you, thank you. Good job ladies!

I would also like to thank all my regular peeps that have continually supported Bizzy B’s by taking classes and buying all the up to the moment products over the years.  You know who you are!

On a happier note.  As they say, everything must go!  So we are going to try and have a little fun while we do this.  Starting this evening (Sunday, June 7) you will need to stay tuned to the website / facebook each evening as we announce something special for the next day! There will be something different each day until June 21st.  So you will want to get as much cool stuff as you can while you can.

A little housekeeping:

- We will try and honour as many outstanding orders as possible, depending on product availability in the time frame.

 – Most fixtures, paper racks / trays etc. will also be sold.  If you think you may be interested in something please let us know what you would like and we will make a list.  

 – Please note all sales from here on will be final.

- All classes will remain on the calendar for the month of June.

Please bear with us as things change in what will no doubt be a very fluid situation.

Thanks to you all for a great decade!

 

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Latest Buzz from the Hive

June 3rd, 2015

Check out our latest newsletter here

 

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SNAPD – May Issue

May 1st, 2015

Bizzy B’s has been SNAPD at Heather Telford’s class. Check it out HERE.

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May Schedule

April 23rd, 2015

The May calendar has been filled in with all kinds of wonderful goings-on! Check it out by clicking the Calendar link at the top of the website. You can also see some larger images in our class album on Facebook HERE. You don’t need a Facebook account to see the album.

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Heather Telford Weekend

April 20th, 2015

We had a fabulous weekend with special guest instructor Heather Telford! Everyone enjoyed her classes and learned a lot! Click HERE to check out photos from the weekend.

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Buzz April 16

April 16th, 2015

Lots going on at The Hive! Click HERE to read the latest issue of Bizzy B’s Buzz!

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April SOTM & DOTM

April 13th, 2015

This past Saturday, we held our Stamp & Die Of The Month demo. Check out the wonderful projects that Daniza created! Click HERE to see them all.

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SNAPD at Spring Crop

April 2nd, 2015

Bizzy B’s was SNAPD at our Spring Crop!

Check out the article and photos HERE.

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SNAPD! From January Crop

April 2nd, 2015

Bizzy B’s has been SNAPD at our January crop!

Click HERE to read the article and see the photos.

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Buzz April 1

April 1st, 2015

It’s no joke! Bob Pennycook classes, basket winner, and more!

Click HERE to read today’s Buzz.

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Easter Weekend

April 1st, 2015

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Bob Pennycook

March 26th, 2015

Bob Pennycook class details are here!

He’ll be teaching at Bizzy B’s on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Bob Pennycook

The class is called “The Village Gelli Landscape” and you will learn about creating landscape prints with  your monoprinting plate! He does amazing work!

Bob Pennycook sample

Check out the May 2015 calendar HERE for all details.

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Buzz March 25

March 25th, 2015

Final day of our Spring Sale!

Click HERE to read the latest Buzz!

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March Stamp & Die Of The Month

March 23rd, 2015

Check out the pictures of all the fabulous samples that Daniza made with this month’s stamp and die!

Click HERE.

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Buzz March 19 2015

March 19th, 2015

We’re going to have  a Spring Sale! Check out the latest issue of our Buzz HERE.

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Buzz March 11

March 11th, 2015

Please read today’s issue of Bizzy B’s Buzz HERE.

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2nd-Hand Sale: Vendor Update

March 10th, 2015

Thanks again to everyone who participated in the 2nd-Hand Stamp Sale by being vendors or purchasing items!

Note to vendors: your credits for items sold have been applied to your store accounts. These credits can be used to purchase products at Bizzy B’s. Unsold items can be picked up or donated (or you’re welcome to look through your items and choose some to take home and some to donate). You can come by the store any time that we’re open to deal with your unsold items and sign off for your store credit.

Please note that we’re going to have very busy times this Friday evening, all day Saturday, and all day Sunday with many people here during Nathalie’s classes, so it’s best if you come in before Friday evening or after Sunday. It would be great if you can make it in this week before Friday. Thanks :-)

We will be sending out individual emails this week to all vendors to let you know your credit amount.

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Nathalie’s coming!

March 10th, 2015

We’re so excited to have Nathalie Kalbach in The Hive this weekend!

For those taking the Saturday class, we’ve had some questions about the photos, so we wanted to give you some additional info from Nathalie. Please print your photos with an ink jet printer on regular paper. The subject of the photos can be anything that you find interesting. We will be exploring transfers and you may or may not end up using them on your canvases.

Hope that helps with your planning :-)

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Buzz March 5, 2015

March 5th, 2015

Click HERE to read the latest issue of Bizzy B’s Buzz!

We have our Spring All-Day Crop coming up THIS SATURDAY and there are a couple more spots available If you’d like to sign up, call 416-203-0433 as soon as you can. For those attending the crop, wear flowers or bright, spring colours to earn extra tickets for the prize draws!

Don’t forget, we have Nathalie Kalbach teaching at The Hive March 13, 14, and 15 and she is packing right now so we need to finalize numbers. If you’ve been on the fence, don’t hesitate, call us NOW to be sure there’s a spot for you.

Please read the BUZZ for more news  :-)

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Update

March 4th, 2015

2nd-Hand Sale: Vendor Update

Just want to let you all know that we are still working on the tallies and we will be in touch with all vendors when we have your credits in the system and your items ready for pick-up. Thanks for your patience.

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March Basket

March 1st, 2015

This glorious basket has been filled with crafting goodies, and for every $25.00 spent in March, you’ll receive an entry into the draw to win it!

March 2015 basket

(1 entry per $25.00 pre-tax spent on products)

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March 2015 SOTM & DOTM

March 1st, 2015

The Stamp Of The Month and Die Of The Month for March have been revealed! Click HERE!

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Buzz February 28, 2015

February 28th, 2015

Click HERE to read the latest Buzz!

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2nd-hand sale!

February 23rd, 2015

Thanks to all who came out and purchased merchandise from our Annual 2nd-Hand Stamps & Stuff Sale!!!

Click HERE to see some photos of the event.

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Buzz February 18, 2015

February 18th, 2015

Bizzy B’s Annual 2nd-Hand Stamps & Stuff Sale is

THIS SATURDAY!  

Click HERE to read the latest Buzz!

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Buzz February 11, 2015

February 11th, 2015

Nathalie’s classes are filling up!

Click HERE to read the latest BUZZ about her classes, new goodies in the store, and more!

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Distress February

February 7th, 2015

Tim Holtz has revealed the February Distress colour. It is Abandoned Coral! If you’d like us to order these for you, please call 416-203-0433 or email info@bizzyb.ca . Colours are expected in-store at the end of each month.

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Buzz February 5, 2015

February 5th, 2015

Grab your beverage of choice
and take a few minutes!

It seems there is lots to say this week!

 

So, Bizzy B buffs, February is already upon us. A Canadian winter is in full swing. It’s been very brrrr with some snow thrown in – all things that can cause us to hibernate. However, we have sunshine now and it’s time to emerge from house to Hive! They managed to pull out Wiarton Willy (or some other cranky groundhog) from his hole. They seemed to have predicted his crankiness at least as they had some heavy duty gloves on! Nobody seems to know when Spring will arrive – probably around March 21st if you ask me, but there seemed to be lots of confusion as to what happens if he sees his shadow or not!! All I know is that The Hive is always Spring like with our lovely sunny yellow! So come and visit for a breath of inspiration.

 

Whatever the weather, it’s always a good time to get creative. Take some time for yourself, come out and get a kickstart with one of our Bizzy classes or groups. Our February calendar is packed with classes, events and group meetings.

 

Check out this line-up:

Classes include Tile Time, Pocket Scrapbooking, Embossing Folder & Die Cut, Scrapbooking Design, & Gelli Plate Art Cards. That’s just in the next couple of weeks! Come on out and learn something new.

 

We also have some special events such as this Sunday’s Creative Jump Start afternoon. This is the last chance to sign up if you haven’t already.  For only $10 you will get to play with some Liquitex products and we will be doing a project from CJS.  We do need your order confirmation number from CJS when you sign up. It’s going to be a great way to spend a winter Sunday afternoon.
CALL NOW! 416-203-0433.

Click the image to go to the Creative JumpStart video series webpage:

 

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Stamp & Die of the Month

 

Don’t forget we also have our SOTM & DOTM demo on February 14.

 

 

 

Daniza always has lots of ideas for you on ways to use our monthly dies and stamps. We have a first this month! The stamp is “clear polymer”! She is soooo pretty! This demo is always followed by Stay & Play where you can bring your own projects to work on and socialize with like-minded people.
Oh wait, I perhaps should have said socialize first :)

 

 

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SAVE THE DATE:  February 21st, 2015

 

This is the day we have our behemothic (sounds big eh!) Bizzy B 2nd Hand Stamp & Schtuff Sale! We have almost run out of vendor kits, so lots of people are purging (in our words making room for the other items that go home with others at the sale :)) and getting ready to bring out all kinds of great deals.  If you are interested in selling anything please contact us as soon as possible so we can ensure you get a kit.

 

If you just want to check out the bargoons make sure you get out early before it gets cleared out!
Here are some pics from previous sales:

 

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In between we have our regular monthly group meetings for ATC’s, Art Journal, Christmas Club, etc. These are great informal gatherings for sharing ideas, swapping little pieces of art and enjoying a few hours of relaxation. We welcome all visitors if you just want to check it out to see if you would like to participate.

 

 

Check our calendar HERE for more information on all these fun events.

 

 

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Nathalie Kalbach – March 13 – 15, 2015

 

Still on our class note, we are very excited to bring you the start of our Guest Instructor line up for Spring with Nathalie Kalbach. Have you heard about her? If you have, you will know it is going to be a fun weekend. If not, please visit her website at www.nathaliesstudio.com to find out more. Nathalie will be doing 3 amazing classes. Don’t worry if you have taken classes with Nat before; these classes are all different from before. They will include an Altered book that will incorporate some sketching lessons, followed by the demystification of all things acrylic paint (canvas involved), and lastly the staining of raw canvas. I have to say I am quite intrigued by this last class and definitely looking forward to a great weekend with Nat. You will learn sooooo much in these 3 classes, it is worth every penny.

 

 

 

Now, this is important, if you sign up before Sunday, February 8th you can save $5 per class, so make sure you give us a call ASAP to get in on this deal! We would really love to have
you join us for Nat’s classes.

 

Please note:

When you check the list of products a student needs to bring, we want you to know we are here to help.  See products you need?  No time to get out to get them?  For your convenience, we can gather a kit for you and keep it in the store ready for your arrival.  Just let us know your needs and we will do our best to save your time!

 

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Still with me?????  Keep reading!  Need a refill?

 

Well, it’s that time of the year when new products are starting to arrive from the CHA trade show!

 

We just received the new Distress January ink products and boy is that Cracked Pistachio a yummy colour.

Somehow I don’t think they are going to be around very long! Wonder what February’s colour is????

 

Other products are starting to arrive too, such as these very cute little leather albums filled with great embellishments. Imagine all those pretties on your shelf!


 

There are many other things coming in, too.
Come on in and see what else is new.

 

Okay, that’s it, now it’s time to put your beverage down and pick up the phone and dial 416-203-0433 and get signed up for something! Or better still, put your coat and boots on and head on down to the hive – we would love to see you all!

 

See ya soon!

 

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SNAP’d – Quilled Snowflakes Earrings class

February 3rd, 2015

Bizzy B’s has been SNAP’d! Click HERE to see an article about our Quilled Snowflake Earrings class which took place on January 16th!

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Buzz January 29, 2015

January 29th, 2015

It’s almost time!

Our Creative JumpStart 2015 event is coming up in just 10 days! Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 8th!

If you have been watching the videos throughout the month of January (or are about to sign up and binge watch) you will have found some amazing tips from a bunch of talented artists with Liquitex products.

We want you to come out to play on the 8th.  There will be several products out for you to test,  experiment and make something with.  We are also planning to watch one (maybe two) of the videos.

So we would like your input! Reply to this email and tell us which projects you loved the most and would like to make. At our CJS2015 event, we’ll provide you with supplies and instructions to create one of the projects. All this for only $10.00! Sign up now for our event by calling 416-203-0433 (open to CJS participants only, so please have your CJS membership confirmation number handy).

 

PLEASE NOTE:
 THIS IS NOT A FORMAL CLASS BUT AN OPPORTUNITY TO COME OUT AND TRY SOME PRODUCTS AND HAVE SOME FUN :)

 

We hope you’ve been participating in Nathalie Kalbach’s Creative JumpStart program. It’s such a great way to learn SO MUCH! If you haven’t started, it’s not too late to join. The videos will be available online until November, so you have lots of time to catch up.

 

As an added incentive,
Nathalie is offering savings to those who sign up through Bizzy B’s!
Sign up HERE and use the code cjs15bizzybs
to save $5 off your registration
(cannot be combined with other codes).

 

To find out more about CJS2015, check out Nathalie’s video by clicking the image below or clicking HERE to watch it on Vimeo.

 

You can also learn from Nathalie live at The Hive on March 13, 14, and 15!

Check out Nathalie’s class listings on our March calendar HERE and sign up NOW to SAVE $5 per class when registering and paying before February 8th!

Click HERE to read the rest of the Buzz!

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Buzz January 23, 2015

January 23rd, 2015

Nathalie’s coming,
Nathalie’s coming!

And now here are the details you have been waiting for to kick start our artsy Spring!

Don’t wait to sign up as these classes by Nathalie Kalbach
are hot, hot, hot!
 

Friday, March 13, 6:30 – 10:00
Walk With Me: Altered Book Class

Saturday, March 14, 10:30 – 5:00
Acrylics Demystified:Technique & Abstract Canvas Workshop

Sunday, March 15, 10:30 – 5:00
Raw Canvas Staining Workshop

Full details have been posted on our March calendar HERE.

And there’s more great news!!! 
Sign up for Nathalie’s classes any time before our Creative JumpStart Event, February 8th, and receive $5.00 off each class!

Click HERE to read the rest of the Buzz!

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Vendor Kits

January 20th, 2015

In case you haven’t read the Buzz yet, vendor kits for Bizzy B’s Annual 2nd-Hand Stamps & Stuff Sale are AVAILABLE IN STORE. Pick yours up today and start selling!

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Buzz January 16, 2015

January 16th, 2015

Update on the Bizzy B’s Annual 2nd-Hand Stamps & Stuff Sale:

Vendor kits are here! For only $5.00 you get a kit containing pre-printed labels and an inventory tracking sheet, plus Bizzy B’s will display and sell your items. Cash in on your unwanted items to get new supplies!

All details about the sale can be found on our February calendar HERE.

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NEW addition to our amazing class line-up for 2015! Heather Telford!

Heather will be joining us on the weekend of April 18th. If you are a fan of Penny Black stamps, you may have seen some of Heather’s work, because she’s a designer for Penny Black!

Find out more about Heather HERE.

heather telford

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Nathalie Kalbach is coming to The Hive
March 13, 14, + 15

We hope you have marked these dates on your calendar! If you’re interested in taking Nathalie’s classes, please reply to this email and we’ll put your name on the list!

Find out more about Nathalie HERE.

nathalie kalbach

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Bob Pennycook is coming to The Hive
May 2 + 3
 

We can confirm that Bob will be teaching about Gelli printing! Bob Pennycook is a mixed media artist from Tweed, Ontario. We’re excited to have him back at The Hive!

Find out more about Bob HERE.

bob pennycook

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Click HERE to read the rest of the Buzz!

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Buzz January 16

January 16th, 2015

Have you heard the Buzz??? The latest issue of Bizzy B’s Buzz contains some exciting news, including a new teacher added to the already-awesome line-up of classes at The Hive in 2015!!! Check it out HERE.

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Buzz January 8, 2015

January 8th, 2015

Lots of exciting news for 2015!

Click HERE to read the latest issue of Bizzy B’s Buzz!

Nathalie Kalbach

Bob Pennycook

A crop

…and more…

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2nd-hand sale 2015

January 8th, 2015

Bizzy B’s Annual Second-Hand Stamps & Stuff Sale!!!

Saturday, February 21, 201510:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Buy or sell, this is a sale event you wouldn’t want to miss.  Bargains Galore!  Save the date!

Do you have supplies that you no longer want or need?

Selling is as easy as 1-2-3:
1) Start collecting those 2nd-hand rubberstamps, scrapbooking materials (except for unpackaged scrapbook paper), tools, books, and magazines that you no longer need.
2) Pick up a kit (incl. labels, inventory tracking), you set the price, label your items, drop-them off at the store ,and we’ll sell them for you.
3) At the end of the sale, for what ever you sell, you will receive a store credit at Bizzy B for all of your sold items. PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 3 WEEKS AFTER THE SALE FOR US TO CONTACT YOU WITH YOUR TALLY.

*Vendor kits should be available at Bizzy B’s by January 13th. We will post here when they are available.*

Are you new at stamping and scrapping or looking for supplies?

The 2nd-Hand sale is a great way to get big bargains on rubberstamps, scrapbooking materials, tools, books, and magazines! Come and shop with us today!

Registration Fee of $5 for vendors is applicable. Receive a vendor kit to sell your stuff which includes cover letter, stickers with an assigned vendor #, and an inventory spreadsheet for you to fill out. All 2nd-hand items can be dropped off until the morning of Thursday, February 19, 2015. All items must be individually priced; otherwise, they will not be sold.

Vendors: sign up now! Reserve a spot by sending an email to:  BizzyB2ndHandSale@gmail.com or calling Bizzy B at (416)203-0433.

All sales are final: CASH, DEBIT, or CREDIT accepted at the sale.

CAVEAT TO SELLERS:  We will attempt to return the correct balance of your inventory.  However, Bizzy B and staff organizing and running the sale are not responsible for any lost or stolen items during the second hand sale.

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Snapd Jan 2

January 2nd, 2015

Bizzy B’s has been Snap’d in Snapd Bloor West newspaper! Click HERE to see the article from our Customer Appreciation Event!

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January 1, 2015

January 1st, 2015

It’s the first of the month and our new stamp and die of the month have been revealed!

Click HERE to find out more!

think and wonder

springtime bluebell

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Buzz Dec 31 2014

December 31st, 2014

So, the time is a ticking and 2014 is almost done but we want to wish you all a wonderful 2015!

Hope you all have an amazing New Year’s Eve and a 2015 full of joy, fun, and crafting!

See you all in the new year!
We will be closed on January 1st and reopen January 2 for regular hours.

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Creative JumpStart begins January 1st!!

We’ve joined forces with Nathalie Kalbach and all her Creative JumpStart 2015 associates!

Creative JumpStart brings you a fabulous series of videos, giveaways and more! You will learn SO MUCH!

And there’s more!
Nathalie is offering savings to those who sign up through Bizzy B’s!
Sign up HERE and use the code cjs15bizzybs
to save $5 off your registration
(cannot be combined with other codes).

After you register, mark your calendars for February 8, 2015 for our CJS2015 event! More information will be posted soon. (You will need your CJS confirmation to join us so keep it handy.)

Want to know more about CJS2015? Nathalie has made an informative video. Click HERE to watch it on Vimeo.

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New Stamp & Die Of The Month coming tomorrow!

Our first stamp and die for 2015 will be revealed on January 1!

Click HERE tomorrow to see what they are!

 

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2014 Boxing Day Blitz!

December 24th, 2014

Mark your calendars for

Saturday, December 27 for… 

Bizzy B’s Boxing Day Blitz!

Buy more, save more!!!

Buy similar items and get great discounts!

Buy 1 – get 15% off!

Buy 2 – get 25% off both!

Buy 3 or more – get 30% off all 3+!

For example, buy 3 stamps and get 30% off all 3 stamps!

Plus…

All Christmas and Halloween

50% off!!!

The fine print: “buy more, save more” applies to regular-priced, in-store, on-shelf merchandise, excluding books, magazines, ink pads, adhesive, cardstock, and custom items.

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Holidays

December 23rd, 2014

Wishing a very

Merry Christmas

to all who are celebrating!
 

Please take note of special store hours and holiday closures:

Wednesday, December 24
Christmas Eve
10:00 – 3:00

Thursday, December 25
Christmas Day
Store Closed

Friday, December 26
Boxing Day
Store Closed

Saturday, December 27
Bizzy B’s Boxing Day Blitz!
Regular hours 10:00 – 6:00

December 28-30
Regular hours

Wednesday, December 31
New Year’s Eve
10:00 – 5:00

Thursday, January 1
New Year’s Day
Store Closed

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Buzz December 18

December 18th, 2014

Bizzy B’s Buzz – December 18! Click HERE to read our exciting announcement about Creative JumpStart 2015 and more!

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Congratulations – TV winner!

December 17th, 2014

Congratulations to Judy, the winner of our draw for the Smart TV! Be sure to read tomorrow’s Buzz newsletter for Judy’s story!

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Website Check

December 13th, 2014

Hello Everybody,

As you have probably noticed, we have been having some significant problems with our website over the last couple of weeks.  We want you to know that we are working on resolving this as quickly as possible.  We want you to know that our email is still a bit iffy so if you have been trying to contact us via email during this time we may not have received your mail.  Please note if you experience difficulties accessing our website, please consider these other avenues of communications:
Phone:  416-203-0433
or visit our Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/bizzyb.ca.
Please put this alternative email address (bizzybstaff@gmail.com) in your contacts should we not answer at info@bizzyb.ca.

Thank you all so much for your patience.

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Buzz – December 12

December 12th, 2014

Our Customer Appreciation Event is THIS SATURDAY! Click HERE to read the latest issue of Bizzy B’s Buzz and get all the details! See you then :-)

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Buzz – December 2

December 2nd, 2014

The stamp and die of the month have been revealed! Click HERE to read today’s issue of Bizzy B’s Buzz to find out about the stamp and die, Customer Appreciation, and more!

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Buzz November 27

November 27th, 2014

Black Friday Savings details are here!!!

Click HERE for details.



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Buzz Nov. 21

November 21st, 2014

We have a FABULOUS new contest starting today!!!

Click HERE to read our latest Buzz and find out all about it!

Here’s a hint:

contest prize


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Limor photos

November 12th, 2014

We had a fantastic weekend of classes with Limor Webber!

Click HERE to see some photos from the weekend.


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Welcome Limor!

November 7th, 2014

Welcome Limor Webber! We’re looking forward to a great weekend with you teaching :-)


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Nov. 29 crop

November 7th, 2014

Mark your calendars for November 29th! We’ll be holding the last all-day crop of 2014!

Bring your papercrafting goodies and spend the day creating! Whether you are working on holiday gifts, cards, art journals, scrapbooks, or other projects, this is the place for you!

Your fee of $40.00 includes lunch, supper, drinks, snacks, goodies, reserved seating, and more!

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Julie’s post

November 4th, 2014

Julie Fei-Fan Balzer posted about her weekend at Bizzy B’s :-)  http://balzerdesigns.typepad.com/balzer_designs/2014/11/my-visit-to-bizzy-b.html


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Winter hours

October 31st, 2014

Please note our winter 2014 hours

(hours may vary if we have classes or events, but please check first if you intend to visit us in the evening):

Monday 10am – 8pm

Tuesday 10am – 7pm

Wednesday 10am – 8pm

Thursday 10am – 8pm

Friday 10am – 8pm

Saturday 10am – 6pm

Sunday 12pm – 5pm

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Buzz October 30

October 30th, 2014

URGENT!!! This is your LAST CALL for Limor Webber classes!

We really want to make this happen and we need your commitment!

It’s going to be an awesome art retreat weekend with mixed media, abstract and scrapbook style / mixed media.
Tons of fun, product and new techniques!
You won’t want to miss it!

Limor’s classes will take place November 7, 8, and 9 and we are down to the wire!

The projects are amazing and you will receive a BIG – actually huge – kit of supplies with each class! Tons of products from companies like Prima, Lindy’s Stamp Gang, Tim Holtz, and more! Check out the product lists with the class list below! Scroll down…

NOW is the time to sign up.
Call 416-203-0433.

Limor has made a video for Bizzy B’s! Take a look at her video HERE.

Here’s a peek at Limor’s classes at Bizzy B’s:

Friday, November 7
Fly Away Canvas


Learn the art of layering a mixed media project while creating a canvas.
You will receive: ephemera paper, ephemera butterflies, Crafter’s Workshop stencils, 2 Gelatos, Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray and embossing powder, Faber Castell Art Medium, Sizzix Jar cut outs, acetate, and a canvas, along with the use of many other supplies from Limor.

Saturday, November 8
The Art Of Abstract


This workshop takes you through the entire process of abstract painting while creating two canvases.
You will receive: a set of palette knives, a bottle of Dina Wakley paint, a blender brush, a 1″ flat brush, and two large canvases, along with the use of many other supplies from Limor. This workshop also includes lunch.

Sunday, November 9
2 Canvas Layouts In 1 Class


Learn mixed media techniques which can be used in art journals, layouts, 3D projects, and more, all while creating two canvases.
You will receive: the full Prima Free Spirit paper line, cardstock, Prima Sunrise Sunset paper, resist canvas, a Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray, a fan brush, Tim Holtz metals, and Prima flowers, lightbulb embellishments, metals, and clocks, plus two canvases.

Full class details can be found on our calendar HERE. All class details, including description, pricing, more images, and student supply lists have been posted.

Find out more about Limor on her blog HERE.

Limor is the creator of several wonderful sets from Lindy’s Stamp Gang. If you’ve used their products before, you know how amazing they are! If you haven’t tried them, you’re in for a treat!

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Limor’s classes are coming up!

October 29th, 2014

We’re getting down to the wire for Limor Webber’s classes! Coming November 7, 8, 9!!!

If you haven’t seen Limor’s art, you’re in for a treat! Check out her website limorwebber.com

Limor also has great lines of products with Lindy’s Stamp Gang!

Here’s a great video that Limor made just for Bizzy B’s! It showcases her classes.

http://youtu.be/Og5j0mQt9hw

Sign up now by calling 416-203-0433. Full details about each class can be found on our website calendar for November HERE.

Friday, November 7
6:30 – 1000
Fly Away Mixed Media Canvas

fly away

Saturday, November 8
11:00 – 5:00
The Art Of Abstract

art of abstract


Sunday, November 9
12:30 – 4:30
2 Canvas Layouts In 1 Class

2 canvas layouts

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Buzz October 24

October 24th, 2014

Check out the latest issue of Bizzy B’s Buzz newsletter HERE! Find out more about upcoming classes, Limor Webber’s weekend, and more!



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Pumpkins

October 23rd, 2014

Check out Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s blog post about the pumpkins she made at Bizzy B’s! There’s a lot you can do with monoprinting plates such as the Gelli Plate! http://balzerdesigns.typepad.com/balzer_designs/2014/10/gelli-deli-pumpkin.html


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Welcome Julie!

October 17th, 2014

Tonight, Bizzy B’s welcomes Julie Fei-Fan Balzer!!!

Julie’s blog post from today is pretty fitting, seeing as tonight’s class is Stamp Carving 101! Check it out: http://balzerdesigns.typepad.com/balzer_designs/2014/10/art-journal-every-day-new-days-of-the-week-stamps.html

And guess what else… We have Julie’s book!!!

julie book

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Buzz – October 16

October 16th, 2014

Click HERE to read the latest issue of Bizzy B’s Buzz!

Find out about Julie’s classes, Limor’s video, and more!


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Limor Video

October 16th, 2014

Here’s a great video that Limor Webber made just for Bizzy B’s!

http://youtu.be/Og5j0mQt9hw

It showcases her classes at Bizzy B’s which take place November 7, 8, and 9, 2014. Sign up now by calling 416-203-0433. Full details about each class can be found on our website calendar for November HERE.


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Poster

October 15th, 2014

Thanks to Carlein for the photo :-)

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Birgit’s Visit

October 10th, 2014

It was wonderful having Birgit Koopsen here a few weeks ago to teach a weekend full of classes! Students had a fantastic time and it sounds like Birgit had a great trip, too! Check out her blog post about Bizzy B’s http://birgitkoopsen.typepad.com/my_weblog/2014/10/my-trip-to-toronto-teaching-at-bizzy-bs.html


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Buzz – October 9

October 9th, 2014

Join us this Saturday, October 11 for the Stamp & Die Of The Month Demo! This is a free event, but please call 416-203-0433 to let us know you are coming. See you then!

We will be closed on Monday, October 13. Happy Thanksgiving :-)

Read our newsletter for more buzz http://eepurl.com/5nG2X


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Buzz – October 3

October 3rd, 2014

Limor Webber classes and more! Check out our latest Buzz! http://eepurl.com/4T_VT



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SOTM and DOTM

October 1st, 2014

The October 2014 Stamp & Die Of The Month have been revealed! Click HERE to see what they are and be sure to join us on October 11 for the FREE demo!


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Buzz – September 26

September 26th, 2014

We are taking orders for Carabelle Studios stamps and stencils! Birgit Koopsen has a BRAND NEW line of stamps with Carabelle Studios and our students got to use them during her classes. The stamps have just been released for sale and we’ll be placing an order soon. Check out our newsletter for the link to see all the stamps and stencils at Carabelle, then email us with your list. Click HERE.

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Birgit Koopsen weekend

September 19th, 2014

Last call for Birgit Koopsen classes! Birgit has made a few more spots available, so there is still time to sign up, but you must call us right away at 416-203-0433. Click HERE to read today’s announcement and newsletter.

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Posca is here!

September 17th, 2014

Posca paint markers are here! If you need any pulled for you for Birgit’s Saturday class, please email us or give us a call at 416-203-0433.

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Buzz September 11 2014

September 11th, 2014

Be the first to use Birgit Koopsen’s BRAND NEW stamps!!! Click HERE to read our latest newsletter.

birgit stamps


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New goodies

September 11th, 2014

We’ve got lots of new goodies in store for Halloween and Back-To-School! Come to Bizzy B’s and stock up!

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SNAPD

September 2nd, 2014

Bizzy B’s has been “SNAP!” Check it out here http://snapd.at/een9xj



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SOTM

September 2nd, 2014

The September stamp & die of the month have been revealed! Have a look by clicking HERE!



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Off The Wall

August 30th, 2014

50% discount!

Off The Wall sale starts now! Come in any time today to shop and save!

We will also be continuing the sale on Sunday, August 31st!!! Wow!!! 2 days to SAVE BIG!

Also, a reminder, we will be closed on Monday, September 1st for Labour Day. The Stamp & Die Of The Month will be posted on September 2nd.

Here’s a peek at the items in the Off The Wall sale:

Off the wall Aug 1

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off the wall aug 3

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August 29 Buzz

August 29th, 2014

Click HERE to read the latest Bizzy B’s Buzz :-P


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August Off The Wall

August 23rd, 2014

Don’t forget to also mark your calendars for the last Saturday of August (the 30th) when we have our monthly Off The Wall day! If you’ve been to one before, you know there are AMAZING buys to be had! If you haven’t been here for Off The Wall, you are missing out! Plan a trip to Bizzy B’s next Saturday!

Here’s a peek at some goodies that have fallen Off The Wall and into our basket:

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Back To School Crop!

August 22nd, 2014

Just announced! Bizzy B’s Back To School All-Day Crop!
Saturday, September 6, 2014
10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Call now to sign up at 416-203-0433
We recently heard some ads saying it’s the most wonderful time of the year: back to school! We think it’s a wonderful time for a crop! Kids are back in school, programs are resuming, and it’s the perfect time to get back in the swing of things with your papercrafting.
Join us for a full day of scrapbooking, rubber stamping, card making, or any other papercrafting pleasure. Your crop fee includes lunch, supper, snacks, beverages, goodie bag, and more! Can’t make it for the full day? No problem! We have half-day options, as well. Come for lunch or supper!
Crop fee: $40.00
Half crop: $25.00

Just announced! Bizzy B’s Back To School All-Day Crop!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Call now to sign up at 416-203-0433

We recently heard some ads saying it’s the most wonderful time of the year: back to school! We think it’s a wonderful time for a crop! Kids are back in school, programs are resuming, and it’s the perfect time to get back in the swing of things with your papercrafting.

Join us for a full day of scrapbooking, rubber stamping, card making, or any other papercrafting pleasure. Your crop fee includes lunch, supper, snacks, beverages, goodie bag, and more! Can’t make it for the full day? No problem! We have half-day options, as well. Come for lunch or supper!

Crop fee: $40.00

Half crop: $25.00


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Birgit Koopsen’s Sunday Class

August 19th, 2014

*NEWLY ANNOUNCED!*
The class for Sunday has been changed! This is the new class!
Embossing & Beyond
Sunday, September 21, 2014
12:30-5:30 PM
Special guest instructor: Birgit Koopsen
In this class you will create a little mini book filled with a variety of embossing techniques and more.
We will do layered embossing, multicolour embossing, embossing with stencils, a combination of dry and hot embossing and resist embossing. Besides that you will learn how to use transfer foil to add beautiful shine and color to your projects. With a different technique on every page you will learn to bring embossing to a higher level!
Class fee: $75.00
Call now to reserve your space: 416-203-0433
Please note: All of Birgit’s class registrations must be pre-paid and there are no refunds. In the event that you need to cancel and we can find someone to take your place, a refund less a $10 administration fee applies. Should you wish to give your spot to another person and settle payment with them on your own, you may do so without fee, but must inform us of the name change for the spot.

embossing and beyond

*NEWLY ANNOUNCED!*

The class for Sunday has been changed! This is the new class!

Embossing & Beyond

Sunday, September 21, 2014

12:30-5:30 PM

Special guest instructor: Birgit Koopsen

In this class you will create a little mini book filled with a variety of embossing techniques and more.

We will do layered embossing, multicolour embossing, embossing with stencils, a combination of dry and hot embossing and resist embossing. Besides that you will learn how to use transfer foil to add beautiful shine and color to your projects. With a different technique on every page you will learn to bring embossing to a higher level!

Class fee: $75.00

Call now to reserve your space: 416-203-0433

Please note: All of Birgit’s class registrations must be pre-paid and there are no refunds. In the event that you need to cancel and we can find someone to take your place, a refund less a $10 administration fee applies. Should you wish to give your spot to another person and settle payment with them on your own, you may do so without fee, but must inform us of the name change for the spot.

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Buzz August 6 2014

August 6th, 2014

Please click HERE to read the latest issue of Bizzy B’s Buzz :-)



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August SOTM & DOTM

August 1st, 2014

Our new Stamp Of The Month and Die Of The Month for August have been revealed! Check them out HERE.



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July 26

July 25th, 2014

Hope you’re ready for this!!! 50% Off The Wall savings tomorrow!!! See you bright and early at 10 AM for the best selection! We’re also looking forward to our Christmas In July crop. It’s going to be a bizzy day!


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August 4 Hours

July 24th, 2014

We will be open on Monday, August 4, Simcoe Day, for special hours 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.


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Buzz – July 23

July 23rd, 2014

Click HERE for the latest issue of our newsletter.


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Buzz July 17 2014

July 17th, 2014

We’re always bizzy, bizzy, bizzy at The Hive!

Things are falling OFF THE WALL again! They’re getting ready for the last Saturday of the month! It’s going to be quite the bizzy day, with our Off The Wall sale AND the Christmas In July Crop! Mark your calendars!

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We’ve also been bizzy stocking our shelves with exciting goodies!

Click HERE to read our latest newsletter for more!




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Julie Fei-Fan Balzer update

July 11th, 2014

BIG NEWS!

We have CHANGED the dates for Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s class weekend!

More details are coming soon, but we wanted to give you a quick heads-up about the date change and classes so you can mark your calendars!

Julie’s classes will now be held October 17 through 19. Please reply to this email to get your name on the class interest list, if you haven’t already done so!

Here’s Julie’s class list:

Friday night – Stamp Carving 101



Whether you’ve never carved a stamp before, or simply want to improve your skills, this class is for you! I’ll show you just how easy it is to carve exactly what you want, with great results, in no time at all. You will leave class with a collection of totally unique stamps carved by you!

Saturday – Art Journal Playground

Come and spend the day creating in your art journal. We’ll create colourful backgrounds, do some fancy lettering, explore pattern, and work on bringing a page together to make it sing! Whether you’re a beginning art journaler or a seasoned veteran, there will be plenty of techniques and ideas to explore in a relaxed and playful environment.

Sunday – Gelli + Deli



Gelli Printing is completely addictive. It’s an easy kind of monoprinting done on a commercial gelatin plate. Once you make one, you won’t be able to stop! In the first half of class we’ll be making lots and lots of prints and exploring just what the Gelli Plate can do. In the second half of class we’ll work on creating intentional prints – think of them as collages of layers of paint — as well as some ideas for what to do with all of those fabulous prints from the first half of the class.

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