Saturday, March 31, 2012

Upcoming classes and MORE new product!!

Our latest newsletter is out with all of the new classes this quarter!  Yeay!  Check out what is going on THIS WEEK:

Silhouette - Outside the Online Store REVISITED
with Heather, Wednesday April 4th, 630-830pm
This is the hands-on class you've been waiting for!  Join Heather & bring your own artwork to utilize what you learned in the first "Outside the Online Store" class and put it into practice.
**Prerequisite:  "Silhouette 101 Studio" & "Outside the Online Store"**

Beginning Scrapbooking
with Susan, Thursday April 5th, 630-830pm
Just getting started into scrapbooking, or want to?  Join Susan to learn about cutting tools, paper, adhesives, albums & more!

We've got Simple Stories' new line of "Odds & Ends" products!   A "Mix & Match" album, all kinds of pockets, pages, journaling pages, "This and That" paper line and more!

Melissa Frances' dog and cat mini-albums, "Attic Treasures" and "c'est la VIE" 6x6 paper pads... all vintage lovely goodness!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tim Holtz Fragments!

Do you love Tim Holtz Fragments?  Never used them? 

Well, well, look what he did with them....

Not only will you have a very cool mirror, frame or chalkboard, but you will learn many cool techniques while creating your masterpiece.

Go to Tim's blog and learn how to make one of your own!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

More new product!

Packages are STILL coming in from the man in brown & FedEx!

Echo Park:

Love love LOVE the viewfinder wheels!

Three lines from Simple Stories:

My favorite?  The one that has the name tag that says:
My Name is

{I'm awesome}

Cute, right?!  Yeah, it makes me smile... :)  See?

And the newest PageMail should be hitting your inbox soon... it will have the latest newsletter with all of the upcoming classes for April-June!  And this week, we only have two spots each open for Vicki's Fresh Designs layout class & Mo's Silhouette 102 class... you'd better call & reserve your seat TODAY!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

New Tim Holtz Idea-ology is in da' house!

That's right, kids... we've got Tim's new trinkets, bobbs, & thingy-ma-jigs :)  Here are just a few:

Fabulousness!  And there are MORE not shown here.  Pop by while they're in stock, because you KNOW these will be flying off the shelves!

Crafting is Healthy!

(photo via Wikipedia)

Crafting promotes good health!
Here are eight key benefits of crafting:

       1. Sense of Accomplishment
       2. Relaxation
       3. Memory Keeping
       4. Health
       5. Economy/Value
       6. Recommended by Friends or Family
       7. Enables Spending Time with Others
       8. Interaction with Children

Improve your life with a craft today and Happy National Crafts Month!

*from the CHA blog

So, how healthy are you?!  :)
 Happy crafting!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Upcoming classes!!

We have the BEST instructors in town for all of your papercrafting & scrapping classes!  Call or come in today to reserve your spot for these classes:

Cricut 101 Advanced - Expression
with Ashley Fase, Thursday, March 22nd from 6:30-8:30pm:
This is an advanced, hands-on, limited-seating class, providing you with an in-depth overview of your Cricut Expression.  Advanced techniques include:  Centerpoint, AutoFill, Fit to Page, and many more!

Detailing Your Diecuts - 
"Flowers & Flourishes"
with Carolyn Gray, Sunday, March 25th from 1:30-4:00pm:
click to enlarge!
FANTASTIC florals & flourishes!  Can't you just picture these on your own page layouts?!  Let Carolyn show you how to make your die-cuts come alive!  Chalking, inking, and doodling add depth, dimension & artistry to your die-cuts... come on in and enjoy the fun :)

Copic Advanced - "Mermaids"
with Barb Foster, Monday, March 26th from 6:30-8:30pm:

 These are two of the three cards you'll create.  Sweet Pea Stamps have the most BEAUTIFUL mermaid images, and Barb will show you how to color these intricate beauties in a way that brings them to life!  (Copic Intermediate Certified Instructor)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Love ewe!

Many of you have seen this super-CUTE card around the store that Barb & Vicki made up:

Well, customer Barbara Conrad loved it so much that she made up about a dozen of these bad boys and sent them out for Valentine's Day!

Everyone she sent one to personally called/emailed her to thank her for the wonderful bit of handmade goodness they received :)  We LOVE this news!

We are here to inspire you to create for others and we love our job :)

Sunday, March 4, 2012


Our annual garage sale was a success once again!  The line to get in formed at 6:20am on Saturday... that crazy Kim P. was first!  Not that you can tell from this shot:
{waving} Hi, Kim!  Warming up in the car, were we?  :)

Here are a few more shots of the line outside...

And the line to get in wrapped around the corner!  Crazy!

And speaking of crazy, here are a few of the lucky employees that were here for the madness:
Carolyn, Jane, Deb & Susan... just waiting for the doors to open!

And speaking of madness, check this out:
 Me thinks the room was at capacity :)  You can't tell from these photos, but those tables were PACKED with deals!

And check out the lines to check out:
 But TOTALLY worth it.  So many fantastic finds!

A FUN day was had by ALL!  And we'll see you again in the Fall!