Sunday, December 23, 2007


It's the LAST DAY to pick up any last minute gift certificates for gift giving. The store will be closed Monday and Tuesday for Christmas.

Don't forget about our deal on the ITALIAN CHARMS...they are still BUY 2 GET 2 FREE....a great deal and a wonderful gift idea for those who collect the charms.

Have a happy weekend.

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Rub-ons in all shapes and sizes and colors. You just have to love a great rub-on embellishment on your cards or scrapbook pages. They add the perfect touch to the edge of a photo, a simple or elaborate border to a scrapbook page or card, and beautiful flowers and journaling blocks. Check out the fun designs we have from Basic Grey, Crate Paper, Scenic Route, Chatterbox and many more.
Looking for a night out to do some scrapping after the holidays? We have dates available for our Scrap 'til Midnights so you can start right in on your Holiday pages or thank you cards. OR maybe you just want a chance to get together with friends and family while they are home visiting. Give us a call at the store to sign up to work in the store classroom during business hours. It's FREE and available to you anytime we don't have a class or other event going on in the room.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Board Books

Love the look of those board books? Well, we've got them. You still have time to make a nice gift for someone special, or if they are a crafter themselves, give it as a gift that they can finish.

And don't forget through the month of December we have ITALIAN CHARMS on sale: BUY 2 GET 2 FREE (in stock only)

Monday, December 17, 2007

Only 7 more shopping days

until CHRISTMAS! Picture This will be closed Monday December 24 and Tuesday December 25th.

If you still need Christmas card ideas, we have lots of great ones in the store....come in and check it out.

There is still time to get a few last minute projects done too...calendars, mini-albums, album boxes, tins and much much more.

Friday, December 14, 2007

HERO Arts debut 2008

It's coming today and to celebrate the arrival of the newest stamps and goodies from HERO Arts we are having a special sale this weekend. We are offering all Hero Arts at 20% off on Sat Dec 15th thru Monday Dec 17th. Certainly a great reason to get out and shop.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

It's just so pretty

KI Memories has a gorgeous new line that's almost too pretty to cover with photos. A selection of KI Pop Culture is in the store. Beautiful cardstock weight lacey papers for your crafting. I can see a lot of possibilities with these!

Don't forget about our Scrap 'til Midnights. $9.00 includes snacks and a door prize. We have over 20 Sizzex fonts for you to use, a large room for getting together with a group of friends or just come by yourself and plenty of inspiration to get you motivated.

Remember to check our class schedule for the latest additions from our fabulous teachers.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Crafting for your home

Do you love the look of the quotes on a wall? Ever wondered how they do it? Removable Vinyl is the answer. We have the PROVO CRAFT removable vinyl sheets in stock now. These vinyl sheets are brown and measure 12"x24". Using a CRICUT or a computer die cutting machine you can create a quote or other words for your walls. How fun is that? I cut a big monogram for an odd little wall in the corner of my livingroom, my next project is a quote for the area above my computer desk.
Gift Certificates are still available for your Christmas list...make those hints to family and friends.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

ROXBURY is in the house

Funky shapes and great colors make up this Christmas collection of double sided papers from Scenic Route...another "just arrived" item on our never ending list of goodies that are coming to our door.
Don't forget to sign up for our great classes and Scrap 'til Midnights. Check our website or at the store for available classes and to sign up for some scraptime. Don't forget you can work in the classroom for free during business hours anytime we don't have a class or other event going the store to see about availability and to get your name on the list.

Sunday, December 9, 2007


Are you tired of shopping for Christmas gifts? Time to sit back and enjoy a little of the season. With all the cool papers, stamps and embellishments that have arrived in the last few days you can relax doing what you love to do....crafting. If you are a stamper or a scrapbooker or both, there are tons of little projects that you can do before the holidays as gifts or just for a little stress relief for yourself.

Don't forget to "stop and smell the paper roses" on your journey through the holiday season.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Just arrived....

Lots of things have just arrived and we have a nice assortment of them on out our "Just Arrived" table in the front of the store. You never know what you might find on that table, there is something different every time a new box arrives...and that happens a lot!

Some of our more recent arrivals are Inque Boutique stamps, the Maya Road shipment, the Reminisce Candy Christmas line and much'll just have to come in and see.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Italian CHARM

Italian Charms that is! Ever wanted to start a collection of those little charms? Need to add to the collection on your wrist? Need a gift for Christmas? Well now is the time to buy!
Italian Charms are buy 2 get 2 free (limited to in-stock only) through December. We have hundreds of choices. Get yours today before they are all gone.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

An altered state of mind...

MAYA ROAD has finally arrived with a shipment of cool alterable boxes and albums. Tab albums, flip albums, trinket boxes and albums in a box. OH, the possibilities.....a little piece of altered art there for the making. What can you do with it?
Remember we are still looking for our next store Design Team. Bring your projects to the store by January 25th 2008 so we can see your awesome work and consider you for the team. Further details are available in the store. Team announcement by February 1st.

Friday, November 30, 2007

REMINISCEing about Christmas?

We just got in this adorable line from REMINISCE. Lots of fun papers with great details....glitter, foil, swirls and fun shapes too. The big candy cane stickers are way too cool!

Come in and check out the other things we have gotten in the store for your Christmas's never too late to make something from the heart for those you love.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Are you ready for some pudding?


We just got another shipment of the delicious FIGGY PUDDING line from Basic Grey in today. The first shipment didn't last long and neither will this one.

Don't forget about Gift Certificates for those crafters in your life. It's always the right size, color and you can get them in any amount.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Christmas Cards

Are you done making them yet? Still need ideas? The store is filled with tons of gorgeous papers, stamps and embellishments to turn your card into a keepsake to be cherished.

Here are a few examples to get you started! Of course, we have many more samples and great ideas in the store.

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Hope your holiday is full of food and family.

Don't forget to save room for shopping tomorrow morning at 8am! Our doors will be opening early so you can shop til you drop.

first 50 customers get a special sticker set
PLUS from
8-9am 20% your entire merchandise purchase
9-10am 15% off you entire merchandise purchase
10-5pm 10% off your entire merchandise purchase

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Shopping, shopping and more shopping

Did you get some crafting done this weekend while the men were out hunting....or were you all out hunting for Christmas gifts? Of course, all the best sales start this Friday! Don't forget that we will be having some specials going on for you to check out too.

Still working on those Christmas cards ideas? There are tons of great card samples displayed around the store plus we have several great magaines and idea books available for purchase.
The new line from Basic Grey is flying off the shelves. Figgy Pudding is a hit!
Happy Shopping

Friday, November 16, 2007

New Stuff

Scenic Route has arrived along with lots of other papers, stamps and embellies....just in time for the Deer Hunting weekend. We've got papers from the LAUREL, ASHVILLE, and METROPOLIS lines. Gorgeous double sided papers and chipboard.

We also got in a shipment of the Inque Boutique stamps yesterday....yummy is all I can say. You have to see them.

Come in and check out all the other goodies that have arrived this week.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

After THANKSGIVING shopping revisited

As you may remember I mentioned in last Friday's BLOG entry that we were going to have an early opening on Friday November 23rd. It's true! We will open at 8am with the first 50 customers through the door getting a set of stickers!

And that's not all!

from 8-9 am you will get 20% off your merchandise purchase
from 9-10am you will get 15% off your merchandise purchase
and from 10-5pm you will get 10% off your merchandise purchase

So if you're out and about on Friday morning, stop by the store and get yourself stocked up for those long winter months...get a gift certificate for a scrapper in the family.....check out our Italian Charm selection...or just come in to see all the cool stuff we just got in.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Fun little stamps

How cute are these little acrylic stamps from Daisy Bucket? Well, they are super cute of course! We have lots of different designs and monogram letters to choose from. These would be great as cardmaking stamps and would also make awesome backgrounds for larger page layouts. Give 'em a try...they are like potato can't stop at one.

Friday, November 9, 2007

After THANKSGIVING shopping


Are you going to be out and about catching all those great sales? We will be opening our doors early that day...8 stop by and see what we have in store for you. More details to come.....stay tuned

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Lantow Photography is coming back

Don't you just love those vintage hand painted photos? Ever wanted to get your kids (or yourself) in and sit for an old-fashioned photo? Well here is your chance. Lantow Photography is coming back on December 1st and 2nd. Sign up in the store for your sitting appointment. More details are in the store.

Don't miss your chance at this unique photo opportunity.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Don't forget!!

We are still looking for new members for our Customer Design Team. You have until January 25th, 2008 to get us your best two scrapbook pages and a card or altered item. So get your thinking caps on and don't stress over the holidays, you have plenty of time to craft before the deadline.

Some quick details:

You would be on our team from February 1, 2008 to July 31, 2008. Each month we need two scrapbook pages from you or a page and a card or altered item. Did I mention there is a discount? Need more info? Stop in the store and pick up the full detail sheet.

While you're there, don't forget to check out the new stuff we just got in!!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Page kits and premade pages

Page kits galore at the store! Don't have time to craft a page, but you really want to get those precious photos in your album? Check out our page kits. Plenty of different themes available all the time. Just a little assembly and you've got your page done. Have even less time? Check out our premade pages where you can just put the photos down and you are done.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

CUTTLEKIDS have arrived

We got our latest shipment of the CUTTLEKIDS dies in. Some new ones and a restock of all the ones that sold out so fast too! I have to say...those are going fast again!

We have several CUTTLEKID machines and many of the CUTTLEBUG machines in stock as well. These would make great Christmas gifts!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

New Stamps from Endless Creations

We just got in a shipment of new stamps from a new stamp company out of Green Bay Wisconsin. Endless Creations has some wonderful stamp designs and some cute sayings. Get your imagination jumpstarted. Of course, we have many designs and stamp companies to choose from for your next card or project. We have Cat's Pajama's, HERO ARTS, Judith, See D's, Inque Boutique, Daisy Bucket, Daisy D's, and many more.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Class and fun!

Look at all the fun we have been having with our CUTTLEBUG's. We have several classes coming up with the Holiday's and our CUTTLBEUG's in mind.

On November 27th we have a "Crazy Cuttlebug Card" class. Make 3 cards using the CUTTLEBUG cuts and embosssing folders. One card is a slider. $8 Annette

November 29th is another CUTTLEBUG card class with a glitzy holiday theme. See how awesome the embossing is in mirror cardstock. (pictured above) 3 Holiday Refelections Cards $8 Dawn

On December 4th Lacey is making "Snow Special" cards that are SNOW CUTE! $8

Other classes happening at the store:

November 5: ATC/Photo holder class....$8 Dawn 6-7pm
November 6: 3 HERO ARTS Holiday cards....$8 Barb E 6-7:30pm
November 13: Trinket Box....sign-up deadline Nov. 10th...Melissa 6-7:30pm
December 18th: 3 All-Occasion cards...$8 Lacey 6-7:30pm

DON'T FORGET that tomorrow November 3rd is our big SALE-A-BRATION SALE to celebrate our 1st year under new ownership. If you haven't been to the store in a while, come see what changes have been made, if you have, come celebrate with Leann and the staff. Refreshments, specials and sales will going on all day(10-5pm). Plus there is a tag making class going on in the classroom from 10:30 to 1:30....the 12 Tags of Christmas.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Thinking "inside" the box

Look at these. A pretty little album in an alterable box...perfect for gift giving. The small size and the included stickers and embellies makes creating a quick gift a breeze and the wood box is just the icing on the cake.

We have many other albums in stock as well. Several sizes and styles for you to choose from.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

More new things to try

We have a shipment of fun new things to alter and create with from Urban Lily and 7 Gypsies. New albums and board books and cool new slider cards. We also have many new tins and other alterable chipboard items for a unique crafting project. These would make awesome Christmas gifts.

Only 55 days until CHRISTMAS!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Pretty ribbon in a row....

These gorgeous PAPER ribbons are from Daisy Bucket. Imagine the possibilities of paper ribbons on your next project. Twisting, tearing, folding, many things you can do with these pretty ribbons. Of course, we have tons of pretty ribbons to choose from in your traditional sheers, grosgrain and satin styles. Stop in and see what I'm talking about.

Monday, October 29, 2007

More fun

How much fun can you have with all these great wooden die cuts from Provo Craft? LOTS! Bright colors and fun shapes to get your creative jucies flowing. They work beautifully on your pages and as magnets for your fridge or office walls. I am sure you can come up with some fabulous projects these will look great on. I think they would look great added to the ALTERABLE tins I mentioned a few posts ago. I used the APPLE cut to create a mini-book which is a class I am teaching on Thursday, November 1st.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Daisy D's Rub-on transfer tapes

Here's a close-up of the cute and cool Daisy D's transfer tapes. Fun and easy to use and they add just the right finishing touch to your project. A black and a white set are included in each package so you don't even have to choose which color to get! Get them now while they are in stock....because once they are gone...they're gone.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

It's a DAISY D Christmas

Look at how pretty these papers and tags are from Daisy D's. Just in time for your holiday cardmaking. We also have the rub-on transfer tapes from Daisy D's. We loved using these at the trade show this summer in Chicago. Gorgeous papers and fun accessories, what more could you ask for??
Plenty of other Christmas papers have come in from several companies....Remenisce, Cloud 9 and Heidi Grace just to name a few.
And stop in to see what classes have been added to the calendar. There are several card making classes with the holidays as a theme. Reserve your seat now.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

New things to ALTER!

Looking for something new to cover with paper and ribbon and love? We just got in a shipment of "Art Blanche" alterable tins. Lots of differnt sizes and cool new designs to play with. Lunch boxes, band-aid tins, mint tins, and much more. With Christmas coming fast you can get a head start on a great gift project. Get them while they are in stock.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Want to be on our Design Team?

We are starting our search for the next Picture This Customer Design Team.

Do you like to work with different products? Do you like a challenge? All we need from you is two layouts and one card or altered project that showcase your creative talents. Tenure for this team will be from February to July 2008. The projects you turn in for your application will be your first assignment. Deadline for consideration for our team is January 25th. We will announce the team on January 31st.

Projects must be made with current product that is available for purchase at Picture This.

What's in it for you? A 20% discount during your tenure as a Design Team member. Each month you will be given either a $10 store credit to work with or product to play with. For example: if you get a $2 set of stickers, you will get $8 in store credit. Each month we want two layouts or one layout and two cards or an altered project. We always want at least two projects with one being a layout. Your projects will be displayed on our Design Team board for one month and then it will be displayed in its appropriate spot in the store for two months (or until the product in project is gone). You get all your projects back.

More details will be coming in the future. If you have any questions feel free to ask at the store or leave a message here at the blog.

So get your crafting hats on, you have plenty of time to think about your submission projects.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Queen & Co FELT

We have gotten the new Queen & Co self-adhesive felt in the store! The hottest thing at the CHA Summer show has finally arrived. We have several styles and colors. We have them in bulk rolls and in packages with 1 yard segments. So much fun to play with!

We are getting new product in almost every day. Come in today and see what else we have received this week.

Don't forget about the 1 year Anniversary SALE-A-BRATION on November 3rd.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Product Review

Queen & Co felt is wonderful. The new release of the Queen & Co felts have arrived in the store and they are gorgeous and so easy to work with. You can't beat a self-adhesive backing! You can cut them apart and use them or leave the ribbon whole for a great border or edge. Stop in to see which designs we still have in stock. We also have the Queen & Co clear stamps on their way too.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Picture This news

Lots of things going on at the store

Classes coming up:

November 1st: 6-8pm: School Days Mini Album: a great album for kids school days photos or a place to keep all their friends exchange photos. $12 Dawn

November 5th: 6-7pm: ATC/Holder Photo ablum: Make an accordian stlye album out of one sheet of cardstock to hold wallet size photos or for your ATC art. $8 Dawn

November 6th: 6-7:30pm: HERO ARTS cards: create three cards using HERO ARTS stamps. $8 Barb E

November 13th: 6-7:30pm: Trinket Box: Craft a cute box to keep jewelery or other treasures in the removable tray chest. DEADLINE for sign-up on this is NOVEMBER 10th. Melissa

November 27th: 6-7:30pm: Crazy Cuttlebug Cards: Create three fun cards using the fabulous CUTTLEBUG die cutter. $8 Annette

Classes are being added all the time, so check the store board for the lastest class.

Other things: The FALL THRIFT sale was cancelled due to lack of interest...the SPRING sale will be going as usual (date to be determined ).

And don't forget: 1st Year Anniversary SALEABRATION from 10-5 on Saturday November 3rd. We are going to have door prizes, refreshments and specials. You don't want to miss this!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Widows weekend?

Deer hunting is coming and we all know what that means....Deer Hunting Widows will be needing something to do. For those of us lucky enough to have kids old enough to hunt or a babysitter willing to watch the kids, we can hang out at the store for the All Day Deer Hunters Widow crop! Register now for a seat on Saturday, November 17th from 10-5 for the crop. Cost is $10, lunch is included and there will be hourly door prizes for the registered croppers. BETTER YET, sign up for the Scrap-'til-midnight on November 16th and you can keep your things in the room so you can pick up right where you left off. Cost for the Friday night crop is $9 and includes a snack and a prize drawing.

You must register in advance for either event to hold your seat. Cancellation policy is the same, no refunds unless you cancel 48 hours in advance. Please check in at the desk before heading to the workroom so we can register your for the prizes.

Give us a call, seating is limited.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Classes this week

We have two clases going on this week and a scrap-'til-midnight. Check out our Store website for details on the Tuesday and Thrusday night classes or give us a call to sign up for the Scrap-'til-Midnight.

More product has arrived at the store. We have got the QUEEN & CO felt ribbons in, and they are so nice! You have to see them to really know what I am talking about. Have you been in and seen the URBAN LILY papers and alterable books and other items? More fun stuff to check out.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Product Review

This just in. If you have been waiting for this book to arrive in's here.
Many of the new idea books have come into the store in the last few days. Come check out what we've got, and don't forget about signing up for the new classes that have been posted or for our Scrap 'til Midnights.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

ATC/Photo Holder Class

Are you into the ATC's or do you just need a nice place to hold wallet sized photos? There will be a class on November 5th from 6-7pm to teach you how to make this ATC/Photo holder. Cost of the class is $8.00. You will learn how to make the inside of this book using just one piece of 12X12 cardstock. There also will be a couple different paper choices for the outside covers.
Come in and see the in-store display filled with ATC's. This would make a great "Grandma's Brag book" for that special person on your Christmas list.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Mini-Book class

On November 1st we will have a mini-book class available featuring the wood die cut Apple from Provo Craft. Cost of the class will be $12 and run from 6-8pm. The mini-book would be perfect for your childs exchange size school photos, photos of their friends or even a great gift for a teacher. The book is around 4X4 inches. The photos show only a few of the pages that you will be completing in the class. Come into the store to check out the completed sample and see what other great classes we have coming up.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Halloween page kit

Have you got some photos from last years Halloween bash still sitting in boxes or envelopes? It's time to get them onto a page and into your albums because the next Halloween is just around the corner. We just created a cute Halloween page kit with some of the Reminisce and Pebbles papers stickers. Don't forget to check out our other page kits, there are many themes to choose from.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

We will have a new Card Kit hitting the floor today. So if you need to have a few Wedding/Anniversary cards on hand this is your kit. I worked with the Reminisce "Wedded Bliss" line. Reminisce has gorgeous metallic cardstocks and text weight papers. The fun dies and embossing folders are from what else....Cuttlebug!! The hearts, flowers, rings, swishes, swirls and squares are all Cuttlebug dies and embossing folders we have available in the store. They add such a beautiful touch and it is so simple to use.
The kit includes some sentiments that you can use on any of the cards. Because I used the same line of papers you could mix and match the designs on all of them and create a totally different look. Come in and check it out.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Classes this week

Today we have a Christmas Card class scheduled with Julie and Thursday a class with Barb called "Flower Frenzy" is also scheduled.

And, don't froget....this Friday we have a Scrap-til-midnight....scrappin' time away from home from 6-midnight, browsing the store without the kids in tow, snacks and a prize....all for $9......sounds good to me!!

Sign up today by calling the store or if that date doesn't work for you get info on future dates of our STM's.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Page kits

Page kits page kits page kits!
The staff has just finished up two "birthday" themed page kits that are in the store now. Check out our other page kits, we have many themes available.

Thursday night we had a super fun time with our Cuttlebug DEMO, did you come in and check it out? Today we also had a Make & Take along with a demonstration of the Cuttlebug die cutter. Next week we are expecting a nice big shipment of cool new Cuttlebug dies and more machines. You'll have to stop by and see.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Cuttlebug again

Do I talk about the CUTTLEBUG a lot? Well, I LOVE that little machine. But seriously, we are having a DEMO Thursday afternoon from 4-6 and we will be offering the machine at a special price just so you too can experience the fun of having a CUTTLEBUG of your very own.

If you can't make it in for the DEMO tomorrow, stop by from 11-2 on Friday September 28th because I will be DEMOing the CUTTLEBUG again and we will be including a make-n-take so you can see for yourself what kinds of stuff can be done with the CUTTLEBUG. And you can still pick up a CUTTLEBUG of your own for that special price on Friday too!

Hope to see you at the store!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Need room to scrap?

Don't have room to spread out at home or just want to get together with some scrappin' pals? Our backroom is available to use anytime we don't have a class going on. Give us a call at (715)830-9555 to see if we have a specific date open for the classroom and get yourself signed up. All we need is a phone humber to contact you (in case there is a change in the schedule) and a count of how many of you will be coming with for the day. The classroom is FREE to use and we have many tools available for your use in the classroom, including our SIZZIX, SIDEKICK and BIG SHOT die cutters, along with over 20 alphabets.

So next time you need a break, give us a call, the day before is need to schedule weeks in advance (or you can do that too!)....and get yourself on our calendar. Happy scrappin'

Sunday, September 23, 2007

THURSDAY and FRIDAY this week!!

This Friday we are going to have a DEMO of the CUTTLEBUG die cutter with a Make & Take thrown in just for fun. Come see the CUTTLEBUG in action and then create this pre-holiday card. You can see just how easy it is to emboss a piece of paper and make fun cuts with this tool. Join me from 11-2 on Friday, September 28th at Picture This.
On Thursday, September 27th a representative from Provo Craft will also be on hand doing a demo on the CUTTLEBUG from 4-6pm. So we will have two great days of fun with the CUTTLEBUG, and you know how much I love that little bug of mine...!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Product Review

Punches are a versatile tool for cardmaking, scrapbooking and paper crafting. Punches are also economical because once you own a punch you can use it to make your shape or design in tons of different colors to match your project.
Think out side the box: Just because you bought a circle punch doesn't mean you will only make circles. You can cut them in half and quarters or use the circle as a background for other punched shapes. A leaf can be used for Fall projects or, with the right papers, a wedding card. You just have to play, and isn't that the fun part of crafting, playing with all our tools??
So, dig out your punches today and get creative, or come in and check out the fun new designs we have gotten in. We got some cool bracket and keyhole shapes yesterday, how fun does that sound.....but they are going fast, we sold two of the brackets as soon as they hit the floor!
Have a creative day

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Stamps Stamps Stamps

See D's stamps have arrived along with the Inque Boutique. There are some really cool designs on these that you just have to see.

We also got these cute little stamps from See D's. They are only $1.15 per stamp, which is an awesome bargain. They measure 3X3 and have 1 to 12 images on each of the cards depending on the design. We have a Holiday set and an Everyday set. See D's stamps are all a colored rubber stamp with the image on the back so when you place it on your clear acrylic block you can see the image for placement. I have already bought some and made a Christmas card. They are easy to use and have a crisp image transfer.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Project TIme

Are you looking for a project to do? Here's a pretty little something you can do for Christmas or Fall this year, as a gift or just for you! This wreath is made with a foam floral wreath base, 2 yards of ribbon, 8 sheets of double sided patterned paper from Daisy Bucket, 168 straight pins, 336 punched flowers, 64 crystal gems and a battery operated candle.

I used a couple sizes of hand punches to punch out the flowers. I used 5 sheets of the paper to make the flowers and 3 sheets were used to cover the wreath base, but you could use paint or maybe moss to cover the base. Those fabulous Daisy Bucket papers have a really nice texture to it that makes it easy to mold the petals of the flowers before placing them on the base. It took me about 7 hours to do all the punching and pinning of the flowers and then placing the gems on the wreath.

You can get the paper, ribbon and gems at Picture This.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Cuttle Kid

How cute is this. I know, I go on and on about the CuttleBug, but this is one tool I am just wishing I had been able to buy a long time ago. This little bug is designed with kids in mind, but us adults know how much fun kids stuff can I right?

We have more CuttleBug and CuttleKid dies on the way....the new designs are going fast. The cute animals are just too adorable to pass up! You could say...I went "quackers" over the Quinton the Duck die.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Wanna be a FISK-A-TEER??

Way back in July, at CHA, Stephenie H from FISKARS asked if I was or wanted to be a "Fisk-a-teer". I said "no I wasn't, but I'd love to be!" and figured it would just involve getting an invitation to their blog and see previews for new product and maybe a few more perks. Well, yesterday this little gem arrived in my mailbox. A pretty green and yellow handled pair of Fiskars scissors with my Fisk-a-teer number engraved on it. Packaged in a nice box lined with orange paper shreds and a cute little burlap baggie. I don't know if you're a joiner, but this group has lots of fun online at their blog:
Send them an email and find out for yourself!
They have live chats with different designers and have an awesome gallery to get inspiration from. You might want to check it out.
Of course, at Picture This we have lots of Fiskar's products. The Heidi Grace line (new papers that are gorgeous), cutting tools and much more.