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.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Speaking of Cuttlebug....

Look at these fun new dies from Cuttlebug by Provo Craft. There are many more new dies that have arrived but you'll just have to stop by the store to see which ones we got in. I'll give you a hint: they are cute as a BUG! Seriously, we have some of the cutest kids dies for the CuttleKid die cutter...penguins, ducks, dogs, cats, and the most adorable zebra ever! The greatest thing about these CuttleKids dies is that they work in the CuttleBUG too. My son loves to play with my CuttleBug die cutter and has used it for school projects. There are many projects displayed in the store using the CuttleBug dies. You'll have to stop by and see how much fun we have been having with that adorable little machine!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Make and Take Fridays

So, did you make it to the store for today's MAKE & TAKE? During the Make & Takes you get to try out different tools, techniques and products. And the bonus is, you get to take your little project home with you. Our next Make & Take is September 29th. We will be demonstrating the CUTTLEBUG die cutter and creating a card with it. Don't forget to mark your calendars for that one.

New products have arrived in the store. Inque Boutique has arrived and a new shipment of Cuttlebug dies have also arrived, along with the CuttleKids die cutter. The Cuttlekids cutter is a smaller die cutter made with kid users in mind. It's so cute, you just gotta' have one!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Winter is here!

No not really! We just crafted some cool die cuts with our PAZZLES die cutting machine. Need this cut in shades of green? We can do that! Need it in shades of grey? We can do that too. Any of the die cuts we do in-store with our PAZZLES can be crafted in any color you want and usually while you wait. The only additional cost to the original die cut is the cost of the paper you pick out. And don't forget we can make truly custom titles for your scrapbook pages. Stop in and ask us to make some magic for you.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Card kits

Can't find the time to create a handmade card for a special occasion? Know someone on your gift list who's a card maker or would like to be? Card kits are great for quick cards or as gifts. We have several kits available for purchase at the store and are always creating new ones. Birthday card kits are our most popular, because, who doesn't have a birthday?? Stop in today to see what else we have been creating.