Thursday, July 31, 2008

Product product product

Boxes are building up behind the counter with all the new goodies arriving from the Show.

MOXXIE: the complete collections of all the new ones....(new SCHOOL and Cross Country papers are in this one.....if you have a running child like me.....)

IMAGINISCE: new papers

FISKARS: New papers from Cloud 9 and Heidi Grace

Yesterday was "WWW"...Wild Wacky Wednesday.... so, what was the deal of the day?... there was a basket of select items for $1, ITALIAN CHARMS were only 99c each, and every shopper got a coupon for a future purchase, plus......... yes there is more.........every shopper also received a FREE sheet of stickers.  You never know what we are going to do on "WWW", so don't miss the next one.... who knows what the next special might be.

Don't forget the BLOGAVESARY coupon good for AUGUST 5, 2008

We want to celebrate our first year of blogging with a deal for you....but, it's only good on TUESDAY August 5th....which is our anniversary.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Coloring... you love to color?

COPIC markers seem to be all the rage lately (at least on the blogs I read!!)...well, we have select COPIC markers in the store.

Want to learn more about those COPIC MARKERS....Marianne has a blog that gives great tips about the markers...just click HERE to get started.

I learned a few tips myself at the CHA Show in Chicago.... but I was distracted by some awesome paper at a booth next door and didn't get to finish my lesson........

hmmmm, I wonder what paper that might be.....
hope it comes soon, I hate waiting!!!

don't forget about the special coupon deal for our BLOGAVERSARY next week
check post below for link to the printable coupon


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Celebration time!

Can you believe it's been almost a YEAR since I started the store blog?

Next Tuesday (August 5) is the one year BLOGAVERSARY of the blog, 
so we are going to celebrate with a BLOG EXCLUSIVE coupon.....

VALID ONLY on TUESDAY August 5th, 2008

Thanks for coming to the blog and sharing your ideas (and wishes), reading about our classes, new product and other updates.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Ribbon delivery.....

The MAY ARTS order has arrived (it actually arrived last Friday) and it is just as gorgeous in person as it is in the photo.  You should see the green dot and the sheer flower ribbon.....

Sunday, July 27, 2008

it worked!!

Hurray for me!!!  I was beginning to think the computer didn't like the new COSMO CRICKET Sunshine line...but that is just silly....who doesn't love this bright and shiny line??

You still need to stop by the store to see how truly lovely it is...but I feel better knowing that I could get the computer to cooperate with know how that is!

Other new stuff.....did you see the new CUTTLEBUG embossing folders?  If you had your name down on the PRE-ORDER list you should have gotten a call if yours came in.  I know most of those people were waiting with baited breath (me included) for the newest goodies from the BUG!  I have made two cards already with my new toys. Be on the lookout for the next shipment....

Saturday, July 26, 2008

I'll have to go without I guess

Blogger isn't letting me load photos, so I guess I will have to move along with info's too bad too, because we have some awesome papers to show you...but that means you have to drop by the store to see them in person...and that is the best way to see them

New arrivals:

COSMO CRICKET: Sunshine.......(photo to come...hopefully)
MAY ARTS: the new ribbons have arrived...oh so yummy!

There are a few more new arrivals but I can't remember them all because we were so busy with our full house Scrap 'til Midnight last night, I didn't have time to admire all the new things.....but the 22 ladies in the workroom had a super fun time.  Check the website for the ext date if you want to join our fun.

I want to THANK TINA FREEMAN again for the awesome class...if you missed out on this we had a real treat with her.  She even left a comment about our store in the post below.  Thanks again Tina!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Prima Fun!

It was a long day, but I just had to share some photos from the PREMIERE PRIMA class with PRIMADONNA Tina! 
More class photos...everyone worked so hard on their project.
Everyone had a great time and walked away with a fabulous PRIMA prize.....acrylic stamps, Prima flowers, paper packs and chipboard are just a sample of the things Tina shared with the the project they worked on, which included "Say it with Crystals" gems, Prima Paintables paper, a full sheet of rub-ons, Prima Patterned paper, a white gel pen, the new Prima decorative tapes, and floral embellishments (of course!!)

Thank you TINA for hangin' out with us!

Tonight tonight

Woohoo, we are so excited to be bringing Tina Freeman in from Prima Marketing to teach a class.  She is one of their PRIMADONNA's and it should be a load of fun. 

Tomorrow is the deadline for consideration for the Design Team.  Get your projects in and become a part of the team.  

KAISER CRAFT papers, embellishments and albums were a WOW company for us at the show this year...this is a sample of what is coming...oh! the anticipation!!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Trying to keep up

There is so much going on at the store it is hard to keep you all informed.

Coming EVENTS:

7-24 Thursday night:  PRIMA PRIMADONNA class, learn with a designer, right here at the store!

7-25  Friday: Deadline for the DESIGN TEAM tryout projects

7-25  Friday night Scrap 'til midnight...all 22 seats are date: August 8th

7-29 Tuesday:  "Thinking of you" class 1-2:30 and 5:30-7 with Barb P

more classes listed on the website...

Just arrived:  
the REMINISCE order is stuff
Some of the new CUTTLEBUG embossers arrived too...are you on the preorder list?  The staff will give you a call if your name was on the list for the ones that have arrived.....we are SO EXCITED about these!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

How do you pick....

...what to post first??

We have some cuteness coming from MAY ARTS....this is just a tiny sample above....
HERO ARTS is on order...and Leann takes a moment with the HA designers to take a picture
DREAM STREET goodness is coming....
and OCTOBER AFTERNOON.....papers, mini albums and stamps OH MY!

Other goodness in our "INBOX"......

Glitz Designs
Little Yellow Bicycle...we had an awesome album class with them company with some GORGEOUS're gonna love these...
Kaiser Craft...yumminess galore!
Rusty Pickle...who doesn't love the PICKLE?
MOXXIE...because we've GOT
Sugar Tree are going to LOVE these new ones
and Core'dinations...the new CHOCOLATE line.....gotta have it!
and much much more....but you'll have to check the store and see what those little goodies are....or check out the blog for those "arrival announcements"

We can't wait of for THURSDAY night with our PRIMA PRIMADONNA "TINA FREEMAN" arriving to teach her paintables class.....we have more fun classes with designers in the do not want to miss out on these the store for reservations and info.

Monday, July 21, 2008

A rundown of our fun....

We took some great classes this weekend.  

          Where I Work AND Have Fun
Our teacher at the Me and My BIG IDEAS workshop....Suezi Gurzi....awesome teacher and we had a load of fun!
Trisha Ladoceur (A Prima PrimaDonna ) gets me ready for another album class.  We split up for one session so we could bring you all more great ideas!  Leann and Annette took an awesome HERO ARTS photos from that of course, because I was in the other!
I needed a little assistance from TIM during the Tim Holtz class....I have to pays to make a mess in class because Tim personally comes over to "help you out"......score!
Dawn, TIM and Leann...a little photo op after our technique class.
A sneak peak of some goodness arriving after the show.

OK, just a reminder

We have the AWESOME PRIMADONNA class with TINA FREEMAN coming up!  We still have some space in the classroom if you wish to join us for this class.  Learn some new things with the PRIMA PAINTABLES, win prizes during class and much more.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

the best of intentions....

....we tried so hard to get you daily updates and, of course, technology got in our way...

We have returned from our adventure in Chicago at the CHA Summer product show....lots of fun, laughs and great new product!!

In the next few days I will load some pictures from the show, but for now...I need to hit the's been a LONG weekend!

Saturday, July 19, 2008


Sorry we have been unable to update on a daily basis like we had planned but the internet in the room is not working and the CYBER CAFE was I am sneaking this one in while the show is "quiet"

We are having a GREAT TIME

We spent all of Thursday in classes with TIM HOLTZ, LANCE from the RUSTY PICKLE, HERO ARTS Designers, a PRIMA class and The LITTLE YELLOW BICYCLE..lots of great product and tons of fun!!! WE can't wait to show you.....unfortunately I can't load any of the photos we got until we get back or if our internet service begins to work.

So....for now...I will just give you the details of day one...

FRIDAY: WE walked 14,814 steps to find the latest and greatest stuff. LITTLE YELLOW BICYCLE, KAISER CRAFT and OCTOBER AFTERNOON. There are tons of companies here with cool stuff. SPELLBINDERS....the company that makes the NESTABILITIES has some AWESOME new pieces!!...and we can't wait for them to arrive!!!!

I so wish we could put photos up for you, but you'll just have to wait for Sunday/Monday after we return.

oh, and thanks ladies for leaving your "wish list" on the blog....we will check those out....some we already have!!!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

We're off! the show that is.....

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

We will be bringing you updates (and hopefully photos) from the show all week.  We have a TON of classes scheduled so we can bring you back the latest and greatest new techniques for scrapbooking, card making and other paper crafting projects.

If you have some suggestions for things to look for, leave a comment here at the blog and we will see if we can find it for you....we love SHOPPING!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


We had a TON of winners during our A*MUSE A*PALOOZA event this past week.  

Bonnie B was the winner of the Grand Prize drawing on Sunday.  Tons of cute things in an adorable bag from A*MUSE.

Check the website for more prize winners.

Monday, July 14, 2008

We still have room..... the PRIMA class coming up Thursday July 24th with TINA FREEMAN! 

Call today to get your spot reserved for this fun class.
Learn something new with a genuine PRIMA PRIMADONNA.

check out the NEW PRIMADONNA blog here

Sunday, July 13, 2008

OUR Blog Winner!

 Prizes for leaving a comment on the BLOG?

How cool is that??  Laura H won a nice package of  product worth $23 in our  blog comment contest.  Thanks to all who participated.

We are getting ready to head off to CHICAGO for CHA Summer...the product trade show.  We are hoping to keep you all updated on product purchases and new goodies coming to the store with daily updates right from the show, so look for those posts to come toward the end of the week.  The show starts on Friday and we have a ton of classes we are taking on Thursday...should be a TON of fun!!

LAST day.....

...of the A*MUSE A*PALOOZA event

Did you get in on the fun, the classes, the make & takes?

We had a great time.

Today we have the drawing for the big prize of the week from the event....are you entered to win?  You still have time today....we are open from 12-4pm on Sundays.

And, as a reminder.......the DESIGN TEAM tryout deadline is coming up fast.  Have your scrapbook page and a card (or altered item) to us at the store by July 25th to be considered for the team.  More details are in previous posts or at the store.

Friday, July 11, 2008

New stuff

These great scallop cards are perfect for "a little something  different" in your card making!
You can't get more fun than that.....

...or maybe you can.....

by using an A*MUSE stamp
on these fun shaped cards!

Thursday, July 10, 2008



I will collect the comments and pick a winner today.....and update THIS post after I get home from work today!! Good luck!

UPDATE:  I am doing a quick post between storms.......

Congrats to Laura.......send me an email at for more details on your prize.  

And thanks to everyone who took the time to comment on the blog.

Don't forget about all the fun going on at the store with the A*MUSE A*PALOOZA event this week.  Today was the scavenger hunt.....find all the items and you get 10% off your entire purchase (some exclusions apply) still have a couple hours to take advantage of this!!

A*MUSEing fun

We are still A*MUSEing you all day long at the store with fun Make & Takes and this little contest.....but you have to stop by the store to give us your guess....

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

SnEaK PeEk

Do you need incentive to come and see the new stamps from A*MUSE?  Well, this is all I can give just have to stop by the store to see them yourself :)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


You'd think a person would have to drive to the Cities, Madison or Chicago for a chance like this.  



Sign up now for a hands on lesson from a PRIMA Designer!  
TINA FREEMAN will be right here, in our store on Thursday July 24th at 6:30 pm.  Tina has been published in many scrapbook magazines and other paper crafting books.

Get  signed up today for $25.  Spots are limited, so only a prepaid reservation guarantees your seat.  Stop by the store or call (715) 830-9555.

We at Picture This are so excited to have Tina coming to teach.  We hope you take this opportunity to learn from one of the Prima PrimaDonnas.

Clear Art Stamps....

I mentioned these fabulous stamps in an earlier post, but didn't have a photo.....but now I do!  How fun are these?

THE A*MUSE A*PALOOZA event is still in full swing and I am STILL keeping the comments contest going....will you be the winner......what do you love about the blog, what do you REALLY want to know, let us know.....

Monday, July 7, 2008

More silliness

Everyone is having fun with the A*MUSING hat day!  I hope you wore your fun hat into the store.....there is still time if you haven't done it already!

If WE can do it, so can you! LOL

Don't forget about the rest of the weeks fun....


It all starts today!  Make & Takes, classes and new stamps!

So, to kick off the first day I am showing you my A*Musing Hat!  See, if I can wear one, so can you...and YOU could win a prize by wearing one to the store today!!, I just look lets see YOUR A*Musing hat.

Don't forget about making a comment on the blog for a chance at a prize...............

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Did you know......?????

....what we did last week for WACKY WEDNESDAY ?

We gave out DOUBLE punches on all purchases. 


You never know what we might do this WEDNESDAY
....and with the A*MUSE A*PALOOZA going on, 
there's no telling what is in store...
but you've got to be at the store to find out....

Keep posting....

...because the contest is still going on!

I posted a contest a few days ago....

all you have to do is leave us a comment on the blog to be entered to win a prize....couldn't be easier....but don't delay, because the contest can end at any time....

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Don't forget....

We have a week of FUN coming up starting on MONDAY 


We are one of only 3 stores in WISCONSIN to be a part of the event!  You get to be the first to see the newest A*MUSE 2008 Fall and Christmas line

FREE Make & Takes Monday-Friday from Noon to 2pm.

MONDAY: A*MUSEing Hat Day, wear an A*MUSEing hat into the store and receive a free gift.  We'll take photos and vote on the most A*MUSEing and the winner will win a prize!

TUESDAY: 10:30 -Noon, COFFEE, CARDS and CAKE class.  Complete 3 cards using the A*MUSE "Coffee Break Set".  Everything furnished so come in and sit down with some coffee and cake to create some fun coffee cards $8 with Barb P.

From 2-3:30 pm we have CHRISTMAS IN JULY Card Class
Cards with Barb E from 4-6pm

WEDNESDAY: 2-3:30pm Kid's Class
Cards with Barb E from 4-5pm

THURSDAY: SCAVENGER HUNT DAY: GEt a list when you arrive and find everything on the list for 10% off your entire purchase Thursday (no punches on Customer Appreciation Card for this)


SATURDAY: CARD CHALLENGE DAY, bring in YOUR best card using A*MUSE stamps.  We'll vote and the winner will receive a prize package.  REFRESHMENTS SERVED ALL DAY!

KIDS CAMP STATIONS: SUper Hero and Dino Cards 11am-noon and 1-2pm.  Come in anytime between those hours to create these fun projects.  There is a fee for these cards.


Don't miss out on the fun!!

Friday, July 4, 2008


Hope you are enjoying 
your long 
4th of JULY 

Thursday, July 3, 2008

New Product

We have some more new goodies for you to check out.

The Crafty Secrets line has arrived with great clear acrylic stamps and stickers to enjoy.

Speaking of enjoying... much do you enjoy the BLOG?  
Leave a comment at the blog, starting today, and you could win a prize.  
I will post the end of the contest in a few days and pick a winner.
 How fun is that?

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Have you signed up?

Tina Freeman, a PRIMA Primadonna,
 is coming to Eau Claire to teach a class 
and you'll only find her at PICTURE THIS.

July 24th, 2008
You will complete a two page spread 
using the PRIMA Paintables line 
and other fabulous Prima and Thermo-web products.

Tina loves to give away prizes, 
so there will be many giveaways during the class.

Sign up soon, space is limited.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Yes, we are EUPHORIC over the Basic Grey line!


A whole new line from BASIC GREY has arrived.
Pretty papers that will make your girlie pages pop.

We are constantly getting in new 
papers and embellishments, so don't forget to drop by 
and see what we got in today!