Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Walking around the store....

...yesterday I found these papers on the floor that must have come in on I day I didn't work!
That happens to me all the time....we get new stuff and if I am not there I miss it.  So I took a few photos of papers that caught my eye (there were more...but I restrained myself)...

Have a gamer in your house?  I do...two of them.  This paper will be perfect to highlight their obsession  with PS2!!  The Basic Grey Obscure line is also great for gamers, it looks so TECHNO.
And these fun papers are from the same line.....so cute for a day in the park page.

This weekend we have the CARD MARATHON for World Card Making Day.

From 10-3pm you will craft 15 cards for $20.  Sign up today, we still have room for you.  If you are experienced crafter it won't take you long to get them all done, but if you are new to it, you might want to head in early.  It will be set up with a card at each station and you can work at your own pace.  Call today to reserve your place.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Next on the agenda

Next up on our list of upcoming events is the 
event on Saturday October 4th.  

Join us for our 
15 cards for $20.
You will create from 10am to 3pm.  

Stations will be set up for each card and you can take your time creating.
If you are a regular stamper it won't take you as long, but new stampers might take a little longer, so plan to be there as early as possible so you get to finish them all.
Bring your own adhesives please.

All participants will be entered in a drawing and refreshments will be served.

and last, but not least....

Congratulations to 
on winning the 
drawing held on Saturday September 27th.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Scrappin for a Cause

ScrapPink was too much fun and so busy!  I had a hard time keeping up with the hourly door prizes for the ScrapPink Crop ladies!!  But they all ended up winning a nice PINK prize.  We were hopping all day and the only photo I got was this one at the end of the day....and you know I take LOTS and LOTS of photos!

We drew for our  big door prize and I will announce that after I give her a call.  Photo of that to come...I promise.

In other news:

We have the CUTTLEBUG STORAGE BINDER AND REFILLS ON SPECIAL again today.  If you have a CUTTLEGBUG and your embossing folders and die cuts plates are needing a home, this unit is awesome.  And you can't beat 30% off.  It's a continuation of the SCRAPPINK specials we had yesterday....did you miss out?

We will also be having the ALTERABLE TINS and  PAINT PAILS at 30% off today (Sunday Sept 28th).  Need a gift project for a birthday or maybe that other big holiday creeping around the corner?  A gift in a tin, or a beautifully decorated tin as the gift is wonderful to receive.  We have awesome examples through the store of what we did with our tins.  

Friday, September 26, 2008

More mini Albums!

I was just talking about these yesterday and then we received another GOODIE box from BASIC GREY.....with all kinds of goodness....
See anything you like?  I missed getting a photo of a set of ARROW stamps from Basic Grey...but you'll have to stop by and see them for yourself
Another arrival yesterday:

PROVO CRAFT:  could we possible get more CUTTLEBUG on the shelves?.....yes we can. 

Don't forget about our SCRAPPINK event tomorrow.  Even if you are not signed up for the crop you can check out our SCRAPPINK specials.

The end of our "SCRAP YOUR SPACE CHALLENGE" is almost here.  You have until September 30th to bring in your pages.  Voting begins on October 1.  

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Mini Albums

This album is a class being offered on October 23rd from 6 to 7:30pm.  For $25 you can build this 10 page album (front and back).  Most of the hard work is done for you.  There are gems, arcylics, ribbons and more on this one.  Stop by the store to see the full example.  Makes a great gift!!

Have you noticed all the fabulous mini-albums we have in the store?

Chipboard Albums, Acrylic Albums, Wood Albums....it just goes on and on!  And we have a ton of different manufacturers to choose from.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


A sample of our Make & Take from yesterday.

Our SCRAPPINK event is coming up this weekend.  
There is still time to sign up!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cuttlebug Love


Drop by the store from 1-3pm today and we will show you how great the CUTTLEBUG Die Cutting Machine is or maybe we can teach you a new trick or two!  

FREE MAKE & TAKE with the PURCHASE of a CUTTLEBUG accessory.

Hope to see you there.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Page Kits and more

Spending time at the pumpkin patch?  Need a quick page?  We have this new one on the floor and several other themes to choose from.  Check them out the next time you are in the store.

Don't forget about our contest either.  Take photos of your scrap space and then scrap the photos.  Bring your page(s) into the store and customer will vote on their favorite. You can win a VERY nice set of rolling storage drawers.  Check previous postings for more information.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Classes, STM's and events...oh my!

We have busy time at the store during this last full week of September.  Fall is here and we are ready!

Sept. 30     Spooktacular Cards
Make 4 cards using inks, punches, stamps and the Cuttlebug: Barb P $8

Dawn will be demoing the fabulous CUTTLEBUG machine from 1-3pm.  We are offering a FREE MAKE-N-TAKE with the purchase of any CUTTLEBUG ACCESSORY during this event.

Sept. 27th     SCRAPPINK
Spend the day scrapping for a cause. $10 registration with 100% of that going to the SUSAN G KOMEN for a cure fund.  Light lunch and snacks included.  Hourly door prizes.

Sept. 26th. 6-12 $9.  Includes snacks and a door prize.  If you sign up for the SCRAPPINK event you can leave your things overnight and pick up where you left off. 

Saturday, September 20, 2008

New things

More fabulous papers from Up North, a Minnesota company that takes real photos of local (Minnesota) nature and scenery and turns them into scrapbook papers.  

KAREN FOSTER papers have arrived.  The new designs are here!


Don't forget to take pictures of your scrap space and then scrap the photos for a chance to win one of two sets of rolling organizational drawers.  Drop your 12x12 page(s) off by September 30th and then voting will beginning on October 1st.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Don't forget about the contest we have at the store.

Take pictures of your Scrap Space and then scrap your photos.  People will get a chance to see your space and your pages and vote on who's they like best.  You have a shot at winning some organizational drawers.  

The other contest I mentioned a few days ago is at the PRIMA BLOG.  This involves the Build-A-Book albums and we have a cool selection of those album pages available for you to craft with. Do you love those acrylic albums...here is your chance to work with them and enter a contest at the same time!!  Click on the link above or our PRIMA link to the right for more details on that contest.

Just a reminder:

We have the SCRAPPINK event coming up on the 27th.  Scrapping for a cure and have a good time doing it.  You can also attend the Scrap 'til Midnight the night before ($9) and leave your things overnight so you can start where you left off.  100% of the registration for SATURDAY's event goes to the SUSAN G KOMEN FOR A CURE fund.

If you are in the mood for a candy bar we have some for sale at the store that goes toward the MS WALK that Barb E. is doing in OCTOBER.  Just $1 per bar.

Have a crafty day

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Queen is here...

QUEEN & CO that is!  How pretty are these felt ribbons?  Self adhesive and just too much fun to pass up!!
We also have these HUGE brads...
...and these totally cool pearls and gems from QUEEN & CO

A girls' GOTTA HAVE bling

Sunday, September 14, 2008

We have stuff...

...lots of stuff!

We received another shipment from KAISER CRAFT.  More bling, more albums...just more stuff!

We have more PROVO CRAFT....lots and lots of PROVO CRAFT....want CUTTLEBUG???...we've got it!

With the air show in town (and hopefully not getting canceled today...) we have tons of things for your scrap pages.  I made up an AIR SHOW die cut title that will be great for a lead page or title on your air show photos.

Did you get to the OPEN HOUSE at GREEN HAVEN RETREAT this weekend?  I had a quick run through the house, which I have seen at all the stages, and it is GORGEOUS.....the HOT TUB is to DIE FOR!  Everything is gorgeous.  

Check out our website for more dates on classes and Scrap 'til Midnights.  We are scheduling them through October.

OUR SCRAP PINK event is coming up.  Want to find the time to scrap and give to a good cause at the same time?  That would be a great reason to give hubby for heading to the PICTURE THIS on September 27th.  You can't beat a day of scrapping and giving.  100% of the $10 registration fee goes to the SUSAN G KOMEN FOR A CURE FUND.  A light lunch is included and prizes will be given throughout the day, all provided by PICTURE THIS.

Hope your day is crafty

Friday, September 12, 2008

Pretty pretty papers

I love this new company G.C.D.  STUDIOS. 
The papers are so pretty!

I can't wait to play...I see card making in my future!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

A CHALLENGE for you!

As is mentioned on our website...we have a contest going on.

What do YOU have to do, you ask?

Your challenge, 
if you choose to accept it, 
is to take photos of your scrap space 
(whatever your space might be, a room, a spot, half the house....lol)
and then scrap the photos in a 12x12 layout.  
Please make sure your name and phone number 
are on the back of the layout.  
Bring the finished page to the store by September 30th and 
customers will be voting for the most creative from October 1-4.  
The top TWO vote getters will 
a $70 value!

Your pages will be available for pick-up after October 4th.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

In stock!

I Love this PUNCH!
We have the TREADING WATER punch in the store and I have been playing with it a lot.  You can find the things I have been crafting with it over on my crafty blog...there is a link to the right.
There are so many great tools out there to play with, drop by the store to check them out some time.  We would be happy to show you how to use them.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


We've got them!

From the makers of PRIMA products comes Build-A-Book.  I took a class with the designers 
Trisha Ladouceur and Michelle Van Etten this summer at CHA.  I loved the idea of the books.  Each page will fit the pages from another design, so if you layer the star page with the tab page and then put the scallop in the back, the holes all line up so you can put the pages together!!  You can also use the pages from one set if you don't like the layered look.

It just so happens that there is a contest going on using the Build-A-Book and you can see the details HERE if you are interested.  Plus there are plenty of ideas on their blog using the acrylic albums.  Gotta love inspiration!

The white line on the outside edge is something I drew on using a pen they provided at the class.  The packs are clear acrylic and come in many great designs.

Monday, September 8, 2008


We have some great designs from NESTABILITIES in the store.  Have you seen how great they work in the CUTTLEBUG?...well why not?

Come in on September 23rd from 1-3 for a CUTTLEBUG demo.  You can see why we all own one...and why you'll need one too!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

BASIC GREY Card class

Look at all the fun cards you can create in this Basic Grey Card class with Leann.  For $15 you get 8 cards with no stamping involved.  You will be working with the Basic Grey chipboards, papers and rub-ons.  

Class is on September 21st from 1-3pm.

Call today to reserve your spot (must be pre-payed and pre-registered).

Saturday, September 6, 2008

October Afternoon and Memory Box

I am so glad I was hanging out at the store yesterday....because......
It has finally arrived!! Oh so cool October Afternoon goodies!!!
Great papers and stamps to match!
These 6x6 paper packs from Memory Box are AWESOME!
Gorgeous papers that will make fabulous cards.

time to get creative....

Friday, September 5, 2008


Each month our customer Design Team creates pages, cards or other projects using products from the store.  This month they worked with the Basic Grey line.  They did a fabulous job.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

How could I forget!

These papers are from a new company we found at CHA in July: G.C.D.
This is just a few papers from the Sophisticated Frost line from G.C.D.
What you can't see in the photo is the linen texture and metallic finish on it.  So pretty!!
Check out the full line we have in the store.

Little Yellow Bicycle and Mr Campy

Wednesday's New arrivals.....
A little sample of the LITTLE YELLOW BICYCLE papers...
there is more from LYB.....

And Mr Campy from Cosmo Cricket

it's double sided, so stop by the store to see the other side....

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Upcoming Events

Get your PINK on for

and join Picture This in the fight against Breast Cancer

100% of the $10 registration fee 
will go to the Susan G Komen for a Cure

Picture This will provide a light lunch, snacks and hourly prizes and all you have to do is pre-register and pre-pay and join us on Saturday from 10-5.
 If you are attending the Friday night crop on the 26th, you may leave your things overnight and pick up where you left off.

All our customers are welcome to enter in a drawing for a large basket full of goodies for our store door prize.

and we are having a CARD MARATHON

You must pre-register and pre-pay for this event.
You'll create 15 cards for $20

We will have stations set up for each card in our classroom and you can work at your own pace.  Experienced stampers and card makers will not need as much time, but if you are new to the fun of card making, please plan to start early so you have enough time to complete all the cards.  The MARATHON will run from 10am-3pm on Saturday Oct. 4th.

Bring your own ADHESIVES please
All participants names will be entered for door prizes and refreshments will be served.

In the store we will also be offering a 
FREE MAKE and TAKE with the purchase of any STAMP

September 4th is our 10 for $10
this is a repeat of the August class
Call for your reservation today,
we still have room in our large classroom.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

More preview photos

As I head off to work this morning...where I will have lots of new goodies to play with...I realized you will all have to wait until late (very late) in the day for me to post any of the new goodies....so  I will leave you with these to tide you over until then.....

The front entryway of GREEN HAVEN...love those twisty trees.
The kitchen area.  A few more appliances installed and a little cleaning and it will look amazing.
The living area
Bedroom view from the corner....the bathroom, with shower and sink and toilet, an extra sink area outside because one bathroom mirror and 4 women, you do the math....lol..and a closet.  There are 5 bathrooms total throughout the house, so no need to worry about not having enough.

And the best part.....the hot tub! This is the view from the back porch area looking into the HOT TUB room. Have I mentioned that this a 7 person tub?? Outside the porch is a patio with a sitting wall....so nice....I want one!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy LABOR Day

We are closed today in observance of LABOR DAY
No deliveries of new things today, so I will share with you 
some of the sneak peaks I got of 
GREEN HAVEN retreat.

Patti and Dan Green are busy completing the last of the building details and are down to the  assembly of furniture and decorating.

From the back door of the retreat workroom to our building.  A nice new path will bring you to our parking lot and around to our front door.
Here is the workroom.  Furniture to come....
Outside the workroom with a view of the back of our building.

Hope you enjoyed the sneak of the classroom. I have more of the inside that I will share as Dan and Patti get closer to the Open House on September 11 and 13th.

And on Tuesday, Leann and I will be busy unpacking more boxes.....lots and lots of them!!  Who knows what our delivery guys will bring? You'll have to stay tuned for that....or stop by and see for yourself.