Monday, December 18, 2017

$75 Shopping Sprees

We have given away 2 shopping sprees so far. Are you going to win the 3rd one? Shop with us anytime in the next week and get your name entered each day with over a $30 purchase.

Congrats to Sharon F and Molly W for winning the first 2 sprees.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

12 Days of Christmas Truth or Dare

 On our Facebook we have been doing a 12 days of Truth or Dare. This was a dare a customer issued using tissue paper. The top card is made using Distress inks and the bottom using alcohol inks and then heat embossed with gold powder.
Be sure to follow us on FB for specials and the fun things we do along the way.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Card Smorgasbord

Tomorrow is a 5th Thursday in the month so that means .........Smorgasbord!!
Everyone looks forward to these. We will have 50 card designs to choose from.
$2 each or 6 for $10
Bring your own adhesive and assemble in the classroom. Or you can take and make at home. All the card kits have photos included in them.

Always a fun day!! See you tomorrow.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Some inspiration for you

 I was busy last weekend making a lot of Pages for Sale for an upcoming Craft Sale in Hudson at the Middle school (this Saturday)   Thought I'd share one on here. We sell premade rosettes, Vellum quotes and lots of dies and stickers to make your pages fun to make. ~ Leann

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Closed Thanksgiving

We are closed Thanksgiving Day.

Open 8am -3 pm Black Friday with tiered pricing.

Small Business Saturday - be sure to join us.

Deer Widow Weekend Treats

 Just some of the fun treats we gave to our Deer Widow Weekend Attendees in the PT Crafty Cottage Retreat.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Some fall inspiration

 I ink the edges and use a stylus to curve the leaves.  And then pop dotted a few. ~Leann

Monday, November 6, 2017

In Honor of Veteran's Day

Please stop by Tuesday-Friday and make a card for a Vet. You just assemble and write a note on the inside. You can give to a vet you want to thank or we will be taking them to the Eau Claire County Veteran's Service and they've agreed to distribute the cards to local vets.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Fall Inspiration

                                                Just some quick fall ideas for you

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

3D Fall Bird Class

A new fall class just added. Be sure to check out all the great classes coming up. They sell out fast in the fall. Call to reserve your spot today.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Page Kit

A new Page Kit available today. We have several Page Kits, Card Kits and Pages for Sale to make your life easier. We've done all the hard work. Be sure to check them all out when you visit Picture This.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Fall into Relaxation Night

Join us October 25th for a fun spa night. You can schedule a 10 minute message, do 3 make-n-takes, and have a complimentary glass of wine. There will also be associates here with Arbone, Younique and Young Living. So we are helping you to de-stress before the holidays and have some companies that represent healthy living and feeling good. Call to register.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Christmas Extravaganza

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us for our Christmas Extravaganza 2017. It was a lot of fun and the attendees had over 125 new samples to browse and jumpstart their holiday crafting juiced.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

October 2017 Pages with card Class

Leann has been doing a monthly installment of Pages with a matching card for this entire year. Be sure to register for the 2017 October class on 9/19/17 from 1-3 pm before the spots are all taken.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Huge thanks!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Card Smorgasbord. It was a lot of fun. We had people lined up outside just waiting for the doors to open.
We appreciate your support of our small business...we wouldn't be here without all of you!!

Now mark your calendars for 9/16/17 Christmas Extravaganza. We are busy behind the scenes creating over 100 fresh new Christmas projects for the attendees to view and get inspired by. Register today!!

Monday, August 28, 2017

This Thursday!!!!! Card Smorgasbord

We have 5 Thursdays again this month so that means time for another Card Smorgasbord. Last time we had so many people show up and it was great and a lot of fun!! This time we have over 70 card designs to choose from made by 6 designers. So lots of variety!!

The classroom will be available again to go sit, relax, assemble and have fun at your own pace.
 We will have special coupons randomly placed in the card packs. So the more you buy...the better your chance at coupons.
 All cards are $2 or 6 for $10.  8/31-17 10-7 pm. See you there!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Stamp Platforms

We have Tim Holtz's stamp platforms in stock!!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

August's Make-n-Takes

Several techniques this month. Colorbursts, Dylusion sprays, inking embossing folders and silhouetting. Join us each Thursday anytime between 11-1 pm to make that weeks MNT. Can't make it each week but don't want to miss out? Join the MNT Club. Be sure to join by the 7th of each month for that months MNT Club.
This month there are 5 Thursdays so the 5th is a Card Smorgasbord.

Craft Fair

Mark your calendars!! We will be hosting another Craft Fair at Picture This. We have several repeat vendors from our past Craft Fairs as well as new ones. We think we have a very nice selection lined up. So hope to see everyone here supporting local vendors and there will be in-store specials that day as well.
There will be handmade invites, handmade paper crafts, hand drawn artist, Younique, It Works, Creative Memories, Scentsy, Lip Sense, hand made jewelry, Grand Valley Goats Milk Soaps, Wine bottle d├ęcor and so much more. Start your Christmas shopping early.

Monday, July 10, 2017

July Make-n-Take

It's red, white and blues for July's make-n-takes. Join us Thursdays for our weekly MNT anytime between 11-1pm. Can't make it every week and don't want to miss out? Then join our MNT Club. For only $16 you get all 4 cards, the insides (which are just as sweet as the outsides), envelopes, 4 coupons each month that coordinate with products used and a Goodie Bag. So more than your moneys worth.....just another way to thank our loyal customers. Sign up by the 7th of each month to be part of that months Club. Or just show up each Thursday to make that weeks card.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Poppy Stamps Floral Dancer Collage die

We've been playing around with this adorable die today!
 Floral Dancer Collage Die by Poppy Stamps!
Stop in to check out our huge selection of dies!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Card Smorgasbord

Card Smorgasbord today!!!!! We have been super busy designing and cutting so you have over 60 designs to choose from. Just grab your adhesive and head on over for all the fun. You choose your designs and then go into the classroom to assemble. Fun! Fun! Fun!! Hope to see you soon!

Monday, June 26, 2017


 We all love bling! And we have given away a lot of Bling in our Monthly Make-n-Take Club members goodie bags. So here are just a few ideas of how to use all that fun bling.

                                               All the flowers are hand made using dies.

Friday, June 23, 2017

June Smorgasbord!!

Join us for our June Smorgasbord on Thursday, June 29th from 10-7PM
Here is a small sampling of our over 50 cards to choose from!
Kits are $2 each or 6 for $10!!

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Check out upcoming classes

We just added several classes to the summer line up. So be sure to check them out. Here is one being offered by Connie featuring Taylored Expressions doors. One is a shaker card. And don't forget....if you attend 6 get a card kit free (up to a $12 value).

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Cheery Lynn Card Swap

 Lots and lots of pretty cards turned in this month for our monthly Card Swap.
Here's a close up of Connie's flower...very pretty.

Next months Swap is using Embossing Folders. Commit by the 7th. Turn in 10 cards by thelast Friday of the month. Then pick up your assorted cards the following week.

Friday, May 19, 2017

20th Anniversary Memories

 We had picture Boards on display for the anniversary celebration.  20 Years ago Peggy B. opened Picture This on London Rd in Eau Claire. We had several ladies come to the Anniversary sharing their memoires of when it opened. Two were there the day it opened 20 years ago. So that was cool.

Then a few years later sisters Beth and Patti bought it and moved it kitty-corner to Skeels Ave. But the roof leaked and the landlord wasn't great so Patti's husband started building the building on highway 93. They moved it out here in 2001. And added more classroom space on a couple years later. I can remember going to the Customer Thrift Sale when it was still the small classroom.
 In 2004 I opened Making Memories Last in Eleva. A lot of gals who joined us for the Anniversary also had came to my Eleva store. In 2006 I bought Picture This from Beth and Patti. And 2 months later closed the Eleva location and moved all my inventory to the EC location. It has been quite the journey and I have met sooo many wonderful people along the way. And many customers became very good friends.
 I have had lots of wonderful staff over the years. We have made many fun memories. Many!!
 We have done endless unique events over the years. When the economy took a downturn....many stores went out of business. My house is on the line with the failure was never an option.
And I'm too stubborn for my own good to boot. ha   So I am always thinking of different things to bring you gals in. And I have always kept new product coming in. Even in my small store. I custom order all the time. I feel its those things that help.
Some fun CHA memories. Going to the trade shows is always fun. And if you gals think you are overwhelmed with all the fun product at Picture This....try going to a trade show. I want to order it ALL!!
We had a store mascot for awhile ... Cosmo. He went to a trade show with us in spirit. We had his photo taken with all the scrapbooking stars there, including Tim Holtz.
We have done a PT Rodeo and had Miss WI Rodeo her and a real race horse and barrel racer (my baby sister Lisa)  My oldest dressed as a bear for one of our Cancer Crops to surprise the attendees and for fun photo ops. We have partnered with the Animal Shelter and was an off-site for cats up for adoption. We helped adopt 17 cats in 14 months. And we took the harder-to-adopt...except for the short stint we had with kittens when they needed help with that.
We did a Crazy Hat Day for prizes and discounts. When Tin Roof opened down the road I came up with the idea of Pages & Petals Contest that her and I did together. I love supporting other small businesses since I know how hard it is to run one.
So thank you to every one who has been on this journey. Hopefully we continue to be your destination for inspiration for many more years.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

20th Year Anniversary

Join us this Friday as we celebrate Picture This's 20 year anniversary. the first 20 will get to do a free make-n-take shown above. We will have door prizes, drawings, lots of specials and refreshments.
Peggy Buchholtz had the grand opening May 19th, 1997. A couple years later, 2 sisters, Beth and Patti purchased it. And in 2006 Leann purchased it.
It started out as a small store on London Rd. Then moved kitty corner to Skeels Ave. In 2001 it relocated to its new building on Arndt Lane along with Pine Cone Manor. A couple years later an addition was added in the rear for a bigger classroom and more storage for Pine Cone Manor.
Leann opened Making Memories Last in Eleva in 2004 and combined the 2 stores in 2006.
With so many independent stores is a blessing to have so many wonderful customers who still support their local store here. So please join us this Friday as we thank you. And we look forward to many more years being your destination for inspiration!!

Friday, April 21, 2017

May's Make-n-Takes

Another fun set of cards in the works for you for May. Join us Thursdays anytime between 11-1 pm to make that weeks card. Can't make it? Join the Club. Must sign up by the 7th of each month. You'll get all 4 cards, the insides, envelopes, coupons and a goodie bag for $16.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Book now for summer...

Need extra time to create? Or just want to get away with your friends to relax, have fun and create? Book your spots now for summer.  Summer pricing allows as little as 2 people minimum, 2 nights minimum to stay at the Cottage.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Monthly Pages

 I started pages this year for each month of 2017. Watch the class board for upcoming class dates. This was May's. It is sold out but you can get inspiration on the page sketch or elements. I use dies all the time on my pages. ~ Leann
All of these elements were created by using various dies.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Great Outdoors Page Kit

New Page Kit available...this one created by Connie. We never repeat Page Kits here so when they are gone....they're gone!! With over 6000 patterned papers to chose from all the time at Picture This....we just have to play with a different pattern or design. Keeps life fun!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Easter Sale!!

Today thru Saturday, April 15th!
** All remaining Easter stamps & dies 50% off!
** All Deep Red brand stamps are 40% off!
** Buy One Get One 50% off ALL ALBUMS!
(equal or lesser value)
We are open:
10AM-7:00PM Today and Friday
10:00AM-5:00PM Saturday

Monday, April 10, 2017

April Make-n-Take Club

Here are the cards for April's Club. Every Thursday we do a make-n-take between 11-1pm.  If you can't make can always join that months Club and get all 4 whether you are here or not. It is only $16 to join and you get 4 cards, the insides, envelopes, 4 coupons for that month and a goodie packet. Win! Win!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Annual Customer Thrift Sale!!

Don't miss out on our Annual Customer Thrift Sale THIS Saturday, April 8th from 10AM-3PM!!
Lots of gently used stamps, dies, inks, storage, punches and so much more!!

This is just a small sampling of what we have for sale!!
Cash only!!
Sorry no checks or credit cards!
See you then!