Saturday, December 27, 2008

as promised....

...january 2009 workshops (most of them) are online...visit our calendar link to view the schedule of workshops to come.
we have a fabulous, creative and inspiring line-up...hope to see you here for a few or all!
take care,

digging out

whew! we're finally digging out of this wintry mess!
we hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and made the most of our wild arctic blast.
it was a sad holiday here at the store. very quiet.
we were forced to cancel workshops and even close down completely for a few days.
we are back and bustling to reschedule workshops, reconfigure sale events and the like.
(please keep checking the blog for updates).
the January schedule will be up within the week and we are re-offering our gift card special this coming Monday and Tuesday.
also, get ready for a HUGE sale!! affectionately titled"THE ARCTIC BLAST RECOVERY SALE!!" this sale will run next Saturday (Jan. 3rd) sure to mark your calendars!! you won't want to miss the savings and fun we have planned! (and we need all the help we can get in recovering from a very lackluster holiday sales week!....pray for no more SNOW please!!)
be well, be safe, be warm!
your friends at arts & scraps

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

it's a major award!

sorry to say we are fresh out of very fragile major awards...however we do have a crateful of Christmas inspiration and gift ideas!
come in to gather up those last minute supplies, gift cards and project kits.
with all this wintry weather there is no better time to nestle in by a warm fire and craft gifts for the whole family!!!
don't forget next Monday and Tuesday is gift card reward days...purchase a $25.00 gift card for a friend and get a $5.00 gift card FREE for you!
be careful out there and stay warm....your friends at arts & scraps.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

upcoming "great gift idea" workshop.....

don't miss our "memories served" workshop.
design your very own personalized tray...use favorite photos, ephemera, keepsakes and the like.
we'll provide the cool vintage frame, hardware, glass, etc....
makes a GREAT gift! (drop by the store to see more samples).

workshop details:
oh my do we love this project!voted best handmade gift by vancouver scrappers home journal...we put our custom framing knowledge to work here...craft a cool frame....sandwich in your memories, photos and keepsakes...add handles and voila! memories served!! cost for this workshop:$40.00***bring favorite photos, paper, ephemera, momentos, pressed forals, book pages, etc.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Spinner Card Class

there are only a couple spots remaining in our Christmas Spinner Class!
call the store to reserve your class seat. (360.254.6021)

class date: Dec 6th
class time: 11:30 am

.....join the fun, get in the spirit as we craft a fabulous set of Christmas themed
cards to fill your 4x6 spinner! the mood will be music, lights and even
coookies! don't miss this jolly creativity we have in store for

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

we want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!
enjoy family, friends, turkey or tofuturkey!
our store hours this holiday:
Wednesday: 11:00 to 5:00
Thursday: closed
Friday: 12:00 to 5:00
Saturday: back to normal, classes all day! (11:00 to 6:00)
be well, gobble, gobble....
your friends at arts & scraps.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas Inspiration: week two

For this week's project we are doing a fun set of photo blocks. They make a great gift and piece of photo home decor. Your kit will include 3 photo blocks, pre-cut squares of assorted patterned paper, a small sandpaper square, a foam brush, PVA adhesive (Denise's favorite) and a miscellaneous bag of embellishments. No two kits are exactly alike which makes the final result uniquely your own.
drop in to pick up your kit and instruction blog access today!! kits are only $ acess is FREE (with the purchase of a kit).

ginormous gypsy stuff and favorites!!

drop by to see the NEW gypsy items that just came in today!!

new naked books, acrylic books, black book board and ringed books, journal jeweleries, clear stamps, spinner accessories, atc tins, flocked papers, ribbons, gaffer tapes, flashcards, paper fasteners, double-sided papers, fabric brads, tags, 97% complete stickers, journal sets, 8x8 packs.... and good grief so much more!!

come see us soon, before it all disappears!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

december schedule

gypsy junque book workshop (limited edition)

brought to you from our gypsy caravan adventure, this gypsy junque book designed by Paula Cheney (that's Paula in the cute ruffle shirt in the pic below..a true gypsy gal! ) this book is full of nifty techniques and fun surprises!

this exclusive opportunity comes to arts & scraps because we attended the gypsy caravan and were able to get our hands on a few kits for this limited edition workshop!!
this workshop will be held Saturday December 6th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. this workshop is an advanced level class so all attendees should have basic knowledge of tools; cutting, stamping and sewing.
sign up early to reserve your seat as space and kits are limited to a first come first serve basis.
(unfortunately, because we only have a few kits, kits will not be available for separate purchase.)

workshop details:
date: Saturday Dec 6th
time: 2:00 to 5:00
cost: $50.00

Saturday, November 15, 2008

new! jenni bowlin nostalgic goodies....

just in....
NEW jenni bowlin paper accents, bingo cards, chipboard, patterned papers and the like.
fabulous holiday themes, calendar pieces and LOVE!
these pieces always FLY... and with the super cute new themes and designs we know they won't last long..drop by soon for the best selection!!

take a peek at these nifty ideas using bits of these new treasures....get cuter!

Friday, November 14, 2008


an arctic chill has hit arts & scraps!
no need to break out the tire chains, polar fleece and longjohns though....this front is fun, whimsical and made of paper....take a peek.

looking for a fun project to create this weekend??? our AM Saturday workshop will feature this fabulous brand new line. we're crafting a multi medium memory book utilizing acrylic pages, chipboard pages, shaped pages, transparency pages oh my! this book has a holidayish theme that incorporates the fresh, modern colors and tones of holiday 2008.
seats are still available...(but you must call to book early before they are all full! :(
workshop details:
time: 11:30 to 1:30
date: Saturday Nov 15th
cost: $40.00

Thursday, November 13, 2008

gypsy caravan adventures

our gypsy trip was fabulous!

amazing projects, people, and weather!!

check out some of the fun.....

ohhh....the gypsy goodness was abundant....

we won!! there was a "how do you wear your gypsy" contest..and we won!!!
look for our "prize" to adorn the store soon!! the contest was premised on how independent stores display 7 gypsies product. we shared photos of our store and they picked us!!
they loved our eclectic style, our many, many sample projects and our open stock treasure chest style merchandising. we are honored and thrilled!! woohoo!!!

just watch out for the sharks! yikes!

we had a total BLAST!!
so what's next......
watch for NEW workshops featuring our gypsy adventure projects, NEW gypsy products to adorn our store shelves and NEW samples and ideas to share here on the blog and in-store!!
stay tuned.....