Tuesday, April 29, 2008

countdown to grand opening festivities....

only 3 more days!

mark your calendars...
save the date...
join us for all the fun this Saturday!!!
11-5....see you there!

Monday, April 28, 2008

the scenic route....

we have always loved, loved Scenic Route collections.
the designs are fresh, the colors current and so easy to mix and match with a wide selection of cardstock solids.

we have a large selection of Scenic Route in stock and just placed a large re-stock order of all-time favorite pieces.
we also added a Scenic Route worskshop to our May schedule.
we'll design 3 layouts using this versatile & colorful line.
give us a ring to sign-up!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

"daydreams" clear view album

april's clear view album is uber cute!
we used the "daydreams" line from Fancy Pants, transparencies, felt fun, lots of glitter & bling, a fun new paint matting technique and ribbons galore!

watch for kitted versions of our clear view designs coming soon!!

our next clear view workshop (which features the brand new "pink paislee" Spring Fling line) is scheduled for May 17th...remember to sign-up early...these classes fill up quickly!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

"P" is for Photos.....

step by step photos for our "P" is for Photos make and take rubber-band books...
this cute little book was a huge hit at the CK Convention.
We've had so many requests for these...so here you go!!
We've made it super easy for you...we've kitted it with a photo how-to guide included (drop by to pick up your kit today)...OR gather your own pieces, favorite colors and use the blog photos as a guide.
easy breezy!!


pocket inserts

kits are in stock and only $7.95!
come in and get'em while we got'em!

happy days,

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

acrylic albums....

we've had a few questions regarding our acrylic album classes...
so here are a few photos from previous workshops.
we change the theme each month, utilizing current collections and NEW embellishments.
these classes are quite popular and fill quickly...if you're interested call to register early!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

official GRAND opening event recheduled.....

....please mark your calendar for the real, for-certain, new date:
we are planning a wonderful "official" grand opening here at our brand new fabulous location...we had a tentative date of Saturday April 19th..however special items ordered aren't going to make it by that date (wouldn't you know it!) and a special guest has had a scheduling conflict...so we are rescheduling our event.
(we want to be certain to make it as fun, GRAND and fabulous as our events usually are.)
Please mark your calendars for the updated date...
Saturday MAY 3RD!! festivities begin at 11:00 am and run all day until 5:00pm!!
(our Grand Opening happenings will correspond with our National Scrapbooking celebrations...how cool is that?!!) Please join us for grand raffle drawings, free make and take it projects, hourly prize drawings, extra punch card deals, FUN, etc, etc!!

hope to see you there!
the arts & scraps gals

Friday, April 11, 2008

i love these....

...truly cute tickets, bingo cards and other paper embellishments.
the colors are very versatile; so easy to mix and match in with almost any collection!
perfect little "final touches"!!

this baby line is precious.
i seem to have a hard time with baby stuff...hard to find cute..without being too cute...or too ugly...or too sappy...but this line i found very adorable. kinda classic with the toile and polka dot paper design, soft colors, unique ribbon. very cute...(but not too cute)

this is just a FUN little collection. vivid colors, very multi-purpose and multiple age range!

with all this new inspiration around me i have been creating up a storm! new ideas and projects are everywhere!
come see us soon!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

portfolio and timeless trio classes...still a few spaces open

join us this Saturday for an all-time favorite project.
a portfolio keepsake is a fun way to commemorate a special friendship, a wonderful vacation or really...anything at all!! (Mother's Day and Father's day gifts come to mind....)

we also have a couple spaces in our timeless trio!
this includes our super fun explosion box project (pictured) and 2 other favs...squash books and paper bag books!
call today to reserve your seat!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

atc punches arrived!

yes..they're in! drop by for yours today...they're sure to go fast.
they are only $9.95 and the punched holes fit both the atc and 4x6 spinner.
the interchangeable certifiable stamps are awesome too! ovals and circles oh my!

the fun new peekaboo albums are in!
acrylic meets chipboard in this unique and inspiring album foundation. each album includes 4 chipboard pages with 3 windows and 3 clear acrylic pages for layering!
mix and match, layer and create! Sweet!!

also in today are the Clear Scraps Books....we have funky hearts, 6" and 8" circles, the layered house (i love this one!), crowns, as well as "family" and "home" layered word books.
these are made with a versatile acrylic material that you can emboss, hole punch, staple, ink, paint and so much more!

fun stuff! come check it out.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

what's coming....

we are getting settled into our new home nicely.
so many of our friends have dropped by to say hi, see our new space and of course shop, shop, shop!
thanks for all the well-wishes and kind words!
we LOVE our new little boutique and are so happy you all do too!!

our shelves are brimming with fun treasure...but we have even more goodness on the way! (just a little tease for you)

we have a few new acrylic album lines on the way.
these creative combo chipboard/acrylic peek-a-boo books will certainly be fun to play with!

we love this nostalgic line and finally decided to add it to our repertoire. it's a lovely fit with our new look and feel!

simply swank provides all inclusive kits for soldering...make unique jewelry pieces, personalized gifts and home accents. we love this!

a little bird told us that our atc punches are on the way!!
(maybe even arrive today!)
if you've pre-ordered one of these we'll be calling soon!
(also be on the look out for our atc spinner class coming in May.)

as you can see we are certainly keeping busy and maintaining our goal of staying well stocked of fun, creative and unique supplies for all your paper crafting endeavors.

we offer new inspiration daily...drop in today for your daily dose :)
denise and the arts & scraps crew