Monday, June 30, 2008

Summer hours.....

... beginning July 1st we will be operating under our SUMMER hours.

Tuesday thru Saturday
11:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday & Monday

please make note of this change.
regular hours return September 2008.

PS. please feel free to compliment us on our choice to implement Summer operating hours. this benefits us in that we will have time to refresh and recoup after a busy week. it also benefits our valued customer, in that we will have time to create and plan inspiring projects, classes & events and we are doing our part in living green by limiting our global footprint put out from our air conditioner this Summer!! we hope you will not find it necessary to complain to us about this change. much thought and care went into this decision. we are doing our very best to maintain an independent source for your scrapbooking, crafting and gift needs. we did not make this change without complete and thorough research and did not be any means make this choice to tick anyone off.
thank you for your understanding and continued support,

star books

join us this Saturday as we craft these fabulous star shaped books!
perfect for Fourth of July celebration photos or patriotic and military honors.

we've also created these books for birthday, baby shower (a star is born!) and sports all-star keepsakes (great gifts for coaches!!).

with creative paper folding and a clever sew binding techinque these books make a sturdy decorative and personal centerpiece that can then be folded nicely into a keepsake book! with tons of pockets and journaling real estate you'll be pleasantly surprised at the amount of photos and info you can fit in this 6x6 dimensional piece.

call us to sign up today!! space is limited.
7/5- 11:30 to 1:30 . . . star books. . . decorate this patriotic piece with all your July 4th photos to make a fabulous centerpiece! A military commemorative is also the perfect venue for this piece. This project really allows you to showcase and display photos in a very clever and creative “book”! We’ll teach basic sew binding and clever folding for this creation. Cost for this workshop is $30.00. Please bring a basic kit which includes the following; bone folder, 2 large eye sewing needles, ATG gun (if available).

Monday, June 23, 2008

fun stuff......

..... arriving daily!

more July 4th items have arrived...papers, stickers, vintage labels and postcards, bling and sparkle!
come in and get your supplies while the selection is at it's finest!!

this darling NEW line from Heidi Grace...Beyond the Sea... is perfect for swimming lesson pages, trips to the coast, splashing in the pool, tropical travel and the like. Rub-ons, textured papers and alphas in cool, popsicle colors and tones...a Summer must have!!

Bam Pop!!
this funky fun line is too cute! neato school papers and journal spots...and we just couldn't resist the dancing 80's robot!

too fun...come see us soon!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

independents week

the week of July 1-7 is Independents Week!
please help us celebrate!!!

what is Independents Week you may ask????

During the first week in July as we honor our national heritage and liberty, we also celebrate our nation's locally-owned independent businesses who have given so many citizens opportunity and underpinned and underwritten community life and prosperity. It's a time, too, to consider the independent decision-making ability each of us possesses to choose the future look and feel of the place we make our home.

Think of your favorite shop or restaurant. We'll bet it's a
home town business. Independent locally-owned businesses are essential to a vital local economy and community character. They use the goods and services of other local businesses, serve as community hubs, and are vital components of healthy neighborhoods and strong city centers. They're where the locals go. They're owned by our friends and neighbors, or maybe even by you.

The threat to our communities is real. The trend of increasing recruitment of and dependence on absentee-owned chains -- with formulas dictating everything from the look of the building to who does the printing to where the money gets deposited -- has unhealthy consequences. It's not just local businesses who suffer -- our communities are losing social, cultural and economic strength, a place for entrepreneurship, and the ability to choose our own futures.

Use Independents Week to explore your community's independently-owned businesses see how much of your purchasing for that week you can do with them. You'll keep your money circulating in your community three times as long or more than spending it at chains where it leaves immediately for somewhere else. Every dollar you spend at a locally-owned business helps your community in many ways.
Get to know your neighbors. . .and help celebrate our Independents!


Saturday, June 14, 2008

happy sunny day

all this warmth and sun finds me daydreaming ... breezy, salty seaside retreats,
July 4th festivities and Fort fireworks, camping under the stars...all that summer fun stuff!

and as luck would have it...we have all the goods
needed to perfectly memorialize these events. Inspiring supplies in stock and arriving daily!!

here's a peek at some of our newest arrivals....

Friday, June 6, 2008

flip flop 4th

join us Saturday June 28th for this flippin' fun 4th book!

there are just a few spaces left...
call or drop by to sign up soon.

have a great weekend all...

raindrops keep falling on my head.... I just did me some talkin' to the sun
and I said I didn't like the way he got things done
sleepin' on the job
those raindrops are fallin' on my head, they keep fallin'

but there's one thing I know
the blues they send to meet me won't defeat me
it won't be long till happiness steps up to greet me

oh good 'ol BJ Thomas!
yes...I am feeling a bit mopey today.
whiny, down, just call me eeyore.

weary from the relentless gray, felt like staying home to nest. boohoo.
Sandy, Janell and Liz dropped by...nice to chat and catch up (thanks gals!).
That perked me up a smidge, then another pleasant unexpected surprise, my Saint of a UPS man brought me joy in a box!

**yummy Heidi Swapp travel papers...(I can at least dream of being away on vacation somewhere in the sun), chandelier bling (back in stock), mini masks, misc bling, clocks and more!
**must have Theresa Collins travel stamps
**cute MM teeny tiny letters (so perfect for all the fabulous collage going on out there!)
**shiny, happy Stickles
**paper finishes (glitter and stone)
**7 gypsies ATC transparencies (finally!!)
**colorful MM blossom and button kits

i am smiling now and not feeling so sorry for myself.
what can BROWN do for you???

Thursday, June 5, 2008

happiness is.....

...getting up in the morning, going to bed at night and doing what you want in between.
(my new motto!)
these fabulous words to live by come from the "Picnic" strip tease sheet from Cosmo Cricket. The cheery and colorful NEW "Hello Sunshine" line is in stock and sure to bring smiles!!

gifts galore! our NEW gift lines are arriving daily!
we are expanding our offerings here at arts & scraps with a fantastic array of unique gifts, cards, candles and collectibles.
(this process has proven to take much longer than initially anticipated)... but it is happening, slowly but surely!!
We are/will carry hard to find, truly unique gift items found only in the most cutest and funkiest of boutiques!! please remember us for all your gift giving needs!

slide boxes

gift books

very hard to lose key chains

life signs

just some of the latest happenings and findings...

be well,