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 $17.00...blog acess is FREE (with the purchase of a kit).

ginormous gypsy shipment..new 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.....