Saturday, January 31, 2009

more CHAring.....(CHA + sharing..haha)

so we've been teasing with bits and pieces of our CHA finds.
amongst our teases we gave a snippet of Cosmo Cricket (one piece of paper I think) and that must of genereated a gazillion emails!!
so let me put you all at ease....
yes we ordered the complete lines of...Snorkel, Girl Friday and lil' man. (woohoo)

and without further ado...YES! we ordered the Spinner Cards!!!! how could we possible pass these by....just look how fun they are!
please note: as with all good things we have to wait. they are not shipping yet (the new papers are on the way!) but we will let you know the day the spin is in!!

more to come....enjoy!

Friday, January 30, 2009

more CHA findings and favorites....

earlier this week we gave you a little peek into our CHA findings...

here's a bit more to wet your whistle!
we found a number of fun new lines at this show....

these paper designs are from Bella Blvd. sweet, bold and very fun!
we mentioned the look and feel of the show this year....did we mention trees?? trees are a huge theme in design. trees and birds! so many fabulous bird patterns.

these papers are from Glitz. another new line we discovered. we just couldn't resist the graphic patterns and super-cool color combinations.

and one more peek....Paper Trunk is a green company with eco friendly products. Their paper is made with wind-generated electricity and 3% PCW. The designs are printed
with vegetable based ink making the cardstock safe for your memories and the environment! how cool is that!

we hope you're enjoying our little peeks at what's to come,
there's plenty more on the way and we'll of course keep you posted!
be well, be light,
denise, lynette, meleah and lisa

February Workshop Schedule is up!

click on our calendar link to view February happenings.
a great line-up of not to miss workshops awaits!!

February is altered art month

you ask...we listen..and deliver!
so many of you love the arts & scraps altered art style and have asked us to share our designs and techniques in workshop formats. We have offered a variety of altered art classes in the past...but for the month of February we are going all out!!
all month long we are offering altered, collage style art workshops.

the first altered art class we would like tell you about is our mini art shrine class....
mini art shrines are super fun to craft and share!
take a peek at a few interpretations of the art shrine medium.

**(please note- these photos are not an actual class model, rather a sampling of the shrine art medium)

workshop details:
2/21- 11:30 to 2:00. . . diminutive art shrines…these little works of art are so fun to create and even more fun to share! You will need to gather photos of you, family and/or friends (vintage images work sure to shrink down in size and print in black and white or sepia tones) also bring small trinkets, scraps, bits and pieces to use to decorate your shrine. (this is a must, not optional!!) we will construct a mini shadowboxish piece of art using many collage, layering and aging techniques. Check out this link for sample pics to get a true idea of how cool these projects are! Cost for this workshop: $30.00.

check out the entire February schedule by visiting our calendar link.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

spinner workshop details

our spinners are getting nice and full!
the next workshop will be held February 14th.
please see details below....

2/14- 11:30 to 1:30 . . . spinner card set… another installment in our spinner creations...this set features a family/home theme. We’ll also incorporate a couple winter month holidays as well. make 8-10 cards.
cost:$25.00 (previous spinner class attendees)
cost:$60.00 1st time attendees (this price includes a $40.00 4x6 spinner w/ extra insert cards!)

give us a call to reserve your seat as this class sells out fast!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

the gypsies are on the ball!

CHA just ended yesterday...and we already have a partial order on our shelves from the 7 gypsies! gotta love that!
check out this gorgeous paper...(12 new designs in all)...

and new stickers to match!
one is a fabulous set of "teen" theme 97% stickers (sweet!), a set of coordinating tags and titles stickers...and we thought we would throw in the new "gypsy" sticker sheet (even though we have had this sticker in for a bit) as it matches this new paper line perfectly!

drop in to see us soon...and check out what's new!

CHA ordering hoopla!

we have been busy, busy bees with all the CHA 2009 new finds!!
we have ordered all the latest and greatest and it will soon be adorning our shelves!
The look of the show this year was full of bold & bright, to deep, saturated color. There were tons of cool and funky retro patterns, a fun nostalgic feel! Texture was everywhere! From actual "feel" to simply the "look" of texture. We just can not wait to get these fabulous supplies in our eager, little, designing hands!!
here's a sneak peek at a few of our favorites....

Crate Paper...

Scenic Route...

Cosmo Cricket...

7 gypsies...

Fancy Pants Designs...

stay tuned for more sneak previews...and news on NEW arrivals!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

he said...she said

get the real story...the whole story, in this super cute keepsake!

inside pages offer he and she spaces for journaling... favorite "together" memory
...what made me fall in love with her/him
...what I still love about her/him favorite photo of us....why? favorite photo of her/him..why?
...when I first saw her/him.. I......
and so much more!

one side opens to reveal his story, then flip to the other side to reveal her story!
this 2-in-one, clever keepsake has so many possibilities....
-make for you and your sweetheart
-create one for your parents or your kids
-makes a unique gift for a new couple
-or makes a wonderful milestone anniversary gift

you won't want to miss this workshop to learn how to craft these endearing momentos!
the details.......
1/31- 3:00 to 5:30 . . . he said, she said keepsake: create just in time to fill in by Valentine's Day to share with your sweetie! this unique book has a boy side and a girl side...get his story on one side and then the real...I am mean your story on the other side. this cute and fun keepsake will be a favorite to look back on for years to come. cost for this workshop is: $30.00. please bring photos if, youth and mature shots of he and she if available...not necessary but nice to have.
call today to register...360.254.6021

Thursday, January 15, 2009 update

those of you taking our 4x6 spinner series...we just received a re-stock order of spinner supplies!

we are well stocked on all things 7 gypsies!
4x6 pages, pockets, black tabbbed refill pages, chipboard refill pages, calendar pages, office pages, notch punches, 97% stickers, paper fasteners, slipcover sleeves, etc!

we have also replenished the fabulous Savannah line...those of you awaiting chip abc! ribbon, brads, gaffer tape, ring bling and paper...all in stock! woohoo. see you soon!