Saturday, February 28, 2009

altered antique windows

take a peek at these marvelous altered windows from our workshop this afternoon.
great job ladies!!


now shipping from Pink Paislee...the Fascinating line.
due to arrive in store next week.

what a fabulous collection eh!?
we'll be using this new line in our March clear view workshop (we only have a couple seats remaining...if you are interested in joining us for this class please call the store to reserve a seat 360.254.6021.)
workshop details....
3/14- 2:30 to 5:00 . . . clear view books…. our exclusive clear view class. We will create a beautiful mixed-media book using acrylic, chipboard and canvas pages. This book will have an open theme so you can use it for any occasion. Simply add your photos and journaling! We will be using our NEW 2009 paper lines and embellishments. Cost for this workshop: $40.00. ($20= book, $20= class).

have a great weekend,

Friday, February 27, 2009

randomness is good....

we received very random treasures today!!
check it out...

bling...always good!
lovely colored and nicely priced bling...even better!
these bling borders come in multiple sized gems in fabulous hues. self adhesive perfect to cut apart for small lines of impact on titles and book covers. make frames around anything and everything or connect along the entire border of a page. nifty!

typewriter keys...a tough treasure to find! however we are always on the look out and scooped these up to share! think; book & page titles, jewelry pieces, altered art creations and the like.

1.5" book rings are a hot commodity! our local officey stores carry 1"..not quite big enough...or 2", way too big. The perfect size?? 1.5". Tough to find indeed. So we just ordered in 500!!
1.5" is the perfect size for acrylic clear view books, chipboard creations and our ever popular flip calendars!! time to stock up!

keys, keys, keys...mystery keys! attach with philosophy tags or word tokens to relay a whimsical message...and at only .25 each you can add a touch of whimsy to every project!

March workshop schedule

March 2009 news and happenings…
workshop descriptions, dates and times . . .

3/7- 2:30 to 5:30. . . altered book home art…more with altered books… these little works of art are so fun to create and even more fun to share! We will craft 2 art pieces using old books. One is a hanging piece, the other a standing piece. We’ll incorporate a few of the techniques from our altered book workshop and a couple new surprises as well!! (These make super neato gifts without all the work of the altered books we made last month!!)
Cost for this workshop: $40.00.

3/14- 11:30 to 1:30 . . . spinner card set… another installment in our spinner creations. This time we are incorporating the NEW gypsy market paper and accessories. Card themes will be open ended to place on your spinner anywhere! We’ll craft 8-10 cards. Cost for this workshop: $25.00 (previous spinner class attendees) $65.00 1st time attendees (this price includes a $40.00 4x6 spinner w/ extra insert cards!)

3/14- 2:30 to 5:00 . . . clear view books…. our exclusive clear view class. We will create a beautiful mixed-media book using acrylic, chipboard and canvas pages. This book will have an open theme so you can use it for any occasion. Simply add your photos and journaling! We will be using our NEW 2009 paper lines and embellishments. Cost for this workshop: $40.00. ($20= book, $20= class).

3/21- 11:30 to 1:30 . . . layered books with display stand… everyone is loving these!! The perfect way to display your scrap artwork for the whole world to see! We’ll design a fabulously fun graduated layered board book, then we’ll show you how to hang it from a divinely classy stand for displaying!! The best thing about this project is that you can change your display anytime; make new books for the changing seasons, holidays or your family's special celebrations. Cost for this workshop is $35.00. (price includes the super classy stand!)

3/21- 2:30 to 5:30 . . . house and home books. . . .a lovely layered book featuring a “home” theme. The layers of this book include houses, trees and windows! A feast for the eyes, full of texture and dimension! Create this piece then fill with whatever you please….family photos, a big move or remodel, family gatherings, etc..
Cost for this workshop: $35.00.

3/28- 11:30 to top 10 book….. using the brand new, super neato 7 gypsies top ten board kits we’ll create a countdown book that you can add photos, journaling and keepsakes to track your own top 10 …whatever! “10 favorites”, “10 things I love about you”, “10 years and counting…”, think of a theme and simply add pics! Fun!! Cost for this workshop: $25.00.

3/28- 2:30 to 4:30...fancy purse keepsake book. . . another very fun kit project. Transform a plain chipboard purse/accordion book kit into the cutest keepsake! Make a fabulous memory of anything “girly”, make a great girlfriend gift, even makes for fancy home décor! Cost for this workshop: $25.00.

**please note: CLASS POLICY- pre-registration is required. A pre-paid/non-refundable registration fee of $10.00 per class is required upon sign-up. This fee will be applied to the class fee paid the day of class. If for any reason arts & scraps must cancel a workshop this registration fee will be reimbursed.
**all supplies are provided however a mini-class kit of your own may come in handy as many of our provided supplies are shared amongst the entire class. Suggested supplies to bring: your favorite adhesive, bone folder, paper trimmer, scissors, ink pads.

other upcoming events:
Our 6th anniversary Spring tea party event!!!
April 17th and 18th
mark your calendars and plan to join us for loads of Springtime fun!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

altered window workshop

our altered antique window frame workshop (one of our most requested classes!) is this Saturday and we still have 2 open seats for this unique workshop!! if you are interested in joining us please give us a call. (this will be the last time until next Fall this workshop will be offered). see workshop details below.

2/28- 11:30 to 2:00 . . . antique window frames….a fabulous piece for your home. you will want to make one for yourself and everyone on your gift list!! we'll take a vintage window panel, decorate and embellish with papers, photos, trinkets and keepsakes for a beautiful finished work of art. Cost for this workshop is $75.00. (price includes an antique window panel. **due to the nature of antiques…windows will vary. ) please bring 3-7 black and white or sepia toned photos to work with and have a color scheme in mind to match your home décor.
call to reserve your seat today...360.254.6021

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

gypsy joy

the much anticipated gypsy market accessories arrived today.
coordinating abc chipboard, brads, photo spinner cards, transparencies, tag packs, flocked papers, big 'ol book turns, ephemera packs, gaffer tapes, and more, more, more! we were selling these treasures before we could even take them out of the boxes...come in quick for the best selection of these fabulous NEW gypsy items.

our favorite all-time best selling scent...Positano...
votives and diffusers in stock! (if only we had smell-a-blog!)

new travel stickers, rubons and other miscellany...super fun!!

March workshops...

our March workshop calendar is partially up!
(check out the schedule by clicking our link here on this page.)
more classes to come...but see what we have so far. a few favorites and some all NEW offerings as well. (our workshops sell out to reserve your seat today!)

soldering workshop...don't miss it!

have you ever wanted to learn the cool art of soldering??
this Saturday you can!!
join us for this super fun workshop for all the soldering basics...
-cut your own glass!
-create a mini collage!
-craft a unique art jewelry piece!
-don't burn your fingers!

it'll be so much fun!!!
call to reserve your seat today....360.254.6021

workshop details....
2/28- 2:30 to 6:00 . . . soldering basics…. learn how to solder your very own altered jewelry pieces! We’ll provide all you need to make a keepsake soldered necklace. No experience is necessary. We will show you how to cut glass, create collage design and solder it all together. Please bring gloves & safety glasses, you may also bring tiny personal art pieces, photos, papers for collage. Cost for this workshop is $40.00.

nifty new scallops

check out these nifty new double-sided scallop edged cardstocks!
what's not to love???
*they go with everything
*they add pizzazz to boring ol' straight edge pages
*the color choices are fab and 2 in 1!!
*and they are only $1.25 each!

we are lovin these!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

fabulous treasures old and new....

new arrivals and found treasures abound!
our NEW Jenni Bowlin items arrived (finally!) today.
the Farmer's Wife collection includes; chipboard buttons, rhinestone buttons, journaling cards, patterned papers, cardstock alphas, label strip stickers...and we have replenshied our stock of tickets, bingo cards and favorite jbs papers (vintage black vine, black ledger, etc...)

we have also been busy gathering marvelous vintage trinkets and finds.
*simply splendid escutcheons, label holders, hinges and junque.
*classic multi pane windows
*antique sheet music and other nifty ephemera.
*cool little date stampers.
*and mini luggage is back!

come see us soon and see all the new/old fabulousness!!