Saturday, December 31, 2011

January Calendar Announced

Happy New Year! There are many upcoming events planned at the store.

Sat, Jan 7 4-11 PM Crop Night
Reserve your seat in advance for $10 and receive $7 store credit to spend that night.

Sun, Jan 8 Introduction to Scrapbooking Class 1-3 PM $15 fee
Bring 3-5 photos and leave with a completed 12x12 layout. Plus receive $5 store credit to spend at the store.

Sat, Jan 14 Paper Crafters' Garage Sale in the crop room
Store opens early at 9AM for the sale. Cash only sales in the crop room. This is a great way to pick up some treasures for very little cash.

Sun, Jan 15 1-3PM $17 Lisa continues the Tim's Techniques class series.

Fri, Jan 20 4-11 PM Crop Night

Fri, Jan 27 4-11 PM Crop Night

Sun, Jan 29 2 PM $25 Join the Gecko Galz for an exclusive Valentine card workshop.

Sat, Feb 4 2-4PM $25 Intro to Valentine's Cardmaking. Learn how to create the tri-fold card, explore stamping techniques, and explore heat embossing while creating 3 cards in this workshop.

Be sure to stop by the store to reserve your seat in any of these classes. Make 2012 your most creative year yet!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Holiday Store Hours

Just a reminder: The store will be closed Saturday, Dec 31 and Sunday, January 1.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Season's greetings to all our loyal customers! Friday, Dec 23 is your last chance to pick up any last minute craft items. The store will be closed Saturday and Sunday, Dec 24 and 25. The store will reopen at 9:30 on Dec 26.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Looking for a shower idea?

Over the past couple of months, several hostesses have chosen to host bridal or baby showers at the store. What a great idea! The crop room is closed for your exclusive use. You can bring whatever refreshments you'd like to serve. Guests can create a scrapbook page for the honoree while enjoying the festivities. The honoree leaves with a complete album ready for all those photos. Contact the store for more details and to check the calendar for availability.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Holiday Store Hours

The store will be closed Dec 24/25 and reopen regular hours on Monday, Dec 26.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Another Gift Idea

If you are looking for more handmade gift ideas, read on. If you loved the Gecko Galz project but were too busy to attend the class, you're in luck. The store has 3 class kits to sell at this time for $35 each. As you can see in the photo, the kit makes a really cute Christmas gift.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Updated list of classes

Here is the current class listing:

Sat, Dec 10 10:00 - 1:00 Holiday Cone & Tag class $20
Sat, Dec 10 10:00 - 1:00 Pretty Paper Lady $35
Sat, Dec 10 1-4 PM Holiday ATC Tray $35 There's only one seat left!

Sun, Jan 8 1-3 PM Intro to Scrapbooking $15
This is the perfect chance to learn more about this hobby in a fun setting. Bring 3-5 photos and leave with a completed layout! Plus you will receive $5 store credit to buy more goodies.

Sat, Jan 14 9 AM Papercrafters Quarterly Garage Sale

Sun, Jan 15 Lisa will resume the Tim's Techniques with a Twist series. $17

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December Crops Announced

If you're planning on making some Christmas cards this season, you might want to attend an upcoming crop. You'll have a spacious area to work and the availability of supplies should you run out. (It never fails when I work on a project at home that I realize I have forgotten something.) Reserve your seat by prepaying the $10 fee and receive $7 store credit to spend that night. Crops are scheduled for Dec 9, Dec 10, and Dec 17.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Great card ideas

I needed to donate an item for a silent auction and I decided to create some original Christmas cards. I think they turned out cute. I used Dead Beat Design and Texana stamps. I created these from 5 sheets of American Crafts "Dear Lizzy Christmas" cardstock and two packages of embellishments. I still have lots of embellishments and paper left to make more cards. (If you receive one, act surprised and pretend you did not read this.) I wish the photos turned out better but lighting is hard to achieve at midnight.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

New DBD stamps

Another order of Dead Beat Designs rubber stamps has arrived at the store. I am enclosing some of my favorite card samples. Mark has again created a great armadillo Christmas concept. Be sure to look for the sample at the store. I bought this Texas ornament stamp myself. It looks great heat embossed in gold. The fireworks stamps we bought in July can be utilized for a great New Year's card like the sample below. These were heat embossed. Mark has also created some nice sympathy messages as shown in the last photo.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Gift Idea

I just finished a birthday gift for an 18 year-old male. I was looking for something manly. To save time, I bought a note card/envelope set in hunter green. I embossed his initials on the note card and the envelope flap in pewter. I used the Just-Rite Special Occasions stamp set. It comes with interchangeable alphabet letters and themed borders. Now, time to get to the post office to get them in the mail!

Friday, November 25, 2011

New Classes Announced

Get your calendar out now and start saving the dates for some exciting new classes at the store.

Tues, Nov 29 Photo Full with Tami 10 -12 noon $15
Tues, Nov 29 Money Saving Sketches 1-3 PM $15

Sat, Dec 3 10:30 -2 Free Make n Take with Jimmye Sue. Stop by for the trunk sale of her new designs.

Sat, Dec 3 2:30 - 4 Holiday Cone & Tags class $20
Sun, Dec 4 1:30-5:30 Pretty Paper Doll- Paris $35
Sun, Dec 4 1-4 Believe Tag Decor Class with Amy $25
This is a great class to take if you need a homemade gift this season. In just 3 hours, you'll have a beautiful gift!
Sat, Dec 10 1-4 Merry Ol' Christmas Altered ATC Tray $35
This is another great class if you need to create a gift.
Sun, Dec 11 Tim Techniques $17

Let the Sales begin...

Black Friday has arrived. The store is offering Black Friday Specials all weekend long. Stop by to take advantage of the savings! Normal store hours are in effect.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Last card swap for 2011

Gosh, the year has flown by. We are just beginning the last card swap of the year. Finished cards are due by noon on Dec 3. Here are some photos from the card swap we just completed. I love getting all these great card ideas!

Thanksgiving Week Store Hours

The store will be closed Thanksgiving Day. If you plan on crafting after your turkey dinner, plan ahead to get your supplies before Thursday. The store will be open regular hours beginning Friday morning. Black Friday specials will be in effect from Friday 9:30 AM through Sunday, Nov 27.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Upcoming class

There are just a couple seats left in the Nov 27 Gecko Galz Christmas ornament class. A photo of the project was posted on the Oct 30 blog post. Call or stop by the store to claim one of those seats.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

More New Product

The store is now carrying Sizzix embossing folders. For those of you already stocked up with Cuttlebug folders, there are some unusual designs available through Basic Grey. Also, the Tim Holtz products have a new home. They have moved into their own aisle so you have lots of room to look at the product.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

New Shipment has arrived!

The new Christmas rubber stamps from Dead Beat Designs have arrived at the store. There are a number of new holiday designs. The artist has created a series of Texas-themed tags to show how cute these can be. Be sure to stop by the store before they sell out!
I really love this design. It incorporates all the symbols of Texas in a perfect Christmas motif. This sample is inked in various colors. It also looks great heat embossed in a single color.

Card Swap News

The last two card swaps for 2011 have been announced. Details are available in the store. I thought you would enjoy seeing a few of the beautiful cards that have been swapped recently. (In case I forget, happy Thanksgiving to everyone.)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Upcoming Events for November

Friday, Nov 4 4-11 PM Crop night

Sun, Nov 6 1:30-5:30 PM Pretty Paper Doll Canvas Art with Barbara $35

Sat, Nov 12 10:30 - 12 Candle Stamping with Tami $20
Sat, Nov 12 1:00 Holiday Treat Holders with Jackie. Create one of the designs below. $10

Sun, Nov 13 Tim's Technique Class 1-3 PM $17

Sun, Nov 27 1-2 PM Make n' Take with the Gecko Galz

Sun, Nov 27 2-5 PM Deck the Halls Ornament class $45 The Gecko Galz will return to teach a fabulous class. All attendees receive a free gift. Seats are extremely limited so make your reservation early.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Interested in Christmas cards?

The Gecko Galz will be at the store on Sunday afternoon teaching a Christmas card workshop. The fee is only $25 to create 6 cards! Great deal. Experiment with some new products and leave with some cards ready to mail out in December.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Crop this Saturday!

It's time to start working on those Christmas cards! You know the weeks will fly by and it will be Dec 1 and then you'll wish you had finished all your cards in October. The store has tons of Christmas paper to pick from. It's time to get creative! The crop will run 4 - 11 PM on Saturday, Oct 22. Call the store to reserve your seat in advance.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Copic Class next weekend

There is still time to sign up for Copic 202 on Oct 22 from 1:00 - 3:30. Joyce will show you how to further develop your Copic techniques. Be sure to call the store to reserve a seat.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Countdown to Savings!

The countdown to the garage sale is on! Only 15 hours left to wonderful savings! The doors open at 9 AM sharp. (Yes, shoppers line up before 9) All sales in the garage sale area are cash only. This is a great chance to pick up some discounts. Many items have never been used. See you Saturday!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Come crop with us!

The next crop at the store will be Saturday, Oct 22 4-11 PM. Cost is $10 pre-paid with a store credit of $7 to spend that night. Be sure to contact the store to reserve your seat. (Have you started your holiday cards yet? This is the perfect time to get away from the house and get down to some serious cropping.)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Garage Sale

The next crafters' garage sale will be Sat, Oct 15 9:00. If you have excess "stuff" you'd like to sell, contact the store to obtain a vendor number. It's easy!

Mark your calendars to be at the store promptly at 9:00 that morning to get the best deals if you plan to shop. Sales are cash only.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Next Crop Approaching

Come join the group this Saturday night, Oct 1, for the next crop. The event runs 4-11 PM. Cost is $10 pre-paid with a $7 store credit to spend that night. This is the perfect time to get started on your Christmas cards before it is too late.

More Classes Announced

Saturday, Oct 1 Beginning Cricut 10 - 12:30 $25
Advanced Cricut 1 - 3:30 $25

Sunday, Oct 9 Autumn Splendor 1:30 - 3:30 $20
Susan Casto will share her talents with Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps.

Saturday, Oct 8 Alcohol Ink with polymer clay 10:30 - 12:30 $20
Copic 101 (Includes making 2 cards) 1:30 - 3:30 $20

Saturday, Oct 22 Copic 202 1 - 3:30 $20

If you're interested in any of these classes, call or stop by the store to reserve your seat. Some of the classes do have a maximum limit.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

More Upcoming Classes

Sunday, Oct 16 Lisa will kick off a series of classes "Tim Techniques with a Twist." Class fee is $17.

Sunday, Oct 23 1-3 PM Create an Advent calendar with Monique.

Sunday, Oct 30 The Gecko Galz will teach their Silver & Gold class- creating 6 Christmas cards. $25

And don't forget the fabulous crafters' garage sale on Saturday, Oct 15. Perfect time to sell your excess supplies or find some great bargains.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Upcoming Events

I can't wait till tomorrow! The store is open special hours this weekend- Saturday 8:30 AM - 1 AM and Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM. On Saturday, Tami will be at the store 4-6 PM hosting a Make 'n Take for $1 fee. The crop is Saturday night until 1 AM. Yippee! Maybe I can get some progress achieved on my 2008 vacation photos.

On Sunday, the Gecko Galz will host a free Make 'n Take 1-2 PM. Their Cowgirl Tag book class starts at 2 PM. Fee is $45. There are still a few seats available.

You'll want to stop by the store to check out these events. Plus, the Christmas Anna Griffin collection and the Prima vintage collection have arrived. Both are gorgeous and will not last long on the shelf.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Big Plans for the weekend

There is still time to register for the "Fall Back into "Scrappin" crops scheduled for the weekend. On both Friday and Saturday 6PM - 1AM, you can enjoy working in the crop room at the store. You'll have plenty of room to work as well as enjoying snacks, games, and prizes. (And you know the games are fun!) Also, Tami will be at the store Saturday afternoon doing a Make 'n Take project.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Great new product

The store recently received a new product- Sparkle Fibers. They come in a variety of colors and are like glitter except they are slender fibers instead of metallic squares. Lots of glitter results. You adhere them with glue or tape runner just like glitter. Jane made this card and used blue fibers to decorate the spots on the butterfly.
Ginger used opalescent fibers around the edge of the tag on this card.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

More things in store...

Besides hosting two crops next weekend, the store has announced that Tami will be hosting a make 'n take on the afternoon of Sept 17. Fee is just $1. Everyone will be making an acrylic Christmas ornament incorporating Smooch spray. Be sure to stop by the store that afternoon!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Great gift idea

I recently completed a mini album as a bridal shower gift. The bride now has a ready-made album. She just needs to add the photos. I used a variety of paper from the store including the resist heart design cardstock, the embossed white flower pattern cardstock, and the white dotted swiss. I also used some of the BoBunny Olivia collection. The bride's colors are cobalt blue and orange. I think it turned out nice.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Crops announced

The next store crop will be Friday, Sept 9 4-11 PM. Cost is just $10.

Sept 16 and Sept 17 will mark the "Fall back into 'Scrappin" crops. The kids are back in school. The holidays are approaching. NOW is the time to get back into your scrapbook materials and finish up all the vacation photos. Each night from 6 PM to 1 AM, the store will host a crop. There will be snacks, games, and prizes. Fee is just $20 per night for your own work table and access to the store dies and punches. What a deal!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Labor-free Crop

Celebrate the Labor Day weekend on Saturday, Sept 3 at the "Labor-free crop." Leave the kids and the housework labor at home and enjoy spending time crafting. This will be an all-day crop from 10 AM to midnight for a fee of $20. Great deal!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Come Crop with Us!

Saturday, Aug 27 will be the final crop of the summer. Come join your friends at the store from 4-11 PM and enjoy an evening of fun. Fee is $10. Call the store or stop by to ensure you have a seat.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Great prices

The store just received a huge shipment of Reminisce paper. I created a Halloween layout using 3 sheets of paper and some ribbon and the total cost was under $3! The paper included some great artwork so little embellishment was needed. The sample is on display at the front of the store. Stop by and check out the terrific deals.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

More crops announced

There are just a few more seats available in the 3:00 Deadbeat Design class this Saturday, Aug 13. Every attendee will receive a FREE Deadbeat Design stamp to take home plus complete 3 projects! (Plus get to meet this amazing artist.)

Saturday Aug 13 6 PM - midnight crop $7

Friday Aug 19 11AM - 11PM All day crop $15

Saturday, Aug 20 Back to School Crop 10AM - midnight $30 (includes a fabulous supper)

These will be the only crops scheduled for the month of August. Please call or stop by the store to reserve your seat.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Back to School Crop

The store is sponsoring a Back to School Crop Saturday, Aug 20 10 AM to 11 PM. Supper is included in the crop fee. (Past attendees will vouch that the food is outstanding!) Get out of the heat and try to catch up on your projects before you get busy with all the school schedules.

New Classes Announced

Sunday, Aug 14 Gabrielle chipboard book 1-5:30 $35

Sunday, Aug 28 Ooh-la-la mini book with the Gecko Galz 2-5PM $35

Sun, Sept 18 Cowgirl Tag Book with the Gecko Galz 2-5PM

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Upcoming crop

Celebrate the end of July with us this Saturday night at the crop 4 - 11 PM. Hopefully you will be able to get out of the rain and crop in comfort. (Keep your fingers crossed - my grass needs some moisture quick.) Call the store to reserve your seat before the crop fills up. (I can't believe August is almost here. Where did the summer go?)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Card swap

Here are a couple of the cards exchanged in the latest card swap. It's easy to join. Send me an e-mail at so you can be added to the distribution list. A new swap is announced every two weeks.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Crop announced

The store is hosting a crop 4-11 PM on Saturday, July 23. Call or stop by the store to reserve a seat!

Monday, July 18, 2011

New stamps arrived!

The store now has rubber cling stamps that match the Graphic 45 Magic of Oz paper collection. There are 3 choices to consider. Very cute!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Garage sale reminder

This Saturday, July 16, is the quarterly garage sale at the store. Doors open at 9 AM. Sales are CASH only. Get there early for best deals!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

You know you're a scrapbooker....

You know you've become hooked when you go to the mall, see a cute outfit, and your first thought is.... wouldn't that be a great scrapbook paper pattern. Feel free to add your experiences!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sunday Events at the Store

The next scrapbook basics class is tomorrow, Sunday, July 10 1-3 PM. Fee is $10. Attendees are asked to bring 3-5 photos to use to create their own 12 x 12 layout. You will also receive $5 store credit to spend on additional supplies to take home with you.

From 2-3 PM, the store is sponsoring a FREE stamping demo in the front of the store. Stop by and learn some new techniques.

Friday, July 8, 2011

July classes

Lots of great classes are happening this month!
Saturday, July 23 1-3:30 PM Copics class $20
Learn more about these great markers.

Saturday, July 30 10-12:30 Christmas wall hanging $28

Saturday, July 30 1-4 PM Christmas paper garland $38

Sunday, July 31 2-5 PM Under the Sea with the Gecko Galz $25
Complete this wood storage box and 6 cards with an ocean theme.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

More new product

The store just received the Melissa Frances "5th Avenue" collection of paper and embellishments. This is the great vintage paper that Lisa used on her cigar box project. Very vintage!

The "Beat the Heat" crop is approaching (Friday - Saturday). Contact the store to reserve your seat. Supper is provided both days.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Fourth of July plans

The store will be closed Monday, July 4, 2011.

SEI has arrived!

The store just received several NEW collections from SEI. This is the company that has fabulous foiled and glitter embossed paper. There are many metal embellishments also. SEI has always been a favorite of mine.

To make room for all the new SEI paper, many papers have now been transferred to the bargain bin. Stop by and check out the bargains!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Come crop with Us!

The store is hosting a holiday weekend crop this Friday, July 1 4 PM to midnight. The tourists are in town and it's hot outside so this is a great time to get away from it all and work on your projects. Fee is $7. Call the store or stop by to reserve your seat.

Monday, June 27, 2011

July classes announced

Sunday July 10 1 -3 PM Intro to Scrapbooking class $10 fee
If you want to explore ways to preserve family memories, this is the class for you. Learn the basics of design and complete your own 12x12 layout. Class attendees also receive $5 store credit.

Sunday July 10 3-5 PM Magic of Oz card class $20 fee
If you have admired the new Graphic 45 collection, this is your chance to create 4 cards using this paper line as well as some off-beat Oz rubber stamps. (Be prepared to poke some fun at this classic story.) You will receive a supply list when you register for this class.