Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Welcome Winter!

It seems like winter is finally here in south Texas. This is a layout I created with the Bo Bunny "Altitude" collection. The colors are wintry without using the traditional colors. There are also multiple choices for matching embellishments. The store is closed today and tomorrow (Dec 31-Jan 1)but will reopen on Friday.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New arrivals!

This collection of paper from American Crafts is really cool. Cardstock weight. One side is polka dot and the other is swirly. As you can tell from the photo, you have many color choices.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Great class!

We had two great classes at the store today!
Be sure to check out the class calendar for January 2015.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Upcoming Class

The last classes for 2014 will be Saturday, Dec 20. The former owner of Rusty Pickle will be in town to conduct two classes. Canvas Creation will be 10 AM to 12 noon. Participants will learn how to bind a book. Then from 1:00 - 4:00, Rustic Journey will be presented. This is a must for card makers and is one of his most popular classes. Each class is $40. Be sure to call the store to reserve your seat in advance.

Upcoming Store Hours

To spend time with family and friends, the store will be closed Dec 23 - 26 and Dec 31 - Jan 1.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Time is running out

Saturday is the last day to participate in the yellow bag sale. Be sure to qualify so you can come back next week and get even more bargains!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Fun day at the store

Small Business Saturday was a hit! Here is a photo of the really cute card we made during the Make 'n Take.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

December Events

Sat, Dec 6 Crop Night 4-11 PM $10 *** Fri, Dec 12 Crop Night 11-11 $15 Great opportunity to finish those last minute gifts! *** Sat, Dec 13 Graphic 45 Yearly Organizer class plus 4 cards $38

Friday, November 28, 2014

Small Business Saturday

Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday. Support your local scrapbook store!

Day After Black Friday

Don't forget to stop by the store on Saturday for a make n' take and for special discount pricing on select collections. There is also a 30% off bin of Sizzix and Cuttlebug product in the front of the store.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Holiday Hours and a big Saturday

The store will be closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. Saturday, Nov 29 is Small Business Saturday. The store will be open regular hours. Stop by and support your local scrapbook store and receive a canvas tote with any purchase. There will also be a free make 'n take beginning at 10 AM while supplies last. In addition, the store will have Day After Black Friday specials. You won't want to miss out on these great deals!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Mark your calendar....

The new Graphic 45 collection "Time to Flourish" will arrive on Tuesday, Nov 18. For best selection, stop by the store early. Here is a sneak peak at two of the papers.

New Bo Bunny is here!

There are three new Bo Bunny collections on the shelf. Plus lots of matching embellishments. "Rose Café" and "Star Crossed" are good all-occasion collections. "Altitude" is a purple/teal winter-themed collection. You could use it for Christmas photos or for a ski trip.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

New Class Announced

Set your calendar to Sunday, Nov 16 1:30 - 5 PM. Susan will be teaching a Maya Road Christmas Collage Shadow Box class. Fee is $35.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Upcoming Events

Tons of exciting events are happening at your local scrapbook store! Fri, Oct 24 Crop 11 AM - 11 PM $15 *** Sat, Oct 25 Vintage Lace Mobile 10-1 $35 * Shabby Chic Altered Book 1:30 - 6 $40 (Currently sold out- call the store to join the wait list) *** Sat, Nov 1 American Crafts rep will be here to teach! 10-12:30 Merry & Bright book $32 * 1-3:30 Create 3 layouts and 3 cards $25 * Take both classes and earn $5 store credit. *** Fri, Nov 7 Crop 11-11 $15 *** Sat, Nov 8 Crop 5-11 PM $10 Reserve a spot by Wed and earn $5 store credit. *** Sat, Nov 15 Scrapbooking Basics class 10-12 noon * Advent House class 12-4 * Crop 4 - 11 PM $10 *** Sun Nov 16 Sunday with Susan * Tues, Nov 18 Money Saving Sketches and Photoful with Tami $15 each class Fri, Nov 21 Crop 11 -11 $15

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Garage Sale Time!

The countdown has begun! The quarterly garage sale happens this Saturday at the store. Doors open one hour earlier at 9 AM. LOTS of great buys! (Remember the garage sale is cash only.) Hope to see you in a couple days!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Great class!

Mark, owner/artist of Deadbeat Designs, was here today teaching a super cute card using his stamps and dies.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Only a few seats left...

There are only a few seats left in Mark's Halloween Cascade card class this Sunday. Call the store if you want to join the fun!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Don't miss this...

Mark, artist/owner of Deadbeat Designs, will be teaching a class on Sunday, Oct 12 at the store. Be sure to register early as seats fill up quickly.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Upcoming Events

Lots of events are happening at our local store! Sept 20 Saturday crop 5 PM - midnight Reserve your place by Wednesday and receive $5 store credit. ** Sept 27 10:30 - 1 PM Triple Treat Halloween card class $27
Sept 27 1-3 PM Intro to Scrapbooking class ** Oct 11 Zentangle beginner 10-12:30 PM $35 Next Step class 2-4:30 $35 ** Oct 18 Garage Sale 9-5:30 Texana Designs FREE make n' take event ** Oct 25 10-1 Vintage Lace Mobile class $35

Sunday, September 14, 2014

New arrivals for Halloween

I fell in love with this Authentique Halloween collection. It includes skeletons and jack o' lanterns with moustaches. How cute!

Friday, September 5, 2014

CKC Weekend is here!

The biggest weekend of the year has finally arrived! It's CKC time. Susan has gone crazy picking out the newest and best paper crafting supplies. The store is FULL of goodies! The store will be open till 11 PM tonight and Saturday. Be sure to congratulate Susan on 7 years in business. How did we survive before The store opened? See you this weekend!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Flash Alert!

Just announced! The store will be open on Labor Day noon to 4 PM. This is a great time to pick up any pre-ordered merchandise.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Another Great Give-Away Announced

Beginning today, you can earn an entry into the Bo Bunny Madeleine tote give away. For every $50 of Bo Bunny merchandise purchased, you earn an entry into the drawing. The prize drawing will be Monday, Sept 8. Isn't this a cute tote? (If you like the tote, there is scrapbook paper that matches it!)

Friday, August 29, 2014

It's Here !!!!

The Bo Bunny and Graphic 45 orders have arrived! Yippee! Preorders have been set aside and are ready for pickup. Stop by soon as both these lines are very popular and will sell out quickly. (Don't forget the store will be closed Sunday AND Monday this week.)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

New product is here!

The store is bursting with new stuff! Paper collections from My Minds Eye and Bo Bunny are on the shelf. Deadbeat Designs Halloween stamps and dies are also here!

Crop Time!

Next week is CKC in San Marcos! There are only a few seats left in Friday night's crop 4-11 PM Sept 5. (Saturday is sold out) Be sure to reserve your space! Attendees will get 15% off your purchases, snacks, and doorprizes!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Upcoming Events

Sept 3 Karen Price from Craft Fantastic will be at the store for two exciting classes. Attendees will make a bracelet, necklace, and earrings in each class. Halloween Image Jewelry is 3:30 - 5 PM. Butterfly Image Jewelry is 6 -7:30 PM. Fee for each class is $28.
** Sept 4 6-8 PM Card class with Stephanie Barnard $30** Sept 5 and 6 Super Crop Nights **Stay tuned for news about an exciting slider card class on Sept 13. ** Sept 20 11-1 Free Make n' Take from Paper Wing Productions 1:30 -4 Friendship Foursome Card Class using Gelatos with Carey Avery $25

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


There are many new acrylic stamps that have made their way to the sale table - 40% off!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Crop Night

The store is hosting a crop on Friday, Aug 15. Please remember in order to earn the extra store credit, you need to reserve and pay for your seat by Wednesday. This is a great way to get out of the heat and check out all the new product in the store. New product arrives almost daily!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Big News!!

Start celebrating CKC weekend early! On Thursday, Sept 4 6-8 PM Sizzix artist Stephanie Bernard will be teaching a card class. You'll be crafting 3 fantastic cards. Class fee is $30. Be sure to reserve your seat early!

Friday, August 1, 2014

There's still room...

Still a few spaces left in tonight's crop! Tons of new product are arriving daily at the store. Be sure to stop by and check them out before they fly out the door. There is still time to get your name in on the exclusive Graphic 45 give-away. Drawing next Saturday, Aug 9.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Beat the Heat Crop

Is it time to get out of the heat and work on those craft projects? The store is hosting a crop night Friday, Aug 1. What a great way to start the month! Call the store to reserve your seat. You will get a personal table to crop at, access to the multiple fonts available on the die cut machine, and the opportunity to meet fellow paper crafters. See you Friday!

Monday, July 28, 2014

You won't want to miss this!

Beginning today (July 28) and through Sat, Aug 9, you can enter your name into a drawing to win a complete paper set from Graphic 45 "Raining Cats & Dogs". This means you will receive the collection BEFORE it goes on the shelves to the general public! Includes a 12 x 12 paper pad, 8 x 8 paper pad, 6 x 6 paper pad, ephemera pack, and sticker collections! Over $50 value! Your name will go into the drawing for every $50 purchase made during this time period. This is a really cute collection!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Upcoming Events

THANKS to all the shoppers who attended last Saturday's garage sale! Lots of great bargains! Lots of merchandise sold! Mark your calendar for Oct 18, the next garage sale date. Meanwhile, there are a few upcoming events at the store. Tuesday, July 22 Money Saving Sketches/ Photofull Saturday, July 26 Crop 11 AM - 11 PM $10 Be sure to reserve your seat in advance. Friday, Aug 1 Crop 11 AM - 11 PM $10

Friday, July 18, 2014

Garage Sale is here!!!

The tables are set up and FULL of stuff! The garage sale begins Saturday at 9 AM! Be there to check out ALL the stuff for sale! Lots of new sellers! LOTS of stuff! (All sales are cash only in the garage sale area.)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Christmas in July

Texana Designs has set up a Christmas in July display at the store with LOTS of new card samples. Texana will also host a FREE make n' take event this Saturday, July 19 9-11:30 AM at the store. And while you are at the store be sure to stop by the crafters' garage sale in the crop room running all day.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Garage Sale Time

This Saturday is another crafter's garage sale at the store. Lots of new vendors! Should be LOTS of merchandise! The doors open at 9 AM and the sale runs until 5:30 PM. Sales in the garage sale are CASH only. See you there!

Deadbeat has arrived!

The new Deadbeat Designs rubber stamps have arrived at the store. Really cute!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It's here!

The new Graphic 45 collections are in the store! Really cute!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

New classes added

Scrapbook Basics class will be offered again Monday, June 23 10-12 noon. If you missed today's Deadbeat Texas Sampler class, you can mark your calendar for Sunday July 13 1-4 PM.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

June Events

Fri, June 13 11 -11 Crop Night Be sure to reserve a seat in advance Sat, June 14 Zentangle Day Beginner Class 10 - 12:30 $35 Next Step Class 2-4:30 $35 Sat,June 21 Intro to Scrapbooking Class 10:30 - 12:30 Come learn how to preserve your photos while creating awesome artwork. Sat, June 21 1-4 $25 Texas Deadbeat Sampler Class Learn new techniques using Deadbeat Designs rubber stamps while creating a Texas-themed book.
Tues, June 24 Money Saving Sketches and Photofull. Sat, June 28 Fun with Faber-Castell with Carrie Avery 1-4 $25 Create 5 technique tags in this class.

Super Class!

Karen Burniston had a fabulous class!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Super Card Class

Artist Karen Burniston will be here June 7 11-2 to teach a card class using her dies. You will create 4 cards (see below). Super cute cards! Fee is $40.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Enjoy the holiday weekend!

Hope everyone is enjoying their long holiday weekend! The store will be open on Memorial Day. Be sure to check out the new Bo Bunny collections. Super cute and perfect for your summer layouts.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Texas Technique Class

Saturday, May 31 1-4 PM I will be teaching a technique class using Deadbeat Designs stamps. We will be dry embossing, heat embossing, making our own background paper, using vellum and acrylic, using masks, as well as using a die cutting machine and a Bind-It-All machine. Plus when you finish, you will have a cute souvenir book to keep!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Upcoming Events

Lots of exciting events this month! Sat, May 17 Vintage Wreath Class with Lisa $25 **** Sat, May 17 Saturday Night Crop 4 - 11 PM **** Fri, May 23 Artist Trading Block Class with Anita
Sat, May 24 Acrylic painting with Anita
Sat, May 31 Scrapbook Basics Class 10:30 - 12:30 $15 **** Sat, May 31 Texas Deadbeat Sampler Class 1 - 4 PM $25 Learn new techniques and creative ideas for using your Deadbeat Designs rubber stamps and dies.
Sat, June 7 Class with Karen Burniston 11-2:30 $40 **** Sun, June 8 Maya Road Cards with Susan

Monday, May 5, 2014

National Scrapbooking Month is off to a great start!

To celebrate National Scrapbooking Month, the store held a back to back crop. Attendees worked way into the night on Friday and then returned to work all day on Saturday. They enjoyed a tasty Honey Baked Ham sandwich delivered to their table so they did not even need to leave for lunch. Plus everyone left with a 48-page paper pack and many doorprizes. Be sure to watch the calendar for upcoming multi-day crops in the future.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Deadbeat Dies are here!

The store just received the latest dies from Deadbest Designs. This time they include the outline of Texas in 3 different sizes, a really COOL font image, and a three-part state image. Be sure to stop by the store before they sell out. Mark sent samples too so you can get some great ideas for your projects. (Don't forget about Saturday's SUPER crop! Includes lunch!)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Big weekend ahead...

There will be a Friday night crop as well as the big National Scrapbooking Month crop on Saturday. Friday is 11 AM to 11 PM! That's twelve hours! Saturday's event includes a Honey Baked Ham lunch! Be sure to sign up early to reserve a seat.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

National Scrapbooking Month

May is National Scrapbooking Month! Come celebrate at the store during the all-day crop Saturday, May 3 10:00 - 5:30. Cost is $15 which includes a Honey Baked Ham combo lunch. Please contact the store to reserve your table. This is the perfect time to finish those Easter layouts, make something for Mother's Day, or get ready for graduation.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Check these out...

As you can see below, the store has LOTS of stencils! I could not get all of them to fit in the camera frame.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Exciting Class this weekend

Friday, April 25 6-9 PM Flowers are Miracles Trinity Resist Tag $ 30 fee Saturday, April 26 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM Spring Queen mixed media project $ 45 fee These are both fabulous classes! PLUS there will be a drawing and one attendee in EACH class will be awarded $20 in Ranger product. (and you know the store just received a shipment of neon color embossing powders) Call the store to register for either or both classes.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

More New Product!

I just love the new Dylusions stamps. The hats are very chic!
Here are some of the new screens used for spray inks or for sponge dabbing ink onto your project.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

New Product on the Shelf

The new Basic Grey collections are here! You can get the paper and a cute embellishment packet that includes dies, journal cards, stickers, and alphabet letters.
This is the Kaiser Craft Honey Chai collection.
This is the Authentique Classique-Elegant collection.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Upcoming Events

Thanks to everyone who came out in the miserable weather to shop at the crafters' garage sale! The next sale will be July 19. Friday, April 11 11 AM - 11 PM Crop Day/Night Fee is $15. If you pay for your reservation by Wednesday, you receive $7 store credit to spend that night. Saturday, April 12 4 PM - 11 PM Crop Night Fee is $10. If you pay for your reservation by Wednesday, you receive $5 store credit to spend that night. Friday, April 25 6-9 PM Flowers are Miracles Trinity Resist Tag $ 30 fee Saturday, April 26 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM Spring Queen mixed media project $ 45 fee

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

More new stuff....

Look at this great line! It is "As You Wish" from Fancy Pants. The continents on the world map are done in fabric-type pattern. A really cool new look for your travel pages.
This is Fancy Pant's "Nautical" line. Some great summer-themed papers here.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Getting Ready for Easter?

Easter is just a few weeks away. The store has two great collections for all those family photos. The Authentique "Promise" collection is full of spring colors but also includes some patterns that are not obviously Easter. (Sorry for the glare from the sun.)
The Moxie "Easter-rific" collection is very bright and very Easter.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

More New Product

The store just received Simple Stories "Homespun" collection. This collection includes components for Snap binders.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Super great stamps...

Here is a super pretty card I created using one of the Deep Red stamps. As you can see, the store has many different designs to pick from. I think the artwork is kinda edgy.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

New Class Announced

Graphic 45 "Couture" class featuring a shutter card plus one other card Sat, March 29 3-5 PM $25

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bargain Bin

Be sure to check out the bargain bin when you go to the store. LOTS of new additions including some Graphic 45 paper. All at a discount! Also several stamp sets are now 40% off.

Great stamps!

I just made this card using one of the new Deep Red stamps. The paper is from the American Crafts Polka Dot Party collection. I used a strip of the rosette ribbon at the bottom. (Sorry- I have not figured out how to rotate the image!)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Check your calendars!

The month of March is off to a busy start! There are lots of classes available to stir your creativity. March 10-14 is Spring Break! The crop room will be open so feel free to bring your projects and get some work done. Sat, March 15 10:30 - 12:30 Intro to scrapbooking class Sat, March 15 1:30-3:30 Spring Card class featuring "card in a box" technique Sat March 22 11-3 Shabby Chic Wreath class Sat March 22 4-11 Crop Night! Sat March 29 11-3 Vintage Bottle class Sun Apr 6 1:30-4:30 Spring card class $28 Sat Apr 12 1-6 Travel Book class Call or stop by the store to reserve your seat in these great classes!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Super Class!

The first of Anita Houston's classes just finished. Boy, was it great!
She really shared how to use so many Ranger products. Plus there were doorprizes! Don't forget that she will have another class on Saturday, March 1 10:30 - 3:30 "Inking Across Texas." You can contact the store when it opens (10:00 AM) to see about joining the class. Look at her fabulous artwork samples below!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Don't Miss Out...

There are still a few seats left in the awesome classes Friday night and Saturday. Photos of the projects are posted on this blog. (scroll down) Anita Houston is a super talented artist!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Super great addition to the store!

Wow! The new CHA products are arriving daily at the store. I found this terrific new line of stamps- Deep Red. The artwork is very interesting ranging from floral to vintage to steampunk. Even some Alice in Wonderland- themed designs. I'll be sure to post whatever I create with the stamps I picked up this week.
(Sorry about the photo orientation. It is not rotated on my computer screen but certainly is here on the blog. I guess this as a chance to stretch your neck.)