Friday, June 27, 2008

July Calendar

July Calendar is here. I have copies in the store for you to pick up if you have problems reading this. You can also email me at if you would like me to send you a printable copy.

Creative CafĂ©’ is here with new layouts weekly.
Fee $3 all packed and ready to go.

TGIF & Ladies Night Crops – We’ll be cropping every Friday and Saturday night from 6-midnight. Dinner and dessert will be served. Fee $15

Intro to PhotoShop Elements 5 - 1 page – This class will teach you the basic steps involved with creating your first digital layout. Please bring at least one digital photo with you on disc or memory card. You will leave with your first 12 x 12 digital layout. Fee $20

Great Impressions Stamp of the Month card class – Join Susan as she makes 4 of this months’ stamp of the month cards from this board. Her exact cards will be available in the store to see after July 12th. You will learn wonderful coloring techniques. Fee $20

Make 8 scrapbook pages using Scenic Route’s Grafton line. Join Gina as she shows you how to create 8 bright cheery pages and still have embellishments left over. Fee $26 The class date is actually July 29th from 6-8 PM.

My Word Beach Album from Bo Bunny – This fast paced class will teach you how to cover and embellish a TRAVEL word album. Perfect Coffee Table brag book. Fee $28

Basic Grey Obscure Travel Album - You will make a fun 6x12 graduated chipboard album using Basic Grey’s Obscure line. This class will be a fast paced class using an exacto knife, paper trimmer and strong adhesive. Fee $27

Scrapping 101- Join Gina for this beginners class and learn the basics to page design and color selection. Bring 5-8 photo and make 2 great pages. Fee $12

Lucky Star Mini Album – This bright boy’s album will be perfect to use for showing off your son’s starring moments. Please bring paper trimmer and strong adhesive. Fee $28

PhotoShop 12 Disney Pages- Celebrate your "Magical Memories" with Creative Imaginations' Magic Kit Quick pages! Bring at least 80 digital photos on a USB stick or CD and create 12 - 12x12 pages that will be printed before you leave. You will also leave with the quick pages on CD so you can create more pages at home. Fee $59

Amuse Stamps Card Class- Join Jill and make six adorable Christmas cards and matching box. 3 designs, 2 of each card. Fee $20

Sand bucket Chipboard Album Class featuring Totally Tropical papers. Gina made another mini book masterpiece. Fee $26

Basic Grey Sugared Album class – Join Gina as she teaches you great techniques with chipboard and make this 12 page chipboard 6 x 6 album. Fee $29
All the photos for the Amuse Classes will be available very soon. We will send out an announcement.

Amuse Stamps Christmas Card Class- Join Susan and make 5 adorable Christmas cards. Everything sparkles at Christmas. Join us as we make 6 cards that sparkle and shine like the holiday season Please bring fine point scissors and adhesive. Fee $19

Mini Christmas Explosion Box with Amuse – Join Lisa to make this mini version of the popular explosion box all decorated for the holidays. Fee $17

Amuse Flip top Box with 10 mini cards class – Join Lisa Hetrick as you quickly make 10 adorable mini Christmas cards and matching box. Fee $23

Amuse Never Ending Card Class – Learn this wonderful card making technique and use all the wonderful Amuse stamps along the way. Fee $18

Amuse Demo Day – All Amuse projects featuring cards, tags, & bags. 10 Projects total. Make one or make them all.

Amuse Circle Coaster Album with KaiserCraft papers - Join Tracy and decorate this mini album all ready for your Christmas photos. Fee $20

Confetti Layouts classes – Check the web site for the exact projects for each class session. Photos coming soon.

Quick Quotes Flip-Flop Album class – Join Gina as she makes this fun summery album with real Flip Flops. Strong Adhesive needed. Fee $25
Confetti Surprise Exploding Box Class - Join Gina as she teaches you how to make this adorable box that you can fill with your treasured photos. Fee $19

SEI Poppy Mega Class - 6 layouts and a mini album in a CD box. This kit contains CD gift box, 20 patterned papers, 6 cardstock papers, 2 scallop cardstock papers, dimensional elements, epoxy stickers, coaster tags, stickers with foil, metallic paper squares, and brad & ribbon assortment. We will not be able to finish this whole kit in the 2 hour class but there are color photos for you to be able to finish this at home.

New for Summer ---- Children’s Classes

Decorative Flower Pot with lollipop flowers –
Fee $10 1 session 10:30 to 11:30 AM

Greeting cards for the seasons – your child will make 4-5 cards for different holidays. Fee $10 This class will have 2 back to back sessions with the little ones (4-8) from 10:30-11:30 and the older children (9-14) from 11:30-12:30. The second session will have more difficult techniques.
A HUGE order from Amuse is in the store. We stocked the shelves with wonderful new Amuse stamps in anticipation of A*muse-a-Palooza
New idea books from Stampington

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New Photo Processing Prices

Check out our new photo processing prices. Do you think you are saving money with Snapfish? The .09 prints actually cost .152 each once shipped. Did you know that to pick up your Snapfish prints at Walgreens actually costs you .19 a print? Did you know that it costs you .25 a print for one hour prints at Walmart if you get less than 100 prints?

Why fight the chaos at Walmart? Get your prints done here at the store. We have all the sizes you need at the prices you want to pay.
You can upload your photos online and pick them up at the store or have them shipped to your house. We also have a wonderful in store Kiosk that has lots of easy photo editing options. Click here for our Photo Processing site.

Monday, June 23, 2008

I actually took a couple of days off.... to go to a scrapbook convention of course.

Hi everyone,

I spent a couple of days down in Chantilly at the Great American Scrapbook Convention. It was fun running into a number of my ladies shopping and taking classes. Of course, some classes were better than others but I was pretty happy with the ones I took. I even learned some new tricks and found a couple of new products to order. I was so impressed with Maya Road's embellishments that I ordered a bunch of cool things today.

I get asked all the time if we are going to do a collection of peoples unwanted scrapbook supplies to donate to charity. One of our wonderful customers found a great charity that would love some scrapbooking supplies, the National Institute of Health - Children's Cancer Ward. From now until July 7, we will be putting out some empty boxes for you to fill. I know I can't wait to get rid of some of my stash. Let's fill some boxes for a good cause.

Here is this week's Creative Cafe to go layout. I just love this green and wanted a fun summery color. Just $3 at the Creative Cafe bar.

Wednesday June 25th, 10:30 to 11:30 for childern 4-8 years old. 11:30 to 12:30 for children 9-14. Fee $10

Crafty Chalkboad class - Your children will love learning how to decorate this fun chalkboard with ink, stamps, ribbons and bling. Miss Cindy has lots of great supplies so that your child can really make this his own unique creation.

Demo Day has been moved to the last Saturday in June, June 28th from 11-4 PM. We moved the demo day to be sure that anyone going to the Great American Scrapbook Convention would not miss our demo day.

Basic Grey Sugared & Spice Mini Album by Gina Adolph -Monday June 30th 6-8 PMI finally talked Gina Adolph into teaching a class for me and I can't tell you how adorable this mini album is. Gina will show you how to create this 12 page mini album from cover to cover in this 2 hour class. You will be altering some of the chipboard pages so please bring your basic tool kit, including paper trimmer, scissors, strong adhesive (for Chipboard) and an exacto knife and mat. Fee $29

Wednesday July 2nd 6-8 PM

Bo Bunny Lucky Star Album class -
You will make this adorable 12 page 6 x6 mini album. Please bring scissors, paper trimmer and strong adhesive. This bright boy’s album will be perfect to use for showing off your son’s starring moments. $28

Sunday July 6th 2-4 PM

Basic Grey Obscure Travel Album class - Join Tracy and make this graduated page 6 x 12 Chipboard album using Basic Grey's Obscure line. You will need your paper trimmer, scissors, strong adhesive, exacto knife and cutting mat. Fee $27

Basic Grey Euphoria is Here!

October Afternoon papers and embellishments have arrived.

Look what we received from Autumn Leaves. This baby line is too cute for words.

They also make clear stamps with inks that match their paper lines.

And more Manhattan paper and embellishments. I love all the foil and soft colors in this line.

Little Yellow Bicycle Vita Bella is here. These are my favorite colors to scrap with. I can't wait to play with this line.

Our first order from Quick Quotes is here. I loved the fun summer papers and....

the boy line that also happens to match Creative Cafe.

New fabulous wood albums from Kaiser Craft, including the planner album that everyone was begging for.

Heidi Grace made the cutest sea life papers and embellishments. The colors are soft and the papers are shimmery and even flocked.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

New Creative Cafe, Adornit and Creative Imagingations

Hello again,
Well, the UPS man is not pleased with us getting so many boxes on such hot days. At least, the weather is cooling off for him. The lighting storms didn't keep us from putting out lots of new Creative Cafe goodies, redoing the entire sports area and making the entrance a very Happy 4th of July zone.

Thursday June 19th 6-8 PM
Amuse Stamps Card Class- Join Jill and Elzybells and make adorable rubber stamped creations. You will make five adorable cards. Please bring fine point scissors and adhesive. Fee $22

We have gotten in so many new products that I am having to narrow down the amount of photos I have taken and posted here. There are just so many new things. I LOVE this soccer line from Adornit. There are also softball, volleyball, golf, swimming and 4th of July papers from them that are just as cute.
Adornit's 4th of July line.

Newly reorganized sports section. Hopefully it will be a bit easier to find your sport now. Also, check out this fun mini album Kirstin whipped up using the TEAM word book and Bo Bunny's new basketball line.
SEI Poppy is here. Photos do not show how nice this paper line is. All the papers are metalic embossed and just beautiful. I made these 4 layouts so far with their kit of the month.
The new Passport line from Making Memories.
This is another line you have to see in person. Tidepool from Christine Adolph at Creative Imaginations. The water color effects are perfect for your beach photos.
New Creative Cafe goodies including tags, tickets and colored book rings.

We have a new stamp of the month program thru Inkadinkadoo. Buy 2 of the selected stamps and get one free. The swirly birds and flowers are too cute.