Saturday, March 27, 2010

Easter is almost here!

In just two weeks, the big day will be here. Scrapbook Haus has a wonderful line from Reminisce that is just perfect for those photos with the Easter bunny. This sample features the poodle's visit to the bunny. This collection also has some patterned paper in a two-page spread format.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Great (and quick) Disney Ideas

I found some great paper for Disney layouts. It is the Best Creation "Once Upon a Dream" collection. There are several designs suitable for a layout as in the photo. The collection is also great for a princess theme or for a girly party invitation. The glitter accents are embossed on the paper so there is no worry about glitter flaking off. The cardstock-weight paper is double-sided too. Always a favorite of mine! On the layout above, the only elements I added were the matted photo and the title letters. All the other artwork is already on the page. This makes for a very quick project.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Card Swap News

Here are photos from some of our past card swaps. It is always amazing to see how many different projects are produced using the same supplies. Samples are posted in the store if you'd like to see them up close. If you want to join the current swap, just stop by the store to get the details.

New Product

Have you checked out the American Crafts collections in the store? This beach scene was created using the"Heat Wave" Collection. One sheet is available in variable sea-colored glitter! Another is covered with clouds. Lots of possibilities for your vacation photos. Plus this collection has the added feature of offering you a matching border strip on the bottom edge of each sheet of cardstock.

Another great collection is "Dear Lizzy." You may have seen ads on the internet stores. I did not really like this collection at first. But when I started working with it, I fell in love. The colors are so coordinated, you can't go wrong. There are even some designs in the collection with Easter artwork. The look would also work for Mother's Day.

The green striped paper is really glitter striped. Wow! The collection also features rose and green coordinating ribbon as seen in the layout. There are also additional embellishments that coordinate well.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Upcoming Crop

March is National Craft Month. Come celebrate at the next crop Friday, March 12 4 PM- 11 PM. This is a great time to get caught up with your projects and socialize with other crafters. The cost is just $7. Be sure to call the store (627-2767) to reserve a seat.

Garage Sale Time

The next garage sale is April 17. Start cleaning out your craft closet now! This is an opportunity to recycle your craft supplies and either earn cash or merchandise credit. What a deal! There is no charge to participate and you don't have to work the sale. Call the store to reserve your spot. For beginning crafters, this is a great chance to get started in the hobby with a very low investment. This is also perfect for teens and tweens who are just developing their craft skills on a limited budget. Mark your calendar and remember the store opens an hour earlier (9 AM) for this event.