Thursday, June 24, 2010

All Things Tim but Him Class Special

Saturday, June 26, 2010
12:00pm - 6:00pm.
Teacher: Ly Le
Cost: $75

Ly Le is offering a WONDERFUL special to take this beautiful class... Bring a friend and save $10 of EACH class fee! Isn't that awesome? Come join us this Saturday and learn all the different Tim Holtz techniques... and leave with this gorgeous masterpiece!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Basic Grey - Oliver and Olivia are here...

Stop in today to see Basic Grey's newest collection:

Monday, June 21, 2010

Coming Soon... Hallowee'en Wonderland by Graphics 45

Want to know something beautiful that is around the corner? Look at this gorgeous Halloween paper from Graphics45. Get our your Mad Hatter Crop photos; this is the PERFECT paper to scrap them with!

Friday, June 18, 2010

New Tutorial Class: Cricut

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
7:00pm - 9:00pm.
Teacher: Liz Mullen
Cost: $25

Do you own a Cricut? Do you really know the potential of your Cricut? Well we are offering a great opportunity for you to learn exactly what the Cricut is capable of. Join us in this tutorial class and learn how it works, what it can do and more! Sign up so you can start using your Cricut to its fullest capacity.

NEW CLASS: "On The Boardwalk"

Sunday, June 27, 2010
12:00pm - 4:00pm.
Teacher: Laura Baybridge
Cost: $40

Laura has created this unique summer album from everyday file folders. Yes. file folders! You will learn great new techniques to take and duplicate for many new albums to come. Using the wonderful Graphic 45 paper with the fabulous colors and textures that Laura is known for; Prima, bling, glitter and lots of other products. So join us for a fun filled Sunday and start showing off your summer fun!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Echo Park's Sweet Summertime is going fast!

We just got this whimsical line in and it is flying off the shelves. The pennants and bright colors are such a treat in this fun paper line from this new paper company.

Invitation to our Christmas in July Crop


Bring out the Mistletoe, It's CHRISTMAS in July!

Expect lots of holiday fun, food and decorations (did someone say presents??) at our Christmas in July crop.

When: Saturday, July 17th from 8 am – midnight

How much: $35 Prepaid
How to sign up: Stop by or call the store at 661-254-7802

What to bring:
- A holiday gift for our gift exchange (limit $10) - optional!!

This Crop Includes:
• Lunch
• Games & Prizes
• Make & Take
• Holiday Swag Bag
• 10% off all regularly priced merchandise
• Late night snack

I look forward to seeing you with bells on *wink*!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

NEW CLASS: " All Things Tim "

Saturday, June 26,2010
12:00pm - 6:00pm.
Teacher: Ly Le
Cost: $75

Come join Ly and make this 12x12 Artist Printer's Tray from 7 Gypsies filled with "All Things Tim But Him". This class kit will be jammed packed with embellishments and tons of Grunge from Tim's Idea-ology line with a few extra embellishments from 7 Gypsies. Learn how to use some of Ranger's most popular products like Distress Inks, Archival Ink, Alcohol Ink, Perfect Pearls, and plenty more. Have you been collecting Tim's stamps from Stamper's Anonymous but haven't had the chance to play with them? OH YOU WILL in this class! Learn over 20 techniques...many which are featured in Tim's Compendium of Curiosities such as Wrinkle Free Distress, Daubber Resist, Fragment Basics, and so much more. Lets not forget about the gorgeous Grungepaper Rose. Each compartment is ATC sized and can easily be sustituted with your favorite photo. So are you ready to get your fingers inky? Class space is limited so please call to reserve your spot, or better yet come to the store and see the display up close. We will have lots of yummy treats and awesome prizes to win during brush up on your Tim Trivia!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New BoBunny Collections

These AMAZING new lines by BoBunny make me feel all warm and ready for summer. Petal Pushers, Block Party and Sun Kissed have arrived. We received them yesterday and hustled to get them on the floor. The line's are made up of double sided cardstock weight papers, coordinating double dot papers.There is a BRILLIANT little notebook of journaling spots. There is no shortage of embellishments either......buttons, brads, gemstones, flowers, chipboard, stickers and rubons. YOU will absolutely be drawn in by the colors and many layers of patterns. These lines are so much fun my head is already reeling with ideas

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Remember When now carries Unity Stamps...!

Here is a small sampling of some of the beautiful Unity Stamps that we are now carrying:

Weekend with Donna Downey

It's official! Donna Downey classes in July open for registration tomorrow, Monday, June 7, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.! Are you excited? I know we are!

Here's how it works: For the first two weeks, we are only taking registrations from those that want to take All Four Classes. Then, on Monday, June 21st at 10 a.m., we we will open up registration for individual classes for the remaining spots. I anticipate that these spots will fill up quickly, so don't hesitate. It's not often you get to spend a weekend with such an amazing scrapbooker and well known scrap-celebrity!

Special Packages: Weekend with Donna - $295

This package is limited to only 16 students! You will each get the opportunity to have lunch with Donna in a small group setting and will receive a special Donna Downey Swag Bag! Also included is all four of Donna's classes and permanent seating during the weekend (you don't have to keep moving your stuff!). You will also receive 20% off of all of your purchases of "Donna Downey" products that weekend!

Take All 4 Classes and Receive Donna Downey Swag Bag

For those of you that can't make it into the very limited Weekend with Donna group, you can still be part of the fun. Take all four classes and you will receive a special Donna Downey Swag Bag, permanent seating during the weekend and 20% off of all of your purchases of "Donna Downey" products that weekend!


Donna Downey Class: Fabric Scrapbooking : Gotta Love the Everyday!

20 page 8x8” canvas fabric album - workshop duration 5-6 hours
Teacher: Donna Downey
Sunday, July 25, 2010 : 12:00 Noon - 5 pm
Cost: $95

Fabric Scrapbooking is an exploration in melding the best of the paper world with the best of the fabric world to create one of the most outstandingly visual and completely tactile memory album experiences. Filled with dozens of techniques and applications for using my new Fabric scrapbooking line just released with Prima, in this workshop, you will create this album using the entire line of products at your fingertips. And best of all, NO SEWING NECESSARY! but be sure and bring an apron because we are going to have some messy and creative FUN!

Supply List:
paint brushes – small detail brush and 1” brush
jar, mug or cup to rinse and dip brushes into gesso

assorted acrylic paint colors (my palette was made up of oranges, greens, turquoises, pinks, white and yellows)

coordinated/colored embossing powders (optional – if you have them bring them)

embossing ink pad (optional – bring if you are bringing embossing powders)

heat gun

watercolor paint (the disk kind like the kids use)

liquid watercolors (we will not have time to use these in  class and are totally optional, if you have them bring them and I can show you how easy they are to
aleene’s tacky glue

glossy or matte accents adhesive

GOLDEN regular gel matte
Modeling or molding paste

A book you don’t mind tearing up

6 spiral notebook pages

buttons (pull from your stash a handful or so of buttons that coordinate with your color palette)

photos – (eleven 4”x 6” & six 2” x 3”) normally I say photos

optional, but because many of the pages incorporate the

photo into the designs I would say if you are not a “photo bringer” and do not want to bring all the photos at least bring 1 or 2 wallet sized (2”x3”) and 4”x6”

Wire cutter

Needle nose pliers

Stapler or long arm stapler

Pop dots (5)

3 sheets of white 8.5 x 11 or 12 x 12 cardstock

1 sheet of your FAVORITE patterned paper

favorite word or quote stamps (optional)

download and print optional class text onto white or cream

colored cardstock

Stazon black and brown

Brown distressing stamp pads

Charcoal pencil or regular pencil


Assorted eyelets

Bling (optional)

Tools needed (these do not need to fit in the baggie)

Heat gun

Quick drying adhesive (helmar 450 quick dry, beacon’s 3-in1, or aleene’s Tacky glue)


Charcoal pencil (preferred) or regular pencil

Spray bottle

Rag or cloth to clean your brush

Mug, jar or other item to fill with water to clean brush

Apron (strongly recommended)

Favorite stamps (optional)

Favorite inks or distress inks (optional)

Watercolor crayons or pencils (optional)

Watercolor palette paints (cheap ones)

India ink and dip pen or fountain pen (optional – most pens will not write over acrylic or painted surfaces these pen types work amazing)

Donna Downey Class: pressed for success

6 x 6” vinyl and canvas album : workshop duration 3 hours
Teacher: Donna Downey
Saturday, July 24, 2010 : 2pm - 5pm
Cost: $70
Take the next step in fabric scrapbooking and create an album that blends transparencies with fabric pages that pop with texture and dimension as we work with my new line of iron-on designs, quilted sentiments and shapes. Learn techniques for applying concepts to both fabric and paper as well as distressing canvas using inks and watercolors.

Supply List:
• iron (this can be shared)
• bone folder
• aleene’s tacky glue
• scissors
• ranger distress inks (browns recommended)
• foam ink applicator (optional)
• watercolor palette of paints (cheap set)
• watercolor brush or water pen brush
• apron (optional)
• spray bottle or mister
• magazine (optional work surface)
• 10 - 12 photos any size (optional)

Donna Downey Class: simply irRESISTible

workshop in resist techniques : workshop duration 3 hours
Teacher: Donna Downey
Saturday, July 24, 2010 : 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Cost: $70

Robert palmer said it best, but beyond the dancing girls in the background and the 1980’s reference, this class is all about RESIST techniques! You will learn and design a sampler style visual handbook as you create and experiment with 10 distinctly different resist techniques, using paints, wax, inks, glues, matte medium, crackles and UTEE. Learn how and when to use the products you already have in your scrap supplies at home to create additional layers of dimension and texture to your scrapbooking, cardmaking, and artistic style. Using your newly created sampler handbook as your guide, the class culminates with the creation of a one of a kind and unique art piece that you create applying the techniques learned in the workshop.

Supply List:
• 2 paint brushes (about ½ to 1”)
• glass jar or mug for water
• heat gun
• small soft cloth or small piece of t-shirt
(for a technique not to wear)
• favorite liquid adhesive
(ie. Zip dry, tacky glue, tombo, etc)
• glue stick
• White acrylic paint
• favorite pieces of emphemera, old book pages, trims, papers or embellishments
(NO MORE THAN WHAT CAN FIT IN A SANDWICH BAGGIE. Yep a sandwich baggie!, You can do it, I know you can!)
• Favorite colors of acrylic paint
• Non-Stick Craft Sheet (optional)
• baby wipes and/or paper towels – (I am messy, I use a lot!)
• Ink applicator tool
(if you have one/optional)
• Favorite ink pads/colors (optional)
• 5-10 of your favorite stamps mix of words and images (optional but recommended)
• 1 favorite foam stamp (optional)
• spray bottle/mister (optional but recommended)
• pop dots (optional)
• old magazine (to use as work surface)

Donna Downey Class: Inspiration Journal: Creating a Visual Diary

mixed media/art journaling : workshop duration 3 hours
Teacher: Donna Downey
Friday, July 23, 2010 : 6 pm - 9 pm
Cost: $60

A hands on exploration of your inner artist as we work together creating your visual legacy. The inspiration journal has become the hallmark of my creative play and growth as an artist. This workshop promises to challenge you to look at yourself as a creative soul and will encourage artistic growth with each page you complete. Workshop includes a handmade inspiration journal (journal colors will be varied).

techniques include: painted backgrounds, "drippage", use of different mediums, image transfer, building in layers, dementional effects, and journaling techniques.

Supply List:
• handful of your favorite acrylic paint colors including a white

• 1” paint brush (foam is ok but bristle is preferred)

• 1-3 photo copies of photos/images to be used for image transfer (NEED to be toner copies to work).

• Ribbon scraps

• Fabric scraps

• Black stazon

• Book text

• Patterned paper scraps

• Buttons

• Sewing Thread

• Sewing needle

• Lace scraps (optional)

• 1 paper punch

• favorite quotes (optional)

• random happy things (paper flowers, bling, stickers, ephemera, etc)

• Something that makes you smile clipped from a magazine or publication