Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holiday Hours

I can hardly believe that holidays are here and we are only 10 short days away from Christmas. WOW.

These will be our hours for those of you who may be traveling to our neck of the woods for your Holiday Traditions.

December 24th- Christmas Eve. we will close at 1pm.

December 25th- Christmas- CLOSED.

December 30th-January 1st 2012 CLOSED.

We will also be Closed the Week of January 2nd-January 6th for INVENTORY.

Therefore we will be having a:


Please don't make us count every single piece of paper!

We will be having an ENTIRE Storewide sale of 50%-70% the entire stock.
December 29th-30th. This will be a 2 day sale you won't want to miss!

Come Check it out!

We also hope you have a VERY Merry Christmas!

Coleen and Janet

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Save the Date!

We are very excited to welcome

Suzzanne Dean!

Suzanne has been using and teaching how to color with Copics for 3.5 years and she runs a successful Online Copic/Art Classroom called Color Me Creative!
For the past 1.5 years she has taken her classes on the road throughout the US and Canada!
She is also a freelance designer for many craft companies around the world and is co-owner of the craft magazine “Through the Craftroom Door”

We are very excited that Suzzanne will be offering two classes with us here on Saturday February 25th!

Beginner/Intermediate Class: 9am-2:30pm
You will learn how to get comfortable with the markers, learn light sourcing, shading and highlighting along with other practical techniques to bring your coloring to life!
5 hours for $90.00 (35 minute break)

*briefly learn about the basics of Copics and how they work/tips and tricks
*get comfortable with the markers and laying down color lightly
*Learn hwo to "f-l-i-c-k" layer/blend colors
*choosing successful color combos and layer colors
*learn about light sources and how to create dimension in your coloring
*shading and highlighting techniques (light and shadow)
*creating good skin tone and hair colors
*shading round objects
*coloring white
*Bridging colors
*multi liner pens & Spica pens
*colorless blender techniques/Review
*And lots more coloring techniques

Advanced Class: 3:15pm-7:15pm
We go over a lot of fun but more difficult techniques- You MUST have experience using your markers and be ready for advanced techniques. If you take the Basic/Interm. Class you WILL be ready for this class! You must know the BASICS because I will not repeat those lessons in the Advanced Class!
We will learn all about advanced shading and coloring techniques and fun ways to use your Copics. Both classes are HANDS ON INSTRUCTION!
4 hours for $80,00 (35 minute break)

*coloring with reds and black (the most difficult to blend)
*advance hair coloring
*glassy objects, round objects
*feathering and background techniques
*coloring textured items
*coloring folds, pleats, ruffles, with light sourcing
*high contrast coloring
*intro to airbrushing

**Copics and images/paper provided
**(a supply list will be emailed to students so you can bring your own copics if you would like.
**All Students receive a packet of information pertaining to each class.
**All students receive a goody bag from the Color Me Creative Classroom with sample products.
**Students need to bring their own drinks and snacks (and/or lunch)

Sign ups are all directed through her website! You can go here: to register for classes! A $20.00 deposit per class is what is being taken right now!

Visit her website and register!



Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tim Holtz Limeted Addition Winter Distress Inks

They have shipped!

We have been taking pre-orders, and are continuing to take them. If you want a set please call us with your Credit Card ready, so we can reserve you a set! We have only 24 sets and once they are gone.....thier gone!

Visit this link to see this inky goodness, and a few demo's from Tim!

We will be waiting to hear from you! Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Holiday Extravaganza!


Join Us Saturday November 19th

Time: 9am-5pm

Cost: $65.00 includes lunch.

We will create OVER 10 projects using some of the newest products on the market, including Bo Bunny's Snowfall Collection, Stampendous's new embossing glitters, chunky embossing enamels, and SO much more!

We will also create a fun 16x20 canvas that would make a perfect gift, or

home decor in your home!

We will play with the Distress Stains, by Tim Holtz, Sticky Back Canvas, Chalkboard

Paper, and so many other popular products.

This day SOLD OUT last year, and we are looking for it to do the same this

year. It is over HALF way sold out right now, and the newsletter just

went out this morning!

Stop in and take a peek of some of the samples, or trust your instinct and sign up

before the space is GONE!

Lunch is included, and goody bags filled with products that you will be using!

Call to reserve your spot!


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

FREE Make and Takes!

Save the Date!

Saturday October 29th

Join us for a Holiday Open House! We will be kicking

off this holiday season,with a FREE make and take

and some holiday sales from 10am-3pm.

We will also be featuring a few of our favorite

independent Sales Companies.....

Join us for some holiday shopping with Thirty-One Gifts,
Scentsy, Park Lane, and Jewel Kade!

Scrapbooks Etc will be offering discounts, and sales on in

in stock merchandise!

Refreshmnents, and goodies will also be available during this

Fun Holiday Open House!

Stop in to see what we have in store for you!



Friday, October 21, 2011

Jen Starr Highlights!

We had alot of inky fun with Jen Starr this visit! Not only did the girls get inky, but they also learned a cool new bleaching technique!
I love the photo below of Susan and Debbie showing each other thier inky hands!

Girls we had a usual, I am so glad that you to enjoyed your Jen Starr classes! Thanks to you Jen for visiting us again, and again! We can't wait for the next visit!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Taking Pre-Orders!

We are taking pre-orders for the NEW Tim Holtz, Holiday exclusive 3 pack of Distress Inks.

We have quickly sold through the fall collection, and have 24 sets of the Holiday Distress Pads, which will ship November 1st. If you are intersted in one please send us an email so we can put your name down on the list.

We are also taking pre-orders on these new portable cases from Copic which are shipping soon! Again, if you want any of these, please email us, so we can add you to the list!


Thursday, September 29, 2011

October Halloween Crop.....

Are you ready for the 3 Day crop........

If you are signed up, look for an email on all the crop details!

See you next weekend!



Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Jen Starr Returns

Guest Desinger Jen Starr

is coming back......

Save the date for these fun classes!

Monday October 17th
Class #1:
Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: $45.00

This comfortably distressed 6x9 mini-book will be created with a mix of fun materials and media including denim, corrugated cardboard, chipboard, draft paper, Basic Grey's new "Out of Print" line, burlap, Crafters's Workshop Templates, embellishments, made from Tim Holtz dies and texture fades, a little paint and a lots more.....
During the creative process, we will concentrate on techniques using Tim's new DISTRESS STAINS, creating some interactive elements plus some fun and unique stamping techniques.....Oh, and just wait untill you see how we re going to distress the denim!!

By the end of the class you will have a great chunky book brimming with techniques!
**Note** Please wear old clothes as we will be incorporating bleach in to some of the techniques!!

Class #2
Time: 5pm-8pm
Cost: $45.00

Take your creativity up a few notches with this little book that packs a punch with all of the techniques you will learn!

You will consturct this chubby little mini-book from a Tim Holtz Die but we will be focusing on an easy stitched book binding technique and working with Distress Stains in a variety of ways! Plus we will mix in some Idea-ology embellishments, Sticky Back Canvas, and my favorite Basic Grey Paper, Tim's Stamps from Stampers Anonymous, Texture Fades, Fabric, Stickles, and put it all together to make a fabulous little book ready for you to scrap or add your art journaling!

They say the best things come in small packages and this is NO exception....the ideas and techniques in this class will have your mind imaging all of the things you will be able to create next!!

**Note** Title and words in the charms are optional and you will have choices in class.

**Please bring a variety of adhesives including something strong such as Glossy Accents or Multi medium, scissors, pencil, tapestry needle if you have one, paper trimmer and an awl or something to poke small holes with!

We are now taking names to reserve your spot!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Busy, Busy Little Bees!

That we have been here at the shop! I have had the pleasure to be able to create hand in hand with one of our favorite vendors! Pam, at Heart of Texas Studio's has been amazing at working with me! I have had great amounts of fun designing these adorable mini albums for her! She is going to be showcasing them at the Collins Expo in Texas come October! I am super excited to have my work shown!

These are just a few of my creations using some of the new product lines by Heart of Texas along with the new halloween, christmas, and school papers that we have in stock here at the shop!

I hope you will check them out, and comment! I love to hear your feedback! I will be getting these albums in stock very soon!

Enjoy! xoxo

Check out this adorable mini!

This is a new album, and the fun new Halloween papers by Bazzill Paper!

Cute ABC, and 123 Mini album! Just in time for all those back to school photos!

Using the New Basic Grey Oxford Line!

Fun Graphic 45 Mini Album, using the new Christmas Emporium line, and the Train Mini album by Heart of Texas Studio

This album was actually a 3-ring album that I made into an accordian album! Super cute, and fun to!
Check out who is driving the train!

I hope you have enjoyed the photos, and hope you will post your comments to!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Guest Designer Colleen Schaan!

What a great start to our week! Thank you Colleen Schaan for coming in and sharing your wealth of knowledge with us about the Copic Markers!

These are some serious coloring girls!

We were so excited that you came, and cannot wait till you return!

Another Successful 3 Day Crop!

I am still hearing great reviews from our last 3 day crop! It makes me happy that our SOLD OUT crop, was such a huge success!

Thanks to all who attended! Take a peek below at some of the fun we had!

This was our fun Make and Take that was included in the crop fee!

Make and takers in ACTION!

This was our chef on Saturday night! Thanks honey for bein' a trooper!

A little LATE night F.U.N!!!

And a great ending to an AWESOME weekend!

Thanks to all who attended! We are looking forward to our Halloween 3 Day crop in October! We are almost sold out. We only have 6 spots left!

Details are:

3 Day crop October 7th, 8th, and 9th.

Friday 3pm-Sunday 3pm.

Dinner friday night, and sat, and lunch on Sunday.

Cost is $100.00 for the weekend.

Will be held at the Trianon Hotel in Bonita Springs, Reservations can be made by

calling: 239-948-4400

IF you are interested in coming then you need to call and sign up, with a 50% deposit!



Tuesday, July 26, 2011

August 3 Day Crop SOLD OUT

August 3 Day Crop is


If you havent' given your deposit for the crop you need to do so!

We are currently SOLD OUT of seats at this point.

We are very excited about the crop,and hope
that you are to!
Remeber the crop starts at 3pm Friday August 12th, and ends at 3pm on Sunday August 14th!

See you then!

Guest Designer Colleen Schaan!

I hope you have reserved your spot! Space is filling quickly!

Copic Coloring Guide is now available! Stop in and grab one!

Copics, Color That’s Hot Hot Hot!
Heat up your projects with Copic coloring. This hands-on class will focus on basic blending techniques along with unraveling the secrets of the colorless blender marker. You will have plenty of time to play as you use these techniques to create 2 cards featuring stamped images from some of the most popular stamp companies around.
Class fee includes: Instruction, cardstock for blending practice, stamped images, complete supplies for creating the cards and access to sketch markers for the duration of the class.
Please bring: Basic class kit – cutting tool or scissors and adhesive of your choice. If you would like to bring your own markers, please make sure they are labeled with your name.
Class times will be:
10:30 am-12:30 pm Copics, Color, That's Hot Hot Hot 1
12:30-1:30- Book Signing (Free)
2:00pm-4:00pm- Copics, Color That's Hot Hot Hot 2
Class Fee will be $35.00 per class

Class 1:

This class is geared toward the easy/intermediate techniques using your Copic Markers. In this class you will learn blasic blending in a large area, and the flicking technique. You will also color smaller areas using your black and red markers, which tend to be a little harder to use. In this class you will also work on some skin tones.

Reccomended markers are: R22, R24, NO, N2, N4, and N6. Y11, Y17,

Card 2: B21, B23, B26, G12, G14, G16, and YG11, YG13, YG17.

Class 2:


This class will be geared more for the intermediate/difficult coloring. In this class you will learn how to work with blending and coloring in a more difficult area. Each Card will be using blues, and also some red.

Card 1 Recommended colors:

E21, E93, B21, B23, B26, YG11, G12, G14, G16

Card 2: E21, E25, E27, R22, R24, R29, B21, B23, B26, Y11, Y15, Y17.

You will also be learning how to tone down your colors with your grays: N0, and N02

Thursday, July 21, 2011

And the winners are.....

I am excited to announce we have THREE lucky winners of our Bo Bunny Prize!

Last week when you stopped in and purchased $20.00 in product you were entered into a drawing to win FREE Bo Bunny Papers that are being released at CHA before I can even get them in the shop!

Congratulations to three lucky winners:

Denise Jones, Carolyn Teach, Sheryl Brogdon

Email me ladies and let me know if you will be in to pick up your winnings or if you need me to mail them to you!

Thanks for Participating!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New Bo Bunny Samples are HERE!

The Lovely UPS man just stopped in with the new BO BUNNY
CHA Samples! Whoop Whoop!

I think maybe we should have a


Stop in and vote on your new favorite CHA

release from Bo Bunny!

When you make a purchase anytime this week or next week on

regular in store stocked merchandise, enter

yourself in the drawing for a chance to win one of the SIX new


Come in and check them out! We want your feedback!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

It's HERE!

We just received Graphic 45's NEW
Wizard of Oz Line
We have 12x12 tablets, and 8x8 tablets, and all the embellishments!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Arrivals!

We have been super busy around here! We have been receiving new products! We are very excited to FINALLY have our Copic Tower here! That's right our Copic Tower! We are your Copic Super Store! We have every single sketch marker that Copic has out, and we have the refills! Stop in and let us refill your pen for $3.00 OR buy the refill for $7.49.

Remember: Starting August 1st. Copic has to increase the dollar amount of thier pens, so make sure you stop in and stock up on the markers that you NEED before the price increase! If there is something special you need let us know before the price increase and we will do our best to get in for you!

We are also excited about the THREE new Bo Bunny Lines that we received in last week! They have been flying off the shelves so make sure you get in and get the gettin while its GOOD!

We received all 3 new lines:

Barefoot and Bliss! Liberty ! Zoology!

Like I said these 3 new lines are flying out so, stop by and stock up!

Ranger: (just walking through my door) Those DIES we have been patiently waiting for are HERE!

Small Easel, Vintage Valise (suitcase), tiny tabs and tags, mini lock and key set, and the texture fades: Fancy and floral frames, french connection set, distressed frame and postal set, and on the edge die: Pennants! Also, Foil for those alcohol inkers!

Because we had SO much re-arranging to do, because of the new stock, we had to clearance out some OLD stock!

Make sure to stop in and check out all the new lines, and the new discounted items! Lot's of paper on sale!

Hope to see you all this week!



Don't forget our awesome guest designer on Saturday June 18th Pat Johnson! She will be here teaching TONS of stamping techniques! This is an all day event! We will stamp all day, stamps are included in the class fee! $40.00 all Day!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Guest Designer!

We are very excited to welcome:

Colleen Schaan
From Copic

Save the date of Monday August 29th!

Colleen will join us for the majority of her day! We will be offering 2 different classes, in which you will make 2 cards in each class. Colleen will teach you friendly
hints using your Copic Markers!
Read below for the class details!

Copics, Color That’s Hot Hot Hot!

Heat up your projects with Copic coloring. This hands-on class will focus on basic blending techniques along with unraveling the secrets of the colorless blender marker. You will have plenty of time to play as you use these techniques to create 2 cards featuring stamped images from some of the most popular stamp companies around.

Class fee includes: Instruction, cardstock for blending practice, stamped images, complete supplies for creating the cards and access to sketch markers for the duration of the class.

Please bring: Basic class kit – cutting tool or scissors and adhesive of your choice. If you would like to bring your own markers, please make sure they are labeled with your name.

Class times will be:

10:30 am-12:30 pm Copics, Color, That's Hot Hot Hot 1

12:30-1:30- Book Signing (Free)

2:00pm-4:00pm- Copics, Color That's Hot Hot Hot 2

Class Fee will be $35.00 per class

Make sure to call and make your reservations before the space is filled. We are now accepting reservations and a $25.00 fee is required to hold your spot.

It is required that you know basic's about your Copic Markers. A Copic 101 class is recommended in order to get the most out of Colleen's Classes!

See the store calendar for all the Copic 101 classes being offered between now, and the time that Colleen will be here!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Whew.....SO tired!

Wow, I cannot believe we are already in the 4th day of the month, and My BIG birthday is tomorrow. 30. I know some of you say I am still a baby, (I am a heart) but I am really having a difficult time with this..... I'm not sure why, but I am.

As, mom and I were looking over the May Calendar in walked these beautiful roses this morning
I may not have the most romantic husband, but I sure do feel loved!

So, we just finished up our National Scrapbook Day Celebration last weekend at the Trianon here in Bonita Springs, it was beautiful! The croppers were great, we all got along, had a good time together, and ate lots of goodness!

We had such a great response to the 3 day crop that we have our next one planned for Friday August 12, 13, and 14th. We have the ball room reserved again at the Trianon. The Crop will be $100.00 and will include Dinner Friday Night, Dinner Saturday Night, and lunch on Sunday. Rooms will be available at the Trianon again for those who would like to stay there. We are now taking reservations, and can hold 40 people comfortably, we expect space to fill up quickly, so if you would like to guarantee yourself a spot, please call with a 50% deposit to hold your spot!

Here are a few pictures of the winners we had for our Birdhouse Contest that was throughout the weekend! We had a first, second, and third place winner.

Here are a few of our entries:

Of course these photos don't do justice to the hard work that was done on these designs.

Here is a picture of our finalist. We had a tie for the 3rd place prize! Congrats to you all for your hard work. 3rd place winners received a gift from Basic Grey, 2nd place winner received the entire winter releases from Basic Grey, and our WINNER Connie Minor, who designed her birdhouse as a wedding chapel, and the bride and groom being "owls" received a prize pack from Basic Grey, a BO Bunny Purse, AND is coming to our crop in August for FREE!

Congratulations winners!

I have to say this was a fun contest and we are already shopping for the August crop contest!

Check out some pictures below of our amazing National Scrapbook Day Event!

This is just a little collage of the ball room that we had, the Canvas Corp make and take that was donated to us (unbelievable) and a few pictures of the awesome hotel that the event was held at!

Thanks to all of you who participated in this event, the overwhelming response to the event has been great, we are so happy that you all LOVED your Thirty-one Goody Bags, and all the "stuff" that was in them, and all the GREAT giveaways!

We are looking forward to the August Crop and we know you are to! Make sure you call to sign up before the space is FULL! We do expect this next crop to Sell Out!