Friday, January 28, 2011

Garage Sale Reminders!

The Garage Sale has had huge success this week!
It ends tomorrow, Saturday January 29th. Stop in and get some bargains!
Sellers, have stopped in and refreshed thier stock, so if you were here on Monday, then there is new stuff! Stop in!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New CHA Products!

Well, it is that time of the year! CHA has come upon us! All of the designers and manufactures have started shipping thier samples/products to the tradeshow in California, which takes place this next week.

We have started receiving samples as well! We have new American Crafts Product in route to us, and we have new Bo Bunny Papers IN THE HOUSE! yes, Bo Bunny was kind enough to send us samples of the newest, greatest, and latest lines they will be releasing this next week! Stop by and check them out! We would love to hear your feedback!

Our Garage Sale is winding down, and has been super busy this go around! We have had sellers stop in and re-stock their tables! Yes, re-stocked.....Stop in and check out the additonal supplies!

I hope you are all having a wonderful week, and have checked out all the new classes for February!


Friday, January 21, 2011

Garage Sale!

Hey Gang!
I have a ton of fun pictures to upload but seemed to have misplaced my camera! Well, It's just in that very important place, I wouldn't forget where it was! Ha! Well, I just wanted to send out a fun reminder to let you know that the Garage Sale Starts Monday! Yes, already this coming monday! We have several sellers, and are looking forward to the sale being very busy, because of this thing called "season" we have here in southern Florida!

This next week we also have POTM on Wednesday night, and Thursday Morning! We are down to the wire, this month and next month are our last two months for this "year" We will be starting another POTM program by Basic Grey as soon as we get the low down from them on the next set of classes! Looking forward to that!

CHA is also quickly approaching! CHA is the Craft and Hobby Association! This is the big tradeshow that takes place twice a year, and this is when most companies release their new products! We have been keeping an eye out on those sneaks, and have meetings lined up with our most favorite reps so we will be able to see the product hands on! (It always looks better in person than on the computer) I would think you'd agree!

I have already placed a few orders, and am looking forward to them shipping the first week of February! Stay tuned for those fun product updates!

Also,Classes for our guest designer Jen Starr are filling quickly, but still have a little bit of room! If you are interested make sure to read the post below explaining the classes, and call to sign up before it's to late!

I hope you all have a great weekend, and stay dry! See you Monday for the start of the Garage Sale!


Garage sale starts Monday!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Class Reminders!

Hey Guys!

Just wanted to throw out a few quick reminders!

We have a busy class schedule this week! Make sure you sign up because space is limited in the classes! Last weeks classes sold out, so make sure you sign up in time for this weeks fun events!

Tuesday January 11th- is our first "lunch hour special" - Stop in anytime between 11am-2pm for lunch, and a quick 1 page layout! Sign ups are not required but if you plan to stop by throw us a quick email, so we can be prepared for your drop by!

Tuesday is also my biggest guy's birthday! Hayden turns 4. WOW, FOUR already.....Time is flying by!

Wednesday Jan 12th- Basic Grey's Card of the month! We only have 4 spots left for this fun class! Sign up! Time's are from 11am-1pm or 6pm-8pm. Basic Grey Designers put in alot of time with these cards! lots of techniques are to be learned!

Thursday January 13th- RECiPE Swap!
This is our first meeting for our year long receipe swap! Call to sign up!

Friday January 14th- MIDNIGHT CROP!
Call to sign up! We have to have at least 4 peeps to stay! Call if you aren't on the list already!

Saturday January 15th- Copic Club! 9am-11am. Get in on all the fun techniques Copic Markers have to offer! We will also have the sneaks of the new CHA Releases!

Monday January 17th- All Day Crop for Martin Luther King Day! We will be here all day, so if you have monday off, come crop with us! $7.00

I hope you all had an awesome weekend! I sure did! Hayden had his rodeo, and did great! He took two first places, and 1 second place! I'm SO proud of him!

I will try to get picts up for you!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Guest Designer Jen Starr Returns!

We are excited to let you know that Jen Starr will be returning to teach in February!

The first class Jen will be teaching is:

Ink Boot Camp
Class will Start at 10am-1pm
Cost: $50.00

This workshop is by far the best selling workshop that Jen has. It sells out everytime!
This workshop will give you a basic training on a variety of different types of inks and embossing powders. You'll learn what they are, what they do, and what surfaces they work best on, and how to choose the right ink for your projects!

Working mainly with Ranger prodect lines you'll explore teh differences between inks such as dye, pigment, alcohol, archival, distress, colorwash, and more! We will make a technique reference book with 6x6 mini-layouts/card fronts with instructions for each page, and type of inks used. This class will give you the knowledge to use inks properly and to their full potential

***Please bring to class: heat gun if you have one, variety of adhesives (wet and dry), acrylic block, scissors, pencil and paint brush! *****

Class #2

Altered Journey Mini Album:

Class will start at 3pm-6pm
Cost: $50.00

If you love everything Tim Holtz then this class is for you! We'll be creating a 6x8 mini-book with a "journey" theme using some of Tim's greatest products including some of his dies and embossing folders from Sizzix, Idea-ology embellishments, stamps, and of course INKS! During your journey class, you'll learn some fun and unique techniques along the way to make this project one of a kind!

***Please bring a basic tool kit including a 12" trimmer, sanding block, ruler, Crop-O-Dile or hole puncher, scissors, pencil and a variety of adhesives (wet and dry).*****

Lunch will be offered for an additional $10.00. When you RSVP your space please make sure you let us know if you would like lunch.

Jen's classes are already starting to fill up! Space is limited so please make sure you reserve your spot early!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of you!

I hope your new years eve/day was great! I enjoyed my family and close friends so much! We enjoyed New Years Eve day, by running the kids till they were so sleepy they could barely hold their little eyeballs open! New Years eve my hubby and i were actually able to enjoy the other adults that were among us for some actual adult conversation! It was great!

We were able to start the New Year Day out with a fun buggy ride, and 4 wheeler rides in the woods of Bonita Springs, with family and friends again! It was a great weekend, and loved the company it was filled with.

What did you do New Years Eve/Day? I hope you were surrounded by your loved ones as well!

I have listed below some of the fun events that we are looking forward to in 2011. We have a few more monthly programs that we will be on the schedule every month for the next year, one of which will be my recipe swap/class this monthly class will be filled with good food, and a little scrappy goodness once a month! Yay for that!

Also, we are excited to announce our Lunch Hour "Special" that will be twice a month on Tuesday's. This fun event will be for you the working girl! Take a lunch break, come down to the shop, be crafty for a little bit, and have a bite of lunch to eat with us at the shop which we will have available for you each week. You will be calling us to see what's on the menu! Give us an hour and you will be out of here! Lunch, and a little scrapping inspiration! Wow, what a great way to start off a work week!

i have listed here below our class calendar for the month of January, and I will also throw it in the sidebar, so you can take a peek! Some of you will have already received this info in your newsletter to! If you aren't getting our newsletters just leave me a comment with your email info, and I will get you taken care of! Or, you can email us at and we will be sure to add you!

Happy New Year,

January 2011 Classes!

Class and Crop Schedules.
Tuesday January 4th- Copic Beginner Classes
Time: 6pm-8pm
Cost: $12.00
Have you been wondering all about Copic Markers? If you have let our talented and certified Copic Instructor Janet teach you all the secrets about copic! Not really, there aren't any secrets, but they are so much more fun to color with, and buy when you know more about them! Janet is the perfect instructor to show you how much fun these markers are! Once you have completed this basic class you will be eligble to join the Copic Club, which offers a discount on the markers!

Wednesday January 5th- Escape mini album, and layout!
Time: 11am-1pm
Cost: $25.00
This is a great kit put together by Quick Quotes. In this class we will create a mini canvas album, all while learning inking techniques, and we will then also create a 12x12 2-page layout as well. All from stuff inside the kit! You will get alot of product for the price of this class!

Tuesday January 11th- Lunch Hour "Special"
Time: 11am-2pm
Cost: $10.00
This mini class was designed for you the working girl. Stop in anytime between 11am-2pm for a light lunch, and a little time to be creative! This is our trial run of this new event this month. We hope to increase this to 2 times a month so, you will be able to get out of the office, and enjoy a little "you" time on your lunch hour!

Wednesday January 12th- Basic Grey Card of the Month
Time: 11am-1pm and 6pm-8pm
Cost: $25.00
Alot of you have shown interest in the Basic Grey Page of the Month Program, and were excited to hear that they offered a card of the month program as well. We have 11 spots available for this COTM Program (card of the month). Each month Basic Grey will use their newest released line of papers, and kit together a variety of cards (usually 12) for us to create. This program will meet every 2nd Wednesday of every month.This month we will be using the line "Curio"

Thursday January 13th- Recipe Swap
Time: 6pm-8pm
Cost: $12.00 Per month
This is a class that will require commitment! In this class we will meet every month for 12 months. We will create recipe dividers, and a "drawer" to keep them in. Each participant will bring a recipe for what we focusing on each month. This month we will be bringing in recipe's for SOUPS. I will go make my favorite "soup" recipe this month to start the club off, and each month one person will bring in her "favorite" recipe depending on which divider we cover that month. I am excited about this class, and look forward to getting a taste of what each of you make in your h7.00omes!

Friday January 14th- Midnight Crop
Time: 5pm-Midnight
Cost: $7.00
This is a night of fun. We always have fun cropping together!
Join us for a night of inspiration, and fun with girls!

Saturday January 15th- Copic Club
Time: 9am-11am
Cost: $12.00
This is a club for Copic Marker lovers of the area! This club meets every 3rd Saturday of the month to create, and learn specific techniques using their markers.

Monday January 17th- Martin Luther Kings Day All Day Crop
Time: 10am-5pm
Cost: $7.00
Are you off work this day? If so come spend it with us!

Wednesday January 19th- Valentines Day Cards
Time: 11am-1pm and 6pm-8pm
Join Coleen as you use the fun new line of Cupcake Love by My Little Yellow Bicycle. In this class we will complete 6 fun cards, that can be used for Valentines Day, or Birthdays!

Saturday January 22nd- All Day Crop
Time: 10am-10pm
Cost: $10.00
Join us for a full 12 hour day of cropping. Just imagine all you can get done in 12 hours of cropping madness!

Wednesday January 26th- POTM Basic Grey
Time: 6pm-8pm
Cost: $20.00
We are winding down to the end of your commitment for this club!
Bring your basic tool kit!

Thursday January 27th- Basic Grey POTM
Time: 11am-1pm
Cost: $ 20.00
We are winding down to the end of your commitment to this club! Bring your basic tool kit!

Monday January 24th-Saturday January 29th Garage Sale.
Are you tired of the clutter in your scrapbooking/stamping studio? If you are and you are ready to clean out, and have some extra money to spend on new supplies, then this is the sale for you!
This is how our garage sale works:
Seller: if you are ready to sell all you need to do is price your supplies with your initials, and the price you would like on your things, rent a table for us, half table is $5.00 and a whole table is $10.00. Drop your stuff off to us, and we will set it up, and man your supplies for you for the entire week! All you have to do is drop off, and pick up your left over supplies (hopefully there won't be any) and then we will give you a store gift certificate dollar for dollar of what you made!

Buyers: We are always happy to have buyers and so are the sellers in the garage sale! Stop in on some amazing deals that you will be sure that you won't want to miss! The sale will be open from 10am-5pm monday-friday, and 10am-3pm on saturday! Make sure you stop in for a bargain!