Saturday, December 31, 2011

Out With the Old, In With the New Sale

Join us for our huge:
Out With the Old, In With the New Sale
Saturday, December 31-Monday, January 2

It's hard to believe that the holidays are over and that we are already planning our trip to the CHA tradeshow the end of January. We know that will mean lots of new merchandise, so we are starting to clear shelves and make room. We hope that you will come in over the weekend and take advantage of some of these great deals:

*All Green Dot Stamps     Buy 1 Get 2 Free
*All Eyelets     70% off
*Red Tag/ Clearance Merchandise (excluding paper)  Additional 50% off
*Cottage Cutz Halloween and Christmas Dies (excludes winter)  50% off
*All Christmas Stamps     50% off
*We R Memory Keepers 12 x 12 Paper Pads     50% off
*We R Memory Keepers Clear Stamps     Buy 1, get 1 Free
*SEI Paper Lines     50% off
*KI Paper Lines     50% off
*Echo Park Paper Lines     30% off
*Bo-Bunny Paper and Embellishments     30% off
*All Score Tools     30% off
*All Albums     30% off
*All Tim Holtz Products     30% off

Come in, stock up and be ready to record all of your favorite memories from 2011!

Sale prices good on in stock merchandise only. Sale prices cannot be combined with other offers. Stamps are given on frequent buyer cards for regular priced merchandise only.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Eclectica's 12 Days of Christmas Sales

Eclectica's 12 Days of Christmas Sale
Day 1
Thursday December 1st  2011

The holiday season is a time to gather with our families and friends and celebrate  this wonderful time of the year. We will be celebrating the holiday season with the 12 Days of Christmas. There will be a different special each of the first 12 days of December so check your inbox nightly for the following day's holiday special!

On the first day of Christmas, celebrate with 25% off all Print Paper

Discounts apply to regular priced, in-stock merchandise only. Discounts cannot be combined with other offers. Frequent shopper stamps given on regular priced merchandise only.

Be sure to check out our Facebook page to stay informed of all the wonderful offers!

Eclectica's Holiday Open House!

It's that time of year, and what better way to celebrate it than with our

Eclectica Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 3

Join us for food and frolic at our annual Holiday Open House 
Saturday, December 3 from 10:00-1:00

Snack on cookies and hot apple cider. 

Create any or all of 4 adorable make-n-takes.
2 will be free make-n-takes: a holiday tag and a gift card holder. 
2 will be paid make-takes: an ornament for $3 and a picture frame for $5
(Last make-n-takes will begin at 12:30 as Santa's elves must return to his workshop at 1:00)

Enjoy shopping and our special Holiday Open House Promotions!

Time With Tara

Tara has made so many of our store samples and our customers have had questions about how she did them. Tara will be available after the Holiday Open House from 2-4 to answer questions and give demos with some of the products and techniques that she has used in some of the samples she has made for our store.

We look forward to seeing you this coming Saturday!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend Specials!

Be sure to stop by this weekend and take advantage of our awesome 
Thanksgiving Weekend Specials!

*Making Memories Paints,,,,,,,,,,70% off
*Fancy Pants Paper and Embellishments..........60% off
*Buy a Full Size ($5.19) Momento Ink Pad and Get a Momento Marker ($2.49) Free
*My Mind's Eye Six By Six 6x6 Paper Pads..........Buy 1 Get 1 Free
*Faber Castell Colored Pencils..........50% off
*Stickles..........30% off
*Prima's Printery and Alla Prima Lines..........40% off
*Simple Stories Paper (excludes 6x6 pads)..........40% off
*Hampton Arts Cling Stamps (includes Graphic 45 sets)..........40% off
*Graphic  45 Paper (excluding Tropical Travelogue)..........40% off
*All Scrapbooks..........25% off
*Silhouette Vinyl..........25% off

Promotional prices are good on in-stock merchandise only. 
Promotional prices can not be combined with other offers.
Frequent shopper cards are stamped for regular price merchandise only.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Holiday Hours & Black Friday Specials

Fist off, we would like to wish all of our customers a very Happy Thanksgiving and let you know that when we count our blessings, we are very thankful for each and every one of you. We know that you can choose to shop at a wide variety of places and we are thankful that you choose to support Eclectica, an independent papercrafting supply store. It means the world to us!

In order to allow our employees time to prepare for Thanksgiving, Eclectica will be closing at 4:00 on Wednesday, November 23. We will open for Black Friday at 8:00 AM Friday morning, November 25 and be open until 8:00 PM. Saturday and Sunday will be normal business hours.


And now, to the fun stuff...

Here is a listing of our Black Friday Specials:

*8 AM until  10AM Double Stamps on Regular Priced Merchandise
*8 AM until 10 AM Clearance Paper..........20 cents each
*Clearance and Red Tag Merchandise..........$1
*Making Memories Paints,,,,,,,,,,70% off
*Fancy Pants Paper and Embellishments..........60% off
*Buy a Full Size ($5.19) Momento Ink Pad and Get a Momento Marker ($2.49) Free
*My Mind's Eye Six By Six 6x6 Paper Pads..........Buy 1 Get 1 Free
*Faber Castell Colored Pencils..........50% off
*Stickles..........40% off
*Prima's Printery and Alla Prima Lines..........40% off
*Simple Stories Paper..........40% off
*Hampton Arts Cling Stamps (includes Graphic 45 sets)..........40% off
*Graphic  45 Paper (excluding Tropical Travelogue)..........40% off
*All Scrapbooks..........25% off
*Silhouette Vinyl..........25% off

Promotional prices are good on in-stock merchandise only. Promotional prices can not be combined with other offers.
Frequent shopper cards are stamped for regular priced merchandise only.

We hope that you will all enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday and we look forward to seeing you bright and early on Friday morning!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cards with Copics Class ~ this Saturday

On Saturday, October 22, at 10:30am Mary will be teaching her monthly Cards With Copics. This is a great class for those of you who have taken a basic introduction to Copic Markers class, but who would love to learn some more techniques and get some more practice. 

Mary will be teaching more shading and blending techniques for you to use while creating a Fall and a Christmas card. This is a monthly class, but the cards that you create are different every month. Markers are available for you to use during class, but if you would like to bring or purchase your own markers, just call or come by the store. We have a list of the colors that will be used during class. 

To sign up for this class, simply come by Eclectica or call (901) 377-0730. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Wonderful Memory Box Special Event ~ Coming Soon!

Angela Finet, who is a Memory Box Design Team Member and Stamp Store Owner, will be coming to Eclectica on Saturday, October 8 to teach 2 classes. In both classes, participants will be creating a series of cards using products and techniques that are NEW to Eclectica.

Sweet on Gelatos

Saturday, October 8 at 11:00 AM
Cost: $25

Gelatos are extra creamy, water-soluble crayons from Faber-Castelle that are too much fun to work with. In this class Angela will help participants to create a series of cards featuring a variety of techniques using Gelatos as well as the latest Memory Box stamps and papers. One of the best parts, these Gelatos have no calories! Class participants need to bring their basic tool kit to class.


Saturday, October 8 at 2:30 PM
Cost: $25

Join Angela for a class that sparkles and shines. Participants will be working with stamps and papers from Memory Box as well as new products from Elizabeth Craft Design which includes the most Ultrafine Glitter to ever hit the market. The focus of this class will be creating cards with glitter and other shiny objects which will include techniques for coloring over glitter with Copic markers. You will never look at glitter the same way again! Participants need to bring their basic tool kit as well as a reservoir brush and tweezers.

We are so excited to welcome Angela back to Eclectica! And
we sure do hope that you will join us.

To sign up for these great classes, simply come by Eclectica or call (901) 377-0730.

Friday, August 19, 2011

It's like Christmas in August around here!

You would not believe the number of deliveries UPS has made to Eclectica lately. And as you know, UPS deliveries for us = fabulous new merchandise for you!

We have been very busy putting all the new goodies out for you as soon as they come in. But, if you haven't stopped by the store recently, grab a chair and enjoy this small sampling of some of our new lines. Please note, most of these collections contain a variety of embellishments not pictured here.

Echo Park has been very busy this year.
And they're not about to slow down now...
their new releases are nothing short of amazing:

Happy Days
This line is reminiscent of the good ol' days.

The Apothecary Emporium
This is quite possibly my favorite of all new Halloween lines.
It screams Halloween, without being childish.
And the double-sided papers are SO versatile.

Bo Bunny has not one, not two, not three, not even four, but FIVE new releases.
And may I just add, they are all fabulous!

Garden Girl
This lovely line is the perfect mix of sugar and spice and everything nice.
The colors are patterns are so bright and exciting.
You're gonna love it!

Welcome Home:
If you love soft hues of blue and green and lots of flourishes,
you are sure to love this cozy new collection.

Sweet Tooth:
Sweet Tooth has so many yummy papers and fabulous embellishments full of sweet treats!
Makes me crave some baked goods just looking at it!

This new line is sure to become a staple in your collection.
It's perfect to use alone or mixed with other great Bo Bunny collections.
So versatile, you can mix and match with any line!
How can you not love that?

Father Christmas
Hard to believe we're talking Christmas in August,
but believe me when I say these vintage pages will have you wishing for snow!

Reminisce has two new lines that will surely get you thinking/scrapping Halloween!

I ♥ Candy
This collection is bold, graphic and full of CANDY CORN,
which are the perfect ingredients for a fabulous Halloween!

Halloween Party
These crazy characters are sure to liven up any scrapbook layout...
the spiders, bats, ghosts and goblins all get along smashingly in this fun collection.

My Mind's Eye has three new releases. Their new Lost and Found Spinner rack is unbelievably DELECTABLE. And I will make sure to feature that one by itself (yes, I like it THAT much!) next week. But for now, feast yourself in these beautiful Christmas lines:

12 Days of Christmas
This beautiful collection is a must have with everything a bright, fun Christmas collection needs! There are trees, ornaments, snowflakes, presents and banners in the fabulous colors of reds, greens, blues and creams.

Lost & Found Christmas
This is definitely a timeless and elegant take on the traditional Christmas papers. And I must add, this is my favorite Christmas line so far. It is designed in distressed reds, greens, creams and browns. With old world style and glitter in all the right places, you will find yourself reaching for this collection over and over. I know I am!

Like I mentioned earlier, this is just a small sampling of all the new amazing collections and embellishments we ordered from CHA. There a lot more in the store and a lot more on the way. New merchandise is coming in daily. So be sure to stop by the store to check them all out!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Happy Birthday to... US!

Join Us As We Celebrate Our 7th Birthday

We cordially invite you to join us as we celebrate our 7th birthday!

We will have promotions the entire weekend, beginning Thursday, August 11th

Come and join us for Birthday cake from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm on Thursday. In addition to the sales that will be effective Thursday through Sunday, there will be a special promotion each day.

Thursday, August 11: Thursday's special promotion will be double stamps on your frequent shopper card.

Friday, August 12: Our promotion for today are paper packs that will be given free with a purchase of $10.00 (pre-tax) or more. These will be given while supplies last and are limited to one paper pack per family.

Saturday, August 13: Today's promotion is a drawing for a give-away of 3 mini-book packs. The each kit includes a Basic Grey mini book and the papers from one of the new lines from the Bo Bunny collection as well as cardstock and some embellishments. Entries for the drawing will be given with each $20 (pre-tax) purchase. The drawing will be held on Monday, August 15.

Sunday, August 14: Come in and guess how much ribbon is in the jar. If you are the person with the closest guess, you will receive the jar filled with ribbon as well as a $10 Eclectica gift card. There is no charge to guess, but entries are limited to one per customer.

Sales for all 4 days:
Ancient Page Ink Pads and Re-Inkers: 70% off
Clearance (red tag) 50% off
American Craft Galaxy and Slick Writers (open stock only) 50% off
Echo Park Paper and Embellishments (excludes Happy Days and Apothecary Emporium) 40% off
We R Memory Keepers Paper and Embellishments (excludes Spookville release) 40% off
Stamping Bella Unmounted Stamps: 40% off
Silhouette Cutting Machine: 25% off
Silhouette Tote Bag: 25% off
Tim Holtz Idealogy: 25% off
Copic Markers:20% off
The Twinery Twine: 20% off

Now this is one celebration you won't want to miss!

Discounts can not be combined with other offers. Sale prices good on in-stock merchandise only. We only stamp frequent shopper cards for regular priced merchandise.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Kids + Mom & Me Class = FUN!

It's simple math, really!
Just ask any of these happy customers!
This is the group of artists who participated in July's Mom & Me Summer Crafting Class.
The project this month was a personalized dry erase board.
They were given the freedom to be as creative as they wanted.
And they all did a fabulous job!

Thanks for coming guys!
It was a great time.
We can't wait to see you again soon!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Dies and Stamps

We recently received a whole lot of fun new dies and stamps, 
and we are just dying to share them with you!

First up is a brand new line of clear stamps called My Favorite Things . 
And they are absolutely ADORABLE! 
The perfect addition for all our wonderful card makers out there!

We also received the new Die-namics die. 
They are big and versatile and fabulous... perfect for all papercraft enthusiasts.

We have Memory Box's latest:
Their Halloween stamps are HAUNTINGLY cute!

And with a combination of dies and stamps, 
their holiday line is nothing short of striking!
 Stunning Possibilities!

And last, but not least, here is a sampling of Lifestyle Crafts' 
(formerly known as QuicKutz) latest release.
If you ask us, these are perfect for documenting your favorite beach/vacation memories.

So there you have it. 
For a better look, stop by and check them out.
We promise you won't be disappointed!

Friday, July 15, 2011

$100 Gift Card Give Away This Weekend

Join us Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17
for our Gift Card Give-Away. 

For every $25 you spend (pre-tax), you will receive an entry for our $100 gift card drawing. 

That's right, spend $50 pre-tax, get 2 entries for the $100 gift card; spend $75 dollars pre-tax and receive 3 entries for the $100 gift card; a $100 pretax purchase will entitle you to  4 entries for the $100 gift card give away.

You get the idea... the more you spend, the more entries you will have in the drawing, and the better your chances of winning a $100 Eclectica gift card!

And with so many great new things to choose from, qualifying for entries for the drawing will be a piece of cake. 

The drawing for the $100 gift card will be held on Monday, July 18th.

And now, the obligatory fine print:
The purchase of gift cards and class sign-ups are excluded from this promotion.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mom & Me Summer Crafting Class next Tuesday

- Note to self - 
Sign the kids up for this fun class! 

Join Liz as she walks you and your young ones through creating their very own dry erase board.  Each attendee will have a chance to personalize their board with their names and embellishments.

Help your kids keep track of their play dates, assignments and extracurricular activities. Or use it leave them cute reminders of their chores ;)

This class is suitable for girls or boys. 



Attendees must be 6 years old or older, and must have an adult accompany them for assistance. 

In addition to your basic supplies, please bring a glue stick, pop dots and glue dots.

To sign up, please call us at 901-370-3705 or stop by today. But you may want to do it soon, since this class has limited spots available.

Date: Tuesday, July 19
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Cost: $18

Monday, July 4, 2011

Saturday Night Layouts Class Sneak Peek

Brought to you live from Eclectica Scrapbooks & Stamps - it's
Saturday Night Layouts!

For this special night we bring you two of our very talented scrapbook instructors, Liz & Rhonda.  Due to the great response received from our students last month, we will be offering you 8 single 12x12 page layouts again in July. That’s right, 8 single page layouts, which will mean more themes for you!  No holding back here, these girls have serious talent and you will be amazed at the layouts and ideas you leave class with. You will be taking a small break, so be sure and bring yourself a snack to keep your energy level going.

Themes this month include:
Birthday, Sweet Memories, Best Buds, All in the Family, Baby, Back to School, Summer, and Family.   

 Please note: Your basic tool kit is needed for class. 

Not able to make it to class?  
No problem!
Sign up as usual and we will make a kit for you, 
available for pick-up after the class has met. 

This was a sold out class last month, 
so be sure to sign up EARLY so you will not miss it!   
The class is limited to 16 students.

Instructors: Liz & Rhonda
Saturday, July 9th
4:00 - 8:00 pm

Friday, July 1, 2011

Eclectica's 4th of July Blow Out Sale-A-Bration

Saturday July 2 through Monday July 4
(Regular hours Saturday and Sunday. Monday hours 10-4)

Join Eclectica as we celebrate the 
4th of July holiday weekend 
with a Blow Out Sale-a-Bration 
this Saturday, Sunday and Monday:
*We R Memory Keepers Pre-Made Page Kits   70% off
*Select Quickutz Dies (green dots)   70% off
*Art Impressions Clear Stamps   70% off
*We R Memory Keepers Paper Pads   70% off
*My Mind's Eye Abbey Road Paper and Embellishments   70% off
*We R Memory Keepers Brads   70% off
*Adirondack Ink Pads   20% off
*Adirondack Alcohol Inks 20% off

*Northwoods Stamps   20% off
*Kaiser Rhinestones and Pearls   20% off
*Copic Markers   20% off
*Summer Days Mini Book Kit   20% off
*6x6 and 8x8 Paper Pads   20% off

Shop early for the best selection as quantities are limited. 
Sale prices are limited to in-stock merchandise only. 
We only stamp frequent buyer cards for regular priced merchandise.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Memory Box Special Event ~ Coming Soon!

David Brethauer, Co-Owner and Designer for Memory Box
Will Be Teaching 2 Classes at Eclectica

Monday, August 1

David Brethauer and his wife, Monica are the co-owners of Memory Box Stamps. Dave is also the designer for the stamps for Memory Box. We are so excited that he will be at Eclectica on Monday, August 1 to teach not one, but two classes for us.

Each class is about 2 hours long and there will be approximately an hour between the classes for a quick dinner or snack.

The classes are $40 each, but customers who sign up for both classes will receive a $10 store credit to be used on the day of the Memory Box classes.

Class Descriptions:

Memory Box Holiday Colored Pencils   3:30pm-5:30pm
Come and learn about color, blending and shading while using Memory Box images and papers and our latest dies! Each student will make 5 cards using colored pencil techniques that will make you color like a pro. We'll put color to work in analogous and complementary color schemes to really make your greeting cards stand out!

Memory Box Watercolor   6:30pm-8:30pm
This fun class teaches watercolor through watercolor paints and watercolor pencils. Learn the advantages of each watercolor media and get some helpful tips for applying watercolor to greeting cards. Try out different types of watercolor paper while learning washes and blending techniques. Each student will create 5 cards in an informative and supportive teaching style.

Dave will be using brand new products from Memory Box's What's in the Box Fall/Christmas release which is scheduled to ship to stores in July.

Dave will provide colored pencils, watercolors and brushes. He asks that each class participant bring a paper trimmer, scissors and a strong double sided adhesive tape

To sign up for these fabulous classes, simply come by the store or call (901) 377-0730. But don't delay... there are limited spaces available!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mom & Me Summer Crafting Series

☼ ☼ ☼

Attention parents, grandparents, and nannies! Are you running out of ideas of things to do to keep the kids entertained this summer? If so, then join us for this fun class!

In June we will create a wonderful summer-themed accordion-style mini book perfect for recording your kids' favorite summer memories.

The paper and embellishments we'll be using are from Echo Park's Summer Days collection and they are bright and colorful and suitable for both girls and boys.

Kids ages 6+ are welcome with adult supervision.

There are still a few spaces available, so don't delay.
Stop by or call today to reserve your spot!

When: Saturday, June 18th, 2011 @ 1:30 pm
Where: Eclectica Scrapbooks & Stamps
Instructor: Liz
Cost: $15 per child

In addition to your basic supply kit,
please bring a large glue stick, glue dots and pop dots.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Saturday Night Layouts (SNL) this Saturday!

June Saturday Night Layouts (SNL) is this Saturday, June 4

Join us this Saturday for June's Saturday Night Layouts Class, from 4 - 8 p.m.

Where else can you create 8 single 12x12 page layouts created with our designers' touches? That’s right, you'll complete 8 single page layouts in one night! You'll love the creative, detailed layouts our instructors have come up with for you this month.

Themes this month include: Vacation/Travel (2), Beach, Red White & Blue (sneak peek shown here), Special Occasion, Flowers/Gardening, Siblings and Heritage.

Can't make it to class? Don't worry! Call or stop by and sign up for the class as usual & mention you'd like to take the class as a kit. Your class kit will be available for pick up any time after the class has met.

Don't delay, there are only a few spots left and class enrollment closes on Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Journal Making Class this Saturday!

Creative Ideas Journal Making Class: Saturday, May 21 at 1:30 PM -- $18

We're leaving sign-ups for this great class open until Friday, May 20 at 7 PM. Can't make it on Saturday? Sign up as usual and Alissa will make this class into a kit for you, complete with instructions and color photos, available for pick up after class has met.

Have you ever thought of starting an art journal? What about a sketch book for layout ideas? Or, have you wanted a place to hold paper swatches and photos so you have them handy to color match while shopping at Eclectica? We have the perfect solution! In this class, you'll create a customizable "creative ideas" journal, totally from scratch. That's right - we're starting from the ground up in this class, crafting the entire book using chipboard, book binding tape and other crafty materials. We'll then embellish it with the beautiful and inspiring "Daily Junque" paper line from Pink Paislee. This journal won't disappoint - we're including a pocket, paper pad, and tons of other handy little details. You won't want to craft without it!

Please note: In addition to your basic tool kit, please bring Creamy Brown chalk ink (or equivalent), strong holding, quick drying liquid adhesive and a Crop-a-Dile (if you have one).

Friday, May 13, 2011

Creative Cards: Next Monday & Tuesday (May 16 & 17)

Creative Cards: Masculine Madness
Monday, May 16 @ 10:30 AM & Tuesday, May 17 @ 6:30 PM
Cost: $14 Instructor: Alissa

It's not too late to sign up for next week's Creative Cards class!

This class will fill your card stash with loads of awesome masculine cards for the men in your life. Handsome, fun and funny, we'll create a total of four card perfect for HIM. One of these will be a Father's Day card (other sentiments will be available). Hoping to learn a new technique or two and pick up a couple trendy stamping tricks here and there? Want to use the new tools and products in the store fresh from CHA? Well, we’ll do that! You’ll leave class with four completed cards, detailed instructions and a color photograph of the samples.

Intrigued but can't make it to the class? Sign up as usual and we'll make this class into a kit for you, available for pick-up after class has met.

Call us at 901-377-0730 to sign up. Alissa can't wait to see you in class!

Friday, May 6, 2011

National Scrapbook Day Sale-a-bration

Join us in celebrating National Scrapbook Day 
 this Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8
12 hour Crop Saturday from 10 am until 10 pm: Dinner will be provided along with goodie bags for participants as well as games, challenges and prizes. The cost is only $20. Call (901) 377-0730 or come in to sign up.

Free Make-N-Take: From 2 pm until 4 pm on Saturday, we will have the supplies for participants to create an adorable 12x12 scrapbook page. There is no cost for the make-n-take, but it is limited to one per customer.

National Scrapbook Day Sale-a-bration, Saturday and Sunday:
*Clearance Paper  $.20 per sheet
*All Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts Dies (excluding Wildflower Gift Set)   50% off
*Graphic 45 12x12 Paper and Stamps   30% off
*Bo-Bunny Paper and Embellishments   30% off
*American Craft Paper and Embellishments (excludes Thickers)  30% off
*Bazzill Flowers  25% off
*Jolee's 25 off
*KI Memories Puffies  25% off
*Ribbon By The Yard  25% off
*All Clear Stamps  25% off

Sale prices limited to in-stock merchandise only. Sales cannot be combined with other offers. Frequent Shopper stamps given on regular priced merchandise only.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Designing With Tim-Wall Art Class

Join Kimm as she teaches you how to design, die cut, emboss, distress and more with Tim Holtz products. 

Class participants will start with a simple 9x7 wood frame and will create a beautiful piece of wall art using many Tim Holtz products as well as lush paper and embellishments to kick it up a notch.

Saturday, April 16 at 1:30

This is a workshop length class and there are limited seats available. If you have an embossing gun and a non-stick craft sheet, please bring it. If you don't have them, no worries, you can use ours. 

Stop by the store or call us at (901)377-0730 to sign up today.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Creative Cards: Next Monday & Tuesday (April 18 & 19)

Creative Cards: Feminine & Fabulous
Monday, April 18th at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday, April 19th at 6:30 p.m.

This month's card class will fill your card stash with loads of fabulously feminine cards for the women in your life. Cute, fun and funny, we'll create a total of four card perfect for HER. One of these will also be a Mother's Day card (other sentiments will be available). Don't worry, we haven't forgotten about the men in our lives - that class will be next month!

Alissa has loaded this class with tons of tips, tricks and techniques (including a cool Ranger product paint resist technique). You’ll leave class with four completed cards, detailed instructions and a color photograph of the samples. We think this class is one of our best bargains at only $14.

Intrigued but can't make it to the class? Sign up as usual and we'll make this class into a kit for you, available for pick-up after class has met.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mom's Menu Board Saturday, April 9th at 1:30 p.m. $20

By customer request, Alissa is repeating her menu board chalkboard class so many of you have commented on in the store, with the new kitchen-appropriate papers, Imaginisce Berrylicious! Keep track of what's for dinner, your grocery list or notes to the family on this altered wooden chalkboard. A perfect Mother's Day gift for the women in your life... or for yourself! This large menu board (approximately 11x14") can either hang on the wall or sit on the counter. Even if you've never "altered" before, this is the perfect class to get your feet wet, but will thrill papercrafters of all levels.

In addition to your basic tool kit, please bring
a foam brush and a bottle of Mod Podge (matte or glossy - your choice) and a chestnut roan chalk ink, if you have one.

We're leaving sign-ups for this class open until 7 p.m. on Friday. You must sign up by then so we have ample time to prep the frames prior to class.

Can't make it Saturday? No problem! Sign up for class as usual and mention you're taking this class as a kit. Alissa will prep the project for you (you'll need to add a coordinating acrylic paint from your stash) and it will be ready for pick-up after class as met. Alissa's instructions are fabulous, with step-by-step instructions and color photographs, so completing this project on your own will be a snap.

We hope to see you in class on Saturday!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

As promised ~ New MME Collection

Well, they've gone and done it again. My Mind's Eye has released a stunning new rack program called Stella and Rose.

Double-sided paper, journaling cards, stickers, brads, stamps, buttons, ribbon, trinkets. In short, everything you need to create stunning paper crafts.

It is perfect for girls and boys and friends and family and everything else that makes this craft of ours so fun.

Ladies and gentlemen, here's a little sneak peak of Stella and Rose:
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to photography every single item in this stunning collection, but you can go to MME's website (here) to view the entire collection, or just come in and see it for yourself.