Tuesday, January 18, 2011



Is it me or does it seem like January is just flying by. Christmas was just here and we're already stocking our shelves for Valentine's Day. Don't you wish that there was a "hold button" on life that you could push every once in awhile. What times would you pick? It's been a great start to the year and we feel very blessed.

Classes??? There are many to choose from and tantalize your creative juices.

First up is Jan Kruger's " A Friend is a Gift" Box... To quote Priscilla "This is a full circle type of project where you will make the box and the journal that goes in it. Jan's wonderful calligraphy and passages are always an inspirational addition to her designs. Bring you Basic Tool Kit, Scor-Pal, and adhesive." The class, as of this writing, is half full. Saturday, January 29th. Time: 1:00-3:00pm The cost is $25.00

Next up is Fran Kawakami's first in her year long series of "A Year in Cards". This one she has entitled "Love". As shown below, are six A2 sized cards. This will be a fun project for any skill level. The hard part will be deciding who to give them to. The only supplies you will need is a basic tool kit, adhesive, and a piercing tool. Fran's last class filled up quickly so don't delay. The date to save is Thursday, January 27, 2011.
The cost is $20.00.

We are are going to start off February with a class by Debbie West. The title is "Chocolate Hearts". This will be an evening of Crafting and a Chocolate Recipe Exchange. If chocolate is your favorite food group, this is the recipe exchange for you! You will exchange recipes and create a Valentine recipe album for safekeeping.
All class members will prepare and bring your favorite chocolate treat, and enjoy a chocolate recipe tasting. The supplies to bring include: 6 copies of your favorite chocolate recipe in an embellished Valentine-themed 6"x6" layout. Basic Tool Kit, red and brown stamp pads (recommended - Brilliance), adhesive, Crop-a-dile or Japanese screw punch, craft knife and cutting mat. The class is on Saturday, February 5th, 6:30-9:00pm. Class Fee is $25.00

Coming Attractions:

February 10th (Thursday): "Welcome Baby" - A Baby Album by Fran Kawakami 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: 25.00

February 13th (Sunday): "2nd Sunday Make and Take" - by Priscilla Teska 2:00-5:00pm

February 19th (Saturday): "Circle of Friends" by Jan Kruger 1:00-3:00pm

February 24th (Thursday): "A Year in Cards" - Kids Cards by Fran Kawakami 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $20.00

March 10th (Thursday): "Lunch Box Notes" - by Fran Kawakami 6:30-8:30pm Cost: $20.00

March 26th (Thursday): "A Year in Cards" - Birthday - by Fran Kawakami 6:30-8:30pm

If you have any questions give me a call. I'll follow up in a few days with some of the new items in the store.

We will see you tomorrow.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


"MAKE IT MINE" by Fran Kawakami
Happy New Year Everyone,

It's January and we've "hit the ground running". Christmas is a special time of the year and it's always a bit sad when I take down the decorations. Inventory was a chore again this year, but it was made a lot easier because of the efforts of a few volunteers. Priscilla and I thank them and all of you that make our little craft store a crafter's destination.

January Classes:
Thursday, January 13th 6:30-8:30pm "Make It Mine" by Fran. Cost: $15.00 You will enjoy this class in preparing for Valentines Day. The class involves making six 3x3 mini cards. Bring the following to the class: Scissors, adhesive (glue or tape), and a journaling pen (red or black).
Saturday, January 15th 1:00-4:00pm "New Year lantern" by Jan. Cost: $25.00 This is a clever project that requires a lot of folding, so make it easy by bringing your Scor-Pal. You will stamp and color to your hearts desire to create a very beautiful Chinese Lantern to hang all year. Supplies to bring: Basic Tool Lit, Scor-Pal, Gold and Plum ink pads.
Thursday, January 27th 6:30-8:30pm "A Year In Cards" by Fran. As soon as I get the sample and further details I'll post this information.
Saturday, January 29th 1:00-3:00pm "A Friend Is A Gift" Box w/Accordian Journal by Jan Kruger. I will post a photo as soon as I receive the class sample. You will create a box and make an accordian journal with Jan's heart warming passages. Supplies to bring: Basic Tool kit, Scor-Pal, and Adhesive.
New to the Store: A flat bed truck arrived yesterday with a supplies from Sizzix. We have re-stocked the shelves with the Eclips and Big Shots. Among the new items are a Albums, Bags, & Boxes cartridge for the Eclips, Tm Holttz's Pine Tree diecut, Flowers, Stars, and Swirls embossing folders from Sizzix, and Cutting Mat Adhesive for the Eclips. The new Pen Kit accessory for the Eclips is now available also.It is compatible with many types of the pens you already own. INCLUDING GLUES PENS. I am anxious to try it. Oh.. I almost forgot. We also have a limited supply of the Eclips Tote Bag. You will love the styling. Hot Off The Press delivered a box yesterday that includes more of the popular "peel and stick images" and several different styles of embossed papers. We have several new punches in the store also. Among them are Martha Stewart's "All Over The Page Punch". The engineering on these punches is truly amazing. It's available in a Rose Window, Butterfly Flourish Square, Star, Floral Tile, and Studded Heart. Priscilla is getting ready for the delivery of new papers for Valentines Day. We've created the display space...now all we need is the supplies to fill it. I'm sure I've forgotten some of the new things in the store, but that will just add to the surprise when you come see us.
Until then....as Priscilla would say "May the crafting spirit be with you". Me? "I'll see you tomorrow".