Friday, May 25, 2007

"Secrets Of Rusty Things"
by Michael de Meng
Take an amazing journey with artist Michael deMeng as he walks you through his world of transformations. He turns the common into the sacred. His assemblages are metaphors for the evolutions of existence: from life to death to rebirth, from constructioin to destruction to reconstruction, an examination of a world in perpetual flux, where meaning and function are everchanging. His work can be seen in galleries across the country, and he teaches his process in workshops worldwide.
His book is available at Mystic Paper now and he will be here in August to do a book signing with us. We'll let you know more about that as the date gets closer. You can learn more about
Michael deMeng on his blog as well.
Jennifer and I have decided that we both deserve a day off, and since Ellen went to Disneyland (that's right, Disneyland on Memorial Day Weekend) Mystic Paper will be closed on Monday.
And, in case any of you think that I have suddenly turned into a wonderful writer with my description of Michael de Meng's book, think again, it's copied directly out of his book!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


This new Somerset Life Magazine is here and waiting for you to covet! Jennifer hugs hers and thinks that it's yummy. Choc full of ideas and eye candy!

This magazine is brand new and should by here next week! Need some stamping inspiration, this is for you!

Over the years, Stampington & Company has released many beautiful Art Stamp collections designed by talented artists. We have an exciting announcement about our Inspirations magazine! The Summer '07 issue of Stampington Inspirations featuring 73 pages of beautiful stamped cards and project samples will now be combined with our new 120+ page Art Stamp Catalog featuring almost 600 of our best-selling and newest stamp images! In it you will find Christine Adolph’s new collection (debuting in this issue) and plans are underway to include a new Christmas line in the catalog. We are excited about the new Stampington Inspirations & Art Stamp Catalog and hope you are ready to be “Inspired” to create!

Don't forget the deadline for our design team submissions is May 29th. They're rolling in so don't miss out on this great opportunity!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Collage Sheets - We've got them! Need to add a little something extra to your art work?
Vintage Arizona ephemera
Vintage Chicago Cubs
Vintage photos
Vintage Father Ephemera - don't forget Father's Day is coming up!

And Oh La La Vintage Paris

And more custom Collage Sheets created by Mystic Paper are on the way. These are printed on a heavy 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock and the price, well you better sit down....$1.99 each

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

We love Terri O...

This past weekend Terri O was a featured guest at the International Craft & Hobby Show held in Tokyo, Japan. She came into the store to borrow some of our smaller projects to take with her to help educate all those Japanese who are into paper arts and scrapbooking. She thought that bringing along some of our projects would help show them how you can step outside the box. We can't wait for her to tell us how our projects went over in Tokyo.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

More NEW product coming in from our CHA Winter show?

Well, yes and worth the wait.
We have some new brads from American Craft. Some very cool colorful rub-ons, felt flowers, and tons of pretty ribbons.

If you bought any of the adorable Miss Elle collection (it's the cherries), we now have the swatch book of rub-ons that coordinate with it. So pretty!
We also have some cute metal embellishments-seashells and ladybugs.

This gorgeous lime green frilly paper belongs to the Honeydew collection-so yummy! The transparency is gorgeous as well, you can cut this baby up, or use it whole. The transparencies go with so many different things. This one is to the Anthology line by Creative Imaginations.
Pretty Colors...

If you are in need of adding a bit of color...then these pens are the perfect addition for you to add to your cards, ATCs, or your scrapbook pages. They are archival and they also have two sides, a fine and medium point. The best thing about these pens is the color selection-so many pretty colors!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Friday Night Out In Downtown Mesa! Fun Fun Fun!!

Here's some birds for you Judy...aren't they the funniest? The grown-ups like them just as much as the kids, and I think that the grown-ups that are riding the birds just never grew up. They're just a couple of big kids!

We had our second live swap and had a great turn-out. Here are the cards that got traded. They were all amazing. With a theme like "Winged Things" how could they not be amazing? We had the Statue of Liberty with wings, a purple cow with wings, a seahorse with wings, bugs, birds, babies, women, and even motorcycles. So much fun to see what everyone comes up with. The next live swap is June 8th and the theme is Fairy Tales and Fables. We learned from the last swap that we enjoy the laid back atmosphere so we will continue with the walk around swap but at the next swap we will begin promptly at 7:15 P.M. We had at least 15 participants this time so if you want all of the cards we'll have to start making more!

Here's a shot of some of the fun creations the vendors outside brought with them. I wasn't very good at picture taking (Sorry Mike) but here is a shot of Shirley's booth. Her business is called Artsy Fartsy and she brings amazing altered items that she has created. Mike and Leslie brought their crafty ware from Jack & Cat Curio. It was loved by all. We should have more news next week on what classes Mike will be teaching here. That's right, he's the mystery man that will be teaching here.
So stayed tuned for more about upcoming classes and swaps. Our next ATC swap is the drop off swap, the cards are due this next Friday, 18th. The theme is anything to do with the letter A.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Did you mention that you want flowers for Mother's Day?

Flowers from Mystic Paper that is...No watering, no wilting, and they will make you smile! New Mini Me Flowers from Prima are here!

Or, perhaps you want tiny flowers in an adorable tin that can be used later for storage or what the heck, alter it and make a mini shadow box!

And these beautiful Mulberry flowers...if you love them you better come and get 'em. They have been discontinued so what we have is all there is. If you're thinking about taking Sue Altmans "Miniature Memory Quilt" class on Saturday, May 26th these are the flowers that she used in the first class and they look gorgeous on the little quilts. We sold out after her first class so don't wait or these pretties will be gone!

Are you loving the new clear stamps from Autumn Leaves? Well, here is a new shipment of all new stamps!

Our personal favorite. Who couldn't love the swirls with the little sayings?

And buttons galore!

Judy's "Behind The Scenes, A Little Book of Background Techniques" class is this coming Thursday May 10th, 10:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. If you have been wanting to learn some great techniques that can be used in scrapbooking and for ATC backgrounds this is the class to take. You will forever have the example of the technique as well as instructions on how you did it. And, as you learn new techniques they can be added to your book.
Don't forget to remind kids and husbands that we also have gift certificates so you can shop for whatever your heart desires this Mother's Day!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

Tomorrow that is. And that means big savings at Mystic Paper. Everything that is currently on clearance will have an additional 15% discount. That makes most everything on sale below cost. And, don't forget, we have some 7 Gypsies and Basic Grey in the sale mix. This will probably be your last chance to buy and Motifica or Sublime! Oh so sad. We also have the 7 Gypsies Oval Scroll stamp which will be $1.00 OFF on National Scrapbook Day. So join us for NSBD and save, save, save!

Does the price of gas make you cranky? Does the price of adhesive make you even crankier? We can fix your adhesive problem, not the gas problem. Half's not bad, right? We just got a huge shipment of new double sided tape dispensers that will put a smile on your face. They are from Stix2 and, in comparison to other adhesive dispensers that we have had...well, let's just say huge savings. Come on in and see for yourself.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Unrelated to Scrapbooking...

Or is it?
Here are both new and restocked non-paper items we have in.

I'm calling this a Memory Gate, it's about 28 inched tall, and holds tons of photos, greeting cards, notes and postcards. We only have a few, so first come...

These jars are perfect for buttons, ribbon, embellishments, or maybe even pickles.

We have more of the beautiful Rustic Mannequins in- these have been discontinued by the manufacturer, so once they're gone, they will be gone.

We also have more of the postcard and photo frames back in, we didn't know how popular these would be...and now, they are back.

I think the way Tena Sprenger had tied ribbon to hers was just adorable, take a peek at her blog if you want to check them out.

Speaking of ADORABLE! This is Honey, She belongs to our new customer Tawny. Isn't she the cutest daschund ever?

Mystic Paper Design Team...

After much thought, we have decided to announce to the world that we are looking for a design team. The Design Team will consist of 6 people, who will be chosen by public vote held here in the store during our Customer Appreciation Day all day on June 2nd. Those interested in being on the MPDT will have until Tuesday, May 29th to submit their work. So come on all of you stamp artists, altered artists, collage artists, scrapbook artists, and book artists, we need you to create a uniquely blended Design Team that will showcase our products.

Some of the details...

Mystic Paper Design Team hopefuls will need to submit one 12 x 12 layout and 1 project of their choice! Each person on the Mystic Paper Design Team will serve a one year term. During this term MPDT will be required to design one project for Mystic Paper per month, using our product, supplied by us, for us to show off in our store. The MPDT will receive a 15% discount on all purchases. All Mystic Paper employees, teachers, and family members will not be considered for the MPDT.

Come on and get busy!