Monday, April 30, 2007

New Melissa Frances...

It's here and it's lovely!
New papers! New Stickers! Clear Stamps! Great Hinged Boxes! (in 2 sizes) Restocked papers, stickers and rub-ons.

We also have restocked Melissa Frances Papers, Clipboards, Rub-ons, and Matchbox Kits.

Rusty Pickle? It has been a Pickle Parade here this past week. We just got in some new Tab Albums and Wrong Way Arrows, which are chipboard. I used one on the front of the Farm Friends Book. Cute!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

It's a story of misconception...

Kim and I went to get some nests at the M store yesterday to finish a little bird theme we have going on in the back of the store. We found some Creative Imagination items that we carry here. We never really know what to think when the big "box stores" carry the same product as we (the little independent stores) do. When I looked at the price of these items my jaw dropped open. WHAT! How can they charge so much for this? So we purchased the same 3 items at the M store and also here at Mystic Paper. Guess what store had the better price? MYSTIC PAPER by $7.26! I can't tell you how many times a day we hear customers talking about what they just bought at the M store, because it was such a great deal, but I think it's all a facade. I decided to expose the facts- we have not only the product, but the receipts and the savings pointed out and it's all sitting on our front counter. I can say that I love a good deal, but over seven dollars difference! Seriously? Please come and check it out, that's all I'm saying.

This is Tieger. Is he the cutest or what? Stephanie, a new customer brought in her shopping companion and he sat in the husband holding area for quite awhile. We thought he was very well behaved and more importantly...ADORABLE!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Just when you thought there wasn't anything to do this weekend...

Look what's here, that's right, NEW 7 GYPSIES!

Can you believe it? 7 Gypsies has come out with a mid-show release!
Paper, 97% Complete Stickers, 97% Complete Tag Assortments-black & white and color, and Clear Stamps! Jeff our UPS guy brought all of this in earlier, but I didn't blog about it. I wanted to wait until later in the day to surprise all of you!

Our UPS Delivery...

Look what Jeff brought us today!

We have restocked Tim Holtz papers and Do-Dads.

Did you check out the latest Sommerset Studio (May June Issue)? Tim Holtz is featured along with many photos of his work.

And we also have many restocked Books!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


If you thought you saw everything last weekend...well, now there's tons more in the store. And even MORE on the way! Here's some of the new Creative Imaginations product. Some gorgeous, some a bit on the cuter holiday side, and some is just to die for! beloved Cavallini...
Here at last. Did somebody say Paris? -jw

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Here are some photos from the CK Mesa Convention- it's Jennifer's Pieces of Our Past class that we sponsored. It was great! Many students told me that they loved the techniques and all the messy paint. Unusual for a Jennifer Wagner class right ladies? Ha ha! A couple of people from today's class just came in and told me that Pieces of Our Past was their favorite class out of all the classes they took this weekend. Way to go Jennifer!

A big thanks to Jan, Linda and Susan for helping out too.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

More boxes from UPS...

Our favorite UPS guy Jeff along with his helper Stephanie brought us boxes...

and more boxes!

It's all restocked and a bit of new product from Creative Imaginations.

Here's the Scrapper's Canvas that many of you have been waiting for- YEAH!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Friday Night Fun...

A big thanks to Tena Sprenger and Carol Wingert who joined us Friday evening for the first signing party of their new book Lifelines. This is just an incredible book packed full of great ideas and techniques. Everyone had a great time meeting both of these lovely ladies. They signed all of our copies in the store, so if you missed out you can still pick one up!

Friday evening was also "A Night Out In Downtown Mesa" which is the second Friday of each month. We were joined by Mystic Paper's newest addition to our teaching staff, Mike Putman. He was out front selling his art work and promoting his upcoming classes. He also joined in on our first "Life ATC Swap". His ATC's were of course way over the top! Here he is with Sharon Derr swapping cards.

Stay tuned for tons of new product coming in this next week, right before convention!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Regards everyone...Beaux Regards that is!

That's right, new ribbon, cool ribbon! And, not just ribbon.
If you are book binder, you'll be very happy to know that we have Irish Waxed Linen in a variety of colors-7 to be exact!

Look who dropped in! How excited were we? Heidi Swapp, Emily Waters, and their friend visiting from Australia, Chanel. They came by for a quick look at our store. We are always honored to have special guests!

And, speaking of special guests, don't forget to join Tena Sprenger and Carol Wingert for the signing of their new book Life Lines. They will be here from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. We've got lots of copies, so if you haven't purchased one already you can pick up your copy here and get it personally signed! In addition to the book signing, Friday the 13th is "A Night Out In Downtown Mesa". All of the Downtown Merchants will be open until 10:00 pm and there will be entertainment and artists and maybe a surprise or two. Would Mystic Paper have any surprises? You never know!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Ranger Restock- Lots and lots of Ranger Product to be exact...Distress Ink, Distress Reinkers, Distress Embossing Powder, Alcohol Inks, Paint Dabbers (and yes, the new Metallic Paint Dabbers are here). Lumiere Paint (I know, it's not a Ranger Product) in some new colors-Halo Violet Gold, that's for you Judy W.
Craft Sheets, Stickles, Adirondack Ink Pads, Foil Tape, Cool Toolz, Melting Pot Project Pans. What more could a person ask for!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

A very fun LUCKY DUCK DAY...

First we had a great class- Miniature Memory Quilt. I am so jealous I want to go make one right now!
Everyone's turned out wonderfully and we asked Sue to teach this class again in May, so check the calendar. I think both Kim & I want to take the next class, so you might have to fight us for a seat.


Aren't these just beautiful? And did you notice our little French Hangers? We just got these in the other day and have already sold over half of them. 17 to one person alone, I think we need to reorder.

This is Hank, our celebrity dog of the day. Hank belongs to Josie Cirincione, author of one of my personal favorite books- Collage Lost & Found. Josie will be coming out to our store in August to do a book signing...we will keep you all posted.
Did I mention that is was LUCKY DUCK DAY? Here is Shelly excited about her 25% off duck. How lucky is she? I'm off to order more French Hangers. -jw