Wednesday, April 30, 2008

New, New, New...

Let's start with the magazines: Home Companion, Somerset Studio and the new Artful Blogging!

New home decor items, we had this little bird cage down at the Spring Fling last weekend and we only have a few left.
Everyone's favorite is back in the store...PVA!

We also have some new items from Kaiser Craft. Rhinestones, Pearls, Paint in so many pretty colors, and more Wood Flourishes!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Do you Etsy?

Do you know about Etsy? Have you ever wanted to start an online craft business? Would you like to share some of your artistic wares with a bigger audience? Mike Putman will be teaching this intro to “Etsy” class! In addition to the intro class you will have additional one on one time to customize your “Etsy” to your hearts content. Your one on one time with Mike will be scheduled when you sign up for class. Your session will include setting up an Etsy account, making an Etsy store & banner, setting up your paypal account, and getting you ready to post your artistic wares. For those that don’t know-Etsy is the Ebay for crafters. It is the biggest online handmade store in the world. You can always check it out at!

This class is Tuesday, April 29th 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Don't miss your chance to share your art with the world and make some extra cash!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

New Tim Holtz product...

We've all been waiting so patiently and now we've got it. His idea-ology Metal Numerals are here. And his Metal idea-ology Hinge Clips and Long Fasteners.

We're expecting the rest of the idea-ology products at the end of this month...can't wait!

More of the new Clear Art Stamps from Crafty Secrets, aren't these just the cutest little stamps? If you aren't really a stamper but love the stamps like we do, check out their Sample Gallery. So many great ideas, you'll want to try them all.

We've also picked up a new paper company and it is "Vintagey Gorgeous"!
Graphic 45 Papers, their two lines are both very fashionably vintage looking and double sided!

Times Nouveau and Baby 2 Bride.

Here's the newest Flora Doodles from Petaloo...

along with new velvet leaves, paper fruits, and flowers...such pretty colors.

You may have noticed that our web site has not been working lately. It seems that a very important "thingy" called a server is having a bit of trouble. Without that server our web site doesn't work and neither does our e-mail. They have told us that we should have e-mail by tomorrow morning and hopefully a web site by tomorrow evening. We are completely lost without it! So, if you've e-mailed us we apologize. We'll answer as soon as we can or, better yet, give us a call if you need to!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Travel Journal...

We spied this beautiful project on the lovely Joy's blog. She created it using the 7 Gypsies ATC Card Holder as a solution to her Traveling Journal after finding a finished ATC Holder on Two Peas. We love this and couldn't wait to share it will all of you. For more insight and photos visit Joy's blog.

Beautiful work Joy!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Join us Saturday, April 26th...

Flea Market at Domestic Bliss 166 W. Main Street.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Incredible Inspiring Day...

A huge THANKS to Tim Holtz for the day of inspiration and thanks to his awesome crew for allowing us to spend time with them! Everyone enjoyed the classes and the feedback we heard from our customers was all GREAT! We even had one of our customers quit her job just to attend her classes, now that's some dedication to creating!

The calm before the storm, isn't it so clean and peaceful?

Tim giving some guidance and then well, all the fun chaos begins!

These were some of the finished Industrial Grunge projects. Some very unique techniques were used making these from Tim's Grungeboard and some of his new products that will be coming in at the end of the month.

The Vintage Trinkets class was a lot of work, but well worth it! The ephemera used is from Tim's Distressables CDs.
A liitle break between workshops...

We aren't sure, but we think Mike might be asleep.

How much fun did everyone have anyway? We're thinkin' TONS!

A big mess for an incredible end result! Isn't that how it always happens?

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


Just look at the amazing projects you are going to make in this workshop...

FYI ~ We just got an e-mail from Tim and he says this is his favorite class! His other two workshops are sold out and there are just a few spots for Industrial Grunge left. Come take his favorite class with him Saturday, April 12th at 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Tim Holtz Workshop Samples

Go to Tim's blog to see samples of the workshops he is teaching here on Saturday. If you haven't signed up yet you're missing out. Vintage Trinkets is sold out. There are a few spots left in the other two workshops. Don't miss out, call quick!

Monday, April 07, 2008

The Countdown Begins...

Tim Holtz will be here in just 4 short days! He's teaching 3 great classes and here's the scoop...

This is the current availability in each of the following classes: (as of 5:30 P.M. Monday)

Industrial Grunge - 17
Vintage Trinkets - 4
Elements for the Creative Mind - 5

We will now be able to take sign ups through Friday, April 11th. Tim is so excited to come to our store, he called us today (a few times) and said to keep signing all of you up! So that is EXACTLY what we are gonna do.

Read below for class descriptions...hurry and call to sign up 480-834-0286!

Friday, April 04, 2008


We have been working really hard calling everyone on the waiting list for the Tim Holtz classes being held here on Saturday April, 12th. We have called, left messages, and sent e-mails to get everyone on the list enrolled. Starting Friday April 4th at 3:00pm. we are opening the classes to new enrollees and those of you who would like to enroll in more than one class. Just call the store at 480-834-0286 to enroll. There are very few spots left and they will be filled on a first come first serve basis. This enrollment will be open until Monday, April 7th at 5:00 p.m. That is when we need to let Tim know exactly how many kits he needs to have made up for each class. Here is a description of the classes he will be teaching

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Simply put industrial means relating to or resulting from development. In this workshop you’ll develop your own mechanical and technical inspired art pieces using very common yet clever supplies. Learn uses for Metallic Paint Dabbers, Distress Inks, wire, eyelets, and other metal elements. You will create several industrialized assemblage pieces to wear as jewelry or use on your projects. You’ve just entered the grunge district…

1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Step into a world of vintage ephemera, findings, buttons, and baubles as you let your creativity take flight in this exclusive workshop designed just for Mystic Paper. Discover techniques on creating your own unique acrylic elements, simple wire working tricks, and clever ways to incorporate fun found objects into this wearable trinket ensemble. In this workshop we will create a vintage imagery button bracelet and a timeless flourished bird pendant. Are you ready to let your creativity soar…

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Capture your thoughts and artistic visions in this dimensional mixed media illuminated shadow box. Explore the techniques and possibilities of working with colorful pearlescent acrylics, and stamped images. Discover innovative uses for unique found objects, vintage ephemera, and various hardware in this illuminated encased work of art showcasing your artistic expressions. Unleash your inner voice and unlock the secrets to the elements of your creative mind…
Join the fun in Arizona's Beat the Heat Shop Hop...

Don't miss your opportunity to participate in the Beat the Heat Hop.


Purchase your Passport at Mystic Paper, available for $5.
Visit each of the participating stores from Thursday, April 10th, through Sunday, April 20th, 2008.

Have your Passport stamped by each store that you visit (no purchase necessary, one passport per person). Passport owner must be present to receive stamp from the store.
At time of Passport stamp, present your Passport at register and receive a 15% discount* off your total purchase. If you wear a Beat the Heat Hop T-Shirt, you will receive an additional 5% discount*. (*certain items are excluded, please see store for details).
Once you have completed your Shop Hop, bring your Passport to Mystic Paper by close of business on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008. The store will verify your name, contact information and how many stores you visited and then detach the Contest Entry Form for you to be eligible to win. It's that simple!

Drawings will be held on or before April 30th, 2008. Winners will be notified by phone and announced on the website: You can also check out the website for more info!
Join hundreds of shoppers and journey to other stores. A great opportunity to discover other stores that you haven't been to yet.
See you Hoppin' and Shoppin'
that might be a little like pickin' and grinnin'