Monday, June 30, 2008

Dates, dates, and more dates...

Mystic Paper will be closed on Friday, July 4th to celebrate the holiday. We will re-open Saturday, July 5th at 10:00 a.m. We hope you all enjoy the Holiday and stay safe!

Friday, July 11th is "A Night Out In Downtown Mesa". We will be open that evening until 10:00 p.m.

There are two classes on Saturday, July 12th that are both teaching techniques that haven't been taught at Mystic Paper yet. You won't want to miss these!

Glimmering Summer Collage - 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. $30.00

Join Judy B. to make 6 summer themed tags. Learn how easy it is to use glazes and Glimmer Mist, stamps, Prima floral embellishments and bits of summertime collectibles. These tags will then be mounted on an 8"x10" canvas board that has been prepped with two color glazes.

Melt Art Basics - 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. $35.00

Susan Johnson is the Senior Educator for Amate International. She will be here to teach you the basics of using the Melting Pot including transfer magic, faux soldering, faux stained glass, jewelry basics all using UTEE.

Just call the store to sign up for these classes. Seating for the Melt Art class is limited.
Have a great week!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Sensational Somerset...

You all know how we LOVE those Somerset Magazines!

Life Images, Somerset Studio and Somerset Life! They are just in and already selling...

Today we also got in the newest Home Companion. This magazine never stays around the store long. We think it's the new "Tell All" of Paper Crafting. That Mary Engelbreit offers just about everything in this magazine.

New & Restocked Kimberly Poloson paper line. We have all the Flocked papers back in and all the embellishments- rub-ons, ribbons, metal pieces, chipboard shapes and letters! We also have the double sided cardstock papers in...finally!

Other new products that aren't pictured is the Fiskars Border Punches- "give it a swirl", "leave it to weaver", and "coming up roses". We have more Fiskars paper trimmers as well.
Next week we are expecting...
no not babies, but MORE Grungeboard and hopefully some of Tim's other Idea-ology lovlies. YEAH!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

We've had visitors...

Meet Scarlett, oh and Tanya Scarlett's person! Miss Scarlett is the most well behaved Boston ever. She lets her human come to Mystic Paper occasionally. Tanya had a 30 day boycott against buying any paper supplies but we bribed Scarlett and she brought her in. We know who runs that household. How could you resist that face!

Yesterday our friend Becky met our blogging friend Tina at Mystic Paper. They've been blogging friends but have never met in person. Tina is here from Texas visiting and working and took some time off to come by the store and meet Becky and Mike. Mike and Tina have traded comments on each others blog too. Tina is a true Texas gal. Love the drawl, her stories were too funny, and she has great taste in sandals! They were adorable. We all spent time sharing stories, ideas, and what ever else came up in conversation. About three hours later it was time for pictures and time to get back to work! If you ever get to meet Tina ask her about snakes and where she parked her motorcycle! Then you can talk about her art, it's amazing!

In the middle of all that Heather Bailey came by to check out her new paper line Fresh Cut! We just got it in and it has been flying out the door. Heather never got to see it in person so, of course, she had to take some home with her. We were already out of a couple of her papers but she got a good selection. She brought her adorable daughter Charlotte with her. She is pictured on the packaging of Heather's Decorative Clear Stamps. She'll be signing autographs soon! Now, did I remember to grab the camera? Of course not. My excuse, I was alone in the store except for about a dozen customers and it totally slipped my mind. Next time, O.K. Heather!
We love it when we have visitors!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Saturday's Make-n-Take~

Mike had a full house several times over for Saturday's Grungeboard Make-n-Take. So many of you attended we had to give out numbers! Mike has turned into quite the "Grungeboard Distress Master". Everyone got to pick a flash card with a word that meant something to them, and the distressing began. Mike has taught himself all sorts of ways to use and distress grungeboard and he doesn't mind sharing!

Here's a sample of the many, many cards that everyone got to choose from.
The final round of customers that were just putting the final touches on their creation.

This is a great example of what can be done to distress a flash card and grungeboard. Oh, I guess Judge Judy was here! You never know who's going to show up!

Here's the lovely Gretchen who is getting ready for her summer trip to England. Hence her choice of words, Going and Lost! Have a great trip Gretchen.

This Make-n-Take was such a huge success that we have decided to do them at least a couple of times each month. You will find them posted here on the blog. You'll get to learn some great techniques and find out all you can do with some of the new products that are coming out! Is there is a special product that you'd like to learn about or technique you'd like to try? Let us know and we'll get right on it!

Friday, June 20, 2008

More New Product...SERIOUSLY!

This Creative Imaginations product we have given you a peek of before, but we think it is so beautiful that we took more out of the packaging photos to show it to you again. It is SO PRETTY!

Here's a peek at the first of our 2 NEW LINES at Mystic Paper!
Cosmo Cricket!
Fleuriste, Cogsmo, Get Happy and Hello Sunshine...
Papers, Crafting Kits, Chipboard Albums, tons of Embellishments, Pretty Ribbons...

We also have FRESH CUT by Heather Bailey!
These papers are fun and bright! We also have some fun new coordinating cardstock colors to go with it all.

Pretty Die Cut Cardstock Tags and Flourishes, Mini Folders, Ribbons, Epoxy Brads, French Clips, and Patterned Felt. Too many things to even remember.
Tons of gorgeous Rub-Ons and Epoxys. There's also Peekaboo Panels, Lace Cardstock Panels, Chipboard Alphabets, Glitter Chipboard Ribbon Charms, and Die Cut Chipboard Borders. See TONS OF FUN STUFF!
Not only is there 3 different packages of Clear Stamps, but there is also 2 Ink Pad sets in complimentary colors to choose from that have been specially formulated just for Clear Stamps.
When you come down this weekend to check out all of our new products you can also go next door to Queen's Pizzeria and check out there newest menu item. MYSTIC PIZZA! Okay, it may not the most original name but Ellen, Kim and I came up with what goes on the actual pizza, and it is YUMMY! Sometimes they sell it by the slice. I feel like our name is up in lights. -jw

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

New additions to the Revolving Photo Carousel!

Have you started displaying your photos in the Revolving Photo Carousel from 7 Gypsies? They've just come out with some incredible additions to make your Carousel even better! As hard as we tried we could not get photos that would do this product justice. Lighting, camera, photographer (just kidding, we both tried getting good pictures) who knows. These are a "have to see in person" kind of items. If you already own the Carousel or if you are thinking about getting one you have to come in and see the new product! There are transparencies, dividers, pockets, etc. 7 Gypsies has also come out with several new items for the ATC Carousel too. Our favorite is the Metal Clips!

More new product that we have been impatiently waiting for...

The Tim Holtz Idea-ology Word Keys! Love 'em. Perfect for pages, projects, jewelry, the possiblities are endless.

And finally, the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Design Ruler. Better hurry before they're gone!

Back by popular demand!

Last Friday night we had a great make-n-take created by Mike Putman. We didn't have much time to get the word out so we're doing it again. This Saturday, June 21st 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Mike will be doing the same make-n-take for you! Conquer any fears that you may have about using Grungeboard. Mike will teach you several different ways for you to alter your grungeboard. Come join the fun!

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Let's start with the fun shoppers!

Kelsey, Kim H., Majia, Colleen (a blog address coming soon) & Sherry! Off for a fun day of Downtown Mesa.

Our next group was Shannon, Ardeth, and Julie! Do we need to start an enablers anonymous group?

(My fault Ardeth, I couldn't read Kim's writing! -jw)

Next we have Janet & Lori, all the way from Wisconsin! They were staying at the Hilton a few miles away and they were going to walk to their next destination in this heat! We just can't have that, so they got a little ride from Jennifer in Kim's giant truck with great air conditioning.

The first class of the day is Caroline's Travel Journal & Train Case. That was such a great project.

Next was Suzette's- If The Shoe Fits class. Ya gotta love the messy technique filled classes like this one.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Ice Cream Social...

Join us tonight for "A Night Out in Downtown Mesa". This evening will be an Ice Cream Social, in addition to the Ice Cream Social, a local club is bringing cruising back to Main Street. Let's show up with "Welcome Cruisers" signs and show our support! These aren't the cruisers of 30 years ago (well, they are- but now they have better cars!). If you've been to any of the cruises held on Main Street you know, it was a great time! (Jennifer used to cruise Main Street back in the day)

And the wonderful Mike Putman will be at Mystic Paper doing a free Make -n- Take using Grungeboard. See you tonight. The fun starts at 7:00 P.M.!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

So much new product...

It took us two days to find a home for it!

Tons of the long awaited new beautiful Prima Rub-Ons, Chipboards, Clear Stamps, Collage Papers and of course Flowers!

AND their new Clear Paintables- these are perfect for acrylic books, cards or collages. The designs are in quadrants, so you can use them in many ways, the possibilities are endless!

Pretty Huh?

Here are the new Collage Sheets, there are 2 different sizes with many sheets of each design. The texture of these is incredible, come see for yourself. We LOVE 'EM.

Tea & Silk and Whisper chipboard to go with all of that gorgeous papers! They also have new Journal Notes-30 notes per pack and all so pretty.

If you aren't already in love with clear stamps, you will be once you take a look at these- Four new stamp sets with many stamps in each package. These really are incredible, a must have for anyone. Each set is very diverse and packed full of great designs.

Ooh la la

Now that we have found a home for all of this great product, you'll have to come in to check it all out. We don't know when we'll be able to get more of the stamps in, so grab 'em while they're here!

Here is a preview of what's to come this next week...

If you were lucky enough to purchase this copy of Home Companion you probably saw the very talented local artist Heather Bailey! Not only is she an artist and fabric designer, she also has a new line of scrapbook paper and embellishments!

We can't wait to see all of you! We want to hear what you all have planned this summer. Come in to chat, check out all of the new product and classes. We have many new ideas up our sleeves, can't wait to share them with all of you.