Tuesday, September 30, 2008

More info on the 7 Gypsy's Junque Calendar...

We really think there is so much more to say about this class and it's teachers.
First, more about the teacher's.

Debbie Crouse lives in Gilbert, AZ, with her husband Skip. They have four children and five grandchildren. Debbie has been published many times in a variety of books and magazines, including nine of the Designing With… books, Creating Keepsakes, Legacy, Memory Makers, Scrapbook Retailer, Paper Crafts and most currently the featured artist in Home Companion magazine. She is well known for her beautiful style that is both creative and meticulous. Debbie has been with 7gypsies since their very first show. Along with being an artistic designer who creates products that drive the scrapbooking industry, Debbie also manages a team of fabulous artists who fashion amazing projects to inspire others. When not doing 7gypsies projects, Debbie also loves to travel, go antiquing, and is always on the look out for “good stuff” to use in decorating or her next paper arts project.
Paula Cheney has been a member of the 7gypsies design team for three years. She has designed many of the class kits as well as many projects that are featured in the 7gypsies booth. Her work has been published in Paper Crafts, Memory Makers and Scrapbook Retailer. In the gypsy spirit Paula and Debbie love to travel far and wide teaching and gathering new friends and fellow gypsies along the way.

Paula has a fun sense of humor and a quick wit. She LOVES to travel to new places to look for old junk and is willing to pack a bag at a moment's notice. She lives on the Central Coast of California with her husband, Jay. On an ordinary day you can find her organizing her paper supply, rearranging her furniture, and dreaming over a Pottery Barn catalog.

We know that you will have such a great time with these two ladies! Here are a couple of close up photos of the calendar you will be making. If you are a 7 Gypsy fan, this class is a definite must~ so much detail and so much product!

This full picture shows all of the wonderful 7 Gypsy's product you'll be using in class. Tons of Library Pockets, Tags, Ribbon, 97% Complete Stickers, Die-Cut Chipboard, Papers, Rub-ons, Metal Embellishments, and more! Just click on this photo to enlarge.

Okay, we are jealous because both of us want to take this class with you. It is 2 weeks from tonight! Tuesday, October 14th from 5:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and the cost is $70. There are still some spots left, so call as soon as you can to sign up, it's going to be one great party.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

As Promised...

Cavallini Papers, both new and restocked!
The new Christmas paper with the Birds is just 2D4 (to die for).

We also have some more Italian Postcards and a new World Map paper.

Many, many Basic Grey Paper Pads~ Ambrosia, Eva and Offbeat.

Restocked Tim Holtz Idea-ology items, we get 'em in, they fly out is how it usually happens around here. So grab 'em while you can 'cuz these babies are hot, hot, hot!

We have the perfect, easy to use 1 inch circle punch from Fiskars (This is the punch you need for the upcoming Gypsy Junque Calendar class on October 14th).

More Fiskars Craft Drills and these are perfect for drilling through those lovely Tim Holtz Fragments- super easy, the acrylic doesn't melt and you get the most perfect little hole!

And once again, we have everyone's new favorite Fingertip Control Craft Knife by Fiskars!

Are you all ready for this? Tons of new magazines~ Home Companion's Guide to Creative Living.

Memory Makers November December issue with some great ideas for the upcoming Holidays.
Wait that kid looks familiar, It's the lovely Linda Albrecht's son Cort (we love her, she does such great work).

Next is Somerset's Life Images which always has incredible photography throughout the pages.

Somerset Life is always one of our favorite Special Issues. This one has the infamous Carlene with an article and artwork "Wreaths to Remember".

And in Somerset Memories for the first time Nicole Gibson-Rice! She has an entire little article Once Upon a Midnight Moon featuring her artwork. Way to go Nicole!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Special 7 Gypsy Event...

Join Debbie Crouse & Paula Cheney, Designers for 7 Gypsies to make this incredible Gypsy Junque Advent Calendar. We are so excited that these ladies are coming to our store to teach this wonderful class!

Make sure to click on the calendar image to enlarge it, you will be able to see how wonderfully detailed it really is.This class will be on Tuesday evening, October 14th from 5:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. The cost is $70, and as always you can call us to sign up!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

New Cavallini...

Halloween Glitter Greeting Cards

Christmas Glittery Gift Tags

Christmas Glitter Greeting Cards

Bird and Butterfly Gift Tags

Vintage Maps and Japanese Woodblocks Post Cards (those are for you Colleen)

Bon Voyage and Map Stickers

And the cutest English Flash Cards you will ever see!

We'll show you the new Cavallini paper tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Last nights Acrylic Overlay class...

The beginning of Becky's creation.

It's coming along.

Notice the definition starting to take place? He is starting to have a muzzle and a neck.

Becky's finished project. It turned out great!

The beginning of Lesley's creation.

About mid way through.

A beautiful, finished project!

Chris just getting started.

The finished project which turned out beautiful (no matter what Chris thinks).
Cece's art work just about done.

This class had more fun than we have seen (or heard) a class have in a long time! These ladies all found out that even if they can't "paint" they can do an acrylic overlay! Sandy is teaching this class again on Saturday, October 4th. If you'd like to give it a try call the store and sign up!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Saturday's "Altered Autumn Shadowbox" class.

You'll get to choose from any of the three designs seen here. Or, what the heck, we're sure Mike will let you design your own. You will have an abundance of choices when it comes to graphics and small decor items.

There's no need for you to bring any supplies unless you would like to personalize your shadowbox. Or, bring things to share and trade with other classmates.

The phone calls have already started coming in this morning to sign up for Saturday so don't wait too long!

Monday, September 22, 2008

As promised...

We sent out an e-mail today telling you about the last minute classes that Mike has scheduled for this Saturday, September 27th. This class is called "Autumn Passions" Embellishments & Hinged Beeswax Collage. Topics taught will be different applications for beeswax, safety, tools, basic technique and styles. As well, a few advanced techniques for returning students. For a complete description, times, and cost visit our class schedule.

What we don't have, as promised, is a picture of the shadow boxes that Mike will be teaching on Saturday, September 27th. We'll get those up tomorrow!

Mike will also be available on Sunday, September 28th for a "Computer" class. You let him know what you would like to learn about and he will spend time teaching you one on one. The class can be one hour or 4 hours. The cost is $35 per hour. Blogging, Etsy, Photo Shop, you name it! He will be doing this the last Sunday of every month. Just call the store to sign up and let us know your topic. Does it get any better than this?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Here's a sampling of what you can learn to do...

That's right you can paint just like this when you take
this class with the talented Sandy Ramsdell. She will be teaching her first "Acrylic Overlay" class on Tuesday, September 23rd 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. The beauty of this is that you can paint any subject you want. It's up to you. Go here
to read all of the details about this amazing class. Scroll through her posts to see all of her work and get tips on how to pick your image. There are a few spots left so call Mystic Paper to sign up, you'll be amazed at what you can create!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

A Little Update...

Last week we asked all of you to bring in your unwanted supplies (extra things that you don't use anymore, old stuff, things you don't have room for) to donate to the Phoenix Children's Hospital. We had such a great response, as you can see by the over flowing boxes of craft goodies. Thanks to everyone who brought in supplies.
Brian, Editor in Chief of Creating Keepsakes Magazine not only orchestrated the whole thing, but he also drove all over the valley to collect donations. Thanks Brian!

While he was here he also did a little prize drawing for those of you who donated some goodies.

The winners were:
Gwen Taylor
Arlene Striplin
Morgan Poland
So, that means if you three haven't received your prized yet, come on in to pick it up!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Did Somebody Say B-I-N-G-O?

That's right, if you've participated in the Bingo Card Trade they are all sorted and ready to pick up. This was such a fun trade, we can't wait for the next one! Keep a look out for the next Mystic Paper Trade, we'll post the info right here on our little blog.