Sunday, November 30, 2008


Mike has quite the following for his Sunday classes. Everyone is having a great time learning about all things "shiny and shimmery".

Be sure to check our schedule for classes next week. We'll be making Christmas Cards with Susan on Thursday, Fortune Cookie necklaces with Heather on Friday (these make perfect Christmas gifts). On Saturday there are a few spots left in Sandy's Acrylic Overlay class and you can join Susan in the afternoon to make Christmas Ornaments. You can see samples of all of our classes here.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Add Shimmer And Shine To Your Creations...

Join Mike this Sunday to learn all of the creative ways that you can add shimmer and shine to your art. Perfect Pearls? Glimmer Mist? Pearl Ex?
This is a technique class for all things that shine! He will teach you the similarities and differences of these three versatile products. In this class you will be taught several techniques to help create strong and shimmery highlights to all your scrap booking or mixed media needs. All students will leave with a completed example tag book of class techniques that they will create themselves. This class is limited to 10 students. All supplies will be provided but, if you own a Craft Sheet please bring it along.

Gorgeous aren't they?

Class starts at 11:30 A.M. and it's over when it's over. If you have taken a class with Mike before you know how giving he is of his time and knowledge. You'll be getting a lot for your $20 in this class! You'll also receive 10% off your entire purchase during class.

This Weeks New & Restocked Items...

We have the newest issues from Somerset~ Artist's Cafe

Somerset Memories

& Sew Somerset

New cooking line~ From Christine Adolph!

This line comes with tons of beautiful embellishments.

See~ gotta have 'em, especially if you are in the process of making family recipe books. Look at those cutlery brads!

We have some of our other baking and Bon Appetite papers and embellishments back in stock along with every one's favorite "Tide Pools".

Also every one's favorite Bon Soir chipboard packed with Fleur de lis and the Eiffel tower.

Speaking of France...we have the gorgeous glittered French Christmas postcards from Cavallini.

We have restocked thier vintage Christmas paper~ perfect for making Christmas cards and gifts!

If you have been looking for the Holiday Birds gift tags we have more of those little pretties too!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving...

We hope that all of you enjoy your Thanksgiving, Families, & Friends!

We will have special store hours this week:
Tuesday & Wednesday
Open 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Thanksgiving Thursday
Have a great Turkey Day!

edit: We'll be back to regular store hours starting

Open 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Oh Joy! It's here...

Cosmo Cricket's Christmas line "Oh Joy" that is and everything that goes with it!

We know you've all been waiting for these. All three Metallics and Picket Fence.

Microscope Slide Mailers...we really should rename these! Just look at what you can do with them.

Possibly the best double sided sticky tape in the whole world. We have both 1/4" and 1/8".

These Storage Portfolios are the best way to store all of your cling mount or acrylic stamps.

Extra Storage Sheets, Static Cling Mounting Foam, and the best assortment of Acrylic Block set available.

Some of you have been coming in with your emails...but not all of you. (That's a hint to read your email)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

We've done some redecorating for the...

New York in the fall, we'll bet it's just gorgeous.

Wouldn't you love to visit the Statue of Liberty?

Did we mention how much we love everything that all of our design team members have done?

How cute is this teddy bear wearing a onesie!

Be sure to stop by and see all of the vignettes that Ellen and Jennifer have created with new product and design team member creations!

November 21st, 2008
Wear Your Art
6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., cost is $20
Take your wardrobe to the next level -- Wear Your Art!
Join Gretchen to learn fast and fun techniques for fabric. We'll use Tim Holtz Masks and stamps, Heidi Swap Masks and Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens. Inks and masks will be provided, all you will need to bring 3 or 4 of the following, t-shirt, baby onesie, light colored canvas tote bag, pillow case. Once you start won't want to stop! This will make a great Holiday or Baby Shower gift.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Mystic Paper Design Team...

We are so proud of our Design Team!

It is just amazing what they create every month. It's fun to see what they can do with a little bit of product. Its great to see how supportive they are of each other, way to go ladies! Please visit their blogs for more photos and to see what they have been up to lately.

These projects are amazing and they are great ideas for holiday gifts. Now is the time to get all of those gifts created and if you can, you really must come in to see these in person. The photos just don't do the projects justice.

Here is what they have done recently~

Lindsey created this adorable vintage baby photo book, ornament and 2 scrapbook pages using a Crafty Secrets Paper Pad! There are so many papers in a pad and they are packed full of different patterns you really can do a lot with them. Add some embellishments and voila... gorgeous!

Patty came up with this cute little vintage book using Melissa Frances' Believe papers, one of our Cavallini Christmas sheets and some sparkle! Who would've thought to put this combination together? It is just the cutest little book ever.

Sheri has done it again with this paper bag book using Cosmo Cricket's Cogsmo line. She added some cute little embellishments along with photos of tiny boys and there you have a quick Christmas gift for Grandparents, Cousins, and Aunts & Uncles!

Yasu made this beautiful page using Creative Imaginations papers and stickers. She was really creative with cutting these papers, it looks like a lot of work but well worth it!

Another wonderful page by Yasu using Baisc Grey papers and embellisments...SWEET!

Thank you MPDT for all of the incredible talent you share with us each month. Keep up the great work.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

New and restocked product!

Gorgeous Savannah Gaffer Tape.

Restocked 7 Gypsies Gaffer Tape

Lots of 7 Gypsies Chipboard Books

And lots of 7 Gypsies Ring Bound Books

New 7 Gypsies Book Handles

Restocked Melissa Frances Wings and Crowns

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Handmade Holiday Gifts!

Wow! We can't believe Christmas is almost here. And, if you're like us you're in need of some gifts. There's nothing like giving handmade gifts, they truly come from the heart. We can help you out with your gift giving while taking some of our upcoming classes!

Mystical Charm Mini Book is being taught by Suzette Ricks on Saturday, November 15th 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. This book will make a great gift and you will learn lots of great techniques. So it serves a double purpose! Make this book yours with your own personal photos and ephemera or give as a gift to those you cherish. Cost of class is $60

Did you miss the first "Distressed About Distress Inks" technique class that Mike Putman taught? If so, you're in luck. He'll be teaching this class one more time on Sunday, November 16th. You will learn 6 strong techniques for using these versatile ink pads and probably a few extras. Mike is very giving that way! And, if you want to bring your own stamps that's perfectly fine. Not everyone is in to devils are they? We'll also have our Mystic Paper classroom stamps available for you as well! Cost of class is just $20.

Need a gift for a newborn or want to make some art that you can wear yourself? Then this is the perfect class for you. Join Gretchen on Friday, November 21st 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and bring your own light colored or white t-shirt, onesie, tote name it~ bring it and you will learn how to turn it into wearable art! Cost of class is $20.

Sherri and Colleen, this one is for you! Mike is teaching his Autumn Passions Hinged Beeswax Collage again. Everyone else is welcome to join in too. Learn all of Mike's magical beeswax techniques and make this for yourself or a loved one. All supplies are provided by Mike but you can also make this a personal project by bringing your own photo or embellishments! Don't miss this class on Saturday, November 22nd. Cost of class is $80.

Another update~ Saturday is the last day of our Tim Holtz idea-ology SALE!
We have select Grungeboard and metals on sale at 30% OFF! So come in and stock up, while they're in stock.