Friday, October 31, 2008

Yikes!!! Who is this scary person?

Why would "he" be shopping in Mystic Paper?

Creepy! I honestly thought about calling 911.

He's pretty serious! Taking notes and all.

Happy Halloween! Have you guessed who it is yet?

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Just Three Spaces Available...

For this amazing "Christmas Count Down" Advent Calendar. Don't miss out on making this Christmas keepsake.

Just look at the detail!

And while we're at it...we may as well let you know that there are only three available spaces in this class, "Oh The Things I Love". This is the last time this class will be offered, so if you're interested you better give us a call!

In Honor of All Hallow's Eve...

We will be closing early October 31st, 2008
at 5:00 P.M. for Tricks and Treats!

But while we are open you can receive 31% off ONE non-sale item!
Including books, zutters, and new in stock items...SCARY!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Are you still thinking about taking the Acrylic Overlay Class?

Think quick because you'll have two more chances before Christmas!

Leslie created this painting of her cute pup in the last class. We also have to give her credit for the photos since we didn't have our camera available. Thanks Leslie!

Loved this one! Bright and cheery. A little Age of Aquarius maybe!

One student painted Princess Diana.

This student was just 15 years old and obviously very artistic.

Can you see the variety of paintings that were created in this class?

We loved this one, but then again we are very vintage aren't we?

The sky is the limit on what you can paint. And, we can't stress enough, this doesn't take painting experience. Sandy's next class is on Tuesday, November 11, 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Her last class of the year (can you believe that) is on Saturday, December 6th, 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Call the store to sign up. This class always fills up, so if you're thinking about it you better call!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Distressed About Distress Inks?

This group certainly isn't anymore. Mike took them through the steps that he learned at Ranger U. They made lots and lots of tags and learned more techniques than they thought possible in one evening. Tony (I think that's his name) came to pick up mom (Carol) and he couldn't get her to leave.

If you can't beat them, join them. And that's exactly what he did! His wife is an avid scrapper and a published one at that. He said "I see this stuff all over the house I may as well learn how to use it!"

One of his finished projects.

It was a great class and everyone left giddy over all that they learned. You should plan to join Mike in his next Technique Mystique classes. They are scheduled every Tuesday evening in November. You'll be glad you did!

Friday, October 24, 2008

A Pictureless Post...What?

That's right, no pictures in this post. Why? Because the camera is going to Tucker's birthday party tomorrow! That little guy will be 8 years old on Halloween, but his party is tomorrow. Happy Birthday Tucker!

We have lots of things on sale right now. Most all of Tim Holtz Ideaology products are 30% off. That includes Grungeboard, metals, Adage Tickets and Journaling Tickets. The Melissa Frances "Believe" line is 20% off through the month of October. We've added alot more paper to our clearance section. Help us out here. We really need to free up some space!

Today we received the new Basic Grey Collection "Urban Prairie". Love it! We also received lots of new Basic Grey Chip Stickers, beautiful Acrylic Stamps, and colorful rub ons.

There are some new Glimmer Mist colors here. Yummmm, Pineapple!

And, our personal favorite, the Crafty Secrets gorgeous Christmas Acrylic Stamps are back in stock.

We also restocked alot of essentials such as Bees Wax, Alcohol Blending Solution, Basic Grey Tool Kits (you'll need this if you take the Fortune Cookie class), Cut n Dry Pen Nibs, Glimmer Chips "Regal", Staz On Ink Pads in the so popular Saddle Brown! And, don't forget about all of the new yummy magazines we got this week!

Hope to see you this weekend and remember, we are open 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Sundays!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Lots of new magazines!!

Where women create. Full of beautiful studios and stories from the women who create in them.

Artful Blogging...great motivation!

Somerset Studio...which happens to have our very own Nicole Gibson-Rice published once again on Page 101. Congratulations Nicole! Your Advent Calendar is wonderful. Also, our favorite cowgirl Carlene Federer has her beautiful Christmas Cards on page 104, 107, and 110. Congrats Carlene!

Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion will certainly get you in the Christmas spirit! It's 63 pages of Holiday Cheer!

Distressed about Distress Ink?

Have you ever wondered about this versatile product?
Is it sitting somewhere in your studio untouched?
Do you want to achieve more effects with it? Want to learn the
Ranger Ink way? Come and join Mike for a Distressed Ink session.
He will be teaching three technique filled one hour sessions dedicated to unlocking
the secrets of Distress Inks this Thursday night from 6-9pm.
Sessions will be 6:00pm to 7:00 pm
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm & 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
In this one hour session you will be introduced to
several master techniques for shading and blending, piece edging,
aged crumbling, non-crumbling, photo tinting, and more. Mike has just
returned from becoming a certified Ranger U instructor from Ranger Ink.
Where he was taught these techniques from Mr. Ranger himself-Tim Holtz.
Each session is limited to five students. All supplies will be provided.

Cost $20.00 per student.
Call to reserve your spot or just drop in to join the fun!

Monday, October 20, 2008

New Rubber Stamps...

We have some incredible stamps sets from Tweety Jill! There is definetly something for everyone with these stamp sets. Even some Alice for you April!

These high quality stamps are deeply etched, highly detailed and manufactured using top quality red rubber. All stamps are individually cut close to the image, mounted on cling foam and ready for use with acrylic stamping blocks, to insure precise and accurate stamping.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Would you like to learn some cool techniques?

Then we've got just the class for you. Tuesday, October 21st~ Susan Johnson is teaching her Faux Leather Album and Photo Tinting class. You will learn how to take handmade paper and make it look and feel like real leather. You will distress it, stamp it, use crackle paint on it, and who knows what other secrets she will give you! Have you seen Ranger's Cut-n-Dry Pen Nibs and wondered what in the world you do with those? You'll learn how to use them when you tint your own black and white photos. By the way, Susan is a Ranger Certified Teacher so she learned all of her techniques directly from Tim Holtz! So join her Tuesday evening at 5:30 P.M. and leave with a few new techniques under your belt! Ohhhhhh Ahhhhhhhh

Friday, October 17, 2008

Did you miss the 7 Gypsies Advent Calendar class?

If you did we have some great news for you! There are five kits available. We will sell them on a first come, first serve basis. Or, you can call and pay over the phone. The kits are $70 and again there are only five! Start dialing.....
Did you know that we are having some classes on Sundays? I know some of you can't make it but for others this has worked out great. This Sunday Josie is teaching her Soldered House Pendant starting at 11:30 A.M. There are still a couple of spots left. Give us a call if you would like to sign up. The cost is $50. In addition to learning to solder you will also learn how to put a nice patina on the solder!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Christmas is here EARLIER than we thought!

Basic Grey's WASSAIL is officially in the house~ Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Rest of this Week's Classes!

There are just 3 spots left in Suzette's "Frightfully Delightful" Halloween book. This fun filled 6x9 Halloween board book has spooks and goblins and secret surprises!!! The cover is a transparency which gives it a Spooky Halloween night feeling. There are some very cool yet simple techniques for that something extra delightful! Also plenty of room for past or future Halloween photos and lots of room for your journaling and special Halloween memories. This is one class you won't want to miss out on!!! Class starts at 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 16th call and reserve your spot! The cost is $44.

If you've been wanting to take a beeswax class with Mike Putman you should not miss out on this one. Mystique Beeswax~ This class starts at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 18th and the cost is $65. In this class you will be introduced to the use of beeswax! Topics taught will be different applications for beeswax, safety, tools, and basic technique. All students will create a 10 x 10 main board. Special instruction will be on creating interest with textures, how to wax with cheesecloth and waxed linen to create dynamic effects and levels. We will also cover styling with wax and using encaustic color and "popping" your piece with pigments. Many rich images will be on hand for you to use, along with various items used to imprint into the wax. Some images on hand will be: skeletons, black cats, vintage magicians, dark woods, Ouija boards, witches and much more. We hope to see you there. All supplies will be provided. Feel free to bring your own images and stamps to help tell a richer story.

Do you have Glimmer Mist and don't know what to do with it? If so, this is the class for you! Join Judy to 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. This class, Glimmering Summertime Collage starts at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 18th and the cost is $30.

Just call the store to sign up for any of these classes, there are just a few spots left in each one. In each class you will learn great techniques to get you in the mood for all of your "handmade" Holiday gifts. After all, handmade is from the heart!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Thanks for being So Patient!

pa·tience –noun
1. the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.

We have many books that you all have been patiently waiting for...

Claudine Hellmuth's Collage Discovery Workshop, Sally Jean Alexander's Pretty Little Things and Josie Cirincione's Collage Lost & Found~ YEAH!

Monday, October 13, 2008

New update...

Opps, I goofed. (that's shocking!) There is one spot left. Sorry!

There are only 2 spots left in the 7 Gypsies Advent Calendar class. Better hurry up and call.

What could be more fun than...

Spending an evening with Gypsies and making this Advent Calendar? We're thinking there is nothing more fun! There are just four spots left in this class that is being taught by two of 7 Gypsies designers, Debbie Crouse and Paula Cheney. This will most likely be the biggest Advent Calendar you will ever find. It's at least 4 feet long! Won't it look great hanging in your house for Christmas? If you can't make it to class we will have kits available as well.

The Harlequin paper that you see is a new 7 Gypsies product that is flocked! To die for! Class is tomorrow evening, Tuesday, October 14th 5:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Hurry up and call the store to sign up or reserve your kit.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Everyone needs to...

Shout out a "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to Jennifer! It's her birthday today and I (Kim) am celebrating it by taking the day off. What kind of a business partner am I? I'll make it up to her! Happy Birthday roof top!

And, when you see this, could you fix it so it looks like a normal post. Blogger is not cooperating with me, and I have things to do!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Let Them Eat Cake...

How wonderful are these stamp sets?
There's something here for everyone~ a little Marie Antoinette, Bird Cages, Sewing, and Paper Dolls. We have wanted to get Catherine Moore's Character Constructions stamps into the shop for awhile now, and here they are! We don't think they are going to be hanging out here at Mystic Paper for long. So many stamps, so little time...

NEW! From Prima...
These are Pebbles and of course we ordered all of the vintage inspired ones, Story Book, Vintage Toys, Time Gone By, Butterflies, Definitions, and Wonderust (not sure what that means).
These are seriously CUTE!
Velvet Leaves...These are seriously LOVELY! Oh yes~ and VINTAGEY!
Prima's new Collage Transparencies...These are seriously PRETTY!
We also have some restocked clear stamps that are seriously INCREDIBLE!