Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Melissa Frances Products...

The new Attic Treasures line by Melissa Frances is right up our creative alley!
The new Bingo Albums and Baby Album are the perfect little books to alter.

We have all 3 colors of the new Mica Flakes~ you have to see these in person to appreciate how wonderful the colors are. Blue, White & Pink and all so very VINTAGE.

The Baby Album is a great way to preserve all of Baby's firsts.

These are the Attic Treasures Little Boy Flash Cards, 26 in each box, they are also small enough for a mini book or scrapbook page.

And these are the Attic Treasures Little Girl Flash Cards...adorable.

Our suitcase is packed full of these new items, but we don't know how long they will stay instock.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

It's That Time of Year Again...

In Arizona it's Back to School time already!
It's also time to start getting in brand new summer releases from paper companies!
Our first in is Cosmo Cricket's Boyfriend line and it's just perfect for Back to School.

We also have Back to School ephemera sheets, paints, vintage flash cards, letter stencils, world maps, twills, ribbons, globes and some fun school themed papers.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Holiday Ornament Soldering

Josie taught a group of happy ladies how to solder today. Josie brought tons of images so everyone got to pick what holiday they wanted to make into an ornament. Halloween seemed to be a favorite.

Everyone worked really hard and Josie was right there to offer advice.

One of the cute Holiday Ornaments that were created. Josie is going to have a Halloween only soldering class in October. Watch the calendar for that one!

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Issues...

Where Women Create~ This issue features the studios of Mary Engelbreit, Angela Cartwright, Teresa McFayden, and many other talented women! We always sell out of this magazine, so hurry in to pick yours up for your studio.

The new Somerset Home magazine is gorgeous as always!
And the new Artful Blogging magazine has Linda Albrecht's blog (who was incredible when she taught at Mystic Paper) along with and many other bloggers.

And finally, this is a brand new magazine. Green Craft which features many different ideas to reuse materials. Why, that is so GREEN! Can you see the fabric tape measure in the photo? Sew cute, we are almost out of those.

When you come in this weekend make sure to grab your favorite issue or two, they won't stay in stock for long!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wow! The weekend is almost here...

This week we have gotten in tons of boxes that had many new & restocked items in them.
Starting with Jenni Bowlin, we can't wait to get in her new fall items.

New Melissa Frances and many, many restocked favorites. We will also have much more of the new Melissa Frances items arriving next week (some items were lost in ordering translation).

We've also been working diligently to stock up on Halloween & Christmas items. Did you know that Crafty Secrets has some more great new items on the way?

Who doesn't love the little boxes of ephemera by Amy Butler? We keep selling out of them, along with our favorite K & Company paper line~ Cut N' Paste.

If you have been waiting for us to restock on soldering supplies, we have got most everything back in stock. (look how great this next photo is with our little digital camera, it looks staged doesn't it?)

We also have soldering tips for the 30 watt iron, we know many of you have been waiting on these and the irons too.

We are trying some new adhesives in the store and another product that has received rave reviews...the Super Seal by Creative Imaginations. If you print out images on your printer and then use Diamond Glaze, Crackle Accents, PVA or a Matt Medium, this product is for you. It seals the print and it will not smear when you apply a wet coating over it...great for atcs!

Sets of acrylic stamping blocks.

Claudine Hellmuth Gel Mediums and paint.

Bees wax pellets are back in a big way.

We forgot to take photos of restocked Tattered Angels Screens & Glimmermist too~ Sunflower, Latte, Coffee Shop...
Our In House Heritage Expert...

Patty taught another installment of her ongoing Heritage, Genealogy classes this week. She's got a great group of motivated ladies that are getting organized and learning all of the tips and techniques that Patty uses when she makes her gorgeous pages and albums.

Here's one of her sample pages.

This is the biggest Heritage Album that we have ever seen! This was a labor of love and a must see in person project.

This is the album from the top. It is huge!

If you have ever thought that you want to get your family heritage organized this is the class for you. Patty will be starting another series on Saturday, August 15th. This gives you plenty of time to gather your family heritage items and come to class. Making a Family Heritage album is something alot of us say we're going to do and never get around to it. Let Patty help you get going!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Wanted...New Design Team Members

It's that time of year again.
We are looking for4 new Design Team Members.

Those interested in being on the MPDT will have until
Friday, August 28th to submit their work. So come on all of you stamp artists, altered artists, collage artists, scrapbook artists, and book artists, we need all of you to create a uniquely blended Design Team that will showcase our products. Winners will be announced the week of September 7th on the blog!

Some of the details...

Mystic Paper Design Team hopefuls will need to submit one 12 x 12 layout and 1 altered project of their choice! Each person on the Mystic Paper Design Team will serve a one year term. During this term MPDT will be required to design one project for Mystic Paper per month, using our product, supplied by us, for us to show off in our store. You will also be required to have your own blog and promote Mystic Paper. The MPDT will receive a 15% discount on all purchases for the length of MPDT term. All Mystic Paper employees, teachers, and family members will not be considered for the MPDT.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Shhhhh, can you keep a secret?

Mystic Papers online Shoppe is now open for business. Jennifer and Mike have worked really hard on this. The Peddler even helped out a bit. Go check it out!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Graphic 45 Beeswax Collage & UTEE

Have you wondered what the world of "Melt Art" is all about? Join Mike and learn all of his melt art techniques. You will be melting and applying beeswax, coloring beeswax and even stamping in beeswax to add texture. You'll also be using UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) and learning how to create 3-D embellishments. Distress Inks, Alcohol Inks, and Mica Powders will all be used. And, the best part of this class is that it's for all skill levels! You can bring your own pictures or choose from Mike's suitcase full of ephemera and images. Join us on Saturday, July 18th from 10:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. We're sure this class will melt your heart!

Monday, July 13, 2009

First Summer Sneak Peek...

We are so excited that Graphic 45 is sharing their new paper lines with everyone today!
We will be ordering this today and it should be in the shop Mid-August, if not sooner.

First up is Domestic Goddess, celebrating everything to do with the "Happy Homemaker"~even Gardening! These papers are so much fun, and full of great vintage patterns and colors.

Second is Christmas Past, get ready to get busy~you'll want to start making all of your Christmas cards and gifts after you see this line. Graphic 45 has used just tons of gorgeous images~Santa, children and angels. This line is so gorgeous, we may be triple ordering!

Next is Renaissance Faire, celebrating the Arts with rich colors, patterns and wonderful drawings & paintings. The tags are very beautiful...we just love all of them!

We just can't wait to get these papers in, they are always much more luscious in person.
Check out the full lines on Graphic 45 website. Tell us what your favorites are!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Do you currently receive Mystic Paper's Newsletter?

If so, then you will notice a difference. Due to the enormous size of our e-mail list we had to change to a server that would let us send out thousands of e-mails without seeing us as spam. Just another step in this 5 year progression for us! With every change there is of course, one small glitch. If you signed up for our newsletter from our web site your e-mail address did not get saved into our database. We wouldn't want anyone to miss out on our newsletter, now would we? Our first official newsletter was just sent out so if you didn't get it contact us with your info. E-mail, phone, or join from a friend who got the newsletter. Anyway you choose, just join!

Friday, July 03, 2009

Mystic Paper wishes everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July. We will be closed on Saturday, July 4th.

Next weeks classes~

On Wednesday, July 8th 3:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. our in house heritage and genealogy expert, Patty Porter, is holding her second in a series of heritage scrapbook classes. Don't worry, if you missed the first one it is being repeated on Wednesday July 15th. This Class will get you started on your way to designing your very own Heritage Scrapbooks or Memory Pages.

On Saturday, July 11th 10:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. Josie will be teaching her soldered vintage glass lid class. You'll be sure to have fun while learning soldering techniques from an expert and you'll get lots of practice learning how to attach those pesky little jump rings in this class!

Come meet the newest teacher to Join Mystic Paper. Kathie McGuire will show you how to make this Floral Paper Cone and coordinating card. This would make a great gift idea! Kathie is the published author of "Tips, Techniques, and Secrets of The Papercrafting Pro's" and is also on "Your Life A To Z" on channel 3

And don't forget next Friday evening is our Late Afternoon Altered Art Social Intimate Network Gathering
with Guest Teachers
4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Friday, June 12th.
Do you have altered projects that you don't feel are complete~ or may need that little bit of something extra that you just can't put your finger on? This will be a great gathering for all levels. This is your opportunity to come in and work on your different altered projects and be able to have some of our teachers input and help.
Or just hang out and chat for the evening!
Call to reserve your spot, space is very limited.