Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Are You Ready For Halloween?

Do you have all of your spooky decorations out?
Maybe you need just one more...

Join Mike and Lesley this Saturday, October 3rd, 10:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. and make one of these "Halloween
Silhouettes" to complete your Halloween decorating!

They will be bringing lots of images for you to choose from. Everything will be "Halloween" and "Spooky".First you'll layer your images and then you will learn techniques such as beeswax fusing and layering, various mediums for beeswax, wax imprinting and stamping, coloring beeswax, and highlighting your piece with mica powders.

You will also learn Beeswax safety and basics. They supply everything you need to complete your project. Call the store to sign up before it's too late! (insert creepy cackle here).

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

More Stampington Magazines...

First we didn't tell you about our
2009 Design Team Member Yasu.
She is in this issue of Somerset Memories...A FULL 3 PAGES~way to go Yasu!

And some restocked magazines...Somerset Apprentice, Marie, Home and more Holidays & Celebrations! So if you didn't get these the first time, now's the time to come in and grab your own copy.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Now that's Eerie...

From Basic Grey! We have just about everything you could think of. We've got the whole line of papers, rub-ons, stamps, brads, stickers and chip stickers~ the list goes on and on and on.
So, now we guess the real question is~Are you ready for Halloween?

We also have Catherine Moore's new Character Construction Stamps that are just about the cutest (wait a minute, we don't have any cute here)...we mean Spo0kiEsT ever!

We've even got some Christmas stamps and many of the most popular stamps back in stock.

Newest Somerset Magazines...Somerset Life featuring the lovely Kim Caldwell's Artistic Affair. Mary Jane Butter's Perfect Picnic and other amazing loveliness.

Somerset Memories is now an Annual publication. We have many copies, but we are sure to sell out of this one fast. Not only does it have submissions by two of our out of town Guest Teachers, Lisa Super and Vicki Chrisman, but also one of our customers Bethany Kartchner!

If you see anything you like, make sure you come in to grab it this weekend before it's all gone!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Our Next Swap...

Altered Spoon Swap!
Alter them, ink them, flatten them, bend them, bead them, paint them,
fill them, glue them, collage them, curl them, anything you can think of.
Just alter this cutlery up!

If you would like to participate please leave a comment on our Swaps & Trades blog.
The deadline for sign ups will be Saturday, September 19th. Tomorrow!
Depending on how many people sign up will determine how many you will make.
Deadline for projects will be October 17th.

If you need any ideas do an image search on google for altered spoons~
you'll find many great ideas.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Our New Mystic Paper Design Team Members

The selection has been made!
Thanks to all of you who submitted your work, we really appreciate it.
These are the 12 x 12 layouts created by our three new Mystic Paper Design Team Members.




We thought it was so cute that all three of them did pages about their sweet little girls.
All three of them also had incredible altered projects, but it was much more difficult to take photos of them.
We can't wait to get them started on new projects for the upcoming year. Congratulations ladies!

P.S. If you dropped off Design Team submissions you can pick those up at anytime.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Cupcakes & Roses...

Thanks to all of you for coming to celebrate with us! We hope all of you had as much fun as we did.

A special thank you to Sugar Buzz Cakes for all of the cupcakes they made for us. They were so yummy!

And beautiful roses from Sherry and Colleen. Thanks ladies we love them!

The vendors getting all set up and ready for the crowds.

Great classes~ thanks to all of the teachers and students. Sandy Navarro taught her Vintage Shore class. It was quite the hit. We had tons of requests for kits so, if you would like one you can contact Sandy directly.

Jenny Hernandez taught her Spooky Kitty paper clay class. Jennifer even took this class! Jenny is a great teacher and is coming back in December to teach again. Go to her blog and complete the survey she is doing. That will help her decide what to teach. Go vote for your favorite!

The beginnings of Jennifer's Spooky Kitty. Go to her blog to see the finished product. He's so cute!

There's some real concentration going on here!

Here's crazy Lilia Meredith hamming it up for the camera. She taught her "Little Fabric House" class. Everyone showed up with sewing machines in hand and got busy creating their fabric books.

Lilia was making sure Sue got it just right.

Vicki Chrisman came all the way from Nebraska to teach here! Here she is helping one of her students put the final touches on her Halloween project.

And, of course Mike and Lesley~Jack and Cat Curio taught their shadow box class "Dark Side of Youth".

We were so busy in setting up for all the classes and vendors that we kind of forgot about our raffle that we promised all of you. If you reply to this blog post by Saturday evening 9-19-09 we will enter you into the raffle to win some wonderful prizes. We won't be able to mail any prizes out, it's a pick up your prize kind of raffle. Good luck to all of you.

Friday, September 11, 2009

See you all tomorrow...
Did we mention that we have even more product in this week? We don't have time to share it with you today, being that we are getting ready for our 5 Year Anniversary Party tomorrow.
But next week we'll post some photos.
See you all tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009


Our first Halloween line is here!
It's Pink Paislee's Twilight. This line comes with coordinating rub-ons, clear stamps, brads, canvas tags, and chipboard alphabet. We think it's one of the best Halloween lines ever! All of the papers are double sided. We are also fully stocked with Paints, Vintage German Glass Glitter, Ribbon, Halloween Ephemera, Halloween tickets, skulls and skeletons, just in time for all of your Halloween projects.

Another Pink Paislee line for Fall is Amber Road full of beautiful Autumn colors. This line also comes with coordinating rub-ons, clear stamps, brads, and canvas tags. These papers are all double sided as well.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Labor Day is Monday, September 7th...

We will be CLOSED. Visit us on Tuesday the 8th!

Generally, the main way to celebrate Labor Day is by taking the day off work and school, and enjoying the company of your family, friends, and neighbors.

Labor Day would not be possible without the help of the workers who originally fought to get the holiday recognized, so when I celebrate it with my family I try to remember those who worked long hours and in bad conditions. Without those workers, we wouldn't have the industrialized civilization that we do today.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Gorgeous Vintage Christmas From Cavallini

Glitter Gift Tags

Stickers and Glitter Post Cards. We always sell out of these quickly so don't wait too long.

New from Webster's Pages "Sweet As Cherry Pie".

Restocked Glimmer Mist with some new colors.

Gorgeous German Glass Glitter.

Yummy paint in a rainbow of colors.

Don't forget, Saturday September 12th we are celebrating our 5 year anniversary. We have 5 great classes scheduled. They are filling fast so take a look at them on our web site. It's going to be hard to pick just one class, they are all great. And we've got a few surprises in store for you. So save the date...Saturday September 12th!