Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Great Time

Today's Wonderful Class...

Vintage Finds with Suzette!
This book is awesome and we will have on the schedule again in the Fall, so keep an eye out.

This is a great way to display some photos from Flea Market Shopping, Antiquing, or your Vintage Treasures you have been collecting at home!

This class had tons of techniques, binding, inking, some sewing and it was just a little bit messy.

Everyone did their own thing, at their own pace. Great class ladies!

Friday, July 30, 2010


New Releases at Mystic Paper...

7 Gypsies NEWEST paper collections~
Beautiful nature themed double sided papers.
Birds, eggs, bugs, and flowers!
(Oops, it looks like 7G didn't send us a 2 of the papers, they will be here early next week.)

New 97% Complete Stickers~ COLLECTOR! Which we all are right?

Paddington Collection is here too! These fun papers are double sided with the reverse design of black & white on both sides. Reminiscent of the old 7 Gypsy days...way cool.

We also have Melissa Frances Kitschy Kitchen~ paper pads, recipe cards, chipboard, tags, and recipe albums! They are wonderful and vintagey kitchen~ just how we like it!

Okay, now get ready for this...
Graphic 45's Steam Punk Debutante will be here early next week.

We will also have the NEW additions to their Christmas Past line!

Pretty, pretty, pretty.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Busy, busy, busy

Fun with Jack & Cat...

Last Saturday was packed with activities including the Shadowbox Class, taught by Mike Putman & Lesley Fisher. Everyone's projects were very unique and packed full of interesting trinkets. You go Girls!

Here is a close-up of Sherry's project in the making.

You can see more great photos from class and see Sherry's completed project on her blog. FUN!
Thanks for coming everyone.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Make & Take

Just for Kids...

Tomorrow Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
from 10:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.
Bring your kids so they can join Judy for a greeting card Make and Take.
They will be using watercolors on paper to make a greeting card that will look like beautiful poppies.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Unveiling

Altered Barbie Swap...

This was yet another of Jennifer's ingenious (crazy) ideas for a swap and this has been such a hit we will do it again! Yeah!
The next Barbies will be due September 25th, 2010.

These dolls are by GiGi.

Couture Barbie

Pierrot Barbie

Lady GaGa on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine

And yes, A Tim Holtz Ken Doll

These next 4 dolls are by Julie...

Pole Dancer Barbie

Egyptian Queen and her Nubian Slave

Bride of Frankenstein

And Lady Gaga

Some chose to do four Barbies all the same...

This is Jennifer's Frida Kahlo

And look at the shoes she made for her!

The next four dolls were done by Kevynn...

Sparkly Super Hero Barbie

The Barbie Card was made just for the occasion by Judy W.

Robot Barbie

Martian Barbie

And Flower Child Barbie

Flower Child Barbies Tattoo

Herb Albert & The Tijuana Brass
Whipped Cream Album Barbie
by Kim T.

And these last four were done by Pamela...

Marilyn Monroe

Cave Woman

Beehive Barbie

Just look at the back of this beehive!

Pink Retro Barbie

Wasn't this a great idea for a swap? Come see them in person at Mystic Paper while they're still on display!
For more photos check out our Swaps & Trades blog~

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The wait is over!

They are here...

All the NEW Somerset Magazines!
This is an absolute gorgeous issue of Artful Blogging.

Another of our favorites~ HOME! What a pretty cover, can't wait to see all the pretties inside.

Where Women Create~ with one of every one's favorite fabric designer Amy Butler!
This issue also has Jennifer Murphy (one of my faves).

Green Craft magazine full of many wonderful ideas! We love the sleeve bag!

Hurry in to grab your favorite~ these always go fast!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Here's a little sneak peak...

We will have a full unveiling at opening this Saturday, July 24th. The Altered Barbies are gathering and getting into position for their debut. Come in any time to see them, they are FUN!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fun Classes

Everyone had fun today...

Learning in Ellen's class! Ellen is the Queen of the Zutter machine and her classes are always full of techniques and her vintage treasures.

These ladies were so busy, they didn't want to stop.
Everyone's projects were done and everyone even left a little bit early!

Tons of exciting classes coming your way. Check out the website for NEW CLASSES just posted!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Soldering & Some Sweet Glittery Stuff

Soldering Class...

This past Saturday was Josie's Advanced Soldering Class~ The Soldered Pencil House.
These ladies have all taken one of Josie's beginning soldering class and wanted to learn even more. Very Lucky Ladies! They were able to spend the day with Josie to get one on one instruction and to ask all their questions they may have had about soldering techniques.

NEW ITEMS! We have some NEW ZING! Embossing powders from American Crafts. Glitter and Metal Finishes that are amazing! The company sent us some samples and they were ordered right away. They are simply irresistible.
We also have some NEW Masking Tape by Making Memories, and some NEW Glimmer Mist colors~ like Peach Delight, Brick and Candy Apple Red. We also ordered some of the staple colors like Coffee Shop, Patina and Sunflower. NEW Copic Sketch Marker Colors too.

Restocked Distress Inks, Distress Embossing Powders, Zip Dry, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metals, Tiny Attachers and other items that I can't remember right now.

Stayed tuned for upcoming classes and NEW releases from CHA!