Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Little Spring Cleaning

We moved just about everything!

If it wasn't attached to a wall, we moved it.
We have opened up the shopping area and now everyone will have room to look at product and carry their buckets, even when we are really busy!
This is a photo mid-everything, when all the furniture gets moved into the middle of the floor and there really isn't a plan as to where anything goes. It is definitely the type of rearranging where we have to move one thing and see if it will work where we put it~ and then we might have to move it somewhere else! So it always takes awhile to finish.

This is the new front area in front of the register...I could look at this all day!

A little bit of pretty.

Cavallini has a new home at the front of the shop, and we should have some NEW designs in soon.

This is what we call the "Bird House" our lovely shelf that we purchased years ago from Memory Lane~ We miss that store.

This is the wide open area we now have looking to the front from the back. Look at that beautiful 1880's floor!

A little corner in the back, full of vintage suitcases.

We have the NEW line from Jenni Bowlin and rearranged that little section too.

This idea came to me this morning when I remembered to bring this mirror to the shop...it is perfect with the Jenni Bowlin silhouette painted on it. Wendy did such a great job painting!

Another view of some of the back of the shop with new little sections of vintage finds and other crazy things we find.

Doesn't the shop look totally different? Come in and see!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

7 Gypsies CAMDEN!

NEW Camden is here!

In all of it's CRAZY glory, 7 Gypies has come out with some of the most fun items that we've seen in awhile. Just take a look at their Apothecary Bottles~
These bottles come in both clear and amber, just perfect for any little shadowbox, printer's tray, or TH Configurations! They also have tons of stickers to fit~ Warning Labels and Apothecary Labels in fun colors.

New Book Covers and Receipts...

All their fun Tickets and Journal Cards...

The NEW Camden Papers are gorgeous!

And we LOVE the Camden 97% Complete Tags! They are so colorful and there is space to journal or stamp on them.
Okay...this really is our most FAVORITE! We love anything old school 7 Gypsies...
The NEW Tissue Paper in 4 beautiful designs~ this makes us happy.

Friday, March 18, 2011

NEW from Stampington!

The Spring 2011 Issues are here...

Somerset Memories!

Jewelry Affaire!


Haute Handbags!

and Life!

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Happy Saint Patrick's Day Everyone!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Great Classes This Saturday!


This Saturday, the incredibly talented team of Jack & Cat will be here teaching TWO CLASSES!
The first class is all about Distress Techniques~

Distress Ink Techniques
Saturday, March 19th
10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
Want to learn the Ranger Ink way? Come and join certified Ranger Educator Michael Jack Putman for a Distress Ink session. In this two hour class you will be introduced to several master techniques for getting fantastic results with this product. Everything from shading and blending, piece edging, aged crumbling, non-crumbling, photo tinting, and more.
This class is limited to 8 students. All supplies will be provided. Please call the shop to sign up.

Jack & Cat's second class is filled with Mystique, Intrigue and Technique!

Le Cirque Altered Lantern
Saturday, March 19th
1:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.
In this class you will alter a cigar box into a circus themed decor piece with a working hobby light creating a unique lantern. Each student will be able to tell their rich story using Graphic 45 Le Cirque papers, chipboard tags, and our own personal collection of circus ephemera. Methods taught include how best to re-purpose everyday objects into altered treasures by using paint, ink, sanding effects, layers and assorted hardware.
All materials will be provided.
Please email us at jackandcatcurio@gmail.com for any questions.

There are a couple of seats available in each of these classes. Please call Mystic Paper to sign up!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New Products!

We All Love Vintage...

Prima has come out with some of the most adorable charms called Vintage Trinkets. Just for the bird lovers (Lola) and Key & Lock lovers, we ordered TONS of these. They are so adorable I can barely control myself.

Another great thing that Prima always comes out with~ (besides flowers) is vintage looking TRIM! They do such a wonderful job and we always get to have some of the most beautiful trim in the market place. Lucky us!

Here are our favorite flowers that Prima makes, their Essentials~ they are always available in such great colors. We think they have out done themselves this time.

Lovely Ribbon flowers~ These are so pretty, you can't pass them up! Oohhhh....Aahhhh!

These are Prima's Flocked Rub-Ons...how cool is that?
They have a very Moulin Rouge feel to them, don't they Sherry?

The NEW Prima Clear Stamps that come with their own BLING!
Such pretty little stamps with a little price tag. LOVE THEM!

We are now carrying Bulk Chain and selling it by the foot. These are two chain designs we have in currently along with some of the NEW charms we are also carrying.

We are expecting MORE NEW PRODUCT this week. Do you want a hint?
It's 7 Gypsies NEWEST LINE~ Camden. We can't wait to see it in person. YIPPEE!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Paris Flea Market Perpetual Calendar

Terrific Class...

Of course! Another great calendar class with Shirley, The Artsy Fartsy Fairy!
So much concentration and work involved in each calendar.
They always end up being little works of art in themselves.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

What One Big Mess Turns Into...

We had a wonderful class with Suzette last Saturday!

What starts out a big mess always turns into something incredible.
It just takes a little bit of fun product...

A lot of Concentration...

Viola! One BEAUTIFUL Book!

Thanks Ladies for such a great class~ And thanks Suzette for always creating such lovely books!

Saturday, March 05, 2011

It's Springtime in Arizona and that means...

It's Pluck A Duck Time!

We've dusted off all our ducks and they are ready for our PLUCK A DUCK SALE!

Come into the shop and "Pluck a Duck" out of the pond to determine the discount you receive.

The discounts range from 10% off your entire purchase to 50% off one item.

Pluck a Duck sale will begin Saturday, March 5th through Saturday, March 12th 2011.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

The House That Built Me...

This Saturday's Class~ The House That Built Me

Just a Few Spot Left!

The House That Built Me
10:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
Saturday, March 5th

"The House That Built Me", this project was inspired by one of my favorite songs EVER!
This is an album for everyone to enjoy.
Whether you choose to use photos from your childhood, your children’s childhood,
or your life now as you know it. We are all ever changing and being built as we go along the way... In this album I have combined many favorite papers, gorgeous ephemera, a new and easy technique used on the covers, fabulous die cuts, and some fun vintage finds! Please join me and we can build your house together.
See you in class.

Call the shop to sign up!

Mary Jane's Farm Current Issue

It looks like another incredible issue!

Farmgirl is a condition of the heart.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

NEW Stampington Magazines

Another Delivery of Wonderful Magazines from Stampington...

Somerset Studio.
One of our favorite eclectic magazines full of all types of inspiration!

Belle Armoire Jewelry.
Featuring Designer Keith Lo Bue, who does some of the most amazing steam punk jewelry we've ever seen!

Somerset Apprentice.
Full of the THREE T's~ tips, tricks and techniques!

Where Women Cook.
This looks like another AMAZING magazine, they just keep out doing themselves.
This issue makes me want to cater a huge party!