December 8, 2014
December 1, 2014
The 12 Tags of December
and then the elves will be making a limited number of kits.
The directions and all the supplies for the tag will be in baskets on the back table for you to sit and recreate these technique filled holiday tags. It is like a mini class but at your own pace and on your own schedule.
But be aware once the kits for that tag are gone, they are gone!
Never fear, if you call and pay for the tags that you want then we can hold the kit for you.
So you can come in anytime it is convenient during the month of December to make your tags.
Each tag costs $12 and includes all supplies
If you do not live locally but still want to make the tags we have two options for you:
1. We will have PDF instructions with full color photos, step by step directions and a list of supplies used for $5. You can pay for these via Paypal and we will email you a pdf file.
2. Purchase a kit with the diecuts, metals and pieces used along with an email of the PDF instructions. This option is $12 which includes shipping (none of the paints, inks, etc are included in this kit) or $10 without shipping
November 24, 2014
November 19, 2014
October 31, 2014
October 28, 2014
September 21, 2014
if you are into the Documented Life Project you are going to be excited that one of the members, Lorraine Bell is coming to teach three incredible classes in October.
Tote-Ally Artsy Tote
Little Book – Big Ideas!
About Lorraine Bell:
A self-taught Mixed Media Artist, Lorraine resides in Windermere, Florida on the beautiful Butler Chain of Lakes. A recent empty nester, she fills her time painting, traveling, and writing. She combines all three hobbies to create illustrated art journals bursting with her adventures on the road.
Lorraine is the owner of Serendipity Studios and one of the 5 members that make up the Collaborative Team of ART TO THE 5TH. She created a visual calendar/journal that is the inspiration for The Documented Life Project, a year-long undertaking that encourages the concept of visual and written chronicles of your daily life.
Lorraine has been involved in the Art Industry for over 25 years. She owned an Arts & Crafts Supply Store in the Cayman Islands for 10 years and hosted numerous events that showcased local artists. She is constantly studying art and looking for new ways to expand her creative abilities.
She is a lover of all things random, serendipitous and spontaneous. Besides being with her family, she would rather be creating with her friends than doing anything else!
We have the samples in the store and they are just stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Make sure you don’t miss out on the all the fun, give us a call now.
Lorraine Bell is coming to town
August 31, 2014
It’s time for our Annual Labor Day Sale.
We will be open on Monday from 10:00-4:00pm.
The sale starts at 10:30am and ends at 3:30pm
Back Table Blowout sale:
Select Scrapbook Papers 10 for $1.00
Tim Holtz Stamp 2 Cut for the eclips Machine Buy One Get One Free
All Smash products 50% off
All Eclips Cartridges regularly $39.99 on sale for $15
Select Sizzix, Quickutz and Spellbinders Dies 50% off
Ranger Adirondack Ink Pads 50% off
Mr.Huey Spray Mist 50% off
Select Stencils 50% off
Select Books & Magazines 50% off
Used stamps at low low prices
All punches including Martha Stewart Punches are 50% off
other items hugely discounted are:
Pink Totes, Miscellaneous Embellishments, Basic Grey Kits, Cricut Design Studio, Slice Machine, Wizard Diecutting System.
We also have a lot of store samples for sale.. . . card fronts, mini books, etc.
Hurry in this sale is for one day only
all sales are final
Labor Day Sale
August 28, 2014
August 21, 2014
We have a fun class coming up on Saturday August 23rd at 1:00pm taught by Jill Haglund aka Tweety Jill
Crazy lady of many hats! Publisher, designer, manufacturer, instructor and self proclaimed artist!
Where ever Jill is you will learn tons of techniques and have a lot of laughs too!
Jill loves for people to enjoy escaping into art; she is super passionate about taking everyone she meets on a creative journey!
Come get crazy and create! WARNING: Bring an APRON and wear OLD clothes- we get messy!
We will use water color paper, bristol paper, fabrics, inks, modeling paste, acrylic paints, stencils, sprays, stamps and wax and spatter. Learn a new technique you will use over and over.
The class is limited to 20 people.
July 30, 2014
Actually, I’m not talking about going TO the market, I’m talking about going a little lower than that – as in Studio Calico’s new South of Market paper line. I have to admit it – I’m a bit of a foodie. I love collecting and trying new recipes, and one of my favorite paper craft pastimes is making recipe books and cards to share. Enter South of Market, an awesome line we just got in from Studio Calico.
I love the colors and images in this super cute farm fresh line – and, not that it probably matters to anyone but me, but it also has some super cute paper names. I mean, Lettuce Turnip the Beet – how cute is that???
So, whether you’re creating recipe books of your own, scrapbooking favorite memories in your grandma’s cooking, or making amazing farm themed altered projects, South of Market is perfect!
To Market to Market to Buy a Fresh...
July 26, 2014
Get it while it lasts, ladies! Authentiques new Pretty line is sure to inspire your girliest hearts desires. I mean, it’s pink and black and flowers all over. What’s not to love?
This Pretty line is SO pretty that it may have inspired a certain teacher (ahem) to use it for an upcoming card class (um hmm) which means if you’re the type of person who likes to purchase the papers used in said card classes, or if you want the collection and you want to get it before it disappears because of said class (you know who you are) then you might want to come in and pick out your papers now (nods head). I’m just sayin…
I Feel Pretty - Oh so Pretty!
July 14, 2014
You know, I think every store should have a motto, don’t you? We got a new line of paper in recently that reminded me of a quote.. the perfect quote for our store, really.
Case in point: The other day I came into the store and was informed I would be unable to use the bathroom. This was because UPN (as in Use-to-be Perfect Nancy) changed the lock on the bathroom door to an “easy open” lock so we wouldn’t have to worry about losing the key anymore.
However, good old UPN neglected to test the lock before she installed it. After she installed the new handle and closed the door she decided to test it. You know how this story goes, right? Yup, the door was locked. As in permanently. The whole time I was there Michelle and UPN were trying to open the door. First they tried removing the hinges, but the door wouldn’t budge.
Next, they tried to pick the lock with credit cards, but apparently none of the cards had a high enough credit line to open that golden door. They even tried laying on the floor with a hanger and a mirror to try to unlock the door from the other side. When things got desperate they tried some sort of native rain dance, although I have to say this wasn’t it brightest idea given that none of us had access to the bathroom and all that chanting was really making us feel like we needed to make it rain, if you know what I mean.
You know, Alice had a “drink me” bottle to grow larger, and an “eat me” cake to grow smaller, but despite all the eating we did that day there was no magic confection that opened that door. You know how in Alice in Wonderland Alice tries to fool the Red Queen by painting the roses red? Well apparently Nancy was inspired to paint the door blue to calm Michelle’s fragile nerves, but alas, the door remained locked.
Finally Michelle broke down and called a locksmith. He said UPN did a great installing the new lock except for one thing – the lock was broken. Really broken. Even he was unable to fix it. There wasn’t anything they could have done to make it unlock. Yup, just another crazy day at ESS….
Anyway, as you might have guessed. the new line of papers I was referring to above is all about…. Alice in Wonderland! Always a popular theme, I really love the way KaiserCraft pulled it together in their Through the Looking Glass line:
Some come take you’re own trip through the rabbit hole and see what awaits you on the other side of the door at ESS… the tea is waiting!
We're All Mad Here....