December 8, 2014

Creative Jump Start – by creator Nathalie Kalbach is back for 2015

CJS is a one-of-a-kind community event to stoke your creativity in Jan 2015.
You get 25 videos for $25 (USD). That just $1 per video. Sweet!
Miss a day? Don’t worry. Watch any video through Nov 2015.
Join 23 artists as they reveal their tricks of the trade. We call them the “JumpStarters.”

We have a coupon code that is exclusive to Everything Scrapbook & Stamps.  If you would like to save $5 on registration use our coupon code:   cjs15ess
(cannot be used in conjunction with other coupons out there – can be used until January 31, 2015)

We will also have two meet ups at Everything Scrapbook & Stamps to recreate two of the projects shown in the video and we will have a special discount on the products used!!!!

Mark your calendars for January 31st and February 28th

December 1, 2014

The 12 Tags of December


It is finally here, the project you have all been asking about.  

The 12 Tags of December

Each day for the first 12 days in December Michelle will be creating a new tag
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.
This is the tag for the 1st of December
Poinsettia Wishes


You can check the blog and facebook each day for the latest tag.
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

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday 
will be here on November 29th

and we have put together our annual list of what items you can get for "FREE"

We will have plenty of promotions, specials and laughter on this day as well.

We hope to see you here 

November 19, 2014

Card Class on Friday November 21st

Nancy is teaching how to make these three fabulous cards on Friday November 21st.
You can either join us from 2:00-4:00pm or 6:00-8:00pm and make these adorable holiday cards

Not My Momma's Cards $25
Call 561 432-5201 to sign up
get out of the cold and come and have some fun

October 31, 2014

Dina Wakley Art Journal Courage

Everything Scrapbook & Stamps has Dina Wakley's new book in stock and we have to say it is pretty fabulous.. Everything Scrapbook & Stamps gives this book a serious thumbs up.

Art Journal Courage - Eight chapters full of prompts, step by step, techniques which are followed by luscious art work.  Dina even shows you that you can draw.
Discover the techniques and courage you need to journal bravely! With Dina's help, you'll begin by working through any fears you have of using your own handwriting. You'll get journaling prompts and techniques to help you develop a handwriting style you'll love and words you'll want to write! Then, you'll move onto drawing: you'll learn not only how to train your hand, but also how to appreciate your own unique drawing ability. As you continue through the eight chapters, you will learn additional mixed-media techniques to help you overcome your fears of new materials, using photos of yourself, creating layers, working without a plan and much more.
Put your worries aside and create fearlessly
If you want to see what Michelle McCosh thinks about this book you can read her review here: Michelle's blog
!f you would like to purchase a copy of this book click this link:  Art Journal Courage by Dina Wakley

October 28, 2014

Nathalie Kalback is coming back to ESS

we are so excited for our friend Nathalie Kalbach, she was just named Brand Ambassador for Liquitex
Nathalie is a self-taught mixed media artist. She was born in Germany and lived most of her adult life in Hamburg before moving to the United States in September 2013. She now lives in Jersey City, NJ.
Nathalie describes herself:
"My early love of paint was squelched by an art teacher who told me I had no talent. I worked as a paralegal for seventeen years and might have remained in the wrong profession had I not discovered mixed media painting in 2004.
I regained confidence in my creativity and have spent the last decade exploring the possibilities of creating dimension and texture by layering different materials and paint media. I have worked in art journals, on canvases and scrapbook layouts, incorporating collage and found objects. My projects have been published in several craft and hobby magazines as well as mixed media books. I have taught at many retail events and art retreats, as well as at trade shows, and by 2011 I was able to give up working as a paralegal to become a full-time artist.
For me, creating art is a dialogue between my skills and the supplies I use. It is not so much a battle as an ongoing attempt to work out the connections between ideas and techniques.
In my mixed media canvases I emphasize urban subject matter, especially gentrification. I depict the vibrancy as well as the decay that I see in the cities around me from multiple viewpoints, represented by layering and tactile dimension.
I believe that everyone can be creative. Since 2006 I have taught workshops in Europe, Canada, the U.S., Australia, Israel, Malaysia and online. I share what I know about tools, supplies and techniques, with the goal of helping each student unlock his/her personal creativity.
My artwork is licensed through StencilGirl Products (stencils) and Stampendous (rubber stamp and template sets). My work has been featured on the packaging for Liquitex Acrylic Painting Sets sold at Michaels art and craft stores. Since September 2014 I am a sponsored artist/brand ambassador for Liquitex. I am also a product development consultant to several art and craft supply manufacturers."
Nathalie is teaching three fantastic workshops on November 14th, 15th and 16th

Check our calendar for her mixed media classes .  Descriptions, times and supplies needed are listed there.
Don't delay in signing up as we are at a "Wait List Only" for the Sunday class

September 21, 2014

Lorraine Bell is coming to town

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

Lorraine Bell Tote

Lorraine Bell


Melange Journal

Lorraine Bell Melange Journal Lorraine Bell

Little Book – Big Ideas!

Gelli-Book-2 Gelli Book Lorraine Bell

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

September 11, 2014

August 31, 2014

Labor Day Sale



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

New Stamps and Stencils from the Dynamic Duo

We have the new stamps and stencils in stock from Dina Wakley and Dyan Revealey.

Here are the stamps:

Dyan Revealey Shrooms Stamps

Dyan Revealey Jay's Jollies stampsDyan revealey Survivor StampsDyan revealey Surrender StampsDyan revealey Strength StampsDyan revealey Don't hold back Stamps


Dina Wakley from the past stampsDina Wakley primitive icons stampsDina Wakley Handwritten quotes stampsDina Wakley scribbly insects stamps


We are so excited these are finally here, and Michelle can’t wait to get creating with them!

New Stamps and Stencils from the Dynamic Duo

August 21, 2014

Halloween Tray

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!


Jill Haglund

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.

Halloween Tray

July 30, 2014

To Market to Market to Buy a Fresh...

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.

Grass Fed Grass Fed

River Cottage River Cottage

Because I Can Because I Can

Due Date Due Date

Farm Fresh Farm Fresh

Green Acres Green Acres

Lettuce Turnip the Beet Lettuce Turnip the Beet

Made with Love Made with Love


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

I Feel Pretty - Oh so Pretty!

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?

Alphabet Stickers Alphabet Stickers

Pretty Journal Cards Pretty Journal Cards

Pretty Coleected Pretty Coleected

Pretty Cursive Pretty Cursive

Pretty Cute Pretty Cute

Pretty Desire Pretty Desire

Pretty Lace Pretty Lace

Pretty Luster Pretty Luster

Pretty Luxe Pretty Luxe

Pretty Rosette Pretty Rosette

Pretty Tartan Pretty Tartan

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

We're All Mad Here....

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.

amadteapartyYup, we’re all mad here.  Perfect description, wouldn’t you say?

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.


Nancy3 nancy4

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:

KaiserCraft Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass - Wonderland Die Cut Through the Looking Glass – Wonderland Die Cut

Through the Looking Glass - Alice Through the Looking Glass – Alice

Through the Looking Glass - Cheshire Cat Through the Looking Glass – Cheshire Cat

Through the Looking Glass - March Hare Through the Looking Glass – March Hare

Through the Looking Glass - Tweedle Dee Through the Looking Glass – Tweedle Dee

Through the Looking Glass - Tweedle Dum Through the Looking Glass – Tweedle Dum

Through the Looking Glass - White Rabbit Through the Looking Glass – White Rabbit

Through the Looking Glass - Drink Me Acetate Through the Looking Glass – Drink Me Acetate

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....