Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dates to Remember

Need somewhere to keep all those birthdays and anniversaries? This is just the thing, each page has a month with lines to write in those important dates. The calendar is perpetual so you won't need to make a new one every year! This album will be spiral bound much like the recipe album below. (I just don't have the machine at my house!) Call the store and reserve your spot in this class on Saturday November 21 at 11 am! Hope to see you there!

Thanks Rachael

Monday, November 9, 2009

Countdown to Christmas

Come to the store Saturday November 21 from 2-4 to make this cute muffin tin Christmas Countdown. Call the store in advance to sign up. Thanks Rachael

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Recipe Album

This Saturday October 24th come in and create this cute recipe book.

Choose How to Segment you book into Dinners, Desserts, or Appetizers

Mats for the recipe cards are punched so the recipe can be removed when cooking or to read instructions written on the back. (Green paper is just to show the punched paper)

Choose from many Cuttlebug embossing folders to add some dimension to your book.

Come make this book for $25. It would be a great gift for the holidays.

10/24/09 @ 11 am - 1 pm

Call the store to reserve your spot, class supplies are limited.
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

lasagna casserole recipe

since so many people asked for this recipe at the weekend retreat i am posting it here. for those of you who weren't at the retreat i had tons of compliments on this recipe. the best part is that it is super easy to make and freezes well so you can make on recipe and freeze half for later.

1lb. hamburger meat
1 8oz. pkg egg noodles
1 160z. sour cream
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
1 small can tomato sauce
1 small onion chopped
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 8oz. pkg mozzarella cheese
parmesan cheese

brown meat with onions, drain. add all tomato and tomato sauces, salt and pepper to taste, simmer 30 minutes. cook noodles and drain water. mix sour cream and garlic powder with cooked noodles. layer in pan in this order: noodle, meat, cheese, do two layers of each. top with parmesan cheese. bake 30 minute and 350.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

colleen schaan and copic markers

ok first of all, whoever is in charge of this blog needs to be fired. or at least griped at. don't worry i have already taken care of that so no need for you to worry. lol. she is getting her act together as we speak.

the copic markers are one of the hottest items in the paper crafting world. you can do so many things with these markers. they work on a variety of materials and with the 344 colors available the blending options are limitless.
i am excited to have colleen schann come to teach us how to use these markers. below are some samples she sent to the store and they are amazing. i hope when the class is over my stuff looks half this good. she is way talented, click on her name to see what else she has going on.

this one with the little boy kissing the girl is my favorite.
if only i can figure out how to get her name off of these and claim them as my own, just kidding colleen.
i can't wait until october 17th. spots are going fast so call and reserve your spot. cost $45.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

abbey road

my mind's eye abbey road is absolutely amazing. they have really outdone themselves this time. you just can't beat this line of paper. i love the feel, the small extra embellishments that are perfect for the finishing touch or that card that seems to be missing something. come check this out because i have a feeling it won't be here long.

sample of whirlybird

sample of stomp

samples of round and round

samples of lucky me.

happy scrapping,

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

primadonna classes

vicki flinchum, primadonna, will be here at the paper garden to teach 4 different classes on september 11-12. the actual class samples are on display here at the store and even though the pictures are great they do not do the samples justice. you must come in and see them. sign up for these classes now because space is limited. click here to go to the website for a description of each class and more information.

believe acrylic album $50. september 11th 6:30-9 pm.

teacher wall hanging $30. september 12 3-5 pm.
bloom layout $25. september 12 1-3pm.

live canvas album $75.
leave a comment, you never know what may happen.
happy scrapping,

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

scrappink weekend retreat

just to let everyone know we have 68 out of 100 spots already full. and it is 10:38. yippeeeeee.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

cha is approaching

with cha approaching i am already seeing tons of new stuff. i already have the new cuttlebug folders on order. have looked at tons of new flowers from prima. i have looked at enough christmas lines to either make you sick of christmas or really get you in the mood which is hard since it is supposed to be 100 degrees this week.

if you see a sneak peak of something you are interested in let me know. last time i asked for this i ordered several lines that i had not thought about ordering. those lines were a big hit, so it just shows that there are things out there that i miss or overlook. i try to order what you guys suggest but sometimes so many of you suggest similar things that i go with what there was more interest in.

i don't do this alone and love to get your input. so either leave a comment here or shoot me an email.


Monday, June 29, 2009

10 seconds studio

tomorrow is the 10 seconds studio cross class. if you haven't signed up and are interested please call the store. learn how to emboss the metal to get some really cool looks. you can use the molds to make one of a kind embellishments on your pages and cards.

come by the store if you want to see the cross up close. cost for this class is $25.

happy scrapping,

Friday, June 26, 2009

the force be with you

and if you need to find it you can. right here. we just got in the new star wars and clone wars papers and embellishments from creative imaginations. this long awaited line is absolutely awesome. my boys were happy to see it. i already need know i need to reorder it, because i will use lots of it.

the new tag maker for the slice and rims and lots of new slice cartridges (i may have already mention the cartridges, but...) did you know that you don't have to have the slice to use the rims and tagmaker?

we also have restocked several things in the last week.
  • glimmer mist's top 12 colors and the metallics.
  • making memories acrylic paints
  • staz 0n ink pads- several new colors
  • distress ink pads from tim holtz
  • 10 second studio metals and new molds
  • the new tag maker for the slice and rims and lots of new slice cartridges (i may have already mention the cartridges, but...)

happy scrapping


Thursday, June 11, 2009

we have a new sign!!!

i drove into the parking lot yesterday and this is what i saw.

actually i saw the guys screwing in the final pieces. it is so nice to have a sign that has our name on it. carol with embroidery boardwalk and i stood and just looked at it for what seemed like forever. we are so excited to this new sign, best part it is a gift from our landlord. yippee.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

how to tuesday

if you are interested in the how to tuesday class tonight we are doing grunge board. this material is similar to chipboard because of the thickness. the things you can do with it are amazing. this material is flexible and really fun to play with. i had a great time getting this class together. if you have seen it and wondered what to do with it here is your chance.

hope to see you there,

Friday, June 5, 2009

school stuff

today i got in my re-order of my custom school papers and embellishments. for each school we have 2 different patterned papers, 2 die-cuts, and 2 sticker sheets. we added 6 new schools: memphis, clarendon, hartley, silverton, texline, and sunray. that brings our total schools to fifty, that's right 50. i never in my wildest dreams would have thought we would have 50 different schools. i think we pretty much have all schools covered in the texas panhandle. if we don't have your school and you are interested in us getting it please come by the store. it helps if you are here to pick the right shades of your school colors. it just shows how far so many of you gals travel to support us. thank you, both the in town and out of town shoppers. you make it possible for me to do what i do.

also in this order we got several different destination papers and stickers. hawaii, florida, colorado, alaska, texas of course, and several others.

happy scrapping,

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

my all time favorite layout

i have been meaning to post this for awhile. i recently made this layout and it is my favorite ever. i used some of the new bella bella paper from my mind's eye. the circle embellishment is from prima. i also used the new bling rubons from basic grey. these rubons are super easy to use, putting the bling on the different spots was not as bad as i first thought because they clustered them together and you just have to put the group down. all of the ribbons and lace was from my grandma. when she passed away she gave me a box full of ribbons and i figured it was the perfect way to scrap them. i need to add a title but not sure what i want. leave a comment with a suggestion, i would love that.
happy scrapping,

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

new flair

here are some layouts that i found on flair's website using the family ties line we just got in. they have every family member included: mom, dad, cousins, you name it.

these are some really cool pages and the best part is that they are so easy to scraplift and make your own.

happy scrapping,

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

creative cafe

i know it has been a while since we have posted a creative cafe project. just like so many other things in our lives creative cafe goes in cycles. we get projects ready no one asks for them. we hold off for a week or two (ok maybe more). then we have tons of people asking for the projects again. so... here is this week's project. a really cute layout for just $5.

stop in to make this project or call and reserve a kit. if you are asking for a kit please let us know by friday. that helps save our sanity when we get ready for next week's project we know we can pack up this one and move on. with summer fast approaching start making plans to attend creative cafe and get a quick project done.
happy scrapping,

Monday, May 11, 2009

new paper and embellishments

i told you i would post pictures of the new stuff soon. well time got away from me and really how any days can pass before it is no longer soon?

here are some images of the new lime rickey. it is going fast. i am out of paper packs already, but can always order more if you want one-and i will be ordering one for me-i didn't grab one soon enough:).
wisteria has hit the paper garden as well. if you love purple then this is the line for you.

we also got in new lines from crate paper. here is a layout from crate's website. if you look in my album later you just might find that i scraplifted this one. i think it is darling.

here is a small sampling of these new lines. the die cut sheets are glitter, which i think is super cool.

happy scrapping

Thursday, May 7, 2009

National Scrapbook Weekend Retreat

we had a blast at the national scrapbook day weekend retreat. everytime someone who works for the hotel makes this statement "there is more stuff in that room than people." it is true. all that stuff and so much fun.

there is serious scrapbook done, but i think there is always more talking. as we all know the visiting is what makes these so much fun.

the group photo shoot. i check to make sure everyone is in place, then i run to the chant "run tara run" and get in the picture. if you have ever seen a group photo before you will see that i am in my spot. everyone knows that is my spot. we had 90 women in this ballroom.

this is smitty, and he is holding his first ever layout. he decided he wanted to join the fun so i grabbed some paper, pictures, stickers, scissors, trimmer and adhesive. he was in business. his daughter's were not impressed with his page the next morning when he showed it to them. it was missing all the cute stuff. by the way, he is wearing a small tshirt, i am shocked he got in it.
this is the rest of the coaches and parents to the basketball girls that were staying in the hotel that night. they completed another layout as a group project. and believe me they needed everyone's input (look at the table if you have't guessed why).
all in all it was a great weekend. can't wait for the next one. check out the countdown if you need to know when it is.
happy scrapping.