Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Follow Us!

I sent a bit of time yesterday updating some of the stores technology stuff. Sounds very official huh. Not my favorite thing to do but always glad when it is updated.

First the "pages" at the top of the blog have all been updated with new info and pictures. We have a page for contests, Instructors, Glitter Market- just around the corner the first Sat. in May, Classes- 3 great ones coming up and filling quickly, Glitter Retreat, New Products and Kids Camp .

Secondly, we now not only have a Facebook page, Paper Crown but also an Instagram account, papercrownokc. So if you aren't following us please do. I will try my best to post on all of our social media sites so you won't miss classes, special events or sales. Bobbie also has an instagram acct- mycreativelifediary.

If you prefer more content check out Jackie's blog, http://goodgriefgirdie.typepad.com/blog/ and Bobbie's blog, http://mycreativelifediary-bobbie.blogspot.com/

Upcoming Dates You Won't Want to Miss
Wed., April 16th- Easter/Spring tags due
Sat., April 19th - Bobbie's Vintage Rabbit Class
Sat., April 19th- pick up Easter/Spring tags
Thurs., April 24th- Jackie's Mother's Day Class
Fri., April 25th- Work/ Crop Night- space limited
Thurs., May 1- Colette's Palette Painting Class
Sat., May 3rd- Spring Glitter Market 

So " Follow us" to all the fun!
to sign up for classes call Paper Crown
 at 405 848-2389

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter/ Spring Tag Swap

For those of you who picked up tags for our Easter/Spring tag swap, they are due at the store this Wednesday, April 16th. So far we have had some beauties turned in.....

These three are by Brenda Wright- the bee on the dress gave it away!
This cutie is by Brenda's sidekick- Donna McLean
Lots of bling- Lisa Nix of course!

I bet those of you who have participated in a Paper Crown swap know who these belong to
- the incredible talented Martha Green
What amazing talent we have at this store! For those of you not quite done it's time to step it up a notch. Thank you to everyone who participated! 
What amazing talent we have at this store

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Vintage Inspired Rabbit Class Next Saturday

Apparently we have two energizer bunnies around here! Guess Bobbie has also had a lot of free time lately- not! You are going to love this Saturday class and it is just in time for Easter!

Vintage Inspired Easter Bunny
Saturday, April 19th
Bobbie, $45.00
Class size is limited to 12.
Call Paper Crown to enroll 405 848-2389

Mother's Day Class

Jackie just hasn't had enough going on lately! She amazes me; in between the Glittered Retreat and Glitter Market, the first Saturday in May, she just whipped up the most adorable Mother's Day class.

So unique and so very Jackie !
This class is limited and will fill quickly.
Mother's Day Class
 Thursday, April 24
Jackie, $35
No need to ask the mirror who is the fairest of them all -
 we know it is Jackie!

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Boxes Stacked Up

Boy did the boxes stack up last week. Amy and I , mostly Amy, have been unpacking and the back tables are almost full. I predict they will be by the end of the weekend. It's a great time to come check out the newest...

New 7 Gypsies- Maritime & Serengeti

Fun new baby line - both boy and girl

New Basic Grey

New Julie Nutting doll stamps. Yes, Betty is on the way.

New Heidi Swapp

New Pink Paislee

Tim Holtz Wallflower- Beautiful!

Come and get it!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Retreat Menu

I've had some requests for some of our sources and recipes at the Retreat. We wanted to make sure that not only the projects were out of this world, decorations were festive but the food was yummy- it takes a lot of energy to create for two days!

The savory pies and key lime pie from Friday am and Friday evening were from a fun new cafĂ©- Pie Junkies, http://piejunkieokc.com/ . Pie Junkies is on 16th Street in the Plaza District. So very many yummy pie that I couldn't choose, therefore I just got Key Lime which was wonderful.  The quiche was also great- I have had leftovers several times this week.

Friday nights Green Chile chicken enchiladas were from another favorite, Prairie Gypsies,http://www.prairiegypsies.com/ . Prairie Gypsies is located in Paseo District and they have casseroles to go or smaller single portion meals. In the winter they have great soup and I'll swing by and get some on the nights it is just me. Don't forget dessert, it is always great!

Now on to some Jackie Goodies-

Raspberry Mousse Salad
1 large raspberry jello
1cup boiling cranberry juice
Dissolve jello in the boiling juice and let set until thicken
1 can whole cranberry sauce
1 12oz. Cool Whip
Pour all of the above together and mix. I usually put into a 8x8 pyrex dish. Freeze over night. Cut into thick pieces. This salad will last in the freezer for several weeks if covered.
Dave's Asian Slaw
1/4 c butter
2- 3oz packages Oriental flavor ramen noodle soup, reserve the seasoning packet
1/2 c slivered almonds
1/4 c sesame seeds
1- 16 oz package of broccoli slaw
1/2 c green onions
1/2 c salad dressing
1/4 c apple cider vinegar
1/2 c sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Preheat oven to 350.
Melt butter in microwave. crush ramen noodles into small pieces. Stir crushed noodles, almonds & sesame seeds in butter and toast on baking sheet. 8-10 mins. allow to cool completely.
Toss slaw and green onions in large bowl.
Whisk salad dressing, vinegar, sugar, soy sauce and reserve seasoning packets in separate bowl. Combine slaw, noodle mixture and dressing. Toss to coat.
Curried Chicken Salad  
serves 25 - I cut in half for retreat since I had Sonoma Chicken salad also- Whole Foods
12 c cooked chicken- I used one large package- 9 ish breasts
3- 5oz cans of sliced water chestnuts chopped again
2 lbs halved green grapes
1 1/2 c toasted slivered almonds
Combine the above in a large bowl.
3 c mayonnaise
2 teaspoons curry
1 teaspoon of salt
3 teaspoons of soy sauce
Combine dressing and add to chicken. Easy! Good excuse to buy croissants- yum yum

I must admit I added a heaping spoonful of sour cream to the dressing and probably more curry and
soy sauce than the recipe calls. I think I omitted the salt- I had regular soy. I use the recipe as a guide. This is one recipe I'm always adding a little more of this and that.
Orange Mini Muffins with Brown Sugar Glaze
The Pioneer Woman- did you know Jackie invited her to the retreat- no response-oh well, her loss!
2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
2 whole eggs
1 cup buttermilk- don't have buttermilk just add 1 tablespoon vinegar to just under 1 cup of milk
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 whole oranges juiced and zested
1 cup brown sugar
Cream butter and sugar in mixing bowl. add eggs, beat well, add flour. Dissolve baking soda in buttermilk and add to rest of batter along with zest from both oranges. 
Grease and flour mini muffin pans- 3. Fill 2/3 full.  
Bake 375 for 12-17 minutes or until lightly browned.
In a separate bowl combine brown sugar and orange juice. mix well. Should have about 1/2 cup. Drizzle over warm muffins. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Paper Crown Glitter Retreat Day 2

And the fun continues....

Not great pictures and so many things I missed but hard to capture everything, especially when you are running up and down the stairs. Bobbie's daughter Savannah took pictures and I know those will be amazing. I will post as soon as they are available. Jackie has some great pictures on her blog.
It was amazing and I want to once again thank everyone who had faith in Paper Crown and it was you ladies who truly made this event special!  Thank you!