Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring Glitter Market

Yippee Skippy it is official!  Paper Crown is hosting a Spring Glitter Market on Saturday April 30th from 10-5. The exact location is in limbo at the moment; it will either be right next door or a few storefronts down the sidewalk close to New Leaf. Either way it is sure to be fabulous! Many of the same vendors from the fall will be here with a few new ones and a couple I'm still trying to twist their arms!  A complete list of vendors will be out soon but for now save the date and plan on coming by for some great shopping and refreshments!

Doesn't look like much does it! Just a lonely cone but wait till our talented Kid's Camp kiddos get a hold of it. On Sunday these will be decked out for Easter. We still have a few spots left in Sundays Kid's Camp- Sunday, April 3 from 1:30- 4:30. The cost is $65.00. It's a blast!  Call the store to reserve your spot, 848-2389.

Mona Lisa could use a few more cowgirls for her posse. Franc's class is this Thursday, March 31st from 5:30-9:00ish and cost is $45.00. This isn't your 1st rodeo, call the store to reserve your spot, 848-2389.

It is so dreary out I thought we all needed a little burst of spring. New goodies expected this week- 7 Gypsies, Echo Park- Playground and Kaisercraft. At least these are the ones I know about. Have a great day! c

Saturday, March 26, 2011

This & That

2 new lines from Glitz, Laced with Grace and Afternoon Muse.

After such a beautiful week what a dreary weekend. Maybe some of these new goodies will give you a little "Spring" infusion.

The China Doll Egg Class was so much fun on Thursday evening. The eggs all turned out so very different but all absolutely beautiful. 

Lesia, Karen and Becky all hard at work.

We are open on Saturdays until 5:00 so you can stock up for a weekend of creating. Have a great weekend. c

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Kid's Camp- for big people

Really, I promise! This is a project we have done for kid's camp, 1st-5th graders little kiddos, and it turned out beautifully.  You scaredy cat adults can do it I promise. Hillari will walk you through each step and the vase and flowers have been pre-sketched. I promise you will love the end result.

 It is just like the new painting places  popping up north of the store but SOOOO much cuter! Grab some girlfriends and join Hillari this Saturday from 1-4pm for an afternoon of fun. Cost is $65.00 and includes all your supplies. Call Paper Crown, 848-2389 to reserve your spot.

We will be having an Easter ATC swap and the cards are ready to be picked up. I think you know the drill but just in case- pick up the cards at the store, decorate them however you choose, we just ask that they stick to an Easter theme, return the decorated cards to the store by Wednesday, April 13th and  can pick up your new cards on Saturday, April 16th. The sky is the limit, you can decorate them all the same, all different, front only or front and back. Just have fun!  

Swing by the store today and check out all the new goodies, sign up for a fun class and grab your ATC cards!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pictures Worth a Thousand Words- and a whole lot faster!

We have been busy around here lately! I thought Spring Break would be slow but it turned out to be our busiest week ever! Saturday was a mad house. For all of you that were here on Saturday, thank you for your patience. Cheri handles the bustle like a pro but we don't get to hear her sing.

 Ann-Denise had a great class on Saturday- lots of fun. I say a little thank you for all the wonderfully talented and wonderfully sweet teachers we have at Paper Crown. You all make the store what it is and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Lots still left to do so here are some pics. of the new goodies:

Basic Grey's Hello Luscious and Life's of the Party

4 new lines from Cosmo Cricket

4 new magazines- Scrapbook Trends, Cards, Simply Handmade & Embellish

2 new magazines from Somerset- Somerset Life & Somerset Memories

Glitz is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday- very very cute!

Reminder- Jackie's China Doll Easter Egg class is this Thursday at 5:30.

Have a great evening!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

They Keep on Coming

The boxes just keep on coming! I love this time of year with all the new goodies. It really is just like Christmas and birthday rolled into one! And  the good thing is- there are still quite a few "gems" that are still to come.

Here is what has arrived this week:

Technically Crate Paper was here last week but now it is in the front on display. We doubled up on the Emma's Shoppe and it is flying out the door.

Toy Box is a great boy line from Crate Paper.

Neighborhood is "inspiring, " you will see this influence in one of our Kid's Camp projects.  

Yesterday I unpacked a line from a company new to Paper Crown, GCD StudiosFunhouse is a vintage circus with beautifully muted colors. So very different from the Graphic 45 collection. Fun unusual embellishments and check out the packaging on the ribbon spools. I'm not sure which I like better, the ribbon or the wooden dowel to hold them- very clever and cute!    

love these journaling tags- not the glare!

Cute cabochons!

I just started to unpack the new Basic Grey yesterday so here is what we have out so far:

Pretty paper from Hello Luscious- this won't be around for long!

Another pretty!

In addition to Hello Luscious, we also received Life of the Party (which will be pulled out of the box 1st thing this am) and some bling. Mary and Elaine I know I will be seeing you soon : ) 

Reminder to all of you who signed up for Ann- Denise's Easter Bucket class it is this Saturday at 11. 

  Hippity hop its off to work. Hope you all have a great day and are enjoying your Spring Break!

Friday, March 11, 2011

It's a Very Good Day

I know you all are chomping at the bit to see all the fabulous new creative offerings but a little business first.

After much thought and conversation with instructors, I have decided to change the class payment policy. As of today, payments will be made and processed when you sign up for classes. With that being said, we ask that you carefully check your calendars before signing up for classes because payments will be made that day and are final. Unfortunately, we will not be able to make exceptions and we hope that you will not ask. Thank you for understanding.

Now without further ado.......
(new classes are described in detail, openings in previously announced classes have basic info. and openings available, classes are listed in chronological order)

Easter Bucket
March 19th,11-4
Ann-Denise, $65.00
Only 3 openings

Flower Power
Saturday, March 26th, 1 -4
Hillari, $65.00

Those pre-sketched painting places are popping up everywhere and although their paintings are cute,we knew Paper Crown could add that crowning touch to make it fabulous. Join Hillari and I on our first monthly pre-sketched painting soiree. The vase will be sketched and the flowers textured so you can concentrate on the painting. Hillari will walk you through each step so you will go home with a piece you love. Come rediscover what you loved about painting as a child!

Giddy Up Mona Lisa
Thursday, March 31st, 5:30-8:30
Franc, $45.00

Who knew Mona Lisa had a hankering' for cowboys. Join Franc for this fun mixed media canvas with an Italian western flair. This tall drink of a canvas (4 x12) is the perfect background for Mona, her lasso, and the cutest pair of boots. Giddy up girlies and join Franc's posse.

Easter Spool
Thursday, April 7th, 5:30-8:30
Jackie, $55.00
Only One Opening!

Shining Light
Friday, April 8th, 6-9
Hillari & Cindy, $65.00

Join us for a fun Friday night painting soiree. We will walk you through painting this elegant chandelier and absolutely no worries- it will be all sketched- just follow the lines. What a great opportunity for a fun and different Girl's Night Out- round up your girlfriends and let's make a night of it! Sample coming soon.

Easter Parade
Saturday, April 9th, 11-5
Ann-Denise, $90.00

You all have admired Ann-Denise's paper clay dolls and here is your chance to either add to your holiday collection or join the adorable doll craze! Our Easter chick is a good sized doll dressed in her Easter finery complete with.... bunny ears (a bonnet would have been much too predictable and boring for us.) These are such fun classes and they all turn out so very different and unique. You won't want to miss this one. Sample is being picked up this weekend!

Antebellium Fan
Sunday, April 10th, 11-1
Ann-Denise, $50.00

This vintage Easter fan will be a favored holiday decoration and oh so fun to create. As you can see it is loaded with goodies from Ann-Denise's stash of goodies- the supply is ever ending.  If you have been waiting for a beginnerish class, this is for you.

* If you sign up for both of Ann-Denise's classes this weekend, Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th, you can do both for $125.00- a $15.00 savings and two days of fun!

Basic Soldering
Friday, April 22nd, 3-6
Heather, $65.00
Only two openings

Home Sweet Home
Saturday, April 23rd, 10:30-5:00
Heather, $95.00
Class Prerequisite: must have completed basic and int. soldering
Sample is coming within the week- it must be seen to believed!
Only a few openings left

Mother's Day Book
Thursday, April 28th, 5:30-8:30
Jackie, $45.00

This class was inspired from a vintage Mother's Day card from our friend Brenda. Jackie has turned this card into a perfect gift for your mom or maybe a gift for yourself  in remembrance of mom. Either way it is a perfect tribute for that most important person in our lives. Book contains lots of vintage goodies but with enough space to include pictures of you and your mom. What a special project to honor mom!

I Can Do Kandinsky
Thursday, May 5th, 6-9
Hillari & Cindy, $65

This is truly one of my favorites- colorful, modern and oh so easy. This pre-sketched canvas will look like a masterpiece- no matter your skill. We have done this painting at Kid's Camp and they were absolutely fabulous. No excuses for not taking this one! Sample coming soon- picture on the wrong computer. Ugh!

Under the Big Top
Thursday, May 12, 5:30-8:30
Jackie, $45.00

The circus has become such a hot theme lately in everything from literature, movies and even paper arts. Jackie's big top shadowbox is better than any 3 ring circus- fun, colorful, sparkling and what a cute clown. Come relive a childhood memory and create a project that is just plain FUN! 

Let Them Eat Cake
Thursday, May 19th, 5:30-8:30
Franc, $45.00

What better way to extend the birthday celebration than to create a permanent reminder in mixed media form. Like all good birthday cakes this will have layers of fun papers, ribbon, crepe paper and even a candle. What's a birthday without a wish! this would be a perfect birthday gift for that special someone.

Recipe of Me
Thursday, June 9th, 5:30-8:30
Jackie, $45.00

Jackie's " Book of Me " class several summer's ago was such a HUGE hit she revamped it and brought it back with a culinary theme. This sweet "apron" book is a perfect place to journal about someone very special- YOU! This will fill quickly!

She Sells Seashells
Thursday, June 30th, 5:30-8:30
Jackie, $45.00

We have all been wondering what Jackie will do with the new Character Construction stamps. This nautical hanging has a magical mermaid emerging from her home in the ocean. There  are lots of fun techniques used to create this peaceful project.


Lots going on at Paper Crown. Kid's classes will go out in a separate blog and email- so many fun things!

Call the store to reserve and pay for your spot, 848-2389

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Giddy up!

Who knew Mona Lisa had a hankerin' for cowboys! Join Franc on Thursday, March 31st for this fun mixed Media canvas with an Italian western flair. Class will begin at 5:30 and go until the cows come home- or 8:30ish. This tall drink of a canvas (4x12) is the perfect background for Mona, her lasso and the cutest pair of boots. Cost is $45.00 and all supplies are included, just bring your knapsack with your basic tools- scissors (small and regular), adhesive and any of your own goodies to embellish.  To register for class call Paper Crown, 848-2389. Please make sure you check your calendars before signing up, you sign up and you are part of this rodeo whether you show or not. Payment is required at the time you sign up. Giddy up girlies and join Franc's posse!

We also have a couple of openings left in Ann-Denise's Easter Bucket class on Saturday, March 19th, 11-4 pm. Sorry Ann- Denise, I couldn't think of any cute bunny phrases to go with your beautiful class but we do not love it any less! As those of you who have taken from Ann-Denise know, the stash of goodies is to die for, each students creation will be unique and they will all be absolutely gorgeous and oh so vintage. Cost is $65.00 and all supplies are included, just bring your basic tools and any of your own goodies to embellish. Don't wait too long or this class will be hip hopping out of your future.

Going, going gone-
 We have one, yes, one spot open in Jackie's spool class on Thursday, April 7th from 5:30- 8:30. You will be making two of Jackie's famous spools, both dressed in their Easter finery. Cost is $45.00.

 Here is your chance
Those presketched painting places are popping up everywhere and although their paintings are cute, we knew Paper Crown could add that crowning touch and make it spectacular. Join Hillari and I on the first of our monthly pre-sketched painting soirees. The vase will be sketched, the flowers textured so you can concentrate on the painting. There are no excuses ladies- think of it as chic paint by numbers.  Honestly, Hillari will walk you through each step so that you will go home with a piece of art you will love. The first painting class will be Saturday, March 26th from 1-4 pm. Cost is $65.00. Come rediscover why you loved painting as a child! 

Third Times the Charm- Literally

Still two more spots in Heather's basic soldering class on Friday, April 22nd from 3-6 pm. Heather is by far the best and most thorough soldering teacher around. Cost is $65.00 and all supplies are included.

Last but certainly not least - spots are still available for Heather's Home Sweet Home soldering class on Saturday, April 23rd from 10:30-5:30. I will hopefully be picking up the sample next week while on our spring break frenzy in the big D- Great Wolf Lodge, Medieval Times,  Six Flags- yipee, but rest assured this soldered house will be stunning. Must have completed Heather's basic and intermediate soldering classes. Cost is $95.00. 

Whew! Believe it or not there is a whole slew of new classes waiting to be announced very soon- sorry ladies do not call on Thursday because you absolutely CAN NOT sign up yet- it will be soon - I promise. They are so very special they deserve their own blog and email announcement.

To sign up for any of these great classes call the store, 848-2389. We will open at 10 am on Thursday and it will be first come first serve. Remember to first check your calendar - no cancellations- really! Have a great evening!  

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Definitely having one of those days where the "to do" is growing exponentially faster than the "done." Will I ever get caught up?

Doesn't help that I'm swimming in boxes- Jenni Bowlin's Be Our Guest arrived with some fun new embellishments.

Love, love, love Jenni's new Hodge Podge Books- 3 different vintage inspired mini albums and all you need to do is add pictures -or embellish the heck out of them. Pages consist of old ledgers, seed packs, school primers and lots old goodies.  

We also just received 5 boxes of goodies from Crate Paper. It is definitely becoming one of my very favorite companies. I haven't unpacked much yet, but here is a sneak peek-

This is Crate's Portrait collection but we also received Toy Store (or is it Toy Box, I'm too lazy to get up and ck). It is a GREAT boy line and you all know how much we need one of those. Emma's Shoppe (a vintage girl line) and Neighborhood were also packed away in the mound of boxes. All four are adorable and they come with all the goodies.

For all you Basic Grey fans it should be here soon and we should also get in this week a line from a company I have never ordered from GCD Studios

It is definitely a fun time of year! Hope you all are enjoying this dreary day! c