Yesterday I got a reprieve from unpacking and entering new merchandise so I was able to work on a few displays. That really is my favorite job as a store proprietor. What made it even more exciting was new goodies and new display pieces. Sunday I went to my friend Kim's antique store, Verdigris at 10th and Classen , and loaded up. I got a fun green sideboard, blue slated folding table and a fun patina green bulb holder. Just a little spark to liven things up.
New Lost & Found 2 has a special place on the new green sideboard.
I love the new Indie Bloom from Basic Grey. It found a new home in the front by Ms. Gertie.
They both are so welcoming!
Pink Paislee Phantom & Vintage Vogue both snuck in on Saturday
So much to do and so little time- need to get some more arranging done before the bell rings- Glitz and Graphic 45 should be here today or tomorrow!
I never thought I would say this but I really don't want the UPS or FedX guy to ring my bell. No more period- or at least for a while. I know hard to believe. It's kinda like saying I don't want any more Christmas but that is how I feel. I have boxes in the back I haven't even opened and just don't feel like it - at least now.
Every flat surface in the back room/ classroom is covered with new merchandise. I mean every possible available surface and there is even some in the boxes on the floor. Also about 7 boxes in the back storeroom- the UPS guy told me he likes having an easy Friday. I think me and my boxes put him in a bad mood.
I called my friend Kim who has a new antique store, Verdigris, at 10th and Classen (where the old Army Surplus was located) and had her hunting for tables and shelves for all these goodies. Like a great friend she came through with some jems.
New goodies include Maya Road, fun trinkets and chipboard elements
The bursting with color "Indie Bloom" from Basic Grey
Always beautiful Anna Griffin, "Francesea" is a classic and "Lizzie" is sweet.
Always vintage Melissa Frances
Cosmo Cricket, Pink Paislee will be unpacked soon!
I think everyone is ready for some fall and holiday crafting after this long and sweltering summer. I anticipate this being round 1 of the fall/holiday classes and will keep you posted as teachers turn in additional classes. So without further ado-
Fall is in the Air
Thurs., Sept 15th
This oval mixed media canvas will herald the turning of the leaves and can be kept out all autumn. This hanging is adorned with three adorable houses and as with all of Medeah’s classes have layers of treats. Not only will you walk away with a wonderful decoration but also pick up on Medeah’s tricks which you can use on other projects.
Copic Markers 101
Sat., Sept. 17th
Have you been wondering about Copic markers and why they are all the rage? If so, Donna can give you the skinny on her markers of choice. In this technique class she will answer all your questions on how to use them, how to care for them and what makes them unique. You will get to practice your new technique on Donna’s doodle coloring sheet which are really a work of art in and of themselves. You won’t want to miss !
Halloween Canvas Class
Thurs., Sept 22nd
We only have a couple of openings left in this vintage inspired Halloween canvas. Two of the cutest trick-or-treaters are featured on this canvas which would be a great class for someone just beginning to get interested in paper arts. You are guaranteed to have a treat- no tricks!
Sat., Sept. 24
Mon., Sept 26
Mixed Media Book
Both amazing classes are almost full with a possibility of a 3rd class on Tues., Sept 27th . For more info. and registration see studioretreats.ning.com.
You won’t want to miss taking from this nationally known artist
Potions & Spells Chest
Thurs., Sept 29th
This Hauntingly adorable potions & spells box looks like it came from the prop room on a Harry Potter movie. Nicole had decorated the outside with all things Halloween and the inside is jam packed with spooky apothecary goodies. Talk about a bang for your buck! If you love Halloween you won’t want to miss this unique decoration.
Halloween Witchie Poo Rattle
Sat., Oct. 1
10:00-5:30 ish, $90.00
This Original Witchie Poo Halloween rattle is the quintessential Halloween favor. It’s reminiscent of the rattles from Germany back in the early 1900’s. This workshop will show you how to work with paper clay and all the accoutrements that you see here!
She measures at approx. 22 inches high and is detailed to the very hairs on her mole! Her dress attire is fashioned of crepe paper and she makes the best rattle noise, good enough to scare all those spooky spirits away this Halloween season! All Materials included. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing.
Under Your Spell Book
Thurs., Oct. 6th
Jackie just couldn’t resist all the new Halloween papers so she came up with is “ hauntingly” fun Halloween book. Jackie’s books are always a favorite and I know his book will cast it’s spell on you. Hurry before it goes Poof!
Thurs., Oct. 13th
Medeah will kick off the winter season with this beautiful canvas that you will swear came from your Grandmother’s parlor. You will learn a new technique using transfer paper and then embellishing until you have a shabby chic masterpiece.
Class samples are all on display at the store and class fee includes all supplies except basic kit (scissors, adhesive, pencil, etc.)
Call the store at 848-2389 to reserve your class seat.
I promised some better pictures of the new goodies so here they are....
We now have lots of cute Halloween papers and embellishments, so many that Jackie has added an additional Halloween class. She just couldn't stay away from these Halloween papers. More info on All the fall classes to come later today- hopefully, but if you can't wait, check out Jackie's blog, www. goodgriefgirdie.typepad.
Love, love, love the new Authentique Papers.
"Boarding Pass" from October Afternoon is perfect for your summer trips.
Jenni Bowlin is one of our favorite vintage type designers and you will love " Haven."
In addition we have new My Mind's Eye, Cavallini, Webster's Pages and hopefully I will be able to unpack the Basic Grey " Indie Bloom" this afternoon. Lots of goodies waiting for all you creative souls!
Just in case you get bored this weekend...There is not an empty table in the backroom. Ever flat space is covered with new goodies. I'm pooped from entering and arranging so they say a picture - or two- is worth a thousand words so here it is...
Maybe not- too many pictures and it doesn't want to load so I'll just go with words for the moment. New lines arriving this week- My Mind's Eye, Authentique Papers, Cavallini, Somerset Studios, Jenni Bowlin, Echo Park and Webster's Pages.
I'm fairly sure little ole Paper Crown has more new lines that the number advertise by a large internet store in their email yesterday. They just have a drop in the bucket! You are going to love it! Have a great weekend!
I'm fully aware this will not be a nice post but I apologize - yes I'm truly sorry. Here are some sneak peeks of the new My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 2. It is the prettiest paper I have ever seen, even prettier than the first Lost &Found.
I think one of the things I love most about this collection are the interesting color combinations- lime and orange, mellow mustardy yellow, fuschia pink always great for girls and turquiose and brown.
The collection was set out about 4ish yesterday and today at 5, I reordered the complete collection. It's a hit! Don't worry we still have plenty but I don't think it will last through the weekend. Never fear though, more is on the way.
Another gem is a new fabulous company Authentique Papers. I think we have 6 or 7 lines and I love them all. Beautiful papers, fun letter stickers and very reasonable embellishments.
The best Halloween line I have seen to date. I bet I will be making a reorder call soon.
Also in the back is a Webster's Pages box that hasn't even been opened yet.Pictures coming soon.
But here is the hitch- actually the not so nice part. The Paper Crown will be CLOSED tomorrow August 17th. I'm so sorry, I know that was quite a tease. I will be driving down to Waco to set my daughter up in her first apartment. I know the timing is not great- obviously Baylor didn't consult my shipping schedule. The store will be open, however, rest of the week and I know the goodies are going to keep on coming. So have sweet dreams girls and know that they will come true- on Thursday!
Check out Jackie's blog tomorrow, we had her recipe at tonight's class and it is to die for. It ranks right there with Lost & Found 2
This week at Paper Crown you can learn how to take this large but somewhat plain glass and turn it into....
...this adorable candy dish!
This fun class is tomorrow, Tuesday, August 16th from 5:30-8:30 and the cost is $35.00. There are just a few openings left and I have had several calls this morning so it will be a race to see who gets these class spots. Each student is responsible for providing their own over sized glass which can be purchased at Michael's. To reserve your spot call Paper Crown at 848-2389.
Another class opportunity this week is Ann-Denise's festive pin cushion. Class with Ann- Denise is always fun and full of the most amazing treasures. We just got in the class sample this weekend and I can tell you, the pictures definitely don't do it justice. You need to stop by the store to appreciate all the many details in this project. This pin cushion class will be held this Saturday, August 20th from 11-3. Cost is $70.00 and includes all of your supplies.
You won't want to miss out on this fun afternoon; call 848-2389 to reserve your class spot.
Thank you to everyone who turned out for our semi annual 40% off sale. We cleared out some space and you got some great deals. Now the real fun begins. All the new holiday and fall lines will begin to come out. Several companies are scheduled to arrive this week and a few of our favorites are already here. As I unpack them this week I will give you a sneak peek- be warned some are absolutely beautiful. Halloween will begin to come out this week and Christmas in September.
For those of you who missed out on the sale last week, the backroom sale merchandise will remain at 75% until I have to clear off the tables for class or to replace with new merchandise. You have a couple of days to extend the savings so hurry down if you missed out or want to get more of a great deal.
The store will be closed today, Monday from 2:30- 3:45 for school enrollment.
What an incredible week- rain, temps under 100 & to wrap up the week, 40% off sale on Friday & Saturday! You read correctly, we already are getting in loads of new goodies so we need to make room. This Friday and Saturday all purchases in the store, with the exception of the bracelets which will be 20%, will be 40% off and the backroom sale merchandise will be 75% off. We have this sale only twice a year so you won't want to miss out.
Come join your friends and help me make room for the new merchandise. you will absolutely adore what has come in.
See you this weekend- remember you snooze you loose!
It's hard to believe that a little over a week ago I was wearing a sweater or sweat shirt every day. They were complaining in Breckenridge that it was hot- at 85. Seriously are they kidding! The rain and overcast skies were a nice treat yesterday; wish they would have stayed a little bit longer.
Last week was a fun week at Paper Crown. We had our final week of kid's camp and this was a very creative, talented and Justin Bieber lovin' group. We did a mixed media cityscape or neighborhood, sculpting, journaling and this fun circle tree.
Katie liked this painting so much she has requested a large one for her bedroom in her apartment. I can't believe my baby is old enough to live in an apartment with 5 girlfriends- oh the chatter!
I'm enjoying the quiet at the store because I know the flood of boxes will be coming very soon. Many of the new lines had a shipment date of August 15th which is just around the corner. In preparation for all the new goodies, we will be having a 40% off storewide sale this Friday,August 12th and Saturday, August 13th .
Sale is for two days only and no other discounts or coupons are eligible. Come by this weekend and stock up while helping to make room for all the new goodies. This sale only happens twice a year so don't miss out!
A few spots open don't miss this opportunity
There are still a couple of places left in Jackie's Summer Vacation Journal class this Thursday, August 11th from 5:30- 8:30. Cost is $45.00 and includes all your supplies, yummy treat and an evening of fun! Call the store, 848-2389, to reserve your spot. Jackie's journal classes are always a huge hit and you won't want to miss out!
Don't forget to mark your calendars for 40% off Sale-
Don't regret not signing up for Donna's Copic marker class this Saturday, August 6 from 1-4 pm. Donna will share her expertise on why this markers are artists' favorite, how to use and the different effects and how to maintain and care for your markers. Did you know these markers last a lifetime; when they are empty you can just get them refilled and you are off creating. Donna will provide her adorable "color" sheets so you will have lots of practice refining your new skill. Cost is $45.00. Those that take the class will get a 15% discount so you can stock up on Copic markers following the class.
Call the store to sign up - this is a class you won't want to miss!
This week is our last Kid's Camp of the summer. Kiddos are painting, sculpting and a little dancing- to get those creative juices flowing. Later this week I will post their creations; they are definitely budding artists.
Stay cool- if that is even possible in 113 weather!