Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It'll be a Hoot!

This Sunday, October 30th from 1-4 will be Kid's Camp at Paper Crown. This month we will be combining autumn and Halloween to create an oval mixed media canvas. This owl will be a hoot. A little painting, a little collaging and a whole lot of fun. Call Paper Crown to reserve your kiddos spot, 848-2389. All campers must have completed the 1st grade.

We will have additional Kids Camps on Sunday, Nov. 20th and Sunday, December 11th  from 2-5.

If you are too big for Kids Camp we still have a couple of spots left in Heather's soldering classes this Saturday, October 29th.

   Basic Soldering
Sat., Oct 29th
11-2, $65.00

Shine Banner
Sat., Oct 29th
3-6, $90.00

You will love Heather and I guarantee you won't want to miss!

New Goodies Just Keep Coming-
Piccadilly from Basic Grey

Little Black Dress fron Basic Grey

Oversized paper and tags from Smock. These are perfect for wrapping that special present or your favorite paper arts project.

Love these cute little enclosure cards from Sugarboo Designs-
whose artist is featured in the new...

Where Women Create!

And I just have to throw these Pretties in!
 Come get your beautiful fall bracelets while the getting is good.
 To make the deal even sweeter, we have the BEST prices on these in town!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

More Class Pics

Partridge in a Pear Tree
Thurs., Nov.
Medeah, 5:30-8:30

You won't want to miss this mixed media class from Medeah. It has new fresh take on the 12 days of Christmas. Lots of layers make this a fun Christmas project. Call Paper Crown, 848-2389, to reserve your spot.

Other class opportunities...

Basic Soldering
 Sat., Oct 29th
Heather, $65.00

Shine Soldered Banner
 Sat., Oct 29th
Heather, $90.00

Oh Christmas Tree
Thurs., Nov. 3rd
Medeah, $45.00

Vintage Ornaments
 Sat., Nov. 5th
Holly, $45.00

Spots are filling quickly so don't delay
- you'll be sorry

New goodies at the store this week- October Afternoon "Sidewalks", Basic Grey " Little Black Dress & Piccadilly, Fancy Pants " St. Nick" , Lilybee Designs " Harvest, Memorandum & Jingle" and a TON of new May Arts ribbon!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fun with Miss Heather

Fun times ahead girls! It seemed such a long time away when we scheduled Heather's classes but time flies and one of our favorite girls south of the Red River will be here next week- Yippee!

Heather will be teaching two classes on Saturday, October 29th. A basic soldering class for those of you that want to get started and an advanced class for those of you who have completed her basic class. You will be able to take both, however, you will need to order your own equipment for the banner class. The store has the website so you can order and have it by next Saturday.

Basic Soldering
Sat., Oct. 29th, 11am-2pm
Class Pre-Requisite: None
Heather, $65

I love it when I can make people happy and I know I just made quite a few people’s day!  This class will be a basic introductory class where you’ll learn the very basics of soldering (tools, supplies, and basic jewelry charm soldering) and get to try your hand at creating at least two pendant style charms.  All supplies for this class are provided – including art for your charms.  Class size is limited to 6 so don't hesitate- you will be sorry!   
Shine Banner
Sat., Oct 29th, 3-6pm
Class pre-requisite: completed basic soldering & own equipment
Heather, $90.00
Do you ever have those moments when your family is driving you bonkers? When your "friends" feel like your biggest foe? When you're at the park, and someone is trying to small talk your child? It's in those very moments that I need a reminder to shine. Shine through the adversity and challenges and meet them head on! So with that in mind, I designed and created this sweet banner to display and remind me to meet those challenges head on.

In this quick paced class you'll create a create a large 5 lettered soldered bunting banner, using a 5 letter word that is special to you. The glass we'll be using has been custom hand cut and finished especially for this class. Additional glass will be available for purchase if you would like to create a longer word. This class is geared towards participants who have previous soldering experience and know how to wrap, solder, and attach jump rings.

In addition to a soldering station (tile, iron, stand, solder, flux & brush, clothespins/clamps, sponge, burnisher, hemostat & glass cleaner), students will need to bring the following supplies with them: hand towel, paper cutter, scissors, pencil, glitter glue, flat nosed jewelry pliers. Feel free to bring any small jewelry bits and baubles also to customize your banner! Please come prepared with what word you would like to use, as we'll be cutting them during class.

Heather will also be here for Glitter Market on November 19th and has graciously agreed to teach another beginner soldering class on Friday, Nov. 18th from 1-3pm and an advanced soldering crown class also on the 18th from 3-6 pm.  What a trooper!

You will not want to miss this opportunity so call the store to reserve your class spot, 405 848-2389.

Halloween ATC cards are due tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 19th. Cards can be picked up on Saturday, Oct 22nd.  

New Goodies
Lots of new Tim Holtz Christmas and Halloween stamps.

October Afternoon "Sidewalk" collection. This is one of my  favorite companies- never disappointed.


New 7 Gypsies collage tissue- love it!

A HUGE box of May Arts ribbon 

Friday, October 14, 2011

New Addition to Holiday Class Line Up

Advent Calendar
Sun., Nov. 13th
1-5, Donna

The Holiday classes keep on coming. This fun advent calendar is a great way to count down the days until Christmas. You won't want to miss.

Pine Ridge Coat Drive

Don't forget our coat drive to benefit Pine Ridge Reservation. Kids, adults, mittens, gloves- we will take it all. Also don't forget to set your dvrs for the ABC special tonight at 9pm with Diane Sawyer. It is about the kids at Pine Ridge. It is quite possible your donation could benefit a kid you see on TV tonight. I hope you will all help with this effort. For every item donated you will get a chance at a $100 Paper Crown gift certificate. 

Lots of new goodies have arrived this week including this HUGE selection of Glimmer Mist, Glimmer Glam, and Chalk Mist. Come get it while the selection is good!

Casady Square Sidewalk Sale today and Saturday. Select merchandise is 75% off.
It's a great time to stock up on paper. Have a great weekend and enjoy this beautiful weather!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

my wish

Lately I've been asked several times what I wish for. Funny it used to be so easy. When I was little it was a new Barbie, then a polo, an add a bead necklace, or the past few years, probably something for the house. Never had much problem coming up with something, actually it was probably the opposite- wanting way too much. This year has been different. Maybe it's because this is my first birthday without a parent or grandparent. It could also be that is is my 47th b-day; the age my mom was first diagnosised with breast cancer. Maybe I'm just finally growing up. All that stuff that I used to want is just that- stuff- and at times it gives me a bigger headache than joy. A quick side note, I haven't totally gone granola, believe me I still go crazy when I walk in Anthrolopogie (Austin refers to it as my crack house) and the Wood Garden can make me lust but I just don't Need it like I used to, or a least thought I did. Whatever the case, my wish has been forefront on my mind lately.

As many of you know, a few weeks ago we were lucky enough to have KC Willis come teach for a few days at the store. She is a wonderful mixed media artist who gave us 3 days of pure pleasure. In addition to being a talented artist, KC is just such an interesting and passionate person. In her classes she shared with us about her second love, the people of Pine Ridge reservation in SD.

On KC's last night in OKC we went to dinner and she shared with me how she found Pine Ridge. It was a series of events, or actually in her case, books, that lead her from one author and their experience to another. If you have ever had a series of events in your life that looking back you have no other explanation for how they came together other than God's providence, you understand. KC had such an interest in one author's experience at Pine Ridge that she began to look into it herself. Like many passions, it started small and has grown to a consuming fire.

I was surprised that KC had a passion for a group of people and children that she had never actually met. That night after dinner I asked her if she would like to put a face with her cause. That night KC meet J and L. As some of you know, my closest friends have been caring for two foster kiddos for about a year. Both boys are Native American and from the same tribe as those at Pine Ridge.  I have helped with the boys some over the past year and to say I have become attached is an understatement. So you see, KC's stories of the reservation struck a cord that was very close to my heart- the spark was flickering.

Their meeting was a grand finale to a series of  "God things." As we pulled up to the house, L dressed for bed was in the car getting his backpack. I told him I had a friend I wanted him to meet and instead of shly walking over, he ran to KC's knees and gave her a bear hug that can only be done by 5 yr old boys. He then gave her a big grin and a happy "hi." It was dark but I'm pretty sure KC was crying and I know I was. KC now had a face to put with her mission at least until her arrival today at the reservation.

Today KC is making her first trip to the reservation. She has her car loaded up with clothes, supplies and the necessities of life to try and be of some help. KC described life on the reservation as very, very hard and very isolated. We always send our children out of the country on mission trips when in fact, some of the conditions in our own country, just a day's drive away, are worse than those of a third world country.

I have decided to start a coat drive for the people of Pine Ridge. For every gently used coat, glove,mitten, or  hat donated, I will enter your name in a drawing for a $100 Paper Crown gift certificate. We will gather donations until November when KC is scheduled to make a second visit to the resrvation.  This is a cause that is very dear to my heart and I hope you will join me. 

I guess one of my wishes is that we can somehow make a difference in these kids lives and it takes an entire day's worth of profits to pay for the shipping of all the coats we gather. I noticed this am that ABC news is doing a special on Friday evening entitled "Children of the Plains" and it appears to be about life in a reservation. I think it's another "God thing."

This is J. He is the Thanksgiving baby and I love this little guy like he was my own. My second wish is that he will be able to be adopted by my friends. Because of J's background,  a normal adoption is not possible. The decision will be made soon and it is our hope that the tribe will find favor with J's current situation and Bubbie will be able to remain in OKC and be adopted by a very special family that has already shown him so much selfless and unconditional love.

Those are my two wishes so say a little prayer please and get to cleaning those closets : )

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


I think my word for the day is overwhelmed. At least that's how I'm feeling at the moment. So many boxes to open and I really don't want to check any of it in. Feel like just digging in,  throwing stuff around and going on to the next. Basically I'm acting like a 3 yr old at Christmas. 

Who would have thought so much could come in two days. What I have unpacked...

I love these 3 new Crate Paper lines- Farmhouse, Random and Peppermint. You will want all three I'm pretty sure.    

A new shipment came late Friday; I think it's one of the prettiest so far. Gotta love these- no tagging just throw them in the jar and watch them fly. Katie sold over 100 yesterday but never fear, 900 are still let!

Back to unpacking ;0

Thursday, October 6, 2011

One more- yippee!

You will definitely want to add this to your list of Holiday classes. Just in....

Vintage Holiday Ornaments
Sat., Nov. 5th
Holly-yea she's back! , $45.00

You could have an entirely new holiday decorating scheme with Jackie's wish banner, Holly's vintage ornament and Donna's tinsel garland! It would be magical.

Call the store to reserve your class seat, 848-2389. They are going quickly! 

Holiday Classes-yippee!

You have been waiting patiently and here it is ladies- drum roll please.

2010 Holiday Class Schedule

Snow Princess
 Thursday, Oct. 13th
Medeah, $45.00

Sody's Travel Journal
Monday, Oct. 17th
Sody, $45.00

Sody's Booklet
Tues., Oct 18th
Sody, $20

12 Days of Christmas Tags
Thurs., Oct. 27th
Jackie, $45.00

Basic Soldering
Sat., Oct 29th
Heather, $65.00

Soldered Banner
Sat., Oct 29th
Heather, $90.00

Picture to come shortly but you know it will be great. Must have own equipment and have completed basic class

Oh Christmas Tree
Thurs., Nov. 3rd
Medeah, $45.00

Wish Banner
Thurs., Nov. 10th
Jackie, $55.00

Partridge in a Pear Tree
Thurs., Nov. 17th
Medeah, $45.00

Picture to come shortly but it sounds very fun, maybe even a few very chic french hens!

Basic Soldering
Fri., Nov. 18th
Heather, $65.00

Soldered Crown
 Fri., Nov. 18th
Heather, $145.00
Must have own equipment and have completed the basic class

Glitter Market
Sat., Nov. 19th

Christmas Paper Dolls
Thurs., Dec. 1st
Jackie, $35.00

Picture to come shortly but this is a Paper Crown Favorite! 

Holiday Tinsel Garland
Sat., Dec. 3rd
Donna, $45.00

I know of a couple of more classes that are in the works so stay tuned for additional Holiday Classes. These will fill quickly so call Paper Crown at 405 848-2389 to reserve your class seat.

Holiday papers are out and more goodies arriving daily.

Guess what I've been doing lately--

More tomorrow on how you can help this sweet little bug!