Monday, March 26, 2012

What A Way to Start the Week

Wow I wish every week could start off like yesterday- it was full of friends, wonderful food, beauty beyond measure and I even got lovely presents. Which I did not need but absolutely love- even the one that made me blush- which was kinda silly of me but... 

As usual I forgot my camera. Ironic isn't it since I own a scrapbook store; however, Jackie has some beautiful pictures on her blog and Katie is going to send me hers later this week. So for now you will have to hop over to Good Grief Girdie for all the excitement. Thank you all for a magical afternoon- it was beyond wonderful!
One of several new Pink Paislee lines

New Somerset " Mingle" great magazine to get ideas for parties and gatherings- however they have absolutely NOTHING on the 6 of you from yesterday!

Spring Jubilee from Pink Paislee a great line to use for Easter. The colorful tablecloth from Funktion was just too pretty to hang in the corner. It would be a perfect addition for your Easter table. What's even better a very chic Classen Curve  store carries this line of linens and aprons but at a huge markup. Why pay extra?!

A wall of new Tim Holtz goodies

Still a few openings in Medeah's mixed media canvas class this Thursday, March 29th from 5:30-8:30. Cost is $45.00. Please call the store to reserve your class spot.

Enjoy this beautiful day! 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring Treats

Basic Grey Plumeria
Boxes and boxes of new items have arrived the past few weeks. Just as I get them situated, more boxes arrive at my back stoop. Here are just a few of the new items that have made their way to the front of the store.

Also from Pink Paislee, this fun line from Christy Tomilinson
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Several new lines from Pink Paislee including Heidi Swapp's Sugar Chic- come quick this is flying out the door!

We also got in a new shipment from Somerset Studios including- Somerset Life, Somerset Memories, Mingle and Journaling. They are all wonderful but I'm partial to Somerset Life because....


Our very own Renee Rogers has several wonderful projects featured in this edition. Congratulations Renee!

Don't forget to sign up for Heather's classes this weekend. Enjoy this stormy day

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

It's Time to Hop Off that Fence

I'm a procrastinator. I have always been and probably will always be one. I crammed the night before a test, bday party stuff is always done the night before and I have never been to bed on Christmas eve before 3. My mom was a procrastinator; growing up I remember hearing the sewing machine hum late into the night, especially before I needed a costume, dress, formal or even my wedding dress.

Usually it's an OK thing if you can handle the stress; however, when it comes to our traveling teachers- it's BAD- very Bad!

We have three teachers coming into town in the next few days to weeks. Heather is scheduled to come this weekend. She is the closest - about 3 hours but it's still a trek (I know, I made it this am) and she is pregnant- lots of restroom stops. KC is coming mid April from Colorado for a weekend of fun. Not sure the drive time but would guess 8-10ish, not a quick trip. Finally Colette is coming the first weekend in May all the way from Canada.

Needless to say there is a lot of traveling in the next month. I know there has been a lot of talk about all of these classes but also a lot of fence sitting. Nothing worse than having a teacher come in to Paper Crown for a mediocre turnout. So if you are interested in Heather, KC or Colette's classes please check your calendars and sign up. It will make planning much easier for us and you have a wonderful class to look forward to attending.

Here is a brief run down of these inspiring teacher's classes-  

Santos Doll
Fri., March 23rd 4-7 continuing Sat., March 24th 3-6
$90, Heather

Treasure Box
Sat., March 24th
$90, Heather

Crazy Quilt
Thurs., April 12th
KC, sign up at www. studioretreats.ngs

Collage Camp
Fri., April 13th
KC, sign up at studioretreats.ngs.

 Sat., April 14th
KC, sign up at studioretreats.ngs

Fri., May 4th 10-1
Sat., May 5th 10-1
Colette, $90

Paper Collage Bird
Fri., May 4th
Collette, $90

Sat., May 5th
Colette, $90
* new class just added today!

It's time to hop off the fence ladies. I know you will be interested in several classes so please check your calendars and call the store at 405 848-2389 to reserve your class seat. Thank you!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Break Break

Paper Crown will be taking a little Spring Break Tuesday, March 20. We will be closed on Tuesday the 20th and back to business on Wed., March 21 at noon. Katie is competing in a contest at Baylor on Tuesday evening and she asked that mom be present. I realize those opportunities to watch her "shine" in school events are quickly coming to a close so I'm taking advantage of them. I apologize for any inconvenience.

It was a rainy start to Spring Break so what better than a painting day or two...

Sunday was Kid's Camp and we did one of my favorites. Each student created 3 signature flowers, painted those on their canvas and then passed their canvas to the right. It's a group painting but everyone gets to take one home. This group was 2nd - 6th graders.

A very happy camper! And a very talented one to boot.

We did the same thing today for a birthday party- just older girls. Their canvases turned out beautifully!

Enjoy this rainy evening- a great night for a good book. I'm trying to finish the Hunger Games before I see the movie. I love it when my kids recommend I book- I just love it when they read! See you Wed. - all the new goodies will be out

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Pink Paislee London Market
The inventory part of our computer has been on overload lately. New goodies this week include: Basic Grey, Pink Paislee, May Arts and OU and OSU paper. Goodies yet to be being unpacked- Cosmo Cricket, Heidi Swapp and Tim Holtz. Here are some peeks.....

New Ribbon from May Arts
Oct. Afternnon Sasparilla

Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee

The store will be closed on Saturday, March 17th at 1:30 for Ms. Cheri's  wedding. I will stay open on Friday, March 16th until 7pm.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Miss Heather is Coming to Town!

She is even better than Santa Claus- much more creative and a weekend of girl fun!

Here is the skinny on the two WONDERFUL classes Heater Ales will be teaching next weekend at Paper Crown. I can not wait! As always, please call the store at 405 848-2389 to reserve your class seat.

Santos Doll
Fri., March  23rd 4-7pm and finish up Sat., March 24th 3-6pm

Santos dolls were created as early as in the 17th century. Join me as I share how to create your very own Santos in the 20th century! Together, we’ll spend two days carving, sculpting, painting, glittering, and staining as you create your very own personal and lovely 18" tall Santos doll. Please be sure to attend both days, otherwise your doll will not be completed.

All supplies will be provided except for the following list of basic supplies that each student will need to bring with them:

Exacto Knife & Cutting Mat


Apron (we are going to be getting messy!)


Hot Glue Gun & Extension Cord

Paint Brushes ( ½ ”, ¼”, and other small bristled brushes)

Mod Podge (Glossy or Matte, whichever you prefer)

I will have a variety of colors, but if you would like your Santos to have a specific skin tone or dress, please bring those paint colors with you.

Treasure Box
Sat., March 24th
Memories are made to be remembered and seen forever. This special soldered Treasure Box was designed to dimensionally display your special memories, whether they be of your sweet family, weddings, or graduations. In this 3 hour class, we will construct this glass box, solder its seams for posterity, create a hinged lid (so that you can change out your memory display whenever the mood strikes), solder on decorative feet and a piece of sparkle to the front. (I think this is my most favorite project yet!)

All supplies will be provided except for the following list that each student will need to bring with them:

Soldering Station (tile/work space, soldering iron, stand, lead-free solder, flux, flux brush, clamps, bent nosed hemostats, & sharpie)


Wet & Dry Adhesive


Paper Trimmer

Your favorite paper crafting “must-have’s”

Monday, March 12, 2012

All That Glitters

All that glitters is gold- and silver and sparkly! Don't want you to miss out on a great opportunity to learn all the ins and outs of those wonderfully sparkly Tattered Angels products. A Tips and Techniques class will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, March 13th from 5:30-7:30 at Paper Crown. You will get all your questions answered about these products and learn lots of new techniques taught by certified Tattered Angel's instructors. You will get a ton of inspiration for just $35.00. It's a steal of a deal. Call the store at 848-2389 to register.

 A second Tattered Angel's class will be offered tomorrow, March 13th from 1:00-4:00 at Paper Crown. This also has some new techniques but you will learn them while completing this fun mini journal. Cost is $40.Call the store to sign up for one or even both of these classes- I guarantee you will learn new techniques that can be used on all of your crafting projects.

Hopefully coming this week- Pink Paislee, Tim Holtz, Making Memories and lots of new ribbons!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Additional Classes

Additional Spring Classes

I got an additional class from Medeah last night and confirmation that Miss Heather Ales is definitely coming to teach the weekend of March 24-2. The details are being worked out but there will be several classes. Also Ann- Denise is also coming up with a class and we are already working on summer classes!

Bicycle Canvas

Thurs., March 29th


Medeah, $45

Advanced Soldered Easter Box
Weekend of March 23rd
Details and picture to come shortly
Heather Ales
New Basic Grey- Kinnochiwa and Plumeria

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Paper Crown Spring 2012 Classes

Paper Crown
Spring 2012 Classes
9303 N. Pennsylvania, OKC, OK 73120
With so many classes lined up this spring, I decided to send out an email of upcoming classes. Please still rely on the blog for class listings but there are some special opportunities I didn’t want you to miss. Most class samples are on display at the store and are pictured on the blog in various entries. 
Class info. Classes fill quickly so my advice is do not delay. To register, simply call the store at 405-848-2389. A credit card number is required to secure your class seat. Cancellations can be made up to 48 hours prior to class but any cancellations made after that will be charged and you may pick up your class kit. Some teachers send out a reminder others do not, so it’s best to get it on your phone or calendar.
Basic kit. Most classes require the basic kit which includes: scissors- large and detail, pencil, eraser, adhesive- wet and dry, glue gun. Other items are often used such as colored pencils, inks, etc.; however, these items are included in your class fee and are provided for use in the class.
Triple Crown.  Please pay special attention to a triple crown of once in a life time treats- Tattered Angels educators will be here next week to show us the in and out of all the many Tattered angels products, nationally recognized KC Willis will be teaching her last classes at Paper Crown so don’t miss out, Colette Copeland, one of our favorite Canadian artists will be here in May teaching some of her signature classes- Collette is one of Jackie’s favorite artists and I’m so excited to finally meet her. Tattered Angels featured on March 1, 2012 Paper Crown blog posting, KC Willis featured on March 5, 2012 Paper Crown blog posting and Colette Copeland featured on Jan. 11, 2012 Paper Crown blog posting. Paper Crown blog-

Tattered Angels 3 Ring Journal
Tues., March 13th
Tattered Angels educator, Shawna Martinez, $40

Tattered Angels Tips & Techniques
Tues., March 13th
Tattered Angels educator, Stacye DeWid, $35
Little Black Book
Thurs., March 15th
Jackie, $45
Basic Soldering
Fri., March 23
Heather, $90

Santos Doll
Sat., March 24th
10:30- 4
Spring Dress Banner
Thur., April 5th
Jackie, $45

KC Gone Crazy
A Crazy Quilt Collage Class
Thurs., April 12th
KC Willis
Register for KC's classes only at

Collage Camp...Free Form Style
Fri., April 13th
KC Willis
Register for KC's classes only at

OK to Shrine On!
A one day altars and shrine workshop
Sat., April 14th
KC Willis
Register for KC's classes only at

Foil Transfer
Single Vintage Glove
Thurs., April 19th
Jackie, $35
*Students pls. bring one or a pair of gloves

Fabric Cottage (offered twice)
Fri., May 4th
Sat., May 5th
Colette Copeland, $90

Paper Bird Collage (offered twice)

Fri., May 4th
Sat., May 5th
Colette Copeland, $90
Vintage Glove Book
Thurs., May 10th
Jackie, $50
*Students pls. bring a pair of gloves
Kids Camp
March 18th- Floral Painting
 April 15th - Japanese Kite
2:00- 5:00
Cost is $75

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New Surprises from Miss Jenni

And my personal favorite.....

That's seems like when I will get all those boxes unpacked!

Have a Great night!