Friday, September 28, 2012

Top 10

We have a serious problem at Paper Crown-absolutely no room in the store. We are jam packed to the rafters and boxes of Christmas goodies that need to come out soon. Our backroom has turned into Paper Tiara- not quite as regal as a crown but just as much a treasure.

As I was wandering through our storeroom of treats,  I kept thinking this is really neat- a lot. So I decided to post my top 10 favorite things from the past weeks goodies.

These are in no particular order- that would require way too much pondering for a Friday afternoon.

1. Jenni Bowlin Flash Cards-
Love the sweet pictures and font. It remind me of elementary school.
 2. Renaissance Ribbon-
It is definitely the cream of the crop and I love these Fall colors; they match Gerdie.
3. Authentique Paper Original-
Finally a "boy" paper. Nothing more needs to be said. If you have boys come and get it.
4. Prima Chalk Inks-
Love the size, the handle and the consistency- not too dry.
5. Heidi Swapp- Memory Frame
Perfect doable xmas gift for dad or grandpa; the stand is perfect for their desk. Just add paper and pictures and you are done.
6. Authentique Papers Thankful-
Authentique definitely filled a scrapbooker's void in this shipment. Finally a Thanksgiving paper. If you don't take pictures of the feast it is great for Fall or pumpkin patch.  
7. Melissa Frances crown memo/picture holder-
We had to pick this, we all are about crowns!
Great for mom or your little princess.
8. October Afternoon Midway-
It just reminds me of the midway and a corn dog.
9. Crop a dile-
OK, not the prettiest or most exciting but what a handy dandy tool for crafts, home repair, school projects. word of warning- keep away from all males- you will never see it again. 
10. October Afternoons Witch Hazel-
Love this set of vintage postcards so so cute and so many uses.
I could have gone on and on. stop by the store and see all of the new treasures. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

She Looks Rather Fetching

This dreary rainy day was a perfect time for Miss Gerdie to go to the day spa. She was poked, prodded, glued, painted, and  stuffed and boy does she look good. Miss Gerdie is all ready for Fall and Glitter Market on October 27th. Just a couple of more things to do to make her look her best, unfortunately the weather wasn't cooperating today.

Gerdie isn't the only one ready for Fall. This group had a " hoot" on Tuesday night with Bobbie.
Great job ladies!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

It's Here........

The highly anticipated October Afternoon Witch Hazel and Midway has FINALLY arrived. We have the complete line of both- come drool over these cuties while the pickin is still good.

Monday, September 24, 2012

It Will Be a Hoot!

Tomorrow evening's class is sure to be a HOOT! The class is large but Miss Bobbie has come up with just a few more owls so it isn't too late to sign up for this adorable Halloween class. First couple to call are the lucky students!
 Tuesday, Sept. 25th
5:30-8:00 pm
Bobbie, $45

I had a long commute this morning. Approx. 3 hours to be exact. As some of you know,  I got married this April but we don't have what you would consider a conventional marriage- at least not now. Austin lives and works in Dallas with his 2 kiddos and I live and work in OKC with my 3 kiddos. None of our middle school and high school kiddos wanted to leave their friends, activities and schools to move to another state so for the time being- 4 yrs. and 8 mos. to be exact- we will be going north and south on the weekends.

If I leave Paper Crown at 4 on Saturdays, I can be at the house on Sunnyland (don't you love that name) by 7:30, just in time for dinner. Last night we had a neighborhood dinner and I was able to meet a lot of my neighbors. It is a fun street full of young families with lots and lots of cute kiddos! Austin and I are the oldest by far, except for the lady at the end of the street who is 90 and has a flourishing digital art business.

One of my favorites from last night was the little girl next door. She tugged on my shorts and asked, " Are you a bride?" I responded " well, I was in April."  She then wanted to know if I was married and I said " Yes,  to Austin. "  She then wanted to now if that was my red boy car in the driveway and I said " yes." She then looked at me and asked, " Well if you are married why don't you live here, I never see your car?" When I explained that I lived in OKC with my kids, she wanted to know where they were. Then she wanted to know how we could be married but live in different cities. I'm beginning to realize how very confusing this must be to a 6 yr. old- and a 40 yr. old. I tried to explain that my kids didn't want to leave their schools or their friends and I had a store in OKC.

So of course she asked what kind of store. I replied a craft and scrapbook store and she wanted to know what I had in my store. I told her papers, ribbons, stamps, paint, glitter. Her eyes lit up " You have GLITTER!" I told her I have lots of glitter and her response was "my neighbor has a store full of GLITTER and it's not HERE!" I promised to bring glitter next time I headed south. I think I just got my first customer for the southern Paper Crown!

New Webster's Pages , Authentique and October Afternoon should be arriving this week!           

Friday, September 21, 2012

My Fingers and Toes are Crossed

Just when I get the back tables somewhat cleared- ding, dong more boxes on the back dock.  Don't get me wrong it is a good thing but requires massive amounts of head stratching, rearranging. and typing- yuck!

Displayed on the back tables ready to go home with you are.....

Pink Paislee's Portfolio

Heidi Swapp Vintage Chic and Color Shine

Wondering what we have our fingers and toes crossed for?!! I think the new October Afternoon is on it's way - REALLY. Have a great weekend


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Where Women Create

I think the answer could be right here in OKC at the Paper Crown! Here are some pictures of all the Halloween creating that has been going on at the Paper Crown lately.

Johnnie & Kay at last Saturday's class with Bobbie

Fortunately we have a lot of Mother- daughter duos that frequently take classes at Paper Crown. I so wish my mom was alive, she was my first " art " teacher and introduced me to the wonders of Modge Podge- it's old- and Flair Flowers in Tulsa.

Another Mom Daughter duo, Lisa & Libbe, a duct tape artist!

Last Saturday's class with their completed, Miss Pumpkins. I heard rumblings for some sort of repeat class-
 possibly a Snow Queen!  I think you were a hit Miss Bobbie!

Last night was Jackie's Haunted book class. It is always a treat when I get to participate. Thought this would be a cute Halloween decoration for those cuties at the Kappa Kapital in Waco. Thanks again for a wonderful evening Jackie!

Truth be told I didn't actually finish- had to run Em back and forth from football -so I posed with Jackie's sample! Everyone else finished and what a fun night. We were glad to have Sissy with us last night, she had to leave a tad bit early and missed the picture. We are glad you are feeling better Sissy and can't wait until you are back to " regular" class status!
If you don't see your smiling face you missed out but hopefully you can make one - or several- of the upcoming classes. Prior blog postings have a list of Fall classes and there is at least one opening in all the remaining classes.

I think Paper Crown is definitely
"Where Women Create ! "  

Monday, September 17, 2012

Class Opportunities This Week

Believe it or not we still have a couple of openings in two of the classes we have this week. I thought I'd give you one more reminder to have an evening/afternoon of good creative fun!

Haunted House Book
Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 18th
Jackie, $45.00
Rarely do Jackie's classes not fill immediately so if you have been wanting to take from a Paper Crown favorite now is your chance!
Halloween Box & Paper Bag Book
Saturday, September 22nd
Pam, $35.00
Pam is a new teacher but a very favorite of Paper Crown and our shop pup, Lexie. Pam will be instructing you on how to create this adorable Halloween box and paper bag book using the new Graphic 45 Halloween papers. It will make a fun treat for a special friend.
To reserve your spot in either class just call the store at 848-2389.
New Somerset magazines arrived- Mingle,  Art Journaling, Somerset Life & Somerset Memories

Friday, September 14, 2012

Wild for Washi

We have vintage...

Has the washi tape craze hit you yet? It definitely is making its presence known at Paper Crown. We now have over a hundred designs colors and styles. It adds that extra "pop" to your projects and has so very many uses. Try putting it into Pinterest and see all the projects that appear- it will have your head spinning.
We have tape for paper collections...


We have stripes...
We have chevron....
We have packs of threes...


We have spooky for all you Halloween goblins...

Yes Girls, WE have Washi out the Wazoo !

Come join the Washi craze


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mark Your Calendars


Mark your calendars ladies, this Fall's Paper Crown Glitter Market will be Saturday, October 27th from 10-5 pm. Many of your favorite vendors from the past several years will be there along with some new faces. If you follow any of our vendor's blogs, you know that they have been creating all summer to have the most wonderful holiday treats. We do not know the exact location at this time, we always we will be using an empty storefront at the Casady Square shopping center, but should know soon and will pass it on to you.
One Word of Advice Regarding Glitter Market-
Be There Early!
This line of anxious shoppers was awaiting our vendors an hour before the doors opened!
In the next few weeks we will be featuring items that will be on sale at Glitter Market so keep checking, I know you won't want to miss this fun event!
Here are some new items in the store this week-
Basic Grey Soliel
Webster's Pages Park Drive
Graphic 45 Birdsong

Still a few openings in this week's classes

Fall Canvas
Thursday, Sept. 13th

Miss Pumpkin
 Saturday, Sept. 15th

Monday, September 10, 2012


The cool front this weekend definitely has everyone thinking about fall and Halloween. Paper Crown is the perfect place to come for your Halloween projects and parties. We have six Halloween lines in stock and 2 more that will hopefully be here soon. (October Afternoon we love you but you are MUCH MUCH Too slow! )

Authentique Halloween collection- another favorite. This collection has some great orange and black patterns, perfect for all you OSU fans.

My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Halloween. We love anything from the Lost & Found collections and these orange glitter accents are beautiful. This collection will be sold out soon.

Graphic 45 is the perfect choice if you are looking for vintage Halloween.This one is also almost gone so don't delay.
Echo Park's Chillingsworth Manor is haunting Halloween fun.

Doodlebug Halloween is perfect if you have little trick or treaters. Bright colors and the friendliest non scary Halloween figures.

Our newest and prettiest Halloween line is from Webster's Pages.  The trim to match this line is amazing!

We also have a couple of openings still available in the cutest and spookiest Halloween classes.

Fall Canvas
 Thurs., Sept 13th-This Thurs!
Medeah, $45.00
I Love this Little Pumpkin!
Miss Pumpkin
Sat., Sept. 15th
Bobbie, $45.00
Haunted House Book
Tues., Sept. 18
 Jackie, $45.00
Halloween Box & Paper bag Book 
Sat., Sept. 22
Pam, $35.00
Tues., Sept 25th
Bobbie, $45.00