Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

Wishing you a very happy Easter

Saturday, March 30, 2013

And the Winners Are.....

Although we were a little lacking in numbers, it's a busy time of year, there was definitely not a lack of talent or creativity in our Easter Parade contestants. Thank you to everyone who entered a doll. I appreciate the time it you to dream up your doll, create your doll, transport your doll and wait for the results. Each of you is truly an artist and have inspired me and am sure will do the same for those that follow the blog.

Drum roll please........

The first place winner is...
Carla Henderson
Love how this doll is just the essence of spring. Carla used several techniques on her doll to give it such depth and interest. It really is a treat to the eye. Congrats Carla!
 second prize goes to.....

Lynda Washington

The black background really makes the dolls "pop" and the sweet delicate flowers are such a perfect touch.

and third prize goes to.....

 Lisa Nix DeGeorge

This doll reminds us of one of our favorite students- always laughing with that little spark. We love the peep - what would Easter be without those soft sugary treats and the bunny ears on the pooch are a special touch!

and finally our out of town winner is....

Zhulia Abrok
Belleville, IL

What a beauty! It always amazes me when we get a comment from someone so very far from our little store in OK. Zhulia we are so very glad you entered our contest and are inspired by your work.

Honorable Mention winners include...

Fran McClintock

Melissa Matter

AS you can see they are ALL beautiful and I want to thank each of you again for entering our contest. I so appreciate each of you!

Hope you have enjoyed our Easter Parade and wishing each of you a blessed Easter!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Still Time

There is still room in a couple of classes we have in the upcoming week.

Paper Clay Doll Necklace
This Sat., March 30th
Students pls bring a heat gun to class
I know it looks difficult BUT Ann-Denise has the doll form complete so you just add the unique characteristics and then get to paint, collage and create. Ann-Denise has done various paper clay classes before and they are always so fun. Students are always glad they stepped outside of their comfort zone to try something new. The weather is supposed to be rainy Saturday so this is the perfect activity. What a perfect present from  the Easter bunny for that special girl.
Memory Book
Thurs., April 4th
We all adore Jackie's mini books and this would be a perfect one for Mother's Day. You can bring your own pictures of mom or grandmother or use the vintage ones provided by Jackie. Either way this would be the perfect place to record favorite memories of mom.
Don't miss out on these classes, this month our teachers are getting ready for Spring Glitter Market, Sat. May 4th, so classes will be limited.
Call the store at 405 848-2389 to reserve your spot.
The back tables are full again with new merchandise- Kaisercraft, Fancy Pants, Prima, Pink Paislee, Heidi Swapp and unpacking tomorrow- Webster's Pages. Have a great night.


Turquoise, that was the theme for March's Artful Altered Book Swap.  !9 of us met last night to talk, enjoy a beautiful dinner- thanks Nan & Robin, and share our month's creation and techniques. As we meet each month we are staying a little longer and growing in awe for each individuals' artistic talent.



New product at the store- Kaisercraft, Heidi Swapp & Pink Paislee

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Just Monkeying Around

That is what the boys and I did last week. I must admit I was dreading Payne's Sr. trip to Mexico but as Em says " it was all good!" No antics just a lot of sun, rounds of horseshoes, playing in the waves , reading 3 great books- The Healing, Paris Wife & Home, and a little para sailing for Austin's bday.

Look closely at Payne's stomach and you can see the creative way he chose to ask his prom date!  
Thanks to Kendall who held down the fort last week. I have all 6 boxes unpacked and we have new flowers from Prima, Scrapbook Trend idea books, 2 new lines from Fancy Pants and a couple of new lines from Splash of Color formerly Creative Imagination.
Artful Altered book club members don't forget we have our swap this Wednesday night at 5:30. Our theme was turquoise and I might have been inspired by my flight above the ocean.
Come see all the new goodies that have arrived at the store, we are full to the brim. C  
Payngo , thanks again for being such a great kiddo- you make me proud!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Just a Little More Time

oPpS! Does your paper doll for the Easter Parade contest look something like this? Just not quite enough time but who doesn't want a $75.00 gift certificate to Paper Crown! You are in luck. Although the contest deadline was the close of business today, I realized that I will not be back at the store until Monday, March 25th. So as long as it's here on the 25th, you are fine. Did I mention the prizes include: $75.00, $50.00, and $25.00 gift certificate to Paper Crown and an additional prize for the out of town contestants. I think it's worth it !

I want to remind everyone that Paper Crown will be closed tomorrow, Sat., March 16th through Wed., March 20th. We will be open Thursday morning at 10 and resume our normal business hours 10-5 M-F and 10-4 on Saturdays.

Lots of new merchandise is still arriving so stop by today and get your Paper Crown fix.

Hope everyone can enjoy the beautiful day

Monday, March 11, 2013

Putting the Finishing Touches on Your Paper Doll

This Friday, March 15th is the deadline to submit your paper doll for the Character Construction Easter Parade contest. Prizes will be awarded to the top three dolls and a special prize for those dolls submitted from outside the OKC area.

Winners will be announced on March 29th and winners awarded Paper Crown gift certificates in the amount of $75.00, $50.00 and $25.00. Free money to spend on all the new spring merchandise. Much better than a chocolate egg.

We still have a couple of openings in this week's classes....

Easter Basket
 Wed., March 13th
 Bobbie, $45.00
Time Keeper's Garden Book
Thurs., March 14th
Jackie, $45.00
Students need to bring their own book and folding the pages would help also.
Call Paper Crown at 405 848-2389 to reserve your class seat.
Paper Crown will be closed
Sat., March 16th- Wed., March 20th.  

Friday, March 8, 2013

Spring Class Update

We have a couple of new spring classes at Paper Crown and some special events that I wanted to make sure everyone was aware of.

Classes first...

Irish Blessing
 Mon., March 11th
Bobbie, $25
 Easter Basket
Wed., Mar.13th
Bobbie, $45.00
Timekeeper's Garden Book
Thur., Mar. 14th
Jackie, $45.00
Paper Clay Doll Necklace
Sat., Mar. 30th
Ann-Denise, $75.00
Mother's Day Book
Thur., Apr.4th
Jackie, $45.00
The Gown
Thur., Apr. 11th
Medeah, $45.00
Paper Clay Doll
Sat., Apr. 13th
Ann-Denise, tba
No One Can Fill her Shoes
Thur., Apr. 25th
Jackie, $45.00
One larger dress or..
a charming trio of three

Project Runway
Thurs., May 2nd
Colette Copeland, $55.00

We are so very pleased to announce our favorite artist from Canada will be here in May to teach one of her most popular classes and be a vendor at Glitter Market. You will not want to miss this opportunity to share in Colette's talent!
Lots of great classes in store for the next couple of months. You all know the drill, simply call Paper Crown at 405 848-2389 to reserve your class seat.
Other Important Dates

Friday, March 15th- Character Construction Paper Dolls are due. Chances are good to win a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate to Paper Crown. Special category for all our out of town followers. You still have time but don't delay. 
Sat., March 16th- Wed., March 20th- Paper Crown will be closed. Store will be open on Thurs., Mar.21st at regular hours.
Fri., March 29th- Character Construction Paper Doll winners announced. Did I mention there are big bucks involved!
Sat., May 4th- Paper Crown Spring Glitter Market