Wednesday, July 27, 2016

How Does Girdie's Garden Grow?

Hopefully with a little help from ya'll!

Girdie has been off on a little break but if all goes as planned, she will be back sometime this weekend decked out in her gardening gear. Her inspiration came from all the gorgeous flowers I saw while at Pike's Market in Seattle, Terri's beautiful gardens and an out of this world flower shop in Portland.

Here is where Girdie would like some help. Gardening Girdie needs some flowers to show for all of her hard work. We would love for you to create a flower for Girdie's garden. It can be made out of any material and since it will be displayed in the window, think big! For every flower brought in, you will receive a 20% off coupon and your name will go in a drawing for a prize.

Please help us make Girdie's garden grow!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Countdown to Debby Schuh

In just a bit over a week, the talented Debby Schuh will be at Paper Crown for her annual teaching weekend. Debby teaches her innovative albums all over the world and we are thrilled to have her here to share her techniques, tips and creativity. Debby will be teaching three albums and each is full of beautiful papers and tons of embellishments. Those that have taken from Debby in the past know that you will go home with lots of extra pieces.

Each kit includes instructions and color photos so if you are unable to attend, you can purchase a kit and complete the album at your leisure. Debby just finished a class in San Diego and the samples will be at the store by the end of the week. A  $15 discount is provided for those signing up for all three of Debby's classes.

We hope you can join us for a fun weekend of creating!

Summer Stories Album
Friday, August 5th
6-9 pm
Secret Garden Album
Saturday, August 6th
10:30-1:30 am

Better Together Album
Saturday, August 6th
3-6 pm
Sign up for all three of Debby's classes for $185, a $15 savings.
Got plans that weekend, no worries, kits are available with complete instructions and color photos.
Students enrolled will get a 15% off shopping discount 
To sign up for Debby's classes, call Paper Crown at 405 848-2389.

My Mind's Eye- 1st Out of the Gate

I know this is not the first year that My Mind's Eye has their new lines out  before all the others. Just another reason they are a Paper Crown favorite.

My Mind's Eye was one of the very first to produce glittered paper and now they are setting the standard once again with gold and rose gold foiled papers


They also have some lovely Christmas/ Holiday lines but I refuse to put it out this early. I was in a big box store this week and it was all Christmas- yuck!

Beautiful floral on the front table to inspire you! More on this soon but Girdie needs some help with her garden, hope ya'll have a green thumb.
Thank you to everyone who came out for Mix & Mingle last night. We had fun creating " gems" with the Minc.

Jackie's Vintage Journal is tonight at 5:30
It will be good to get back into the routine.
See you tonight!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Mix & Mingle Tonight!

You won't want to miss July's Mix & Mingle tonight! Join us tonight from 5:30-7:30 for a free evening of play. The first Mix & Mingle of the summer will feature one of our most fun ways to create and have fun. You can visit with friends, create a fun project, do a little discounted shopping and how about some raspberry tart. We hope to see you tonight from 5:30-7:30!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Our Trip to Pacific NW

Last fall when Terri Brush taught at Paper Crown she offered a special " Art Camp for Paper Crown girls" and it quickly filled with Okies dying to have another class or two with the talented Terri Brush and escape the OK summer heat. We thought it would never get there but finally.....

Red eye flights are not our favorites but we are troopers!

We had six jam packed days in Seattle, Chehalis & Portland filled with early mornings (only negative), sightseeing, conquering our fears ( heights and the soldering iron), scrumptious food, donuts, laughter, most amazing studio/ home, new friendships, more donuts, great shopping, ice cream, new favorites, royal treatment and hospitality and creative fellowship- priceless!

This car had tons of room compared to the other. Some of us, me, could use a class on packing light. Always next time



Fears conquered and rest of us got to go on a Ferris wheel ride
We were all in awe of the flower market. Absolutely stunning!


collaboration between Pendleton and Chihuly

Wish I would have gotten a t-shirt from this colorfully named breakfast spot

A lovely lunch on Puget Sound


Terri's home and studio in Chehalis is a dream, light, spacious and beautiful. We were all ready to throw down a sleeping bag and just stay.




Terri claims she doesn't have a green thumb, it's just the Washington climate, but we weren't sure we believed her.

Our first project under our belt. I love that they are all so very different.

A little dance break. Thanks Robin for keeping us laughing all weekend : )
Your sense of humor is a gift we all get to enjoy. 

In addition to creating, we had a mini salsa cooking class from Terri's good friend and chief Edna.
Edna, along with Billie, Jodie & Christina made sure we were all well taken care of and pampered all weekend. Thanks for all the care ladies, you are the best!

Ozzie or Diesel I can't remember



The best kinda GIRL POWER!

We passed this beautiful church several times a day in Portland

It's off to the pink sightseeing trolley

Best donuts- EVER!

Some pretty amazing displays at the Portland Anthro


Outside our hotel in Portland

What a great time we all had on our Terri Brush/ Pacific Northwest adventure! We had two red eye flights (only negative), cool weather, conquered fears ( soldering iron, heights and bridges), donuts, new favorites, explored someplace new, relaxing creative time in the most magical setting, best hugs in the world from Billie, scrumptious food, shopping, more donuts, most patient teacher who generously gave to each of us, lots of laughter and the best fellowship.
Thank you Terri and crew for taking such exquisite care of each of us. We wouldn't change one thing and I know we all left with new friends, new passion and hearts full of love. Thank you to my wonderful traveling buddies. Each of you was kind, flexible, accommodating and a whole lot of fun. I appreciate and love each of you. It is because of ya'll that people want to come to Paper Crown. You are the store's biggest asset and pleasure!
I think it wasn't a coincidence that on the sidewalk outside our hotel was chalked
" YOU are AMAZING just the way YOU ARE!" 
So...... Terri,  when can we come back and how about we skip the red eye next time ; )