Tuesday, August 15, 2017

This Week- 8/14/17

I have been dreading this week for a while. This time tomorrow I will be in Waco moving the boys into their new homes. Payne is moving into his house for his last semester at Baylor and Em will be moving into his dorm room. I have officially become an empty nester and it really isn't anything I am too excited about.
My how 4 years have flown by!

New chapters in life are inevitable but it's a little hard when you really, really loved that last chapter. Nevertheless, guess it is time to put on those big girl panties, let my boys become the young men we have been working on for so many years and see  what new adventure awaits.

As a result of the move, we will be closing a tad bit early today- 3:30. We are going to try and miss the severe weather that might hit tonight. Also we will be opening at 11:30 on Friday. However, Friday and Saturday is the Casady Square Summer sale and our back room will be full of bargains!

Angie will be at the store on Wed. and Thurs. and I unpacked some new goodies yesterday.

If you love her fabric you will go crazy over this coloring book

Pretty new line from a favorite company My Mind's Eye

Another fun coloring book

This one has lots of shrink possibilities

My Favorite Halloween line so far

You might just see someone you know in this one!

Tim Holtz paper dolls are finally in! These are Halloween version

Lots of possibilities in this package

Thursday, August 10, 2017

We are kinda obsessed with SHRINK

Thanks to Miss Julie, we are all busy making shrinket beads and the cutest little dangles. After Jackie posted this picture last week, I have had several calls wanting this cute stamp.

Well guess what? It isn't a stamp but traced out of one of my favorite coloring books- Paris Style. Isn't Jackie brilliant! Think of all the possibilities of taking your favorite coloring book images, tracing them on clear shrink, coloring them and then shrinking them into the cutest little things.
We have several coloring books at the store that would be perfect!

We got in the sanded shrink this week so we have everything you need to color and then shrink! 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

New and Restocked

Back room is getting full, come and get it....

Monday, August 7, 2017

Debby Schuh at Paper Crown September 8th & 9th

I am thrilled to announce Debby Schuh will be at Paper Crown in September for her annual teaching weekend. We always love to see what Debby has created. She never fails, they are always fresh, innovative and always full of extra product.

Debby will be teaching three classes and if you sign up for all three, you will receive a $5 discount per class. To receive the discount, you must sign up for all three of Debby's classes.  As always, a 15% Paper Crown shopping discount will apply the day of your class.


Home Sweet Home Album
Friday, Sept. 8th
5:30- 8:30
* Debby Schuh, $65

Remember the good life with your family and friends and your home and garden with this charming collection of papers and embellishments from Pebbles and Tim Holtz in a new vintage-style album from 7gypsies with over eighty pages in it. This book would also be a perfect place for special recipes and memories of the homes you have lived in. We will fold paper in creative ways to make our book interactive and share techniques that can be used in your other creative projects. It will become an even more cherished album if you add bits of lace and memorabilia that you’ve collected through the years.
Tools to bring to class: Each person needs their own 12” paper trimmer. Please bring the following items also: scissors, pencil, strong tape adhesive, liquid adhesive, foam tape, sanding tool, scoring tool, Crop a Dile or hole punch, non-stick craft sheet, ink-blending tool, ink pad to distress stickers, corner rounder punch, stapler. Optional: bits of lace and doilies to add to your book.

Chasing Dreams Album
Saturday, September 9th
* Debby Schuh, $70
Celebrate new adventures and happy times in this technique-filled book we will make using a Tim Holtz portfolio and beautiful products from the Crate Paper Chasing Dreams collection. We will re-fashion the inside of the portfolio into a Midori-style scrapbook with little books to hold our favorite photos and stories. With your choice of letters for the front cover, you will be able to personalize your book and make it your own treasured keepsake. As always, your kit will have a large variety of choices in your to customize your book.Each kit comes with directions with color photos.                                     
Tools to bring to class: Each person needs their own 12” paper trimmer. Please also bring the following supplies: scissors, pencil, strong tape adhesive, liquid adhesive, foam tape, sanding tool, scoring tool, Crop a Dile, non-stick craft sheet, ink-blending tool with two foam pads – one for ink and one for painting, ink pad to distress stickers (I use a dry Distress ink pad in Vintage Photo), corner rounder punch, white craft paint

Memoranda Journal Album
Saturday, Sept. 9th
*Debby Schuh, $70

Featuring the beautifully collaged Tim Holtz Idea-ology Memoranda paper collection, we will
each create a unique journal and scrapbook to hold our family photos and stories or to use as a
travel journal or to use for anything you can dream up! This workshop is filled with creative
techniques for making your book interactive and filled with secret pocket and booklets for all
your stories and photos. We will be using the Cinch machine to add wire-binding to our custom
journals; we will learn to color and customize die cuts with Distress Markers; we will be learning
tricks for expanding the pages of our books to make them more useful; and lots more!
Each book will be unique as you choose from a wide variety of paper dolls and botanicals for
the cover of your book.* This is a great opportunity to make the cover more personal with a
feminine or more masculine or childlike cover. The twelve sheets of double-sided paper that
come in the class kit also offer limitless choices to make the book your own. From the door knob
on the front cover to the rub ons and snippets of ephemera and trinkets that you'll find in your
kit, you'll have fun playing and creating and learning with me!
Class kits come with instruction with color photos. Your kit will contain an assortment of paper dolls and botanicals. The book can be assembled with binding rings that you might have instead of the Cinch machine.
If you would like to make your book cover just like the sample book, you can purchase the full
packages of Idea-ology Paper Dolls (TH93555) and Botanicals (TH93554) separately.
Student supply list: Each person needs their own 12" paper trimmer and adhesive (I most
frequently use 1/4", 1/2", and 1 1/2" wide Scor Pal tape). Please also bring these helpful tools...
scissors, pencil, ruler, stapler, scoring tool, Crop a Dile punch, corner rounder punch, sanding
tool, non-stick craft sheet, ink to distress with (I use a pretty dry Ranger Distress Ink pad in the
Vintage Photo color), ink blending tool, foam adhesive. Optional: Corner chomper, Cinch
machine, We R MemoryKeepers tab punch, wire cutters, Ranger Distress Markers (Broken
China, Mustard Seed, Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint, and Worn Lipstick are a few of my favorites),
Kleenex for blending markers.
 * artists with an asterisk are out of town guest instructors and we have a no cancellation policy. Please check your calendars carefully. If you are unable to attend, you can sell your class seat to a friend or pick up your kit anytime after August  9th.

To sign up for Debby's classes,
call Paper Crown at 405 848-2389.
Debby's class kits are also available to purchase at Paper Crown.
These will fill quickly so don't wait too long : ) 


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Come Say Hi and Admire or Purchase Some Art

Stephanie Rubiano is here this weekend teaching a class today and tomorrow ( it's not too late to jump in tomorrow's light house class). If you can't make class, I hope you can come in and say hi and take a peek at all the beauties she brought for her trunk sale. Prices vary so there is something for everyone.

Still Room in Tomorrow's Class
Sunday, August 6th
Call Paper Crown to sign up 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Stephanie Rubiano Here this Weekend

I honestly can not recall who gave me Stephanie Rubiano's name as a possible guest artist. I think it might have been the lovely Teresa Young, thanks friend! However, once I pulled up her artwork I knew I knew had had seen it many, many times in  art publications and blogs.

Stephanie is a supremely talented collage and mixed media artist whose work always features the most amazing vintage photos. I would love to look through her collection of old photos, I'm sure I would be green with envy. I think Stephanie's tag line sums it up " where history and whimsy collide"

Stephanie is from Austin, TX and originally started her career as an Environmental Scientist.After several years, she switched to a full time artist and aren't we glad!


  Marvelous Mica ATC
Fri., Aug. 4th
Stephanie, $65* 

  Enviable Encaustic Panels
Sat., Aug. 5th
10:00- 4:00
Stephanie, $115*


Encaustic Light Houses
Sun., Aug. 6th
10:00- 4:00
Stephanie, $125 *

We are thrilled to have her here this weekend to teach three classes. Two of her classes are working with encaustic medium and will be a fun new technique to master.  Stephanie is also bringing with her some of her artwoprk for a trunk show this weekend. Hopefully you will be able to join us for one of her classes burt if time doesn't permit, at least you can swing by this weekend to look at her beautiful artwork.


Still some class seats available
 for this weekend's classes.
You can sign up by calling
Paper Crown at 405 848-2389.

 I hope you all can join me in welcoming
 Stephanie to Paper Crown.
* Please check your calendars carefully for all guest artists ( marked with an *). Those classes are non refundable. If you are unable to attend, you can sell your class seat or get the kit following class which may or may not include instructions. No refunds will be made. thank you for understanding.