Friday, July 27, 2018

3rd Times a Charm

First I must apologize, I don't know if it is the move, getting settled, the heat, laziness or a pretty good mix of all of the above, but I have not been doing a good job posting on the blog or really any  social media. Fingers crossed, August will be better. August is starting off right with some time with the OKC girls and Terri B. and then a visit from 2 of my PC favorites.

Goal for August is to get signs up at the store and start using the new PC logo Angie created. I also have a pretty full fall schedule of classes and a few special events to announce. I have one special teacher I'm waiting to hear back from but hope to have the class list out once I return from the NW.

Thought I would share with you some of the pictures from Angie's paper crown collage class last Saturday. This is the third time Angie has taught it and it always is a big hit and a very appropriate opening class for the Waco store. Thanks to the ladies that drove in to take the class; it means a lot to us that you would drive in from San Antonio. I have a feeling Holly will be a "regular" and it's great to have a local perspective. Lauren, it was sweet of you to hang out with the moms; I know your grandmother is going to love her present. Finally, thanks to Angie for making the drive from OKC to teach. I'm lucky enough to have seen Angie three times since the move so it almost seems normal. I'm thrilled to announce Angie has a class almost every month thru December!



A fun perk of moving the store to Waco is....

Magnolia Bakery cupcakes
 (although that line is getting a little long- but definitely worth it. Wonder if they have a frequent buyer program.)
The fall classes will be coming out soon and will be listed on the class page of our website, blog, Facebook, and hopefully thru our new email system. I could not import the addresses from the OKC computer so if you would like to be added and haven't signed the list at the store, email me at cindy@papercrown.  The classes this fall feel like home and if you were never able to take a Paper Crown class in OKC you are in for a treat I promise!
Thank you for all the encouragement I have received from OKC and my new friends in Texas. The move was a bigger undertaking than I imagined but I am encouraged and living by the motto, one day at a time.
Hope everyone has a great weekend and hopefully a little cooler weather (when did 98 become cool) around the corner.  

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Off to a Great Start

Last week we initiated the final piece to our move- classes. I love all the goodies in the store the creativity that it inspires but maybe the most important part of the store is the classes. That is where the friendships are made and the creativity grows.

Thanks to Jenn and Cindy who were my guinea pigs in this new adventure. We had fun groups for both classes and the friendships have sparked.


These two have followed each other for YEARS and finally met in person.

A very long drive from San Antonio to meet a friend



A very special thank you to all these ladies who attended our first two classes at Paper Crown. Each and every one of them drove for over an hour to attend class. We appreciate your commitment to creativity and look forward to many more. Thank you also to Cindy and Jenn! You got us off to a great start- Thanks friends!
If you missed out on last week, we have a class this Saturday, July 21 with Angie.
Paper Crown Collage
Sat., July 21st
Angie, $65
cost includes all supplies- just bring your scissors
To sign up, call Paper Crown at 405 848-2389

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

If You Are Free Thursday or Saturday.....

I have the perfect thing to do! Join us in our inaugural classes at Paper Crown Waco. They will be fun, relaxing classes where you can beat the heat, make some new friends and create.

The first class Thursday is with the talented Jenn McGlon of Noodle and Lou. Those that followed us in OKC know Jenn was a favorite and her clay creations are out of this world. Jenn is also Waco's newest resident artist so I hope you can join us in welcoming her to her new home. Jenn is starting off with a house so it will fit in everyone's skill level. I hope you can join us in our first class as we begin the adventure of making Paper Crown , our creative hub.

Little Clay Houses
Thurs., July 12th
$45, includes all supplies
and if you have Saturday free...

Floral Frame
Saturday, July 14th
Cindy Mayfield
$45, includes all supplies
I know exactly what you are thinking, but I can't draw or paint, mine will not look anything remotely like Cindy's. I thought the exact same thing but trust me, Cindy has a teacher's talent of breaking it down into small parts so you WILL take home a piece that you will love. If you doubt it, come by the store and see my floral painting Cindy taught in OKC. I promise you can do it.
Hope you can join us for one or both, these ladies are two of the very best!
To sign up for class, call Paper Crown at 254 224-7436

All 4th of July 25% off


Thursday, July 5, 2018

July Classes

This is the last piece to getting settled in our new home- classes. Classes are my favorite part of Paper Crown; It is where friendships are made while doing what we love, creating. Three of my very favorite tried and true teachers will be here this month. If you have taken from them before, you know that they are truly instructors, there to guide you through the process to create a project you will love. In addition, all three are just fun!

If you have never taken a class or worried this might not be at your skill level, don’t worry. I promise you can do it and will make some new friends in the process. The ladies in OKC started out as strangers but over the years we have become fast and loyal friends traveling all over the US and even Italy together. So sign up for a class, I have a feeling you will get much, much more out of it than you expected.

Little Clay Houses
Thursday, July 12th
Jenn McGlon, Noodle and Lou

Floral Frame
Saturday, July 14th
Cindy Mayfield, Yapping Cat Studio *

I know, I know these flowers look really hard but I absolutely promise, you CAN do it. Cindy will guide you through some simple brush work that will form the flowers and the background is a stencil.  You will love it - I promise!

Paper Crown Collage
Saturday, July 21st
Angie, Art Adventure Girl *
This class was a huge hit in OKC and I thought it was the perfect class for Angie to begin with at Paper Crown Waco. If you have ever wanted to do a mixed media class this is a perfect one. There is a little bit of everything used to create our signature crown. 

To sign up for classes, call Paper Crown at 254 224-7436.
 Cost includes all supplies

* We have a no cancellation policy on all out of town teachers so please check your calendars carefully. If you are unable to attend, you will receive a kit which may or may not include instructions. It is up to each teacher to decide whether or not they want to provide written instructions.