Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New American Crafts Products!

New products are rolling into our scrapbooking department and we have been busy getting it on the floor for you! Check out our new section of American Crafts papers, stickers, and other embellishments.

This birthday calendar was created using this bright and cheery line. It's a great way to remind yourself each year of special dates, plus gives you a fun home decor piece!

An easy way to make this calendar is using the Crop-A-Dile II Big Bite. This amazing tool has a six-inch punching and setting depth so you can place eyelets, snaps, gromlets, or other metal embellishments anywhere on your scrapbook page or craft project. It can punch through paper, leather, fabric, plastic (such as CD's), thin tin, and chipboard. We have some in stock, so hurry in for yours today!

Friday, July 25, 2008

New Sweetwater Summer Papers!

Kathy made these cute projects with the new Summer themed papers by Sweetwater. Notice how she's added all the circles on her layout? This allows her to use many different patterns without it overwhelming the photos.

This darling mini book showcases all of Kathy's family (herself and husband included) when they were each one year old. Since the pages of the mini book are clear, you are able to see both sides of the double-sided paper. She stuck with a simple circle theme and added a few flowers, ribbon, buttons, and bling for embellishments...so cute!!

Scrapbooking Classes for 7/31/08

Come join us for a night of fun! Sign up in advance by calling or coming in to the scrapbooking department.

by Kathy

by Candi

by Stephanie

Monday, July 21, 2008

Apron Patterns

Aprons have never looked so good. Porter's has stocked a fun array of apron pattens. Starting at $6.99 there is a pattern for any taste and style. Add a splash of color with a decorative print. Sizes for any age. Patterns such as Four Corners Apron, Flirty Skirty (shown in red), Kids Four Corners Apron, Little Spring Fling (shown in yellow), Church Ladies Apron, "Thats My Sister's Apron" (shown in blue), and more.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Going on Vacation?

Did you know we have scrapbooking supplies for local vacation destinations? Check out our selection of papers, stickers, die cuts, and more for Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming and Montana. Our craft department has the perfect rusty metal embellishments to complete that outdoor look.

This 8x8 accordion book is made from heavy-duty chipboard and is the perfect way to display your favorite photos from your trip. It even comes in its very own display box ready for you to decorate!

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Get creative and use these supplies for projects other than vacations, such as documenting a 4th Grade Idaho History play as seen below:

And one more idea...Use a large postage stamp template and leftover "Idaho" supplies to create a layout about your hometown. The possibilities are endless!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

New Home Decor

Porter's has just received a new shipment of stylish home decor. There are a variety of clocks for the wall and mantel. Keep time without losing any charm. Also several styles of decorative statuary have arrived. Simple yet tasteful they can go on a shelf, table, or any other place that may need a little flare.

WoodWick® Candles

WoodWick® Candles offer a unique candle experience. The use of an organic wood wick creates a pleasant crackling sound and cleaner burn. Enjoy the newly arrived scents of: Citrus Vanilla, Blackberry Crisp, and Applewood. These new fragrances complement our current selection. Enjoy the scent and sound today. Fragrance never sounded so good.

Monday, July 14, 2008

2nd Saturday-Clear Embellishments

Have you noticed all the clear scrapbooking embellishments on the market lately? Are you unsure of how to use them? Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1. Stamp on them with acrylic paint or Staz-on ink.
2. Attach with brads, staples, eyelets or ribbon.
3. Vellum glue dots work great on light-weight pieces with no adhesive showing through!
4. Die cut a sheet of clear acrylic for a one-of-a-kind embellishment.
5. Use a sheet of clear acrylic as a base for a layout or pages in a mini book.

Candi made this gorgeous layout, leaving the whole background clear. She stamped the title with white acrylic paint and added some cardstock flourishes and Prima flowers. Simple but very effective.

Speaking of 2nd Saturday, last month's theme was "Fabric." Here are two layouts by Natalie Kartchner with some fabulous uses of fabric I just had to share!

I love how Natalie inked a scrap of muslin and used it for a photo matte. She reinforced her fabric theme by stamping on another piece for her title and tying a strip around a letter in her title.

This idea is so cute! Natalie loosely gathered muslin with embroidery thread into circles. She inked them with pink and attached them to her page as flower centers. So creative!!!

We can't wait to see what you come up with next month! Watch our blog to see which customer's idea is highlighted next!

Joey's Card Class on 7/17/08

Look at these cute cards created by Joey! She never ceases to amaze me! Join with us in class this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at the Rexburg store. See you there!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Scrapbooking Classes for 7/24/08

Sign up to reserve your spot today!

Play by Stephanie

Feelin' Blue by Kathy

Father by Candi

New Product!

Brighten up your scrapbooks with this new Garden Party line from My Mind's Eye. There are many pretty papers available to choose from as well as matching buttons and punch-out accessory sheets. If you love the whole collection, buy it in a pre-packaged kit!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Project of the Week - Family Frames

Display your family name in this Project of the Week. Combine contemporary frames and vinyl to create a stylish work of art.

_One 12 x 36 Frame. Several styles to choose from.
_One pre-cut family mat. Different number of letter openings available.
_Background color matting. Available in a variety of colors.
_Vinyl letters to spell your name and a meaningful saying. Letters sold individually.

First select your frame and letters. Layout how you would like the finished project to look. Open the frame and clean the glass. Now is the time to place any background images in the mat. Suggested images include temples, family photos, and heirlooms; but you can choose anything you feel appropriate.

Next comes the application of the vinyl. Place the frame with the glass face down. Place the white top mat in the frame. Use the openings as a reference for the placement of your letters. Place your vinyl letters down on the glass. (Make sure that you have the name spelled out correctly. Your looking at the word from the back so it should be read right to left.)

With the application of the letters complete, adhere the background matting to the top mat. Check to make sure that the frame is still clean then attach the backing cardboard. Add the hanging hardware and clean the outside of the glass.

If you have selected a vinyl saying to accompany your name this can be place on the front of the glass or on the front of the top mat.

Hang your picture and admire the piece of art you've created.