Friday, February 27, 2009

Beautiful New Moda Fabrics in Stock!

In our fabric department, we just received a shipment from Moda. These wonderful new fabrics are perfect for those spring and summer projects.The "Sultry" collection by Basic Grey is a beautiful new line for all kinds of projects in the newest popular colors. This fabric can be used in quilts, aprons, bags or even girl's pajama pants.

We also used some of of these fabrics to create beautiful message centers from canvas, cork, and metal boards.

"Zippity Doo Dah" designed by Sandy Gervais is a new fun fabric in fashion forward reds, blues and creams.

Check out the table runner we have made. There is also a wall hanging panel to go with it for summer celebrations.

Don't miss out! Buy yours today!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Kaisercraft Projects

Have you noticed the fun products we have from Kaisercraft? If you like to create scrapbooking projects besides just layouts, then you will love these items! We carry a large variety of mini albums and theme books, projects to hang on your wall, and storage options. These wooden products are a great way to put your creativity on display!

  1. Start with a wooden base of your choice.
  2. Cover it with patterned papers (Mod Podge works great).
  3. Embellish to your heart's content.
Here are two project ideas to get you started:

This wall hanging measures approximately 12" wide. Don't be afraid to stamp directly onto your background paper just like you would on a layout. You can add stickers, die cuts, flowers, and choose! You can permanently attach your photos or slip them into photo corners so you can change them out as often as you wish.

Maureen Wilson designed this darling "On the Go" mini album about her son.

To create the windows, sandwich a clear sheet of acetate or transparency between the wooden base and the patterned paper. Maureen postitioned a photo of her son so he looks like he's peering through the car window. So cute!

There's plenty of space on these pages to add large titles, journaling, and photos.

Mini albums, such as these, provide a great space to record those precious little moments others might not necessarily hear about.

Notice how Maureen has clipped her journaling into individual words and reattached them to form the sentences. It's a great twist and adds a playfulness to the book.

Maureen chose to replace the silver binding rings with colored ones to match her project. You could also tie it together with ribbons, a ball chain, or strips of torn fabric.


These are just a couple of ideas using Kaisercraft's great "Beyond the Page" product line. We have free idea magazine in the store just for you or you could check out their website for a downloadable version.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Vanna's Choice Baby Yarn

In our yarn department, we are carrying Vanna's Choice Baby yarn in the following colors:
  • Duckie (yellow)
  • Chocolate Cake (brown)
  • Pink Poodle
  • Mint
  • Bluebell
  • Angel White
  • Little Boy Blue
  • Aqua
  • Lullaby Pink
  • Sweet Pea (green)
  • and Lamb (off white)
Vanna's Choice Baby is a very soft, worsted weight (4 ply) yarn made of 100% acrylic.

We carry three kits with this yarn and a free pattern included in them: a blankee, a wee vest, and a granny square afghan. We also have Vanna's new baby pattern book, "Giggles and Grins" which contains 12 cute, very original, new baby patterns.


Wee Vest

Granny Square Afghan

Come check it out!


My Mind's Eye has done it again with their beautiful BellaBella line! We recently received these two collections and have fallen in love with them! The soft palettes and vintage designs are reminiscent of old-fashioned wallpaper. But don't let these patterns fool you. They work great for all kinds of layouts whether you are scrapbooking about family, kids, events, or heritage.

Each collection comes with nine coordinating patterned papers and a sheet of pretty die cut embellishments. You can buy them separately or together in a kit.

"Bellezo" is a feminine collection with florals and swirls.

This layout was fast and easy to make since the paper already had most of the accents printed on it.

"French Flea Market" is beautiful with its rich reds and soft blues.

To create the heart on this layout, pop the outside edge off of a Heidi Swapp ghost heart and wrap ribbon around it. Then embellish it with ghost wings and a small metal key. Also, don't forget that we have some 12" x 12" dies that cut great backgrounds for your layouts.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Barnwood Frame Projects

We have a large variety of barn wood frames in stock and lots of ideas you can use them for. Here are just a few projects you could create:

First, choose a barn wood frame.

Then choose some fabric, ribbon, and metal embellishments.

This ribbon board was created by covering a piece of foam or mat board with a thin layer of quilt batting and then fabric. Next, place strips of ribbons across the board and attach brads where the rows intersect. Attach some metal stars across the top and metal star hooks along the bottom.

For this project, cover a piece of mat board with fabric and attach the large star hooks with screws . Cut the prongs off two large brads and glue them over the heads of the screws. Finish with a small barn wood frame.

To complete the ensemble, simply tie a torn strip of matching fabric around a piece of cork board and frame it. Quick and easy!

Scrapbooking Class Thursday Night!

Come Scrap With Us!!!

Don't forget about our scrapbooking classes this Thursday, February 26th, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in our Rexburg store. If you haven't signed up yet, please do so soon to reserve your kit.

Kathy is teaching her "All About Me" class. Her bright and cheery layout features five of her favorite things. The title can easily be changed to accommodate any theme.

Stephanie's heritage class is also very versatile. There's plenty of room for photos and journaling.

We hope to see you there!

Monday, February 23, 2009


We have received some new shipments of beads in the store just in time for spring! We have a large variety of colors in these beautiful pearls, so start planning your Easter projects now.

We also have new drop crystals in stock. They are perfect for earrings! Don't forget that Mother's Day is approaching and it's never too soon to start making that special gift just for Mom!

We have other sizes and styles available so come check it out!

If you are new to beading, let our experts help you get started.

Start Thinking About March 2nd Saturday

The Second Saturday theme for March is going to require some thinking on your part. What is it that brings you comfort in your life? Is it food, a worn pair of jeans, or a good night's sleep? Let's be specific and examine some of the corners in our minds.

When I think of comfort, I immediately think of a child with a soft warm blanket. So we will be working with fabric and the different techniques that can be used with it on your scrapbooking projects.

So don't forget to mark your calendars for March 14th at 8:00 a.m. and start thinking "Comfort!"

Saturday, February 21, 2009

New Clock Kit of the Month!

Looking for a change of pace? How about trying out our Clock Kit of the Month? This adorable kit, designed by Tara Lehmann, is sure to brighten anyone's day! It's perfect for displaying in your scrap area, living room, child's bedroom...anywhere really! It would also make a fun gift for grandparents that they could look forward to every month.

Here's how it works:
  1. Purchase the blank clock. (Right now it's on sale for $9.99).
  2. Buy a pre-designed kit for $3.99 (available at the Rexburg store). This includes all the paper and embellishments you see pictured here. Even the stamping has been done for you!
  3. Carefully pull the face cover off of the clock and remove the hands.
  4. Assemble the kit and place it inside the clock.
  5. Replace the hands and the cover.
  6. Change your design every month, every season, or once a year. You decide!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Home Decor Project Idea!

Lantern Centerpiece

Are you looking for unique displays for your home? How about this idea? Start with a distressed wooden lantern and fill it with assorted grapevine balls. Finish it off by arranging curly grass stems in the opening at the top. Quick, easy, and beautiful!

Look for the displays in our floral and home decor departments for more ideas using various sizes and shapes of lanterns.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Scrappy Rag Apron

This Scrappy Rag Apron is cute and easy. Even a beginner can make one! We have kits available in our Fabric Department for $19.99 which includes instructions and all the fabric you need to complete one. The kits are made with yarn dyed woven plaids. But if you want to get really creative and choose your own fabric, all you'll need is two charm packs and a 1/2 yard of coordinating fabric for the ties.

So if you're looking for a great winter project, stop by today!

New Penny Lane by My Mind's Eye

We have lots of new product rolling into our scrapbooking department daily. Penny Lane is one of our favorites from My Mind's Eye. It is so easy to put a layout together with their coordinating papers, cut outs, and transparencies. And with 20 collections to choose from, you are sure to find something for your special photos. Check out these great ideas created by Kathy Davis:

Use some pre-cut embellishments to create a unique border on your page.

Lay a transparency over your photo for a one-of-a-kind frame.

Notice the beautiful die cut papers that make a pretty background for this layout? Top if off with a premade title for a fast and easy page.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Winter Blahs Getting You Down?

Winter is a great time to gather with friends and family to play some great games!
We have a few to recommend:

1) The T-shirt Game ( wear funny matters!) by Buffalo Games
A "judge" plays a t-shirt card, while everyone else throws in their Slogan card.
Whether it's funny, to the point, irrelevant, or irreverent, if the "judge" likes yours, you win!

2) Snorta by Mattel Games
The race is on to get rid of your cards! After each player hides an animal figure in their barn,
everyone starts flipping over their cards and the BARNYARD BEDLAM BEGINS!
Whenever two cards match, players must blurt out the sound of each others hidden animal. Whoever squawks last has to take their opponents cards.
The first player out of cards wins!

(3) For the truly creative and memorable game we suggest Photo*opoly!
You create your own game starring you and yours!
You need 22 photos that you want to feature.
There are pre-printed titles to use for special events or make your own.
Hand letter the rest or use your printer!
The game can be customized for a birthday, anniversary, family reunion, or any event you like!
The game itself has 6 die-cast game pieces as well as "Smile" and "Flash" cards to get the fun going!
Your creativity means the possibilities are endless!

Card Class this Thursday!

Join us this Thursday, February 19th, for card class from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in our Rexburg store. Shelly has designed these bright and cheery cards for Spring and Easter using the stamp set shown below. You can purchase the stamps at a special price that night only. Let us help you enjoy a night out!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Jiffy Yarn

Winter is the perfect season to cuddle up in a warm afghan like this one made from Jiffy Yarn by Lion Brand. The 2-ply brushed 100% acrylic yarn is velvety soft and looks like mohair. It is quick and easy to work. Check out our wide selection of colors!

Granny Square afghan pattern is available in our soft crafts department.