Friday, May 29, 2009

Summer Classes

Check out our Summer Classes at Porter's in Idaho Falls. We have kids classes, more beading classes and Scrapbooking too. Our Fabric gals are eager to get you started in sewing your own aprons and bags. Come into the store and check out the calender and models we have made for you. Christy even has a couple of Crochet classed for you. If you click on the calender you will get a larger version that is easier to read.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Breaking Free with My Mind's Eye

Document your summer adventures with the newest line from My Mind's Eye! "Breaking Free" is a mixture of sand, surf, roller coasters, and flip flops.

But don't let these themes deter you from breaking outside the box. As Kathy has shown us with these layouts, these collections can also be used for the everyday simple memories, from birthday wishes to newborn babies.

As always, My Mind's Eye makes scrapping easy with their coordinated lines. They include double-sided and die cut papers, transparency overlays, rub-ons, punch out embellishments, cute summer tags, and much more. Some of my favorites are the sheets of tickets that can be used for just about anything!

So "break free" from the mundane and come on in for your own taste of summer fun with these great collections from My Mind's Eye!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Scrapbooking Class Thursday!

We have so much fun at our scrapbooking classes and would love to have you join us! Our next class is this Thursday, May 28th, in our Rexburg store from 6 to 9 p.m. Bring your basic scrapbooking tools. These classes are great for beginners to advanced scrappers.

"10 Things I Want to Do"
Kathy teaches an "All About Me" class once a month. Most often we are the ones behind the camera documenting everyone else's lives. Kathy has some great ideas for scrapbooking tidbits of information about us and sharing ourselves with those we love.

"All in the Family"
Every family has those dominant genes that seem to get passed from generation to generation. Maybe it's grandpa's nose or great-grandma's red hair. This Heritage Class celebrates those similarities between family members.

Choose one class or both! Sign up in the scrapbooking department to hold your spot. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Graphics 45

Porter's in Idaho Falls has just brought in a great line of paper from Graphic 45.
Tami has been hard at it, creating some great new projects that you can make with this wonderful line of paper. I can't believe all the great patterns that are available with this company. Tami has a project sheet to make the block puzzle and I am sure that she will help you with the other projects to. Just tell her the boss sent ya!! Happy Scrapping!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Card Class Tomorrow Night!

Join us in our Rexburg store, Thursday, May 21st, at 6:00 p.m. to create these four beautiful cards for only $5! They are great for any occasion. Bring your basic tools and and friend. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

2nd Saturday Recap

This month our challenge for 2nd Saturday is on "Thinking Big"...big ideas, big accomplishments, and big design elements such as brads, die-cuts, flowers etc.

The above layout by Candi documents a big accomplishment. The large circle draws attention to the main photo. (Tip: Have you ever tried the large circle cutter by EK Success? It cuts circles of all sizes with ease, making it a must-have tool!)

This layout came from a class kit designed by Stephanie. She used a big pre-cut tag as a bold embellishment on the page as well as large Heidi Swapp flowers.

On this page, designed by Kathy, she used the large doily as a backdrop for the pictures. You can use pre-cut papers or make your own using our die cuts.

The large arrow draws your eye to the focus of the layout and the circle accent makes a great photo mat. This layout also documents a big accomplishment...6-year-old kids dancing in front of hundreds of people.

In this layout, large die-cut letters, Bazzill flowers, and brads were used to add balance to a page with only one photo.

In the above layout, Candi's son is encouraged to "Dream Big!" We can all take a lesson from this. Do not settle for whatever comes your way. Instead, set goals and go to work and make them real. Scrapbook goals, past or present, and record the results. You will find great pleasure in the future looking back and seeing the growth you have obtained.


Now it's time for some show and tell! The April 2nd Saturday challenge was "Keep it Simple." In this layout by Hailey Brady, she shows how simple scrapbooking can be elegant and beautiful.

In this layout by Maryanne Nelson, she shows how important it is to record the simple everyday moments in life, for they are just as important as the major events. And yet, it is a major event to enjoy the simple things.

Hopefully you are all working on your projects for the May challenge. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Monday, May 18, 2009

May Clock Kit of the Month

If you haven't picked up your May Clock Kit of the Month, hurry in! There are just a few left!

If you don't have the desire to make a clock each month, consider using these kits to create a "Year-in-Review" album. Here are a few ideas:
  • To create a mini album, cut chipboard into a circle the same size as the clock background and use this as a page. (Do this 12 times, once for each month). Attach the finished clock background to the front of a chipboard page and attach one of our cute calendar pages to the back. Document your family's activities and highlights for the month on the calendar. By the end of the year, you will have 12 round pages which you can hook together with ribbon, binder rings, or the Zutter.
  • If you don't want a round album, consider attaching the clock background to a 12x12 sheet of coordinating cardstock. Create a facing page with some of our calendar paper available in the scrapbooking department. Slip your completed pages into a 12x12 scrapbooking album.
  • A "Year-in-Review" album would be a great way to document Baby's First Year. It would also make a great Christmas gift for grandparents, siblings, or other relatives. Why not give it a try?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Scrapbooking Class Thursday 5/14/09

Thursday, May 14th
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Rexburg Store

If you have never attended one of our scrapbooking classes before, you should come see what you're missing! We show you tips and techniques using the latest and greatest products. These classes are great for anyone, from beginner to experienced. Bring your basic scrapbooking tools (trimmer, scissors, adhesive, etc.) and come meet our teachers and fellow scrapbookers. Choose from two classes or sign up for both!

"You Make my Heart Happy"
by Kathy Davis

"Bowl--King of the Lane"
by Stephanie Frisby

One of our customers, Maryanne Nelson, sent us a photo that was taken at our 6-Midnight crop in April. We had so much fun! There were drawings and prizes and lots of laughter! Thanks for sharing, Maryanne!

Pictured here are: (Back Row) Jill Sena, Candi McFadden, Kathy Davis and MaryAnne Nelson.
(Front Row) Tara Lehmann, Stephanie Frisby.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Card Class this Thursday!

Make a variety of cards including a beautiful one for Mother's Day at Card Class this Thursday, May 7th, at 6:00 p.m. in our Rexburg store. The cost is $5 for all four cards.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Mother's Day Mini Album

Mother's Day Mini Album Kits are now available in our Rexburg Scrapbooking department!

Here's an easy but thoughtful way to honor Mom, for about the same price as a store-bought card! It will look like you spent hours on it, but don't worry...we won't tell that you assembled it in minutes.

Each kit is only $4.99. All the die cutting and stamping is done for you...all you have to do is assemble. Fast and easy! Don't forget your mother-in-law, grandmothers, sisters, and the other wonderful women in your life.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Cosmo Cricket

Have you seen two of the newest collections from Cosmo Cricket? If not, you are in for a real treat! Lil' Man and Girl Friday work well together and can be intermixed for some fun projects. The 12x12 sheets of chipboard accents are so versatile and can be used on many different layouts along with the double-sided patterned cardstock, borders, matching ribbon and stickers.

Cosmo Cricket always has lots of fun with their products. Even the barcodes are too cute to throw away! My nephew's name is Charlie and one of the patterned papers happens to be called "Cheerful Charlie." What a coincidence! I promptly cut the barcode off and used in on my layout.

I love the 12x12 sheets of paper elements and borders you can cut apart and use on cards, layouts, etc. They are double-sided as well, giving you lots of choices.

The Girl Friday collection has chipboard as well as paper letters available. Feel free to mix them up! You will never run out of an "e" or "a" again!

Keep your eye out for our scrapbooking classes coming up this month. We have used these collections on two different layouts!