Thursday, July 30, 2009

Epic Six Launch Party on Saturday!

Join us this Saturday, August 1st, in our Rexburg store for our Epic Six Launch Party! We will be doing free make and takes from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. as well as giveaways and drawings for some $25 gift certificates!

Purchase the Epic Six by August 31st and receive an instant $20 rebate, making it only $69.99. There is also a mail-in product rebate for an exclusive six-inch die you can redeem directly through QuicKutz. What a deal!

Wondering what the Epic Six is all about?

The Epic Six is the newest tabletop tool from QuicKutz, surpassing every die-cutting tool they've released before in size and scope. The Epic also beats every competing tool in quality and performance. It both cuts and embosses all QuicKutz products as well as all other leading brand dies and embossing folders, making it the most versatile and efficient machine on the market.

Key features of the Epic:
  • Cuts and embosses
  • Compatible with all QuicKutz and other leading brand dies
  • Ideal for scrapbooking, card making, home d├ęcor and other craft projects.
  • Warranty—Lifetime service commitment
  • Six-inch wide opening
  • High quality metal parts
  • Light weight and portable
So join us this Saturday in our scrapbooking department for our Launch Party and a chance to try out this great new tool! Here are the free make and take projects we are offering:

Don't forget about the prizes! You don't want to miss out on this fun event!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Bonus Scrapbooking Class this Week!

Since there are five Thursdays this month, we are having a bonus Scrapbooking class on Thursday, July 30th, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Rexburg store. Come enjoy a fun night out!

Heritage Class
by Stephanie

Create a menu-style layout comparing meals and eating habits of today vs. years ago. However, it's versatile enough to change if you would rather showcase more photos and/or a different theme.

All About Me Class
Two 1-page Layouts
by Kathy

A picture says a thousand words, but often we don't have that perfect photo to portray our message. Kathy has a great idea for scrapping with journaling alone.

Do you lead a secret life that would shock those close to you if they knew? Reveal your secrets on this humorous, girly layout!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

New Bo Bunny!

No matter what kinds of activities you are involved in this summer, these Bo Bunny papers are sure to be the perfect addition to your sunny photos. With 3 new collections to choose from, there's something for everyone!

Here are a few layout ideas designed by Kathy Davis. To see more inspiration and sneak peeks of their summer releases, check out the Bo Bunny blog.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Summer Clock Kits

Check out our fun clock kits which are perfect for displaying your favorite summertime photos! Designed by Tara Lehmann, they are sure to be a great conversation piece in your home. They would also make a great gift for grandparents. These kits and others are available in the scrapbooking department at the Rexburg store. Hurry in for the best selection!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

4th Saturday Make and Takes

Saturday July 25th

Come in and see all the fun things you can do with rubber stamps. We will be making some simply adorable cards. You can try out the products and take a free greeting card home with you!

Using rubber stamps allows the crafter to more fully personalize the card. Once you get started you will find great joy in your ability to create.

The store has a large variety of affordable stamps. When you start looking, your creative juices will start to flow.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Scrapbooking Class Thursday!

We have some fun summer layouts to share with you! Join us this Thursday, July 23rd, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in our Rexburg store. Choose one or both layouts...perfect for beginners to advanced scrappers. Bring your basic scrapbooking supplies and a friend! Hope to see you there!

Summer Lovin'
by Kathy Davis

Get a chance to try our newest die cutting machine in this bright summer layout!

Lazy Days
by Stephanie Frisby

Printable accents and die cut cork make the perfect embellishments for those lazy summer photos.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Summer Cards

These are the cute cards we made in class last night. We still have a few kits left for only $5 for all four cards. Hurry in to our Rexburg store before they are all gone!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New K&Company Products!

One of K&Company's newest collections, Actopus to Zelephant, is as fun as it sounds! With double-sided papers, matching chipboard, puffy stickers, wood grain alphabet, and die cut borders, you will never run out of ideas! Create layouts, mini albums, learning games, and custom decor for your child's room. Here's a few ideas:

The Alphabet Page Pad has a 12x12 page for each letter of the alphabet. Also included are stickers, letter pages and punch-out animals that you can layer for dimension.

This happy little clam is so cute with his 3-dimensional eyes! Use our die cut machines to create a custom title.

The stickers, chipboard, and wood-grain letters make some "toadally cute" pages!

Die cut border stickers are a great addition to this layout!

For a simple child's game, try this idea!
Remove the glass from a 12x12 frame and insert a piece of patterned paper over a 12x12 magnetic sheet. Place chipboard animals randomly on the page. Trace around them with a black marker, then remove the chipboard. Continue filling in the silhouette of each animal with the marker. Then place a white alphabet sticker, as shown, that corresponds to the animal's name. Add a self-adhesive magnetic strip to the back of each chipboard animal. You now have the cutest alphabet matching game ever!

Here's another quick and easy project. Cut up an alphabet sheet and attach the images to a few wooden blocks. Mod Podge over the top using a foam brush, and you've got a fun toy or home decor item.

Monday, July 13, 2009

July Kit of the Month

Summer is a time for trips, holidays, reunions, and celebrations. This album was designed by Maureen Wilson as a place to keep ephemera and small souvenirs as well as photos from special summer occasions. Notice the tiny "paper bag" pockets and the retro designs? It's a great place to document those happy summer memories.

Hurry in to the Rexburg store for your kit today. At only $5.99, they are sure to disappear quickly!

Friday, July 10, 2009

2nd Saturday Tomorrow!

Our Theme for July's 2nd Saturday is Courage. Why do we need to scrapbook this theme? To remember that you can overcome and to help others meet challenges without fear.

So what do you fear? How do you face your fears? Here are some ideas to get you brainstorming:

  • Do you seek spiritual comfort?
  • Do you face your fears head-on or shrink from them?
  • What challenges have you had to overcome?
  • How have you changed or grown because of your struggles?

My sample page this month documents how my Father's life took a change of direction that he never imagined. He was simply a bookkeeper for an electrical co-op when the manager there saw a talent in my dad and sent him to Washington D.C. to aid in the battle to keep power prices in check. Since his first trip back east to the capital, he has returned every year for over 20 years. This simple assignment led him to leadership positions and opportunities that have taught him to rely on courage in his thoughts, actions, and words.

If you haven't been to Second Saturday, give it a try this month. We have lots of fun and teach you new and exciting techniques! You can also see what new products we have in the store. See you there!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Scrapbooking Class this Thursday!

Make one or both of these layouts during our scrapbooking class held July 9th in our Rexburg store from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. We are excited to share fun techniques with you while you create these summer layouts. No matter what level of scrapbooker you are, there's something for everyone.

If you're like most scrappers, you probably took tons of great photos during the 4th of July holiday. Kathy's layout is the perfect way to display your favorites!

Summer just isn't complete without some good old fun in the sun. Choose your own title for Stephanie's versatile layout!

Bring a friend! We can't wait to see you there!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Some Cute Layout Ideas!

Tara Lehmann is one of our talented designers. She has created these darling layouts that you can put together in a snap!

This sunny page celebrates the many sides of her son's personality. You can re-create this layout by making a simple template for your photos. First, cut a large circle from cardstock using the EK Success Curvy Cutter. Fold the circle in half once and then in half again and then a third time. When you unfold the circle, it should be divided into 8 sections. You can cut the sections apart and use them to size and cut your photos. When you are ready to place your pictures on your layout, they should fit together like slices of a pie. Embellish the center with a cute journaling dial from My Mind's Eye and some chipboard accents.

This layout is a great example of how to work with large rub-ons. Tara created a photo collage on her computer, then added some simple but cute embellishments. She placed the rub-on along the side of her page, overlapping the photo. It helps tie all the pinks together and really makes an impact. This page is so fun and sparkly, it makes me want some candy!

Stay tuned for more ideas from our design team.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Card Class Thursday

You can't find a better deal than this! For only $5, you can make these four fabulous cards at our Thursday night class. Join us in Rexburg from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on July 2nd. Feel free to bring a friend. Hope to see you there!