Tuesday, September 29, 2009

All About Boys

American Crafts has a great new line out called "Junior." The papers and embellishments come in their signature colors and patterns. Choose from double-sided papers, flair, clear stamps, rub-ons, and new Thickers alphabet stickers to match. You're sure to find something you love!

Kathy created these cute layouts with paper and stickers from this collection:

Have you noticed the acrylic and chipboard word albums we have in stock? There are many words and styles to choose from. Kathy made an example of a "Boys" chipboard album shown here:

For more great project ideas, check our the American Crafts blog!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Scrapbooking Class on Thursday!

We love Thursday nights at Porters! That's when you can forget about your troubles for a few hours while you relax and create to your heart's content!

This Thursday is scrapbooking class in our Rexburg store from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. You can choose to take one of these classes or both.

Stephanie's class is very girly, but you could easily substitute some more masculine paper for a whole different look! Since the title is die cut, you can choose whatever you want to say.

Kathy's Halloween layout is perfect for showcasing all those photos of your cute spooks!

We can't wait to see you there!

Monday, September 21, 2009

New Fancy Pants and a Huge Thank You!

We want to shout out a HUGE "Thank You" to everyone who participated in our 6-Midnight Crop Saturday. I hope everyone will agree that it was lots of fun! We had to keep setting up more tables because scrappers just kept coming. It was great! Thank you for making our crop night a success! Remember, if you need to see photos of the projects to finish yours up, just scroll down a few posts and they should all be there.

Now, onto some new product...

We received a large shipment of Fancy Pants and it's better than ever! There's something for babies, boys, girls, Halloween, and Christmas...from paper to glittered transparencies to ultra cool trims.

Today we will highlight the "Dancing Girl" collection.

Kathy used a transparent frame and matching Fancy Pants buttons to dress up this very girlish layout.

The "Sweet" transparent title is extra fun with its glittery accents. Also notice the cute ball trim.

The large bracket is actually a transparency with the title already printed on it. Fast and easy!

I love how Kathy had her daughter do her own journaling about her favorite things. What a keepsake!

This layout was mounted on chipboard and easily turned into a hanging decoration for her daughter's room. Super cute idea!

Come in to the store to see even more inspiration with all our new products! There's more great things to come!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

2nd Saturday Recap

At 2nd Saturday we talked about mistakes and what we have learned from them.

We talked about how most paper has two sides so if we make a mistake we just have to turn it over or change our design a little.

Scrapbooking pages using scraps or papers that we may have cut wrong in the beginning can turn out some adorable pages.

Below is an example of using some of those pictures that are left over and don't necessarily tell a story by themselves. Here 4 photos were cut into a mosaic pattern and make a beautiful display of the landscape along the Oregon Coast. You can also use your nature pictures to cut up and use as the letters in the title on your page.

Next a small scrap of striped paper was used to create the design elements on this layout.

In the following layout, scraps from 3 different layouts were used to create this one page layout.

And again here scraps were used to develop a vertical design element. Using your scraps is economically smart and deepens your creativity.

Below is an example of some of the mistakes we may make in life but are fun to remember. This sweet girl had just cut her hair for the 3rd time by herself. This time was the least drastic of the three, and is now fun to look back at a laugh at some of the solutions that were used to make her hair look as sweet as she was.

Remember the journaling on your pages that focus on mistakes. It's fun to remember and you and others can learn and hopefully not make the same mistakes. HAPPY SCRAPPING!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Another Peek at 6-Midnight

As promised, here is a closer look at the 2nd layout you can make Saturday night at our 6-Midnight crop. By using a border punch and a couple of die cuts, you can dress up a page in no time! You can use our QuicKutz die cutting machine to cut what you need for this class.

We can't wait to see you there! We have many fun projects, games, and contests planned for you!

6-Midnight Crop
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Rexburg Store
Cost $10 (retail value over $40)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A closer look at our 6-Midnight projects

Our 6-Midnight crop is approaching quickly! As part of your 6-Midnight product pack, you will receive an assortment of beautiful glittered papers by My Mind's Eye. Learn how to make them stretch by creating with scraps! This layout is the perfect example:

By incorporating die cuts, digital images, rub-ons, and faux stitching, you can have a cute layout using minimal products. And since the papers are already coordinated for you, it takes the guesswork out of designing.

Stay tuned for a closer look at one more project we have planned for you!

Don't forget:

6-Midnight Crop
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Rexburg Store
Cost $10 (retail value over $40)

Bring your crop tools, projects to work on, snacks, and your friends!
We have lots of fun games planned as well as a unique twist on a layout contest. You don't want to miss out on the fun!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Card Class Thursday!

There's a chill in the air and fall is on its way. Welcome the new season with these four cute greeting cards.

When you attend our card making class on Thursday, September 17th at our Rexburg store, you can create all four cards for only $5! Bring your basic paper crafting tools, a friend, and a smile! Hope to see you there!

Monday, September 14, 2009

6-Midnight 8x8 Album

We are so excited to be hosting our semi-annual 6-Midnight crop this Saturday, September 19th at our Rexburg store! For only $10, you will receive a fabulous product pack crammed full of scrappy goodness (Retail Value over $40)!

This 8x8 chipboard box set will be included in your packet that night. Even though it's a baby-themed set, we wanted to show you how versatile it is.

Candi designed this sample as its intended theme...a baby boy book. You can choose to create this version...

...or you can create this family version designed by Kathy Davis. Same chipboard set, but different paper. What a fun transformation!

If you are interested in attending the 6-Midnight crop, sign up today! There are only a few spots left!

Friday, September 11, 2009

New Carolee's Creations

A huge shipment of Carolee's Creations has just arrived! Come see all the great new collections for boys, girls, birthdays, and many more!

Here's a couple of quick layouts made using the birthday boy line:

Thursday, September 10, 2009

6-Midnight Crop Coming Up!

The kids are back in school, and now it's time for a party!

Join us Saturday, September 19th, for our semi-annual 6-midnight crop.

We have lots of fun games planned for you along with classes, contests, and prizes! For only $10, you will receive a product pack stuffed full of items from My Mind's Eye and Fancy Pants. We have lots of room for cropping, so bring your friends or your church group along.

Sign up in the Scrapbooking Department in our Rexburg store today. Spots are filling quickly and we don't want you to miss out on the fun!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

September Kit of the Month

It isn't too early to think about Christmas! This interactive album designed by Maureen Wilson would make a wonderful gift for a child or grandparent. They'll have fun reading the trivia questions, then lifting the five flaps to reveal photos of people they love. The sample features cousins, but you could choose to focus on siblings, grandparents, or distant relatives. It's a great way to connect with family!

Pick up your kit at the Rexburg store for only $8.99. They are disappearing fast, so hurry in!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Scrapbook Class

Here's what we have planned for scrapbooking class on Thursday, September 10th.

Stephanie's Class

This layout would not only be great for back-to-school, but you could choose to record all those outdoor/camping memories from this summer. There's room for lots of photos!

Kathy's Class

Do you remember your first day of school? Kathy's layout compares her back-to-school photo with her son's 30 years later.

Join us for a night of cropping and fun!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

September 2nd Saturday

Our theme for this month is "It's a Mistake."

Isn't it great that most pieces of paper have two usable sides. And if it doesn't, there is always another design that can be worked out.
James Joyce says, "Mistakes are the portals of discovery."

Come to 2nd Saturday and learn some smart ways to make use of your unused scrap paper.

Another way to think of "It's a Mistake" is to be willing to scrap and document some of the mistakes you have learned from in your life and what would you like others to learn from it.

Hope to see you there on September 12th at 8 am.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

September Clock of the Month

Introducing our September Clock Kit of the Month:

Designed by Tara Lehmann, this cute clock face commemorates the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. These kits are priced right at only $4.99 and are available for a limited time in our Rexburg store. Hurry in for yours today!

(Clocks sold separately)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Card Class Thursday

Do you need time away from your hectic schedule? Then join us for a girl's night out at Porter's Card Class!

Make all four beautiful cards for only $5. You can't buy them pre-made for less than that. Plus you get to enjoy the benefits of mingling with good company and pampering yourself with a little creative time.

The details:
When: Thursday, September 3rd, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Rexburg Porter's
Bring: Your basic card making tools, snacks, a friend, and a smile. :)

Here's what you'll be making:

Can't wait to see you there!