Friday, April 30, 2010

Shop Hop Starts Today!

2010 Shop Hop
"Tracks on the Trail"

Join us for our annual Shop Hop starting today and ending Saturday, May 15th. Twelve stores in Idaho and Wyoming have joined together to present this fun event!

Here's how it works:
  • When you visit the first shop, purchase a passport for $1. As you travel from shop to shop, your passport will be stamped.
  • When you visit all 12 stores, you will qualify to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing--a Quilt Retreat for you and 7 of your friends at Teton Patchworks (includes meals and a one-day class).
  • Visit 10 shops and be eligible for a gift basket worth $250 plus a $25 gift certificate from each store.
  • Visit 7 shops and be eligible for gift baskets worth $100.
Each store has designed a quilt block and made a quilt using the same 12-block pattern and their own fabrics. Be sure to check them out as you travel around. As you visit each shop, you will receive a free block pattern. Collect all 12 to complete a quilt.

Participating stores:

Porter's, Rexburg, ID
Porter's, Idaho Falls, ID
Quilted Heart, Rexburg, ID
Abbott's, Rigby, ID
The Quilt Shoppe, Rigby, ID
Blackbird Haven, Idaho Falls, ID
Madsen's Ben Franklin, Idaho Falls, ID
Sierra's, Pocatello, ID
Sages Creek Quilt Co., Pocatello, ID
High Country Quilting, Driggs, ID
Stitch 'n Time, Jackson, WY
Heritage Quilts & Fabric Shoppe, Pinedale, WY

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Class Reminder and National Scrapbook Day

Don't forget about our bonus scrapbooking class tonight in our Rexburg store from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Bring your basic scrapbooking tools and a friend!

by Stephanie

by Kathy

We are so excited to be celebrating National Scrapbook Day on Saturday, May 1st!
For only $6 you can create this cheerful one-page layout and banner. We will also have special sale prices and the chance to win a huge prize for those who attend, so don't miss out! Classes start at noon in both our Rexburg and Idaho Falls stores. Bring your basic scrapbooking tools. See you there!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Introducing "So Sophie"

My Mind's Eye has just released this beautiful new collection..."So Sophie." It's a wonderful mix of old office and modern bohemia.

There's color combinations for everyone. As always, there are perfectly coordinated embellishments including alphabet stickers, transparencies, and titles. One of our favorite features of this collection is that even the beautiful die cut papers are now double-sided! That equals more bang for your buck! Here's a peek at "Savvy."

Here are some layout ideas by Kathy featuring the Charming, Savvy, and Clever collections.

Check out the blog at My Mind's Eye for more great project ideas!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Bonus Scrapbooking Class!

Since there are five Thursdays in April, we are holding an extra scrapbooking class! So please join us on April 29th at 6:00 at the Rexburg store. It's going to be lots of fun!

I *heart* my Webkinz
by Stephanie
This is the perfect layout for the little collector in your life, but it would also work great for a trip to the zoo or other outdoor activities.

I Tweet You
by Kathy
These lovely colors work so well for showcasing some Spring or Easter photos.

We hope you will join us! Sign up in the scrapbooking department today!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Scrapbook Class This Week!

Just a reminder that our Scrapbooking class is this Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00 in the Rexburg store. Come learn unique ways to use die cuts. Bring your basic scrapbooking tools, a smile, and a friend! See you there!

"Things Sisters do Together"
by Stephanie

by Kathy

Monday, April 19, 2010

New Bo Bunny!

Today we want to highlight two new collections from Bo Bunny.

Jazmyne is a limited collection featuring glittered papers in purple, pink, green, and ivory. Of course there are also gems, flowers, rub-ons, cardstock stickers, acrylic stamps, decorative brads, and new 3-D layered stickers! To see this beautiful collection up close, click here.

Layout designed by Candi McFadden

Mama-Razzi is a fun and funky collection designed in distressed blue, brown, rust, and ivory. It calls out to all you photographers! It's fun and fresh and would work perfectly for many types of projects.

Layout designed by Candi McFadden

Click here and scroll down for a close up look at Mama-Razzi. For more great layout ideas, check out the Bo Bunny gallery.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

National Scrapbook Day is May 1st!

Come celebrate National Scrapbook Day with us on Saturday, May 1st.
You can make a 1-page layout and a spring banner for only $6! Class starts at 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a fun day filled with fabulous giveaways and great sales! Classes will be available in both the Rexburg and Idaho Falls stores. Sign up in the Paper Crafts department to reserve your spot. We can't wait to see you there!

Friday, April 16, 2010

It's a Man Thing

Is it time to replenish your supply of "man" cards? Our next card class isn't for another month, but here's a peek at what's in store. There's plenty of masculine touches on these four cards, whether the man in your life is 1 or 101!

Join us next month for card class on May 20th. Sign up at the Rexburg store to reserve your spot. Can't wait to see you there!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

New "Botanique" by American Crafts

Just arrived is the sophisticated and beautiful Botanique collection from American Crafts. Botanique has an English garden touch and a soft color palette. The twenty-four coordinating patterned papers feature glitter accents and metallic copper antique finishes:

These coordinating embellishments printed on beautiful handmade paper are the perfect accent to your project:

And don't forget about the matching Thickers in many colors, fonts, and finishes:

Candi made some beautiful layouts showcasing heritage photos:

Don't forget, there's also matching pearl brads and shimmery ribbon.

The Fieldhouse embellishments add such a soft vintage touch.

Of course you aren't limited to using Botanique for just heritage projects. Check out the American Crafts website for some more great ideas.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Card Class this Week!

Don't forget about card class this Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in our Rexburg store. Learn how to make these beautiful flower-themed cards that are sure to brighten anyone's day.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Upcoming Scrapbooking Classes

Scrapbooking Class
Thursday, April 22nd, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Rexburg Store

Learn unique ways to use die cuts.

In Kathy's class, use the negative space left from a die cut and fill with fun embellishments such as buttons, beads, and flowers.

Learn how to turn any die cut into a stamp in Stephanie's class.

We can't wait to see you there!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Lil' Robots

Who doesn't love a cute little robot or two? This collection by My Mind's Eye combines bright colors with cute robots in coordinating paper, ribbon, brads, and chipboard. Check out this fun project you can make with your kids:

Start out with an empty tin. Cover it inside and out with papers and coordinating embellishments. Then personalize it with your child's name.

Layer the backs of chipboard robot stickers with patterned paper to cover the sticky part. Add a small magnet to the back of each robot. It's the perfect "quiet" toy for robot lovers, young and old!

Here are some layout ideas by Kathy using this collection:

Come see other new products that are rolling in daily!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Family Tree Project

Looking for a unique way to display your family tree? Try this project, featuring "Lush" products from My Mind's Eye.

Cut your background paper, distress the edges, and adorn with ribbon. Attach to another 12x12 sheet of coordinating patterned paper. Cut a tree from flocked brown paper (template available in the scrapbooking department). Punch photos using various sizes of circle punches. Give a few of them dimension by attaching them with pop dots. Cut various sizes of leaves from green patterned paper and attach randomly. Finish with a title made from flocked alphabet stickers. Place inside a 12x12 shadow box.

The 2x2 blocks could be fun standing alone or displayed with the shadow box.

To make your own set, cover all 6 sides of each block with paper or photos. (You can pre-print a favorite saying onto some of the papers first). Ink around the edges of the blocks to distress. Attach chipboard letters to spell out your family name. Create the "knob" by threading beads onto a corsage pin. Drill a hole in the top of the block by pounding a nail half way, then remove it. Glue the pin with the beads into the hole with Diamond Glaze and finish it off with a little ribbon.

The possibilities are endless with this project! Yours is sure to be a treasure for years to come.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Class Reminder

Don't forget about Scrapbooking class tomorrow night from 6:00 to 9:00 in our Rexburg store. Can't wait to see you there!

by Kathy

by Stephanie

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

2nd Saturday

Come and get out of the blustery weather at our 2nd Saturday Class, April 10th, at 8:30 a.m.

This month in scrapbooking we will be focusing on die cuts, specifically those from "QuickKutz." It is a great class for beginners and advanced scrappers. There are new techniques taught, new products introduced, new friendships formed, and prizes to be won. Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 5, 2010

New Kit of the Month

Sometimes the most important lessons aren't taught in school. What important truths has life taught you?

This album makes it easy to jot down those all-important bits of knowledge. Retro-inspired papers, a half-sheet of rub-ons, and cardstock cut-outs make a booklet that begs to be read-- all on an adorable mini clipboard. No photos required, so make one right now!

Kits available in the scrapbooking department at the Rexburg store.

Kit designed by Maureen Wilson