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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Delightful December Card Class

Friday, December 6th at either 1:30 or 6:15.
All pieces pre-cut and ready for you to work some holiday magic on them.  Envelopes are also included and all you need to bring is your adhesive.
Make sure to pre-register for this awesome class.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fun Double - Fall Leaves

Playing with paint and stencils :)  I had a list of things to use for a challenge on soul-scrappers.  I love that site for getting my "outside the box juices" going.

 Here is a close-up so you can see the paint better.

Here is my little guy hiding in the leaves so only his favorite bones shirt shows.  Scary, huh?  And, of course, riding his bike through and destroying the pile in true boy fashion.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Get Ready for Gorgeous! November Challenge Kit

This months kit will bring out some of that Christmas cheer early.  For only $6 you can bring this kit home with you and create something wonderful.  Bring back, by the end of the month, your completed card, layout or other project to be voted on by customers during the month of December.  Winner receives a $10 store certificate. All other participants will have their names put in a drawing to receive next month's kit free.  

Three sheets of beautiful BoBunny Noel cardstock, two sheets of fun Shattered Kraft-Core by Core'dinations plus one more, choice of length of ribbon, and choice any single pen in stock.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

November Card Class

Friday, November 1st
1:30 or 6:15 class available to choose from for your convenience.
Can't make either class?  Call to make arrangements for another time or to order the class kit.
Make two of each of these super festive cards!  Make all eight cards in the November Card Class for the same low price of $13.  Class includes all parts pre-cut and ready to go.  Make sure to bring your favorite adhesive.

Sign up to reserve your spot.

Thursday, October 17, 2013


Vintage Creative Keepsakes Magazines have been donated to the store to be given away for free.  
Come in and get yours today and enjoy.

October Challenge Kit

Kit contains 3 patterned papers and choice of another pp, 2 sheets solid cardstock, ribbon and either a Stickles or Glossy Accents.

Cost is only $6.  Turn in your finished layout, card or other project by the end of the month to be displayed and voted on in-store.  Winner receives a $10 gift certificate and other entrants are eligible for a random drawing for the next month's kit free.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Upcoming Crop

Friday, November 8th
noon - 10 pm


Saturday, November 9th
10 am-8 pm

at the Saranac Community Church

The Details

Cost for Friday, which will include dinner 
served at approximately 6:30 pm, is $9.

Cost for Saturday is $5.

Both days only $12.

Pay ahead to reserve your spot.

Snack to share table.  Bring your favorite munchie and enjoy variety of salty and sweet goodness.

Ephemera table for you to give away any unwanted craft items.

Sale table for you to sell (or buy :) craft items.

Small store selection to shop while you crop!

Spooky Special

Now through October 31 get the amazing atg gun with 2 rolls of 1/4 inch tape (72 yards total).  
Retail price is $26.99.  
Regular store price of 20% off is $21.60 
but you may pick up yours for 
only $19.00 through the end of the month!
This would make a great gift for a scrapbooker or card maker.  Each roll of tape contains 36 YARDS of super, sticky goodness.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Cricut Class Coming

Wednesday, September 25th at 10:00 am.  If want to get going using you Personal Cricut or the Cricut Expressions cutting machine, this is the class you need.
You will learn everything from how to turn it on, to how to dial the correct settings for different papers and also care of your blade and mat.  You take class notes home and will do hands on projects in class to help you really feel comfortable with using your machine.

You need to bring your favorite adhesive, your machine and all accessories (mat, blade, spatula.)  If you don't have something or need to replace a mat or blade, we have everything available to sell for 20% off retail.  All project materials are provided.

Cost is only $18.  Call or email to reserve your spot.  Class size is limited to give time to address individual questions.  (Write them down so you don't forget :)

In the meantime, go ahead and play with your machine and see what it is you would like more help with, we'll accommodate.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Planning Ahead - October Card Class is about Christmas....plus kids!

Just Kids Card Class is New in October - 
Kids are welcome to come for a special after-school card class just for kids. Kids 12 and older are welcome to come after school unattended (with a parent's permission, of course!)  Children under 12 are invited to come and make cards with an adult.  Kids and their adult will make one set of cards for the regular class price.  You may make a second set of cards for only $10 more.

Just Kids Card Class Details - Class time should run approximately 3pm until 4:15.  All you need to bring is adhesive.  Glue sticks are ok.  A wide range of adhesives are available to purchase including $1.50 tape runners.  Pre-register by calling the store!

Regular card classes will still be held at the normal times.
Friday, October 4th at 1:30 or 6:15 make 5 fun Christmas cards.

Cost is only $13.  You should pre-register for this class to guarantee a spot and save $1 on the class price.  All pieces are pre-cut and ready to be stamped and otherwise craftily put together by you.  Envelopes are provides as well and all you need to do is bring your favorite adhesive.

September Challenge Kit

Don't forget to pick up this month's Challenge Kit.
For only $6 you get all the pieces parts to make a card, layout or any other paper project you like.  Projects should be turned in by the end of the month and will be displayed to be voted on by customers.  Winner gets a $10 gift certificate and all other entries are put in a drawing for the next month's kit for free!  

July Challenge Kit Winner

Congrats to Tricia!  Tricia won a $10 gift certificate by being voted the favorite customer project created using the July Kit.  Her kit "Labor Day" went with a patriotic theme using all the pieces parts of the kit.  (It didn't hurt that she also had two good-looking guys in it ; )

Check out the August Challenge Kits now on the wall for you to vote on.  You may vote any time during the month for your favorite entry.  When you vote this month you will get an additional entry into the drawing for the Texture Boutique to be held on Saranac Girls' Night Out August Kit entries are up on the wall and waiting for your vote!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

September Card Class

Reserve your spot now to make these five fabulous fall/masculine cards.  Pieces all pre-cut and ready for you to stamp and apply other techniques.  Come alone and meet other card makers or bring your own group.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Upcoming Fun

Bridgefest is Saturday, August 24th.  

Scrapbook Garden will be having another Scrappy Garage Sale during Bridgefest from 10 am until 3 pm.  

You have three choices to participate.  You may either have half a table for $4 and man the table yourself or drop off all your items labeled and the we'll sell your items for you for only 30%.

Setting up a table lets you pay only $4, negotiate with customers, and shop from your neighbors while you sit :)  

Dropping off items allows you to enjoy the Bridgefest activities or even drop off early and sell while you're out of town.  We will set up your items, sell, provide customer change.

Either way you can't lose.  You'll get room by getting some of those items out of your craft area and make some money to get something you'll use.  It's all good.

You may sign up for your 1/2 table or drop off items any time between now and August 22.  Open late until 8pm on Thursday, August 22nd for your convenience.

On a sad note - I haven't talked to Dan and Missy myself but have heard that they will be closing Blissful Finds and Treasures after Bridgefest and moving out of state.  If you would like anything from them, time is running out.  I will certainly miss that sweet little shop in Saranac and wish them the best in their next adventure.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

August Challenge Kit

I really like the versatility of this kit.  You could use it for anything!  The four patterned papers on the right are included in the kit.  The bottom two are the same paper shown front and back (you get two sheets.)  The two on the left are the backs of the other two.  Plus you get two solids of your choice and a cat's eye chalk.  

Cost of the kit is only $6.  Turn in your completed project by August 31st.  All entries will be displayed during the month of September and voted on by customers.  Most customer votes wins a $10 Garden Gift Certificate.  All other entrants are placed in a random draw for a free monthly challenge kit.  Anyone can win.  How fun is that?!

I can't wait to see what y'all come up with!

Happy Creating,

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pretty, Easy Card

I saw this idea on a challenge over on soul-scrappers.  You simple piece together scraps like a quilt and then run the entire card front through the cuttlebug with embossing folder.  Small pattern works well.  

One thing I love about embossing folders is that you purchase them once; nothing to refill and or replace. You can order or pick from what we have in The Garden.  Either way A2  size embossing folders (approx. 5.5" x 4.25") are available for price of only $4 each...every day.  Great deal!

Happy Scrappin'!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

August Card Class

Here are the cards for the upcoming August Card Class on August 2nd.  Missy has done some bright and fun cards this month.
Sign up for 1:30 or 6:15 class.  All materials, including envelopes, are provided except your favorite adhesive.  Cardstock is all pre-cut.  You do the stamping and other techniques.  

Cost is only $13, $12 if you pre-pay but the Monday prior to class.  This month bring a friend new to card class and pay only $10 (and your friend only pays $10 as well!)

Call the store at 642-6062 to reserve your spot.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Holiday Store Closing

Store will be closed the entire week of Independence Day, July 1-6.  Have a great holiday with your family, friends and neighbors.
But don't be too sad.  We'll be back Wednesday, July 10th well refreshed and with a great list of new classes coming for the second half of the summer.

Double Inspiration

Here are a few more of the layouts I've been working on.  This has been such a fun project.  

July Card Class - July 12th

Be sure to sign up for the July card class coming up Friday, July 12th.  Choose the class time most convenient to you; either 1:30 or 6:15pm.

Cost is $13 for 5 cards and envelopes.  Pay by the Monday prior to class and pay only $12.
Don't forget your favorite adhesive!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

June Challenge Kit

June Challenge Kit is now available.  
Kit will include 2 patterned papers from Ruby Rock-It, "Pride" stickers from Authentuque, 1 funky fiber paper, 1 red and 1 blue solid cardstock from Core'dinations.  (2 papers at the bottom shown are reverse side of patterned papers.)
Purchase the kit for $6 and turn it in your layout, card or other paper-crafting project by Saturday, June 29th.  
All through the month of July, customers will vote on their favorite project.  Winner, as voted by customers, will receive a $10 store gift certificate.  A second winner will be drawn from the remaining entrants and that winner will receive a free August Challenge Kit.

P.S.  Watch for the bonus June Challenge Kit.

June Card Class

Friday, June 7th.  Come at 1:30 or 6:15.  
(Please pre-register as all pieces are pre-cut for class participants.)

Make these 5 cards with envelopes for only $13.  Pre-pay by Monday prior to save $1.
Bring a friend to this class who hasn't come to card class before and you both come in for only $10!

Friday, May 24, 2013

What I've Been up to Lately...

I have been busy...good busy.  For most of April I was working furiously to scrapbook the military life of a local family's son.  I am now also working to do some layouts for a friend who has a son graduating this year.  I got permission to share the military/masculine layouts with y'all and thought this would be a great time since it highlights a man in the U.S. Army and Memorial Day and Father's Day are coming up.  

I never have a problem scrapbooking girls but their seems to be less out there for men and boys.  Anyway, here are a couple....
The most recent is 
"What we really do in the ARMY"
Just had the one picture of floor scrubbing so I went with more of a negative space single page.  Not my usual but I accomplished what I wanted which was to highlight the photo by using the "K.I.S.S." principle.

Also finished up this other manly double layout, 
Tatts and Toys.

Here's a close-up of the corner so you can get a better idea of the easy addition of some ink to beat it up a bit and finish the layout off...you know, man-like!

I will be taking off Saturday to be with my family and will be back Wednesday as usual.  
Have a great Memorial Weekend!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May's First Friday Card Class

Look what's in store for this Fridays's class...
Make these 5 cards for only $13.  Pieces pre-cut and envelopes included.  We will also make a bonus card this month.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Third Thursday Layout Class - April 18th

OK, I really like these layouts.  What you can't see is that the file folder actually opens - How awesome is that?!

Make sure to sign up for this class before it fills up.  Limited quantities.  $15 includes class with both layouts.