Friday, June 27, 2008


Summer Is Here! And it is our last challenge. Have you stayed caught up? Are you playing catch-up to get ready to submit your projects to Keepsakes so we can get you your prize? Sure hope so! Now that it is officially summer, lets get some projects that reflect the warm, long days of sunshine and lemonade, of children running through the sprinklers and families camping! Go to town on this one people!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

This Week's Classes

We're down to the last couple classes for the schedule, so if you really wanted to take a class this month, you'd better get busy! Here's what's coming up this week:

The Story of Me
Taught by Kristii Lockart
Wednesday, June 25

Sommerset Watercolor Album
Taught by Susan Beth Breuner
Thursday, June 26
6-9 pm

Stop by Keepsakes to see the class sample!

Friday, June 20, 2008


Your challenge this week is to...

Combine Products From at Least Three Companies

Come and see how well so many lines coordinate with products from a completely different manufacturer. Pick at least three and take them home to do a little something special for us! Be creative! Be inspired! Have fun! Make something unique!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

This Week's Classes!

Friend Pages
Taught by Jan
Tuesday, June 17
6-8:30 pm

Mom and Me Class
Taught by Elizabeth
Saturday, June 21
11-1 pm

Intro to Design #6 - Bridge and Ground
Taught by Jan
Saturday, June 21
2-4 pm

Friday, June 13, 2008


A Rose By Any Other Name... would smell just as sweet. Let poetry inspire your card, page or other project. Use the poem or series of poems for your journaling, or just as a jumping off point. Put a little punch of romance and sweetness with a classic Shakespeare poem, or try a funny children's poem from Shel Silverstein to narrate that great photo of your child or grandchild! Or better yet, use a poem you wrote!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

This Week's Classes!

Surprise Techniques
Taught by Susan Beth
Monday, June 9
6-9 pm

Come and see what surprise techniques Susan Beth brought back from the Donna Downey workshop!

Shabby Chic Cards II
Taught by Elizabeth
Wednesday, June 11
6-9 pm

7Gypsies Layouts
Taught by Peggy
Thursday, June 12
6-8 pm

Friday, June 6, 2008

SPRING CHALLENGE WEEK 11: Clearly Colorful!

Your challenge for this week is to...


Get out your pens and paints, maybe even a few stamps and some ink and go to town on a pre-printed transparency. We've got a ton of them in stock just waiting for you to work some colorful magic to enhance your pages, cards and other projects! Check out transparencies from Hambly, Creative Imaginations, Fancy Pants and others! What fun!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Thank You!

I just want to say "Thank You!" to those of you who attended tonight's Artsy Butterfly Cards class! It was wonderful to meet a lot of you for the first time and I hope to see you again! You are all so wonderful to work with and I love seeing how you changed up the cards to make them your own!

For those of you who were interested in more information about the paper ribbon from Little Black Dress Designs, you can find information on their product page. They have the ribbon in all sorts of colors and also have ideas for what to do with it. From reading on their website I learned that you can activate the adhesive used in the manufacturing process by wetting the ribbon and pressing it to your paper. I tried it, and it works! You have to hold it down for a few seconds to get it to stick, but then it adheres nicely. It's a neat trick!

Thanks again for attending the class tonight. I hope you had a nice time - I know I did, thanks to all of you!!


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

How to enter the challenges...

We were asked how to enter the weekly challenges by leaving a comment on the blog, so here is a step by step process for anyone who wants to enter but doesn't know how! The blog challenges will continue through the end of the month, and there is a prize awaiting one lucky winner who finishes them all! You can always drop your layout / project off at the store to have it entered, but if you want to enter online, here's how to do it...

1. First you will need to post a picture of the project online somewhere. It can be anywhere, from your own blog (free, and easy to set up at, to a photo sharing site (like flickr), or an online gallery (like twopeasinabucket). It's free and easy to set up an account on one of these sites and it just takes a second.

2. Once your project is online, make sure you can see it in your web browser and then highlight the web address (the WHOLE thing) and copy it. If you are using a Windows based computer, the easiest way to copy is to hit while the line is highlighted. You can also right click and select "copy" from the drop down menu.

3. Once you have copied the link, go to the post on the Keepsakes blog and leave a comment. In the comment box you can say whatever it is you'd like to say and then paste the link into the comment. To paste, you can hit or right click and select "paste" from the drop down menu.

4. Once you have finished posting your comment the web address should be visible and we can go see your great projects!

Can't wait to see what you all come up with now that you know how to post a link!!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

This Week's Classes!

Birthday Cake Book
Taught by Jennifer
Monday, June 2
6-8 pm

See store display for class sample!

Travel Pages
Taught by Jan
Tuesday, June 3
6-8 pm

Butterfly Cards
Taught by Elizabeth
Wednesday, June 4
6-9 pm

Intro to Design #5 - Balance
Taught by Jan
Saturday, June 7
1-4 pm