Friday, July 31, 2015


Check out another Bible Journaling page that
Cat has done!
This time, she used a "mascil" from
Clear Scraps.
What is a "mascil", you say?
It is a combination mask and stencil.
She got in quite a few and this one
was her favorite!

So, if you have been thinking about taking the 
Bible Journaling class on the 8th, 
call the store now to sign up.
This is just one of the goodies that she
has ordered for us for that class.
I know I am really looking forward to it!

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Check out this great set of 
sketches that Cat has created for us
this week.
LOVE the tilted photos on 
the left and the bow
around the other photo.
And then there is this fabulous page!
Check out the way the photo is turned
on the mat on the left side...LOVE it!
There are so many things about this
page to love.

SO, grab your photos and 
have fun using this wonderful set of sketches.
You can find all of Cat's sketches

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Yes, even more craziness is
going on at the store!
 On Saturday, August 8th, 
from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
it will be time for
Your Challenge, should you choose to accept it: 
Take a Collection Kit and see just how much you can really make with it. 
We are going back to the basics and using only what we have
 in a collection kit and adding only some cardstock, buttons and twine. 
Well, there is that OTHER thing we will do too but that is a SurPriSe!
Cost: $24 (Lunch on your own)

Student Supplies:
Basic Tool Kit
Adhesives: Runners, Foam Tape, Liquid Glue, Scor Tape
Inks: Broken China, Salty Ocean, Weathered Wood, Black Soot, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn & Peeled Paint (Pens in these colors if you have them.)
Water Pen
Non-Stick Craft Mat

Call NOW and reserve your spot
for a fun way to learn to 
STRETCH a collection kit!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


 This is something you get for
when you hang out with us!
Cat will train you 
and we will HELP!!!!
Craziness at the retreat....
even at the
Craft and Hobby Association show!
 Acting crazy with the Easter Bunny!
Of course, there is always craziness at our crops!
Come on down for your own
After all...
we are located in Mineral Wells,
 the home of 

Monday, July 27, 2015


Have you been to a crop lately?
The room goes from this.....
to THIS in a
very short time!
Of course, the picture doesn't
show you all of the craziness going on.
 Laughter and good times are the
name of the game.
Goofiness prevails amongst
the creativity.
So call the store and see if there
are any spots available for the crop
on Saturday.  It was filling up fast!
Don't miss out on the fun!!!!
You can't beat the price:
Free with a $15 purchase.
Who can't find $15 of product to buy??!!!!

Sunday, July 26, 2015


Photo A Day Challenge 2015 // Week 31 
It is already time for week 31!!
Those palm trees look pretty inviting
during all of this heat.
Grab your cameras and
start taking some photos!
Have fun and
stay cool!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Authentique Layout Fun with Ann

Our own Grannie Annie, aka Ann Laughlin, has been hitting the Authentique Papers hard and heavy this past week. She has been creating layouts with 3 of the new collections we have in the store now. Just look at these wonderful layouts and feel free to scraplift.

 I just love how perfect this Infused collection worked for her granddaughter's first birthday smash cake pics. This little toot was getting into that cake. (Takes after her Grannie Annie, LOL!)

 Ann always had great material for her pages with her two youngest grand babies.  They are the only girls. It is always a fun time with them  The Legacy collection was used on these two pages.

One thing about our Ann--she loves to travel. This trip to Cabo was a last minute all of a sudden hey it will work kind of vacation with one of her daughters.  Love the gorgeous pics she took. Really love how well the Seaside collection really pops them off the pages.

Wonderful job on these layouts Ann!  Now let's see what you can do with these for inspiration ladies!!  Have fun creating!


Friday, July 24, 2015


 You have asked and we are providing.
 Requests from scrappers and non-scrappers alike
 have prompted us to offer this
Bible Art Journaling Class. 
 Our first class will be Saturday, 
August 8th from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
 We will go thru the basics of this wonderful way of reading scripture,
which products to use and how to create pages. 
You will be creating with your scripture interpretation in mind. 
We have lots of new tools, stickers, pens, paints, etc. 
coming to aid you in your endeavor. 
 Tools, stickers, pens, paints, etc!
Call the store to pre-register today. 
Cost: $20
Student Supplies: 
Journaling Bible 
(locals can purchase from My Father's Business downtown 940-325-2255)
Bring any art supplies you have and
we will work to see if they will work for you.

Thursday, July 23, 2015


Another set of sketches from Cat.
Fun rounded corners on the pictures.
Love the strip of paper across the bottom
and the embellishments on top of it!
 Love the ribbon across the bottom of the photo.
Lots to love about this set of sketches!
So grab your photos and
have fun using these sketches!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


 Have you signed up for this 
"Golden" opportunity to make a
friendship album?
Saturday, we will make a chipboard album 
full of delicious techniques and sparkly golden papers
 just to showcase your fav friends pics.
 It is going to be a technique class 
after which you will walk away with a wonderful album.
 Learn to use stencils, 
 make pages with 
flip outs and fold outs, 
and even more.
Cost: $30
Student Supplies: 
 Basic tool kit, 
variety of adhesives (Scor Tape, 3 in 1), 
inks in your choice of colors.
Stencils, paste and paint will be provided for the class

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Have a cup of tea....
"Infused" by Authentique is all
about tea and dessert.
Pictured above is the collection pack.
"Confection" is covered with
cakes, pies, and cupcakes.
"Fancy" is a pink, yellow, and green
argyle pattern paper.
 Teapots and teacups cover 
"Deluxe" is row after row of lace.
 Colorful bowls decorate the
"Gourmet" paper and it could
be used for a recipe book.
 "Sweetened" has a slice of cake and
cup of tea in the corner of the page.
 Enhancements is a page of
elements for you to cut out to
enhance your page.

This collection is great for those
tea party photos as well as
using for a recipe book.
So hurry in and get yours before
it is all GONE.

Monday, July 20, 2015


Today we are going to get a closer
look at the beautiful 
"Seaside" collection from Authentique.
Pictured above is the 12 x 12 pad of paper.
 This is the "maritime" paper.
Great borders to use or
just a great stripe.
 "Adrift" is a beautiful blue
with some great scrollwork on it.
 "Voyage" is a great stripe.
"Captain" is a great blue paper
with little white anchors on it.
 "Aquatic" is a really cool 
paisley/seashell paper.
 "Seafarer" is a really pretty
damask print with anchors and sailboats.
"Journey" is a grey paper with
white seagulls on it.
"Buoy" is a white paper with
life preservers scattered all over it.
"Navigate" is a beautiful cobalt blue
paper with white rope circles
with scattered anchors and sailboats.
"Oceanic" is a beautiful white
paper with clusters of coral and seashells
in the corners.
 "Coastal" is a pale blue paper with
a woven grid of rope on it.
"Waterfront" is a beautiful red paper with
white coral woven over it.
 Enhancements is a page of cut-outs
to embellish your page.

This is a beautiful collection that is
flying off of the shelves.
So hurry in to pick up yours 


Sunday, July 19, 2015


Can you believe it is already 
time for 
WEEK 30?!! 
I love the graphics in the background for this week!
Love the colors and the deer.
Another batch of great prompts for
some FUN photos.

So, grab your camera and
start snapping some great photos.

Saturday, July 18, 2015


Today we are going to check out the
beautiful legacy collection from
This is another of the four new 
collections that came in this week.
Pictured above is the collection pack.
There are also paper pads that
provide 2 of each of the papers
in the collection.
This is the cardstock sticker sheet.
Journaling and embellishment cards
for you to cut out and use.
This page is just breathtaking!
I'm a sucker for vintage advertising.
So, this is yet another of my favorites!
The perfect page for recording
your family tree.
Blues and browns...
what could be better?
Another beautiful, vintage print.
Love how this looks like old wallpaper!
This one is just pretty!
Another beautiful print.
Wood and flowers....what could be prettier?
More vintage wallpaper....
I always love paper that looks
like stacks of old mail.
Love how the flowers frame this paper!

This collection is so beautiful and is perfect
for family photos, whether current
or vintage.
So, hurry in for yours because
these new collections are
VERY popular!