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Stampin' and Scrappin' headquarters!

Summer Excitement at Simple Pleasures

Workshops, new product arrivals, special guests, Trash and Treasure Sale and so much more!
We look forward to being part of your summer activities.





Celebrating 22 Years

 22 anniv 50percent
for 22 wonderful years!
We're celebrating All Year Long
beginning with our Anniversary Celebration,
February 17 - 19.
Stay Tuned for details on exclusive products
and some Very Special Guests!
and for our
Advance Notice Wait List
for 72 hours advance registration for these guests.
or calling us at (719) 528 - 1338. 


New Arrivals & Exciting Classes

 Exciting Classes and Special Guests

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 for all the latest product arrivals, announcements, 

and news on classes.


Click the CLASSES link at the top of this page
to see our class schedule. 


Scroll DOWN for all the details on Special Guest
John Creighton Petersen's workshops Aug 18 - 19. 


 Prima Premier Store

 WooHoo - we are PROUD to be one of very few 
Prima Premier Stores in the United States!!!

Exclusive 2017 Memory Box Sets

 Available Only  at Simple Pleasures 

 MBOE 2017 Reduced

See our Blog below for all the details
on these exclusive sets.

 Email us at
or call us at (719) 528 - 1338 and

we'll get your order on its way to you!

Welcome to!
John Creighton Petersen Mixed Media Workshops Print E-mail
Our Blog - Classes
Sunday, 16 April 2017 00:00

Mixed Media Fusion Artist,
John Creighton Petersen is returning to 
Simple Pleasures  

 for two days of
Mixed Media workshops
focusing on Prima Finnabair and Imagine Crafts products and techniques.
It will be a weekend full of techniques and texture  and fun!

August 18 and 19, 2017

Registration is now OPEN for John's workshops! 

 JPC SP Class

 John Creighton Petersen
 focuses on Art as a Journey, not the destination.
Prima Marketing Educator, Certified ICE Resin Instructor, Imagine Crafts
Lead Educator and Authentique Design Team member are among John's 
current artistic ventures. John has a passion for combining mixed media with paper arts,
book arts, jewelry making and metalsmithing. 

It is a real treat to have John come to Simple Pleasures
to share his talents with us.

Mark your calendars - save the dates - and register now for class
with this very talented designer and instructor.
We hope you will be able to join us for John's workshops! 

Give us a call to register.
(719) 528 - 1338 


Between the Pages All Day Workshop 
Friday, August 18, 10am - 6:30pm
(includes a 1/2hr break) 

JPC Between the Pages


 Altered book arts takes a new look and feel with this all day workshop that
transforms an old book into a masterpiece work of art! You'll learn how to
carve a "shrine" from the pages of the books, which will be filled with
Art Mechanicals embellishments and pieces created from the Iron Orchid
Designs paper clay and mold. The front cover of the book holds a decorated
book which opens to reveal a beautiful scene set upon a fabric background 
created with Sculpture Medium. You'll learn a variety of techniques for creating your 
own textures, color palette and embellishment opportunities that can be used for so
many other projects! Patina and Stone Effects Pastes, inks and sprays from Imagine/
Tsukineko and more! BRING: Old book (approx 6x9 inches in size and at least 1 inch deep),
utility knife for cutting the book pages, craft knife, cutting mat, detail scissors, paint 
brushes (detail to 1inch size), palette knives, craft mat, apron, Liquid Fusion Glue. $145



Art Board Workshop
Saturday, August 19, 10am - 1pm

 JPB Art Board

 Whether you are new to mixed media or are already a fan, this class is for you!
This class not only covers the fundamentals, but also uses background and coloring 
techniques with inks, texture sprays, texture pastes and working with embellishments. 
Everyone will be getting creative with the art board they make. We'll also be coloring 
and stamping on metal in this workshop. BRING: Craft knife, cutting mat, detail scissors, 
paint brushes (detail to 1inch size), palette knives, craft mat, apron, strong double stick 
adhesive tape in 1/4 or 1/2 inch, dimensional adhesive tape OR dimensional glue dots,
Liquid Fusion Glue. $65 



Memory Hardware  6x6 Album
Saturday, August 19, 2pm

JPC Memory Hardware Album


 This class will transform one of the blank 6.5 x 6.5 inch Prima 
Memory Hardware albums into a beautiful keepsake book with paper 
from Authentique and embellished with Finnabair texture pastes and 
embellishments. The album will also feature paper clay pieces you will create
in class. BRING: Craft knife, cutting mat, apron, paper trimmer, detail scissors, 
paint brushes (detail to 1" size), palette knives, craft mat, strong double stick 
adhesive tape in 1 inch size OR book binders glue (with brush) like PVA glue, 
dimensional adhesives tape OR dimensional glue dots, Liquid Fusion Glue, photo 
measuring 2 1/2 x 4 inches for inside frame. $80


 Please Note: No refunds or store credit for visiting guest instructor classes.
 You are welcome to give your class spot to a friend if unable to attend after registering.

2017 Memory Box Exclusives - ONLY at Simple Pleasures Print E-mail
Our Blog - Memory Box
Written by Cathy Smith   
Monday, 06 February 2017 00:00

 We're Celebrating our 22nd Anniversary
with TWO new exclusive Memory Box die sets
created just for Simple Pleasures. 

MBOE 2017 Both Sets 


Wishing You Dies Set
Daisy Collage Die


Memory Box
Daisy Collage Die

MBOE 2017 Daisy Die 


 Our second Exclusive 2017 Memory Box Set
is our
 Memory Box Wishing You Dies Set 

featuring ten dies,  designed to coordinate with each other to create so many versatile messages.

Wishing You Love
Wishing You Peace
Wishing You Joy
Wishing You a Happy Birthday
Wishing You a Happy Anniversary
Wishing You a Happy Day
Happy Trails 
Happy Day
Happy Birthday
Happy Anniversary

This die set comes packaged with a magnetic sheet for convenient storage 

Wishing You Dies Set (Ten Dies) 

 MBOE 2017 Wishing You



 This Happy Birthday card, by Shelby Thomas, features the Daisy Collage
and the Wishing You Dies sets.

 MBOE 2017 ST HB Card



And this elegant Anniversary card by Lynne features both
the Daisy Collage die and the Wishing You dies 

MBOE 2017 Blog Anniv LK 


Lynne couldn't resist creating this Daisy card with
our new Daisy Collage die, 
"Wishing You a Happy Birthday".

Love Lynne's added element of creating a pocket with
the Daisy Collage die in this card. 

MBOE 2017 Blog Daisy Card LK 



 Cards aside, these dies will be great components for scrapbook 
layouts and home decor projects, too, like this one Lynne made. 

Happy Trails DIY Wood Decor 

MBOE 2017 Blog HTrails LK 



Our new exclusive Memory Box die sets can be used separately or combined
 for endless possibilities!
Stop in to pick up these lovelies to add to your die repertoire.

We are also happy to ship these Memory Box Exclusive Sets to you.
Email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or give us a call at 719-528-1338
and we'll be happy to send these exclusive Memory Box sets your way!

The Daisy Collage Die is $22.95 
and the Wishing You Dies Set is $36.95 

We are re-releasing a very limited number of some of our previous Memory Box exclusives.

2014 Carnation Stamps/Dies Set $24.95
MBOE B Carnation Set 2014 
 2014 Phlox Stamps/Dies Set $24.95
 MBOE B Phlox Set dies
 2015 Cherry Blossom Stamps/Dies Set $43.95

Cherry Blossom Set

 2015 Sentiments Stamps Set $31.95

Exclusive Sentiments Set




2016 Poppies Stamps/Die Set $33.95 

 MBOE B Poppies with dies




2016 Just Dies Set $35.95 

 MBOE B Just for You Set with Dies



Note: We can add Memory Box dies to your shipment for no additional shipping charge.

Shipping Charges - US and APO Addresses:
1 - 2 exclusive Memory Box Sets $7.50
3 - 6 exclusive Memory Box Sets $8.50
U.S. Orders begin shipping Tuesday, Feb 28

Shipping Charges - Canada:
1 -  6 exclusive Memory Box sets $24.50

Shipping Charges - International Orders:
1 - 6 exclusive Memory Box sets $33.95
Canadian and International Orders begin shipping Tuesday, March 14

Email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for your order total 
and with any other Memory Box products you would like us to ship at the same time
or call us at (719) 528 - 1338 to place your order.

Check out our Blog, Pinterest Boards and Facebook Albums
for project ideas featuring all our Memory Box exclusive sets.

A special Thanks to Dave and the entire Memory Box team for making these exclusive sets possible. 
Thanks, too, to  Lynne and Shelby for making such beautiful samples!


Welcome to Simple Pleasures website! We are a full-service stamping and scrapbooking store, with over 5700 square feet of products and samples to inspire you as well as a full range of comprehensive paper crafting classes, many of our classes are available as kits and are noted as such in our class descriptions.

We are a member of Crafter’s Home, an elite group of independent scrapbook stores located throughout the world. We are happy to be able to offer special promotions and exclusive products, such as our exclusive Memory Box stamps, because of this partnership that is dedicated to independent crafting stores and the creativity they inspire.

To receive the latest information on store events,  sign up for our weekly email updates where we also offer project ideas and email only specials. We  feature Coupon Specials that you can access on here on the website. Simply print them out and bring them into the store for extra savings on a variety of products.

We look forward to visiting with you, and helping you will all of your stamping, photo preservation, and paper crafting needs!

Cathy and the Simple Pleasures Crew

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