SIMPLE PLEASURES 

Your home grown Colorado Springs
Stampin' and Scrappin' headquarters!

Celebrating 20 Years

 
 
 20th celebration
THANK YOU
for 20 wonderful years
sharing our papercrafting pleasures with YOU! 
 
We're celebrating All Year Long
with exclusive products and some VERY Special Guests including
 
Shelby Thomas
Jenny Griffiths
Julie Nutting
Tammy Tutterow
Stephanie Ackerman
Marjie Kemper
 
Get on our Advance Notice Wait List
for 48 hours advance registration for these guests
or calling us at (719) 528 - 1338. 

 

New Arrivals & Exciting Classes

 

 Clean Color Display

Clean Color Real Brush Pens 

 

Yes!  Send me Email Announcements!

 

for all the latest product arrivals, announcements, 

and news on classes

 

 Prima Premier Store

 WooHoo - we are PROUD to be one of only 10 
Prima Premier Stores in the United States!!!

  

 

Special Guest Announcements here, too!

Exclusive 2015 Memory Box Sets

 and Memory Box classes

 2015 Exclusives

 

 2015 Memory Box Exclusives

 Available Only
 at
Simple Pleasures

 

See our Blog for more details
on these exclusive sets.

We carry all the
 Memory Box and Poppystamp dies
and are happy to ship them to you.


 Email us at
mailings@simplepleasuresstamps.com
and we'll answer all your questions
and get your order on its way to you!

Check out our class listing for special
Memory Box Classes 
which can be shipped as class kits! 

Welcome to SimplePleasures.com!
Stephanie Ackerman Classes at Simple Pleasures Print E-mail
Our Blog - Classes
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:00

Stephanie Ackerman Classes 
at 
Simple Pleasures  

August 8 & 9, 2015

  SA Logo 

 Stephanie Ackerman, 
 mixed media artist, teacher and designer for Sizzix, Unity Stamps, Purple 
Onion Designs
as well as the Documented Faith Bible Journaling series. Whether it's
 paper, fabric, dough or paint, Stephanie is creatively inspired by her passions and personal 
journey in life. From her faith and family to past experiences and just ordinary everyday
moments, Stephanie is masterful at using her designs to celebrate life's treasures.
and interest to her projects. 

Mark your calendars - save the dates - and register now for class
with this very talented designer and instructor.

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

 Better Together Tag Portfolio
Saturday, August 8, 5:30 - 7:30pm

 SA Better Together

Join Stephanie for this "flippin" fun photo tag portfolio featuring Stephanie's Sizzix 
tag dies. There's room for photos and fun additions with the Tim Holtz Big Chat and
Small Talk word stickers, too. BRING: Trimmer, scissors, double-sided tape and
photos (5 horizontal wallet sized photos and 4 vertical wallet size photos). $45

 

 

 Bible Journaling & Lettering 
"Inside and Outside the Margins" 
Saturday, August 8, 8 - 11pm

SA Bible Supplies

 

 SA Genesis

 So you want to create and journal in your Bible margins, but are hesitant ... 
you're not alone and we'll tackle it together, from putting that pen down on the 
page of your Bible. What if you don't have a Journaling Bible? The rumors are true 
and there seems to be a nationwide shortage of the Journaling Bibles, which is not a 
bad thing, but if you don't have one, you might want to consider a Moleskin Journal/
planner. The pages are similar in weight and color and it takes out some of the anxiety of 
creating in the Bible. Once you practice and gain some confidence, then you can jump 
into the Bible. 

The first half of the workshop, Stephanie will talk about how to start and what to 
start with. Then we'll play with simple lettering, shading, coloring and a little 
stamping. The second half of the workshop we'll experiment with paints, stamps, 
additional lettering and some simple embellishments with patterned paper and 
washi tapes. BRING: Journaling Bible and/or Moleskin Journal Planner (blank or 
lined that pages can be torn out of, pencil, white eraser, assorted washi tapes 
and scraps of patterned paper (or patterned Project Life cards that can be cut up 
for tabs), glue stick, basic watercolors and water brush, Zig Platinum marker, Uniball 
Signo Ultra Micro Black pen and micro black pen. $55

 

 


Hope Notes Workshop
Sunday, August 9, 11am - 2pm

 SA Hope Notes

 

 SA Hope Notes Boxes

Every single one of us needs a reminder that we are loved, that we matter and that
there is hope. Together we'll create little cards that will hold these reminders.
Reminders that will be kept with us and reminders that will be given away. We'll create
two die cut boxes and five cards for each box. Each card can be embellished as you wish with
washi, stamps, stencils and more and the boxes will hold the cards you create. This box
is also the perfect size to hold gift cards, sweets and the popular INSTAX sized instant photos. 
BRING: Signo white pen, Multi Matte Medium/Ranger Glue & Seal, 2-3 foam brushes, 
Black Soot Distress Marker, Craft Mat, assorted Distress Paints and stencils. $55

 

 
Bible Journaling & Lettering 
"Inside and Outside the Margins" 
Sunday, August 9, 3 - 6pm 
(See description above)

 SA Bible Supplies

 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.

 
Marjie Kemper Mixed Media Artist is coming to Simple Pleasures Print E-mail
Our Blog - Classes
Saturday, 20 June 2015 00:00

Mixed Media Artist,
Marjie Kemper is coming to 
Simple Pleasures  

 for three days of
Mixed Media and Art Journaling workshops
focusing on Ranger Ink and Tim Holtz products and techniques.
It will be a weekend full of inky and painty hands and fun!

September 25 - 27, 2015

  MK Pic

 

 Marjie Kemper
 is a long-time paper crafter and Certified Ranger Educator
whose hands are usually colored with ink and paint. Mixed Media and
Art Journaling are her current passions. Marjie's style is contemporary
with an emphasis on color, texture and layering. She teaches classes nationwide
and loves working with stamps and stencils while adding layers of color, texture
and interest to her projects.

Marjie's work is represented in many publications including Craft Industry Today,
Somerset Studio, Somerset Studio Gallery, Altered Couture, The Stamper's
Sampler, Take Ten, Cloth Paper Scissors Gifts and other publications.

It is a real treat to have one of the best in Mixed Media come to Simple Pleasures
and we hope you will be able to join us for Marjie's workshops!

Mark your calendars - save the dates - and register now for class
with this very talented designer and instructor.

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

  

 All Day Art Journaling
Artsypalooza

Friday, September 25, 9:30am - 8pm

 MK Art Journaling

 Join Marjie for an immersion into Art Journaling in this brand new
Art Journaling Artsypalooza Workshop she created just for
Simple Pleasures! Our full day event consists of 9 hours of
art journaling creativity including a light snack and a dinner break
(dinner's on us!). Marjie will offer a variety of instruction including building
backgrounds, color blending, layering, working with stamps and stencils, and
embedding texture in your journals. 

We'll work with a variety of materials including Ranger Distress Inks,
 Dylusions Ink Sprays, Distress Stains, DecoArt fluid acrylic paints, Pan Pastels,
pastes, gesso and gelatos. Stamps and stencis, too, as Marjie shares
 her tricks to building up beautiful layers of interest on your pages. $175
Class fee includes the Large Dyan Reaveley Dylusions Art Journal.

***********
Journal intrigued, but not quite ready for the ENTIRE 
9-hour Artsypalooza?!?
Get on the Wait List for the first part of the workshop - the 3hr session,
 "You'll Get Wet on This Ride ... Using Wet Stuff in Your Art Journal"
 Friday, Sept 25 from 9:30 - 12:30.We will open registration September 7
on a space available basis for this  segment of Marjie's Artsypalooza.  $75
Attendees of this session will receive the 
Small Dyan Reaveley Dylusions Art Journal.

 


Demystifying Distress Inks & Dylusion Ink Sprays
Saturday, September 26, 9am - 3:30pm
(includes a 1/2 hour break)

 MK Demystifying

Marjie is bringing loads of products for you to experiment with in
this class. You'll learn multiple techniques using Ranger Distress stains and
 Dylusions Ink Sprays in this action-packed technique class. Learn how to layer and
blend these products to build up fabulous backgrounds. Using small
surfaces (ATCs), you'll create an accordion book full of stunning  mini-works.

Stamps, stencils UTEE, embossing paste and Perfect Pearls will also be part
of this class. The techniques you'll learn can easily be used to re-ceate in any size or style
including stamping, art journaling, card making and scrapbooking. 

 

 
Building Backgrounds with Distress
Saturday, Sept 26, 4:30 - 7:30pm

 MK Build

Discover a variety of ways to use Ranger Distress Inks and
Distress Stains to build beautiful layered backgrounds suitable for all types 
of mixed media projects. Marjie shares multiple tips and tricks using these and 
other Ranger products. You'll be able to save your tags in the 
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Worn Cover Binder that you will receive in class.

 

 

Tantalizing Techniques Assemblage
Sunday, September 27, Noon - 6pm

 MK Tantalizing

Join Marjie to create a beautiful Shadowbox to display in your home or give as a 
unique, special gift. Work with Ranger's Distress Inks, Distress Markers, Distress Stains,
 Perfect Pearls, Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) and more. You'll learn 
fabulous techniques with ink blending, stenciling, embossing and creating 
faux suede as you create your shadowbow with the 7 Gypsies 16" x 12", 10-section
 Printers Tray
provided for you in this fun class.

 Supplies to bring for Marjie Kemper's classes: 
Click the "Classes" link at the top of this page for the 
Student Supply List for each of Marjie's classes.

 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.

 

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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Welcome to Simple Pleasures Blog! Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 February 2015 00:00
Check our blog for updates and news about events, arrivals, classes and techniques!
 
2015 Memory Box Exclusives - ONLY at Simple Pleasures Print E-mail
Our Blog - Memory Box
Written by Cathy Smith   
Saturday, 14 February 2015 00:00

  

MBOE 2015 Both 

  

 New exclusive Memory Box sets created just for Simple Pleasures
to commemorate our 20th Anniversary.

 TWO Special Sets, available exclusively at Simple Pleasures 

 Cherry Blossom Stamps/Dies Set

AND

Sentiments Stamps Set

 

Memory Box
Cherry Blossoms Stamps and Dies Set 

featuring Four Stamps and Four Matching Same Size Dies

Why so many components?!?

So we can 3D the flower petals
and have a butterfly fluttering about!

And, no fussy cutting,

the dies cut your stamped images for you! 

 

 Cherry Blossom Set

 

 

Cherry Blossom Images 

 

 Here is a layout with the new
Cherry Blossoms Branch Stamps and Dies Set.

 

Cherry Blossom Layout 

 and a closeup of the Cherry Blossoms 
stamped and die cut

 

 Cherry Blossom Closeup

 

 

 Our second Exclusive 2015 Memory Box Set
is our

 Memory Box Sentiments Stamps Set 

featuring four sentiments stamps 
with a bonus stamp on the end of each wood mounted sentiment.

 

 Exclusive Sentiments Set

 

 

 2015 Exclusive Memory Box Sentiments

 

 

 Here are a couple of cards with the sentiments stamps 
and the butterfly stamp and die.

 Lynne's "Find Joy in the Ordinary" card

 Find Joy in the Ordinary

 

 

 and Shelby's "Butterfly Kisses" Card

 Butterfly Kisses

 


Use these sets separately or combine them for many more possibilities!

You can stop in to the store to pick up these lovelies to add to your stamp and 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 and we will be
happy to send these exclusive Memory Box sets your way!

The Cherry Blossoms Branch Stamps and Dies Set is $43.95 
and the Sentiments Stamps Set is $31.95 

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


Shipping Charges - US and APO Addresses:

1 - 2 exclusive Memory Box Sets $6.95

3 - 6 exclusive Memory Box Sets $7.95


Shipping Charges - Canada:

1 -  6 exclusive Memory Box sets $21.50

Shipping Charges - International Orders:

1 - 6 exclusive Memory Box sets $25.95


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.

Check back to our Blog, Pinterest and Facebook Pages -
we will definitely be adding samples featuring these new sets!

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

 

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Simple Pleasures
5525 Library Lane
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 528-1338

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Monday-Wednesday: 10am-7pm
Thursday: 10am-7pm
Friday: 10am-8pm
Saturday: 9:30am-6pm
Sunday:  Closed

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