SIMPLE PLEASURES 

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

Jim Hankins Classes

Registration now OPEN for Jim Hankins classes.
Scroll down for all the details, then give us a call to register!
(719) 528 - 1338


 

 

 

 

Celebrating 21 Years

 
 
 21 Birthday
 THANK YOU
for 21 wonderful years!
 
We're celebrating All Year Long
exclusive products and VERY Special Guests
 
John Creighton Petersen
Richard Garay
Tracy Weinzapfel 
Jenny Griffiths
Jim Hankins, the Gentleman Crafter.
Stay Tuned for details on our special guests!
 
Get on 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

 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!!!

Exclusive 2016 Memory Box Sets

 Available Only  at Simple Pleasures 

MBOE B Just for You Poppies Sets in pkgs

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

 Email us at
mailings@simplepleasuresstamps.com
or call us at (719) 528 - 1338 and

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

Welcome to SimplePleasures.com!
Jim Hankins Classes Print E-mail
Our Blog - Classes
Sunday, 21 August 2016 00:00

Jim Hankins, The Gentleman Crafter 
is coming to Simple Pleasures
September 23 - 25

TGC Pic 

Full of Southern charm, Jim Hankins is truly a Gentleman Crafter! 
Known for creating intricate 3-D art projects and his use of innovative mixed media techniques.
Jim has designed projects for Graphic 45, Tim Holtz and Dyan Reaveley of Ranger Industries.
 
Jim loves traveling the country, teaching classes online and in person and reaching out to
fellow crafters to share his love of techniques and album construction.


 Mark your calendars - save the dates - and register now for these workshops.
Give us a call to register.
(719) 528 - 1338

 Note on all Guest Instructor Workshops: 
Purchased spots for guest instructor classes are non-refundable.If we have a wait list and 
can fill you spot, we will issue you an In-Store Credit for your registration fee. 
Otherwise, you are welcome to try to find someone to take your spot.


 

 JH NP Luminary

 North Pole Luminary (Santa's House)

This two-story house, home to Mr & Mrs Claus, is loaded with detail, festive
trim and window boxes to adorn. Put tea lights inside and watch the magic
come alive when light appears thru the windows adding a cozy warm glow to your room.
 All chipboard and papers will be cut to fit so no tracing and cutting are required.
 This project will be using the new Graphic 45 St Nicholas collection.

Friday, September 23
9:00am - 4:30pm
$125

 

 

 

 

JH Traveling Valise 

 JH TV Open 

The Traveling Valise

 A fun project to make to store anything!
Originally designed to hold change at the top and watches at the bottom, 
the Valise would be awesome for an assortment of art supplies when you hit the road. 
This project will be using the Graphic 45 CityScapes collection. 

 Friday, September 23
5:30 - 9:30pm
$105 

 

 

 

 

 

JH CCS

 Cornelia's Candy Shoppe Luminary

 Cornelia's Candy Shoppe is full of sweet surprises! Cornelia's features a two-story
shop with a flat-railed roof over the door. A really cool round bay window
in the front adds to the sweetness of the festive trim and window boxes to
adorn as you'd like. Place Tea Lights inside and watch the magic come alive
when light appears thru all the windows adding a cozy warm glow to your
room. All chipboard and papers will be cut to  fit so no tracing and cutting are required.
This project will be using the new Graphic 45 St Nicholas collection.
Please Note: If you want to add candy jars to the windows, this will need to be
done when making the piece. Please bring candy sprinkles and the (9) piece
 set of Idea-ology corked vials if you want to add them to your candy shoppe. 

Saturday, September 24
9:00am - 4:30pm 
$125 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 JH CC

Carol's Caddy

A cool, fun and functional caddy project that holds and catches everything
from remote controls, notes, office supplies and on and on ... the ideas are
limitless! This class will be using the Graphic 45 Safari Adventures collection.

Saturday, September 24
5:30 - 8:30pm
$85 


  

 

 

 

 JH BCC

 Bavarian Cuckoo Clock

 Jim's Bavarian Cuckoo Clock is reminiscent of the ones made by the
craftspeople in The Black Forest of Germany. It features a working clock
with pendulum and is modeled after the romantic chalet clocks. This Bavarian Cuckoo Clock
doesn’t actually cuckoo or chime but is a beautiful functional clock to adorn
your walls. The new Graphic 45 St Nicholas collection will be used for this project.
All chipboard AND papers will be cut to fit so no tracing and cutting are needed.
Feel free to bring flat nose pliers if you have.

 Sunday, September 25
Noon - 5pm
$135

 

 

 Basic Supplies to Bring for Classes 
Basic tool kit including craft knife,paper trimmer, scissor, paper piercer, craft mat,
wet & dry adhesives, 1 4 or 3/8in Score-Tape, Glossy Accents, FineLine Bottle applicator
with
white matte craft glue (Jim likes to use PPA, Perfect Paper Adhesive), favorite
adhesive for applying large sheets of patterned paper to chipboard, pencil, pen, sanding
block or emery board, ink blending tool, your choice of Black Soot, Walnut Stain or
darker Distress ink, ink applicator tool, bone folder and Score-Board. Feel free to bring
metallic rubs or quick-drying metallic paints if you'd like.

 

Mark your calendars - save the dates - and register now for these workshops.
Give us a call to register.
(719) 528 - 1338 

Note on all Guest Instructor Workshops: 
Purchased spots for guest instructor classes are non-refundable.If we have a wait list and 
can fill you spot, we will issue you an In-Store Credit for your registration fee. 
Otherwise, you are welcome to try to find someone to take your spot.

 

SPECIAL LODGING RATES 
MCM Elegante, 6450 N. Academy Blvd is providing special room rates 
in conjunction with Jim's workshops for those of you who want to 
"Stay and Play" for more than just a day! Just give them a call at 
(719) 590 - 1111 and tell them "Simple Pleasures Mixed Media" for rates 
that are better than their online room rates.Continental Breakfast included.

 
Tammy Tutterow Inspired Classes Print E-mail
Our Blog - Classes
Sunday, 17 July 2016 00:00


A day FULL of Tammy Tutterow inspiration at Simple Pleasures 
with Tammy Tutterow's Spellbinders stamps, dies and embossing folders.

Shelby Thomas is hosting this day of card making 
and Mixed Media Altered Art fun, with classes inspired by Tammy Tutterow's new products.


Tammy Tutterow Inspired Cards
Saturday, September 10, 10am 
Also Available as a Kit 

ST TT Card Oranges

 You'll be making 4 cards using the awesome new Tammy Tutterow stamps, dies and
embossing folders. You'll color, get a little inky and try a few (or more) techniques to create 
your masterpiece cards!
BRING: Wet and dry adhesives, trimmer, scissors, craft mat, favorite coloring medium (Copics
and Zig markers available for use in class), foam blending tool,Perfect Layers too if you have,
cutting knife, water mister. $28

Optional Supplies: Craft sanding block, favorite distress in pads and stains, distress paint (picket fence). 

 

 Tammy Tutterow Inspired Mixed Media Altered Wall Hanging
Saturday, September 10m 1:30pm

 ST TT Wall Hanging

 Nothing brings in Fall like hand-crafted decor. In this class, we'll be playing with
stains, paints, inks, dies and stencils to create your own unique altered wall decor. You'll
also have the choice to cut and color fabric flowers made with the new Tammy Tutterow/Spellbinder
dies. BRING: Wet (dreis clear) and dry adhesives, trimmer, scissors, craft mat, water mister,
12-15 size flat brush, small round brush. Optional: Favorite acrylic paints. $38

Mark your calendars - save the dates - and register now for these workshops.
We hope you will be able to join us for these Tammy Tutterow inspired classes
! 

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

 
Jim Hankins Classes Print E-mail

Registration now OPEN for Jim Hankins classes.
Scroll down for all the details, then give us a call to register!
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2016 Memory Box Exclusives - ONLY at Simple Pleasures Print E-mail
Our Blog - Memory Box
Written by Cathy Smith   
Saturday, 13 February 2016 00:00

  

 MBOE B Just for You Poppies Sets 2016

 We're Celebrating our 21st Anniversary
with TWO new exclusive Memory Box sets 
 created just for Simple Pleasures

 Poppies Stamps/Die Set
AND
Just for You Dies Set

Memory Box
Poppies Stamps and Die Set 

features Three Stamps and a Same Size Poppy Die

 MBOE B Poppies with dies 

 The message stamp has a single Poppy Flower mounted on the end of the stamp.

 Here's a card by Shelby Thomas, Memory Box design team member,
featuring our new Poppies Stamps and Die Set.

MBOE B ST Poppies where flowers 

 

 Our second Exclusive 2016 Memory Box Set
is our
 Memory Box Just for You Dies Set 

featuring six messages that can be used
with the Just die.
This die set comes packaged with a magnetic sheet for convenient storage 
with a bonus stamp on the end of each wood mounted sentiment.

 MBOE B Just for You Set with Dies

 

 This card, by Shelby Thomas, features the Poppies Stamps/Die set
and the Just for You dies set.

 MBOE B ST Just Because Card

 

And how about this card by Lynne, 
which would make a great gift card holder!

 MBOE LK Just Because Card dies

 

And this very special layout by Lynne,
"Just Breathe"

 MBOE B LK Just Breathe Layout

 

These sets can be used separately or combined them for endless possibilities!
Stop in 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 we'll be happy to send these exclusive Memory Box sets your way!

The Poppies Stamps and Die Set is $33.95 
and the Just for You Dies Set is $35.95 

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

                                                                                                            
 2013 Daisy Stamp/Die Set $24.95 
                                             
MBOE B Daisy Set 2013 
 
                                                                                                                               
 
 
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

 

 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 $6.95
3 - 6 exclusive Memory Box Sets $7.95

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 15


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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