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

Our Instructors

Guest InstructorsSimple Pleasures is proud of our talented staff of instructors. These wonderfully creative individuals bring many ideas for techniques and treasures to share with your loved ones.

Occaisonally we have guest instructors who come to share their unique talents and techniques.  Recent guest instructors have included Dave Brethauer, owner of Memory Box Stamps, and Nami from Denami Stamps, and Wendy, an instructor from Denami Stamps.  Watch for more special classes on upcoming schedules!

Take a moment to get to know our wonderful instructors here and then join them for a class!

Cathy Smith

Instructor Cathy SmithAn affection for specialty papers and stationery was the springboard for my stamping journey. When I saw the limitless possibilities for rubber stamping, 21 years ago, I jumped in! The possibilities are still limitless, and I still love the hobby.

My enjoyment of paper techniques, stamping, and creating hand crafted keepsakes led me on a natural progression into scrapbooking. I especially enjoy incorporating stamping and quilting techniques in my cardmaking and scrapbooking applications. Experimenting with new techniques and products, and being innovative with the basics keep these hobbies fun and stimulating for me. Teaching at Simple Pleasures is very gratifying to me; it is a treat to be able to share my passion with others!

Cathy's Classes

Linda Knight

Instructor Linda KnightI'm a confirmed and committed crafter, having enjoyed so many different avenues of crafting over the years - from sewing and cross stitch to beading and clay. But no craft has given me as much enjoyment as stamping, papercrafting and scrapbooking have. As a child, my heart sped up every time I walked into an art supply store - today as an adult, stamp and scrapbooking stores do that for me. I love new techniques, old techniques and new ways to use old products. I especially enjoy making cards, books, boxes, and dimensional items such as the Outlines Ornament.

Other than substitute teaching for a number of years, I'm a relative "newbie" and look forward to sharing with you a really fun "ooh aah" project that is only limited to your own imagination. Stamper's Sampler has published two of my cards that I sent in with my subscription renewal- one was a Christmas card and the other was a Halloween card. Mostly, I enjoy the look on my friends and family's faces as they open a card or gift that I've made and express their approval. It just makes my day.

Linda's Classes

Marianne Clementi

Instructor MarianneI got into scrapbooking when I met my "husband" and his family was into it.  I love taking pictures and making people stand in front of something that I can make a page out of.  I then progressed to the Silhouette and have become the Bling, Bling queen.  Everything alway looks better with Bling.    I enjoy the cutting machines and love to share my experience with others in need of help in this area. 
I currently work as a probation officer but really enjoy my free/work time at Simple Pleasures.  It is totally my stress relief.   Other hobbies include spoiling my little princess Megan (my dog) and spending time with my family and friends.


Our Location

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

Map and Directions

Store Hours

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

Email Archives

Click Here to View our Email Archives