SIMPLE PLEASURES 

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Stampin' and Scrappin' headquarters!

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Events


Julie Nutting Guest Teacher at Simple Pleasures Print E-mail
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Written by Cathy Smith   
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 00:00

 Simple Pleasures
is excited to welcome Julie Nutting 
for
Julie Nutting"s All Day Creative Extravaganza
May 29 and 30, 2015

Julie Nutting - Collage Couture Artist 

 JN Pic

 Julie has been creating for as long as she can remember. 
She started drawing fashion figures when she was about nine years old and
continued drawing through college and her first job as an assistant fashion designer.
She grew up in the era of he first really fabulous fashion doll clothes. It was a time when
doll clothes were exact replicas of Dior coats and Balenciaga gowns. When she couldn't
have the clothes she wanted for her dolls, she simply made them from her mom's pretty pastel
hankies or fabric scraps headed for the trash bin. This led to a lifelong love of fashion illustration,
design and sewing.

Julie's work has been featured regularly in publications such as Somerset Studios and Cloth, Paper, Scissors. Her book Collage Couture, published with North Light Books has been a best seller in the craft category worldwide.Her second book, Collage Couture Studios, came out in June 2014. Her successful stamp and product line with Prima Marketing, Inc. featuring her mixed media dolls continues to grow and evolve. Julie teaches worldwide and is currently an educator with Prima Marketing.

Julie lives in sunny California with her husband and two kids, which happens to be dogs.
They have an appetite for travel and gardening. When she's not busy creating, you can find her outside playing in the dirt, growing an abundance of vegetables, herbs and flowers, year round. 

Julie Nutting All Day Creative Extravaganza
Friday, May 29, 9am - 8:30pm
or
Saturday, May 30, 9am - 8:30pm
$185

 JN Canvas Modified

 9am-11:30am - Armoire Tags Workshop
11:30 - 12:30 - Light Snacks
12:30 - 4:30pm - Canvas Workshop
4:30 - 6pm - Dinner Break, Buffet Dinner
6 - 8:30pm - Banner Workshop

BRING: Detail scissors or knife, paper & embellishment glue of choice, pop dots, 4 oz Mod Podge (matte),
1/8 or 1/4 inch hole punch, 1" flat paintbrush and foam brush, size 2 or 4 paintbrush for hair, Brayer and anything you may want to stamp with such as an old paint bottle cap or foam dabbers. Drinks in spill-proof containers.

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.

 

 
Gifts from the Heart are the Best Gifts of All Print E-mail
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Written by Cathy Smith   
Thursday, 02 May 2013 00:00
Scrapbooking those special times with the special people
in our lives is a wonderful to preserve those memories.

 
Our store anniversary is always a very special time for us,
so it was an overwhelming surprise to receive this
album that Cathy's mom made to commemorate
 
Simple Pleasures 18th Anniversary Celebration.
A side note - Mom "says" she doesn't scrapbook, so we
refer to her as a "closet scrapbooker"!

 
18th

 
So here it is.
We want to share this very special album with you -
look closely, you may just see yourself in one of the photos!

 
 SP 18AA Cover

Mom used the Memory Box/Poppystamp

Madison House die set for the rooflines
and windows on the album.

She recreated the styling of the door and windows and  took a picture,
which she miniturized, of the Simple Pleasures sign
to duplicate the actual building.
Actual photos  were also miniturized to show the "view" as
you look into each of the windows.

I spy someone in the window .... really!! 
Here's a closer view looking in the windows.

 
 SP 18AA Front Windows 1

 
 This is the inside front cover of our
18th Anniversary Album.

 
SP 18AA Inside Front Cover 3

 

Staffers Becky and Angie in the left photo
and shopping fun in the right photo.
Memory Box die cut accents the page.

 
 SP 18AA Becky and Angie 4

 
We had a make'n take on Friday, the first day of our
three day anniversary celebration.

The pic below, left side, is  Shelby hosting one station with the eBosser
 where everyone die cut our exclusive Memory Box Rose stamp and die set.
Then an acetate pillow box got embossed on the eBosser, too!

In the photo on the right side, Mom is hosting part two of the make'n take
where Copic markers were used to color
in the stamped, die cut rose.

 
SP 18AA MT Shelby Friday 5

 
Here's a close up of our Memory Box Exclusive Rose Set as it
was being put through its paces!

 
SP 18AA CloseUp Rose Set 6

 
 This is the cutey patootie project ....

 
SP 18AA Rose MT


 
Shopping fun captured in the album here, 
even the guys turn out for the festivities.

 
SP 18AA Shopping Fun 7

 
 In addition to shopping, we have drawings throughout
the three-day anniversary celebration.

So, in prep for the barrage of drawings,
we place numbers on the tile floor all over
the entire store ....... 
sometimes we find a stray number or two
on the floor months later!!!

 
SP 18AA Numbers for Drawings 8


 
 Looks like Becky is helping Mary Kay out in picture below.

What is REALLY amazing is how mom was able to take
so many photos during the event -
as she was sneaking to take them in between
helping on the sales floor, hosting make'n takes,
and taking care of the staff.

 
SP 18AA Shopping Mary Kay 9

 
Below is Suzanne, helping a customer on the
phone. Things were so crazy, noisy, fun that we had to
plug our other ear to try to lessen the din in order
to hear.
 
SP 18AA Suzanne 10

 
Another random pic -
still lovin' the Memory Box accent dies
Mom used throughout the album.

 
 SP 18AA More Shopping 11

 
Els, from Elizabeth Craft Designs, demo'd her dies,
glitters, shimmer sheetz and stickers for the entire day on Saturday.
It was definitely one of the highlights of the weekend ...

Thanks, Els! 

 
 SP 18AA Els Demo 12

 
There was always a crowd around Els -
she had so many great ideas to share.

 
 SP 18AA Pics Els Demo Pics 13

 
Here's Marianne holding down the fort behind the register.

 
SP 18AA Marianne 14

 
 Check out time at the register ...

 
 SP 18AA Check Out Time 15

 
 Whew - that takes us thru Day 2 of our three day celebration,
so by now it was time for some time for sustenance ...
we needed FOOD!

 
SP 18AA Sat Dinner 16

 
 Dessert was an absolute MUST -
after all, we would need lots of energy
for our final day of the anniversary celebration!

 
SP 18AA Elephant Bar Dessert 17

 
 One of the most heartwarming and special things about our
anniversary event is getting to share it with you,
our friends and customers -
without whom we would not be here.

 
 SP 18AA I Spy Pics 18

 
 SP 18AA Cust Pics 19

 
 Shelby had soooooo much info to share with everyone
as she demo'd the eBosser throughout the day.
Shelby embossed acetate and chipboard,
die cut intricate dies as she showed the eBosser magnetic shim,
used the 8 1/2 x 11 eBosser embossing folders
and lots, lots more.

 
Thanks, Shelby!

 
SP 18AA Shelby Demo 20

 
 SP 18AA Shelby eBosser Demo 21

 
We had two make'n take projects on Sunday,
the final day of our anniversary event.

 
Here's Cathy's mom in action hosting a
Memory Box project with our
exclusive Memory Box Daisy set and
the Memory Box Pocket Tag die.

 
 SP 18AA Mom Make n Take 22

 
And here's the cute project everyone got to make!

 
 SP 18AA Daisy MT

 
The second make n take we had on Sunday
was this card that Caron did with an
Impression Obsession cover-a-card background
 stamp and butterfly die.

 
Thanks, Caron.

SP 18AA IOB Card

 
Back to the album.
We had so many activities going on in the store
on the final celebration day, BC,
 our rep from Artistic Paper,hosted his demo with the
eBosser into our classroom for anyone interested -
 such a cool die cutting machine!

 
Thanks, BC!

 
SP 18AA BC eBosser Demo

 
 Mom finished off the commemorative album with a
couple of "behind the scenes" photos of us preparing  to ship our
exclusive Memory Box Rose and Daisy sets.

 
To date, we have shipped these special sets across the US,
including Alaska and Hawaii. Not to mention international shipments
to Canada, Sweden, France, the UK, the Netherlands, Autralia and New Zealand.

 
 SP 18AA Shipping Dept

 
A very special "Thanks" to Dave Brethauer and
the entire Memory Box team for creating these
exclusive sets to commemorate our 18th Anniversary!

 
 MBO Exclusives 2013

 
Hope you enjoyed this recap of our anniversary,
through Mom's album,
even if you weren't here to enjoy it in person with us.

 
We are ever so thankful to be a part of the papercrafting
community and consider it a privilege to be part of your crafting journeys
 and thank YOU for supporting this local, non-chain store.


 
 Without you, we would not be here.

 
Pic Cathy and Mom Summer 2010

 
 Thanks, Mom, for the gift of this wonderful album -
and for your loving support.
You're the Best!!!
 
18th Anniversary Celebration Print E-mail
Our Blog - Events
Written by Cathy Smith   
Saturday, 09 February 2013 00:00
It's a CELEBRATION!!!

 
18th

 
And you are cordially invited to attend ...

 
as a matter of fact,
YOU are the guests of honor
as we celebrate our 18th year as a stamping
and scrapbooking destination in Colorado Springs!

Thank YOU for your friendships and patronage.
We would not be here were it not for you!

 
In addition to our STOREWIDE SALE during
our anniversary celebration Feb 15 - 17
(YES, we are OPEN on Sunday, Feb 17 for this special event)

be sure to bring your SP Tote Bag
for your VERY BEST SALE PRICES ....
no worries if you don't yet have one of our totes,
they are available for purchase even during the event!

 
SP Tote

We have lots of fun planned including
Door Buster Sales
Door Prizes
Demos
and Make n Takes

 
HERE'S the Schedule of Events

 
  Friday, Feb 15, 4 - 7pm: Memory Box Make n Take Part I with Cathy's Mom
Friday, Feb 15, 4 - 7pm: Make n Take Part II with Shelby featuring eBosser and Copics

 
Saturday, Feb 16, 10am - 5pm: Elizabeth Craft Designs demos with Els van de Burgt
Saturday, Feb 16, Noon - 3pm: eBosser demos with Shelby

 
Sunday, Feb 17, 12:30 - 2:30pm: A different Memory Box make n take with Cathy's Mom
Sunday, Feb 17, 12:30 - 2:30pm: Impression Obsession make n take with Caron

 
Be watching your email inbox for more details coming very soon!
 
Don't Miss Our Sizzlin 9 Hour Tote Bag Savings Extravaganza! Print E-mail
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Written by Cathy Smith   
Sunday, 02 December 2012 00:00
We have a Sizzlin' 9 hours of savings for you,
just bring in your Simple Pleasures Tote Bag
this Thursday, December 13, 10am - 7pm
  
That's right, we're hosting our "Fill It Up" Bag Sale
which means for just $20 you can fill your SP Tote Bag
with Clearance merchandise (red-lined in our clearance area)
LIMIT ONE $20 tote bag purchase per household.
SP Tote
Gotta "show" us that your tote bag fits thru your arm and on your shoulder!!
Stop in with your tote for this amazing sale!
***Don't have a SP Tote Bag - NO WORRIES!
We have them available for $12.99 and we have many savings opportunities
throughout the year with our SP Tote Bags!
 
Don't Miss Our Sizzlin 9 Hour Tote Bag Savings Extravaganza! Print E-mail
Our Blog - Events
Written by Cathy Smith   
Sunday, 17 June 2012 00:00
We have a Sizzlin' 9 hours of savings for you,
just bring in your Simple Pleasures Tote Bag
this Wednesday, June 20, 10am - 7pm
  
That's right, we're hosting our "Fill It Up" Bag Sale
which means for just $20 you can fill your SP Tote Bag
with Clearance merchandise (red-lined in our clearance area)
LIMIT ONE $20 tote bag purchase per day per household.
SP Tote
Gotta "show" us that your tote bag fits thru your arm and on your shoulder!!
Don't "fritter" your day away on Wednesday,
stop in with your tote for this amazing sale!
***Don't have a SP Tote Bag - NO WORRIES!
We have them available for $12.99 and we have many savings opportunities
with our SP Tote Bags!
 
Moonlight Madness Sale Print E-mail
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Written by Cathy Smith   
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 22:28

Friday, October 28
5pm - 9pm

Don't miss this spooktacular sale!

Come costumed to be entered in our drawing.
Drawing wil be held at 9pm.
(Must be present to win)

 
It's Trash and Treasure Sale Time! Print E-mail
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Written by Cathy Smith   
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 05:58
Garage Sale
It's time for our FANTASTIC Trash and Treasure Sale!!
This is your chance to get amazing bargains on all sorts of crafting supplies -
stamps, die cutting machines and dies, embellishments, organizers,
You name it, you can probably find it here .... at super savings!


Thursday, Oct. 13, 5 - 7pm is our "Early Bird Charity Event"
Shop the sale FIRST at this event - Admission Fee for the "Early Bird Charity Event" is:
One Bag of Canned Goods for Care and Share
AND
$5 cash or check for the Visiting Nurses Association
Admission fee is required for anyone entering the sale room during our Early Bird Event.


WAIT, there's more on Thursday night ....
Flu Shot Clinic
Thursday, from 5 - 7pm also
The Basic Flu Shot is $25 and will be administered by the VNA
(Whew, aren't you glad to know that we're NOT the ones giving the shots? :)
BONUS: We will gift you a $10 Simple Pleasures merchandise certificate
 when you get your flu shot Thursday evening!!


And the Trash and Treasure savings fun continues, Friday and Saturday - regular store hours.
So  come join us for our Thursday night events,
and then stop back in Friday or Saturday ( or BOTH) as you can't see it all in one visit!!

 

 
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