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Marvelous Ribbons from Maya Road Print E-mail
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Written by Cathy Smith   
Wednesday, 18 April 2012 00:00
Lovely, and soooo many possibilities with the new trims and ribbons that we just received from Maya Road.

MR Burlap Stained 1

Shown here, the Maya Road burlap trim, spritzed and stained like a rainbow, then rolled into a beautiful flower.
Their ruffled trim and yellow zipper are used to create borders under the photo. WOW!
And how about this for creativity, a wall of wonders created with the Maya Road zippers by the yard!
Yes, indeed, we just HAD to get it in lots of fun colors!

MR Zipper Flower Wall 2
MR Zipper Flower Wall CloseUp 3 

Here's a close up ---- beautiful!!!

But wait, we are not even done with the zipper fun ...

How about this,

MR Zipper Photo Accents 4

Colored zipper accents to frame the photos .....
or how about this,

MR Zipper Flower Center 5

Rolling the zipper to showcase the button center of the flower!!
OK, I've just gotta admit, that I am seeing all sorts of possibilities with the new Maya Road ribbons and trims (think you guessed that, hmmm)?
Here is the Vintage Tape Measure trim used in an altered collage piece -

 MR Vintage Tape Measure Pink 6

The tape measure trim comes in the sweet pink shown here,
and also in yellow. Yep, I need both colors!!
Last but not least, we can't stop without mentioning the wonderful organdy rosettes, in multiple sizes,
and in multiple colors. Of course, it is easy peasy to stain, mist or dye the white or natural
color rosettes for a real rainbow effect.

MR live your life in full color 7

You got it --- the rosettes shown here were colored!!
Don't you just love it?!?
Stop in to see all the new Maya Road ribbons and trims we got in ...
we just couldn't show them all here -  there are the satin pleat edgings, and ....

Thanks for letting us share, we're in love ... can you tell?
Echo Park New Collections and 16 New Mini Themes Print E-mail
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Written by Cathy Smith   
Thursday, 12 April 2012 00:00
Echo Park ---- Wonderful New Collections!

EPA Mini Themes

Truly Amazing! Echo Park stands out in the scrapbooking and papercrafting industry as STELLAR!

Versatile product lines, double-sided papers that coordinate perfectly with their collections,
excellant customer service (did I mention PRIDE in their work)?!
AND, Echo Park products are manufactured right here in the good ole USA !!
Drum roll please, as we showcase for you all the new Echo Park arrivals at Simple Pleasures!

This & That Collections, in two color schemes

EPA This & That Charming EPA This & That Graceful

Wait, there's more .... how about 16 mini collections?
You heard it right, 16 mini collections in those ever-popular themes we just can't get enough of.
Each mini collection has 3 double-sided papers AND one coordinating cardstock sticker sheet.

and here they are ........... 
EPA Pride & Joy MC 
 EPA Boys MC
             EPA Bundle of Joy MC          

EPA Sunshine MC


    EPA Le Ballet MC   
EPA Hello Spring MC 
                     EPA The Great Outdoors MC                   
 EPA 4th July MC
EPA Melody of Life MC
EPA Just Married MC
EPA Grand Slam MC
EPA All Star MC
EPA Touchdown MC

And last, but definitely NOT least ..... the "Woof" mini collection ....


Stop on in and see these for yourself - they are great additions for all our scrapping projects!
Great Impressions April Stamp of the Month Print E-mail
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Written by Cathy Smith   
Monday, 02 April 2012 00:00
GIM SOM April 2012

Aren't the new April Great Impressions stamps and board lovely? 

Beautiful, classic images including classic frames, a silhouette,butterfly, high heeled shoe, vintage Post Card title and great message stamps to bring them all together.     

As always, one of the monthly stamps, this time the classic Roses, is featured at 40% off for the entire month. Also available, photos of the monthly board to help inspire you once you get home with your goodies and start creating! For even more inspiration, give us a call to join Angi in her Great Impressions Beyond the Board class this month, Thursday, April 26, at 10:30am.

Doodlebug ala carte Button Buffet & Rainbow Card Print E-mail
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Written by Cathy Smith   
Friday, 30 March 2012 00:00
ala carte button buffet

Our ala carte button buffet has a RAINBOW of fun button colors, shapes and sizes to choose from.
So we decided to make a button rainbow card, just to show you!!

We attached lots of fun buttons of various shapes, sizes and color to the Memory Box background paper with Diamond Glaze, and the little clouds were cut out of a sheet of Reminisce "Magical Day" paper and popped up from the card with foam tape. The message stamp, one of the new Memory Box stamps that we have in stock, was inked with a Tombow Marker. 

ala carte card stamped message        
Did you notice the faux stitching around the edges of the card panel? Easy, Peasy - we just pierced our way around the sides of the card using those wonderful holes provided on the Tim Holtz ruler. Then just take a white Sakura Glaze Pen and make a line between every other pireced hole, and there you have it!!

ala carte card

We've added some novel wooden buttons, too, to make this a real smorgasbord - there are primitive hearts, stars, and even some cute wooden gingerbread buttons. Can't wait to add some distress stain or ink to these wooden cuties.

Stop by the Button Buffet, it's located right by the register area. These will be perfect little items to get you to those magical $5 increments for that next punch on your Simple Pleasures key ring!


New Arrivals - Harmonie Winter and Shabby Love Collections Print E-mail
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Written by Cathy Smith   
Monday, 28 November 2011 00:00

Harmonie Logo

Two new collections have arrived from Harmonie and we're excited about them!
Both collections have acrylic stamp sets, lace trims, elegant class a peel stickers
(like the Elizabeth Craft stickers we love to use with the fine glitters and our Copic markers),
intricate chipboard accents and borders ..... and wonderful papers, too.

OK, enough rambling, here are some samples to show you what we mean.

The Harmonie La Banquise Winter Collection:

Cards shown here are using a combination of the papers (including the Kraft Damask), chipboard elements and those classic stickers and trims!

HRM Winter Card         HRM Winter 3 cards

This layout uses several of the papers - check out the CUTE polar bears! Did I say "Polar Bears"?! Oh, yes, there are cute Polar Bears on papers and an acrylic stamp set that's way cute. How about the diecut "doily" paper and chipboard branch? The Harmonie chipboard accents are definitely distress ink and distress stain magnets!

HRM Winter Branch Layout

Here's a look at the Shabby Love Collection and more layout ideas.

HRM Shabby Love      HRM Layout Grouping

Oops, almost forgot to mention that we got in another shipment of the Harmonie Calendar Kits. Hurry in for these, as they are super popular and won't last long!
Here's Lynn's sample of the calendar January sheet, using the La Banquise line, Harmonie acrylic month and date stamps and some Walnut Distress Stain to spiff up the chipboard frame.


HRM DT Calendar
Hope you enjoyed this taste of Harmonie - stop in for more appetizing yummies from this company!


The Savings Continue! Print E-mail
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Written by Cathy Smith   
Friday, 25 November 2011 20:51

Did the time just fly by this past week with the Thanksgiving holiday? What a great time of the year - friends, family and great foods - and so many special memories, too!

No need for alarm if you did not make it into the store - we still have some super values for you on stamps, dies, cutting equipment, and lots of embellishments.

Like Terrifically Tacky Tape

TTTape                just $1.50 per roll!
We've got some great closeouts, too,

 like Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam and Glaze  TAN logo

QK Logo   and more!! We hope you can stop in - we'd love to see you.

And wait till you see the new arrivals --- more details to come!

Crazy for Kits Print E-mail
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Written by Angela Crandall   
Thursday, 24 November 2011 00:00

There are only a few weeks and before you know it...Christmas! Can you believe it?! During this holiday season you may need to come up with a last minute gift or a little something for the hostess; you may want a little something extra for the place settings at dinner or something delightful to place in someone’s stocking - You know the Staff at Simple Pleasures is always ready to help you with your paper crafting needs…this is no exception!


Kits are a great solution to that familiar holiday dilemma – not enough time. We have several different types of kits available, including kits that are available *exclusively at Simple Pleasures to help you with your gift giving needs.


SP Mug Kit


* Coffee Cup Album (perfect for your favorite hot chocolate or tea connoisseur, too!)

You’ve probably seen this fabulous kit at SP. It contains almost everything you need to make a fun ‘coffee’ table book, including patterns and instructions; you supply the pictures and any personal ephemera you might need. There is a sample on display that you can check out the next time you stop by! 


SRM Tube Kits


* Tubes - aka "Instant Treat Kits"!

Ask to see the samples and prepare to be inspired! You can fill the tubes with a myriad of goodies:


snack mix

chocolate – kisses lay ‘just right’ inside the wide tubes!



You could even fill the tubes with coins! These kits are specially priced and include tubes, clear stickers and fibers to get you started.


Twilight Kit


* Twilight Inspired Mini Album (the Red, Black and White color scheme makes this a LOVEly project...)   

Treat your favorite Twilighter with our awesome Twilight inspired mini album - makes documenting 'wickedly' fun! DCWV Immortal Love papers, ribbon, book pages and more included in this kit. See the sample in the store!


Dec Daily Journal


* December Daily Art Journal/Mini Album

It’s the perfect time to put together this mini album to record your December memories, activities and musings! This kit includes an October Afternoon 8x8 pad "Good Cheer", 31 dated tags, plenty of matching cardstock, transparencies, and pockets to help you journal this holiday season.

We also have card kits designed by Bo Bunny, Little Yellow Bicycle envelope mini album kits, chipboard kits and more - you’ll need to stop by the store to see all that we have!

If you need a special themed kit we don’t already have, we have an extensive selection of papers, embellishments and components to help you design your own.

Don’t forget – many of our classes are available as kits, too!

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