SIMPLE PLEASURES 

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

Exciting New Classes and Guests

Click the CLASSES link above for ourschedule. Email us to be on our 48 Hr Advance Notice Registration List for Julie Nutting's visit in May.
April 24-25 Special Guest: Memory Box Designer Jenny Griffiths

May 29-30 Special Guest: Julie Nutting 

Welcome to Our Blog!

Hooray .... our blog is up and running! Check here often for updates and news about events, arrivals, techniques and more! Stay Tuned!



Featured Card Showcase - "Cards for Him" Print E-mail
SP Card Club Exchange
Written by Angela Crandall   
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 00:00

"Cards for Him" - Featured Card Showcase

You know we couldn't very well have "Cards for Her" (see our Featured Card Showcase from April 27th!) and not have "Cards for Him!" So this month, our card crafters put away the girlie pinks and glitzy glitters and cranked out some paper projects you could give the men in your life to let them know you're thinking of them! For some, masculine cards are difficult since the boys tend to not like too much ribbon, much sparkle and cutesy is definitely not what they want in a card, but stop by Simple Pleasures to be inspired. After all...Father's Day is just around the corner!

To get you started check out our "Cards for Him" featured card created by Kathleen M. - there's nothing girly about this card!

SPCC 511 Cards for Him

Kathleen used a variety of fun products on her card:

Tim Holtz dies

Alpha stamps

Vintage Photo and Antique Distress Inks

She even used adhesive backed foam! (You've got to see this card in person and find out how she creatively used foam on this card!)

Kathleen really did a great job on this card...INSIDE and out! (Hint: there's an old jalopy in this card...)

I know some of you are organized and already working on the next month's cards. For those of us that take things a little slower, here's a reminder of some upcoming themes:

July: "Christmas in July"

August: "Thinking of You" 

September: "Fall Fun"

Jump in any time, when you can! No sign ups, no obligation! Just remember to drop your cards off by the close of business on the 3rd Saturday of the month to participate! (You can always drop them off early, if it's more convenient for you! Just let us know what month they are for when you drop them off.) If you need a copy of the guidelines, stop by the store and pick them up! (The basic guidelines ensure that everyone gives and receives good quality cards!)

June's theme "Making a Splash" should be a fun one! I'm sure we are all looking forward to warmer weather, long days and fun in the sun! Need a little help? How about using bright colors, fun fibers and big embellishments; thoughts of water, golf and sunshine, relaxation... 

Don't forget: if you want to participate in our June Card Club Exchange your 10 (of the same design) cards are due no later than Saturday, June 18, before 6pm.

**For those of you who have participated in one of our Card Club Exchanges or are participating in our current exchange "Making a Splash" we invite you to join us for our Card Club Social on Wednesday, June 22 from 6 - 8pm. This will be a fun evening where everyone can meet their new card-crafting frineds .... light refreshments will be provided. Feel free to bring a finger food favorite to share, too!

We are still collecting cards and card making supplies for those in the Tuscaloosa, AL area. Feel free to make a few extra cards (please include envies) or bring some in from your stash!

A big THANK YOU to those that have already donated -  know that you are making a difference! Simple Pleasures' customers are simply The Best!

 

 
Open Memorial Day Print E-mail
General
Written by Cathy Smith   
Saturday, 28 May 2011 10:05

M Day

Open Memorial Day

10am - 4pm

 
In the Spotlight - Firecracker Vintage Projects Print E-mail
Classes
Written by Angela Crandall   
Sunday, 22 May 2011 00:00

Red, white and blue! Those are the colors you will see while working with Holly in this vintage American projects class on Friday, June 3 at 5:30pm. You will craft several items to include an embellished box, 4 cards and embellished tags, too. Lots of layers, fiber and patriotic fun!

 SPC Firecracker 611

Love the cherries behind George! 

Don't forget to bring adhesives (wet, dry and foam) and sanding block; an Antique Linen Distress Ink pad is needed, too! If you don't have all of these items, just come to class a little early and we'll help you find them.

Not signed up for this class, yet? Stop by the store or call to reserve your spot in this class before it fills up! See you soon! 

 
Spellbinders exclusive dies! Print E-mail
Products
Written by Cathy Smith   
Thursday, 19 May 2011 11:19

Spellbinders Paper Arts and Crafter's Home (Simple Pleasures is a part of this organization)
are excited to introduce FIVE NEW die template sets

 sold exclusively through our stores thru July.

Check these out

SPE Exclusive CH Dies

We should have all of the dies in about a week - but don't hesitate if you are "bonding" with any of these. We are taking pre-orders for them NOW, and will fill all of the orders on a first come basis. Can't you just envision the gilded birdcage with the luscious Ten Seconds Studio metals, or the butterflies die cut from the metals and then given a stained glass appearance with the Adirondack alcohol inks .... Yowza!

You may also want to follow the Spellbinder's Blog from May 23 - May 27 featuring these dies
http://spellbinderspaperarts.com/blog/spellbinders-summer-surprise-announcement/

Give us a call and we will get you in the queue for one or all of these fabulous dies!

 

 
Reminder ... Friday is Double Punch Day! Print E-mail
Written by Cathy Smith   
Wednesday, 18 May 2011 00:00
Reminder
Friday is Double Punch Day!
Lots of new arrivals to choose from!
 
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