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Featured Card Showcase - "Making a Splash!" Print E-mail
SP Card Club Exchange
Written by Angela Crandall   
Sunday, 03 July 2011 00:00

"Making a Splash!" - Featured Card Showcase

This month's theme was a fun one! There were ships, beaches, fish, mermaids...and lots of water! Another round of interesting designs by talented artists. There are plenty of details to see in this group of cards and techniques, too.

Take a look at this month's featured card by Evie B.

Too cute, right?

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Do you recognize the buried bear? That cutie-patootey is from Great Impressions. If you like him, we just might still have a few of these left...

Evie added some great texture using a product that included clear adhesive with the sand. One way you could get a similar result is by using Diamond Glaze and pouring sand over the wet areas.. No sand? How about using some Antique Linen Distress Embossing Powder and using a little ink to give the project a little more dimension? I think you'd get some great results!

Die cut palm trees and Liquid Pearls accented waves really helped this card to shine!

Does this get your creative wheels spinning? Join us for the next round of Simple Pleasures' Card Exchange. July's theme "Christmas in July" is the perfect opportunity to get a head start on those Christmas cards! Remember for every set of 10 (of the same) cards that you make and turn in by the deadline of Saturday, July 16, before 6pm, you will get 9 in return (1 is for the display board.) This is a great way to increase your Christmas Card stash!

Here are some upcoming themes:

August: "Thinking of You"

September: "Fall Fun"

October: "Tag - You're It!" 

The Card Club Social Print E-mail
SP Card Club Exchange
Written by Angela Crandall   
Sunday, 26 June 2011 07:21

Our first Card Club Social was great! We had a wonderful night hanging out with the Card Swap Exchange participants that were able to attend our get together last Wednesday. The evening began with yummy food...cheesecake, wings, crackers and dips, one savory and one sweet, tortilla roll-ups, fruit and more! No one was leaving hungry!

After everyone enjoyed a bit of the culinary goodness, there were games to play and prizes to be won...door prizes for attending, prizes for 'The Tray Game' and 'Guess the Designer' of this year's inaugural Card Swap Exchange and a Show and Tell of this month's "Making a Splash!" cards.

CC Social

We even had a participant cross hundreds of miles, through sun and rain to get to our party...wondering who this devoted attendee was?

Cathy's mom, Jeanette! She wasn't able to actually be with us, but sent a letter and a picture to let us know how much she enjoys the cards and creativity. We made sure she knows how much we appreciate her, too!

Did you miss the fun? It's not too late to join in...stop by the store & pick up a copy of the guidelines. Hope to see you at the next Card Club Social!


In the Spotlight - Christmas Iris Folding Print E-mail
Written by Angela Crandall   
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 00:00

Did you know that Iris Folding is a technique that originated in Holland? Yeah, me neither! What I do know is that Linda's Christmas Iris Folding class is Saturday, July 2 and begins at 10:00am.


A little bit of foil paper, a little bit of bling and glitz and you've got yourself some gorgeous creations!

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Learn how fun and easy it is to make these 3 Iris Folded cards. Why not get a head start on those Christmas cards, too?!

Take a break from your summer and enjoy a class at Simple Pleasures. Stop by and view " The Wall" of samples and pick up a schedule. There's always something in the works...hope to see you soon!

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 July 2011 22:27
Make Your Own Distress Stickles Sample Chart With Us! Print E-mail
Written by Cathy Smith   
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 00:00


Distress Stickles

Join us from 2 - 4pm this Thursday afternoon to make a sample color chart of all 41 colors of distress stickles. You'll love having this chart as a quick reference of the colors available as you work on your crafting creations! Your $5 cash donation  to benefit the Visiting Nurses Association (all monies stay in the Colorado Springs area) is all you need to bring!

See you Thursday!

In the Spotlight - Distress Workshop Series: Girly Grunge Print E-mail
Written by Angela C.   
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 00:00

Has your mojo taken an unexpected vacation? Need some creative play time and encouragement? Join Angi for this installment of her Distress Workshop Series: Girly Grunge, Friday, June 17 at 5:30pm.

In this techniques class, you will add to your ‘tech deck’ another set of fun ideas that you’ll be able to use over and over again. You’ll get to choose your own colors and style to finish off or add to your projects. Vintage, Victorian, Funky…make it your’s!

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Big Shot, Sizzix dies and embossing folders, fabric, Grungepaper and lots of fun products to create your own customized embellishments.

Don’t forget – this is a “No White Zone” class! Bring an apron/cover-up and if you have them a craft mat and heat gun. You’ll play with Distress Inks, shimmer mists, and Crackle Accents to name a few… (Alcohol inks will be used also. If you don’t want stained fingers bring gloves!)

Come play!

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