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Featured Card Showcase - "Spring into Easter" Print E-mail
SP Card Club Exchange
Written by Angela Crandall   
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 23:19

“Spring into Easter” – Featured Card Showcase

It’s said that #3 is the charm…and so it was for our March Card Club Exchange! Another stunning group of cards from our talented friends using the monthly theme of Spring into Easter. There were a variety of techniques and a few ‘new’ ones such as Iris folding and airbrushing using Copics.

If you’ve looked ahead at our Card Club Exchange schedule we have a theme for every month to help give you a place to start. Consider it a guideline! This month’s cards included eggs, bunnies, butterflies, cows, flowers, chicks and cranes.

Here’s the March Featured Card, designed by Marianne C.:

 SPCC Spring Into Easter

Isn’t it adorable?! Did you notice all the piecing? Quite a few of the elements were cut out using her Silhouette Machine and then pieced together on her card. The cut up purple ribbon is a nice touch!

Want to know what Marianne used to make her cute card?

Bazzill Cardstock

Silhouette Shapes – Cow C00032, Fence C00872, Sun 1579

We R Memory Keepers Stamp – Peep

Stickles – Silver, Cotton Candy and Lime Green

American Crafts Zing Embossing Powder – Purple

And more!

We even had someone participate by mail! Welcome Michele K., our first long distance Card Club designer! Since she was the first, we thought we’d include her card, too…

 SPCC 311

Sweet, right? There were so many wonderful cards this month. Make the time to stop by Simple Pleasures to see the other cards. It’s definitely worth it!

Even better – join us in April for our “Cards for Her” exchange. Cards need to be turned in by the end of the day Saturday, April 16. Put on those creative thinking caps…can’t wait to see what you come up with this time!

Date Night This Friday Evening! Print E-mail
Written by Cathy Smith   
Wednesday, 23 March 2011 21:27
Join us for Date Night this Friday! 

What is "Date Night" at Simple Pleasures you may be asking?!
Well, it's a fun evening full of SAVINGS GALORE and lots of new products to boot!
This Friday evening we will be featuring a make n take project, FREE, from 5 - 7pm.
We'll be offering amazing, super duper savings on ALL Cosmo Cricket -  
paper packs, chipboards, Tiny Types, and individual papers
 ... from 4 - 8pm. How about 40% off ?!?!?!

So, we hope you will stop in to visit, have fun at our make n take table
 and enjoy some great savings on Cosmo Cricket goodies.
Did we mention, we will also have the Little Yellow Bicycle collection Elizabeth Park
as well as some samples using the new collection!

See you Friday!
In the Spotlight - "Copic Marker Skin & Hair Techniques Workshop" Print E-mail
Written by Angela Crandall   
Tuesday, 22 March 2011 00:00

Have you been using your Copic Markers practicing feathering, tip to tip, fading or any of the myriad of techniques that are possible with these alcohol-based tools?

Do you have Magnolia, Stampavie, or Stamping Bella stamps and want to learn how to color these adorable images?  (If you don’t have any of these, stop by the store and ask us about them!) P.S. - Mini Magnolia stamps have just arrived!!

Now that you’re getting more comfortable using the Copics to feather and blend, would you like to learn more advanced techniques?

SPC Copic Skin

Sign up for this class and explore hair & skin combinations, learn what color combos are recommended and how to make your own, learn how to take your coloring from simple to “Wow!” and make your projects works of art!

You’ll have plenty of time in class to practice the techniques and receive feedback and tips from Caron and even work on a card!

Stop by the store to sign up for this class and pick up the list of suggested colors. Hurry! The Copic classes fill up fast!

Pssst! There is also an Elizabeth Craft Card Class in the know...those gorgeous, suede-feeling glitter & sticker cards we've been raving about?! 

In The Spotlight - Just Rite Cards for Spring Print E-mail
Written by Angela Crandall   
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 00:00

Finally! Some signs of Spring…the changing of the clocks, warmer weather…and Linda’s Just Rite Cards for Spring class!


SPC Just Rite Cards

"In the Spring a fuller crimson comes upon the robin's breast;
In the Spring the wanton lapwing gets himself another crest;
In the Spring a livelier iris changes on the burnish'd dove;
In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love."


In this class you will create beautiful bird and flower themed cards using Just Rite’s 3 ¼” round stamper and coordinating border and center stamps. Just Rite’s stamping system allows precise alignment of the interchangeable parts assuring a just right project every time!

Simple Pleasures carries a wonderful selection of Just Rite stamps. Sentiments for every occasion, mix and match images and even coordinating Spellbinders dies to match!

Don't miss out on this class - call or stop by the store to reserve your space. We'd love to see you!


Reminder ... Friday is Double Punch Day! Print E-mail
Written by Cathy Smith   
Tuesday, 15 March 2011 00:00
Friday is Double Punch Day!
Lots of new arrivals to choose from!
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