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The Buzzzzzzzzzzzzz Print E-mail
Written by Cathy   
Sunday, 17 April 2011 09:18



Lots of buzzzzz at the store - so many new products and great classes!
We hope you'll stop in for a peak at some of the
 new and newly restock goodies, check out our "Wall of Wonder" full of class samples,
and just get inspired.

 We'd love to see you!

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 April 2011 09:42
In the Spotlight - Quick Quotes "Memories Tucked Away" Print E-mail
Written by Angela Crandall   
Monday, 11 April 2011 00:00
SPC Quick Quotes April

Gorgeous, right?

If you are in need of some fabulous pages, 4 12x12 pages, in fact...look no further!

In this Quick Quotes class with Cathy on Friday, April 22 at 2pm, you will be using the "Memories Tucked Away" kit. There are 87 pieces total! What's in the kit? To start with, there are 62 laser diecuts.  These are a must see in person embellishment! They are substantial and the cuts are smooth and unblemished. Not to mention just plain lovely! And that'll want to see the sample page in person just so you can touch the inky petals!

As if that wasn't enough, also included in this kit are flowers, pearl brads, cardstock, chalk ink and more!

What? You don't scrapbook? That's okay. Order a kit or sign up for the class and design and decorate your own cards, boxes, frames...this kit's papers and embellishments will enhance those projects, too!

These kits are limited. Don't miss out - call the store today and reserve your class spot or kit. You won't be disappointed! 

In the Spotlight - Wedding & More Stationery Workshop Print E-mail
Written by Angela Crandall   
Friday, 08 April 2011 00:00

Can you believe Easter will be here in a few weeks?  That means that soon some of you will be preparing for those big events such as weddings and graduations, maybe even those milestones of 25th anniversaries or a Quinceanera (a Hispanic tradition of celebrating a girl’s coming of age – her 15th birthday.)


SPC Wedding Invitations

“I am thankful for the mess to clean up after a gathering because it means I have been surrounded by friends.”

- anonymous

The costs of ordering custom designed stationery thru a stationer for these special events can add up quickly!

Christy knows what you’re going through! In this class you will benefit from her experience! You will learn 3 ways you can create that special occasion stationery, have a clear idea of what you need and how to get it done!

To make the most of your time with Christy, please bring your colors and inspiration pictures, color swatches, etc.

Don’t miss out on this timely opportunity! Call or stop by Simple Pleasures to reserve your seat!

In the Spotlight - Misting, Masks & More Distress Workshop Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 00:00

Do you have some of those shimmer sprays - Glimmer Mists or Perfect Pearls? Not sure what to do with them? Maybe you want to do more than spray cardstock? Check your calendar and call Simple Pleasures to guarantee your place in this fun technique class!

You will learn how to get the look you want using these gorgeous sprays (and even Adirondack Color Washes!), how to make and use masks to get those rich layered looks, even recipes to make your own mists & washes! Spraying cardstock and ribbon are only the beginning...


SPC Misting

This class is another "No White Zone!" Please be sure to bring a cover-up/apron to class; craft mat and heating tool would be great, if you have them, too! See you soon for some colorful spray play!

As in all of Angi's Distress Workshops, by the end of class, you will have created samples of the techniques with instructions using tags that you can keep as a reference deck, even a mini project to try out your favorite techniques!

Did you miss the first Distress Workshop - Beautiful Backgrounds?

At Simple Pleasures we believe in second's one for you! Beautiful Backgrounds is going to be offered just one more time...during the day!

Thursday, April 28, 10:30a-1:00p 

If you would love to learn more about how to get the most of those Tim Holtz Distress Inks and how you can use Perfect Pearls to enhance your projects call Simple Pleasures today!

Exclusive Memory Box Stamps Contest Winners Print E-mail
Memory Box
Written by Angela Crandall   
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 00:00

Have I already mentioned what wonderful customers we have? If I did, it's worth repeating! Along with...




and generous with their talents!

Each entry was to use one or more of Simple Pleasures' exclusive Memory Box stamps to create either a card or an altered 3D item. Very open guidelines. We wondered what kinds of projects we would receive. We shouldn't have worried!

Each and every entry was creative, original and used our 16th Anniversary stamps in beautiful ways. Here is the altered art Grand Prize Winner:


MBO SP Exclusives Alt Proj Winner 411






This is a canvas collage piece using natural found items, handmade paper and our stamps! Love the layers and dimensions of Deanna's piece. Don't you?


It was difficult to choose the winners of the card entries; a tough job for our judges, but I think you'll agree that these cards (and their designers) definitely deserve the recognition!

CONGRATULATIONS KATHLEEN M., our first place card winner!

MBO SP Exclusives Cards Winner KM 411

I absolutely love the subtle details in her card.The layers of ink and the way she used parts of the stamps to create the scene. Did you notice the sun and moon?

The judges couldn't agree on one runner up, so we have two!


MBO SP Exclusives Cards RunnerUp SR 411

Check out the paper how Sarah used the flowers in different elements on her card...the stamps, the paper  rose, the words and the vintage colors.

MBO SP Exclusives Cards RunnerUp AW 411

Where there are flowers, there are bound to be butterflies! Aubrey's butterflies are embossed in gold, as is the bloom stamp and seem ready to flutter off this card!

Not only did all of these gals create dazzling cards, they created matching envelopes, carrying the theme of their card designs to the plain white wrapper. Wouldn't you love to receive any of these mini works of art?

I bet you're wondering what the other card entries looked like...well here's a glimpse!

MBO SP Exclusives All Cards Contest 411



Next time you're in Simple Pleasures, check out the board with all of the entries to see the details close up. We're sure you'll be inspired!

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