Debby Schuh Classes coming this June!

Come join us for 2 fun filled days, Friday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 24th with Debby Schuh. If you have never taken a class from her, you are missing out! Her projects are so much fun. Below are the class descriptions and supply lists.  Sign up for 3 or more classes and SAVE $5 per class! If you can’t make it to the class you can still purchase a kit, but call 281-992-3137 to reserve one as she is only bringing a couple of extras.

Friday, June 23 at 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Chasing Dreams – $70

Celebrate new adventures and happy times in this technique-filled book we will make using a Tim Holtz portfolio and beautiful products from the new Crate Paper Chasing Dreams collection. We will re-fashion the inside of the portfolio into a Midori-style scrapbook with little books to hold our favorite photos and stories. With your choice of letters for the front cover, you will be able to personalize your book and make it your own treasured keepsake. As always, your kit will have a large variety of choices in your to customize the cover of your book.  Each kit comes with directions with color photos.

Tools to bring to class: Each person needs their own 12” paper trimmer. Please also bring the following supplies: scissors, pencil, strong tape adhesive, liquid adhesive, foam tape, sanding tool, scoring tool, Crop a Dile, non-stick craft sheet, ink-blending tool with two foam pads – one for ink and one for painting, ink pad to distress stickers (I use a dry Distress ink pad in Vintage Photo), corner rounder punch, white craft paint, craft knife.

Friday, June 23 at 6 PM – 9 PM

Remember the good life with your family and friends and your home and garden with this charming collection of papers and embellishments from Pebbles and Tim Holtz in a new vintage-style album from 7gypsies with over eighty pages in it. This book would also be a perfect place for special recipes and memories of the homes you have lived in. We will fold paper in creative ways to make our book interactive and share techniques that can be used in your other creative projects. All kits come with directions with color photos.

Tools to bring to class: Each person needs their own 12” paper trimmer. Please bring the following items also: scissors, pencil, strong tape adhesive, liquid adhesive, foam tape, sanding tool, scoring tool, Crop a Dile, non-stick craft sheet, ink-blending tool, ink pad to distress stickers, corner rounder punch, stapler.

Saturday, June 24 at 10 AM – 1 PM

This is Paradise Album – $65

I fell in love the minute I saw the new Crate Paper Oasis collection – the vintage tropical images and pastel colors are perfect for capturing the magic of sunny days in pretty places!

Using a Simple Stories scrapbook album filled with an assortment of twelve different page protectors, we will fold paper, alter the page protectors, and create places for lots of stories and photos as we look a mini album in a whole new way. The album will be perfect for your vacation and summer memories with family or girlfriends.

Tools to bring to class: Each person needs their own 12” paper trimmer. Please also bring scissors, pencil, strong tape adhesive, liquid adhesive, foam tape, sanding tool, scoring tool, Crop a Dile, non-stick craft sheet, ink-blending tool, ink pad to distress stickers, corner rounder punch, stapler, standard 2-hole punch – I use the Tim Holtz Binder Punch.

Saturday, June 24 at 2 PM – 5 PM

Celebrate Altered Book– $70

In this technique-filled class we will be using the darling hardcover book, Anne of Green Gables, and taking it apart and putting it back together again as a scrapbook filled with pages from the book, page protectors, and scrapbook pages and pockets. The adorable products from Pebbles and Doodlebug Designs in this overflowing kit are perfect for photos celebrating special occasions or just everyday memories with good friends. You will be able to take the techniques you learn in this class and use them to make any book into a scrapbook for endless book-making possibilities.  Each kit comes with directions with color photos.

Tools to bring to class: Each person needs their own 12” paper trimmer. Please also bring the following supplies: scissors, pencil, strong tape adhesive, foam tape, sanding tool, scoring tool, Crop a Dile, corner rounder punch, stapler, standard 2-hole punch – I use the Tim Holtz Binder Punch, craft knife.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Crop

WHEN: 9am Thursday, August 10th – Sunday August 13th
WHERE: Hilton Houston Nasa Clear Lake- Atlantis Ballroom
3000 Nasa Rd 1,
Houston, TX 77058

COST: $150

Online Registration below or call 281-992-3137

What does the event include?

– T-shirt with our theme!
– FREE parking
– Cropping from Thursday 9am – to Sunday 4pm (room will be open 24×7 for cropping)
– 5×7 photo digitally delivered photo
– Goodie bag
– Door prizes and contests!
– Personal invite to event Facebook page ” 2017″
– Classes available for additional fee

No Siesta Fiesta Crop

WHEN: 9am Thursday, February 9th – Sunday February 12th
WHERE: Hilton Houston Nasa Clear Lake- Atlantis Ballroom
3000 Nasa Rd 1,
Houston, TX 77058

COST: $150

Click HERE to reserve your room at the Hilton!

Online Registration below or call 281-992-3137

What does the event include?

– T-shirt with our theme!
– 6 foot table to crop on!
– FREE parking
– Cropping from Thursday 9am – to Sunday 4pm (room will be open 24×7 for cropping)
– 5×7 photo digitally delivered photo
– Goodie bag
– Door prizes and contests!
– Personal invite to event Facebook page ” 2017″
– Classes available for additional fee

What should you bring?

Jackets or blankets as it might get cold. Extra padding for your chair if you desire. You may bring outside food and snacks. If you plan on needing power for anything, please bring your own electrical cords and extensions. Earphones if you want to listen to music.

Registration is early, and things do come up so we have a very fair cancellation policy. Putting on this event takes a lot of time and investment. Late cancellations not only mean we may be out of money, but there may be people wanting to get in the event that would need to know as soon as possible, or they make other plans. Late cancellations also mean we have to fill the spot and rearrange the whole floor plan to fit them in and take you out. We start working on the floor plan at the beginning of January. Cancel by January 1st, 2017 to receive a full refund. After January 1st there will be no refund if you cancel.

Candyland Mega Crop Registration

WHAT: “Croppin’ in Candyland”

WHEN: 9am Thursday, July 21st – 4pm Sunday July 24th
WHERE: Hilton Houston Nasa Clear Lake- Atlantas Ballroom
3000 Nasa Rd 1,
Houston, TX 77058
Room rates coming soon!

COST: $125

Online Registration coming soon. Call the store to sign up now! 281-992-3137

What does the event include?

– T-shirt with our Croppin in Candyland theme!
– 6 foot table to crop on!
– FREE parking
– Cropping from Thursday 9am – to Sunday 4pm (room will be open 24×7 for cropping)
– 5×7 photo
– Goodie bag
– Door prizes and contests!
– Personal invite to event Facebook page “Croppin’ in Candyland 2016”
– Classes available for additional fee

What should you bring?

Jackets or blankets as it might get cold. Extra padding for your chair if you desire. You may bring outside food and snacks. If you plan on needing power for anything, please bring your own electrical cords and extensions.

Registration is early, and things do come up so we have a very fair cancellation policy. Putting on this event takes alot of time and investment. Late cancellations not only mean we may be out of money, but there may be people wanting to get in the event that would need to know as soon as possible, or they make other plans. Late cancellations also mean we have to fill the spot and rearrange the whole floor plan to fit them in and take you out. We start working on the floor plan at the beginning of July. Cancel by June 1st, 2016 to receive a full refund. After June 1st there will be no refund of any kind if you cancel.

Mega Crop Announcement and Registration Link

WHAT: “Cropical Paradise”
WHEN: 9am February 4th – 1pm February 7th, 2016 (76 hours of continuous cropping fun!)
WHERE: Hilton Houston Nasa Clear Lake 3000 Nasa Rd 1, Houston, TX 77058 (room discount information will be available soon!)
COST: $125

What does the event include?

T-shirt with our Cropical Paradise theme!
6 foot table to crop on!
FREE parking
Cropping from Thursday 9am – to Sunday 1pm (room will be open 24×7 for cropping)
5×7 group photo
Door prizes and contests!
Personal invite to event Facebook page “Cropical Paradise 2016”
Classes available for additional fee

What should you bring?

Jackets or blankets as it might get cold. Extra padding for your chair if you desire. You may bring outside food and snacks but no coolers please. If you plan on needing power for anything, please bring your own electrical cords and extensions.

Registration is early, and things do come up so we have a very fair cancellation policy. Putting on this event takes alot of time and investment. Late cancellations not only mean we may be out of money, but there may be people wanting to get in the event that would need to know as soon as possible, or they make other plans. Late cancellations also mean we have to fill the spot and rearrange the whole floor plan to fit them in and take you out. We start working on the floor plan at the beginning of January. After December 16th there will be no refund of any kind if you cancel. I know that there may be emergencies, but you will have to consider this a loss too.

Cancel by December 15th – get a full refund. Your credit card will be credited or Paypal refunded. You can also request a store credit.

Cancel after December 16th – There will be no refund, no exceptions. You can get a store credit or a gift card for the amount you paid.

Printable form to mail or register in the store located here Cropical Paradise 2016 Registration Form

To register online, please fill out below form and pay through PayPal

New inventory explosion!

That’s what it has looked like at times this week. So many boxes at once!

Let me start with Graphic 45. All 3 new lines are in: World’s Fair, Mon Amour and A Christmas Carol

Karen is hard at work on our series, Movie and a Class, using the Christmas Carol line.

Next in was our order from Echo Park. Every year we struggle to find good fall paper, but no worries, The Story of Fall is a winner.

Also from Echo Park and just in time for school is Teacher’s Pet. Perfect for all those back to school photos we all know you took! We also received two new Mini Themes, Off Road and A Fair to Remember.

From Carta Bella we received a gorgeous retro Halloween line called Trick or Treat. Can’t wait to see what everyone does with this line!

Last Halloween line in was from Crate Paper, After Dark

Bo Bunny will be in next as well as Simple Stories, October Afternoon, more Kaisercraft and much much more!

Garage Sale this weekend!

Announcing our 2 day garage sale extravaganza! On Saturday, August 8th from 10:00am – 5:00pm we will have our normal garage sale. On Sunday, August 9th, from 1pm-3pm everything in the garage sale will be 50% off!

This sale is a scrapbooker’s dream! Great products at great prices! Our entire crop room will be filled with all kinds of scrapbooking and paper crafting supplies. Every garage sale brings something new from storage supplies to premade layouts/cards, stamp sets, tools, die-cut machines, and much more. For the best products and deals, be sure to come in early before they’re all gone. Please bring a reusable bag if you can.

For only $5 you can get a jump on the crowds by purchasing an ‘Aloha Pass’ (available at the door). This pass will enable you to enter the tag sale at 9:00 am – an hour before the general public. This is first come first serve. Tag Sale items may only be purchased with cash or check. There are no returns or frequent buyer points given on tag sale merchandise and all prices are firm.

Debby Schuh Classes at the Shack

Come join us for 2 fun filled days, Friday, June 26th and Saturday, June 27th with Debby Schuh. If you have never taken a class from her, you are missing out! Her projects are so much fun. Below are the class descriptions and supply lists. If you can’t make it to the class you can still purchase a kit, but call 281-992-3137 to reserve one as she is only bringing a couple of extras. Here’s a link for pictures and additional information on all of the classes she is teaching.

The “Debby-dori” Anything/Everything Bookmaking Workshop – $55
Fri, June 26, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Debby-dori AnythingEverything Workshop

Description: For years I’ve wished for a journal/planner that could hold all the different notebooks and information for my daily life in one place – after searching and searching and not finding just the right thing, I decided to create my own from a vintage book. Using the binding system of the hugely popular Midori Traveler’s Notebook, I created a book that is exactly what I’ve always wanted. From there my mind started whirling with the possibilities for using this idea to make books for anything and everything! I took a small book and made a notebook for my purse; I plan to take a large book about France and make a scrapbook for my Paris photos and memorabilia and stories; I want to make a book filled with a variety of papers for sketching, watercolor, and mixed media… the possibilities are endless once you learn the techniques to make this book.

For this workshop, you will need to bring your own book – it can either be a book with a cover that you love or not – you can always paint and decorate over a less appealing cover. Your hardcover book will need to have a cloth spine that is in fairly good condition, attached to the front and back cover – the inside pages will all be removed, so they do not need to be in good condition. For the supplies you will receive in your class kit, your book needs to be at least 5” x 8.25” (my Being a Friend book in the workshop photo is 6” x 9”) so that we can use a Moleskine large cahier notebook in it. The binding should be at least ½” wide. When you make more of these books (and you won’t be able to stop yourself!) you can use ANY size book that you want!) Old readers, novels, and children’s books are perfect for this. I have found my books at Goodwill, but ebay and thrift shops are great places to look also.

Your workshop kit will contain beautiful papers from Webster’s Pages to make pages and pockets and a “dashboard” along with fun accessories and the all the supplies to bind your “Debby-dori.”

Student supply list: please bring the following items to the workshop… 12” paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, craft knife, liquid “tacky” style glue, strong tape adhesive about ¼” width, Crop a Dile punch, the book you will use to make your journal – don’t worry if you can’t find the exact book that you want – bring any book and learn the techniques and when you find just the right thing, you will know how to make it.

Optional supplies: Japanese screw punch, a variety of 12×12” scrapbook papers that match the style that you like in case you don’t want to use the papers I provide, sketchbook, watercolor, or other papers that you might want to include in your book – they will need to be at least about 8.25 x10”, if you want them to match the size of the Moleskine large notebook, Moleskine softcover large notebooks or planner, Midori Traveler’s Notebook accessories like the #004 card/note holder, #006 large sticker, #007 card holder, #008 clear zipper pocket, #015 black pen holder, #016 brown pen holder, the traveler’s notebook repair kit, if you want your book to have the little Midori clasp on the outside of the book (I wish I could provide these for everyone, but I have not found a way to order the quantities that I would need) Many of the optional supplies are available on Amazon.com, at Baum-kuchen.net​, and at the Goulet Pen Company online. Whim Do Doodle in St. Petersburg, Florida, carries Moleskine notebooks and accessories and will ship.

Collecting Happy Moments Portfolio $60
Sat, June 27, 10am – 1pm

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Description: As I was designing my new classes, I had an idea for an album that would be both a book and a portfolio, but nothing like that existed, so I decided to create my own! The result is a super cool album with pages and “flips” and the interactive elements that I love in a book. Once you create this original album, you’ll be able to fill it with happy moments and recreate it in different sizes and for all kinds of different purposes.
Using pretty pieces from new collections from Crate Paper, Craft Market and Confetti, we’ll create our books step by step together, featuring the darling vintage embroidery image on the cover. As always, your class kit will contain lots of paper options to use for the cover to make it your own. The little wood embroidery hoop finishes it off perfectly!

Student supply list: Please bring the following items to class… 12” paper trimmer, scissors, pencil, ruler, scoring tool, strong tape adhesive (¼”, or ½” and wide tape, if you have it), regular tape runner adhesive, Crop a Dile (or 1/16” and 1/4” We R MemoryKeepers Power Punches), Distress Ink (I use a dry-ish Vintage Photo Distress Ink pad by Ranger), ink blending tool, non-stick craft mat, sanding tool, stapler or Tiny Attacher, foam squares, corner rounder punch, scallop-edge scissors, a special button and needle to sew it on the front cover (I will have some with me to chose from.) Optional: We R MemoryKeepers Tab Punch, We R MemoryKeepers Cinch binding machine

Atlas Travel Album $60
Sat, June 27, 2pm – 5pm

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Description: One of my favorite parts of a trip are the memories that we can enjoy afterwards by documenting the adventure! It’s time to gather your photos, momentos, and trinkets from your trip into this colorful book that we’ll make in this travel album class. Using the new collection of papers and the cutest embellishments from the Atlas collection from Pink Paislee, we’ll put it all together in a way that features your best memories with the techniques that I love for including lots of photos and the “stuff” that tells the story of your journey. A new album and page protectors from Heidi Swapp will be the foundation of our book.

Your kit will be overflowing with all kinds of goodies to play with and to make your book your own. If you cannot attend the class, kits will be available for purchase, but make sure to call and reserve yours ASAP!

Student supply list: Please bring the following items to class… 12” paper trimmer, scissors, pencil, ruler, scoring tool, narrow strong tape adhesive, regular tape runner adhesive, Crop a Dile (or 1/16” and 1/4” We R MemoryKeepers Power Punches), Distress Ink (I use a dry-ish Vintage Photo Distress Ink pad by Ranger), ink blending tool, non-stick craft mat, sanding tool, stapler or Tiny Attacher, foam squares, corner rounder punch, scallop-edge scissors, Optional: Heidi Swapp Memorydex 4 hole punch