Monday, September 1, 2014

Come on in.... We're open!

Both our stores are open today for your holiday shopping needs:
Sellwood:  10am-6pm
Alberta St:  10am-8pm
Stop on by and say hi!

Monday, August 25, 2014

NEW goodies from across the globe

We've been stocking up on new products like crazy lately! Below are some of our new favorite things from all over the world. 

  Mexican Saints Wallets

 Hand carved stamps from India. These measure approximately 2 inches across.

Mexican clay skeletons and devils. These have charm loops attached for including in jewelry or creating ornaments.

 Tin hammered birds from Haiti. These also include a charm hole for use with multiple projects!

 Indian Good Habits bags that can fit all of your drawing supplies, cosmetics or anything else really!

Glass eyes from India, with a soldered metal backing.

 Hand tinted Mexican Saint cards.

Mexican-inspired sugar skull jewelry available at both locations.

And our favorite: market bags! Currently we have four images in several styles. Perfect for those end of summer beach trips or a grocery store stop.

Lastly, we had such an interest last year on our large sugar skulls, we've created blank ones for you to decorate yourself! Works great with paint markers, rhinestones and glitter pens. Available at both locations!

Most items above are currently only available at our Alberta St.location, unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Save the Date--Alberta St Sidewalk Sale!

We hope you can join us for the Alberta St Sidewalk Sale--scheduled for September 13th and 14th.
We're cleaning house and will have tons of clearance items marked 50-75% off as well as loads of gently used classroom supplies bundled up and priced to sell!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sugar Skull Molds Have Arrived--and other Day of the Dead items too!

Sugar Skull Molds are HERE!!!! And oh my goodness, isn't it the perfect weather to make them because **SUGAR SKULLS WON'T SET IN HUMIDITY!!!!!** eek! Sugar skulls can be made and stored for decorating later so come on down to either store and get crackin' on this super-fun, traditional craft!

We've also started to receive some of our other "fall themed" orders!
Come on down to our stores and check out all the fun new goods!!!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

August Creative Challenge product is...MINIATURES!!!

Our challenge product for our August Creative Challenge is:  MINIATURES!!!
Entering the challenge is as easy as 1-2-3

1--Make something using the challenge product
2--Take a Picture of your creation
3--Email your picture to us:

On September 1st we will draw a name from all the entries and that 
person will win a $50 collage gift certificate. 

We can't wait to see what you will make!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

3 More Days of the July Creative Challenge!

July's Challenge Product is:

We've started something fun and creative at our stores called 
the collage creative challenge. 
The rules are as follows:

1. Each month we choose a product that we carry.
2. CREATE! Go crazy! Make whatever you like using the product that you have purchased from collage
3. Email us a picture of your creation by the last day of each month to:
At the end of the month, we'll collect all the entries and draw a winner randomly. 
The winner will receive a $50 collage gift certificate
Anyone can enter and anyone can win! Be sure to sign up for our monthly email, where we'll announce winners and the new product for each month.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Shrines and trinkets galore!

One of our favorite products are the assorted goodies that come from Coffee Break Designs. They create the most excellent do-it-yourself shrines and charms. All you need is some glue and a little imagination!

 We love this project for easy mini decorative papel picado. Paint each flag with an oil based paint pen, once dry apply Dimensional Mod Podge. Allow to dry for 24 hours and it will give a perfectly coated glossy layer. String them together and you're done!

Create your own version of this vintage celestial moon stage.

The charms are perfect for necklaces, bracelets, or cute earrings.

The end result is really all up to you! We decorated this little votive house as a vine-covered cottage.