Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Books & cards & journals galore!

Sticky note sets, book plates and sticker sets!

We are smitten with all these bright cards sets.

Books for your craft library: drawing, lettering, stitching and paper cutting!

Journals in every size!

Great new kids stuff too! Create robots, draw funny creatures and learn the alphabet.

A place to keep your seed packets organized and safe until your next gardening adventure.

These items are now in stock at BOTH stores!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

New Products We Love

Along with all the chalkboard love we've been dishing out, we'll forever be in love with anything glow-in-the-dark! Paint, clay, glitter and even embroidery floss!

Because everyone needs bacon included in their sticker collection.

More and more and MORE washi tape!

Post-it notes that look like woodgrain and 100% recycled paper.

We've added a bunch of new charms to our jewelry table including stars, moons, cats and lockets.

We're really excited about these new acrylic markers from Montana! All surface, waterbased in the most lovely opaque colors. These will soon be at our Sellwood store as well.

Most products listed are currently only available at our Alberta Street store, however we can easily transfer items between stores if need be! Give us a call (503) 249-2190, or stop by.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Decomposition Notebooks

We just got in a fantastic new display at our Alberta Street store filled to the brim with Decomposition Notebooks! These are a fantastic spin on the classic old school composition books, but are made with 100% recycled papers, soy ink and bio-gas. Designed by Michael Roger Inc and made in the USA, these are a favorite of ours.

Want to pick up a few for yourself? We have a variety of styles at each of our stores!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Collage Creative Challenge

We're starting something fun and new at our stores, and we need your help! We've developed the Collage Creative Challenge. The rules are as follows:

1. Each month we choose a product.
2. Customers (that's you!) purchase that product.
3. CREATE! Go crazy! Make whatever you like using that product.
4. Email us a picture of your creation & your phone number by the last day of each month at

At the end of the month, we'll collect all the entries and draw a winner randomly. That person will win a $50 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.

This month our product of choice is the Tim Holtz Assemblage Clock!

We are hosting this challenge at BOTH of our locations, so stop in to Alberta or Sellwood to pick up your own clock, get creative and enter to win $50 worth of collage goodies!

Monday, July 8, 2013

R&F Encaustics

We're thrilled to be introducing a new line of encaustic paints into our Alberta St. store inventory. R&F has been making handmade wax colors for twenty-five years and is a favorite among artists. The range of colors is impressive and each little brick stretches so far! If you're not familiar with encaustics or would just like to play around with these vibrant colors, sign up for our newsletter and check out the classes we offer at our Alberta location!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Business Series for Artists & Crafters

We're so excited to have Torie Nguyen of Crafty Wonderland here with us for the month of July! She's running a small business series of classes each Monday starting July 8th. Each class will be packed to the brim with all the most necessary information on starting and running your own business. This is ideal for artists and crafters as Torie will cover wholesale, protecting your your name and business, bookkeeping, press, and time management among other things. 

Each class is $40 and if you want to sign up for all four, you'll get 20% off! Why wait? Call us or come by now! 503-249-2190