Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Dia de los Muertos // Day of the Dead

We know, we know... summer isn't quite over yet, but we can't resist! So many fantastic items have been arriving and we're READY.

Catrina, Guadalupe, and Frida stamps galore!

Mesh market bags in various colors and designs!

Painted tin sacred hearts in various styles and colors.

Wooden bracelets showing religious iconography beads.

Various postcards and notecards.

Papel Picado! Really just great for anytime of the year. These big strands stretch 15 feet across and have assorted colors on each one.

We're big Friday Kahlo fans here, and these shopping bags give you FIVE options of images to choose from.

Best of all: All of these items are available at BOTH of our shops. Yay!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Our Favorite New Products!

Now this is taking Washi tape to a whole new level: chevron shaped! Each color is slightly translucent and excellent for gift wrapping. Available at both our locations!

We've restocked our wax seals along with a few new shapes: strawberry, plane, & crown. Also available at both our locations!

Pearl Pens can be used on any surface and are really great for creating your own pearl accents for cards, glassware, metal jewelry, etc! Available at our Alberta store.

New block printed blank greeting cards.

Inka-Gold is a relatively new product for our Alberta Street store, but we're smitten. Great for any mixed media work (we really like it paired with encaustics!) and they come in such bright colors!

New colors added! Apricot, teal, and mint.

Friday, August 23, 2013


These are the BEST! Little masks to put on vintage photographs, incorporate them into your greeting cards, or try to make your pet wear them.

More and more shrine kits will be coming in to BOTH stores in the coming weeks. 

This guy would love to have a space on your wall.

Set the stage any way you like! Most shrine kits come with embellishments too.

We're really digging this autumnal color palette: baby blues, red oranges and dark navy.

New Paper Feathers

Vintage Halloween, classic stamps, new candle holders and basic spooky shapes.

And its never not the occasion for duct tape.

Most of these items are available at BOTH of our locations.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Planned Parenthood Block Party

This past weekend we join up with our friends at Planned Parenthood for their annual Block Party! It was a sunny summer day and we had crafts on the brain. The event had local vendors and various health service organizations together along with music and food! We set up a booth and made stamped muslin bags. To keep up with us in all the events we participate in around town, sign up for our monthly newsletter! 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Can all you can!

To go hand in hand with our August Creative Challenge, we've stocked both stores with Ball Jars! We also have various Ball jar accessories to go along with whatever amazing projects you come up with.

Glow-in-the-dark glass paint, frog and daisy jar lids, stylus brushes and glass markers!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

August Creative Challenge

It's that time again! 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. CREATE! Go crazy! Make whatever you like using that product.
3. 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 this month is: Glass Paint by Martha Stewart
We can't wait to see what you make with it!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Gamblin Oils!

We're so excited to finally have our new oil paints, Gamblin Colors, stocked at our Alberta Street store. A huge assortment of colors including brights and metallics! We're even more happy to stock a local company from right here in Portland. 

Along with their main professional color line, we also have their Sketching Oils, which have less pigment and dry quicker. They are perfect for fast sketching and working on the go.

Monday, August 5, 2013


This month we are having several camp themed classes! Come spend time with us crafting up summertime nostalgia, as we make believe we are sitting by a lake and sleeping in cabins. We double dog dare you!

Friday, August 9th -- Friendship Bracelets 
6pm - 7pm // $5 // all supplies included!

Friday, August 16th -- Lanyard Keychain
6pm - 7pm // $5 // all supplies included!

Tuesday, August 20th -- Dreamcatcher Necklace
6pm - 7:30pm // $10 // all supplies included!

 Friday, August 23rd -- Woven God's Eye
6pm - 7pm // $5 // all supplies included!

In addition to classes, we also have quite a bit of outdoor-themed papers and supplies. Look at what we've come up with: a tiny camping trip under glass!