Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
As most of you know...I broke the sacred code last month and told you what we will be doing for this month's Scrapstasher's Meetings. But for those of you who don't know, we will be having a
ScrapStasher Page Swap!
We will be creating 4 double lo's!
That's right, 8 pages my friend!
Here is how it will work. When you come to the meeting, I will have 4 groups of tables set up. Each group will work on 1 specific double lo (designed by me). Now in order for this swap to be successful and stress-free, it is extremely important that you bring your papers already cut in the dimensions that are provided for you below. You will assemble your pages and I will collect them. When everyone is finished, you will receive a lo from each group and walk away with 4 unique double lo's. Woo Hoo!
Here is your "What to Bring" list:
This is what you will need for 1 lo...please bring 4 sets (because we will be making 4 lo's). Put each set in a bag or paper clip them together so that you don't get them mixed up.
two sheets of 12x12 cardstock (base pages)
two 3x12 pieces of printed paper A
two 6x6 pieces of printed paper B
one 4x12 piece of printed paper C
two 5x7 pieces of cardstock A
one 4x12 pieces of cardstock B
2 coordinating cat eyes or ink pads
(each group will make some additional cuts to the papers depending on that specific lo)
adhesive, adhesive, adhesive...you will need lots!
If you have any questions, please let me know. Our Scrapstasher Page Swap is sure to be an AwEsoMe event and a great way to kick off the New Year! If you have not reserved your seat, then please contact the store immediatelyat (817) 282-2622. Also, for those of you who have reserved your seat, please let us know if you will not be able to attend so that we can provide your seat to someone else.
I look forward to creating with you next week!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I am posting the list for our December meetings a little early so that you have plenty of time to pull your goodies together for this month’s SuPEr FuN creation! Please review the list carefully…ready or not…here you go!
“What to Bring” List:
*Please bring 12 sets of the following papers: (that’s right…12 sets). Don’t worry, you will LoVe this FaBulOuS project! These paper groupings can be very different in style and colors…and they will be perfect to cut out of your scrap papers. It will help if you paper clip each set so they don’t get all mixed up when you bring them to our meeting.
1 – 3x5 in. piece of printed paper
1 – 5x5 in. piece of cardstock
1 – 3x4 in. piece of a different color cardstock or printed paper that coordinates with your other papers
1 – 6 to 8 in. piece of coordinating ribbon, ric rac, or other fibers
(Remember...12 sets of each)
*Other items that you will need to bring:
1 used CD case (I used my daughter’s old Hannah Montana CD case)
Several assorted buttons (varying sizes)
Adhesive (such as a tape runner)
Coordinating Cat Eyes (aka chalk ink pads) – this is optional
Black Journaling Pen
I will provide you with another “mystery” item when you come to class! Now, promise me that you won’t stress out choosing your papers…just use up all those scraps you’ve been building up in your stash. If you have any questions regarding the list, please contact me at the store (817) 282-2622. I look forward to creating with you this month!!!
Friday, November 6, 2009
"What to Bring" List:
*one 8x10 or 11x14 canvas
*6 sheets of printed paper (bring a variety of patterns)
*several small to medium size buttons that coordinate with your papers
* black paint & foam brush (if you want, you may paint your canvas prior to coming to studio)
*one 12x12 sheet of black cardstock
*coordinating ink pad (like a cat's eye or dew drop pad)
*zip dry or other liquid adhesive
If you have any questions regarding the list or need to verify your Scrapstasher class date, please contact us at Anthologies (817) 282-2622. Have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to creating with you next week!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Come see us! Fall and Thankful projects are selling now .... you won't want to miss out!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
To keep the Boo’d chain going…
Monday, October 12, 2009
We have decided to post the Scrapstasher's "What to Bring" list here on the blog each month. If you have signed up for Stasher's, then simply print this list and bring these items with you to class. We will be meeting at our new home, Anthologies! ..and I am so SuPeR ExCitEd about that! I have a fun project in store for you this month. It's sure to create a little haunted happiness for you and your friends! Here are the items that you will need to bring to class.
"What to Bring" list:
1 or 2 plastic containers (I used a tall Crystal Light container)
3 or 4 printed papers (halloween themed or halloween colors)
ric rac (in a coordinating color)
ribbon (bring 2 different colors)
2 small brads (green, purple or orange)
2 coordinating cat eyes (ink pads)
stickles (any of the clear colors like diamond, crystal, stardust, etc.)
1/4 in. tacky tape
zip dry or other liquid adhesive
I will supply you with a couple of other fun items for your project. Please contact the store if you have any questions regarding the items on the list. I look forward to creating with all of you!
Have a wonderful, creative day!
Come and "Create Joy" at Anthologies...
Saturday, October 10, 2009
When you reserve your seat, please give us your email address and we will forward you the beloved "what to bring" list. I look forward to creating with you next week!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I am happy to announce we will be holding our first ‘Studio Sessions’ beginning on October 2nd!
So, what’s a ‘Studio Session’? These are the wonderful Friday and Saturday night events that you know as ‘crops’.
Beginning at 10 am on Monday, September 14th we will begin to take reservations for ‘Studio Sessions’ for October only. This will include the Studio Sessions during our Grand Opening weekend October 2nd and 3rd.
Here’s how the reservation process will work:
1) You must call Anthologies at 817-282-2622 to make your reservation.
2) You will need to call beginning at 10 am on Monday, September 14th.
3) Prior to opening the store on October 2nd, we will only take reservations for the Studio Sessions in the month of October.
4) If you are making reservations for a group, please plan on paying for the entire group when you call.
5) We will take a waiting list for each Studio Session
Info about Studio Sessions:
Friday and Saturday nights will be ‘Studio Sessions’ here at Anthologies. These Studio Sessions will be from 6 pm until midnight and be spent working on your wonderful projects with lots of friends and creative people around. The fee for Studio Nights will be $10 and will be paid at the time your reservation is made. Included in this will be:
· One-half of a 30 x 60 table. As we complete our entire 1400 square foot studio space, each person will use their own 30 x 60 table and the Studio fee will at that time go to $15.
· Yummy appetizers and desserts at your disposal throughout the evening with beverages to choose from.
· Each participant will receive a goodie bag as well as participate in drawings throughout the night for wonderful prizes.
· You can run a ‘courtesy tab’ when you participate in Studio Night and when you purchase $75 or more in products during one event, we will rebate your Studio fee. This rebate will be only on purchases made during the single Studio Night event. For special Studio events which may have longer hours and include a meal as well as a larger fee, only the Studio fee portion will be rebated for reaching the $75 purchase goal.
· If you plan on arriving later than 8 pm, please let us know so we don’t give away your seat.
· Refunds for cancellations will only be given if we have the time to fill your spot.
Currently our studio space is set to accommodate roughly 20 people at the shared table spaces. Over the next few months we will be taking over the retail space next door and taking down the wall between our two spaces and our studio will be a total of 1400 square feet and accommodate roughly 20 people each at your own 60 x 30 table.
We do not at this time have a date for this expansion. The folks next door are indeed moving out and we will indeed be acquiring the space. The very minute that I have this date I will share it with you.
Stay tuned next week for our calendar of October happenings – the calendar is quite full and we can’t wait to share i
Monday, August 31, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
My hat goes off to the coordinators of this 12-hour event! They did an amazing job! It was fabulous to be in a room full of 70+ croppers, many of whom are breast cancer survivors. Thank you for sharing your stories with us! Around $3500 in donations were raised as a result of the Crop for the Cure! All of us here at Anthologies are so thankful to have been a part of this incredible event!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Moda Fabrics 'Jelly Rolls' in beautiful fabrics just screaming to go on those surfaces!
Frames, boxes, books, even your beautiful pages!
Friday, August 7, 2009
And the winners are:
Day to Day
(Winners - please e-mail me your contact information at email@example.com- thanks!)
All of the above lucky and attentive guessers will win the following wonderful package of new products:
1 Bottle of NEW! Rock Candy Stickels
1 Bottle of Glimmer Mist
3 Sheets of the beautiful NEW! collection 'Indian Summer' by Basic Grey
2 Sheets of Core'dinations card stock
We can't wait to see what beautiful creations come out of these new items!
Thanks to all who submitted your guesses to the contest! It's great to have a little fun with it!
The first newsletter went out earlier this week and we are hearing allot about it too - be sure you are not missing out and click on the link at the left to sign up. You won't want to miss it!
It's a Beautiful Day!
Monday, August 3, 2009
Well, we’ve just about saturated the air waves with CHA video…. But don’t want you to miss any of the beautiful designs that we got to see.
This will be our last and final post from CHA this summer.
Enjoy…..’cause it’s a beautiful day!
Sign up to receive our newsletter – you’ll get the preview of the scary construction zone that we will soon call Anthologies!
N-O-W you can start counting the dragonflies!
Friday, July 31, 2009
Keep counting the dragonflies. We will be looking for a total number - all videos, pictures, anywhere he appears. And keep checkin' back, we have another video for you next week.
BE SURE to sign up to get our newsletter - the first one goes out next week.
Have a great weekend....we are restin' our feet!
Nita and Tracy
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
much cute, cute stuff we’ve found for you!
Great looking stuff and I am sooooooooo excited
Tracy is saying ‘hello’ between groans from her
The most recent pictures from CHA!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
No, no..... Tracy and I are leaving at the crack of dawn on Monday for Orlando, Florida to spend an action packed 3 days at CHA and come back with lots of new ideas and more things selected and purchased for the opening of Anthologies in October!
Look for the mouse ears on the map here ..... that's where we'll be!
Stay tuned for all the action from CHA!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Watch this space next week and you can 'join us' from the floor at CHA. We'll be sending you video beginning on Tuesday and who knows who we'll run into!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
We have finished our opening order for our cardstock and yes, it will be Bazzill!
We are working on:
Fiskars, Prima, We R Memory Keepers, Colorbok, Crate Paper, Graphic 45, My Minds Eye, Sassafras Lass, Melissa Francis, Sandy Lion, Copic Markers, Tim Holtz, Color Box, Ten Second Studio, Glimmer Mist, Cropper HOpper, All My Memories, STickles and the rest of Ranger, Provo Craft, WEbsters Pages, Bella Boulevard, Daisy Bucket and where would we be without Basic Grey and Bo-Bunny!!
And look..... I'm starting to type like TrAcy!
FYI - for those of you not located in the Mid-Cities area- Hurst is just 14 miles from DFW Airport and couldn't be more centrally located!
Stay tuned and don't forget Tracy's random drawing for those posting their comments about what you would like to see at Anthologies... the drawing is today!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Have a HaPpY and SAFE 4th of July!
...come and "Create Joy" at Anthologies!
Monday, June 29, 2009
It's a collection of works that are compiled by the artist.
Coming in October - come and work on your collection with us and the Create Joy design team at Anthologies!
See you there!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The name 'Creatively Yours' just keeps having some availability issues, so we've decided to go with Anthologies. For those of you that don't know - an anthology is a collection, selected by the compiler - how appropriate for a scrapbook store and studio!