Sunday, August 31, 2014

New Arrivals - August 31st

 Good morning, Paper Crafters! We've gathered together our favorite products in one convenient post just FOR YOU. Here's what we're loving this week...

1. Baby-themed stamps. Create custom announcements with stamps and paper from Creations Galore. We'll help you create a unique design for whatever your budget.
2. Stickers, journaling cards, and 12x12 papers from My Mind's Eye. We're loving everything with their name on it. 

3. We now carry place cards! Choose from a variety of gel pens and markers to find just what you're looking for. Bold colors, metallics, and even calligraphy! 

4. Look no further than Creations Galore for clear envelopes. Whether you're looking to send a card in style or package a card to sell, we've got a variety of sizes and packs for your needs.

5. Send the perfect birthday card with help from our stamp shelves. Here are just a few of our favorite birthday-themed wood-mounted rubber stamps currently available...
6. Creations Galore has stencils, embossing pastes, and tools to help you create texture and fun designs on your layouts and cards. Stop in soon to see samples and learn a few techniques!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Paper of the Week: Life On The Farm

Creations Galore has 10,000 square feet of paper crafting supplies, and we understand that can be intimidating. We're not sure you'll ever be able to see it all. That's why each Friday we bring you a new paper pick. This week we ended up in the country themed items and found the paper titled, Life On The Farm Collage, made by Karen Foster Design.

Life On The Farm Collage

This 12x12 farm themed collage paper features images of the farm with words and phrases like "country boy," "keep calm and farm on," "Daddy's little farmer," and more! This is perfect for a wide variety of farm projects including layouts, cards, and craft projects. You'll need a few coordinating products to complete your next project, which is why we've gathered a few more things for you.

My Trip To The Farm Stickers

Barns 12x12 Paper

Red Barn 12x12 Paper

We love it, and we're positive you will too. Stop into Creations Galore at 3164 Coronet Way in Green Bay, Wisconsin to see the full collection of farm and country themed items. Happy crafting!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Document This: Scenes of Home

We love memory keeping and find it our responsibility to encourage you to document both the large and small moments in life. Sometimes we can be so focused on taking photos of the exciting events that we look over the daily items that make up our lives. That leads us to today's prompt. 

How often do you document the simple pieces of your home? We've gathered a few examples for you today, as well as some questions and ideas to help you record your story. 

  • What are your favorite parts of your home?
  • Photograph your dinnerware in the cupboards or displayed on the kitchen table.
  • Where does your family eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner?
  • Take a picture of your nightstand, bookshelf, or desk.
  • Do you have an antique, piece of furniture, or other item that tells a story?
  • What makes your home unique?
  • Photograph the front door, your street sign, or mailbox.
  • How do you use your home? Does the dog curl up next to the same window each day? Do you always relax in the same chair? Does your child have to use a stool to reach the sink?

Now that you've taken the pictures, it's time to print them out and get them into an album. Create a mini album of your house, construct a one or two page layout, or add pictures randomly to your pocket scrapbooking or Project Life spreads. Tell your story. 

You can see all of the Document It posts here.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Free Crop Space

It's time for the kids to head back to school, allowing moms everywhere to rejoice. That also means piles of photos from summer happenings and another school year of sports memorabilia, art projects, and school photos. Therefore, we're offering FREE use of our Crop Room Monday through Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM each week during the school year.

This FREE offer includes:
  • Six foot table to yourself
  • Comfy chair, drink holder, and garbage can
  • Use of tools, paper cutters, die cutting machines, and punches
  • Use of stamps - Simply bring your own ink and stamp cleaner
  • The ability to shop the store throughout the day
  • Access to extension cords and power outlets for electronic cutters and laptops
  • Internet access (please see an associate for the password)
  • The ability to bring in food and drink of your choice, order in from an area restaurant, or leave for a food break
  • All the fun and crafting you can fit in!

This offer starts Tuesday, September 2nd. Stop in once a month, once a week, or every day. To reserve a table, visit us online here or give us a call at (920) 983-0033. We look forward to having you use our Crop Room... Let's get crafty!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Layout Tuesday: Celebrating Law Enforcement

Every Tuesday on the Creations Galore blog, we bring you a new layout to inspire you to create. Today's layout comes from the Karen Foster Design website, made by Maryfrances Fabbri with their latest police themed collection. 

The layout documents a trip to the jail and is a great reminder of those serving us at home. We love that it's as much of a documentation of the day as it is a tribute to police officers in the community. 

When it comes to the design of the layout, we can't get enough of the three squares of red patterned paper that ground the stickers she added. It gives them structure and a purpose rather than floating around the layout. It also creates a visual triangle, a design element that we encourage you to produce on your own layouts. Rather than a block section of journaling, Maryfrances added a small strip to each photo with a simple caption.

Thank you for the wonderful inspiration, Maryfrances! You can see more pictures of the layout here.

Defending The Public Cardstock Stickers
Law Enforcement Collage
Police Badges Patterned Paper

Monday, August 25, 2014

This Week's Make N Takes

Hello Paper Crafters! Are you ready to see this week's Make N Takes?

Each Monday, Creations Galore offers three new, gorgeous cards fro you to create. Each card is only $2 and includes all the tools and materials needed to create it. Just bring along your own adhesive. This is perfect for beginner to advanced card makers. It's self paced with step-by-step instructions, someone is on hand to demonstrate if needed, and it always includes new products and techniques for everyone to try!

Stop into Creations Galore any time during store hours -- The Make N Take station is always open! We recommend coming in at least one hour before close. For more information, feel free to give us a call at (920)983-0033. 

This weeks cards will be available Monday, August 15th - Saturday, August 30th. Please note, Creations Galore will only be open 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Friday, August 29th due to the holiday weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience

Card One: Dreams Come True

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Paper Cut. Stamps: Sweet Stamp Shop. Inks: Tombow Markers, VersaFine (Onyx Black), VersaMark Watermark. Embossing Powder: Ranger (Black). Dies: Paper Smooches. Bling: Melissa Frances. 

Card Two: Get Well Soon

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: Paper Cut. Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers (Farmers Market Collection). Stamps: Lawn Fawn. Inks: Tombow Markers, VersaFine (Onyx Black). Punches: EK Success (Large Corner Rounder, Notebook Edge). Twine: American Crafts. 

Card Three: Thinking Of You

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Paper Cut. Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye. Stamps: Lawn Fawn. Inks: VersaFine (Onyx Black). 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

New Arrivals - August 24th

Hey there Paper Crafters. We've searched the store for the newest and greatest products, putting them together in one convenient blog post just for YOU! Here's what we're loving this week:

1. 3x4 Journaling Card Packs from Authentique. We stocked up on these cute packs and have a variety of designs to choose from. 

2. The Envelope Punch board is perfect for card makers. But right now, we're recommending it to all party hosts and brides-to-be. Make gorgeous envelope liners with bright solid colors, metallics, or patterned paper. This tool will have them finished in no time at all!

3. Use these plastic album inserts and custom labels to highlight the months of the year, your student's school grades, your baby's first 12 months, and more! 

4. Get sketchy with these packs of Silhouette Sketch Pens. Use any marker or pen with the adjustable pen holder. Simply replace your Silhouette blade with these to add journaling, phrases, or designs to your projects. 
5. We've added dies from Lawn Fawn, Paper Smooches, and Avery Elle. Stop into Creations Galore to see all the newest selection available. 

6. We go crazy for a great background stamp, and Peachy Keen knows how to make one. 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Holiday Hours

Creations Galore will have shorter hours next weekend and will be closed on Labor Day to enjoy some time off with family. We apologize for any inconvenience. Regular store hours will begin again on Tuesday, September 2nd with FREE crop space

Friday, August 22, 2014

Paper of the Week: Mickey Poses

Good morning and happy Friday! We searched the 10,000 square feet of paper crafting goodness at Creations Galore today to bring you this week's paper pick. 

This week is quite a fun one, full of life and movement. Mickey Poses by SandyLion is a must-have paper to document your Disney-themed trips, parties, and loves.

Mickey Poses 12x12 Paper

We want to start dancing looking at the paper. Mickey is just TOO cute. As always, we have a few coordinating products for you. 

Mickey Mouse Adhesive Titles

Mickey Tonal 12x12 Paper

Stop into Creations Galore to see the full collection of Disney and Mickey Mouse themed papers and embellishments. We can't wait to help you with your next project. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

This Week's Make N Takes

Hello, Paper Crafters! Have you seen the Make N Takes we posted Monday on our Facebook page and website? Make sure you stop into the store any time during store hours this week before we close on Saturday, August 23rd at 4:00 PM. 

Card One: Halloween Cat

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Paper Cut. Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers. Stamps: Stamps by Judith. Inks: StazOn (Jet Black), Prismacolor Pencils, Liquid Pearls. 

Card Two: Fish You Were Here

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Paper Cut. Patterned Paper: Studio Calico. Stamps: Peachy Keen Stamps. Inks: Copic Markers, Memento (Tuxedo Black). 

Card Three: All Occasion Floral

SUPPLIES Cardstock: Paper Cut. Stamps: Penny Black Inc. Inks: VersaMark Watermark, Prismacolor Pencils. Embossing Powder: Ranger (Princess Gold). 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Class Spotlight: Interactive Stamping with Judith Florals

Hello Stampers! We're excited to offer Interactive Stamping, a two hour class that focuses on masking, stamping, and coloring using Stamps By Judith interactive floral stamps. Join us as we discover the Judith line, how to incorporate them in card making and scrapbooking, and create a bundle of cards in a variety of themes. 

Benefits of the class:
  • Learn and practice a few card making basics, such as scoring, layering, and stamping
  • Discover new coloring techniques, as well as how to stamp with ink and markers
  • Learn the art of masking
  • Gain a knowledge of the Judith line and how the stamps interact with each other 
  • Create multiple different scenes from the same stamps
  • Learn what to do with all of those Sticks and Stubby stamps
  • Discover clever ways to use traditional stamps in a new way
  • Create cards in a variety of themes - holiday, all occasion - with Judith floral images

Your enrollment fee includes:
  • Two hour session with instructor with question and answer time and individual shopping assistance 
  • 15% discount on all the products discussed in class (Creations Club Members receive 20%)
  • Paper stack with the tools to try the techniques along with the instructor
  • A stamp from the Judith line to add to your collection
  • Class sheets that coordinate with the instruction with additional resources

Creations Galore will provide the following; however, you may choose to bring your own:
  • Scissors
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Adhesive
  • Stamps and ink
  • Markers or other coloring medium 

This two hour class will be available on:

Saturday, September 6th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, October 23rd, 6:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Reserve your spot by clicking this link. Sign up today - You won't want to miss this informative and fun session!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

New Arrivals - August 17th

Happy Sunday! How has your weekend been so far? We hope you've had some time to relax...That's exactly what we're doing today. In addition to that, we've taken a look around the store and are ready to share our picks for this week. Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy our favorite products... 

1. We picked up one of each of these 6x6 stencils. Use them with ink, mists, embossing paste, and more to create backgrounds on an assortment of projects including tags, layouts, and cards. 

2. Talking about ink... We've stocked up on the three newest kits of Distress Ink Mini Pads. The color combos have us drooling.
3. The Box Punch by We R Memory Keepers is back in stock! 

4. Scoop up these cutting dies by Lifestyle Crafts at 80% OFF! Perfect for your summer parties and upcoming weddings. 

5. Arrows! We still can't let go of this trend. Add these to your layouts and pocket scrapbooking spreads. They're both functional and beautiful. 

6. We still can't get enough of Tim Holtz dies for Sizzix. He's designed arrows and borders that are great on an assortment of paper crafting projects. These dies can cut through almost any material including paper, chipboard, metal, and cork.
Stop into Creations Galore to view all of these products up close!