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Friday, April 30, 2010

What's New at Simply Fresh Arts?

Tim Holtz Papers!!!
We are also gearing up for our first kit of the Month!!!!
We have an amazing paper line picked out and we are getting all the details worked out, so stay tuned!!!  Here's a sneak peek of what's in store!!!!!
We hope you all have a wonderful weekend and we hope to see you soon at Simply Fresh Arts!!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Cropper's Club News

The technique for this Friday is Extreme Masking using Tim Holtz' fantastic new dies!!!  You will learn how to make a custom mask and we also will be playing with Tim's new inks which are absolutely amazing!!!
Quantities are limited, so call Simply Fresh Arts at (406) 586-9249 and reserve your spot today!!!
As always, Simply Fresh Arts is open Friday nights for your cropping convenience!!!
Hope to see you there!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

National Scrapbook Day Project Photos!!!

One of the projects scheduled for the National Scrapbooking Day Event is this fun little Trifold.
featuring Girl's Paperie Papers and Jillibean Soup Papers.

 We hope to see all of you on National Scrapbook Day this Saturday, May 1st!!!  Call Simply Fresh Arts at  (406) 586-9249 for reservations today!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010


Tape Stencil to card using removable tape.  Always remember to tape the left side of stencil first and then the other three sides.  When removing tape, reverse order leaving the left side until last.  You can then lift stencil,  tape on left edge acts like a door hinge.

Next, using a palette knife apply stencil paste like you are frosting a card.  Don't push too hard as that can force paste under stencil.

Once paste covers entire image, use the back edge of your palette knife to remove excess paste.  Scrape knife evenly across stencil to remove and then return excess paste to jar.

Remove three sides of tape and lift stencil like opening a door.  Check to see if paste is even.  If so, remove stencil and immediately wash with warm soapy water.  Allow paste to dry before next technique or if desired, sprinkle wet paste with glitter.

Below are three of the cards we will be making in class.

The above card was done with the new crackle paste.  Notice the great crackle on the close up.  This was a fun product to use.  So many possibilities.

It's hard to see but this card used paste with pigment powders applied on the top.  Beautiful sheen.

This card uses two stencils together, inks, sprays and embossing enamel.  A very gorgeous technique.

Only two spots left--don't miss this one!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

National Scrapbooking Day Event

National Scrapbooking Day

Saturday May 1st

Simply Fresh Arts 
for a day of great projects,
a yummy lunch, storewide discounts 

Cost:  $35.00

Space is very limited so call today to register


Cropper's Club Friday April 23

This week's technique will be to make Canvas flowers using Claudine Hellmuth's sticky back canvas and Tim Holtz Distress Inks, and mini misters.  

As always the tables will be open for cropping from 6 - 10p.m.  Please call to reserve your materials today at (406) 586-9249 or send me an email at klockart@msn.com.
I look forward to seeing you on Friday!!!


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hero Arts Catalog SALE!!


The new Hero Arts Catalogs are Here
and we're having a sale to celebrate!

Stop by 

Simply Fresh Arts
2622 W Main #A

or call 586-9249
Tuesday, April 20th
Monday, April 26th

Select your favorites from our catalogs 
or go online to heroarts.com to make your selections & then give us a call.

We'll order any Hero product at a
20% discount

This includes all images and embellishments.

Don't miss out, we only do this once a year!!

A couple example of their awesome new cling stamps.

Create!!! Dress Form Banner Photos!!

The Maya Road Dress Form Book was a perfect start for a fun little banner for your Craft Room!!!!

I used 7 Gypsies Victoria patterned papers which are absolutely gorgeous and are perfect for this Shabby Chic Banner.  The rest of the materials include Tim Holtz Buttons, Prima lace and flowers, and lots of glitter, pearls and seam binding ribbon!!!  



The scheduled date and time for this class is next Thursday, April 29, at 6:00 pm, but as always, if you would like to take a class and cannot make it on the scheduled date, I would be happy to work with you during store hours!!!  Just give us a call at Simply Fresh Arts (406) 586-9249 or you can email me at klockart@msn.com

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

More Mother's Day Goodness!!!

Good Morning Friends!!!  It's going to be another amazing day here in Montana!!  The nice weather makes me think that Spring may acutally exist here in Montana!!!  Spring is one of my favorite times of the year!! I just love the return of color to our landscape, the warmer temperatures and of course the holidays that occur this time of the year!!  Mother's Day is just around the corner and I couldn't resist making another card out of the ever sweet The Girl's Paperie Line!!!  I teamed the paper up with a cute little cut-out from Crafty Secrets and they work together perfectly!!!!  
The Girl's Paperie Patterned Paper
Crafty Secrets Creative Scraps
Crafty Secrets Stamps
Prima Lace
Seam Binding tinted with Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Brushed Corderoy
Kaiser Craft Pearls
Martha Stewart Punches
Off White CS

Cut your card base to 81/2 x 5 1/2 and fold in half.  Cut a strip Shabby Flower to 3 1/4 x 5 1/4, and another piece of Shabby flower to 2 1/2 x 4 1/2.Cut a piece of Paper Girl to 3 1/2 x 5 and punch the right-hand edge with a decorative punch. Stamp the sentiment on the smallest of the Shabby Pieces as shown.  Layer all pieces and add embellishments including the Crafty Secrets Cutout and you have a beautiful card made especially for mom!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!!
Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Simply Fresh Arts is the Place to Be!!!!

It was a great weekend of activity at Simply Fresh Arts!!!  Cropper's Club on Friday night was flurry of activity!!!   Our technique for the evening was to dye seam binding with Tim Holtz reinkers and Lisa and Neena stopped by to take advantage of the wonderful dies we have in stock for the Accuct Machine!!!  It was truly a fantastic evening!!

Saturday featured Susan Beth's Altered Wood Block Class and I just have to say the projects turned out absolutely amazing!!!!  Doesn't it look like they are having a fantastic time??
Thank you to Susan Beth, Class Attendees, and to all who stopped by to make the weekend so wonderful  at Simply Fresh Arts!!!  

We appreciate you all!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

New this week at Simply Fresh Arts!!!!

Crafty Secrets Stamps!!!!

 and Creative Scraps!!!!

Prima Florals!!!!

and EK Success punches!!!

We hope you stop by and see what's new at Simply Fresh Arts today!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Friday Cropper's Club News

This Friday's technique will once again feature Tim Holtz's Distress Reinkers!!!  I just can't say enough about Tim Holtz's products!!!  They are simply the best and I am so happy we carry his full line of products at Simply Fresh Arts!!!  We are going to take the misting technique one step further this week, and dye seam binding!!!
Ever wonder how to get that wonderful vintage, crinkled ribbon look??  Stop by Simply Fresh Arts from 6-10 this Friday April 16, and learn how!!!  Each participant will receive 3 yards of seam binding to dye during the class and additional seam binding will be available for purchase!  Please call Simply Fresh Arts at (406) 586-9249 or email me at klockart@msn.com to ensure material availability.

Thanks for stopping by!!!  We will see you soon at Simply Fresh Arts!!


Saturday, April 10, 2010

It's Make and Take Saturday!!!

Stop by Simply Fresh Arts today from 11-3 and make one of these fantastic pins featuring Tim Holtz products!!!!!
We will be using Tim's new inks and dies, so you won't want to miss out!!  Cost for the Make and Take is $2.50.  Come on in and join in the fun and bring a friend too!!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Celebrate Mom!!!!

Mother's Day is not far away and what better way to honor mom than to make her a homemade card!!!  We have a great line of embellishments by GCD Studios called Homespun Chic!!  Homespun Chic is very retro, girlie, and fun!!  Just perfect for any type of Mother's Day gift!!!

Homespun Chic Inspiration Cards

Here's a sample using the Inspiration Cards:
What a Woman!!!
The Girl's Paperie Patterned Papers
GCD Homespun Chic Inspiration Cards
Bazzill White Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Worn Lipstick
Prima Florals
Martha Stewart Punch

I just had to pair the Inspiration Cards with The Girl's Paperie Papers, which are my new favorite!!! Such an easy card to make!! Just layer the papers, ink the edges, and add a punched edge, flowers and ribbon and you're all set!!!

I hope this inspires you to make a card and/or gift for your Mom!

Happy Creating!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Look What Just Arrived At Simply Fresh Arts!!!

Vintage Groove Jewelry

Romantic, nostalgic jewelry designed by Jill, created by you.

The art of creating unique jewelry has never been easier!!!
By simply combining Jill Schwartz's vintage inspired designs you can easily assemble your own creations that will be cherished for years to come!!!
Stop by Simply Fresh Arts today and check out Jill Schwartz' new line today!!!!

Cropper's Club News for April 9

This week's technique class will feature Distress Reinkers and Mini Misters. If you haven't had a chance to use your reinkers in mist form stop by Simply Fresh Arts, Friday, from 6-10. You will get a chance to make your own mist!!!We will also be using Crafty Secrets Stamps and my personal favorite, vintage book page flowers!! Please call Simply Fresh Arts at (406) 586-9249 or email me at klockart@msn.com to ensure product availability!!  Cost for the class is $3 and of course you are always welcome to come and crop!!  We have limited seating, so please call today!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

What's New at Simply Fresh Arts?

Beeswax Sheets!!

Let your candle creativity soar with these richly colored and textured, 100% beeswax honeycomb sheets! Colored beeswax honeycomb sheets are favorites for crafts and hobbies, and perfect for children's school projects!    100% beeswax honeycomb sheets are easy to roll and can easily be cut into designs and appliqu├ęs.  Each sheet gives you enough wax to make two rolled candles which is a great value too!!!  
Here's an example of what you can do with these sheets of beeswax:
Sheila made these candles shine by adding glitter with some spray glue!!  The pictures do not show the amazing sparkle and shine of these candles!!   Stop by the store today to see the true beauty of these candles!!! 

Thanks for stopping by Simply Fresh Arts!!!
We look forward to seeing you soon!!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Wishing you all a very Joyous Easter!!!
from your friends at Simply Fresh Arts!!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Cropper's Club News

What a wonderful evening full of fun and laughter!!!  I thoroughly enjoyed myself and the hours totally flew by!

Here's the scoop:

Our very talented friend, Denise had some fun with the new Pink Paislee Queen Bee line!!!  Isn't this layout   absolutely gorgeous!!!!  I just love her title work!!!!
Our technique for the evening was the Rusty Enamel technique.  I just love how the tags feel once they are finished!!!

Jessica, who is totally amazing, created these beautiful tags!!!
So Beautiful!!!

Melinda's tag is absolutely wonderful!!!  Look at how awesome the inking is around the edges!!!
Margo went to town and created all of these beautiful tags!!  Way to go Margo!!
I totally love how Janna made the tag her own!!  Look at how she cut the bottom at an angle and added her lace!!!!  Amazing!!!!
I have to apologize to Heidi and Cindy...I totally forgot to get pictures of your tags, but trust me, they turned out absolutely amazing!!!  Thanks to all the ladies who came last night!!!  You all blessed my heart!!!!

I look forward to next week's Cropper's Club!!!  We hope to see you there!!