9/30/09

A Spook-tacular Night

We just got finished with our first ever night class - and I am excited to report that we pulled it off! We had a great turnout and had lots of fun.

A huge THANK YOU to all the employees who helped with the planning of this,
AND a huge thank you to all the guests who came!
It was fun to meet some new people and to share ideas...

Here are a few pics taken beforehand...

A floating balloon arch


Some scrumptious food catered by our friends at Dippidees.


Cute feather wreaths, huh?


Samples of Halloween crafts



Guests learned how to make mini topiaries, made a gift pouch to take home,
ate yummy food, and went home with tonz of ideas for the Halloween season!

If you missed out, but would like to purchase our
Halloween Party Packet
visit our website or come into the store.

October Visiting Teaching Message

...is again, super cute.
Sometimes I wonder if we can make yet another unique VT gift - but each month with a new topic and some brainstorming - it always turns out great!

(Another post I will have to let you in on the behind-the-scenes of getting VT ready each month!
It is quite the process. Anyhow...)

The message is entitled,
"Nurture the Rising Generation."
We have made a spooky little gift pouch,
and placed the message and a treat inside.


Our tag reads,
"In this scary world...treat yourself
(and the rising generation) to gospel sweetness!"


The cream paper opens up and shows the entire message from the Ensign. You can easily add a personalized note to this pouch...just grab some paper that matches and slide it in.

If you can't catch your sisters home,
leave it hanging on their doorknob -
what a fun treat to come home to!

The message this month is $3.00. If you would like to order, please visit our NEW WEBSITE to have them shipped! (please be patient as this is our first month trying this out)

9/25/09

Ribbon Sale!

We are having a SALE on select American Craft designed ribbon... they
come in spools of 4 feet for $1.00 - and they are absolutely darling.

Perfect for wrapping, adding just a little piece to a bigger bow, scrapbooking,
home-made cards, AND for hair accessories!

All spring and summer styles are now
BUY 2 GET 1 FREE!
While supplies last.

Good Luck Lehi Pioneers!

Today is the BIG Homecoming Football Game at Lehi High School... we just want to wish them GOOD LUCK!!

Come in today for a 20% discount on ANY PURPLE ITEMS! Balloons, face paint, hair spray, leis... great to wear to the game tonight!

9/20/09

Here are the links to our latest TV appearances in case you missed them...
usually Studio 5 just has us do one short segment,
this time Emily did 2 short segments!

Some of you might have seen the first and then missed the second... so here you go!

How To: Making Old Fashioned Cones to Wrap your Gifts

10 Quick and Easy Birthday Gifts (Kids, Teens, & Adults)

9/17/09

Studio 5

Today, September 17 Only:
Mention you saw us on Studio 5 and receive $10 off a $50 purchase!

9/16/09

Cutest Cone-Shaped Pouches...How To

These little pouches originated as
"May Flower Baskets"
they were filled with flowers and left on friend's doorsteps...

This is our take on them..



Perfect for...

wrapping that little (or big) treasure

leaving on someone's porch with a note and a truffle

using as a favor at your next party
(make them mini)






Do you want to make one?

Grab some scrapbook paper, ribbon, your grandmother's buttons, a stapler, glue dots... and you're ready!

Step 1:
Choose your paper, and cut into a perfect square.
(this example is using a 8.5" x 8.5")


Step 2:
Measure about 3.5" from the top point on both sides and make a small mark.
This is where you will fold in towards the center.
(you can also just eyeball it!)



Step 3:
Choose your embellishments... ribbon, buttons, flowers, etc.
Don't be afraid to use different patterns and colors.
For this project, we literally used scraps of ribbon!


Step 4:

Layer everything together...start with ribbon and end with flowers.
Pictured here are two strands of brown sheer ribbon, criss-crossed; goldenrod ribbon just scrunched up; and 2 paper flowers.

Step 5:
Open up your cone, holding all your embellishments just as you want them. Staple through both sides of your cone flaps and ALL of your ribbon and flowers. It might take 2-3 staples.

Step 6:
Fluff and trim your ribbon, add buttons or jewels with glue dots or hot glue.
Just a little dab will do!
(Layered buttons also look cute)

You can also add a strand of ribbon (staple to the insides on each side)
so the cone can be hung from a doorknob. See very top picture.



TaDa! You're finished! SO EASY.

Now you can WOW someone with this fabulous gift pouch.

Too busy to make your own?
Call us for a custom quote.



Watch us On TV - Thursday at 11:00

Just wanted to remind you that we will be on
KSL's Studio 5 show, Thursday the 17th, at 11:00 am.

Tune in to see 10 quick ideas for birthday bags -
for kids, teens, and adults!

We will also be showing how to make
a cute little cone-shaped pouch...
perfect for stuffing with some sweet treats or a little gift.

They are a spin on the old fashioned May baskets...
people used to fill them with flowers
and leave on friend's doorsteps as a surprise.

But of course, we have updated and created our own little version...

You won't want to miss it!




9/11/09

Fun Quote for Friday

Just wanted to share this darling little quote with you...
I think it's a good way to start the weekend!

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body - but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, soda pop in the other, body thoroughly used up - totally worn out and screaming, "Woo hoo, what a ride!"

Isn't that cute?! We tie it on little treat bags for birthday gifts.
(I'm not sure who the author is.)
Happy Friday!

9/8/09

Halloween is Coming...

I know, not for awhile, but lots of you out there are pre-planners, right?
So I wanted to give you a heads up on a Halloween class we will be hosting.
Introducing...

NIGHTMARE
ON MAIN STREET

When: Wednesday September 30th at 7 pm
Where: At our Haunted House (154 West Main in Lehi)
What: A night FULL of ideas for the Halloween season

You will leave with an exclusive packet full of games, favors, food, and decoration ideas. After the class, enjoy some spooky food and shop all Halloween at 10% off!
Purchase tickets at our store for $10, before September 26th. When you bring your ticket to the class, you will receive a 40% off coupon for any one item in the store.
Refer a friend to the class, and you will receive a FREE gift!

So gather all the "ghouls" in your life, and come for a night full of fun!

9/1/09

September Visiting Teaching Message is out

And we are super excited about it!

The message is titled, "Understand and Live the Gospel of Christ" and has SO many great quotes. One of the lines that stood out to us reads,

"Sisters, now more than ever, we need women to step up and be strong..." which is why we thought this vintage photo fit perfectly.

Our title reads,
"We need STRONG women...
who can harvest and preserve the power of the gospel!"

Isn't it true? Nowdays we HAVE to be strong in order to survive this crazy life!

This quote is printed on the backside of the message.

Since fall is the time to harvest and preserve fruits & veggies, we added a family recipe to our gift. I grew up eating this yummy pear jam. My husband quickly got hooked when we got married, and it is sure to be a favorite within your family, too!

Inside we have included the full message, a Nature Valley granola bar, and of course, the recipe for Pear Preserves.
Here is a picture of everything that is included.
This month's message is $2.75 each.

Please call the store to have them shipped, or email us with your shipping info, credit card #, name, and phone number. Shipping is estimated at $1.00 per message, plus $2.00 for handling.