Sunday, December 29, 2013

2014

In 2014, we want to

Friday, December 13, 2013

2013 Holiday Gift Guide

In case you are still struggling with what to get for some of the people on your list, we've had a little fun making some holiday gift guides :)
For Men
For Nature Lovers
For Glam Girl
For Fun and Funky 
For Cowboys and Cowgirls
For Lovers of Vintage/Junk Gypsies
For Baby
Good luck finding that perfect gift! May the odds be ever in your favor!







Wednesday, December 11, 2013

December 2013 Newsletter!

Christmas is almost here!!! So excited, and excited to share all of our news with you! Our extended holiday hours are 9am-8pm on Thursday, 1-5pm on Sundays, and open from 9am-8pm for all of the 16th-21st week and the 23rd. We are a drawing location for the $250 in Chamber Bucks, drawing closes on the 20th, and sales on Black Hills Gold jewelry, boxed Christmas cards, and Christmas craft supplies going on now!
Classes:
December 31st: 6-10 year old Children’s Art Class! $7.50 per class per child, $6.00 per child if you have more than one child in your family taking classes, all materials provided. 4:30-5:30pm (last Tuesday of every month except on holidays)
January 2nd: 4-5 year old Children’s Art Class! $7.50 per class per child, $6.00 per child if you have more than one child in your family taking classes, all materials provided. 4:30-5:30pm (last Thursday of every month except on holidays)
January 23rd: Book Page Flower Wreath Class! Various techniques for creating lovely book page/paper wreaths for your home. 6-9pm. All materials provided, $25.00.

February 18th: Covered Vintage Suitcase Class! Learn how to cover a vintage suitcase with decorative paper. Great for a statement piece in your home and to store odds and ends in! All materials provided, even the suitcase. Class covers techniques and tips and you should get a good start on your suitcase. 6-9pm. $40.00
Our DIY this month is to help you get started on the most fun part of giving gifts...gift wrapping :). Just a few simple ideas to make your packages extra special:
For this present, we hand stamped the paper-the white dots are just a pencil eraser in white paint. And you can find our tutorial for the yarn poms here.
On this one, we folded pieces of washi tape over twine and then cut the the ends of the tape in a triangle shape.
And finally, we added dots with Stickles glitter, paper roses, and a paper ornament to this package. You can find our tutorial for making paper roses here. Just scroll down to the 3rd video. For the ornament, just cut or punch out three circles, stitch them down the middle and fold out the sides.
*All twines and ribbons used are available by the yard in our shop.



Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Have yourself a Merry little Christmas

Just holiday wishes from Cherry Blossom Paperie with a few extra photos to spread Christmas cheer :)













Tuesday, November 12, 2013

November Newsletter!

It's November!!! So much fun getting ready for the holiday season and we are so thankful. Thankful for all of you. Seriously. If you have signed up for our newsletter, it means that you are interested in our shop, our classes, and/or our ideas and that is what brightens our day and keeps us going. We are so thankful for you! And we have lots of fun things in store for you this month!
November 17th: Holiday Preview from 1-5pm! Goodies and hot drinks, special deals, and holiday fun!
November 21st: 4-5 year old Children’s Art Class! $7.50 per class per child, $6.00 per child if you have more than one child in your family taking classes, all materials provided. 4:30-5:30pm (last Thursday of every month except on holidays)
November 26th: 6-10 year old Children’s Art Class! $7.50 per class per child, $6.00 per child if you have more than one child in your family taking classes, all materials provided. 4:30-5:30pm (last Tuesday of every month except on holidays)
December 5th: Christmas Mason Jar Diorama Class! Create a beautiful winter/Christmas scene in a mason jar as a diorama decoration or a snow globe. All materials provided plus extra supplies to take home, $25.00 per person. 6-9pm. Please prepay by November 27th. 

Our DIY this month comes from MerMag blog. It's such a cute and simple paper craft!
Click here to visit Merrilee's blog for instructions and to see cute variations of this paper wreath.
We hope your November is full of food, family, and fun! 



Sunday, October 13, 2013

I LOVE fall!

I've been having fun taking pics this month. :)



“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” 
― L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables

Saturday, October 5, 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

It could be the weather,
but I'm in a serious Christmas crafting mood :)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Some New Stuff

Thought I would post pics of some our new handmade items and furniture pieces  :)


Monday, September 23, 2013

Fall Newsletter!

So sorry this is so late! It's been a pretty crazy month, so we are doing a September/October combined fall newsletter. Fall is absolutely my favorite time of the year and I'm so excited to share our news with you!
September 24th: 6-10 year old Children’s Art Class! $7.50 per class per child, $6.00 per child if you have more than one child in your family taking classes, all materials provided. 4:30-5:30pm (last Tuesday of every month except on holidays)
September 26th: 4-5 year old Children’s Art Class! $7.50 per class per child, $6.00 per child if you have more than one child in your family taking classes, all materials provided. 4:30-5:30pm (last Thursday of every month except on holidays)
October 19th: Creative Gift Box Class! Papers, glue, embellishments, and bone folder included, $15.00. 2:00-4:00pm

October 24th: 4-5 year old Children’s Art Class! $7.50 per class per child, $6.00 per child if you have more than one child in your family taking classes, all materials provided. 4:30-5:30pm (moved to the 24th because of Halloween)
October 29th: 6-10 year old Children’s Art Class! $7.50 per class per child, $6.00 per child if you have more than one child in your family taking classes, all materials provided. 4:30-5:30pm (last Tuesday of every month except on holidays)
Our DIY this month is a fun burlap flower. It's a great fall decoration that can be added to just about anything: a burlap wreath, fall garland, table centerpiece, etc. 
First I cut a 6 foot long by 2 inch wide strip of burlap. Then I threaded a large darning needle with package string and knotted it 2 or 3 times on the end. I did a basting stitch across the bottom of the strip. When I got all the way to the end, I pulled the string, gathering it into a ruffle. I didn't gather mine supper tight. I tied knots in that end of the string. Then I cut a circle out of burlap that was about 4 inches wide, curled the ruffle into a spiral, and glued it down onto the circle with fabric glue. I pulled off any excess strings of burlap sticking out.  My flower is about 6.5-7 inches wide. If you would like a smaller flower, simply cut a thinner strip of burlap. 
We hope you are having a fabulous fall, enjoying the gorgeous weather and fall activities!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

I've been taking photos for as long as I can remember. Sometimes they suck, sometimes I get lucky. So I have all these photos that I've been storing up that haven't really been serving any purpose. Some of them I really love and I felt like it was a waste. So, I decided to open another Etsy shop. Just photography on this one. I'm hoping that someone else will love them too, and will want a nice big print on their wall to make them happy every time that they look at it.
Check out it here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LaceyLynPhotography
Here are a couple of sneak peeks.



Saturday, August 24, 2013

My home

So a few different people have been asking me what my house looks like. I think they see all the funky stuff in the shop and think what in the world does her house look like? So here is a post with some pics of the interior of our house.

One of my favorite paintings ever, by Nancy Griffin. I'm lucky enough to have a husband that will occasionally splurge on artwork for my birthday :)
 And this beautiful door knob coat hanger was of course made by my talented mom, one of her first.
And she and I built this built-in bookcase. Yes, we already have way too many books for it. I'm trying to convince myself to get rid of some of them.
Papaya wall hanging :)
The scroll painting on the wall was a going away gift from some of our students in China.






Paris photos by Jessica Smit, a great friend and talented artist. Check out her paintings here.

We've done a lot of work on the house, but there are definitely things that still need updated, hopefully we will eventually get to them. I probably would have gone slightly more muted with some of the colors, but I have a husband that likes very bright colors, so they were a compromise. I picked the two very neutral colors out myself and they are maybe a little too boring so its probably good we have to compromise. :) And I think its obvious that the year we lived in China has definitely influenced our style, although I've always had an affinity for Asian things so maybe not. Also, as far as store items go, I have kept back a few of our auction finds that I just loved: a wood mid-century modern chair that now sits at Cory's synth (which doesn't appear in any of the photos), a cool old phone chair, and there is a floor lamp I'm considering that we haven't found a shade to fit yet. We also bought a very cool mid-century upholstered chair from Sandhills Sage to replace a chair in the living room that was in terrible shape. The basement still looks like a basement and the two tiny upstairs bedrooms still need a lot of work. Anyway, this is our house so far...