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November 4, 2018

Inventory unpacked this week:
Large assortment of Christmas papers.
(many smaller patterns suitable for card fronts)

Restocking Stamperia papers.

Restock *Frog’s Whiskers stamps.

(lots of Christmas words & verses)

Restock of Peel-Off stickers.

Black Friday Sale Event
Mark your calendar: Nov. 22 & 23

Free drop-in Thursday Nov. 8th 11 to 2
We love Stamperia collage / canvas art and many of you ladies have asked for more info on the techniques / supplies used. We will have samples from our studio workshop available to view.
The class room tables will be pretty interesting!
Robin, Sharlene and Carole are working on samples.
Want a workshop? Let us know.

Sharlenes’ card classes.
Beginners welcome in all her classes.
All paints, papers, patterns are included.
You bring a few paint brushes and adhesives.
If you have taken classes with Sharlene already and own the intro kit of brushes please bring them.
If these are your first classes with her she has a few brushes she will share to get you started.

Two *gorgeous Black plus…* cards. OMG!
Sharlene shares more beautiful / simple brush strokes.
Use these skills over again to create stunning / elegant cards.
Wed. Nov. 7th 12:00 – 3:00 $35.00 1 seat left

St. Nick (a little bit country)
Based on a delightful *Deb Antonick* pattern.
Coloring with new *DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic* paints.
Learn delightful blending techniques on a primed surface.
5x7 greeting card or an adorable décor piece.
Sat. Nov. 24th 9:00 – 12:00 $30.00

Stampendous Christmas Critters
3 delightful *Critter* cards. Everything included except adhesives.
A few paint brushes can be on loan to get you started.
These cuties are painted with the new *DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics*
Sat. Dec. 1st 9:00 to 12:30 

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Questions? Carole 403-255-8731


October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween

20% off all Halloween Dies, Stamps and Paper

Sharlene’s card classes: samples in the store now
Sharlene is an incredible teacher. She has adapted her amazing Decorative Painting Techniques to greeting cards for you ladies.
Total beginners to advanced welcome. You will be thrilled with your results.
All paints, papers, patterns are included. You bring a few paint brushes and adhesives.
Sharlene prefers small groups…..usually 6 students

Two *gorgeous Black plus…* cards. OMG!
You won’t believe how simple these brush strokes are to learn. You will use these skills over again to create simple/elegant cards.
Wed. Nov. 7th 12 ~ 3 or Sat. Nov 10th 9 ~ 12 $35.00

Season’s Greetings* ~ 2 exquisite cards (5x7)
Featuring Tim Holtz tree stamps and coloring with Distress Inks. 
With these new skills you can create lovely art in seasonal colors / themes.
Sat. Nov. 10th 1 to 4 $35.00

Delightful Santa (a little bit country)
Based on a delightful *Deb Antonick* pattern.
Coloring with acrylic paints and simple blending.
Greeting card or an Adorable décor piece.
Sat. Nov. 24th 12~3 or Sat. Dec. 1 $35.00

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Questions? Carole 403-255-8731


October 19, 2018

Class Sat. Oct. 27
3 cards each featuring glitter cardstock.
Gold Poppy die on red glitter and black cardstock.
Gorgeous and dramatic.
Deer die on gold glitter and earth tone cardstock.
Fab for fall / masculine.
White on white peace dove die. Your choice of silver or blue glitter cardstock. Stunning.
We supply everything except strong tape and scissors.
Samples in the store, on Facebook www.paperpastimes.com
Sat. Oct. 27th 10:00 am to 12:00 noon only $19.95

*New* & Restock
Hooray, finally here!
Birthday and Christmas **Peel Off** stickers have arrive

New Oxides may arrive by Oct. 25 2018
(call and reserve your set: 403-255-8731)
(Promo: 12 plus 12 sets: $144.00)

Restock and new 12x12 scrapbooking paper.

Unpacking more papers this weekend.

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Questions? Carole 403-255-8731


October 8, 2018

**Artsy Stuff Class Event** Oct. 11 ~ 13
Register Now: 403-255-8731
Please note: All Friday and Saturday classes / demos will be held in the
Neon Milkshake Art Studio 2 doors from us. 

Paper Pastimes will be open
Fri. Oct. 12th 9:30 am to 8:00 pm Sat. Oct. 13th 9:30 am to 6:00 pm


Beautiful landscapes: 1 fall ~ 1 night theme ~ Our classroom
Sketch from a simple pattern. Coloring is done with Distress Inks.
Sharlene provides everything except adhesives and a few paintbrushes which are available from her.
Thurs. Oct. 11 ~ 12 ~ 3:30 $39.00

Three Delightful Christmas Critters (a little bit country) ~ Neon Milkshake Studio
Everything provided except adhesives and a few paintbrushes. Bring a black pen.
Fri. Oct. 12 ~ 12 ~ 3:30 sold out

*Graphic 45 ~ 4x6 wallet with pockets and tags* ~ Neon Milkshake Studio
Little gifts? ~ Christmas Markets?
Featuring gorgeous Graphic 45 Café Parisian Collection.
I supply all papers / embellishments plus a print out of the cutting guide.
Bring ruler ~ score board ~ paper trimmer ~ bone folder ~ pencil/eraser
Adhesives ~ foam dots or tape
Fri. Oct. 12th 10:00 am ~ 12 noon $20.00

Alcohol Inks on Fabric ~ Neon Milkshake Studio
Supplies included in the fee: fabric, alcohol ink, alcohol blender.
The use of sponge and felt tools, stamps and inkpads.
Sat. Oct. 13th 9:30 am ~ 1:00 $60.00

Three *Black and White* gorgeous cards ~ Neon Milkshake Studio
You won’t believe how simple these brush strokes are to learn.
Everything provided except adhesives and a few paint brushes.
Sat. Oct. 13th 9:30 ~ 3.5 hrs or 2:30 ~ 3.5 hrs $49.00

Mixed Media ~ Stamperia collage & paste stencils ~ Neon Milkshake Studio
Stamperia produces the most exquisite collage papers I have ever seen.
I supply all adhesives, pastes, stencils, inks, metal trim, the art board
and of course your choice of beautiful *Stamperia* collage papers.
Bring scissors ~ paint brush ~ camera ~ snack ~ wear play clothes.
Sat. Oct 13th 2:30 ~ 6:00 $45.00

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Questions? Carole 403-255-8731


October 1, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving

We are open Oct. 2 to 6th 11 to 4:30 

Unpacking dozens of dies & new Tim Holtz Stencils.
Alcohol Inks back in stock – over 200 bottles!
Watch Facebook for photos of classes and new inventory.
Sale bins have been restocked.

**Artsy Stuff Class Event** Oct. 11 ~ 13
Samples will be posted to paperpastimes.com and Facebook.
Register Now: 403-255-8731
Please note: All Friday and Saturday classes / demos will be held in the Neon Milkshake Art Studio 2 doors from us. Paper Pastimes will be loaded with new and restock inventory.

Beautiful landscapes: 1 fall ~ 1 night theme ~ Our classroom
Sketch from a simple pattern. Coloring is done with Distress Inks and a few of your paint brushes. With these new skills you can create lovely art in seasonal colors / themes. Sharlene provides everything except adhesives and a few paintbrushes which are available from her.
Thurs. Oct. 11th ~ 12 ~ 3:30 $39.00

Three Delightful Christmas Critters (a little bit country) ~ Neon Milkshake Studio
Sketch from simple patterns. Coloring with acrylic paints and simple blending.
A snowman, a penguin and Santa. Cards or an Adorable décor set.
Everything provided except adhesives and a few paintbrushes.
Fri. Oct. 12th ~ 12 ~ 3:30 $39.00

*Graphic 45 ~ 4x6 wallet with pockets and tags*
Little gifts? ~ Christmas Markets?
Featuring gorgeous Graphic 45 Café Parisian Collection.
We will replicate a delightful project I learned in classes while attending CHA and Collins Events in the states.
I supply all papers / embellishments plus a print out of the cutting guide.
Bring ruler ~ score board ~ paper trimmer ~ bone folder ~ pencil/eraser Adhesives ~ foam dots or tape
Fri. Oct. 12th 10:00 am ~ 12 noon $20.00

Alcohol Inks on Fabric ~ Neon Milkshake Studio
Decorate a lovely 10”x 20” fabric banner with Alcohol inks and stamps.
Practice first on your sampler fabric then decorate your banner.
The panel will be mounted on a wooden dowel ready for hanging.
Supplies included in the fee: fabric, alcohol ink, alcohol blender.
The use of sponge and felt tools, stamps and inkpads.
Bring a pen/notebook, snack and wear play clothes.
Sat. Oct. 13th 9:30 am ~ 1:00 $60.00

Three *Black and White* gorgeous cards ~ Neon Milkshake Studio
You won’t believe how simple these brush strokes are to learn. You will use these skills over again to create simple/elegant cards.
Everything provided except adhesives and a few paint brushes.
Sat. Oct. 13th 9:30 ~ 3.5 hrs or 2:30 ~ 3.5 hrs $49.00

Mixed Media ~ Stamperia collage & paste stencils ~ Neon Milkshake Studio
Stamperia produces the most exquisite collage papers I have ever seen.
I supply all adhesives, pastes, stencils, inks, metal trim, the art board and of course your choice of beautiful *Stamperia* collage papers.
Bring scissors ~ paint brush ~ camera ~ snack ~ wear play clothes.
Sat. Oct 13 2:30 ~ 6:00 $45.00

Free Demos Friday October 12 ~ At Neon Milkshake Studio
There will be 2 or 3 demos / make-it stations going at the same time.
Some of these will repeat thru the day. Starts at 10 am and ends at 8pm.

1. 10:00 - 11:00 am: Sharlene paints with Distress Inks (amazing).

2. Alcohol Ink techniques on your embossed tag. (glossy cardstock)

3. Art Journal techniques ~ Spritz ~ Spray ~ Stamp (decorate a sample tag).

4. Stencils with ink/sprays and paste (make a tag).

5. Embossing folder with metallic paper (make a tag).

6. Stamping with Brushos/Color Burst powders.

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Questions? Carole 403-255-8731


September 26, 2018

I’m so grateful. It’s *Back to Business* for me. It will take me a little while to get back on track.

Thanks so much for all your words of encouragement and support.

Please drop in for a little chat. Would love to see you.

**Artsy Stuff Class Event** Oct. 11 ~ 13
Register Now
Sharlene’s card classes: samples in the store now
Sharlene is an incredible teacher. She has adapted her amazing Decorative Painting Techniques to greeting cards for you ladies.
Total beginners to advanced welcome. You will be thrilled with your results.
Sharlene prefers small groups so each of these classes will run twice that day.

She provides everything except your adhesives and a few paint brushes.
You will need to bring a few paint brushes and your adhesives.

Beautiful landscapes: 1 fall ~ 1 night theme
Sketch from a simple pattern. Coloring is done with Distress Inks and a few of your paint brushes. With these new skills you can create lovely art in seasonal colors / themes.
Thurs. Oct. 11th ~ 12 ~ 3:30 or 6:00 ~ 3.5 hrs $39.00

Three Delightful Christmas Critters (a little bit country)
Sketch from simple patterns. Coloring with acrylic paints and simple blending.
A snowman, a penguin and Santa. Cards or an Adorable décor set.
Fri. Oct. 12th ~ 12 ~ 3:30 or 6:00 ~ 3.5 hrs $39.00

Three *Black and White* gorgeous cards. Wow!
You won’t believe how simple these brush strokes are to learn. You will use these skills over again to create simple/elegant cards.
Sat. Oct. 13th 9:30 ~ 3.5 hrs or 2:30 ~ 3.5 hrs $49.00

Carole’s classes/ workshops Oct. 12 & 13
*Quick & Easy Art Journal* (pretty messy too!)
Spritz & spray both sides of several pieces of watercolor paper.
Add additional color and pattern to both sides with paints, stamps, inks, stencils, sponges. Align the pages to have proper orientation.
Score the centre of each page. More stamping etc on each page.
Assemble the journal with a very easy stitch. (approx. 6x9)
Fee includes all papers, sprays, stamps, inks, paints
Bring camera + pen, snack and wear play clothes.
Fri. Oct. 12th 12:00 ~ 3.5 hrs ~ $50.00

*Mini Verse or Brag Books*
Little gifts? ~ Christmas Markets?
Featuring gorgeous Graphic 45 and Stamperia papers.
We will replicate some of the delightful projects I learned in classes while attending CHA and Collins Events in the states.
I supply all papers/book boards and embellishments.
Bring ruler ~ score board ~ paper trimmer ~ bone folder ~ pencil/eraser
Adhesives ~ foam dots or tape
Fri. Oct. 12th 6:00 ~ 3.5 hrs ~ $45.00

Alcohol Inks on Fabric 
Decorate a lovely 10”x 20” fabric banner with Alcohol inks and stamps.
Practice first on your sampler fabric then decorate your banner.
The panel will be mounted on a wooden dowel ready for hanging.
Supplies included in the fee: fabric, alcohol ink, alcohol blender.
The use of sponge and felt tools, stamps and inkpads.
Bring a pen/notebook, snack and wear play clothes.
Sat. Oct. 13th 9:30 ~ 3.5 hours ~ $60.00

Mixed Media ~ Stamperia collage & paste stencils
Stamperia produces the most exquisite collage papers I have ever seen.
I supply all adhesives, pastes, stencils, inks, metal trim, the art board and of course your choice of beautiful *Stamperia collage papers.
Bring scissors ~ paint brush ~ camera ~ snack ~ wear play clothes
Sat. Oct 13th 2:30

Follow us on Facebook for the newest arrivals.

Questions? Carole 403-255-8731


September 17, 2018

A second newsletter is coming your way with the info for our *Artsy Stuff class event
Oct. 11, 12 & 13.
Sharlene’s gorgeous cards are available to view now and Sharlene will be in the store on Sat. Sept 22 to show samples and talk to you about her classes.

September 21 and 22 *Celebration
Open Fri. Sept. 21st 9 am to 9 pm

Open Sat. Sept. 22 9 am to 7 pm

These products 25% off
Stampendous Stamps
Penny Black Stamps
Lawn Fawn Stamps & Dies
All Cuttlebug plates
All Punches
Red Tag Sale Bins
All items prices as marked.

Make~n~Takes
Pick a card kit (free with purchase).
Bring adhesive or take kit home.
While supplies last.

Free gift with with purchase
Choose an item from the gift basket.

Side Walk Sale (weather permitting)

Sharlene’s card classes: samples in the store now
Sharlene is an incredible teacher. She has adapted her amazing Decorative Painting Techniques to greeting cards for you ladies.

Total beginners to advanced welcome. You will be thrilled with your results.
Sharlene prefers small groups so each of these classes will run twice that day.
You will need to bring a few paint brushes and your adhesives.

Beautiful landscapes: 1 fall ~ 1 night theme
Thurs. Oct. 11 ~ $39.00

Three Delightful Christmas Critters (a little bit country)
Fri. Oct. 12 ~ $39.00

Three *Black and White* gorgeous cards. Wow!
Sat. Oct. 13 9:30 ~ 3.5 hrs or 2:00 ~ 3.5 hrs $49.00

Carole’s classes/ workshops Oct. 12 & 13
Alcohol Inks on Fabric banner ~ 3.5 hrs ~ $60.00
Mixed Media ~ Stamperia collage & paste stencils ~ 3.5 hrs ~ $45.00
Approx 6x9 Art Journal ~ 4 hrs ~ $45.00
Two *Mini* verse or brag books ~ 3.5 hrs ~ $45.00

Follow us on Facebook for the newest arrivals.

Questions? Carole 403-255-8731


September 10, 2018

*New Arrivals*
**Stamperia** latest release scrapbooking paper. ... gorgeous new patterns.

Lavinia Stamps ,,.more designs.

Updates about Sharlene’s card classes:
Many of you ladies have seen her samples at the store. Beautiful trees painted with Distress Ink pads. Stunning *black and white* hand painted cards.
I will be meeting with Sharlene Arsenault in Olds to set her card painting schedule. Wow ~ gorgeous cards! Absolutely suitable for total beginners too.

Paper Pastimes will be closed Sept. 13 ~ 14 ~ 15
See us at Art Waves West in Olds Ab.
Amazing shopping ~ Fabulous Artists
I’m so excited about the number of talented artists now incorporating *mixed media* into their designs!
Pomeroy Inn & Suites 4601 46 Ave Olds Ab

September 21 and 22 *Celebration*
Open Fri. Sept. 21 9 am to 9 pm
Open Sat. Sept. 22 9 am to 7 pm
Promos ~ Make~n~Takes ~ Door Prizes
Side Walk Sale (weather permitting)

October 12 and 13 ~ *Artsy Stuff* class event.
We will rent the *Neon Milkshake* art studio in our mall.
2 full days of classes ~ workshops in both locations!
Alcohol Ink ~ Mixed Media Canvas Art ~ Art Journal Techniques
Cards & more cards ~ Mini Album / verse or brag book

More class info when we are back from Art Waves in Olds.

Follow us on Facebook for the newest arrivals.

Thank you for commenting on and sharing our posts.

Questions? Carole 403-255-8731


September 4, 2018

Wow! So hard to believe that Sept. 1 2018 celebrates 25+ years! (Yike ¼ of a century)

Aug. 31, 2012, after 19 wonderful years, I left the huge Elbow Dr. store.

At that time I gave very serious thought to retiring. Then I discovered this perfect little shop/studio. Semi-retired I am ~ so semi-retired hours too.

Yes one day I will retire. For now I love coming to work, seeing all of you, hearing about your families and keeping my little shop filled to the rafters with the coolest *stuff* I can find.

Now I’m celebrating 7 years on Fairmount Dr!

Thanks so much to each and every one.

You have made this 25 year adventure so worthwhile. xxx


Paper Pastimes will be closed Sept. 13/ 14 & 15
Art Waves West in Olds Ab is a blast. Amazing workshops, mini classes and demos. Incredible artists / products.
ArtFoamie Stamps will be in Olds! Classes & demos
All this and more only 1 short hour drive from my store in Calgary.
Pomeroy Inn & Suites 4601 46 Ave Olds Ab

September 21 and 22 *Celebration*
September 2018 marks our milestone of 25+ years in business.
Open Friday Sept. 21st 9 am to 9 pm

Open Sat. Sept. 22nd 9 am to 7 pm

Promos ~ Make~n~Takes ~ Door Prizes

Side Walk Sale

October 12 and 13 ~ *Artsy Stuff* class event.
We will rent the *Neon Milkshake* art studio in our mall.
2 full days of classes / workshops / shopping in both locations!
Alcohol Ink ~ Mixed Media Canvas Art ~ Art Journal Techniques
Cards & more cards ~ Mini Album / verse or brag book
More info to follow.

New and Restock
Lavinia Stamps ~ additional images arrived.
Re~stock Memory Box & Poppy Dies
Frog’s Whiskers Stamps: lots of Xmas words

Follow us on Facebook for the newest arrivals.

Thank you for commenting on and sharing our posts.

Questions? Carole 403-255-8731


August 27, 2018

October 12 and 13 ~ *Artsy Stuff* class event.

We will rent the *Neon Milkshake* art studio in our mall.
2 full days of classes / workshops / shopping in both locations!
Alcohol Ink ~ Mixed Media Canvas Art ~ Art Journal Techniques
Cards & more cards ~ Mini Album / verse or brag book
More info to follow.

Restock / New Products last week:
Lavinia Stamps ~ Tutti Designs Dies (Halloween images too!)

Memory Box Christmas dies ~ Christmas Accessories

Restock Ranger Alcohol inks (white mixative still not available).

Classes with Carole
Bring your tool kit that includes a paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, tape, foam dots plus any extra items included on the class description.
PS: we will repeat Wed am classes Sat. am for you working ladies. See below.

What’s Up Wed. Aug. 29 or Early Bird Sat. Sept. 01
Embossing Folders To The Max! Create 3 cards each highlighting a specialty cardstock. Glossy ~ Metallic ~ Shimmer Sheetz.
I supply all folders, cards, specialty papers, inks and stamps.
You will be sanding Shimmer. Cutting and creating mosaic patterns for your cards. Bring your kit as listed above.
You can work in white/gold or white/silver.
Wed. Aug. 29th 9:30 to 11 $15.00 or
Sat. Sept 1st 9:30 to 11 $15.00 

What’s up Wed. Sept.5 or Early Bird Sat. Sept. 8
Tutti Dies Try Out. These dies are amazing. I provide a selection of Tutti Dies, paper, die cut machine / cardstock / some stamps and ink.
You will cut the dies and assemble 3 cards. Add a stamped verse.
Bring your kit as listed above.
Wed. Sept. 5th 9:30 to 11 $15.00 or
Sat. Sept. 8th 9:30 to 11 $15.00

Paper Pastimes will be closed Sept. 13/ 14 & 15
Art Waves West in Olds Ab is a blast. Amazing workshops, mini classes and demos. Incredible artists / products.
ArtFoamie Stamps will be in Olds! Classes & demos
All this and more only 1 short hour drive from my store in Calgary.
Pomeroy Inn & Suites 4601 46 Ave Olds Ab

September 21 and 22
September 2018 marks my milestone of 25 years + in business.
You’re invited to enjoy extended hours / store promos!
Early Bird and Pm classes.

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Thank you for commenting on and sharing our posts.

Questions? Carole 403-255-8731


August 15, 2018

Inventory from these 2 companies is starting to arrive.
Drop in and check out our first shipments.

Lavinia Stamps
We have had many requests for these *fairy* stamps.

Tutti Designs Dies: *New company for us*
I'm excited about their amazing selection of images.

Clear, bright packaging, very fair pricing, 
Check them out: tuttidesigns.com

Paper Pastimes will be closed Sept. 13/ 14 & 15
We will be attending Art Waves West in Olds Ab

August ~ classes with Carole
Paper Pastimes provides most of the supplies but you must bring a tool kit that includes a paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil, tape, foam dots plus any extra items included on the class description.
Camera, note pad, pen. Wear suitable clothes. Some classes are messy.

Just a note about *What’s Up Wednesday* classes.
If we receive enough requests for an early evening class we will repeat any Wednesday am class again that evening.
Do you have a group of friends that would like a private class?

What’s Up Wed. Aug. 22
Art Foamie stamps are so much fun.
Learn delightful techniques for greeting cards and/or art journal pages.
I supply all stamps, inks, sprays & cardstock.
Bring your art journal if you are working in one.
Bring your kit as listed above.
9:30 to 11 $15.00

What’s Up Wed. Aug. 29
Embossing Folders To The Max! Create 3 cards each highlighting a specialty cardstock. Glossy ~ Metallic ~ Shimmer Sheetz.
I supply all folders, cards, specialty papers, inks and stamps.
You will be sanding Shimmer. Cutting and creating mosaic patterns for your cards. Bring your kit as listed above.
You will work in white/gold or white/silver.
9:30 to 11 $15.00

Follow us on Facebook for the newest arrivals.

Thank you for commenting on and sharing our posts.

Questions? Carole 403-255-8731