Friday, November 30, 2012

2 Albuquerque Shows Tomorrow!

Will you be in or around the Albuquerque area tomorrow!  If so, stop by one of the 2 show booths we'll have set up at a couple of the most popular craft bazaar events in town.  There will be a quick make and take, plus the whole Craft Fantastic line of products!  We love to visit with our Crafty Friends!

December 1st -- 9:00 to 4:00  Monte Vista Mercado -- Albuquerque, NM    
Monte Vista Elementary School 
3211 Monte Vista Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 505-268-3520

December 1st -- 9:00 to 4:00  La Cueva High School Holiday Craft Show  
Albuquerque, NM -- 
7801 Wilshire NE, Albuquerque, NM 505-823-2317

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Bit of Inspiration from Shay Silva

Good Morning!  Just a quick post to share an inspiring project from Craft Fantastic Artist, Shay Silva.  Shay has used a chain, tray, glass bead, and image from the Craft Fantastic Webshop, and added metal embellishments from her own stash to create something dramatic and wonderful!  Simple additions, but they make this necklace special and unique.  Wouldn't this be a fantastic gift?!  Hint, hint, Shay!

Speaking of gifts...are you crafting gifts for the holidays?  Feel free to share photos of your projects on the Craft Fantastic Facebook Page.  We love to see what our Crafty Friends are working on and we are always inspired by your creativity.  

By Shay Silva:  chain, tray, bead, and image available in
the Craft Fantastic Webshop.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Behold the New Fantastic Deluxe Pendant Kit!

We're celebrating a number of "firsts" at Craft Fantastic!  A new blog, a new Facebook page, and now,  a new monthly newsletter.  To keep the party going, we're introducing a new pendant kit unlike no other!

For years our customers have been asking for a kit that has everything.  We love our Craft Fantastic customers so we came up with the Fantastic Deluxe Pendant Kit!  This kit makes sixteen heirloom quality pendants with chains in both silver and antique finishes.  Create eight of our super popular square pendants and eight of our round pendants using family photos, Fantastic Art images, or designer papers.

Perfect for ALL ages, these pendants are fast, fun and easy to make!  No experience or special tools required and a great project for the whole family.  Need a gift for your crafting buddy?  Your son's teacher?  An impromptu houseguest?  A special Hostess with the Mostest?  Say no more!  Pick up this kit and start checking names off your Christmas List.  It's that easy!

Visit the Craft Fantastic Webshop for a detailed list of everything included in the Fantastic Deluxe Pendant Kit.  You will be amazed at the wonderful assortment of Craft Fantastic products available in one kit for such a great deal!  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Embrace the weekend!    


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving from Craft Fantastic!

Happy Thanksgiving
 to all of our Crafty Friends and Family!
May your bellies be full
 and the memories joyous!

We are thankful for YOU, Gentle Customers!
Your friendship, kindness, and continued patronage
are beyond measure!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas Images Now Available!

Just in time for the holidays and all of your yuletide projects...Christmas images!   Perfect for creating stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, and maybe a little something for you to don at those festive Christmas parties.  Get them now and get started.  Christmas will be here before you know it!  Click this link to visit the Craft Fantastic Shop!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Craft Fantastic Jewelry Class at China Phoenix 2

Will you be in or around the Albuquerque area this Saturday?  If you will be, consider taking Anne Engelhardt's Craft Fantastic Jewelry class at China Phoenix 2.  You'll learn directly from Craft Fantastic's insanely talented owner and artist, and you'll create enough jewelry to stuff all the stockings on your Christmas list this season.  Here's what you'll make:

Crazy, I know!  The class is this Saturday, November 17th, from 10:00am - 1:00pm and the class fee is $28.00.  Contact Nancy at China Phoenix 2 to add your name to the list...(505)884-8217.  You don't want to miss this one!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fantastic Friends: Teresa Frankenstein

Meet Teresa Frankenstein!  Teresa is a phenomenal demo/show artist and she has been showcasing Craft Fantastic's amazing products for the past year.  Keep your eyes open and you might run into her at a show in your area.  Here's what Teresa has to say about her foray into crafting and finding a job she truly loves:

You know that saying, "I wish I could do what I love for a living" - well after years of being in sales for large corporations (TV Guide Channel and American Red Cross), I'm finally doing what I love for a living.  My family moved from Oklahoma to Vancouver, Washington 5 years ago and crafting has been a great way for me to make new friends.

My passion for scrapbooking and paper-crafting started when I was in 7th grade - over 30 years ago!  I remember my first scrapbook was a gift from my aunt and it was avocado green with all black pages.  I spent hours putting school spirit ribbons, pictures of friends, and my "crushes" on teen pop-stars.  I recently found that album tucked away and shared those memories with my 12 year old daughter.

A year ago this October I met Anne Engelhardt who owns Craft Fantastic.  Like all the other "scrapbookers" roaming the Portland Scrapbook Convention floor, I ran across her "free" make and take and have been hooked ever since.  I love scrapbooking, but scrapbooking is ongoing and never ending,  right?!  When I made a ring and necklace with Craft Fantastic products in under 10 minutes the wheels started turning - instant gratification and endless possibilities!  As the show winded down I asked Anne if she needed help in the upcoming Seattle scrapbooking show and after talking for a few minutes we just clicked and several shows later, here I am.

I love teaching customers, friends and family how simple glass art with Craft Fantastic is to make.  But the thing I like the most is me and my teenage daughter making great glass art together and she is so proud when she sees her teachers sporting their new necklaces she made them :)

Teresa dazzling during a demo at a recent show!

Teresa Frankenstein:  tray, round glass bead and image by Craft Fantastic

Teresa Frankenstein:  square trays, square glass beads and images by Craft Fantastic

Teresa Frankenstein:  retro bracelets and round glass beads by Craft Fantastic

Teresa Frankenstein:  trays, glass beads and images by Craft Fantastic

Thank you, Teresa, for sharing your lovely art with us and being such a talented and exuberant member of the Craft Fantastic Team!  Visit Teresa's blog at Scrappin' Frankenstein for inspirational art and behind the scenes photos of what it's like to be on the road with Craft Fantastic!

Thanks for stopping by!