SIMPLE PLEASURES 

Your home grown Colorado Springs
Stampin' and Scrappin' headquarters!

Dina Wakley and Jim Hankins Workshops

Scroll down this page for all the info on our special guests 
Dina Wakley and Jim Hankins. Then give us a call to register! (719) 528 - 1338


 

 

 

 

Celebrating 22 Years

 
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 THANK YOU
for 22 wonderful years!
 
We're celebrating All Year Long
beginning with our Anniversary Celebration,
February 17 - 19.
 
Stay Tuned for details on exclusive products
and some Very Special Guests!
 
and for our
Advance Notice Wait List
for 72 hours advance registration for these guests.
or calling us at (719) 528 - 1338. 

 

New Arrivals & Exciting Classes

 Exciting Classes and Special Guests

 Yes!  Send me Email Announcements!

 for all the latest product arrivals, announcements, 

and news on classes.

 

Click the CLASSES link at the top of this page
to see our class schedule. 

 

Scroll DOWN for all the details on Special Guest
John Creighton Petersen's workshops Aug 18 - 19. 

 

 Prima Premier Store

 WooHoo - we are PROUD to be one of very few 
Prima Premier Stores in the United States!!!

Exclusive 2017 Memory Box Sets

 Available Only  at Simple Pleasures 

 MBOE 2017 Reduced

See our Blog below for all the details
on these exclusive sets.

 Email us at
mailings@simplepleasuresstamps.com
or call us at (719) 528 - 1338 and

we'll get your order on its way to you!

Welcome to SimplePleasures.com!
Jim Hankins Workshops Oct 13 - 14 Print E-mail
Our Blog - Classes
Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:00

Jim Hankins, The Gentleman Crafter 
is returning to Simple Pleasures
October 13 - 14, 2017

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Full of Southern charm, Jim Hankins is truly a Gentleman Crafter! 
Known for creating intricate 3-D art projects from chipboard and wood.
 You name it, Jim's probably made it! His design sense and use of 
innovative mixed media techniques always brings something new to the craft.

 Mark your calendars - save the dates -
Registration is now OPEN for Jim's workshops.

Give us a call to register.
(719) 528 - 1338

 Note on all Guest Instructor Workshops: 
Purchased spots for guest instructor classes are non-refundable.If we have a wait list and 
can fill you spot, we will issue you an In-Store Credit for your registration fee. 
Otherwise, you are welcome to try to find someone to take your spot.

 


 The Stacked Books Drawers
Friday, October 13, Noon - 5pm

 

 JH Stacked Books

 

Three classic stacked books with a surprise drawer that
opens from the page sides of the books.
Large Book dimensions 8 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 10 inches
Medium Book 7 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 8 1/2 inches
Small Book 4 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches

BRING: Basic Tool Kit containing craft knife, craft mat, 
paper trimmer, scissors, paper piercer, wet and dry 
adhesives, 1/4 or 3/8 inch Scor-Tape, your favorite adhesive 
to apply larger sheets of patterned paper to chipboard, 
pen, pencil, sanding block or Emory board, bone folder, 
ink blending tool, your choice of darker distress pad such as 
brown or black, ink applicator bool, score board, baby wipes,
paper towels. Helpful to bring if you have - metallic rubs or
 paints in Gold. $65


 

 

 The Winter Reindeer (Pair of Two)
Friday, October 13, 6 - 8pm

 

JH The Winter Reindeer

 A pair of winter reindeer in two different poses. Made from
 wood, these easy-to-assemble deer just need a splash of
 holiday color to make them stand out in your holiday decor or rustic
motif. They are adorned with ribbon and finished off with a tiny bell.
Dimensions of each reindeer: Approx 7 3/8 inches base to top of antlers and 
7 inches left to right. 3 1/2 inch base.
BRING:
Craft mat, sanding block, 
foam brushes, baby wipes, paper towels. $36

 

 

 

 The Obelisk All Day Workshop
Saturday, October 14, 9:30am - 5:30pm

(includes a 1 hr lunch break midday. Feel free to pack a lunch or 
grab takeout from one of the nearby eateries) 

 

JH Obelisk

 

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 Another classical icon, The Obelisk is full of storage in a unique 
container. This project has four assorted sized deep drawers and uses
classic Graphic 45 DCE Olde Curiosity Shoppe papers.
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 16

BRING: Basic Tool Kit containing craft knife, paper trimmer, scissors, 
paper piercer, craft mat, wet and dry adhesives,
1/4 or 3/8 inch ScorTape, your favorite adhesive to apply larger sheets of patterned
 paper to chipboard, pen, pencil, sanding block or Emory board,
ink blending tool, your choice of darker distress pad such as brown or 
black, ink applicator tool, bone folder, score board, baby wipes, paper towels. $105

 

Registration is now OPEN for these workshops.
Give us a call to register.
(719) 528 - 1338 

Note on all Guest Instructor Workshops: 
Purchased spots for guest instructor classes are non-refundable.If we have a wait list and 
can fill you spot, we will issue you an In-Store Credit for your registration fee. 
Otherwise, you are welcome to try to find someone to take your spot.

 

 
Dina Wakley and Jim Hankins Workshops Print E-mail

Scroll down this page for all the info on our special guests 
Dina Wakley and Jim Hankins. Then give us a call to register! (719) 528 - 1338


 

 

 

 

 
Dina Wakley is Coming to Simple Pleasures! Print E-mail
Our Blog - Classes
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:00

Dina Wakley, 
Ranger Ink Signature Designer,
is coming to Simple Pleasures  
September 22 and 23, 2017

 for two days of
Mixed Media workshops.

Registration is now OPEN for Dina's mixed media workshops! 

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Mark your calendars - save the dates - and register now for class
with this very talented designer and instructor.
We hope you will be able to join us for Dina's workshops! 

Give us a call to register.
(719) 528 - 1338   

Multi-Surfaced Journal Exploration All Day Workshop
Friday, September 22, 10:30am - 5:30pm
(includes a 1 hr lunch break midday. Feel free to pack a lunch or
grab takeout from one of the nearby eateries) 

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Dina Wakley's new Media Journal is full of varied, interesting surfaces:
burlap, canvas, kraft and handmade watercolor paper. Come to this class
to play and explore all the surfaces. A Dina Wakley Media Journal is included
in the class price. We'll stamp, stencil, paint, cut, print, tip in, tear and have
a great day of journaling, playing and experimenting. 

 BRING: Basic Tool Kit - Ranger craft sheet, scissors, water container to clean your
brushes, baby wipes, paper towels, paper plate or palette paper to use as a
 palette (or you can just use your craft sheet). Apron and a small notebook and a pen 
if you'd like for taking notes. $150

 

 


Finding Joy in Abstraction Workshop
Saturday, September 23, 9:30am - 12:30pm

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Join Dina for an exploration in abstract painting. Abstract painting might 
seem random, but it's based in composition and color theory. The skills 
you learn will be useful whether you later use them for backgrounds or 
stand-alone abstract pieces. We'll work on boards to create interesting 
foundations and looks with our acrylic paints and other mixed media supplies. 
After we've practiced, we'll create a canvas. The end result will be gorgeous 
multi-layered paintings. Bring your journal, too, for practicing and taking 
notes. We'll have lots of messy, artistic fun!

 BRING: Basic Tool Kit - Ranger craft sheet, scissors, water container to clean your 
brushes, baby wipes, paper towels, paper plate or palette paper to use as a palette 
(or you can just use your craft sheet). Apron, a small notebook and pen for taking 
notes, a tub of white gesso, your art journal. $80

 

 

 
Joy of Scribbling and Coloring
Saturday, September 23, 1:30 - 4:30pm

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Who doesn't love to scribble and color?!?
Join Dina as you use her new Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks to
make backgrounds and also color images, draw, and make interesting
marks. This class is chock full of scribbley, colorful techniques for all
your mixed media play!

BRING: Basic Tool Kit - Ranger craft sheet, scissors, water container to clean your 
brushes, baby wipes, paper towels, paper plate or palette paper to use as a palette 
(or you can just use your craft sheet). Apron, a small notebook and pen for taking 
notes, your art journal. $75

 

 

Art Journaling Play Series: A Cut Above
Saturday, September 23, 5:30 - 8:30pm

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Dina's "Art Journal Play" workshops are all about exploring and playing 
with art journaling techniques. The goal is to learn techniques, 
experiment, play, and make finished journal pages. We'll be working in 
journals, but the techniques apply to all mixed-media projects (canvases, 
book-making, etc).

Ready to make art that's a cut above. Come to this class where we'll 
explore cuts and folds and pockets as a way to add variety and interest 
to our artwork. We'll work with stamps, stencils, and acrylics to make unique 
journal pages. We'll focus on bold colors and images, as well.

BRING: Basic Tool Kit - Ranger craft sheet, scissors, water container to clean 
your brushes, baby wipes, paper towels, paper plate or palette paper to use as
a palette (or you can just use your craft sheet). Apron, a small notebook and pen
for taking notes, your art journal (Ranger Multi-Surfaced Journal or Dylusions 
journal recommended), craft knife and cutting mat. $75

 

 Please Note: No refunds or store credit for visiting guest instructor classes.
 You are welcome to give your class spot to a friend if unable to attend after registering.

 
2017 Memory Box Exclusives - ONLY at Simple Pleasures Print E-mail
Our Blog - Memory Box
Written by Cathy Smith   
Monday, 06 February 2017 00:00

 We're Celebrating our 22nd Anniversary
with TWO new exclusive Memory Box die sets
created just for Simple Pleasures. 

MBOE 2017 Both Sets 

 

Wishing You Dies Set
AND
Daisy Collage Die

 

Memory Box
Daisy Collage Die

MBOE 2017 Daisy Die 

 

 Our second Exclusive 2017 Memory Box Set
is our
 Memory Box Wishing You Dies Set 

featuring ten dies,  designed to coordinate with each other to create so many versatile messages.

Wishing You Love
Wishing You Peace
Wishing You Joy
Wishing You a Happy Birthday
Wishing You a Happy Anniversary
Wishing You a Happy Day
Happy Trails 
Happy Day
Happy Birthday
Happy Anniversary

This die set comes packaged with a magnetic sheet for convenient storage 

Wishing You Dies Set (Ten Dies) 

 MBOE 2017 Wishing You

 

 

 This Happy Birthday card, by Shelby Thomas, features the Daisy Collage
and the Wishing You Dies sets.

 MBOE 2017 ST HB Card

 

 

And this elegant Anniversary card by Lynne features both
the Daisy Collage die and the Wishing You dies 

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Lynne couldn't resist creating this Daisy card with
our new Daisy Collage die, 
"Wishing You a Happy Birthday".

Love Lynne's added element of creating a pocket with
the Daisy Collage die in this card. 

MBOE 2017 Blog Daisy Card LK 

 

 

 Cards aside, these dies will be great components for scrapbook 
layouts and home decor projects, too, like this one Lynne made. 

Happy Trails DIY Wood Decor 

MBOE 2017 Blog HTrails LK 

 

 

Our new exclusive Memory Box die sets can be used separately or combined
 for endless possibilities!
Stop in to pick up these lovelies to add to your die repertoire.

We are also happy to ship these Memory Box Exclusive Sets to you.
Email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or give us a call at 719-528-1338
and we'll be happy to send these exclusive Memory Box sets your way!

The Daisy Collage Die is $22.95 
and the Wishing You Dies Set is $36.95 

We are re-releasing a very limited number of some of our previous Memory Box exclusives.

                                                                                                            
2014 Carnation Stamps/Dies Set $24.95
 
MBOE B Carnation Set 2014 
 
 
 
 
 2014 Phlox Stamps/Dies Set $24.95
                                                                                                         
 MBOE B Phlox Set dies
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                   
 2015 Cherry Blossom Stamps/Dies Set $43.95

Cherry Blossom Set

 
 
 
 
 2015 Sentiments Stamps Set $31.95

Exclusive Sentiments Set

 

 

 

2016 Poppies Stamps/Die Set $33.95 

 MBOE B Poppies with dies

 

 

 

2016 Just Dies Set $35.95 

 MBOE B Just for You Set with Dies

 

 

Note: We can add Memory Box dies to your shipment for no additional shipping charge.

Shipping Charges - US and APO Addresses:
1 - 2 exclusive Memory Box Sets $7.50
3 - 6 exclusive Memory Box Sets $8.50
U.S. Orders begin shipping Tuesday, Feb 28


Shipping Charges - Canada:
1 -  6 exclusive Memory Box sets $24.50

Shipping Charges - International Orders:
1 - 6 exclusive Memory Box sets $33.95
Canadian and International Orders begin shipping Tuesday, March 14


Email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for your order total 
and with any other Memory Box products you would like us to ship at the same time
or call us at (719) 528 - 1338 to place your order.

Check out our Blog, Pinterest Boards and Facebook Albums
for project ideas featuring all our Memory Box exclusive sets.

A special Thanks to Dave and the entire Memory Box team for making these exclusive sets possible. 
Thanks, too, to  Lynne and Shelby for making such beautiful samples!

 

Welcome to Simple Pleasures website! We are a full-service stamping and scrapbooking store, with over 5700 square feet of products and samples to inspire you as well as a full range of comprehensive paper crafting classes, many of our classes are available as kits and are noted as such in our class descriptions.

We are a member of Crafter’s Home, an elite group of independent scrapbook stores located throughout the world. We are happy to be able to offer special promotions and exclusive products, such as our exclusive Memory Box stamps, because of this partnership that is dedicated to independent crafting stores and the creativity they inspire.

To receive the latest information on store events,  sign up for our weekly email updates where we also offer project ideas and email only specials. We  feature Coupon Specials that you can access on here on the website. Simply print them out and bring them into the store for extra savings on a variety of products.

We look forward to visiting with you, and helping you will all of your stamping, photo preservation, and paper crafting needs!

Cathy and the Simple Pleasures Crew

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