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Week 2 of 2017…..

Hey there, thanks for checking in with us. We have some exciting new classes and teachers that we wanted to introduce you to this year. Karen Boudreau will be teaching her incredible Junk Journals in January and February. These book styles of Karen’s have been on a coast to coast small book tour and she has now put together a class just for all of you!

She will be providing almost everything you need to create these beauties but what makes them more personal is the junk that you put inside to create the pages.

So bring your own…

ledger pages, old envelopes, paper bags, vintage cards and book pages. . . and so much more.

Karen’s first class is on

January 17th, 2017 – Tuesday

10 to 3pm   $35 plus supplies

call the store to sign up  – you can see the entire supplies list on the website


A goal for the new year…..

With every New Year we all set some personal goals. This year, we are also setting some business goals. One being to become a better blogger. We hope to keep you updated on what is happening in and around the store every week. For 2017 we intend to do meet and greets with all our incredible employees and what their crafty talents are, share some of the new products that we will be filling our shelves with and introduce you to some of our great teachers and their new classes they will be teaching here at the store.

We are now featuring Wilton Cake Decorating classes with Tina Ennis. Tina is a certified instructor with Wilton and teaches using the Wilton tips and tools that we carry in our Home Decor Department. This month Tina will host a few classes including the Wilton Course 1 and 2. The cake above is an example of the Wilton Course 2. She also has a Beary Cute Cake class this month. Click on our class calendar link for 2017 for exact days and times  – HERE.  

Please check back here weekly for more class info and other crafty news.

We Hope the new year brings you Craft-tastic crafting!



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Artist Book Signing….

Come in the store on October 3rd for our Anniversary Celebration and meet local artists Tina Haller from My Favorite Things in Nevada City and Lindsay Ostrom from right here at Ben Franklin. This area is full of talented artists and we are excited that these two ladies are featured in these incredible magazines. Call to reserve your copy or come in and purchase durring the book signing from 10 to 12 noon on Thursday the 3rd of October. Book Signing with Tina and Lindsay

Prims… featuring Tina Haller

Somerset Holidays and Celebrations
featuring Tina Haller

Cloth, Paper, Scissors
featuring Lindsay Ostrom