Thursday, October 20, 2011

Grab Your Brooms

Come on in to Paper Wings and One Little Spark next Saturday, October 29th at 11 am for a little crafty time with "the girls" and a little Monster Mash! Details will be posted SOON!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Inspire Me Sunday

Need some "me" time?!?! How about a small crafty project to get your creative juices flowing?! Next Sunday, October 16th at 11am come out and make this cute tag album for only $10.00! Call Paper Wings to sign up at 609-812-5447 or email

Friday, October 7, 2011


It's going to be a great weekend here at PAPER WINGS! Along with ONE LITTLE SPARK we are gearing up for "A Crafty Afernoon" from 1 to 4 p.m.Saturday, October 8th! Join us for an afternoon of fun free make-n-takes, such as the card above!! You may even win a door prize! See you Saturday!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Some Upcoming Classes

Check out the Classes/Events section of our website for upcoming classes at Paper Wings. Here is just a little peek!

Graphic 45 Paper Bag Album with Colleen!

 Beautiful Backgrounds with Nora Anne!

Hope to see you soon in our new location!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Upcoming Card Class

Check out the Classes/Events page on the Paper Wings website for details on this class and others coming up at Paper Wings.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Smash Books

Nora Anne here today with a quick post. Did you get your Smash Book yet?! Not sure what to do with it?! The possibilities are endless you know! I already started my red one full of random memorabilia, cleaned out all my "junk drawers", baskets and bins that are randomly strewn about our home! (yes, I am a nostalgic pack rat of sorts! a collector of all things paper, especially the pieces that have memories attached to them). So, I went through them all and anything worth saving, with a story behind it, I took it and I glued it and I smashed it! I am getting so much de-cluttering done and preserving it all in one place! From birthday cards, to random notes from my mom, to hotel keys, anything and everything ~ it is all being SMASHED!

And I'm having a GREAT.TIME. doing it!

Now for my next Smash book, the green one, one of my online buddies sent me a link to something fun. I am a list maker, always have been, whether I ever look at that list again, I still enjoy making it! So this was the perfect online adventure for me, and it's only $6.00, even better!

Check it out HERE ------->>>>>>>  30 Days of Lists.
Why not join me for 30 Days of Lists?!?! and fill up YOUR Smash book!

Happy Thursday! See you at Paper Wings!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Big Announcement

In June of 2009 my sister and I took ownership of our little Scrapbook store in a quaint mini mall in Tuckerton NJ. There we had the honor of meeting Pat and Lee Thorpe, the owners of One Little Spark, a stamping and card making shop. We formed both a business and personal friendship. We teamed up many times to offer classes and workshops that appealed to scrapbookers and stampers alike and you our customers seemed to love our team approach to both crafts. Sadly, the changes our building was going through made us unable to stay in that location. Our biggest regret was leaving our friends at One Little Spark. Our LBI location has been very good to us. We have made many new friends and enjoyed seeing our "regulars" in our new location as well. However, one consistent sentiment has always been expressed by all of you. "It would be great if you and Pat were together again". What you may not have known is that we felt the same way. So, last month we were very pleased to find a space that was just the right fit for both of our shops. Once again, Paper Wings and One Little Spark will be one stop shopping for you, our customers. Our new shop boasts a large retail space, large separate classroom space, and a space we like to refer to as "The cutting room". There you will have access to our Cricuts, Sizzix, and other die cutting machines! We are so excited to be sharing space once again and bringing you the best of both stamping and scrapping materials all in one spot. The new space is located at 603 Main Street (rt 9) in Tuckerton NJ (next to Conway Auto Parts). This is only the beginning. Be sure to check in often with us both to keep up on everything new we'll have to offer. We do not have a firm date for our grand reopening so for now you can visit each of us in our current locations. We will be posting updates on our progress so you can keep up with the latest developments on our blog, websites, and our Facebook page. For those of you not familiar with One Little Spark, visit their website at Thank you all for your continued support of our shop over these past two years. We look forward to seeing you in our new location!
Hugs~ Colleen

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Bo Bunny Barefoot and Bliss

Hi, it's Nora Anne hi-jacking the blog again today. In case you didn't see the Barefoot and Bliss layout on our Facebook page, I thought I would share it here too.

I also made a mini album that I'm sharing on my blog today using Barefoot and Bliss as well. Stop by and visit if you want to see more!
My Blog ~ Robinsons Nest
This paper is available at Paper Wings, but HURRY while supplies last ;) If you miss out on it, that's okay, there's plenty MORE coming to keep you busy!


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Crate Paper Retailer Giveaway

So, Crate Paper is giving away one FULL release to a random retailer! How cool is that?!! The value is $633.00. If you have a moment of free time, we would love if you would leave a comment HERE to nominate us. They have some GORGEOUS new product coming out!

What are some of YOUR favorite new releases?!?!?!
CHA is always such a FUN time of year in the scrapbooking industry. We especially love Summer CHA when all of the Halloween and Christmas releases come out!!!
Hope you are all enjoying your summer!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wanna get SMASHED!!!

Happy Happy News!  I just got an email from my dist. rep telling me she was able to score some K&Co Smash books for me *clapping hands*!!  For those of you who are not familiar with this awesome new product take a look at the video below.  It is the hottest new product this year and is now sold out until SEPTEMBER.  I am getting a VERY limited supply so if you want one, keep an eye out for the announcment that they have arrived.  It is first come first serve, sorry, I can't hold them.  I'm so excited!! Also, for those of you who are not a member of our facebook group ( and why not?)  We will be making a very big announcment in the coming weeks so be sure to check in!  Take a second and leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the new Smash Trend!  I love it, its like Scrapbooking on the go.  I also think its great for teens and tweens (think smashing those breaking dawn movie stubs in your cool new book).  Be well all!!!~Colleen

Friday, July 1, 2011

Beat The Heat!

The summer is such a fun time, the beach, ball games, barbecues. But sometimes the heat gets to be a little much!
So why not duck out of the sun for a bit, and get your craft on at Paper Wings!
Check out the class section of our website for some upcoming projects as well as these coasters we will be making on July 13th @6:00pm and July 16th@1:00pm ($16.00).
Please call the store to reserve your spot and payment is required at sign up to secure your spot!!!
Paper Wings also has a variety of kits available if you'd like to drop in on a rainy day and make a project!
Hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Birthday Winner and Iron Orchid Layout

Hi everyone!  Long time no talk.  So sorry we have been MIA but it's always crazy gearing up here for the summer season.  First, I want to thank everyone for the special wishes sent to my little boy on his birthday.  He sat on my lap everyday saying "Mommy, did I get more letters today!"  He was so very excited.  So, without further ado, the winner is Princess Poodle!  Thanks so much and be sure to email us at to claim your prize!  Next on the list, one of my new loves, Iron Orchid Designs.  I just love this company because there paper has so much detail and is just like a hot fudge sundae for your eyes!!! The first photo at the top is a layout I made today with there Beloved Line.  That's my mommy up there.  I was missing her extra today and felt the need to involve her in my crafting.  The second project is a 16x20 canvas wall hanging and it features the Beach Cottage line also from Iron Orchid Designs.  This project is going to be a class at our store on June 28th so if your interested, visit the website at and check out the classes section.  If you have the chance, pick up some paper from this company, it is so beautiful! Have a wonderful day!  ~Colleen

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

It finally here!

Good very early morning bloggers! Sorry, this is very early for me. So today is the day I travel with my sister, Miss Pat from One Little Spark, and Kathy to Philadelphia PA for our Copic certification class. After today, we are official! I can't wait to do the first class when we are done. We will be sure to post photos for you all to enjoy. Have an amazing day all, I know we will. Hugs~ Colleen

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Loving My Sew Easy!

This is Nora Anne popping in today! While Colleen is busy hosting the Layout of the Month at the store, I thought I'd share something I made with the AWESOME new Sew Easy heads that she has in stock!
See the cute little banner at the top of the card? Yup, that was made with the Sew Easy! I ran it across my paper strip, stitched, then just cut around it. Easy as that and oh, "sew" fun! (You can also find some of the pretty hand-dyed vintage seam binding at Paper Wings!)

Oh, and while I am here. Do you remember a little while back Colleen mentioned that she would soon be carrying products from Mon Amie Gabby? Well, on the card below I made a flower from the beautiful crepe paper she sells. If you like it, then GREAT, because you will soon be able to make your own with this crepe paper coming soon to Paper Wings!

Enjoy your Sunday! Colleen and I are so excited to be heading to Philly on Tuesday with Pat and Kathy for our Copics Certification class! We'll share about it later in the week!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

And this little piggy got crafty.......

Hi everyone. Just stopping in for a quick announcement to explain my post title. I wanted to send out a big crafty congratulations to my sister Nora Anne who has been made a "Bacon Bit" aka a member of the Hambo Stamp Company design team. So pop on over to the blog and see all the cool work the girls have done.
Hambo Stamps Blog
Congratulations to my very talented sister! To see some of her work, visit her blog at Be sure to send her some love. Have a great day everyone. Hugs~Colleen

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Birthday to my baby and Giveaway!

So this is what happy looks like. And all courtesy of cupcakes for breakfast! It is my baby boys 4th birthday. He is so super excited! We started his birthday celebration early with a day out with his Auntie (and godmother) Nora Anne, Uncle Neil, and his best pal Lukey. They spent the day on the beach and then mini golf. I joined them for an evening of rides and games at Fantasy Island Amusement park! What an amazing night. Now it's back to Long Beach Island today for pizza and cake at our restaurant with friends and family. I'm so excited. The only thing that would make it better would be to have my Mom here to share the day with us. I'm sure she's looking down on us and sending love and birthday wishes! So how about some wishes from all of you. I'm having yet another birthday wishes giveaway. Leave a comment sending my little Dominick some birthday love and he'll pick one lucky winner to get a New Sew Easy tool plus a large Pennant head! Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Happy Saturday everyone and best wishes for an amazing kick off to the 2011 summer season.  We are so excited here at the store because as some of you already know, we are located on beautiful Long Beach Island in NJ.  It is a great little town and the population explodes for the summer season.  So what are your plans for this weekend?  Bar-b-que with the family? Hitting the beach?  Just be sure to have your camera and get great shots of this amazing weather whatever you choose to do.  I do have a little announcement to make.  For the time being, due to lack of interest, I will be suspending the Saturday Challenge.  Thanks to all of you who have participated in the past and my idea is to have it begin again in the early fall.  However, I will be running some monthly blog candy type giveaways so be sure to check back often.  There is so much great product out there right now and with summer CHA coming up, I bet there will be so much more.  We did get the opportunity to meet some great people at the Somerset NJ Scrapbook Expo.  Among them were Dom Mahoney from the Teresa Collins Stampmaker. His demo was amazing and I had no idea what this machine was capable of until seeing it.  You may be seeing "An evening featuring Teresa Collins" at the store sometime soon!!!  Also, just in are the new Sew Easy large piercing heads.  If you haven't seen them yet, scoot over to to check them out.  They make sewing on your page "Sew Easy"!!!! And how about those Glubers from Cosmo Cricket!  I love them and they are the hot new item at the store.  Even those who are flower making challenged such as myself can make beautiful, hand made flowers to use on layouts, cards, or even hair and clothing accessories.  I love them.  So if you stop by here, take a second to leave us a comment and let us know what of your favorite tools of the trade are, new or old.  Sometimes the old reliables are the best!  Again from us here at Paper Wings, have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and please take a moment to thank a vet for keeping our country the best in the world!  Happy weekend and god bless!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Happy Haunting

I know, I know, we are heading into Memorial Day Weekend and the beach is beckoning, but I couldn't resist sharing the Halloween kit Colleen made the other day. Isn't it so FUN!?!?!?!

Stop by Paper Wings if you are in the LBI area and see what other goodies are brewing!!!

xx, Nora Anne 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Belated Saturday Challenge~Use Your Tools!

Hi Everyone! Sorry for the late posting of the challenge, we were busy yesterday spending time with our families just in case the world was ending....LOL!
The challenge was handed over to Audrey this week, so here is her description and below you will see some photos of her sample. If you live locally, you MUST stop in and see this layout in person, the photos just don't do it justice!

Before you go on though, we want to say a special thank you to Janet, who is a very talented member of our Design Team. She entered our challenge last week with a gorgeous project along with a very touching, heartwrenching story. She lost her mom and we want to extend our sincerest condolences during such a sad time. Please take a moment to take a look at her beautiful bird house.

And now here is Audrey's post and challenge for this week (pay special attention to the fabulous flower she made using ribbon and Glubers that are now in stock at Paper Wings:

Hi there!  When I gave Colleen my design team project this week, using Echo Park Springtime, I told her that I had gone a bit crazy using some of my new toys....I mean, tools, on the page.  I used my new Sew-Easy piercing tool for the stitched border, a regular piercer for the embroidery,  two new Martha Stewart punches for the frame and the picket fence, a new EK Success punch for the floral border, my new Tim Holtz tiny attacher stapler and the new Glubers for the ribbon flower.  I also used my trusty paper trimmer with a scallop blade for one of the borders and decorative edge scissors for another, as well as my dusty old Fastenator to staple the ribbon for my bow, and of course, a needle and embroidery floss.  So, here's your challenge:  Use as many toys, I mean TOOLS, as you can on your next page.  They can be new or old, any item that you can think of to help you create your page...the more the merrier!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Saturday Challenge and Last weeks winners

Hi Ladies.  Below is the results for the winner of the cupcake punch!  Congratulations to
Juliana T!!!
Thanks for all that submitted to the challenge and we hope that you will all continue to participate each week! 
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Our next order of business is the winner of the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.  And the winner is
Melissa Bove!!!
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Ladies, please be sure to send me your addresses so I can get your goodies in the mail to you! ( Thank you all so much for the very special birthday wishes you sent to my husband and Father in law. 
You are all so kind!!!!

And now on to this weeks challenge.....
A few of my favorite things are birds, the colors pink chocolate brown, black, and blue.  Your challenge is to use birds and any combo of at least two of the above colors to create a layout or card.  Prizes for this weeks winner will be:
An itty bitty stamp from the Unity Stamp Company

And also, a container of Pink beach girl Mudd Puddles!!!!  If you haven't tried these yet, you're going to love them. 
Beach Girl
The rules to enter are simple:
Post your project on your blog letting us know it is for the Paper Wings Saturday Challenge and post a link to your blog below in the Mister Linky Widget.  Also, score an extra entry into the random drawing by leaving a comment on this post telling us you posted our challenge on your blog! 
The challenge will run from today May 14th 2011 to midnight Friday May 20th 2011.
So thanks to all of you in advance for being a part of our challeng this week.  We can't wait to see what you have to show us.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Saturday Challenge and Giveaway Reminder.....

Don't forget about our Saturday Challenge and birthday giveaway this week.  We can't wait to see what you all come up with.  Entries will be taken until tomorrow at midnight.  Click here to check it out!!  Have a great day everyone.  ~Colleen

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Design Team Layout

I just had to share this beautiful layout done by Design Team member, Sandi. Here is a description of the layout in Sandi's words:
"On this layout I used several of the new Webster's line along with their peach bloomers. I added pearls & flowers from my stash, platinum stickles, a frame from tattered angels which was distressed with Tim holtz's inks & I sprayed the whole thing with marshmallow glimmer mist which gives it all a bit of a sparkle. The image is an enlargement of an antique post card I got off of eBay."j

Leave Sandi some love in the comments section!
Thanks for stopping by :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Stamping & Scrapping

Have you ever thought about using stamps on your scrapbook pages?!!? It's so much fun to have "reusable" embellishments! I think so anyway! Paper Wings carries a variety of FUN Unity stamps just for that purpose!

Have a happy Tuesday!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!! Join the Challenge

So let's celebrate with a Saturday Challenge.  Along with it being National Scrapbooking Day, it is also my wonderful husbands birthday!!!!  And funny enough, his father's as well.  So, in honor of that, today's challenge will be to create a birthday themed project (card, layout, altered item, etc).  Also, if you leave a comment on this post, sending Dominick and Nonno some love, you will get entered in a second drawing!!!  Our first prize for entering the challenge is a fiskars cupcake border punch:
I love this punch and it adds just that little something to your projects!!!  Now, if you take the time to send some birthday love this way, you will be entered to win a Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher!!!! Yippee
Advantus TH92800 Idea-Ology Tiny Attacher-With 100 Tiny Staples

Entering the challenge is easy.  Simply post your project on your blog.  Then add your name to the Mister Linky below.  Then our visitors can click on your name to visit your blog and see your submission. 
Entering for the bonus prize is even easier.  Just leave a comment on this post sending some birthday love to my husband and father in law and you'll be in!  It's that easy. 
This Challenge will run from today May 7, 2011 to Friday May 13, 2011 at Midnight
From the girls here at Paper Wings, we would like to wish you all a very happy National Scrapbooking Day.  I commend you all for taking the time to preserve your precious memories for the generations to come!  Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Blog candy giveaway

You have until May 15 th to take part in this awesome giveaway. Visit Cards by Kerri's blog by clicking on the photo above. Tell her the girls at Paper Wings sent you!

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Another layout of the month at Paper Wings

Hi all. So today was our L.O.M at PaperWings (check the website for description We had so much fun. Today's "tool of the month" was Tim Holtz's new Distress Stains ( love em!). I'll have to post the example project that I did. Anyway, I had so much fun with our ladies who have been dubbed "The Jackson Five" ( 5 crafty women who live in Jackson NJ). So the point of my babbling is this: DISTRESS STAINS ARE AWESOME!!!! If you haven't tried them do so. If you can't find them near you, email us, we ship anywhere. What I'm saying is get some of these. I think Tim has really out done himself. Also, just 2 hours until the blog candy entries end. I cant wait to choose our winner. Tune in tomorrow. That's all for now. Have a wonderful evening and a relaxing week. ~Colleen

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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Saturday Challenge

Good Saturday morning to you! Welcome back for another challenge. I made this card with the fabulous new Distress Stains by Tim Holtz. These are SO much fun to play with! I also used Distress Ink Pads on the card as well, they coordinate so well together. The stamps are from our friend Pat at One Little Spark and this is one of the cards we did at her Extravaganza last week. 

So, our challenge for you this week is to make a layout, card or project using Distress Stains (if you have them already), Distress Inks, or Distress Embossing Powder. Please leave a comment below with a link to your project! One lucky winner will be selected as random to win one of the new Distress Stains that are in stock at Paper Wings.
Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 29, 2011

2 days and counting.......

So bloggers, we have 2 short days until we close submissions for our yummy blog candy.  I can't wait to see who the winner is, the suspense is killing me.  Thanks to all of you who have become followers and those who already are.  I will be choosing the winner monday morning.  I have decided to put all the names in a basket and have my handsome assistant (aka my son Dominick) choose the winner.  We will video him picking and post the winner by noon Monday!!!  I'm so excited and I hope you all are too.  Have a great evening and see you all tomorrow for another Saturday Challenge.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

My Little Shoebox

Hi Friends!
Have you seen the My Little Shoebox Home Tweet Home Collection?  These sweet papers are in stock at Paper Wings ready for all your springtime photos!

Click HERE to see my layout featured on the Unity blog :)

That's all for today, hope there is sunshine where you are!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Blog Candy

Still time to enter to win!!!! Click HERE for details!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Saturday! Time for a Challenge....

So I was looking around for something to present as a challenge this weekend and I found this awesome sketch site.  It's called Little Scrapbook Shop Sketches.  Check it out.  I really loved this sketch with all of the whimsical elements it has.  Our lucky winner this week will be receiving a selection of Mudd Puddles to try out.  For those of you who haven't tried them yet, you will love them.  Check out their website at to see them in action.
To enter, all you do  is post your work on your blog and add a link via the Mr. Linky below.  We can't wait to see what you all come up with.  Remember, submissions must be in by Midnight Friday April 29th and the winner will be announced on Saturday April 30th by noon. Also, don't forget our Blog Candy giveaway is available until May 1st.  See the post to join.  To all of our friend out there in blog land, we wish you all a happy and healthy Easter holiday.