Local Author Book Signing: Megan Gregory

Free Childrens’ Event this Saturday 9/17 3:00-5:00 book reading/signing with local author Megan Gregory of her book: Little Bear’s Dreams”. Come have some snacks and enjoy this fun and free event!

Megan Gregory Bio

Megan Gregory was born and raised in Boise, Idaho having graduated from Capital High School and Boise State University.  She grew up being encouraged to pursue artistic outlets and attempted to sing in choir and even played in band for several years, but it was always writing, painting, and sketching that she enjoyed most.

After her son was born in 2014, Megan began feeling inspired again and was filled with ideas to capture the memories she and her new family were making.  And that is how Little Bear’s Dreams came to be – an idea to permanently remember some of the special moments and love that she, her husband, and their son were experiencing.   

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Upcoming Calligraphy dates

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Taught by Claire Free of Inkling Calligraphy | @inklingcalligraphy

If you’re interested in calligraphy or would simply like to try something new, this is the class for you! Specifically created for beginners, this 3-hour class will cover all of the basics, including understanding ink flow and pressure, basic lowercase letterforms, and how to assemble and dip your pen correctly. We’ll give you all the tools you need to start creating your own calligraphic art, and you’ll be able to take home a workbook and supply kit to continue refining your skills after the class. So, join us and see how fun it is to learn calligraphy!

These will be the last classes we are offering before the holiday season, so snatch up your spot and get those skillz to hand-address all those Christmas Cards!

**class space is limited and will fill up fast! registration fees are non-refundable and must be paid prior to reserving slots. class dates cannot be alternated. we ask that students are age 16 or older

Yard Yahtzee Date Night!

We are so excited for our first date night workshop tonight!! We will be making giant yard yahtzee sets complete with toss basket and score sheet clipboard! Can’t wait to see what all of custom sets our “students” create!

free printable:

DOWNLOAD MORE YAHTZEE SCORE SHEETS HERE

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Update! Thank you for all of our amazing Date Night attendees! We hope you had a blast!! Thank you to Lindsey from Darling Collections for hosting. :-*

DSLR Photography for newbies workshop

DSLR Photography for newbies workshop
8/16 —– 6-9pm

 

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Photography for people who want to take pictures good

Did you recently (6 years ago) get a new DSLR camera and lens kit from Costco? Are you afraid to experiment with manual settings because you think you’ve found your happy place in that little green square of [A]wesome? Do you just want to take great pictures of your kids, your cat, or your precious moments figurine collection? We can help!

This class has been widely requested and we’ve put together a super FUN, enlightening crash course for you to take your photos from crappy to happy and your insta feed will soon be getting double tapped faster than a…. well nevermind.

Class will include instruction, workbook, and styled hands on photoshoot with Frannie Wilson of Ampersand Studios. Learn the basics of exposure– setting your aperture, ISO and shutter speed like a pro to get the best outcome along with a touch on composition, posing, lighting and even editing your images.

Disclaimer ***This class is designed for straight up beginners… If you’re a professional photographer looking to hone your craft, this is not for you. This curriculum is designed for people who simply want to take better photos in their everyday life. We will not be talking about the business of photography. Any skill level is welcome to take the class, just be warned that you might be bored if you already know the basics.***

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$ 55.00

208.888.7786 or book online

Get Schooled. Spring Workshop Schedule

We have some seriously great workshops on the books and we are so excited!

Call the store to snag your spot! 208-888-7786

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Class space is limited and will fill up fast! Registration fees are non-refundable and must be paid prior to reserving slots. Class dates cannot be alternated.

 

Fill your baskets & support local small business!

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   Hop on into Paperie + Pen for an egg-star special Easter event Friday 3/25 & Saturday 3/26 from 12-3:00! Design your own basket with all sorts of gourmet treats ALL priced at only $2 dollars each! Cake ballers cake balls, cookies, fun Easter surprises and more! Paperie + Pen has many goodies that go excellent with Cake Baller gourmet treats! Design specialists will be on hand if you need some creative input.

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:::INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY:::

We want to get the word out about all of the awesome Easter celebration at the Village at Meridian…and who doesn’t love a giveaway!?

So easy to enter:
1. FOLLOW @thecakeballers
2. FOLLOW @paperieandpen
3. TAG a friend in the comments of this photo- receive one entry for every friend tagged!

 

Giveaway Package:
*mint Jellycat super snuggly plush bunny
*package of Meri Meri carrot surprises
*illustrated Meri Meri deluxe die-cut bunny card
*an assorted dozen of delicious gourmet Cake Baller specialty treats

:::Easter Schedule at The Village at Meridian:::

Thursday 3.16 Instagram Giveaway Posted (winner announced Friday, 3.25)
Anytime 3.16-3.26  Shop Easter anytime at Paperie + Pen, Cake Baller pre-order available
Friday 3.25  12:00p-3:00p. Mix + Match Fill your Basket with Cake Ballers at Paperie + Pen
Saturday 3.26  10:00a-3:00p. Free bunny ears for the kids at Paperie + Pen (while supplies last)
Saturday 3.26  11:00a-3:00p. Capital Community Easter Egg Hunt at Kleiner Park
Saturday 3.26  12:00p-3:00p. Mix + Match Fill your Basket with Cake Ballers at Paperie + Pen
Saturday 3.26  11:00p-3:00p. Party with the Peeps in the Village Fountain Square
Sunday 3.27  Happy Easter! Village Businesses Closed for Holiday

Let’s Learn Paper Heart Origami!

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So it was finally time to take down Christmas decor in my house…I know, right!? And I had all of this cute Rifle Paper Co gift wrap from some DIY decor that pained me to throw away! Since some of it was just cute red/pink patterns, I decided I needed to find a way that I would be able to salvage it and perhaps reuse for a Valentine’s Day craft!

Here we go- origami hearts! I included a more simple version as well as this AWESOME video tutorial for two-toned Winged Hearts from the Tadashi Mori Origami YouTube channel (both tutorials only use ONE sheet of paper!)

TIP: Try to use thin paper- if you are using a thicker paper (like our gift wrap sheets) it works better to go BIGGER. If you want to fold small, opt for origami or tissue paper.

The simple version is here:

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Here is the winged version (like the sample):

H  A  P  P  Y    F  O  L  D  I  N G  !

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