Weekly Newsletter Volume 59 | August 24, 2020
It has been such a crazy week for us at the shop. Between my first full week of distance learning to the 4 boys, the internet being out for 4 days at the store we sure were busy.

Creative Escape Today: Join me on Facebook live Monday-Friday at 10am for Creative Escape Today. You will see interviews with upcoming designers showing off their projects, new products and techniques. Videos will range anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes long. Everyday will be something different! Today we hosted Richele Christensen and announced her new classes (available in person and via zoom). Watch the replay here.

Maker Mania Kits will start shipping on Wednesday. If you are affected by the fires, please let us know via email, phone or social media and we will hold on to your kit or ship it somewhere else. They will also be available for pick up starting Wednesday as well.

Registration for the Hallmark Crop and a virtual option to My Big Fat Greek Craft Weekend are now open! The format of our in-store & virtual events has changed. Each event registration includes a product kit, 4-6 mini classes, prizes, and a dedicated host (no meals will be provided).

This week: New Idea-ology is trickling into the shop. It is coming in 4 separate shipments. New Christmas lines are in store by Echo Park & Carta Bella. Our shipment of the new mystery distress color should be shipping out to us tomorrow as well as the new Tim Holtz line of Stampers Anonymous stamps & stencils. Secure your items by pre-ordering now.

Hocus Pocus Wicked Vignette Class with Richele Christensen
Shipment 1 of 4 has arrived and is in stock
We are closely monitoring the information being distributed by the Santa Clara County Office of Public Health. We will promptly take action as the situation calls for it.

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Pre-order the new distress color here

We are so excited for this color debut! Our shipment should be arriving Monday 8/31!

Pre-order the new stamps and stencils

Save the Date

Upcoming Classes and Workshops
August 2020

  • 8/26 50% off Flea Market items Sale
  • 8/29 Virtual Lawn Fawn with Julie
  • 8/30 Nikki Sher Workshops
  • 9/06 Storybook Ink Techniques with Julie
  • 9/12-13 Maker Mania Event
  • 9/20 Nikki Sher Workshops
  • 9/26&27 Richele Christensen
  • 10/04 Halloween Lawn Fawn with Julie

In Store Weekends
Maker Mania
It’s a one-of-a-kind weekend-long event brought to you by 14 local craft stores across North America!

On September 12 and 13, each store owner will go LIVE in a Private Facebook Group to showcase project ideas, techniques and inspiration, using an exclusive bundle of products themed for your holiday crafting. 

In Store Seats $99 1 SPOT LEFT
Virtual Spots $55 SOLD OUT
Call the store to be added to the waitlist
In-person FULL
Virtual spots 30% FULL

Weekend Includes:
4-6 Mini workshops
Kit with value $100+
Seat favors
Snacks (in person)
Table to yourself (in Person)
Break out rooms (digital)
Dedicated host (Digital & in person)
Tons of Fun!

If you signed up for an in store spot and would like to switch to a virtual spot, please call the store.
In person: 1 SPOT LEFT
Virtual: 20% Full

Weekend Includes:
4-6 Mini workshops
Kit with value $100+
(includes Collection Kit, Coordinating cardstock, 6x6 pad, 2 washi tapes, enamel dots,
embossing folder, stamp set, die set, puffy stickers, ephemera packs and chipboard stickers)
Seat favor
Snacks (in person)
Table to yourself (in Person)
Break out rooms (digital)
Dedicated host (Digital & in person)
Holiday Cheer!

Workshops with Julie Kelly
Lawn Fawn
Saturday August 29
In person: 10am & 1pm
Virtual Class: 4pm

Storybook Ink Techniques
Sunday, September 06
In person: 10am
Virtual Class: 1pm

Halloween Lawn Fawn
Sunday, October 04
In person: 10am & 1pm
Virtual Class: 4pm

Workshops with Richele Christensen
Hocus Pocus Wicked Vignette

Saturday September 26, 2020
10am to 5pm $110

Virtual and In person spots available

Create this fabulously wicked decor piece for Halloween complete with spooktacular purple lights, skulls that glow and pumpkins and bones abound. Learn the art of coloring with Distress Glazes, painting with Alcohol Inks and more. All the trinkets and treasures from Idea-ology included to cast your spell of creativity. Kit include a full packages of Paper Dolls, Apothecary Vials, Halloween Baseboards, Toadstool, Adornments, Skulls and Pumpkins, lights, die cuts and all the other trinkets and treasures you’ll need to create your wicked project. You’ll also receive a sampling of Distress Glazes. 
This all day class is sure to bring out the spooky side of you! 

Trick or Treat Display Dome
Sunday September 27, 2020
11am $40

Virtual and In person spots available

Found memories of Trick-or-Treating as a child rush back every Halloween and this project captures that feeling. Dress up your Paper Doll in her fairy costume complete with wings. Everything included in your kit to make this little cutie. Learn photo coloring with Distress Glazes to achieve the perfect vintage color. Even the pumpkin is full of candy! 

Workshops with Nikki Sher
Fun with Slimline
Sunday August 30, 2020
11am $35
2 SPOTS LEFT (2 in person)
Call the store if you would like a virtual spot

Be You Folder Folio Album
Sunday September 20, 2020
1:30pm $60
virtual and in person seats available

Flea Market

If you are a seller, tomorrow, Tuesday, August 25, is the FINAL DAY to pick up your flea market items.

We will be having the 50% off sale of donated items for charity ONE DAY ONLY: WEDNESDAY AUGUST 26, 2020 from 10am to 6pm.

Credit Cards can only be used for flea market purchases over $40.
Safety Protocols

Safety Protocols:
  1. All customers must wear a face mask to enter the store and continue to wear it while inside. If you do not have a face mask, we will have disposable masks available for purchase ($1 cash at the door).
  2. Customers must maintain and follow all Santa Clara County social distancing protocols. Only 20 customers will be allowed inside shopping at a time. We will have social distance marking outside for those waiting to get inside. We reserve the right to increase or decrease the number of customers inside the store at our own discretion.
  3. Customers who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should STAY HOME. We will be available via email, phone and website for orders.
  4. The public restroom will not be available at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience. Walgreens (right next door) has one.
  5. The classroom will remain closed for open crops and classes until we are allowed to move into phase 3 according the SCC Office of Public Health. We will send out a separate email when the classroom will reopen.
Store Information
Creative Escape
14090 Blossom Hill Road
Los Gatos, CA 95032


Store Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday -Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 5 pm

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