Thursday, December 31, 2009

Winter Wonderland Class Rescheduled

Good news the Winter Wonderland class has been rescheduled to Jan 9 at noon.
Signups required NO LATER than THIS WEEKEND, Jan 2.

Since Jazzy Crafts is closed New Years Eve and Day, you can email your signup to me ( or call on Saturday at 510-583-1472.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Winter Wonderland Album

Check out this album class coming up on 12/19 at 3:30. What a great way to relax and enjoy the holiday season

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pookie Stamps by Stampendous are in!

The backordered stamps from Georgia's holiday elves class are here!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Don't Miss these great classes

I've had so many people ask about these classes, but not so many sign ups yet so I wanted to remind everyone what's coming up so you don't miss out. Sign up TODAY!

3D Pony Bead Cuffs - $20
Sun, November 22, 3pm – 5pm


*Only 3 days left to get raffle tickets for the FREE CRICUT! The drawing is this Wednesday!

Forever in Blue Jeans Mini Album - $30
Sat, November 28, 1:30pm – 4:00pm

And last and most importantly, one of our most fun classes which actually sold out last year:

*Kids Advent Class - $30
Sun, November 29, 1:00pm – 3:

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Epson now at Jazzy Crafts!

Hi Everyone!

I am happy to announce that Jazzy Crafts is now carrying the Epson PictureMate Dash compact photo printer. I've been checking out small photo printers for a while in order to find one that I felt was right for our customers. The Epson PictureMate Dash is it!

This printer is fantastic for making prints up to 4x6 that are smudge, scratch, water, and fade resistant. The photos are perfect for scrapbooking or framing and will last up to 200 years in an album. All at an affordable print price. Just think! Better quality, longer lasting prints than those kiosks you go to without the hassle of driving or waiting. This printer is small enough to take with you anywhere, so you can instantly share prints directly from your camera or memory card with friends and family. You can crop, zoom, fix red eye, create a B&W or Sepia photo, and much more without a computer. Of course you can use it with your Mac or PC too.

I've been playing around with our printer for a couple of days now and I'm very impressed with the quality of these prints. They are fantastic! Color and B&W photos come out great with vibrant colors and exquisite detail. I can tell you this is one of the simplest printers I have ever used. It's so easy to set up that my tech challenged mother-in-law could do it! :-)

So if you've been thinking about a great, inexpensive printer to use with your digital camera, the the Dash is for you. Stop leaving those great pictures on your computer and print some out so others can enjoy them too.

What about large format printers or scanners? Well, we don't have the room to carry these, but we can order them for you if you like. We can also order printer cartridges, and we will begin carrying other printer supplies soon. For now we have the PictureMate Matte and Glossy Print Packs in stock for the PictureMate series of printers.

See ya soon!
Mr. Jazzy

Free Cricut anyone?

We've started our new event to raffle off a FREE Cricut. Yes, really, a FREE one! For every $25 purchase at Jazzy Crafts, you'll receive one ticket for the raffle. We'll hold the raffle on Nov 25th so it's in time for the holidays.

Also, don't forget about our French Scrapbooking class this Friday. We need a couple more signups ASAP!

Friday, September 25, 2009

and you thought Pony Beads were boring?

Wow! Check out these cool pony bead bracelets that our guest teacher Flip will be presenting in October. They are made with stretchy string and you'll have a choice of several designs. The first class is Oct 4 for the flat design style. The second class is Oct 11 where you will do a 3D style. Once you've learned these basics, you'll be ready for our advanced classes coming later for designs like these:

Friday, September 18, 2009

Basic Grey's Eerie is HERE!

Check out the latest line by Basic Grey - Eerie. The usual fantastic BG quality with double-sided papers and really cute dimensional stickers too. Come in and get yours soon.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Calling all Hero Arts Orders

Hey everyone, I'm putting together an order for Hero Arts Stamps. If you need anything, please email me at or give me a call (510-583-1422).


Thursday, September 3, 2009

New Scouting Line

Check out these new Girl and Boy Scout lines that just arrived at Jazzy Crafts from K & Company. The BS paper was delayed but all the embellishments are really cute and include Daisys, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes for Girls and Cubs, Boy, Venturing and Eagle Scouts for the boys.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Grand Re-Opening

Yesterday was our Grand Re-Opening with our newly remodeled building. We got new paint, tile accents, awnings and FINALLY a light-up Jazzy Crafts sign.

Check out my scissors. I bet I win the biggest scissor contest :-) In the picture from left to right:
Me, (then 2 chamber members), Cheryl (one of our teachers), Amanda (my daughter), behind her is my son Justin and to then my husband Scott (aka Mr Jazzy). The other members are also Chamber members. It was nice having everyone visit.

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Sizzlin Summer Paper Chase is On!

WOW! What a fun weekend we had meeting Paper Chasers from all over the Bay Area and even as far away as OREGON!

It's not too late to join in the fun if you haven't already gotten your passport.

Here's a photo of our Make N Take Page:

Friday, April 17, 2009

Our first Craft Camp

Well I just finished leading my first craft camp at Jazzy Crafts! I couldn't have done it without the help of my super assistant Maddy. Thanks Maddy! We spent the week doing all kinds of crafts, playing games, going to the park and topping it all off with an ice cream sundae today. It was a blast and got a thumbs up from all our campers.

Friday, March 27, 2009

1st Day of Charm School

Yesterday was our first day of charm school. Yes, it was as exciting as the first day of Kindergarten. Julie taught us how to make these cute flowers and showed us other fun designs we can do now that we know the technique. Next week we'll be doing dangle charms also made with beads using basic jewelry techniques you can also use to make other items like earrings.
Hope to see you all at next week's class.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Jazzy Crafts New Web Site

Hi Everyone!

I just thought I'd let you know that Jazzy Crafts now has a new web site up and running.  It's the same address, but a different experience.  Of course, if you got to this BLOG via that site, then you've already seen the new version.  If not, you can click on our logo on the right or to go directly there.

One of my favorite features of the site is our new interactive calendar.  The calendar will allow you to quickly see what classes are coming up, but also get details about the classes that were not available on-line before.  The calendar is also constantly updated as we make changes, so you'll always know the latest.  If you're looking for a time to do "open crafts" or book a party, you can quickly see if the time is available.

We've also got a craft gallery going that is better than the old one and will become even better as time goes on.  We'll try to keep you up to speed on new products via the site, as well as through this BLOG and our mailing list, so you'll have plenty of ways to keep up with what's going on in the store.

Needless to say, this has been a fun experience...except when I lost my first two sites... and I've learned a lot about web development...and the importance of backups!   As I learn more, we'll be adding functionality to the site as well.  We hope to be able to bring on-line class and party sign-up features in the near future, but who knows what else we might do.

Keep smiling and keep on crafting!

Scott (aka Mr. Jazzy da Web Master)

Monday, February 23, 2009

New FlowerSoft Colours and Products

We've received the new FlowerSoft products from England in the store which include these great new "colours", multi-colour kits and these great new vases. The new blue is Delphinium and is especially gorgeous!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Loves Me, Loves Me Not

Friday night was our Loves Me, Loves Me Not mini album class with "Rep to the Stars" Cory Phillips! What a blast we had! Everyone was begging Cory to do another class soon. We used Basic Grey's Bittersweet paper line with their Eclectic mini album and even got to use Glimmer Mist which is brand new to Jazzy Crafts to make this adorable book. Look for more mini album classes soon!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Malice in Miniature at Jazzy Crafts

We were honored Sunday to have the talented Margaret Grace(on the left), author of Malice in Miniature, and better known as Camille Minichino, in our store. Camille is a long time Castro Valley resident who has just released the third book in her Miniature Mystery Series. She signed autographs for us and we made these darling miniature vases with FlowerSoft, a great new product we have from England.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Mr. Jazzy goes to CHA

Well it looks like the first post to this blog is going to be mine.  I'm Scott and I'm married to the owner of Jazzy Crafts, Jasmine, aka "Jazzy".  Jasmine, Rita, Julie, and I all got back from CHA late Monday - actually we'll call it early Tuesday!  Jasmine is busy with additional ordering and other "business stuff", so I decided to take the lead and get our new blog going.  You'll be hearing from her, Rita, Julie and others on the team as we move forward with the blog and figure out what you want to hear about.  We've got A LOT of new things we want to share with everyone and new products coming to Jazzy Crafts real soon.

The show itself was incredibly fun and educational, even for a guy that isn't all that crafty!  I even made a craft of my own during the one craft class I was designated to attend.  Check out the picture of my sock monkey bag.  A big thanks to the gals from for hosting a great class. I knew how to use glue and scissors going in, but that was it.  Thankfully that was most of what I needed to know, but I did learn a very basic back stitch in order to make the mouth and eyebrows for my sock monkey face!  It turned out pretty good and shows how easy it is to give a simple bag a fun personality.

I admit it.  I groaned and whined about having to do a class using Petaloo flowers.  I'm a guy and that's what we do when it's not our idea.  I also have to admit that it turned out to be fun! Don't get me wrong, Petaloo has a fantastic product that can be used a million ways to embellish anything.  I'm just used to telling customers about them, not using them myself.  I usually leave the crafts to Jasmine, Rita, and Julie!

As for the rest of the team, they were all learning about new products and finding new and fun things to do.  Be sure that we'll be coming up with some new craft classes in the near future and we'll have some additional choices for our young crafters to choose from too.  Jasmine, Rita, and Julie will be posting to the blog soon and it will keep on coming.  Check back soon!

Scott (Mr. Jazzy)