Saturday, December 28, 2013

Feathered Friends Wreath


 Feathered Friends Wreath
Soft and sweet like a worn gown hidden in the attic trunk, just for the romantic in your heart. Each kit contains items needed to complete a 10" burlap wreath.

February 1st, 2014
 2 PM until 4 PM

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Cricut Class: "Give Thanks" Block

November 23rd at 2pm for $5!
Join Michelle in creating this festive block for your Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Bring your paper trimmer, Beacon 3n1 glue, scissors & Mod Podge!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

"You make me smile"

November 16th
Capture their smile in this adorable artistic layout featuring Pink Paislee's Vintage Vogue Collection!
Bring your paper trimmer, adhesive, scissors & a 5x7 or 7x5 photo .

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Cricut Class: "Welcome"

October 26th at 2:00 pm   $10
Ring in fall with Michelle and create this adorable "Welcome" sign! 
You'll decorate a gourd using Cricut's Black Vinyl 
and the Cindy Loo Cartridge!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Fall Yard Sale

September 14th  9 AM

An amazing assortment of artistic oddities! Browse through 2 tents full of treasures. Find discontinued and rare items. Stamps, yarn, paper, tools, fabric, storage and more. The marvels will be revealed at 9 am when the flaps open and disappear when the shop closes. 


I have stuff to sell! How does it work?:
Bring your extra crafty items (supplies, storage, finished or half finished projects) to sell and get a gift certificate for exciting new items and big ticket splurges back! Call the shop (641-456-6305) and get a seller number. Price your items with the seller number on the tag (so we can keep track of who sold how much). Bring in your form and your items by closing on September 13th.

How much does it cost?
Pay $5 or volunteer to help setup, tear down, or sell items for 1 hour on September 14th.

When do I get my gift certificate?
You can pick up your gift certificate when you pick up your items.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Ornament In An Hour: Christmas Wishes Card

August 10th

Create a unique Christmas card using acetate, embossing folders with a little ink! 
Bring your liquid adhesive.

Instructor: Michelle

Lovey Dovey Wedding Box

August 11th at 4:00pm
August 22nd at 5:00pm


Transform this little black box into an adorable wedding gift featuring Imaginisce's: Black Ice collection! Bring your liquid adhesive.

Instructor: Michelle

Cricut Class: Storytime

August 17th

Capture your little ones as they read their  favorite book using Graphic 45's: An ABC Primer collection! Bring your basic tool kit, foam circles & 6x4 photo!!  
Instructor: Michelle

Sunday, June 30, 2013

"Show your Support" Mini Spool Album

July 10th
5:00 PM
This show stopper was a big hit last month! So....Michelle is offering it again this month!!
Turn a empty ribbon spool into a treasured mini album to show
 your girlfriend's just how much they mean to you! 
featuring Pretty in Pink by Glitz and Crafty Secrets Wonderful Women stickers 
& I-Magicut Ribbon Cutter/Sealer!!
Basic tool kit, Distress Vintage Photo Ink,  stylus tool, & 4-6 photos.

CC: Adventure Awaits

July 20th 

Capture your favorite adventure on this rugged 12x12 layout!  Bring your Basic Tool Kit, 
3-adventure photos, small circle foam dots, Olive & Vintage Photo Distress Inks!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Rooster Box

Rooster Box
June 23rd, 2013
$10.00     2:00 PM  

Decorate a set of two darling oval boxes topped with handsome roosters (your choice of two colors, or one of each). Featuring Graphic 45's French Country collection.

Kid Friendly Craft

Summer Craft Camp

A fun new affordable project every week through the Summer!
Classes for kids 7 to 197 years old...

Craft Camp Classes are designed easy enough to be done by a 7 year old but neat enough that everyone will want to make one :-) 

Want to enter your Summer Craft Camp project in the Fair?  
Show us your entry slip and be entered to win a gift certificate!

2:00 PM

Week 1: June 7th    $8.00
Now You See It 

Paint a clear sheet of acetate to put on top of a pretty sheet of paper make you very own layout.  $8.00

Week 2: June 14     $5.00
Birdhouse Box

Make a little box shaped like a birdhouse, perfect for hiding chocolate eggs or other special "tweets".

Week 3: June 21    $10.00
Wings for Your Wall
Turn a couple of pages from a chipboard book into a wonderful wall hanging.

Week 4: June 28    $15.00
Caught on Canvas
Use a stencil to paint a portrait on a 14x18 stretched canvas.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

CC: "Happy Father's Day" Layout

June 15th
In this Cricut class, you'll show Dad how much he means to you. Bring your basic tool kit, Cricut machine,  Happy Father's Day & Plantin Schoolbook cartridges, glue dots & 2 dad photos.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Tractor Wooden Block Class

So God Made a Farmer

She Thinks My Tractors Sexy

  • The tractors are in the field and here at Backroads! Michelle LaRue is back with another fabulous wooden block class. Choose from "so God made a Farmer" or "She thinks my tractor's sexy" and of course matching tractors and paper for whatever brand tractor your farmer drives. 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Seeds of Inspiration Book

June 8th, 2013   $45.00  1:00 PM

Call 641-456-6305 or E-mail Donya to reserve your spot today!

Build a gatefold book full of pockets and flaps for all your memories, and even a hidden garden, this project includes a whole pad Graphic 45's beautiful Secret Garden paper for each participant.  Bring a paper trimmer and if you have it a scoring board or blade.  We'll order in supper and make day long party of it!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Good Luck Graduate Layout

Saturday, May 18th

In this Cricut class, we'll be using Happy Graduation & Base Camp cartridges to create this graduation layout perfect for your graduate!! Call now to reserve your kit and specify school color.  Bring your basic tool kit, Xyron 150 Sticker Machine, and 2-6x4 graduation photos!!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

"Ice Skates" Ornaments in an Hour Class

"Ice Skates"
Saturday, May 11th, 2013
Join Michelle in creating these adorable skates that would look great on your tree or make a special gift for that someone special. You'll make a new ornament in an hour every month through Christmas.  Attend them all and trim your whole tree or stash them away and have all your Christmas gifts made!  Call now to reserve your pair!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Sweet Note

A Sweet Note Gift Block

April 28th, 2013
1:30 PM

A little birdie flew by and left some sweet words for Mothers Day at Backroads Plum Crazy. Learn from talented Michelle LaRue the fun and very beginner friendly ins and outs of stamping and distress inks while making a mailable 4x6 wooden gift block.

Choose from 3 sweet sentiments:
A mom is like a flower each one beautiful & unique

You are so beautiful to me.

You are precious in every way, the sunshine in my day, the joy in my soul, & the love of my life.  -Mom

Please bring a paper trimmer and a tape runner
Bring if you have them: a fine point permanent ink marker (like Sharpie), colored pencils, a Staz On ink pad, and an ink blending tool.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Ornament in an Hour: Peace on Earth tag

Peace on Earth Tag
April 13th
Make a new "ornament in an hour" every month through Christmas! Attend them all & trim your whole tree or stash them away & have all your Christmas gifts made. Michelle will furnish all supplies needed and you just bring your favorite adhesive! You'll even get to play with the "big" kids markers- Copic that is!! Come have a ball and learn a new technique or two!!

Cricut Class: Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt
April 20th

Capture your little ones expressions when they hunt for candy! We'll be creating this adorable Easter 12x12 layout featuring Cricut cartridges: Storybook, Easter 2010 & Accent Essentials. Michelle will also show you how easy it easy to use the Cricut Craft Room with this project! Sounds like fun huh?  Students please bring your basic tool kit, small foam circles & 2-vertical Easter photos!! We ask that you preregister so that we have enough supplies for everyone! :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Cookbook Class

  • $10
    In this new monthly class everyone will make an 8.5x11 scrapbooked recipe page. Come for all 6 classes and receive a photocopy of everyone's recipe and a keepsake scrapbook to decorate for free!

    For March's Class: Two Page Layout, photos are below
    Let's see, what you will need… not much
    Paper Trimmer
    Adhesive (tape runner should be fine)

    There is a space on the right hand page for either photos, a printed recipe to be added later, or a recipe card (provided in class). The left hand page will hold a photo of your favorite chicken or a recipe card :-)

Saturday, February 23, 2013


March 30th
Capture those "silly" moments! Bring your basic tool kit, 3-3x5 silly photos & foam squares.

Cricut Class: Lucky One

March 16th
Capture your luckiest moments!! We'll be using Home Decor & Plantin Schoolbook cartridges. Bring your basic tool kit, sanding block, 3-lucky photos & foam squares.

Wedded Bliss

March 21st
Capture your special wedding day moment! You'll leave with extra goodies to create more memories!!!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Word Blocks

Word Blocks
March 3rd, 2013    1:00 PM     $10 plus $1/block

Make a set of blocks to spell out the phrase "Be Happy", a newlywed's last name or pick a word of your own. Cost is $10 plus $1 per block. Includes all your supplies including adhesive and embellishments. 


Project 52

March Project 52 Classes

Have you heard of Project 365? The goal is to take 1 picture everyday for 1 year. That's a lot of pictures to scrapbook! In the Project 52 workshop you'll make 1 layout for every week of the year plus receive photo page protectors to insert into your 12x12 album for the other 313 or so photographed days from your year.

This workshop series will feature Graphic 45's Place in Time collection every month, plus featured collections from what's new at the store.

March 4th 2013   5:15 PM   $15.00
March * Graphic 45 Place in Time Collection

 March 11th 2013   5:15 PM    $15.00
Happy Together  * Websters Pages Magical Life Collection

March 18th 2013    5:15 PM     $15.00
Best Day Ever * Prima Firefly Collection

March 25th 2013    5:15 PM    $15.00
Always Beautiful  *  Prima Shabby Chic Collection

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Cookbook Class

  • $10
    In this new monthly class everyone will make an 8.5x11 scrapbooked recipe page. Come for all 6 classes and receive a photocopy of everyone's recipe and a keepsake scrapbook to decorate for free!

    For February's Class: Two Page Layout, photos are below
    Let's see, what you will need… not much
    Paper Trimmer
    Adhesive (tape runner should be fine)
    Your Recipe

    There is a space on the right hand page for either photos or a recipe printed no larger than 7 1/2 inches square. The left hand page includes a pocket and a sheet of recipe cards or journaling cards to tuck in it :-)