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CraftNight LOVE-IN!!! • February 11th, 2015


This Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 from 9pm until midnight (or later) at Akbar, it’s The CRAFTNIGHT LOVE-IN!!!
Project: Valentine-O-Rama!!! 
$3 Processing fee, please
$4 Drink specials, for the love o’ cocktails! 

If you like Valentine’s Day, see you this Wednesday.
And if you hate Valentine’s Day, see you this Wednesday.

I’m serious.

You can blame retail, or the system, or cupid, or your ex, but blaming external factors is just another way to naval gaze one’s mind into wasting precious time and resources. If you’re going to be bitter, at least have the sense to be bitter in good company, with fabulous people, and a beverage in your hand.
In the words of Mama Cass “Make your own kind of music. Sing your own special song. Make your own kind of music, even if nobody else sings along.”
The world needs more love all the time and while romantic love is just fine, we also need stuff like friends giving each other cookies, dogs getting extra walks, Grandpas receiving flowers, we need stuff like compliments, hugs, encouragement and support.
Could you use stuff like that? Well we have some just for YOU!
Prepared for you this Wednesday:

• LOVE RAFFLE (Mad mad prize baskets)!
• “The Apple” film on the AKBAR JUMBOTRON!
• GUARANTEED Valentine from Craft Captain!
• SNACKS (sweet AND savory!)!
• Limited Edition magnet BADGE(while supplies last!)
• Delicious Cocktails!
• Fancy Music!
• Cute Friends!
• Hot Strangers!

Make horrible OR wonderful Valentines from the CraftNight vault’s special scrap collection! Paper, markers, glue and glitter GALORE!
I’m working my butt off making special scrap packets for each and every crafter. The ephemera I’ve gathered covers an inventive plethora of emotive card-making choices for today’s lovers, meta-modernists, pervs, and sardonic skeptics.
Your neighborhood needs love, your city needs love, your local gay bar needs LOVE!
If your heart is healing and you want to wallow, we shall wallow with you.
If you’re all about making something wonderful for a special someone, we can help with that.
If you just want to win awesome prizes and watch “The Apple” while having snacks, it’s ON. And on that note, if you’ve never seen “The Apple” I’m aghast. Everyone must see it. EVERYONE.
Here’s the FB invite, RSVP and tell me you’ll be there.

See you at the Craft Table,
JP Craft Captain


Posted by on February 9, 2015 in Scrapping/Coloring Craft

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TONIGHT! • September 5th, 2012 • Scrappin’ with the Scrapbooks!

TONIGHT! Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 from 9pm(ish) until 12(or later) at Akbar,  it’s CRAFTNIGHT!
Project: Craft a Scrap Book!
$2 Processing Fee
$4 Cosmopolitans: How Many Sips Does it Take to Get to the Center of an Akbar Cosmo? I…2…
Featuring: Masseuse Therapist SKY! • Current deal is 15 minutes for 14 bucks! Get the stress out!
Also Featuring: Craft Lieutenant Veronica LeBron’s Flat-n-Crispy Bacon Laceys which need to be tasted to be believed, a classic recipe with a bacon twist, come get yours!

It’s your moment, the end of the day, to relax, unwind and have something special for yourself and your friends and your life and your cocktail. The scrap potential is very high tonight, plenty of pieces to play with to make your scrapbook fantasy come true. I actually have a really fantastic scrapbook, the latest entries in it being from 1953. I’ll bring it and share, so that you may gain inspiration from this wonderful relic.
The “scrapper” who remains unknown (I purchased this item at a swap meet in Simi Valley) has decorated the pages with countless newspaper clippings, decorative bits of paper, local ephemera, poems, pictures of exotic animals and far away destinations… it’s a quiet treasure of its era, and every time I peruse its pages I find something new.

The scrapper was prone to cutting out one sentence facts from publications, tidbits like “There are 209 rooms in Buckingham Palace” or “Painted fingernails were fashionable in Egypt, 1000 B.C.” The book is peppered with trivia, and I like the idea that no matter how old this tattered scrapbook gets, it still contains truths that will endure.

The digital age makes stuff like this exceedingly rare, and there’s actually a “scrapbook industry” that sells pre-printed pages, punch shapes, stickers, etc. that caters to “making memories.” And that’s cool… but when you look at this home made scrap book from 1953, you’re going to observe ingenuity and artistry that blows today’s manufactured scrap supplies right out the window. Cellophane scotch tape wasn’t on the market until 1930, yet miraculously enough, there isn’t a SINGLE piece of tape in this scrapbook, it’s all been put together with glue or paste.
Come in and make a little scrapbook, I’ve punched paper ahead of time for the event, I’ve got lots of paper and collage scraps, glue and glue sticks, this craft is gonna knock your socks off!

See you at the Craft Table!

JP Craft Captain

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Posted by on September 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

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