Friday, March 27, 2009

Make and Takes This Saturday

If you can make it in Saturday, you will have a chance to do some make and takes with me and Jen. One will use Glimmer Mist with Hiedi Swapp Invisibles, the other will use Fiskars Scallop punch with matching stamps. We will also have a demo every hour on the hour. Come on in and see us.

Upcoming classes.....
We have some exciting classes. Join us for an introduction to Artist Trading Cards, where we will show you what they are all about, and maybe we could arrange a swap. Mother's Day is around the corner and we have the handmade gift to give. How about altering a wood plaque with crackle paint, and disrtress inks, then dress it up in ideaology Fragments using My Minds Eye "Bella Bella" papers. Top it off with ideaology (Tim Holtz) word keys, corners, and key holes. We even add photos.
If those are not for you, maybe the Bind it All Interactive CD mini album is. We have one for a Girl or Boy. Your choice. The Boy album is done with the darling Piggy Tales papers "Billy Goats Gruff" and is all about GEARS. There is even a wheel page that turns. The Girl album is done up in My Minds Eye "Penny Lane". It is all about FLOWERS, and has a flower wheel page that turns. These are too cute and you can do the whole album in one class. Check it out at the counter of the store.

Now there is another mini album class we will add at a later date, but it is on display at the counter. Check out WHO it is about.

Don't forget the second Methodology class is on April 6th. We are going to go from elegant to eclectic in one class, while we do some unusual techniques. Tags are on display at the counter. I would love to hear some comments on what you think of our class samples.
Monday I will reveal the second sample for Methodology Class #2.
Stop in and see us on Saturday!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Methodology Monday Encore

Good Monday Morning!
What a beautiful weekend it was.
Today is the last chance to get in on Methodology Class #1 (Glossy Accents).
We used glossy accents in some unusual ways, and learned other things along the way.

Now let me show you a tag for the Methodology Class #2. See if you can guess what technique we will be working with. If you took class #1 you already know. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think it might be!

Now here is something new. It's Monday and I have a Methodology Monday Tip for you:

When you are done using your Glossy Accents, slam the bottle down onto work surface upright. This forces the product out of the nozzel and into the bottle, avoiding the dreaded clog in the tip.

Here is another project using Glossy Accents:

This is also a class we are offering at the end of April. It uses Ideaology Fragments and Metals, with My Minds Eye new line of paper "Bella Bella", on a wooden plaque we alter in class, and attach a satin ribbon to hang. This is the perfect Mother's Day gift for Grandma. Come into the store to see it upclose.

New product: Petaloo flowers, Flower buttons, X-Large binder rings IN COLORS, & lots of Zig Pens.

Check the blog later this week for more photos.


Monday, March 16, 2009

Update on New Product

BOY, have we been busy putting out the new arrivals! Jen and I have also been making up projects for April classes with some of the new products (and I'll post those with pics next week).

The first Methodology class was a lot of fun. One lady came convinced she wouldn't be able to do the techniques, but she did and they turned out beautiful. We played with spray inks, enbossing powder, ideaology fragments, the blending tool with foam, and of course glossy accents. This class was so popular we are running an encore next Monday (March 23rd). I know some of you work 9-5, so we are running the class at 7pm. Sign up if this works for you. We can always add this late time to the rest of the classes. This is the last time to get in on this class and qualify for the free tin in the sixth class. Thank You to all the ladies who were there on the 2nd. I had a great time teaching you. We had a lady come all the way from Kankakee to take this class. I look forward to seeing everyone next month! Next Monday I will post a pic of one tag from class #2. Stay tuned...

Here is a rundown of other happening at the store.....
March 20- Friday Crop 5pm-12am
March 21- Easter Card Class 11am & 3pm
March 23- Methodology Class #1 Encore 7pm
March 26- Teen Scrap n Night 5pm-8pm
March 27- Easter Card Class 12pm
March28- Intro to Artist Trading Cards 1pm
April 3 Bind it All Interactive CD Mini Album 11am
April 4 Celebrating Mrs. Grossmans 30th Birthday - All Day
April 4 Easter Card Class 1pm
April 6 Methodology Class #2 3pm & 5:30 pm
April 8 Calander Class 11 am
April 9 A Cut Above- Sizzix 6pm
April 10 Altered Wall Hanging 10am
April 10 Easter Card Class 12pm
April11 Intro to Artist Trading Cards 1pm

Here is what is new in the store......

Piggy Tales- Slide books, Drawbridge books, barn doors, pigtail springs, flower press
Patterned Paper lines, billy goat gruff, mary mary quite contrary, ants go marching in, it's raining it's pouring, & old king cole

My Mind's Eye- Penny Lane, Bella Bella, and Bloom & Grow.

Sizzix- Clear Original Dies, Die Storage.

Maya Road- 12x12 Sheers

Technique Tuesday- Shapes and occasion Stamp Sets, Alpha Stamp sets, little treasures stamp sets, Technique tiles sets and chips, Stamp cleaner and scrubber.

7Gypsies- gypsy tags, gifting quote tags, vintage tags, ATC Chipboard, gypsie market 6x6 paper packs and photo carousel cards, naked buttons, Vintage and Gypsie Ephemera, chip tags, coveralls, naked photo carousel cards, and 6x6 notingham paper packs.

Creative Imaginations- Band and Orchestra Papers and stickers.

Tattered Angels- Limited Edition Spring and Summer Colors of Glimmer Mist, Glimmer- Chips, Screens, Glass and Alpha Chips.

If you have never seen Glimmer Mist before, you must come in and check it out. It is one of my favorite products. They are gorgeous and so simple to use for layouts and cards. I highly recommend them. Also Sam has made an Easter Cake, come in and see it.

That's it for today.