Tuesday, June 23, 2009

This Just In

The heat is on and Summer has arrived at Lorraine's!
Check out the NEW sizzlin' summer dies from Sizzix. Arrows to beach shapes, and my favorite bracket shape. You asked for it and it is here! We also have the Sizzix Cut Above program. For a $36 punch card, you get a die with class project each month for three months.
Be sure to check out all the new shapes just in.

I saw Lance Anderson from Rusty Pickle last night, and I got to see the album we will be making Saturday night. WOW! It is much bigger than I thought. At least 9"x8". It was super cute, and had some metallic papers and chipboard shapes. All the pages were chipboard. With a few small flips in between. I can't wait! We still have a few spaces open. Get in on a really great time, and a very special project. Be one of the very first to take this class!

Methodology Monday is July 6 at 1pm & 5:30 pm. This month we will be doing GRUNGE. We will also do a beautiful grungepaper flower to use on our tins next month. We will also do a very cool tag in a grunge quilt, with embossed and stamped grungeboard. Check out the examples on the class sample table by the register.

We are now open till 8pm on Wednesdays for the summer concerts on the square. Stop in and see us while you enjoy a concert in the park.
Keep cool this week and come in and scrap with us. This Thursday is Teen Scrap night 5 to 8 pm.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Layout

Here is the layout I promised. It is the new Tim Holtz Layout class. You can come into the store and see it up close and personal (without photos). This layout was designed by me and uses masks, distress inks, the blending tool, stamping, crackle paint, Tim's metals, and of course grungepaper. I hope you like it. This class is June 26 , 2-4pm and is $25.
Send me your "What I Love about Summer" layouts. You can photograph them and e-mail them to us or drop them off and I'll photograph them (we won't keep them). Then I can post them here. I want to hear your comments too. Just click on the comments word and leave your comment for me. Nothing to join. Thanks Margie H. I hope your time with friends this summer make beautiful memories for you!

I hope everyone has a great Father's Day Weekend! Come on in and make your Dad's day cards. The pop-up one is my favorite. Check it out.

The lambs are fuzzy! The card is made with the new Sizzix die for making pop-ups, and is the only one of three cards in the class that pops. This class is Thursday at 6pm. It's only an hour, and I'll be in this Friday and Saturday nights for the crops if you want to do the class while at the crops. Watch for more classes on pop-up cards, and come in and check out the other Sizzix dies we have that are made to make things interactive. They are so fun!

I hope to see you this weekend at the Friday or Saturday crop!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Special Guest Instructor

This just in........

I am very excited that Lance Anderson co-founder of RUSTY PICKLE is coming to Lorraine's to teach a class June 27 at 7pm. Even better, he will be teaching us a new project not taught anywhere before. We are the FIRST!!! He will be teaching a mini album using the new "Rockin America" paper we just got in at the store.

You do not want to miss this opportunity! I have taken classes from Lance before and I can say I not only have had a GREAT time, I learn so much, and am inspired every time. He is one of my favorite instructors! Rusty Pickle projects are usually full of interactive pull-outs, pockets, and flips. So be ready to create something very cute. You'll want to bring a basic tool kit (dry adhesive, trimmer, scissors, ruler, liquid glue, craft knife, bone folder, black pen, distress tools).
Hint- Lance loves chocolate!!!

Stop in the store to see my other Rusty Pickle projects to get an idea of the type of things you will learn. Spaces will be filling up fast, so call to reserve yours NOW!

Tomorrow I will post my Summer layout.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

June Arrivals and Offerings

I am always running behind these days. I am hoping to have one of those "Lazy Dazy Summers",
where I can sit back and enjoy the things I love most in life. I would like all of you to respond here on the blog and tell me what are the things you enjoy most in life. Then go and scrap it! Bring in your layout or scan it and e-mail it to us and, with your permission I'll post them on our blog throughout the summer months. Please respond first. This will help inspire others to reflect on what they want out of this summer too. I will post my own layout next week and tell you about what I hope to enjoy this summer.

Now on to the NEW arrivals at Lorraine's..........
...Little Yellow Bicycle- TRAVELER: thermography 2-sided papers and stickers, a very cool 12x12 transparency, an acrylic coverd chipboard 11.75x5.75 mini album, and a 11.75x5.75 paper pad for the mini album.
...Karen Foster- picnic, mother, father,freedom, & liberty patterned papers, stickers, and stacked statement titles.
...Tattered Angels- Glimmer Mist in 24 beautiful colors, also a large mist mat for working with your mist. Back in stock is the traveler ledger glass album.
...Rusty Pickle- Rockin' America: patterned papers & stickers
...May Arts Ribbon- lots of NEW ribbon in different widths, colors, and styles, and the popular leaf ribbon is back in stock too.
...McGill punches- birds, flourishes, crowns, fancy square, the cure ribbon, & mini file tab
...Basic Grey- Wisteria and Lime Ricky: patterned papers, chipboard, buttons, flowers, and rub-ons, also BLING and Pearls in shapes too!
...Sizzix- Karen Burniston Pop-Up Dies, for cards, and album pages: pop-up spinning 3D Ball, Spinnig pop-up, heart pop-up, tree pop-up, birthday cake pop-up. Come see these innovative dies!

If you haven't had a chance to take the class doing Tim Holtz layout from the magazine ad, now is the time. Come learn how to create beautiful GRUNGEpaper flowers that make a page come alive. Suitable for framing and gift giving, kits are limited for this very popular class. A new grunge layout class is in the works.

A new class on Tuesdays this summer is the Kids Summer Craft Time. Jen will take children ages 5 thru 12 and make some cute projects to light that creative spark. Please call within 48 hours prior to sign your kids up for this fun class.

Ever wonder what to do with chipboard? Another new class "Chipboard Elements" will show you
everything you can do! A lovely small wall hanging with layers of chipboard covered in paper, paint, & ink with stamped and embossed patterns. Learn all the chipboard techniques in one class!

Make your Father's Day cards now! This class takes you from beginner to advanced when you make a pop-up card using one of Sizzix NEW pop-up dies. It's simple, easy, and fun to do! From stamping to paper piecing these cards are sure to show the Fathers in your life how special they are.

Fall in Love with Technique Tuesday! In this class you will learn all about acrylic stamping. Kit includes a set of stamps, mini ink pads,acrylic block, and a set of titles to use on other pages. Come find out why acrylic stamps are so popular and easy to use.

We also have a beginner scrapbooking class, Methodology, and Teen Scrap night!
Our CROPS have changed a bit. We will be having Friday and Saturday crops 2 times a month. The hours are 6 to midnight, and we will supply snacks and drinks for only $10.
That's all for now. I can't wait to hear form all of you, and to see what you plan to enjoy this summer!
Till next week- go scrap!