Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Once in a Blue Moon Sale, New Echo Park & Inky Antics

Hi Everyone,

Lots of happenings this Labor Day weekend.  We've been unpacking boxes of goodies.  The new Echo Park lines are fabulous and we have a fun new stamp board from Inky Antics.  We are still handing out our Next Iron Crafter tickets for our event on the 7th and we have a special sale for you.  

New Simple Stories Handmade Holiday

New Simple Stories Harvest Lane

New Simple Stories Take a Hike

New SMASH Album

New For the Record 2 from Echo Park

New Echo Park Grandma and Grandpa lines.

New Inky Antics

September Calendar

Sunday September 2nd  1-3 PM
Easy Peasy Classic Christmas cards
You will create 8 beautiful cards using patterned papers, SRM stickers, and you will even get sketches to recreate these cards to hand out during the holidays. We will help you create A-2 cards, shaped cards, tags and even mini cards. This is a class you don’t want to miss. $23

Tuesday September 4th  6-8 PM
Quick Quotes Layout class  $25

 Thursday September 6th  6-8 PM
Copic 101

Monday September 10th 6-8 PM
Frantage Mermaid Cards with Tracy
You will learn how to use the wonderful Stampendous Micas and embossing powders. We will also be stamping on tissue paper, coloring with copics and using alcohol inks on acetate. $25

Please bring scissors, adhesive, pop-dots, liquid glue.

Suggested Copics BV04, B01, B02, B63, BG72, BG15, BG10, BG23, BG44, YG03, YG05,Y08, RV21,E51, E33, E35. You may also bring Colored pencils if you prefer.

Tuesday September 11th 6-8 PM
KaiserCraft Printer Tray
Join Tracy for this vintage inspired printer tray. Please bring paper trimmer, scissors, pop dots, brown ink for the edges, liquid glue. Fee $29 

Wednesday September 12th  11-1 PM

Thursday September 13th  6-8 PM

Saturday September 15th 
Demo Day 11-4 PM
Join us for 12 great projects all just $2 each. We will have a variety of cards and layouts for you to create. We do the cutting and you do the gluing. Just drop in anytime after 11:00 and create as many Demos you want. We provide glue sticks so if you prefer tape, please bring a labeled tape runner. We will have kits available for all the demos so you can even make these at home.  
If you complete 6 demos, you will receive a coupon for 10% off your regular priced purchases for the day (not including special orders or other sale special offers).

Suzanne has created a fun Halloween card filled with Memory Box Dies.
Tina will be making this beautiful card.

Lisa Halstead created this adorable owl card.  

Alice has a beautiful card for you to make with a fun folding technique and Copic coloring.

Tracy used Lisa Hetrick's Avocado Birthday, set the new Jillian Vance zipper die and the gift card holder die is on the inside.

Lisa C will be using the new Paper Smooches stamp set for her Demo Day Card.

Gina has been busy making new layouts for you.

Kim Created a pair of pretty layouts for Demo Day.

Monday September 17th  6-8 PM

Vanessa's Lively Cards

Tuesday September 18th  6-8 PM
Vanessa created these beautiful all occasion cards filled with lots of great die cut shapes and flowers.  $24

Please bring scissors, adhesive and brown chalk ink.

Wednesday September 19th 11-1 PM

Thursday September 20th 6-8 PM
Year of Cards
Join Tracy for this special Year of Cards book full of fun pockets. $22

Saturday September  22nd  1-3 PM
Sweet N Sassy Mouse Christmas Cards
Beth has created 3 adorable Christmas Cards for you and you will get to make 2 of each card!
We will have the list of Copics used soon.   $24

Monday September 24th 6-8 PM

Scrapping 101 with Gina
Do you want to get started scrapbooking but don't know where or how to start? Are you overwhelmed by all the choices when you come in to shop? Do you have boxes of photos under the bed and don't know what to do next? If you need some direction and ideas for a balanced layout, this class will be a guide to get you started.

Gina will teach you all you need to know to make your first scrapbook pages. You will learn how to use tools, pick colors and how to adhere your photos safely. Please bring 4-8 photos and you will complete your first page in class. Fee $12

Tuesday September 25th  6-8 PM
School Bus Album
Join Tracy for this fun album just in time for those back toschool photos. Please bring your paper trimmers, scissors, tape runner, pop dots, black ink for the edges & liquid paper glue. $29
Sunday September 30th  12-4 PM

Quick Quotes Page Layout Class

Tuesday October 4th 

Cost: $25

Create this elegant “Home is Where the Heart Is” 6-page layout, with room for lots of photos and journaling to celebrate everything that is important about your home and family. This project features double sided designer paper, laser die cuts, ribbon, and embellishments Learn new techniques, such as how to use ribbon in different formats and attaching vellum without using adhesive. All this in 6 gorgeous layouts. $25

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Next Iron Crafter 8/24/2012

Hi Everyone,

We had such a good time at our Next Iron Crafter event.  Gina Adolph was born to hostess events like this. She was hilarious and even told some jokes.  If you missed this night's event, you still have a chance to come play on Spetmeber 7th at 6:00 PM.   We are going to continue to give out tickets up until the next event.   If you want a fun girls night out filled with laughs, join us!    Scroll down to see photos of the event, new products and Wacky Wednesday Cards.

Wacky Wednesday Cards & Dylusions demo
Jill couldn't wait to make a card with this cute Pure Innocence stamp.  I went a different direction and wanted to play with the new sprays, Inky Antics stamp and a shape I cut with the new Silhouette machine.   I will also be showing you a cool technique that you can do with the Dylusions inks.

We have a wonderful new Wreath class this Saturday with Katie.  I forgot to get the photos in here sooner.  
Saturday September 1st 1-3 PM  $17
You get a whole chipboard alphabet to spell out whichever 5 letter word you would like.

Look what the UPS man brought late today.  Lisa will be getting it all checked in on Tuesday morning.

New Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers.  Lisa Hetrick has tested out the new markers and we have a two page Copic and Spectrum Noir Comparison at the store to tell you about all the differences.  These new markers are more of an entry level alcohol ink marker.  A set of 6 is just $12.

We have a fun new school line from Reminisce.  

Next Iron Crafter Event
We started off the evening but having an employee challenge.  Jill grabbed the ugliest most mismatched things she could find for us to create something with.  
There may have been a bit of cheating going on.  There were some accusations of steroid use but the tests aren't back yet.

Tracy won but probably because of all the prizes that were going to be given out.

Janet, Kathy, Brent and Debra were great sports playing in our first round of challenges.

These creative women turned their recipe boxes into purses.  Marsha won the round but Robin, Eddye and Sharon were all giving her a run for her money.

Here are competitors Alice, Laura, Helen and Diana.