Monday, September 20, 2010

Fall is a time for change

Fall is a time for change and we are making some noticeable changes in the store. We always like to shake things up and try to find better ways of displaying all the fabulous products we have. Last week, we decided it was time to move some areas around. We had created a special Tim Holtz section in the stamp department along side Ranger products and we liked it. Unfortunately it was not nearly big enough! That boy just keeps coming out with more awesome stuff!

In order to give him more room we needed to move all of his stuff to the front of the store. The problem is (you can probably guess) all of the space up front was already taken. Not to be deterred, we made a map of the store and started moving stuff. This morning we started tearing things apart and as usual one thing led to another, and another, and another. By afternoon we had made some progress but lots of stuff is still in baskets awaiting its fate. Will it find a home, or will we put in in clearance? I can tell you that a lot of stuff was moved to clearance and I'm sure a lot more will too.

So be prepared the next time you come in to really look around! You never know where stuff is going to end up...

By the way, only SOME of the Tim Holtz stuff has moved at this point; we are having trouble deciding where to draw the line. We did move all of the Sizzix, Cuttlebug and Spellbinders products up front so they are all together. All of the pens and markers are now back in the stamp area, although not in their final resting place yet. The wedding section is now closer to the bathroom and its former spot has been changed to Travel. More to follow....

Sunday, September 12, 2010

So many classes, so little time...

We have so many classes on the calendar now and it seems more get added every day! I have not been able to keep up with them on the website, but I'm trying! Here's a few photos to whet your appetite:

I am also in the process of creating a Family Recipe Book class. This class will include an 8x8 American Crafts album and we will do a recipe exchange as well. I am waiting on the papers to arrive so I can make up my sample and know the exact cost. If you are interested in the class, email me so I can get you the form that we will use for the recipes. I want every student to send me via email 2 recipes so I can have them printed for the class.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Coming in March 2011

Want to get in on the Copic Marker Craze!

Want to learn how to master these markers?

**Take a Class from Instructor Suzanne J Dean**
Suzanne has been using and teaching about Copics for 3 years
and runs a successful Online Copic Classroom and is taking her classes on the road!
She is also a freelance designer for many craft companies around the world!
Check out her online classroom and blog to find out more info about her and see her work:

Color Me Creative Classroom:

Two Classes Offered:
Beginner/Intermediate Class
You will learn how to get comfortable with the markers, learn light sourcing, shading
and highlighting along with other practical techniques to bring your coloring to life!
5 hours for $85 (30 min. break)

Advanced Class
This is a tough class—you MUST have experience using your markers and be ready for advanced techniques.
We will learn all about advanced shading and coloring techniques and fun ways to use your Copics. Both classes are HANDS ON INSTRUCTION!!
4 hours for $75 (30 min break)

*Copics and images/paper provided
(a supply list will be emailed to students so you can bring your own copics if you like)
*All students receive a packet of information pertaining to each class
*All students receive a goody bag from the Color Me Creative Classroom with sample products
*Students need to bring their own drinks and snacks (and/or lunch)
**15 people minimum in each class with a maximum of 20 students

Dates soon to be announced!!

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

I hope you are all enjoying this fabulous Labor Day weekend. Cooler air has finally arrived and we dodged Hurricane Earl!

Just a reminder that we are OPEN all weekend - regular hours on Saturday & Sunday and 10am-2pm on Monday. If you still need to finish up your Summer Passport, you have until Monday. Check your email for a coupon on Spellbinder's Dies this weekend only.
A ton of new product arrived this week including new Tim Holtz stamps, Crate Paper Back to School, and lots of Laser cut titles. I even custom ordered titles for some of the area high schools.

Store Calendar

Class sample slideshow