Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Fun With the Artgirlz!!!

Traci & Alison Stilwell, also known as "The Artgirlz" were here last week, taking us through the steps to create a great necklace (or bracelet,) 3 cool dolls and a very interesting felt elf. We ended up doing some needle felting on the elf, and also on some of the big round felt beads. This was a cool technique and we have the tools & materials here and can show you how it works. We will be offering these classes here for those who couldn't make the dates last weekend. The Bracelet/necklace class is on Saturday, October 6, 10am-2pm. Cost is $40 and includes everything you will need. Check out the photo on the blog entry of Thursday, August 30th. (scroll down)

The "3 dolls" class will be in December, on Saturday, the 8th, from 2-4 pm. Think tree ornaments here!! Cost is $22, just bring your basic kit.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

What Arrived Today...

Lots of Heidi Swapp masks, both the large ones (which Tim cut apart) and the smaller ones similar to the one we used in Tim's class: birds, flowers, crowns, damask, along with new flower center bling.

In from my "wing source' are the white wings in the small 4 inch size as well as some in an 8 inch size, and there are 2 sizes of wooden mannekins, to paint, alter and otherwise turn into great art. There is also a very large red rubber band that I am thinking will be great to stamp for christmas and Valentines Day, and use to keep small books closed.

From Jenni Bowlin, there are new alphabets, bingo cards, ticket and label paper, and label stickers, as well as rub-ons.

We also got a large box of stunning glitter papers in Halloween & Christmas styles from K & Co, along with their new bling and 3-D stickers.

Creative Imagination has some really neat "wizard-in-training" stickers for you Harry Potter folks. More pictures maybe tomorrow.

Artgirlz Classes

In the calendar section, to the left, I have updated the entries for the three classes this Friday & Saturday, to tell you what to bring, in terms of tools or other embellishments. Just click on the title of the class to read all about it.

Celebrating the Tenth!!

So here's the deal...because during this month the 10th falls on a Monday, when we are closed, we will celebrate it on both Sunday the 9th and Tuesday, the 11th. Come into the store and for every 2 rubber stamps (or clear stamps or stamp sets) that you purchase you may purchase a third at half price. That's 50% off the third stamp. The discount will apply to the lower priced stamp. So, come in, wish us a "Happy Anniversary" (yet again) and get the deal.

Distress Frame Class

Here is the sample of the Distress Frame that I will be teaching here at the store on Sunday, October 21, from 1-4 pm. This is the class that Tim Holtz designed, and he taught it when he was here. It is a technique lesson in using the Distress Crackle Paint, the Distress Embossing Powder, and the Distress Inks. It is a mirror but you can easily make it into a frame. (That is my blue shirt that you can see reflected in the mirror.) Cost of this class is $40. Call the store to sign up.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Here are two views of the project that Claudia is doing on Thursday, September 6th, 11:30-1:30 pm, at Artful Cafe. In the close-up, you might be able to see the crackle effects from the Distress Crackle Paint, (you might have to use your imagination here, too.) the new one-step paint from Ranger. Because of the special embellishments , this class is $15. Call to sign-up for this class. 978-887-6397