Monday, July 26, 2010

Craft and Hobby Trade Show

I'm attending the Craft and Hobby Show in Chicago. Keep watching the blog and facebook for updates!

Tattered Angel's Glam & Glaze! and Heidi Swapp's restock!

Here is the scoop from Tattered Angel's:

Glimmer Glam will offer a similar base of Glimmer Glaze but with a slight more of a transparent color base, still have an AMAZINGLY GLIMMERY base, yet now we are adding custom glitters to add to the depth of the glimmery crafting experience! Using a ridiculous variety of glitters, we are not only customizing the glimmer in the product, we are now customizing the glitters too! This will give crafters a multi-faceted and unique art medium to work with. Glimmer Glam will come equipped with a pom like dauber for application. The container as well has a wide enough opening to allow crafters to use the product in larger amounts if needed.

Glimmer Glaze will offer the same beautiful color and AMAZING glimmer as Glimmer Mist, but will now offer you the versatility to use on any surface. This product will be a translucent to a semi-opaque depending on how much of an application is used. Glimmer Glaze will also be a matte finished product if used in a fine application, yet as you build up the product the application will build up to a semi gloss or high gloss finish. This gives you an amazingly versatile product that can be used on any surface, offer any finish (matte, eggshell, semi-gloss or high gloss) as well as a variety of depth of color depending on how much you apply. Glimmer Glaze will come equipped with a paint brush insert for easy application. The container will also have a nice sized opening making it easy to pour out for large project.

Both products are easily manipulated with Glimmer Mist, so they blend very nicely if needed. These products were created to act as a companion to Glimmer Mist to give additional depth to crafters Glimmer Misting experience.

We sold out of the Heidi Swapp colors the first time we got them within the first day! They are back in stock!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lot's of new fun stuff!

Sassafras Lass has just released an adorable & beautiful new line called Indie Girl and we have it!

We've also received Queen and Company's new Summer program which has all the bling, shaped brads, and accessories to finish your summer layouts and projects!
Click on image to see closer up!

By popular request we have gotten in Ranger Inc.s' Adirondack's Color Wash and UTEE Brights (every color!)!  (P.S. Dawnette has some fun classes planned in the future with all this new stuff & wait until you see the new summer releases!)

We've also received Stampington & Company Artful Blogger!

Making Memories SLICE drawing Tips & their new CHA Metal Release - there are some really cool accessories (these will be on the floor in the next couple of days..)

QuicKutz Flex Mats are IN!!!!

QuicKutz EPIC 6 Flex Mats are in, you will only need one. It should last you a while! :)

Donna Downey's NEW Class!

New Class from Donna being offered on Saturday, September 4 at 9am-Noon (This is instead of the Altered Apron)

Life's Artistry
Saturday, September 4 at 9am-Noon
Fee: $80

mixed media scrapbook: workshop duration 3 hours

in this workshop you will learn techniques and tips for creating an eight page 8 x 10 mixed media scrapbook. The book is comprised of multi-surface and textured pages that may surprise you. The use of color, fabrics, papers, moments captured and artistic style art journaling make it unique and truly individualized to each student.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Classes with Sally Lynn McDonald & COPIC!

Sally Lynn MacDonald has been an avid scrapbooker, stamper, paper and altered artist since 1998, when her first child was born. Subsequently, after the birth of twins, she quit her high-tech career at IBM to be home with her growing family. "This is when creativity became a survival skill!" she says.

She has been a professional instructor in the paper arts industry for several years, specializing in ink techniques and surfaces. She is a Certification Trainer for Copic Marker / Imagination International as well as being a certified and/or endorsed instructor for Ranger and Tattered Angels. She travels extensively, teaching workshops at conventions and stores throughout the United States and Eastern Canada.

Her personal design challenge is to take products or techniques that would have her students saying "Huh?" and bring them to "Aha!".

Her style is eclectic and she loves to make each project unique, interactive and indulge her creative side. She has appeared on HGTV, featured in a couple of segments of the "That's Clever!" television program. She is also developing online classes with 'Big Picture Scrapbooking'. Her work has been published in Legacy/Somerset Memories, Paper Crafts, Rubber Stamper and Stamper's Sampler Take Ten and Creative Jewelry.

Sally Lynn and her husband Neil live in Connecticut with their children, Brianna and the "Twinkies," Cameron and Courtney. Keep up with Sally Lynn's work, adventures and travels on her blog:

Registration is open now.  There are no refunds after close of business August 25, 2010 (as stated on the registration form).

All Classes are Saturday, September 25

COPIC: What? How? and Wow!
10am-Noon $40

What is so special about Copic markers? These markers go way beyond coloring stamped images to multi-surface applications on cardstock, transparencies, fabric and more surfaces than you can imagine. Learn about the different styles of markers, and how the markers work, without the revealing brushstrokes so often associated with marker coloring. Unlock the secrets to choosing from the incredible 334 colors for blending and shading. Hands-on practice using four blending techniques that build upon each other and culminate with a three page handout that is yours to keep for reference and practice. An airbrushing demonstration will also be included as time allows.

Bring tools for note taking.

Acrylic Album "Let No Surface Remain UnInked!
'Clearly Capable' Tropical Fling Acrylic Album, featuring Copic airbrushing.
1:30-3:30 $40

Clear Acrylic products are all the rage and this class will show you how to not only cope with the design challenges of a clear surface - but how to make it SHINE. We'll expose the clear surface and show you how to maximize your supplies along with ways to embellish and enhance the surface with epoxies, ink and getting double-duty from your embellishments. Sally Lynn will make it clear and complete in simply no time at all with techniques that you can use on all your clear projects. This technique-packed workshop will focus on Copic Marker ink and airbrushing as well as Glimmer Mist and the many surfaces and techniques used to color with them. From layering colors on transparencies, to airbrushing on acrylic as well as coloring 'bling', stickers, flowers and chipboard, Sally Lynn will guide you through every surface to go way above and beyond stamped images to altering everything.

Glimmering Summer/Beach Album in a Tin - Featuring Tattered Angels Mixed Media Techniques & Copic Markers
5:00PM-7:00pm $40

You will be using the new FASTENATION FOLDERS* albums by Exclusively Heidi Swapp for Tattered Angels, along with a great tin from Prima and loads of gorgeous embellishments and trim. In this technique-packed workshop we are going to spritz, paint and glimmer like never before with the secrets of Glimmer Mist/Glimmer Glam/Glimmer Glaze and techniques for their use revealed. We will explore ways to add depth to your project using the newest colors of coordinating Glimmer Mist, chipboard and stencils - including the new stamps! With these techniques you are sure to customize your project to exactly YOUR style. And as always, full alphabets are provided so you can title the album in any way you wish.

What to bring: Trimmer, scissors, tweezers or quick stick pickup tool. Fabritac adhesive and your favorite dry adhesive as well as a brown chalk inkpads (Quick Quotes strongly preferred). An acrylic block and waterbrush would be immensely helpful.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Imaginisce Birthday Bash!

Take a look at this new B-day Bash collection by Imaginisce!

And, for those of you who love their cute little stamps, there are 6 to choose from and at only $1 you can have them all! (Copic markers go great with their stamps!)

Their papers are all double-sided, and the banners are absolutely CUTE!

(Click on the image to to enlarge.)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Graphic 45, We R Memory Keepers, Best Creation, Melissa Frances, Making Memories!

Here is Graphic 45's twist on Halloween! A vintage look at Alice in Wonderland. It won't last long...but don't worry I will be reordering it at CHA in a couple of weeks!

We R Memory Keepers...Out and About! Perfect for documenting your travels or your little one's favorite trucks and cars!

Here is just a sampling of new Beach and Summer papers from Best Creation! We also restocked the 4th of July!

Kitchen Kitschy from Melissa Frances!  Home-Made Recipe Cards & Albums or if you prefer get that Retro look! We also have Glitter Glass and Silver Tinsel! Along with a great assortment of ephemera!

Mudd Puddles Is a new concept to scrapbooking and card making. Adding texture and color to your scrapbooks and cards. It is as easy as frosting a cake. Just add the color and texture you want by using a frosting knife.  It will dry to the touch in about 1 hour and totally dry overnight. It's flexible after it dries and will not crumble or fall off your project. It's Scrapbook Safe. Grab a frosting knife and just have fun!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

ATC Tuesdays!

Come in and learn a fun & free technique every Tuesday!  In a few short weeks you will have your own mini technique book!…and the product we showcase will be discounted that day.