Wow, I can hardly believe that it is only June. It's not usually this hot till August! But the store is nice and cool and there is a lot going on. The calendar is full with classes for you. This Saturday, Jackie is teaching how to die silk and you will go home with a piece of dyed silk to use in a future project as well as a beautiful purse scarf. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? That's right-Christmas presents!
Jane has Zentangles on the schedule in June and July sharing with 2 of her very own designs as well as official tangles. Delia's Copic class still has a couple of openings and her technique class (did you know this is only $8?) is always wonderful! Kathie is teaching a cute little photo book using the two needle coptic stitch and Judy will be back with her Different Point of View! Check out all of these classes on the upcoming classes page above. Our first Ranger demo day was a great success and everyone enjoyed making some tags using the Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Stains. Next month, on July 6 from 10am-12noon, we will be at it again, this time with Ranger's newest product, Distress Paints! Come in and learn how to use them and make a few tags. As you all can tell from the fewer blog posts, Hannah has moved on to a dream job for her. She is an editor at Scottsdale Living magazine. Be sure to go on Facebook and "like" the magazine! We miss her here, but are so happy that she is following her bliss! She'll pop in every once in a while on a Saturday, so watch for her and say "Hi!" Meanwhile, stay cool, drink lots of water, and come visit. We love to see what you've been working on!
Saturday - May 25, 2013 Stampscapes with Ken Pesho. 10a-1:30p. Have fun creating and learning the art of Landscape Stamping. Cost: $30 Call the store to sign up. There's a few spaces left.
Well, I can't believe that it has already been a week since I got back from a whirlwind weekend in Tinton Falls, NJ, the home of Ranger Industries. We spent 3 whole days making 30 tags a day with a completely different techniques using a Ranger product (or products) on each one. In case you are having trouble with the math, that's 90 techniques!! I met 23 other amazing artists there, 10 of them from outside the United States! We were a very eclectic group that included store owners, designers, manufacturers and the newest group, bloggers. Two of the group were men! And then of course, our instructors, the fabulous Dyan Reavely of "Dylusions", Tim Holtz of everything "Distress", Claudine Helmuth of Ranger's "Studio" line and Mackie from Vintaj. We melted and poured, inked and resisted, painted and transferred! All in all, a marvelous time! I even met a young lady named Sarah Carn from right here in Phoenix! She is a blogger with Craft Test Dummies. Keep her name in mind-I think that you will be seeing her on the upcoming class page as a teacher very soon!
We are so excited to share all these techniques with you, but we will go at a little slower pace. Our first demo day will be Saturday, June 1 at 10am. I will be around till noonish to share a couple of techniques. Come make a tag or two and start your own technique library. No cost to you, that's right, it's FREE!
Meanwhile, enjoy some of these pictures from my weekend!
WOW - what a tremendous Card Extravaganza we had this past
Tuesday. We want to thank everyone that dropped by to make
cards all day long. All of of you helped make the day a wonderful
success and we appreciate YOU !!!
Next Card Extravaganza: June 4, 2013 - Men's Cards.
Just in: Penny Black Stamps - A huge box full of them. Stop
by and get first choice. Stampendous, Rubber Cottage,
Deadbeat Design. All sorts of goodies.