Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Creative Workshop and New Products!!

Creativity Workshop Weekend

Join us This Saturday, February 6th, from 2-4 pm for not one, but two Make n Takes.
Come join Julie and try your hand at our favorite marker - Copic Sketch - and create this adorable Valentine's Day Card, and then let Rene introduce you to 'Grunge", by combining My Mind's Eye's Life Stories line with some of Tim Holtz's Idea-ology trinkets to create this truly rustic tag.
Only $1 each!
(Only one of each make n take per person - 18 or older - while supplies last)

Flower Soft is an amazing pot of coloured sprinkles that allows you to create texture, designs and miniature floral embellishments, it’s acid free and is loved by card makers and scrapbookers alike! It's so simple; all you need is a quality PVA glue and imagination! Sold in 30ml pots a little goes a long way.

Do not miss out on the FABULOUS classes available in February!!!!  Many of the classes have only a few spots left.

Detailing Your Die-Cuts
Everyone has a personal die-cutting system now, and are cutting out shapes and letters at home. If you have a Sizzix, Cricut, QuicKutz, Spellbinders, BossKuts, or Pazzles, let Carolyn show you how to make your die-cuts come alive! Chalking, inking and doodling add depth, dimension and artistry to your die-cuts, making the ordinary - Extraordinary! Come learn techniques that you can use forever and bring your die-cuts to life.

**Each month we will 'Detail' 8-10 diecuts that will change to reflect that month's seasonal theme.**

In addition to your basic class supplies, for this class you will need to bring or purchase: Chalks, Black Detailing Pen (ZIG .005 Millennium), a White Signo Pen, and a Sakura Clear Stardust GellyRoll Pen, scissors, adhesives (tape runner, glue and glue dots) and a brown ink pad (preferably Tim Holtz Distressed Tea Dye).

Sun - Feb 28th - 130-400pm - "Love/Family/Home

Instructor: Carolyn Gray Fee: $17.50


You're Invited! Join us to create six to eight original recipe pages that even Grandma would be proud of. And, consider bringing in a favorite recipe of your own, and we may feature one of your recipes in an upcoming class. Invite your friends and lets get cooking!

*Along with your basic tools, please bring a Brown ink pad and Brown or Black pen to class if you have one available.

**Each Month, this class features new recipe designs*

Sun - Feb 21st - 130-400pm

Instructor: Julie Case Fee: $17.50

Copic Cards

Copic markers are all the rage! Are you interested in learning to use these little gems? Why not give it a try with the help of one of our Certified Copic Instructors and see how easy it is to get beautiful results your very first time. Come learn basic Copic marker coloring techniques as we create (5) five adorable cards. We'll stamp, color, emboss using Cuttlebug embossing folders, flock and glitter, in this totally hands-on class!Month, this class features new card designs**

Mon - Feb 8th - 630-830pm
Wed - Feb 10th - 630-830pm (repeat)

Instructor: Julie Case Fee: $15.00

Girly Girl

What could be more sweet and precious than pink polka dots, pink sparkly paper, and a tiara complete with pink rhinestones? Join Melanie and create two adorable 2-page layouts, four pages in all, using jewels, ribbon, Bo Bunny stickers, and coordinating paper from the Bo Bunny girl collection. Is your girl no longer a baby? Leave off a few stickers, and have girly-girl pages for any age!
Wed - Feb 17th - 630-830pm

Instructor: Melanie Massey Fee: $17.50


Just getting started or want to? Getting started DOES NOT need to be overwhelming! In this hands-on class, we will teach you everything you need to know to get started scrapbooking. Bulk up your knowledge of cutting tools, paper, adhesive and albums. Plenty of opportunity for Q&A and a store tour. All supplies provided.

Mon - Feb 22nd - 630-830pm

Nicole Yarbrough FREE*

(*Beginning Class Fees are $15 each, however, for first time attendees, the fee for this classe is complimentarily waived. A $5.00 deposit, which will be refunded as store credit with your class attendance, is required to reserve your space).
Everyday Moments

It's those moments, those everyday moments, that make life so magical. Come let Carolyn's sense of style inspire you to begin your journey capturing memories that you'll cherish. Join us to create (3) 12x12 page layouts that can be used for many of life's "Everyday Moments" from family occasions to heritage memories.

**Each Month, this class features new layout designs**

Mon - Feb 15th - 630-830pm

Instructor: Carolyn Gray Fee: $15.00
Tool Time - Die Cutting Systems

What a great class! Compare (4) four of our favorite Die Cutting Systems: Sizzix Big Shot vs. CuttleBug vs. QuicKutz Revolution & Squeeze vs. Spellbinder's Wizard. Join us for a fun evening full of ideas for how to use your personal die cutting system. We'll focus on using the Big Shot for so many different things, from 1) multiple dies and their use; 2) embossing (brass templates to Cuttlebug folders to Texture plates; and 3) all the materials it can cut, from chipboard to fabric to metal to, well, you'll just have to come see for yourself. Whether or not you own a personal die-cutting system, this is an information packed two hours you won't want to miss. Class size is limited.

Thurs - Feb 18th - 630-830pm
Instructor: Monika Ogilvie Fee: $15.00

Cricut Classes

Cricut 102 - Design Studio
Take your Cricut to the next step. The Design Studio Software will add the ability to save massive amounts of paper, weld letters to make CUTE titles and shapes, save your projects and cuts for later, and have an instant cartridge library at your fingertips. We'll teach you the basics of using the on-screen cutting mat to design unique layouts by moving, reorganizing, rotating, and welding letters and shapes together.
Supplies you need to bring for class: Laptop with Design Studio Software loaded, or the Design Studio DEMO from (If you own a desktop you can come listen to the presentation without supplies).
Thurs - Feb 4th - 630-830 pm

Instructor: Ashley Fase Fee: $15.00

Cricut 103 - Accessories

Come expand your use of the Cricut to encompass all aspects of scrapbooking from embossing to stamping to cutting acrylic and cork. We will go over how to use all of the different Cricut Accessories available including the Deepcut Blade and Pens. During this class we will also talk about cutting different types of material with your cricut, such as fabric and vinyl. All of the accessories mentioned can be used with all three Cricut machines so come join us and play!

Included in your class pack is your own Cricut Cuttables Embossing Folder Kit, a $7.99 value!
Supplies you need to bring for class: Cricut machine, mat, cartridge that came with your machine.

**Prerequisite: Cricut 101**

Tues - Feb 16th - 630-830pm

Instructor: Ashley Fase Fee: $23.00

Cricut 106 - Gypsy

With the Gypsy, you can be creative no matter where you are, because the Gypsy gives you all the design power you need right in the palm of your hand. And when you're ready to cut your projects, simply connect to your Cricut and press a button. It's that easy! And the Gypsy has plenty of room to store up to 7,000 cartridges and up to 10,000 of your own custom projects. So come join us as we teach you all of the ins and outs of your Gypsy, so you can begin to create and design anywhere.

Supplies you need to bring for class: Cricut machine, Cricut Gypsy.
**Prerequisite: Cricut 101**
If you don't have a Gypsy, stop by the store today and pick-up yours for only $239.99!

Thurs - Feb 25th - 630-830 pm
Instructor: Ashley Fase Fee: $15.00

Silhouette Classes

When it comes to bringing creative ideas to life, you know that versatility is key! So, whether you're just interested in finding out more about the digital crafting options, comparing the different digital cutting systems on the market, or have purchased a Silhouette and simply want to learn more, this is your chance. The Silouette offers the freedom to choose digital design or text size, as well as the right material to cut! The Silhouette Digital Craft Cutter gives you instant access to your entire digital design collection, the power to transform designs anywhere from 1/4 inch to 8 inches tall and will allow you to cut any TrueType font on your computer—all without any cartridges or CDs to lose, damage or store!
Join Monika as she walks you through the Silhouette step-by-step, answers all your digital design questions, compares the Silhouette to the Cricut, and gives you hands-on operation.

Silhouette 102
This is a hands-on, limited-seating class, providing you with a more in depth overview of your Silhouette. You will need to bring your own Silhouette and laptop, as Monika takes you through a step-by-step process of the physical operation of your Silhouette, purchasing images online, cutting vinyl, and more.

**Prerequisite: Silhouette 101**

Thurs - Feb 11th - 630-830pm

Instructor: Monika Ogilvie Fee: $15.00
Photography Workshops

Photo #3 - "Mama" razzi -Session 2
Session 2 - focuses on photographing events, setting up your own home studio and lighting your subjects like a real studio!
Tues - Feb 2nd - 630-830 pm
Dee Moore $25.00

Photo #4 -Become Your Own Digital Lab
"The best class I've ever taken" is what you've called this one! OK, here it is again! You've been asking Dee to show you the MAGIC! Now, you can have a digital photo lab in your own home! Imagine taking those boring photos and adding pizzazz by using Photoshop to enhance colors, create "true" black and whites, correct minimal blur, and also remove blemishes and wrinkles! And, if you know the 'right' tricks, you can even lose a little weight and more - plastic surgery in a box. WOW!! Become your own PRO!
Tues - Feb 23rd - 630-830 pm
Dee Moore $25.00

Our January - March 2010 Newsletter is now available.

Our January - March 2010 Newsletter is now available.

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