Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Guest Designer!

We are very excited to welcome:

Colleen Schaan
From Copic

Save the date of Monday August 29th!

Colleen will join us for the majority of her day! We will be offering 2 different classes, in which you will make 2 cards in each class. Colleen will teach you friendly
hints using your Copic Markers!
Read below for the class details!

Copics, Color That’s Hot Hot Hot!

Heat up your projects with Copic coloring. This hands-on class will focus on basic blending techniques along with unraveling the secrets of the colorless blender marker. You will have plenty of time to play as you use these techniques to create 2 cards featuring stamped images from some of the most popular stamp companies around.

Class fee includes: Instruction, cardstock for blending practice, stamped images, complete supplies for creating the cards and access to sketch markers for the duration of the class.

Please bring: Basic class kit – cutting tool or scissors and adhesive of your choice. If you would like to bring your own markers, please make sure they are labeled with your name.

Class times will be:

10:30 am-12:30 pm Copics, Color, That's Hot Hot Hot 1

12:30-1:30- Book Signing (Free)

2:00pm-4:00pm- Copics, Color That's Hot Hot Hot 2

Class Fee will be $35.00 per class

Make sure to call and make your reservations before the space is filled. We are now accepting reservations and a $25.00 fee is required to hold your spot.

It is required that you know basic's about your Copic Markers. A Copic 101 class is recommended in order to get the most out of Colleen's Classes!

See the store calendar for all the Copic 101 classes being offered between now, and the time that Colleen will be here!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Whew.....SO tired!

Wow, I cannot believe we are already in the 4th day of the month, and My BIG birthday is tomorrow. 30. I know some of you say I am still a baby, (I am a heart) but I am really having a difficult time with this..... I'm not sure why, but I am.

As, mom and I were looking over the May Calendar in walked these beautiful roses this morning
I may not have the most romantic husband, but I sure do feel loved!

So, we just finished up our National Scrapbook Day Celebration last weekend at the Trianon here in Bonita Springs, it was beautiful! The croppers were great, we all got along, had a good time together, and ate lots of goodness!

We had such a great response to the 3 day crop that we have our next one planned for Friday August 12, 13, and 14th. We have the ball room reserved again at the Trianon. The Crop will be $100.00 and will include Dinner Friday Night, Dinner Saturday Night, and lunch on Sunday. Rooms will be available at the Trianon again for those who would like to stay there. We are now taking reservations, and can hold 40 people comfortably, we expect space to fill up quickly, so if you would like to guarantee yourself a spot, please call with a 50% deposit to hold your spot!

Here are a few pictures of the winners we had for our Birdhouse Contest that was throughout the weekend! We had a first, second, and third place winner.

Here are a few of our entries:

Of course these photos don't do justice to the hard work that was done on these designs.

Here is a picture of our finalist. We had a tie for the 3rd place prize! Congrats to you all for your hard work. 3rd place winners received a gift from Basic Grey, 2nd place winner received the entire winter releases from Basic Grey, and our WINNER Connie Minor, who designed her birdhouse as a wedding chapel, and the bride and groom being "owls" received a prize pack from Basic Grey, a BO Bunny Purse, AND is coming to our crop in August for FREE!

Congratulations winners!

I have to say this was a fun contest and we are already shopping for the August crop contest!

Check out some pictures below of our amazing National Scrapbook Day Event!

This is just a little collage of the ball room that we had, the Canvas Corp make and take that was donated to us (unbelievable) and a few pictures of the awesome hotel that the event was held at!

Thanks to all of you who participated in this event, the overwhelming response to the event has been great, we are so happy that you all LOVED your Thirty-one Goody Bags, and all the "stuff" that was in them, and all the GREAT giveaways!

We are looking forward to the August Crop and we know you are to! Make sure you call to sign up before the space is FULL! We do expect this next crop to Sell Out!