Thursday, May 19, 2011

Shop happenings...

Susan Newton is teaching a fabulous all-day workshop this coming weekend called "Creativity - There Must Be 50 Ways to Use this Stamp", a class she originally taught over 8 years ago when The Queen's Ink was located in Crofton, MD. Over and over, we've heard from our loyal royals that this one class was pivotal for them in their stamping hobby as they understood just how much mileage could be gained from a single stamp and a few different techniques/chemicals. With so much change in the industry over the years, Susan delved into the new inks, papers, and processes, and updated the workshop to include even more great information. This will be a workshop to remember for all those fortunate enough to have secured a spot (both sessions offered are now full). A special Thanks to Susan for sharing her expertise with all of us!

Check out the new publications sure to inspire you from Somerset Studio:

  • Take Ten
  • The Stampers' Sampler
  • Somerset Studio Gallery - Summer 2011
  • Artful Blogging - Visually Inspiring Online Journals
  • Art Doll Quarterly
Other products that just arrived:
  • Alcohol Ink from Ranger
  • Restock of T!m Holtz Collection cling stamp sets from Stampers Anonymous
  • Restock of Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts and Clearly for Art Modeling Film
  • Restock of double-sided tear-able tape in a variety of sizes from Rubber Stamp Concepts
  • Inchie Squares in assorted colors from Inchie Arts LLC

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Just in...

Impression Obsession never fails to impress us (ha ha, so punny). Mitra's new wood mounted stamps are always fabulous, and now she's offering very cool cling-mounted background stamps and a new acrylic handle called the "Mega Mount" which has a 6x6 surface area and makes working with the larger images much easier.

Also new from Impression Obsession, we now have the Shaker card overlays and plastic capsules that make creating a Shaker card much easier. No more struggling to build the card - how cool is that?!

Our Zentangle display is looking pretty robust this week, with a restock of all Design Originals Zentangle publications, including the newest ones, "Alpha Tangle" and "Zen Quilting Workbook". Pay us a visit and get your own copy before they fly off the shelf! Patti taught a Zentangle Basics on Tuesday, and an Intermediate Zentangle class is scheduled for early June. Take a look at our Class Schedule, then call us to reserve your spot!

Susan Newton is teaching "Creativity - There Must Be 50 Ways to Use This Stamp!" next weekend, offered both Saturday and Sunday to accommodate our customers' busy schedules. Class size for this all-day workshop is limited to ensure each student gets plenty of attention. The display board in the shop is awesome... come by and see for yourself! The stamp you're going to use is yours to keep at the end of the workshop - cool, huh?

I just updated the Products list on the web... more dies and texture fades from Sizzix Tim Holtz Collection, plus new and restock of stamps and papers from Hero Arts.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

T!m's Stuff...

Our Royal Wedding Reception last Friday night was a resounding success. Patti reigned supreme in the classroom as customers created their own tiaras, plus she was the judge for the hat contest. You wouldn't know that her new knee is only 5 weeks old! She is moving around quite well, and was almost giddy just being back in her domain! She is very appreciative of all your well wishes as she continues to recover.

Susan Newton hosted a make-n-take and we had 30 takers - wow! She taught a card technique that will be repeated over and over by those who learned it.

I'm in the middle of putting out lots of new stuff that has T!m's name on it... boy, is he prolific! In addition to re-orders of his new cling mounted stamps some very popular Sizzix Bigz dies (Jalopy, Tag, Tray), and his Configurations boxes, we now have the tissue tape dispensers, Kraft Glassine Envelopes in two sizes and the Glassine Stash, Grungeblocks, Pen Nibs, Fractured Dolls, and Crowded Attic paper stash. We have also restocked the Distress Ink wall, including re-inkers. Hurry in cuz this stuff won't last long!!!!