Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Queen's Knee....

The Queen's Knee has been replaced by a new and improved model. After some royal pampering befitting the queen (that she thinks she is), she'll begin her reign in physical therapy land, and have that new knee working perfectly before long. I'll try to keep you updated on her progress.
Meanwhile, back at the shoppe we're putting out the new Stampers Anonymous wood images from the Tim Holtz and Studio 490 collections. Lots of fabulous images to see. We also received new Viva Pearl Pens and InkaGold in a variety of colors.
We welcome Ellen Vargo as our guest instructor for tomorrow night's Two Tag Minimum class. We sure do appreciate her help as well as her talent. If you didn't sign up this month, try to get on the list for April's class (the 15th). We have a lot of fun, and we're amassing quite a collection of cool tags.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Masterboard samples...

Here are some of the amazing results from the Quinky Dinks' masterboard class:

The Thursday Group a.k.a. The Quinky Dinks

Once a month on Thursdays you'll find a friendly group (dubbed the "Quinky Dinks" by loyal customer Bev), in the shoppe's classroom creating art (whatever the Queen chooses), eating, kvetching, and laughing. This class is usually listed as the Mystery Card class (sometimes it's even a mystery to Patti until about a half hour before they arrive), and is open to anyone who wants to enjoy a fun day out with like-minded people. This month, Patti showed them how to create a "Masterboard" which they then cut, tore, and shaped for card and tag backgrounds. It's always fun to see their end products, all so different AND fabulous! (Blogger is experiencing problems right now so I can't show you the finished projects in this posting; however, the next one will have it.)

New products this week:
  • "Moments" magnetic die from the Sizzix Movers & Shakers collection
  • Mini leaf and branch magnetic die from the Sizzix Movers & Shakers collection
  • New ribbon and twisty twine in new colors from May Arts
  • Somerset Life (Apr/May/Jun 2011)
  • The Stampers' Sampler (Apr/May 2011)
  • Haute Handbags (Spring 2011)
  • Somerset Memories (Spring 2011)
  • Jewelry Affaire (Spring 2011)
  • Prims (Spring 2011)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March Madness...

We enjoyed a busy, art-filled weekend with Guest Artist Carol Owen teaching "Painting Without Planning" and two Altered Book workshops.

We are now starting to receive products that debuted at CHA, and I urge you to check the Products section of the website on a regular basis since I provide a list of the newest additions to our collection. Our first shipment from Stampers Anonymous included T!m's newest stamp sets as well as new stamps and Art Parts from Studio 490 (Wendy Vecchi). The Queen just told me that Wendy is planning a return visit in October... can't wait to see what she comes up with for those workshops!

We have scheduled some great classes for March, April, and May so make sure you take a moment to check the website for details.